Radiohead’s The National Anthem, StarShpongled Banner and Explosion’s In The Sky’s Memorial to look forward to on this Memorial Day weekend edition of the Afterglow. Hit up the request line If any patriotic tracks come to mind! Playlist after the jump! Read More…
Use discretion listening, the new Bleached LP is infectious. The band has been teasing us with 45’s for a while, but they finally brought us a full length album, Ride Your Heart. They’re reminiscent of the teenage 1960’s girl group charm with lyrics that sound like they’ve been plucked out of my diary. The Clavin sisters will always have something that give them edge that no girl group ever did, a punk band. Jessie and Jennifer have come a long way from their days in Mika Miko, but they’re still having just as much fun. I caught up with valley girl Jennifer Clavin from the L.A. band before their show in Hamtramck. The band were touring North America promoting their new album that came out April 2nd on Dead Oceans. We talked about mixtapes, waiting for phone calls from boys, and The Shangri-Las.
Of course there’s great, new music coming out of Australia (when is there not?). Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays introduce a new take on music few have experimented with before. The Sleigh Bells of indie pop, DZ Deathrays has come to be called “thrash pop” and have shown us that the bright and bubbly indie pop we know and love can indeed be complemented with elements of hardcore and thrash punk. It’s a big sound for a two-piece. It may sound a bit odd, but give it a try and learn to fall in love. Check out their song “Gebbie Street” below. Read More…
Tonight on Torch and Twang we bring you the best from americana as always, plus we’ll be featuring alt. country rock duo Brown Bird, and new music from Della Mae, City and Colour and local favorites Red Tail Ring!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Stephen Kellogg- Lost and Found- Blunderstone Rookery
Justin Jones- I Can Feel It- Fading Light
The Coal Porters- You Only Miss Her When She’s Gone- Find The One Read More…
Spartan Dawgs Andre Hutson, Todd “T.J.” Duckett, and Tim Bograkos talk about the key to success: failure. Kirk Heinze talks with state of Michigan climatologist Jeff Andresen and with John Sarver from the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association about the June 7 and 8 Michigan Energy Fair. Scott Westerman shares his Spartan Life views on stepping outside your comfort zone. Read More…
Bradford Cox is Deerhunter, one of Atlanta, Georgia’s premier indie rock/electronic group. A pleasant mix of experimental indie pop and noise rock, the band fits in somewhere in between Tame Impala and Spoon. Though their sound has changed with each album, it’s never once taken a step back. Also, Cox tends to wear a traditional dress on stage (it’s pretty strange). The new album Monomania comes out in May, but a few songs have managed to make their way out into the internet. Check out their song “Back to the Middle” off Monomania below. Read More…
If you’re feeling funky, so are we. Robert Cray, Bobby Rush, And Carey Bell starting things off funky fresh. On tonight’s artist spotlight, Blues Women International – Hopson Sessions. Some of the talent on this album include, Sunday Wilde, Julia Magness, and Joni Buffulohead.
Carey Bell – Lonesome Stranger
Lurrie Bell – All Over Again
Robert Cray Band – Nothing Against You
Chris Murphy – Funkalishus
Straight out of Tallahassee, Florida, Send Away Stranger makes some of the freshest and best emo/math rock around. With noodle-y guitar lines, ever-changing drums, and high-energy vocals, Send Away Stranger makes you want to jump up and kick some rear ends. Each instrument seems to be doing its own thing, independent of one another, and yet they combine to form a super-product, a perfect example of musical synergy. Check out their song “Beats Me, Dog”, off their 2011 EP Cool Wild Whatever below. Read More…
K-pop’s longest running group is back! Shinhwa just released their 11th studio album The Classic to cement their place as the K-pop kings. Their new single and more in tonight’s show!
Shinhwa – “This Love”
2PM – “한.니.뿐. / All Day I Think About You”
2NE1 – “Fire”
UV & JYP – “Itaewon Freedom”
Girls Generation – “Dancing Queen”
Baechigi – “걱정마쇼 / Don’t Worry (feat. Woo Haemi & Loptimist)”
MAYDAY – “终结孤单 / The End of Loneliness”