Blondie and X
They emerged from different corners of the punk scene in the 1970s -- and from different U.S. coasts, for that matter -- but time blurs some of the lines that once separated these two iconic rock names, who launched this dual tour last week. Blondie carries on with the core trio of Deborah Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke in the mix (and a forthcoming album, "Ghosts of Download"), while X retains its founding lineup led by John Doe and Exene Cervenka. 7:30 p.m., Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. 248-399-2980. $38, $42.
Queens of the Stone Age
Josh Homme never abandons the timeless hard-rock crunch at the core of QOTSA's musical attack, but he shakes things up enough to keep things perpetually interesting, and the result is a 15-year body of work that's as consistently solid as anything out there. The band (now featuring Detroit keyboardist Dean Fertita as a full-time member) is touring in support of the summer album "...Like Clockwork." 7 p.m., the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. 313-961-5450. $45, $60.
Among the most artful of the bands on the post-hard-core scene of the past 15 years, AFI also has proved one of the most influential, with a dark, dramatic touch to accompany its melodic sensibilities. The group is touring ahead of the October release of "Burials," AFI's ninth album. Opening are Touche Amore and Coming. 6 p.m., St. Andrew's Hall, 431 E. Congress, Detroit. 313-961-6358. $26 adv., $28.50.
Fall Out Boy
The Chicago four-piece ended its four-year performing hiatus with a theater tour in the spring, including a May date at the Fillmore. Settling into its role as an elder statesman of the mainstream pop-punk realm, Fall Out Boy continues to perform in support of its latest album of elastic hooks and sing-along choruses, "Save Rock and Roll." Opening the night will be Panic at the Disco, ramping up for the Oct. 8 release of "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!" 7:30 p.m., the Palace of Auburn Hills, I-75 at Exit 81. 248-377-0100. $35-$39.50.
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival
Laneway brings an internationally acclaimed name and a strong musical lineup as it plants itself at Meadow Brook and puts a punctuation mark on the summer festival season. The bill is an eclectic, critics'-choice sort of lineup with headliners Sigur Ros and the National rounding out a day that will include Matthew Dear, Adult.,
Dismemberment Plan, Solange, Icona Pop and My Brightest Diamond. 11 a.m., Meadow Brook Music Festival, 3554 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills. 248-377-0100. $75.
Warm, well-manicured adult pop from one of the era's most popular vocal stylists. Buble is touring behind his eighth album (and latest international chart-topper), "To Be Loved," which features a couple of old Motown gems: the early Miracles hit "Who's Lovin' You" (also made famous by the Jackson 5) and the Berry Gordy-penned title track. 8 p.m., the Palace of Auburn Hills, I-75 at Exit 81. 248-377-0100. $57.50-$102.50.
Imagine Dragons' synth-rock grandeur is custom-made for a big stage, and the larger-than-life hooks embedded in songs like "Radioactive" and "It's Time" have helped the Las Vegas outfit become one of the biggest breakthrough successes of the past year. This is the band's third metro Detroit show in 12 months, each one a step up -- from St. Andrew's to the Fillmore and now to this season-closing concert at Meadow Brook. The band is rounding out its U.S. tour as it starts looking ahead to the follow-up to its top-selling "Night Visions" album. 7:30 p.m., Meadow Brook Music Festival, 3554 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills. 248-377-0100. $25-$37.50.
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