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Homegrown Happenings: Blowout, Johnnie Bassett, Slam Circus and more

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* The 15th Annual Metro Times Blowout is in full swing, running through Saturday, March 3, at 13 venues in Hamtramck. Tickets are $25 for the entire festival, and a shuttle bus will run between the clubs each night. For a full schedule and more information, visit www.blowout.metrotimes.com.

* Guitarist, singer and songwriter Johnnie Bassett brings his smooth soul 'n' blues to Callahan's in Auburn Hills on Friday night, March 2, backed by the Brothers Groove and the Motor City Horns. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 and $15. Callahan's is located at 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

* The alt.rock trio Royal Hoax and Lindsey Michele team for a show on Friday, March 2, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St. Pontiac. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

* The 90s rock groups Slam Circus -- including current Sponge member Andy Patalan -- and Nitro will reunite for a night of nostalgia on Saturday, March 3, at Freddy's, 4000 Garfield, Clinton Township. The show starts about 9 p.m. There is no cover charge. Call 586-416-7777 or visit Freddy's Facebook group.

* Guitar-slinging electronic artist OCTIV will headline Shift the Frequency II, taking place Saturday at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Dune Fangs, Jaws That Bite, Coloreater and the Detroit Academy for Kinesthetic Arts are also on the bill. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

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