This week Berl interviews Gretchen Cochran, president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, and we also hear State Representative Mike Callton’s bill sponsorship pertaining to medical marijuana dispensaries in Michigan. Later, we listen to a discussion with Mary Elaine Kiener and Brian Jeffries concerning a controversial pole barn in the Walnut Neighborhood.
Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric brings you not only the usual jams from the americana world but also an incredible lineup of new music! New records from Josh Ritter, Shooter Jennings, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Bow Thayer, Stella (featuring Jo Serrapere and Jen Sygit) and more!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
The Howlin’ Brothers- Gone- Howl
Son Volt- Wild Side- Honky Tonk
Samantha Crain- Never Going Back- Kid Face
Enter The Haggis- Down the Line- The Modest Revolution
Flatfoot- Buffalo Creek- Blue Water Read More…
New Orleans indie rock duo Generationals perfectly mix elements of 60’s flower power with the indie rock of the early 2000’s. The band gained a decent amount of notoreity after being featured in two commercials including one for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and one for Bloomingdale’s. You can hear a track of theirs as the opening song for the 2010 film Going The Distance as well. With two albums and an EP under their belt, Generationals show no sign of stopping their onslaught of happy, guitar driven indie rock. Check out the song “When They Fight, They Fight” off their 2009 debut album Con Law below. Read More…
Dan Krier from MSU Athletic Communications joins Alex to discuss the latest news on the MSU basketball team including Gary Harris being named Big Ten’s freshman of the year. They also give end of the season player rankings, and discuss the Tom Crean outrage following their win against Michigan. Alex has open lines to close the show, as he also gets into Detroit Lions free agency possibilities and a goon of the week.
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The playlist from tonight’s show:
Rainbow – “Golden Touch”
Daesung – “陽のあたる坂道 / Sunny Hill (Hi no Ataru Sakamichi)”
Galaxy Express – “You & I”
T-ara – “Bunny Style”
Epik High – “Don’t Hate Me”
Baechigi – “걱정마쇼 / Don’t Worry (feat. Woo Haemi & L’optimist)”
Busker Busker – “여수 밤바다 / Yeosu Night Sea”
Ever heard of Ian MacKaye? Fugazi? Minor Threat? If you have, then you already know how awesome The Evens must be. Consisting of Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina (formerly of The Warmers), The Evens have been making music since 2001 during the on-again-off-again period of Fugazi’s career. A minimalist, indie rock duo, The Washington Post was bold enough to call them “what happens to post-hardcore when it becomes post-post-hardcore.” If you want to know what that might mean, check out The Evens’ song “King of KIngs” off their 2011 album The Odds below.