On March 5, 2013 Venezualan President Hugo Chavez died. One month later, Impact’s Micaela Colonna reports on how the country is handling Chavez’s death as well as what the MSU community thinks about the future of the country.
Tonight on Exposure, Abbie chats with two MSU law professors about same-sex marriage legislation and the issues surrounding it. Impact’s Michelle Feghali reports on Clean Water Action and their efforts to to protect Michigan’s lakes. We hear a breakdown of right-to-work in Michigan. Impact reporter Micaela Colonna explores the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez one month after. A professor from MSU’s college of engineering, talks about a grant the college received and new outreach efforts. The show concludes with a visit and performance from the Roial Improv Players. Read More…
Taylor Swift’s song “You Belong to Me” is my guilty pleasure of the week. This song is targeted to a much younger audience than myself and I don’t relate to its romanticized high school content. However, I always feel the need to sing it like I’ve just learned to drive and my braces have come off, among other teenage accomplishments.
Happy April everyone. This week Alex kicks off April in the D the way any show should, with news from your favorite Michigan Sports. The Tigers kicked off their season today against Minnesota(First Game Score)Alex also discusses the NCAA tournament as well as MSU hockey. Make sure to catch next weeks show with more updates from around sports as Alex brings you the latest in all things Michigan Sports.
When one hears the words “Gym Class Heroes,” one tends to think of Travis “Travie” McCoy, Fueled By Ramen, and pop songs about Myspace. There was a time before all of these things in which Gym Class Heroes ruled the indie-hip hop game. Their second album The Papercut Chronicles is incredibly thoughtful, sincere, and even a bit harsh at times, but it features a band of extremely talented guitarists, a bassist, and a drummer (no computer beats or samples in this one). Somewhere along the way, they seemed to get a bit lazy. Travis McCoy went from writing songs about luck, loss, love and depression to writing about Myspace, sleeping with your teachers, and taking your clothes off. Complicated beats and creative guitar lines shifted to played out computer beats and less interesting samples and melodies. Check out the song “Everyday’s Forecast” off their 2003 album The Papercut Chronicles below. Read More…
It’s hard to describe the sound of Chicago’s Bound Stems. They give an interesting perspective on noise/indie/pop rock that can only be compared to the likes of Modest Mouse or Franz Ferdinand. Though they broke up in 2008, there are four EPs and two albums out there that are definitely worth checking out. New bands formed from the ashes of Bound Stems include Like Pioneers and Sleepy Kitty. If you’re as confused as I am by this description, check out their song “Passing Bell” off their 2008 album The Family Afloat below. Read More…
Tonight on T&T we bring you all the usual Americana favorites, talk about a few killer shows happening in the Mitten, and play some new music from Steve Martin, Nora Jane Struthers, Deadstring Brothers and more!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Ben Sollee- DIY- Half-Made Man
Caitlin Rose- Everywhere I Go- The Stand-In
The Steel Wheels- Kiss Me Like A Stranger- No More Rain
Punch Brothers- New York City- Who’s Feeling Young Now? Read More…
Happy Easter, everyone! Whether you spent today studying, or getting a sugar buzz from all of that chocolate, I have the perfect playlist to get you settled back into the week! More after the jump!