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Wednesday, July 6,2011

'Thrills, chills and frills'

Pretty Things Peep Show is a one-way ticket to ‘Broadville’

by Rich Tupica
“It’s a new genre the kids are calling ‘Broadville,’” Go-Go Amy said. “It’s like vaudeville, but all done by hot broads. It’s a very lady-centric show. There’s only one man in the show; all of the other performers are women.
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Also set to perform is Kessenchu, an electronic one-man band fronted by Caleb Shkinwe McPherson. He plays a mixture of techno, noise and speedcore. Headlining the night is Charlatan, who plays original, polished modern rock-style tunes. Comrade will also perform.
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Wednesday, June 29,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Headlining the night of free underground music is Farler’s Fury. The Montreal-based band has been gigging across Canada and the Midwestern part of the United States since it formed in 2003. The guys specialize in playing Celticstyle skate punk (complete with bagpipes).
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Thursday, June 23,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The first-ever Rock n Brew will happen Saturday and Sunday in Williamston. The outdoor fest, which starts at 9 a.m., combines Michigan brew with live music from 20 bands and DJs, along with camping available on 40 acres.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Getting around U2's '360'' tour

by Rich Tupica
Not since the Rolling Stones brought the “Voodoo Lounge” tour to Spartan Stadium in 1994 has East Lansing been host to such a massive rock concert as the U2 show set for Sunday.
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Wednesday, June 22,2011

Lunar power and solar energy

Old Town's annual Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun have their own special vibes

by Rich Tupica
The Festival of the Sun and Festival of the Moon is all about getting outside in Old Town while enjoying fine wine, cuisine, cold craft-brewed beer and music.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Sunny Wilkinson is a local jazz singer known for her mischievous vocal style. She has sung with The Count Basie Band, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Milt Hinton, Curtis Fuller and Edgar Winter, among others.
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

New York, Paris, Milan... Lansing?

Local designers dress up The Loft Saturday night

by Rich Tupica
The designer collective Pomp was founded this year by locals Kristy Warner, Keisha Thomas, Christine White and Bryenna Reinicke, who met in the Lansing Community College fashion technology program, where they’re all enrolled..
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Wednesday, June 8,2011

Turn it Down: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Wolvserpent, featuring Blake Green (guitar) and Brittany McConnell (drums/violin), create droning and ominous sounds devoid of any poppy elements. The band is known for blistering through live sets with Melvins-style heaviness at insufferably high volumes, while also mixing in grim, funereal dirges.
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Wednesday, June 1,2011

Turn it down: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
All proceeds go to “Landon’s Fund.” The late Andrew Carpenter was born in Charlotte, and still has family in the Lansing area. His cousins Shawn Semen and Mark Semen (of the now-defunct Lansing rock bands MK Ultra Culkin and Gaytar, respectively) reunited their bands and organized the benefit.
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