For our Thanksgiving week playlist, Brad Raffenaud of The Red Dock, on the lakeshore, pitches in with a roster of crazy-good bands that have played the unique West Michigan venue over the years. Check out his Top 10 and watch the videos at Local Spins.
It’s been a grueling year for music-related businesses, including Local Spins. During Thanksgiving week, we’re especially grateful to our readers and those that continue to support what we do.
In its 16th year, the West Michigan group that nurtures songwriters has seen dramatic changes in 2020, from COVID-19 to the departure of its much-admired co-founder. Meet his replacement, Julia Yob, and read more about the GRSA in today’s Sunday feature.
Today’s look back at November 2019 spotlights milestones for a pair of beloved West Michigan music icons, not to mention a St. Joseph musician’s ambitious, unique attempt to play 100 breweries in 100 days. Revisit these special moments via Local Spins Rewind.
The Grand Rapids super-group showcased new songs for Local Spins on WYCE, which also debuted tracks by FINKEL, Myron Elkins, Melissa Dylan, Sugartone Noise Co., Troy Ceasar and more. Get the back story about Barrel Bones, watch one of the band’s music videos and listen to this week’s full radio show podcast at Local Spins.
The marathon pandemic has completely upended West Michigan arts groups, musicians and dancers, and hit them hard financially. But videos and other innovations are keeping them alive and keeping them connected to fans. Learn more about how these prominent cultural organizations are weathering the storm and see how you can help.