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Bring Me The Horizon Rocked the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids on Monday Night

Monday night, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon hit the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, bringing along Chiodos and Motionless in White for a big show on the Parks and Devastation tour!

Bring Me The Horizon has been riding high since the release of their Sempiternal album, and the huge songs, "Sleepwalking", and "Can You Feel My Heart".  Both of which they played at high volume last night!

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Chiodos Hit Hard at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids on Monday Night

Monday night, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon hit the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, bringing along Chiodos and Motionless in White for a big show on the Parks and Devastation tour!

The second band to hit the stage was Chiodos, and they didn't slow anything down for their set, cranking up the volume, and turning up the energy!

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Motionless in White Rocked the Deltaplex on Monday Night

Monday night, A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon hit the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, bringing along Chiodos and Motionless in White for a big show on the Parks and Devastation tour!

Kicking off the night, was Motionless in White, from Scranton, PA, rocked the Deltaplex.  I have to make the joke, since contrary to their name, they neither wore white, or stayed motionless for their set.

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Taking Back Sunday Rocked The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on September 12th

Taking Back Sunday and The Used hit The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on Friday night, and the building got PACKED for the show!

Thanks to everyone who came out and rocked hard with The Used and Taking Back Sunday!

The Used got everyone moving, and even managed to create a Wall of Death on the tightly packed floor of The Orbit Room, getting the whole crowd ready for Taking Back Sunday.

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The Used Rocked The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on September 12th

Taking Back Sunday and The Used hit The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on Friday night, and the building got PACKED for the show!

Thanks to everyone who came out and rocked hard with The Used and Taking Back Sunday!

The Used hit the stage first, with some cool stage setting, of empty TVs with lights in them, moving lights, but all focusing on the band and their music.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs for September 12

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today:

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Watch The Black Keys Rock Grand Rapids from the September 7th Show

The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant rocked Grand Rapids last night at the Van Andel arena, in front of thousands of cheering people!  Thanks to all of you who came out and rocked with WGRD at the show!

The Black Keys hit the stage with a bigger show than I really expected, and they put on a fantastic performance!  They played a lot of songs, covering a lot of ground, and hitting a lot of older songs, that seemed to make all the die hard Black Keys fans happy.

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Watch Cage the Elephant Rock Grand Rapids from the September 7th Show

The Black Keys and Cage the Elephant rocked Grand Rapids last night at the Van Andel arena, in front of thousands of cheering people!  Thanks to all of you who came out and rocked with WGRD at the show!

Cage the Elephant took the stage first, and powered through a lot of high energy rock, including their newest hit, "Come a Little Closer', and the rocker, "Teeth", where the singer, Matt, not only did a stage dive into the crowd, but kept singing the song while surfing!

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See What It’s Like to Be On Stage in Front of Thousands of People at The Black Keys Show

If you've never gotten the chance to get on a big stage in front of thousands of people, here's your chance ... sort of!

Most people never get to see this kind of thing, so I thought it would be cool to take my camera up on stage to show you what it looks and sounds like!

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The Black Keys Kicking Off U.S. Tour with Van Andel Concert; Ready to Record Again [Video]

The Black Keys are set to kickoff the U.S. leg of their world tour in support of 'Turn Blue' this weekend, but the duo just revealed they won't be forgetting fans down under.

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97.9 WGRD’s September 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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GRD Listeners Go Kart Racing with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm [Video]

On Thursday before the Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm show at Fifth-Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids, GRD got to take some winners go kart racing with Theory of a Deadman and Halestorm!

Thanks to AJs Family Fun Center in Comstock Park, we all went and raced in the go karts, swung some bats in the batting cages, and got to hang out and have some food and drinks with the bands before their show.

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