Grand Rapids Rocks- Alley View
I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Today’s featured Alley View, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if you’re in a local band who wants to be featured fill out this form. I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval 😉 Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Dan Weger (vox/guitar) Kevin Packard (bass/vox) Harold Seamen (drums)
When did the band get together, and how?
In a way this band has been together for many years! I remember it well mid 1990’s Green Day Dookie blown up all over the place! Covering Marcy Playground and Third Eye Blind songs for middle school dances and talent shows. Lots of people didn’t get Nirvana or Smashing Pumpkins, I recall alot of Puff Daddy and Garth Brooks fans around that time! So luckily I befriend some people who had a clue and started to write my own music. 15 years later this is what a Auto Monkey, Bomb Specialist, and Food Production Supervisor sound like!
How would you describe your music to someone?
Maybe a bit of a throw back to simple rock music layered with melody and emotion. We really focus on having some sort of catchy lyric as much as possible.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
Brand New, Bright Eyes, The Beatles, Superdrag, Alkaline Trio, Bayside, Nirvana, Jenny Lewis, RUSH, My Morning Jacket, Splender, NFG, Hot Water Music, OZMA, Thursday, Deftones.
What other bands have your members been/are in?
Mechanical Ben’s, Getaway Van, Alexander and the awful horrible day, Fire Jumper.
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
The Love Hate is amazing! also F.O.C.K.S and Sin Sick World are cool dudes!
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
Jukes (RIP) Pyramid Scheme would be killer to play!
Where can we catch you performing next?
Booking Shows Now please see our Facebook page for updated dates!