May Erlewine at the Robin Theatre
Saturday, Oct. 22 @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. $15, 8 p.m.
Back on Sept. 28, in a post on the Seth Bernard & May Erlewine Facebook page, the songwriting couple made a surprising announcement. In part, the lengthy post read: “The time has come for us to change the nature of our relationship. In an effort to find wholeness and wellness, we have decided to dissolve our marriage and to continue our work as friends and parents. (…) Our solo careers and collaborations will continue with openness.” While the first family of Michigan Americana has split, Bernard and Erlewine have continued to perform and tour with their respective solo projects. Erlewine, a Big Rapids native, is headed back to Lansing Saturday for a show at the Robin Theatre. The veteran troubadour will perform songs from her new EP, “Lean Into the Wind,” released in July via the Earthwork Music label.
Eryn Woods at Mac's Bar
Sunday, Oct. 23 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $15/$10 adv., 6:30 p.m.
Emerging electro-pop vocalist Eryn Woods, a native of Shreveport, La., headlines Sunday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the show are Skwynts, Traxatrilion, Wiza and Asylum Insane. Woods performs glammed-out dance-rock that’s part Gwen Stefani, part Sia and a little Missing Persons. The theatrical and fashionably daring singer cites a few pop icons as her chief influences, including Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benatar, Madonna and Michael Jackson. Woods’ music has been featured on VH1 and MTV, and she’s collaborated with a number of fashion brands, including NYM- PHA London and Betsey Johnson. While she’s been immersed in music since her youth, it wasn’t until her 2011 single, “Gangstas, Geeks and Freaks,” that Woods gained national attention. The dance track later became the lead single from her self-financed debut EP, “Holl.E.Woods.” Her latest single, “Rule Breaker,” was released in August.
The Summer Set at The Loft
Friday, Oct. 21 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $20/$17 adv., 6:30 p.m.
Millennial-pop band the Summer Set headlines an all-ages show Friday at the Loft. The concert is a part of the Sirius XM-hosted Made For You Tour. Since forming in 2007 in Phoenix, the Summer Set has released records through the Militia Group, Razor & Tie and its current label, Fearless Records. The group, led by vocalist Brian Dales, has toured with bands like All Time Low, the Cab and Sleeping with Sirens. While the band reportedly broke up last year, it returned in April with its fourth record, the “Stories for Monday” LP. The disc contains a number of hooky singles, including “Wasted,” “Jean Jacket” and “Missin’ You.” This year also marked the band’s first appearance at a political rally. On April 3, the group played for a Bernie Sanders rally in Milwaukee.