Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Spirit is The Spirit + Philip Hooser’s “The Woman”
+ Chris Snipes & “My Friend Mott-ly”
1. Gossip – “Move in The Right Direction”
from: A Joyful Noise / Columbia Records a division of Sony Records / May 11, 2012
[Formed in 1999 in Olympia, Washington with vocalist Beth Ditto, guitarist Nathan “Brace Paine” Howdeshell and drummer Kathy Mendonca. All 3 were originally from Searcy, Arkansas; Mendonca moved to Olympia to attend Evergreen State College and Howdeshell and Ditto followed. Drummer Kathy Mendonca left the band to pursue a career as a midwife. Established punk drummer Hannah Blilie joined to replace her.]
2. The Quivers – “Shake Me”
from: (Single) / Independent / Mar. 5, 2012
[One of 4 single releases from Terra Peal- Vocals & Bass, Todd Grantham- Keys & Vocals, Abe Haddad- Guitar & Vocals, Bernie Dugan- Drums.]
[The Quivers play Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, 3402 Main Street, with Dream Wolf and The B’Dinas, this Saturday June 2 starting at 9:30 pm.]
[The Quivers with Erik Voeks play the Third Friday Artwalk at Vinyl Renaissance on 39th St. on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm.]
[The Quiver play with The Soft Reeds, Ghosty, and Radkey at the RecordBar on Saturday, June 30, at 9:00pm]
3. She’s A Keeper – “Happiest Hat in the Hat Shop”
from: She’s A Keeper / Independent / 2011
[5-piece band from KC, is: Fritz Hutchison – vocals, banjo, percussion; Zac Jurden – vocals, guitar; Colin Nelson – vocals, guitar; Elliott Phillips – bass, mandolin; Kate Sopcich – cello, keyboard. Just recently release a live EP recorded at Midwestern Musical Co.]
[She’s a Keeper play Kauffman Stadium, Wed, June 6, before the KC Vs. Minnesota Twins game.]
10:15 – Interview with Philip Hooser & Heidi Van
“The Woman Performance” is being presented at The Fishtank Performance Studio, Friday, June 1 thru Monday, June 4. The show was conceived and performed by Philip blue owl Hooser who portrays nearly 100 characters, all women, with the help of quite a few hats. Heidi Van, winner of the 2012 Charlotte Street Performative Fellowship Award, serves as Director of this one man tribute to the original 1939 film, “The Women,”
Philip’s show was originally staged at Late Night Theatre in 2004. Philip talked about when he first discovered the film and first decided to interpret and pay tribute to this film.
The TCM one-line synopsis of the original 1939 film, “The Women” – A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
The film was directed by George Cukor and based on Clare Boothe Luce’s play of the same name, and continued the play’s all-female tradition with the entire cast of more than 130 speaking roles as female. Set in the glamorous Manhattan apartments of high society.
The film was a success. It starred Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Butterfly McQueen, and Hedda Hopper. Crawford has one of her best roles as bitchy homewrecker.
The Fishtank, is at 1715 Wyandotte, (Crossroads) KCMO For ticket info visit: brownpapertickets.com/event/250176 or fishtanktheater.com, (816) 809-7110.
“The Woman Performance” runs Fri, June 1 – Mon, June 4, at The Fishtank, 1715 Wyandotte, KCMO. For ticket info visit: brownpapertickets.com/event/250176
10:29 – Underwriting
4. Spirit is the Spirit – “Pillows”
from: Secret Handshakes/Golden Sound Records+The Record Machine(12” Split Release)/Apr. 21, 2012
[Folk-psychedelic-rock from Lawrence, Kansas. Includes: Austen Malone, Noah Compo, Wayne Zimmerman, Josh Landau, Brook Partain, Danny Bowersox. “a Lawrence band with a cosmic hippie vibe plus horns (trumpet, trombone), lots of percussion and supernal vocal harmonies”- Tim Finn]
10:36 – Interview with Spirit Is The Spirit
The Lawrence based band, Spirit is The Spirit, with: “Pillows,” from “Secret Handshakes” a 12″ vinyl release with The Record Machine and Golden Sound Records bands. Since releasing their EP last year, Spirit is The Spirit, has been busy working on new music, making a video and planning to tour. This 6-piece band includes: Austen Malone, Noah Compo, Wayne Zimmerman, Josh Landau, Brook Partain, and Danny Bowersox are just hours away from their Kickstarter campaign to acquire a van to begin to tour across the country, and outer space!
Joining us from Spirit is The Spirit was: Josh Landau, Brook Partain, Danny Bowersox and Nathan Ruesch of The Record Machine.
The band was formed in 2010 in Lawrence, formerly known as Seafarer
“Mother Mountain” is the band’s self-released 5-song [EP] and was part of our 111 Best Recordings of 2011, The EP received critical acclaim from all of the local music press.
Their music has been described as ethereal, lavish, dreamy, supernal, soothing, radiant.
The band is currently working to release a debut full length recording later this year through The Record Machine. “Pillows” is one of the new songs.
The Kickstarter campaign to acquire a van to begin to tour across the country, and outer space! For info visit: kickstarter.com/projects/spiritisthespirit
Spirit is The Spirit play Czar, Saturday night, June 2, with Deep Sea Diver, Me Like Bees, Refero, show starts at 9:00 pm.
Secret Handshakes, the Record Store Day collaborative split 12-inch between TRM and Golden Sound Records. For your song “Pillows,” the band also created a music video.
Spirit is The Spirit play Czar, Sat, June 2, with Deep Sea Diver, Me Like Bees, Refero.
You can learn more at spiritisthespirit.bandcamp.com and their Kickstarter campaign to acquire a van to tour the country & outer space! kickstarter.com/projects/spiritisthespirit
5. Making Movies – “Cuna De Vida”
from: Aguardiente [EP] / The Record Machine / June 2012
[Making Movies are on tour, currently in Texas, the band plays The Bottleneck Lawrence, on Friday, June 1. The Recod Machine pressed a limited number of 7 inch vinyl, 4 song EP. The digital release is June 5. More info at makingmoviesband.com]
6. Regina Spektor – “Don’t Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)”
from: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats / Sire / May 25 , 2012
[6th studio album from Russian–American alternative singer-songwriter Regina Spektor. On November 21, 2011, recorded in Los Angeles during the summer of 2011 the album is a collection of new material along with the very first studio recordings of several of Spektor’s older live songs. The album’s second single, “Don’t Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)” is a song originally from Spektor’s 2002 album Songs.]
7. Soft Reeds – “Funky Friends Breathe, OK”
from: Secret Handshakes/Golden Sound Records+The Record Machine(12” Split Release)/Apr. 21, 2012
[The Soft Reeds, play the RecordBar, Sat, June 30, with Ghosty, The Quivers, and Radkey.]
[Ben Grimes from Soft Reeds will be our guest on WMM on June 13]
8. Lower Dens – “Brains”
from: Nootropics / Ribbon / 2012
[Baltimore Mariland based band with Jana Hunter as lead singer.]
9. Tennis– “Origins”
from: Young & Old / Fat Possum / Feb 14, 2012
[The single from their 2nd full length released of the Denver based band was produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys for the indie pop band from Denver made up of husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The couple met each other while studying philosophy in college, and started the band after they got back from a seven-month sailing expedition down the Eastern Atlantic Seaboard.]
10. Caul – “A Clear Eye Loves The Shadows As Well”
from: Let The Stars Assume The Whole of The Night / Hypnos / March 29 2012
[the 12th full length album from Caul aka Brett Smith, a prolific musician based in Baldwin City, Kansas, who has been releasing music since 1996 on various electronica labels. Caul began in 1993, while he was playing guitar in John Bergin’s band Trust Obey. This release came out this year and Caul is already working on his next two releases. Caul’s music is used in the film “My Friend Mott-ly.”]
11:15 – Interview with Chris Snipes
Chris Snipes is Director of the film, “My Friend Mott-ly” which is making its premiere, Saturday, June 2, at 6:30 pm, at The Screenland Crossroads, 1656 Washington, in KCMO. “My Friend Mott-ly” is a testament about the life of KC artist Lee Tisdale, a.k.a. Mott-ly. The film chronicles his life and the impact he had on those who knew him, in the Kansas City art/punk scene in the late 80s/early 90s, and as an art pioneer who opened one of the first galleries in the Crossroads.
Chris Snipes talked about how he started to actually make this film.
Grafitti: “Mott-ly has one leg” was for many years, spray painted on the building that is now the home of the Bloch Art Space of the Art Institute near 43rd and Walnut.
Mott-ly was known for his amazing Zines like: “Corn Rage”
Tom Deatherage of The Late Show is one of the people in your film telling their stories about Mott-Ly, along with family members and close friends.
Chris’ film, “My Friend Mott-ly” is making it’s premiere, Saturday, June 2, at 6:30 pm, at The Screenland Crossroads, 1656 Washington, in KCMO. For info visit: screenland.com/crossroads
11:29 – Underwriting
11. Here We Go Magic – “How Do I Know”
from: A Different Ship / Secretly Canadian / May 8, 2012
[5-piece band based in Brooklyn NYC fronted by Luke Temple.]
12. John Velghe – “Always a Friend”
from: Bindle Songs / released 27 April 2011
[This is the 1st of a few recordings John is doong called “Bindle Songs” (songs played on tiny instruments). Not all toy instruments, but small instruments that you can carry on your person, in your backpack or in a bindle. John recently got a ukelele and learned three-and-a-half chords on it. He wanted to learn a little bit more about how to record it so I recorded this version of “Always a Friend” by his friend Alejandro Escovedo. Written by Alejandro Escovedo and Chuck Prophet. Arrangement, and all instruments by John Velghe.]
13. Grimes – “Genesis”
from: Visions / 4AD / February 21, 2012
[3rd album from Grimes aka Claire Boucher who was born March 17, 1988 and was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. After Secondary School she moved to Montreal, Quebec to attend Montreal’s McGill University. It was during her studies that she began to record and perform under the name Grimes.]
14. Joel Kraft – “Big Ideas”
from: Big Ideas / Blinking Lights / 2006
[Joel Kraft will be visiting from Portland Oregon this month. He will be performing in a house concert on Saturday, June 10 from 3 to 6 PM at 5148 Baltimore just next to Visitation School. Call Marty at 816-333-5663, For more info on Joel’s music you can visit joelkraft.net]
15. Destroyer – “Blue Eues”
from: Kaputt / Merge / Jan. 25, 2011
[9th album from the Canadian indie rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Bejar (pronounced /ˈbeɪhɑr/) a singer-songwriter from Vancouver who formed Destroyer in 1995. Bejar is also a member of the supergroup: The New Pornographers.]
[Destroyer plays The Granda in Lawrence, Sunday, June 10 at 9:00 pm]
16. Junkyard Empire – “The Oldest Thing You Know”
from: The Oldest Thing You Know / Media Roots / 2012
[5-piece band that plays political hip-hop/rock/jazz/dark electronics, based out of St. Paul Minnesota.]
17. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]
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