local music

Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends
Chuck Whiting

If you want to hear Kalamazoo band Chuck Whiting and His Rowdy Friends, Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum might be your last chance. But Whiting says the group isn’t going away, just the name.

Peering into the Irish session through the windows of London Grill
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Walk into the London Grill in downtown Kalamazoo on a lazy Sunday afternoon and you might forget you’re not in an Irish pub. There’s an old British telephone booth in the corner, pints of beer on almost every table, and the chatter and laughter of familiar faces playing together in an Irish session. 

Ein Prosit at Bell's Brewery in 2008.
Ein Prosit

Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo is having their Oktoberfest on Saturday featuring the German band Ein Prosit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Carrie McFerrin
Lori Jean Owen

Folk-rock artist Carrie McFerrin recently released her new album The Wolves and is setting sail for her first tour.

The Soil and The Sun

The Grand Rapids band The Soil and The Sun will finish out their tour Friday night at 9:30 p.m. at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo. The band was one of NPR’s top picks at South by Southwest music festival last year in Austin, Texas, and recently played Common Ground Music Fest in Grand Rapids.

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