Sharam & Chris lake Elektricity • 5/25
The Iranian-born progressive house DJ and Scottish house DJ plan to bring you a night of dancing and debauchery in Pontiac. As one half of Grammy award-winning group Deep Dish, Sharam has wowed audiences the world over, and has been named one of the top 100 DJs in the world. Lake consistently brings his best when he visits Detroit, and this show will no doubt live up to these expectations. Doors at 9 p.m., tickets are $10, more info at elektricitymusic.com.
Chaos Rains Emerald Theatre • 5/25
The hard rock of Chaos Rains will be raining down on Detroit with a high-octane performance on Friday – highlighted by metro Detroit's very first 3D music video release. Don't miss their heavy rhythmic section and high-energy stage presentation, which is known to capture audiences. But be sure to come equipped with plenty of energy, as they'll be demanding chaotic responses and participation from the crowd. Chaos Rains will start rocking at 7 p.m. Tickets $13.50, more info can be found at emeraldtheatre.net.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye Detroit Film Theatre • 5/25
The romantic partnership and relationship between '90s industrial rocker Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye, the young dominatrix he married in New York, is shown in great detail in this off-kilter documentary – including their subsequent and numerous plastic surgeries that aimed at making them physically resemble each other. The film begins at 9:30 p.m., but be sure to get there at 7 p.m. to catch Moon Pool and Dead Band, the Detroit electro duo, as they perform a live set before the viewing. Tickets are $7.50, more info at dia.org.
action bronson Crofoot Ballroom • 5/25
Action Bronson, gourmet chef-turned-rapper will be dropping rhymes at the Crofoot Ballroom, bringing his classic New York style to Detroit. "It is 100% rooted from being a New Yorker, but it definitely takes from all places, all kinds of experiences, where I've been all around the world – and mixes them together to make me," says Bronson. On Friday, he will be breaking beats about food, weed and how he likes his ladies. "Also, I like using fancy analogies that have to do with street things like like drugs and guns, and equate them with food," he says. Doors are at 8 p.m., beginning the show with sounds from Paradime and the Definition. Tickets are $15 adv, $17 dos. More info at thecrofoot.com.
summer launch Beach Grill • 5/27
The annual pre-Memorial Day celebration is kicking things off in grand fashion this year! The Nautical Nights summer party series is coming back for 2012, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better location and weekend to get things started. Three distinct party areas give you a taste of what the summer has to offer at the Beach Grill, Aqua Bar and the deck – a total of 5,000 square feet on the water! Expect concert lighting and sound in addition to the patio and its covered outdoor smoking area. And choose your arrival style – by land or sea, in joining the nearly 2,000 partygoers for an entertainment lineup featuring DJ YACHT, DJ Godfather, DJ Maz, DJ Rob-Play NYC and Tone. Additionally, you get DJ John Larson, DJ Simon Matty and DJ Marky G at the Aqua Bar and Sounds of the Caribbean on the patio. Hosts Craig Jelinek, Vinny Fontana, Rob Villanueva, Jay Mahfouz, Zack Kashmola and Eric Lenz will guide you through the party. More info at beachgrillrestaurantandresort.com.
Drake DTE Energy Music Theatre • 5/30
Drake, one of MTV's top-ranked MCs, a platinum artist and – how can we forget? – the sweet face of Jimmy from Degrassi, will be making an appearance at DTE Energy Music Theatre on 5/30. His soft yet profane heart will be pouring out hip-hop and R&B woes about lost love and other musings. And ladies, once his hip-hop crooning makes you fall in love, be sure to go out and get an owl tattoo to show your support. (We hear it's what all the cool kids are doing.) Doors at 7 p.m., Tickets $35.75-$109.75, more info at palacenet.com.
Name That tune Game Show Rockstarz • Tuesdays
What's better than a frozen Rockarita and the best karaoke in town? The chance to win $5,000 at Rockstarz' new game show, Name That Tune, every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Compete with other rocking bar-goers to test your knowledge on both the newest radio hits and classic oldies – and the coolest part is the elaborate stage setup. While you're winning big, don't forget to check out the Tuesday night specials – $1 Bud, Bud Light and Miller Lite with $4 Long Islands and Snow Cones. For more info, go to rockstarzbar.com. You'll find Rockstarz Karaoke Bar & Grille at 33729 Ford Road in Garden City.