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Hear Me Out Episode 11 (Caroline Polachek, Kanye West, Danny Brown)

Hear Me Out Episode 11 (Caroline Polachek, Kanye West, Danny Brown)

Andrew Herner and Josiah Leach

November 12, 2019

It's time for another Hear Me Out! After almost a year, Impact's popular video series is back with another installment. For this one, the Content Team sat down to discuss new albums that have released in the past month, deciding on a "good" album, a "bad" album and a "wack" album. (Let it be known...

Pretty Okay? Pretty Punk | “Pretty Okay” – Screaming Females

Pretty Okay? Pretty Punk |

Katelyn Connelly, Writer/Volunteer

November 12, 2019

Screaming Females are a rock and roll trio based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, made up of members Marissa Paternoster, Jarrett Doughtery and Mike Abbate. Formed in 2005, they began their careers performing basement shows in New Brunswick. Since then, they have shared the stage with bands like Garbage...

Underground Paradise | “Run Fast” – Billy Lemos & JJ

Underground Paradise |

Ronnie Cromer, Writer/Volunteer

November 11, 2019

Billy Lemos, a rising producer from Iowa, blessed the underground SoundCloud community with a new track “Run Fast,” featuring singer JJ.  The song is the fourth single released by Lemos this year and showcases his expertise in selecting the perfect collaborator to compliment his product...

Andrew Younker – “I Forget The World” (Live @ MSU Botanical Gardens)

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Andrew Herner, Video Director

November 10, 2019

Lansing-based bedroom-pop artist, Andrew Younker, dropped by to play some acoustic tracks. We wanted to do something a little different by taking the performance outside our studios. Enjoy the beautiful foliage paired with Andrew's track, "I Forget The World".

Oliver Tree @ The Majestic

Oliver Tree @ The Majestic

Andrew Herner, Video Director

November 8, 2019

Oliver Tree brought his "Goodbye Farewell" tour to the Majestic theatre and we were there to get some great photos! A broken foot didn't stop Oliver from putting on a great show to a sold out crowd. ...

From the Bedroom to Mars | Art-Pop Band Sure Sure

From the Bedroom to Mars | Art-Pop Band Sure Sure

Taylor Haelterman, Assistant News Director

November 8, 2019

With a new album in the works and a headline tour coming in 2020, now is the perfect time to get familiar with Sure Sure, a four-piece band from LA who produces all of their own music right from their bedrooms. Sure Sure began releasing music in 2014, and has since opened for the likes of Young The Giant, Hippo Campus and, most recently,...

Concert Review | Sigma Phi’s “Metal Frat”

Concert Review | Sigma Phi's

Matt Cruz, Writer/Volunteer

November 8, 2019

Midwestern Emo is teeming with life in the flannel draped basement of Ann Arbor’s Metal Frat. Sigma Phi, better known as “Metal Frat,” is a University of Michigan fraternity known for their DIY basement shows, as well as its status as one of the most influential centerpieces in the spread of math rock and m...

Return to the Dark | “L’Île des Morts” – Alcest

Return to the Dark |

Kyle Davidson, Writer/Volunteer

November 8, 2019

After three years of on-and-off touring, French post-metal icons Alcest have returned with a new album Spiritual Instinct. Listed as the pioneers of the atmospheric black metal and blackgaze genres by publications such as Stereogum and Invisible Oranges, Alcest has laid the foundation for other well known bands such as Deafheaven...

Concert Review | Clairo’s Immunity Tour

Concert Review | Clairo's Immunity Tour

Alexa Stecewicz, Traffic Director

November 6, 2019

Getting her start on Soundcloud and Bandcamp, Massachusetts singer-songwriter Clairo, aka Claire Cottrill, rose to fame in 2017 after releasing “Pretty Girl,” a lo-fi song with over 40 million views on YouTube. Inspired by ‘80s pop music, “Pretty Girl” is a song about feeling the need to be the “perfect girl for another person.” https://www.youtube.co...

A New Spin on a New Classic | “money machine – A. G. Cook Remix” – 100 gecs

A New Spin on a New Classic |

Michael Thistlethwaite, Volunteer/Writer

November 6, 2019

It’s been a few months since we’ve gotten anything new from 100 gecs. And while that isn’t really that long of a time, the duo of Dylan Brady and Laura Les have left a mark of the music world. Their debut album 1000 gecs is an exciting blend of noise, glitch-pop and experimental pop music. ...

Melancholic Hip-Hop | “In My Room” – Frank Ocean

Melancholic Hip-Hop |

Sarah Beltran, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

When “DHL” dropped a couple weeks ago from generational icon Frank Ocean, I thought it may have just been another quick single to quench the thirsty masses. However, with the Saturday morning arrival of another single, “In My Room,” I think it is safe to say there is finally another album from Ocean on the horizon.  “In My Room,” like “DHL,” pla...

An EDM Return | “Dollaz” – TNIGHT

An EDM Return |

Matt Stando, Senior Staff Editor

November 4, 2019

For the first time in over five years, we are once again being treated to the musical stylings of TNGHT. The project began when producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice were on tour together and is a perfect showcase of their respective styles. Lunice came from the trap, hip-hop scene in Canada while Moh...