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Homegrown Happenings: Deadstring Brothers, Troubadads And More...

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Detroit roots rockers the Deadstring Brothers will hold a belated hometown release party for their latest album, “Silver Mountain,” which came out on Oct. 8, Friday (Nov. 16) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doop & the Inside Outlaws and BandB are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $7. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

Longtime local acoustic band Brian Wood & the Troubadads will celebrate their 25th anniversary at 8:15 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 17) in the atrium of the Blue Note Cafe, 7 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac. The regular troupe — singer-guitarists Wood and Buck Buchanan, bassist Mike Nagle and multi-instrumentalist Allan Nahajewski — expect to be joined by some musical friends and also plan to unveil a live CD. Cover is $5. Call (248) 338-9389 or visit www. myspace.com/bluenotecafe.

The Magic Bag will rock another strong local bill on Saturday (Nov. 17) when the Marta Complex headlines a show that also includes the Great Fiction and Schaeffer. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $7. The Magic Bag is at 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

The monthly B’Jazz Vespers series goes large-scale on Sunday (Nov. 18) when the 16-piece One Beat Back Jazz Swing Orchestra, led by accountant-by-day Gary Greenfelder, is joined by the Prime Vocal Jazz ensemble and its six-part harmony. The show runs from 6-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. at Bates Street, Birmingham. Admission is free, though a collection will be taken for the musicians and a worship interlude will take place between the two groups’ sets. Call (248) 644-0550 or visit www. firstbaptistbirmingham.org.

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