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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Exposure 10.15.13

Today on Exposure, host Abbie Newton talks about the government shutdown with Eric Scorsone, an economist and public finance expert. Michigan State University professors, Lorraine Weatherspoon and Elizabeth Quilliam, visit the studio to speak about how advergames promote unhealthy eating. We highlight a new store that opened in Old Town in the summer, and two cast members of Flashdance at Wharton Center share the stage to discuss the Broadway hit.

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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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MSU Today 10/18/13

Dr. Kirk Heinze talks with environmental attorney and Crain’s Detroit Business blogger Saulius Mikalonis about some of the hot green legal issues in the news today.  Then Kirk talks with MSU alumnus and green builder Doug Selby about trends in sustainability-focused home construction and remodeling.  Spartan Dawgs Andre Hutson, Todd Duckett, and Tim Bograkos return to answer listener questions submitted to them via Facebook and Twitter.  The Spartan Dawgs are former Spartan athletes who reflect on lessons learned as Spartan athletes and how they’re carrying those lessons into their professional and personal lives.  And Scott Westerman shares his thoughts on actions and words. Read More…

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The Basement – 10/17/13

Thanks all for tuning in and thanks to Eleanor Quigley for coming in and hanging out!

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

The Summer Pledge – Fences For Teeth

A Band Called Mithras – Concrete

Selfish Tears – Homebound

The Silent Years – No Secrets

Eleanor Quigley – Cali Thai

Eleanor Quigley – Raindrops

Eleanor Quigley – Out the Window

Eleanor Quigley – Water Temple

Brave Bird – Tired Enough

The White Stripes – Little Cream Soda

The Rival – Chisel

The Decks – Skeleton

Lights & Caves – The Shape

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) – Water

Jack and the Bear – Back to Despair

His Name Is Alive – Go To Hell Mountain

Jeff Pianki – Missing Parts

Natively Foreign – The Forest

Pity Sex – Sedated

Pulp Culture – Cognitive Dissonance

The Reptilian – Dungeons & Drag Queens

La Dispute – Such Small Hands / Said the King to the River

Nice Hooves – Play Jazz

Torch and Twang 10/15/13

It’s a big day for Americana fans! New records from The Head and the Heart and The Avett Brothers are here and Torch and Twang will be featuring both at 10 o’clock, along with a new album from Basia Bulat. Plus, giveaways galore! T&T has giveaways for The BoDeans and Della Mae, both performing at The Ark in Ann Arbor this week!

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Amanda Shires- Wasted and Rollin’- Down Fell the Doves

Stephen Kellogg- Lost and Found- Blunderstone Rookery
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The Devil Makes Three- Forty Days- I’m A Stranger Here

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