Rock, soul, hip hop, funk, swing pumped up West Michigan, not to mention Marillion and local faves Kathy Lamar, LOKELLA, The Soul Syndicate, Lazy Genius, EPCYA, Out of Favor Boys and more. Images at Local Spins.
Spanish-language alt-rock. Vintage hip hop. Hard rock. Classic funk, swing and soul.
Audiences packed venues big and small across West Michigan for a mid-February, mixed-bag blast of live music that melted away the winter blahs — and also featured homecoming shows for favorites such as Pop Evil and Nashon Holloway.
Check out the images and show recaps below.
PHOTO GALLERY: Kathy Lamar at SpeakEZ Lounge
Photos by Anna Sink
It was a special Valentine’s Day show that packed this cozy venue as part of Local Spins Wednesdays’ Tribute Month, with singer Kathy Lamar performing classic, soulful love songs along with selections from Sade’s catalog. This coming Wednesday, it’s a tribute to Steve Earle.
PHOTO GALLERY: Pop Evil, Palaye Royale and Black Map at 20 Monroe Live
Photos by Anthony Norkus
The night before releasing its new album, “S/T,” West Michigan’s own hard rock champs Pop Evil delivered a rousing show for hometown fans at Grand Rapids’ 20 Monroe Live on Thursday as part of its “Music Over Words” tour with sets by Palaye Royale and Black Map (which released a new EP earlier this month).
PHOTO GALLERY: Here Come the Mummies, The Soul Syndicate at The Intersection
Photos by Eric Stoike
Nashville’s ever-entertaining masters of funk and campy mummified fashion Here Come the Mummies made a glorious return to The Intersection, with West Michigan’s own vintage R&B ensemble The Soul Syndicate opening the evening with a stage full of soul-powered players and singers.