Friday, June 22 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 16+, $10, $8 adv., 7 p.m.
Since its formation in November 2016, SinhaveN has honed its signature blend of hard rock and alt-rock at more than 100 shows, including dates opening for internationally known names like Saliva, Flaw, L.A. Guns, Raven and Saving Abel. SinhaveN, which has also placed in the Q-106 Homegrown Throwdown finals twice, comprises vocalist Jasun Pierpoint, bassist John Monroe, drummer K.D. Murray, lead guitarist Ken Keller and Joshua Borgaurd on rhythm guitar. The five-piece band, which plays Saturday at the Korner Bar in Hamtramck, returns June 22 for a homecoming, headlining show at Mac’s Bar. Sharing the local bill are four other hard-rock outfits, including: the Jackpine Snag (Lansing), Abs0lute (Jackson), Drivers Divide (Charlotte), and Cold Faction (Eaton Rapids). For those unable to attend, on June 30, SinhaveN returns to the stage for a show at the Music Factory in Battle Creek.
Friday, June 15 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12, $10, 7 p.m.
Of Virtue, a Lansing-based metalcore band, returns Friday to The Loft for a headlining performance. Warming up the stage is a roster of fellow local acts, including Heartsick, Assume Nothing, Deadships and Heart of Jordan. Aside from being a showcase for the Lansing area’s metal scene, it’s also a fundraiser for Of Virtue, who is booked for an expansive European tour throughout July and August. The band will be on the road with The Royal, an emerging Netherlands-based metalcore band. Since its formation in 2009, Of Virtue has honed its heavy, yet ambient sound first documented on its 2009 debut EP, “To Breathe Again.” After its first full-length dropped, 2011’s “Heartsounds,” the band gained national attention and played shows in more than 50 countries across the globe. Earlier this year, the band released its latest single, “Ghost Town.”
Friday, June 15 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21+, FREE, 9 p.m.
Back in October, the Hat Madder dropped its latest album, the “Rotting on the Vine” LP, a disc stocked with new waveinfused alt-rock tunes the band defines as “trashcan glam” (think Devo meets The Archers of Loaf). This year, the Lansing-based five-piece has kept busy touring across the Midwest supporting the new 12-track record. At the end of the month, the GTG Records-signed band returns to the road for its “Rotting in the Van Tour”—a journey that spans from New York down to Kentucky. Before the band hits the road, it’ll perform a tour-kickoff show Friday at the GTG Summer Party. The free event, happening at The Avenue Café, also features I Believe in Julio, a Grand Rapids-based garage-punk trio. Closing the show is the GTG Records On Shuffle All-Star Party Band, which features members of the Plurals, Hunky Newcomers, City Mouse and more.