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Local Bands Roll Out For Post-Yule Gigs

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Postholiday blues? Definitely — and some rock ’n’ roll, too. While the week between Christmas and New Year’s is dedicated mostly to gift returns and exchanges, there are opportunities to get out beyond the stores and hear some good local music. Among the best are ...

The Motor City Music Foundation, which produces the Detroit Music Awards, presents its seventh annual Holiday Blues Showcase at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Dec.26) at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. Pete “Big Dog” Fetters, who won the recent Motor City Blues Challenge, tops a bill that includes Motor City Josh with Stacia Petrie, the Matt Besey Band and bugs Beddow with the Skye Island Band. A donation of $5 is suggested at the door. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.detroit musicawards.com.

Local modern rock trio The Hard Lessons join forces with the Muggs for their second annual Post-Christmas Holiday Blowout at 8 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 26) at St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. The Hard Lessons plan to start their set dressed as elves, playing a song called “It’s December 26th.” They’ll also be selling Sears gift cards and paintings. Tickets are $8.90. Call (313) 961-6358 or visit www. livenation.com.

Troy Gregory & the Stepsisters headline the Annual Majestic Holiday Party at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 26) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The Pizazz, the Lessmores and several guest DJs will also perform. Admission is $5. Call (248) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

Spin magazine is sponsoring a Deck The Hall! concert featuring the local groups Lee Marvin Computer Arm, the Muldoons, the Silent Years, Dutch Pink and Busy Lights on Thursday (Dec. 27) at St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $8. Call (313) 961-6358 or visit www.livenation.com.

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