Music

Rundown of Michigan record labels

Written by Nolan Krebs | Tuesday, 01 September 2015 13:11 |

There are plenty of Michigan-based record labels that are churning out some great music. The following is a rundown of those labels.

VINYL VOYAGE: A breakdown of some of Michigan’s best record shops

Written by Josh Veal | Tuesday, 01 September 2015 13:08 |

“Your Turntable’s Not Dead” is a slogan Detroit-born Jack White came up with for his Third Man Records label — but it could also be assigned to the entire state of Michigan. The mitten is littered with brick-and-mortar shops, stocked with those rarities even Amazon.com can’t offer. Here are just a few worth digging into.

Triumph Music Academy unveils hip-hop and recording/engineering programs

Written by Jayson Bussa | Tuesday, 01 September 2015 13:06 |

James Forrest Hughes, director and owner of Triumph Music Academy on Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids, said he wants his music school to be a destination where aspiring musicians of all ages and walks of life can come to learn how to play, produce and master “real music.” He took another step towards this effort with his most recent announcement

MADE IN MICHIGAN: Lord Huron Returns for Calvin College Show

Written by Eric Mitts | Tuesday, 01 September 2015 13:05 |

Even as the legend of his band Lord Huron continues to grow, Okemos-native Ben Schneider will never forget the natural beauty of the state that first inspired him to write music. “That part of the world will always have this sort of mystical mystery for me,” Schneider said. “I think it will be a well that I can hopefully draw from for many years to come.”

From Twin Peaks to Capitol Records

Written by Eric Mitts | Tuesday, 01 September 2015 13:04 |

Before breaking out of L.A. as one half of the enigmatic indie-pop duo In The Valley Below, Muskegon native Angela Gail Mattson began her long, strange trip to stardom with a single, burning step.

Photo Gallery & Review: Aerosmith at Van Andel

Written by Rich Tupica, Photos by Nicole Rico | Wednesday, 05 August 2015 15:03 |

Back in late 2009, the future of Aerosmith was uncertain. The band’s iconic vocalist Steven Tyler and guitar-legend Joe Perry were at each other’s throats – Tyler even left the band momentarily.

Songs We Like

Written by Pete Bruinsma, WYCE Music Director | Wednesday, 05 August 2015 12:36 |

Revue has the looks, WYCE has the songs and AMI has the jukeboxes. Each month, you’ll be able to read, stream and hear the latest mix in playlist form on AMI Jukeboxes, in print and online at Revue and at WYCE.org. Here is the first installment. Bon Appetit!

PHOTO GALLERY: Beach Boys & Temptations at Meijer Gardens

Written by Nicole Rico | Monday, 03 August 2015 12:18 |

The Beach Boys, along with founding vocalist Mike Love, returned to Meijer Gardens Friday, July 31 for a sunny and sold-out night of ‘60s surfin’ and hot-rod tunes.

A reinvigorated Division Avenue Arts Collective searches for a new home

Written by Tayler Keefer and Rich Tupica | Friday, 31 July 2015 14:31 |

When the Grand Rapids-based Division Avenue Arts Collective lost its home at 115 South Division two years ago, the organization that for a decade helped give voice to countless local artists and musicians faced an uncertain future. But while it’s been a bumpy ride, the DAAC has managed to avoid fading into obscurity.

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