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MtM w/ Crystal Bowersox & Mustard!

MTM wrapped up a busy Father’s Day Weekend Sunday evening after playing 4 shows in 3 days! Woodside, Porchfest, Boulevardia, and a fundraiser for Paul Davis :) Here’s a few shots from our weekend…

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We’ll take a break this weekend, but we are getting ready for June 26th with Crystal Bowersox & Mustard for Town Center Plaza’s Sunset Music Fest!

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AND June 27th we will be at the Holy Fields Winery in Basehor, KS! Hope to see you soon!

::Coming up for MTM::

MTM has a very busy weekend providing YOU with MANY opportunities to come say hi, listen to our music, and share the love !!

First up….For our KC peeps:

FRIDAY, MAY 30th @ the Brick Bar in KC 10pm for KKFI’s Volunteer & Listener Appreciation Spring Pledge Drive Party

springSATURDAY, MAY 31st we are heading back to Serendipity in Topeka NOTO with the FULL BAND! We’ll have plenty of new MTM swag for sale – new tees – for women & MEN!!! Show starts at 7pm. Doors at 6:30!

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SUNDAY, JUNE 1st is a night for all our St. Joey peeps :)  We are playing the Imagine Eleven Concert Series from 6:30-8:30!

SEE YOU THERE!

Recently, we had the pleasure of shooting with our talented photographer and friend Janis Schwartz! Check out some of our shots:

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MTM @ SERENDIPITY, TOPEKA

Happy May!!! MTM will be performing at Serendipity in Topeka’s NOTO area TWICE this month. First up :: THIS FRIDAY for NOTO’s First Friday artwalk, and the weather will be beautiful! MTM plays 6-8:30, but be sure to get there early and grab a seat :)

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MTM SPRING FEVER

Spring is finally here, and we are so excited for our upcoming shows! Join us April 24 at Knuckleheads and May 23rd for Hoodoo @ the Voodoo with Soca Jukebox and Under The Influence!

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MTMSoca_voodooShowWe were so honored and grateful to be part of KC’s Middle of the Map fest! Check out our facebook for more photos of the show.

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Midcoast Recap & Knuckleheads March 22

MTM is home safe and sound from Austin! Midcoast Takeover 2014 was an amazing experience. We are thankful to have been included and so grateful for all the support we received along the way from family, friends, and MMF!

CHECK US OUT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT KNUCKLEHEADS SALOON with Austin’s own CAROLYN WONDERLAND! 9PM.

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A few of our favorite pics from MidCoast…You can see the full album on our facebook page!

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Did you catch our interview on Chuck Haddix’s Fish Fry KCUR 89.3 FM? You can listen HERE!

The Brick, The Deli Mag, & KJHK

Lots of great stuff going on for MTM at the moment…We are honored to have been voted the KC Deli Magazine’s Band of the Month.

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Big THANK YOU to everyone who voted! Angela Lupton gives our record some positive props here as well. “With Moon Colored Jade, Maria the Mexican has delivered something unique that keeps you listening.” Check out the full link HERE

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We hope to see you all at the Brick this Saturday, March 1! MtM goes on at 12:30am.

We had so much fun visiting KJHK 90.7 FM on the KU Campus! If you didn’t catch our interview, videos of our performance are coming soon.

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MTM w/ Lance Canales Wednesday at THE BRICK!

Come check us out at 9pm! Lance Canales & The Flood are in town for the Folk Alliance International Conference. 

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Did you see our write-up in the KC Star’s Preview Magazine! Check it out HERE. Thanks Tim Finn!

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Also, big thanks to everyone who voted for MTM for the KC Deli Magazine’s Band of the Month. The poll is closed. We are waiting on results!

 

MidCoast TakeOver 2014

MTM is so excited and honored to be part of MidCoast Takeover in Austin this year! We’ll be performing at the Shangri-La in Austin, TX March 13th and 14th! For a full schedule, explanation, and list of bands participating, please visit this LINK.

BUT, we need help getting there! Please come support us, along with the Midwest Music Foundation and all the other bands participating in MidCoast this year, March 1st at the Brick. MTM will be the last band on stage that night!

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BLOOD HARMONY

Big thanks to Steven Hill for our feature in January issue of the KU Alumni Magazine. The article is so eloquently written. We are also thrilled to hear Chuck Haddix’s comments on our record. Check out the link to the article HERE. Our favorite comments of Haddix’s were…

“You have a lot of outstanding parts coming together to create something really unique. It’s triple-A radio material.”

“The use of harmony really sets this apart from other contemporary recordings,” Haddix says. “You don’t hear that much today. Most bands don’t take it on because harmony requires a real ear for music, for being in tune.”

“It seems to me that with this CD [the Cuevas sisters] have found their own voice,” Haddix says. “They’re breaking new ground with the fusing of classical with the mariachi with the pop sensibility and the harmonies. It’s a whole new chapter in the Hispanic music tradition.”

Following the interview we performed Bring It On Body and Besame Mucho!

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What’s Up St. Joseph!

We had a blast at the St. Joseph Live Presents Concert Series! We’ll share the video as soon as it’s up. Thanks to everyone who came out. For those of you who couldn’t get in, we’ll see you Jan. 25th at Cafe Acoustic!

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Remembering Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas

This holiday season we had to say goodbye to our sweet grandmother. She gave us so much, we can only imagine what type of angel she is. Sylvia Maria Gross at KCUR re-aired an interview she did with our grandmother 5 years ago and spoke about MtM. If you missed it, you can listen to it by clicking the play button at the bottom of this post.

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Happy Holidays from MtM!

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We hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! MtM spent the day celebrating with family in Topeka. So, a few things we are thankful for…(1) OUR BAND! We are slowly but surely making our dreams come true, and we are so lucky to have the opportunity to pursue them…(2) OUR MUSICIANS…Garrett Nordstrom & Jason Riley comprise the CORE of MtM, and we would be still be singing at the Kansas Grill in Top City if it weren’t for you guys. Craig Kew, Ken Lovern, Dave Autry, and Mike Patrum are fabulous, insanely talented musicians as well. We love you  guys! (3) OUR GRANDMOTHER, Teresa Cuevas…she is the reason we are musicians today. She taught us everything we know about mariachi music. Here is a link to a documentary made about Mariachi Estrella.

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Last, we want to thank all of the MtM supporters out there who have helped us along the way…family, friends, and fans! We can’t wait to share with you what the future has to bring for MtM!

That said, we hope you all have a fun, safe, and happy holiday season! Don’t miss out on our holiday gift ideas…(1) Red/Green Women’s V-neck tees (2) CD version of Moon Colored Jade (3) Moon Colored Jade on Vinyl. ORDER HERE ALSO, we will be celebrating Tess & Garrett’s bday in the month of December, and will be giving out celebratory gifts to everyone, so STAY TUNED :)

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PS. The lighting wasn’t the best when we took this pic…These tees may appear pink and black but they are INDEED RED & GREEN!

KC CD Release/Dia de Los Muertos

Wow, what a weekend for MtM…here’s a recap in case you missed anything :)

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MtM jammed on Fox 4 News Friday morning from 8:30 – 10 am. Click here to check out a couple clips from the morning.

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Friday night we headed down to Knuckleheads to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos!

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We definitely freaked some people out….We have more pics from the evening on our Facebook page

Saturday night we played at the Record Bar! Here’s a quick video clip! We also got nice blog post in the pitch.com. CLICK HERE

Thanks to everyone who came out to support MtM this past weekend. We had a blast!

Moon Colored Jade is now available on itunes! Stay tuned for more info on ordering your copy if you haven’t already :)

MtM @ Love Garden Sounds Friday 8pm

MtM is so excited to join Cut Paper Artist Angie Pickman of Rural Pearl this Friday, Oct. 25 8pm at Love Garden Sounds of Lawrence, KS! Come pre-order the record and listen to the record live with MtM and friends. Celebrate Art and Music for Lawrence’s Final Friday Art Walk as well!

See more of Angie’s amazing work at RuralPearl.com

Check out her progression of our album artwork…

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What a perfect match for MtM!

Also in case you missed it..check out this Q & A with Tess and Maria posted on Lawrence.com…CLICK HERE

Up Next…KEARNEY & MtM on VINYL!

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We had a great time at Cafe Acoustic in St. Joseph – the town where J.P. Riley is famous and Garrett Nordstrom is infamous…just kidding ;)

Thanks to all our St. Joey peeps for coming out and supporting MtM! We had a fabulous write up in the St. Joseph News – Press with a nice big pic!

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Next up…MtM is heading to Cunningham’s Journal in Kearney, NE this Friday night 9:30pm!! The CD RELEASE CONTINUES….

And now…the moment you’ve all been waiting for….DUST OFF YOUR TURN TABLES & PRE-ORDER your VINYL RECORD ALBUM of Moon Colored Jade!

Check out our PREORDER page to place your order…

Package #5 ($25.00) includes an autographed record album of Moon Colored Jade, a MtM sticker, and your free digital download of our bonus track “Eleanor Rigby”

Package #6 ($50.00) includes all of the items in package #5 PLUS your MtM t-shirt!

All Vinyl will be mailed as soon as our records arrive (approx. Nov. 5)

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