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Homegrown Happenings: School of Rock, Showdown in Motown and more...

for Journal Register Newspapers

Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Rochester's School of Rock has a full weekend of music planned at Callahan's Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. The students kick things off with an Indie Rock Show at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. The 80s Show plays at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, followed by a Michael Jackson and Prince performance at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, brings a Hall of Fame Showcase at 1:30 p.m. and a headbanging revue of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest material at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 248-858-9508 or visit www.atcallahans.com.

A dozen Detroit performers, including rappers BossE and Lil' T, will compete in the 8th Annual Showdown in Motown, a talent competition taking place at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Majestic Theatre and benefiting YOuthBuild Detroit, a program operated by the non-profit Young Detroit Builders. Judges include Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, poet and author Jessica Care Moore, and singer John Brown. The Majestic is located at 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Tickets are $10. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

Crash Davis, the Americana-styled collaboration between the Strangers' Danny Runey and Chris Bennett, plays Friday, Sept. 23, at the Pike Room in the Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. The Tom Butwin Band and Tone & Niche's Anthony Retka are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call (248) 858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Jason Stollsteimer and his band Hounds Below come home to top a bill that includes Jess & the Gnome, the Handgrenades and Phantom Cats on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Magic Stick Lounge, 4120 Woodward Ave., Downtown. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

Joshua Davis, the lead singer of the Lansing-based Americana troupe Steppin' In It, previews material from his upcoming solo album, "Magnolia Belles," at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia. Davis will be joined by Mike Shimmin, Mike Lynch, Dominic John Davis, Rachael Davis, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Call 734-464-6302 or visit www.trinityhouse.org.

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