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Homegrown Happenings: Jimmy McCarty, Temporary Insanity IV and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
for Journal Register Newspapers

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* Rockets guitarist Jim McCarty and his band, Mystery Train, perform at a release party for his new album, “Jim McCarty & Friends,” on Saturday (June 25) at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

* Detroit music journalist and former Creem magazine editor Susan Whitall will read selections for her examplary new book "Fever: Little Willie John, A Fast Life, Mysterious Death and the Birth of Soul" at 6:45 p.m. Friday, June 24, and 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, as part of Temporary Insanity IV, which runs 5-9 Friday and 2-9 Saturday at the Bankle Building, 2944 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Fellow author Leni Sinclair will read from her "Detroit Rocks," a work in progress, and poets Jerry Younkins, Robin Eichle and L.E. Grimshaw will also read, while music performances by Robert Thibodeau (Friday) and Howard Glazer (Saturday) will close each show. Admission is free. Call 313-640-6036.

* Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit kicks off its Summer In The Park concert series with the Detroit Music Awards JamFest at 8:45 p.m. Friday, June 24. Performers include Sean Blackman, Skeeto Valdez, Liz Larin and Eliza Neals. The event is free. For information visit www.campusmartiuspark.com.

* Detroit's Palmer Woods neighborhood hosts its annual Jazz In The Woods festival, with performances by: Orquesta La Inspiracion at 8 p.m. Friday, June 24; the A. Spencer Barefield Quintet at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and Marion Hayden's Legacy Ensemble at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Weekend tickets are $35. Call 313-891-2514 or visit www.palmerwoods.org.

* Detroit's Bricktown Station will celebrate the release of a new CD with a performance on Friday, June 24, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Illy Mack and Bobby McManus will also perform. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The Infatuations and Brandon Calhoon & the Tobacco River Band headline a Rock N' Soul BBQ on Friday, June 24, at the Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Citizen Zero and the Gun Line Band are also on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The rock group See Dick Run, featuring current Rockets frontman Jim Edwards, reunites to play Andi Rah-Rah's Birthday Bash on Friday, June 24, at Mario's of Troy, 1477 John R. Road, Troy. The Seat Belts and Anonymous James also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Call 248-588-6000 or visit wwwmariosdetroit.com.

* American Babies, Frontier Ruckus, the Ragbirds, Doop & the Inside Outlaws and Kurt (Marschke) from the Dead String Brothers One Man Band Explosion!!! are part of the lineup for the Wayfarer Roots & Bluegrass Festival, taking place Saturday, June 25, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.



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