DeverauX 'Exposed' EP release at Mac's Bar

Saturday, June 25 @ Mac’s Bar, 2600 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12/$10 adv., 7 p.m.

Lansing-based metal band DeverauX drops its new EP, “Exposed,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar; admission includes a CD copy of the album. Opening the all-ages show are Heed the Assailant, Cyk Cylinder, After the Minor and Assume Nothing. DeverauX, known for its dark and melodic riffs, comprises vocalist Phil LaMay, guitarist Chas Millican, drummer David Floyd and bassist Jake Zemla. For those who can’t make it to Mac’s Bar, the band’s new five-song EP, which features the single “Born to Fight,” is available Friday on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify and Amazon. DeverauX formed in 2011 and a year later dropped its debut EP, “The Last of Us.” Fans of All That Remains, Killswitch Engage or Trivium might want to check out this show.


City Mouse at the Avenue Cafe

Thursday, June 30 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $5, 8 p.m.

Pop punk group City Mouse, which recently delivered an energetic set at the City Pulse River Rock Concert, returns to Lansing June 30 for a headlining set at the Avenue Café. Opening the show is the Slow Poisoner, a San Francisco-based one-man band. Also on the bill are Lansing’s own prog-punk outfit, Red Teeth, and Pizza Time, a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle”-themed “pop punk grindcore” band. Meanwhile, the Slow Poisoner (real name Andrew Goldfarb) is a self-described “one-man surrealistic rock and roll band.” Goldfarb has been touring and performing his oddball rootsy tunes since 1995. His stage show, which he describes as “a cross between Johnny Cash and Alice Cooper,” sometimes includes macabre accents like “dancing spiders, severed fingers and a giant head that devours him onstage.”

Alex Mendenall at East Lansing's Summer Concert Series

Saturday, June 25 @ East Lansing Summer Concert Series, Albert and M.A.C. avenues, East Lansing. All ages, FREE, 7 p.m.

For those in search of free local music, soul-folk singer/songwriter Alex Mendenall performs Saturday at the city of East Lansing’s Summer Concert Series. Mendenall, who released his “Somewhere Else to Be” EP in 2014, is a storytelling songster who describes his sound as “the melding of Fleet Foxes and Allen Stone.” Mendenall has booked a string of local gigs through the end of July, check out facebook.com/alexmendenallmusic for a complete list of gigs. As for the Summer Concert Series, the run of concerts is spread across six weekends, on Fridays and Saturdays, in downtown East Lansing. The concerts happen at the recently remodeled Ann Street Plaza, at the corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues. Organizers encourage attendees to bring a lawn chair or blanket. If it rains, the concert will be canceled.

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