Grand Rapids

UTG PHOTOS: Goldfish in Grand Rapids, MI (04/10/16)

On April 10, the multi-talented duo Goldfish made a stop at The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI for an EDM performance unlike anything I have experienced so far. With local supporting acts Vantage and Stay At Home Dabs, I’m starting to wonder why anyone in Grand Rapids even bothers going out to the bars with […]

UTG PHOTOS: Asking Alexandria in Grand Rapids, MI (03/09/16)

Asking Alexandria made a midweek stop at The Intersection with supporting acts Seraphim, The Broken Scene and Elan Vital. This show may have fallen in the middle of the week but the Grand Rapids music scene forever remains loyal and showed up with a lot of anticipation and energy. Following one of our first nice Spring […]

UTG PHOTOS: Snails with Must Die! in Grand Rapids, MI (03/05/16)

Snails came trailing through The Intersection on March 5 for the Enter Slugz City Tour and we were fortunate enough to receive a last-second call to cover the show. After one of the most anxious, hour-and-a-half drives of my life, I arrived at the venue shortly after Grimebag stepped off stage. Must Die! had already […]

UTG PHOTOS: Mija in Grand Rapids, MI (2/25/16)

On February 25, Mija phased through The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI with VANTAGE and Attak in a blur of lasers, smoke and bass. The venue was packed before the show even began; everyone came to party. Equipped with glowing everything, the crowd was happy to show me why they believed Mija to be one […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Funk Volume Tour in Grand Rapids, MI (10/6/15)

Caution! The Funk Volume Tour is coming to a city near you. On October 6 the Funk Volume Tour stormed through The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI with a powerful message and an impressive crowd for a Tuesday night. This was the first time I had been able to catch almost all of the Funk Volume […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Fronzilla, Palisades & More in Grand Rapids, MI (9/28/15)

On September 28, Fronzilla rolled through The Stache in Grand Rapids, MI alongside It Lives, It Breathes, Whitney Peyton, and Palisades to support his debut rap album, Party People’s Anthem, available now through Razor & Tie Records. The mysterious “Stache” has become an ongoing topic of conversation for newcomers each time I visit The Intersection. […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Pop Evil CD Release Show in Grand Rapids, MI (8/21/15)

­­On August 21, in one of the wildest release shows in Grand Rapids history, superstars Pop Evil returned to The Intersection with an entourage of media coverage to support the release of their new album Up, available now through eOne Music. Mayor George Hartwell declared it ‘Pop Evil Day’ for the city and a handful […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Fine Fine Titans Tour Blog #2

Grand Rapids, Michigan hard rock outfit Fine Fine Titans have quickly become one of the most talked about unsigned bands of 2014. Between their recently released Omega EP, as well as many performances across our great nation, this group has everything going for them and show no signs of slowing their climb to the top […]

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Ray LaMontagne Stops Concert While Couple Continues Talking In The Front Row, Refuses To Resume Until They Leave

The number one unwritten rule of attending any live performance is making sure you show the person/group performing a little respect. Put down your phone, stop talking amongst yourselves, and become one with the event taking place all around you. Simple, right? Not for one West Michigan couple. Last night, Ray LaMontagne took his summer […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots, Robert DeLong & Sirah (10/24/13)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas, attended the Twenty One Pilots show featuring Robert DeLong and Sirah at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI on October 24, 2013. When I arrived to The Intersection, I could tell that this was going to be one of the best shows I’ve seen. I had the chance to […]

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REVIEW: Pop Evil – Onyx

Aritst: Pop Evil Album: Onyx Label: eOne Genre: Rock In the twelve years since their inception, Michigan’s Pop Evil have undergone their fair share of changes. Members, style, labels, you name it and there is a decent change the group has made some kind of tweak in the last decade. This is not a complaint, […]

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LaughFest Individual Tickets Go On Sale Friday

Individual tickets for Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s only community-wide festival of laughter, go on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com (search LaughFest), by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Van Andel Arena or DeVos Place box offices. LaughFest is the largest comedy festival in Michigan and has developed […]