Gone Dog reunion at the Avenue Cafe
Saturday, June 4 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $5, 8 p.m.
Long defunct Lansing-based group Gone Dog is getting the band back together for a reunion show Saturday at the Avenue Café. This will be the hard rock band’s first gig in 22 years. Gone Dog was formed by guitarist Kirk Reedy in 1990 and performed with several lineups over its six-year career. Saturday’s lineup includes vocalist Andy Turpen, Derek Fulton (bass), Scott Stephenson (guitar) and drummer Greg Williams. The band is best known for its grunge-tinged 1993 sophomore record, “Muleskinner.” After Gone Dog called it quits in ’96, its members went on to perform in other local bands, including Fat Amy, Mush, Bingo & Stripe, 19 Wheels and Icy/ Dicey. Opening the show are local rock bands Gigantor and Bastards of Young, a Replacements cover band.
Pumpstock at Bailey Park
Saturday, June 4 @ Bailey Park, 300 Bailey St., East Lansing. All ages, $10 suggested donation/FREE for children, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Since 2009, Pump House Concerts has brought a host of top-notch singer/songwriters to its live-performance series, held at the Orchard Street Pump House. In 2010, the series launched its own musical festival, Pumpstock. Each year, the outdoor, family-friendly concert is stacked with acoustic performers. This year’s lineup features the Accidentals (6:45 p.m.), the Brad Cole Trio (5:30 p.m.), the Mark Croft Trio (4:15 p.m.), the Appleseed Collective (3 p.m.) and Cindy McElroy and Friends (2 p.m.). Pumpstock’s second stage hosts local acts Monte Pride, Eric Smith, East of Every and Alex Mendenall. Family activities include face painting provided by Annie Belle the clown and art activities, and the park has a playground. Local food vendors, including Velvet A Candy Store and Cottage Inn Pizza serve up ice cream, pizza and more. Organizers encourage attendees to bring chairs and blankets.
B.o.B at the Loft
Saturday, June 4 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $25/$20 adv., 8 p.m.
Atlantic Records/Grand Hustle recording artist Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., aka B.o.B, is known for a string of hits, including “Airplanes,” “Strange Clouds,” “So Good,” and “Both of Us.” The emcee shot to stardom after the release of his debut 2010 disc, “B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray.” The single “Nothin’ on You,” a pop/rap collaboration featuring Bruno Mars, hit No. 1 and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including record of the year. Since then, Simmons, 27, has released three more full-lengths, including 2015’s “Psycadelik Thoughtz.” A departure from his previous efforts, the witty concept album borrows from Jimi Hendrix and George Clinton. All Music Guide dubbed the LP “a druggy, ‘70s rock- and funk-inspired album.” Saturday, the Georgia native headlines an all-ages show at the Loft; openers are Scotty ATL and Shawty Slim.