Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Calvin Arsenia LIVE!

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, October 22, 2014

Remembering Anne
+ Calvin Arsenia Live!
+ Barry Lee

Mark plays MidCoastal & New Releases from: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, Calvin Arsenia, John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, The Quivers, Til Willis, Jorge Arana Trio, Blonde Redhead, Courtney Barnett, Loose Cannon Brass Band, Iris DeMent, Calexico, The Flaming Lips, Talking Heads, David Bowie, Pixies, and Superchunk.

At 10:00 we remember our dear friend Anne Winter, with six songs and a few words from three friends: Lisa Cordes, Billy Smith, and Iris DeMent. We observe that on this day it has been five years. Anne’s tremendous contributions to our lives and our community will live on in all of us who loved her and have committed to keep her spirit alive!

Calvin Arsenia Photo by Anneleen Lindsay Photography

Calvin Arsenia
Photo by Anneleen Lindsay Photography

At 10:30 musician & composer Calvin Arsenia will play live in our 90.1 FM studios. Calvin Arsenia made his debut as a performer in early 2010. Since then he has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs. His new 7-song EP “Moments” was released April 9, 2014. We will talk with Calvin about his music and his weekly shows Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Simply Reinspired in Olathe, Kansas. Calvin Arsenia is also playing at Windy Wine Company, 9478 SW State Route J, Osborn, Missouri, with Jonathan Theobald on guitar, Saturday, November 1. More info at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com/

At 11:15 Barry Lee - Station Manager at 90.1 FM, will drop by to talk about “It Came Out of the Garage” – An All Hallows Eve Garage Rock Dance Party benefit for KKFI, Thursday, October 30, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, KCMO. It’s a garage stomp evening and a benefit for KKFI. Music by The Quivers, Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy, and Alan Murphy & The Frequent Flyers. More info at http://www.kkfi.org

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

Show #548

WMM Playlist from October 15, 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, October 15, 2014

MidCoastal & New Releases
+ Amy Farrand & Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club
+ A.M. Merker & My Oh My!

1. Shonen Knife – “Dance To The Rock”
from: Overdrive / Good Charamel – Tomato Head / April 15, 2015
[19th studio album by pop-punk trio Shonen Knife, an all-female Japanese band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, The Beach Boys, and The Ramones. All songs have English lyrics, but for the Japanese release, "Dance to the Rock" was sung in Japanese.]

[Shonen Knife play recordBar, Friday, October 17, with Drop A Grand and Deco Auto.]

2. Vacationer – “The Wild Life”
from: Relief / Downtown Records / June 23, 2014
[Nu-Hula band based out of Philadelphia and Brooklyn, composed of Kenny Vasoli (lead singer/songwriter/bass player), Matthew Young (vibraphone/backing vocals), Ryan Zimmaro (drums), Michael Mullin (keyboards/backing vocals) and Greg Altman (guitar/backing vocals).]

[Vacationer play The Riot Room, Monday, October 20, with Brick + Mortar.]

3. Avi Buffalo – “So What”
from: At Best Cuckold / Sub Pop Records / September 9, 2014
[Second release from alternative band based in Long Beach, California founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist, Avi Zahner-Isenberg.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15

4. Foxygen – “How Can You Really”
from: …And Star Power / Jagjaguar / October 14, 2014
[Third full-length album by Californian experimental rock duo of San Francisco, 23 year old vocalist and songwriter, originally from Olympia, Washington, and Jonathan Rado, also 23, who is a songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player, originally form NYC. Formed in 2005, the band self-released several EPs between 2007 and 2011. In 2012 the group was signed to Jagjaguwar Records.]

5. Scott Hrabko – “Blurry Marie”
from: Gone Places / Independent / Oct. 18, 2013
[Kansas City based, singer-songwriter Scott Hrabko has played with Kansas City's oldest garage band, The Original Sinners, as well as various incarnations of the 1980s bands: The Splinters, and The Andersons. In the 1990s he performed with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg. Said to be 30 years in the making, Scott Hrabko released his new album, "Gone Places" in November of 2013. He is currently set to release a new album with his band Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits.]

Kansas City Royals - 2014 American League Champions!!!

Kansas City Royals – 2014 American League Champions!!!

6. Not A Planet – “Kingdom Come”
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 play Ink Local Music Showcase - Post Season Concerts #WINSday at Kauffman Stadium at Gate B at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 15, before the Orioles Vs. Royals. Grand Marquis play Gate E. Game time is 3:00 pm.]

7. Amy Farrand – “Believe What I Say”
from: Amy Farrand (Loves) You [EP] / Independent / March 14, 2012
[Ernie Locke on harmonica. Recorded and mixed by Chris Meck.]

10:30 – Interview with Amy Farrand

Amy Farrand is a true renaissance woman. She is a musician, singer/songwriter, bassist, drummer, MC, teacher, craftsperson, artist, and licensed minister. For nearly 5 years Amy has served as host/curator/producer for Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club, a monthly showcase you can find on stage – TONIGHT, October 15, at Davy’s Uptown Ramblers Club. Tonight’s show features special guests: The Silver Maggies, a critically acclaimed “super group” of musicians, where Amy plays theremin, percussion, guitar, & sings. Amy Farrand also performs and records as a solo artist, she plays drums & sings with Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, and she plays guitar & sings with Amy Farrand and the Gospel Sensation. Amy’s past bands include: Atlantic Fadeout, American Catastrophe, Experimental Instrument Orchestra, Danger Hand, Whiskey Boots, The Mourning After, Shotgun Idols, Transylvania 2000, Young Johnny Carson Story, and My Childhood Hero.

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Amy Farrand talked about setting up for tonight’s Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club, the work involved, and how after 5 years she was ready to move on to new experiments.

Originally Amy did the Weirdo Wednesday show every week, and then after a hiatus she brought it back as a monthly event, and now after nearly 5 years she is getting ready to end the series.

Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club is a venue where Amy has played live music since she was 15 years old, in her first bands.

Tonight’s Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club features The Silver Maggies 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. Amy Farrand (American Catastrophe, Atlantic Fadeout, EIO) on vocals and additional instrumentation.

The Silver Maggies: Jonathan Knecht, Felix Dukes, Amy Farrand, Terrence Moore, Steve Tubbert and Patrick Deveny.

The Silver Maggies: Jonathan Knecht, Felix Dukes, Amy Farrand, Terrence Moore, Steve Tubbert and Patrick Deveny.

The Murder Ballad Ball was where Amy became a member of The Silver Maggies.

Amy also is doing more shows with Sister Mary Rotten Crotch

Being a drummer and bassist gives the opportunity to see a band from a special perspective.

In 2012 Amy released her solo EP, “Amy Farrand (Loves) You,” to critical acclaim. It was on our list of The 112 Best Recordings of 2012. One of our favorite songs from that release is “How You Feelin'” a song that features Ernie Locke on harmonica.

10:38

8. Amy Farrand – “How You Feelin’”
from: Amy Farrand (Loves) You [EP] / Independent / March 14, 2012
[Ernie Locke on harmonica. Recorded and mixed by Chris Meck]

10:41

Chris Meck recorded that song. Chris Meck has played with Kristie Stremel, The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout , Tiny Horse and now plays with Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds. Amy officially married Abigail Henderson and Chris Meck. Abigail was one of the founders of Midwest Music Foundation and Apocalypse Meow a musical legacy.

Amy Farrand also recently conducted her first Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club Wedding, with the marriage of Kate Blackman & Sherman Breneman on stage at Davey’s Uptown.

Tonight’s Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club features The Silver Maggies. We’re going to go out with a song from their 2013 release “My Pale Horse.” This song “End Of Time” features you singing with Terrence Moore, who Amy played with in American Catastrophe.

The Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club, is tonight, October 15, at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, featuring The Silver Maggies, where Amy plays theremin, percussion, guitar, & sings. More info at: http://amyfarrand.com/

9. The Silver Maggies – “End of Time”
from: 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).]

10. Goat – “Hide From The Sun”
from: Commune / Sub Pop / September 23, 2014
[Goat is a Swedish alternative and experimental fusion music group. Currently based out of Gothenburg, they claim to hail from Korpilombolo in Sweden which, according to the band's own publicity, has a history of voodoo worship after a witch doctor came and lived there. Supposedly, when Christian crusaders came and destroyed the village the surviving people fled and placed a curse on the town. This has been described as "a lovely story, if possibly not entirely rooted in reality." The band started playing music when they were children, as part of a local community tradition, and there have been many incarnations of Goat who have recorded over the last "30 or 40 years". There are now three original "core" members of the band, from Korpilombolo, but in live concerts they are augmented by four other performers from Gothenburg.]

11:00 – Station I.D.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fela Kuti!!!

Fela Kuti was born October 15, 1938 and died August 2, 1997. He was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

Fela Kuti was born October 15, 1938 and died August 2, 1997. He was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

[Hearts of Darkness play Felabration 2014 Saturday, Oct. 18, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Baoku Moses, and Image Afro Beat Band. ]

Fela Kuti was born October 15, 1938 and died August 2, 1997. He was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. Afrobeat, a style he largely created is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk, Ghanaian/Nigerian High-life, psychedelic rock, and traditional West African chants and rhythms. Afrobeat also borrows heavily from the native “tinker pan” African-style percussion that Kuti acquired while studying in Ghana with Hugh Masekela. The importance of the input of Tony Allen (Fela’s drummer of twenty years) in the creation of Afrobeat cannot be overstated. Fela once famously stated that “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. Afrobeat is characterized by a fairly large band with many instruments, vocals, and a musical structure featuring jazzy, funky horn sections. A riff-based “endless groove” is used, in which a base rhythm of drums, muted West African-style guitar, and melodic bass guitar riffs are repeated throughout the song.

11. Fela Kuti – “Mr. Follow Follow”
from: The Underground Spitual Game / Quannum Projects / Sept. 7, 2004 [From Knitting Factory Records: "Over a decade after his death, vindication has come to Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius. AfroBeat, his gift to the world, is now an international staple on his own uncompromising terms, social content intact. Throughout his life, Fela contended that AfroBeat was a modern form of danceable, African classical music with an urgent message for the planet’s denizens. Created out of a cross-breeding of Funk, Jazz, Salsa and Calypso with Juju, Highlife and African percussive patterns, it was to him a political weapon. Fela refused to bow to the music industry’s preference for 3-minute tracks, nor did he buckle under entreaties to moderate his overwhelmingly political lyrics. He went down in 1997 still railing against the consumerist gimmicks that taint pop music, with the aim, he felt, of promoting and imposing homogeneous aesthetic standards worldwide, thereby inducing passivity. The fact that AfroBeat is today globally winning hearts in its original form – lengthy, ably crafted, earthy compositions laced with explicitly political lyrics – suggests that Fela’s purgatory on earth may have served to awaken a sensibility in people to appreciate authenticity and substance."]

12. The Hearts of Darkness – “Standing on the Corner”
from: Shelf Life / Shipshape Records / August 25, 2012
[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 Kansas City, Kansas, with Chad Meise, and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room in Chicago, using both vintage analog and modern digital technologies. The album will be 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 Guitar, Josh Mobley - Keyboards, Guitar, Alex Smith - Tenor Saxophone, Mark Vick - Rhythm Guitar.]

[Hearts of Darkness play Felabration 2014 Saturday, Oct. 18, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Baoku Moses, and Image Afro Beat Band.]

11:13 – Underwriting

11:15

13. 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.]

11:20 – Interview with My Oh My!

The Kansas City 8 member band, My Oh My!, released their debut full length, “Your Heart Not Mine,” on March 14, 2014. The critically acclaimed album was then nominated for “Album of the Year” by The Pitch Music Awards. Band members include: Stephen Berry – lead guitar, Grant Buell – piano, Sarah Dolt – Vocals, Stephanie Gaumé – vocals, Melissa Geffert – vocals, Jacob Horpinjuk – drums, Corbin Logan – bass & lap steel, A.M. Merker – guitar & vocals. My Oh My! plays Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill, in Blue Springs, Missouri, Friday, Oct. 17. My Oh My! plays Coda, 1744 Broadway, Saturday, Oct. 18, with The Dynamite Defense. Several member of the band join us today.

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My are with us today. A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My are with us today. A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My! joined us on the show: A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Writer Brian Clifton in reviewing My Oh My! for http://www.MillsRecordCompany.com wrote: “My Oh My jangles and twangs its way right into your heart. With harmonies so chillingly beautiful they give goosebumps (at least to me), the band creates a sonic barrage of acoustic instruments and heartfelt lyrics. Balancing on a tightrope between country and piano rock, My Oh My blazes off into their songs without hesitation.”

Natalie Gallagher, Music Editor of The Pitch wrote, “Lead singer A.M. Merker has a certain booze-drenched roughness to his voice, the kind that always sounds so good when paired with a rollicking piano and some driving guitar chords.”

11:25

14. My Oh My! – “If You Need Someone” (Live)
also available on: Your Heart Not Mine / Independent / March 14, 2014

11:30

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My! played LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios: A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

A.M Merker and his wife Sara recently gave birth to baby Sam.

11:38

15. My Oh My! – “Smoke” (a new song) (LIVE)

My Oh My! plays Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill, in Blue Springs, Missouri, Friday, Oct. 17. My Oh My plays Coda, 1744 Broadway, Saturday, Oct. 18, with The Dynamite Defense. More info at: http://www.myohmykc.com

11:44

16. My Oh My! – “Take It With You”
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.]

11:49

17. Deco Auto – “Such A Bother”
from the band’s Reverbnation page / Independent / 2012
[Current members include: Steven Garcia - guitar, vocals; Tracy Flowers - bass, vocals; Pat Tomek - drums. The band is currently in Pat Tomek's Largely Studios working on new songs to be released as a follow up to their 2012 EP "Past Mistakes and Hauntings." Steven Garcia was a founding member of the bands: Armchair Martian and Knee Jerk. Such A Bother was written by Steven Garcia.]

[Deco Auto play Knuckleheads tonight, October 15, with Deke Dickerson, and Los Straitjackets.]

[Deco Auto play recordBar, Friday, October 17, opening for Shonen Knife, with Drop A Grand.]

18. The Sluts – “Linger
from: The Loser EP / Independent / July 8, 2014 [All songs written by The Sluts. The Sluts are Kristoffer Dover and Ryan Wise. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Kansas City, MO. The band is the winner of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Punk Band]

[The Sluts play an in-store at Mills Record Company on Sat, October 18, with Bummer, and The Fog.]

19. Bummer – “Infinite Witches”
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.]

[Bummer play an in-store at Mills Record Company on Sat, October 18, with The Sluts and The Fog.]

20. Morningglories – “At Least She Says So”
from: Wilderness Songs [EP] / Independent / June 9, 2014
[Debut release from Kansas City based 4-piece band formed by: Alex Yoffie, Meredith McGrade, Tom Hudson, and Steve Gardels. ]

[Morningglories play Coda on Friday, October 17, with The B’Dinas.]

11:58

Next week on Wed, October 22:

Musician & composer Calvin Arsenia will play live in our 90.1 FM studios.

90.1 FM station manager Barry Lee will drop by to talk about “It Came Out of the Garage” – An All Hallows Eve Garage Rock Dance Party benefit for KKFI, Thursday, October 30, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, KCMO. It’s a garage stomp evening and a benefit for KKFI. Music by The Quivers, Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy & Alan Murphy & The Frequent Flyers.

AND, Andrew Earl returns to share information about his Dawg Days Festivals and other musical projects.

11:59:30

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

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

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Show #547

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Amy Farrand + My Oh My

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, October 15, 2014

MidCoastal & New Releases
+ Amy Farrand & Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club
+ A.M. Merker & My Oh My!

Mark plays MidCoastal & New Releases from: The Silver Maggies, Amy Farrand, My Oh My!, Scott Hrabko, Hearts of Darkness, Morningglories, Bummer, The Sluts, Deco Auto, Shonen Knife, Vacationer, Goat, Avi Buffalo, Foxygen, and Fela Kuti.

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The Silver Maggies: Jonathan Knecht, Felix Dukes, Amy Farrand, Terrence Moore, Steve Tubbert and Patrick Deveny.

The Silver Maggies: Jonathan Knecht, Felix Dukes, Amy Farrand, Terrence Moore, Steve Tubbert and Patrick Deveny.

At 10:30, Amy Farrand joins us to talk about Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club, October 15, at Davy’s Uptown Ramblers Club. We’ll hear from Amy’s solo release, and we’ll hear The Silver Maggies, where Amy plays theremin, percussion, guitar, & sings. Amy also plays drums & sings with Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, and she plays guitar & sings with Amy Farrand and the Gospel Sensation. Amy’s past bands include: American Catastrophe, Atlantic Fadeout, Experimental Instrument Orchestra, Danger Hand, Whiskey Boots, The Mourning After, Shotgun Idols, Transylvania 2000, and Young Johnny Carson Story. More info at: http://amyfarrand.com/

My Oh My

My Oh My

At 11:15, Mark welcomes A.M. Merker and members of the band, My Oh My!. Their debut full length, “Your Heart Not Mine,” was released March 14, 2014, and nominated for “Album of the Year” by The Pitch Music Awards. Band members include: Stephen Berry – lead guitar, Grant Buell – piano, Sarah Dolt – Vocals, Stephanie Gaumé – vocals, Melissa Geffert – vocals, Jacob Horpinjuk – drums, Corbin Logan – bass & lap steel, A.M. Merker – guitar & vocals. My Oh My! plays Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill, in Blue Springs, Missouri, Friday, Oct. 17. My Oh My! plays Coda, 1744 Broadway, Saturday, Oct. 18, with The Dynamite Defense. More info at: http://www.myohmykc.com/

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

Show #547

WMM Playlist from October 8, 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, October 8, 2014

“The MidCoast Sound”
+ co-hosts: Marion Merritt & Betse Ellis
+ KC Psychfest + Coming Out Day + Judy Mills

1. The Quivers – “Love Me or Leave Me”
from: Hot Young Mess / The Quivers / March 21, 2014
[Guests on WMM April 9][Debut full length release from KC based rock & roll band. Terra Skaggs - Bass, Vocals; Todd Grantham - Piano, Organ, Vocals; Abraham Haddad - Guitar; Bernie Dugan - Drums; Desmond Poirier - Guitar.]
[Special Horns on the track from Peter Lawless and Kyle Dahlquist.]

[The Quivers play "It Came Out of the Garage" - An All Hallows Eve Garage Rock Dance Party benefit for KKFI, Thursday, October 30, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, KCMO. It's a garage stomp evening and a benefit for KKFI. Music by The Quivers, Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy & Alan Murphy & The Frequent Flyers.]

2. Shy Boys – “Postcard”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 21, 2014
[Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of this KC based band.]

10:04 – Pledge Break #1 – [8 minutes]

Joining us for the entire show: Marion Merritt and Betse Ellis

Betse Ellis, is one of the hardest working musicians in KC, known by many as a founding member of The Wilders. Betse recently released her 2nd full-length solo release, the critically aclaimed, “High Moon Order.” She also recently did her 20th year at The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. One of the bands Betse plays with, The Blessed Broke plays Coda, Fri, Oct. 10. TONIGHT Betse plays with The HillBenders at Knuckleheads w/ Brett Hodges.

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, joining us to share her musical discoveries and info from her encyclopedic brain. For 18 years Marion was the manager of the music department at Barnes & Noble on The Plaza, until she left in January to start her own independent record store, specializing in vinyl. Records With Merritt, is now open at 1614 Westport Rd.

10:12

3. Sara Swenson – “Good Boys Win”
from: Runway Lights / Independent / July 18, 2014
[Sara Swenson's song inspired by The KC Royals]
[Critically acclaimed singer songwriter Sara Swenson has released some of our most played and favorite recordings of the last 7 years. Her self titled debut recording was originally released in 2008 and was at the top of our list of The 100 Best Recordings of 2009. In 2010 Sara Swenson released her second full length recording, "All Things Big and Small" again working with Don Chaffer in Nashville who added new layers to Sara's great songs and voice. In November of 2011, Sara released her 5 song EP called "Never Left My Mind," featuring her band, The Pearl Snaps. In that time frame, she also had picked up two Kansas City Singer-Songwriter of the Year awards, performed with Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair, and placed a song on the season finale of ABC’s “Private Practice.” Then after the school year ended in 2012, Sara Swenson left her job as a High School English and Journalism Teacher in Platte County High School, and flew off to the United Kingdom, where she ended up getting married to her husband. This spring, Sara returned to Kansas City and performed for the Folk Alliance International Conference. This summer she released her fourth studio album that captures snapshots of her 18-month experience of living abroad, moving from dating to marriage and sorting through the accompanying transitions and emotions. Produced by Don Chaffer in Nashville.]

4. The Grisly Hand – “Phineas Gage”
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 Knuckleheads Saturday, October 11, with The Elders.]

5. Betse Ellis – “The Complainer”
from: High Moon Order / Free Dirt / June 14, 2013
[2nd solo release from renowned fiddler, Betse Ellis, known by many as a founding member of The Wilders]

10:20 – Pledge Break #2 – [8 Minutes]

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30 – Interview with Reverend Mike Irwin and Terrie Johnson

Terrie Johnson, is a senior editor at Sullivan Higdon & Sink, and she is also a well-known blogger, filmmaker and gay rights activist. Terrie was raised in a conservative faith in the deep South. Terrie spent her life in hiding, consumed by guilt and shame because of her sexuality. Terrie’s plan to commit suicide was interrupted, and she eventually came out to her children, family and friends. With her son Brad Johnson, Terrie is creating a documentary about the life of Nate Phelps, the son of Fred Phelps, Jr., former leader of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Terrie and Nate will both be speaking at “God and Gays – Isn’t it time for a different conversation?” – a special Coming Out Day Event, this Saturday, Oct. 11, at 1:00, at The Center For Spiritual Living, 1014 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO. Terrie will share her story of coming out at age 52 and her work to promote acceptance of self and others. Nate Phelps will share his story of leaving home at 18, escaping the persecution of his family, and his new role as a gay rights activist.

Also joining us in Reverend Mike Irwin Assistant Minister at The Center for Spiritual Living.

Reverend Mike Irwin told us about Center For Spiritual Living.

The forum will be led by Dr. Chris Michaels, Senior Minister at CSL, with special guest Nate Phelps, son of Fred Phelps, Jr., former leader of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Nate Phelps will share his story of leaving home, escaping the persecution of his family, and his new role as a gay rights activist.

Terrie Johnson talked about the persecution she received from her church when she “came out” at 52. She talked about meeting Nate Phelps, and how she and her son Brad became motivated you to make a documentary film about his life.

The film is “Not My Father’s Son,” 40 to 50% of the filming is completed, and that Terrie has been funding the film from her own resources.

To learn more about fundraising to make this film possible go to: http://natephelps.com/ whee you can learn more information about Nate Phelphs and this film.

October 11 is National Coming Out Day. Terrie Johnson, “came out” in August 2012 to your close friends and family, and then she wrote a “coming out” blog on January 1, 2013. “Coming Out” was a very brave thing for her to do. She was immediately asked to leave her church. Her national speaking engagements were cancelled, and she was denounced from the pulpit and called an “abomination.” Her courageous story and clear honesty has made a big difference to so many, and in some cases has made a life and death difference for some of the people she has touched with her story.

Terrie described how she has navigated the waters of this amazing adventure she has been on in these past two years.

Terrie talked why “Coming Out” is so important for all of us.

Reverend Mike Irwin, talked about the National Coming Out Day event at CSL on Saturday, and how it has two parts: a workshop from 10 to Noon, for the LGBT community only, and a forum from 1:00 to 3:30.

“God and Gays: A Different Conversation,” a National Coming Out Day event on October 11, with a workshop from 10 to Noon, and an open forum from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The forum will be led by Dr. Chris Michaels, Senior Minister at CSL, with special guest Nate Phelps, son of Fred Phelps, Jr., former leader of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Nate Phelps will share his story of leaving home, escaping the persecution of his family, and his new role as a gay rights activist. Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) is at 1014 W 39th St, KCMO 64111. For more info: http://www.cslkc.org

10:41

6. Kristie Stremel – “It’s Enough”
from: Songwriter / Stremeltone / April 1, 2014
[Kristie Stremel, with partner Lori Isabell, adopted baby son, Charlie. Kristie told Tim Finn in the KC Star, “The weight of bringing a new, little creature home was a little overwhelming at first,” she said. “But it has been everything I wanted it to be. I’ve always wanted to have a child. Sometimes, desire is all it takes. If you desire it, it will come to you.” “I have a different perspective now that I have a kid, and maybe it will change. But I can’t see giving up music for anything.” Stremeltone Records, was created in her home in Lawrence. The last track, "It's Enough" was released early, as a video, featuring photos of couples in partnerships, relationships, marriages, unions, families. The video was your own response the the Kansas House of Representatives passing HD 2453 allowing business the right to refuse service to LGBT customers. The bill eventually died in the Kansas Senate.]

10:44 – Pledge Break #3 – [8 minutes]

10:52

7. Schwervon! – “Undertow”
from Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / September 30, 2014
[2-piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and have just relocated to KC.]

[SCHWERVON! play St. Louis tonight at Melt. Indianapolis, Cincinatti, Columbus, Brooklyn, NY and then off to London to start their Eurpean tour.]

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

[Monta At Odds play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Saturday, Oct. 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

9. Loose Park – “Dangerous Work”
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.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Pledge Break #4 – [8 Minutes]

11:08

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

[Thee Water MoccaSins play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Sat, Oct 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

11. The Blessed Broke – “Late in April”
from: Ladders Out of Purgatory / Independent / April 19, 2014
[2nd full length release from KC based band currently made up of: Brian Frame – Guitar/Vocals; Andrew Luker – Electric Guitar; Josh Mobley – Keys; Betse Ellis – Bass, and Matt Richey – Drums

[The Blessed Broke play Coda, Friday, October 10, with Metarhune.]

11:15 – Interview with Judy Mills

Judy Mills is a native of Pittsburg, Kansas. She attended Kansas State, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. Judy Mills worked as a teaching assistant, and an adjunct professor, teaching writing and English. She worked at Johnson County Community College. She worked as an account executive for Clinique, and then worked for several years at Restoration Hardware, until the Leawood store closed and she took a hiatus. Judy Mills left the world of corporate retail to focus on her new vision, and in early May, 2013, she opened, Mills Record Company, at 314 Westport Rd, KCMO. This Saturday the store reveals it’s new expansion with the addition of the nextdoor space which will double the size of the store and provide a space for the giant collection of used vinyl Mills Records has been hoarding in their secret storage facilities.

Judy Mills joined us to discuss Mills Record’s new expansion, and the opening of their new space on October 11.

Used Records now have a home at Mills. In store performances starting Saturday October 18, on the new stage at Mills.

Construction, painting, cabinet building, poster making has been a community involvement in the Mills record expansion.

More information on Mills Record Company at: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com

11:22 – Underwriting

11:24 – Pledge Break #5 – [8 minutes]

11:32

12. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Yellow Taxi”
from: We Burned The Cane Field / Independent / October 6, 2012
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his Mother, Ruth Ward, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas city's Element Recording by Joel Nanos.]

13. Your Friend – “Jekyll / Hyde”
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 play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Sat, Oct 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

11:40 – Pledge Break #6 – [8 Minutes]

11:48

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

[The HillBenders play Knuckleheads TONIGHT, Oct. 8, with special guest Betse Ellis & Brett Hodges.]

We didn’t have time to play:

(15.) Scott Hrabko – “Blurry Marie”
from: Gone Places / Independent / Oct. 18, 2013
[Kansas City based, singer-songwriter Scott Hrabko has played with Kansas City's oldest garage band, The Original Sinners, as well as various incarnations of the 1980s bands: The Splinters, and The Andersons. In the 1990s he performed with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg. Said to be 30 years in the making, Scott Hrabko released his new album, "Gone Places" in November of 2013. ]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play recordBar, Tuesday, October 14, with Mikal Shapiro.]

Next week on October 15 Amy Farrand joins us to talk about Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club at Davies Uptown. Plus, Adam Merker of the KC based band, My Oh My, drops by to play a few songs. Plus will hear music from Fela Kuti, Hearts of Darkness, Vacationer, Various Blonde & more.

11:59:30

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

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

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Show #546

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound

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, October 8, 2014

“The MidCoast Sound”
+ co-hosts: Marion Merritt & Betse Ellis
+ KC Psychfest + Coming Out Day + Judy Mills

The MidCoast Sound

The MidCoast Sound

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” from: Schwervon!, Thee Water MoccaSins, Shy Boys, The Grisly Hand, Your Friend, The Quivers, Loose Park, The Blessed Broke, The Sexy Accident, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Betse Ellis, Sara Swenson, AY-Musik, Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits, Kristie Stremel, The Hillbenders, and we’ll also play: Temples, and The War on Drugs.

At 10:30, our guests will discuss The Center For Spiritual Living‘s: “God and Gays: A Different Conversation,” a National Coming Out Day event on October 11, with a workshop from 10 to Noon, and an open forum from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The forum will be led by Dr. Chris Michaels, Senior Minister at CSL, with special guest Nate Phelps, son of Fred Phelps, Jr., former leader of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church. Nate Phelps will share his story of leaving home, escaping the persecution of his family, and his new role as a gay rights activist. Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) is at 1014 W 39th St, KCMO 64111. For more info: http://www.cslkc.org or 816-931-2395.

At 11:15, Judy Mills of Mills Record Company joins us to discuss Mills Record’s new expansion, and the opening of the new space on October 11, which is also the beginning of three weeks of in-store performances, Saturday nights, on the new stage at Mills. More info at: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com

Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt, and critically acclaimed fiddler/singer/songwriter Betse Ellis, join Mark for the entire show to encourage listeners to call 888-931-0901 to support COMMUNITY Radio. Timothy Finn of Kansas City Star and INK named Wednesday MidDay Medley “The Best Place to Hear Local Music on the Radio.” If you are a regular listener and benefit from the entertainment and information offered each week, now is your time to help keep this radio show alive.

If you donate to 90.1 FM KKFI’s Fall Fund Drive Show we’ll send you some very fine “Thank You Gifts.”

$90.00 donation – a 90.1 FM KKFI T-shirt
$150.00 donation – a “Guest DJ” for a 1-hour music show
$200.00 donation you can receive both!

If you donate $50.00 or more, on MC/Visa/Discover/AMEX only during Wednesday MidDay Medley, you can choose one of the following “Thank You Gifts” :

1.) The MidCoast Spirit Bag (includes):
*A Gift Certificate for T-Shirt (from Mills Record Company)
*$10 Gift Certificate (from Vinyl Renaissance W. 39th)
*$10.00 Gift Certificate (from Records With Merritt)
*Schwervon! CD “Broken Teeth” (from Haymaker Records)
*Kristie Stremel CD “Songwriter” (from Stremeltone)
* Little Class Records CD Vol. 2 Compilation
*A Bowie Pin & Bowie Postcard (from the “David Bowie Is” Exhibit at MAC in Chicago)
*4 Free Buttons and/or Stickers (from It’s A Beautiful Day)
*Natural Chapstick (from Doc Lerner’s Quality Goods)
*Natural Hand Made Soap (Doc Lerner’s Quality Goods)
(Only 4 MidCoast Spirit Bags are available.)

2.) MidCoastal Music & Book Package
(includes 3 books & 3 CDs):
***The Sexy Accident’s “Lavender 3″ a 48-page, square, cloth-covered hardback features 14 works of visual art, interviews with band, photographs and more. Comes with a download card for the album of 12 new songs.
***Kristie Stremel & Stremeltone’s “Wildflowers,” a compilation of original Songs And Poems For And About Children, a hardcover, 9×6 landscape, full color book, with 46 pages, illustrated by Blue Haas. The book comes with an Audio CD of 14 songs and 5 poems that are represented in the book. Contributing musicians include: Victor & Penny, Kasey Rausch, David George, Kelley Hunt, Dallas Jones, Kristie Stremel, Summer Osborne, Fred Wickham, James Johann, Nini Camps, Bill McShane, Ben Bunkler, Tina Schlieske, and Greg Wickham. Contributing writers include: Ron Megee, Tim Finn, CJ Janovy, David Wayne Reed and Mark Manning.
***Kristie Stremel & Stremeltone’s “Love Makes A Family” a 7.5 x 7.5 square, soft cover, black and white, with 34 pages illustrated by Blue Haas. The book comes with an Audio CD of the song, “Love Makes A Family.” This is Kristie Stremel’s read-along book to her new song she wrote for her son Charlie in an effort to explain the importance of family and to help celebrate the diversity in families today.
(5 Packages available)

3.) The KC Psychfest 2014 Package
*Tickets, Posters, & Music from KC Psychfest for YOU!

4.) A voucher for 2 tickets to shows at the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College. For info about Performing Arts Series, (913) 469-4445 or visit jccc.edu/TheSeries
(10 pairs of vouchers available.)

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

Show #546

WMM Playlist from Oct. 1, 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, October 1, 2014

White Rabbit!
+ Barclay Martin
+ Matt & Nan of Schwervon!
+ KC Psych Fest with Dedric Moore & Brenton Cook


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

10:06 – Music from the 3rd Annual KC Psychfest

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

[Monta At Odds play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Saturday, Oct. 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

3. Jorge Arana Trio – “Kallisto”
from: Oso / Haymaker Records / July 22, 2014
[Jorge Arana on Guitar and Keyboard, Josh Enyart on drums and Percussion, and Jason Nash on bass. Oso is the name of Jorge's childhood Family Dog. The band was the winner of the 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Avant-Garde group. Nominated this year for Best Live Act.]

[Jorge Arana Trio play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Saturday, Oct. 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

4. The Conquerors – “Our Time”
from: The Conquerors / Independent / February 26, 2013
[First album by Kansas City based Psychedelic - Psychotropic Rock and Roll from: Rory Cameron on Guitar/Vocals, Christian O'Reilly on Bass/Vocals, Jim Button on Drums, Vince Lawhon on Guitar/Vocals, Mikee Pruitt on Drums/Banjo/Vocals. Recorded live by: Willy Christie, Mixed by: Vincent Lawhon, Mastered by: David Gaume at Element Studios.]

[The Conquerors play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Friday, October 10, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

10:15

5. Thee Water MoccaSins – “No Control”
from: From The Rivers of Missouri and The Banks of Fear / Independent / Feb. 22, 2012
[Thee Water MoccaSins is comprised of KC musicians Billy Smith on Guitar and Vocals; Steve Tulipana on Vocals, Guitar and Bass; John Bersuch on Drums and Percussion; and Wade Williamson on Guitar, Keyboards, and Bass. All musicians are currently involved with, or have been involved with: Roman Numerals, Season to Risk, Olympic Size, Dirt Nap, Stella Link, Bacon Shoe, Minds Under Cover and Starhaven Rounders.]

[Thee Water MoccaSins play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Sat, Oct 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

6. Magic Castles – “Sky Sounds”
from: Sky Sounds / ‘a’ records / November 3, 2014
[Neo psychedelic rock from Minneapolis, based band formed by Jason Edmonds on vocals & guitar, Jeremiah Doering on vocals & guitar, Aaron James on bass, Scott Weller on drums, and Alex Pennaz on keyboards.]

[Magic Castles play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Sat, Oct 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

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

[Akkilles play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Saturday, October 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32

8. Schwervon! – “Sidesaddle”
from Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / September 30, 2014

[SCHWERVON! play a "BROKEN TEETH" CD RELEASE PARTY! Friday, Octoner 3, at FOKL GALLERY with THE CAVE GIRLS, WICK & THE TRICKS, and DJ Memo.]

10:38 – Interview with Matthew Roth and Nan Turner of Schwervon!

Matthew Roth & Nan Turner of Schwervon!, with Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records, and Dedric Moore of Monta At Odds and Gemini Revolution, on the Oct. 1, 2014, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Matthew Roth & Nan Turner of Schwervon!, with Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records, and Dedric Moore of Monta At Odds and Gemini Revolution, on the Oct. 1, 2014, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Schwervon! is a two piece rock band. Nan Turner plays drums and Matthew Roth plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years before relocating to Kansas City over a year ago. Matt also performs solo as Major Matt Mason USA and was part of the Anti Folk music scene in NYC, and is also founder of Olive Jusice Music. Nan also performs with the all female group: The One Night Stands. Schwervon has played on stages with The Vaselines, Belle & Sebastian, The Wedding Present, Vampire Weekend, Kimya Dawson, The Thermals, R. Ring (Kelley Deal & Mike Montgomery), Wussy, The Thalia Zedek Band and many more. Schwervon! plays a “Broken Teeth” CD Release Party, Friday, October 3, at FOKL in KCK, at 556 Central Avenue, with The Cave Girls, and Wick & the Tricks. And then Schwervon take of on their FALL FANTASTICO! TOUR 2014 Starting in St. Louis, to Brooklyn, to Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Germany and beyond. More info at: schwervon.com

From Haymaker Record’s Press Release:

“Broken Teeth is the third release on the label and will be the first in the newly created Home-Fi Series on Haymaker. The Home-Fi Series provides an official release for special home recordings, demos, long-lost rarities and one-offs.

Schwervon! is a two-piece indie-pop rock group consisting of guitarist Matt Roth and drummer Nan Turner. They share vocal duties and also are a couple. After two years of whirlwind touring and Matt’s father Harry’s lung cancer diagnosis, Schwervon! found themselves moving from their Lower East Side apartment in New York City to a basement in a Kansas City suburb. Frustrated with the process of writing new material, Matt and Nan started reworking songs off of their third album, 2006’s I Dream of Teeth, giving it new life through a raw acoustic treatment. The result defies logic: a more vulnerable sound and yet somehow more kinetic.

Schwervon! worked out six songs from I Dream of Teeth, as well as two cover songs, including one by The Vaselines, a group they toured with in 2011, and another by one of their favorite NYC artists, The Purple Organ. The songs for the new stripped down project, dubbed Broken Teeth, were recorded in Schwervon!’s basement practice space in Shawnee, Kansas. The project is an evolution in sound that stands as a symbol for the rebirth Matt and Nan experienced joining Kansas City’s burgeoning art and music scene. It’s also a celebration of renewal, as Matt’s father is now in remission.

Schwervon! departs on an extended tour of the UK and Europe over the months of October and November. Discover the band, the label, tour dates, and the album online at haymakerrecords.net. More Schwervon! information is also available at schwervon.com

SCHWERVON! play a “BROKEN TEETH” CD RELEASE PARTY! Friday, October 3, at FOKL GALLERY with THE CAVE GIRLS, WICK & THE TRICKS, and DJ Memo.’

10:46

9. Schwervon! – “Fuzzy Math”
from Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / September 30, 2014

[SCHWERVON! play a "BROKEN TEETH" CD RELEASE PARTY! Friday, Octoner 3, at FOKL GALLERY with THE CAVE GIRLS, WICK & THE TRICKS, and DJ Memo.]

10:49

The Schwervon! big…FALL FANTASTICO! TOUR 2014

08 – St. Louis, MO (Melt)
09 – Indianapolis, IN (Vibes Music) w/ Mr. Clit and The Pink Cigarettes
10 – Cincinatti, OH (The Comet)
11 – Columbus, OH (Tree Bar)
13 – Brooklyn, NY (Palisades) w/ Prewar Yardsale + Phoebe Blue + Bluffing

UK
17 – Colchester (Lakeside Theatre)
18 – London (The Dalston Victoria)
19 – Nottingham (Spanky Van Dykes) w/ The Wave Pictures
20 – Norwich (Norwich Arts Center) w/ The Wave Pictures
21 – Sheffield – (The Rocking Chair)
23 – Perth (Green Room) + Schwervon! Guest Lecture at Perth College UHI @ 1pm
24 – Glasgow (The Old Hairdressers)
25 – Manchester (First Chop Brewing Arm) w/ The Wave Pictures
27 – Edinburgh (SummerHall) w/ The Wave Pictures

France
29 – Lille

Germany
30 – Koln (Tsunami)
31 – Bärenbach (Shorty’s)

NOVEMBER
01 – Bonn (Mausefalle 33 1/3)
02 – Tübingen (Münzgasse 13)
05 – Dresden (Nikkifaktur)
06 – Berlin (Antje Oeklesund)
07 – Leipzig (Raum der Kulturen)
08 – Regensburg (w1)
09 – Munich (Kafe Kult)
10 – Regensburg (Private show: email us for venue)
11 – Nurnberg (K4)
12 – Wetzlar (Franzis)
13 – Freiburg (Rang Teng Teng)
14 – Strasbourg, France (The Mudd Club)
15 – Zurich, Switzerland (Gonzo)
16 – Mulhouse, France (Private show: email us for venue)
17 – Lille
18 – Paris
19 – Hanover (venue – tbc)
20 – Hamburg (Astra Stube)
21 – Berlin
22 – Herdecke (Private show: email us for venue)
25- London
26- Birmingham
27- Sheffield
28- Glasgow

MORE DATES NOVEMBER 25th – DECEMBER 10th

10:57

10. Schwervon! – “Flaming Dragonfly” (Live)
also available on: Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / September 30, 2014

[SCHWERVON! play a "BROKEN TEETH" CD RELEASE PARTY! Friday, Octoner 3, at FOKL GALLERY with THE CAVE GIRLS, WICK & THE TRICKS, and DJ Memo.]

11:00 – Station I.D.

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

[Monta At Odds play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Saturday, Oct. 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

11:03 – Interview with Dedric Moore and Brenton Cook

Our friend, Brenton Cook is a computer programmer and volunteers as web administrator for the Midwest Music Foundation where is the curator of the Midwestern Audio local compilation CD series, currently working on volume 3. This spring Brenton launched his new Kansas City based record label called Haymaker Records. Releasing music from Jorge Arana Trio, Schwervon!, and Monta At Odds. More info at: http://www.haymakerrecords.net

Dedric Moore is the co-founder of two bands: Monta At Odds and Gemini Revolution, both based in KCK, both influential in the psychedelic and electronic music scene in KC and beyond. With Brenton Cook and Steve Tulipana of the recordBar, Dedric has been organizing the third annual KC Psychfest, happening Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 9, 10, and 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, KCMO, featuring 24 bands in three days. For more info visit: http://kcpsychfest.com/ or http://www.montamusic.com

Monta At Odds are based in Kansas City, Kansas. Their music has been described as Psych-Soul, Electronica, Indie, Space Rock, Ambient.

Current Members: Dedric Moore, Delaney Moore, Mika Tanaya, Alexander Thomas,

Past members: Sterling Holman, Bree Plaster, Brady Neely, Aaron Osbourne; Eric Bessenbacher, Zack Bozich, Ryan Shank, Jeremiah James, Samer Saba, Doug Hutchinson, Erin O’Neill, Sam Behrens, Luke Behrens, Sam Hughes, Tom Romero.

General Manager: Dedric Moore

Influences: Alpha, Orbital, Swayzak, Biosphere, LCD Soundsystem, Pink Floyd, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Underworld, Air, Tortoise, Sigur Ros, Morricone, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

11:13

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

[Monta At Odds play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Saturday, Oct. 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

11:17

3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Saturday, Oct. 11, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.

THURSDAY, OCT 9 – PRE-FEST KICKOFF PARTY

David Hasselhoff on Acid https://www.facebook.com/DHOAmusic?ref=br_tf
Baliff https://www.facebook.com/bailiffmusic
3 Son Green https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Son-Green/89583659620

FRIDAY, OCT 10

Gringo Star https://www.facebook.com/gringostarmusic
The Conquerors https://www.facebook.com/THEECONQUERORS
White Mystery https://www.facebook.com/WhiteMysteryBand
Darsombra https://www.facebook.com/darsombra
The Philistines https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilistines
Gemini Revolution https://www.facebook.com/geminirevolution
El Rey-Tones https://www.facebook.com/theraydashtones

SATURDAY, OCT 11

Thee Water Moccasins https://www.facebook.com/TheeWaterMoccasins
Monta At Odds https://www.facebook.com/montaatodds
Jorge Arana Trio https://www.facebook.com/jorgearanatrio
Magic Castles https://www.facebook.com/jorgearanatrio
Your Friend https://www.facebook.com/yourfriendtaryn
Quadrigarum http://vimeo.com/95609075
Cardio Mom https://partsofspeech.bandcamp.com/track/cardio-mom
C. Vadi https://www.facebook.com/cvadisounds
Psychic Heat https://www.facebook.com/PsychicHeat
Redder Moon https://www.facebook.com/redder.moon
Akkilles https://www.facebook.com/Akkilles
Ape Herring https://soundcloud.com/a-pairing

(lineup subject to change)

SPONSORS:
Seen Merch http://www.seenmerch.com/
Midwest Music Foundation https://www.facebook.com/midwestmusicfound
RecordBar https://www.facebook.com/recordBar
Haymaker Records https://www.facebook.com/haymakerrecords
Boulevard Brewery https://www.facebook.com/Boulevard
Mills Records https://www.facebook.com/MillsRecordCompany
C&C Drums C&C Drums

3rd annual KC Psychfest, is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 9, 10, and 11, at recordBar, featuring 24 bands in three days. For more info: http://kcpsychfest.com/

11:27

13. Gemini Revolution – “Floating Thoughts Under Dark Clouds”
from: My Mind Has Wings [EP] / Upstairs Recordings / November 1, 2013
[Dedric Moore, Delaney Moore, Mika Tayana. They were asked to perform at Pop Montreal Festival. Upstairs Recordings of Vancouver, Canada, released their self titled, full length debut to coincide with the festival.]

[Gemini Revolution play 3rd Annual KC Psychfest, Friday, Oct. 10, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

11:30 – Underwriting

11:31

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

[The Project H continue their monthly residency at the Westport Coffee House, at 4010 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO, tomorrow, October 2, at 8:00 pm - 10:00pm, playing a set of their original music and then a set of backing up vocalist Kelley Gant. They'll play some of her originals as well as covers from Jazzanova, Clare & The Reasons and Bjork.]

11:35 – Interview with Barclay Martin

Barclay Martin of Unbound with Bill Sundahl of KKFI 90.1 FM on the Oct. 1, 2014 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Barclay Martin of Unbound with Bill Sundahl of KKFI 90.1 FM on the Oct. 1, 2014 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Singer/songwriter Barclay Martin joined us to share music and stories about his recent trip to Madagascar with musician, drummer, engineer and producer, Giuliano Mingucci. The two friends and band mates spent a month recording music written by the local people of Madagascar. This project was produced by Unbound, formerly known as CFCA.

From Unbound.org’s website:

“Unbound is a humanitarian organization bringing people together to challenge poverty in new and innovative ways in 21 developing countries.

Our mission is to walk with the poor and marginalized of the world.

Unbound is a humanitarian organization working side by side with people of diverse faith traditions in 21 countries.

Unbound brings people together to challenge poverty in new and innovative ways.

Unbound inspires confidence and offer opportunity and encouragement to children and families living on the margins of society.

Unbound provides direct financial support and encouragement to children and families living on the margins of society. We are a movement of dedicated people challenging poverty in new and innovative ways.

In 21 countries around the world, Unbound serves over 300,000 children, youth and elderly people thanks to the generous support of more than 270,000 sponsors.

Unbound delivers direct financial assistance and services to individuals, backed by community-based support groups and microlending programs.

15. Voices of Madagascar – “Be Kibo Sy Be Lamaody”
from: Voices of Unbound: Madagascar / Unbound / November 7, 2014
[The Voices of Unbound: Madagascar CD was created to celebrate the talent and culture of our Unbound community. The songs in this collection are entirely their own, and passed on to us to share with the world. Proceeds from each sale go to support education everywhere Unbound works.]

Barclay Martin recently traveled with musician, drummer, engineer and producer, Giuliano Mingucci. The two spent a month recording music written by the local people of Madagascar. The music was recorded in make-shift studios, field recordings, in people’s homes and villages.

from Unbound.org

“THIS MUSIC WAS BORN IN DUSTY STREETS, AND IN FIELDS THAT ECHO THE SOUND OF LIFE SURROUNDING.

Its beauty is raw and unregimented—it can’t be held captive. Because songs like these have hands. They till the land, reaching closer to the heartbeat of a people. It is a call to feel the vibration of life at ground level.

With borrowed instruments, the environment instills vital breath into each song. Amidst fragile and failing systems, each musician has made their song a celebration, and their once-muted voices represent a new arrival.

This collection is evidence that life is abundant in these humble habitations, and that a response to the questions of our time might lie in these songs and in these places.

The solution has always been there.

And it sounds like music.”

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16. Voices of Madagascar – “Zori Zety”
from: Voices of Unbound: Madagascar / Unbound / November 7, 2014
[The Voices of Unbound: Madagascar CD was created to celebrate the talent and culture of our Unbound community. The songs in this collection are entirely their own, and passed on to us to share with the world. Proceeds from each sale go to support education everywhere Unbound works.]

Unbound presents, HEMISPHERES: Sound Photographs from Madagascar. “Blending photography, music, interactive media and brilliant immersive imagery, HEMISPHERES surrounds the senses, traveling to unspoken corners of this remote island nation.” Barclay Martin and Giuliano Mingucci’s recordings of all Malagasy music is called, “Voices of Unbound: Madagascar,” and the CD will be available at this exhibit to be held: November 7 & 8, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, at The Living Room Theatre, 1818 McGee St. KCMO

11:58

Next week on Wed, October 8, we’ll play The MidCoast Sound from: Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Loose Park, The Lucky, Old Sound, The Sexy Accident, Kristie Stremel, The Quivers, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, AY Musik, Shy Boys, Sara Swenson, and more. We’ll also welcome Marion Merritt and Betse Ellis as our co-host for the entire show as we bring you aou Fall On Air Fund Drive. We have some very special Thank you Gifts for those who donate to keep this show oand radio station on the air.

A few notes:

Betse Ellis will play Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, on Wednesday, October 8, at 8:00pm when she joins The Hillbenders on stage.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play Midland Theatre, TONIGHT! Oct. 1, opening for B.B. King.

11:59:30

17. 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:
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #545

Wednesday MidDay Medley Explores the KC Psych Fest

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, October 1, 2014

White Rabbit!
+ Barclay Martin
+ KC Psych Fest with Dedric Moore & Brenton Cook
+ Matt & Nan of Schwervon!

WHITE RABBIT!

WHITE RABBIT!

Mark features more New & Midcoastal Releases from: Monta At Odds, Jorge Arano Trio, Gemini Revolution, The Conquerors, Akkilles, Thee Water Moccasins, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Schwervon!, Katy Guillen & The Girls, The Project H, Empires, Avi Buffalo, and TOPS.

At 10:30, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Barclay Martin joins us to share music and stories about his recent trip to Madagascar with musician, drummer, engineer and producer, Giuliano Mingucci. The two friends and band mates spent a month recording music written by the local people of Madagascar. This project was produced by Unbound, formerly known as CFCA. The recording of all Malagasy music will be released this month, October, 2014. Barclay Martin and Giuliano Mingucci produced and engineered this recording. “It’s a lovely story.” – Barclay Martin

For more info visit: http://kcpsychfest.com/

For more info visit: http://kcpsychfest.com/

At 11:00, Dedric Moore of the KCK based bands Gemini Revolution and Monta At Odds, and Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records, join us to share music and information about the THIRD annual KC Psych Fest, October 9, 10 & 11, at the RecordBar, 1020 Westport Road, featuring 24 bands in three days. For more info visit: http://kcpsychfest.com/

Nan Turner and Matthew Louis Roth of Schwervon! Photo by Erica Peterson

Nan Turner and Matthew Louis Roth of Schwervon!
Photo by Erica Peterson

At 11:30 Matthew Roth and Nan Turner of Schwervon! join us to talk about their upcoming shows, their big European tour, and their new album, “Broken Teeth” to be released on Haymaker Records on September 30th. This will be the first entry in the label’s new Home-Fi Series. Schwervon! will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. More info at http://www.schwervon.com

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

Show #545

WMM Playlist from September 24, 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, September 24, 2014

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
+ Guest DJ – Artist Joey Grimm
+ The Sexy Accident

1. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
from: We Burned The Cane Field / Independent / October 6, 2012
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his Mother, Ruth Ward, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas city's Element Recording by Joel Nanos.]

[Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear play The Blue Note in Columbia, this Friday, September 26, at 9:30 pm opening for the Music Maker Blues Revue]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play Midland Theatre, October 1, opening for B.B. King]

10:05 – Interview with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear consist of Madisen Ward and his mother, Ruth Ward. Madisen was born in Oklahoma, and grew up in the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 2007. Madisen’s journey to become a musician, was “melodically passed down” through the songs of his mother. In 2012 the duo released their EP, “We Burned The Cane Field.” They first played LIVE our show on July 10, 2013, and returned later, to help us celebrate our 500th show. With aspects of folk, blues, spiritual, soul, their music overflows from category because it is so heartfelt, rich, and incredibly special. They were the buzz of the Crossroads Music Festival in early september and have caught the attention of the local music scene with stellar performances this past spring and summer at Unity Temple, Davey’s Uptown, recordBar, Coda, Westport Saloon, and The Buffalo Room.

But people across the country are also taking notice of Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, with the duo’s recent shows in: St. Louis, Joplin, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, opening for Phosphorescent. Last week they played the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, in a special “invite only” showcase in the Blue Room at Third Man Records where Adam Gold of Rollingstone.com wrote, “The duo’s raw, inscrutable chemistry was in full effect as they handily made a case as an inevitable force to be reconed with in the days to come.”

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear play The Blue Note in Columbia, this Friday, September 26, at 9:30 pm, opening for the Music Maker Blues Revue

Next week Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will open for BB King, on Wednesday, October 1, at The Midland Theatre, in Kansas City.

Two weeks ago we were writing about how Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear were the buzz of the Crossroads Music Festival, but since then they’ve also become the buzz of the Americana Music Festival in Nashville where they’ve captured the attention of the national music press. Madisen AND Ruth told us about the Third Man Records / New Port Folk showcase, and about how they weren’t aware that the room was packed with industry insiders, they just wanted to give the people a good show.

Adam Gold of rollingstone.com who was present in the room wrote, “Watching mother-and-son duo Ruth and Madisen Ward bring a-hundred-or-so tastemakers and industry insiders to collective awe-struck silence with a stunning set of soulful coffeehouse folk at an invite-only showcase in the Blue Room at Third Man Records, it was hard to believe this was one of the virtually unknown group’s first gigs outside its native Kansas City. Drawing on influences ranging from Tom Waits to Tracy Chapman for fully realized, stellar songs marked by tranquil acoustic guitar interplay and singer Madisen Ward’s otherworldly tenor — a sundry palette of colors with which the 26-year-old painted character-driven scenes of small-town Midwestern life, emoting like a young, falsetto-capable Paul Robeson — the duo’s raw, inscrutable chemistry was in full effect as they handily made a case as an inevitable force to be reckoned with in the days to come.”

Madisen and the Mama Bear just recently signed on with the William Morris Endeavor Agency. They now have a national agent who will represent them and guide them with touring and recording projects.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are doing a lot more touring, getting out on the road, and have written enough new songs that they are ready to get into the recording studio.

The Duo’s recent show at the Americana Music Festival was a return trip for Madisen and Ruth because back in August they traveled through Nashville on their way to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to perform for a showcase, and open for Phosphorescent.

Next week Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will open for BB King, on Wednesday, October 1, at The Midland Theatre, in Kansas City.

Ruth Ward and Madisen Ward performing "Find it in the Mail" live on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Ruth Ward and Madisen Ward performing “Find it in the Mail” live on Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:13

2. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – “Find It In The Mail” (Live)

10:18

Next week Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will open for BB King, on Wednesday, October 1, at The Midland Theatre, in Kansas City.

Madisen Ward grew up listening to his mother play in coffee houses around the country. He started playing guitar in his later teen years and then started singing.

Madisen talked about how after high school he started writing songs for he and his mother to perform together.

Ruth you told the Deli KC that you were “learning a lot from my son while enjoying the process as well. I feel like we’re tackling music in ways I never have before.”

Ruth told us during the interview that on her way into the studio this morning she told Madisen that she trusted him, and that she hasn’t always been able to say that about other musical collaborators in her life.

“We Burned the Cane Field,” was produced by Joel Nanos, of Element Recording. Today is Joel’s birthday!

11:25

3. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – “Hell Better Make Room” (Live)

10:30

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear play The Blue Note in Columbia, this Friday, September 26, at 9:30 pm, opening for the Music Maker Blues Revue

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will open for BB King, on Wednesday, October 1, at The Midland Theatre, in Kansas City.

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

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with members of The Sexy Accident

4. The Sexy Accident -“The Fictions All I Got (Sometimes)”
from: Lavender 3 / Independent / October 4, 2014
[Produced, engineered and mixed by Steve Fisk. Recorded at Westend, Kansas City. Mixed at Steve’s house in Seattle. All songs written by Jesse Kates and arranged by Jesse Kates, Daniel Torrence, Camry Ivory, Mark Hamblin and Kristin Smith. Guest starring Laurel Parks, Sascha Groschang, Sean Nelson, Ashley Porter, Jim Daniels, Amy Laemmli and Tobias Kates. Josh Williams recorded pianos and organ at BRC, Kansas City. Riccardo Schulz recorded Jim Daniels at Johnny Costa Jazz Studio, Pittsburgh. Alex Austyn recorded some guitars, singing and a glock at Digital Pulse, Kansas City. Mastering by Ed Brooks at RFI, Seattle.]

[The Sexy Accident, play a Book/Album release show on Oct 4, at 7:00 pm, at the Buffalo Room.]

The Kansas City based band, The Sexy Accident, led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Jesse Kates, decided to release their fifth LP, Lavender 3, as a 48-page, 9-inch square silver cloth-covered hardback book featuring fourteen works of visual art, complete lyrics, interviews with the band, and exclusive photographs. There will be a Book/Album release show on October 4, at 7:00 pm , at the Buffalo Room. Tulsa’s Kalyn Barnoski and Rachel La Vonne will opening the show at 8:00 pm, followed by The Sexy Accident at 9:00 pm. Animator Galadriel Thompson of DarkHeart Girlfriends Club will project her visions on unfurled bolts of muslin. Paintings by Steph Toth Kates Art will also be displayed.

Joining us from the band were: Jesse Kates, Camry Ivory, Kristin Smith with artist Galadriel Thompson.

Jesse, talked about why the band decided to release The Sexy Accident’s 5th full length release as a 48 page hardback book.

This is the band’s 3rd full length release working with famed Seattle producer Steve Fisk.

Camry Ivory joined the band in 2010 and has now worked on 2 EPs and 2 full length recordings with The Sexy Accident and also with producer Steve Fisk. Camry talked about working with Steve.

Camry has been performing a lot as a solo artist and is also as part of the group, I Found A Job, playing the music of Talking Heads, as well as Anna Cole and the Other Lovers, and several other bands. Camry talked about how she had a chance to grow in the band and is now singing lead vocals on several tracks.

Jesse talked about how Kristin Smith brought a lot to the record. How Kristin really helped steer a lot of the suspensions, and sevenths, and things like that. “We’ve got a lot more harmony, and the chords are richer than they were on the last record. A lot of that was Kristin’s influence. That was what she brought.”

Kristin talked about how, like Camry, this was her first band.

In the interview in the book Steve talks about “The weaving of the keyboards, all of the keyboard arrangements that went down live, in most of the situations, which for me is always going to be musically superior. They’re all metric and rhythm related, and locked with the guitar parts. You could certainly overdub them to make them right, but if you get all of that going in a room with live drums, it makes it one step closer to Memphis.”

Galadriel Thompson is an animation artist and who will be projecting her images throughout the room the night of the album/book release show.

Lavender 3, as a 48-page, 9-inch square silver cloth-covered hardback book featuring fourteen works of visual art, complete lyrics, interviews with band, exclusive photographs.

The Sexy Accident Book/Album release show on Oct 4, at 7:00 pm, at the Buffalo Room. Tulsa’s Kalyn Barnoski & Rachel La Vonne will open the show, followed by The Sexy Accident at 9:00 pm. The room itself will mesmerize as animator Galadriel Thompson of DarkHeart Girlfriends Club will projects her visions on unfurled bolts of muslin. Paintings by Steph Toth Kates Art will also be displayed. More at: http://music.sexyaccident.com

10:55

5. The Sexy Accident -“It’s Just Real”
from: Lavender 3 / Independent / October 4, 2014
[Produced, engineered and mixed by Steve Fisk. Recorded at Westend, Kansas City. Mixed at Steve’s house in Seattle. All songs written by Jesse Kates and arranged by Jesse Kates, Daniel Torrence, Camry Ivory, Mark Hamblin and Kristin Smith. Guest starring Laurel Parks, Sascha Groschang, Sean Nelson, Ashley Porter, Jim Daniels, Amy Laemmli and Tobias Kates. Josh Williams recorded pianos and organ at BRC, Kansas City. Riccardo Schulz recorded Jim Daniels at Johnny Costa Jazz Studio, Pittsburgh. Alex Austyn recorded some guitars, singing and a glock at Digital Pulse, Kansas City. Mastering by Ed Brooks at RFI, Seattle.]

[The Sexy Accident, play a Book/Album release show on Oct 4, at 7:00 pm, at the Buffalo Room.]

6. Perfume Genius – “Don’t Let Them In”
from: Too Bright / Matador / Sept. 23, 2014

[Perfume Genius plays The Riot Room, Mon. Sept. 29.]

11:00 – Station I.D.

7. The New Pornographers – “Brill Bruisers”
from: Brill Bruisers / Matador / August 26, 2014
[The first single from the 6th studio album from the Canadian indie rock band formed in 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Members include: Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman, and Blaine Thurier]

11:05 – Guest DJ Joey Grimm

Laura Diggs, Guest DJ - Joey Grimm, and Jules Slutsky

Laura Diggs, Guest DJ – Joey Grimm, and Jules Slutsky

Joey Grimm was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in De Soto, Kansas. He became interested in making moving sculptures as a result of tinkering with cars and learning how engines operate. For over ten years, Grimm worked with kinetic sculptors Jim Woodfill, Graham Lane, and Mac MacClanahan on projects ranging from small kinetic sculptures to producing high speed art cars. After receiving his BFA from the Kansas City Art institute in 2010, he attended the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Delaware where he is researched and producing kinectic sculpture. After completing his studies, Grimm moved to Brooklyn in New York City, where Joey has started his own business with artist Jordan Johnsoin called Made In Americana, a custom building company, creating various objects and funiture. More info at: http://www.madeinamericana.com. Joey Grimm is back in Kansas City with his partner Jules, and a few other friends.

Joining Joey on the show was is girlfriend Jules Slutsky, and his Aunt Laura Diggs.

Jules Slutsky is a native of Brooklyn, her parents were artists and she is a photographer.

Laura Diggs is an artist now based in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

8. Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers – “Double Chocolate Malted”
from: It’s Time For Jonathan Richman & Modern Lovers / Upside Records / 1986

11:18

9. Cotton Jones – “Up A Tree (Went This Heart I Have”
from: Paranoid Cocoon / Suicide Squeeze Records / Jan 27, 2009 [Formerly The Cotton Jones Basket Ride, is an indie folk band, with elements of psychedelic folk, dream pop, baroque pop, and Americana, based in Cumberland, Maryland. Michael Nau (born October 31, 1984) is the lead singer-songwriter and plays guitar, Whitney McGraw (born July 20, 1986) is on keyboards, organ, and electronic autoharp, Todd Gowans (born February 4, 1986) is on lead electric guitar, and Greg Bender is on bass. The signature sound of the band is Michael Nau and his wife Whitney McGraw's ethereal vocal harmonies.]

10. Kurt Vile – “Shame Chamber”
from: Walkin On A Pretty Daze / Matador / April 8, 2013
[Kurt Samuel Vile (born January 3, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He best known for his solo career and as a former member of indie rock band The War on Drugs, with whom he recorded one full studio album. Both in the studio and during live performances, Vile is accompanied by his backing band, The Violators, which currently includes multi-instrumentalists Jesse Trbovich and Rob Laakso, alongside drummer Kyle Spence.]

11:30 – Underwriting

11. Talking Heads – “Nothing But Flowers”
from: Naked / Fly-Sire / 1988
[Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in NYC and active until 1991. The band was comprised of David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Other musicians also regularly made appearances in concert and on the group's albums. The new wave style of Talking Heads combined elements of punk rock, art rock, avant-garde, pop, funk, world music, and Americana. Frontman and songwriter David Byrne contributed whimsical, esoteric lyrics to the band's songs, and emphasized their showmanship through various multimedia projects and performances. Critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine described Talking Heads as being "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits." In 2002, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four of the band's albums appeared on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.]

12. The Clash – “Lost In The Supermarket”
from: London Calling / Epic Records / December 14, 1979
[Produced by Guy Stevens, it is credited to the Strummer/Jones songwriting partnership. It was released on their third studio album. Although it features Mick Jones on lead vocals, the song was written by Joe Strummer. The supermarket in question was The International, located at 471-473 Kings Road, beneath the World's End Estate. 31 Whistler Walk was where Joe lived at the time with his girlfriend Gaby Salter, her two younger brothers and her mother.]

13. Neil Young – “Unknown Legend”
from: Harvest Moon / Reprise / October 23, 1992
[20th studio album by Neil Young. Many of the musicians appearing on it also appeared on his 1972 album Harvest, and it is considered by many to be like a "sequel" to Harvest. Recovering from a case of tinnitus that had come about after the recording of 1990's Ragged Glory and its subsequent tour (which produced 1991's Weld and Arc), Young was determined to return to the studio. Returning to Nashville and joining up with compatriots like Ben Keith, Young put down the electric guitar, returning to the acoustic guitar, piano and banjo that had dominated albums such as Harvest, Comes a Time and Old Ways.The album earned the 1994 Juno Award for album of the year.]

14. David Bowie – “Space Oddity”
from: David Bowie / Parlophone Records / 1969
[released as a music single in July 1969. It is about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut. Besides its title, which clearly alludes to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the introduction to the song is a barely audible instrumental build-up that is analogous to the deep bass tone in Also Sprach Zarathustra that is prominently used in the film. The lyrics have also been seen to lampoon the British space programme. The song appears on the album David Bowie (also known as Space Oddity). The song was awarded the 1969 Ivor Novello Award, together with Peter Sarstedt's "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?". "Space Oddity" became so well known that Bowie's second album, originally released as David Bowie in the UK (like his first album), was renamed after the track for its 1972 reissue by RCA Records, and has since become known by this name. It was used by U2 during their 360° Tour (2009-2011). It was played over the public address system preceding the band's arrival on stage. In 2013, the song gained renewed popularity after it was covered by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who performed the song while aboard the International Space Station, and therefore became the first music video shot in space. This video was removed from YouTube on May 13, 2014: despite Bowie's explicit wishes that Hadfield be fully licensed to record the song and produce the video, the song is owned — and its copyright controlled — by Bowie's publisher, who granted Hadfield license to the song for only one year. Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs "Ashes to Ashes" and "Hallo Spaceboy". German singer Peter Schilling's 1983 hit "Major Tom (Coming Home)" is written as a retelling of the song.]

11:58

Next week: on Wed, October 4, we’ll more New & Midcoastal Releases from: Monta At Odds, Jorge Arano Trio, Gemini Revolution, The Conquerors, Akkilles, Thee Water Moccasins, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Schwervon!

At 10:30, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Barclay Martin joins us to share music and stories about his recent trip to Madagascar with musician, drummer, engineer and producer, Giuliano Mingucci. Their recording of all Malagasy music will be released in October.

In our second hour Dedric Moore of the KCK based bands Gemini Revolution and Monta At Odds, and Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records, join us to share music and information about the THIRD annual KC Psych Fest, October 9, 10 & 11, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, featuring 24 bands in three days..PLUS the band Schwervon! will join us and play live on the show!

11:59:30

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

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

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

Show #544

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

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, September 24, 2014

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
+ Guest DJ – Artist Joey Grimm
+ The Sexy Accident

Mark features more New & Midcoastal Releases from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, The Sexy Accident, Hearts of Darkness, and Perfume Genius.

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At 10:00, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear return to Wednesday MidDay Medley for their 4th appearance in 14 months. They will perform live in our 90.1 FM Studios. This modern soulful folk duo was the buzz of the Crossroads Music Festival and have caught the attention of the local music scene with stellar performances this past spring and summer at Unity Temple, Davey’s Uptown, recordBar, Coda, Westport Saloon, and The Buffalo Room. The’ve also recently played shows in St. Louis, Joplin, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, opening for Phosphorescent. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will open for BB King, Wednesday, October 1, at The Midland Theatre, in Kansas City. More info at http://www.facebook.com/MadisenWardAndTheMamaBear

At 10:35 Mark welcomes members of the Kansas City based band, The Sexy Accident. Led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Jesse Kates, the band decided to release their fifth LP, Lavender 3, as a hardback book. There will be a Book/Album release show on October 4, at 7:00 pm , at the Buffalo Room. This FREE, all-ages, cabaret-style soirée will include Tulsa’s Kalyn Barnoski and Rachel La Vonne opening the show at 8:00 pm, followed by The Sexy Accident at 9:00 pm. The room itself will mesmerize as animator Galadriel Thompson of DarkHeart Girlfriends Club projects her visions on unfurled bolts of muslin. Paintings by Steph Toth Kates Art will also be displayed. More info at: http://music.sexyaccident.com

At 11:00 Artist Joey Grimm returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley as guest DJ. Joey has been living, working, teaching, creating in Brooklyn, New York City. Joey was born in Kansas City, after receiving his BFA from the Kansas City Art institute in 2010, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Delaware where he is researched and produced kinetic sculpture. More info at http://www.joeygrimm.com

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Show #544

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, September 17, 2014

Spinning Records With Mills
+ Margo May

1. Ben Watt – “Forget”
from: Hendra (Deluxe Version) / Unmade Road – Caroline Interntional / April 14, 2014
[The second studio album released b Ben Watt, born December 6, 1962, an English musician, DJ, record producer and radio presenter, best known as one half of the duo Everything but the Girl.y the English singer, author and multi-instrumentalist Ben Watt on April 15, 2014. The record is a collaboration with Bernard Butler (Suede) and features a guest-appearance by David Gilmour.]

We welcomed back to Wednesday MidDay Medley: Judy Mills and Chris LaBeau of Mills Record Company, who joined us for our first hour as “Guest Producers” spinning brand new vinyl and classic and rare used vinyl from both sides of the store.

Judy Mills is a native of Pittsburg, Kansas. She attended Kansas State, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. Judy Mills worked as a teaching assistant, and an adjunct professor, teaching writing and English. She worked at Johnson County Community College. She worked as an account executive for Clinique, and then worked for several years at Restoration Hardware, until the Leawood store closed and she took a hiatus. After about a year of taking a break Judy Mills began to focus on her new vision, and in early May, 2013, Judy opened, Mills Record Company, at 314 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Christian LaBeau was born in Ontario, Canada but grew up in St Louis, Missouri for most of his life. He moved to Kansas City in 2006. Chris worked for Streetside Records from 1996 to 2011 in both St Louis and Kansas City. Chris joined Mills Record Co in June 2013. Chris was in a few bands in St Louis. Since 2008 Chris has been working as a DJ in Kansas City playing soul records under the name. “The Dropout Boogie”

Judy is brought new releases, and Christian brought in some rare vinyl.

This past spring Mills Record Company celebrated their first year, and now they’re in the process of expanding into the next door space, doubling the size of the store at 314 Westport Road. The new space will house the store’s vast used vinyl collection, currently in two separate storage facilities. The new space will also have a stage in the front window area for live, in-store performances.

Learn more about Mills Record Company at: http://www.MillsRecordCompany.com

10:10

2. Karen O – “Ooo”
from: Crush Songs / Cult Records / September 9, 2014
[Debut studio album by Karen Lee Orzolek (born November 22, 1978),better known by her stage name Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer and musician. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was released by Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records. The songs were written at a time of emotional discomfort for Karen O. "When I was 27 I crushed a lot. I wasn't sure I'd ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was an ever continuing love crusade", she explained in a statement posted on her website.]

3. Twin Peaks – “I Found A New Way”
from: Wild Onion / Grand Jury Music / August 5, 2014
[Chicago based 4-piece band who list Bowie and Bolan as influences]

10:17

4. Death From Above 1979 – “The Physical World” (VINYL)
from: The Physical World / Last Gang Eecords – Warner Bros. / September 9, 2014
[The second album from the Canadian punk rock duo from Toronto, Ontario. Their first full-length album, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine, was released in late 2004 on Last Gang Records. The band broke up in 2006, but announced a reunion in 2011. Death from Above 1979 consists of Jesse F. Keeler on bass, synths, and backing vocals, and Sebastien Grainger on vocals and drums. They were signed to Last Gang Records for the world with license arrangements with Vice Recordings in the U.S., 679 Recordings in the UK, and JVC in Japan. Although they reportedly met at a Sonic Youth concert, they sometimes jokingly claimed to have met in prison, on a pirate ship, or in a gay bar, leading some journalists and fans to believe these stories. They also claimed to have once lived in a funeral home. The reason for the seemingly arbitrary date 1979 comes from Grainger's birth date. He responded to being asked why they chose it: "1979 is the year of my birth, 1979 is the year of Off the Wall, 1979 is the year of The Pleasure Principle, 1979 is the last year of the last cool decade, 1979 is scratched into my arm, 1979 is scratched into my arm, 1979 is scratched into my fucking arm." He also stated in an interview given to MTV: "I was born that year, and it's never going to be wrong."It was speculated that the seemingly random year came from Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now, as the words "Death from Above" can be found on a logo on the Huey Helicopters that carry the main character and his crew in the Vietnam War. However, Grainger has asserted that this is simply a coincidence.]

10:24

5. The Wytches – “Gravedweller”
from: Annabel Dream Reader / Partisan / August 25
[English three-piece surf-psych band formed in 2011 in Peterborough, and now based in Brighton. The band consists of singer-songwriter Kristian Bell, drummer Gianni Honey and bassist Daniel Rumsey. On 4 February 2014, the band announced they had signed with Heavenly Recordings and released Gravedweller as a free digital single. The band also signed to Partisan Records in the US. Annabel Dream Reader was recorded over two days at Toe Rag Studios in Hackney, London and co-produced by Bell and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones. The album was recorded and mixed by Luke Oldfield on an 8-track Studer A80.]

6. My Brightest Diamond – “Pressure”
from: This Is my Hand (Prismatic Edition) / Asthmatic Kitty / September 16, 2014
[Fourth studio album from My Brightest Diamond, the project of singer–songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shara Worden. The band has released four studio albums, 2006's Bring Me the Workhorse, 2008's A Thousand Shark's Teeth and 2011's All Things Will Unwind, along with remix albums Tear It Down and Shark Remixes, Volumes 1-4. Worden has also recorded and performed with The Decemberists (as "The Queen" on their album Hazards of Love) and Sufjan Stevens' albums Illinoise and The Age of Adz.]

10:33 – Underwriting
10:35

7. Bo Diddley – “Elephant Man” (VINYL)
from: Black Gladiator / Checker / 1970
[17th full length release out of 27 from Ellas Otha Bates (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), born in McComb, Mississippi, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American R&B vocalist, guitarist and songwriter (usually as Ellas McDaniel). He was also known as The Originator because of his key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll, and rock, influencing a host of acts, including Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, The Velvet Underground, The Who, The Yardbirds, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, and The Beatles, among others. He introduced more insistent, driving rhythms and a hard-edged electric guitar sound on a wide-ranging catalog of songs, along with African rhythms and a signature beat (a simple five-accent clave rhythm) that remains a cornerstone of hip hop, rock and pop.Accordingly, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and a Grammy Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was known in particular for his technical innovations, including his trademark rectangular guitar.]

8. Bobby “Blue” Bland – “Don’t Cry No More” (VINYL)
from: Two Steps From The Blues / Duke – MCA / 1961
[Debut album from Robert Calvin “Bobby” Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), was an American blues singer. Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with the blues and R&B. He was described as “among the great storytellers of blues and soul music… [who] created tempestuous arias of love, betrayal and resignation, set against roiling, dramatic orchestrations, and left the listener drained but awed.” He was sometimes referred to as the “Lion of the Blues” and as the “Sinatra of the Blues”; his music was also influenced by Nat King Cole. Bland was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1981, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described him as “second in stature only to B.B. King as a product of Memphis’s Beale Street blues scene.”]

10:44

9. Julee Cruise – “I Remember” (VINYL)
from: Floating Into The Night / Warner Bros. / September 8, 1989
[American singer, songwriter, actress and musician, born December 1, 1956, in Creston, Iowa. With a distinctive airy voice, Cruise has recorded four albums, but is probably best known for "Falling", the theme song for the cult U.S. television series Twin Peaks. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she collaborated with composer Angelo Badalamenti and film director David Lynch, who produced and wrote the lyrics for many of her released songs. Cruise is also a songwriter in her own right. She is married to Edward Grinnan, Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts magazine and best-selling author of The Promise of Hope.]

10. Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Happy House” (VINYL)
from: Kaleidoscope / Polydor / August 1, 1980
[Third studio album by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bass guitarist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation". The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era." Their music combined elements of pop and avant-garde. The Banshees also became inspirational in the creation of the gothic rock genre. They disbanded in 1996, with Siouxsie and drummer Budgie continuing to record music as The Creatures, a second band they had formed in the early 1980s. In 2004, Siouxsie began a solo career.]

11. The Misfits – “We Are 138” (VINYL)
from: Beware [EP] / Armageddon-Spartan-Plan 9 Records / January 1980
[3120 copies pressed for release in the UK to promote their 1979 tour. The sleeve artwork was not finished in time, and it was not actually released until after the tour in January 1980. "We Are 138" was originally on the "Bullet" 7" EP. . The Misfits are an American band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, the group had a fluctuating lineup during its first six years with Danzig and bassist Jerry Only as the only consistent members. During this time they released several EPs and singles, and with Only's brother Doyle as guitarist, the albums Walk Among Us (1982) and Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983), both considered touchstones of the early-1980s hardcore punk movement. The Misfits disbanded in 1983 and Danzig went on to form Samhain and then the eponymous Danzig. Several albums of reissued and previously unreleased material were issued after the group's dissolution, and their music became influential to punk rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock music of the late 1990s and early 2000s.]

10:56

Mills Record Company instores:
Friday September 19 -
Saturday, September 20 –

Mills Record Company, at 314 Westport Rd, KCMO. Learn more about Mills Record Company at: http://www.MillsRecordCompany.com

11:00 – Station ID

Music from the Plaza Art Fair

12. Miry Wild – “To the Ends of the Earth”
from: Miry Wild [EP] / Independent / May 3, 2014
[Kansas City, Missoouri, based 5 member folk-pop band made up of friends: Katelyn Miles- Upright Bass & Bass Guitar, Julia Hamilton- Guitar & Lead Vocals, Havilah Powers- Vocals, Emily Marriott- Drums, Holly Grimwood- Piano, Guitar, Vocals. To hear their music you can visit: http://www.mirywild.bandcamp.com%5D

[Miry Wild play Ink Magazine's Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Sunday, September 21, at 3:00pm]

13. The Grisly Hand – “Still Feelin’ Blue”
from: Western Avenue / Independent / February 1, 2012
["Still Feelin' Blue" by Gram Parsons. The band is working on a new full length recording.The Grisly Hand 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).]

[The Grisly Hand play Kauffman Stadium TONIGHT before the baseball game.]

[The Grisly Hand play Ink's Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at 9:00pm]

14. Kirsten Paludan & Key Party – “Siberia”
from: Up All Night / Independent / December 21, 2013
[Recorded at Element Studios, KCMO, February - November 2012. Produced by Kirsten Paludan and David Gaume. Engineered and mixed by David Gaume. Additional tracking on 'Siberia' by Joel Nanos. Cover artwork: 'Moon' by Jeremy Rockwell. Design: Studio Ike. Photo: Jeffrey McKee.]

[Key Party play Ink Magazine's Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at Noon]

15. Josh Berwanger – “Bullets of Change”
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."]

[Josh Berwanger Band plays Ink's Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at 4:00]

11:13 – Underwriting

11:15 – Interview with Margo May

16. Margo May – “Bad To Me” (Live)
A song that will be on Margo May’s upcoming folk release

Margo May playing live on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 17, 1014

Margo May playing live on Wednesday MidDay Medley, September 17, 1014

Joe Cuello, of MTV Creative Music Integration said this about margo May – “Her melodic, gentle songwriting and performing capture a sound that is tough to pull off, but she does so, perfectly. Innocence in songs is a balancing act Margo May somehow pulls off, and the songs have a beautiful simplicity that can be moving in a very quiet way.”

Margo May grew up in Kansas City. She has worked as an actor at The Coterie Theatre. She Studied Liberal Arts and English at University of Missouri – Kansas City. Margo made her national network television debut in the 2010 season of American Idol. Her Debut recording “Summerof” was one of our favorite recordings of 2010 and has received critical acclaim. She was the winner of the 2010 Pitch Music Award for Best Emerging Act. Since then Margo has played all over Kansas City, Portland, Oregon, Austin, Texas. Margo has released several albums of her own original music as well as several collaborations and remixes. She is currently working on a new release.

Margo May is working on a new record with Tim Harte of Mother Russia helping as Producer. The recording will be live first takes. Doby Watson is joining Margo on the tracks.

Margo May is also collaborating with David Bennett of Akkilles, who is also helping her record the same songs but in a different process.

11:21

17. Margo May – “Earth Angel” (Live)
A song that will be on Margo May’s upcoming folk release

Margo May plays Thursday, September 18, at 9:00 pm, at The Tank Room, with her sister Aileen May, Miss Conception, and Calvin Arsenia.

Margo May will be in concert Thursday, September 25 at the recordBar, at 7:00 pm.

Margo May collaborated with producer Elias Abid for last year’s summer release “runaway Island.”

Margo May recently had a speaking role in a lifetime movie starring Tony Goldwyn.

11:33

18. Margo May – “I’m Not Coming Home” (Live)
A song that will be on Margo May’s upcoming folk release

To hear Margo May’s music visit: http://www.margomay.bandcamp.com

Margo May plays Thursday, September 18, at 9:00 pm, at The Tank Room with her sister Aileen May, Miss Conception, and Calvin Arsenia.

Margo May will be in concert Thursday, September 25 at the recordBar, at 7:00 pm.

11:39

19. Dolls On Fire – “We Are The Lucky Ones”
from: Synesthesia / Independent / Expected December 2014
[A new song to be included in the band's upcoming second full-length release, recorded at Weights & Measures Soundlab and Atzero Studios / Mixed and mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures. The band's debut album "Ladies and Gentlemen…" was in our 112 Best Recordings of 2012. Dolls on Fire include: Zach Hodson on lead vocals & guitar, Rachel Jaggard on lead vocals & keys, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Mark Johnson on drums ]

[Dolls on Fire play Ink's Music stage at The Plaza Art Fair, Saturday, September 20, at 11:00 am]

20. Scruffy & The Janitors – “Ms. Crucio”
from: Anglo / This Tall Records / June 13, 2014
[St. Joe based trio of Steven Foster - Vocals/Bass, Teriq Newton - Guitar/Vocals, and Trevin Newton - Drums. Recorded by Kiley Bodenhamer, Mixed by Chad Hasledalen, Mastered by Albert Born. All songs written by Scruffy & The Janitors and subject to copyright and BMI.]

[I HEART LOCAL MUSIC PRESENTS: Scruffy & The Janitors, Psychic Heat, and Josh Berwanger Band, at The Jackpot in Lawrence September 26.]

11:50 – Women who will blow you away with their voice

21. Mary Bridget Davies – “Me And Bobby McGee”
from: A Night With Janis Joplin (Original Broadway Cast Recording) / Broadway Records / January 17, 2014
[Mary Bridget Davies (born August 30, 1978)[1] is an American singer and actress. She performs with her own band, The Mary Bridget Davies Group, and is also known as a premiere interpreter of Janis Joplin’s music. She received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance as Janis in A Night with Janis Joplin. Her band The Mary Bridget Davies Group released an album with original songs in 2011 titled Wanna Feel Somethin.]

[Mary Bridget Davies plays 90.1 FM KKFI's - Blues Kitchen 15 Year Anniversary Show, Saturday, September 27, at Knuckleheads, with Katy Guillen & The Girls, Junebug & the Porchlights, and 4 Fried Chickens & A Coke.]

22. Allen-Lamun Band – “Too Blue Not To Come Back Home”
from: All In The Numbers / Mad Left Music / September 30, 2013
[Dave Allen and Laura Lamun playing Every Color of the Blues. http://www.allenlamunband.com Laura Lamun started singing at 5 and her Director-Mother had her making money singing by the time she was eleven. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy she received her BFA at Wayne State University in Detroit, and MFA from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She has worked professionally as an actress and vocalist in NYC, Kansas City, San Diego. Now based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado she has played in several bands and is the creator and owner of Little Moon Essentials a magic factory and Body Apothecary. While Laura lived in Kansas City she appeared on stages at American Heartland, Quality Hill Playhouse, The Unicorn Theatre, Theatre League and in special performances with J. Kent Barnhart. We were housemates in the late eighties and I remember between shows she concocted amazing baths with herbs and oils. The bathtub looked like a tossed salad, but her creations have led her to a successful business to supplement her musical and theatrical career.]

23. The Clementines – “Soul, Mind, Role, Survive”
from: The Clementines / Independent / June 1, 2013
[Tim Jenkins & Nicole Springer played LIVE on our April 25, 2012 show. Current band line up: Nicole Springer: Vocals and Lyrics, Rhythm Guitar. Tim Jenkins: Lead guitar and Mandolin. Aaron Derington: Drums and Percussion , Keyboards. Brad Scott: Bass. Nicole Springer grew up in Oak Grove, MO, and graduated H.S. in 2004. She studied Music-Vocal/Choral at Missouri State University, in Springfield, MO. Nicole told The Pitch (Jan. 10, 2012): "I grew up singing in gospel choirs," she says. "And I still love gospel music, though I'm not religious or anything. I did musicals throughout high school, and I went to school for a year at Missouri State for music education. But I've never been in a committed band before this one."]

[Nicole Springer plays Coda, tomorrow night, September 18.]

11:58

Next week on Sept. 24th, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear will play LIVE on the show. We’ll also talk with members of the band The Sexy Accident who decided to release their fifth LP, Lavender 3, as a hardback book. In our second hour, Artist Joey Grim returns to Kansas City and Wednesday Midday Medley from Brooklyn to serve as guest DJ.

11:59:30

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

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Show #543