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Friday, February 21,2014

Days of Radio releases 'Broadcast' EP

Former 19 Wheels members keep on rollin’

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Feb. 21 — Days of Radio, a four-piece Lansing/Grand Rapids-based power-pop outfit, releases its second LP, “Broadcast,” tonight at The Loft in downtown Lansing. The band, which plays a ‘90s-tinged brand of alt-rock, debuted in 2008 with the “Keep It Down” EP. Locals may remember band member Scott Owens as a member of the Michigan-based rock band 19 Wheels; here’s what he had to say.
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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 Ban...
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Thursday, February 20,2014

The Aimcriers release 'Solid State World' LP

Local rockers release new LP

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Feb. 20 — The Aimcriers, a rustic rock ‘n’ roll band, may have started in Tempe, Ariz., but since 2005, they have established some deep roots in the mid-Michigan scene. The band includes Johnny Aimcrier (guitars, vocals), Andy Aimcrier (guitars, vocals), and drummer Danny Aimcrier. The trio releases its new vinyl LP, “Solid State World,” Saturday at The Record Lounge. Here’s what songwriter Johnny Aimcrier had to say about his band, and the new slab of wax.
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Thursday, February 20,2014

Book reviews: Notes from Neil

Science Thursday!

by Neil Rajala
Thursday, Feb. 20 — This has been an outstanding year already for those of us who like a little science with our reading. In addition to some fine non-fiction books, The Martian (last week) and Andrew's Brain (below) bring a satisfying helping of real science to works of outstanding fiction. Here's what we're reading:
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Thursday, February 20,2014

Zumba troopers

Fitness fundraiser to benefit domestic violence and honor local victim

by Nicole Halvorsen
Thursday, Feb. 20 — In December, Lansing blogger Christine Keith and her 14-year-old son were shot and killed by her estranged husband before he turned the gun on himself. Two-and-half months later, some of Keith’s friends are using that tragedy to heighten domestic violence awareness and raise funds for Keith’s family.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Zombies from the bayou

Knight Cap chef resurrects Jambalaya´s menu, recalls glory days

by Lawrence Cosentino
When I last talked with larger-than-life Chef Carl Davis, he was in no mood to swap stories about his most storied gig, at the Jambalaya’s on Round Lake in Laingsburg. It was 2006, Jambalaya’s had closed just two years earlier and Davis was busy with a new restaurant.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

From Russia, with baggage

Yuri Temirkanov, St. Petersburg Philharmonic make local debut

by Lawrence Cosentino
Russia is big, bewitching and infuriating. Yuri Temirkanov, music director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, brings the whole troika to the Wharton Center Monday.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Common Ground bands announced

Brand New, The Front Bottoms, 311 part of the summer festival’s lineup

by City Pulse Staff
The first round of bands has been announced for this year’s Common Ground Music Festival. The 15th annual summer festival’s lineup includes ‘90s rap-reggae rockers 311, alt-rockers Brand New and indie-punkers Front Bottoms.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Out On the Town

by City Pulse Staff
THURSDAY, FEB. 20 >> Cry of Freedom/Ten Songs from Bulgaria Musician Lazlo Slomovits set music to the words of poet Linda Nemec Foster, who acquired her story from the images of the Bulgarian photographer Jacko Vassiley. The trickling effect has been at work since 2006 when Va...
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Drawing on Lewis’ history

Graphic novel illustrator recreates life of civil rights hero in comic form

by Bill Castanier
There are no capes, masks or superhuman abilities in the graphic novel “March: Book One.” But there is a hero: Georgia congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, 73, the book’s co-author. “March: Book One” is the first part of a three-volume set illustrated by Nate Powell, who visits East Lansing on Friday for a book signing at Hollow Mountain Comics.
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