TRACK OF THE WEEK: "The Way Of The Gun" by Ignite The Borealis

Written by Jayson Bussa | Monday, 20 January 2014 14:58 |

While Grand Rapids-based pop rock band Ignite The Borealis works on more music to add to its already extensive three-album catalogue, it might be high time to bone up on some of its current jams.

Wander around with a T-Rex at Grand Rapids Public Museum on Feb. 14-16

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 20 January 2014 14:05 |

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is giving you the opportunity to roam around with a Tyrannosaurus Rex — a.k.a. the greatest dinosaur of all time. The museum is bringing this pre-historic celebrity alive on Feb. 14-16 for its Dinosaur Walk.

STS9's Feb. 9 stop in GR cancelled; David Murphy leaves band

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 22:18 |

Sound Tribe Sector 9, simply known as STS9, will be taking a break from their winter tour, announcing the postponement of their upcoming show dates through February. This includes the band's Feb. 9 stop at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids. The cancellation stems from the split between bassist David Murphy and the band.

LISTEN: Stepdad drops single "Running (Does That Mean You Care?)"

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 22:15 |

Ready for some cocaine for your eardrums? Grand Rapids-based Stepdad just released the first single off of their upcoming release Strange Tonight, an EP that will be released on Quite Scientific Records. The track is called "Running (Does That Mean You Care?)".

Fusion Shows highlights Grand Rapids bands in Friday's local music showcase

Written by Jayson Bussa | Monday, 13 January 2014 15:33 |

This time of year is no doubt the slowest for touring acts. So, the boys and girls at Fusion Shows are helping to curb the appetite of music fans in Grand Rapids.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "So Long" by Forrester

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 13 January 2014 14:50 |

Have you ever heard of Grand Rapids-based rock trio Forrester? You've had over a decade to become acquainted with them. In a sense, Forrester was born all the way back in 2001, but under the name Burke*Tweeden. Back then, they played covers for their friends and probably anyone else who would listen.

Trixy Tang glams up West Michigan music scene

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 09 January 2014 22:07 |

Klay Fennema doesn’t mind letting people in on his dirty little secret. “I am not even ashamed to admit that we all have shopped in the ladies department for clothing before,” he said with a laugh. That’s just one of the prices that Fennema and his band have paid to resurrect the hair metal of yesteryear.

Organizers accepting applications for 45th Festival of the Arts

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:18 |

The bone-chilling weather is an ugly reminder that summer is still a ways off. However, organizers of the 45th Festival of the Arts in downtown Grand Rapids are already beginning to mobilize artists and performers for the upcoming event, which will be held June 6-8.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Sabertooth" by Red Legs

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:47 |

When you take a listen to the high-energy, straight-up rock 'n' roll stylings of Grand Rapids-based band Red Legs, it's hard to imagine that this grouped morphed out of just a couple of guys with acoustic guitars.

The Better Fight says goodbye tonight at The Stache

Written by REVUE Staff | Friday, 03 January 2014 11:48 |

The pop rock/punk scene in West Michigan — as thin as it might be at the moment — will bid farewell to one of its major players this evening at The Stache, located in The Intersection.

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