Torch and Twang 2/26/13

Tonight on Torch & Twang, we celebrate the Man in Black’s 81st birthday with a special tribute. We’ve also got tons of a great new music from Son Volt, Enter the Haggis, Gurf Morlix, Michigan’s own Small Houses and more!

Tonight’s playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Wayne Hancock- Ride- Ride

Ha Ha Tonka- Usual Suspects- Death of a Decade

Bennett- Days Are Running- A Brand New Start

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer- Geordie (Child 209)- Child Ballads Read More…

Jenny Lewis – The Next Messiah

Straight out of California, Jenny Lewis was destined for greatness. Starting as a child actress, she was able to snag roles in The Wizard, Pleasantville, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin to name a few. Turning her focus towards music, she was able to form the ever-popular Rilo Kiley and hit it big with the band until splitting in 2011. Jenny Lewis wasn’t done though, releasing several solo albums and starting a project with boyfriend John Vanderslice appropriately titled Jenny and Johnny. The standout song of any of these projects is this nearly nine minute, three-part romp about a girl and her father. As groovy as it is long, the jazzy flow of the song makes it feel a lot shorter. Check out the track off Acid Tongue below. Read More…

Exposure 2/26/13

Tonight on Exposure, Mike Brand and Bert Goldstein from the MSUFCU Institue for Arts & Creativity talk about new initiatives and upcoming performances at the Wharton Center. Director of the MSU’s RISE program Professor Lori Throp and MSU student Liz Brajevich chat about the worm project. Assistant Professor Ryan Clayton talks about MSU’s Comics Forum. And lastly, we hear from Peter Nelson Quartet, a jazz band with roots in Lansing. Read More…

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The Republic of Wolves – Oarsman

Long Island’s The Republic of Wolves seem to be one of those bands that gets a lot of media buzz, but just can’t seem to garner the attention of fans. With a heavy, downtrodden rock sound, these guys often get compared to Devil and God-era Brand New, and with good reason. The two bands may sound like brothers separated at birth, but The Republic of Wolves brings with them a sense of grace that Brand New seems to lack (no offense hardcore fans). With only two EPs and one full-length, The Republic of Wolves are sure to be doing great things in music. Check out “Oarsman” off their debut LP Varuna below. Read More…

Afterglow 2/24/13

I hope midterms don’t have you too stressed, but this playlist is the perfect remedy!

10pm-11pm

1.  Feel It All Around – Washed Out

2. Ghostwriter – RJD2

3. The Dreamer – Nefarious!

4. Conscious Droplets – Kaminanda Read More…

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