Post-hardcore band from Michigan. La Dispute (formed in 2004) is an American progressive post-hardcore rock band hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the U.S.
Formed of cousins Jordan Dreyer on vocals and Brad Vander Lugt on drums, La Dispute invited guitarists Kevin Whittemore and Derek Sterenberg, and bassist Adam Kool to complete the line-up. The band’s earliest performances came around the local area, largely in people’s front rooms and at the Division Avenue Arts Collective (local arts centre) in Downtown Grand Rapids. La Dispute released their debut EP “Vancouver” in 2006 marking the departure of Chad Sternberg who was replaced by his older brother Derek. The material was the only release La Dispute would make through Friction Records and the group didn’t consider themselves a serious band until the arrival of Adam Vass and departure of Derek Sternberg and Adam Kool.