New business highlights opening with live music

The night started in good fun and ended just the same. Level Up Studios’ housewarming was an event that really encompassed what I love about music, variety and emotion. 

Desmond Jones was first off with a fun and inviting performance. They were the perfect fit to get the party started.

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Next came an emotionally vibrant acoustic performance from Tyler DeCoeur of The Cardboard Swords. Tyler’s way with words and lullaby-esqe voice always commands my attention. 

The Change fed my soul with a rocking bluegrass vibe that had everyone in the room rockin. Definitely a crowd favorite. Then Lipstick Jodi ended the night for me on a cool and collective indie vibe, which if you know me, is one of my favorites. Short a drummer, the band kept the body groovin and the lips moving with covers of MGMT’s “Electric Feel” and Vance Joy’s “Riptide.” Definitely on my radar for local favorite. 

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Even Level Up’s Chief Executive Officer Randall Erno graced us with a few songs earlier on in the night, giving an encompassing feel of the passion that went into this project. The people behind Level Up are offering a unique service that let’s you take back your music with the help of talented professionals.

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I enjoyed the feeling of connection throughout the night. The music stylings had a little something for everyone and kept spirits high. I had to leave before the night ended with a metal spectacular but the video can be recapped floating around the Facebook world along with many others. Overall the night was a celebration of love for music, art, and the future collaborations to come in Grand Rapids music scene. 

For more information on Level Up Management/Studios check out their website. 


By Ashley Abdenour, December 5, 2016

Photo credit: Psychadelic Eyes Photography

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