Catching up with Steppin' In It three years after the Green Door
Feb. 8 2017
Just over three years ago, Jan. 20, 2014, Steppin’ In It took the stage at the Green Door for the last time, ending a decade-plus run of Monday night gigs at the east side blues bar
Nov. 2 2016
Emma Henry of Lansing was the first person to correctly identify the detail in the Sept. 14 ‘Eye for Design,’ stating, “The owl is outside HopCat (below) on the corner entrance!”...
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
Capital Meds provides quality medication at budget prices
March 9 2016
Located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Kalamazoo Street, Capital Meds is just about a mile from the Capitol Building. I visited the shop for the first time in December, on recommendation...
March 2 2016
The duo are the creative minds behind JiveOne5even, a local art and design company. The company’s Lansing-themed shirts feature logos from Adidas, Disney and Danzig, but reworked to include Lansing...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
April 22 2015
Rockin' For Ronald' s House with Mr. Denton on Doomsday, Sunday, April 26 An all-ages benefit show for the Ronald McDonald House of Mid- Michigan will feature live rock bands and an art raffle in...
May 21 2015
HANGOUTS Church 1. Riverview Church 2. Trinity Church (Jolly/Dunkel) 3. St. Gerard Catholic Church Coffee Shop 1. Strange Matter Coffee Co. 2. Starbucks 3. Espresso Royale...
Steppin’ In It comes of age during more than a decade of Monday nights at the Green Door
Jan. 22 2014
Steppin’ In It was never really a band, but rather, a couple of them. It’s traveled the country as a swinging, Cajun string quartet, something straight out of the French Quarter. It manifested...
May 30 2012
Another Roadside Attraction, which plays Mac’s Bar Thursday with The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, is a Virginia-based band with a love for nostalgia and the carnival. The band members...
Nov. 7 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Architectural character is most often the result of practical responses to social and environmental aspects, as well as the available materials, of a given...
A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
Jan. 30 2013
If you love poppy punk and football, you're in luck — this show doubles as a Super Bowl Party. For the past five years, Way to Fall has been steadily gigging and recording its brand of pop-core,...
April 4 2012
The smashed-in second story window of this house is like a black eye peering out onto the street. The missing front door screen offers an easy view of the several “Unsafe — Do not enter or...
Hoopties debut new member at Green Door
Dec. 21 2011
American-roots band The Hoopties plays some original material while also paying homage to the memberseuro; favorite musical heroes with a few choice covers. The Lansingbased group, which plays the Green...
June 29 2011
Headlining the night of free underground music is Farler’s Fury. The Montreal-based band has been gigging across Canada and the Midwestern part of the United States since it formed in 2003. The guys...
Feb. 8 2012
Zydecrunch plays a melting pot of American music, fusing New Orleans R&B, Cajun, country two-steps and waltzes, Creole struts and blues-inspired rock‘n’roll. On Thursday, the band releases...
Sept. 21 2011
Meatmen’s Tesco Vee will be belting out some offbeat lyrics Sunday night. The Meatmen makes its only Lansing appearance in 2011 on Sunday at The Loft, when the band plays an early, all-ages show....
Nov. 17 2010
Dagwood’s hosts open mic Looking to perform your music in front of a live audience? Tuesday Night Open-Mic at Dagwood’s might be the spot. The event has been running for three years and performers...
Jan. 19 2011
This year’s lineup includes a long list of local indie rock, punk and singer/songwriters. Bands on the main stage will play 40-minute sets, with acoustic acts performing shorter sets on a secondary...
2312 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
April 27 2011
Like a fortress of solitude, Evolve Medical Marijuana Services is located on Michigan Avenue between Lansing Art Glass and Alternative Choice Clinic on Lansing’s east side. Parking is available on...
Ottawa Plant doors restored to 1939 pizzazz, and the mystery of their maker may be solved
May 26 2010
Brass bolts of electricity converge on your head as you walk under the transom a support beam above a door or window over the north entrance to the Ottawa Power Station. Each door has an elegant stainless...

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