Bring on the ‘dubs’; Menna’s Joint adds downtown Grand Rapids chain

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 15:23 |

Ionia Avenue’s reputation as the night-life hotspot of Grand Rapids will see an upbeat change with the welcoming of Menna’s Joint as the newest member to its strip.

Schoolboy Q to Perform at The Orbit Room in April

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 14:38 |

Before you start thinking, "Schoolboy WHO?" let's take a moment to highlight some of Schoolboy Q's recent highlights. Currently, Schoolboy is all over the airwaves with a guest appearance on recent Grammy-winner Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' latest single, "White Walls."

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Deadbolt" by ProConPro

Written by Jayson Bussa | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 13:20 |

It's often difficult to translate the sweaty, out-of-control sound of a punk rock basement show on to an album. But, if you have never stepped foot in a house venue and want to know what you're missing, Kalamazoo-based ProConPro gives you a pretty good taste.

The Love Issue

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:50 |

With Valentine's Day in the mix, February is a great time to stop hatin' and start lovin'. This month, REVUE makes that really easy with our annual Love Issue. We are bringing people together with stellar date ideas — plus, we're even footing the bill for a few lucky readers. Check out what this year's Love Issue has to offer.

Sister Act's Spectacle Is Second to Nun

Written by Allison Parker | Monday, 27 January 2014 11:24 |

Back when crop tops were going through their first wave of cool and rollerblades were the rage, a lounge singer became a nun. Not a real-life lounge singer, but Sister Act's Deloris, who discovered that a wimple is a slammin' good witness protection disguise.

Movement Music: The Coup Channels Anger into Hope

Written by Kyle Austin | Monday, 27 January 2014 11:14 |

They may rap about guillotines, Molotov cocktails and deep-frying CEOs, but anyone who calls The Coup's music angry isn't listening close enough.

As if you didn't have enough competition, now children have the ability to look more fashionable than you and it's all thanks to Sydney's Boutique (1479 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids). The Mini Mogul Group clothing line is something to love. It's clothing for kids, by kids—a project in partnership with Sydney's owner Kristian Grant and her daughter Sydney, whom the boutique is named after.

How A Musician-Turned-Writer Found Her Natural Rhythm

Written by Kyle Austin | Monday, 27 January 2014 10:53 |

Had her entire life not gone literally up in flames back in 1980, Debra Marquart would not be the writer she is today. In fact, she may have never even taken up writing at all.

LOVE ISSUE: Lakeshore Dates

Written by Erica Horoky, Andrea Kooiker, Sean Murphy | Monday, 27 January 2014 10:30 |

Oh, the pressure! Valentine's Day is all about stress: finding a date, making your date happy, figuring out how to distract yourself if you're without a date. It's all too much to handle sometimes. Don't stress too much, though. We're here to help.

LOVE ISSUE: Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Dates

Written by Lindsay Patton | Monday, 27 January 2014 10:20 |

Oh, the pressure! Valentine's Day is all about stress: finding a date, making your date happy, figuring out how to distract yourself if you're without a date. It's all too much to handle sometimes. Don't stress too much, though. We're here to help

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