Saturday, June 23, @ 1100 block of S. Washington, REO Town Lansing. All ages, $35, $30 adv., 2 p.m.
Against Me!, Screaming Females and Murder By Death are just three of the bands slated for the inaugural Three Stacks Music Festival. Founded by Lansing-based concert promoter Fusion Shows, the outdoor summer concert features a “diverse set of acts within the alternative realm,” according to its organizers. Sharing the bill are PUP, mewithoutYou, Camp Cope, Petal and City Mouse—more acts will be announced. Fusion Shows, which hopes for over 2,000 attendees its first year, describes this first-ever event as an “outdoor street fair” that “pays homage to the iconic smokestacks of the Eckert Power Plant.” The music happens on the 1100 block of S. Washington Avenue, with one main outdoor stage and various other pop-up sets. Local artists and food vendors will also be on hand, along with plenty of Michigan craft beer options. Tickets are on sale at threestacksfest.com.
Thursday, April 26, @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $15, 8 p.m.
Adult film legend Ron Jeremy has been a mustachioed iconic figure in the pornography industry since his debut in 1979. This year, he—and a number of other comedians—embark on the Ron Jeremy and Friends Comedy Show tour. The show, which stops Thursday at The Loft, also features a Q&A session and meetand-greet after the show. The hairy New York native, now 65 years old, has branched out into other more mainstream ventures since the ’90s, including small film parts in “Detroit Rock City,” “The Boondock Saints” and “Killing Zoe,” to only name a few. In 2004, he was prominently featured on the second season of VH1’s “The Surreal Life” celeb-reality show. He’s also made plenty of cameos in music videos, including spots for Guns n’ Roses, Insane Clown Posse, Flight of the Conchords, and more.
Friday, April 20, @ MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. All ages, $20, $18 members, $5 students. 7:30 p.m
The Alt, a group comprising John Doyle, Eamon O’Leary and Cathy Jordan, perform a Ten Pound Fiddle show Friday at the MSU Community Music School. Each member of the trio is a master of Irish music and specializes in new, old and rediscovered ballads that embrace the heritage of Irish immigrants who settled in Appalachia—where Irish songs helped create old-time country and bluegrass music. The Alt even recorded its self-titled debut LP at a cabin in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains. Doyle, the trio’s vocalist who also plays guitar and bouzouki, has worked with many Irish music fixtures, including Solas, Liz Carroll and Eileen Ivers. “Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone,” said Earle Hitchener of The Wall Street Journal. “No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now.”