Three local rock groups — Downtown Brown, Orange Marsupials and Citizen Smile — will celebrate the release of new CDs Friday (Sept. 11) in the Pike Room at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Ideamen will open the evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot. com.
It’s a busy weekend for country
rocker Whitey Morgan and his 78s. The group performs Friday (Sept. 11) at PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave.,
Detroit. Dirt Road Logic and Bull Halsey also are on the bill. Showtime is 10 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call (313) 961-4668 or visit www.pjslagerhouse.com. On Saturday (Sept. 12), Morgan and company will be joined by Brandon Calhoon and Paul Sutherland at Callahan’s, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call (248) 858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.
Hip-hop fans can get a taste of the Detroit area’s up-and-coming talent courtesy of the Lincoln Park-based Veracity Records, which is presenting a showcase at 10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 12) at PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit. Performers include Kas Solo and Gabriel Kane, Old Dave, rtkul8. t.h.i.ck and others. Admission is $5. Call (313) 961-4668 or visit www.pjslager house.com.
Americana group Grievous Angel will usher in September with a performance Sunday (Sept. 13) at the Karen Joy Theatre at Upland Hills School, 2575 Indian Lake, Oxford. Ted Strunck will open. Showtime is 6 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door and $10 each for parties of four or more adults. Children younger than 12 are free. Call (248) 693-2878 or visit www.karenjoytheatre.org.