The West Michigan music week that was welcomed indie-folk, blues, hip hop, electronic music, rock and more to indoor and outdoor stages, including the Blue Bridge over the Grand River. Images at Local Spins.
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Touring behind the Washington indie-folk band’s latest album, “Living Mirage,” The Head and The Heart made a Grand Rapids tour stop at 20 Monroe Live on Wednesday — a full month before Detroit fans get a chance to catch the band at The Fillmore in October.
Virginia indie-rock/emo/pop punk’s Turnover, meanwhile, swung by The Pyramid Scheme on its U.S. tour Thursday, with Young Guv and Vagabonds also on the bill. Turnover’s set kicked off with “Hello Euphoria,” which appropriately matched the resulting fan passion and energy the rest of the night (including a crowd-surfing mosh pit).
On Friday, Michigan blues-rock fave Laith Al-Saadi (of “The Voice” fame) revved up the outdoor Beer Garden at Old Dog Tavern in Kalamazoo. Not far away, Kalamazoo’s Temporary Arrangement celebrated release of its fetching new album, “Solid Gold,” at Shakespeare’s Lower Level.
Saturday night boasted two shows in much different venues: While Colorado’s EOTO lit up Elevation inside Grand Rapids’ The Intersection, Baltimore composer and electronic music artist Dan Deacon (plus DJ ILL One, Cody Vizcarra and Lady Ace Boogie) packed the well-lit pedestrian Blue Bridge over the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids as part of an unusual performance that’s part of ArtPrize’s Project 1.
And the final weekend of outdoor shows at the Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden in Kalamazoo featured Langhorne Slim and Grand Rapids’ own The Soods on Saturday night.
Plus, check out a separate Local Spins recap, photo gallery and video from Saturday’s Perrin Brewing Backyard Bash: Perrin Brewing revels in diverse music, sunshine, full moon for anniversary bash
PHOTO GALLERY: The Head and The Heart at 20 Monroe Live
Photos by Jamie Geysbeek
PHOTO GALLERY: Turnover, Young Guv at The Pyramid Scheme
Photos by Katy Batdorff
PHOTO GALLERY: Laith Al-Saadi at Old Dog Tavern (Kalamazoo)
Photos by Derek Ketchum