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: SoundIsRed “Party Bus”


SoundIsRed Party Bus Grand Rapids, Mich. On its second release this year, live electronica outfit SoudIsRed shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Party Bus revs up the energy of previous release, Ready To Burn, by peeling out, right Continue reading