WMM with Jennifer Owen & Xavier Martin + Judith Levy + Music from Sol Soul Fest

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Jennifer Owen of Owen Cox Dance Group & Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures + Judith Levy & “At the Heart of the Matter”

Mark spins More New & MidCoastal Releases from: Blackstarkids, The Black Creatures, Be/Non, The Uncouth, Scruffy & The Janitors, Kat King, Olivia Fox, Amado Espinoza, Arquesta Del Sol Soul, Ebony Tusks, Jass, Just Angel, Regina Del Carmen, Miya Folick, Miloe, Joy Oladokun with Chris Stapleton, and The Black Angels.

At 10:30, Jennifer Owen, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Owen Cox Dance Group and Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures join us to talk about “What Came With Spring” a world premiere choreographed by Christian Warner in collaboration with The Black Creatures. Continuing from the middle of a 400 year-long conversation, “What Came With Spring” serves as a meditation of hope through remembrance, acknowledgement, and joy. In a garden watched with black eyes, tiptoed through with black feet, and cared for with black hands, What Came With Spring?. “What Came With Spring” has performances: Friday, and Saturday, October 7 and 8, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 PM, at City Stage Theatre, Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO. Owen/Cox Dance Group is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation. http://www.owencoxdance.org

At 11:30 Artist Judith Levy shares details about her solo exhibition of new work, “At the Heart of the Matter” showing through October 22, at Studios Inc, 1708 Campbell St, KCMO. “Throughout the exhibit, she wrestles with the heaviness of contemporary life, saturated by gender-based violence, racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, ecological disaster, and the global pandemic.” Judith G. Levy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores complexity, commonality and contradiction in personal stories, historical narratives and socio-cultural issues. She uses her queer gaze to examine memory, authenticity, and desire, while she reconfigures and recreates in order to describe departures from traditional understandings and to create new meanings. Levy has been the recipient of the Inspiration Grant from ArtsKC, a Charlotte Street Fellowship for an Art Omi Artist Residency, and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. Levy’s artwork has been exhibited both regionally and nationally. More info at http://www.studiosinc.org and http://www.judithglevy.com

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Show #961

WMM Playlist from September 21, 2022

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Spinning Records With Marion Merritt

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM. She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis. She went to college in Columbia, Missouri. She studied art and musical engineering. She saw Talking Heads on their first U.S. tour when they played One Block West, in KCK, in 1978. For over 18 years Marion has joined us on WMM. Marion is also the proprietor of Records With Merritt, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com.

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
  1. Dimitri From Paris – “Prologue”
    from: Sacrebleu / Yellow Productions – Atlantic / June 11, 1996
    [Debut studio albumm from Dimitri from Paris was born Dimitrios Yerasimos, on October 27, 1963. He is a French music producer and DJ of Greek descent. His musical influences are rooted in 1970s funk and disco sounds that spawned contemporary house music, as well as original soundtracks from 1950s and 1960s movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, La Dolce Vita and The Party, which were sampled in his album Sacrebleu. Dimitri fused these sounds with electro and block party hip hop he discovered in the 1980s. // Contrary to his musical pseudonym, Dimitri was born not in Paris but born in Peckham, South London, to Rûm parents (Greeks of Turkey), Dimitri grew up in France where he discovered DJing at home, using whatever he could find to “cut and paste” samples from disco hits or in to montages heard on the radio, blending them together to make tapes. This early experimentation helped him launch his DJ career. // He started out by DJing at the French station Radio 7, before moving on to Skyrock and finally to Radio NRJ, Europe’s largest FM radio network, in 1986. There, he introduced the first ever house music show to be broadcast in France, while simultaneously producing under the direction of sound designer Michel Gaubert, runway soundtracks for fashion houses such as Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hermès and Yves Saint-Laurent. He also released two solo EPs from 1993 to 1994 and contributed to the Yellow Productions compilation La Yellow 357. // In 1996, Dimitri gained worldwide recognition with the release of his first full album, Sacrebleu, released on Yellow Productions. A blend of diverse influences including jazz, original film soundtracks, samba, and organic house, Sacrebleu sold 300,000 copies worldwide and was named Album of the Year by UK’s Mixmag magazine. // In 2000, Dimitri followed Sacrebleu up with A Night at the Playboy Mansion (Virgin) and Disco Forever (BBE), followed by My Salsoul in 2001, After the Playboy Mansion in 2002. In 2003, Cruising Attitude was released, to be closely followed by his first outing on UK’s premier dance music label Defected: Dimitri from Paris In the House. // He has followed a somewhat glamorous musical path by recording soundtracks and advertising campaigns for fashion houses Chanel, Jean-Paul Gautier and Yves Saint Laurent and remixing hundreds of artists as diverse as Björk, The Cardigans, James Brown, Michael Jackson, New Order and Quincy Jones. He also did the music for the anime Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase and mixed the soundtrack for the French luxury dessin animé Jet Groove produced by Method Films. // 2005 saw Dimitri go back to his Funk and Disco roots, with Japanese hip hop producer and über collector DJ Muro for Super Disco Friends a double CD mixdown. In 2006 he offered his House of Love outing to Valentine’s Day’s lovers. Later on Dimitri produced Los Amigos Invisibles “Super Pop Venezuela” album which grabbed a nomination for a Grammy Award. // 2007 saw the release of the Cocktail Disco project with longtime partner BBE, a handful of disco classics remixes and other surprises down the line. // 2009 saw the release of the Night Dubbin’, a post-disco R&B compilation remix album.]
  1. Fela Kuti – “Roforofo Fight”
    from: Roforofo Fight / Jofabro / 1972 [Knitting Factory / 2022]  
    [Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti; October 15, 1938 – August 2, 1997), also known as Abami Eda, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, political activist, and Pan-Africanist. He is regarded as the pioneer of Afrobeat, an African music genre that combines West African music with American funk and jazz. At the height of his popularity, he was referred to as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers”. AllMusic described him as a musical and sociopolitical voice of international significance. Kuti was the son of Nigerian women’s rights activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti. After early experiences abroad, he and his band Africa 70 (featuring drummer and musical director Tony Allen) shot to stardom in Nigeria during the 1970s, during which he was an outspoken critic and target of Nigeria’s military juntas. In 1970, he founded the Kalakuta Republic commune, which declared itself independent from military rule. The commune was destroyed in a 1978 raid. He was jailed by the government of Muhammadu Buhari in 1984, but released after 20 months. He continued to record and perform through the 1980s and 1990s. Since his death in 1997, reissues and compilations of his music have been overseen by his son, Femi Kuti.]
  1. Piero Umiliani, Gianni Basso & Oscar Valdambrini – “Notte in Algeria (From “I piaceri proibiti”) [Remastered 2022])”
    from: Boom! Italian Jazz Soundtracks At Their Finest (1959-1969) / Decca / 2022 
    [BOOM! is an incredible compilation of 33 tracks drawn from the hundreds of soundtracks in the CAM Sugar archive from the golden age of Italian jazz soundtracks. BOOM! represents the explosion of jazz into Italian cinema in the late-1950s through the 1960s and is also the quintessential soundtrack to the economic social and cultural boom Italy enjoyed at the time. It features soloists and artists such as Gianni Basso, Oscar Valdambrini, Nunzio Rotondo, Enrico Rava, Chet Baker, and Gato Barbieri.) 
  1. Riz Ortolani – “Il sorpasso (Titoli – Ripresa) (From “Il sorpasso”) [Remastered 2022]” ` from: Boom! Italian Jazz Soundtracks At Their Finest (1959-1969) Decca / 2022 
    [Riziero Ortolani (March 25, 1926 – January 23, 2014) was an Italian composer, conductor, and orchestrator, predominantly of film scores.[1] He scored over 200 films and television programs between 1955 and 2014, with a career spanning over fifty years. // Internationally, he is best known for his genre scores, notably his music for mondo, giallo, horror, and Spaghetti Western films. His most famous composition is “More,” which he wrote for the infamous film Mondo Cane. It won the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Theme and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 36th Academy Awards. The song was later covered by Frank Sinatra, Kai Winding, Andy Williams, Roy Orbison, and others. // Ortolani received many other accolades, including four David di Donatello Awards, three Nastro d’Argento Awards, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. In 2013, he received a Lifetime Achievement from the World Soundtrack Academy. // Ortolani was born on March 25, 1926 in Pesaro, Italy. He was the youngest of six children. Ortolani’s father, a postal worker, gave his son a violin at age 4. Ortolani later switched to flute after injuring his elbow in a car accident. He studied at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Gioachino Rossini” in his hometown of Pesaro before moving to Rome in 1948 and finding work with the RAI orchestra. Though the chronology is unclear, he also likely served as a musician in the Italian Air Force orchestra, formed a Jazz ensemble, and came to the United States as a Jazz musician in Hollywood, all before scoring his first film. // Ortolani married Katyna Ranieri in 1956. // In the early 1950s, Ortolani was founder and member of a well-known Italian jazz band. One of his early film scores was for Paolo Cavara and Gualtiero Jacopetti’s 1962 pseudo-documentary Mondo Cane, whose main title-song More earned him a Grammy and was also nominated for an Oscar as Best Song. The success of the soundtrack of Mondo Cane led Ortolani to score films in England and the United States such as The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964), The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966), The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) and Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968). He also scored the 1972 film The Valachi Papers, directed by Terence Young and starring Charles Bronson. // Ortolani scored all or parts of over 200 films, including German westerns like Old Shatterhand (1964) and a long series of Italian giallos, Spaghetti Westerns, Eurospy films, Exploitation films and mondo films. These include Il Sorpasso (1962), Castle of Blood (1964), Africa Addio (1966), Day of Anger (1967), Anzio (1968), The McKenzie Break (1970), The Hunting Party (1971), A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972), Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972), The Fifth Musketeer (1979), From Hell to Victory (1979), the controversial Ruggero Deodato films Cannibal Holocaust (1980) and The House on the Edge of the Park (1980), and the first series of La piovra (1984). In later years he scored many films for Italian director Pupi Avati. // His music was used on soundtracks for Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 (1999), Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), Drive (2011) and Django Unchained (2012). // In 2013, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy.// Ortolani died on January 23, 2014 in Rome, aged 87.] 
  1. Charles Stepney – “Gimme Some Sugar”
    from: Step On Step / International Anthem  / September 9, 2022
    [Charles Stepney (March 26, 1931– May 17, 1976) was an American record producer, arranger, songwriter and musician. Stepney is noted for his work with artists such as The Dells, Ramsey Lewis, Rotary Connection and Earth, Wind & Fire. // He started his musical career as a jazz piano and vibraphone player, and began work for Chess Records as a musician and arranger. In 1966, Charles Stepney and Marshall Chess, son of Chess Records’ co-founder Leonard Chess, created the band Rotary Connection. Stepney went on to produce the group on the Chess vanity label Cadet Concept. These were their 1967 self titled debut album, 1968’s Aladdin and Peace LPs and 1969’s release Songs. He also produced the group’s 1970 album Dinner Music and 1971 LP Hey Love. According to writer Paul Bowler: “The six albums that Rotary Connection recorded under Stepney’s guidance proved revolutionary; a glorious fusion of styles made essential by the simpatico nature of Stepney’s lush string arrangements and [Minnie] Riperton’s multi-octave, quasi-operatic vocals.” // Stepney went on to produce Rotary Connection lead singer Minnie Riperton’s 1970 debut album Come to My Garden. Commenting on Minnie at the time he said that she “has a soprano range of about four octaves, a whole lot of soul, she’s good-looking and she’s got the experience of Rotary behind her.” // During 1970 Stepney also wrote, produced and conducted a Classical Jazz Symphony entitled “Cohesion”. “Cohesion” was performed by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Ramsey Lewis Trio and Minnie Riperton in Minneapolis, Minnesota. // Stepney worked with a wide range of other performers at Chess. He began producing soul group The Dells on their 1968 album There Is. He later produced the group’s 1969 release Love is Blue and their 1971 LPs Like It Is, Like It Was and Freedom Means. He also worked with blues musicians Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf , and singers Terry Callier, Marlena Shaw, and Deniece Williams, on their albums. He is credited as a musician or producer on albums including The Soulful Strings – Paint It Black (1966) and Groovin’ with the Soulful Strings (1967); Muddy Waters – Electric Mud (1968) and After the Rain (1969); Howlin’ Wolf – The Howlin’ Wolf Album (1969); Marlena Shaw – The Spice of Life (1969); Terry Callier – Occasional Rain (1972), What Color Is Love (1973) and I Just Can’t Help Myself (1974); Phil Upchurch – Upchurch (Cadet, 1969) and The Way I Feel (Cadet, 1970). // Stepney began to collaborate with the Ramsey Lewis Trio as a producer on their 1968 LP Maiden Voyage. The album included the song “Les Fleur” written by Stepney and later recorded by Riperton in 1970. He also arranged on the Trio’s 1968 album Mother Nature’s Son and 1969 LP Another Voyage, and co-produced the 1970 album The Piano Player. // With the Trio was a young drummer named Maurice White who in prior played with Chess Records. White went on to found and lead a new band called Earth, Wind & Fire. Stepney eventually worked as an associate producer on the band’s 1974 release Open Our Eyes. // He then performed on Ramsey Lewis’s 1974 album Sun Goddess and produced his 1975 LP Don’t It Feel Good. Additionally Stepney coproduced with Maurice on Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1975 albums That’s the Way of the World and Gratitude. Stepney then went about coproducing with White on EWF’s 1976 album Spirit, Ramsey Lewis’s 1976 LP Salongo, The Emotions 1976 album Flowers and Deniece Williams’s 1976 LP This Is Niecy.]
  1. Charles Stepney – “Daddies Diddies”
    from: Step On Step / International Anthem  / September 9, 2022
  1. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “The Real”
    from: Fire Doesn’t Grow on Trees / A Records / June 24, 2022
    [The Band’s 19th album and one of two released this year including THE FUTURE IS YOUR PAST. The Brian Jonestown Massacre is an American musical project and band led and started by Anton Newcombe. It was formed in San Francisco in 1990. // The group was the subject of the 2004 documentary film called Dig!, and have gained media notoriety for their tumultuous working relationships as well as the erratic behavior of Newcombe. The collective has released 19 albums, five compilation albums, five live albums, 13 EPs, 18 singles as well as two various-artist compilation albums to date. // The bandname is a portmanteau of deceased Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones and the 1978 Jonestown Massacre.]
  1. Tess Parks – “Wow”
    from: And Those Who Were Seen Dancing / Fuzz Club / May 20, 2022
    [Anton Newcombe recorded two albums with Toronto singer-songwriter Tess Parks: I Declare Nothing in 2015, and the eponymous Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe in 2018.]
  1. Melody’s Echo Chamber – “Unfold”
    from: Unfold / Fat Possum Records / September 30, 2022
    [Melody’s Echo Chamber is the main project of French musician Melody Prochet. // When Melody Prochet’s previous project My Bee’s Garden supported Tame Impala on their European tour in 2010, Prochet collaborated with Kevin Parker to produce her new solo material as Melody’s Echo Chamber. The material was recorded in Parker’s makeshift studio in Perth, Australia and Prochet’s grandmother’s seaside home in the south of France. The self-titled debut album was released under Fat Possum Records in 2012. // In 2013, the debut album peaked at 61 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart. Q Magazine rated the album 8/10, calling it an “intoxicating listen that’s well worth experiencing for yourself.” Drowned in Sound’s Dom Gourlay awarded the album 9/10 and stated: “Whatever happens next, she can rest assured safe in the knowledge that together with her beau they’ve conjured up one of 2012’s–or any other year in recent memory–finest debuts.” // Melody’s Echo Chamber released “Shirim” in October 2014, which was set to be featured in her next album. In December, it was announced that Melody’s Echo Chamber would play at the 2015 Levitation Festival in Austin, Texas, but her appearance was later cancelled due to visa issues. // In 2017, Prochet released a new track on YouTube titled “Cross My Heart”, with the announcement of her independently produced album Bon Voyage. It was set to be released in the same year, but was delayed as Prochet had suffered a “serious accident”, followed by the cancellation of her world tour. // In April 2018, Prochet released the single “Breathe In, Breathe Out”, and Bon Voyage was released in June. // In January 2022, Prochet released the single “Looking Backward”, and Emotional Eternal was released in April.]
  1. Sessa – “Gostar Do Mundo”
    from: Estrela Acesa / Mexican Summer / June 24, 2022
    [Sessa’s songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sensual lyrics in the vein of Caetano Veloso, and the melodic flourishes of Jobim. However, the music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the bareness of Leonard Cohen, with touches of tropicalia and free jazz.]
  1. Adrian Quesada – “Mentiras Con Cariño (feat. ILE)”
    from: Boleros Psicodélicos/ Anti / February 21, 2012
    [Adrian Quesada is an American musician, producer, and songwriter. A Grammy Award-usic map.” // In late 2017, on the recommendation of a friend, Quesada contacted Eric Burton to sing on instrumentals he had recorded. They formed Black Pumas shortly after their first meeting, and released their self-titled debut in June 2019. Critically acclaimed, they were nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy four months after their first album was released. A deluxe version of their debut and a live album were subsequently released; as of 2022 the Black Pumas had received six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. They played more than 60 live shows prior to and after the COVID-19 pandemic and, in addition to other television shows, they appeared on Austin City Limits, the Grammy Awards telecast, Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Celebrating America, the concert following the Biden inauguration. In early 2022, inspired by the Latin American psychedelic ballads of the sixties and seventies, Quesada recorded Boleros Psicodélicos. Set for release in June, iLe, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Girl Ultra and Marc Ribot are featured on the record, which includes classic balada music as well as Quesada’s original compositions.[9] Rolling Stone’s Ernesto Lechner wrote that with its “remarkable intensity and a mind-boggling attention to detail”, the album “promised to be one of 2022’s most gorgeous releases”.[2] The first single from the album, “Mentiras con Cariño” (featuring iLe), was released in March 2022. It was Quesada’s first solo single. // Well-known as a producer, Quesada works out of his Austin studio, Electric Deluxe. In addition the Black Pumas records, he has more than 150 production credits, including Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul, his collection of original songs and re-recordings of Chicano soul classics.]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. Kokoroko – “Ewà Inú”
    from: Could We Be More / Brownswood / August 2022
    [Kokoroko is a London-based eight-piece musical group led by Sheila Maurice-Grey, playing a fusion of jazz and Afrobeat. In February 2019 they were named “ones to watch” by the Guardian, after their track “Abusey Junction” garnered 23 million views on YouTube. In February 2020 they won Best Group at the Urban Music Awards. In September 2020 they played BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. // They released their debut album COULD WE BE MORE, in August 2022.]
  1. Ferry Djimmy – “Be Free”
    from: Rhythm Revolution / Acid Jazz / June 15, 2022
    [Ferry Djimmy Biography by Thom Jurek: Benin’s Ferry Djimmy is known, if at all, for a small handful of wildly energetic records issued during the early to mid-’70s. These include a pair of singles for France’s Pathe label, and Rhythm Revolution, an obscure, self-released, classic Afrobeat album composed of eight raw, garage-funk selections from Benin, sung in the Yoruba language. In addition to his singing and composing, Djimmy was a formidable multi-instrumentalist, proficient on guitar, saxophone, drums/percussion, and keyboards. Though it is rumored that only 200 copies of Rhythm Revolution survived a warehouse fire, its reputation was preserved by Beninese, European, and Caribbean DJs who spread the word. England’s Acid Jazz label acquired the rights and remastered and released it in 2022. // Djimmy’s life was as legendary as his music if not more so. He was born Jean Maurille Ogoudjobi in 1939 in Benin, one of 44 children (not a typo)! He acquired his nickname from the Yoruba phrase meaning “please forgive me,” as he was a smart, precocious, and unruly child. By some accounts, his household was quite musical and he began experimenting with several instruments early on. Whether or not he had formal lessons is not known. // After graduating from college in the late ’50s, Djimmy became an elementary school teacher. A tall, imposing, athletic young man, he moonlighted as a boxer. When not doing either he indulged in the emerging nightlife scene in Cotonou, where local folklore, Congolese rhumba, highlife, and adaptations of Cuban rhumba, merengue, and son were enjoyed by local audiences who also appreciated blues, jazz, and R&B from the West. // During the 1960s Djimmy emigrated to Paris, where he joined the police force as a beat cop. In his spare time, he jammed with other musicians in nightclubs and began establishing a reputation as a formidable vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. He served as a bodyguard to future French president Jacques Chirac, who was just beginning his political career. In 1971, he managed to secure a contract with Pathe and released his first two singles: “A Were Were We Coco” b/w “Egbemi Black” and “Aluma Loranmi Nichai” b/w “Toba Walemi.” While they received some airplay and made juke boxes in bars and cafes attended by African emigres, Djimmy’s songs generated little interest and by 1974 he’d returned to Cotonou. // By the time he’d come back, Benin was under the leadership of Marxist-Leninist Mathieu Kerekou, whom Djimmy met shortly after re-entering the country. He resumed playing gigs on the Cotonou nightclub scene. Kerekou was impressed by the young musician’s charisma and tall, unique look and the pair became fast friends. Kerekou thought he saw in Djimmy a personality that would attract the younger generation with a funky musical message that they’d appreciate more than political speeches. He provided Djimmy with a modest budget to create his own company, Revolution Records. // During the mid-’70s, Benin was under the revolutionary spell of Fela Kuti’s Nigerian Afrobeat and Djimmy was no exception. He learned its musical language inside and out and combined it with the other sounds he’d been exploring in clubs. He recorded Rhythm Revolution in Cotonou at the Satel studio. Deciding to focus his energies on the rawness and immediacy of his musical vision, Djimmy played most of the instruments himself: guitars, saxophones, keyboards, and drums/percussion. // Rhythm Revolution was unlike anything that had previously emerged from Cotonou. It offered eight self-composed exercises in raw, polyrhythmic funk, psychedelic blues, garage R&B, and more, all sung in Yoruba. Though its influences –- James Brown, Fela, Jimi Hendrix, George Clinton, Mandrill, and others -– its rhythmic sensibility and revolutionary lyrics were rooted deeply in the struggle of Benin. Its album cover, designed by artist Gratien Zossou, was inspired by the anti-apartheid struggle of the African National Congress in South Africa and the Black Panther Party in the U.S. It captured the radical spirit of the times in much the same way Kuti’s album art did. // Kerekou desperately wanted the album to succeed to further his own political agenda. He and Djimmy designed the release campaign to donate proceeds from sales to a medical and service organization ministering to Benin’s disabled community. The set received airplay on state-run radio and Kerekou ordered his entire administration and department ministers to buy copies. Few obeyed the dictum, but it hardly mattered: the record didn’t sell and the project was a total commercial disaster. After the marketing plan for Rhythm Revolution failed to even recoup its recording costs, let alone export Marxist revolutionary zeal to the masses, Kerekou gave up on Djimmy. // On the advice of Fela, Djimmy and his family moved to Lagos, Nigeria in 1977. They often visited one another, and Djimmy also hung out with highlife star Orlando Julius, Sierra Leone’s Afropop pioneer Geraldo Pino, and juju music progenitor King Sunny Ade. In early 1980, the Beninese musician got to meet his longtime idol and hero, Mohammed Ali, who was in Lagos on a state visit to convince Nigeria to boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics. // After his time in the spotlight ended, Djimmy formed a family band called the Sunshine Sisters of Africa. They toured locally and regionally and issued two albums for Nigeria’s Tarentone label, Africa in 1983 and African Dish in 1985. They recorded a number of other tapes that were never released. Djimmy, a heavy cigarette smoker for most of his life, suffered a massive heart attack and died in May 1996 at home in Lagos. His entire recorded output consisted of Rhythm Revolution and the Pathe singles. // African and English DJs kept the spirit of Rhythm Revolution alive by spinning its tracks –- some bootlegged on cassettes — in clubs, while the album fetched fantastic sums when it could even be located. Nearly 50 years after its original release, the U.K.’s Acid Jazz label licensed the recording and remastered it from physical sources. It added singles and unissued tracks and re-released it in 2022.]
  1. Ferry Djimmy – “Love Love ”
    from: Rhythm Revolution / Acid Jazz / June 15, 2022
  1. Cleveland Francis – “Hot Sun”
    from: Beyond the Willow Tree / Forager Records / June 15, 2022 
    [Beyond The Willow Tree is a hauntingly beautiful anthology of folk songs chronicling the experience of a young black man growing up in the segregated south. A balanced mix of covers and originals, Cleveland Francis’ body of work seamlessly blends deep, soulful vocals with the stripped down acoustic instrumentation of folk. In the late 60’s Francis coined the term “soulfolk”, playing his genre bending music across college campuses and coffee shops while earning a medical degree at William & Mary. // These songs serve as a missing link between soul and folk music, suppressed by the harsh political landscape of a music industry heavily influenced by racial stereotypes. “If you were black, you played blues or soul music … I wanted to play folk music,” Cleveland professed. // Included in this double LP set is Cleveland Francis’ entire 1970 self released album Follow Me, featuring the original artwork and liner notes printed inside the gatefold. The second LP takes you Beyond The Willow Tree with unreleased demos recorded in 1968 along with one 45 only single recorded in 1970. // “These recordings are a look into my soul through a long and lonely journey to understand feelings of my childhood, poverty, racial segregation, bigotry, war, love and hope. It represents my attempt to express and come to terms with all that I have seen and felt as a Black man growing up in America.” – Cleveland Francis]
  1. Cleveland Francis – “Both Sides Now”
    from: Beyond the Willow Tree / Forager Records / June 15, 2022 

11:25 – Underwriting

  1. Us3 – “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”
    from: Hand On the Torch / Blue Note / 1993 [Music On Vinyl / 2022}
    [Us3 is a British jazz rap group founded in London in 1992. Their name was inspired by a Horace Parlan album, titled Us Three, produced by Alfred Lion, the founder of Blue Note Records. On their debut album, Hand on the Torch, Us3 exclusively used samples from the Blue Note Records catalogue, all originally produced by Lion. // Us3 was created by London-based producer Geoff Wilkinson. Formed in 1992 alongside production partner Mel Simpson, Us3 had two previous incarnations.The first, a limited edition white label 12″ release in 1990 called “Where Will We Be in the 21st Century”. The release garnered the attention of independent label Ninja Tune, resulting in NW1’s 1991 12″ “The Band Played The Boogie”, featuring UK rapper Born 2 B. It sampled a dancefloor tune of the burgeoning jazz dance scene, Grant Green’s “Sookie Sookie”, originally released on Blue Note Records. // London’s Kiss FM added “The Band Played The Boogie” to its playlist and Wilkinson then received a call summoning him to EMI Records’s offices in London.[citation needed] Wilkinson avoided a lawsuit and was granted rights to the archives of Blue Note Records. One of the resulting demos, recorded in March 1992, was “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)”, featuring UK trumpeter Gerard Presencer. It sampled Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island”. Two years later, it entered the US top ten and was included on Hand on the Torch, the first Blue Note album to achieve platinum status (1,000,000 sales) in the US.// More touring followed, but personnel changes within Blue Note’s parent company, Capitol Records, allowed Wilkinson to leave and sign to Sony, working with the A&R executive that initially signed him in 1992. Blue Note samples were not included and two new vocalists joined the group: rapper Michelob, and singer Alison Crockett. However, before the album was complete, a major personnel change at Sony left Us3 in limbo.]
  1. Handsome Boy Modeling School – “The Truth (feat. Roisin & J-Live)”
    from: So…How’s Your Girl? / Tommy Boy / 1999 & 2022 
    [Handsome Boy Modeling School is an American collaborative project between hip hop producers Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030) and Prince Paul (Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Gravediggaz). The collaboration originally lasted from 1999 to 2006 and resulted in two albums, featuring a vast cast of guest rappers, singers, comedians and DJs. In February 2018, the duo played a concert in New York City. // Handsome Boy Modeling School was a conceptual hip hop duo that parodied and acted as a commentary on vain, consumerist, materialistic, and self-absorbed members of upper class society, such as supermodels and people from old money. The pair often satirized upper class snobbery and perceived beauty. // In 1999, they released the concept album So… How’s Your Girl?, which was loosely based on “The Prettiest Week of My Life”, an episode of the sitcom Get a Life which starred Chris Elliott. The episode also contains the origin of the name Handsome Boy Modeling School, where Chris Elliott’s character enrolls to become a male model. In the album, Dan and Paul assume the characters of Nathaniel Merriweather and Chest Rockwell, respectively. The Rockwell name is in reference to a pseudonym used by a porn star in 1997 film Boogie Nights; the Merriweather name is likely an homage to the character Nathanial Mayweather, also played by Chris Elliott, in the 1994 comedic feature Cabin Boy.[3] Dan the Automator continued to use the pseudonym Nathaniel Merriweather alongside Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles for the collaborative project Lovage. // A number of guest musicians appear, including Róisín Murphy (one half of the duo Moloko at the time of the album’s release), DJ Shadow, Del the Funky Homosapien, J-Live, Sean Lennon, Miho Hatori (of Cibo Matto), Mike D (of the Beastie Boys) and Don Novello (as comic character Father Guido Sarducci). // Their 1999 single “The Projects” in collaboration with Dave of De La Soul and Del the Funky Homosapien was featured in the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven. // Their second album, White People, was released in November 2004. Some collaborators from the first album returned, and new collaborators included RZA, Cat Power, Casual, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Jack Johnson, Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta, Mike Patton, El-P, Pharrell, John Oates, Chino Moreno, Lord Finesse, Black Sheep, and comedy actor Tim Meadows. // In 2006, Prince Paul announced his retirement from Handsome Boy Modeling School due to business conflicts with Dan the Automator. // On February 14, 2018, the duo played a concert hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, according to HipHopDX they had plans to release a new album. // On April 9, 2022, at a show in Portland, Oregon, Dan the Automator announced a third album was in the works, scheduled to be released in Fall 2022.]
  1. Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc – “Ritual ”
    from: Ritual / Omega / 1971 [Mr. Bongo / 2022]       
    [Joseph Van Het Groenewoud, who would later become known as Nico Gomez, was a musician & composer from the Netherlands. He spent his youth in the Antilles, Cuba and other islands of the Caribbean, which had an unmistakable influence on his music. As a passionate musician and skilled guitarist he was familiar with the typical rhythms and melodies of this region. Later he returned to the Netherlands, before fleeing from there to Belgium in 1946 to escape from serving in the Dutch army in Indonesia. From then on he called himself Nico Ooms. It’s said that he was so obsessed with Cuban music that he changed his name to Nico Gomez – in any case, the name fit better with the Latin American music he brought to the stage. He had made a name for himself as a composer and arranger for various artists and orchestras – e.g. he wrote for Los Chakachas, a well-known Belgian Latinsoul combo. But he also conducted the Nico Gomez Orchestra. // One of the most sought-after recordings was the 1971 album Ritual by his band Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. It is considered one of the best Afrolatin albums of the 1970s – especially once this masterpiece was (re)discovered by Djs and its popularity soared. The album is a tasty mixture of Latinfunk grooves, deep Afrosoul and Chicano rock influences like fuzzy guitar and heavy organ. // Lupita on the A-side is a cover version of the song by Perez Prado, the Cuban-born King of Mambo, who has legendary status in his adopted country of Mexico. In contrast to Prado’s elated original, Nico Gomez’s version is an absolute funk monster, driven by heavy percussions, psychedelic organ grooves, fuzz guitar, exciting brass and a deep bass line. A truly extraordinary song! //Bosq’s version on the B-side takes the original even further, adding more percussive elements and killer beats and breaks. His DJ-friendly rework has proven itself on dance floors around the world, always turning the mood into a hot melting pot.]
  1. Jyoti & Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Mama, You Can Bet!”
    from: Mama, You Can Bet! / Someothaship Connect / 2022
    [For her latest album, Georgia Anne Muldrow assumes the identity of Jyoti—a name said to have been given to her by the late Alice Coltrane—for an exercise in avant-garde soul-jazz. It’s not unreasonable to believe that America’s most complete soul artist could have been a bigger star had she not consistently yielded to her most experimental proclivities. Still, it would be a tragedy to temper the instincts that brought us an album like Mama, You Can Bet!, a boundary-testing collage of piano stool lounge music, electronica, jazz fusion, and hip-hop. // Some ears will need time to adjust to Muldrow’s wildest experiments, but every track features some component worth investigating. The softly bumping “Zane, The Scribe” mixes soft percussion slaps with pulsing vibraphone. “Beamonable Lady Geemix” takes what could pass as a sad Tom & Jerry musical cue and screws it into cosmic hip-hop. The hard-edge funk of “Fabus Foo Geemix” counters the beautiful soul gospel of “Ancestral Duckets.” On the latter, Muldrow rains down storms of bellows and yodels, using her voice to add a natural texture to the suite. There are pockets of lyrics throughout the album, though. If there’s one thing that binds Muldrow’s entire discography, it’s messages of the revolution: “Maladjusted in this land/ The powers just/ Just can’t end the plan,” she sings over piano keys on “Orgone.” // For newcomers seeking an entry point to Planet Muldrow, the Madlib-helmed Seeds or more pop-focused Overload are good places to start. But Mama, You Can Bet! is not just one of the singer’s most ambitious freakouts; it’s one of her best albums yet, another bolt securing Muldrow’s underappreciated legacy.]
  1. Chuck & Mac – “Powerful Love”
    from: Eccentric Deep Soul / Numero Group / 2022
    [Aubrey “Chuck” Wallace and Roosevelt Matthews came from Cairo, IL originally but cut their records in St Louis when they teamed up after Matthews left Billy Ball and the Upsetters. I would think their Ruby 45s were the earliest.// zYou’re The One is a classic deep soul duet highly regarded in all right thinking musical circles – but is so scarce it’s a pleasure to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. The interplay of the voices is superbly done and the dead slow rhythm marked by upfront horns and a bluesy lead guitar are both excellent. The bridge and the run out groove are particularly impressive – lovely falsetto phrases and gospel vocals. A real gem. // Wallace’s solo side for Ruby is a goodish uptempo funky little tune but it can’t hold a candle to the duet numbers. // I ask a question – RUBY 38975ListenPowerful Love has been included on a couple of CDs so it’s quite well known. But like the Ruby release it is a marvellous example of duo singing – passionate and thrilling. Lovely guitar touches and carefully arranged horns. The bridge again is quite beautifully done and the climax of the song as they repeat the title refrain when the song runs out is really first rate. // Matthews and Wallace returned to recording in the 80s with a very strange release under the name Hard Tymes. ListenI Ask A Question is an extraordinary track – minimal melodically and with sparse instrumentation it’s really just a vehicle for some wonderful wailing by Matthews and an uncredited female vocalist (or could it be Wallace hitting those high notes?). Both sing their hearts out in this lengthy mood piece vaguely reminiscent of Bobby Womack’s duets with Alltrinna Grayson. I find it hypnotic and strangely moving.]
  1. Barbara Stant – “Unsatisfied Woman”
    from: Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label-2022 Numero Group
    [Before she was the Queen of the Norfolk Sound, Barbara Holmes was a teenage hopeful auditioning with a few friends inside Noah Biggs’ Nimrod record shop. Upstairs was the office for Norfolk, Virginia’s Shiptown Records, Biggs’ upstart soul label, and the place she’d call home for the next decade under the name Barbara Stant. She started out on backing vocals in the in-house Idets beehive trio, but Biggs knew that talent of Stant’s caliber demanded a spotlight all her own. A dozen sides were tracked over the next decade, producing a body of work that stretched from deep soul to crossover, northern to sister funk. By 1978 disco was in overdrive, Noah Biggs was in the ground, and Stant’s career on hold. My Mind Holds Onto Yesterday compiles here complete Shiptown Recordings, cementing her “Queen” status for the digital age.]
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday, September 28, we talk with Jen Owen of Owen Cox Dance Group, along with choreographer, Christian Warner, and composer Xavier Martin one half or the musical duo, The Black Creatures about their newest collaboration. We also talk with and we talk with artist Judith Levy about her new show, At the Heart of the Matter at Studios Inc in Kansas City!

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Show #960

WMM is Spinning Records w/ Marion Merritt

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Spinning Records With Marion Merritt

Mark welcomes Marion Merritt, of Records With Merritt, who joins us as “Guest Producer” to share sonic discoveries and information from her musically-encyclopedic-brain. Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM. She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis. She went to college in Columbia, Missouri. She studied art and musical engineering. She saw Talking Heads on their first U.S. tour when they played One Block West, in KCK, in 1978. For over 18 years Marion has joined us on WMM. Marion is also the proprietor of Records With Merritt, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More info at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com.

Marion will spin tracks from: Fela Kuti, Piero Umiliani, Gianni Basso & Oscar Valdambrini, Riz Ortolani, Charles Stepney, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Tess Parks, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Sessa, Adrian Quesada, Kokoroko, Ferry Djimmy, Cleveland Francis, Us3, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc., Jyoti & Georgia Anne Muldrow, Chuck & Mac, Barbara Stant, Esther Marrow, Weyes Blood, and Ramsey Lewis Trio.

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Show #960

WMM Playlist from September 14, 2022

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin of The Creepy Jingles with The Swallowtails + LYXE + You Monster You

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
  1. The Grisly Hand – “Jukebox Money”
    from: Traitors / The Grisly Hand / July 8, 2022
    [One of four singles from The Grisly Hand’s acclaimed new album, TRAITORS. Since April 2021 the band has been in the studio working on new music. On August 20, 2022 they released the single, “Why Make Me Cry”. On December 3, 2021 they released the single, “On The Same Side”. On May 14, 2021, they released the single “Now That You Know.” It has been four and a half years since The Grisly Hand has released new music. The band released HEARTS & STARS on November 18, 2016, and FLESH & GOLD on October 2, 2015. For those recordings the band had spent a year with Joel Nanos at Element Recording and decided to split the songs between two CD/digital releases: and also release them both together as a double vinyl album release, called THE GRISLY HAND released November 18, 2016 with a new reshuffling of songs for the vinyl LP format. Jimmy Fitzner on guitar & vocals, Lauren Krum on vocals & percussion, Kian Byrne on drums, Mike Stover on steel guitar, bass & vocals, Ben Summers on guitar, vocals & mandolin, Dan Loftus on bass, keyboards & vocals. For the double albums the recordings also featured: Rich Wheeler on tenor saxophone, Nick Howell on trumpet, and Mike Walker on trombone. More info at: http://www.thegrislyhand.com]

[The Grisly Hand play the Percheron Summer Concert Series on the rooftop of the Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central Street, KCMO on Wednesday, October 5, at 8:00 PM doors at 7:00 PM. (This show was rescheduled from Sept. 14) Percheron Summer Concert Series features a wide variety of music from established and emerging artists.]

Eddie Moore
  1. Eddie Moore – “A New Me, A New You”
    from: “ A New Me, A New You” – Single / Eddie Moore Music / September 10, 2022
    [Eddie Moore released the single, “Love Song” (with Joel Castillo and Bree Cummings) on October 22, 2021. Eddie Moore released “We Chillin’” on April 9, 2021. Eddie Moore’s band We The People released their album MISUNDERSTOOD on September 25, 2020. Eddie Moore is the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award for his genre bending collaborations. Raised in Houston Texas, he began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he later earned a Bachelors in Arts and immersed himself in the Houston music scene. Eddie relocated to Kansas City to study under Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received a M.A in Jazz Studies. 2017’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art “Artist in Residence” in collaboration with Rashid Johnson. In 2018 his work with The Outer Circle was nominated for an Indie Music Award for “007”. His music has also been featured commercially for Sprint, Netflix’s “Queer Eye”, and Morgan Cooper’s short film “Room Tone”. Moore’ has shared the stage and record with distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Erykah Badu, Mosdef, Bilal, Ledisi, Chantae Cann, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, Various Blonde, Dominique Sanders, 77 Jefferson, and the Marcus Lewis Big Band. We The People released the single, “Single Double” on June 10, 2021. Written & Produced By Eddie Moore with Eddie Moore on keyboards, key bass, & programming; Zach Morrow on drums; and Jason Emmond on bass. Recorded at Tribe Studios. Mixed by Rick Carson at Make Believe Studios. More info at: http://www.wethepeople777.bandcamp.com Eddie Moore joined us live on WMM on September 23, 2020. More info at http://www.eddiemooremusic.com]
Just Angel
  1. Just Angel – “Intent”
    from: Just Angel: Pt. 2 {EP] / Just Angel / December 25, 2021
    [Just Angel is a Kansas City based, Singer, musician, songwriter, dancer, and creative artist, Just Angel. Her powerful voice has been called, “Passionate … Soulful… and Inspiring.” Her music finds its home in Rock, Jazz, and Alternative, and she has found a way to incorporate those genres within her love with Soul and R&B. Just Angel has performed with My Brothers & Sisters. Just Angel and her band, The Wades can be found rocking stages with her original songs from her recordings and eclectic takes on popular music. She released her debut EP, JUST ANGEL, PART 1 on December 24, 2020. She released her follow up EP, JUST ANGEL, PART 2 on December 25, 2021. She also contributed vocals to the recent Sisterbot record. More info at: https://linktr.ee/JustAngel_TigerLilyStar%5D

[Just Angel and The Wades play The Phoenix, 302 West 8th St, KCMO, on Friday, Sept. 16, at 4:30 PM.]

  1. Caamp – “Lavender Girl”
    from: Lavendar Days / By The By – Mom + Pop / July 26, 2022
    [Caamp is an American folk band from Upper Arlington, Ohio. The band began as a project between childhood friends Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall, who met at a summer camp while they were middle school students. Meier and Westfall graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 2012. In 2013 Taylor began playing in coffee shops around Athens while studying at Ohio University. They later added bass player Matt Vinson and Joseph Kavalec on the keyboards. To date, Caamp has released four albums. Their first album, self-titled, was released in 2016 on Square Roots Records. In 2018, Caamp released a six-song EP. Their second album, By and By, was released in 2019 under Mom + Pop Music. “Peach Fuzz” is a single on the album. Caamp appeared as an act at the 2019 Mo Pop Festival in Detroit. They also appeared at the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival. In August 2019, Caamp made their debut on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart. By and By debuted at number one on the Heatseekers Albums chart. On June 24, 2022, the band released their third studio album, Lavender Days. The release of the album was preceded by three singles: “Believe”, “Apple Tree Blues,” and “Lavender Girl”. Their song Apple Tree Blues was featured on Barack Obama’s summer playlist.]
  1. Bolinas – “Ge”
    from: “Ge”- Single / Sub Rosa Selects / September 15, 2022
    [Bolinas is a Kansas City based Dream Pop band, centered around Chris Thomas, who has been self releasing music since 2014. The band also includes musical maestro and engineer extraordinaire Ian Dobyns. Bolinas released the singles: “Tarot Lines” in August 18, 2022 “U.L.B.” on July 19, 2022 “Bloom (featuring Chelsea Rose)” on May 13, 2022; “White Denim” on February 28, 2020; “Ojai” on May 3, 2018. Bolinas released their 4-track EP, WORLD RECORD RECORD on May 2, 2018. More info at http://www.bolinastheband.com]
  1. Benjamin Carter – “Black Boys On The Radio”
    from: “Black Boys On The Radio”- Single / Benjamin Carter / June 14, 2022
    [Caribbean-American songwriter Benjamin Carter has released his poignant new EP Black Boys on the Radio: Part I, available to stream now. The EP and its title track focus on the way our culture perceives black Americans and specifically the stereotypes that exist for Black people other than celebrities, athletes, and musicians. // Benjamin has performed at the legendary 9:30 Club and on his second single ever had the opportunity to collaborate with LEVEL (Warner Music distribution) which led to recording and releasing “Cosmic” with Warner Chapelle producer Andy Seltzer (Chelsea Cutler, Maggie Rogers, Valley, Fletcher, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League). // During these times of great societal change, and released during Black Music Month specifically, Benjamin hopes this music can help build more representation for Black artists in the world of Alternative, Rock, and Indie music. Join the movement!]
Charlotte Adigéry
  1. Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – “Esperanto”
    from: Topical Dancer / Bounty & Banana – DEEWEE – Because Music / March 4, 2018
    [Topical Dancer is a studio album by Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul and co-written and produced by Soulwax. Released on 4 March 2022 under the label Deewee, Topical Dancer is Adigéry and Pupul’s debut album as a duo. // Pupul and Adigéry are both based in Belgium with shared heritage from Martinique, a French island. They first met while working for the soundtrack of Belgica, a 2016 Belgian drama, after being invited by Soulwax, who also co-written and produced this album. The album is influenced by experiences of racial discrimination and sexual abuse. In the album, Adigéry sings in English, Dutch, Creole, and French. The album features Charlotte Adigéry’s mother, Christiane Adigéry and was released under the label Deewee, which the duo previously released three EPs on. “Thank You” is the lead single of Topical Dancer and the second single is “Blenda”. “Blenda” was released on November 4, 2021 along with an announcement of the album and its release date. The first track of the album “Bel Deewee” is a field recording of Adigéry entering the Deewee recording complex, which is also where they recorded the album, and calling through the intercom. // On the review aggregator Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, Topical Dancer received an average score of 85, based on six reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”. Emily Mackay of The Observer called the album “banging fusion of funk, house and techno”. Paul Simpson of AllMusic claimed the album was “catchiest and most danceable songs Adigéry and Pupul have written to date” and that the lyrics “offer a lot of food for thought”. Eric Torres of Pitchfork called the album “riveting” and reported that the album had a “roguish charm”. Jasper Willems wrote on Beats Per Minute that Topical Dancer is “spiritual palette cleanser as much as it is a physical one” and “a record for literally anyone”. In a review written for NME, reviewer Max Pilley claimed that the album “arrived bursting with positive energy”.]

[Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul play the Open Bottle in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 PM]

10:30 – Underwriting

  1. The Creepy Jingles – “Decepticon Artist (feat. The Swallowtails)”
    from: Decepticon Artst (feat. The Swallowtails)” – Single / High Dive Records / Sepr. 9, 2022
    [New single from the band in collaboration with The Swallowtails. This is a follow up to the band”s 11-track, full-length debut, TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY released on March 25, 2022. Their single “Trojan Horse Girl” (from the album) was the single released February 11, 2022. The Creepy Jingles are a Kansas City based, 4-piece rock and roll band that both honors and defies convention. Led by singer / song-writer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics. Nick Robertson on drums, Travis McKenzie on guitar, and Andrew Woody on bass guitar bring first class musicianship and creativity, helping Nixon paint the perfect picture of colors and sounds that don’t stay in the lines. Their new album, “Take Me at My Wordplay” is an eclectic blend of catchy Brit-Pop melodies that dance around the landscape of surf, NY garage rock, psychedelia and folk music. Paired up with lyrics centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree. Everything and the kitchen sink or swim. No stoner left unturned. The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019. The release was in the top ten of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. ]

[The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD. ]

10:34 – Interview with Jocelyn Olivia Nixon of The Creepy Jingles & Miki P and Rachel Lovelace of The Swallowtails

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, is the singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for The Creepy Jingles She joins us to share details about the band’s new single “Decepticon Artist” featuring The Swallowtails. Also joining us will be members of The Swallowtails. The new single was released on September 9, 2022 and follows their debut full-length album, TAKE ME AT MY WORDPLAY released March 25, 2022, on High Dive Records. The Creepy Jingles are led by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics “centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree.” The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. On Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM with LYD, for the LYXE Album Release Show. More info at: Instagram @thecreepyjingles

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

And Jocelyn has brought along some friends, Miki P and Rachel Lovelace of The Swallowtails

Show Connection: For their Debut Album Release Show at Replay Lounge in Lawrence on Saturday, March 26, 2022 The Creepy Jingles welcomed Miki P & The Swallowtails, and LYXE.

Miki P and The Swallowtails released Right Where We Are on August 21, 2020.

The Swallowtails are: Rachel Lovelace on bassoon, Adee Dancy on cello & vocals, and Miki P on guitar & lead Vocals.

Each member is an integral part of the Kansas City music scene, writing, arranging, performing, and collaborating original music for their own groups and several other projects in the metro.

“Introspective pop music with lyric-driven folk influences, mixed with collaborative energy & an odd pairing of instruments, Miki P locked in with the Swallowtails create a moment with music written and arranged from the heart.”

Miki P (Mikala Petillo) started playing guitar in middle school. She taught herself to play the drums, while listening to Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr.

As a teen she played drums for various groups including American Slim.

Miki P wrote songs for their full-length album Irreplaceable released in 2017, followed by a single “Queen of Hearts” released April 11, 2018. She also plays ukulele & piano, teaching herself how to play both the instruments, using them frequently in all projects she is involved in. She was a featured vocalist with The Band That Fell to Earth Bowie Tribute. She’s played Boulevardia, Middle of the Map Fest, Royal’s Kaufman Stadium, recordBar, Uptown Theater, Arrowhead Stadium, Nelson Atkins Museum, the Crossroads Music Festival . More info at: http://www.mikipmusic.com.

Miki P plays drums with Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo

Take Me At My Wordplay – All songs written by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon

Side A

  1. Conundrum & Bass
  2. Trojan Horse Girl*
  3. Nicotine Mom
  4. Working Class Clown
  5. Fall of the Cabal Game
    Side B
  6. Breaking the Fourth Walmart
  7. Cardinal Cinnabon
  8. Ennochian Hymn and Her
  9. Gaslight My Fire
  10. Tabooed Out of the Building
  11. Saved by the Bell Jar

Zack Hames- Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

The Creepy Jingles social Media Links
Twitter @CreepyJingles
Facebook @CreepyJingles
Instagram @thecreepyjingles
http://www.highdivekc.com/bands/the-creepy-jingles

The Creepy Jingles released the stand alone single, “Throwing In The Femme Fatale” on Nov. 18, 2021. As lead singer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, who is a transgender woman, told 90.9 The Bridge, “This is one of those songs we wanted to make space for and share because it was a favorite little oddball of ours, it’s a bit outside the box of what we normally do.” Nixon continued, “I wrote it to appear vague enough where it could be about a song, idea or a person that gets stuck inside your crawl space,” the song was about her own mindset before transitioning. “…This overwhelming thought about showing the world who I really was, because I couldn’t ignore it anymore.”

The Creepy Jingles self titled debut EP was released on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019
Ross Brown of (Shy Boys and Full Bloods) recorded & mixed the EP at escape Pod Audio.
Mike Nolte Mastered the recordings at Eureka Mastering. EP credits give special thanks to: Collin Rausch and Kyle Rausch of Shy Boys

From High Dive Records http://www.highdivekc.com: “The brainchild of singer/ songwriter, Jocelyn Olivia Nixon acts to guide the listener thru a self-actualized Mono-myth of forging identity thru Bizarre arcane cosmic poetry coupled with the wordplay of a wry smile and eccentric wit.”

“Drummer Nick Robertson charges the group forward with a fiery fueled obsidian backbeat. Andrew Woody on bass guitar; Rounding out the band is Guitarist Travis McKenzie who generously spins a holographic spectrum of color that lift the catchy Brit pop melodies that effortlessly dance about the rapidly changing landscapes of New York Garage Rock and 60s/70s folk music. “

From FALLY AFANI, I Heart Local Music (June 22, 2019) “The Creepy Jingles are really throwing us for a loop. Like, we know garage rock is supposed to sound raw and a little loose. But The Creepy Jingles are so on point with their craft, we’re not entirely comfort-able with picturing them as some laid back group of rockers. Every. Single. Note. Is. Perfect. When The Creepy Jingles play, it sounds like they practice every single day. They don’t miss a single thing! Every note in every song is spot on, we haven’t heard a group of rockers this tight with their performance in ages. When they hit the Replay for their album release show Thursday night, it was hard to look away. Jocelyn Olivia Nixon runs a tight ship with this group. They began the set with her pounding away at the keys, leaving a throbbing urge for more of their exciting rock noise. Then, when they fully dove into their impeccable guitar work, the audience was also treated to her gnarly-as-hell vocals. The growls, the screams, the RAWNESS of it all brings out our most primal emotions.”

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin is Community Organizer at Bandwaggn Kansas City
Jocelyn Olivia Nixin is Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitar/ Keys at The Creepy Jingles
Jocelyn Olivia Nixin is Singer-songwriter at English Major
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Filming/Directing/Acting/writing at The Art Institute of Austin
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Studied Broadcasting & Film at University of Central Missouri
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Studied Creative Writing in English at Missouri State University

From The Pitch KC June 19, 2019 Nick Spacek: “Jocelyn Olivia Nixin was part of the band Abracadabras, that was active around Kansas City from 2006 to 2009 or so. Nixon fronted the band, which also included brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch, who now play in the pop act Shy Boys. “

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin told Nick Spacek in an article published in The Pitch KC on June 19, 2019, “That was, like, the first band,” Nixon says. “I’d been writing songs since I was probably about 22, and that was our first band together. So it was like we all grew up together … Once I went to Austin, I felt like it was time for me to stand on my own.”

“I’d left [Kansas City] to work on my marriage,” Nixon continues. “My wife at the time was offered a job and I figured, Yeah, Austin, great music city. I should see what happens. A music city like Austin was the silver lining in moving away from my band.”

The marriage hit the skids a few years in, but Nixon continued writing music. She released a solo project called English Major, a divorce record of sorts. Five years in, though, everything finally seemed to come to a head.

“The traffic, the cost of living — our rent went up $750,” Nixon says. “It was almost impossible to stay. I was like, Why am I killing myself to do this? I was also starting to come to terms with my own personal identity, and it blew into this existential crisis, where I was like, I can’t keep this bottled up anymore.”

Being “bottled up” was Nixon acknowledging her recent transition into life as a woman, a process she’d started early during her time in Austin.

“Tweezing my eyebrows, laser hair removal, therapy, going out more in femme,” she says — but largely abandoned after her marriage fell apart and she stepped into a new relationship. But the desire to transition hadn’t gone away; Nixon was just burying it.
“I was depressed to the point where I kind of — there’s that line in ‘Yer Blues,’ where John Lennon’s like, Feel so suicidal/ Even hate my rock & roll.’ I was like, ‘Oh, I get that line,’”

Nixon says. “I didn’t ever feel like I was going to commit suicide, but I had this fantasy of faking my death and becoming a new person, which was all sort of leading me to transition, but I was just miserable and I just didn’t want to be around it.”

She decided to leave Austin and return to KC, though moving back home as she transitioned wasn’t something Nixon was initially eager to do. “I thought it was scarier to move back,” she says. But then she realized that, as she says, “I needed to do this in front of the people I grew up with, and have those tough conversations, and tell them who I really am and how I really feel. It felt like the most honest way to do things, and it felt like the most authentic way to bridge my past to my present.”

Nixon started hormones and came out as a woman after she moved back home to KC. She says everyone’s been cool about it — tons of support.

“When I came out, I felt stupid, because I was like, ‘I should’ve done this sooner,’” she says. “An immediate weight lifted off of me, just from carrying the weight of that consuming all my mental faculties at all times. It just shot my nervous system.”

Nixon had quit playing music toward the end of her time in Austin, and she gave herself a few years during her transition to “get my head right and heal from a breakup, and also, approaching this new phase in my life,” as she puts it. But she kept writing songs.

She started jamming with Nick Robertson, a drummer. Then they brought in Travis McKenzie, a former Abracadabras guitarist, and the Creepy Jingles were born. They played around for a few years and then, last year, began recording what would become their debut self-titled EP.

“We took it slow, doing it like, once a week, and then once fall rolled around, we were like, ‘Let’s record some things,’” Nixon says. They took the music to Ross Brown, another Shy Boy, who recorded & mixed the EP in his basement. Collin Rausch ended up playing bass.

“It was kind of like a little family reunion,” Nixon says of reuniting with old bandmates.

Nick Spacek wrote: The EP was released on High Dive Records at the beginning of May. It’s confident and exuberant, a Kinksy mishmash of Britpop garage rock”.

She says. I felt like I had to adopt a mask or a character to protect myself a little bit onstage. Now it feels very me, and I’m very comfortable.”

Saved by The Bell Jar
Words and music by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon

Forged from fire’s flame
Shedding skin
and taking names
Theft left to explore
seen your face
Back then before

When it was just us two
Better than a friend
I’m in love
When well why won’t you
Why won’t you
Leave the past behind

All this karma brings
Echoes of the memories
I just swim upstream
Searching for some silly dream

When it was
when it was brand new
Better than a friend
I’m in love
When well why wont you
Why won’t you
Leave the past behind

When it was
when it was brand new
Better than a friend
I’m in love
When well why wont you
Why won’t you
Leave the past behind

10:44

  1. The Creepy Jingles – “Saved By The Bel lJar”
    from: TAKE ME AY MY WORDPLAY / High Dive Records / March 25, 2022
    [From band’s 11-track, full-length debut, TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY. The Creepy Jingles are a Kansas City based, 4-piece rock and roll band that both honors and defies convention. Led by singer / song-writer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics. Nick Robertson on drums, Travis McKenzie on guitar, and Andrew Woody on bass guitar bring first class musicianship and creativity, helping Nixon paint the perfect picture of colors and sounds that don’t stay in the lines. Their new album, “Take Me at My Wordplay” is an eclectic blend of catchy Brit-Pop melodies that dance around the landscape of surf, NY garage rock, psychedelia and folk music. Paired up with lyrics centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree. Everything and the kitchen sink or swim. No stoner left unturned. The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019. The release was in the top ten of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. ] The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019.]

[The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD. ]

Jimmy Girod, AJ Knudson, and Ryan Wise, of LYXE with Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, Rachel Lovelace, and Miki P on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

10:47 – More Interview with Jocelyn Olivia Nixin of The Creepy Jingles (continued)

We are talking with Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for The Creepy Jingles, joins us to share details about the band’s new single “Decepticon Artist” featuring The Swallowtails. Also joining us Miki P and Rachel Lovelace of The Swallowtails

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, Thanks for beings with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Earlier we played The Creepy Jingles – “Decepticon Artist (feat. The Swallowtails)” released on September 9, 2022 and follows their debut full-length album,.

The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. On Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM with LYD, for the LYXE Album Release Show.

The Creepy Jingles released TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY – 3/25 – High Dive Records.

The Creepy Jingles are led by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics “centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree.”

The Creepy Jingles are Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, (Singer/Songwriter, Guitar, Piano); Travis McKenzie (Lead Guitar), Nick Robertson (Drums);Andrew Woody (Bass) all join us yo share details about their debut full-length, TAKE ME AT MY WORDPLAY.

Nixon had quit playing music toward the end of her time in Austin, and she gave herself a few years during her transition to “get my head right and heal from a breakup, and also, approaching this new phase in my life,” as she puts it. But she kept writing songs.

“Trojan Horse Girl” – Music and lyrics by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon

Abandoning the Past
And supporting cast
Just to feel brand new
Is any of it true?
Or you?

On a quest
To find your best
And your destiny
I can hardly see what you used to be

Faking out the fools
Did ya break the rules?
Just to hear ya say
Tell me I can stay
Ok?

On a quest
To find your best
And your destiny
I can hardly see what you used to be (x2)

Fame won’t bring you love
Won’t fill your heart
Won’t wait by your bed
It won’t wake
wake the dead

Abandoning the past
And supporting cast

The Swallowtails, Sisterbot, Calvin Arsenia, Stephonne Singleton & The Gay Rodeo, Shawn Stewart, the musical collaborations of our guests go on and on.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD.

10:57

  1. The Creepy Jingles – “Trojan Horse Girl
    from: Take Me At My Wordplay / High Dive Records / March 25, 2022
    [From band’s upcoming 11-track, full-length debut, TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY. The Creepy Jingles are a Kansas City based, 4-piece rock and roll band that both honors and defies convention. Led by singer / song-writer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics. Nick Robertson on drums, Travis McKenzie on guitar, and Andrew Woody on bass guitar bring first class musicianship and creativity, helping Nixon paint the perfect picture of colors and sounds that don’t stay in the lines. Their new album, “Take Me at My Wordplay” is an eclectic blend of catchy Brit-Pop melodies that dance around the landscape of surf, NY garage rock, psychedelia and folk music. Paired up with lyrics centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree. Everything and
    the kitchen sink or swim. No stoner left unturned. The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019. The release was in the top ten of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. ]

[The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD. ]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. LYXE – “Wave”
    from: ”Wave” – Single / LYXE / September 8, 2022
    [Debut single from LYXE, a new band from Lawrence, Kansas. LYXE formed in 2019 and played locally until covid forced the band into a two year hiatus. Recently reformed, the band has had a successful string of shows in 2022 and is poised to release their first EP, Everything You Could Ever Want on September 15, 2022. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. We experience a different side of Wise’s songwriting with crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds. Accompanied by drummer Jimmy Girod and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.“Wave” is the ideal first taste of what this band can accomplish. LYXE is Ryan Wise on lead vocals & guitar, and AJ Knudson on bass & vocals.]

[LYXE play an EP Release Show on Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS with The Creepy Jingles and LYD]

Jimmy Girod, AJ Knudson, and Ryan Wise, of LYXE on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

11:04 – Interview with Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of LYXE

Joining us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios are: Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of the new band LYXE. After a successful run of shows over the summer, Lawrence band LYXE (pronounced “likes”) is releasing a new single off their upcoming EP, Everything You Could Ever Want. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds. EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT was recorded at Element Recording Studios and will be available on all streaming platforms September 15, 2022.

LYXE play a special Album Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. On Friday, September 16 at 10:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles and LYD.

Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod thank you for being with us on WMM

Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility.

With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.

EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT was recorded at Element Recording Studios with Joel Nanos.

LYXE photo by Fally Afani

LYXE is:
Ryan Wise – vocals and vintage guitar sounds
Jimmy Girod – drummer,
AJ Knudson – Bassist

Ryan Wise plays in LYXE and also in the band Local Darling who play Replay, 946 Mass. Lawrence, KS. on Sept. 17, at 7:00 PM

Ryan is well known for his work in the band The Sluts

The Lawrence based band The Sluts were formed by Ryan Wise & Kristoffer Dover in 2011. The Sluts released: Enjoy The Show on May 7, 2020 it was Follow up to last year’s 6-song EP Break Their Heart. The Lawrence based band The Sluts were formed by Ryan Wise & Kristoffer Dover in 2011. Produced recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording & Mastering Studios, KCMO. Info at http://www.thesluts.bandcamp.com

The Sluts – Discography
Enjoy The Show – May 7, 2020
Break Their Heart ( 6-song EP) – February 12, 2019
Only One (EP) – May 25, 2017.
The Sluts (11-song full length album) – June 17, 2015
The Loser (EP) – July 8, 2014.
Virile ( debut EP) -November 14, 2013.

11:13

  1. LYXE – “Where I Was”
    from: Everything You Could Ever Want / LYXE / September 15, 2022
    [LYXE formed in 2019 and played locally until covid forced the band into a two year hiatus. Recently reformed, the band has had a successful string of shows in 2022 and is poised to release their first EP, Everything You Could Ever Want on September 15, 2022. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. We experience a different side of Wise’s songwriting with crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds. Accompanied by drummer Jimmy Girod and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.“Wave” is the ideal first taste of what this band can accomplish. LYXE is Ryan Wise on lead vocals & guitar, and AJ Knudson on bass & vocals.]

[LYXE play an EP Release Show on Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS with The Creepy Jingles and LYD]

LYXE photo by Fally Afani

11:17 – Interview with Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of LYXE

Joining us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios are: Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of the new band LYXE. After a successful run of shows over the summer, Lawrence band LYXE (pronounced “likes”) is releasing a new single off their upcoming EP, Everything You Could Ever Want. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds. EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT was recorded at Element Recording Studios and will be available on Sept 15, 2022.

LYXE play a special Album Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. Onn Friday, September 16 at 10:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles and LYD.

Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod thank you for being with us on WMM

LYXE formed in 2019 and played locally until covid forced the band into a two year hiatus. Recently reformed, the band has had a successful string of shows in 2022 and is poised to release their first EP, Everything You Could Ever Want on September 15, 2022. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. We experience a different side of Wise’s songwriting with crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds. Accompanied by drummer Jimmy Girod and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.“Wave” is the ideal first taste of what this band can accomplish.

Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds. Everything You Could Ever Want was recorded at Element Recording Studios and will be available on all streaming platforms September 15, 2022.

LYXE throws back to new wave sound with new EP “Everything You Could Ever Want”
by Fally Afani for I Heart Local Music on September 5, 2022

A few years after forming as a band, LYXE is finally releasing some new music.

The trio is comprised of frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, bassist AJ Knudson, & drum-mer Jimmy Girod. With Everything You Could Ever Want, we see Ryan return to his old stomping grounds at Element Recording. But this time around, he’s diving into a more melodic & rhythmic sound exploring his new wave tastes woven into his garage rock fetish.

The EP, rightfully, opens with fan favorite “Wave,” (embedded below) an easy-to-love and easy-to-dance-to number which helped the band soar to popularity locally at their live shows (which have been plentiful over the Summer). “I Got Everything” takes the band’s indie sound to a higher level that could see the track getting airplay on mainstream radio thanks to the driving percussion lines and guitar riffs. Both “I Got Everything” and “Itchy Itchy” play more with percussion rhythms, while songs like “Where I Was” and “Wave” take a more canorous stance to the music.

The band didn’t waste time with filler, opting instead for an EP of solid songwriting and tunes that are easy to run on repeat. What we keep telling fans who ask us is that if you’re looking for The Sluts, this isn’t it. LYXE is an opportunity for Wise to step into his songwriting prowess and explore the music that made him over the decades. There’s definitely a return in live music right now to the more laid back, strum-rock of the early 90’s. Between Wise’s guitar work and Girod’s calculated rhythms, the trio could soon find themselves as one of the powerhouses of the local indie scene.

Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod thank you for being with us on WMM

LYXE play a special Album Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. Onn Friday, September 16 at 10:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles and LYD.

11:25

Jimmy Girod, Trent Michael Munsinger, AJ Knudson, and Ryan Wise, of LYXE on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.
  1. LYXE – “I Got Everything”
    from: Everything You Could Ever Want / LYXE / September 15, 2022
    [LYXE formed in 2019 and played locally until covid forced the band into a two year hiatus. Recently reformed, the band has had a successful string of shows in 2022 and is poised to release their first EP, Everything You Could Ever Want on September 15, 2022. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. We experience a different side of Wise’s songwriting with crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds. Accompanied by drummer Jimmy Girod and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.“Wave” is the ideal first taste of what this band can accomplish. LYXE is Ryan Wise on lead vocals & guitar, and AJ Knudson on bass & vocals.]

[LYXE play an EP Release Show on Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS with The Creepy Jingles and LYD]

11:29 – Underwriting

  1. You Monster You – “Grip”
    from: “Doubt” – Single / You Monster You / July 23, 2021
    [Trent Michael Munsinger : Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, Recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa : Guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson : Drums, Mixing & Recording; David Charles Owens : Bass. The punk/emo grunge band You Monster You released their debut album “Chariot” in September 2019. with Trent Munsinger on vocals & guitar, Paul Herman onbBacking vocals, & guitar, David Owens on backing vocals & bass guitar, and Andrew McMullin on drums & percussion. They have opened for Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, NOT DEAD YET.The band released their single “Iron” on April 30, 2021. They released “Grip” on July 23, 2021. They released “Downtown” on October 15, 2021. You Monster You released their single, “13” on November 29, 2021. More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com]
Trent Michael Munsinger on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

11:35 – Interview with Trent Munsinger

Trent Michael Munsinger lead singer of the band, You Monster You joins us to share new singles from the band. You Monster You includes: Trent Michael Munsinger on vocals, lyrics, guitars, & recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa on guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson on drums, mixing & recording; and David Charles Owens on bass. This band should not exist. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, “Not Dead Yet”. You Monster You released their last single, “Hound” on September 2,2022, and are getting ready to release a new single called “Cigarette.” More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com

Trent Munsinger thanks for being with us on WMM.

THIS BAND SHOULD NOT EXIST…

This band should not exist. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording “Not Dead Yet”.

By the time their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; punk/emo grunge outfit You Monster You had opened side-stage for such household names as Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World to as underground as Josh Scogin’s fiery two piece ’68 and Ohio’s punk darlings Heart Attack Man. They supported local favorites Listener & “The Sluts” and became featured regulars on local radio stations 96.5 ‘The Buzz’ and 90.9 ‘The Bridge’ with their singles “Throw” and “Dodge”. Things seemed almost surreal for the new band up until that fresh potential was derailed by half of the members suffering brutal hand injuries and the other half retiring from music altogether. Following the reformation of the lineup they were soon met with the lockdown of 2020 and a foreseeable end to live music as we knew it. The collective misfortune was demoralizing and would have spelled the end for most but You Monster You decided to double down on themselves. They were determined to rewrite fate and thwart their date with obscurity.

2021’s debut single “Iron” serves as the perfect jumping point for this new destiny with the band’s pop sensibilities encased in their signature heavy-handed guitar riffs and driving drum beats. This striped down indie-punk track surreptitiously smuggles emotionally charged lyrics the likes of Taking Back Sunday behind a bouncy 4-chord anthem akin to early Green Day or Weezer. “Iron” at its core is a simple song about complicated feelings with lyrics birthed out of relationships strained and broken from the fallout of the pandemic; namely the fear and frustration of not being accepted for yourself when the chips are down while inversely being unable to help the people we care about in crisis. The vocals waver from empathy to exhaustion leaving the listener open to either interpretation they desire from it. Truly a song for anyone who has struggled interpersonally from the pandemic; “Iron” erects a solid foundation for the rest of the songs to come. You Monster You will be releasing 12 new self-produced tracks bi-monthly over 2021 and 2022. Each individual track will be supported by promotions through social media with corresponding music videos and multiple versions such as an acoustic and chiptunes version of “Iron”.

Some have compared You Monster You to a more punk-rock Foo Fighters with hints of the best of 90’s grunge guitar rock layered with the sardonic attitude of punk/emo contemp-oraries like PUP and Drug Church. You Monster You proves that each song is a chance to bring the best of what they loved growing up listening into thier repetoire. From Third Eye Blind to Four Year Strong to Linkin Park & Nirvana. The only rule is fun & loud.

You Monster You compliment each of their dynamic personalities & strengths. The band consists of: Trent the loud stubborn visionary, Dave the stoic with an eye for the big-picture, Jamison the pedigree performer with a heart for harmony, and Tyler the young but disciplined tech wizard. What they all have in common is an embrace of each other and a shared blood lust for manifesting the future of this music. So despite everything in the last 2 years trying its best to kill this band, You Monster You is NOT DEAD YET._

11:43

You Monsgter You
  1. You Monster You – “Hound (Radio Edit)”
    from: “Doubt” – Single / You Monster You / September 2, 2021
    [Trent Michael Munsinger : Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, Recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa : Guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson : Drums, Mixing & Recording; David Charles Owens : Bass. The punk/emo grunge band You Monster You released their debut album “Chariot” in September 2019. with Trent Munsinger on vocals & guitar, Paul Herman on backing vocals, & guitar, David Owens on backing vocals & bass guitar, and Andrew McMullin on drums & percussion. They have opened for Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, NOT DEAD YET.The band released their single “Iron” on April 30, 2021. They released “Grip” on July 23, 2021. They released “Downtown” on October 15, 2021. You Monster You released their single, “13” on November 29, 2021. More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com]

11:46 – Interview with Trent Munsinger

We are talking with Trent Munsinger lead singer of the band, You Monster You joins us to share new singles from the band. You Monster You includes: Trent Michael Munsinger on vocals, lyrics, guitars, & recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa on guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson on drums, mixing & recording; and David Charles Owens on bass. This band should not exist. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, “Not Dead Yet” to be released later this year. You Monster You released their last single, “Hound” on September 2,2022, and are getting ready to release a new single called “Cigarette.” More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com

Trent Munsinger thanks for being with us on WMM.

You Monster You have one show on the books right now on Oct 8th at Kirby’s Beer Store in Wichita. The reason we don’t have any others booked right now is we’re currently auditioning new drummers and hoping that we’ll be able to pick up more shows soon and hit 2023 running hard.

In the meantime, they are releasing a lot of new music though the rest of the year including “Cigarette” on Oct 14th, then another upcoming song named “Rose” on Nov 25, and the final track of our ‘Enough to Be Dangerous’ EP, entitled “Mountains” will drop on Jan 6, 2023.

As far as other music we’d love share, Our first release of the ‘Enough to Be Dangerous’ EP called “Matches” would be excellent as well as our most popular song “Grip” from our previous EP called, ‘Not Dead Yet’

Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, “Not Dead Yet” to be released later this year.

You Monster You released their last single, “Hound” on September 2,2022, and are getting ready to release a new single called “Cigarette.”

Trent Munsinger thanks for being on WMM.

11:53

  1. You Monster You – “Cigarette”
    from: “Cigarette” – Single / You Monster You / October 14, 2021
    [Trent Michael Munsinger : Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, Recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa : Guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson : Drums, Mixing & Recording; David Charles Owens : Bass. The punk/emo grunge band You Monster You released their debut album “Chariot” in September 2019. with Trent Munsinger on vocals & guitar, Paul Herman on backing vocals, & guitar, David Owens on backing vocals & bass guitar, and Andrew McMullin on drums & percussion. They have opened for Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, NOT DEAD YET.The band released their single “Iron” on April 30, 2021. They released “Grip” on July 23, 2021. They released “Downtown” on October 15, 2021. You Monster You released their single, “13” on November 29, 2021. More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com]

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

Next week on Wednesday, September 21 – Marion Merritt returns to share her new sonic discoveries and information from her muscally encyclopedic brain.

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

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Show #959

WMM presents The Creepy Jingles + LYXE + You Monster You

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin of The Creepy Jingles + LYXE + You Monster You

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: The Creepy Jingles with The Swallowtails, Eddie Moore, LYXE, You Monster You, The Grisly Hand, Just Angel, Bolinas, Caamp, Benjamin Carter, Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon

At 10:30 Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for The Creepy Jingles, joins us to share details about the band’s new single “Decepticon Artist” featuring The Swallowtails. Also joining us will be members of The Swallowtails. The new single was released on September 9, 2022 and follows their debut full-length album, TAKE ME AT MY WORDPLAY released March 25, 2022, on High Dive Records. The Creepy Jingles are led by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics “centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree.” The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYD, for the LYXE Album Release Show. More info at: Instagram @thecreepyjingles

LYXE

At 11:00 Mark welcomes Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of the new band LYXE. After a successful run of shows over the summer, Lawrence band LYXE (pronounced “likes”) is releasing a new single off their upcoming EP, Everything You Could Ever Want. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds. EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT was recorded at Element Recording Studios and will be available on all streaming platforms September 15, 2022. LYXE play a special Album Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with The Creepy Jingles and LYD. For more information please contact wearelyxe@gmail.com

You Monster You

At 11:30 AM Trent Michael Munsinger lead singer of the band, You Monster You joins us to share new singles from the band. You Monster You includes: Trent Michael Munsinger on vocals, lyrics, guitars, & recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa on guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson on drums, mixing & recording; and David Charles Owens on bass. This band should not exist. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, “Not Dead Yet” to be released later this year. You Monster You released their last single, “Hound” on September 2,2022, and are getting ready to release a new single called “Cigarette.” More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com

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Show #959

WMM Playlist from September 7, 2022

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Diane Patterson + Nathan Reusch & Music From The Lemonade Social with Kiley Sutter, Dedric Moore, & Steve Tulipana

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
Jass
  1. Jass – “Higher Ground”
    from: “Higher Ground” – Single / JASS / August 16, 2022,
    [Jass is Jasmine “Jass” Couch. This new single follows her release, “Him” on February 23, 2022. Jass released At the Close of a Decade on November 26, 2022. It was part of WMM’s 121 Best Recordings of 2021. She wrote, “After years of writing and recording in voice memos .. I decided to grab my iPad and began recording something that I am very proud of. I named it, At the Close of A Decade, and released it in November 2019. With my iPhone/iPad, some apple headphones, I created this project. The amazing people around me told me it was worth it, even when I didn’t believe it myself. I convinced myself I would be the only one that liked my songs. If you decide to listen you’ll hear sound clips of shows and movies that made a difference in the way I saw the world, the way I saw myself, and the way I overcame my experiences. I remember asking my grandma and my son if I should release what I’ve been writing and they both said very simply to do it, so I’ve done it. I want to thank all of my wonderful friends who have been my soundboards during this process, all of the people that have asked me when it’s coming, the people that have kept me accountable, and believed that this time it was for real. My story is so very triumphant and beautiful because I have overcome experiences and shunned the fear I had to do what I love. It’s crazy how you can talk your way out of some amazing things and also how you can talk yourself into making some amazing things happen. If you partake, I hope you enjoy.” // Last month un August – Jass played a SOLD OUT Thundercat show at GRINDERS, released a brand new single called HIGHER GROUND and in the first month there are 500 streams and it was added to Sofar Sounds CHILL VIBES Spotify playlist, and Jass played a SOLD OUT @sofarsoundskc show, and headlined a show at The Bottleneck in Lawrence with my boys! (Colby Bales and Brande Moser), and she opened up for The New Respects at The Uptown, and sang the Negro National Anthem at BLAQUE to School Night at the KC Monarchs game.More info at: http://www.jassrcouch.com]
Diane Patterson
  1. Diane Patterson – “Satchel of Songs”
    from: Satchel of Songs / Diane Patterson / March 8, 2022
    [Satchel of Songs cover artwork by Gabriela Goraczko. // On Diane Patterson’s seventh solo recording Satchel of Songs (Release date: March 8th, 2022), Patterson’s trademark mystic-acoustic-Americana, music-as-activism, and love-as-revolution are ever-present, buoyed and inspired by years of touring in the US, Europe, and her beloved Scandinavia, where she has spent extensive heartfelt time. The embrace of Patterson’s musical path by the Swedes and Danes led to her write the title track in Sweden in 2019. That was the catalyst that sparked and flavored the collection of songs that comprise the album. // All tracks were produced by Mike Napolitano (Ani DiFranco, Squirrel Nut Zippers) in New Orleans, except for two songs: One Part Corn, by Pedro Vadhar in Mexico; and Turn Toward the Sun, produced by Roman Morykit (Gypsy Soul). Musicians include Diane Patterson vocals, guitar, bass, drum Terence Higgins (Ani DiFranco, Dirty Dozen Brass Band) drums, Joe Craven (Jerry Garcia and David Grisman) percussion and mandolin, Barbara Higbie (Bonnie Raitt) fiddle, Al Torre (Tina Malia) guitar, Rick Nelson (Rickie Lee Jones) upright bass, violin, viola and cello, Todd Sickafoose bass, keys, Janelle Burdell percussion, Mia Pixley cello, Robert Comeaux pedal steel, Alex Smith bass, Elin Telius yoik vocals, Ani DiFranco vocals, Alice DiMicele vocals, and Gordon Hellegers (Simrit Kaur) Kora. // The album kicks off with Diane’s reggae-tinged theme song, Roots Heart Rhythm, an invocation for the earth, and an invitation to “Come sit beside me by this fire.” Prayerful offerings are interwoven throughout with the native nuanced One Part Corn, and spirit moving groove and positivity of Cookfire. Silk and Honest Pay stems from an ancient Viking song from which one line remains “I dreamed a dream tonight of silk and honest pay.” The song slowly builds from the nostalgic to the bliss of the dance, with ethereal whispers on the intro and outro of the track by Bodil Jørgensen of Denmark, and Anna-Elvira Cederholm from Sweden. The title track Satchel of Songs was written and offered as an apology song for the unspeakable wrongs committed by the dominant culture on indigenous people, after meeting Elin Teilus, a Swedish woman whose father descends from the reindeer-herding Sami ethnic indigenous people of northern Scandinavia and Russia. “Can the people stand back and pray?” is a plea for guidance amidst painful realities in the refrain of Steady the Hand, written for child soldiers everywhere, while Maybe Easy ponders how love and beauty exist side by side with grief and sorrow. The story of the water protectors at Standing Rock and their resiliency to stop the pipeline unfolds on Turn Towards The Sun. The album closes out with the joyous Somewhere There’s a Song Still Singing that celebrates the tradition of ancient migrating people who, when approaching a place would listen for the song, the ‘lay’, of the land, and Where Are We, a poem written by Coleman Barks, inspired by the 13th- Century mystic Persian poet Rumi, set to a Jimmy Cox-style shuffle by Patterson. // Satchel of Songs is music for the movement. These songs honor ancient people and the land, and speak of reconciliation and peace, while being ever hopeful for a bright future. In 2022, Diane Patterson plans to tour the US, Sweden, and Denmark and record a live album on the Big Island of Hawaii. —Sue DuMond USA Publicity & Radio Contact: Sue DuMond | sue@suedumond.com | 360-468-2753 | http://www.SueDuMond.com ]

[Diane Patterson plays The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave. Kansas City, MO. TONIGHT on Wednesday, September 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.dianepatterson.org]

Diane Patterson

10:13 – Interview with Diane Patterson

Award-winning songwriter, Folkgoddess Diane Patterson subverts the dominant paradigm with rocking acoustic guitar and ukulele, a mighty pen, and a woman’s voice. Since 1989, Patterson weaves her original Mystic Acoustic Americana and unifying stories, planting seeds of love and revolution. Diane’s new album, Satchel of Songs, was recorded last year in New Orleans with platinum record-producer Mike Napolitano and features amazing supporting musicians such as Terence Higgins, Todd Sickafoose, Barbara Higbie, Alice DiMicele, Janelle Burdell, Joe Craven, and Ani DiFranco. Diane Patterson plays The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave. KCMO. TONIGHT Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:00 PM. More info at: http://www.dianepatterson.org

Diane Patterson thank you for bein with us o Wednesday MidDay Medley

Award-winning songwriter, Folkgoddess Diane Patterson subverts the dominant paradigm with rocking acoustic guitar and ukulele, a mighty pen, and a woman’s voice. Since 1989, Patterson weaves her original Mystic Acoustic Americana and unifying stories, planting seeds of love and revolution. Diane’s new album, Satchel of Songs, was recorded last year in New Orleans with platinum record-producer Mike Napolitano and features amazing supporting musicians such as Terence Higgins, Todd Sickafoose, Barbara Higbie, Janelle Burdell, Joe Craven & Ani DiFranco.

Diane tours winters in Hawaii and summers in Scandinavia. She played folk guitar in church as a kid, and now her songs come from visions of equality and passion for wild forests. This season Diane also debuts a music video for her 20-year-old song Ballad of Big Mountain, all filmed around the stunning Diné/Navajo lands.

In April 2022 she returned to Sweden, Denmark, Germany 7 Poland for a 2-month musical tour of small venues & living rooms. These are the social media & music platforms she inhabits most.

For Diane’s new album, Satchel of Songs, all tracks were produced by Mike Napolitano (Ani DiFranco, Squirrel Nut Zippers) in New Orleans, except for two songs: One Part Corn, by Pedro Vadhar in Mexico; and Turn Toward the Sun, produced by Roman Morykit (Gypsy Soul). Musicians include Diane Patterson vocals, guitar, bass, drum Terence Higgins (Ani DiFranco, Dirty Dozen Brass Band) drums, Joe Craven (Jerry Garcia and David Grisman) percussion and mandolin, Barbara Higbie (Bonnie Raitt) fiddle, Al Torre (Tina Malia) guitar, Rick Nelson (Rickie Lee Jones) upright bass, violin, viola & cello, Todd Sickafoose bass, keys, Janelle Burdell percussion, Mia Pixley cello, Robert Comeaux pedal steel, Alex Smith bass, Elin Telius yoik vocals, Ani DiFranco vocals, Alice DiMicele vocals, & Gordon Hellegers (Simrit Kaur) Kora.

http://www.dianepatterson.org

‘Satchel of Songs’, the US artist’s sixth solo LP and described by Patterson as ‘mystic-acoustic-Americana’ and ‘love as revolution’ avoids such minefields, mainly by combining deeply unpredictable but original outlooks on her various causes and other material with some stunning singing, highly accessible lyrics and last but not least, 10 tracks worth of very deftly produced folk and folk rock.

Diane Patterson plays The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave. Kansas City, MO. on Wednesday, September 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Ani DiFranco management, Righteous Babe Records has invited Diane Patterson to open three shows for Ani DiFranco Tour! https://anidifranco.com/tour

Sept 30 – Little Rock, AR – Pulaski Tech
Oct 1 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
Oct 2 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

Diane Patterson thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Diane Patterson plays The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave. KCMO. TONIGHT Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:00 PM. More info at: http://www.dianepatterson.org

10:25

  1. Diane Patterson – “Where Are We”
    from: Satchel of Songs / Diane Patterson / March 8, 2022
    [Satchel of Songs cover artwork by Gabriela Goraczko. // On Diane Patterson’s seventh solo recording Satchel of Songs (Release date: March 8th, 2022), Patterson’s trademark mystic-acoustic-Americana, music-as-activism, and love-as-revolution are ever-present, buoyed and inspired by years of touring in the US, Europe, and her beloved Scandinavia, where she has spent extensive heartfelt time. The embrace of Patterson’s musical path by the Swedes and Danes led to her write the title track in Sweden in 2019. That was the catalyst that sparked and flavored the collection of songs that comprise the album. // All tracks were produced by Mike Napolitano (Ani DiFranco, Squirrel Nut Zippers) in New Orleans, except for two songs: One Part Corn, by Pedro Vadhar in Mexico; and Turn Toward the Sun, produced by Roman Morykit (Gypsy Soul). Musicians include Diane Patterson vocals, guitar, bass, drum Terence Higgins (Ani DiFranco, Dirty Dozen Brass Band) drums, Joe Craven (Jerry Garcia and David Grisman) percussion and mandolin, Barbara Higbie (Bonnie Raitt) fiddle, Al Torre (Tina Malia) guitar, Rick Nelson (Rickie Lee Jones) upright bass, violin, viola and cello, Todd Sickafoose bass, keys, Janelle Burdell percussion, Mia Pixley cello, Robert Comeaux pedal steel, Alex Smith bass, Elin Telius yoik vocals, Ani DiFranco vocals, Alice DiMicele vocals, and Gordon Hellegers (Simrit Kaur) Kora. // —Sue DuMond USA Publicity & Radio Contact: Sue DuMond | sue@suedumond.com | 360-468-2753 | http://www.SueDuMond.com ]

[Diane Patterson plays The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave. Kansas City, MO. TONIGHT on Wednesday, September 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.dianepatterson.org]

10:29 – Underwriting

  1. Believers – “Precious Decade”
    from: Precious Decade – Single / The Record Machine / July 8, 2022
    [Oakland, California based band. If you plopped Arthur Russell into early 90s Manchester among The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, and the like, you might end up with something like Believers. Wesley Powell, the artist behind the name, throws a myriad of influences from ambient to krautrock to jock jams into a pot and boils them down into some version of pop. Languid vocals drift atop layers of plinky guitars and synth swells, all of it undergirded by heavy bass riffs and drum machinery. // Piecemeal, Believers’ third release, is a transitional record that both marks the end of the collaborative era with brother Tyler Powell and welcomes the next with Wesley going it alone, this time with a few more studio toys. On this album, he nestles a variety of nuanced subjects from materialism and globalization to aging and depression into dense stacks of intertwined rhythm and melody. What comes out is something welcoming and accessible, depicting that particular sense of melancholy that time and disillusionment instill.]
Nathan Reusch

10:37 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine joins us for our the next hour and a half of our show to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids, Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net and http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

Believers features the voice and lyrics of Wesley Powell, the artist behind the name, Believers now based in Oakland California.

“Precious Decade” is a single from the Believers upcoming album, PIECEMEAL, Believers’ third release. Promo materials say that it “is a transitional record that both marks the end of the collaborative era with brother Tyler Powell and welcomes the next with Wesley going it alone, this time with a few more studio toys. On this album, he nestles a variety of nuanced subjects from materialism and globalization to aging and depression into dense stacks of intertwined rhythm and melody. What comes out is something welcoming and accessible, depicting that particular sense of melancholy that time and disillusionment instill.”

Nathan Reusch grew up in KC hanging out at Recycled Sounds with Anne Winter & Billy Smith.

This weekend’s Lemonade Social on Friday and Saturday Nights is a celebration of The Record Machine’s 19 year Anniversary

The Record Machine started as a homegrown, pioneering independent record label and expanded to events in Kansas City, MO. We initially established the label to promote and release music from our hometown, but as time went on, we began releasing records from all across the country. We aim to work with a diverse group of hardworking, dedicated, and stand out on their own accord. Our catalog is an eclectic mix; we are proud that we don’t fit into any single genre and a unifying, uplifting quality to our releases. We hope to nurture musicians and connect them with a broader audience. Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star remarked about The Record Machine’s output “[They] have assembled a stable of diverse artists who are making music that deserves national attention.”

In 2011 The Record Machine founded Middle of the Map Fest as a joint venture between KC’s Ink magazine(Part of the KC Star) and The Record Machine. In the years since, the festival has grown to encompass Music, Speakers, and Film. Bands that we love like Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Iron and Wine, Fred Armisen, OK Go, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Cold War Kids, Charles Bradley, Aimee Mann, Atmosphere, The Get Up Kids, Daniel Johnston, Of Montreal, Kate Nash, The Joy Formidable, Two Door Cinema Club and many more have shared the same stage as Record Machine artists.

“It’s a great way for KC to show off and, more specifically, showcase our flourishing arts and culture scene,” KC Mayor Sly James said in a KC Biz Journal article earlier that year. “Events like Middle of the Map Fest bring crowds of people to our city who oftentimes leave in awe of everything Kansas City has to offer.”

The Record Machine is the collective sum of individuals, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent; our artists represent a significant part of not only our culture but our company’s reputation and achievements. We embrace and encourage our artist’s differences in race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, religion, sexual orientation, and other characteristics that make our community unique.

Two more releases for recent signings of The Record Machine

Bathe Alone – Decades and Dreams
Blonde Bones – New Animals

Bathe Alone’s devastatingly melancholic dream-pop pairs moody arrangements with hefty layers of reverb and delay. Led by front woman and multi-instrumentalist Bailey Crone, Bathe Alone began sharing her buzzworthy singles in 2019, culminating in her self-released enchanting full-length Last Looks. Their upcoming album is Fall With The Lights Sown is coming soon

Blonde Bones has release two singles this year on The Record Machine in anticipation to their album, Hotel Swimming Pool. The band’s first single to be released since 2020 is “New Animals.” Blonde Bones breaks the mold of Music City. Comprised of Nashville natives Christian Barnett, Joe Reb, Daniel Ryan, and Portland, OR transplant Jacob Carey, the up-and-coming indie rock group, is hitting its stride and developing a well-deserved reputation as a tour-de-force live band with a growing fan base all across the South.

10:42

  1. Bathe Alone – “Decades and Dreams”
    from: Decades and Dreams / The Record Machine / March 4, 2022
    [One of 4 new singles released this year by The Record Machine fro Bathe Alone, “Once More” (July 8, 2022), “Animals and Times” (May 13, 2022), “Waste It” (April 1, 2022), Bathe Alone’s devastatingly melancholic dream-pop pairs moody arrangements with hefty layers of reverb and delay. Led by front woman and multi-instrumentalist Bailey Crone, Bathe Alone began sharing her buzzworthy singles in 2019, culminating in her self-released enchanting full-length Last Looks. // After growing up with a formal background in classical music, Crone first found her way to becoming a multi-instrumentalist from behind the drum set. With a newfound fascination and desire to find a voice on drums, Crone picked up guitar and bass only to create material so that she could play drums. However, she soon realized she had a distinct identity on the other instruments. With a drumming vocabulary more akin to the punk world, and her ambient guitar drenched in delay rather than distortion, Crone was discovering a sound with an emphasis on mood. After several years of developing skill and hashing out ideas, it became apparent that Crone had unlocked a gift for melody and arrangement, but there was no clear path in showing her music to the world. It was only after cutting her teeth in several bands local to her hometown, Atlanta, that she turned her focus to a new project – Bathe Alone. She enlisted help from producer Damon Moon, who immediately recognized an untapped potential in Crone, and within months they had completed what would become Bathe Alone’s debut LP “Last Looks.” With a totally DIY rollout, the new project developed quite a bit of traction, creating a noticeable following on streaming platforms, which has been multiplied by the release of Bathe Alone’s take on the Madonna classic, “Take A Bow.” // Bathe Alone will release their second album, Fall With The Lights Down (via The Record Machine). It takes its sonic inspirations from experimenting with sound design technology and from Crone’s condition of synesthesia, which is when you experience one of your senses through another. Her love of genre-defying sound creates an immersive world throughout the album. Co-written with producer Damon Moon (Lunar Vacation, Dinner Time, Bandanna), the duo collaborated throughout the COVID-19 lockdown at Standard Electric Recorders Co. in Atlanta. Crone would book studio days with song demos, and the pair would follow each other down creative rabbit holes. // Fall With The Lights Down isn’t afraid to take a look at life’s big questions, like the passing of time, moving on after loss, and processing childhood memories. Its lead single “Decades & Dreams” celebrates friendship and fearlessly looks toward the future. Complete with propulsive new-wave a-la reverb chamber energy, Crone toasts “to memories and dreams / to our decades and dreams.” // The hypnotic guitar swells of “Missionary Ridge” conjure the laidback energy of summer. Crone reflects on her grandparent’s house in Chattanooga, and that kind of comfortable melancholy that feels like a soft childhood blanket. Meanwhile, the lyrics of “Missionary Ridge” shuffle between wistful and weary with evocative lyrics about “pictures from the 70s / sick of watching Dad’s TV”. // Songs like “Animals & Trees,” “Waste It,” and “Childhood” are all haunted with epiphanies about animal rights, problematic friendships, and growing up. Of “Animals & Trees”, Crone says “Damon and I really hit a magic groove on this one.” The song even uses whole reversed sections from an earlier demo to create hypnotic instrumentals that are perfect for “laying on the floor and staring at the ceiling.” // Fall With The Lights Down all comes to a head with its closer, “4u” — a gripping six-minute cut where Crone wrestles with those big questions about life. She adds, “I like to end my records with a tug at your heartstring – emotional, dead dog songs. I’m joking, but I’m not.” At times “4u” seems like it will collapse under its existential weight. Before ultimately shapeshifting into an all-out heart-in-your-throat showstopper, dense with layers of who-knows-what. // Throughout Fall With The Lights Down, Bailey Crone walks a spectacular tightrope between genre and convention, at times dreamy and others jarring, and always skirting between the two. She will be releasing Fall With The Lights Down on the Kansas City based label The Record Machine in the summer of 2022.]
  1. Blonde Bones – “New Animals”
    from: “New Animals” – Single / The Record Machine / May 28, 2021
    [Blonde Bones breaks the mold of Music City. Comprised of Nashville natives Christian Barnett, Joe Reb, Daniel Ryan, and Portland, OR transplant Jacob Carey, the up-and-coming indie rock group, is hitting its stride and developing a well-deserved reputation as a tour-de-force live band with a growing fan base all across the South. // Barnett studied jazz guitar at the University of Tennessee, where he met Reb, studying acting – and the two began playing as a duo around town. Ryan, also studying music at UT – soon joined, and the group eventually met guitarist Carey in Nashville. The band has grown from its folky roots into a riotous indie quartet, with Barnett’s quirky lyricism and memorable melodies leading the way. // For their first full-length record, Hiding Out, the band worked with frequent producer and collaborator Damon Moon (Dinner Time, Bathe Alone, Sydney Eloise & the Palms) at his Atlanta studio Standard Electric Recording Co. The result was a trippy homage to maximalist psych/pop imbued with heart-wrenching loneliness and the occasional sideways glance toward good-hearted self-deprecation. Barnett’s dreamy vocals share the spotlight with chorus-laden guitars, swirling keys, woody bass lines, and urgent and clever percussion. // Hiding Out was released in February 2020… we all know what happened next. Suffice it to say, the album didn’t get its due. Not to be defeated, the band continued to book recording dates with Moon resulting in their latest release – the Swimming Pool EP – set to drop this summer. It is their first effort after signing with Midwest indie stalwarts The Record Machine. // The band’s first single to be released since 2020 is “New Animals.” Just in time for the weather to warm up, this earworm has an unforgettably catchy chorus, guitar licks that sound like they were pulled straight from a Gram Parsons record, lush rolling synths, and a deep-pocket rhythm section that will pull even the most discerning audience member out on to the dance floor. // The band has performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, opened for Nashville darlings Bully, were slated to play supporting dates with Florida-based Flipturn (thanks covid), and Barnett recently performed an acoustic set for Paste Studio On The Road when they stopped through Nashville. Festival appearances include Tomato Fest in Nashville, Rhythm n’ Blooms in Knoxville, and a wild mosaic of local and regional musical festivals.]

[Blonde Bones play the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7:00 PM at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

Kiley Sutter

11:49 – Interview with Nathan Reusch and Kiley Sutter

We are talking with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joins us to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net Tickets available at http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

We just heard: Bathe Alone and Blonde Bones

Joining us in the conversation, is Kiley Sutter from Velo Garage, 1403 Swift Ave, North Kansas City, MO joins with Nathan to talk about The Record Machine and Velo Garage. More information at: http://www.velogaragekc.com

Kiley Sutter Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

KC’s full service bike shop and bar! We offer a great selection of craft beers, liquor, and amazing pizza along side a full service bike shop w/ used and new bikes. Please not bike shop hours and bar hours are separate. Bike shop is 11-6 Tues. thru Sat.

Lemonade Social – Sept. 9 + 10 at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, West Bottoms KCMO.

Friday, September 9, 7:00 PM Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda.

Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves,

Sponsors: Lemonade Park, The Record Machine, Kosmic City, recordBar, Voltaire.

11:56

  1. Mr. Golden Sun – “The Comedian”
    from: Central States / DK Records / November 30, 2018
    [Mr. Golden Sun is the songwriting project of Matt Hamer. He lives in Kansas City, MO, with his wife and two children. He finds inspiration in the people, culture, and landscape of the American Midwest, and loves the sound of old drums, analog synthesizers, woody acoustic guitars, and alliteration. Thanks for listening.]

[Mr. Golden Sun plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

11:00- Station ID

Calvin Arsenia
  1. Calvin Arsenia – “Tip Toe”
    from: Cantaloupe / Bullseye Records / September 15, 2018 (KC Release)
    [The first release on Bullseye Records. Calvin Arsenia who came home to KC in 2014 after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has released the EPs, Moments, Prose, and last year’s full length debut, Catastrophe. This year he released the EP Caviar to special guests who attended his Wickstock West show in West Bottoms. Standing at 6 foot 6 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar & harp. Calvin has played Folk Alliance International, KC Fringe Fest, Apocalypse Meow, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Middle of the Map Fest., The Folly Theatre. In 2017 Calvin undertook a three month US/European Outlyre Tour where he has played San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, NYC, Boston, Edinburgh, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Lyon and Paris. Born in Orlando, Florida, his creative journey really began when he moved to the KC suburb of Olathe, teaching himself the guitar, and eventually the harp. He learned his signature instrument at the age of 20 after he couldn’t find a harpist as determined as him to meld folk, rock, classical, rap and R&B into the irresistible fusion which has become his calling card in the Kansas City music scene and beyond. His passion for stretching the boundaries of musical expression saw him transform a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland’s Fringe Festival early in his career into a life-changing music mission, with an Edinburgh church offering him a role as musical liaison between the church and the city that would change his life. Two years and 300 shows later, Calvin returned to Kansas City reborn as a humanistic songwriter/performer whose impassioned and conceptual stage shows are collaborative, costumed-culture-bridging spectacles which In KC Magazine has hailed as ‘equal parts opera, symphony, musical theatre, rock show, all built around its creator: a charismatic 6-foot-7-inch harpist with a natural stage command and knack for gilding gold and painting lilies.’ Calvin’s 2018 national debut, Cantaloupe (Center Cut Records), has been acclaimed for melding diverse textures into an alluring signature sound for the adventurous artist. Calvin performed live at L.A.’s The Mint, showcasing the songs on LA Sessions with the musicians who collaborated with him on the album. Says Calvin: “It’s such a special experience to play with them. To be able to perform these songs in front of an audience and do this for a living – to have made a career out of something I love is so amazing – it is an honor that I never take for granted.” Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. His full-length album Catastrophe on February 14, 2017, His EP Caviar in November 2017. Calvin’s 2018 national debut, Cantaloupe, on September 15, 2018 on Center Cut Records. On June 28, 2019 Calvin released Honeydew, an EP including a remix of three songs from Cantaloupe. On September 20, 2019 Calvin released LA Sessions. On December 13, 2019 Calvin released his full length Christmas album “all is calm.” Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC. Since 2014 we have been celebrating the music of Calvin Arsenia. Calvin was first on WMM on July 25, 2012. He has appeared live on 22 shows, most recently on October 27, 2021]

[Charlotte Street Foundation announced that the recipients of the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Awards are The Black Creatures and Calvin Arsenia Scott.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 1, Friday, Sept. 9, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with Black Light Animals and Ezmerelda.]

Dedric Moore & Nathan Reusch

11:03 – Interview with Nathan Reusch and Dedric Moore

We are talking with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joins us for the to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net Tickets available at http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

Also joining us is KCK based musician and producer Dedric Moore cofounder of the prolific band Monta At Odds who last year released their critically acclaimed 7th full length album PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT, on July 23, 2021. PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT was released on vinyl this year and Monta At Odds play an official vinyl release party onJune 25 at RecordBar. On Friday, June 24, 2022 Monta At Odds releases, PEAKED – ALTERNATE TAKES AND REMIXES containing alternate takes with special covers, and remixes.

Dedric Moore, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

We will also play Static Phantoms a musical project of Dedric Moore and Krysztof Nemeth who opened for Modern English at RecordBar on Friday, June 24, 2022

More info at http://www.therecordmachine.co and http://www.montaatodds.bandcamp.com

Monta At Odds

Monta at Odds is: Dedric Moore on synths, programming; Mikal Shapiro on vocals; Matthew Heinrich on drums; Lucas Behrens on baritone guitar; Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar; and Kenn Jankowski on synths.

Dedric Moore of the Kansas City super group, Monta At Odds. Their critically acclaimed album PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT was released on vinyl with an official vinyl release party on June 25 at RecordBar.

On June 24, 2022 Monta At Odds released, PEAKED – ALTERNATE TAKES AND REMIXES containing songs from PEAKED OF ETERNAL LIGH in their alternate lifeforms, with special covers, and remixes.

Sonic prognosticators Monta At Odds is a Kansas City combo led by the brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. Dedric’s pulsing, melodic bass and Delaney’s artfully unhinged synthesizers frame the band’s central character, which is fleshed out by a talented cast of musicians and collaborators. The result is a heady sonic pool that has been inscrutably referred to as “Ummagumma meets Arthur Russell’s mutant disco at Vangelis’ house”.

Monta At Odds continues to push their alternate reality into streamlined consciousness. Minimal rhythms set to maximum noise, shoegazed guitar signals, slo-mo psychedelic darkwave, endless dub echo, and extended-cut warped disco. Live musicians manipulating time and space via knob turning, cymbal cracking, and pedal pushing as they interlock into hypnotic moments of heavenly bliss that seem to hold forever, captivating the mind.

11:10

Static Phantoms
  1. Static Phantoms – “Bathed in a Blue Light”
    from: “Bathed In a Blue Light” – Single / The Record Machine / February 22, 2022
    [We premiered this new track on February 2, 2022. The first single from upcoming album BATHED IN A BLUE LIGHT. Their 2nd single “Ghostwalk was released March 18, 2022. Static Phantoms are: Dedric Moore on synths, drum programming, backing vocals, & production; and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar, bass, synths, lead vocals. The Pandemic offered Dedric Moore and Krysztof Nemeth the opportunity to pass the time and get creative in the studio exploring the music and themes of New Wave music of the 1980s. Those who follow the bands: Monta at Odds, The Republic Tigers, Emmaline Twist), you know about the passion Dedric and Krystoff bring th their synths and guitars. As Static Phantoms, the duo is influenced by the 1080s trailblazing bands: The Glove, Tones on Tail, Tears For Fears, and Soft Cell.]

[Static Phantoms plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

  1. Monta At Odds – “When Stars Grow Old (Single Mix)”
    from: Peaked – Alternative Takes and Remixes / The Record Machine / June 24, 2022
    [Peaked – Alternative Takes and Remixes contains songs from Peak of Eternal Light in their alternate lifeforms, with special covers, and remixes. “When Stars Grow Old.” was released as a single from the band’s 7th full length album, Peak of Eternal Light, from The Record Machine. Dedric Moore describes the song , “it’s an android of a song, combining the human and the electronic into a sizzling new sonic creation. “When Stars Grow Old” is the sound of humanity visiting new worlds across the dark spaces of time, reconstructing the beat of music through memory and instinct. An ad hoc band plays to the sparkling, unfamiliar sky of a distant world. It’s the music of the future if formed from ghostly, discarded impressions of the past.” The band describes their music as: Mutant Disco, minimal synthwave, post-punk dance, Electronica, Indie, Space Rock, Ambient. Monta At Odds is a psychedelic, experimental indie/space rock/electronic collective based in KCK formed by brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. Recently the band had added Mikal Shapriro and Teri Quinn and Lucas Behrens to the line up. Monta at Odds is: Dedric Moore on synths, programming; Mikal Shapiro on vocals; Matthew Heinrich on drums; Lucas Behrens on baritone guitar; Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar; and Kenn Jankowski on synths.Past supporting members: Alexander Thomas, Adam Davies, Zach Bozich, Aaron Osborne, Matthew Hayden, Mika Tanaya, Sterling Holman, Bree Plaster; Eric Bessenbacher, Ryan Shank, Jeremiah James, Samer Saba, Doug Hutchinson, Erin O’Neill, Sam Behrens, Sam Hughes, Tom Romero, Caleb Aldrich, John Aldrich. Monta At Odds released their 6th full length album Argentum Dreams on October 19, 2018. ]

[Monta At Odds plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

Dedric Moore

11:18 – Interview with Nathan Reusch and Dedric Moore

We are talking with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joins to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, KCMO. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net Tickets available at http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

Also joining us is KCK based musician and producer Dedric Moore who with his brother Delaney Moore are the founders of the prolific band Monta At Odds who last year released their critically acclaimed 7th full length album PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT, on July 23, 2021.

Dedric Moore, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Static Phantoms a musical side project of Dedric Moore and Krysztof Nemeth who open for Modern English at RecordBar onFriday, June 24.

Monta at Odds is: Dedric Moore on synths, programming; Mikal Shapiro on vocals; Matthew Heinrich on drums; Lucas Behrens on baritone guitar; Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar; and Kenn Jankowski on synths.

Monta At Odds is brothers Dedric Moore on pulsing melodic bass and Delaney Moore’s artfully unhinged synthesizers in collaboration with acclaimed vocalists and songwriters Mikal Shapiro and Teri Quinn, Krystof Nemeth of Emmaline Twist on baritone guitar, Matthew Heinrich of Mysterious Clouds on drums, Kenn Jankowski of The Republic Tigers on synth, and Lucas Behrens on guitar and synth. The record contains Mikal and Teri’s otherworldly vocal contributions, with guest vocalist Your Friend on two tracks.

Dedric Moore, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:24

  1. Static Phantoms – “Assassins”
    from: “Assassins” – Single / The Record Machine / August 12, 2022
    [Third single from upcoming album BATHED IN A BLUE LIGHT. We premiered Static phantoms’s first single “Bathed in a Blue Light” on February 2, 2022. Their 2nd single “Ghostwalk was released March 18, 2022. Static Phantoms are: Dedric Moore on synths, drum programming, backing vocals, & production; and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar, bass, synths, lead vocals. The Pandemic offered Dedric Moore and Krysztof Nemeth the opportunity to pass the time and get creative in the studio exploring the music and themes of New Wave music of the 1980s. Those who follow the bands: Monta at Odds, The Republic Tigers, Emmaline Twist), you know about the passion Dedric and Krystoff bring th their synths and guitars. As Static Phantoms, the duo is influenced by the 1080s trailblazing bands: The Glove, Tones on Tail, Tears For Fears, and Soft Cell.]

[Static Phantoms plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

11:28 – Underwriting

  1. Gemini Parks – “Up All Night”
    from: “Up All Night” – Single / Gemini Parks / August 4, 2022
    [Gemini Parks (The Genre-Bending Funk Project of Kansas City Musician Josh Berwanger) Releases Debut Single and End Of Summer Party Banger “Up All Night” // “An infectious bit of sleazy dance pop in line with Beck and Gorillaz, synthesizers and funky bass lines weaving around jangling acoustic guitars and irresistible vocal hooks.”- Tuned Up // Josh Berwanger’s genre-blending funk punk project Gemini Parks is on a mission to make you dance. Recorded with Oklahoma producer Jarod Evans (Broncho, Flaming Lips) in 2021 at Blackwatch Studios, Berwanger later added Mitch Hewlit on drums and J-Swamp on bass. // Based in Kansas, Gemini Parks recently began playing shows and they just released their first single “Up All Night,” with monthly single drops to follow. // Berwanger says, “Up All Night” has some party vibes going on but lyrically it touches on lonerism. It’s a song about enjoying the adventure of discovery. Whether it’s in oneself, out on the road or in a substance. The video features Andrew Bassett (Mean Jeans) as the manic producer and Adam Phillips (The Architects/The Gadjits) as the engineer.” // Gemini Parks fuses hip hop and pop with a glam core, and with lyrics like, “If I fell back to hell I’ll go back to heaven if I wanna, but I don’t wanna,” there is no way you’ll be able to sit still when they start playing. // Stream “Up All Night” Here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/geminiparks/up-all-night // Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/NnQRGkjR54A

[Gemini Parks plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

11:33

Nathan Reusch, Mark Manning, Dedric Moore and Steve Tulipana on the September 7, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM

We are talking with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joins to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, KCMO. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net Tickets available at http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

Steve Tulipana

Also joining us is Musician & Vocalist Steve Tulipana, of the bands: Season To Risk, Roman Numerals, Thee Water Mocassins, Men of Men, The Band That Fell To Earth, Co-Owner and Manager of recordBar, miniBar, and Lemonade Park who joins us to talk about his collaborations with Lemonade Park and with The Record Machine.

Steve Tulipana thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:40

  1. The Get Up Kids – “Better Half”
    from: Four Minute Mile / Doghouse America / September 15, 1997
    [Matt Pryor on vocals & guitars, Jim Suptic on guitar, Rob Pope on bass, James Dewees on keyboards, Ryan Pope on drums. On June 8, 2018 The Get Up Kids released their KICKER EP on Polyvinyl Records. Polyvinyl announced on their Instagram account that they had signed the band and that new music will be coming soon. The Get Up Kids are an American rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. Formed in 1995, the band was a major player in the mid-1990s emo scene, otherwise known as the “second wave” of emo music. As they gained prominence, they began touring with bands such as Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves, eventually embarking on international tours of Japan and Europe. They founded Heroes & Villains Records, an imprint of the successful indie rock label Vagrant Records. While the imprint was started to release albums by The Get Up Kids, it served as a launching pad for several side-projects such as The New Amsterdams and Reggie and the Full Effect. The Get Up Kids were viewed throughout their existence as a prototypical emo band, having been major players in the Midwest emo movement of the mid-1990s. Their second album Something to Write Home About remains their most widely acclaimed album, and is considered to be one of the quintessential albums of the second-wave emo movement. However, like many early emo bands, The Get Up Kids sought to dissociate themselves with the term, as it was considered dismissive to be seen as an “emo band.”[8] The band departed heavily from their established style with the release of their 2002 album On a Wire, which saw the band take on a much more layered, alternative rock sound. Years later, guitarist Jim Suptic even apologized for having the influence they did on many of the modern third-wave emo bands, commenting that “[t]he punk scene we came out of and the punk scene now are completely different. It’s like glam rock now … If this is the world we helped create, then I apologize.” Due to internal conflicts, the band broke up in 2005. Three years later, the band reunited to support the tenth anniversary re-release of Something to Write Home About, and soon afterward entered the studio to write new material. In early 2010, the band released Simple Science, their first release in six years, followed in 2011 by the full-length There Are Rules. The Get Up Kids Members Rob Pope is also in the band Spoon; Jim Suptic is in the bands: Blackpool Lights, and Radar State; James Dewees is in the band Reggie and the Full Effect; and Matt Pryor performs often as a solo artists, and in the bands: Radar State, and The New Amsterdams.]

[The Get Up Kids plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

Ezmerelda
  1. Ezmerelda – “I’m So Nervous”
    from: “I’m So Nervous” – Single / Ezmerelda / January 7, 2022
    [Ezmerelda is the diy collaboration between indie veterans Kianna Alarid White (Tilly & the Wall, Yes You Are) and Cale Parks (Yeasayer, Aloha). The duo formed in the final months of 2021, drawing on influences like Fever Ray, Budgie-era Siouxsie and the Banshees and early M.I.A. Combining elements of their high intensity live shows with art-rock improvisation, Kianna and Cale took to the basement to self produce their brand of industrial, drum heavy electro-pop in October 2021. The result was a collection of immediately realized dance tracks that will make up the duo’s debut EP. Produced, mixed, and recorded by Kianna White & Cale Parks. Mastered by TJ Lipple. // Many of us were first introduced to Kianna Alarid White as part of the critically-acclaimed indie band, Tilly and the Wall, touring through the mid to late 2000s with bands such as She and Him, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, and Of Montreal, playing venues around the world and major festivals like Coachella, Japan’s Summersonic, Reading, as well as performing on Late Night with David Letterman and Sesame Street before going on hiatus in 2013. Kianna has also performed guest vocals on Rilo Kiley’s “The Absence of God”, “In the Sun” by She & Him and co-wrote and sang on Tiësto’s song “You Are My Diamond”. In 2017, Kianna launched her band, Yes You Are, with husband and co-writer Jared White, with many song placements in movies, television and commercials, including a Pepsi Super Bowl 51 commercial. Known for their electrifying live performances, Yes You Are shared the stage with the likes of K. Flay, Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums, and toured the US with Neon Trees. On November 15, 2019 they released one of our favorite albums of that year, “HERE’S TO THE GREAT UNKOWNS. In mid 2020 Kianna announced the band’s break up when unexpected and major changes in the lineup served as a clear sign it was time to move on. Kianna and Jared decided to start a new band behind Kianna as a solo artist Kianna White, releasing the single, “Homecoming Queen “ on September 25, 2020, along with an incredible video that Kianna herself filmed, starred in and edited alone in her bedroom using an iPhone, a Snapchat filter, a flashlight and iMovie). On April 30, 2021 Kianna released the single “All Alone With Everything.” // Cale Parks is best known for decades of drumming in the bands: Aloha, and Yeasayer, and in high profile side hustles such as: Passion Pit, Chet Faker, and Joan of Arc. Cale released the albums, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT on Sept. 26, 2009, and SPARKFACE on November 3, 2008, and the EP TO SWIFT MARS on August 3, 2004. But On May 18, 2015, Cale released his 4-track solo EP, LAGOON FOOL giving his fans the first sign of becoming a more of a “mood-altering” electronic producer with his multi-faceted record featuring interlocking melodies and everything from acid techno asides to piano-laced synth progressions. Cale followed LAGOON FOOL with his most recent solo EP, BOARDS, released on January 24, 2020 on Whirling Wolf Records. Boards ventures even further into the ether, piling on the sort of polychromatic chords, artful hooks, and mood-altering melodies one might find on an old Air or Durutti Column album. A lot of this has to do with how it was made: in Parks’ home studio rather than a cramped apartment room, which gave him space to think and toy with a wide range of instruments. Listeners can thank a long overdue lifestyle change: a move from Brooklyn to Kansas City that made Parks look at music differently. “I didn’t own a car in New York,” he explains, “so all of my listening was done as I walked around the city. There’s something about the energy of New York that requires that electricity. Moving to Kansas changed the style of music I wanted to hear; I wanted room to let records breathe.” More info at: http://www.ezmerelda.bandcamp.com] [Ezmerelda played the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 10:30 PM at The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The Original Stage (In Back), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

[Ezmerelda play the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 1, Friday, Sept. 9, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with Black Light Animals and Ezmerelda.]

11:46

Dedric Moore, Steve Tulipana, and Nathan Reusch on the September 7, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM

We are talking with Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joins to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, KCMO. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net Tickets available at http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com

Nathan Reusch thanks for being with us on WMM.

Also joining us is Musician & Vocalist Steve Tulipana, of the bands Season To Risk, Roman Numerals, Thee Water Mocassins, Men of Men, The Band That Fell To Earth, Co-Owner and Manager of recordBar, miniBar, and Lemonade Park along with Wes Gartner, Chef and Owner of Voltaire, Golden Ox, Moxie Catering; and Lemonade Park. Join us to talk about their music, their collaborations with Lemonade Park and with The Record Machine.

Steve Tulipana

Steve Tulipana thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Steve talked about the three year evolution of Lemonade Park

Thank you to Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine who joined us for the entire second hour to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the playing the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net Tickets available at http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com More details at http://www.therecordmachine.co

Nathan Reusch Steve Tulipana and Wes Gartner thanks for being with us on WMM.

For WMM, I’m Mark Manning. Thanks for listening!

11:54

Belle & The Vertigo Waves
  1. Belle & The Vertigo Waves – “Love In Remission”
    from: “Love In Remission” – Single / Drop Out Records / March 25, 2022
    [Belle & The Vertigo Waves is the sonic brainchild of Belle Loux. She resides in KCMO, and is slowly attempting world domination. Members include Belle Loux on lead vocals, John Loux on guitar. This new single is a follow up to “Stand Down” released Jan. 21, 2022. Belle & The Vertigo Waves released their debut album, ALIGNED on Drop Out Records on Oct. 6, 2017. “About the album, Belle told Michelle Bacon at The Bridge, “Many of the tunes had been written around five years prior, when I was just 15 or 16.” Belle had only played them as a solo artist with occasional accompaniment from her dad, guitarist John Loux, & keyboardist Charlie Hibberd. In 2017, she hired the two musicians and a couple other friends to track “Aligned,” dubbing the project Belle and the Vertigo Waves, in the hopes that she’d eventually assemble a live band. “Recording was a surreal and emotional experience. Playing the songs with a band was like seeing them come to life,” she said. “I knew there was no way I could be a solo artist anymore, because I fell in love with the full band sound so much.” The music of Belle & The Vertigo Waves have been described as having an “1980s pop-laden sound.” which drew local attention in 2018. Belle has said that in the past 4 years the band has grown to have more of a darker, glam rock sound, grittier and grungier. Their sound is influenced by three generations of musicians in the band, Belle’s growth as a songwriter and singer, and through the band’s work with engineer and producer Paul Malinowski. Belle & The Vertigo Waves released their single, “Fear or Faith” on June 7, 2019 on Drop Out Records. Belle & The Vertigo Waves released their single, “Pulse” on April 17, 2020 on Drop Out Records. Belle & The Vertigo Waves released their single, “Beat Me To The Punch” on Drop Out Records on Oct. 29, 2021. Belle & The Vertigo Waves joined us on WMM on Feb 5, 2020 and June 26, 2019. Belle & The Vertigo Waves released their album, LORELAI on May 28, 2022. More info at: http://www.thevertigowaves.com]

[Belle & The Vertigo Waves plays the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social – Day 2, Saturday, Sept. 10, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming Street, KCMO, in the West Bottoms with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves.]

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

Next week on WMM, on September 14 we welcome Jocelyn Olivia Nixin of The Creepy Jingles, LYXE, and You Monster You

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Show #958

WMM with The Lemonade Social & The Record Machine + Diane Patterson

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 7, 2022

Nathan Reusch & Music From The Lemonade Social & Kiley Sutter, Dedric Moore, Steve Tulipana & Wes Gartner + Diane Patterson

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Gemini Parks, The Get Up Kids, Ezmerelda, Belle and the Vertigo Waves, Calvin Arsenia, Static Phantoms, Monta At Odds, Mr. Golden Sun, Believers, Bathe Alone, Blonde Bones, and Diane Patterson.

At 10:10 Mark talks with Award-winning songwriter, Folkgoddess Diane Patterson who subverts the dominant paradigm with rocking acoustic guitar and ukulele, a mighty pen, and a woman’s voice. Since 1989, Patterson weaves her original Mystic Acoustic Americana and unifying stories, planting seeds of love and revolution. Diane’s new album, Satchel of Songs, was recorded last year in New Orleans with platinum record-producer Mike Napolitano and features amazing supporting musicians such as Terence Higgins, Todd Sickafoose, Barbara Higbie, Alice DiMicele, Janelle Burdell, Joe Craven, and Ani DiFranco. Diane Patterson plays The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave. Kansas City, MO. on Wednesday, September 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.dianepatterson.org

At 10:30 Nathan Reusch co-founder of The Record Machine joins us for the rest of our show to talk about the 19th Anniversary of The Record Machine and to share music from artists on the label and bands playing the 3rd Annual Lemonade Social on Friday, September 9, with Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, and Ezmerelda, and Saturday, September 10, with The Get Up Kids (Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Four Minute Mile and the Woodson EP), Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves, at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyandotte, in the West Bottoms of Kansas City. More details at: http://www.therecordmachine.net Tickets available at http://www.lemonadesocialkc.com

At 10:30 AM Kiley Sutter from Velo Garage, 1403 Swift Ave, North Kansas City, MO joins with Nathan to talk about The Record Machine and Velo Garage. More information at: http://www.velogaragekc.com

At 11:00 Dedric Moore of the bands, Monta At Odds and Static Phantoms, joins Nathan to talk about their collaboration and The Lemonade Social. More information at http://www.kosmiccity.com

At 11:30 AM Musician & Vocalist Steve Tulipana, Co-Owner and Manager of recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO; miniBar, 3810 Broadway, KCMO; and Lemonade Park along with Wes Gartner, Chef and Owner of Voltaire, 1716 Genessee, KCMO; Golden Ox, 1600 Genessee, KCMO; Moxie Catering; and Lemonade Park. Join us to talk about their music, their collaborations with Lemonade Park and with The Record Machine. More information at: http://www.therecordbar.com. http://www.minibarkc.com http://www.voltairekc.com http://www.goldenoxkc.com http://www.moxiecatering.com

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Show #958

WMM Playlist from August 31, 2022

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2021

Carswell & Hope + MellowPhobia + More New & MidCoastal Releases

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
Ryan Wise of LYXE
  1. LYXE – “Wave” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: ”Wave” – Single / LYXE / September 8, 2022
    [Debut single from LYXE, a new band from Lawrence, Kansas. LYXE formed in 2019 and played locally until covid forced the band into a two year hiatus. Recently reformed, the band has had a successful string of shows in 2022 and is poised to release their first EP, Everything You Could Ever Want on September 15, 2022. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. We experience a different side of Wise’s songwriting with crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds. Accompanied by drummer Jimmy Girod and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.“Wave” is the ideal first taste of what this band can accomplish. LYXE is Ryan Wise on lead vocals & guitar, and AJ Knudson on bass & vocals.] [Members of LYXE will join us on WMM on September 14.]

[LYXE play an EP Release Show on Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS with The Creepy Jingles and LYD]

[The Sluts play recordBar , 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with The Creepy Jingles and Kid Computer.]

Shawn M Stewart, Benjamin Hart, and Stephonne
  1. Stephonne – “Rocket In My Pocket (Feat. Shawn M Stewart)” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: “Rocket In My Pocket (Feat. Shawn M Stewart)” / Stephonne & Shawn M Stewart / Aug. 26, ’22
    [Last weekend at The 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, August 27, at 9:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, Stephonne his band The Gay Rodeo premiered “Rocket In MY Pocket” with special stage guest and song co-creator Shawn M Stewart. Stephonne’s band The Gay Rodeo is: Miki P on drums, Benjamin Hart (Byard) on lead guitar, Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles on keyboards, Spencer Thut on bass, Stephonne and The Gay Rodeo hold band practice every week at Charlotte Street Foundation where Stephonne is in his second year of a residency.Earlier this year on June 24, 2022, Stephonne released the EP SIS: Side B June 24, 2022. The EP was Co-produced by, Justin Mantooth, and recorded at Westend Recording Studios. Johnny Hamil on bass, and Adam McKee on drums. Stephonne released the single, “Cross My Heart (Sexy M.F.) on June 3, 2022. Stephonne released the single, “Deja Vu” with Shilow and Regina Del Carmen on May 9, 2022. Stephonne released the single “The King’s Gambit” on July 28, 2021. Stephonne was part of the single, “Elephant Man (feat. Stephonne)” from Lee Walter Redding & Stephonne, released April 9, 2021. Stephonne released the single “Beautiful Life (Acoustic)” on January 15, 2021. Stephonne released SIS: Side A on August 7, 2020. The 4 song EP contained the song “Want Me” that was also made into a video featuring body painting on to Stephonne’s body from artist Ryan Wilks. Stephonne released his debut album, “Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard.” The album was one of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Stephonne was born and raised in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Stephonne grew up in KCK. He has performed in multiple shows for Late Night Theatre. Stephonne told John Long of Camp Magazine “I was surrounded by records, and my parents always had music on.” // Singer, songwriter, actor, model, artist – Stephonne Singleton who is everywhere these days, organizing a Tribute to Sade at Lemonade Park, playing shows for Lawrence Pride, Manor Records, Midwest Music Foundation, The AIDS Service Foundation of KC, InterUrban ArtHouse, The Black Box, The Folly Theatre, collaborating with The Black Creatures, Calvin Arsenia, Miki P, Jass, Eboni Fondren, putting out EPs, and singles. Stephonne describes himself as the lovechild of Prince & Billie Holiday. He grew up in KCK and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Benedictine College, and Masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. // More info at: http://www.stephonne.com and : http://www.shawnmstewart.com]
  1. Wyatt West & The Urbanites – “Cowards With Guns” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: “Cowards With Guns” – Single / Wyatt West Music / September 1, 2022
    [Wyatt West & The Urbanites with Jaisson Taylor on vocals & drums; Max Berry on guitars; Wyatt West on keyboards; Andi Fredrickson, Debbie Cordero, James Gilbert on backing vocals; Lawrence Jackson on trumpet; Kadesh Flow on trombone; and Dave Chael on tenor sax. The Urbanites released “Cowards With Guns” in support of the Sandy Hook Promise, a resource for information on gun violence. All proceeds of the single will benefit the cause. The single will also be on the upcoming Urbanites EP, NO FEAR, JUST DREADS. You can check out the song on video at the link below. Thank you for all you do. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x6mPId7d4w From the recording project of Wyatt West who earlier this year, on March 24, 2022 released the single “It’s Human Nature” from Wyatt West & the Accomplices which included: Misha D. Roberts: lead vocals, Seyko Bond Groves and Misha D. Roberts, backing vocals, Lawrence Jackson: trumpet, Ryan Jamal Davis: trombone, Ernest Melton: tenor sax, Max Berry: guitars, Thomas “Freight Train” Walker: drums, Wyatt West: piano & keys, Lynn Allred: sound engineer.Iconoclast Wyatt West roams the wide and diverse American music landscape to create a stunning range of music and lyrics. No musical genre is off limits or taboo for his songwriting craft. Wyatt writes: “I’m working on a benefit CD for Hope House using songs I’ve recorded with female singers from here in KC (if I can get everybody’s permission) and this cut will definitely be part of that. We’re probably looking at late fall (Christmas) for that. But this is such a ‘summer cut’ thought I’d try to get it out early for everybody to groove on. Aren’t Misha’s vocals incredible?” More info at http://www.wyattwest.bandcamp.com]
The Moose

5. The Moose – “Macrowave”
from: “Macrowave” – Single / Desert Animal Records / August 21, 2022
[On April 22, 2021 The Moose released SPATURE their 26-track double album. One of WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. The album contained music and lyrics all composed by The Moose. The album was engineered, mixed, and mastered by members Emma Klein and Jake Hilger. SPATURE is a sonic amalgamation of sunny peaks and dark chasms. Join The Moose as they experiment with the fantastical worlds of space and nature. From ‘Lava’ to ‘Mother Tree’, there is a song on this double LP for everyone.The Moose is a psychedelic rock/pop alternative band from Lee’s Summit / Kansas City, formed in 2016 by Jake Hilger, Alex Huffman, and Tyler Frey with Emma Klein and Parker Tozier joining in 2016. The Moose released their debut full length album, The First Real Encounter, on Dec. 21, 2018. The Moose joined us LIVE on WMM on July 10, 2019. The Moose also recently released SONGS OF SPATURE – LIVE FROM MYCO PLANET MUSHROOM FARM April 2022. More info at: http://www.musicofthemoose.com

[The Moose play miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd., KCMO, on Wednesday, September 8. at 8:00 PM with Shadow Graphs (from Portland) and Mr. Golden Sun.]

Radkey
  1. Radkey – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
    from: “Ain’t No Sunshine” – Single / Radkey / April 7, 2020
    [Written by Bill Withers. Isaiah, Dee, and Solomon Radke of the critically acclaimed rock trio Radkey joined us live in our 90.1 FM studios on September 5, 2018. Radkey was formed in 2010 in St. Joseph, where the brothers were raised. The family moved to Kansas City. The band has released multiple full-length recordings. IN 2021 Radkey was featured in Dave Grohl’s van-touring documentary film, WHAT DRIVES US. Radkey released GREEN ROOM on Little Man Records on November 27, 2020.On Green Room the band serve as their own producers. Radkey released DARK BLACK MAKE UP in 2015 and DELICIOUS ROCK NOISE in 2016 — plus multiple EPs and singles, and were part of a MasterCard advertising campaign on digital billboards in NYC along with a national television commercial that aired during the 2018 Grammy Awards that brought the band to the attention of Jack White who asked the band to tour with him. In 2018 the band went back on the road with The Damned throughout the United States. In December they went back into the studio to record with producer Bill Stevenson of the California punk rock group Descendents. In early 2019 they played shows in Amsterdam and Stockholm. In 2018 the band released “Basement,” “St. Elwood,” “Rock & Roll Homeschool,” as well as several other singles. On February 22, 2019, Radkey released “No Strange Cats…P.A.W.” a 7-song EP is essentially a collection of the band’s most recent singles. It comes after the January 11, 2019 release of No Strange cats…Spiders – EP a 6 song EP of several new songs mixed with several singles from late 2018.]

[Radkey plays the Louder Than Life Music Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in Louisville Kentucky]

The Summer Storms
  1. The Summer Storms – “Someone To Hold”
    from: “Someone To Hold” – Single / The Summer Storms / July 15, 2022
    [The Summer Storms are a Kansas City based Folk/Americana trio comprised of founding members Michael Ptacek (bass), Thaddeus O’Brien (vocals, guitar, mandolin), and Amanda O’Brien (vocals, dobro, harmonica, baritone ukulele). The trio has enjoyed broad-ranging inspiration from the folk & Americana, rock, jazz, and blues communities and aspires to create a warm, original sound that both lives in and defies the classifications of the musical genres from which it came. The Summer Storms songs are laden with rich harmonies, jazz influenced bass lines as well as dobro and harmonica accentuation. In 2018, The Summer Storms released their debut EP, “Bootlegger”. They perform in the KC and surrounding areas regularly. More info: http://www.thesummerstorms.com]

[The Summer Storms play Strang Hall, 7313 West 80th St, Downtown OPKS, on Sat., Sept 3 at 7:30 PM]

10:30 – Underwriting

Created by artist Jenifer Prince
  1. MellowPhobia – “Weekender”
    from: “Weekender” – Single / Jackal And Hide Records / July 1, 2022
    [Music and Lyrics by Tillie Alexandra Hall, Producer Tillie Alexandra Hall. Recording Engineering by Justin Mantooth. Mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee on drums. MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. Socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes keeps the crowd jumping. The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks. On June 23, 2021 MellowPhobia released their EP IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? This EP was pat of WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. In July 2018 MellowPhobia released the 3-song EP LISTEN. More info: http://www.mellowphobia.com Tillie Alexandra Hall of MellowPhobia was our guest on WMM on Oct. 20, 2021.]

[MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM.]

[MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM.]

10:36 – Interview with Tillie Hall

Tillie Hall

Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia joins us to premiere a brand new single from MellowPhobia. We just hear their recent single, “Weekender” released July 1, 2022. MellowPhobia released the 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?, on July 14, 2021. One of WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. Formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. MellowPhobia is now based in KC. The band revolves around songwriter & guitarist Tillie Hall who during the pandemic went into the studio and recorded 12 new tracks. The band also released the stand alone single, “Jackal” on May 7, 2021. MellowPhobia’s sound has been described as “landlocked surf rock.” MellowPhobia is inspired by the British sound, socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes. MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM. MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM. More info at: http://www.mellowphobia.bandcamp.com

Tillie Hall thanks for being with us on WMM.

MellowPhobia, played The Innovation Festival on August 6, at Crown Center 2450 Grand BLVD]

August 6 – Line Up – Main Stage Line Up
11:00 AM – Gates Open
11:50 AM – Caroline Blu
12:50 AM – The Cavves
1:50 PM – The Freedom Affair
2:50 PM – Whitehall
3:50 PM – Dreamgirl
4:50 PM – MellowPhobia
6:10 PM – Argonaut & Wasp
7:35 PM – The Regrettes
9:00 PM – The Greeting Committee

MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA.

Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, they continue to grow their audience producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. With a love of the British sound, socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes; the band will keep the crowd jumping and give them something to think about.

MellowPhobia released their 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? on June 23, 2021 through Jackal And Hide Records.

Music and lyrics written by Tillie Alexandra Hall Produced by Tillie Alexandra Hall.

Recording Engineer: Justin Mantooth. Mastering Engineer: Pete Maher. Drums: Adam McKee. Illustrator: Jenifer Prince. More info at http://www.melloephobia.bandcamp.com

The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks.

The year of the pandemic saw MellowPhobia creative force Til Hall go into the studio, hunker down and record 12 new tracks.

10:44

Created by Jenifer Prince
  1. MellowPhobia – “Need” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: “Need” – Single / Jackal And Hide Records / September 22, 2022
    [Music and Lyrics by Tillie Alexandra Hall, Producer Tillie Alexandra Hall. Recording Engineering by Justin Mantooth. Mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee on drums. MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. Socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes keeps the crowd jumping. The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks. On June 23, 2021 MellowPhobia released their EP IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? This EP was pat of WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. In July 2018 MellowPhobia released the 3-song EP LISTEN. More info: http://www.mellowphobia.com Tillie Alexandra Hall of MellowPhobia was our guest on WMM on Oct. 20, 2021.]

[MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM.]

[MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM.]

10:48 – More Interview with Tillie Hall

Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia

We are talking with Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia who joins us to premiere a brand new single from MellowPhobia. We just heard their recent single, “Weekender” released July 1, 2022. MellowPhobia released the 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?, on July 14, 2021. One of WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. Formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. MellowPhobia is now based in KC. MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM. MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM. More info at: http://www.mellowphobia.bandcamp.com

Tillie Hall thanks for being with us on WMM.

Always ready for a collaboration, Til teamed up with Brazilian artist Jenifer Prince to create the striking cover for both “Jackal” and “Is This Seat Taken?”

The sophomore E.P. ‘Is this Seat Taken?’ includes four fresh tracks; Allie, LRH, MaryAnn Elizabeth, and Hide.

The single, ‘Jackal’ recently paved the way and continues to enjoy airplay.

Tillie Hall thanks for being with us on WMM.

MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM. MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM. More info at: http://www.mellowphobia.bandcamp.com

10:57

Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia
  1. MellowPhobia – “Jackal”
    from: “Jackal” – Single / Jackal And Hide Records / May 7, 2020.
    [Music and Lyrics by Tillie Alexandra Hall, Producer Tillie Alexandra Hall. Recording Engineering by Justin Mantooth. Mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee on drums MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. Socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes keeps the crowd jumping. The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks. In July 2018 MelloPhobia released the 3-song EP LISTEN. More info: http://www.mellowphobia.com]

[MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM.]

[MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM.]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. Carswell & Hope – “Sign Of The Times (Feat. Katlyn Conroy)”
    from: Sign Of The Times / Silly Goose Records / August 30, 2022
    [Sign of the Times, the first single and title track from the Carswell & Hope full length originally released as a single on June 12, 2022. Featuring Katlyn Conroy on vocals. Single available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and streaming platforms from July 12th, 2022. Recorded and produced by Jason Slote and Nick Carswell. Mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Lawrence KS based 5-piece band formed June 25, 2012. The band is: Nick Carswell, Jason Slote, Austin Quick, Chris Handley, and Jordan Tucker. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas.Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011. He formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Nick also plays bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster music conference, now part of the Crossroads Music Festival. More info at: http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com]

[Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.]

11:05 – Interview with Nick Carswell

Nick Carswell

Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011 with his growing family. Nick formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Carswell and Hope released the EP EXIT PLAN in 2018. Nick has also played bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster Music Conference, now in collaboration with Crossroads Music Festival. Nick Carswell joins us to share details about, SIGN OF THE TIMES, the new album from Carswell and Hope, released August 30, 2022. We’ll also share info about KC Irish Fest 2022 happening this Friday, Sept. 2 thru Sunday, Sept. 4 at Crown Center where Carswell & Hope are play all 3 nights of the fest. AND we’ll share details about MixMaster2022’s virtual programs: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28.

Nick Carswell thanks for being with us on WMM.

SIGN OF THE TIMES was recorded & produced by Jason Slote & Nick Carswell.

Mixed & mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios.

More information at: http://www.carswellandhope.com. http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com.

Started with 25-30 songs and narrowed them down to 10 tracks on the album.

Kansas City Irish Fest 2022

Carswell and Hope will play live sets on each of the three nights of the KC Irish Festival with The Elders, Gaelic Storm, Eddie Delahunt, We Banjo 3, Ashley Davis Band, Calvin Arsenia, and more. Info at: http://www.kcirishfest.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2ND
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3RD
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4TH

MILLER LITE STAGE
BOULEVARD STAGE
AMERICAN SHAMAN PARK STAGE
JAMESON WHISKEY STAGE
IRISH COMEDY STAGE
VISIT MISSOURI CHILDRENS STAGE
CULTURE STAGE
CULTURE CAFÉ STAGE

Friday, Sept. 2
5:00 PM Ella Harp The Friel Sisters
5:30 PM Stolen Apples Stone Lion Puppet Theatre The Narrowbacks
6:15 PM Driscoll School Irish Dance
6:30 PM Shane Hennessy
7:00 PM Five Farms Irish CreamHeartland Irish Dancers
7:30 PM Carswell & HopeKian ByrneWe Banjo 3
8:00 PM Ardal O’Hanlon
8:30 PM Aoife Scott
9:30 PM Byrne & Kelly Gaelic Storm Seamus Kelleher

Saturday, Sept. 3
11:00 AM Gerald Trimble and JambaroqueTullamore
11:30 AM KC St. Andrew Pipes and Drums
11:45 AM Stone Lion Puppet Theatre
12:00 PM Ellla Harp KC Irish Dance Company
1:00 PM Seamus Kelleher Want to Learn How to Brew Beer?
1:30 PM Eddie Delahunt Traveling in Ireland
2:00 PM Follow the Piper
2:15 PM Dino O’Dell
2:30 PM Aoife Scott Eileen Gannon & Robert Ryan
3:00 PM Inside Irish DanceJump 2 3Pub Quiz
3:30 PM Shane Hennessy
4:00 PM Traveling in Ireland
4:30 PM Flannigan’s Right HookIrish Culinary SceneMick McAuley
4:45 PM Heartland Irish Dancers
5:00 PM Breathing New Life into Old Tunes: A Journey from Manuscript to MusicKian Byrne
5:30 PM Byrne & KellyPub Quiz
6:00 PM Five Farms Irish Cream Mid Mo Magic Show with Gerry Tritz
6:30 PM The Friel Sisters
6:45 PM Carswell & Hope
7:00 PM Stolen Apples
7:15 PM Rockin Rob
7:30 PM The Ashley Davis Band
8:00 PM Ardal O’Hanlon
8:30 PM Kian Byrne
9:00 PM We Banjo 3
9:30 PM The Narrowbacks

Sunday, Sept. 4
9:30 AM KC Irish Fest Catholic Mass
11:00 AM Bob Reeder
11:30 AM Distant Cousins
11:45 AM StoneLion Puppet Theatre
12:00 PM Genealogy – Researching Your Irish AncestorsThe Long Irish Revolution 1778-1922
12:30 PM Eddie Delahunt
1:00 PM Gerald Trimble and Jambaroque Hunting Stars and Galaxies in our Universe with the James Webb Space TelescopeIrish Language with Renata RuaKC St. Andrew Pipes and Drums Rockin Rob
2:00 PM Irish Culinary Scene Shane Hennessy
2:30 PM Ella Harp O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance Pub Quiz
3:00 PM Seamus KelleherT he Cello, its ancestors and the international influences on the music of Ireland & the British Isle – The Cello, its ancestors and the international influences on the music of Ireland & the British Is
3:30 PM Calvin Arsenia Dino O’Dell The Irish, Blarney and Baseball, with Pat O’Neill
4:00 PM Boxing with Missy Fitzwater Flannigan’s Right HookIrish Language 101
4:30 PM Eileen Gannon & Robert Ryan
4:45 PM Mid Mo MagicShow with Gerry Tritz
5:00 PM Eddie Edwards Inside Irish Dance The Ashley Davis Band
5:30 PM Pub Quiz
6:00 PM Heartland Irish Dancers The Narrow backs Traveling in Ireland
6:30 PM Mick McAuley
7:00 PM Stolen Apples The Mix Tape & KC Irish Fest 20th Anniversary Celebration
7:15 PM Mr. Stinky Feet and The Hiccups
7:30 PM We Banjo 3
9:30 PM Byrne & Kelly The Elders

11:13

  1. Carswell & Hope – “On My Way”
    from: Sign Of The Times / Silly Goose Records / August 30, 2022
    [Originally released as a single October 25, 2019. New song from band with a new video. On May 22, 2018 Carswell & Hope released the critically acclaimed EP Exit Plan with music by Carswell & Hope. Lyrics by Nick Carswell. Produced & mixed by Jason Slote & Nick Carswell. Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper @ TurtleTone Studio NYC. Lawrence KS based 5-piece band formed June 25, 2012. The band is: Nick Carswell, Jason Slote, Austin Quick, Chris Handley, and Jordan Tucker. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas. Nick has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011. He formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Nick also plays bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster music conference, now part of the Crossroads Music Festival.]

[Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.]

11:16 – More Interview with Nick Carswell

Nick Carswell

We are talking with Musician and Songwriter Nick Carswell who is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011 with his growing family. Nick formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Carswell and Hope released the EP EXIT PLAN in 2018. Nick has also played bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster Music Conference, now in collaboration with Crossroads Music Festival. Nick Carswell joins us to share details about, SIGN OF THE TIMES, the new album from Carswell and Hope, released August 30, 2022. We’ll also share info about KC Irish Fest 2022 happening this Friday, Sept. 2 thru Sunday, Sept. 4 at Crown Center where Carswell & Hope are play all 3 nights of the fest. AND we’ll share details about MixMaster2022’s virtual programs: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28.

Nick Carswell thanks for being with us on WMM.

MixMaster2020: Virtual Panels & Workshops in partnership with KKFI 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest. Now in its 9th year, MXM 2022 is offering a 3-week series of online panel discussions, starting this week, on Wednesdays, from 4 to 5:30 PM, focused on empowering artists, connecting creators with the wider industry, and sharing best practices to advancing your music.

MixMaster is the annual gathering for independent artists, bands and music industry from across the Kansas City region. MXM2022 offers panels, workshops and networking opportunities and a place to connect, learn and grow our local music ecosystem.

The virtual series begins Wednesdays, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28. More info at: http://www.sillygooserecords.org

Nick was on our show On September 2, 2020. Prior to that he was with us in 2019 when he shared music and information about Changing Shades – Stories of Migration, Confusion & Belonging told in Image & Song from Nick Carswell in a solo performance of 10 songs, accompanied by lighting, projection and stage design, creating a unique visual canvas to the music.: Friday, May 10, at The Irish Center of KC, 19 West Linwood Blvd. AND Saturday, May 11, at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS. The project was supported by an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant.

Nick is a former Board Member of The Irish Center of KC, 19 West Linwood Blvd. KCMO.

Nick Carswell thanks for being with us on WMM.

Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.

11:24

  1. Carswell & Hope – “Pencil Pushing”
    from: Sign Of The Times / Silly Goose Records / August 30, 2022
    [ Recorded and produced by Jason Slote and Nick Carswell. Mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Lawrence KS based 5-piece band formed June 25, 2012. The band is: Nick Carswell, Jason Slote, Austin Quick, Chris Handley, and Jordan Tucker. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas.Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011. He formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Nick also plays bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster music conference, now part of the Crossroads Music Festival. More info at: http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com]

[Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.]

11:28 – Underwriting

Cory Phillips and The Band of Light
  1. Cory Phillips & The Band of Light – “Dark Cloud Black Magic”
    from: SEX THIRSTY LOVE HUNGER / Cory Phillips / May 21, 2021
    [Cory Phillips is a sultry tenor & moody jet-setter who lights dangerous fires with erotic poetry and bedroom soul funk. Michael Hamm on guitar (Play Dead, the Band That Saved the World), Nate Holt on keyboards (Asterales, Approach), Mario Vlasic on bass, Chel Rich on drums (Half Tiger Half Bear, Red On Yellow, Stone Cutters Union) are the Band of Light. The group spans from southern rock to classic soul and disco to jazz in the same movement, mirroring Phillips’ fire dance with their own seasoned acrobatics. Their seductive live shows are consistently epic funk and disco parties, the excitement and prowl of which were miraculously captured on this new studio album. With SEX THIRSTY LOVE HUNGER, Cory Phillips & the Band of Light take us to their party, get us naked, and remind us that there is something perfectly spiritual in our appetite for hedonism.. // Cory Phillips definitely has something to prove. The entire collection is brimming with summer party gold. It’s been over 10 fast years since he released anything larger than a single, and this long-awaited follow up to Phillips’ self-titled 2009 debut is meant to make up for lost time. // When asked why it’s been so long, Phillips laughs it off, “No one was ready for this yet. I think people now are dying to groove and be sexual again.” // Phillips and his bands have played coast to coast for a decade, amassing fans drawn to his erotic singing and bedroom funk. Yet only the time that Covid-sequestering afforded him allowed for the definitive recording of his decade’s better work. // The new album is an effort in innovation. In the midst of the health crisis, new freedoms and limitations developed for the musician with a secret life pursuing his PhD in climatology at the University of Kansas. Gigs cancelled, tours off, Phillips converted part of his house into a recording studio and brought in his Lawrence/Kansas City-based ‘Band of Light’ along with wizard engineer Robert Rebeck (Tech N9ne) to complete the 14-song hitlist of retro-tinged solid gold. // Each song on the quasi-concept album is a testament to love and sex based on hard-lived experiences in Phillips’ own life: loves gained and lost, the joys and costs of being a habitual pleasure-seeker, longing and courtship, even carnal moments in real time. The content always exudes refined wisdom and sensitivity but dips into the dark waters of illicit love equally. The dirty bouquet of groove, funk, soul, and classic pop Phillips & the Band of Light developed is a horny blend of vintage spice. On this album the mature music man has learned how to communicate more info in his poems, and this book of songs is a tantalizing read at the turntable. // The album’s first single, “Fit You”, is a foray into their musical boudoir (dudeoir?). Evoking Sade and Michael Jackson, Phillips pits Feminism against Machismo as he tries to make sense of a friend/lover. Ultimately we discover which role wins, instinctively, as the song concludes with commanding sexuality.] [Cory Phillips and The Band of Light play an Album Release Party, Friday, May 21, at Replay Lounge 946 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS.]

[Cory Phillips & The Band Of Light play Nighthawk, 1228 Baltimore, KCMO West Bottoms on Saturday, September 3, at 9:00 PM.]

  1. Asterales – “Beauty In The Distance (ft. Heidi Gluck)”
    from: Beauty In The Distance (ft. Heidi Gluck) – Single / Asterales / March 31, 2021
    [KC based leftfield, experimental, electronica music maker, also known as Nate Holt. Produced & mixed by Asterales. Vocals by Heidi Gluck. Lyrics by Approach. Mastered by Royce Diamond. Since 2016 Asterales has released the 5-track EP, WORK HOURS on Sept. 6, 2016 in collaboration with Aikido Bray, Leo Minor, Katlyn Conroy, and Tanner Walle, with synthesizers, production, recording, engineering & mastering by Etan Tioh for Datura Records. This was followed by the 3-track EP, FRAGMENTS, released Feb. 3, 2017. Asterales released the single A.M. on Feb. 4, 2017. Asterales released the 10-track album, OUTSIDE THE BOX on Oct. 31, 2017. Asterales released the singles: “BRKFST 4 BTLVRS” on Oct. 31, 2017; and “Soft Spheres” on April 21, 2018. Asterales released the 10-track album ORBITAL DEBRIS: VOL. 1 on Aug. 14, 2020 on Mr. Furious Records. Asterales released the single “ASTR_40” on August 26, 2020. Asterales released the 4-song EP EXTRA JUNK on Dec. 4, 2020 through Mr. Furious Records. Asterales released the singles: “Solstice Song” on Dec. 21, 2020, and “Desire (Tanner Walle) – Asterales Remix” on Jan. 29, 2021. Asterales released the single “Offline” on Feb. 26, 2021. Asterales released the single, “So Easy (feat. Royce Diamond) on April 30, 2021. Asterales released the single, “Let Go” on May 31, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. Lyrics by Royce Diamond. Vocals by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “Paraglider” on June 30, 2021. Produced, mixed & mastered by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “KINUGEMI” on July 31, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “VARIABLE STARS PT. 1” on August 30, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. Asterales released the remix single, “Ghost Mind – She Left (Asterales Remix)” on September 2, 2021. She Left” Produced by Ghostmind – ghostmind.bandcamp.com “She Left – Asterales Remix” Produced by Asterales. Remix artwork by Gordon Leadfoot & Asterales. Asterales released the single, “P​@​!​omAr​-​1” on September 28, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. More info at: http://www.asterales.bandcamp.com Asterales released the remix single, “Cory Phillips & the Band of Light – Give & the Take (Asterales Remix)” on October 1, 2021. “Give & the Take” written by Cory Phillips coryphillipsmusic.com “Give & the Take – Asterales Remix” Produced by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “Calling Me (feat. Ghostmind)” on October 31, 2021. Produced, mixed & mastered by Asterales. Vocals and guitar performed and recorded by Ghostmind. Lyrics by Ghostmind. Artwork by Asterales. One of over 12 singles Asterales released in 2021. More information at http://www.asterales.bandcamp.com]
Emmaline Twist
  1. Emmaline Twist – “ASPERA”
    from: ASPERA” – Single / Black Site / July 1, 2022
    [The band is Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar, and Alex Alexander recently joined the band on synthesizers & guitar. Emmaline Twist, is a Kansas City based Darkwave / Post-Punk / Shoegaze project. This is the second single from the band’s upcoming album release and follow up to the single “Drugs” released July 1, 2021. Their critically acclaimed debut LP, DISSIMULATION was released August 24, 2018 from Black-Site Records. That album was recorded, mixed, and produced at Massive Sound by Paul Malinowski, and Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. In 2017 the band released “Dissimulation 1,” 4 songs in digital format. This is their first single since their 2016 single release of “Vega” b/w “Moon Eyes.”]

[Emmaline Twist play The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS, Saturday, September 3, 2022 with Dodzillionaire, and the Almighty Trouble Brothers. More inflo at: http://www.black-site.org]

Miki P
  1. Miki P – “Your Love”
    from: “Your Love” – Single / Miki P / June 24, 2022
    [Singer, songwriter, dreamer. Miki P makes music sometimes by herself and she leads the band Miki P and the Swallowtails. This new single follows Miki P’s Mrch 18, 2022 singlere;ease “Peter Parker!” In 2021 Miki P released the EP, DON”T LOSE HOPE, 6 songs created in covid isolation, in Miki P’s home office space. Sitting & working from Miki’s computer, she composed and recorded 80% of the EP, working through the music like a journal entry, creating each song from her internal hurricane of emotions. All songs written, recorded, played, & mixed by Miki P. Recorded & Mixed with Emma Klien and Jake Hilger. Mastered by Joel Nanos.// Mikala Petillo, who was born in Kansas City, KS, and performed ‘She Loves You’ at her 7th grade talent show. In 9th grade she joined a teen-band called American Slim as drummer & vocalist, and released a full-length album, Irreplaceable, in 2017, played Middle of the Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, Kauffman Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, and The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art before officially ending in 2018. That year, at 21, Miki P began work on her debut solo-record, Dome of Swallows, released August 2, 2018. She then formed Miki P and the Swallowtails who released their first EP, Swallowtail in 2019, with Rachel Lovelace on bassoon, Adee Dancy on cello & vocals, Cade Pool on drums, Robert Castillo on bass, and Miki P on guitar & lead Vocals. In June they’ll release a follow up. With half of the band’s members having Classical music degrees, and the other half with Jazz degrees, Miki P is a self-taught musician/multi-instrumentalist & songwriter driving the Swallowtails into a creative collaboration like any other. Each member is an integral part of the Kansas City music scene, writing, arranging, performing, and collaborating original music for their own groups and several other projects in the metro. “Introspective pop music with lyric-driven folk influences, mixed with collaborative energy & an odd pairing of instruments, Miki P locked in with the Swallowtails create a moment with music written and arranged from the heart.” Miki P started playing guitar in middle school. She taught herself to play the drums, while listening to Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr. As a teen she played drums for various groups including American Slim. She wrote songs for their full-length album Irreplaceable released in 2017, followed by a single “Queen of Hearts” released April 11, 2018. Miki P and The Swallowtails –released, Right Where We Are /on August 21, 2020 with Rachel Lovelace on bassoon, Adee Dancy on cello & vocals, and Miki P on guitar & lead Vocals. Each member is an integral part of the Kansas City music scene, writing, arranging, performing, and collaborating original music for their own groups and several other projects in the metro. “Introspective pop music with lyric-driven folk influences, mixed with collaborative energy & an odd pairing of instruments, Miki P locked in with the Swallowtails create a moment with music written and arranged from the heart.” Miki P also plays ukulele & piano, teaching herself how to play both the instruments, using them frequently in all projects she is involved in. She was a featured vocalist with The Band That Fell to Earth Bowie Tribute. She’s played Boulevardia, Middle of the Map Fest, Royal’s Kaufman Stadium, recordBar, Uptown Theater, Arrowhead Stadium, Nelson Atkins Museum, the Crossroads Music Festival and the SXSW Music Fest. More info at: http://www.mikipmusic.com.]
Kevin Morby
  1. Kevin Morby – “This is a Photograph”
    from: THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH / Dead Oceans / May 13, 2022
    [Kevin Morby’s 7th album. From http://www.rollingstone.com: “In January 2020, songwriter Kevin Morby witnessed his father collapse from a medical event while visiting his childhood home in Kansas. In a state of shock, the singer spent the evening looking at old family photos and fixated on an image of his father as a young man, looking, as Morby states, ‘full of confidence.’ The experience forced Morby to confront both the idea of mortality and the passage of time — and, after an extended sojourn in Tennessee, these reflections came together in the form of his upcoming album, This Is a Photograph. To mark the announcement, the singer released the record’s eponymous single, accompanied by a music video directed by Chantal Anderson. Produced by frequent Morby collaborator Sam Cohen, This Is a Photograph was primarily written in Memphis’ historic Peabody Hotel, where the singer-songwriter holed up in search of inspiration and self-realization amongst the city’s dark past.” Morby will also embark on a 65 City tour of Europe and North America through the majority of 2022, which starts May 20 in Madrid, Spain and wraps Nov. 12 in Vancouver, BC. On October 16, 2020 Kevin Morby released SUNDOWNER, ranked #20 on WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2020 and was the 6th release from Kevin Robert Morby born April 2, 1988. SUNDOWNER was the follow up to his 2019 release OH MY GOD. Kevin Morby released CITY MUSIC in 2017. Kevin learned to play guitar when he was 10. In his teens he formed the band Creepy Aliens. 17-year-old Morby dropped out of Blue Valley Northwest High School, got his GED, and moved from his native Kansas City to Brooklyn in the mid-2000s, supporting himself by working bike delivery and café jobs. He later joined the noise-folk group Woods on bass. While living in Brooklyn, he became close friends and roommates with Cassie Ramone of the punk trio Vivian Girls, and the two formed a side project together called The Babies, who released albums in 2011 and 2012. He began a solo career in 2013 releasing his debut album HARLEM RIVER. His 2nd album STILL LIFE was released in 2014. His album SINGING SAW was in WMM’s The 116 Best Recordings of 2016. His album CITY MUSIC was in WMM’s The 118 Best Recordings of 2018.]

[Kevin Morby plays Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, on Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 PM with Coco.]

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

Next week on Wednesday, September 7 we welcome singer songwriter Diane Patterson who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Diane Patterson plays live at The Greenwood Social Hall, 1735 Belview Ave, KCMO, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Also next week Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine and Steve Tulipana of RecordBar and Lemonade Park join us to share all of the details of Lemonade Social – The Get Up Kids and more, on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM Featuring: Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, Ezmerelda and Saturday, September 10, 3 PM – 11:30 PM, Featuring: The Get Up Kids, Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves

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Show #957

WMM with Carswell & Hope + MellowPhobia + Cory Phillips

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2021

Carswell & Hope + MellowPhobia + Cory Phillips & The Band of Light

Shawn M Stewart with Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Carswell and Hope with Katlyn Conroy, LYXE, Shawn Stewart with Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo, The Moose, MellowPhobia, Wyatt West and The Urbanites, The Summer Storms, Cory Phillips & The Band of Light, and Radkey.

MellowPhobia

At 10:30 Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia shares music from the group’s new singles including “Weekender” released July 1, 2022. MellowPhobia released the 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?, on July 14, 2021. Music & lyrics by Tillie Hall who also produced the EP, with Justin Mantooth serving as recording engineer, and mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee played drums. Formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. MellowPhobia is now based in KC. The band revolves around songwriter & guitarist Tillie Hall who during the pandemic went into the studio and recorded 12 new tracks. The band also released the stand alone single, “Jackal” on May 7, 2021. Called “landlocked surf rock” MellowPhobia is inspired by the British sound, socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes. MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM. MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM. More info at: http://www.mellowphobia.bandcamp.com

Carswell & Hope

At 11:00 Mark talks with Nick Carswell about, SIGN OF THE TIMES, the new album from Carswell and Hope, released on August 30, 2022. SIGN OF THE TIMES was recorded & produced by Jason Slote & Nick Carswell. Mixed & mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. More information at: http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com. We will also share info about KC Irish Fest 2022 happening Friday, Sept. 2 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11:00 PM where Carswell and Hope will play live with The Elders, Gaelic Storm, Eddie Delahunt, We Banjo 3, Ashley Davis Band, Calvin Arsenia, and more. Info at: http://www.kcirishfest.com. AND we’ll share details and webinar dates for MixMaster2022’s virtual programs: Wednesdays 4-5:30 PM on: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28. MixMaster is the annual gathering for independent artists, bands and music industry from across the Kansas City region. MXM2022 offers panels, workshops and networking opportunities and a place to connect, learn and grow our local music ecosystem. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/717290092691065/738346663918741/

Cory Phillips & The Band of Light

At 11:30 Lawrence based singer/songwriter Cory Phillips joins us to share music from his recent album, SEX THIRSTY LOVE HUNGER, the second studio album from Cory Phillips & The Band Of Light, released May 21, 2021. It’s been over 10 years since Phillips released his self-titled 2009 debut album. In the midst of the pandemic, new freedoms and limitations developed for the musician with a secret life pursuing his PhD in climatology at the University of Kansas. Gigs cancelled, tours off, Phillips converted part of his house into a recording studio and brought in his ‘Band of Light’: guitarist Michael Hamm (Play Dead, the Band That Saved the World), keyboardist Nate Holt (Asterales, Approach), bassist Mario Vlasic, and long-time colleague and drummer Chel Rich (Half Tiger Half Bear, Red On Yellow, Stone Cutters Union), along with engineer Robert Rebeck (Tech N9ne) to complete the 14-song release. Cory Phillips & The Band Of Light play Nighthawk, 1228 Baltimore, KCMO West Bottoms on Saturday, September 3, at 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.coryphillipsmusic.com

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Show #957

WMM Playlist from August 24, 2022

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2021

Music from the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest
with Guest Co-Host Bill Sundahl

  1. “It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
    [WMM’s theme song]
  1. The Salvation Choir – “Mawazo Ya Wanadamu (TSC) (feat. The Salvation Choir)”
    from: “Mawazo Ya Wanadamu (TSC) (feat. The Salvation Choir) ”- Single / TSC / Sept.4, 2021
    [Afro-Beat from Kansas City. The Salvation Choir is a Congolese Rumba band from Congo and Tanzania based in Kansas City, Missouri. Led by choir masters Jeune Premier Silambien and his father, Pastor John Wilondja, the choir writes, records, and performs original gospel songs in Swahili. The Salvation Choir has performed in cities across the Midwest and are scheduled to perform at Boulevardia (Kansas City’s largest outdoor music festival) in June 2022. Their music is currently featured in a national advertising campaign on BBC’s Channel 4 and by the internationally renown record company Dust-to-Digital. The Salvation Choir also performs each Sunday in the gymnasium at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Independence, Missouri. Church services start at 10 AM and all are welcome. The services are in Swahili but a choir member will help translate in English. The Salvation Choir recently had one of their first shows at Reply Lounge in Lawrence, Sunday, March 27, 2022. Fally Afani Editor & Founder of I Heart Local Music wrote, “The band, comprised of a very talented and very large family, consisted of aunties, sisters, uncles, cousins, and children. The Congolese and Tanzanian band is based in Kansas City and performs in Swahili.” More info at: http://www.thesalvationchoir.com/%5D

[The Salvation Choir play the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 6:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

10:09

Thanks for tuning into Wednesday MidDay Medley, on 90.1 FM KKFI. I’m Mark Manning. Today we’ll feature music from 16 bands participating in the 18th annual Crossroads Music Fest, Presented by Community Lending of America, this Saturday, August 27, 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM, featuring over 25 bands, on SIX STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms. We are spinning tracks from: Arquesta Del SolSoul, Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, True Lions, Cassie Taylor, Kansas City Bear Fighters, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., Noah Davis and Heavy Electric, Malek Azrael, Anna Sophia Koffler, and Mundo Nouvo . We started the show with The Salvation Choir.

Julia, Bill, and Maria

And with us for the entire show is our co-host Bill Sundahl, the founder of Crossroads Music Festival who has been coming on this radio program for 18 years now sharing information about the music and venues and collaborations associated with CMF. Bill is formerly 90.1 FM KKFI’s Development Director he now works for The Beacon.

Bill Sundahl thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

CMF IS A FUNDRAISER FOR 90.1FM KKFI – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

Presented by Community Lending of America, Inc. The 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest is this Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. This long running festival showcases diverse Music on 6 Stages, with 25+ Bands, in The Historic West Bottoms. More info or for advance tickets: http://www.cmfkc.com

BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR – 6 STAGES in West Bottoms (3 outdoor / 3 indoor)

6 stages in Historic West Bottoms. Venues: Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor) // Stockyards Brewing Co. 1600 Genessee St. (outdoor) // The Ship 1221 Union Ave. (2 stages indoor) // Black Box Theater 1060 Union Ave. (2 stages – 1 outdoor & VIP stage indoor).

Festival Artists: Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, The Salvation Choir, ARQestra del SolSoul, Stephonne Singleton, Cassie Taylor, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, Mundo Nouvo, Eboni Fondren, David Regnier’s Optimist Club, Brothers Barclay, Reptil, Rural Grit All-Stars, Noah Davis & the Heavy Electric, KC Bear Fighters, Konza Swamp, Men of Men, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., CJ Walker, Rebel Song Academy, Malek Azrael, Beatrix, Boxcar Brethren, DJ Fat Sal and StoneLion Puppet Theater will be wandering sharing the fun!

We will be adhering to all relevant city, state, and CDC guidelines for this event.

2021 CMF ADVANCE TICKETS – WWW.CMFKC.COM has all the details.

Free Daytime Events
Day Party at Lemonade Park (1p-4p) Featuring: Konza Swamp, Boxcar Brethren & DJ Fat Sal – Free again this year thanks to Community Lending of America

1:00 – 4:00 PM – CMF Free Day Party at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor)

1:00 – 1:15 PM – DJ Fat Sal (Patrick Alexandr of Charlotte Street Foundation)
1:15 – 2:15 PM – Boxcar Brethren
2:15 – 2:45 PM – DJ Fat Sal
2:45 – 3:45 PM – Konza Swamp
3:45 – 4:00 PM – DJ Fat Sal

MixMaster Music Conference – NOW VIRTUAL! New session dates: Wednesdays 4-5:30 PM on: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 Zoom Registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/tZElcuyurTsiGtXwisJ1kJgcks
Please learn more about artist professional development at cmfkc.com/mixmaster

FREE MUSICIANS HEALTH CLINIC – Noon to 5:00 PM // Midwest Music Foundation FREE Musicians’ Health Care Clinic: Black Box Theater (1060 Union Ave, Kansas City, MO) // The Midwest Music Foundation, along with the RockDocs, physicians from University of Kansas Medical Center, present a Free Musicians’ Health Care Clinic that will offer information, screenings, wellness programs, opportunities to discuss heath conditions/concerns, and arrange follow up visits. Priority will be given to musicians/music industry personnel, but the clinic is open to the public. Appointments are recommended. Walk ins allowed as time permits. Contact: rhonda@midwestmusicfound.org for more info or to schedule an appointment for any of the services. Go to: cmfkc.com/freeclinic if you would like to share this with someone.

Both MXM2022 and Health clinic are FREE this year thanks to Seen Merch & Midwest Music Foundation

This KKFI Fundraiser is a celebration of the KC Regions Music Scene. This is a Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds if cancelled for weather.

The 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest will be Broadcast LIVE on KKFI 90.1 FM and http://www.kkfi.org from 6:00 PM to Midnight from Lemonade Park

18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. CMF is a Fundraiser for KKFI 90.1FM – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

Since its inception in 2005, CMFKC has featured hundreds and hundreds of bands and attracted thousands of people to downtown Kansas City, venues, restaurants, clubs, and galleries. Designed to showcase the best in Kansas City’s music, arts and dance scene, CMFKC provides opportunities for community members of all ages to support its local artists and celebrate Kansas City’s cultural diversity

Festival Pass – 4:00 PM to 1:00 AM – Wrist band that gets you into 6 different venues with over 25 band. — $25.00 Advance Tickets/Pass (www.cmfkc.com) — $30.00 DAY OF FESTIVAL – AT GATE

10:16

Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming

6:00 – 7:00 PM – The Salvation Choir
7:30 – 8:30 PM – Cassie Taylor
9:00 – 10:00 PM – Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo
10:30 – 12:00 AM – Olivia Fox & Friends

Cassie Taylor
  1. Cassie Taylor – “Out of My Mind”
    from: “Out Of My Mind / Yellow Dog Records / May 7, 2013
    [Cassie Taylor was born in 1986 in Boulder, Colorado. She is an American singer-songwriter and blues musician. She started her career in the early 2000s touring as a bassist for her father Otis Taylor, a trance blues musician. She released a positively received solo album, Out of my Mind, in 2013, which infused traditional Delta blues with genres as diverse as electronica, indie rock, and psychedelia. Based in Kansas City, Missouri as of 2013, she is also a model and fashion designer. // Cassie Taylor was raised by her parents Carol Ellen Bjork and blues musician Otis Taylor. She has one younger sister. Despite being born during a period when her father was on hiatus from the music industry, he did expose her to blues music and teach her piano when she was young. She only became aware of his previous career around age 8 or 9. At around age 12 she began playing electric bass, impressing her father with a rendition of “Hey Joe.” // When Taylor was 16 her father asked her to tour as the bassist in his band. Since his usual bassist Kenny Passarelli had a conflicting schedule she joined his summer tour, playing for twenty dollars per gig. According to Taylor, her father didn’t build her up as a prodigy, but rather “I think I was just cheap child labor. Plus, he knew I wasn’t going to get drunk on the road or go missing. Some people have the fear of God in them. I had the fear of Otis.” // She toured multiple countries with the band, picking up vocals and keyboards as well. She went on to appear in eight of his albums, including lending bass and vocals to his 2007 album Definition of a Circle. She is also on the board of directors for the Blues Foundation. // By 2009, Taylor quit the band to work on her own demo recordings. Frustrated with the process, she moved to Memphis with her boyfriend and stepped back from music. She began working in retail, started studying fashion design, and began a modeling career] She later started her own company, Moorhead Apparel, with a focus on men’s clothing. She has made appearances in a number of studio and student films. // She rededicated herself to music in 2010, beginning to work on her debut solo album, Blue, where she wrote all the tracks. Released in 2011, The New Yorker called it a “solid collection of original songs, with occasional nods to her father’s trance blues.” // During this time she formed the trio Girls With Guitars with musicians Dani Wilde and Samantha Fish. They released an eponymous album in 2011, afterwards beginning to tour. While she mostly writes her own material, Taylor has also reworked songs by artists as diverse as Nine Inch Nails and Muddy Waters. // By 2012 she had moved to Kansas City, Missouri and started mixing tracks for her second album. Originally financed through the proceeds of her husband selling his car, she was signed by Yellow Dog Records during the production process Most of the recording took place at Immersive Studios in Boulder, where she had previously worked. // Taylor wrote, arranged, produced, and sang all tracks, also providing bass guitar, piano, Hammond organ, and theremin. The band she formed for the album and live performances includes Larry Thompson on drums and Steve Mignano on guitar,[15] as well as Jon Gray on trumpet. The 12-track album, Out of my Mind, was released on May 7, 2013.]

[Cassie Taylor plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 7:30 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Stephonne
  1. Stephonne – “Boyz (feat. Dustin Rapier & Zava) [Radio Edit]”
    from: SIS: Side B [EP] / Stephonne / June 24, 2022
    [Co-produced by, Justin Mantooth, and recorded at Westend Recording Studios. Johnny Hamil on bass, and Adam McKee on drums. Stephonne released the single, “Cross My Heart (Sexy M.F.) on June 3, 2022. Stephonne released the single, “Deja Vu” with Shilow and Regina Del Carmen on May 9, 2022. Stephonne released the single “The King’s Gambit” on July 28, 2021. Stephonne was part of the single, “Elephant Man (feat. Stephonne)” from Lee Walter Redding & Stephonne, released April 9, 2021. Stephonne released the single “Beautiful Life (Acoustic)” on January 15, 2021. Stephonne released SIS: Side A on August 7, 2020. The 4 song EP contained the song “Want Me” that was also made into a video featuring body painting on to Stephonne’s body from artist Ryan Wilks. Stephonne released his debut album, “Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard.” The album was one of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Stephonne was born and raised in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Stephonne grew up in KCK. He has performed in multiple shows for Late Night Theatre. Stephonne told John Long of Camp Magazine “I was surrounded by records, and my parents always had music on.” // Singer, songwriter, actor, model, artist – Stephonne Singleton who is everywhere these days, organizing a Tribute to Sade at Lemonade Park, playing shows for Lawrence Pride, Manor Records, Midwest Music Foundation, The AIDS Service Foundation of KC, InterUrban ArtHouse, The Black Box, The Folly Theatre, collaborating with The Black Creatures, Calvin Arsenia, Miki P, Jass, Eboni Fondren, putting out EPs, and singles. Stephonne describes himself as the lovechild of Prince & Billie Holiday. He grew up in KCK and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Benedictine College, and Masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. // Stephonne’s band is called: The Gay Rodeo: Miki P on drums, Benjamin Hart (Byard) on lead guitar, Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles on keyboards, Spencer Thut on bass, Stephonne and The Gay Rodeo hold band practice every week at Charlotte Street Foundation where Stephonne is in his second year of a residency. More info at: http://www.stephonne.com]

[Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo play the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 9:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Olivia Fox
  1. Olivia Fox – “Uprising”
    from: “Uprising” – Single / Olivia Fox Music / August 27, 2021
    [The Kansas City based band, OLIVIA FOX is Lauren Flynn, Aubrey Callahan and Tiffany Smith. The trio released their full length album “Carbon” on August 23, 2019. The band has previously released multiple singles and two EPs. OLIVIA FOX create music that is a unique marriage between classic folk instrumentation, vocals, and harmonies to modern programmed beats and synth pads. OLIVIA FOX were all brought together through their manager David “DJ” Lee. In 2019 year Lauren had a baby boy, Aubrey got married, and Tiffany adopted a new doggie. // Their album CARBON was Produced by Tyler Banks. Co-Produced by David “DJ” Lee. All Songs written by Lauren Flynn, BMI, Except “Blame” written by Lauren Flynn and David “DJ” Lee. All Vocals by OVFX. Additional vocals on “Not Going Down” by: Kianna Alarid, Jessica Paige, Jo Mackenzie, Kat King, Nicki White, Natalie Norman, and Crystal Rose. All drums, synths and programming by Tyler Banks. All Violin by Tiffany Smith. Acoustic guitars by Lauren Flynn. Acoustic guitars on “Across the Water” and “Carbon” by Katy Guillen. Acoustic guitars on “Easy” and “Utah” by Josh Johnson. Piano on “Little Bird” and “Elevator Doors” by Jess Hughes. Album artwork: Chet Flynn. OLIVIA FOX were last on WMM on April 4, 2018 and Nov. 13, 2019. Info at http://www.weareoliviafox.com]

[Olivia Fox play the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 10:30 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

11:27 – Underwriting

Maria and Bill

10:29 – More Interview with Bill Sundahl

Today we’re featuring music from 16 bands participating in the 18th annual Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday, August 27, featuring over 25 bands, on 6 stages in the West Bottoms. For more information, or to get advance tickets, visit: http://www.cmfkc.com.

And with us for the entire show is our co-host Bill Sundahl, the founder of CMF.

Bill Sundahl thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. CMF is a Fundraiser for KKFI 90.1FM – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

6 stages in Historic West Bottoms. Venues: Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor) // Stockyards Brewing Co. 1600 Genessee St. (outdoor) // The Ship 1221 Union Ave. (2 stages indoor) // Black Box Theater 1060 Union Ave. (2 stages – 1 outdoor & VIP stage indoor).

Festival Artists: Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, The Salvation Choir, ARQestra del SolSoul, Stephonne Singleton, Cassie Taylor, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, Mundo Nouvo, Eboni Fondren, David Regnier’s Optimist Club, Brothers Barclay, Reptil, Rural Grit All-Stars, Noah Davis & the Heavy Electric, KC Bear Fighters, Konza Swamp, Men of Men, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., CJ Walker, Rebel Song Academy, Malek Azrael, Beatrix, Boxcar Brethren, DJ Fat Sal and StoneLion Puppet Theater will be wandering sharing the fun!

WWW.CMFKC.COM has all the details.

10:36

Stockyard Brewing Stage in Stockyard Brewing. 1600 Genessee, West Bottoms

5:00 – 6:00 PM – The Kansas City Bear Fighters
6:30 – 7:30 PM – The Rural Grit All Stars
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Reptil
9:30 – 10:30 PM – David Regnier’s Optimist Club

Kansas City Bear Fighters
  1. Kansas City Bear Fighters – “Sea Monkey Dream Sequence”
    from: “Sea Monkey Dream Sequence” – Single / Kansas City Bear Fighters / August 17, 2022
    [Founded in the cruel winter of 2007, The Kansas City Bear Fighters first took shape as one lonely man’s homage to music as a salve for the soul. Originally, the group performed under the nom de plume “The Denver Broncos” which many considered to be the product of one man’s struggling and genius search for a fire that could crack the deep cavernous walls of his soul. // Quinn, the band’s leader and sole songwriter, took up music after a failed career as the leader of a short-lived, but violent, cult. Sean, brother of Quinn, son of Stephen and Katherine, is as tough as the soviet hammer and as crooked as the scythe that crosses it. Grant is a man of many talents who collects stamps and is an amateur etymologist; both trades he learned while serving a eight year sentence in Leavenworth for torturing a farmer and his wife. Jeffrey Williams, the newest and most flexible member of the band, was the youngest of his family acrobat act called “The Flying Williamses”. A gangster who’d been extorting money from the circus sabotaged their trapeze equipment, and Jeff was the only one who survived the disaster. As part of his elaborate vow to avenge his family, he took up playing the guitar. // The crooners play regularly throughout the Midwest. More info at http://www.kcbearfighters.com.]

[Kansas City Bear Fighters play the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 5:00 PM on the Kissick Construction Stage in Stockyard Brewing. 1600 Genessee, one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

10:40 – More Interview with Bill Sundahl

Today we’re featuring music from 16 bands participating in the 18th annual Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday, August 24, featuring over 25 bands, on 6 stages in the West Bottoms. For more information, or to get advance tickets, visit: http://www.cmfkc.com.

And with us for the entire show is our co-host Bill Sundahl, the founder of CMF.

Bill Sundahl thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. CMF is a Fundraiser for KKFI 90.1FM – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

6 stages in Historic West Bottoms. Venues: Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor) // Stockyards Brewing Co. 1600 Genessee St. (outdoor) // The Ship 1221 Union Ave. (2 stages indoor) // Black Box Theater 1060 Union Ave. (2 stages – 1 outdoor & VIP stage indoor).

Festival Artists: Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, The Salvation Choir, ARQestra del SolSoul, Stephonne Singleton, Cassie Taylor, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, Mundo Nouvo, Eboni Fondren, David Regnier’s Optimist Club, Brothers Barclay, Reptil, Rural Grit All-Stars, Noah Davis & the Heavy Electric, KC Bear Fighters, Konza Swamp, Men of Men, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., CJ Walker, Rebel Song Academy, Malek Azrael, Beatrix, Boxcar Brethren, DJ Fat Sal and StoneLion Puppet Theater will be wandering sharing the fun!

WWW.CMFKC.COM has all the details.

10:47

The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The Original Stage (In Back)

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Eboni Fondren
7:30 – 8:30 PM – CJ Walker
9:00 – 10:00 PM – Jeff Black
10:30 – 11:30 PM – Ezmerelda
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Men of Men

Jeff Black
  1. Jeff Black – “Until I Learn How to Fly”
    from: A Walk in the Sun / Lotos Nile Music / February 14, 2020
    [Jeff Black is an American singer-songwriter originally from Kansas City, Missouri and now based in Nashville, Tennessee. His writings have been described in the Allmusic as “impressionistic songs that are smart without forgetting the emotional undercurrent.” His songs have been covered by Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and BlackHawk. BlackHawk’s cover of Black’s song, “That’s Just About Right,” was a Top 10 Country single in 1996. BlackHawk’s cover of Black’s song, “King of the World” was a Top 30 Country single in 1998. Black also co-wrote the title track Circles Around Me with Sam Bush for his 2009 Grammy nominated album Circles Around Me. Black has released 10 of his own self-produced albums and tours widely. He is also recognized as a digital music pioneer by NPR for his podcast, Black Tuesdays. // Jeff Black was born on December 3, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Liberty, Missouri. Black received his first guitar as a present for his tenth birthday.[4] In his twenties Black began performing at Blayney’s, a Kansas City blues club where he also worked as a bouncer. Soon Black began touring and eventually relocated to Nashville, Tennessee where he re-connected with Kansas City friend, Iris DeMent (Black lends some backing vocals on DeMent’s 1992 debut album, Infamous Angel). // Black’s own first album, Birmingham Road, was recorded with the members of the band Wilco, minus lead singer, Jeff Tweedy. The songs have been described as “fine portraits of American life without the sappiness or self-consciousness often attributed to the singer/songwriter genre.” More info at: http://www.jeffblack.com]

Jeff Black Discography:
Birmingham Road (1998 Arista)
Honey and Salt (2003 Lotos Nile Music)
B-Sides and Confessions, Volume One (2003 Lotos Nile Music)
Tin Lily (2005 Lotos Nile Music)
Sleepy Town (2007 Lotos Nile Music)
Mining For Gold (2008 Lotos Nile Music)
Christmas Sunshine (2009 Lotos Nile Music)
Plow Through The Mystic (2011 Lotos Nile Music)
B-Sides and Confessions, Volume Two (2013 Lotos Nile Music)
Folklore (2014 Lotos Nile Music)
A Walk in the Sun (2020 Lotos Nile Music)

Singles
“Birmingham Road” (1998) Birmingham Road
“That’s Just About Right” (1998) Birmingham Road

[Jeff Black plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 9:00 PM at The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The Original Stage (In Back), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Ezmerelda
  1. Ezmerelda – “I’m So Nervous”
    from: “I’m So Nervous” – Single / Ezmerelda / January 7, 2022
    [Ezmerelda is the diy collaboration between indie veterans Kianna Alarid White (Tilly & the Wall, Yes You Are) and Cale Parks (Yeasayer, Aloha). The duo formed in the final months of 2021, drawing on influences like Fever Ray, Budgie-era Siouxsie and the Banshees and early M.I.A. Combining elements of their high intensity live shows with art-rock improvisation, Kianna and Cale took to the basement to self produce their brand of industrial, drum heavy electro-pop in October 2021. The result was a collection of immediately realized dance tracks that will make up the duo’s debut EP. Produced, mixed, and recorded by Kianna White & Cale Parks. Mastered by TJ Lipple. // Many of us were first introduced to Kianna Alarid White as part of the critically-acclaimed indie band, Tilly and the Wall, touring through the mid to late 2000s with bands such as She and Him, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, and Of Montreal, playing venues around the world and major festivals like Coachella, Japan’s Summersonic, Reading, as well as performing on Late Night with David Letterman and Sesame Street before going on hiatus in 2013. Kianna has also performed guest vocals on Rilo Kiley’s “The Absence of God”, “In the Sun” by She & Him and co-wrote and sang on Tiësto’s song “You Are My Diamond”. In 2017, Kianna launched her band, Yes You Are, with husband and co-writer Jared White, with many song placements in movies, television and commercials, including a Pepsi Super Bowl 51 commercial. Known for their electrifying live performances, Yes You Are shared the stage with the likes of K. Flay, Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums, and toured the US with Neon Trees. On November 15, 2019 they released one of our favorite albums of that year, “HERE’S TO THE GREAT UNKOWNS. In mid 2020 Kianna announced the band’s break up when unexpected and major changes in the lineup served as a clear sign it was time to move on. Kianna and Jared decided to start a new band behind Kianna as a solo artist Kianna White, releasing the single, “Homecoming Queen “ on September 25, 2020, along with an incredible video that Kianna herself filmed, starred in and edited alone in her bedroom using an iPhone, a Snapchat filter, a flashlight and iMovie). On April 30, 2021 Kianna released the single “All Alone With Everything.” // Cale Parks is best known for decades of drumming in the bands: Aloha, and Yeasayer, and in high profile side hustles such as: Passion Pit, Chet Faker, and Joan of Arc. Cale released the albums, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT on Sept. 26, 2009, and SPARKFACE on November 3, 2008, and the EP TO SWIFT MARS on Augusgust 3, 2004. But On May 18, 2015, Cale released his 4-track solo EP, LAGOON FOOL giving his fans the first sign of becoming a more of a “mood-altering” electronic producer with his multi-faceted record featuring interlocking melodies and everything from acid techno asides to piano-laced synth progressions. Cale followed LAGOON FOOL with his most recent solo EP, BOARDS, released on January 24, 2020 on Whirling Wolf Records. Boards ventures even further into the ether, piling on the sort of polychromatic chords, artful hooks, and mood-altering melodies one might find on an old Air or Durutti Column album. A lot of this has to do with how it was made: in Parks’ home studio rather than a cramped apartment room, which gave him space to think and toy with a wide range of instruments. Listeners can thank a long overdue lifestyle change: a move from Brooklyn to Kansas City that made Parks look at music differently. “I didn’t own a car in New York,” he explains, “so all of my listening was done as I walked around the city. There’s something about the energy of New York that requires that electricity. Moving to Kansas changed the style of music I wanted to hear; I wanted room to let records breathe.” More info at: http://www.ezmerelda.bandcamp.com]

[Ezmerelda plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 10:30 PM at The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The Original Stage (In Back), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

10:54 – More Interview with Bill Sundahl

Bill Sundahl

Today we’re featuring music from 16 bands participating in the 18th annual Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday, August 27, featuring over 25 bands, on 6 stages in the West Bottoms. For more information, or to get advance tickets, visit: http://www.cmfkc.com. And with us for the entire show is our co-host Bill Sundahl, the founder of CMF.

Bill Sundahl thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. CMF is a Fundraiser for KKFI 90.1FM – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

6 stages in Historic West Bottoms. Venues: Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor) // Stockyards Brewing Co. 1600 Genessee St. (outdoor) // The Ship 1221 Union Ave. (2 stages indoor) // Black Box Theater 1060 Union Ave. (2 stages – 1 outdoor & VIP stage indoor).

Festival Artists: Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, The Salvation Choir, ARQestra del SolSoul, Stephonne Singleton, Cassie Taylor, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, Mundo Nouvo, Eboni Fondren, David Regnier’s Optimist Club, Brothers Barclay, Reptil, Rural Grit All-Stars, Noah Davis & the Heavy Electric, KC Bear Fighters, Konza Swamp, Men of Men, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., CJ Walker, Rebel Song Academy, Malek Azrael, Beatrix, Boxcar Brethren, DJ Fat Sal and StoneLion Puppet Theater will be wandering sharing the fun!

WWW.CMFKC.COM has all the details.

11:03 – Station ID

The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The New Stage (In Front)

5:00 – 6:00 PM – True Lions
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Hadiza.
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Brothers Barclay
9:30 – 10:30 PM – Arquesta Del SolSoul
11:00 – 12:00 AM – Mundo Nouvo

Alisön Hawkins of True Lions
  1. True Lions – “Ode to Keytar [feat. Adee Rocket Dancy]”
    from: The Fempire Strikes Back / Manor Records / April 9, 2021
    [2nd single released March 22, 2021 from True Lions debut album, “The Fempire Strikes Back,”. Alisön Hawkins on keytar & vocals; Adee Rocket Dancy on cello & vocals; Claire Adams on guitar, Elizabeth Kosko on drums & percussion; Iona DeWalt on synthesizers; Miki P on guitar & vocals, and Teri Quinn on bass & vocals. Recorded at Deep Space Co-op. Tracking & engineering by Ross Brown at Escape Pod Audio. Mixing and mastering by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. In 2019 True Lions released their EP debut, “Cute at Best,” on February 5, 2019. They followed up with q second EP called. You’re Not Invited, released on November 9, 2019. For these recordings True Lions was: Alison Hawkins on guitar, synth, and vocals; Elizabeth Kosko on percussion, vocals; Mikala Petillo on bass, vocals; Claire Adams on guitar, vocals; Leslie Butsch on saxophone, Ezgi Karakus on cello; and Teri Quinn on vocals. All songs written by True Lions and produced by Claire Adams and Alison Hawkins. Tracking & Engineering by Claire Adams. Mixing and Mastering by Ian Dobyns and Chase Horseman.. Alisön Hawkins was our guest on WMM on April 7, 2021. More info at: http://www.manorrecords.com .]

[True Lions play the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 5:00 PM at The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The New Stage (In Front), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Hadiza.
  1. Hadiza. – “Reactions”
    from: Shadow Weight / Hadiza. / November 22, 2019
    [Hadiza released her Ep “Gone” on December 29, 2018 with Madi Monroe on bass & guitar, JL Bolinger on drums, and Hadiza Sa-Aadu on keyboards & vocals. Recording & Engineering: JL Bolinger & Madi Mclaughlin. Mixing & Mastering: Madi Mclaughlin. Hadiza. is a singer-songwriter who wants you to know SHE IS NOW BASED IN KANSAS CITY. Previously based in her hometown of Iowa City, she has spent the 2018 slowly but surely carving out her place in the Kansas City scene both as a solo performer (as Hadiza.) and as lead vocalist and songwriter of experimental electronic group Collidescope. Blessed to have had parents who are very much NOT students of music, but recognized the importance of music education, Hadiza spent her childhood and adolescence in part as a student of piano. Vocally, Hadiza takes her cues from American artists including Fiona Apple, Tracey Chapman, and Billie Holiday and African artists including Angelique Kidjo,. Her sound/genre is best described as an eclectic blend of blues, soul, folk, jazz and classical. Her songwriting is a process of release and acceptance of life events navigating an often brutal bleak and harsh world and is a form of therapy. If you don’t relate to the content, you just don’t relate. Oh well. The most amazing experience however is when a stranger in the audience connects with a song in their own way and is courageous enough to share that with her. Aside from the therapeutic aspect of creating music, this is why she continues to write and perform. Collidescope released their new 7-track album, DEEP TAPE, on December 31, 2020. Collidescope is essentially a duo that includes: Hadiza. on vocals, beats, & synthesizers; and Madison Monroe on guitar, bass, beats, synthesizers, mixing and vocals. DEEP TAPE includes Victoria Falls Stillwater on addition sound production and vocals, and was mixed and mastered by J.Ashley Miller aka Jametatone. DEEP TAPE is a follow up the the band’s debut EP Systemic released December 16, 2017. Hadiza also is part of the band Arquesta Del SolSoul. More info at: http://www.hadizaisnothere.bandcamp.com or http://www.acollidescope.bandcamp.com]

[Hadiza plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 6:30 PM at The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The New Stage (In Front), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

11:10 – More Interview with Bill Sundahl

Today we’re featuring music from 16 bands participating in the 18th annual Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday, August 27, featuring over 25 bands, on 6 stages in the West Bottoms. For more information, or to get advance tickets, visit: http://www.cmfkc.com. And with us for the entire show is our co-host Bill Sundahl, the founder of CMF.

Bill Sundahl thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. CMF is a Fundraiser for KKFI 90.1FM – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

6 stages in Historic West Bottoms. Venues: Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor) // Stockyards Brewing Co. 1600 Genessee St. (outdoor) // The Ship 1221 Union Ave. (2 stages indoor) // Black Box Theater 1060 Union Ave. (2 stages – 1 outdoor & VIP stage indoor).

Festival Artists: Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, The Salvation Choir, ARQestra del SolSoul, Stephonne Singleton, Cassie Taylor, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, Mundo Nouvo, Eboni Fondren, David Regnier’s Optimist Club, Brothers Barclay, Reptil, Rural Grit All-Stars, Noah Davis & the Heavy Electric, KC Bear Fighters, Konza Swamp, Men of Men, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., CJ Walker, Rebel Song Academy, Malek Azrael, Beatrix, Boxcar Brethren, DJ Fat Sal and StoneLion Puppet Theater will be wandering sharing the fun!

WWW.CMFKC.COM has all the details.

11:17

The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The New Stage (In Front)

5:00 – 6:00 PM – True Lions
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Hadiza.
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Brothers Barclay
9:30 – 10:30 PM – Arquesta Del SolSoul
11:00 – 12:00 AM – Mundo Nouvo

Arquesta Del SolSoul
  1. Arquesta Del SolSoul – “Six Second Sunz (Radio edit)”
    from: Arquesta Del SolSoul / Arquesta Del SolSoul / August 16, 2022
    [ 7-track, debut album. They call themselves, “African Futurist Genre Killerz from the Middle of the Map bringing an innovative multidimensional sound inspired by our founding musical ancestors to decolonize and time bend indigenous sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America, West, Central, and Southern Africa.” Members include Les Izmore, Jessica Ayala, Brad Williams, Chalis O’Neal, Jade Green, & Hadiza. Aa KC-based Cosmic music collective teleporting through Indigeneity, Decolonization and Freedom. Their sound brings a multidimensional portal of Rhythm and Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B, Afro-Latin percussion, and Spoken Word inspired by our founding musical ancestors to decolonize and spacetime bend indigenous sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America, West, Central, and Southern Africa. More information at: http://www.arquestadelsolsoul.bandcamp.com http://www.instagram.com/arquestadelsolsoul%5D

[Arquesta Del SolSoul plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 9:30 PM at The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The New Stage (In Front), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Mundo Nouvo
  1. Mundo Nouvo – “Pueblo Latino”
    from: Mejor Tarde Que Nunca” / Mundo Nouvo / April 19, 2019
    [Mundo Nouvo, KC’s salsa orchestra celebrating their first full-length album, “Mejor Tarde Que Nunca, release April 19, 2019. On February 22, 2018 Mundo Nouvo released their first recordiong, Live at Kansas Public Radio. Led by veteran Cuban singer Ramon Terrada. Mundo Nouvo includes Jose Miguel Ramos on congas & coro vocals, Felipe “Tato” Ramos on timbales & coro vocals, Tony Ramos on bongos, Will Crain on piano, Daniel Nonweiler on bass, Sean Mawhirter on guitar, Guy Montes on flute & coro vocals, Janne Silfverberg on trombone, Lawrence Jackson on trumpet, David Cunningham on trumpet and frequent contributors: Paul Roberts on piano, Armando Gutierrez on trumpet, and Pat Conway on Congas/Bongos & Drumset. // Johnsoncountylifestyle.com reported on Sean Mawhirter travels abroad in both Haiti and Cuba for monthlong research trips in an effort to conduct further study into the musical roots of these two countries that are the guiding inspiration for Mundo Nouvo. This involved formal courses taken at two music academies and private studies with some of the nations’ finest instrumentalists. // Guitarist Seam Mawhirter, was quoted as saying, “There are so many wonderful ways educate yourself in music nowadays, but there is no substitute for being in the context of the art. After all, how can you say that you know someone without sitting at their table?” // “I’m really excited about what is down the road for us”, Mawhirter says. “Aside from the academic aspect, there’ll be instruments coming back with me for our educational outreach with K-12 schools. Also, we’re looking to get some of these master musicians up here to perform with us in future concert events for Kansas City audiences.”More information at: http://www.mundonouvo.org]

[Mundo Nouvo plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 11:00 PM at The Ship 1221 Union Ave, The New Stage (In Front), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

11:27 – Underwriting

11:29 – More Interview with Bill Sundahl

Today we’re featuring music from 16 bands participating in the 18th annual Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday, August 27, featuring over 25 bands, on 6 stages in the West Bottoms. For more information, or to get advance tickets, visit: http://www.cmfkc.com. And with us for the entire show is our co-host Bill Sundahl, the founder of CMF.

Bill Sundahl thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. CMF is a Fundraiser for KKFI 90.1FM – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

6 stages in Historic West Bottoms. Venues: Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor) // Stockyards Brewing Co. 1600 Genessee St. (outdoor) // The Ship 1221 Union Ave. (2 stages indoor) // Black Box Theater 1060 Union Ave. (2 stages – 1 outdoor & VIP stage indoor).

Festival Artists: Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, The Salvation Choir, ARQestra del SolSoul, Stephonne Singleton, Cassie Taylor, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, Mundo Nouvo, Eboni Fondren, David Regnier’s Optimist Club, Brothers Barclay, Reptil, Rural Grit All-Stars, Noah Davis & the Heavy Electric, KC Bear Fighters, Konza Swamp, Men of Men, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., CJ Walker, Rebel Song Academy, Malek Azrael, Beatrix, Boxcar Brethren, DJ Fat Sal and StoneLion Puppet Theater will be wandering sharing the fun!

WWW.CMFKC.COM has all the details.

11:36

The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave. West Bottoms (Out-door Stage)

5:15 – 6:00 PM – Rebel Song Academy
6:30 – 7:30 PM – Noah Davis & Heavy Electric
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Beatrix, Malek Azreal, Anna Sophia Koffler
9:30 – 10:30 PM – Ivory Blue
11:00 – 12:00 AM – The Black Creatures

Noah Davis
  1. Noah Davis & Heavy Electic – “Kansas City Girl”
    from: Heart / Noah Davis / February 14, 2020
    [In early 2019, Noah and Heavy Electric began playing together as well as working on new material for their new album, “Heart” released 2/14/20. Their high energy shows have received great reviews with each show being a unique soul experience. Noah Davis and Heavy Electric members are Noah Davis on guitar & vocals, Anthony Trabucco on drums, Kyle Henry on keyboards & harmonica & vocals, and Jeffrey Champion on bass. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Hippie Trax Studio Sound Engineer: Ray Williamson. For Noah, the love of music began at a young age while his father played old gospel and blues albums. Noah recalls his late father explaining the meanings of songs by bands such as Cream, CCR, Curtis Mayfield, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Neil Young. A multiracial kid whose parents both loved rock and soul. Noah’s parents introduced him to the Ed Sullivan Show. Noah came to realize early in his life that music is NOT about color, but about the heart and soul. Jimi Hendrix’s concept of the musical church made a lasting impression on Noah who took it to heart and fully embraced these ideals, demonstrating that music should not just entertain but speak to and heal, hearts, minds, and souls. More information at http://www.noahdavismusic.com]

[Noah Davis & Heavy Electric play the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 6:30 PM at The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave. West Bottoms (Out-door Stage), one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Malek Azrael
  1. Malek Azrael– “2 Streams”
    from: Waves / Malek Azrael / October 15, 2021
    [10-track album debut. Male Azrael lives in Kansas City, Missouri. He works for Boys Grow. He plays wit Making Movies and will be part of their upcoming Ameri-Kana Fest. Malek Azrael plays with The Vibez]

[Malek Azrael plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 8:30 PM at The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave. West Bottoms (Out-door Stage) with Beatrix, and, Anna Sophia Koffler This is one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. Info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Anna Sophia Koffler
  1. Anna Sophia Koffler – “Train Station”
    from: Train Station – Single / Anna Sophia Koffke Music / March 1, 2022
    [Anna Sophia Koffker has been a music lover her whole life.. She writes, “In my songs, you can find some comfort, cameraderie, hope, joy, or really whatever you’re needing at any given time. My musical influences include (but certainly aren’t limited to) Leonard Cohen, Natalie Merchant, R.E.M., Indigo Girls, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, I’m With Her, Tom Waits, James Taylor, and Bob Dylan.”]

[Anna Sophia Koffler plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 8:30 PM at The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave. West Bottoms (Out-door Stage) with Beatrix, and, Malek Azrael This is one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

Ivory Blue
  1. Ivory Blue – “Red Light”
    from: “Red Light” – Single / Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing / July 29, 2022
    [It was recently announced that Ivory Blue will be co-managed by Vicky Hamilton who is based out of Los Angeles, California Ivory Blue released their debut full length album COMPOUND LOVE on February 25, 2022 through Sound Ballistics & Publishing. Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing of Atlanta GA on August 18, 2021. This company is managing Ivory and handling all of their publishing. For COMPOUND LOVE Ivory served as songwriter, producer, vocalist and played all instruments with the exception of: Lester Estelle on drums, Klaartje Van Lue on piano, Craig Kew on bass, Lennon Bone on drums, and Marco Pascolini on pedal steel guitar. Nick Poortman served in mixing, with Kurt Festge who also served in mixing & Mastering. KC based singer songwriter and rock & roller, Ivory Blue is currently in the studio putting together a new full length 10-song album called “Compound Love” for release in 2022. Ivory Blue’s debut EP, Ready Get Set was released in June 2015 and had wide radio airplay on this show and multiple radio and television stations in Kansas City and across the country. In 2017 Ivory was among 1800 bands that competed in neXt2Rock. Ivory won local & regional challenges and advanced to nationals in Los Angeles to win the top prize. Ivory Blue has played Crossroads Music Festival, The Middle of the Map Festival, The Westport Roots Festival, the KCPT Screening of “Real Boy” at The Kansas City Public Library., and Kauffman Stadium. // Ivory Blue was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, as Devin James Miclettet. Ivory’s birth mother put them up for adoption at the age of four. Ivory speaks about how it was difficult to find trust in people offering their home to someone denied it for so long, Ivory lived with eight different families. before running away at 15. // Ivory has talked with us about how in their life they have turned to music to express pain. Ivory spent most of their childhood looking for a family. In 2010 Klaartje Van Lue saw Ivory performing in a YouTube video and contacted them, flying them Ivory KC, and adopting Ivory into the Van Lue family. During the past 10 years Ivory came out as “Non-Binary Transgender. // As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics. // By 2013, IVORY BLUE was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP ‘Ready Get Set’ was released. in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017. Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge (producer), Ivory Blue won over the judges and became the grand prize winner! Ivory Ivory won the contest and a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of ‘Ready Get Set’ undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks. For their upcoming album, IVORY BLUE is producing all the tracks with the exception of Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass) KC, Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes) NC. and Nick Poortman (LA based Los Angeles based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter) Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand. // On August 18th 2021 Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing out of Atlanta GA. // Ivory released the singles: “Elite Dreamland,” on Feb. 17, 2021, “Half a Life” on Sept. 20, 2021. Ivory Blue released the video of “Family Table” directed by Mikal Shapiro, on August 21, 2021 and the audio track was released on September 7, 2021. Ivory Blue released the single “Good Changes” on Oct 26, 2021. Ivory Blue released the singles: “Heavy,” “Bad Weather,” “It Must Have Been Me,” “Compound Love,” and “The Start” on December 14, 2021. Ivory Blue joined us on WMM on November 10, September 15, and July 28, in 2021. More info at: https://linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic%5D

[Ivory Blue plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 9:30 PM at The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave. West Bottoms (Out-door Stage) with Beatrix, and, Malek Azrael This is one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

11:51 – Interview with Bill Sundahl

Today we’re featuring music from 16 bands participating in the 18th annual Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday, August 27, featuring over 25 bands, on 6 stages in the West Bottoms. For more information, or to get advance tickets, visit: http://www.cmfkc.com. And with us for the entire show is our co-host Bill Sundahl, the founder of CMF.

Bill Sundahl thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 PM to 1:00 AM. CMF is a Fundraiser for KKFI 90.1FM – KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY RADIO

6 stages in Historic West Bottoms. Venues: Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming St. (outdoor) // Stockyards Brewing Co. 1600 Genessee St. (outdoor) // The Ship 1221 Union Ave. (2 stages indoor) // Black Box Theater 1060 Union Ave. (2 stages – 1 outdoor & VIP stage indoor).

Festival Artists: Olivia Fox, The Black Creatures, The Salvation Choir, ARQestra del SolSoul, Stephonne Singleton, Cassie Taylor, Ivory Blue, Jeff Black, Mundo Nouvo, Eboni Fondren, David Regnier’s Optimist Club, Brothers Barclay, Reptil, Rural Grit All-Stars, Noah Davis & the Heavy Electric, KC Bear Fighters, Konza Swamp, Men of Men, Ezmerelda, Hadiza., CJ Walker, Rebel Song Academy, Malek Azrael, Beatrix, Boxcar Brethren, DJ Fat Sal and StoneLion Puppet Theater will be wandering sharing the fun!

WWW.CMFKC.COM has all the details.

For Bill Sundahl and all of the artists and volunteers who make the Crossroads Music Fest a reality, I’m Mark Manning, Thanks for listening.

11:54

  1. The Black Creatures – “Too Close Too Far” (CD #17) (3:09)
    from: By Thy Hand / Center Cut Records / August 12, 2022
    [The albun follows their last singles: “Criminal” on June 24, 2022, “Loud For Nothin” on May 27, 2022, and “True Friends” on September 17, 2021. After being signed to Center Cut Records the label remastered and reissued their album Wild Echoes and began releasing singles. “Wild Echoes” was #2 in WMM’s 119 Favorite Releases of 2019 (Albums & EPs). Since the release of ”Wild Echoes” the band has released seven entirely new songs, nearly one per month, all posted to their bandcamp page. The Black Creatures fuse dark-pop hip-hop, soul, jazz, and electronic music with elements from science fiction to tell inter-dimensional stories of love, community, life, culture, history. Xavier & Jade have made an impression in the KC music community with their live shows in clubs, galleries, record stores, and area music festivals. The Black Creatures released their debut single “Mouth 2 Mouth” June 5, 2016. // Jade Green & Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures began working together in 2013. The Black Creatures blur the boundaries of hip-hop, dance, R&B, soul, and EDM, telling stories of real life, and the struggle for equality. Jade’s incredible vocals reveal her background in opera, and her honest lyrics are both personal and political. Jade can interpret soul, jazz, hiphop, and pop. Xavier Martin started music as a violinist, and has transitioned into a co-songwriter, producer, beat-maker, keyboardist, vocalist, engineer, and style maker. Their breakthrough album, WILD ECHOES, that was re-released and re-mastered by Center Cut in 2020 and named Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine. // From Center Cut Records Promo Materials: The Black Creatures make a point to blur the lines of genre while maintaining a recognizable cohesion; oftentimes blending contemporary styles of pop, hip-hop, dance, R&B, EDM and soul with cinematic and storytelling sci-fi/fantasy elements and themes. With the complex and creative approach The Black Creatures take to their art, a diverse audience regularly flocks to their gripping and intensely enchanting performances. // Representing the strange land of Kansas City, Missouri, Jade Green and Xavier began working together around the end of 2013 after meeting on-line talking about cosmetics. After Jade stumbled upon Xavier’s SoundCloud, they asked if they could put their vocals on it, and this led to future collaborations with no more than the intention to dabble. They couldn’t stop and eventually dubbed the project The Black Creatures. // Both Jade & Xavier write and perform vocals, with Xavier at the helm of production and composition. Jade Green has a vocal background in opera and a penchant for theatrics, and both are the foundation of their ever-evolving approach to writing and performing in The Black Creatures. While the instrumentals may set the tone for the show, Jade’s voice captivates the audience from beginning to end. Originally a violinist, Xavier unfurled into a producer and vocalist, maintaining the same air of intrigue and mystery throughout his compositions and performances in The Black Creatures. // After releasing Wild Echoes in the fall of 2020, the record received Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine, along with high praise from around the world for the four released singles and accompanying videos. “Wretched (It Goes)” was featured in the NPR Live Sessions “Songs For Change” when The Black Creatures were selected as one of 12 national artists, and included in 90.9 The Bridge’s Top 100 singles along with their song “D’ummm” which was in heavy rotation in the winter. Nuance Magazine wrote, “The Black Creatures take their musical talents and use them in such a way that forces listeners to not only tap their foot to a catchy tune, but pay attention and feel something about what is going on in the world around them. Tackling fascism, police brutality, and the deep-rooted effects of slavery in a rhythmic fashion is one thing. Simultaneously making it a good listen is another. However, The Black Creatures make it happen.” // Mark’s brief review: “Being named “Album of The Year” from The Pitch Kansas City was the recognition this young band deserved, because there is really no other band in Kansas City creating incredibly beautiful and painful protest songs in multi genre styles of beats, vocal styles, textures. The immediate personal and poetic lyrics of Jade Green and tribal, dance floor and soulful beats and melodies of Xavier bring the listener into a multicultural, mixed, gender fluid, soul celebration of life and an honest indictment of the racist, homophobic, and sexist world they are navigating through to survive. Listen carefully to these young music makers, they are wise beyond their years. They sound beautiful and speak the truth to power. They are beautiful. They are The Black Creatures.” Charlotte Street Foundation announced that the recipients of the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Awards are The Black Creatures and Calvin Arsenia Scott.]

[The Black Creatures plays the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, August 27, at 11:00 PM at The Black Box, 1060 Union Ave. West Bottoms (Out-door Stage). This is one of 6 STAGES in the Historic West Bottoms with over 25 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com]

The Black Creatures Discography
The Black Creatures “Mouth 2 Mouth” – Single, June 5, 2016.
The Black Creatures released their debut album, See No Evil, Dec. 6, 2017.
The Black Creatures “Elements” – Single, February 14, 2018
The Black Creatures “Silver Tears” – Single, June 19, 2018 with additional voices provided by AniMal (Ana Marcela Maldonado Morales) , Barbara Solomon , Kassidee, Quaranta , Adres Va Cortas
The Black Creatures “Dare” (Gorillaz Cover)” – Single, August 8, 2019
The Black Creature – WILD ECHOES – Album, September 30, 2019
The Black Creatures – “Turn” – Single, October 30, 2019
The Black Creatures – “Quartz (Twilight)” – Single, November 13, 2019
The Black Creatures – “SHINE” – Single, December 11, 2019
The Black Creatures- “Ghost Bustin’ Dead Prezidentz” – Single, January 8, 2020
The Black Creatures – “To Whom It May Concern” – Single, January 22, 2020
The Black Creatures – “Arcade Love” – Single, February 5, 2020
The Black Creatures – “Run Up” – Single, February 19, 2020.
The Black Creatures – “wretched (it goes)”- Single [Center Cut], July 17, 2020 [remastered]
The Black Creature – Wild Echoes – Album (Remastered] August 28, 2020 [Center Cut]
The Black Creatures – “Negative Zero” – Single/Video [Center Cut], June 11, 2021
The Black Creatures – “FRIENDS” – Single/Video [Center Cut], September 17, 2021
The Black Creatures – “Loud 4 Nothin” – Single/Video [Center Cut], May 27, 2022
The Black Creatures – “Criminal” – Single/Video [Center Cut], July 8, 2022
The Black Creatures – “BY THY HAND” – Album [Center Cut], August 12, 2022

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

Next week on Wednesday, August 31 we welcome special guests Til Hall of MellowPhobia, Nick Carswell of Carswell & Hope, and Cory Phillips of Cory Phillips & The Band of Light.

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