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Wednesday, January 5,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
Seven bands will share the stage Friday at Mac’s. From metal to pop punk and funk, the night will be a diverse blend of Michigan rock outfits. Headlining the show is Hellmouth, a Detroit metal band on Paper Plastick Records.
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Thursday, December 30,2010

As 2010 heads for the run-off groove...

Rich Tupica spotlights some of the major players in Lansing's music scene

by Rich Tupica
Another year is gone, leaving behind a trail of DIY records and rock shows only Lansing could produce. Aside from slabs of vinyl and compact discs, new venues, artist collectives, and a local music TV website also appeared in 2010.
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Wednesday, December 29,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
A $20 table reservation guarantees a table for your party, while a $35 VIP table reservation includes a complimentary bottle of champagne and coat check for up to four people. Tickets are available at The Tin Can in downtown Lansing, Music Manor in Lansing and FBC in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

His own beat

Local rapper steps away from hip-hop clichés

by Rich Tupica
Taking mental notes on a variety of hip-hop heavyweights such as Pete Rock, Timbaland, the Neptunes and DJ Premiere, Gonzalez began to develop his own style. Over the past few years he has released three mix tapes and two albums, “Digital Dope” and “Higher Learning.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
For those looking to hit the town on New Year’s Eve, a variety of Lansing venues are planning celebrations to usher in 2011. Here are a few of the hot spots hosting special events on Dec. 31. Some venues are already taking reservations, so plan ahead..
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Wednesday, December 15,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
In 2008, after graduating from Columbia College in Chicago with a music composition degree, Keeler’s sound began to morph into a polished blend of Sam Cookestyle soul and Tom Waits, while still staying true to his ‘90s alternative roots. Catch his latest band, Ben Keeler and the 500 Club, live at The Loft on Thursday, Dec.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

A new spin

FBC owner Rosemont departs after 33 years

by Rich Tupica
“He’s working here every day next week, then he’s getting in his car and driving to Santa Fe,” Bernath said. “After being with a guy for 33 years it was like a long marriage. He’s got knowledge that no one else has as far as oldies, ‘60s music, Beatles trivia, Michigan 45s ' there’s hardly anyone else in the world that knows as much as he does.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

'Orchard' yields a bounty of local musical talents

Paleo, Small Houses among artists on new CD

by Rich Tupica
“In The Orchard Of Osiris,” a new compilation of mostly Michigan artists, wasn’t thrown together on a whim.The 15 tracks were seamlessly woven together by musician and graphic artist Peter Richards, who compiled and released the album on his label It Takes a Village to Make Records.
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Wednesday, December 8,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
Catch the band live at The Cheap Girls Holiday Show, set for Friday, Dec. 17 at Mac’s Bar. The night is a showcase of local acts from different genres. Opening the show are the delicate folk sounds of Small Houses, the shredding metal of Genocya, and the hardcore punk of Dire Wolf ' an eclectic bill to say the least.
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Wednesday, December 1,2010

Flashy flashback

Tribute albums kowtow to KISS and Devo

by Rich Tupica
9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 Oade’s Hidden Camel, 1210 S. Washington Ave., Lansing $5, 21 and over Reds, Calliope, Cavalcade, Gates of Steel, The Plurals, BerT, Frank and Earnest, Lord Vapid, Hat Madder, Public Pubes, Break- Ups, Stargrazer and MK Ultra Culkin..
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