Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Music from Whatever Forever + Manor Fest + Crossroads Summer Block Party

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arc Flash, CS Luxem & Rolf Petermann
+ Shaun Crowley & Manor Fest 2015
+ Music from the Crossroads Summer Block Party

Mark plays New & Mid Coastal Releases from: Actors & Actresses, Arc Flash, CS Luxem, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Dreamgirl, Rev Gusto, Your Friend, Monta At Odds, Organized Crimes, Barrel Maker & D/Will, Doby Watson, and Thee Water Moccasins.

At 10:30 Mark talks with Shaun Crowley, guitarist for the band Rev Gusto, who joins us to share details on Manor Fest 2015. Manor Fest is the first festival sized “house show,” featuring 12 bands, in one basement, at the Shawnee Manor, July 11. Bands include: Dreamgirl, Westerners, Spirit Is the Spirit, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Scruffy & the Janitors, Pink Royal, Rev Gusto, and Your Friend.

At 11:00 Mark welcomes Rolf Petermann, of Whatever Forever Tapes, who joins us to talk about Whatever Forever’s new compilation tape – mostly local psych rock, that will be released July 24 and 25, at Forever Fest, in Lawrence, Kansas! Joining Rolf will be members of CS Luxem and Arc Flash who will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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

Show #584

WMM Playlist from June 24, 2015

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Music from Sinple +
Hank Wiedel & Lawrence Field Day Fest

10:00 – Station ID

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

2. Sharon Van Etten – “I Don’t Want to Let You Down”
from: I Don’t Want to Let You Down – EP / Jagjaguar / June 9, 2015
[Brooklyn based singer–songwriter, currently on tour in the UK.]

10:07

3. Shamir – “Hot Mess” (Vinyl)
from: Ratchet / XL / May 19, 2015
[Debut album from Shamir Bailey, born November 7, 1994, known by his stage name Shamir. An American singer and songwriter from Las Vegas, Nevada, his debut EP, Northtown, was released in June 2014 to positive reviews. In October 2014 Shamir signed to XL Recordings and released the single “On the Regular.” Shamir is known for his androgynous countertenor voice. Radio.com wrote that his singing voice, “like Joplin’s, stops you in your tracks.” Shamir has said that he does not mind having his voice described as androgynous, but notes that “countertenor” is the correct term: “It’s not feminine, it’s not masculine. It’s a happy medium … I feel like if the world was more like that, our problems would be gone.”]

4. Wire – “Joust And Jostle”
from: That’s My Bike / Pink Flag / April 13, 2015
[14th studio album from English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), and Robert Gotobed (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album—a key early document of the scene—and were later central to the development of post-punk.]

10:14

5. Jamie xx – “Loud Places (feat. Romy)”
from: In Colour / Young Turks / May 29, 2015
[Debut studio album from Jamie Smith known as Jamie xx, born October 28, 1988. Jamie xx is an English music producer and remix artist who is known both as a solo act and as a member of the London-based band The xx.]

6. Mates of State – “Staring Contest”
from: You’re Going To Make It – EP / Barsuk / June 16, 2015
[8th studio album from American indie pop duo, active since 1997. The group consists of the husband-and-wife team of Kori Gardner (vocals, organ, synthesizer, piano, electric piano, and occasional guitar) and Jason Hammel (vocals, drums, percussion, and occasional synthesizer). Gardner and Hammel first met in Lawrence, Kansas, while both were involved in relationships with other people. Even though they exchanged e-mails regularly, they did not get together till three months later; by that time, they were both single again, and from there the two became inseparable.]

10:23 – Underwriting

10:25

7. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Hey, Kansas City (feat. Victor & Penny)”
from: Hey, Kansas City! – Single / Independent / April 7, 2015

[David George & A Crooked Mile play recordBar, TONIGHT, June 24, with Dan and the Lion]

[David George & A Crooked Mile play Lawrence Field Day Fest Sat, June 27, at 9:00 pm at Jackpot.]

8. Mr. and the Mrs. – “Sink Your Teeth Like Ships”
from: Sink Your Teeth Like Ships – Single / Woody Records / February 13, 2015
[B-side is “Killing Floor.” Husband and wife duo from Hillsdale, Kansas, in 2011.]

[Mr. and the Mrs. play Lawrence Field Day Fest Thursday, June 25, at 10:00 pm at Taproom.]

10:30 – Interview with Hank Wiedel

Hank Wiedel
is curating the 2015 Lawrence Field Day Fest, June 24 – 27, 2015, featuring over 50 bands, in three days, on four stages at: The Bottleneck, Replay, Jackpot, and Taproom. More info at: http://hellohamhawks.wix.com/lawrencefielddayfest

Hank Wiedel thanks for being with us on WMM.

Venues / Bands

Thursday, June 25th

Bottleneck Stage: ALL AGES
Voyager (8 PM)
Chastity Belt (9 PM)
Jorge Arana Trio (10 PM)
Spencer Mackenzie Brown (11 PM)

Replay Stage: 21+
The Ovaries-eez (10 PM)
Sugar Britches (11 PM)
Various Blonde (12 AM)
Paper Buffalo (1 AM)

Jackpot Stage: ALL AGES
Toughies (7 PM)
Bonzo Madrid (8 PM)
The Clementines (9 PM)
Rev Gusto (10 PM)
No Cave (11 PM)

Taproom Stage: 21+
Vedettes (9 PM)
Mr. and the Mrs. (10 PM)
Not A Planet (11 PM)
Pink Royal (12 AM)

Friday, June 26th

Bottleneck Stage: ALL AGES
Drew Black and Dirty Electric (8 PM)
Captiva (9 PM)
Admiral of the Red (10 PM)
Josh Berwanger Band (11 PM)
Red Kate (12 AM)

Replay Stage: 21+
Sona (9 PM)
Crystal Baller (10 PM)
Something and the Whatevers (11 PM)
Sister Rat (12 AM)
Sedlec Ossuary (1 AM)

Jackpot Stage: ALL AGES
Nicholas St. James (8 PM)
Arc Flash (9 PM)
David George & A Crooked Mile (10 PM)
The Electric Lungs (11 PM)
The Sluts (12 AM)

Taproom Stage: 21+
Mad Kings (10 PM)
David Hasselhoff On Acid (11 PM)
Domineko // Le$ Paul (12 AM – 1:30 AM)

Saturday, June 27th

Bottleneck Stage: ALL AGES
Oceanside Hotels (8 PM)
The Rackatees (9 PM)
La Guerre (10 PM)
The Noise FM (11 PM)
Westerners (12 AM)

Replay Stage: 21+
The People’s Punk Band (9 PM)
Federation of Horsepower (10 PM)
Varma Cross (11 PM)
Bruiser Queen (12 AM)
Maybe Not (1 AM)

Jackpot Stage: ALL AGES
EYES OF IOLITE (7 PM)
Young Readers (8 PM)
The Philistines (9 PM)
Gnarly Davidson (10 PM)
Psychic Heat (11 PM)

Taproom Stage: 21+
Lusty Flowers (9 PM)
Heidi Gluck (10 PM)
Your Friend (11 PM)
Father Orson (12AM)

Lawrence Field Day Fest, June 24 – 27, 2015, featuring over 50 bands, in three days, on four stages at: The Bottleneck, Replay, Jackpot, and Taproom. More info at: http://hellohamhawks.wix.com/lawrencefielddayfest

10:45 – Music from Lawrence Field Day Fest

9. Captiva – “Smooth Interrogation”
from: Smooth Interrogation / Independent / April 10, 2015
[Formed in 2013, Patrick McQuaid on lead guitar & vocals, Jackson Ries on lead vocals & guitar, Hank Wiedel on drums , Murphy Smith on bass. Recorded at Temple Sounds. Tim Gutschenritter – Producer
Jeremy Wilson – Engineer.]

[Captiva plays Lawrence Field Day Fest Friday, June 26, at 9:00 pm at Bottleneck.]

15. La Guerre – “Dead Bolt”
from: Sapphires / The Record Machine / January 20, 2015
[La Guerre is the French for “war.”Sapphires was produced, engineered by Joshua Browning who also played bass. Percussion: Beau Bruns, Chris Brower. Guitar/Additional Vox: Charles Calhoun, Gavin Snider; Trombone: Joshua Landau; Additional Vox: Will Weinstein. All songs written by Katlyn Conroy. Katlyn Conroy, is a female singer and songwriter from Lawrence, Kansas. She was part of the critically acclaimed band, Cowboy Indian Bear. She was the recipient of the 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. You can a listen to her music at http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

[La Guerre plays Lawrence Field Day Fest Saturday, June 27, at 10:00 pm at Bottleneck.]
Sinple plays a special “O” Album Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, on Friday, June 26, at 9:00pm with La Guerre, and Jorge Arana Trio.

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

[The Philistines play Town Center for Sunset Music Fest, Saturday, June 26]

[The Philistines play Lawrence Field Day Fest Saturday, June 27, at 9:00 pm at Jackpot Lounge.]

12. Psychic Heat – “Stargazer (Live)”
from: Lighter and Brighter – Live EP / Whatever Forever Tapes / March 13, 2015
[Cassette reissue of 2013 EP Lighter and Higher on side A with Live Performances of those songs on Side B. Steve/Evan Herd on guitar and vocals, Tanner Spreer on guitar, Sam Boatright on bass and vocals, and Ricky Barkosky on drums. You can learn about their music at: http://www.psychicheat.bandcamp.com

[Psychic Heat play Lawrence Field Day Fest Saturday, June 27, at 11:00 pm at Jackpot Lounge.]

11:00 – Station ID

13. Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 – “Alright Now!” (45 rpm 7-inch Vinyl) (3:34)

from: “Alright Now!” b/w “Stop Mr. Ice Cream Man!” Single / Sunflower Soul / June 19, 2015
[Recorded live to analog tape. All songs written by Chris Hazelton. Chris Hazelton – Hammond B-3 Organ , Nick Howell – Trumpet , Nick Rowland – Alto Sax , Brett Jackson – Baritone Sax , Matt Hopper – Guitar , Danny Rojas – Drums , Pat Conway – Congas & Cowbell. Recorded, mixed, & produced by Chris Hazelton.
Mastered by Brendan McReynolds.]

[Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 play Green Lady Lounge, Friday, June 26.]

14. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”
from: Multi-Love / Jagjaguar / May 26, 2015
[3rd album from American and New Zealand rock band composed of singer, guitarist and songwriter Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Riley Geare.]

15. Jorge Arana Trio – “Dagger” (45 rpm 7-inch Vinyl)
from: Split 7″ Single by Jorge Arana Trio + Ambulants / Independent / November 5, 2013
[Jorge Arana Trio + Chaski Zapata-Dye – Violion, Jorge Arana – Guitar, Josh Enyart – Drums, Jason Nash – Bass. Recorded at Trim The Fat Studios, Summer 2013. Engineered by Jason Nash with additional help from Justin Wilson. Mixed and mastered by Paul Malinowski. Album art by Andy Ozier. Album photography by Alex Bonham-Carter.]

[Jorge Arana Trio plays Lawrence Field Day Fest Thursday, June 25, at 10:00 pm at The Bottleneck.]
[Jorge Arana Trio play The Brick, Fri, June 26, at 9:00pm w/ Sinple’s Album Release and La Guerre.]

11:15 – Interview with Sinple

Sinple is the electronic music project of Jesse Bartmess who plays synths, drum machine, and vocals. The project has recently grown to include: Natasha Derakhshanian on violin, Chris on guitar, and Allan Jones on vocals. Sinple plays a special “O” Album Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, on Friday, June 26, at 9:00pm with La Guerre, and Jorge Arana Trio. Sinple plays Records With Merritt, Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 pm, with HMPH, and Second Hand King. Sinple also plays Mills Record Company, Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 pm, with Moniker Mann. More info at http://sinple.bandcamp.com/

Jesse Bartmess joined us with friend and violinist Natasha Derakhshanian.

11:22

16. Sinple – “She Burns Flags”
from: “0” (Zero) / Independent / June 26, 2015
[Mastered at Element Recording]

11:33

17. Sinple – “The Becoming”
from: “0” (Zero) / Independent / June 26, 2015
[Mastered at Element Recording]

11:40

18. Sinple – “UV”
from: “0” / Independent / June 26, 2015
[Mastered at Element Recording]

11:43

Jesse Bartmess Thanks for being with us on WMM!

Sinple plays a special “O” Album Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, on Friday, June 26, at 9:00pm with La Guerre, and Jorge Arana Trio. Sinple plays Records With Merritt, Saturday, June 27, at 3:00 pm, with HMPH, and Second Hand King. Sinple also plays Mills Record Company, Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 pm, with Moniker Mann. More info at http://sinple.bandcamp.com/

11:44 – Underwriting

11:46

Julia Esperanza Davila
(May 25, 1933 – June 19, 2015)

On the eve of the eve of the Summer Solstice, during transition from one physical space to the next, our dear Julia decided to make the leap into the stars. Always ahead of her time. Her spirituality, and belief in the cycle of life, and how we are all connected, was an inspiration to me. She shined her love on to so many. We all lived together, as a family, for the last 8 years, and before that she was just across the street. Her son Caleb has been such a good son to her, he is a great example of how to care. He loved her so dearly. Our home feels so different with Julia gone. We all loved her so much and will carry her beautiful and peaceful spirit with us as we go forward. Love and peace to you all.

11:50

19. The Beatles – “Julia”
from: The Beatles / Apple / November 22, 1968
[“Julia” was written and performed by John Lennon, for his mother, Julia Lennon (1914–1958), who was knocked down and killed by a car driven by a drunk off-duty police officer when John was 17 years old. Julia Lennon had encouraged her son’s interest in music and bought him his first guitar. But after she split with John’s father, John was taken in by his aunt, Mimi, and Julia started a new family with another man; though she lived just a few miles from John, Julia did not spend much time with him for a number of years. Their relationship began to improve as he neared adolescence, though, and in the words of his half-sister, Julia Baird: “As he grew older, John would stay with us more often.]

20. Mary Epworth – “Long Gone”
from: Dream Life / Highline Records / 2015
[British singer and songwriter who makes music influenced by traditional English songs, 60s west coast psychedelia, and Greek progressive rock.Her debut album Dream Life was released in June 2012, again on Hand of Glory Records in the UK, and garnered the singer-songwriter airtime on BBC 6 Music and Radio 1, as well as appearances at Bristol Ladyfest, Hop Farm Festival and Bestival in the same year.]

21. Neil Young – “Families”
from: Living With War / Reprise / May 2, 2006

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

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

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


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Show #583

WMM Playlist from June 17, 2015

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

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Music from The Center of the City Fest
+ Johnny Hamil’s GAV7D Project – Vocals
+ Guest DJs: Michael Tankersley & Joelle St. Pierre


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

2. Black Luck – “Cover It Up”
from: Firebrand / Blue Note Records / September 23, 2014
[Critically acclaimed garage punk rock n roll from Lawrence. Formed in 2012 with members Wade Kelly, John Benda, and Aaron Riffel. Black Luck recently changed their name from Black on Black and became a 4-piece band with the addition of Jason Jones. Firebrand was Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Steve Squire.]

[Black Luck play 4th Annual Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 11:50 pm.]

10:05

3. The People’s Punk Band – “Immolation”
from: Immolation – Single / Independent / March 17, 2015
[5-piece band from Emporia and Lawrence, Kansas, with: Tim Mohn, Jimmy Kegin, Ean Kessler, James Ehlers, and Jason Meier. Featuring Gregg Todt on drums, “Immolation” was recorded and mixed by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab and mastered by Kliph Scurlock. More info at: http://peoplespunkband.bandcamp.com/%5D

[The People’s Punk Band play Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 11:15 pm.]

4. The Haddonfields – “Down with the Ship”
from: That’s My Bike / Throwing Things Records / August 28, 2014
[St. Louis, Missouri, 4-piece pop punk rock band formed in the Spring of 2003. The current lineup has been together since 2008 with: Curt Kaemmerer on vocals & guitar; Noel Swain on drums & vocals; Daren Gratton on guitar & vocals; Lew Naeger on vocals & bass. More information at: http://facebook.com/thehaddonfields.%5D

[The Haddonfields play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Friday, June 19, at 8:20 pm.]

5. Hössferatu – “Throat” (Vinyl)
from: Hössferatu / Independent / March 15, 2014
[Argentine, KCK, 5-piece doom metal/stoner rock band with: Ryan Hill on guitar; Joey Hamm on bass; Jason Brown on guitar; Gregg Todt on drums; Matt Walsh on vocals. More info at http://www.hossferatu.bandcamp.com

[Hössferatu play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Friday, June 19, at 10:40 pm.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15

6. Victor & Penny – “The Privilege”
rom: The GAV7D Project – Thanks for Everything / Independent / June 21, 2015
[Inspired by Anne Winter. Produced by Chad Meise. Written and arranged by Johnny Hamil]

10:18 – Interview with Johnny Hamil

Musician and composer Johnny Hamil is a teacher, a bass player, a composer, a band member who collaborates with jazz combos, theatre productions, The Malachy Papers, and many musicians in Kansas City. Johnny is one of the founding members of the band Mr. Marco’s V7, a band that has reinvented themselves with each new release, and changed and evolved with different line-ups. Known for their experimental, instrumental music. Johnny joins us today to share more details about his GAV7D Project, the vocal release: “GAV7D – Thanks For Everything.” There will be a special release performance, Sunday, June 21, at 8:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, KCMO.

Johnny told us that for ALL of the music he has composed for the band came to him in his dreams. 4 years ago Johnny’s dream compositions included lyrics for the first time, and this set him on a new path to create, the GAWD project, which is not Mr. Marco’s V7 proper, but it is members of the V7 from throughout the long history of the the band. The concept was to collaborate a vocal version of a composition with musical friends and then have various lineups of the V7 family interpret the material in different ways.

Selections from the GAWD project first premiered at the Folk Alliance International – Kick Off Party, Feb. 18, at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.

GAV7D Project, the vocal release: “GAV7D – Thanks For Everything” will have a special release performance, Sun, June 21, at 8:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Most of the singers involved in the GAV7D vocal record will be there to perform live. Special guests include: Chad Meise, Kent Burnham, Kyle Dalhquist, and vocalists: Howard Iceberg, Steve Tulipana, and Anna Cole, Kasey Rausch, Matt Tady, Mark Stevenson, David Regnier, John Bersuch’s/Bacon Shoe, Liz Spillman, Erin Bopp, Mikal Shapiro, Rex Hobart, Calandra Ysquierdo, Cody Wyoming, and Amy Farrand. CDs or Download Sticker will be available.

The core band includes: Hamil on bass, Mark Southerland on saxophone, Beau Bledsoe on oud, Kent Burnham on drums, Mike Stover on mantar and lap steel and Kyle Dahlquist on trombone and accordion. Guests will include guitarists Mikal Shapiro, Jeff Freling, Nick Howell, Kent Burnham, Chris Tady, and Marco Pascolini, as the band will transform into a five-piece Punk Funk Polka Band; a Noir Cartoon Jazz Band, and a Free Exotica Middle Eastern Band.

Songs include: “Eastwood Got Skinny, Travolta Got Fat,” “Polyester Rehab Scenario,” “Study Chemical Emotional Physical Realignment,” “Don’t Call Me Mr. Smartie Pants,” “The Difference Between Art and Sadness” and “For Those Who Breathe.”

Johnny Hamil is also the organizer of the 6th annual KC BASS FEST 2015, featuring Francois Rabbath. The Festival starts Friday June 19, through Tuesday, June 23, at Shawnee Mission North High School, 7401 Johnson Ddrive, Mission, kansas, 66202. Classes and workshops during the day, and concerts in the evenings. On Monday, June 22, at 7:00pm – 9:00pm, at Park University Chapel, Parkville, Missouri 64152, Francois Rabbath and Sylvain Rabbath perform in concert ! A special performance between the Legend and his amazing son playing new pieces and old! This concert will be one you will remember forever. More info at kcbassworkshop.com under kcbassfest. Get tickets here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1649606

GAV7D Project, the vocal release: “GAV7D – Thanks For Everything” will have a special release performance, Sun, June 21, at 8:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCM

10:30

7. Hipshot Killer – “Gimme Something Better”
from: The Center of The City 2015 Compilation / Independent / June, 2015
[KC based 3-piece power punk band formed in the fall of 2008. Current line up includes: Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Thomas Becker (Beautiful Bodies), on Drums. The band released their debut record Hipshot Killer, April 29, 2011, and are currently working on their new release.]

[Hipshot Killer play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Thursday, June 18, at 8:10pm.]

10:33 – Interview with Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander is a very busy guy. He is a guitarist and singer in the power punk trio, Hipshot Killer. Mike has been a part of the Center of the City Fest for the past 4 years and is also one of this year’s organizers of the Fest. Mike is also a much sought after guitar player and he regularly performs live and records with John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, and The Starhaven Rounders. Mike returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share all the details about the 4th Annual Center of the City Fest, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 18, 19, and 20, at Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main St., Kansas City, Missouri.

New music from Hipshot Killer – Current line up includes: Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Thomas Becker (Beautiful Bodies), on Drums for these recordings.

With the closing of Vandals at 3740 Broadway, formerly Kenny’s Newsroom, and the home of Center of The City Fest from the beginning, many were worried, but Harling’s Upstairs has stepped in to become this year’s host venue.

Mike Alexander and Thad Nugent of Smash The State were on Chris Haghirian’s Eight One Sixty radio program on The Bridge last week. It was fun hearing about how 4 years ago, The Center of The City Fest was created in response to The Middle of The Map Fest, and how there became some crossover bands between the festivals, and ultimately Center of The City helped wave the banner of the KC area’s Punk scene.

The Fest features many variations of Punk. The KC area scene includes many bands.

4th Annual Center of The City Fest, June 18, 19, 20, Harling’s Upstairs
More info at: http://www.cotcfest.com/

The Line Up

Thursday June 18:
7:00 Semiotic Weapons
7:35 Billy Badass
8:10 Hipshot Killer *
8:45 The Uncouth *
9:20 Wrong Alice
9:55 The Plug Uglies
11:05 Uberticker
11:40 Protestors
12:15 Lazy Ol’ Bitch

Friday June 19:
6:00 Deco Auto *
6:35 The Electric Lungs *
7:10 Biff Tannens *
7:45 Rackatees
8:20 The Haddonfields *
8:55 Odds Against
9:30 Dead Ven *
10:05 The Death Scene
10:40 Hossferatu *
11:15 Red Kate *
11:50 Four Arm Shiver
12:25 Bombs over Broadway *

Saturday June 20:
6:00 The Bad Ideas *
6:35 Fiscal Spliff
7:10 The Shidiots
7:45 Brutally Frank
8:20 The Wilderness
8:55 Smash the State *
9:30 Scene of Irony
10:05 Iron Guts Kelly *
10:40 Bottle Breakers *
11:15 People’s Punk Band *
11:50 Black Luck *
12:25 Stiff Middle Fingers

10:43

8. The Biff Tannens – “Smoking Mylar”
from: The Center of The City 2015 Compilation / Independent / June, 2015
[KCMO 3-piece Punk/Grunge Rock band, formed in 2012, with Duke White on vocals & guitar; Jessica White on bass & backing noises; and Gregword on drums. Named for the antagonist character from the “Back to the Future” films. The band’s debut album, “Johnny Dare is a Douche,” was released February 1, 2014. The Biff Tannens are currently working on their sophomore album.]

[The Biff Tannens play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Friday, June 19, at 7:10 pm.]

9. Smash The State – “Cocktail Party”
from: the cassette e.p. / Independent / March 20, 2012
[KCMO Hardcore Punk band fromed in December, 2009, with: Mike Yeager on vocals; Dustin Bigelow on guitars; Thad Nugent on guitars; Matt Warriner on bass; Josh Smithey on drums.]

[Smash The State play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 8:55 pm.]

10:48

We’re talking with Mike Alexander of the band Hipshot Killer, part of the Center of the City Fest for the past 4 years and also one of this year’s organizers of the Fest.

The guys from Smash The State: Mike Yeager, Dustin Bigelow, Thad Nugent, Matt Warriner and Josh Smithey have been a big part of the genesis and organization of the Center of The City Fest.

The 4th Annual Center of the City Fest, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 18, 19, and 20, at Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main St., KCMO. More info at: http://www.cotcfest.com

10:58

10. The Bad Ideas – “Apocalypse Detroit”
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City. Premiere vinyl release on the “Mills Record Company” label.The Bad Idea’s full length debut, Lesson #1, was on our list of The Best Recordings of 2013. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. The Kansas City based punk band, was formed in October 2011. Driven by original songs and influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. The band members include: Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; 
Britt Adair on guitar & back-up vocals, Meredith McGrade on bass & back-up vocals, and George Magers on drums.]

[The Bad Ideas play the Center of The City Fest, at Harlings Upstairs, Sat, June 20, at 6:00 pm.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Guest DJs: Mike Tankersley & Joelle St. Pierre

Mike Tankersley is an artist, and a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. Mike has been working for 15 years with art and furniture. Mike is als a guitar player and keyboard player, and works as a producer, sometimes practicing in Joelle’s basement, creating new music and new recordings.

Joelle St. Pierre is an avid music lover and chronic volunteer. She tolds us that music, both recorded and live, weaves a transformative fabric in her life supporting her need for freedom of expression, independence and creativity. By day, Joelle is an insurance agent and by night, she works as a Faux finish painter along with volunteer work for 90.1 FM, Middle of The Map Fest, Folk Alliance International, Boulivardia, Midwest Music Foundation, and many other not-for-profit groups.

Michael Tankersley & Joelle St. Pierre Thanks for being with us on WMM!

11. Girl For Samson – “Black Top”
from: Harriett / Independent / unreleased demo recordings

11:05

12. The Clash – “Lost in the Super Market”
from: London Calling / CBS / December 14, 1979
[After recording their second studio album Give ‘Em Enough Rope (1978), the band separated from their manager Bernard Rhodes. This separation meant that the group had to leave their rehearsal studio in Camden Town and find another location to compose their music. Drawing inspiration from rockabilly, ska, reggae and jazz, the band began work on the album during the summer of 1979. Tour manager Johnny Green had found the group a new place to rehearse called Vanilla Studios, which was located in the back of a garage in Pimlico. The Clash quickly wrote and recorded demos, with Mick Jones composing and arranging much of the music and Joe Strummer writing the lyrics. As early as their second album, the Clash had started to depart from the punk rock sound. While touring in the United States twice in 1979, they chose supporting acts such as rhythm and blues artists Bo Diddley, Sam & Dave, Lee Dorsey, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, as well as neotraditional country artist Joe Ely and punk rockabilly band the Cramps.]

13. William Onyeabor – “Jungle Gods” (Vinyl)
from: Who is William Onyeabor / Luaka Bob Records / 2014
[William Onyeabor is a funk musician from Nigeria, born in 1945 or 1946, his songs are often heavily rhythmic and synthesized, occasionally epic in scope, with lyrics decrying war sung by both Onyeabor himself and female backing vocalists. According to the Luaka Bop record label, Onyeabor “self-released 8 albums between 1977 and 1985 and then became a born-again Christian, refusing ever to speak about himself or his music again….By attempting to speak with Onyeabor himself, and by talking to people who seem to have firsthand knowledge, Luaka Bop has been trying to construct an accurate biography of him for the past 18 months…without success.” In 2014, the music website, Noisey, affiliated to Vice magazine, released a 31-minute documentary, Fantastic Man, that documents Onyeabor’s history and legacy as well as Noisey’s attempt to track him down for an interview. 2014 also saw a touring supergroup called the Atomic Bomb! Band come together to play Onyeabor’s music at a series of concerts and festivals around the world, the group includes David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and Money Mark (of the Beastie Boys). In December 2014, William Onyeabor made his first radio appearance on the Lauren Laverne Show on BBC 6 Music, where he stated “I only create music that will help the world”, whilst also admitting that he has never played live, despite announcing that he had plans to release new material.]

14. Gary Clark Jr – “The Bright Lights”
from: The Bright Lights [EP] / Warner Bros. / August 8, 2011

11:34 – Underwriting

15. My Morning Jacket – “Spring Among the Living” (Vinyl)
from: The Waterfall Side / ATO Records / May 4, 2015

16. Blind Faith – “Can’t Find My Way Home”
from: Blind Faith / Polydor / August 1969
[Blind Faith were an English blues rock band, composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. The band, which was one of the first “super-groups”, released their only album, Blind Faith, in August 1969. They were stylistically similar to the bands in which Winwood, Baker, and Clapton had most recently participated, Traffic and Cream. They helped to pioneer the genre of blues/rock fusion.]

17. Sleater-Kinney – “Fangless” (Vinyl)
rom: No Cities To Love / Sub Pop Records / January 20, 2015
[8th studio album from Sleater-Kinney, formed in early 1994 in Olympia, Washington, by Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein. The group’s name is derived from Sleater Kinney Road, Interstate 5 exit number 108 in Lacey, Washington, the location of one of their early practice spaces. Tucker was formerly in the influential riot grrrl band Heavens to Betsy, while Brownstein was formerly in the queercore band Excuse 17. They often played at gigs together and formed Sleater-Kinney as a side-project from their respective bands. When Heavens to Betsy and Excuse 17 disbanded, Sleater-Kinney became their primary focus. Janet Weiss of Quasi is the band’s longest lasting and final drummer, though Sleater-Kinney has had other drummers, including Lora Macfarlane, Misty Farrell, and Toni Gogin. Upon Tucker’s graduation from The Evergreen State College (where Brownstein remained a student for three more years), she and then-girlfriend Brownstein took a trip to Australia in early 1994. Their last day there, they stayed up all night recording what would become their self-titled debut album. It was released the following spring. They followed this with Call the Doctor (1996) and Dig Me Out (1997), and became critical darlings. The lineup features: Corin Tucker (vocals and guitar), Carrie Brownstein (guitar and vocals), and Janet Weiss (drums).]

18. Kings of Leon – “Supersoaker”
from: Mechanical Bull (Deluxe Version) / RCA Records / September 20, 2013

19. Girl for Samson – “Marlback”
from: Sleep Novox / Independent / unknown release date

20. Ty Segall – It’s Over” (Vinyl)
from: Manipulator / Drag City / August 26, 2014
[7th studio album by American rock musician Ty Segall. The album took 14 months to complete, much longer than any previous Segall release. It is also his longest album yet, clocking in at 56 minutes.]

11:55

21. Debbie Harry – “French Kissing”
from: Rock Bird / Geffen / November 15, 1986
[Rockbird was Harry’s second solo album, and came four years after the split of Blondie in 1982. Harry had largely put her music career on hold during the mid-1980s in order to look after boyfriend Chris Stein who had been diagnosed with a serious illness. The album was produced by Seth Justman, a key member of the J. Geils Band. Released in November 1986, there were five variations of the album artwork with the lettering in either green, orange, purple, pink and yellow.]

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

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

Next week on Wed, June 24, Hank Weidel joins us to talk about Lawrence Field Day, June 25 – 27. And in our second hour, Jesse Bartmess who records and performs under the moniker, Sinple, will play live in our 90.1 FM studios. 


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Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from the Center of The City Fest

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Music from The Center of the City Fest
+ Johnny Hamil’s GAV7D Project – Vocals
+ Guest DJs: Michael Tankersley & Joelle St. Pierre

Center of The City Fest

Center of The City Fest

Mark plays recordings from 8 bands participating in the 4th Annual Center of The City Fest, June 18, 19, 20, at Harling’s Upstairs. We’ll hear from: Hossferatu, The Haddonfields, BLACK LUCK, The People’s Punk Band, The Bad Ideas, Smash the State, The Biff Tannens, and Hipshot Killer.

At 10:15 musician and composer Johnny Hamil joins us to talk about his GAV7D Project, the vocal release: “GAV7D – Thanks For Everything.” There will be a special release performance, Sunday, June 21, at 8:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, KCMO. Most of the singers involved in the GAV7D vocal record will be there to perform live. Special guests include: Chad Meise, Kent Burnham, Kyle Dalhquist, and vocalists: Howard Iceberg, Steve Tulipana, and Anna Cole, Kasey Rausch, Matt Tady, Mark Stevenson, David Regnier, John Bersuch’s/Bacon Shoe, Liz Spillman, Erin Bopp, Mikal Shapiro, Rex Hobart, Calandra Ysquierdo, Cody Wyoming, and Amy Farrand. CDs or Download Sticker will be available.

At 10:30 Mark welcomes musician Mike Alexander who joins us to talk about the 4th Annual Center of the City Fest, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 18, 19, and 20, at Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main St., Kansas City, Missouri.

At 11:00 Mark welcomes Guest DJs Michael Tankersley and Joelle St. Pierre who will spin music from: Girl for Samson, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Crissy Hynde, Pretenders, Suzi Quatro, Tom Tom Club, Nina Hagen, and Danielle Dax.

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WMM Playlist from June 10, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lily Tomlin + Tyson Leslie + The Fog +
HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival


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

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

[John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons play recordBar, June 13 w/ SquidsKC, & The Silver Maggies.]

10:05

3. The Matchsellers – “White Bathtub”
from: Kosciusko County / Independent / December 27, 2014
[First full-length original album from The Matchsellers. Classically trained violinist Julie Bates from Kansas City, and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, Andrew Morris. They met in Leipzig, Germany. During their year of living in the former East Germany, the pair began reanalyzing the songs of their homeland, and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In the summer of 2013 they left their jobs to hit the road and haven’t looked back. They’ve toured Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic, and 21 United States, averaging 170 shows a year. Kosciusko County is a county in Indiana with a town called Warsaw as it’s county seat. Formed in 1836. It was named after the Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko who served in the American Revolutionary War and then returned to Poland. More info at http://thematchsellers.com%5D

[The Matchsellers play The Backroom Gallery, Fri, June 12, at 8:00 pm. KC Porchfest Sat, June 13, at 1:00 pm. Here’s To The Roots, at The Dubliner, on Sunday, June 14, 4:00 – 8:00 pm.]

4. Ruddy Swain – “Dark Moon”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand.
From http://www.kzfr.org: The song has been recorded by Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, The Washington Squares, Bobby Bare, Mercury Rev, The Black Crowes, The Mitchell Trio, Willie Nelson, Nanci Griffith, Cat Power, The Leaves and, in a reworded version, The Byrds. The version recorded by Willie Nelson was used in the film Brokeback Mountain and inaccurately credits Bob Dylan as the songwriter. He was a Friend of Mine” had its origins in a song called “Shorty George” that musicologist John Lomax collected in the 1930’s from inmates at southern prisons and work farms. The most notable version was performed by a guitar playing inmate in Texas named Smith Casey. The title “Shorty George” refers to the train that carries convicts away to their prison. In some versions the singer laments the death of a friend, but in others (like Leadbelly’s) the deceased isn’t a friend but a person of questionable character. In all versions the dead guy was a traveling person, a rambler who dies either on the road or on a train. Lomax’s notes describe it as a “blues” and a “dirge for a dead comrade.” For his part Dylan wrote in the “Bootleg Series” notes that he had adapted “He Was a Friend of Mine” from a song he had learned from Blind Arvella Gray (1906-1980), a Chicago street singer. ]

[Ruddy Swain play PorchestKC, Saturday, July 13. Ruddy Swain play Boulevardia, Saturday June 20, at 7:00 on the Greenville Acoustic Stage. The Grisly Hand play Boulevardia, Sunday, June 21, at 2:00 pm just before Big Head Todd & The Monsters.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15 – Interview with David Ossman, Judith Walcutt, Jordan Taylor, Khalil Odum, & David Luby

David Luby, Khalil Odum, Judith Walcutt, Jordan Taylor, Barry Lee, David Ossman talking about The Mark Time Awards on Wednesday MidDay Medley, June 10, 2015.

David Luby, Khalil Odum, Judith Walcutt, Jordan Taylor, Barry Lee, David Ossman talking about The Mark Time Awards on Wednesday MidDay Medley, June 10, 2015.

Theatre director and teacher, David Luby, joined us with Paseo students Jordan Taylor and Khalil Odum spoke about their experiences of writing. Students from the Paseo Academy For the Performing Arts in Kansas City wrote and recorded live radio dramas. On Friday, June 12, at 7:00 pm these students will present these recordings and also perform live, at the Heartland Forum, at Crown Center, for The Mark Time Awards, the most prominent awards worldwide for original radio drama. The Mark Time Awards are part of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival.

David Ossman and Judith Walcutt are presenting The Mark Time Awards (marktimeawards.org), this week in conjunction with the HEAR Now Festival. After 16 years they have moved their awards to KC and launched a new education program in KC public schools.

In April and May recently, Judith Walcutt through her Otherworld Media a 501(c)3 organization (http://otherworldmedia.com/) led a series of workshops at the Paseo Fine & Performing Arts High School with Theater, Creative writing and Broadcasting students from 9th-12th grades. She designed the curriculum to in part teach listening and collaboration skills using the radio theater / audio arts performance as the focus area.

Each student was encouraged to write and produce a short audio performance or recorded audio piece. We even built a temporary digital multi-track recording studio at Paseo for the week to help the students produce their pieces.

During a week in May, approximately 40 students attended the week-long workshops (Sound Play) with Judith to learn various techniques and ways to perform. Twelve student creations were presented and performed live on May 15th at the Paseo High School in the recital hall. David Luby, a theater teacher at Paseo helped facilitate the workshops and partnership with Otherworld Media.

To culminate the education program, this week (June 8-12, 2015), a core group of twelve Paseo high School students will be participating in The Mark Time Academy as part of The Mark Time Awards ceremony to be held 7:00PM Friday June 12th, at Heartland Forum theater as part of the HEAR Now Festival.

The students will be at The Paseo HS (blackbox theater) Monday-Wednesday working and rehearsing with David Ossman (Firesign Theater), Judith Walcutt and other professionals this week to refine and perfect live performance of their creations which will be performed live as part of The Mark Time Awards ceremony Friday evening June 12, 2015 at 7PM and preceding Right Between the Ears at 8PM. Awards and student performances will be at the Heartland Forum Theater in the shops at Crown Center.

The Mark Time Awards and Academy workshops which will now be an annual occurrence and partnership with the Paseo High School in KC for as long as funding is sustained. This is privately funded with contributions and private foundation underwriting. No public education funds are used for this project.

10:20

05. Jordan Taylor’s radio piece – “Jordan_Whispers”

On Friday, June 12, at 7:00 pm these students will present these recordings and also perform live, at the Heartland Forum, at Crown Center, for The Mark Time Awards, the most prominent awards worldwide for original radio drama. The Mark Time Awards are part of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival. More info at http://hearnowfestival.org

10:28 – Interview with Lily Tomlin

Lily-Tomlin

Lily Tomlin was born in Detroit, MI and was originally headed for a career in medicine until elective courses in theater arts compelled her to leave college to become a performer. Over a 40-year career Tomlin has won two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor. She has made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman’s “Nashville.” Tomlin lives in Los Angeles with her partner, writer Jane Wagner.

6. Mark Interviews Lily Tomlin
Recorded June 3, 2015 by phone with Lily Tomlin calling in from Los Angeles

11:02 – Station ID

7. Lily Tomlin – “Mrs. Beasley – Consumer Tips”
from: Modern Scream / Polydor / 1977

[Lily Tomlin, will be appearing in Kansas City at The Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, November 20, at 7:00 PM. For more information kauffmancenter.org or 816-994-7222.]

11:06

8. Tyson Leslie – “A Mourning To Lament”
from: Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak / Independent / October 21, 2013

11:09 – Interview with Tyson Leslie

Guitarist, bassist, keyboard player, singer, songwriter, and teacher, Tyson Leslie, has been a part of the KC music scene for over 20 years, playing in many KC bands including: Pomeroy, 90Minutes, and Simplexity. Tyson is an instructor at Music House School of Music, and has worked for nearly 5 years at Howl at The Moon KC, singing, playing piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Tyson has played on stage with Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Gavin DeGraw, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, and most recently has toured with Red Line Chemistry opening for Whitesnake. Tyson Leslie and Star Stanton are moving to Nashville at the end of the month, but before he leaves Tyson is performing at several shows. On Friday June 12, at 7:00 pm, Music House School of Music presents An Evening With Tyson Leslie, at 7465 West 161st St. Overland Park, KS. Tyson Leslie plays Knuckleheads Saloon, at 2715 Rochester, KCMO, Sunday, June 14, at 6:30 pm, for Tyson Leslie’s Farewell Super Jam with a cavalcade of solo artists and former bandmates. Tyson Leslie will return home to play a special Pomeroy Reunion at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, KCMO on Friday, July 31.

Tyson Leslie, has been a part of so many bands and has recorded and performed so much music, his release: “Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak” released October 13, 2013 was your first solo release.

Tyson played every instrument except the drums which were handled by his good friend Go Go Ray, he also welcomed guest artists to play selected solos and contributions.

Tyson talked about moving to Nashville at the end of the month.

Tyson believes he has played in between 15 and 20 bands over the last 20 years.

Tyson plays keyboards, guitar, bass, however his very first instrument was the piano. He started playing at the age of 3.

Then he discovered MTV’s Headbangers Ball and the bands: Motley Crew and Guns and Roses and he quickly fell in love with the guitar.

Tyson won a talent contest in Greeley Colorado that helped him buy his first guitar.

Of all of the bands Tyson has been a part of, Pomeroy is the one where he gets noticed. Pomeroy fans from Omaha, Nebraska, and Iowa, recognize him.

A special Pomeroy Reunion at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, KCMO on Friday, July 31.

Tyson’s family moved to KC in 1988.

Tyson talked about the divisions of the KC Music Scene – segregated, in pockets: Westport / Hard Rock – Aftershock / Cover Bands

Tyson is an instructor at Music House An Evening With Tyson Leslie, at 7465 West 161st St. Overland Park, KS.

Tyson and has worked for nearly 5 years at Howl at The Moon KC, singing, playing piano, guitar, bass, and drums.

Tyson Leslie’s Farewell Super Jam with a cavalcade of solo artists and former bandmates, is a chance to bring people together. Knuckleheads SalAn Evening With Tyson Leslie, at 7465 West 161st St. Overland Park, KS.

Tyson Leslie will return home to play a special Pomeroy Reunion at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, KCMO on Friday, July 31.

11:26

9. Tyson Leslie – “Selective Amnesia”
from: Train Wrecks, Havoc & Heartbreak / Independent / October 21, 2013

11:28 – Underwriting

11:30

10. The Fog – “17 Again”
from: THE FOG ON TOUR IN AMERICA / Independent / March 20, 2015
[Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, Frazier Krohn on drums.]

11:33 – Interview with Ian Teeple, Brendan Dulohery, Frazier Krohn, Emma Daffin

Brendan Dulohery, Ian Teeple, Emma Daffin, Frazier Krohn are The Fog, guests on the June 10, 2015 - Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Brendan Dulohery, Ian Teeple, Emma Daffin, Frazier Krohn are The Fog, guests on the June 10, 2015 – Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Musician, guitarist, and singer, Ian Teeple, along with bassist, Brendan Dulohery, and drummer, Frazier Krohn, and vocalist & keyboard player Emma Daffin, are the band The Fog. Last December this young band released their debut full length, Darkness USA on High Dive Records. Recently, The Fog released, The Fog On Tour In America, a demos compilation, with singles B-sides. Their music has been called sludge pop: really heavy pop music with lots of distorted guitars. The Fog are getting set to go out on multiple tours. More info at: https://theefog.bandcamp.com/

Ian Teeple and Brendan Dulohery have known each other since high school, and have played together in some capacity ever since.

Krohn and Dulohery both played in the same high school jazz band, but at different times, and both went on to the University of Missouri–Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. Dulohery has transferred to a different program.

Teeple, who played in a band called Palace Neapolitan with Dulohery before the Fog formed in September 2013, also plays in Metatone.

Ian Teeple also plays with Sneaky Creeps, Metatone, Quadrigarum, and Yuck Ratz.

Emma Daffin moved to Kansas City from Houston, Texas

Ian Teeple tole Natalie Gallagher of the Pitch, “I think us being weirdos has been the most beneficial thing for our band.”

Influences – Frank Zappa, Cibo Matto, The Buzzcocks and horror movies

HIgh Dive Records – Jeff McCoy

From The Pitch:
“They’re very young guys,” McCoy says, “but they’re just a lot further along than a lot of other bands would be, especially on the songwriting side of things. And they’re kind of wide-eyed about the whole situation. They’re not jaded about the ups and downs of trying to get someone to appreciate your art. They have an idea of the direction they want to go.

11:48

11. The Fog – “Rope”
from: Darkness USA / High Dive Records / December 11, 2014
[Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, Frazier Krohn on drums. Featuring Fritz Hutchison on backup on Evol. Recorded in 2014 with J Ashley Miller & Jonathan Kraft at Infoaming Vertex in KCMO.]

12. Yo La Tengo – “Automatic Doom”
from: Stuff Like That There / Matador Records / Expected August 28, 2015
[Formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1984. Since 1992, the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan (guitars, piano, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, piano, vocals).]

13. Hot Chip – “White Wine and Fried Chicken”
from: Why Make Sense? (Deluxe Edition) / Domino Recording Company / May 15, 2015

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

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

Next week on Wed, June 17 – Johnny Hamil talks about his new release. We’ll play music from and talk with Mike Alexander about the Center of The City Fest, June 18, 19, 20 at Harlings Upstairs. In our second hour Guest DJ Michael Tankersley.

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Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: Lily Tomlin + Tyson Leslie + The Fog + HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival

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, June 10, 2015

Lily Tomlin + Tyson Leslie + The Fog +
HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival

Mark plays recordings from John Velghe and The Prodigal Sons, The Matchsellers, Ruddy Swain, Lily Tomlin, Tyson Leslie, The Fog, Yo La Tengo, Hot Chip and more!

At 10:15 Theatre director and teacher, David Luby, joins us with students from the Paseo Academy For the Performing Arts in Kansas City, who just completed a four day writing workshop where they wrote and recorded live radio dramas. On Friday, June 12, at 7:00 pm these students will present these recordings and also perform live, at the Heartland Forum, at Crown Center, for The Mark Time Awards, the most prominent awards worldwide for original radio drama. The Mark Time Awards are part of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival. More info at http://hearnowfestival.org

Lily-Tomlin

At 10:30 Mark talks with Lily Tomlin who during her 40-year career has won two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, The Mark Twain Prize for American humor, and recently was one of five honorees with Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, and Sting, for the annual Kennedy Center Honors. Lily Tomlin has made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman’s “Nashville.” Tomlin lives in Los Angeles with her partner, writer Jane Wagner. Lily Tomlin is the star of the new Netflix Series, Grace and Frankie, co-starring Jane Fonda, with Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. Lily Tomlin, will be appearing in Kansas City at The Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 PM. For more information http://www.kauffmancenter.org or 816-994-7222.

At 11:00 Mark talks with guitarist, bassist, keyboard player, singer, songwriter, and teacher, Tyson Leslie, who has been a part of the KC music scene for over 20 years, playing in many KC bands including: Pomeroy, 90Minutes, and Simplexity. Tyson is an instructor at Music House School of Music, and has worked for nearly 5 years at Howl at The Moon KC, singing, playing piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Tyson has played on stage with Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Gavin DeGraw, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, and most recently has toured with Red Line Chemistry opening for Whitesnake. Tyson Leslie and wife Star Stanton are moving to Nashville this summer. On Friday June 12, at 7:00 pm, Music House School of Music presents An Evening With Tyson Leslie, at 7465 West 161st St. Overland Park, KS. Tyson Leslie plays Knuckleheads Saloon, at 2715 Rochester, KCMO, Sunday, June 14, at 6:30 pm, for Tyson Leslie’s Farewell Super Jam with a cavalcade of solo artists and former bandmates. Tyson Leslie will also play a special Pomeroy Reunion at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, North Kansas City, KCMO on Friday, July 31, at 8:00 pm.

At 11:30 musician, guitarist, and singer, Ian Teeple, along with bassist, Brendan Dulohery, and drummer, Frazier Krohn of the band The Fog, joins us for a conversation and to play a few songs live. Ian Teeple also plays with Sneaky Creeps, Metatone, Quadrigarum, and Yuck Ratz. In March The Fog released, The Fog On Tour In America, a demos compilation, with singles B-sides. The Fog and several other bands Ian Teeple plays with are getting set to go out on multiple tours. More info at: https://theefog.bandcamp.com/

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Thank you to our fabulous listeners!

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, over 25 of our fabulous radio listeners called in to donate to KKFI 90.1 FM during Wednesday MidDay Medley‘s broadcast between 10:00 and Noon. On behalf of my co-hosts: Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt, I want to say “THANK YOU” to all of you who gave (whatever you could) to help keep the airwaves free and independent and show your support for our program. It is almost entirely because of YOU, our listeners, that our show is able to continue to serve all of those who do not donate or cannot donate. Thank you for supporting Community Radio and Wednesday MidDay Medley!

Thank to our Friends for donating to Wednesday MidDay Medley for our Spring On-Air Fund Drive for 90.1 FM.

A Big Thank to our Friends for donating “Thank you Gifts” for our Spring On-Air Fund Drive for Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

Vinyl Renaissance & Audio on 39th,
Records with Merritt,
The Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven,
It’s a Beautiful Day,
Glassnote Records,
Haymaker Records,
MudStomp Records,
The Record Machine,
High Dive Records,
Midwest Music Foundation,
The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College,
and Lily Tomlin

WMM Playlist from June 3, 2015

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

“The MidCoast Sound”
Hunky-Dory MidCoastal Releases of 2015…So Far
+ Connor Leimer Live!

We played representative tracks from some of our favorite MidCoastal full-length or EP releases of 2015 – so far.

Joining us for the entire show are: 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 2nd full-length solo release, the critically aclaimed, “High Moon Order” was one of our Best Recordings of 2013. She also recently did her 20th year at The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and is currently performing with multi instrumentalist Clarke Wyatt. They have a brand new EP, Bird Notes.

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, sharing her musical discoveries and info from her encyclopedic brain. With 20 years in the music business, in May of 2014, Marion opened her own, independent record store. Records With Merritt, at 1614 Westport Rd. The store specializes in new vinyl releases. Marion Merritt was also just recently elected to The MidCoast Radio Project’s Board of Directors.

Big Thank you to: Vinyl Renaissance, Records With Merritt, Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven, It’s A Beautiful Day, Glassnote Records, Haymaker Records, MudStomp Records, The Record Machine, High Dive Records, Midwest Music Foundation, The Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College, and Lily Tomlin for donating “Thank you Gifts” for our Spring On-Air Fund Drive for Wednesday Midday Medley on 90.1 FM KKFI.

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / December 20, 1979 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Kodascope – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
from: Kodascope [EP] / Independent / May 12, 2015
[Debut release from six-piece KC band. Matthew Hayden on drums, percussion; Justin Skinner on percussion, drums; Michael Tipton on vocals, guitar; Ashleigh Guthrie on keyboards; Brent Jamison on bass; and Andy Kirk on guitar. Also for this song: Megan Zander (Dream Wolf, REN) and Camry Ivory (Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds) sing backing vocals.]

[Kodascope play Californos in Westport Saturday, June 6, at 9:00 with, Anna Cole & the Other Lovers.]

10:13

3. Mikal Shapiro – “Nope”
from: The Musical / Independent / March 22, 2015
[“nope” features Hermon Mehari on Trumpet. 3rd release from: singer, songwriter, artist, filmmaker, puppeteer, ring-leader Mikal Shapiro, who studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Her full length solo releases “The Crow The Lark And The Loon from 2008, and “For Good” from 2010 have been acclaimed by local music writers. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal Shapiro is also a curator, producer and co-host of River Trade Radio. Aside from performing as a solo artist Mikal also performs with Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound, she is a member of the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as Partners in Glory. Kasey and Mikal are also the co-hosts / co-producers of River Trade Radio airing every Sunday morning 9 to 11:00 on 90.1 FM KKFI.][Mikal writes that The Musical is a collection of stories and characters; an intersection between popular music, classical songwriting and personal mythologies. Tracks jump influences from jazz, folk, and blues to rock, country and psychedelia. The core band includes: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright and electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums, Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly & Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine. Friend & collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.” Recorded, mixed & mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.]

4. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – “Died & Gone To Heaven”
from: Biscuits and Gravity / Independent / January 24, 2015
[Scott Hrabko on vocals, guitar, keyboards & drums, with Emily Tummons on accordian & vocals, and Josh Arnold on bass & vocals, and Kirk Scott on lead guitar. 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. Scott Hrabko ‘s critically aclaimed solo release, “Gone Places” is said to be 30 years in the making.]

5. Good Time Charley – “Drunkards”
from: Cautionary Tales / Good Time Charley/ March 3, 2015
[Debut album from KC based 6-piece with: Barb Corley on vocals & ukulele; Melissa Butler on vocals, guitar, & kazoo; Matt Cathlina on bass; Grant Buell on keyboard & accordion; Shawn Wright (Klaus) on drums.]

10:31 – Underwriting
10:33

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

[Betse & Clarke play Californo’s, Friday, June 5, at 8:00 pm, with The Philistines and Psychic Heat.]
[Betse & Clarke play Rural Grit Happy Hour, Monday, June 8, at The Brick.]
[Betse & Clarke play Green Acre’s Farmers market, Thursday, June 11, at The Brick.]

7. She’s A Keeper – “Pennsylvania”
rom: Westside Royal / Independent / January 17, 2015
[KC based band includes: Fritz Hutchison – vocals, banjo, percussion; Zac Jurden – vocals, guitar; Colin Nelson – vocals, guitar; Elliott Phillips – bass, mandolin. Recorded and produced by She’s A Keeper and Joel Nanos at Element Recording in KCMO.]

[She’s a Keeper play Knuckleheads, Friday June 19 with Ha Ha Tonka.]

8. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “You Broke A Heart Today”
from: Smooth Sailing / Independent / May 9, 2012
[The Titanics are: Gary Paredes on electric and acoustic guitars & vocals, Dan Mesh on electric and acoustic guitars & vocals, Matt Kesler on bass, Pat Tomek on drums & percussion. With contributions from over 15 local artists participating in Howard’s “on going recording project” conducted in Pat Tomek’s Largely Studios, KCMO. Recorded and mixed by Pat Tomek. Scott Easterday on bass, Michelle Gaume Saunders on vocals. ]

9. Mat Shoare – “Friends”
from: Right As Rain / Indep / May 5, 2015
[3rd full length solo release, from KC based Mat Shoare, a singer, guitarist, band leader, and record label founder. As a songwriter he has been nominated for a Pitch Music Award. He is one of our favorite Kansas City based musicians. Mat Shoare joins us to share tracks from his third solo release ‘Right As Rain” that will be officially released on Tuesday, May 5. Mat’s new music video for his song “Murder” premiered on PopMatters.com. Mat has also released several EPs with The Empty Spaces, who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Garage Band. “Murder” the first digital single release from Right As Rain premiered on PopMatters.com]

10:51

10. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Whole Lotta Problems”
from: Skeleton Crew / Glassnote Entertainment Group / expected May 19, 2015
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his mother, Ruth Ward, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas City’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. They have played live on our show 4 times in the last year and a half, and were featured in 90.1 FM’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity Temple, and The Crossroads Music Fest. They played the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, last fall, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote records and have spent several months recording their new album in Nashville. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be making their network television debut, this Wednesday Night, Feb. 11, on The Late Show With David Letterman.]

11. Calvin Arsenia – “Aquamarine”
from: Prose / Independent / February 3, 2015
[Recorded over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Produced by Graham Coe. Engineered by David O’Leary. Music and Lyrics: Calvin Arsenia, with Fiona Reid & Liselot Van Oosterom on Vocals, Graham Coe on Cello, Mark Smith on Percussion, Lyle Watt on Guitar Calvin Arsenia on Vocals & Guitar & Piano.]

12. La Guerre – “Two Sisters”
from: Sapphires / The Record Machine / January 20, 2015
[La Guerre is the French for “war.”Sapphires was produced, engineered by Joshua Browning who also played bass. Percussion: Beau Bruns, Chris Brower. Guitar/Additional Vox: Charles Calhoun, Gavin Snider; Trombone: Joshua Landau; Additional Vox: Will Weinstein. All songs written by Katlyn Conroy. Katlyn Conroy, is a female singer and songwriter from Lawrence, Kansas. She was part of the critically acclaimed band, Cowboy Indian Bear. She was the recipient of the 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Singer-Songwriter. You can a listen to her music at http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

11:00 – Station ID

11:08 – Interview with Connor Leimer

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Musician, singer, songwriter Connor Leimer released his debut EP “Like It’s June” on November 1, 2013. His follow up EP “Coast To The Sea” came out Sept. 24, 2014. He just finished work on new recordings in the studio, now being mastered in New York. Connor Leimer plays The Bottleneck on Friday, June 5, with The Wing Dings and Tall Tales. Connor Leimer is back on stage in Kansas City at recordBar, Thursday,June 11, with Quantum Supply, Nicolette Paige, & Vaughan Noire. Connor joins us live in our 90.1 FM studios with Blair Bryant on bass and Brandon Thomas on keyboards.

11:09

13. Connor Leimer – “Driving” (Live)
also available on “Like It’s June” / Independent / November 1, 2015
[With Blair Bryant on bass and Brandon Thomas on keyboards.]

11:13

Connor Leimer just graduated from High School this spring. He is talking a “gap year” to pursue music with a new full length release, and getting his music out there for more people to hear.

11:18

14. Connor Leimer – “Postcard” (Live)
This song will be on the upcoming September 2015 full-length release called Postcard currently being mastered in NYC.
[With Blair Bryant on bass and Brandon Thomas on keyboards.]

Connor Leimer plays The Bottleneck, Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm. Connor Leimer also plays recordBar, Thursday, June 11, at 10:00 pm. More info at: http://connorleimer.com/

11:31 – Underwriting
11:33

15. The Fog – “Evol”
from: Darkness USA / High Dive Records / December 11, 2014
[Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, Frazier Krohn on drums. Featuring Fritz Hutchison on backup on Evol. Recorded in 2014 with J Ashley Miller & Jonathan Kraft at Infoaming Vertex in KCMO.]

16. Dolls On Fire – “My Emily”
from: Synesthesia / Independent / February 13, 2015
[Recorded by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures studio. Zach Hodson on lead vocals & guitar, Rachel Jaggard on lead vocals & keys, Michelle Bacon on bass, Ben Byard on guitar and Mark Johnson on drums.]

[Dolls on Fire play The Brick, Saturday, June 6 with The Blackbird Revue.]

15. Digital Leather – “Face to the Wall”
from: All Faded / FDH Records / Expected June 23, 2015
[Omaha, Nebraska based Synth punk, New Wave, pop, lo-fi, and psychedelic musical project led by multi-instrumentalist Shawn Foree. Originally from Yuma, Arizona, Foree began calling his project Digital Leather when he moved to Tucson, where he studied American Literature at University of Arizona. He used student loan money to buy equipment. He managed to release his first three albums after recording them in his bedroom on labels such as Tic Tac Totally, Jay Reatard’s Shattered Records imprint, and FDH Records. He supported this “bedroom project” with several nationwide and European tours. Sorcerer, released on Goner Records in 2008, is a half-live, half-studio record. In 2009, Foree began working on a collection of songs in a fully operational studio. Released in September 2009 by Fat Possum Records, Warm Brother garnered positive reviews. After relocating to Omaha, Nebraska, a 5-piece band formed. They toured around and as a band Digital Leather recorded All Faded. The record sounds huge in comparison to the earlier efforts. Big drums,thick bass, great guitars, and of course biting synth-leads courtesy of The Faint’s Todd Fink. [Digital Leather play NYC on June 3 at Cake Shop.]

16. Sie Lieben Maschinen – “Should’ve Looked in the Mirror”
from: June Gloom / Independent / January 1, 2015
[Steve Tulipana on vocals; Josh Newton on guitar, bass, synth; Chris Bolig on drums. Recorded and mixed by Scott Evans at Sharkbite Studios and Antisleep Audio. Vocals for “The Man Laughs”, “Postcards” and “Public Image” recorded by John Bersuch at Innerhorse. All other vocals recorded by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Sound Lab in Kansas City, MO. Mastered by Carl Saff.]

11:49

17. the author and the illustrator – “Paper Faces”
from: A Minor Component to a Cold November / Independent / January 6, 2015
[Alternative dreamo indie rock midwest post punk shoegaze from Kansas City based The Author and The Illustrator: Schuyler Bates – Bass, Ian Dobyns – Drums, Zack Hames – Vocals / Guitar, Josh Legler – Guitar. Recorded Live at BRC Audio Productions in Kansas City, Kansas October-November 2014. Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by The Author and The Illusrator and Chris Schmidt.]

11:55:30

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

11:59:30

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

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

Next week on Wed, June 10, Special guests include Lily Tomlin, David Luby, Tyson Leslie, and Ian Teeple of The Fog.

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Show #580

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound + Connor Leimer + Betse Ellis & Marion Merritt

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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

“The MidCoast Sound”
Hunky-Dory MidCoastal Releases of 2015…So Far
+ Connor Leimer Live!


Wednesday MidDay Medley plays from some of our favorite MidCoastal full-length or EP releases of 2015 – so far. We’ll play representative tracks from: Mat Shoare, Pink Royal, Betse & Clarke, La Guerre, Kodascope, The Fog, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits, Calvin Arsenia, Mikal Shapiro, Dolls on Fire, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Sie Lieben Maschinen, Good Time Charley, the author and the illustrator, She’s A Keeper, and Digital Leather.

At 11:00, Connor Leimer plays LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. Joining Connor will be Blair Bryant on bass and Brandon Thomas on drums. Connor Leimer plays The Bottleneck, Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00pm. Connor Leimer also plays recordBar, Thursday, June 11, at 10:00 pm. More info at: http://www.connorleimer.com/

Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, and songwriter along with Marion Merritt, 90.1 FM Board Member and owner of Records With Merritt, join Mark for the entire show to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City 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 Spring Fund Drive Show we’ll share with 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 our fabulous “Thank You Gifts” :

A.) The MidCoast Spirit Bag:
* 10% Discount Card (Vinyl Renaissance)
* 15% Discount Coupon (Records With Merritt)
* 20% Off 1 New or 40% Off 1 Used (Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven)
* Incense & a 10% Discount Coupon (It’s A Beautiful Day)
* Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear “Skeleton Crew” CD (Glassnote Records)
* Schwervon! “Broken Teeth” CD (Haymaker Records)
* New MudStomp Compilation CD (MudStomp Records)
* Minden / Soft Reeds Split 7″ (The Record Machine)
* The Fog, or Empty Moon, or Organized Crimes, Cassette (High Dive Records)
* Midwestern Audio Volume 3 CD (Midwest Music Foundation)
(Only 10 MidCoast Spirit Bags are available.)

or

B.) 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
(Only 5 pairs of vouchers available.)

or

C.) A pair of tickets to see Lily Tomlin in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 7:30 pm, at 1601 Broadway Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108. Tickets will be held at box office “will call” to pick up the night of the show.
(Only 5 pairs of tickets available.)

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

Show #580