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, March 23, 2016
Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi
+ Adriana Nikole
10:00 – Station ID
1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Seth Bogart – “Club With Me”
from: Seth Bogart / Burger Records / February 19, 2016
[Seth Bogart is know for his San Francisco based punk band Hunx and His Punx that he started in 2008 after years of performing in a gay pop group called Gravy Train, and before that Panty Raid. In February 2012, Hunx released a solo album titled “Hairdresser Blues” on Hardly Art. After relocating to Los Angeles and he came interested in creating his own web variety series and art installations, and in 2016, he released his second solo album Seth Bogart, featuring collaborations from Kathleen Hanna and Tavi Gevinson.]
3. The Fever – “Sinkin'”
from: Dirty Hot EP / Independent / September 9, 2015
[Berlin based rock/synth-punk/new wave 2-piece band. THE FEVER is a guy, a girl, a guitar, a synthesizer and a drum machine.]
[The Fever play miniBar, tomorrow night, Thursday, March 24, at 10:00 pm]
4. Field Music – “Disappointed”
from: Commontime / Memphis Industries / February 5, 2016
[6th full-length studio album by English band Field Music,formed in 2004 by brothers David and Peter Brewis (who at one time played drums for fellow Sunderland band The Futureheads), with Andrew Moore as keyboardist along several others.. Their style has been dubbed ‘prog-pop’ by the British music press, reflecting both the experimental and traditional elements of their compositional style. Common time was recorded in their Sunderland studio. The album marks a shift towards the R&B and funk-like style earlier exhibited on David Brewis’s second solo record as School of Language. The album’s lyrics were heavily inspired by the brothers’ children, and it was Peter’s son’s love of Hall & Oates and American number-one singles that shaped the less fractured, more accessible structure and style of the album. Lead single, “The Noisy Days Are Over”, received a brief endorsement by musician Prince on Twitter. The album was well received by most critics, at various times being compared favorably to comparisons to XTC, Genesis, 10cc, ELO, The Neptunes, Todd Rundgren, Talking Heads, Lambchop and Hot Chip. All songs written & composed by David & Peter Brewis.]
5. Bibio – “Town & Country (Radio Edit)”
from: A Mineral Love / Warp Records / April 1, 2016
[8th studio album from pop mastermind Bibio who is Stephen James Wilkinson an English music producer. His music is primarily electronic and experimental in nature. Bibio is a resident of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, England, Wilkinson developed a passion for experimental music during his time at Middlesex University in London, where he studied “sonic arts”. He developed his own style of music, drawing from contemporary experimental electronica bands such as Boards of Canada, and incorporating field recordings and found sounds. Electronically modified guitar melodies and droning synthesizer sounds are a recurring theme in his pieces, causing many people to label his music as a hybrid of electronica or intelligent dance music and folk music. Wilkinson adopted the alias Bibio from the name of a small black and red fly his father used on childhood fishing trips in Wales. He has said to be influenced lyrically by foreign languages, phonemes, Daft Punk, Boards of Canada, Madlib, J Dilla and Elizabeth Fraser. Influences on his guitar playing include The Incredible String Band, Nick Drake, Tortoise and João Gilberto. “Town & Country” is the first single from upcoming album. The song hearkens back not only to warm ’60s textures, but also to the gentle guitar work of his crucial 2009 album Ambivalence Avenue. Great for new and old Bibio fans alike.]
6. Betse & Clarke – “Fair And Tender Ladies”
from: Bird Notes EP / Independent / June 4, 2015
[Betse Ellis on fiddle, and Clarke Wyatt on banjo. Recorded at home by Clarke Wyatt, mixed by Clarke Wyatt, and produced by Clarke Wyatt and Betse Ellis. Includes the traditional “Give the Fiddler a Dram” with Btese’s original song “Pig on a Stone.” ]
[Betse & Clarke play Halfway to Winfield at Knuckleheads, Sat, March 26, at 6:00 pm w/ The Ben Miller Band, Fast Food Junkies, Loaded Goat, Jr. Soapbox, Konza Swamp Band /w special guest Jimmy Campbell, Sugar Britches, The John Brown Boys, Whiskey for the Lady, and Good Time Charley.]
7. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Meticulous Bird”
from: A Man Alive / Ribbon Music / 2016
[4th studio album from San Francisco, California-based (formerly Falls Church, Virginia) alternative folk rock music group. It consists of Thao Nguyen on vocals & guitar) and Adam Thompson on vocals, bass guitar & keyboards. Produced by Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. Thao Nguyen was born in Virginia in 1984, and raised in Falls Church, Nguyen began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of twelve while helping out at her mother’s laundromat. She began performing in high school as part of a pop-country duo with friend Brenna Clerkin. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County and studied at the College of William & Mary, where she double majored in Sociology and Women’s studies. After recording an EP that differed from her initial style, she began performing as a soloist with her acoustic guitar. With her fellow college students Adam and Willis Thompson she formed Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down. After graduating she toured extensively, both with the band and as a solo artist. She moved to San Francisco around 2009, and has been based there since.]
8. Esperanza Spalding – “One”
from: Emily’s D+Evolution (Deluxe Edition) / Concord Music Group / March 4, 2016
[5th album from an American jazz bassist, cellist and singer, Esperanza Emily Spalding, born October 18, 1984, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions. A concept album revolving around a central character named Emily (Spalding’s middle name), Emily’s D+Evolution is not a jazz album — though jazz does inform much of the music here. Instead, Spalding — who also co-produced the album alongside legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) — builds the release largely around angular, electric guitar-rich prog rock, kinetic, rhythmically rich jazz fusion, and lyrically poetic pop. Spalding was raised in Portland, Oregon and was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at age five. She was later both self-taught and trained on a number of instruments, including guitar and bass. Her proficiency earned her scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music. She has won four Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award. Of her new album Pitchfork writes, “These are exuberant, confrontational songs, amplified in the same sort of rock/funk hybrid style that brings Prince and Janelle Monae to mind. Gone is the Afro, replaced with long braids, wide-rimmed glasses, and ornate outfits.”.]
10:28 – Underwriting
10:30– Interview with Patrick Alonzo Conway
Patrick Alonzo Conway is a Kansas City based composer, performer, educator, and independent musician. He holds a Masters in Music Composition from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He was a founding member of newEar, and he works with Terrestrial Consort, People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Mambo DeLeon, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, and BCR. He is a 2012 recipient of the Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellow Award. Patrick Alonzo Conway is also the Director of Gamelan Genta Kasturi.
Gamelan Genta Kasturi performs with founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa & Family, Sat, Mar. 26, at 7:30 pm, at Quixotic School of Performing Arts, 1616 Broadway Blvd, KCMO.
For over 13 years KC’s community Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, has been presenting community concerts.
The group’s founder and family return in a special concert of Balinese Music & Dance featuring original compositions by Mr. Asnawa and traditional classics.
Gamelan Genta Kasturi with Balinese Guest Artists, under the direction of I Ketút Gedé Asnawa, featuring his wife Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa, and two daughters Yunirika Asnawa & Yonitika Asnawa performing several dances with the music.
FREE & Open to the Public -donations accepted-
Last year featured works included three of his original compositions: “Sekar Taman” Dance (Flowers in the Garden), “Gita Genta Kasturi” (written for the group) and “Gilak Walipraja” along with three other Balinese classics: “Siwa Natha” (King Shiva), “Baris Tunggal” Dance depicting a solo warrior, “Margapati” Dance depicting a sleeping lion and “Oleg Tamulilingan” Dance which portrays the interaction of male and female bumblebees.
9. Gamelan Genta Kasturi – “Oleg Tamulilingan”
from: Recorded live from, Gamelan Genta Kasturi with I Ketút Gedé Asnawa & Family at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral – Founders Hall KCMO / March 21, 2015
Mr. Asnawa has been faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in conjunction with the Robert E. Brown Center For World Music since leaving Kansas City in 2006. He and his family maintain an active schedule performing, teaching and promoting Balinese Cultural Arts.
Gamelan Genta Kasturi have been Studio Residents as part of the Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program since 2011.
Gamelan Genta Kasturi, premiered a large scale collaborative work in 2011 featuring his Patrick Alonzo Conway’s original composition Angels & Demons at Play through Urban Culture Project and ArtSounds. Shortly thereafter, Gamelan Genta Kasturi was awarded Studio Space through the Charlotte Street/Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program.
A gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Java and Bali, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, kendang (drums) & gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed & plucked strings. Vocalists may also be included. For most Indonesians, gamelan music is an integral part of Indonesian culture.
The term refers more to the set of instruments than to the players of those instruments. A gamelan is a set of instruments as a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together – instruments from different gamelan are generally not interchangeable.
Bali is a province of Indonesia. The province covers a few small neighbouring islands as well as the isle of Bali. The main island is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country’s 34 provinces w/ the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the S. of the island.
Patrick Alonzo Conway went to Bali.
With a population recorded as 3,891,428 in the 2010 census, and currently 4.22 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. In the 2000 census about 92.29% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. A tourist haven for decades, Bali has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years.
Patrick Alonzo Conway plays with others including: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, newEar, and The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City who have been names as headliner for the 2015 Wichita Jazz Fest.
Gamelan Genta Kasturi plays with founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and Family, Sat, Mar. 26, at 7:30 pm, at Quixotic School of Performing Arts, 1616 Broadway Blvd, KCMO. More information: http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org
10. Gamelan Genta Kasturi – “Margapati”
from: Recorded live from, Gamelan Genta Kasturi with I Ketút Gedé Asnawa & Family at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral – Founders Hall KCMO / March 21, 2015
11. TEMP TATS – “Asteroid Rage”
from: IONS / Independent / December 14, 2015
[Debut EP from Kansas City based 4-piece rock/R&B/Math/Space band made up of: Eric Schuman on vocals & guitar, Joel Schuman on vocals & keyboards, Luke Waye on drums, and Chris Paul on bass. Half of the Ep was recorded by Mike McDonough at Clockwork Audio. The other half was recorded by Jorge Arana. All songs mastered by Mike McDonough. Artwork by Brit Waye. Music by Eric Schuman, Joel Schuman, Chris Paul, and Luke Waye. More information at: http://www.temptats.bandcamp.com/%5D
[TEMP TATS play miniBar, Tonight, March 23, at 10:00 pm, for the 4th week of the Various Blonde’s residency on Wednesdays though March, at miniBar, 3810 Broadway, Blvd, KCMO, organized by Joshua Allen and featuring along with TEMP TATS, Various Blonde, and Frieght Train Rabbit Killer.]
12. Mavis Staples – “High Note”
from: Livin’ on a High Note / Anti / February 19, 2016
[14th studio solo album from American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist, born in Chicago, Illinois on July 10, 1939. She has recorded and performed with her family’s band The Staple Singers. She began her career with her family group in 1950. Initially singing locally at churches, appearing on a weekly radio show, the Staples scored a hit in 1956 with “Uncloudy Day” for the Vee-Jay label. When Mavis graduated from what is now Paul Robeson High School in 1957, The Staple Singers took their music on the road. Led by family patriarch Roebuck “Pops” Staples on guitar and including the voices of Mavis and her siblings Cleotha, Yvonne, and Purvis, the Staples were called “God’s Greatest Hitmakers.” With Mavis’ voice and Pops’ songs, singing, and guitar playing, the Staples evolved from enormously popular gospel singers (with recordings on United and Riverside as well as Vee-Jay) to become the most spectacular and influential spirituality-based group in America. By the mid-1960s The Staple Singers, inspired by Pops’ close friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., became the spiritual and musical voices of the civil rights movement. They covered contemporary pop hits with positive messages, including Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” and a version of Stephen Stills’ “For What It’s Worth”. Livin’ on a High Note was produced by M. Ward the album features songs written specifically for Staples by Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, tUnE-yArds, Neko Case, Aloe Blacc, and others. Mavis!, the first feature documentary about Staples and the Staple Singers, directed by Jessica Edwards, had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2015. Mavis! will screened in theaters and on HBO in February 2016. Staples was briefly married to Spencer Leak in 1964; they divorced when Staples would not end her music career to stay home. She has no children. In the 2015 documentary Mavis! she reveals that Bob Dylan once proposed to her, and she turned him down.]
11:00 – Station ID
13. The Grisly Hand – “Regrets on Parting
from: Flesh & Gold / Independent / October 2, 2015
[The songs on Flesh & Gold are part of a double LP to be released in 2016. The band spent a year with Joel Nanos at Element Recording, and decided to split the songs between two CD/digital releases. The second half will be released in 2016, along with the LP. The album is the first with the newest member, Dan Loftus on bass, keyboards & vocals, joining Jimmy Fitzner on guitar & vocals, Lauren Krum on vocals & percussion, Matt Richey on drums, Mike Stover on steel guitar, bass & vocals, Ben Summers on guitar, vocals & mandolin. “Regrets On Parting” features: Rich Wheeler on tenor saxophone, Nick Howell on trumpet, and Mike Walker on trombone.]
[The Grisly Hand play The Tank Room Saturday, March 26, with The Philistines.]
14. Nicholas St. James – “Go Anywhere”
from: THEATRES / Independent / February 22, 2016
[Debut album from Lawrence based, vaudeville-folk-troubadour, Nicholas St. James, 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. More information at: http://www.nicholasstjames.com.%5D
[Nicholas St. James plays The Lied Center at The University of Kansas In Lawrence on Tues, Mar. 29]
15. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “If You Were Gone”
from: If You Were Gone – Single / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals) & Stephanie Williams (drums). Part of a group of songs that band is recording for an acoustic album with producer Joel Nanos at Element Recording]
[Katy Guillen & the Girls play The FISH FRY’S 30th Anniversary, tomorrow night, Thursday, March 24, at Knuckleheads, with Danielle Nicole Band.]
16. Pinegrove – “Visting”
from: Cardinal / Run For Cover Records / February 12, 2016
[Montclair, New Jersey based band centered around the lyrics of Evan Stephens Hall on lead vocals and guitar, with brothers Zack Levine on drums and Nick Levine on guitar, and Sam Skinner on bass]
[Pinegrove plays The Granada in Lawrence, Thurs, March 24, w/ The Sidekicks, and Into IT Over It]
11:14 – Underwriting
11:16 – Interview with Adriana Nikole
Kansas City based singer-songwriter, Adriana Nikole is originally from the Detroit, Michigan area and started performing and writing songs in her early 20’s. She moved to Knoxville, and then Nashville, TN, performing on the street for a few months, and then finally settled in Kansas City. Her music is rooted in Motown, 1950’s doo wop, and old school country, however she also loves to experiment with electronic music. Adriana Nikole has been in Kansas City for three years and is working on her first record.
More information at: http://Reverbnation.com/adriananikole
17. Adriana Nikole – “Untitled” (a new song) (LIVE)
Adriana Nikole – released the single “Vibration” on February 27, 2015
Originally from Detroit, Adriana Nikole was born and raised in Michigan. She loved singing but was too shy to share her voice until her mid 20’s when she started playing ukulele & writing songs. She moved to Nashville and started playing guitar. In Sept 2012 she moved to KC where she found a welcoming home in the local music community. She recording music with Saunders Street Records, and released a single.
Adriana is recording new music for an upcoming EP release. Adriana is performs a solo artist and also with a band. She also sings with Anna Cole and the Other Lovers.
18. Adriana Nikole – “Overboard” (LIVE)
More information at: http://Reverbnation.com/adriananikole
19. TEEN – “Tokyo”
from: Love Yes / Carpark Records / February 12, 2016
[3rd full length album from an American alternative rock band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2010. The group consists of Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson (former keyboardist for the Brooklyn band Here We Go Magic) on guitar, keyboards & vocals; her two sisters Katherine Lieberson on drums & vocals; and Lizzie Lieberson on keyboards & vocals; and Boshra AlSaadi on bass & Vocals. The Lieberson sisters, are daughters of noted composer Peter Lieberson, and they all hail originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia.]
20. Ra Ra Riot – “Water”
from: Need Your Light / Barsuk Records / February 19, 2016
[4th studio album from American indie rock band from Syracuse, New York, formed in January 2006consisting of vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, violinist Rebecca Zeller, and drummer Kenny Bernard.]
[Ra Ra Riot play The Riot Room, Wed, April 6,at 7:30 pm w/ guests PWR BTTM, and And The Kids]
21. Sneaky Creeps – “Gossip Renaissance”
from: Negative Space / Big Urges / March 12, 2014
[Recorded, mixed, and Mastered by Joel Nanos of Element Recording, KC, MO. with Isaac Ahloe on bass, Max Crutcher on drums and yell/talk, and Andy Erdrich on guitar, loops/noises, and yell/talk.]
[The Sneaky Creeps play The Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Thurs. March 24, at 10:00 pm.]
22. The Besnard Lakes -“Golden Lion”
from: A Coliseum Complex Museum / Jagjaguar / January 22, 2016
[5th studio album from Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2003 by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, the band also includes Kevin Laing (drums), Richard White on guitar, Sheenah Ko on keyboards) and Robbie MacArthur (guitar).]
[The Besnard Lakes play Middle of The Map Fest.]
23. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
Next week on March 30, singer songwriter Rick Malsick join us to share music from his latest CD with Evan Smalley, Philodendron. In our second hour, musician Andrew Foshee returns to share information and music from his new EP , ‘Corvair’, to be released April 1, and recorded with Joel Nanos at Element Recording and featuring a handful of talented Kansas City musicians.
Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org
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