Dublin, Ireland’s BATS make some of the finest post hardcore that can no longer be found in the U.S. Rejecting the tired and repeated ways of American post hardcore, the band are able to keep the music heavy, catchy, gritty, and danceable all at the same time. With half-screaming, half-singing vocals and science-oriented lyrics, BATS may be one of the only bands you’ll ever see nerds dance to. Check out their track “Gamma Ray Burst” off their album Red In Tooth and Claw below. Read More…
Today DJ Riddle and The Vibe celebrates Father’s Day and Kanye West’s new album coming out on Tuesday. Check out the playlist and share it after the jump!
Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance
3 Inches of Blood – Destroy the Orcs
Mourning Wolf – Elmhaven Part II
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…
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.
Dads love the afterglow! Tonight I’ll be featuring a few tracks from the long awaited Boards of Canada Album: Tomorrow’s Harvest. Playlist coming at you live! Read More…
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.
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
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…