Feb. 11 2015
Chris Bathgate returns to Mac´s Bar, Thursday, Feb. 12 Pinckney-based indie-folk songwriter Chris Bathgate returns Thursday to Mac’s Bar for an all-ages show. Openers are Streaking in...
Feb. 4 2015
John Gorka at the Ten Pound Fiddle, Friday, Feb. 6 After cutting his teeth in the 1980s Greenwich Village music scene, John Gorka became a preeminent figure in the new folk movement. Friday he performs...
Jan. 28 2015
Not all rock shows are organized solely to benefit musicians’ egos. The annual Greater Lansing Food Bank Benefit, now in its fifth year, has become an institution in the Lansing rock scene. The event...
Jan. 21 2015
Lead Belly & Josh White tribute show, Friday, Jan. 23 It is the early 1940s. Blues/folk legends Lead Belly and Josh White are backstage between sets, enjoying some downtime. What do they talk about?...
Jan. 14 2015
Cheap Girls, Split Single at Mac´s Bar, Friday, Jan. 16 Still pumped from its latest power-pop release, the “Famous Graves” LP, Cheap Girls returns to its home turf of Mac’s...
Jan. 7 2015
The Duhks at Ten Pound Fiddle, Friday, Jan. 16 The Duhks perform the first show of the Ten Pound Fiddle’s winter season. The Canadian band, known for its energetic modern folk sound, formed in...
Dec. 31 2014
Turn it Down’s picks for Top 3 Lansing-made rock ‘n’ roll records of 2014 (in no particular order)
Dec. 23 2014
NYE with Peoples Temple, Devil´s Cut, Plurals at Avenue Cafe, Wednesday, Dec. 31 The Avenue Café is kicking off the New Year with a roster of loud and local rock ‘n’ roll...
Dec. 17 2014
Psychopathic Records´ at The Loft, Sunday, Dec. 21 The Family Fun Time Tour, hosted by Psychopathic Records and Native World Inc., stops Sunday at the Loft. The eccentric hip hop bill features...
Dec. 10 2014
10th Annual Punks Vs. Pokes, Friday, Dec. 12 With a promise of “tuneful twang, thunderous punk and everything in between,” each year Punks Vs. Pokes hosts a dueling roster of punk rock...
Dec. 3 2014
Ten Pound Fiddle´s Holiday Sing, Friday Dec. 12 All talent levels are welcome to attend and sing at the 12th Annual “Holiday Sing” Friday at the Ten Pound Fiddle concert series. The...
Nov. 26 2014
Hail Santa! Local metalheads will put their devil horns to good use with a holiday charity show Saturday at the Loft. Taking the stage are St8 of Mine, Five Hundredth Year, My Perfect Nightmare and New...
Nov. 19 2014
AC/DC tribute band ICY/DICEY at The Avenue Cafe, Wednesday Nov. 26 Another Australian musical export will be spotlighted at The Avenue Café. Next week AC/DC releases its 15th studio LP, “Rock...
Nov. 12 2014
Jahshua Smith & the Race Card at the Loft, Friday, Nov. 14 Detroit native Jahshua Smith, an emcee on the Blat! Pack imprint, headlines at the Loft. Smith’s latest disc, his full-length debut...
Nov. 5 2014
At night, Vee and Stimson, both in their mid-20s at the time, would sit in Vee’s second-floor apartment in downtown Williamston and listen to new, ultra-limited pressings of hardcore punk, post-punk,...
Nov. 5 2014
This year, the Ten Pound Fiddle turns 40 and WLNZ-FM turns 20. To celebrate, both organizations are co-hosting the “20/40” party at the Avenue Café. Headlining the all-ages show is the...
Oct. 22 2014
When you’re the daughter of Johnny Cash, your Tennessee roots are apparent and profound. But while Grammy Awardwinning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash was born in Memphis in 1955, she was uprooted...
Oct. 22 2014
Country music and rock ‘n’ roll were seemingly forged in the crucible of the 20th century bar scene. These songs wear their heritage proudly, and will be giving bar-goers group sing-a-long...
Oct. 22 2014
Cruthu debuts at Kings Destroy show., Sunday, Oct. 26 Kings Destroy is taking a day off from its tour with Pentagram to headline a heavy show Sunday at the Avenue Café. Opening are Beast...
Oct. 15 2014
Michael Azerrad’s book “Our Band Could Be Your Life” has become essential reading for those gripped by the grimy genesis of alternative rock. It chronicles the careers of a cast of underground...

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