Feb. 10 2016
Off the Ledge, a Lansing-based rock band, releases its newly remastered album, “Wherever We Land,” Thursday at the Loft. Opening the all-ages show are the Native Howl, Jellyfish Arcade and...
Feb. 3 2016
A newer addition to Lansing’s punk scene, Scary Women, headline Feb. 11 at Mac’s Bar. Openers are Jonestown Crows, the Fiction Junkies and Mr. Denton On Doomsday. “Scary Women came together...
Jan. 27 2016
The Wilson Center Auditorium hosts a Friday evening concert with acclaimed singer/songwriter David Dondero. Warming up the stage are the American Automobile and Lucy. In 2006, Dondero was hailed by NPR...
Jan. 20 2016
The capital city and the Motor City come together at Mac’s Bar this weekend for LANSING x DETROIT, a two-night celebration of Lansing and Detroit music and art. The Friday evening show features headliners...
Jan. 13 2016
For those looking to escape the perils of perky pop drivel, Leather & Lace, The Avenue Café’s monthly Goth night, is the gloomiest ticket in town. Aside from absinthe specials, DJs Loren Pudvay...
Jan. 13 2016
Back in 2001, John Dunsworth landed the television role of Mr. Lahey, a disgraced bisexual police officer turned belligerent, perpetually sloshed trailerpark supervisor with something to prove
Jan. 6 2016
Broadside, along with co-headliner 7 Minutes In Heaven, perform an all-ages show Jan. 14 at Mac’s Bar. Warming up the stage are Marina City, Winner Take All and Prima Vera. Based in Richmond, Va.,...
Jan. 6 2016
“One part will be dedicated to sit-down dining and another part dedicated to carryout orders,” said Sam Short, who co-owns Potent Potables with his partners Aaron Matthews and Alan Hooper....
Dec. 30 2015
Since it formed in 2007, Hordes has put out a stack of lo-fi D.I.Y. releases, all stocked with improvised, droning soundscapes. The Lansing-based trio’s spontaneous and foreboding sound, reminiscent...
Dec. 23 2015
Since 2008, Lil’ Darlins has been a fixture in Michigan’s thriving vaudeville/variety-show scene. Its immense cast features live music from a pit band, fire eaters, hula hoop artists, jugglers,...
Dec. 16 2015
Saturday’s Fusion Shows Holiday Extravaganza show features a roster of local indie bands, including co-headliners Lights & Caves and Secret Grief. Warming up the stage are Alaska, Dyno Gee and Parkway...
Dec. 9 2015
Heartsick, formerly known as Know Lyfe, changed its name back in February, and vocalist Alfonso Civile said it’s been a smooth transition. “We get to basically push reset and start fresh, from...
Dec. 2 2015
Grand Ledge-based “power-new wave” band Jason Alarm reunites Saturday at Mac’s Bar; openers are the Plurals, Mr. Fox and the Hounds and Dead Hour Noise. Jason Alarm was born in 2007 after...
Nov. 25 2015
Singer/songwriter Wally Pleasant entered the local music scene while attending Michigan State University, and his first early-‘90s demo sold 5,000 copies. After the release of his 1992 debut, “Songs...
Nov. 18 2015
Beach Slang has picked up some critical buzz since the October release of its debut LP, “The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us.” NPR described the disc as “exhilarating pop-punk...
Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing-based singer/songwriter Stefanie Haapala headlines Friday at Mac’s Bar, openers are Michigander, Peter J. Hochstedler and Signature Mistakes. Haapala, an MSU student, began writing indiefolk...
Nov. 4 2015
Michigan roots-scene troubadour Chris Bathgate, along with fellow folkies Seth Bernard and Gifts or Creatures, perform Friday at the Avenue Café. Bathgate, 33, grew up in Iowa and Kentucky. In 2001,...
Nov. 4 2015
Being a stand-up comedian comes with perks. Your job is making people happy, you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck and — sometimes — you get a few complimentary drinks at the...
Oct. 28 2015
Lansing gets a dose of major-label hip hop when Def Jam recording artist Big K.R.I.T. headlines Tuesday at the Loft. Openers are BJ the Chicago Kid and Jahshua Smith and the Race Card. Fans of classic...
Oct. 21 2015
Performing are Marshall Applewhite, the Friend, DJ Ruckus, Lame Duck Sessions and Matt Dolinar. Steve Swart, aka DJ Ruckus, specializes in techno, house and bass music. “I’m probably playing...

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