Here’s how you know you’ve made it in the music business

Here’s how you know you’ve made it in the music business

You’ve stayed strong for three decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown. Each of your albums has been stronger than your last. You’ve been brought onstage by Bruce Springsteen, because he wanted to play one of your songs. You’ve seen high times and low ones, good days and tragic days, but every night you give 100%, and every morning you wake up still swinging. 

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Vintage Vinyl Revisited -

Vintage Vinyl Revisited -

Noo Yawk City, 1975. The glam rock scene, championed by the likes of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period, T-Rex, Sweet, & local favorites The New York Dolls was essentially over with, but this did nothing to sway the attitude and game plan of four young men, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley, who were ultimately tunnel-visioned on a mission to create the band that they never saw on stage. 

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Old Crow

  Old Crow

Old Crow Medicine Show now have four studio albums to their name, three of which were released by Nettwerk Records - O.C.M.S and Big Iron World produced by David Rawlings, and Tennessee Pusher produced by Don Was. On their newest album, Carry Me Back, Old Crow continue to craft classic American roots music while pushing themselves in new directions. Carry Me Back, released by ATO Records and produced by Ted Hutt, represents a new stretch of road in the timeless journey of a rambling string band.

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MODOC

MODOC

The four members of MODOC (Clint Culberson on vocals/guitars, Kyle Addison on lead guitars/vocals, Caleb Crockett on bass/vocals and John Carlson on drums/vocals) first met through the regional music scene at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Culberson, who had previously lived in a nearby, one stop light town called Modoc, suggested the name during a band brainstorming session. The moniker was unique, direct and memorable. And it somehow fit perfectly.

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SMASH MUSIC CORNER

SMASH MUSIC CORNER

Metalcore/deathcore veterans Emmure return to the scene with their sixth record in seven years. In the past there has been no shortage of controversy surrounding this band and more particularly their lead singer Frankie Palmeri. From his choice of lyrics to his song titles or even how he handles himself publicly he takes an abundance of criticism from all facets of the industry. While I don't personally condone his approach on a number of topics I find it ironic that an industry that claims to embrace and promote creativity, individualism and self expression seems to malign those who choose to do so.

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Block Party, Beginning of Summer Bash

Block Party, Beginning of Summer Bash

The Downtown Block Party is the driving force to ignite our summer season and creates an energetic, entertaining and engaging atmosphere for those in the greater Kalamazoo area and beyond. It’s an opportunity for the community to shake off the winter doldrums and welcome the coming summer season. And if the past is any indication, our audience comes out in droves to enjoy the weather and have a little fun.

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Operation Rock Fest, 21 Band Salute!

Operation Rock Fest, 21 Band Salute!

Operation RockFest was created as a tribute to the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have written a blank check with their lives to provide us with the freedom that we enjoy every day. In support of Luke’s Wings, Operation RockFest is bringing together 21 of the best national and regional bands for a 21 band salute to our wounded veterans and the families that deserve to be with them during their time of recovery. 

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