Adventures With Vultures

Adventures With Vultures

Lipstick Jodi, LVRS, Blind Merle & His Traveling Band

Wed, February 28, 2018

7:00 pm

$6.00 - $8.00

This event is 16 and over

Adventures With Vultures
Adventures With Vultures
A folk singer-songwriter evokes a certain image. Matt Sauter breaks that image. With his backward ball cap, knuckle tattoos, and knee-shredded shorts, the lone singer/songwriter behind Adventures with Vultures tinkers with the image of what a folk singer should be. Adventures With Vultures’ Matt Sauter, who was a mere 24 years old when he signed with Original 1265 Recordings, hails from Plymouth—a small town that sits roughly 25 miles outside of Detroit. That location is crucial to his music: a rural area outside a major city. After all, like all good folk music, Adventures With Vultures’ songs are about specific places and the people who give those places their personality. Stylistically, it’s different from what Sauter is used to—he spent the better part of this decade writing hip-hop music, not folk music. Mos Def and J. Cole are cited among his influences, but so are Carol King, Shakey Graves, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Perhaps that’s why Adventures With Vultures brings a welcome, abrasive quality to tender, stripped-down songs.
“The Junction EP isn’t just a project for me,” he states, “it’s for my family that I grew up with in Plymouth, MI. It’s for all the years of making music with my brothers who gave up the same dream I’m still chasing. It’s for all the nights recording at my buddy Fritz’s house until 5am and all the nights playing shows in front of 5 people. This EP is for all the nights writing lyrics and mastering my craft. It’s for Plymouth, Junction street and all the groups I once played with: GATSBY, Second In Line, Here For The Fight and Morte Novella and Real MIT Records. I’m not done chasing my dream, it’s been the same damn dream since the 2nd grade!”

A folk singer, it is true, evokes a certain image. Meet Matt Sauter—an invigorating folk singer who will change that image.
Lipstick Jodi
Lipstick Jodi
Lipstick Jodi is a four piece indie alt-pop band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan fronted by guitarist and lead singer Karli Morehouse. What began as a duo with Luke Rockhold on drums/vocals quickly became a four member ensemble with the addition of Camille Hoorn on bass and Jamie Baarman on keys/vocals. Flexing a unique, full sound with catchy melodies and lyrics that will bury themselves in your head for days, Lipstick Jodi has just wrapped up tracking their debut full length, self titled album.
Produced by Austin Ruhstorfer at River City Studios in Grand Rapids, Lipstick Jodi is slated for a Fall 2017 release. Their debut single, “That’s So Great (She Likes Boys)” was released in early 2017 and the music video, produced by laFEM Collectif, can be found on YouTube, Facebook, and at LipstickJodi.com.
Blind Merle & His Traveling Band
Blind Merle & His Traveling Band
Folky music with some punk influence from Lansing MI
Venue Information:
The Loft.
414 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI, 48933
http://theloftlansing.com/