Album Review: La Dispute – Rooms of the House

A friend of mine at West Point recently told me a helpful bit of military advice: don’t get fancy. What he meant was that all up-and-coming tacticians are first taught to learn basic military strategies; otherwise they will make disastrous calls in the interests of devising what they believe to be an ingenious plan. It’s advice that can be applied to many aspects of life, with music possibly being the best place for this concept to settle. Anyone who’s suffered through countless “progressive” or “post-whatever” albums will know that far too many bands, usually young and inexperienced ones, will strive to be unique or unconventional before grasping the basics of how to write a song, which then leads to a derivate, boring, album that doesn’t develop any of the band’s ideas, interesting as they may be when first conceived. La Dispute used to be one such band.
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Potty Mouth – Black and Studs

Get introduced to Potty Mouth in their video for “Black and Studs.” The band just played with Vivian Girls at their last show EVER earlier this month. Definitely keep them on your radar. You can get a copy of their first LP, Hell Bent on pink vinyl at Big Cartel.

The Vibe ~ 3/22

Tonight on The Vibe DJ Riddle is giving you new tracks from YG, Jay Electronica, Wu-Tang Clan and much more!  Call in to make your requests all night long at 517-884-8989. Follow along with the playlist live below:

THe Purge – ScHoolboy Q ft. T the C & Kurupt

Clique – Kanye West ft. Jay-Z & Big Sean

Who Do Ya Love? – YG ft Drake

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Memorex Memories

Memorex Memories is a new segment where Impact staffers rediscover their own mix CDs from childhood, pre-teen, and teen years.

If you grew up in the early years of the new millenia you may remember a couple of things that were hip at the time; boys wearing girl skinny jeans, Hollister or American Eagle apparel, eyeliner for guys (guyliner), dial-up internet, Runescape (#NeverForget), etc. Being the white, middle class boy I was in rural west Michigan dealing with puberty, I thought I should be sad about things and listened to music that spoke to the dark depression I pretended to have. I made a plethora of mix CDs until playlists were a thing, surprisingly the magnum opus of my faux-emo phase survived, outside of a museum where it belongs, and here it is for your viewing and listening pleasure.

Track 1 – On My Own by The Used from The Used
Welp. So we’re starting strong in the pop/punk emo pit that was my adolescence and preteen era. I still own a shirt of theirs since seventh grade and wear it on occasion. I like to wear it to bars and describe the cause behind each tear stain littered across the chest.
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Spartan Sessions: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers – “Future Talk”

Lansing’s own groove doctor Joe Hertler and his band The Rainbow Seekers came and got their funk on with us in the Arena Theatre, located in the Michigan State University Auditorium basement. Take some time to treat your ears to Michigan’s next rising music act and get familiar while the getting is good.

For more Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, check out their website at www.joehertler.com.

Flashback 3/21/14

Lovin’ the style of Kid ‘N Play from back in the day…from the bright jackets and the hair to the attitude!

Tonight Chelbucket featured classic hip-hip hits to start our weekend with a funky fresh vibe :D  Artists such as 50 Cent, The Sugarhill Gang, Wu Tang Clan, and 2Pac were featured – be sure to check out the full set right here and share your thoughts!

Big Poppa = The Notorious B.I.G

Get Down – Nas

Growing Pains – Ludacris, Fate Wilson, Keon Bryce

Can I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest

The Way You Move – Outkast

Ride Wit Me – Nelly

Push It – Salt-N-Pepa

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Weekday Wrap Up

Today, we’re bringing back an old Impact tradition, the Weekday Wrap Up, where members of our team share what songs or artists got them through the pain and monotony of the 5 day grind. Check in with impact89fm.org every Friday afternoon to stay in the loop on what’s going on at the station.

Content team member Alex Byers
I’ve been listening to Barlights by fun. The inner Broadway musical nerd in me wanted to bust out dancing walking to class on the sunny dayz in EL.
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