Two groovy retro-soul live shows for your holiday times

You've probably thought about your New Year's plans quite a bit already. But what about those other days in-between the 25th and Jan. 1. Surely, you might want to get out of the house and jump around to some live music, no?

We've got quite the one-two punch if you're in the market for some revved-up, loud modern take on Detroit's signature brand of soul music.

First up is the Infatuations, who perform on Friday, Dec. 26th at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. I't's a charity party, with a portion of the proceeds going to Detroit PAL. Tickets are $10 and the show begins at 8 p.m.

And the next evening, on Saturday, Dec. 27th, the venerable and inimitable Detroit Cobras bring their demolition derby take on classic soul to the UFO. Admission is $16 and it starts at 9 p.m.

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Mike McGonigal

Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...
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