The week launches impressively with How to Dress Well and Tears for Fears, and keeps on rocking with the likes of What So Not, AJJ, Ballroom Thieves, Frank Turner, Room[…]
From Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, Middleville to Grand Haven, weekend — and mid-week — warriors were on the march musically, from rock to hip hop to folk to punk and beyond. The action, of course, was captured in images at Local Spins.
Saturday’s day-long event at Grand Armory Brewing showcases musical talent, poetry and more. Learn more in the Local Spins on WYCE podcast with Ladyfest performers and the debut of new tracks by regional artists. And check out the full Ladyfest schedule at Local Spins.
The struggles of local musicians haven’t changed much in four decades, with average gig pay even dipping. But the president of Grand Rapids’ Corporate Live says in this Local Spins guest column that there are ways to succeed with digital communication tools.
The Michigan indie-rocker has tasted some success while experiencing the joy — and grueling trials — of his trade. His house show tour makes a Grand Rapids stop this week as he eyes returning to a Detroit studio to record a new album. Read the back story behind this engaging songwriter and musician.