Buddy's Pizza Day • 6/23
Saturday is Buddy's Pizza Day in Detroit, so make sure celebrate in a pizza-tastic way! 65 years in the Motor City is quite a feat, so make sure you get your fill of a Motown classic.
Hey Rosetta! The Magic Stick • 6/22
Hey Rosetta!'s unique sound is based on the typical rhythm section of any indie-rock band, but it is then further layered with the strings of a violin and cello, creating an energetic, lush and mature sound. This rising Canadian band will be crossing the border into Detroit on Friday to give a powerful show that is sure to turn all in attendance into Hey Rosetta! followers. Don't miss their distinct sound formation. Doors at 8 p.m., more info at majesticdetroit.com.
Aretha Franklin Fox Theatre • 6/22
Stop daydreaming and get on the freeway of love to give the Queen of Soul a little bit of R-E-S-P-E-C-T! She may not have been born here, but this member of R&B royalty has Detroit pumping in her blood and she is about to grace us with her evocative, soulful voice once again. Her satin-smooth vocals fills your chest with a sensation of empowerment, fabricating a feeling as commanding as her imposing, no-BS attitude. Franklin has won 17 Grammy Awards, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Living Legend Award. Take pride in her classic timelessness on Friday at the Fox Theatre. Begins at 8 p.m.; more info at olympiaentertainment.com.
Hottiefest The Beach Grill • 6/22-6/23
Get caught up in the beat of the DJs' spins and the dancing lights while the neon-painted, bikini-clad ladies move to the music. Please be aware that the best indoor/outdoor party of the summer has returned – and this time it's neon-themed! And it's even bigger, with more DJs (Captn20, Godfather, Matt Aubrey and Maz plus Tone on percussion), more VIP boats and more glistening hotties. Friday takes you to the neon party and body painters, while Saturday will lead you into the Hottiefest beach party. More info at hottiefest.com.
Insane Clown Posse Emerald Theatre • 6/23
All we can think of is Faygo – and lots of Faygo. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope will be, without a doubt, shooting mass amounts of our favorite homegrown fizzy drink into the crowd on Saturday. One of Detroit's best success stories, this grimy yet incredibly entertaining rap duo has accumulated nationwide success since they first began in the early '90s. Get your Juggalo group together and follow ICP over to the Emerald Theatre to witness madness onstage. Who knows what the hardcore hip-hop duo will bring with them this time? Hopefully something along the lines of monsters, showgirls, dancing clowns and caged attractions. Don't miss the insanity. Doors at 7 p.m.; more info at emeraldtheatre.com.
Experience Saturdays Bleu • 6/23
If you didn't have plans for Saturday before, you most certainly do now. Not only do you get an orgasmic lineup of stellar DJs (Godfather, Tom T and Rob Play), but you'll also be in store for a very special appearance by Big Sean and a live performance by Joey Hewie. And did we mention the Moonwalker (Michael Jackson tribute) theme for this particular installment of Experience Saturdays? It's gonna be a showstopper! Doors at 10 p.m., with more info at bleudetroit.com.
Collective Soul St. Andrew's Hall • 6/24
Any literature buffs out there? Did you know this Georgian alt-rock group got its name from Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead? The name comes from the line "I wanted power over a collective soul and I got it." And in Collective Soul's roughly 20 years of being together, the group has gotten just that. Developing from a post-grunge sound to poppier alt-rock stylings, Collective Soul has accumulated quite a collective of fans. These well-coiffed veteran rockers are set to stop in Detroit while on tour. Don't miss your chance to catch them on Sunday at St. Andrew's Hall. Doors at 7 p.m., more info at livenation.com.