Firekeepers Casino, Battle Creek
Dec. 28, 9 p.m.
firekeeperscasino.com, (877) FKC-8777
Sure, the members of pop duo Karmin are younger and more successful than some of us here at Revue HQ, but it's hard to begrudge anyone who can cover Chris Brown so convincingly. (Not to mention, make his music seem like it might be worth listening to.) Besides, as graduates of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, we'd only expect the best from Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, and so far, the popster youngsters haven't disappointed. With three EPs and a forthcoming studio album under its belt, Karmin is poised on the verge of something really spectacular. Next year's roster likely includes more viral video super mega hits, rap covers galore, and maybe even an MTV moon man or two. (Though who knows these days, with twerking and wrecking ball-ing that's going on over there.) Karmin – keep your eyes on them, and your ears even more attuned.