Local Farms Put Food On Restaurant Tables Throughout West Michigan

Written by Charlsie Dewey | Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:36 |

Every Wednesday afternoon, local chefs and West Michigan farmers converge in a warehouse located at the corner of Hall and Godfrey Streets to buy and sell produce and other products produced by the farms.

La Dispute’s Humble Beginnings

Written by Kevin VanAntwerpen | Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:34 |

Since 2004, Grand Rapids band La Dispute has been inching toward success one fan at a time. The members kept at it for four years, playing small shows here and there, until one e-mail changed everything.

Heavier Than Air Flying Machines: Music you’re gonna hate

Written by Kevin VanAntwerpen | Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:19 |

Heavier Than Air Flying Machines might always be a question mark of a band. Nothing about the gritty, high-gain debut album, Siam (released last September), is typical, nor anything about the band's spastic live performance. But then again, that's just the point of the band.

National Tour of The Addams Family has Local Ties

Written by Charlsie Dewey | Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:13 |

Chris Danner is excited to bring the national tour of The Addams Family to Grand Rapids in May. That's in part because Danner has called Grand Rapids home for many years.

Christina Perri’s Wild, Successful Journey

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:42 |

Sometimes it only takes a single opportunity to open the door to success. Just ask singer-songwriter Christina Perri, whose song "Jar of Hearts" made its way on to the June 30, 2010 episode of the television show, "So You Think You Can Dance." Now, less than two years later, Perri has been seemingly thrust in to the spotlight.

"It's been bananas!" Perri said of the journey so far. "It was one great day that hasn't stopped for two years."

Art. Downtown.: Fill your night with art

Written by Josh deLacy | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 18:48 |

With 30 downtown venues and more than 350 artists, the event is one of West Michigan's largest studio hops and invites guests of all ages to explore photography, film, paintings, glasswork and a new SiTE:LAB event.

Shinedown plays near-sold-out show in Grand Rapids

Written by Stephanie Allen | Wednesday, 04 April 2012 10:56 |

Trying to follow up the platinum Sound of Madness record, which features the double-platinum single "Second Chance," was no easy task for Shinedown, a band that has dominated rock radio since the album's release in 2008.

TJ Miller Battles Hecklers, Comes to Grand Rapids This Month

Written by Josh deLacy | Monday, 26 March 2012 15:41 |

A heckler in Atlanta once punched TJ Miller in the face. During another stand-up show in Myrtle Beach, a woman slapped her watch and shouted, "You got 15 minutes to say something funny!"

But despite these occasional abuses from his audiences, TJ Miller is devoted to comedy. When he isn't performing stand-up in L.A.'s comedy clubs, he is touring or filming or producing some other form of humor.

Rebelution brings “Peace of Mind” to Grand Rapids

Written by Jon Miller | Monday, 26 March 2012 11:50 |

On Jan. 10, Rebelution released Peace of Mind, which has been labeled as the band's best work to date. The release also saw two versions of the album: acoustic and dub. The unconventional format seemed to work, as Peace of Mind debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200 and was No. 4 on iTunes.

Go Radio performs at The Intersection in Grand Rapids

Written by Stephanie Allen | Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:07 |

The driving force behind every great band is a lot of great fans - and the guys of Go Radio know just how to make them.

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