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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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The State – 04/19/24
April 19, 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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The State – 04/19/24
April 19, 2024

Michigan’s Punk Pioneers Pt. II

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Written by Andrew Younker / Playlist by Jesse Taconelli 

Detroit is home to a unique blend of culture and sound, from jazz lynchpin Sun Ra’s astral works to garage rock powerhouse MC5. The tangible exchange of musical culture makes the city renowned for its forward thinking and advances in the arts, especially in regards to Ann Arbor art collective, Destroy All Monsters. Their various creations, including zines, murals, records, and more, detailed a rich melting pot of influences in the experimental community and earned them cult affection far and wide in the DIY community. Destroy All Monsters early work was futurist and psychedelic, influenced heavily by Sun Ra and cheesy monster flicks and resulting in droning tracks with dense atmospheric sounds. Indirectly, modern acts like Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar borrow from Detroit jazz titans to blend with hip-hop beat culture, experimenting the same way Destroy All Monsters borrowed from proto-punk acts like the Stooges to make noise-punk records in a college dorm room. Avante-garde Detroit acts are interconnected in ways much more sophisticated than simple chord structures or genre labels, lending thought as to why Destroy All Monsters took the mystical teachings of Detroit’s jazz musicians very seriously.

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