Friday, March 7th at 9:30pm - a Heavy Psych Garage Rockabilly Freak Out at The Tip Top Deluxe featuring The Boss Mustangs, Dangerville, and 45 Spider (Cleveland, OH).
Only $5 cover which is insane! Be there.
I saw Frontier Ruckus perform a two hour set in someone’s living room for $15 tonight, and if that wasn’t value enough, Fred Thomas opened for them!
This was the second time I’ve seen Fred, and his clever wordplay has me hanging on every lyric. I was on the edge of my seat as he played beautiful, yet tantalizingly-quiet acoustic guitar while running through some new and old songs.
This new Founders video feels a little twee, Pure-Michigan-style, but I share to support Grand Rapids brewers and brewing (not that they need my help).
And please take that stupid fucking “Are you over 21?” prompt off your website. Last time I checked, you didn’t need to be 21 to read about and look at photos of beer.
The wait is over! Here is your first chance to hear the new single from my upcoming album.
New album coming soon
Loving this new track and looking forward to the rest of the album.
I don’t know if he’d thank me for saying so, but Nathan K’s voice reminds me of Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne).
Tegan and Sara announce 2014 tour dates including Meijer Gardens.
I’d be more excited about this if their most recent album hadn’t been such a terrible departure from their usual output, but the quality of their back catalog is such that this should still be a gig worth seeing.
Pickwick - The Doe Bay Sessions .
Killer band. They are playing in Grand Rapids this weekend, actually.
Pickwick supporting Black Joe Lewis at The Pyramid Scheme is another gig I half-committed to attending this past weekend then managed to miss completely. No good reason other than it’s sometimes hard to find the motivation to leave the house during a Michigan winter. I need to stop missing all this amazing music that’s coming to Grand Rapids!
222 Ormbsy || Pittsburgh, PA || 12.27.13
I discovered Foxing too late to catch their Michigan sojourn, but as they’re Midwesterners (St Louis) they’ll hopefully head back this way soon.
Most tracks on their 2014 release “The Albatross" are melodic soundscapes, an obvious exception being the post-hardcore "Bit By a Dead Bee pt. I" with screamo-emo vocals which wouldn’t sound out of place in a La Dispute set.
Listen to Foxing on Bandcamp.
Sapphic @ Mexicains Sans Frontieres, February 21, 2014 Grand Rapids, Michigan
After seeing/hearing this I’m extra disappointed that I bailed on Friday night’s gig. I love the sound of these guys.
New Wave comparisons to are easy to draw - I’m reminded of Echo & The Bunnymen around the time of their 1983 release “Porcupine" - but they’ve clearly evolved a sound of their own.
My Custom Floss Stick Holder compliments any decor while adding a faint “Je ne sais boeuf” to your toothpicks. How much would you pay for this fine bathroom accessory on Etsy?
I don’t have a current phone or email address for my ex, and all attempts to contact her have met with deaf ears. I even tried printing off and snail mailing the renewal notice to her last-known address once: the domain got renewed; the information went unchanged.
I could simply filter the notices to spam, but I feel like that would mean admitting defeat, so I retrieved the password for the account and updated the WhoIs record to the following.
Now, I don’t for one moment expect that she’ll see this, but presumably somebody is re-registering the domain for her (even if they can’t figure out how to make a decent web site), so maybe it’ll have the intended effect.
I don’t want to be a dick, but if this fails, the next stage is to point the DNS at my host and display this message.
What do you think? Is this going too far? Do you have a better suggestion?