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Exposure 7.16.13

We wrap up Common Ground Music Festival with an audio diary from Impact’s Miguel Martinez. Music artist ZZ Ward talks about her music and her inspiration. Common Ground Marketing Director Jenna Meyer also joins Exposure. Later on the show, Host Abbie Newton speaks with Michigan State University professor Troy Hale about a weather balloon he launched in space. Lastly, MSU Salsa Club member Zac Tomczyk teaches us the steps behind the passionate Salsa dance.

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Hidden In Plain View – Garden Statement

The now defunct pop-punk/screamo band Hidden In Plain View were one of New Jersey’s biggest pride and joys. The instability of the band caused them to release three EPs and one full-length, all on different labels, and eventually led to their split in 2007. It was the clean and consistent harder edge to their pop-punk style that set them apart from most. With dual vocals and a great rhythm section, they had what it takes to make it big. Check out the track “Garden Statement” off their 2005 album Life In Dreaming below (sorry for the lame video). Read More…

Ludo – Love Me Dead

Oh sweet, sweet youth. Remember this song? St. Louis’ Ludo had our hearts rocking and angst raging with this track released in 2008. If you’re crossed or heart broken, just sit back and let Ludo do your thinking for you. Not to mention a very entertaining accompanying music video. Listen to the track below, and be sure to check out their latest 2010 release Prepare the Preparations. Read More…

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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