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Homegrown Happenings: Scotty D Benefit, Whitey Morgan, Malik Alston And Jam Bands
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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Friends of local musician Scott “Scotty D” Douglas, who passed away Dec. 2 at age 18, are banding together for a benefit Friday (Jan. 11) at the Pike Room, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Radio Pirate DJ, Cavanaugh, A World Away and William Bonnie are scheduled to perform, with money raised going to Douglas’ family. Doors open at 6 p.m., and a $5 minimum donation is suggested. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www. thecrofoot.com.

Country-flavored rockers Whitey Morgan and some of their garage rock friends — the Grande Nationals, Van Go-Go and the Offramps — will raise a ruckus Friday (Jan. 11) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $7. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

Malik Alston & the Linwood Ensemble will make up their Jazz Cafe show postponed from Dec. 29 at 9 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 12)at the club, which is located in Detroit’s Music Hall Center, 350 Madison Ave. Admission is $5. Call (313) 887-8500 or visit www.jazzcafedetroit.com.

A couple of high school jam bands from West Bloomfield will rock the stage with an early show (5:30 p.m.) Sunday (Jan. 13) at the Pike Room, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Tickets are $5. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

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