Flashlight Alley: The Art Life Chose Them

Alice and Alicia Menninga at Flashlight Alley

Eastown haunt strives to be more than a typical vintage store You’re trudging down Wealthy Street when suddenly you hear a soft instrumental piano piece as you pass Yesterdog. Well, that can’t be right. You double back and realize it’s Continue reading

Bartertown: Changing the way we eat, work and participate with food in West Michigan

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Bartertown, located at 6 Jefferson Ave. in downtown Grand Rapids, is much more than a restaurant — it’s a social movement. Okay, some of this, yes, is tongue-in-cheek, but much of it is not. There are black and red murals Continue reading

Local Release: Blackgate “Blackgate EP”

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Blackgate Blackgate EP Grand Rapids, Mich. Overwhelming the senses with sheer volume, Blackgate can no longer be contained. Their six-song debut EP delivers hit after hit, like metal icons Iron Maiden or Dragonforce, churning through full-octane shredders while injecting just Continue reading