Local Band Cardboard Swords Launch Tour

Written by Nolan Krebs | Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:21 |

The Midwest has been a cradle for some of emo music’s most influential and hardworking bands. Even as some of the emo/math rock/hardcore-centric venues in the area came and went (i.e. The DAAC, Skeletones), the sound has undeniably stuck.

Tune In: Resurrecting GR’s Radio Mojo

Written by Steve Miller | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:17 |

For almost a decade, radio station WSRX broadcasted from the basement of the student center at Grand Valley State University — then Grand Valley State College. Lore has it that one enterprising and curious young man once took a hit or three of LSD and put in a 48-hour stint as deejay.

May's local music news

Written by Nolan Krebs | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:15 |

A rundown on notable news and events from the West Michigan music scene.

The Omecs Echo West Michigan’s Primitive Past

Written by Nolan Krebs | Wednesday, 06 May 2015 12:13 |

Michigan is responsible for spewing out some primal iconic garage rock bands. From high velocity acts like The Stooges and MC5, to the primitive sounds of the Gories, White Stripes and the Hentchmen – Michigan is notorious for its noise. But it’s not all about the Motor City.

LISTEN to a new Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts Song

Written by REVUE Staff | Friday, 01 May 2015 10:31 |

Kalamazoo-based band Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts releases its new record, "No Better," this month. The ship date for the vinyl/CD is Tuesday, May 12 - but you can hear the debut of "Toledo" right here.

Bello Spark Boasts Fresh Tunes, Expanded Lineup for Album No. 2

Written by Nolan Krebs | Monday, 02 February 2015 14:50 |

Grand Rapids native Rob Jordan isn’t new blood in the music scene ‘round these parts. He’s been writing and performing tunes in one capacity or another for more than a decade.

Lady Ace Boogie Takes to the Stage for LP Release Show

Written by Nolan Krebs | Monday, 29 December 2014 09:47 |

A lot has changed for Linda Tellis in the past couple of years. An Atlanta native by way of both West Virginia and Ohio, Tellis moved to Grand Rapids in 2009 and landed a job at Cascade Engineering, where she steadily built a career as a facilitator of Lean Enterprise Systems for the company.

It’s an interesting time to be in a band, what with society’s newfound hyperconnectivity and all. The seemingly endless tide of adept millennials pumping out totally decent music on bedroom laptops can bestow an unsettling urgency for artists to try and keep up. 

Lamp Light Music Festival Amps Up for Third Year

Written by Nolan Krebs | Friday, 24 October 2014 15:06 |

For the third year running, the first weekend in November hosts Eastown’s Lamp Light Music Festival. The three-day gala of artistic delights brings together some of the area’s most ardent and talented creators, serving as a celebration of both really great music and a community’s potential to carve its own cultural niche.

Rock for Crash's Wonderfully Combines Cats and Beer

Written by Giovana Barreto | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:47 |

Cat lovers are passionate. Beer lovers are passionate. That's the idea behind Rock for Crash's, a cat-themed musical event that benefits Crash's Landing, a Grand Rapids-based cat rescue and placement center.

 

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