A parting word from Michael Byars, host of The Mailbox music podcast, and an exciting announcement.
The Mailbox, Show #82
Host Michael Byars brings together Colin Hay, Charles Bradley, Bell X1, A Lull and more for this music podcast. Dig in.
The Mailbox, Show #81
Host Michael Byars is as eclectic as ever with this week's music podcast. Hear Dengue Fever, Ray Charles, Fink, Soul Track Mind and more.
The Mailbox, Show #80
Michael Byars plays music from Missouri's own Ha Ha Tonka and Trampled Under Foot plus music from The Rockford Mules, El Ten Eleven and more.
The Mailbox, Show #79
Michael Byars plays music from artists appearing at the Middle of the Map Festival including Reach w/Daniel Riera, Margot and the Nuclear So And Sos, Maps and Atlases, and Tamaryn.
The Mailbox, Show #78
Michael Byars features a couple of local bands for this month's playlist with music by Faster Horses and Dollar Fox, plus Folie Adieu, The Alternate Routes and more.
The Mailbox, Show #77
Michael Byars plays music by The Caves, Thee Water MoccaSins, Maggie Bjorklund, The Cars, and more.
The Mailbox, Show #76
Host Michael Byars gets local and lively with Soft Reeds, Expassioantes, Atlantic Fadeout, Sons of Great Dane, John Velghe and His Prodigal Sons, Cowboy Indian Bear, The Noise FM, Vertigone and Trystyl, Black Cheerleader, and Capybara.
The Mailbox, Show #75
Michael Byars helps us let the good times roll with Wye Oak, Neema, Cake, Koko Taylor, Mavis Staples, and The Loneliest Monk.
The Mailbox, Show #74
Johnny Cash. Daphne Willis. Tilts. You can't go wrong with these artists and more. Host Michael Byars presents fine music for your ears on The Mailbox music podcast.
The Mailbox, Show #73
Host Michael Byars presents Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Exene Cervenka, Arcade Fire, Cee-Lo, and the Rolling Stones.
The Mailbox, Show #72
A couple weeks ago the planet finished its journey around the sun once again and I celebrated (lived through? endured?) another birthday. ––Michael Byars
Dive into his latest selection of songs by Baby Teardrops, Youngteam, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Auternus, Bob Marley and more. The Mailbox Music Podcast is love sweet love in tune.
Reprise: The Mailbox, Show #38
The Mailbox, Show #71
Another fine assortment of music compiled by your host of The Mailbox Michael Byars. Listen to songs by Fujiya & Miyagi, Charles Bradley, Camper Van Beethoven, Canasta, and more.
The Mailbox, Show #70
There are other cities that may be better known for the sounds they create, but I'll stack my hometown against any of 'em - and look damn good in comparison. This edition of "The Mailbox" is just a sampling of the kind of variety and quality that's available on any given night, and is dedicated not only to the musicians and friends who create this amazing art, but to those of you who join me in supporting them...
The Mailbox, Show #69
Michael Byars shares some great tracks from Seth Glier, Gregg Allman, T-Model Ford and GravelRoad, Katie Costello, Johanna Divine, and Bonerama.
The Mailbox, Show #68
"It's rare that I use two songs from the same artist/group in my webcast," says Michael Byars, host of music podcast The Mailbo. "It's more rare when these tunes come from a debut EP. It's even more rare when this debut EP is the product of an artist/group that hails from the KC/Lawrence area."
Reprise: The Mailbox, Show #4
To ease into the New Year, we're offering up an "Editor's Choice" of The Mailbox from the archives as Michael Byars and PresentMagazine.com shake off the holidays and prepare for fresh music adventures. Here's a podcast from the early days, featuring music from The Dandy Warhols, Spindrift, Anjulie, The Artic Monkeys, and more.
Michael will return next Monday with a fresh podcast concocted for your listening pleasure.
REPRISE: The Mailbox, Show #24 Not Quite 72 Musicians
I hope everyone is having a most excellent holiday season. I'm giving myself a week off and rerunning (regifting?) my favorite webcast yet: a return to the Kansas City music scene of 2005, when I first became aware of what was going on in my hometown. Their music was a gift to me; this show was my gift to you—and a big "thank you" to them.
Stay safe, kids. See you in 2011.
The Mailbox, Holiday Extravaganza 2010
Michael Byars shares holiday tunes from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Banjo or Freakout, Christopher Tolle, Bewitched Hands, The Hush Now, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Thorcraft Cobra, Darker My Love, Deer Tick, Crystal Antlers, Best Coast/Wavves, and The Puppini Sisters.
The Mailbox, Show #66 Best of 2010, Part 1 and Part 2
Michael Byars ruminates, compiles, produces, and shares (he's a giving kind of guy) his picks for Best of 2010 in a two-part special. This week, he unveils part 1 first (naturally) for Monday.
Announcement - Hear who won the Big Bag O'Swag giveaway. Today, he shares (again!) part 2 of his Best of 2010 picks. Check back throughout the week.
The Mailbox, Show #65 - Best of the Rest, Part Two
We continue our look back at the year that was with Part Two of the "Best of the Rest" series. These ten albums are fine examples of the depth and variety of music excellence we were presented, and I hope this look back brings some good memories as well as an entertaining 44ish-minutes of audio.
The Mailbox, Show #64 - Best of the Rest, Part One
This week we begin our look back at the year in music as heard on "The Mailbox," featuring more tracks than usual and less talking than usual so it's a win-win for everyone. Music from Bobby Watson, Esperanza Spalding, Black Mountain, Buke and Gass, and more.
The Mailbox, Show #63
Music from Orange Juice, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, Mikel Rouse, Black Dub, The Invisible Hand, and The Blackbird Revue. Plus, a note from the Postmaster of The Mailbox...
The Mailbox, Show #62
Music from Monta at Odds, Acrifolia, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Jenny Owen Youngs, Matt Hopper, Shayfer James, and Bonobo featuring Andreya Trina.