Dive into rock and roll fun at Public Pool

Artist Tim Hailey’s large-mural-on-Tyvek show “Take A Chance on Rock & Roll” made a huge splash at its March opening at Hamtramck’s new gallery space Public Pool.

This Friday (April 23), an assortment of Detroit rocker chicks from the Gore Gore Girls, Swamp Sisters, Sunshine Doray, the Sirens, the Come Ons and more will dive into the pool to take on arena rock with some live cover versions of some of your favorite blasts from the past. Sets to expect include: “Strange Magic, a tribute to ELO,” “DeAnimal and MeloDestruction from the Sweet Emotions,” which honors Aerosmith, and covers of Bad Company, plus more.

The Barrettes, an all ladies barbershop quartet, will also regale all with a special presentation of Mettalica’s “Sandman.” And members of the Hard Lessons will be in the house to offer up raw power contributions.

Local writer and Metro Time’s associate editor Michael Jackman kicks things off with a brief talk, “Arena Rock: What’s Up with All Those Space Ships?”

And, to make the brew even stranger, long, tall Dan John Miller (professional audio book narrator and headmaster of bands Blanche, and Goober & The Peas) and Deb Agolli (Gore Gore Girls, Outrageous Cherry) will present poetry style “readings” of their favorite arena rock songs.

It’s free and all ages are welcome. The fun starts at 8 p.m. and the gallery is located at 3309 Caniff.

(The gallery is also open Saturday, April 24, 1-6 p.m., when Review editor-at-large Walter Wasacz will be public guest in residence, kicking out his favorite arena rock jams and hanging out with old and new friends.)

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