Featured Music & Events Fara Illich July 3, 2012

Yes, things are getting toasty out there. And, yes, the weather seems to be threatening to simultaneously swelter us to death and rain, somehow? But, funky weather aside, there’s a whole bunch of great, non-monsoon-based entertainment in store this week.
sumerlandThe big stadium tours of summer are officially underway with the Summerland Tour 2012 that rolls into Comerica Theatre July 3. Get yourself some frosted tips, and a whole tub of hair gel, ‘cuz Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground are all that and a bag of chips. Show starts at 7 p.m. Aiight?
The very funny Mike Epps, known for blending hip hop, humor and Hollywood, will be at Stand Up Live Thursday through Sunday. Show times vary, tickets run between $30 – $40.
If Foster the Peoples song “Pumped Up Kicks” has been stuck in your head since last summer, July 6 is your chance to see them live and replace it with another catchy Foster tune – maybe “Houdini” or “Don’t Stop,” which are equally apt to live in your brain for another year.  Comerica Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Well known for his twitter prescence,  Rob Delaney (@robdelaney) will step out of the online sphere and onto the Crescent Ballroom stage July 7, bringing his, uh, snarky brand of humor with him. Doors at 7:00 p.m., tickets are $14 – $15.
Mala Rodriguez is something of a legend in Spain, and for good reason. Her brand of hip hop, greatly influenced by flamenco music, has made her a staple in the Spanish music scene since the late 1990s. Her single “No Pidas Perdon” won “Best Urban Song” at the 2010 Latin Grammys and her Dirty Bailarina tour has seen her grace some major stages across the U.S. July 8, Crescent Ballroom, doors at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $20 – $22.