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Wednesday, June 18,2014
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A survey of Lansing's musical landscape
by Rich Tupica

Kongos at The Loft - Mon. June 23

%u2028Kongos has its roots in South Africa and London, but the band, which headlines an all-ages show at the Loft, is based in Phoenix these days. The folk-rock group is composed of four brothers who are the sons of songwriter John Kongos (who scored a hit in 1971 with “He’s Gonna Step on You Again”). Kongos formed in 2007; its “Lunatic” LP debuted in 2012. That record produced the “I’m Only Joking” single, which topped the South African charts. The follow-up single, “Come with Me Now,” has sold over 70,000 copies. The popularity of the band’s debut led to a deal with Epic Records in January 2014. Opening The Loft show are Brick & Mortar and Flint Eastwood.%u2028

Monday, June 23 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $20, $17 adv., 7 p.m.