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Mars Lights at Czar Bar, KC, Thursday August 28

21 August 2014 in News

UPDATED: The show has been moved to the Riot Room

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2014 August 28, Thursday – Kansas City, MO – Mars Lights at The Riot Room w/ Vehicles and  Dolls on Fire.  $5 advance, $7 day of show, 8:30 PM.

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Will You Sing For MFR’s Tenth Anniversary?

21 August 2014 in News

Links updated 21 August, originally published 3 August

On September 19th, in celebration of our 10th anniversary, we will release MR|Ten; a compilation of Mr. Furious Records artists and friends covering MFR songs.  Do you want in?

At Rob‘s (Arturo Got The Shaft, Adventure Capitalists) suggestion the final track will be a new recording of h&s’ “After the Countdown” featuring the biggest, most inter-continental punk rock choir we can muster.  Here’s where you come in; a rough mix of the track is below.  Download it, record whatever you like as an overdub – backing vocals, instruments (Rob called bass, though), synths – and send your track back to me to be incorporated into the final mix.

Email me or comment here for tech support.  This only needs to be as hardcore as you want; you could do it with an iPhone and the free GarageBand app!  Or a desktop/laptop and Audacity!  Please – If you want to be a part of this, get in touch and I will do everything I can to make it happen for you.

Rough mix (24-bit, 48 kHz .WAV file, 98 BPM except the weird break at “Listen for the countdown”) via WeTransfer: After the Countdown

MP3 for reference: 

If you want to sing, this song has a call-and-response vocal.  I’d love to have a ton of people tackle both the call (“Howie”) and response (“Scott”) sides of the ending (blue background, below).  In addition if folks want to take the “Scott” side of the first verse and choruses (gray background), that would be great, too.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention until now that I hard-panned the “Howie” vocal hard left and the “Scott” vocal hard right to help separate them for you.  You could do things like isolate one or the other using one ear of a pair of headphones to learn or sing your part, or split them into mono tracks in your DAW and mute one side.

Howie Scott
Got yourself into this
Remember there’s plenty to do
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Standing up, finish one
The doorframe paints pictures of you
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But after the countdown
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A new one begins
A new one begins
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After the countdown
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A new one begins
A new one begins
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And with what light we have
We’ll bring along our friends
And when the clock is over
We’ll get up and start again
I’ve never walked in darkness
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Home, home on the range is far
Too far for driving tonight
But songs come through, snow and all
So much the better
And with what light we have
A message sent out to the end
That when our clock is over
We’ll get up and start again
I’ve never walked in silence
Listen for the countdown
Any second
Now
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If I could only remember
I got myself into this
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Followed a hand into your room
I had an important question
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What should I do now?
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What should I do?
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What should I do now?
After the countdown (8x) After the countdown (7x)
After…
After the countdown
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A new one begins
A new one begins
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After the countdown
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A new one begins
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A new world begins
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What should I do now?
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What should I do?
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What should I do now?
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Howie & Tim Acoustic Next Saturday

9 August 2014 in News

Jill’s kicking off her Feed Your heArt series of beginner art workshops with an Art Frenzy Night next Saturday, August 16, from 6-8 PM at the Arts Asylum in KC.  Tim and I will provide music throughout the event, drawing on Ventura, other MFR releases, and maybe some covers.  It will just be flying by the seats of our pants like that.

Art Frenzy Night is free, and the leaders of the various workshops will be presenting to give you a better idea of what you can expect from their events.  Come, check it out, enjoy some low-key jams, see if I’m able to convince Tim to tune to A=432 Hz, and sign up for whatever interests you.

In Jill’s own words:

Feed Your heArt was created with the idea that no matter where you are in your artistic journey (even if it’s “nowhere”), you can always start somewhere. You can always start again. Art feeds our hearts, fuels us, prepares us to handle another day.

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Mars Lights THIS FRIDAY at Fokl, KCK

18 June 2014 in News

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2014 June 20, Friday – Kansas City, KS – Mars Lights at FOKL w/ Expo 70 and Parents.  All ages, free, 9 PM.

2014 August 28, Thursday – Kansas City, MO – Mars Lights at Czar Bar w/ Vehicles.

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Mars Lights Replay Show Review at I <3 Local Music

6 January 2014 in News

Big thanks to Fally at I Heart Local Music for rocking out and taking some video and photos last Friday night at the Replay in Lawrence. Photos and review at the post, but here’s the video of “Stars Above,” a new jam.

Sound guy politely suggested our amps were too loud, so blame us for the buried vocals. Drew loved that, and will probably be louder next time because of it, so that’s one reason we love him.

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Mars Lights in Lawrence Jan 3

21 December 2013 in News

2014 January 3, Friday – Lawrence, KS – Mars Lights at The Replay Lounge w/ The Sluts, Stiff Middle Fingers.  Ages ?? (usually 21+?), $?? (usually $5 or under?), The Sluts @ 10, Stiff Middle Fingers @ 11, Mars Lights @ midnight.  FB event page.

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Update: Mars Lights & Demos in Lincoln, 11/23

16 November 2013 in News

2013 November 23, Saturday – Lincoln, NE – Mars Lights at The Bourbon Theatre w/ Demos (Lincoln). Ages 18+, $5 ($7 for 18-20), 7:00 show, Facebook event page.

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Rock the New Sidebar

16 November 2013 in News

This week I’ve updated the sidebar; now, you can download or stream any MFR release with one click from the front page, and you can click around the site without interrupting your stream!  Pretty slick.  Comment or PM me if you notice any bugs.

Why not dig back and revisit an old favorite (Calla Lily?  The Musical Tales of Pat Bradley?) or check out the latest Mars Lights?

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Dark Satellites in Lincoln, May 11

20 April 2013 in News

2013 May 11, Saturday – Lincoln, NE – Dark Satellites at The Bourbon Theatre w/ I Am The Navigator (Lincoln), Life in Prism (Lincoln).  ?$, *ALL AGES,* EARLY SHOW AT 6 PM, don’t know when we play (but there’s another show at 9, so 8 at the latest).

Might be our last show with Nate (! / :-( )

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Dark Satellites in KC Sat, March 23

2 March 2013 in News

2013 March 23, Saturday – Kansas City, MO – Dark Satellites at the recordBar w/ Universe Contest (Lincoln), Katy Guillen Trio (KC). $7, 18+, doors at 9, DS plays first at 10.

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