Guitar Heroes Lead Metro Area Music Weekend – Macomb Daily

If you’re a hero guitar fan, it’s a good weekend to be in the metro area, with these four string benders mixing blues and rock at local venues…

• British expat Joanne Shaw Taylor, who has spent more than a decade living in the Detroit metro area, celebrates her new album “Nobody’s Fool” on Friday, November 4 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Doors at 7 pm 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com. For an interview, visit theoaklandpress.com.

• Canadian Anthony Gomes brings his ‘High Voltage Blues’ to town on Saturday 5 November at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sunny Bleau & the Moons. 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.

Canadian guitarist Anthony Gomes will perform at Token Lounge on Saturday November 5th. (Photo by David Phobst)

• Motor City rock and blues veteran Jim McCarty (Detroit Wheels, Detroit, Cactus, the Rockets) and his band Mystery Train play Saturday, November 5 at Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit. 313-882-8560 or cadieuxcafe.com.

• Chicago native JD Simo will play Sunday November 6th at Token Lounge, Westland. Patrick Sweany opens. Doors at 6:30 p.m. 734-513-5030 or tokenlounge.com.

Other musical events of note this weekend (all subject to change) include:

Music Director Jader Bignamini returns to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, with guest pianist Daniel Trifonov, through Saturday, November 4 at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Saturday’s concert is streamed live at 7:45 p.m. via the orchestra’s website. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.

• The Wu Family Academy Showcase, featuring ensembles from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Civic Youth Ensemble, will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 4 at Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.

• Lebanese-American singer of Cantonal origin Bazzi brings his Infinite Dream Tour to the Fillmore Detroit on Friday November 4th. 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors 7 p.m. 313-961-5451 or thefillmoredetroit.com.

Canton-born Lebanese-American singer Bazzi performs his Infinite Dream Tour at the Fillmore Detroit on Friday, November 4.  (Photo by Henry Ammann)
Canton-born Lebanese-American singer Bazzi performs his Infinite Dream Tour at the Fillmore Detroit on Friday, November 4. (Photo by Henry Ammann)

• EDM’s favorite Girl Talk returns to take the floor on Friday, November 4 at Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors 9 p.m. 313-961-8961 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• DIY indie rocker Alex G and Hatchie play Friday, November 4 at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave. Doors 7 p.m. 313-833-9700 or themajesticdetroit.com.

• It’s a busy weekend at Ferndale’s Magic Bag: Los Angeles rockers She Wants Revenge are joined by the Chameleons and D’arcy on Friday November 4; the all-female Lez Zeppelin tribute on Saturday, November 5; and Mark Kozelek’s Sun Kil Moon rises again on Sunday, November 6. 22920 Woodward Ave. 248-544-1991 or themagicbag.com.

• The Sheepdogs descend from the Great White North to perform on Friday November 4 at the El Club, 4114 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit. 313-757-7942 or elclubdetroit.com.

• Mexican-American pop artist Jean Dawson performs “Chaos Now” on Friday, November 4 at Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors 6 p.m. 313-961-8961 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Detroit hip-hop group Dubphonics reunites for an 8 pm show Friday, November 4 at Cadieux Cafe, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit. 313-882-8560 or cadieuxcafe.com.

• Drummer, singer, songwriter, and Detroit native Professor Leonard King performs “Detroit Rutude Music (Roots and Attitude)” at 8 p.m. Friday, November 4 at The Cube at Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.

• Arizona singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews visits Friday, November 4 — just three days before her 32nd birthday — at the Houses of Parliament at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.

• Troubadour Chris Trapper brings his songs and stories to 20 Front Street in Lake Orion at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 4. 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.

• Electronic duo BoomBox, featuring Super Dre and ETHNO, will play Friday, November 4 at Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave. Doors at 9:30 p.m. 313-833-9700 or themajesticdetroit.com.

• Staind frontman Aaron Lewis performs acoustic solo shows at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 and Monday, Nov. 7 at the Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. 800-745-3000 or soundboarddetroit.com.

• The Detroit Lucid Furs kick off their final tour at 9pm on Friday, November 4 at Small’s, 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. Tiger Sex and Dick Hickey also perform. 313-873-1117 or smallsbardetroit.com.

• Nashville singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Shires will be on stage at 8 p.m. Friday, November 4 at The Ark 316 S. Main St. Honey Harper opens. 313-761-1818 or theark.org.

• Danish headbangers Mercyful Fate bring the noise on their first North American headlining tour in over 20 years on Saturday November 5 at the Masonic Temple Theatre, 500 Temple St., Detroit. Kreator and Midnight are also on the bill. Doors 6 p.m. 313-548-1320 or themasonic.com.

• Swedish EDM favorite Liquid Stranger hosts a dance party on Saturday November 5 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St. Tripp St. and Revenscoon also perform. 248-399-2980 or royaloakmusictheatre.com.

• Pittsburgh’s socially responsible punk rock troupe Anti-Flag is joined by We Are the Union, Blind Adam and the Federal League on Saturday, November 5 at Sanctuary Detroit, 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck. 313-462-4117 or sanctuarydetroit.com. For an interview, visit theoaklandpress.com.

• Country singer Cooper Alan performs Saturday November 5 at Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors at 7 p.m. 313-961-8961 or saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Last Night Saved My Life plays Saturday, November 5 at Vernors Hall at the Crofoot Complex, 1 S. Saginaw Street, Pontiac. Years later, Former Critics and Bring Your Best also perform. Doors 7 p.m. 248-858-9333 or thecrofoot.com.

• Broken Skyline: A Bluegrass Tribute to Tom Petty will take place on Saturday November 5 in the Parliament Hall at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.

• Nashville guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson performs at 8 pm Saturday, November 5 at 20 Front Street in Lake Orion. 248-783-7105 or 20frontstreet.com.

• Classically Trained Pianos BLKBOK, originally from Detroit, is at The Ark in Ann Arbor at 8 p.m. 316 S. Main St. 313-761-1818 or theark.org.

• The all-star Detroit City Orchestra Plus debuts at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 6 at the Cube at the Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-576-5111 or dso.org.

• Rappers Juvenile and Twista perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 6 at Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit. 313-471-7000 or 313Presents.com.

• The great harmonica player Peter “Madcat” Ruth conducts his quartet CARMa at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 6 at The Ark 316 S. Main St. 313-761-1818 or theark.org.

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