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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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Wednesday, January 11,2012

Six in the Starlight

Steppin' In It members step into a side project

by Rich Tupica
A new side project, the Starlight Six, which features members of Steppin’ In It, focuses less on technical skills and more on stripped-down songwriting. Steppin’ In It members Dominic John Suchyta and Joshua Davis formed the band with fellow veteran Michigan-based musicians Seth Bernard, May Erlewine, Rachael Davis and Mike Shimmin.
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Wednesday, January 11,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Chris Bathgate’s melancholy indie-folk has earned him a loyal following in the Midwest and beyond. On Thursday, he plays Mac’s Bar; openers include Small Houses, Pioneer and Kevin Killen. His acclaimed new album, “Salt Year,” has been compared to songwriters Damien Jurado and Will Oldham. Bathgate is originally from rural Iowa, but now calls Pinckney home.
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Wednesday, January 4,2012

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
'Lansing Covers Lansing' CD release show A new compilation CD of Lansing bands covering songs by other Lansing outfits will be released Friday at Mac’s Bar. Taking the stage will be a few of the featured artists: Frank and Earnest, Small Houses, Tommy Plural (solo acoustic), Cavalcade and American Gothic. The album, “Secret Identities: Lansing Covers Lansing,” is a co-release by LansingMusic.tv and Good Time Gang Records. The comp features Lansing bands Drinking Mercury, Small Houses, The Break Ups, The Plurals, Narc Out The Reds, Frank and Earnest, Cavalcade, Jason Alarm, Calliope, Fields of Industry and American Gothic covering new and old songs by area bands like The Fix, Small Brown Bike, The Ones, Jen Sygit and Mystic Shake, among others. CDs are $8.
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