Music

Fleetwood Mac Announces January Grand Rapids Performance

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:10 |

Today it was announced legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac will perform at Van Andel Arena on Jan. 20, 2015. This date will include Christine McVie, who has rejoined the band after 15 years.

Max Lockwood Crafts First Solo Release With a Lot of Help From His Friends

Written by Kyle Austin | Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:22 |

Max Lockwood didn’t make his first solo record so much as he grew it. Instead of hiring studio musicians to execute a defined vision, the Big Dudee Roo bassist simply took the 12 original songs he’d written for his senior thesis project at the University of Michigan and sowed them throughout his circle of friends.

Kalamashoegazer 8: Here to Carry You into the Heavens

Written by Nolan Krebs | Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:23 |

Shoegaze fans, stand in solidarity; Kalamashoegazer is back. Now in it’s eighth year running, the show is West Michigan’s yearly bloodrite to the dreamy swells we know and love as shoegaze.

Joan Osborne Tackles Love's Messy Aspects

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 25 September 2014 11:58 |

Most of us came to know Joan Osborne with her 1995 Grammy-nominated hit single, "One of Us." Since then, the singer-songwriter has enjoyed continued success with multiple studio albums exploring a variety of genres, from the 2006 country album Pretty Little Stranger to the more bluesy offerings on her 2012 record Bring It On Home.

dizzybird records Made By Music Lovers for Music Lovers

Written by Kayla Hay | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 14:38 |

Combining their passion for music, Nicole LaRae and Brian Hoekstra partnered up to create dizzybird records, a Grand Rapids-based record label that aims to bring good music to music lovers.

Deafheaven Finds Success in Defying Genres

Written by Josh Spanninga | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:51 |

Sometimes the best partnerships in music are forged in friendship. Just ask George Clark and Kerry McCoy, the core duo behind Deafheaven. While many other band members have come and gone, Clark and McCoy have remained a constant driving force of the band.

Lemonjello's Hosts Last Live Music Show Sept. 20

Written by Nolan Krebs | Tuesday, 09 September 2014 11:42 |

If you hadn’t heard, Holland got dealt a bummer at the end of August: Lemonjello’s will no longer be hosting live music following a final show Sept. 20.

After an 11-and-a-half-year run, owner Matthew Scott has decided to move on, citing a fizzling interest from bands and smaller turnouts for shows.

 

The Whigs Bring Live Performance Mentality to the Studio

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:43 |

The Nashville-based garage rock trio The Whigs pride themselves on their live performances. Accordingly, they're on the road pretty consistently, be it hitting the late night talk show circuit or sharing the stage with acts like MGMT, The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. 

Taking Back Sunday Rolls With the Changes

Written by Carly Plank | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:39 |

For melodic punk veterans Taking Back Sunday, second time's the charm. The group’s standards of success have risen dramatically with the release of their latest album, Happiness Is. This time, however, artistic freedom was more accessible than ever.

Making Sure Music Matters

Written by Anya Zentmeyer | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:30 |

ArtPrize turns up the volume for musicians with structural changes aimed to increase their exposure. “Half of the time when I would tell people about the piece they would say, ‘Oh, I didn’t know music was a category.’ So then I had to explain that to them instead of talking about the song or what I’m about and what I do,” said Bouwsma-Schultz, who won the $2,000 St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) award in rock/blues for her song, "In my Heart (To the Moon)."

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