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Concerts Under the Stars returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced today that Concerts Under the Stars will return for a second year, with an additional show in 2018. Concert-goers will enjoy a fully immersive audio and visual experience. Live concerts begin on January 18,...

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Local musicians talk community, music while preparing for GRPM Planetarium show April 6

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Loo and Sam can be found performing and connecting with the community all over Grand Rapids. The band started in 2012. Emma Loo was raised in Lowell and Sam was raised in Chicago. With their unique psychedelic folk sound, the band has taken off...

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The Right Now returns to Founders Brewing to kick off eight show tour

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-03-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Right Now is an example of the collaboration of pop and soul music. TRN has been a band since 2008. Celebrating catchy songwriting with inspiring messages, TRN has been touring on and off since 2009 and released two acclaimed albums in that time...

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Local house venue welcomes new faces, returning artists to variety concert

by (Ben Wesley)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Beneath the surface of the Grand Rapids music community, even more underground than “underground”, lies the house venue scene, where hosts lend their basements or living rooms to artists seeking exposure. Some of the most powerful...

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Marching band documentary screening to support students in Grand Rapids

by (Candace Chivis)

Submitted 02-23-2016 under NEWS

The Whole Gritty City, a 90-minute documentary that plunges viewers into the world of three New Orleans school marching bands, while be shown at the Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The film follows kids growing up in America...

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Local band Bigfoot Buffalo infuses genres, musical styles to make original sound

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-30-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based folk-rock band Bigfoot Buffalo will release its debut album August 6 with a CD release party at Founders Brewing Company, blending genres and tones to bring what it claims is a new “dimension” to the city’s...

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Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials - "Icicles in My Meatloaf"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

For more, also check out "Gotta Find My Baby" from this same Songs from the Second Floor session. Songs from the Second Floor is a collection of the ephemeral performances that occur live on the air, in one take, on 88.1 WYCE. This video...

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In the actual circle with My Brightest Diamond

by (diaghilev)

Submitted 11-14-2014 under OPINION

"Erin, would you come up here?" I was two hours into soundcheck with My Brightest Diamond, and Shara Worden (lead singer and songwriter) wanted me up onstage with her. She hadn't "found the magic." "I want you to stand...

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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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