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Homegrown Happenings: The Romantics, Crud, Spencer Barefield Quartet

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The members of the Romantics live all over the country now, but they come home at least once a year to join frontman Wally Palmar, who still resides here, for some Motor City rockin’. This year’s gettogether is twice as good, with two shows this weekend. The quartet performs at 8 p.m. Friday (July 27th) at the Rockin’ on the Riverfront series at the GM Renaissance Center Riverfront Plaza in downtown Detroit. Admission is free. Call (313) 567-3126 or visit www. gmrencen.com. The group then plays another free show 10:30 p.m. Saturday (July 28th) at the St. Clair Riverfest in St. Clair county’s Palmer Park. For more information, visit www.stclairriverfest.com.

Detroit industrial rockers Crud, one of Sponge frontman Vinnie Dombroski’s several musical troupes, celebrates the re-release of its CD “Devil at the Wheel” on Saturday (July 28th)at TNT’s, 35101 Harper Ave., Clinton Township. Cyber Trybe, Detroit Voodoo, Slaves to the Beautiful, All Signs Point to Nine, 13 Dead and Not to be Found also are on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15. Call (586) 792-1435 or visit www.tntsbar.com.

The Spencer Barefield Quartet headlines a Summer Jazz afternoon on Saturday (July 28th), topping a bill that also includes Straight Ahead and solo guitarist Melvin Chenault. The music begins at 1 p.m. at a private Bloomfield Hills home. Tickets are $25 adults and $10 children 12 and younger. Reservations required; call (313) 891-2514 or visit www.spencerbarefield.com.

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