Louisville, Kentucky’s Mansions seemingly can do no wrong, but being one of the hardest working bands in the industry doesn’t hurt. Releasing at least one album every year since its inception in 2007, Mansions has also been able to maintain an impressive tour schedule. Touring in support of bands such as Hellogoodbye, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Look Mexico, The Honorary Title, and many more, they even got to open up for Taking Back Sunday during their Tell All Your Friends 10th Anniversary Tour. Their brand of lo-fi, fuzzy rock does an excellent job of being simple while putting forth a large sound. Check out the music video for their song “City Don’t Care” off their 2011 release Dig Up the Dead below.
Tonight’s show we’re playing it all. The classics from Howlin’ Wolf and the R&B Soul of Billie Holiday. Our artist spotlight is on the new album from JJ Grey & Mofro!
Pinetop Perkins – Down In Mississippi
Memphis Slim – Blue And Lonesome
Willie Kent – Saturday Night
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.
Here’s tonight’s playlist:
Small Parks – Undone
American Mars – Anna Marie
Love Arcade – Sara
Mike Mains & the Branches – Stereo Read More…
This week, City Pulse’s own Larry Cosentino joins Berl in-studio to elaborate on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which was discussed in the Supreme Court last Wednesday. We also hear from Walnut Neighborhood resident, Dale Schrader, on developments in the ongoing pole barn dispute. Later, Lansing Councilwoman Carol Wood discusses the 2014 fiscal budget.
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…