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                                                                                            • Orgone
                                                                                              Orgone 7/22 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              This “adrenaline-fueled” funk and soul band was formed in the late ‘90s by a close knit group of eight self-taught musicians living in L.A.. Featuring their new powerhouse vocalist, Adryon de León, the band is preparing for the release of their seventh full-length album later this fall. Their music is an energetic, heart-pounding blend of deep soul, funk, afro-disco and edgy rock, covering hits like “It’s Your Thing” in addition to writing and composing their own original songs. The Infatuations and Third Coast Kings also perform. 

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                                                                                            • Todrick Hall Presents Twerk Du Soleil

                                                                                              If you’ve seen this YouTube star’s most famous videos, then you already know to expect something extravagant, colorful and hilarious as Todrick Hall sets out on his first tour of comedy skits, parodies, flash mobs and music. Hall initially shot to fame as a contestant on American Idol Season 9 after making it to the semi-finals. Once booted off the show, he dedicated his career to creating musically driven projects online including the viral videos “It Gets Better,” “McDonalds Drive Thru Song,” and “Cinderfella.” VIP tickets include a meet and greet with Todrick Hall and a signed poster. Watch him perform live this weekend when doors open at 6. 

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                                                                                            • Dick Dale
                                                                                              Dick Dale 7/23 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              The king, himself, is coming to Detroit. Not the shaky legs, greased hair king; he’s left the building. We’re talking about the king of surf guitar, Dick Dale. Not familiar with surf rock? Then head over to the Magic Bag on this evening and let the innovator show you how it’s done. Dale pioneered the style and, working closely with Fender, pushed the boundaries of electric amplification technology. His speedy picking and showmanship has been considered a precursor to Heavy Metal and has influenced the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.

                                                                                              Place: Magic Bag
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                                                                                            • OOIOO
                                                                                              OOIOO 7/23 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Inspired by an ancient form of Javanese music, Japanese band OOIOO (pronounced oh-oh-eye-oh-oh) is bursting onto the Detroit scene this weekend for a forceful performance. The band formed during the mid-1990s, merging experimental and pop music into a unique style. Their seventh and most recent album, Gamel, released on July 1, has received positive reviews that acknowledge the music’s fun, yet challenging vibe. Incorporating the tradition of Gamelan into their versatile musical style, OOIOO is led by the captivating drummer, Yoshimi, previously of the noise-pop group Boredom. (She’s the inspiration for the Flaming Lips album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots). Her skill and leadership are legendary, and for one night you can catch this international phenomenon in an intimate concert at the museum. 

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                                                                                            • Streets of Old Detroit
                                                                                              Streets of Old Detroit 7/24 9:00AM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Come out and celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday at The Detroit Historical Society’s Streets of Old Detroit exhibit. Groups will work together as historical detectives in a game involving puzzles, questions and learning about the buildings and features within the exhibit modeled after 19th century Detroit. They will also be giving out special birthday treats throughout the day. The birthday festivities will go from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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                                                                                            • Camera Obscura
                                                                                              Camera Obscura 7/24 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Tomorrow night, the sweet indie pop melodies of this Scottish five-piece will be floating through the Loving Touch. . With ease, front woman Tracyanne Campbell’s smooth, candied vocals and wry Scottish story telling illustrate the challenges of life. Themes often circle around heartbreak, a common thread running through their recent album Desire Lines, released June 4. The album title nods to life’s uncommon paths that are marked by wear, not by signs; the paths our feet choose naturally. Forging its own desire lines, Camera Obscura’s unconventional style is well off the beaten path.

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