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Wednesday, October 30,2013

Turn it Down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Turquoise Jeep at Macīs 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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Wednesday, September 25,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Meat Puppets - Wed. Oct 2nd. When the Kirkwood brothers took the stage in 1993 to back up Nirvana on MTVīs “Unplugged,” theyīd already been playing the underground rock circuit for a shade under 15 years.
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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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