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Wednesday, November 9,2011

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by Rich Tupica
Front Bottoms (indie) pop into Lansing NewJersey-based indie-pop band Front Bottoms headlines an all-ages showThursday at Mac’s Bar. Also taking the stage are Martyr Me, TheUnguarded Moment and PK Fire. While Front Bottoms is a duo made up oflong-time friends Brian Sella (vocals, g...
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Wednesday, November 2,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
(SCENE) hosts one-man-indie-band For those looking for an eclectic mix of rock and indie sounds, (SCENE) Metrospace hosts Commodore Cosmos (a Lansing-area rock duo), Scott Nelson and a return appearance from Jerry Fels and the Jerry Fels, a Massachusetts-based one-man-indie-band.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
For those who can’t wait until the weekend to get in costume and shake that thang to some booming house music, Mac’s Bar could be the spot. On Thursday, it hosts a night that’s dubbed “Haunted House.” Aside from a costume party, area DJs will also make some noise, including Ruckus, John Beltran, Jake Pechtel, Rachael P, and Robert Perry.
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Wednesday, October 19,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Darryl McDaniels, or “DMC” as most of the world knows him, made up one third of the pioneering rap group Run-DMC, which formed in 1981 and disbanded in 2001. The iconic trio scored rap hits throughout the ‘80s with “It’s Tricky,” “Walk This Way,” “King of Rock,” “My Adidas” and “It’s Like That.
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Wednesday, October 12,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Glitter Trash was started in 2010 by lead singer “Jena Talia,” a pre-op transsexual who refuses to accept boy/girl labeling and prefers to be called a “hybrid.” The Detroit-based band plays mid-1970s-inspired punk and is known for wild stage shows. On Friday the band plays Uli’s Haus of Rock.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

Lansing radio battles through the static

Corporations call the shots in the new age of broadcasting

by Rich Tupica
How times have changed. After a number of corporate buyouts, much of the local on-air talent in Lansing (and beyond) is gradually being replaced by nationally syndicated shows that are recorded and produced in other regions of the country. Yet, somehow radio is still clinging to the “live and local” ideal.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Bluegrass at the Loft Greensky Bluegrass, a Kalamazoo-based bluegrass band,takes the stage at The Loft tonight. The band keeps busy, playingnearly 175 shows per year of what they call “poignant rural balladsabout real people.” This gig is the CD release show for “Handgu...
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Jerry Fels and the Jerry Fels ' yes, that’s the name ' is a catchy one-man band that’s goofy and unpretentious with a smart, ironic edge. The Massachusetts-based songwriter plays keys, guitar and a kick-drum while singing. Fels, who headlines an all-ages show at (SCENE) Metrospace Thursday, has been steadily gigging across the country since 2003.
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Wednesday, September 21,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica
Meatmen’s Tesco Vee will be belting out some offbeat lyrics Sunday night. The Meatmen makes its only Lansing appearance in 2011 on Sunday at The Loft, when the band plays an early, all-ages show. Fronted by Lansing punk legend Tesco Vee, The Meatmen have been playing obnoxious and offensive music since the band formed in Lansing in 1979.
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Wednesday, September 14,2011

BluesFest takes over Old Town

Lansing musicians featured alongside regional blues players

by Rich Tupica
“I’m a professional musician, I play a lot of different styles, but the blues is really the foundation of all the styles,” Wilson said. “Any good jazz player has a lot of blues in their playing. I’d say the same for a rock‘n’roll player, even folk music.
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