Music

In the social media age, where more content reaches more eyes and ears than ever before, true creativity all too often gets lost in the algorithm.

Treadmills. Stunt tracks. Zero gravity acrobatics. Indie-pop band OK Go has done it all on its way to internet celebrity and musical acclaim.

Nothing has shaped the story and success of La Dispute quite like its hometown of Grand Rapids.

Home Away From Home: How Michigan House is rewriting our national narrative

Written by Michaela Stock | Thursday, 21 February 2019 14:38 |

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.

Complimentary Concerts: Where to take in live music, on the house

Written by Kelly Brown | Tuesday, 29 January 2019 14:21 |

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.

Back On Your Feet: The highs and lows of rising alternative star Two Feet

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:06 |

On his path to mainstream success, singer/songwriter/producer Zachary William “Bill” Dess will be the first to admit he’s hit the ground running. 

Revue’s Best Albums of 2018

Written by Eric Mitts | Tuesday, 27 November 2018 13:41 |

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. 

The second annual Yule Ball is here to bring together all area Potterheads for a triumphant holiday celebration of the wonders of the wizarding world

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