Last Gasp Collective breathes new life into the Kalamazoo music scene

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 14:54 |

Before starting the genre-defying Last Gasp Collective, guitarist/vocalist Justin Jay Jackson had an epiphany. 

He had just read an article that challenged his reality by posing one important question about his very existence: What would you do if you only had your last gasp left? 

For him the answer was simple: Make music.

Dining Review: Butcher’s Union

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:09 |

Butcher’s Union, occupying the former Monte's space, is the new rage. You may already know this if you use Facebook or Instagram, which lately seem to exist for the sole purpose of enabling Grand Rapids diners to inform their friends they’ve secured seating there. 

Why many breweries approach New England-style IPAs all wrong

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:27 |

Revue’s Beer Czar goes to Vermont to investigate the source of the hottest craze in craft beer.

Alfresco Appetites: Where to dine (and drink) in the open air

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:37 |

Yes, outdoor dining season is upon us. We kicked off last summer by surveying some notable alfresco eating locations in the area, and we could have filled an entire issue with it. But since print space, like summer, is finite, we’ll simply offer another (admittedly incomplete) pile of suggestions for outdoor dining spots that are new, notable or worth revisiting.

Now best-known as the host of CNN’s Emmy-nominated docuseries United Shades of America, sociopolitical comedian and community activist W. Kamau Bell wants to make people learn as well as laugh. Himself included. 

Who's Bad: Michael Jackson tribute headed to 20 Monroe Live

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 05 June 2017 13:11 |

Next month, the ultimate tribute to Michael Jackson is coming to Grand Rapids.

In Thoroughly Modern Millie, a classic musical tale of rejuvenation and following your dreams is told through Millie Dillmount, a girl-next-door who uproots her rural life to move to The Big Apple in the 1920s.

For many theater fans in west Michigan, the summer doesn’t really begin until the Barn Theatre opens its doors. The area’s equity summer-stock house on Saturday offered a preview of its 71st season with “A Lot of Song & A Little Dance,” a benefit concert showcasing many of the Barn’s returning stars and 21 of its young apprentices, the Actors’ Equity Membership Candidates who will appear on the mainstage and in the ever-popular Bar Shows.

Songs We Like, June 2017

Written by Pete Bruinsma, WYCE Music Director | Saturday, 03 June 2017 10:34 |

This playlist and list of upcoming shows is a sonic collaboration between Revue and WYCE. Each of the bands featured will be performing in West Michigan in June 2017.

Ten Local Bands to Watch

Written by Eric Mitts | Saturday, 03 June 2017 09:37 |

For this year’s music issue, we went just below the radar to find some of West Michigan’s boldest and brightest musicians ready to breakthrough in 2017. Check ‘em out!  

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