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Lou Shields and the high science of low fidelity


Another aspect of Lou Shields’ music that is notable is his combination of primitive percussion and loose sense of timing or phrasing. The harshness of the slide bottle clashing on guitar strings, a kick drum pedal pounding heartbeat rhythms on a 5 gallon bucket, broken skateboard decks stacked with rusty license plates and bolted on bottlecaps. Its the sound of an old Model T falling apart as it winds down a mountain road. A lineman’s tool belt falling off a ladder. The jailer’s keys striking the tumblers on the cell door locks. Continue reading

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Opening reception for “Ancestral Art” Indigenous Voices, An Artists’ Benefit for Haitian Peasant Groups.


On Friday, March 8, 2013, West Michigan Center for Peacebuilding will host the opening reception for “Ancestral Art” Indigenous Voices, An Artist Benefit for Haitian Peasant Groups. Continue reading

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Remnants of Route 66; the Collage Art of Jewly Warren


The collage art of Jewly Warren depicts 50’s pop culture in an absurd mashup of surrealist slapstick americana Continue reading

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To All My Dear Friends comes to Grand Rapids


The music of To All My Dear Friends has been something of an obsession for me this past week. I have been exchanging emails with Marc Hennessy, the creative force behind TAMDF, in preparation for his tour stop at Mulligan’s in Grand Rapids on Tuesday June 28, 2011. Hennessy is on a tour of 20 shows across the Midwest and East Coast in support of his newest release Transparent Voyages.

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Unity Magazine’s AMERICAN ROOTS FEST 2011


Unity Magazine recently held their first American Roots Fest at the Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids MI. Unity Magazine is a component of the non-profit 501 C-3, Operations Resources Inc. The American Roots Fest was inspired by Unity Magazine’s mission … Continue reading

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Unity Magazine’s AMERICAN ROOTS FEST


Unity Magazine’s American Roots Festival comes to the Wealthy Theatre on Friday February 25th to celebrate the cultural diversity and wide range of influences that all go into the rich tapestry of music that defines the American musical landscape. Continue reading

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Unity Magazine’s AMERICAN ROOTS FEST @ Wealthy Theatre Friday Feb 25th


AMERICAN ROOTS FEST at the Wealthy Theatre is a new event being produced by Operation Resources Inc, a non-profit org in Grand Rapids. The operate Unity Magazine, of which my recent post was featured in. Their main goals are to promote unity among the different cultures and to offer opportunities for education to young people trying to better their lives
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