Alabama native and one-time Detroit street singer Robert Bradley, who now makes his home in Saginaw, celebrates the release of “Out of the Wilderness, the latest album by his group, Blackwater Surprise, with a show Friday (Nov. 21) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. The 10-song album was produced by keyboardist Bruce Robb and recorded in Hollywood. Susan Calloway and Catfish Mafia are also on tonight’s bill. Tickets are $15 and include a copy of “Out of the Wilderness.” Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag. com.
Class Three Overbite frontman Mike Elgert unplugs for a solo acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 21) at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 47500 Schoenherr Road, Shelby Township. Admission is $5. Call (586) 566-8660 or visit www.myspace.com/mikeelgert. Class Three Overbite will be releasing a new album in January.
A gig by Brooklyn ambient rockers Ghastly City Sleep on Sunday (Nov. 23) at the Pike Room gives a couple of Pontiac groups a chance to strut their stuff — the progressive-style quartet the Summer Pledge and the hip hop power trio Vicious. The Pike Room is located inside the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www. thecrofoot.com.
The local bands Last Encore, Ghost of Automation and It Lies Within are among the headbangers taking part in the first Winterfest Rock Showcase on Sunday (Nov. 23) at the Emerald Theatre, 31 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (586) 913-1920 or visit www. emeraldtheatre.com.