Wednesday MidDay Medley presents: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016 (Part 1 of 4)

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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The 116 Best Recordings of 2016
(Part 1 of 4)

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents part-one, of our four-week special: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016. Based on playlists of this little ole radio show, we’ve compiled representative tracks from our favorite full-length and EP recordings of the year. We realize that these “Best of” lists can seem very subjective, however we ask that you please accept our list as a celebration of the year of music.

In 2016 we’ve played over 1000 different songs on the show, and from over 300 New & MidCoastal Releases. Over 40 of the bands and artists in our “Best of” list have actually joined us live and/or performed in our 90.1 FM studios. We’ve interviewed over 200 local and national guests. 70 of the representative recordings on our “Best of” list were MidCoastal Releases, produced by artists based here in the area. It’s all good!

Tune into 90.1 FM, Wednesdays in December, on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. We’ll be packing 8-hours of radio with music that represent: The 116 of Best Recordings of 2016!

This Wednesday, we’ll count down #116 through #88 of our list, with music from: Shadow Rabbits, iLLPHONiCS, Maria The Mexican, Amado Espinoza, Julian Davis And The Hay-Burners, Valley Hush, My Oh My!, The Tambourine Club, Tidy Hippy, Electric Orchids, Potter’s Field, Merlin, The Royal Furs, Vigil and Thieves, Stephonne, Wick & The Tricks, Mirina Landry, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Shearwater, Drugdealer, Lucius, Alejandro Escovedo, The Frightnrs, Birds Of Chicago, Cavern of Anti-Matter, Allah-Las, Andrew Bird, Drive-By Truckers, and Leyla McCalla.

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
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Show #659

WMM Playlist from November 30, 2016

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, November 30, 2016

2016 – The Year in Music
with: Tim Finn, Marion Merritt, Chris Haghirian, & Fally Afani

We welcomed four special guests who shared from their Favorite Musical Releases of 2016. Guests included: Tim Finn – Pop Music writer for The Kansas City Star and INK, Marion Merritt – owner of Records With Merritt, Chris Haghirian – from Ink and KC Star and host of Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, and Fally Afani – founder of I Heart Local Music.

10:00 – Station ID

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

10:04 – Interview with Tim Finn

Tim Finn

Tim Finn

Originally from Youngstown, New York, Tim Finn studied at University of Missouri in Columbia and received his Masters of Arts, in Journalism from the University of Kansas. Tim is the Pop Music Writer of the KC Star and Ink, and music blog: Back to Rockville.

Tim Finn’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2016

#5. Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type – Degenerate Matters [EP] / Independent / July 30, 2016

2. Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type – “Dance Card”
from: Degenerate Matters [EP] / Independent / releases July 30, 2016
[Indie synthpop from Kansas City based, 5-piece band that includes: Rachel Mallin on lead vocals & guitar, Justin Walker on bass, Austin Edmisten on drums & back-up vocals, Jesse Bartmess on synthesizers & keyboards, Matt Kosinski on lead guitar. Degenerate Matters was recorded, produced, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Musical Arrangements written and performed by Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, and Matt Kosinski. Lyrics written by Rachel Mallin. Rachel Mallin joined us on the show July 27]

[Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type play the Noise For Tots – Benefit for KC Toys For Tots, Saturday, December 10, at recordBar, with The Noise FM, Me Like Bees, Shadow Rabbits.]

#4. The Conquerors – Wyld Time / High Dive Records / August 26, 2016

3. The Conquerors – “Guess I Was Wrong”
from: Wyld Time / High Dive Records / August 26, 2016
[First full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon with additional help from Adam McGill at Element Recording Studios. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Portland, Oregon. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

#3. Erik Voeks – So The Wind Wont Blow it All Away / Independent / November 11, 2016

4. Erik Voeks – “She Loved Her Jangle Pop”
from: So The Wind Wont Blow it All Away / Independent / November 11, 2016
[Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. All songs written by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer at The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley.]

#2. The Grisly Hand – Hearts & Stars / Independent / November Is, 2016

5. The Grisly Hand – “Puerto Penasco”
from: Hearts & Stars / Independent / November 18, 2016
[Follow up full length companion to the Band’s 2015 full length release, Flesh & Gold. The band spent a year with Joel Nanos at Element Recording, and decided to split the songs between two CD/digital releases. The two releases are now together, in a different song order, for a new Double LP, The Grisly Hand, released on vinyl, November 18, 2016. Jimmy Fitzner on guitar & vocals, Lauren Krum on vocals & percussion, Dan Loftus on bass, keyboards & vocals, Matt Richey on drums, Mike Stover on steel guitar, bass & vocals, Ben Summers on guitar, vocals & mandolin.]

#1. Berwanger – Exorcism Rock / Doghouse Records / November 4, 2016

6. Berwanger – “Exorcism Rock”
from: Exorcism Rock / Doghouse Records / November 4, 2016
[Josh Berwanger was in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. The band recently reunited for new shows and a tour this year. Berwanger was also in the band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Touth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Berwanger released their EP Demonios November 11, 2015.]

We talked with Tim Finn about how 2016 seems to have been an emotionally exhausting year, starting with the closing of recordBar, the death of Bowie, the death of Prince, the crazy Presidential campaign, the election of Donald Trump.

10:30 – Underwriting

Please tune into Wednesday MidDay Medley throughout December as we present our 4-week special: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016 on December 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

10:32 – Interview with Marion Merritt

Marion Merritt

Marion Merritt

For more than 12 years Marion Merritt has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. Keeping alive the tradition of female-owned, independent record stores on Westport Road. Our area independent record stores make available midcoastal releases from independent KC music artists and labels, while also hosting multiple weekly in-store shows featuring area and touring bands.

Marion Merritt’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2016

#5. – Vivien Goldman – Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982) /Staubgold Germany/May 20, 2016

7. Vivien Goldman – “P. A. Dub”
from: Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982) / Staubgold Germany / May 20, 2016
[British journalist, writer and musician. She was born in London, August 25, 1954, the child of two German-Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. Goldman wrote for the music magazines NME, Sounds and Melody Maker about reggae, punk and post-punk. She was a member of The Flying Lizards, shared a flat with fellow NME journalist and The Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde. Goldman lived in Paris for a year and a half, where she was a member of new wave duo Chantage, which gained modest fame in France. She released the “Dirty Washing EP” in 1981, with tracks produced by John Lydon and Adrian Sherwood. The EP appeared first on Ed Bahlman’s iconic 99 Records imprint on June 3, 1981. In August 1981, two of the tracks from the EP, “Launderette” and “Private Armies,” were issued as a 7″ single in the UK. Later the song “Launderette” was included on Gomma Records’ “Anti NY” compilation and the Chicks On Speed-produced Girl Monster collection. In that year she also contributed vocals (on the track “Private Armies,” which is actually “Private Armies Dub,” or “P.A. Dub,” from the EP) to the New Age Steppers’ self-titled debut.]

#4. Betty Harris – Soul Jazz Records Presents Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul / Soul Jazz Records / 2016

8. Betty Harris – “What’d I Do Wrong”
from: Soul Jazz Records Presents Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul / Soul Jazz Records / 2016
[In 1963, after being in the music business for a few years, Betty Harris recorded a slowed down version of Solomon Burke’s hit of the year before, “Cry to Me”, produced by the original record’s producer, Bert Berns, and released on the Jubilee record label. Taken at a slower pace, Harris’ rendition turned the song into a Billboard Hot 100 number 23 hit, with a corresponding number 10 listing on the R&B chart, and it became a deep soul classic. A total of three further singles including a reissue of “Cry to Me” were released on Jubilee, also produced by Bert Berns, with “His Kiss”, which was released on January 4, 1964, another deep soul ballad, reaching the lower part of the Billboard Pop and R&B charts. In 1964, Betty Harris switched record labels to Sansu, a New Orleans label, where she was produced by Allen Toussaint. Her recording with Sansu produced ten singles. Of those, only “Nearer to You”, an atmospheric, dramatic soul ballad, now considered one of the milestones of deep soul, achieved U.S. national chart success (Billboard number 85). However, practically all of her recordings for Sansu, uptempo tunes and ballads alike, featuring Toussaint’s raw yet sophisticated Southern soul arrangements behind Harris’ rich, distinctive vocal, are considered prime specimens of the classic soul era; some notable recordings were “I’m Evil Tonight”, a beat ballad favored in Northern soul circles; “I Don’t Want to Hear It”, “Show it” and “Twelve Red Roses”, stirring up-tempo tracks; “Can’t Last Much Longer” and “What’d I Do Wrong”, emotive deep soul ballads]

#3. Lee Moses – Time and Place / Maple Records/ 1971 [Light In The Attic / 2016]

9. Lee Moses – “Hey Joe”
from: Time and Place / Maple Records/ 1971 [Light In The Attic / 2016]
[Lee Moses was born March 13, 1941, in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Booker T. Washington High School. In the late 1950s he formed his first band, the Showstoppers. They became a popular live act in the Atlanta area, and were at one time the house band at the Royal Peacock club. Moses moved to New York City in the mid-1960s, where he worked as a session musician as well as recording with Johnny Brantley, who co-wrote and produced his first single, “My Adorable One”, in 1965. In 1967 he recorded three singles – all commercially unsuccessful – for the Musicor label, including “Bad Girl” and an instrumental version of The Four Tops’ “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”. He also recorded a version of “Dark End of the Street”, issued by Gates Records probably in 1969. Moses’ guitar style has been described as “funky” and likened to that of Jimi Hendrix, a contemporary of his on the club scene of the mid-1960s. He has also been praised for his “rough and powerful deep soul singing style”. In 1970, he released a single, “Time and Place”, on the Maple label, a subsidiary of All Platinum Records. This was followed by a nine-track LP of the same name, again produced by Brantley, which contained his versions of several classic songs of the period including “Hey Joe”. The album featured several members of The Ohio Players, as well as Moses’ own band, the Diciples (sic). Although the album has since been described as “a revered and highly sought-after lost treasure for deep soul fans and collectors”, it was a commercial failure at the time. Moses also worked with fellow Atlanta native The Mighty Hannibal on his 1973 album, Truth.[1] He returned to Atlanta in the early 1970s, and continued to perform locally, but did not record again. He died there from lung cancer in 1997.]

#2. Charlie Hilton – Palana / Captured Tracks / 2016

10. Charlie Hilton – “WHY”
from: Palana / Captured Tracks / 2016
[Charlie Hilton, is known for her work in the band Blouse, and has now forged a new one with her debut solo album, Palana. The album’s title itself is a nod to Hilton’s given Sanskrit name, an identity she shed completely after high school in favor of the androgynous “Charlie,” and Palana’s overarching theme can be summed up by a quote from Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf, a phrase Hilton cites as a personal mantra: “Man is not by any means of fixed and enduring form…he is much more an experiment and a transition….”]

#1. Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days of Oakland / Blackball Universe / 2016

11. Fantastic Negrito – “In the Pines”
from: The Last Days of Oakland / Blackball Universe / 2016
[Fantastic Negrito was raised in an orthodox Muslim household. His father was a Somali-Caribbean immigrant who mostly played traditional African music. When, at the age of 12, Negrito’s family moved from Massachusetts to Oakland, California. Oakland in 1970s was a million miles from Negrito’s conservative childhood. He went from Arab chants to Funkadelic in one day. By the time he was 20, Negrito had taught himself to play every instrument he could get his hands on. He was recording music, and after some difficulties on the streets he packed his bags and headed to LA, armed with a demo on cassette. Negrito signed with a million dollar deal at Interscope. The record deal was a disaster. Gangsta rap was ruling the airwaves and Negrito was in the wrong place at the wrong era. Negrito came out of the deal with a failed album and his confidence gutted. In 2000, Negrito was in a near fatal car accident that put him in a coma. For four weeks it was touch and go. Because his muscles atrophied while bedridden, he had to go through months of frustrating physical therapy to regain use of his legs. Rods were placed throughout his body. And worst of all, his playing hand was mutilated. Back in Oakland, Negrito forgot about life as a musician. He got married, he planted vegetables, raised his own chickens, and made money growing weed. He also settled into being a man, on his own, clear of the distractions of wanting to be a star. And then his son Kyu was born. He began recording without the hindrances that come with chasing trends. Negrito turned to the original DNA of all American music, the Blues. The beating life had given him primed him to channel his literal and musical forefathers: the Blues musicians of the Delta]

Please tune into Wednesday MidDay Medley throughout December as we present our 4-week special: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016 on December 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Chris Haghirian

Chris Haghirian

Chris Haghirian

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 17 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music at, Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. With Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine, Chris makes The Middle of The Map Fest happen each year. Chris is the host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge.

Chris Haghirian’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2016

#5. Hembree – “Holy Water” – Single / Independent / August 11, 2016

12. Hembree – “Holy Water”
from: Holy Water – Single / Independent / November 15, 2016
[Hembree is sIaac Flynn, Garrett Childers, and Eric Davis with: Vincent Williams and Joel Martin who join the band for live performances. Produced by Hembree and Eric Hillman. Mixed by Joe Visciano. Mastered by John McCaig.]

[Hembree play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas on December 30]

#4. The Kemps – The Kemps EP / Independent / August 4, 2016

13. The Kemps – Rank Stranger
from: The Kemps EP / Independent / August 4, 2016 on SoundCloud
[Longtime KC based band, The Kemps are Mark Stevenson and Archie Gobber, a vocal duet with guitar, singing original material, old timey standards and pretty much whatever we feel we can pull off. On August 4, 2016, The Kemps have put up four new tracks on SoundCloud, from their recent recording session in my Archie Gobber’s living room with Peter Eddins.]

#3. LION – “Miss Me” – Single / Intelligent Sound / July 11, 2016

14. LION – “Miss Me”
from: Miss Me- Single / Intelligent Sound / July 11, 2016
[LION is Brian Rogers an Electronic Hip Hop multi-instrumentalist and producer from Lawrence, Kansas. More info at https://soundcloud.com/thereallion.%5D

#2. Me Like Bees – There Will Be Time [EP] / Loveway Records / April 8, 2016

15. Me Like Bees – “Changes”
from: There Will Be Time [EP] / Loveway Records / April 8, 2016
[Formed in Joplin in 2009 by Luke Sheafer, Nick Bynum, Pete Burton, Tim Cote. In 2015 after completing a leg in Van’s Warped Tour, Me Like Bees finished their new EP with award-winning producer, John Feldmann (Five Seconds of Summer, The Used, Panic! at the Disco, Goldfinger, Good Charlotte, Plain White T’s)]

[Me Like Bees will play the Noise For Tots – Benefit for KC Toys For Tots, Saturday, December 10, at recordBar, with The Noise FM, Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, Shadow Rabbits.]

#1. Katy Guillen and The Girls – Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group / KG&G Records / June 24, 2016

16. Katy Guillen and The Girls – “Waking Up From You”
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab w/ Duane Trower. Pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic, & trombonist Ryan Heinlein of The Project H contribute. Production from Paul Malinowski. Mastered at Black Lab in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to their touring schedule, they were finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge; they appeared at Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Cruise, International Montreal Jazz Fest.]

[Katy Guillen and The Girls play Knuckleheads on December 30.]

11:28 – Underwriting

10:30 – Interview with Fally Afani

Fally Afani

Fally Afani

Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 15 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. She has received several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for her online work in journalism. Fally lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where she reports on local and touring musicians and where she is the founder of, I Heart Local Music a comprehensive website providing info about Lawrence music events & bands.

Fally Afani’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2016

#7. Bonzo Madrid – Worry / Independent / November 4, 2016

17. Bonzo Madrid – “All You Got”
from: Worry / Independent / November 4, 2016
[Bonzo Madrid the new musical project of CJ Calhoun, formerly of Cowboy Indian Bear. All songs written & played by CJ Calhoun. Some tracks were also graced by his wonderful friends Beau Bruns on drums, Danny Bowersox on guitar. Recording comes with bonus EP featuring a remix by LION and La Guerre (Katlyn Conroy). Engineered and Produced by Danny Bowersox & CJ Calhoun ]

(We did not have time to play this track on today’s show. However please stay tuned as we will be playing this as part of our 116 Best Recordings of 2016)

#6. Toughies – Sweet Dream EP/ Independent / March 5, 2016

18. Toughies – “Stone Cold”
from: Sweet Dream EP/ Independent / March 5, 2016
[All songs written and performed by Toughies. Mixing and mastering: Brad Girard. Trumpet on “Closer to Heaven”: Sam Stephan. 5-piece, Lawrence, band formed in 2015 by, Brad Girard, Joe Gronniger, Caroline Lohrenz and Carl Smith.]

#5. Nicholas St. James – THEATRES / Independent / February 22, 2016

19. Nicholas St. James – “Sewer Service”
from: THEATRES / Independent / February 22, 2016
[Debut album for Lawrence based vaudeville-folk-troubadour who is more a throwback to Vaudeville than the Dust Bowl. Blogger Brian Clifton writes, “Nicholas St. James blends together old and new to create a sound as distinct as its stage show. St. James mixes folk, blues, vaudevillian drama, and country together.” Based in Lawrence, Kansas, by way of St. Louis, Missouri, Nicholas is an authentic Midwestern folk musician, and credits Tom Waits as the missing link in his own musical formation.]

#4. The Philistines – The Backbone of Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016

20. The Philistines – “A Twitch of the Death Nerve”
from: The Backbone of Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016
[Kimmie Queen on lead vocals, Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals, Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed w/ Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios & mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering.]

[The Philistines play the I Heart Local Music XMAS Special, Friday, December 9, at 10:00 PM, at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, Kansas with Jade Archetype and Joel Bonner.]

#3. Psychic Heat – Sunshower / High Dive Records / May 27, 2016

21. Psychic Heat – “In Two”
from: Sunshower / High Dive Records / May 27, 2016
[Psychic Heat was created by Evan Herd & Tanner Spreer. After releasing their EP Lighter and Brighter in 2015 they quickly turned their attention to their first full length Sunshower being released through High Dive Records. Sunshower is Engineered by Ron Miller (Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds) & mixed/mastered by Kliph Scurlock (previously of the Flaming Lips). Psychic Heat is: Steve/Evan Herd on guitar & vocals, Tanner Spreer on guitar & vocals, James Thomblison on bass, and Mark Rockwell on drums.]

#2. Wendy Moira – Punx Don’t Pay – Single / Independent / September 10, 2016

22. Wendy Moira – “Punx Don’t Pay” [Radio edit]
from: Punx Don’t Pay – Single / Independent / September 10, 2016
[Punk slop punk trash pop from Lawrence, Kansas. Recorded & Produced by Eric Johnson for Groundhum Productions.]

#1. Lincoln Marshall – Water / Datura Records / June 3, 2016

23. Lincoln Marshall – “Mo Spins (featuring Dominique Sanders)”
from: Water / Datura Records / June 3, 2016
[Written By: Approach & MilkDrop Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By: Aikido Bray. Additional Keys & Scoring By: Etan T’loh. Bass By: Dominique Sanders. Photos By: Fally Afani fallyafaniphotography.com. Layout & Design By: MilkDrop.]

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

Next week, on December 7, we present part-one, of our annual 4-week celebration of the year in music: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016, which continues December, 16, 23, and 28th.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Show #658

WMM presents 2016 – The Year in Music with Tim Finn, Marion Merritt, Chris Haghirian, & Fally Afani

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, November 30, 2016

2016 – The Year in Music
with: Tim Finn, Marion Merritt, Chris Haghirian, & Fally Afani

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Mark welcomes four special guests who share from their Favorite Musical Releases of 2016. Guests include: Tim Finn – Pop Music writer for The Kansas City Star and INK, Marion Merritt – owner of Records With Merritt, Chris Haghirian – from Ink and KC Star and host of Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, and Fally Afani – founder of I Heart Local Music.

We’ll hear representative tracks from: Berwanger, Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, The Conquerors, Erik Voeks, The Grisly Hand, Katy Guillen and the Girls, Lincoln Marshall, The Philistines, Psychic Heat, Me Like Bees, Nicholas St. James, Toughies, LION, The Kemps, Hembree, Wendy Moira, Bonzo Madrid, Vivien Goldman, Lee Moses, Betty Harris, Charlie Hilton, Fantastic Negrito, and more.

ALSO: Please tune into Wednesday MidDay Medley throughout December as we present our 4-week special series: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016, on December 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

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

Show #658

WMM Playlist from November 23, 2016

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, November 23, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Favorite Singles of 2016
+ Michelle Bacon’s Favorite Releases of 2016

10:00 – Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 13 Favorite Singles of 2016

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

2. (13.) Vacation House – “Joyce”
from: Joyce – Single / Independent / April 2, 2016
[Debut single from alternative indie Kansas City band Vacation House, written by Vacation House, lyrics by Bradley Peters, produced by Alexander McClain & Zach Knoll, engineered & mixed by Logan Tyler. http://www.facebook.com/vacationhouseband%5D

[Vacation House play Prohibition Hall, Saturday, December 10, with Fiction Department, and Mess.]

3. (12.) Jake Wells -“Roll Like Thunder”
from: Roll Like Thunder – Single / Beach Boy Music / August 29, 2016
[Kansas City based indie folk singer songwriter. Jake Wells was born in Florida grew up in Colorado. Jake studied Music Composition at University of Northern Colorado. “Jake’s sound evokes an emotionality and maturity much deeper than his age of 21 would imply.” He was named one of Spotify’s top 20. He has performed on stages since he was a teenager. His single releases are currently gaining radio play in the Midwest on several FM stations. Jake released his newist single, “Honestly/Girls,” on October 30, 2016.]

4. (11.) Lovergurl – “Colorado Springs”
from: “Colorado Springs” – Single / Independent / March 9, 2016
[KC based 4-piece band making music with a message, playing synth pop with hip hop and punk elements. Band members include: Stephanie Bankston on keys, Brook Worlledge on drums, Heather Andrews on guitar, and Adam Speer on bass. They ask us to come dance to dismantle the patriarchy. This song was inspired by the real life event shooting and 6-hour siege at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that left 3 people dead including a 44 year old policeman, and on Friday, November 27, 2015. This is one of 4 singles the band digitally released in 2016. Words and Music by Lovergurl. Recorded and Mixed by Matt Epstein at Alchemie Audio, Olathe, KS. More info at http://www.lovergurl.bandcamp.com]

5. (10.) Instant Karma – “Make Me A Man”
from: Make Me A Man – Single / Independent / April 7, 2016
[Cole Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, Zach Harris on drums. Cole Bales and Cody Calhoun joined us live on WMM on September 28.]

[Instant Karma play Revolution Records Fri, Nov. 25, at 7:30, for Black Friday Record Store Day.]

6. (9.) Ruth Acuff – “We Do”
from: We Do – Single / Nation of Love / August 14, 2016
[Ruth Acuff on harp & lead vocals, Jeff Mueller on upright bass & vocals, Drew Lance on percussion & vocals, with Merry Ellen Kirk, Susan Acuff, Silas Acuff, Mary Leibovich on vocals. Columbia, Missouri based Ruth Acuff released the EP “To The Moon” in November of 2014. She also sings lead in the band The Royal Furs.]

7. (8.) Doby Watson – “Natural Ice (Early Morning Version)”
from: Natural Ice (Early Morning Version) – Single / Independent / May 11, 2016
[Written by Doby Watson, featuring Hanna Maria Albina and Adamah. Produced by Zack Hames. Doby Watson is a KC based Singer-Songwriter. He released a debut album, Live-In Son in 2009. Doby is almost finished with a new solo EP and almost done writing a new full length. This Fall, Doby toured the Western states with Heidi Lynne Gluck. Doby Watson played live on WMM on January 27, to share music from an EP, Swearengin, Watson & May, recorded by Cory Schulz in his living room in Milwaukee, WI. It was released by Double Shift Music.]

8. (7.) Lauren Anderson – “What Good Is a Bad Boy”
from: What Good is A Bad Boy – Single / Independent / August 1, 2016
[Lauren Anderson is originally from Chicago. She first started performing solo gigs around Kansas City after completing her masters in music therapy, from The University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson released her critically acclaimed debut, full length album, Truly Me, on August 23, 2015.]

10:31 – Underwriting

9. (6.) Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Dreams”
from: Dreams – Single / Glassnote Entertainment Group / January 22, 2016
[Singer songwriters, Madisen Ward and Ruth Ward, both play guitar, and sing, harmonizing as son and mom. For most songs, Madisen sings lead and Mama Bear harmonizes, however for this Fleetwood Mac classic from Stevie Nicks, Ruth Ward sings lead with Madisen singing the high harmonies. Madisen Ward told Paste Magazine: “This is a timeless song that I feel can translate over multiple generations,” said Madisen. “Fleetwood Mac’s music definitely spoke to me at a very early age. It was an honor to cover a song by such an inspirational band.” “I love the song for it’s depth and emotion,” added Ruth Ward. In the past 3 years they have garnered national acclaimed after an appearance at the 2014 Americana Music Fest, they signed with Glassnote Records and recorded their debut full-length album in Nashville with acclaimed producer Jim Abbiss. They released their first single, “Silent Movies,” the same night they performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS Television. They launched a big tour across the United States and traveled to Europe for multiple shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and ten did it all again. They sang and played on the influential British television show, “Later With Jools Holland.” They were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and the Today Show, and have visited many radio stations. They performed on tour with Sufjan Stevens, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, played Bonnaroo, Pilgramage, the Newport Folk Festival, and others, representing KC all over the world. We were the first to play them on the radio!]

10. (5.) Hipshot Killer – “All The Hell in The World” (7″ Vinyl)
from “All The Hell in The World” – Single / Too Much Rock / Oct. 21, 2016
[B-Side: “Sky Flying By” was originally recorded by influential punk band Samiam. Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects, John Velge and The Prodigal Sons, The Starhaven Rounders), on guitar & vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol, John Velge and The Prodigal Sons) on bass & vocals, legendary drummer Jon “Buddy” Paul, who plays in (The Big Iron, The Revolvers.) Recorded by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in KC. Photography: Todd Zimmer, Cover Model: Britt Adair. Too Much Rock, a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, where he shares his photos & videos & comments of the live music shows he attends. Sid also posts podcasts! The Too Much Rock Singles Series is a collection of 45 rpm singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song paired with one cover chosen by Too Much Rock who press 500 limited edition copies and then simply give them to the band. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, Josh Berwanger Band, The Uncouth have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series. More info at: http://www.toomuchrock.com or http://www.hipshotkiller.com. Mike Alexander joined us on WMM on January 20, and October 19.]

[Mike Alexander plays in the KC Super Band The Architects, who play recordBar, Friday, November 25 with Black Calvin, and Cantankerous.]

11. (4.) The Buhs – “Can’t Let Go”
from: Can’t Let Go – Single / February 14, 2016
[The Buhs includes: singers Julia Haile, Lee Langston, and Anthony Saunders along with emcees Reach and Les Izmore., and Ryan J. Lee, Hermon Mehari, Ben Leifer, Tim Braun, Brad Williams and Kinyon Price. In November the band shot a music video in Paris. More info at: http://www.thebuhs.com. Hermon Mahari shared this song with us on WMM on January 13.]

12. (3.) Psychic Heat – “Stranger” (7″ Vinyl)
from: “Stranger” / “Starve” – Single / Replay Records / August 23, 2016
[This 7″ was recorded December 2014 by Isaac Flynn at Element Studio in Lawrence Kansas. Both tracks were mixed and mastered by Jim Barnes. J. Evan Herd sings lead vocals and plays guitar on Stranger. He also sings backing vocals on Starve. Tanner Spreer plays guitar on both tracks and keys on Stranger. Sam Boatright sings lead vocals on Starve and plays bass and keys as well. Sam also plays guitar and sings backing vocals on Stranger. Rick Barkosky plays drums and percussion on both tracks. Taryn Blake Miller plays keys and sings backing vocals on “Starve.”]

13. (2.) Kristie Stremel – “Orlando (Keep Dancing)”
from: Orlando (Keep Dancing) – Single / Stremeltone / June 16, 2016
[2016 has been a difficult year. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Latino. About 320 people were inside the club, which was serving last call drinks at around 2:00 a.m. After arriving at the club by van, Omar Mateen approached the building on foot, armed with a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol and bypassed security and began shooting and taking hostages. After a three-hour standoff, he was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department officers. It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. It was also the deadliest terrorist attack in the US since the 9 /11 attacks in 2001. This song was written by Kristie Stremel in response to this tragedy. This song was recorded and mixed by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound. Mastered by John Hobson. Kristie Stremel on vocals & guitar, Anna Cook on cello & backround vocals, Ryan McCall on piano & background vocals. Described as “Joan Jett & Tom Petty’s love child,” and armed with her guitar, fueled by coffee, and over 75 published songs, singer, songwriter, producer, rock & roll mom. In October, 2013 Kristie and her partner, Lori Isabell, welcomed their adopted baby son, Charlie, into their family. In April 2014 Kristie released her 6th solo record, and the 9th full-length release of her musical career of over 20 years. Released on her own label, Stremeltone, it was Kristie’s first self-produced album. Stremeltone Records, was created in her home in Lawrence. The last track, “It’s Enough” was released early, as a video, featuring photos of couples in partnerships, relationships, marriages, unions, families. The video was Kristie’s response the the KS House of Representatives passing HD 2453 allowing business the right to refuse service to LGBT customers. In 2015 Kristie released, Wildflowers, her book of song and poems for children with accompanying CD recording with contributions from Victor & Penny, Kelley Hunt, Ron Megee, Kasey Rausch and more.]

14. (1.) Emmaline Twist – “Vega”
from: Vega / Moon Eyes – Single / Middle Class Records / September 6, 2016
[Recorded and Mixed by Lin Buck at Temple Sound, KCMO. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights + Measures, KCMO. Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone Guitar. More info at: https://emmalinetwist.bandcamp.com/%5D

11:00 – Station ID

Michelle Bacon

11:00 – Guest Producer/Guest – Michelle Bacon

For our second hour of Wednesday MidDay Medley, we welcome musician and writer, Michelle Bacon, Content Writer at 90.9 The Bridge, where she helps to shine a light on area musicians and events. Michelle joins us to play from her Top Ten Favorite Musical Recordings of 2016. Michelle Bacon works as a freelance writer and has written for The Kansas City Star, The Deli Magazine KC, and Folk Alliance International. Michelle also volunteers for Midwest Music Foundation. Michelle plays bass, in The Philistines, and she plays drums in Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds. Both of these bands have released critically acclaimed albums in 2016. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere, was released on April 8, 2016. The KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums & vocals, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals. The Philistines – The Backbone of Night, was released by The Record Machine on June 4, 2016. Kimmie Queen on lead vocals, Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals, Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios & mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering.

Michelle is also the Producer of, The Band That Fell To Earth: A Tribute to David Bowie 2017, Saturday, January 7, at 7:00 to Midnight, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO. with Michelle Bacon on bass, Alex Alexander on guitar, Nathan Corsi on vocals/guitar, Kyle Dahlquist – keys/brass, Steve Tulipana – vocals, Stephanie Williams – drums, Matt Ronan – percussion, Christine Broxterman – cello, Betse Ellis – violin, Rich Wheeler – saxophone, Clint Ashlock – trumpet, Havilah Bruders – backing vocals, Camry Ivory – backing vocals …and special guests to be announced.

Michelle has been known to play with other bands including: Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Deco Auto, Dolls on Fire, and Dirty Electric, to name just a few. Michelle Bacon is returning for the fourth year in a row, to share some of her favorite musical recordings of this past year.

11:03 – Michelle Bacon’s Top Ten Favorite Releases of 2016

15. (10) Erik Voeks – “Your Condition”
from: So The Wind Wont Blow It All Away / Independent / November 11, 2016
[Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. All songs written by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer at The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley.]

16. (9) Erica Joy – “Happy Villain”
from: Happy Villain – Single / Independent / October 28, 2016
[From upcoming EP. Erica Joy on vocals, Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on acoustic guitar, Stef Spears on drums, Kyle Ward on Bass. Recording and produced by Kyle Ward at Counterpoint Studio. To go with the single release, their is a “Happy Villain” short film/music video that was directed by Erica Joy’s guitarist Khitam Jabr.]

17. (8) The Great Vehicle – “Lazlo Szombathy”
from: Observatory Sermons [EP] / Independent / October 14, 2016
[A Space Operetta in Six Stanzas. Mason Fann on bass, fractional wave mutilation, Gregg Todt on drums, percussion, baritone strangulation; Troy Van Horn on guitar, percussion Also featuring: Betse Ellis on violin, The Tuvan Learning Center Annex Singers – Singing, Produced by The Great Vehicle Recorded at #Industries. Basic tracks engineered by Paul Marchman. Additional recording at The Prussian Film Commission. From album notes: Lazlo Szombathy is a peripheral character in the Kurt Vonnegut novel Mother Night, whose inclusion was a nod to the interconnectedness of all actions. Watch what you’re doing: We are all peripheral characters in the Novel of the Galaxy. Wherein Betse Ellis makes the Kansas and Mahavishnu Orchestra dreams of those who have such things come true. That’s the main melody there in the acoustic intro, reharmonized a fifth lower. We know you people love reharmonization. The melody at 1:54 originated as sort of a guitar placeholder, then took on a most macabre flavor when doubled by Betse. The song is in 7/8, but contains exactly one measure of 8/8. Can you spot it? Do you care?]

18. (7) Not A Planet – “The World We Know”
from: Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now [EP] / Indep / Sept 10, 2016
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals; Nathan Showalter on keyboards and backing vocals. Not A Planet released their new EP at the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, September 10, at recordBar, with Amanda Fish Band, Kelley Hunt, and Radkey.]

[Not A Planet play recordBar, New Years Eve Eve, Friday, December 30, at 9:00 pm]

19. (6) Violet and the Undercurrents – “I Got You”
from: Nashville [EP] / Nation of Love / November 5, 2016
[Columbia, Missouri based, four-piece, all-female band. Violet and the Undercurrents have been described as “..Sophisticated folk-rockers ..” Members include: Violet Vonder Haar on Lead Vocals and Guitar; Linda Bott on Bass Guitar; Lizzy Weiland on lead guitar; Phylshawn Johnson on Drums.]

[Violet and The Undercurrents play Knuckleheads, Friday, November 25, with David Wax Museum.]

20. (5) Shadow Rabbits – “Kill What You Love”
from: Truest Blue [EP] / Independent / December 15, 2015
[Shadow Rabbits is a Kansas City based collaboration between singer/songwriter, Ashley Dattola and producer, Jon Ulasien. Written and recorded by Shadow Rabbits with Keenan Stump on bass guitar and Lennon Bone on drums (tracks 3 & 4) and Ryan Whitehouse on drums (track 2). Recorded at “The Zoo.”
Drums recorded and engineered by Lennon Bone at Element Recording Studio on Kansas City, MO.]

[Shadow Rabbits play the Noise For Tots – Benefit for KC Toys For Tots, Saturday, December 10, at recordBar, with The Noise FM, Me Like Bees, Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type.]

11:32 – Underwriting

21. (4) Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type – “Dropout”
from: Degenerate Matters [EP] / Independent / releases July 30, 2016
[Indie synthpop from Kansas City based, 5-piece band that includes: Rachel Mallin on lead vocals & guitar, Justin Walker on bass, Austin Edmisten on drums & back-up vocals, Jesse Bartmess on synthesizers & keyboards, Matt Kosinski on lead guitar. Degenerate Matters was recorded, produced, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Musical Arrangements written and performed by Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, and Matt Kosinski. Lyrics written by Rachel Mallin. Dropout is autobiographical. Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type joined us live on WMM on July 27.]

[Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type play the Noise For Tots – Benefit for KC Toys For Tots, Saturday, December 10, at recordBar, with The Noise FM, Me Like Bees, Shadow Rabbits.]

22. (3) Katy Guillen and The Girls – “The Load”
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with Duane Trower. Pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic, & trombonist Ryan Heinlein of The Project H contribute. Production from Paul Malinowski. Mastered at Black Lab in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to their touring schedule, they were finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge; they appeared at Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Cruise, International Montreal Jazz Fest. Katy Guillen and The Girls joined us live on WMM on May 4.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play recordBar, Sunday, November 27, for the Midwest Innocence Project Benefit Concert, with Chris Meck and the Guilty Birds, and The Old No. 5s]

23. (2) The Conquerors – “Yes I Know”
from: Wyld Time / High Dive Records / August 26, 2016
[First full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon with additional help from Adam McGill at Element Recording Studios. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Portland, Oregon. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

24. (1) Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Pony Show”
from: Pony Show / Lotuspool Records / August 26, 2016
[Lawrence, Kansas based Heidi Lynne Gluck is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the middle of Canada. After transplanting herself from the plains of Manitoba to the midwestern United States, Heidi quickly became an in-demand player, performing on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with renowned musicians including Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others. Heidi Lynne Gluck joined us live on WMM on June 8, and August 24.]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck plays The Bottleneck, Saturday, November 26 with Truckstop Honeymoon]

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

Next week, on November 30, we welcome back to the show: Tim Finn, Music Writer of the Kansas City Star; Fally Afani, of I Heart Local Music; Chris Haghirian of Ink and the Star and Middle of The Map Fest and Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, and Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt. We’ll hear from their favorite musical releases of 2016. And… in two weeks we present our annual 4-week celebration of the year in music: The 116 Best Recordings of 2016, on December 7, 16, 23, and 28th.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Bonus list:

27 More MidCoastal Singles released that we’ve played on Wednesday MidDay Medley
(Our lists contain releases from mid to late December 2015 that we couldn’t play until 2016.)

1. Organized Crimes – “Bel Ray Flats”
from: Bel Ray Flats – Single b/w “You Knew It Already” / High Dive Records / January 29, 2016
[Combining distorted synthesizers and beat machines with crystal clear modulated guitar and sharp-panning auxiliary rhythms, Organized Crimes shows are sweaty and loud. Performances for their new 7″ ‘Bel-Ray Flats’ are well structured and heavily involve visual production. By using projectors and fastened video monitors, every song in the set is expressed in both sound and scene. Cortland Gibson has been releasing noise-pop material under the moniker ‘Organized Crimes‘ since 2011. This will be the Kansas City native’s 3rd studio EP and his first release on High Dive. Cortland Gibson, is joined by Kyle Little, Ian Dobyns & Zach Hames for a slew of tour dates to not only release the 7″ but to promote a new full-length record.]

2. Vigil and Thieves – “Haunting”
from: Haunting – Single / Independent / January 23, 2016
[Sarah Storm on vocals & guitar & keys, Steph Castor on guitar, Matthew Muckenthaler on bass, Andrew Flaherty on drums. Recorded in Kansas City, MO. All lyrics by Sarah Storm.]

3. SUNU – “Food, Inc.”
from: Food, Inc. – Single b/w “Liberation” / Sunflower Soul Records / Dec. 11, 2015
[Rev. Aaron Morris – Trumpet & Lead Vocals; Dan Pem – Tenor Sax; Chris Leopold – Trombone; Mike Hamm – Guitar; Chris Shaw – Bass; Dylan Bassett – Drums & Percussion; Alex Thiessen – Drums & Percussion; Taylor Babb – Drums & Percussion. Recorded, mixed, & produced by Chris Hazelton. Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio.]

4. B R O T H E R – “Mobbin”
from: Mobbin – Single / Independent / March 6, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band formed in June of 2015 by Danzell Capers on guitar, synthesizers, & vocals; who wanted to collaborate with other multi-instrumentalists and producers, resulting in the addition of longtime friend Quinn Pudenz on vocals, synthesizers, & guitar; area DJ and producer Brooks Brown on bass, vocals & synthesizers; and Christian Lester on drums. ]

5. Real Adults – “Bones”
from: Bones – Single / Independent / March 15, 2016
[Lawrence based band formed in June 2015, by Garrett Marsh on lead vocals & songwriting, Nicholas Fredrickson on drums, John McCain on bass, Doug Bybee, and Carlos Calderon. “Bones” was Produced by Joel Martin and Real Adults and Recorded by Joel Martin.]

6. Erik Voeks – “She Loved Her Jangle Pop”
from: She Loved Her Jangle Pop – Single b/w “Blue Water” / Indep / April 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #1. Erik Voeks is a Kansas City based singer-songwriter crafting melodic pop gems with often obtuse lyrics. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Produced by E. Voeks & P. Hawley. Written by by Erik Voeks. Erik Voeks is performing several shows with his band The Vague Lakes: Patrick Hawley, Dave Tanner and Mike Stover. More info at: https://erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/%5D

7. Momma’s Boy – “Cool Heat”
from: Cool Heat – Single / Independent / April 9, 2016
[First single from Momma’s Boy, an Indie Surf Pop 4-piece band from KCMO, formed December 2015, and made up of former members of Rev Gusto: Peter Beatty on guitar & vocals, Shaun Crowley on guitar & vocals, Quinn Hernandez on drums, and Anthony Hernandez on bass. Shaun Crowley joined us live on WMM on June 15.]

8. John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons – “We Run (pre release)”
from: upcoming album: The America Letters Vol. 1. / Lakeshore Records / TBA
[Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab by Duane Trower and currently in the mixing stage.]

9. Riala – “Sirens (a refute)”
from: Split Single with Via Luna – “Astral Plains” / Indep / May 20, 2016
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Morgan Greenwood on drums. Riala joined us live on WMM on April 20.]

10. Erik Voeks – “Tired of Feeling Alone”
from: Tired of Feeling Alone – Single b/w Mondrian / Independent / May 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #2. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome, everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley, trumpets played by Ryan Oldham, everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. Erik Voeks is performing several show with his band The Vague Lakes: Patrick Hawley, Dave Tanner and Mike Stover. More info at: https://erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/ ]

11. Anson The Ornery – “Inauguration”
from: Inauguration – Single / Independent / June 10, 2016
[Anson the Ornery is a multimedia artist who combines his backgrounds in music, visual arts, writing and acting to create interactive installations and performances that make the viewer a part of the art rather than apart from the art. He received a BFA in Expanded Media from the University of Kansas in 2010 with minors in Music and English, he moved to Kansas City to become involved in the growing art scene. Anson the Ornery joined us on Wednesday Midday Medley on June 8, where he premiered 2 singles from his upcoming conceptual album Ferrule. Named for a ring of metal that joins two objects together, this full sensory multimedia spectacle endeavors to connect the audience with the supernatural world.]

12. Anson The Ornery – “Similair”
from: Inauguration – Single / Independent / June 10, 2016
[Anson the Ornery Singles Release show was at Mills Record Company, Fri, June 10, with CS Luxem.]

13. Erik Voeks – “Being In Love With You (edit)”
from: “Being In Love With You” – Single b/w “She Was Doomed”/ Indep / June 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #3. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded by Erik at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Background vocals on Being In Love With You by Cameron Hawk. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. More info at: erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/ ]

14. YUNGUNKL – “I Wanna Be In The Band”
from: “I Wanna Be In The Band” – Single / Independence / February 27, 2016
[Garage Rock from St. Joseph, MO, more info at: https://yungunkl.bandcamp.com%5D

15. Erik Voeks – “Delivering Rocks”
from: Delivering Rocks – Single b/w “Grey Town Rain” / Indep / July 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #4. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer at The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded by Erik at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Background vocals on Grey Rain Town: Cameron Hawk, Trumpet: Ryan Oldham (he also arranged the brass parts), Trombone: Joshua Landau. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. More info at: erikvoeks.bandcamp.com.]

16. Attic Light – “Hot In Kansas City”
from: Hot In Kansas City – Single / Independent / July 22, 2016
[The newest single from Kansas City based 4-piece band, Attic Light that will be released onFriday, July 22. Attic Light who just recently finished several weeks of Midwest tour dates in support of our their second EP, The EXILE, recorded in Nashville and released on March 18. Attic Light is Nate Bowman on vocals & guitar, Michael Pittman on guitar, Patrick Rippeto on bass, and Joseph Dillman on drums. Nate Bowman joined us live on WMM on August 24.]

17. The Conquerors – “You Must Be Dreaming”
from: You Must Be Dreaming – Single b/w “Maybe Someday”/ High Dive Records / Dec. 11,
[Second single from the first full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded at Element Recording Studios. Mixed and Mastered by Joel Nanos. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

18. Erik Voeks – “Your Condition”
from: Your Condition – Single b/w “Reasons” / Independent / August 11, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik is released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #5. We have participated each month, playing the song on the first week of the month. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. Thanks: Coleen, Mary, The Thebeaus, Troy Van Horn, Miss America.]

19. The Good Hearts – “Bad Production”
from: Bad Production – Single / Independent / December 8, 2015
[KC based folk/pop/soul/gypsy band made up of: Nicole Springer on vocals, guitar, and percussion, Anna Cook on cello, Roshelle Pekarek on violin, and Aaron Derington on percussion. Bad Production was recorded and produced by Lennon Bone.]

20. Streetlevel Uprising – “The Pendulum Swing”
from: The Pendulum Swing – Single / Streetlevel Uprising / June 4, 2016
[Lawrence, Kansas based Reggae, Rock, Funk. Jay Canter on vocals & guitar, Zate Lockard on keys & vocals, Bill Walker on bass & vocals, David Walker on percussion]

21. Dance Monkey Dance – “Hold Tight”
from: “Hold Tight” – Single / MudStomp Records / April 8, 2016
[Dance Monkey Dance is Doug Dicharry a multi-Instumental, genre-bending, trash smackin, noise creator. Written by Doug Dicharry. All instruments and lead vocals by Doug Dicharry. Female vocals by Zanna Duckworth and Heather Kearney. Recorded and Mixed by Stephen Shellenbarger at Honey Hole studios Joplin, MO More info at: http://www.dougdicharry.com]

22. Not Sisters – “Fight”
from: “Fight” – Single / Independent / Unreleased (Played Sept. 7)
[A song written by Jen Appell about her friend Bill Fresher. Not Sisters is an Indie-acoustic-folk-cabaret du: Jen Appell on guitar & vocals, and Kristina Ning on upright bass. Not Sisters joined us live on WMM on April 13.]

23. Erik Voeks – “Ending of The Ending”
from: Ending of The Ending – Single b/w “It Isn’t For You” / Indep / Sept. 1, 2016
[Part of a series where Erik released a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #6. We have participated each month, playing the song on the first week of the month. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks.]

24. RLT – “moindarium-sleeve”
from: moindarium-sleeve – Single / Rusty Records / Unreleased (Played Sept 21, 2016)
[RLT is a project consisting of Ryan Toms and John Bersuch which relies heavily on spastic electronic loops and intense drum rhythm. At times it can sound swirly and fun and others dark and gritty, all while driving a complex under rhythm that can change frantically. The sound at times can be compared to the loop heavy repetitive math band Battles also the electro groove/jam outfit known as Holy Fuck.]

25. The Deep End – “Uke Round”
from: Uke Round – Single track / Independent / Unreleased (Played Sept. 28)
[A new musical project from Brandon Draper and Joc Max.]

26. Hipshot Killer – “Sky Falling By”
from “Sky Falling By” B-Side Single “All The Hell in The World / Too Much Rock / Oct. 21, 2016

27. Shadow Rabbits – “The One Who Got Away”
from: The One Who Got Away – Single / Shadow Rabbits / October 24, 2016
[Shadow Rabbits is a Kansas City based collaboration between singer/songwriter, Ashley Dattola and producer, Jon Ulasien. Written and recorded by Shadow Rabbits with Keenan Stump on bass guitar. Recorded at “The Zoo” Drums recorded and engineered by Lennon Bone at Element Recording Studio (Kansas City, MO).]

WMM on The Day After with Women Who Rock!

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, November 9, 2016

“7 Deadly Women” + Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Nine”
+ Guest DJ Simone Briand

The Day After with Women Who Rock!

The Day After with Women Who Rock!

Mark spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Berwanger, Shadow Rabbits, Electric Orchids, Alejandro Escovedo, Lambchop, Valley Hush, and GGOOLLDD.

At 10:15, Vi Tran, Erika Baker, and Emma Carter join us to discuss, “7 Deadly Women,” currently running, Thursday, November 10, through Monday, November 14, at 7:30 PM, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO. From ancient greek philosophers to aliens from a distant planet, “7 Deadly Women” whisks audiences through human history with stories both humorous and heartbreaking, examining beauty standards, gender stereotypes, rape culture, sexual health, and more. Written & directed by Erika Baker & Emma Carter, this world premiere is produced By Erika Lynnette Baker, Emma Carter, and Vi Nhan Tran.

At 10:35, we talk with members of Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of “Nine,” currently running through November 20 at The Living Room, 1818 McGee, Kansas City, MO. Based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film “8 ½”, the musical NINE focuses on celebrated filmmaker Guido Contini, facing a midlife crisis, and without a subject for his newest film, he feels heightened pressure from the women in his life. Nine contains the music and lyrics of Maury Yeston. The book is by Arthur Kopit. Originally directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, NINE won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 1982, and Best Revival of a Musical in 2003. More information at: http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

At 11:00, Simone Briand joins us as Guest DJ for our second hour. Simone Briand has lived in New York and Miami, but grew up on the high plains of western Kansas, where she learned to love the sky, sonic booms, and Engelbert Humperdink. Her older siblings’ hippie albums set her on the path to loving music of all types. A self-described zen-hobo, she currently resides in Overland Park, KS, and works as a librarian. Simone Briand will play music from: Son Lux, Laura Lisbeth, Dillon, Solid Space, Rasputina, Silver Apples, Roxy Music, Apollo Heights, and Ray LaMontagne.

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

Show #655

WMM Playlist from November 2, 2016

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, November 2, 2016

Sondra Freeman & Rachel Mallin of Apocalypse Meow 9
+ Calvin Arsenia’s Catastrophe + Maria Vasquez Boyd & Dia de los Muertos

Rachel Mallin, Sondra Freeman, and Calvin Arsenia on Nov. 2, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Rachel Mallin, Sondra Freeman, and Calvin Arsenia on Nov. 2, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:00

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

2. Over The Rhine – “Gonna Let My Soul Catch My Body”
from: Meet Me At the Edge of the World / Great Speckled Dog / September 3, 2013
[Ohio-based folk music band, formed in 1989, centered around husband-and-wife team of Linford Detweiler on piano, guitars, & bass and Karin Bergquist on vocals and guitars. The band’s namesake and place of origin is the Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood Over-the-Rhine. The neighborhood has changed immensely in the last decade, and some credit the band for taking away the negative connotations of the place and opening peoples’ eyes to the ragged beauty of those streets. Karin attended school in Barnesville, Ohio and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1984. She then went to Malone College, located in Canton, Ohio, where she met Linford. Karin and Linford were married in the fall of 1996 in Cincinnati and several years ago relocated to a pre-Civil War farm outside of town. Over the Rhine have toured and recorded in many variations. They have shared the stage with Bob Dylan, John Prine, Adrian Belew, Squeeze, Ani DiFranco, My Morning Jacket, Hem, and toured as “adjunct” members of Cowboy Junkies.]

[Over The Rhine play Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gillham Rd, KCMO, Thursday, Nov 3, 7:00 PM.]

3. Jake Wells – “Roll Like Thunder”
from: Roll Like Thunder – Single / Beach Boy Music / August 29, 2016
[Kansas City based indie folk singer songwriter. Jake Wells was born in Florida grew up in Colorado.jake studied Music Composition at University of Northern Colorado. Jake’s sound evokes an emotionality and maturity much deeper than his age of 21 would imply. He was named one of Spotify’s top 20. He has performed on stages sincere was a teenager and his single releases are currently gaining radio play in the Midwest on several FM stations.]

[Jake Wells plays recordBar, Saturday, November 5, for Apocalypse Meow 9, with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, The Invisible World, Emmaline Twist, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas St. James, and Crystal Clayton.]

4. The Invisible World – “Brick by Brick”
from: Color / Echo / The Invisible World / April 29, 2016
[5-piece alternative rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. With the release of their second EP “Color/Echo” the band has discovered a sound and vibrance that blends genres while cascading passionate lyrics on every piece of life. The roots of the band stretch nearly 15 years, but in it’s current form The Invisible World presents a fast moving alternative rock sound with influences from every corner. In addition to the band’s music discography, in 2014 The Invisible World’s music video/short film “Cars” was an official selection in the Berlin International Short Film Festival.]

[The Invisible World play recordBar, Saturday, November 5, for Apocalypse Meow 9, with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Jake Wells, Emmaline Twist, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas St. James, and Crystal Clayton.]

10:13 – Underwriting

5. Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type – “White Girls”
from: Degenerate Matters [EP] / Independent / releases July 30, 2016
[Indie synthpop from Kansas City based, 5-piece band that includes: Rachel Mallin on lead vocals & guitar, Justin Walker on bass, Austin Edmisten on drums & back-up vocals, Jesse Bartmess on synthesizers & keyboards, Matt Kosinski on lead guitar. Degenerate Matters was recorded, produced, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Musical Arrangements written and performed by Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, and Matt Kosinski. Lyrics written by Rachel Mallin.]

[Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type play Apocalypse Meow, on November 5, at recordBar, with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas St. James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells]

10:19 – Interview with Sondra Freeman & Rachel Mallin

Sondra Freeman is Director of Promotions and Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit created to support music and musicians in Kansas City and the surrounding areas, founded in 2008 by a collective of musicians and music lovers. The Midwest Music Foundation (MMF) unites and empowers the greater Kansas City music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities. Sondra is instrumental in MMF’s annual events: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, as well as many other collaborative musical events and fundraisers.

We fell in love with Rachel Mallin‘s September 2014, solo EP release, The Persistence of Vision, that she recorded, mixed, and produced in the basement of her mom’s house in Gladstone, MO when she was 19. Rachel Mallin was sitting in a University of Missouri lecture hall scrambling to complete the last final exam of her sophomore year when she received a text in ALL CAPS from longtime friend and bassist Justin Walker, announcing that her song, “Razorback” was being broadcast on a radio station in her hometown, KC. Then her song “Something Wicked” was included in the compilation series How To Keep Dreaming Volume 1, from The Record Machine released in 2015. This summer, on July 30, Rachel’s 5 piece band, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type released their debut EP, Degenerate Matters.

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Sondra Freeman and Rachel Mallin join us to share all the details about Apocalypse Meow 9, the annual two-day event to benefit Midwest Music Foundation’s – Abby’s Fund. The weekend kicks off with an, “all-ages” concert at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, on Friday, Nov. 4, with Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds and Maria the Mexican. The main event on Saturday, Nov. 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave. features two stages showcasing music from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas Saint James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells. For more information you can visit http://www.midwestmusicfoundion.org.

Sondra Freeman & Rachel Mallin, Thanks for being with us on WMM.

Apocalypse Meow 9 at Mills and at recordBar

A silent auction and raffle will feature an assortment of fantastic items donated by many local businesses.

Abigail Henderson co-founded Midwest Music Foundation, since her death, three years ago, friends, musicians, collaborators have kept this not-for-profit alive.

Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type is: Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Jesse Bartmess, Matt Kosinski, and Austin Edmisten

Midwest Music Foundation is a part of events all year round: Midcoast Takeover, Middle of The Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, and more…

10:26

6. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Whole Lotta Problems”
from: Live At Grimey’s / Glassnote Entertainment Group / April 16, 2016
[Special Limited Edition Vinyl 2016 Record Store Day Release. Singer songwriters, Madisen Ward and Ruth Ward, both play guitar, and sing, harmonizing as son and mom. In the past 2 years they have garnered national acclaimed after an appearance at the 2014 Americana Music Fest, they signed with Glassnote Records and recorded their debut full-length album in Nashville with acclaimed producer Jim Abbiss. They released their first single, “Silent Movies,” the same night they performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS Television. They launched a big tour across the United States and traveled to Europe for multiple shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and ten did it all again. They sang and played on the influential British television show, “Later With Jools Holland” They were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and the Today Show, and have visited many radio stations. They performed on tour with Sufjan Stevens, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, played Bonnaroo, Pilgramage, the Newport Folk Festival, and others, representing KC all over the world. We were the first to play them on the radio!]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play Apocalypse Meow, on November 5, at recordBar, with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas St. James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells]

10:30

Apocalypse Meow 9, the annual two-day event to benefit Midwest Music Foundation’s – Abby’s Fund. The weekend kicks off with an, “all-ages” concert at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, on Friday, Nov. 4, with Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds and Maria the Mexican. The main event on Saturday, Nov. 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave. features two stages showcasing music from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas Saint James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells. For more information you can visit http://www.midwestmusicfoundion.org.

10:38

7. Shapiro Brothers – “Almost Ready”
from: Shapiro Brothers / Shapiro Brothers / November 3, 2016
[Kansas City based Americana duo, formed by Mikal Shapiro and Chad Brothers who interpret classic country and folk music alongside critically acclaimed originals. Strengthened by Shapiro’s lyrical prowess and Brothers world-class flat picking, the couple showcases their harmonies, stellar guitar interplay and a magnetic onstage chemistry. All songs written by Mikal Shapiro, except “Almost Ready” was written by Mikal Shapiro and Chad Brothers]

[Shapiro Brothers play a special EP Release show, Thursday, November 3, at The Brick, 1727 McGee St, with Grady Keller from Old Sound opening with a solo set and dream pop band Spectator from St. Louis. ]

[Shapiro Brothers play Apocalypse Meow 9, on November 5, at recordBar, with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Nicholas St. James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells]

10:40 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia

Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC in 2014, after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has independently released three EP recordings. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, bango, guitar and harp. Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC professional development program.

Calvin Arsenia joins us to share information about his upcoming “Catastrophe” Album Release Show Tuesday, November 15, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, with Jametatone, and Shane Borth.

Calvin Arsenia, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:49

Calvin Arsenia on the Nov. 2, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Calvin Arsenia on the Nov. 2, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

8. Calvin Arsenia – “Safe” (Live)
this song will be on Calvin’s new record Catastrophe released November 15

11:57

9. Calvin Arsenia – “The Wedding Song” (Live)
this song will be on Calvin’s new record Catastrophe released November 15

Calvin Arsenia plays the recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, Tuesday, November 15, Album Release Show for his new recording at recordBar “Catastrophe” also playing will be Jametatone, and Shane Borth. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

11:00 – Station ID

10. Maria The Mexican – “Carried Away”
from: South Of The Border Moonlight / Maria The Mexican / March 15, 2016
[Second album from Kansas City based band formed by Maria Elena Cuevas, Tess Cuevas, Garrett Nordstrom. Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, Maria The Mexican is a hybrid of Mexican folklore and Rock. For ten years, Teresa and Maria Elena Cuevas performed with Mariachi Estrella founded by their grandmother Teresa Cuevas in 1970. As one of the first all female mariachi bands in the country, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas is a pioneer in the Hispanic musical community. Her band flourished in the 80s but was struck by tragedy when four of the seven members were killed in the Hyatt Skywalk collapse in 1981. Once Teresa recovered she began teaching her grandchildren Mariachi music. In 2000, Teresa and Maria began exploring other genres of music while simultaneously co-directing Mariachi Estrella. Today the fusion of Maria The Mexican is mixed with a touch of blues, soul, funk, and rock n’ roll enhanced by the musical knowledge and sounds of Garrett Nordstrom. With a southwestern flare and melancholy motifs, Maria The Mexican rocks it out in Spanish and English with a host of emotion. More info at: http://www.mariathemexican.com]

[Maria The Mexican will play Mills Record Company on Friday, November 4, with Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds, for Apocalypse Meow 9.]

11. Mariachi El Bronx – “I Would Die 4 U”
from: Purplish Rain / Spin Media / June 23, 2009
[Purplish Rain is a compilation of Prince covers released by Spin magazine for readers of its July 2009 issue. The album contains cover versions of songs from Prince’s 1984 Purple Rain album, in the same track order as the original, on the occasion of the album’s 25th anniversary. It was not a physical album and was available in its digital format up to September 30, 2009.]11:03 – Interview with Maria Vasquez Boyd

11:05 – Interview with Maria Vasquez Boyd / Happy Surprise Birthday Maria Vasquez Boyd

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Maria Vasquez Boyd is a writer and artist and published poet. Maria is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective. She is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has also taught in the Design/Illustration Department and for for the Nelson Atkins Museum. Maria has served as the gallery coordinator for the Guadalupe Center and The Writers Place. She is a contributing Artist at Mattie Rhodes, Prospero’s Books. Maria is host and producer of ARTSPEAK Radio, heard every Wednesday at Noon, on 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio.

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead, is celebrated during November 1 & 2.

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The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art present a Day of The Dead Festival, Sun, November 6, from 10:00 to 4:00 pm.

We recognize those who have gone on to a new spiritual plane, but we also want to recognize someone from our living family that we love and admire so very much.

November 2 is also Maria Vasquez Boyd’s Birthday…

[Friends enter studio with cake, and candles]

Maria Vasquez Boyd HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

[everyone sings Happy Birthday!]

Make a wish! We love you. Coming up we are going to hear songs and poems and original pieces from Maria’s friends: Jenny Mendez, Chato Villalobos, Miguel Morales, Philip blue owl Hooser, Barry Lee, Calvin Arsenia, and Whitney Boyd.

11:09

12. Mariachi Garibaldi – “Happy Birthday”
from: Fechas Inolvidables En México / Disco Fuentes / March 10, 2009

11:10

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Calvin Arsenia

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Calvin Arsenia

13. Calvin Arsenia sings his song, “Kansas City Baby” for Maria (Live)

Calvin Arsenia’s upcoming “Catastrophe” Album Release Show is Tuesday, November 15, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, with Jametatone, and Shane Borth.

11:15

14. Mariachi El Bronx – “I Would Die 4 U”
from: Purplish Rain / Spin Media / June 23, 2009
[Purplish Rain is a compilation of Prince covers released by Spin magazine for readers of its July 2009 issue. The album contains cover versions of songs from Prince’s 1984 Purple Rain album, in the same track order as the original, on the occasion of the album’s 25th anniversary. It was not a physical album and was available in its digital format up to September 30, 2009.]

11:16 – Barry Lee reads an original poem about Maria

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Barry Lee

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Barry Lee

Barry Lee is 90.1 FM KKFI’s Station Manager, Barry Lee is also the host of the long running and acclaimed radio program Signal To Noise, not broadcast Friday nights at 9:00 pm on90,1 FM For the past six years Barry has organized a giant Beatles Tribute show as a benefit for KKFI. Barry Lee has also produced special CDs for KKFI, including this year’s Collaborations, which brought together musicians who may not have the opportunity to collaborate together on original songs recorded especially for this new collection

11:21

15. Blondie – “Maria”
from: No Exit / Beyond Records / February 15, 1999
[No Exit is the seventh studio album by the American rock group Blondie. This song was Blondie’s comeback single, their first since “War Child” in July 1982. The song peaked at number eighty two on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song topped the charts in the United Kingdom, becoming the band’s sixth chart-topping song in that country. It also peaked within the top ten of the charts in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland.]

11:22 – Jenny Mendez talks about her longtime friend Maria

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Jenny Mendez

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Jenny Mendez

Jenny Mendez is Director of Cultural Arts at Mattie Rhodes Center, where she has worked since 1998. Jenny graduated from The Kansas City Art Institute. With Mattie Rhodes Jenny in instrumental in organizing the 18th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition & Festival that is currently at Mattie Rhodes through November 12. Jenny Mendez and Maria Vasquez Boyd have collaborated together on many projects though out the years, and together they have been involved in helping to build and create the Day of The Dead altar piece, for The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

11:27

16. John Cale – “Maria”
from: Helen of Troy / Island Records / November, 1975
[ Helen of Troy is the sixth studio album by Welsh musician John Cale, released in 1975 by record label Island, his last of three albums for the label. During the sessions Cale cut three other songs: the unreleased covers “Willow Weep for Me” and “God Only Knows”. Another unused track, “Mary Lou”, was released on the compilation album Guts. The album features a cover of “Pablo Picasso” by The Modern Lovers, a song which Cale had produced for the band’s debut album. Helen of Troy was released in November 1975 by Island. Even though the other Island albums were issued in the US (June 1, 1974, Fear, Slow Dazzle, Guts), Helen of Troy was not. It was commonly sold as a UK import all over the US. No singles were released from the album. This album came out without the consent of Cale, who considered that the tapes were not finished. Cale was touring when the album was released. For the spring 1975 tour of Slow Dazzle, he assembled guitarist Chris Spedding alongside Sandy Denny’s previous rhythm section of Pat Donaldson (bass) and Timi Donald (drums). Later that autumn, he toured again with this same line-up for twice as many dates. After shipping the first pressings Island Records replaced the track “Leaving It Up to You” with “Coral Moon”, because the former song mentioned Sharon Tate, wife of film director Roman Polanski, who was murdered in 1969 by the Charles Manson gang (Island never updated the cover or label). Things turned sour, and Cale and Island went their separate ways. The CD version contains both tracks. John Cale explained: “It could have been a great album. I came back from finishing Patti Smith’s Horses and had three days to finish Helen of Troy before I went on Italian tour. I was spending eighteen hours a day in the studio. When I got back, I found the record company had gone ahead and released what amounted to demo tapes. The trouble was that Island had their own ideas of what that album should sound like. They wanted to include songs I don’t particularly like, but it was also an impertinent assumption on my part that I was capable of managing myself. My determination to have Helen of Troy the way I did was not really fair to Island or my management, especially at a time when Island was losing its percentage of the market, which was making everybody very paranoid.”]

11:28 – Chato Villalobos talks about his friendship with Maria

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Chato Villalobos

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Chato Villalobos

Chato Villalobos is a poet, and father, and 15 year veteran of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. He has spent his last 9 years on the impact squad doing community policing at the Westside CAN Center. Chato was recently recognized with a proclamation from the mayor regarding the work he does with the Westside and immigrant community through community policing. His work has been featured in Al Jazeer America and the New York Times. Chato is a member of the Latino Writers Collective, the Union Cultura Mexicana, and just finished serving his 7th year on the board of directors of the Guadalupe Education Systems.

11:33 – Underwriting

17. Men At Work – “Maria”
from: Two Hearts / Columbia – Sony / 1985
[Australian rock band, which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals; he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead guitar. They were joined by Greg Ham on flute, saxophone, and keyboards and finally John Rees on bass guitar. This line-up achieved national and international success in the early 1980s. In January 1983, they were the first Australian artists to have a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the United States Billboard charts – Business as Usual (released on 9 November 1981) and “Down Under” (1981), respectively. With the same works, they achieved the same distinction of a simultaneous No. 1 album and No. 1 single on the Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom charts. Their second album, Cargo (2 May 1983) was also No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in New Zealand, No. 3 in the US, and No. 8 in the UK. Their third album, Two Hearts (3 April 1985), reached the top 20 in Australia and top 50 in the US.]

11:36 – Whitney Boyd reads an original piece about her Mom.

Whitney Boyd teaches elementary education and also helps rescue dogs for Chain of Hope. Whitney is the daughter of Maria Vasquez Boyd and she is in the classroom right now, but taped a special message, for her mom.

18. Whitney Boyd – “Mom Birthday”

11:40

19. Greg Brown – “Where is Maria?”
from: Further In / Red House / September 24, 1996
[Further In is noted for its broad variety of music and lyrics. Greg Brown is noted for his humor, songwriting, storytelling, touring, and his work on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. A review written for Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange stated that “Further In is an order of magnitude more powerful, more perceptive, and more moving” then Browns previous album The Poet Game which was at the time considered “the grand opus of his life.” The album also received a four star review in Rolling Stone magazine. A review in Dirty Linen described the album as Brown’s best since Dream Café and praised the album for the “broad swath in subject matter” covered by the various songs.]

11:41 – Philip blue owl Hooser reads an original poem about Maria

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Philip blue owl Hooser

Maria Vasquez Boyd & Philip blue owl Hooser

Philip blue owl Hooser is an actor, playwright, director, teacher, and Dramaturge. He has been on stage at The Rep, The Unicorn, the Coterie, Late Night Theater, Gorilla Theatre, Mystery Train Theatre, Just Off Broadway, The Fishtank, Musical Theatre Heritage. His plays have been produced at The Unicorn, The Coterie, Gorilla Theatre, Late Night Theatre to name a few. Philip gives the pre-show lectures at the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and is also the creative genius behind “Eat Their Words,” a live performance and reading of celebrity biographies in Kansas City. Philip is a part of the volunteer team of the Out Here Now Film Festival, and he does film pieces with Michael McQuary for KIFF and OM Film Fest. Philip Blue Owl Hooser is the co-host of The Tenth Voice on 90.1 FM – KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, broadcast Saturdays at 1:00 PM.

11:46

20. Stephin Merritt – “Maria Maria Maria”
from: Eban and Charley / Merge Records / January 22, 2002

11:47 – Miguel Morales talks about his friend Maria

Miguel Morales is a award winning poet and journalist who grew up in Texas working as a migrant and seasonal farmworker. He is a Lambda Literary Fellow, a member of the Macondo Writers Workshop, and a VONA/Voices alum, and The Latino Writers Collective. Miguel is the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. Miguel has also bravely worked as an activist for equality.

Happy Birthday Maria Vasquez Boyd we love you!

A Big THANK YOU to all of the beautiful friends of Maria: Jenny Mendez, Chato Villalobos, Miguel Morales, Philip blue owl Hooser, Barry Lee, Calvin Arsenia, and Whitney Boyd.

11:54

21. Patti Smith – “Maria”
from: Banga / Columbia Records a Division of Sony / June 1, 2012
[11th studio album by Poet / Biographer / Musician / Artist / Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee: Patti Smith. Recorded throughout 2011 at New York’s Electric Lady Studios and Hoboken’s Hobo Recorders, Banga was produced by Smith, Tony Shanahan, Jay Dee Daugherty and collaborator Lenny Kaye. with guest musicians: Tom Verlaine of Television and Smith’s own children, Jackson and Jesse Paris.]

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

Next week, on November 9, we play more New & MidCoastal releases, plus we talk with Vi Tran, Erika Baker, and Emma Carter join us to talk about 7 Deadly Women, currently running at The Buffalo Room. We also talk with members of Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of Nine, currently running at The Living Room Theatre through November 20. Guest Producer Simone Briand joins us for our second hour.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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

Show #654

Wednesday MidDay Medley spins Apocalypse Meow 9 + Calvin Arsenia + Maria Vasquez Boyd

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, November 2, 2016

Sondra Freeman & Rachel Mallin of Apocalypse Meow 9
+ Calvin Arsenia’s Catastrophe + Maria Vasquez Boyd & Dia de los Muertos

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Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Shapiro Brothers, Jake Wells, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Calvin Arsenia, The Invisible World, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Maria The Mexican. We’ll also play: Over The Rhine, Mariachi El Bronx, Mariachi Garibaldi, Greg Brown, John Cale, Patti Smith, Stephin Merritt, Blondie, and More.

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At 10:20 Sondra Freeman and Rachel Mallin join us to talk about Apocalypse Meow 9, the annual two-day event to benefit Midwest Music Foundation’s – Abby’s Fund. The weekend kicks off with a free, all-ages concert at Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd, on Friday, Nov. 4, with Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds and Maria the Mexican. The main event on Saturday, Nov. 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave. features two stages showcasing music from: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas Saint James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells. A silent auction and raffle will feature an assortment of fantastic items donated by many local businesses. For more information you can visit http://www.midwestmusicfoundion.org.

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At 10:40 Mark talks with Calvin Arsenia about his upcoming “Catastrophe” Album Release Show Tuesday, November 15, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, with Jametatone, and Shane Borth. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC in 2014, after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has independently released three EP recordings. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, bango, guitar and harp. Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC professional development program. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

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At 11:00, writer and artist Maria Vasquez Boyd joins us to talk about Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during November 1 & 2. The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art present a Day of The Dead Festival, Sunday, October 6, from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. Maria Vasquez Boyd is a founding member of the Latino Writers Collective. She is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has also taught in the Design/Illustration Department. Maria has served as the gallery coordinator for the Guadalupe Center and The Writers Place. She is a contributing Artist at Mattie Rhodes, Prospero’s Books, and Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Maria is host and producer of ARTSPEAK Radio, Wednesdays at Noon, on 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio.

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

Show #654

WMM Playlist from October 26, 2016

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Nico Gray & Haunted Tracks from The Limelight in Chicago
+ Michael McQuary + Beth Byrd’s Physical Theatre

Nico Gray, Janet Henry, Michael McQuary, Beth Byrd on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Nico Gray, Janet Henry, Michael McQuary, Beth Byrd on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

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

2. William Stromberg & Moscow Symphony Orch. – “Universal Signature”
from: Salter – Skinner: Monster Music / Marco-Polo / 1995
[Frank Skinner was a composer & arranger born in Meredosia, Illinois on Dec. 31, 1897. He died in Beverly Hills, California, Oct. 9, 1968. A graduate of the Chicago Musical College (now the Chicago Conservatory of Music), 16-year-old Frank found employment in vaudeville and began playing in local areas with his brother Carl on drums billed as the Skinner Brothers dance band. He began writing and arranging music for dance bands in New York, from 1925 to 1935, arranging 2000 popular songs for Robbins Publishing. After a short period at MGM, working on musical settings for The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Skinner was hired by Universal Studios. Over the course of his 30 years there, he composed music for more than 200 films earning five Academy Award nominations (1938–43). His distinctive approach to scoring horror films, such as Son of Frankenstein (1939) and The Wolf Man (1941), has been characterized as a ‘passion for chromatic lines … mirrored contours … [and] restrained, yet ominously mythical orchestrations’ (Marcello). He gained new recognition in the 1950s for his lush romantic scores, including those for such Douglas Sirk films as Magnificent Obsession (1954) and Written on the Wind (1956). Despite many changes in the film industry, his book Underscore (1950) has survived as an excellent introduction to film music composition. The Wolf Man is a 1941 American drama horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner. The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as a werewolf named “The Wolf Man” and features Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Béla Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya in supporting roles. The title character has had a great deal of influence on Hollywood’s depictions of the legend of the werewolf. The film is the second Universal Pictures werewolf film, preceded six years earlier by the less commercially successful Werewolf of London (1935). Lon Chaney, Jr. would reprise his classic role as “The Wolf Man” in four sequels, beginning with Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in 1943.]

3. Freight Train Rabbit Killer w/ Jason Vivone – “Come On In The Valley (Stomp)”
from: KKFI Collaborations / KKFI 90.1 FM / January 29, 2016
[Collaborations was produced by 90.1 FM Station Manager – Barry Lee. The album features 13 collaborations: Betse & Clarke with Bird Fleming & John Kizilarmut; Kasey Rausch Music with The Vine Street Seven; Howard Iceberg with Hidden Pictures; Victor & Penny with Cody Wyoming; Gary Kirkland & Bill Dye; Angela Hagenbach & The KKFI Jazz Band (Jeff Harshbarger, Roger Wilder, John Kizilarmut, Terry Wilkerson); Jen Harris with Rich Hill; Bobby Watson with Grupo Aztlan, and The T.J. Marley Trio; BCR with Music by Betse Ellis and Bill Dye; The Boss Toms (The Latenight Callers with Teri Quinn); Enrique Chi of Making Movies with Bob Walkenhorst and Una Walkenhorst, Cucharada with Gerald Trimble’s Celtic and World Music Sessions, Freight Train Rabbit Killer with Jason Vivone.]

[Freight Train Rabbit Killer present a Concert & Comic Book Release, Friday, October 28, at 9:30 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Berwanger who are playing a CD Release show for their new record, Exorcism Rock. FTRK will be releasing a limited number of hand sown, Japanese style, stab bound books for this performance. There will be a one-time theatrical performance from Freight Train Rabbit Killer and the Legion of Ghosts– over 15 of KC and Springfield’s finest musicians. In addition to FTRK’s doom blues guitars, there will be a 3-piece horn section, organ, pedal steel, bass, percussion and theatrical performances to entertain the audience, all while being professionally recorded.]

4. William Stromberg & Moscow Symphony -“Son of Frankenstein: Main Title”
from: Salter – Skinner: Monster Music / Marco-Polo / 1995
[Frank Skinner was a composer & arranger. Son of Frankenstein the 1939, horror monster film, and is the 3d film in Universal Studios’ Frankenstein series and the last to feature Boris Karloff as the Monster as well as the first to feature Bela Lugosi as Ygor. The picture is a sequel to James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi. The film was a reaction to the very popular re-releases of Dracula with Lugosi and Frankenstein with Karloff as a double-feature in 1938. Universal’s declining horror output was revitalized with the enormously successful Son of Frankenstein, in which the studio cast both Karloff and Lugosi.]

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:07 – Interview with Michael McQuary

Actor of stage & screen, Michael McQuary, joined us to share his unique interpretations of the monsters of film: Béla Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, and more. Michael is the creator of the award winning one-man shows in New York City: Matinee Idol, Man of 1001 Faces, and My Own Space, and most recently, for the KC Fringe Festival “I’m Hollywood.”

Michael is the star of the new Mile Deep Films short film, “Corvalo” directed by Anthony Ladesich, playing the Kansas International Film Festival, November 10, at The Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Michael will be performing Friday, October 28, with Johnny Riley & The Delta Beats, at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, with The Culprits, and Nicholas St. James, when they open for the legendary Blues Legend, Jimmie Mayes.

10:14

5. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell on You”
from: Single – (Jeremy Sole’s Zombie Stomp Remix) / self released / 2011
[Jeremy Sole is a critically acclaimed DJ, he is also a radio show host at KCRW in Santa Monica, California (www.kcrw.com) and is Co-Founder and resident deejay of “AFRO FUNKÉ.” Sole has drawn a loyal crowd every week for the past 7 years. This is his arena for Afrobeat, Latin, Brazilian and other authentic and remixed world rhythms. Hundreds of international guests have joined him, from deejays Rich Medina and Cut Chemist to impromptu jam sessions with Zap Mama and Stevie Wonder. “Jeremy is a great DJ, presenter, producer and knower-of-music …an extremely cool dude. I cannot stop listening to his remix of ‘I Put A Spell On You’ …it’s irresistible.” – Henry Rollins]

10:24

6. Betse & Clarke – “Stepping On Ghosts”
from: River Still Rise / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Full-length debut album, from folk duo, Betse & Clarke. Betse Ellis on fiddles, violins, viola & vocals and Clarke Wyatt on banjos and cello. Recorded during the Winter-Spring of 2016. Produced by Clarke Wyatt and Betse Ellis. Recorded and mixed by Clarke Wyatt. Final mix assistance from Chad Meise at Massive Sound. “River Still Rise,” is a collection of originals and reworked traditional compositions that are presented “to be enjoyed as a musical adventure, much like the river exploration of the famous duo Lewis & Clark, an inspiration for the band’s name.” Betse Ellis writes in the extended liner notes: “The phrase River Still Rise appears in the journals of Meriwether Lewis, and to me, most notably when the Corps of Discovery readied their boats and supplies for the beginning of their river journey. Documenting all the details of the excursion included aspects of the weather, the general demeanor or specific behavior of the crew, and most certainly the level of the river. The river needed to be high enough to be navigable, and in that way, Clarke and I have been putting together our gear and supplies, building our boat, and watching the weather signs for about a year and a half at this point. We made this recording at home with the best gear we could acquire, and with Clarke’s long-built engineering and producing knowledge.”]

[Betse & Clarke play a Homecoming Concert, Thursday, October 27, at 7:00 PM, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd. featuring their full string band, Brushy Creek, with Brett Hodges and Alex Mallett.]

7. Iggy & The Stooges – “Gimme Danger”
from: Raw Power / Columbia / February 7, 1973
[3rd studio album from Ann Arbor, Michigan band, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. After their first two albums, The Stooges (1969) and Fun House (1970) were released to little commercial success, The Stooges were in disarray: they had officially broken up, bassist Dave Alexander was fighting alcoholism, and singer Iggy Pop’s heroin addiction was escalating prior to the intervention of David Bowie. Pop later recalled, “Very few people recognized the quality of the Stooges’ songwriting, it was really meticulous. And to his credit, the only person I’d ever known of in print to notice it, among my peers of professional musicians, was Bowie.” Pop relocated to London, having signed on as a solo artist to MainMan Management, who also handled Bowie. Pop said that Columbia executives insisted on two ballads “Gimme Danger” and “I Need Somebody”. The album was recorded in London’s CBS Studios, from Sept. 10 to Oct. 6, 1972. Pop produced and mixed the album by himself; unfortunately, his botched first attempt mixed most of the instruments into one stereo channel and the vocals into the other, with little regard for balance or tone quality. Tony DeFries, the head of MainMan, informed Pop that the album would be remixed by Bowie. Pop agreed to this, claiming that “the other choice was I wasn’t going to get my album out. I think DeFries told me that CBS refused to release it like that, I don’t know”, but insisted that his own mix for “Search and Destroy” be retained. Due to budgetary constraints, Bowie remixed 7 songs in one day in an inexpensive LA studio, Western Sound Recorders, in October 1972.]

8. Berwanger – “I Want You Bad”
from: Exorcism Rock / Doghouse Records / To be released November 4, 2016
[Josh Berwanger was in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. The band recently reunited for new shows and a tour this year. Berwanger was also in the band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Touth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Berwanger released their EP Demonios November 11, 2016.]

[Josh Berwanger Band play a special CD Release Show with the Freight Train Rabbit Killer Concert & Comic Book Release, Friday, October 28, at 9:30 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand.]

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Beth Byrd, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:32 – Interview with Beth Bryd, and Janet Henry

Beth Byrd is Artistic-Director of Byrd Productions Physical Theater, founded in 1995. With over 30 years of profession work as a mime, clown, physical theater artist, producer of physical theater and teacher, Beth has toured the country as a solo artist for schools and libraries. Beth has appeared in television and film and commercials, and has collaborated with Kansas City Renaissance Festival, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, City in Motion Dance Theatre, The Folly Theatre, the Reynolds Family Circus, Dance in The Park, KC Fringe Fest. Beth was an original board member of the Just Off Broadway Theatre. Beth studied at The Goldstone & Johnson School for Mime with Marcel Marceau and is a 2014 Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio Resident.

Janet Henry has appeared professionally in the Kansas City premieres of the plays: “Cups” produced by Theatre League at The Unicorn Theatre, and “Arts or Crafts” produced by One Time Productions at the Bloch Artspace. Janet was recently an actor in the One Minute Play Festival at The Fishtank Theatre. She has collaborated with actor and designer Brad Shaw on several productions. Her collaborations with Beth Byrd Physical Theatre led to her recent studies in Barcelona, Spain. Janet Henry has worked in stage and film. She is a mom, a former track star, and recently adopted

Byrd Productions Physical Theater, was founded in 1995. Bryd Productions presents a Physical Theatre Festival, October 24 through October 30, at The Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Vally Drive.

Beth Byrd & Janet Henry thank you for being with us in WMM.

Byrd Productions is celebrating 21 years of Physical Theatre with a festival that includes 4 workshops and 3 performances of pure Physical Theatre expression, featuring some of the best local and international performers in the field.

Beth Byrd talked about the definition of what is Physical Theatre. For her, “Physical Theater” is theater that requires a physical vernacular in order to conceive and is created/written physically. It’s theatre that is experienced viscerally by the audience, broadening the spectator’s and creator’s experience in a universal and otherwise unapproachable way. It’s theatre that goes beyond words.

The Physical Theatre Festival, is October 24 through October 30, at The Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Vally Drive – The schedule of events:

Physical Storytelling, A Workshop by Jason Bohon – Mon, Oct 24 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Intro to Commedia dell’Arte, A Workshop by Patrick Rippeto – Tues, Oct 25 at 7 – 9 PM

Mime for every BODY: A Workshop by Beth Byrd-Lonski – Wed, Oct 26, at 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central, KCMO 64108

A Life In Her Day – A One Woman Show by Hilary Chaplain – Fri, Oct 28 at 8 PM – 10 PM at the Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central, KCMO 64108

A Physical Comedy Workshop by Hilary Chaplain – Saturday, October 29 at 10 AM – 5 PM

The Physical Theater Festival Cabaret Night – Saturday, Oct 29, at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM at Just Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central,

Pepper and June & Co. – Sunday, Oct 30 at 2 PM – 4:00 PM at Just Off Broadway Theater

Bryd Productions presents a Physical Theatre Festival, October 24 through October 30, at The Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Vally Drive. The Festival includes numerous workshops, along with live performances, and A Physical Theatre Festival Cabaret Night, Saturday, October 29, at 8:00 PM at Just Off Broadway Theatre. More info at: http://www.byrdproductions.org

10:45 – Underwriting

9. Ed Wood – “Plan 9 From Outer Space (Trailer)”
from: Halloween Nuggets: Monster Sixties A Go-Go / Rock Beat / 2014
[Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is a 1959 American B & W science fiction horror film. The film was written, produced, directed and edited by Ed Wood, and stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson, Vampira and posthumously bills Bela Lugosi. Shortly after Lugosi’s death the story and screenplay for Grave Robbers from Outer Space were written and finalized, with Wood planning to use the unconnected, unrelated footage of Lugosi as a means of putting a credit for him on the picture. Wood used the Lugosi footage as a means of attracting actors to the picture, by saying to them that he was making “Bela Lugosi’s last movie.” Though Wood’s actions were driven in part by the desire to give his film a ‘star name’ and attract horror fans, the Lugosi cameo was also meant as a loving tribute and farewell to the actor, who had become fast friends with Wood in the last three years of Lugosi’s life. Wood hired his wife’s chiropractor, Tom Mason, as a stand-in for Lugosi, even though Mason was taller than Lugosi and bore no resemblance to him, making him one of the earliest “fake Shemps”. Narration from Criswell was also employed in an attempt to better link Lugosi’s footage with the rest of Plan 9. Every last scrap of material Wood had of Lugosi was utilized in the theatrical cut of the film, including what are minor sprocket discolorations, film trims that would in a normal film be discarded as unusable. Cuts of the film on VHS during the 80s and 90s, the vast majority unauthorized bootleg dupes, varied drastically not only in quality but also in the amount of Lugosi material retained.]

10:48 – More Interview with Michael McQuary

Joining us throughout our first hour, is actor of stage & screen, Michael McQuary.

Before leaving NYC, Michael McQuary’s NYC apartment was filmed by CNN as a interesting real estate challenge. Michael’s long-time apartment was styled like a mysterious residence in a forbidden city, part living space, part movie set.

Michael McQuary moved to Kansas City three halloweens ago.

Michael is an artist, in make up, costume, stage settings, props for film and stage. Micheal is also a visual artist of personal portraits, “life captures”with china ink that are collected internationally. Michael designs for YourPowerSign.com where he creates personal art works of metal.

Michael has been embraced by the area film community, appearing in multiple short promotional pieces to the OM film festival.

Michael also stars of the new Mile Deep Films short film, “Corvalo” directed by Anthony Ladesich, playing the Kansas International Film Festival, November 10, at The Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Michael McQuary Thanks for being with us again on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Michael will be performing Friday, October 28, with Johnny Riley & The Delta Beats, at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, with The Culprits, and Nicholas St. James, when they open for the legendary Blues Legend, Jimmie Mayes.

10:55

10. Not A Planet – “The World We Know”
from: Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now / Independent / September 10, 2016
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals; Nathan Showalter on keyboards and backing vocals.]

[Not A Planet play a special Halloween show at recordbar, Mon, Oct 31, when Not A Planet covers Led Zepplein, Carswell & Hope cover Elton John, and a mystery band covers the New York Dolls.]

11:00 – Station ID

Michael McQuary and Nico Gray on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Michael McQuary and Nico Gray on the October 26, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:00 – Guest Producer – Nico Gray & Haunted Tracks from The Limelight

Our friend, Nico Gray, joined us as “Guest Producer” for our second hour. Nico is a former theatre actor, performance artist, writer, and is currently a marketing and advertising consultant. Rooted in KC, Nico grew up with radio. Nico writes that, “Music has always served as the ‘passport’ through spiritual journeys that have transplanted him to the brownstones of Chicago, the rooftops of Paris, the sea-side of Marseille and the balconies of NYC. ”

Nico shared haunted tracks inspired by his move to Chicago, 30 years ago, when he worked at The Limelight. The Limelight opened July 31, 1985 and closed New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1988. Nico writes “Halloween was an everyday lifestyle that we lived and emulated at Limelight.” Nico will play representative songs of these moments and memories, and the holiday that perpetuated the Chicago 1980’s underground nightclub lifestyle.

The Limelight

The Limelight

The Former Chicago Historical Society Building is a historic landmark located at 632 N. Dearborn Street on the northwest corner of Dearborn and Ontario streets in downtown Chicago. Built in 1892, the granite-clad building is a prime example of Henry Ives Cobb’s Romanesque Revival architecture; the pair of large winged Gothic gargoyles at the entrance were a more recent addition. The building was the home of the Chicago Historical Society after its original headquarters burned down in the Great Chicago Fire, and prior to its relocation to Lincoln Park in 1931. Afterwards, the building housed a magazine publisher, the Works Progress Administration, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Chicago Institute of Design (1946–1956), and recording studios (1950s and 1960s). Since 1985 it has been the location of a series of nightclubs. From 1985 to 1989, nightclub entrepreneur Peter Gatien operated The Limelight nightclub in the building, one of his chain of nightclubs under that name; at some point he bought the building. In January 1989, Gatien sold the building to Fred Hoffman for $3.5 million. Peter Gatien was born August 8, 1952, and is a Canadian club owner and party promoter. He is best known as the former owner of several New York nightclubs, including The Limelight, Palladium, Club USA, and Tunnel. He was once dubbed as the “King of New York Clubs”, during his time in New York City.

11. Dead Can Dance — “Song for Sophia”
from: A Passage In Time / 4AD / 1991
[Australian musical project formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance’s style as “constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras and art rock.” Having disbanded in 1998, they reunited briefly in 2005 for a world tour and reformed in 2011, releasing a new album (Anastasis) and embarking on several tours.]

12. The Phantom of the Opera Orchestra — “Overture”
from: Highlights from The Phantom of the Opera/ Polydor / 1987

13. Dead Can Dance —“De Profundis (Out of the Depths of Sorrow)”
from: Spleen and Ideal / 4AD / 1985

14. Haunted Sounds Music Company- “The Mad Organist”
from: A Night In A Haunted House/ Symphonette Music Dist./ 1992

15. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”
from: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult / Rykodisc RCD10662 / 2004
[American electronic industrial rock band originally based in Chicago, Illinois and founded by Groovie Mann (born Frankie Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (born Marston Daley). They became known in the 1980s as pioneers of the industrial music genre – although by the early 1990s they had changed to a more disco-oriented sound – and as a frequent target of censorship groups, including the PMRC, which objected to the band’s humorous and satirical references to Satan, Jesus and sex in their song lyrics and stage shows. During the early 1990s, Thrill Kill Kult had several hits on the U.S. dance club and alternative charts. They also contributed songs to several movie soundtracks and appeared in the 1994 film The Crow. The band has continued to record and tour with a rotating lineup in addition to core members Mann and McCoy. In 2012, the band celebrated its 25th anniversary.]

16. Jerry Goldsmith – “Ave Satani”
from: The Omen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Tattoo Records / 1976
[Theme song to the film The Omen (1976) composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The Omen won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, with Ave Satani nominated for Best Original Song, one of the few foreign language (Latin) songs ever to be nominated. The Latin title of Ave Satani translates to “Hail Satan” in English. In an interview, Goldsmith says that his idea was to create a kind of Satanic version of a Gregorian chant and came up with ideas while talking with the London choir-master of the orchestra who was helping him. He decided to create something like a Black Mass, inverting Latin phrases from the Latin Mass. The choir-master, according to Goldsmith, was an expert in Latin and helped him come up with phrases; instead of saying “Hail Mary”, they decided on “Hail Satan”, and so on. The song contains various Latin phrases inverting Christ and the Mass, such as “Ave Versus Christi”, meaning “Hail Anti-Christ”, and “Corpus Satani”, an inversion of “Corpus Christi”, the body of Christ. The resulting lyrics are an inversion of the Roman Catholic rite of the consecration and elevation of the body and blood of Christ during the Mass (see Eucharist in the Catholic Church).]

17. Iggy Pop – “Fun Time”
from: The Idiot / RCA Victor / 1977
[Debut solo album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. It was the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Although issued after Low, the opening installment of Bowie’s so-called “Berlin Trilogy”, the pair began writing and recording songs for The Idiot in mid-1976, before Bowie started work on his own album. As such, The Idiot has been claimed as heralding the unofficial beginning of Bowie’s “Berlin” period, and is a departure from the hard rock of Pop’s former band the Stooges, being compared particularly to Low and Heroes in its electronic effects, treated instrument sounds and introspective atmosphere. The album is regarded by critics as one of Pop’s best works, but is not generally considered representative of his output. Its title was inspired by Dostoyevsky’s novel The Idiot, three of the participants in the recording—Bowie, Pop and Tony Visconti—being familiar with the book. The album has been characterized as a major influence on subsequent post-punk, electronic, and industrial artists.]

11:28 – Underwriting

18. Kavinsky – “Nightcall”
from: Nightcall / Record Makers / 2012
[Vincent Pierre Claude Belorgey was born July 31, 1975, and is known as Kavinsky, is a French house artist whose production style is very reminiscent of the electro pop film soundtracks of the 1980s. Kavinsky claimed that his music is inspired by thousands of movies he watched as a young boy and that he has cherry-picked the best parts from them, consolidating them into one concept. Kavinsky has been compared to many similar French house artists including Daft Punk and Danger. He achieved greater mainstream recognition after his track “Nightcall” was featured in the 2011 film Drive.]

19. Michel Rubini & Denny Jaeger – “Sarah’s Panic”
from: The Hunger (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) MGM/UA Entertainment Co./ 1983
[The Hunger is a 1983 British-American erotic horror film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It is the story of a love triangle between a doctor who specialises in sleep and aging research and a vampire couple. The film is a loose adaptation of the 1981 novel of the same name by Whitley Strieber, with a screenplay by Ivan Davis and Michael Thomas, and is Scott’s feature directorial debut.]

20. Jürgen Knieper-“Die Kathedrale Der Bücher(The Cathedral of Books)”
from: Wings Of Desire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Elektra Nonesuch / 1989
[Wings of Desire (German: Der Himmel über Berlin, “The Sky/Heaven Over Berlin”) is a 1987 Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of the human inhabitants and comfort those who are in distress. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated or estranged from their loved ones. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist. The angel chooses to become human so that he can experience the human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one, and so that he can experience human love with the trapeze artist. The film is shot in both a rich, sepia-toned black-and-white and color, with the former being used to represent the world as experienced by the angels. Wim Wenders won best director award both at Cannes film festival and European film Awards for the film. The film was selected as the West German entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy award and BAFTA award, and was accepted as a nominee for the latter. The film has cult status and is included in Criterion Collection since 2009.]

21. The Cult – “Brother Wolf Sister Moon”
from: Love / Sire / 1985
[British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult. They gained a dedicated following in the UK in the mid-1980s as a post-punk/gothic rock band, with singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary”, before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as “Love Removal Machine” and “Fire Woman”. The band fuse a “heavy metal revivalist” sound with the “pseudo-mysticism … of the Doors [and] the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin … while adding touches of post-punk goth rock”. Since their initial form in Bradford during 1981, the band have had various line-ups; the longest-serving members are vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band’s two songwriters. After moving to London, the band released the album Love in 1985, which charted at No. 4 in the UK, and which included singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Rain”. In the late 1980s, the band supplemented their post-punk sound with hard rock in their third album, Electric; the polish on this new sound was facilitated by Rick Rubin, who produced the record. Their fourth album, Sonic Temple, proceeded in a similar vein, and these two albums enabled them to break into the North American market. By the early 1990s, the band were fraying behind the scenes, due to alcohol abuse and off-stage tensions, leading to a break-up in 1995.[1] The band reunited in 1999 and recorded the album Beyond Good and Evil, and they reissued all of their albums in Asia and Eastern Europe in 2003 and Japan in 2004. In 2006, the band reformed again to perform a series of worldwide tours. In October 2007, the band released the album Born into This, on the Roadrunner Records label. In July 2009, Astbury announced that the Cult would not record or produce any more studio albums, focusing on EPs and digital releases instead for new material, though he subsequently changed his mind and declared that there would be another album in the near future. The band have since released two more studio albums: Choice of Weapon (2012) and Hidden City (2016).]

22. Haunted Sounds Music Company – “Procession of The Undead”
from: A Night In A Graveyard / Symphonette Music Dist. / 1992

23. Shriekback – “Nemesis”
from: Oil And Gold / Island Records / 1985
[English rock band formed in 1981 in Kentish Town by Barry Andrews, formerly of XTC and League of Gentlemen (keyboards/synthesizers/vocals), and Dave Allen, formerly of the Gang of Four (bass), with Carl Marsh, formerly of Out On Blue Six (guitars/vocals) soon added to the line-up. They were joined by Martyn Barker on drums in 1983. Other members included: Luc Van Acker, Linda Nevill, Emma Burnham, Brian Nevill, Pedro Ortiz, Clare Hirst, Lu Edmunds, Wendy and Sara Partridge (from Electric Guitars), Steve Halliwell, Eve Moon, Ivan Julian, Mike Cozzi, and Jessica Palin/Jose Fina Cupido.]

24. The Robert Cobert Orchestra (feat. Joanathan Frid) – “Epilogue/Dark Shadows”
from: The Original Music From ABC-TV’s Dark Shadows / Phillips / 1969

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

Next week, on November 2, Mark welcomes special guests Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation and Rachel Mallin who join us to talk about Apocalypse Meow 9, Friday, November 4 at Mills Record Company with Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds and Maria The Mexican, and Saturday November 5 at recordBar with Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Emmaline Twist, The Invisible World, Shapiro Brothers, Nicholas St. James, Crystal Clayton, and Jake Wells. We will also talk with Calvin Arsenia who plays a “Catastrophe” Album Release Show at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm, with Jametatone + Liz, and Quixotic. and i our second hour we welcome special guest Maria Vasquez Boyd who joins us to discuss upcoming Day Of the Dead Festivities

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Show #653

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The MidCoast Sound

The MidCoast Sound

“The MidCoast Sound”
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt
+ Egads Theatre + Barry Lee & The Beatles Tribute Show!

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” from: Lovergurl, Betse & Clarke, Spirit is the Spirit, M Bird, Andrew Foshee, Ruth Acuff, The Tambourine Club, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Krystle Warren, John Prine & Iris Dement, The Philistines, and David Bowie.

Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, and songwriter, who performs with Clarke Wyatt as Betse & Clarke joins us for the entire show! Marion Merritt, longtime contributor to Wednesday MidDay Medley, owner of Records With Merritt, also join us to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio.

At 10:30, Mark talks with with company members of Egads Theatre production of Evil Dead The Musical, running October 13 through October 31, at the H & R Block Stage at Union Station. Launched in 2010, Egads Theatre Company is an evolution of Eubank Productions, and it is dedicated to engaging professional and aspiring theatre artists in creative collaboration by producing outlandish, affordable, and high quality live entertainment for both new audiences and seasoned patrons. More info at: http://www.egadstheatre.com/

At 11:15, KKFI Station Manager – Barry Lee joins us to talk about the the KKFI Benefit – Beatles Tribute, Saturday, October 8, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Street, KCMO. A group of All-Star KC & Lawrence musicians along with headliners The Philistines, to present a The Beatles Tribute show for John Lennon’s upcoming birthday. Special guests include D. Clinton Thompson from The Skeletons and the Morells along with former Ricky Dean Sinatra lead singer Alan Murphy. The house band includes Mike Penner from Broken Arrows, solo artist Darrell Lea, Pat Tomek from the The Rainmakers, Dave Tanner from Liverpool, Paul Lemon from Potters Field, and Todd Grantham of The Quivers. The Philistines will be playing a special set of Beatles psychedelic music.

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WMM Playlist from September 28, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Music from Outer Reaches Fest with Brenton Cook & Steve Tulipana + Instant Karma + Zachary Van Benthusen

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

2. Drive-By Truckers – “Surrender Under Protest”
from: American Band / ATO Records / September 30, 2016
[11th studio album from Athens, Georgia, based band even though 2 of 5 current members, Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley, are originally from The Shoals region of Alabama. The band currently consists of Mike Cooley on lead vocals, guitar, & banjo; Patterson Hood on lead vocals & guitar; Brad Morgan on drums; Jay Gonzalez on keyboards, guitar, accordion, & backing vocals; and Matt Patton on bass guitar. Like many alternative country acts, the Drive-By Truckers record in analog (using 2 inch, 16-track open reel tape recorders.]

3. Blackalicious – “Sports Alphabet”
from: “Sports Alphabet” – Single / OGM Recordings / December 3, 2015
[In late 2015 Blackalicious released a reworked version of their 1999 song, “Alphabet Aerobics,” to provide a theme song for Bleacher Report with an A-Z rap all about sports. Calling it “Sports Alphabet,” Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel keep the backing track and concept the same but squeeze in more than 50 sports references across all 26 letters of the alphabet — from “Alley-alley-alley-alley-oop on amateurs” to “Zero zero zero on the clock, game’s over.”American hip-hop duo from Sacramento, California, made up of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel. Blackalicious are noted for Gift of Gab’s often tongue-twisting, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats. The duo have released four full-length albums (Nia in 2000, Blazing Arrow in 2002, The Craft in 2005, and Imani Vol. 1 in 2015). Gift of Gab has stated that Imani Vol. 1 will be the first in a three-volume series to be released during the next two years.]

[Blackalicious plays The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS, on Friday, September 30, with Lushlife.]

4. Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle – “Aural Denial”
from: Kings & Queens / Independent / September 2, 2016
[3rd album from KC based Eddie Moore on piano, Rhodes, & synthesizers; Adam Scholzman on guitar; Pat Adams on drums; Deandre Manning on electric bass; Daniel Robinson on alto sax. Executive Producers: Eddie Moore, Dominique Sanders, & Kerwin Young. Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Studio, and Mastered by Lindesay.]

[Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle play an Album Release Show at The Tank Room, Saturday, Oct 1, at 9:00 pm, with special guests Daniel Robinson on alto sax, & Kemet “the Phantom” Coleman.]

5. Another Mother’s Milk – “Damn Dog”
from: Milk Money / Independent / November 12, 2015
[Cleveland, Ohio based band with: Jesse Orahoske on lead guitar, vocals, harmonica; John Lauretta on drums, stand up bass; Nick Searfoss on rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocals, bass guitar; Jenna Orahoske on bass guitar, vocals; Dylan Grove on keyboards. Recorded and mixed by Carli Graham at Shaffchester Studios in 2015.]

[Another Mother’s Milk plays Summer Kamp Fest III at Holy Cow Market & Music, 3109 Gillham Rd, KCMO, Sat, Oct 1, Noon to 1:00 am, with City Slang (Chicago), Mean Ends (Little Rock), The Itch (Joplin). The Blind Shake (Minneapolis), The Big Iron (KC), Parrot Heads (Cleveland), and more.]

6. Pendergast – “Almighty Dollar”
from: Between The Bottle and The Pulpet / Double Wide Records / April 26, 2007
[Rich Burgess on bass, Tony Ladesich on vocals & guitar, Mike Meyers on drums & percussion & vocals, Mike Rooney on guitars. All songs written by Tony Ladesich. Produced by Justin Petosa and Tony Ladesich. Engineered by Sam Platt and Justin Petosa.]

[Pendergast plays a Reunion Show on Sunday, October 2, at 8:0 pm, at Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester St, KCMO, with Chad Rex and Old Chelsea.]

7. C.W. Stoneking – “How Long”
from: Gon’ Boogaloo / King Hokum Records / June 3, 2015
[Christopher William “C.W.” Stoneking was born in 1974, and is an Australian blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and banjo player. He has released three studio albums, King Hokum (2005), Jungle Blues (2008) and Gon’ Boogaloo, on his own King Hokum Records label.]

[C.W. Stoneking plays recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, TONIGHT! Wed, Sept. 28, w/ Instant Karma.]

8. Instant Karma – “Make Me A Man”
from: Make Me A Man – Single / Independent / April 7, 2016
[Cole Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, Zach Harris on drums]

[Instant Karma plays recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, Sept. 28, opening for C.W. Stoneking]

10:30 – Interview with Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun

Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun are members of the Kansas City 4-piece band, Instant Karma. They join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to talk about the band’s new music and their show tonight, Wednesday, September 28, opening for C.W. Stoneking, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, Blvd, in Kansas City. Instant Karma describes their sound as “a drug trip through the soul section of your local record store.”

This Spring the band released their latest single, “Make Me A Man,” with Colby Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, and Zach Harris on drums.

Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Instant Karma played the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Fest earlier this month.

Their influences range from The Black Keys to Syl Johnson to the Wu Tang Clan.

Instant Karma plays recordBar, 1520 Grand, TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 28, at 10:00 pm, opening for C.W. Stoneking
. More information at http://www.instantkarmakc.com

11:50 – Music from Outer Reaches Fest at recordBar Fri Sept. 30 & Sat Oct. 1

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9. The Deep End – “Uke Round”
from: Uke Round – Single track / Independent / Unreleased
[A new musical project from Brandon Draper and Joc Max.]

[The Deep End play Outer Reaches Fest on Night 1, Friday, September 30, at 11:30 on Stage 2.]

10. Freight Train Rabbit Killer – “Day Without The Devil”
from: Freight Train Rabbit Killer / Rural Grit Records / 2013
[Freight Train Rabbit Killer is a collaboration between Freight Train – Kristopher Bruders of Cadillac Flambe’ and Rabbit Killer – Mark Smeltzer of Rural Grit. More info at: http://freighttrainrabbitkiller.com.%5D

[Freight Train Rabbit Killer, play Outer Reaches Fest on Night 1, Friday, Sept 30, at 8:00 on Stage 1.]

11. Salty – “Hello Paradise”
from: Salt Floats (Beta Version 666) / Independent / October 28, 2016
[Salty is formerly know as Lil Toughies. Formed early this year with Jonathan “JB” Brokaw on guitar & vocals, Zach Turner on synthesizers & sound terror, Andy Erdrich on bass, Ethan “macho man” Savage on drums. More info at http://www.saltykcmo.bandcamp.com ]

[Salty plays Outer Reaches Fest on Night 1, Fri, Sept 30, at 7:30 on Stage 2.]

12. Be/Non – “Chrono-Synclastic”
from: Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[6th album from KC based band with 20 years of performances and releases. Music written by Brodie Rush, Devon Brown, Ben Ruth, Jeremiah James & Ryan Shank. Lyrics by Brodie Rush. Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards, glockenspiel; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths, glockenspiel; Ryan Shank on glockenspiel, Mike Cochran on percussion, Jeremiah James on glockenspiel. Engineered, mixed and produced at the Goldroom in Kansas City, between March 2010 and July 2015. Produed by Brodie Rush. Mastered for digital release by Kliph Scurlock, July 2015 in Lawrence. Master for vinyl by Duane Trower at Weights and Mesures with Kliph Scurlock and Brodie Rush.]

[Be/Non plays Outer Reaches Fest at recordBar, on Night 2, Saturday, Oct. 1, at 12:15 on Stage 1.]

10:57 – Station ID

13. Magic Sword – “Uprising”
from: Legend – EP / SIZE Records / April 29, 2016
[Mysterious synth wave trio from Boise, Idaho, with members: “The Keeper of the Magic Sword,” and “The Seer of All Truths,” who perform incognito on stage, while a third member known as “The Weaver of all Hearts and Souls” executes the projections in a way that is far from obvious. He “weaves the web of the universe,” according to The Keeper. “I try to set up in a way that you can’t see it, because I feel like it ruins the magic when you see hot dogs being made,” says The Weaver. “The Keeper of the Magic Sword,” and “The Seer of All Truths,” also work as DJs when nbot performing as Magic Sword. More information at: http://www.magicswordmusic.com]

[Magic Sword plays Outer Reaches Fest, at recordBar, on Night 2, Sat, Oct. 1, at 10:45 on Stage 1.]

11:02 – Interview with Brenton Cook and Steven Tulipana

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Steve Tulipana studied video, fine arts & painting at UMKC, where he graduated in 1991. A constant collaborator, Steve is a founding member of influential KC bands: Season To Risk, Pornhuskers, Unknown Pleasures, Sie Lieben Maschinen, Roman Numerals, and Thee Water MoccaSins. With Shawn Sherrill, he is co-owner of recordBar and miniBar. After a series of sold out shows packed with loyal patrons who had found a home at this special neighborhood venue, recordBar closed Jan. 2, after 10 years at 1020 Westport Rd. recordBar began presenting pop-up shows at their new location, 1520 Grand, for Middle of The Map Fest, special shows this summer, Crossroads Music Fest, and the Outer Reaches Fest this weekend.

Brenton Cook had already produced 3 volumes of area band compilations for the Midwest Music Foundation called Midwestern Audio, before he formed the Kansas City independent music label, Haymaker Records in January 2014. Since then the label has released 9 full length albums, 2 EP releases, and one 7-inch single, all on vinyl. For the last 4 years, Haymaker Records has also been a co-sponsor & planner of the KC Psych Fest with Dedric Moore of, Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds. In this, the 5th year of the Fest, Dedric and Brenton have rebranded Psych Fest with it’s new name: Outer Reaches, with the idea of being more incorporating of music outside of the “psych” genre, that is still pushing the boundaries of music.

Outer Reaches, rebranded from KC Psych Fest this year, emphasizes musical acts experimenting and pushing boundaries within a variety of musical genres. The fest aims to showcase the ‘out there,’ left-of-center, under-the-radar musical acts.

This year’s Outer Reaches Fest, will feature 18 musical acts, over 2 days, on 2 stages, Fri, Sept. 30 & Sat, Oct. 1, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO.

Friday, September 30 – Stage 1
07:00PM – Gamelan Genta Kasturi
08:00PM – Freight Train Rabbit Killer
09:30PM – Open Fields (Little Rock, AR)
10:45PM – Psychic Heat
12:00AM – L.A. WITCH (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, September 30 – Stage 2
07:30PM – Salty (Formerly Lil Toughies)
08:45PM – Youngest Children
10:15PM – Arc Flash
11:30PM – The Deep End (Brandon Draper & Joc Max)

Saturday, October 1st – Stage 1
07:00PM – Emmaline Twist
08:00PM – Michael Angelo’s Dreamfeast
09:30PM – Gramps The Vamp (Chicago, IL)
10:45PM – Magic Sword (Boise, ID)
12:15PM – Be/Non

Saturday, October 1st – Stage 2
07:30PM – Kimmie Queen & Cody Wyoming
09:00PM – The Tambourine Club
10:15PM – Witch Jail
11:30PM – HMPH!

11:13

14. Gramps The Vamp – “Things That Go Bump”
from: Gramps the Vamp / Independent / September 2, 2014
[Chicago based Doom Funk band is made up of: Maxx McGathey on keyboards & samples, Kevin Holt on bass, Stevenson Valentor on drums & percussion, Mike Novak on guitar, Peter Gillette on trumpet, Nick Bush on alto sax, and Justin Howe on tenor sax. All music written, arranged and performed by Gramps The Vamp. All voices are sampled from radio theater and film in the public domain (for a complete list of sources please email us). Recorded and mixed by Sergio Rios at Killion Sound in North Hollywood, CA. Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service. Produced by Gramps The Vamp and Sergio Rios.]

[Gramps The Vamp play Outer Reaches Fest, at recordBar, on Night 2, Sat, Oct. 1, at 9:30 on Stage 1.]

15. The Tamborine Club – “Whistle”
from: Chameleon / Independent / October 21, 2016
[Kansas City based psych-pop band with Bryan Lamanno on lead vocals. guitars, kazoo, bass, ukulele; Justin Brooks on Drums; Jeff Mundinger on bass, and Rachael Trader. Mixed / mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. Drums recorded by Brett Pippin at Alchemie Audio. All other audio recorded by Bryan Lamanno. All songs written by Bryan Lamanno. for more info: http://www.tambourineclub.bandcamp.com]

[The Tamborine Club play Outer Reaches, at recordBar, on Night 2, Oct. 1, at 9:00 on Stage 2.]

Outer Reaches Fest, features 18 musical acts, over 2 days, on 2 stages, Fri, Sept. 30 & Sat, Oct. 1, at recordBar, 1520 Grand. More info at: http://www.outerreachesfest.com or http://www.therecordbar.com

11:25

16. L.A. Witch – “Drive Your Car”
from: Drive Your Car – Single / Independent / February 12, 2016
[LA, post-punk psychedelic trio formed by Sade Sanchez on vocals & Guitar, Irita Paj on bass, & Ellie English on drums. Recorded by Joel Jerome at ARW Studios. 7″ available on Ruined Vibes / Black Mass Recordings.]

[L.A. Witch play Outer Reaches Fest, at recordBar, on Night 1, Fri, Sept. 30, at 12:00 on Stage 1.]

11:30 – Underwriting

17. The The – “Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)”
from: Mind Bomb / Epic / July 11, 1989
[3rd studio album by The The. For this album, Matt Johnson assembled a genuine band behind him to play the bulk of the instrumentation with Matt Johnson on vocals, guitar, & keyboards; Johnny Marr on guitar & harmonica; James Eller on bass guitar, and David Palmer on drums.]

11:37 – Interview with Zachary Van Benthusen

Zachary Van Benthusen is a musician, actor, model, filmmaker, playwright, scene maker and producer. Fascinated by his dad’s Kiss records hanging on the walls when he was in 1st grade, he dressed up like Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley for halloween. In 2nd grade Zachary dropped out of school as part of an “unschooling” movement. He took guitar lessons with “Fast” Johnny Ricker, and at 9 he served as a guest DJ on 90.1 FM playing The Doors, and Pink Floyd. As a 12 year old he started working with Paul Mesner Puppets while also starting a photography business. When Zach was 16 he was modeling underwear for Late Night Theatre, and at 17 was writing plays with The Coterie Theatre’s Young Playwrights Roundtable. Zachary has worked in film & video. He has collaborated on music & videos for Ssion, with musician & director Cody Critcheloe. Zachary has been a collaborator with Whoop Dee Doo and has worked with the band Nature Boys. For five years Zachary played music with the band, Lazy and produced videos for the band.

Zachary Van Benthusen joins us to share information and music of the legendary Chicago band ONO, who play KC, with Buck Gooter, on Wednesday Night, Sept. 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions.

Zachary Van Benthusen, thanks for being with us today on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Lazy has released music on multiple record labels, including Chicago’s Moniker Records, the same label that is currently releasing the music of the legendary band ONO.

ONO was formed January 5th, 1980. The band’s 36 year adventure in music have taken them from one of Chicago’s respected pioneers of punk & noise rock in the 1980s, to being recognized by a whole new generation of music lovers, and art students in the new millennium who are searching for original and authentic voices.

Robert Cole Manis founder of Moniker Records said, “ONO transcends the norm: a group who has undergone two periods of activity, first in the ’80’s, and now in the new millennium,” he says “Who does that and achieves notoriety the second time around? It is because ONO is unlike any other act that has graced the staged or hit the record button in the studio. Their mixture of gospel, noise, industrial, performance art, and beautiful madness has never been imitated or copied—they stand alone in a massive world of make-believe art.”

With encouragement from Moniker Records, in 2012 ONO released their first new album of music since 1986. “Albino” was release October 31, 2012, followed by “Diegesis” on March 11, 2014, and “Spooks” on October 30, 2015.

Since their 2007 resurgence, the band has gone on two cross-country tours, and are currently on tour with Buck Gooter, playing Kansas City tonight, before traveling to Texas.

ONO co-founder and composer P. Michael has assembled a beautiful band that conjure up their groves with rich bass lines, electric guitar textures, melodica feedback, and beautiful keyboard playing that would make John Cale proud. The band possesses steadfast and powerful percussion and drums, riffing and jamming, driving the beat, filling the room, giving sonic landscape to Travis and his testimonials in song and spectacle. Travis moves about the band, and into the audience, like an actor in a performance piece, in total control of each onstage costume change. He adorns this band with an elegant beauty, while staying true to punk and performance art pushing and questioning and hugging and flirting with his audience, turning the room into a dance floor-church service-classroom-fashion show. P. Micheal and the ONO band enjoy playing together, creating these amazing pieces that transition from song to song with samples and mixes, in a never ending delivery of sounds and rhythm.

ONO at Lindquist Press Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ONO at Lindquist Press Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In her profile on ONO for Fields Magazine, writer and photographer Sarah Jane Quillin, wrote about how ONO is fronted by queer Black Vietnam War veteran, punk poet and performance artist, Travis, who was originally from rural Mississippi. She writes: “His performance in ONO serves as catharsis, a way to process past trauma, both his own and that of American historical travesties like Tuskegee and Vietnam, gun violence in present-day Chicago, gender and sexuality issues. To Travis, making noise is as conceptual as it is aesthetic.” Travis told Sarah Jane Quillin, “Travis is not performing, I saw what Black bodies went through in Vietnam, and I live on the south side of Chicago and see what all the people live with there. To America, as a Black body, I am noise.”

11:43

18. ONO – “Billy The Kid”
from: Spooks / Moniker Records / October 30, 2015
[Formed in Chicago on January 5, 1980. The currentl line up includes founders: Travis on lead & backing vocals & electronics; P Michael on bass guitar, samples, acoustic piano, harmonica, & synthesizers; Cooper Crain on additional keyboards and synthesizers; Shannon Rose Riley on lead & backing vocals, samples, electronics, French and concertina; Dawei on guitars & kalimba; Jesse on guitars & kalimba; Adam on drum kit & percussion; Ben on drum kit, tympani & percussion; Rebecca on piano & keyboards, acoustic piano, lead and backing vocals; Brett on modular synthesizer.]

ONO music is described as: gospel punk rock underground avant-garde funk industrial noise

ONO, who play KC, with Buck Gooter, on Wednesday Night, Sept. 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions.

18. Buck Gooter – “Rat Layer”
from: Stainless Steel Mirrors / Independent / September 23, 2016
[Buck Gooter is; Terry Turtle on guitar & vocals; and Billy Brat on electromagnetic Interruptions. Recorded December 13, 2015, at Inner Ear Studios, in Arlington, VA. by Don Zientara direct to two inch tape, live, with no overdubs and no digital audio workstation. Billy Brat told us that “Rat Layer” is an actual masonry term, used in construction.]

[Buck Gooter plays KC, with ONO, TONIGHT, Wednesday Night, Sept. 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions. ]

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

Next week, on October 5, we talk with company members of Egads Theatre production of Evil Dead The Musical, running October 13 through October 31, at the H & R Block Stage at Union Station. Also next week Barry Lee and friends join us to talk about the the KKFI Benefit – Beatles Tribute, Saturday, October 8, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Street, KCMO. Also next week Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt join us as my co-hosts for the entire show to encourage our listeners to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio during our Fall Fund Drive.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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