The Rapidian


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

Submitted 08-26-2013 under OPINION

Last weekend, Brooklyn based beatmaster Eliot Lipp was brought to The Stache. With him, Lipp brought a live band, a new depth of sound, and many fantastic new tracks.


Bingeing on sweet art at "Hard Femme"

Submitted 08-19-2013 under OPINION

A review of the ambitious one-night-only show of approximately 90 works of art by local, national and international artists, based upon the theme of gender expression within the femme realm.


Local author Jason Holton publishes first book with Chapbook Press

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Holton has published his first book of poetry, "Eventually, All of Them Are Lost," and is working on a second collection of poetry as well as a novel.


Place Unmaking

Submitted 08-13-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

As a local artist and venue operator, I now look across the street and see the empty space where the Division Avenue Arts Collective used to be. I see a place unmade. What will we do to move forward from here?


John Butler Trio fans jump onstage during memorable concert

Submitted 08-05-2013 under OPINION

At least five members of the audience jumped onstage during the encore of John Butler Trio performance at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Highlights from the show included classic jam "Ocean" and an end of the world dance party.


David Byrne and St. Vincent burn down the house at Meijer Gardens

Submitted 07-10-2013 under OPINION

On an overcast and occasionally rainy evening at Meijer Gardens, David Byrne and St. Vincent shone through the clouds with a beautifully weird performance.


Umphrey's McGee celebrates America with musical fireworks

Submitted 07-05-2013 under OPINION

With no show to play on the 4th of July, jam band giants Umphrey's McGee decided to celebrate Independence Day one day early, throwing a funk-filled dance party at Frederik Meijer Gardens.


UICA screening French film "Something in the Air"

Submitted 06-28-2013 under OPINION

"Something in the Air," a film about French students in 1968, opened at UICA Friday June 28.


Antrim Dells' new album shows musicianship, nostalgia

Submitted 06-26-2013 under OPINION

Jacob Bullard, Brian Voortman, Laura Hobson and John Hanson debut Antrim Dells' newest album this Saturday, June 29th at Nice Gallery.


Founders Fest proves itself supreme Grand Rapids party

Submitted 06-26-2013 under OPINION

Despite a very hot and humid day, Founders Fest draws thousands of people to their sixth annual celebration of beer and music. Highlights included Minneapolis band Roster McCabe and Detroit performers Satori Circus.