Aug. 24 2016
Since Shoto formed in the summer of 2013, the experimental sludge/doom band has steadily honed its psychedelicnoise sound. The Kalamazoo-based trio, which headlines Mac’s Bar Friday, comprises bassist...
Aug. 17 2016
The Steel Wheels, a Virginia-based band, plays soulful brand of contemporary mountain music. The dynamic four-piece outfit plays two shows Friday at The Robin Theatre in REO Town, one at 7 p.m. and another...
Aug. 10 2016
Best known for his distinct rapid-fire lyrical delivery, Twista has been a force in the hip-hop world since guesting on Do or Die’s 1996 hit single “Po Pimp.” But it was his breakout...
Aug. 3 2016
This weekend, Elliot Street Lunatic performs its two full-length records in their entirety at the Robin Theatre in REO Town. Friday, the spacey indie-rock band plays its 2009 “Stories From the Void”...
July 27 2016
Brace has spent time penning stories for the Washington Post, while Cooper is a writer and researcher for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and is a former senior music writer for The Tennessean....
July 20 2016
Rookie of the Year frontman Ryan Dunson (guitar/vocals) performs a solo acoustic show July 26 at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Valley Girl, Point Blank Society, Sierra Denae, Danger Scene...
July 13 2016
Led by blues vocalist Kathleen Walters, Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band plays “all things blues, soul and R&B.” The Lansing-based band’s set includes classics from Elmore James, Etta...
July 6 2016
For the first time since 2013, Catalina Wine Mixer takes the stage for a reunion show at the Avenue Café. Sharing the bill are headliners Ford Theatre Reunion, Sumarah and the Aimcriers. Catalina...
June 29 2016
Alternative-rock-tinged pop singer Eric Hutchinson headlines an allages show July 6 at the Loft. Opening the show are Nick Howard and Stefanie Haapala. In August, Hutchinson releases his seventh record,...
June 22 2016
Lansing-based metal band DeverauX drops its new EP, “Exposed,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar; admission includes a CD copy of the album. Opening the all-ages show are Heed the Assailant, Cyk...
June 15 2016
In 1997, Against Me! started as a Billy Bragg-influenced solo project by Laura Jane Grace. By 2001, it had evolved into a dynamic punk-rock outfit. The Florida-based band’s breakthrough record, 2002’s...
June 8 2016
Lansing-based power-pop band the Stick Arounds headline a stacked bill Friday at the Avenue Café. Opening are Welfare Beer League (Chicago-based pop punk), Scary Women (Lansing-based rock ‘n’...
June 1 2016
Long defunct Lansing-based group Gone Dog is getting the band back together for a reunion show Saturday at the Avenue Café. This will be the hard rock band’s first gig in 22 years. Gone Dog...
May 25 2016
The first ever City Pulse River Rock Concert features a stacked lineup of legendary local acts. The two-day concert, sponsored by the Lansing Medical Cannabis Guild, happens at Adado Riverfront Park. The...
May 18 2016
Lansing-based songwriter Hailey Wojcik headlines the Avenue Café May 26; opening the show are Sumarah, Stef Chura and Scary Women. Wojcik, who debuted in 2010 with her “Diorama” LP,...
May 11 2016
The singer/songwriter will revisit some of his best known songs June 10 at the City Pulse River Rock Concert. He opens for the Verve Pipe, who will be performing the platinum-selling “Villains”...
May 11 2016
“What I'm most excited about is our focus on Hawaiian culture on Saturday,” said festival organizer Ben Hassenger. “Chris Ka- maka is flying in from Hawaii to celebrate the 100th birthday...
May 4 2016
Michigan-based jazzy funk/rock band Everyday Junior headlines Saturday at the Loft; opening the show is Liquid Monk. Since forming in East Lansing in 2013, Everyday Junior has honed its high-energy jam-band...
May 4 2016
For almost 20 years, the Gore Gore Girls have combined the attitude of ‘60s girlgroups with the powerful rock ‘n’ roll the Motor City is known for. Think the Ronettes meets Iggy & the...
April 27 2016
Ghostly International artist Todd Osborn headlines a night of electronic music Saturday at Mac’s Bar. The Ypsilanti-based DJ and producer’s eclectic brand of acid house, techno and electronic...

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