The Rapidian


Free Pie premiering at UICA, after party to follow

Submitted 07-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Writer-director Caleb Slain talks about the upcoming premiere of his short film, "Free Pie," which premieres tonight in the UICA theater. The after party will include a Q&A with Slain as well as other filmmakers.


Potato Moon tells the story of a "Ghost"

Submitted 07-11-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids family band returns with timeless tales of love and apparitions.


Mark Kahny and The Boogie Woogie Babies perform at Jazz at the Zoo

Submitted 07-10-2012 under NEWS

People of all ages gather at John Ball Zoo to enjoy Monday night jazz hosted by the West Michigan Jazz Society.


GRAM on the Green to kick off this Friday

Submitted 07-05-2012 under NEWS

Challenge someone to a game of giant chess and listen to Celtic music outside of the Grand Rapids Art Museum in celebration of diverse art during the summer months.


Lena Chanel sets out to conquer Grand Rapids, the country

Submitted 07-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

With her traveling companion the VIIth and the rest of "Clergy," Chanel is seeking to come get the attention one city at a time.


West Michigan Indie Podcast Episode #5- Casey Stratton Part 1

Submitted 07-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

WMI sat down with Grand Rapids' own pop singer/songwriter Casey Stratton to learn about his new album "The Calling of the Crows."


Great music overflows the streets at Founders Fest

Submitted 06-26-2012 under OPINION

On a day filled with perfect weather, a variety of delicious Founders beer and local food, the clear standout was the music at Founders Fest. Highlights included That 1 Guy, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, and Soulive.


Founders Fest expands lineup, adds second stage

Submitted 06-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

With an increased budget for two stages, more bands than ever and additional space for artist booths, Founders Fest 2012 seeks to have its biggest year in its five year existence.


That 1 Guy to bring heavy dose of weird to your venue

Submitted 06-20-2012 under OPINION

Stylistically floating somewhere between Tom Waits, Les Claypool and Dr. Seuss, That 1 Guy is a one of a kind act whose live performance shouldn't be missed.


Street party brings the best beer, food and music Grand Rapids has to offer

Submitted 06-15-2012 under OPINION

The ninth annual Local First Street Party, presented in part by Founders brewery, attracted a large crowd of local business supporters to Weston Street for the festivities. The party featured all local food, beer, wine and music.