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Monday, March 18,2013

Turn back the rock clock

LansingMusic.TV and GTG Records release local covers compilation

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday, Jan. 4 — With the towering shadow of Detroit looming, the Lansing rock scene has always been an underdog in Michigan music. While the capital city has never had a Motown, MC5, Iggy Pop or White Stripes to call its own, Lansing has nonetheless racked up a fair amount of credible underground sounds, many of which are covered on a new, locally produced, compilation CD: “Secret Identities: Lansing Covers Lansing.” The album features solely Lansing-based bands, covering tunes by other Lansing bands, new and old. The collection of homegrown tunes will be released Friday at Mac’s Bar.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Unity and diversity

The members of the BLAT! Pack work together to achieve their musical and artistic ambitions

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday, Feb. 8 — Being involved in a local music scene can provoke competitive behavior. But working together seems to work best for the BLAT! Pack.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Sonic boom on the frontier

Frontier Ruckus talks new record, new label, new sound

by Rich Tupica
Tuesday, May 1 — When the eccentrically swaggering alt-country star Ryan Adams first spun the “Deadmalls and Nightfalls” LP, Frontier Ruckus’ long and wistful second album, the acclaimed songwriter professed his admiration for the band via Twitter.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Potter Park Zoo welcomes party animals

Wine & Stein offers cold drinks, hors d'oeuvres

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, May 17 — While taking rambunctious kids to gaze in wonderment at Potter Park Zoo’s animals is always a memorable experience, leaving them at home for an evening isn’t such a bad idea either.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Lansing festivals set up shop

Rock N Brew is officially a go for this year

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Aug. 3 — Adado Riverfront Park is fenced off today while crews work to set up stages, tents and portable restrooms: Michigan Rock N Brew Festival is officially on for this year.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

The Gig Report

Musical acts coming to the capital region this weekend

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Oct. 4 — Here’s a sampling of shows happening in Lansing over the next few days. Also check out this week's edition of Turn it Down, a local music column that appears weekly in City Pulse, for other live-and-loud gigs happening across mid-Michigan.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Cops, drugs and comedy

‘Super Troopers’ creators talk sequel and stand-up leading up to Connxtions shows

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday, Oct. 17 — Filmmakers/actors Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan of the Broken Lizard comedy group prefer to write about real life in their flicks. Sometimes, the reality is your friends have to quickly scarf a large bag of psychedelic mushrooms while being pulled over by the cops.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Good clean fun

Brian Regan brings his clean brand of comedy to the Wharton Center on Sunday

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Oct. 26 — Comedian Brian Regan may have started as a struggling club comic back in the early ‘80s, but like many other successful funnymen, he hustled hard. Soon enough, Regan moved on to late-night TV appearances and performing around 100 nights a year at large theaters across the map.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

Wizards of winter

Trans-Siberian Orchestra rocks Breslin on Friday

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Nov. 15 — When a major record label gives a progressive-rock fanatic an unlimited budget and total artistic control, a few things are certain: pyrotechnics, lasers and over the top light shows. Back in 1993, that was just the case for producer/songwriter Paul O'Neill, founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. After landing a record deal, his extravagant interpretation of prog-rock began to take shape. O’Neill, a 40-year veteran in the rock industry, has been an ardent follower of theatrical bands like Pink Floyd, The Who, Rush and Yes for decades, but he also loves classical music. And it’s not hard to tell.
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Wednesday, March 13,2013

New tunes and an old store

With new album on the horizon, Frontier Ruckus to play FBC anniversary bash Friday at the Loft

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Nov. 29 — Playing over 1,000 gigs across the globe in the past five years hasn’t stopped Frontier Ruckus from recording a few acclaimed studio albums. And it appears their output isn’t slowing down: the Michigan band’s upcoming record, “The Eternity of Dimming,” fills two slabs of wax.
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