Music

Future Islands Keeps True to Itself with New Record

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 21 February 2014 16:03 |

Future Islands is a band that's not shy about examining the human condition. Since 2006, this synthpop trio out of Baltimore has churned out three albums exploring the complexities of love, the truths found in memories and even the deep emotional scars left behind by breakups.

Between the Buried and Me's Jet Propulsion to Disengage in Grand Rapids

Written by Robby Hartley | Friday, 21 February 2014 15:10 |

Call it an obvious fact, but outer space is complex and big; so is the dense, dynamic style of the progressively evolving technical metal group Between the Buried and Me. This past fall, the band toured and played the entirety of its latest album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012). The shows were complemented by imagery contained within the album's booklet, which illustrates and lyrically guides listeners along the spiritual, intergalactic journey.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Three Cheers" by Head

Written by REVUE Staff | Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:32 |

When you live in Beer City USA, sometimes, you just gotta toast to the weekend. One band is providing an anthem for such an occasion. The band Head, out of Grand Rapids, released their most recent album Three Cheers about a month ago at The Pyramid Scheme. For fans and followers of this local trio, it was a long awaited, highly-anticipated release since the band’s last album back in 2011.

Meijer Gardens Announces Jennifer Nettles, NEEDTOBREATHE and KC and the Sunshine Band

Written by Lindsay Patton-Carson | Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:46 |

We may still be in the dead of winter, but Frederik Meijer Gardens is thinking summer, with three acts announced for its summer concert series. The series has recently partnered with Fifth Third Bank, and boasts a new title: Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Meijer Gardens.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Big Fred"

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 13:15 |

Kalamazoo-based Fox is a blues/rock band with history. The band's members (Chris Sinclair, John Lawrence and Carman Goodrich) met in middle school. They took that friendship one step further, adding instruments to their repertoire and creating what is now known as Fox.

Ari Lehman of 'Friday the 13th' fame comes to West Michigan with his band

Written by Sean Murphy | Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:38 |

Ari Lehman isn't your normal, run-of-the-mill former child actor. After playing the first Jason in Friday the 13th, he's currently in a band playing with the likes of Chimaera, Gwar and even horror movie icons, Goblin. He doesn't just play some lousy guitar, though. Ari Lehman plays his keytar, the Electric Machete.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Chimney Wizard" by The Reptilian

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 05 February 2014 11:42 |

The Reptilian has been a staple in the Kalamazoo and West Michigan music scenes for, oh, about 300 years (we're estimating). But to be more precise, this band has been around for the better part of a decade.

Crispin Glover Gives West Michigan a Multimedia Experience

Written by Sean Murphy | Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:09 |

Many know him from his one-armed performance in Hot Tub Time Machine. Others may remember him as George McFly in Back to the Future. Few know he is an author, musician, filmmaker and has his own touring show. Crispin Hellion Glover (yep, that's his real middle name) has dabbled in nearly every form of entertainment for more than three decades.

Leslie and the Ly's Bedazzle Grand Rapids

Written by Erica Horoky | Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:13 |

Gem your sweaters and dust off your party pants, Leslie and the Ly's are returning to Grand Rapids for a glamorous night of booty shaking and body rolls. Fourteen years ago, before the glitz and glamor of fame took hold, Leslie Hall started collecting and bedazzling gem sweaters.

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."

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