Tonight, Lansing favorites Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers and Kim Vi & the Siblings are preforming alongside Big Sherb at the Loft. Tickets to the show can be found online and at the door. Steven sat down with both band leaders to chat about music, the internet and MMA. For the full interview with Joe and Kim, check out this week’s Exposure, Tuesday at 7PM.
By Daniel Rayzel
On Saturday, October 11th, the REO town district will be hosting an album release party for The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle’s (LUVS) upcoming album, ”Dream Machine.” REO Town President, Ryan Wert, describes the upcoming event as a combination of a “CD release show and [a] preview of the Robin Theater,” which will be opening this coming spring.
Two shows will take place in the evening, one at 6:30pm and another at 9:00pm, both featuring not only a live performance of the new album and past hits by The LUVS, but also a local food truck parked outside the new theater that will be serving dinner. Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale will be brewing beer for the album release, including special run of “LUVS Dark Lager”. All proceeds from beer sales at the event will go to the REO Town Commercial Association.
Lindsay Gluf, the band’s Mallet Percussion player and Communications Manager (and IMPACT Alumni!), spoke with us about the band and its history. The LUVS consists of a total of 14 members that put on a vaudeville era style show, consisting of 11 musicians and three puppeteers. Their sound pulls its influence from Eastern European culture, as well as New Orleans and “gypsy blues,” as Lindsay described. The band was formed a few years back when the band’s lead singer, Dylan Rogers, was in his own one-man band, featuring a kick drum, kazoo, and guitar. He then spotted Scott Smith playing his banjo from across the street, and the rest became 21st century vaudeville history.
Lindsay added that previous shows have had great reception, including one show in Curtis, Michigan that had female audience members wearing dresses that reflected the “flappers” of the early 20th century among other members of the packed venue. The group also performed in venues that embodied their music and its history, such as the Vista Theater in Negaunee and the Calumet Theatre in Calumet. While the LUVS have toured throughout Michigan in the past, Lindsay states there are no immediate plans to tour for the release of “Dream Machine,” due to the current unavailability of all 14 members. However, Lindsay noted that more performances at the Robin Theater in the spring are not unlikely for the group.
More information on The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, including photos, music, and ticket purchases, can be found at 517luvs.com.
DJ CJax goes solo for this week’s episode of the Cultural Vibe. Although DJ Spenny will be missing out on #SpennySaturday, the Vibe will still be jamming as hard as ever. Chill beats, hype tunes and dope rhymes will be the only things heard from 8pm-12am on WDBM. If you don’t want to miss this chance, tune in to 88.9 on the radio or listen online!
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This week’s guests are author Dan Mishkin; Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson; photographer Ernst Floeter; Jill Fritz of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected and Drew Youngedyke of Michigan United Conservation Clubs.
The Vibe tonight at 8pm on IMPACT 89FM. DJ CJax and DJ Spenny will interview Viper Record’s newest artist CF (Constant Flow). Tune in just before new music at 9 to catch the interview! Tonight’s new music at 9 features Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Hudson, Snootie Wild and more!
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This week’s guests are author Dan Mishkin; Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson; photographer Ernst Floeter; school board candidates Joy Gleason and Thomas Morgan; and board incumbent Guillermo Lopez.
This Saturday night there’s no place you’d rather be than #VibinDirty with the hosts of the Cultural Vibe from 8pm-midnight. Your hosts DJ CJax and DJ Spenny bring you some of the freshest, hip-est, hop-est jams of the week and of all time this episode. Listen in for New Music @9 to preview the hottest songs released during the week.
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This weekend the Cultural Vibe gives away Hoodie Allen tickets and pumps all the hype-est jams to power Spartan Football to victory! From A$AP Rocky to Amy Winehouse and new music from Sims, DJ Spenny and DJ CJax have got you covered tonight. Keep your Saturday night #VibinDirty with the Vibe team on WDBM from 8pm to midnight!
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By Aaron Martinez
During Tuesday’s East Lansing City Council meeting, the assembly approved a municipal partnership agreement to create the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority. The partnership with the City of Lansing aims to create a single unified set of regulations to help protect both riders and drivers from the often inconsistent regulatory rules. The authority documents also create new regulations for ridesharing services, like the apps Uber and Lyft, which will allow these services continue to operate in the Lansing area as other cities have threatened to eliminate them. This agreement came to be as the result of collaboration between East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.
The partnership agreement must now be approved by the Lansing City Council, and city leaders in both Lansing and East Lansing are confident that the measure will pass when it comes up for a vote in the near future.
Classes are in full swing at Michigan State and to celebrate, DJ Spenny and DJ CJax are celebrating with hometown hero rappers from across the Midwest. From Nikko Lafre in Minnesota to Tech N9ne in Kansas City, the home state of your favorite university will be well represented throughout tonight’s show. Also, new music at 9 is headlined by Gnosis, The Bug and The Souls of Mischief!
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