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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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West Michigan Indie Podcast: Episode #16- Life Size Ghost

by (jquatrine)

Submitted 10-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

In this episode, contributor Lauren Richardson and I caught up with Talitha Snowden and Erik Ryden from Life Size Ghost before their show at Billy's Lounge.  Episode includes excerts from their tracks: In Your Sleep, Fall Behind, Lonely...

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Album review: Signal Trip's 'Songs from the In Between'

by (tylersteimle)

Submitted 05-29-2012 under OPINION

"I've been here before," belts out singer/guitarist Pat Piechocki, on the commencement track of Signal Trip's new record, Songs From the In Between. The song is the definite article eschewing "Future's Now"...

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If you don't know, now you know: Valentiger to perform at Jammies

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 02-13-2012 under OPINION

“Oh, to know!” is the name of the WYCE Jammie-nominated song and album by local trio Valentiger, and can also be used to describe the feeling after hearing the band for the first time. A mix of instinctual harmonies, homegrown guitars...

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Orpheum Bell brings their enchanting sound to WYCE Jammies

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 02-09-2012 under OPINION

Ann Arbor based band Orpheum Bell has been nominated for several WYCE Jammies, including Best Roots album for “The Old Sisters Home,” song of the year for “Poor Laetitia” and outstanding male and female artists for...

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