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Concert Weekend: Sturgill Simpson, Hamtramck Music Fest, Dave Bruzza, Billy Gilman and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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The critically acclaimed Sturgill Simpson who recorded his latest album, "Sound & Fury," at Waterford's McGuire Motor Inn plays two shows, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 29-March 1, at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Detroiters Chuck Bartels (bass) and Bobby Emmett (keyboards) are in the band, and Tyler Childers opens both nights. Doors at 6:30 p.m. $79.50-$99.50; Saturday is sold out; 313-638-2724 or themasonic.com.



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The Hamtramck Music Fest enters its seventh year with 190 acts playing in 24 venues, ranging from dive bars to churches, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 28-March 1. Weekend wristbands are $15 and available at locations around the metro area. All the deets can be found at 2020.hamtramckmusicfest.com.







New York electronic singer-songwriter Elliot Moss and Derover start the weekend Friday at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. Tickets $18; 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.



Onetime country wunderkind Billy Gilman is joined by JD Eicher at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. Tickets $30-$45; 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Modern rockers Lund, Guccihighwaters, Guardin and Cory Wells play Friday, Feb. 28, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Tickets are sold out; 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



The Chicago funk-rock troupe the North 41 teams up with Travers Brothership at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Parliament Room it Otus Supply 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Tickets $14 advance, $17 day of show; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



Singer Cyrille Aimee presents "A Sondheim Adventure" at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in The Cube in the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave,. Detroit. Tickets $15 and $49; 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Pops presents "From Broadway to Hollywood" Friday through Sunday, Feb. 28-March 1, at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $24-$110. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



Guitarists Larry McCray and Jake Kershaw play the blues on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $25; 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.



Raul Midon plays his jazzy, flamenco-flavored songs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets $20; 734-761-1818 or theark.org.



Greensky Bluegrass' Dave Bruzza brings his Unsafe at Any Speed to town for an 8:30 p.m. show on Saturday, Feb. 29, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, Ferndale. Full Cord opens. Tickets $22; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



Georgia country singer Jobe Fortner and Kentucky native Matt Bell play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at 20 Front St. In Lake Orion. Tickets $20; 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.



Country singer Ryan Hurd brings his Platonic Tour 2020 to Saint Andrew's Hall, 431 E. Congress St., on Saturday, Feb. 29. Doors at 7 p.m. Niko Moon opens. Tickets $49; 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Case, Vivian Green, Algebra Blesset and Anthony David perform in the Leap Year Neo Soul Explosion at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit. Tickets $44-$74; 313-887-8500 or musichall.org.



Nashville dream pop act Phangs joins 90s Kids, No Alarm and Cheer Caption on Saturday, Feb. 29, in The Underground @ DIME, 1265 Griswold St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $12; 313-223-1600 or dime-detroit.com.



Singer Candice Hoyes and bassist Noah Jackson dip into a more obscure part of Duke Ellington's repertoire with "On a Turquoise Cloud" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in The Cube at the Fisher Music Center, Detroit. Tickets $18 and $60; 313-576-5111 or dso.org.



Guitarist A. Spencer Barefield and his daughter, violinist Jannina Barefield Norpoth, and others present a Black History Month Beyond Classical concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in a private home in Detroit's Palmer Woods neighborhood. Address provided with registration at 313-891-2514 or palmerwoods.org.



The Denver-based electronic act Manic Focus joins Daily Bread, Shooka and Sadrn on Friday, Feb. 29, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $20; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



Folk/electronic singer-songwriter Radical Face (aka Ben Cooper) celebrates the reissue of his "Ghost" album on Saturday, Feb. 29, at El Club, 4140 Vernor Hwy., Detroit. Axel Flovent opens. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $22 in advance, $25 day of show; elclubdetroit.com.



New Zealand's Baynk plays chill electronica on Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets $16 advance, $18.50 day of show; 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.



California hard rockers Trapt play Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Token Lounge, Westland. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $20; 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.



Detroit guitar legend Jim McCarty and his Mystery Train get all aboard Saturday, Feb. 29, at Joy Manor, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $10; 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.



Mountain Heart plays bluegrass and more at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at The Ark, Ann Arbor. Tickets $30; 734-761-1818 or theark.org.



Atlanta garage rockers Black Lips play Sunday, March 1, at Deluxx Fluxx, 1274 Library St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $15; 313-788-7015 or deluxxfluxx.com.



Chicago rockers Sleep On It top a bill with Bearings, Between You and Me, NeverKept and Sleeperdaisy on Sunday, March 1, in the Pike Room at the Crofoot, Pontiac. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $15; 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.



Lespecial brings its progressive, hip blend to Ferndale at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply. Tickets $12 advance, $14 day of show; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.



Detroit jazz singer John "Tbone" paxton joins the RJ Spangler Quintet to celebrate the release of their new album, "Back in Your Own Back Yardm: at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Cliff Bell's, 2020 Park Ave., Detroit. $10. 313-961-2543 or cliffbells.com.



Hard rockers While She Sleeps, He Is Legend and Savage Hands get heavy on Sunday, March 1, in the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $20; 313-961-6358 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.



Billy Strings and Terry Barber team up for a sold-out Family Strings concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at The Ark, Ann Arbor; 734-761-1818 or theark.org.

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