Mental health illnesses are increasingly becoming more prominent on college campuses. As mental health is vital in our lives, the MSU and East Lansing community have come together for the inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week. Themed, “Release the Stigma,” the week will shed light on the importance of mental health, as well as the prevalence of mental health illnesses on campus. Various events, activities and conversations will be put on during the week. Together, we stand as Spartans and Release the Stigma. Complete information can be found on the Facebook page.
Tonight we’ve got a playlist queued up to satisfy all of your glitch-hop, ambient, and downtempo needs! Tune is as your host Devin gives away tickets to see Gramatik with Russ Liquid at the Intersection in Grand Rapids on Tuesday 4/8! But WAIT! There’s more! She’ll also be giving away tickets to see former Spartan GRiZ *SOLD OUT* show on Friday, 4/11 at the Intersection! More after the jump!
Oh lawdy mama, it was a great night on Flashback – Chelbucket featured slow, soulful blues songs. She brought you the serenading sounds of Howlin’ Wolf (pictured above), Jimmy Reed, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and so many more talented artists. Let your eyes drift down the page to see the entire set.
The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
Me And My Harp – Bobby Rush
Sweet Home Chicago – Magic Sam
Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley
Oh Lawdy Mama – Curley Weaver
TBGIF! Thank Based God It’s Friday! Here’s what Impacters have been listening to around the station this week.
Assistant Office Manager Sami Leonardo
Currently I’ve been obsessing about the band Big Scary, they’re an Australian duo that uses the piano to create brilliant compositions that take you on a journey through smooth lyrics and eternal peacefulness. Their latest art piece comes from the album Not Art, which is beautifully created and incredibly calming.The tracks on this album are extremely delicate and playfully dancy as the piano keys are lightly tapped throughout the tracks. Overall, this album is nothing what it seems and for that reason it’s been my jam of the week.
“A Little God in Your Hands” is the first preview of Swans forthcoming album, To Be Kind. The album is to be released in early May and will feature St. Vincent as a special guest. This jam comes in at a little bit over the 7 minute mark but so much happens during that time. It starts out kind of funk sounding then the chanting starts. A quiet building dissonance goes from the background to exploding directly into the foreground toward the end of the song. Do not forget your headphones on this one. Catch Swans live when they come to Michigan June 21st to play St. Andrews Hall.
Sit or Spin was delightful tonight with the fellas, Michael, Daniel, Steven, and Sean – y’all da best! Learning everyone’s preferred DJ names was definitely a highlight. Also, a huge thank you to ALL of our listeners especially Mike Bebe; killed it with that Twitter game!
Repeat Pleasure – How To Dress Well : spin
Feather Tongue – Lyla Foy : sit
Ring The Bell – White Hinterland : sit
Glory – Wye Oak : spin
Play Dumb – The Crookes : sit
Colour Fields – Elbow : sit
Girl Harbor – Manchester Orchestra : spin
Don’t Come Back – Tony Molina : spin
Don’t Wanna Die – Jesus Sons : spin
Valley of Tears – Pure X : sit
Mr. Tom – Videoing : sit
Consequences – Small Black : spin
A Little God in Our Hands – Swans : sit (must find radio edit!!)
Algiers – The Afghan Whigs : spin
Toreador – Band of Skulls : spin
Listen to The Vibe tonight as DJ Riddle throws down all the hip-hop, rap and R&B joints your ears can handle. Expect new music from Drake, Gold Link, Sway Clarke and more! Make your requests all night from 8pm to midnight at (517) 884-8989 or on twitter @WDBM.
Grindin – Clipse
Smokin & Drinkin – Danny Brown
Bicken Back Bein Bool – YG
Everyday Struggle – The Notorious BIG
What if I told you that the only way to be ahead of a trend was to go back in time?
With the rise of genres like indietronica and dream pop in music, a resurgence of big shoulders and neon colors in fashion, and even the return of Russia as the Big Bad Bear in politics, the 80s are surely making a return. In the world of music, however, these synth-driven acts haven’t cut their ties to mainstream rock and pop to embrace a time when hair was big and government regulation was small. Like the 80s classics The Terminator and Back to the Future, there is one band that understands that the future of music is found in the past. Their name is Sex on Toast, a nine-piece band from Melbourne, Australia. Their self-titled, debut LP is a fresh blend of “1980’s pop music, yacht-rock, Rn’B, and synth-funk,” to quote their bandcamp, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Roll up the sleeves of your blazers, roll down your legwarmers, and set your Swatch watch back 30 years; this album is so sexy and so toasty it would fog up your glasses, if only you weren’t wearing shutter shades.
Sabaton – Primo Victoria
Megadeth – Five Magics
Hirax – (Atlantis) The World Will Burn