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Hut Two Hike releases 'Beach Noir' EP at the Avenue

Saturday, March 11 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21kknd, $5, 8 p.m.

The Lansing-based band Hut Two Hike releases its debut disc, “Beach Noir” (GTG Records), Saturday at the Avenue Café. Opening the show are Lee Gus Varner, Half Tongue, Conspicuous Bystanders and the Plurettes. Hut Two Hike recorded the new six-song disc with producer Tommy McCord at the GTG House in Lansing. The record moves from moody, haunting ballads like “Why Else?” and “Yards” to the feisty, organ-driven ‘60s garage-rock of “Nevada Stomp.” The band, which shares songwriting duties, comprises Mark Cauley (vocals, rhythm guitar), Sam Slocum (lead guitar/keys), Alan Esser (bass), Ariella Zanoni (drums) and guitarist Andy McGlashen. Cauley said the band already has some new songs he’s excited about. “Andy wrote a song called ‘Spittin’ Blood,’ that I love. It’s got this dirty, ominous, jazz vibe to it that makes me sing in an almost sotto voce way that I’d never thought to do before.”

Cruthu releases 'The Angle of Eternity' LP at Mac's

Wednesday, March 15 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18kknd, $8, 8 p.m.

Lansing-based doom-metal band Cruthu releases its new full-length LP, “The Angle of Eternity,” Wednesday at Mac’s Bar. Headlining the show is Castle, also opening are Sauron and WitchFist. Cruthu’s new album, its first on vinyl, is a follow-up to the band’s three-song debut, “Creation Demo,” which was released in the summer of 2014, just a few months after the band’s genesis. Cruthu comprises vocalist Ryan Evans, guitarist Dan McCormick, bassist Erik Hemingsen and drummer Matt Fry. Scott Lehman also plays bass on the album. The new six-song record, recorded to tape on throwback analog equipment, was co-produced by McCormick and George Szegedy, drummer for Lansing rockers Peoples Temple. “The album is traditional doom metal with heavy movements and passages — well-structured and deliberate,” said McCormick. “We were going for a more lo-fi, circa-’70s sound.

Tret Fure at the Pump House

Saturday, March 11 @ The Pump House, 368 Orchard St., Lansing. $15-$20, 7 p.m.

Virginia-based singer/songwriter Tret Fure performs an evening of stories and songs Saturday at the Pump House. Inspired by folk music heroes like Judy Collins, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan, Fure began her career at 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses across the Midwest. By 19, she had moved to Los Angeles and landed a spot playing guitar and singing for Spencer Davis. In 1973, she recorded her self-titled debut on MCA/UNI Records with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as producer. Soon after she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J. Geils Band. Since then, she’s recorded a long list of acclaimed folk albums for her label, Tomboy Girl Records, while also gigging across the country. Her latest LP, “Rembrandt Afternoons” was released in 2015.


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