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Homegrown Happenings: The Polish Muslims, ICP, Howling Diablos and more...
 

By GARY GRAFF
for Journal Register Newspapers

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* Polka parodists the Polish Muslims celebrate their 30th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 870 N. Main St., Clawson. The group will debut its latest creation -- "Ndamukong Suh," to the tune of Dion's "Runaround Sue -- and the night will also feature performances by the 70s cover group Honky Dory and the Bruce Springsteen tribute band the Boss Revue. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, with partial proceeds going to Gilda's Club. Call 248-588-3547 or visit www.thepolishmuslims.com.

* The Insane Clown Posse gets -- what else -- crazy at its Big Ballas X-Mas Party, taking place Saturday, Dec. 17, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St. Detroit. The night features a performance of "The Deadly Medley" by ICP and Psychopathic Records acts Twiztid, ABK, Blaze Ya Dead, Homie and Boondox, as well as Juggalo Championship Wrestling matches and other holiday cheer. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Call 313-961-8358 or visit www.livenation.com.

* Punk rockers the Koffin Kats gear up for the January release of their next album with a show on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Small's, 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck. The Returners will also perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 313-873-1117 or visit www.smallsbardetroit.com.

* Though it's called a VIP Christmas Party, the Howling Diablos' Funky D Records bash on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Detroit's Park Bar is open to everyone. The Diablos, Horse Cave Trio, Staggolee and others will perform, while DJ Linda Lexy will spin. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. The Park is located on the corner of Park and Elizabeth streets. Call 313-962-2933 or visit www.parkbardetroit.com.

* Detroit Red Wings national anthem singer Karen Newman has a pair of holiday concerts scheduled for the coming week. She starts off at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. Fourteen Mile Road, Warren. Tickets are $25 and $30. Call 586-268-3200 or visit www.andiamoshowroom.com. Newman then headlines a "Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue" show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $48.50 and $23.50. Call 313-471-6611 or visit www.olympiaentertainment.com.



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