Weekend of Live Music Showcases Local Artists, Female-Fronted Acts

Friday, September 23, 2016, 9:43 am
By: 
Samuel Sprague

Poster art: David McGuffie

The Record Lounge is kicking off a weekend of great live entertainment tonight (9/23/16) with show #2 in a series called The Record Lounge Collective. The Record Lounge will transform their shop into a meeting point for all forms of local art to come together and happen in one space.

Artists David McGuffie, Molly Rae Hamilton, Vinyl Rhino, and Tom Wright will have their art on display inside and outside of the store. For this special event, the store will be open for extended hours, so you could pop in, check out the local art exhibits and perhaps catch some live music, all while picking up that one vinyl record you’ve been meaning to get your hands on.

Musical performances for this event are anticipated to include metal, experimental and house. Music starts at 8PM, and as always at The Record Lounge, all ages are welcome. You can check out the full lineup and RSVP on the event’s Facebook event page. The Record Lounge is located at 111 Division Street, in East Lansing.

Courtesy of The Avenue

On Saturday (9/24/16), the Avenue is hosting a fundraiser event called Grrrls Just Wanna Have Fun for Helping Women Period, a non-profit organization that supplies shelters with feminine hygiene products. The organization’s mission is “to help ensure that all women have the products they need, when they need them. We are supplying shelters, food banks, and homeless organizations with feminine hygiene items.”

The lineup at the Avenue for Saturday’s fundraiser features fifteen acts, all of them female-fronted and spanning many different genres. The daytime show begins at noon with several solo acoustic acts, as well as a stand-up comedy performance from Taylor De La Ossa. The evening show starts at 7:00PM and features some of Lansing’s most unrelenting, female-fronted alt-rock bands, such as Luxury Flux, girlband, and Odds Fish, just to name a few. In addition, the Record Lounge will have a pop up shop set up at the Avenue so you can browse their vinyl between sets.

Helping Women Period will have donation bins for boxed tampons or pads set up at the Avenue throughout the show, and will also be accepting monetary donations for the cause. The daytime show will be followed by talks by Lysne Beckwith Tait from Helping Women Period and many others, to shed light on the issues that inspired the fundraising event.

The Avenue is located at 2021 E Michigan Ave. This a free event, although donations are strongly encouraged.