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WGRD’s Jackie Interviews Band, Go Radio [AUDIO]

One of the perks of working in radio is getting to meet so many amazing musicians.  My favorite band is Go Radio, the band is from Tallahassee Florida, and one of the headlining bands for Warped Tour 2011!  This past Saturday the guys of Go Radio were in Grand Rapids playing   at the Mix Tape as headlining band for The District Lines Tour.  Lucky for me the guys had a

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GRD PRESENTS Wingstock 2011 with Seether, Sick Puppies, Hinder and More

Grand Rapids’ Rock Alternative 97.9 GRD and the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show are proud to present Wingstock 2011, June 11 to Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI.  Headlining the event are post-grunge rockers Seether, with support from Hinder, Sick Puppies and hometown boys Wayland.

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Original Taking Back Sunday Lineup Hit The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids July 28

Taking Back Sunday have posted dates for a summer North American tour, which includes a stop in Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room July 28. Thursday and Colour Revolt will support TBS throughout the trek.

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More Photos From Avalanche Tour 2011

Check out more awesome pics from Wednesday night's Avalanche Tour at the DeltaPlex Arena! A few GRD listeners were lucky enough to be in the audience for GRD's Live Blitz with Halestorm before the show!

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Against Me! Set to Hit the Intersection in Grand Rapids June 16

Florida punk rockers Against Me! have announced more dates for an extensive tour throughout the U.S. outside of their Warped Tour appearances. Thankfully, one of those dates includes a stop in Grand Rapids on June 16 at the Intersection.

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30 Seconds To Mars Brings Their War to The Orbit Room

30 Seconds To Mars brought a visual and sonic onslaught to a SOLD OUT Orbit Room crowd Tuesday night.  The band has been touring for what seems like forever in support of their latest album, This Is War.  Frontman Jared Leto and guitarist Tomo hung out with a few GRD listeners before the show.  View the photos after the jump.

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My Chemical Romance Invade the Orbit Room

My Chemical Romance brought their World Contamination Tour to the Orbit Room Saturday night for a SOLD OUT show at the Orbit Room! MCR were kind enough to meet with a few GRD listeners before the concert. Definitely a great way to spend Record Store Day.

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Motley Crue Hits Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids August 3

Heavy metal icons Motley Crue are set to tour this summer, which includes a stop at Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids on August 3!

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ThinkFast Spring 2011

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Orbit Room Friday night for another edition of the Big Fancy ThinkFast Game Show!  The night definitely had its fair share of laughs, awkwardness and vulgarity, but the Free Beer & Hot Wings Show made sure everyone had a great time!  See the photos below.

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GR Press Super Moon Pictures

A super full moon -- a once-every-20-years event where the moon orbits closest to Earth and appears brightest and largest -- was visible Saturday, March 19, 2011.  Several Grand Rapids Press photographers grabbed some really cool shots from around the city.

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Motorhead

97.9 GRD welcomed the legendary Motorhead, along with Clutch and Valient Thorr, to the Orbit Room!

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Escape The Fate

97.9 GRD presented Escape The Fate to the Orbit Room for an awesome show!  A few lucky listeners got to meet the band before the concert.

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