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Letter from the Editor


This here magazine was started twenty- some years ago as Music Revue, so it shouldn’t have surprised us that last summer’s first-ever Music Issue was one of the most popular issues of 2010. The point of the issue was pretty simple: We wanted to share our favorite West Michigan artists with our readers.


This year, we’re doing even more sharing that will benefit you, dear reader. On page 37, you’ll find a music sampler of the West Michigan musicians featured in this month’s issue. Yeah, we know, it’s a giant rip off of what Paste used to do, but rip off or not, people love free s**t. Many of the tunes are unreleased tracks from local artists; others are the artists’ personal favorites. My personal favorites are “To Wrestle” by Brie Stoner and “Fantastic Magic” by Alexis, but they’re all great and, did we mention, free.


We also discovered something Jamie Linari has known for years: country music is hot. Our longtime country music writer talked to


local musicians, radio deejays and promoters about the local country scene, which is starting to heat up with talents like Kari Lynch and Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys.


We also find out that all ages shows are hot as well, thanks to reporting by music man Justin Stover. In his story, Stover finds out why bands and venues are choosing the all- inclusive show approach and even talks to punk staple and all-ages fan Ian MacKaye, who has fronted legendary punk bands such as Fugazi and Minor Threat.


Needless to say, we’re excited about this issue. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Rock on.


WEST MICHIGAN’S ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE


EDITORIAL Publisher Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Managing Editor Lindsay Patton-Carson / lindsay@revuewm.com


DESIGN Creative Director/Design Kim Kibby / kim@revuewm.com Ad Design Emilee Pike / epike05@revuewm.com


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Melissa Black Ryan Cappelletti Lydia Clowney Ben Darcie


Steven de Polo Charlsie Dewey Stad DiPonzi Meaghan Igel


Kelli Kolakowski


Audria Larsen Jamie Linari Nick Manes


Samara Napolitan Matthew Russell David Smith Justin Stover Rich Tupica


Kevin VanAntwerpen


CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ryan Pavlovich, Steven de Polo, Jim Gebben


LISTINGS schedule@revuewm.com


REVUE MINIONS Garrett Dennert Cat Dugan


Lindsay Patton-Carson Managing Editor lindsay@revuewm.com


Robby Hartley Meaghan Igel


Rachel MacDonald


SALES / 616.608.6170 / sales@revuewm.com Matt Lang / mlang@revuewm.com Molly Rizor / molly@revuewm.com


Meghan McAfee Mallory McKnight Matthew Sullivan Scotty Vernon


ADVERTISING INDEX


25 Kitchen & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Above & Beyond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Amway Hotel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Arcadia Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Arts Council of Greater GR. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Barfly Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 25 Bell’s/Paw Paw Distributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Billy’s Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Blue Cap Promotions. . . . . . . . . . . . . .51, 64 Blue Chip Casino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 BOB’s Brewery/Gilmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bombay Cuisine/Queen’s Pub . . . . . . .20, 56 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Celebration Cinema. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Cherie Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Common Ground Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Community Advocates/Ribfest . . . . . . . . . 88 The Cultivation Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Danish Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dog Story Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Downtown Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Downtown Battle Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Dr. Grins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66


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Eco Trek Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Erb Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Ferris State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 GR Public Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 GRAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Grand Haven Coast Guard Fest . . . . . . . . . 27 Grand Rapids Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Grand Woods Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 GROWCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Horizen Hydroponics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Hoxeyville Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 The Intersection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 John Ball Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Koegel Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Lemon Creek Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 LIVE NATION: Motley Crue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Lowell Area C of C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Meijer Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Millenium/Central City Tap . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Moxie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 MSHDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 The Muze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 New Holland Brewing Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58


O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply. . . . . . . . . . 21 The Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 OTBADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Porterhouse Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Pyramid Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 River City Improv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Saugatuck Brewing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Saugatuck Venetian Festival. . . . . . . . . . . 28 Schmohz Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Schuler Books & Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 The Score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Sight Optical Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Soaring Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Splash of Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Sprout Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 87 The Strutt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Super Happy Funtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Tip Top Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Twisted Rooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 UV Vodka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Val Du Lakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 West Side Beer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 The Yoga Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Zoo City Grower Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89


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ON THE COVER: Stepdad out standing in their field, shot by Ryan Pavlovich (See The Music Issue on pg. 33)


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