America’s beloved ‘I LOVE LUCY’ comes to life and color on Wharton’s stage

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Story by Sarah Spohn “You’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!” Chances are you know the line. It’s from the most beloved program in television history, CBS’s iconic hit sitcom I LOVE LUCY. The… Continue reading

JiveOne5even hosts first ever #lovelansing party

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Story by Sarah Spohn What started off as an underground t-shirt making gig has now flourished into a collaborative art project. Lansing residents Marcus Cottom and Paul Vetne founded JiveOne5even (pronounced Jive One… Continue reading

Pop Punk Powerhouses to fill Mac’s Bar

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Before the big pop punk Get Stoked show  at Mac’s, Ryan Ykimoff from Midwest Skies and Maybe Next Time’s Matthew Grodus spoke with me about pop punk influences, current sounds and all the… Continue reading

Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack talks Tom’s- Tom Waite and plenty of other tomfoolery things

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While on the Commit This To Memory (CTTM) tenth anniversary tour with Motion City Soundtrack, Justin Pierre spoke with me before the band’s show at The Intersection on Sunday, Jan. 18 in Grand… Continue reading

Dinner & a Suit Stops by WLNZ studio and shows love for mitten state

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ast Wednesday, Nov. 19 Nashville-based indie rock band Dinner and a Suit stopped by the WLNZ studio in Lansing before their show at Mac’s Bar.

The boys of the band(cousins from New Jersey Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta, longtime friend Anthony Genca and Nashville native Drew Scheur) sat down for a little interview and an acoustic performance of their song “Can’t Get Enough.”

Yellowcard Still Feels so Right

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Florida’s own rock band Yellowcard is returning to the alternative pop punk world. If you’re one of the millions of black t-shirt and Etnies sneaker-wearing teenagers who sung along to every word of “Ocean Avenue,” then get ready to rock. Again.

Boyce Avenue: A Band of Brothers on the Road Again

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What better way to bond with your brothers than to create a band together. That’s just what Sarasota, Florida brothers Alejandro, Fabian and Daniel Manzano did. Music wasn’t anything out of the ordinary for this family, but the way they rose to fame might have been a little less predictable.

Exclusive Interview with Everclear’s Art Alexakis

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Before his show with Everclear and Collective Soul at The Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Everclear frontman Art Alexakis spoke with me over phone on all things rock. The year is 1995.… Continue reading

Up and coming Jersey band aims for the Springsteen stars

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Story by Sarah Spohn, WLNZ Social Media Manager It’s hard to imagine a time when Bruce Springsteen wasn’t selling out arena venues. But just like every other musical artist, even Springsteen had to… Continue reading

Grand Ledge bluesy funk rock band debuts new album, “Wherever We Land”

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Story by Sarah Spohn, WLNZ 89.7 Everything you ever loved about ’90s music is back, and better than ever. I’m not talking about the sugary pop teenagers like Brittney or Christina, I mean… Continue reading