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Local Spins Live: Joshua Powell wsg Brother Elsey

September 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Local Spins Wednesdays series is proud to present the SpeakEZ Lounge debut of two incredible, emerging regional stars.

Joshua Powell is an artist from Indianapolis who handcrafts a strangely literate brand of psychedelic indie rock that is both socially conscious and spiritually turbulent. Powell blends the narrative richness of American folk with a heavy dose of hallucinatory swirl and a ghost note of 2000s-vintage bedroom indie, all highlighted in ethereal falsetto by his purposeful, kaleidoscopic poetry. This year, Spotify has featured songs from the record “Alyosha” on their official “Indie Acoustic” and “Writer’s Playlist.” He also had songs placed in Freeform’s “The Fosters,” ABC’s “Blood and Oil,” and in regular rotation on Starbucks’ official national store playlist. Joshua has recorded sessions with Audiotree and Daytrotter, and been covered in the Huffington Post and No Depression.

Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery (which includes Grand Rapids keyboardist Ricky Olmos) have performed at Mile of Music, Nebraska Folk & Roots Festival, Midpoint Music Fest and more while sharing stages with The Crane Wives, Cactus Blossoms, Mike Mains & the Branches, Seabird, Lydia Loveless,and San Fermin. Joshua will release a new LP, “PSYCHO/TROPIC,” later this year.

Formed in Detroit, Brother Elsey recently relocated to Grand Rapids, bringing its heartfelt, honest music which “delves into the nuances of the human experience by way of dusty Southern rock and endearing Americana.” Brothers Jack, Brady and Beau Stablein have supported the likes of Lord Huron, Green River Ordinance and others, and recently released the five-song EP, “Matador.”

Local Spins Wednesdays are presented by Local Spins, SpeakEZ Lounge, Perrin Brewing Company and WYCE, with Michigan beer specials on tap and free parking in the Sixth Street Park lot a block to the north on Monroe Avenue NW.


September 26, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm