Spartan volleyball is the topic in a visit from MSU volleyball coach Cathy George and two time Big Ten volleyball defensive player of the year Kori Moster. Kirk Heinze talks with Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. Also, a conversation with MSU’s Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Stephen Hsu and Scott Westerman‘s reflections on Effecting Change. Read More…
Satan – (Into the Fire) Trial By Fire
Judas Priest – Battle Cry
Mastodon – Ol’e Nessie
Pity Party Playlist – 7/30/14
nai harvest – buttercups
somos – familiar theme
capn jazz – easy driver
dowsing – driving
little big league – lindsey
marietta – … so they left me at a gas station
algernon doll – sweet nothing
foxing – rory
moving mountains – seasonal
now, now – prehistoric
sundials – it stands a ground
you blew it! – the one with david (their van just got broken into/lots of stuff stolen, you can find out how to help out here)
leer – spring break
the hotelier – the scope of all of this rebuilding
We’ve got plenty of new never-before-heard tunes to share tonight, coming from the Ben Miller Band, Curtis McMurtry and more!
Scott H. Biram- Slow & Easy- Nothin’ But Blood
Lily & Madeline- Sounds Like Somewhere- Lily & Madeline
Jonah Tolchin- Midnight Rain- Clover Lane
Down By The River- Puss N’ Boots- No Fools, No Fun
Drew Kennedy- Age and Color- Wide Listener
“Headsgiving” by the New York band Porches is our Jam of the Day. It’s the first track off of their album Slow Dance in the Cosmos that was released last August. The track is slow but so groovy it will make you wanna shake your shoulders! If you’re into it they’ll be The Loving Touch in Ferndale August 3rd.
Words by Stacey Karl
London producer SBTRKT released “New Drop, New York” from his next album Wonder When We Land yesterday on BBC. The track borrows vocals from Ezra Koenig, lead singer of Vampire Weekend. The single has a significantly different sound from his self-titled debut album and instrumental EP, Transitions. “New Drop, New York” has more of a pop aura about it that is likely to be better received by the general public. Don’t worry though – that deep dancey beat we expect from SBTRKT still lingers in the background of the song.
Words by Shelby Doyle
I was introduced to the folk/punk duo Ghost Mice with their 2007 Andrew Jackson Jihad split album after spending months delving into AJJ’s extensive discography. Ghost Mice is made up of Chris Johnston and Hannah Jones both former members of pop/punk bands before switching to folk for more venue options when touring. Hannah switched from bass guitar to violin and thus the band was born. Johnston and Jones both have small, pretty, innocent voices which are strange to listen to as they talk about child molesting priests, but the juxtaposition of themes leads to a confusing calming yet infuriating mood after listening. Their split also includes a song about D&D called Critical Hit (which I had happened to listen to hours after playing my first bout of Dungeons and Dragons) and a happy song called Cementville about kid gangs and befriending enemies, not to mention their closing song named Please Quit Smoking, Mom.
Words by Eric Finkler
In 2010 Grimes hit the music scene by releasing her debut album Geidi Primes. Since then Claire Boucher or better known as Grimes has been hard at work producing her synthy pop/electronic music. Not only did Grimes kill it at Pitchfork this past weekend but she also showed off all of her hard work while winning over the crowd with her personality and voice. Grimes was the second to last performance of the night before Kendrick Lamar hit the stage. Her song Genesis was the last song of her set to win the crowd over. Not only does her music bring people of all varieties together but it also brought the people of Pitchfork together for one last time.
Words by Sami Leonardo
Photo by Eric White
Next Tuesday August 5th, the Michigan Primary election will decide the fate of Proposal 1. A personal property tax restructuring that may be more complex than it seems. MLive Reporter Fritz Klug has been covering this topic for weeks (Find his informative video here.) and joins host Steven Rich in the studio to help breakdown the proposed changed.
MSU Journalism student Nicole Igwe, a native of Nigeria, gives an in depth look at the conflicts surrounding Boko Haram and how she sees the US perspective of the conflict.
Deanna Hurlbert, the Director of the MSU LGBT Resource Center talks about the recent million dollar donation and the future of her facility.
And finally, Dan Bollman gives up a construction update for the MSU campus.
Tonight we’ll hear new music from Taeyang and G-Dragon, Sistar, Homme, and tons of music out of Japan, China, and Taiwan!
Taeyang – “Stay with Me (feat. G-Dragon)”
Sistar – “Touch My Body”
Cyndi Wang 王心凌 – “My Curved Eyelashes / 睫毛弯弯”
Ra.D 라디 – “As Always / 그렇게“
Angela Chang 张韶涵 – “My Lost Happiness / 遗失的美好” (by request)
Verbal Jint – “Just Another Rapper (feat. San E, Swings) / 반도의흔한랩퍼”
Jaurim – “Dancing Star”