An eclectic week of West Michigan music would be an understatement. Early April covered a bevy of genres with one thing in common: exuberant performances and fans captured in Local Spins images.
For bands such as Grand Rapids’ Jack Droppers & The Best Intentions, it was all about unveiling new music (the sophomore album, “Bottle Up Like a Neon Light”) for fans at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, with help from fellow West Michigan artists Winnow and Cameron Blake.
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For national touring acts such as reggae’s SOJA and pop’s Sinclair, it was an opportunity to get their music in front of new audiences at The Intersection (and in Sinclair’s case, give students from Ferris State University’s Music and Entertainment Business program a chance to help organize a concert).
For jamgrass powerhouse Trout Steak Revival, it was a Saturday night homecoming (two of the band members are native West Michiganders) at Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, which also hosted a show the night before starring Mungion and Lazara.
For instrumental rock band Public Access, it was just an excuse to don colorful jumpsuits, invite a ton of special guests on stage and generally just party — and jam — like rock stars at Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids.
Yes, it was eclectic week of concerts, captured in images at Local Spins. Browse the photo galleries below.
PHOTO GALLERY: Sinclair, Olivia & The Aquatic Troupe at The Stache (Intersection)
Photos by Veronica Leigh Anderson
PHOTO GALLERY: Jack Droppers & The Best Intentions, Winnow, Cameron Blake at The Pyramid Scheme
Photos by Taylor Mansen
Photos by Derek Ketchum