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Music Weekend: Umphrey's McGee, Micro Movement, Michigan Rattlers, more...

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

Posted: Thursday, May 27, 2021

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Jam band favorite Umphrey's McGee hits town for two shows, Friday and Saturday, May 28-29, at the Crofoot Festival Grounds on Municipal Parking Lot 9 in Pontiac. Doors open at 6 p.m. for both, with tickets starting at $200 per pod of four people. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Call 248-858-9333 or visit thecrofoot.com. For an interview with the band visit theoaklandpress.com/entertainment

More events (all subject to change):

Live and In Person:

In lieu of this year's Movement festival at Hart Plaza, the Micro Movement Weekend features four dozen free performances Friday through Monday, May 28-31, at three Detroit venues: TV Lounge, 2548 Grand River Blvd.; the Magic Stick Alley Deck, 4120 Woodward Ave.; and Spot Lite Detroit, 2905 Beaufait St. Attendance will be limited and masks required, but the shows will be streamed via paxahau.tv for those who can't get in. Visit paxahau.com for more details.

The Outfit plays bluegrass and roots music at 7 p.m. for the Parliament Room's Tent Series at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; 248-291-6160 or otussupply.com.

Nashville singer-songwriter Lisa Mary opens the Friday Night Live Music Series at 7 p.m. May 28 in Milford's Center Street Park. More details via huronvalleyarts.org.

The Cadieux Cafe's Mussel Beach hosts a full holiday weekend of shows, starting with Supercrunch! on Friday, May 28, Motor City Josh and the Big Three on Saturday, May 29, and the Michigan Rattlers, down from Petoskey, on Sunday and Monday, May 30-31. Doors at 7 p.m. for all, 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, 313-882-8560 or cadieuxcafe.com.

The Nightmare plays tribute to Alice Cooper on Friday, May 28, doors at 7 p.m. at the Token Lounge, 28949 Joy Road, Westland, 734-513-5030 or tokenlonge.com.

Local hard rock quartet Fallen Stronger celebrates the release of its new CD Saturday, May 29, doors at 6 p.m. at the Diesel Concert Lounge, 33152 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Township, 586-933-3503 or dieselconcerts.com.

Blues guitarist Tab Benoit plays Saturday, May 29, at the Token Lounge in Westland, 734-513-5030 or tokenlonge.com.

The Detroit Historical Museum closes its exhibit celebrating the Movement/Detroit Electronic Music festival's first 20 years with a special event at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 30, that will include a screening of the documentary "The Drive Home," a panel discussion and music by Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale. Details via detroithistorical.org.

London Beck plays a virtual concert for the Amplify Kickback Series at 7 p.m. Monday, May 31. Tickets via theark.org.

Recommended Livestreams:

And SiriuxXM hosts a virtual Dance Again Festival, featuring DJ sets by deadmau5, Kygo, Diplo, Marshmello, Tiesto David Guetto and many more, Friday through Sunday, May 28-30, on its BPM, Chill, Revolution and Utopia channels. siriusxm.com/listen/freevent for more information.

"They Still Want to Kill Us," an aria by Daniel Bernard Roumain marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre is performed by mezzo-soprano J'Nai Brides and streaming through July 31 via SummerStageAnywhere.org.

Radiohead unearths a 2018 concert from Lima, Peru, at 3 p.m. Friday, May 28, via the band's YouTube channel.

The Metropolitan Opera's "Rare Gems" series concludes with three virtual weekend performances: Giordano's "Fedora" from 1997 on Friday, May 28; Strauss' "Capriccio" from 2011 on Saturday, May 29; and a 2011 presentation of Rossin's "Le Comte Ory" on Sunday, May 30. All 7:30 p.m. via metopera.org.

Dead and Company streams its 2020 shows from the Playing in the Sand festival in Cancun at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 28-29. Tickets via nugs.net.

Shannon McNally celebrates her new album, "The Waylon Sessions," at 9 p.m. Friday, May 28. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Pop trio LANY plays at 9 p.m. Friday, May 28 for the Wiltern Livestream Series from Los Angeles. Tickets via lany.veeps.com.

World premiere performances of "Circus Days and Nights," a new opera by Philip Glass, will be livestreamed from Sweden's Malmo Opera starting Saturday, May 29. The elaborate production is based on writings by American poet Robert Lax and is co-produced by Cirkus Cirkor. Showtimes and ticket information can be found via malmoopera.se/circus-days-and-nights-in-english.

Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Gish," with a two-hour livestream at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 29, from Corgan's Madame ZuZu's tea shop in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. The event includes a listening party -- with some unreleased music -- and Q&A. Tickets on sale at noon Friday, May 28, via store.smashingpumpkins.com.

Chris Young, Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 29, and again at midnight from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Tune in via circleallaccess.com.

Melissa Etheridge celebrates her 60th birthday and previews her next album, "One Way Out," with a full band show at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 29, live from Los Angeles. Tickets via etheridge.tv.com.

The jazz troupe Incognito lets loose at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

Canadian metal favorite Voivod plays its "Nothingface" album in its entirety at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 30, as part of its "Hypercube Sessions" series. Tickets via thepointofsale.com.

Timabland and Swizz Beatz, co-founders of the Verzuz battle series, stage a rematch at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30, via the VerzuzTV Instagram Live account, Trill and Fite TV.

Macy Gray takes to the virtual stage with a livestream performance at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com.

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