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Exposure 9/17/13

Today on Exposure, host Abbie Newton talks to two Michigan State professors about their research. First, Professor Scott Imberman in the Department of Economics speaks about the significance of the spillover effect of bilingual education. Then professor Bruno Basso from the Department of Geological Studies discusses the importance and usage of MSU’s first unmanned drone. Abbie takes a step outside the studio to talk to Tim Dempsey, East Lansing Planning & Community Development Director, about the city’s proposal to limit the number of seats served alcohol downtown after 12 a.m. Exposure welcomes Old Town Blues Fest Coordinator Ty Liggons to the studio to speak about the 9th year of the festival. Matchette & Frog, a band that will be featured at Blues Fest, also visited the studio. Lastly, we highlight MS80, a band of local high school students that will play at The Loft this weekend.

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The Basement – 9/12/13

Hey all! Thanks for tuning in and thanks to Wayne Szalinski, The Bard Owls, and Dizzy Dearest for coming in and hanging out with us tonight. Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle – St. James Infirmary Blues

The Mantons – One Long Overdrive

Dizzy Dearest – Back Molar Dream Sequence

Dizzy Dearest – Slow Motion Loser

Dizzy Dearest – John and Jane’s Song

The Plurals – Morning Lecture With the Professor

Jake Down & the Midwest Mess – Shipwreck Part One (When We Sank)

A Band Called Mithras – I Know What I Know

Wayne Szalinski – Thanks for Nothing Becky Gelke

Wayne Szalinski – Sweetness

Wayne Szalinski – Some Collagist

Decades – Come In

Decades – Tear You Up

The Bard Owls – No Tracks

The Bard Owls – The Blackest Crow

The Bard Owls – Red Road

The Bard Owls – Blue House

Exposure 9/3/13

Tonight of the first Exposure of September, host Abbie Newton talks with Carl Borchgrevink, a Michigan State University professor, about a class that explores the history, tastes, and fancy of wines. Carlee Henderson of VIM Magazine also visits the studio to speak about Michigan State’s only fashion magazine on campus. Later on the show, we speak about Spartan Remix and Student Ticket Day at the Wharton Center. 

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Flashback 9/6/13

Flashback tonight was all about oldies that celebrate September and the coming change of seasons:

1. September – Earth, Wind & Fire

2. Keep It Comin’ Love – KC & The Sunshine Band

3. September In The Rain – Dinah Washington

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The Basement – 9/5/13

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

PK Fire – The Flood Came

Earl Grey – Single-Celled Organism

Eleanor Quigley – Out the Window

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Jacuzzi Boys – Double Vision

Miami, Florida’s alternative sensation Jacuzzi Boys are back with their brand new, self-titled album due out September 10th. Breezy vocals soar over zip guitar lines, laser-like keys, tambourines, and hand claps while groovy bass lines keep the album flowing from song to song. A lazy feel to the lo-fi indie makes Jacuzzi Boys a nice, relaxing listen while allowing the listener to reflect on the past, present, and future. Check out their new single “Double Vision” off their upcoming September 10th release Jacuzzi Boys below. Read More…

The Silent Years – Someone To Keep Us Warm

With the recent success of the Detroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr, it’s important to think about history. The two members met while recording some music for Joshua Epstein’s former band, The Silent Years. One of the best acts to ever come out of Royal Oak, Michigan, the four piece’s groovy indie rock paved the way for your favorite hits now. While they are not completely dissolved, The Silent Years are on an official indefinite hiatus until Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr. is done being so busy. Check out the song “Someone To Keep Us Warm” off their 2006 self-titled album below. Read More…

Okkervil River – It Was My Season

Austin, Texas’ indie rock darlings Okkervil River are back with their seventh album The Silver Gymnasium, out September 3rd on ATO records. Many out there are waiting with bated breath to see if their first album not to be released through Jagjaguwar Records will be different, but if the rest of the album is anything like their first single, fans need not worry. Though they may have turned the intricacies down a bit, they still have a way of making your heart beat to the tempo and tune of their songs. Check out the song “It Was My Season” off their upcoming album The Silver Gymnasium below. Read More…

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