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Solid State Sounds: June local music news

Written by Eric Mitts | Sunday, 05 June 2016 09:03 |

A handful of local concerts in July and July, including The SEVENth and the final shows for Beast in the Field.

Breaking Out: A Conversation with The Accidentals

Written by Elma Talundzic | Sunday, 05 June 2016 08:31 |

The Accidentals eclectic sound has helped the indie folk-rock band become one of the state’s top emerging outfits. Billboard named the trio as one of the “Top Seven Breakout Artists SXSW 2015.” Now, on June 1, the band dropped its new Parking Lot EP, available to stream online. Here’s what the band had to say to Revue.

The Muteflutes Leave Town, Cut New LP

Written by Eric Mitts | Sunday, 05 June 2016 08:06 |

Sometimes, you just need to get away.

So if you thought The Muteflutes have been in hiding, you’d be right.

Back in January, the Grand Rapids-based indie-folk group packed up their gear, got out of town and headed for one of the least-likely mid-winter destinations around: Minneapolis. 

Once there, they holed up together at The Hideaway Studio, and a week later emerged with their third LP, naturally titled: Hideaway Love

Songs We Like, Vol. 10

Written by Pete Bruinsma, WYCE | Friday, 03 June 2016 16:02 |

This is a sonic collaboration among Revue, WYCE and AMI Jukeboxes. Play this mix as a playlist on AMI Jukeboxes, read about it here on revuewm.com and stream it on wyce.org. From Grand Rapids, to the world! This month: new music from The Lumineers, Radiohead, Aesop Rock and more.

Digging Deep: Coffin Problem release colossal self-titled, debut LP

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:52 |

The members of Grand Rapids’ Coffin Problem have one request for when you listen to their debut LP: Play it loud.

Anyone who’s caught the band’s epic live shows will echo the same. The music is enormous — enveloping every available space surrounding it before encapsulating eardrums in layers of dense distortion.

Solid State Sounds: Local Music News and Happenings in May

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 09 May 2016 12:21 |

Local music news and shows in May, including La Dispute, Small Brown Bike, Mustard Plug, Greensky Bluegrass and more.

WIDR’s ‘Basement Show’ Unearths Local Sounds

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 09 May 2016 12:04 |

Even with SoundCloud, Bandcamp, YouTube and an assortment of other online avenues for bands to get heard, scoring time on local airwaves is still a highly sought after milestone for emerging groups.

Luckily for Kalamazoo musicians, hitting that FM signal is a plausible endeavor.

Since 1952, Western Michigan University's student-run radio station WIDR has been bringing listeners an alternative to the commercial drivel that typically dominates the airwaves.

Songs We Like, Vol. 9: Spring edition

Written by Benjamin Davey, WYCE | Saturday, 07 May 2016 08:59 |

This is a sonic collaboration among Revue, WYCE and AMI Jukeboxes. Play this mix as a playlist on AMI Jukeboxes, read about it here on revuewm.com and stream it on wyce.org. From Grand Rapids, to the world! This month: new music from Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Pop, Andrew Bird and more.

As Record Store Day Approaches, Kalamazoo’s Vinyl Scene Thrives

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 07 April 2016 07:45 |

Kalamazoo is stocked with sanctuaries for vinyl-record collectors and Sean Hartman, manager of Satellite Records, thinks he might know why. 

“A lot of it is a natural reaction to how disposable media has become,” said Hartman, who runs the shop located at 808 S. Westnedge Ave. in Kalamazoo. “There’s definitely something to having that physical piece that you had to look for and find. It’s fragile, you want to take care of it and you want to be able to appreciate it for the rest of your life. The artwork is cool and you can put it on the turntable, actually watch it play and listen to it in the order the artist intended as a complete work of art.”

Bermudas and Flushed Dual Cassette Release Party at Long Road Distillers

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 06 April 2016 16:55 |

If Grand Rapids’ local music scene is like one big family, then garage rock trios Bermudas and Flushed are like long-lost sisters, separated at birth.

Both bands are releasing albums this Friday, April 8 with a shared release show at Long Road Distillers. The new material will be available on cassette via Grand Rapids-based label Hot Capicola Records.

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