On this week's episode of the Eight One Sixty, we celebrate KC music from the '90s. This show was a lot of fun to put together — digging through hard drives, looking up old articles and blog posts, and scouring through YouTube and Discogs. Things are weird right now, but maybe we can give you a brief moment of escape, to sit back and enjoy some KC music from a couple decades ago.
We'll hear from these bands:
- The Appleseed Cast — still active and making beautiful noises
- Frogpond — lead singer Heidi Phillips is still making music
- Mates of State — they now call Connecticut home
- The Get Up Kids — still active and put out a great album, "Problems," last year
- The Gadjits — featuring the Phillips brothers from The Architects, Brandon Phillips and The Condition and Other Americans
- Mongol Beach Party — featuring musicians now active in bands like Victor & Penny, The Band That Fell To Earth KC, Miss Boating and more
- Shiner — still active and just released an amazing new album, "Schadenfreude"
- Season to Risk — check out Bryan Truta's new interview with Steve Tulipana of S2R at this link
- Dirtnap — featuring the musical wonderings of Billy Smith, Wade Williamson and Pete LaPorte, who went on to form Olympic Size
- Pamper the Madman — they had a reunion show late last year and maybe they will again someday
- Sin City Disciples — Patrick Sprehe of Center Cut Records suggested this one, and it comes with a special intro from the great and late John Peel of BBC Radio 1