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Jan. 13 2016
Back in 2001, John Dunsworth landed the television role of Mr. Lahey, a disgraced bisexual police officer turned belligerent, perpetually sloshed trailerpark supervisor with something to prove
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Jan. 6 2016
Broadside, along with co-headliner 7 Minutes In Heaven, perform an all-ages show Jan. 14 at Mac’s Bar. Warming up the stage are Marina City, Winner Take All and Prima Vera. Based in Richmond, Va.,...
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Jan. 6 2016
“One part will be dedicated to sit-down dining and another part dedicated to carryout orders,” said Sam Short, who co-owns Potent Potables with his partners Aaron Matthews and Alan Hooper....
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Dec. 30 2015
Since it formed in 2007, Hordes has put out a stack of lo-fi D.I.Y. releases, all stocked with improvised, droning soundscapes. The Lansing-based trio’s spontaneous and foreboding sound, reminiscent...
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Dec. 23 2015
Since 2008, Lil’ Darlins has been a fixture in Michigan’s thriving vaudeville/variety-show scene. Its immense cast features live music from a pit band, fire eaters, hula hoop artists, jugglers,...
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Dec. 16 2015
Saturday’s Fusion Shows Holiday Extravaganza show features a roster of local indie bands, including co-headliners Lights & Caves and Secret Grief. Warming up the stage are Alaska, Dyno Gee and Parkway...
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Dec. 9 2015
Heartsick, formerly known as Know Lyfe, changed its name back in February, and vocalist Alfonso Civile said it’s been a smooth transition. “We get to basically push reset and start fresh, from...
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Dec. 2 2015
Grand Ledge-based “power-new wave” band Jason Alarm reunites Saturday at Mac’s Bar; openers are the Plurals, Mr. Fox and the Hounds and Dead Hour Noise. Jason Alarm was born in 2007 after...
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Nov. 25 2015
Singer/songwriter Wally Pleasant entered the local music scene while attending Michigan State University, and his first early-‘90s demo sold 5,000 copies. After the release of his 1992 debut, “Songs...
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Nov. 18 2015
Beach Slang has picked up some critical buzz since the October release of its debut LP, “The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us.” NPR described the disc as “exhilarating pop-punk...
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Nov. 11 2015
East Lansing-based singer/songwriter Stefanie Haapala headlines Friday at Mac’s Bar, openers are Michigander, Peter J. Hochstedler and Signature Mistakes. Haapala, an MSU student, began writing indiefolk...
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Nov. 4 2015
Michigan roots-scene troubadour Chris Bathgate, along with fellow folkies Seth Bernard and Gifts or Creatures, perform Friday at the Avenue Café. Bathgate, 33, grew up in Iowa and Kentucky. In 2001,...
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Nov. 4 2015
Being a stand-up comedian comes with perks. Your job is making people happy, you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck and — sometimes — you get a few complimentary drinks at the...
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Oct. 28 2015
Lansing gets a dose of major-label hip hop when Def Jam recording artist Big K.R.I.T. headlines Tuesday at the Loft. Openers are BJ the Chicago Kid and Jahshua Smith and the Race Card. Fans of classic...
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Oct. 21 2015
Performing are Marshall Applewhite, the Friend, DJ Ruckus, Lame Duck Sessions and Matt Dolinar. Steve Swart, aka DJ Ruckus, specializes in techno, house and bass music. “I’m probably playing...
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Oct. 14 2015
For those in search of punk, indie or hip-hop, Mac’s Bar is often a safe bet
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Oct. 7 2015
GTG Records hosts its annual GTG Fest this weekend at the Avenue Café
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Sept. 30 2015
After a short hiatus from the local scene, Peoples Temple headline Friday at Mac’s Bar
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Sept. 23 2015
The Goddamn Gallows’ roots might be in Lansing, but the five-piece outfit, known for its potent mélange of punk, bluegrass and metal, has fans across the globe and spends much of its time...
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Sept. 16 2015
The Ten Pound Fiddle opens its 41st season of concerts with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Barbara Bailey Hutchison. The artist has performed her melodic, lyrically-driven songs in almost every state...