June 1 2011
All proceeds go to “Landon’s Fund.” The late Andrew Carpenter was born in Charlotte, and still has family in the Lansing area. His cousins Shawn Semen and Mark Semen (of the now-defunct...
May 25 2011
Bordering on super-group status, the band features members of pop masterminds The Copyrights, as well as Rivethead, Houseboat and Gateway District. Dear Landlord’s brand of pop-punk is packed with...
May 18 2011
This Saturday at Mac’s Bar the band unveils its 10th release, “The Plurals Today, The Plurals Tomorrow: A Futurospective,” a ninesong full-length. Good Time Gang Recordings (a label operated...
May 11 2011
You don’t need to leave Lansing to get into the Aloha spirit Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the joyful Aloha spirit of the ukulele. The free event, taking place indoors and outdoors at various...
May 4 2011
After months of financial woes, The Chrome Cat, a lesbian-oriented hot spot, closed its doors Saturday, an emotional night for not only its loyal patrons, but its dedi- cated staff as well. The final evening...
May 4 2011
Also taking the stage are the heavy and droning sounds of True Widow. The Dallas-based band formed in 2007 and quickly delved into the world of drone, shoegaze and post-rock. Its echoing guitars and sprawling...
April 27 2011
Pennsylvania-based folk artist Anne Hills’ voice is often compared to Judy Collins. She will perform Friday at the Ten Pound Fiddle, along with songwriter David Roth. Hills has been a fixture in...
April 20 2011
Indie-folk musicians often play shows at (SCENE) Metrospace, Basement 414, Mac’s Bar, The Loft and even intimate spaces like coffee shops and house venues. Other venues like The Pump House, a community...
April 20 2011
On Sunday, his final show will air at 6 p.m. on WKAR, featuring Blackman’s favorite singers and musicians the ones who’ve inspired his love of folk music over the years. As for his reasons...
April 20 2011
The Ten Pound Fiddle has been the heart of the Lansing folk scene since its first concert in 1975
April 20 2011
Detroit native Kamalay, the singer, guitarist and group leader, has been playing professionally since he graduated from the University of Detroit in 1974. Artists he has worked with include Joel Mabus,...
April 13 2011
“In my eyes, it’s a tacit acknowledgement by the record industry that there’s a loyal, committed group of customers who are looking for something more than the run-of-the-mill, no frills...
April 13 2011
This Friday, he’ll play at the Ten Pound Fiddle. Old New England murder ballads, Southern Appalachian and Irish songs, gospel: Eriksen does them all. His music has been featured in films like Billy...
April 6 2011
This Friday the band’s “Dirge Across America Tour” will stop at Mac’s Bar. In April 2010 after the re-release of “Abuse,” Wormrot’s debut album on Earache Records,...
March 30 2011
The band plays the Landshark Friday. Sharing the bill are Audrey (Muskegon), Good Weather For Airstrikes (Howell), Bloomill (Mt. Pleasant). Elliot Street Lunatic will record its sophomore album in California...
March 24 2011
“It’s an escape from reality for people to see ‘Wizard of Oz’ set to ‘Dark Side of the Moon,’ with lasers. It’s a surreal experience,” said Tom Beller, bassist...
March 24 2011
The Alternative Press called one of his folk/country inspired albums, “the disc Ryan Adams keeps threatening to make but never quite delivers.” Sharing the bill is his tourmate Matt Pond, a...
March 16 2011
Metro Bowl is back with ‘Friday Night Blues’ From the 1960s through the 1980s, Metro Bowl was a Lansing hotspot for not only bowling and drinks but also live music. In the past three years...
March 15 2011
A “loop” is a short section of sound that’s repeated continuously, creating an entirely new track. It’s something Jessica Arnold fully embraces with her solo project Loop Goat
March 9 2011
Two Brooklyn-based bands, Rex Complex and Railbird, joined forces and independently booked a United States tour, which stops at Mac’s Bar Friday. Opening the show are local rockers Narc Out the Reds...

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