Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from Apocalypse Meow + A Musical Tribute to Lou Reed

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Apocalypse Meow! 2013 with Cody Wyoming & Mac McSpadden
+ Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Ain’t Misbehavin'”
+ Penny Thieme of VALA Gallery & Studios
+ A Musical Tribute to Lou Reed

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Radkey, The Silver Maggies, Deer Tick, Not A Planet, Betse Ellis, Tiny Horse, The Latenight Callers, Bill Callahan, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics and Sara Swenson.

We’ll also play live tracks and interviews with Lou Reed. Tragically, Lou Reed died on Sunday, October 27, 2013. In honor of his passing we will feature songs from Lou Reed’s releases: Transformer, New York, Magic & Loss, and The Velvet Underground & Nico.


At 10:15 Penny Thieme of VALA Gallery & Studios joins us to discuss the VALA Benefit Concert, Saturday, November 2, 7:00 to 10:00 pm, to support victims of domestic abuse and other violent crimes. The concert features Howard Iceberg, The Accidentals, Camry Ivory, Alan Whyte, and Kathryn Lorenzen and will be held at VALA Gallery, at 5834 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas. VALA is: Visual, Audio, Literary, Artists; a multimedia, multi-generational contemporary art space and gallery for independent artists to connect, collaborate, create and build community. More information at:

At 10:35 Mark talks with company members of Spinning Tree Theatre‘s production of Ain’t Misbehavin’ opening Friday, November 1, at 8:00pm, at Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. The show features an all local professional cast featuring: Eboni Fondren, Jennie Greenberry, Matthew King, Ron Lackey, and Linnaia McKenzie, with Angie Benson on piano, Brian Wilson on bass, and Julian Goff on drums, and directed by Michael Grayman and Andy Parkhurst. Just Off Broadway Theatre is at 3051 Central in Kansas City, Missouri. The show runs through November 17. For info visit: Spinning Tree Theatre (816) 569-5277 or


At 11:15 Mark talks about Apocalypse Meow 2013 with Cody Wyoming and Mac McSpadden. This annual event will benefit Abby’s Fund of Midwest Music Foundation.

Apocalypse Meow 2013 is on TWO NIGHTS!

Friday, November 1, at Midwestern Musical Company, 1830 Locust, KCMO. {Doors at 6, Free, All Ages), featuring: Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, and The Silver Maggies.

Saturday, November 2, at Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester Avenue, KCMO. (Doors at 6, $10, 21 and over), featuring a Silent Auction, Raffles, and Two Stages! Main Stage: She’s A Keeper, Freight Train & Rabbit Killer, Not A Planet, The Latenight Callers, The Philistines, and Sister Mary Rotten Crotch. Acoustic Stage: Tony Ladesich, Dave ‘Chilidog’ Crawford, Betse Ellis, Howard Iceberg, and Gregg Todt.

For more info about Apocalypse Meow visit: or

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Show #497


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