Keeping the spotlight on talented West Michigan bands: That’s been a mission of mine since becoming a lead music critic and entertainment writer for the Grand Rapids Press more than 13 years ago. Local Spins reviews and features — as well as annual Local Spins of the Year awards — have focused attention on a host of important and eclectic Grand Rapids area bands and artists, including Drew Nelson, Ralston Bowles, Bless You Boys and most recently The Crane Wives and The Fuzzrites.
Now as a columnist and writer for REVUE Magazine — and for this Spins on Music website — that continues with weekly features on different artists who appear on radio on my Local Spins Live segment at 10 a.m. Wednesdays on News Talk 1340 AM. And look for regular “Local Spins Live” concerts at area venues featuring some of these up-and-coming acts which deserve broader attention. I profile Local Spins artists on Thursdays, with exclusive video performances on this site, and highlight weekly “Under-the-Radar” concert offerings in the Grand Rapids area.
Local artists and bands should send new recordings/CDs to: John Sinkevics, 7491 Las Palmas Drive NE, Rockford MI 49341, along with updates on upcoming gigs and projects. And follow me on Twitter @johnsink.
Also, artists and bands seeking a professionally written bio can email me for information at [email protected]