The longtime indie-rock idols heated up Meijer Gardens on Thursday with a bouncy mix of old and new material in a show that included an opening set by Grand Rapids’ own MERTLE. The review — via a “texting” conversation between the reviewers — and photo gallery at Local Spins.
Troy is a veteran writer and musician. He is a member of the Grand Rapids band Ghost Heart, a music/video librarian for AMI Jukeboxes and a counter duty guy at Vertigo Music. He has worked for the Detroit Free Press and the Grand Rapids Press as a music writer, web producer and editor, and is cofounder of the Pyne Lodge, a podcast devoted to local music history. He co-hosts a specialty music show, New Standards, on WYCE-FM (88.1) from 6-8 p.m. Sundays.
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