The Right Now – I Can’t Speak For You

A sound as big as that of The Right Now could only come out of Chicago. Mixing elements of big band, soul, and indie rock has never sounded so genuine and down-to-earth. The strong female lead is enough to drive the song itself but being backed up by catchy, yet sophisticated instrumentation definitely doesn’t hurt. Check out the track “I Can’t Speak For You” off their 2012 National Record Stay Day release Gets Over You below, which you can download for free at their bandcamp. Read More…

City Pulse 06/12/13

Andy Balaskavitz interviews Dave Sheets (Discount Dave’s Buy-It-Rite) and Noel Heikkinen (Riverview Church) about an interest in property and the rejuvenation of REO Town in South Lansing. MSU Urban Planning Professor Mark Wilson talks about the Grand River Avenue Corridor and plans to turn the vacant Barnes and Noble into something useful. Last but not least, Dr. Renee Canady of the Ingham County Health Department and Valerie Anderson with the Capital Area Health Alliance are interviewed about a new initiative.

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The Basement – 6/13/13

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

Pink Lightning – The Finder

The Skies Revolt – Germaine Throws It Up

The Second Guess – Washed Up Honey

Terrible Twos – A Word and A World

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Accidental Blues Playlist 06/12/13

Tonight’s we’re spotlighting Anthony Gomes and his new album …Before The Beginning. Blues rock and other classic are on the menu tonight, as wel as the powerful style of Michael “Iron Man” Burks, Eddy Clearwater, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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Eric Clapton – Hoochie Coochie Man – From The Cradle

B.B. King – Never Make A Move Too Soon – The Ultimate Collection

Otis Rush – She’s A Good ‘Un (Alternate Take) – 1956-58: His Cobra Recordings

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Grouper – Vital

Grouper is Liz Harris, Portland, Oregon-based multi-instrumentalist and experimental folk artist with a penchant for echoes and ambience. The big, roomy, nearly atmospheric brand of folk is reminiscent of newer Bon Iver and Deerhunter. With eight albums in as many years, Liz Harris is one of the most consistent artists out right now. Plus, with widely recognized support from acts such as Animal Collective and Xiu Xiu, it’s going to be hard not to garner some attention. Be sure to check out the Grouper song “Vital” off her 2013 album The Man Who Died In His Boat below. Read More…

Exposure 06/11/13

Tonight on Exposure, Abbie Newton goes in the field to tour the new Old Town General Store with owner Rhea Van Atta. Michigan State University Associate Professor in Psychology Devin McAuley and Department of Psychology Chair Juli Wade talk about how Australian songbirds are broadening research on stuttering in humans. Also on the show, Spartan alumni Arro Verse speaks about her new song, “Marry Me” and her life as a Los Angeles independent artist. Lastly, former Marine sniper and now Michigan State student, Logan Stark, chats about his documentary film and experience in the military.

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