Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Elektricity • 8/17
Deep sounds and funky intoxicating house music at the hands of Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano is guaranteed to produce a passionate night of sweating, dancing and booze consumption. Their irresistible take on spinning house comes from the electricity that feeds off of these two bodies as they spin together with a common goal of exciting as many people as they can. Doors at 9 p.m. for this 18+ show – and it's only $10, per usual – with more info at elektricitymusic.com.
Eyes Set to Kill Magic Stick Lounge • 8/16
With strong lead female vocals, Eyes Set to Kill is redefining what it sounds like to be an alternative metalcore band. Reminiscent of Paramore, Eyes Set to Kill has full wallowing vocals with a strong energetic metal rock backing that pushes the sound until it can't contain itself anymore and it falls over into a screaming release of painful heartache. And did we mention that every frickin' one of these people are gorgeous? Because there's that too. Doors at 8 p.m., more info at the majesticdetroit.com.
DJ Deville Bleu • 8/18
DJ Deville takes your favorite radio hits and sets them on fire. Deville does it right as he spins the most popular hip-hop, pop and rock with a bit of his own house thrown in to energize you with his favorite bass beat. Deville has electrified dance floors all over the world, from Shanghai to Hong Kong to Miami – and now Detroit. Don't miss the chance to catch him while he's here—groups of eight or more ladies get a free bottle of KINKY and a booth with reservations. This is the perfect chance to forget your weekly worries and just dance. Oh, and please note that the super-talented DJ Juice and Vyctor Ukraine will be performing as well. Doors at 10 p.m., for more info go to bleudetroit.com.
Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Riverside Park • 8/17-8/19
Ypsi will be transformed this weekend into one of the most diverse festival ground of fun and entertainment that you've ever witnessed. There are delights ranging from a Riverside Beer Garden to casino gambling to Native American Pow Wows and a drum and dance demonstration by the Native Youth Alliance. Live musical performances (Ben Daniels Band, Third Coast Kings and more), arts & crafts and a robotics demonstration should also make your must-see list. So round up the family and enjoy the sunshine for a day or three. For more info, check out ypsilantiheritagefestival.com.
The Bodeans The Magic Bag • 8/23
Classic American rock straight from the roots, the Bodeans are a mix of soulful blues-rock and country. They are the definition of dark blue jeans, red bandanas and country guitars with their heartland blue collar simplicity. So dig out those old cowboy boots (that we know are getting dusty in your closet) and head over to the Magic Bag to pay dues to the resilience of American rock. Doors at 8 p.m. with more info available at themagicbag.com.
Champagne Cruise Westborn Market • 8/17
Start the Woodward Dream Cruise celebrations early with the Champagne Cruise on Friday night. Westborn's Berkley location will be hosting a strolling night to benefit Forgotten Harvest, beginning the evening with chilled champagne and a reception that quickly leads into a taste fest spectacular, highlighting local eateries such as Atwater Brewery, Taste Love Cupcakes and Slow's BBQ. Entertainment will be provided by the Detroit Circus and Rock the Booth as guests dance to the tunes of Modern Tribe. Begins at 6 p.m., more info at forgottenharvest.com.
linkin park & incubus Palace • 8/21
The Honda Civic Tour presents two great alt-rock bands of the past two decades—a perfect pairing for a Tuesday night date experience! Linkin Park has grown into a successful rap-rock cacophony of sound which MTV named the sixth greatest band of the music video era. And Incubus has equally matured and reaffirmed their rock abilities. Listen as the music throws you back to younger memories and then hurtles through into their most recent compilations of sound. Doors at 6:30, more info at palacenet.com.