Music

While the duo no longer needs any introduction in the Grand Rapids hip-hop scene, ConvoTronics wants its new album, IllKillSchematics, to serve as something of a reintroduction. The group has reduced in size from when MC Cory Harris started the crew nearly a decade ago, but that doesn’t mean its retro-futuristic sound has stopped expanding.

In the mystical, musical universe of Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, everyone is invited to the interplanetary dance party.

Songs We Like, March 2017

Written by Adrianna Walker, WYCE | Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:33 |

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 West Michigan in March 2017. 

Dawes brings new album to Kalamazoo with two-set show spanning discography

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:37 |

In the fleeting world of music, Dawes believes there’s only one guarantee: We’re all gonna die. 

That might sound awfully dark or even outright bleak, especially for a chilled-out folk-rock record released in these trying times. But for Los Angeles band Dawes, it’s a beautifully communal statement, capable of reassuring us that we’re all the same. That’s why the band titled its latest LP, We’re All Gonna Die

Funkolution: Turkuaz Helps Bring Funk to the Mainstream

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:21 |

Funk has been making a significant comeback thanks to modern bands that are helping to propel its popularity. One such group, Turkuaz, has been a major player in the genre’s resurgence. This nine-piece ensemble out of Brooklyn enjoys a dedicated national following with its relentless touring schedule and aggressive, yet accessible songs.

Pixies announce show at 20 Monroe Live

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:32 |

Alt-rock, noise-pop legends the Pixies are officially slated to perform at 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on Oct. 7 this year.

The International Chopin Piano Competition has launched the careers of many internationally-renowned artists.

Songs We Like: 2016 Staff Picks

Written by WYCE staff | Wednesday, 01 February 2017 09:38 |

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 via wyce.org. 

This month, we bring you a streaming playlist highlighting 25 of the best songs released from Grand Rapids in 2016. 

Cloud Nothings tour new record at Calvin College

Written by Eric Mitts | Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:52 |

As a college dropout, the irony of performing on a campus isn’t lost on Cloud Nothings vocalist/guitarist Dylan Baldi.

The 25-year-old musician only spent two months at Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University, where he majored in music and audio recording technology, before starting Cloud Nothings in his parents’ basement at age 18.

Music soon became his escape — both from college and Cleveland — as the tracks he created at home on Garageband generated buzz via MySpace back in 2009, when it was still capable of breaking bands into the indie-rock blogosphere.

The story behind 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids' newest music venue, which opens on Feb. 1 and will host The Flaming Lips in April. “I don’t have to beg people to come to Grand Rapids anymore," said Josh Newman, promoter and talent buyer for Live Nation.

© 2017 Revue and Revue Holding Company

Join Our Newsletter!

Event Calendar

Breaking News

Read Revue's latest issue here!