Nov. 15 2018
Ten years ago, The Hat Madder released its debut experimental-pop LP, “Friend of the Devil.” Since then, the Lansing-based outfit has released a stack of other synth-laden indie-rock LPs, including...
Nov. 8 2018
Rising country songster Lindsay Ell has scored some recent Billboard success, thanks to her poppy singles “Criminal” and “Waiting On You
Nov. 1 2018
Since Tesco Vee formed The Meatmen back in 1981, he’s released a pile of records and become a staple of Lansing’s punk-rock history. However, for the last few years, he’s submerged himself...
Oct. 25 2018
In 1997, Against Me! started as a Billy Bragg-influenced solo project by the songwriter/author Laura Jane Grace. By 2001, it evolved into a dynamic punk-rock outfit. The band’s 2002 breakthrough,...
Oct. 18 2018
Since early 2015, Lansing’s own Blaine Bothee has fronted his weird-pop solo act, Blaine and His Keyboard, or BaHK. From day one, BaHK has thrived on the distinctive combo of sounds. “No one...
Oct. 11 2018
Since its 2010 formation, the Devil’s Cut has played shows across the map and released a pile of acclaimed LPs via East Grand Records, a local imprint, along the way. Known for his amped-up brand...
Oct. 4 2018
Lansing-based indie-rock band Elliot Street Lunatic has been (for the most part) defunct for a few years now, aside from occasional reunion gigs. Two years ago, the band played its two LPs in full at the...
Sept. 27 2018
Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski, of the Madison, Wisconsinbased duo Seasaw, started off as co-workers, then became best friends and ultimately evolved into musical partners
Sept. 20 2018
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!...
Sept. 13 2018
New York City-based trumpeter Benje Daneman headlines a night of jazz at the Robin Theatre in REO Town alongside his SearchParty band mates: Greg Ward (sax), Ashley Daneman (voice), Rob Clearfield (piano),...
Sept. 6 2018
Genuine alt-country and psychobilly fans may want to check out Slim Cessna’s Auto Club when the band returns to Mac’s Bar Thursday, featuring openers Twin Falls. The Denver-based band has been...
Aug. 30 2018
Back in April, Jenn’s Apartment released “We’re A Small Band,” an 11-song LP of original tunes inspired by mainstream ’90s alt-rock and 2000s pop punk — fans of Eve...
Aug. 23 2018
Country artist Ray Fulcher has made waves on the modern country scene since his 2016 EP, “Here We Go Again,” landed in the top 10 on the Country iTunes chart shortly after its release. Saturday,...
Aug. 16 2018
Richie Cavalera, stepson of the legendary Max Cavalera of Sepultura and Soulfy, has a thrash metal band of his own: Incite. However, the band, which sees Richie Cavalera on vocal duties, has never leaned...
Aug. 9 2018
Late last year, Others Eyes, a melodic hard-rock trio based out of Gratiot County, released “Closer to Closure,” its self-produced 15-track sophomore LP. Fans of Chevelle, Seether or Staind...
Aug. 2 2018
Ford Theatre Reunion returns to mid-Michigan for a headlining show Aug. 8 at Mac’s Bar. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the forever-touring group of road warriors, formed in 2008, has kept busy playing...
July 26 2018
Dinosaur Jr. co-founder Lou Barlow is on the road playing solo acoustic performances across the country. Thursday he stops at The Fledge in Lansing. At the intimate gig, Barlow will not only tell stories...
July 19 2018
Havok, an emerging Denver-based metal band, headlines an all-ages show July 25 at The Loft. Warming up the stage are Tyrant, Extinction A.D., Jungle Rot and Hate Unbound
July 12 2018
The Goddamn Gallows are quite possibly Lansing’s busiest band ever. The group—known for its twangedout, punk rock gutterbilly sound—has toured the world incessantly since 2007, crashing...
June 28 2018
Ben Daniels, the son of actor/musician Jeff Daniels, brings his band and headlines a free outdoor show at the William E. Tennant Performance Shell at St. John’s park. His sound, which spans Americana,...