John Sinkevics on the Grand Rapids Music Scene


If you want to learn about the local music scene in Grand Rapids you have to go to the source-- John Sinkevics. Luke sits down for a 1 on 1 interview with the mastermind of Local Spins before his live weekly show at SpeakEZ Lounge. John shares about the transformation of Grand Rapids music, why he supports local artists,  and the worst concerts he’s covered. Plus Luke gets John’s opinion about the controversial and dynamic Michigan rock band Greta Van fleet. John’s commitment to growing local and up-and-coming artists is contagious and will make you want to head out to a local venue, grab a beer, grab and friend, and surrender yourself to the music.

Announcing the iheartGR Podcast Theme Show Contest

Are you a local band or artist? We need you to write a new intro song for the podcast. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Record a song or tune (at least 30 seconds long) that best represents the iheartGR Podcast. It can be any style and contain lyrics (or no lyrics).

  • Send your song in an .mp3 format to with your band name and contact info.

  • The winner of the contest will be recognized on every episode, have their music played for a wide audience, and come on the show for a feature episode all about your music.

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Luke Ferris and John Sinkevics at SpeakEZ Lounge

Luke Ferris and John Sinkevics at SpeakEZ Lounge