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Thursday, February 20,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Days of Radio album release - Fri. Feb 21

Days of Radio, a four-piece Lansing/Grand Rapids-based power-pop outfit, releases its second LP, “Broadcast,” Friday at The Loft. Opening are The dt’s, Pacifier and Gigantaur. Days of Radio, formerly known as The Last Pop Band, play a ‘90s-tinged brand of alt-rock. The band is Dave Marean (vocals, guitar), Scott Owens (lead guitar), Rob Dickey (drums) and bassist Joe Lebioda. Days of Radio debuted in 2008 with the “Keep It Down” EP. Locals may remember Owens and Dickey from the Michigan-based rock band 19 Wheels, which debuted in 1996 with the “Skillet” EP. After a string of releases, 19 Wheels disbanded in 2005 following its “This Is the Life” LP.

The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $7, $5, all ages, 7 p.m.


Ghoulie at The Avenue Cafe - Thu. Feb 20th

Ghoulie plays an experimental brand of music he dubbed “underground fuck music”; he plays Thursday at The Avenue Cafe. Also performing are Full Frontal, Amy Jo Roberts & the Wildings, Lame Duck Sessions and Olos. Ghoulie (real name: Patrick Wenzel) is known for his past analog/electro groups Public Pubes and Sex Ghost. He’s released four solo oddball electro/R&B albums under the Ghoulie moniker via the Madlantis Records imprint. He debuted in 2010 with “Ouch! There’s a Gorilla in Your Ass”; the collection features bizarre tunes like “skidmarks via townbike.” Ghoulie’s latest release was the “Mango Juice” EP, released in late 2012. All of his albums are free at ghoulie.bandcamp.com. Fans of oddball sounds might want to check out this show.

The Avenue Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $5, 18 , 9 p.m.


Aimcriers Record Release - Sat. Feb 22nd

The Aimcriers, a local Americana rock ’n’ roll band, releases its new vinyl album, “Solid State World,” Saturday at The Record Lounge. The band is Johnny Aimcrier (guitars, vocals), Andy Aimcrier (guitars, vocals) and Danny Aimcrier (drums, percussion, vocals). “We’re a rock band, a country band, a folk band, and a garage band — throw in some punk elements when we go full electric or acoustic elements when we unplug,” said Johnny Aimcrier. “Someone said we sounded like Elvis Costello fronting CCR.” As for the lyrics on the eight-song LP? “There’s a tone of personal growth or learning from past mistakes,” he said. “Each song has a silver lining.”

The Record Lounge, 111 Division St., East Lansing. 7 p.m.

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