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...
June 13 2012
The Great Lakes Collective, a Lansing-based music collective, has a large roster of local talent, including Vanity, Oh Vanity, which plays (SCENE) Metrospace on Thursday. The keyboard-driven, “vintage...
June 6 2012
However, during the 1940s and '50s, some of those hard-living songwriters traveled north to Michigan, often in search of work. One of those legendary bluesmen was Mississippi-born Big Bill Broonzy, who...
June 6 2012
R.I.P. to Lansing rapper Big Perm The Lansing hip-hop scene suffered a tragic loss when rapper and promoter Cameron Doyle, a.k.a. Big Perm, passed away at Sparrow Hospital on June 2 after suffering...
May 30 2012
Another Roadside Attraction, which plays Mac’s Bar Thursday with The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, is a Virginia-based band with a love for nostalgia and the carnival. The band members...
May 23 2012
O'Death, People´s Temple, plurals at Mac's O’Death is a Brooklyn-based alt-country band that combines folk, bluegrass, and indie music into a distinctive style of Americana music. On May 30,...
May 16 2012
'90s Alt-Rockers at Uli's Caroline’s Spine, who saw national success with Hollywood Records back in the mid-‘90s, plays Thursday at Uli’s Haus of Rock. Opening the show are modern-rockers...
May 9 2012
"The bulk of our DJs are nightclub DJs. A lot of their stuff is electronic bass, Top 40 bass, house music bass, techno, hip-hop, drum and bass — it’s a lot of high-energy stuff," Duke said....
May 9 2012
BMP drops new Homelife LP at Zeppelin´s Bermuda Mohawk Productions, a Lansing-based indie label, is set to release “Translation,” a vinyl LP from Homelife, a Lansing-based post-hardcore...
May 2 2012
Back in 1938, musician Andy Cummings was nearing the end of a long tour with the Paradise Islands Revue when he arrived in Lansing on an icy winter day. After his performance, the temperature had dropped...
May 2 2012
Jahner owned Capital City Collectibles for three decades until he passed away on Sept. 22, 2010, at the age of 55. Jahner’s love for rarities kept the store packed with thousands of comics, action...
May 2 2012
Whether The Features are opening shows for their pals in Kings of Leon, taking the stage at Bonnaroo or going on an indie DIY tour, the Nashville-based band hasn’t slowed down since it formed in...
April 25 2012
The Mitten Mavens, a Lansing-based all-female roller derby team, hosts a rock show fundraiser Friday at Mac’s Bar. Taking the stage is a bill full of local rockers, including Narc Out the Reds, The...
April 18 2012
While the 4-year-old event is a day validating the love of digging through crates of LPs and 7-inches, it’s also a huge financial boost for the indie shops. Local stores participating this year include...
April 18 2012
"My whole sound is kind of this funky house, funky disco and a bit of techno,” said DJ Dan, who is playing The Loft Friday. The event is hosted by X Theory Collaboration: “Lansing´s newest...
April 11 2012
Heading toward his office, Aleshire works his way through the labyrinth of shelving units bursting with stock, while he passes by a swarm of fellow employees, all busy filling Internet orders for rare...
April 11 2012
Aside from premieres of Michigan-made films, screenings of international indies and TedX conferences, the 2nd Annual Capital City Film Festival also hosts live music each night at The Loft. Kicking things...
April 4 2012
The Blackened Moon Concert Hall is stocked with East Coast death-metal acts on Thursday. Bands set to thrash through some black metal include HellCannon (from Buffalo) and New Jersey-based rockers Legionary...
March 28 2012
Mac’s Bar will be kickin’ the bass Saturday when five Michigan-based DJs spin some bass-heavy electro. Hitting the decks at the event, dubbed “Mac’s Hot Shit,” is DJ C. Phear...

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