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Homegrown Happenings: Killer Flamingos, Zap Toro and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
of the Oakland Press

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* Popular local rockers the Killer Flamingos promise "a once in a lifetime performance that will be chock full of surprises" at its Big Dirty 3 show on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $8. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* Kalamazoo singer-songwriter Debra Romer comes cross-state to perform a show with Jes Kramer on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Vernors Room at the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The Latin/Brazilian/funk all-star fusion group Zap Toro, featuring Sean Blackman, celebrates the release of its new album on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $7. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

* Michigan expatriates Travis Shaver and Mark Colwell bring their Chicago-based group Northpilot back to their old stomping grounds, headlining a bill that also includes the Silent Years' Josh Epstein, Back to River Back to Forest and the Sugar Clouds on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* Saxophonist Steve Wood and his quintet will present a tribute to Detroit jazz greats Yusef Lateef and Nasir Hafiz at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, as part of the B'Jazz Vespers series at the First Baptist Church, 300 Willits St. at Bates in downtown Birmingham. The show is free and open to the public; an offering will be taken for the musicians and a non-sectarian worship intermission will take place between sets. Call 248-644-0550 or visit www.firstbaptistbirmingham.com.



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