Reverend Horton Heat at the Loft
Sunday, April 24 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $28/$25 adv., 7 p.m.
Legendary psychobilly guitar hero and vocalist Reverend Horton Heat headlines an all-ages show Sunday at the Loft. Openers are Nashville Pussy, Unknown Hinson and Lucky Tubb. Reverend Horton Heat is one of the most notable names in psychobilly — a punked-out version of rockabilly — thanks to his scorching riffs and wily lyrics. Some might remember Beavis and Butthead fully flipping-out over his “Psychobilly Freakout” music video in one of their classic episodes. Since his 1990 debut, “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em,” on Sub Pop Records, he’s continued to release records on a string of labels, including Interscope and Yep Roc. In 2014, he dropped his most recent LP, “REV,” via Victory Records. The disc is a return to Reverend Horton Heat’s rugged earlyrock roots.
Sierra Denae at Mac's Bar
Sunday, April 24 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $10/$8 adv., 6:30 p.m.
Lansing-based alt-rock singer/songwriter Sierra Denae headlines an all-ages show Sunday at Mac’s Bar. Openers are Handsome Pete, Faultered Step and Hour 24. Citing influences like No Doubt, Evanescence and Alicia Keys, Denae’s distinct, edgy-pop sound is showcased on her latest single, “Beautiful Mask (Robin Theatre Session)” — available now on iTunes. Denae’s music experience comes from a series of recitals, talent shows, musicals and ensembles. In the summer of 2014 she released her self-performed and self-written EP, “I Still Exist.” Since then, she and her rhythm section have opened shows for Alien Ant Farm and Kaleido. Denae also performs solo acoustic sets for Michigan Chicks With Picks, an organization formed to support emerging female songsters.
Appleseed Collective at the Robin Theatre
Saturday, April 23 @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. $10, 8 p.m.
The Appleseed Collective, an Ann Arbor-based band, plays a mélange of Dixie-Gypsy and rootsmusic with a contemporary flair — what the band calls “progressive string swing.” Saturday, the band, led by guitarist and frontman Andrew Brown, brings that harmony-driven sound to the Robin Theatre in REO Town. The band is on the road promoting its new five-song EP, “The Tour Tapes,” released late last month. The four-piece Americana band has toured the country over the last six years, playing its signature mix of Americana-flavored tunes, throwback jazz, moody ballads and bluesy numbers. And the band knows all about rigorous touring, that’s for sure. It has toured coast to coast promoting a series of releases, including 2012’s “Baby to Beast,” 2014’s “Young Love” and a live album, “Live At The Ark.”