Young Pioneer at Mac's Bar
Saturday, Feb. 18 @ Mac’s Bar, 2600 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
All ages, $12/$10 adv., 7 p.m.
Young Pioneer, formed in 2012, is technically a Brighton-based indie rock band, but last summer it grew some Lansing roots when local musicians Jason Marr and Austin Howard joined the band. Marr is known for fronting Elliot Street Lunatic, and he also played alongside Howard in another local alt-rock band, Lights and Caves. Saturday, Young Pioneer headlines Mac’s Bar; warming up the stage are Rival Summers, Ellis and Earth and Sea. “We are working on a new album,” Marr said. “There’s no release date set yet, but we have all put countless hours into this record and cannot wait to share it with everyone.” Marr said the band will be playing a few of the new songs at the Mac’s Bar show. Fans of Anberlin or Copeland might want to check out this show.
Dynohunter, DJ Joe Hertler at The Avenue cafe
Friday, Feb. 17 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21+, $10, 8 p.m.
The Avenue Café hosts a night of electronic dance music Friday, featuring a performance from Dynohunter, a Boulder-based duo. The pair are known for their high-energy house and techno beats combined with organic, live instrumentation, including saxophone, bass and drums. The duo has opened for some of the biggest names in “livetronica,” including Conspirator, Eoto and Opiuo. Dynohunter’s tunes range from exotic rhythms and hard hitting dance beats to uplifting melodies and soulful improvisations. Opening the show is emerging Michiganbased indie-folk songwriter Joe Hertler, who also moonlights as a DJ. Hertler’s DJ sets range from disco and electro-house to chill, house and funk. He also dabbles in dubstep, trance and glitch hop. Also spinning tracks at the Avenue Café are Chasé, Skully and Grundy.
A Night Under Covers at the Loft
Saturday, Feb. 18 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $15/$10 adv., 6:30 p.m.
The ongoing A Night Under Covers concert series features local bands playing all-cover tribute sets to their favorite big-name bands. Saturday, the all-ages tribute event returns to the Loft with Freak on a Leash (as Korn) at 11 p.m., Heartsick (as Deftones) at 10 p.m., Beyond the Fallout (as Limp Bizkit) at 9:15 p.m., Dagon (as Black Sabbath) at 8:30 p.m., Nagazi (as Pantera) at 7:45 p.m. and Born (as Failure) at 7 p.m. As for Heartsick (formerly known as Know Lyfe), the Lansing-based metal band has played over 1,500 shows since it formed 17 years ago. The group, which released a self-titled disc in late 2015, comprises vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Nico Killips and bassist Waylon Fox. For advanced tickets to A Night Under Covers, visit theloftlansing.com.