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Homegrown Happenings: Echoes of Pink Floyd, Atavan and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
of the Oakland Press

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— The Detroit tribute band Echoes of Pink Floyd plays a special “Dark Side of Oz” show — the group’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album in its entirety while “The Wizard of Oz” is projected behind it — on Friday, Feb. 25, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

— The Crofoot’s Pike Room will be a local rock mecca this weekend with two big nights. Pontiac’s Atavan joins Wilson, FIAD/The Bronze Way, Squid the Whale and Swing For The Fences on Friday, Feb. 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 26, when Citizen Zero headlines a bill that includes the Kent Koller Trio and Tripp ’n’ Dixie. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show for both. The Crofoot is at 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

— Up and coming bands Worlds Apart, Zerapath, Alpine Site and Looking Up At Down will perform in what was supposed to be a 5 Band Jam (one broke up) on Friday, Feb. 25, at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

— The Rhythm Kings, Buzzbangpow, The Patio Heroes, Kellie Rao and others will perform at family of the late Jason Napper’s annual Concert For A Cure event at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Proceeds from the $10 admission will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

— Blues band the Alligators will host One For Steve, a memorial concert for their late guitarist, Steve Schwartz, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Blue Goose Inn, 28911 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. The Broken Arrow Blues Band, Phil Devoid and others will perform, with donations going to the Steve Schwartz Memorial Fund. The concert also will be webcast live. Call 586-296-0950 or visit www.bluegooseinn.net.



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