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Homegrown Happenings: J. Chris Newberg, Teratoma and more...

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* Musical comedian J. Chris Newberg, a Brother Rice High School graduate and one of the stars at comedy.com, comes home for a pair of shows Saturday (March 13) — 7 and 10 p.m. — at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $10 for each performance. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* Detroit headbangers Teratoma take their self-described “sinutal green metal” and songs from their latest album, “Personatropolis,” for a spin on Friday (March 12) at the Eagle Theater, 15 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Frontline Mentality, Die-Sect, Writhing, Overexertion and Mechanism of Misery fill out the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* Mark Pasman, host of WCSX’s “Motor City Blues Project” on Sunday nights, brings his guitar out on Saturday (March 13) to host one of his all-star Pazman Super Session at Memphis Smoke, 100 S. Main St., Royal Oak. The music starts around 9 p.m. Call 248-543-4300 or visit www.memphissmokeroyaloak.com. Also on the blues front Saturday is the Detroit Blues Society’s monthly meeting and jam session, this time with Alberta Adams and RJ’s Rhythm Rockers, at 9 p.m. at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com. There’s no cover for either show.

* The legendary Detroit punk rock club Bookie’s will be remembered with performances by the Sillies and Mikal at the annual Bookie’s Anniversary Reunion show, which takes place Friday (March 12) at the Rack & Roll Club, 13634 Sibley Road, Riverview. Performances from other bands that played at Bookie’s in 1978-79 are also promised. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 734-283-3100 or visit www.thesillies.com.

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