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|By Rich Tupica|
A survey of Lansing's musical landscapeThe Plurals at Mac's - Mon. Apr 7
After spending February and March touring the Southeast, Southwest and all over Southern California, the Plurals, a Lansingbased rock ‘n’ roll trio, play its first local show in almost a year at Mac’s Bar. Opening the gig are Honah Lee and Fiction Junkies. The Plurals release a new 7-inch vinyl single at the hometown show as they finish up a new full-length. The new disc will be the follow up to 2011’s “The Plurals Today, The Plurals Tomorrow: A Futurospective” LP (GTG Records). The punk rock fanzine Razocrcake said: “Seeing (the Plurals) live is revelatory. They’re one of the few groups today whose influences aren’t merely contemporary, yet they don’t fall into some retro trap either.”
Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18 , 9 p.m., $5., Monday, April 7.
Chiodos at The Loft - Wed. Apr 2
Chiodos (pronounced “chee-oh-dohz”) plays an all-ages record-release show at The Loft, along with openers ’68, SycAmour and The Most Dangerous Animal. Chiodos, a Davison-based post-hardcore band, has been belting out melodic-screamo tunes for 13 years. Originally known as the Chiodos Bros. — a tribute to filmmakers Stephen, Charles and Edward Chiodo — the band debuted as Chiodos with 2005’s “All’s Well That Ends Well.” Chiodos’ sophomore album, 2007’s “Bone Palace Ballet,” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart; it hit No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart. The six piece’s new LP, “Devil,” was released on Razor & Tie Records and is the band’s fourth effort. Alternative Press gave the new album four stars out of five.
The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $23, $20 adv., 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2.
The Hard Lessons at Macs - Mon. Apr 10
While most consider The Hard Lessons a Detroit-based garage-pop band, the band formed in 2003 inside an MSU dorm room. As a part of the Capital City Film Festival (full band lineup coming next week), the band plays an all-ages show at Mac’s Bar, along with openers Legal Immigrants and Goat Machine. Led by married couple Augie Visocchi and Korin Louise Visocchi, the Hard Lessons has opened for The Stooges and toured Europe with OK Go. This month, an episode of WKAR-TV’s performance series “BackStage Pass” featured a soulful 55-minute performance by the high-energy trio. The band’s new album, “Start What You Finished,” was release on Dave Feeny’s Gangplank Records. It’s a follow up to 2009’s “The Arms Forest.”
Mac’s bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $12, $10 adv., 7 p.m., Thursday, April 10.