Wednesday MidDay Medley presents “That’s Soooo Gay” our annual LGBTQIA Pride Show! with KC Gay Pride + The Tony Awards!

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, May 27, 2015

That’s Soooo Gay! (Our Annual Gay Pride Show)
+ KC Pride Fest June 5-6-7 + The 69th Annual Tony Awards!

28 Jan 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA --- Liberace spoofs a day in his own life during a television special, including a scene where he baths in his $55,000 marble bathtub. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

28 Jan 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA — Liberace spoofs a day in his own life during a television special, including a scene where he baths in his $55,000 marble bathtub. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

We celebrate The Pride Season with our annual show, “That’s Soooo Gay!” Mark spins music from: Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Jim Nabors, Noel Coward, Fred Astaire, RuPaul, Grace Jones, Dos Fallopia, Judy Garland, Al Franken, Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Porter, David Bowie, Lou Reed, John Cale, The Magnetic Fields, The Cure, The Sleazebeats, The Kinsey Sicks, Summer Osborne, The Clementines, The Lucky, MK Nobilette, Kate Pierson, The Hazzards, the Broadway casts of “Hedwig & The Angry Inch,” “Kinky Boots,” “A Chorus Line,” “Avenue Q,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and “Fun Home.” Plus the film soundtracks to “Bambi,” and “Sordid Lives.”

We’ll feature music from the biggest Gay Pride celebration of the year, The 69th Annual Tony Awards. We’ll hear music from Fun Home, a new musical based of the 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel with book & lyrics by Lisa Kron, and the score composed by Jeanine Tesori. We’ll also feature, An American in Paris, nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical by Craig Lucas, with Director & Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon nominated in both categories. The 69th Annual Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, June 7, 2015, and broadcast live on CBS. Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming will co-host the ceremony. John Cameron Mitchell will receive a special Tony Award for his return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Tommy Tune will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Stephen Schwartz will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award. More info at: http://www.tonyawards.com/

At 11:15, Mark talks with Bill Svoboda, Festival Director for KC Pride Fest – Love is the Cure, June 5th, 6th, & 7th, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO. Friday & Saturday is $5.00. Sunday is FREE! Children 12 & under are FREE! Friday night will feature: Cyon Flare, DJ Barry Harris, Dirty Dorothy, DJ Chef Nguyen, DJ Daniel, DJ Aaron, DJ Chad Slater, DJ Remix Wes Warner, and Men of Skin. Saturday will feature: Josh Zuckerman, The First Ladies of Disco, Material Girl, MK Nobilette, Devin Tait, Heartland Men’s Chorus, Missie B’s, PerformOut KC, and Widow Von’Du. Sunday will feature: Melinda Rider, Flo, The Clementines, performances by Black Gay Pride, Latino Gay Pride KC, and Sidekicks Saloon. For more information about tickets, vendors, directions, events, or to volunteer, visit: http://www.gaypridekc.org/

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Show #579

WMM Playlist from May 20, 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, May 20, 2015

Shades of Jade + Kodascope
+ Music from The Westport Roots Festival

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

2. Leon Bridges – “Better Man”
from: Coming Home / LisaSawyer Records – Columbia / Expected June 23, 2015
[Gospel and soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas who began his career by writing songs and learned guitar in order to play simple chords to accompany his lyrics. He played locally at open mic nights in the Fort Worth area while working as a dishwasher until being signed by Columbia Records in 2014. It was his song Lisa Sawyer, a soul song he wrote about his mother’s baptism in a river, that became his music style. Bridges began writing and performing 1950s and 60s style soul music that was described by Austin 360 as “a transmission straight from the heart.” Bridges’ began his first national tour in January 2015, playing shows in Texas as well as playing support for Sharon Van Etten in New York. His first official single, Coming Home was released on Columbia Records in February 2015.]

10:05

3. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Yellow Taxi”
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, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear played live on our show 4 times in the last two years, 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, last fall, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote Records. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear made their network television debut, Wednesday, Feb. 11, on The Late Show With David Letterman on CBS. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are currently on a huge tour of the United States. At one point on their tour they will be opening for The Pixies.]

10:10 – Music from Westport Roots Festival

The 2015 Westport Roots Festival is Saturday, May 23, 3:00pm to 2:00am, and features over 40 bands, on six stages in Westport: The Westport Saloon, The Riot Room, The Riot Room Patio, Mills Record Company, Harling’s Upstairs, and Firefly Lounge. More info at: http://www.westportroots.com

4. Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots – “Treat Me This Way”
from: The Oklahoma Room At Folk Alliance International 2015 / Horton Records / Feb. 17, 2015
[6-piece band from Norman, Oklahoma who play swing, gypsy jazz, and jazz. The band includes: Kyle Reid on guitar and vocals; John Calvin III on guitar, David Leach on trombone; Kevin Stringfellow on trumpet; Johnny Carlton on bass; Steve Boaz on drums. Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots released their debut Live recording: Alright, Here We Go, on September 9, 2014.]

[Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots play Westport Roots Festival, Sat. May 23 on the 360 Vodka presents the Horton Records Music Showcase at Mills Record Company at 7:15pm.]

5. Cadillac Fambe’ – “Devil’s Branch”
from: Eli’s Porch / Independent / July 29, 2011
[Kansas City’s delta darlings, Cadillac Flambé, have been breathing new life into the Americana scene with their rejuvenating tumble boogie. Rooted in the solitary country blues of Leadbelly and the urban grit of John Lee Hooker, they till in the harmony of Johnny & June Cater and combine the funk punk blues brandish of The Black Keys, conjuring up their own explicit type of roots music they like to call “Blue-Eyed Americana Psychedelic Soul.” From their humble farmhouse beginnings, husband/wife duo Kris & Havilah Bruders, drummer Mike Payne and bassist Dr. Dave Duly are bound and determined to open the sonic flood gates.]

[Cadillac Flambe’ play Westport Roots Festival, Sat. May 23 at 9:15 on the Ink Magazine stage at The Riot Room ]

6. Grand Marquis – “The Jungle”
from: The Sun Session [EP] / Grand Marquis / January 13, 2012
[Recorded live, February 1, 2011 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, in Memphis Tennessee. This song is on their CD plus their limited edition 2 song 7 inch single on vinyl. Bryan Redmond – lead vocals, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; Chad Boydston – trumpet, backing vocals; Ryan Wurtz – guitar; Ben Ruth – upright bass, sousaphone, backing vocals; Lisa Mckenzie – drums, washboard.]

[Grand Marquis play Westport Roots Festival, Sat. May 23 at The Firefly Lounge at 7:00pm.]

7. Eyelit – “High”
from: The Woe Dies / Independent / June 22, 2012
[Formed in Saint Joseph, MO, in 2008 by Austin (songwriter) and Dansare (voice). They released their first EP “Elephant” in early 2010. “The Woe Dies” was inspired by Bob Dylan, Iron & Wine, and Bright Eyes.]

[Eyelit play Westport Roots Festival, Sat. May 23 on the Four Roses Bourbon Music Showcase at The Westport Saloon at 3:00pm.]

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30 – Interview with Michael Tipton, Matthew Hayden, & Brent Jamison of Kodascope

Matthew Hayden, Brent Jamison, and Michael Tipton of Kodascope

Matthew Hayden, Brent Jamison, and Michael Tipton of Kodascope

8. Kodascope – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
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. Also for this song: Megan Zander (Dream Wolf, REN) and Camry Ivory (Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds) onbacking vocals. ]

[Kodascope play a special CD Release Show, Sat May 23, at The Brick, w/ Schwervon, DJ Ser Matt.]

10:34

Kodascope is a six piece super group of area musicians who also play in the bands: Found A Job, Monta At Odds, Claire and The Crowded Stage, Anna Cole and the Other Lovers, The Waldo Jazz Collective, and Brutus. Formed from the ashes of the bands: Molly Picture Club and Dream Wolf, the group includes: Matthew Hayden on drums and percussion; Justin Skinner on percussion and drums; Michael Tipton on vocals and guitar; Ashleigh Guthrie on keyboards; Brent Jamison on bass; and Andy Kirk on guitar. Kodascope play a special CD Release Show, Sat, May 23, at The Brick, with Schwervon, and DJ Ser Matt.

Megan Zander (Dream Wolf, REN) and Camry Ivory (Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds) lend their amazing vocal talents to the EP on a couple tracks: “So Afraid of Losing You,” and “It’s Alright, It’s OK.”

Harnessing funk, soul, pop, and electronic influences, the band has crafted an album reflective of their energetic live performances.

The current line-up of the band started playing shows in the summer of 2014 and was well-received by dancing audiences.

Not wanting to release an album that strayed too far from that experience, the band began recording live in their West Bottoms studio in the fall. “We would basically lock ourselves in the studio and play through the songs a few times and try to capture the energy we have as a live band,” says Justin Skinner, percussionist.

Holing up a couple times a week for a month in Skinner’s studio, the band knocked out 8 eight songs for a full length album. “We are all album-lovers, so we wanted to put songs on this first release that fit together and have something in common thematically,” explains singer Mike Tipton.

The EP was mixed and produced by Skinner over the course of the winter.

10:43

9. 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.]

10:47

In December 2014, the band released “Wind Rider” on ITunes and Spotify, along with a self-produced video.

“We wanted to get something out to show the fruits of our labor and that song shows a different side to our music than the dance stuff. It’s a pretty good tune for the winter months,” says drummer Matt Hayden.

10:55

10. Kodascope – “So Afraid of Losing You”
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. Also for this song: Megan Zander (Dream Wolf, REN) and Camry Ivory (Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds) on backing vocals.]

[Kodascope play a special CD Release Show, Sat May 23, at The Brick, w/ Schwervon, DJ Ser Matt.]

11:00 – Station ID

11. Surfer Blood – “Island”
from: 1000 Palms / Joyful Noise / May 9, 2012
[Third album from critically acclaimed alternative rock band formed in 2009 in Florida, by John Paul Pitts (lead vocals/guitar), Thomas Fekete (guitar/backing vocals), and Tyler Schwarz (drums) with Kevin Williams (bass guitar/backing vocals). Original guitarist Thomas Fekete left the band in 2015 shortly after the announcement of their third album, “1000 Palms,” due to a medical diagnosis for a rare form of cancer (Sarcoma) that had spread to his lungs and spine. The band announced a fundraising effort to help alleviate Thomas’ medical bills through the site GoFundMe on April 20, 2015.]

12. The Holydrug Couple – “French Movie Theme”
from: Moonlust / Sacred Bones Records / May 12, 2013
[Devotional dream pop, neo psychedelia from Chile. All songs written, recorded and produced by Ives Sepulveda. Vocals, guitars, bass guitar, keys, noises, percussion and drums performed by Ives Sepulveda. Drums performed by Manuel Parra. Recorded at From the bed in Santiago, Chile between July and October of 2012. The Holydrug Couple are a part of the burgeoning psychedelic rock scene rising out of Chile. Based in Santiago, members Ives Sepúlveda and Manuel Parra met while “jamming” together.]

13. The Quivers – “Love Me or Leave It”
from: Hot Young Mess / The Quivers / March 21, 2014
[Debut full length release from KC based rock & roll band. Terra Skaggs – Bass, Vocals; Todd Grantham – Piano, Organ, Vocals; Abraham Haddad – Guitar; Bernie Dugan – Drums; Desmond Poirier – Guitar.] [Special Horns on the track from Peter Lawless and Kyle Dahlquist.]

[The Quivers play The Westport Roots Festival Pre-Party Friday, May 22, at The Westport Saloon.]

14. Shay Estes & Trio All – “But Not For You (But Not For Me)”
from: Despite Your Destination / Independent / 2009
[Shay Estes and Trio ALL — (Zack Albetta on drums, Mark Lowrey on piano, & Ben Leifer on Bass.)]

[Shay Estes plays The American Lounge TONIGHT, May 20, at 6:00 to 9:00 pm.]

11:14 – Underwriting

11:15 – Interview with Shades of Jade

Shades of Jade

Shades of Jade

Bill Brownlee, music writer for The KC Star and creator of the influencial music blog about Jazz called Plastic Sax, writes, “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.” The band’s critically acclaimed debut recording, Fingerprinted Memories pt. 1 was released on September 21, 2013. Band members include conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on trumpet and flugelhorn; Desmond Mason on Keyboards; Justin McCoy on percussion; Perry DJStix Holliday on percussion; Derrick Greenwood on bass and guitar; Dominique Sanders on bass; and Linnaia McKenzie on vocals. Shades of Jade play The Phoenix, at 302 W 8th Street, Friday, May 29. And starting in June, Shades of Jade begin a residency at Coda Bar & Grill, playing the First Saturday of each month.

Members of Shades of Jade: Joshua Williams, Desmond Mason, Perry DJStix Holliday, with bassist Deandre Manning joined us live in the 90.1 FM Studios.

11:27

15. Shades of Jade – “At Work” (Live)
[Joshua Williams on trumpet, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on drums, and Deandre Manning on bass.]

Members of Shades of Jade met in school at UMKC’s Conservatory of Music. Joshua and Desmond talked about the influence of Bobby Watson.

Joshua Williams, leads the band as artistic director, composer, and musician.

Shades of Jade is on a constant search to paint musical pictures.

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“.

We quoted, Bill Brownlee, music writer for The KC Star and creator of the influential music blog about Jazz called Plastic Sax, writes, “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.”

There really is a Jazz youth movement happening in KC fostered by the UMKC Conservatory of Music, Bobby Watson, Charlotte Street Foundation

Shades of Jade is influenced by: The RH Factor, Robert Glasper Experiment, and Christian Scott Quintet.

11:35

16. Shades of Jade – “Orange” (Live)
[Joshua Williams on trumpet, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on drums, and DeAndre Manning on bass.]

Shades of Jade are working on a new single.

Shades of Jade have a new YouTube Channel

More info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/shadesofjade

Kansas City Jazz scene, venues, artists, audiences.

11:43

17. Shades of Jade – “Kyle’s Crib” (Live)
[Joshua Williams on trumpet, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on drums, and Deandre Manning on bass.]

[Shades of Jade play The Phoenix, at 302 W 8th Street, Friday, May 29. And starting in June, Shades of Jade begin a residency at Coda Bar & Grill, playing the First Saturday of each month. Shades of Jade also play The Tank Room on every 3rd Friday of each month.]

11:50

18. Shelby Lynne – “Pretend”
from: Just A Little Lovin’ / UMG Recordings / January 29, 2008
[Shelby Lynne was born Shelby Lynn Moorer, October 22, 1968, in Quantico, Virginia, the younger sister of Allison Moorer also a singer and songwriter. The success of her 1999 album I Am Shelby Lynne led to her winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, even though she had, by that time, been active in the music industry for some time. She released a Dusty Springfield tribute album called Just a Little Lovin’ in 2008, her tenth studio album. The album is a tribute to British singer Dusty Springfield, produced by Phil Ramone that features covers of nine songs popularized by Dusty Springfield. Three of the covers are of songs from Springfield’s debut album, while another four are of selections from Springfield’s widely acclaimed fifth album, Dusty in Memphis. Slipped in with all of the Dusty classics is “Pretend”, an original song written by Lynne.]

[Shelby Lynne plays The Folly Theatre on Friday, May 22.]

11:54

Next week on Wed, May 27, we present our annual, LGBT Pride Show – “That’s Sooo Gay”show.

Stay tuned for: ARTSPEAK RADIO, with Maria Vasquez Boyd, at noon, followed by Jazz Afternoon at 1:00 with Jeff Harshbarger. At 3:00 it’s Old G’s Hangout with Groovey Grant. At 6:00 it’s All Souls Forum At 7:00 – American Routes with Nick Spitzer. At 9:00 Dr. Mike brings us Chamber Music, followed by From Arc to Microchip at 11:30 pm. At Midnight DJ Radionic takes over the turntables.

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11:56:30

19. Purity Ring – “Bodyache”
from: Another Eternity / 4AD / February 27, 2015
[Canadian indie electronic band based out of Montreal who formed in 2010. The band consists of two members: Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals).]

[Purity Ring play The Granada in Lawrence, KS, TONIGHT, May 20, with Braids, and Born Gold.]

11:59:30

20. 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, May 27, we present our annual LGBT Pride Show, “That’s Soooo Gay.”

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Show #578

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Ivory Black + Howard Iceberg + Jamie Searle

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, May 6, 2015

Ivory Black + Howard Iceberg
+ Jamie Searle & 90.1 FM’s Spring Dance


Mark plays New & MidCoastal releases from: Betse & Clarke, Heidi Lynne Gluck, The Weepies, John Moreland, Ivory Black, Speedy Ortiz, Digital Leather, Toro Y Moi, Diarrhea Planet, Howard Iceberg, My Brothers & Sisters, AY MusiK, Deco Auto, and more.

Ivory Black

Ivory Black

At 10:30 Musician Ivory Black joins us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. A native of Indiana, Ivory Black has lived a nomadic childhood, moving from Oklahoma to Missouri, family to family, before running away at 15. Now based in the Kansas City area, Ivory has been performing solo in songwriter circles and open mic showcases displaying honest lyrics, beautiful songs, looping techniques and layering rhythms. Currently working with AweStruck Studios in KC, Ivory released the debut single “Drive” in March, through CBM Records and is set to release a debut full length record soon. Ivory Black plays a special In-store performance at Records With Merritt, on Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 pm. Ivory Black also plays The Scene Rock Bar, in Independence, on Tuesday, May 12. More info at: http://www.ivoryblackmusic.com

Howard Iceberg

Howard Iceberg

At 11:00 we welcome back to the show, legendary Kansas City singer songwriter, Howard Iceberg. Howard will share new music and talk about the release of a new limited edition recording of songs, from his on going, never ending recording project. Howard will play a very special CD Release Show, on his birthday, May 9, at 9:00 pm, at CODA, 1744 Broadway, KCMO, with special guests, Betse & Clarke. Howard will be sharing his new CDs, while supplies last. More info at: http://www.codakc.com

Jamie Searle

Jamie Searle

At 11:30 Jamie Searle of My Brothers & Sisters will visit with us and share details about the 90.1FM Spring Dance, Saturday, May 9, at 8:00pm, at The Tank Room 1813 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri, featuring 6 Dance Bands: The Starhaven Rounders, Grupo Aztlan, The Late Night Callers, My Brothers & Sisters, The Old No. 5′s, AY MusiK and Special Guests: The Marching Cobras at 9:00pm. Info at http://www.kkfi.org

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Show #576

WMM Playlist from April 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, April 29, 2015

Mat Shoare + Spinning Records with Judy Mills
+ Contracting An Issue + Music from MXM2015

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

We started the show with bands playing the 2nd Annual MixMaster Music Conference & Showcase, Saturday, May 2, in The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS. Hosted by Silly Goose Records, the events include: Industry Panels, Workshops, and a Live Showcase featuring: Nicholas St. James, LION, La Guerre, Jessica Paige, CS Luxem, Pink Royal, and Westerners. More info at: http://www.MXM2015.com

2. Pink Royal – “Taste of Meaning”
from: Taps / Silly Goose Records / April 11, 2015
[alt-electro-rock-pop from Lawrence, Kansas, with Dylan James Guthrie on vocals, Steven LaCour on guitar, Josh Dorrell on guitar, Alex Hartmann on drums, Nick Carswell on bass guitar & keyboards, and Zak Pischnotte on Saxophones. Originally founded by Henry Burling (drums), Steve LaCour and John Killeen (bass) and the addition of Chad “Mustard” Smith of the band Dumptruck Butterlips on vocals. When Henry returned to England, and Chad Smith went on the road with his other musical projects, Pink Royal journeyed through various concoctions, eventually settling on the current line up.]

[Pink Royal play The Bottleneck, in Lawrence, Sat. May 2, for Mix Master Conference & Showcase.]

10:07

3. Westerners – “Tetris”
from: Westerners [EP] / The Record Machine / March 24, 2014
[Mitch Hewlett, Josh Hartranft, Matt Mirsch, Ben Childs. Recorded and produced at Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Members of the band come from all over: the east coast, London, Kansas City, bonded by an arbitrary move to a farmhouse in nowhere, Kansas, and an almost decade long friendship. In 2013 the band enlisting a friend and local band director who was then recently discharged from the US Coast Huard to fill out their sound. Westerners emerged on the local music scene with their high energy performances.]

[Westerners also play The Bottleneck, Lawrence, Sat. May 2, for Mix Master Conference & Showcase.]

4. 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.]

[CS Luxem play The Bottleneck, Lawrence, Sat. May 2, for Mix Master Conference & Showcase.]

10:15 – Interview with Allison Webber and Gk Callahan

Allison Webber and Gk Callahan

Allison Webber and Gk Callahan

Allison Webber is a freelance photographer based in San Francisco, her personal work focuses on fine art documentary and portraits shot with multiple different film cameras. Her work has been shown in galleries in San Francisco, Portland and Vermont. Webber’s editorial work centers mostly on the cocktail industry on the west coast and portraits for artists, chefs, bartenders and distillers. Her images have been published in Juxtapose Magazine, Food and Wine and online in The Wall Street Journal, and other notable sites.

Gk Callahan is a trans-media artist. He earned his MFA in social practice at California College of the Arts and his BFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. Creating cultural change through social engagement, Gk focuses on humanitarian issues around public health. Gk is the founder of The Please Touch Community Garden in San Francisco; and has produced various exhibitions in galleries and alternative spaces throughout the Bay Area. He has taught art to the blind and visually impaired, as well as to grade school children, within the non-profit arts sector, and has facilitated several community based public murals around the San Francisco Bay area.

Allison Webber and Gk Callahan joined us to discuss Contracting an Issue – A social awareness project and performance, April 29, at 6:00 pm, at LikeMe Lighthouse, at 3909 Main St. Contracting An Issue – Kansas City, is a spoken-word documentary performance collaboration with Cat Mahari composed of local stories and questions about HIV/AIDS here in KC.

Gk Callahan, recently wrote in his blog about, “Why do you do this kind of work? Why HIV/AIDS?”

[From Gk’s blog site at contractinganissue.com: “There are many answers. My mom likes to joke that I picked two of the hardest and worst paying careers because I am a glutton for punishment. Currently, I spend my days working on a participatory art practice; this sort of art form (social practice) “for me” blends social work and art. It is a difficult medium to finance and promote, but recently, this project was, in a very uneasy way, validated. This form of validation is sad. I don’t want this to come across as gossip or the airing of dirty laundry, but even with the grief I feel, the validation that the work I am struggling to produce is making an impact lets me know that I must keep going, even if sometimes it feels like I am talking to a wall.”]

Have you ever had someone tell you that they have contracted HIV?

Allison Webber’s passion has always been about capturing the honest moments in between, fleshing out the day to day with narratives on the people and the places they inhabit.

Contracting An Issue – Kansas City, is a spoken-word documentary performance collaboration with Cat Mahari composed of local stories and questions about HIV/AIDS here in KC.

Cat Mahari is part of the Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency Program. She is a dancer and performance artist whose work is based in exploring collaboration, practice, and research of known and unknown movement disciplines, video projects, and music. She has performed nationally and internationally. In 2011, she received her MA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK. Johnson focuses on issues of communication-relationship paradigms. Her investigations utilize, convey, and present a diversity of processes pertaining to individuality and culture. She is both self-taught and has had guided training in urban dance, ballet, and contemporary movements, and utilizes lived experience across a spectrum of politics, society, and culture.

The Cast has been rehearsing this past week and last.

Material, text, was created from interviews.

HIV testing will be offered on-site at this event and will be free, CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing. Sufficient accommodations will be made to provide a confidential testing experience, from KC CARE staff) look forward to attending the event!

Gk has also built expertise in cultural development, working at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts under the Curator of Public Programs in the Community Engagement Department, and with the City of San Francisco working on public health policies.

In reference to Gk’s last project the Please Touch Community Garden –
“A bright red needle dispensary box was placed just outside the garden gates. Once installed, the number of needles found around the lot dropped dramatically. The needles were one of the bigger problems the team faced at the beginning of the project. Over 2,000 used needles were collected initially, and for a long time after the initial clean up, five to fifteen needles a day would need disposal. It was a biohazard, it was scary, and in its own way an epidemic. It was one of those said angels, and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, who were instrumental in helping get the sharps dispensary box installed. It was the needles that led Callahan to his next project . . .
The needles are a byproduct of combating the AIDS epidemic; they are the aftermath of saving lives. It was a moment for him where an issue he had only known to fear as a sort of boogie monster manifested itself as a reality. The accumulation of needles forced him to see something that has always been in his face. He wondered where had the culture that formerly addressed this issue gone? Had it moved? Had the fear of something still very real become sedated by it’s own presence? So he began investigating and listening to people’s stories, they were so enlightening; he felt they needed to be shared. The idea for the Contracting An Issue project was born from the waste and challenge of creating a garden on a blighted lot. ”

Contracting an Issue – A social awareness project and performance, Tonight, at 6:00 pm, at LikeMe Lighthouse, at 3909 Main St. Contracting An Issue – Kansas City, is a spoken-word documentary performance collaboration with Cat Mahari composed of local stories and questions about HIV/AIDS here in KC. . More info at: http://www.contractinganissue.com.

10:29 – Underwriting

10:31 – Interview with Mat Shoare

Mat Shoare

Mat Shoare

5. Mat Shoare– “Murder”
from: Murder – Single (from Right As Rain) / Indep / Digital Single released: February 26, 2015
[KC based singer-songwriter Mat Shoare’s 3rd full length solo release, ‘Right As Rain” will be releaed May 5.]

[Mat Shoare Band, play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Fri, May 1, 10:00 w/ Major Games, KnifeCrime]

Mat Shoare is a singer, guitarist, band leader, and record label founder. As a songwriter he has been nominated for a Pitch Music Award. He is one of our favorite Kansas City based musicians. Mat Shoare joins us to share tracks from his third solo release ‘Right As Rain” that will be officially released on Tuesday, May 5. Mat’s new music video for his song “Murder” premiered on PopMatters.com. Mat has also released several EPs with The Empty Spaces, who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Garage Band. Mat Shoare Band, plays recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Friday, May 1, at 10:00 with Major Games, Knife Crime.

Mat prefers the homemade sound and feel in his recordings, like his last recording, Right As Rain, was recorded in multiple rooms, the basement, and living room of his house with Ross Brown, with whom he recorded and mixed the recordings.

The album was mastered by Mike Nolte at Westend Studios.

Ross Brown plays drums on Matt’s previous solo album “Domestic Partnership” and also with The Empty Spaces and Mat Shoare Band.

Shoare admits that “In Good Time” is one of his favorite tracks from Right as Rain.

Wild Honey Pie premiered the new music video for “In Good Time.”

http://www.thewildhoneypie.com/matt-shoares-melancholic-melodies-have-us-swooning-premiere/

From Wild Honey Pie.com:
The video capitalizes on the track’s incredibly cinematic feel, cutting quickly between vintage and current footage of a man wandering around his own town. Of the visual Shoare says: “This video was put together by Shae Mermis in Kansas City. We compiled some found footage that we thought fit the vibe for the song and also shot some cool footage of our own that mirrors the album artwork and also links up in a cool way with out found footage. The song is supposed to be kind of dreamy and foggy…so we went there with the video too.”

10:42

6. Mat Shoare– “In Good Time”
from: In Good Time – Single (from Right As Rain) / Indep / Digital Single released: April 17, 15
[KC based singer-songwriter Mat Shoare’s 3rd full length solo release, ‘Right As Rain” will be releaed May 5.]

[Mat Shoare Band, play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Fri, May 1, 10:00 w/ Major Games, Knife Crime]

10:46

Mat Shoare’s last record, “Domestic Partnership” was released Dec 11, 2012.

Mat is the cofounder of Golden Sound Records, an independent, Kansas City based record label with his friends Jerad Tomasino and Ross Brown.

Mat’s previous band The Empty Spaces released two EPs including 2012’s “Party Line” which was part of our 112 Best Recordings of 2012.

10:50

Mat Shoare plays live in our 90.1 FM Studios

Mat Shoare plays live in our 90.1 FM Studios

7. Mat Shoare– “All You Need Is Love” (LIVE) 
Also available on Right As Rain / Indep / May 5, 20155
[Inspired a challenge to write a song in two minutes, to write a song for his girlfriend, and inspired by a man holding up signs outside the Sprint Center after the Paul McCartney concert.]

Mat toured the Pacific Coast Highway while also vacationing.

10:56

8. Mat Shoare– “Nothing Like You”
from: Right As Rain / Indep / May 5, 2015
[KC based singer-songwriter Mat Shoare’s 3rd full length solo release, ‘Right As Rain” will be releaed May 5.]

[Mat Shoare Band, play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Fri, May 1, 10:00 w/ Major Games, KnifeCrime]

11:00 – Station ID

Judy Mills has been a waitress, a student, a teacher, a poet, a corporate road warrior and a corporate retail slave. Judy Mills opened Mills Record Company, a new independent record store, about two years ago, at 314 Westport Road, in Kansas City. A year later she expanded into the next door space to allow for used records and a new stage where bands play nearly every week, in special in-store performances. Mills Record Company recently hosted multiple bands outside in the parking lot and inside on stage for Record Store Day, and The Middle of The Map Fest. The store also hosts an very helpful website: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com with in depth reviews of live shows and new musical releases, photographs, and a calendar of events. Judy Mills returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley, for our second hour, as our special guest producer.

11:03

9. Bright Light Social Hour – “Sweet Madelene”
from: Space Is Still the Space / Frenchkiss Records / March 10, 2015
[Psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. The current line up includes: Jack O’Brien – vocals, bass (2004–present), Curtis Roush – vocals, guitar (2004–present), Joseph Mirasole – drums (2006–present), Edward Braillif – synthesizers, guitar (2013–present). Born out of a university art-rock collective, the band first gained attention in Austin from their incendiary live performances and innovative vision of rock and roll, melding southern rock, hard-dance, psychedelic blues, and deep-soul. Their self-titled debut album led to heightening critical acclaim, national touring, and a rare sweep of six awards at the SXSW 2011 Austin Music Awards, including Band of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year (“Detroit”).]

10. Drugs and Attics “Unknown name track”
from: DNA / Independent / To be released soon, 2015
[Smoky, blue garage – filled party tunes. Brett Livingston on drums, Andrew Paluga on bass, Willie Jordan on lead vocals. Drugs and Attics release their debut EP Meltr in 2014, reportedly recorded using cell phones.]

[Drugs and Attics play Middle East, Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 pm, with Chasm, and Penicillin Baby.]

11. Bummer – “Dude Baby”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / Expected soon, 2015

12. Bummer – “Double Stairway”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / Expected soon, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. ]

13. Nature Boys – “Coast to Coast” (7″ Vinyl)
from: Coast To Coast – Single B side to “Pissy Wind” Replay Records / April 2015
[Dedicated to the memory of Blaik Fischer and Zack Isom. Kansas City trio formed in September 2009. Danny Fischer on guitar/vocals, Suzanne Hogan on bass/vocals, Alex Moss on drums. Recorded at Cool Devices in Texas. More info at: http://www.natureboysrocknroll.com ]

14. The Uncouth – “KC United” (7″ Vinyl)
from: KC United – Single / Too Much Rock / April 29, 2015
[Kansas City based 80’s-esque punk trio formed by: Cody Blanchard on bass/vocals, Todd Rainey on drums/vocal, and CJ Wilson on guitar/vocals.]

[Too Much Rock, a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, where he shares his photos & videos & comments of the live music shows he attends. Sid also posts podcasts! The Too Much Rock Single Series is a collection of 45 RPM singles that feature one original song with one cover song selected by Too Much Rock for the band. 500 limited edition copies are pressed and given to the band to sell as merchandise at shows and at local record stores. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, and Josh Berwanger Band have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series. More info at: http://www.toomuchrock.com

[Too Much Rock Single Release In Store Performance @ Mills Record Company, on May 15.]

11:35 – Underwriting

15. Thee Tsunamis – “Female Trouble”
from: Saturday Night Sweetheart / Maganetic South Recordings / May 26, 2015
[from Bloomington, Indiana. Betsy-guitar, Josie-bass, Sharlene-drums. More street-grit than surfside, Thee Tsunamis blend girl-group bubblegum with feral punk, hugging every hairpen turn of Kim Fowley’s twisted, trashbucket heart along the way. ]

16. Marriages – “The Liar”
from: Sholam / Sargent House / April 7, 2015
[Debut full-length record from Los Angeles, California based, rock band from that formed in 2012. The band is composed of vocalist and guitarist Emma Ruth Rundle, bassist Greg Burns and drummer Andrew Clinco. They released their EP Kitsune in 2012.]

17. Morcheeba – “Part of the Process”
from: Big Calm / China Records – Sire Records / March 13, 1998
[upcoming re-issue]
[British band, consisting of Skye Edwards and the brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey. They mix influences from trip hop, rock, adult contemporary, folk-rock and downtempo. They have produced eight regular studio albums since 1995, two of which reached the UK top ten, the most recent Head Up High was released in 2013.[1] Edwards left the band in 2003, after which the brothers used a number of singers before reconvening as a trio in 2007. They recruit additional members for their live-performances and have toured internationally.]

18. Tracey Thorn “Under the Ivy”
from: Under The Ivy – Single B-side to “Running up the Hill” / Strange Feeling / Dec. 28, 2014
[Tracey Thorn of Everyone But The Girl covers Kate Bush in a digital only release after seeing Kate’s new show and writing the review.]

Judy Mills, thanks for being with us on WMM.

Judy Mills record store, Mills Record Company is located at 314 Westport Road, in Kansas City, with all of the latest new vinyl releases and thousands of used records, and a stage where bands play nearly every week, in special in-store performances. Their website: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com offers ib depth reviews of live shows and new musical releases, photographs, and a calendar of events.

11:57

Because we witnessed Peter Hook perform the music of Joy Division at Middle of The Map Fest…

18. Joy Division – “Transmission”
from: Permanent / London Records / May 8, 1995 [compilation album]
[Debut single originally released on 7″ vinyl in October 1979 by record label Factory. It was re-released as a 12″ single with a different sleeve in December 1980. Joy Division consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist/keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris. Formed by Sumner and Hook right after they attended a Sex Pistols gig, Joy Division transcended their punk roots to pioneer a complex post-punk sound that incorporated synthesizers, dub-influenced production values, and haunting melodies. Their self-released 1978 debut EP, An Ideal for Living, drew the attention of the Manchester television personality Tony Wilson. Joy Division’s debut album Unknown Pleasures was released in 1979 on Wilson’s independent label Factory Records. Aided by Martin Hannett’s sparse production, it was a critical success with the British music press. Despite this early acclaim, Curtis suffered from severe depression and personal difficulties, including a broken marriage and epilepsy. In particular he found it increasingly difficult to perform at live concerts, during which he often suffered seizures. In May 1980, on the eve of the band’s debut American tour, Curtis, aged 23, committed suicide. Closer, Joy Division’s second and final album was released two months later; the album and preceding single “Love Will Tear Us Apart” became the band’s highest charting releases. After Curtis’s death, the remaining members continued as New Order, achieving critical and commercial success. Joy Division are seen as one of the most influential bands of the late 1970s.]

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

Next week on Wed, May 6 Ivory Black joins us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios, plus Howard Iceberg will drop by to share new music and talk about his CD Release at CODA on May 9th, and Jamie Searle of My Brothers and Sisters will visit with us and share details about the 90.1FM Spring Dance, Saturday, May 9, at 8:00pm, at The Tank Room 1813 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri, featuring 6 Dance Bands: The Starhaven Rounders, Grupo Aztlan, The Late Night Callers, My Brothers & Sisters, The Old No. 5′s, AY MusiK and Special Guests: The Marching Cobras at 9:00pm. Info at KKFI.ORG

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Show #575

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Mat Shoare + Spinning Records with Judy Mills + Music from MXM2015

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, April 29, 2015

Mat Shoare + Spinning Records with Judy Mills
+ Contracting An Issue + Music from MXM2015

Mark plays New & MidCoastal releases from: Pink Royal, Westerners, and CS Luxem, three of the bands playing the 2nd Annual MixMaster Music Conference & Showcase, Saturday, May 2, in The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS. Hosted by Silly Goose Records, the events include: Industry Panels, Workshops, and a Live Showcase featuring: Nicholas St. James, LION, La Guerre, Jessica Paige, CS Luxem, Pink Royal, and Westerners. More info at: http://www.MXM2015.com

At 10:15 we’ll talk with Gk Callahan about Contracting an Issue – A social awareness project, producing/archiving collections of public, spoken-word documentary performances, which reference HIV/AIDS. On Wednesday, April 29, at 6:00 pm, LikeMe Lighthouse, at 3909 Main St., KCMO, will host a performance of Contracting An Issue – Kansas City, a spoken-word documentary performance collaboration from artists, Gk Callahan, Allison Webber, and Cat Mahari. Contracting An Issue – Kansas City is composed of local stories and questions about HIV/AIDS here in Kansas City. This is a FREE event, light refreshments will be provided. More info at: http://www.contractinganissue.com.

Mat Shoare

Mat Shoare

At 10:30 one of our favorite singer-songwriter/rock & rollers, Mat Shoare will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM studios. On May 5, Mat will release his new record, “Right as Rain.” Mat’s new music video for his song “Murder” premiered at PopMatters.com. Mat Shoare Band, plays recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Friday, May 1, at 10:00 with Major Games, and Knife Crime. More info aw http://www.matshoare.com

Spinning Records with Judy Mills of Mills Record Company

Spinning Records with Judy Mills of Mills Record Company

At 11:00 for our entire second hour our friend, Judy Mills of Mills Record Company, returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley to join us as “guest producer” to play hot new vinyl releases, including music from BUMMER‘s new record SPANK, the new single from The Nature Boys, music from The Bright Light Social Hour, and more. More info at http://www.millsrecordcompany.com

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Show #575

WMM Playlist from April 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, April 22, 2015

Thom Hoskins + John Keck
+ Vi Tran’s “The Butcher’s Son” +
Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Fiddler on The Roof”
+ More Music from The Middle of The Map

Thom Hoskins and John Keck

Thom Hoskins and John Keck

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

2. The Lucky – “We Are One”
from: Swimming Invisible / Independent / May 24, 2014
[Camilla Camille on vocals, guitar, octave pedal; Iason Mac Ai on vocals, lead guitar; Calandra Rene on bass; Dustin Mott on drums. Recorded at Massive Sound Studio by Paul Malinowski More info and to see The Lucky’s new music video, visit their FB page: http://facebook.com/theluckyband.%5D

[The Lucky play Middle of The Map Fest for Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party Saturday, April 25, starting at 2:00 pm at The Westport Saloon, with The Project H, She’s A Keeper, The Big Iron, and Not A Planet]

Tonight is the first night of INK’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, through Saturday, April 25, with FOUR days of music, over 130 bands, at The Uptown and on seven stages in Westport. More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Tonight, April 22, Middle of The Map starts at The Uptown Theatre, at 7:30 – The Noise FM at 8:30 – The Republic Tigers, at 9:45 – OK Go.

We started with music from 5 bands playing Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party, Saturday, April 25, at 2:00, at The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave.

2:00 The Lucky https://www.facebook.com/theluckyband
2:45 The Project H https://www.facebook.com/theprojecthkc
3:30 She’s A Keeper https://www.facebook.com/shesakeepermusic
4:15 The Big Iron https://www.facebook.com/thebigiron
5:00 Not A Planet https://www.facebook.com/notaplanet

3. The Big Iron – “Anything I Can Do”
from: We Will Fail / Independent / May 30, 2014 [The band’s third full-length release was produced and mixed by Joel Nanos of Element Recording. It’s the band’s follow-up to 2008’s “Thanks for the Therapy,” and their 2001 debut recording, “Bury My Mistakes.” Ricky Reyes on guitar; Jon Paul on drums; Jeff Pendergraft on vocals, PK on guitar; and Mike Farren on bass. More info at: thebigiron.bandcamp.com/]

[The Big Iron play Middle of The Map Fest for Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party Saturday, April 25, starting at 2:00 pm at The Westport Saloon, with The Project H, She’s A Keeper, The Lucky, and Not A Planet]

4. She’s A Keeper – “Pennsylvania”
from: Westside Royal / Independent / January 17, 2015

[KC based band includes: Fritz Hutchison – vocals, banjo, percussion; Zac Jurden – vocals, guitar; Colin Nelson – vocals, guitar; Elliott Phillips – bass, mandolin. Recorded and produced by She’s A Keeper and Joel Nanos at Element Recording in Kansas City.]

[She’s A Keeper play Middle of The Map Fest for Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party Saturday, April 25, starting at 2:00 pm at The Westport Saloon, with The Project H, The Big Iron, The Lucky, and Not A Planet]

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

[The Project H play Middle of The Map Fest for Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party Saturday, April 25, starting at 2:00 pm at The Westport Saloon, with The Big Iron, She’s A Keeper, The Lucky, and Not A Planet]

10:15 – Interview with Gary Neal Johnson and Michael Grayman

Gary Neal Johnson has been a part of Kansas City’s theater community for nearly 40 years, appearing in more than 180 productions on the city’s professional stages, more than half of those with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre (formerly Missouri Repertory Theatre) where you may have seen him as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Pizarro in Royal Hunt of The Sun, George in Of Mice and Men, or as Harry Truman. Gary has also worked at Kansas City Actors Theatre, New Theatre, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, The Unicorn Theatre, as well as The Goodman in Chicago, Utah Shakespeare, American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Gary Neal Johnson is making his theatre debut with Spinning Tree Theatre.

Gary Neal Johnson is currently playing the iconic leading role of Tevye for Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of Fiddler on The Roof, running April 23 through May 10 at The Just Off Broadway Theatre. Previews are Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, with opening night on Saturday, April 25. For more information about the show and tickets you can visit: http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

Gary Neal Johnson, is Kansas City acting royalty. He has been working non-stop on stages bringing to life so many great and larger than life characters on stage from Julius Ceasar, King Lear, Willy Loman, Harry Truman, and now Tevye the milkman, the father of five daughters. This is his first experience playing this role.

23 actors are in the cast, plus a 4 person band/orchestra.

This is one of the most successful musicals in theatre history. It’s original production in 1964 was the winner of 9 Tony Awards. It has had four successful revivals, and a 1971 award winning film. Some have called it a perfect musical.

Fiddler on The Roof is co-directed by Spinning Tree Theatre Artistic Director – Michael Grayman and Managing Director – Andy Parkhurst.

Spinning Tree Theatre has produced shows in many different venues in KC, but are returning to Just Off Broadway Theatre, where they recently staged Black Pearl Sings and Aint Misbehavin’.

Gary Neal Johnson’s notable roles at the KC Rep and elsewhere include eleven seasons as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Charlie in August: Osage County, Virgil in Bus Stop, Pizarro in The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Gallimard in M. Butterfly, John in Oleanna, Morgan in The Drawer Boy, Gloucester in King Lear, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Caesar in Julius Caesar, Lear in King Lear, Harry in A Delicate Balance, George in Of Mice and Men, Gloucester in King Lear, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Squeers in Nicholas Nickleby, and Harry Truman in two extended runs of the one-character play, Give ‘Em Hell, Harry. In San Francisco, Mr. Johnson was honored with a Dean Goodman Award for Supporting Actor for his portrayal of George Booth in the premiere of David Mamet’s adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance at the American Conservatory Theater. Mr. Johnson performed the role of King Lear at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. In other regional theatre he played – King Lear (Goodman Theatre, Chicago); Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice (Utah Shakespeare); Witness for the Prosecution, (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre).

Julie Shaw plays Tevye’s wife Golde. Julie Shaw has been seen on many Kansas City stages, including Quality Hill Playhouse, Musical Theatre Heritage, The Coterie, Unicorn Theatre, American Heartland Theatre and Chestnut Fine Arts. Julie has also performed at The New Victory Theatre in NYC, reprising her roles in the original musical Lucky Duck. Julie Shaw is a veteran of Spinning Tree Theatre where she has played roles in Violet, Motherhood Out Loud, Hello Again, and The Fantasticks, and for Spinning Tree Theatre’s upcoming season she’ll be working as associate director for West Side Story.

T J Lancaster as Lazar Wolf, Nancy Nail as Yente, and a cast of 23 actors.

Spinning Tree Theatre’s Fiddler on The Roof, runs April 23 through May 10 at The Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Drive. Previews are Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, with opening night on Saturday, April 25. More information at 816-569-5277 or http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30

6. Not A Planet – “Girl Comes Down”
from: The Few, The Proud, The Strange / Independent / May 10, 2013
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on Guitar & Vocals; Liam Sumnicht on Drums & Harmony Vocals, and William Sturges on Bass Guitar & Harmony Vocals.]

[Not A Planet play Middle of The Map Fest for Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party Saturday, April 25, starting at 2:00 pm at The Westport Saloon, with The Project H, The Big Iron, The Lucky, and She’s A Keeper.]

10:33 – Interview with Thom Hoskins

Thom Hoskins

Thom Hoskins

7. Thom Hoskins – “The Bird in the Cage Vanishes Again” (LIVE)
(This new song might be included in Thom’s upcoming full length release)

10:37

Singer/songwriter, Thom Hoskins has been playing in the KC music scene for 10 years as a solo artist, and in the bands: Buffalo Saints, The Belles, Blackpool Lights, and Hidden Pictures. Balancing music with marriage and two children, Thom Hoskins wrote, recorded and pressed his four song E.P. Still Feeling Bronze in his home studio. Hoskins is working to release a follow up full-length record. Also balancing being a student working on a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition, Thom Hoskins plays Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas, TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 22, at 9:30 pm with Bobby Bare Jr., and The Josh Berwanger Band. Thom Hoskins also plays Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, at 5:00 pm, at Mills Record Company, 314 Westport Road, as part of Tim Finn’s Back To Rockville Singer-Songwriter Showcase!

10:42

8. Thom Hoskins – “Untitled” (Live)
(This new song might be included in Thom’s upcoming full length release)

10:46

Thom’s Influences:

Van Dyke Parks, The Kinks, Left Banke, Brian Wilson, The Zombies, The Easy Beats, Edith Piaf, Tom Waits, Jon Brion,

Thom enjoys:

French films, Film Noir, Photographs, Places traveled, Places untraveled, Inaudible noise, Dreams, Nightmares, Awakenings, And the Natural world as it is seen through my eyes. Writing complex chord progressions, cycling, working outside, reading, recording & listening to music that make me feel not quite like myself.

10:51

9. Thom Hoskins – “Lighter and Lighter” (Live)(This new song might be included in Thom’s upcoming full length release)

Thom Hoskins plays Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas, TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 22, at 9:30 pm with Bobby Bare Jr., and The Josh Berwanger Band. Thom Hoskins also plays Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, at 5:00 pm, at Mills Record Company, 314 Westport Road, as part of Tim Finn’s Back To Rockville Singer-Songwriter Showcase! More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com or http://soundcloud.com/nervous-fingers

10:55 – More Music from the Middle of The Map Fest

10. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Dead Daffodils”
from: Skeleton Crew / Glassnote Entertainment Group / expected 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, both on 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 4 times in the last year and a half, 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, last fall, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote records and have spent several months recording their new album in Nashville. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be making their network television debut, this Wednesday Night, Feb. 11, on The Late Show With David Letterman.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be opening for Iron & Wine at The Uptown Theater, Thursday, April 23rd, for the 5th annual Middle of the Map Fest. More info at: middleofthemapfest.com]

11:00 – Station ID

11. Kasey Rausch with Victor & Penny and 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 Rausch 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 my daughter, Kaya, as she graduates high school in May and takes to wind for 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. Kasey Rausch hosts/produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday mornings at 9am, on 90.1 FM with Mikal Shapiro. Kasey Rausch plays with The Naughty Pines every Tuesday at CODA.]

[Kasey Rausch w/Chad Brothers play Middle of the Map, Thurs, April 23, at The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, w/Jason Beers, Old Sound, The Hardship Letters, Dusty Rust, The Blue Boot Heelers.]

11:03 -Interview with John Keck

John Keck

John Keck

12. John Keck – “Lilies ” (Live)

Singer songwriter John Keck is a busy guy. John Keck hosts a monthly songwriter series, works as a collaborator and as a solo artist, and has been working on new music and recordings. John Keck plays a special House Concert, Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 pm, at 3718 Warwick Blvd. #2, with Von Strantz, Dan Smith, and Destroy Nate Allen. John Keck plays The Guild, May 14, for RAWKC presents SENSORY, 1621 Locust St. with The Cosmic Tady Brothers. John Keck’s songwriter showcase is moving to The Buffalo Room starting June 13.

John Keck’s release, “Jack Moon Sessions,” was part of WMM’s The 113 Best Recordings of 2013.

In 2011 while John was visiting the famous Sun Studios in Memphis, TN where Presley, Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and so many others have recorded he decided to produce a single at the legendary studio and a session was booked. He originally only booked 2 hours thinking that would be plenty of time to get several takes of his song “Die with Me.” 2 hours turned into 4, and 8 tracks were recorded with 3 takes of each song.

This “live” album was brought back to KC and discussed with Brent Jamison & Chappy Felkins of Dreamwolfanimalbear Productions, with the intention of adding more instrumentation to it, to bring out a full band sound that John had planned for most of the songs. John’s friends Betse Ellis; Elaine McMillan; Megan Zander & Chris Taddy of Dream Wolf; Clint Hoffmeier of Ned Ludd and Vehicle; and Hume Man were asked to sit in on the Chappy Road sessions and create the sound John was hearing in his head.

11:15

13. John Keck – “The Road Home” (Live)
(New music)

John Keck’s songwriter showcase Devils and Angels is moving to The Buffalo Room starting June 13.

11:21

14. John Keck – “Easy Going Woman” (Live)
(New music)

John Keck plays a special House Concert, Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 pm, at 3718 Warwick Blvd. #2, with Von Strantz, Dan Smith, and Destroy Nate Allen. John Keck plays The Guild, May 14, for RAWKC presents SENSORY, 1621 Locust St. with The Cosmic Tady Brothers. John Keck’s songwriter showcase is moving to The Buffalo Room starting June 13. More info at: http://www.johnlkeck.com

11:25

15. Genevieve – “Colors”
from: Show Your Colors / Wind-up Records / March 10, 2015
[Genevieve Schatz, better known simply as Genevieve, is an American indie pop singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California, United States. The former frontwoman of Chicago indie rock band, Company of Thieves, Genevieve embarked on her solo career in early 2014. “Colors” is her first solo track.]

[Genevieve plays MOTM April 25 on the Outdoor Stage. ]

11:28 – Underwriting

11:30 – Interview with Vi Tran

Vi Tran and John Keck

Vi Tran and John Keck

Writer, actor, musician, artist, teacher, singer, songwriter – Vi Tran was born near Saigon, Vietnam and raised in southwestern Kansas. He began performing as a toddler in the refugee camps of southeast Asia. Vi has appeared in theatres all across Kansas City as an actor, and is also a big part of the Kansas City Music Scene. In 2013 his debut full length recording “American Heroine” was part of our Wednesday MidDay Medley’s The 113 Best Recordings of 2013. Vi is also the creative force behind The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Road. Vi joined us today to talk about his critically acclaimed play THE BUTCHER’S SON that will be performed and broadcast LIVE on 90.1 FM, tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, at 8:00 pm, for KKFI’s LOCAL SHOWCASE.

THE BUTCHER’S SON – A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir

Vi Tran uses drama, spoken word, slam poetry, and folk music to tell the story.

Directed by Mackenzie Goodwin,
featuring: Vi Tran, Ai Vy Bui, Erika Crane Ricketts,
and Ben Byard, Kate Hogan, and Jake Stanton as the orchestra.

LIVE RADIO BROADCAST of The Butcher’s Son, Thursday at 8:00 pm on 90.1 FM / Streaming live at http://www.kkfi.org

The Butcher’s Son will return at The Buffalo Room, April 30 – May 11.

The Buffalo Room at Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd., KCMO. A performance venue and creative commons in the grand tradition of the historic artists’ salons of Paris, London, and New York, but with a Midwestern twist. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/buffaloroomkc

THE BUTCHER’S SON – A Refugee Play & Performance Memoir by Vi Tran, and directed by Mackenzie Goodwin will be performed and broadcast LIVE on 90.1 FM, tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, at 8:00 pm, for KKFI’s LOCAL SHOWCASE. Stream at kkfi.org The show returns to The Buffalo Room, April 30 – May 11.

11:45

16. Sleater-Kinney – “Hey Darling”
from: 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).]

[Sleater-Kinney play The Uptown Theatre, Sunday April 26, at 8:00 pm.]

17. Heather Thornton – “So Fast”
from: Working for a Living – Ain’t What it Used To Be / Independent / April 27, 2015
[4th solo album from KCK based singer songwriter.]

[Heather Thornton plays a CD Release show, Monday, April 27, at 6:00 pm, at The Arts Asylum 1000 E 9th St KC, MO, with Special guests G. Victor Penniman & Michael O’Shiver, and The an special band to back up Heather Thornton made up of: Bree Plaster, Brian Ruskin, Jeramy Johnston, Caleb Aldrich, and Rachel Bowerman-Deering.]

11:56 – 1 of 4 Singer songwriters named Scott

This Saturday, April 25, at 6:30pm, at Coda, 1744 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, for the 4th Saturday Happy Hour, Scott Hrabko welcomes 3 other fine KC songwriters who also happen to be named Scott: Scott Easterday, Scott Hobart and Scott Stanton.

Here is new music from Scott “Rex” Hobart…

18. Rex Hobart and The Misery Boys – “Long Shot of Hard Stuff”
from: Long Shot of Hard Stuff EP / Little Class Records / March 6, 2015
[Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys are…Rex Hobart on vocals, Blackjack Snow on bass, J.B. Morris on guitar, T.C. Dobbs on drums, and Solomon Hofer on pedal steel.]

[Scott “Rex” Hobart plays Coda, 1744 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, this Saturday, April 25, at 6:30pm, at Coda, for the 4th Saturday Happy Hour with Scott Hrabko, Scott Easterday, and Scott Stanton.]

11:59:30

19. 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, April 29, we’ll talk with Gk Callahan about Contracting an Issue – A social awareness project, producing/archiving collections of public, spoken-word documentary performances, which reference HIV/AIDS. More info at: http://www.contractinganissue.com. We’ll also hear brand new music from Mat Shoare who will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM studios. In our second hour we’ll welcome back to the show, Judy Mills of Mills Record Company as our special guest producer and co-host.

Please join us Saturday, April 25, Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party for Middle of The Map Fest, at Westport Saloon, 2:00 to 6:00, with Not A Planet, The Big Iron, She’s A Keeper, The Project H, and The Lucky …5 of our favorite bands playing, and we’ll have special prizes, vinyl and CD give aways!

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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Show #574

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Thom Hoskins + John Keck + Vi Tran + Fiddler on the Roof + More Music from the Middle

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, April 22, 2015

Thom Hoskins + John Keck
+ Vi Tran’s “The Butcher’s Son” +
Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Fiddler on The Roof”
+ More Music from The Middle of The Map

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Kasey Rausch with Victor & Penny & The Loose Change Orchestra, Sleater-Kinney, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Genevieve, Heather Thornton, and more. Plus we’ll also play: Not A Planet, The Big Iron, She’s A Keeper, The Project H, and The Lucky, five of our favorite KC bands all playing Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party for Middle of The Map Fest on Saturday, April 25, 2:00 to 6:00, at The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, with special prizes, vinyl & CD give-aways!

At 10:15 we’ll talk with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre‘s production of Fiddler on The Roof, running April 23 through May 10 at The Just Off Broadway Theatre. The show stars Gary Neal Johnson as Tevye, Julie Shaw as Golde, T J Lancaster as Lazar Wolf, Nancy Nail as Yente, and a cast of 27 actors. Previews are Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, with opening night on Saturday, April 25. More information at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

Thom Hoskins

Thom Hoskins

At 10:30 Mark welcomes KC based singer/songwriter, Thom Hoskins who will play live in our 90.1 FM studios. Thom Hoskins plays Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Kansas, Wednesday, April 22, at 9:30 pm with Bobby Bare Jr., and The Josh Berwanger Band. Thom Hoskins also plays Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, at 5:00 pm, at Mills Record Company, 314 Westport Road, as part of Tim Finn’s Back To Rockville Singer-Songwriter Showcase! More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

John Keck

John Keck

At 11:00 John Keck joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM studios. John Keck’s release, Jack Moon Sessions, was part of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s The 113 Best Recordings of 2013. John Keck has been working on new music and recordings. John Keck plays a special House Concert, Tuesday, April 28, at 6:00 pm, at 3718 Warwick Blvd. #2, with Von Strantz, Dan Smith, and Destroy Nate Allen. John Keck plays The Guild, May 14, for RAWKC presents SENSORY, 1621 Locust St. with The Cosmic Tady Brothers. More info at: http://www.johnlkeck.com

Vi Tran's THE BUTCHER'S SON

Vi Tran’s THE BUTCHER’S SON

At 11:30 Mark talks with KC actor, musician, writer, producer, Vi Tran about his play, THE BUTCHER’S SON, a Refugee Performance Memoir. This critically acclaimed play will be performed and broadcast LIVE on 90.1 FM KKFI, Thursday, April 23, at 8:00 pm. The Butcher’s Son chronicles Vi’s family’s escape from Vietnam, through Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia, the refugee camps of Thailand and The Philippines, to their eventual arrival and new life in America. Directed by Mackenzie Goodwin, and featuring: Vi Tran, Ai Vy Bui, Erika Crane Ricketts, and Ben Byard. The Butcher’s Son will return at The Buffalo Room, April 30 – May 11. Tune in or stream at http://www.kkfi.org

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
or streaming live at kkfi.org

Show #574

WMM Playlist from April 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, April 15, 2015

120 Minutes of Music from the Middle of the Map Fest
with guest co hosts: Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch


10:00

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

2. OK Go – “It’s Tough To Have A Crush When The Boy Doesn’t Feel The Same Way You Do”
from: Brown EP / Independent / Summer 2000
[This early EP was made available to fans who saw the band on tour with This American Life (as house band) from 2000 to 2003. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, now based in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of Damian Kulash (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar and vocals), Dan Konopka (drums and percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards and vocals), who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan. They are known for their often quirky and elaborate music videos. The original members formed as OK Go in 1998 and released two studio albums before Duncan’s departure. The band’s video for “Here It Goes Again” won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2007]

[OK Go play Middle of The Map Fest, Wed, April 22, with The Republic Tigers.]

Wednesday MidDay Medley features recordings from musical artists participating in the Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, April 22 – 25 at The Uptown and seven stages in Westport.

We played music from: Spirit is The Spirit, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Josh Berwanger, The Republic Tigers, Spencer Mackenzie Brown, Gardienne, Jason Beers, Lord Huron, Iron and Wine, PUJOL, Skating Polly, William Elliott Whitmore, Young Ejecta, Lot Walks, PHOX, Seoul, SALES, Light Music, and Bonzo Madrid.

Joining us for the entire show, the two guys responsible for the Middle of The Map Fest, Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch.

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 16 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008. Chris works on the marketing side of INK and puts together all of the music promotions. Chris was intrumental in the organization of The Middle of The Map Fest,, the music at The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday Home Game Concert Series at The Kauffman Stadium for The Kansas City Royals. Chris also has lent his work and talents to Boulevardia, Folk Alliance International, KC Music Collective, and The Midwest Music Foundation, where he has helped with The MidCoast Takeover and other needed campaigns. If that is not enough, Chris recently launched his new radio show, Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm on The Bridge, 90.9 FM.

Nathan Reusch is the co-founder of The Record Machine, a vibrant and busy area music label that he started with friends 11 years ago. Nathan is also one of the founders of The Middle of The Map Fest where he works with Chris in organizing a Music Fest, a Film Fest and also the Middle of The Map Forum, which starts tonight. You can catch Nathan DJing in an area clubs, and he is also a newlywed. He married his wife Jessica last May, in a service that came with a complimentary, one of a kind, record release.

INK’s Middle of the Map Fest 2015, The FIFTH Annual, A Festival born and raised in Kansas City. April 22, 23, 24 and 25, FOUR days of music, 130+ bands at Uptown Theater & throughout Westport, KCMO More info at; http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Last week was the Middle of the Map Film Fest, 25 films in 5 days, April 8-12 at The Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City. Tonight, April 15, starts The Middle of the Map Forum with a sold-out presentation with Malcolm Gladwell at the Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, and continuing through Sunday. THE FORUM: April 16-17 at The KC Star Press Pavilion and other Crossroads venues.

MUSIC FEST: April 22 – 25 at Uptown Theatre and seven stages in Westport

VENUES:
Uptown Theater (Wed/Thurs)
Outdoor Stage (Fri/Sat) ALL AGES – parking lot in Westport
Ernie Biggs 4115 Mill Street
recordBar 1020 Westport Road
Riot Room (inside) 4048 Broadway
Riot Room (outside) 4048 Broadway
Westport Saloon 4112 Pennsylvania
Mills Record Company (Sat) 314 Westport Road

The shows:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 • UPTOWN THEATER

8:30 The Republic Tigers https://www.facebook.com/TheRepublicTigers
9:45 OK Go https://www.facebook.com/okgo

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 • UPTOWN THEATER

7:00 Sean Rowe https://www.facebook.com/seanrowemusic
7:45 Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear https://www.facebook.com/MadisenWardAndTheMamaBear
8:45 Strand of Oaks https://www.facebook.com/strandofoaks
10:00 Iron & Wine https://www.facebook.com/ironandwine?rf=111502145535024

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 • THE WESTPORT SALOON (free showcase)

7:00 Jason Beers https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Beers-Banjo-Music/
8:00 Old Sound https://www.facebook.com/oldsound
9:00 Kasey Rausch w/ Chad Brothers https://www.facebook.com/KaseyRauschMusic/
10:00 The Hardship Letters https://www.facebook.com/TheHardshipLetters
11:00 Dusty Rust https://www.facebook.com/DustyRustMusic
12:00 The Blue Boot Heelers https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Boot-Heelers/

10:11 – Thursday Night

3. Iron & Wine – “Naked As We Came”
from: Our Endless Numbered Days / Sub Pop / March 23, 2004
[Iron and Wine’s newest release: Archive Series, Vol. No. , was released on Blue Cricket Recording, February 24, 2015, Pulled from tapes found in the back corners of closets and dusty shoe boxes, this is the first in a series of releases – songs long neglected, but never forgotten. With the Archive Series, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) will be gathering otherwise unreleased home recordings, covers, and live sets from his entire career and releasing them on his own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. The songs on Volume No. 1 came to life at the same time as those selected for The Creek Drank the Cradle. The songs on Creek were only 11 of the many performed and recorded by Iron & Wine at home on a 4-track cassette. While some of this material has been widely bootlegged, it has never received a widespread or proper release until now.]

[Iron & Wine play MOTM April 23 at Uptown w/ Strand of Oaks, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear. ]

4. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
from: Silent Movies – Single / Glassnote Entertainment Group / February 12, 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, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded at 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 4 times in the last year and a half, 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, last fall, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote Records and have spent several months recording their new album in Nashville. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear made their network television debut, Wednesday, Feb. 11, on The Late Show With David Letterman. They will be embarking on a huge tour. Their new record is expected soon.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be opening for Iron & Wine at The Uptown Theater, Thursday, April 23rd, for the 5th annual Middle of the Map Fest. More info at: middleofthemapfest.com]

Chris spoke about John Daley who we lost this week. John was a huge KC Music fan, and could be seen at many music shows, always in the front row.

5. Jason Beers – “The Iron Fist of John Daley”
from: No Banjo is an Island / Independent / April 11, 2012
[Jason Beers has collaborated with many of KC’s best musicians. He writes, sings and plays bass with his band, The Brannock Device, and as a member of The Dead Voices. He is a father of two, who teaches children with special needs.]

[Jason Beers plays MOTM April 23 at The Westport Saloon w/ Old Sound, Kasey Rausch, and more. ]

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 • WESTPORT VENUES

Westport Saloon

7:00 Amanda Fish https://www.facebook.com/GuitarFish101?fref=ts
8:00 Billy Beale https://www.facebook.com/BillyBealeBlues
9:00 My Oh My https://www.facebook.com/MyOhMyKC
10:00 Lauren Anderson Band https://www.facebook.com/LaurenAndersonBand
11:00 Coyote Bill Boogie Band https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Coyote-Bill-Boogie-Band/153543731669
12:00 Royalphonic https://www.facebook.com/royalphonic
1:00 Katy Guillen & the Girls https://www.facebook.com/kgandthegirls

Ernie Biggs

6:00 Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires https://www.facebook.com/thegloryfires
7:00 PUJOL https://www.facebook.com/PUJOLDOTCOM/
8:30 Light Music
9:45 The Relationship (featuring Brian Bell of Weezer) https:// http://www.facebook.com/TheRelationship
11:00 The String & Return
12:15 BASS DRUM OF DEATH https://www.facebook.com/pages/BASS-DRUM-OF-DEATH/295269142164
1:30 Mickey Avalon https://www.facebook.com/MickeyAvalon

recordBar

6:30 Timbers
7:15 Atlas https://www.facebook.com/useyouratlas
8:00 Yore https://www.facebook.com/yoreband
8:45 Bonzo Madrid
9:30 Ballet School https://www.facebook.com/balletschoolband
10:45 Seoul https://www.facebook.com/SeoulMTL
12:00 Ben Kweller https://www.facebook.com/benkweller

Riot Room

6:45 Max Justus
7:30 Ronnie Heart
8:15 Nite
9:00 The Phantastics https://www.facebook.com/thephantastics
10:00 Young Ejecta
11:15 Various Blonde https://www.facebook.com/VariousBlonde
12:15 illphonics https://www.facebook.com/illphonicssound
1:30 Four Fists (P.O.S. & Astronautalis) https://www.facebook.com/fourfists6666

Riot Room Patio

6:45 SquidsKC
7:30 Stolen Nations https://www.facebook.com/stolennations
8:15 Jorge Arana Trio https://www.facebook.com/jorgearanatrio
9:00 Skating Polly
10:30 DJ Brooks Brown https://www.facebook.com/brooksbrownmusic
11:30 DJ Timmy Tutone https://www.facebook.com/timmytutonemusic
12:30 Mija https://www.facebook.com/djmija

The Outdoor Stage

6:00 Ghastly Menace https://www.facebook.com/ghastlymenace
6:45 Hembree https://www.facebook.com/hembreemusic
7:30 Shiner https://www.facebook.com/shinerkc
8:45 Lord Huron https://www.facebook.com/lordhuron
10:15 Atmosphere https://www.facebook.com/Atmosphere

10:27 – Friday at Ernie Biggs

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

[PUJOL plays MOTM, Friday, April 24 at Ernie Biggs.]

7. Light Music – “Don’t Go Quietly”
from: Ocean’s Daughter / Independent / Coming in 2015
[First Single from debut recording of Milwaukee, Wisconsin based band, founded in June 2012, with: Brendan Benham, Shae Lappen, Dan Mena, Ed Zuehlke]

[Light Music will play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24 at Ernie Biggs.]

10:33 – Underwriting

10:40 – Friday at recordBar

8. Bonzo Madrid – “Mausoleum”
from: Bonzo Madrid – Single / Independent / April 2015
[First Single from Bonzo Madrid the new musical project of CJ Calhoun, formerly of Cowboy Indian Bear.]

[Bonzo Madrid will play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24 at recordBar]

9. Seoul – “Stay With Us”
from: Stay With Us – Single / Grand Jury Music / October 14, 2014
[Montreal band formed in 2013.]

[Seoul play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, at recordBar]

10:50 – Friday at Riot Room

10. Young Ejecta – “Jeremiah (the Denier)”
from: Jeremiah (the Denier) – Single / Driftless Recordings / August 20, 2013
[Formerly known as simply Ejecta. An American synthpop duo consisting of Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber and producer Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin. The name had been changed to Young Ejecta due to the group getting a notice from the closely named DJ Ejeca. In November 2013, they released their debut album, Dominae, and in 2015 will be issuing their mini-album and second studio LP The Planet. They synthpop sound has been described by Heather Phares of Allmusic as “gauzy”.]

[Young Ejecta plays The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, at Riot Room]

11. Skating Polly – “Alabama Movies”
from: Fuzz Steilacoom / Chap Stereo / February 25, 2014
[Skating Polly is an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2009. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, who were 9 and 14 years old when the band formed. The band is noted for its members alternating instruments, childlike yet mature and poetic lyrics, melodic arrangements, rudimentary musicianship and an eclectic array of songs that vary in style from riot grrrl to piano-based indie pop.]

[Skating Polly play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, at Riot Room patio]

11:00 – Station ID

Featuring recordings from musical artists participating in INK’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, April 22, 23, 24 and 25. FOUR days of music, with over 120 bands at The Uptown and on seven stages in Westport. Middle of The Map is a Festival born and raised in Kansas City. More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Joining us as special guest co-hosts for the entire show, and the two guys responsible for the Middle of The Map Fest, Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch.

11:07 – Friday Night Outdoor Stage

12. Lord Huron – “Until The Night Turns”
from: Strange Trails / IAMSOUND Records / April 7, 2015
[The second album from American indie folk band based in Los Angeles. The group’s debut album, Lonesome Dreams, was released in 2012 on Iamsound in the U.S. and Play It Again Sam in UK & IE in January 2013. The band’s name was inspired by Lake Huron, the lake which band founder Ben Schneider grew up visiting, and would spend evenings playing music around the campfire]

[Lord Huron play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, on the Outdoor Stage]

11:12

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 • WESTPORT VENUES

DAY PARTIES AND SHOWCASES

Tim Finn’s Back To Rockville Singer-Songwriter Showcase
(Saturday at Mills Record Company)

2:00 Poor Bishop Hooper https://www.facebook.com/poorbishophooper
2:45 Connor Leimer https://www.facebook.com/ConnorLeimermusic
3:30 Hurley Christin https://www.facebook.com/HurleyChristinMusic
4:15 Gracie Schram https://www.facebook.com/gracieschram
5:00 Thom Hoskins https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thom-Hoskins/
5:45 Damon Bailey https://www.facebook.com/pages/Damon-Bailey-Trio/215512088572497

90.1 Wednesday MidDay Medley KKFI Day Party w/ Mark Manning
(Saturday at Westport Saloon)

2:00 The Lucky https://www.facebook.com/theluckyband
2:45 The Project H https://www.facebook.com/theprojecthkc
3:30 She’s A Keeper https://www.facebook.com/shesakeepermusic
4:15 The Big Iron https://www.facebook.com/thebigiron
5:00 Not A Planet https://www.facebook.com/notaplanet

90.9 The Bridge Day Party w/ Jon Hart
(Saturday at recordBar)

2:00 The Invisible World
2:45 Gardienne
3:30 Admiral of the Red https://www.facebook.com/admiralofthered
4:15 La Guerre https://www.facebook.com/laguerremusic
5:00 Yes You Are https://www.facebook.com/yesyouareofficial

I Heart Local Music and 90.9 KJHK Day Party
(Saturday at Riot inside)

2:00 Arc Flash https://www.facebook.com/arcflashmusic
2:45 Spencer Mackenzie Brown https://www.facebook.com/spencermackenziebrown
3:30 Bruiser Queen
4:15 Something and the Whatevers https://www.facebook.com/SomethingAndTheWhatevers
5:00 The Sluts https://www.facebook.com/TheSlutsBand

Eight One Sixty from 90.9 The Bridge Day Party w/ Sarah Bradshaw
(Saturday at Riot Room Patio)

2:00 Captiva https://www.facebook.com/experience.the.buzz
2:45 Pink Royal https://www.facebook.com/pinkroyalmusic
3:30 El-Rey-Tones https://www.facebook.com/theraydashtones
4:15 Kangaroo Knife Fight https://www.facebook.com/KangarooKnifeFight
5:00 Anna Cole and the Other Lovers https://www.facebook.com/AnnaColeAndTheOtherLovers
5:45 A Light Within https://www.facebook.com/ALWaudio

The Record Machine Day Party
(Saturday at the Outdoor Stage)

2:00 Rev Gusto
2:45 Spirit is the Spirit https://www.facebook.com/spiritisthespirit
3:30 Westerners https://www.facebook.com/westernersband
4:15 The Noise FM https://www.facebook.com/maxjustusmusic
5:15 Genevieve

Saturday Night…

The Outdoor Stage

6:15 PHOX https://www.facebook.com/phoxband
7:15 William Elliott Whitmore https://www.facebook.com/williamelliottwhitmore
8:30 Murder By Death https://www.facebook.com/MurderByDeath
10:00 Peter Hook & The Light (A “Joy Division” Celebration performing Unknown Pleasures & Closer) – should be the entire second line? https://www.facebook.com/peterhookandthelight

Mills Record Company

6:30 The Blackbird Revue https://www.facebook.com/theblackbirdrevue
7:15 David George and a Crooked Mile https://www.facebook.com/DavidGeorgeAndACrookedMile
8:15 Tony Lucca

The Westport Saloon

6:00 Clawhammer https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clawhammer/150015881747210
7:00 The Grisly Hand https://www.facebook.com/TheGrislyHand
8:00 Whiskey For The Lady https://www.facebook.com/whiskeyforthelady
9:00 Good Time Charley https://www.facebook.com/GoodTimeCharleyBand
10:00 Twenty Thousand Strongmen https://www.facebook.com/ttsm.kcmo
11:00 The Kansas City Bear Fighters https://www.facebook.com/kcbearfighters
12:00 Woody Pines https://www.facebook.com/woodypines
1:30 The Souveneers https://www.facebook.com/TheSouveneers

Ernie Biggs

7:00 Scruffy & the Janitors https://www.facebook.com/scruffyandthejanitors
7:45 Sie Lieben Maschinen https://www.facebook.com/sieliebenmaschinen
8:30 The Slowdown https://www.facebook.com/THESLOWDOWNKC
9:15 Maps For Travelers https://www.facebook.com/mapsfortravelers
10:00 Josh Berwanger Band https://www.facebook.com/Berwangermusic
11:00 Lot Walks
12:15 Me Like Bees https://www.facebook.com/melikebees
1:30 Peelander-Z https://www.facebook.com/peelanderz

recordBar

6:00 Your Friend
7:00 gates https://www.facebook.com/gatesnj
8:15 Loma Prieta https://www.facebook.com/pages/LOMA-PRIETA/69571119156
9:30 Pianos Become the Teeth https://www.facebook.com/pianosbecometheteeth
10:45 Knox Hamilton https://www.facebook.com/knoxhamiltonmusic
12:00 Magic Man https://www.facebook.com/MagicManMusic

Riot Room Inside

6:00 The Philistines https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilistines
7:00 My Body Sings Electric https://www.facebook.com/MyBodySingsElectric
8:15 Sales
9:30 Candy-Claws Sound of Ceres https://www.facebook.com/SoundOfCeres
10:45 The New Riddim
12:00 Six Percent https://www.facebook.com/sixpercentkc
1:15 The Slackers https://www.facebook.com/theslackers

Riot Room Patio

7:00 Duncan Burnett https://www.facebook.com/TheNameIsDuncan
7:45 D/WILL & Barrel Maker https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008739196675
8:30 Ebony Tusks https://www.facebook.com/ebony.tusks
9:15 The Abnorm https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Abnorm/109930092395608
10:00 Reach https://www.facebook.com/emceereach
10:45 Heartfelt Anarchy https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltAnarchy
11:30 Open Mike Eagle https://www.facebook.com/mikeeagleraps
1:00 Sheppa/Body2Body see last year

11:15 – Saturday Day Parties!

13. Gardienne – “Between Sleep & Awake (Peter Pan Song)”
from: Walking Trees EP / Independent / January 7, 2014
[Gardienne is KC-based artist Alyssa DeGraff. Her debut release “Walking Trees” features an indie artist’s dream team: impeccable guitar tones and overall production by Josh Scott of JHS pedals, on guitar & production, the string-quartet stylings of Jeremy Larson of the bands: Sucre, Sleeping at Last, and a stellar mix crafted by Chad Howat of the bands: Paper Route, Brooke Waggoner, Kye Kye. More info at: gardienne.bandcamp.com]

[Gardienne plays the 90.1 The Bridge Day Party with Jon Hart, at recordBar, Saturday, April 25]

14. Spencer Mackenzie Brown – “Call Me”
from: Part One /Independent / July 8, 2014
[All songs written and performed by Spencer Mackenzie Brown. Produced by Spencer Brown and Isaac Flynn, Mixed by Jim Barnes, Unmastered until further notice. Harmonies: Spencer Brown, Ali Edwards, Isaac Flynn. Female Vocals: Ali Edwards, Bass: Jared Anderson and Aaron Riffel, Electric Guitars: Spencer Brown and Isaac Flynn, Drums and Percussion: Isaac Flynn, Piano: Zach Mehl. album artwork and design by Spencer Brown/}

[Spencer Mackenzie Brown plays the I Heart Local Music and 90.9 KJHK Day Party, Saturday April 25, at Riot inside.]

15. Spirit is The Spirit – “Televangelist”
from: Televangelist – Single / The Record Machine / April 14, 2015
[Lawrence, Kansas based 5-piece band known for their beautiful Psychedelic-Folk-Rock sound. Members include: Austen Malone, Noah Compo, Josh Landau, Brook Partain, Danny Bowersox]

[Spirit is The Spirit plays The Record Machine Day Party, Saturday April 25, at the Outdoor Stage.]

11:30 – Saturday Night

16. William Elliott Whitmore – “Trouble in Your Heart”
from: Radium Death / Anti / March 27, 2015
[8th album from American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa, born May 11, 1978. In his live performances he mostly of plays the banjo or guitar while singing. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities, and hardcore punk community. Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell, City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Red Sparowes, Modern Life is War, Frontier Ruckus, Frank Turner and The Low Anthem.]

[William Elliott Whitmore will be play the 5th annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 25. ]

11:35 – Underwriting

11:36 – Saturday Night at Ernie Biggs

17. Josh Berwanger – “Mary”
from: Strange Stains / Good Land Records / October 1, 2013
[Currently getting ready to release, Exorcism Rock, recorded at Element Recording with producer Doug Boehm. The current line up includes: Josh Berwanger, Ricky Salthouse, and Brian Klien. Josh Berwanger was previously in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. Berwanger put together a new band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Youth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Josh Berwanger recently recorded a 7 ” Split Single with Dwight Twilley for Good Land Records.]

[Josh Berwanger Band plays Middle of the Map Fest April 24 at Ernie Biggs]

18. Lot Walks – “Hideaway” (CD #19) (4:44)
from: Tourist / Lot Walks / October 18, 2013
[Indie Rock Pop, from Omaha, Nebraska with: Jaiden Maneman, Nathaniel Jensen, Jake Newbold, Pat Reilly, Obadiah Maina, Jon Banker, — Former: D.J. Jordan. More info at: http://www.lotwalks.com.

[Lot Walks plays Middle of the Map Fest Saturday, April 25 at Ernie Biggs]

11:47 – Saturday Night

19. SALES – “Renee”
from: SALES EP / Independent / September 22, 2014
[2-piece electronic-pop-rock n roll-soul band from Orlando, Florida, featuring Lauren Morgan & Jordan Shih.]

[SALES play The Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, at the Riot Room, inside.]

20. PHOX – “Slow Motion”
from: PHOX / Partisan Records / June 24, 2014
[PHOX is an American six-piece alternative folk / indie pop band from Baraboo, Wisconsin.]

[PHOX plays The Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, on the Outdoor Stage]

11:50

INK’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, April 22, 23, 24 and 25. FOUR days of music, with over 120 bands at The Uptown and on seven stages in Westport. Middle of The Map is a Festival born and raised in Kansas City.

SPONSORS
INK magazine https://www.facebook.com/inkkc
The Kansas City Star https://www.facebook.com/kansascitystar
The Record Machine https://www.facebook.com/therecordmachine
Phillips 66 https://www.facebook.com/Phillips66Gas
Boulevard Brewery https://www.facebook.com/Boulevard
Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund
90.9 FM The Bridge https://www.facebook.com/909thebridge
KCPT https://www.facebook.com/kcpt19
Sporting Kansas City https://www.facebook.com/SportingKC
Kansas Speedway https://www.facebook.com/KansasSpeedway
Kansas City Royals https://www.facebook.com/Royals
Westport https://www.facebook.com/westportkc
Seen Merch https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seen-Merch/126008034124505
Comfort Dental http://comfortdental.com/
Barkley https://www.facebook.com/BarkleyUS
Town Center Plaza https://www.facebook.com/TownCenterPlaza
Mills Record Company https://www.facebook.com/MillsRecordCompany
Will Gregory PR https://www.facebook.com/willgregorypublicrelations
C&C Drum Company https://www.facebook.com/pages/CC-Drum Company
Alamo Drafthouse https://www.facebook.com/AlamoKansasCity
Propaganda3 https://www.facebook.com/Propaganda3
KCCVA https://www.facebook.com/VisitKC
Town Center Plaza https://www.facebook.com/TownCenterPlaza
AC Hotels https://www.facebook.com/achotelskansascitywestport
Bayer http://www.bayer.com/

THE FORUM: April 16-17 at The KC Star Press Pavilion and other Crossroads venues

Thank you Nathan Reusch & Chris Haghirian

More info at; http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

11:57

21. The Republic Tigers – “Made Concrete”
from: Keep Color / Chop Shop Records – Atlantic / February 19, 208
[Formed in Kansas City, Missouri by Kenn Jankowski A pastor’s son, who moved all over the US, and ended up in the Springfield, Missouri suburb of Republic. In 1999, he moved to KC where he began playing guitar in The People, a band that later changed their name to The Golden Republic. When the Golden Republic split in early 2006, Jankowski reached out to his friend Adam McGil and a new band was born. Jankowski explains on the Chopshop website that “‘The Republic Tiger’ was my high-school mascot,” “… I don’t like band names very much and I don’t like thinking about them either, so I just took something that I knew was timeless to me, and big enough that we could color it with our music and create its meaning with our songs.” guitarist/pianist Ryan Pinkston, bassist Marc Pepperman, and drummer Justin Tricomi all brought their multi-instrumentalist talents to the band who were the first act to sign with Chop Shop Records (an imprint of Atlantic Records). The song The Infidel was also featured on the Grey’s Anatomy Vol. 4 Soundtrack.]

[The Republic Tigers play MoTM, Wed, April 22, at The Uptown, w/ OK Go.]

11:59:30

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, April 22, Spinning Tree Theatre, Thom Hoskins, John Keck, and musical recordings from: Not A Planet, The Big Iron, She’s A Keeper, The Project H, and The Lucky, five of our favorite bands playing Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party for Middle of The Map Fest at Westport Saloon, 2:00 to 6:00, with special prizes, vinyl and CD give aways!

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.

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

Show #573

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents The Electric Lungs + Maria The Mexican + Not A Planet + DJ Nathan Reusch

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, April 8, 2015

The Electric Lungs + Maria The Mexican
+ Not A Planet + DJ Nathan Reusch

Wednesday MidDay Medley continues with 90.1 FM’s Annual Band Auction! This is your chance to make a bid on a band or DJ, to come play at your house, or party, or event. Call 888-931-0901 and bid on a band or DJ. The highest bid gets a 2-hour show! The auction supports 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio. For more info or to pre-bid on any of these bands please visit: http://www.kkfi.org

The Electric Lungs

The Electric Lungs

At 10:00 – The Electric Lungs join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. We’ll hear tracks from the band’s release, “Simplified and Civilized.” This Kansas City based, 4-piece band was formed in 2012 by Tripp Kirby, Marc Bollinger, Eric Jones, and Jason Ulanet. Music writer – William Chaffin of KillYourTV KC wrote, “Simplified & Civilized” chugs forth with it’s rockabilly stomp spitting smooth, grinding, grooves and punk rock choruses & becomes an unrelenting beast of perpetual Clash-esque strutting. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/theelectriclungs

Call 888-931-0901 to bid. Visit http://www.kkfi.org to pre-bid.

Maria The Mexican

Maria The Mexican

At 10:30 – Maria the Mexican return to Wednesday MidDay Medley and the 90.1 FM Band Auction! The band began in 2011, in Chicago, when vocalists Maria and Tess Cuevas hired blues/funk musician Garrett Nordstrom to play Mariachi guitar. Having been lifelong musicians from the Midwest, Nordstrom and the Cuevas Sisters paired up with guitarist Jason Riley to form Maria the Mexican, an Americana Soul/Mexicana Groove band. More info at: http://www.mariathemexican.com

Call 888-931-0901 to bid. Visit http://www.kkfi.org to pre-bid.

Not A Planet

Not A Planet

At 11:00 – Not A Planet, will play LIVE in the 90.1 FM Studios. Their 2013 critically acclaimed debut release: “The Few, The Proud, The Strange” was part of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 113 Best Recordings of 2013, and is one of our most played releases of the past two years. Formed as a power trio in 2010 with: Nathan Corsi, Liam Sumnicht, and Bill Sturges. Not A Planet was voted “Best Rock Band” in Kansas City’s 2013 Pitch Music Awards. They have played on stage and opened for: Matt and Kim, ZZ Ward, Seawolf, Free Energy, Maps and Atlases, Bright Light Social Hour, Ha Ha Tonka, The Dirty Heads, Presidents of the United States of America and Stone Temple Pilots. More info at: http://www.notaplanet.com

Call 888-931-0901 to bid. Visit http://www.kkfi.org to pre-bid.

The Record Machine DJ - Nathan Reusch

The Record Machine DJ – Nathan Reusch

At 11:30 – DJ Nathan Reusch is also co-founder of The Record Machine, an area record label now in their 11th year. Nathan is also the curator and brainchild of Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest, April 22 – 25. Nathan has worked as a DJ in clubs in Lawrence and Kansas City. The highest bidder will get Nathan Reusch to DJ your Party! More info at: http://www.therecordmachine.net

Call 888-931-0901 to bid. Visit http://www.kkfi.org to pre-bid.

Bids start at $200.00
For more info visit: http://www.kkfi.org
Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI – streaming live at http://www.kkfi.org

Show #572

WMM Playlist from April 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, April 1, 2015

“The He Touched Me Gospel Hour”
+ Guest DJ Sondra Freeman

10:00 – “The He Touched Me Gospel Hour”
A Pre-Easter Family Reunion
Written by: Jim “The Blind Guy” Hoschek and Mark Manning

The cast of "The He Touched Me Gospel Hour"

The cast of “The He Touched Me Gospel Hour”

…Starring:
Brother James White Sr. (Church leader) – Jim “The Blind Guy” Hoschek
Mark Wendell Straight Bachmann (Assistant in Ministry) – Mark Manning
Edith Maxine (Mrs. James White Sr.) – Philip Hooser
Mother Blanche (Edith’s Mom) – Sherry Diggs
Bertha / Beulah (Edith’s twin sisters) – Fran Stanton
Ms. Kiki Jackson, (the Bail Bonds Woman from Raytown) – Bj McArthur
Bess White (James & Edith’s long lost daughter) – Bess Wallerstein
Prudence Chastity (Director of MO/KAN Exodus) – Maria Vasquez Boyd
Billy Ricky Martin (recent graduate of MO/KAN Exodus) – Ryan Wilks
Jimmy Bobby Jr. (James & Edith’s youngest son) – Tod Davis

Formally of Pensacola, Florida and prior to that in Montgomery, Alabama….and now based in Silver Creek, Missouri.

1. Dave Boyer – “He Touched Me” (Vinyl)
from: It’s A New World / Reverence /

2. Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton – “Satan’s River”
from:

3. The Girls of The Golden West – “Will There Be Any Yodelers in Heaven”
from: American Yodeling / Goldenlane / 2009

4. Roberta Crane – “Everyday With Jesus”
from: And His Word Became a Song / Global Outreach Publishers /

5. Jim Nabors – “My Cup Runneth Over”
from: A Big Voice! A Big Heart! / Sony / 1991 [orig. 1972]

6. Jimmy Bobby & Kiki – “Eden Alley” (LIVE)
(Bj McArthur & Tod Davis are Two Headed Cow)

7. Jimmy Bobby & Kiki & Co. – “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms” (LIVE)

(Huge THANK YOU to: Bj McArthur & Tod Davis – Two Headed Cow!!!)

We’re all just April Fools!

11:00 – Guest DJ Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation

Event photo features: Sondra Freeman with Micah Schnabel and Shane Sweeney of Two Cow Garage. Photo by: Rhonda Lyne

Event photo features: Sondra Freeman with Micah Schnabel and Shane Sweeney of Two Cow Garage.
Photo by: Rhonda Lyne

Sondra Freeman is Director of Promotions and Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit created to support music and musicians in Kansas City and the surrounding areas, founded in 2008 by a collective of musicians and music lovers. The Midwest Music Foundation (MMF) unites and empowers the greater Kansas City music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities. Sondra is instrumental in MMF’s annual events: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, as well as many other collaborative musical events and fundraisers. More info at: http://www.midwestmusicfound.org

Sondra Freeman is also the Host & Producer of Busker’s Banquet, Tuesday nights, 8:00 pm to Midnight, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd. (Located in the back, south entrance of The Westport Flea Market.) The weekly show features “two open mic sessions snuggled around a featured artist.” Email: sistrumenterprises@gmail.com

(Big Thank you to Rhonda Lyne.)

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

[The Philistines play Middle of the Map Fest Saturday, April 25, at 6:00 pm, at Riot Room.]

2. Two Cow Garage – “Let the Boys Be Girls”
From: Let the Boys Be Girls – Single / Last Chance Records / January 22, 2015
[Alt-Country / Rock band from Columbus, Ohio. The group was formed in September 2001 by the singer/guitarist Micah Schnabel (born in Bucyrus, Ohio) who began playing with the drummer Dustin Harigle in and around Columbus. The guitarist Chris Flint joined the group after seeing one of their early shows, and bass guitarist Shane Sweeney joined soon after. ]

4. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “Brave and Wreckless”
from: Brave and Wreckless – Single / Independent / February 10, 2015
[Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals, Camry Ivory on keys & vocals. Recording new record with Chad Meise. The band plans to release an EP in Spring 2015.]

5. Kangaroo Knife Fight – “Loose My Head”
rom: Kangaroo Knife Fight EP / Independent / November 23, 2014
[Debut [EP] from Kansas City based 4-piece that includes: Native Australian, Anthony Avis, lead vocalist, with Brandon Skeens on guitar, Gus Rechtien on bass, and Ian on drums.]

[Kangaroo Knife Fight play Middle of The Map Fest, April 25, at 4:15 pm, at Riot Room Patio.]

6. Black Luck – “I Dreamt I Died”
rom: 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 Blacl 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 Harlings Upstairs Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm, with Bad Ideas, Scruffy & The Janitors, and Admiral Of The Red.]

7. The Thunderclaps – “7 Doos, No Donts”
from: The Thunderclaps / Independent / August 17, 2014
[Colin Blunt – Drums and Bryce Jones – vocals and Guitar. Bryce works as an English teacher in Salina, KS.]

8. Josh Berwanger Band – “I Want You Bad”
from: Exorcism Rock / Good Land Records / To be released in May 2015
[Recorded at Element Recording with producer Doug Boehm. The current line up includes: Josh Berwnger, Ricky Salthouse, and Brian Klien. Josh Berwanger was previously in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. Berwanger put together a new band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Youth ended, Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Josh Berwanger recently recorded a 7 ” Split Single with Dwight Twilley for Good Land Records.]

[Josh Berwanger Band plays Riot Room, April 5, w/Swearing At Motorists, DTCV, and Schwervon!]
[Josh Berwanger Band plays Middle of the Map Fest April 24 at Ernie Biggs]

9. Admiral of the Red – “Footbeats”
from: Footbeats Single / Independent / January 5, 2015
[Formed in early 2013, the band has evolved from a blues-based garage rock duo into a full-on, dynamic rock band. The group recorded its debut EP, Almost Free in the summer of 2013 and now have a full length album in the works. M.B. Hurst – vocals, Matt Hurst – guitar & voice, Tom Hudson – drums, Meredith McGrade – bass. Song written by Matt Hurst, M.B. Hurst, Tom Hudson, & Meredith McGrade. Engineered, Mixed, & Mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios, KCMO. Produced by Joel Nanos, Matt Hurst, M.B. Hurst, Tom Hudson, & Meredith McGrade.]

[Admiral of The Red play recordBar, Friday, April 10, with Yore, and She’s A Keeper]
[Admiral of The Red play Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, at 3:30 pm, at recordBar.]

11:52:30

10. The Pedaljets – “Think Tomorrow”
from: a pre-production demo for untitled new album / to be released in 2015
[Recorded at Massive Sound Studio, engineered by Paul Malinowski, copyright 2015. The Pedaljets: Mike Allmayer on lead vocals & guitar, Cody Wyoming on guitar & vocals, Matt Kesler on bass & vocals, and Rob Morrow on drums & vocals.]

11:59:30

11. 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 April 8, Wednesday MidDay Medley participates in 90.1 FM KKFI’s Annual Band Auction featuring the bands Maria The Mexican, Electric Lungs, Not A Planet, and Nathan Reusch / The Record Machine – DJ!

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.

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

Show #571