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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…

Torch and Twang 4/2/13

Tonight on T&T we bring you all the usual Americana favorites, talk about a few killer shows happening in the Mitten, and play some new music from Steve Martin, Nora Jane Struthers, Deadstring Brothers and more!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Ben Sollee- DIY- Half-Made Man

Caitlin Rose- Everywhere I Go- The Stand-In

The Steel Wheels- Kiss Me Like A Stranger- No More Rain

Punch Brothers- New York City- Who’s Feeling Young Now? Read More…

Torch and Twang 3/26/13

Local punk band Frank and Earnest, who will be opening for Lucero at The Loft this Wednesday, stop by the studio, as well as T&T favorites The Whiskey Pickers, who are headlining Mac’s Bar on Saturday! Plus, new music from Steve Martin, Nora Jane Struthers and more!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Lucero- Women & Work- Women & Work
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Annie and the Beekeepers- My Bonneville- My Bonneville

The Lost Brothers- Hey Miss Fannie- The Passing of the Night Read More…

Jeff Pianki’s “Paper Window” Revisited

Now make no mistake, as a junior in college, I have the hometown visit down to a science. I have my personal rituals when I return to my home in Sterling Heights; I see particular people, I eat at particular restaurants, I drive down particular roads to particular places.

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Torch and Twang 3/19/13

Tonight on Torch & Twang we’re going to talk upcoming concerts (including some giveaways!). We’ve also got killer new music to feature at 10 o’clock!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Josh Ritter- In Your Arms Again- The Beast In Its Tracks
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Sara Watkins- Lock & Key- Sun Midnight Sun

Ben Sollee- Whole Lot To Give- Half Made Man

Glen Hansard- High Hope- Rhythm and Repose Read More…

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