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Homegrown Happenings: Juan Atkins, Echoes Of Pink Floyd and more...

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Techno fans get a treat this weekend when pioneering electronic artist Juan Atkins comes home to spin at 8 p.m. Saturday (March 14) in the Pike Room at The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St. Pontiac. He’ll be joined by upand-coming Detroiter Terrence Dixon, who made waves with his “Train of Thought” album in 2008. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

The local tribute band Echoes of Pink Floyd will recreate the group’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album while the supposedly synced “The Wizard of Oz” is projected behind the group on Saturday (March 14) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Echoes will also be debuting its new laser light show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

Blues fans can enjoy a night of free music on Saturday (March 14) when the Detroit Blues Society holds its monthly meeting and open jam starting at 9 p.m. at Callahan’s, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Josh Boyd and Mark Pasman will preside over the music, which will run through 1 a.m. Call (248) 858-9508.

The Scott Gwinell Jazz Orchestra, featuring members of the Motor City Horns and vocalist Trish Shandor, perform at this month’s installment of B’Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m. Sunday (March 15) at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. at Bates, Birmingham. Admission is free; a collection will be taken for the musicians during the evening and there will be a nondenominational worship interlude. Call (248) 644-0550 or visit www.bjazzvespers.org.

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