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Wednesday, May 21,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Know Lyfe $1 show - Thursday, May 29.

Local progressive-metal band Know Lyfe is rolling back ticket prices to $1 on May 29. The band’s $1 show at the Loft includes performances from Of Virtue, Ground Tracer, Heed the Assailant and Recorruptor. Know Lyfe singer Alfonso Civile spearheads the show. “After seeing the decline in attendance, I really wanted to get bands actively promoting their local shows rather than opening-act, national support shows,” Civile said. “I also wanted to give people zero reasons to not attend a live show.” As for Know Lyfe? “We are neck deep in writing the new record,” Civile said. “We’re almost done with the pre-production, in August we’ll record about 15 songs.”

The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $3/$1 adv., 7 p.m. , Thursday, May 29.



Seth Bernard LP release show - Friday, May 23.

Michigan singer/songwriter Seth Bernard, known for his work in the duo Seth & May, releases “Reconciliation & the Mystical Beyonda” Friday at the Avenue Café. The new disc, which clocks in over an hour, was recorded over the last year and half at La Luna and Double Phelix in Kalamazoo. The first single off the record is the crowd favorite “Turkeys in the Rain.” At this release gig, Seth will be joined by Dan Rickabus of the Crane Wives on drums and percussion and bassist Max Lockwood of Big Dudee Roo. As for the new disc, his label described it as “an ambitious, sweeping feat of song craft, rock production and sonic construction in the folk tradition.”

The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18 , $10, 8 p.m. , Friday, May 23.



Gordon Lightfoot at Wharton - Thursday, June 19.

After 50 years of songwriting, Gordon Lightfoot has a catalog of Billboard hits: “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” and “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” to just name a few. Lightfoot’s “50 Years On The Carefree Highway Tour” stops at the Wharton Center. The set list includes the hits and some deep cuts for the staunch fans, in between tunes he shares some behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes. Over the years, Lightfoot’s songs have been covered by a long list of icons, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and the Replacements. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, visit lansingcitypulse.com.

Wharton Center, Cobb Great Hall. All ages, $65-$35, 8 p.m. , Thursday, June 19.

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