Michigan’s own Jamaican Queens could be one of the biggest things to come out of Detroit since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr. With a unique mix of indie and electronic elements, JQ comes across as a blending of Hot Chip and dubstep. Their music is a pretty good representation of just how weird these fellas are, and if you’re really interested, check out the website (it’ll throw you for a loop). With their self-titled album being the first release in what will hopefully be a long career, the band has nowhere to go but up. Check out the video for the track “Kids Get Away” from their self-titled album below. Read More…
Tonight in sports as Game 6 fires up between the Detroit Redwings and the Chicago Blackhawks, Alex and Max discuss their progress. MSU football expenses discussed as well as the College football career of player turned rapper, Jay Harris. Also, the Tiger Woods-Sergio Garcia “feud” heats up the game of golf. NBA playoffs are also on the agenda with a review of the recent Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers Game.
Big Ten Football schedule is up for criticism and athletic budget also discussed. Exciting topics in hockey include Detroit Redwings in Game 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks and MSU alum Tory Krug ties Game 1 against the New York Rangers in his first Playoff appearance. Also, the Detroit Pistons predictions get under way.
I’ve been told not to meet my heroes. “Your heroes will disappoint you,” they say. “They won’t be heroic. They’ll be divas. They’ll be dull. Don’t do it, save that pristine image of how cool they are in your head!” Still, like a lot of good advice I’ve been given in my life – such as, “Don’t major in English,” and “Logan, get down from there!” – I chose to ignore it.
And, thank God, Travis Stever and Zach Cooper of Coheed and Cambria were some of the nicest, most gracious, and humblest dudes I’ve ever met.
Here’s something a little different. Tonight on the afterglow we’re airing our interview with Simon Postford of Shpongle. They’ll be performing this Friday in Detroit at the Majestic Theater, so if you’re into them you may be interested. I’ll be trying to head that way, and some other Impact people will be there too, so post in the comments if you want to meet up!
I’ve got plenty of great music to play after the interview too, so stay tuned for your regularly scheduled Afterglow. Playlist up live below.
We sat down to some breakfast with Chiddy Bang recently. They minded their manners (HA!).