Indie Rock Best Bet: Youth Lagoon

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 26 August 2013 11:14 |

You know, up until this point, you probably weren't aware that anyone other than potato farmers came out of Idaho. Well, Trevor Powers, aka, Youth Lagoon, is just such an individual, and believe us, his career of choice has little if anything to do with ground spuds.

Instrumentalist Best Bet: Kishi Bashi

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 26 August 2013 11:10 |

While it's not unusual for a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist to be involved in, well, multiple projects, what is unusual about Kishi Bashi is just how simultaneously attentive and prolific he is to all the musical pies he has his fingers in.

Hip Hop Best Bet: Danny Brown

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 26 August 2013 11:09 |

The long-awaited union of Danny Brown and Action Bronson is here, and if the superstar co-headlining tour title is any indication, its ticket holders can expect lots of highs and absolutely no deaths. That's right – with 2 High 2 Die, Brown and Bronson are set to embark upon what is no doubt going to be the melding of two very extraordinary minds and talents.

Punk Best Bet: D.O.A.

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 26 August 2013 11:08 |

As legends of the vast Canadian hardcore punk rock scene, dating back from when the three-chord noise genre was still in diapers (and, conspicuously, safety pins), D.O.A. were, of course, never dead on arrival.

Rock Best Bet: Citizen Cope

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:59 |

With the exception of the most hard-hearted of emotionally dead vampires, everybody loves a good '90s throwback. Even one that didn't start getting big until 2002. (You know, with music there's always some decade overlap.) One of alternative mood-rock's favorite crooners of yore, Citizen Cope is undertaking an acoustic solo tour, and hitting The Orbit Room for what's being described as an "intimate" show.

ArtPrize News: Bets bets, juried awards and cat videos

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:55 |

A full run down on all the things you need to know about this year's installment of ArtPrize.

So You've Won ArtPrize, Now What?

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:43 |

2013 marks the fifth year of ArtPrize, the "radically open, independently organized international art competition" that presents the winner with the largest prize in history of art prizes. Each of the four first prize winners have walked away with racks on racks on racks – $200,000 to be exact – and the satisfaction of knowing their work struck a chord with the Joe the Art Critic.

Country Queen: Q&A with Shelagh Brown, singer at Farmer's Alley Theatre

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:37 |
Q&A

You received your degree in Musical Theatre from Western Michigan University and you're also an up-and-coming country singer. What gave you your start? I started in the basement of our house in Portage.

New Kids on The Block: Q&A with Carla Hill, president and CEO of West Michigan Symphony

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:35 |
Q&A

It's been said that classical music is a fading genre, so what does the West Michigan Symphony do to encourage new generations of listeners and concert attendees? Find out in REVUE's Q&A session with president and CEO of West Michigan Symphon, Carla Hill.

Dance, Dance: Q&A with Rachael Riley, dancer at Grand Rapids Ballet Company

Written by Alexandra Fluegel | Monday, 26 August 2013 10:33 |
Q&A

In addition to performing with the Grand Rapids Ballet, you've also choreographed a number of works. What is it like having your colleagues perform your creations? Working with colleagues is always a wonderful experience.

As a choreographer going into the studio, I already have an idea of the dancers' strengths and their style, since I work alongside them every day.

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