Newscast 10/25/13

On Friday’s newscast: Germany and US relations, Tennessee Naval Base shooting, K-12 education standards in Michigan, new East Lansing legislation about same-sex marriage, chilly weekend weather report, update on local music scene, MSU sports news and UAB screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Read More…

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Diane Birch Speaks A Little Louder

Born in Michigan, Singer/Songwriter Diane Birch is coming off the release of her Sophomore album “Speak A Little Louder,” and letting the the world know who she is. The atmospheric follow up to her solid 2009 debut album “Bible Belt,” goes into the depths of Diane’s personal life that had never been addressed before. Impact 89FM got the chance to see Birch live at the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon last week in New York City, as well as chat with her about her new release, ties to Michigan, and how she goes about songwriting.
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Asian Music Show 10/21/2013

Tonight on a very special edition of the show, we’re airing an exclusive interview with Yako of Melt-Banana, giving away guest list tickets to see the band in Grand Rapids, and playing new music from IU, K.Will, and more!

IU – “분홍신 / Red Shoes”
K.Will – “촌스럽게 왜 이래 / You Don’t Know Love”
Melt-Banana – “Lefty Dog (run, caper, run)”
Geeks – “그 한가운데서 / Love, Life”
Piggy Dolls – “보통여자 / Ordinary Girl”
Kotobuki Minako – “カラフルダイアリー / Colorful Diary” (by request)
EXO – “人 的眼 / Baby, Don’t Cry”
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Exposure 10/22/13

On Tuesday night’s Exposure, host Abbie Newton speaks with the founder of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project and to Vice Admiral Lee Gun about renewable energy in Michigan. On the show we also feature music from the Balé Florcloico da Bahia, the only folk dance group in Brazil that will be performing at the Wharton Center this weekend and Marta Bagratuni an MSU grad who is pursuing her classical music passion in NYC. To end the show, we hear about Safe Halloween on campus. Read More…

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Interview with Yako of MELT-BANANA

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Japanese punk/grindcore/noiserock band MELT-BANANA is back in North America for another tour, request them on the Asian Music Show and Thee Hourz ‘O Power, and check them out during their two Michigan dates:

Friday, October 25th at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI (18+)
Monday, October 29th at the Crofoot Ballroom (Pike Room) in Pontiac, MI

Despite being able to call legends like Lou Reed, Kim Deal, and Jello Biafra fans and friends, MELT-BANANA remains incredibly humble.  Seconds after giving an energy-filled live performance, Yako will jump down from the stage to start selling the band’s tee-shirts and CDs, and greet fans.  The band listens to the music they collect from fans on tour and if they think your stuff is good, they might even give you a call.

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Pusha T: Live at Le Poisson Rouge

“This is my time, this is my hour. This is my pain, this is my name, this is my power.”

The first lyrics professed by chart-topping rap artist, Pusha T, were excitingly raw. This past Wednesday, an NPR Presents showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City gave young music listeners the opportunity to see a master lyricist, Terrence Thorton, perform. The Virginia native stunned the crowd, vulnerably bestowing songs from his solo mix tape, select works with Kanye West, and from his debut album, My Name Is My Name.
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Flashback 10/18/13

Five guys wearing baggy overalls…..you know what that means!!  Flashback tonight was all about pop music from the late 90’s and early 00’s.  Check out the superb set below and leave a comment with your thoughts!!

1. I Need Love – N’SYNC

2. Perfect Day – Hoku

3. Tearin’ Up My Heart – N’SYNC

4. Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz

5. Giddy Up – N’SYNC

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