Common Ground 2014: Photo Gallery

Common Ground 2014
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We sent our photographers to Common Ground Music Festival to conduct some field research on the facial appearances of artists during a performance. The evidence they collected proves that artists do indeed make the weirdest of faces on stage. We believe this strange effect to be a direct result of the passion musically inclined individuals feel while performing. But, our research continues.

Check out our gallery of enthusiastic facial expressions we captured during Common Ground Music Festival of artists like Say Anything, Big Sean, Dr. Dog and The Orwells.

 

Artists in Order: You Blew It, Say Anything, Circa Survive, Violent Femmes, The Wailers, Berner, Chevy Woods, Ace Hood, Machine Gun Kelly, Hitman & Dj Klaverflav, Big Sean, Jukebox the Ghost, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Dr. Dog, The Orwells, Royal Teeth, X Ambassadors, Fitz and the Tantrums, Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, Earth Wind & Fire

 

Photographers:

Adam Bussell – Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

Elisha Johnson – Wed, Fri

Julian Stall – Tues, Sun

Scot Wasserman – Sat

 

Torch & Twang

We’ve got a new live album from John Mellencamp, kicking it back to his balmy July 31, ’03 performance of Trouble No More. To hear more new music from the Americana scene, tune in at 10pm!


**PLAYLIST

Miles Tackett- Just What I Need- The Fool Who Wonders

Scott H. Biram- Slow & Easy- Nothin’ But Blood

Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants- Pop A Top- All Hat & No Cattle

Southern Culture On The Skids- The Little Things- Dig This

Tony Trischka- Promontory Point- Great Big World

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Ace Hood at Common Ground Music Festival

The sun peered from behind a gray sky as hundreds gathered in front of the enormous stage complete with jumbotrons on each side alerting those too far back to see the on stage antics. Any regular Friday, it’s place to relax by the Grand River while resting in the greenery underneath the shadows of a nearby Burger King, Rally’s and an urban loft complex which reminds you, even in the park, you aren’t too far from the city. That week, however, Adado Riverfront Park transformed itself into the setting of Lansing’s largest music festival.

To complete the picture of this perfect evening in the park with all of your closest strangers was “Bugatti” singer Ace Hood. Although Big Sean was billed as the top performer for Common Ground’s Friday line-up, Ace gave life to the crowd in his own way. Read More…

The Pact – #40 – 7/21/14

This week’s debate began once again with soccer, as Lansing United gave us no choice but to keep discussing their success as they head to New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls U-23 in the NPSL National Semifinals. In their inaugural season, United started in a league of 80+ and now sit in the final four, two wins away from at NPSL National Championship. Forward Brian Cunningham joined the panel to discuss the approach during the upcoming week, what it will be like playing away from the Lansing fans and what his plans after the season are.

The panel continued to roll right into MSU football for the first time in awhile, debating the relevancy of the watch lists and the Spartans who made a list or two. Each panelist proposed their strongest favorite to win a watch list and Fino makes it clear what he takes into account when reading the preseason lists.

Finally, with Rupert Murdoch’s recent $80 billion bid to purchase Timer Warner, the panel discusses what would change in the sports and entertainment world with Fox Sports 1 and ESPN and how they could become legitimate competitors.

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Interview: Alex Kerns from Lemuria

A decade in the making, Lemuria is a band from Buffalo, NY that pumps out album after 7″ after album of emotionally charged indie-rock/pop music. Just over a year ago, Lemuria released their newest album, The Distance Is So Bigand followed it with nearly nonstop touring of the US, Asia, the UK and Australia. Their most recent US tour started off with The Menzingers, Cayetana and PUP. By the time the band got to Ferndale, Michigan, they were finishing out their run playing with Kind Of Like Spitting – a band form Portland, Oregon that happened to have taken Lemuria out on tour back in 2006.

I got to sit down with Lemuria’s drummer/vocalist, Alex Kerns, before their show at the Loving Touch in Ferndale on July 12th. Read More…

Tame Impala – Live Versions

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Tame Impala‘s EP Live Versions was released on Record Store Day earlier this year. The EP is a collection of 9 songs picked by Kevin Parker himself (Tame Impala’s front man) recorded throughout the band’s career. The top selling vinyl is now streaming on Spotify. Check it out. Or else.

 

Exposure 7.22.14

This week, host Steven Rich talks with Kelly Young of the Capital Region Big Brothers Big Sisters organization about the group’s work in the area. We help Director Shannon Schmoll celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the MSU Abrams Planetarium, and MSU student Alex Moon surprises the Impact staff with a few of his pets. All this and much more.

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Asian Music Mondays 07/21/2014

Tonight we’ll hear songs with a traditional twist, including modern takes on traditional Asian folk songs and songs featuring traditional Asian instruments!

Facebook: Impact Asian Music Mondays
Twitter: @ImpactAMM

Mayer Kim 金美儿(김미아) feat. Joshua Kim 金贵晟(김구성) – ”Arirang / 아리랑”
Dae Jang Geum 대장금 – “The Call / 오나라”
Arirang 阿里郎 – “도라지 / Bellflowers”
Ba Sang 巴桑 – “Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau / 青藏高原”
Buren Bayaer 布仁巴雅 – “Meeting at the Mongolian Yurt /敖包相
Buren Bayaer 布仁巴雅 – “Buryat Mongolian Dance Music / 布里亚特蒙古族舞曲
Peng Liyuan 丽媛 – “Jasmine Flower / 茉莉花
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Skaters Interview

Impact sat down with New York natives and N64 enthusiasts, “Skaters” to discuss important political and world issues, all while popping some ollie’s in Tony Hawk Pro Skater.

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