Hard rock and country seem to be the things for next week. Here are some upcoming music performances that will take place in the valley.

- GUITARIST MICHAEL BRITTON, a nationally known musician who is based in Sandy, will do a series of in-store performances at area Media Plays beginning Saturday, March 4.Britton will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Taylorsville Media Play, 5600 S. Redwood Road. He will venture to the Orem Media Play on April 11 and then to the Fort Union Media Play on Saturday, April 25. All performances will run from 2 to 4 p.m.

Britton's new album, "Unleashed," features the title track and tune called "A Little Twisted," which have been on heavy rotation on K-Rock radio station (KUUU at FM 103.1, 104.9 and 106.9).

- DAN SEALS will play the Inn at Prospector Square, 2200 Sidewinder Drive in Park City, Sunday, April 5. The music will begin at 6 p.m. after a social hour, which will begin at 5 p.m.

Tickets are available for $23 in advance at Acoustic Music, Local Music, Salt City CDs in Salt Lake City; the Egyptian Theater, Dan's Foods and Orion's Music in Park City; and at the Inn at Prospector Square. Tickets will cost $25 the night of the performance. The concert is an all-ages show.

Seals rose to popularity as half of England Dan and John Ford Coley. The duo's hits included "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight," "Night's Are Forever Without You" and "Love Is the Answer."

The singer/songwriter moved on to country music with the singles "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)," "I Will Be There," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Bop" and "You Still Move Me." His latest album, "In a Quiet Room" features Seals in a more acoustic setting.