A look at some of Top of the Town's Longest Dynasties
March 22 2017
Karaoke • Common Ground Music Festival — Ninetime winner for Best Annual Event/Festival • Flat, Black & Circular — Nine-time winner for Best Record/CD Store • Elderly Instruments...
Side Bar / Good Truckin' Diner / Glazed and Confused
March 15 2017
“It took a while, but I’m happy with the way things turned out,” Abood said, surveying the brick, faux brushed steel and reclaimed wood of the interior. “I didn’t want to...
March 15 2017
A man of many aliases — Dabrye, James T. Cotton, SK-1 — Tadd Mullinix is known for a unique sounds that features hip-hop and acid techno influences and beautifully crafted abstract beats
Feb. 15 2017
Young Pioneer, formed in 2012, is technically a Brighton-based indie rock band, but last summer it grew some Lansing roots when local musicians Jason Marr and Austin Howard joined the band. Marr is known...
Jan. 11 2017
The first big metal show of the year hits Mac’s Bar Saturday. The first ever Oigs Fest is an all-day show featuring 10 heavy bands, including the Lurking Corpses, Dagon, Cavalcade and the Revenant....
The Grid Arcade and Bar
Jan. 11 2017
For the last few months, a sign in the former Chrome Cat building in Old Town has teased that a new business is “coming soon.” The sign features the title character from the movie “Wreck-It...
Jan. 4 2017
Hot Mulligan, a Lansing-based emo/pop-punk quintet, releases its new EP, “Opportunities,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar. Also performing the all-ages show are Kayak Jones, Convenient Trash, Backpacks,...
South Lansing bar closes unexpectedly after 51 years
Jan. 4 2017
“I’ve been thinking about getting out for a while, but I only made the decision last Wednesday, when the insurance was due,” Kobus said. “And in this business, you really can’t...
Dec. 14 2016
“Oh yeah, Crafty Palate, we should go there sometime” is something I’ve said to my wife at least a dozen times as we were drove through downtown, usually on our way to a different bar...
Dec. 7 2016
Grand Ledge-based power-new wave band Jason Alarm releases its first full-length record, “Piling it On,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the show are the Devil's Cut, Jake Simmons & the...
Nov. 30 2016
Anthony Raneri has spent the last 16 years as the lead singer and songwriter for Bayside, a New York-based emo-punk band. In that time, the group released seven records, including 2014’s “Cult,”...
Nov. 23 2016
Hosted by singer/song leader Sally Potter, the Ten Pound Fiddle’s Holiday Sing invites the public — from seasoned singers to shower divas — to get in the wintry holiday spirit and “sing...
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. 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...
The ghosts of Olsen's Bar whisper Lansing's gay history
Aug. 24 2016
Lansing Community College faculty and staff park their cars in a nondescript parking lot on Washington Square near Shiawassee Street. What they probably don’t know is that this was once home to...
Aug. 24 2016
Since Shoto formed in the summer of 2013, the experimental sludge/doom band has steadily honed its psychedelicnoise sound. The Kalamazoo-based trio, which headlines Mac’s Bar Friday, comprises bassist...
Aug. 10 2016
Art takes a variety of forms, from literature to sculpture to painting — or even hair. Lansing gets a chance to check out the latest in hair styling Sunday when the Capitol City Biggest Hair...
July 20 2016
Rookie of the Year frontman Ryan Dunson (guitar/vocals) performs a solo acoustic show July 26 at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Valley Girl, Point Blank Society, Sierra Denae, Danger Scene...
June 22 2016
Lansing-based metal band DeverauX drops its new EP, “Exposed,” Saturday at Mac’s Bar; admission includes a CD copy of the album. Opening the all-ages show are Heed the Assailant, Cyk...
June 8 2016
The Buffalo chicken sandwich from Waterfront Bar & Grill features grilled chicken — not fried — which is tossed in Buffalo sauce, so it’s not too heavy. It’s topped with melted...

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