In mid-March, upstate New York’s Take One Car played at Muskegon, Michigan’s recently opened DIY venue The Donut Hole (check it out if you’re ever on my side of the mitten). By sheer serendipity of being on spring break, I was able to catch the gig, my second TOC show. Read More…
People might consider East Lansing a college town before they consider it one of the arts. However, with the construction of the Broad Art Museum and a few other initiatives in the community there could be a new outlook for the arts in East Lansing. Miguel Martinez reports. Read More…
It’s the first T&T of the summer! All the kids are gone, the streets are quiet, but the Impact is still bringing you the best that Americana has to offer. Tonight, we’ve got some tickets to give away, new music from Dawes, Big Harp, She & Him and more!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
John Fullbright- Moving- From the Ground Up
The Steel Wheels- Whistle Blows- No More Rain
Lucero- When I Was Young- Women & Work Read More…
¡Feliz Cinco De Mayo! As you may have heard Devin will be spending her summer on a study abroad trip and I am the lucky one who gets to take her place! My name is Alyssa and tonight I’m bringing you some of my favorite tracks to relax to with summer in mind. Playlist after the jump.
Tonight on the blues, Eddie Burns, John Lee Hooker, and other artists bluesin’ it up from Detroit. Get Up!, the new album collaboration from Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite will be on the artist spotlight.
Cash Box Kings – That’s My Gal
Baby Face Leroy – My Head Can’t Rest Anymore
Albert King – Calling On My Darling
Nick Curran and the Nitelifes – Beautiful Girl
New York City native Sean Hayes has developed quite the knack for perfectly blending elements of rock, soul, and contemporary pop. Like Alex Clare without the money-grabbing dubstep parts, Hayes has been releasing groovy, folk-based acoustic rock since 1999. Hayes’ music is a mix between William Elliott Whitmore and Jason Mraz, where pop stylings and catchy hooks can be used in accordance with soulful vocals and gritty guitar lines. Check out the song “When We Fall In” off his 2010 album Run Wolves Run below. Read More…
Seattle’s Ravenna Woods are making waves in the indie scene. As experimental as they come, the mainly acoustic band has been able to gain some notoriety based on their punk style of guitar. Full of dark content and spastic guitarwork, Ravenna Woods creates an internal debate with every song. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to decide if you want to sit down and sulk or spring up and dance. Check out their song “In the World’ off their 2010 debut album Demons and Lakes below. Read More…
After a musical career lasting two decades, Modest Mouse has become a household name in indie rock. As the Seattle-based band progressed through their six albums and six EPs, their sound has been refined to a point of contention. They’ve managed, however, to keep their trademark sound: simple, yet progressive instrumentation, delicate song structures, and off-kilter vocals. Check out a song that got little attention “Spitting Venom” off their 2009 album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank below. Read More…
Tonight Mars hosts the Mayor of Jamtown, Co-Assistant-to-the-Video Director Jack Burk, the Legend Skotty Bell, and Rick Rubin! Follow along with the playlist live after the jump.