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Oct. 26 2011
For those who can’t wait until the weekend to get in costume and shake that thang to some booming house music, Mac’s Bar could be the spot. On Thursday, it hosts a night that’s dubbed...
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Oct. 19 2011
Darryl McDaniels, or “DMC” as most of the world knows him, made up one third of the pioneering rap group Run-DMC, which formed in 1981 and disbanded in 2001. The iconic trio scored rap hits...
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Oct. 12 2011
Glitter Trash was started in 2010 by lead singer “Jena Talia,” a pre-op transsexual who refuses to accept boy/girl labeling and prefers to be called a “hybrid.” The Detroit-based...
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Oct. 5 2011
How times have changed. After a number of corporate buyouts, much of the local on-air talent in Lansing (and beyond) is gradually being replaced by nationally syndicated shows that are recorded and produced...
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Oct. 5 2011
A su rv ey of Lansing’s musical Landscape By: Rich Tupica
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Sept. 28 2011
Jerry Fels and the Jerry Fels yes, that’s the name is a catchy one-man band that’s goofy and unpretentious with a smart, ironic edge. The Massachusetts-based songwriter plays keys, guitar...
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Sept. 21 2011
Meatmen’s Tesco Vee will be belting out some offbeat lyrics Sunday night. The Meatmen makes its only Lansing appearance in 2011 on Sunday at The Loft, when the band plays an early, all-ages show....
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Sept. 14 2011
“I’m a professional musician, I play a lot of different styles, but the blues is really the foundation of all the styles,” Wilson said. “Any good jazz player has a lot of blues...
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Sept. 14 2011
Dan Unkefer will perform a set of free music Saturday at Coffee & Friends Café in Central Park Plaza in Okemos. Unkefer established the group Free Rein in 1993, though he’s been playing guitar...
Sept. 7 2011
Marsalis is headed to Wharton Center Sept. 22. He will perform with the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The (London, England) Daily Telegraph called the group “the finest big band in...
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Aug. 31 2011
The Labor Day weekend outdoor event, now in its second year, features everything from live music and ethnic dancing to Dragon Boat races and fireworks. Mayor Virg Bernero hosts the Mayor’s Labor...
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Aug. 31 2011
For those who are actually co-op residents, there is no cover charge and they can bring a “plus-one” guest. Also, residents and their guest will have a “line bypass” as well, so...
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Aug. 24 2011
Also taking the stage is Billiards Music, a Lansing band specializing in acoustic-dub music. The band has a West Coast, reggae-rock sound similar to Sublime. Billiards Music started as a solo project featuring...
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Aug. 17 2011
This Friday features a performance by local bluegrassfolkies Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, playing Americana tunes with a vocal style that sometimes reflects old-school jazz vocalists. There is free...
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Aug. 10 2011
“Girl, Wanted” chronicles Pender’s manipulative ways: The prosecutor in the case called her “the female Charles Manson.” Pender managed to stay on the run for months, thanks...
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Aug. 10 2011
Performers include Frank and Earnest, The Plurals, The Playback and the punk sounds of Fisherking. While it’s distributed throughout the United States and 20 other countries, Razorcake often covers...
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Aug. 3 2011
The band plays Mac’s Bar Saturday. Opening the show is a roster of locals, including The Devil’s Cut (folk/bluegrass), and Chaz Brackx & the Tight Teens (rockabilly). Also performing is the...
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July 27 2011
The frequent singing events are held locally at the Unitarian Universalist Church and annually at the Hannah Community Center for the Mid-Winter Singing Festival, which packs the house with hundreds of...
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July 27 2011
The band opens a show at Mac’s Bar Thursday in support of its new 7-inch single “Night on the Town” (Magwheel Records). In early 2010 Porter also released his debut solo album, “Party...
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July 20 2011
Opening the show are The Fencemen (featuring members of Small Brown Bike and Ettison Clio), along with locals Frank and Earnest, plus Aspiga from New Jersey. Narc Out the Reds also recently pressed up...