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.
March 9th marks the anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death, so rightfully so DJ Riddle dedicated today’s edition of The Vibe to the late, great, Biggie Smalls. Peep the playlist after the jump!
Perhaps the happiest music you’ve every heard, Oberhofer’s debut album Time Capsules II is the epitome of uptempo indie rock. Fast, driving rhythms, melodic leads and the use of vocals as an instrument force a tap of your toes and a smile on your face. Discovered during his college career studying music composition at NYU, Brad Oberhofer (yeah, he used his name for the band name) has toured with The Morning Benders, Sleigh Bells, and most recently Matt and Kim. Check out the music video for their single “Away Frm U” off their 2012 debut album Time Capsule II below. Read More…
Fans of Page France have been wondering for years what happened to the band after suddenly quitting with very little warning. Well your search is over. Cotton Jones (formerly known as The Cotton Jones Basket Ride) have been making music since 2008 and have advanced from releasing EPs off of Ann Arbor-based Quite Scientific Records to currently being signed to Suicide Squeeze. Blending psychedelic folk with indie rock (and some clear baroque influences for you classical fans out there), Cotton Jones is the epitome of hippie music. Like The Mamas and The Papas after a Saturday morning wake and bake, they make some of the most relaxed and peaceful music out there. Check out “Up A Tree (Went This Heart I Have)” off their 2009 Suicide Squeeze debut Paranoid Cocoon below.
Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric plays some old favorites as well as a few artists never to grace the T&T airwaves.
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies
Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors
Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free
The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse
Dead Man Winter- Nicotine- Bright Lights Read More…
Tonight we started off the show a little bit differently with an interview with Russ and Zion of Boombox, if you missed it, or would like to hear it again, you can send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you a copy!
Gettin’ back to the music!
10:25ish – 11pm
1. Lost Ya – BoomBox
2. It’s Raining Clouds – Blockhead
3. Good Enough – xxyyxx Read More…
Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio, and they talk with the leader of the Spartan Marching Band John Madden. Scott Westerman shares his Career Quick Reference guide, and we catch up with former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins. Read More…
This week Janis Ian, two time Grammy award winner, calls in from Nashville to talk about her experiences and musical career. We hear a few of her a few clips from her audio book “Society’s Child” and also listen to some of her music including “In the Winter“, “Jesse“, “At Seventeen“, and “Bright Lights and Promises“.