The ‘Year of COVID’ has wiped out months of performances in a 2020 that started with such promise. But before all that, October 2019 rolled out concerts and big events on a nightly basis. Local Spins looks back on a robust week of shows in words, photos and videos.
The well-known bassist and Lowell native who performed with Nathan Kalish, Al & The Black Cats and DangerVille passed away unexpectedly on Monday. Read more about Eric Soules at Local Spins. A memorial celebration will take place in Ionia on Friday.
The old-school rock duo’s latest studio album shot straight to the top of the June chart of most-played local albums on WYCE-FM. See which other albums made last month’s Hot Top 5 and listen to songs by the featured artists.
From Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo to Allegan, West Michigan celebrated the arrival of summer with live music and album-release shows, captured in images at Local Spins. Check out all of the resplendent photo galleries at Local Spins.
From pop to rock to funk to electronic charm, this late May roundup of West Michigan album releases covers the gamut. Check out the reviews and listen to the music at Local Spins — and find out where you can catch these artists performing live.
The rockabilly and raw blues duo performed in-studio for Local Spins on WYCE, which also debuted new tracks by Jack Droppers & The Best Intentions, Zach Vinson, Throwaway, Primer and more. Read the story, watch the in-studio video and listen to the podcast.
On this weekend’s anniversary of “the day the music died,” West Michigan’s rockabilly queen will fire up Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo with influential, vintage rock gems from Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Read about the upcoming show, check out some classic videos.
This week’s concert docket also features The Crane Wives, Josh Powell, Max Lockwood, Ty Zhang, Dan Rickabus, Mike Stud, How to Live Together, Bermudas and a pair of special tribute shows. Plus, win tickets to see Lindsay Beaver and Hank Mowery at Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill.
For this year’s Halloween roster of haunting songs, Local Spins turned to Tip Top Deluxe co-owner — and vintage horror devotee — Ted Smith to create a scary-soundtrack for the creepy holiday. Ogle the vidoes, listen to the playlist on Spotify.
The rambunctious blues and rockabilly duo brings its fiery music to River City for a blistering in-studio session and interview. Get the back story about the band, listen to the podcast, watch the video and browse the photo gallery.
Sunday’s sold-out show brought serious fun, top-notch musicianship and rock revelry to the amphitheather, led by Grammy-winning guitarist Brian Setzer and his band, with Grand Rapids’ own wild duo opening. Read the review and check out the photos from this weekend-closing affair.
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