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Claire Adams

Special guest Claire Adams joins us for this week's episode of Eight One Sixty. On Friday night, Feb. 22, she’s collaborating with Rewound for a special concert at The Rino. Rewound is a 3-piece string band featuring Carmen Dieker on violin, Alyssa Bell on viola and Ezgi Karakus on cello. We’ll talk with Claire about that show and we’ll listen to music from three of her albums: "Claire and the Classical Revolution," "Waiting For The Winds To Change" and "Kamikaze." After that, we’ll hear two...


William Elliott Whitmore Pledge Special

This week’s EIGHT ONE SIXTY is a special one. William Elliott Whitmore is stopping by the show and then he’s playing at recordBar after. In addition to hanging out with Will it’s also PLEDGE WEEK and Chris had a huge stack of tix to giveaway to say THANKS for your pledges. If you don’t know Will, he’s an amazing singer-songwriter with whiskey and gravel soaked vocals, he’s from Southern Iowa, he’s signed to Bloodshot Records, he’s played Middle of the Map Fest three times, he played Folk...


The Snow Globes

We welcome special guests, The Snow Globes into the studio! We squeeze an upright bass and some guitars into our studios and they play a couple songs for us live on the air. We talk about their FREE concert on Thursday night at Village Presbyterian Church. We also talk about The Wash Project, the amazing charity that The Snow Globes support with their music, live shows and CD purchases. After that we turn things up a bit and play some new music from SUCH LUCK- from an EP that comes out in...


Bill Brownlee's Best Of 2018

We sit down with Bill Brownlee and talk about his BEST OF 2018. Brownlee freelances for The Star, he has blogs about music and jazz and he goes to more concerts than almost anyone we know. We hear music and talk about these musicians with KC connections: Logan Richardson, Kelly Hunt, Tech N9ne, Peter Schlamb and Stephonne. We also talk about some non-KC acts as well and hear about some of Bill's favorite concerts of 2018.


Mark Manning Day!

It’s a holiday for us at the EIGHT ONE SIXTY as we celebrate Mark Manning Day! Do you know Mark Manning? He’s an amazing person, a radio show host on KKFI 90.1 FM, a philanthropist, a teacher, an amazing community leader and several other things as well. Every year he counts down his 100+ favorite songs of the year on his radio show the Wednesday MidDay Medley, every wednesday from 10AM-noon on 90.1 KKFI. We get a sneak peek at some of his favorite songs of 2018 and we look back at 2018...


Sons of Great Dane

We’ve got a full house of special guests this time on the show. First up, Sons Of Great Dane stop by and play live in our studio and we talk about their big gig this Friday, opening up for the great Lucero at The Madrid Theatre - that’s going to to be a great show. After that Shaun Crowley of Manor Records will stop by to talk about a fundraiser for MOCSA happening on Friday evening at Blip Roasters featuring Chloe Jacobson (we play brand new music from her), Mason Blaize and Rachel...


New Music November

We play some new music as well as music from bands with upcoming gigs that you should check out. Hear new music from a brand new project called MYRY. Also, new music from Yes You Are, Erin Eades and Wallace Loyal. Then, hear recent releases from Second Hand King, Mess and Dragon Inn 3. Plus, an old one from The Get Up Kids and one from Duncan Burnett with a little help from Marilyn Manson. Here’s some shows to catch from these acts: 11/07 Turnover/Movements/Mess at The Bottleneck 11/08...


Show 200!

We celebrate our 200th show! Thank YOU for tuning in and listening! We kick off the show with Billy Brimblecom Jr. to talk about Thundergong, happening this Saturday in KC at Uptown Theater featuring special guests Chance The Rapper, Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte and more. All money raised from the event benefits Steps Of Faith Foundation. There are still some tix left! We also hear music from some musicians that are playing Apocalypse Meow 11 this weekend, Friday at Mills Record Company and...


Outer Reaches Fest

We turn our attention to a 2-day fest happening in KC this weekend at recordBar called Outer Reaches. The fest showcases the ‘out there’, left-of-center, under-the-radar artists experimenting within and pushing boundaries in their respective genre. The fest features nearly 20 acts, some from right here in KC and some from as far away as Australia. Joining us on the show will be two of the fest organizers, Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records and Steve Tulipana of several music projects and...


Groove Fest

Two musicians playing at Groovefest this saturday at Knuckleheads join us on this show! Damon Parker of The MGDs and Sean McDonnell of Stone Cutters Union are in the studio and we talk to them about the event and play music from their bands as well as other bands on the bill: Andy Frasco, The Band That Saved The World, and The Kris Lager Band. Also, hear music from other bands with upcoming gigs: - P.O.S and EBONY TUSKS on Wednesday at The Riot Room (also on the bill is Astronautalis) /...


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...