local music

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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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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