This Town Needs Guns – Left Aligned

Oxford, England’s This Town Needs Guns (now going by the moniker TTNG), are the perfect blend of math and indie rock. Though initially kind of a shock to the system, the pacing and instrumentation of the band’s include off-time and technical drums, extremely complicated and “noodle-y” guitar riffs, and soft-spoken, airy vocals. After a slew of lineup changes, the band have emerged as a three-piece (the reasons to be impressed should be piling up by now) and released the album 13.0.0.0.0 early this year. Check out the track “Left Aligned” off that album below. Read More…

City Pulse 05/15/13

Controversy rises as the federal grant being considered for the Michigan Flyer is discussed by Chad Cushman of Indian Trails, Lorenzo Lopez of the Citizen’s Coalition is on the show chatting about the dissolved merger between St. Vincent’s Catholic Charities and Crystal Ray Community Center, and our animal friends are represented by Annie Burns and Julie Palmer of the the Ingham County Animal Shelter and the Capital Area Human Society.

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Exposure 5/14/13

Tonight on the first half of the show, Exposure producer Gabriela Saldivia fills in for Abbie Newton with an environmental report regarding May being Bicycle to Work month. The groups in the area that promote this event such as the Be Spartan Green campaign, the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council and MSU Bikes came into the studio to chat about it. In the second half of the show, we hear form the Peter Nelson Quartet and the Roial Improv Players. Read More…

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Yellow Red Sparks – Happiness Comes In A Box

California’s sunny disposition seems to erupt with acoustic acts (Blind Pilot, anyone?), but Yellow Red Sparks is rising in the ranks quickly. With a laid-back, peaceful nature to the sound, it’s easy to slip into a mindful state while listening. It’s a simple setup: acoustic guitar, stand-up bass, minimal drum kit, but it’s all the band needs as they croon their way into your heart. Check out a live performance of their song “Happiness Comes In a Box” off their 2013 debut album Yellow Red Sparks below. Read More…

Accidental Blues 05/15/13

Previously unreleased Delmark record on tonight’s artist spotlight. Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup with Jimmy Dawkins and Willie Smith play on this 1969 record Sunny Road. We’re starting it off sunny and warm with the music of New Orleans. Zydeco from Buckwheat Zydeco and Swamp Pop from the likes of Bobby Charles.

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Bobby Charles – I Ain’t Gonna Do It No More

Clifton Chenier – My Soul

Sugar Boy Crawford – What’s Wrong

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The Shouting Matches – Avery Hill

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon’s voice without its soft timbre and ambient soundtrack, then don’t worry, The Shouting Matches are here. Formed sometime before Bon Iver hit it big, Justin Vernon & Co. make the kind of raw, stripped-down throwback rock and roll that will make you want to buy a pickup truck and move to South Carolina. With a wealth of resources now available, Justin Vernon decided to get back together with the band and release their 2013 album Grownass Man. Check out the track “Avery Hill” off that release below. Read More…

Torch and Twang 5/14/13

Tonight, Torch and Twang brings you the best of americana, awesome giveaways for Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer and Shinyribs, plus great new music at 10 o’clock!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Ruth Moody- Trees for Skies- These Wilder Things

Emmylou Harris- Six White Cadillacs- Hard Bargain

Hoots & Hellmouth- Apple Like A Wrecking Ball- Salt Read More…

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