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Thursday, April 12 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 18kknd, $5, 9 p.m.
Detroit electro-techno duo Adult., a fixture in the Motor City scene since the mid-’90s, headlines Thursday at The Avenue Café. The Capital City Film Fest-hosted show also features sets from Craig Doepker, Dirt Room and Tall&Blonde. Known for its brand of anxious synth-pop, Adult. is comprised of married couple Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller — who also operate Ersatz Audio, an electro-punk label. Adult. debuted in 1998 and promptly made a name for itself after delivering a stark, memorable set at the firstever Detroit Electronic Music Festival. Since then, the pair have released six full-length albums and a stack of EPs and singles—including 2013’s “The Way Things Fall” on Ghostly International and 2017’s “Detroit House Guests” via Mute Records. In November, Jack White’s label—Third Man— documented the duo’s dynamic stage show with the release of “Adult.: Live at Third Man Records.”
Video now available on YouTube, type in the search bar: “Taylor Taylor All Day.”
Okemos native Taylor Taylor has emerged as one of Lansing area’s top singer-songwriters over the past seven years, performing her signature brand of jazzy, classical-inspired pop music at small clubs but also Common Ground Music Festival, Silver Bells in the City and Wings Stadium. After debuting with a self-titled EP in 2012, two years later she was dubbed “Artist of the Year” by indi.com as her single, “Right Here,” was picked up by Pandora. In January, Taylor, 21, dropped her latest release, the “Closer” EP as she was packing her bags for her new home base of Los Angeles. Over the weekend, Taylor debuted the music video for her mellow new single “All Day.” The video, now streamed on Taylor’s YouTube account, was shot and directed by fellow Okemos native Mikayla Reighley back in January.
Friday, April 13 @ MSU Community Music School, 4930 Hagadorn Rd, East Lansing. All ages, $20, $18 members, $5 students, 7:30 pm
Since 1981, Uncle Bonsai has performed its three-part harmonies, offering up lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek songs like “Problems in the First World,” “Cheerleaders on Drugs” and “Penis Envy.” The Seattle Times describes their catalog as “sour-sweet songs, written for grown-ups,” while The New York Times praised their folk-pop songbook as a “level of craft not often seen in pop.” While the group — which headlines Friday at the Ten Pound Fiddle — had a few hiatuses over the last 37 years, it periodically returns with a new acoustic-pop album. In its first eight years, three LPs emerged, including “A Lonely Grain of Corn,” “Boys Want Sex in the Morning,” and “Myn Ynd Wymyn.” In September 2017, the group released its ninth album, “The Family Feast: The Study of the Human Condition, First World Problems, and the Lasting Physiological and Psychological Effects of Eating Our Young.”