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.
For this week’s playlist, Local Spins asked Park Theatre to rustle up a roster of robust tracks that spotlight regional bands who’ve graced its stage along with some gems from internationally renowned artists.
Detroit-bred Alice Cooper releases a new, Michigan-focused album, “Detroit Stories,” in February. But 48 years ago, it was a “Holland Story” that rocked and shocked the region. For Local Spins Rewind, writer Brian J. Bowe recounts the historic night that Alice did Holland.
Veterans Day is Wednesday, so this week’s playlist at Local Spins unfurls some classic tracks that commemorate those in the military and the sacrifices they’ve made in spite of the politics involved. Watch the videos, listen to the Top 10 on Spotify.
The days are getting shorter and so is the list of live music options in West Michigan. Nevertheless, the show goes on in a variety of locations as we move into mid-November. Browse this week’s concert listings at Local Spins.
The second installation in the ‘Comeback Road’ video series spotlights the plight of Grand Rapids’ Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill, which essentially has been closed by the pandemic since March. Watch the video to learn more about this beloved concert venue and the uphill struggle it faces.
For this Election Day playlist, Local Spins asked a panel of musicians to cast their ballots for emerging black artists with great potential from the region who deserve a brighter spotlight. Browse their picks, listen to the music.
As West Michigan eases into November 2020, the indoor live music scene is much different and more restricted than it was last November. Local Spins rounds up the musical happenings amid what’s expected to be a turbulent election week.
Today, Local Spins debuts ‘Periscope,’ with Grand Rapids ‘New Standards’ hosts Troy Reimink and Tricia Woolfenden each picking a compelling new track by a national artist deserving the spotlight. Get into the know, listen to the new music to start your Sunday.
New albums from River City Narrative and Anonymous Phone Call are also part of this week’s roundup of new Michigan releases. Check out the reviews and listen to music from each of this week’s featured artists.
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