Why Grand Rapids is BeerCity

by (Jake Cagle)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under OPINION

No matter what, Grand Rapids is Beer City, USA. Period, end of story. Even if- for some godforsaken reason- the title changes hands in 2013, the truth is obvious to anyone who has grabbed a drink in Grand Rapids in the past few years: this is a city...

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Tokyo Morose to release long awaited 'Sequence of Steps'

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 11-01-2012 under OPINION

A lot has changed in the four years since Grand Rapids band Tokyo Morose released their last album none more so than the sound of the band itself. The group has transformed itself from a ramshackle pop outfit with folk leanings into a sophisticated...

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Local restaurants enjoy demands of ArtPrize

by (moviegeek310)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Smells of pasta fill the air. Paintings of Italy adorn the brick walls. There are people everywhere, sitting at tables covered with white cloth, wine glasses, and food. A bowl of linguini pasta and fresh steaming clams passes by me. I ask the name...

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Mayor encourages participation in upcoming river cleanup

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is gearing up for the annual Mayors’ Grand River Clean Up, slated for 9 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 15 at Sixth Street Park in Grand Rapids. There, volunteers will meet up, then head to locations...

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Ghost Heart releases debut LP at Founders this Saturday

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 01-26-2011 under OPINION

I have a preferred context for listening to most albums. It's not a set-in-stone thing but, for example, Metallica's Kill 'Em All is best listened to while driving on the highway. It just is. Jens Lekman's Night Falls Over Kortedala is a walking...

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The Fainting Generals; Employee of the Month for Life

by (scott warren)

Submitted 01-08-2011 under OPINION

 Employee of the Month for Life is the new cd release from The Fainting Generals. Featuring 8 tracks recorded by Matt Ten Clay in Grand Rapids, the disc is the followup to the Fainting Generals debut Everybody...

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Cabildo takes advantage of ArtPrize entry to bring music to public areas

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-07-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On Wednesday night, local band Cabildo had a solid caravan of 25 people - musicians and admirers - following them by bicycle and on foot to nine pianos sprinkled around downtown. The pianos were part of UK-based Luke Jerram's ArtPrize entry, "Play...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Founders Brewing Company

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

With a peanut shell-covered floor, a homestyle porch, and an in-house brewery, Founders Brewing Co. (235 Grandville Ave. SW) is a neighborhood bar gone world-class, known for its exceptional beers on tap and friendly, talented wait staff of wood-...

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[MIDTOWN | HERITAGE HILL] First cupcake eat-off fueled by Nantucket this Saturday

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 07-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

What began as a joke will become a reality this Saturday morning. Hot dogs, crack fries, chili, and barbeque, in the spirit of food competitions, a new one has arrived on the scene: Nantucket Baking Company's first cupcake eat-off to benefit God's...

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[REVIEW] Charles the Osprey LP release at Founders this Saturday

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 06-25-2010 under OPINION

Charles the Osprey is having a release party Saturday night at Founders to celeberate its first LP. I got hold of the album for review. Listen to Lovecraft! Smile! in the audio player up top.  Listening to Charles the Osprey’s...

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