Local Music

Local rock artist Shane Tripp is the kind of musician who creates simply because he’s got songs trapped inside his head, eager to escape out into the world. 

And he’s been that way for almost as long as he can remember.

Year In Revue: West Michigan’s Best Local Albums of 2017

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:04 |

Every year, West Michigan seems to overflow with great releases from homegrown musical talents, and 2017 has been no exception.

This list is just a taste of some of the absolutely fantastic and wildly diverse records that make our home one of the best places for original music.  

This time last year, Jake Kiszka had no idea what was about to happen for him or his band, Greta Van Fleet. 

Yet, in just the past 12 months, the band went from the relative obscurity of its Michigan hometown of Frankenmuth to one of the hottest acts in the country — selling out two headlining tours in advance and having its debut single, Highway Tune, top both the Billboard Mainstream and Active Rock charts. 

There’s nothing quite like Kalamashoegazer. The festival feels like a celebration in more ways than one — an honoring of its host city’s diverse yet devoted music scene, and of the beloved cult subgenres of shoegaze, twee and dreampop first popularized by such iconic bands as My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Slowdive in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

Undergoing something of a musical transformation, Bigfoot Buffalo has changed with the cycles of the moon.

Set on the shores of Lake Michigan, the inaugural Great Lakes Music Camp welcomes students and music lovers to learn about and enjoy the many styles and sounds of traditional Americana, roots and folk music. 

The three-day acoustic music camp, running Oct. 6-8, includes small, personalized group sessions and two benefit concerts at Camp Blodgett. The instructors are some of the finest acoustic musicians in the country, and the camp is open to all skill levels, ages 12 and up.

There and Back Again: Afterglow returns for a show at Park Theater

Written by Emily Claus | Tuesday, 01 August 2017 16:30 |

One heavily packed Kia Soul, two best friends and a destination across the country began the journey that helped cultivate a career for Afterglow. Featuring lead singer and guitarist Adrian Mitchell, and backup vocalist and keyboardist Jackson Simmons, the Michigan-made alternative rock band left the Mitten for the promises and potential of the L.A. music industry in 2016. And now, almost a year later, the band is returning for its first Michigan show since.

Songs We Like, July 2017

Written by Shane German, WYCE Music Operations Assistant | Monday, 10 July 2017 09:08 |

This playlist and list of upcoming shows is a sonic collaboration between Revue and WYCE. Each of the bands featured will be performing in West Michigan in July.

Garden Party: The Zannies step out of the dive bars and into the sun

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:22 |

When the members of Grand Rapids’ The Zannies found out they would get to play as part of this summer’s Tuesday Evening Music Club at Frederik Meijer Gardens, the show came as a complete surprise.

“We’re more used to playing venues like Mulligan’s,” vocalist/bassist Ben Steer said, of course referring to the legendary Eastown pub known for its hard-hitting drinks and even harder-hitting music. 

The Music Issue 2017: West Michigan Music & Festival Guide

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 08 June 2017 11:02 |

This year's Music Issue profiles of some of our favorite bands on the come up in West Michigan, from lesbian indie rockers to an ever-shifting urban collective of skilled rappers, singers and instrumentalists. Also: Our guide to scores of festivals to check out this summer.

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