Music

You don't need to be a flatpicking banjo whiz to see that the folk and bluegrass revival that's swept the nation in recent years has gained steam.

Local bands ensure you have yourself a gnarly little Christmas

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:59 |

The best-est Christmas pageant doesn’t always have to be the most traditional. This weekend, skip the traditional and come see The Most Gnarliest Christmas Pageant Ever! Nothing like a lil’ rock 'n’ roll, to jump start your holiday!

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Shift" by Vega

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 16 December 2013 15:23 |

If the White Stripes and Rage Against The Machine spent a drunken night together and created a love child (maybe Coheed and Cambria was hiding in the closet while it was happening), I'm pretty sure its name would be Vega.

WEEKEND WARRIOR: A weekend chock full of music

Written by Barbara Jandernoa | Friday, 13 December 2013 09:40 |

Music: You can dance to it, drink beer to it, make love to it. Like most weekends here in West Michigan, there is plenty of on-stage action going down.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Hesitating Hands" by The Wallace Collective

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 09 December 2013 10:45 |

If you're strolling through The Wallace Collective's most recent EP, be prepared to get hit with a cornucopia of sounds. The Grand Rapids-based folk rock outfit features full versatility on their latest release, put out in May of this year.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "(s)he said" by The Cardboard Swords

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 02 December 2013 15:22 |

This week's Local Track of the Week comes from indie rock outfit The Cardboard Swords out of Grand Rapids. Wielding a Mike Mains & The Branches-esque sound, the band recently released a single from their brand new EP.

Electronic dance music is a hot commodity, with twenty-something audiences selling out venues coast to coast and hitting the dance floor at Monte’s, Tavern on the Square, Billy’s and Grand Woods Lounge, to name a few.

TRACK OF THE WEEK: "Footsteps" by Maybe Next Time

Written by REVUE Staff | Monday, 25 November 2013 14:18 |

Pop punk is far from dead, especially in the Grand Rapids area. With pop punk purists like Midwest Skies, West and Run and The Better Fight grinding it away, the genre ain't going away. Sorry hipsters! When you talk pop rock, you would be remiss (yea, I said remiss) if you didn't mention Maybe Next Time, a six-piece group from right here in furniture city.

Foxy Shazam Comes Back Better Than Ever

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 14:29 |

If there's one band that you simply have to see live, it's Foxy Shazam. Period. The Ohio-based group has spent the last decade building a reputation for themselves, being well-known for their signature live performances that are often a somewhat delicate balance between wildly theatrical and just plain insane. And they do so while wielding a unique and infectious brand of rock in a style that's all glam.

When Love Songs and Punk Rock Collide

Written by Carly Plank | Tuesday, 19 November 2013 13:56 |

Diego Garcia's music could be called easy listening if not for the infusion of flavors his heritage and experiences have brought to his writing. The songwriter's latest album, Paradise, encompasses themes of love, reconciliation and self-discovery to the beat of Garcia's acoustic guitar. But Garcia's influences are wide ranging, including punk pioneer Iggy Pop.

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