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Oct. 2014 Detroit Show Tracker: Hannibal Burress, BANKS, Nas, Big Freedia, White Denim, Moon Taxi & more

1526907_10152253221570755_3620249198483972610_nEach time I post another list of the great acts coming to the area, I wonder do I like more music than I used to or are there truly more bands paying attention to Detroit? Either way it is a great time to be in Detroit. September’s list of shows was long, but October might have it beat.

The month kicked off with Shovels & Rope tonight and there are so excellent shows in between now and Kodaline’s date at St. Andrew’s on 10/30. If you haven’t witness Big Freedia or Rodrigo y Gabriela, you should probably put those high on your list as they are both unique (and very different) experiences. Rising acts like BANKS, smallpools, Charli XCX and Moon Taxi all make stops in the city, but don’t forget legends like Pearl Jam at the Joe and Minus The Bear at Magic Stick.

Dance music artists have plenty to offer this month with Big Gigantic, Baauer, Boyz Noize, Calvin Harris and Zedd, all aimed at getting you moving and hilarious comedians like Hannibal Burress and Tig Notaro will make you laugh at Royal Oak Music Theatre (10/11 and 10/26). Last, but not least, Nas rolls through the Fillmore for what will sure to be a historic performance and screening of his This is Illmatic documentary (in an amazing venue).

So what’ll it be? I’ll definitely be at Big Freedia and grad school permitting, I hope to enjoy a few others. Hannibal’s latest album is amazing and he was hilarious when I saw him in Brooklyn a couple years ago. What Detroit shows will you attend in October?

10/1-Shovels & Rope w/John Fullbright-Fillmore-$26
10/2-twentyone pilots-Fillmore-$35-$47 (tickets)
10/2-La Roux-St Andrew’s Hall-$40 (tickets)
10/4-BANKS-St Andrew’s Hall-$29 (tickets)
10/4-White Denim w/You, Me & Apollo Magic Stick FREE (RSVP)
10/8-ODESZA-Blind Pig-$15 (tickets)
10/9-Big Freedia-Loving Touch-$12 (tickets)
10/9-Nas (Documentary and performance)-Fillmore-$47-$79 (tickets)
10/9-The Rural Alberta Advantage w/July Talk-Magic Stick-$12 (tickets)
10/11-Charli XCX w/Elliphant, Femme-St Andrew’s Hall-$19 (tickets)
10/11-Hannibal Burress-Royal Oak Music Theatre-$29+fees (tickets)
10/12-Big KRIT-Blind Pig-$24 (tickets)
10/12-OK GO-Magic Stick-$18 (tickets)
10/15-Foxygen w/Dub Thompson-Crofoot Ballroom-$12 (tickets)
10/16-Pearl Jam-Joe Louis Arena-$81 (tickets)
10/18-Baauer & Boyz Noize w/Lido, Spank Rock, Nadus-Royal Oak Music Theatre (tickets)
10/19-Moon Taxi w/Cosby Sweaters-Shelter-$19 (tickets)
10/19-Calvin Harris w/Zedd-Fillmore-$69-$90 (tickets)
10/20-We Were Promised Jet Packs w/Twilight SadMagic Stick-$16 (tickets)
10/21-Tuneyards-Crofoot Ballroom-$18 (tickets)
10/22-The Glitch Mob w/The M Machine, Chrome Sparks-Royal Oak Music Theatre-$30+fees (tickets)
10/22-Minus the Bear w/Young Widows-Magic Stick-$25 (tickets)
10/22-Smallpools w/Magic Man, WATERS-St Andrew’s Hall-$27 (tickets)
10/23-Bastille-Masonic Temple-$44 (tickets)
10/23-Flying Lotus w/Thundercat-Royal Oak Music Theatre-$30 (tickets)
10/25-Rodrigo y Gabriela-Fillmore-$74 (tickets)
10/25-Big Gigantic w/Paper Diamond, Manic Focus-Masonic Temple-$38 (tickets)
10/26-Tig Notaro-Crofoot Ballroom-$25 (tickets)
10/29-Hoodie Allen w/Chiddy Bang & Taylor Bennett Royal Oak Music Theatre-$30 (tickets)
10/30-Kodaline w/Birds of Tokyo-St Andrew’s Hall-$26 (tickets)

By jayelaudio!/jayelaudio