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Holiday Brings Local Music Options
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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Thanksgiving — eve and day — isn’t just about turkey and all the trimmings anymore. There’s tunes to be had, too, both on Wednesday (Nov. 26), which is known as the busiest bar night of the year, and Thursday, when you can jam while digesting your yams. Here’s a quick look at some of next week’s best holiday happenings on the live local music front...



WEDNESDAY (Nov. 26)

Pontiac-born MC One Be Lo (real name Nahshid Sulaiman) tops a rhyming bill that also includes the PhatBoy Chef, Octane & Illite, Fat Ray and more at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

The Reefermen will blow a little smoke at Callahan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill’s first “birthday party” at 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Music starts around 9 p.m. Call (248) 858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

Cover band favorites the Mega ’80s at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 10

p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (248) 544-3030 or

visit www.themagicbag.com.

Bump and the Hard Lessons at the Majestic Theater, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www. majesticdetroit.com.

Jam band expatriates Natives of the New Dawn make their annual sojourn home as part of a bill that includes Fishbone and Heavy Mojo at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Call (313) 961-6358 or visit www.livenation.com.

The Silent Years, Deastro, Mason Proper, Wildcatting and Oscillating Fan Club at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 day of show. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.



THURSDAY (Nov. 27)

The Detroit Cobras, Esquire and the Mahonies perform a Thanksgiving night benefit for the Coalition for Temporary Shelter (COTS) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

The Emerald Theatre replaces its

annual Uncle Kracker Thanksgiving night show with a bill that includes Critical Bill, BWNN, Dismantle and Lies Unknown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5. 31 N. Walnut St., Mount Clemens. Call (586) 913-1920 or visit www.emeraldtheatre.com.

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