Afterglow 11/24

We hope that you’re ready to head home and eat your fill of your mother’s delicious cooking and catch up with family members. Tonight on the Afterglow, your host Devin has compiled a playlist of low-key jams to help you prep for the crazy weekend of feasting and fun!

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Flashback 11/22/13

Chelbucket brought a party to the Impact tonight with oldies from The Beach Boys, Little Richard, and Johnny Cash among others!  A big thank you to the folks that tuned in and called in with their favorite oldies!! Check out the set right here:

California Girls – The Beach Boys

Windy – The Association

Under My Thumb – The Rolling Stones

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – The Righteous Brothers

Daydream – The Lovin’ Spoonful

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dessa – “Call Off Your Ghost” (Live @ WDBM)

Dessa and her band crammed into our studio for a quick session. We’re spinning a few tracks in regular rotation (including this one) from her latest album Parts of Speech, but this full band version adds some lovely flavor. Thanks to the band for stopping in!

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Editorial: Is the Frontman Dead?

It’s 1977. You’re at a rock show, one person among 9,999 others. The house lights in the arena go down. The crowd goes wild. A kickdrum booms rhythmically out of the blackness. The stage lights shine brightly at an instant. A flamboyant figure hustles to the microphone. It’s Robert Plant. It’s Freddie Mercury. It’s Steven Tyler.* The 3 hours that follow will be one of the best memories of your life.
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The Vibe ~ 11/23/13

Tonight edition of the The Vibe, DJ Riddle celebrates Snoop Dogg’s 20th anniversary of his debut album, Doggystyle, which a VERY special surprise, and also gives you new music from Dayggs, Fat Trel, DBCO, and more! Follow along all night long with the playlist after the jump!

Roses – Outkast

10 2 10 Remix – Big Sean ft. Rick Ross & Travis Scott

Let’s Ride – Q-Tip

Gin and Juice – Snoop Doggy Dogg

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Newscast 11/22/13

On Friday’s newscast: international hostage situation, unemployment rates in MIchigan, new project at the Lansing Airport, sports update, weekend weather report, local music news and Silver Bells of Lansing.

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The Basement – 11/21/13

Thanks everyone for tuning in and thanks to Mr. Denton On Doomsday for hanging out with us tonight!

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Tiger! Tiger! – When You’re Ready For It / Did I Tell You About the Books? They’re Real!

Bike Tuff - Eraser Head

Bad Dates – Touch & Go

The Bell Tree - Fizzy Lifting Drinks
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Interview with Joe Hertler of Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers

About one quarter of the way through Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers’ set, my friend turned to me and remarked, “Imagine having this as your teacher.” She didn’t mean it derisively, but it made me laugh anyway. We had both just seen firsthand the stark difference between Joe Hertler as a teacher and Joe Hertler as the charismatic, energetic frontman of a soulful roots-rock band. One dressed in a gingham button-up and spoke with soft measured statements; the other danced wildly onstage, adorned in floral shirt and hat, and said things like “music is about human f*cking beings!” to a teeming crowd of young adults. The first one is the Joe Hertler I interviewed. He had parent-teacher conferences for part of the night. Then he came back to The Loft, cut loose – and gave what I believed to be the best performance of his career.
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