There’s nothing quite like Kalamashoegazer. The festival feels like a celebration in more ways than one — an honoring of its host city’s diverse yet devoted music scene, and of the beloved cult subgenres of shoegaze, twee and dreampop first popularized by such iconic bands as My Bloody Valentine, Ride and Slowdive in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Undergoing something of a musical transformation, Bigfoot Buffalo has changed with the cycles of the moon.
Last summer, alt-rock radio mainstay Third Eye Blind made major headlines all across the country following its concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, just outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The reason: Frontman Stephan Jenkins and company live-trolled the event — much to the dismay of the many Republican fans in attendance.
The story of the Pixies isn’t new: An enormously influential band instrumental in ushering in a dynamic style of alt-rock that helped shape the very music of the ’80s and ’90s. The group influenced bands from Nirvana to Radiohead, and even gained respect from the likes of U2 and David Bowie.
So it was no surprise that after the band’s brief career and breakup in the early ’90s, the reunion and return to touring in 2004 saw shows that sold out almost immediately, multiple festival appearances and touring across the globe.
Set on the shores of Lake Michigan, the inaugural Great Lakes Music Camp welcomes students and music lovers to learn about and enjoy the many styles and sounds of traditional Americana, roots and folk music.
The three-day acoustic music camp, running Oct. 6-8, includes small, personalized group sessions and two benefit concerts at Camp Blodgett. The instructors are some of the finest acoustic musicians in the country, and the camp is open to all skill levels, ages 12 and up.
A lot of bands like to say that the sky’s the limit for their music, their career, and their dreams, but for Nashville-based alternative band Judah & the Lion, it’s especially hard not to believe.
Nashville is a town that likes folks who call themselves outlaws, but it’s a different story if you’re an actual rebel.
Steve Earle knows more than a bit about this. He’s a gifted singer and songwriter who became a country hit maker in 1986 with the release of his debut album, Guitar Town.
Still growing bigger every year, the Audiotree Music Festival will celebrate its fifth year in Kalamazoo by expanding to two full days of live music.
Founded in 2013, the genre-defying festival has already showcased a diverse range of artists in its short history. This fall, it will feature headlining performances from rising California hip-hop star KYLE (aka SuperDuperKyle) and freewheeling Australian psychedelic rockers King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
In anticipation of a return to Frederik Meijer Gardens on Aug. 17, Revue had the pleasure of asking a few questions of Tegan Quin (one half of Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara). The twin sisters are currently touring in support of their 2016 LP Love You To Death, and are gearing up for a fall tour, revisiting their seminal 2007 LP The Con.
Grand Rapids will bounce to the beat of several of this summer’s hottest DJs and rappers when the brand-new Breakaway Music Festival turns Belknap Park into the largest outdoor concert venue in the city.
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