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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
The Dolphins are an East Lansing-based rock īnī roll band with a love for ‘60s tunes and vintage psychedelic sounds. The four-piece features Chris Smith (guitar, vocals), Alex Ovenhouse (bass), Josh Guysky (drums) and guitarist Ryan Guysky. The band, which formed in 2010, plays The Loft on Thursday. Opening the show is another local outfit, The Unguarded Moment.
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Wednesday, February 29,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
This particular gig showcases songs by Etta James, Koko Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Fleming and Skory will be joined on stage by a couple of area jazz vocalists, including Satin (performing a Houston song) and Ty Teon Thompson, who will channel Vandross. Fleming's 9-year-old nephew will also take the stage to play a keyboard version of "Crazy Man Blues."
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Wednesday, February 22,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Punk fans who dig the poppy-side of the spectrum may be in luck this Friday when pop-punk heavy hitters The Queers and The Ataris bring their tour to Mac's Bar. Opening the show is Far From Finished (from Boston) and locals Frank and Earnest.
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

Dave Attell settles down - to porn

Former 'Insomniac' hell-raiser ages ungracefully at Connxtions

by Rich Tupica
The Long Island native is largely known for staggering through a different town every week in his influential reality show, "Insomniac with Dave Attell," which aired on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2004.
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Wednesday, February 15,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Fans of aggressive rockabilly and slow to mid-tempo rockin' may want to stop by Mac's Bar Thursday. Slim Chance & the Can't Hardly Playboys will rip through a set of outlaw-country originals and may throw in a few classic-country numbers as well.
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Wednesday, February 8,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Zydecrunch plays a melting pot of American music, fusing New Orleans R&B, Cajun, country two-steps and waltzes, Creole struts and blues-inspired rock‘n’roll. On Thursday, the band releases its new album, “Zydefaux Pas,” at the Green Door. The show has no cover charge. The new disc is a follow-up to 2001’s “Ton Son Ton” CD.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

Make your own kind of music

Everyone gets a chance to be part of the chorus in annual Singing Festival

by Rich Tupica
Each year the Ten Pound Fiddle hosts the Mid-Winter Singing Festival, along with help from “song leaders,” who keep things moving from the stage. All skill levels are welcome to show up, grab a lyric book and shamelessly belt it out.
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Wednesday, February 1,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
For all the local rock scene folks who have an urge to do something positive for those in need, the Benefit for The Greater Lansing Food Bank at Mac’s Bar may be the ticket.
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Wednesday, January 25,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Flashclash, a poppy dance music group, brings its signature mixture of ‘80s-influenced pop tunes and modern indie-rock to Mac’s Bar Thursday.
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Wednesday, January 18,2012

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Back in September, Root Doctor released “Joy,” a new album of soulful blues tunes. For area blues lovers who haven’t heard any of the new tunes yet, the band plays Friday at the Green Door.
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