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Local Spins Wednesday: The Blue Pines w/ Jake Kalmink

October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SpeakEZ is proud to partner with Local Spins, the premier source in West Michigan for all things related to the regional and national music scene!  Every Wednesday features top-notch musical talent from all across the genre spectrum in a casual, intimate setting. Whether it’s a well-known favorite regional act or an exciting new emerging artist it’s guaranteed to be an amazing experience and there is never a cover charge! Local Spins Wednesdays are presented by Local Spins, SpeakEZ LoungeNorth Coast Guitar Company and WYCE, with Michigan beer specials on tap and free parking in the small city lot to the south on Monroe Avenue NW (kitty-corner from SpeakEZ) or in the Sixth Street Park lot  1/2 block to the north.

The Blue Pines are Americana meets indie rock meets blues. On the stage, this Grand Rapids based five-piece become growling head-bangers one moment and harmonious melodeers the next. They are a 21st century Frankenstein, rooted in rock and reaching for the sky. The band features Tyler Newkirk (vocals / guitar), Roz Clayton (keys / vocals), Jake Krull (bass), Brian Johnson (guitar / vocals), and Cody Rawson (drums). The group recently released an impressive debut album, “Separate Sets of Eyes”

Opening the night will be a musician, songwriter, singer and producer that Local Spins has revered for quite some time: Jake Kalmink. Kalmink, aka The Stooge, has served as a recording engineer for countless indie projects in West Michigan, but he’s also an amazing rock artist in his own right, currently leading Jake Kalmink & The Further Closer (and formerly The Fever Haze). This shapes up as a true evening to remember at SpeakEZ Lounge.


October 23, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm