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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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STREAM: Have Mercy Cover Jackson Browne

Have Mercy have released a cover of Jackson Browne‘s “Somebody’s Baby”. The song is the second track off of the Have Mercy / Somos – Split that was released on Tuesday through Hopeless Records and No Sleep Records. Check out the cover below and let us know what you think of the band’s version of the classic song. Have Mercy’s sophomore album, A Place Of Our Own, was released this past October. You can purchase a CD here. The band will be going on their US headlining tour this March with support…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Santino ‘Big Skies’

Nick Santino exhibits a strong sense of musicianship in his debut LP album Big Skies. On the one hand he has a few songs on the album that share the pop-rock sensibility of his former band, A Rocket to the Moon. On the other hand, towards the middle of the album, his arrangement displays more of a country- western sound. Please follow and like us:

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Kings Of Leon Discuss “Rock For Oklahoma” Tornado Victims Concert

Kings of Leon are set to play the benefit concert “Rock For Oklahoma” for victims of the Oklahoma Tornadoes on July 23rd in Oklahoma City. The band will play alongside The Flaming Lips and Jackson Browne as headliners. Built To Spill, Ben Kweller and Grace Potter will also appear on the bill as opening acts. Head below to read two statements from the band. Their upcoming album Mechanical Bull is due out September 24. You can purchase a CD and buy concert tickets here.   Please follow and like us:

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The Flaming Lips To Play Oklahoma Benefit Concert

The Flaming Lips will be joining the likes of Kings of Leon, Built to Spill and Jackson Browne for a concert titled, Rock For Oklahoma, that will be benefiting the victims of the recent tornadoes that struck the Oklahoma City area a few weeks back. Read a statement from Wayne Coyne, frontman for The Flaming Lips, after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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