Friday, Sept. 28 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $14, $12 adv., 7 p.m.
Since 1996, the Electric Six, originally known as the Wildbunch, has consistently churned out discotinged, party-inducing rock ‘n’ roll tunes like “Dance Commander,” “Danger! High Voltage” (featuring Jack White) and “Gay Bar.” Next month, the band — led by lead singer Tyler Spencer, also known as Dick Valentine — drops its fourteenth studio LP, “Bride of the Devil.” According to the band’s Bandcamp site, the new disc “examines the concepts of evil and corruption, humanity’s various falls from grace, the nine circles of purgatory and, of course, the internet itself.” Fans of the band’s over-top, tongue-in-cheek arena rock and guitar pop can catch the group live Sept. 28 at the Loft. Warming up the all-ages show is Jeremy & the Harlequins, a New York-based rock outfit that’s on the road supporting its poppy new record, “Remember This.”
Sunday, Sept. 23 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $20, $15 adv., 8 p.m.
Los Angeles-native Samuel J. Comroe has been featured on TBS’ “Conan,” BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” with Kevin Hart and “All Def Presents: Comedy Originals.” He is a finalist in season 13 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” — where his comedy has consistently impressed the panel of celebrity judges, including Simon Cowell. Comroe, 30, who performs at more than 100 clubs annually, often riffs on the trials and tribulations of living with Tourette Syndrome — he was diagnosed at age six — as well as other observational absurdities. Over the past decade, his distinct comedic voice helped him win Ricky Gervais’ Comedy Competition and the 2013 San Francisco Comedy Competition. Sunday, Comroe takes a break from national television spots for a headlining slot at The Loft. The stacked bill also includes local comics Dan Currie, Michael Bussler and Stu McCallister.
Saturday, Sept. 22 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21+, FREE 8 p.m.
Back in his high school days, Josh Phillips hoped to be a professional baseball player. Scouts from the Atlanta Braves even visited him at his small town high school in Sanford, North Carolina. But after a devastating knee injury ruined his chances of being a big league outfielder in 2012, he gravitated toward a new passion: the guitar. Phillips, who headlines Saturday at Tequila Cowboy, soon developed his own distinct style that blends soulful classic-country melodies with rugged classic rock vibes. By 2015, after playing countless club dates, Phillips moved from his small farm town to Nashville, Tennessee and released his debut single, “What the Buzz Is All About.” After a couple years of hard work in the Music City, last year Phillips’ diligence paid off with a Warner/Chappell Music publishing deal. Soon after, “Lee County EP: The Acoustic Sessions” was issued by Big Machine Records.