Music

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Schedule Tour Stop in East Lansing

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 22 February 2013 12:40 |

For weeks, "Thrift Shop" was the No. 1 song in America. It was recently knocked back to No. 2 due to the "Harlem Shake" craze; but that doesn't mean Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have cooled. No way.

Classical Revolution: Grand Rapids Style

Written by Elizabeth Slowik | Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:08 |

The SpeakEZ Lounge hosted the Grand Rapids debut of Classical Revolution, a movement that aims to release classical music from the traditional concert hall and bring it into taverns and nightclubs.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Brings Psychedelic Carnival to Holland

Written by Carly Plank | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 19:00 |

Although you shoved your Halloween costume into a closet months ago, you will soon have an occasion to dust it off.

For Stepdad, It's All About Who You Know

Written by Nick Manes | Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:53 |

It goes without saying that the music industry has changed in the last decade. A garage band no longer has to shop around a demo to the biggest labels to "make it."

Sink's Spins on Music: The Bangups, local CD releases

Written by John Sinkevics | Thursday, 21 February 2013 09:50 |

The Bangups' journey in fashioning its new rock album, Hellcat, took its share of twists and turns, from an invigorating stint on 2012's national Warped Tour to a "crazy" detour into the realm of "chiptune" bands that create electronic music using sound chips from video game consoles.

Candlebox No Longer "Far Behind"

Written by Nick Manes | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:34 |

Legendary journalist Hunter S Thompson once said, "San Francisco in the late '60s was a very special time and place ... there were sparks in any direction." This could also be said of Seattle in the early 1990s.

Sink's Spins on Music for February: The Jammies

Written by John Sinkevics | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:38 |

Traditions aside, I won't wear my jammies to The Jammies. Despite the punny practice embraced by fun-loving volunteer programmers at community radio station WYCE-FM (88.1), the world truly is better off not seeing me in my sleepwear at the annual awards show celebrating West Michigan's vibrant music scene.

Introduction to the New Testament

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:32 |

You can't have a discussion about thrash metal without bringing up Testament. The band helped define the genre in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 1980s, a scene widely recognized as one of the birthplaces of this faster, more aggressive take on heavy metal.

Maps and Atlases Return to Grand Rapids with New Music from Beware and Be Grateful

Written by Robby Hartley | Tuesday, 15 January 2013 11:23 |

Less than two weeks before embarking to Europe, Chicago's Maps and Atlases will navigate around the lakeshore toward Grand Rapids to begin a modest four-day stint in the Midwest – all terrible puns barred.

January Sink's Spins on Music: Four Finger Five; Kris Hitchcock; An Dro

Written by John Sinkevics | Friday, 21 December 2012 16:40 |

There are as many endings as beginnings on West Michigan's music scene, sparked by the ups and downs of venues and clubs or the germinations and gyrations of local bands. Such is the case with Muskegon's popular Four Finger Five, an uber-talented trio.

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