Monday 22nd January 2018,
West Michigan Indie

James Quatrine

#58- Jes Kramer

#58- Jes Kramer

One woman band, Jes Kramer, met up with WMI editor James Quatrine and contributor Scott Powers at Q’s new favorite watering hole Rocky’s Bar & Grill in downtown Grand Rapids. We talked of song-writing, bandcamp, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC), and Grand Rapids in general.  Podcast includes tracks off Jes’ CD ‘Nine’: Lions, Love [...]

November 12, 2013 Q James Quatrine, Podcast Episodes Comments Off on #58- Jes Kramer

#57- Born Ruffians

#57- Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians‘ Luke Lalonde (lead singer/guitarist) and Mitch DeRosier (bassist) sat down with WMI editor James Quatrine before their October 28 show at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids.  We talked about their latest CD ‘Birthmarks,’ the Toronto music scene, songwriting, podcasts, and the origin of cheers traditions (although Q got distracted and never got [...]

November 1, 2013 Q James Quatrine, Podcast Episodes, Uncategorized Comments Off on #57- Born Ruffians

#50- 5iveit

#50- 5iveit

Hip-hop artist Rick Chyme and the 5iveit family invited us to hang out at the fabulous CD listening party for their latest project 5iveit at The Mexicains Sans Frontieres Gallery (the beautiful home/studio of Hugo Claudin).  We met many of the artists that worked on the project including: Rick Chyme, Nixon, Venson Dix & Duke [...]

July 17, 2013 Q James Quatrine, Podcast Episodes Comments Off on #50- 5iveit

#49- Monday At The Meanwhile

#49- Monday At The Meanwhile

What do you get when you randomly show up at Grand Rapids’ hipster central The Meanwhile on a Monday night with microphones and a digital recorder?  A whole lot of awesomeness; that’s what.  We hung out with Mike Saunders from Grand Rapids Soul Club and Chance Jones; talk some art with Reuben Garcia of the [...]

July 11, 2013 Q Chris Kleinman, James Quatrine, Podcast Episodes Comments Off on #49- Monday At The Meanwhile

#47- Willamena

#47- Willamena

Kalamazoo rock band Willamena took some time to sit down with WMI editor, James Quatrine, and Flashing Blue Lights’ guitarist, Jason Roy, before their June 14, 2013 show at The Intersection in Grand Rapids.  Lukas Ross, Chad Hendrickson, Chris Newman, and Ted Mitchell talked about their new CD ‘Lost In The Shadows,’ Chad’s cancer, getting [...]

June 19, 2013 Q James Quatrine, Podcast Episodes 2