Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle CD Release

By Daniel Rayzel

On Saturday, October 11th, the REO town district will be hosting an album release party for The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle’s (LUVS) upcoming album, ”Dream Machine.” REO Town President, Ryan Wert, describes the upcoming event as a combination of a “CD release show and [a] preview of the Robin Theater,” which will be opening this coming spring.

Two shows will take place in the evening, one at 6:30pm and another at 9:00pm, both featuring not only a live performance of the new album and past hits by The LUVS, but also a local food truck parked outside the new theater that will be serving dinner. Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale will be brewing beer for the album release, including special run of “LUVS Dark Lager”. All proceeds from beer sales at the event will go to the REO Town Commercial Association.

Lindsay Gluf, the band’s Mallet Percussion player and Communications Manager (and IMPACT Alumni!), spoke with us about the band and its history. The LUVS consists of a total of 14 members that put on a vaudeville era style show, consisting of 11 musicians and three puppeteers. Their sound pulls its influence from Eastern European culture, as well as New Orleans and “gypsy blues,” as Lindsay described. The band was formed a few years back when the band’s lead singer, Dylan Rogers, was in his own one-man band, featuring a kick drum, kazoo, and guitar. He then spotted Scott Smith playing his banjo from across the street, and the rest became 21st century vaudeville history.

Lindsay added that previous shows have had great reception, including one show in Curtis, Michigan that had female audience members wearing dresses that reflected the “flappers” of the early 20th century among other members of the packed venue. The group also performed in venues that embodied their music and its history, such as the Vista Theater in Negaunee and the Calumet Theatre in Calumet. While the LUVS have toured throughout Michigan in the past, Lindsay states there are no immediate plans to tour for the release of “Dream Machine,” due to the current unavailability of all 14 members. However, Lindsay noted that more performances at the Robin Theater in the spring are not unlikely for the group.

More information on The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle, including photos, music, and ticket purchases, can be found at 517luvs.com.

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We’ve got your new music fill covered, introducing The Wheeler Brother’s music to the show, and new stuff from Goodnight, Texas at 10!


**PLAYLIST

Blitzen Trapper- Working on the Highway- Dead Man’s Town

Robert Ellis- TV Song- The Lights From the Chemical Plant

Ben Glover- Oh Soul- Atlantic

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Asian Music Mondays 10/06/2014

Tonight we’ll bring you great music from Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Philippines, Tajikistan and beyond! We’ll hear from Zuying Song , Mayday, Girl’s Generation, AKB48 and more!

The CEN or China Entrepreneur Network will be holding a special event including an internship fair and performances this Friday at the Erickson Hall Kiva from 3-6 PM.  The event will be held in English and all are welcome to attend!  Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/cenmsu

Facebook: Impact Asian Music Mondays
Twitter: @ImpactAMM

Zuying Song 宋祖英 – “My Motherland / 我的祖国”
Hu Si Leng 呼斯楞 – “Swan Goose (Mongolian Ver.) / 鴻雁(蒙語版)”
Yiruma / 이루마 – “River FLows In You / 너의 마음속엔 강이 흐른다”
Girls’ Generation TTS – “Holler”
Big Bang – “Fantastic Baby”
F.I.R – “The Thorn Birds / 刺鸟”
Rong Zhong Er Jia 容中尔甲  – “ The Tibetan Song of Wishes / 玛尼之歌”
Ann 白安 – “What’s Next? / 接下来是什么” (by request)
JJ Lin 林俊杰 – “I’m The One / 就是我” (by request)
Sugar Eyes – “สายตายาว (Sai Dtah Yao) / Far-sighted”
K-OTIC – “ฝากไปเตือนเขา / My Warning”

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Afterglow 10/5

9-11pm every Sunday, Sean spins the best electronic, downtempo, and chill music IN THE UNIVERSE.

9pm

Trials of the Past – SBTRKT

Playing With Fire – Redinho (breaking artist!)

Drugs – Ratatat

Girls – Slow Magic (breaking artist!)

Circling – Four Tet

Happy Cycling – Boards of Canada

Moonstone – Lydia Ainsworth (breaking artist!)

You And I – Washed Out

All You’re Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There – The Caretaker

Harmonium Song – There Will Be Fireworks

Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips

 

10pm

And Stars, Ringed – Blue Sky Black Death

Fifth Ave – Gold Panda

Rain Smell – Baths

Anneka’s Battle – Forest Swords

Loner – Burial

First Fires (feat. Grey Reverend) – Bonobo

minipops 67 [120.2] –  Aphex Twin

Lost In The Chrome Forest – Chrome Sparks

Last Land – John Talabot

Chord Sounds – Moby

You And Whose Army? – Radiohead

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DJ CJax goes solo for this week’s episode of the Cultural Vibe. Although DJ Spenny will be missing out on #SpennySaturday, the Vibe will still be jamming as hard as ever. Chill beats, hype tunes and dope rhymes will be the only things heard from 8pm-12am on WDBM. If you don’t want to miss this chance, tune in to 88.9 on the radio or listen online!

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