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Thursday, January 9,2014

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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Dizzy Dearest Album Release - Fri. Jan 10th

Dizzy Dearest formed in 2009 when lead vocalist Maggie Kay Emison and her brother, Jarod Emison, played a high school talent show together. The local indie-rock band released its debut EP, “All These Flowers,” in 2011. Friday at Mac’s Bar the band releases its new 11-song, full-length album “Ars Antiqua.” Opening are Real Ghosts, Mushhh and AKDJ. Maggie Kay Emison said the recording process was a series of meticulous sessions, spread out over the course of two years. “We recorded each track onto a reel-to-reel tape machine,” she said. “We used an older Fisher-Price tape recorder for all of our vocal distortion. It consumed a lot of time doing things this way.”

Friday, Jan. 10 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $7-$10. 18 , 8 p.m.


The Devil´s Cut at The Avenue - Fri. Jan 10th

The Devil´s Cut plays an EP release show Friday at The Avenue Café. Opening are Whiskey Diski & The Barrel Boys, The Plurals and Lights & Caves. Devi’s Cut’s seven-song EP, “No Salvation,” was released via East Grand Records and showcases the band’s style of Americana, folk and punk-influenced rock ‘n’ roll, including the standout tracks “Highwater Chevy” and “Violent City.” The band’s lyrics tell stories of the Rust Belt’s working middle class. A news release from East Grand Records describes the songs as full of beauty, sadness and frustration. Fans of Deer Tick, The Devil Makes Three or The Goddamn Gallows might want to check out this show.

Friday, Jan. 10 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $7, 9 p.m.


Almanack debuts at The Avenue - Sat. Jan 11

Mike Reed of the post-hardcore band Small Brown Bike debuts his new band, Almanack, Saturday at The Avenue Café. The group formed after Reed wanted to “bring a catalog of solo songs to life.” Opening is Flatfoot. Reed (writer/vocals/guitar) said this venture is more in the Americana-rock vibe. It features his wife Katy Reed (bass) and his brother Ben Reed (lead guitar), as well as Paul Delamater (pedal steel) and drummer Jim Owens. Almanack’s first practice was in September 2013 and last month they debuted at the Dark Horse Brewery. The band is working on a debut EP, its set for a summer release. The band is planning a full length later in the year.

Saturday, Jan. 11 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 8 p.m.

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