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Homegrown Happenings: Matthew Dear, Sinclair Jam and more...

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On Friday (April 20th), Detroit electronic artist Matthew Dear presents Matthew Dear’s Big Hands, a show that will celebrate the many aspects of his career — under his own name and as Audion. Nice ‘Em Up Boys also perform. Doors open at 9 p.m. at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Admission is $10. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

John Sinclair won’t be there, but the spirit of Detroit’s hippie poet laureate will be celebrated at Friday's (April 20th) third annual John Sinclair 4:20 Party and All Star Jam at the Buzz Bar, 546 E. Larned St., Detroit. Among those taking part will be the Brothers Groove’s Chris Codish, the Reefer Men’s Bobby East, Johnnie Bassett, Larry Fratangelo, Paul Randolph, the Sun Messengers’ Terry Thunder and members of the Motor City Horns. Show time is 9 p.m. Admission is $5. Call (313) 962-1800 or visit www.buzzdetroit.com.

The Juvenile Justice Project will be the beneficiary of the Michigan Association for Children’s third annual Rockin’ For Justice concert, headlined by award-winning blues rocker Larry McCray, Friday (April 20th) at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak. The Paisley Fogg and Rob Taube also are on the bill. Tickets are $25-$125. Call (248) 433-2200 or visit ww.michkids. org.

Detroit rock trio the Hard Lessons brings its latest national tour to a close at 9 p.m. Saturday (April 21st) with a Spin magazine-sponsored show at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Silent Years, Hifi Hand Grenades and Island View Drive also will perform. Tickets are $8.90 in advance, $10 day of show. Call (313) 961-6358 or visit www.livenation.com.

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