Wednesday MidDay Medley plays more New & Local Releases + Guest Producer: Katlyn Conroy

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Guest Producer: Katlyn Conroy

La Guerre (Katlyn Conroy) photographed by Jason Dailey

La Guerre (Katlyn Conroy) photographed by Jason Dailey

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Radkey, Dolls On Fire, Sunday Heroine, Light Music, Lauren Anderson, Holy White Hounds, PEARS, The Mynabirds, Thee Oh Sees, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beans on Toast, The Psychedelic Furs, and more!

At 11:00 musician, singer and songwriter, and Lawrence, Kansas native, Katlyn Conroy, joins us as Guest Producer for our second hour. Kathleen Conroy will spin tracks from: The ACBs, Jake Bellows, Hundred Waters, Bright Eyes, The Tiny, Flowers Forever, Cocorosie, Mat Shoare, Ah Holly Fam’ly, Chad VanGaalen, La Guerre, and Cowboy Indian Bear.

Katlyn Conroy is the winner of a 2013 Pitch Music Award for best songwriter. Katlyn Conroy was a member of the band Cowboy Indian Bear, and has been releasing and performing her own songs as La Guerre, since 2009. Playing sometimes solo, and also as a 4-piece band. La Guerre’s newest album, Sapphires, was released January 20, 2015, by The Record Machine. La Guerre plays The Bottleneck, in Lawrence on Saturday, August 29, with Pink Royal, and Not A Planet. More info at: http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

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Show #592

WMM Playlist from August 19, 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, August 19, 2015

David George & A Crooked Mile
+ Lauren Anderson + Shades of Jade


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

2. The Conquerors – “I Don’t Know”
from: I Don’ Know – Single B/W I See You / High Dive Records / August 11, 2015
[Rock & Roll / Psychedelic Pop from Kansas City based 5-piece band with: Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, and Kyle Rausch on bass & vocals. Written by: The Conquerors. Recorded by: Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mixed by: Joel Nanos & Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mastered by: Joel Nanos at Element Recording. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

10:08 – Inspired by their daughters…

3. Iris DeMent – “Listening To Singing”
from: The Trackless Woods / FlariElla / August 7, 2015
[6th studio album from Grammy nominated Iris DeMent who NPR said was considered ”one of the great voices in contemporary popular music.” The Trackless Woods sets 18 poems by acclaimed 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova to life. Hailed as one of Russia’s finest poets, Akhmatova survived the Bolshevik Revolution, both World Wars and Stalin. She lost family, friends and fellow writers to political killings and labor in the gulags. When Iris randomly stumbled upon Akhmatova’s work in a book of poetry a friend sent as a gift, she was immediately taken by the sorrow and burden of the poems, juxtaposed with Akhmatova’s lightness and transcendence in the face of inhumanity. ”Anna’s gift of song is so strong, about alI I had to do was get really quiet and listen,” says Iris. After reading that first poem the melodies began pouring out of her, and before she even fully understood what was driving her, Iris was gathering musicians and friends, including co-producer Richard Bennett (Emmylou Harris, Neil Diamond, Steve Earle), to record ‘The Trackless Woods’ in her living room over a five-day period. The result is a breathtaking pairing of piano and voice in Iris’ style with timeless melodies that are deeply rooted in the American South. The project also fulfilled a long yearned-for desire to connect with her adopted daughter’s culture and history. Iris and her husband Greg Brown adopted their daughter from Siberia in 2005, when she was 6, and she says “I’d never have made this record were it not for her.”]

[Iris DeMent plays Knuckleheads Saloon, Friday, November 20.]

4. Kasey Rausch w/ Victor & Penny & Their Loose Change Orchestra –“This Little Crow”
from: This Little Crow – Single / unreleased song / April 2015
[Recorded in March 2015 with Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling, Rick Willoughby and James Isaac, by Rob Nold Audio. Kasey writes: “This Little Crow” is a song for all you parents out there who have “babies” about to fly. It’s about being so proud to “cut the apron strings” as you recognize that you’ve raised your young’n up just fine and it’s time to watch them take off. It’s a song for Kasey’s daughter, Kaya, who graduated high school last May and last weekend left home for K-State and a grand new adventure in life. More info at: http://www.kaseyrausch.com [Last November Kasey released her third solo release Guitar in Hand on Mudstomp Records. she hosts/produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday mornings at 9am, on 90.1 FM with Mikal Shapiro. Kasey Rausch plays w/ The Naughty Pines every Tuesday at CODA.]

[Kasey Rausch plays the Garage at Knuckleheads, Friday, August 21, with Rick Gibson Band.]

10:15

5. Kodascope – “Conversations and Proclamations”
from: Kodascope [EP] / Independent / May 12, 2015
[Debut release from six-piece KC band. Matthew Hayden on drums, percussion; Justin Skinner on percussion, drums; Michael Tipton on vocals, guitar; Ashleigh Guthrie on keyboards; Brent Jamison on bass; and Andy Kirk on guitar. ]

[Kodascope play recordBar, Thursday, August 20, with Mime Game, and Vehicles.]

6. Deco Auto – “The Silent Ones”
from: “The Curse of Deco Auto” / Independent / February 14, 2015
[Deco Auto is: Steven Garcia on guitar & vocals, Tracy Flowers on bass & vocals, Pat Tomek on drums & keys. Steven was a founding member of Colorado punk bands Armchair Martian and Knee Jerk. Pat was a founding member of The Rainmakers, and he still is. Tracy’s chocolate tofu pie is to die for! Recorded by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. Produced by Steven Garcia with Pat Tomek. All songs by Steven Garcia, $tudentLoansForLifeMusic (ASCAP). Too punk for pop, too pop for punk … the curse of Deco Auto.]

[On Friday, August 21, Deco Auto plays Screenland Armour’s Arts and Crafts Beer Festival presented by 4 Hands Brewing Company featuring the largest selection of rare, aged and exclusive craft beers, live music, local artists, independent films all helping to benefit KC Pet Project. Screenland Arts & Crafts Fest on Friday August 21, features: Rev Gusto, Deco Auto, Onward Crispin Glover, and The New Riddim. Saturday, August 22, features: The Electric Lungs, The Hillary Watts Riot, and Kodascope]

7. The AM Trio – “I Left Lousi”
from: As of Now / Independent / June 30, 2015
[Alyssa Murray (Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter), Joel Stratton (bass), and Josh Blythe (drums/vocals) have crossed paths and joined forces to create unique, multi-dimensional songs. Murray’s writing style has drawn comparison to Joni Mitchell as well as Fiona Apple]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Shades of Jade

Bill Brownlee, music writer for The KC Star wrote, “Shades of Jade is at the vanguard of the burgeoning youth movement on Kansas City’s jazz scene.” Band members include conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on trumpet & flugelhorn, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on percussion, Derrick Greenwood on bass & guitar, Dominique Sanders on bass, Vanessa Ayala on vocals, and Debo’ra Baskin on vocals. Shades of Jade, have a new single titled, “That One” recorded with vocalist Derick Cunigan, that will be released on August 20, when Shades of Jade play The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th St. KCMO, at 7:00 pm.

Derick Cunigan with Joshua Williams, Perry DJStix Holliday of Shades of Jade on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Derick Cunigan with Joshua Williams, Perry DJStix Holliday of Shades of Jade on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Joshua Williams, Perry DJStix Holliday, Derick Cunigan joined us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Shades of Jade’s critically acclaimed debut recording, “Fingerprinted Memories pt. 1” was released on September 21, 2013. The band has been working on “Fingerprinted Memories pt. 2. Sketches of the Heart” and the single release, “That One” gives us a glimpse into their upcoming album.

“Fingerprinted Memories pt. 2. Sketches of the Heart uses the themes of the good, bad and ugly aspects of relationships. The released track features Derick Jolliff-Cunigan expressing what it feels like to find your soul mate for the first time.

Derick Cunigan is not only a singer also works in television. Derick is originally from St. Louis.

Artistic director, composer, and musician, Joshua Williams, talked about how Derick is an honorary member of Shades of Jade.

Perry DJStix Holliday, like Derick is a married man, and a professional business man, and a father, and as well as being a musician he is also a photographer.

Shades of Jade play The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum, 1600 E 18th St, KCMO 64108
Thursday, August 20, as part of the Charlie Parker Celebration of events.

10:39

8. Shades of Jade – “That One with Derick Cunigan”
from: That One – Single / Independent / August 20, 2015

10:43

Shades of Jade also play:

Shades of Jade play the First Saturday of each month at Coda Bar & Grill.

Shades of Jade play The Phoenix, at 302 W 8th Street, Saturday, October 24.

From the bands bio: Infusing specific elements of jazz, hip hop, pop, and rock into contagious soulful grooves with spurts of raw emotion Shades of Jade is on a mission to “break genre specificities and touch its listeners“.

Kanas City is experiencing a Jazz youth movement fostered by UMKC Conservatory of Music, Bobby Watson, Charlotte Street Foundation, American Jazz Museum, The Phoenix, Broadway Jazz Club, Musicians Union.

Shades of Jade have received for a second year an artist-work-rehearsal space through The Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project.

SoG Influences: The RH Factor, Robert Glasper Experiment, and Christian Scott Quintet.

Shades of Jade play The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th St. KCMO, on Thurs, Aug 20, at 7pm.
More info at: http://www.shadesofjademusic.com.

10:49

9. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Down in Mississippi”
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 play The Midland Theatre, August 20, with Luluc.]

10. Gary Cloud – “Baby Jesus Walked Us Home”
from: Baby Jesus / Independent / 2015
[Recorded live at Davey’s Uptown, with bassist Rocky Rudy. Gary Cloud is host of The Rambler’s Songwriter Roundup, an ever-changing line-up of singer/songwriters, Mondays, at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main Street, KC.]

[Gary Cloud plays Davey’s Uptown, Friday, August 21, with Scott Stuewe, and The Accidentals]

11:00 – Station ID

11. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Shine”
from: Shine [Single] / UniGlobe/xWB Records / May 29, 2014
[David George – Vocals & Guitar, John Johnson – Guitar & Vocals, Ben Byard – Bass & Vocals, Christine Gross – Cello & Vocals, Giuliano Mingucci – Drums & Vocals. Shine was the 1st single from the upcoming full length album “Radiant Man”.]

11:04 – Interview with David George, Ben Byard, and Giuliano Mingucci

Ben Byard, David George,  and Giuliano Mingucci on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Ben Byard, David George, and Giuliano Mingucci on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

In the last year and a half, David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.”

David George’s band, David George & A Crooked Mile is set to release a new full length record titled “Radiant Man” with new songs written by David George. David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, Saturday, August 22, with Kristie Stremel’s Pet Project (featuring members of Joe’s Pet Project) and Carswell & Hope!

David George and bandmates Ben Byard & Giuliano Mingucci joined us to share the details and play live in our 90.1 FM studios.

David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers, Jacob Dylan, and have played The Crossroads Music Festival, MidCoast Takeover, and Folk Alliance International. The band includes: David George on vocals & guitar, John Johnson on guitar & vocals, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, Christine Gross on cello & vocals, and Giuliano Mingucci on drums & vocals. Forming a band…David George & A Crooked Mile

David George performed onstage in the KC Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater” by Nathan Tysen with his band, Joe’s Pet Project.

Ben Byard also plays with: Dolls On Fire, Vi Tran Band, Drew Black & Dirty Electric

Giuliano Mingucci also plays with: Barclay Martin Ensemble, and John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons.

Giuliano Mingucci is also a producer and engineer and with Barclay Martin created the amazing 2014 release “Madagascar.” Giuliano also works as Director of the Crown Vision High Definition video board at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals.

11:11

David George, Giuliano Mingucci, and Ben Byard, playing LIVE on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

David George, Giuliano Mingucci, and Ben Byard, playing LIVE on the August 19, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

12. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Great Wide Open” (Live)
David George on vocals and guitar, Ben Byard on guitar and harmony vocals, and Giuliano Mingucci on percussion and harmony vocals.

Influences: Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Eagles, Fleetwod Mac, Ray LaMontagne, Ryan Adams, Jeff Buckley, John Fogerty, CCR, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney & Wings, Jake Bugg, The Beatles, Buck Owen, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash… you get the picture.

In celebration of, “Radiant Man” David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, Saturday, August 22, with Kristie Stremel’s Pet Project (featuring members of Joe’s Pet Project) and Carswell & Hope! More info at: http://www.davidgeorgeandacrookedmile.com

11:22

13. David George & A Crooked Mile – “So You”
rom: Radiant Man / UniGlobe Records / August 22, 2015

11:27 – Underwriting

11:29 – Interview with Lauren Anderson

14. Lauren Anderson – “My Reminder”
from: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015

[The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.]

Lauren Anderson is originally from Chicago. She first started performing solo gigs around Kansas City after completing her masters in music therapy, from The University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson will play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, presented by Sprint, September 12. The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.

Lauren was classically trained throughout most of her early life. She began classical piano lessons at the age of 8, was an active member of several choirs and began taking classical voice lessons when she began high school. She obtained a bachelors degree in music with an emphasis on voice at Augustana College. She planned on becoming an opera singer, but realized that pop & soul music were more in her wheelhouse.

Having listened to those around her, telling her that music and the arts were difficult fields to have a career in, Lauren followed the safe path in life, making sure she had a “back-up” plan while working on her music and performing.

Having had a passion for psychology in addition to music, Lauren decided to continue onto The University of Kansas to complete her masters in music therapy.

After receiving her masters in music therapy, in 2012, she began working on the pediatric unit and pediatric intensive care unit at The University of Kansas Hospital, as well as at Gillis Center as a music therapist. Despite her love of working as a music therapist, Lauren found that passions don’t die easily, she was ready to take on the challenge of making music performance her career. Lauren began performing solo gigs at Bar Louie, Jerry’s Bait Shop and Main Street Cafe.

She quickly realized that she could only go so far in the business while playing solo gigs, so she began attending jam sessions at venues such as Freddy T’s, Llewelyn’s Pub and Westport Saloon. At the these jams Lauren met Kristopher Schnebelen (of Trampled Under Foot, first place winners of the 2008 International Blues Challenge, and winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards Album of the Year, and Blues Blast Band of The Year in 2011 and 2012.

Kristopher Schnebelen and Dylan Reiter (from Brandon Miller Band) and Adam Stuber, helped her complete her first first official EP, “Do & Hope”, released in August 2014. The EP was named after the unofficial motto of Lauren’s mother’s side of the family, who often remarked, “Just do it and hope it turns out okay.”

11:41

Lauren Anderson plays LIVE on the August 19, 2015, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Lauren Anderson plays LIVE on the August 19, 2015, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

15. Lauren Anderson – “Mine” (Live)
also available on: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015

Lauren’s band consists of: Adam Stuber, Dylan Reiter and Jeff Daniels.

Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards.

Lauren Anderson also plays The Phoenix, August 29

Lauren Anderson plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, presented by Sprint, Sept. 12.

The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.

More information at: http://www.laurenandersonmusic.com

10:56

16. Lauren Anderson – “One Day”
from: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015

[The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.]

11:59:30



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

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



Next week on August 26 Katlyn Conroy, aka La Guerre, joins us in our second hour as Guest producer.



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



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Show #591

Wednesday MidDay Medley features David George & A Crooked Mile’s “Radiant Man” + Shades of Jade + Lauren Anderson

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

David George & A Crooked Mile
+ Lauren Anderson + Shades of Jade

David George & A Crooked Mile “Radiant Man” Album Cover Artwork created by Rebecca Armstrong

David George & A Crooked Mile “Radiant Man” Album Cover Artwork created by Rebecca Armstrong

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Conquerors, Kodascope, Iris DeMent, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Shades of Jade, Kasey Rausch, David George & A Crooked Mile, The AM Trio, Lauren Anderson, Gary Cloud, Deco Auto, and more!

At 10:30 Mark welcomes back to the show, members of the band, Shades of Jade, who join us to talk about their new single, “That One” with Derick Cunigan to be released on August 20. The band includes conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on trumpet & flugelhorn, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on percussion, Derrick Greenwood on bass & guitar, Dominique Sanders on bass, Vanessa Ayala on vocals, and Debo’ra Baskin on vocals. Music writer Bill Brownlee wrote, “Inspired by Robert Glasper and Sean Jones, Shades of Jade is at the vanguard of the burgeoning youth movement on Kansas City’s jazz scene.” Shades of Jade play The Blue Room, 1616 East 18th St. KCMO, on Thursday, August 20, at 7:00 pm. More info at: http://www.shadesofjademusic.com.

At 11:00 we’ll talk with KC based musician, David George about his new full length release “Radiant Man” from David George & A Crooked Mile. Bandmates Ben Byard and Giuliano Mingucci will also joins us in the interview. David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers, Jacob Dylan, Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent and have played The Crossroads Music Festival, MidCoast Takeover, and Folk Alliance International. The band includes: David George on vocals & guitar, John Johnson on guitar & vocals, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, Christine Gross on cello & vocals, and Giuliano Mingucci on drums & vocals. In celebration of, “Radiant Man” David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, Saturday, August 22, with Kristie Stremel’s Pet Project (featuring members of Joe’s Pet Project) and Carswell & Hope! More information at: http://www.davidgeorgeandacrookedmile.com

At 11:30, musician Lauren Anderson joins us to talk about her debut full length record, “Truly Me.” Originally from Chicago, Lauren first started performing solo gigs around Kansas City after completing her masters in music therapy, from The University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson will play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, presented by Sprint, September 12. The Lauren Anderson Release Party for her debut full length record, “Truly Me” is at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm. More information at: http://www.laurenandersonmusic.com

David George & A Crooked Mile “Radiant Man” Album Cover Artwork from Rebecca Armstrong

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Show #591

WMM Playlist from August 12, 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, August 12, 2015

Britt Adair & Summer Kamp Fest II +
Sterling Witt & Robin Rosenberger of Moondrop Circus
+ Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch of HMPH!

Britt Adair, Jonathan Thatch, Davey Langerak, Sterling Witt, Robin Rosenberger, Ryan Lee Toms on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Britt Adair, Jonathan Thatch, Davey Langerak, Sterling Witt, Robin Rosenberger, Ryan Lee Toms on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

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

2. My Morning Jacket – “Compound Fracture”
from: The Waterfall / ATO Records / May 4, 2015
[7th studio album. Produced by Tucker Martine and group frontman Jim James. Much of The Waterfall was recorded at a hilltop studio located in Stinson Beach, California, where the band rented seaside homes while recording. James brought unfinished lyrics to the group to create a spontaneous development process. In addition, he suffered a back injury during the sessions that hindered its production. His lyrics document injury, romance and heartbreak, and spirituality, but center most on renewal. The band are supporting the record with a large summer tour, spanning 5 months, featuring appearances at theaters and festivals.]

[My Morning Jacket play Starlight Theatre, Thursday, August 13, with Hippo Campus.]

10:07

3. The Grisly Hand – “Municipal Farm Blues”
from: Country Singles / Independent / April 26, 2013
[Formed in 2009. One of Kansas City’s most treasured bands. Jimmy Fitzner (Guitar and Vocals), Lauren Krum (Vocals and Percussion), Johnny Nichols (Bass and Vocals), Matt Richey (Drums), Mike Stover (Steel Guitar), and Ben Summers (Guitar and Mandolin).]

[The Grisly Hand play Kauffman Stadium TONIGHT, August 12 for the pre-game concert at at 6:00 PM before The Royals play the Detroit Tigers.]

4. Duncan Burnett & The Ministry – “Nouveau Riche (Live)”
from: LIVE / Independent / July 4, 2015
[Duncan Burnett & The Ministry recorded Live At Riot Room In Kansas City, Mo. Duncan Burnett on vocals, Mandy Burnett on vocals, Justin Curry on MD/Keyboards/Programmer, Ryan J. Lee on bass, Greg Baker on guitar, Vincent Footz Williams on drums.]

[Duncan Burnett & The Ministry play The Tank Room, on Fri, Aug14, w/ Pink Royal, Jessica Paige.]

10:15

5. Making Movies – “Cuna De Vida”
from: A La Deriva / Independent / December 21, 2012
[Enrique Chi (guitar/lead vox), Brendan Culp (drums), Diego Chi (bass), Juan-Carlos Chaurand (percussion /keyboard).]

[Making Movies play The Uptown Theatre on Friday, August 14, opening for Rodrigo Y Gabriel.]

6. Campdogzz – “The Well”
from upcoming release: “Riders In the Hills of Dying Heaven” / Independent / TBA
[Chicago based Mike Price on drums, bass, guitar; Jess Price on vocals, guitar. They left their home in Logan Square, to live in a converted school bus and tour the country. Songwriter, Jess Price, is an Oklahoma native and multi-instrumentalist. Jerad Tomasino is playing bass for Campdogzz on their big tour through September. The band is stopping and camping in some of the most beautiful places across the country.. Jerod created an Instagram account @JeradTomasino to document the tour and nature spots as well as create material for their debut album artwork for upcoming album.]

[Campdogzz will be playing FOKL on August 13 with She’s A Keeper.]

7. Gillian Welch – “Elvis Presley Blues”
from: Revelator / Acony Records / July 31, 2001 [3rd full length album by Gillian Welch. All songs were written by Welch together with David Rawlings and were recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.]

[Gillian Welch plays The Folly Theatre, Friday, August 14]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32

8. Sterling Witt – “Perception Deception”
from: Satyagraha / Grand River Records / The video will be part of the Pledge Music Campaign
[Produced by Albini in Chicago. Sterling Witt on vocals & guitar, Davy Langerak on bass, Jesse Gilpin on drums.]

[Sterling Witt plays a Pledge Music Campaign Kick Off Concert featuring MoonDrop Circus, on Saturday, August 15, at 7:00 pm at The Workhouse – Kansas City Historic Castle, 2001 Vine Street.]

10:36 – Interview with Sterling Witt, Davy Langerak, and Robin Rosenberger

Davey Langerak, Sterling Witt, Robin Rosenberger, on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Davey Langerak, Sterling Witt, Robin Rosenberger, on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Artist-musician Sterling Witt, returns to the airwaves to share music from his new album Satyagraha, recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini in Chicago. Also joining us is Robin Rosenberger of Moondrop Circus, who collaborated with Sterling on his new music video, “Perception Deception, and will perform at Sterling Witt’s Pledge Music Campaign Kick Off Concert, Saturday, August 15, at 7:00 pm at The Workhouse – Kansas City Historic Castle, 2001 Vine Street. More info at http://www.sterlingwitt.com

Satyagraha, is loosely translated as “insistence on truth” or “holding on to truth” (satya “truth”; agraha “insistence”), a particular philosophy and practice within the nonviolent resistance or civil resistance. The term satyagraha was coined and developed by Mahatma Gandhi. He deployed satyagraha in the Indian independence movement. Satyagraha theory influenced Nelson Mandela’s struggle in South Africa under apartheid, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaigns during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and many other social justice and similar movements.

We just played “Perception Deception.” For this song Sterling created a new music video in collaboration with Robin Rosenberger and Moondrop Circus. The video will be part of the Pledge Music Campaign.

Moondrop Circus is for all ages. A collaborative fine arts circus. Composed of Kansas City based performers, each specializing in more than one specialty. Moondrop Circus creates full and lively productions that fuse traditional circus acts with artistic innovation using: high-flying aerial routines, hoop dance, juggling, acrobatics, dance, stilt-walkers, contortionists, fire twirlers, jugglers, tricksters & jokesters. Performers charm with their strong personalities, creativity, and sophisticated skill. Moondrop Circus brings audiences back to the simple joys of humanity with fresh costuming & timeless music accompaniment.

More info about Moondrop Circus at: 816-520-8870 or http://www.moondropcircus.com/

10:40

9. Sterling Witt – “Make It”
from: Satyagraha / Grand River Records /to be released digitally in late October, 2015
[Produced by Albini in Chicago. Sterling Witt on vocals & guitar, Davy Langerak on bass, Jesse Gilpin on drums.]

11:45

​On August 15th Sterling Witt is launching a Pledge Music campaign for his new album Satyagraha, which contains 13 new songs, produced by legendary Steve Albini who has worked with everyone, including: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Sparkle Horse. Satyagraha was recorded at his studio, Electrical Audio in Chicago IL.

Satyagraha was recorded and mixed in 4 days March 28th-31st, 2015. The songs are completely finished and ready. This pre-order Pledge Music campaign is to raise funding to pay for the first run of vinyl, CD’s and merchandise. Any funding over 100% received will go toward our up-and-coming European tour.

10:49

10. Sterling Witt – “Who Do You Listen To”
from: Satyagraha / Grand River Records / to be released digitally in late October, 2015
[Produced by Albini in Chicago. Sterling Witt on vocals & guitar, Davy Langerak on bass, Jesse Gilpin on drums.]

The music from Sterling Witt’s new album Satyagraha, recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini in Chicago, will be performed in a Pledge Music Campaign Kick Off Concert Saturday, August 15, at 7:00 pm at The Workhouse – Kansas City Historic Castle, 2001 Vine Street, in Kansas City Missouri. MoonDrop Circus will open the night. More info at http://www.sterlingwitt.com

10:56

11. Sterling Witt – “The Answer”
from: Satyagraha / Grand River Records / to be released digitally in late October, 2015
[Produced by Albini in Chicago. Sterling Witt on vocals & guitar, Davy Langerak on bass, Jesse Gilpin on drums.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Slugs – “President Jackson”
from: Slugs / Push & Pull Records / March 27, 2013 [S/T Cassette #007]
[3 piece bass and drum fuzz slop punk rock band from Arkansas living in Springfield, Missouri. The Label: Push & Pull Records is also based out of Springfield, MO.]

[The Slugs play miniBar, 3810 Broadway, Friday, August 14 at fro Nite one of Summer kamp Fest II starting at 7:00 pm with Drugs & Attics, Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, Concrete, Assault and Battery, Reacharounds, Lovecraft, Rat Brains, Brain Dead]

11:03 – Interview with Britt Adair

Jonathan Thatch, Ryan Lee Toms, and Britt Adair on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jonathan Thatch, Ryan Lee Toms, and Britt Adair on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Britt Adair plays lead guitar for the band The Bad Idea’s. She organizes bands and shows and tours, She works at Josey Records, The Riot Room, she is an artist and filmmaker and huge nuturer of Kansas City Punk Music Scene. Britt joins us today to talk about Summer Kamp Fest II. Three Nights! Friday, August 14 at miniBar, Saturday, August 15 at Harling’s Upstairs, and Sunday, August 16, at FOKL.

Britt Adair with us one year ago, talking about Summer Kamp Camp Fest I. Last year, the entire event was held at 3740 Broadway Blvd, KCMO a bar formally known as Vandals. After Vandals was sold Britt needed to find a new home for Summer Kamp Fest.

Like last year, Britt has reached out to bring in bands from outside of KC with musicians coming in from: Springfield, Lawrence, Minneapolis, Arkansas, Little Rock, Nashville.

Friday, August 14 at miniBar, 3810 Broadway, KCMO, 7:00 pm / 21+

Drugs & Attics
Sister Mary Rotten Crotch
Concrete
Assault and Battery
Slugs
Reacharounds,
Lovercraft
Rat Brats
Brain Dead

Saturday, August 15 at Harling’s Upstairs, 3941 Main St.,KCMO, 7:00 pm / 21+

The Uncouth!
Frontline Attack
Red Kate
Bad Taste
Thelma And The Sleaze
Faultfinder

Sunday, August 16, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, 6:00 pm / ALL AGES

Oaks
Drop a Grand
Radradriot
Wick & The Tricks
Dishpit
Bad Boyfriends
chasm (KC)

11:11

13. Dishpit – “Sick” [Radio Edit]
from: Filth Fest 3 Compilation cassette / Independent / May 28, 2015 [
[3 or 4 piece from Minneapolis, MN]

[Dishpit plays FOKL, at 556 Central Ave, KCK, on Sunday, August 16, for the 3rd nite of Summer Kamp Fest II starting at 6:00 pm, featuring: Oaks, Drop a Grand, Radradriot, Wick & The Tricks, Izzi Savage and the Cannibal, Bad Boyfriends, and chasm (KC). ]

11:22

14. Radradriot – “c.a.r.e.” [Radio Edit]
from: Split with Headcold / Independent / June 26, 2015, 7″ vinyl comes out this Fall
[2 piece punk rock from Little Rock, Arkansas.]

[Radradriot, plays FOKL, at 556 Central Ave, KCK, on Sunday, August 16, for the 3rd nite of Summer Kamp Fest II starting at 6:00 pm, featuring: Oaks, Drop a Grand, Dishpit, Wick & The Tricks, Izzi Savage and the Cannibal, Bad Boyfriends, and chasm (KC). ]

11:27 – Underwriting

11:29

15. HMPH! – “Headrush”
from: Headrush / Haymaker Records / To be released on vinyl August 21, 2015
[Ryan Lee Toms on guitar, Jonathan Thatch on drums. Recorded by Dedric Moore]

11:33 – Interview with Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch

Ryan Lee Toms and Jonathan Thatch on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Ryan Lee Toms and Jonathan Thatch on the August 12, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch, are members of KC based, HMPH! a two-piece math-rock band infusing drums, guitar, looping pedal and effects, to create a huge booming beautiful, complex sound of patterns and riffs and melody. Their debut full-length “Headrush” was released on limited edition cassette in April. Haymaker Records will release “Headrush” on Vinyl with a Release Party Friday, August 21 at 9:30pm, at Harling’s Upstairs in KCMO, with Rhunes & Arc Flash. More info at: http://haymakerrecords.net/hmph.

“Headrush” was recorded in November, 2015.

Ryan Lee Toms and Jonathan Thatch wrote all the music.

The band’s debut was recorded by Dedric Moore of Monta at Odds.

Nanci Lee Ayala Rush created the “Headrush” album cover design.

11:40

16. HMPH! – “Cap n’ Cats” (Vinyl)
from: Headrush / Haymaker Records / To be released on vinyl August 21, 2015
[Ryan Lee Toms on guitar, Jonathan Thatch on drums. Recorded by Dedric Moore]

Ryan Lee Toms is also known for his musical recordings as RLT, an experimental / Dance / Electronic Band consisting of Ryan Lee Toms and John Bersuch, recording on RUSTY RECORDS with: Loop heavy electronic psych-rock with intense rhythmic backgrounds. RLT relies heavily on spastic electronic loops and intense drum rhythm. At times it can sound swirly and fun and others dark and gritty, all while driving a complex under rhythm that can change frantically. RLT is a long ever changing project.

One of Ryan’s earlier videos for RLT was filmed by our earlier guest, Britt Adair.

RLT has a new record coming out soon.

Jonathan Thatch is also a drummer for Michael Beers Band.

Jonathan has also worked at Farm To Market Bread Co.

Jonathan Thatch is also a farmer and garden at Shade Tree Collective, an urban farm on 33rd Street with his wife Rachel Hogan

11:49

17. HMPH! – “Trudge Dredge”
from: Headrush / Haymaker Records / To be released on vinyl in August 21, 2015
[Ryan Lee Toms on guitar, Jonathan Thatch on drums. Recorded by Dedric Moore]

10:56

18. The AM Trio – “Fall Awake”
from: As of Now / Independent / June 30, 2015
[Alyssa Murray (Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter), Joel Stratton (bass), and Josh Blythe (drums/vocals) have crossed paths and joined forces to create unique, multi-dimensional songs. Murray’s writing style has drawn comparison to Joni Mitchell as well as Fiona Apple]

[The AM Trio play The Raphael Hotel on The Plaza, Sat, Aug 15, from 4 to 7pm with Mambo DeLeon]

11:59:30



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

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



Next week on August 19, we’ll talk with members of Shades of Jade about their new single “That One” that will be released on August 20. We’ll also talk with David George about “Radiant Man” the new full length David George and A Crooked Mile record, to be released in a special show, August 22 at recordBar. Also next week, musician Lauren Anderson joins us to talk about her debut full length record, “Truly Me” and the Release Party at Knuckleheads Saloon, Thursday, August 27, at 8:30 pm.



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


HMPH! album cover artwork by Nanci Lee Ayala Rush.


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Show #590

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Sterling Witt + Summer Kamp Fest II + HMPH!

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Britt Adair & Summer Kamp Fest II +
Sterling Witt & Robin Rosenberger of Moondrop Circus
+ Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch of HMPH!

HMPH! album cover artwork by Nanci Lee Ayala Rush.

HMPH! album cover artwork by Nanci Lee Ayala Rush.


Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Grisly Hand, HMPH!, Sterling Witt, Duncan Burnett, Making Movies, The AM Trio, Campdogzz, My Morning Jacket, Gillian Welch, and more!

At 10:30 Mark welcomes back to the show, musician Sterling Witt, who joins us to share music from his new album Satyagraha, recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini in Chicago. Also joining us is Robin Rosenberger of Moondrop Circus who collaborated with Sterling on his new music video, “Perception Deception.” Sterling Witt is presenting a Pledge Music Campaign Kick Off Concert featuring MoonDrop Circus, on Saturday, August 15, at 7:00 pm at The Workhouse – Kansas City Historic Castle, 2001 Vine Street, in Kansas City Missouri. More info at http://www.sterlingwitt.com

At 11:00 Britt Adair, of the KC punk band, The Bad Ideas, joins us to share information about Summer Kamp Fest II, Three Nights! Friday, August 14 at miniBar, featuring: Drugs & Attics, Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, Concrete, Assault and Battery, Slugs, Reacharounds, Lovecraft, Rat Brains, Brain Dead; Saturday, August 15 at Harling’s Upstairs, featuring: The Uncouth!, Frontline Attack, Red Kate, Bad Taste, Thelma And The Sleaze, Faultfinder; and Sunday, August 16, at FOKL, featuring: Oaks, Drop a Grand, Radradriot, Wick & The Tricks, Dishpit, Izzi Savage and the Cannibal, Bad Boyfriends, and chasm (KC). Each night is $5.00. Cash only.

At 11:30 Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch, members of KC based, HMPH! join us live in our 90.1 FM studios. This two-piece math-rock outfit infuses drums, guitar, looping pedal and effects, to create a huge booming beautiful, complex sound of patterns and riffs and melody. Their debut full-length Headrush was released on limited edition cassette in April. The 12-Inch random opaque vinyl will released as Haymaker Records presents HMPH! “Headrush” Vinyl Release Party Friday, August 21 at 9:30pm, at Harling’s Upstairs in KCMO, with Rhunes & Arc Flash. More info at: http://haymakerrecords.net/hmph

HMPH! album cover artwork by Nanci Lee Ayala Rush.

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Show #590

Wednesday MidDay Medley Playlist from August 5, 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, August 5, 2015

Spinning Records With Merritt + Calvin Arsenia

Marion Merrit & Calvin Arsenia

Marion Merrit & Calvin Arsenia


10:00

At the very beginning of the show, at 10:00, we welcomed KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator, Bill Sundahl, who joined us to talk about:

Sprint Presents:
90.1FM Crossroads Music Fest
A Benefit for 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio
This 11th Annual Fest is a Celebration of KC Music with talent from around the Midwest.

Saturday September 12th, 2015 – 6:00 pm to 2:00 am [All venues are within 2 blocks]

7 Stages:

Sprint Main Stage – All ages – Crossroads East 1837 Grand Blvd

Ink Stage – All Ages – The Record Machine Showcase – The Living Room~1818 McGee – Upstairs

Stage Name TBA – The Living Room~1818 McGee – Downstairs

Vinyl Renaissance Stage – All Ages – KC Psych Fest & Haymaker Records Showcase – Mod Gallery 1809 McGee

Kissick Construction Stage – 21+ – The Brick at 1727 McGee

KCPT Stage – 21+ – The Tank Room at 1813 Grand

Green Lady Stage – 21+ – Green Lady Lounge 1809 Grand

35 + Artists:

Not A Planet | My Brothers & Sisters | Katy Guillen & The Girls | Lauren Anderson | Willie Arthur Smith’s MARCHING COBRAS! | She’s A Keeper | The Philistines | Amanda Fish Band | Duncan Burnett & The Ministry | Spirit is the Spirit | Westerners | Light Music |The Free Years | Max Justus | Julian Davis | The Phantastics | Ruddy Swain | Slow Motion Commotion | Instant Karma | The Kemps | Pink Royal | GAV7D Project | Rural Grit All-Stars| Conner Leimer | Mod Professor | Riala | Dark Satellites | 3 Son Green | Freight Train Rabbit Killer | Janet The Planet | Molly Hammer Quartet | Organ Jazz Trio | Jessica Paige | Sara Morgan

Sponsors:

Sprint | Boulevard Brewing Co. | KCPT – Channel 19 | Missouri Bank | Live KC | Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund | Kissick Construction | Ink Magazine |
90.1 KKFI Kansas City Community Radio | 90.9 The Bridge | Vinyl Renaissance |
KC Area Development Council – America’s Creative Crossroads

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
http://www.BrownPaperTickets .com | $15.00 in advance | $20.00 at gate day of show

10:10

Marion Merritt Guest Producer & Co-Host

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, joining us to share her musical discoveries and information from her musically encyclopedic brain. Records With Merritt, is at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

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

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

3. Shin Joong Hyun – “‘J’ Blues 72 – Shin Joong Hyun”
from: Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun 1958-74 / Light In The Attic / 2011

4. Darondo – “Didn’t I”
from: Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions / Big Beat Records / 2015

5. Darondo – “Luscious Lady”
from: Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions / Big Beat Records / 2015

10:37 – Underwriting

6. Ikebe Shakedown – “Tujunga”
from: Ikebe Shakedown / Ubiquity Recordings / 2011

7. Monophonics – “Lying Eyes”
from: Sound of Sinning / Transistor Sounds / 2015

8. Monophonics – “La La La Love Me”
from: Sound of Sinning / Transistor Sounds / 2015

9. Shuggie Otis – “Sweet Thang”
from: Freedom Flight / Music On Vinyl (1971 Epic) / 2015

10. Shuggie Otis – “Purple”
from: Freedom Flight / Music On Vinyl (1971 Epic) / 2015

11:03 – Station ID

11. Nightmares On Wax – “Passion”
from: In a Space Outta Sound / Warp Records (2008 Warp) / 2014

12. Andy Stott – “Violence”
from: Faith In Strangers / Modern Love / 2014

Marion Merritt, Calvin Arsenia, and Maria Vasquez Boyd

Marion Merritt, Calvin Arsenia, and Maria Vasquez Boyd

11:15 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia

13. Calvin Arsenia – “Aquamarine”
unreleased LIVE recording of performance in Edinburgh, Scotland, the night before Calvin returned to the United States.

11:19

24 year old Calvin Arsenia returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley after most recently joining us in March. His 2014 EP, Moments, was in our Top Ten, of The 114 Best Recordings of 2014. Calvin Arsenia recently came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs including Prose, his new 9-song collection, released February 3, 2015. Calvin Arsenia plays The Riot Room, August 17, at 8:00pm. More info at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

Calvin Arsenia has been very busy, releasing a new EP, graduating from the the Artist Inc. program, playing piano in Christian Hankel’s Silver: A Noir Ballet, for KC Fringe Fest.

Last time Calvin was on the show, in March, he performed his song “Cardiac” live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Since then he haa been working on this song as a new recording, collaborating with Jamie Searle of My Brothers & Sisters, who has created new arrangements for the recording.

11:25

14. Calvin Arsenia – “Cardiac”
unreleased track

11:29

Calvin is currently collaborating with metalsmith artist Sydney Pener on a project that will feature her crowns.

Calvin Arsenia Influences: Bjork, Dirty Projectors, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens

Calvin’s 2015 EP release, Prose, was recorded over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Produced by Graham Coe. Engineered by David O’Leary. Music and Lyrics: Calvin Arsenia, with Fiona Reid & Liselot Van Oosterom on vocals, Graham Coe on cello, Mark Smith on percussion, Lyle Watt on guitar, Calvin Arsenia on vocals, guitar & piano.

Calvin Arsenia plays The Riot Room, August 17, at 8:00pm. More info at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

11:35

15. Calvin Arsenia – “Kaleidescope Eyes”
unreleased track

11:39 – Underwriting

11:46

16. Jacco Gardner – “Cabinet of Curiosities”
from: Cabinet of Curiosities / Trouble In Mind / 2013

11:55

17. Fuzz – “What’s In My Head?”
from: Fuzz / In The Red Records / 2013

11:59:30



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

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



Next week on Wed, August 12, Sterling Witt joins us to share new songs from his new album Satyagraha recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini in Chicago. Also joining us is Robin Rosenberger of Moondrop Circus who collaborated with Sterling on his “Perception Deception” music video and the Pledge Music campaign kick off concert featuring MoonDrop Circus to be held August 15, at The Workhouse – Kansas City Historic Castle, 2001 Vine Street, in Kansas City Missouri. Also Britt Adair, of The Bad Ideas, joins us to share information about Summer Kamp Fest II, Friday, August 14 at miniBar, Saturday, August 15 at Harling’s Upstairs, and Sunday, August 16, at FOKL, featuring 23 bands. At 11:30 Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch, members of KC based, HMPH! Haymaker Records presents HMPH! “Headrush” Vinyl Release Party Friday, August 21 at 9:30pm, at Harling’s Upstairs in KCMO, with Rhunes & Arc Flash.



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



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www.kkfi.org

Show #589

Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt + Calvin Arsenia

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Spinning Records With Merritt + Calvin Arsenia

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as Guest Producer to share information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion will spin tracks from: Darondo, Shin Joong Hyun, Ikebe Shakedown, Monophonics, Nightmares On Wax, Andy Stott, Shuggie Otis, 39 Clocks, Jacco Gardner, Fuzz, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest, Sharon Van Etten, Karen Dalton, Joywave, Föllakzoid, and more. Records With Merritt, is at 1614 Westport Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

At 11:15 Kansas City based musician, composer, singer, Calvin Arsenia joins us in our 90.1 FM Studios. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs including Prose, his new 9-song collection, released February 3, 2015. Recorded over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Calvin Arsenia plays The Riot Room, August 17, at 8:00pm. More info at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
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Show #589

WMM Playlist from July 29, 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 29, 2015

Michael McQuary “Man of a 1001 Faces”
+ Riala

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. Radkey – “Dark Black Makeup”
from: Dark Black Makeup / Strange Loop Records / August 21, 2015
[Debut full length album from Radkey, a St. Joesph, Missouri based band, made up of brothers Darrion, Isaiah, and Solomon. Their influences include The Who and Nirvana. The brothers are going on the road for the rest of the year mostly throughout Europe.]

[Radkey play recordBar, Friday Night with Gnarly Davidson, Amanda X, and Spirit of The Beehive.]

3. Beautiful Bodies – “Catch & Release”
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.]

[Beautiful Bodies play Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Thursday, July 30, for the Vans Warped Tour.]

4. Samantha Crain – “Killer”
from: Under Branch & Thorn & Tree / Ramseur Records / July 17, 2015
[29 year old singer, songwriter, musician, of Choctaw heritage, born and raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma.]

10:15

5. John Moreland – “Sad Baptist Rain”
from: High on Tulsa Heat / Old Omens / April 21, 2015
[Tulsa, Oklahoma based singer-songwriter John Moreland was born June 22, 1985 in Longview, Texas. The son of Robert Lloyd Moreland and Connie May, Moreland’s father worked for Sunoco as an electrical engineer, and because of this job the family moved a lot. When he was a baby they moved to Northern Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Moreland credits his love for Cincinnati Reds to this time in Kentucky. When Moreland was 10 years old Moreland’s family moved from Boone County, Kentucky to Tulsa, Oklahoma and, with the help of his father, started playing the guitar. When he was 12 he started playing with a kid he went to church with who wrote songs and inspired him to start writing songs “that made sense.” Moreland grew up in a conservative Southern Baptist family. “From the time I was born up until about age 16, my entire worldview and all my opinions were pretty much solely influenced by the evangelical church. All the years since then have sort of been this slow process of figuring out where I stand now that I’m not an impressionable kid anymore. I feel like I’m done with that at this point, but it keeps showing up in songs. I guess that stuff stays in your psyche forever.”]

[John Moreland, plays The Madrid, Tuesday, August 4, opening for Dawes.]

6. Sea of Bees – “Dad”
from: Build a Boat to the Sun / Loop Music / June 29, 2015
[1st single from new album. The musical project of Julie Ann Baenziger, Julie Bee, or Jules as everyone calls her, who came out of a small suburb of Sacramento called Roseville. She sings, writes the songs, and plays lots of musical instruments.]

7. Jill Scott – “Closure”
from: Woman / Blues Babe Records / July 24, 2015 [5th studio album by American singer, model and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,April 4, 1972. Her 2000 debut, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum.]

10:29 – Underwriting

10:31 – Interview with Michael McQuary

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Michael McQuary

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Michael McQuary

“Michael McQuary is more than a pretty face, and he’s got a thousand, anyway. His is a talent today’s entertainment world needs more of. From Fu Manchu to Phantoms to Dietrich, Michael carries them all off to perfection, and I knew the originals. This talented entertainer perfects his transformations while allowing the audience a glimpse of the artist beneath the mask.” – Rex Reed

Stage & screen actor, Michael McQuary a master impressionist, joined 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.”

Michael McQuary was born and raised in Portland, Oregon in the 1960s.

Michael told us that, as a child, he had to “learn the world sideways.” “Movies took care of him, as a child.”

Michael remembers, at the age of 4, spellbound by Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. “Look how he holds his cape!” he told his mother, and from then on, Michael’s childhood was focused on his own creative world.

Michael would do imitations of, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, and Cab Calloway

Arriving in New York at the age of 18, Michael was enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Michael found himself drawn to the burgeoning downtown and nightclub scene, performing at the legendary Boy Bar, Bon Soir and Trocadero.

It was there that he conceived and developed Matinee Idol, a one-man cinematic collage of classic films ranging from Sunset Boulevard to Clash of the Titans.

Veteran New York cabaret impresario Erv Raible invited McQuary to bring his show to Eighty-Eights, where Michael worked his magic for five years, Playing dozens of characters and earning two 1988 Back Stage Bistro Awards for Outstanding Cabaret Debut and Best Characterization Show. This was followed by four consecutive MAC nominations.

Access cable icon Miss Sybil Bruncheon (a/k/a John Burke) invited McQuary to perform in his stage show Café Berlin, where Michael’s roles ranged from Marlene Dietrich to Cab Calloway and Bela Lugosi.

Michael’s cabaret shows also played at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, the Duplex, and Judy’s Chelsea.

Michael was an acting student at the famous HB Studio in NYC, founded by Herbert Berghof in 1945 and located in Greenwich Village, New York City. In 1948, Uta Hagen joined the Studio as Berghof’s artistic partner, and the two wed ten years later. Her master classes led to the writing of her books Respect for Acting and A Challenge for the Actor.

It was at the HB Studio where Michael was discovered and cast in the revival of “The Royal Hunt of The Sun.”

After spending much of his career bringing movies to life on stage, Michael began working in film bringing his theatrical style to film.

Director Marc Briatack of Dynamarc Films saw Michael perform at the Public and began photographing him in many of his elaborate disguises. They were excited with the results and began to plan an internet serial: Fu Manchu’s Weapon of Evil.

Michael’s life in NYC gave him the opportunity to meet many people in show business including: Fred Schneider of the B-52s, Catherine Deneuve, Sonny Bono, Rachel Welch.

Michael’s NYC apartment was filmed by CNN and was styled like a mysterious residence in a forbidden city. Part living space part movie set.

Michael moved to Kansas City a couple of Halloweens ago. Last year he brought his one man show, “I’m Hollywood” to the KC Fringe Festival.

Michael has been embraced by the area film community, appearing in multiple short promotional pieces to the OM film festival.

Michael has been part of photographic shoots with Ron Megee, and Philip Hooser.

Michael is also the star of the upcoming Mile Deep Films short film, “Corvalo,” directed by Anthony Ladeish.

Michael McQuary is also a visual artist of personal portraits and life captures done with china ink that are collected internationally.

Michael is also and the founder and designer for YourPowerSign.com where he creates real jewelry from precious metals that are one of a kind works of art.

Michael will also be seen on KSHB TV with Joel Nichols, Saturday, August 8, at Midnight, in an interview.

[Portions of the notes for Michael’s chronology are taken from: Cabaret Scenes]

11:00 – Station ID

8. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “If You Were Gone”
from: Katy Guillen & The Girls / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen pn guitar & lead vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Finalists in the 2014 International Blues Challenge, they have played Boulevardia, Middle of the Map Fest, US tours, opening for rock legend Joan Jett, playing the 35th Annual Montreal International Jazz Festival, winning Best Emerging Artist in the 2014 Pitch Music Awards, touring Sweden in November, 2014, and playing Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise in February 2015.]

[Katy Guillen and The Girls play The Tank Room, Friday, July 31, with The Philistines.]

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

[The Philistines play The Tank Room, Friday, July 31, with Katy Guillen and The Girls.]

10. Betse & Clarke – “Riding on Your High Horse”
from: Bird Notes / Independent / May 28, 2015
[Betse Ellis on fiddle, and Clarke Wyatt on banjo. Arrangements by Betse & Clarke. Betse & Clarke also released Two Forks Acrylic On Cardboard Recorded January 2, 2015. Engineered & produced by Clarke Wyatt.]

[Betse & Clarke play Knuckleheads on Friday, July 31, with Pokey LaFarge, and Jack Grelle.]

11. Campdogzz – “Take”
from upcoming release: “Riders In the Hills of Dying Heaven” / Independent / To be released
[Chicago based musicians: Mike Price on drums, bass, and guitar; Jess Price on vocals and guitar, left their home in Logan Square in Chicago, to live in a converted school bus and tour the country. Singer, songwriter, Jess Price, is an Oklahoma native and multi-instrumentalist, and her voice is beautiful. Our friend Jerad Tomasino is playing bass for Campdogzz on their big tour through September. The band is stopping and camping in some of the most beautiful places across the country. Tonight they are at ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, tomorrow WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST. Jerod created an Instagram account @JeradTomasino to document the tour and nature spots as well as create material for their debut album artwork for upcoming album.]

[Campdogzz will be playing FOKL on August 13 with She’s A Keeper.]

11:14 – Underwriting

11:16

12. Riala – “Aether”
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / To be released: September 4, 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 plays a tour kick-off show at Records With Merritt, Friday, July 31]

11:20 – Interview with Riala

Morgan Greenwood & Nicholas Turner of Riala

Morgan Greenwood & Nicholas Turner of Riala

Riala is 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 Recordson September 4. More info at http://www.riala.bandcamp.com. Riala plays a tour kick-off show at Records With Merritt, Friday, July 31, at 8:00 with after nations, The Neighborhood Watch, and Paper Buffalo.

Nicholas Turner and Morgan Greenwood joined us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The band formed after Morgan and Nicholas met at UMKC, where they were studying music and composition.

Over the past two years Riala has built a following performing constantly at FOKL, Vacant Farm, Art Closet, The Union, The Tank Room, recordBar, Harlings, The Brick.

Riala’s Facebook page describes their music as: Atmospheric-Rock, Math-Rock, Experimental-Indie

Haymaker Records describes Riala as: shoegaze indie rock

11:28

12. Riala – “The Diving Bell”
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / To be released: September 4, 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.]

More info at http://www.riala.bandcamp.com More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

11:42

14. Riala – “Captain (Dredge)”
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / To be released: September 4, 2015
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Mogan Greenwood on drums. Recorded, mixed.and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios.]

[Riala plays a tour kick off show, at Records With Merritt, Friday, July 31, at 8:00 with After Nations, The Neighborhood Watch, and Paper Buffalo]

11:49

15. Expassionates – “Midnight in the Desert”
from: Landscapes / Independent / November 22, 2008
[Scott Easterday-guitar, vocals, Marco Pascolini-guitar, Richard Burgess-bass, and Sam Platt-drums. Expassionates will have their last show, Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 7:00pm, recordBar, KCMO.]

[Scott Easterday plays Coda, tonight, Wednesday, July 29, in a solo show.]

10:56

16. Tame Impala – “Eventually”
from: Currents / Modular Recordings / July 17, 2015
[3rd studio album by Australian psychedelic rock act Tame Impala, written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by primary member Kevin Parker. After releasing the group’s previous record, Lonerism in 2012, Parker began work on Currents, largely recording at his home studio in Fremantle. He engrossed himself with writing and recording, and owing to his reputation as a perfectionist, labored over the details of each song, ultimately forcing the release date to be delayed by two months.]

11:59:30

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

Next week on August 5, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt joins us a special guest Producer and co-host. Also joining us is Calvin Arsenia.

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

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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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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

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

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