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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing musical landscape

by Rich Tupica

(SCENE) brings hip-hop royalty to East Lansing


(SCENE) Metrospace hosts a hip-hop production titled "High
Score” on Friday. The event features High Royalty, a Michigan and
Detroit-based entertainment team of eight solo artists. Members of High
Royalty include D.Rice, YoungSlapz, M.Dizz, KrackDiesel, J.Fin, Johnny
Cage, Indefinite and Lyricz. The event also features special guests Zel
LaFlare, Mauri Tauri and JYoung the General (of the BLAT! Pack).


Friday, Sept. 9 @ (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles
St., East Lansing. Admission is $3 before 9 p.m. and $5 after 9 p.m.,
all ages. 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. www.scenemetrospace.com



Coffee and Friends brings free live music to Okemos


Local band Salvation of the Logical Product, fronted by
Dansville songwriter George Van Norman, plays a free set of classic rock
and modern rock tunes at Coffee and Friends on Friday. If you enjoy
espresso, WiFi, and some Green Day covers, this show might be worth
checking out. 


Friday, Sept. 9 @ Coffee and Friends (Central Park Place plaza), 5100 Marsh Road., Okemos, all ages. FREE, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.



LEAK techno DJs welcome back students


Lansing Electronic Music Kollective (LEAK) is a group of
busy Lansing DJs that often packs clubs across the city. On Saturday the
guys are spinning at The Loft for the “LEAK Back to School Party.” Set
to perform are Roque Ybarra, Andy Lynch, Robert Perry, BeatLoaf and
GRiZ. 


Saturday, Sept. 10 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 18 and over, $7 for 18-20, $5 for 21 and over, doors at 9 p.m.  



B414  hosts music, art, at vegetarian pizza potluck 


Basement 414 will host “Painting Your Feelings Away” — a
live music event, art show, and vegetarian pizza potluck (bring some
pizza, if possible). Scheduled to perform are local acts Veloura
Caywood, Wallace & Vomit, Tweed Wolves, Lord Vapid, CJ Boyd, Cat
Midway and Chaz Brackx & the Tight Teens. 


Local artists displaying artwork include Aaron Curtner,
Stoneface Kermiet, Dana Bustamante, Marty Koenig, Allison Voglesong, Jen
Aliaga, Jessica Checkeroski, Christ Callihan, Travis Evenson, Chelsea
Roberts and Kimberly Lavon. 


Saturday, Sept. 10 @ Basement 414, 414 E. Michigan Ave., FREE, all ages, 3 p.m to 2 a.m.

Wynton Marsalis blows his own horn at Wharton 


Wynton Marsalis is a New Orleans-born trumpeter, composer,
bandleader, music educator, nine-time Grammy Award winner — and a
modern jazz legend.


Marsalis is headed to Wharton Center Sept. 22. He will
perform with the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The
(London, England) Daily Telegraph called the group “the finest big band
in the world today.” Drawing from an extensive selection of songs, the
set includes some of Marsalis’ original compositions.


Thursday, Sept. 22 @ Wharton Center’s Cobb Great
Hall, East Lansing, $25-$45, Michigan State University students $15 with
valid student ID.  (800) WHARTON



Jackson Browne brings classic rock to Wharton


Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist Jackson
Browne is best known for classic-rock favorites like “Running on Empty,”  “Somebody’s Baby,”  “Boulevard” and the 1972 piano-driven hit “Doctor My Eyes.” He also co-wrote the Eagles' smash, “Take It Easy,” with Glenn Frey.


On Sept. 24 he brings his celebrated solo-acoustic tour to
East Lansing’s Wharton Center. This two-set concert features the Rock
and Roll Hall of Famer on guitar and piano.


Browne grew up in Los Angeles where he became part of the
local folk music scene and soon joined the ranks of Joni Mitchell and
James Taylor. Most recently he released the 2010 album “Love Is
Strange,” featuring Paul Dieter.


Browne also recorded “Solo Acoustic Vol.1” in 2005 and
“Solo Acoustic Vol. 2” in 2008; both earned Grammy nominations and
garnered high praise from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine. 


Saturday, Sept. 24 @ Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing. $27-$77. (800) WHARTON

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