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Homegrown Happenings: Sillybillies, Punk Rock Formal and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
of the Oakland Press

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The Sillybillies, rockabilly “cousins” of punk rockers the Sillies, perform Friday (Feb. 19) at Bo’s Smokehouse, 51 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5. The show will be hosted by Wolfman Mac’s Monster Mash of TV-20’s “Chiller Drive-In.” Call 248-338-6200 or visit www.thesillybillies.com.

Bill Bondsmen will preside over a Punk Rock Formal taking place Saturday (Feb. 20) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Timmy’s Organism and Deathskin Razors will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $6 with “proper attire,” $10 in more casual clothes. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

Vocalist Barbara Ware and the Cliff Monear Trio will perform songs from their new album, “Time Was,” for the February edition of B’Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 21) at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St., Birmingham. Admission is free, but a collection will be taken for the musician and the evening includes a non-sectarian worship interlude. Call 248-644-0550 or visit www.firstbaptistbirmingham.org.

Detroit rock quartet Robots in the Garden headline a local band smorgasbord that also includes Avienne, Audio Artillery, Contents May Vary, Artigo and Shotgun Theory on Sunday (Feb. 21) at the Pike Room in The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

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