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Common Ground

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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Torch and Twang 6/25/13

Torch and Twang brings you the usual americana greatness tonight, plus we’ll discuss a few concerts coming up this week, and even have some giveaways!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

The Lone Bellow- Green Heart and a Heart of Gold- The Lone Bellow
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Nathan Alan- Don’t Change, My Plans- Looking For Tomorrow, Today

Pokey LaFarge- Central Time- Pokey LaFarge Read More…

Torch and Twang 6/18/13

Torch & Twang is live tonight with local indie-folk musician Nathan Alan, whose new record, Looking For Tomorrow, Today drops this Friday! We also have a ton of great new music, including new records from Pokey LaFarge, Guy Clark, John Fogerty and more! And so many giveaways, your head might explode!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Ivan & Alyosha- Be Your Man- All The Times We Had

Ivan & Alyosha- Fathers Be Kind- All The Times We Had Read More…

HHour: Common Grounds, July 4th Sandwiches, East vs. West, & Google Plus is Confusing

Following a rundown of J-Wize’s 4th of July fun with making sandwiches with Diego and hanging at Earthwork Farm,  Jon professes a love of fireworks. Diego calls in, and his mind-control device fails, just as Koz calls in to stoke the fireworks of east coast vs. west coast. We talk to the organizers of the common ground festival about their variety of acts (including Verve Pipe, Rick Springfield, and LL Cool J, among others), as well as their brand new variety of APPS (for iPhone and Android devices)! Also we try and  figure out what Google Plus is. We fail.

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