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  • Aerosmith make long-awaited Van Andel return

    With this year marking Aerosmith’s 45th year together, the “Bad Boys from Boston” will bring this summer’s Blue Army Tour to a triumphant close with their August 4 return to Grand Rapids. “Grand Rapids is part of the section of the country where we first made it,” Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton told Revue. “When we’re playing in a city like that we know we’re going to have a great time." Read More
  • The Story of The Pyramid Scheme’s ‘Electric Energy’ 

    When The Pyramid Scheme opened its doors in April 2011, the atmosphere its co-owners had in mind was clear. They wanted employees who cared about their establishment, their neighborhood and, above all, the music. If they had that, everything else would fall in to place. Read More
  • A reinvigorated Division Avenue Arts Collective searches for a new home

    When the Grand Rapids-based Division Avenue Arts Collective lost its home at 115 South Division two years ago, the organization that for a decade helped give voice to countless local artists and musicians faced an uncertain future. But while it’s been a bumpy ride, the DAAC has managed to avoid fading into obscurity. Read More
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  • Craft breweries connect beer with art (and music) on their product label Craft breweries connect beer with art (and music) on their product label

    For many consumers, their connection to a particular craft beer starts not with the liquid itself, but with the artwork on the can or bottle as it sits on the store shelf. As a first impression, the label serves an important function: It helps draw people to the product and gets them to pick it up and consider buying it. The label art and descriptions work as the first line of communication about the beer from the brewery. That’s an interaction the local craft brewers take very seriously as it could help ensure the success or failure of their product.

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  • Recent Restaurant Openings, Closings & More Recent Restaurant Openings, Closings & More

    It’s a sad day, West Michigan diners. Muskegon’s quirky and comforting Mia & Grace has closed. The downtown Skeetown bistro, which featured sensational items like the Duck PB&J sandwich and beef tongue schnitzel, shut its doors in late August so owners Jamie and Jeremy Paquin can take a day off occasionally and focus on new endeavors, including their wood-fired pizza restaurant, whistle punk. Oh, what we’d give for one more helping of the pimento cheese.

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  • The UICA Kicks off Visiting Film Artists Series with Paul Schrader The UICA Kicks off Visiting Film Artists Series with Paul Schrader

    The West Michigan Film and Video Alliance teamed up with the UICA for its new project, the Visiting Film Artists Series. The series focuses on bringing film-industry professionals to Grand Rapids to host workshops and presentations about the art of film. From directors and writers to actors and costume designers, the idea is to have working experts in the biz.

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  • Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival Returns to Wealthy Theatre Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival Returns to Wealthy Theatre

    When Lydia VanHoven and her colleagues at the Bandit Zine set out to create Grand Rapids’ first-ever feminist film festival last year they weren’t exactly sure what kind of response they would get. As it turns out, roughly 400 people showed up for the event, far exceeding expectations. “We were initially going to just do Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival as a one-time event,” VanHoven said. “But since the response was so positive we wanted to make it an annual thing."

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Featured Content

  • A reinvigorated Division Avenue Arts Collective searches for a new home A reinvigorated Division Avenue Arts Collective searches for a new home

    When the Grand Rapids-based Division Avenue Arts Collective lost its home at 115 South Division two years ago, the organization that for a decade helped give voice to countless local artists and musicians faced an uncertain future. But while it’s been a bumpy ride, the DAAC has managed to avoid fading into obscurity.

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  • The Story of The Pyramid Scheme’s ‘Electric Energy’  The Story of The Pyramid Scheme’s ‘Electric Energy’ 

    When The Pyramid Scheme opened its doors in April 2011, the atmosphere its co-owners had in mind was clear. They wanted employees who cared about their establishment, their neighborhood and, above all, the music. If they had that, everything else would fall in to place.

    Read more...
  • Aerosmith make long-awaited Van Andel return Aerosmith make long-awaited Van Andel return

    With this year marking Aerosmith’s 45th year together, the “Bad Boys from Boston” will bring this summer’s Blue Army Tour to a triumphant close with their August 4 return to Grand Rapids. “Grand Rapids is part of the section of the country where we first made it,” Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton told Revue. “When we’re playing in a city like that we know we’re going to have a great time."

    Read more...
  • Explore the Mitten on an Eclectic Road Trip Explore the Mitten on an Eclectic Road Trip

    If you’re a summertime loving sort who is clutching at your heart because August features the slow death knell of all that is great (sunshine), not to fret. While the roads will soon be treacherously iced over, there’s still time to venture outside of West Michigan on an eclectic road trip across the state. Fire up the motorcar, it’s time to go!

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Artist Spotlight

  • Nathan Kalish toughens up on the road, releases new LP at Founders Nathan Kalish toughens up on the road, releases new LP at Founders

    Buzzing down a long, lonesome highway east of Kansas City, singer-guitarist Nathan Kalish and his upright bassist, Eric Soules, are en route to a honky-tonk bar. The duo, which performs as Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers, is headed to a bar that’s known as ground zero for Kansas City’s roots music scene, the Westport Saloon. Over the past year, they’ve played the Westport “four or five” times on a tour that has seen them zig-zag across the country several times, performing their unique brew of Americana, rockabilly and outlaw country music. In all, they’ve played nearly 260 shows in about 14 months.

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