Frontier Ruckus 5/4 at The Loft

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Frontier Ruckus in Lansing photo by John Hanson

Michigan’s most cherished folk-rock band, Frontier Ruckus, will be celebrating the beginning of summertime at The Loft Friday, May 4 with supporting act Gifts or Creatures.

Frontier Ruckus formed in East Lansing and has been gallivanting around the states, and beyond, since their first album release, “I Am The Water You Are Pumping,” in 2007. Since then, the band has gained national and international attention, allotting them to play at Bonnaroo Music Festival and on NPR alongside John Oates of Hall and Oates.

Known for singer Matthew Millia’s sensitive and elegantly crafted lyrics, the six members of Frontier Ruckus also play banjo, trumpet, musical saw, melodica and percussion, soothing their listeners into a prairie land abyss. With traditional bluegrass influence, Frontier Ruckus has the ability to caress the listeners frailest ailments through harmonic plucks and warmth of Millia’s timbre.

The band is set to release a third album, “Eternity of Dimming,” but a date has not been announced.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets are available at Flat Black and Circular (East Lansing) and Music Manor (Lansing) or online through Fusion Shows.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

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