Broadside at Mac's Bar
Thursday, Jan. 14 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12, $10 adv., 8 p.m.
Broadside, along with co-headliner 7 Minutes In Heaven, perform an all-ages show Jan. 14 at Mac’s Bar. Warming up the stage are Marina City, Winner Take All and Prima Vera. Based in Richmond, Va., pop-punk band Broadside formed in late 2010 and has since shared stages with bands like Title Fight, the Ataris and A Loss For Words. In March, the band, which comprises vocalist Oliver Baxxter, drummer Andrew Dunton guitarists Niles Gibbs and Dorian Cooke and bassist Josh Glupker, announced it signed with Victory Records. The band’s latest album, “Old Bones,” hit stores in May and features the single "Coffee Talk." Outside of music, Baxxter is founder of Damaged Kids, an independent clothing line that promotes the importance of self-acceptance.
Olivia Mainville and the Aquatic Troupe at The Loft
Thursday, Jan. 14 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $10, 8 p.m.
Olivia Mainville and the Aquatic Troupe, a self-described “Midwest gypsy swing rock and indie folk” band, headline an all-ages show Jan. 14 at the Loft; opening is Michigander. Since the July 2014 release of her debut EP, “Full Steam Ahead,” Mainville has become a fixture in the thriving West Michigan Americana music scene, popping up at festivals like Blissfest and Holler Fest. The independent release featured an all-star cast of Michigan folkies, including the Appleseed Collective’s Vince Russo and the Accidentals. The bluegrass-influenced disc, which includes fan-favorite tracks like “Thorn of a Rose” and “Sault Ste. Marie,” was mastered by Quad Studio’s Rob Feaster, a Nashvillebased engineer known for working with the likes of Johnny Cash and Bruce Springsteen.
Steve Armstrong at Tequila Cowboy
Jan. 8-9 @ Tequila Cowboy, 5660 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 8 p.m.
Last month, country-music themed bar Tequila Cowboy opened in the Lansing Mall, and the room has already hosted a string of rootin’-tootin’ concerts. This weekend, Bay City-based Steve Armstrong and the 25 Cent Beer Band headlines the venue Friday and Saturday. The outfit, which formed in 2007, plays current top-40 country with some old classics thrown into the mix. Armstrong also peppers in originals from his upcoming album, “Her Taillights.” The record features the single “Dirt Road Kings,” which can be streamed at hertaillights.com. The band gigs across Michigan playing the festival circuit, including gigs at the Munger Potato Festival, the Sanford Freedom Festival and the Bay County Fair. As far as national touring goes, the band has ventured out as far as Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. More information about the Lansing show is available at tequilacowboy.com/lansing.