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  • Phife Dawg Remembered at Pyramid Scheme Phife Dawg Remembered at Pyramid Scheme

    Depending on who you talk to, the late Phife Dawg is either a complete unknown or a groundbreaking hip-hop icon. As a member of Tribe Called Quest, he and his mates helped pave the way for generations of forthcoming alternative hip-hop heads – from Kanye West and Common, to legions of underground rappers.

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  • 2016 Festival Guide: A Guide to Michigan’s Summer Shindigs 2016 Festival Guide: A Guide to Michigan’s Summer Shindigs
    If you’re itching for live music, beer tents, Porta-Potties and sunburns, Revue has got you covered. Here’s a guide to festivals happening in West Michigan and beyond. From music and film-focused to food-centric and more eclectically-themed bashes — here’s your guide to getting outside this summer.
  • Queen Bee Inc.: Two local women encapsulate the strong, boss-lady side of business Queen Bee Inc.: Two local women encapsulate the strong, boss-lady side of business

    This month's featured items are from Sweaty Wisdom and The Amiga Shop, both women-owned businesses based in Grand Rapids.

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  • Jeff Duba & Matt Burdick Talk Heritage Meat Jeff Duba & Matt Burdick Talk Heritage Meat

    In an era when people want to know more about the origin of their food, many are starting to pay closer attention to how those tasty animals were treated before they became sustenance. At the forefront of that movement is heritage meats. Grand Rapids’ very own Duba & Co. is one of two (two!) purveyors of heritage meat in the United States. This month, I rode along with owner Jeff Duba to visit Matt Burdick at Idle River Farms in Burlington, Mich. to talk about the ins-and-outs of heritage animals and the rapidly growing interest behind them.

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Featured Content

  • Summer wheat beer taste-off: Will king Oberon keep its crown? Summer wheat beer taste-off: Will king Oberon keep its crown?

    Oberon from Bell’s Brewery served as a gateway for many drinkers entering the world of craft beer. 

    It’s an approachable wheat ale that’s become synonymous with summer and warm weather. But we wondered how the iconic Oberon would hold up to some of the other offerings from West Michigan breweries that loosely fit into the same style profile. Here’s what we determined. 

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  • Highs in the Mid-Sixties: Revue Spotlights West Michigan ’60s Garage Bands and Fenton Records 45s Highs in the Mid-Sixties: Revue Spotlights West Michigan ’60s Garage Bands and Fenton Records 45s

    When The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, teens across the country raced to local music shops, picked out guitars and hastily learned chords as their crewcuts grew into mop tops. High-school garage bands popped up across the map — all looking to recreate the energy of the burgeoning British Invasion. 

     

    West Michigan was no exception. While the scene’s genesis, life and demise is quite similar to other cities, one distinguishing characteristic is where these local bands recorded: Great Lakes Studios in Sparta — home of Fenton Records, the now iconic garage-rock vanity label. 

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  • Now Open & Coming Soon: New Restaurant and Brewery Report Now Open & Coming Soon: New Restaurant and Brewery Report

    By the time you read this list, it will probably be inaccurate. Ten years ago, the arrival of a new restaurant concept in little ol’ Grand Rapids was an extraordinary, blessed occurrence. Now, it seems not a day goes by without the announcement of a trendy new brewpub, small-plate restaurant, beer garden, artisan cocktail bar, tasting room or gourmet coffee purveyor, often attached to a mixed-use development and usually accompanied by a sleek Squarespace website.

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Artist Spotlight

  • On the Radar: 10 West Michigan bands to check out this summer On the Radar: 10 West Michigan bands to check out this summer

    From new bands on the brink of stardom to mainstays long overdue for the local spotlight, West Michigan is packed with fantastic musicians who deserve more eyes and ears. We’ve rounded up just a few of them here, spanning the wide range of sounds and styles you’ll find all over the region. Take a listen!

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