Music

What started as a cheeky Instagram photo has turned into a large casting call for all badass babes. If you’re not on board, kindly move out of the way. 

ArtPrize is celebrating its 10th birthday by collecting stories from its past and planning changes for its future. Kevin Buist, ArtPrize’s artistic director, talked with Revue about what we can expect for this year’s festival as well as what’s new for ArtPrize, such as the fest’s bi-annual switch and the new Project 1.

Diverse City: Returning festival celebrates African American legacy

Written by Kayla Sosa | Wednesday, 29 August 2018 16:18 |

This month, the African American Art and Music Festival is teaming up with ArtPrize to bring art, performances and great food to downtown Grand Rapids.

Now in its sixth year, the Audiotree Music Festival continues to evolve, while firmly establishing itself as one of the marquee music events here in West Michigan.

Home and Away: Local Natives breaks from work on new LP to top Audiotree lineup

Written by Eric Mitts | Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:26 |

When Revue got ahold of Local Natives' Taylor Rice, he was at home in Los Angeles, catching his breath after finding himself “caught in the vortex” of making the acclaimed indie band’s forthcoming new record.

Matt Johnson, one half of the breakout Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim, still vividly recalls playing in West Michigan during the band’s early punk-rock days. 

Cowpie Music Festival set to bring bands and crowds to working cattle farm

Looking out over the musical horizon of a beautiful, fully realized full-length album, it’s hard to hear the harrowing journey husband and wife duo Ryan and Angelica Hay had endured over the last half decade to get there. But when listening to their tragic story, one undeniable fact emerges: Nothing heals quite like art.

With all the logistical challenges and geographic distances to grapple with when touring, many musicians find themselves spending much of their time on the road doing just about anything but playing music.

When he’s not schooling other DJs in West Michigan’s expansive electronic music scene, rising artist eRoy — aka Evan Roy — schools students in his English classes at Union High School.

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