The week also saw release shows by Public Access and 78 RPM, plus Luke Winslow King, That Beatles Thing, Jesse Ray, Rostam and more. Ogle all the photos and videos from the busy week.
Friday night’s Jammie Awards at The Intersection may have dominated the attention of local and regional bands (see full Local Spins coverage here), but that wasn’t even close to being this week’s only big show in West Michigan.
Indeed, jam-packed concerts were everywhere.
Industrial metal/shock rocker Marilyn Manson filled up 20 Monroe Live on Wednesday with the usual bizarro stage show, electronic music’s Ganja White Night pumped up a young crowd for a sold-out affair at The Intersection on Thursday, country stars Luke Combs and Ashley McBryde drew thousands of enthused fans to DeltaPlex Arena on Friday (the same night that another Luke, Luke Winslow King, sold out the Music at the Museum series in Grand Haven along with 10 String Symphony), and hometown heroes The Verve Pipe returned to 20 Monroe Live, attracting 1,700-plus devotees who sang along all night to classics such as “The Freshmen.”
But that wasn’t all.
Release shows starring Grand Rapids bands 78 RPM at The Pyramid Scheme and Public Access at Wealthy Theatre brought out the troops, too. Instrumental rock super-group Public Access’ album-release for its sophomore album, “Unlimited,” was a colorful, full-production spectacle on Saturday, with as many as 14 musicians on stage at one time, all clad in coveralls and sunglasses with TV stage props and an elaborate video backdrop. Check out photos and video highlights below.
Other highlights for the week included:
Michigan-bred rapper NF kicking off the week with a sold-out show at 20 Monroe Live followed by a sold-out Pyramid Scheme show on Tuesday with Hippo Campus;
Grand Rapids’ own That Beatles Thing making its Local Spins Wednesdays debut as part of “Tribute Month” at SpeakEZ Lounge (regaling a full house with intricately arranged Fab Four classics all evening long);
Rostam playing an intimate seated show Friday at Calvin College’s Ladies Literary Club;
Jesse Ray & The Carolina Catfish revving up the rockabilly/blues machine at the Union in Kalamazoo on Saturday, the same night that rock’s Conrad Shock + The Noise brought their distinctive musical attack to Louie’s Trophy House.
Check out all of the images here, with some videos below.
PHOTOS (7 Galleries)
PHOTO GALLERY: NF, Nightly at 20 Monroe Live (Monday)
Photos by Jamie Geysbeek
PHOTO GALLERY: Hippo Campus at The Pyramid Scheme (Tuesday)
Photos by Ricky Olmos
PHOTO GALLERY: Marilyn Manson, Amazonica at 20 Monroe Live (Wednesday)
Photos by Anthony Norkus, Anna Sink