Aug. 22 2012
The third installment of Fusion Shows' Summer Sing-Along happens Friday at The Loft. The series showcases a number of local bands performing a full set of covers from a particular band. This time around,...
Aug. 15 2012
Retirement after a 37-year career would typically be a celebratory affair, with a jubilant going-away party hosted by co-workers and management that would honor the decades of devoted service
Aug. 15 2012
For the casual beer drinker, the story behind the ice-cold suds they just ordered at their local watering hole doesn't weigh too heavily on the mind. For microbrew connoisseurs, however, it's all about...
Aug. 15 2012
The Jackpine Snag, a Lansing-based grungy-doom blues trio, plays one last show Thursday before taking a hiatus from live gigs. The band is made up of Joe Hart (guitar/ vocals), Greg Lamb (bass) and Todd...
Aug. 8 2012
Lora Helou, the festival's associate director, said she respects the Dylan-esque sound, but said the team of organizers is more interested in introducing fascinating faraway cultures to East Lansing
Aug. 8 2012
Phil Denny has no regrets about his drastic career swap. Two years after ditching his day job as vice president for US Capital Mortgage, the Lansing native has adeptly transitioned into his dream job as...
Aug. 8 2012
Bomb the Music Industry! (BtMI), a New York-based DIY musical collective led by songwriter and producer Jeff Rosenstock, returns to Mac's Bar Wednesday for an early, all-ages concert hosted by Fusion Shows
Aug. 1 2012
As Ted Wilson sits in his East Michigan Avenue office wrapping up a late-evening meeting about the Michigan Rock 'N Brew Festival he’s organizing, the DIY promotional method he's implementing proves...
Aug. 1 2012
Genuine alt-country and psychobilly fans may want to check out Slim Cessna’s Auto Club when it stops at Mac's Bar Thursday
July 25 2012
The rigorous tour regimen started not long after the band began garnering buzz for its 2008 debut LP, "Find Me a Drink Home." The band plays its five-year anniversary show Friday at Mac’s bar
July 25 2012
"He is high, high energy — from start to finish," Wilson said. "I don’t know how he blows on a saxophone like that for over an hour. People are going to be shocked by his performance."
July 25 2012
The debut seven-track EP by a new local "post art pop" band, Language, will be released Thursday at Mac's Bar. Language, which features Chris Minarik (guitar/vocals), Bobby Sullivan (guitar/synth) and...
July 18 2012
For those who dig unique covers of classic jams, Friday at The Loft may be the spot. The "Summer Singalong Vol. 2" hosts a roster of local bands, all performing sets by other bands and artists. Cavalcade,...
July 11 2012
The band's love of country-tinged rock shined through on cuts like "It's Witchcraft," a primitive and menacing hillbilly-rock track that could've easily been released on the Sun Records label. (A copy...
July 11 2012
For those interested in flipping through thousands of vinyl records, a good place to start might be the Saturday's Lansing Record & CD Show at the University Quality Inn in Frandor (next to Spare Time...
July 5 2012
For those who still dig big hair and poppy synthesizers, Friday night at Lou and Harry's may be the spot to be, for a free show by Starfarm. The flashy area cover band plays a "totally awesome collection...
June 27 2012
Lansing Parks & Rec Rocks Lansing Parks and Recreation is hosting its free summer-long "Concerts in the Park" series at parks across the city. On Wednesday, The Hoopties play Quentin Park on the south...
June 20 2012
Moon and sun rise in Old Town Festivalgoers who prefer specialty beers and tasty food along with live music may want to check out the Festival of the Moon (6 to 11 p.m. Friday) and Festival of the Sun...
June 13 2012
Labor Day weekend saw the first Capital City Dragon Boat Race, which introduced the sport to mid-Michigan and also inspired some of its novice racers, particularly Team DragonHeart. The members were hooked...
June 13 2012
It's been nearly 74 years since Orson Welles captivated listeners with the “War of the Worlds” radio show. The delivery was so convincing that some believed a violent Martian invasion was actually...

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