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April 13 2016
The Aimcriers headline a night of local bands Saturday at the Avenue Café. Opening the show are the Tiny Murderers, the Union and Off the Ledge. Since 2003, the Aimcriers have been mixing folk,...
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April 6 2016
The Capital City Film Festival is more than just film screenings — it’s also stacked with top-notch electronic music artists, DJs and rock bands. Here’s a sampling of what to expect this...
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April 6 2016
Lansing has long been a breeding ground for brilliant, yet underappreciated rock ‘n’ roll underdogs. One of the prime examples is the Dogs, a raucous proto-punk band born out of the early ‘70s...
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March 30 2016
Binary Star has been a force in Michigan’s underground hip-hop scene since the rap duo formed in 1998. The pair of Pontiac-based emcees, One Be Lo and Senim Silla, released its first full-length...
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March 23 2016
Lansing-based thrash-metal outfit Tyrant releases its new EP, “Black Hand,” Friday at the Loft. The all-ages show also includes sets from the Revenant, Aphotic and Heed the Assailant. Tyrant,...
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March 16 2016
Lansing sludgy-rock duo Red Teeth have been a fixture on the local music scene, on and off, since 2002. Originally performing under the name King of the Monsters, the pair rebranded as Red Teeth and honed...
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March 9 2016
Legendary dirty-south rap pioneer Scarface (real name Brad Jordan) headlines Saturday at Fahrenheit Concert Venue. Known for both his acclaimed solo discography and his stint in the iconic group Geto Boys,...
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March 2 2016
Singer/songwriter Ashley Campbell, 29, got her start performing alongside her father, Glen Campbell, a country-music icon known for hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman”...
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Feb. 24 2016
Also hitting the stage are Grand Rapids-based indie folk outfit the Crane Wives and Chicago-based ambient-indie rockers Steve Leaf & the Ex- Pats. Making its Lansing debut at the show is Public Access,...
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Feb. 17 2016
Fans of Lansing-based power-pop band Cheap Girls can check out a stripped-down version of the group Friday when lead vocalist/guitarist Ian Graham performs a solo acoustic set at Mac’s Bar. Openers...
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Feb. 17 2016
If there’s one thing author Steve Miller has avoided over the past two decades, it’s working a mind-numbing, run-of-the-mill day job
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Feb. 10 2016
Off the Ledge, a Lansing-based rock band, releases its newly remastered album, “Wherever We Land,” Thursday at the Loft. Opening the all-ages show are the Native Howl, Jellyfish Arcade and...
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Feb. 3 2016
A newer addition to Lansing’s punk scene, Scary Women, headline Feb. 11 at Mac’s Bar. Openers are Jonestown Crows, the Fiction Junkies and Mr. Denton On Doomsday. “Scary Women came together...
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Jan. 27 2016
The Wilson Center Auditorium hosts a Friday evening concert with acclaimed singer/songwriter David Dondero. Warming up the stage are the American Automobile and Lucy. In 2006, Dondero was hailed by NPR...
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Jan. 20 2016
The capital city and the Motor City come together at Mac’s Bar this weekend for LANSING x DETROIT, a two-night celebration of Lansing and Detroit music and art. The Friday evening show features headliners...
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Jan. 13 2016
For those looking to escape the perils of perky pop drivel, Leather & Lace, The Avenue Café’s monthly Goth night, is the gloomiest ticket in town. Aside from absinthe specials, DJs Loren Pudvay...
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Jan. 13 2016
Back in 2001, John Dunsworth landed the television role of Mr. Lahey, a disgraced bisexual police officer turned belligerent, perpetually sloshed trailerpark supervisor with something to prove
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Jan. 6 2016
Broadside, along with co-headliner 7 Minutes In Heaven, perform an all-ages show Jan. 14 at Mac’s Bar. Warming up the stage are Marina City, Winner Take All and Prima Vera. Based in Richmond, Va.,...
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Jan. 6 2016
“One part will be dedicated to sit-down dining and another part dedicated to carryout orders,” said Sam Short, who co-owns Potent Potables with his partners Aaron Matthews and Alan Hooper....
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Dec. 30 2015
Since it formed in 2007, Hordes has put out a stack of lo-fi D.I.Y. releases, all stocked with improvised, droning soundscapes. The Lansing-based trio’s spontaneous and foreboding sound, reminiscent...