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Sean Hayes – When We Fall In

New York City native Sean Hayes has developed quite the knack for perfectly blending elements of rock, soul, and contemporary pop. Like Alex Clare without the money-grabbing dubstep parts, Hayes has been releasing groovy, folk-based acoustic rock since 1999. Hayes’ music is a mix between William Elliott Whitmore and Jason Mraz, where pop stylings and catchy hooks can be used in accordance with soulful vocals and gritty guitar lines. Check out the song “When We Fall In” off his 2010 album Run Wolves Run below. Read More…

Torch and Twang 5/7/13

It’s the first T&T of the summer! All the kids are gone, the streets are quiet, but the Impact is still bringing you the best that Americana has to offer. Tonight, we’ve got some tickets to give away, new music from Dawes, Big Harp, She & Him and more!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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John Fullbright- Moving- From the Ground Up

The Steel Wheels- Whistle Blows- No More Rain

Lucero- When I Was Young- Women & Work Read More…

Torch and Twang 4/30/13

Tonight, Torch & Twang plays tribute to Michigan music. Nothing but the Mitten for the first two hours! Tonight’s featured artist is Jeremy Quentin, better known as Small Houses!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Andy and the Pandys- Detroit City- Drink Up, Weary Soul
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Bennett- Days Are Running- A Brand New Start

Nathan K.- Leave Them- Dishes

Petal Shop- We Went A Walkin’- City Hymns Read More…

The Trouble With Templeton – Six Months In A Cast

Australia’s The Trouble With Templeton is one man with big ideas. Writing and recording all the parts, Thomas Calder mixes elements of indie rock, folk, and electronic music into one big, bright sound. Taking the name from an episode of The Twilight Zone, Calder has the vocal ability to match Muse and As Tall As Lions, achieving great power while maintaining a soft sound. Check out the song “Six Months In a Cast” off his EP Six Months In A Cast below. Read More…

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – We Don’t Call

San Francisco’s Thao & the Get Down Stay Down produce the kind of alternative folk-rock that proves to be creativity at its purest form. Genuine innovation is experienced, as each song is able to to introduce something new. Be it syncopated saxophones, ever-changing percussion sections, or a mix of production elements, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down manage to keep ears perked from start to finish. The Impact has a feeling that these guys are about to get real big, real soon. Check out their song We Don’t Call” off their 2013 release We the Common below. Read More…

Torch and Twang 4/23/13

Tonight, Torch and Twang brings you the best from the worlds of bluegrass, folk, alt. country, rockabilly and more! We also have a few ticket giveaways for y’all!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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JD McPherson- Scratching Circles- Signs & Signifiers

John Fullbright- Moving- From the Ground Up Read More…

Torch and Twang 4/16/13

Torch and Twang has a lot for you tonight! Some concerts to talk about, new music from Kim Richey, Patty Griffin, The Milk Carton Kids, Luke Winslow-King and more!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Shovels and Rope- Bad as Me (Tom Waits Cover)-Blue Series

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line- Party Line- Carnival

Annie and the Beekeepers- An Island- My Bonneville

Billy Bragg- I Ain’t Got No Home- Tooth & Nail Read More…

Why? – The Vowels, pt. Two

Yoni Wolf is known by many names. Why?, cLOUDDEAD, and Doseone are just a few of the acts that Wolf has attached his name to. The California-born alternative hip-hop purveyor has been known for making folk and indie rock-tinged hip-hop since 2004. Why? boasts a general eerie feeling, while mixing in inventive beats, imaginative lyrics, and Yoni Wolf’s trademark, Interpol-esque vocal twang. Four albums and three EPs in eight years (not to mention releases by his other projects) proves that Yoni Wolf is a busy man, and we’re all to gain from it. Check out the track “The Vowels, pt. Two” off their 2008 release Alopecia below. Read More…

Torch and Twang 4/9/13

Tonight, Torch and Twang brings you some old favorites, a few song you may have never heard and a ton of Michigan artists!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies

Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors

Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free

The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse

Dead Man Winter- Nicotine- Bright Lights Read More…

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