local music

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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Rumours Retold: Michigan musicians remake Fleetwood Mac

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 01-23-2012 under NONPROFITS

It's fitting on many levels that Founders' Centennial IPA is our best selling beer at Wealthy Theatre, always on draught. Not only because it's one of the greatest beers sold in the world. But we wanted to celebrate our Centennial...

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Ed Niño's New Leaf

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 12-15-2011 under OPINION

When I last caught up with Ed Niño, he had just recently released his second studio album, Welcome to Jericho. That release really sat with me for a while. While I don’t normally get into hard-edged hip hop, Niño’s inspired combination...

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Family-friendly fun at the Celadon Summer Concert Series

by (Tom Gunnels)

Submitted 08-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

When The Northern Skies front man and multi-instrumentalist Eric Engblade first heard of the Celadon Summer Concert Series, he recounted, “I had no idea how to pronounce it, let alone what it was.” Spearheaded by the two-man team at...

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Call for Performers at the Market!

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

Take the opportunity to celebrate creativity and community on June 11th during the Market presented by Avenue for the Arts. Arts vendors, musicians and local businesses will line the sidewalks of South Division between Oakes and Cherry from 4...

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Assorted Anonymous: The Masked Men of Local Hip-Hop

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 01-26-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids hip-hop scene is larger than one might think, and there are new artists emerging all the time. Each one differs from the others in some way, and Assorted Anonymous is looking to change the face of hip-hop…by putting a mask on it....

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Fainting Generals' Juliet Bennett Rylah on being an artist in Grand Rapids

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 06-24-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Juliet Bennett Rylah is part of the local band, The Fainting Generals, which has been in existence a little over two years and makes regular appearances at larger-scale festivities in Grand Rapids. Over the years, the band has lost a few of its...

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Chopping it up with Eastown J

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Eastown J is not one to pull any punches.    In our approximately 45-minute conversation at Billy's on the night of his CD release party for "Style By No Style" project, he didn't mince words on the failure of some things in hip hop,...

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A conversation with the SEVENth

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 04-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

I like to consider myself an astute listener to the local trends, and, in particular, the local music scene, especially as it relates to hip hop.  So, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that I had never attended a show by the SEVENth (7th), or...

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