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Bissell’s Empty the Shelters Event and Justin’s Unicorn Wife – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys talk about the Bissell "Empty the Shelters' Event, coming up on October 22nd. They're absorbing the cost of adopting pets, so that's the perfect day to help them empty all the shelters in the area!

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Between the Buried and Me Brought Serious Prog to Grand Rapids

Saturday night, September 24th, the Devin Townsend Project hit Grand Rapids with Between the Buried and Me, and Fallujah, for a night of what Devin calls, "Lower Mid Tier Prog Metal". Nothing lower mid-tier about any of it! Especially BTBAM!

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Joe Talks About His Weekend at Artprize 8 – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, Joe talks about his weekend wandering around downtown checking out Artprize 8, and tells us what he likes, what is weird, and what is simply garbage thrown on the ground in laziness.

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Fallujah Crushed Saturday Night with Extreme Prog Metal at the Intersection

Saturday night, the Devin Townsend Project hit the Intersection with Between the Buried and Me, and Fallujah, for a night of crazy prog metal. Fallujah kicked things off with some interesting, and heavy music.

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Devin Townsend Project Geeked Out The Intersection Saturday Night with Prog Metal

Saturday night was a night of total geek prog metal. Or, as Devin himself called it, "Lower Mid-Tier Prog Metal"! The Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried and Me, and Fallujah hit the Intersection, and challenged everyone musically. It was awesome.

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WGRD's winner of the trip to see Ghost in Denver is Amelia! (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Congratulations to Amelia – GRD’s Winner of the Ghost Trip to Denver

WGRD has had a ton of cool trips to give away this year, and we've sent several people around the US for them! Recently, we had a trip to Denver to see Ghost up for grabs, and congratulations go out to Amelia, who won!

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Johnnie Walker Talks with Avatar About Swedish Metal and How Bands Work

Avatar is a cool Swedish metal band that's beginning to break through here in the US with their song "The Eagle Has Landed", from the new album Feathers and Flesh. They're out on tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat, and we were lucky enough to get them into the studio to tell us funny stories! The guys are really funny.

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FBHW and Wayland Live Show Announcements – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys made a huge announcement, giving everyone the news of their live show coming back to the Intersection on November 23rd! It'll be a blast, with games for you to participate in, live Braggadocio, live Segment 17, and more!

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"I though they'd at least clean up downtown for Artprize" "No, sweetie, that's an exhibit." (Photo Wendy Reed)
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Artprize Eight 2016 Survival Tips for Grand Rapids Workers

Artprize Eight is here! Wednesday, September 21st, downtown Grand Rapids filled up with thousands of additional people, wandering aimlessly through the streets and buildings, taking your favorite booth at the restaurant you love for lunch, and clogging the streets as they try to decided if they're really lost or not. Yay, Artprize!

I've had two years of experience with it now, and I've learned some valuable lessons from it, and I would like to share them with you now.

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This could be your view on November 23rd! (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Get Your Band On Stage at the Intersection with Wayland and Free Beer and Hot Wings

97-9 GRD, Wayland and Free Beer and Hot Wings are going live from the Intersection the day before Thanksgiving, and we want your band to play the show!

Your band could be on stage with Wayland in front of a packed house!

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Avatar live at the Van Andel (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Avatar Brought the Swedish Carnival to Grand Rapids at the Van Andel

Avatar is a great Swedish metal band, and they're starting to break through here in the US with their latest album, Feathers and Flesh, and their single, "The Eagle Has Landed". They are on tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and Killswitch Engage, and hit the Van Andel Arena on September 14th for a great show!

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Australia’s Twelve Foot Ninja Rocked the Intersection with Sevendust

Australia has a lot of things going for it: the hot women, the great actors, the scary insects that will kill the crap out of you...and great bands! One of the great Aussie bands is Twelve Foot Ninja, and we got to see them on Tuesday at the Intersection with Sevendust.

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