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10/26/2012

Weekend Riff: Lansing Electronic Artist Kollective, Quiet Company, Flobots and More

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-Thurday: Born from Taylor Muse's (Vocals/Guitar/Piano) bass guitar work in Eisley as well as his former band the Connotations, Austin-based Quiet Company (below) is a group with promise. The band took home 10 awards at this year’s Austin Music Awards and are currently out promoting their third album, “We Are All Where We Belong.” Catch the budding starlets at the Intersection in Grand Rapids on Thurday.

-Friday: Minneapolis-based electro-rock band Roster McCabe formed in 2006 with the vision of bring together soul-filled vocals, loud guitar riffs and catchy programming. Catch the group -- Alex Steele (lead vocals, keys), Mike Daum (lead guitar), Drew Preiner (guitars, synths, programming, vocals), Jeff Peterson (drums, vocals) and Scott Muellenberg (bass, vocals) -- at the Loft along with Gentlemen Hall this Friday.

Quiet Company

-Saturday: The Lansing Electronic Artist Kollective (LEAK) hosts an electronic music event at the Loft this Saturday. The producer/DJ for the night is Detroit’s Kyle Hall (above), with opening sets from Robert Perry, Roque Ybarra and Andy Lynch. Since the event falls right around Halloween, costumes are encouraged. Hall is a big name in the genre, so this is a show not to be missed! Tickets are $10 at the door, and for more information, head to www.theloftlansing.com.

-Saturday: Get your alt-rock shoes on, because the Flobots are in town! The "Handlebars" band make a stop at the Loft in Lansing on Saturday for an early show, and it's a Fusion Shows gig.

-Sunday: East Harvest’s fusion of rock, soul and reggae is crafted by Adrian Sanchez (vocals, guitar), Royce Phillips Jr. (sax), Jordan Otto (drums), Connor Ralph (percussion, vocals) and Joe Vasquez (bass). Brought together by a mutual love for a wide range of music, the four friends began playing music together in 2010 and have stayed strong ever since.

The band makes a stop at Mac’s in Lansing on Sunday, opening for Kishi Bashi. Read a full interview with the band in this week’s Lansing State Journal Local Music Beat.

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