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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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Wednesday, September 4,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Continental, a Quincy, Mass.-based band headlining Monday at Mac’s Bar, plays a blend of rock that draws influences from punk, country, folk and blues. Opening are The Devilīs Cut, The Proud Flesh, The Whiskey Pickers and The Tosspints.
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Free outdoor concert at Broad Museum Broad Museum MSU, 547 E Circle Drive, East Lansing, FREE, all ages, 6 p.m. MSU’s Broad Art Museum and City Pulse co-host a free concert on the grass outside the museum, at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Collingwood Street. Show starts promptly at 6 p.m. Co-headlining the event are local rock/indie bands The Peopleīs Temple and Wayne Szalinski.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Lights & Caves Since forming eight months ago, the Lansing-based indie band Lights and Caves has already played alongside MGMT at the 2013 Common Ground Music Festival and recorded its upcoming debut album, “In Satori.” The album-release show happens Saturday at The Loft.
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Friday, August 16,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Tyler Hilton & Ryan Cabrera Poppy, MTV-approved singer/songwriters Tyler Hilton and Ryan Cabrera co-headline a night of acoustic music Saturday at Mac’s Bar. Hilton, 29, moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and self-released his debut album. He also got an acting gig on “One Tree Hill” and starred as Elvis Presley in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line.”
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Wednesday, August 7,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Diana Krall at Wharton Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall has had eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. The two time Grammy winner’s world tour stops at the Wharton Center on Sept. 28.
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