If West Michigan native and rising Nashville prodigy Billy Strings is thankful for only one thing this Thanksgiving, it’s that he’ll finally get to spend at least one night back home. 

There are many strange stories about how bands catch a break, but it doesn’t get stranger than the story of Post Animal. 

When a new band quickly rises to the heights that Young The Giant did on its debut LP eight years ago, it takes some time to process.

Home and Away: Local Natives breaks from work on new LP to top Audiotree lineup

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:26 |

When Revue got ahold of Local Natives' Taylor Rice, he was at home in Los Angeles, catching his breath after finding himself “caught in the vortex” of making the acclaimed indie band’s forthcoming new record.

Matt Johnson, one half of the breakout Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim, still vividly recalls playing in West Michigan during the band’s early punk-rock days. 

With all the logistical challenges and geographic distances to grapple with when touring, many musicians find themselves spending much of their time on the road doing just about anything but playing music.

When he’s not schooling other DJs in West Michigan’s expansive electronic music scene, rising artist eRoy — aka Evan Roy — schools students in his English classes at Union High School.

It’s been 30 years since the Posies unveiled its majestic brand of poppy alt-rock with the release of Failure, the Seattle-rooted band’s debut LP.

Despite hosting a weekly satellite radio show on Sirius XM’s alternative-formatted Lithium station, and founding the top-selling package tour Summerland, Everclear frontman Art Alexakis doesn’t necessarily think of himself as the de facto steward for all things ’90s rock.

Most rock stars don’t name their records after their grandmothers — let alone a series of records. Then again, Brian Sella, lead vocalist and guitarist of The Front Bottoms, isn’t most rock stars. 

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