local music

Grand Rapids band This Is The Year stays real, stays positive

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 08-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Local band This Is The Year describe themselves as “posi-punk.” Posi-punk could be described as positive punk rock along the same veins of popular rock music. “One of our biggest re-occurring themes is, ‘shit’s not...

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Folk-pop trio Bennett thankful for success, eager for more

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Within minutes of sitting down with Grand Rapids folk-pop three piece band Bennett, it becomes clear that the relationship shared by these young musicians spans far beyond that of a simple musical collaboration. Their banter back and forth is filled...

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Grand Rapids-based band Field ready for listeners

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based band Field has begun its entry into the scene of live music, and they’re eager to dive in. Field’s entrance into playing live has been a long time coming- the band first formed nearly a year ago. Within the month,...

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Kyle Rasche - "Cool Down"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 07-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kyle Rasche (from Chain of Lakes) recently stopped in WYCE with Brandon Wallace Muske (Wallace Collective) to promote their dual-album release show. They shared a couple songs, one of which was Rasche's solo-acoustic version of "Cool Down....

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Local Music Review: The Wallace Collective EP

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under OPINION

The Wallace Collective released their self-titled EP in May 2013. The aptly named opening track “Old Tired Bastard” unleashes a cantankerous, banjo-driven ramble of a tune. Like a rusted out Chevy pickup barreling down a mountain road in...

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Jammies nominated musician Eric Kehoe releases new track

by (Renato)

Submitted 05-09-2013 under OPINION

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BARE showcases a cappella music to benefit Cook Arts Center

by (erickehoe)

Submitted 04-04-2013 under VOICES

BARE showcased a cappella musicians using only voices and hands to make organized collections of sound. While many expected a typical evening of music, BARE took on a different tone. Co-host Peter Fox started off the night at Stone House Recording...

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Community radio draws to end of drive for community support

by (WYCE)

Submitted 03-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Today, March 22, 2013, is the final day for WYCE’s Spring Fund Drive. Donations to the station support our Michigan music community, allowing WYCE to play a huge variety of interesting, challenging and eclectic music.   People who know...

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Momcat redefines success, rock and roll

by (erickehoe)

Submitted 03-05-2013 under OPINION

Eric North and Russell Rockwell sit in a corner of Wealthy Street Bakery, sipping coffee and conversing about music amid the din of the lunch crowd and the intermittent spurts of jackhammer-like blenders operating at full power. This scene is their...

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Vertigo A-Go-Go to rock downtown

by (comptont)

Submitted 11-08-2012 under OPINION

This Saturday, November 10, Vertigo Music will be hosting live performances from local bands at the free all day event, Vertigo A-Go-Go. This event, as it has been in the past is open to the public and kid friendly.  "This is our fourth...

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