Metro Detroit Concerts: Emma Guzman, Djangophonique, The Whiskey Charmers, Omar S

CultureShift’s Jeff Milo runs down local concerts and shows for Feb 7 and 8, 2020.

Photo via Trevor Naud
Photo via Trevor Naud

Welcome to “Milo Minute,” the 60 seconds (or thereabouts) you need to find a local show or fest to attend this weekend. And we mean ‘local.’

Longtime Detroit music journalist Jeff Milo has been plugging ears into the Detroit scene for years with his prolific Deep Cutz blog and his YouTube series, “The Milo Show.” Here, he gives us his rundown for what music to catch this weekend that isn’t… uh… playing Little Caesars Arena, if you catch our vibe.


Click on the player to hear Jeff Milo highlight his top local shows for the weekend.

Friday, February 7

Emma Guzman at Bogart’s

Who’s playing: Emma Guzman has that kind of voice that can just take over a room and stop time. She’s not even out of high school yet, but has already recorded and released a full length album, not to mention, being chosen for the career pilot program by Tidal streaming service known as Unplugged. 

Sounds like: This song by Emma Guzman is called “Last Page.”


Django Reinhardt inspired ‘Djangophonique’ Perform at Cliff Bell’s

Who’s playing: Djangophonique is a musical project born out of reverence for the Parisian Jazz Manouche style that was made popular by the legendary Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Quintette du Hot Club de France. This is a musical ensemble spearheaded by singer/songwriter Andrew Brown, who is part of the Americana string-band revivalist outfit known as the Appleseed Collective.


Omar S album release party at Marble Bar

Who’s playing: Omar S is releasing a new album titled “You Want.” It’s entrancing, it’s meditative, it’s propulsive. It’s intricately arranged and very transfixing. 

Sounds like: Omar S’ latest album

Saturday, February 8

The Whiskey Charmers at Detroit Shipping Company

Who’s playing: Whiskey Charmers are an alt-country band that makes these rollicking, western ballads.

Sounds like: The Whiskey Charmers “Human” 

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  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.
  • Jeff Milo
    Jeff Milo is the host of "MI Local" on 101.9 WDET. He's a longtime music journalist documenting the Michigan scene for 20 years.