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* They’re bad and, of course, nationwide, but Insane Clown Posse brings it home next week to celebrate the release of “Bang! Pow! Boom! Nuclear Edition,” an upgraded and expanded edition of its 2009 release that debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album comes out Tuesday, April 6, and the duo will celebrate with a party that night at The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St. in Pontiac, featuring a performance by Blaze, Juggalo Championship Wrestling matches and other activities. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com. ICP also has a concert slated for May 15 at the Meadow Brook Music Festival.

* Detroit rockers the Beggars celebrate the release of a new single, “Us Dudes,” on Friday, April 2, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Swamp Sisters, Blase Splee and Oblisk are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* The steel drum troupe Southpaw Isle plays music from its latest album, “Carol of the Pans,” on Friday, April 2, in the Vernors Room at The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The Greg Nagy Band will celebrate this month’s Detroit Blues Society meeting and jam session at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Admission is free. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

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