Community Music Cities Series 

Music Cities: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Michigan is no stranger to music. Hitsville USA a.k.a. Motown was founded in Detroit. Plenty of Michigan rockers came from the mitten state: Alice Cooper, Bob Seger, Diana Ross (The Supremes) Glen Frey (The Eagles), Iggy Pop, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Jack White, Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Grand Funk Railroad, The Romantics, Mike Posner, Sufjan Stevens, and the list goes on… While Detroit Rock City gets plenty of high praises for its music (thanks for the 1979 shout-out, KISS), a Western Michigan city is also making a way onto the…

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WATCH: The Weeknd Brings Kanye West Out During His Coachella Set

There’s nothing like having a guest artist come out at a concert. Last summer I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see Billy Joel, and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Gavin DeGraw was opening for him, though he wasn’t featured on the lineup. Then, I was even more surprised when Adam Levine of Maroon 5, came out from backstage and sang a duet of “You May Be Right” with Joel. (I was more focused on Adam Levine’s hair than his vocals though. This was when he went…

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Alternative Indie Interviews News Pop Singer/Songwriter 


I recently got a chance to sit down, or rather, stand in a parking lot and talk with up and coming singer/songwriter, Mikey Wax. There was no green room so were were standing next to his lovely new minivan at Velo Cult which can only be described as the most Portland, Oregon place on the planet. It’s a bike shop and a pub. Told you it’s so very Portland. We discussed his first headlining tour and of course his music. Take a look at the conversation below! You can purchase…

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The Ivory (Alesana’s Shane Crump) Debuts New Song

Shane Crump may only be known to most as the bassist for metalcore band Alesana. However it would not be a surprise if he soon became a household name after the release of his debut single under the moniker of The Ivory. The soulful piano infused rock song is reminiscent of pop rock singer Gavin Degraw. The Ivory’s debut EP Gloom is slated for release this summer. Listen to the debut track and read the explanation of Crump’s inspiration behind it below. You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here Please follow and…

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Indie News Rock 

Andrew McMahon (Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate) To Tour With Matt Nathanson, Gavin Degraw

Fans of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin can rejoice. Andrew McMahon will be on the road again. He will be joining Matt Nathanson, Gavin Degraw and Mary Lambert. Tickets for the dates go on sale March 21 at 10 A.M. local time unless otherwise noted. McMahon and Lambert will only be appearing on select dates. Check out a tweet from McMahon after the jump as well as the tour dates. Purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here! Please follow and like us:

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