local music

courtesy of Maraj

Best known for producing local indie and folk albums, the Double Phelix Collective's hip-hop creation is turning one year old. Maraj is playing Bell's Brewery on New Year's Eve along with The Go Rounds and Kansas Bible Company. Maraj will close out the show at midnight.

Karin and David Code of the duo Norse Code
courtesy of David Code

    

David and Karin Code’s passion for Norwegian folk music began when they went to a dance.

courtesy of Medicinal Groove

Michigan-based band Medicinal Groove will play Friday night at 9:30 p.m. at Shakespeare’s Pub in Kalamazoo with another funk-inspired group called Crime Funk.

On Sunday, Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo will show the silent film Metropolis scored by local band Forget the Times. This is the second live score the group has composed this year after The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari in September.

As you’re adjusting the dial on your radio, it might take you a while to realize the song you’re listening to is religious. If it weren’t for buzzwords like “God” or “holy,” maybe we’d never know. You won't find too many of these words in Darryl Loiacano's new album Those Who Remain. Loiacano says it's a spiritual album, but it's for people of all religions.

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