The West Michigan native who moved back home two years ago has scored nationwide success for the second time in five years, with proceeds from the new single going to a good cause. Get the back story and listen to the new single at Local Spins
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Performing sets Saturday on a wheeled flatbed trailer, the Grand Rapids band hit different West Michigan sites for an unusual “Traveling Road Show.” Check out this week’s live music photo galleries, including photos from Thursday’s performances by the Oat Bran Boys in Cutlerville and Megan Dooley in Kalamazoo.
With some performance spaces reopening, Local Spins touched base with some West Michigan artists about playing music in front of a live audience again. Browse comments from musicians about the “new normal” when it comes to concerts — from worries that remain about performing to the satisfaction of being back on stage. And some concerns remain.
Inspired by social-distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, Saturday’s unique show in the Rycenga Building Center parking lot will feature two young lakeshore bands, with attendees tuning into WAWL’s FM radio frequency to hear the music. Find more details about the concert and the performers at Local Spins.
Amid the coronavirus crisis and a turbulent music industry, a new advocacy group based in Niles aims to give roadies and their families a helping hand — from counseling to financial assistance. Get the exclusive back story in this Local Spins feature story and see how this West Michigan clinic is making a difference.
COVID-19 concerns are wreaking havoc with free community concerts in cities across Michigan, with some delaying shows and others canceling summer series, sometimes sparking angry reactions from residents. Get the lowdown on which series are still hoping to continue and what issues organizers are wrestling with.