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 Full of Elephants and more.
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.
The first week of autumn also boasts performances by Trout Steak Revival, Frightened Rabbit, Hellbound Glory, Neil Jacobs, “The Piano Men” with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Bill Kirchen, Brad Fritcher’s MOODS and much more. Check out all of this week’s live music pick for West Michigan in The Big List Concert Guide.
The week started with legendary performers NRBQ and Los Straitjackets at a packed Tip Top and continued with a bevy of stars and festivals: Julien Baker, Of Montreal, Billy Talent, Over the Rhine, Michael Dause & Band of Bros, plus the Fallasburg Fall Festival and Arcadia Ales’ anniversary. Check out all the images and a video at Local Spins.