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Sproton Layer playing first shows in 43 years

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Some Michigan music history will be made this weekend with two reunion shows by Sproton Layer, the Ann Arbor sibling trio playing their first shows together in 43 years.

Roger, Ben and Laurence Miller formed Sproton Layer during the late 60s, subsequently joined by trumpeter Harold Kirchen, younger brother of guitarist Bill Kirchen. The group recorded an album that didn't surface until 1992 as "With Magnetic Fields Disrupted;" Sproton Layer broke up in 1970, and during the interim Roger Miller played with Mission of Burma while his brothers were part of Destroy All Monsters. They later recorded music as M3, while Roger and Benjamin Miller have worked together as M2.

Sproton Layer will have some "new" music to play at this weekend's shows, too, written and recorded between 1969-71 and due out during early 2013 as "Press Your Hand and the Whole Room Fluctuates."

Sproton Layer performs at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. Tickets are $10. Call 734-996-8555 or visit www.blindpigmusic.com. The group plays the next night at PJ's Lager House, 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $8. Call 313-961-4668 or visit www.pjslagerhouse.com.

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