Race Best Bet: Ugly Sweater Run

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:59 |

Ah, the holidays. That miraculous time of year when the alcohol flows freely, everybody poops tinsel for two weeks, and the whole magical season is all wrapped up in one big, scratchy, hideous sweater

Hip Hop Best Bet: Matisyahu

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:55 |

You guys! Did you know that Matisyahu is now beardless? And no longer a practicing Chassidic? Maybe, if we're to believe his ambiguous, non-yarmulke wearing antics. But also, beardless! I mean, WTF is that even?

R&B Best Bet: K-Ci & JoJo; Ginuwine & Johnny Gill

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:48 |

Sing it with me now: ALLLLLLLL MY LIFE! I'VE PRAYED FOR A REUNION LIKE THIS! OK, maybe there's a bit of hyperbolic lyricism at play here, but c'mon – when was the last time anyone truly got to belt out a little classic K-Ci & JoJo without getting pity stares from the bewildered gas station attendant?

Yellowcard will stop at The Intersection for Ocean Avenue Acoustic Tour

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:44 |

It's 10 years ago. You just got your cartilage pierced and you and your friends are cruising around town during spring break, pretty much feeling like the cool guys and gals you are. What CD are you rocking in your deck? Yea, probably Yellowcard's Ocean Avenue.

Pop Best Bet: Karmin

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 12:32 |

Sure, the members of pop duo Karmin are younger and more successful than some of us here at Revue HQ, but it's hard to begrudge anyone who can cover Chris Brown so convincingly (Not to mention, make his music seem like it might be worth listening to).

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Back To You" by Bennett

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 18 November 2013 12:17 |

If you don't know the Grand Rapids-based folk rock band Bennett yet, you should learn their name. This trio of fresh-faced college kids carry an incredibly mature and polished sound that bring a variety of instruments into the mix. This is all an addition to rich vocal harmonies.

WEEKEND WARRIOR: West Side Story; Mane Event; Spank! and more

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Thursday, 14 November 2013 21:52 |

Barbara the web minion spent last weekend ogling hunks down in Kalamazoo at The State Theatre. This week, she still has naughty on her brain, whether it’s macking on some stud-ly crooners or enjoying a live version of “50 Shades Of Gray”.

Kamilla Celebrates 10 Years by Giving Back

Written by Madeline McMahon | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:26 |

Kamilla bassist Mike Smith had been living cancer-free after being diagnosed with stage-two melanoma in April 2012. That was until a devastating phone call came from his doctor a year later. The doctors at the Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids removed a tumor and two lymph nodes from underneath Smith's right arm, thinking that the cancer was gone. But it returned.

For Carielle, Change Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Written by Shelby Pendowski | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:18 |

It can take bands years or months to write a full record, but one week is all it took for Grand Rapids-based Carielle to write all the songs on Sonder.

LaughFest Brings in Lily Tomlin, Chris Tucker, Jim Gaffigan and Jay Leno for Fourth Installment

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 08:54 |

Gilda's LaughFest announced its 2014 headliners this morning, including its signature dinner event, which is an evening with talk show host, Jay Leno. The festival is also bringing back Jim Gaffigan and Sinbad, which both sold out shows in previous years.

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