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Mexicains Sans Frontieres

Renowned French musician, philosopher Richard Pinhas to perform this weekend

by (Jason Adams)

Submitted 05-23-2014 under OPINION

"My favorite guitarist of all time, Richard Pinhas (unless Hendrix comes back to life), is playing locally here in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday & Saturday night at my friend Hugo's Loft/venue. Got obsessed with his music back in 1986...

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WMI hits the 5iviet CD listening party

by (jquatrine)

Submitted 07-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Hip-hop artist Rick Chyme and the 5iveit family invited us to hang out at the fabulous CD listening party for their latest project 5iveit at The Mexicains Sans Frontieres Gallery (the beautiful home/studio of Hugo Claudin). We met many of the...

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Go to "the MOON" at Mexicains Sans Frontieres

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 10-17-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

In the past 15 years or so, there has been a bumper crop of guitar and drum two piece bands populating the indie and mainstream musical landscape. Ranging from the basement party in-the-red blow out sounds of Doo Rag and Bantam Rooster, the cynical...

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Luke Winslow-King Trio brings timeless tunes to Mexicains Sans Frontieres

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 09-28-2012 under OPINION

Some nights the internal debate rages on of whether to go out or stay home. There were plenty of reasons to stay in and not go to the Luke Winslow-King Trio show at Mexicains Sans Frontieres on Friday, September 21st. It was cold, it was raining,...

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Xenia Rubinos burns down the house at MSF

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 03-31-2012 under OPINION

A trusted musician friend of mine stated matter of fact that the Xenia Rubinos show at Mexican Sans Frontiers (MSF) on Friday, March 23rd was “not to be missed.” Despite a steady rain that at times was downright torrential I decided to...

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Save The Space: Mexicains Sans Frontieres fundraiser event

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Mexicians Sans Frontieres (MSF), an amorphous, avant garde artspace and music venue, celebrates their sixth year on Division Avenue with a special fundraising event titled “Save the Space; Viva MSF!” on Friday, October 14th at 9 pm. A...

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Mark Helias gives an exclusive solo performance on double bass in Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Mark Helias, the renowned jazz double bassist, of New Brunswick, New Jersey,made a stop in Grand Rapids on Nov. 7 at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. Known for his work with many jazz greats (Ray Anderson, Gerry Hemingway, Anthony Braxton, Julius Hemphill...

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European jazz legends in Grand Rapids: Carl Ludwig Hubsch and Longrun Development of the Universe Trio

by (scott warren)

Submitted 11-01-2010 under OPINION

The experimentalist jazz pioneer Carl Ludwig Hubsch is bringing his Longrun Development of the Universe Trio to Mexicains Sans Frontieres on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Renowned for his unconventional style of playing on the tuba, Hubsch will perform his avant...

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The Great Unknown invades Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This Friday, Oct. 29, Philadelphia's own The Great Unknown will be in Grand Rapids for a pair of back to back appearances.  The first appearance at the "Singing Conversation" series presented by Literary Life Bookstore (758 Wealthy St...

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Michael Vlatkovich Trio in Grand Rapids

by (scott warren)

Submitted 10-04-2010 under OPINION

Jazz trombonist, composer and arranger, Michael Vlatkovich brought his 3 piece band to Grand Rapids on Saturday, October 2 for an intimate concert hosted by Hugo Claudin of Mexicains Sans Frontieres. The band was also in Michigan for the...

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