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Concert Weekend: Dave Mason, TMBG, Ginuwine, Detroit Youth Choir and more...
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason will be feelin' alright at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. $31 and up. 313-309-4614 or soundboarddetroit.com.
• Billy Raffoul, who cut his musical teeth in Detroit and Leamington, Ont. (his father is fellow singer-songwriter Jody Raffoul), plays a sold-out show on Friday, March 6, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Dos Argentes opens. Doors at 7 p.m. 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.
• Rapper Ginuwine headlines Friday, March 6, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors at 9 p.m. $45-$800. 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.
• Jim Stafford brings his spiders, snakes and songs to the Macomb Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6. $34.50-$50.50. 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. 586-286-2222 or macombcenter.com.
• The Orchard Lake Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Beethoven, von Suppe, Hummel and Howard Hanson at 3 ($5) and 7:30 p.m. (free) on Friday, March 6, at the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills. OrchardLakePhil.org.
• Peace Frog: The Doors Tribute rides on the storm Friday, March 6, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors at 8 p.m. $20. 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.
• Irish expatriate Keith Harkin makes his way from Los Angeles to Lake Orion for a show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at 20 Front Street. $20-$40. 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
• The Detroit Youth Choir is the Friday Night Live" musical feature at 7 and 8:30 p.m. March 6 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Free with museum admission. 313-833-9700 or dia.org.
• The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Classical Roots concerts celebrates African-American classical music contributions with performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor"), the world premiere of Nkeiru Okoye's "Black Bottom" and more at 10:45 a.m. Friday, March 6, and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Saturday's concert will be webcast via dso.org/live. $15-$50. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.
• New Orleans rockers the Revivalists, with Tank & the Bangas, play Friday, March 6, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors at 7 p.m. $30.50-$75. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.
• Country up-and-comer Ashley McBryde brings her One Night Standards Tour for one night only on Friday, March 6, at Saint Andrew's Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Avalon Black opens. Doors at 8:30 p.m. Sold out. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Los Angeles electropop artist Elohim tops a Ones To Watch bill with Bahari and Mehro on Friday, March 6 at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 6 p.m. $25. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Former Queensryche singer Geoff Tate celebrates two of the band's albums, "Empire" and "Rage For Order," by playing them in their entireties on Friday, March 6, at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors at 7 p.m. $30. 734-513-5030 or thetokenlounge.com.
• The Irish-American string band We Banjo 3 returns to the Ark in Ann Arbor, where it recorded its "Roots to Rise" live album, for a sold-out show at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6. 316 S. Main St. 734-761-1818 or theark.org.
• Local Americana favorite the Steve Taylor Three celebrates the release of its new album, "Earn Every Scar," with a sold-out show at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Dixie Moon Saloon 111 S. Main St., Royal Oak. 248-850-7075 or dixiemoonsaloon.com.
• Singer-songwriter Chris Trapper is on hand at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. $18. 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.
• Canadian rock stalwarts Sloan cross the border for a show Saturday, March 7, at Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $25. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• Netherland electronic upstart Droeloe tops a bill that includes Taska Black and Quiet Bison on Saturday, March 7, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors at 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 day of show. majesticdetroit.com.
• The Tartan Terrors will be joined by dancers and comedians during its show at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Ark in Ann Arbor. $20. 734-761-1818 or theark.org.
• The Minneapolis trio Bad Bad Hats rock at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Parliament Room at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. $12 advance, $14 at the door. 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.
• The always popular They Might Be Giants plays its 1990 album "Flood" at two sold-out shows Sunday and Monday, March 8-9, at the Majestic Theatre, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. 313-833-9700 or majesticdetroit.com.
• Rappers Young Dolph and Key Glock bring da noise Sunday, March 8, at Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. $34.50. 313-961-8137 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.
• The Ann Arbor Concert Band presents a "Pure-ly Michigan: Celebrating Michigan Composers" concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. $10-$500. 734-668-8397 or michtheater.org.
• Canada's Cowboy Junkies return for a sold-out show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Ark in Ann Arbor. 734-761-1818 or visit www.theark.org.
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