A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
April 12 2017
Grey Matter, a Lansing-based progressive ska-punk band, releases its new “Visitors” EP Friday at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Backpacks, Convenient Trash and Solitary Subversion
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. 22 2017
GTG Records and the Fledge Music Group celebrates the release of a new compilation of local artists, “He Just Wrote Them Like That: A Tribute to George Harrison,” Saturday at the Avenue Café....
Feb. 8 2017
Lansing’s own Dead Hour Noise and the Jackpine Snag perform Friday at the Avenue Café; Hastings-based progressive-thrash band 6 Prong Paw opens the show. Dead Hour Noise, a metal/punk/grind...
Feb. 1 2017
Comedy fans in Lansing have two opportunities to have a good laugh and support good causes Friday night
Jan. 25 2017
Fisherking has been a staple of the Lansing punk rock scene, releasing a series of melodic hardcore discs, including “2 Songs,” the “Forget It” EP and its 2012 LP, “Ghost.”...
Jan. 18 2017
Ford Theatre Reunion returns to Mid-Michigan for a headlining show Saturday at the Fledge in Grand Ledge. Based in Lexington, Ky., the forever-touring group of road warriors, formed in 2008, is known for...
Dec. 21 2016
“When in doubt, quote Yogi Berra,” an old newspaper buddy used to say. OK, here goes: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”
Dec. 14 2016
East Lansing anti-folk songsmith Wally Pleasant became a fixture in the local music scene back in the ‘90s thanks to his sharp, humorous songbook. While adult life has slowed his output in recent...
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,”...
Williamston Theatre shines in classic farce
Nov. 30 2016
I would not be surprised to learn that Larry Shue — author of “The Nerd” — was a great chess player. The classic play — which opened at the Williamston Theatre Friday —...
Nov. 23 2016
FRIDAY, NOV. 25 >> MASON HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION The Santa Band provides the soundtrack to Mason’s holiday celebration, which includes a lighted parade, tree lighting, extended shopping hours and wintry...
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...
Aug. 31 2016
Photographer Hal Gould was walking down an East Lansing street “a long time ago” when he and a friend were stopped in their tracks by something happening ahead
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
Best known for his distinct rapid-fire lyrical delivery, Twista has been a force in the hip-hop world since guesting on Do or Die’s 1996 hit single “Po Pimp.” But it was his breakout...
July 27 2016
Brace has spent time penning stories for the Washington Post, while Cooper is a writer and researcher for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and is a former senior music writer for The Tennessean....
July 20 2016
Cajun cuisine has slowly made its way into Lansing and there’s no better place to start ranking it than with the original home wrecker, Jumbeaux
June 22 2016
Each year, Greater Lansing hosts two festivals that celebrate the longest day of the year. The first, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, took over the streets of East Lansing last weekend. The second, Festival...

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