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. 

The Style Issue 2016

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 29 February 2016 18:54 |

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!

Video Premiere: Fine Fine Titans “In All Your Glory”

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:23 |

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.

Chic on the Cheap

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 01 February 2016 11:12 |

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.

Affordable art

Written by Nicole Rico | Monday, 01 February 2016 11:09 |

If you’ve got a burning desire to take in a museum and admire expensive pieces of art, but are still trying to pay off those shockingly high overage charges on your cell phone bill, here’s a shortlist of artsy West Michigan hotspots that won’t wipe you out.

A Shortlist of Free Live Music Events

Written by Nicolette Chambery | Monday, 01 February 2016 10:19 |

Revue let's you keep rockin' in the free world with this list of free local music events.

The 12 Best Bargain Bin CDs

Written by Mark Deming | Monday, 01 February 2016 10:16 |

Being this is Revue’s Cheap Issue, let’s celebrate the current state of the back catalog CD, starting with this list of a dozen inarguably great bargain-bin albums you can pick up at several chain bookstores and big box emporiums for just five or six dollars a pop. Your locally-owned indie record shop usually has a pile of these titles, as well.

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