Like willowing wisdom, Florence's songs are remedies for your soul. With the music comes emotional freedom, complete catharsis and a final understanding of your own self. She has the ability to turn every ordinary emotion into a sublime melodrama, while at the same time harrowing in close enough to the earth to empathize and connect with every heart. Her musical style is a draping potion of human darkness and romanticism. To put it plainly – this lady has one hell of a power voice, complete with quirky melodies and touching lyricism. Don't miss this epic performance! Doors at 7:30 pm, more info at olympiaentertainment.com.
Jon Connor The Magic Stick • 7/26
The People's Rapper – soon be known for reviving Flint's standing as the Reality Rap capitol of the Midwest – is headed to Detroit. In the midst of a plethora of contemporary rappers, Jon Connor takes pride in having a genuine purpose behind his lyrics and beats. He has taken the genre far away from the synthetically manufactured hip-hop of late, and has created something more pure and in-tune with his individual emotions. Doors at 8 p.m., more info at majesticdetroit.com.
Dirty Talk Bleu • 7/27
This Friday night, you'll get dirty talk, dirty dancing and two hot ladies blending some hard spun beats, vocals and melodies. Monica Farr and Lucy Luxe make up one of the hottest female DJ duos out there right now. They have had opening slots for the likes of Basshunter, Deadmau5 and Reid Speed. hese vivacious ladies are known for blistering the floor with their eclectic dubstep and ardent electro beats. Don't miss a chance to get spicy and talk dirty. Doors at 10 p.m., more info at bleudetroit.com.
Johnny Headband The Magic Bag • 7/27
Image a Salvador Dali painting – brushed and swirled with a dreamy pop cadence, and a few atmospheric footloose moves – and you have the sonic funk-pop of Johnny Headband. Bouncing back and forth from a suburban Detroit studio to their Northern Michigan cabin, they've created a diverse range of sounds while recording. This weekend they will be hosting a 7" vinyl record release party at the Bag with fantastic openers Lettercamp and Phantasmagoria. Doors at 8 p.m., more info at themagicbag.com.
15 year Anniversary Party The Beach Grill • 7/28
The beach bar in St. Clair Shores that is known for some whopping summer parties is celebrating 15 years of non-stop fun this Saturday. The night will include a complimentary buffet from 9-11 p.m. and a complimentary champagne toast for the party accomplishment. And, of course, we can't forget those DJs that sure know how to make us move on the dance floor. For more info, head over to beachgrillrestaurantandrestort.com.
pitbull DTE Energy Music Theatre • 7/28
In case you weren't aware, Mr. 305 has become Mr. Worldwide – and you'll know exactly why when you take a look at his resume. He's got a ton of global hits (like "Back In Time" from the Men In Black 3 soundtrack), collaborations with the world's hottest artists (such as the current mega-hit "We Run the Night" with Havana Brown) and is a spokeman for some of the hottest brands on the planet. The Miami native brings his explosive show to metro Detroit, and you'd have to be crazy to miss it. Doors at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $25 for lawn (in advance) and $35-$49.50 for pavilion seats. More info at palacenet.com.
George Thorogood Motor City Casino Hotel Sound Board • 7/29
The man who graced rock n' roll with his "Bad to the Bone" hit, George Thorogood is coming to the Motor City once more. His bluesy brand of rock took off in the '80s when he supported The Rolling Stones on stage in their 1981 tour and since then, he's had two platinum and six gold records. If you haven't seen this living legend yet, now's your opportunity. Doors at 7:30 p.m., more info at motorcitycasino.com.