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Wednesday, January 26,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
The show is raising funds for a documentary about Karp, a defunct Washington-based band that reflected the sounds of the Melvins and Black Sabbath. “Karp Lives: A Documentary Film About a Band Called Karp” traces the band’s career, which lasted from 1990 to 1998.
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Wednesday, January 19,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
This year’s lineup includes a long list of local indie rock, punk and singer/songwriters. Bands on the main stage will play 40-minute sets, with acoustic acts performing shorter sets on a secondary stage during the usual lull for set-up and tear-down..
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

LansingMusic.tv rocks the Web

Three guys from Dewitt launched a music channel to showcase noteworthy local performers

by Rich Tupica
With a few digital cameras and computer programs, LansingMusic.tv founders Sean Bradley, Casey Cavanaugh and Austin Howard produce interviews and shoot live performances by local musicians from every genre. The DIY station also posts written album reviews, show previews and other local news.
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Wednesday, January 12,2011

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

by Rich Tupica
Blues guitarist extraordinaire Bobby Murray played guitar for Etta James for 25 years and recorded with B.B. King and T-Bone Walker. On Friday, the Bobby Murray Band performs at Leroy’s Classic Bar & Grill.
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Wednesday, January 5,2011

Looking Back & Looking Ahead: Music

Record labels, venues keep on rockin’

by Rich Tupica
Ramseur Records (which has also released Avett Brothers records), and continued a rigorous tour schedule. The band’s latest album, “Deadfalls and Nightmalls,” was released July 20. As for 2011, Frontier Ruckus has already booked another tour across the U.
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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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