West Michigan’s only independent radio station WYCE (88.1FM) has announced nominees for their coveted Jammie Awards. This will be the 15th annual celebration of independent musicians and also marks the first ever Jammie nominations for Simien the Whale. “After last year, this is just astounding,” says Zach Guy. In 2012, the band was the recipient of the 2012 Local Spin of the Year. “We are so happy that people continue to listen [to] and request our music on WYCE.”
JAMMIE AWARDS XV – SIMIEN THE WHALE NOMINATIONS
SONG OF THE YEAR – ‘Always Something Easier’
BEST ROCK/POP ALBUM – ‘Simien the Whale’
BEST PRODUCTION/ENGINEERING – ‘Simien the Whale’; Michael Crittenden, Mackinaw Harvest Music
We had a blast during ArtPrize 2013 and even got the chance to play downtown to a bunch of our friends and fans. You can see a video selection from the concert below. Special thanks to Eight West and WOOD TV for inviting us to perform!
ArtPrize 2013 is here! The biggest art competition in the world is back in Grand Rapids and Simien the Whale is back too. We’ve added a couple of special shows to our schedule during ArtPrize to promote our entry, ‘Longbound.’ We will also be travelling around the ArtPrize scene with an acoustic guitar at the newly installed Busking Stations. Stay tuned to our Twitter feed for daily acoustic outdoor concert times between Sept. 22nd-29th.
Friday, September 27th – 4pm – Rosa Parks Circle
Saturday, September 28th, 4:30pm – GR Women’s City Club
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, we have just released our newest video. We took seven songs to GrooveBox Studios in Detroit, MI and got one take only to nail our best performances. We closed with a fan favorite and decided to bring that performance to you in beautiful full HD. Enjoy!
Simien The Whale from gbs detroit on Vimeo.
Simien the Whale is heading to GrooveBox Studios in Detroit, MI later this month to record new material for an upcoming EP. You can help us take the next step by contributing to our Kickstarter campaign. We have established some great rewards for those that contribute, and we’ve even created a reward designed to get you into the room with us while we record!
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Simien the Whale returns to The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids this Friday, June 21st to perform material from 2012′s Local Spin of the Year winning album ‘Simien the Whale.’
Tickets are available online or at The Pyramid Scheme until the start of the show.
We’ve been working hard to find ways to bring our special brand of indie-pop to you in ways we haven’t yet. This Summer we are focusing on video and other media. We just finished work on the Beer City USA promotional video, and we added some new dates!
June 9th @ 4pm – Festival of the Arts – Fountain Stage – Grand Rapids, MI -http://www.festivalgr.org/
June 18th @ 8:30pm – BackStage Pass for WKAR – Albert A. White Theater – East Lansing, MI - http://wkar.org/programs/backstage-pass
June 21st @ 7pm – The Pyramid Scheme – wsg. Nick Stevenson Band – Grand Rapids, MI - http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3588884
July 20th @ 9:30pm – Groovebox Studios Live EP Recording/Filming – Detroit, MI -http://gbsdetroit.com/
BackStage Pass, a popular music performance program from WKAR (Lansing, MI) has announced their Summer concert lineup and it includes Simien the Whale!
The performances are filmed live in HD and broadcast through public televisions stations across the country. Simien the Whale is proud to hold down the closing slot of this mamma jamma!
Make your reservations to attend. We are told most performances fill up before the show date. All reservations are free and all ages, you just have to let them know you’re coming.
Simien the Whale will be appearing at the 9th annual Jake’s Music Festival, a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This is a free all ages events, and you know how much we like those!
JAKE’s MUSIC FESTIVAL – APRIL 13th – WEALTHY THEATRE – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
7:00PM Grand ‘Piper’ Entrance & Welcome !!!
7:05PM Last Call Band
7:45PM Lynn Thompson
8:00PM The Nick Stevenson Band
8:45PM Otis Blueswell Jr.
9:00PM Simien The Whale
9:45PM Jared Wekenman
10:00PM Igby Iris
We’ve just finished details for a return trip to The Loft in Lansing, MI.
Join us Tuesday, March 26th for a special all ages show with our pals Chasing Mars from Chigago, IL.