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The Pact – #35 – 6/16/14

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil this past Thursday and with already a weekend of soccer behind us, The Pact held its first ever show devoted mainly to soccer.

To begin the show, Fino and Faith welcomed Lansing United owner Jeremy Sampson as he watched the USA’s first match of the World Cup live at a local pub. Jeremy shed light on the recent successes of the local amateur soccer team both in the standings and in the team finances and the community.

United midfielder, Godwin Addai, then joined the panel a little farther into the game as USA led 1-0 at the beginning of the second half. Godwin grew up and played in Canada and Michigan, but his mother and father are from Ghana. As a fan of the Black Stars, Godwin gave a different perspective on the biggest game in USA soccer in the last four years.

To round out the show, panelist Austin Goodman called in to begin a debate on the Spurs dominating 4-1 NBA Finals victory over LeBron and the Miami Heat.

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Weekday Wrap Up

It’s that time of week again! Check out what some Impacters have been listening to this week and you might just discover something yourself!

Assistant Office Manager and Music Reviewer Sami Leonardo 

So I’ve been all about the new Sam Smith album. His voice is beautifully soothing and incredibly soulful. On the other side of the spectrum, I’ve been listening to the clipping album. It’s weird compilations of static and other strange effects that almost make it hard to listen to, but it’s worth it.

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The Vibe 6/14

 

Shinobi Ninja Thrift Shopping

Happy Father’s Day! Tonight on the Cultural Vibe Spenny Ray and Cjax interview Shinobi Ninja, kick it with A Tribe Called Quest, vibe with Chamillionaire and much more. Shinobi Ninja discusses playing SXSW, opening for George Clinton, and thrift shopping. If you have a thirst for cultured, musical, inter-generational Hip-Hop and R&B, look no further than tonight’s episode of the Vibe. Use #VibinDirty on twitter for the latest Vibe information. Follow our playlist below to keep up with the show!

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Pity Party 6/11/14

Here’s the playlist from tonight’s specialty show, Pity Party, with guest host Stacey Karl. Thanks to everyone that tuned in and listened!

The So So Glos – “Son of An American”

Northstar – “The Pornographers Daughter”

Mates of State – “Ha Ha”

The Format – “She Doesn’t Get It”

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Exposure 06.10.14

This week, Host Steven Rich takes a deeper look into various cities in Michigan, addressing their successes and issues. Guests include members of the Michigan Municipal League, the Muskegon Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Director of the Flint Institute of Arts, a micro-distiller in Lansing and a community member in Muskegon, Linda Vines.

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Big Scary Interview

Last week fellow Music Reviewer, Sami Leonardo, got the chance to catch up with the Australian music duo named Big Scary. During the interview, a variety of topics were covered ranging form the worst band names they’ve ever come up with as well as the fun moments they experienced at Sasquatch! Festival. Tom also enlightens listeners to what a “musical poo” is by his definition.

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The Pact – #34 – 6/9/14

This week marked a big show for The Pact with recent MSU football and basketball signings going down and with the seasons coming up faster than the panel expected.

Fino and Faith welcomed Dan Kilbridge of 247sports.com to discuss and debate the current signees of the 2015 football class (OG Kyonta Stallworth, OT Noah Listermann, CB Tyson Smith, QB Jayru Campbell and QB Brian Lewerke.).

As the conversation continued, it turned towards the current freshman football class of 2014 and Michigan State’s most recent signee, LB T.J. Harrell of Tampa, Fla.

The Pact wrapped up with a short debate about LeBron James’ “cramps” in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and his 35-points performance in Game 2.

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Weekday Wrap Up

It’s Friday! Keep on reading to see what some of us at WDBM have been listening to this week.

Music Review-Content Liaison Eric Finkler

So a couple weeks ago, Manchester Orchestra played in Grand Rapids with Kevin Devine and Balance and Composure. I was very familiar with Manchester’s album Mean Everything to Nothing, and just about that. Then I heard them perform Penascola from the album Simple Math and I can’t stop listening to the rest of their discography including their new album Cope which has split many of their fans. I will say I’m a huge fan of the opening tracks on Cope, but haven’t it hasn’t completely won me over yet, will update when I have confirmation.

News, Content, and Music Review team member Ian Wendrow

So I’ve been on a bit of a BADBADNOTGOOD kick lately, going through a bunch of songs they’ve produced with other groups like Tyler, The Creator and an awesome rap song featuring Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown. Their newest album, BBNG2, has been on steady rotation for most of this week Read More…

The Pact – #32 – 5/26/14

The panel welcomes a new producer as well as a host of heated debate topics to dig into this week.

The Pact lost the first and only producer of the show, Lou Divizio, as he moved up in the world. Jonathan Yales, takes over to lead the second generation of the show to new heights.

This week’s show began again with guest reporter, Zac Sweirad, to discuss the outcome of the MSU baseball’s season and the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

Zac sticks around for a heated debate on the Detroit Tiger’s 1-6 week and if anyone should worry about the seven-game slump by the second place Tigers.

The panel rounds out the show with a quick discussion on the NBA playoffs and who we see reaching and winning the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

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