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The Basement – 2/20/2020 – V*A*S*E

The Basement - 2/20/2020 - V*A*S*E

Matt Burdick, Live Music Director

May 13, 2020

The members of V*A*S*E detailed their upcoming project and gave us an exciting performance of several unreleased songs. You can hear more about the band on Facebook and Twitter.   Transcript below: Gia Haddock: Hello everybody, you are listening to The Basement, Impact 89's live local music show. Tonight we have the band ...

The Basement – 1/30/2020 – If Walls Could Talk

The Basement - 1/30/2020 - If Walls Could Talk

Matt Burdick, Live Music Director

May 6, 2020

Detroit band If Walls Could Talk dropped by the station to discuss road snacks, band bonding activities, and the Jonas Brothers. You can find out more about the band on their website. Transcript below: Matt Burdick: You're listening to WDBM's The Basement, and we are in the studio tonight with a...

The Basement – 1/23/2020 – Conspicuous Bystanders

The Basement - 1/23/2020 - Conspicuous Bystanders

Matt Burdick

April 29, 2020

In the first Basement episode of the decade, hosts Matt Burdick and Gia Haddock talked to Lansing's own Conspicuous Bystanders about onstage goof-ups, Tarantino movies, and the Dalai Lama. For more updates on the band you can follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Transcript below: *Down on My Luck  (incompl...

Loser Becomes Big Star | “Do You Think We’ll Last Forever?” – Caroline Rose

Loser Becomes Big Star |

Mason Vore, Writer/Volunteer

April 21, 2020

There’s no better example of Caroline Rose's personality being layered into her latest album, Superstar, than her Twitter bio “loser become big big star.”  It proves why it’s no surprise when, for the third single off of Superstar, “Do You Think We’ll Last Forever?” she returns with a track full of her unique combination of comical yet claustrophob...

The Genius of Bill Withers

The Genius of Bill Withers

Benjamin Brewster, Writer/Volunteer

April 6, 2020

Bill Withers, whose trademark singles “Ain’t No Sunshine," “Lean on Me," “Use Me” and “Lovely Day” established him as a visionary contributor to the definitive American songbook, passed away Friday morning from heart complications. He was 81 years old. His death immediately triggere...

April’s First | “Time” – Childish Gambino

April's First |

Noah Bosch, Writer/Volunteer

April 1, 2020

Donald Glover is a man of many talents, and a serious contender for one of the most fascinating celebrities out there. Whether he’s raising roofs as his music artist persona “Childish Gambino,” raising a rebellion as an actor in his role as Star Wars' Lando Calrision or raising spirits as himself durin...

Hip Hop’s Most Experimental | “COVERED IN MONEY!” – JPEGMAFIA

Hip Hop's Most Experimental |

Michael Thistlethwaite, Writer/Volunteer

March 31, 2020

JPEGMAFIA has just released a new track, and it’s just as strange as you’d expect it to be. The cut, “COVERED IN MONEY!”, was released on YouTube on March 19, but didn’t make it to major streaming platforms until Wednesday, March 25. The track follows another single that was recently released by the rapper/producer on February 20 titled “BALD!”  Fans of JPEGMAFIA ...

Glitz and Glamor | “Escape from LA” – The Weeknd

Glitz and Glamor |

Noah Bosch, Writer/Volunteer

March 30, 2020

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks – or practicing some extreme social distancing – you’ve probably noticed a buzz around After Hours, The Weeknd’s new album. The buzz was aided in part by the single “Blinding Lights,” a ‘80s synthpop mega hit, as well as a Mercedes-Benz...

Obituary @The Pike Room

Obituary @The Pike Room

George Pham, Video Coordinator

March 20, 2020

Awesome show from these guys, just couldn't see much because of all the hair. /m\

Raw & Noisy | “Always Amber” – ShitKid

Raw & Noisy | “Always Amber” - ShitKid

Katelyn Connelly, Writer/Volunteer

March 20, 2020

On March 2, Swedish band ShitKid released another new album, following the debut of Duo Limbo​/​"Mellan himmel å helvete" on Jan. 24. Musicians Åsa Söderqvist and Lina Molarin Ericsson are the members behind the punk rock, alt-pop and grunge sound that is ShitKid.  Their most recent release called "Always Amber" was recorded for...

Anthemic Michigan Emo | “Bueno” – Dogleg

Anthemic Michigan Emo | “Bueno” - Dogleg

Benjamin Brewster, Writer/Volunteer

March 19, 2020

Melee, the highly anticipated debut album from Detroit-based band Dogleg, marks a key moment in the band’s career. It’s the precise moment where their sound seamlessly transitioned from hometown favorite to bonafide national obsession. Theirs is a joyous noise – a celebratory punk-rock exaltation of youth, juxtaposed brilliantly aga...

Detroit Rap Goes Down Under | “Heavy Organ” – The Leonard Simpson Duo

Detroit Rap Goes Down Under |

Neelan Bosnic, Writer/Volunteer

March 13, 2020

Experimental rap is, for lack of a better phrase, pretty sick nasty. Hearing sounds that you’ve never heard before made by people you’ve never heard of is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s especially cool when one of the people in said group is from your own state, and a legend in their ow...

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