If there was ever a physical and aural personification of anxiety, it would likely be experiential electronic music artist Elohim. Ever-elusive and often draped in an oversized jacket emblazoned with the word XANAX in block letters, Elohim presents herself as something intangible, yet relatable. Her real identity held secret, she chooses to let her music speak for her, only occasionally conversing with her audience or press via an eerily calm digitized speech program. 

Comedy Sniper: Creed Bratton talks The Office, brothels and new music

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 27 February 2018 11:42 |

Perhaps best recognized as the fictional version of himself in the wildly popular television series The Office, Creed Bratton is known for his zany, off-the-wall and sometimes ridiculously insane comments and antics throughout the show’s nine seasons.

Chart-topping GR rockers Pop Evil launch new tour, LP here in West Michigan

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 01 February 2018 09:47 |

With another NFL season coming to a close, Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty couldn’t help but compare his band’s current state to that of the long-beleaguered Detroit Lions. “We know we’re not going to win a Super Bowl every year,” Kakaty said just days before the Lions failed to make the NFL playoffs.

Sing la Résistance: Ani DiFranco continues her message of social change

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 01 February 2018 09:43 |

Ani DiFranco is no stranger to politics. A leader in the feminist movement, the singer-songwriter and poet isn’t afraid to dive deep, meeting social issues head-on not only through her music, but in activism.

There was a time when she even considered taking a more active role, flirting with the idea of serving in public office.

Guitar Slinger: Cheap Trick legend Rick Nielsen chats with Revue

Written by Rich Tupica | Thursday, 01 February 2018 09:40 |

In the summer of 1980, Cheap Trick guitar virtuoso Rick Nielsen walked into a New York City recording studio to record I’m Losing You with John Lennon. A few months later, the Beatle was assassinated. 

Working alongside Lennon is just one of the many astonishing plaudits Nielsen has received in his long career that started in 1965 but took off in 1977 with the mainstream success of Cheap Trick’s self-titled debut. 

Revue talked with Borns about his new album, his start here in West Michigan, and coming home after all this time. 

Matisyahu has devoted his musical career to delivering highly introspective messages in a style that’s all his own. 

His latest record, Undercurrent, is described by Matisyahu as what he imagines Abraham’s walk back down the mountain was like after being instructed by God to kill his own son.

In 1981, a newly formed punk band called the Descendents released a frantic, four-and-a-half-minute EP titled Fat. While the pop-music machine of the 1980s was churning out hits like Eye of the Tiger and Hungry Like the Wolf, the Descendents were writing about things real kids could relate to, like grease-ball fast food joints, their jerk of a dad and coffee jitters.

The Descendents were the relatable underdogs, and nearly four decades later, they still are. 

Right from the beginning, A Perfect Circle never fit the shape of a conventional rock band. It’s no surprise then that the group has defied regular touring and recording cycles over its nearly 20-year history.

Often described as an art-rock inspired alt-metal supergroup, A Perfect Circle melds the powerful vocals of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan with the soaring guitar work of Billy Howerdel. 

Life in the Present: Chris Robinson and his Brotherhood create one day at a time

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:39 |

Revue spoke with former Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson ahead of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood's upcoming show at The Intersection.

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