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Breaking Benjamin please crowd in return to Grand Rapids

June 1st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Features

Breaking Benjamin please crowd in return to Grand Rapids

Written By Nathan Holt Photo By Nathan Holt The Breaking Benjamin show at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan sold out very quickly. It’s hard to believe that most fans were unsure of the band’s fate after a brief hiatus a few years ago. When there were a few sightings of lead singer Benjamin […]


Crosses Preview New Material at Michigan Tour Stop

January 14th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Features

Crosses Preview New Material at Michigan Tour Stop

Written and Photo By Ashley Zlatopolsky Crosses made their Michigan debut at Pontiac’s Crofoot Ballroom, one of only four stops on a weeklong tour. Other cities on the run include St. Louis, MO, Nashville, TN and Chicago, IL. Fronted by Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno, Crosses is a mellower side project that embraces a softer version […]


MO Pop Music Festival Is Just Plain Good For The Soul

August 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

MO Pop Music Festival Is Just Plain Good For The Soul

Written By Jessica McNinch Photo By Nate Michayluk Arriving at Freedom Hill Amphitheater for the Mo Pop festival, I was immediately pleased that our rainy Michigan summer seemed to be granting us a welcome reprieve. Attending outdoor festivals during the summer literally helps some of us get through the long winters. This festival had so […]


Backroads With Phyllis: Episode 12: Captain Ivory

August 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Backroads With Phyllis: Episode 12: Captain Ivory

Written by Mel Says The World Wide Web is a place of infinite opportunities for musicians if they can figure out a way to break through all of the “Listen to my band” clutter that floods every avenue of social media each day. Whether by luck or strategy, Captain Ivory were able to catch our […]


Henry Rollins The Not So Angry Man

April 2nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Henry Rollins The Not So Angry Man

Bub Smith of Schwegweb had a chance to sit down with the Henry Rollins and here is what came of it. Intense! Schwegweb: In 2010 you had the “]privilege”] to visit North Korea… Henry Rollins: Yeah, Well it wasn’t exactly a “]privilege”]. It was a very, very difficult visa to get. It took three years to get […]


Backroads With Phyllis: Episode 11: Search The City

April 1st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Backroads With Phyllis: Episode 11: Search The City

Search The City Is Back To Remind Us Of Detroit’s Secrets Written by Mel Says & Nathan Ryall Everyone knows that empty feeling that anchors itself in the pit of your stomach when a band that holds a special place in your heart and has probably gotten you through some tough times, has decided to […]


Backroads With Phyllis: Episode 10: Child Bite

March 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Backroads With Phyllis: Episode 10: Child Bite

We Really Hit Our Teenage Angst in Our Late 30’s; An Alleyway Chat with Sean & Shawn Of Child Bite Written by Nathan Ryall & Mel Says If the heavy melodic rock band Mastodon were a 6-foot-3 piece of Rock & Roll man meat, punk rock sensations The Dead Kennedy’s were a sexy little red head with rockin’ tits, […]


Backroads With Phyllis: Episode Nine: Flint Eastwood

March 14th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Backroads With Phyllis: Episode Nine: Flint Eastwood

Flint Eastwood Gets Their Bolo Tie On at The Loving Touch Written By Mel Says & Nathan Ryall BackRoads with Phyllis just spent the weekend partying at The Loving Touch in Ferndale with some of Michigan’s more notable bands from both sides of the mitten. Fresh off of a Friday night hardcore show at the […]


Backroads With Phyllis: Episode Eight: The Hounds Below

March 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Backroads With Phyllis: Episode Eight: The Hounds Below

A Bathroom Quickie With Jason Stollsteimer Of The Hounds Below Written by Mel Says and Nathan Ryall “The first thing I do when I get to a venue, like five hours before we play when nobody is there, is just go in the women’s bathroom and sit on the couch,” Stollsteimer says as we are […]


Scott Weiland Just Wants To Rock ‘N’ Roll

March 3rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Scott Weiland Just Wants To Rock 'N' Roll

Written By Nathan Holt Photo By Nathan Holt This past week has been an odd one for singer Scott Weiland, mainly about his questionable removal as the singer of Stone Temple Pilots. However, this still is up in the air according to the frontman. He didn’t touch on the subject during his sold-out performance on […]


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