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10:40 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Local band blurs the lines between funk, rock, jam and punk

From left to right: Bassist Evan Kincaid, drummer Matt Curtis, and guitarist Jason Curtis. Keyboard player Chris Kauffman is not pictured.
Credit Pleasant Drive

Hear the on-air cut of Pleasant Drive

Kalamazoo band Pleasant Drive will play Friday night at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Band members Jason Curtis and Evan Kincaid describe their music as dynamic. From song to song, you could hear influences from Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, or The White Stripes.

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Local Music
11:57 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Inflatable Best Friend: Fuzzed-out, punk garage rock

From left to right: Bassist Austin McQuater, guitarist Tanner Boerman, and drummer Ian Howell
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Hear from the band

The Kalamazoo band Inflatable Best Friend has just come out with their first album called DMT Bike Ride. Guitarist Tanner Boerman, drummer Ian Howell, and bassist Austin McQuater say the band has come a long way from when they started it in high school. 

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Local Music
10:12 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Jazz couple combines raw lyrics with a storytelling quality

Credit Nich Mueller

Hear the on-air cut of Benje and Ashley Daneman

Kalamazoo Jazz musicians Ashley and Benje Daneman are not afraid to tell a true story. Ashley’s no-nonsense style songwriting combines well with Benje’s interpretive compositions, like in the song Floating On that Benje wrote about an experience he had walking the streets of New York City. 

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Local Music
12:57 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

The Moody Coyotes to perform at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Credit The Moody Coyotes

Hear about The Moody Coyotes

A Kalamazoo band called The Moody Coyotes will play on the evening of January 11 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Their music is a blend of bluegrass, folk, country and American roots.

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Local Music
12:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Southwest Michigan blues band to take part in International Blues Competition

Hear about the Bosco Gee Blues Band

Southwest Michigan’s Bosco Gee Blues Band is headed to the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee next month. 

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