Despite their name, heavy rockers Manchester Orchestra are not from the UK. Hailing from Atlanta, the band started making music their senior year of high school in 2004. The son of a preacher, brainchild Andy Hull writes deep, soulful rock with a lick of southern flair. And then there’s that voice; nasally, crackly, and a little whiny, but in none of the ways that you’re thinking. Keep a look out for Andy Hull’s tweets as the band is currently recording their fourth album. If you’re digging this, be sure to listen to Andy Hull’s side project with Kevin Devine called Bad Books. Check out the song “Tony the Tiger” off their 2009 release Mean Everything To Nothing below. Read More…
Michigan Artist Spotlight
Jam of the Day
- April 17, 2014
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 6:00 am
Impact Alternative is heavier and more rock oriented. It's designed to keep you going through the night with artist you may or may not know.
The Music That Matters
Starts: 6:00 am
Ends: 8:00 pm
Playing our daily rotation of new, breaking and core music!
Starts: 8:00 pm
Ends: 10:00 pm
Do you love local music? Are you constantly going to shows and discovering new bands you had no idea lived just miles away from you? Well, you should be listening to The Basement!
The Basement is Impact 88.9FM’s local music show, featuring bands, artists, and entertainers from across the state of Michigan. We bring the diverse sounds of Michigan and deliver them right to your earballs with such vim and vigor it’ll leave you spinning in your non-swivel chair. From the all-out Rock of Detroit, experimental stylings of the west, to the rootsy folk of northern Michigan, the Basement has all your music needs covered. From MSU natives Frontier Ruckus and The Hard Lessons to Detroit greats like Iggy Pop and Jack White, let us soothe that nagging itch of new music and comfort your longing soul for the great Michigan songs of years passed.
Thee Hourz O' Power
Starts: 10:00 pm
Ends: 2:00 am
BANG! YOUR! HEAD!!!
Are you ready to bang your head for 4 hours?
If you’re expecting your typical metal show, you’re looking at the wrong show. We’ll play what satellite radio won’t. Playing the heaviest metal from the 70’s all the way to the most obscure modern metal ranging from Bay City Thrash all the way to Scandinavian Black Metal. We don’t leave hardcore out either; anything from Black Flag and Minor Threat all the way to modern bands like Integrity, Converge, Vaccine and Xibalba will find their way on the airwaves.
The uninitiated metal can be known to have been started during the time of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. This transitioned into what is known as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, featuring bands such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. This influenced Thrash Metal, which in turn influenced Death and Black Metal. Every new metal genre searches for a heavier and more aggressive sound. We aim to get the full spectrum for you.
From its existence starting in the 90s, Thee Hourz O Power, Lansing’s premier metal show, has consistently delivered heavy music and always will!
- April 18, 2014
Starts: 2:00 am
Ends: 6:00 am