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Center Cuts host Patrick Sprehe brings in people from the Kansas City music industry who make things happen behind the scenes from music venues, record stores, music media, recording studios, music promoters, record labels, and other arenas which impact the creation of auditory art.
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Center Cuts Episode 25: Station To Station 6 (Host Michelle Bacon With Heidi Phillips)

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Center Cuts Episode 32: Station To Station 8 (Host Michelle Bacon With Jocelyn Olivia Nixin)
Please join Michelle as she welcomes Jocelyn Olivia Nixin to Station To Station. Jocelyn is the lead singer and songwriter for the band The Creepy Jingles. Jocelyn discusses what drew her to music and songwriting, her songwriting process and inspirations, her earlier musical projects, being labeled as an artist, some of the challenges facing artists in the digital age and potential solutions to support artists' creativity, and the process creating The Creepy Jingles's new record "Take Me At My Wordplay."  Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! The Creepy Jingles - "Throwing In The Femme Fatale" English Major - "I Can Follow Through" English Major - "Somebody Is Pulling Our Strings" The Creepy Jingles - "Nicotine Mom" The Creepy Jingles - "Trojan Horse Girl" The Creepy Jingles - "Throwing In The Femme Fatale" Hope you can join us!
01:10:22
March 15, 2022
Center Cuts Episode 31: 2021 Retrospective
Please join hosts Patrick Sprehe and Michelle Bacon along with producer Chris Mowry as they reflect on the year that was 2021. For this retrospective episode, each of them brought one area for improvement in the Kansas City music industry to the forefront as they discussed the need for change and ways to address the issue.  Center Cuts produced 22 episodes in 2021 (the goal is 2 per month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month) which included Michelle Bacon's Station To Station. S2S goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City's musical landscape as Michelle chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. We have included some music from each of her guests:  Khrystal - "Her Eyes" Julia Haile - "Revolution" from Hi-Lux Nan Turner - "Truth Teller" from Schwervon! Heidi Phillips - "I Did" from Frogpond Addie Sartino - "Ada" from The Greeting Committee Each of the Center Cut episodes was packed full of conversation and information, and here we have included the segments which focused on the guests' thoughts about areas of improvement for the Kansas City music industry:  Diana Ennis - Heartland Song Network/90.1 KKFI Jennifer Roe - Folk Alliance International Judy Mills - Mills Record Company/Wise Blood Booksellers Jackie Becker - Eleven Productions/Mammoth Productions James McGee - Mutual Musicians Foundation/American Jazz Museum Chris Haghirian - 90.9 The Bridge/Middle Of The Map Jenna Rae - Lost Cowgirl Records Eddie Moore - Tribe Studios Aaron Rhodes - Shuttlecock Music Magazine Skylar Rochelle - 90.9 The Bridge/Manor Records Chris Mowry - recordBar/Lemonade Park/Party Invite/Look Who's Talking Mow Bill Sundahl - 90.1 KKFI/Crossroads Music Fest Calvin Arsenia Shaun Crowley - Manor Records Amber "Flutienastiness" Underwood Thank you to all of our beautiful guests for sharing your lives, words, and art in 2021! Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
03:57:32
December 28, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 30: Amber "Flutienastiness" Underwood
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Amber Underwood to Center Cuts. Amber discusses her life growing up in Kansas City, some early family music experiences, her decision to learn the flute, informal and formal musical training, the desire to become a performing artist, her multiple degrees and becoming a band director in the public schools, and some recent developments in her music career including the 2020 release of her album "This Is Me." Amber also shares her thoughts about what makes KC special, and why Kansas City needs to get behind KC artists and promote them as brand ambassadors while including them in the conversations to develop the arts. https://www.flutienastiness.com Special thank you to Amber for giving us permission to use parts of her songs: "Alter Ego" "Warwick"  "Strobe Light" Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
02:11:12
December 07, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 29: Shaun Crowley (Manor Records Founder)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Shaun Crowley to Center Cuts. Shaun discusses his life growing up in Kansas City, some early music experiences, several early music vehicles including Rev Gusto and Momma's Boy, the creation of Manor Records, and the decision to transition to a nonprofit record label, record store, and bar. Shaun also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, and how artists need to be fully ready to commit to promotion when releasing a record among other needs in the KC music industry. mannorrecords.com https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-manor-records-open-a-nonprofit-record-store Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:38:10
November 17, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 28: Station To Station 7 (Host Michelle Bacon With Addie Sartino)
Please join Michelle as she welcomes Addie Sartino to Station To Station. Addie is the lead singer and songwriter for the band The Greeting Committee. Addie discusses what drew her to music, how The Greeting Committee formed, navigating the music industry, the relationship between artists and their fans, the importance of mental health, the process creating The Greeting Committee's new record "Dandelion," her work with Art As Mentorship, and Kansas City's incredible musical talent.  Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! The Greeting Committee -  "Make Out" "How Long?" "Ada" Hope you can join us!
52:45
November 02, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 27: Calvin Arsenia
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Calvin Arsenia to Center Cuts. Calvin discusses his life growing up in Kansas City, some early music experiences and influences from his family, his involvement in the church, his development and growth as an artist, and some of his touchstones and inspiration for his new book "Every Good Boy Does Fine." Calvin also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, and how we need to build more subsidiary industries and infrastructure to grow our artists outside of Kansas City. calvinarsenia.com https://www.amazon.com/Every-Good-Boy-Does-Fine/dp/1524867217/ref=nodl_ https://www.instagram.com/calvinarsenia/ https://www.facebook.com/CalvinArsenia Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:57:34
September 29, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 26: Bill Sundahl (KKFI Development Director, Crossroads Music Fest Founder)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Bill Sundahl to Center Cuts. Bill discusses his life growing up in a small town in Missouri, some early music experiences moving around the country, his decision to move to Kansas City, several early music projects and event productions, the creation of Crossroads Music Fest, and his positions at KKFI. Bill also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, and how artists need to approach their music careers as a business if they want to sustain themselves. https://kkfi.org http://www.cmfkc.com Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:41:02
September 07, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 25: Station To Station 6 (Host Michelle Bacon With Heidi Phillips)
Please join Michelle as she welcomes Heidi Phillips to Station To Station. Heidi is the lead singer, guitarist, and founder of the seminal rock band Frogpond. Heidi discusses her life and early experiences with music, how she made the decision to form Frogpond in Warrensburg, some experiences with the band during its heyday, the current incarnation of the band and plans for an upcoming record release, and why we need to value musical art in the same way as other disciplines' art. Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! Frogpond - "Waiting For A Friend" "Be" "Home" "I Did" "Sleep" Hope you can join us!
49:32
August 24, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 24: Chris Mowry (recordBar/Lemonade Park Production Manager, Party Invite Co-Founder, Center Cuts Producer)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Chris Mowry to Center Cuts. Chris discusses his life growing up in St. Louis and Kansas City, some music experiences with his family, his early efforts to promote and manage artists, his introduction to recordBar and working in venues, as well as his recent business venture, Party Invite. Chris also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, and how artists need to take an active role and professional attitude when looking to further their careers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1889150888081816 Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
02:12:24
August 11, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 23: Skylar Rochelle (90.9 The Bridge The Z Show Host, Manor Records Co-Organizer)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Skylar Rochelle to Center Cuts. Skylar discusses her life growing up in Kansas City, some early music experiences with her family, college experiences and plans, her exposure to the music industry at The Bridge, her roles at Keeled Scales and Melted Magazine, and her involvement with Manor Records. Skylar also shares her thoughts about what makes KC special, and how we can find ways to provide safe spaces for young people to enjoy live music. https://bridge909.org/shows/the-z-show https://www.manorrecords.com/label Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:30:55
July 28, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 22: Aaron Rhodes (Shuttlecock Music Magazine Founder, Owner, Editor-In-Chief)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Aaron Rhodes to Center Cuts. Aaron discusses his life growing up in Kansas City, his family and school influences in journalism, some early live music experiences, what led to his decision to start a music magazine, and some of the things Shuttlecock Music Magazine offers on its website and in print. Aaron also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, how KC needs to find ways to support all-ages performances, and some of his concerns about artists' promotion of themselves. http://www.shuttlecockmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/shuttlecockmag/ https://www.facebook.com/SHUTTLECOCKmag Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:43:11
July 13, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 21: Station To Station 5 (Host Michelle Bacon With Nan Turner)
Please join Michelle as she welcomes Nan Turner to Station To Station. Nan is a multidisciplinary artist combining theater, improvisation, and music, and she has been involved in a number of musical projects including Bionic Finger, Schwervon!, and Nan + The One Night Stands. Nan discusses her life and early experiences with theater and music, how she made the move to Kansas City and adjusted to life on and off the road, some ways that she has dealt with the pandemic, and how the music industry specifically needs more support for mental health and inclusiveness for all kinds of artists. Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. https://www.nanturner.net All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! Nan + The One Night Stands - "Lion" (Intro music and at the end) Nan + The One Night Stands - "Yeah" Schwervon! - "Truth Teller" Nan + The One Night Stands - "Space" Nan + The One Night Stands - "High Ceilings" Hope you can join us!
01:16:28
June 30, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 20: Eddie Moore (Tribe Studios KC Owner)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Eddie Moore to Center Cuts. Eddie discusses his life growing up in Houston, some early music influences and experiences with his family, finding his way as an artist and coming to Kansas City, what led to his decision to create a studio and incubator, and some of the things Tribe Studios KC provides for their artists. Eddie also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, and how we need to expand opportunities and promotion for jazz artists. https://www.eddiemooremusic.com https://www.instagram.com/tribestudioskc/ https://www.facebook.com/tribestudioskc Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:41:27
June 15, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 19: Jenna Rae (Lost Cowgirl Records Owner)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Jenna Rae to Center Cuts. Jenna discusses her life growing up in Merriam, some early music experiences with her family, finding her way as an artist, what led to her decision to create a record label, and some of the things the label does for their artists. Jenna also shares her thoughts about what makes KC special, and how we need to create additional radio and performance opportunities for our artists. https://www.thelostcowgirl.com https://www.instagram.com/lost_cowgirl_records/ https://www.facebook.com/LostCowgirlRecords/ Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:35:28
June 01, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 18: Chris Haghirian (90.9 The Bridge Eight One Sixty Host, Middle Of The Map Founder)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Chris Haghirian to Center Cuts. Chris discusses his life growing up in St. Joseph, some early music experiences with his family, his exposure to the music industry in Lawrence, his career at The Kansas City Star and INK Magazine, the genesis of the Middle Of The Map festival, his career at The Bridge, and his most recent role at SprayKC. Chris also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, and how we can develop resources to aid touring musicians. https://bridge909.org/shows https://www.facebook.com/SprayKC Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:44:42
May 18, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 17: Station To Station 4 (Host Michelle Bacon With Julia Haile)
Please join Michelle as she welcomes Julia Haile to Station To Station. Julia is a dynamic vocalist and performer with a long career in the Kansas City music community, and she has been involved in a number of projects including The Good Foot, The Buhs, Hi-Lux, and collaborations with her partner Tim Braun. Julia discusses her life and early experiences with music, how she has adapted and adjusted during the pandemic, and how the music industry can find some positives from the creative ways artists have embraced technology while still valuing live performances. Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! Hi-Lux - "Revolution" (Intro music and at the end) The Freedom Affair - "Rise Up" Alyssa Murray - "thx" Kemet Coleman - "Black Is Beautiful" Hope you can join us!
56:05
April 27, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 16: James McGee (Mutual Musicians Foundation Creative Director/Board Member, American Jazz Museum Senior Manager Of Visitor And Virtual Experience, Black Vine Worldwide Media Grp.)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes James McGee to Center Cuts. James discusses his life growing up in California and Kansas City, some early music experiences with his family, his career in the music industry as an artist and label owner, and the transition to his involvement in the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District with roles at The Mutual Musicians Foundation and American Jazz Museum. James also shares his thoughts about what makes KC special, and how we can work towards developing a musical identity for Kansas City. www.mutualmusicianslive.com americanjazzmuseum.org www.facebook.com/BlackVineWorldwide/ Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:41:47
April 13, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 15: Jacki Becker (Eleven Productions Owner, Mammoth Productions)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Jacki Becker to Center Cuts. Jacki discusses her life growing up and some early music experiences, her connection to the music community in college, her decision to create a production company, and some of the day-to-day activities of a production company. Jacki also shares her thoughts about what makes Lawrence a vibrant community, and how we can work towards creating a more inclusive music industry. https://www.facebook.com/uptoelevenpresents https://www.thepitchkc.com/up-to-elevens-jacki-becker-on-the-aching-loss-of-live-music/ Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:28:20
March 23, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 14: Judy Mills (Mills Record Company Owner, Wise Blood Booksellers Owner)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Judy Mills to Center Cuts. Judy discusses her life growing up in small towns, some early music experiences, her decision to start a record store, and how her record store and book store have adapted to the pandemic. Judy also shares her thoughts about what makes KC special, and how we can use honest conversations to improve the music industry.  millsrecordcompany.com wisebloodbooksellers.com Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about Kansas City, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:21:29
March 09, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 13: Station To Station 3 (Host Michelle Bacon With Khrystal)
Please join Michelle as she welcomes Khrystal to Station To Station. Khrystal Coppage is a songwriter, singer, rapper, actress, and magazine creator among many other life pursuits. Khrystal discusses her life and various artistic interests, the need for artistic creation and empowering others, as well as the development of the music industry in Kansas City. Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! Khrystal - "Her Eyes" (Intro music and at the end) Jass - "Grow" Lava Dreams - "Rhythm" Hope you can join us!
58:36
February 24, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 12: Jennifer Roe (Folk Alliance International Director Of Operations)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Jennifer Roe to Center Cuts. Jennifer discusses her life growing up and moving to Kansas City, her involvement with the federal government and then supporting small businesses, as well as what led to her role at FAI. Jennifer also details how this year's conference has changed to a virtual event, so please tune in to learn more! Folk Unlocked February 22 - 26, 2021 https://folk.org Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:27:06
February 09, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 11: Diana Ennis (Heartland Song Network Director/Co-founder, 90.1 KKFI The Tasty Brew Host)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Diana Ennis to Center Cuts. Diana discusses her life growing up in St. Louis and moving to Kansas City, her involvement at KKFI, and her most recent initiative in creating the Heartland Song Network. Diana serves many roles in the Kansas City community, and supports many music-minded organizations and artists, so please tune in to learn more! Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:40:22
January 26, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 10: 2020 Retrospective
Please join host Patrick Sprehe and producer Chris Mowry as they reflect on the year that was 2020. Each of the first nine episodes was packed full of conversation and information, so here are a few segments from each episode that illustrate the themes of the larger discussions.  Thank you to all of our outstanding guests for sharing your lives and words in 2020! Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:10:30
January 12, 2021
Center Cuts Episode 9: Station To Station 2 (Host Michelle Bacon With Stephanie Williams)
Please join Michelle as she welcomes Stephanie Williams to Station To Station.  Stephanie is a fixture in the Kansas City music community as she has performed with a great number of diverse artists over the years, and her incredible work ethic and skills have taken her around the country and overseas. Stephanie discusses her life and experiences as a musician, the supportive KC music community, and the need for increased mental health services, especially for artists. Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! Katy Guillen & The Girls - "Four Walls" (Intro music and at the end) Delorean - "Happily Never After" The Cave Girls - "I Said WOW!" Katy Guillen & the Drive - "No Control" Hope you can join us!
01:00:47
December 22, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 8: Rhonda Lyne (Midwest Music Foundation Executive Director)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Rhonda Lyne to Center Cuts. Rhonda discusses her life growing up in a small town in Kansas and moving to Kansas City, her education and career as a scientist, her early experiences with live music and musicians, and how those experiences led to her involvement in the Midwest Music Foundation. Rhonda's leadership and passion for the arts impact so many artists and music lovers, so please tune in to learn more about this dedicated and compassionate woman. Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
54:36
December 08, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 7: Mark Manning (90.1 KKFI Wednesday MidDay Medley Host/Creator)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Mark Manning to Center Cuts. Mark discusses his life growing up in Nebraska and moving to Kansas City, his involvement in the Kansas City theater and music communities, and how working in community gardens led to his support of community radio. Mark touches many, many lives through the gardens and the radio station, so please tune in to learn more about the man himself. Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:20:28
November 24, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 6: Brenton Cook (Haymaker Records Owner)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Brenton Cook to Center Cuts. Brenton discusses his life growing up and moving to Kansas City, his involvement in the Kansas City music community, and what led him to starting a record label. Brenton serves in many different roles in addition to operating a record label, so please tune in to learn more about all of the cool things he supports. Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:43:09
November 10, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 5: Station To Station 1 (Host Michelle Bacon With Sarah Bradshaw - 90.9 The Bridge Music Coordinator)
Station To Station goes behind the stages, venues and studios of Kansas City’s musical landscape. Musician, writer and 90.9 The Bridge Content Manager Michelle Bacon chats with fellow music professionals about their passions, careers and experiences in an ever-evolving industry. This is a production of the Center Cuts podcast. Please join Michelle as she welcomes Sarah Bradshaw to the inaugural episode of Station To Station. Sarah is the Music Coordinator for 90.9 The Bridge, and serves many roles at the station, including hosting on-air every weeknight and on Sunday afternoons. Sarah discusses her life and musical connections, as well as her roles at The Bridge and how we can build a stronger music community.  All songs used with permission from the artists. Thank you for sharing! Other Americans - "Kink Wave" Frogpond - "Talk To Me" The Guild - "Heterogenous" Hi-Lux - "Dance With My Baby" Hope you can join us!
53:06
October 27, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 4: Ann Stewart (Records With Merritt Co-Owner)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Ann Stewart to Center Cuts. Ann is co-owner of Records With Merritt, one of Kansas City's most cherished record stores that specializes in carefully curated new vinyl. Ann discusses her family life and early connections to music, along with her transition from practicing law to running a successful business. Records With Merritt will participate in the 3rd installment of 2020's Record Store Day on October 24th, as well as Black Friday's Record Store Day. Get out and visit them if you can! https://recordswithmerritt.com Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:00:38
October 13, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 3: Steve Tulipana (recordBar Co-Owner and miniBar Co-Owner)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Steve Tulipana to Center Cuts. Steve is co-owner of recordBar and miniBar, two of the most beloved music venues in Kansas City (and the nation). Steve discusses his life and early love for all things music, his second act as a venue owner, how the pandemic has decimated the live music industry, and what we can do to save our stages. recordBar is celebrating its 15th year with an amazing Kickstarter campaign designed to raise funds to keep the lights burning brightly. There is also an auction with some super special items. Both of these will run until October 4th, so get to these links now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/recordbar/15-year-anniversary-recordbar-will-return https://www.32auctions.com/recordBar https://therecordbar.com https://www.nivassoc.org Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:11:56
September 22, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 2: Michelle Bacon (90.9 The Bridge Radio Content And Database Manager)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes Michelle Bacon to Center Cuts. Michelle discusses her life and career as a writer, as well as her role at 90.9 The Bridge and being heavily involved in the Kansas City music community. A true Renaissance woman, Michelle works in many circles here to uplift the arts in KC.  Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:01:06
September 09, 2020
Center Cuts Episode 1: James Andrews (Center Cut Records CEO)
Please join host Patrick Sprehe as he welcomes James Andrews to Center Cuts' inaugural episode. Jim discusses his life and career in the publishing industry with Andrews McMeel Universal, as well as the impetus and creation of Center Cut Records. Each episode will focus on the guest's life, career in the music industry, great things about the Kansas City music community, and areas of need in the KC music industry with suggested courses of action for improvement. Hope you can join us!
01:02:25
August 24, 2020