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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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The Basement – 7/4/13

Thanks all for tuning in and happy 4th of July! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Simien the Whale – Keep On Marching

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys – Tied Down to You

Patchwork – Boring Song

Wavvy Hands – Ceramics

Amateur Anthropologist – You Say That I’m Selfish (Yeah, I Know)

The Fencemen – Rented Rooms

The Crane Wives – New Colors Read More…

The Basement 6/27/13

Thanks all for tuning in! Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Decades – Grand Haven

Chain of Lakes – Asylum

Fawn – Hip Parade

Dragon Turtle – Island of Broken Glass

The White Stripes – Hotel Yorba Read More…

Gogol Bordello – Lost Innocent World

Manhattan’s Gogol Bordello are back with yet another album, this marking their sixth full-length. The gypsy-folk punk band maintain their sound while slowing things down a bit and taking another look at song structure. After the band’s recent successes in the music industry, the new album out July 23rd could be a very important step to solidify new listeners. Check out the track “Lost Innocent World” off the upcoming album Pura Vida Conspiracy below. Read More…

Kitten – G#

Despite the level of cute that their name suggests, Los Angeles’ Kitten doesn’t make sweet and bubbly indie pop, but some pretty gnarly electronic-infused rock. The soft female vocals mixed with over-fuzzed instrumentation sitting atop a bed of ethereal beats and nosies makes for an interesting listen. Plus, it’s pretty easy to rock out to. Check out their song “G#” off their 2012 release Cut It Out EP below.

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Bosnian Rainbows – Torn Maps

Ever since The Mars Volta broke up, I’ve been waiting to see what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is going to do with his life (besides his disappointing solo career). Well here it is: Bosnian Rainbows. Formed out of El Paso, Texas, Bosnian Rainbows do a perfect job of mixing Rodriguez-Lopez’s signature sound with electronic elements and female vocals to make quite an original sound (think The Dead Weather meet The Strokes). Check out the track “Torn Maps” off their 2013 debut album Bosnian Rainbows below. Read More…

Boards of Canada – Cold Earth

With their first album in eight years, Scotland’s electronic act Boards of Canada have had their listeners on quite the anticipation ride. After anonymously releasing a short clip of music and spread rumors that it might be theirs. With this clip came a six-digit code, though its purpose was unknown. Over the following few months, more codes were released through outlets such as BBC, Adult Swim, and NPR. Their website wouldn’t allow access to anyone without a password, which was also unavailable. Once the user entered all six codes, it revealed a video announcing their new album. So after all that work, is it really worth it? Short answer: yes. Check out the track “Cold Earth” off of Tomorrow’s Harvest below. Read More…

The Basement – 6/20/13

Thanks all for tuning and thanks to Academy4, Jory Stultz, and Kyle Pentecost for coming in and hanging out.

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Nathan Alan – For the Wolves

Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys – Could Be Me

Haunted Leather – Midnight Women

Academy4 – Poison Read More…

Andy Hull, Jesse Lacey, and Kevin Devine – Jesus Christ

What happens when Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra), Jesse Lacey (of Brand New), and Kevin Devine get three acoustic guitars, sit down in a bar in Long Island, NY in front of under a hundred people, and play music with no real direction in mind? The answer is a lot of craziness, forgetting lyrics, making fun of each other, and, of course, artistry. Artistry exemplified by an impromptu folk cover of Brand New’s popular song “Jesus Christ.” Check out some footage of that song below. Read More…

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