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

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

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:
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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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Show #538

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays MidCoastal Releases

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

MidCoast

MidCoast

Mark plays more MidCoastal & New Releases from: Air Station, Various Blonde, Wick & The Tricks, The Bad Ideas, Hearts Of Darkness, Sneaky Creeps, Red Kate, The Philistines, The Lucky, The Sluts, Johnny Appleseed, Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, Thelma and The Sleaze, The Coathangers, The Black Angels, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Sarah Jaffe, Eels, PUJOL, and Spoon.

At 10:30 we’ll talk LIVE with Andrew Hunt lead singer of the Nashville based, 6-piece band, Johnny Appleseed founded in 2012 by a group of young musicians. Johnny Appleseed plays the American Legion Hall post 400, in Topeka, KS. Friday, August 15, at 8:00 pm, with The Top City Ramblers, Luke Bell. More info at: johnnyappleseedtheband.com

At 11:15 we’ll talk with Britt Adair & Michelle Wyssmann 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.

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

Show #538

WMM Playlist from August 6, 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 6, 2014

Spinning Records With Merritt
+ Vi Tran’s THE BUTCHER’S SON

Marion Merritt joined us Guest Producer and Guest Co-Host, to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. After 18 years as Manager of the Music Department at Barnes & Noble on The Plaza, Marion Merritt, left to pursue a dream and this year she became the owner of Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, KCMO 64111. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

1. Dimitri From Paris – “Prologue”
from: Sacrebleu / Atlantic / 2001

2. Hercules and Love Affair – “My Offence” (feat. Krystle Warren)
from: The Feast of the Broken Heart / Imports / 2014
[Played with a live manual radio edit of a crucial word to the meaning of this song, that is used in the chorus, appearing 24 times in the song, but we are not allowed to play this particular word on broadcast radio based on standard FCC guidelines. Check out the song. Krystle sounds beautiful as always.]

3. Caribou – “Can’t Do Without You”
from: Our Love / Merge / Expected October 7, 2014
[7th studio release from Daniel Victor Snaith, born 1978, a Canadian composer, musician and recording artist who records and performs under stage names Caribou, Manitoba and Daphni. Snaith originally recorded under the stage name Manitoba, but after being threatened with a lawsuit by Richard “Handsome Dick” Manitoba, formerly of punk band The Dictators, Snaith changed his performance name to Caribou. Snaith’s previous full-length albums were then re-released under the new moniker, and The Milk of Human Kindness was released in 2005 by Domino. Snaith said that the situation was “like The Smiths suing John Smith or something”. In 2005, Snaith received a doctorate in mathematics from Imperial College London, for work on Overconvergent Siegel Modular Symbols under Kevin Buzzard. When playing gigs, Snaith usually performs with a live band and plays percussion. Live shows also often include complex video projections on a large screen, as captured in a DVD released in November 2005. “[I]n music I will have an idea to put some different sounds together or a melody that meshes with a chord sequence or a sonic mood,” said Snaith in an interview. “I’m not the type of person who takes physical things apart and plays around with them, but I like taking mental ideas apart and playing around with them. That’s what appeals to me about what I’ve spent my life doing.”]

10:15

4. Stoney & The Jagged Edge – “Can’t Find the Key”
from: Chasing Rainbows / Ace Records / 2014
[6 tracks on vinyl only, a true Detroit holy grail, one of the premier attractions at the Grande Ballroom during the halcyon “high energy” days of the late 1960s. Contemporaries of the MC5 and Stooges, the Edge were equally as cutting edge, with a wild stage presence and notorious, enigmatic frontman in Dave “Stoney” Mazar. The quartet burned briefly but fiercely between early 1967 and late 1968, leaving only some indelible memories with the few that witnessed them in action, and one studio session supervised by Holland at Detroit’s United Sound, which in the ensuing decades was believed lost. Now that a source has surfaced, the world can hear prime 1968 Grande Ballroom psychedelia, with the power and punk edge that only Detroit can provide. = Frantic, March 7, 2014 at http://www.g45central.com/forum

5. Wooden Shjips – “Home”
from: West (Deluxe Edition) / Thrill Jockey / August 15, 2011
[Space rock/psychedelic rock from San Francisco, USA. Their sound has been described as experimental, minimalist, drone rock, and "spacey psychedelic rock". They have been compared to Suicide, Loop, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, Soft Machine and Guru Guru. They are currently signed to Thrill Jockey records, whose artist roster also includes Tortoise, Future Islands, The Sea and Cake and Matmos.]

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30

6. Meshell Ndegeocello – “Friends”
from: Comet, Come to Me / Naive / June 3, 2014
[the 11th studio album from Meshell Ndegeocello a singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist. Her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, R&B, rock, and jazz. She has received significant critical acclaim throughout her career, and has had ten career Grammy Award nominations.Named Michelle Lynn Johnson at birth,August 29, 1968, Ndegeocello adopted her surname at the age of 17, which she says means "free like a bird" in Swahili. Meshell Ndegeocello is pronounced Mee-shell N-deh-gay-o-chel-o. Early pressings of Plantation Lullabies were stickered with the instructions. The spelling has changed in the hands of record labels a few times during her career; however, the correct spelling of her stage name is now Meshell Ndegeocello.]

7. Cassandra Wilson – “Run the Voodoo Down”
from: Traveling Miles / Blue Note / (1999) Re-released 2014
[Born December 4, 1955, in Jackson Mississippi, this American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer was escrowed by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack [who has] expanded the playing field” by incorporating country, blues and folk music into her work, Wilson has won two Grammy Awards.]

10:43

8. Sweet Exorcist – “Testone”
from: RetroActivity / Warp Records / 2011
[Sweet Exorcist was named after a Curtis Mayfield track, and was the project of Sheffield based musicians Richard H. Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire) and Richard ‘DJ Parrot’ Barratt. Kirk and Barratt knew each other since the mid-1980s. Barratt had already supported a Cabaret Voltaire British tour in 1986. After both worked on several tracks together Parrot suggested making a club track with studio test tones. In the January of 1990 the tracks were released as Testone on Warp Records. It defined the bleep techno sound, by making playful use of sampled sounds from Yellow Magic Orchestra's Computer Game (1978) and the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). The next release was Clonk, also on Warp. For both singles remix versions were released. 2011 saw the release of the compilation album RetroActivity on Warp Records.]

9. David Bowie – “Abdulmajid (2001 Remastered)”
from: All Saints / Jones Tintoretto Parlophone / 2001
[Originally from the Low Sessions. Named after Bowie's wife Iman Abdulmajid]

10:58 – Station ID

10. Death – “Keep On Knocking”
from:…For the Whole World to See / Drag City / 2009 2014

11. Death – “Restlessness”
from: III / Drag City / 2014
[Death is a garage rock and protopunk band formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1971 by brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David (guitar), and Dannis (drums) Hackney. The trio started out as a funk band but switched to rock after seeing a concert by The Who. Seeing Alice Cooper play was also an inspiration. Music critic Peter Margasak retrospectively wrote that David "pushed the group in a hard-rock direction that presaged punk, and while this certainly didn’t help them find a following in the mid-70s, today it makes them look like visionaries." In 1975 at Detroit’s United Sound Studios with engineer Jim Vitti, they recorded seven songs written by David and Bobby. According to the Hackney family, Columbia Records president Clive Davis funded the recording sessions, but implored the band to change its name to something more commercially palatable than Death. When the Hackneys refused, Davis ceased his support. The band only recorded seven songs instead of the planned dozen. The following year they self-released (on their label Tryangle) a single taken from the sessions: "Politicians in My Eyes" b/w "Keep on Knocking," in a run of just 500 copies. The band broke up by 1977 but reformed in 2009 when the Drag City label released their 70s demos for the first time.]

11:06

12. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes – “Love Letter”
from: Baby Caught The Bus / Cult Classics – Vanguard / 2014
[Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes are a 9 piece soul band from Melbourne, Australia that formed in 2009. The band is fronted by lead vocalist Clairy Browne and backed by Camilla McKewen, Loretta Miller and Ruby Jones (The Bangin’ Rackettes) along with Darcy McNulty (Saxophone), Peter Bee (Guitar), Jules Pascoe (Bass), Gabriel Strangio (Keyboards) and Nick Martyn (Drums). The band's debut album Baby Caught the Bus was released in Australia (Independent) in 2011 and in the US (Vanguard Records) in 2013, and features the lead single "Love Letter".]

13. Lady, The Band – “Karma”
from: Lady / Truth & Soul Records / 2013
[Lady is Nicole Monique Wray and her band, and also the title of her debut album. At 17, Nicole was the first artist signed to Missy Elliot's Goldmind Records. In 1998, her debut single, “Make It Hot,” would go on to reach certified gold status. Her voice would later lend itself to features and hit singles by Missy Elliott, Cam’ron, Kid Cudi and to The Black Keys' critically acclaimed project, Blackroc. She was then enlisted to lend background vocals on their seventh studio LP, Brothers. The Akron, Ohio duo encouraged Nicole to expand and mature as a vocalist and musician and from this experience rose a Phoenix, rose a Lady.]

14. The Carrots – “Baby You Don’t Know”
from: New Romance / Elefant / 2013

15. The Carrots – “You Can’t Promise (Boys)”
from: New Romance / Elefant / 2013
[Mom Rock from Austin, Texas. Jason "Chef" Pittman, Christopher "Chris" Lyons, Veronica "Innocent Bitch" Ortuno, Shelley "Get Crackin" McKann, Rose "Party Girl" Russo, Jason "Party Boy" Pearson. Veronica started this band in San Jose during the Ford Administration. After many successful tours and albums, the Carrots finally settled in Austin in 1998 to grow marijuana for Willie Nelson on a large scale. All of the Carrots songs are about Willie Nelson's marijuana. All except one; the most beautiful one.]

11:22 – Interview with Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin

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Mackenzie Goodwin, Mama Tran, and Vi Tran joined us live in the 90.1 FM studios, August 6, 2014, for Wednesday MidDay Medley, on KKFI 90.1 FM.

Mackenzie Goodwin, Mama Tran, and Vi Tran joined us live in the 90.1 FM studios, August 6, 2014, for Wednesday MidDay Medley, on KKFI 90.1 FM.

Writer, actor, musician, artist, teacher, singer, songwriter – Vi Tran was born near Saigon, Vietnam and raised in southwestern Kansas. He began performing as a toddler in the refugee camps of southeast Asia. Vi has appeared in theatres all across Kansas City as an actor, has also become a big part of the Kansas City Music Scene. In 2013 his debut full length recording “American Heroine” was part of our 113 Best Recordings of 2013. Vi joins us today to talk about, THE BUTCHER’S SON – A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin. Performed in The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., August 6 through the 18th

Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin, joined us to discuss:

THE BUTCHER’S SON – A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir
by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin.

Performed in The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., August 6-11, 14, 15, 17, 18, with evening performances at 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. For more info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/758209

Vi Tran uses drama, spoken word, slam poetry, and folk music to tell the harrowing autobiographical account of his family’s escape from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, through Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia, the refugee camps of Thailand and The Philippines, to their eventual arrival and new life in America.

For more info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/758209

The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Road, KCMO. A performance venue and creative commons in the grand tradition of the historic artists’ salons of Paris, London, and New York, but with a Midwestern twist.

More info at: http://www.facebook.com/buffaloroomkc

THE BUTCHER’S SON – A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin. Performed in The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., August 6-11, 14, 15, 17, 18, with evening performances at 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/buffaloroomkc

11:42 – Underwriting

11:45

16. Curtis Harding – “Next Time”
from: Soul Power / Burger Records / April 24, 2012
[The Michigan-bred, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter, and backup singer and writer for Cee-Lo Green and as a member of Night Sun, the lo-fi soul project he formed with Cole Alexander of The Black Lips. His first-ever solo album, Soul Power, was recorded at the Living Room Studios in Atlanta with Justin McNeight and Edward Rawls, who has worked with the Black Lips and the Coathangers. BURGER RECORDS in Fullerton, California, is a record store, and record company, that call themselves a rock n roll philanthropic quasi-religious borderline-cultish propaganda spreading group of suburban perma-teen mutants. More info at: http://www.burgerrecords.org

17. The Sensations – “Please Baby Please”
from: Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label / Numero / 2014
[The Sensations were a vocal group out of Albion, Michigan. The lead singer of the group was Johnny Washington, remembered for the songs 'Please Baby Please', 'Too Shy', 'Demanding Man', 'Lonely World', and 'Get on up Mama'.
Rico Simmons was the groups co-writer and keyboard player. The Sensations recorded for the Way Out Records imprint, which was based in Cleveland and was owned by the late Lester Johnson and Bill Branch.]

18. Hobocop – “Good News”
from: Half Man Half Cop / Sloveny Recordings / May 18, 2014
[HOBOCOP is the bastard love child of an alleged member of Shannon and the Clams (Jumbo Jack Flash) and the reclusive Long John Hobocop. “Half Man Half Cop” is their vinyl debut. It's ideal for addicts of slop, fuzz, weirdness and fungus. Like the SCREAMERS ‘78 demos blasted through a moldy boombox in a California flophouse, this splattering of sweet golden punk oldies is the perfect slice of slime for Slovenly.]

Programming Notes:

Next week on Wed, August 13 Britt Adair of The Bad Ideas joins us live in the 90.1 FM Studios plus we’ll play more area and new releases

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, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Folkicide Mercury
Tommy Donoho
Justin Penney of Dollar Fox
Dead Ven

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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Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt

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 6, 2014

Spinning Records With Merritt
+ Vi Tran’s THE BUTCHER’S SON

Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. More info at: www.recordswithmerritt.com

Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

Marion Merritt

Marion Merritt

Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. More info at: www.recordswithmerritt.com

Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as Guest Producer and Guest Co-Host, to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: The Acid, Viet Cong, Curtis Harding, Cassandra Wilson, me’shell ndegeocello, Hercules and Love Affair, Officer!, Timber Timbre, Chicago Underground Duo, Carrots, Ex-Hex, Caribou, and more.

 THE BUTCHER'S SON - A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin. Performed in The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., August 6-11, 14, 15, 17, 18.

THE BUTCHER’S SON – A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin. Performed in The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., August 6-11, 14, 15, 17, 18.

At 11:15 we’ll talk with Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin about, THE BUTCHER’S SON – A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin. Vi Tran uses drama, spoken word, slam poetry, and folk music to tell the harrowing autobiographical account of his family’s escape from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, through Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia, the refugee camps of Thailand and The Philippines, to their eventual arrival and new life in America. Performed in The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., August 6-11, 14, 15, 17, 18, with evening performances at 8:00 pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. For more info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/758209

After 18 years as Manager of the Music Department at Barnes & Noble on The Plaza, Marion Merritt, left to pursue a dream and this year she became the owner of Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
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Show #537

WMM Playlist from July 30, 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, July 30, 2014

Matt Kesler & 25 Years of The Midwestern Musical Co.
+ Rev Gusto


1. Say Hi – “Such A Drag”
from: Endless Wonder / Barsuk / June 17, 2014
[Say Hi (previously known as Say Hi to Your Mom) is a Seattle-based indie rock band formed in Brooklyn in 2002 by Eric Elbogen. Say Hi's albums are mostly recorded at Elbogen's home, with him playing all of the instruments and providing vocals.]

2. The Black Angels – “The Flop”
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".]

3. Morrissey – “Forgive Someone”
from: World Peace Is None Of Your Business / Harvest Records / July 15, 2014
[10th studio album from Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey. He became rock and roll legend starting in the early 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band The Smiths. After the band broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career. His first solo album, 1988's Viva Hate, entered the UK albums chart at number one. Morrissey finally made it to Lawrence, to play Liberty Hall on May 20, after 2 previous cancellations. He opened his show in Lawrence saying, "You can do whatever you want to me, but please don't ever make me go back to Lincoln, Nebraska." ]

4. Loose Park – “A Cup A Tea”
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.]

10:15

5. The B’Dinas – “Fated”
from: Fruitcakes / Independent / , 2014
[First full length release from The B' Dinas formed in 2009 with Katy Guillen - guitar/vocals/harmonica; Peter Lawless - bass/vocals/saxophone; Katelyn Jamison - keys/vocals/bass; Tess Jehle-Ray - drums/vocals.]

[The B'Dinas' FRUITCAKES Release Party!! Saturday, August 2, at 10:00pm, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri with special guests The Electric Lungs and Admiral of the Red.]

6. Claire and the Crowded Stage – “Dance Rock”
from: Kamikazee / Independent / July 20, 2013
[All songs by Claire Adams. All arrangements by The Crowded Stage: Claire Adams vocals, ukulele, guitar; Katy Guillen guitar, vocals, mandolin; Brent jamison keys, vocals; Katelyn Boone bass, vocals, keys; Peter Lawless accordion, bass; Jerod Rivers percission; Stephanie Williams drums; Teri Quinn clarinet, guitar. (additional members include Ben Byard, Mark Laurer and Russell Thorpe. Tecnicolor was Recorded in Kansas City mixed at Sangha Studios by Claire Adams, mastered at Weights+Measures soundlab by Duane Trower.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls, Not A Planet, Schwervon! play the recordBar, Friday, August 22, at 9:00pm]

7. brutus – “Too Much Everything”
from: grow-up club [EP] / Independent / February 22, 2014
[Written and performed by Brent Jamison with additional guitar from Hume Man. Recorded and mixed at Chappy Road. Mastered by Jon Tidy at Epic Sound Studios. More info at: http://www.brvtvs.bandcamp.com

[brutus plays The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd, Tuesday, August 12 at 8:00 pm with Teri Quinn, and Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. ]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Shaun Crowley & Quinn Hernandez of Rev Gusto

8. Rev Gusto – “Still There”
from: Too Much Rock Single Series No. 002 / Too Much Rock / 2014
[Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums, Recorded with and engineered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. [TMR single Still There B-side of Local Girls Written by Graham Parker.]

We’ve watched the band Rev Gusto grow from a band formed by high school classmates into a critically acclaimed area band that has just signed with High Dive Records and will be putting out a full length release in the fall. Rev Gusto played our Wednesday MidDay Medley Day Party for The Middle of The Map Fest this year at Westport Saloon, they played the MidCoast Takeover at SXSW in Austin, and they’ve been nominated for a Pitch Music Award. The band is: Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on Bass, Shaun Crowley on Guitar, Peter Beatty on guitar Quinn Hernandez on Drums. Rev Gusto’s debut EP was recorded at Element Recording.

Full disclosure. I first met Rev Gusto at the Youth Volunteer Corps 4th Annual KC Metro Youth Battle of the Bands on March 27, 2010. Jerry, Sam and Quinn were in the band at that time with Mitch Hecht and Taylor McHenry. All members were in high school. There were 13 bands in the competition. I was a judge with Skid Roadie from the Fox. Rev Gusto won first place! I invited the band to play LIVE on the radio. Then last summer, I was at an event at Mills Record Company and members of Rev Gusto came in and I didn’t recognize them. It had been 3 years. Quinn’s hair had grown. Apparently I’m still having problems, because for the first 5 minutes of the interview I called Shaun Sam.

Jerry Frederick graduated from St. James Academy in Lenexa in 2010 and started Rev Gusto in 2010 with brother, Sam, who plays bass, and drummer Quinn Hernandez, a fellow St. James alum. The band regrouped in early 2012, with a different lineup. They added two more St. James alums: Shaun Crowley and Peter Beatty, who play guitar, keyboards and the occasional trumpet.

Bassist Sam Frederick recently turned 21. Guitarist Shaun Crowley and keyboardist Peter Beatty are both 19. Drummer Quinn Hernandez and singer-guitarist Jerry Frederick are 22

Shaun Crowley is classically trained and has been enrolled in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory.

The Name: Reverent Gusto as inspired by a priest Jerry knew from Rockhust High, who used to encourage people to sing with ‘reverent gusto.’

We started the segment with the bands 7″ 45 rpm vinyl release from the Too Much Rock Series.

Too Much Rock is a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, as a place where he could document his life as it relates to music. Sid posts his photos and videos and comments of the live music shows he attends. The site is not created as a for profit venture.

The Too Much Rock Single Series is a collection of 45 RPM singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song pared with one cover chosen by Too Much Rock. 500 limited edition copies are pressed and given to the band, to sell as merchandise at shows and at local record stores.
So far, their have been three Too Much Rock 7″ Single Releases.

The single was released on Record Store Day at Mills Record Company.

Rev Gusto has been nominated for a 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Pop/Rock Band (nominees): Cowboy Indian Bear | Not a Planet | Rev Gusto | Spirit Is the Spirit | Various Blonde

The Pitch Music Awards on Sunday, August 3, at The Uptown Theater.

10:47

9. Rev Gusto – “Look Out The Window”
from: Crossroads Summer Block Party 2014 Artist Compilation / Golden Sound Records / 2014
[Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums.]

Sam Frederick and Jerry Frederick are originally from Leawood, Quinn Hernandez of Kansas City, Kan., Shaun Crowley of De Soto and Peter Beatty of Bonner Springs. Most of the band currently live together in a house

The band has been compared to The Kinks. In a Sept. 4, 2013 Interview for Ink KC, Jerry Frederick told music writer Tim Finn, “Ray Davies does this songwriting class every couple of years over in England,” he said “He picks 12 people from all over the world, and for two weeks he teaches you about songwriting. I’m a big Kinks fan, so I entered some of my songs and got accepted.” “He was really encouraging,” Frederick said. “He said he really liked my songs and told me to keep working at it. So I was like, ‘OK, if you say so, Ray Davies.’”

In a Sept. 4, 2013 Interview for Ink KC Jerry Frederick told music writer Tim Finn, “Instead of going out on weekends, I like to sit in my room and listen to all kinds of music,” he said. “I really like that era of music, sunshine pop and old soul.” He was also influenced, he said, by a grandmother who wrote musicals, performed on Broadway and toured Europe. “She loved Cole Porter, so I heard a lot of that growing up, too,” he said.

New influences: The ACB’s, Shy Boys

Rev Gusto signed w/ High Dive Records the label of: Ghosty / The ACB’s / Fourth of July / Shy Boys.

10. Rev Gusto – “It’s Not Too Late”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / To be released Fall 2014
[Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on Bass, Shaun Crowley on Guitar, Peter Beatty on guitar Quinn Hernandez on Drums, Rev Gusto are putting the finishing touches on their new full length at Element Recording.]

10:58 – Station ID

11:03 – Matt Kesler & 25 years of The Midwestern Musical Co.

Matt Kesler and Bill Sundahl (July 30, 2014)

Matt Kesler and Bill Sundahl (July 30, 2014)

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His parents took him to see Sonny & Cher, Doc Severinsen, Issac Hayes with Dion Warwick, and Elvis, all before he was ten. Matt is the youngest of five siblings who all had their own musical loves. By the time he was 14 his brother and sisters had taken him to see Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Spinners, the Four Tops, and The Temptations. Matt started playing bass at the age of 15, and soon discovered Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Neil Young and The Stones. Matt is also a member of several legendary KC based bands: The Doo-Dads, Midtown Quartet and The Pedaljets. For the past 25 years Matt Kesler has been owner of The Midwestern Musical Co. currently located at 1830 Locust, in the Crossroads District of KCMO. Matt Kesler joins us for our second hour to share music and stories about the 25th Anniversary of The Midwestern Musical Company. After 25 years, Matt has decided to close The Midwestern Musical Company and First April 1 will be the LAST First Friday at The Midwestern Musical Co.

The 25th Anniversary, First Friday FINALE & Guitar Bash, Friday, August 1, 7:00 PM, with The Bad Ideas, Red Kate, Cher UK, The Bash Band Raffle, The Missouri Bultaco Assoc. feat. Ernie Locke & Whitey Trash

The Finale part 2, Sat. August 2, 6:00 pm, with: DROP A GRAND, The Garage Kings, The Pedaljets, Deco Auto, The Red Headed League, Loaded Goat, Good Time Charley.

Congratulation to The Pedaljets on their nomination of a 2014 Pitch Music Award for Album of the Year

Matt Kesler, founded MMC in 1989 with Jim Strahm, who died in 2000. Kesler has kept the shop going for 14 years in memory of his friend, colleague and fellow musician. (Matt told Natalie Gallagher in the Pitch:)”Jim was the guy in Midwestern Music that’d talk your ear off. He was a character. And that’s part of what’s kept the store alive. It’s been for the sake of not just myself but everybody who was ever touched by Jim being there. When he died, we definitely tried to carry on a lot of the practices that he held, the rental and loaning of gear and repairing and things like that, the things that made it really personal.”

Kesler and Strahm moved from the original location in Mission to Kansas City’s El Torreon building in 2004 and, finally, to the Crossroads, its home since 2008.

Matt told Natalie Gallagher of The Pitch, “This has been a labor of love and more of a hobby than a business, as far as definitions of business and hobby go,” Kesler tells me with a laugh. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a lot of fun, and I’m sad, but it’s time to move on. Honestly, I was really pushing to get to 25 years, and I’m there, and now I’ll be able to concentrate on a lot of other things.”

Matt continued, “I mean, in this location, it’s been crazy. We’ve had the First Friday events, so we’ve had a lot of entertainment here. One thing about being right here behind Crossroads KC and Grinders is that, not only am I getting the best of the local bands but I’m getting national bands that are parking their buses right out front. I’ve met a lot of rock stars and a lot of different people, whether they’re driving the buses or work-ing the stage, so that’s been great. I’ve met so many famous people without knowing it.”

A store, a performance space, a practice space, a hangout, a museum of sorts. A story is behind each instrument, stacks of amps, a drum kit , guitars on the walls. The Midwestern Musical Co. has been the practice space for local bands The Philistines, The Silver Maggies, and The Pedaljets.

The store also includes a recording studio and all the bands that have played live in the space were recorded. Matt shared some of these recordings.

11. Phil Neal & the Wornalls – “Fear The Man”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / January 3, 2014
Also available on: 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.]

12. The Silver Maggies – “End Of Time”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / October 7, 2011
Also available on: My Pale Horse / Money Wolf Music / March 28, 2013
[Fronted by lead singer/songwriters - Patrick Deveny and Terrence Moore (American Catastrophe, The Black Water). Founding members include Felix Dukes on electric guitar, Jonathan Knecht on drums and Steve Tubbert (Zoom) on bass. Terrence joined The Silver Maggies in 2010 after performing with them that year at the Murder Ballad Ball. He brought several original songs to add to the repertoire and splits singing and songwriting duties. This spring the band added Amy Farrand (American Catastrophe, Atlantic Fadeout, EIO) on vocals and additional instrumentation, as well as Samon Rajabnik on B3 organ. Both artists performed on "My Pale Horse" and joined the band for a raucous set at the 2012 Murder Ballad Ball in Kansas City. The album was recorded over the last year by Chris Cosgrove at Black Lodge, Cosgrove Audio, WaveLab and Element Recording. Mixing was done in Tuscon, AZ at WaveLab by veteran producer/engineer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case, DeVotchKa).]

13. The Cave Girls – “‘Be a Cave Girl”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / June 6, 2014
["Be a Cave Man" by The Avengers appropriately change it to 'Be A Cave Girl]

14. The Conquerors – “Look In Your Eyes”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / April 4, 2014

15. The Bellewether State – “These 6 Strings”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / May 7, 2010

16. Making Movies – “Sienna”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / September 2, 2011
Also available on: A La Deriva / Independent / December 21, 2012
[Enrique Chi (guitar/lead vox), Brendan Culp (drums), Diego Chi (bass), Juan-Carlos Chaurand (percussion /keyboard). Their new full length was produced with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. They also released the EP "Aguardiente" in 2012. The Record Machine pressed a limited number of the 7 inch vinyl, 4 song EP. More info at makingmoviesband.com]

17. The ACBs – (Unknown title)
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / September 3, 2009

18. Ghosty – “Secret Language”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / May 6, 2011
Also available on: A Mystic’s Robe [EP] / More Famouser Records / 2009

19. Tiny Horse – “One Trick Pony Song”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / November 6, 2009
Also available on: The Gaslights – Lines and Wires / December 3, 2005
[Abigail Henderson and Chris Meck]

The 25th Anniversary, First Friday FINALE and Guitar Bash, Friday, August 1, 7:00 PM, The Midwestern Musical Company, 1830 Locust, with The Bad Ideas, Red Kate, Cher UK, The Bash Band Raffle, The Missouri Bultaco Assoc. feat. Ernie Locke & Whitey Trash

The Finale part 2, Saturday August 2, 6:00 pm, at The Midwestern Musical Company. Because one night is not enough. With: DROP A GRAND, The Garage Kings, The Pedaljets, Deco Auto, The Red Headed League, Loaded Goat, Good Time Charley.More info at: http://www.midwesternmusic.com/

11:59:30

20. 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
Additional content and material written by Jamie Rich

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