WMM Playlist from June 4, 2014

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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

“The Midcoast Sound”
+ Mike Tipton & Kodascope + Jen Harris
+ Marion Merritt + Lisa Cordes + Betse Ellis

1. Red Kate – “New Dreams” (cover of Naked Raygun song) (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[KC based Punk band Red Kate is a 4-piece that has been rocking venues since 2007. Bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan on drums, vocals; Brad Huhmann on guitar, Desmond Poirier on guitar, vocals. Red Kate and The Bad Ideas have joined forces to release a new Split 7” Single. Just released as The Bad Ideas head out for a 3 week east coast tour. Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City. Premiere vinyl release on the “Mills Record Company” label.]

2. Josh Berwanger – “Oh Bis!” (Vinyl)
from: Too Much Rock Single Series No. 003 / Too Much Rock / June 3, 2014
[Recorded and engineered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. From Berwangermusic.com: “Josh Berwanger made a name for himself as a member of The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released two albums (2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown and 2002’s Your Majesty) and selling over 100,000 records before imploding in a breakup of Fleetwood Mac-style proportions while attempting to tour Japan. Undeterred, Berwanger put together a new band—a country-rock outfit called The Only Children–and would go on to release two criminally underrated records (2004’s Change of Living and 2007’s Keeper of Youth) before pulling the plug on that project and taking a job doing the next most logical thing possible– coaching high school basketball in Lawrence. For his 2013 release Strange Stains, Berwanger joined forces with old pal and original drummer for The Anniversary, Michael Hutcherson. “Josh and I met in 1996 while playing in local KC pop punk bands,” recalls Hutcherson, “I am honored to be making music with Josh again. For all that’s changed in our lives over the years, we’ve still got a symbiotic musical relationship. No questions, no egos, just rock & roll.”]

[Josh Berwanger plays an in-store at Mills Record Company, Thurs. June 5, at 7 pm, with Loose Park.]

For our WMM Spring Fund Drive we were joined by Marion Merritt, Lisa Cordes, and Betse Ellis.

Betse Ellis, is one of the hardest working musicians in KC, known by many as a founding member of The Wilders. Betse recently released her 2nd full-length solo release, the critically aclaimed, “High Moon Order.”

Lisa Cordes is a critically acclaimed writer, playwright, actress, performance artist, arts administrator, development director, Artist Ink Alumni, Rocket Grant recipient, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter and one of my best friends of the past 20 plus years.

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, joining us to share her musical discoveries and info from her encyclopedic brain. For 18 years Marion was the manager of the music department at Barnes & Noble on The Plaza, until she left in January to start her own independent record store, specializing in vinyl. Records With Merritt, is now open at 1614 Westport Rd.

10:12

3. The Quivers – “Step Up to the Mic”
from: Hot Young Mess / The Quivers / March 21, 2014
[Guests on WMM April 9] [Debut full length release from KC based rock & roll band. Terra Skaggs – Bass, Vocals; Todd Grantham – Piano, Organ, Vocals; Abraham Haddad – Guitar; Bernie Dugan – Drums; Desmond Poirier – Guitar.] [Special Horns on the track from Peter Lawless and Kyle Dahlquist.]

[The Quivers play Westport Saloon, Saturday June 14, with The Culprits.]

[The Quivers play CODA, July 11, at 9:00 pm with The Clementines & Filthy 13]

4. Little Dragon – “Klapp Klapp” (Vinyl)
from: Nabuma Rubberband / Republic Records / May 13, 2014
[Little Dragon are a Swedish band from Gothenburg, Sweden, formed in 1996. It consists of singer Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion) and her close high school friends Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards). The band’s name was inspired by the “Little Dragon” nickname Nagano earned due to the “fuming tantrums” she used to throw while recording in the studio. “It’s a little exaggerated but there is some truth in it”, Nagano said. “But we’ve grown up a bit and I realised you can’t have a fit every day because otherwise you won’t be able to stand each other.”]

10:20 – Pledge Break #2

Each year Wednesday MidDay Medley interviews over 200 guests.

We’ve featured segments and interviews about: Main Street, Bach Aria Soloists, Bike KC, LikeMe Lighthouse, Spinning Tree Theatre, Martin Luther King Jr., The Midwest Music Foundation, The KC Fringe Festival, The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, The Charlotte Street Foundation, The Latino Writers Collective, The Kansas City Art Institute, The Folly Theatre, The Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Out Here Now Film Festival, OutSpokenKC: Love & Marriage, The Kansas City Public Library, The 816 Bike Collective, The Urban Culture Project, Amnesty International, Byproduct The Laundromat, AIDS Walk KC, Gay Pride, The Writer’s Place, Johnson County Community College Performing Arts Series, and Bread KC. While playing music is our primary focus, we supplement the programming with interviews with area writers, musicians, film makers, actors, artists, who all ask to come on the show to share information with our diverse audience.

10:28

5. Shy Boys – “Postcard” (Vinyl)
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 21, 2014
[Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of this KC based band.]

6. The ACBs – “Attic Fan” (Vinyl)
from: Little Leaves / High Dive Records / March 5, 2013
[Konnor Ervin (lead vocals, guitar); Bryan McGuire (bass); Andrew Connor (guitar); Kyle Rausch (drums). Follow up to their December, 2010 release, Stona Rosa. Their songs have been featured on MTV’s The Inbetweeners, and Daytrotter. “Little Leaves” is a nod to frontman Konnor Ervin’s landscaping day job.]

[The ACB’s play The Crossroads Summer Block Party, First Friday, June 6, from 6:00 pm to Midnight, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City’s Crossroads with Forrester, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, Rev Gusto and Jorge Arana Trio]

7. The Bad Ideas – “Apocalypse Detroit” (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[The Bad Idea’s full length debut, Lesson #1, was on our list of The Best Recordings of 2013. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. The Kansas City based punk band, was formed in October 2011. Driven by original songs and influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; Britt Adair on guitar, back-up vocals,Caitlin Curry on bass, back-up vocals, George Magers on drums. The Bad Ideas joined us last on May 28, 2014. Red Kate and The Bad Ideas have joined forces to release a new Split 7″ Single. Just released as The Bad Ideas head out for a 3 week east coast tour. Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City. Premiere vinyl release on the “Mills Record Company” label.]

10:33 – Interview with Jen Harris

Jen Harris hosts the Pound Slam, presented by Poetic Underground. It is the first certified poetry slam in Kansas City, that happens every First Wednesday, at 9:00 pm, at The Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway. Jen Harris is a poet and writer and journalist and events planner and an activist. Jen is also co-founder of Creatful Studios

10:36

0. Jen Harris – Original Poem (LIVE)

10:40

Jen Harris thanks for being with us on WMM.

The Pound Slam happens every First Wednesday, at 9:00 pm, at The Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/PoundSLAM

10:41 – Underwriting

10:42 – Pledge Break #3

90.1 FM is Local & Vocal & Heard All Over! 90.1 FM is a grassroots movement, a radio station created by the people in the village. 37 years ago those people created a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization called, The MidCoast Radio Project and for ten years volunteers worked to raise the funds to buy a signal, a tower, and create a physical station with studios and offices, to serve the community. In February of 1988, KKFI began broadcasting over the airwaves.

Those first radio shows were pre-recorded on reel to reel tape in the basement of Tom Crane’s house, and then delivered to the tower site and transmitter, to be played. Anne Winter aka Little Orphan Annie Kansas City’s first Punk show on the airwaves. In the late 1990s Robert Moore served as Station Manager. Former locations of 90.1 FM: The Crossroads, Westport, and now 39th & Main.

Programs on 90.1 FM have been recognized for their excellence from The Federation of Community Broadcasters, GLAAD, International Labor Communications Association, The Pitch Kansas City, Hear Me Out Toastmasters, and many others.

90.1 FM is telling the story of the Kansas City Metropolitan region with our organic and locally produced programming. Hundreds of guests are interviewed every month on 90.1 FM Public Affairs and Music Shows. So many bands and musicians got their first radio airplay on 90.1 FM. This station has been Playing More Local Music Then Anyone Else for 26 Years! In one week of programming you will hear over 2000 different songs.

10:48

8. Brooke Tuley – “Hey Bluebird”
from: FIRST MIDNIGHT / Independent / April 14, 2014
[In October the Bloodbirds announced they would be going on hiatus as the band’s bassist, Anna St. Louis, was leaving KC for California. In April, Bloodbirds drummer drummer Brooke Tuley released a solo record, produced, mixed and mastered by her husband and Bloodbirds frontman Mike Tuley who wrote on his Facebook page: “Brooke hid away all winter and recorded a slew of jams on our old 4-track. I helped her put them on the computer and gussy them up. Now she put them online! I’m really proud of her and I love her music so much! She’s making a tape to sell, and she’ll be playing shows soon. Be brave, Brooke! YEAH DOGGIE!. The Pitch calls it “a gorgeous, sparse 10-track collection in the vein of Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp, with some discordant, odd and eerie effects a la Cate le Bon. ” Brooke Tuley told Natalie Gallagher and The Pitch, “It [the recording of this record] started this fall after Bloodbirds kind of decided to stop playing music for a while,” Tuley explains over the phone. “I’m pregnant now, so it’s kind of just a project for in the meantime, before the baby comes. I’m five and a half months pregnant, and it started then.]

9. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “If Once” (Vinyl)
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Independent / April 12, 2014
[Written, Arranged, & Produced By: Jamie Searle. Jamie Searle on Guitar & Voice; Melissa Backstrom, Tianna Echevannia, Angel Gibson and Kimberley Newsom on Voice; Michael Gregory on Lead Guitar; Coleen DiekerBen Eisiminger – Violin & Keys; Carmen Agnes – Violin; William White – Tenor sax; Charles Calloway – Trumpet; Andrew Wilson – Trombone; Dylan McGonigle – Bass; Julian Goff – Percussion]

[MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, play Boulevardia, Saturday June 14, 3:00 PM. More info at: http://www.boulevardia.com]

10. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “500 Miles
from: Celebration of Pete Seeger at Unity Temple / Recorded Live by KKFI / May 3, 2014 /
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his Mother, Ruth Ward, aka the Mama Bear. Both play guitar, and sing, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP We Burned The Cane Field was recorded in Kansas City’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. The duo are returning to the studio to record more songs.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, TONIGHT, June 4, with Quirk and Ruckus (Katy Guillen & Claire Adams).]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play CODA, Thursday, June 7, at 8:00 with The Walltalkers.]

10:59 – Station ID

11:00 – Pledge Break #4

KKFI keeps me culturally connected. Through both the great public affairs, news, and music programs on 90.1 FM, we can all be “in the loop” with all that is happening in the area and the world. Information and entertainment that is guided by a mission, rather than a need to deliver consumers to advertisers.

11:08

11. Your Friend – “Bangs” (Vinyl)
from: Jekyll / Hyde – EP / Domino Records / February 20, 2014
[Lawrence based Taryn Blake Miller was signed to Domino Records. Jekyll/Hyde is available on cassette tape from the Whatever Forever. Your Friend is going out on tour through July, playing Cafe Berlin in Columbia TONIGHT, June 4, and traveling for shows in Lexington, Charlottesville, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Boise, Vancouver, Portland, San Diego, and Phoenix.]

12. Kodascope – “Favorite Shirt (Radio Edit)”
from: Kodascope (Debut Release) / Independent / To be released sometime in 2014
[Studio tracks from recordings of band’s debut release. Matthew Hayden on drums, percussion; Justin Skinner on percussion, drums; Michael Tipton on vocals, guitar; Ashleigh Guthrie on keyboards; Brent Jamison on bass; and Andy Kirk on guitar.]

[Kodascope plays the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., Thursday, June 5, at 10:00 pm, with the electro pop sounds of Ontario’s Parallels.]

11:15 – Interview with Mike Tipton & Ashleigh Guthrie

Matthew Hayden on drums, percussion; Justin Skinner on percussion, drums; Michael Tipton on vocals, guitar; Ashleigh Guthrie on keyboards; Brent Jamison on bass; and Andy Kirk on guitar, make up the band Kodascope. Kodascope plays the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., Thursday, June 5, at 10:00 pm, with the electro pop sounds of Ontario’s Parallels. Joining us in the studio is leadsinger Mike Tipton.

Kodascope and will play the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., Thursday, June 5, at 10:00 pm, with the electro pop sounds of Ontario’s Parallels.

13. Kodascope – “Conversations and Proclamations”
from: Kodascope (Debut Release) / Independent / To be released sometime in 2014
[Studio tracks from recordings of band’s debut release. Matthew Hayden on drums, percussion; Justin Skinner on percussion, drums; Michael Tipton on vocals, guitar; Ashleigh Guthrie on keyboards; Brent Jamison on bass; and Andy Kirk on guitar.]

[Kodascope plays the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd., Thursday, June 5, at 10:00 pm, with the electro pop sounds of Ontario’s Parallels.]

14. Diverse – “Full Circle”
from: Our Journey / buh music / May 9, 2014
[For this new recording Hermon Mehari, on trumpet, Ryan J. Lee on drums, and Ben Leifer on bass recorded the tracks in Paris, France with Tony Tixier on piano and special guest Logan Richardson on alto saxophone. Mentored by the great Bobby Watson at the UMKC, Hermon Mehari, Ben Leifer, and Ryan Lee, with saxophonist William Sanders, and pianist John Brewer, were the winners of the 2008 Origin Records / Gene Harris Jazz Festival Competition, beating out 10 other very original groups from across the country, the quintet opened for Roy Haynes’ ‘Birds of a Feather’ band at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival and were awarded a deal to record their debut album of original music. As the DIVERSE Trio , Hermon Mehari, Ryan Lee and Ben Leifer plays a mix of original music and standards. More info at: diversejazz.com.]

[The Hermon Mehari Trio plays The Majestic, Tonight, June 4]

11:34 – Underwriting

11:35 – Pledge Break #5

KKFI offers 24-7 programming, and YOU (the listener), basically get all of this amazing programming for “free.” I, for one, love that I can turn on my radio, or computer device, and tune into the 90.1 FM’s 100,000 watt, crystal-clear signal, and hear the music, information, news, entertainment, events, and stories, that I really cannot find anywhere else. 90.1 is my comfort, my special companion, my diverse friend, introducing me to all kinds of new & local music, as well as the news & information without the intrusion of commercials. It is radio brought to YOU by real people, who create these shows out of love, and are guided by KKFI’s noble mission that “seeks to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals and groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.”

11:43

15. The Lucky – “Gay Night (for the Straight Kids)”
from: Swimming Invisible / Independent / May 24, 2014
[Camilla Camille on vocals, guitar, octave pedal; Iason Mac Ai on vocals, lead guitar; Calandra Rene on bass; Dustin Mott on drums. Recorded at Massive Sound Studio by Paul Malinowski More info at: http://www.theluckyband.com]

[The Lucky play Midwest Musical Company for First Friday, this Friday, June 6.]

16. The Philistines – “Heart Like Candy”
from: The Philistines EP / Independent / March 2014
[The Philistines are a KC based rock ‘n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar and vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums.]

[The Philistines play the Riot Room, Thursday , June 5, with Tweak Bird, and Keef Mountain.]

17. Kristie Stremel – “It’s Enough”
from: Songwriter / Stremeltone / April 1, 2014
[Kristie Stremel, with partner Lori Isabell, adopted baby son, Charlie. Kristie told Tim Finn in the KC Star, “The weight of bringing a new, little creature home was a little overwhelming at first,” she said. “But it has been everything I wanted it to be. I’ve always wanted to have a child. Sometimes, desire is all it takes. If you desire it, it will come to you.” “I have a different perspective now that I have a kid, and maybe it will change. But I can’t see giving up music for anything.” 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 your own response the the Kansas House of Representatives passing HD 2453 allowing business the right to refuse service to LGBT customers. The bill eventually died in the Kansas Senate.]

11:52 – Pledge Break #6

11:59:30

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

Sources for notes on tracks and interview segments come from: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org and where noted.

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