Bass Drum of Death The Magic Stick • 6/18
With long, shaggy hair and the dirty grunginess of garage rock, Bass Drum of Death will be rolling through Detroit like a freight train. Their accelerated guitar and percussion sounds lead to head-thrashin' and body-shakin'. But really, they belong in one of those classic high school movies about breaking the rules. Their music produces images of high-top sneakers, pizza and skateboards. Their lyrics range from topics about drugs, religious girls, Elvis dreams, the devil and panic attacks—all basic life experiences. If you feel like some wickedly modern yet throwback tunes, head over to the Magic Stick, order a PBR and take a listen. Doors at 8 p.m., more info at majesticdetroit.com.
ferry corsten Elektricity • 6/15
The man formerly known by the infamous nickname of System F, hailing from the Netherlands, is bringing his talents to Pontiac this Friday. Consistently ranked as one of the world's top DJs and remixers, Corsten has been at it for over two decades, having amassed a loyal following – and an even larger list of awards and nominations. He's remixed every artist under the sun, and has played sets in every corner of the globe. His signature trance sound has helped build EDM into the fastest-growing genre of music on the planet. And now's your opportunity to see him live at one of metro Detroit's premier electronic music venues. Doors at 9 p.m., tickets are $15. For more info at elektricitymusic.com.
Kristin Chenoweth Detroit Opera House • 6/15
Blonde bombshell, actress, singer and Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth will be stopping at the DOH while on tour. She has starred in a plethora of movies and hit TV shows (from The West Wing to Pushing Daisies to reoccuring appearances on Glee). However, she will always be the Dolly Parton of Broadway. Some have even said she is one of Broadway's greatest talents since Barbara Streisand. With her knockout good looks and crystalline voice, you can expect Chenoweth to delight with extensive musical selections from country, spiritual and pop genres. But of course, we are most eager for her show tunes, which will be omnipresent at this showcase. Look forward to selections from Wicked, Steel Pier and Promises, Promises – while also sampling songs from her new album, Some Lessons Learned. Begins at 8 p.m., more info at michiganopera.org.
Yos Grasshopper Underground • 6/16
If you had the unfortunate chance of missing him at Movement or opening for some EDM heavy hitters throughout metro Detroit, you can catch YOS in Ferndale on Saturday. The local DJ and producer has shared the spotlight with the likes of Deadmau5, Avicii and more. He will be spinning a blend of tech-house and techno while mixing in tribal beats and unique vocals. But what really sets him apart from his EDM counterparts is his ability to energize the crowd! Doors at 9 p.m., more info at thegrasshopperunderground.com.
Cada's Swimsuit Beach Party Cada's Poker and Sports Grill • 6/16
Is there any better way to spend a hot Saturday night than a beach party? How about the first annual swimsuit beach party at Cada's in Sterling Heights? Come dressed in your best beach wear, because there will be complimentary drinks for any ladies in bikinis or beach attire. Not only can you expect some delightful patio grilling and drink specials, but there will be prizes throughout the night such as a trip to Vegas, Tigers tickets and much more. So come get leid, if you know what we mean. The party starts at 5 p.m., and for more info at cadassportsgrill.com.
Father's Day at the Palladium Palladium 12 Theatre • 6/17
It's almost Dad's Day! Better run to the store to buy a cheesy card or maybe just get him a tie or some socks – or you can win even more points and treat him to lunch and a movie. Enjoy a lunch buffet, salad bar, dessert, soda and popcorn at 1:30 p.m., and then sit back in a food-induced coma while you enjoy either Rock of Ages, That's My Boy or Madagascar 3 at 3 p.m. And if you buy three tickets, then dad's ticket is free. More info at uptownentertainment.com or 248.723.6240.
Mogwai The Crofoot • 6/19
With no mainstream choruses or vocals, Mogwai is making a visit to the Crofoot on June 19. Their eclectic post-rock compositions, with classical and experimental influences, are not made for a lover of clichéd songs, but for those who appreciate progressive art-rock. This quintet has minimal, whispering vocals – with their main focus on instrumentals. Each composition is imaginatively philosophical, focusing greatly on emotion through the melodies. Doors at 7 p.m., more info at thecrofoot.com.