Thursday, Sept. 13, @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. All ages, $15, $10 students, 6:30 p.m.
New York City-based trumpeter Benje Daneman headlines a night of jazz at the Robin Theatre in REO Town alongside his SearchParty band mates: Greg Ward (sax), Ashley Daneman (voice), Rob Clearfield (piano), Matt Ulery (bass) and drummer Jon Deitemyer. In 2007, Daneman became a sought after musician after he embarked on a national tour with Doc Severinsen’s Big Band. Since then, he has performed with the renowned Jose Limon Dance Ensemble, recorded tracks on the HMI Big Band’s Grammy-nominated album “Elevation,” and has appeared at prestigious venues across the country, including The Kennedy Center. At the Robin show, he and his band will celebrate the release of their new album, “Light in the Darkness.” The show features a six-movement jazz suite that “explores the age-old struggle of light within darkness, and takes inspiration from sacred texts.”
Thursday, Sept. 20, @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 16+, 6:30 p.m.
Stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe is not only a touring funny man, he’s also a podcaster, comedic writer and notorious roaster. Fans of the Jeff Ross-hosted show “Roast Battle” might recognize him for his own hilarious verbal mêlées, but he’s also written material for high-profile celebrities at various “Comedy Central Roast” broadcasts. In 2016, the Los Angeles-based comic’s edgy material was spotlighted on a Netflix comedy special, “One Shot,” which was filmed in one continuous shot. He’s also kept busy opening shows for the likes of Joe Rogan, who said Hinchcliffe is “on the path to becoming one of the all-time greats.” On Sept. 20, his fans can see him perform a set of comedy at The Loft (at 6:30 p.m., $16-$18) and immediately after that watch him record an episode of “Kill Tony” on the same stage (at 9:30 p.m., $20-$23). Both shows require separate tickets.
Wednesday, Sept. 19, @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $15, $12 adv., 7 p.m.
Since 2001, JEFF the Brotherhood has played its stripped down brand of sludgy, psychedelic-infused rock. Last week, the Nashville-based duo (brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall) dropped their 11th full-length album, “Magick Songs,” via Die Alone Records. Catch the band live Sept. 19 at Mac’s Bar along with local openers La La Delivery and sister/sibling. Over the years, the band — which sometimes comprises guest musicians — has dropped other albums on both the Infinity Cat imprint and Third Man Records. As for the new disc, Pitchfork praised the album for its expanded sound (it includes Raconteurs/ Dead Weather bassist Jack Lawrence, among others), stating: “Ironically, JEFF the Brotherhood have finally blossomed into a proper rock band on an album that thoroughly deconstructs the idea of what a proper rock band should sound like.” For a taste of the LP, check out the melodically trippy debut single, “Parachute.”