News Column

Detroit Free Press Brian McCollum column

August 21, 2013

YellowBrix

Aug. 21--SATURDAY

Keyshia Cole

One of Chene Park's summer highlights comes with this platinum R&B songstress and reality-show star, whose bold, hip-hop-infused work has consistently led her to the top of the charts. This Detroit date caps a summer of touring for Cole in support of her fifth album, "Woman to Woman." 8 p.m., Chene Park Amphitheatre, 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. 313-393-7128. $32-$100.

Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival

The fourth incarnation of this annual hard-rock fest has taken a retro turn, with headliners Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction providing a dose of '90s alt-rock nostalgia alongside prog-punk outfit Coheed and Cambria and the Warped Tour veterans of Circa Survive. They'll lead the action at an eclectic three-stage fest that's also set to feature Walking Papers, Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones and Chuck Shaffer Picture Show. 2 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, I-75 at exit 89, Clarkston. 248-377-0100. $19-$49.50.

SUNDAY

Diana Ross

Diana Ross has certainly played Detroit theaters in the past (she was at the Fox just three years ago), but this booking at the 2,400-capacity Sound Board just might be her most intimate hometown engagement yet. Recent reports from the road portray a Ross who appears reinvested in her music and performances; at 69, she seems to be tending to her legacy with touches of thoughtfulness and -- dare we say -- humility. Expect a sparkling, sequined night of Supremes hits and solo fare just a couple of miles down the road from Hitsville. 8 p.m., Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River, Detroit. 313-237-7711. $65-$95.

Kenny Loggins

The hit pace has slowed for Kenny Loggins in recent years, but with a catalog that stretches from 1978's "Whenever I Call You 'Friend,' " up through "Footloose," on to 1996's "For the First Time," the 65-year-old singer-songwriter (and onetime Detroit resident) has more than enough stuff to fill the bill. He'll open the show for himself, playing with his new-ish country trio Blue Sky Riders as the former Emerald Theatre gets up and running under its new management. 7 p.m., Macomb Music Theatre, 31 N. Walnut, Mt. Clemens. 586-541-1107. $40, $60.

MONDAY

Sammy Hagar

Last seen around here in solo form when he opened a pair of Comerica Park shows for Kid Rock in 2011, the Red Rocker is back with a wide-ranging set (including a lengthy stretch of Van Halen material) as he warms up for the Sept. 24 release of "Sammy Hagar & Friends," a record of cover tunes and collaborations with the likes of Rock, Nancy Wilson and Toby Keith. Hagar's band includes his ex-Van Halen and current Chickenfoot mate Michael Anthony on bass. 7:30 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, I-75 at exit 89, Clarkston. 248-377-0100. $20-$60.

TUESDAY

Carnival of Madness

Florida's Shinedown helped launch this annual rock festival when it debuted in 2010 -- three tours later, the "Second Chance" quartet is back atop the bill for a show that includes fellow active-rock hit makers Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and the Christian-rock breakout band We As Human. 5 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, I-75 at exit 89, Clarkston. 248-377-0100. $20-$75.

WEDNESDAY

Maroon 5

This pop fiesta brings one of the era's most prolific touring acts, as Adam Levine and company continue to support last year's "Overexposed" as they dive into work on an upcoming fifth album. Maroon 5 continues to perform with keyboardist P.J. Morton amid the ongoing sabbatical of band cofounder Jesse Carmichael, who appears set to return to the fold this fall. Opening the show is fellow chart royalty Kelly Clarkson, whose 2013 agenda includes a Christmas album, along with newcomer Rozzi Crane, signed to Levine's 222 Records. 7 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, I-75 at exit 89, Clarkston. 248-377-0100. $29.50-$99.50.

___

(c)2013 the Detroit Free Press

Visit the Detroit Free Press at www.freep.com

Distributed by MCT Information Services

A service of YellowBrix, Inc.


For more stories covering arts and entertainment, please see HispanicBusiness' Arts & Entertainment Channel

Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters