The Silent Years – Someone To Keep Us Warm

With the recent success of the Detroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr, it’s important to think about history. The two members met while recording some music for Joshua Epstein’s former band, The Silent Years. One of the best acts to ever come out of Royal Oak, Michigan, the four piece’s groovy indie rock paved the way for your favorite hits now. While they are not completely dissolved, The Silent Years are on an official indefinite hiatus until Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jr. is done being so busy. Check out the song “Someone To Keep Us Warm” off their 2006 self-titled album below. Read More…

Accidental Blues Playlist 08/23/13

Bubba Ray’s final show tonight will feature artist Junior Kimbrough. Join us as Bubba Ray plays his favorite blues tunes from Eric Clapton, Sean Costello, and Buddy Guy. New music from Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois KIng and Sugaray Rayford.

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Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band – Honky Tonk – Shoutin’ In Key

Junior Kimborugh – Meet Me In The City – All Night Long

Cash Box Kings – Hayseed Strut – Holler & Stomp

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‘Summer’s a Drag!’ unites community for Michigan Pride

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Last Friday, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum hosted the fist annual “Summers a Drag” event in conjunction with Michigan Pride. The show was hosted by two local drag queens, showcased performances from community members and created a sense of unity and support among the participants and people that attended. Impact’s Gabriela Saldivia reports.

Photos by Colin Marshall

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Torch and Twang 8/27/13

Withe the students back on campus, Torch & Twang takes a moment to look back at the summer of 2013. Eric will be reliving his favorite records that released after May 5, the final day of classes for the 2012-2013 academic year. Plus new music from Brian Wright, Michigan favorites Gifts or Creatures and The Civil Wars!

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Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Steep Canyon Rangers- Tell The Ones I Love- Tell The Ones I Love

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors- Nothing Like A Woman- Good Light

Tim Easton- Tired and Hungry- Not Cool

Sarah Jarosz- Over the Edge- Build Me Up From Bones Read More…

Exposure 8/27/13

On the last Exposure show of the summer, host Abbie Newton and producer Gabriela Saldivia talks to actor Adam West, who played Batman and is now one of the voices on Family Guy. Wisaal, a band that will perform at the Loft comes into the show. We get an update on the MOSAIC Music Festival that will be happening in Lansing over Labor Day. Hear about the ‘Summer’s a Drag’ show at the Broad Art Museum. And lastly, Wharton Center joins the show to give a sneak peak on the performances of the new school year.

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City Pulse 8/28/2013

This week, host Burrell Schwartz has Developer Gene Townsend, who discusses relocating cement sculptures in Genesee Neighborhood. Later, Burrell discusses medicaid expansion with MIRS editor Kyle Melinn. Clarence Jones shares his experiences with Martin Luther King Jr. in an interview. also on we have state Reps. Theresa Abed and Tom Cochran.City_Pulse_8-28-13

Okkervil River – It Was My Season

Austin, Texas’ indie rock darlings Okkervil River are back with their seventh album The Silver Gymnasium, out September 3rd on ATO records. Many out there are waiting with bated breath to see if their first album not to be released through Jagjaguwar Records will be different, but if the rest of the album is anything like their first single, fans need not worry. Though they may have turned the intricacies down a bit, they still have a way of making your heart beat to the tempo and tune of their songs. Check out the song “It Was My Season” off their upcoming album The Silver Gymnasium below. Read More…

Adam West talks Batman, Family Guy, childhood, and his bucket list

Adam West is a seasoned actor who became famous when he played Batman in the 1960′s television series. He has also lent his voice to many television shows and movies, such as Rugrats and The Simpson’s. Impact’s Abbie Newton and Gabriela Saldivia talk with the celebrity about his time as the Caped Crusader, his role as Mayor Adam West on Family Guy, and the items remaining on his bucket list.

 

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TV Ghost – Elevator

Creepiness crawling out of Lafayette, Indiana comes in the form of TV Ghost, a five-piece experimental nosie rock-turned-depressing-Cure-esque-type-band-thing. This is the kind of off-kilter, melancholic slow rock that would fit perfectly into one of Ryan Gosling’s newer movies (think Drive if it didn’t have such a cheesy 80′s soundtrack). The name TV Ghost seems to be fitting, as you may get the feeling that someone (or something) might be watching you while listening to their new album out September 3rd. Check out the track “Elevator” off their upcoming album Disconnect below. Read More…

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