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Wednesday, May 22,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Drake White, an EMI-signed singer/songwriter based in Nashville, plays the Whiskey Barrel Saloon on May 30. The Alabama native has a rootsy modern country sound, blended with southern gospel vibes.
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Wednesday, May 15,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Jammin' Round with Jamie-Sue Songwriters Series turns 10 years old at its season commencement concert Saturday in Dewitt. Among the diverse batch of performers are organizer Jamie-Sue Seal, Elden Kelly, Jason Dennie, and Greg Jenkinson & John Latini.
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Wednesday, May 8,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Mighty Uke Day is Michigan's largest ukulele festival. Held at various spots around Old Town, this will be the third iteration of the quirky two-day event, which consists workshops, performances — including a show by the Lansing Area Ukulele Group — children's activities and more.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Local radio personality and avid record collector Richard "Dick" Andrews died on March 13 at 71. A memorial service stocked with food and live music will be Sunday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1039 in Lansing.
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Wednesday, April 24,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Married couple Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine are a respected duo in the growing Michigan folk community. Friday, the pair will perform songs off their latest album, "New Flower," along with some other fan favorites, at their 5th annual Ten Pound Fiddle concert.
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Wednesday, April 17,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
American folk legend Tom Paxton has been writing and performing music for 50 years. Four years ago he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of Paxton's songs have become modern standards, including "The Last Thing on My Mind," "Bottle of Wine" and "Ramblin' Boy."
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Wednesday, April 10,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
This week's Turn it Down is a special edition dedicated to the live-music finale of the Capital City Film Fest. The shows are "all ages" and will be at The Loft (414 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing).
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Saturday, April 6,2013

Lansing radio battles through the static

Corporations call the shots in the new age of broadcasting

by Rich Tupica
How times have changed. After a number of corporate buyouts, much of the local on-air talent in Lansing (and beyond) is gradually being replaced by nationally syndicated shows that are recorded and produced in other regions of the country. Yet, somehow radio is still clinging to the “live and local” ideal.
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Wednesday, April 3,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Known as the "Belleville Three," Detroit producers Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson are heralded as the innovators of techno. Saturday, Saunderson performs at The Loft.
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Wednesday, March 27,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Lansing is typically stocked with rockin' roots shows, and this weekend is no exception. The Whiskey Pickers, a Lansing-based four-piece folk/bluegrass band, headline a bluegrass show Saturday at Mac's Bar.
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