Tag Archives: Grand Rapids

House Party Folk Band Bennett Takes the Show

When a Badger Senator hits the road, it’s mostly a blur of caviar and fart jokes—good art comes with a particular smell, you know? But this time around, we decided…

The Waxies Play The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI

The Irish Punk Rock scene is built on an homage to simpler times and  working class hardships. Even as this escapism isn’t truthfully applicable to many of today’s Gen Y…

The Pistolbrides Play the Festival of the Arts

There’s a new age rock genre in the making, and it’s not often that it works out for the best. They produce classically great jams with understated melodies and a…

Old Crow Medicine Show

Corn liquor and blow aside, the hard rockin’ hill folk charm of the Old Crow Medicine Show has been chuggin’ along for 10 years strong.  Thanks to a top 40…

Ejection Seat Play the Festival of the Arts

We continue our coverage of the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts with one of the worst bands I’ve ever almost paid to see!  Okay, sure, the show was free,…

The Jet Beats Play the Festival of the Arts

Ahh.. the summer festival: a sea of red neck, tube top-muffins and old guy 80s cover bands.  Naturally, Grand Rapids’ annual Festival of the Arts is much of the same….

The Crane Wives Play Beer City U.S.A.!

The world of fantastically poppy folk rockers is an ever growing arena of jam band-os and corporate mock-ups. Whether it’s organic—like the Lumineers—or a really good fake—in the case of…