George Harrison Tribute Night at the Avenue Cafe
Saturday, Feb. 25 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $10, 8 p.m.
GTG Records and the Fledge Music Group celebrates the release of a new compilation of local artists, “He Just Wrote Them Like That: A Tribute to George Harrison,” Saturday at the Avenue Café. All proceeds from the evening benefit Planned Parenthood of Mid-Michigan. The evening, which coincides with the birthday of the late Beatle, features performances from George’s Band (a local Harrison tribute band), the Plurals, Anythings, Carm, Isaac Richmond VanderSchuur, Mad Moon, the Hunky Newcomers, Middleman and Punch Drunk. As for the production of the new disc, GTG’s Timmy Rodriguez and Tommy McCord masterminded the idea. “I realized last November would have been 15 years since his death, and I felt compelled to pay tribute to him,” said Rodriguez, a long-time Beatles fanatic. The evening’s $10 admission includes a copy of the new album. “The covers sound amazing — absolutely blew me away,” Rodriguez said. “The range of songs is excellent and represents a good range of George’s entire career.”
Run Boy Run at the Ten Pound Fiddle
Friday, Feb. 24 @ MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. $18/$15 members/$5 students. 7:30 p.m.
Run Boy Run, known for acoustic Americana arrangements paired with soaring vocal harmonies, headlines Friday at the Ten Pound Fiddle. The Tucson-based five-piece has an old-timey bluegrass sound that echoes the rustic songs of the Appalachian South. The group’s new album, “Something to Someone,” was released in October on Sky Island Records and has earned praise from the likes of All Music Guide, PopMatters and the Guardian. Run Boy Run, which features three powerful female voices, comprises brother-and-sister Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar) and Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), sisters Bekah Sandoval Rolland (fiddle, vocals) and Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals) and bassist Jesse Allen. Fans of Nickel Creek or the Wailin’ Jennys might went to check them out.
Twiztid at the Loft
Friday, Feb. 24 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $30/$25 adv., 6 p.m.
Since the mid-‘90s, Twiztid has been a fixture in Detroit’s notorious horrorcore-rap scene. The duo has released 11 full-length albums and 10 EPs — many released via the Insane Clown Posse’s Psychopathic Records imprint and their own label, Majik Ninja Entertainment. Twiztid, which comprises Jamie Madrox and Monoxide, debuted in 1997 with its “Mostasteless” LP on Psychopathic. Two years later, when ICP signed to Island Records, Twiztid was also roped into the major-label deal, and the record was re-issued on Island and hit the Billboard charts. Since then, Twiztid has amassed a cult following and continues to tour. The pair’s latest LP, “The Continuous Evilution of Life’s ?’s,” hit stores last month. Twiztid headlines Friday at the Loft; openers are Blaze, Boondox, Lex the Hex Master, G-Mo Skee, the R.O.C. and Knowledge Da MC.