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Local Spins: The Lapdogs and Great Black Night

November 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SpeakEZ is proud to partner with Local Spins to bring a diverse blend of music to our stage every Wednesday evening!  This series features a wide array of the best musicians in the West Michigan area in a casual, acoustic setting.  There is never a cover charge and every Wednesday features $3 select Michigan Draft Beers! (Ages 21+ after 9pm)

Artist: The Lapdogs and Great Black Night

A few years back, Nick and Stef began playing as an acoustic duo. Mostly covers. They played in Potbelly Restaurants around Grand Rapids and at the Tea Café in Saugatuck in the summertime. The duo made a few recordings but quickly saw the need to fill in parts with other members. Todd and Heather were brought on board to help with live play – drums, percussion, keys – but now the four work together as a team in all aspects. LAPDOGS has approached their writing so far from an acoustic perspective: acoustic guitars, accordion, banjo, etc. As the band evolves they find new ways to create sound – choosing the best sounds for the right time and the right song, not limiting themselves to any sort of instrument or structure. Their most recent EP “You Live There” is a perfect example of what happens when electricity is thrown into their acoustic mix.

Great Black Night is a Shoegaze band from Grand Rapids, MI. Piercing guitars, driving rhythms, tender vocals, and a spirit of solidarity sum up the Great Black Night experience. Great Black Night aim to give you the night of your lives. They are your band. They sing songs for you and with you. Look up and gaze. The Great Black Night is a wondrous place.


November 8, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm