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Name: The Idiot Kids

Line up: Jon-Mikal Bartee, guitar and vocals; Nicholas Zambeck, bass; Ryan Chlebek, drums.

Sound: This young trio, hailing from Flat Rock, plays fast garage punk.

Next: The Idiot Kids have released “Skeleton Boy,” a vinyl single on Detroit-based Jet Plastic Recordings. Backed with the song “Bonfire,” the release has been pressed in limited edition colored vinyl that will be available at the band’s show Saturday at PJ’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan in Detroit. Garage trio Caveman and Bam Bam open the show, along with blues-tinged rockers Trout and Duane the Jet Black Eel. Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover is $8. Visit

Melody Baetens

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