Who doesn't love a great cover band? Of course, there are a ton of great original music bands out there who still play covers to keep their chops sharp or test their rigs during soundcheck, and a slew of Michigan ones are putting on a covers show at the Loft on Friday.
Friday: So much to do this weekend! Eight Ball Grifter made their mark on the Michigan music scene with
their driving “punkabilly,” packing a punch with lots of punk, twang and
rock n’ roll. The guys, who now all live in different locales, will
come together to play a special reunion show April 19 at Mac’s. The gig
is long overdue, and this girl can’t wait.
Check out my full interview with the band in this week's What's On Local Music Beat.
This Saturday marks the sixth annual Record Store Day, a day set aside to celebrate the culture of the record shop. The national event brings together locally-owned shops for one big day of sales and exclusive releases, in-store performances, meet and greets and appearances by musicians.
Lansing's Mark Kroos is raking in big YouTube numbers. His
new video, "Mark Kroos Plays Dueling Banjos from Deliverance by Himself," recently
topped over 350,000 views, causing much buzz in the blogosphere.
showers bring May...concerts? Yeah, I think the saying goes something like that.
Regardless, you don't have to wait until May to enjoy some great shows this
Check out the debut Local Music Beat Minute podcast below, featuring a short round-up of five local April shows. This month brings local gigs featuring alternative rockers Anberlin, singer-songwriter Joshua Davis and more. Of course, this is only a sampling of shows hitting local venues this month, and keep checking back this month for more on other big happenings.
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Young Lansing-based singer-songwriter Grant Woell is sings about everything from faith to pursuing his dreams. Woell has a new single out, "Make It Up As We Go," and you can check it out with the Soundcloud player below.
"I'm really excited to release 'Make It Up As We
Go,'" Woell said. "it's a fun love song about living in the moment and not worrying about
Woell is a big hit on YouTube and recenly racked up tens of thousands of views of his acoustic cover of One Direction's "Kiss You." Check it out here. For more on the promising singer-songwriter, head to Woell's official website.