Detroit Show Tracker Showstopper

Jan. 2015 Detroit Show Tracker: Todd Edwards, Sam Smith, Aziz Ansari, Umphrey’s McGee & more

10003790_677798348985527_6175402409207677674_oI’m still not quite sure how 2015 happened so quickly, but January has certainly hit Metro Detroit. Not to fear, venues like St. Andrews Hall, The Loving Touch in Ferndale and Masonic Temple are giving you plenty of reasons to get off the couch and out to a show.

Hopefully, you already got your Sam Smith/George Ezra tickets because that is definitely sold out. The great city of Ferndale has not one, but three solid live shows to choose from with Daft Punk collaborator/garage & house legend Todd Edwards appearing at The Grasshopper and The Sadies and Zola Jesus appearing separately at The Loving Touch. Reel Big Fish & Less than Jake make all the nostalgic punks’ dreams come true with a stop at Royal Oak Music Theater and rising dance producers Solidisco are sure to get the people going at Club Bleu. Lastly, the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival has excellent options once again with the likes of Amos Lee, Jason Isbell, Yonder Mtn String Band and more.

I’ll finally be catching Aziz at the Masonic Temple after a ticket mix-up years ago in Atlanta. Possibly The Sadies or Todd Edwards also because both are great options in my neighborhood. What shows will you attend this month?

1/13-Wale-St Andrew’s Hall-$33 (tickets
1/15-The Sadies w/Duende-Loving Touch-$10 (tickets)
1/16-Todd Edwards w/Golf Clap-Grasshopper Underground (tickets)
1/19-Zola Jesus-Loving Touch-$15 (tickets)
1/22-Sam Smith w/George Ezra-Masonic Temple-$55-$85 (SOLD OUT)
1/22-Reel Big Fish & Less Than Jake w/Zero Authority-Royal Oak Music Theatre-$25+fees (tickets)
1/24-Solidisco-Club Bleu-$12 (tickets)
1/25-Aziz Ansari-Masonic Temple-$49 (tickets)
1/29-The Whigs-Blind Pig-$10 (tickets)
1/30-Ann Arbor Folk Festival-Hill Auditorium w/Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Yonder Mtn String Band, Baskery, Bahamas & more-$38-$200 (tickets)
1/31-Ann Arbor Folk Festival-Hill Auditorium w/Amos Lee, Ani Difranco, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Holly Williams & more-$38-$200 (tickets)
1/31-Umphrey’s McGee w/Tauk-Fillmore-$35-$47 (tickets)