Taste This!: Grand Rapids Wine, Beer & Food Festival; The Great Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off

Written by Matt Simpson Siegel | Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:31 |

Known as the largest culinary celebration in the state, the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival offers 1200 assorted wines, in addition to gourmet plates, seminars, distilleries and breweries highlighting their best.

Cymbals Eat Guitars Bringing The Shred To Founders

Written by Nolan Krebs | Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:05 |

We haven't heard much from Cymbals Eat Guitars, the NYC-based indie rock outfit responsible for 2009's Why There Are Mountains and the 2011 follow-up Lenses Alien. What's a young band to do after getting stamped with a "Best New Music" label by the hype machines? For CEG, personnel changes and relocating back to Brooklyn have kept the group busy and given them something of a new look.

The Intersection ranked No. 33 worldwide according to Pollstar

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 23 October 2013 11:25 |

When the folks at The Intersection claim they have one of the most popular club venues in the world, they really mean it. Those claims were recently backed up by Pollstar (Fresno, Calif.), a concert tour trade publication that gleans information from agents, promoters and plenty of other individuals in the business.

Comedy, Boobs and '90s Pop Culture: The Marvelous Life of Sarah Jean Anderson

Written by Josh Spanninga | Monday, 21 October 2013 16:45 |

If you were to sit down for a casual conversation with comedienne Sarah Jean Anderson, you could easily expect to witness filthily absurd tangents filled with singing, dancing and countless '90s pop references, all probably within the first five minutes.

She is loud, crude and utterly endearing, and she uses these traits to create comedy and art that she hopes will ultimately have a positive impact on the world.

Your Guide to the Biggest Bar Night of the Year

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 21 October 2013 12:45 |

Avoid the awkward 'Where should we go?' banter and pinpoint your perfect bar for the night before Thanksgiving. Whether you want to get wild on the dance floor or nurse a beer in a low-key atmosphere, our list will help you create an ideal night.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "5iveit" by Rick Chyme

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 21 October 2013 12:32 |

If you keep your ear to the local music scene, you are probably already aware of Grand Rapids hip-hop artist Rick Chyme.

If you are not, this is him in a nutshell: A crazy talented artist; long beard; says "5iveit" a lot. So, what does "5iveit" even mean? Chyme's got your answer

November Microbrews: Gravel Bottom Brewery; Vander Mill Cider

Written by Ben Darcie | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:54 |

In our West Michigan brewery scene, we've just about seen it all. And if there's one thing you need when opening a new brewery in this climate, it's a niche; something to help you stand out and separate yourself from the other breweries — and Gravel Bottom (418 Ada Dr., Ada) has done just that.

Lecture Best Bet: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Written by Lindsay Patton | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:50 |

Quick. Name a popular 21st century astrophysicist. Chances are you can only think of one: Neil deGrasse Tyson. The quick-witted Tyson joins the ranks of Bill Nye and Carl Sagan for making science downright cool.

Metal Best Bet: Megadeth

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:46 |

Being a Megadeth fan can be a true exercise in frustration. People either love or hate guitarist Dave Mustaine, the band's founder and creative force. He's a gifted guitarist and a cunning lyricist who's proven time and again to have the chops to create great albums and some of the best compositions of the metal genre.

Blues Best Bet: Jonny Lang

Written by Emma Kat Richardson | Monday, 21 October 2013 11:40 |

As a notable blues guitarist and singer with an endless capacity for making knees weak and hearts flutter, Lang was always a bit of an anomaly among a sea of prefab pop stars and grungy snarls.

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