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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Bordering on super-group status, the band features members of pop masterminds The Copyrights, as well as Rivethead, Houseboat and Gateway District. Dear Landlord’s brand of pop-punk is packed with epic choruses and snotty vocals.
This Saturday at Mac’s Bar the band unveils its 10th release, “The Plurals Today, The Plurals Tomorrow: A Futurospective,” a ninesong full-length. Good Time Gang Recordings (a label operated by the band) is co-releasing the CD along with fellow Lansing label Bermuda Mohawk Productions.
You don’t need to leave Lansing to get into the Aloha spirit Mighty Uke Day is a celebration of the joyful Aloha spirit of the ukulele. The free event, taking place indoors and outdoors at various locations in the heart of Old Town, will be hosted by organizer and local musician Ben Hassenger Sr.