WMM Playlist from October 15, 2014

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MidCoastal & New Releases
+ Amy Farrand & Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club
+ A.M. Merker & My Oh My!

1. Shonen Knife – “Dance To The Rock”
from: Overdrive / Good Charamel – Tomato Head / April 15, 2015
[19th studio album by pop-punk trio Shonen Knife, an all-female Japanese band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, The Beach Boys, and The Ramones. All songs have English lyrics, but for the Japanese release, “Dance to the Rock” was sung in Japanese.]

[Shonen Knife play recordBar, Friday, October 17, with Drop A Grand and Deco Auto.]

2. Vacationer – “The Wild Life”
from: Relief / Downtown Records / June 23, 2014
[Nu-Hula band based out of Philadelphia and Brooklyn, composed of Kenny Vasoli (lead singer/songwriter/bass player), Matthew Young (vibraphone/backing vocals), Ryan Zimmaro (drums), Michael Mullin (keyboards/backing vocals) and Greg Altman (guitar/backing vocals).]

[Vacationer play The Riot Room, Monday, October 20, with Brick + Mortar.]

3. Avi Buffalo – “So What”
from: At Best Cuckold / Sub Pop Records / September 9, 2014
[Second release from alternative band based in Long Beach, California founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist, Avi Zahner-Isenberg.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15

4. Foxygen – “How Can You Really”
from: …And Star Power / Jagjaguar / October 14, 2014
[Third full-length album by Californian experimental rock duo of San Francisco, 23 year old vocalist and songwriter, originally from Olympia, Washington, and Jonathan Rado, also 23, who is a songwriter, guitarist, and keyboard player, originally form NYC. Formed in 2005, the band self-released several EPs between 2007 and 2011. In 2012 the group was signed to Jagjaguwar Records.]

5. Scott Hrabko – “Blurry Marie”
from: Gone Places / Independent / Oct. 18, 2013
[Kansas City based, singer-songwriter Scott Hrabko has played with Kansas City’s oldest garage band, The Original Sinners, as well as various incarnations of the 1980s bands: The Splinters, and The Andersons. In the 1990s he performed with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg. Said to be 30 years in the making, Scott Hrabko released his new album, “Gone Places” in November of 2013. He is currently set to release a new album with his band Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits.]

Kansas City Royals - 2014 American League Champions!!!

Kansas City Royals – 2014 American League Champions!!!

6. Not A Planet – “Kingdom Come”
From: The Few, The Proud, The Strange / Independent / May 10, 2013
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, Liam Sumnicht, Bill Sturges.]

[Not A Planet play Ink Local Music Showcase – Post Season Concerts #WINSday at Kauffman Stadium at Gate B at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 15, before the Orioles Vs. Royals. Grand Marquis play Gate E. Game time is 3:00 pm.]

7. Amy Farrand – “Believe What I Say”
from: Amy Farrand (Loves) You [EP] / Independent / March 14, 2012
[Ernie Locke on harmonica. Recorded and mixed by Chris Meck.]

10:30 – Interview with Amy Farrand

Amy Farrand is a true renaissance woman. She is a musician, singer/songwriter, bassist, drummer, MC, teacher, craftsperson, artist, and licensed minister. For nearly 5 years Amy has served as host/curator/producer for Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club, a monthly showcase you can find on stage – TONIGHT, October 15, at Davy’s Uptown Ramblers Club. Tonight’s show features special guests: The Silver Maggies, a critically acclaimed “super group” of musicians, where Amy plays theremin, percussion, guitar, & sings. Amy Farrand also performs and records as a solo artist, she plays drums & sings with Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, and she plays guitar & sings with Amy Farrand and the Gospel Sensation. Amy’s past bands include: Atlantic Fadeout, American Catastrophe, Experimental Instrument Orchestra, Danger Hand, Whiskey Boots, The Mourning After, Shotgun Idols, Transylvania 2000, Young Johnny Carson Story, and My Childhood Hero.

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Amy Farrand talked about setting up for tonight’s Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club, the work involved, and how after 5 years she was ready to move on to new experiments.

Originally Amy did the Weirdo Wednesday show every week, and then after a hiatus she brought it back as a monthly event, and now after nearly 5 years she is getting ready to end the series.

Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club is a venue where Amy has played live music since she was 15 years old, in her first bands.

Tonight’s Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club features The Silver Maggies fronted by lead singer/songwriters – Patrick Deveny and Terrence Moore (American Catastrophe, The Black Water). Founding members include Felix Dukes on electric guitar, Jonathan Knecht on drums and Steve Tubbert (Zoom) on bass. Amy Farrand (American Catastrophe, Atlantic Fadeout, EIO) on vocals and additional instrumentation.

The Silver Maggies: Jonathan Knecht, Felix Dukes, Amy Farrand, Terrence Moore, Steve Tubbert and Patrick Deveny.

The Silver Maggies: Jonathan Knecht, Felix Dukes, Amy Farrand, Terrence Moore, Steve Tubbert and Patrick Deveny.

The Murder Ballad Ball was where Amy became a member of The Silver Maggies.

Amy also is doing more shows with Sister Mary Rotten Crotch

Being a drummer and bassist gives the opportunity to see a band from a special perspective.

In 2012 Amy released her solo EP, “Amy Farrand (Loves) You,” to critical acclaim. It was on our list of The 112 Best Recordings of 2012. One of our favorite songs from that release is “How You Feelin'” a song that features Ernie Locke on harmonica.

10:38

8. Amy Farrand – “How You Feelin’”
from: Amy Farrand (Loves) You [EP] / Independent / March 14, 2012
[Ernie Locke on harmonica. Recorded and mixed by Chris Meck]

10:41

Chris Meck recorded that song. Chris Meck has played with Kristie Stremel, The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout , Tiny Horse and now plays with Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds. Amy officially married Abigail Henderson and Chris Meck. Abigail was one of the founders of Midwest Music Foundation and Apocalypse Meow a musical legacy.

Amy Farrand also recently conducted her first Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club Wedding, with the marriage of Kate Blackman & Sherman Breneman on stage at Davey’s Uptown.

Tonight’s Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club features The Silver Maggies. We’re going to go out with a song from their 2013 release “My Pale Horse.” This song “End Of Time” features you singing with Terrence Moore, who Amy played with in American Catastrophe.

The Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club, is tonight, October 15, at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, featuring The Silver Maggies, where Amy plays theremin, percussion, guitar, & sings. More info at: http://amyfarrand.com/

9. The Silver Maggies – “End of Time”
from: My Pale Horse / Money Wolf Music / March 28, 2013
[Fronted by lead singer/songwriters – Patrick Deveny and Terrence Moore (American Catastrophe, The Black Water). Founding members include Felix Dukes on electric guitar, Jonathan Knecht on drums and Steve Tubbert (Zoom) on bass. Terrence joined The Silver Maggies in 2010 after performing with them that year at the Murder Ballad Ball. He brought several original songs to add to the repertoire and splits singing and songwriting duties. This spring the band added Amy Farrand (American Catastrophe, Atlantic Fadeout, EIO) on vocals and additional instrumentation, as well as Samon Rajabnik on B3 organ. Both artists performed on “My Pale Horse” and joined the band for a raucous set at the 2012 Murder Ballad Ball in Kansas City. The album was recorded over the last year by Chris Cosgrove at Black Lodge, Cosgrove Audio, WaveLab and Element Recording. Mixing was done in Tuscon, AZ at WaveLab by veteran producer/engineer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Neko Case, DeVotchKa).]

10. Goat – “Hide From The Sun”
from: Commune / Sub Pop / September 23, 2014
[Goat is a Swedish alternative and experimental fusion music group. Currently based out of Gothenburg, they claim to hail from Korpilombolo in Sweden which, according to the band’s own publicity, has a history of voodoo worship after a witch doctor came and lived there. Supposedly, when Christian crusaders came and destroyed the village the surviving people fled and placed a curse on the town. This has been described as “a lovely story, if possibly not entirely rooted in reality.” The band started playing music when they were children, as part of a local community tradition, and there have been many incarnations of Goat who have recorded over the last “30 or 40 years”. There are now three original “core” members of the band, from Korpilombolo, but in live concerts they are augmented by four other performers from Gothenburg.]

11:00 – Station I.D.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fela Kuti!!!

Fela Kuti was born October 15, 1938 and died August 2, 1997. He was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

Fela Kuti was born October 15, 1938 and died August 2, 1997. He was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

[Hearts of Darkness play Felabration 2014 Saturday, Oct. 18, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Baoku Moses, and Image Afro Beat Band. ]

Fela Kuti was born October 15, 1938 and died August 2, 1997. He was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. Afrobeat, a style he largely created is a complex fusion of Jazz, Funk, Ghanaian/Nigerian High-life, psychedelic rock, and traditional West African chants and rhythms. Afrobeat also borrows heavily from the native “tinker pan” African-style percussion that Kuti acquired while studying in Ghana with Hugh Masekela. The importance of the input of Tony Allen (Fela’s drummer of twenty years) in the creation of Afrobeat cannot be overstated. Fela once famously stated that “without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. Afrobeat is characterized by a fairly large band with many instruments, vocals, and a musical structure featuring jazzy, funky horn sections. A riff-based “endless groove” is used, in which a base rhythm of drums, muted West African-style guitar, and melodic bass guitar riffs are repeated throughout the song.

11. Fela Kuti – “Mr. Follow Follow”
from: The Underground Spitual Game / Quannum Projects / Sept. 7, 2004 [From Knitting Factory Records: “Over a decade after his death, vindication has come to Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius. AfroBeat, his gift to the world, is now an international staple on his own uncompromising terms, social content intact. Throughout his life, Fela contended that AfroBeat was a modern form of danceable, African classical music with an urgent message for the planet’s denizens. Created out of a cross-breeding of Funk, Jazz, Salsa and Calypso with Juju, Highlife and African percussive patterns, it was to him a political weapon. Fela refused to bow to the music industry’s preference for 3-minute tracks, nor did he buckle under entreaties to moderate his overwhelmingly political lyrics. He went down in 1997 still railing against the consumerist gimmicks that taint pop music, with the aim, he felt, of promoting and imposing homogeneous aesthetic standards worldwide, thereby inducing passivity. The fact that AfroBeat is today globally winning hearts in its original form – lengthy, ably crafted, earthy compositions laced with explicitly political lyrics – suggests that Fela’s purgatory on earth may have served to awaken a sensibility in people to appreciate authenticity and substance.”]

12. The Hearts of Darkness – “Standing on the Corner”
from: Shelf Life / Shipshape Records / August 25, 2012
[The 15 piece ensemble welcomed 6 additional musicians to record “Shelf Life” their 2nd full-length release, 2 years in the making. Recorded live at the Cooler Studio in Kansas City, Kansas, with Chad Meise, and mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room in Chicago, using both vintage analog and modern digital technologies. The album will be released on CD and as a limited edition collectible vinyl LP at local music stores, and also available on iTunes. Contributing musicians to “Shelf Life” include: Bob Asher – Trumpet, Sean Branagan – drums and percussion, Rachel Christia – Vocals , Andrew Ford – Trombone, Brandy Gordon – Vocals, Richard Gumbel – Rhythm and Lead Guitar, Sam Hughes – Baritone Saxophone, Les Izmore – Vocals, Pete Leibert – Bass Guitar, Jolan Smith – Tenor Saxophone and Vocals, Miko Spears – Congas, Erica Townsend – Vocals, Ken Walker – Valve Trombone, Brad Williams – drums and percussion, Hermon Mehari – Trumpet, Shawn Hansen – Alto Saxophon, Phil Keegan – Bass Guita, Chris Meck – Rhythm Guitar, Josh Mobley – Keyboards, Guitar, Alex Smith – Tenor Saxophone, Mark Vick – Rhythm Guitar.]

[Hearts of Darkness play Felabration 2014 Saturday, Oct. 18, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Baoku Moses, and Image Afro Beat Band.]

11:13 – Underwriting

11:15

13. My Oh My! – “Your Heart Not Mine”
from: Your Heart Not Mine / Independent / March 14, 2014
[Stephen Berry on lead guitar, piano; Grant Buell on piano. bass; Sarah Dolt on vocals; Jacob Horpinjuk on drums; Christin Kuchem-Logan on vocals; Corbin Logan on bass, lap steel; A.M. Merker on vocals, guitar. Drawing on their Americana inspired, rock n’ roll influences of the early 70’s, mixed with their bluegrass roots, Kansas City band, My Oh My!, make a modern, alt-country take on classic rock n’ roll. The seven-piece features the two loveliest backing vocalists in Kansas City and include former members of Kansas City bluegrass band Free State Revival, along with members who have played with such KC staples as The Kansas City Bear Fighters, Margo May and the Interstate Astronauts.]

11:20 – Interview with My Oh My!

The Kansas City 8 member band, My Oh My!, released their debut full length, “Your Heart Not Mine,” on March 14, 2014. The critically acclaimed album was then nominated for “Album of the Year” by The Pitch Music Awards. Band members include: Stephen Berry – lead guitar, Grant Buell – piano, Sarah Dolt – Vocals, Stephanie Gaumé – vocals, Melissa Geffert – vocals, Jacob Horpinjuk – drums, Corbin Logan – bass & lap steel, A.M. Merker – guitar & vocals. My Oh My! plays Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill, in Blue Springs, Missouri, Friday, Oct. 17. My Oh My! plays Coda, 1744 Broadway, Saturday, Oct. 18, with The Dynamite Defense. Several member of the band join us today.

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My are with us today. A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My are with us today. A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My! joined us on the show: A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Writer Brian Clifton in reviewing My Oh My! for http://www.MillsRecordCompany.com wrote: “My Oh My jangles and twangs its way right into your heart. With harmonies so chillingly beautiful they give goosebumps (at least to me), the band creates a sonic barrage of acoustic instruments and heartfelt lyrics. Balancing on a tightrope between country and piano rock, My Oh My blazes off into their songs without hesitation.”

Natalie Gallagher, Music Editor of The Pitch wrote, “Lead singer A.M. Merker has a certain booze-drenched roughness to his voice, the kind that always sounds so good when paired with a rollicking piano and some driving guitar chords.”

11:25

14. My Oh My! – “If You Need Someone” (Live)
also available on: Your Heart Not Mine / Independent / March 14, 2014

11:30

6 of the 8 members of My Oh My! played LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios: A.M. Merker (guitar & vocals), Stephen Berry (guitar), Grant Buell (piano), Sarah Dolt (vocals), Melissa Geffert (vocals) & Stephanie Gaumé (vocals), Thanks for joining us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

A.M Merker and his wife Sara recently gave birth to baby Sam.

11:38

15. My Oh My! – “Smoke” (a new song) (LIVE)

My Oh My! plays Trouser Mouse Bar & Grill, in Blue Springs, Missouri, Friday, Oct. 17. My Oh My plays Coda, 1744 Broadway, Saturday, Oct. 18, with The Dynamite Defense. More info at: http://www.myohmykc.com

11:44

16. My Oh My! – “Take It With You”
from: Your Heart Not Mine / Independent / March 14, 2014
[Stephen Berry on lead guitar, piano; Grant Buell on piano. bass; Sarah Dolt on vocals; Jacob Horpinjuk on drums; Christin Kuchem-Logan on vocals; Corbin Logan on bass, lap steel; A.M. Merker on vocals, guitar. Drawing on their Americana inspired, rock n’ roll influences of the early 70’s, mixed with their bluegrass roots, Kansas City band, My Oh My!, make a modern, alt-country take on classic rock n’ roll. The seven-piece features the two loveliest backing vocalists in Kansas City and include former members of Kansas City bluegrass band Free State Revival, along with members who have played with such KC staples as The Kansas City Bear Fighters, Margo May and the Interstate Astronauts.]

11:49

17. Deco Auto – “Such A Bother”
from the band’s Reverbnation page / Independent / 2012
[Current members include: Steven Garcia – guitar, vocals; Tracy Flowers – bass, vocals; Pat Tomek – drums. The band is currently in Pat Tomek’s Largely Studios working on new songs to be released as a follow up to their 2012 EP “Past Mistakes and Hauntings.” Steven Garcia was a founding member of the bands: Armchair Martian and Knee Jerk. Such A Bother was written by Steven Garcia.]

[Deco Auto play Knuckleheads tonight, October 15, with Deke Dickerson, and Los Straitjackets.]

[Deco Auto play recordBar, Friday, October 17, opening for Shonen Knife, with Drop A Grand.]

18. The Sluts – “Linger
from: The Loser EP / Independent / July 8, 2014 [All songs written by The Sluts. The Sluts are Kristoffer Dover and Ryan Wise. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Kansas City, MO. The band is the winner of the 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Punk Band]

[The Sluts play an in-store at Mills Record Company on Sat, October 18, with Bummer, and The Fog.]

19. Bummer – “Infinite Witches”
from: Milk / Independent / October 23, 2013 [One of two EPs released last year from the KC based trio of Matt Perrin on Guitar/Vocals, Mike Gustafson on Bass, Thomas Williams on Drums. Recorded, mixed, mastered by Tyler Perryman.The call their music: neanderthal punk noise rock sludge.]

[Bummer play an in-store at Mills Record Company on Sat, October 18, with The Sluts and The Fog.]

20. Morningglories – “At Least She Says So”
from: Wilderness Songs [EP] / Independent / June 9, 2014
[Debut release from Kansas City based 4-piece band formed by: Alex Yoffie, Meredith McGrade, Tom Hudson, and Steve Gardels. ]

[Morningglories play Coda on Friday, October 17, with The B’Dinas.]

11:58

Next week on Wed, October 22:

Musician & composer Calvin Arsenia will play live in our 90.1 FM studios.

90.1 FM station manager Barry Lee will drop by to talk about “It Came Out of the Garage” – An All Hallows Eve Garage Rock Dance Party benefit for KKFI, Thursday, October 30, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, KCMO. It’s a garage stomp evening and a benefit for KKFI. Music by The Quivers, Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy & Alan Murphy & The Frequent Flyers.

AND, Andrew Earl returns to share information about his Dawg Days Festivals and other musical projects.

11:59:30

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

Sources for notes on tracks: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

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