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Homegrown Happenings: Hardline Drive, Detroit Blues Society and more...

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— Lake Orion-based Hardline Drive plays bluegrass with a Michigan spin at 8 p.m. Friday (Jan. 8) at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Call (734) 464-6302 or visit www.trinityhouse.org.

— Local troubadour Brandon Calhoon rocks it up with the Wrong Numbers and Jeni Lee on Saturday (Jan. 9) at the Berkley Front, 3087 12 Mile Road. The music starts at 9 p.m. Cover is $5. Call (248) 547-3331 or visit www.brandoncalhoon.com.

— Wixom singer-songwriter Aaron Michael Gase plays a solo acoustic show on Saturday (Jan. 9) at AJ’s Music Cafe, 240 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Cover is $5. Call (248) 399-3946 or visit www.ajsmusiccafe.com.

— The Detroit Blues Society has a double-header of events this weekend. On Saturday (Jan. 9) the crew will gather at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak, for its monthly meeting an annual awards ceremony, with performances by Kim Wilson, Jake Bishop, Sun House, Mike Moss, the Boa Constrictors and others. The show starts at 9 p.m. with no cover charge. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.memphissmokeroyaloak.com. On Sunday (Jan. 10) the Blues Society holds a Detroit Blues Challenge Fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. at Callahan’s, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. The 2009 champs John Latini and the Crossroads Blues Band plus the 2009 Youth Blues Challenge champs the Jake Bishop Band will perform. A $10 donation is suggested at the door. Call (248) 858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

— Fun-loving rockers A Second Too Late will preview songs from their forthcoming album “Who Is This?” as part of a gaggle of groups playing Sunday (Jan. 10) at the Pike Room in The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Also on the bill are Squeeze Tina, If I Were the Sun, Barbed Wire Condom, Demonically Conscious and Sweatshirt Weather. 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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