Former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins on his brand new book: Game Changer: Faith, Football and Finding Your Way. MSU J-school alumnus and MLive Media Group Community Engagement Director Jen Eyer on how the state’s most visited news site goes about trying to capture our attention. Also, Ag Expo 2013, and profiles of two local green leaders: Lansing-based Friedland Industries and Mason-based Dart Container. Read More…
Tonight we feature artist Scott Ellison. We get Funky with Robert Cray, Bobby Rush, and others. Others from our pals past Oklahoma including the Mighty Mojo Prophets.
Scott Ellison – Whiskey & Run – Bad Case Of The Blues
Michael “Iron Man” Burks – Time I Came Out Of The Rain – I Smell Smoke
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperial – Natural Man – Head’s Up
Despite the level of cute that their name suggests, Los Angeles’ Kitten doesn’t make sweet and bubbly indie pop, but some pretty gnarly electronic-infused rock. The soft female vocals mixed with over-fuzzed instrumentation sitting atop a bed of ethereal beats and nosies makes for an interesting listen. Plus, it’s pretty easy to rock out to. Check out their song “G#” off their 2012 release Cut It Out EP below.
Torch and Twang brings you the usual americana greatness tonight, plus we’ll discuss a few concerts coming up this week, and even have some giveaways!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
The Lone Bellow- Green Heart and a Heart of Gold- The Lone Bellow
Nathan Alan- Don’t Change, My Plans- Looking For Tomorrow, Today
Pokey LaFarge- Central Time- Pokey LaFarge Read More…
Iron Maiden – Aces High
Savatage – By the Grace of the Witch
Sortilege – Sortilege
Manhattan’s Gogol Bordello are back with yet another album, this marking their sixth full-length. The gypsy-folk punk band maintain their sound while slowing things down a bit and taking another look at song structure. After the band’s recent successes in the music industry, the new album out July 23rd could be a very important step to solidify new listeners. Check out the track “Lost Innocent World” off the upcoming album Pura Vida Conspiracy below. Read More…
Hugh McDiarmid, Communications Director for Michigan Environmental Council and J. Peter Lark general Manager of the Lansing Board of Water and Light are in studio to chat about the first Co-Generation plant’s grand opening on Monday in REO Town. Berl also talks to Kyle Malin, Walt Sorg, and Scott Hagerstrom about the news that the Tea Party will not be backing Rick Snyder’s re-election.
Ever since The Mars Volta broke up, I’ve been waiting to see what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is going to do with his life (besides his disappointing solo career). Well here it is: Bosnian Rainbows. Formed out of El Paso, Texas, Bosnian Rainbows do a perfect job of mixing Rodriguez-Lopez’s signature sound with electronic elements and female vocals to make quite an original sound (think The Dead Weather meet The Strokes). Check out the track “Torn Maps” off their 2013 debut album Bosnian Rainbows below. Read More…