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Homegrown Happenings: Howling Diablos, Luis Resto and more...

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The Howling Diablos will give longtime fans a Valentine on Sunday (Feb. 14) when the group holds a Bearís Den Reunion Party ó recalling its all-star Sunday jams at the defunct club ó at the Berkley Front, 3087 W. 12 Mile Road. The event will also celebrate the birthday of the groupís late conga player AJ Abdullah, who was murdered in 2005 at his Ferndale recording studio. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 248-547-3331 or visit www.howlingdiablos.com. Luis Resto, the onetime keyboardist of Was (Not Was) and Academy Award- and Grammy-winning co-writer of Eminem's "Lose Yourself," celebrates the release of his new LP, "Combo de Momento," with several area appearances. Resto appears live on the "Fox 2 News Morning Show" (WJBK, Channel 2 in Detroit) after 8 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 12), while he and his band perform at 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 13) at Record Time, 27360 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Call (586) 775-1550 or visit www.recordtime.com.Resto and company finish the run around 9 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 14) at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. Admission is free. Call (248) 543-4300 or visit www.memphissmokeroyaloak.com.

Roots rockers the Robin Moore Band, featuring new drummer Don Yagiela (Mitch Ryder, Aretha Franklin, Cybertribe) and Six Finger Leftyís Rod Yeaker, perform at 9 p.m. Friday (Feb. 12) at Casa Real, 21 S. Washington St., Oxford. Admission is free. Call 248-969-2801 or visit www.casareal.com.

The local jazz all-star group the Wailing Waifs will come together for the Detroit Jazz Society Mardi Gras Party Sunday (Feb. 14) at Callahanís Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

Veteran Detroit guitarist Paul Carey will lead his Rhythm and Blues Krewe, which features members of the Sun Messengers and other local luminaries, in a night of New Orleans music on Sunday (Feb. 14) at Dylanís Raw Bar and Grille, 15402 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Shows are at 9 and 11 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 313-884-6030 or visit www.dylansrawbar.com.

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