The Verve Pipe with Triple Lindy and Wally Pleasant
Verve Pipe, which formed in Lansing in 1992, cut its teeth in the mid-Michigan rock scene. Verve Pipes Lansing roots are still strong in the area, Tupica said. Back in the 90s, they went from local guys playing the Small Planet to being on MTV and getting international airplay.
While Verve Pipe was never able to recreate the commercial success of Villains, it has continued to perform and record albums, including two popular childrens albums. Its most recent album, Overboard, was released in 2014. For locals looking to go back in time to 1996, this is the perfect concert, Tupica said. Ive been told the band is re-learning songs they havent played in years. It will be a special night for Verve Pipe fans.
East Lansing's most radical 80's tribute band, Triple Lindy will open Friday's show. Then Wally Pleasant performs his 1992 "Songs About Stuff" LP. Our Saturday night line up is James Gardin, great positive hip-hop/soul with a live band. He's also in the 'Final Five' of his category in the Top of the Town right now! Also on Saturday is Stefanie Haapalaa! Plus we have a punchy punk rock band know by the name of City Mouse and to close out the night is Elliot Street Lunatic, an atmospheric pop-rock quartet from Lansing.
Don't wait for the prime time bands -- be at the stage from Noon to 5 pm where multi-cultural performances fill the stage with unique rhythms, movement, music and costumes celebrating the heritages of Ireland, Korea and the Middle East!
PRIME TIME BANDS:
4:30-6:00: James Gardin
6:30-7:30: Stefanie Haapla
9:30-10:30: Elliot Street Lunatic