Nov. 23 2016
Hosted by singer/song leader Sally Potter, the Ten Pound Fiddle’s Holiday Sing invites the public — from seasoned singers to shower divas — to get in the wintry holiday spirit and “sing...
Nov. 16 2016
Opening is local troubadour Jen Sygit. Davey O., a Buffalo native, is known for writing rustic tunes based on blue collar American life — or, as he puts it, “songs of labor, love, laughter,...
Nov. 9 2016
Formed two years ago, soulful funk-rock band Tell Yo Mama releases its first proper full-length LP, “Good Thang,” Saturday at the Avenue Café
Nov. 2 2016
Narc Out the Reds, a local alternative/noise pop band known for its frantic yet melodic tracks, releases a new 10-inch vinyl Saturday at Mac’s Bar. The single, released via the GTG Records imprint,...
Oct. 26 2016
The fifth annual Pierce Fest, which started as an annual outdoor house concert/music festival, has expanded and moved into the Avenue Café. “It was just getting too big, cops were being called...
Oct. 19 2016
Back on Sept. 28, in a post on the Seth Bernard & May Erlewine Facebook page, the songwriting couple made a surprising announcement. In part, the lengthy post read: “The time has come for us to change...
Oct. 12 2016
Probably best known for work in the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band on “A Prairie Home Companion,” Pat Donohue is a Grammy Award-winning folk guitarist. His fingerpicking style seamlessly blends...
Oct. 5 2016
For the past decade, GTG Records has been recording and releasing DIY CDs and vinyl from an assortment of rough-around-the-edges indie rock bands from Lansing and beyond. This weekend, the label hosts...
Sept. 28 2016
“The concept for ‘The Fourth Wall’ follows the storyline from the first album, ‘The Final Season,’ where I'm the head talent of a fictional TV show,” he said. “It’s...
Sept. 21 2016
Back in in the mid-‘60s, Bill Malone was vocalist and bassist for one of Lansing’s most popular teen bands, the Plagues. But after relocating to California in the late ‘60s, he got involved...
Sept. 21 2016
While veterans of Lansing’s 1960s rock music scene are mostly in their 60s today, a select batch of those musicians are hoping to recreate some of the sonic majesty that happened over 45 years...
Sept. 14 2016
The local Mic Club hip-hop showcase formed in 2007, but it’s been absent from the scene since January 2013 when its founder, rapper Sincere, moved down south. Friday, the Lansing-centric concert...
Sept. 7 2016
Second was Detroit native Cub Koda of Brownsville Station, and fellow Lansing rock legends the Woolies placed third. The Blue Echoes are now honored among 80 other Michigan bands and vocalists, including...
Aug. 31 2016
Gypsy-rock band Ford Theatre Reunion, out of Lexington, Ky., returns to Lansing Thursday for a headlining show at the Avenue Café
Aug. 24 2016
Since Shoto formed in the summer of 2013, the experimental sludge/doom band has steadily honed its psychedelicnoise sound. The Kalamazoo-based trio, which headlines Mac’s Bar Friday, comprises bassist...
Aug. 17 2016
The Steel Wheels, a Virginia-based band, plays soulful brand of contemporary mountain music. The dynamic four-piece outfit plays two shows Friday at The Robin Theatre in REO Town, one at 7 p.m. and another...
Aug. 10 2016
Best known for his distinct rapid-fire lyrical delivery, Twista has been a force in the hip-hop world since guesting on Do or Die’s 1996 hit single “Po Pimp.” But it was his breakout...
Aug. 3 2016
This weekend, Elliot Street Lunatic performs its two full-length records in their entirety at the Robin Theatre in REO Town. Friday, the spacey indie-rock band plays its 2009 “Stories From the Void”...
July 27 2016
Brace has spent time penning stories for the Washington Post, while Cooper is a writer and researcher for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and is a former senior music writer for The Tennessean....
July 20 2016
Rookie of the Year frontman Ryan Dunson (guitar/vocals) performs a solo acoustic show July 26 at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Valley Girl, Point Blank Society, Sierra Denae, Danger Scene...