Revue is happy to announce our first-ever “best of” readers poll — the Best of the West contest. This online survey asks our West Michigan readers to nominate and vote for their most-loved local businesses, people and things to do.
This month in business news: many new dining and drinking establishments, including Brick & Porter, Gray Skies Distillery, and a second location for Vander Mill.
Emma Ward, aka Emma Loo, doesn’t make weird music just for the sake of being weird. She makes it weird because she is too and she likes it that way. This month the singer-songwriter releases her first solo album, Ancient, at the Tip Top Deluxe. The set list is years in the making for a performer who finally found the tools to make the songs in her head a reality.
“Foxlore is the coming-of-age story of The Crane Wives,” vocalist/guitarist Kate Pillsbury told Revue as way of introduction to the Grand Rapids band’s new LP. “We wrote the songs at a time when we were still bumbling through our lives a bit. So much has happened to us between the writing of these songs and the consequent recordings.”
Beginning as a two-album concept as far back as 2014, Foxlore is the sister record to The Crane Wives’ last album, 2015’s Coyote Stories.
Since that time, life has continued unabated for the young indie band.
Welcome to Revue’s first ever STYLE Issue! This inaugural special section spotlights some of West Michigan’s most fashionable people, places and (locally-made) products.
While there are not enough pages to feature every worthy local fashionista, Revue chatted with 11 style mavens from various areas of expertise: Local fashion bloggers, boutique owners, personal shoppers and more.
From there, Revue delves deeper with our West Michigan Style File, highlighting a sample of what other chic natives have to offer. From interior designers to bakers of fabulous treats — it’s a mixed bag of fab!
Fine Fine Titans released its new LP, Renaissance, back in November. This month they’ve unveiled a new video for the band’s latest single, “In All Your Glory.” The video was filmed and edited by Three Goats Moving Pictures, a Kalamazoo-based company. Check the video out.
Being stylish yet frugal is a fine line to walk — especially in stilettos. Likely, you want one stop shopping where digging is minimal and selection is top-notch — like your rich friend’s closet. If you can’t swing that, here’s the next best thing: reBlue, located at 1423 Lake Dr. SE in Eastown.
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