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Detroit rock veterans Jim McCarty and Johnny “Bee” Badanjek — bandmates in the Detroit Wheels, Detroit and The Rockets — will team with singer Jim Edwards for a Detroit Rock ‘N Roll Revue on Saturday (Feb. 28) at Callahan’s, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. The trio’s repertoire will include favorites from their old bands as well as from the catalogs of Bob Seger, The Stooges, The Romantics and others. Tickets are $10. Call (248) 858-9508 or visit www. atcallahans.com.

The popular Most People Are DJs podcast (MPAD) presents a mash-up of bands and turntablists Friday (Feb. 27) at the Pike Room in The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Local favorites The Nice Device and Love Meets Lust perform along with Cincinnati’s Earl Sugar, while Sucker DJs spin when the bands aren’t on stage. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets are $6. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www. thecrofoot.com.

The Waterford Township sextet Magic Bus rolls its repertoire of late ’60s and early ’70s rock into the Clarkston Eagles club, 5640 Maybee Road, at 9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 28). Admission is $5. Call (248) 625-9838 or visit www. myspace.com/magicbusride.

Following last month’s snow-hampered salute, friends and colleagues of the late Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton will gather in Ann Arbor on Saturday (Feb. 28) for the first Ron Asheton Tribute Show at the Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. Rob King from Destroy All Monsters, one of Asheton’s bands during The Stooges’ hiatus, will perform with Kyoto Cutout and The State, while others on the bill include Powertraine, My Biography, Mazinga, Gorevette and Cult Heroes. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for those age 21 and older and $13 for those ages 18-20. Proceeds will go to the Mosaic Feline Refuge of Ann Arbor. Call (734) 996-8555 or visit www.blindpigmusic.com.

Ann Arbor’s homeless will be the beneficiaries of Drownin’ On Dry Land, a benefit concert taking place at 8 p.m. Monday (March 2) at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Singer, guitarist and activist Mike Brooks is organizing the event as well as headlining with his band Blueshouse/313; also performing will be Al Jacquez of Measured Chaos, Shiba Palmer, Shawn Garth Walker and My Biography’s Laurence Miller. Tickets are $20, with proceeds going to the Vineyard Church and its homeless outreach efforts. Call (734) 761-1800 or visit www.theark.org.

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