Death Itself Can't Stop GWAR

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 24 October 2014 14:59 |

For 30 years, the infamous band known as GWAR has been delivering its brand of heavy metal through signature, over-the-top live shows that sport everything from gargantuan alien monsters to staged celebrity executions.

Fleetwood Mac Announces January Grand Rapids Performance

Written by Lindsay Patton | Thursday, 09 October 2014 10:10 |

Today it was announced legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac will perform at Van Andel Arena on Jan. 20, 2015. This date will include Christine McVie, who has rejoined the band after 15 years.

Joan Osborne Tackles Love's Messy Aspects

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 25 September 2014 11:58 |

Most of us came to know Joan Osborne with her 1995 Grammy-nominated hit single, "One of Us." Since then, the singer-songwriter has enjoyed continued success with multiple studio albums exploring a variety of genres, from the 2006 country album Pretty Little Stranger to the more bluesy offerings on her 2012 record Bring It On Home.

Deafheaven Finds Success in Defying Genres

Written by Josh Spanninga | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:51 |

Sometimes the best partnerships in music are forged in friendship. Just ask George Clark and Kerry McCoy, the core duo behind Deafheaven. While many other band members have come and gone, Clark and McCoy have remained a constant driving force of the band.

The Whigs Bring Live Performance Mentality to the Studio

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:43 |

The Nashville-based garage rock trio The Whigs pride themselves on their live performances. Accordingly, they're on the road pretty consistently, be it hitting the late night talk show circuit or sharing the stage with acts like MGMT, The Black Keys and Kings of Leon. 

Taking Back Sunday Rolls With the Changes

Written by Carly Plank | Monday, 25 August 2014 15:39 |

For melodic punk veterans Taking Back Sunday, second time's the charm. The group’s standards of success have risen dramatically with the release of their latest album, Happiness Is. This time, however, artistic freedom was more accessible than ever.

Cage the Elephant Mixes Things Up with Latest Album

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 25 August 2014 13:52 |

Cage the Elephant's 2013 album, Melophobia, was approached a bit differently than previous records. As opposed to a strict collaborative effort from the very beginning, each of the band's members started writing music individually.

Kzoo Gets Some Chicago Love with Audiotree Music Festival

Written by Nolan Krebs | Monday, 25 August 2014 13:14 |

 Kalamazoo’s music scene might be battered, but it ain’t beat. Audiotree, the Chicago-based website and music company known for its stellar in-studio sessions, is bringing a well-deserved bump to town with its second-annual music festival.

Les Claypool's Version of Kumbaya

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 28 July 2014 12:11 |

 Les Claypool is certainly best known for his role as lead vocalist and bassist for Primus. But Claypool is just as well known for his number of side projects and artistic endeavors, including the formation of supergroup Oysterhead, theme songs for "South Park" and Robot Chicken, a book, a movie and working alongside musicians from Tom Waits to Metallica.

Lake Street Dive Captures the Soul of Jazz

Written by Carly Plank | Monday, 28 July 2014 11:40 |

Four jazz students with a shared love of ‘60s pop united in 2004, making a name for themselves playing dive bars in Boston and Cambridge. Ten years later, the members of Lake Street Dive are National Public Radio darlings and late-night television veterans who released their third studio album, Bad Self Portraits, earlier this year.

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