Benjy Ferree – In the Countryside

Washington, D.C-based Benjy Ferree plays an eclectic form of rock that changes from song to song on and album to album. Switching from straight-laced indie rock to back-country folk to simple-structured rock, he’ll always keep you guessing. When on a rock kick, he almost sounds like a Jack White impersonator with a Neutral Milk Hotel cover band playing behind him. Check out the odd video for his track “In the Countryside” off his debut album Leaving the Nest below. Read More…

Accidental Blues Playlist 03/27/13

Jamie Commons featured on the show tonight with his Rumble And Sway EP. We’ll be playing the hits until midnight as well as whatever blues your heart desires. Playing some neglected tunes from popular artists like Pinetop Perkins, Memphis Slim, and Son House.

8:00 PM

Floyd Dixon – A Long Time Ago

Pinetop Perkins – Ida B

Memphis Slim – Jive Time Bounce

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Exposure 3/26/13

Tonight on Exposure, Lansing City Councilwoman Judy Washington and Ingham County resident Beth Contretras talk about the “vicious dog ordinance”. Impact reporter Alex Sharg explores on and off campus dining options for students. Anas Attal, an MSU student born in Syria, talks about strife in his native country. We chat with a Michigan State doctoral student who won big on Jeopardy. Impact’s Carmen Scruggs reports on vehicle/pedestrian accidents on campus. East Lansing Police Captain Jeff Murphy talks about how Spartans can safely celebrate. Finally, Nick Carver with our Michigan Storytellers segment. Read More…

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Torch and Twang 3/26/13

Local punk band Frank and Earnest, who will be opening for Lucero at The Loft this Wednesday, stop by the studio, as well as T&T favorites The Whiskey Pickers, who are headlining Mac’s Bar on Saturday! Plus, new music from Steve Martin, Nora Jane Struthers and more!

The playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Lucero- Women & Work- Women & Work
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Annie and the Beekeepers- My Bonneville- My Bonneville

The Lost Brothers- Hey Miss Fannie- The Passing of the Night Read More…

Students explore alternative food options

Food has always been very important to college students. These days, alternative options for meals such as food trucks have presented MSU students with more options than just the typical campus meal plan. Impact’s Alex Scharg reports on where students are getting their food.

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City Pulse – 3/27/13

This week Bill Mathewson, general council member in the Michigan Municipal League calls in to elaborate on the Open Meetings Act, Berl speaks with Alice Brinkman, founder of the REACH Studio Art Center, who calls in to discuss the accessibility of art within the school system, and Gail Philbin talks about big agriculture and what it’s doing to our farmland. Later we hear former and current mayor, David Hollister and Virg Bernero, talk about the budget for the city of East Lansing.

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Manchester Orchestra – Tony the Tiger

Despite their name, heavy rockers Manchester Orchestra are not from the UK. Hailing from Atlanta, the band started making music their senior year of high school in 2004. The son of a preacher, brainchild Andy Hull writes deep, soulful rock with a lick of southern flair. And then there’s that voice; nasally, crackly, and a little whiny, but in none of the ways that you’re thinking. Keep a look out for Andy Hull’s tweets as the band is currently recording their fourth album. If you’re digging this, be sure to listen to Andy Hull’s side project with Kevin Devine called Bad Books. Check out the song “Tony the Tiger” off their 2009 release Mean Everything To Nothing below. Read More…

The Dig – Two Sisters In Love

New York City-based The Dig make haze-laced music that could be closely categorized as Desert Rock. With a driving, yet lazy feel, The Dig do a great job of mixing straight-forward rock with the sonic qualities of more atmospheric music. Some have described them as “eerie post-punk.” The band is often compared to The Strokes solely due to the fact that they used to practice right next door to them.

Check out the track “Two Sisters In Love” off their 2010 debut album Electric Toys below. Read More…

Spartan Sportswrap 3/25/13

Alex has all of the March Madness news you need. From game recaps to future predictions, Alex breaks down the NCAA tournament for you. And as always he has the latest news from around Michigan sports. Make sure to check back in each week for the MSU Spartan Sportswrap.

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