Red Teeth 7-inch release show at the Avenue Cafe
Thursday, March 17 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21+, $7, 8 p.m.
Lansing sludgy-rock duo Red Teeth have been a fixture on the local music scene, on and off, since 2002. Originally performing under the name King of the Monsters, the pair rebranded as Red Teeth and honed its minimal yet sonically massive experimental sound. After seven years of gigs and recording, the band — made up of brothers Ryan Andrews (guitar/vocals) and Rael Andrews (drums) — went on hiatus from 2009 to 2014. In that time, the brothers fronted other projects like Dr. Device and BerT. Thursday, Red Teeth releases “Light Bender,” a new 7-inch EP on GTG Records. “When I first heard the record I was struck by the timeless production sound of it — care of local musician Colin Such [of Fun Ender],” said GTG Records co-founder Tommy McCord. “Someone could’ve told me it was a long-lost post-punk gem from 1980 and I would have believed them.”
Honah Lee at the Avenue Cafe
Friday, March 18 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $5, 9 p.m.
Since 2008, New Jersey-based Honah Lee has kicked out early ‘90s-style power-pop and hook-driven punk rock tunes. The band’s members are true road warriors, touring non-stop across the country playing small clubs and also opening shows for big names like the Queers, Jello Biafra and Local H. Last year, the band dropped its third LP, “33 on 45.” Along with it, they released an accompanying DVD, “Music To Look At,” which documented the hardworking band’s attempt to release a new music video each month of 2014. Fans of early Weezer or M.O.T.O. may want to check Honah Lee’s fuzzed-out, melodic discography. Friday, the band brings its Broken Dreams, Broken Bottles tour to the Avenue Café. Opening the show are three local rock ‘n’ roll bands: the Arrangement, Amoeba Boys and Concepticons.
Bob Bovee and Pop Wagner at the Ten Pound Fiddle
Friday, March 18 @ Ten Pound Fiddle – MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing. $15/$12 members/$5 students, 7:30 p.m.
Fans of traditional, old-timey music may want to check out Friday’s Ten Pound Fiddle show. The concert series hosts Bob Bovee and Pop Wagner, two Minnesota-based country-western music vets known for singing rustic songs inspired by long-lost prairies. Wagner, who lives in St. Paul, plays both the guitar and fiddler, and he’s also a square-dance caller. Meanwhile, Bovee, who calls rural southeastern Minnesota home, plays harmonica, guitar, banjo and autoharp — and he also yodels. As a duo, the songsters have played shows from coast to coast in the United States and toured Europe four times. For those attending, expect some cowboy songs, square-dance tunes and both comical and earnest songs of the south. Music aside, the pair also dabbles in stage banter about “history, folklore and jokelore.”