Over 100 artists hope to win Album of the Year at 2014 WYCE Jammies

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The 15th annual WYCE Jammy Awards presented by Bell’s Brewery will be presented on Friday, February 21st at The Intersection in an all ages free event, and the coinciding live concert will showcase over 20 of the nominated area artists...

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Mid December Holiday Art Thing: no holiday craft stuff here

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under NEWS

Join in the holiday shopping extravaganza on December 14 from 12-5 p.m. for the Mid December Holiday Art Thing. The exhibit is at a live/work lofts space at 506 Oakland SW showcasing seven of the area's accomplished artists working in a variety...

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Fresh Folk series to kick off with Troll for Trout, Rachael Davis

by (Molly Heinhuis)

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The St Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) has a series of concerts called Fresh Folk that highlight the talent of many singer/songwriters, specifically musicians from Michigan. This year's series will begin on November 7 with Troll for Trout and...

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Lamp Light music festival: the vanguard of Grand Rapids' DIT music scene

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-22-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Lamp Light's inception began in July of 2012 with a group of friends meeting to discuss strategy and planning every few weeks. For five months the input sessions continued, drawing nearer to the launch date; for the last month they were meeting...

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Lamp Light music festival gearing up for second year

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-17-2013 under NEWS

Lamp Light Music Festival's inaugural kickoff last fall proved to be a popular success. So now John Hanson, event founder and organizer, is gearing up for year two, to be held November 1, 2 and 3. The event will once again be in the Eastown...

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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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Grand Rapids-based band Field ready for listeners

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based band Field has begun its entry into the scene of live music, and they’re eager to dive in. Field’s entrance into playing live has been a long time coming- the band first formed nearly a year ago. Within the month,...

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Join Small Houses this Saturday at the DAAC

by (adrian)

Submitted 11-09-2012 under OPINION

The first time I listened to a Small Houses recording on my headphones I had to double check that I wasn't dreaming. Really, it has that rare introspective sound only found in certain indie folk outfits- you know, the soundtrack you heard from...

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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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Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby - Part 2

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 06-24-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Part II: “FALSE PROPHETS” This is part two in a three-part series re-introducing folk musician Dave Bixby to the city that he left 40 years ago. He is performing this Friday at The Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division) in...

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