The Mmming Report: Local Music News from Kharlie M

Issue #17 — Friday, August 11, 2017

Kharlie Kicks Off Production

Original cover art for “The Child in You.” This is probably not the final version for the album which is planned for release by the end of 2017.

Kharlie M is finally recording again. Production has begun on a new 13-track album entitled The Child in You which should be completed later this year. So far, three tracks are complete: the title track, “Birthday Song” (track 5), and “Bless Baby” (track 9). Though all of these were previously released, the title track includes some extra instruments and backup vocals, and all of the audio production is new. In addition, most of “A Tale of Three Brothers” (track 10) has been recorded; tracks 7 and 8 will get some additions as well.

You can hear completed tracks at Kharlie’s SoundCloud profile page or at

Candace Returns; Elmer Posts New Videos

Candace Griffin moved back to Janesville from Tennessee on Thursday, July 27. She and Kat did a great rendition of the Pancake Riot song, “Homecoming,” at Mocha Moment during the open mic on Wednesday, August 2.

Elmer and the Ceramic Trees has a couple of new videos posted on the Facebook page. One is an unplugged version of “Wilderness” from his recent album, Maps of Outer Space; the other is live from the last open mic at Mocha Moment on August 2.

Recent Shows

Mystery Mirrors played the Friday Local Feature Series at Voigt Music Center on July 21. They also played a live set at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market on Saturday, July 29.

Prone to Sorrow played at Bodacious Shops of Block 42 in Janesville on Friday, August 4 at 5:45 pm; Candace Griffin opened for them.

Ken Wagman had a large part in the Rock on the Rock Festival at Riverside Park in Beloit, WI on August 5 and 6; several local bands played at the event, including Mystery Mirrors and Prone to Sorrow.

Upcoming Shows

Voigt Music Center is hosting a daytime show on Wednesday, August 16 from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Featured artists will include Brianna Price, Pancake Riot (represented by Kat and Candace), Ako, and Earth to Clark. Coffee will be served.

Prone to Sorrow will play at Voigt Music Center on Friday, September 1 at 5:30 pm as part of the Friday Local Feature Series.

Kat and the Hurricane will play at Grayslake Oasis (Grayslake, IL) on Saturday, September 16 along with Aly Jayne, Dirt, Prone to Sorrow, and Candace Griffin.

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