We’ve been working hard to find ways to bring our special brand of indie-pop to you in ways we haven’t yet. This Summer we are focusing on video and other media. We just finished work on the Beer City USA promotional video, and we added some new dates!
June 9th @ 4pm – Festival of the Arts – Fountain Stage – Grand Rapids, MI -http://www.festivalgr.org/
June 18th @ 8:30pm – BackStage Pass for WKAR – Albert A. White Theater – East Lansing, MI - http://wkar.org/programs/backstage-pass
June 21st @ 7pm – The Pyramid Scheme – wsg. Nick Stevenson Band – Grand Rapids, MI - http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3588884
July 20th @ 9:30pm – Groovebox Studios Live EP Recording/Filming – Detroit, MI -http://gbsdetroit.com/
BackStage Pass, a popular music performance program from WKAR (Lansing, MI) has announced their Summer concert lineup and it includes Simien the Whale!
The performances are filmed live in HD and broadcast through public televisions stations across the country. Simien the Whale is proud to hold down the closing slot of this mamma jamma!
Make your reservations to attend. We are told most performances fill up before the show date. All reservations are free and all ages, you just have to let them know you’re coming.
Simien the Whale will be appearing at the 9th annual Jake’s Music Festival, a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This is a free all ages events, and you know how much we like those!
JAKE’s MUSIC FESTIVAL – APRIL 13th – WEALTHY THEATRE – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
7:00PM Grand ‘Piper’ Entrance & Welcome !!!
7:05PM Last Call Band
7:45PM Lynn Thompson
8:00PM The Nick Stevenson Band
8:45PM Otis Blueswell Jr.
9:00PM Simien The Whale
9:45PM Jared Wekenman
10:00PM Igby Iris
We’ve just finished details for a return trip to The Loft in Lansing, MI.
Join us Tuesday, March 26th for a special all ages show with our pals Chasing Mars from Chigago, IL.
We’ve just scheduled an appearance for Tory & Zach on East Lansing’s alternative radio station The Impact – 88.9 FM (East Lansing, MI). The guys will be on Thursday, January 17th at 8pm on the local music program The Basement, with festival organizer Joel Heckaman from Hodge Marketing, to talk about the upcoming Middle of the Mitten 5 music festival. Tune in online here.
We are getting geared up for Middle of the Mitten Festival in Lansing, which is less than three weeks away. Tickets/wristbands are available at The Record Lounge in East Lansing or directly from bands. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase wristbands.
MIDDLE OF THE MITTEN – DAY 2
18+ (bring ID). Order festival wristbands online now athttp://bit.ly/motmtix or get them soon at The Record Lounge, SCENE, and The Loft
$8 pre-sale / $10 at the door (Day 2 only)
$12 pre-sale All Access (Day 1 and Day 2)
Elliot Street Lunatic (Lansing)
Life Size Ghost (Mt Pleasant/Grand Rapids)
Royal Hoax (Pontiac)
Simien the Whale (Grand Rapids)
Bicycle Sunday (East Lansing)
The HandGrenades (Detroit)
Kick-off Party on January 24 at The Record Lounge
Day 1 on January 25 at (scene) Metrospace
Statewide news outlet MLive.com has given us a great write-up on their website touting our recent selection as 2012 Local Spin of the Year by LocalSpins.com. Click on the photo below for the full article.
Localspins.com has selected our new album ‘Simien the Whale’ as 2012 Local Spin of the Year. Our multi-year effort was selected as the best recording of 2012 from over 100 local and regional albums. Thank you John Sinkevics! Thank you Localspins.com! Thank you everyone who has supported us over the years!
Photo courtesy of: Anna Sinkevics
West Michigan music critic John Sinkevics’ list of notable bands is a highlight of the end of year ratings hoopla. We’re happy to be among the selected.
We’ve just received confirmation that our new album is live on Spotify. This service is great for artists not only because we get exposed to music fans worldwide, but we also get paid for it! So stream our album a few times at work, or at the library, or on your next car trip and support independent music!