The six-act festival outside Studio Park started in the rain Saturday but ended with sun-splashed, audience-inspiring sets by Full Cord, Public Access and The Accidentals to put an upbeat cap on a week-long commemoration of Local Spins’ 10th anniversary. The recap of festival highlights, with photos and video.
The guitar-driven, instrumental rock super-group Public Access fires up Local Spins Fest outside Studio Park on Saturday. Writer Enrique Olmos delves into the singular musical magic created by Steve Leaf and this unusual Michigan ensemble. Plus, get more details about Saturday’s celebration in downtown Grand Rapids.
Singer-songwriter Eric Engblade plays a special edition of “Songtellers” at Listening Room next week. Today, he reveals the albums that most shaped his own career as a musician. Listen to songs from all of the albums, including tracks by Engblade, and see how you can win tickets to that “Songtellers” concert.