Nov. 25 2015
Singer/songwriter Wally Pleasant entered the local music scene while attending Michigan State University, and his first early-‘90s demo sold 5,000 copies. After the release of his 1992 debut, “Songs...
Nov. 18 2015
Beach Slang has picked up some critical buzz since the October release of its debut LP, “The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us.” NPR described the disc as “exhilarating pop-punk...
Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing-based singer/songwriter Stefanie Haapala headlines Friday at Mac’s Bar, openers are Michigander, Peter J. Hochstedler and Signature Mistakes. Haapala, an MSU student, began writing indiefolk...
Nov. 4 2015
Michigan roots-scene troubadour Chris Bathgate, along with fellow folkies Seth Bernard and Gifts or Creatures, perform Friday at the Avenue Café. Bathgate, 33, grew up in Iowa and Kentucky. In 2001,...
Nov. 4 2015
Being a stand-up comedian comes with perks. Your job is making people happy, you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck and — sometimes — you get a few complimentary drinks at the...
Oct. 28 2015
Lansing gets a dose of major-label hip hop when Def Jam recording artist Big K.R.I.T. headlines Tuesday at the Loft. Openers are BJ the Chicago Kid and Jahshua Smith and the Race Card. Fans of classic...
Oct. 21 2015
Performing are Marshall Applewhite, the Friend, DJ Ruckus, Lame Duck Sessions and Matt Dolinar. Steve Swart, aka DJ Ruckus, specializes in techno, house and bass music. “I’m probably playing...
Oct. 14 2015
For those in search of punk, indie or hip-hop, Mac’s Bar is often a safe bet
Oct. 7 2015
GTG Records hosts its annual GTG Fest this weekend at the Avenue Café
Sept. 30 2015
After a short hiatus from the local scene, Peoples Temple headline Friday at Mac’s Bar
Sept. 23 2015
The Goddamn Gallows’ roots might be in Lansing, but the five-piece outfit, known for its potent mélange of punk, bluegrass and metal, has fans across the globe and spends much of its time...
Sept. 16 2015
The Ten Pound Fiddle opens its 41st season of concerts with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Barbara Bailey Hutchison. The artist has performed her melodic, lyrically-driven songs in almost every state...
Sept. 9 2015
Mudwest at the Avenue Cafe Friday, Sept. 11 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18 , $5, 9 p.m. Lansing-based shoegaze-punk band Mudwest plays Friday at the Avenue Café....
Sept. 2 2015
Mayday! At the Loft Friday Sept. 4 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18 , $15, 8 p.m. Emerging Miami-based alt-hip-hop group ¡Mayday! has performed hundreds of shows, scored...
Aug. 26 2015
L. Soul album release at the Loft Friday, Aug. 28 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12, $10 adv., 8 p.m. East Lansing-based rapper L Soul releases his new album Friday...
Aug. 19 2015
Ultrabunny at the Robin Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 19 @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 South Washington Ave., Lansing. All ages, $10, 9 p.m. The newest venue to pop up in Lansing’s music scene, the Robin...
Aug. 12 2015
The Calamity Cubes and Ford Theatre Reunion at the Avenue Farmageddon Records-signed band the Calamity Cubes are a Kansas-based “trashicana” band who croon about getting bent on whiskey,...
Aug. 5 2015
Keith Anderson at Whiskey Barrel Saloon, Thursday, Aug. 6 Modern-country star Keith Anderson headlines Thursday at the Whiskey Barrel Saloon; opening the WITL-hosted show is the Bear Creek Brothers....
July 29 2015
Fawn Larson at Mac´s Bar, Thursday, July 30 Louisiana native Fawn Larson started playing harmonica at 6. Soon after, she picked up the fiddle and never looked back. The singer/songwriter, now...
July 22 2015
When Particles Collide, an alt-rock duo from Bangor, Maine, mixes Blondie-influenced vocals with commanding, Queens of the Stone Age-style guitar riffs and a punk rock ethos. The band headlines Mac’s...

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