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Jurassic 5's happy to be back in action after seven years apart

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After splitting up in 2007, Jurassic 5 batted away numerous reunion proposals during the intervening years until the Los Angeles rapper-DJ sextet got an offer it couldn't refuse last year.

"We kept getting offers and they just kept getting higher and higher until finally the Coachella offer came along, which I guess was unparalleled to what we've ever seen before," says the group's DJ Nu-Mark (real name Marc Potsic). "So we decided to do one show to see what it would be like and if people would even (care), and it was a big success.

"We decided to do key shows after that, and it's been great and we're having a blast and just enjoying our time reuniting."

Jurassic 5 released a new song this year -- "The Way We Do It," produced by Heavy D -- and there will likely be more, though not necessarily released in a conventional manner.

"I hope there's more music to come," Nu-Mark says. "We realize that the complexion of the industry doesn't seven resemble what it did when we started in '93, so we're just kind of surveying the landscape, I guess.

"It's kind of like second nature for someone to say, 'When's the album coming?' but realistically nobody really listens to albums anymore. So we might have to go back to an EP thing or just do another song or spoonfeed music out little by little. We're taking it one day at a time and taking a look at the landscape and seeing what's in front of us."

Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples and Beat Junkies

Saturday, July 28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St.

Tickets are $29.50 in advance, $35 day of show

Call 248-399-2980 or visit www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

Web Site: www.royaloakmusictheatre.com

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