Tyrant plays homecoming show at mac’s bar
Friday, May 19 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
18+, $12/$10 adv., 7 p.m.
Emerging Lansing-based thrash-metal outfit Tyrant wraps up its second tour, “The Take Over Tour,” Friday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the show is tour partner Cipher Six, as well as fellow heavy hitters the Revenant and Pestilent Age. Tyrant was formed in 2011 by brothers Philip (guitar/vocals) and Andrew Winters (drums) while they were still in high school. Since then, the band has issued a series of independent releases, including the 2012 “Jaws of Agony” demo and 2014’s “Purge” EP. The four-piece has been making national noise in the metal community since its latest release, 2016’s “Black Hand” EP. While the band has spent ample time on the road touring the East Coast and the Midwest, Tyrant has also been prepping material for its debut full-length album, due out early 2018.
Corn potato string band, micah ling at the robin theatre
Thursday, May 25 @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. $15/$10 adv., 6:30 p.m.
The Corn Potato String Band has peddled its nostalgic brand of fiddle-fueled music across the globe, including stints in Europe, Mexico and India. The trio, best known for its country rags and Southern gospel tunes, performs everything from ballads to spirited hoedowns. May 25, the group headlines the Robin Theatre, sharing the stage with local songwriter and Earthwork Music artist Micah Ling. The members of Corn Potato — Lindsay McCaw, Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ben Belcher — are all vocalists and multi-instrumentalists echoing the rustic musical traditions of the Central and Southern United States. In addition to being champion fiddlers, they also play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin, allowing for ample twin-fiddling ditties and double banjo duels.
Every time i die at the loft
Saturday, May 20 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $20/$18 adv., 6 p.m.
Buffalo-based metalcore band Every Time I Die headlines Saturday at the Loft; sharing the heavy bill are its tour-openers, Wage War and ‘68. Every Time I Die, which has been on the road across the U.S. since April, wraps up its tour in Ohio one day after its Lansing gig. The group, which formed in 1998, released a string of records on the Ferret Music imprint before leaving the label in 2008. The band’s latest release, “Low Teens,” was released last year on Epitaph Records. Every Time I Die was founded by brothers Keith and Jordan Buckley but has seen multiple lineup shifts over the years. The band has also transitioned from emo-tinged hardcore to punk-influenced metal. All Music describes the band’s vibe as “mixing alternative metal, Southern metal and screamo.”