Catalina Wine Mixer reunion show at the Avenue Thursday, July 7 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $5, 8 p.m.
For the first time since 2013, Catalina Wine Mixer takes the stage for a reunion show at the Avenue Café. Sharing the bill are headliners Ford Theatre Reunion, Sumarah and the Aimcriers. Catalina Wine Mixer comprises John Bradford (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Bologna (drums), Jonathan Andrews (bass) and David Robb (lead guitar). The band, which formed back in 2007 while the members were students at Holt High School, played over 100 shows, often sharing bills with local acts like the Cartridge Family and Jason Alarm. So why the reunion show? “We’re all back in Lansing after finishing college or starting new careers,” Bologna said. “We’re in the same place at the same time now, so why not?” As for the band’s future, it’s uncertain. “For now, this is a one-time reunion,” Bologna said. “So anyone who used to come out and see us or has heard the legend of Catalina Wine Mixer should definitely make it out.”
Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers at the Pump House
Thursday, July 14 @ Pump House Concerts, 368 Orchard St., East Lansing. All ages, $15 suggested donation, 7 p.m..
Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers brings its rowdy blend of “Pirates of the Caribbean” theatrics and sonic world-fusion mayhem to East Lansing’s Pump House Concerts series July 14. Hailing from Nashville, the eccentric group of bandits bash through a swashbuckling fusion of nautical sing-alongs, Irish jigs, Cajun sea shanties, Afro-Cuban-tinged ballads and other energetic stompers. The group’s 2014 LP, “The World is Ablaze,” showcases 11 original tracks that “take the listener on a voyage in a 17th century pirate ship.” The band also performs a free show earlier that day, at 12:30 p.m., for the Broad Art Museum’s Acoustic Lunch series. The next day, the group charts a course for Bay City to appear at the Tall Ship Celebration.
Intronaut at the Loft
Thursday, July 14 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $15/$12 adv., 7 p.m.
Los Angeles-based outfit Intronaut headlines a heavy show July 14 at the Loft; openers are Entheos and Moon Tooth. Since 2004, Intronaut has been known for blending contemporary metal aesthetics with dabs of progressive rock and experimental leanings. Fans of bands like Mastodon might want to check out this show. Over the years, the band — led by guitarist/vocalist Sacha Dunable — has seen a few high points, including touring as support for Tool and Meshuggah. The band’s latest LP, 2015’s “The Direction of Last Things,” is highly technical and full of catchy hooks. The disc was praised by Metal Injection for its “syncopated rhythms and atmospheric melodies.” The metal-head website also hailed them as “one of the best bands of this generation.”