Favorite TV Shows Community, The Office, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Chuck, Burn Notice, Bones, Saved By The Bell, New York Undercover, Scrubs, Smallville, Transformers, Ghostbusters and Chappelle's Show, just to name a few. Oh yeah, the Nick Toons from the '90s, like Doug and Ren & Stimpy, were dope. Favorite Movies Terminator 2: Judgment Day (saw that when I was 8 years old. Gotta love cousins who don't care about movie ratings), Office Space, Superbad, Old School, Wedding Crashers (I love Rachel McAdams), Jurassic Park, Above The Rim, Friday, The Hangover, Serendipity (shut up, I love Kate Beckinsale too), Underworld, and Napoleon Dynamite (which I saw TWICE in theaters before it got popular with bandwagon fans). Favorite Music Now this is the tough one. Well, here goes. I love The Cure, Aaliyah (R.I.P. Baby Girl), 2Pac, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Rise Against, Mat Kearney, The Starting Line, Feist, My Chemical Romance, New Order, Depeche Mode, Stevie Wonder, R. Kelly, Lifehouse (shut up), Avenged Sevenfold, Eminem, Kid Rock, White Stripes, Interpol, The National, Editors, Joe, Joshua Radin, Anberlin, and so many more artists that it would take forever to list. As you can see, I like a lot of different music. Favorite Sports Teams Of course I have to list my hometown teams, like the Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers. Lions who? Don't get it twisted. I am not a bandwagon fan. I've supported the Pistons through the teal jersey era and went to Tigers games when they were losing 100+ games a season. Favorite Video Games Street Fighter II, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Mortal Kombat, Final Fantasy VIII, Metal Gear Solid, NHL '94, NBA Live '98, NBA Jams, Master Blaster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game, Goldeneye 64, Persona 3 and a couple of TurboGrafx-16 games. Yes, I own a TurboGrafx-16. Don't judge.
Rise Against Show Moves From the DeltaPlex to the Orbit Room
The Rise Against show with the Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music is getting a change in setting. Originally scheduled for September 17 at the DeltaPlex Arena in Walker, the concert will now get more intimate at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids.
Black Keys Singer Dan Auerbach Talks Upcoming Documentary, Johnny Depp, Acting + More
Earlier this month we sat down with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach before their headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago. After completing an exhaustive world tour with the Arctic Monkeys, which included a stop in Grand Rapids in March, the Akron, OH natives have no plans to take an exten…
Photos – Tailgate Tour 2012 Week 2 at South Christian High School
The GRD Roadies continued the 2012 Tailgate Tour for week two this season at the Byron Center Sports Complex. South Christian High School defended their home turf against Holland Christian on Thursday night (August 30) with a decisive 41-7 victory. Check out our photo gallery from the game!
Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm + More Get Loud at Carnival of Madness Tour
The Carnival of Madness tour stopped by downtown Grand Rapids this past Thursday (August 23) as part of Rock the Rapids. Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and Cavo provided a solid night for rock fans to enjoy. Take a look at our photo gallery to re-live the experience or see what you missed.
Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Shares Thoughts on Band Life, Relationships, Gender Equality + …
Evanescence are in town tonight (August 23) headlining the Carnival of Madness tour at Rock the Rapids. Frontwoman Amy Lee has been through a lot of changes with the band, but they released their self-titled third studio album last October, six years after 2006's The Open Door. Lee took the time to …
Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind + More Rock Out at UPROAR Festival
The 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival boasted a heavy lineup for its Rock The Rapids appearance Tuesday night (August 21). Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, P.O.D. - who filled in for Papa Roach - and Adelitas Way kept the crowd energy high throughout the show. Check out our photos from UPROAR b…
Papa Roach Pull Out of Uproar Festival, Replaced by P.O.D.
California rockers Papa Roach have canceled their Grand Rapids appearance tonight (August 21) at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, part of Rock The Rapids in downtown Grand Rapids. They will be replaced by nu-metal outfit P.O.D., who join Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way.
WGRD Tailgate Tour 2012
The football season has finally arrived and 97.9 GRD is gearing up for its third annual Tailgate Tour! The GRD Roadies are hitting up the biggest high school and college games in West Michigan for the next three months! Find out where we'll be at after the jump.
Festival Goers Come Out in Droves to the 2012 GRD Craft Beer Fest
Delicious brews were the order of the day this past weekend as D&W Fresh Market presented the second annual WGRD Summer Craft Beer Festival at John Ball Park on Saturday (August 11). Attendees were able to sample the best that the top micro breweries had to offer and didn't go home disa…
Win Tickets + Meet-and-Greet Passes to See Black Stone Cherry
97.9 GRD presents Black Stone Cherry, with special guests Stellar Revival, Reaul and Pass of Aggression, August 14 at The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids. Enter for a chance to win tickets and passes to meet Black Stone Cherry at the show!
Jack White Mixes Past With Present During Final Night of Lollapalooza
In what turned out to be a beautiful day following Saturday night's thunderstorm-drenched delay, Lollapalooza ended on a high note during Sunday's (August 5) final schedule of events. Jack White helped cap off the night with a entertaining set spanning his entire career.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Help Put Lollapalooza Back on Track After Storm Delay
Despite a two-and-a-half-hour delay and the evacuation of Grant Park in Chicago due to a severe thunderstorm, Lollapalooza bounced back with a revised schedule for Saturday (August 4) to keep festival goers happy. Lolla vets Red Hot Chili Peppers helped keep the vibe alive with their headlining set …