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Local musicians band together to help their own

By Gary Graff
Digital First Media/@GraffonMusic

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A pair of benefit concerts will try to help bail out members of Detroit's Luckouts -- literally and figuratively.

Two of the group's principals, Liz Scaris and Gretchen Domino, lost their Warren home after the flooded basement collapsed following the Aug. 11 storms and the house was condemned. Though the house was featured in news reports and visited by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, Scaris and Domino have been unable to get aid from FEMA or their insurance company and are currently living in a trailer in their front yard.

Members of the Detroit music community have scheduled a pair of concerts to raise money for the pair. Steven bands -- Garden of Soul, Suicide Blonde, Mob Opera, OCD, Renagade Soul, Screw and the Dick Kroll Band -- will perform starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Jamboozies, 42066 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights. A $10 donation at the door includes free pizza, and a raffle will be held to raise additional funds.

On Sept. 26 a second show will be held with performances by the Ruiners, the Farleys, Downfall and Detroit Riot Crew, as well as an acoustic performance by White Shag. The show starts at 9 p.m. at Paycheck's Lounge, 2932 Caniff, Hamtramck. Suggested minimum donation is $7.

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