Music Sessions

RyneShyne Music Session #10

Off the Ledge

This week for the RyneShyne sessions we get rock and rollers Off the Ledge, this is an extra special session with the new line up change and some new tunes. All the members bring in a fun element to the groups sound and all have years of experience playing music. Watch Off the Ledge jam it out below:

Stream the informative and funny interview that followed from WRWW:

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RyneShyne Music Session #9

In Safe Hands

We are proud to announce the session of our first hardcore group In Safe Hands. Formed in just August of last year, this new and upcoming group has a lot to offer to the local music scene. Each member brings in different influences to the bands unique sound. Watch their intense four song session below, and stream the radio interview conducted last Sunday from WRWW.

Special thanks to Sam for the second camera.


WRWW Radio Interview:

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RyneShyne Music Session #8

Abram Gunther

This week on RyneShyne sessions, we've got Abram Gunther in the studio. Abram's a talented singer with a country-infused rock sound that is begging to be heard. Beg no longer, listen below to the over twenty minutes of music at Kargl Studios and the WRWW radio interview he recorded with us last week.



Listen to the Abram Gunther radio interview below:

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RyneShyne Music Session #7

Kiwi Army

Get ready for a smooth jazz session this week, just kidding! These dudes are called Kiwi Army: they're fresh, new, and full of anger and comedy. They hail from the Grand Rapids area and always offer a good time at their shows with pool noodles and sun glasses. Watch their highly entertaining music session below, and stream the funny interview that followed. They have the punk rock.


Listen to the Kiwi Army Radio Interview Below:

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RyneShyne Music Session #6

Dance Contraption

This week in Kargl Studios, we are greeted by the upbeat and energetic six piece Dance Contraption. We are fortunate to receive a wonderful Ska set with three horn players. Front man Nick Franklin runs the show with drummer Ben, bassist Shawn, trumpeter Bill, and saxophone players Ashley and Spencer.

Watch Below.

Hear from Dance Contraption and their studio tracks in the interview below:

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RyneShyne Music Session #5

The Scants

Darren, Blake, and Garrett hit the studio to bring you some loud and fast punk tunes for these troubled times. These Grand Rapids punk weirdos are passionate in what they do, and deliver their songs in a very real and refreshing way.

Watch Below.

Listen to the humorous interview The Scants took part of following their session:

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RyneShyne Music Session #4

The Alien Dogs

Grand Rapids based three piece punk rock group The Alien Dogs step into to Kargl Studios to play some energetic tunes. Gabe Tower leads the show with his punk guitar and tight vocals, Mitch Petersen aka Mint Peppercorn keeps the beat going, and bassist Ryne Clarke drives the rhythm.

Watch Below.



Listen to the Alien Dogs interview following the session up at WRWW, featuring special guest and radio star Phil Tower running the interview:


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RyneShyne Music Session #3

Jedidiah Sunflower

Local jam band Jedidiah Sunflower performs this week in Kargl Studios to bring you four original tunes and are backed by Ryne and Patrick of the Preservers for this intimate session.

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Listen to Bill and Jerry's humorous interview on WRWW following their performance:
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RyneShyne Music Session #2

Breether - Live on WRWW

Watch Grand Rapids musician Zac Bron team up with bassist Jake Gordon to bring you this performance of Breether. Due to the quiet and indie pop nature of Breether, we had them perform live on radio, November 19th, 2017.

Watch their performance below in WRWW Studio, and hit the link below the video to hear the set and interview that followed on that Sunday night.


WRWW Interview

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RyneShyne Music Session #1

The Ryne Experience

Kings of Lo-fi elevator music, the Ryne Experience offer relaxed and tension-filled compositions for this week's music session. Ryne and Pat of the Preservers team up with music man Jerry and cool guy Devin to bring this weeks performance, enjoy their jamful tunes through five original songs.

Band Pictured at the WRWW interview following their performance.

Listen here:

Ryne Clarke, Patrick Kargl, Will Jewel (Interviewer), Devin Falk,  and Jerry Wenger

Special thanks to Gabe Tower, Tess, and Jerry. Watch the band cook up some songs below.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Properties (February 25th Live Interview on WRWW)
  • Suzies (March 4th Live Interview on WRWW)
  • Slumlord Radio (March 11th Live Interview on WRWW)
  • The Tube Socks (Match 18th Live Interview on WRWW)
  • Corduroy Heart (March 25th Live Interview on WRWW)
  • The Be Colony (April 1st Live Interview on WRWW)
  • The Zannies (April 8th Live Interview on WRWW)
  • All interviews start at 8pm EST. on Sundays, Link at the bottom of the page.

Sample the upcoming bands:  

Properties: While they may not be new faces to the music scene in South Bend, Indiana, you probably wouldn't expect to see them on the same stage together. Members of the 3-piece "Properties" come from the scattered backgrounds of Beach Rock, Powerviolence, and Heavy Metal. Together they've ditched all the above to create their delightfully meloncholy post-punk sound. Their short list of live performances has spurred high-demand of the group in the South Bend area, and now the goal is to broaden their reach through the midwest. A self-titled EP was released end of summer 2017



Suzies: Suzies is a Michigan psychedelic band with members of Heaters, Haunted Leather, The Omecs, and Black Fruit. The band combines the space of psychedelia, the drive of krautrock and the sass of garage bands from the Nuggets era. Their newest album, Forget Me Not is being released on vinyl through dizzybird records February 2018. Suzies is calling all space cadets, shakers and groovers. Have a listen!



Slumlord Radio: Slumlord Radio was formed in 2010, after relocating from Stockholm, Sweden. The terrific trio, in deep with some huge gambling debts, decided to form a rock band to make some quick cash to pay off their bookies. Since their inception they have been tearing up dive bars, with some good ol’ dirty/gnarly punk n roll, all over the country like a bear thru a campground.

Tommy “Capt. Hollywood” Erickson - Vocals/Guitar
Michael “Ace” Todd - Bass
“Rattlesnake” Matt Claucherty- Drums
The Tube Socks: Blues/rock/beach punk/alternative/punchy, trio band. Keegan Malone (drums) Lewis Malone (guitar/vocals) Zac Haynes (Bass)
Corduroy Heart: Corduroy Heart is a Lansing based pop-punk band founded in 2016. Combining elements of bluesy garage rock, clean jangle pop guitar, and some thoughtful writing and left of center vocals reminiscent of early emo, they’ve released 2 EP’s so far and are on track to release their third, “Showerhead Therapy”
The Be Colony: Amidst the reeking haze, there is a pulse..
Not just a pulse, but a texture.
Its deepest tones begin to rumble, inviting new layers that scream to the heavens before diving towards chaos. Now that all known laws of creation have been dismissed, the thing can BE, being; the sounds of freedom - high and true.
The Be Colony's five members employ multiple guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, and unique vocal harmony to create a deeply individual sound. While many soulful, psyched out, and downright adventurous influences can be recognized and appreciated, the compositions stand alone in their energized innovation and modern potency. Craftfully interlocked melodies guide the songs,carrying your ear to unexpected yet perfectly suited resting points. Musical appreciation aside, this is no symphony orchestra. Roaring amps will not be tamed, and the steps of dancers shall shake the Earth for miles!
Then, ideally, this shared groove can elevate the artform to its fullest extent.
The Zannies: The Zannies’ hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan has a thriving and volatile music scene consisting of many different genres, one of which is a particular brand of midwestern alternative rock. This is where The Zannies found their footing, and over the past 4 years have reached audiences all across West Michigan performing at venues such as Tip Top Deluxe, Louie's Trophy House, Rockford Brewing, and The Pyramid Scheme.​

In 2015 The Zannies recorded an EP entitled Wannabe which showcased their ability to write catchy hooks while maintaining the attitude and grit of both classic and cutting-edge rock n’ roll. This album was initially well-received, but over the years that followed the band evolved from a throwback hard rock sound to into a more bluesy, psychedelic group driven by a destructive rhythm section. In 2017, Live at Knavish Audio was released at Frederick Meijer Gardens as part of the Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series, a story which was covered in Revue Magazine West Michigan. This album mainly contained new material which was then included in the debut LP Espejos. To date, it is the most successful and diverse accomplishment of The Zannies, earning a WYCE Jammie Award nomination and “Under-the-Radar” pick on NPR’s Stateside.​

Today, The Zannies are recognized for their tight instrumentals, bold vocals & lyrics and publishing comics on Facebook. 2018 finds them in the writing stages of a new EP and tour destinations all across Michigan.