Ace Hood at Common Ground Music Festival

The sun peered from behind a gray sky as hundreds gathered in front of the enormous stage complete with jumbotrons on each side alerting those too far back to see the on stage antics. Any regular Friday, it’s place to relax by the Grand River while resting in the greenery underneath the shadows of a nearby Burger King, Rally’s and an urban loft complex which reminds you, even in the park, you aren’t too far from the city. That week, however, Adado Riverfront Park transformed itself into the setting of Lansing’s largest music festival.

To complete the picture of this perfect evening in the park with all of your closest strangers was “Bugatti” singer Ace Hood. Although Big Sean was billed as the top performer for Common Ground’s Friday line-up, Ace gave life to the crowd in his own way. Read More…

The Pact – #40 – 7/21/14

This week’s debate began once again with soccer, as Lansing United gave us no choice but to keep discussing their success as they head to New Jersey to play the New York Red Bulls U-23 in the NPSL National Semifinals. In their inaugural season, United started in a league of 80+ and now sit in the final four, two wins away from at NPSL National Championship. Forward Brian Cunningham joined the panel to discuss the approach during the upcoming week, what it will be like playing away from the Lansing fans and what his plans after the season are.

The panel continued to roll right into MSU football for the first time in awhile, debating the relevancy of the watch lists and the Spartans who made a list or two. Each panelist proposed their strongest favorite to win a watch list and Fino makes it clear what he takes into account when reading the preseason lists.

Finally, with Rupert Murdoch’s recent $80 billion bid to purchase Timer Warner, the panel discusses what would change in the sports and entertainment world with Fox Sports 1 and ESPN and how they could become legitimate competitors.

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Interview: Alex Kerns from Lemuria

A decade in the making, Lemuria is a band from Buffalo, NY that pumps out album after 7″ after album of emotionally charged indie-rock/pop music. Just over a year ago, Lemuria released their newest album, The Distance Is So Bigand followed it with nearly nonstop touring of the US, Asia, the UK and Australia. Their most recent US tour started off with The Menzingers, Cayetana and PUP. By the time the band got to Ferndale, Michigan, they were finishing out their run playing with Kind Of Like Spitting – a band form Portland, Oregon that happened to have taken Lemuria out on tour back in 2006.

I got to sit down with Lemuria’s drummer/vocalist, Alex Kerns, before their show at the Loving Touch in Ferndale on July 12th. Read More…

Afterglow 7/20

Sit back, relax and let the soothing sounds of the Afterglow guide you into the week ahead. Get your downtempo fix this evening from 10pm- midnight!

10PM

All- Blackbird Blackbird

Time=Cause- Broken Social Scene

Maximalist- Baths

Marriage- Gold Panda

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Common Ground Brings Back MSU Memories for Big Sean

He started off the night with his love for Lansing and Detroit. Later, he exclaimed his love for Michigan State University.

For Sean Anderson, otherwise known as “Big Sean,” Common Ground in Lansing was his homecoming. He cherished all of the moments and people attending the concert.

“Lansing, MSU, Detroit…ya’ll are in my family or my clique,” he said. Read More…

Asian Music Mondays 07/21/2014

Tonight we’ll hear songs with a traditional twist, including modern takes on traditional Asian folk songs and songs featuring traditional Asian instruments!

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Twitter: @ImpactAMM

Mayer Kim 金美儿(김미아) feat. Joshua Kim 金贵晟(김구성) – ”Arirang / 아리랑”
Dae Jang Geum 대장금 – “The Call / 오나라”
Arirang 阿里郎 – “도라지 / Bellflowers”
Ba Sang 巴桑 – “Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau / 青藏高原”
Buren Bayaer 布仁巴雅 – “Meeting at the Mongolian Yurt /敖包相
Buren Bayaer 布仁巴雅 – “Buryat Mongolian Dance Music / 布里亚特蒙古族舞曲
Peng Liyuan 丽媛 – “Jasmine Flower / 茉莉花
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Skaters Interview

Impact sat down with New York natives and N64 enthusiasts, “Skaters” to discuss important political and world issues, all while popping some ollie’s in Tony Hawk Pro Skater.

Sit or Spin 7/20/14

Thanks for tuning into tonight’s Sit or Spin with guest host Stacey and panelists Steven, Megan, Ian and Andrew! Tonight we were into new music from White Fence, White Reaper, Joyce Manor, and Alvvays!

Earth Is The Loneliest Planet by Morrissey – Spin

Like That by White Fence – Spin

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The Vibe 7/19

Do you know what a “raplete” is? If you’ve been following the  #VibinDirty on twitter for the latest news about the Vibe you may be curious. Well no worries, your time to find out is here! Tonight for the first hour, we will be playing music made by some of your favorite athletes. From Shaq to Kobe we’ve got you covered in tonight’s episode. Feel free to call in a request to at 517-884-8989. The Cultural Vibe tonight, 8pm-12am!

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