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With such a saturated market in today’s world of EDM, a truly unique act is something of a spectacle.
After celebrating its two-year anniversary in January, the Grand Rapids Soul Club continues to find unique ways of bringing the funk to West Michigan.
Founded by local DJs Josh Breuer, Andrew Christopoulos and Mike Saunders, the GRSC gathers on the fourth Friday of each month ? typically, at The Pyramid Scheme or Billy’s Lounge ? to highlight rare funk and soul via turntables and crates.
While Lakers have likely spent the last few days struggling to stay awake during their fellow classmates’ final presentations, there’s one last schoolboy set to present this week whose subject matter might be a bit more provocative. APR 16
Chamber music, due to the intimacy experienced among its performers, has been described as “the
music of friends.” This week, that friendship will extend beyond the members of Grand Valley State
University’s chamber groups to include other student musicians. APR 9
According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, another American is sexually assaulted every two minutes. APR 2
While it might seem that a pow wow is simply a celebration of Native American culture and spirituality, it is actually an opportunity to come together as a people — a celebration of all walks of life. APR 2
Compared to a typical Friday night, a Tuesday evening in downtown Grand Rapids can seem quite uneventful. MAR 27
The French language is often recognized as one of the most beautiful spoken languages worldwide. Literature-loving Lakers who are fluent in the language of love have the opportunity to attend a series of events that involve both French and poetry. Kama Sywor Kamanda, an award-winning Congolese French language poet and writer, will be visiting Grand Valley State University later this month for a number of events that focus on his life and work. MAR 19
In January, the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery unveiled “The History of Space Photography,” which features 50 noteworthy images taken during the last 50 years of space exploration. While this exhibit, located in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus, provides visitors with an astounding visual experience in itself, a group of students has worked to further enhance the gallery by adding a musical element to the mix. MAR 12
In 2003, The Intersection relocated from 1520 Wealthy St. to its current location, leaving its old neighbor, Mulligan’s Pub, with a going-away gift: a vacant room that housed a stage outfitted for live performances. FEB 26
With electronic dance music now firmly planted in mainstream music and music festivals alike, it’s not often that an artist within the genre can claim to produce a truly unique sound. FEB 19
In the midst of the 40-stop Winter Blackout Tour, The Expendables — a reggae rock band out of Santa Cruz, Cali. — stopped by The Intersection on Feb. 6 to share good vibes. Touring with fellow reggae artists Seedless and Stick Figure, bass lines certainly weren’t the only thick and heavy things that the front room stage, The Stache, was filled with. FEB 12
Although the popularity of soul music may have died down since the ’60s, it continues to shine through DJs Josh Breuer, Andrew Christopoulos and Mike Saunders, who represent the heart and, well, soul of the Grand Rapids Soul Club. JAN 29
When an entire music library can be stored on a device smaller than a stick of chewing gum, it seems unlikely to find a DJ combing through rows of milk crates resembling a section of a record store on stage during a performance. Unless, of course, that DJ was one of the hosts of “Run That Sh!t” — an all-vinyl rap takeover hosted by The Pyramid Scheme on Jan. 15. JAN 22
While Michigan music festivals have certainly been on the rise in recent years, organizers would be hard-pressed to draw an audience during the cold winter months. JAN 15
Entertainment, while a major attraction in downtown Grand Rapids, is not as prevalent early in the week as it is on the weekend. However, if you find yourself inside Stella’s Backroom Bar on a Monday night, there are just four rules: JAN 8