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Wednesday, December 1,2010

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

by Rich Tupica
GDP has been busy in the last year. He released two albums, toured multiple times across the map, and played shows with hip-hop legends the Wu-Tang Clan. GDP’s “Useless Eaters” is slated for 2011. Fans can listen to his “Magic Bullet Cassette” for free at Run For Cover Records’ website.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

Lasting impressions

Eclectic Art Tattoo hosts grand opening party

by Rich Tupica
Morrill, Mike Riina and Sean Peters, opened their own 800-square-foot shop Aug. 30. An addition to the staff is Craig Horky, a prolific local artist known locally for his unique original concert posters. The four tattoo artists and painters met while working at Splash of Color in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, November 24,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The cover albums, to be released by GTG Records, feature almost all Lansing bands and were recorded over the past year and a half. “Explosions: Lansing Salutes Devo” and “No More Tomorrow Baby: A Tribute to KISS” CDs will be given away for free at the show.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

The 'gypsy' keeps on rolling

At 87, Eddie Kirkland isn't ready to hang up his beloved guitar

by Rich Tupica
John Lee Hooker had just released his debut hit single “Boogie Chillen” when he met fellow Detroit blues guitarist Eddie Kirkland. A year later, in 1949, the pair began recording and touring together, playing Hooker’s tunes at clubs from the Motor City to the Mississippi Delta.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Dagwood’s hosts open mic Looking to perform your music in front of a live audience? Tuesday Night Open-Mic at Dagwood’s might be the spot. The event has been running for three years and performers from as far away as Winnipeg have performed. Jen Sygit, a local singer/songwr...
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
American roots music is often thought of as having a strictly traditional vibe. Sunday at Mac’s Bar, four acts will showcase examples of edgy, on-the-fringe roots music. Rachel Brooke will perform her old-time, acoustic country tunes, all by her lonesome.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
My Other Friend, a Brooklyn-based indie band, is headlining a rock show this Sunday. Fans of Arcade Fire and A Brief Smile may want to check this female-fronted band out. Opening the show are two local acts. Drinking Mercury, which features members of The Plurals, has been playing shows since 2000.
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Wednesday, October 27,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing’s musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
On Sunday, Rum Runners celebrates Halloween night with another costume contest: First place wins $125, second place wins $75 and third place wins a $50 Rum Runners gift card. Free Halloween t-shirts will be handed out to the first customers each night.
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

Meat and greet

The Meatmen are back, playing to longtime fans and recent converts

by Rich Tupica
Tongue planted firmly in cheek, Tesco Vee, the Lansing band’s legendary mastermind and vocalist, broke into the hardcore punk scene in 1979. That’s when he co-founded the Touch and Go fanzine and record label (which later, under a different owner, evolved into an enormously influential indie label).
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Wednesday, October 20,2010

TURN IT DOWN: A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Meluch has long been fascinated by natural sounds and the textures of decay. He began playing piano before his feet could reach the pedals. He is a veteran drummer of a half-dozen bands and an avid collector of instruments and analog devices, although Meluch relies on guitar and voice as the basis for his work as Beno't Pioulard.
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