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Homegrown Happenings: Whitey Ford, Royal Hoax and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
of the Oakland Press

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* Flint alternative country rockers Whitey Morgan & the 78’s celebrate the release of their self-titled national debut album with a show Friday, Oct. 15, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Horse Cave Trio, Katie Grace & the Dead Cases, and Eddie Francis & Freight Train will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call 248-540-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* Indie rockers Royal Hoax, featuring three former members of Breathing Underwater, shows off its organic-electronic mix on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Pike Room in The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* Motorcity Special celebrates the release of “Motorcity Special Live Volume Two,” its latest live vinyl collection of local bands, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Northern Lights Lounge, 660 W. Baltimore Ave., Detroit. The disc was recorded in July at the Pike Room in Pontiac. Saturday’s party will feature performances by The Meltdowns, Troy Gregory, Haflife, The High Strung and the St. Clair Shores School of Rock, which will be recorded for the third volume of the series. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Call 313-873-1739 or visit www.motorcityspecial.com.

* The Meri Slaven Quartet will present “A Jazzy Salute to the Music of the American Cinema and Theater” as part of the B’Jazz Vespers series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. at Bates in downtown Birmingham. Admission is free, though an offering will be taken for the musicians. An afterglow will follow. Call 248-644-0550 or visit www.firstbaptistbirmingham.org.

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