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Homegrown Happenings: Creepy Cheapy Halloween 2, Rockabilly Halloween and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
of the Oakland Press

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* The Crofoot complex in Pontiac repeats a winner from last year with its Creepy Cheapy Halloween Treat 2 Part 2 on Friday, Oct. 29, where local bands and musicians will dress up and play as some of their favorite national acts. Silent Years will take on Madonna, Child Bite will channel Black Sabbath, Prussia will pose as the Pixies, the Rochester School of Rock students will be the Blues Brothers, Silverghost and the Kickstand Band will team up as the B-52s and Marco Polio and the New Vaccines will become the Cure, among others. The Crofoot is at 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* Wolfman Mac and his Chiller Drive-In crew will host a Rockabilly Halloween party with Horse Cave Trio and King Drifter on Friday, Oct. 29, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

* Local fashion and designers including Cristin Richard, Dana Keaton, Noir Leather and others will be featured at the Fashioned in Hell Halloween Party, on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Michigan. Deth Lab Duo will provide the music, while the Boston Tea Room will bring its psychics to help guide patrons toward appropriate couture. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

* The Detroit Grateful Dead cover band Dead Again recreates one of the psychedelic troupe's famed Halloween concerts on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Costumes are welcome. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* If you're not rockabillyed out from Callahan's Friday night bash, the Twistin' Tarantulas will have the joint jumpin' again on Sunday, Oct. 31, with Big B & the Magic Bullets doing much the same. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

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