With so much music available via radio, television and YouTube, music doesn't have to just entertain us, the performers themselves need to be interesting and stand out of the crowd. Here Come the Mummies has no problem getting noticed.
After all, it's kind of hard to ignore a band of more than a dozen musicians wrapped up like the embalmed dead of ancient Egypt.
This month, the British singer released her third full-length album, "Girl Talk". A change from the catchy pop that carried her two previous albums, "Girl Talk" tackles deeper subject matter, according to the singer.
This morning, Frederik Meijer Gardens announced the first four acts of its summer concert series. On July 5, chart-topping country duo Montgomery Gentry brings its version of Southern rock to Grand Rapids. A couple days later, in what could be the most eccentric show of the season, David Byrne and St. Vincent perform on July 7.
Pop-punk heavyweight New Found Glory is announcing a 10 Year "Sticks and Stones" Anniversary Tour, celebrating the band's first major-label album that was certified gold in September 2002. "Sticks and Stones" features hits such as "My Friends Over You" and "Head on Collision."
Though the name may be deceiving, The Expendables is not based on the 2010 Sylvester Stallone film. In fact, the band has held onto that name since 1997, when the future of the band was up in the air.
The members of Flyleaf don't consider themselves a Christian band. Sure, they're a band whose members happen to be Christian, but as former front woman Lacey Sturm asked in a 2010 interview, "[...] if a plumber's a Christian, does that make him a 'Christian plumber?'"
However, when Sturm stepped down as the group's vocalist last October, just days before the release of the band's third album, they knew they were looking for someone whose belief system coincided with their own.
For weeks, "Thrift Shop" was the No. 1 song in America. It was recently knocked back to No. 2 due to the "Harlem Shake" craze; but that doesn't mean Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have cooled. No way.
Yes, Ralphie May is a hilarious comedian. Yes, he's also a "Last Comic Standing" superstar. And yes, he's perhaps just a little bit rotund. But did you know that he also performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos this past year?!
So yeah, more than three decades in, and it looks like this whole "hip-hop" thing might actually be catching on after all. Praise be to the heavenly jam-masters that Kool Keith, one of rap's most senior perpetrators, is still around to shake the establishment loose by slicing beats and spitting out choice rhymes.
Jarred Sper moved to West Michigan in 2010 with an intense love of craft beer, and was intent on starting up a brewery. He had been a homebrewer for years, and upon meeting Randy Perrin, they decided to go all in and work together to make their mutual dream a reality.
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