Head Cheese

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Troy has always wanted its own Maroon 5! That isn't a slight. Greenstreet, the quartet of twentysomething dudes that calls the burbs home, just draws from the same sonic well as Adam Levine and co., a sound that includes elements of Motown, slicker, more contemporary R&B and the easily accessible pop-rock of late-'90s heyday groups like Matchbox 20. Dudes have done pretty well with it too — they're regulars at upscale casual places like Fifth Avenue, as well as college towns. In the spirit of their annual Magic Bag holiday show, the band gave us their un-chapped, quick-starting holiday wish list. Mmm, beefy.

5. Chap Stick: Give us Chap Stick, because do you really want to see Matt Kysia sing with nasty, cracked lips? Oh, and we prefer Classic Original flavor.

4. Automatic Starters: They make the cold winter mornings in Michigan a lot more bearable ... well, automatic starters and lots of coffee.

3. Guitar Center Gift Cards: Because, of the three guitar picks we could afford this year, there's only one left, and it's getting pretty worn down.

2. National Lam-poon's Christmas Vacation: Sure to become a holiday fave in the Greenstreet practice space. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

1. Beef & Cheese: With a shelf life twice that of weapons-grade plutonium, it's the perfect snack for anytime, anywhere — unless that anywhere is nowhere near a bathroom. Unfortunately, beef & cheese is also the gift that keeps on giving.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-544-3030. With the Robin Horlock Band and Jeff Tessler.

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