The season-ending Lake City-area music festival drew hundreds of musicians and thousands of revelers for an opening salvo of magical experiences. Check out the first-day highlights and a photo gallery at Local Spins.
The experimental rock quartet celebrates release of its sophomore full-length at Shakespeare’s Lower Level on Friday night. They spoke with Local Spins writer Megan Dooley about the project. Check out the Q&A and listen to songs from the new album.
This mid-September round-up of new regional releases spans several genres in fetching fashion with bands based in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. Check out the reviews, see where you can see the artists live and listen to their music at Local Spins.
The week also features Reverend Raven, Sebastian Bach, Patty PerShayla, Laith Al-Saadi, Langhorne Slim, Deerfield Run and Project 1’s first-ever Blue Bridge Amplified. Get the complete concert lowdown in this week’s Big List Concert Guide at Local Spins.
A busy opening week of September boasted jam-packed tour stops by an emerging Australian star, a pair of ’90s rock stalwarts and a Michigan legend returning to Bell’s. Peruse all of the photo galleries at Local Spins.
The Labor Day weekend tribute brought a host of musicians to Kalamazoo’s Jericho Corners to pay homage to the singer and songwriter who passed away unexpectedly in early August. The photos at Local Spins, along with a gallery from another big Kalamazoo event: Kalamashoegazer 13.
This annual Local Spins Labor Day column revisits the financial plight of local musicians, who cannot live on passion and applause alone. Amid a growing West Michigan music scene, it’s an essay for the times with comments from these ‘stars of the stage.’
The Grand Rapids band performed a new single on-air during the show, which also debuted tracks by Dacia Bridges Project, I Believe in Julio, Lady Ace Boogie and more. Read the back story about Clyde Park Avenue, watch the in-studio video and listen to the radio show podcast.
The Jericho Town event will feature performances by members of the Dacia Bridges Project, guitarist Kenny Olson, Mike Fuerst and many more. Get the details at Local Spins along with information about a new Dacia Bridges Project single being released this week.
With Ralston & The Family, The Strike Percussion Ensemble and Samuel Nalangira providing musical diversity on a picture-perfect night at Meijer Gardens, the last show of the summer series was a memorable one. The concert recap, photo gallery and video, exclusively at Local Spins.
It was a week of tantalizing festivals, outdoor and indoor shows and more, captured in images at Local Spins — from Tiny Desk Concert winner Gaelynn Lea to regional fave Joshua Davis. Browse the galleries at Local Spins.