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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!

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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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Thanks Topeka! Next up…St. Joseph!

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 Thanks to everyone who came out to make our Topeka CD Release a success! We had so much fun in our home town :)

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Thanks to Maria and Lexi for helping us sell our MtM swag!

In case you missed it, check out this article about MtM published in the Topeka Capital Journal! CLICK HERE

We’re traveling to Cafe Acoustic tonight for our St. Joseph CD Release. We hope to see all you hardcore J.P. Riley and Garrett Nordstrom FANS! We’ll see you there around 9pm.

CLICK HERE to read our awesome write-up in the St. Joseph News Press :)

If you haven’t purchased your MtM T-shirt, sticker, poster, or magnet…NO WORRIES! Purchase online or at our next show. Have you checked out our new women’s V-Nect tri-blend tees in berry, navy, and emerald? Or our new men’s crew-neck tees in black?

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Peace, love, and all things MtM!

CD Release @ Serendipity THIS SATURDAY!

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For our serious MtM VIPs – Topeka peeps – MtM is coming to where it all began for our first official CD Release Party! Our very special friends/family are the first to listen and have access to our debut album Moon Colored Jade!

Doors open at 6pm. MtM will perform the record LIVE around 6:45pm. Come chat with us, get your CD/T-shirt/take some photos and SHARE THE LOVE!

$10 cover gets you in AND includes your copy of Moon Colored Jade.

*** If you PRE-ORDERED your copy of Moon Colored Jade, just let us know at the door! Your CD is waiting for you :) along with free entry to the show!

Pre Order Moon Colored Jade NOW!

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Pre-Order Moon Colored Jade Now and receive our BONUS TRACK for FREE!

Hola Amigos! We are so excited to share Moon Colored Jade with you! Our official digital CD release date is Nov. 5, but we want all our special fans to have early access! Now through Oct. 31 you can order your official pre-released copy of our debut album Moon Colored Jade!

And…All pre-orders will be entered in a contest for a chance to win a print of the album artwork by Artist Angie Pickman of Rural Pearl Hand Cut Paper Art! Winner will be announced Oct. 31!

Click here to visit our PRE-ORDER page, select your package, and place your order securely VIA PayPal! All packages include…

  1. One autographed Moon Colored Jade CD

  2. MtM Sticker

  3. Your free copy of MtM’s new single/bonus track “Eleanor Rigby”

Packages can be picked up at one of our CD Release show (see GIGS page for details) or mailed to you directly! All orders will begin shipping Oct 1st.

Don’t forget to upgrade your package with your MtM T-shirt! Check out our new designs…..

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Thank you SO much for supporting Maria The Mexican! So much time and hard work went into this album. We hope you love it as much as we do!

See you at our next show!

- Maria & Tess

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