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Homegrown Happenings: Motor City Relief benefit, Stewart Francke and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF

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— Blues and tribute bands unite for the Motor City Relief Concert on Saturday, June 4, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. The Beatles tribute The Backbeats and Bob Dylan saluter Danny Fox will perform at the event, along with the Broken Arrow Blues Band and Nucleus with Robert Noll. Proceeds will benefit the mental health support and awareness organization Safe Step Communities. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.



— Veteran Detroit singer-songwriter Stewart Francke celebrates the release of his latest album, “Heartless World” — which features Bruce Springsteen on the track “Summer Soldier (Holler If Ya Hear Me)” — on Friday, June 3, at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.



— A quadroceptic bill of Core Effect, Fifth Way, Frequency 54 and Ballz Deluxe bring some muscle to the Magic Bag on Friday, June 3. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. The Magic Bag is at 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.



— It’ll be a night of vintage Motown soul when Charles Davis of the Contours, the Vandellas and Mark Scott play Saturday, June 4, at The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.



— A corps of hard rocking local bands — including BDAB, Cody Stagefright, Shotgun Soul, Coma Kick and more — will play to benefit the Heidelberg Project on Saturday, June 4, at the Pike Room in The Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.



— The roof remains on Pontiac’s Eagle Theater — for now. But that may not be the case after Dryvel, False City, Konniption Fit and Fall Prey get done rocking on Saturday, June 4. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. The Eagle is at 15 S. Saginaw St. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.



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