Elliot Street Lunatic performs albums at the Robin Theatre
Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12/$10 adv. per night or $15 for two-day pass. 7 p.m.
This weekend, Elliot Street Lunatic performs its two full-length records in their entirety at the Robin Theatre in REO Town. Friday, the spacey indie-rock band plays its 2009 “Stories From the Void” LP. On Saturday, the group re-creates its 2012 album, “Ghost Town Lullabies.” The Lansing-based band, which formed in 2006, has been on an indefinite hiatus since 2013. “This is the first time we have done this,” said vocalist/ guitarist Jason Marr. “We do not get to play many shows anymore, so we decided to give friends a chance to see everything we have.” As for the band’s future, Marr said it’s uncertain. “We stopped playing shows in 2013 when life became very busy for a few members,” he said. “We did a couple of shows in 2015, and we have these shows coming up. But we do not have any plans at the moment for future shows.” Both albums are available at: elliotstreetlunatic1.bandcamp.com.
Lacey Sturm, formerly of Flyleaf, at the Loft
Sunday, Aug. 7 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $17/$15 adv., 7 p.m.
Former Flyleaf lead vocalist Lacey Sturm brings her Life Screams Tour to the Loft Sunday. Alternative rock outfit Cage9 opens the show. Sturm is touring in support of her debut solo LP, “Life Screams.” Back in 2006, she scored an alt-metal hit single with Flyleaf’s “I’m So Sick.” The song got airplay on MTV and even appeared in the first “Rock Band” video game. In 2012, after years of touring — and just prior to the release of the band’s “New Horizons” LP — Flyleaf and Sturm parted ways. “Life Screams,” released in February, opened at No. 74 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart. It also reached No. 7 on the Alternative Albums chart and No. 8 on the Top Rock Albums chart.
Foxy Shazam side project Trxlley dxdgers at Mac's Bar
Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All Ages, $8, 8 p.m.
Trxlleydxdgers, a Cincinnati-based band featuring guitarist Loren Turner of Foxy Shazam, headlines Sunday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Wilder, PleThorA and the Tom Toms. Turner is a founding member of Foxy Shazam, which scored a hit with its 2012 glam-rock single, “I Like It.” After extensive touring, the band has been on an extended break since late 2014. From there, Turner formed his latest project, Trxlleydxdgers (aka Trolley Dodgers). The poppy oddball rock ‘n’ roll group released its debut single, “Lunch Box,” at trolleydodgersband.com in December. Trxlleydxdgers is mostly gigging across its home state of Ohio, and the group’s only Michigan gig is Sunday’s Mac’s Bar show. This minitour is Turner’s first time performing live on stage since Foxy Shazam went on hiatus. Rounding out the Trxlleydxdgers lineup is lead vocalist Clinton Jacob and drummer Amanda Deford.