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Friday, December 13,2013

Frontier Ruckus returns to Lansing, studio

City Pulse checks in with Matthew Milia of Frontier Ruckus on inspiration for the next album

by Rich Tupica
Friday, Dec. 13 — The members of Frontier Ruckus cut their teeth in the Michigan folk-rock scene while attending Michigan State University, though today they spend much of their time on the road or flying overseas playing gigs. The band, formed in 2003 by its 28-year-old chief songwriter Matthew Milia, is in the studio working on a fourth full-length album.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Verve Pipe at Charlotte Performing Arts - Sat. Dec 14 Not many Lansing bands have scored international hits and sold millions of records. The Verve Pipe scored now classic alt-rock hits, including 1996’s “The Freshman,” a No. 5 Billboard hit single on RCA Records. The ...
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Wednesday, December 4,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Way to Fall at Mac´s Bar - Thu. Dec 12 Way to Fall, a local polished punk band, headlines Dec. 12 at Mac’s Bar. Opening the all-ages show are Hometeam, Midwest Skies and Maybe Next Time. Way to Fall formed in 2008 when the band members were still in high school. Band members Se...
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Thursday, November 28,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
'Still Angsty Tour' at (SCENE) Metrospace - Wed. Dec 4th Three indie acts from across the map perform Dec. 4 at (SCENE) Metrospace. The package show, dubbed “All Grown Up, Still Angsty Tour,” includes The Saudades (from Cincinnati), Lauryn Peacock and Beards (Nas...
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Thursday, November 21,2013

Cheap Girls chat about upcoming LP, touring

Lansing power pop band returns for homecoming show after world tour

by Rich Tupica
It’s been a year since Cheap Girls last played Mac’s Bar, the venue where the members cut their teeth and quickly developed a dedicated following. The road warriors haven’t been hanging around Lansing much – as usual, the band’s been busy gigging across the United States and other continents.
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Wednesday, November 20,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Negative Approach at Mac's Bar - Fri. Nov 29th Detroit’s hardcore punk pioneers Negative Approach headlines a night of classic punk rock Nov. 29 at Mac’s Bar.
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Wednesday, November 13,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Lansing'euro;'s own Cheap Girls has spent the last four years not only touring the country in their reliable van, but also playing a non-stop flow of gigs, including jaunts across the U.K. and Australia. The road warriors return to Mac'euro;'s Bar on Nov. 23 for their first hometown show of the year.
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Wednesday, November 6,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
ANTiSEEN, a classic self-mutilating hillbilly-punk rock unit, headlines a night of raw rock 'euro;'n'euro;' roll Saturday at Mac'euro;'s Bar. Opening are The Hunky Newcomers, Nun Cuffs and Banned & Burned. For three decades ANTiSEEN has churned out 'euro;'destructo rock,'euro;' a style of punk that blends in elements of Southern rock and dabs of old-school metal.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Lavish and Mahogany

NYC-based band Mahogany headlines Broad Art Museum gala Friday night

by Rich Tupica
Mahogany may be billed as a New York City band, but the group’s deepest roots go back to its first show in 1995 at the now defunct Café Latté in East Lansing.
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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Turquoise Jeep at Mac´s Bar - Sat. Nov 2 Oddball YouTube sensation Turquoise Jeeps return to Mac’s Bar on Saturday; opening the all-ages show are local DJs Craig Doepker and Andy D. The video for Turquoise Jeep’s peculiar “Fried or Fertilized” (a song asking the question, “How you like your eggs?”) has logged over 3 million views and the single “Lemme Smang It” has racked up over 11 million views
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