Anthony Raneri of Bayside at Mac's Bar Sunday, Dec. 4 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $13.50, 6:30 p.m.
Anthony Raneri has spent the last 16 years as the lead singer and songwriter for Bayside, a New York-based emo-punk band. In that time, the group released seven records, including 2014’s “Cult,” which reached No. 24 on the U.S. Billboard charts. In 2012, Raneri launched a solo project with the release of his “New Cathedrals” LP. In his bio, Raneri reassures Bayside fans that his stripped-down solo project — which stops Sunday at Mac’s Bar — is secondary to the band. “Bayside is not only still a band but will always be my priority,” he said. “Bayside has time off between tours and releases and I don’t like to have time off — so doing solo tours and writing more music lets me constantly play music without having to take breaks.” Opening the show at Mac’s Bar are Chris Freeman (of Hot Mulligan) and Midwest Skies.
Goth night at the Avenue Cafe
Friday, Dec. 2 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21+, $3, 9 p.m.
Leather and Lace, the monthly Goth night at The Avenue Café, returns Friday for its 17th installment.
The shadowy evening offers a danceable mix of industrial, Goth, ‘80s new wave and dark electro classics. Its organizers call it “Lansing's only haven for eternal darkness” and note that “Goth attire is encouraged.” This month’s guest DJs include Kevin J and Jennifer Lynn of Where the Embers Fall, a Battle Creekbased darkwave duo that formed in 2004. The evening is hosted by Alison Colby and Jay Dnihil. As always, the Avenue Café’s bartenders will serve a variety of absinthes, Michigan microbrews and other cocktails, and the vegan-friendly kitchen is open until 11 p.m.
Cathie Ryan at Ten Pound Fiddle
Friday, December 9 @ MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, $20/$18 members/$5 students, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit native Cathie Ryan brings her holiday concert, “A Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas,” to the Ten Pound Fiddle Friday. The show, held at the MSU Community Music School, offers everything from “ethereal hymns to exuberant jigs and reels,” as well as a “wealth of Irish Christmas traditions and stories.” Along with Ryan’s vocals, the evening of music will also feature Patsy O’Brien (guitar and vocals), Patrick Mangan (fiddle and vocals) and Kieran O’Hare on uilleann pipes, flute and whistles. Ryan launched her folk career in 1987 as lead singer of Cherish the Ladies, an internationally touring all-female Celtic music group. In the mid-‘90s she went solo. She has earned rave reviews for her solo work from outlets like the New York Daily News, which said Ryan is “firmly in the upper echelons of Irish music singers.”