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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…

The Vibe 7/12

This weeks edition of The Vibe kicks off with an hour of some prominent diss tracks from past and present feuds in hip-hop. From Nas’s “Ether” to Ice Cube’s “No Vaseline”, we got you covered. Also, we have new music at 9pm featuring Green Seed, George Tandi Jr, and some Young Money tracks. Follow along with our playlist to keep up with the show!  Read More…

The Vibe 7/5

Tonight from 8-midnight on the one and only Cultural Vibe DJ Spenny and Dj Cjax declare independence from main stream and major record labels. In response to the constant usurpation of their power, your favorite Impact hip-hop tag team is playing only independent artists for the entire four hours of their broadcast.

Also in celebration of Independence Day, they will be giving awaya pair of tickets to see Big Sean, Juicy J, Machine Gun Kelly and more at Common Ground Music Festival next week! Tune in to find out how to win and view the rules below! Read More…

Sales – Vow

This is a new two-piece that’s been putting out singles somewhat randomly all year. Their songs remind me slightly of Real Estate if they had a cutesy, low-toned, female vocalist. This band, SALES, just finished a tour on the east coast – some dates with Gems and Hundred Waters. Hopefully they tour more and put out a full length soon because I can’t get enough of these singles. They’re superb for relaxing and reflecting in the summertime. Check out “Renee” and “Chinese New Year” if you want to hear more smooth songs from these chill cats.


Words by Michelle Feghali

Ben Frost – Nolan

Ben Frost is a lot of things and boring is not one of them. Recently he released a brand new album called Aurora that features a lot of experimental instrumental music. This song Nolan is perfect for so many reasons, one being the fact that this song is broken down into many different segments that makes it seem like you’re listening to multiple songs. This is perfect headphone music, once it encloses you in its grasp it grabs a hold of you and takes you to a whole different world of music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gig7e5lwOEp

Words by Sami Leonardo

The Vibe 6/28

 

rittz

Tonight on the Cultural Vibe, CJax and Spenny have a special treat. They will be giving away tickets to see Rittz tomorrow night! Tune in to find out the special trivia question in order to win. Spenny also talks to Raz Simone who will be opening tomorrow’s Rittz show at The Loft! Also don’t forget about their special Independence Day celebration next week which will include hours of independent artists and tickets to Common Ground Music Festival. The giveaway contest begins today. The rules to win are below. Read More…

Weekday Wrap Up

Check out what music has been going through the ear holes of some of your favorite Impact staff members this week!

Assistant Program Director Jacob Richards

Philadelphia dream pop/shoegaze band, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, just dropped an amazing new album called Sea When Absent, which has been rotation all week for me. While listening to this LP it’s hard to imagine that the band was actually never together at the same time during the recording, but at the same the the recordings feel just disconnected enough for it to be real. Early released tracks “Byebye, Big Ocean (The End)”, and “In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)” had my hopes very high for the full length, but it did not disappoint. As you delve further in this thing, allowing the ethereal vocals and hazy instrumentals to overcome you, you realize that this album wasn’t made to make you sad, it was made to help you when you’re feeling down and bring you back up with it’s huge choruses and bright, gleaming synth leads. At least, that’s what it did for me. Read More…

Bleached – For The Feel

Bleached just released the A side to their new 7inch record that will be released September 16th on Dead Oceans. It’s called “For The Feel” and it’s going to be your new favorite song to cruise in your car with all the windows down. It’s upbeat, catchy and features a killer guitar solo which lands it in our spot as the Jam of the Day. If you missed it, last year we did an interview with Jennifer Clavin of Bleached that you can check out here!

Words by Stacey Karl

Photo by Natalie Neal

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