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Homegrown Happenings: Grievous Angel, The Backbeats and more...

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Folk-rockers Grievous Angel celebrate the release of their latest album, “New Tricks” — which includes a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Buckets of Rain” — at 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 23) at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets are $12, $9 for members. Call (734) 464-6302 or visit www. trinityhouse.org.

The Backbeats, Michigan’s biggest Beatles tribute band, provides the “Ticket to Ride” on Friday (Jan. 22) at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (248) 544-3030 or visit www. themagicbag.com.

If the electric sounds of Yo La Tengo are a bit too loud on Friday (Jan. 21) at The Crofoot Ballroom, step into the Vernors Room at 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac, where local singer-songwriters Cash Harrison, Jenny Cummings and Chris Bathgate will offer a quieter, acoustic alternative. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

The boys — and girls — of the local Paul Green School of Rock are back in town again, this time performing sets of glam rock at The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Saturday’s (Jan. 23) show is 11 a.m., Sunday’s (Jan. 24) is at 1 p.m. Tickets for each are $10. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

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