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  • Inaugural Saginaw Blues Festival starts off close to home

    Inaugural Saginaw Blues Festival starts off close to home

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:11:18 GMT
    Mid-Michigan bluesman Larry McCray comes home for the first Saginaw Blues Festival.
    Mid-Michigan bluesman Larry McCray comes home for the first Saginaw Blues Festival.
  • Dave Mason's past becomes his future

    Dave Mason's past becomes his future

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:25:45 GMT
    Founding Traffic member Dave Mason talks about the inspiration for his Traffic Jam project and how he hopes it continues to evolve.
    Founding Traffic member Dave Mason talks about the inspiration for his Traffic Jam project and how he hopes it continues to evolve.
  • Rusted Root bring their unique sound to an interesting venue

    Rusted Root bring their unique sound to an interesting venue

    Monday, July 7 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-07 16:00:40 GMT
    Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki discusses the band's connection with Michigan, their new crowd funding campaign and their plans for their 25th anniversary next year.
    Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki discusses the band's connection with Michigan, their new crowd funding campaign and their plans for their 25th anniversary next year.
  • Wayne Kramer discusses the passing of his mentor and friend Detroit jazz trumpeter Dr. Charles Moore

    Wayne Kramer discusses the passing of his mentor and friend Detroit jazz trumpeter Dr. Charles Moore

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:22:13 GMT
    Wayne Kramer reflects on the life of his longtime collaborator and friend Dr. Charles Moore, and discusses what happens next with his tour plans.
    Wayne Kramer reflects on the life of his longtime collaborator and friend Dr. Charles Moore, and discusses what happens next with his tour plans.
  • Sevendust brings a new flavor to Flint

    Sevendust brings a new flavor to Flint

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-01 18:21:35 GMT
    "I feel like when you do an acoustic set, you're under the microscope," Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon says. "And it's a good thing. It showcases the vocals more, it showcases your ability to play guitar and ability to translate these songs into an acoustic version. It's not the easiest thing sometimes."Sevendust will be very much under the microscope at The Machine Shop in Flint tonight for an acoustic performance. And while the guitars might look a little different on stage, LJ says the...
    "I feel like when you do an acoustic set, you're under the microscope," Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon says. "And it's a good thing. It showcases the vocals more, it showcases your ability to play guitar and ability to translate these songs into an acoustic version. It's not the easiest thing sometimes."Sevendust will be very much under the microscope at The Machine Shop in Flint tonight for an acoustic performance. And while the guitars might look a little different on stage, LJ says the...
  • Dick Wagner to Play in Mid-Michigan this Weekend

    Dick Wagner to Play in Mid-Michigan this Weekend

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:26:13 GMT
    A local legend returns to his roots this weekend.
    A local legend returns to his roots this weekend.
  • The Maestro of Rock returns to his roots this weekend

    The Maestro of Rock returns to his roots this weekend

    Monday, June 30 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-06-30 20:03:11 GMT
    Legendary guitarist Dick Wagner helps reopen Owosso's Lebowsky Center this weekend, a half century after his last gig in the town.
    Legendary guitarist Dick Wagner helps reopen Owosso's Lebowsky Center this weekend, a half century after his last gig in the town.
  • Country Music Fest brings Michigan star home this weekend

    Country Music Fest brings Michigan star home this weekend

    Friday, June 20 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-06-20 18:20:11 GMT
    Battle Creek country singer Frankie Ballard talks about coming home to play KCQ Country Music Fest in Saginaw Saturday, and how he came to be a country singer from Michigan.
    Battle Creek country singer Frankie Ballard talks about coming home to play KCQ Country Music Fest in Saginaw Saturday, and how he came to be a country singer from Michigan.
  • Trucking through Michigan with Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Trucking through Michigan with Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Monday, June 16 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-06-16 15:31:18 GMT
    Guitarist Derek Trucks talks about bringing his Tedeschi Trucks Band to Michigan for a pair of shows this week.
    Guitarist Derek Trucks talks about bringing his Tedeschi Trucks Band to Michigan for a pair of shows this week.
  • The Jacksons return to their "birthplace"

    The Jacksons return to their "birthplace"

    Thursday, June 12 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-06-12 15:29:05 GMT
    The Jacksons come to Detroit and Mt. Pleasant this weekend. Jackie Jackson discusses coming back to the family's "birthplace," and the importance of honoring their brother Michael's legacy.
    "It's like a birthplace for us, that's where we started was in Detroit," Jackie Jackson says. "And we cut a lot of records there and lived there for awhile. We lived at the recording studio with Berry Gordy and the whole bunch."
  • Whitey Morgan comes racing toward home

    Whitey Morgan comes racing toward home

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-06-11 15:47:12 GMT
    Flint outlaw country artist Whitey Morgan & The 78s hit St. Andrews Hall this weekend as part of the Road To Faster Horses series. Whitey talks with us about the show and his unique new way he's trying to fund a new album.
    Flint outlaw country artist Whitey Morgan & The 78s hit St. Andrews Hall this weekend as part of the Road To Faster Horses series. Whitey talks with us about the show and his unique new way he's trying to fund a new album.
  • Get a little Crispy in Saginaw this weekend

    Get a little Crispy in Saginaw this weekend

    Thursday, June 5 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-06-05 15:17:35 GMT
    The Crispy Music Fest returns to White's Bar in Saginaw Saturday, featuring 23 Michigan based bands on 3 stages.
    The Crispy Music Fest returns to White's Bar in Saginaw Saturday, featuring 23 Michigan based bands on 3 stages.
  • Old Crow Medicine Show excited to open FirstMerit Event Park's season

    Old Crow Medicine Show excited to open FirstMerit Event Park's season

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-05-29 15:32:00 GMT
    Old Crow Medicine Show kicks off FirstMerit Bank Event Park's first full season in Saginaw this weekend. Singer and fiddler Ketch Secor talks with us about the band's first trip to Saginaw, and how you might just spot him roaming the streets of town Saturday afternoon.
    Old Crow Medicine Show kicks off FirstMerit Bank Event Park's first full season in Saginaw this weekend. Singer and fiddler Ketch Secor talks with us about the band's first trip to Saginaw, and how you might just spot him roaming the streets of town Saturday afternoon.
  • The Money Man rocks Michigan into summer

    The Money Man rocks Michigan into summer

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-05-21 15:33:40 GMT
    Eddie Money talks with us about his 22nd annual Memorial Day concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre, and why this weekend isn't just about the party.
    Eddie Money talks with us about his 22nd annual Memorial Day concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre, and why this weekend isn't just about the party.
  • Heavy metal weekend at The Shop highlighted by Vinnie Paul's return

    Heavy metal weekend at The Shop highlighted by Vinnie Paul's return

    Thursday, May 15 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-05-15 15:25:09 GMT
    Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul talks about bringing his current band to The Machine Shop in Flint, and his reaction to the longterm legacy of his old band.
    Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul talks about bringing his current band to The Machine Shop in Flint, and his reaction to the longterm legacy of his old band.
  • Celtic Woman brings the Emerald Isle to Saginaw

    Celtic Woman brings the Emerald Isle to Saginaw

    Thursday, May 8 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-05-08 15:33:18 GMT
    Multi-million selling Celtic Woman comes to Saginaw this weekend on their Emerald Tour. The group talked with us about their new show and the excitement American audiences bring to their performances.
    Multi-million selling Celtic Woman comes to Saginaw this weekend on their Emerald Tour. The group talked with us about their new show and the excitement American audiences bring to their performances.
  • Photographer Tom Weschler looking for an Encore

    Photographer Tom Weschler looking for an Encore

    Friday, May 2 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-05-02 18:44:12 GMT
    Photographer Tom Weschler is working on publishing a new book of his photos from on stage and behind the scenes with some of rock's biggest acts. He discusses the inspirations and stories behind his pictures, and how you can help get this project on store shelves.
    Photographer Tom Weschler is working on publishing a new book of his photos from on stage and behind the scenes with some of rock's biggest acts. He discusses the inspirations and stories behind his pictures, and how you can help get this project on store shelves.
  • Police bringing country star Aaron Tippin to town

    Police bringing country star Aaron Tippin to town

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-04-25 16:45:31 GMT
    Country star Aaron Tippin headlines the 40th Annual Saginaw County Police Chiefs Association Country Music Spectacular Monday.
    Country star Aaron Tippin headlines the 40th Annual Saginaw County Police Chiefs Association Country Music Spectacular Monday.
  • Wayne Kramer goes back to Lexington

    Wayne Kramer goes back to Lexington

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:34:58 GMT
    "Never  had more fun, it was a complete ball," guitarist Wayne Kramer says with a smile as he reflects on the studio experience of recording his new free jazz album Lexington, which is being released on
    MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer discusses the inspiration behind his new free jazz album Lexington and why Record Store Day is important to society.
  • Chiodos bring a little extra to Record Store Day

    Chiodos bring a little extra to Record Store Day

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:14:47 GMT
    "It bums me out that my younger siblings won't be able to go out and buy records from an independent store," Chiodos singer Craig Owens says. "And that some people may grow up in this town and never know
    Davison punk band Chiodos are putting out a pair of extra songs from their latest album for Record Store Day.
  • John Densmore helps bring people through the doors of record stores this weekend

    John Densmore helps bring people through the doors of record stores this weekend

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:35:49 GMT
    "I mean, the fans are so hungry," John Densmore, legendary drummer of The Doors says about Record Store Day. "Worldwide there's lines outside these stores of people who love music, and it's really inspiring."This
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer John Densmore discusses The Doors involvement in Record Store Day.
  • Mid-Michigan businesses participate in Record Store Week

    Mid-Michigan businesses participate in Record Store Week

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:14:49 GMT
    (04/14/14) - It's an entire week dedicated to what many might consider an out-of-date format. International Record Store Week is underway and the staff at the Electric Kitsch in downtown Bay City is
    More than 300 new albums go on sale Saturday, which is recognized as the seventh annual global Record Store Day.
  • James Williamson opens up The Stooges vault for Record Store Day

    James Williamson opens up The Stooges vault for Record Store Day

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:12:59 GMT
    "For us it's kinda like doin' some victory laps, really, at the end of the game. But we're havin' a good time with it."James Williamson is trying to make the most of his "victory laps" by revisiting some
    Iggy & The Stooges guitarist James Williamson talks about revisiting unreleased songs for Record Store Day.
  • Jimmy Vivino takes his show on the road

    Jimmy Vivino takes his show on the road

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:47:58 GMT
    "I never settle for the job that I love so much as the end all to my musical outlet, my musical satisfaction," Jimmy Vivino says.And he lives up to his word. The guitarist and band leader of Conan O'Brien's
    Jimmy Vivino comes to town for a pair of shows this weekend. The Basic Cable Band bandleader talks about his musical multi-tasking and his special love for Detroit music.
  • Chiodos bring the Devil back home

    Chiodos bring the Devil back home

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-04-04 12:51:36 GMT
    "We became a band because we were going to shows at The Local growing up and watching the bands play there," Chiodos keyboard player Brad Bell says. "And that's what inspired us to get together and start
    Davison punk band Chiodos play a homecoming show at Flint Local 432 Thursday to celebrate the release of their new album Devil. The band talks about recording the album and coming back to where their careers started at The Local.
  • Scott Stapp finds a new appreciation for his career during solo tour

    Scott Stapp finds a new appreciation for his career during solo tour

    Thursday, March 27 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-03-27 17:21:09 GMT
    "I have a whole different perspective now of what I do, and a whole different passion and love for it," Creed frontman Scott Stapp says.After selling more than 20 Million albums in the United States and
    Creed frontman Scott Stapp plays The Machine Shop in Flint Saturday. He talks with us about adjusting to playing smaller venues and his new appreciation for performing live.
  • A Grande party for an iconic artist

    A Grande party for an iconic artist

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:30:02 GMT
    "We all would like to have a nice party when we're gone and think that people would remember us," MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer says. "But the truth is, very few of us get remembered."The music community
    Legendary Michigan musicians Wayne Kramer and Dick Wagner reflect on the late concert poster artist Gary Grimshaw's life and career before a benefit for his this weekend.
  • Jon Connor proves once again why he's The People's Rapper

    Jon Connor proves once again why he's The People's Rapper

    Thursday, March 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-03-20 21:33:10 GMT
    "I just wanna keep showin' them that I'm still hungry and that I still appreciate them stickin' with me on my journey."And to prove his hunger and appreciation, Jon Connor has released his first project
    Flint rapper Jon Connor made a surprise release of a mixtape earlier this week. We talked with The People's Rapper about the new project and when we can expect his first studio album on Aftermath Entertainment.
  • A dozen years of rock at The Machine Shop

    A dozen years of rock at The Machine Shop

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-03-19 15:22:54 GMT
    "The Machine Shop is legendary right here," Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix says. "This is like the Roxy or the Troubadour of the midwest."And Shaddix is far from the only major star that's come through
    The Machine Shop in Flint celebrates it's 12th anniversary this weekend. Several performers take a look at what makes the venue so special.
  • The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton 1949-2014

    The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton 1949-2014

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-03-19 11:58:03 GMT
    The thunderous backbone to one of rocks most raucous bands has been silenced. The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton passed away Saturday evening at the age of 64.Stooges frontman Iggy Pop remembered his longtime
    The Stooges drummer Scott Asheton passes away at the age of 64. His bandmates and friends reflect on his life and influence.
  • Friends keep Jim McCarty busy

    Friends keep Jim McCarty busy

    Thursday, March 6 2014 3:46 AM EST2014-03-06 08:46:00 GMT
    "It's almost kinda like a home base for me here," Jim McCarty says of Callahans Music Hall in Auburn Hills. "A lot of the guys that come through there are guys that I really enjoy. And I'll go down there
    The Godfather of Detroit Rock n Roll talks about the current Detroit music scene and playing with his many friends.
  • The new RatDog returns to Michigan

    The new RatDog returns to Michigan

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:08 PM EST2014-03-04 17:08:08 GMT
    "It's like RatDog 2.0 if you will. Not your grandfather's RatDog."That's drummer and founding RatDog member Jay Lane's take on the band's return from a three year hiatus for a winter tour, which hits The
    RatDog drummer Jay Lane talks about the band reforming, working with several new members, and it's plans for next year's 20th anniversary.
  • Muscle Shoals comes to Mid-Michigan

    Muscle Shoals comes to Mid-Michigan

    Thursday, February 27 2014 11:32 AM EST2014-02-27 16:32:47 GMT
    Muscle Shoals is an obscure small town in the middle of nowhere northwestern Alabama. But the musical legacy of the area is larger than almost anywhere else in the world.This weekend, the Flint Institute
    Muscle Shoals is an obscure small town in the middle of nowhere northwestern Alabama. But the musical legacy of the area is larger than almost anywhere else in the world.
  • The Band Perry and Easton Corbin come to Saginaw

    The Band Perry and Easton Corbin come to Saginaw

    Monday, February 24 2014 11:33 AM EST2014-02-24 16:33:37 GMT
    "I always think the crowds compensate for the smallness of the venue with being extra loud," Neil Perry laughs.And that was certainly the case in Saginaw last night when The Band Perry took the stage as
    The Band Perry and Easton Corbin talk with ABC12 before their concert at The Dow Event Center in Saginaw.
  • Gunnar Nelson brings his family legacy to Saginaw

    Gunnar Nelson brings his family legacy to Saginaw

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 11:39 AM EST2014-02-19 16:39:06 GMT
    "I kinda thought everybody's dad was a rock star and everybody's family was on TV," Gunnar Nelson laughs. "I grew up in Hollywood obviously, so there was a lot of kids around from famous families. But
    Gunnar Nelson talks about his family's incredible musical legacy as he comes to Saginaw to celebrate with Ricky Nelson Remembered.
  • Motown is coming "home" to Motown

    Motown is coming "home" to Motown

    Thursday, February 13 2014 11:31 AM EST2014-02-13 16:31:15 GMT
    "There's a T-shirt at the Motown Museum that says 'Live It Again,'"  Motown The Musical Director Charles Randolph-Wright says with a smile. "And I didn't understand that T-shirt until I actually started
    Motown The Musical is coming to Detroit this fall. Director Charles Randolph-Wright discusses the Broadway hit coming "home" and how he hopes to impact the city that created Motown.
  • Hank Jr. ready to heat up Michigan

    Hank Jr. ready to heat up Michigan

    Monday, February 10 2014 1:07 PM EST2014-02-10 18:07:02 GMT
    Hank Jr. ready to heat up Battle CreekIt's been a long, bone chilling winter in Michigan. But Saturday night, one of the most legendary performers in music is heading north to do his best to thaw out FireKeepers
    Hank Williams Jr. discusses coming to Michigan to heat up the frigid winter, along with his career, his love of the Great Lakes state and his longtime fans.
  • Chris Botti brings the Valentine spirit to Midland

    Chris Botti brings the Valentine spirit to Midland

    Friday, February 7 2014 2:51 PM EST2014-02-07 19:51:12 GMT
    Valentines Day has a uniquely deep meaning for Grammy winning trumpeter Chris Botti."Obviously, with "My Funny Valentine" and the specialness that jazz has in that song," Botti says over the phone from
    Trumpeter Chris Botti talks to ABC12's Mid-Michigan Music Scene about returning to Midland, and bringing a little romance to Valentines Day week.
  • Mid-Michigan Music Scene for January 24-30

    Mid-Michigan Music Scene for January 24-30

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:35 AM EST2014-01-24 16:35:41 GMT
    LOCAL SHOWS:Bobaflex returns to The Machine Shop in Flint along with Tensionhead and Dead In 5 Friday night. MORE INFOOver at Flint Local 432 Friday is Sydetrakt, Amerikaz Knightmare, Four Minute Death
    Your weekly source for concert info and music news in Mid-Michigan and across the state.
  • Pop Evil return to their second home

    Pop Evil return to their second home

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:34 AM EST2014-01-24 16:34:56 GMT
    "Man, I remember playin' there when there was like four people there," Pop Evil singer Leigh Kakaty says about his first experiences at The Machine Shop in Flint. "And I remember talkin' to Kevin (Zink,
    "Man, I remember playin' there when there was like four people there," Pop Evil singer Leigh Kakaty says about his first experiences at The Machine Shop in Flint.
  • Darryl Worley brings The Pix back to life

    Darryl Worley brings The Pix back to life

    Thursday, January 23 2014 11:38 AM EST2014-01-23 16:38:56 GMT
    The Pix Theater in Lapeer has seen it's share of tough days recently. A fire destroyed the building next door back in November, but the theater somehow escaped with just a little smoke and water damage.Country
    The Pix Theater in Lapeer has seen its share of tough days recently.
  • Faster Horses Brings The Stars In 2014

    Faster Horses Brings The Stars In 2014

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 11:42 AM EST2014-01-14 16:42:20 GMT
    Three of the biggest names in country music are headed to the Irish Hills this summer.Initial details of the 2014 Faster Horses Festival have been announced, with Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
    Three of the biggest names in country music are headed to the Irish Hills this summer.
  • A Throwback Country Christmas

    A Throwback Country Christmas

    Friday, December 27 2013 8:16 AM EST2013-12-27 13:16:38 GMT
    "I don't usually do a whole lot of shows in the latter part of the month of December. This will be sort of a different thing," country star Darryl Worley tells ABC12's Mid-Michigan Music Scene via Skype
    The Throwback Country Show hits Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant Sunday. One of the stars of the show, Darryl Worley shares his thoughts on the lineup and the music of the show.
  • Sponge Saves You From Your Family

    Sponge Saves You From Your Family

    "What would you want to do the day after Christmas? Stay home more? You've already stayed home. You're burnin' out," Sponge lead singer Vinnie Dombroski philosophizes. "Think about it, you've eaten all
    Rock band Sponge is "Saving You From Your Family" with a concert Dec 26th at The Machine Shop in Flint. Singer Vinnie Dombroski discusses the inspiration behind the show and what The Shop has meant to the band since it headlined the first concert there.
  • Jon Connor basks in the Aftermath of success

    Jon Connor basks in the Aftermath of success

    Friday, December 20 2013 11:27 AM EST2013-12-20 16:27:33 GMT
    "It's a crazy feelin' to come back home after all the things that happened. Because my life has changed so much."Flint rapper Jon Connor has had quite the year. He released a new album, "Unconscious State,"
    Flint rapper Jon Connor returns home to celebrate his signing with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Jon talks about his new label, how his hometown shaped his career and his party and concert he's hosting this weekend.
  • Pop Evil Hit Bay City For The Holidays

    Pop Evil Hit Bay City For The Holidays

    Thursday, December 19 2013 11:18 AM EST2013-12-19 16:18:07 GMT
    It's been quite the year for Pop Evil. The Grand Rapids based rockers had their first, and just this week second, #1 single in "Trenches" and "Deal With The Devil." And they've more than lived up to their
    Michigan rockers Pop Evil return to their home state to close out their touring year in Bay City Sunday. Singer Leigh Kakaty talks to us about the homecoming, their new #1 single and what's to come next year.
  • The Piano Man hits The Palace

    The Piano Man hits The Palace

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:41 PM EST2013-12-04 22:41:22 GMT
    The Palace of Auburn Hills is kicking off it's 25th Anniversary celebration with a bang. The venue announced today that Billy Joel will play a show Saturday, February 15th."It was imperative to (owner)
    The Palace of Auburn Hills is kicking off it's 25th Anniversary celebration with a bang. The venue announced Wednesday that Billy Joel will play a show Saturday, Feb. 15.
  • Jim Brickman Brings Holiday Magic to Saginaw

    Jim Brickman Brings Holiday Magic to Saginaw

    Friday, November 29 2013 11:19 AM EST2013-11-29 16:19:20 GMT
    The Christmas season has now kicked into high gear. And pianist Jim Brickman says there's a feeling this time of year like no other."All the rules go out the window, everything seems to change," Brickman
    The Christmas season has now kicked into high gear, and pianist Jim Brickman says there's a feeling this time of year like no other.
  • Aaron Lewis brings personalities to Machine Shop

    Aaron Lewis brings personalities to Machine Shop

    Thursday, November 14 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-11-14 16:50:59 GMT
    Music is Aaron Lewis' passion.But this time of year, there's another love of his life vying for his attention. And he says he's a little jealous knowing that many of the fans coming to see him perform
    Staind frontman Aaron Lewis returns to The Machine Shop in Flint with his country band.
  • It Lies Within returns home

    It Lies Within returns home

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 10:16 AM EST2013-11-12 15:16:13 GMT
    It's been quite a year for Flint-based heavy metal band It Lies Within. They released their debut album Chrysalis in July, and they've been on the road more than ever the past several months."Seems like
    Flint band It Lies Within return home to The Machine Shop Thursday following a month-long national tour.
  • Living Colour brings Vivid to The Shop

    Living Colour brings Vivid to The Shop

    Thursday, November 7 2013 5:56 PM EST2013-11-07 22:56:34 GMT
    Living Colour singer Corey Glover is celebrating his birthday a day late with a first, making the band's debut at The Machine Shop in Flint tonight."There will be still lots of firsts, for sure," Glover
    An interview with Living Colour as they celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their debut album Vivid.
  • Eminem: "The Marshall Mathers LP2" Review

    Eminem: "The Marshall Mathers LP2" Review

    Friday, November 1 2013 4:19 PM EDT2013-11-01 20:19:30 GMT
    (11/01/13) - Don't let the name fool you. The Marshall Mathers LP2 is like nothing you've ever heard before-from Eminem or anyone. One of the most innovative artists of all-time keeps finding ways to
    Eminem: "The Marshall Mathers LP2" Review
  • The Swellers Come Full Circle

    The Swellers Come Full Circle

    Monday, October 28 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-10-28 16:32:41 GMT
    "Give me a melody, give me a feelin'. Give me somethin' I can finally believe in."That opening line of "Big Hearts" says a lot about the mindset of Nick and Jonathan Diener in the writing of The Swellers
    Nick and Jonathan Diener of The Swellers share their thoughts on their latest album "The Light Under Closed Doors."
  • The Swellers coming to a backyard near you

    The Swellers coming to a backyard near you

    Thursday, October 17 2013 1:53 PM EDT2013-10-17 17:53:16 GMT
    Change is rolling through Flint-based punk band The Swellers.The lineup, unchanged since the addition of Canadian bassist Anto Boros in 2009, isn't being shaken up. But the musical direction on the band's
    Flint punk band The Swellers sit down to talk with ABC12's Mid-Michigan Music Scene about their new album and national tour kicking off this weekend.
  • Filter hopes third time in Flint is the charm

    Filter hopes third time in Flint is the charm

    Thursday, October 17 2013 11:23 AM EDT2013-10-17 15:23:44 GMT
    A string of bad luck has haunted Filter frontman Richard Patrick when he's come to Flint.The Machine Shop owner Kevin Zink says Filter has played The Shop twice since 2008, and Patrick has been sick both
    A string of bad luck has haunted Filter frontman Richard Patrick when he's come to Flint.
  • Flint rapper Jon Connor signs with Aftermath Entertainment

    Flint rapper Jon Connor signs with Aftermath Entertainment

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-10-16 15:19:47 GMT
    After years of being passed over by big-name record labels, Flint rapper Jon Connor has finally found his home.The rapper announced tonight at the end of his Cypher appearance on the BET Hip Hop Awards
    After years of being passed over by big-name record labels, Flint rapper Jon Connor has finally found his home.
  • Papa Roach sells out...The Machine Shop

    Papa Roach sells out...The Machine Shop

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 5:31 PM EDT2013-10-15 21:31:55 GMT
    (10/15/13) - "The Machine Shop is legendary right here," Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix says."This is like the Roxy or the Troubadour of the midwest." California rockers Papa Roach know quite a bit
    "The Machine Shop is legendary right here," Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix says."This is like the Roxy or the Troubadour of the midwest."
  • Battlecross singer returns home to The Machine Shop

    Battlecross singer returns home to The Machine Shop

    Thursday, October 10 2013 1:35 PM EDT2013-10-10 17:35:58 GMT
    Clio native Kyle "Gumby" Gunther has had quite a year. His band Battlecross spent the summer as an opening act on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, opening for Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death
    After traveling the country on tour all summer, Clio native Kyle Gunther brings his band Battlecross to The Machine Shop Thursday.
  • Alter Bridge-Fortress

    Alter Bridge-Fortress

    Monday, October 7 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-10-07 14:20:56 GMT
    A flamenco style acoustic run seamlessly segues into an explosion of thunderous drums, pounding bass and crunching power chords. The intro passage of the epic first track "Cry of Achilles" is just a taste
    CD Review of Alter Bridge's latest album "Fortress."
  • "Battlecross" to play at The Machine Shop

    "Battlecross" to play at The Machine Shop

    Monday, October 7 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-10-07 14:19:25 GMT
    (10/06/13) - A local singer has hit the big time and later this week he's returning home to celebrate.Clio-native Kyle Gunther is bringing his band Battlecross to The Machine Shop in Flint.He'll be there
    A local singer has hit the big time and later this week he's returning home to celebrate.
  • "Whitey Morgan & The 78's" play to a hometown crowd

    "Whitey Morgan & The 78's" play to a hometown crowd

    Monday, September 30 2013 11:20 AM EDT2013-09-30 15:20:58 GMT
    (09/28/13) - Hometown country band "Whitey Morgan & The 78's" played to a couple hundred friends and fans at The Machine Shop Friday night.The ever-rambling artist plays more than 200 shows every year,
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    (09/28/2013) - Easton Corbin only gets about an hour to play every night opening on Blake Shelton's Ten Times Crazier Tour. So before his show at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, he decided to head
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    Flint native Mark Farner is celebrating his 65th birthday in a big way, Wednesday.
  • The Swellers need your help to set sail

    The Swellers Need Your Help To Set Sail

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 1:32 PM EDT2013-09-18 17:32:43 GMT
    A mid-Michigan band is hoping to set sail in the Caribbean this winter, and they need your help!The Swellers, featuring Nick and Jonathan Diener from Fenton, are one of more than 60 bands vying for a spot
    Flint band The Swellers are in a YouTube contest to earn a spot on the Weezer Cruise. They've entered a video they shot while on tour in Brazil earlier this year.
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    Nine Inch Nails 'Hesitation Marks' Review
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    Big Sean 'Hall of Fame' Review
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