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002 West Michigan Indie- Karisa Wilson

002 West Michigan Indie- Karisa Wilson

On June 2, 2012; James and Shelly Quatrine sat down with Grand Rapids’ own Karisa Wilson at Founders’ Brewing Company.  Along with her cousin Lucas, Karisa put on a special show that evening entitled, “Hike Up Your Knickers: A Family Affair,” to celebrate her new CD, “Stronger.”  The podcast features excerpts from four tracks off the new [...]

June 6, 2012 Q James Quatrine, Podcast Episodes 1

Oberhofer- Time Capsules II

Oberhofer- Time Capsules II

Artist: Oberhofer Album: Time Capsules II Rating: 7.2 By: John Verburg Brad Oberhofer and company are a New York based band that has been kicking around for the last couple of years, releasing a few singles that garnered them some attention in anticipation of their full length release. ‘Time Capsules’ is an ambitious beginning for [...]

June 2, 2012 Q CD Reviews, John Verburg Comments Off on Oberhofer- Time Capsules II

Five Bands That Told the Sophomore Jinx, “Fuck off!”

Five Bands That Told the  Sophomore Jinx, “Fuck off!”

By John Verburg   There is an old adage in rock music…bands have their whole life to make their first record. Well, at least their whole life up until the point of their initial record release. The point of the adage being, the debut record that a band puts out is a labor of love, [...]

June 1, 2012 Q Articles, CD Reviews Comments Off on Five Bands That Told the Sophomore Jinx, “Fuck off!”

Tony makes a case for his favorite sophomore efforts

Tony makes a case for his favorite sophomore efforts

By Tony Maniscalco  After reading Phil’s list of the best sophomore albums of the ’00s, I realized that I should have been more on the ball with putting together my version.  Either our group is a little too incestuous with our music or we’re just really good at finding the very best.  Either way, it [...]

June 1, 2012 Q Articles, CD Reviews, Tony Maniscalco Comments Off on Tony makes a case for his favorite sophomore efforts

Philip’s Favorite Sophomore Albums

Philip’s Favorite Sophomore Albums

By: Philip Moreno   When West Michigan Indie asked me to rank my favorite second albums of the past 12 years I thought, “Should I limit myself to the world of Indie?” Answer: not so much.   ·The Killers- Sam’s Town The follow up to the multi-platinum breakthrough “Hot Fuss”, this Springstein inspired album proved [...]

May 31, 2012 Q Articles, CD Reviews 1