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Digging Into the Past |

Digging Into the Past | “Unlucky Skin” by Shakey Graves

Abbi Wynsma, Audio Engineer April 7, 2021

Shakey Graves, the man that can do it all, has done it again by releasing “Unlucky Skin"—a beautiful folk song just in time for summer.  “Unlucky Skin” opens Graves’ new album Roll the Bones...

Nourish Your Ears Today!  | “may fields” by Louie Zong

Nourish Your Ears Today! | “may fields” by Louie Zong

Mason Vore, Writer/Volunteer April 6, 2021

A soul album about vegetables? Why not. Louie Zong released Vegetable Soul last week, and I’ve been munching on these tracks big time. “may fields” opens with a peaceful harp that launches into...

The Black Dog Predicament |

The Black Dog Predicament | “Don’t Need You” by Genesis Owusu

Jadyn Morris, Writer/Volunteer April 5, 2021

I’m going to be honest, I’d never heard of Genesis Owusu before I was assigned his album a couple of weeks ago for the Music Review team here at Impact. But ever since then, I’ve been playing Smiling...

New Music Monday | Bobby Renz, Lo Talker and Them Airs

New Music Monday | Bobby Renz, Lo Talker and Them Airs

Music Review Team April 5, 2021

Bobby Renz - “Always Be Loved” This song is from Bobby Renz’s debut record Eat a Rainbow. The album was good, but I particularly enjoyed this song. It has this really calming jazz effect,...

The Body Lives on Music | An Intro to AlunaGeorge

The Body Lives on Music | An Intro to AlunaGeorge

Anthony Cruz, Writer/Volunteer April 5, 2021

AlunaGeorge is one of my all-time favorite duos, hailing from the electronic music haven of London, England. The duo has pioneered an approach to alternative-synth pop and UK garage music that is distinctive...

Playlist | Artists for Artists: Inspired by Art

Playlist | Artists for Artists: Inspired by Art

Tasia Bass, Writer/Volunteer April 2, 2021

“Viva La Vida, Watermelons” was a painting by Spanish painter Frida Kahlo, completed just eight days before her death. The hard shell of watermelon revealing the soft fruit inside was a symbolism for...

Matriarchs of Music | Doja Cat

Matriarchs of Music | Doja Cat

Noah Bosch, Writer/Volunteer April 2, 2021

To the average listener in 2018, “MOOOO!” was, if nothing else, comically zany. Nothing about the cow-themed getup, farm animal-inspired lyrics, or general ridiculousness of the now iconic music video...

Alice Dreamt Interview 3.8.21

Alice Dreamt Interview 3.8.21

Luke Adams, Host of Terminally Online April 1, 2021

Alice Dreamt is the pseudonym of Detroit-based Indie artist Tim Jones. I recently had the opportunity to talk to them about their new album All Those Little Things, especially the feelings that went into...

Underappreciated Women in Music: Overshadowed, Influential Artists

Underappreciated Women in Music: Overshadowed, Influential Artists

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer March 31, 2021

Oftentimes, women are relegated to the sidelines in all areas of artistic expression and historical recognition. When schoolchildren open textbooks of any type, more often than not they are reading about...

Playlist | Echoes of Women Empowerment

Playlist | Echoes of Women Empowerment

Entertainment Team March 31, 2021

As this year's Women's History Month is coming to an end, we have compiled a playlist of tunes that empower women to take into the rest of the year. From old to new, these are anthems that remind us to...

A Ticket to Superstardom  | “Broken Bells” by Greta Van Fleet

A Ticket to Superstardom | “Broken Bells” by Greta Van Fleet

Anthony Cruz, Writer/Volunteer March 29, 2021

Michigan has given birth to some of the most influential artists over the decades—Stevie Wonder, Madonna and Enimem are cultural-juggernauts in their respective genres. One band, Greta Van Fleet, are...

New Music Monday | RINSE and IAN SWEET

New Music Monday | RINSE and IAN SWEET

Music Review Team March 29, 2021

RINSE - “Tamaryn (Wherever I Am)” Wherever I Am is the EP from Australian-based artist RINSE, and it can be described as a 18-minute melodic, dream-pop album—perfect for a car ride. “Tamaryn...

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