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Thursday, April 10,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
This week’s Turn it Down is dedicated to Capital City Film Festival’s live music roster. From indie rap to sludge metal, it spans a broad spectrum of modish sounds.
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Friday, April 4,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Plurals at Mac's - Mon. Apr 7 After spending February and March touring the Southeast, Southwest and all over Southern California, the Plurals, a Lansingbased rock ‘n’ roll trio, play its first local show in almost a year at Mac’s Bar. Opening the gig are Honah L...
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Real Ghosts EP release - Sat. Mar 29th Local indie punk trio Real Ghosts releases its debut disc, the four-track EP, “In the Nervous Light.” The band is Vittorio Vettraino (guitar, drums, vocals), Holly Johnson (drums, bass, vocals) and Ian Eberhart (bass, keyboard, guitar)...
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Jackass of all trades

Exclusive Q&A with stuntman/comedian Steve-O

by Rich Tupica
British-born comedian/stuntman Stephen Gilchrist Glover, who goes by the nom de “Jackass” Steve-O, is famous for death defying stunts. He’s dangled from a wire over an alligator pond with raw meat in his jockstrap, pierced his cheek with a large-gauge fishhook before jumping into shark-infested waters and fired bottle rockets from his bum — all in a days work. Before that he had his own section in the irreverent, groundbreaking skateboarding magazine Big Brother.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
New Canyons at Mac’s Bar - Thu. Mar 20 New Canyons is based out of Chicago, but the experimental group has local roots. “We’re really excited to perform in Lansing again,” said the group’s co-founder Andrew Marrah about their Thursday gig at Mac’s Bar. ...
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Wednesday, March 12,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Sex Pistol & New York Doll at The Loft - Wed. Mar 19 Two punk gods are headed to Lansing to perform an all-ages rock show. Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols and Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls bring their band, the Sex Dolls, to The Loft. Opening the show is the Plurals. Matloc...
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Peopleīs Temple LP Release at Macīs - Sat. Mar 8. Since 2007, The People’s Temple has released LPs and 7-inches for a number of indie labels. Last year, the Lansing-based band travelled to Nashville to record a single for Jack White’s Third Man Records. Saturday, the ba...
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Thursday, February 27,2014

Q&A: Delicious Bass raise funds for new LP at (SCENE)

Local American, roots-rock band spans Hank Williams and the Black Keys

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Feb. 27 — Delicious Bass (as in the fish) isn’t just a notable line from “Napoleon Dynamite.” It’s also a local roots-rock band with a knack for casting lines in the Great Lakes. On Friday the band plays (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing to raise funds for a new album.
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Wednesday, February 26,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
This story was corrected on Feb. 27. An earlier version incorrectly stated the venue of Connie Kaldor's Ten Pound Fiddle concert Friday. She will perform at Unitarian Universalist Church in East Lansing. Liz Longley at the Pump House - Fri. Feb 28th According to Liz Longley's ...
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Friday, February 21,2014

Days of Radio releases 'Broadcast' EP

Former 19 Wheels members keep on rollin’

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Feb. 21 — Days of Radio, a four-piece Lansing/Grand Rapids-based power-pop outfit, releases its second LP, “Broadcast,” tonight at The Loft in downtown Lansing. The band, which plays a ‘90s-tinged brand of alt-rock, debuted in 2008 with the “Keep It Down” EP. Locals may remember band member Scott Owens as a member of the Michigan-based rock band 19 Wheels; here’s what he had to say.
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