Hugh McDiarmid, Communications Director for Michigan Environmental Council and J. Peter Lark general Manager of the Lansing Board of Water and Light are in studio to chat about the first Co-Generation plant’s grand opening on Monday in REO Town. Berl also talks to Kyle Malin, Walt Sorg, and Scott Hagerstrom about the news that the Tea Party will not be backing Rick Snyder’s re-election.
Ever since The Mars Volta broke up, I’ve been waiting to see what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is going to do with his life (besides his disappointing solo career). Well here it is: Bosnian Rainbows. Formed out of El Paso, Texas, Bosnian Rainbows do a perfect job of mixing Rodriguez-Lopez’s signature sound with electronic elements and female vocals to make quite an original sound (think The Dead Weather meet The Strokes). Check out the track “Torn Maps” off their 2013 debut album Bosnian Rainbows below. Read More…
Louis Bilotta and Dan Tyler have NBA Draft picks first on the agenda and move onto the stunning career ending news for Darko Milicic. World Series predictions are on the docket as well. Kate Upton tweets about a love gone cold with Justin Verlander and theories run amuck about his stats relation. The new Redwings Stadium is being built and the guys show their excitement.
With their first album in eight years, Scotland’s electronic act Boards of Canada have had their listeners on quite the anticipation ride. After anonymously releasing a short clip of music and spread rumors that it might be theirs. With this clip came a six-digit code, though its purpose was unknown. Over the following few months, more codes were released through outlets such as BBC, Adult Swim, and NPR. Their website wouldn’t allow access to anyone without a password, which was also unavailable. Once the user entered all six codes, it revealed a video announcing their new album. So after all that work, is it really worth it? Short answer: yes. Check out the track “Cold Earth” off of Tomorrow’s Harvest below. Read More…
Despite the level of cute that their name suggests, Los Angeles’ Kitten doesn’t make sweet and bubbly indie pop, but some pretty gnarly electronic-infused rock. The soft female vocals mixed with over-fuzzed instrumentation sitting atop a bed of ethereal beats and nosies makes for an interesting listen. Plus, it’s pretty easy to rock out to. Check out their song “G#” off their 2012 release Cut It Out EP below.
Torch and Twang brings you the usual americana greatness tonight, plus we’ll discuss a few concerts coming up this week, and even have some giveaways!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
The Lone Bellow- Green Heart and a Heart of Gold- The Lone Bellow
Nathan Alan- Don’t Change, My Plans- Looking For Tomorrow, Today
Pokey LaFarge- Central Time- Pokey LaFarge Read More…
Host Abbie Newton talks about summer festivals, barbecues, and beer. WKAR Station Manager Susie Elkins and Backstage Pass Producer Tim Zeko share information about opening the recording of Backstage Pass to the public. The East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Coordinator, Benjamin Hall, and Education Stage Intern Linnea Jimison talk about this weekend’s festival. Later, international Jazz artist Cyrille Aimee comes on the show and shares her story and her jazz music. To end the show, Abbie taste tests the Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheeseburger from the Michigan State University Eat at State Food Truck and she talks to Paul Starr about Lansing Beer Week, which is from June 23 to June 29.
Tonight on the Asian Invasion, Danny and Elise hanging out in the studio bringing you the latest from South Korea, Japan, and beyond! Happy Birthday to 2PM’s Nichkhun, who turns 25 today!
Electroboyz – “Ma Boy 3 (feat. Nana from After School)”
Girl’s Day – “그녀를 믿지마 / Don’t Trust Her”
2PM – “Game Over”
Hello Venus – “차 마실래? / Do You Want Some Tea?”
PURE – “난 아직도 널 / I’m Still Yours”
Sunny Hill & Daybreak – “들었다 놨다 / Love Actually”
Play J – “Beautiful Goodbye”
Summer is officially here as well as the biggest moon of the year! Let’s celebrate this beautiful evening by chillin’ out to two hours of great music! What do you want to hear? Playlist after the jump.