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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

Punk preservation

Touch and Go magazine chronicled hardcore history, as seen by two fans from the lansing Underground

by Rich Tupica
At night, Vee and Stimson, both in their mid-20s at the time, would sit in Vee’s second-floor apartment in downtown Williamston and listen to new, ultra-limited pressings of hardcore punk, post-punk, even second-wave ska. They would browse the bins at Flat, Black Circular in East Lansing for the latest Black Flag singles.
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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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Wednesday, June 9,2010

A duo's do-overs

by Rich Tupica
“These are things we talk about more than we write about ' but you can still find those ideas intermixed in our songs as well,” Peterson said. “It’s funny, because Nervous but Excited is funny and quirky; that’s what we are as people and on stage. We have a fun side.
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Wednesday, May 19,2010

The Bop is back

Bop (Harvey) reunites for Art Festival concert

by Rich Tupica
After forming in 1984, Bop (Harvey) began a trip through reggae, soul, Latin, funk and psychedelic rock with one goal in mind: to make each crowd dance their asses off. Which is what the East Lansing band did for 10 years ' all the while keeping busier than most local acts.
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

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

In vinyl veritas

by Rich Tupica
The label saw its biggest success in 2009 with the release of the Frontier Ruckus double-LP, "The Orion Songbook/Way Upstate and the Crippled Summer pt. 1" The label’s next record is from Sunil Sawani of Troy, Mich., who Krohn calls “the best songwriter you’ve never heard of.
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