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Wednesday, July 3,2013

Motor City's Burning: Excerpts from 'Detroit Rock City'

Local author talks to Iggy, Alice, Jack and more

by Rich Tupica
Local author, journalist and City Pulse columnist Steve Miller has a long history with Detroit rock ’n’ roll. Miller started going to the Motor City in the ‘70s to watch now legendary rock bands he’d read about in Creem Magazine.
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Wednesday, July 3,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
he Expendables have been playing their brand of reggae rock for 15 years, mixing in just a hint of ‘80’s guitar. The Santa Cruz natives headline Sunday at The Loft.
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Wednesday, June 26,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Suicide Machines make a rare small club appearance Friday at Mac's Bar. The Suicide Machines were formed in March 1991 by Jason Navarro (vocals) and Dan Lukacinsky (guitar, vocals).
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Wednesday, June 19,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Seattle folk-pop band Ivan & Alyosha released its new album "All The Times We Had" earlier this year on Dualtone Records. The full-length debut is a follow up to the well-received 2011 "Fathers Be Kind" EP. Monday, the band headlines an all-ages show at Mac's Bar.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical Landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Michigan DJ Olympics, in its fourth year, is a statewide DJ competition held annually in Lansing. Hosted by Boxcar Management, it pits 16 DJs from all over the state against each other. The competition is a four-category battle for gold, silver and bronze medals.
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Wednesday, June 5,2013

Heavy meta

Local group transcends rocks genres on Pantera singer's label

by Rich Tupica
Metal groups usually stick close to a specific sub-genre — speed, thrash, doom, death. The rockers who make up local outfit Cavalcade don't seem concerned with the parameters set by their metal forefathers or fitting in with the hardcore purists.
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Wednesday, June 5,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
After spending over a month touring the country, Lansing band People's Temple plays a hometown gig Friday at The Loft.
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Wednesday, May 29,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Lansing Symphony received a grant from the City of Lansing to host a free Summer Pops Concert June 5 at Adado Riverfront Park. This is the 20th Anniversary of the Lansing Parks & Recreation's "Free Concerts in the Park."
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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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