WMM Playlist from April 6, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates Record Store Day
with Britt Adair of Josey Records KC
and Duncan Burnett & Promise Clutter of Revolution Records
+ Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds


10:00

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. The UK’s – “Waxwings”
from: Bad Seed / Independent / April 23, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band The UK’s (formerly Uncountable Kings) formed in 2010 by Noah Bartelt on lead vocals & guitar, Zak Norton on drums, Scott Combs on guitar & vocals, and Alex Norris on bass guitar. the UK’s are releasing their first full length album, “Bad Seed”.]

[The UK’s play a special Album Release Show on Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 PM, at Davey’s Uptown, 3402 Main St, KCMO, w/ Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type & and Janet The Planet.]

10:06

3. Real Adults – “Bones”
from: Bones – Single / Independent / March 15, 2016
[Lawrence based band formed in June 2015, by Garrett Marsh on lead vocals & songwriting, Nicholas Fredrickson on drums, John McCain on bass, Doug Bybee, and Carlos Calderon. “Bones” was Produced by Joel Martin and Real Adults and Recorded by Joel Martin.]

[Real Adults play The Blind Tiger, 3945 Main St, KCMO, TONIGHT, April 6, at 9:00 pm, with Summer Salt (from Austin, TX), Arc Flash, and Drugs & Attics.]

[Real Adults play The Riot Room, April 8, at 8:30 with Toughies, opening for DMA’s]

4. Erik Voeks – “She Loved Her Jangle Pop”
from: She Loved Her Jangle Pop – Single / Independent / April 1, 2016
[Erik tells us this release is part of a series where he will be releasing a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. Erik Voeks is a Kansas City based singer-songwriter crafting melodic pop gems with often obtuse lyrics. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. A new single, She Loved Her Jangle Pop, was released on April 1st. Produced by E. Voeks & P. Hawley. Written by by Erik Voeks. Erik Voeks is performing several show with his band The Vague Lakes: Patrick Hawley, Dave Tanner and Mike Stover. More info at: https://erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/ ]

[Erik Voeks & The Vague Lakes play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, on April 14 with Ultimate Fakebook, The Dead Girls, Podstar and The Touchdowns.[

[Erik Voeks & The Vague Lakes play The Brick, 1727 McGee, April 16, at 10:00 pm with Dead Voices]

[Erik Voeks & The Vague Lakes perform an in-store at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio Overland Park, 7932 Santa Fe Drive, April 15, at 7:00 pm as a warm up before Record Store Day.]

10:13 – RSD at Records With Merritt

5. Open Fields – “All For You”
from: Open Fields Demo / Independent / August 6, 2013
[Little Rock, Arkansas 4-piece Psychedelic band formed in April 2013 by Preston Whittenburg, Blake Lefler, Brent Morgan, & Chris Kordsmeier. “The primary common denominator of the group is a deep appreciation of The Beatles’ art. Accordingly, the band’s defining characteristic is, without a doubt, the painstakingly polished, 4-part harmony prevalent in each song.”]

[Open Fields play Records With Merritt, April 16, Record Store Day w/ Slow Motion Commotion, Merlin, Man vs Animals, Via Luna, Sweat Pants Dayz, Lord Agave, Tandem, and Mr. and the Mrs ]

[Open Fields play a show the night before RSD, Friday April 15, at 10:00 pm, at CODA 1744 Broadway, KCMO with KCK roots band The Coyote.]

6. Mr. and the Mrs. – “The Killing Floor”
from: DEO VOLENTE / Woody Records / March 4, 2016
[Garage punk from husband & wife duo, Benjamin Hughes on guitars, organs, keyboards, & vocals; and Michele Choate on drims. The band is from Hillsdale, Kansas. They release their music on their own labels Woody Records and Wiener Records in limited edition cassette releases, 7″ vinyl, and hand lathe cut vinyl. And digitally as well as at: http://www.mrandthemrs.bandcamp.com Written by Mr. and the Mrs., Produced by Mike Gilliland and Ben Hughes. Produced, mixed, mastered for Auggy reed Studios by Mike Gilliland. ]

[Mr. and the Mrs play Records With Merritt, April 16, Record Store Day w/ Slow Motion Commotion, Merlin, Man vs Animals, Via Luna, Sweat Pants Dayz, Lord Agave, Tandem, and Open Fields.]

10:19 – RSD at Mills Record Company

7. BLKFLANL – “Keep Me Safe (Radio Edit)”
from: BLKFLANL II: For the Imperfect, for the Dilligent / Believe.Create / March 30, 2016
[BLKFLANL is a rap group from KCMO that started as a debut recording from Barrell Maker aka Morgan Cooper, who is 24, and grew up in a lower middle class neighborhood in Grandview, Missouri. He first started writing poetry and music in middle school and after high school he began apprenticeships in film and photography. He recorded and released his debut record Blk Flanl, with area producer and hip hop artist D/Will, (Denzil Williams). Now the two have returned as group named BLKFLANL with MC: Barrel Maker and beats from Conductor Williams. More info at: http://www.blkflanl.com%5D

[BLKFLANL plays The Granada in Lawrence, April 14, with Freddie Gibbs, and SuperShaqGonzoe]

[BLKFLANL plays Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, Saturday, April 16 with over 20 bands: The Hearts of Darkness, A.J. Gaither OMB, The Widow’s Ride, Youth Pool, El-Rey-Tones, Momma’s Boy, Dreamgirl, Westerners, Organized Crimes, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Gee Watts, Various Blonde, BUMMER, Wet Ones, Quadrigarum, Sharp Weapons, the author and the illustrator, Aaron Alexander, Jorge Arana Trio, Yes You Are]

8. Momma’s Boy – “Cool Heat”
from: How To Keep Dreaming III / The Record Machine / April 8, 2016
[First single from Momma’s Boy, an Indie Surf Pop 4-piece band from KCMO, formed December 2015, and made up of former members of Rev Gusto: Peter Beatty on guitar & vocals, Shaun Crowley on guitar & vocals, Quinn Hernandez on drums, and Anthony Hernandez on bass.]

[The Record Machine’s releases their new sampler: How To Keep Dreaming Vol. III, Friday, April 8, at Mills Record Company with BROTHER and Youth Pool, a benefit for Spay & Neuter KC.]

[Momma’s Boy plays Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, Saturday April 16, with over 20 bands: The Hearts of Darkness, A.J. Gaither OMB, The Widow’s Ride, Youth Pool, El-Rey-Tones, BLKFLANL , Dreamgirl, Westerners, Organized Crimes, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Gee Watts, Various Blonde, BUMMER, Wet Ones, Quadrigarum, Sharp Weapons, the author and the illustrator, Aaron Alexander, Jorge Arana Trio, Yes You Are]

[Momma’s Boy play Leukemia Lymphoma benefit at The Tank Room, April 21, w/ Fullbloods, & Toughies.]

9. Youth Pool – “Heavy Sleep”
from: How To Keep Dreaming III / The Record Machine / April 8, 2016
[Shawnee Kansas based 4-piece Psychedelic Wave Rock band with David on guitar & Vocals, Gage on guitar, Andria on bass & vocals, and Micah on drums. Instruments recorded and mixed by Alex Tunks, Vocals recorded and additional mixing and mastering by Tony Freijat. Additional vocals by Abigail Baldwin. Youth Pool will release their Debut EP, Dive In, on April 29.]

[The Record Machine’s releases their new sampler: How To Keep Dreaming Vol. III, Friday, April 8, at Mills Record Company with BROTHER and Youth Pool, a benefit for Spay & Neuter KC.]

[Youth Pool plays Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, Saturday April 16, with over 20 bands: The Hearts of Darkness, A.J. Gaither OMB, The Widow’s Ride, El-Rey-Tones, BLKFLANL , Dreamgirl, Westerners, Organized Crimes, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Gee Watts, Momma’s Boy, Various Blonde, BUMMER, Wet Ones, Quadrigarum, Sharp Weapons, the author and the illustrator, Aaron Alexander, Jorge Arana Trio, Yes You Are]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Britt Adair

10. The Fog – “Motorbike”
from: Josey Records KC RSD 2016 Vinyl Compilation / Josey Records / April 16, 2016
[Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, Frazier Krohn on drums. Recorded & engineered by J. Ashley Miller and Johnathon Kraft at Infoaming Vertex on December 13, 2014. Mixed and mastered by J. Ashley Miller and Ian Teeple. The Fog appears courtesy of High Dive Records KCMO.]

[The Fog play Record Store Day at Josey Records, Saturday April 16, with The Hearts of Darkness, Drugs & Attics, The New Riddim, The Greeting Committee, Nature Boys, Shy Boys/The Grisly Hand]

Britt Adair plays lead guitar for the band The Bad Ideas. She organizes bands and shows and tours, including Summer Kamp Fest, Britt works at Josey Records, she is an artist and filmmaker and huge nurturer of Kansas City Punk Music Scene. Britt joins us to discuss Josey Records KC – Record Store Day.

Joey Records opens at 8:00 AM, and the bands begin at 2:00 PM with The Hearts of Darkness, The Fog, Drugs & Attics, The New Riddim, The Greeting Committee, Nature Boys, Shy Boys, and The Grisly Hand.

Josey Records also releases a new exclusive vinyl compilation featuring five Kansas City bands: The Fog, Drugs & Attics, The New Riddim, Katy Guillen and The Girls, and The Hearts of Darkness. The vinyl compilation will only be available at Josey Records KC, 1814 Oak Street, on Record Store Day.

More info at: http://joseyrecords.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/joseyrecordskc/

11:42

11. Drugs & Attics – “The High Life”
from: Josey Records KC RSD 2016 Vinyl Compilation / Josey Records / April 16, 2016
[William Jordan on strings & voice, Andrew Paluga on slapps & voice, Brett Livingston on skins & voice. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Nathan Corsi. Special Thanks to Brian Hicks & Creep It Real Records.]

[Drugs & Attics play Record Store Day at Josey Records, Sat. April 16, with The Hearts of Darkness, The New Riddim, The Greeting Committee, The Fog, Nature Boys, Shy Boys, The Grisly Hand.]

Josey Records KC – Record Store Day with The Hearts of Darkness, The Fog, Drugs & Attics, The New Riddim, The Greeting Committee, Nature Boys, Shy Boys, and The Grisly Hand. Josey Records releases a new exclusive vinyl compilation featuring five Kansas City bands. The vinyl compilation will only be available at Josey Records KC, 1814 Oak Street, on Record Store Day. More info at: http://joseyrecords.com/ or http://www.facebook.com/joseyrecordskc/

11:54

12. The Hearts Of Darkness – “Dope”
from: Josey Records KC RSD 2016 Vinyl Compilation / Josey Records / April 16, 2016
[William Jordan on strings & voice, Andrew Paluga on slapps & voice, Brett Livingston on skins & voice.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Nathan Corsi. Special Thanks to Brian Hicks & Creep It Real Records.]

[The Hearts of Darkness play Record Store Day at Josey Records, Sat. April 16, with Drugs & Attics, The New Riddim, The Greeting Committee, The Fog, Nature Boys, Shy Boys, The Grisly Hand.]

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11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Chris Meck

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13. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “Who Do You Love”
from: It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere! / Independent / April 8, 2016
[KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals.]

[Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds are releasing their debut full-length album, “It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere!” Friday, April 8, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, with special guests Westerners, and Claire & the Crowded Stage. Doors at 8:30, show starts at 9:30.]

Chris Meck is one of Kansas City’s premiere lead guitarists. He was the co-founder guitarist and co-composer of songs from three of my favorite KC bands: of The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout, and Tiny Horse with his late wife Abigail Henderson. The two are co-founders of the Midwest Music Foundation and The MidCoast Takeover. I first heard his work as lead guitarist on the records and tours of Kristie Stremel’s first two solo releases. Chris also has contributed his guitar work to recordings of The Hearts of Darkness and The Architects. Chris Meck can make his guitar sing, and now with his trio, Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds he is not only in the role of lead guitarist, but also a lead singer, finding new songs, new words, singing with his guitar and with Calandra Ysquierdo on bass & vocals, and Michelle Bacon on drums & vocals.

Chris Meck talked about how these songs were created around the time of Abigail Henderson’s final days and through the time of his father’s death months later.

Musical history footnote: Abigail Hope Henderson Meck, died August 27, 2013, at her home in Kansas City after a five-year battle with cancer. She was 36 years old. Abigail attended the UMKC. She graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of arts in English. After college, she also helped organize “Beauty Slays the Beast,” a benefit for political-activism and voter awareness. While in college, Abigail started playing guitar. In 2001, she started her first band, Trouble Junction with Mike Stover, John Bersuch, and Calandra Ysquierdo. In the fall of 2003, singer/songwriter Abigail Henderson and guitarist Chris Meck got together and started writing songs. They confessed that their first songs were “pretty country…pretty… cow-punkish.” Mike Stover wrote on facebook that, “Trouble Junction had to end so that Abigail could start the next chapters.” In 2003, Abigail started the band The Gaslights with Chris Meck, who would later become her husband. The Gaslights recorded five albums, releasing three of them.

Chris Meck and Abigail Henderson started their second band Atlantic Fadeout in 2010 in an effort to do songs that were not country sounding, but more rock. The band included Abigail Henderson on vocals & guitars, Chris Meck on guitar & vocals, Dutch Humphrey on bass & vocals, and Amy Farrand on drums.

Chris Meck and Abigail Henderson formed Tiny Horse in an effort to perform their slower songs and new songs for Abigail after chemotherapy had taken a big part of her powerful voice.

Abigail Henderson and Chris Meck are co-founders of Midwest Music Foundation.

Chris Meck is also a sound engineer who works for many music venues all over Kansas City. He also runs sound for The MidCoast Takeover, an huge annual project of Midwest Music Foundation. The MidCoast Takeover, is a four day showcase of over 100 bands. The MidCoast Takeover is presented in Austin, Texas, during the SXSW Music Festival. The MidCoast Takeover gives opportunity and a spot light to hundreds of area musicians and their bands, on two stages at the Shangri La in Austin. For more information visit http://www.midwestmusicfound.org

11:10

14. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “Good To You”
from: It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere! / Independent / April 8, 2016
[KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals.]

Chris Meck discussed how he has also worked a lot as a bartender and in this line of work you are many times getting home at 4:00 in the morning, when everything outside is quiet, except for those early birds chirping, the birds are up to see you coming home so late, they’re “the guilty birds.” This also explains the name of their new recording.

11:26

15. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “Brave & Reckless”
from: It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere! / Independent / April 8, 2016
[KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals.]

Chris Meck & The Guity Birds are releasing their debut full-length album, “It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere!” Friday, April 8, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, with special guests Westerners, and Claire & the Crowded Stage. Doors at 8:30, show starts at 9:30. More information at: http://chrismeckandtheguiltybirds.com

11:29 – Underwriting

11:31 – Interview with Duncan Burnett & Promise Clutter

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16. Fiction Department – “Last Ride”
from: Last Ride – Single / Independent / November 16, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece Indie-Alt-Winter Rock band formed in January 2015 by: Caleb Meyers on vocals & guitars, Luke Stewart-Jones on drums, Andrew Koch on bass, and Dayton House on lead guitars. Fiction Department are on the verge of releasing their new EP. More info at: https://fictiondepartmentkc.bandcamp.com/releases%5D

[Fiction Department play Jackpot Lounge, Wednesday, April 13, in Lawrence, KS]

[Fiction Department play Revolution Records – Record Store Day, April 16 with: Noah Davis and Co, Instant Karma, and I Heard A Lion.]

Duncan Burnett & Promise Clutter joined us to share information about Revolution Records Record Store Day, April 16 with: Fiction Department, Noah Davis and Co, Instant Karma, and I Heard A Lion.

Revolution Records was formerly named Zebedee’s RPM on West 39th street but changed their name when they moved to 1830 Locust Street, in the Crossroads, in the space formerly known as Midwestern Musical Company.

We talked with Duncan and Promise about the Record Store as Community Center

Revolution Records is a pledged RSD retailer and will have many of the exclusive releases that are available only at independent record shops.

Revolution Records will open at 8:00 AM and their live “In-Store” performances start at 6:00 PM with Fiction Department, Noah Davis and Co, Instant Karma, and I Heard A Lion.

More information. http://www.revolutionrecordskc.com/

11:43

17. I Heard A Lion – “Working Class”
from: Little Wars / Independent / July 16, 2013
[McPherson, Kansas based 3-piece band, formed in 2009 by Rusty Blanchard, Adam Mercado, and Ryan Monaghan. Recorded by Ryan Monaghan and Eddy Purcell. Mixed by Ryan Monaghan. Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio.]

[I Heard A Lion play Revolution Records – Record Store Day, April 16 with: Noah Davis and Co, Instant Karma, and Fiction Department.]

In addition to Record Store Day, Vacation House play a special in-store at Revolution Records 1830 Locust Street, in the Crossroads, Friday, April 15, at 7:00 pm with Able Thought.

11:56

18. Vacation House – “Joyce”
from: Joyce – Single / Independent / April 2, 2016
[Debut single from alternative indie Kansas City band Vacation House, written by Vacation House, lyrics by Bradley Peters, produced by Alexander McClain & Zach Knoll, engineered & mixed by Logan Tyler. http://www.facebook.com/vacationhouseband%5D

[Vacation House play a special in-store at Revolution Records 1830 Locust Street, in the Crossroads, Friday, April 15, at 7:00 pm with Able Thought]

11:59:30

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

Next week, on April 13 we’ll feature more information about Record Store Day coming on April 16. We’ll talk with Judy Mills of Mills Record Company. We’ll also welcome Jen Appell and Kristina Ning of Not Sisters; multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Teri Ann Quinn shares music from her brand new album, Moons and Meltdowns, and Victor & Penny will join us to share music from their new release Electricity!

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM,
http://www.kkfi.org

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