Peoples Temple return to Mac's Bar Friday, Oct. 2 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
All ages, $10, $8 adv., 8 p.m.
After a short hiatus from the local scene, Peoples Temple headline Friday at Mac’s Bar. Also performing are Hailey Wojcik, Sumarah and the Arrangement. Since 2007, Peoples Temple, a Lansing-based psych/shoegaze rock ‘n’ roll band, has released several acclaimed LPs and 7-inches on a number of indie labels. Jack White’s Third Man Records recorded and released the band’s “Never More” single in 2013. That same year, the band had a song featured on an episode of “Californication,” a Showtime series starring David Duchovny. The high-energy four-piece outfit, made up of two sets of brothers, is currently supporting two 2014 albums: “Musical Garden” (HoZac Records) and “Weekends Time” (State Capital Records). The band is wrapping up work on a new full-length album and a deluxe edition of its 2011 debut LP, “Sons of Stone.” Both records are due out in 2016.
Michigan hip-hop show debuts on LCC's WLNZ
Airs Saturday, Oct. 3. Tune in at 89.7 FM or stream it at lcc.edu/radio. Midnight to 1 a.m.
LCC Radio 89.7 FM WLNZ debuts “Mitten Mayhem Radio,” a new local hip-hop show, Saturday at midnight. The weekly, hour-long program runs from midnight to 1 a.m. Hosted by Ward Beard (aka Ward Skillz), the show features music, freestyle raps, interviews and more. “My show will not only feature songs from Lansing but artists all across the state,” said Beard, a Lansing-based rapper and also a DJ at Lansing's Power 96.5 FM. “I’m basically providing a platform for the hardworking, upcoming artists to be heard on the same airwaves as the mainstream artists.” Beard, who’s performed at Common Ground Music Festival and shared stages with Jadakiss, Slick Rick, Ludacris and Twista, hosts a “Mitten Mayhem Radio” Launch Party Friday at Gregory’s Ice and Smoke, 2510 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Lansing, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $5.
Rachel Zylstra at the Robin Theatre
Thursday, Oct. 8 @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. All ages, $10, $7 adv., 7 p.m.
The latest venue to join the Lansing music scene, the Robin Theatre in REO Town, hosts New Yorkbased pianist/vocalist Rachel Zylstra Oct. 8. The show also features Lansing-based singer/songwriter Abbey Hoffman. Zylstra, a Grand Rapids native, is supporting her upcoming album, “The Tacit Turn,” with a fall tour across the country. The new LP is not officially released until Oct. 15, but advance copies are available at the Robin Theatre show. Known for her pop-infused, alt-folk songs, Zylstra pens wordy originals that she describes as “Ben-Folds-meets-smoky-chanteuse-meets-orphan-train-alt-country-gal — with a dash of Sesame Street.” Lifestyle website scoutmob.com applauded the classically-trained pianist for her “smoky, sweet, and verbose” songwriting style. Fans of Regina Spektor or Rufus Wainwright might want to check out this show.