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Wednesday, May 14,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Fuel at The Loft - Friday, May 23. Post-grunge band Fuel hit the Billboard charts in 1998 with its major label debut, “Sunburn.” The album spawned hit songs “Shimmer” and “Bittersweet.” By 2000 “Sunburn” sold 1 million copies and was cert...
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

The big grapple

Flying high with Lansing-area pro wrestlers

by Rich Tupica
You don’t need to be a pro wrestling fan to know who Hulk Hogan, the Rock and Batista are, but the Mysterious Movado, the Soul Shooters and Jack Thriller are probably flying under your radar. You may not have heard of them, but for Lansingarea pro wrestling fans, they represent a novel way to watching suplexes and burning hammers being thrown instead of on Monday Night RAW — they perform live locally about once a month.
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Wednesday, May 7,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas at The Loft - Saturday, May 10. Detroit native Jessica Hernandez is known for her Motowninfluenced rock ‘n’ soul. She also strays into jazz and blues territories, even blending in hints of Latin, surf rock and ‘60s girl group melodie...
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Wednesday, April 30,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Golf Clap at Macīs - Thursday, May 8. Golf Clap, an emerging electronic duo from Detroit, was voted 2014’s “Best Electronic Artist” by Real Detroit Weekly, and got buzz for its deep-house single, “Dream Trippin’,” on Grant Nelson’s Freeze Dried...
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Wednesday, April 23,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Slick Rick at The Loft - Friday, April 25 Hip-hop icon Slick Rick (real name Richard Walters) headlines his first American tour since his highly publicized immigration case. The Loft show features openers DJ Ruckus, Josef Coney Island, Rafa’el De La Ghetto, Ozay Moore and Ward Sk...
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Thursday, April 10,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
This week’s Turn it Down is dedicated to Capital City Film Festival’s live music roster. From indie rap to sludge metal, it spans a broad spectrum of modish sounds.
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Friday, April 4,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Plurals at Mac's - Mon. Apr 7 After spending February and March touring the Southeast, Southwest and all over Southern California, the Plurals, a Lansingbased rock ‘n’ roll trio, play its first local show in almost a year at Mac’s Bar. Opening the gig are Honah L...
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Wednesday, March 26,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Real Ghosts EP release - Sat. Mar 29th Local indie punk trio Real Ghosts releases its debut disc, the four-track EP, “In the Nervous Light.” The band is Vittorio Vettraino (guitar, drums, vocals), Holly Johnson (drums, bass, vocals) and Ian Eberhart (bass, keyboard, guitar)...
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Jackass of all trades

Exclusive Q&A with stuntman/comedian Steve-O

by Rich Tupica
British-born comedian/stuntman Stephen Gilchrist Glover, who goes by the nom de “Jackass” Steve-O, is famous for death defying stunts. He’s dangled from a wire over an alligator pond with raw meat in his jockstrap, pierced his cheek with a large-gauge fishhook before jumping into shark-infested waters and fired bottle rockets from his bum — all in a days work. Before that he had his own section in the irreverent, groundbreaking skateboarding magazine Big Brother.
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Wednesday, March 19,2014

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
New Canyons at Mac’s Bar - Thu. Mar 20 New Canyons is based out of Chicago, but the experimental group has local roots. “We’re really excited to perform in Lansing again,” said the group’s co-founder Andrew Marrah about their Thursday gig at Mac’s Bar. ...
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