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Homegrown Happenings: And Hell Followed, Motor City Sidestrokers and more...

of the Oakland Press

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* Southeast Michigan headbangers And Hell Followed With continue to push their sophomore album, "Proprioception," at home with a performance Friday, Feb. 4, at the Eagle Theater, 15 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Legion and others are on the support bill. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The 10th annual Ferndale Blues Festival has an eventful final weekend on tap, with performances by Howard Glazer & the El 34s, the Luddites, the Reefermen, Pete "Big Dog" Fetters and others, as well as the Rockin' Blues BBQ Rib Burn-Off from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in a tent behind Dino's Lounge. The Emory, 22700 Woodward Ave., will also host special Blues Brunches on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance. Call 248-545-1435 or visit www.ferndalebluesfestival.org.

* Members of the Detroit Music Alliance, a non-profit group that was together from 1992-99, are reuniting on Friday, Feb. 4, in a benefit to help former president MaryJane Stelmach Honner with health care and other expenses. Fathers of the ID, Superdot, Vox Vera, the Incurables, Urb & the Burners, Bruce Bryson and Jere Stormer are all slated to perform starting at 8 p.m. at the Corktown Tavern, 1715 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Cover is $7 or $10 with a CD, and there will also be a raffle with prizes. Call 313-964-5103.

* The Motor City Sidestrokers jug band celebrates the release of a new album with a show at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Trinity House Threatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. The Milroys are also on the bill. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Call 734-464-6302 or visit www.trinityhouse.org.

* Alyssa Simmons, Sweet Crystal, MediSin Wheel, OxGoad, the Ray Cooke Jazz Society and more are slated to perform at a benefit concert for the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, Feb. 5, at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 minimum, with all proceeds going to the WWP. Donations can also be made at www.warriors211.com. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

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