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An unlikely pairing of Motown heroes The Contours and electro rockers Crud (in their first free concert ever and first local show in eight months) highlights Friday's (June 19) 20th anniversary party for Showtime Clothing, a favorite of Detroit musicians. The party will feature three stages of live music, a fashion show, complimentary barbecue and the presentation of a Best Rock Star Clothing Attire Award. Doors open at 8 p.m. at the Hastings Street Ballroom, 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. Call (313) 887-4377 or visit www. showtimedetroit.com.

Detroit poet and singer/songwriter Blair celebrates the release of a new CD, “The Line,” with a pair of shows this weekend. Blair and his band, The Boyfriends, perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (June 19-20) at the Boll Theatre at the Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway, Detroit. Admission is $5. Call (313) 309-9622 or visit www.myspace.com/blairandtheboyfriends.

John D. Lamb hosts his monthly Lamb’s

Songwriters Showcase at 8 p.m. Sunday (June 21), featuring Silent Violet, Carolyn Striho, Peter Boyer, Stephen Colarelli, Burch Runyon and Derek Daniel. Admission is free at Memphis Smoke, 100 S.

Main St., Royal Oak. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.


Up-and-comers To Be Fred, We Are Meth Lab, Digital Cricket and Amazing Machines will be spotlighted at The Crofoot Presents, which takes place Sunday (June 21) in the Pike Room at The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

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