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Apocalypse Meow and Open Spaces

Tonight's show is about TWO great events! First up, we announce the lineup for the annual Apocalypse Meow 11, it’s the huge fundraiser concert for Midwest Music Foundation. We talk about the event and play music from some of the acts on the bill. and the second great event is this weekend, it’s the mega-huge weekend of Open Spaces KC at Starlight Theatre this weekend featuring so many great acts, we talk about it and play music from several of them. Friday: The Roots, The Soul Rebels, Red...


New Music

On this show it’s all about new music! Our inbox was full and we share new music from several different acts with you. Hear music from Y God Y, Wyndsrfr (the new project from Jacob and Danielle of Blackbird Revue), Lazy Projector, MaDDi, Lauryn VonAhnen, Kala, Kowala, The UK’s and Broken Arrows. We also throw in some music from The National and Alvvays, they’re in KC this weekend playing out at Starlight on Sunday night.


Second Hand King Pledge Special

For our special pledge edition of the Eight One Sixty we are joined by Second Hand King to talk about his new album and upcoming show at The Riot Room. You can also hear some music from bands performing at NKC Music Fest like Berwanger and Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival!


Danny McGaw & Plaza Art Fair

We welcome back to KC, special guest Danny McGaw! He lived and played music around KC and Lawrence for years but currently calls California home. He's in town this week for some gigs and to be part of the 87th Annual Plaza Art Fair. Danny brought his guitar and plays for us live in our studio. He’s one of 23 musicians that will play on Ink Magazine’s Stage at The Art Fair, Sept. 21-23. We also hear from other acts playing INK’s Stage, located at Ward Parkway and Pennsylvania Ave: Barnaby...


Calvin Arsenia

It's a long awaited show as we sit down with one of our favorite musicians, Calvin Arsenia. This is a HUGE week for Calvin as he’s celebrating the release of his new album, Cantaloupe (Calvin Arsenia Cantaloupe Album Release Show) with a massive release show on Saturday, September 15. He along with a dozen+ other musicians will host an amazing evening at The Gem Theater in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. We preview his brand new album as well as play music from a couple of the...


14th Annual Crossroads Music Fest

It’s all about this Saturday’s 14th Annual KKFI Crossroads Music Fest 2018 presented by Lead Bank this time on the Eight One Sixty. CMFKC founder, Bill Sundahl will join us to talk about the fest and to play music from several bands playing the event this Saturday, September 8, featuring 30 bands across 8 stages in the KC Crossroads Arts District. We hear music from Hembree, Hi-Lux, Instant Karma, Brandon Phillips and The Condition, Cadillac Flambé, Jo MacKenzie Music, They Call Me Sauce,...



We sit down with special guests Radkey this time on the show! These guys have gigged all over the world and they were recently featured in a huge tv commercial that led to them opening up for Jack White on his most recent tour. We hear brand new music from them and talk about what else is happening in Radkey’s world. Also, make sure you make plans to catch Radkey as they collaborate with Quixotic on Saturday, September 8th at recordBar as part of the 14th Annual KKFI Crossroads Music Fest...


Emmaline Twist and Shaun Crowley

It’s a double-header this time on the Eight One Sixty! First up Emmaline Twist will be in the studio with us, hanging out and previewing their brand new album, "Dissimulation". The album comes out this Friday, August 24 and that night they’re celebrating with a big show at recordBar along with Sona and Ghost Bones. After that Shaun Crowley of Manor Records will stop by and talk about the bands playing this Saturday, August 25 at Californos as part of the Manor Records Summer Showcase #2. We...


Duncan Burnett

For this show we are joined by special guest, Duncan Burnett! He’s playing a great show at The Bottleneck on Friday night, August 17 with the mighty and soulful Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears. We sit down with Duncan Burnett and hear some of his music, as well as some projects he helped record and produce along the way. In addition to that, we play brand new music from: Making Movies, Me Like Bees, RUBEO, and Sona.


New Releases

This show is all about new music! The inbox was full and we wanted to share new music with you so we hear from: • Dragon Inn 3 - AUG 21 listening party at Up-Down Kansas City • Lion Maker (LION/Barrel Maker) • Heidi Lynne Gluck • Blue False Indigo - AUG 20 at recordBar • Radkey - AUG 9 at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland • Broderick Jones • The Sexy Accident - AUG 7 at Just Off Broadway Theatre • Wade D. Brown - AUG 25 at The Brick • listener • Berwanger We also hear from Grand...


Turning the Tables KC Part 4

We are joined for the last time this month by Michelle Bacon to continue talking about her special series, “Turning The Tables KC.” Turning The Tables KC is a feature about Kansas City women in music and it tries to capture their experiences of working in the music industry. Today on the show we hear from Hi-Lux and Katy Guillen and The Girls, they’re playing a FREE show tomorrow at 6PM at Mills Record Company as the finale to the "Turning The Tables" series. We also hear from other women in...


Turning the Tables KC Part 3

Michelle Bacon returns as we continue our special 4-part series, “Turning The Tables KC.” Turning The Tables KC is a feature on The Bridge’s website about Kansas City women in music and it tries to capture their experiences of working in a traditionally male-dominated industry. We hear brand new music from young musicians: Jo Music, Miki P, Gracie Schramm and Maddi. We also hear from some of our favorites including Mess, Payge Turner and Rachel Mallin. Also, a brand new one from Vigil and...


Sons of Great Dane

We have 2 sets of special guests joining us for this show. First up, to celebrate the release of their new EP, we hear a live session from Sons Of Great Dane and then Michelle Bacon will drop by as we continue our special 4-part series, “Turning The Tables KC.” Sons of Great Dane have been making music together for years and recently came off of a hiatus for their new EP release show this Friday, July 13 at The Brick. The new EP is called “A Bit Before The Dawn". Then, Michelle Bacon...


Turning the Tables with Michelle Bacon

On this show we kick off a special 4-part/week series created by Michelle Bacon called “Turning The Tables KC.” Michelle Bacon will be joining us as co-host throughout the month of July! Based on NPR’s "Turning the Tables" series, we will highlight the contributions of Kansas City women in music and capture their experiences working in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Hear music from a lot of powerful KC women musicians all month. This week we play music from new and old projects,...


Middle of the Map 2018 Part Two

It's all about Middle of the Map Fest again this time on the show! The 8th annual event is happening THIS WEEKEND, Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30 at several venues with the main stage at Crossroads KC featuring acts like Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Greta Van Fleet, Social Distortion, Nikki Lane, Built to Spill and 60+ more acts. We talk about logistics for the fest, where to pick up your wristbands, how to get tickets and much more. We also hear music from several bands playing the fest...


Middle of the Map 2018 and PinkOut with JANE DOE REVUE

We’re joined by special guests, Michelle Bacon and Emily Miller of Planned Parenthood Great Plains to preview PinkOut with JANE DOE REVUE at recordBar, coming up this Saturday. Bacon is part of a supergroup playing a very cool set of music as a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. After that we jump head first into Middle of the Map Fest! It’s happening NEXT Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, 60+ bands, with the main stage at Crossroads KC. We talk logistics, venues and play music from...


Boulevardia 2018

It’s Boulevardia week, so naturally we’re doing a Boulevardia show! We give you all the info you need to know, how to get tix, where to park, where the stages are, we remind you to download the app and other good bits of knowledge. The fest features 60+ acts on three stages and also a silent disco. Today on the show we hear music from Hembree, Radkey, Lily DeTaeye Music, Clay Hughes, Hi-Lux, Joseph Warren & the Wanderlust Revival, a brand new single from Me Like Bees, Tech N9ne and more.


Alicia Solo

We’re hanging out with Alicia Solo on this show. In addition to playing Boulevardia next weekend here in Kansas City, she also just released a very cool video. During her travels around the world she turned the camera on the people and asked them “What Makes You Happy?” People from all around the world, of all ages, and a few familiar faces are in there too: Christian Soriano, Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio and producer John Feldmann. In addition to that we play music from Cuee and Yanna the...


New Releases

We’re doing an entire show on new releases from KC musicians! They’ve got new albums, new EPs and new singles out. Lots of them are playing gigs soon, some at Boulevardia (June 15 & 16), some at Middle of the Map Fest (June 29 & 30), they’re playing at Kansas City Royals games, they’re playing album release shows and more cool things. It should be a fun show as we play music from: Second Hand King, Alicia Solo, Amy Farrand and The Like, Eddie Moore And The Outer Circle featuring Duncan...


Carswell & Hope + Westport Roots Festival

We have TWO sets of special guests on the show this time! To start, Carswell & Hope are stopping by to preview their brand new album, "Exit Plan". After they visit with us they’re headed to play recordBar with Cat Dail Music. Then we’re joined by Travis Fields of Westport Roots Festival which takes place this weekend! It’s the 5th annual fest, happening May 25-27 with over 60 bands and it’s always a good time. We hear music from a few acts playing the fest: The Dead South, The Underhill...