Hot Issue: A Q&A with hot performer Queen Sanchez

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:23 |
Q&A

REVUE sat down to talk with Jasinya Sanchez, a local performer and drag queen dubbed West Michigan's hot performer. She shed light on her forray into performing and taste in music.

One of heavy metal music’s veteran ambassadors has set out to prove there are still new ideas to explore in what’s becoming a mature genre. 

As the former frontman of Pantera and the current vocalist for the New Orleans-based supergroup Down, Philip H. Anselmo could have tapped into one of his many creative wells from the past 25 years in the music business for his debut solo album Walk Through Exits Only, which dropped on July 16.

Ready for a great Sci-Fi flick? Elysium just might offer it. It’s 2154 and life is great. No disease, no war, no economic struggle. That is, if you’re filthy rich enough to live on the super high-class space station Elysium. Otherwise, you’re stuck on Earth, which is literally crumbling and ridden with poverty and crime.

Fly On The Amplifier: Steve Miller’s Oral History Of Detroit Rock

Written by Kyle Austin | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:17 |

On the scale of life-changing experiences, Steve Miller rates walking by an open window in 1968 and exposing his 11-year-old ears to the ferocious sonic assault of The Motor City Five pretty damn high.

As a kid catching shows throughout Detroit, and later as a founding member of the pioneer hardcore band, The Fix, Miller thoroughly witnessed the raw power and explosive creativity of the city’s music scene, but it was only after he’d forged a new career as a journalist in the early 1990s that he began thinking of it in literary terms.

Hot Issue: Marijuana proves to be area's hot topic

Written by Nick Manes | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:13 |

In early-June, American music and cultural magazine Rolling Stone devoted a whole issue to marijuana. While historically a counter-cultural bastion and a magazine that often writes about weed, a whole issue devoted to the subject seems significant.

August Free Market: Foremost Barbershop; Stoner Tacos; Jagger Madison

Written by Steven G. de Polo | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:12 |

Guys, get yer ears raised at Foremost Barbershop (152 Fulton St. E). Located around the corner from the Cottage Bar in downtown Grand Rapids, Foremost is a convenient spot for dudes who work in the area to stop in on their break, or after work, and get their lettuce cleaned up.

August Film: A Band Called Death, Heroic Images

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:07 |

With the ominous autumn clouds looming in the not-too-distant future, it's imperative to pack the highest quantity of last-minute sun-drenched summer shenanigans as possible into August's 31 days. In order to help you narrow down your options, here are some especially crisp events for film lovers.

August Eclectic Round-Up

Written by Audria Larsen | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:05 |

August is humming with eclectic events to help you squeeze the last ounce of awesome out of summer. You can run screaming for your life or openly haunt a cemetery.

Taste This: Restaurant Week GR; Bar Divani; Sietsema's Cider Garden

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:01 |

Mouths have been drooling since the menus for more than 65 area restauranteurs were announced on July 15, presenting West Michigan's finest fare this side of US-127 from Aug. 14-24 for the 4th Annual Restaurant Week.

Dan St. Germain: Sitting on a Pile of Skulls

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 26 July 2013 12:00 |

Dan St. Germain knows where a good Internet short can get a comedian and has spent time perfecting that art. As a result, his shorts have appeared on the front page of Funny or Die and his series "Kicking Dan Out" is featured on the My Damn Channel Comedy Network.

St. Germian puts all his efforts into writing, producing and acting in his shorts and readily dismisses the notion that just simply focusing on being creative will get the job done. “You can't do that in this day and age,” he said. 

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