Eisley Succeeds With New Label

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Thursday, 23 February 2012 15:12 |

After signing with Warner Bros. Records in 2003, Eisley went on a four-year tear releasing two full-length albums and six EPs, touring with a number of other bands including Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Switchfoot and Bleach, as well as making its television debut on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

From the Office to the Stage: Sharon Van Etten comes to Grand Rapids Feb. 15

Written by Lindsay Patton | Wednesday, 08 February 2012 14:02 |

Sharon Van Etten's buzz has been growing ever since she released her first full-length album, "Because I Was in Love", in 2009. The complex themes and emotional songwriting on the album kept her popping up on Pitchfork, an Internet music publication.

My Brightest Diamond Finds Creative Space in the Mitten

Written by Lindsay Patton | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 12:14 |

Detroit still has a pulse! That's one of many factors that drew Shara Worden to the city. The mind behind My Brightest Diamond planted her roots in Detroit soil after living in New York, preceded by a year in Moscow.

Experience 1964 Without a Time Machine

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:41 |

With a history dating back almost 30 years, 1964, The Tribute has been bringing Beatlemania back to both old and new fans alike. Sporting the attire, instruments and stage presence of the early touring Beatles, whose music grabbed the attention of an entire planet, this group is as authentic as any tribute comes.

Willie the Kid: Hip-Hop Royalty

Written by Nick Manes | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 11:35 |

While the Detroit area has long been a bastion for music and has produced many a fine rapper, the west side of the state — and Grand Rapids specifically — is getting national recognition for its hip-hop music. Much of this is due to the work of William Jackson, better known as Willie the Kid.

Willie the Kid, who grew up on the southeast side and attended Ottawa Hills High School, is the younger brother of Wu-Tang Clan affiliate LA The Darkman.

Old and Experienced: The Current State of Reel Big Fish

Written by Patrick Nothaft | Monday, 21 November 2011 12:58 |

As 19-year veterans of the ska scene, Huntington Beach Calif.'s Reel Big Fish can attest to the underground success of today's brand of ska.

Born of Osiris to Headline The Discovery Tour with Sumerian Artists in Grand Rapids

Written by Robby Hartley | Tuesday, 15 November 2011 08:49 |

Hailing from Chicago, Born of Osiris is headlining The Discovery Tour to celebrate the album of same name, released earlier in March. Veil of Maya (fellow Chicago and Sumerian natives), Carnifex, Structures (Sumerian), Betraying the Martyrs (Sumerian), and GR locals No Sleep for Panama will share the stage.

I doubt you've ever wrestled a bear...

Written by Robby Hartley | Monday, 07 November 2011 10:23 |

One of metal's most aggressive female voices will shake Grand Rapids awake in the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour 2011. Preceding the breakdown infused headliner Of Mice & Men, Iwrestledabearonce is on its second tour after releasing Ruining It For Everybody in late July.

Crush 'Em All Tour kicks off in Grand Rapids at The Intersection

Written by Robby Hartley | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 08:39 |

Arkaik Clothing and Rockstar Energy Drink are planning to level 36 cities in September and October, and they're starting with Grand Rapids. The companies have teamed to host the second Crush ‘Em All Tour, starting Sept. 21 at the Intersection and featuring the vehement death metal of Veil of Maya and the riff-and-thrash technical prowess of After the Burial.

The Indie Experience

Written by Garrett Dennert, Robby Hartley, Lindsay Patton-Carson | Monday, 29 August 2011 14:51 |

Indie rock is taking over Michigan this fall in the form of four festivals that are similar in genre, but very different in lineups. Reaching its third year, Indie Rock Fest will take place in Grand Haven on Sept. 23 and 24 and will feature several local indie bands from Michigan to play over the course of two nights.

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