LANSING—Remember the national championship that the Michigan State men’s basketball team won in 2000?
Mateen Cleaves was a centerpiece that season. And now he is contributing to the Lansing community in a different way.
We sent some photographers to the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI to capture the tunes and bring the experience to your screen. Check out photos after the jump for pics from performances during the last three days of the festival, featuring MGMT, The Avett Brothers, and Ludacris, plus local favorites such as BLATpack, Frontier Ruckus, and more!
When Brooklyn composer and score writer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, now known as San Fermin, graduated from the Yale College of Music, it took him six weeks to write and record an album. The album is (as Ludwig-Leone puts it) “a pastiche of post rock, chamber pop, and contemporary classical composition.” What resulted is an energetic and thoughtful amalgamation of top indie rock bands. Though a very creative and well-arranged album, it ends up sounding a lot like Dirty Projectors with some Lana Del Rey vibes thrown in. Either way, it’s a great listen. Check out the first single off the self-titled album (out September 17th) below.
There’s a full house tonight on Sit Or Spin! Follow along with the playlist below and help pick the music that gets played at our station!
Tonight we’re exploring the roots of modern day Korean pop music, from folk to trot, from rock to rap, you’ll discover K-pop is about much more than just music. We’re taking a look at the political and historical forces that influenced early K-pop!
Yang Hee Eun – “아침 이슬 / Morning Dew”
Yang Hee Eun performed this song in 1970; it was written by the highly educated folk singer Kim Minki, who often incorporated politics into his lyrics, writing about things such as North/South Korea relations, or the Americanization of South Korea. Read More…
Sure, we’ve all heard Psy’s “Gangnam Style” by now, but have you ever wondered how today’s Korean pop music came to be? Tonight from 8-10 PM, your host Elise takes you throw the modern history of Korean popular music, exploring the cultural and historical influences that shaped modern K-Pop.
Hear from artists like Seotaiji and Boys, H.O.T, S.E.S, Shinhwa, Fin.K.L, Drunken Tiger, Rain, and more! (Also, learn what all those letters stand for!) You’ll be surprised by how many players have already been in the K-Pop game for years, and the American influence that has had a lasting effect on Korean popular music. Don’t miss the Asian Invasion, tonight, Monday July 29th, from 8-10 PM EST!
Wanna win free tickets? Better yet, wanna win free tickets to STS9 and Umphrey’s McGee playing TOGETHER at Meadowbrook Music Festival in Rochester on Sunday, August 18th? Well, you’re in luck because Devin is giving away two pairs each week leading up to the show! Doesn’t get much better than that! Call in at 517-884-8989!
EAST LANSING—The Penn State scandal, steroids in baseball and NCAA violations.
They have plagued schools, teams and athletes—present and future. But could they have been avoided?