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.

The Devil Wears Prada Warms Up for New Album with Upcoming Tour

Written by Robby Hartley | Thursday, 14 March 2013 16:59 |

While Harold Camping shot arrows at his Rapture calendar and Dec. 21, 2012 was still a thing, The Devil Wears Prada – a Christian metalcore band from Ohio – had already released an apocalyptic record about a zombie invasion.

Mummies are coming to Grand Rapids

Written by Lauren Longo | Thursday, 14 March 2013 11:06 |

With so much music available via radio, television and YouTube, music doesn't have to just entertain us, the performers themselves need to be interesting and stand out of the crowd. Here Come the Mummies has no problem getting noticed.

After all, it's kind of hard to ignore a band of more than a dozen musicians wrapped up like the embalmed dead of ancient Egypt.

Kate Nash Brings Girl-Power Tour to Grand Rapids

Written by Kari Norton | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 10:04 |

This month, the British singer released her third full-length album, "Girl Talk". A change from the catchy pop that carried her two previous albums, "Girl Talk" tackles deeper subject matter, according to the singer.

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