April 19 2017
Michigan-folk troubadours Mike Vial and Jen Sygit share a double bill Thursday at the Robin Theatre. Vial is celebrating the release of his fourth disc, “A World That’s Bigger
Frontier Ruckus' Matt Milia talks songwriting, touring and nostalgia
April 12 2017
Frontier Ruckus cut its teeth in the Michigan music scene of the early 2000s, quickly earning a devoted fan base with its potent mix of melancholy nostalgia, quirky instrumentation and folk-inspired delivery
March 29 2017
Donohoe will be celebrating the release of “The Irishman’s Daughter” with a concert Friday in St. Johns. The show, hosted by the Wilson Center Auditorium, is also a fundraiser. Half of...
March 1 2017
The trio has planned on releasing an album since it formed four years ago but finally got serious last year and recorded it in the fall at Lansing’s Troubadour Recording Studios. When it came to...
Jamie-Sue Seal, John Latini host dual album release show
Nov. 30 2016
After years of working behind the scenes, local singer/songwriter Jamie-Sue Seal is stepping back into the spotlight with a new album — her first solo effort in 12 years
Monte Pride pulls inspiration from folk giants, local legends
Nov. 16 2016
“Play number five!” shouted a small voice from the crowd. Ben Hassenger, guitarist for local band Mystic Shake, obliged 5-yearold Monte Pride’s request, knowing that he meant “Lois,”...
Oct. 19 2016
“I’d liken it to when you’re trying to learn Spanish, and you move to a Spanish-speaking country where everyone around you is speaking that language,” said Lindsay Lou Rilko, frontwoman...
Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio brings solo show to Mac’s Bar
Oct. 19 2016
“Any place that feels a little more intimate, more one-of-a-kind, that makes it special,” Andriano said. “I love playing all kinds of venues, but the bigger the room, the more detached...
Oct. 12 2016
Probably best known for work in the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band on “A Prairie Home Companion,” Pat Donohue is a Grammy Award-winning folk guitarist. His fingerpicking style seamlessly blends...
Oct. 5 2016
For the past decade, GTG Records has been recording and releasing DIY CDs and vinyl from an assortment of rough-around-the-edges indie rock bands from Lansing and beyond. This weekend, the label hosts...
New exhibit explores ‘golden age’ of album art
Sept. 7 2016
Modern music listeners are used to seeing album art as tiny thumbnails in an iTunes library or a Spotify playlist
New studio album from Michigan roots-rocker Joshua Davis
Aug. 24 2016
“I was equally surprised by the incredible support not only from my community, but from so many people all around the world,” Davis writes. “The past year has been a whirlwind of incredible...
Aug. 17 2016
Whether it’s an obscure song from the 1980s or a Billie Holiday tune, the Springtails will take it and make it into something new. The local Americana four-piece band, led by husband-andwife duo...
Local comedian records live album at the Green Door
July 27 2016
What’s the most annoying thing about being a comedian? According to Jason Carlen, it’s an all-too-common request
Don Middlebrook brings tropical vibes to mid-Michigan
May 25 2016
It may seem like trop rock, the genre of Caribbean-flavored music popularized by artists like Jimmy Buffett, is best suited for cruise ships and beach resorts. But Michigan native Don Middlebrook thinks...
Wally Pleasant performs ‘Songs About Stuff’ LP at River Rock Concert
May 11 2016
The singer/songwriter will revisit some of his best known songs June 10 at the City Pulse River Rock Concert. He opens for the Verve Pipe, who will be performing the platinum-selling “Villains”...
Doug Mains returns with unexpected new album
May 11 2016
Three years ago this month, Doug Mains was writing and recording music with his band, the City Folk, for its second album. But the band broke up after the recording sessions and the album never saw...
April 27 2016
Michigan-based rock band Verve Pipe will headline the first-ever City Pulse River Rock Concert, which comes to Adado Riverfront Park June 10 and 11. Verve Pipe will perform June 10; Triple Lindy will open...
Global folk/pop band flying high on album release
March 30 2016
When the Ragbirds began 10 years ago, no one could have mapped out the musical tailwinds it would navigate. Not even the Ragbirds’ lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, who...
Pat Zelenka embraces spontaneity on new album
March 9 2016
On one hand, the album is energetic and loose. It captures the excitement of four musicians getting together and jamming on some of their favorite tunes. This session was recorded live in a studio, but...

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