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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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Wednesday, October 23,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
LUVS at Macs - Thu. Oct 31 The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle headlines Thursday at the annual Mac’s Bar Halloween Costume Party. Also performing are The Bard Owls and The Devil & His Brandy. The show also features a “spooky raffle prize.” LUVS, a 15-piece...
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Wednesday, October 16,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Electric Six at The Loft - Thu. Oct 17 The Detroit-based band Electric Six earned a cult following in 2003 with the “Danger! High Voltage” single, a high-energy, disco-rock song that featured backing vocals from Jack White of The White Stripes and The Dead Weather. The trac...
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Wednesday, October 9,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Tiempo Libre returns to mid-Michigan for a Thursday evening show at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. The three-time Grammy-nominated group mixes classical, jazz and Cuban music.
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Wednesday, October 2,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Johnny Mathis at Wharton - Thu. Oct 17 Legendary vocalist John Royce, better known as Johnny Mathis, has performed jazz and pop standards since his 1957 debut LP, “Wonderful, Wonderful.” At 77, Mathis is still touring and recording. His new album, “Sending You a L...
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Wednesday, September 25,2013

Prank in earnest

Oddball comedian swings through Lansing for two shows this weekend

by Rich Tupica
Tom Green may be best known for “The Tom Green Show,” an off kilter talk show that ran on MTV in 1999 and 2000. The show featured him tormenting his community with a seemingly unending barrage of bizarre pranks, such as painting a pornographic scene and the words “Slut Mobile” on his father’s car and coercing strangers in a grocery store to suck the teat of a cow he’d dragged inside.
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