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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Golden road

Q&A: Gordon Lightfoot plays Wharton on 50th anniversary tour

by Rich Tupica
Bob Dylan once said that when he heard a Gordon Lightfoot song, he wished it would last forever. The two songwriters came up through the ‘60s music scene together, churning out folk tunes that have become standards.
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Wednesday, June 18,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Kongos at The Loft - Mon. June 23%u2028Kongos has its roots in South Africa and London, but the band, which headlines an all-ages show at the Loft, is based in Phoenix these days. The folk-rock group is composed of four brothers who are the sons of songwriter John Kongos (who scored a hit...
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Wednesday, June 11,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Black Flag at The Avenue Cafe - Wednesday, June 18. Iconic hardcore punk band Black Flag plays its only Michigan date, at the Avenue Café on June 18. The band’s lineup features only one original member, guitarist Greg Ginn, who’s also been peculiarly playing a theremin on r...
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Wednesday, June 4,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Pumstock Festival For the last five years, East Lansing’s Bailey neighborhood residents Geraldine and Dudley “Smitty” Smith have been booking Americana acts at the Orchard Street Pump House, 368 Orchard St. In 2010 they branched out and organized the first PumpStock, ...
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Thursday, May 29,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Rebel Pictures-hosted show at Midtown - Saturday, May 31. Graham Lindsey has a style of folk Rolling Stone called “both hick and haunting.” Lindsey, who just released his “Digging up Birds” disc, plays Midtown Brewing Co. He’ll be joined on stage by his w...
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Wednesday, May 21,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Know Lyfe $1 show - Thursday, May 29. Local progressive-metal band Know Lyfe is rolling back ticket prices to $1 on May 29. The band’s $1 show at the Loft includes performances from Of Virtue, Ground Tracer, Heed the Assailant and Recorruptor. Know Lyfe singer Alfonso Civile spea...
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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Fuel at The Loft - Friday, May 23. Post-grunge band Fuel hit the Billboard charts in 1998 with its major label debut, “Sunburn.” The album spawned hit songs “Shimmer” and “Bittersweet.” By 2000 “Sunburn” sold 1 million copies and was cert...
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

The big grapple

Flying high with Lansing-area pro wrestlers

by Rich Tupica
You don’t need to be a pro wrestling fan to know who Hulk Hogan, the Rock and Batista are, but the Mysterious Movado, the Soul Shooters and Jack Thriller are probably flying under your radar. You may not have heard of them, but for Lansingarea pro wrestling fans, they represent a novel way to watching suplexes and burning hammers being thrown instead of on Monday Night RAW — they perform live locally about once a month.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at The Loft - Saturday, May 10. Detroit native Jessica Hernandez is known for her Motowninfluenced rock ‘n’ soul. She also strays into jazz and blues territories, even blending in hints of Latin, surf rock and ‘60s girl group melodie...
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Golf Clap at Mac´s - Thursday, May 8. Golf Clap, an emerging electronic duo from Detroit, was voted 2014’s “Best Electronic Artist” by Real Detroit Weekly, and got buzz for its deep-house single, “Dream Trippin’,” on Grant Nelson’s Freeze Dried...
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