K Staff Playlist – The First Songs I Heard On K and show fliers from my first K shows in Grand Junction, CO.
[Mail Order Maven Joel has asked members of the K staff to create Staff Playlists for the K Mail Order Dept. What follows is a playlist of the first songs that Production Manager, Sarah Cass, heard that were released on K. Her K Staff Playlist is available as individual digital downloadables or as a full album download.]
When I was a teenager, I was so lucky to have two important people in my life to hear about new music from — my best friend, Meggan Howell, made me the most amazing mixes (which many of the songs on this playlist came from!), and introduced me to K. The other very important person in my life, Chris Adolf (whose band, Bad Weather California, took third place in the Dub Narcotic Studio Dub Narcodes contest!), introduced me to DIY house shows, and invited me to my first very first house show at his home, The Pop-Up House.
The line-up that night happened to be Calvin Johnson, Get The Hell Out of the Way of the Volcano (The Blow!), and The Microphones. EPIC! Being from Grand Junction (which sits between Salt Lake and Denver), if it weren’t for him, I can say without a doubt that I would never have gotten to see Jason Anderson/Wolf Colonel, Mirah, Dub Narcotic Sound System, Karl Blau, The Intima, Dave Longstreth, The Badger Kings (part of The Blow and YACHT!), Laura Viers, and so many other amazing and inspiring musicians. We are all so lucky to have people like Chris in our lives!