VIDEO PREMIERE: Interview with Gifts or Creatures

Brandon and Bethany Foote of Gifts or Creatures sit down with us and talk about song writing, album art, and telling stories through music.  Gifts or Creatures is a Lansing based folk band featuring MSU alumni Ryan Frietas on the bass, and percussionist Ty Forquer.

For more sweet jams from Gifts or Creatures, check out their website, http://www.giftsorcreatures.com.

Broad Art Museum engages with community through architecture project

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum has a community-based project underway. East Lansing 2030 brings architectures and designers together to brainstorm new ideas for the East Lansing area. Associate Curator of Architecture and Design Alec Hathaway visited the studio to give us the full story.

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Torch and Twang 2/4/14

Torch and Twang is back for another Tuesday! Tonight, we bring you a tribute to the late, great Pete Seeger, a concert preview and a host of new music at 10 o’clock!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Lake Street Dive- Bad Self Portraits- Bad Self Portraits

Amanda Shires- Bulletproof- Down Fell the Doves

Holly Williams- The Highway- The Highway

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Brandon John Foote of Gifts or Creatures’ Spotlight Playlist

Here’s a playlist of tunes from a section of albums that we enjoy on a regular basis at home. Bethany and I both love the classic folk and rock sounds of the 20th century with a few modern acts thrown into the mix. I personally tend to lean heavily towards songwriters that offer a hint of quirk and character in their writing.

Playlist for Brandon John Foote of Gifts or Creatures:

The Band “Unfaithful Servant”
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Dr. Dog – Love

Today’s Jam of the Day comes from Pennsylvania’s own psychedelic indie rock band, Dr. Dog. “Love” is the last single off of their most recent album, B-Room.

ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss plans visit to Detroit

On February 15, ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss will be casting in Detroit. The show challenges its contestants to lose half of their body weight in 365 days. Impact’s Abbie Newton speaks with Casting Director Kerry Shanahan about the show on Exposure. 

Here is more information on being cast for the show.

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Exposure 2/4/14: Raw food, weight loss, cyclotrons and Golden Harvest

Host Abbie Newton talks with Casting Director Kerry Shanahan about the ABC show, Extreme Weight Loss, where contestants attempt to lose half of their body weight in one year. The Broad Art Museum Associate Curator of Architecture and Design Alec Hathaway discusses the museum’s ongoing project, East Lansing 2030. Impact’s Carmen Scruggs talks to a doctoral student about the Cyclotron on MSU’s campus. Michigan State students Gabriela Saldivia and Colin Marshall join the show to chat about their 31-day raw food diet. Lastly, we explore the popular Lansing restaurant, Golden Harvest, and we assess how MSU students are doing on their 2014 resolutions.

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Two students complete 31-day raw food challenge

Michigan State University students Gabriela Saldivia and Colin Marshall challenged themselves both mentally and physically as they participated in a 31-day raw food diet. They documented their experiences on their blog as they only ate food in its natural form. Impact’s Abbie Newton talks to the duo as they speak about their new perspectives on food.

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Gifts or Creatures

Sure, it’s been awhile since our last Michigan Artist Spotlight, but we were just waiting for an artist as talented and profound as Lansing’s own Gifts or Creatures!

In the coming weeks, the Impact will be focusing on this husband and wife Americana duo through interviews, videos, album reviews, and even content generated by the band themselves. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open these next couple of weeks; we’ve got a lot to show you!
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Asian Invasion 02/03/2014

Tonight we’ll hear from artists that are headed to North America this March!  A whole group of Korean indie artists will be appearing at this year’s legendary South by Southwest Festival, including Love X Stereo, who has already scheduled their Michigan date, and will be at the Pike Room in Pontiac on Tuesday, March 25th!

Also sonically invading North America this March is Taiwanese rock band Mayday (五月天).  They’ll be at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, March 22nd, and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on Monday, March 24th!

Love X Stereo – “Fly Over” (Impact 89FM Interview)
Glen Check – “Young Generation”
Sun Yue – “欢乐中国年 / Happy Chinese New Year”
Mayday – “歪腰 / Orz”
4minute – “Volume Up”
Various Artists – “祝福你 / We Wish You (Cantonese)”
Jang Kiha and the Faces – “우리 지금 만나 / Let’s Meet Now”
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