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Wednesday, August 18,2010

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

Brackx talks smack

by Rich Tupica
Local punk scene veteran Chaz Brackx (formerly of The Chirps) filmed a promotional video for a Chaz Brackx & the Tight Teens show at Mac’s Bar; it stirred up some controversy among Lansing musicians after it was posted on the Turn it Down Facebook page (it’s still posted for those interested).
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Wednesday, August 11,2010

More than meets the eye and ear

Looking for guitar-strumming protest singers? They’re not at the Great Lakes Folk Festival. But if you want Detroit blues, Celtic classics and a salute to the green movement, look no further

by Rich Tupica
“Actually, we exclude that kind of music,” said Lora Helou, the festival’s marketing and communications director. “That is something you might see at the Newport Folk Festival. What we present are not the Peter Paul and Mary types, not the singer/songwriters.
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Wednesday, August 11,2010

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

Metal health check-up

by Rich Tupica
For those who didn’t score tickets to this year’s Ozzfest, Mac’s Bar will have a sample of the head-banging greatness on Wednesday, Aug. 18 when Goatwhore takes a day off from its tour with Ozzy.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

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

Bouncing with Bob Log

by Rich Tupica
Playing quick Delta blues is only half the story for Bob Log III, a Tucson, Arizona-based one-man band. His finger-picking, slide guitar style may be his signature sound, but he is also known for his wild shows.
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Wednesday, July 21,2010

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

Un-Common Ground

by Rich Tupica
Walking the roped paths at the 11th Annual Common Ground Festival you can see a broad range of music lovers. Attendees vary from retired folks in lawn chairs to high school students screaming at the front of the stage. Not many events in Lansing do that.
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Wednesday, July 14,2010

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

In with the ’Old’

by Rich Tupica
While its official release isn’t until July 20, Bermuda Mohawk Productions will host the Frank and Earnest "Old Francis” EP release show on Friday. Frank and Earnest consists of ex- and current members of the Lansing-based Cartridge Family, The Tease, Hell or Highwater and Shoelace.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

The fix was in

by Rich Tupica
Along with the Crucifucks, The Fix was one of the few Lansing acts TG raved about. The band lasted from 1980-82, was known for a dynamically fast live show and opened for Black Flag at Club DooBee in Haslett in 1981. That same year, The Fix became one of TG’s first independent 7-inch releases.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

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

A quick guide to Common Ground

by Rich Tupica
11th Annual Common Ground Music Festival Monday, July 12-Sunday, July 18 @ Adado Waterfront Park, between Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Street, Lansing For ticket information, visit www.commongroundfest.com/Tickets, or call (800) 585-3737..
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

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

SINcere about hip hop

by Rich Tupica
SINcere will also host the 4th annual 517 Summer Jam, a Mic Club concert on Friday, July 2, at Mac’s Bar. Aside from it being the release party for “Private Conversations Out Loud,” a new album by SINcere, a crew of other local emcees will take the stage.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

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

Three ways to rock

by Rich Tupica
Here are some local shows that will satisfy the blues dudes, as well as the country twangers and crusty punks..
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