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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Golf Clap at Macīs - Thursday, May 8.

Golf Clap, an emerging electronic duo from Detroit, was voted 2014’s “Best Electronic Artist” by Real Detroit Weekly, and got buzz for its deep-house single, “Dream Trippin’,” on Grant Nelson’s Freeze Dried record label (the song is streamed at soundcloud.com/ freezedried). Golf Clap (Bryan Jones and Hugh Cleal) have played at large festivals such as Electric Forest, but you can catch the DJ and production whiz kids at Mac’s Bar. Openers are ARP220 (Craig D & Juan Trevino) and James Cheskaty. Last year Golf Clap gigged at over 150 shows and are booked for coast-to-coast shows this year. The “peak-hour deep house” musicians also topped the Traxsourse house music chart with their song, “Another Way.”

Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 18 , $7, $5 adv., 9 p.m., Thursday, May 8.



Spring Community Sing with Ann Reed - Friday, May 2.

The Ten Pound Fiddle hosts its annual singing event led by Ann Reed, a Minneapolis-based singer/ songwriter. The event invites all skill levels to join in song. Reed, 59, taught herself guitar at age 12; influences include Pete Seeger, Kingston Trio and Mary Travers. Reed has been touring the United States and Canada for over 30 years and has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Good Morning America” and “NPR’s Morning Edition.” She’s recorded over 20 albums since her 1980 debut LP, “Carpediem.” Her 2008 disc, “Songs for Minnesota,” features five ditties about the Minnesota State Fair. Her latest LP, “Eventually,” was released last year.

Unitarian Universalist Church, $18, $15 members, $5 students, $30 family. 8 p.m., Friday, May 2.




Nappy Roots at The Loft - Saturday, May 3.

Southern hip-hop band Nappy Roots headlines the Loft along with One Be Lo and an array of local artists, including DJ Ruckus, D-Boy, The Funk Munks, James Gardin and IRusH. Nappy Roots formed in 1995 and soon earned an international following, due in part to the hit singles “Awnaw” and “Po’ Folks.” In 2002 the quartet was the best-selling rap group of the year thanks to its “Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz” LP, which peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group’s last proper full-length LP was 2011’s “Nappy Dot Org.” Last year it released the single “These Walls Revisited” featuring Kanye West.

The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18 , $20, $15 adv., 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3.


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