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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Electric Six at The Loft - Thu. Oct 17

The Detroit-based band Electric Six earned a cult following in 2003 with the “Danger! High Voltage” single, a high-energy, disco-rock song that featured backing vocals from Jack White of The White Stripes and The Dead Weather. The track hit No. 2 on the British charts. Thursday the band returns to Lansing to play an all-ages show at The Loft. The group mixes glam and garage rock with synth-pop and disco-beats, often with some tongue-in-cheek snootiness. That confident style comes from lead singer Dick Valentine, his flamboyant influences include Queen and KISS. A couple weeks ago Electric Six released its tenth album, “Mustang,” on Metropolis Records. Opening at The Loft are My Jerusalem and Archana.

Thursday, Oct. 17 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, all ages, $14, $12 adv., 8 p.m.


Andy Cohen & Noah Shull at the Fiddle - Fri. Oct 18

Guitarists/vocalists Andy Cohen and Noah Shull perform some genuine blues Friday at the Ten Pound Fiddle. Cohen grew up around a piano and a stack of Dixieland jazz records. At age 15, he became immersed in folk and blues artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Reverend Gary Davis and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, which he said helped shape his style. Shull, 30, has been playing blues clubs for over 15 years. He has formally studied under such greats as G.E. Smith, former Saturday Night Live bandleader, and Chuck Day, who played with the Mamas & the Papas and Johnny Rivers. The Ten Pound Fiddle is a long-running folk concert series held at various venues in East Lansing.

Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove Street, East Lansing. $15, $12 members, $5 students. 8 p.m.


DJ Ana Sia at Spiral - Fri. Oct 18

X Theory’s 2nd Annual Ana Sia Party happens Friday at Spiral. The dance party is spread out into three rooms and won’t stop until 4 a.m. Tickets are available at the Record Lounge and Flat, Black & Circular. Ana Sia, a San Francisco-based DJ, is known for her innovative dance sounds. While she may have started doing the California house party scene, the emerging DJ has spun at Coachella and Lollapalooza. She has also shared stages with the likes of Diplo and Deadmau5. Also performing are a long list of DJs, including: SuperDre, SQUARAH, Marcutio, Sp@ce_C@ mp, DJ Xaos, iNoV8, Futurism & Double O, McRain, Xphixiate, DJ Sammy, Garnish, Munk, FireAnt and Fahzee.

Spiral, 1247 Center St., Lansing, 18 , $10 adv. $12-$20 day of.


Adrenachrome. CD Release - Sat. Oct 19

Since 1995, the members of adrenachrome. have been churning out progressive metal, taking influence from Pantera, Deftones and Rage Against the Machine. Saturday, the band releases its new album, “Alchemy/Atrophy” at the Straight Line Stitch and 40 Below Summer show at The Loft. Also performing is Know Lyfe, Pralaya and Beyond the Fallout. adrenachrome. is Rocky Rodriguez (vocals), Dan Gokee (guitar), Eric Hansen (keys), Jon Kibby (drums), Mike Rangel (bass) and Brad Down (guitar). The band formed in Ovid- Elsie and released its debut album in 1999 under the name @drenaline31. The band released the “Loud Mouth Soup” EP in 2002 and the “Show This On Television” EP in 2003. Their self-titled “adrenachrome.” disc was released in 2005.

The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $18, $15 adv., 6 p.m.


Tuesday´s Blues Jam at Stober´s Bar - Tue. Oct 22

Stober’s Bar, the self-proclaimed “oldest bar in Lansing,” launches Tuesday Blues Jam on Tuesday. The free weekly event is hosted by Lansing blues guitarist "Johnny D" Davidson of Bad Gravy and Those Delta Rhythm Kings. The inaugural event features a lineup of local blues musicians including Freddie Cunningham (Root Doctor, Bad Gravy), bassist Rodney Aleshire (Bad Gravy, Those Delta Rhythm Kings) and drummer Geoff Lewis (Steppin´ In It, Lincoln County Process). A variety of musicians will sit in throughout the night and a new crew of musicians will host the jam with him each week for a “high-talent, low-pressure hangout.” The jam goes from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Stober’s Bar, 812 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. FREE, 21 and over, 9 p.m.

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