Mason's Case

Mason's Case

Day Sleeper, Jenn's Apartment

Fri, November 9, 2018

9:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

Mason's Case
Mason's Case
Once hailing from East Lansing, MI, Mason's Case (now based out of Chicago) has an eclectic sound and a live energetic stage show that has won over audiences wherever they happen to take the stage. Frontman Matthew Alfano is like an SG-wielding, operatic Iggy Pop. AC is a tornado of dreads and driving low end. Mike Vinopal (lead guitarist since 2012) thrashes about while delivering searing solos. Last but not least, Dave Smith is a full-on electrical storm when he drums, giving Mason's Case their signature sound.

Blending elements of hard rock, acoustic folk, punk, and blues, Mason's Case has broken out of the typical college-rock mold where they first began to transform themselves into a band that has played historic Chicago venues like the House of Blues, Lincoln Hall, and Cubby Bear. Their fourth release, Looking for Escapes, was released in 2016 and is available everywhere.
Day Sleeper
Day Sleeper
If Day Sleeper were a planet, its atmosphere would consist of vintage psychedelia. The force is strong with this one.
Jenn's Apartment
Jenn's Apartment
Jenn's Apartment was formed in 2004 by Roy Kirby with childhood friend Matthew Anderson, and local drummer Travis Stoliker. The band's initial offering, 2004's Let Them Talk We Will Sing is pock marked with signs of the era, post hardcore/pop punk riffs with the mandatory screamo climax. But it serves as an introduction to the band's high live energy and the early glimpses of singer/guitarist Roy Kirby's folk inspired story teller songwriting style.
The band's well received 2006 follow up Divide and Conquer found the band expanding their sound and line up, while refining their pop sensibilities and further developing their own unique sound. Additional vocalist Jesse Lovejoy, and Josh Peek provided a catchy call and response vocal style, best showcased in fan favorite from the album "Uh Oh". The band became a favorite at the local Lansing venue The Temple Club. Sharing the stage with national acts like Lucky Boys Confusion, Blackpool Lights (ex Get Up Kids), The Arcade Fire, Catch 22, Socratic, The Atari's, and others.
The band's planned 2007 release It's Science was an expansion of the bands folk inspired pop punk sound. Songwriter Roy Kirby's songs grew increasingly political and full of pop hooks propelling the album's early single "March On" to quick popularity on multiple online music streaming platforms. Unfortunately, several line-up changes led to the band disbanding before the album was given a proper release. Though some bootleg copies of the album were circulated at the band's last few shows before their hiatus.
In 2015, songwriter/guitarist Roy Kirby reformed Jenn's Apartment with drummer Justin Pine and bassist Chris Davis.
In 2016 they released the Forever For The End EP. The release found the band returning to their power trio roots and delivering a folk rock/alternative/pop punk album that was reviewed positively. said:
"The lyrics are excellent, easy to follow and paint a vivid picture that we can follow; it makes the album engaging and relatable."
Side Stage Magazine said "This is a talented band with a fresh sound for this day and age. 'this is a five-star album."
On the 20th of April 2018 the band revealed their first full length release We're a Small Band. Completely produced and recorded independently by the band. In the tradition of other classic power trios like Cream, Nirvana, and Green Day; the album's sound is dynamic and catchy. Rhythm guitars jangle and crunch, while leads squeal and bass lines punctuate energetic drums. The vocals recall 2000's era alternative bands like Eve 6 and the story teller narrative recalls similar back to basics bands like The Hold Steady. Creating a sound that is unique, but familiar at the same time; and wholly their own. We're a Small Band is proof that a small, independent band can still sound big and relevant in today's saturated music market.
Venue Information:
The Loft.
414 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI, 48933