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  • Author details Beer City’s long history of craft brewing

    While most people likely associate the title of “Beer City” to present-day Grand Rapids, it turns out the city has quite a long history with craft brewing. That was one of the main takeaways author Patrick Evans had in researching his new book, Grand Rapids Beer: An Intoxicating History of River City Brewing, which was published Jan. 26 by The History Press. Read More
  • Digital Get Down: Online dating in West Michigan

    The future is now, West Michigan, and the love of your life might only be a Tinder swipe away. Or not. Read More
  • Jason Isbell Shares Roots of Emotional New Album

    Despite its deep and dark subject matter, Jason Isbell’s latest album is a celebration of second chances. Completely clean for the first time in his career – that includes six hard-drinking years with alt-country rockers Drive-By Truckers, and another six with his backing band The 400 Unit – the Alabama-born Isbell headed to Nashville. Read More
  • Romantic Dining In West Michigan

    If your date's a total mush-head but you're not, you might be in trouble. But as the saying goes, you can fake it until you make it and that's where we're here to help. If you are clueless in the romance department, expectations might already be low. Wow your date by taking them to one of these romantic dining locales. Read More
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The Latest

  • BEST BETS: Vanessa Williams teams with the Grand Rapids Symphony BEST BETS: Vanessa Williams teams with the Grand Rapids Symphony

    Grab your tissues and have a cry with us. Lindsay Patton-Carson sat in for her last Best Bets video before leaving REVUE Magazine for other opportunities. In addition to saying her goodbyes, Lindsay also has your hook-up for an entertaining weekend.

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  • Indie Film 'Buzzard' Comes Home for West Michigan Premiere Indie Film 'Buzzard' Comes Home for West Michigan Premiere

    It's time to face the facts, film lovers: there's not much new going on in Hollywood. I mean, we love thrills and inspiring stories as much as the next person, but at this point we get it — the misunderstood hero fights the bad guy, and after a bunch of explosions and witty banter the good guy wins, gets the girl and leaves enough ambiguity at the end of the film to option a sequel.

     

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  • Electric Six: The Working Class Band Electric Six: The Working Class Band

     Being in Electric Six is like being an average Joe working the shifts.

    Record the next record the first half of the year, put it out in the fall. Tour three months a year. Rinse and repeat. Might as well keep a home in the ‘burbs and buy a minivan.

     

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  • Brian Posehn: Sorry, Guys. Fart Jokes Aren't Forever Brian Posehn: Sorry, Guys. Fart Jokes Aren't Forever

    A father, a fanboy and a “fartist,” comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn is many things, but a grown-up isn’t one of them.

    Currently co-writing Deadpool for Marvel Comics, and working on a comedy/metal album with Scott Ian of thrash icons Anthrax, Posehn is now living out his inner adolescent dreams.

     

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Featured Content

  • Eat Your Veggies (Where You Least Expect Them) Eat Your Veggies (Where You Least Expect Them)

    You may be an adult, but you're never too old to take Mom's advice, especially when it comes to eating right. Getting your daily quota of greens (and reds, yellows, oranges and beyond) doesn't have to feel like a chore. In fact, we've found some tasty loopholes for you. Make the prospect of eating your veggies a whole lot more exciting with these unconventional drinks and desserts.

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  • Michael Kosta's sophomore stand-up album brings more edge to observational wit Michael Kosta's sophomore stand-up album brings more edge to observational wit

    Before we get started, let’s get one thing straight: Michael Kosta’s new stand-up album, in his own words, “was written for, and designed to be enjoyed by, very attractive people,” and so by extension, this column was, too.

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  • Cherub Infuses Modern Pop with Old-School Work Ethic Cherub Infuses Modern Pop with Old-School Work Ethic

    When Jason Huber and Jordan Kelley met, they never doubted their abilities to make music a full-time career. The two were attending Middle Tennessee State University’s recording industry program when they formed Cherub in 2010. Sounding like Daft Punk on muscle relaxants, the two have made a living on stretched-out electro-pop jams.

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Best Bets

  • Sludge Rock Best Bet: Torche Sludge Rock Best Bet: Torche

    Miami-based sludge rock giants Torche have made a career of mixing the badass with the, er, bizarre. The band's 2012 album, Harmonicraft, features candy-chomping, rainbow-puking mystical goat dragons fighting amidst the clouds on the cover.

     

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  • BEST BETS: Cars, music and...ballet, of course BEST BETS: Cars, music and...ballet, of course

    Fast cars. Loud music. Yea, we know what you like West Michigan, and Lindsay-Patton Carson is going to tell you all about it in this week's edition of Best Bets. In honor of the Michigan International Auto Show at the DeVos Place on Feb. 5-8, Lindsay knocked on her cubicle wall to summon our resident car expert Joe Boomgaard, who also wears many hats, including editor and Beer Czar at Revue.

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  • BEST BETS: Vaping, millennials, rock 'n' roll and more BEST BETS: Vaping, millennials, rock 'n' roll and more

    Lindsay Patton-Carson does not vape, but she sometimes watches a co-worker vape here in the office, so she’s pretty much an expert. While she might not be dropping any personal vaping knowledge on you this week, she does have an event in Grand Rapids that vapers and traditional smokers might be interested in. All the deets are in this week’s edition of Best Bets.

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  • Rock Best Bet: Swans Rock Best Bet: Swans

    If you’re in a band and planning to wear the label “experimental” as part of your genre specifications, you’d better be prepared to bring the goods. And god help you if the goods aren’t as kooky, out-there and mind-blowing as possible.

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