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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

 

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…

Common Ground Brings Back MSU Memories for Big Sean

He started off the night with his love for Lansing and Detroit. Later, he exclaimed his love for Michigan State University.

For Sean Anderson, otherwise known as “Big Sean,” Common Ground in Lansing was his homecoming. He cherished all of the moments and people attending the concert.

“Lansing, MSU, Detroit…ya’ll are in my family or my clique,” he said. Read More…

VIDEO PREMIERE: Circa Survive Interview @ Common Ground

We were so excited when we heard that we would have the chance to sit down with Circa Survive. In the video, Anthony Green and company talk about what they wanted out of their band and much more.

For more Circa Survive:
www.circasurvive.com
www.facebook.com/CircaSurvive
circasurvive.bandcamp.com

Common Ground Photo Recap

We sent some photographers to the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI to capture the tunes and bring the experience to your screen. Check out photos after the jump for pics from performances during the last three days of the festival, featuring  MGMT, The Avett Brothers, and Ludacris, plus local favorites such as BLATpack, Frontier Ruckus, and more!

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Exposure 7.16.13

We wrap up Common Ground Music Festival with an audio diary from Impact’s Miguel Martinez. Music artist ZZ Ward talks about her music and her inspiration. Common Ground Marketing Director Jenna Meyer also joins Exposure. Later on the show, Host Abbie Newton speaks with Michigan State University professor Troy Hale about a weather balloon he launched in space. Lastly, MSU Salsa Club member Zac Tomczyk teaches us the steps behind the passionate Salsa dance.

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Thanks all for tuning in to our ode to Common Ground, and thanks to Bennett and Lights and Caves for coming in and hanging out! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Mike Mains & the Branches – Rush You

Mike Mains & the Branches – Beneath Water

Flint Eastwood – Billy the Kid

Flint Eastwood – Can You Save Me?

Bennett – Home For Now Read More…

Exposure 7.09.13

Host Abbie Newton breaks down the political turmoil and conflict in Egypt with Russell Lucas, who is a Michigan State University Associate Professor of Arabic Studies and Co-Director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities. East Lansing cellist and soprano Marta Bagratuni joins Exposure to talk about her music and perform a few pieces. We revisit A2B Bike Share, a company started by two University of Michigan Students that is coming to Lansing in August. Lastly, Abbie speaks about Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing.

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