The Mmming Report: Local Music News from Kharlie M

Issue #28 — Thursday, May 17, 2018

New Production Underway

The recent “Yanny or Laurel” clip that went viral, illustrates clearly how we hear things differently depending on our ears, our brains, and playback equipment. It also explains my frustration when my recent music mixes didn’t sound right on some devices.

I’ve revised my whole process with emphasis on tone and dynamics. The new mixes will sound cleaner and more vivid, hopefully to be enjoyed by many people and on a wide variety of playback equipment.

Two Albums to Drop in July

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The date is Friday, July 13. The place is Voigt Music Center, 34 South Main Street in Janesville. I (Kharlie M) will play a 90-minute set using several different instruments, and two albums will be released: Come On, Kharlie M and Umm… It’s Me. The latter was released in 2007 as simply Umm… but the recordings are being “freshened up” to bring them into 2018.

At right: Official cover art for Umm… It’s Me. Photo by Wendi Petitt, July 2007.

Voigt Announces Friday Local Feature Series

So far, this is the line-up for this summer's Friday night shows at Voigt Music in Janesville. Shows run from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

June 8
Prone to Sorrow featuring The Oxleys
June 22
Robert Allen and Friends Acoustic Jam
June 29
Andrus and the Mariners
July 6
Kat and the Hurricane
July 13
Kharlie M
July 27
My Friend Monty
August 10
Candace Griffin

More Local Music News

Kat and the Hurricane is working on a new album at a studio in Chicago. They played a show at Grayslake Oasis on Saturday, April 14.

Candace Griffin's new album, "Misadventures," is still being produced, with the release date still to be announced.

Prone to Sorrow will be busy this summer: so far, at least seven shows are scheduled for June and July. See the events list at their Facebook page for times and locations.

Mystery Mirrors played at The Exclusive Company in Janesville for Record Store Day on Saturday, April 21.

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