Jan. 23 2013
The Steel Wheels, a Virginia-based four-piece folk band, returns to The Ten Pound Fiddle on Friday. The Steel Wheels tap into Americana traditions, but add a fresh-sounding acoustic fervor
Jan. 16 2013
While he may spend his days teaching and selling at Elderly Instruments, at night Elden Kelly impresses audiences with his vocals and virtuoso guitar skills. His eclectic jazz style blends a broad range...
Jan. 9 2013
Mid-Michigan isn't exactly a booming opera scene — perhaps that's why vocalist Brenden Gunnell, a 2002 graduate of Haslett High School, decided to relocate to Oslo, Norway
Jan. 9 2013
A night Latin entertainment happens Friday at The Firm. The event, dubbed "Latin Xplosionar," is "a celebration of culture and dance," according to the organizers. The night will feature two DJs spinning...
Jan. 4 2013
Soon after Feb. 9, 1964, Lansing area teens began filing into Marshall Music in search of guitars, organs, amplifiers and drum kits. Those school kids had just witnessed the Beatles perform on "The Ed...
Jan. 2 2013
Ann Arbor folkies Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys perform at The Avenue Café Friday, along with local Americana gypsy-jazz band Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle (L.U.V.S.). Lindsay Lou & the...
Dec. 26 2012
When you're a happy newlywed, penning tear-in-your-beer honky-tonk tunes can be a bit fiddly. But that doesn't stop Carra Barratt Stasney, one half of Copper and Coal, a Portland, Ore.-based classic country...
Dec. 26 2012
Although the influential, Flint-based band Kid Brother Collective only lasted from 1993 to 2004, the band still has a dedicated following. The post-hardcore band is back with a new vinyl reissue of the...
Dec. 19 2012
For those looking to rave one more time before it all ends, perhaps the "Mayan Underworld Rage" at The Loft is the place to be. The event, which happens Thursday and will feature a light show, features...
Dec. 12 2012
There's a flickering cinematic nostalgia that hits moviegoers when they take in a movie at the Sun Theatre in downtown Williamston. It's a virtual 1950s time warp of a structure, complete with a metal-panel...
Dec. 12 2012
The Record Lounge in East Lansing will host three local bands Saturday at a free in-store show. Making some demented ruckus are BerT, Total Hipster Crusher, The Plague Years and American Gothic
Dec. 5 2012
Tiempo Libre, a Miami-based "timba" group, returns to Wharton Center for the third time on Thursday. The high-energy group has consistently toured since its genesis in 2001, nabbing three Grammy nominations...
Nov. 28 2012
These days, if you're talking about country music, you usually think about superstars like Kenny Chesney or the glossy pop styling of Taylor Swift – a manufactured contemporary sound that strays...
Nov. 28 2012
A pair of Michigan-based duos share a twin bill at the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Taking the stage will be Jan Krist & Jim Bizer and Siusan O'Rourke &...
Nov. 21 2012
For those who still dig neon clothes and poppy synthesizers, the Starfarm show tonight at the Green Door may be the pre-Turkey Day spot to be
Nov. 14 2012
Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform across the country and around the world, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. Friday the married couple makes a stop at the Ten Pound Fiddle...
Nov. 7 2012
The Detroit-based band Electric Six gained some national attention in early 2003 with the "Danger! High Voltage" single, a high-energy, disco-rock song that featured backing vocals from Jack White. It...
Oct. 31 2012
Mac's Bar hosts a Halloween Costume Carnival Sideshow tonight. The event includes a costume contest, live music, sideshow acts and a prize raffle. Performing live is the increasingly busy local gypsy-roots...
Oct. 31 2012
The Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum in Okemos has been an oddball, off-the-beaten-path spot for food and brews since 1982, sitting quaintly by while the big box stores and chain...
Oct. 24 2012
A chat with local author Steve Miller about his new true-crime book "Nobody’s Women" can take some disturbingly dark turns. He knows this genre isn't everyone’s bag

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