music

Peggy Brisbane

When an employee finds themselves with idle hands and time to fill while at work, they might read a book, break out a crossword puzzle, or fall prey to Facebook scrolling. But Reverend Robert Jones found a different way to kill time.

Courtesy of the Artist

As colorful and fragrant as her name, Yolonda Lavender's music background is influenced by everything from gospel to hip hop.

courtesy of Starfarm

On a typical weekend in Southwest Michigan, you’re bound to see at least one 80’s cover band. About six bands frequent the area and they never fail to draw a crowd. Lansing-based band Starfarm will play Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo Saturday night at 9:30 p.m.

The Yanks

The brand new band The Yanks features four young American soloists in Irish music. They're making a stop in Kalamazoo on their first midwest tour Sunday, June 16th at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. in the Cooper's Glen Auditorium. From the very beginning, the band has relied on its spontaneity as well as mastery of fiddle, pipes and flute, accordion and guitar.

Matthew Ball aka The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid
Matthew Ball

Matthew Ball, also known as The Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, will play Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Boogie-woogie is a type of blues that came out in the U.S. during the early 20th century.

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