30 Years in Revue: Where we came from, who we are now and how we got here

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 03 January 2018 11:11 |

Revue has grown quite a bit in 30 years, but to understand how, we have to go back to the beginning.

In 1988, Doug Fast created Music Revue to fill a hole in journalism. The publication was born in an entirely different time and place compared to the West Michigan we know today — craft beer hardly existed, the local restaurant scene was a shadow of what it is today, and the founder of ArtPrize was only six years old. 

10 Local Bands to Watch in 2018

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:48 |

There’s no better time than the New Year to discover some great new music. West Michigan continues to overflow with an absolute wellspring of creative talent and the abundance of artists on the brink of breaking out has never been greater. So as you’re making New Year’s resolutions to broaden your horizons and welcome 2018 with fresh eyes and ears, take note of some of the names on this list — you might just end up listening all year. 

REO Speedwagon and Styx to play Van Andel Arena next year

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 04 December 2017 12:45 |

Two classic rock legends are coming to Grand Rapids for a double header next March.

Dashboard Confessional coming to Grand Rapids

Written by Revue Staff | Monday, 04 December 2017 12:18 |

Just announced: Dashboard Confessional is playing at 20 Monroe Live in April of next year.

Over the past year, dozens of businesses have come and gone, but on the whole, they’re mostly coming. At least 30 restaurants have opened doors this year, from sandwich shops to whiskey bars with $22 entrees and a brewery with Puerto Rican food. West Michigan’s capacity for great food may reach a ceiling at some point, but we don’t seem to be anywhere near it yet. Here’s our look back on 2017.

A Roundup of Openings, Closings and other Local Business News

The Beer Issue 2017: Exploring Our Local Beer Scene and Beyond

Written by Revue Staff | Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:27 |

Check out our latest Beer Issue, featuring brewer profiles, Sharkman, brewery guide, trends in beer styles and much more.

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