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Wednesday, Oct. 3 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18+, $10, $8 adv., 8 p.m.
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. With a shared love of folk, indie-pop and hiphop, the two musicians originally met in their native Illinois before they relocated to Madison and released their 2014 debut , “The Look in Your Eyes Tells Me This is a Bad Idea” LP. In 2016, the pair dropped its second experimental-folk album, “Too Much of a Good Thing” — a disc further exploring electronic sonic textures and beats. Seasaw’s latest release, “Big Dogs,” dropped earlier this month and showcases the band’s knack for meshing lush soundscapes with snarling electric guitars and crunchy synthesizers. Fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs or CHVRCHES might want to check them out Oct. 3, when the duo headlines Mac’s Bar — openers are Young Ritual and Canceled Plans.
Sunday, Oct. 7 @ Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Lansing. $15 per session, $25 for both.
In 1977, Dick Rosemont and Dave Bernath started Flat, Black and Circular in downtown East Lansing and never looked back. The record store, which remains in the Campus Town Mall, survived all the ebbs and flows of the music industry, and still thrives today sans Rosemont, who moved to Santa Fe with his wife in 2010. For his old customers who miss Rosemont’s vast musical wisdom, on Oct. 7, the musicologist returns to Lansing to host “Music of the 1960s,” a two-session speaking presentation on the turbulent, musically-groundbreaking decade. The first session, which runs 1-3 p.m., is “60s Rock Overview,” which details the drastic change from the early-’60s pop hits, like the Everly Brothers, to the heavier, experimental rock ‘n roll sounds that ensued just a few years later. The second presentation, “the Rise of Motown” (4 to 6 p.m.), lays out Motown Records’ vast impact on pop culture.
Saturday, Oct. 6 @ The Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. 18+, $50 GA, $70 VIP, 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show
Def Jam recording artist Jeezy, known for hip-hop hits like “Soul Survivor” and “American Dream,” headlines an Oct. 6 show at the Lansing Center — advance tickets are available online at etix.com (physical tickets are available at Money Ball Sportswear in the Meridian Mall and on Lansing’s south side at Villa). The concert, co-hosted by World Premiere Entertainment, Peezy Promotions and 50 Barz, features Jeezy performing all of his greatest hits, from his 2005 debut “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101” up to his eighth studio LP: 2017’s “Pressure.” The Atlanta-based rapper’s latest disc features a flurry of high-profile guest spots, including rhymes from Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Puff Daddy and Kodak Black, to only name a few. Jeezy (real name Jay Wayne Jenkins) started his career in 1999 and by the mid-2000s was regarded as a chart-topping Southern-rap trailblazer.