Turn it down: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
|By Rich Tupica|
You don’t need to leave Lansing to get into the Aloha spirit
Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the joyful Aloha spirit
“I expect to have a couple of hundred ukulele players in
The Uke fest will feature live music at Sir Pizza from The
A main focus
The full-length documentary details the recent revival of the ukulele worldwide.
Hassenger said the cheerful vibe of the ukulele is what often draws musicians to the instrument.
“What I really love about it is the community spirit it
"Times are tough for a lot of people right now, and the uke can help people rediscover the joy of life.”Mighty Uke Day schedule
Saturday, May 14
Old Town locations
10:30 a.m. - Noon — L.A.U.G.H. meeting, Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing
Noon - 3 p.m. — Open mic, Sir Pizza
Noon - 12:45 p.m. — Free beginning uke lesson, Elderly Instruments, 1100 N. Washington Ave., Lansing
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. — "Mighty Uke" movie and commentary, MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St.
4 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. — Rachel Davis, and many more, Sir Pizza
6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. — Fabulous Heftones, Sir Pizza
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. "Mighty Uke" movie and commentary, MICA Gallery
Tickets to showings of "Mighty Uke" are $10; all other events are free.
One-man-band mixes punk and country at Mac’s
Joe Buck is a one-man-band who blasts through country-tinged punk-rock songs.
Playing drums with his feet, and holding a worn acoustic
Buck is the former guitar player for the Legendary Shack Shakers. He’s also recorded and performed with Hank Williams III.
Also set to perform is The Sawyer Family, a psychobilly
Viva La Fox will open the show.
Saturday, May 14 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 18 and over, $10, 9 p.m.
Hordes of experimental bands at (SCENE)
Fans of Throbbing Gristle, Sonic Youth and Earth may want
Also performing is Lansing-native Seagrass Diov. Now
Opening the show is Loop Goat, Jessica Arnold’s experimental solo project that blasts loops and oddball sounds.
Friday, May 13 @ (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing. $5, all ages, doors at 8 p.m.; music at 9 p.m.
Nadir brings progressive funky soul to Leroy’s
Leroy’s Classic Bar & Grill will host Detroit area guitarist and vocalist Nadir (Jonah Nadir Omowale) and his band Saturday.
Nadir has received rave reviews for his high-energy
Nadir’s second full-length, 2008’s “Workin’ For the Man” combined live and studio tracks.
Saturday, May 14 @ Leroy’s Classic Bar & Grill, 1526 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 21 and over, $5, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.