From a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of a classic rap album to a local ensemble celebrating release of a new EP, the week covered a lot of bases, including country, electronic and folk. Images at Local Spins.
On Wednesday, New York rapper GZA brought the national 25th anniversary tour behind his Top 10 1995 album, “Liquid Swords,” to The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids (along with Bronze Nazareth, Rebel Kuzco and The Fist Coalition.)
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That just got a head-spinning volley of genre-spanning shows started in West Michigan to usher in February, with Korn and Breaking Benjamin rattling Van Andel Arena on Thursday, and country star Mitchell Tenpenny pumping up The Intersection on Friday (the same day that Grand Rapids’ Y-Not celebrated release of a new EP at Listening Room).
On Saturday, Bass Country returned with electronic splendor to The Intersection and northern Michigan singer-songwriter Joshua Davis enchanted fans at Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, with Samuel Nalangira (who had helped kick off the week at GR’s Listening Room with Jordan Hamilton on Monday) playing the Grand Traverse Distillery Tasting Room not far away.
Browse the images from the week below.
PHOTO GALLERY: GZA at The Pyramid Scheme
Photos by Katy Batdorff
PHOTO GALLERY: Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Bones UK at Van Andel Arena
Photos by Anthony Norkus
PHOTO GALLERY: Mitchell Tenpenny at The Intersection
Photos by Eric Stoike