There’s so many record release parties this time of year; these are always the most fun events! Jo Serrapere and the LaFawndas invite you to celebrate the release of their new album, Dollar Store Nation, on the Michigan-based Earthwork Music Label. Detroit Music Award-winner Serrapere is an independent American roots musician (Americana, garage rock, alt-country, folk, swing, blues) and clinical psychologist from Dearborn. She has performed twice on A Prairie Home Companion, so you know this is the real deal. Jo has put together a new group that includes two members of the sorely missed Stella. The new tunes are socially critical, with a lot of humor to help it go down easy.
Doors at 8 p.m.; 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-181; $20.