TJ Miller Battles Hecklers, Comes to Grand Rapids This Month

Written by Josh deLacy | Monday, 26 March 2012 15:41 |

A heckler in Atlanta once punched TJ Miller in the face. During another stand-up show in Myrtle Beach, a woman slapped her watch and shouted, "You got 15 minutes to say something funny!"

But despite these occasional abuses from his audiences, TJ Miller is devoted to comedy. When he isn't performing stand-up in L.A.'s comedy clubs, he is touring or filming or producing some other form of humor.

Rebelution brings “Peace of Mind” to Grand Rapids

Written by Jon Miller | Monday, 26 March 2012 11:50 |

On Jan. 10, Rebelution released Peace of Mind, which has been labeled as the band's best work to date. The release also saw two versions of the album: acoustic and dub. The unconventional format seemed to work, as Peace of Mind debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200 and was No. 4 on iTunes.

Go Radio performs at The Intersection in Grand Rapids

Written by Stephanie Allen | Wednesday, 21 March 2012 10:07 |

The driving force behind every great band is a lot of great fans - and the guys of Go Radio know just how to make them.

Local Shops Celebrate Music for Record Store Day

Written by John Sinkevics and Rich Tupica | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:52 |

The line stretched down the block on S. Division Avenue in Grand Rapids, with hundreds of devoted fans of rock's My Chemical Romance waiting in the rain to meet the band at an in-store appearance on Record Store Day.

We Came as Romans

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:49 |

It's easy to be negative, but Detroit rock outfit We Came As Romans fights that urge. The band's members make an effort to put a positive spin on their music and message.

Q&A with Jenn Schaub

Written by Lindsay Patton Carson | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:42 |
Q&A

REVUE posted some questions to Jenn Schaub, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at Dwelling Place. Here is what she had to say.

The Golden Era of Local H

Written by Nick Manes | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:54 |

If you paid attention to pop culture in the ‘90s, then it's quite likely you remember the post-grunge alternative band, Local H. The distinct, dirty bass line to the band's 1996 Top 10 hit, "Bound for the Floor" is still recognizable, reminding listeners to "keep it copacetic."

Like the rest of the decade, Local H never really went away. The two-man band - consisting of frontman Scott Lucas, who plays guitar and bass all through his guitar, and drummer Brian St. Clair - has toured and recorded consistently since the mid-‘90s, even amidst some band shakeups and label turmoil.

Love and Lamentation: A Poet's Journey

Written by Meaghan Igel | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 10:50 |

With his newest collection of poetry, When All the World Is Old, Detroit-born poet John Rybicki comes close enough that poet Marie Howe compares him to a modern-day Orpheus "singing [his] way into the underworld and coming out alive."

Butterfield: Capturing the Spirit of Horses

Written by Kelli Kolakowski | Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:59 |

In the artist's first major Midwest show since 2007, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park hosts Essence: The Horses of Deborah Butterfield, an inquisitive look back on decades of Butterfield's work.

Every Time I Die comes to Grand Rapids, promises to slay all other bands

Written by Stephanie Allen | Thursday, 08 March 2012 11:36 |

The difference between Every Time I Die and most mainstream hardcore metal bands is that it doesn't try to create a certain sound. These guys Buffalo, N.Y. continues to make signature in-your-face, heavy-as-hell sound and sell-out shows because they love what they're doing.

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