King Buzzo Rules the Stage on His Acoustic Solo Tour

Written by Josh Spanninga | Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:26 |

Buzz Osborne (aka King Buzzo) is an artist who has certainly earned his royal moniker. For 30 years he's been the frontman and principal songwriter for legendary sludge-rock outfit The Melvins, a band famous for its unpredictability genre-defying sound and heavy riffs. What's more, Osborne has embarked on his first truly solo project, King Buzzo, this year.

Dude... Diarrhea Planet Literally, Seriously, Literally Cannot Stop Touring

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:33 |

In one of the most popular plays of all time, Juliet Capulet asked, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."  Though it is doubtful if Juliet were around today, she would have asked that same question about Nashville punk rock outfit Diarrhea Planet.

Animals as Leaders Play Second Headlining Tour Supporting The Joy of Motion

Written by Robby Hartley | Monday, 12 May 2014 11:45 |

Animals as Leaders didn’t start out at the head of the prog-metal pack. During its formation in 2007 by guitarist Tosin Abasi, AAL was more of a project than a band.

Ben Folds Joins Grand Rapids Symphony This Fall

Written by Lindsay Patton | Friday, 09 May 2014 15:46 |

The Grand Rapids Symphony announced Generation X's piano man, Ben Folds, will perform alongside GRS this fall. Unlike any Ben Folds performance before, this one is unique to Grand Rapids, with Folds and the Symphony performing alongside each other.

 

Perfect Pussy Flips the Bird at Society's Expectations

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 17:00 |

In April of 2013, a noise-punk group out of Syracuse, NY released a demo on cassette tape. The release boasted an in-your-face sound, which was heavy in both feedback and brutal honesty. These four Roman numeral-titled tracks, quickly demanded the attention of everyone within earshot.

of Montreal to Confuse Grand Rapids

Written by Lindsay Patton | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:52 |

For a few years, of Montreal's frontman Kevin Barnes lived in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. with his parents. Unfortunately, it wasn't a "Pure Michigan" experience for him during that time. "I didn't have a car, I wasn't going to shows. It was more like kidville, a child playing little league baseball," he said in a phone interview with REVUE.

Manchester Orchestra Touring in Grand Rapids for Latest Album Cope

Written by Robby Hartley | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 16:47 |

Manchester Orchestra had its latest album, Cope, all ready to release. Except the band was missing one thing: a record label. After 2012’s Simple Math, MO was on a popularity incline and eventually, without a record label.

Fitz and the Tantrums Trade Dreams for Reality

Written by Carly Plank | Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:58 |

Los Angeles neo-soul rockers Fitz and the Tantrums have rolled through the country across airwaves, concert halls and television screens like a hurricane in recent months.

The Head and the Heart Navigates Its Rapid Success

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 24 March 2014 14:59 |

Just to listen to them, you wouldn't know Seattle's folk-rock sextet The Head and the Heart have only been around since 2009. The music feels more experienced and sophisticated, with melodies that sound like they were constructed by people who have been creating together for much longer. Add an eclectic assortment of instruments and some impressive vocal harmonies, and it's no wonder why people have taken notice.

La Dispute Heads Home, Plans to Give Back to the DAAC

Written by Robby Hartley | Monday, 24 March 2014 14:15 |

The Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) had a significant role in the formative years of Grand Rapids’ La Dispute. As the organization collects funding for a new building after taking a contractual boot from its former location, La Dispute will return to GR as a kindred spirit.

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