Local Music

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Back To You" by Bennett

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 18 November 2013 12:17 |

If you don't know the Grand Rapids-based folk rock band Bennett yet, you should learn their name. This trio of fresh-faced college kids carry an incredibly mature and polished sound that bring a variety of instruments into the mix. This is all an addition to rich vocal harmonies.

Kamilla Celebrates 10 Years by Giving Back

Written by Madeline McMahon | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:26 |

Kamilla bassist Mike Smith had been living cancer-free after being diagnosed with stage-two melanoma in April 2012. That was until a devastating phone call came from his doctor a year later. The doctors at the Lacks Cancer Center in Grand Rapids removed a tumor and two lymph nodes from underneath Smith's right arm, thinking that the cancer was gone. But it returned.

For Carielle, Change Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Written by Shelby Pendowski | Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:18 |

It can take bands years or months to write a full record, but one week is all it took for Grand Rapids-based Carielle to write all the songs on Sonder.

Last week, we brought you some major tuneage from Jake Simmons. We're going to keep it rolling with music by another Jake. Jake Pauwels, who hits the stage by the name of Jake Down, released a five-song EP a couple months ago with his band Jake Down and the Midwest Mess.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Us" by Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 04 November 2013 09:50 |

Many have enjoyed watching the musical metamorphisis of Jake Simmons. A product of South Haven , Simmons went from more pop sensible stylings as apart of now-defunct Dead Scene Radio and has adopted an unapologetic brand of rock 'n' roll.

Lamp Light Music Festival Offers a New House Show Experience

Written by Nolan Krebs | Tuesday, 29 October 2013 11:33 |

Last summer, Grand Rapids resident John Hanson and a crew of DIY-minded organizers came to the realization they had all the right pieces for putting together a righteous music festival.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Fool's Gold" by Thirty Steps To Forward

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 28 October 2013 09:19 |

Here at REVUE, we've decided to slow it down a little bit with the dizzying, whimsical sounds of Thirty Steps To Forward.

Sinks Spins on Music: Music to Benefit Music; St. Cecilia's Fresh Folk series

Written by John Sinkevics | Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:52 |

Ask any musician: Passing down rich music traditions ensures that eager new generations of players will continue to be inspired to greatness – or, at the very least, find joy in jams and making musical noise.

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

Mustache-A-Palooza: Five years of local music and facial hair

Written by Jayson Bussa | Sunday, 29 September 2013 13:14 |

These days, Mustache-themed merchandise, events and everything else that pays homage to the upper-lip surprise is considered a tad cliche.

However, among this throng of mustache pop culture is one man that could be considered an original mustache connoisseur and he tailored a local music showcase around a mustache theme five years ago.

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