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88rising at Fillmore Review

Artists from the predominantly Asian and Asian-American collective, 88 Rising, performed at the Fillmore Saturday evening in Detroit. They delivered what their young fans were hoping a see--a raucous performance of trap-influenced rap music. The set-list included Rich Brian, Higher Brothers, Keith Ape, Niki, Kohn, August 08, and Don Krez. The concert opened with Don Krez who got the crowd hype with mainstream hip-hop spins. As the more popular acts performed, the crowd responded with their hands, hips, and feet. Keith Ape from Korea got the crowd going with his hit 'It G Ma.' Nikki was the one non-rap performer. Her vocals offered a welcomed change from the otherwise all-male acts. And the Higher Brothers from China kept it going with 'Made in China,' a song made popular largely from 88 Rising's reaction videos featuring more well-known artists such as Joey Purp, PNB Rock, and the Migos. The evening ended with Rich Brian, who hails from Indonesia. He ended the evening with the much-anticipated performance of Dat $tick. Overall, the set delivered what it intended to, hard-hitting hip-hop beats and a fresh set of performers that we seldom see in America.

-- Thông Phan

Photos by Maxwell Gigle 

Live Broadcast: EDGEFEST

Saturday, October 20th at 8pm: Tune into our live broadcast of the Art Ensemble of Chicago performing at Edgefest, Ann Arbor's annual avant­-garde jazz and creative new music festival!

Chicago-Out Kind of Town is the 22nd edition of this annual internationally acclaimed creative avant/jazz music festival presented by Kerrytown Concert House (KCH) each October. The four-day festival will have a unifying purpose: to celebrate and explore new music created by musicians whose artistry developed within the complex urban space of Chicago. A roster of distinguished ground-breaking performers/composers with their ensembles will illuminate the innovative role these artists have played in the avant/jazz world.

Join WCBN!

Now is a great chance to get involved at WCBN, the campus radio station of the University of Michigan! There is always work to be done around here, and the station has something for everyone!

If you're interested in becoming a DJ, come to one of our training sessions that take place every Sunday at 4pm. Our Training Director will show you the ropes, and you will get a feel for what it means to be a part of our community.

If you would like to help out in another capacity, visit our contact page and get in touch!

Special Living Writers Program: Interview with John McCain from December 7, 2005

In honor of Senator John McCain, WCBN's Living Writers aired a very special repeat of an interview with Senator McCain recorded December 7, 2005 for their August 30, 2018 program. In a conversation that is still timely today, McCain talks to host Ashley David about how a leader is defined by their ethics and personal values, and reads from the works of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others as featured in his then-current book Character Is Destiny. Living Writers airs on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 PM EST on WCBN, 88.3 FM in Southwest Michigan and streams worldwide at www.wcbn.org. Podcasts are also on iTunes and at our site: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/living-writers

It's Alive!

After many years of anticipation, the new WCBN-FM 88.3 transmitter went live on Monday July 30th 2018!  We have gone from 200 to 1400 watts and have increased our radio footprint dramatically. Kristin says we start to get patchy on US-23 at 3 miles from the Ohio border. Manos got a good signal in Clinton. Cameron drove north and reports the signal finally went out around Fowlerville. Tex reports good reception in Dundee. Reports are pouring in so send your reception report to dd@wcbn.org. Thanks to all of you for making this possible.

 

Lost Concert Recordings From 1968 Unearthed

MICHIGAN HISTORY PROJECT NEWS

Michigan History Project Discovers Treasure-Trove of Historic Recordings  ANN ARBOR, MICH., July 16, 2018 

The non-profit Michigan History Project has recently discovered a treasure-trove of historic musical recordings made in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the 1960s by such artists as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tim Buckley, Doc Watson, Odetta, and others.

The recordings were made at Canterbury House, then and now home to the Episcopal student ministry at the University of Michigan. In the sixties, Canterbury House was an inclusive place of worship that also served as a countercultural nexus and hip music venue where top-name folk and blues acts would play.

The discovered 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tapes include a series of concerts by Joni Mitchell from 1968, a performance by Neil Young from that same year, and shows by other folk, blues, and bluegrass artists including Tim Buckley, Doc Watson, Odetta, Dave Van Ronk, David Ackles, Jim Kweskin (both solo and with the Jug Band), Len Chandler, Spider John Koerner, and the New Lost City Ramblers.

more at http://michiganhistoryproject.org/michigan-history-news.html

Ann Arbor Natives Half Japanese run the Shakemore Festival in Baltimore

The Baltimore Post-Examiner tells us:

Half Japanese may be the most famous band you’ve never heard of. Founded in the mid-seventies by Ann Arbor, Michigan brothers Jad and David Fair, the art punk rockers have released some 35 singles and albums over the course of their careers, while influencing the likes of Kurt Cobain and Smashing Pumpkins. A family relocation brought the Fairs to placid Union Mills, Maryland more than two decades ago, but the serenity of Carroll County didn’t stop them from continuing to set the underground world of music on fire. This weekend, that fire will manifest itself with smoke from a pool-side grill and sixteen hours of music at the semi-private event, lovingly christened by David Fair as Shakemore.

more at http://baltimorepostexaminer.com/shakemore-unites-seminal-band-half-japanese-with-fans-for-carroll-county-music-festival/2018/07/21

WCBN's Tiny Cage 3 with The Kelseys

WCBN's Third installment of the Tiny Cage Performance has been released! Check it out here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3CdQWRBzXw

 

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