Local Music Beat

Black and white photo of Michigan folk band The Wild Honey Collective.

Tommy Plural of GTG Records Talks GTG Fest, Michigan Music + More

Local Music Beat: Tommy Plural of Lansing, Michigan-based GTG Records discusses what it’s like running an independent record label, what’s in store for GTG Fest and more in this edition of the column.
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Posted 21 Oct 2021 | Alternative, Local Music Beat, Music, Rock News | -
A photo of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, metal band Nagazi standing against a brick wall.

Mount Pleasant, Michigan Band Nagazi Talks New EP, Michigan Metal and More

Local Music Beat: Members of Mount Pleasant, Michigan metal band Nagazi discuss the band’s new EP, their love for performing live, Michigan music and more in this edition of the column.
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Posted 07 Oct 2021 | Local Music Beat, Metal, Music, Rock News | -
Black and white photo of Detroit and Chicago-based rock duo Vandalay.

Detroit and Chicago-Based Vandalay Discuss First Show Back Since 2020, New Album + More

Local Music Beat: Jake Greenwood of Midwest rock duo Vandalay discusses the thrill of returning to the stage and more in this edition of the column.
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Posted 30 Sep 2021 | Alternative, Local Music Beat, Music, Rock News | -
Lansing, Michigan, band Harborcoat stands for a press photo outside.

Matthew Carlson of Lansing Band Harborcoat Talks New Album and Loving Michigan Music

Local Music Beat: Matthew Carlson of Lansing, Michigan’s Harborcoat talks about the band’s new album, “Joy is Elusive,” and Michigan music in this edition of the column.
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Posted 23 Sep 2021 | Alternative, Local Music Beat, Music, Rock News | -
Photo of Detroit metal band S.N.A.F.U.

Scott Curnow of Detroit’s S.N.A.F.U. Talks New Album + the Strength of Michigan Metal

Local Music Beat: Scott Curnow of Detroit’s S.N.A.F.U. discusses the band’s new album and his favorite independent metal bands in this edition of the column.
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Posted 16 Sep 2021 | Local Music Beat, Metal, Music, Rock News | -
Press photo of the metal band Signs of the Swarm.

Nate Wittock of Detroit’s Rust Fest Discusses the Metal Festival’s Debut

Local Music Beat: Rust Fest owner Nate Wittock talks about the Detroit music festival’s 2021 debut in this edition of the column.
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Posted 08 Sep 2021 | Local Music Beat, Metal, Music, Rock News | -
Detroit metal band Centenary posting in an abandoned building.

Jim Albrecht of Detroit’s Centenary Talks New Album, Michigan Metal + More

Local Music Beat: Jim Albrecht of Detroit’s Centenary discusses the band’s new album and the Michigan metal scene in this edition of the column.
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Posted 03 Sep 2021 | Local Music Beat, Metal, Music, Rock News | -
Billy Strings, "Home" album cover. The album won Best Bluegrass Album at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Michigan Guitarist Billy Strings and Producer Glenn Brown Win Grammy for ‘Home’

Local Music Beat: Michigan’s┬áBilly Strings scores his first Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.
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Posted 15 Mar 2021 | Alternative, Local Music Beat, Music, Rock, Rock News | -
Sammy Boller recently released his debut instrumental album, "Kingdom of the Sun."

Sammy Boller Discusses Going Instrumental on ‘Kingdom of the Sun’

Detroit guitarist and songwriter Sammy Boller discusses his new, instrumental album, “Kingdom of the Sun,” and what it was like to record an entire album without vocals.
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Posted 06 Oct 2020 | Local Music Beat, Music, Rock, Rock News | -

Michigan Metal Band Summer Dying Reuniting to Honor Late Band Member

Metal group Summer Dying is playing its reuniting for a good cause.
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Posted 15 Apr 2017 | Local Music Beat, Metal, Music, Rock News | -
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