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Wednesday, October 5,2011

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by Rich Tupica

Bluegrass at the Loft


Greensky Bluegrass, a Kalamazoo-based bluegrass band,
takes the stage at The Loft tonight. The band keeps busy, playing
nearly 175 shows per year of what they call “poignant rural ballads
about real people.” This gig is the CD release show for “Handguns,”
Greensky Bluegrass’ new five-song EP, which is available to stream at greenskybluegrass.bandcamp.com


Wednesday, Oct. 5 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, doors at 8 p.m., $15 advance, $18 at door, 18 and over.




Joe Buck Yourself at Mac’s Bar


Aside from playing in the Legendary Shack Shakers and
backing up Hank Williams III, Joe Buck (from Nashville, Tenn.) has made
a name for himself in the punk underground where he performs as a
one-man band. Under the stage name of Joe Buck Yourself he plays
frantic punk music with shreds of real hillbilly and country music.
Buck is set to play Friday at Mac’s Bar. Sharing the bill is American
roots rockers Those Poor Bastards, plus Black Jake & the Carnies,
Rachel Brooke, Viva Le Vox, and The Devil.


Friday, Oct. 7 @ Mac’s Bar 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, $10, 18 and over, 9 p.m.




LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet drops CD at free show


The CD release party concert for the Lansing Community
College Jazz Quartet is set for Friday at the MICA Gallery in Old Town.
“No Vacancy” is the first album the quartet has recorded and released.
The event features a performance and reception at 7 p.m.


Formed in 2007, the group features LCC faculty members
Mike Daniels (drums), Ed Fedewa (bass), Jonathon Gewirtz (saxophone),
and Dennis Therrian (piano). In addition to performing a wide variety
of jazz music including hard-bop, Latin jazz and standards, the quartet
showcases original music by each member. 


Friday, Oct. 7 @ MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner Street, Old Town Lansing, FREE, all ages.

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