Dead Hour Noise at the Avenue Cafe
Friday, Feb. 10 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $5, 8 p.m.
Lansing’s own Dead Hour Noise and the Jackpine Snag perform Friday at the Avenue Café; Hastings-based progressive-thrash band 6 Prong Paw opens the show. Dead Hour Noise, a metal/punk/grind five-piece, formed in the fall of 2013 and gigged at a number of DIY spaces and local venues before releasing its 2014 debut record, “Tension.” The band, which comprises Collin Spencer (vocals), Ed Emmerich (guitar), Nick Deason (drums), Seth Clickner (bass) and guitarist Cody Hobbins, is heavily influenced by late ‘90s/ early-2000s mathcore bands. The group’s raucous, abrasive brand of metal has earned them opening slots for national acts like Norma Jean and the Flatliners, as well as festival spots at Ogrefest and Take Hold Fest. In March, the band released its second EP, “Bad Things Are Going to Happen to Good People,” via the Silver Maple Kill Records imprint. The album is available for streaming at deadhournoise.bandcamp.com.
The Floozies at the Loft
Saturday, Feb. 11 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $23/$20 adv., 8 p.m.
The Floozies, a funky electro-pop duo comprising brothers Matt Hill (producer/guitar) and drummer Mark Hill, headlines Saturday at the Loft. Opening the show is ProbCause, a Chicago-based producer/rapper. The Floozies formed in the duo’s hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, and promptly became known for its Daft Punk-esque throwback-funk beats and sounds inspired by Zapp & Roger, Lettuce and Amon Tobin. The pair, who seamlessly blends danceable loops with searing guitar solos, has shared stages with the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, STS9 and Big Gigantic. The Floozies’ deep-pocket grooves have also scored the band spots at massive festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and Bumbershoot , as well as a sold-out Red Rocks show alongside GriZ. The Floozies entire catalog of music is available for free download at flooziesduo.com.
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin at Ten Pound
Friday, Feb. 10 @ MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing.
$20/$15 members/$5 students. 7:30 p.m.
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, a folk-fusion outfit from Prince Edward Island, Canada, specializes in blending traditional Acadian, Irish and French folk tunes with contemporary and world rhythms. The trio of 20-somethings, known for its fiery live shows, has toured the U.S., Canada and Europe. Friday, the bilingual group performs a set of melodic originals and revamped classics — sung in both English and French — at the MSU Community Music School. The show is presented by the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series. Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, which formed in 2010, was praised by The Guardian as “a seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.” The band’s latest album, 2016’s “Auprès du poêle,” is available on most digital music services and at tenstringsandagoatskin.com.