Today The Vibe celebrates Kanye West’s birthday, and touches on all of the other great things that happened in hip-hop this week. DJ Riddle also gives you new music from Chuck Inglish, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q and more! Check out the playlist after the jump.
Thanks everyone for tuning in and thanks to Vandalay for coming in and hanging out tonight!
Here’s tonight’s playlist:
Irrelephant – Matador/Mariachi
The Blue Effect – What She Said
Canada – Madisonville, KY
Ribbons of Song – Everything Happens Now
Vandalay – Something Else
Tonight’s Accidental Blues are packed with classics from Muddy Waters to Howlin’ Wolf to Elmore James. Albert King’s Born Under A Bad Sign on tonight’s artist spotlight, newly remastered by Joe Tarantino at Stax Records.
B.B. King – Broken Promise
Buddy Guy – 7-11
Big James And The Chicago Playboys – All Your Love
Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings – Poor Man
British rock outfit The Heavy provide a fresh take on alternative rock that really is a sound for sore ears. Mixing in elements of soul, folk, and even big band or swing music, their music spans the emotional spectrum. From ire to compassion and depression to optimism, The Heavy have a song for you. Check out the video for the song “What Makes A Good Man?” off their 2012 album The Glorious Dead below. Read More…
Flobots can ride their bikes with no handlebars. We all know that. What many of us don’t know, however, is how great the group is beyond that song. Though perhaps a bit too politically charged for the casual listener, the lyrics are full of clever word play and insightful, hopeful messages (even an Arrested Development reference or two if you’re into that kind of thing). The instrumentation is full of creative rhythms, beautiful violin melodies, and some interesting time stylings. Despite the relative flop of their latest album, their first album Fight With Tools remains a staple of the rap rock genre. Check out the song “Combat” below. Read More…
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis talk with MSU women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant, and with Detroit Free Press Spartan Sports Beat writer Joe Rexrode. And all about MSU’s master gardener program. Scott Westerman shares his “I Am A Spartan” too. Read More…
British two-piece I Was A Cub Scout were only around for two years and only made one album, but left with us some awesome music. Equal parts post rock and synth pop, the band make loveable tunes that may not get stuck in your head, but will easily make you swoon. Check out the track “Echoes” off their only album I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope below. Read More…
Lansing City Councilwoman A’Lynne Robinson voices concern for the decision to allow the Lansing Office of Community and Faith Based Initiatives a place in the budget. City Pulse Columnist Kyle Melinn discusses the race for Carl Levin’s open Senate seat. Representative Mark Schauer announces his bid for governor and County Register Of Deeds Curtis Hertel Jr discusses foreclosures and his run for the U.S. Senate.
T&T brings you four hours of the best from alternative country and grass roots, plus awesome giveaways and great new music at 10 o’clock!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Aoife O’Donovan- Oh, Mama- Fossils
John Fullbright- Daydreamer- From the Ground Up
Red Tail Ring- Dirt Triangle- The Heart’s Swift Foot Read More…
On the show today we have Aaron Jordan and Spencer Ray, a couple new faces to Sportswrap. Listen for a Redwings Game 7 retrospective and a current update on the Stanley Cup Playoffs, predictions for Game 7 regarding the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, and Rutger’s possible Athletic Director Julie Herman’s controversial past.