Concerts, workshops and speeches at the weekend event in Grand Rapids focused on “valuing unconventional expression and promoting community dialogue.” Check out the concert recap and photo gallery at Local Spins.
The jazzy, pop-infused indy quartet with Western Michigan University ties made a Kalamazoo tour stop last week as it readies release of its second album. Check out the Local Spins interview, photos and video featuring this up-and-coming band.
WMU’s Multimedia Arts Technology program is not only innovative but popular: Three times as many students have applied for the studio recording classes as there are spaces in the program. Get the lowdown in this week’s “Music on Campus” feature.
Western Michigan University’s renowned jazz studies program has added another feather to its cap: Double bass instructor Tom Knific is lauded by Musical America as one of the top 30 innovative music professionals of the year.
The FSU Music Industry Management Association series kicks off this week with Wisconsin’s The Millennium. Chicago’s Marina City and Grand Rapids’ likemelikeyou also perform in February. Get the details and full schedule for the series being held on the Big Rapids campus.
This edition of the “Music on Campus” round-up in the Grand Rapids area: Classical guitar devotees can look forward to an earful and an eyeful over the next week as two of the globe’s preeminent young acoustic musicians perform in West Michigan. Get the details at Local Spins.
Jake Kershaw in-studio; new tracks by Cruelworld, The Autumnatic, Desmond Jones & more for Local Spins on… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Nancy Wilson of Heart's Roadcase Royale opening for Bob Seger at Van Andel Arena. Review, pix at… instagram.com/p/BZPkA2ggCeS/
Cottage Bar Chili Cookoff heating up Saturday in GR w/ Mid-Life Crisis on stage.… instagram.com/p/BZHW2HFARXZ/