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Wednesday, July 9,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Plurals go acoustic at Mac´s - Friday, July 11. Lansing alt-rock fixture the Plurals tones down its amped-up sound with an acoustic set featuring Tommy & Hattie Plural. The Plurals’ bio describes its sound as “noisy, poppy, spacey and punky.” Opening are Epoxy...
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Wednesday, July 2,2014

Turn it down

Common Ground edition

by Rich Tupica
While Common Ground has been known for its classic rock lineup in the past, this year boasts a more indie rock theme. Brand New, a Long Island-based alt-rock outfit, headlines opening night Tuesday. Warming up the stage are Circa Survive and the Hold Steady.
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Wednesday, June 25,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Hot Mess at the Unicorn - June 27-28. The Hot Mess, a local rock ’n’ roll cover band, plays two nights in a row this weekend at the Unicorn Tavern in Old Town. The group is vocalist Sara Cruz, Steve Langlois (guitar), Kevin “Chip” Herbert (drummer) and bassi...
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Golden road

Q&A: Gordon Lightfoot plays Wharton on 50th anniversary tour

by Rich Tupica
Bob Dylan once said that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song, he wished it would last forever. The two songwriters came up through the ‘60s music scene together, churning out folk tunes that have become standards.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Kongos at The Loft - Mon. June 23%u2028Kongos has its roots in South Africa and London, but the band, which headlines an all-ages show at the Loft, is based in Phoenix these days. The folk-rock group is composed of four brothers who are the sons of songwriter John Kongos (who scored a hit...
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Black Flag at The Avenue Cafe - Wednesday, June 18. Iconic hardcore punk band Black Flag plays its only Michigan date, at the Avenue Café on June 18. The band’s lineup features only one original member, guitarist Greg Ginn, who’s also been peculiarly playing a theremin on r...
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Wednesday, June 4,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Pumstock Festival For the last five years, East Lansing’s Bailey neighborhood residents Geraldine and Dudley “Smitty” Smith have been booking Americana acts at the Orchard Street Pump House, 368 Orchard St. In 2010 they branched out and organized the first PumpStock, ...
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Thursday, May 29,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Rebel Pictures-hosted show at Midtown - Saturday, May 31. Graham Lindsey has a style of folk Rolling Stone called “both hick and haunting.” Lindsey, who just released his “Digging up Birds” disc, plays Midtown Brewing Co. He’ll be joined on stage by his w...
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Wednesday, May 21,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Know Lyfe $1 show - Thursday, May 29. Local progressive-metal band Know Lyfe is rolling back ticket prices to $1 on May 29. The band’s $1 show at the Loft includes performances from Of Virtue, Ground Tracer, Heed the Assailant and Recorruptor. Know Lyfe singer Alfonso Civile spea...
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Fuel at The Loft - Friday, May 23. Post-grunge band Fuel hit the Billboard charts in 1998 with its major label debut, “Sunburn.” The album spawned hit songs “Shimmer” and “Bittersweet.” By 2000 “Sunburn” sold 1 million copies and was cert...
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