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Thursday, Aug. 16 @ Mac’s Bar 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $10 advance, $12 at the door. 7 p.m.
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 too heavily on the Cavalera name, nor has it aped the sound of Sepultura. The band’s first tour saw the combo crammed tightly inside of a two door Toyota, which took them to 30 different gigs across the United States. The band has six releases under its belt, its latest being 2016’s “Oppression.” Incite could easily be compared to fellow contemporaries like Goatwhore, and the group employs the sludgy/groove metal riff elements seen by older bands like Prong, Pantera or Crowbar. Opening for Incite are Throne, Fortress, the Revenant and Aethere.
For a full Q&A with Richie Cavalera himself: visit www.lansingcitypulse.com
Friday, Aug. 17, @ The Robin Theatre, 1105 S Washington Ave., Lansing. All ages, $15, $12 adv., 7:30 p.m.
Fans of the psychedelic-indie rock stylings of MGMT might want to check out The Go Rounds, who headline Friday at The Robin Theatre in REO Town. The Kalamazoo-based group has continued to hone and abstract its unique brand of art-rock and baroque folk since its 2011 self-titled debut LP. The songs, led by lead singer Graham Parsons, are simultaneously catchy, twangy and trippy — a lush bed of sonic textures and intricate arrangements. The quartet has steadily toured Michigan and beyond for the last five years, while also releasing four LPs and four EPs. Their last full- length, “Don’t Go Not Changin’,” earned the band three WYCE Jammy Awards. In April, the Go Rounds dropped “Code,” a seven-track release featuring “Pet Cemetery,” the majestically poppy opener. The record (which is streamed at thegorounds.bandcamp. com) was mastered in East Lansing by engineering vet Glenn Brown.
Friday, Aug. 17, @ Ann Street Plaza, Downtown East Lansing. All ages, FREE, 7 p.m.
Earthwork Music, a busy Michigan-based label/ collective, has a long roster of artists — from Jen Sygit and Micah Ling, to Joshua Davis and Red Tail Ring. Friday, the imprint hosts “The Clean Water Campaign for Michigan” concert in downtown East Lansing. The shindig takes place outdoors in the Ann Street Plaza on the corner of Albert and M.A.C. avenues across from Pinball Pete’s. Organizers suggest attendees bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. The show, which is a part of the city’s annual summer Concert Series, features a diverse roster of Earthwork artists, including Gifts or Creatures, Libby DeCamp, Will See and Spirits Rising. Headlining is Seth Bernard, a veteran of the Michigan folk scene and a true folk-rock troubadour. His latest LP, “Eggtones 4 Directions” was released this year and showcases Bernard’s talents as a producer, multiinstrumentalist and songwriter.