Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records with Mills

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spinning Records With Mills
+ Margo May

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Mark features more New & Midcoastal Releases from: The Grisly Hand, Kirsten Paludan & Key Party, Scruffy & The Janitors, Josh Berwanger Band, Mary Bridget Davies, Miry Wild, The Clementines, Allen-Lamun Band, and more.

Judy Mills and Christian LaBeau of Mills Record Company

Judy Mills and Christian LaBeau of Mills Record Company

At 10:00, Judy Mills and Chris LaBeau of Mills Record Company join us as “Guest Producers” for our first hour. They’ll spin brand new vinyl and classic used vinyl from both sides of the store. Learn more about Mills Record Company at: http://www.MillsRecordCompany.com

Margo May  Photo by Erica Peterson.

Margo May
Photo by Erica Peterson.

At 11:15 Kansas City based singer songwriter Margo May joins us to talk and play music from her upcoming new release. “Her melodic, gentle songwriting and performing capture a sound that is tough to pull off but she does so perfectly. Innocence in songs is a balancing act Margo May somehow pulls off and the songs have a beautiful simplicity that can be moving in a very quiet way.” -SVP, Joe Cuello, MTV Creative Music Integration. For more information: http://www.margomay.bandcamp.com

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #543

WMM Playlist from September 10, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rolf Petermann & music of The Seedco Harvest Festival
+ OILS live in studio + Sean Starowitz & The Talk Shop

1. Broncho – “It’s On”
from: Just Hip Enough To Be A Woman / Dine Alone Records / September 16, 2014
[Oklahoma based band formed in 2010 with: Ryan Lindsey, Nathan Price, Ben King]

[Broncho plays recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., Thursday, September 11, doors at 9:30 with: Low Litas, Various Blonde, and Sneaky Creeps.]

2. White Girl– “Don’t Fear the Creeper”
from: Don’t Fear the Creeper (feat. Keenan Nichols & Ryan Bates) – Single / Indep. / Jan. / 7 / 14
[White Girl is the brain-child of Martin Bush. The single: "Don't Fear the Creeper" features Keenan Nichols of THE ARCHITECTS for shredding some serious guitar and Ryan Bates of Waiting for Signal for bringing the awesome voiceover skills in his role as THE CREEPER!! Proceeds from the single go to Midwest Music Foundation.]

[White Girl plays Dancefestopia at River Front Park, Friday, September 12.]

10:10 – Underwriting

10:12

3. Your Friend – “Jekyll / Hyde”
from: Jekyll / Hyde – EP / Domino Records / February 20, 2014
[Lawrence based Taryn Blake Miller was signed to Domino Records. Jekyll/Hyde is available on cassette tape from Whatever Forever Tapes. Your Friend toured through July, playing Cafe Berlin in Columbia, Lexington, Charlottesville, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Boise, Vancouver, Portland, San Diego, and Phoenix. Winner of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter]

[Your Friend. plays the Seedco Harvest Festival, Saturday, Sept 13, in the 800 block of Deleware in East Lawrence.]

10:15 – Interview with Rolf Petermann and artists from Whatever Forever

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Rolf Petermann is the co-founder of Whatever Forever, a Post-Post, Pre-Reality Tape Label and Music Collective in Lawrence, Kansas. Rolf joined us to share information about The Seedco Harvest Festival, this Saturday, September 13, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, in East Lawrence at the 800 Block of Delaware. Whatever Forever musicians also joined us and performed songs live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

Whatever Forever musicians involved in the festival:

Andrew Frederick and Mark Osman of the band: OILS

Nicholas Stahl of the band: Your Friend. and: Dean Monkey & the Dropouts

Monica George and Johni Lacore of the band: Ovaries-eez,

and Musician Carey Scott.

The Seedco Harvest Festival will feature eight live bands from Whatever Forever, as well as 21 visual artists from SeedCo Studios and Fresh Produce Arts Collective.

11:20

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4. OILS (Andrew Frederick & Mark Osman)– “Song” (Live)
[Andrew Frederick plays guitar & sings, and Mark Osman plays drums for the Lawrence based band OILS who recently played an in-store at Mills Record Company and just released a 7" vinyl release on Replay Records. (www.replayrecordsusa.com)]

Rolf Petermann talked about how The Seedco Harvest Festival coincides with the opening of their new space, a homebase rehearsal / recording studio.

Whatever Forever Tapes have t w o N E W R E L E A S E S:
Youngest Children & The Ovaries-eez
AVAILABLE ONLINE and at LOVE GARDEN SOUNDS

Their new 4 song EP tape and digital release is called Snow Daze

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10:30

5. Ovaries-eez (Monica George & Johni Lacore)– “No Sympathy” (Live)also available on: Snow Daze / Whatever Forever / 2014
[The Ovaries-eez are a trio: Johni Lacore, Amber Hansen and Monica George.
Their new 4 song EP tape and digital release was record at Seedco Studios, Lawrence, KS http://www.whatevertapes.com

10:34

Whatever Forever, is a Tape Label and Music Collective in Lawrence, Kansas.

SeedCo Harvest is a music and arts based festival highlighting the new SeedCo Studio space and their resident artists. The Seedco Harvest Festival will also feature 16 local food, retail, beer and activity vendors.

SeedCo Studios: is a visual arts and music space ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art. SeedCo will be moving their space from Pennsylvania St to Delware St where the Festival will be held

SeedCo Harvest Date: Saturday September 13th, 2014 from 4-11pm
Where: The Warehouse Arts District on the 800 block of Delaware

This event is partnering with local charities: Healthy Sprouts and VanGo Inc.

Healthy Sprouts; a non-profit organization whose goal is to connect children to healthy food at a young age and increase access to local, nutritious food to strengthen the local food system.

VanGo Inc; is an arts-based social service agency that provides job-training programs to qualifying youth. This organization strives to improve the lives of high-needs youth using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for the future.

Vendors; The Merc, 715, Drasko’s, Ingredient Five Bar and Tables, Mass St Soda, Arizona Trading Company, Third Planet, Mad Greek, Scone Lady’s, Burger Stand, Cosmos Indian Store & Café

Featuring: Free State Brewing Company
Sponsors: Tequa Creek Holdings, Design Brillance Creative Marketing, Handbuilt Productions, Anderson Rentals, Silverback Enterprises, Lawrence Sign Up, Happy Shirts, On The Rocks Liquor, Lawrence hits.com and The Voice of Lawrence

Nicholas Stahl plays in the band Your Friend. and also in the band, Dean Monkey & the Dropouts. Both bands will be playing the Seedco Harvest Festival. Nicholas will also do a song for us Live.

10:41

6. Ovaries-eez (Monica George & Johni Lacore)– “Vagabond” (Live)(a new song, not yet recorded.)
[The Ovaries-eez are a trio: Johni Lacore, Amber Hansen and Monica George.
Their new 4 song EP tape and digital release was record at Seedco Studios, Lawrence, KS http://www.whatevertapes.com

10:45

Nicholas Stahl plays drums in the band Your Friend. He is also in the band, Dean Monkey & the Dropouts. Nicholas talked about how he became a member of Your Friend, about how he approached Taryn Blake Miller about being her drummer and she brought him on board 6 months later. He talked about the band’s recent tour, the the interchangeable players collaborating in each other’s bands as part of the Whatever Forever family.

Many of the Whatever Forever musicians are involved with local food production, farming, the Merc, and the environment.

Rolf Petermann talked about some of the Whatever Forever releases:

Snow Daze (W4E 019)
The Ovaries-eez

Midwest Quest (W4E 018)
Youngest Children

Jekyll/Hyde (W4E 017)
Your Friend

No Magic (W4E 016)
No Magic

SPLIT V (W4E 015) JUNE IGLOO / TOTAL OILS USA
CS Luxem / OILS

WHATEVER FOREVER Family Vacation Compilation (W4E 014)

Phantasmagoria (W4E 013)
Rishi

Almost Breathing (W4E 012)
Single Lash

SPLIT IV (W4E 011)
The Dan Ryan / Heartscape Landbreak

SPLIT III (W4E 010)
Agent X-12 / Earthmasters

SPLIT II (W4E 009)
CS Luxem / Lazurite

South Bitch Diet (W4E 008)
South Bitch Diet

Rising Sun (W4E 007)
Generals

Pizza Power (W4E 006)
Karma Vision

On My Way (W4E 005)
Bo and the Locomotive

Platform Diving Lessons (W4E 004)
OILS

SPLIT I (W4E 003)
Colony Collapse / Heartscape Landbreak

Blakey Bear (W4E 002)
Blakey Bear

Key to the Scroll Lock (W4E 001)
Agent X-12

Musician and solo artist – Carey Scott also made the trip in to KC from Lawrence. Carey is currently in the studio working on a new recording.

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7. Carey Scott – “Walkabout” (Live) everyone in the studio jumped in to sing along!

10:56

The Seedco Harvest Festival, Saturday, September 13, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, in East Lawrence at the 800 Block of Delaware. for more info: http://www.whatevertapes.com and http://www.seedcoharvest.com

11:00 – Station ID

8. OILS – “a. Waves We Feel”
from: “Waves We Feel” 7″ 45rpm single / Replay Records / August 22, 2014

11:04

9. OILS – “One” & “Two” (Live)
[Andrew Frederick plays guitar & sings, and Mark Osman plays drums for the Lawrence based band OILS who recently played an in-store at Mills Record Company and just released a 7" vinyl release on Replay Records.]

11:12

10. The Project H – “Not A Person”
from: We Live Among The Lines / Independent / September 8, 2014
[3rd release from collective that includes: Clint Ashlock- trumpet, Ryan Heinlein- trombone, Brett Jackson- woodwinds, Matt Leifer- drums, Andrew Ouellette- keys, Dominique Sanders- bass, Jeff Stocks- guitars. All tracks written by Ryan Heinlein, except 8& 10. Heinlein/Stocks. Record, mixed and mastered by Duane Trower, Weights and Measures Soundlab, KC, MO.]

[Project H plays an (album release show) Tomorrow, September 11, at Westport Coffee House]

11:15 – Underwriting

11:17 – Interview with Sean Starowitz

Sean Starowitz is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute. He is the co-founder of Bread! KC, with classmate Andrew Erdrich that since 2010 has fed thousands of attendees and raised thousands of dollars in micro grants i for art and community projects. Sean and Andrew created The Speakeasy a six-week temporary cultural center at the La Esquina Gallery, for the Charlotte Street Foundation. He also launched Byproduct: The Laundromat, a project he organized and received a Rocket Grant through the Andy Warhol Foundation to produce gatherings, discussions and performances during the wash and dryer cycles at Walnut Place Laundromat in KCMO. This year he has been actively involved in Lots of Love, a community art project that repurposes abandoned lots in the Ivanhoe neighborhood. Sean Starowitz is also a 2014 Charlotte St. Foundation Visual Art Award Fellow.

Sean joins us today to discuss The Talk Shop, a temporary, experimental cultural center that will open in Midtown Kansas City for one year at an store front art space located at 3936 Main, next to Oddly Correct. It will be a vehicle for dialogue by hosting public events at which people will gather to discuss topics that matter in Kansas City, like education, transit or food issues. More info at http://www.thetalkshopkc.tumblr.com http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-talk-shop/x/8418872

Sean Starowitz talked about The Talk Shop, an “experimental cultural center” located at just across the street from our studios here on Main.

Starowitz and his team are currently in the midst of an Indiegogo campaign to help get the Talk Shop funded and off the ground. Indiegogo goal of $10,000, and the campaign runs until the September 17, 2014.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-talk-shop/x/8418872

The Talk Shop Team:

John Helling – is a public librarian with a strong interest in bringing information to people and vice versa. He once had a pig butchered in a library just to prove a point.

Charlie Huette – is a public school teacher, instructional designer, and filmmaker. He currently teaches visual journalism and digital storytelling, and he advises a student-run media production studio. He enjoys thoughtful and honest public conversations about the causes and consequences of our current educational system.

Andrew Lyles – operated an artist run gallery, Spray Booth, in the Crossroads Art District of Kansas City, MO that was noted for bringing in 15 exhibitions that showcased over 300 Kansas City and visiting artists in a 2 year period. Lyles is an avid cyclist, adjunct drawing professor at Kansas City Art Institute, substitute teacher k-12, and recent projects include Lots of Love. Lyles is a graduate from KCAI 2010 Painting Department.

Taylor Pruitt – is a Graphic Designer/Art Director interested in community initiatives, identity systems and embracing the unexpected. A graduate of the 2012 graphic design program from KCAI. She is currently the Director of Programming on the Kansas City AIGA board focusing on organizing events for the local design community. She has previously worked in advertising and is currently a graphic designer at MindMixer, a startup focused on building better communities.

Lauren Tweedie – is a storefront artist and a clothing designer. She is interested in the way design can create a relationship between a public space and a community.

Sean Starowitz’s work is executed in a variety of social, political, and community engaged contexts. Notable projects include Lots of Love, BREAD! KC and Byproduct: The Laundromat. He is a 2010 graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute and a 2012 Rocket Grant recipient with support from the Charlotte St. Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Foundation. More recently, he is a 2014 Charlotte St. Foundation Visual Art Award Fellow.

Lauren Tweedie – is a storefront artist and a clothing designer. She is interested in the way design can create a relationship between a public space and a community.

Sean told The Pitch, “It is a diverse team, and for me that’s about bringing a variety of different people together to create something that’s bigger than themselves. To have a documentarian and a journalist is really important because of what we’re trying to explore for ourselves. “

Starowitz told the Pitch: “There’s always been a rich history of artists running spaces in Kansas City, and I’ve always been interested in these storefront spaces as a format for artistic exploration. Gordon Matta-Clark is one of my biggest inspirations, and he did a project called Food in SoHo, and that’s one of the ideas we used to inform the Talk Shop. Also, in Chicago, there was a format called Mess Hall, and they were open for 10 years and run by 13 artists. It was an open format for a space, and that’s what the Talk Shop is really based off of.”

The Talk Shop will be open Sunday through Thursday, 6:00 pm. – 9:00 pm.

Artists onboard: Christina Kim, who created Dosa Inc., an eco-fashion line, among a ton of other things. She’s based in L.A. and has an international profile, and this will be her first project in the U.S. outside of L.A. She’ll do a community workshop that will be a large-scale installation in the neighborhood.

And we’re also working with Alex Elmestad, who I know from Bread for Work in St. Louis and my work with the Laundromat.

The Talk Shop, a temporary, experimental cultural center that will open in Midtown Kansas City for one year at an store front art space located at 3936 Main, next to Oddly Correct. It will be a vehicle for dialogue by hosting public events at which people will gather to discuss topics that matter in Kansas City, like education, transit or food issues.

More info at http://www.thetalkshopkc.tumblr.com/

or http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-talk-shop/x/8418872

11:37

11. Expassionates – “Midnight in The Desert”
from: Landscapes / Independent / November 22, 2008
[Scott Easterday-guitar, vocals, Marco Pascolini-guitar, Richard Burgess-bass, and Sam Platt-drums.]

[Expassionates play The Brush Creek Art Walk, Sunday afternoon, September 14, Theis Park amphitheater, Kansas City, MO. with: Az One at 3:00 pm. Barclay Martin with Shay and Lindsey Jones at 4:15pm; and Expassionates at 5:45pm.]

12. The New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers”
from: Brill Bruisers / Matador / August 26, 2014
[The first single from the 6th studio album from the Canadian indie rock band formed in 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Members include: Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman, and Blaine Thurier]

13. Au Revoir Simone – “Somebody Who (Nzca Remix)”
from: Spectrums / Instant Records / August 26, 2014
[Au Revoir Simone is an electronic dream pop band from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, formed in late 2003. The group is composed of Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard), Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard), and Heather D'Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard). The band's name comes from a line Pee-wee Herman says to a minor character (named Simone) in Tim Burton's 1985 film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Spectrums is a 2014 release that remixes all of the songs from the 2013 studio release Move in Spectrums, the band's 4th studio album. since the band's 2007 release they have followed up studio releases with remix albums.]

11:50

14. Sun Kil Moon – “I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love”
from: Benji / Caldo Records / Ferbruary 11, 2014
[6th studio album by indie folk act Sun Kil Moon. Self-produced by primary recording artist Mark Kozelek, the album shares its name with the 1974 film Benji, and was recorded between March and August 2013 at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. The album features contributions from Owen Ashworth, Jen Wood, Will Oldham, and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley. The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far, a list published by Pitchfork Media in August 2014.]

15. YACHT – “Plastic Soul”
from: Plastic Soul – Single / D.F.A, Records / January 14, 2013
[From Portland, Oregon, currently based in LA. The core group consists of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, but expands to include Rob "Bobby Birdman" Kieswetter and Jeffrey Brodsky as touring members..]

[Yacht plays the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. September 15, with White Fang]

11:58

Next week on Sept. 17th, we’ll be Spinning Records with Mills when Judy Mills and Christian LaBeau of Mills Record Company bring in new Vinyl and classic vintage vinyl. At 11:15 Margo May drops in to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios.

11:59:30

16. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

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Show #542

Wednesday MidDay Medley surveys Seedco Harvest Festival + The Talk Shop

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rolf Petermann & music of The Seedco Harvest Festival
+ OILS live in studio + Sean Starowitz & The Talk Shop

Mark features more New & Midcoastal Releases from: The Project H, OILS, Your Friend., White Girl, Expassionates, Broncho, The New Pornographers, Yacht, Au Revoir Simone, and Sun Kil Moon.

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At 10:15 we’ll talk with Rolf Petermann of Whatever Forever Records in Lawrence, about The Seedco Harvest Festival, September 13, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm, in East Lawrence at the 800 Block of Delaware. Joining Rolf will be musicians involved in the festival: Andrew Frederick and Mark Osman of the band OILS; Nicholas Stahl of the band Your Friend. & Dean Monkey & the Dropouts; and Brad Girard of the band Haunt Ananta who will all perform several songs live in our 90.1 FM Studios. More info at: http://www.seedcoharvest.com

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-talk-shop

At 11:15 Sean M. Starowitz joins us to discuss The Talk Shop, a temporary, experimental cultural center that will open in Midtown Kansas City for one year at art space located at 3936 Main, next to Oddly Correct. It will be a vehicle for dialogue by hosting public events at which people will gather to discuss topics that matter in Kansas City, like education, transit or food issues. More info at http://www.thetalkshopkc.tumblr.com/ or http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-talk-shop/x/8418872

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #542

WMM Playlist from September 3, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Music of The 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival
+ “Water Is Food” + Katy Guillen & The Girls

1. Prince – “BREAKDOWN”
from: ART OFFICIAL AGE / NPG – Warner Bros. / September 30, 2013
[The 34th studio album in 36 years from the prolific master of music. On April 18, 2014, Prince released a new single entitled, "The Breakdown". Along with news that a new album was in the works, an expanded edition of Purple Rain would be released for the 30th anniversary, and he has re-signed with his former label, Warner Bros. Records after an 18-year split. He also gained the rights to his master recordings from the 1980s, which had been a point of contention for his initial split with the major label.]

90.1FM KKFI Presents: 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest -
Saturday, September 6th,
7 Stages / 30+ Bands.

Tickets
Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge)
Outlets: Grinders & Bottleneck (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge)
KKFI 901.FM (NO EXTRA CHARGES)

Venues:
CrossroadsKC at 18th & Locust – ALL AGES – 6pm to Midnight

The Brick at 18th & McGee – 6:00 pm to 3:00 am

Czar at 16th & Grand
Noon – 5:00 pm – KCVLAA Musicians Boot Camp
6:00 pm – 2:00 am —The Record Machine Label Showcase

Green Lady Lounge at 18th & Grand – 5:30 pm to 3:00 am

Tank Room at 18th & Grand – 6:00 pm to 1:30 am

Collection at 16th & Grand – ALL AGES -
Song Writers Venue – 6:00 pm to Midnight

Mercy Seat Alley at 16th & Grand – ALL AGES – 7:00 pm to Midnight

More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

10:06

2. The Breeders – “Invisible Man”
from: Last Splash / 4 A.D. / August 31, 1993
["Last Splash was the Breeders 3rd studio release. The band formed in 1988 by Kim Deal of the Pixies and Throwing Muses' Tanya Donelly. The current line-up consists of the original Last Splash formation. Kim Deal (vocals and guitar), her twin sister Kelley Deal (vocals and guitar), Jim Macpherson (drums) and Josephine Wiggs (bass). The band's website, Breedersdigest.net reports that Since completing their eight-month, 60-date world tour performing Last Splash, they’ve been working on new material. This September, the band will debut a selection of new songs with a series of dates leading up to a show at the Hollywood Bowl where—joined by Carrie Bradley—we’ll share the stage with Neutral Milk Hotel.]

[The Breeders play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 3, in a SOLD OUT show, with The Funs. Doors at 9:30 pm show at 10:00.]

3. Hipshot Killer – “I’ll Tell You”
from: Hipshot Killer / Locket Love Records / April 29, 2011
[Debut release from KC based 3-piece power punk band formed in the fall of 2008 by, Mike Alexander (Starhaven Rounders, John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, 100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Brad Wicklander (Dark Circles, Anvil Chorus), on Drums.]

[Hipshot Killer play the Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, September 6, at 9:00 pm, on the BROADWAY ROASTING CO. Stage at MERCY SEAT ALLEY, 16th & Grand, ALL AGES venue, 7:00pm to Midnight, with Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds, and Onward Crispin Glover (Reunion)]

[Mike Alexander will also plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for Money Wolf Music Showcase showcase on the KISSICK CONSTRUCTION STAGE at COLLECTION, 16th & Grand, at 9:00 pm.]

[Mike Alexander will also play with The Starhaven Rounders at the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK, 18th & McGee, at 8:40]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15

4. Mount Veritas Orchestra – “Mahabharata”
from: Irio – Water Is Food / Independent / September 6, 2014

[Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Mount Veritas Orchestra, and Metatone play the "Water Is Food" Concert, Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm at The City Market, Kansas City]

10:19 – Interview with Mũcũgũ Wahome and Ami Freeberg

Mount Veritas Orchestra on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 3, 2014 — with Ami Freeberg, Sarah Preston, Mũcũgũ Wahome, Evan Hoffman and Aryana Nemati.

Mount Veritas Orchestra on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 3, 2014 — with Ami Freeberg, Sarah Preston, Mũcũgũ Wahome, Evan Hoffman and Aryana Nemati.

Mũcũgũ Wahome and musicians from Mount Veritas Orchestra: Sarah Preston, Evan Hoffman, and Aryana Nemate joined us to share new recordings and live performances from “Water Is Food” a recording to benefit: Water.org and Cultivate Kansas City. We are premiered the music from “IRIO,” the Food Album. (Music from “MAJI” the Water Album premiered on River Trade Radio, Aug. 31.)

Also joining us was, Ami Freeberg of Cultivate KC.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Mount Veritas Orchestra, and Metatone collaborated together for this special project.

A download of “Water Is Food” will be available at http://www.mountveritas.org where you can donate to the not-for-profit organizations: Water.org and Cultivate KC.

The “Water Is Food” FREE Concert, is Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm at The City Market, Kansas City.

Mũcũgũ Wahome told us how he discovered the music of Metatone from one of the band’s members Rabbit Killer aka Mark Smeltzer who he met at the Rural Grit happy Hour at The Brick.

Mũcũgũ Wahome, told us about how the polyrhythms of Metatone reminded him at the Kikuyu music of Kenya.

Metatone’s May 14, 2013 release called “Metatone” was recorded & mixed by Metatone from 2012 to 2013. With songs written by J. Ashley Miller & Metatone. The album’s credits: J. Ashley Miller: Vocals, Guitar; Gary Miller: Percussion, Harmonica, Vocals; Jon Kraft: Drums; Rabbit Killer: Mr. Squeaky; Abbi Miler: Vocals; Hank Eddins: Bass; Rhys Ziemba: Guitar; Iko: Vocals, Hype. More info at metatone.bandcamp.com

The new original songs for Water Is Food were recorded and engineered by Mũcũgũ Wahome with Jonathan Kraft and Ashley Miller of Metatone.

Music from “MAJI” the Water Album premiered on River Trade Radio, last Sun. Aug. 31

“Water Is Food” a recording to benefit: Water.org and Cultivate Kansas City.

Ami Freeberg is communications and outreach manager of Cultivate KC

Cultivate Kansas City, Kansas City’s Center for Urban Agriculture, is a catalyst for the production and consumption of locally grown food in Kansas City neighborhoods.

Founded in 2005 Cultivate KC is based at 4223 Gibbs Rd. Kansas City, Kansas 66106. More info at: http://www.cultivatekc.org

Cultivate KC helped to found the New Roots for Refugees with Catholic Charities in 2008.

Cultivate KC launched Get Growing KC in partnership with KC Community Gardens & Lincoln University Cooperative Extension in 2011.

Cultivate KC also organized and presents Urban Farm & Garden Tour, that starting next your will be an annual event.

Cultivate KC is interested in helping to support sustainable, community- engaged farms are scattered throughout the metro, providing an abundance of fresh and healthy food to city residents. There are opportunities for people to earn income through farming. Unused spaces are turned to food producing farms and gardens, and appropriately scaled agriculture is understood and practiced as an integral part of a beautiful, lively, and healthy neighborhood.

10:28

5. Mount Veritas Orchestra – “Africa’s Joy” (LIVE)from: Maji – Water Is Food / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Performed live by Mũcũgũ Wahome on guitar & vocals, Sarah Preston on harmony vocals, Evan Hoffman on percussion, and Aryana Nemate on saxaphone]

10:33

A download of “Water Is Food” will be available at http://www.mountveritas.org where you can donate to the not-for-profit organizations: Water.org and Cultivate KC.

The “Water Is Food” FREE Concert, is Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm at The City Market, Kansas City.

The Conceert Features:
Gamelan Genta Kasturi – Balinese Percussion
Mount Veritas Orchestra – African Harmonies and
Metatone – Devotional Polyrhythms

Mũcũgũ Wahome lived most of his childhood and formative years in Kenya

10:44

6. Mount Veritas Orchestra – “NDuma Na Ngwace” (LIVE)from: Irio – Water Is Food / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Performed live by Mũcũgũ Wahome on guitar & vocals, Sarah Preston on harmony vocals, Evan Hoffman on percussion, and Aryana Nemate on saxaphone]

10:49

“Water Is Food” is a new recording to benefit: Water.org and Cultivate Kansas City. Today we are premiering music from “IRIO,” the Food Album. Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Mount Veritas Orchestra, and Metatone collaborated together for this special project. A download of “Water Is Food” will be available at http://www.mountveritas.org where you can donate to the not-for-profit organizations: Water.org and Cultivate KC.

The “Water Is Food” FREE Concert, is Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm at The City Market, Kansas City.

10:54

7. Mount Veritas Orchestra – “Famine & Feast”
from: Irio – Water Is Food / Independent / September 6, 2014

11:00 – Station ID

Today we are playing more music from artists and bands participating in the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, Presented by 90.1 FM KKFI on Saturday, September 6, 6:00 to 3:00am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest includes seven stages and over 40 artists/bands, two record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

8. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Whole Lotta Problems”
from: We Burned The Cane Field / Independent / October 6, 2012
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his Mother, Ruth WardMama Bear, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas city's Element Recording by Joel Nanos.]

[It was recently announced that on October 1, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will open for BB King at The Midland Theatre!]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play the Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand with: Scott Hrabko & the Rabbits - 6:00 to 6:45 / Old Sound - 7:15 to 8:00 / Maria The Mexican - 8:30 to 9:30 / Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear - 10:00 to 11:00 / The Philistines - 11:30 to 12:30]

9. Danny Krause – “Not Yet Known”
from: Plain Brown Wrapper / Independent / 2004

[Danny Krause plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for Money Wolf Music Showcase showcase on the KISSICK CONSTRUCTION STAGE at COLLECTION, 16th & Grand.]

10. Mikal Shapiro – “The Situation”
from: The Crow The Lark & The Loon / Independent / 2008

[Mikal Shapiro plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for Money Wolf Music Showcase showcase on the KISSICK CONSTRUCTION STAGE at COLLECTION, 16th & Grand, at 9:00 pm.]

11:14 – Underwriting

11:16

11. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Woke Up In Spain”
from: Katy Guillen & The Girls / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals) & Stephanie Williams (drums). Finalist for the Int. Blues Competition in Memphis.]

[Katy Guillen & the Girls play an Album Release Show at Knuckleheads on Saturday, September 6.]

[Katy Guillen & the Girls play an acoustic benefit performance for 90.1 FM, in the Gospel Lounge, at Knuckleheads, Sunday September 7. More info at: http://www.kkfi.org

11:20 – Interview with Katy Guillen & the Girls

Katy Guillen and The Girls on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 3, 2014 — with Stephanie Williams, Katy Guillen and Claire Adams.

Katy Guillen and The Girls on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 3, 2014 — with Stephanie Williams, Katy Guillen and Claire Adams.

Katy Guillen & the Girls returned to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share music from their brand new eponymous full length release. Katy Guillen, Claire Adams & Stephanie Williams were finalist for the International Blues Competition in Memphis, and winners of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Emerging Band. Katy Guillen & the Girls play an Album Release Show at Knuckleheads on Saturday, September 6, and on the following evening, September 7, they’ll perform an acoustic benefit performance for 90.1 FM, in the Gospel Lounge, at Knuckleheads.

Katy Guillen, Claire Adams & Stephanie Williams, have had a very busy year playing The Folk Alliance Conference, SXSW, The International Blues Challenge.

11:28

12. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “If You Were Gone” (LIVE)
also available on: Katy Guillen & The Girls / Independent / Sept 6, 2014

11:31

Katy Guillen & the Girls play an Album Release Show at Knuckleheads on Saturday, September 6, with Old # 5s.

The following evening, September 7, they’ll perform an acoustic benefit performance for 90.1 FM, in the Gospel Lounge, at Knuckleheads.

Katy Guillen, Claire Adams are also members of The B’Binas, and Claire & The Crowded Stage.

11:38

13. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Grind” (LIVE)
also available on: Katy & Go Go / Independent / April 19, 2012

11:41

Rehearsal process, three very talented, multi talented women

Katy Guillen & The Girls are winners of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Emerging Band

Katy Guillen & The Girls have played recent shows with Schwervon and Not A Planet.

11:48

14. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Think Twice”
from: Katy Guillen & The Girls / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals) & Stephanie Williams (drums). Finalist for the Int. Blues Competition in Memphis.]

[Katy Guillen & the Girls play an Album Release Show at Knuckleheads on Saturday, September 6.]

[Katy Guillen & the Girls play an acoustic benefit performance for 90.1 FM, in the Gospel Lounge, at Knuckleheads, Sunday September 7. More info at: http://www.kkfi.org

11:50 – More CMF

15. Onward Crispin Glover – “Action”
from: Further and the Faster / Anodyne Records Records / September 7, 2001
[Byron Huhmann - Guitar, Vocals; Kristin Thompson - Bass guitar; Marty Robertson - Guitar; Billy Johnson - Drums. Byron was in TV Fifty and Exit 159; Billy was part of Rocket Fuel is the Key and Frogpond; Marty played in El Fontain and Frogpond.]

[Onward Crispin Glover play a special reunion show at the Crossroads Music Fest, on the BROADWAY ROASTING CO. Stage at MERCY SEAT ALLEY, 16th & Grand, ALL AGES venue, at 7:00 pm, with Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds, and Hipshot Killer.]

16. Me Like Bees – “Ra Ra etc.”
from: The Ides / Loveway Records / July 9, 2013
[Formed in Joplin by Luke Sheafer, Nick Bynum, Pete Burton, Tim Cote.]

[Me Like Bees play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Sat, September 6, at 11:00. with Not A Planet, My Brothers & Sisters, Loose Park]

11:58

Next week on Sept. 10th, we’ll play Rolf Peterman joins us to share information and music from the Seedco Harvest Festival in East Lawrence, in the Warehouse Arts District, Sept. 13, featuring a great line up of bands including: Cs Luxem, Your Friend and Oils.

At 11:15 Sean Starowitz joins us to talk about The Talk Shop

11:59:30

19. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
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http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #541

Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Music of CMF, Katy Guillen & The Girls, and Water Is Food

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Music of The 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival
+ “Water Is Food” + Katy Guillen & The Girls

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Mark features more music from bands participating in the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, Saturday, September 6, 6:00 to 3:00am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest includes seven stages and over 40 artists/bands, two record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

We’ll hear music from Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Onward Crispin Glover, Hipshot Killer, Me Like Bees, Danny Krause, and Mikal Shapiro. We’ll also spin new music from Prince, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Mount Veritas Orchestra, and classic music from the Breeders.

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At 10:15 Mũcũgũ Wahome and musicians from Mount Veritas Orchestra, and Metatone join us to share new recordings and live performances from “Water Is Food” a recording to benefit: Water.org and Cultivate Kansas City. We’ll premiere music from “IRIO,” the Food Album. (Music from the “MAJI” the Water Album premiered on River Trade Radio, Aug. 31.) Also joining us will be, Ami Freeberg of Cultivate KC. Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Mount Veritas Orchestra, and Metatone collaborated together for this special project. A download of “Water Is Food” will be available at http://www.mountveritas.org where you can donate to the not-for-profit organizations: Water.org and Cultivate KC. The “Water Is Food” FREE Concert, is Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm at The City Market, Kansas City.

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At 11:15 Katy Guillen & the Girls return to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share music from their brand new eponymous full length release. Katy Guillen, Claire Adams & Stephanie Williams were finalist for the International Blues Competition in Memphis, and winners of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Emerging Band. Katy Guillen & the Girls play an Album Release Show at Knuckleheads on Saturday, September 6, and on the following evening, September 7, they’ll perform an acoustic benefit performance for 90.1 FM, in the Gospel Lounge, at Knuckleheads. More info at: http://www.kkfi.org

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #541

WMM Playlist from August 27, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival
with Bill Sundahl & Nathan Reusch
+ Willy Christie

1. Loose Park – “Dangerous Work”
from: Monstrous / Wreckroom / June 4, 2013
[Brand new music from Kansas City based band formed in June 2013 with Matthew Dunehoo on guitar, vocals; Beckie Trost on Bass guitar; and Mike Myers on Drums . This trio are also members/former members of Doris Henson/Baby Teardrops/Ecstatics, The String & Return/In The Pines/Spacesuit, and Soft Reeds.]

[Loose Park play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Saturday, September 6, at 6:30pm.]

90.1 FM KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator and founder of the Crossroads Music Festival Bill Sundahl joined us for the 10th year in a row, to share all of the details on CMF, Saturday, September 6, 6:00 to 3:00 am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest includes 7 stages and over 30+ bands, two record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

90.1FM KKFI Presents: 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest
Saturday, September 6th
7 Stages / 30+ Bands.

Tickets: $15 Advance – $20 at Gate
Vinyl Renaissance -1415 W. 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
Or Vinyl Renaissance – 7932 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS 66204
CrossroadKC Ticket Booth – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Grinders – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Bottleneck – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)

When 90.1FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio hired Bill as the Special Events Coordinator he brought some of the Spice of Life Productions events to 90.1 as fundraisers. This will be another fantastic event as always and Bill is very excited to work at 90.1 and to do his best to put on events that both benefit the community and 90.1 at the same time.

90.1 DJ’s will be MC’s for each stage.

Venues:
CrossroadsKC at 18th & Locust – ALL AGES – 6pm to Midnight

The Brick at 18th & McGee – 6:00 pm to 3:00 am

Czar at 16th & Grand -
Noon – 5:00 pm – KCVLAA Musicians Boot Camp
6:00 pm – 2:00 am —The Record Machine Label Showcase

Green Lady Lounge at 18th & Grand – 5:30 pm to 3:00 am

Tank Room at 18th & Grand – 6:00 pm to 1:30 am

Collection at 16th & Grand – ALL AGES -
Song Writers Venue – 6:00 pm to Midnight

Mercy Seat Alley at 16th & Grand – ALL AGES – 7:00 pm to Midnight

More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

10:08

90.1FM KKFI STAGE at CROSSROADSKC @ Grinders
18th & Locust ALL AGES 6pm to Midnight

Me Like Bees – 11:00
My Brothers & Sisters – 9:30
Not A Planet – 8:00
Loose Park – 6:30

10:10

2. Not A Planet – “Girl Comes Down”
from: The Few, The Proud, The Strange / Independent / May 10, 2013
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, Liam Sumnicht, Bill Sturges.]

[Not A Planet play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Sat, September 6, at 8:00.]

10:13

3. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “Watch Out”
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Independent / April 12, 2014
[Jamie Searle won critical acclaim as lead vocalist and songwriter for the band It's Over who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Live Act. He left It's Over to concentrate on his music education as a student of UMKC's Conservatory of Music where he has immersed himself in musical theory, compostion, harmonic structure, melody. Now out of school, Jamie spent a year and a half recording the full length release of material he composed for a large ensemble of musicians. The result is: "Violet Music Vol. 1" the debut full length release from Jamie's band, My Brothers & Sisters, a collective of at times up to 18 musicians, including a strings, horns, percussionists, bass, keyboards, vocalists, and back-up vocalists, and Jamie on vocals, guitar and conducting.]

[My Brothers & Sisters play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Sat, September 6, at 9:30.]

10:18

4. Me Like Bees – “Brand New Fall”
from: The Ides / Loveway Records / July 9, 2013
[Formed in Joplin by Luke Sheafer, Nick Bynum, Pete Burton, Tim Cote. Recently played the Vans Warped Tour.]

[Me Like Bees play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Sat, September 6, at 11:00.]

10:22

VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK
18th & McGee // 6pm to 3am

Bacon Shoe – 1:00 to 2:00
Mark Lowery & Drums – 11:45 to 12:45
AY MusiK – 10:00 to 11:00
Dead Voices – 8:40 to 9:40
Starhaven Rounders – 7:20 to 8:20
Rural Grit – 6:00 to 7:00

10:25

5. Dead Voices – “Pardoning”
from: Dead Voices / Independent / April 20, 2013
[KC Super-Group, formed in September of 2010, by David Regnier, Jason Beers, Matt Richey, Michael Stover, Marco Pascolini. Lauren Krum sings with David on "Pardoning".]

[Dead Voices play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK, 18th & McGee, at 8:40]

6. AY MusiK – “Creep Creep (The Anthem) [feat. Hailey Canalas]”
from: Above and Beyond EP / TeamAY / January 3, 2014
[Born and Raised in Kansas City Missouri AY is a 23 year old, producer, writer, rapper, singer/songwriter, born and raised in Kansas City who leads his band with what he calls "New age Hip Hop." Lead singer Hailey Canalas brings her pop and country vocals to give AY MusiK a unique blend of current musical genres. AY-MusiK was a contestant in 2012 on the X Factor receiving 4 Yes’ votes from celeb­rity judges L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Louis Walsh, & Demi Lovato. The band has performed over 100 touring shows & college shows between 2013-2014, including opening for XV, Cris Cab, Zak Waters & The Lonely Biscuits.]

[AY MusiK play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK, 18th & McGee, at 10:00]

7. Mark Lowrey – “Paranoid Android” (Radiohead Cover)
from: Mark Lowrey Live at Jardines / Independent / Nov. 2010
[Mark Lowrey is one of KC's most versatile performers. He released, "Tangos For 18th Street" in December, 2012, and has recorded full length releases with Trio All, Shay Estes and The Barclay Martin Ensemble.]

[Mark Lowrey & Drums play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK, 18th & McGee, at 11:45.]

10:38 – Underwriting

10:40

The DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM
18th & Grand // 6pm to 1:30am

Scott Hrabko & the Rabbits – 6:00 to 6:45
Old Sound – 7:15 to 8:00
Maria The Mexican – 8:30 to 9:30
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – 10:00 to 11:00
The Philistines – 11:30 to 12:30

10:43

8. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – “Died And Gone To Heaven”
from: new song from upcoming release from Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits / Fall 2014
[a sneak preview from Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits upcoming CD. Scott Hrabko on lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Emily Tummons on harmony vocals and ukulele; Josh Arnold on Bass and harmony vocals, and Kirk Scott on lead guitar. This album is a farewell to Kirk Scott -- he's moved with his family to Massachusetts -- and the Rabbits will carry on as a trio for the time being. Kansas City based, singer-songwriter Scott Hrabko has played with Kansas City's oldest garage band, The Original Sinners, as well as various incarnations of the 1980s bands: The Splinters, and The Andersons. In the 1990s he performed with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg. Scott Hrabko 's critically aclaimed solo release, "Gone Places" is said to be 30 years in the making.]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 7:15 pm.]

9. Old Sound – “Weight On Our Minds”
from: Rain Follows The Plow / Independent / February 2014
[Greg Herrenbruck ~ Bass & Vocals; Grady Keller ~ Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals; Chad Brothers ~ Acoustic Guitar & Vocals. Recorded and produced by Phil Wade at his studio: Alluvial Fan.]

[Old Sound play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 7:15 pm.]

10:50

10. Maria The Mexican – “You and Me Against The Moon”
from: Moon Colored Jade / Independent / October 18, 2013
[Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, Maria The Mexican is a hybrid of Mexican folklore and Rock. For ten years, Teresa and Maria Elena Cuevas performed with Marachi Estrella founded by their grandmother Teresa Cuevas in 1970. As one of the first all female mariachi bands in the country, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas is a pioneer in the Hispanic musical community. Her band flourished in the 80s but was struck by tragedy when four of the seven members were killed in the Hyatt Skywalk collapse in 1981. Once Teresa recovered she began teaching her grandchildren Mariachi music. In 2000, Teresa and Maria began exploring other genres of music while simultaneously co-directing Mariachi Estrella. Today the fusion of Maria The Mexican is mixed with a touch of blues, soul, funk, and rock n' roll enhanced by the musical knowledge and sounds of Garrett Nordstrom.]

[Maria The Mexican play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 8:30 pm.]

11. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
from: We Burned The Cane Field / Independent / October 6, 2012
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his Mother, Ruth WardMama Bear, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas city's Element Recording by Joel Nanos.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play the Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 10:00 pm.]

11:00 – Station ID

Today we feature music from 16 artists and bands participating in the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, Presented by 90.1 FM KKFI on September 6. We’ll feature tracks from: Loose Park, Me Like Bees, MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, Dead Voices, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, AY Musik, Maria The Mexican, Not A Planet, La Guerre, Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace, Old Sound, Scott Hrabko and The Rabbits, Mark Lowrey, and more.

90.1 FM KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator and founder of the Crossroads Music Festival Bill Sundahl joined us for the 10th year in a row, to share all of the details on CMF, happening Saturday, September 6, 6:00 to 3:00am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest includes 7 stages and over 30 bands, two record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

We’re going venue to venue stage to stage…

BROADWAY ROASTING CO. at MERCY SEAT ALLEY
16th & Grand ALL AGES // 7pm to Midnight

Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds – 11 to Midnight
Hipshot Killer – 9:00 to 10:00
Onward Crispin Glover (Reunion) – 7:00 to 8:00

GREEN LADY LOUNGE STAGE at GREEN LADY LOUNGE
18th & Grand // 5:30 to 3am

Organ Jazz Trio – 10 to 2:00 am
Chris Hazelton Trio – 5:30 to 8:30 pm
11:03 – Record Label Showcases

KISSICK CONSTRUCTION STAGE at COLLECTION
16th & Grand ALL AGES // 6pm to Midnight

Money Wolf Music Showcase
Songwriters Venue – 4 Separate Songwriters Circles – 16 musicians!

6:00 to 7:15: Beau Bledsoe – Danny Krause – Chad Abernathy – Will Mallott

7:30 to 8:45: Gregg Todt – Jon Stubblefield – Justin Penney – Gary Cloud

9:00 to 10:15: Kris Bruders – Thom Hoskins – Mikal Shapiro – Tommy Donoho

10:30 to Midnight: Mike Alexander – Jason Beers – Dead Ven – Robert Paulson

11:08 – The Record Machine Showcase

Nathan Reusch is co-founder of The Record Machine, and with Chris Haghirian is the driving force behind the Middle of The Map Fest. Nathan’s label, The Record Machine will be participating in 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest as the label is curating a special showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, from 6:00 to 2:00 am featuring bands on TRM label: La Guerre, Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace. More info at http://www.therecordmachine.net.

12. Ghastly Menace – “Closing”
from: a new song from their upcoming release / The Record Machine / Fall, 2014
["The Chicago outfit Ghastly Menace may sound like a dangerous and motley crew, but the name belies the band’s indie-pop slant. Their songs are crunchy, but delicate – lo-fi indie pop with a little bit of a bite in it."
-WBEZ] [Formed as a recording project between two friends, Songs of Ghastly Menace, marks the group’s first full band effort. Recorded in collaboration with songwriter/producer Nigel Dennis, the album expands greatly upon the experimentation and stylistic range of 2010’s Pitcairn EP, yet maintains the pop sensibility and songwriting that have defined the group from the beginning. Members: Andy Schroeder, Chris Geick, Pat Lawlor, Kody Nixon, Michael Heringhaus, and Clint Weber.]

[Ghastly Menace play Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, Max Justus, La Guerre, The Noise FM.]

11:15

13. The Noise FM – “Crooked Smile”
from: Attraction / The Record Machine / January 28, 2014
[Formed in 2005 by Fort Scott, KS. brothers Alex Ward on vocals, keyboard, guitar & Austin Ward on drums, vocals. In 2007 the band moved to Lawrence. In 2010 they relocated to Chicago. The band performs live as a trio with Barry Kidd playing bass.]

[The Noise FM play Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, Max Justus, La Guerre , Ghastly Menace.]

11:20

14. Max Justus – “Foundations (Kate Nash Cover)”
from: Single Release from MOTM Covers / The Record Machine / March, 2014
[In 5 years Max Justus has released 5 albums. Growing up in a talented family of musicians and performers in Max started working on various projects when he was 15 years old in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin where he opened for Bob Mould, Daniel Lanois, Tortoise. He moved to Kansas City when he was 19, and at 21 he released his first record on The Record Machine.]

[Max Justus plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, The Noise FM, La Guerre , Ghastly Menace.]

11:25

15. La Guerre – “Worst/Best”
from: Rare and Collectible Spirits / The Record Machine / March 25, 2014
[Katlyn Conroy is a singer songwriter who is based in Lawrence, KS and is a member of, Cowboy Indian Bear. La Guerre is the French for "war."]

[La Guerre plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace.]

11:30

16. Chambers – “Inner Room”
from: “Inner Room” Single / The Record Machine / 2014
[4 piece Mood Rock band from Denton, Texas, made up of: Judson Valdez- Lead guitars, Lead vocals, backing vocals; Piper Johnson – Synths, Lead vocals, backing vocals; Chase Johnson – drums, samples, Backing vocals; Daniel Pelletier – Bass, backing vocals. When Judson Valdez and Chase Johnson started working together in October of 2012, they were playing as backing musicians for a mutual friend’s project. After only a couple of months playing together, they quickly realized that they shared creative similarities and decided to try writing music together. Along the way of writing the songs that would eventually become Chambers first album, they recruited Johnson’s sister Piper, stole their sound engineer, Daniel Pelletier, away to play bass to round out the band and became Chambers. Chambers has played with: Grimes, Cold War kids, Efterklang, Chelsea Wolfe, Tennis, Torres, Frontier Ruckus, and toured with Seryn.]

[Chambers play Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: La Guerre, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace.]

11:35

Tickets: $15 Advance – $20 at Gate
Vinyl Renaissance -1415 W. 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
Or Vinyl Renaissance – 7932 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS 66204
CrossroadKC Ticket Booth – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Grinders – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Bottleneck – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)

The Crossroads Music Festival is Sat, Sept. 6, 6:00 to 3am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest include 7 stages, over 30 bands, 2 record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

11:39 – Underwriting

11:41

17. Willy Christie with Chaski Dye on violin – “Maya” (Live)
also available on Greenheart / Independent / August 27, 2014
[Willy Christie is a founding member of the band Bobcat Barker and the band Yam.]

[Willy Christie plays a CD Release Show for his new solo release Greenheart, at the recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are.]

11:43 – Interview with Willy Christie

The last time we talked with Willy Christie was in the Spring of 2013 when he joined us to share music from his band Bobcat Barker. Willie is back with a new solo recording called Greenheart, and a CD Release Show TONIGHT, at recordBar, Wed, Aug. 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are. More info at http://www.willychristie.bandcamp.com

Bobcat Barker was Psych Rock (Willy Christie, Chaski Dye, Jason Nash, Joel Shipley).

In 2 two years Willy Christie has release 4 recordings with two different bands and now as a solo artist.

The songs we’re recorded in Willy’s own recording studio in his bedroom.

Willy Christie plays a CD Release Show for his new solo release Greenheart, at the recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are. More info at http://www.willychristie.bandcamp.com

10:51

18. Willy Christie – “Gaia”
from: Greenheart / Independent / August 27, 2014
[Willy Christie is a founding member of the band Bobcat Barker and the band Yam.]

[Willy Christie plays a CD Release Show for his new solo release Greenheart, at the recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are.]

11:58

Next week on Sept. 3rd, we’ll play more music from artists and bands participating in the Crossroads Muisc Festival,

PLUS, Katy Guillen & the Girls join us LIVE in the studio to share music from their brand new release. The band has a CD Release show at Knuckleheads on Sept. 6, and on Sept 7 they’ll perform an acoustic benefit for 90.1 FM at Knuckleheads in the lGospel Lounge.

Also next week we’ll premiere brand new music from Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Mount Veritas Orchestra, and Metatone who have joined together for a new project, a new two-part recording and a live concert to benefit: Water.org and Cultivate KC. The projext is called “Water Is Food.” The Water Album will premiere on River Trade Radio, Sunday August 31, at 9:00 am. The Food Album will premiere here on Wednesday MidDay Medley, at 10:00 am, on September 3rd. A download of “Water Is Food” will be available at http://www.mountveritas.org with an option to donate to the not-for-profit food and water organizations: http://www.Water.org and http://www.CultivateKC.org. All of this leading up to a public performance, Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, at The City Market – Kansas City.

11:59:30

19. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

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Show #540

Wednesday MidDay Medley Surveys Crossroads Music Fest

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival
with Bill Sundahl & Nathan Reusch
+ Willy Christie

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Mark features music from bands participating in the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, September 6. We’ll feature tracks from: Loose Park, Me Like Bees, MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, Dead Voices, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, AY Musik, Maria The Mexican, Not A Planet, La Guerre, Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace, Old Sound, Mikal Shapiro, Scott Hrabko and The Rabbits, and more.

90.1 FM KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator and founder of the Crossroads Music Festival Bill Sundahl joins us to share all of the details on CMF, happening Saturday, September 6, 6:00 to 3:00 am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest include 7 stages and over 30 bands, two record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine joins us to talk about CMF’s Record Label Showcase. The Record Machine will curate a special showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, from 6:00 to 2:00 am featuring bands on TRM label: La Guerre, Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace. More info at http://www.therecordmachine.net. In addition we’ll feature a few recordings from musicians involved in the Money Wolf Music Showcase at Collection, 16th and Grand, 6:00 to Midnight, with four separate Songwriter Circles featuring over 16 performers. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

At 11:30 Willy Christie joins us to share music from his new recording Greenheart, and to talk about his CD Release Show at the recordBar, Wednesday, August 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are. More info at http://www.willychristie.bandcamp.com

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Show #540

WMM Playlist from August 20, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guest DJ – Daisy Buckët aka Spencer Brown
+ Dustin Rapier + Spinning Tree Theatre

1. Sleepy Kitty – “What Are You Gonna Do When You Find Bigfoot?
from: Projection Room / Euclid Records / January 14, 2014
[From Chicago and St. Louis. Paige Brubeck on vocals/guitar/keys, and Evan Sult on drums/vocals/tapes. More info at: sleepykittymusic.com]

[Sleepy Kitty play Lawrence on Saturday, August 23, at Replay Lounge for the Shy Boys 7" release party with Rev Gusto; and Sunday, August 24, they're back at The Riot Room for the first time since Middle of the Map Fest, with Abandon Kansas, Scientist, and Bears and Company.]

2. Josh Berwanger – “Time Traveler”
from: Strange Stains / Good Land Records / October 1, 2013
[From Berwangermusic.com: "Josh Berwanger could easily be considered a veteran of the rock and roll wars. He first made a name for himself as a member of The Anniversary, a seminal Kansas band that released two glorious albums (2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown and 2002’s Your Majesty) and selling over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a new band—a country-rock outfit called The Only Children–and would go on to release two criminally underrated records (2004’s Change of Living and 2007’s Keeper of Youth) before pulling the plug on that project and taking a job doing the next most logical thing possible– coaching high school basketball in Lawrence, Kansas. For the recording of Strange Stains, Berwanger joined forces with old pal (and original drummer for The Anniversary) Michael Hutcherson, who brought not only brought the rhythm to the record, but a wonderful familiarity as well. “Josh and I met in 1996 while playing in local Kansas City pop punk bands,” recalls Hutcherson, “I am honored to be making music with Josh again. For all that’s changed in our lives over the years, we’ve still got a symbiotic musical relationship. No questions, no egos, just rock and roll. The new also features additional playing from The Breeders’ Jim Macpherson."]

[The Josh Berwanger Band play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, this Saturday, August 23, with Major Games, and Honey Bears.]

3. Phil Neal & The Wornalls – “Out Of Touch”
from: Lifeline / Delaware Street Records / May 24, 2014
[Veteran singer songwriter, and rock and roller, Phil Neal's early eighties band, The Artists, had a video in rotation on MTV, critical acclaim, and national management. When the band fell apart, Phil continued on, writing songs, and playing for over three decades, with several different bands, all while raising a family, and making a home, here in Kansas City. The songwriter has written dozens, of what he calls "Midwestern Rock" numbers. The Wornalls are the band Phil wanted, to bring his songs to life. Doug Gunn on drums, Danko Loftus on bass, Gary Paredes on guitar, Ben Eisiminger on keyboard, and Bruce Sidener on guitar, they are more than a band to Phil, they're old friends.]

[Phil Neal & The Wornalls play Crossroads KC behind Grinders, this Saturday, August 23, with The Rainmakers]

4. Jon Dee Graham – “Just Like That”
from: Garage Sale! / Freedom Records / June 26, 2012
[Jon Dee Graham is a musician, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. He was born February 28, 1959. Graham was named the Austin Musician of the Year during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in 2006. He was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist in 2000, again in 2008 as a member of The Skunks, and again in 2009 as a member of the True Believers.] [Jon Dee Graham played the Folk Alliance International with a special set with his 13 year old son William.]

[Jon Dee Graham & Band with special guest Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds play the Living Room at Knuckleheads, this Friday, August 22.]

10:15 – Interview with Robert Gibby Brand

Kansas City based, professional actor, Robert Gibby Brand, has a long and distinguished resume. He has performed with the Kansas City Lyric Opera, Quality Hill Playhouse, Actors’ Theatre of Kansas City, the New Theatre, the Unicorn Theater, Bach Aria Soloists, The Kansas City Public Library, The Kansas City Rep, and he has been a frequent actor with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. He joins us today to talk about Spinning Tree Theatre’s KC Premiere of “Ghost-Writer,” playing August 22 through September 7, at Quality Hill Playhouse, starring Robert Gibby Brand, Katie Kalahurka, and Jeannie Blau, directed by Michael Grayman.

Robert Gibby Brand has worked on stage at Quality Hill Playhouse, but this is his first show with Spinning Tree Theatre, and this is Spinning Tree Theatre’s first show at Quality Hill Playhouse, which seems like a good fit for this show.

Ghost-Writer is a new play written by Michael Hollinger that takes place in 1919

Robert Gibby Brand plays the novelist Franklin Woolsey who dies mid-sentence.

Katie Kalahurka plays Myra Babbage, devoted typist of two decades to the novelist who sits at her typewriter taking dictation from beyond. Woolsey is still with her.

and Jeannie Blau, plays Vivian Woolsey, widow of Franklin, not very pleased about Myra’s claiming to still hear Franklin Woolsey’s voice. She worries this woman may exploit her dead husband’s name or damage his literary standing with whatever she completes.

Ghost-Writer is loosely based on Theodora Bosanquet, who was secretary to Henry James from 1907 until his death in 1916. She went on to write her own literary histories after that, but certainly not in the voice of her former employer.

Directed by Michael Grayman.
Set Design by Laura Burkhart

Running time: 85 minutes, no intermission.

Brand resides in KC with his wife, director, Linda Ade Brand, and daughter, Julia.

Spinning Tree Theatre’s KC Premiere of “Ghost-Writer,” plays August 22 – September 7, at Quality Hill Playhouse, starring Robert Gibby Brand, Katie Kalahurka, and Jeannie Blau, directed by Michael Grayman.

More info at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30

5. Dustin Rapier – “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
from: Spectrum / Fly Penguin Records / June 22, 2014

10:34 – Interview with Dustin Rapier

Dustin Rapier was born into a musical family in Northwest Arkansas. His debut album “Songs About No One” was released July 23, 2012. The album began in a college dorm room at a small private college. After trying a few things using school recording equipment, Dustin fell in love with the recording process. He eventually created Fly Penguin Records. Now in Kansas City, Dustin played a midwest album release tour for his latest release, as well as steady gigs at Californos, The Point, Kill Devil Club, restaurants, piano lounges, and bars all over the Midwest, where Dustin on piano plays everyone from Earth Wind & Fire, to Lana Del Rey, and the Jackson 5. Dustin’s latest shows feature live looping and sampling to craft a mesmerizing, “something from nothing” performance. Dustin released his second full-length album, “Spectrum” in June.

“Spectrum” is the true story of Dustin’s journey from a place of loneliness, self-doubt and despair in an unfamiliar city to a place of happiness, self-affirmation and fulfillment. The first single released from the album, “One More Chance” offers a snapshot of this journey, chronicling Dustin’s victory over a near suicide attempt in fall of 2013. “Spectrum” is a message of hope; that for every stormy season, there is light on the other side. That each of us has a purpose, even though it may not always be clear; that you matter simply because you exist.

10:38

6. Dustin Rapier – “Stay” (LIVE)
also available on: Spectrum / Fly Penguin Records / June 22, 2014

From wikipedia: A spectrum (plural spectra or spectrums) is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum. The word was first used scientifically within the field of optics to describe the rainbow of colors in visible light when separated using a prism. As scientific understanding of light advanced, it came to apply to the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

10:49

7. Dustin Rapier – “Brand New” (LIVE)
also available on:Spectrum / Fly Penguin Records / June 22, 2014

Dustin’s sound is soulful piano ballads, upbeat a cappella songs, raw, singer-songwriter acoustic guitar tunes, and catchy electronic dance tracks, all produced in-house by Dustin Rapier himself.

Dustin is featured in The Vital Voice Magazine’s 2014 entertainment issue.

Dustin Rapier’s new release, Spectrum and his first album Songs About No One are available at iTunes. More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com

10:55 – Interview with Marion Merritt

Money Wolf Music & Records with Merritt present:
Recording a Record in a Record Store
Saturday, August 23, at 5:30pm

Records with Merritt 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO

Records with Merritt is celebrating the end of their first summer in business and asked Money Wolf Music to lend a hand. Seven KC songwriters will make an appearance. The entire thing will be recorded and released on a super limited edition record – available only at the show, and with a few left over to purchase in their shop. It’s the only place to get it. So don’t miss out.

The Performers:

Nathan Corsi of Not A Planet
Cameron Joel Hawk of The Dead Girls
Tommy Donoho
Folkicide Mercury
Dead Ven
Justin Penney

More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Guest DJ – Daisy Buckët aka Spencer Brown

8. Erma Franklin – “Piece of My Heart”
from: Piece of Her Heart The Epic and Shout Years / Sony / February 18, 2011
[Erma Vernice Franklin (March 13, 1938 – September 7, 2002) was the elder sister of Aretha Franklin. Known for recording the original version of "Piece of My Heart", written & produced by Bert Berns, and recorded in 1967, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award. The better-known cover version was recorded the following year by Big Brother and the Holding Company, with the lead vocal by Janis Joplin.]

11:03

After graduating from Shawnee Mission North, Spencer Brown, moved to New York City where he studied Musical Theatre, Voice, Dance, and Acting at American Musical & Dramatic Academy. A professional actor, singer, spokesmodel, super hero, Spencer has appeared on stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The KC Fringe, Union Station, The Folly Theatre, Off Center Theatre, Broadway Jazz Club, and for the past six years Spencer has toured nationally and internationally and recorded several albums and single recordings as a member of The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet where Spencer plays Trampolina. The Kinsey Sicks will be making their much anticipated return to the Folly Theater on Sunday, December 20, with their hilarious show “Oy Vey in a Manger.” More info at http://www.follytheatre.org

This month celebrates eight years since Spencer Brown first premiered his alter ego Daisy Buckët at Bar Natasha. Since then Daisy Buckët has help usher in a new generation of drag in Kansas City. Last year Daisy Buckët was voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer of 2013 by the Pitch. You can see Daisy each week at Hamburger Mary’s hosting brunch on Sundays, charity bingo on Wednesdays, and evening shows on Saturdays. On Fridays Daisy co-hosts shows at Missie B’s with Anna Full-Access played by Ron Megee.

Daisy Buckët will be returning to the Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, Thursday, August 21, 6 to 10:00 pm, backed by the Michael Pagán Trio – Michael Pagan (puh-gone) on piano, Steve Rigazzi (rih-got-sea) on bass, & Keith Mallory on drums, singing jazz & standards from the Great American Songbook. More info at http://www.broadwayjazzclub.com

11:06

8. Caro Emerald – “Dr. Wanna Do”
from: Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor / Grandmono / January 29, 2010
[Born 26 April 1981, Caro Emerald, is a Dutch pop and jazz singer. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor set a new all-time Dutch chart record on August 20, 2010, spending its 30th week at #1 on the country's albums chart, beating the previous record set by Michael Jackson's Thriller by one week. The album became the biggest selling album of 2010 in the Netherlands and has sold over 300,000 copies so far. In total more than a million copies have been sold. On 3 October 2010, Van der Leeuw was awarded the Dutch music prize "Edison Award" for Best Female Artis]

11:14

9. Liza Minelli – “Come Rain of Come Shine”
from: 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Liza Minnelli / Interscope – Geffen / April 3, 2001
[Born March 12, 1946 she is the daughter of singer & actress Judy Garland & film director Vincente Minnelli. Liza Minnelli has won a total of 4 Tony Awards, including a Special Tony Award. She has also won an Oscar, an Emmy Award, 2 Golden Globes & a Grammy Legend Award for her contributions & influence in the recording field, along with many other honors & awards. She is among the few who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, & Tony Award. In 2000, Minnelli was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.]

11:17

10. Dusty Springfield – “I’ll Try Anything (Single)”
from: The Look of Love / Phillips Records / December 1967
[Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien born April 16, 1939 , she died March 2, 1999. Known professionally as Dusty Springfield, she was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties]

11:23

11. Carol Burnett – “Nobody”
from: Let Me Entertain You – Carol Burnett Sings / Universal Classics / August 29, 2000
[Fresh off her 1959 Broadway hit Once upon a Mattress, Carol Burnett recorded two solo albums, in 1960 and 1963, paired on this 64-minute CD. Carol Burnett Remembers How They Stopped the Show collects such standards as "Johnny One Note" and "The Trolley Song," while Let Me Entertain You features 12 songs by Jule Styne, ranging from the obvious "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Just in Time" to less familiar fare from 1953's Hazel Flagg. Also included is "All I Need Is the Boy" with gender-switched wording by original lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Burnett sounds great accompanied by full orchestras under the direction of Irwin Kostal and Harry Zimmerman, showing off the charm and big voice that helped her become a leading television personality in the late 1960s and 1970s. She returned to Broadway in the '90s with Moon Over Broadway and Sondheim's Putting It Together. --David Horiuchi]

11:29 – Underwriting

11:31

12. Bette Midler – “Heaven Can Wait (Demo)”
from: Early 1970s Demo – Not released
[Produced by Mike Camen, written by Jim Steinman. Early 1970's music demos of song selections from the musical The Dream Engine; considered by the New York Shakespeare Festival but not produced. Unearthed by Bellminer from the New York Public Library in 2011.]

11:34

13. Wanda Jackson – “Dust On The Bible”
from: The Party Ain’t Over Yet / Third Man Records / Jan. 21, 2011
[Wanda Lavonne Jackson was born October 20, 1937. She is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 60s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She is known to many as the First Lady of Rockabilly. She has been releasing albums since 1958. This year at age 74, she released her 33rd album, produced by Jack White.]

[Wanda Jackson, Loretta Lynn, and Nikki Lane will come to Kansas City to doa show at the Uptown Theatre, November 22, at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be available starting Friday, August 22, at 10:00 am.]

11:37

14. Emily Skinner – “The Alto’s Lament”
from: Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley – Unsuspecting Hearts / Varese Sarabande / Oct. 26, 1999
[Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley follow up their successful 1998 collaboration Duets with Unsuspecting Hearts. As in the previous album, the talented duo sings female duets from Broadway shows old and new, familiar and unfamiliar. In addition, each singer gets three solos, most notably Skinner's amusing take on the woes of singing middle parts in Heisler and Goldrich's "The Alto's Lament"; Ripley's "Losing Track of Time," from a musical based on Summer of '42; and Ripley's "She's Gone," a number cut from Side Show, the 1997 production in which these two first made their name together by playing Siamese twins. Also adding some variety are a couple of duets originally written for men, Sweeney Todd's "Pretty Women" and Martin Guerre's "Live with Somebody You Love." The title track is a previously unrecorded song from Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford's 1988 show Carrie. Those who enjoy Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley should also try the cabaret collaboration of real-life sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, Sibling Revelry. --David Horiuchi]

11:43

15. Big Brother & The Holding Company & Janis Joplin – “Call On Me (Alternate Take)”
from: Big Brother & The Holding Company (feat. Janis Joplin) / Independent / July 8, 2014
[The debut album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and the studio debut of Janis Joplin. It was originally released in the summer of 1967, following the band’s major success at the Monterey Pop Festival. The album was a minor success, peaking at #60[1] and almost producing a top forty hit with the song “Down on Me”. A year after its initial release, Big Brother would release their second album Cheap Thrills which went on to become a massive hit. “The Last Time” and “Coo Coo” do not appear on the original Mainstream release, only available on a 45 rpm single; they were added when Columbia Records reissued the album]

11:46

16. Lea Delaria – “I Can Cook Too”
from: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies / Sh-K-Boom / June 15, 2005
[Born May 23, 1958. Comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The "famously controversial" DeLaria was "the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier" with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.Currently starring the Netflix original Orange Is The New Black. A live concert at Carnegie Hall filmed in September 1998, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies gathers a glittering lineup of Broadway's best, past and present. Some marquee names such as Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, and Betty Buckley are conspicuously missing, and Julie Andrews hosts but does not sing, but it still has Liza and stars aplenty from the '90s (Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince) as well as the '70s and '80s (Elaine Stritch, Jennifer Holliday, Nell Carter). The older stars sing songs from landmark original roles, while the '90s stars tend to sing either songs they've performed in revivals or songs from older shows--curiously, modern headliners such as Audra McDonald and Linda Eder sing older material rather than the contemporary shows (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, respectively, among others) with which they are strongly associated.]

11:52

17. The Kinsey Sicks – “Surprise Yourself”
from: Surprise Yourself – Single / The Kinsey Sicks / April 9, 2014
[The Kinsey Sicks were formed in 1993, by original members: Ben Schatz ("Rachel") is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues, who created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton's HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign, and Irwin Keller ("Winnie") is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area, who authored Chicago's gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie's inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group's hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks are joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown ("Trampolina"), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, "bouquet").]

[The Kinsey Sicks will be making their much anticipated return to the Folly Theater on Sunday, December 20, with their hilarious show “Oy Vey in a Manger." More info at http://www.follytheatre.org

11:55

18. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox – “Call Me Maybe”
from: Twist is the New Twerk / Imudhut digital / January 31, 2014
[The Postmodern Jukebox is a project of Scott Bradlee pianist, composer, writer. Scott began to work more seriously on forming Postmodern Jukebox in 2013, with a rotating group of musicians producing covers of pop songs in the styles of jazz, ragtime, and swing. The group broke out onto the public radar with their doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop". Several artists have publicly noted their appreciation for the group's work. As the viral surge grew, Bradlee was interviewed by news outlets such as NPR and also performed live on Good Morning America and Fuse. The group capped off their meteoric year with a visit to Cosmopolitan Magazine's New York office for a year end review of their work and popular songs.]

Daisy Buckët will be returning to the Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, Thursday, August 21, 6 to 10:00 pm, backed by the Michael Pagán Trio – Michael Pagan (puh-gone) on piano, Steve Rigazzi (rih-got-sea) on bass, & Keith Mallory on drums, singing jazz & standards from the Great American Songbook. More info at http://www.broadwayjazzclub.com

11:59:30

19. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

Next week on Wednesday, August 27 Bill Sundahl and Nathan Reusch join us to feature music from the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest.

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #539

Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Records with Daisy Buckët

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guest DJ – Daisy Buckët aka Spencer Brown
+ Dustin Rapier + Spinning Tree Theatre

Mark plays more MidCoastal Releases from: Josh Berwanger, Sleepy Kitty, Phil Neal & The Wornalls, Dustin Rapier, Jon Dee Graham, and more.

At 10:15 we’ll talk with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre‘s opening production of their 4th season, the KC Premiere of “Ghost-Writer,” August 22 – September 7, at Quality Hill Playhouse, starring Robert Gibby Brand, Katie Kalahurka, and Jeannie Blau, directed by Michael Grayman. More info at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

At 10:30, Dustin Rapier returns to show. Born into a musical family in Northwest Arkansas, his debut album “Songs About No One” began in a college dorm room. Now in Kansas City, Dustin performs regularly at The Point, Californos, and in touring shows. Dustin’s second full-length album, “Spectrum” was released June 2014. More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com

Photo by JMBarbe Photography

Photo by JMBarbe Photography

At 11:00, we welcome Guest DJ – Spencer Brown a multi talented Kansas City – based actor and singer, known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced “bouquet”). Since 2008 Spencer Brown has also toured the world and recorded albums with The Kinsey Sicks, “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet.” Daisy Buckët was voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer of 2013 by the Pitch. Daisy Buckët will be returning to the Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, Thursday, August 21, 6:00 to 10:00 pm, for a night of jazz, blues, and show tunes, backed by the Michael Pagán Trio. More info at http://www.broadwayjazzclub.com

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #539

WMM Playlist from August 13, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MidCoastal Releases
+ Andrew Hunt of Johnny Appleseed
+ Britt Adair, Michelle Wyssmann & Vandals Summer Kamp Fest

1. Air Station – “I Love My Friends”
from: DIX / UNiPEGaDONG Records / August 4, 2014
[AIR STATION are Brodie Rush and Kliph Scurlock. Recorded at the Gold Room, Kansas City, Missouri by Air Station. Mixed and mastered by Kliph at Skekshun's Hit Factory in Lawrence, Kansas. First recording date: August 22, 2012, final mastering date: February 5, 2013. Cover art, layout and design by Brodie (at UNiPEGaDONG) ...Notes from Kliph: Brodie Ayala and I made this record between August of 2012 and February of 2013. We sent it out to a few labels and received responses along the lines of, "this is completely unmarketable" and, "I just don't think I can do the packaging you guys want." Then I got busy with Lips stuff and Brodie was busy with Be/Non and his lovely wife and kids and we just sort of left it. We've been talking about recording some new stuff, which reminded us that we had this just sitting around. Even though there are some songs I think I could mix better now and some other things that we would do differently were we to record it today, we decided to just let it stand as the thing we did then and have put it up on Bandcamp for your "enjoyment". I'm honestly really proud of it and had a blast making it. We had no agenda when we started recording other than, "dammit, we've been talking about recording forever, so let's just fucking do it" and it just became what it became. But I'm glad it's now available for people to love, like, hate or not particularly care about and I'm looking forward to our next batch of recordings. Special thanks to Doug McKinney, Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse and Nanci Lee Ayala Rush for playing on it as well. And extra special thanks to Deerhoof for allowing us to sample them on "Bustle In My Hedgerow". -Kliph Scurlock August 2014]

2. Air Station – “Street Level”
from: DIX / UNiPEGaDONG Records / August 4, 2014

3. Air Station – “Chapi-Chapo”
from: DIX / UNiPEGaDONG Records / August 4, 2014

10:12

4. Various Blonde – “Savage Children”
from: Summer High / Independent / July 29, 2014
[Produced By: Isaiah " Ikey" Owens. Joshua Allen- Guitar/Vocals, Evanjohn Mcintosh- Bass, Mark Lomas- Drums/Percussioon, Eddie Moore- Keyboards/Rhodes. Conceived in 2008 by mutual friends and now the brainchild of Kansas City native Joshua Allen. The band presents a bombastic, dark alternative progressive style. Joshua Allen draws from a wide array of influences such as, Radiohead, Blonde Redhead, Mike Patton, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Yes, King Crimson, Can, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Mars Volta Miles Davis, Mogwai, and Jimi Hendrix. Since 2009 Various Blonde hasopened for national acts, Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Jucifer,The Memorials, Thursday, Matt Pryor, Murder by Death, Fang Island, Bang Camaro, Electric Sixx. They have been described in words such as "sonic devastation" and deliver a show all their own.]

[Various Blonde plays the recordBar, September 11, with Broncho, Low Litas, and Sneaky Creeps.]

5. Sneaky Creeps – “Hypnotist Convention”
from: Negative Space / Big Urges / March 12, 2014
[Recorded, mixed, and Mastered by Joel Nanos of Element Recording, KC, MO. Isaac Ahloe-Bass, Max Crutcher-Drums and yell/talk, Andy Erdrich-Guitar, loops/noises, and yell/talk.]

Sneaky Creeps Shows:
Aug 13 @ Harling’s, KCMO, w/ Brat Curse, Wick & The Tricks
Aug 14 @ The Replay Lounge, LFK, w/ Brat Curse, CS Luxem
Aug 18 @ The Union, KCMO, w/ SUR, Drugs and Attics
Aug 23 @ The Brick, KCMO, w/ The Ray-Tones, Teach Me Equals
Sep 3 @ FOKL, KCK, w/ Naomi Punk
Sep 11 @ recordBar, KCMO, w/ Broncho]

6. The Black Angels – “Sunday Evening”
from: Clear Lake Forest / Blue Horizons Venture / July 22, 2014
[The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 2004. Along with this new 7-song EP, they have released four studio albums and one compilation album. Their name is derived from the Velvet Underground song "The Black Angel's Death Song".]

10:24 – Underwriting

10:26

7. Johnny Appleseed – “Double Barrel Boogie”
from: Johnny Appleseed EP / Andrew Hunt / January 28, 2014
[Casey Driscoll on the fiddle, Jon Estes on the bass, Andrew Hunt on vocals and guitars, Brett Resnick on the pedal steel, Mark Sloan on guitars and vocals, Andrew Squire on the drums. All songs written by Andrew Hunt. All songs arranged and recorded by Johnny Appleseed at Swamp Studios in Nashville, TN Engineered, mixed, and produced by Ryan McFadden. Mastered by Brad Sarno at Blue Jade Mastering in St. Louis, MO]

10:30 – Interview with Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt has been living in Nashville for the past three years playing various roles in different bands and traveling the country spreading the good word of traditional country music. His own Nashville based, 6-piece country western band Johnny Appleseed comes to Kansas this week to play Topeka at the American Legion Hall post 400, Friday, August 15, 8:00pm, with The Top City Ramblers and Luke Bell. Johnny Appleseed released their debut EP earlier this year.

Johnny Appleseed was founded in 2012 by a group of young musicians in Nashville, Tennessee with:

Casey Driscoll on fiddle
Jon Estes on bass
Andrew Hunt on vocals and guitars
Brett Resnick on pedal steel
Mark Sloan on guitars / vocals
Andrew Squire on drums.

Johnny Appleseed draws their influence from classic sounds of Bob Willsʼ western swing, Ray Priceʼs country shuffles, Elvisʼ early hard hitting rockabilly, and Count Basieʼs big band swing eras. The Band aims to capture the sounds and styles, mix it all up.

Johnny Applesee’s first EP features three original songs recorded to vintage 1-inch tape at Americana music luminary Tony Joe Whiteʼs private studio.

All songs written by Andrew Hunt. All songs arranged and recorded by Johnny Appleseed at Swamp Studios in Nashville, TN Engineered, mixed, and produced by Ryan McFadden. Mastered by Brad Sarno at Blue Jade Mastering in St. Louis, MO

Andrew Huntʼs crooning vocals hearken back to country stars of eras past, with lyrics and song craft that cut with the edge of modernity. Guitarist Mark Sloan, fiddle player Casey Driscoll and Brett Resnick on the pedal steel each represent the best of their respective instrument the burgeoning young Nashville music scene has to offer. Put them all on one stage, ripping solos and fantastic arrangements abound with this “hillbilly orchestra.”

Johnny Appleseed plays the American Legion Hall post 400, in Topeka, KS. Fri, Aug. 15, 8pm, w/ The Top City Ramblers, Luke Bell. More info at: johnnyappleseedtheband.com

10:39

8. Johnny Appleseed – “Tonganoxie Song”
from: Johnny Appleseed EP / Andrew Hunt / January 28, 2014
[Casey Driscoll on the fiddle, Jon Estes on the bass, Andrew Hunt on vocals and guitars, Brett Resnick on the pedal steel, Mark Sloan on guitars and vocals, Andrew Squire on the drums. All songs written by Andrew Hunt. All songs arranged and recorded by Johnny Appleseed at Swamp Studios in Nashville, TN Engineered, mixed, and produced by Ryan McFadden. Mastered by Brad Sarno at Blue Jade Mastering in St. Louis, MO]

9. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – “It’s a Cold, Cold World”
from: Cold World / Daptone Records / July 29, 2014
[Brooklyn based gospel soul. Members include: NAOMI SHELTON (Lead Vocal) CLIFF DRIVER (Pianist and Musical Director) EDNA JOHNSON (Backing Vocal) CYNTHIA LANGSTON (Backing Vocal) BOBBIE JEAN GANT (Backing Vocal) FRED THOMAS (Bass) MICHAEL POST (Drums) GABRIEL CAPLAN (Guitar). Naomi Shelton grew up singing in church in Alabama she has also spent much of her life in the soul clubs around New York, and her 45s, “41st St. Breakdown” and “Wind Your Clock” b/w “Talking ‘Bout a Good Thing,” have long been revered and prized by funk DJs around the globe.]

10:45

10. Sarah Jaffe – “Leaving The Planet”
from: Don’t Disconnect / Kirtland Records / Expected August 19, 2014
[Sarah Jaffe was born January 29, 1986, and she is a singer-songwriter from Denton, Texas. Jaffe self-released her first EP titled Even Born Again, which was recognized by Rolling Stone and the Dallas Observer.(She gave us a vinyl copy). In late 2009, she was signed to Kirtland Records and released her first full-length album, Suburban Nature, in May 2010. She has previously toured with Lou Barlow, (we saw her with Lou at the recordBar!!!!) Norah Jones, Blitzen Trapper and Chelsea Wolfe, as well as fellow bands Midlake, Old 97's and Centro-matic. In 2011, she released The Way Sound Leaves a Room, which was touted as an EP that included a DVD of her performance at Wyly Theatre in Dallas that February. This release included a cover of a Drake song: "Shut it Down.".It was with this release that she started moving away from an acoustic folk sound to a more orchestral indie rock sound, but it was only a hint at what was to come. In 2012, she opened on the New Multitudes Tour where she introduced fans to songs from her upcoming album. On April 21, she dropped her latest LP: The Body Wins, produced by John Congleton. On December 11, 2012, she performed "Talk", a single from that album, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In 2013, she featured uncredited vocals on Eminem's song "Bad Guy" off his album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.]

11. PUJOL – “Circles”
from: Kludge / Saddle Creek Records / May 20, 2014
[Daniel Pujol is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Tullahoma, TennesseeA kludge is: "A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem." "An ill assorted collection of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole." "A crock that works."In February of 2013, Daniel Pujol set out to write and record the follow-up to his debut album, 2012’s UNITED STATES OF BEING. Pujol and producer Doni Shroader set up shop in Mt. Juliet, TN at The Place: a suicide-prevention center for teens located in a strip mall. They used largely borrowed and donated gear, recording every day from 5pm until 6am, all the while breaking down and setting up the temporary studio every day between office hours. Mixing took place during the building of Battletapes, a two car garage that was in the midst of being converted into an acoustically treated, professional grade tracking room; building permit, construction workers, and all. Following four months of vampiric living and working around conflicting schedules/eccentricities (the band, the engineers, the sun), Daniel, Doni, and Battletapes had finished the album they had been working towards. Recording and mixing happened in a “non-location” where things were being built or set up, in order to work on the album, working around the obstacles the location presented. More info at http://pujoldotcom.com%5D

[Pujol plays St. Louis September 12, and Omaha, at the Slowdown, on September 14.]

12. Spoon – “Do You”
from: They Want My Soul / Loma Vista Recordings / August 5, 2014
[8th studio album from indie rock band Spoon, formed in Austin, Texas in 1993, by lead singer and guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, after the two met as members of The Alien Beats. The name Spoon was chosen to honor the 1970s German avant-garde band Can, whose hit song "Spoon" was the theme song to the 1985 movie Das Messer aka Jagged Edge in the United States. The new record is the band's first album to feature new member Alex Fischel, who plays keyboards and guitar.]

13. Eels – “Where I’m From”
from: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver / E Works – Vagrant / April 22, 2014
[11th studio album from indie band Eels. The album was produced by band leader Mark Oliver Everett. Eels were formed in California in1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, better known as "E" (son of famous physicist Hugh Everett III). Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for the most of the band's work. Often filled with themes about family, death and lost love, Eels' music straddles a wide range of genres, which is evidenced by the distinct musical style of every album.]

11:00 – Station ID

14. The Hearts of Darkness – “Chippin’ Away”
from: Shelf Life / Shipshape Records / August 25, 2012
[Featuring: Shawn Hansen - Alto Saxophone. Composed & arranged by Alex Smith. Lyrics by Les Izmore. The 15 piece ensemble welcomed 6 additional musicians to record "Shelf Life," their 2nd full-length release, 2 years in the making. Recorded live at the Cooler Studio in KCK, with Chad Meise, and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room in Chicago, using both vintage analog and modern digital technologies. The album was released on CD and as a limited edition collectible vinyl LP at local music stores, and also available on iTunes. Contributing musicians to "Shelf Life" include: Bob Asher - Trumpet, Sean Branagan - drums and percussion, Rachel Christia - Vocals , Andrew Ford - Trombone, Brandy Gordon - Vocals, Richard Gumbel - Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Sam Hughes - Baritone Saxophone, Les Izmore - Vocals, Pete Leibert - Bass Guitar, Jolan Smith - Tenor Saxophone and Vocals, Miko Spears - Congas, Erica Townsend - Vocals, Ken Walker - Valve Trombone, Brad Williams - drums and percussion, Hermon Mehari - Trumpet, Shawn Hansen - Alto Saxophon, Phil Keegan - Bass Guita, Chris Meck - Rhythm Guita, Josh Mobley - Keyboards, Guitar, Alex Smith - Tenor Saxophone, Mark Vick - Rhythm Guitar. Winner of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Hardest Working Band.]

[Hearts of Darkness play Kauffman Stadium TONIGHT, Aug. 13, at 6:00 pm before The Royals game]

15. The Baseball Project – “They Played Baseball”
from: 3rd / Yep Roc Records / March 25, 2014
[A supergroup composed of Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn & Linda Pitmon formed in 2007. They came together from discussions between McCaughey & Wynn at R.E.M.'s March 21, 2007 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC. They invited Buck to play bass & Pitmon on drums & recorded their first album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails later that year. Buck & McCaughey have previously played together in Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3, The Minus 5, R.E.M., & Tuatara. Wynn is the former leader of the The Dream Syndicate as well as Gutterball and currently plays w/ Pitmon in Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3.]

[The Baseball Project play the RecordBar, TONIGHT, August 13, with The Pedaljets.]

11:12 – Underwriting

11:14

16. The Bad Ideas – “Apocalypse Detroit”
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[The Bad Idea's full length debut, Lesson #1, in our Best Recordings of 2013. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. The KC based punk band, was formed in October 2011. Driven by original songs and influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; Britt Adair on guitar, back-up vocals, Caitlin Curry on bass, back-up vocals, George Magers on drums.]

11:16 – Interview with Britt Adair and Michelle Wyssman

Britt Adair plays lead guitar for the band The Bad Idea’s. She organizes bands and shows at Vandals at Black and Gold Tavern, She works at Mills Record Company, she is an artist and film maker and huge nuturer of Kansa City Punk Music Scene.

Joining Britt is Michelle Wyssman who works at Black and Gold Tavern which is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 am Monday through Saturdays, and on Sunday serving lunch and dinner, and serving live music. Michelle convinced the owners of Black and Gold to create the performance venue Vandals, located at the back of Black & Gold Tavern as a home for Rock, Punk, and Metal shows and she brought Britt on to help.

Britt and Michelle join us today to talk about Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17th, at Vandals, 3740 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, featuring 31 BANDS – 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK / HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK. Bands include: Molotov Latte, Nature Boys, Strangefellas, Black on Black, Smash the State, The Rackatees, Red Kate, The Bad Ideas, Idiot Box, Wick & The Tricks, Stiff Middle Fingers, Bottle Breakers, Faultfinder, Dish Pit and more.

Vandals is at 3740 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 17
31 BANDS. 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK/ HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK.

Bands from Springfield, Lawrence, Pittsburg, PA, Minneapolis, Nashville, Joplin, Carbondale, Murray Kentucky, Norwalk California

11:23

17. Wick & The Tricks – “Brooklyn Queens”
from: Tricky [EP] / Independent / July 22,, 2014
[Wick Trick - Vocals , Brit Wild - Guitar , Meri Contrary - Guitar , Smooth Stef - Drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures http://www.wmsoundlab.com

[Wick & the Tricks Play Harlings Upstairs, TONIGHT, Aug 13 wih Brat Curse, and Sneaky Creeps]

18. Thelma and The Sleaze – “SUMMER FUN”
from: The Palmela Handerson EP / Dryerbaby Records / November 14, 2013
[Written and produced by thelma and the sleaze a Nashville based 3\three-piece consisting of LG: Vox/ Guitar, Chase: Drums, Baby Angel: Boom Stick. Released late last year along with their other 5-song EP These Boots Wont Lick Themselves.]

11:28

Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival
Schedule subject to change.

Check for updated schedule at

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vandals/426006274200049

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

5:30PM – Molotov Latte (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/molotovlatte

6:15PM – Nature Boys (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nature-Boys/210727655608011

7:00PM – Strangefellas (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strangefellas/236260483093890?ref=br_tf

7:45PM – All Blood (KCMO)

http://allblood.bandcamp.com/

8:30PM – Joey Molinaro (PITTSBURGH, PA)

http://joeymolinaro.com/

9:15PM – Black on Black (LAWRENCE, KS)

https://www.facebook.com/weareblackonblack

10:00PM – TBA
10:45PM – Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

https://www.facebook.com/natocolesmusic/photos_stream

11:30PM – Smash the State (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/SmashtheStateKC

12:30AM – Mercury Mad & The Plastic Bitches (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/vibraluxmmpb

1:30AM – Human Traffic (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/HUMANxTRAFFIC

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

5:30PM – Slayerkitty

6:15PM – Thee Fine Lines (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/theefinelines

7:00PM – Megajoos (NASHVILLE, TN)

https://www.facebook.com/megajoos

7:45PM – Reacharounds (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/alwaysgodown

8:30PM – The Rackatees (LAWRENCE, KS)

https://www.facebook.com/therackatees

9:15PM – The Itch (JOPLIN, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/OneandOnlyItch

10:00PM – The Gospel Truth (AUSTIN, TX)

https://www.facebook.com/gospeltruthband

10:45PM – Thelma and the Sleaze (NASHVILLE, TN)
11:30PM – The Brothers Gross (DEMOTTE, IN)

https://www.facebook.com/thebrothersgross

12:30AM – Pizza Time (NORWALK, CA)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PIZZA-TIME/516231135066603

1:30AM – Red Kate (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/RedKateKC

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

5:00PM – The Bad Ideas (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bad-Ideas/271772622857854

5:45PM – Luchar Soiree (KCMO)
6:30PM – Idiot Box (KCMO)
7:15PM – Wick & The Tricks (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/WickAndTheTricks

8:00PM – Stiff Middle Fingers (LAWRENCE, KS)
8:45PM – Barbariettes (MURRAY, KY)
9:45PM – Morninglories (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/mglories

10:45PM – Bottle Breakers (KCMO)
11:45PM – Bad Taste (CARBONDALE, IL)

http://badtastemusic.bandcamp.com/releases

12:45AM – Faultfinder (KCMO)
1:45AM – Dish Pit (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

http://dishpit.bandcamp.com/

11:35

19. Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band – “See Some Lights”
from: Promises To Deliver / Dead Broke Rekerds / June 20, 2013
[Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band started out in the spring of 2010, after Nato moved to the Twin Cities from Brooklyn. After a couple lineup experiments, the band settled down as Mike Cranberry on drums, Sam Beer on lead guitar, Kyle Sando on bass, and Nato.]

20. Red Kate – “New Dreams” (cover of Naked Raygun song)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[KC based Punk band Red Kate is a 4-piece that has been rocking venues since 2007. The band’s first full-length album, "When the Troubles Come" was released on Replay Records, and engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab, and was in our Best Recordings of 2013. Bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan on drums, vocals; Brad Huhmann on guitar, Desmond Poirier on guitar, vocals.]

Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17th, at Vandals, 3740 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, featuring 31 BANDS – 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK / HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK. Bands include: Molotov Latte, Nature Boys, Strangefellas, Black on Black, Smash the State, The Rackatees, Red Kate, The Bad Ideas, Idiot Box, Wick & The Tricks, Stiff Middle Fingers, Dish Pit and more.

11:45

21. The Lucky – “Mad Ones”
from: Swimming Invisible / Independent / May 24, 2014
[Camilla Camille on vocals, guitar, octave pedal; Iason Mac Ai on vocals, lead guitar; Calandra Rene on bass; Dustin Mott on drums. Recorded at Massive Sound Studio by Paul Malinowski More info at: http://www.theluckyband.com

[The Lucky, play the recordBar, Friday, August 15, with Those Darlins, and Diarrhea//Planet.]

22. The Philistines – “Heart Like Candy”
from: The Philistines EP / Independent / March 2014
[The Philistines are Kansas City based rock 'n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar and vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, and Steve Gardels on drums.]

[The Philistines play Californos, Wild Summer Nights, Friday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 pm, with Loose Park, Drew Black and Dirty Electric, and Knife Crime.]

23. The Coathangers – “Springfield Cannonball”
from: Suck My Shirt / Independent / March 18, 2014
[Suck My Shirt is the 4th studio release from The Coathangers, a punk group formed in Atlanta, in 2006 as a joke. After playing a house show, they were asked to open for The Hiss on the strength of their performance. The name was chosen for its vulgarity, an irreverent take on abortions, though all band members are pro-choice. In 2011, they released their third album, Larceny and Old Lace for Suicide Squeeze Records, to generally positive reviews. They have opened in New York City for the Black Lips.]

[The Coathangers play The Riot Room Wednesday, August 20, with Pagiins, and DJ Thundercuts]

11:59:30

24. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

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