Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU’s vice president for research and graduate studies Stephen Hsu and with WJR Radio morning drive personality Paul W. Smith. Scott Westerman shares his Spartan Life thoughts on Jim Tuman. Read More…
Blind Guardian – (War of Wrath) Into the Storm
Timo Tolkki’s Avalon – We Will Find A Way
Summoning – The White Tower
These days, many artists tend to put most of their eggs into one basket; they exert most of their effort into the hit singles that will appear on an upcoming album. This often leaves the album cuts lacking, which are often the hidden gems of a truly great album. With that being said, I was somewhat apprehensive when I put the latest album from The Mowgli’s, Waiting for the Dawn, into my car stereo and pressed play. I had heard the initial track off the album, “San Francisco,” several times before, including on THE IMPACT, and I instantly knew it was a good song. Actually, I didn’t think it was merely good, I thought it was great; I rarely feel this way listening to a song for the first time. So, I had good reason to be worried that Waiting for the Dawn would be, like many other albums of the Digital Age, centered on a few good individual songs and fail to create its own identity as an album.
The Eat At State food truck at Michigan State University has an award-winning cheeseburger on its menu. The Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheese Burger was named the “Best Local Food Recipe” in the nation by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Impact’s Abbie Newton met up with Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski to witness the burger being made and give it a taste.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is heating up East Lansing and on the show is a panel of Jazz enthusiasts. Festival Director Benjamin Hall, bass player and Art Director Rodney Whitaker, jazz singer Mardra Thomas, writer for City Pulse Larry Cosentino, and Lois Mummaw of the Jazz festival. Also on the show Ody Norkin, V.P. of the Michigan Flyer and David Pole bring up a grant to be reconsidered for expanding the Michigan Flyer and its reach.
To complete our week of The Mowgli’s fun, Impact 89FM has another live performance from their set at The Loft in Lansing a few weeks back. “Slowly, Slowly” is one of our favorites here at The Impact, and we hope you love it too! If you’re digging The Mowgli’s check out their debut album “Waiting For The Dawn” in stores now!
What happens when Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra), Jesse Lacey (of Brand New), and Kevin Devine get three acoustic guitars, sit down in a bar in Long Island, NY in front of under a hundred people, and play music with no real direction in mind? The answer is a lot of craziness, forgetting lyrics, making fun of each other, and, of course, artistry. Artistry exemplified by an impromptu folk cover of Brand New’s popular song “Jesus Christ.” Check out some footage of that song below. Read More…
On today’s show we bring it back to the Delta Blues with Guy Davis, Son House, and Mississippi John Hurt. Stay tuned for our artist spotlight with Otis Taylor’s newest album, My World Is Gone.
Mississippi John Hurt – Farther Along – Last Sessions
Guy Davis – Waiting On The Cards To Fall – Butt Naked Free
Anthony Gomes – Blues Is Good – …Before The Beginning
Son House – Sundown – The Original Delta Blues
Impact 89FM is proud to show the world our interview with The Mowgli’s! This fun loving band from Los Angeles sat down with The Impact to talk about their song writing process, how the group formed, and what it was like transitioning to a major label! Check out their debut album, Waiting For The Dawn, in stores now! Check out our live performance of their hit song “San Francisco” here, and check back tomorrow for new The Mowgli’s content!