The Rapidian

Live music review

Umphrey's McGee unleashes sensory thunderstorm at Meijer Gardens

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under OPINION

Shortly before Umphrey’s Mcgee took the stage for its 12th Grand Rapids performance since 2005, the dark clouds overlooking the ampitheater at Meijer Gardens were a sign of what was to come: Sonic thunder and visual lightning. With musical...

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Pat Metheny, Bruce Hornsby hypnotize Meijer Gardens crowd

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 08-01-2014 under OPINION

The crowd has fallen silent, captivated by the smooth jazz lullabye. The birds and insects of Meijer Gardens can be heard calling out to each other as if they know the tune flowing from the guitar of Pat Metheny.  Not a single member of the...

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Eliot Lipp brings new live band, energy to The 'Stache

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under OPINION

Brooklyn based producer Eliot Lipp has an ability that not many artists in the electronic music world have. Not only does his music get the crowd stirred up into a sweaty frenzy, something all DJ’s should be able to do, but he is also able to...

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John Butler Trio fans jump onstage during memorable concert

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 08-05-2013 under OPINION

From busking on the streets of Fremantle, Australia to performing a sold out shows with John Butler Trio, John Butler’s diverse and intricate guitar playing has captivated crowds all over the world, including his most recent stop at Frederik...

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Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart blasts concertgoers into deep space

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under OPINION

Walking into the Intersection to see the Mickey Hart Band, I was overwhelmed by the sense of community that follows any living member of the Grateful Dead. From gray-haired Deadheads easily in their 60’s to college aged folks, everybody...

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Great music overflows the streets at Founders Fest

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-26-2012 under OPINION

Attendees of this year’s Founders Fest had already been pouring in for 15 minutes, and the line for entry was still stretched around the block. People continued flowing into the street venue in front of Founders Brewery at 235 Grandville until...

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