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Name: Citizen Smile

Line up: James Brown, guitar and vocals; Kory Kopchick, guitar and vocals; Ricky Ruggero, bass and guitar; Will Shattuck, drums. 

Sound: Polished indie pop.

History: This Detroit rock group has been kicking around town for more nearly 15 years. Besides being a staple on many local music festivals, they've released a handful of EPs and two full-length albums. 

Next: Hear the band live later this month at PJ's Lager House with Patrick Davy and the Ghosts and the Ashleys on Nov. 15. Members of another local rock group, the Handgrenades, will DJ the night. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover charge is $5. PJ's is at 1254 Michigan in Detroit. Visit for more details. 

Melody Baetens

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