Between several Grammies, Brit Choice Awards, MTV Choices and a nod from Billboard Magazine in 2009 as pop musician of the decade, P!nk comes with more than enough qualifications to rock out a stage. With a style and swagger that bucks trends and fends off haters, she's one hell of a woman rocker who always delivers one hell of a stage show. Suffice it to say, this won't be your run-of-the-mill pop show. Patrons are sure to get a lot of pink and no stink when she powers up at the Palace. Ticket prices vary. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Check out palacenet.com for more details.
Tiesto EMU Convocation Center • 2/27
A genre-defying DJ of Dutch descent, Tiesto is constantly ranked among the top DJs in the world. He's been nominated for a Grammy as well as numerous MTV Music Awards and he even performed at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games. Bringing his music to life in front of tons of adoring fans, you can believe his performance at the EMU Convocation Center will be as electric as his showcase in Athens eight years ago. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $30/$40. Check emutix.com for more info.
Pitbull Dance Show Luna • 2/28
Enjoy a performance by the world-renowned Luna Dancers as they tear up the stage to the tunes of Mr. Worldwide. Need to loosen up a little before hitting the dance floor yourself? There will be complimentary drinks from 9 to 10 p.m. and $2 You Call Its afterward. Can you think of a better way to heat up a cold February Thursday night? Neither can we. Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover is $5. Check lunaroyaloak.com for more info.
Chris Lake Elektricity • 3/1
Performing with Oscar G, Mr. Lake is set to tear the roof off Pontiac's premier electronic music venue this Friday night. The enigmatic (and very handsome, might we add) Scottich house DJ paved his way in the biz by making bootleg remixes of hits like "Sweet Dreams," "Phat Planet" and "Climbatize." Catch him with his co-headliner for their only stop in Michigan. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and tickets are $10/$15. Check elektricitymusic.com for more info.
MOnster Jam Ford field • 3/2
Want to see big cars get smashed by even bigger cars? Want to hear the crunch of metal and the roar of the crowd? Want to be wowed by death-defying feats and tires the size of that Smart car you drive around? If you answered yes to all of these questions and are becoming more excited by the minute then the Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam is a can't-miss event for you and everyone you know. The show will be starring the Grave Digger and her driver Dennis Anderson, neither of whom have made an appearance in Detroit in over three years. This show was originally scheduled for 3/9, but due to unforeseen circumstances was moved up a week. Check your tickets if you've already purchased them. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20-$55. Check monsterjam.com for more info.
Phantasmagoria The Magic Bag • 3/2
Long has Phantasmagoria been one of our favorite local artists and although they're one of the best bands around to catch on their own, they'll be performing with the our favorite set of nubes, FlashClash, making this a night that shouldn't be missed. Autumn Wolf is set to perform as well, making this Saturday night nothing but complete. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. Check themagicbag.com for more info.
Gaslight Anthem Fillmore • 3/3
These New Jersey boys have come a long way since the release of their first album Sink or Swim back in '07. Gaslight Anthem has brought back the classic blue collar sound that harkens back to the likes of Bruce Springsteen. The groups even got to play with The Boss on a few occasions. See them for yourself in Detroit. Ticket prices range from $25 to $35 and doors open at 7pm. See thefillmoredetroit.com for more info.