Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Michael McQuary + Riala

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 29, 2015

Michael McQuary “Man of a 1001 Faces”
+ Riala

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radkey, Beautiful Bodies, Betse & Clarke, The Philistines, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Riala, Expassionates, Tame Impala, Campdogzz, John Moreland, Jill Scott, Samantha Crain, Sea of Bees, and more

At 10:30 stage & screen actor, Michael McQuary a master impressionist, joins us to share his unique take on the legendary monsters of film and the brightest stars of Hollywood’s golden age. Michael is the creator of the award winning one-man shows in New York City including: Matinee Idol, Man of 1001 Faces, Crystal Allan Strikes Back, My Own Space and most recently, for last year’s KC Fringe Festival “I’m Hollywood.” Michael McQuary is also a visual artist of personal portraits and life captures done with china ink that are collected internationally and he is the founder and designer for YourPowerSign.com where he creates art works of metal. Currently Michael is seen in multiple film shorts promoting the OM Film Festival and he is the star of the upcoming Mile Deep Films short film, “Corvalo.”

Riala  photo by Heather Burton

Riala
photo by Heather Burton

At 11:15 the band Riala joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. The three piece Kansas City based band was formed in May of 2013 by Nicholas Turner on voice & guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, and Morgan Greenwood on drums. The band’s debut EP, Be Here | Be There, was recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. The recording will be released on vinyl by area label, Haymaker Records. Riala plays a tour kick-off show at Records With Merritt, Friday, July 31. Riala’s record is also coming out on September 4. More info at http://www.riala.bandcamp.com

Riala photo by Heather Burton

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Show #588

WMM Playlist from July 22, 2015

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 22, 2015

The Matchsellers +
Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records
& Dedric Moore of KC Psych Fest


1. Main Title Instrumental – “It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]      

2. Cayucas – “Moony Eyed Walrus”
from: Dancing at the Blue Lagoon / Secretly Canadian Records / June 23, 2015
[Pronounced “Ky-yook-us.” A seaside town in San Luuis Obispo County, California. Cayucas is Zach Yudin and his twin brother Ben Yudin on bass.]

[Cayucas play the Riot Room, Wednesday, July 22.]

10:07

3. Tall Tales – “Checkers”
from: It’s Just A Game [EP] / Independent / May 19, 2014    
[Kansas City band formed in 2014 with Jack Ingram, Andrew Hosler, Rylan Fisher, and Tommy O’Halloran]

[Tall Tales play the pre-game concert at The K at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, July 22, before the Kansas City Royals game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The very next night, Thursday, July 23, the band plays “Light The Night” at Johnson County Community College.]

4. Tanlines – “Slipping Away”
from: Highlights / True Panther Sounds / May 18, 2015
[Electronic, Indie rock duo from Brooklyn, NYC made up of: Jesse Cohen, percussionist, and Eric Emm on guitar and vocals. This is their 2nd full-length studio album.]

10:15

5. Weed – “Stay in The Summer”
from: Running Back / Lefse Records / April 7, 2015    
[Vancouver, British Columbia band who make music that has been labeled dream-grunge, formed by Will Anderson, first as a solo project and then with Kevin Doherty, Bobby Siadat, and Hugo Noriega, making the band a 4-piece. The band doesn’t inhale and have banned interviewers from asking about their name. They only play all ages venues.]

6. Oscar – “Daffodil Days’”
from: Beautiful Words – EP / Wichita Recordings / June 23, 2015
[24 year old British musician Oscar Scheller recorded an EP on his MacBook in his London bedroom and attracted the attention of indie label Wichita Records. Daffodil Days was the result of a text message sent to a friend. The autocorrect on his iPhone turned the word “difficult” into “daffodil” which inspired him to write the song.]

7. Eleni Mandell – “What Love Can Do”
from: Dark Lights Up / Yep Roc / July 24, 2015
[10th studio album from L.A. based singer/songwriter.]

[Eleni Mandell plays Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, Thurs, July 23, with Courtney Marie Andrews.]

8. Alejandro Escovedo – “Castanets”
from: A Man Under The Influence / Bloodshot Records / April 21, 2001
[5th studio album and his only release on Bloodshot. Considered one of Escovedo’s best recordings.]

[Alejandro Escovedo plays “A Man Under The Influence” LIVE, Thursday, July 23, at 8:00 pm at Knuckleheads Garage, 2715 Rochester St. backed by the all KC band, The Cody Wyoming Deal, followed by a second knockout set by the surprise band “Escovedo’d.”]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with The Matchsellers

The Matchsellers on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Matchsellers on Wednesday MidDay Medley

9. The Matchsellers – “Wake Me, Oh Wake Me” (LIVE)
also available on: Kosciusko County / Independent / December 27, 2014
[First full-length original album from The Matchsellers. Classically trained violinist Julie Bates from Kansas City, and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, Andrew Morris. Kosciusko County is a county in Indiana with a town called Warsaw as it’s county seat. Formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland.]

[The Matchsellers play The KC Fringe Fest at Uptown Arts Bar, Thursday, July 23, at 7:00pm.]

10:36

Julie Bates is a classically trained violinist from Kansas City. Andrew Morris is a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana. They met in Leipzig, Germany. During their year of living in the former East Germany, the pair began reanalyzing the songs of their homeland, and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In the summer of 2013 they left their jobs to hit the road and haven’t looked back.

The Matchsellers on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Matchsellers on Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:44

10. The Matchsellers – “Beaver Dam Blues” (LIVE)
also available on: Kosciusko County / Independent / December 27, 2014
[First full-length original album from The Matchsellers. Classically trained violinist Julie Bates from Kansas City, and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, Andrew Morris. Kosciusko County is a county in Indiana with a town called Warsaw as it’s county seat. Formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz Koaciuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland.]

[The Matchsellers play The KC Fringe Fest at Uptown Arts Bar, Thursday, July 23, at 7:00pm.]

They’ve toured Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic, and 21 United States, averaging 170 shows a year.

More info at http://thematchsellers.com

Julie Bates and Andrew Morris thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:56

11. The Matchsellers – “Meet Me in The City” (LIVE)
also available on: Kosciusko County / Independent / December 27, 2014
[First full-length original album from The Matchsellers. Classically trained violinist Julie Bates from Kansas City, and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, Andrew Morris. Kosciusko County is a county in Indiana with a town called Warsaw as it’s county seat. Formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz Koaciuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland.]

[The Matchsellers play The KC Fringe Fest at Uptown Arts Bar, Thursday, July 23, at 7:00pm.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Schwervon! – “The Devil’s Inside Me”
from: Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / Sept. 30, 2014
[Cover of Vaselines song. 2 piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and have just relocated to KC.]

[Schwervon! play Haymaker Records Summer Showcase, Friday, July 24, at recordbar, 1020 Westport Road, featuring Riala, Be/Non. HMPH!, Jorge Arana Trio, and Schwervon!]

11:03 – Interview with Brenton Cook

Brenton Cook formed Kansas City independent record label Haymaker Records in January 2014. Brenton also works as a computer programmer and volunteers as web administrator for the Midwest Music Foundation where is the curator of the Midwestern Audio local compilation CD series, volumes 1 through 3. Brenton joined us to talk about Haymaker Records Summer Showcase, Friday, July 24, at recordbar, 1020 Westport Road, featuring Riala, Be/Non. HMPH!, Jorge Arana Trio, and Schwervon! Brenton working with Dedric Moore organizing KC Psych Fest show, August 1, at the Riot Room, with Ancient River, Psychotic Reaction, Mysterious Clouds, HMPH!, and Drugs & Attics. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

Brenton Cook, Thank You for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Indie pop duo Schwervon! was one of the first 3 bands signed to Haymaker Records. The duo relocated to Kansas City in 2013 after a decade as a band in New York City. Having recently completed a month-long tour of the Midwest and east coast, Schwervon! is happy to be back in Kansas City playing in the Haymaker Records Showcase.

Math rock duo HMPH! will showcase their technical guitar and drum wizardry in preparation for the release of their first album Headrush due out this summer on Haymaker Records

11:08

13. HMPH! – “Headrush”
from: Headrush / Haymaker Records / To be released on vinyl in August, 2015
[Ryan Lee Toms on guitar, Jonathan Thatch on drums. Recorded by Dedric Moore]

[HMPH! play Haymaker Records Summer Showcase, Friday, July 24, at recordbar, 1020 Westport Road, with Riala, Be/Non, Jorge Arana Trio, and Schwervon!]

The Haymaker Records Summer Showcase opens with the three acts with upcoming album releases. Label newcomer and shoegaze indie rock band Riala will see the release of their first album Be Here | Be There in early fall.

11:16

14. Riala – “The Diving Bell”  
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / To be released on vinyl in September, 2015
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Morgan Greenwood on drums. Recorded, mixed.and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios.]

[Riala play Haymaker Records Summer Showcase, Friday, July 24, at recordbar, 1020 Westport Road, with HMPH!, Be/Non, Jorge Arana Trio, and Schwervon!]

Twenty-year Kansas City rock legend Brodie Rush and his band Be/Non will entertain with the spaced-out rock sounds of their upcoming fall release Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic.

The night ends with the Jorge Arana Trio. The Jorge Arana Trio are a three-piece instrumental jazz-fusion math rock hybrid that were the first band to be featured on Haymaker Records. The Oso EP, released on vinyl exactly a year ago, was met with high praises from local and national media and the band recently completed a three-week tour of south and west coast in May. Brodie Rush created a new music video for Jorge Arana Trio’s song “Crime of Passion Fruit.”

11:24

15. Be / Non – “Orbit”
from: Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic / Haymaker Records / To be released this Fall
[Brodie Rush is a Rock & Roll God, a songwriter, musician, singer, organizer, artist, film maker, music video creator.]

16. Jorge Arana Trio – “Crime of Passion Fruit” (Vinyl)
from: Oso / Haymaker Records / July 19, 2014  
[Jorge Arana on Guitar & Keyboard, Josh Enyart on drums & Percussion, and Jason Nash on bass. Tracked at Element Recording Studios February 25th 2014, Engineering – Joel Nanos, Vincent Lawhon, Mixing, Mastering – Joel Nanos.  Oso is the name of Jorge’s childhood family dog. Winner of the 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Avant-Garde group. Nominated in 2014 year for Best Live Act.]

[Be/Non and Jorge Arana Trio plays the Haymaker Records, Summer Showcase Party, Friday, July 24, at 9:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Riala, HMPH, and Schwervon!]

11:30 – Underwriting

11:32 – Interview with Brenton Cook and Dedric Moore

Brenton Cook and Dedric Moore on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Brenton Cook and Dedric Moore on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Dedric Moore is a musician, songwriter, producer, organizer, member of the bands Monta At Odds, and Mysterious Clouds. Dedric Moore is also the founder KC Psych Fest.

KC Psych Fest kicks off its fourth year with a night of adventurous music on Aug. 1 at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO. Co-sponsored by Haymaker Records, Mills Record Company, It’s a Beautiful Day, and Summer Moon Promotions, the show will feature performances by Ancient River, Mysterious Clouds, HMPH!, Psychotic Reaction, Drugs & Attics, and have a special DJ set by Mod Professor.

The 2015 KC Psych Fest will be spread across multiple dates in Kansas City in the late summer and fall with an emphasis on acts that excitingly venture outside of conventional music. More dates and appearances will be announced later. The mission of the festival is to present mind-expanding music from different music genres and provide a platform for Kansas City artists pushing the boundaries of music. This year’s festival continues to build on the positive experiences of the previous three years.

The August 1 show is headlined by psychedelic rock band Ancient River. Based out of the UK and Austin, TX, their wall-of-sound barrage has been honed by extensive touring across the United States and beyond – including appearances at Austin Psych Fest (2010-2012), Los Angeles’ Psycho De Mayo (2014), Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (2012) and Milwaukee Psych Festival (2015).

Psychotic Reaction joins the show from rural Oklahoma. Showcasing high energy rock & roll, they draw comparisons to The MC5, Stooges, Roky Erickson, and Skip James.

11:39

17. Ancient River – “This Is The Time”
from: Keeper of The Dawn / Ancient River / April 14, 2015
[Reverb soaked noir-psychedelic band formed by James Barreto. The band is now based in London and Austin.]

18. Psychotic Reaction – “Chumbscrubber Blues”
from: The Sound Out of Space / Psychotic Reaction / April 26, 2015
[from rural Oklahoma.]

[Ancient River and Psychotic Reaction play KC Psych Fest August 1 at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO. with Mysterious Clouds, HMPH!, Drugs & Attics, and have a special DJ set by Mod Professor.]

Three Kansas City acts are featured at the event too. Mysterious Clouds is a new band that explores aspects of cosmic space music and is comprised of members of Monta at Odds, Expo ’70, and HMPH! Their first release, Vibrations Shake the Path on Haymaker Records, explores the classic 60’s mono mix approach. HMPH! is the two-piece math-rock outfit of Ryan Lee Toms (RLT) and Jonathan Thatch. With just drums, guitar, looping pedal, and effects, the concept is simple but the music is not. Their debut full-length vinyl release comes out in August on Haymaker Records. Drugs & Attics are a garage punk trio and have been quickly building a name in the Kansas City music scene. The night closes with the psych / mod / garage groove stylings of DJ act Mod Professor, the alias of legendary Kansas City / New York DJ Ray Velasquez. The event starts at 8:30PM and is a full night of entertainment.

Haymaker Records Summer Showcase, Friday, July 24, at recordbar, 1020 Westport Road, featuring Riala, Be/Non. HMPH!, Jorga Arana Trio, and Schwervon!

KC Psych Fest, August 1, at the Riot Room, with Ancient River, Psychotic Reaction, Mysterious Clouds, HMPH!, and Drugs & Attics.

More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

10:56

19. Mysterious Clouds – “Other Side of Yesterday”
from: Vibrations: Shake the Path / Haymaker Records / May 12, 2015
[Project of Monta At Odds members Dedric and Delany Moore with Aaron Osborne of Expo 70, and Jonathan Thatch of HMPH!]

[Mysterious Clouds play KC Psych Fest on August 1 at The Riot Room in Kansas City, MO. with Ancient River, Psychotic Reaction , HMPH!, Drugs & Attics, and have a special DJ set by Mod Professor.]

11:59:30

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

Next week on July 29, we’ll talk with: Man of a 1001 Faces, actor Michael McQuary, and Kansas City band, Riala.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org, Haymaker Record’s press release

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Show #587

WMM Playlist from July 15, 2015

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 15, 2015

Rev Gusto + BUMMER

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Dusty Rust – “Happy Father’s Day”
from: Kansas City Cowboy / Little Class Records / July 14, 2015
[Labeled “Neo Honky Tonk.” 2nd album from Portland, Oregon transplant. Since moving to Kansas City, Dusty Rust has played Middle of The Map Fest, The Westport Roots Festival, multiple live shows, while also writing, recording and mixing, a new full length album. Dusty also hosts the weekly Dusty Rust’s Honky Tonk Jam at The Westport Saloon, each Thursday.

[Dusty Rust plays a CD Release show at The Westport Saloon, Saturday, July 18.]

10:05

3. KVÖL – “Nothing To Say”
from: KVÖL EP / Independent / July 12, 2014
[Debut EP from the experimental goth post-punk band from Reykjavik, Iceland.]

[Kvöl play Records with Merritt, this Saturday, July 18, at 8:00 pm, with estates (from Millwaukee, Wisconsin), Churchkey (from Chicago), and KC’s Jorge Arana Trio, and Redder Moon.]

4. SOAK – “Sea Creatures”
from: Before We Forgot How To Dream / Rough Trade Records / May 29, 2015
[Debut recording from Bridie Monds-Watson, aka SOAK, an Irish singer-songwriter born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1997.]

10:15

5. LaBelle – “You’ve Got A Friend”
from: LaBelle / Warner Bros. / September 8, 1971
[Debut album from the funk/soul trio of: Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, formerly of the four-girl group known as Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles.]

[Patti LaBelle plays at Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, Friday, July 17.]

6. enebade – “Happy Robots”
from: Enebade – EP / Independent / May 2, 2015
[Enebade is a studio project by Joshua Wiedenfeld and Beckie Trost. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Joshua Wiedenfeld, Beckie Trost, and Joel Nanos. Enebade was founded by Joshua Wiedenfeld. It is a collection of songs written over a span of over 5 years. This is the first installment of a series of EP’s to come. It was made possible through collaboration of many studio artist, and one of the most supportive music scenes in the United States. Special thanks to Joel Nanos (Element Studios) Beckie Trost (Soft Reeds) Adam McGill, Ben Grimes (Soft Reeds) Dave Gaume (Local Natives, Failure.]

7. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Daisy Jane”
from: Skeleton Crew / Glassnote Entertainment Group / May 19, 2015
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his mother, Ruth Ward, who has been playing guitar and singing for over 309 years. The duo both play guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas City’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. They have played live on our show in 2013 and 2014, and were featured in 90.1 FM’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity Temple, and The Crossroads Music Fest. They played the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, in the fall of 2014, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote Records and after spending several months recording their new album in Nashville, they made their network television debut, Feb. 11, 2015 on The Late Show With David Letterman. They have embarked on huge tours, both in Europe and accross the United States. They played Bonaroo where they met Robert Plant. At one point during their tour the opened for the Pixies.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will do a “Meet and Greet” at the Barnes & Noble in Independence, tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, at 7:00 pm. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play The Midland Theatre, August 20, with Luluc.]

10:30 – Underwriting

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

8. Rev Gusto – “Shoot The Messenger”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 28, 2015
[1st single from debut full length album, to be released on vinyl. 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.]

[Rev Gusto play the Replay Lounge, in Lawrence, Fri, July 17 w/ Other Colors, & CS Luxem]
[Rev Gusto play Harlings Saturday, July 25 with Toughies, and Dream Girl]
[Rev Gusto play Mills Record Co. Aug 15, with Scruffy & The Janitors]

10:35

Rev Gusto, is a Kansas City based, 5-piece garage pop band made up of: Jerry Frederick on vocals & guitar, Shaun Crowley on guitar & trumpet, Sam Frederick on bass and vocals, Peter Beatty on guitar & keyboard, and Quinn Hernandez on drums. Their songs are written by lead singer Jerry Frederick who studied songwriting techniques in England with the Kinks’ Ray Davies. In May 2014 the band was signed to High Dive Records. Their debut full length release, “Burnt Out Friends” was recorded at Element Recording with Joel Nanos, and will be released, July 28, 2015.

Shaun Crowley and Quinn Hernandez joined us to talk.The band has been making music for 5 years now. Last week they hosted a house concert / festival at the Shawnee Manor where all of the band have lived together. Manor Fest featured 12 bands.

Rev Gusto have opened and shared the stage with: Matt & Kim, The Mowgli’s, and The Colourists. Rev Gusto played Sony and Midcoast Takeover showcases at SXSW in 2014.

Jerry Frederick graduated from St. James Academy in Lenexa in 2010, 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.

On the band’s name, Rev Gusto Jerry Frederick explained in an interview, “I used to know a priest who used to encourage people to sing with ‘reverent gusto.’ Eventually it got shortened to ‘rev,’”

The band released a self-titled EP in November 2012

In April of 2014 Rev Gusto put out their first physical release, a 7’ inch single, as part of The Too Much Rock Single 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.

Rev Gusto were nominated for a 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Pop/Rock Band

In 2014 Rev Gusto was signed to High Dive Records, the label of: Ghosty, The ACB’s, Fourth of July, Shy Boys, The Gog, Arc Flash, Bummer, and others.

10:43

9. Rev Gusto – “Surf City – Mind In A Cage”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 28, 2015
[Debut full length album, released on vinyl. 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.]

Full disclosure. Mark 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 with, at that time, Mitch Hecht and Taylor Mc Henry. All of the members of Rev Gusto were in high school at the time. There were 13 bands in the competition. Mark was a judge with Skid Roadie from the 101 The Fox. Rev Gusto won first place! Mark invited Rev Gusto to opportunity to play on the radio. The band came on as guests of Wednesday MidDay Medley later that summer and played live on the show.

There have been a lot of comparisons of Rev Gusto’s sound to that of the sounds of mid to late sixties British invasion bands, including 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.’”

Jerry Frederick also 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.

Rev Gusto play Replay Lounge, in Lawrence, Fri, July 17 w/ Other Colors, & CS Luxem

Rev Gusto plays Harlings Saturday, July 25 with Toughies, and Dream Girl

Rev Gusto play Mills Record Co. Aug 15, with Scruffy & The Janitors

10:57

10. Rev Gusto – “Suburb of Hoboken”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 28, 2015
[Debut full length album, released on vinyl. 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.]

11:00 – Station ID

11. Jamaican Queens – “You Can Fall in Love With Anyone”
from: Downers / Magic Death Sounds / June 17, 2015
[2nd full length release from Detroit trop-goth, 4-piece band signed to Philadelphia label. The band includes: Ryan Clancy, Adam Pressley, Ryan Spencer, Charles Trees, currently on a big US Tour thru July & August.]

[Jamaican Queens play FOKL, 556 Central, KCK, Sat, July 18, with Organized Crimes and Rhunes.]

12. Horace GRANT – “Creeps Pretending Not To Be Creeps”
from: Only Our Cats Would Notice / Independent / July 8, 2015
[Chicago based duo. LB on drums & voice, GIB on guitar, bass, and voice. LB Briggs is also a visual artist amazing zines have been gathered into 2 compilations: It’s Alright: A Truckstop Anthology, Volume 1 and 2. available on AMAZON. More info at http://Horacegrant.bandcamp.com%5D

[Horace Grant play FOKL, 556 Central, KCK, Friday, July 17, at 9:00 pm, with Nervosas, Polish Gifts, The Nature Boys, and Red Kate.]

13. Polish Gifts – “we can’t stand still”
from: there is nothing good left to steal / Independent / July 8, 2015
[The Chicago 3-piece band’s 2nd album, originally released on cassette two years ago, now available for digital download.]

[Polish Gifts play FOKL, 556 Central, KCK, Friday, July 17, at 9:00 pm, with Nervosas, Horace Grant, The Nature Boys, and Red Kate.]

14. Be / Non – “A Mountain of Yeses”
from: A Mountain of Yeses / Unipegadong / 2009
[Released on vinyl May 15. Features Brodie Rush – VOX, GUITAR, SYNTH, Ben Ruth – BASS, VOX, SYNTH, Jeremiah James – GUITAR, VOX, PERCUSSION, SYNTH, Ryan Shank – DRUMS, IPOD, SEX APPEAL, “yeahs” and “bom-bom-boms” ]

[Be/Non plays The late Show at Daveys Uptown Rambler’s Club, Saturday, July 18, with The Lucky Graves, and Bone Spur, for The Pit M.O.S.H. Benefit.]

[Be/Non also plays the Haymaker Records, Summer Showcase Party, Friday, July 24, at 9:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Riala, HMPH, Schwervon!, and Jorge Arana Trio.]

11:15

15. Bummer – “Dude Baby”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band.]

[Bummer plays a series of record release shows Thursday, July 16, at recordBar, w/ Sharp Weapons; Sat, July 18, Love Garden, in Lawrence, w/ Gnarly Davidson; and Aug 8 at Mills Record Company.]

11:18 – Interview with Matt Perrin, Mike Gustafson, and Sam Hutchinson of Bummer

Bummer on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Bummer on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Bummer is a 3-piece band is made up of: Matt Perrin on vocals & guitar; Mike Gustafson on bass; and Sam Hutchinson on drums. The band is based in Kansas City and members grew up in Olathe, KS. Bummer likes loud rock n’ roll music and that is how they play. Formed in July 2012, Bummer has previously released two EP’s: “Young Ben Franklin” and “Milk.” Their new release, “Spank” was recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. “Spank” is being released digitally and on cassette, and also 10″ vinyl from High Dive Records.

Bummer plays a series of record release shows: Thursday, July 16, at recordBar, with Sharp Weapons. Saturday, July 18, Love Garden, in Lawrence, with Gnarly Davidson, and
August 8 at Mills Record Company w/ CHASM. Bummer also plays The Riot Room, July 24, with Coliseum, and Valkyrie.

Bummer’s influences are in hard rock. Heavy. Raw.

We like to keep it primitive,” guitarist/singer Matt Perrin told The Pitch. “It’s all 4/4 (time), sometimes 3/4, maybe some 7/4. But it’s all boneheaded.”

“Spank” was recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band.

Jeff McCoy signed the band to High Dive Records

“Spank” is being released digitally and on cassette, and 10″ vinyl from High Dive Records.

Bummer has had a couple years, releasing two EPs, In 2014 the band opened for Yuck at The Riot Room, recorded their own version of Gary Numan’s “Cars” playing Middle of The Map Fest and The Center of The City Fest, playing Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, as well as in stores and touring.

Origins of Bummer: The trio of Perrin, bassist Mike Gustafson and drummer Thomas Williams first came together under the name Vestibule. When Williams left the band in summer 2012, Gustafson and Perrin found another drummer, Sam Hunter, and changed the band’s name to Bummer. In April, they released “Young Ben Franklin,” a three-song EP. In July, Hunter left the band and Williams rejoined it. In October, 2012 they released “Milk,” a four-song EP. These were only averrable on digital download. In 2014 the released Milk EP on CD.

Members of Bummer told Tim Finn in an Ink Magazine article from February 18, 2014, about their influences. Mike Gustafson, 21, likes Queens of the Stone Age. “I love stuff that’s heavy & dark,” he said. “I like pop-song structures, stuff that gets stuck in your head. But it has to be heavy.” Matt Perrin, 19, admits he had a Nirvana/Kurt Cobain dependency as a young teen but has since moved on to bands like the Melvins, Unsane, Young Widows and Pissed Jeans. “Those were all turning points,” he said. “It’s all really raw, aggressive stuff.”

11:28

16. Bummer – “Dorm Water”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. ]

Bummer plays a series of record release shows:
Thursday, July 16, at recordBar, with Sharp Weapons.
Saturday, July 18, Love Garden, in Lawrence, with Gnarls Davidson, and
August 8, at Mills Record Company w/ CHASM.

Bummer also plays The Riot Room, July 24, with Coliseum, and Valkyrie.

More info at https://bummerkc.bandcamp.com

11:40

17. Bummer – “Double Stairway to Heaven”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. ]

11:43 – Underwriting

11:45

18. estates – “Looking”
from: It’s Great to Be Alone / Flannel Gurl Records / May 26, 2015
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin trio, formed in 2012, with Mike Carini on guitar & voice, Charlie Markowiak on bass & voice, and Matt Tomashek on drums/ & voice.]

[estates play Records with Merritt, this Saturday, July 18, at 8:00 pm, with Kvöl (from Iceland), Churchkey (from Chicago), and KC’s Jorge Arana Trio, and Redder Moon.]

19. Shiner – “Sleep It Off”
from: Lula Divinia / Castle Face / March 11, 1997 / Reissued by Desoto in 2001
[The group formed in 1992, and quickly found wide exposure, releasing a vinyl EP in 1993 and touring with acts such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Chore, Jawbox, Season to Risk, The Jesus Lizard, and Girls Against Boys. The group released their first LP, Splay (recorded at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio) in 1996, and a second album, Lula Divinia the next year. Sub Pop took notice, and released a 7″ single of the group’s songs “Sleep it Off” and “Half Empty”. Following this the band toured with Hum in 1998. A third full-length, Starless, was released on a label run by members of Descendents, Owned and Operated, in 2000. A fourth LP, The Egg, would follow before the group broke up in 2002. This was recorded and produced at Matt Talbott’s recording studio, Great Western Record Recorders in Tolono IL. Allen Epley is in The Life and Times.]

[Shiner’s 3rd studio album, Starless, from 2000, is now available on vinyl. Shiner is on a 4-city tour playong Austin, Texas, tonight, recordBar, Friday, July 17 with The String & Return, and then on to Minneapolis and Chicago.]

10:56

20. Christian Hankel – “Sun Up Sun Down”
from: Silver: Music From The Noir Ballet / July 17, 2015 / Money Wolf Music
[Shay Estes on vocals, Desmond Mason on keys, Johnny Hamil on upright bass, Timm Gillespie on tenor sax, Rich Wheeler on tenor sax, Brenna Hayes on bari sax, Kyle Dahlquist on trombone, Jerod Rivers on drums and percussion. Additional keys from Richard Walker, and additional drums from Terre Norton. Written and arranged by Christian Hankel. Produced by Christian Hankel and Jerod Rivers. Engineered and mixed by Jerod Rivers at Sangha Studios, KCMO, Mastered by Patrick Meagher at Fuzz Bomb, KCMO.]

[“Silver: A Noir Ballet,” features an 8-piece jazz ensemble playing 11 original compositions, with score and libretto by Christian Hankel, directed by Tara Varney, with choreography by Evan Lovelace, July 17 through 25, at the H&R Bloch City Stage in Union Station, as part of the 2015 KC Fringe Fest. More info at: http://www.silveranoirballet.com or http://www.kcfringe.org

11:59:30

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

Next week on July 22, Brenton Cook joins us to share music and information about Haymaker Records, Summer Showcase Party, Friday, July 24, at 9:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Riala, HMPH, Be/Non, Schwervon!, and Jorge Arana Trio, We’ll also welcome the band The Matchsellers, who will play live in our studios. Plus our friend Jamie Rich joins us to talk about a film showing at The Tivoli Theatre.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Show #586

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Rev Gusto + Bummer

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 15, 2015

Rev Gusto + BUMMER

Mark plays New & Mid Coastal Releases from: Dusty Rust, Ry Cooder, Jamaican Queens, Shiner, Shay Estes & Desmond Mason, X, Be/Non, LaBelle, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rev Gusto, BUMMER, and more.

Rev Gusto

Rev Gusto

At 10:30 Mark talks with members of the band Rev Gusto, a Kansas City based, 5-piece garage pop band made up of: Jerry Frederick on vocals & guitar, Shaun Crowley on guitar & trumpet, Sam Frederick on bass and vocals, Peter Beatty on guitar & keyboard, and Quinn Hernandez on drums. Their songs are written by lead singer Jerry Frederick who studied songwriting techniques in England with the Kinks’ Ray Davies. The band released a self-titled EP in November 2012 and has been gaining local recognition, local radio airplay, and have opened and shared the stage with: Matt & Kim, The Mowgli’s, and The Colourists. Rev Gusto also played the Sony and Midcoast Takeover showcases at SXSW in 2014. In April of 2014 Rev Gusto put out their first physical release, a 7’ inch single, as part of The Too Much Rock Single Series. In May 2014 the band was signed to High Dive Records. Their debut full length release, “Burnt Out Friends” was recorded at Element Recording with Joel Nanos, and will be released, July 28, 2015. More info at http://www.highdiverecords.com.

Bummer

Bummer

At 11:15 Mark talks with members of the band Bummer. This 3-piece band is made up of: Matt Perrin on vocals & guitar; Mike Gustafson on bass; and Sam Hutchinson on drums. The band is based in Kansas City and members grew up in Olathe, KS. Bummer likes loud rock n’ roll music and that is how they play. Formed in July 2012, Bummer has released two EP’s: “Young Ben Franklin” and “Milk”. Their new release, “Spank” was recorded over at Westend Recording Studios and recorded and mixed by Justin Mantooth, who co-produced the recordings with the band. The music is being released on High Dive Records. More info at https://bummerkc.bandcamp.com Bummer plays recordBar, Thursday, July 16, with Sharp Weapons. Bummer also plays The Riot Room, July 24, with Coliseum, and Valkyrie.

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Show #586

WMM Playlist from July 8, 2015

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 8, 2015

Krystle Warren
+ Christian Hankel, Tara Varney, Evan Lovelace
& “Silver: A Noir Ballet”


Photo of Krystle Warren by Manu Noyon

Photo of Krystle Warren by Manu Noyon

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. The Helio Sequence – “Stoic Resemblance”
from: The Helio Sequence / Sub Pop Records / May 19, 2015
[6th full length album from the alternative rock duo from Beaverton, Oregon, formed in 1999. The band and consists of Brandon Summers on vocals and guitars and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards.]

3. Calexico – “Falling From The Sky”
from: Edge of The Sun / Anti / April 13, 2015
[8th studio album from Tucson, Arizona-based Americana / Tex-Mex / indie rock band. The band’s two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums on Quarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Their musical style is influenced by traditional Latin sounds of mariachi / conjunto / cumbia / Tejano music and also the Southwestern United States country music as well as ’50s-’60s jazz and ’90s-’00s post-rock, and they have been described by some as “desert noir” or indie rock. The band is named for the border town of Calexico, California. The band’s current line up includes: Ryan Alfred – Bass (Electric) & (Upright), Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals; Joey Burns – Accordion, Banjo, Bass, Cello, Congas, Guitars, Harmonica, Organ, Shaker, Ukulele, Vocals; John Convertino – Drums, Percussion; Sergio Mendoza – Accordion, Guitar, Mellotron, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Ukulele, Vibraphone, Vihuela, Vocals (Background); Paul Niehaus – Pedal Steel; Jacob Valenzuela – Trumpet; Martin Wenk – Synthesizer, Trumpet, Vibraphone; Jairo Zavala – Bass, Guitar. Other musicians include: Sam Beam – Vocals; Ben Bridwell – Vocals; Pieta Brown – Vocals; Neko Case – Vocals; Tom Hagerman – Strings; Steff Koeppen – Vocals; Thomas Konstantinou – Bouzouki, Lute; Greg Leisz – Guitar, Pedal Steel; Gaby Moreno – Vocals; Carla Morrison – Vocals; Adrian Perez – Harp; Antonio Pro – Guitarron; Isaac Rodriguez – Vocals; Amparo Sánchez – Vocals; Chris Schultz – Percussion, Vocals; Craig Schumacher – Moog Bass; and Nick Urata – Vocals]

10:09

4. Rev Gusto – “Can’t Control”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 2, 2015
[Debut full length album, released on vinyl. 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.]

[Rev Gusto plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor.]

5. Beautiful Bodies – “She’s A Blast”
from: Battles / Epitaph / June 12, 2015
[Alternative rock band from Kansas City, Missouri featuring Alicia Solombrino on vocals, Thomas Becker on guitar and drums, and Luis Arana on bass. Beautiful Bodies have shared the stage and toured with The Smashing Pumpkins, My Chemical Romance, Jane’s Addiction, Paramore, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. They’ve played Warped Tour, Kanrocksas,and SXSW, and have toured the U.S. and Canada extensively. Beautiful Bodies won Ernie Ball’s 2013 Battle of the Bands for Warped Tour, beating out 32,000 bands. In May 2014, the band signed a record deal with Epitaph Records.]

10:15

6. Indigo Girls – “Happy in the Sorrow Key”
from: One Lost Day / IG Recordings – Vangaurd / June 2, 2015
[14th studio album by Indigo Girls, recorded in Nashville, and engineered by Don Chaffer who has produced all of Sara Swenson’s brilliant records as well as Barclay Martin Ensemble. Indigo Girs are: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers who met in elementary school and began performing together in high school in Decatur, Georgia. They started performing as Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, performing weekly at The Dugout, a bar in Emory Village. They released a self-produced, full-length record album in 1987 and contracted with a major record company in 1988. After releasing 9 albums with major record labels from 1987 through 2007, they resumed to self-producing albums with their own IG Recordings Co. Amy Ray has released several solo albums and founded a non profit organization that promotes independent musicians, Emily Saliers works in the restaurant industry and is a professional author; she also collaborates with her father, Don Saliers, in performing for special groups and causes. Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have been open lesbians, and are active in political and environmental causes.]

7. Girlpool – “Before The World Was Big”
from: Before The World Was Big / Wichita Recordings / June 2, 2015
[Debut album from the Los Angelous, California Punk Rock duo of Cleo Tucker on guitar, vocals; and Harmony Tividad on bass, vocals. Cleo and Harmony are 18 and 19 years old. The band does not have a drummer. Their debut EP, also entitled Girlpool, was posted on their Bandcamp account in 2014, and subsequently re-released on Wichita Recordings later that year, on November 17. ]

10:22

8. The Dynamite Defense – “Hit The Town”
from: The Dynamite Defense EP / Independent / June 2, 2015
[Jordan Carver, Clint Hoffmeier, Tess Jehle-Ray, Chris Tady, Chris Teasley.]

[The Dynamite Defense plays The Brick on Friday, July 10 with Strawbelly.]

9. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – “The Traveling Kind”
from: The Traveling Kind / Nonesuch / May 8, 2015
[Produced by Joe Henry. Distinctive and legendary solo artists, who have also been masterful collaborators with so many others were able to join together for the 2013 release Old Yellow Moon, winner of the 2014 Grammy for Best Americana Album.]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Christian Hankel, Tara Varney, & Evan Lovelace

Tara Varney, Christian Hankel, and Evan Lovelace

Tara Varney, Christian Hankel, and Evan Lovelace

Christian Hankel is many things to many people, a software engineer, a dad, a composer, a producer, a performer. He was a founding member of Mongol Beach Party, Alacartoona and currently plays in the band The Hilary Watts Riot. In 2013 he became a partner in Money Wolf Music a collective, and production house, and a record label where he has worked tirelessly building bridges with Folk Alliance International and the local music scene. For theatre and film Christian has worked an actor, composer, writer and producer on original, multi-genre collaborative pieces, merging the area music scene and area theatre scene together. Christian joins us to share the details about the world premiere of “Silver: A Noir Ballet,” July 17 thru 25, at the H&R Bloch City Stage in Union Station, as part of the 2015 KC Fringe Fest. “Silver: A Noir Ballet,” features an 8-piece jazz ensemble playing 11 original compositions, with score and libretto by Christian Hankel.

Tara Varney is co-director for Project Pride at Coterie Theatre. She has worked as a Director and Producer at Mummer Opera Company, and as an Actor at Egads Theatre Company. She also has worked at Theatre For Young America and City in Motion Dance Theater, Inc. With Bryan Colley she has co-written and directed multiple shows for the KC Fringe Festival including “KHAAAAAN! The Musical!,” “Hexing Hitler,” “Sexing Hitler” and this year’s “Voyage to Voyager,” July 17-25, at Gottlied Planetarium. Tara is an Artist Inc. graduate. Tara is involved in multiple Fringe shows this year including serving as Director for “Silver: A Noir Ballet.”

Evan Lovelace is a choreographer, dancer, actor, dance teacher, acting teacher and vocal coach. He is a member of Actor’s Equity and a graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree. Evan was born in St. Louis but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Evan most recently performed in the musical The Wiz, at Shawnee Mission Theatre in The Park. Along with serving as choreographer for “Silver: A Noir Ballet” Evan also plays the role of One Eyed Jack.

Christian Hankel, Tara Varney, Evan Lovelace, thanks for being with us today on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Silver: A Noir ballet is directed by Tara Varney, with choreography by Evan Lovelace, Christian Hankel also serves as Producer.

10. Christian Hankel – “Silver Bacardi”
from: Silver: Music From The Noir Ballet / July 17, 2015 / Money Wolf Music
[Shay Estes on vocals, Desmond Mason on keys, Johnny Hamil on upright bass, Tim Gillespie on tenor sax, Rich Wheeler on tenor sax, Brenna Hayes on bari sax, Kyle Dahlquist on trombone, Jerod Rivers on drums and percussion. Additional keys from Richard Walker, and additional drums from Terre Norton. Written and arranged by Christian Hankel. Produced by Christian Hankel and Jerod Rivers. Engineered and mixed by Jerod Rivers at Sangha Studios, KCMO, Mastered by Patrick Meagher at Fuzz Bomb, KCMO.]

Christian talked about how for Silver, he had to record the music ahead of time so that he could provide the choreographer with an accurate version of the music to which he was setting movement. Christian decided to take it all one step further and record the music in such a way that he could release the CD at the Fringe Fest. As a result, he has a new recording of 11 songs, “Silver: A Noir Ballet,” the recording is released through area label: Money Wolf Music. More info at: http://www.silveranoirballet.com/

Paralleling the events of Odysseus’s ancient journey, Silver tells the modern story of a young man lost in the city at night. Featuring live music and dance, Silver shines its light on love, life, and longing in the dark corners of the world.

“Silver: A Noir Ballet,” July 17 thru 25, at the H&R Bloch City Stage in Union Station, as part of the 2015 KC Fringe Fest. “Silver: A Noir Ballet,” features an 8-piece jazz ensemble playing 11 original compositions.

Show times:

Fri, July 17 – 6:00
Sat, July 18 – 4:30
Mon, July 20 – 9:00
Tue, July 21 – 6:00
Thu, July 23 – 7:30
Sat, July 25 – 9:00

10:56

11. Christian Hankel – “Mr. Sunrise”
from: Silver: Music From The Noir Ballet / July 17, 2015 / Money Wolf Music
[Shay Estes on vocals, Desmond Mason on keys, Johnny Hamil on upright bass, Tim Gillespie on tenor sax, Rich Wheeler on tenor sax, Brenna Hayes on bari sax, Kyle Dahlquist on trombone, Jerod Rivers on drums and percussion. Additional keys from Richard Walker, and additional drums from Terre Norton. Written and arranged by Christian Hankel. Produced by Christian Hankel and Jerod Rivers. Engineered and mixed by Jerod Rivers at Sangha Studios, KCMO, Mastered by Patrick Meagher at Fuzz Bomb, KCMO.]

11:00 – Krystle Warren Station ID

12. LION – “Believe feat. Bongo Madrid”
from: Disquiet / Dusty International / February 23, 2015
[Electronic Hip Hop and Instrumentals from Lawrence, Kansas, based Brian Rogers. More info at https://soundcloud.com/thereallion%5D

13. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “Born in The Fall”
from: Love Songs EP / Parlour Door Music / August 12, 2011
[Paseo Arts Academy Graduate was signed to a French label, Because Music and then created her own label: Parlour Door Music. Krystle has been touring Europe opening for Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren’s new album came from a 13 day recording session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

[Krystle Warren plays Californo’s Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO., Friday, July 10, at 9:00 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

11:07 – Interview with Krystle Warren

Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts of Kansas City, Missouri in 2001 and began her musical career in KC wowing audiences with her beautiful and expressive voice, her original songs, and collaborations with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to French label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her Innationally released album “Circles.” Krystle has played many French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland. She has been compared to Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren is currently on tour in the United States and she plays Californo’s Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO., Friday, July 10, at 9:00 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Krystle Warren, was in San Francisco last week, she is back home in Kansas City this week, and Krystle will be playing Brooklyn next week.

Krystle was in San Francisco when the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality was read, and during SF Pride Season.

In 2003 Krystle moved from KC to New York City where she lived for 5 years. She then lived in San Francisco and was signed to a French recording label, Because Music. Krystle moved to Paris where she released her album “Circles” in 2009, and eventually found her “other half” and was married, and ended up living in Paris. Krystle has played numerous French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman, to name a few.

Krystle Warren has collaborated with: Hercules and Love Affair, Teddy Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, and with the Kate McGarrigle Tribute.

Krystle recently created her own music label: Parlour Door Music, to release her new recordings for: “Love Songs” a recording that came from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs.

Love Songs was Krystle’s desire to make a “double album.” Krystle Warren is on tour in support of Love Songs, released in two separate full-length albums. “A Time You May Embrace,” came out in 2012, in Europe. The second release, “A Time to Refrain From Embracing,” will soon be released digitally. All twenty-four tracks from “Love Songs” are now available in a limited vinyl collector’s edition featuring a 14 page booklet with lyrics, rare photos, liner notes, and a dvd, “A Time It Was,” that showcases the recording of “You Can Take Me With You”; a trifold jacket adorned with new cover art, plus a specific number for each copy. More info at http://www.krystlewarren.com.

Krystle’s U.S. Tour is called “Bringing It All Back Home.”

Paseo Arts Academy Graduate, Krystle Warren graduated in 2001 and began her musical career wowing Kansas City audiences and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians including: Solomon Dorsey, Brad Cox, Beau Bledsoe, Jeff Harshbarger.

The Kansas City show at California will reunite Krystle with friends: Beau Bledsoe on guitar, Brad Cox on keys, and Brad Williams on drums, plus Marcus Williams on trombone, (plays w/ Janelle Monáe), Hermon Mehari on trumpet, who Krystle is playing with for the first time.

11:17

14. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “Forever Is A Long Time”
from: Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace / Parlour Door Music / April 9, 2012 UK]
[Paseo Arts Academy Graduate was signed to a French label, Because Music and then created her own label: Parlour Door Music. Krystle has been touring Europe opening for Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren’s new album came from a 13 day recording session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, and is releasing the music in 2 separate releases. Krystle recently played KC on Sun, Oct 6. Our recent interview with Krystle will be broadcast as part of next week’s WMM.]

[Krystle Warren plays Californo’s Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO., Friday, July 10, at 9:00 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

We last interviewed Kyrstle Warren in late October 2013, when she returned home to Kansas City from Paris to play on the Kansas City Live Stage in the Power & Light District Rhythms Series. We talked about her musical adventures, her marriage, and the day she met Rufus Wainwright and auditioned before Rufus, Nick Cave, and Emmylou Harris for the New York and UK tribute concerts for Kate McGarrigle, the beloved singer and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame member.

Kate McGarrigle died of sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2010, her children, acclaimed musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright and her sister and musical partner Anna McGarrigle led tribute concerts in London, Toronto, and NYC. The New York concerts were filmed for a feature documentary entitled Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, directed by Lian Lunson who earlier has directed the film, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man. Krystle Warren sings Kate McGarrigle’s “I Don’t Know.

11:30

15. Krystle Warren – “I Don’t Know”
from: Sing Me The Songs Celebrating The Works of Kate McGarrigle / Nonesuch / June 21, 13
[Features highlights from three concerts in honor of the late Kate McGarrigle. Proceeds from the concerts provided seed money for the Kate McGarrigle Foundation a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money in the fight against sarcoma and also to preserving her legacy through the arts. Net proceeds from the sale of Sing Me the Songs also will be donated to the Foundation. The double-disc set was produced by Joe Boyd, who curated the concerts, and features performances by Rufus & Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones, & Teddy Thompson, among others. The New York concerts were filmed for a feature documentary entitled Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle, directed by Lian Lunson (Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man) and produced by Luson & Teddy Wainwright. Candid interviews with McGarrigle’s family & friends are paired with rousing songs.]

[Krystle Warren plays Californo’s Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO., Friday, July 10, at 9:00 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Joe Boyd, who produced and curated the Tribute to Kate McGarrigle, also was the producer of another tribute recording, featuring live recordings of the songs of the late Nick Drake. Joe Boyd was Nick Drake’s original producer. Krystle Warren and Teddy Thompson performed the classic “Pink Moon” on Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake from StorySound Records. Joe Boyd, put together a series of concerts in the UK, Australia and Italy to celebrate Nick’s greatness as a songwriter. The concerts are called Way To Blue and they have involved singers as diverse as Teddy Thompson, Green Gartside (from Scritti Politti), Robyn Hitchcock, Vashti Bunyan and Lisa Hannigan, as well as bass master Danny Thompson (who played on Nick’s records), and the arrangements of Robert Kirby. These recordings are the edited highlights of concerts in New York and London. Over the years, Boyd has explored the possibility of producing an album in tribute to Drake s songwriting. But despite many well-known artists wishing to participate, he always resisted, because it seemed the only practical way to accomplish it would be for each artist to supply a track recorded separately, with their own chosen musicians. Boyd felt that the only way to avoid the pitfalls of the typical Tribute Album would be to have everyone together for a week in a rural studio, backing each other with harmonies and guitar parts, creating an organic whole of an album. By performing Way To Blue fifteen times over the course of four years, he has accomplished something resembling his original dream. The songs have been honed and shaped over the course of time, and the spirit of togetherness among the Way To Blue company has proved inspiring to all participants. The result is an album with the quality of a studio production and the spontaneity of a live performance.]

11:43

16. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “You Can Take Me With You”
from: Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace / Parlour Door Music / 4-9-12 UK / 6-15 USA
[Paseo Arts Academy Graduate was signed to a French label, Because Music and then created her own label: Parlour Door Music. Krystle has been touring Europe opening for Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren’s new album came from a 13 day recording session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

[Krystle Warren plays Californo’s Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO., Friday, July 10, at 9:00 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Krystle Warren

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Krystle Warren

11:46 – Underwriting

17. Dreamgirl – “Sweet Thang”
from: Illuminaughty – EP / Independent / February 14, 2015
[6-piece band from St. Josesph, Missouri, formed in 2013, by members of the band, Lets Talk, Lacey Hopkins on lead vocals, Zach Sauls, Skylar Smith and Bryce Shoemaker and the St. Joe band Eyelit, Austin Marks on guitar and backing vocals, Sam Stephen on keyboards and bass. The band plays with ‘60s-inspired psychedelic & surf rock.Their new EP was self-produced, and recorded over two days, at the home of Austin Marks.]

[Dreamgirl plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]

18. Thee Oh Sees – “Turned Out Light”
from: Mutilator Defeated At Last / Castle Face / May 26, 2015
[9th studio album from Thee Oh Sees, and the band’s fourteenth studio album, overall. Formed in San Francisco in 1997. The band currently consists of primary songwriter and core member John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Timothy Hellman (bass) and drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. Thee Oh Sees play a wide range of rock genres, such as 1960s garage rock and psychedelic rock, punk rock, noise rock, art punk, and 1980s post-punk. Initially an outlet for Dwyer (Coachwhips, Pink and Brown, Yikes and The Hospitals) to release experimental home recordings, over the course of several releases and genre transitions, Thee Oh Sees evolved into a full band, featuring Brigid Dawson (vocals, keyboard), Petey Dammit (bass, guitar), Mike Shoun (drums), and Lars Finberg (drums, guitar). The band became noted for their prolific discography, energetic live shows, and whimsical visual aesthetic. The band has changed its lineup and name several times, having previously being known as Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS, Orange County Sound, and The Ohsees.]

11:56

19. The Tallest Man on Earth – “Little Nowhere Towns” (CD #19) (3:29)
from: Dark Bird is Home / Dead Oceans / May 12, 2015
[4th album is the first in his discography to feature a full band playing on almost every track. Kristian Matsson was born on April 30, 1983 and is a singer-songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden who performs under the stage name of The Tallest Man on Earth. Since 2006, he has released four full-length albums and two EPs. Matsson is known for recording and producing his own records in whichever home he is currently living and states that the connection between his voice and guitar is so strong, he rarely records them as separately tracked performances. He is also known both by critics and his fans for his charismatic stage presence.]

[The Tallest Man on Earth plays The Midland Theatre, on Thursday, July 30, at 8:00 pm.]

11:59:30

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

Next week on July 15, we welcome back to the show the band Rev Gusto, who will join us in the first hour to talk about their new record, “Burnt Out Friends.” In our second hour the band Bummer joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to talk about their new record “Spank.” Both are being released through High Dive Records.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Show #585

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Krystle Warren + “Silver: A Noir Ballet”

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 8, 2015

Photo of Krystle Warren by Manu Noyon

Photo of Krystle Warren by Manu Noyon

Krystle Warren
+ Christian Hankel & “Silver: A Noir Ballet”

Mark plays New & Mid Coastal Releases from: Krystle Warren, Shay Estes & Desmond Mason, Rev Gusto, Dreamgirl, Beautiful Bodies, Lion, The Dynamite Defense, Girlpool, Calexico, The Helio Sequence, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Thee Oh Sees, The Indigo Girls and The Tallest Man on Earth.

At 10:30 Mark talks with Christian Hankel about the world premiere of “Silver: A Noir Ballet,” July 17 through 25, at the H&R Bloch City Stage in Union Station, as part of the 2015 KC Fringe Fest. “Silver: A Noir Ballet,” features an 8-piece jazz ensemble playing 11 original compositions, with score and libretto by Christian Hankel. Directed by Tara Varney, with choreography by Evan Lovelace, Christian Hankel also serves as Producer. A studio recording was created and will be released during the Fringe Fest. “Silver: A Noir Ballet,” the recording, contains all 11 songs, and features many of KC’s hardest working musicians: Desmond Mason, Johnny Hamil, Shay Estes, Kyle Dahlquist, Rich Wheeler, Brenna Hayes, Tim Gillespie and Jerod Rivers. The CD is released through area label: Money Wolf Music. More info at: http://www.silveranoirballet.com/

At 11:00 Mark talks with Krystle Warren who began her musical career in KC wowing audiences and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to French label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles.” Krystle has played many French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland. She has been compared to Tracy Chapman and Nina Simone, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle recently created her own music label: Parlour Door Music, to release: “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, and released the music in Europe. In June, 2015, all twenty-four tracks recorded for “Love Songs” became available in a limited vinyl collector’s edition featuring a 14 page booklet with lyrics, rare photos, and liners; a dvd, A Time It Was, that showcases the recording of “You Can Take Me With You”; a trifold jacket adorned with new cover art, plus a specific number for each copy. More info at http://www.krystlewarren.com. Krystle Warren is currently on tour in the United States and she plays Californo’s Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO., Friday, July 10, at 9:00 pm. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Photo of Krystle Warren by Manu Noyon

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

Show #585

WMM Playlist from July 1, 2015

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 1, 2015

Rolf Petermann of Whatever Forever & CS Luxem
+ Shaun Crowley & Manor Fest 2015
+ Music from the Crossroads Summer Block Party

Christopher Luxem, James Thomblison, Shaun Crowley, Rolf Petermann, Mark Rockwell Osman on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

Christopher Luxem, James Thomblison, Shaun Crowley, Rolf Petermann, Mark Rockwell Osman on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

10:00 – Station ID

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
from: Surrealistic Pillow / RCA – Victor / February, 1967
[Marty Balin – vocals, guitar, album design, Jack Casady – bass guitar, fuzz bass, rhythm guitar, Spencer Dryden – drums, percussion, Paul Kantner – rhythm guitar, vocals, Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, vocals, Grace Slick – vocals, piano, organ, recorder. Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) —as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love”. Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”, are listed in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.]

3. Thee Water MoccaSins – “In Bed”
from: From The Rivers of Missouri and The Banks of Fear / Independent / Feb. 22, 2012
[Thee Water MoccaSins is comprised of KC musicians Billy Smith on Guitar and Vocals; Steve Tulipana on Vocals, Guitar and Bass; John Bersuch on Drums and Percussion; and Wade Williamson on Guitar, Keyboards, and Bass. All musicians are currently involved with, or have been involved with: Roman Numerals, Season to Risk, Olympic Size, Dirt Nap, Stella Link, Bacon Shoe, Minds Under Cover and Starhaven Rounders.]

[Thee Water MoccaSins play PsychedeliMerica – 4th of July, Saturday, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, All ages, Families welcome, 4:00pm BBQ, 4:00 -6:00pm special psych DJ set from William Smith and Selecta J-Cut, 6:00pm Robot Monkey Madman, 7:00 pm Thee Water MoccaSins.]

10:11 – Underwriting

10:13 – Music of Manor Fest

4. Rachel Mallin – “Noise of the Night”
from: The Persistence of Vision EP / Independence / September 12, 2014
[During the summer of 2014, this EP was written, recorded, mixed, and produced by Rachel Mallin in her hometown of Kansas City, MO. On this four-track EP, listener’s are immersed into Rachel’s writing and production as each song musically transcends the discord of human emotion into a harmonious wave of expression. Co-mixed by Michael Kessler. Mastered by William Reeves at Centro Cellar Studio.][Rachel Mallin recently formed Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, featuring Shaun Crowley on guitar.]

[Rachel Mallin plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]

5. Dreamgirl – “Acid Wash Ocean”
from: Illuminaughty – EP / Independent / February 14, 2015
[6-piece band from St. Josesph, Missouri, formed in 2013, by members of the band, Lets Talk, Lacey Hopkins on lead vocals, Zach Sauls, Skylar Smith and Bryce Shoemaker and the St. Joe band Eyelit, Austin Marks on guitar and backing vocals, Sam Stephen on keyboards and bass. The band plays with ‘60s-inspired psychedelic & surf rock.Their new EP was self-produced, and recorded over two days, at the home of Austin Marks.]

[Deamgirl plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]

6. Toughies – “Cheek”
from: Panda House Demos / Independents / Not officially released
[4-piece, Lawrence, band formed in 2015 by, Brad Girard, Joe Gronniger, Caroline Lohrenz and Carl Smith.]

[Toughies plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]

7. Rev Gusto – “Look Out The Window”
rom: 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.]

[Rev Gusto play Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]

10:30 – Interview with Shaun Crowley

We’ve watched the band Rev Gusto grow from a band formed by high school classmates into a critically acclaimed area band that signed with High Dive Records and will be putting out a full length debut album on called “Burnt Out Friends” on July 2. Shaun Crowley is th guitarist for Rev Gusto, he is classically trained and has been enrolled in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Shaun joins us to share details on Manor Fest, the first festival sized “house show,” featuring 12 bands, in one basement, at the Shawnee Manor, July 11. Bands include: Dreamgirl, Westerners, Spirit Is the Spirit, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Scruffy & the Janitors, Pink Royal, Rev Gusto, and Your Friend.

Shaun Crowley, shared information about Manor Fest, is the first festival sized “house show,” featuring 12 bands, in one basement, at the Shawnee Manor, on Saturday, July 11.

Bands include: Dreamgirl, Westerners, Spirit Is the Spirit, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Scruffy & the Janitors, Pink Royal, Rev Gusto, and Your Friend.

Rev Gusto signed with High Dive Records (Ghosty / The ACB’s / Fourth of July / Shy Boys /The Fog) their debut full length album will be released July 2, 2015.

10:45 – Music from the Crossroads Summer Block Party

This Friday, July 3, is the Crossroads Summer Bock Party, 6:00 at 19th and Baltimore.

8. Organized Crimes – “Picking Them Out”
from: Soft Angeles / Oct. 31, 2013 – Digital Release / High Dive Records Tape Release 2015
[Kansas City band made up of Cortland Gibson, Alec Nicholas, and Sam Sartorious. Signed to High Dive Records in late 2014.]

[Organized Crimes play Crossroads Summer Block Party, Friday July 3, 6 – 9:00, at 19th & Baltimore.]

9. Monta At Odds – “Android Dreams”
from: Robots of Munich / Haymaker Records / October 26, 2014
[5th full length release from KCK based band formed by brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. Their upcoming recording: “Robots of Munich” will be released on the new record label created by Brenton Cook called Haymaker Records. Robots of Munich was released on Cassette on RSD, April 19, 2014]

[Monta At Odds play Crossroads Summer Block Party, Friday July 3, 6 – 9:00, at 19th & Baltimore.]

10. Barrel Maker – “Hands High”
from: BLK FLANL – Barrel Maker X D/WILL / Independent / March 5, 2015
[Kansas City producer/emcee D/WILL switches from focusing on solo material to going behind-the-boards for upstart artist Barrel Maker. Stream the 9-track LP produced entirely by D/WILL.]

[Barrel Maker & D/Will play Crossroads Summer Block Party, Fri July 3, at 19th & Baltimore.]

11. Your Friend – “Bangs”
from: Jekyll / Hyde – EP / Domino Records / February 20, 2014
[Lawrence based Taryn Blake Miller was signed to Domino Records. Jekyll/Hyde is available on cassette tape from the Whatever Forever.]

[Your Friend plays the Crossroads Summer Block Party, Fri, July 3, at 19th & Baltimore.]
[Tour Friend plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Music from Whatever Forever

12. Arc Flash – “Blood”
from: Black Market Time Tech / Independent / March 10, 2015
[“The three members are very complex. Guitarist and vocalist James Thomblison, often clad in a vibrant sweater dress while playing, represents the neutral side of this equation. Drummer Mark Osman tends to speak more positively, while bassist Lewis Guillen is a tad touchy, moody, even pessimistic at times.” – Fally Afani, Lawrence Journal-World, May 13, 2015]

13. CS Luxem – “Richland Silt”
from: June Igloo / Whatever Forever / Cassette Release Jan. 31, 2014 / Digital Release: July 17 2013]
[Experimental ghost folk psychedelic soul from Lawrence, Kansas. Recorded at SeedCo Studios in Lawrence, KS during May and June of 2013. CS Luxem on vocals, guitar, & bass; Andrew Fredrick on guitars & drums; Mark Rockwell on drums. Recording Engineered by: Brian Miller, Rolf Petermann, Andrew Frederick, and Mark Rockwell. Mastering by: Brian Miller.]

11:07 – Interview with Rolf Petermann, Christopher Luxem, Mark Rockwell Osman, James Thomblison

Rolf Petermann is the founder of Whatever Forever, a Post-Post, Pre-Reality Tape Label and Music Collective in Lawrence, Kansas. Rolf joins us to share information about Whatever Forever’s new compilation tape – mostly local psych rock, that will be released July 24 and 25, at Forever Fest, in Lawrence, Kansas!

We were joined by musicians: Christopher Luxem, who performs as CS Luxem, and plays with Your Friend. Mark Rockell Osman who plays drums and records and collaborates with CS Luxem and also plays in Arc Flash, James Thomblison who is the lead singer of Arc Flash. All are associated with Whatever Forever.

11:15

14. CS Luxem – “Get Those Donuts Out” (Live)
Christopher Luxem on vocal effects.

Christopher Luxem, James Thomblison, Mark Rockwell Osman on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

Christopher Luxem, James Thomblison, Mark Rockwell Osman on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

CS Luxem plays First Fridays at SeedCo Gallery at 2016 Main, Kansas City, MO. Opening Reception: July 3rd 5:00-9:00pm Featuring artist LOUIS COPT and Collaborative works by SEEDCO STUDIOS Resident Artists. Music at 9:00: JOSH BERWANGER / CS LUXEM / PSYCHIC HEAT

Forever Fest 2015 and COMPILATION TAPE RELEASE!!! – Friday, July 24 6pm –
Night ONE, the pre-party AT the Replay Lounge!!! BBQ/ potluck + 2 STAGES! –
OUTSIDE early show, ALL AGES!! — INSIDE rock ‘n’ roll, 21+

Outside 6pm:
Invisible Public Library
Danny Pound & Doug McKinney
The Ovaries-eez
Agent X-12

Inside 10pm:
Arc Flash
Dean Monkey & the Dropouts
The Fog
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk

Night TWO, Saturday, July 25 4pm, ALL AGES!!
Countryside freak fest in N. Lawrence (1731 E 1675 Rd, near Bismarck Gardens)

4pm:
DJ Aether + BBQ/ potluck

6pm:
No Magic
YOUNGEST CHILDREN
Heidi Lynne Gluck
Paper Buffalo

8pm:
Toughies
CS Luxem
Gnarly Davidson
Your Friend.
No Cave

MIDNIGHT:
Mysterious Clouds
1MLY
Lousy

11:26

15. CS Luxem – “Front Porch” (Live)
Christopher Luxem on voice & guitar, James Thomblison on bass, Mark Rockwell Osman on drums.

Christopher Luxem, James Thomblison, on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

Christopher Luxem, James Thomblison, on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

James Thomblison on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

James Thomblison on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 1, 2015.

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10:38

16. CS Luxem – “With The Dogs” (Live)
Christopher Luxem on voice & guitar, James Thomblison on bass, Mark Rockwell Osman on drums.

Rolf Petermann, Christopher Luxem, Mark Rockwell, and James Thomblison, thanks for being with us on WMM.

We spent most of our second hour with Rolf Petermann and musicians Christopher Luxem, who performs as CS Luxem, Mark Rockell Osman who plays drums and records and collaborates with CS Luxem and also plays in Arc Flash, James Thomblison who is the lead singer of Arc Flash. All are associated with Whatever Forever, a Tape Label and Music Collective in Lawrence, Kansas. Whatever Forever’s new compilation tape – mostly local psych rock, that will be released July 24 and 25, at Forever Fest, in Lawrence, Kansas!

First Fridays at SeedCo Gallery at 2016 Main. Opening Reception: July 3rd 5:00-9:00pm Featuring artist LOUIS COPT and Collaborative works by SEEDCO STUDIOS Resident Artists. Music at 9:00: JOSH BERWANGER / CS LUXEM / PSYCHIC HEAT

SeedCo Studios: is a visual arts and music space ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art.

For more info: http://www.whatevertapes.com

11:46 – Underwriting
11:48

17. Doby Watson – “Lesbian Girlfriend”
from: Live-In Son / Double Shift Music / Oct. 17, 2014.
Cassettes available from Error Records.
[Watson performed the songs live, while being recorded, in Ross Brown’s basement in Kansas City, MO. The next day, also in Brown’s basement, Grant Buell (Rhodes), Jerad Tomasino (vocals) and Hannah Jensen (viola), having never practiced with each other or Watson, improvised their parts over the live recordings of Watson. Richard Gintowt added additional vocals at his home in San Francisco, CA. The songs sat for some time until they were picked up by Ryan Brewer, who added electric guitar, field recordings and auxiliary percussion while he mixed the songs in Champaign, IL. The results were mastered by Cory Schulz in MIlwaukee, WI. All songs written by Doby Watson except “I Wish That Everything” and “Desert Storm”, both written by Matthew Hoppock. Used with permission.]

11:54

18. Actors & Actresses – “Obscura”
from: Pyre / Independent / May 25, 2015
[Scott Bennett on bass, synth, vocals; Andrew Schiller on guitar; David Sumner on drums, samples; Brian Hargrave on monotron on ‘Frite Nite’ . All songs written & performed by Actors&Actresses. Recorded and Mixed at Element Recording Studios & Massive Sound by David Gaumé, Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. Artwork by Orion VonOntjes More info at: http://www.orionvonontjes.com / http://www.aaaband.com / actorsactresses.bandcamp.com – other Actors&Actresses releases / http://www.facebook.com/actorsactresses

11:59:30

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

Next week on July 8, Christian Hankel joins us to share his new music from Silver, the noir ballet that he composed and is producing for KC Fringe Fest, at the City Stage in Union Station, starting July 17. The show features an 8-piece jazz ensemble performing live on stage with the dancers. A recording was created to provide the choreographer with an accurate version of the music and Christian decided to release the CD at the Fringe Fest. Silver, the recording, contains 11 songs, featuring Johnny Hamil, Shay Estes, and Desmond Mason. ALSO next week, we welcome back to the show one of our most favorite performers and guests of all time, Krystle Warren, who will be performing July 10 at Californo’s.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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

Show #584

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Music from Whatever Forever + Manor Fest + Crossroads Summer Block Party

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 1, 2015

Arc Flash, CS Luxem & Rolf Petermann
+ Shaun Crowley & Manor Fest 2015
+ Music from the Crossroads Summer Block Party

Mark plays New & Mid Coastal Releases from: Actors & Actresses, Arc Flash, CS Luxem, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Dreamgirl, Rev Gusto, Your Friend, Monta At Odds, Organized Crimes, Barrel Maker & D/Will, Doby Watson, and Thee Water Moccasins.

At 10:30 Mark talks with Shaun Crowley, guitarist for the band Rev Gusto, who joins us to share details on Manor Fest 2015. Manor Fest is the first festival sized “house show,” featuring 12 bands, in one basement, at the Shawnee Manor, July 11. Bands include: Dreamgirl, Westerners, Spirit Is the Spirit, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Scruffy & the Janitors, Pink Royal, Rev Gusto, and Your Friend.

At 11:00 Mark welcomes Rolf Petermann, of Whatever Forever Tapes, who joins us to talk about Whatever Forever’s new compilation tape – mostly local psych rock, that will be released July 24 and 25, at Forever Fest, in Lawrence, Kansas! Joining Rolf will be members of CS Luxem and Arc Flash who will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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

Show #584

WMM Playlist from June 24, 2015

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, June 24, 2015

New Music from Sinple +
Hank Wiedel & Lawrence Field Day Fest

10:00 – Station ID

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Sharon Van Etten – “I Don’t Want to Let You Down”
from: I Don’t Want to Let You Down – EP / Jagjaguar / June 9, 2015
[Brooklyn based singer–songwriter, currently on tour in the UK.]

10:07

3. Shamir – “Hot Mess” (Vinyl)
from: Ratchet / XL / May 19, 2015
[Debut album from Shamir Bailey, born November 7, 1994, known by his stage name Shamir. An American singer and songwriter from Las Vegas, Nevada, his debut EP, Northtown, was released in June 2014 to positive reviews. In October 2014 Shamir signed to XL Recordings and released the single “On the Regular.” Shamir is known for his androgynous countertenor voice. Radio.com wrote that his singing voice, “like Joplin’s, stops you in your tracks.” Shamir has said that he does not mind having his voice described as androgynous, but notes that “countertenor” is the correct term: “It’s not feminine, it’s not masculine. It’s a happy medium … I feel like if the world was more like that, our problems would be gone.”]

4. Wire – “Joust And Jostle”
from: That’s My Bike / Pink Flag / April 13, 2015
[14th studio album from English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), and Robert Gotobed (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album—a key early document of the scene—and were later central to the development of post-punk.]

10:14

5. Jamie xx – “Loud Places (feat. Romy)”
from: In Colour / Young Turks / May 29, 2015
[Debut studio album from Jamie Smith known as Jamie xx, born October 28, 1988. Jamie xx is an English music producer and remix artist who is known both as a solo act and as a member of the London-based band The xx.]

6. Mates of State – “Staring Contest”
from: You’re Going To Make It – EP / Barsuk / June 16, 2015
[8th studio album from American indie pop duo, active since 1997. The group consists of the husband-and-wife team of Kori Gardner (vocals, organ, synthesizer, piano, electric piano, and occasional guitar) and Jason Hammel (vocals, drums, percussion, and occasional synthesizer). Gardner and Hammel first met in Lawrence, Kansas, while both were involved in relationships with other people. Even though they exchanged e-mails regularly, they did not get together till three months later; by that time, they were both single again, and from there the two became inseparable.]

10:23 – Underwriting

10:25

7. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Hey, Kansas City (feat. Victor & Penny)”
from: Hey, Kansas City! – Single / Independent / April 7, 2015

[David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, TONIGHT, June 24, with Dan and the Lion]

[David George & A Crooked Mile play Lawrence Field Day Fest Sat, June 27, at 9:00 pm at Jackpot.]

8. Mr. and the Mrs. – “Sink Your Teeth Like Ships”
from: Sink Your Teeth Like Ships – Single / Woody Records / February 13, 2015
[B-side is “Killing Floor.” Husband and wife duo from Hillsdale, Kansas, in 2011.]

[Mr. and the Mrs. play Lawrence Field Day Fest Thursday, June 25, at 10:00 pm at Taproom.]

10:30 – Interview with Hank Wiedel

Hank Wiedel
is curating the 2015 Lawrence Field Day Fest, June 24 – 27, 2015, featuring over 50 bands, in three days, on four stages at: The Bottleneck, Replay, Jackpot, and Taproom. More info at: http://hellohamhawks.wix.com/lawrencefielddayfest

Hank Wiedel thanks for being with us on WMM.

Venues / Bands

Thursday, June 25th

Bottleneck Stage: ALL AGES
Voyager (8 PM)
Chastity Belt (9 PM)
Jorge Arana Trio (10 PM)
Spencer Mackenzie Brown (11 PM)

Replay Stage: 21+
The Ovaries-eez (10 PM)
Sugar Britches (11 PM)
Various Blonde (12 AM)
Paper Buffalo (1 AM)

Jackpot Stage: ALL AGES
Toughies (7 PM)
Bonzo Madrid (8 PM)
The Clementines (9 PM)
Rev Gusto (10 PM)
No Cave (11 PM)

Taproom Stage: 21+
Vedettes (9 PM)
Mr. and the Mrs. (10 PM)
Not A Planet (11 PM)
Pink Royal (12 AM)

Friday, June 26th

Bottleneck Stage: ALL AGES
Drew Black and Dirty Electric (8 PM)
Captiva (9 PM)
Admiral of the Red (10 PM)
Josh Berwanger Band (11 PM)
Red Kate (12 AM)

Replay Stage: 21+
Sona (9 PM)
Crystal Baller (10 PM)
Something and the Whatevers (11 PM)
Sister Rat (12 AM)
Sedlec Ossuary (1 AM)

Jackpot Stage: ALL AGES
Nicholas St. James (8 PM)
Arc Flash (9 PM)
David George & A Crooked Mile (10 PM)
The Electric Lungs (11 PM)
The Sluts (12 AM)

Taproom Stage: 21+
Mad Kings (10 PM)
David Hasselhoff On Acid (11 PM)
Domineko // Le$ Paul (12 AM – 1:30 AM)

Saturday, June 27th

Bottleneck Stage: ALL AGES
Oceanside Hotels (8 PM)
The Rackatees (9 PM)
La Guerre (10 PM)
The Noise FM (11 PM)
Westerners (12 AM)

Replay Stage: 21+
The People’s Punk Band (9 PM)
Federation of Horsepower (10 PM)
Varma Cross (11 PM)
Bruiser Queen (12 AM)
Maybe Not (1 AM)

Jackpot Stage: ALL AGES
EYES OF IOLITE (7 PM)
Young Readers (8 PM)
The Philistines (9 PM)
Gnarly Davidson (10 PM)
Psychic Heat (11 PM)

Taproom Stage: 21+
Lusty Flowers (9 PM)
Heidi Gluck (10 PM)
Your Friend (11 PM)
Father Orson (12AM)

Lawrence Field Day Fest, June 24 – 27, 2015, featuring over 50 bands, in three days, on four stages at: The Bottleneck, Replay, Jackpot, and Taproom. More info at: http://hellohamhawks.wix.com/lawrencefielddayfest

10:45 – Music from Lawrence Field Day Fest

9. Captiva – “Smooth Interrogation”
from: Smooth Interrogation / Independent / April 10, 2015
[Formed in 2013, Patrick McQuaid on lead guitar & vocals, Jackson Ries on lead vocals & guitar, Hank Wiedel on drums , Murphy Smith on bass. Recorded at Temple Sounds. Tim Gutschenritter – Producer
Jeremy Wilson – Engineer.]

[Captiva plays Lawrence Field Day Fest Friday, June 26, at 9:00 pm at Bottleneck.]

15. La Guerre – “Dead Bolt”
from: Sapphires / The Record Machine / January 20, 2015
[La Guerre is the French for “war.”Sapphires was produced, engineered by Joshua Browning who also played bass. Percussion: Beau Bruns, Chris Brower. Guitar/Additional Vox: Charles Calhoun, Gavin Snider; Trombone: Joshua Landau; Additional Vox: Will Weinstein. All songs written by Katlyn Conroy. Katlyn Conroy, is a female singer and songwriter from Lawrence, Kansas. She was part of the critically acclaimed band, Cowboy Indian Bear. She was the recipient of the 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. You can a listen to her music at http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

[La Guerre plays Lawrence Field Day Fest Saturday, June 27, at 10:00 pm at Bottleneck.]
Sinple plays a special “O” Album Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, on Friday, June 26, at 9:00pm with La Guerre, and Jorge Arana Trio.

11. The Philistines – “Twitch of the Death Nerve”
from: forthcoming debut LP that The Philistines will be releasing this summer. [KC based rock ‘n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimberley Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar and vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded and mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound, mastered by Dave Gaume.]

[The Philistines play Town Center for Sunset Music Fest, Saturday, June 26]

[The Philistines play Lawrence Field Day Fest Saturday, June 27, at 9:00 pm at Jackpot Lounge.]

12. Psychic Heat – “Stargazer (Live)”
from: Lighter and Brighter – Live EP / Whatever Forever Tapes / March 13, 2015
[Cassette reissue of 2013 EP Lighter and Higher on side A with Live Performances of those songs on Side B. Steve/Evan Herd on guitar and vocals, Tanner Spreer on guitar, Sam Boatright on bass and vocals, and Ricky Barkosky on drums. You can learn about their music at: http://www.psychicheat.bandcamp.com

[Psychic Heat play Lawrence Field Day Fest Saturday, June 27, at 11:00 pm at Jackpot Lounge.]

11:00 – Station ID

13. Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 – “Alright Now!” (45 rpm 7-inch Vinyl) (3:34)

from: “Alright Now!” b/w “Stop Mr. Ice Cream Man!” Single / Sunflower Soul / June 19, 2015
[Recorded live to analog tape. All songs written by Chris Hazelton. Chris Hazelton – Hammond B-3 Organ , Nick Howell – Trumpet , Nick Rowland – Alto Sax , Brett Jackson – Baritone Sax , Matt Hopper – Guitar , Danny Rojas – Drums , Pat Conway – Congas & Cowbell. Recorded, mixed, & produced by Chris Hazelton.
Mastered by Brendan McReynolds.]

[Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 play Green Lady Lounge, Friday, June 26.]

14. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”
from: Multi-Love / Jagjaguar / May 26, 2015
[3rd album from American and New Zealand rock band composed of singer, guitarist and songwriter Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Riley Geare.]

15. Jorge Arana Trio – “Dagger” (45 rpm 7-inch Vinyl)
from: Split 7″ Single by Jorge Arana Trio + Ambulants / Independent / November 5, 2013
[Jorge Arana Trio + Chaski Zapata-Dye – Violion, Jorge Arana – Guitar, Josh Enyart – Drums, Jason Nash – Bass. Recorded at Trim The Fat Studios, Summer 2013. Engineered by Jason Nash with additional help from Justin Wilson. Mixed and mastered by Paul Malinowski. Album art by Andy Ozier. Album photography by Alex Bonham-Carter.]

[Jorge Arana Trio plays Lawrence Field Day Fest Thursday, June 25, at 10:00 pm at The Bottleneck.]
[Jorge Arana Trio play The Brick, Fri, June 26, at 9:00pm w/ Sinple’s Album Release and La Guerre.]

11:15 – Interview with Sinple

Sinple is the electronic music project of Jesse Bartmess who plays synths, drum machine, and vocals. The project has recently grown to include: Natasha Derakhshanian on violin, Chris on guitar, and Allan Jones on vocals. Sinple plays a special “O” Album Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, on Friday, June 26, at 9:00pm with La Guerre, and Jorge Arana Trio. Sinple plays Records With Merritt, Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 pm, with HMPH, and Second Hand King. Sinple also plays Mills Record Company, Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 pm, with Moniker Mann. More info at http://sinple.bandcamp.com/

Jesse Bartmess joined us with friend and violinist Natasha Derakhshanian.

11:22

16. Sinple – “She Burns Flags”
from: “0” (Zero) / Independent / June 26, 2015
[Mastered at Element Recording]

11:33

17. Sinple – “The Becoming”
from: “0” (Zero) / Independent / June 26, 2015
[Mastered at Element Recording]

11:40

18. Sinple – “UV”
from: “0” / Independent / June 26, 2015
[Mastered at Element Recording]

11:43

Jesse Bartmess Thanks for being with us on WMM!

Sinple plays a special “O” Album Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, on Friday, June 26, at 9:00pm with La Guerre, and Jorge Arana Trio. Sinple plays Records With Merritt, Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 pm, with HMPH, and Second Hand King. Sinple also plays Mills Record Company, Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 pm, with Moniker Mann. More info at http://sinple.bandcamp.com/

11:44 – Underwriting

11:46

Julia Esperanza Davila
(May 25, 1933 – June 19, 2015)

On the eve of the eve of the Summer Solstice, during transition from one physical space to the next, our dear Julia decided to make the leap into the stars. Always ahead of her time. Her spirituality, and belief in the cycle of life, and how we are all connected, was an inspiration to me. She shined her love on to so many. We all lived together, as a family, for the last 8 years, and before that she was just across the street. Her son Caleb has been such a good son to her, he is a great example of how to care. He loved her so dearly. Our home feels so different with Julia gone. We all loved her so much and will carry her beautiful and peaceful spirit with us as we go forward. Love and peace to you all.

11:50

19. The Beatles – “Julia”
from: The Beatles / Apple / November 22, 1968
[“Julia” was written and performed by John Lennon, for his mother, Julia Lennon (1914–1958), who was knocked down and killed by a car driven by a drunk off-duty police officer when John was 17 years old. Julia Lennon had encouraged her son’s interest in music and bought him his first guitar. But after she split with John’s father, John was taken in by his aunt, Mimi, and Julia started a new family with another man; though she lived just a few miles from John, Julia did not spend much time with him for a number of years. Their relationship began to improve as he neared adolescence, though, and in the words of his half-sister, Julia Baird: “As he grew older, John would stay with us more often.]

20. Mary Epworth – “Long Gone”
from: Dream Life / Highline Records / 2015
[British singer and songwriter who makes music influenced by traditional English songs, 60s west coast psychedelia, and Greek progressive rock.Her debut album Dream Life was released in June 2012, again on Hand of Glory Records in the UK, and garnered the singer-songwriter airtime on BBC 6 Music and Radio 1, as well as appearances at Bristol Ladyfest, Hop Farm Festival and Bestival in the same year.]

21. Neil Young – “Families”
from: Living With War / Reprise / May 2, 2006

22. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”

from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org


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WMM Playlist from June 17, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Music from The Center of the City Fest
+ Johnny Hamil’s GAV7D Project – Vocals
+ Guest DJs: Michael Tankersley & Joelle St. Pierre


1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Black Luck – “Cover It Up”
from: Firebrand / Blue Note Records / September 23, 2014
[Critically acclaimed garage punk rock n roll from Lawrence. Formed in 2012 with members Wade Kelly, John Benda, and Aaron Riffel. Black Luck recently changed their name from Black on Black and became a 4-piece band with the addition of Jason Jones. Firebrand was Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Steve Squire.]

[Black Luck play 4th Annual Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 11:50 pm.]

10:05

3. The People’s Punk Band – “Immolation”
from: Immolation – Single / Independent / March 17, 2015
[5-piece band from Emporia and Lawrence, Kansas, with: Tim Mohn, Jimmy Kegin, Ean Kessler, James Ehlers, and Jason Meier. Featuring Gregg Todt on drums, “Immolation” was recorded and mixed by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab and mastered by Kliph Scurlock. More info at: http://peoplespunkband.bandcamp.com/%5D

[The People’s Punk Band play Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 11:15 pm.]

4. The Haddonfields – “Down with the Ship”
from: That’s My Bike / Throwing Things Records / August 28, 2014
[St. Louis, Missouri, 4-piece pop punk rock band formed in the Spring of 2003. The current lineup has been together since 2008 with: Curt Kaemmerer on vocals & guitar; Noel Swain on drums & vocals; Daren Gratton on guitar & vocals; Lew Naeger on vocals & bass. More information at: http://facebook.com/thehaddonfields.%5D

[The Haddonfields play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Friday, June 19, at 8:20 pm.]

5. Hössferatu – “Throat” (Vinyl)
from: Hössferatu / Independent / March 15, 2014
[Argentine, KCK, 5-piece doom metal/stoner rock band with: Ryan Hill on guitar; Joey Hamm on bass; Jason Brown on guitar; Gregg Todt on drums; Matt Walsh on vocals. More info at http://www.hossferatu.bandcamp.com

[Hössferatu play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Friday, June 19, at 10:40 pm.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15

6. Victor & Penny – “The Privilege”
rom: The GAV7D Project – Thanks for Everything / Independent / June 21, 2015
[Inspired by Anne Winter. Produced by Chad Meise. Written and arranged by Johnny Hamil]

10:18 – Interview with Johnny Hamil

Musician and composer Johnny Hamil is a teacher, a bass player, a composer, a band member who collaborates with jazz combos, theatre productions, The Malachy Papers, and many musicians in Kansas City. Johnny is one of the founding members of the band Mr. Marco’s V7, a band that has reinvented themselves with each new release, and changed and evolved with different line-ups. Known for their experimental, instrumental music. Johnny joins us today to share more details about his GAV7D Project, the vocal release: “GAV7D – Thanks For Everything.” There will be a special release performance, Sunday, June 21, at 8:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, KCMO.

Johnny told us that for ALL of the music he has composed for the band came to him in his dreams. 4 years ago Johnny’s dream compositions included lyrics for the first time, and this set him on a new path to create, the GAWD project, which is not Mr. Marco’s V7 proper, but it is members of the V7 from throughout the long history of the the band. The concept was to collaborate a vocal version of a composition with musical friends and then have various lineups of the V7 family interpret the material in different ways.

Selections from the GAWD project first premiered at the Folk Alliance International – Kick Off Party, Feb. 18, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.

GAV7D Project, the vocal release: “GAV7D – Thanks For Everything” will have a special release performance, Sun, June 21, at 8:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Most of the singers involved in the GAV7D vocal record will be there to perform live. Special guests include: Chad Meise, Kent Burnham, Kyle Dalhquist, and vocalists: Howard Iceberg, Steve Tulipana, and Anna Cole, Kasey Rausch, Matt Tady, Mark Stevenson, David Regnier, John Bersuch’s/Bacon Shoe, Liz Spillman, Erin Bopp, Mikal Shapiro, Rex Hobart, Calandra Ysquierdo, Cody Wyoming, and Amy Farrand. CDs or Download Sticker will be available.

The core band includes: Hamil on bass, Mark Southerland on saxophone, Beau Bledsoe on oud, Kent Burnham on drums, Mike Stover on mantar and lap steel and Kyle Dahlquist on trombone and accordion. Guests will include guitarists Mikal Shapiro, Jeff Freling, Nick Howell, Kent Burnham, Chris Tady, and Marco Pascolini, as the band will transform into a five-piece Punk Funk Polka Band; a Noir Cartoon Jazz Band, and a Free Exotica Middle Eastern Band.

Songs include: “Eastwood Got Skinny, Travolta Got Fat,” “Polyester Rehab Scenario,” “Study Chemical Emotional Physical Realignment,” “Don’t Call Me Mr. Smartie Pants,” “The Difference Between Art and Sadness” and “For Those Who Breathe.”

Johnny Hamil is also the organizer of the 6th annual KC BASS FEST 2015, featuring Francois Rabbath. The Festival starts Friday June 19, through Tuesday, June 23, at Shawnee Mission North High School, 7401 Johnson Ddrive, Mission, kansas, 66202. Classes and workshops during the day, and concerts in the evenings. On Monday, June 22, at 7:00pm – 9:00pm, at Park University Chapel, Parkville, Missouri 64152, Francois Rabbath and Sylvain Rabbath perform in concert ! A special performance between the Legend and his amazing son playing new pieces and old! This concert will be one you will remember forever. More info at kcbassworkshop.com under kcbassfest. Get tickets here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1649606

GAV7D Project, the vocal release: “GAV7D – Thanks For Everything” will have a special release performance, Sun, June 21, at 8:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCM

10:30

7. Hipshot Killer – “Gimme Something Better”
from: The Center of The City 2015 Compilation / Independent / June, 2015
[KC based 3-piece power punk band formed in the fall of 2008. Current line up includes: Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Thomas Becker (Beautiful Bodies), on Drums. The band released their debut record Hipshot Killer, April 29, 2011, and are currently working on their new release.]

[Hipshot Killer play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Thursday, June 18, at 8:10pm.]

10:33 – Interview with Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander is a very busy guy. He is a guitarist and singer in the power punk trio, Hipshot Killer. Mike has been a part of the Center of the City Fest for the past 4 years and is also one of this year’s organizers of the Fest. Mike is also a much sought after guitar player and he regularly performs live and records with John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, and The Starhaven Rounders. Mike returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share all the details about the 4th Annual Center of the City Fest, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 18, 19, and 20, at Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main St., Kansas City, Missouri.

New music from Hipshot Killer – Current line up includes: Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Thomas Becker (Beautiful Bodies), on Drums for these recordings.

With the closing of Vandals at 3740 Broadway, formerly Kenny’s Newsroom, and the home of Center of The City Fest from the beginning, many were worried, but Harling’s Upstairs has stepped in to become this year’s host venue.

Mike Alexander and Thad Nugent of Smash The State were on Chris Haghirian’s Eight One Sixty radio program on The Bridge last week. It was fun hearing about how 4 years ago, The Center of The City Fest was created in response to The Middle of The Map Fest, and how there became some crossover bands between the festivals, and ultimately Center of The City helped wave the banner of the KC area’s Punk scene.

The Fest features many variations of Punk. The KC area scene includes many bands.

4th Annual Center of The City Fest, June 18, 19, 20, Harling’s Upstairs
More info at: http://www.cotcfest.com/

The Line Up

Thursday June 18:
7:00 Semiotic Weapons
7:35 Billy Badass
8:10 Hipshot Killer *
8:45 The Uncouth *
9:20 Wrong Alice
9:55 The Plug Uglies
11:05 Uberticker
11:40 Protestors
12:15 Lazy Ol’ Bitch

Friday June 19:
6:00 Deco Auto *
6:35 The Electric Lungs *
7:10 Biff Tannens *
7:45 Rackatees
8:20 The Haddonfields *
8:55 Odds Against
9:30 Dead Ven *
10:05 The Death Scene
10:40 Hossferatu *
11:15 Red Kate *
11:50 Four Arm Shiver
12:25 Bombs over Broadway *

Saturday June 20:
6:00 The Bad Ideas *
6:35 Fiscal Spliff
7:10 The Shidiots
7:45 Brutally Frank
8:20 The Wilderness
8:55 Smash the State *
9:30 Scene of Irony
10:05 Iron Guts Kelly *
10:40 Bottle Breakers *
11:15 People’s Punk Band *
11:50 Black Luck *
12:25 Stiff Middle Fingers

10:43

8. The Biff Tannens – “Smoking Mylar”
from: The Center of The City 2015 Compilation / Independent / June, 2015
[KCMO 3-piece Punk/Grunge Rock band, formed in 2012, with Duke White on vocals & guitar; Jessica White on bass & backing noises; and Gregword on drums. Named for the antagonist character from the “Back to the Future” films. The band’s debut album, “Johnny Dare is a Douche,” was released February 1, 2014. The Biff Tannens are currently working on their sophomore album.]

[The Biff Tannens play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Friday, June 19, at 7:10 pm.]

9. Smash The State – “Cocktail Party”
from: the cassette e.p. / Independent / March 20, 2012
[KCMO Hardcore Punk band fromed in December, 2009, with: Mike Yeager on vocals; Dustin Bigelow on guitars; Thad Nugent on guitars; Matt Warriner on bass; Josh Smithey on drums.]

[Smash The State play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 8:55 pm.]

10:48

We’re talking with Mike Alexander of the band Hipshot Killer, part of the Center of the City Fest for the past 4 years and also one of this year’s organizers of the Fest.

The guys from Smash The State: Mike Yeager, Dustin Bigelow, Thad Nugent, Matt Warriner and Josh Smithey have been a big part of the genesis and organization of the Center of The City Fest.

The 4th Annual Center of the City Fest, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 18, 19, and 20, at Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main St., KCMO. More info at: http://www.cotcfest.com

10:58

10. The Bad Ideas – “Apocalypse Detroit”
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City. Premiere vinyl release on the “Mills Record Company” label.The Bad Idea’s full length debut, Lesson #1, was on our list of The Best Recordings of 2013. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. The Kansas City based punk band, was formed in October 2011. Driven by original songs and influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. The band members include: Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; 
Britt Adair on guitar & back-up vocals, Meredith McGrade on bass & back-up vocals, and George Magers on drums.]

[The Bad Ideas play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 6:00 pm.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Guest DJs: Mike Tankersley & Joelle St. Pierre

Mike Tankersley is an artist, and a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. Mike has been working for 15 years with art and furniture. Mike is als a guitar player and keyboard player, and works as a producer, sometimes practicing in Joelle’s basement, creating new music and new recordings.

Joelle St. Pierre is an avid music lover and chronic volunteer. She tolds us that music, both recorded and live, weaves a transformative fabric in her life supporting her need for freedom of expression, independence and creativity. By day, Joelle is an insurance agent and by night, she works as a Faux finish painter along with volunteer work for 90.1 FM, Middle of The Map Fest, Folk Alliance International, Boulivardia, Midwest Music Foundation, and many other not-for-profit groups.

Michael Tankersley & Joelle St. Pierre Thanks for being with us on WMM!

11. Girl For Samson – “Black Top”
from: Harriett / Independent / unreleased demo recordings

11:05

12. The Clash – “Lost in the Super Market”
from: London Calling / CBS / December 14, 1979
[After recording their second studio album Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978), the band separated from their manager Bernard Rhodes. This separation meant that the group had to leave their rehearsal studio in Camden Town and find another location to compose their music. Drawing inspiration from rockabilly, ska, reggae and jazz, the band began work on the album during the summer of 1979. Tour manager Johnny Green had found the group a new place to rehearse called Vanilla Studios, which was located in the back of a garage in Pimlico. The Clash quickly wrote and recorded demos, with Mick Jones composing and arranging much of the music and Joe Strummer writing the lyrics. As early as their second album, the Clash had started to depart from the punk rock sound. While touring in the United States twice in 1979, they chose supporting acts such as rhythm and blues artists Bo Diddley, Sam & Dave, Lee Dorsey, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, as well as neotraditional country artist Joe Ely and punk rockabilly band the Cramps.]

13. William Onyeabor – “Jungle Gods” (Vinyl)
from: Who is William Onyeabor / Luaka Bob Records / 2014
[William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria, born in 1945 or 1946, his songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. According to the Luaka Bop record label, Onyeabor “self-released 8 albums between 1977 and 1985 and then became a born-again Christian, refusing ever to speak about himself or his music again….By attempting to speak with Onyeabor himself, and by talking to people who seem to have firsthand knowledge, Luaka Bop has been trying to construct an accurate biography of him for the past 18 months…without success.” In 2014, the music website, Noisey, affiliated to Vice magazine, released a 31-minute documentary, Fantastic Man, that documents Onyeabor’s history and legacy as well as Noisey’s attempt to track him down for an interview. 2014 also saw a touring supergroup called the Atomic Bomb! Band come together to play Onyeabor’s music at a series of concerts and festivals around the world, the group includes David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and Money Mark (of the Beastie Boys). In December 2014, William Onyeabor made his first radio appearance on the Lauren Laverne Show on BBC 6 Music, where he stated “I only create music that will help the world”, whilst also admitting that he has never played live, despite announcing that he had plans to release new material.]

14. Gary Clark Jr – “The Bright Lights”
from: The Bright Lights [EP] / Warner Bros. / August 8, 2011

11:34 – Underwriting

15. My Morning Jacket – “Spring Among the Living” (Vinyl)
from: The Waterfall Side / ATO Records / May 4, 2015

16. Blind Faith – “Can’t Find My Way Home”
from: Blind Faith / Polydor / August 1969
[Blind Faith were an English blues rock band, composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. The band, which was one of the first “super-groups”, released their only album, Blind Faith, in August 1969. They were stylistically similar to the bands in which Winwood, Baker, and Clapton had most recently participated, Traffic and Cream. They helped to pioneer the genre of blues/rock fusion.]

17. Sleater-Kinney – “Fangless” (Vinyl)
rom: No Cities To Love / Sub Pop Records / January 20, 2015
[8th studio album from Sleater-Kinney, formed in early 1994 in Olympia, Washington, by Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein. The group’s name is derived from Sleater Kinney Road, Interstate 5 exit number 108 in Lacey, Washington, the location of one of their early practice spaces. Tucker was formerly in the influential riot grrrl band Heavens to Betsy, while Brownstein was formerly in the queercore band Excuse 17. They often played at gigs together and formed Sleater-Kinney as a side-project from their respective bands. When Heavens to Betsy and Excuse 17 disbanded, Sleater-Kinney became their primary focus. Janet Weiss of Quasi is the band’s longest lasting and final drummer, though Sleater-Kinney has had other drummers, including Lora Macfarlane, Misty Farrell, and Toni Gogin. Upon Tucker’s graduation from The Evergreen State College (where Brownstein remained a student for three more years), she and then-girlfriend Brownstein took a trip to Australia in early 1994. Their last day there, they stayed up all night recording what would become their self-titled debut album. It was released the following spring. They followed this with Call the Doctor (1996) and Dig Me Out (1997), and became critical darlings. The lineup features: Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), and Janet Weiss (drums).]

18. Kings of Leon – “Supersoaker”
from: Mechanical Bull (Deluxe Version) / RCA Records / September 20, 2013

19. Girl for Samson – “Marlback”
from: Sleep Novox / Independent / unknown release date

20. Ty Segall – It’s Over” (Vinyl)
from: Manipulator / Drag City / August 26, 2014
[7th studio album by American rock musician Ty Segall. The album took 14 months to complete, much longer than any previous Segall release. It is also his longest album yet, clocking in at 56 minutes.]

11:55

21. Debbie Harry – “French Kissing”
from: Rock Bird / Geffen / November 15, 1986
[Rockbird was Harry’s second solo album, and came four years after the split of Blondie in 1982. Harry had largely put her music career on hold during the mid-1980s in order to look after boyfriend Chris Stein who had been diagnosed with a serious illness. The album was produced by Seth Justman, a key member of the J. Geils Band. Released in November 1986, there were five variations of the album artwork with the lettering in either green, orange, purple, pink and yellow.]

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

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

Next week on Wed, June 24, Hank Weidel joins us to talk about Lawrence Field Day, June 25 – 27. And in our second hour, Jesse Bartmess who records and performs under the moniker, Sinple, will play live in our 90.1 FM studios. 


90.1 FM’s crystal clear, 100,000 watt signal, delivers some of the best quality of sound you will hear in the metro radio airwaves.


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