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Homegrown Happenings: Creepy Crofoot Haloween, ICP's Hallowicked and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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A corps of local bands — including Prussia, Childbite, Allan James & the Coldwave, Silverghost, Marco Polio & the New Vaccines and more — will play a bit of musical “dress up” for The Crofoot’s Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat II, posing as groups such as the Velvet Underground, Weezer, Rage Against the Machine, Devo and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among others. There will be other tricks and treats as well, including a costume contest. The party starts at 8 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 31) at The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Tickets are $5. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www. thecrofoot.com.

The long-lived Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse will host its annual Hallowicked concert at 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 31) at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. The Posse — whose latest album, “Bang! Pow! Boom!” debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 — will be joined by (hed) p.e. and the Dayton Family. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call (313) 961-5451 or visit www.livenation.com. A Hallowicked After Party takes place starting at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Majestic Theater, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $10. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www. majesticdetroit.com.

Flutist Alexander Zonjic will host a Tribute to Smooth Jazz V98.7, saluting the radio station that recently switched to hit-oriented Amp Radio, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (Oct. 30-31) at Seldom Blues in the 400 tower of the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. Zonjic will be joined by Tim Bowman and David McMurray, among others. Call (313) 567-7301 or visit www.seldomblues.com.

The Magic Stick’s Zombie Dance Party 6 on Saturday (Oct. 31) will feature local rockers in Halloween guises — Carjackula, 808Beloved, the Garbagemen, Dark Ass Bats — as well as games and other activities. The Magic Stick is at 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

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