WMM Playlist from August 20, 2014

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guest DJ – Daisy Buckët aka Spencer Brown
+ Dustin Rapier + Spinning Tree Theatre

1. Sleepy Kitty – “What Are You Gonna Do When You Find Bigfoot?
from: Projection Room / Euclid Records / January 14, 2014
[From Chicago and St. Louis. Paige Brubeck on vocals/guitar/keys, and Evan Sult on drums/vocals/tapes. More info at: sleepykittymusic.com]

[Sleepy Kitty play Lawrence on Saturday, August 23, at Replay Lounge for the Shy Boys 7" release party with Rev Gusto; and Sunday, August 24, they're back at The Riot Room for the first time since Middle of the Map Fest, with Abandon Kansas, Scientist, and Bears and Company.]

2. Josh Berwanger – “Time Traveler”
from: Strange Stains / Good Land Records / October 1, 2013
[From Berwangermusic.com: "Josh Berwanger could easily be considered a veteran of the rock and roll wars. He first made a name for himself as a member of The Anniversary, a seminal Kansas band that released two glorious albums (2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown and 2002’s Your Majesty) and selling over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a new band—a country-rock outfit called The Only Children–and would go on to release two criminally underrated records (2004’s Change of Living and 2007’s Keeper of Youth) before pulling the plug on that project and taking a job doing the next most logical thing possible– coaching high school basketball in Lawrence, Kansas. For the recording of Strange Stains, Berwanger joined forces with old pal (and original drummer for The Anniversary) Michael Hutcherson, who brought not only brought the rhythm to the record, but a wonderful familiarity as well. “Josh and I met in 1996 while playing in local Kansas City pop punk bands,” recalls Hutcherson, “I am honored to be making music with Josh again. For all that’s changed in our lives over the years, we’ve still got a symbiotic musical relationship. No questions, no egos, just rock and roll. The new also features additional playing from The Breeders’ Jim Macpherson."]

[The Josh Berwanger Band play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, this Saturday, August 23, with Major Games, and Honey Bears.]

3. Phil Neal & The Wornalls – “Out Of Touch”
from: Lifeline / Delaware Street Records / May 24, 2014
[Veteran singer songwriter, and rock and roller, Phil Neal's early eighties band, The Artists, had a video in rotation on MTV, critical acclaim, and national management. When the band fell apart, Phil continued on, writing songs, and playing for over three decades, with several different bands, all while raising a family, and making a home, here in Kansas City. The songwriter has written dozens, of what he calls "Midwestern Rock" numbers. The Wornalls are the band Phil wanted, to bring his songs to life. Doug Gunn on drums, Danko Loftus on bass, Gary Paredes on guitar, Ben Eisiminger on keyboard, and Bruce Sidener on guitar, they are more than a band to Phil, they're old friends.]

[Phil Neal & The Wornalls play Crossroads KC behind Grinders, this Saturday, August 23, with The Rainmakers]

4. Jon Dee Graham – “Just Like That”
from: Garage Sale! / Freedom Records / June 26, 2012
[Jon Dee Graham is a musician, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. He was born February 28, 1959. Graham was named the Austin Musician of the Year during the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in 2006. He was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times: as a solo artist in 2000, again in 2008 as a member of The Skunks, and again in 2009 as a member of the True Believers.] [Jon Dee Graham played the Folk Alliance International with a special set with his 13 year old son William.]

[Jon Dee Graham & Band with special guest Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds play the Living Room at Knuckleheads, this Friday, August 22.]

10:15 – Interview with Robert Gibby Brand

Kansas City based, professional actor, Robert Gibby Brand, has a long and distinguished resume. He has performed with the Kansas City Lyric Opera, Quality Hill Playhouse, Actors’ Theatre of Kansas City, the New Theatre, the Unicorn Theater, Bach Aria Soloists, The Kansas City Public Library, The Kansas City Rep, and he has been a frequent actor with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. He joins us today to talk about Spinning Tree Theatre’s KC Premiere of “Ghost-Writer,” playing August 22 through September 7, at Quality Hill Playhouse, starring Robert Gibby Brand, Katie Kalahurka, and Jeannie Blau, directed by Michael Grayman.

Robert Gibby Brand has worked on stage at Quality Hill Playhouse, but this is his first show with Spinning Tree Theatre, and this is Spinning Tree Theatre’s first show at Quality Hill Playhouse, which seems like a good fit for this show.

Ghost-Writer is a new play written by Michael Hollinger that takes place in 1919

Robert Gibby Brand plays the novelist Franklin Woolsey who dies mid-sentence.

Katie Kalahurka plays Myra Babbage, devoted typist of two decades to the novelist who sits at her typewriter taking dictation from beyond. Woolsey is still with her.

and Jeannie Blau, plays Vivian Woolsey, widow of Franklin, not very pleased about Myra’s claiming to still hear Franklin Woolsey’s voice. She worries this woman may exploit her dead husband’s name or damage his literary standing with whatever she completes.

Ghost-Writer is loosely based on Theodora Bosanquet, who was secretary to Henry James from 1907 until his death in 1916. She went on to write her own literary histories after that, but certainly not in the voice of her former employer.

Directed by Michael Grayman.
Set Design by Laura Burkhart

Running time: 85 minutes, no intermission.

Brand resides in KC with his wife, director, Linda Ade Brand, and daughter, Julia.

Spinning Tree Theatre’s KC Premiere of “Ghost-Writer,” plays August 22 – September 7, at Quality Hill Playhouse, starring Robert Gibby Brand, Katie Kalahurka, and Jeannie Blau, directed by Michael Grayman.

More info at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30

5. Dustin Rapier – “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”
from: Spectrum / Fly Penguin Records / June 22, 2014

10:34 – Interview with Dustin Rapier

Dustin Rapier was born into a musical family in Northwest Arkansas. His debut album “Songs About No One” was released July 23, 2012. The album began in a college dorm room at a small private college. After trying a few things using school recording equipment, Dustin fell in love with the recording process. He eventually created Fly Penguin Records. Now in Kansas City, Dustin played a midwest album release tour for his latest release, as well as steady gigs at Californos, The Point, Kill Devil Club, restaurants, piano lounges, and bars all over the Midwest, where Dustin on piano plays everyone from Earth Wind & Fire, to Lana Del Rey, and the Jackson 5. Dustin’s latest shows feature live looping and sampling to craft a mesmerizing, “something from nothing” performance. Dustin released his second full-length album, “Spectrum” in June.

“Spectrum” is the true story of Dustin’s journey from a place of loneliness, self-doubt and despair in an unfamiliar city to a place of happiness, self-affirmation and fulfillment. The first single released from the album, “One More Chance” offers a snapshot of this journey, chronicling Dustin’s victory over a near suicide attempt in fall of 2013. “Spectrum” is a message of hope; that for every stormy season, there is light on the other side. That each of us has a purpose, even though it may not always be clear; that you matter simply because you exist.

10:38

6. Dustin Rapier – “Stay” (LIVE)
also available on: Spectrum / Fly Penguin Records / June 22, 2014

From wikipedia: A spectrum (plural spectra or spectrums) is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum. The word was first used scientifically within the field of optics to describe the rainbow of colors in visible light when separated using a prism. As scientific understanding of light advanced, it came to apply to the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

10:49

7. Dustin Rapier – “Brand New” (LIVE)
also available on:Spectrum / Fly Penguin Records / June 22, 2014

Dustin’s sound is soulful piano ballads, upbeat a cappella songs, raw, singer-songwriter acoustic guitar tunes, and catchy electronic dance tracks, all produced in-house by Dustin Rapier himself.

Dustin is featured in The Vital Voice Magazine’s 2014 entertainment issue.

Dustin Rapier’s new release, Spectrum and his first album Songs About No One are available at iTunes. More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com

10:55 – Interview with Marion Merritt

Money Wolf Music & Records with Merritt present:
Recording a Record in a Record Store
Saturday, August 23, at 5:30pm

Records with Merritt 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO

Records with Merritt is celebrating the end of their first summer in business and asked Money Wolf Music to lend a hand. Seven KC songwriters will make an appearance. The entire thing will be recorded and released on a super limited edition record – available only at the show, and with a few left over to purchase in their shop. It’s the only place to get it. So don’t miss out.

The Performers:

Nathan Corsi of Not A Planet
Cameron Joel Hawk of The Dead Girls
Tommy Donoho
Folkicide Mercury
Dead Ven
Justin Penney

More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Guest DJ – Daisy Buckët aka Spencer Brown

8. Erma Franklin – “Piece of My Heart”
from: Piece of Her Heart The Epic and Shout Years / Sony / February 18, 2011
[Erma Vernice Franklin (March 13, 1938 – September 7, 2002) was the elder sister of Aretha Franklin. Known for recording the original version of "Piece of My Heart", written & produced by Bert Berns, and recorded in 1967, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award. The better-known cover version was recorded the following year by Big Brother and the Holding Company, with the lead vocal by Janis Joplin.]

11:03

After graduating from Shawnee Mission North, Spencer Brown, moved to New York City where he studied Musical Theatre, Voice, Dance, and Acting at American Musical & Dramatic Academy. A professional actor, singer, spokesmodel, super hero, Spencer has appeared on stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The KC Fringe, Union Station, The Folly Theatre, Off Center Theatre, Broadway Jazz Club, and for the past six years Spencer has toured nationally and internationally and recorded several albums and single recordings as a member of The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet where Spencer plays Trampolina. The Kinsey Sicks will be making their much anticipated return to the Folly Theater on Sunday, December 20, with their hilarious show “Oy Vey in a Manger.” More info at http://www.follytheatre.org

This month celebrates eight years since Spencer Brown first premiered his alter ego Daisy Buckët at Bar Natasha. Since then Daisy Buckët has help usher in a new generation of drag in Kansas City. Last year Daisy Buckët was voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer of 2013 by the Pitch. You can see Daisy each week at Hamburger Mary’s hosting brunch on Sundays, charity bingo on Wednesdays, and evening shows on Saturdays. On Fridays Daisy co-hosts shows at Missie B’s with Anna Full-Access played by Ron Megee.

Daisy Buckët will be returning to the Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, Thursday, August 21, 6 to 10:00 pm, backed by the Michael Pagán Trio – Michael Pagan (puh-gone) on piano, Steve Rigazzi (rih-got-sea) on bass, & Keith Mallory on drums, singing jazz & standards from the Great American Songbook. More info at http://www.broadwayjazzclub.com

11:06

8. Caro Emerald – “Dr. Wanna Do”
from: Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor / Grandmono / January 29, 2010
[Born 26 April 1981, Caro Emerald, is a Dutch pop and jazz singer. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor set a new all-time Dutch chart record on August 20, 2010, spending its 30th week at #1 on the country's albums chart, beating the previous record set by Michael Jackson's Thriller by one week. The album became the biggest selling album of 2010 in the Netherlands and has sold over 300,000 copies so far. In total more than a million copies have been sold. On 3 October 2010, Van der Leeuw was awarded the Dutch music prize "Edison Award" for Best Female Artis]

11:14

9. Liza Minelli – “Come Rain of Come Shine”
from: 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Liza Minnelli / Interscope – Geffen / April 3, 2001
[Born March 12, 1946 she is the daughter of singer & actress Judy Garland & film director Vincente Minnelli. Liza Minnelli has won a total of 4 Tony Awards, including a Special Tony Award. She has also won an Oscar, an Emmy Award, 2 Golden Globes & a Grammy Legend Award for her contributions & influence in the recording field, along with many other honors & awards. She is among the few who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, & Tony Award. In 2000, Minnelli was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.]

11:17

10. Dusty Springfield – “I’ll Try Anything (Single)”
from: The Look of Love / Phillips Records / December 1967
[Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien born April 16, 1939 , she died March 2, 1999. Known professionally as Dusty Springfield, she was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. With her distinctive sensual sound, she was an important blue-eyed soul singer and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. International polls have named Springfield among the best female rock artists of all time. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde bouffant hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties]

11:23

11. Carol Burnett – “Nobody”
from: Let Me Entertain You – Carol Burnett Sings / Universal Classics / August 29, 2000
[Fresh off her 1959 Broadway hit Once upon a Mattress, Carol Burnett recorded two solo albums, in 1960 and 1963, paired on this 64-minute CD. Carol Burnett Remembers How They Stopped the Show collects such standards as "Johnny One Note" and "The Trolley Song," while Let Me Entertain You features 12 songs by Jule Styne, ranging from the obvious "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Just in Time" to less familiar fare from 1953's Hazel Flagg. Also included is "All I Need Is the Boy" with gender-switched wording by original lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Burnett sounds great accompanied by full orchestras under the direction of Irwin Kostal and Harry Zimmerman, showing off the charm and big voice that helped her become a leading television personality in the late 1960s and 1970s. She returned to Broadway in the '90s with Moon Over Broadway and Sondheim's Putting It Together. --David Horiuchi]

11:29 – Underwriting

11:31

12. Bette Midler – “Heaven Can Wait (Demo)”
from: Early 1970s Demo – Not released
[Produced by Mike Camen, written by Jim Steinman. Early 1970's music demos of song selections from the musical The Dream Engine; considered by the New York Shakespeare Festival but not produced. Unearthed by Bellminer from the New York Public Library in 2011.]

11:34

13. Wanda Jackson – “Dust On The Bible”
from: The Party Ain’t Over Yet / Third Man Records / Jan. 21, 2011
[Wanda Lavonne Jackson was born October 20, 1937. She is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 60s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. She is known to many as the First Lady of Rockabilly. She has been releasing albums since 1958. This year at age 74, she released her 33rd album, produced by Jack White.]

[Wanda Jackson, Loretta Lynn, and Nikki Lane will come to Kansas City to doa show at the Uptown Theatre, November 22, at 6:30 pm. Tickets will be available starting Friday, August 22, at 10:00 am.]

11:37

14. Emily Skinner – “The Alto’s Lament”
from: Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley – Unsuspecting Hearts / Varese Sarabande / Oct. 26, 1999
[Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley follow up their successful 1998 collaboration Duets with Unsuspecting Hearts. As in the previous album, the talented duo sings female duets from Broadway shows old and new, familiar and unfamiliar. In addition, each singer gets three solos, most notably Skinner's amusing take on the woes of singing middle parts in Heisler and Goldrich's "The Alto's Lament"; Ripley's "Losing Track of Time," from a musical based on Summer of '42; and Ripley's "She's Gone," a number cut from Side Show, the 1997 production in which these two first made their name together by playing Siamese twins. Also adding some variety are a couple of duets originally written for men, Sweeney Todd's "Pretty Women" and Martin Guerre's "Live with Somebody You Love." The title track is a previously unrecorded song from Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford's 1988 show Carrie. Those who enjoy Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley should also try the cabaret collaboration of real-life sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, Sibling Revelry. --David Horiuchi]

11:43

15. Big Brother & The Holding Company & Janis Joplin – “Call On Me (Alternate Take)”
from: Big Brother & The Holding Company (feat. Janis Joplin) / Independent / July 8, 2014
[The debut album from Big Brother and the Holding Company and the studio debut of Janis Joplin. It was originally released in the summer of 1967, following the band’s major success at the Monterey Pop Festival. The album was a minor success, peaking at #60[1] and almost producing a top forty hit with the song “Down on Me”. A year after its initial release, Big Brother would release their second album Cheap Thrills which went on to become a massive hit. “The Last Time” and “Coo Coo” do not appear on the original Mainstream release, only available on a 45 rpm single; they were added when Columbia Records reissued the album]

11:46

16. Lea Delaria – “I Can Cook Too”
from: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies / Sh-K-Boom / June 15, 2005
[Born May 23, 1958. Comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The "famously controversial" DeLaria was "the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier" with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show.Currently starring the Netflix original Orange Is The New Black. A live concert at Carnegie Hall filmed in September 1998, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies gathers a glittering lineup of Broadway's best, past and present. Some marquee names such as Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, and Betty Buckley are conspicuously missing, and Julie Andrews hosts but does not sing, but it still has Liza and stars aplenty from the '90s (Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince) as well as the '70s and '80s (Elaine Stritch, Jennifer Holliday, Nell Carter). The older stars sing songs from landmark original roles, while the '90s stars tend to sing either songs they've performed in revivals or songs from older shows--curiously, modern headliners such as Audra McDonald and Linda Eder sing older material rather than the contemporary shows (Ragtime, Jekyll & Hyde, respectively, among others) with which they are strongly associated.]

11:52

17. The Kinsey Sicks – “Surprise Yourself”
from: Surprise Yourself – Single / The Kinsey Sicks / April 9, 2014
[The Kinsey Sicks were formed in 1993, by original members: Ben Schatz ("Rachel") is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues, who created the first national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton's HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign, and Irwin Keller ("Winnie") is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist and former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area, who authored Chicago's gay rights ordinance, passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat, who is responsible for Trixie's inordinate glamour and soaring counter-tenor, as well as the entire group's hot couture. Beginning in October of 2008, the Kinsey Sicks are joined by the hilarious and talented Spencer Brown ("Trampolina"), a Kansas City-based actor and singer, already known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced, of course, "bouquet").]

[The Kinsey Sicks will be making their much anticipated return to the Folly Theater on Sunday, December 20, with their hilarious show “Oy Vey in a Manger." More info at http://www.follytheatre.org

11:55

18. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox – “Call Me Maybe”
from: Twist is the New Twerk / Imudhut digital / January 31, 2014
[The Postmodern Jukebox is a project of Scott Bradlee pianist, composer, writer. Scott began to work more seriously on forming Postmodern Jukebox in 2013, with a rotating group of musicians producing covers of pop songs in the styles of jazz, ragtime, and swing. The group broke out onto the public radar with their doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop". Several artists have publicly noted their appreciation for the group's work. As the viral surge grew, Bradlee was interviewed by news outlets such as NPR and also performed live on Good Morning America and Fuse. The group capped off their meteoric year with a visit to Cosmopolitan Magazine's New York office for a year end review of their work and popular songs.]

Daisy Buckët will be returning to the Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, Thursday, August 21, 6 to 10:00 pm, backed by the Michael Pagán Trio – Michael Pagan (puh-gone) on piano, Steve Rigazzi (rih-got-sea) on bass, & Keith Mallory on drums, singing jazz & standards from the Great American Songbook. More info at http://www.broadwayjazzclub.com

11:59:30

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

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

Next week on Wednesday, August 27 Bill Sundahl and Nathan Reusch join us to feature music from the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest.

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Show #539

Wednesday MidDay Medley Spins Records with Daisy Buckët

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guest DJ – Daisy Buckët aka Spencer Brown
+ Dustin Rapier + Spinning Tree Theatre

Mark plays more MidCoastal Releases from: Josh Berwanger, Sleepy Kitty, Phil Neal & The Wornalls, Dustin Rapier, Jon Dee Graham, and more.

At 10:15 we’ll talk with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre‘s opening production of their 4th season, the KC Premiere of “Ghost-Writer,” August 22 – September 7, at Quality Hill Playhouse, starring Robert Gibby Brand, Katie Kalahurka, and Jeannie Blau, directed by Michael Grayman. More info at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

At 10:30, Dustin Rapier returns to show. Born into a musical family in Northwest Arkansas, his debut album “Songs About No One” began in a college dorm room. Now in Kansas City, Dustin performs regularly at The Point, Californos, and in touring shows. Dustin’s second full-length album, “Spectrum” was released June 2014. More info at: http://www.dustinrapier.com

Photo by JMBarbe Photography

Photo by JMBarbe Photography

At 11:00, we welcome Guest DJ – Spencer Brown a multi talented Kansas City – based actor and singer, known for his drag character Daisy Buckët (pronounced “bouquet”). Since 2008 Spencer Brown has also toured the world and recorded albums with The Kinsey Sicks, “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet.” Daisy Buckët was voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer of 2013 by the Pitch. Daisy Buckët will be returning to the Broadway Jazz Club, 3601 Broadway, Thursday, August 21, 6:00 to 10:00 pm, for a night of jazz, blues, and show tunes, backed by the Michael Pagán Trio. More info at http://www.broadwayjazzclub.com

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Show #539

WMM Playlist from August 13, 2014

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MidCoastal Releases
+ Andrew Hunt of Johnny Appleseed
+ Britt Adair, Michelle Wyssmann & Vandals Summer Kamp Fest

1. Air Station – “I Love My Friends”
from: DIX / UNiPEGaDONG Records / August 4, 2014
[AIR STATION are Brodie Rush and Kliph Scurlock. Recorded at the Gold Room, Kansas City, Missouri by Air Station. Mixed and mastered by Kliph at Skekshun's Hit Factory in Lawrence, Kansas. First recording date: August 22, 2012, final mastering date: February 5, 2013. Cover art, layout and design by Brodie (at UNiPEGaDONG) ...Notes from Kliph: Brodie Ayala and I made this record between August of 2012 and February of 2013. We sent it out to a few labels and received responses along the lines of, "this is completely unmarketable" and, "I just don't think I can do the packaging you guys want." Then I got busy with Lips stuff and Brodie was busy with Be/Non and his lovely wife and kids and we just sort of left it. We've been talking about recording some new stuff, which reminded us that we had this just sitting around. Even though there are some songs I think I could mix better now and some other things that we would do differently were we to record it today, we decided to just let it stand as the thing we did then and have put it up on Bandcamp for your "enjoyment". I'm honestly really proud of it and had a blast making it. We had no agenda when we started recording other than, "dammit, we've been talking about recording forever, so let's just fucking do it" and it just became what it became. But I'm glad it's now available for people to love, like, hate or not particularly care about and I'm looking forward to our next batch of recordings. Special thanks to Doug McKinney, Kelli Mayo, Peyton Bighorse and Nanci Lee Ayala Rush for playing on it as well. And extra special thanks to Deerhoof for allowing us to sample them on "Bustle In My Hedgerow". -Kliph Scurlock August 2014]

2. Air Station – “Street Level”
from: DIX / UNiPEGaDONG Records / August 4, 2014

3. Air Station – “Chapi-Chapo”
from: DIX / UNiPEGaDONG Records / August 4, 2014

10:12

4. Various Blonde – “Savage Children”
from: Summer High / Independent / July 29, 2014
[Produced By: Isaiah " Ikey" Owens. Joshua Allen- Guitar/Vocals, Evanjohn Mcintosh- Bass, Mark Lomas- Drums/Percussioon, Eddie Moore- Keyboards/Rhodes. Conceived in 2008 by mutual friends and now the brainchild of Kansas City native Joshua Allen. The band presents a bombastic, dark alternative progressive style. Joshua Allen draws from a wide array of influences such as, Radiohead, Blonde Redhead, Mike Patton, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Yes, King Crimson, Can, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Mars Volta Miles Davis, Mogwai, and Jimi Hendrix. Since 2009 Various Blonde hasopened for national acts, Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Jucifer,The Memorials, Thursday, Matt Pryor, Murder by Death, Fang Island, Bang Camaro, Electric Sixx. They have been described in words such as "sonic devastation" and deliver a show all their own.]

[Various Blonde plays the recordBar, September 11, with Broncho, Low Litas, and Sneaky Creeps.]

5. Sneaky Creeps – “Hypnotist Convention”
from: Negative Space / Big Urges / March 12, 2014
[Recorded, mixed, and Mastered by Joel Nanos of Element Recording, KC, MO. Isaac Ahloe-Bass, Max Crutcher-Drums and yell/talk, Andy Erdrich-Guitar, loops/noises, and yell/talk.]

Sneaky Creeps Shows:
Aug 13 @ Harling’s, KCMO, w/ Brat Curse, Wick & The Tricks
Aug 14 @ The Replay Lounge, LFK, w/ Brat Curse, CS Luxem
Aug 18 @ The Union, KCMO, w/ SUR, Drugs and Attics
Aug 23 @ The Brick, KCMO, w/ The Ray-Tones, Teach Me Equals
Sep 3 @ FOKL, KCK, w/ Naomi Punk
Sep 11 @ recordBar, KCMO, w/ Broncho]

6. The Black Angels – “Sunday Evening”
from: Clear Lake Forest / Blue Horizons Venture / July 22, 2014
[The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 2004. Along with this new 7-song EP, they have released four studio albums and one compilation album. Their name is derived from the Velvet Underground song "The Black Angel's Death Song".]

10:24 – Underwriting

10:26

7. Johnny Appleseed – “Double Barrel Boogie”
from: Johnny Appleseed EP / Andrew Hunt / January 28, 2014
[Casey Driscoll on the fiddle, Jon Estes on the bass, Andrew Hunt on vocals and guitars, Brett Resnick on the pedal steel, Mark Sloan on guitars and vocals, Andrew Squire on the drums. All songs written by Andrew Hunt. All songs arranged and recorded by Johnny Appleseed at Swamp Studios in Nashville, TN Engineered, mixed, and produced by Ryan McFadden. Mastered by Brad Sarno at Blue Jade Mastering in St. Louis, MO]

10:30 – Interview with Andrew Hunt

Andrew Hunt has been living in Nashville for the past three years playing various roles in different bands and traveling the country spreading the good word of traditional country music. His own Nashville based, 6-piece country western band Johnny Appleseed comes to Kansas this week to play Topeka at the American Legion Hall post 400, Friday, August 15, 8:00pm, with The Top City Ramblers and Luke Bell. Johnny Appleseed released their debut EP earlier this year.

Johnny Appleseed was founded in 2012 by a group of young musicians in Nashville, Tennessee with:

Casey Driscoll on fiddle
Jon Estes on bass
Andrew Hunt on vocals and guitars
Brett Resnick on pedal steel
Mark Sloan on guitars / vocals
Andrew Squire on drums.

Johnny Appleseed draws their influence from classic sounds of Bob Willsʼ western swing, Ray Priceʼs country shuffles, Elvisʼ early hard hitting rockabilly, and Count Basieʼs big band swing eras. The Band aims to capture the sounds and styles, mix it all up.

Johnny Applesee’s first EP features three original songs recorded to vintage 1-inch tape at Americana music luminary Tony Joe Whiteʼs private studio.

All songs written by Andrew Hunt. All songs arranged and recorded by Johnny Appleseed at Swamp Studios in Nashville, TN Engineered, mixed, and produced by Ryan McFadden. Mastered by Brad Sarno at Blue Jade Mastering in St. Louis, MO

Andrew Huntʼs crooning vocals hearken back to country stars of eras past, with lyrics and song craft that cut with the edge of modernity. Guitarist Mark Sloan, fiddle player Casey Driscoll and Brett Resnick on the pedal steel each represent the best of their respective instrument the burgeoning young Nashville music scene has to offer. Put them all on one stage, ripping solos and fantastic arrangements abound with this “hillbilly orchestra.”

Johnny Appleseed plays the American Legion Hall post 400, in Topeka, KS. Fri, Aug. 15, 8pm, w/ The Top City Ramblers, Luke Bell. More info at: johnnyappleseedtheband.com

10:39

8. Johnny Appleseed – “Tonganoxie Song”
from: Johnny Appleseed EP / Andrew Hunt / January 28, 2014
[Casey Driscoll on the fiddle, Jon Estes on the bass, Andrew Hunt on vocals and guitars, Brett Resnick on the pedal steel, Mark Sloan on guitars and vocals, Andrew Squire on the drums. All songs written by Andrew Hunt. All songs arranged and recorded by Johnny Appleseed at Swamp Studios in Nashville, TN Engineered, mixed, and produced by Ryan McFadden. Mastered by Brad Sarno at Blue Jade Mastering in St. Louis, MO]

9. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – “It’s a Cold, Cold World”
from: Cold World / Daptone Records / July 29, 2014
[Brooklyn based gospel soul. Members include: NAOMI SHELTON (Lead Vocal) CLIFF DRIVER (Pianist and Musical Director) EDNA JOHNSON (Backing Vocal) CYNTHIA LANGSTON (Backing Vocal) BOBBIE JEAN GANT (Backing Vocal) FRED THOMAS (Bass) MICHAEL POST (Drums) GABRIEL CAPLAN (Guitar). Naomi Shelton grew up singing in church in Alabama she has also spent much of her life in the soul clubs around New York, and her 45s, “41st St. Breakdown” and “Wind Your Clock” b/w “Talking ‘Bout a Good Thing,” have long been revered and prized by funk DJs around the globe.]

10:45

10. Sarah Jaffe – “Leaving The Planet”
from: Don’t Disconnect / Kirtland Records / Expected August 19, 2014
[Sarah Jaffe was born January 29, 1986, and she is a singer-songwriter from Denton, Texas. Jaffe self-released her first EP titled Even Born Again, which was recognized by Rolling Stone and the Dallas Observer.(She gave us a vinyl copy). In late 2009, she was signed to Kirtland Records and released her first full-length album, Suburban Nature, in May 2010. She has previously toured with Lou Barlow, (we saw her with Lou at the recordBar!!!!) Norah Jones, Blitzen Trapper and Chelsea Wolfe, as well as fellow bands Midlake, Old 97's and Centro-matic. In 2011, she released The Way Sound Leaves a Room, which was touted as an EP that included a DVD of her performance at Wyly Theatre in Dallas that February. This release included a cover of a Drake song: "Shut it Down.".It was with this release that she started moving away from an acoustic folk sound to a more orchestral indie rock sound, but it was only a hint at what was to come. In 2012, she opened on the New Multitudes Tour where she introduced fans to songs from her upcoming album. On April 21, she dropped her latest LP: The Body Wins, produced by John Congleton. On December 11, 2012, she performed "Talk", a single from that album, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In 2013, she featured uncredited vocals on Eminem's song "Bad Guy" off his album The Marshall Mathers LP 2.]

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

[Pujol plays St. Louis September 12, and Omaha, at the Slowdown, on September 14.]

12. Spoon – “Do You”
from: They Want My Soul / Loma Vista Recordings / August 5, 2014
[8th studio album from indie rock band Spoon, formed in Austin, Texas in 1993, by lead singer and guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, after the two met as members of The Alien Beats. The name Spoon was chosen to honor the 1970s German avant-garde band Can, whose hit song "Spoon" was the theme song to the 1985 movie Das Messer aka Jagged Edge in the United States. The new record is the band's first album to feature new member Alex Fischel, who plays keyboards and guitar.]

13. Eels – “Where I’m From”
from: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver / E Works – Vagrant / April 22, 2014
[11th studio album from indie band Eels. The album was produced by band leader Mark Oliver Everett. Eels were formed in California in1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, better known as "E" (son of famous physicist Hugh Everett III). Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for the most of the band's work. Often filled with themes about family, death and lost love, Eels' music straddles a wide range of genres, which is evidenced by the distinct musical style of every album.]

11:00 – Station ID

14. The Hearts of Darkness – “Chippin’ Away”
from: Shelf Life / Shipshape Records / August 25, 2012
[Featuring: Shawn Hansen - Alto Saxophone. Composed & arranged by Alex Smith. Lyrics by Les Izmore. The 15 piece ensemble welcomed 6 additional musicians to record "Shelf Life," their 2nd full-length release, 2 years in the making. Recorded live at the Cooler Studio in KCK, with Chad Meise, and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room in Chicago, using both vintage analog and modern digital technologies. The album was released on CD and as a limited edition collectible vinyl LP at local music stores, and also available on iTunes. Contributing musicians to "Shelf Life" include: Bob Asher - Trumpet, Sean Branagan - drums and percussion, Rachel Christia - Vocals , Andrew Ford - Trombone, Brandy Gordon - Vocals, Richard Gumbel - Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Sam Hughes - Baritone Saxophone, Les Izmore - Vocals, Pete Leibert - Bass Guitar, Jolan Smith - Tenor Saxophone and Vocals, Miko Spears - Congas, Erica Townsend - Vocals, Ken Walker - Valve Trombone, Brad Williams - drums and percussion, Hermon Mehari - Trumpet, Shawn Hansen - Alto Saxophon, Phil Keegan - Bass Guita, Chris Meck - Rhythm Guita, Josh Mobley - Keyboards, Guitar, Alex Smith - Tenor Saxophone, Mark Vick - Rhythm Guitar. Winner of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Hardest Working Band.]

[Hearts of Darkness play Kauffman Stadium TONIGHT, Aug. 13, at 6:00 pm before The Royals game]

15. The Baseball Project – “They Played Baseball”
from: 3rd / Yep Roc Records / March 25, 2014
[A supergroup composed of Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn & Linda Pitmon formed in 2007. They came together from discussions between McCaughey & Wynn at R.E.M.'s March 21, 2007 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC. They invited Buck to play bass & Pitmon on drums & recorded their first album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes & Dying Quails later that year. Buck & McCaughey have previously played together in Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3, The Minus 5, R.E.M., & Tuatara. Wynn is the former leader of the The Dream Syndicate as well as Gutterball and currently plays w/ Pitmon in Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3.]

[The Baseball Project play the RecordBar, TONIGHT, August 13, with The Pedaljets.]

11:12 – Underwriting

11:14

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

11:16 – Interview with Britt Adair and Michelle Wyssman

Britt Adair plays lead guitar for the band The Bad Idea’s. She organizes bands and shows at Vandals at Black and Gold Tavern, She works at Mills Record Company, she is an artist and film maker and huge nuturer of Kansa City Punk Music Scene.

Joining Britt is Michelle Wyssman who works at Black and Gold Tavern which is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 am Monday through Saturdays, and on Sunday serving lunch and dinner, and serving live music. Michelle convinced the owners of Black and Gold to create the performance venue Vandals, located at the back of Black & Gold Tavern as a home for Rock, Punk, and Metal shows and she brought Britt on to help.

Britt and Michelle join us today to talk about Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17th, at Vandals, 3740 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, featuring 31 BANDS – 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK / HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK. Bands include: Molotov Latte, Nature Boys, Strangefellas, Black on Black, Smash the State, The Rackatees, Red Kate, The Bad Ideas, Idiot Box, Wick & The Tricks, Stiff Middle Fingers, Bottle Breakers, Faultfinder, Dish Pit and more.

Vandals is at 3740 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 17
31 BANDS. 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK/ HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK.

Bands from Springfield, Lawrence, Pittsburg, PA, Minneapolis, Nashville, Joplin, Carbondale, Murray Kentucky, Norwalk California

11:23

17. Wick & The Tricks – “Brooklyn Queens”
from: Tricky [EP] / Independent / July 22,, 2014
[Wick Trick - Vocals , Brit Wild - Guitar , Meri Contrary - Guitar , Smooth Stef - Drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures http://www.wmsoundlab.com

[Wick & the Tricks Play Harlings Upstairs, TONIGHT, Aug 13 wih Brat Curse, and Sneaky Creeps]

18. Thelma and The Sleaze – “SUMMER FUN”
from: The Palmela Handerson EP / Dryerbaby Records / November 14, 2013
[Written and produced by thelma and the sleaze a Nashville based 3\three-piece consisting of LG: Vox/ Guitar, Chase: Drums, Baby Angel: Boom Stick. Released late last year along with their other 5-song EP These Boots Wont Lick Themselves.]

11:28

Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival
Schedule subject to change.

Check for updated schedule at

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vandals/426006274200049

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

5:30PM – Molotov Latte (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/molotovlatte

6:15PM – Nature Boys (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nature-Boys/210727655608011

7:00PM – Strangefellas (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strangefellas/236260483093890?ref=br_tf

7:45PM – All Blood (KCMO)

http://allblood.bandcamp.com/

8:30PM – Joey Molinaro (PITTSBURGH, PA)

http://joeymolinaro.com/

9:15PM – Black on Black (LAWRENCE, KS)

https://www.facebook.com/weareblackonblack

10:00PM – TBA
10:45PM – Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

https://www.facebook.com/natocolesmusic/photos_stream

11:30PM – Smash the State (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/SmashtheStateKC

12:30AM – Mercury Mad & The Plastic Bitches (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/vibraluxmmpb

1:30AM – Human Traffic (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/HUMANxTRAFFIC

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

5:30PM – Slayerkitty

6:15PM – Thee Fine Lines (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/theefinelines

7:00PM – Megajoos (NASHVILLE, TN)

https://www.facebook.com/megajoos

7:45PM – Reacharounds (SPRINGFIELD, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/alwaysgodown

8:30PM – The Rackatees (LAWRENCE, KS)

https://www.facebook.com/therackatees

9:15PM – The Itch (JOPLIN, MO)

https://www.facebook.com/OneandOnlyItch

10:00PM – The Gospel Truth (AUSTIN, TX)

https://www.facebook.com/gospeltruthband

10:45PM – Thelma and the Sleaze (NASHVILLE, TN)
11:30PM – The Brothers Gross (DEMOTTE, IN)

https://www.facebook.com/thebrothersgross

12:30AM – Pizza Time (NORWALK, CA)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/PIZZA-TIME/516231135066603

1:30AM – Red Kate (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/RedKateKC

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

5:00PM – The Bad Ideas (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bad-Ideas/271772622857854

5:45PM – Luchar Soiree (KCMO)
6:30PM – Idiot Box (KCMO)
7:15PM – Wick & The Tricks (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/WickAndTheTricks

8:00PM – Stiff Middle Fingers (LAWRENCE, KS)
8:45PM – Barbariettes (MURRAY, KY)
9:45PM – Morninglories (KCMO)

https://www.facebook.com/mglories

10:45PM – Bottle Breakers (KCMO)
11:45PM – Bad Taste (CARBONDALE, IL)

http://badtastemusic.bandcamp.com/releases

12:45AM – Faultfinder (KCMO)
1:45AM – Dish Pit (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)

http://dishpit.bandcamp.com/

11:35

19. Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band – “See Some Lights”
from: Promises To Deliver / Dead Broke Rekerds / June 20, 2013
[Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band started out in the spring of 2010, after Nato moved to the Twin Cities from Brooklyn. After a couple lineup experiments, the band settled down as Mike Cranberry on drums, Sam Beer on lead guitar, Kyle Sando on bass, and Nato.]

20. Red Kate – “New Dreams” (cover of Naked Raygun song)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[KC based Punk band Red Kate is a 4-piece that has been rocking venues since 2007. The band’s first full-length album, "When the Troubles Come" was released on Replay Records, and engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab, and was in our Best Recordings of 2013. Bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan on drums, vocals; Brad Huhmann on guitar, Desmond Poirier on guitar, vocals.]

Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17th, at Vandals, 3740 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, featuring 31 BANDS – 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK / HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK. Bands include: Molotov Latte, Nature Boys, Strangefellas, Black on Black, Smash the State, The Rackatees, Red Kate, The Bad Ideas, Idiot Box, Wick & The Tricks, Stiff Middle Fingers, Dish Pit and more.

11:45

21. The Lucky – “Mad Ones”
from: Swimming Invisible / Independent / May 24, 2014
[Camilla Camille on vocals, guitar, octave pedal; Iason Mac Ai on vocals, lead guitar; Calandra Rene on bass; Dustin Mott on drums. Recorded at Massive Sound Studio by Paul Malinowski More info at: http://www.theluckyband.com

[The Lucky, play the recordBar, Friday, August 15, with Those Darlins, and Diarrhea//Planet.]

22. The Philistines – “Heart Like Candy”
from: The Philistines EP / Independent / March 2014
[The Philistines are Kansas City based rock 'n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar and vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, and Steve Gardels on drums.]

[The Philistines play Californos, Wild Summer Nights, Friday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 pm, with Loose Park, Drew Black and Dirty Electric, and Knife Crime.]

23. The Coathangers – “Springfield Cannonball”
from: Suck My Shirt / Independent / March 18, 2014
[Suck My Shirt is the 4th studio release from The Coathangers, a punk group formed in Atlanta, in 2006 as a joke. After playing a house show, they were asked to open for The Hiss on the strength of their performance. The name was chosen for its vulgarity, an irreverent take on abortions, though all band members are pro-choice. In 2011, they released their third album, Larceny and Old Lace for Suicide Squeeze Records, to generally positive reviews. They have opened in New York City for the Black Lips.]

[The Coathangers play The Riot Room Wednesday, August 20, with Pagiins, and DJ Thundercuts]

11:59:30

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

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

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Show #538

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays MidCoastal Releases

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MidCoastal Releases
+ Andrew Hunt of Johnny Appleseed
+ Britt Adair & Michelle Wyssmann & Vandals Summer Kamp Fest

MidCoast

MidCoast

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

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

At 11:15 we’ll talk with Britt Adair & Michelle Wyssmann about Vandals Summer Kamp Fest 2014 a DIY music festival Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17th, at Vandals, 3740 Broadway Blvd, KCMO, featuring 31 BANDS – 3 NIGHTS OF PUNK ROCK / HARDCORE/ GARAGE ROCK. Bands include: Molotov Latte, Nature Boys, Strangefellas, Black on Black, Smash the State, The Rackatees, Red Kate, The Bad Ideas, Idiot Box, Wick & The Tricks, Stiff Middle Fingers Bottle Breakers, Faultfinder, Dish Pit and more.

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

Show #538

WMM Playlist from August 6, 2014

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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

10:15

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

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

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30

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

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

10:43

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

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

10:58 – Station ID

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

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

11:06

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

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

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

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

11:22 – Interview with Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin

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

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

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

Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin, joined us to discuss:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:42 – Underwriting

11:45

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

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

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

Programming Notes:

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

Money Wolf Music & Records with Merritt
present: Recording a Record in a Record Store

Saturday, August 23, at 5:30pm
Records with Merritt -1614 Westport Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Records with Merritt is celebrating the end of their first summer in business and asked Money Wolf Music to lend a hand. Seven KC songwriters will make an appearance. The entire thing will be recorded and released on a super limited edition record – available only at the show, and with a few left over to purchase in their shop. It’s the only place to get it. So don’t miss out.

The Performers:

Nathan Corsi of Not A Planet
Cameron Joel Hawk of The Dead Girls
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Folkicide Mercury
Tommy Donoho
Justin Penney of Dollar Fox
Dead Ven

11:59:30

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

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
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Show #537

Wednesday MidDay Medley is Spinning Records With Merritt

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

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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

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

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

Marion Merritt

Marion Merritt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show #537

WMM Playlist from July 30, 2014

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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


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

2. The Black Angels – “The Flop”
from: Clear Lake Forest / Blue Horizons Venture / July 22, 2014
[The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 2004. Along with this new 7-song EP, they have released four studio albums and one compilation album. Their name is derived from the Velvet Underground song "The Black Angel's Death Song".]

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

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

10:15

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:30 – Underwriting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:47

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

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

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

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

New influences: The ACB’s, Shy Boys

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

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

10:58 – Station ID

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

Matt Kesler and Bill Sundahl (July 30, 2014)

Matt Kesler and Bill Sundahl (July 30, 2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Phil Neal & the Wornalls – “Fear The Man”
Recorded live at The Midwestern Musical Co. / January 3, 2014
Also available on: Lifeline / Delaware Street Records / May 24, 2014
[Veteran singer songwriter, and rock and roller, Phil Neal's early eighties band, The Artists, had a video in rotation on MTV, critical acclaim, and national management. When the band fell apart, Phil continued on, writing songs, and playing for over three decades, with several different bands, all while raising a family, and making a home, here in Kansas City. The songwriter has written dozens, of what he calls "Midwestern Rock" numbers. The Wornalls are the band Phil wanted, to bring his songs to life. Doug Gunn on drums, Danko Loftus on bass, Gary Paredes on guitar, Ben Eisiminger on keyboard, and Bruce Sidener on guitar, they are more than a band to Phil, they're old friends.]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:59:30

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

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
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http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM
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Show #536

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/

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

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.

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

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

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