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...
March 2 2011
Detroit blues legend Eddie Kirkland, 87, who played with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding, was killed in an automobile accident Sunday while doing what he did since the 1940s touring the...
Feb. 23 2011
Having spent most of her life in Jerusalem, singer Yasmin Levy was introduced to a hotbed of cultures, many of which find ways into her style of international music
Feb. 23 2011
Joshua Barton had a huge revelation back in 1999 after stumbling upon a record by Spiritualized, an English neopsychedelia band. Further digging led him to Spacemen 3 albums, and a crop of other loud,...
Feb. 23 2011
One of those acts, Mr. Denton on Doomsday has been gigging around Lansing for years playing their brand of experimental indie metal. The band’s sound could be compared to Incubus and System of a...
Feb. 17 2011
Atomic Tom is a Brooklyn-based band that created a buzz on YouTube after they performed their single "Take Me Out" live using four iPhones on a New York City subway. The fictional premise of the video...
Feb. 2 2011
In the 1950s, he formed the Bluenotes with pianist Joe Weaver, which led to gigs with John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown and Eddie Burns. He also played in the house band for Detroit’s Fortune...

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