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The Pontiac folk troupe the Blue Pontiac rolls out its new album, “Welcome to the Great Recession,” with a performance on Saturday (Nov. 14) in the Vernors Room at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Alejandro O’Leary and Grim & His Haunted Guitar are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www. thecrofoot.com.

Singer, harp player and bandleader Carl Caballero will be the special guest at Saturday’s (Nov. 14) Detroit Blues Society Jam, which starts at 9 p.m. at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. There is no cover. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.memphissmokeroyaloak.com.

The High Strung, Electric Fire Babies, Charlie Slick, Woodman and others will play a fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitus Foundation on Saturday (NOv. 14) at Small’s, 10339 Conant, Hamtramck. Doors open at 8 p.m. [waiting for cover price] Call (313) 873-1117 or visit www.smallsbardetroit.com. There is a $10 suggested donation.

A CD release party for the 7 Million Jigawatts will be part of the festivities at Fine Art Meets Rock n’ Soul at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 19) in Ferndale. The evening also includes a performance by artist and musician Marcus Worx, who will play his own set and then paint live while 7 Million Jigawatts are on stage. Other artists will exhibit their work as well at the Next Step Studios, 530 Hilton St. Tickets are $10. Call (248) 414-7050 or visit www.dreamtownmedia.com.

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