This week’s photo and video roundup of West Michigan concerts features pop, flamenco/jazz, electronic music, indie-rock, folk, bluegrass and more.
Winter — with piles of snow and ridiculously frigid temperatures — returned to West Michigan this weekend.
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Luckily, live music throughout the week heated things up for concertgoers, with Local Spins recapping some of that action in images and videos below.
The shows included:
• Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook performing at Kalamazoo State Theatre on Wednesday, the same night that West Michigan’s Full Cord Bluegrass made its SpeakEZ Lounge debut in Grand Rapids for the Local Spins Wednesdays series;
• Electronic music’s Infected Mushroom making a Grand Rapids tour stop at The Intersection’s Elevation on Thursday, the same night that indie-folk’s Red Tail Ring played a special seated show at Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo;
• Brooklyn power pop/indie-rock band Charly Bliss — along with Active Bird Community — pumping up the intimate confines of The Intersection’s The Mint with lively sets on Friday;
• Saturday’s robust lineup, which included Lansing singer-songwriter Jen Sygit celebrating her 40th birthday — with help from The Springtails — at Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo and Samsara Family Collective sponsoring its third showcase of Grand Rapids electronic music in The Stache and The Mint inside The Intersection (including Super Future, Sandose, Choff, Dreezstring, G-Bread, Hizen ) and more. Scroll down for a recap of the Samsara show by Local Spins writer Olivia Menchaca.
PHOTO GALLERY: Jesse Cook at Kalamazoo State Theatre
Photos by Derek Ketchum
PHOTO GALLERY: Infected Mushroom at Elevation
Photos by Eric Stoike
PHOTO GALLERY: Charly Bliss, Active Bird Community at The Mint
Photos by Kendra Kamp