It’s always great to see a band showcase their all-around musicianship by completely switching up genres. Pg. 99, a hardcore/metal group, decided they wanted to make some heavy-hearted indie-folk and set out to do just that. Pygmy Lush throws around pendulum-esque guitar riffs over hammering beats, allowing vocals to soar easily overhead. Great music for early mornings and after rough days, Pygmy Lush is just the thing you need to soothe your sorrows. Check out “Yellow Hall” below. Read More…
Taken from the Neutral Milk Hotel song of the same name, Communist Daughter plays an interesting blend of folk and post rock that results in a heavy, yet upbeat sound. Dueling male/female vocals over ambient guitars and driving bass make these guys perfect for rainy days and iphone alarm clocks.
Psych-folk rockers Blitzen Trapper have been a Sub-Pop band since 2007 and have released four albums since. The catchy grooves and bluesy twang mixes with elements of psychedelic rock that cause them to sound like a modern-day Lynyrd Skynyrd or even CCR. Simple and accessible, yet rich and full, Blitzen Trapper provides the straight-forward, electro-infused southern rock to make any sunny drive an adventure of life and the soul.
Brooklyn-based A Great Big Pile of Leaves is the most fun you can have listening to music. From the intricate, yet soothing verse lines to the jovial, impossibly happy choruses, their songs delve into the concepts of nostalgia and the inner-workings of the human brain. The only people who can’t like this band are misanthropes and fools.
City Pulse Live’s Year-End Wrap-Up Show kicks off with a discussion of the year’s biggest stories with Kyle Melinn. Berl and Andy then talk with Ari Adler, spokesman for Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, Lynn Martinez, Former Lansing Democratic State Representative, Walt Sorg, City Pulse Columnist/Contributor, and Susan Demas, MIRS writer and MLive blogger, about what’s in store for 2013.
On this week’s Exposure, Mae Kuykendall, Co-Director of E-Marriage, discusses the increase in Michigan support for same sex marriage. Impact’s Lauren Godlesky takes a look at campus life without a cafe pass. Ted Kindig talks about his interesting submission to The A.V. Club’s Parameter Short Film Contest. Emanuelle sits down with Colin Marshall and Josh Michaels to discuss their Thrive With Less project. Impact’s Lindsay Benson talks with Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Aileen Gow about their LED Holiday Light Exchange. Finally, Impact Reporter Abbie Newton gives us a sneak peak of MSU a capella group The Spartan Dischords‘ annual holiday concert.
Impact’s Abbie Newton reports on Michigan liquor control codes changing. Phil gardner, a report author, discusses msu’s annual recruiting trends report. Luke Hackney and Holly Johnson of Lansing Art Works talk about fostering the community through art. Ken Whitinger of Shop Local Lansing discusses Black Friday shopping.
Bruce Venden Bergh, a Professor of MSU’s Department of Advertising, summarizes the political ad season. Lauren Godlesky, Impact Reporter, talks about the effect of political ads on MSU students. Impact Reporter Micaela Colonna discusses Republicans on campus. Impact’s Gabby Saldivia reports on international students that can’t vote. MSU’s Spartan Sur is on to talk about Hindi-Fusion a capella. Carmen Scruggs, an MSU Reporter, gives MSU students’ advice for the future president. We call Abbie Newton and get the scoop on an Election Day Watch Party in Akers Hall. Impact Reporter Gabby Saldivia reports on who MSU students would consider their ideal candidate. Impact’s Carmen Scruggs discusses which presidential candidates are the most attractive. Impact Reporter Thea Card reports on political internet memes. Finally, Anjana Schoreder, another Impact Reporter, finds out how students would score the election if they got the chance.
Impact reporter Gabby Saldivia discusses reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Impact’s Anjana Schroeder spoke with a representative from the YouVote campaign. MSU RCAH Communications Manager Katie Wittenauer and RCAH student Julia Kramer talk about the RCAH Hunger Dialogues series. Susan Wood, Director of the East Lansing Film Festival joins us to talk about festival’s fifteenth year. Impact Reporter Thea Card breaks down Michigan’s ballot proposals. Impact’s Carmen Scruggs reports on how the appearance of a presidential candidate affects voter opinion. Kyle Muston and Ian Walker of GAFBO (Great American Fierce Beard Organization) as well as Mick Haley, founder of the Beardsmen of MSU, join us in studio to talk about No-Shave November. Impact’s Lindsay Benson reports on MSU’s spookiest buildings.