• DJ Annie, General Manager

Michigander Concert Review

If there’s anything WIDR loves more than radio evolution it’s Kalamazoo bands.

WIDR has had the awesome privilege of seeing Michigander grow, and I can’t help but feel like a distant step-mom.

Back in their early days front-man Jason visited us for a little radio interview in 2015 before their Shakespeare’s Lower Level show. Since then they have gone on tour, done some Audiotree Live sessions, performed at Common Ground, Mo-Pop, and most recently headlined at Bell’s.

I like bar shows, especially at Bell’s, but sometimes the draw back with bar shows is that people treat it like the space that it is. Which is fine, but I think there is a respect that’s due to the performer. The audience and crowd for this show seemed to really be respectful(most of the time), of the performer.

The opening band of the evening was a band from the Bay City area called Kostka. Their song “The Honest Truth” was my favorite song of theirs that night. It had a sweet build, with lyrics that reminded me of some old Fall Out Boy tunes, but