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Homegrown Happenings: The Silent Years, Howling Diablos and more...

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* Nationally acclaimed Detroit rockers the Silent Years celebrate the release of their new album, "The Globe," on Saturday (Sept. 6) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Deastro, Manna & Quail and These United States are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. The $10 ticket also includes a copy of "The Globe." Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* The perennially popular Howling Diablos are promising some "special guests" at their End of Summer Bash on Saturday (Sept. 6) at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St. at Eleven Mile Road, Royal Oak. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. and there will be a $3 cover. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.memphissmokeroyaloak.com.

* The Carrick House Concerts series moves it base of operations to Callahan's in Auburn Hills with this weekend's performance by the Milroys and Motor City Sidestrokers at 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 7). Callahan's is located at 2105 South Blvd. Tickets are $10. Call (248) 858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

* The nonprofit Soldiers Angels (www.soldiersangels.com), which assists wounded Iraqi war veterans, will be the beneficiary of a rally and concert taking place Thursday (Sept. 11)at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Organized by the local band the Questions, the show will also feature performances by the High Strung, the Koffin Kats, Mick Bassett & the Martha's, the Frustrations, Friends of Dennis Wilson and others, while local and national political activists will man tables to talk about U.S. foreign policy. The benefit starts at 7 p.m., and a $5 (or more) donation is suggested at the door. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com

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