Fun – I Wanna Be the One

In another great example of Fueled By Ramen’s impeccable ability to ruin artists (see Gym Class Heroes, Fall Out Boy, Midtown, etc.), the decline in ambition and creativity Fun faced in between two albums is abundant. Compare the songs “Some Nights” and any song off Aim and Ignite and you’ll see what I mean. All we can do is shake our heads and be glad they had one amazing album before completely checking out and slacking off. Listen to the track “I Wanna Be the One” off their 2009 album Aim and Ignite below. Read More…

Accidental Blues Playlist 08/07/13

Tonight on the blues, featured artist Sean Costello and his fiery style to the blues. We’ll also include the likes of Joe Louis Walker, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and many more. We’re blues rockin’ til midnight with new music from Valerie June at 11:00 PM, our New Blues Hour.

8:00 PM

Sean Costello – Can’t Let Go – We Can Get Together

Dave Hole – Take Me To Chicago – Steel On Steel

Hound Dog Taylor – She’s Gone – Deluxe Edition

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City Pulse 8/7/13

This week, host Berl Schwartz has Kathie Dunbar, an incumbent for the Lansing City Council, on to talk about the election primaries. Later, Berl discusses the same subject with Walt Sorg, columnist for the Lansing City Pulse. Bill Castanier, writer for City Pulse, is on to talk with author Ted McClelland about his new book “Nothin’ But Blue Skies.” City Pulse’s Allan Ross sits down with Mark Roebuck and Dan Currie, the founders of Mac’s Bar Monday Comedy Night, to talk about their standup careers, Michigan comedy, and Mac’s weekly comedy night. Finally, Allan speaks with Paul Wozniak and Erin Buitendrop about the Pulsar Awards and Lansing Theatre.

 

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Flashback 7/26/13

For the last Flashback of July, Chelbucket was jammin’ fo’ real.  Here’s the mix:

1. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon

2. Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players

3. Fire Island – The Village People

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The Mynabirds – Disarm

Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn and company make The Mynabirds. This is what you want from female-front indie pop: instrumentals that aren’t cliche, a sweet voice that can be as sad as it can be quirky, and (most importantly) control over “cutesy” elements put into it. The result is some good, unapologetic indie pop that isn’t afraid to tell the listener that females can be sweet and badass at the same time. Check out the track “Disarm” off their 2012 album Generals below. Read More…

The Six Parts Seven – Falling Over Evening

Post-rock legends The Six Parts Seven may be on a hiatus currently, but their music still resonates widely. Easily some of the best music to listen to while studying, relaxing, falling asleep, or waking up, The Six Parts Seven doing a great job of making everything seem alright. From Kent, Ohio, soft guitar lines, waxing and waning horn sections, and a smooth, steady beat flow like a river, in through your ears, through the blood stream, and out with a sigh of relief. Check out the track “Falling Over Evening” off their latest album Casually Smashed to Pieces below. Read More…

MSU Quarterback Position Still in Question

Photo: Matthew Mitchell/MSU Athletic Communications

By Jennifer Swanchara

Impact Sports staff writer

 

During Football Media Day at Michigan State University on August 5, the coveted starting quarterback position was still in question.

After starting all 13 games last season, fifth-year senior Andrew Maxwell no longer appears to be a shoe-in this season after Connor Cook proved he is a strong candidate in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

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Flashback 8/2/13

Last week your Flashback host Chelbucket set a cruisin’ theme to kick off the final month of summer.

1. Tom Sawyer – Rush

2. Take the Highway – The Marshall Tucker Band

3. Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra

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Flashback 7/19/13

Our new Flashback host Chelbucket is bringing you the best of the oldies!  Check out her July debut playlist right here.

1. Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

2. In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry

3. Tequila – The Champs

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Natively Foreign – Contemplating Minds

Straight out of Spring Lake, Michigan, Natively Foreign are one of the most budding local bands around. With a perfect mix of alternative rock, indie, post rock, and a myriad of other genres, there’s no way these guys won’t blow up. Dark and gloomy vocals rest on a pendulum of upbeat and downtempo songs that span the ends of the human condition. Be sure to check out the track “The Forest.” Also, “Contemplating Minds” off their album Instincts Are Misleading below. Read More…

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