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Surfin’ 616: The Outer Vibe Returns to Grand Rapids

Written by Kelly Brown | Monday, 05 December 2016 10:57 |

After almost a year of touring the U.S., The Outer Vibe returns home to Grand Rapids with a new EP.

2016: Five Shows to Remember

Written by Nicole LaRae | Monday, 05 December 2016 10:16 |

Hundreds of bands come through Grand Rapids every year, but some stand out, providing an unforgettable experience. Here are five of those shows for Nicole LaRae, venue and booking manager for The Pyramid Scheme, founder of dizzybird records and volunteer programmer at 88.1 WYCE.

Brothers and fellow podiatrists Bill and Jim Gray receive rock star treatment when they attend performances in other countries. However, they still remain largely unknown in the United States for their work to establish a world-class brass band named for their native Battle Creek.

Getting A Handel on the “Messiah”

Written by Reporter's Notebook by Samara Napolitan | Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:00 |

Every season, choristers congregate between poinsettias and evergreens to lend their voices to the holiday spectacle. Among the winter-themed carols and sacred songs on concert programs, a venerable Yuletide musical tradition almost always claims a spot in the lineup: George Frederick Handel’s Messiah

When budget cuts hit schools, the axe falls first on anything that’s not considered a “core subject.” For many school administrators, music education falls into the category of a luxury, rather than a necessity. In fact, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) put math, reading, science and social studies above all else. The arts simply weren’t considered essential to being “career ready.”

Crystal Drive "900" LP review & track debut

Written by Mark Deming | Monday, 07 November 2016 15:05 |

A review and track preview of the debut album from George Szegedy's (of The Peoples Temple) new band Crystal Drive.

A Night In Review: Lamp Light Music Festival

Written by Josh Veal | Saturday, 05 November 2016 17:07 |

Before the show could begin, I was asked to turn off a lamp. That might seem antithetical to the name: Lamp Light Music Festival, but this one moment captures the intimacy and comfort of a very special weekend.

Songs We Like, Vol. 14

Written by Yong Los and Pete Bruinsma, WYCE | Monday, 03 October 2016 11:28 |

 

This is a sonic collaboration among Revue, WYCE and AMI Jukeboxes. Play this mix as a playlist on AMI Jukeboxes, read about it here every month and stream it on wyce.org. Each of the bands featured will be performing in Grand Rapids in October 2016. Here are a few highlights. 

Solid State Sounds: Local music news and shows for October

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 03 October 2016 11:15 |

Check out these upcoming shows and releases from local bands including ConvoTronics, Martyr For Madison and more.

Raymond Harvey has led the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra for 18 years, but at the end of the 2016-2017 season, someone else will take the stand.

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