Nothing has shaped the story and success of La Dispute quite like its hometown of Grand Rapids.
Reputation has it that if artists are not living in New York, Nashville or L.A., they’ll have a difficult time “making it” to a national platform. Ted Velie is rewriting that narrative as one of three co-founders of Michigan House, a pop-up event space for Michigan artists.
You don’t have to stay at home crying over your friend’s concert videos if you’re looking to save some dough this month. In fact, West Michigan has a plethora of music events that offer free (or nearly free) admission. Take the money you’d spend on that concert and set it aside in savings for a larger music festival in 2019.
It’s like they say: two bands are better than one.
In just two short years, the Samsara Family Collective has completely changed the playing field for electronic artists working and creating here in West Michigan.
As 2018 drew to a close, one of the hottest headlines in all of music was whether Michigan’s own Greta Van Fleet deserves the chart-topping attention it’s getting as the second coming of Led Zeppelin. Regardless of the polarizing opinions of publications like Pitchfork, the healthy discourse drew overdue attention to the truly original sounds emanating from our state. Artists with longstanding ties to West Michigan in particular, like Nashville transplants Nathan Kalish and Lindsay Lou, both released outstanding LPs this year to widespread acclaim.
There’s no easy way to say goodbye. Whether in a relationship, a job or a band, most people can’t find that perfect time to call it quits.
Each fall, just as the temperatures begin to drop here in West Michigan, one Eastown tradition has come to embrace the changing of the seasons in a truly special way.
Now in its sixth year, the Audiotree Music Festival continues to evolve, while firmly establishing itself as one of the marquee music events here in West Michigan.
Cowpie Music Festival set to bring bands and crowds to working cattle farm
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