On Friday’s newscast: international hostage situation, unemployment rates in MIchigan, new project at the Lansing Airport, sports update, weekend weather report, local music news and Silver Bells of Lansing.
Thanks everyone for tuning in and thanks to Mr. Denton On Doomsday for hanging out with us tonight!
Here’s tonight’s playlist:
Tiger! Tiger! – When You’re Ready For It / Did I Tell You About the Books? They’re Real!
Bike Tuff - Eraser Head
Bad Dates – Touch & Go
About one quarter of the way through Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers’ set, my friend turned to me and remarked, “Imagine having this as your teacher.” She didn’t mean it derisively, but it made me laugh anyway. We had both just seen firsthand the stark difference between Joe Hertler as a teacher and Joe Hertler as the charismatic, energetic frontman of a soulful roots-rock band. One dressed in a gingham button-up and spoke with soft measured statements; the other danced wildly onstage, adorned in floral shirt and hat, and said things like “music is about human f*cking beings!” to a teeming crowd of young adults. The first one is the Joe Hertler I interviewed. He had parent-teacher conferences for part of the night. Then he came back to The Loft, cut loose – and gave what I believed to be the best performance of his career.
Tonight on Exposure, regular host Abbie Newton returns from a two and a half week trip to Peru where she ran 150 miles with the non-profit group Impossible2Possible. We feature a conversation with her and Producer Gabriela Saldivia about life now looking back on the trip. We also hear from professor Alan Arbogast about Geography Awareness Week and an event tomorrow night at the Wharton Center’s Pasant Theatre. Lastly, Impact reporter Quin Hoffman explores the popularity of soccer in the United States.
Tonight on the show, we’ve got new music from both Taeyang and T.O.P of Big Bang, a new single from ballad duo Davichi, and news regarding Psy’s “Gangnam Style”!
Taeyang – “링가링가 / Ringa Linga”
Psy – “Gangnam Style”
Davichi – “편지 / The Letter”
Epik High – “Don’t Hate Me”
Orange Caramel – “Lipstick (Japanese version)”
Roy Kim – “나만 따라와 / Follow Me”
T.O.P – “Doom Dada” Read More…
Angra – (Deus le Volt!) Spread Your Fire
Dio – The Man Who Would Be King
Ghost – If You Have Ghosts (Roky Erickson cover)
It’s 1977. You’re at a rock show, one person among 9,999 others. The house lights in the arena go down. The crowd goes wild. A kickdrum booms rhythmically out of the blackness. The stage lights shine brightly at an instant. A flamboyant figure hustles to the microphone. It’s Robert Plant. It’s Freddie Mercury. It’s Steven Tyler.* The 3 hours that follow will be one of the best memories of your life.
The world cup is this summer, Detroit City FC is breaking attendance records, and the Red Cedar Rowdies are making more noise than ever. Is soccer in North America on the rise? Quin Hoffman reports. Read More…
Four hours of the best Americana in Lansing! Tonight, Eric spins some newer tunes, as well as a few things that haven’t graced the Impact airwaves in some time.
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies
In the sixty-ish years rock music has been alive, it’s come a long way from the “Gee wiz, I love you to the point where I suppose I should sing a song about it” and “You broke up with me and I now have sadness as a result” lyrical binary. This modern age has bestowed new complexities (and complications) upon relationships and the rock genre alike. Ann Arbor natives Pity Sex are a band that have channeled these concepts in their first LP, Feast of Love, creating a record with music and lyrics that appeal to people in a super-specific type of relationship. Can you guess what type that might be? (Hint: the band is called Pity Sex.)