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LOCAL MUSIC /// West Michigan NOISE! magazine is springing into its second annual NOISE! Convention – a night of eclectic local music. The Kalamazoo-rooted magazine is evolving from last year’s convention, not only with one night of jam-packed music, but two. The first in Kalamazoo at Old Dog Tavern, April 16, the second, April 23 at the MXTP in Grand Rapids. Sponsored by Grain Belt Beer, the Kalamazoo night of music will feature melodies by Their Teeth Will Be Of Lions, Branden Mann and the Reprimand, Scarlet White, Under the Vine and Star Destroyer, while the Grand Rapids event will showcase Charles The Osprey, Simien the Whale, Brena and Three Cents Short. Aside from all the local music Grain Belt Beer will be providing the beer (for those of age) and giving away free swag as well … Kalamazoo rockers The Go Rounds will release their self- titled album on April 15 at The Strutt. The free show will start at 9:30 p.m. and feature special guests Benjamin Riley Band and Old Lights. The album, released on Strutt Records, features 10 new tracks … Salt of the Earth recently announced its Sunday House Concert Series. The April lineup includes Madcat, Kane and Maxwell Street, Joel Mabus, Caim to Caim, Red Tail Ring and Big Dave Steele. Ticket pricing, purchas- ing and reservations can be made by calling (269)-561-7258 … Local musician and drum educator Kevin DePree and photographer Jim Colando are joining forces for a night of electronic music and abstract light imagery.


With all original music, the acoustic and elec- tronic drums, keys, loops, vocals and bass will be combined with costume and stage tricks. While a projection of Colando’s photography will reflect the mood and feel of the music. The event, which takes place April 30, will be held at the Grand Seafood and Oyster Bar in Grand Haven … Get ready for summer by heading out to the lakeshore for Sounds of Saugatuck. Presented by Saugautck Venetian Committee and Convention Visitors Bureau, the April 30 event features an evening of music in Saugatuck’s waterfront community. Participating businesses include Coral Gables, The Butler Restaurant, Wicks Park Bar & Grill, Phil’s Bar & Grill, Sand Bar, The White House, Wally’s, Spectator’s, Toulouse and Checkers.


TV on the Radio


Happy Hookers and Forget The Times. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door.


30 Seconds to Mars Charles the Osprey PHOTO: PAUL CARLSON


TOURING /// Jazz and contemporary pianist/composer Deborrah Wyndham will be performing at the Ionia Theatre on April 2. The 7 p.m. per- formance will be followed by a performance by local musicians Tom & Cherie Hagen. Tickets range from $10-15. Wyndhan will also be at Foundry Hall on Aprill 22. Tickets are $10 or $8 members … HA HA TONKA is coming to Grand Rapids as part of its Death of a Decade Tour. The rock band will be playing at the Intersection on April 5. Tickets are $8 and available online … Get ready for battle; 30 Seconds to Mars will be hitting the Orbit Room with its This is War Tour on April 19. Tickets are online and cost $25 in advance and $28 day of show … Coming from Japan, Acid Mothers Temple will be making a stop in Kalamazoo. The band will be performing at the Strutt April 7 with Shilpa Ray & Her


NATIONAL CD RELEASES /// It’s a fact that we’re all bummed that The White Stripes broke up. I say we soothe our anger with The Kills, an equally cool/ grungy two-person, male-female band, which is releasing its fourth full-length album, Blood Pressures, on April 5. Fun fact: Lead singer Alison Mosshart also fronts The Dead Weather and is part of Jack White’s musician circle … TV on the Radio became the poster band for all things indie when its third al- bum, Dear Science, topped every best-of list in 2008. Bets are on if its April 12 release, Nine Types of Light can do the same for 2011


… Like Charlie Sheen or Steven Tyler, the Foo Fighters only get cooler with age (plus, you can’t dis a band with an original member of Nirvana). On April 12, the band will release Wasting Light, its first album in almost four years.


ART /// The Green Lion Gallery, a new art gallery focused on nontraditional, out-of-the-box art opens April 9. Located at 150 E. Fulton, the gallery will focus on eclectic and unconven- tional art hoping to promote individuality throughout Grand Rapids … Dedicated to


the increasing understanding of 21st century art , Open Concept Gallery, a non-profit gal- lery has announced a new grant award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). Administered by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, the grant will help support the SMart Multimedia Art Festival (SMart Festival), an art exhibit fea-


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