Local Music

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!

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Shift" by Vega

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 16 December 2013 15:23 |

If the White Stripes and Rage Against The Machine spent a drunken night together and created a love child (maybe Coheed and Cambria was hiding in the closet while it was happening), I'm pretty sure its name would be Vega.

WEEKEND WARRIOR: A weekend chock full of music

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Friday, 13 December 2013 09:40 |

Music: You can dance to it, drink beer to it, make love to it. Like most weekends here in West Michigan, there is plenty of on-stage action going down.

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