The Mowgli’s “Waiting For The Dawn” Album Review

These days, many artists tend to put most of their eggs into one basket; they exert most of their effort into the hit singles that will appear on an upcoming album.  This often leaves the album cuts lacking, which are often the hidden gems of a truly great album.  With that being said, I was somewhat apprehensive when I put the latest album from The Mowgli’s, Waiting for the Dawn, into my car stereo and pressed play.  I had heard the initial track off the album, “San Francisco,” several times before, including on THE IMPACT, and I instantly knew it was a good song.  Actually, I didn’t think it was merely good, I thought it was great; I rarely feel this way listening to a song for the first time.  So, I had good reason to be worried that Waiting for the Dawn would be, like many other albums of the Digital Age, centered on a few good individual songs and fail to create its own identity as an album.

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Michigan State food truck wins ‘Best Local Food Recipe’ for Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheese Burger

The Eat At State food truck at Michigan State University has an award-winning cheeseburger on its menu. The Signature Smoked Cheddar Cheese Burger was named the “Best Local Food Recipe” in the nation by the National Association of College & University Food Services. Impact’s Abbie Newton met up with Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski to witness the burger being made and give it a taste.

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City Pulse 06/19/13

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is heating up East Lansing and on the show is a panel of Jazz enthusiasts. Festival Director Benjamin Hall, bass player and Art Director Rodney Whitaker, jazz singer Mardra Thomas, writer for City Pulse Larry Cosentino, and Lois Mummaw of the Jazz festival. Also on the show Ody Norkin, V.P. of the Michigan Flyer and David Pole bring up a grant to be reconsidered for expanding the Michigan Flyer and its reach.

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The Maccabees – Child

London, England’s The Maccabees, despite having chosen their name from picking a word from the bible at random, are not a religious band. They do, however, make the kind of relaxed, ambience-laden indie rock that’s able to take the form of any listener’s mood. If you’re feeling happy, so will the music; feeling down? So does the music. But no matter what the mood, those horns are awesome. Check out the music video for the their song “Child” off their 2012 album Given to the Wild below. Read More…

The Mowgli’s – “San Francisco” (Live at The Loft)

To kick off The Mowgli’s week here at Impact 89FM, we’re proud to give the world our “San Francisco” performance video. The Mowgli’s give the world’s happiest live performance, and will be at The Intersection in Grand Rapids on June 30th, 2013! Check out our interview with The Mowgli’s here!

Andy Hull, Jesse Lacey, and Kevin Devine – Jesus Christ

What happens when Andy Hull (of Manchester Orchestra), Jesse Lacey (of Brand New), and Kevin Devine get three acoustic guitars, sit down in a bar in Long Island, NY in front of under a hundred people, and play music with no real direction in mind? The answer is a lot of craziness, forgetting lyrics, making fun of each other, and, of course, artistry. Artistry exemplified by an impromptu folk cover of Brand New’s popular song “Jesus Christ.” Check out some footage of that song below. Read More…

Accidental Blues Playlist 06/19/13

On today’s show we bring it back to the Delta Blues with Guy Davis, Son House, and Mississippi John Hurt. Stay tuned for our artist spotlight with Otis Taylor’s newest album, My World Is Gone.

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Mississippi John Hurt – Farther Along – Last Sessions

Guy Davis – Waiting On The Cards To Fall – Butt Naked Free

Anthony Gomes – Blues Is Good – …Before The Beginning

Son House – Sundown – The Original Delta Blues

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The Mowgli’s Impact 89FM Interview (Lansing, Michigan)

Impact 89FM is proud to show the world our interview with The Mowgli’s! This fun loving band from Los Angeles sat down with The Impact to talk about their song writing process, how the group formed, and what it was like transitioning to a major label! Check out their debut album, Waiting For The Dawn, in stores now! Check out our live performance of their hit song “San Francisco” here, and check back tomorrow for new The Mowgli’s content!

Torch and Twang 6/18/13

Torch & Twang is live tonight with local indie-folk musician Nathan Alan, whose new record, Looking For Tomorrow, Today drops this Friday! We also have a ton of great new music, including new records from Pokey LaFarge, Guy Clark, John Fogerty and more! And so many giveaways, your head might explode!

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Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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Ivan & Alyosha- Be Your Man- All The Times We Had

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Surfer Blood – I Was Wrong

West Palm Beach, Florida’s Surfer Blood are back with their new album Pythons which came out last week. Pythons is a perfect example of a sophomore release; refining the band’s sound while maintaining their core attitudes and original stylings. The new album is on track for Top 20 of 2013 lists everywhere. With a cleaner and tighter sound, the rather short album (10 songs in 32 minutes) will get stuck in your head and have you bobbing along for days. Check out the song “I Was Wrong” off the 2013 album Pythons below. Read More…

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