After what feels like an eternity, live music is back in the D. This month, touring acts return to the big stage as music-lovers flock to make up for lost time. While we won’t be back in full swing until July, June offers the opportunity to get a head start on your return to concerts in Metro Detroit. Here are a few of the shows we’re looking forward to this month.
A mainstay at Electric Forest, this Boulder-based electronic duo combines hip-hop, jam band and jazz influences to create a sound uniquely their own. Known for their crossover work with Detroit electronic legend, Griz, it is serendipitous that Muzzy Bear – Griz’s longtime bandmate and collaborator – will headline Tangent Gallery the same evening. Here you can expect a more intimate, but no less exciting showcase of musicality and electronic production.
90s babies may still blast the “The Mixed Tape” but Andrew McMahon has developed tremendously since his days as the angsty front man of Jack’s Mannequin. Now a solo artist with his own band, the pop-rock singer-songwriter has toured with the likes of O.A.R., Matt Nathanson and Gavin Degraw. His rescheduled performance at the Crofoot is sure to inspire concert-goers who have missed the experience of witnessing their favorite artists in their element.
For those seeking a more up-close experience, Michigan’s own blues rockers, The Gasoline Gypsies, will headline two consecutive nights at Westland’s Token Lounge. Only 100 tickets will be available for each performance, so be sure to get ‘em before they’re gone!
If you’ve never seen the king of funk, here is your chance. Expect a wild show, complete with eccentric costumes, on-stage theatrics and of course, all the hits. Age is but a number and at 79 years young, Clinton still brings the house down every time.
Rounding out Metro Detroit concerts this June is Jamey Johnson will bring country music to the D during his rescheduled performance at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre. After the year we’ve had, you don’t need to love country music to enjoy a warm summer night filled with guitars, beer and a rowdy crowd.