Local man plays for wild crowds.
The activity threatens the existence of key Lansing-area music venues.
Lansing has the 10th most metal bands per capita in the United States. Detroit is 28th and Grand Rapids is 40th.
The appeal of sampling is more than just nostalgia for an old song that creates new music. It’s an homage to early inspirational artists and that just makes current artists feel good.
The perils of a career in music include bad backs, sprained fingers, twisted ankles, mental anguish and the traumas from fans unsupportive of crowd-surfing.
Working a shift at a food truck can get you good, cheap seats at a music festival.
Passionate female and gender-nonconforming artists are pushing boundaries locally and elsewhere in Michigan.
This festival is so deeply rooted in the community it is spread across multiple venues, including homes, clubs and restaurants.
It’s a platform to live out failed dreams of super stardom.
Check out “Morts” in Lansing for a mix of classic standards and “funky soul jazz.”