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Homegrown Happenings: Halfway to Halloween, Satin Peaches and Silent Years, and more...

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A Halloween party in May? Why not, says Pontiac’s Crofoot Ballroom. The venue at 1 S. Saginaw St. will host the Half Way to Halloween Costume Ball at 8 p.m. Saturday (May 3), with more than $4,000 in prizes for those willing to act like it’s October. DJ Bradd from Necto will be spinning, and a variety of sponsors will be hawking their wares. Tickets are $10 for 21 and older ($5 with a myspace.com R.S.V.P.), $15 for those under 21. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

A pair of Detroit rock up-and-comers — The Satin Peaches and The Silent Years — team up for a must-see show at 8 p.m. Friday (May 2) at the Pike Room in the Crofoot complex, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Mick Bassett and The Marths are also on the bill. Tickets are $8. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Chesterfield’s New York New York will be rocking hard on Saturday (May 3) when it hosts performances by local prog-rockers Tiles, headbangers Ray Street Park and rockers Send More Cops. The triple bill kicks off at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. New York New York is located in the Premier Concert Theatre, 31055 23 Mile Road. Visit www. myspace.com/cbnewyorknewyork.

Two of the metro area’s most highly regarded singer-songwriters, former Tangerine Trousers member Luke Sayers and Stewart Francke, will share a bill Thursday (May 8) at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Sayers will be showcasing music from his new album, “Radio Flower,” recorded with his band The Last to Know. Showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $15. Call (734) 761-1451 or visit www.theark.org.

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