TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Giants Dreaming" by Velcrofibs

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Thursday, 03 April 2014 12:34 |

“Post Alternative Indie Experimental Rock” may be a mouthful to say, but this complex genreical label is more than just a classification for the guys of Grand Rapids-based, Velcrofibs.

The Vice Issue

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 31 March 2014 09:28 |

Oh, West Michigan. You’re so conservative and proper. Except the times when you’re not, which are becoming more and more frequent. West Michigan cities like Holland and Grand Haven may seem conservative on the outside, but they’ve got their vices.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: “Away” by American WiFi

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:55 |

Sometimes, a group of savvy, young artists like the guys of American WiFi (not to be mistaken for 90s pop punksters American Hi-Fi) is just what the local music scene needs to break up the mesh of bands that believe only reinventing a genre will lead to musical success.

Open Projector Night Hits Lucky No. 7

Written by Nolan Krebs | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:33 |

In a place like Grand Rapids — a smallish-to-medium-sized city taking a real solid crack at becoming a creative hub — the plight of a creator finding the right avenue to do their thing seems to be a pretty common yarn.

Vinyl is My Vice and I'm OK with That

Written by Josh Spanninga | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:56 |

I still remember when I bought my first vinyl. I was at a show at the old Strutt in Kalamazoo (RIP), and the album came with a free CD, so I figured what the hell? Little did I know that dropping the needle onto the record's grooves would prove to be my first step on the road to becoming obsessed with vinyl. Sure, I realize streaming from Spotify may be the easy route, but purchasing vinyl has far more benefits.

Life is Hard, Play Video Games

Written by Kyle Hauch | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:52 |

All across the country, millions of people are addicted, but this kind of addiction doesn’t come as a pill or a powder. It comes in the form of a controller in your hand and a huge flat screen TV in your face. I’m talking video games, those interactive pieces of entertainment that have been a haven for social outcasts, nerds, geeks and 12 year olds to all meet and insult each other online.

Yeah, I Luv Dem Strippers

Written by Lindsay Patton | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:49 |

When it comes to vices, strips clubs might top the list with their dark atmosphere and what-happens-here-stays-here mantra. Here are places in West Michigan where you can indulge your vice.

Get Pampered, You’re Worth It

Written by Kyle Hauch | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:48 |

Let’s face it, most of us just can’t help but indulge in our spoiled side. Why not spend all day at a spa or cook your skin for a few hours to get the perfect tan, because you deserve it.

Smoke If Ya Got 'Em: Smoking Rooms and Lounges

Written by Erica Horoky and Lindsay Patton-Carson | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:41 |

Shops and lounges where you can sit down and enjoy some cigars or hookah.

Shoes to Feed Your Fetish

Written by Missy Black | Monday, 24 March 2014 15:39 |

Shoe hoarding is a serious condition. One that calls for more shoes.

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