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Fuck Buttons – The Red Wing

Bristol, England’s Fuck Buttons have finally released their first album in almost five years. The whacked out electronic duo create drone-y, experimental music along the lines of Tobacco. While the live show may not be something to gawk at (trust me, it’s not), it does make for some good, fun, and generally strange dance music. If they’re playing a festival you’re going to, check ‘em out. If not for the music then for the people watching. Check out their track “The Red Wing” off their new album Slow Focus below. Read More…

Forest Swords – The Weight of Gold

British music producer Matthew Barnes, better known as Forest Swords, makes the kind of downtempo electronic music that you can get lost in for hours. With ambient textures and creative rhythm sections, the music is a very cool mix of post rock and electronic. His choppy, computerized vocals soar and gently carry you from the beginning of the song to the end. Though typically slow to build, it is the peaks and troughs of his music that create such emotionality and expression. Check out the first single off of his debut full-length Engravings (out August 26th) below. Read More…

Torch and Twang 7/30/13

Tonight on Torch & Twang, we feature a special interview with Nora Jane Struthers, great new music from Amanda Shires and all your twangy favorites.

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Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro

Gregory Alan Isakov- Suitcase Full of Sparks- The Weatherman
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Pokey LaFarge- Central Time- Pokey LaFarge

Tedeschi Trucks Band- Made Up Mind- Made Up Mind Read More…

The Skins – Killer

Have you heard of The Skins yet? They’re a prepubescent funk(ish) band taking the viral airwaves by storm and doing it quickly. The Brooklyn-based five-piece make fun, poppy, groove-based rock music that you may have to actively stop yourself from dancing to. The kicker? They’re in high school. Hell, the drummer isn’t even there yet. He’s still in middle school. While the shock value of young musicians may have declined over the past few years, there is still something to be said about a bunch of teens who clearly understand rock and funk and didn’t start a One Direction cover band. Check out a live take of their track “Killer” below. Read More…

K-Pop Throwback on The Asian Invasion 07/29/2013

Tonight we’re exploring the roots of modern day Korean pop music, from folk to trot, from rock to rap, you’ll discover K-pop is about much more than just music.  We’re taking a look at the political and historical forces that influenced early K-pop!

Yang Hee Eun – “아침 이슬 / Morning Dew”

Yang Hee Eun performed this song in 1970; it was written by the highly educated folk singer Kim Minki, who often incorporated politics into his lyrics, writing about things such as North/South Korea relations, or the Americanization of South Korea.   Read More…

Exposure 7.30.13

Host Abbie Newton speaks with MSU professor Eric Scorsone, who is an advisor to Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s financial manager. Scorsone talks about what Detroit filing bankruptcy means for the city and the state of Michigan. Also, Michigan State history professor Peter Alegi speaks about Nelson Mandela and the history of South Africa. Also on Exposure, we catch up with former Spartan basketball player Mateen Cleaves about One Goal One Passion basketball camp. Lastly, we get a little slam poetry for the Spartan soul.

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Common Ground Photo Recap

We sent some photographers to the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI to capture the tunes and bring the experience to your screen. Check out photos after the jump for pics from performances during the last three days of the festival, featuring  MGMT, The Avett Brothers, and Ludacris, plus local favorites such as BLATpack, Frontier Ruckus, and more!

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