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Articles by Will Montei

Will Montei

Will Montei is a Chimes staff writer and arts and entertainment on-call writer for the 2012-13 school year.

The concert was part of this year's Festival of Faith and Music.  Photo by James Li.
Andrew Bird: Classical, intricate, alive

Andrew Bird is a one-man show, but Calvin’s stage is littered with instruments — a piano, a drum set, a xylophone an...

Mutemath pleases this loyal fan with group dynamics

Each Mutemath show beings with a ritual: the drummer, Darren King, duct-tapes his headphones to his head, wrapping the t...

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Mutemath to perform at Calvin

Mutemath has been performing musical wizardry for about a decade now. Since their first EP, “Reset,” to their most r...

The band played a mix of songs from their first album, "Aim and Ignite," as well as new favorites from "Some Nights."  Photo by Kerry Wade
Fun. pleases fans old and new

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Fun.’s presence at Calvin, it’s easy to forget that they are first an...

‘Drood’ plays second weekend, offers good voices and playful atmosphere

I have a confession to make: somewhere towards the end of “Edwin Drood,” I voted for a brother and sister to fall in...

Spektor also sang a song with her husband, who opened for her under then name Native Son.  Photo by Megan Schroder
Spektor’s quiet personality feeds audience hungry for music

Some meals are best eaten with lots of conversation and laughter. Other meals are best eaten in quiet, enjoying each sub...

Michaelson displayed powerful vocals during songs like "Ghost," as well as personality and originality with a cover of REM's "Nightswimming."  Photo by Will Montei
Ingrid Michaelson charms audience with personality and powerful vocals

“Lady Gaga doesn’t drink water in front of her fans,” Ingrid Michaelson told the audience part-way through the sho...

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Concert Review: mewithoutYou is different than your average band

“I feel like I work with a bunch of guys that don’t want to be musicians,” said Michael Weiss, lead guitarist of ...