The original Blisterpop band from Wichita, Kansas. The Embarrassment performs a lively set from a party held at their rehearsal space in 1982, featuring John Nichols (vocals/keyboards), Bill Goffrier (guitar/vocals), Ron Klaus (bass), and Brent ‘Woody’ Geissmann (drums/vocals). Hosted by Anne Tangeman.
Musician Eugene Chadbourne recorded live in Lawrence, Kansas during a set at The Bottleneck with banjo player Tony Trischka from 1992. Hosted by Anne Tangeman.
Musician Matt Woods recorded during a set at The Brick in downtown Kansas City, 2012. Hosted by Anne Tangeman.
The Boston based band Big Dipper recorded during their 1988 tour of Europe. Featuring former Volcano Suns members, bassist Steve Michener (also in Dumptruck) and guitarist/vocalist Gary Waleik, guitarist/vocalist Bill Goffrier (formerly of the Embarrassment) and drummer Jeff Oliphant (formerly of XS and the Iron Gerbils). Hosted by Anne Tangeman.
The Escape’ Drive-in was a large-scale outdoor movie show held in Vinland, Kansas during the early 1990s. The show was a mix of live music, performance, and so classic old movies. This video is a compilation of the shows including some of the best live groups and films. Hosted by Anne Tangeman.
Bill Goffrier is known for his work with the band The Embarrassment (Kansas) and Big Dipper (Boston), seen here performing music from several solo live sets in clubs around Kansas in 2010. Hosted by Anne Tangeman.
The 1990s Lawrence three-piece experimental band Sunbarrow & a rare performance by Cleopatra recording artist Victor Wulf also known under the name Dilate.
The Embarrassment reformed for a performance called “The Who Pulled the Plug Reunion” performing a set of their classic material with John Nichols (vocals/keyboards), Bill Goffrier (guitar/vocals), Eric Cale (bass), and Brent ‘Woody’ Geissmann (drums/vocals). Hosted by Anne Tangeman.
Performance musician and poet Keith Gist, formerly of the Parma-based band The Burbotz. Performs “The Wichita Tapes” a number of his works recorded during live sets at the movie show “M.T. Pockets Budget Film Fest” and also impromptu performance bits around the town of Wichita, Kansas. Hosted by Anne Tangeman.