Local Music

Five Bands to Watch in 2020

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 23 December 2019 12:11 |

Revue breaks down the top bands and musicians to look out for in the new year

Beat of His Own Drum: Why Dalton Thomas chose Grand Rapids over Nashville

Written by Michaela Stock | Monday, 16 December 2019 13:17 |

We get it. You have a dream, but you don’t know where to start. It’s the age-old Blank Page Syndrome — the fear of failure mixed with adrenaline-filled anticipation — that keeps you from leaving your day job and following your day dream.

Revue’s Best Albums of 2019

Written by Eric Mitts | Monday, 25 November 2019 13:29 |

In a year filled with political and social unrest, many here in West Michigan turned to music as both an outlet and a reprieve from the tensions that ran high across the country.

Up until now, Grand Rapids’ growing and thriving music scene hasn’t offered music lovers a place where close, careful listening takes center stage.

After a few false starts that go back to the spring of 2017, local music favorite May Erlewine will see the release of her latest album, Second Sight, with a string of release concerts all across Michigan this month. 

Best of The West: Music Winners

Written by Eric Mitts | Friday, 26 July 2019 11:30 |

With our Best of the West competition now running strong in its fourth year, one of the most fascinating bits we find when looking over all the results is the rise of career artists and newcomers alike.

Making Changes: Local soul-pop band August tours on new LP, Bloom

Written by Abi Safago | Friday, 26 July 2019 10:50 |

As summertime comes to an end, August has just arrived. 

Heartbreak has inspired some of the best songs of all time. It’s also pushed artists through some of the roughest moments and led to the greatest growth of their careers. 

After a year off, Grand Haven is ready to take the beat back out for a walk.

In the digital age, every diehard music fan has attended at least one concert where the whole vibe got ruined by one person. Whether it’s a fan holding up an iPad to record the entire show or a drunk who won’t shut up once the music starts, crowds can completely remove you from that magical moment where artist and listener become one.

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