Never Records – Episode 83

In 1977 Skip Groff opened the record store Yesterday and Today. It was located in a non-descript strip mall in the town where I grew up, Rockville MD. Yesterday and Today was my church, and I attended…

Never Records – Episode 82

KANSAS CITY: As an outsider with limited time, I can only hope to scratch the surface when I travel to a new city, yet Never Records seems to have captured almost every facet of Kansas City music cult…

Never Records – Episode 81

KANSAS CITY: I often say that you can gauge the health of a city by its punk scene. A punk scene does not discriminate. It accepts all comers. The action of making a record together with a performer f…

Never Records – Episode 80

KANSAS CITY: Troost Ave is a scar on the map of Kansas City. It’s a color line dividing African American neighborhoods to the East and White more affluent neighborhoods to the west. This border has a …

Never Records – Episode 79

KANSAS CITY: The Latino community in Kansas City is as old as the city itself. And while the Latino population continues to grow at a large rate with more and more immigrants migrating from Central Am…

Never Records Episode 74

With so many talented people parading through Never Records I often get the urge to step out of my role and play. In rare instances, when I hit it off with a performer, artists will let me contribute …

Never Records Episode 73

It’s hard to define Never Records because it is also beguiling to me, an ever-changing artwork that has been a vehicle for me to see and experience the world. After Never Records I’m not so sure what …

Never Records Episode 72

I’m thrilled to be able to share recordings from the most recent Never Records which took place this past Fall in Kansas City as part of Open Spaces a new biennial celebrating the art and culture of K…

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