Middle of the Map

Artists on Trial: Shadow Paint

Though you may not be terribly familiar with them, Shadow Paint has been around Kansas City for the past year. Since vocalist Angela Schroder-Dill moved to Boston last summer, the rest of the band has played as Rooms Without Windows, but will reunite to play at this year’s Middle of the Map Fest. We talk with the band about its plans and its upcoming performance.
The Deli: Down and dirty: 1 sentence to describe your music. What is it?

Shadow Paint: For those who follow the life philosophy of “Game On.”
The Deli: What other artists are you looking forward to seeing at MotM?
The Deli: Tell us a little about Shadow Paint and the projects you are all in now.
Shadow Paint: We started in January 2012. We last played October 27 at a loft in Kansas City. Corey, Hanna, Chris B, and Chris T are in local band Rooms Without Windows and Angela moved to Boston and has joined an electronic project called Citrusphere. Angela and Corey have partnered up for LowGrumbles, sending tracks back and forth via email.
The Deli: Let’s talk about something you have coming up this year. What can we expect?
Shadow Paint: We have two songs available to download for free on our Soundcloud. With our members being split between Boston and KC, we don't currently have any other shows lined up, but this is NOT the last of Shadow Paint!!! To hold you over, check out our other projects!
The Deli: What does supporting local music mean to you?

Shadow Paint: Going to local shows and dancing your heart out. Having a good time with the talented people in your community.
The Deli: Who are your favorite local musicians right now?

Shadow Paint: Hard to say, too many favorites, but one newish band we're loving right now is Is Paris Burning.
The Deli: Who are your favorite not-so-local musicians right now?

Shadow Paint: Again, too many favorites, but if we had to name some: Wild Nothing, Cloud Nothings, The XX.
The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy concert bill to play on?

Shadow Paint: Björk, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Joy Division, and David Bowie.
The Deli: Would you rather spend the rest of your life on stage or in the recording studio?
Shadow Paint: On stage.
The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?
Shadow Paint: All four members of the Beatles, because their music continues to amaze and inspire.

The Deli: All right, give us the rundown. Where all on this big crazy web can you be found?

The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for the Deli audience?

Shadow Paint: Just keep on laughing, loving, and living, and you'll be okay.
Shadow Paint is:
Chris Brower – drums
Angela Schroder-Dill – vocals
Hanna Smith – keys, vocals
Chris Turner – bass
Corey Vitt – guitar
Check out Shadow Paint at Middle of the Map Fest next Thursday, April 4. They will be playing that evening at 7:00 pm.

--Michelle Bacon 


Ink and The Record Machine announce Middle of the Map lineup

Ink's Middle of the Map fest 2013 lineup has been announced, with many more artists to be revealed at a later date.

The initial lineup consists of  Grizzly Bear, Iceage, The Whigs, Wovenhand, The Appleseed Cast, The Casket Lottery, White Lung, People Get Ready, Denison Witmer, Kitten, Guards, Cowboy Indian Bear, Soft Reeds, Palace, Making Movies, Détective, Owen Pallet, Mister Lies, The Last Bison, Pujol, Joe Pug, La Guerre, Spirit is the Spirit, Sleepy Kitty, My Gold Mask, Dots Not Feathers, Smoker, the Soil & the Sun, Trouper, Little Legend, Maps For Travelers, She's A Keeper, Bloodbirds, Quiet Corral, Akkilles, Radkey, Steddy P & DJ Mahf, Thee Water MoccaSins, The ACB’s, Shy Boys, Fourth of July, Ghosty, Shadow Paint, The Slowdown, Cherokee Rock Rifle, Clairaudients, White Girl, Antennas Up, Heartfelt Anarchy, Six Percent, The Regrets, The Belles, The Noise FM and many more.

The fest runs from April 4-6 in various venues in Kansas City, including recordBar, The Riot Room, the Uptown Theatre, The Union, Gusto Lounge, and Westport Coffeehouse.

Tickets are available for purchase at the link here. It's $45 for a 3-day music pass. An arts, culture, and tech forum will begin April 17, and is $50 for a 3-day pass. The film fest will take place May 1-5 and will cost $25 for the 5-day event. For an all-access pass, the cost is $100.

Middle of the Map Fest is curated by Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine and Chris Haghirian of Ink.

To find out more about the event from the curators as well as listen to music from some of the bands involved, visit The Mailbox, a weekly podcast from Michael Byars, Chris Haghirian, and Midwest Music Foundation.

--Michelle Bacon