Funk, rock, Americana, jam-band fun, country, indie-folk, blues — it was on display on stages across West Michigan this past week, including Moose Fest and a Joe Cocker tribute. The images at Local Spins.
West Michigan’s week of live music was full of milestones.
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• Grand Rapids faves from the 1990s, Domestic Problems, reunited once again to unleash a sold-out show at Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe on Saturday.
• Jenison native turned St. Louis musician Beth Bombara played a rootsy, Americana-propelled homecoming show on Friday at Park Theatre in Holland.
• Grand Rapids’ Hannah Rose & The GravesTones landed the opportunity to open for the wild and funky Here Come the Mummies at Bell’s Beer Garden on Friday and didn’t disappoint.
• A who’s who roster of Grand Rapids musicians, led by singer Tim Bober, combined efforts on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock to ignite an inspiring tribute to late singer Joe Cocker for the Local Spins Wednesdays series at SpeakEZ Lounge.
• Ohio indie-folk band Over the Rhine played a rare seated show at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo on Thursday, the same day that Michigan blues-rock sensation Jake Kershaw closed out the 2019 GRAM on the Green series at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
• Cutting-edge rock band Allah-Lahs brought their L.A. vibe to The Pyramid Scheme for a mid-week tour stop.
• Moose Fest 2019 hosted Saturday by country radio’s WMUS (107.9 FM) at Heritage Landing in Muskegon featured David Lee Murphy, High Valley, Logan Mize, Abby Anderson, Ingrid Andress and Teddy Robb.
Browse Local Spins’ images from these shows, along with a recap of Bombara’s homecoming concert.
PHOTO GALLERY: Allah-Lahs at The Pyramid Scheme
Photos by Katy Batdorff
“With a Little Help From My Friends/The Letter”
Check out a Local Spins review and photos from JJ Grey & Mofro/Jonny Lang at Meijer Gardens on Wednesday: JJ Grey & Mofro, Jonny Lang deliver ‘perfect night’ of soulful blues and soul
PHOTO GALLERY: Over the Rhine at Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe
Photos by Derek Ketchum
Photos by Autumn Babas