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Homegrown Happenings: Dirtbombs, Jamie McCarthy and more...

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-- After kicking off their tour with a special performance at the Movement electronic music festival in May, the Dirtbombs return home to close the trek on Saturday, July 16, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Moonpool and Deadband and D. Watusi will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

— Singer-songwriter Jamie McCarthy celebrates the release of his new CD, “Off Kilter,” with a show on Saturday, July 16, at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Bodymath and the Proud Naturals are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call 248-544-3030 or visit www.themagicbag.com.

— Rootsy melodic rockers American Mars may preview some material slated for their next album during a Twilight Revival performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at New Center Park, 2990 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. The Juliets and the Blueflowers also perform, and the show is free. Call 313-784-9475 or visit www.newcenterpark.com for details.

— The happy loving couple of Shari Kane and Dave Steele bring their impressive pedigree — hers with Peter “Madcat” Ruth as Madcat & Kane, his fronting Big Dave & the Ultrasonics — to the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Call 734-464-6302 or visit www.trinityhouse.org.

— A corps of up-and-comers — Kisses For Charity, Hometeam, Somewhat Simple, Vamonos, the Whisterls and Quicksand Swimclub — will spend Sunday night, July 17, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

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