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Wednesday, September 18,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Michael McDonald - Sat. Dec 21st Tickets for Michael McDonald’s “This Christmas: An Evening of Holiday & Hits” are on sale at whartoncenter.com. McDonald is best known for his soulful vocals and keyboard skills in the Doobie Brothers from 1976 to 1982.
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Wednesday, September 11,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Music with a Mission Fiesta - Sept 19, 20 & 23 A lengthy list of area musicians are booked for the Music with a Mission Fiesta on the State Capitol lawn. The festival, co-sponsored by the Lansing Peace Education Center, is a food and donation drive for the Volunteers of America on Larch Street.
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Wednesday, September 4,2013

Welcome back

City Pulse hosts rock concert at MSU's art museum

by Rich Tupica
In 1994, East Lansing was exploding with live rock music. Rising bands such as Weezer, the Verve Pipe and Kid Rock made the college town a staple on their national tours. But by 2000, the last of the rock-themed bars had closed, and the music scene was turned over to dance music DJs and occasional cover bands.
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Wednesday, September 4,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Continental, a Quincy, Mass.-based band headlining Monday at Mac’s Bar, plays a blend of rock that draws influences from punk, country, folk and blues. Opening are The Devil´s Cut, The Proud Flesh, The Whiskey Pickers and The Tosspints.
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Free outdoor concert at Broad Museum Broad Museum MSU, 547 E Circle Drive, East Lansing, FREE, all ages, 6 p.m. MSU’s Broad Art Museum and City Pulse co-host a free concert on the grass outside the museum, at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Collingwood Street. Show starts promptly at 6 p.m. Co-headlining the event are local rock/indie bands The People´s Temple and Wayne Szalinski.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Lights & Caves Since forming eight months ago, the Lansing-based indie band Lights and Caves has already played alongside MGMT at the 2013 Common Ground Music Festival and recorded its upcoming debut album, “In Satori.” The album-release show happens Saturday at The Loft.
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Friday, August 16,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Tyler Hilton & Ryan Cabrera Poppy, MTV-approved singer/songwriters Tyler Hilton and Ryan Cabrera co-headline a night of acoustic music Saturday at Mac’s Bar. Hilton, 29, moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and self-released his debut album. He also got an acting gig on “One Tree Hill” and starred as Elvis Presley in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line.”
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Diana Krall at Wharton Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall has had eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. The two time Grammy winner’s world tour stops at the Wharton Center on Sept. 28.
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Wednesday, July 31,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Coolio at The Loft Looking for some ‘90s nostalgia? Coolio headlines The Loft on Aug. 8. The crazy-haired, 49-year old rapper won a “Best Rap Performance” Grammy Award in 1996 for his hit single, “Gangsta’s Paradise.” The track was featured on the “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack and sold over 4 million copies.
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Wednesday, July 24,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Nora Jane Struthers at Pump House Nora Jane Struthers is a Nashville-based Americana songwriter. Thursday she headlines a show at the Pump House concert series. Backing her are vocalist/guitarist P. J. George (bass), Joe Overton (clawhammer banjo), Drew Lawhorn (drums) and Aaron Jonah Lewis (fiddle).
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