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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

Mrs. Magician | The Dead 80s

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Mrs. Magician is a San Diego based garage and kinda-sorta surf-rock group on Swami Records, the label founded by guitarist John Reis of Hot Snakes and Drive Like Jehu.

The band recently dropped a single from upcoming album Bermuda scheduled to release May 20. Their debut LP, Strange Heaven, sounds like a happy-go-lucky surf-rock record thrown into a tar pit. The lyrics on “The Dead 80s” are detached and cynical, complemented all the more so by the vocalist’s lazy affect that almost sounds like The Strokes‘ Julian Casablancas imitation.

Still, the chords are just off kilter enough that the song avoids being predictably cliche — as so many other lo-fi garage rock acts tend to be. It’s a dreary song no doubt, but oddly catchy in its nihilism.

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