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Wednesday, November 23,2011

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by Rich Tupica

National Indie Rockers Play Macs


The Fling is an indie-rock band from Long Beach that
plays shoegaze-inspired folk tunes and psych-pop ballads. The band,
which plays Mac’s Wednesday, has a new single, "Dogpile," on Dangerbird Records. Also taking the stage is Yukon Blonde. This Vancouver band has
been playing the summer festival circuit and also have a new EP titled
"FIRE//WATER" which was released in September. Fans of Fleet Foxes and
Band of Horses may dig this band. Warming up the stage is the Mount
Pleasant-based electro-folk band Wavvy Hands. This three piece group
features members of other Michigan bands, including V The Nicotine
Machine and The Leeches. Also, the band’s keyboardist/programmer Corey
Densmore is known for his work in Galactic Vacationer and as a local
concert promoter under the guise DITR Promotions. Wednesday Nov. 23 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 18 and over. $8, 9:30 p.m.




Gallows Play Gutterbilly Thanksgiving Bash


Lansing’s own Goddamn Gallows are one of the busiest, and
most tattooed, bands in the city. Friday the guys play a Thanksgiving
bash at Mac’s. The self-described “gutterbilly” band tours the country
non-stop, but never fails to play Lansing multiple times per year. The
band’s current lineup includes Mikey Classic (guitar/vocals),
Fishgutzzz (bass/shouts), Baby Genius (drums), Avery
(washboard/accordion) and Jayke (mandolin/ banjo). Opening the show at
Mac’s is The Devil’s Cut. Friday Nov. 25 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 18 and over. $10, 9 p.m..




B414 Hosts Free Rock Show


Located at the end of a
secluded alley behind the Nuthouse Sports Grill, Basement 414 has
become a fixture in the Lansing art and music scene by continually
hosting free events. Friday Above the Abyss (Lansing-based Christian
metal), and Inflatable Best Friend (a Kalamazoo-based rock band) will
offer up some live music at the art gallery/bike co-op/music venue.
This free, all-ages event is hosted by Scumpunch! Promotions. Friday, Nov. 25 @ Basement 414, 414 E. Michigan Ave., FREE and all ages, 7 p.m.




Bands Throwdown at the Loft


The Loft and Q106-FM have come together
to host the “Homegrown Throwdown,” a battle of the bands featuring a
number of rock bands from across the state. The competition, which is
back after a five year hiatus, is now held at The Loft. The battle
continues Friday when a cast of bands make some noise, including:
Circus Asylum, It Lies Within, Killing Mistress, 80 Tons of Mercury,
Bipolar, and Geech.Friday, Nov. 25 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, $6 advance, $8 at door, all ages, doors 6:30 p.m.


Genocya Rocks the Haus


Lansing’s own Genocya will play its
signature mix of thrash, death, and black metal Saturday at Uli’s Haus
of Rock. The band has been playing in various formations for years, but
the recent line-up includes Dane Brown (vocals), Brad “van Satan”
(guitar), Matt Cunningham (guitars), Tim Sever (drums), and Jim "Big
Brown Bear" Albrecht (bass). The band is still playing shows in support
of its debut full-length “Ever Descent.” The album was release in June
– nine years after the band originally formed. The CD is available at
Flat, Black & Circular in East Lansing. Also performing at Uli’s
Haus of Rock is From Hell, Seraphim Burial, Drinkhorn, and Kill Whitey. Saturday, Nov. 26 @ Uli’s Haus of Rock, 4519 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing. 




Jazzy Jam Sessions at Stobers


Every Tuesday at Stober’s Bar area jazz musicians are
invited to come out and jam out with some fellow players. The night,
dubbed “Jazz Tuesdays,” starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 1:30 a.m. The
event also draws out some notable, special guests. Whether it’s to
play, or just listen, jazz lovers won’t want to miss this. Every Tuesday @ Stober’s, Bar 812 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, FREE, 21 and over. 




Emcees Devin Miles, Philthy Play All-Ages  Show


Hailing from Pittsburgh, 20-year-old rapper/producer
Devin Miles may be a rookie to the music industry, but his lyrics and
production quality show maturity and cleverness well beyond his years.
He’s opened up for the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Detroit rapper Young
Scolla, Saturday he plays an all-ages show at Mac’s Bar. To hear Miles’
music for free, visit: itsdevinmiles.com. Also tearing up the
microphone at Mac’s will be Hey Yo Scene Kids, and Lansing-based emcees
Philthy & The Amature. Philthy, aka P2dahi, has crafted his own
inspirational sound throughout the years, all while opening up for
Michigan rap veterans like Othello, and One Be Lo.Saturday Nov. 26 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, All ages. $5 advance, $8 at door,


7:30 p.m.

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