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LANSING-Girl powered indie rock will come alive during RockOUT for Pride, a one-night fundraiser for the 2004 Michigan Pride festival stage.
After two breath-taking performances on the Michigan Pride festival stage, opening for Melissa Ethridge in August, and a recent showcase in Nashville, The Decline will return to Michigan on Friday, October 17 to RockOUT Lansing’s Club Esquire.
Led by Heather Gmuks and Eve Muzik, The Decline delivers an intimate performance pulling from traditions such as blues, folk, rock, and even a touch of punk. Bassist Derek Poindexter always delivers smooth rhythms that melt like butter into the deep tones of Gmuk’s rattled honey voice. Known in Cleveland as a “shot to the arm of indie rock” The Decline is guaranteed to pull the audience to its feet.
Starting the night of girl powered music off will be Lansing’s own Millenary, which is fronted by singer-songwriter and guitarist Sarah Stollak with bassist Tammy Cook, formerly of Half Looking and drummer Shawn Doolittle. A dedicat ed mover and shaker in the world of indie music, Stollak has organized Lansing’s Lady Fest for the past two years. Her unique vocal style, combined with her high-energy music is show you won’t want to miss as Millenary delivers a dichotomy of pretty subtle song writing and grimy, catchy rock song.
Doors for the October 17 show will open at 8 p.m. and the music will begin at 9 p.m. tickets are $10 a person and are available at the door.
A unique choice for a concert, the Esquire Club, located on the corner of Clinton and Turner in Lansing’s Old Town, promises to provide an intimate setting for the show. The evening will also include door prizes, raffles, and a few other surprises.
Funds raised during the RockOUT will be used to fund the June 19, 2004 Michigan Pride festival stage in Lansing’s Riverfront Park. In recent years Michigan Pride has showcased acts such as Melissa Ferrick, Bitch and Animal, Sabrina Matthews, John Waters and Zoe Lewis.
For more information about The Decline, visit their Website at declinemusic.com. Find out more about Millenary at millenary.net. Grab all the Pride information you could ever need at michiganpride.org or call 517-882-0916.