Bethany and I are excited about the move to Wichita, a city we really like. And the people of MEBC have been nothing but great. It is a place that oozes grace and kindness. To get a feel for the place you can visit the recommended reading page and the Senior Pastor's blog.
So how does this fit in with Music on Monday? I have been listening to a lot of Waterdeep lately who was once based out of Wichita. You can find lots of free and legal bootlegs here and you can preview and download their albums for real cheap on their webpage. There is nothing on the site to stay away from, all of it is good music. Their faith in God is apparent but the lyrics never veer into cliches and sentimentality.
You want really good folk-rock, try Sink or Swim. If you like beautifully polished pop songs check out Everyone's Beautiful. And if you have a soft spot for 10 minute songs with blazing guitars, thundering drums and sweaty vocals, you need one of my favorite albums of all time, Live at the New Earth. Their newest is Heart Attack Time Machine, which is an acoustic album full of coffee-house ambiance and profound lyrics.