Two punk gods are headed to Lansing to perform an all-ages rock show. Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls bring their band, the Sex Dolls, to The Loft. Opening the show is the Plurals. Matlock, 57, has a career that’s spanned three decades, first as the original bassist and founding member of the iconic Sex Pistols. Since then the Englishman has worked with Iggy Pop and in 2010 replaced the late Ronnie Lane in the revamped lineup of the Faces. Sylvain, 63, played rhythm guitar with the punk-pioneering New York Dolls from 1971 to 1977 along with the notorious Johnny Thunders and vocalist/actor David Johansen, aka Buster Poindexter of “Hot Hot Hot” fame.
The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $12, $10, all ages, 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 19.
St. Patrick´s Day Party and Sing-Along - Fri. Mar 14.
The Lash and Sally Potter will lead a sing-along of Irish selections, complete with lyric sheets. Tunes include “Irish Rover,” “Go Lassie Go,” “My Wild Irish Rose,” “Wild Rover” and “The Risin’ of The Moon.” At 8:30 p.m., the Lash takes the stage, performing Irish songs all night. The band plays a “world beat” style of Celtic-rooted music. They also dabble in alt-country, including the accordion, whistle, banjo and cittern with percussion in their set. The Lash has played across the country and shared stages with traditional Irish acts like The Clancy Brothers, as well as with contemporary acts like Hootie and The Blowfish and the Waco Brothers.
The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, $10, 8 p.m., Friday, March 14.
St. Patty´s Day Punk Party - Sat. Mar 15
Hex Bombs headline The Avenue Café’s free St. Patrick’s Day party. 1592 (Detroit-based reggae/ska) will warm up the stage and the Devil’s Cut (Lansing roots-punk) will perform a stripped-down acoustic set. Hex Bombs, a Kalamazoo-based five piece, is signed to East Grand Record Company and describes its sound as “proletariat punk with a classic punk rock-revival attitude.” Led by vocalist Mike Mann, Hex Bombs formed in 2006 and quickly developed a distinct anthemic sing-along hook style of punk rock. The band has albums under its belt, including “We Are Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Get Back to Work,” along with several other EP/compilation releases. Fans of the Misfits, Social Distortion or Bouncing Souls might want to check out this show.
The Avenue Café, 2021 E Michigan Ave., Lansing. FREE, 18 , 9 p.m., Saturday, March 15.