Koji Brings Grand Rapids Writing Experience Full Circle

Written by Jordan Brasko | Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:26 |

When Pennsylvania-based singer/songwriter Koji was looking for a place to write his first full-length album, he chose Grand Rapids. But why travel all the way to Grand Rapids to create such an important milestone of his career?

Mash-Up Masters The Hood Internet Visit The Pyramid Scheme

Written by Elyse Wild | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 16:55 |

Though Steve Riedell and Aarone Brink are rarely in the same room, the two just released their seventh mixtape and remixed more than 500 tracks. 

While Riedell resides in Chicago and Brink in North Carolina, the mash-up duo known as The Hood Internet spent the past six years collaborating via the real Internet, remixing tracks that cut indie-rock with underground hip-hop.

The Joy Formidable Strengthens its Bones

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:24 |

Wolff's Law is anatomist Julius Wolff's theory that states bones adapt to the amount of pressure put on them. Meaning that over time, as the amount of stress on a bone increases so does the bone's strength.

The People's Temple Gets Jack White's Attention by Doing Its Own Thing

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:40 |

In 2007, two sets of brothers out of Perry, Mich. got together and decided to make some music. But they weren't reaching for the polished, over-processed sound that saturates the airwaves today. Instead, these four embraced the raw, unrefined style of 1960s garage rock.

Relive Pop-Punk's Glory Days

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:39 |

It's difficult to just slap an all-encompassing genre on a band, as many pull from a variety of influences to shape their sound. But to not acknowledge New Found Glory as a pop-punk group is to ignore their influence on the genre's rise to mainstream popularity.

The Dillinger Escape Plan Cultivates Chaos

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 26 April 2013 10:03 |

The Dillinger Escape Plan has pretty much become synonymous with the mathcore genre, though the members readily admit they never set out to become figureheads of the genre. Still, it only makes sense they have a proven formula for writing songs.

As the cliché goes, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ That seems to be the mantra for Frederik Meijer Gardens’ 2013 Outdoor Summer Concert Series lineup, which has multiple acts coming back to the amphitheater.

The lineup, which was released today and is the venue’s biggest to-date with 30 acts, features returning artists – many that have sold out the venue.

Step into Jamie Lidell's Post-Modern Soul

Written by Sarah Navis | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:39 |

"Neon" is the way Jamie Lidell describes his music. Like the descriptor implies, Lidell's music is bright, vibrant and eclectic. But before he gets too out there, he reels his listeners back in with his voice, creating a fusion he refers to as "post-modern soul."

He creates this mix by modernizing his music influences such as Quincy Jones, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye with electronic elements.

Clutch Answers the Call for Straight Up Rock and Roll

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:38 |

For more than 20 years, Clutch has been bringing its own unique brand of hard rock to the mainstream. Fusing elements of blues, metal and even punk, the guys know not only the importance of staying true to their own music, but also that of recognizing the influences that have shaped them.

Sum 41: Infected for Ten Years

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Friday, 22 March 2013 10:20 |

Since 1996, Sum 41 has been unleashing its impenitent punk stylings on the masses, including its highly successful debut album, All Killer, No Filler, which went platinum in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

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