Classic Stereo Rises from the Audio Ashes

Written by Rich Tupica | Sunday, 01 November 2015 11:36 |

For those looking to step it up sonically, the once defunct Classic Stereo reopened last month. The recognizable brand, which closed in 2008 amid the financial crisis, is back and once again stocked with high-quality home stereos and home theater systems.

Classic Stereo Returns to Grand Rapids

Written by Rich Tupica | Friday, 04 September 2015 13:09 |

For 26 years Classic Stereo was a hi-fi fixture in West Michigan. Then, following the economic recession, the retail outlet closed in 2008 – but the story doesn’t end there. The audio/visual electronics retailer, which previously had locations in both Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, is now prepping for a comeback in Grand Rapids.

Milwaukee-based Americana songwriter Peter Mulvey, who’s no stranger to the West Michigan music scene, sat down on Friday and wrote a new song in a basement dressing room at the Calvin Theatre in Northhampton, Mass. The song, “Take Down Your Flag,” is a direct narrative on the tragic Charleston, S. Car. church shooting and the accompanying push to remove the confederate flag from the state’s capitol.

Let the (Ranger) games begin

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 01 December 2014 16:12 |

Screw reindeer games, New Belgium Brewing Company has Ranger Games. And, in the spirit of the holidays, the beer company is intertwining booze and general Tom Foolery. On Dec. 4, New Belgium Brewing Company hosts its Ranger Games in Grand Rapids. This event follows the successful New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour that came to downtown Grand Rapids this past summer.

GoSite Pop-Up is Now Open

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:50 |

 

The Grand Rapids Art Museum opened up its pop up, GoSite, for public use on July 31. The pop up is in collaboration with the GRAM and the GoSite Coalition and is an information-sharing space for the community, including Grand Rapids residents and tourists.

 

La Dispute bids farewell to longtime guitarist Kevin Whittemore

Written by REVUE Staff | Friday, 18 April 2014 13:03 |

Grand Rapids-based and international-touring band La Dispute publicly announced today that founding member and guitarist Kevin Whittemore is leaving the band to pursue other interests after 10 years with this unique, post hardcore act.

Old Crow Medicine Show to stop in Kzoo; Pre-sale begins Wednesday

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 14 April 2014 13:29 |

American roots heavyweight Old Crow Medicine Show is slated to visit The State Theatre in Kalamazoo on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Tickets go on sale Friday, but fans can pre-order tickets beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Meijer Gardens Announces Entire Lineup for its Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Thursday, 10 April 2014 08:53 |

The series kicks off on June 1 with Grammy-award-winning/legendary guitarist Santana. Other highlights of this series include Cake (June 12), John Legend (June 18), O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips (June 23), Ray LaMontagne with Jenny Lewis (July 23), Conor Oberst with Dawes (July 31), The Beach Boys (Sept. 4), Sheryl Crow (Sept. 7) and more.

Grand Rapids rockers Aria Flame headed to Belgium this fall

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 07 April 2014 16:10 |

Grand Rapids-based neoclassical hard rock band (think Trans Siberian Orchestra, but with more teeth) Aria Flame will be going international with their unique brand of music this fall. The band recently confirmed their spot on the Metal Female Voices Festival that is slated for Oct. 17-19 in Belgium.

The National to visit Van Noord Arena on April 12

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 10:00 |

Indie-rock band The National is scheduled to perform at Calvin College's Van Noord Arena on April 12. The band, known for its dreamy, melancholy songs and frontman Matt Berninger's haunting baritone is touring in support of its latest album, Trouble Will Find Me, released in May 2013.

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