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Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

Michigan State University Student Radio

Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM

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Playlist | 20-leg Parlay

Entertainment Team February 25, 2024

Your hands shake. Your eyes dart around to multiple screens, keeping track of 20 seemingly independent events. With each event that comes to fruition, you quickly draw a line through the event on the legal...

Most Normal Evening in East Lansing | “Mulholland’s Dinner and Wine” by Declan McKenna

Most Normal Evening in East Lansing | “Mulholland’s Dinner and Wine” by Declan McKenna

Jeremiah Dungjen, Writer/Volunteer February 25, 2024

The final single released before the official Feb. 9 drop of rising pop-rock singer-songwriter Declan McKenna’s newest LP, What Happened to The Beach? is a fun listen. “Mulholland’s Dinner and Wine”...

Black Artists Who Made Music History | Fela Kuti

Black Artists Who Made Music History | Fela Kuti

Robbie Sullivan, Writer/Volunteer February 24, 2024

Inspired by his study of jazz, funk and Ghanaian highlife music, Fela Kuti created afrobeat music in the ‘70s. Born in Nigeria, Kuti impressed strength and moxie upon his fellow citizens. His mother,...

You’re not a poet; you’re a liar | “Alesis” by Mk.gee

You’re not a poet; you’re a liar | “Alesis” by Mk.gee

Antonio Dimovski, Writer/Volunteer February 23, 2024

Gentle haze, self-reflection and bittersweet intimacy define Mk.gee’s latest album, Two Star & The Dream Police, released on Feb. 9, 2024. The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter's innovative project...

Album Review | Prelude to Ecstasy by The Last Dinner Party

Album Review | Prelude to Ecstasy by The Last Dinner Party

Genevieve Orlewicz and Kayla Kirkland February 23, 2024

After British indie rock band The Last Dinner Party released their debut single, “Nothing Matters,” just a year ago, we were expecting a buffet of an album, but we weren’t truly ready for what they...

Spill Your Guts | “Missing Out” by Maya Hawke

Spill Your Guts | “Missing Out” by Maya Hawke

Noelle Simonelli, Writer/Volunteer February 21, 2024

On Feb. 14, Maya Hawke announced the release date of her third album, Chaos Angel, and dropped the leading single: “Missing Out.” When you hear the name Maya Hawke, I’m sure the first thing you think...

EP Review | 10 Years of Pop Culture by Knocked Loose

EP Review | 10 Years of Pop Culture by Knocked Loose

Nick Sanchez, Host of Thee Hourz O' Power February 21, 2024

Five songs that started it all. Listening to Pop Culture ten years after its release, you wouldn’t think that Louisville hardcore band Knocked Loose would be on a headlining tour at venues that can...

Impact Mixtape | “Black Artists Making Waves in Asia” by Ashe Burr

Impact Mixtape | “Black Artists Making Waves in Asia” by Ashe Burr

Ashe Burr, Writer/Volunteer February 19, 2024

The impact that black artists have had on the international music scene is immense. From the jazz influences in 1980s Japanese city pop to the hip hop twinge that has made K-Pop as popular as it is, Asian...

Impact Mixtape | “Blues’ Black History” by Jack Domenicucci

Impact Mixtape | “Blues’ Black History” by Jack Domenicucci

Jack Domenicucci, Writer/Volunteer February 17, 2024

Blues is a broad style of music that emerged from the Deep South in African-American communities during the late-19th century. The genre grew out of Christian spirituals which were associated with the...

If My Past Were to Sing a Song | “a tape for what i couldn’t say” by Them and I

If My Past Were to Sing a Song | “a tape for what i couldn’t say” by Them and I

Riya Patchava, Volunteer/Writer February 16, 2024

There’s a box of tapes in my basement. It’s old and dusty, and the camcorder buried with it is far past hope for repair. The tapes are labeled in my mother’s loopy scrawl: “Christmas 2007,” “Reva’s...

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Playlist | The Earth Is Burning, But at Least It’s 50 Degrees Out

Entertainment Team February 11, 2024

Day after day, whether we want to ignore it or not, we hear of natural disasters and record-breaking temperatures. Celebrities and corporations alike emit the same carbon emissions that are released far...

Black Artists Who Made Music History | Pharoah Sanders

Black Artists Who Made Music History | Pharoah Sanders

Mike Merucci, Entertainment Editor February 11, 2024

Each genre has its titans — the almost mythical people who changed the landscape of music in and outside of that genre’s bubble. For spiritual jazz, Pharoah Sanders is one of these people, having led...

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