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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 People´s Temple LP Release at Mac´s - 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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Thursday, February 20,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Days of Radio album release - Fri. Feb 21 Days of Radio, a four-piece Lansing/Grand Rapids-based power-pop outfit, releases its second LP, “Broadcast,” Friday at The Loft. Opening are The dt’s, Pacifier and Gigantaur. Days of Radio, formerly known as The Last Pop Ban...
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Thursday, February 20,2014

The Aimcriers release 'Solid State World' LP

Local rockers release new LP

by Rich Tupica
Thursday, Feb. 20 — The Aimcriers, a rustic rock ‘n’ roll band, may have started in Tempe, Ariz., but since 2005, they have established some deep roots in the mid-Michigan scene. The band includes Johnny Aimcrier (guitars, vocals), Andy Aimcrier (guitars, vocals), and drummer Danny Aimcrier. The trio releases its new vinyl LP, “Solid State World,” Saturday at The Record Lounge. Here’s what songwriter Johnny Aimcrier had to say about his band, and the new slab of wax.
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Friday, February 14,2014

'The Unlucky Seven': A depressing Valentine's Day mix

An alternative mixtape for those looking for a good, solid sulking this Valentine’s Day

by Rich Tupica
1. Chris Bell “I am the Cosmos” (1978) LISTEN HERE“Every night I tell myself I am the cosmos, I am the wind./ But that won’t get you back again."The late Chris Bell, of Big Star fame, wrote this profoundly emotive pop masterpiece detailing the psychosomatics o...
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Un-Valentine´s Show at ´The Fiddle´ - Fri. Feb 14 The 8th Annual Un-Valentine’s Day Show, showcasing “songs and tales of un-forgiveness, heartbreak, dysfunction and revenge,” happens Valentine’s Day at the Ten Pound Fiddle. Performing are Jamie-Sue Seal, John La...
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