After posting about my band's new EP release yesterday, I thought it would be fun to do a week of music on my blog. Music is a huge part of my life. I've been involved in the punk community since I was fourteen years old. I grew up going to local shows every weekend. All of my friends either supported the scene or played in bands. I've played guitar since I was a teenager, played coffee houses growing up, released a solo CD, started a band with Brett and my best friends and have been playing in Circle Maybe ever since. It's a huge part of who I am... and who I'll always be.
The Pyramid Scheme is definitely one of my favorite venues in Grand Rapids. It opened a year ago, re-purposed from an old bar and auto repair shop in the Heartside Neighborhood. It hosts tons of bands and holds some pretty fun dance parties I've attended. Plus, the front area is perfect to grab a drink, play some arcade games and listen to music with no cover. I'm constantly here on the weekends with friends.
Last night, we played here with Homelife, Luther and The Menzingers. Sometimes I get so nervous to play in front of a big crowd, but it turned out to be a great show and I had a lot of fun being up there. Usually for shows, I try to dress comfortable so I can move around on stage. Either dresses with sleeves, or jeans and a top. I asked my friend Nick once what girls should wear to a show... and he said, skinny jeans, a striped or red top, flats, hair in a bun... and for colder weather, a leather jacket. I took his advice. ;)
They have some really great shows coming up, so if you're in the Grand Rapids area, be sure to check it out. I have a few more posts planned for this week that all have to do with music. Trying to come up with posts for a theme has been a fun challenge. I've honestly been trying to save money and pay down some bills lately, so I haven't been traveling all over the state like I normally do. So it's been fun to think about my town and what I can do for blog posts here!
J Brand jeans c/o Lucky FABB
Forever 21 top
Urban Outfitters flats