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Wednesday, July 24,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
Nora Jane Struthers at Pump House Nora Jane Struthers is a Nashville-based Americana songwriter. Thursday she headlines a show at the Pump House concert series. Backing her are vocalist/guitarist P. J. George (bass), Joe Overton (clawhammer banjo), Drew Lawhorn (drums) and Aaron Jonah Lewis (fiddle).
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Wednesday, July 17,2013

TURN IT DOWN

A survey of Lansing's musical landscape

by Rich Tupica
The Used at The Loft Post-hardcore/screamo veterans The Used headline Sunday at The Loft. Opening the show is Life Remaining and Hidden Hospitals. The Used released their latest full length last year on its Hopeless imprint. This month, the band dropped 'The Ocean of the Sky,' a five-song EP.
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Wednesday, July 10,2013

Turn it down

A survey of Lansing's musical Landscape

by Rich Tupica
Wednesday — Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators The poufy-haired guitar legend has been known for his signature stove-pipe hat and shades since he joined Guns N' Roses in 1985. Slash (real name: Saul Hudson) gigged around the world with G N'R for 11 years and helped to sell millions of records.
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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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