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March 25 2015
The Real McKenzies at the Avenue Cafe, Wednesday, April 1 Since 1992, the Real McKenzies have been banging out high-energy Celtic punk from their home base of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Fat...
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March 18 2015
New Found Glory at the Loft, Tuesday, March 24 New Found Glory were leaders of the pack in the second wave of Blink-182-style pop punk. The Florida natives headline an all-ages show Tuesday at...
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March 11 2015
Bastards of Young, a Lansing-based Replacements cover band, performs its first show Friday at the Loft. Sharing the bill is local AC/DC cover band ICY/ DICEY, and the JetBeats. Bastards of Young comprises...
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March 4 2015
The Avenue Café is becoming known for its Americana-punk shows thanks to Steve King. The café’s event manager has a knack for bringing in banjowielding troubadours from across the country....
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Feb. 25 2015
Genocya at Macs, Saturday, Feb. 28 Genocya returns Saturday to Mac’s Bar for its first Lansing show of the year. The Lansing-based metal band is known for its malevolent metal sound that blends...
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Feb. 18 2015
Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus at the Ten Pound Fiddle, Friday, Feb. 20 Fiddler Dirk Powell and banjoist/guitarist Riley Baugus bring their oldtime music expertise to the Ten Pound Fiddle. Deeply rooted...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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?...
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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...
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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...
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Dec. 31 2014
Turn it Down’s picks for Top 3 Lansing-made rock ‘n’ roll records of 2014 (in no particular order)
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...