Local Music

Michigan Psych Night to put local psychedelic scene on display

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:04 |

Grand Rapids is a city all too familiar with the indie-alternative rock scene, but a number of groups have been changing things up by peppering in some psychedelic rock. A Grand Rapids neighborhood venue and organizers are now working to bring a new wave of psych rock into the spotlight with a “mini-festival” called Michigan Psych Night, slated for March 1.

REVIEW: Novikov Audio by Heavier Than Air Flying Machines

Written by John Sinkevics | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:27 |

Short bursts of fury. Distortion. Full-throttled vocals and falsetto charm, sung with intense abandon. Incredibly compact songs that pack more wallop into two minutes than most bands can manage in a year, leaving listeners panting for more.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "The Way Of The Gun" by Ignite The Borealis

Written by Jayson Bussa | Monday, 20 January 2014 14:58 |

While Grand Rapids-based pop rock band Ignite The Borealis works on more music to add to its already extensive three-album catalogue, it might be high time to bone up on some of its current jams.

LISTEN: Stepdad drops single "Running (Does That Mean You Care?)"

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 22:15 |

Ready for some cocaine for your eardrums? Grand Rapids-based Stepdad just released the first single off of their upcoming release Strange Tonight, an EP that will be released on Quite Scientific Records. The track is called "Running (Does That Mean You Care?)".

Fusion Shows highlights Grand Rapids bands in Friday's local music showcase

Written by Jayson Bussa | Monday, 13 January 2014 15:33 |

This time of year is no doubt the slowest for touring acts. So, the boys and girls at Fusion Shows are helping to curb the appetite of music fans in Grand Rapids.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "So Long" by Forrester

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 13 January 2014 14:50 |

Have you ever heard of Grand Rapids-based rock trio Forrester? You've had over a decade to become acquainted with them. In a sense, Forrester was born all the way back in 2001, but under the name Burke*Tweeden. Back then, they played covers for their friends and probably anyone else who would listen.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Sabertooth" by Red Legs

Written by REVUE Staff | Tuesday, 07 January 2014 10:47 |

When you take a listen to the high-energy, straight-up rock 'n' roll stylings of Grand Rapids-based band Red Legs, it's hard to imagine that this grouped morphed out of just a couple of guys with acoustic guitars.

The Better Fight says goodbye tonight at The Stache

Written by REVUE Staff | Friday, 03 January 2014 11:48 |

The pop rock/punk scene in West Michigan — as thin as it might be at the moment — will bid farewell to one of its major players this evening at The Stache, located in The Intersection.

You don't need to be a flatpicking banjo whiz to see that the folk and bluegrass revival that's swept the nation in recent years has gained steam.

Local bands ensure you have yourself a gnarly little Christmas

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:59 |

The best-est Christmas pageant doesn’t always have to be the most traditional. This weekend, skip the traditional and come see The Most Gnarliest Christmas Pageant Ever! Nothing like a lil’ rock 'n’ roll, to jump start your holiday!

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