This week’s roundup of concert photo galleries actually starts last weekend with the return of live music to Founders, plus the first West Michigan shows in quite some time starring some compelling bands.
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Last weekend, Founders Brewing Co. hosted its first bona fide indoor concert since spring of 2020 when Grand Rapids’ Oracle unleashed its musical wonderment from the stage during the taproom’s “Cellar Raid” event.
On Wednesday, New Jersey’s Railroad Earth brought its bluegrass-powered revelry to West Michigan for the first time since last July’s celebration with Greensky Bluegrass at Shagbark Farm in southern Kent County, revving up a happy crowd at The Intersection.
On Saturday, the first show by Gary’s Brain — the new band from Oliver Houston’s drummer, Garret LaBeff-Cabello — unfurled at Grand Rapids’ Wealthy Theatre Annex, with Cheap Emotion, Small Foreign Faction and DJ Chris Ryan also pumping up a night of punk and emo frenzy “that never quite settled all bands had cleared the building,” reports photographer Kendra Petersen-Kamp.
And after COVID caused myriad cancellations of countless EDM shows over the past year, Bass Country Winter 2022 finally took over all three venues inside The Intersection on Saturday with a bevy of electronic music wizards, including Minnesota, Eprom, Khiva, Control Freak and more.
Amid all of these firsts, Old Dog Tavern in Kalamazoo hosted the blues of Crossroads Resurrection and the reggae of Zion Lion over the weekend, with plans to revive its Sunday night blues jam starting at 6 p.m. today with Seventh Son.
Scroll down to browse images from all of these shows.
PHOTO GALLERY: Bass Country Winter 2022 at The Intersection (Saturday)
Photos by Eric Stoike
PHOTO GALLERY: Cheap Emotion, Gary’s Brain, Small Foreign Faction, Chris Ryan
Wealthy Theatre Annex (Saturday)
Photos by Kendra Petersen-Kamp
PHOTO GALLERY: Crossroads Resurrection, Zion Lion at Old Dog Tavern (Friday-Saturday)
Photos by Derek Ketchum