Detroit rockers The Recital will end a decade-long career with their last-ever show at 8 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4) at the Majestic Cafe, 4130 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
Thunderbirds are Now! and Zoos of Berlin are also on the bill. Tickets are $6. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.
Jazz saxophone great (and Detroit native) James Carter and the Hot Club of Detroit continue a holiday tradition with their fourth annual joint show at 9:30 p.m. Friday (Dec. 4) at Cliff Bell’s, 2030 Park Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $15. Call (313) 961-2543 or visit www.cliffbells.com.
Veteran local singer and songwriter Carolyn Striho will celebrate the release of a new album, “Honesty,” as part of the Noel Night festivities on Saturday (Dec. 5). Striho will perform a free show at 8 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 82 W. Warren on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit. Call (313) 577-2436 or visit www.detroitmidtown.com.
That old time rock ’n’ roll — Detroit style — will be served up in abundance Saturday (Dec. 5) when the Bob Seger tribute band Lookin’ Back joins the Ted Nugent homage Stranglehold and the Alice Cooper-celebrating The Nightmare at New York New York, 33151 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (586) 725-3914 or visit www.myspace.com/ newyorknewyorkofficial.
Local rockers 7 Million Jigiwatts and eclectic singer-songwriter Kevin Rooney are teaming up Thursday (Dec. 10) in a benefit for Toys For Tots at the Hard Rock Cafe, 45 Monroe St., Detroit. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or a $5 donation at the door. Call (313) 964-7625 or visit www. hardrock.com.