Meijer Gardens Announces Jennifer Nettles, NEEDTOBREATHE and KC and the Sunshine Band

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:46 |

We may still be in the dead of winter, but Frederik Meijer Gardens is thinking summer, with three acts announced for its summer concert series. The series has recently partnered with Fifth Third Bank, and boasts a new title: Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Meijer Gardens.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Big Fred"

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 13:15 |

Kalamazoo-based Fox is a blues/rock band with history. The band's members (Chris Sinclair, John Lawrence and Carman Goodrich) met in middle school. They took that friendship one step further, adding instruments to their repertoire and creating what is now known as Fox.

Ari Lehman of 'Friday the 13th' fame comes to West Michigan with his band

Written by Sean Murphy | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:38 |

Ari Lehman isn't your normal, run-of-the-mill former child actor. After playing the first Jason in Friday the 13th, he's currently in a band playing with the likes of Chimaera, Gwar and even horror movie icons, Goblin. He doesn't just play some lousy guitar, though. Ari Lehman plays his keytar, the Electric Machete.

Black Eagle Press Finds New Home in Downtown Grand Rapids

Written by Erica Horoky | Tuesday, 11 February 2014 13:01 |

Black Eagle Press, a local screen-printing operation, has made itself at home on Jefferson Avenue with the opening of Black Eagle Trading Post. The eclectic store features locally handcrafted goods, an impressive collection of antiques, custom clothing reminiscent of a traditional "Sailor Jerry" style, and a screen-printing station in the back.

Schuler Books on Alpine to close in April

Written by Andrea Kooiker | Monday, 10 February 2014 09:20 |

Schuler Books and Music will be closing its Alpine location (3165 Alpine Ave., Walker) this April. The other three locations in Grand Rapids and Lansing will continue to run as normal, but owners Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld have decided not to resign the lease for the Alpine location.

Good Day Good Sir: Luke Nowland's one-man show

Written by Jayson Bussa | Friday, 07 February 2014 13:18 |

Technically, Luke Nowland is a one-man band, but don't expect him to take the stage with a bass drum strapped to his back, kazoo in his mouth and cymbals between his legs. He's no that kind of one-man band. Nowland is currently the sole musician behind Grand Rapids-based indie rock outfit Good Day Good Sir. Luckily, he knows plenty of wildly taltented dudes to back him up when he takes the stage.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Chimney Wizard" by The Reptilian

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 05 February 2014 11:42 |

The Reptilian has been a staple in the Kalamazoo and West Michigan music scenes for, oh, about 300 years (we're estimating). But to be more precise, this band has been around for the better part of a decade.

Crispin Glover Gives West Michigan a Multimedia Experience

Written by Sean Murphy | Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:09 |

Many know him from his one-armed performance in Hot Tub Time Machine. Others may remember him as George McFly in Back to the Future. Few know he is an author, musician, filmmaker and has his own touring show. Crispin Hellion Glover (yep, that's his real middle name) has dabbled in nearly every form of entertainment for more than three decades.

Leslie and the Ly's Bedazzle Grand Rapids

Written by Erica Horoky | Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:13 |

Gem your sweaters and dust off your party pants, Leslie and the Ly's are returning to Grand Rapids for a glamorous night of booty shaking and body rolls. Fourteen years ago, before the glitz and glamor of fame took hold, Leslie Hall started collecting and bedazzling gem sweaters.

Bring on the ‘dubs’; Menna’s Joint adds downtown Grand Rapids chain

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 15:23 |

Ionia Avenue’s reputation as the night-life hotspot of Grand Rapids will see an upbeat change with the welcoming of Menna’s Joint as the newest member to its strip.

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