Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet


Avant EP


The Southpaw Players' debut album, Avant EP, is a refreshing combination of hip-hop, R&B, and funk. Rooted in tradition hip-hop, The Southpaw Players use live instruments rather than loops and synths. Their socially conscious lyrics analyze blue-collar life, incorporating humor and wry perception. Made up of keyboardist Ryan Wilson, guitarist Michael Sullivan, lyricist Rick Chyme, drummer Jacob Schaub, and bassist Coe Lacy, The Southpaw Players are adding a new flavor to the Grand Rapids music scene.

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Rock

  • reviewed 02/2008

    Spirit If...

  • reviewed 02/2013

    Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos, and Scars

  • reviewed 04/2005

    Robbers On High Street
    Tree City

  • reviewed 02/2007

    Various Artists
    Catch and Release (Soundtrack)

  • reviewed 04/2006

    The Concretes
    In Colour

  • reviewed 05/2011

    The Double Cross

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.