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Local Spins Wednesday: Lighting Matches

May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join Lighting Matches as they host an official full-band release party for their debut album, “Against The Flame”! The show will be at SpeakEZ Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids, courtesy of Local Spins. Physical CD’s will be available for purchase at the event. Clyde Park Avenue will also be opening the show with a 30-minute acoustic set starting at 8pm. SpeakEZ has lots of delicious food and drink options, so plan on a fantastic night!

They call themselves an alt-rock band, but let’s be honest – their style is wherever the music takes them.
Each song has a life of its own, a different story to tell, a different vibe. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and made up of musicians with a variety of musical backgrounds, Lighting Matches sets fire to the lines and limitations of genre labels.
Fronted by dynamic duo (and real-life couple) Matt Plessner and Rachel White, their debut album “Against The Flame” displays lots of what they are best known for: thought-provoking lyrics and tight harmonies, accompanied by a pretty stellar backing band. Adam Parada (also of Melophobix), brings a truckload of talent on the keyboards and bass.
​We hope you will check out their album, catch a show near you, hold your lighters in the air, and be a part of the fire. (But not as an arsonist or anything – they only set figurative fires.)

Local Spins Wednesdays are presented by Local Spins, SpeakEZ Lounge, Perrin Brewing and WYCE, with free parking in the small city lot kitty-corner from SpeakEZ just to the south on Monroe Avenue NW or the Sixth Street Park lot just to the north of SpeakEZ.


May 22, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm