If you’ve kept yourself updated in the realm of alternative music, then you’re aware that a lot of bands are going on 10-year anniversary tours lately. Norma Jean is amongst that crop. Hailing from Douglasville, Ga., the band put out its second record, O’God, the Aftermath, 10 years ago in 2005. It is the first to feature vocalist Cory Brandan Putman following the band’s 2002 debut Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child with Josh Scogin on vocals.
Even as the legend of his band Lord Huron continues to grow, Okemos-native Ben Schneider will never forget the natural beauty of the state that first inspired him to write music. “That part of the world will always have this sort of mystical mystery for me,” Schneider said. “I think it will be a well that I can hopefully draw from for many years to come.”
Before breaking out of L.A. as one half of the enigmatic indie-pop duo In The Valley Below, Muskegon native Angela Gail Mattson began her long, strange trip to stardom with a single, burning step.
Back in late 2009, the future of Aerosmith was uncertain. The band’s iconic vocalist Steven Tyler and guitar-legend Joe Perry were at each other’s throats – Tyler even left the band momentarily.
Revue has the looks, WYCE has the songs and AMI has the jukeboxes. Each month, you’ll be able to read, stream and hear the latest mix in playlist form on AMI Jukeboxes, in print and online at Revue and at WYCE.org. Here is the first installment. Bon Appetit!
The Beach Boys, along with founding vocalist Mike Love, returned to Meijer Gardens Friday, July 31 for a sunny and sold-out night of ‘60s surfin’ and hot-rod tunes.
One listen to American Authors’ smash hit single, “Best Day of My Life,” and it’s easy to think the band has only seen sunshine and good times. But talk to lead singer Zac Barnett about his band’s road to success and a deeper different story unfolds.
With this year marking Aerosmith’s 45th year together, the “Bad Boys from Boston” will bring this summer’s Blue Army Tour to a triumphant close with their August 4 return to Grand Rapids. “Grand Rapids is part of the section of the country where we first made it,” Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton told Revue. “When we’re playing in a city like that we know we’re going to have a great time."
People often say no music is truly original. That’s probably true given songwriters openly cite their musical influences while occasionally suing each other for copyright infringement. Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love, understands nobody is reinventing the harmonious wheel.
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