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Check Out Ghost’s Acoustic Afternoon Mass at WGRD [Video]

Friday afternoon, before Ghost hit the stage at the Orbit Room, the band came by the GRD studios to perform some songs for winners acoustically. This was a cool performance, and even made some fans of people from our sister stations, Ghost was that good.

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Detroit Band Rival City Heights Performed Acoustic at WGRD Today [Video]

Detroit band Rival City Heights stopped by GRD today to play a couple songs for us to tell us about their new single "Take It Back", and the premiere of the music video coming Thursday on Loudwire.com. They even brought pizza, because they know how to bribe DJs.

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Wayland rocking Reno live at WGRD (Photo Wendy Reed)
Wayland rocking Reno live at WGRD (Photo Wendy Reed)
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Wayland Visits WGRD and Plays Acoustic Versions of Reno and Bloody Sunrise [Video]

On Wednesday, Wayland stopped by the GRD studios to talk about all their shows coming up this week in the Grand Rapids area. They also played a couple songs acoustic for us, because what would a visit from Wayland be without some music? Check out "Reno" and "Bloody Sunrise" live from GRD!

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Aranda Acoustic performance at WGRD (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Aranda Shared Pizza and Music with GRD Winners and Fans in Grand Rapids [Video]

Aranda is a band from Oklahoma, two brothers, Gabe and Dameon Aranda. They write and record fantastic songs, sing great harmonies together, and put on great, high energy rock shows. What's not to like about that? Oh, and they can also rock the hell out of you with just acoustic guitars, which our GRD ticket winners got to experience today!

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We Came As Romans Rock ‘The World I Used to Know’ Live on GRD [Video]

Before rocking The Intersection Wednesday night with Red Sun Rising and All That Remains, We Came As Romans stopped by the GRD studios!

The band chatted with me about being from Michigan, their new album, and rocked two acoustic songs on GRD!

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Pop Evil Rocked the New Song ‘Seattle Rain’ Live and Acoustic at FYE on Sunday [Video]

This has been one huge Pop Evil party weekend! First, Friday morning, Mayor Hartwell declared it Pop Evil Day for Grand Rapids, and it was also declared in Muskegon! The album came out at 10am, and then an amazing show happened at the Intersection with Aranda, and Red Sun Rising.

But that's not the end of the Pop Evil festivities.

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Aranda Hangs with GRD Listeners, Talks New Album, Rocks Acoustic Performance at GRD Studios [Photos, Video]

Aranda rocked Grand Rapids August 21 at the Intersection with Torrid, Red Sun Rising, and hometown rockers Pop Evil!

Before the show Aranda stopped by WGRD to chat, hang out with GRD listeners, and play "One More Lie" live on the air!

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Get to Know Ghost with a Cool Live Acoustic Performance [Video]

Ghost is a cool band that you've been hearing on GRD, and they're about to release their third album, 'Meliora', on Friday! They're a Swedish band that hides their identities, only know as 'Papa Emeritus' and the 'Unnamed Ghouls'.

They're on their third 'Papa Emeritus', even though it's the same singer, they change his look and alter-ego. It's a fun band, and they have a great throwback sound and style that's really unique.

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(photo Wendy Reed)
(photo Wendy Reed)
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Get the Full Trapt Interview and Acoustic Performances Here [Video]

Trapt came to Grand Rapids on Tuesday, July 21st for a show a The Stache, and beforehand, they came by GRD to talk about their new album, being independent, new band members, touring, and play some acoustic songs!

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Enjoy Awesome Acoustic Guitar Percussion Cover of Megadeth’s ‘Killing Is My Business’ [Video]

Megadeth is in the studio, working on their 15th studio album, and you get photos and videos of the recording on their PledgeMusic page. It will be a few more months before it comes out, so in the meantime, enjoy this cool acoustic guitar percussion cover of their classic 'Killing is My Business...'!

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The Temperance Movement Rocked WGRD With an Acoustic Set [Video]

The Temperance Movement are a great band from the UK, with members from London, Glasgow, and Australia, and they came to Grand Rapids to play a show Tuesday night at the Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grille! Before the show, they stopped by WGRD to say hi and play a couple songs for us to get us ready for the show!

Great guys, fantastic band! If you like good rock music with great harmony vocals, you're really going to love this band!

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Islander Rocked Grand Rapids on Saturday Night with Pop Evil

Saturday night, Grand Rapids' own, Pop Evil returned home for a big show at The Intersection, with Islander, Letters from the Fire, Red Sun Rising, and Grand Rapids' own, Hurry Home!  All the bands kicked ass, getting the crowd rowdier and crazier as the night went on.

Before the show even began, Islander came out to meet some GRD ticket winners, and play a few acoustic versions of some songs, including "Coconut Dracula".  The guitar player was late for the acoustic set, so the band decided to play a little joke on him and pretend the set was over just as he ran in to play!

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