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Bush to Headline The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids October 4

U.K. rockers Bush have been on an extended hiatus since they disbanded back in 2002. That all changed when frontman Gavin Rossdale reformed the band in June of last year. Bush will embark on a North American tour this fall, making a stop at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on October 4.

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Tickets to See Social Distortion at the Orbit Room on Sale Now

Punk icons Social Distortion are ready to do some damage at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids for a GRD show on November 27. The date is part of the just announced fall tour for the band, who are currently promoting their album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.

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Beer Drinkers Brave the Storm to Attend the GRD Craft Beer Festival

Thunder, lightning and a torrential downpour could not deter GRD listeners from getting a taste of all the great brews available at the first ever GRD Craft Beer Festival, presented by D&W Fresh Market, this past Saturday at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids. A line of people was already forming before gates were scheduled to open at 1pm. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had to be a little uncooperative as a massive thunderstorm delayed gates for an hour. Luckily, the skies cleared up and people drank up.

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Grand Rapids Hottie of the Week- Alicia Kozfkay

Name: Alicia Kozfkay
Height: 5’3.5 (the half is important when you are short.)
Weight: 105 pounds
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Long & Blonde.
Favorite Food: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite Michigan Sports Team: Croswell Lexington Pioneers!
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter
Go-to karaoke song: Anything I can da

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Motley Crue Kickstart Grand Rapids’ Heart at Van Andel Arena

Glam metal was the theme in Grand Rapids Wednesday night (August 3) as Motley Crue, Poison and the New York Dolls took over the stage of Van Andel Arena for a GRD show. Fans busted out their vintage band t-shirts and some even dressed up as their favorite Sunset Strip icons. Take a look at photos from last night's show.

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Grand Rapids Hottie of The Week- Courtney Marie

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 120
Eyes: green
Hair: Strawberry Blonde
Favorite Food: HOTWINGS! I grew up a tomboy, best thing in the world to go with a boxing match or football game are hotwings. Hot BBQ, YUM!

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Taking Back Sunday Take Over The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids

Taking Back Sunday played an awesome set at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids Thursday night. It was a good mix of some new songs but more older tunes for the crowd to enjoy. If you didn't go to the show last night, see what you missed after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Come Full Circle in Grand Rapids

Taking Back Sunday have gone through a lot of changes over the years. Members have come and gone, albums have become more ambitious and the remaining roster have matured as time went on. That maturity has not been more evident than in the return of guitarist John Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper, part of the beloved Tell All Your Friends lineup. Nolan and lead vocalist Adam Lazzara sat down with me before their show at the Orbit Room Thursday night to talk about the evolution of Taking Back Sunday and how going back brought them forward.

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Win Tickets to see Taking Back Sunday at The Orbit Room or a Trip to NYC

97.9 GRD and Coke are giving away tickets to see Taking Back Sunday at The Orbit Room in Grand Rapids on July 28. Plus, you could unlock access to the exclusive Coke Secret Soundcheck, an intimate pre-concert three-song set performed by Taking Back Sunday!

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GRD Presents the Rock Star Treatment

97.9 GRD and Rock The Rapids present the Ultimate Rock Star Treatment! One lucky fan will score the V.I.P. jackpot during Rock the Rapids, August 8-13 in downtown Grand Rapids!

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Wake Wars 2011 Day 2 in Downtown Grand Rapids

The sun was still shining and the people kept coming out during Day 2 of Wake Wars 2011 at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. If you didn't make it out this weekend, see what you missed after the jump.

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Wake Wars 2011 Makes a Splash in Downtown Grand Rapids

The third annual Wake Wars competition took over the parking lot of The B.O.B. this past weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. I was out there with the GRD Roadies broadcasting live and we had a blast. Take a look at some of the photos of Day 1 after the jump.

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