Seth Bernard, Public Access at the Avenue Cafe
Sunday, Feb. 28 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $5, 7 p.m.
Michigan folk troubadour Seth Bernard, half of husband-and-wife Americana duo Seth & May, performs with his trio Sunday at the Avenue Café. Also hitting the stage are Grand Rapids-based indie folk outfit the Crane Wives and Chicago-based ambient-indie rockers Steve Leaf & the Ex- Pats. Making its Lansing debut at the show is Public Access, a supergroup featuring of members from the other bands on the bill. The instrumental outfit, which is on tour supporting its new self-titled album, plays an epic, harmonious brand of space-rock with no shortage of catchy hooks and groovy electric-guitar riffs. Fans of Sigur Ros, Thievery Corporation or Ratatat might want to check out the LP, which was released earlier this month by Earthwork Music. The eight-song album, which features tracks named after NPR personalities like Steve Inskeep and Yuki Noguchi, is available for streaming or purchase at publicaccessmusic.bandcamp.com.
Still + Storm at Mac's Bar
Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $8, 7 p.m.
Chicago-based duo Still + Storm brings its experimental brand of ambient pop to an all-ages show tonight at Mac’s Bar. Openers are DL Rossi, Worm and Seth Rentfrow (of the Bear Creek Brothers). Still + Storm is a duo comprising vocalist Rachel Raymond and multi-instrumentalist David Raymond. The pair is known for its moody electronic alt-rock tunes. In July 2014, Still + Storm released four songs via its Bandcamp site, and the band is just now embarking on its first string of live performances. Meanwhile, DL Rossi is a Detroit-area singer/songwriter specializing in candid, delicate folk tunes. In December, he released his second disc, “The Apartment EP.” The earnest five-song collection, as well as Rossi’s 2013 self-titled album, is available on iTunes.
Everyday Junior at the Loft
Saturday, Feb 27 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $10, $7 adv., 8 p.m.
Funk-rock band Everyday Junior headlines Saturday at the Loft; opening the show are New York-based funk fusion group Mister F and Indiana-based jam/prog-rock band Earphorik. Everyday Junior is an East Lansing-based five-piece consisting of guitarist/vocalist Eric Stallcup, guitarist/vocalist Pat Rademacher, bassist Kevin McKay, drummer Justin Thimmig and Michael McCaffery on keyboards. The band formed in 2013 following some impromptu jam sessions. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Frank Zappa, George Clinton, Umphrey’s McGee, Phish and the Allman Brothers Band, the guys forged their own groovy, danceable sound. The group describes its style as a “hybrid blend of funk, progressive and psychedelic rock and soul with electronic undertones.”