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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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Wednesday, May 7,2014

The big grapple

Flying high with Lansing-area pro wrestlers

by Rich Tupica
You don’t need to be a pro wrestling fan to know who Hulk Hogan, the Rock and Batista are, but the Mysterious Movado, the Soul Shooters and Jack Thriller are probably flying under your radar. You may not have heard of them, but for Lansingarea pro wrestling fans, they represent a novel way to watching suplexes and burning hammers being thrown instead of on Monday Night RAW — they perform live locally about once a month.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at The Loft - Saturday, May 10. Detroit native Jessica Hernandez is known for her Motowninfluenced rock ‘n’ soul. She also strays into jazz and blues territories, even blending in hints of Latin, surf rock and ‘60s girl group melodie...
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Golf Clap at Macīs - Thursday, May 8. Golf Clap, an emerging electronic duo from Detroit, was voted 2014’s “Best Electronic Artist” by Real Detroit Weekly, and got buzz for its deep-house single, “Dream Trippin’,” on Grant Nelson’s Freeze Dried...
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Slick Rick at The Loft - Friday, April 25 Hip-hop icon Slick Rick (real name Richard Walters) headlines his first American tour since his highly publicized immigration case. The Loft show features openers DJ Ruckus, Josef Coney Island, Rafa’el De La Ghetto, Ozay Moore and Ward Sk...
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Wednesday, April 16,2014

PROTEST. ROCK.

A look at the '70s music scene that shaped a generation in Lansing

by Rich Tupica
The Lansing-area music scene is booming. Venues like Mac’s Bar and The Loft pack in Gen Xers and Millennials weaned on grunge, pop and electronic dance music. But in the ‘60s and ‘70s, local music had a radical, activist edge. Local bands Plain Brown Wrapper, Ormandy, The Dogs and Magic were part of an impassioned collection of groups that played free, outdoor concerts fueled by the discontent of their fan bases, made up mostly of Baby Boomer Vietnam War protesters.
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Thursday, April 10,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
This week’s Turn it Down is dedicated to Capital City Film Festival’s live music roster. From indie rap to sludge metal, it spans a broad spectrum of modish sounds.
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Friday, April 4,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Plurals at Mac's - Mon. Apr 7 After spending February and March touring the Southeast, Southwest and all over Southern California, the Plurals, a Lansingbased rock ‘n’ roll trio, play its first local show in almost a year at Mac’s Bar. Opening the gig are Honah L...
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Real Ghosts EP release - Sat. Mar 29th Local indie punk trio Real Ghosts releases its debut disc, the four-track EP, “In the Nervous Light.” The band is Vittorio Vettraino (guitar, drums, vocals), Holly Johnson (drums, bass, vocals) and Ian Eberhart (bass, keyboard, guitar)...
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