Music

Schoolboy Q to Perform at The Orbit Room in April

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 14:38 |

Before you start thinking, "Schoolboy WHO?" let's take a moment to highlight some of Schoolboy Q's recent highlights. Currently, Schoolboy is all over the airwaves with a guest appearance on recent Grammy-winner Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' latest single, "White Walls."

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Deadbolt" by ProConPro

Written by Jayson Bussa | Wednesday, 29 January 2014 13:20 |

It's often difficult to translate the sweaty, out-of-control sound of a punk rock basement show on to an album. But, if you have never stepped foot in a house venue and want to know what you're missing, Kalamazoo-based ProConPro gives you a pretty good taste.

Movement Music: The Coup Channels Anger into Hope

Written by Kyle Austin | Monday, 27 January 2014 11:14 |

They may rap about guillotines, Molotov cocktails and deep-frying CEOs, but anyone who calls The Coup's music angry isn't listening close enough.

The Jammies Celebrates 15 Years of Honoring Local Music

Written by Carly Plank | Monday, 27 January 2014 09:47 |

The month after the national music community is reinvigorated by the Grammy Awards held in the heart of Los Angeles, the Grand Rapids music community will celebrate its homegrown talent at The Intersection. The Jammies have been instrumental in shaping the musical mosaic that has developed around Grand Rapids.

Paper Diamond Can't Stop, Won't Stop

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 24 January 2014 17:06 |

Alex Botwin is a pretty busy guy. When he's not managing Elm & Oak Academy, a record label and design firm, he typically has his hands in something musical.

A Tribe Called Red Electrifies the Powwow to Unite Past and Present

Written by Carly Plank | Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:28 |

When it comes to A Tribe Called Red's fusion of indigenous rhythms and electronic dance beats, those came naturally. "All we really do is mash up dance music, because powwow music is dance, and so is club music," said Ian "DJ NDN" Campeau.

REVIEW: Very Much Alive by Matt Ten Clay & The Howlers

Written by John Sinkevics | Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:18 |

Matt Ten Clay has established a stellar reputation around Grand Rapids as a fine engineer and producer toiling away at his Amber Lit Audio studios on music by other indie-rock bands. But this talented musician also labored heavily for 10 months on his own recording project with The Howlers and it’s no surprise that this psychedelically pleasing affair brims with a lush, throwback, muscular milieu.

Michigan Psych Night to put local psychedelic scene on display

Written by Colleen Schonfield | Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:04 |

Grand Rapids is a city all too familiar with the indie-alternative rock scene, but a number of groups have been changing things up by peppering in some psychedelic rock. A Grand Rapids neighborhood venue and organizers are now working to bring a new wave of psych rock into the spotlight with a “mini-festival” called Michigan Psych Night, slated for March 1.

REVIEW: Novikov Audio by Heavier Than Air Flying Machines

Written by John Sinkevics | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 16:27 |

Short bursts of fury. Distortion. Full-throttled vocals and falsetto charm, sung with intense abandon. Incredibly compact songs that pack more wallop into two minutes than most bands can manage in a year, leaving listeners panting for more.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "The Way Of The Gun" by Ignite The Borealis

Written by Jayson Bussa | Monday, 20 January 2014 14:58 |

While Grand Rapids-based pop rock band Ignite The Borealis works on more music to add to its already extensive three-album catalogue, it might be high time to bone up on some of its current jams.

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