Born Ruffians to Play First Grand Rapids Show, Reveal Plans for Upcoming Acoustic EP

Written by Robby Hartley | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 13:27 |

Indie rock band Born Ruffians will play in Grand Rapids for the first time during its upcoming fall tour.

Newer Isn't Always Better: GR Ballet Performs Dracula

Written by Shelby Pendowski | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:39 |

Before glittering diamond skin, vegetarianism and werewolf hatred came around to screw up classic lore, vampires owned the night, seducing countless victims. In 1897, Bram Stoker sculpted the first iconic vampire: Dracula.

In Stoker's novel, Dracula possessed all the legend qualities – lust for human blood, the ability to fly as a bat, repelled by garlic, allergic to the sun – to display this horror character.

Grand Rapids Public Library gets festive with Day of the Dead event

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 12:28 |

In Mexico, Día de los Muertos (translation: Day of the Dead) is traditionally celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2 in conjunction with the religious holidays of All Saints day and All Souls Day, respectively. However, this is not so much a mournful holiday, such as a joyous celebration.

Centre Street Tap House opens today in Portage

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 15 October 2013 09:09 |

Central City Tap House, a cozy watering hole on the Kalamazoo Mall that features plenty of Michigan craft beer, will be opening the doors to its new Portage location today.

Located at 3251 W. Centre Ave., the location, dubbed Centre Street Tap House, will feature the same great selection of premium beer.

Inside The Mitten ready to rock, show some skin

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 14 October 2013 17:25 |

Now, here is a combination you don't hear about every day — indie rock and boobs. But, Halloween generally lends itself to these types of hijinks. The madness is brought to you by Inside The Mitten.

Jon McLaughlin Navigates the World of Crowdfunding for Latest Release

Written by Madeline McMahon | Monday, 14 October 2013 10:07 |

For his latest album, Holding My Breath, singer-songwriter and pianist Jon McLaughlin signed a campaign with PledgeMusic. A crowdfunding source similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo, PledgeMusic is strictly for musicians with notable users such as The Lumineers, Luke Bryan and Gang of Four.

The Love Hate keeps it simple with straight rock 'n' roll sound

Written by Jayson Bussa | Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:26 |

Ask Paul Tefft what kind of music his band plays, and he’s not going to give you a long, convoluted answer, rife with comparisons to mainstream acts. In fact, his answer is only two-and-a-half words long: “Rock ‘n’ roll”.

Funeral scheduled for Friday at The Orbit Room to celebrate life of Don Dorshimer

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:19 |

The Orbit Room announced today that it will hold a memorial service on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 5 p.m. to celebrate the life of owner Don Dorshimer, who recently passed away at the age of 56.

The Beer Issue 2013

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 08 October 2013 11:43 |

It’s no secret that West Michigan knows beer. According to USA Today, we boast two of the top 15 craft breweries in the United States (Founders and Bell’s, in case you were unaware). In addition to being the best, many new microbreweries pop up in our region on a yearly basis. This month, we’re honoring one of the many things we do best with a look at how the area has grown, a gigantic brewery list, beer gear and more.

 

 

Find these Beer Issue stories on our website:

- Beta Theta Pints: West Michigan's Fraternity of Brewers
- Grand Rapids: Building a Foundation for Better Beer
- West Michigan's Lakeshore Ups the Beer Game
- Michigan's Burgeoning Craft Beer Industry: Northern and Mid-Michigan
- Craft beer scene grows in Southwest Michigan
- What Your Beer Says About You?
- What's the Deal with Hard Cider?

 

Big Gigantic Brings New Tour Experience to Kalamazoo

Written by Shelby Pendowski | Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:16 |

The excitement of a new album for fans also shakes with a dose of nerves. With the music industry continually changing and many musicians conforming, the worst fear for fans is the album will drop with a sound of unrecognizable content.

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