Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Midwestern Musical Co.

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

Mark plays music new and area releases from: Claire & The Crowded Stage, B’Dinas, Brutus, Loose Park, The Pedaljets, Say Hi, Morrissey, and more.

Rev Gusto

Rev Gusto

At 10:30 members of Rev Gusto join us LIVE in the 90.1 FM Studios. The band Rev Gusto is Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on Bass, Shaun Crowley on Guitar, Peter Beatty on guitar Quinn Hernandez on Drums. Rev Gusto’s debut EP was recorded at Element Recording. The band is currently working on a new recording. More info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/revgusto

Midwestern Musical Co.

Midwestern Musical Co.

At 11:00, Matt Kesler joins us for the second hour to share music and stories about the 25th Anniversary of The Midwestern Musical Company and First Friday FINALE & GUITAR BASH! on Friday, August 1 at The Midwestern Musical Co. at 1830 Locust St, Kansas City Missouri. After 25 years, Matt has decided to close the store for good. April 1 will be the LAST First Friday at The Midwestern Musical Co. More info at: http://www.midwesternmusic.com/

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Show #536

River Trade Radio with guest host Mark Manning

River Trade Radio
Nine to Eleven Sundays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio

Sunday, July 27, 9:00am

Local & New Releases + Songs About Rivers

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This week Mark Manning fills in for hosts Mikal Shapiro and Kasey Rausch who are sharing their music with the world. Mark will play some great new & local releases plus a few songs about rivers.

We’ll hear tracks from: Victor & Penny, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Sara Swenson, Scott Schumann, My Oh My!, John Velghe and the Prodigal Sons, Sarah Carpenter, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, David Burchfield, High & Dry, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Scott Hrabko, Sky Smeed, Quiet Corral, Damawa, Greg Brown, Sturgil Simpson, Courtney Barnett, Bob Dylan, Odetta, David Byrne & Brian Eno, and Valerie June.

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Show #22

WMM Playlist from July 23, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates The Pitch Music Awards & Nominees with Natalie Gallagher, Music Editor at The Pitch.

1. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “The Race”
from: Katy Guillen & The Girls – EP / Independent / August, 2013 [Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals) & Stephanie Williams (drums). Finalist for the Int. Blues Competition in Memphis. The trio will be on WMM on Sept 3 to talk about their CD release at Knuckleheads]

[Claire & The Crowded Stage play the recordBar, Sat, July 26, with Bearing Torches, and Ali Holder]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play The Pitch Music Showcase, Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads with: AJ Gaither, The Pedaljets, The Grisly Hand, Not A Planet & more!]

Natalie Gallagher has been the music editor at The Pitch Weekly since Sept. 2013, when she moved to KC from her beloved Minneapolis. She loathes being asked what her favorite type of music is, because she listens to it all anyway and couldn’t possibly choose (but if you must know, her first concert was Van Morrison and the last album she purchased was Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There). In the near-year that Natalie has lived in KC, she’s eaten enough burnt-end sandwiches and drank enough Boulevard Wheat to last a lifetime.

Sonia Larbi-Aissa is working towards her undergraduate degree in International Development and Pathology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Originally from Paris, France, Sonia grew up in Kansas City and graduated high school in the area. She is currently spending her summer in KC interning for Natalie Gallagher at the Pitch and urban exploring.

10:10 – Emerging Act (nominees):

Bummer
Burial Teens
Katy Guillen and the Girls
Outsides
Psychic Heat

10:12

2. Bummer – “Estocada”
from: Milk / Independent / October 23, 2013 [One of two EPs released last year from the KC based trio of Matt Perrin on Guitar/Vocals, Mike Gustafson on Bass, Thomas Williams on Drums. Recorded, mixed, mastered by Tyler Perryman.The call their music: neanderthal punk noise rock sludge.]

10:15 – Album of the Year (August 2013-June 2014) (nominees):

Josh Berwanger – Strange Stains (September)
My Brothers & Sisters – Violet Music: Volume 1 (December)
My Oh My! – Your Heart Not Mine (April)
Shy Boys – Shy Boys (January)
The Pedaljets – What’s in Between (November)

10:20

3. Josh Berwanger – “I Can Feel The Moon”
from: Strange Stains / Good Land Records / October 1, 2013
["Josh Berwanger made a name for himself as a member of The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released 2 albums (2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty) and selling over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a new band—a country-rock outfit called The Only Children–and would go on to release 2 criminally underrated records (2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth) before pulling the plug and taking a job coaching high school basketball in Lawrence. For his 2013 release Strange Stains, Berwanger joined forces with old pal & original drummer for The Anniversary, Michael Hutcherson. “Josh & I met in 1996 while playing in local KC pop punk bands, I am honored to be making music w/ Josh. For all that’s changed in our lives over the years, we’ve still got a symbiotic musical relationship."]

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

5. My Oh My! – “Your Heart Not Mine”\
from: Your Heart Not Mine / Independent / March 14, 2014
[Stephen Berry on lead guitar, piano; Grant Buell on piano. bass; Sarah Dolt on vocals; Jacob Horpinjuk on drums; Christin Kuchem-Logan on vocals; Corbin Logan on bass, lap steel; A.M. Merker on vocals, guitar. Drawing on their Americana inspired, rock n’ roll influences of the early 70’s, mixed with their bluegrass roots, Kansas City band, My Oh My!, make a modern, alt-country take on classic rock n’ roll. The seven-piece features the two loveliest backing vocalists in Kansas City and include former members of Kansas City bluegrass band Free State Revival, along with members who have played with such KC staples as The Kansas City Bear Fighters, Margo May and the Interstate Astronauts.]

6. Shy Boys – “Keeps Me On My Toes” (Vinyl)
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 21, 2014
[Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, Konnor Ervin.]

7. PedalJets – “Nothing Boy” (Vinyl)
from: What’s In Between / Electric Moth Records / June 25, 2013
[1st album of new material in 23 years. Paul Malinowski (Vocals, Guitar), Rob Morrow (Drums, Vocals), Mike Allmayer (Guitar, Vocals), Matt Kesler (Bass, Vocals). Produced by The Pedaljets & Paul Malinoski. More info: thepedaljets.com]

[The Pedaljets play The Pitch Music Showcase, Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads with: AJ Gaither, Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Grisly Hand, Not A Planet & more!]

10:37 – Underwriting

10:39 – Hardest-Working Act (nominees):

Hearts of Darkness
Making Movies
Schwervon!
The Grisly Hand
Victor & Penny

10:42

8. Making Movies – “Cuna De Vida” (Vinyl)
from: Aguardiente [EP] / The Record Machine / June 2012
[The Record Machine pressed a limited number of 7 inch vinyl, 4 song EP. The digital release was June 5. More info at makingmoviesband.com]

[Making Movies will play The Pitch Music Awards, Sunday, August 3, at The Uptown Theatre]

9. The Grisly Hand – “Municipal Farm Blues”
from: Country Singles / Independent / April 26, 2013
[Formed in 2009. The current line up includes: Jimmy Fitzner (Guitar and Vocals), Lauren Krum (Vocals and Percussion), Johnny Nichols (Bass and Vocals), Matt Richey (Drums), Mike Stover (Steel Guitar), and Ben Summers (Guitar and Mandolin). Mike Stover & Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand joined us LIVE April 24.]

[The Grisly Hand play The Pitch Music Showcase, Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads with: AJ Gaither, The Pedaljets, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Not A Planet & more!]

10. Victor & Penny – “A Smile Will Go A Long Long Way”
from: Side By Side / V & P Productions / November 24, 2012
[2nd release from Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling inspired by their experiences on the road. Jeff, originally from Kansas City, lived for decades in Chicago performing with Blue Man Group, Tributosaurus, Mar Caribe, the Tom Waits tribute band B1G T1ME, and has performed alongside Doug Gillard (Guided By Voices). He began furiously studying the guitar at the age of 10 when he first heard Jimmy Page's guitar solo on "Whole Lotta Love" and has considered himself a guitar geek ever since. In the late 80s and early 90s Jeff was the guitarist and co-songwriter for two of KCs favorite bands: The Mongol Beach Party and Grumpy. He studied at the Conservatory at UMKC and at the Berklee School of music in Boston. Erin has been an active performing artist in the KC arts and music scene for many years. Erin is a film, theater and commercial actress; a musician and songwriter; and one of the co-hosts of the new TV program CINEMAKC. Most notably, Erin appeared in the Emmy-winning web series THE UNREAL HOUSEWIVES OF KANSAS CITY and in the Oscar-nominated film, UP IN THE AIR alongside George Clooney.]

[Victor & Penny play the recordBar, Friday, July 25, with Bella Donna]

10:50 – Singer-Songwriter (nominees):

Akkilles
John Velghe
La Guerre
Mat Shoare
Your Friend

10:52

11. John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons – “Big Tent Revival (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)”
from: Organ Donor Blues / Lakeshore Records / June 24, 2014
[John Velghe - vocals, guitar, piano, and rhodes with The Prodigal Sons: Mike Alexander on guitars and vocals, Chris Wagner on bass guitar and vocals, Matt Anderson on Drum Kit, Michael Walker on Trombone, Sam Hughes on Saxophones, and Hermon Mehari on Trumpet. With Kirsten Paludan on vocals, and Josh Quint on pedal steel. Alejandro Escovedo shares is vocals on three album tracks and palys guitars on a few others. Produced by John Velghe. Recordomg and Mastering was Engineered by Duane Trower. Recorded and Mastered at Weights and Measures Soundlab, Kansas City, MO. Mixing and additional Recording at Guttersnipe Recording Co. Kansas City, MO.]

12. Your Friend – “Jekyll / Hyde” (Vinyl)
from: Jekyll / Hyde – EP / Domino Records / February 20, 2014
[Lawrence based Taryn Blake Miller was signed to Domino Records. Jekyll/Hyde is available on cassette tape from the Whatever Forever. Your Friend is on tour through July, playing Cafe Berlin in Columbia TONIGHT, June 4, and traveling for shows in Lexington, Charlottesville, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Boise, Vancouver, Portland, San Diego, and Phoenix.]

10:59 – Station I.D.

10:59 – Interview with Bill Sundahl

Bill Sundahl is 90.1 FM KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.

Bill Sundahl joined us to talk about the Crossroads Music Festival

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

Tickets on Sale July 23rd at Noon $16.50 Advance $21.50 at Gate
Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge)
Outlets: Grinders & Bottleneck (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge)
KKFI 901.FM (NO EXTRA CHARGES)

Big News, CMF is now a fundraiser! When 90.1FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio hired Bill as the Special Events Coordinator he brought some of the Spice of Life Productions events to 90.1 as fundraisers. This will be another fantastic event as always and Bill is very excited to work at 90.1 and to do his best to put on events that both benefit the community and 90.1 at the same time. 90.1 DJ’s will be MC’s for each stage.

Venues:
CrossroadsKC at 18th & Locust – ALL AGES – 6pm to Midnight
The Brick at 18th & McGee – 6:00 pm to 3:00 am
Czar at 16th & Grand – Noon – 5:00 pm – KCVLAA Musicians Boot Camp
6:00 pm – 2:00 am —The Record Machine Label Showcase
Green Lady Lounge at 18th & Grand – 5:30 pm to 3:00 am
Tank Room at 18th & Grand – 6:00 pm to 1:30 am
Collection at 16th & Grand – ALL AGES – Song Writers Venue – 6:00 pm to Midnight
Mercy Seat Alley at 16th & Grand – ALL AGES – 7:00 pm to Midnight

Confirmed Artists:
Me Like Bees – Joplin | Not A Planet – KC | My Brothers & Sisters – KC | Loose Park – KC | Onward Crispin Glover – KC (Reunion Show) | Dead Voices – KC | AY MusiK – KC | Organ Jazz Trio – KC | Chris Meck & Guilty Birds – KC | The Noise FM – Chicago | Mark Lowrey & Drums – KC | The Philistines – KC | Chris Hazelton Trio – KC | Chambers – Denton | La Guerre – KC | Starhaven Rounders – KC | Maria The Mexican – KC | Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – KC | Max Justus – KC | Thom Hoskins – KC | Old Sound – KC | Rural Grit – KC | Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – KC | Bacon Shoe – KC

Sponsors and Media Partners: Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund, Data File Technologies, Kissick Construction, Lazarus Group, Midwest Music Foundation

10:05

The Pitch Music Editor – Natalie Gallagher and Editorial Intern, Sonia Larbi-Aissa joined us for the entire show as our special guest. sharing information about The Pitch Music Showcases: Friday, at Knuckleheads and The Pitch Music Awards on Sunday, August 3, at The Uptown Theater. Voting on The Pitch Music Awards Ballot is open until Monday, July 28

Live Act (nominees):

Jorge Arana Trio
Metatone
The New Riddim
Radkey
The Conquerors

Metal (nominees):

At the Left Hand of God
Hellevate
Troglodyte
Marasmus
Stonehaven

11:08

13. Radkey – “Little Man”
from: Devil Fruit – EP / Little Man Records / October 14, 2013
[Radkey is a St. Joesph based band made up of teenage brothers Darrion, Isaiah, and Solomon. Their influences include The Who and Nirvana.]

14. TROGLODYTE – “Red Handed”
from: Don’t Go in the Woods / Independent / October 23, 2012
[The second studio album from the masters of Bigfoot death-metal! Featuring guest vocals from Paul (ORIGIN) Ryan.]

11:15 – Pop/Rock (nominees):

Cowboy Indian Bear
Not a Planet
Rev Gusto
Spirit Is the Spirit
Various Blonde

11:14

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

[Not A Planet plays The Pitch Music Showcase, Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads with: Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Pedaljets, The Grisly Hand, AJ Gaither & more!]

16. Rev Gusto – “Put You in The Ground”
from: Rev Gusto [EP] / Catapult / November 10, 2012
[Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on Bass, Shaun Crowley on Guitar, Peter Beatty on guitar Quinn Hernandez on Drums, Rev Gusto's debut EP was recorded at Element Recording.]

17. Various Blonde – “Waking Up On Fire”
from: The Dirty News / Independent / December 11, 2012
[Conceived in 2008 by mutual friends, and now the brainchild of KC native Joshua Allen. The band includes Joshua Allen on Guitar & Vocals, Luis Arana on Bass, and Nick Organ on Drums. Various Blonde's music has been described as "sonic devastation," their sound includes a mix of: pop, rock, metal, soul, punk and jazz.]

[Various Blonde play Riot Room, Tuesday, July 29, with Nick Waterhouse, DJ Thundercutz.]

11:21 – Underwriting

11:23 – Jazz – Ensemble (nominees):

Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7
Eboni and the Ivories
Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle
Peter Schlamb Quintet
Project H

Jazz – Solo (nominees):

Brett Jackson
Hermon Mehari
Matt Otto
Megan Birdsall
Shay Estes

11:25

18. Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 – “Grampa’s Boogaloo”
from: Demo EP / Independent / June 28, 2013
[Chris Hazelton on Hammond B-3 Organ; Nick Howell on Trumpet; Nick Rowland on Alto & Tenor Sax; Brett Jackson on Baritone Sax; Matt Hopper on Guitar ; Kevin Frazee on Drums; and Gary Helm on Congas. Recorded, mixed, mastered by Brendan McReynolds 6/16/2013 at Westend Recording Studio -KCK. Produced by Chris Hazelton and Brendan McReynolds.]

11:33 – Folk – Ensemble (Country, Blues, Americana) (nominees):

Freight Train Rabbit Killer
Truckstop Honeymoon
Kansas City Bear Fighters
Loaded Goat
The Clementines

Folk – Solo (Country, Blues, Americana) (nominees):

A.J. Gaither
Billy Beale
Kasey Rausch
Samantha Fish
Tyler Gregory

11:35

19. The Kansas City Bear Fighters – “In His Clutches”
from: Off to the Underworld! / KC Bear Fighters / September 2, 2012 [Lead singer and songwriter Quinn McCue, w/ brother Sean McCue on bass, Jeff Eaton on guitar and Grant Buell on accordion. Founded in the cruel winter of 2007, The KC Bear Fighters first took shape as one lonely man's homage to music as a salve for the soul. Originally, the group performed as "The Denver Broncos" which many considered to be the product of one man's struggling and genius search for a fire that could crack the deep cavernous walls of his soul.]

20. A.J. Gaither OMB – “Crazy as Hell”
from: Half Lit and Whole Hearted / Little Class Records / April 9, 2014 [Born in southern Arkansas AJ spent his early childhood in a rural community known as Locust Bayou. At 18, to avoid arrest, he found himself living in KC KS. After 13 years of knuckle busting on old cars to make a dollar he formed the hillbilly two-piece, The Fall Down Drunks, who released one album, “13 Shots”, and disbanded in the end of 2011. He became a "one man band" with the release of his first solo album “Half-Lit & Whole Hearted.”]

[AJ Gaither plays The Pitch Music Showcase, Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads with: Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Pedaljets, The Grisly Hand, Not A Planet & more!]

11:40 – Hip-Hop/Rap (nominees):

Approach
Gee Watts
Reggie B
Stik Figa
The Abnorm

Punk (nominees):

Black on Black
Lazy
The Bad Ideas
The Sluts
The Big Iron

11:42

21. Stik Figa & L’ Orange – “Blind Tiger”
from: The City Under The City / Mello Music Group / Oct. 15, 2013
[Born in Ft. Campbell, KY, John Westbrook, Jr. grew up in Topeka, KS. His parents are from Arkansas & Tennessee, and his mom inspired his moniker when she commented on his thin frame and told him he looked like a stick figure.]

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

11:47 – EDM/DJ/Production (nominees):

D/Will
Sheppa
Sigrah
Spinstyles
Tracebeats

Regional (Beyond KC/Lawrence) (nominees):

Dots Not Feathers
Eyelit
Ha Ha Tonka
Me Like Bees
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

23. Ha Ha Tonka – “Rewrite Our Lives” (Vinyl)
from: Lessons / Bloodshot Records / September 24, 2013
[Formed in Springfield, Missouri their music is steeped in Ozark folk. Originally from West Plains, Missouri. Brett Anderson - keyboard, guitar, and vocals; Lennon Bone - drums & vocals; Lucas Long - bass & vocals; Brian Roberts -guitar & vocals. Signed to Bloodshot Records out of Chicago. The band is named after Ha Ha Tonka state park in southern Missouri.]

The Pitch Music Showcase is Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads with: Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Pedaljets, The Grisly Hand, Not A Planet, AJ Gaither & more!

The Pitch Music Awards on Sunday, August 3, at The Uptown Theater. Voting on The Pitch Music Awards Ballot is open until Monday, July 28

Next week on Wed, July 30 Rev Gusto joins us LIVE in the 90.1 FM Studios. Plus Matt Kesler joins us for the second hour to share music and stories and to talk about the 25th Anniversary of The Midwestern Musical Company and First Friday FINALE & GUITAR BASH! on Friday, August 1 at The Midwestern Musical Co. at 1830 Locust St, celebrating 25 years of The Midwestern Musical Co. as Matt has decided to close the store for good so this will be the LAST First Friday at The Midwestern Musical Co.

11:59:30

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

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org
Additional content and material written by Jamie Rich

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Show #535

Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates The Pitch Music 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, July 23, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates The Pitch Music Awards & Nominees
with Natalie Gallagher, Music Editor at The Pitch.

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Mark plays music from some of 75 Kansas City based bands nominated for 2014 Pitch Music Awards. We’ll hear music from: Katy Guillen and the Girls, Bummer, Josh Berwanger Band, Shy Boys, My Oh My, The Pedaljets, My Brothers & Sisters, Victor & Penny, The Grisly Hand, John Velghe and the Prodigal Sons, Your Friend., Radkey, Troglodyte, Not A Planet, Various Blonde, Chris Hazelton’s Boogalloo 7, Shay Estes, Kansas City Bear Fighters, AJ Gaither OMB, Stik Figa, The Bad Ideas, Sigrah, and Ha Ha Tonka.

Natalie Gallagher

Natalie Gallagher

The Pitch Music Editor – Natalie Gallagher joins us for the entire show as our special guest. Natalie will share information about The Pitch Music Showcases: Saturday, July 19, at 7:00 pm, at The Riot Room, with two stages of Pitch Music Award nominees, including: Abnorm, Approach, Bummer, Rev Gusto, Bad Ideas, Berwanger, New Riddim & DJ Sheppa. AND, Friday, July 25 at 7:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, featuring Pitch Music Award nominees: A.J. Gaither, Pedaljets, Katy Guillen, Grisly Hand, Not a Planet, and more!

Winners will be announced at The Pitch Music Awards on Sunday, August 3, at The Uptown Theater and in The Pitch on Thursday, August 7. The Pitch Music Awards will be co-hosted by Eric Melin and Judy Mills.

Voting on The Pitch Music Awards Ballot is open until Monday, July 28, at 9:00 am. You can vote online at this link: http://posting.pitch.com/kansascity/Survey?survey=4218892

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Show #535

2014 Pitch Music Award Nominations

Pitch Music Award Nominations:

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Album of the Year (August 2013-June 2014):

Josh Berwanger – Strange Stains (September)
My Brothers & Sisters – Violet Music: Volume 1 (December)
My Oh My – Your Heart Not Mine (April)
Shy Boys – Shy Boys (January)
The Pedaljets – What’s in Between (November)

Live Act:

Jorge Arana Trio
Metatone
The New Riddim
Radkey
The Conquerors

EDM/DJ/Production:

D/Will
Sheppa
Sigrah
Spinstyles
Tracebeats

Emerging Act:

Bummer
Burial Teens
Katy Guillen and the Girls
Outsides
Psychic Heat

Folk – Ensemble (Country, Blues, Americana):

Freight Train Rabbit Killer
Truckstop Honeymoon
Kansas City Bear Fighters
Loaded Goat
The Clementines

Folk – Solo (Country, Blues, Americana):

A.J. Gaither
Billy Beale
Kasey Rausch
Samantha Fish
Tyler Gregory

Hardest-Working Act:

Hearts of Darkness
Making Movies
Schwervon!
The Grisly Hand
Victor & Penny

Hip-Hop/Rap:

Approach
Gee Watts
Reggie B
Stik Figa
The Abnorm

Jazz – Ensemble:

Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7
Eboni and the Ivories
Eddie Moore and the Outer Circle
Peter Schlamb Quintet
Project H

Jazz – Solo:

Brett Jackson
Hermon Mehari
Matt Otto
Megan Birdsall
Shay Estes

Metal:

At the Left Hand of God
Hellevate
Troglodyte
Marasmus
Stonehaven

Pop/Rock:

Cowboy Indian Bear
Not a Planet
Rev Gusto
Spirit Is the Spirit
Various Blonde

Punk:

Black on Black
Lazy
The Bad Ideas
The Sluts
The Big Iron

Regional (Beyond KC/Lawrence):

Dots Not Feathers
Eyelit
Ha Ha Tonka
Me Like Bees
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Singer-Songwriter:

Akkilles
John Velghe
La Guerre
Mat Shoare
Your Friend

Winners will be announced at The Pitch Music Awards on Sunday, August 3, at The Uptown Theater and in The Pitch on Thursday, August 7. The Pitch Music Awards will be co-hosted by Eric Melin and Judy Mills.

Voting on The Pitch Music Awards Ballot is open until Monday, July 28, at 9:00 am. You can vote online at this link: http://posting.pitch.com/kansascity/Survey?survey=4218892

WMM Playlist from July 16, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brenton Cook & Haymaker Records + Jorge Arana Trio
+ KC Fringe 2014 Preview with: Right Between the Ears
+ GIRL ON GIRL + Playwright Schaeffer Nelson


1. Courtney Barnett – “Avant Gardner”
from: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas / Mom+Pop / February 2, 2014
[Singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne, Australia. In 2012 Barnett started her own label, Milk! Records, and released her first EP I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris to glowing reviews around Australia. From 2011 - 2013 Barnett was a member of Australian psych/country band Immigrant Union, a musical project founded by Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols and Bob Harrow. Along with sharing vocal duties Barnett predominantly played slide guitar and features on their second studio album 'Anyway'. DeBoer also played drums on her first EP 'I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris'. Barnett received international critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose. Barnett combined these two releases into one and called it The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.]

10:07 – Underwriting

10:09 – Interview with Bill Sundahl

Bill Sundahl sings and plays bass in the KC super group: The Starhaven Rounders. He is also the founder of Spice of Life Productions and organizer of the annual Spring Dance, and The Crossroads Music Festival. Recently Bill Sundahl joined the 90.1 FM KKFI Staff as our Special Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.

90.1FM KKFI Presents: 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest – Sat, Sept 6th, – 7 Stages / 30+ Bands. Tickets on Sale July 17th at Noon $16.50 Advance $21.50 at Gate. Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge). Outlets: Grinders & Bottleneck (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge). KKFI 901.FM (NO EXTRA CHARGES)

Big News, CMF is now a fundraiser! When 90.1FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio hired Bill as the Special Events Coordinator he brought some of the Spice of Life Productions events to 90.1 as fundraisers. This will be another fantastic event as always and Bill is very excited to work at 90.1 and to do his best to put on events that both benefit the community and 90.1 at the same time. 90.1 DJ’s will be MC’s for each stage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Confirmed Artists:
Me Like Bees – Joplin | Not A Planet – KC | My Brothers & Sisters – KC | Loose Park – KC | Onward Crispin Glover – KC (Reunion Show) | Dead Voices – KC | AY MusiK – KC | Organ Jazz Trio – KC | Chris Meck & Guilty Birds – KC | The Noise FM – Chicago |
Mark Lowrey & Drums – KC | The Philistines – KC | Chris Hazelton Trio – KC | Chambers – Denton | La Guerre – KC | Starhaven Rounders – KC | Maria The Mexican – KC | Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – KC | Max Justus – KC | Thom Hoskins – KC |
Old Sound – KC | Rural Grit – KC | Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – KC | Bacon Shoe – KC & Many More!!!

A Huge Thank You to our Sponsors and Media Partners:
Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund, Data File Technologies, Kissick Construction, Lazarus Group, Midwest Music Foundation

We gave away tickets to the:

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The 2014 Pitch Music Showcase – Night One – Saturday, July 19, at 7:00 pm – 3:00 am

The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Two stages of Pitch Music Award nominees, including: Abnorm, Approach, Bummer, Rev Gusto, Bad Ideas, Berwanger, New Riddim & DJ Sheppa
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The 2014 Pitch Music Showcase – Night Two – Friday, July 25 at 7:00 pm to 3:00 am

Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, Kansas City, Missouri 64120

Pitch Music Award nominees, including A.J. Gaither, Pedaljets, Katy Guillen, Grisly Hand, Not a Planet, and more!

TICKETS – $8 for one night – $15 for both night
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Starhaven Rounders play the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Friday, July 18.

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2. Jorge Arana Trio – “Banished to Siberia”
from: Oso / Haymaker Records / July 22, 2014

[Jorge Arana Trio will play an album release show, Wednesday, July 19 at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, with David Hasselhoff On Acid, High Magic, and In The Shadows.]

10:20 – Interview with Brenton Cook and members of Jorge Arana Trio

Jason Nash, Josh Enyart, Jorge Arana, and Brenton Cook on Wednesday MidDay Medley (7/16/14)

Jason Nash, Josh Enyart, Jorge Arana, and Brenton Cook on Wednesday MidDay Medley (7/16/14)

Our friend, Brenton Cook is a computer programmer and volunteers as web administrator for the Midwest Music Foundation where is the curator of the Midwestern Audio local compilation CD series, currently working on volume 3. Brenton joins us today to talk about the launch of his new Kansas City based record label called Haymaker Records. Joining Brenton are members of one of the hardest working bands in Kansas City, the Jorge Arana Trio: Josh Enyart, Jorge Arana, and Jason Nash. The band has a new recording called Oso that will be released on Haymaker Records. Jorge Arana Trio will play an album release show, TONIGHT Wednesday, July 19 at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, with David Hasselhoff On Acid, High Magic, and In The Shadows. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

Haymaker Records on Vinyl, Cassette, CD, and Digital Download

Jorge Arana (Guitar, Keyboard) played in Pixel Panda, and a little project called Cliff of Fame.

Josh Enyart (drums, Percussion) has played with an assortment of groups…Various Blonde, Latin, Maps for Travellers, Pixel Panda, Capture The Flag, Wad, Savitar.

Jason Nash (bass) has played with Fat Bobba, Various Blonde, and is currently working with a new group called “Parents” (It’s sort of a mix of dark surf and noise rock. with Jorge Arana playing drums; Jason on bass; Luis Arana on guitar; and Doby Watson on vocals.)

Oso – Jorge’s Family Dog

Pitch Music Awards – Winner last year of Best Avant-Garde group. Nominated this year for Best Live Act.

10:29

3. Jorge Arana Trio – “Crime of Passion Fruit”
from: Oso / Haymaker Records / July 22, 2014

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Jorge Arana Trio will play an EP release show, Wednesday, July 19 at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, with David Hasselhoff On Acid, High Magic, and In The Shadows. Phil Wolf’s Birthday show

Busy year in Kansas City Music. Single Release with Ambulants, Folk Alliance Conference, Midcoast Takeover, Middle of The Map, Riverfest, new EP Release

10:39

4. The Black Angels – “An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street”
from: Clear Lake Forest / Independent / July 22, 2014
[The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 2004. They have released four studio albums and one compilation album. Their name is derived from the Velvet Underground song "The Black Angel's Death Song".]

5. Mat Shoare – “Keeping Everyone Happy”
from: Domestic Partnership / Golden Sound Records / December 11, 2013
[All songs by Mat Shoare. Made by Mat Shoare and Ross Brown. Most parts of this album were recorded by Mat Shoare in multiple bedrooms, basements, and offices from winter 2011 till fall 2012. It was finally focused into something cohesive by Ross Brown at The Reservation in Kansas City, MO.] [Mat Shoare is a Kansas City based singer, guitarist, songwriter, record label founder. His brand new solo record,"Domestic Partnership" was officially released December 11, 2012, on Golden Sound Records. This is Mat's second full length solo release. He also released a solo EP. Mat has released two EPs with his band The Empty Spaces, and was a member of the band Everyday/Everynight. All of the music is available at Golden Sound Records, an independent, Kansas City based record label Mat founded with his friends Jerad Tomasino & Ross Brown.]

[Mat Shoare plays the recordBar, Sunday, July 20, w/ The Donkeys, and Squids KC.]

10:44 – Interview with Andi Meyer and John Jessup

John Jessup and Andi Meyer on Wednesday MidDay Medley (7/16/14)

John Jessup and Andi Meyer on Wednesday MidDay Medley (7/16/14)

6. Right Between the Ears – “Rev. Mutual”
from: Right Between the Ears (Darrell Brogdon, Writer and Producer)

10:46

A clip from the award winning, Right Between The Ears featuring the voice of broadcasting legend John Jessup. Along with his voice work, John is the man responsible for creating this very radio program MidDay Medley, in the Spring of 2004, when he served as Program Director/ Manager for 90.1 FM. John has worked as an actor, voice over artist, and broadcaster. He is currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado. John records voice tracks for Kansas City Public Television from his home studio, and plays with the Green Valley Homesteaders, a bluegrass band.

Andi Meyer is a professional actress who has been seen onstage at the Unicorn Theatre, Theatre for Young America, The Missouri Repertory Theatre, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and The New Theatre Restaurant. Along with being a member of the cast of Right Between the Ears, Andi also serves as Educational Director for Right Between the Ears educational camps and classes teaching students in grades 3-6, and 7-12.

Right Between the Ears was created by producer and writer, Darrell Brodgon in 1983 and originally called: The Imagination Workshop as a radio drama series. The show morphed into a sketch comedy show in 1990. Right Between the Ears is a Four-time winner of the Gold Medal as Best Comedy Show at the New York Festivals, and has been broadcast nationally on NPR stations since 1993, on BBC Radio 4, Sirius Satellite Radio and the in-flight programming service of Delta Airlines. Right Between the Ears also performs live stage shows at Liberty Hall, The Unicorn Theatre, Off Center Theatre, and are returning to the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival for performances starting Friday, July 18, at 9:00 pm through Saturday, July 26, at 4:30 pm, at Heartland Forum, in Crown Center.

Right Between the Ears Fringe Performances:

Friday, July 18, 9:00pm
Saturday, July 19, 6:00pm
Friday, July 25, 7:30pm
Sat, July 26, 4:30pm — Heartland Forum, Crown Center — http://www.rightbetweentheears.com

Right Between the Ears spoofs politics, TV and movies, sports figures, the rich and famous, the quirky and even the occasional turkey.

10:51

7. Right Between the Ears – “Jiffy Pap”
from: Right Between the Ears (Darrell Brogdon Writer and Producer)

Darrell Brogdon, Writer and Producer

Right Between the Ears returns to the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival for performances starting Friday, July 18 9:00pm through Saturday, July 26 4:30pm at Heartland Forum, in Crown Center. (formerly American Heartland Theatre). More info at http://www.rightbetweentheears.com. For KC Fringe venues, and complete listings of performance times and details you can go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.

11:00 – Station I.D.

8. Sylvan Esso -“Coffee”
from: Sylvan Esso / Partisan / May 13, 2014
[Indie folk band formed in Durham, North Carolina with singer Amelia Meath (of Mountain Man) and producer Nick Sanborn (of Megafaun). On July 9, they made their network television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing the single "Coffee."]

9. The Latenight Callers – “The Tease”
from: Songs for Stolen Moments / TLNC / June 8, 2013
[formed in Lawrence by baritone guitarist, Krysztof Nemeth, and vocalist Julie Berndsen, With the addition of Guitarist Ellen O'Hayer, Bassist Gavin Mac, and Nick Combs on keyboards.]

[The Latenight Callers plays the Saturday Brunch at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. Saturday, July 19]

[The Latenight Callers play Knuckleheads, July 30]

11:10 – Interview with Michelle T. Johnson, Cynthia Hardeman, and Teresa Leggard

Cynthia Hardeman, Teresa Leggard, and Michelle T. Johnson on Wednesday MidDay Medley (7/16/14)

Cynthia Hardeman, Teresa Leggard, and Michelle T. Johnson on Wednesday MidDay Medley (7/16/14)

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Cynthia Hardeman is the 2013 winner of Kansas City’s Project Playwright 2.0 competition. Her works have been performed at the 2012 Unicorn Theatre Gala, the 2012 InTENsity Showcase at Fishtank Performance Studio. Her play “Truth Be Dead” was chosen as a finalist in the 2012 WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory at Center Stage Theatre in Baltimore, Md. Her play received a reading at The Unicorn Theatre in 2013 and the original premiere production as “Truth Stands” in the 2013-2014 season at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. It also is scheduled to have its World Premiere here in Kansas City at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in February of 2015.

Michelle T. Johnson’s plays have been produced in local playwriting festivals and for festivals in Houston, Texas and Medford, Connecticut. Johnson’s play “Wiccans in the ‘Hood” was selected for and produced in the “Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival” in New York City in February 2013 and was the sixth best-attended show in the 2013 Kansas City Fringe Festival. Her play “The Negro Whisperer” was in the New Work Series Festival in New York City in October 2013. Also this year, her plays “Trading Places” and “Wiccans in the ’Hood” have been produced by Brainspunk Theater of Philadelphia. Johnson’s play “Trading Races: From Rodney King and Paula Deen” has been nominated for three awards in the NYC Planet Connections Theater Festival. Her play “Echoes of Octavia” will be produced by KC Melting Pot Theater this August.

Teresa Leggard is a writer, editor, poet and playwright. Her publications include Number One and Aunt Chloe magazines, as well as the journal Reverie: Midwest African American Literature. Her short plays have been staged in Kansas City at InTENsity 2.0 and the Barn Players 6X10 Festival, and in Washington D.C. at the DC Black Theater Festival. This August she will compete in the third installment of Project Playwright at the Arts Asylum. Teresa is an editor at Hallmark Cards, a member of The Writers Place, and a graduate student in UMKC’s Creative Writing program.

Michelle T. Johnson, Cynthia Hardeman, and Teresa Leggard – a trio of local African-American female playwrights – have joined together as The Playing Field Presents “Girl on Girl: 3 Quickies in 1 Hour” for the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival, showing July 19 through July 26 at Just Off Broadway Theatre.

“Girl on Girl” is directed by Andre Du Broc and stars Davis DeRock, Aishah Harvey, Briana Marxen-McCollom, Petey McGee and Shawna Pena-Downing.

Cynthia Hardeman, Michelle T. Johnson and Teresa Leggard are The Playing Field. The Playing Field – a trio of local African-American female playwrights – presents “Girl on Girl: 3 Quickies in 1 Hour” for the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival

“Girl on Girl” is directed by Andre Du Broc

The cast of five includes: Davis DeRock, Aishah Harvey, Briana Marxen-McCollom, Petey McGee and Shawna Pena-Downing.

Three female playwrights. Three World Premieres. One director. Five actors and actresses doing everything from working sexy lingerie to train station drama to dueling doulas.

What: “Girl on Girl: 3 Quickie in 1 Hour” in KC Fringe Festival

When:
July 19 at 2pm
July 20 at 3pm
July 22 at 10pm
July 24 at 6 pm
July 26 at 8 pm

Where: Just-Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central Avenue, KCM) 64108

Tickets: $15, or $10 with Fringe Button, purchase at http://www.kcfringe.org or at the door

Teresa Leggard also have additional works in MORE 4PLAY, July 19 through July 26, at Off Center Theatre, with Schaefer Nelson, Frank Higgins, and Forrest Attaway, Directed by Scott Cordes, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.

GIRL ON GIRL, showing July 19 through July 26 at Just Off Broadway Theatre. For KC Fringe complete listings go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.

11:28 – Underwriting

10. Molehill – “Why Did You Make Me Care?”
from: Why Did You Make Me Care? – Single / Bar None / October 3, 2013
[Chicago based 4-piece: Peter Manhart, Trevor Jones, Greg Van Zuiden, and Devin Staples currently on tour this summer. Molehill's debut album 'Equinox' was released March 6, 2012. Molehill is currently in general rotation on 89.5FM Chicago, 88.9FM WIIT Chicago, UIC Radio, and Black Collar Radio, and DePaul Radio.]

[Molehill play Czar Bar, friday, July 18 with Loose Park, Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Scott Schumann]

11:35 – Interview with Schaeffer Nelson

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Schaeffer Nelson, has two plays premiering in this year’s Kansas City Fringe Festival. Schaeffer Nelson is the author of last year’s original play OUTSpoken KC: Love and Marriage, True Stories from Kansas City’s LGBT Community, premiering in October 2013 at Unity Temple on the Plaza and receiving an encore performance in January 2014 at Peace Christian Church UCC. Schaeffer Nelson has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. His fiction has placed twice in USC’s undergraduate fiction competition and has appeared in Palaver. He is an executive producer on the short film “Return”, written by Lonita Cook (The Tim and Lo Show) and directed by Patrick Rea (Nailbiter). His short play “Fishers of Men” is premiere at this summer’s Fringe Festival, as part of More 4 Play, directed by Scott Cordes, and his longer play, Kings of Israel is being directed by Phil Kinen and is playing July 18 through July 26 at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway Blvd. For the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. For KC Fringe complete listings go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.

Queer Biblical story sparks controversy in Kings of Israel – You Didn’t See this Version in Sunday School – King Saul and David find provocative new life in Schaeffer Nelson’s original play, Kings of Israel, premiering at KC’s 10th Annual Fringe Festival.

This irreverent play tells a Biblical story with a queer sensibility that places the young shepherd David in a series of bedroom conversations with a violent, paranoid King Saul. David must test the limits of intimacy with a king whom he is secretly charged by God to overthrow. The boundary lines of love, violence, and trust must be crossed if David is to achieve his goal. Eyebrows will rise at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway Blvd, KCMO Performances on:Friday, July 18 @ 6:00pm | Sunday, July 20 @ 7:30pm | Friday, July 25 @ 9:00pm | Saturday, July 26 @ 6:00pm

Already, discussions of the play’s content have stirred up tense conversations: Is it too queer for the Bible? Can Biblical stories be this steamy? One thing is for certain: You didn’t see this version in Sunday school.

Irreverently comedic and increasingly tense, Kings of Israel retells the complex and dangerous relationship between King Saul and David, the first two kings of Biblical Israel. After King Saul proves to be unstable and violent, the Prophet Samuel secretly anoints an isolated young shepherd, David, to be Saul’s usurper. But before David fulfill God’s plan and assume the throne, he is dispatched to be Saul’s private musician. Over the course of a series of bedroom conversations, the intimacy between the two men deepens. As bloody choices draw near, David questions where his loyalty to God ends and his relationship with King Saul begins. Kings of Israel takes the Biblical story in a provocative new direction.

The play contains sexual content, violence, and adult language and is for mature audiences.

Schaefer Nelson and also have additional works in MORE 4PLAY, July 19 through July 26, at Off Center Theatre, with Frank Higgins, Forrest Attaway, and Teresa Leggard. Directed by Scott Cordes, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.

For KC Fringe complete listings go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.

11:53

11. Akkilles – “Chic City”
from: Something You’d Say / Akkilles / July 2, 2013
[Singer/songwriter David Bennett formed the KC based band Akkilles in 2011. David has been recording and performing with a collective of his friends and fellow musicians. Akkilles includes David Bennett on lead vocalsm guitar; Isaac Anderson, on drums; Rachel Pollock on violin, piano, percussion, & vocals; Nick Pick on Bass & vocals; Jeff Larison on lead guitar & dobro. David Bennett & Issac Anderson joined us on 6/26]

[Akkilles plays Czar Bar, Monday, July 21, with Attic Wolves and Papers]

12. Paul McCartney & Wings – “Blackbird (Wings over San Francisco)”
from: Wings Over America (2013 Remaster – Deluxe Edition) / MPL / Orig. Dec. 11, 1976

[Paul McCartney plays Kansas City TONIGHT!! at The Sprint Center]

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

Paul McCartney in Kansas City (7/16/14)

11:58

Next week on Wed, July 23, Natalie Galagher, Music Editor of The Pitch joins us for the entire show featuring music from bands nominated for The 2014 Pitch Music Awards August 3 at The Uptown Theater. And band’s playing The Pitch’s Music Showcases at the Riot Room, July 19 and Knuckleheads Saloon, July 25! We’ll hear from: Katy Guillen and the Girls, Bummer, Josh Berwanger Band, Shy Boys, My Oh My, the Pedaljets, My Brothers & Sisters, Victor & Penny, Grisly Hand, John Velghe, Your Friend, Radkey, Troglodyte, Not A Planet, Various Blonde, Chris Hazelton’s Boogalloo 7, Shay Estes, Kansas City Bear Fighters, AJ Gaither, Stik Figa, The Bad Ideas, Sigrah, and Ha Ha Tonka.

Lastly, we’re very sad to hear of the passing of Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, a Hungarian American record producer and musician, who until this past Friday, July 11, was the last surviving, original founding member, of the influencial punk rock band The Ramones. Tommy was only 62. Fr our listeners, on our Wednesday MidDay Medley Facebook Page we’ve posted a link to our in-studio interview with Tommy Ramone, from the June 18, 2008, edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:59:30

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

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org
Additional content and material written by Jamie Rich

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Show #534

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays with The Fringe + Jorge Arana Trio & Haymaker Records

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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Brenton Cook & Haymaker Records + Jorge Arana Trio
+ KC Fringe 2014 Preview with: Right Between the Ears
+ GIRL ON GIRL + Playwright Schaeffer Nelson

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Jorge Arana Trio, The Latenight Callers, Akkilles, Molehill, Schwervon!, Mat Shoare, Courtney Barnett, Sylvan Esso, and The Black Angels. We’ll also play Paul McCartney & Wings.

At 10:15 we’ll talk with 90.1 FM’s new Special Events Coordinator, Bill Sundahl about upcoming events at 90.1 FM.

Jorge Arana Trio Album Release on HayMaker Records

Jorge Arana Trio Album Release on HayMaker Records

At 10:20 Mark welcomes Brenton Cook who is launching a new record label in Kansas City called Haymaker Records and members of Jorge Arana Trio join us to talk about, and feature music from their new release from Haymaker Records, called “Oso”. Jorge Arana Trio will play an album release show, Saturday, July 19 at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, with David Hasselhoff On Acid, High Magic, and In The Shadows. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

Right Between The Ears

Right Between The Ears

At 10:45 we’ll welcome legendary broadcasters, Darrell Brogdon and John Jessup who’ll join us to talk about Right Between the Ears, playing July 18 through July 26 at the Heartland Forum (formerly American Heartland Theatre) for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.

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At 11:10 Mark talks with Kansas City based playwrights: Michelle T. Johnson, Cynthia Hardeman, and Teresa Leggard about about their three-play premiere: GIRL ON GIRL, showing July 19 through July 26 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.

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And at 11:35 young playwright Schaeffer Nelson joins us to discuss his new play, Kings of Israel, playing July 18 through July 26 at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway Blvd. Schaefer Nelson and Teresa Leggard also have additional works in MORE 4PLAY, July 19 through July 26, at Off Center Theatre, with Frank Higgins, Forrest Attaway, Directed by Scott Cordes, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.

For KC Fringe venues, and complete listings of performance times and details you can go to: http://www.kcfringe.org

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

Show #534

WMM Playlist from July 9, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sara Swenson + Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
+ Jeanette Powers & Uptown Arts Bar
+ Danny Powell & The KC Blues Society

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

[Loose Park play Czar Bar, July 18 with Molehill, Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Scott Schumann]

2. Vigil and Thieves – “Longwood”
from: Single Demo track from band’s Reverberation page / Independent / 2014
[Lawrence, Kansas, based trio of Andrew Flaherty on Drums, Steph Castor on Guitar, and Sarah Storm on Vocals, Guitar, and Keys. The band is busy playing several shows this summer in KC, Topeka, Lawrence, and in September the band will jump on the road to St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Portland, Maine. The band is currently recording their debut EP at their own recording studio, Vigilante Studio in Ottawa, KS.]

[Vigil and Thieves play Czar Bar, Thursday, July, 10, with Seahaven, Documentary, and Bottle Breakers.]

3. Now Now Sleepyhead – “Influenza (radio edit)”
from: Violator / Independent / July 12, 2014
[The band's currently line up includes: Phil Park on guitar, and vocals; Aaron Crawford on drums and vocals; and newest member, Mychael Scott Reed (formerly of In Back of A Black Car) on bass and synthesizers. Their recording also features Brian McCourt on bass and vocals, and Kim Baldwin on bass and vocals.]

[Now Now Sleepyhead play a special release party at the recordBar, Saturday, July 12 with Akkilles, & The Author and The Illustrator.]

10:14 – Underwriting

10:16 – Interview with Jeanette Powers & Mz Angela Roux

Mz Angela Roux & Jeanette Powers of Uptown Arts Bar

Mz Angela Roux & Jeanette Powers of Uptown Arts Bar

Jeanette Powers is a poet, painter, producer, philosopher, a mathematician and mom, who also helped to form the Poetic Underground, and is the manager at Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, in Kansas City. She was born and raised in the Kansas City, graduated from Lee’s Summit High School and went to college at Rockhurst University.

Mz Angela Roux was voted Best Spoken Word Artist in 2013 by The Pitch weekly.

Jeanette and Mz Angela Roux joined us to discuss Estrogen Rush: A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Saturday, July 12, at 8:00 PM, a celebration of Kansas City area female poets honoring the memory and spirit of legendary poet, and how Uptown Arts Bar is also a KC Fringe Festival venue and is the home of the Poetic Underground POUND Slam. More info at http://www.uptownartsbar.com

Jeanette Powers was a student of the Physics and Math Department, at Rockhurst University, where she created visual art pieces connecting art and mathematics.

Last year Jeanette became manager of The Uptown Arts Bar, a midtown venue that is unique in it’s programming of music, original spoken word and poetry, burlesque, performance, drag, and special events. The Uptown Arts Bar sounds like a never ending adventure.

Estrogen Rush: A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Saturday, July 12, at 8:00 PM, a celebration of Kansas City area female poets honoring the memory and spirit of the legendary poet.

Poet and Spoken Word Artist Mz Angela Roux debuted ESTROGEN RUSH! in November 2012 to rave reviews and is back with another installment but this time we will pay tribute to the late Dr. Maya Angelou featuring original works by: M’Vyonne Payne, Natasha Ria El-Scari, Jeanette Powers, Sheri Hall, Tyree Thomas, G.g. Renee, Taylor Brown, Shavonne Standifer, Shawnee Brunson, Tiana Williams, and Mz Angela Roux

Poetic Underground host shows every Wednesday, at 9:00 pm, at Uptown Arts Bar, and has hosted readings in KC since early 2013. The expanded into workshops and now the competitive POUND SLAM hosted by SlamMaster Jen Harris and co-host Alyssa Bennett Smith. The first certified poetry slam in the city. Every First Wednesday at 9 PM at the Arts Bar.

This month Uptown Arts Bar be doing 5 night’s of Poetic Underground Open Mic shows, in one week, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Fest, Saturday, July 19 through Thursday, July 24.

Uptown Arts Bar is a venue for The KC Fringe Fest.

Estrogen Rush: A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Saturday, July 12, at 8:00 PM, a celebration of Kansas City area female poets honoring the memory and spirit of legendary poet and author Maya Angelou. Uptown Arts Bar is also a KC Fringe Festival venue and is the home of the Poetic Underground POUND Slam. More info at http://www.uptownartsbar.com

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4. Sara Swenson – “Good Boys Win”
from: Runway Lights / Independent / July 15, 2014

10:34 – Interview with Sara Swenson

Sara Swenson and Mark Manning

Sara Swenson and Mark Manning

Critically acclaimed singer songwriter Sara Swenson has released some of our most played and favorite recordings of the last 7 years. Her self titled debut recording was originally released in 2008 but it took us a while for us to get our hands on the recordings and we ended up playing every track on the CD. Sara’s debut ended up at the top of our list of The 100 Best Recordings of 2009. In 2010 Sara Swenson released her second full length recording, “All Things Big and Small” again working with Don Chaffer in Nashville who added new layers to Sara’s great songs and voice. In November of 2011, Sara released her 5 song EP called “Never Left My Mind,” featuring her band at the time, The Pearl Snaps. In that time frame, she also had picked up two Kansas City Singer-Songwriter of the Year awards, performed with Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair, and placed a song on the season finale of ABC’s “Private Practice.” Then after the school year ended in 2012, Sara Swenson left her job as a High School English and Journalism Teacher in Platte County High School, and left the Kansas City music scene, and she flew off to the United Kingdom, where she ended up getting married to her husband. This spring, Sara returned to Kansas City and performed for the Folk Alliance International Conference. She joins us today to discuss her fourth studio album that captures snapshots of her 18-month experience of living abroad, moving from dating to marriage and sorting through the accompanying transitions and emotions. Produced by Don Chaffer in Nashville. Sara Swenson will play a special “Runway Lights” Release House Show, on KC’s West Side, Friday, July 18, at 7:30 PM. and she will also play a special release show in Platte City, on Saturday, July 19.

Runways Lights is a beautiful new recording of songs which tell the story of Sara’s adventure to the United Kingdom, her marriage, and flying from runway to runway. Sara talked why she moved away to England and Northern Ireland.

Sara lived in Belfast.

Sara started working on Runway Lights as a recording, upon re-entry to the USA, with a two week stay in Nashville working with Don Chaffer again. The album has a very different texture than her debut, she is working with new sounds to match her voice and lyrics.

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5. Sara Swenson – “Welcome To The Family” (LIVE)
also available on: Runway Lights / Independent / July 15, 2014

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The last song on Runway Lights is called, “Transitions” that talks about how things will never be the same. Sara talked about what it has been like moving home, coming back to Platte County High School, Platte City, Kansas City, and family.

Sara Swenson is such an accomplished songwriter, it is hard to believe that it was just 2007, when she first tried her hand at songwriting at the offhand suggestion of a guitar salesman.

Sara Swenson will play a special “Runway Lights” Release House Show, on KC’s West Side, July 18, at 7:30 PM. And Saturday, July 19 in Platte City. More info at: http://www.saraswenson.com

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6. Sara Swenson – “Runway Lights”
from: Runway Lights / Independent / July 15, 2014

[Sara Swenson plays a "Runway Lights" Release House Show, on KC's West Side, July 18, at 7:30 PM. More info at: http://www.saraswenson.com

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7. Sky Smeed – “Cool Summer Evening”
from: Sky Smeed / Independent / August 11, 2012
[The 4th full length release from Sky Smeed who was born and raised outside of Chanute, Kansas in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early seventies.]

[Sky Smeed & Sara Morgan Play A Special Living Room Session at Knuckleheads, Friday, July 11.]

8. The Big Iron – “Anything I Can Do” (Vinyl)
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.]

[The Big Iron play an album release show at Replay in Lawrence on Friday, July 11, with Iron Guts Kelly, and Stiff Middle Fingers.]

11:03 – Station I.D.

9. Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats -“The Blues & The Greys”
from: Eddie Ate Dynamite / Independent / December 18, 2013

[Jason Vivone & The Billy Bats play The Youth Jam and Brunch at The Phoenix, Sunday, July 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity for young musicians under the age of 18 to bring their instrument and jam with professional musicians.]

11:07 – Interview with Danny Powell

Danny Powell, is President of the Kansas City Blues Society. He joins us to discuss: The first Youth Jam and Brunch at The Phoenix, Sunday, July 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity for young musicians under the age of 18 to bring their instrument and jam with professional musicians. More info at: http://www.kcbluessociety.org

We just heard from the KC based band Jason Vivone and The Billy Bats, they will be the host band for this first Youth Jam and Brunch.

This is a collaboration with Kansas City Blues Society and The Phoenix.

The Kansas City Blues Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving our blues music history by supporting the musicians, and the youth. Founded in 1980, The Kansas City Blues Society has over 500 individual members and. It hosts events such as The Blues Competition, Blues In The Schools, Youth Jams, Blues Tours and Fundraisers for Musicians and others in need.

An eleven person Board of Directors governs the Society. Funding for The KCBS comes from membership dues, private donations, corporate sponsorships, merchandise, advertising and event ticket sales. Contributions to The KCBS, including membership dues, are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

The KCBS seeks to preserve and to highlight the rich history of Blues through maintaining the rich heritage of all the musicians that come from the Kansas City area. The KCBS mission is to provide value to its Members, Musicians and its Community

Kansas City Blues Society and The Phoenix present: Youth Jam and Brunch at The Phoenix, Sunday, July 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity for young musicians under the age of 18 to bring their instrument and jam with professional musicians. More info at: http://www.kcbluessociety.org

11:18 – Underwriting

10. Me Like Bees – “The Ides”
from: The Ides / Independent / 2013
[Formed in Joplin by Luke Sheafer, Nick Bynum, Pete Burton, Tim Cote.]

[Me Like Bees play The Riot Room, on Friday, July 11 with Middle Twin, and Westerners. The band will also be part of the Vans Warped Tour.]

11. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “500 Miles”
from: Celebration of Pete Seeger at Unity Temple / Recorded Live by KKFI / May 3, 2014

11:28 – Interview with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, first played LIVE in our 90.1 FM studios on our July 10, 2013 – Wednesday MidDay Medley broadcast. They returned to the show on November 20, 2013, to help us celebrate our 500th show. Recently the duo “stoled the show” at 90.1 FM’s Birthday Celebration of Pete Seeger at Unity Temple in May.

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear consist of Madisen Ward and mom, Ruth Ward. They are a modern soulful/folk music duo. Performing mostly all original music. Madisen Ward was born in Oklahoma, and grew up in the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 2007. Madisen’s journey to become a musician, was “melodically passed down” through the songs of his mother. In 2012 Madisen Ward and “The Mama Bear” Ruth Ward recorded and released their EP, “We Burned The Cane Field” which we included in our series the 2013 Best Recordings of 2013.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be headlining a benefit for Me Like Bees (who’ll play the Vans Warped Tour). The benefit is called, We Like Bees, Saturday, July 12, at 6:00pm, at the Ganesha Theatre, 2331 E 7th St, Joplin, Missouri. The lineup also includes: Of Course Not, Sardis, Social Sinners, Sun Hands, None The Wiser, and Robert Cooper.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear also play three sets at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO, Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

Your duo is a rare and special combination of mother and son. How did you come to from the band and tell us about the origins of your name?

Madisen’s journey to become a musician, was “melodically passed down” through the songs of his mother.

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12. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – “I’ve Seen A Lot of Things” (Live)

Joel Nanos, of Element Recording who worked with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear on “We Burned The Cane Field.”

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13. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – “Knock The Bully Back” (Live)

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear who will be headlining a benefit for Me Like Bees (who’ll play the Vans Warped Tour). The benefit is called, We Like Bees, Saturday, July 12, at 6:00pm, at the Ganesha Theatre, 2331 E 7th St, Joplin, Missouri.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear also play three sets at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO, Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm.

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

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14. Belle and Sebastian – “There’s Too Much Love”
from: Fold Your Hands Child You Walk Like a Peasant / Matador / Jue 6, 2000
[4th full length recording from indie pop band formed in Glasgow in January 1996. They are often compared with The Smiths and Nick Drake. The name "Belle and Sebastian" comes from Belle et Sébastien, a 1965 children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry later adapted for television. Though consistently lauded by critics, Belle & Sebastian's "wistful pop" has enjoyed only limited commercial success. After releasing a number of albums and EPs on Jeepster Records, they are now signed to Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom and Matador Records in the United States. The track There's Too Much Love was featured in the premiere trailer for the 2014 Brazilian film The Way He Looks and it is also featured in the film's soundtrack.]

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

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org
Additional content and material written by Jamie Rich

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Show #533

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Runway Lights

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sara Swenson + Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
+ Jeanette Powers & Uptown Arts Bar
+ Danny Powell & The KC Blues Society

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Sara Swenson, Loose Park, Now Now Sleepyhead, Vigil and Thieves, The Big Iron, Sky Smeed, Me Like Bees, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. We’ll also play Belle and Sebastian.

At 10:15 Jeanette Powers writer, poet and manager of Uptown Arts Bar, joins us to discuss Estrogen Rush: A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Saturday, July 12, at 8:00 PM, a celebration of Kansas City area female poets honoring the memory and spirit of legendary poet and author Maya Angelou. Uptown Arts Bar is also a KC Fringe Festival venue and is the home of the Poetic Underground POUND Slam. More info at http://www.uptownartsbar.com

Runway Lights - Photo by Michael John Price. Design by Nathan Lewis.

Runway Lights – Photo by Michael John Price. Design by Nathan Lewis.

At 10:30 critically acclaimed singer songwriter Sara Swenson joins us to discuss her third full length release, “Runway Lights” recorded in Nashville, via the UK, with producer Don Chaffer. Sara Swenson will play a special “Runway Lights” Release House Show, on KC’s West Side, July 18, at 7:30 PM. More info at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/740967

At 11:05 Danny Powell, President of the Kansas City Blues Society joins us to discuss: Youth Jam and Brunch at the Phoenix, Sunday, July 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity for young musicians under the age of 18 to bring their instrument and jam with professional musicians. More info at: http://www.kcbluessociety.org

At 11:30, Mark welcomes back to the show the modern soulful/folk music duo, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear who will be headlining a benefit for Me Like Bees (who’ll play the Vans Warped Tour). The benefit is called, We Like Bees, Saturday, July 12, at 6:00pm, at the Ganesha Theatre, 2331 E 7th St, Joplin, Missouri. The lineup also includes: Of Course Not, Sardis, Social Sinners, Sun Hands, None The Wiser, and Robert Cooper. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear also play three sets at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO, Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. More info at http://www.facebook.com/MadisenWardAndTheMamaBear

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

Show #533

WMM Playlist from July 2, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A little bit country +
Money Wolf Music with Jamie Searle & Thommy Hoskins
+ The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival

Wednesday MidDay Medley gets a little bit country.

Wednesday MidDay Medley gets a little bit country.

1. Wussy – “Teenage Wasteland”
from: Attica / Shake It Records / May 27, 2014
[Fifth studio album from Cincinnati, Ohio, indie rock band formed in 2001. The 11 songs on Attica! were recorded at Ultrasuede Studios in Cincinnati, which is owned by former Afghan Whigs bassist John Curley. The album also saw the return of a member of one of Wussy frontman Chuck Cleaver's former bands--Ass Ponys guitarist John Erhardt performed on Attica! as Wussy's fifth member. Attica!'s opening track, "Teenage Wasteland", describes singer Lisa Walker's memories of listening to the Who, especially the song "Baba O'Riley", and includes shoutouts to several of its members. The song also contains a guitar part that closely resembles that on Baba O'Riley. The album's title track also references Dog Day Afternoon, portraying it as a tale of romantic desperation.]

[Wussy plays the recordBar, Thursday, July 3, with Schwervon!, and Admiral of the Red.]

2. Loose Park – “Good As Life”
from: Monstrous / Independent / June 4, 2013
[Brand new music from Kansas City based band formed in June 2013 with Matthew Dunehoo on guitar, vocals; Beckie Trost on Bass guitar; and Mike Myers on Drums . This trio are also members/former members of Doris Henson/Baby Teardrops/Ecstatics, The String & Return/In The Pines/Spacesuit, and Soft Reeds.] [Notes from Matt Dunehoo: Two men and a lady present: Loose Park's "MONSTROUS: A Recorded Album of Sacred Music." We had initially thought we'd record this on our own at home, but fate led elsewhere and basic tracking occurred January 9th 2014 at Element Studios with the generous Joel Nanos in Kansas City, Missouri, the day after our first show. The album was then mixed by me, Matthew Dunehoo, alone at home using a seven-and-a-half-gallon stainless steel brew kettle and a my first Sony thinking-compewtur, between January and May, 2014. But seriously, the album had to take this long as it's still coming together this very night and I have so much appreciated my first chance to produce the imperfect album now in your ears, thank you Beckie and Mike. Finally mastered mercifully (tomorrow) by Jason Carter at Atomic Disc, Salem, OR. Loose Park began when I moved home in a fog from NYC in June 2013 and began writing music upon landing with my longtime friend and drummer Mike Myers. We invited new longtime friend Beckie Trost into the fold to bass it up and never looked back. Loose Park, the park, has always been a sanctuary of magical possibility for me over the years. I remember one summer in particular when I was often in odd spots of heart I'd head there regularly to listen to the Cocteau Twins and walk around and try to come back to Earth a bit more pleasantly than how I'd left it. Loose Park the band has been a sort of sanctuary for me as well and possibly I think for Beckie and Mike, though you'd have to ask them to be sure. Mike's basement is filled with friendly spiders and candles and gummy bears and guitarin' good times, exactly the way a midwest basement should be. Mike said early on that he thought the songs in this set of 12 were "manic." So here you are, 12 manic spazzings from Loose Park, the modern day indie def leppard. Thanks for listening to this album and for being a part of it with us. Special thanks to Alissa Myers for being so patiently accommodating, to Robert Rodriguez for the beautiful artwork and everyone who supports what we and all the artists in KC and everywhere else do to try and approach the weirdness with Love. Sincerely, Matthew, May 27 2014 (May 28 with this last revision…)]

[Loose Park play Czar Bar, July 18 with Molehill, Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Scott Schumann]

3. Cibo Matto – “10th Floor Ghost Girl”
from: Hotel Valentine / Chimera Music / February 14, 2014
[First release in 15 years from Yuka Honda (keyboarss/samples) and Miho Hatori who have released solo records and collaborations with other artists.]

10:14 – Underwriting

10:15 – a little bit country

4. Ruddy Swain – “Treasure of Love”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand.]

["Treasure Of Love" was written by J.p. Richardson, and George Jones. It was released as a single by George Jones on Mercury Records in 1958.]

[In 1968 country superstar George Jones witnessed a fight between Tammy Wynette and her husband Don Chapel. At Jones’s urging, Wynette and her daughters drove away with him. Wynette and Jones married Feb. 16, 1969, and Wynette’s 4th daughter, Georgette, was born in 1970. Jones and Wynette, were nicknamed the “President and First Lady” of country music, and they recorded a string of hit duets that seemed drawn directly from their volatile relationship, which resulted in their divorcing in 1975. Their classic recordings included “Two Story House,” “Golden Ring,” and the humorous “(We’re Not) The Jet Set” written by Bobby Braddock.]

5. George Jones and Tammy Wynette – “Something To Brag About”
from: George Jones and Tammy Wynette – Super Hits / Sony – BMG / April 23, 1995
[Originally from their November 13, 1971 release "We Go Together" on Epic records. It was Jones first record with Epic and his first with his new wife. The song was written by Bobby Braddock, and first recorded by Charlie Louvin and Melba Montgomery. Melba Montgomery recorded several country duets with George Jones in the 1960s.]

6. John Prine w/ Melba Montgomery – “Milwaukee Here I Come”
from: In Spite Of Ourselves / Oh Boy / 1999
[A big fan of George Jones, and country duets, John Prine re-recorded “(We’re Not) The Jet Set” with Iris Dement, for his 1999 Release In Spite of Ourselves, and invited one of George's former duet partners, Melba Montgomery, to join him on another George Jones hit single written by Lee Fykes. Originally released in 1968, as a 7 inch vinyl release on Musicor Records, from George Jones & Brenda Carter. It became part of George and Tammy Wynette's live shows.]

7. John Statz with Josh Harty – “Paradise”
from: 12 August / Money Wolf Music / February 18, 2014
[Written by John Prine. Recorded unrehearsed, live, with no edits, at Silo Sounds on the south side of Denver, on a free day between shows. John and Josh had played Denver the night before, and only had to drive as far as Fort Collins the next. Josh Harty is originally from North Dakota and John Statz is from Wisconsin.]

10:30 – Interview with Christian Hankel, Tommy Donoho, Jamie Searle & Thom Hoskins

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Christian Hankel is a composer, producer, and performer. He’s been active in the Kansas City music and theater communities for over 20 years. He plays bass and sings in the band The Hillary Watts Riot, He is also known for his work in the bands: Alacartoona (2003-12), The Mongol Beach Party (1989-93) and Damawa (1993). He has worked as an actor, writer, producer for stage shows such as The Orphans Feast, The Oil Boiler, and the film, Night Is the Mirror to name a few, he also a force at Money Wolf Music

Tommy Donoho is a Kansas City based singer songwriter musician producer. Tommy performs as a solo artist and with the band Dollar Fox and Hillary Watts Riot. He has recorded and written numerous songs, As co-founder of Money Wolf Music he has recorded and presented many area and national artist in showcases, secret shows, record releases, and limited edition pressings.

Christian Hankel and Tommy Donoho joined us to share as many details as they can about the Money Wolf Secret Show #7, Thursday, July 10, at 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the secret show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins will also join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios and play a song each.

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 due to release a follow up full-length record this year as well as a split E.P. with local songwriter Doby Watson. Currently a student earning credits toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition. Hoskins played at the 2014 Folk Alliance Music Festival on the Money Wolf Music Stage.

Thom Hoskins plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 2, 2014

Thom Hoskins plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley, July 2, 2014

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8. Thom Hoskins – “A Previously Recorded Episode” (Live)
[This new song will be included in Thom's upcoming full length release that is currently in the mixing and mastering phase.]

[Thom Hoskins plays the Money Wolf Secret Show #7, July 10, 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.moneywolfmusic.com

Jamie Searle won critical acclaim as lead vocalist and songwriter for the band It’s Over who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Live Act. He left It’s Over to concentrate on his music education as a student of UMKC’s Conservatory of Music where he has immersed himself in musical theory, composition, harmonic structure, melody. Now out of school, Jamie has spent much of the last year and a half recording a full length release of material he has composed for a large ensemble of musicians. The result is: “Violet Music Vol. 1″ the debut full length release from Jamie’s band, My Brothers & Sisters, a collective of at times up to 18 musicians, including a strings, horns, percussionists, bass, keyboards, vocalists, and back-up vocalists, and Jamie on vocals, guitar and conducting. In the midst of the two year process of recording this record Jamie also got married and became a father.

Jamie Searle plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley. July 2, 2014

Jamie Searle plays LIVE on Wednesday MidDay Medley. July 2, 2014

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9. Jamie Searle – “The Hallow” (Live)

[Jamie Searle plays the Money Wolf Secret Show #7, July 10, 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.moneywolfmusic.com The ustream channel that will be webcasting the show as a pay-per-view: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/money-wolf-music%5D

Money Wolf Music Roster

The Latenight Callers – the band at David Lynch’s pool party, noir a-go-go
The Silver Maggies – dramatic, cinematic, electrifying, gothic-country noir
John Statz – soulful singer/songwriter Americana
The Peculiar Pretzelmen – old-timey, heavy, wild, junkyard voodoo blues
Dollar Fox – heartfelt, harmony-filled, Americana folk rock
The Hillary Watts Riot – freaky-fun, post-punk, disco-noise, dance rock
Dead Ven – hardworking, hook-laden, roots-based, acoustic street punk
Connacht Town – double-fisting, barn-burning, good time, Irish pub rock
Jason Beers – mind-boggling, alternate reality, master of the banjo

Money Wolf Secret Show #7, July 10, 7:00pm, with Josh Harty & John Statz. Special guests for the show, Jamie Searle and Thommy Hoskins. More info at http://www.moneywolfmusic.com The ustream channel that will be webcasting the show as a pay-per-view: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/money-wolf-music

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10. John Statz with Josh Harty – “Record Spins”
from: 12 August / Money Wolf Music / February 18, 2014

11:00 – Station ID

Bobby Womack died on June 27, 2014 at age 70. His passing was announced by a publicist at XL Recordings. Though the cause of his death is currently unknown, he suffered diabetes, prostate cancer, heart diseases, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease. Bobby Wopmack, was a singer songwriter musician who had a musical career that spanned over 50 years, working with Sam Cooke and Mos Def and Gorillaz. Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, long after he’d lost his fortune and his career to addiction.

According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website, Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and sang gospel music at a young age, performing with his brothers in The Womack Brothers. Under the influence of gospel and R&B legend Sam Cooke, who signed the group to his personal label, Womack moved into secular music. In the early 1960s his group recorded “It’s All Over Now,” which was covered and by the Stones and became the band’s first number-one hit.

His songs have been recorded by multiple artists, and he played as a session musician in Memphis in the 1960s.

Musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, frontman of Blur and co-founder, vocalist and principal songwriter of Gorillaz, Damon Albarn and XL Recordings president Richard Russell helped Womack regain his career with 2012 comeback album “The Bravest Man in the Universe.” The album was a departure for Womack, full of electronic music and beats. But it was lauded by critics for a simple reason: That distinctive voice of his still brought chills.

“I don’t think he ever really thought that he would do anything again,” Albarn said of Womack in March. “Watching his rehabilitation and watching his ability to confront new material and new challenges was nothing short of miraculous at the time, and he still today continues to battle his demons and his illness. But he’s a beautiful person and when he opens his mouth and that voice comes out, it is something that is somehow touched by God.”

11. Bobby Womack – “Please Forgive My Heart”
from: The Bravest Man in The Universe / XL Records / June 8, 2012
[First album of new material in over 13 years. Earlier this year, the 68-year-old Bobby Womack was released from the hospital following a successful recovery from pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has also been battling cancer and was scheduled to undergo surgery this year and looks forward to touring in support of his album.]

12. Shy Boys – “Life is Peachy”
from: Single Release / High Dive Records / July 15, 2014
[Stereogum has premiered the band's new song, "Life Is Peachy", the A-side to their new 45 rpm, 7" single coming from High Dive Records. Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of the Kansas City based band, Shy Boys. They joined us live in the KKFI 90.1 FM on Feb. 15.]

11:05 – Underwriting

11:07 – Dawg Daze of Summer Festival

13. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder – “Shady Grove”
from: History of The Future / Skaggs Family Records / July 24, 2007
[Born July 18, 1954, Ricky Skaggs is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo. He is the winner of the Grammy Awards, CMA (Country Music Association) Award, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards, and TNN/Music City News Country Awards. Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father, Hobert. At age 6, he played mandolin and sang on stage with Bill Monroe. At age 7, he appeared on television's Martha White country music variety show, playing with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.]

[Ricky Scaggs plays Sat. at the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. ]

14. Rhonda Vincent – “Only Me (feat. Willie Nelson)”
from: Only Me / Upper Management / January 28, 2014
[Born July 13, 1962, in Kirksville, Missouri. Rhonda Vincent is an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. In 2000, The Wall Street Journal proclaimed Vincent "the new Queen of Bluegrass". Vincent's musical career began when she was a child in her family's band The Sally Mountain Show, and has spanned more than four decades. Vincent first achieved success in the bluegrass genre in the 1970s and '80s, earning the respect of her mostly male peers for her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music. Vincent is an in-demand guest vocalist for other Bluegrass and Country music performers, appearing on recordings by Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Tanya Tucker, Joe Diffie and other notables.]

[Rhonda Vincent plays Thursday Night, at the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com ]

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11:15 – Interview with Andrew Earl and Chanelle Johnson

The 2014 Dawg Daze of Summer Festival at Ol’ MacDonald’s Farm in Savannah, MO on July 10th-12th is a three day event featuring the best in bluegrass music genres. Featuring over 25 musical acts on 2 stages. More info at: http://www.dawgdazeofsummerfestival.com

Andrew Earl and Chanelle Johnson joined us live here in our 90.1 FM Studios to share all the details about this year’s Dawg Daze of Summer Festival

The Festival takes place July 10-12, at Ol. MacDonald’s Farm, in Savannah, Missouri. Can you tell us about the setting? More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com.

Thursday night is Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Friday night is The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Saturday night is Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

also featuring:

The Grascals
Split Lip Rayfield
Head For The Hills
Mountain Sprout
Dirtfoot
The HipNecks
Deadman Flats
The HillBenders
Old Salt Union
Honky Suckle
The Hatrick
Deep Fried Squirrel
Famous Seamus and The Travelbongs (2 sets)
AJ Gaither OMB
Tyler Gregory
My Six Gun Heart
Dr. Cotton
Dirty River Ramblers
Josh Jennings Band
The Faretheewells

11:22 – Ticket Giveaway!

15. The HillBenders – “Another Day, Another Dollar”
from: Down To My Last Dollar / Compass Records / January 29, 2013

[The HillBenders play this year's Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri.]

More information available at: http://www.dawgdazeofsummerfestival.com/

The festival has a hillbilly theme and features a roving hillbilly musical entourage called “The Hillbilly Radio™” which has been combined in the past of The Fall Down Drunks, Tyler Gregory, Ben Hoppes and Famous Seamus and The Travelbongs.

Dawg Daze also hosts food vendors with a focus on “Keeping the Scene Clean” through proper recycling, container reuse and waste reduction.

The new location, Ol’ MacDonald’s Farm, will host a 13,000+sqft arena in which there will be two stages – yes, two stages. One larger stage at the North end and one smaller stage at the South end. The two stages will host hour long sets in a back to back fashion creating a non-stop musical experience without overlapping sets. Festival goers won’t miss a beat having the opportunity will hear every band playing at the festival in it’s entirety.

Ol’ MacDonald’s Farm was acquired by new owners in the fall of 2011 and is in it’s developmental stage as they turn this beautiful farm into a great camping destination and event center. Looking for a festival to grow with them year after year, the owners are excited to host The Dawg Daze of Summer Festival along with other music and camping events as well as corporate events, weddings and rodeos.

This year’s Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com.

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16. Ozark Mountain Daredevils – “Chicken Train”
from: Ozark Mountain Daredevils / A & M Records / December, 1973
[American Southern rock/country rock band formed in 1972 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. They are most widely known for their singles "If You Wanna Get To Heaven" in 1974 and "Jackie Blue" in 1975. The Daredevils are also mentioned in the "Don's Story" chapter of American humorist David Sedaris' book Barrel Fever. Bassist Michael "Supe" Granda has also written a book about the band, It Shined.]

[Ozark Mountain Daredevils play Friday night at the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival, July 10-12, in Savannah, Missouri. More info at: http://www.dawgdazefestival.com ]

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17. Damawa – “Pomona”
from: haj-paj / Damawa / 1993
[Damawa is: Betse Ellis: Violin & Percussion; Hafiza Sue Capehart: Flute & Percussion. Jim Skeel: Melodica & Percussion; and Christian Hankel: Percussion, Percussion, Percussion & Bike Horn. Produced and Mixed by Damawa. Recording & engineering by Jim Skeel except for live recordings and engineering by Christian Hankel. Damawa (dah mah wah): The Nigerian verb "to mix". This is what we do...with our ideas, sounds and inspirations. The result is your multicultural experience of the Damawa Effect. haj-paj (hahdj pahdj): The aural connotation is obvious. Also of significance, haj (or hajj) is the annual religious journey to Mecca.]

11:42

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

[La Guerre played Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thurs, June 26, 8:00 pm, at Wonder Fair, 803 Mass St.]

19. Lykke Li – “No Rest For the Wicked (Klangkarussel Remix) [feat. Klangkarussell]”
from: No Rest For the Wicked (Remixes) – EP/ LL Recordings and Atlantic Records. / May 30, 2014
[Remix of the lead single from I Never Learn, the third studio album by Swedish recording artist Lykke Li.]
[According to Li, the album is the final installment in a trilogy chronicling "a woman in her twenties and her search for love and herself", which began with her first two albums, Youth Novels (2008) and Wounded Rhymes (2011). After experiencing "the biggest breakup of her life", Li moved from Sweden to Los Angeles, where she spent two-and-a-half years in writing I Never Learn. "I made no such plans to make an album. My first instinct was just to try to heal myself and to come back to some sort of life. And then I was so emotionally broken that I just started to write... I love writing, and it was so amazing to get lost in the process. I didn't think that someone would ever hear it", she told Billboard. During much of her time in California, Li listened to Van Morrison's 1968 album Astral Weeks, Harry Nilsson demos, The Band and Dennis Wilson. She described I Never Learn as a collection of "power ballads for the broken", adding that the album is "about me and the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion of being a woman.]

[Lykke Li plays Kansas City at the Uptown Theare, Saturday, September 27.]

20. Metatone – “Happy Rebirthday!”
from: Crossroads Summer Block Party 2014 Artist Compilation / Golden Sound Records / June 2014
ALSO from: Metatone / Independent / May 14, 2013
[Recorded & mixed by Metatone 2012-2013. Written by J. Ashley Miller & Metatone. J. Ashley Miller: Vocals, Guitar; Gary Miller: Percussion, Harmonica, Vocals; Jon Kraft: Drums; Rabbit Killer: Mr. Squeaky; Abbi Miler: Vocals; Hank Eddins: Bass; Rhys Ziemba: Guitar; Iko: Vocals, Hype. More info at metatone.bandcamp.com]

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

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