The summer music scene is heating up. Check out the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s diverse lineup for Thursday nights, plus the June schedule for Garage Bar’s Wednesday Block Party and Bike Night series.
West Michigan’s jam-packed week of live music also features Hatebreed, Nora Jane Struthers, Perturbator, Frances Luke Accord, Phyre Fest and a Bob Dylan tribute. Peruse all of this week’s spotlighted concerts and the robust Under-the-Radar Picks. And see how you can win tickets to the Phyre Fest at 20 Monroe Live.
Feedback 25 (with The Crane Wives and The Concussions at Founders Brewing), Casting Crowns, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, The Murlocs, Political Lizard, Mason Jennings, a Pathway to the Pasture band contest, the Spring ReggaeFest and more help fill out the week of concerts. And check out this week’s ticket giveaways for Talib Kweli and Twin Peaks, plus peruse the delightfully diverse Under-the-Radar Picks.
Once again, the National Public Radio competition is drawing hundreds of video entries from musical artists across the country, and many of them are from the Great Lakes State. View more than 30 of the Michigan entries at Local Spins, from the homemade to the slick and creative. The winner will be announced in May.
On the first day of the Spring Fund Drive at WYCE, Local Spins on WYCE show host John Sinkevics premiered new tracks by Michigan artists, had an in-studio chat with singer-songwriter Ralston Bowles and counted down some of the top local and regional tracks of the past six months. Listen to the podcast and watch the video of a new single by Estar Cohen.