Divided They Fall help scream new life into local hardcore scene

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:30 |

The hardcore/screamo scene in West Michigan has taken its share of hits over the years. With all ages-centric venues like Skelletones, MXTP and The DAAC going under, there are few places left for these bands to throw down in. We've even seen a drop in the DIY-style shows that take over local VFW halls. But, don't worry...the scene is still alive and kicking, and Grand Rapids-based Divided They Fall is doing its part to keep it that way.

The coming year might be the biggest yet for Kalamazoo's Megan Dooley

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:09 |

It's fair to call Megan Dooley the First Lady of Kalamazoo Music. Listening to Dooley recount the early days of her career requires a serious stroll down memory lane, which is a trip for those who pine for days where venues like Club Soda, Mr. Wonderfuls and Kraftbrau held the scene together. "It's been 13 years since I got on stage for the first time to play music; I was 15," Dooley said. 

The Love Hate keeps it simple with straight rock 'n' roll sound

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:26 |

Ask Paul Tefft what kind of music his band plays, and he’s not going to give you a long, convoluted answer, rife with comparisons to mainstream acts. In fact, his answer is only two-and-a-half words long: “Rock ‘n’ roll”.

STRDSTR: Striking A Chord For 'Millennials'

Written by Jayson Bussa | Monday, 30 September 2013 21:57 |

With the average shelf life of a local band at about a year or two, you got to tip your hat to any group that can manage to stay together longer — much less keep people coming in the door to check out their shows.

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