WMM Playlist from May 25, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Philistines
+ Rae Fitzgerald + Westport Roots Festival

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1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Santah – “Did We Sing?”
from: How To Keep Dreaming III / The Record Machine / April 8, 2016
[Chicago based Blurry-Eyed Dark doo-wop rock-roll, formed on February 10, 2006 by Plock, McConnells, Trafton, and Winegardner.][The Record Machine’s new sampler: How To Keep Dreaming Vol. III, is available at https://therecordmachine.bandcamp.com. Proceeds benefit Spay & Neuter Kansas City.][Santah played Middle of The Map, Sat, May 7 at The Brick]

3. Mat Shoare – “All About You”
from: Mirror Music no. 1 / Independent / January 26, 2016
[Mat Shoare followed up his critically acclaimed 3rd full length release of 2015, Right As Rain, with this new 4-song EP. Mat has also released several EPs with his band The Empty Spaces, who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Garage Band.][Mat Shoare plays The Brick, on Saturday, May 28, with The Leonas, and The Perfect Things.]

10:11 – Music from Westport Roots Festival

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Westport Roots Festival, begins this Friday, May 27, at 8:00 PM w/ The Honky Tonk Pre Party at The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO, w/ The Hardship Letters, Kasey Rausch and Friends, Dusty Rust, and Dale Watson at Midnight. The Festival continues on Saturday May 28, at 12:00 Noon through 2:00 AM at: The Westport Saloon, Ernie Biggs, Firefly Lounge, Californo’s, Buzzard Beach, and Doughnut Lounge, with over 60 performers of Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Outlaw Country, Ameripolitan, Blues, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Cowpunk, and Roots music. On Sunday, May 29, The Westport Saloon presents Roots Fest Recovery with special guests, Mountain Sprout, and solo sets from: Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club,Brook Blanche, Joshua Morningstar, Billy Don Burns, and J.B. Beverley.

4. Dale Watson – “Everybody’s Somebody in Luchenbach Texas”
rom: Call Me Insane / Hen House Records Records / June 9, 2015
[Dale Watson was born October 7, 1962 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and self-published author based in Austin, Texas. He champions “Ameripolitan” as a new genre of original music and has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider who is interested in recording authentic country music. As a result, he has become a favorite of critics and alt-country fans. Since 1995 he has released 29 full length albums. Dale Watson has appeared on film and television and appears regularly at The Continental Club in Austin and The Grand Ole Opry in Nasville.][Dale Watson plays The Honky Tonk Pre Party at The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, Friday, May 27, at 8:00 PM, with The Hardship Letters, Kasey Rausch and Friends, Dusty Rust.]

10:14 – Interview with Jody Hendrix

Jody Hendrix is co-founder of Little Class Records, and is co-founder of the Westport Roots Festival. He organizes all of the music presented at The Westport Saloon. Jody grew up dreaming of making music. By the age of 14, he was forming bands and organizing little free festivals in public parks. After serving in the military, and learning life’s lessons the hard way, while in his late 20s, Jody helped form, Them Damned Young Livers, a “cowpunk” band that toured the region in a bus fueled on vegetable oil.

In an effort to avoid the high prices of commercial recording studios, Jody and his band created their own studio, to record their second album, Psalms of Ill-Repute. Eventually their home-made studio began recording music for their friends, and in 2010, with the recording of Billy Beale’s “Slide Dog Billy,” Jody created Little Class Records with friend and collaborator, Matt Dennis. While working as booking manager at The Westport Saloon, in 2013 Little Class Records teamed up with The Westport Saloon to create Westport Roots Festival, now in it’s third year, featuring over 60 bands, on six stages in Westport, on Saturday, May 28, 12:00 Noon through 2:00 AM.

While searching for ways to get his band’s music out there to listeners and fans, Jody Hendrix ended up creating a recording company that is serving multiple bands and many many musicians, and an entire community of music lovers.

Little Class Records, the label has put out so much music in a short period of time. In fact there are six new Little Class records releases happening during this year’s Westport Roots Festival:

Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers – Continental Breakfast of Champions
[After releasing their debut record, How Am I Supposed To Get Back Home, on Little Class in 2015, NKATLC continued grinding away and accomplished over 250 shows and walked away with an sophomore follow up that was completely curated on the road. When you do as many shows as these guys, there is no rehearsal, you write, create and shape songs in front of people every night. This particular collection is wrapped in Cosmic Cowboy, Outlaw and Classic Country. Obvious inspirations include Woody Guthrie and John Prine with a touch of early Sun Records slap back.] [By way of Grand Rapids, Mi., Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers are slated to call KC home in Spring 2016 to be close to the amazing music happening here.]

Julian Davis and The Hay-Burners – Make Americana Great Again
[16 year old Julian Davis has quite a splash on the regional roots scene. With his television debut just days after the fest, Julian and his Hay-Burners have a new album to boot. This will be the trio’s first effort as a full band. Since the release of Who Walks In, When I Walk Out?, Julian and Seth Campbell on bass stumbled upon red hot fiddler’, Shannon O’Shea and quickly invited her to permanently round out the sound. O’Shea’s authentic hillbilly chops bring a real western swing feel to the project. There will be some originals revisited on this release as well as some obscure songs from heroes past.]

The Drunken Cuddle – Electric Cat
[The 3rd studio album, from Denver, Colorado, based “cowpunk”band. Spouting a solid set of road tested tunes with no frills or anything fancy, this album was recorded to sound exactly like TDC sounds live. Why? Because that’s how we love music. All songs were captured in 2 to 3 live takes, displaying the tightness of this Never-go-home duo. The thing we love about this band, is they are the perfect bridge between roots and punk. In fact, they inhabit the hearts in the nationwide punk communities the same way they do in the roots community. Between the spaghetti western guitar lines and the fast as hell tempos, there isn’t a subculture in the land that wouldn’t like to be Drunken Cuddled.]

Monzie Leo and The Big Sky – Visions Envelop
[Monzie Leo has a big voice and a knack for songwriting. His presence is large and the sounds on Visions Envelop are a powerful reminder of what culture and talent reside in rural Kansas. Some tracks you can boot scoot to at times, while others are rather somber, full of minor chords and melodies that are almost influenced by soul music. The songs are thought provoking, introspective and always tell a story. ]

Boot Hill – Buried With Their Boots on: The Very Worst of Boot Hill
[During the late 90’s and early 00’s Boot Hill was one of Kansas City’s best cowpunk bands. Frontman and songwriter, Gary Cloud has resurrected this outfit (with some minor adjustments) and prepared a compilation of old demos and b-sides for release at the fest. We have also been told that there will be a handful of new tracks to boot! Gary Clouds’ rock n’ roll noises have been dwindled down to some solo acoustic shows here and there for several years now. We only hope that the resurrection of Boot Hill brings his music back to the forefront of the local scene. Both the KC punk scene and the roots community could use a dose.]

CJ Walker – Currently Untitled
[CJ Walker is a 21 year old blues guitarist with something special: His old soul. Coming from a family of Kansas City Blues pioneers, it’s not surprising that CJ has Kansas City Blues deep in his gut. What is surprising, is he does it against all odds. CJ suffered a traumatic injury at birth leaving him with only partial use of his left hand. Long story short he wound up being one of the best blues guitarist we’ve ever heard. CJ and his band, consisting of Adam Watson on Drums and Derek Tucker on bass, are currently in the studio and will hit the ground running on May 28th with their debut full length! For fans of Jimi Hendrix and BB King.]

Westport Roots Festival was developed in 2013 when Little Class Records and The Westport Saloon decided to team up and make The Historic Neighborhood of Westport, located in KCMO ground zero for the new roots music revolution. Launching Memorial Day Weekend, 2014, WRF made waves and in the media and the national music community with the diverse line up of genre bending artists. The traditional Bluegrass, Honky-Tonk and Outlaw acts performed side byside with Psychobilly, Cowpunk and Neo-Traditional acts, creating a unique blend of music appealing to many listening preferences!

The Westport Roots Festival – May 28, starts at 12:00 Noon through 2:00 AM
Westport Roots Festival — More info at: http://www.westportroots.com

Venues include: The Westport Saloon, Ernie Biggs, Firefly Lounge, Californo’s, Buzzard Beach, and Doughnut Lounge.

Musical Acts:
Sarah Gayle Meech, The Hickoids, Billy Don Burns, JB Beverley, Shawn James and The Shapeshifters, Calamity Cubes, Urban Pioneers, Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy, Elvis Hitler, Josh Morningstar, AJ Gaither OMB, SS Web, Champagne Charlie, Jack Grelle, Carsone Mchone, Nathan Kalish and The Lastcallers, Jon Hatchett, The HoboSexuals, The Creek Rocks, Pete Berwick, Brutally Frank, Dead Bundy and The Neat, Neat ,Neats, Dead Dickhammer, Freght Train Rabbit Killer and The Legions of Ghosts, Pendergast, BootHill, Julian Davis, Kansas City Hustle, The Kansas City Bearfighters, Drunken Cuddle, Kiel Grove, Hunter Grigg, Monzie Leo and The Big Sky, Twenty Thousand Strongmen, Tyler Gregory and The Bootleg Band, Booker Noe, Dusty Rust, Joe and Vicky Price, Kasey Rausch and Friends, Scott Hrabko and The Rabbits, Well Worn Soles, The Bindlestiffs, Hunter Grigg, Randal Conrad Ollinger OMB, Billy Beale, Coyote Bill Boogie Band, CJ Walker, The Hector Anchando Band, KC Raindogs, The Matchsellers, Ashes to Immortality, Loaded Goat, Konza Swamp Band, Good Time Charlie, Johnny 2 Tone and Jabberock spin classic vinyl.

Sunday, May 29, 12:00 PM, Roots Fest Recovery, at The Westport Saloon, with special guests Mountain Sprout, and Solo Sets from: Joey Henry’s Dirty Sunshine Club, Brook Blanche, Joshua Morningstar, Billy Don Burns, J.B. Beverley.

This year’s Westport Roots Festival features over 60 bands, on six stages in Westport, on Saturday, May 28, 12:00 Noon through 2:00 AM. The Honky Tonk Pre Party, is Friday, May 27, at 8:00 PM at The Westport Saloon. More info at: http://www.westportroots.com

5. Sarah Gayle Meech – “Love of Mine”
from: Tennessee Love Song / Sarah Gayle Meech / March 28, 2015
[Nashville based singer songwriter is the winner of the 2015 Best Outlaw Female Ameripolitan Award, ][Sarah Gayle Meech plays The Westport Roots Festival, Saturday, May 28, at 10:45 pm at The Lagunitas Stage at Ernie Biggs.]

6. Rae Fitzgerald – “Lost in Ukrainian Village”
from: Popular Songs For Wholesome Families / Independent / June 3, 2016
[The third album from Columbia, Missouri based singer songwriter Rae Fitzgerald. Recorded at Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, MO, and Good Danny’s in Austin, TX, between October 2014 and September 2015. Engineered and produced by Lucas Oswald of Shearwater/Minus Story/Appleseed Cast/Old Canes/Hospital Ships. Mastered by Carl Saff. ]

10:34 – Interview with Rae Fitzgerald

We just heard Rae Fitzgerald performing her song, Lost in Ukrainian Village, from her new album POPULAR SONGS FOR WHOLESOME FAMILIES, to be released June 3. This is the third album from the singer songwriter who was raised in Alabama, Fitzgerald and has lived in Bakersfield, California and Austin, Texasa but considers Columbia, Missouri her home. Rae Fitzgerald Recorded POPULAR SONGS FOR WHOLESOME FAMILIES at Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, MO, and Good Danny’s in Austin, TX, between October 2014 and September 2015. Engineered and produced by Lucas Oswald.

The lyrics of POPULAR SONGS FOR WHOLESOME FAMILIES are beautifully poetic and personal and sometimes painful in their expression of isolation, death, betrayal.

In the midst of this crazy political year Rae relates her own personal moments with references to Ferguson Missouri, Living in the USA, drinking clean water.

“LOST IN UKRAINIAN VILLAGE” is the second single from your Rae Fitzgerald’s record and it premiered on AtwoodMagazine.com with a beautiful piece written by Mitch Mosk.

The cover photo for POPULAR SONGS FOR WHOLESOME FAMILIES shows four women sitting on the steps of a porch to a house with a man wearing shorts stands to the right. Rae explained that this is a picture of her father, her grandmother, and her aunts.

Throughout the 11 songs on the new record, we noticed references to Seagrams, Vodka, Wine, Beer, bourbon, gin, champagne, heroin, camel double wides, and Cat Power, as revelation to what is truly on the cabinets of WHOLESOME FAMILIES homes.

Rae Fitzgerald recently recorded for Daytrotter, a website for the recording studio Horseshack, located in Rock Island, Illinois, which hosts recording sessions with many popular and typically up-and-coming indie music acts. Founded in 2006 by Sean Moeller. The sessions can be compared to that of a radio station’s lounge recordings, where musicians passing through the town can record live in the studio. Due to their tendency to offer an eclectic sampling of music, and their production style (see Studio section below) the sessions have been compared to that of the legendary Peel Sessions. The site typically hosts around 60 songs by 17 bands per week, almost all available as downloads. According to the Daytrotter website, they have served more than 21.5 million song downloads.

Rae Fitzgerald is performing a series of ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS

Friday, May 27, at 8:00 PM, at Cafe Berlin, 220 N. 10th Street, in Columbia, MO. w/ Enemy Airship and Extravision

Sat, May 28, at 8:00 PM, at Columbia’s Farmers Market, 1701 West Ash, Columbia, MO

Thurs, June 2 at 8 PM at Foam, 3359 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO w/ The Hollow Ends

Saturday, June 4 at 9 PM at Lindberg’s Tavern, 318 W Commercial St, Springfield, MO with Heidi Klum’s Bangs, and Hot Missoury

Sat, June 18, at 8:00 PM, at Cooper’s Landing, 11505 Smith Hatchery Rd, Columbia, MO

https://raefitzgerald.bandcamp.com/

Rae Fitzgerald performing her song, Jackyl the very last track from her new album POPULAR SONGS FOR WHOLESOME FAMILIES, to be released June 3.

7. Rae Fitzgerald – “Jackyl”
from: Popular Songs For Wholesome Families / Independent / June 3, 2016
[The third album from Columbia, Missouri based singer songwriter Rae Fitzgerald. Recorded at Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, MO, and Good Danny’s in Austin, TX, between October 2014 and September 2015. Engineered and produced by Lucas Oswald of Shearwater/Minus Story/Appleseed Cast/Old Canes/Hospital Ships. Mastered by Carl Saff. ]

10:49 – Underwriting

8. Schwervon! – “Fuzzy Math”
from Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / September 30, 2014
[2 piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and relocated to KC 5 years ago]

[Major Matt Mason USA (Matthew Roth of Schwervon!) has a solo show this Thursday with Pat Tomek (of The Rainmakers) on drums for most of the set. This will be their virgin flight together in a live setting as a duo as part of FOLK THIS III, Thursday, May 26, at 8:00 PM, at Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, 3402 Main St, KCMO with Maggie Henehan, Not Sisters, Boot Hill, Go Generation]

[Schwervon! play Merica Records presents: Anti Folk Fest 3, Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 PM at Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, featuring 14 acts: Billy Beale, Matthew Mann, Dr. Dave Duly, Patrick Westerhaus, Seafoam Galaxy, Nick Mckenna, Schwervon, Ven Smith, Taylor Mitchell, Lazy Ol’ Bitch, Here’s To The Life, Folkicide, Caleb Cox Johnson, Nate Cartwright, and Bradley Tiedeman]

9. The Conquerors – “I Don’t Know”
from: I Don’t Know – Single B/W I See You / High Dive Records / August 11, 2015
[Rock & Roll / Psychedelic Pop from KC based 5-piece band with: Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, and Kyle Rausch on bass & vocals. Written by: The Conquerors. Recorded by: Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mixed by: Joel Nanos & Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mastered by: Joel Nanos at Element Recording. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D[The Conquerors play The Brick, Friday, May 27th opening for their label-mates Psychic Heat who have a KC album release show for this new record SUNSHOWER also on the bill is Toughies.]

10:58 – Station ID

11:00

10. The Philistines – “Radiation Drive”
from: Backbone of the Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016

The Philistines are a six-piece powerhouse of sound with Kimmie Queen on lead vocals, Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals, Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboards, and Steve Gardels on drums.

The Philistines were recently signed to The Record Machine, and are releasing their debut album, THE BACKBONE OF NIGHT, on Friday May 27. The Philistines will present a special LP Release Show, at The Living Room, 1818 McGee Street, KCMO, with doors opening at 8:00 for Johnny Hamil’s GAV7D, followed at 9:00 with a floor show from Damian Blake, Annie Cherry, Jon Piggy Cupit and Ron Megee, and then at 10:00 The Philistines take the stage. For ticket information: http://www.squareup.com/store/philistineskc.

Rod Peal, Cody Wyoming, Kimmie Queen, Josh Mobley, Michelle Bacon, and Steve Gardels of The Philistines on the May 25, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Rod Peal, Cody Wyoming, Kimmie Queen, Josh Mobley, Michelle Bacon, and Steve Gardels of The Philistines on the May 25, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Kimmie Queen, Cody Wyoming, Rod Peal, Michelle Bacon, Josh Mobley and Steve Gardels, joined us live on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The album was recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios where everyone is in the same room.

The Philistines were born out of a heavy snowstorm in Kansas City in late 2012. Cody Wyoming told Tim Finn in a January 2015 interview, that with his girlfriend of eight years, Kimmie Queen, holed up in the house they share, and music started to happen. “We had lots of food, whiskey and records,” Wyoming said. “So we stayed in, played records and wrote songs.”

The idea of the band evolved as Cody started creating songs in collaboration with Kimmie.

All of individual members of The Philistines represent many different parts of the Kansas City Music and Arts Community

1. Josh Mobley is one of the original members of Hearts of Darkness, and The Afterparty, he has been a working part of the West Crossroads and West Bottoms cultural arts scene at Y.Js, The Ship, and The Mardi Gras celebrations.

2. Steve Gardels was formerly with the band Appropriate Grammar, The Art Institute, Stever works in film and video work, performance art, the punk scene and he came from the Omaha music scene.

3. Cody Wyoming is also a member of The Pedaljets, he was part of the bands: Tiny Horse, The Cody Wyoming Deal, The Afterparty, The Von Hodads, David George and A Crooked Mile, Wyandotte County Lowriders, The Monitor, he has directed and produced plays at The Living Room and organized tribute shows for The Rolling Stones, and The Velvet Underground. He has worked at Midwestern Musical Company, The Folk Store, and is a former radio show host on KKFI.

4. Rod Peal created Halcyon Diversified Trading, and after moving from brick and mortar to online, he still sells albums and collectibles through Cowtown Mallroom, 3101 Gillham Plz. Along with Kimmie he his a parent, a Rock & Roll Dad.

5. Michelle Bacon is everywhere in the KC music scene, as a member of of Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, as a writer for The Bridge 90.1, as former editor of The Deli Magazine, and former member of the bands Deco Auto, Drew Black & Dirty Electric, and Dolls On Fire. Michelle also works extensively as a volunteer for Midwest Music Foundation, she has also worked for Folk Alliance.

6. Kimmie Queen works as an actress. She has been seen on stages for The Coterie Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The Living Room Theatre, La Esquina/Charlotte Street Foundation. Kimmie has also worked as a make up and costume designer, director, writer and producer, and she has worked in theatre education.

The album was recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios and mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. This album was mastered for vinyl.

11:18

11. The Philistines – “A Twitch of The Death Nerve”
from: The Backbone of Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016

The Philistines release their debut, THE BACKBONE OF NIGHT, on Friday May 27.

The Philistines present an LP Release Show, Saturday June 4, at The Living Room, 1818 McGee, KCMO

Doors open at 8:00 – with Johnny Hamil’s GAV7D

9:00 – floor show from Damian Blake, Annie Cherry, Jon Piggy Cupit and Ron Megee,

10:00 – The Philistines take the stage.

For ticket information: http://www.squareup.com/store/philistineskc.

THE BACKBONE OF NIGHT

In early 2014, members of The Philistines shared their musical influences with The Deli Magazine KC and Editor Michelle Bacon:

Cody: The Flaming Lips are a big influence, but also The Velvet Underground, Love and Rockets, Mazzy Star, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Black Sabbath. But hidden under the feedback and reverb, there’s some pretty basic early rock ‘n roll and even girl group influences. There’s some Buddy Holly and Elvis in there as well as The Ronnettes and the Crystals.

Kimmie: Love and Rockets, the Velvet Underground, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sabbath, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are probably the most obvious influences. Some others are Italian and British horror cinema of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Hugh Hefner, and The Monkees.

Rod: Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, The Beatles, The Stones, The Sonics, The Stooges, Expo ‘70.

In the Deli Magazine KC interview, members gave “thumbnail descriptions” of the band’s sound:

Cody: Psychedelic rock. Sometimes heavy, sometimes dreamy.
Kimmie: Go-go acid pop.
Steve: Loud, drippy ’70s-era psych with a ’60s pop attitude.
Rod: Psychedelic pop stoner rock, the best of all my favorite genres.

11:31

12. The Philistines – “Steep”
from: The Backbone of Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016
[KC based rock band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios and mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering.][The Philistines play a special LP Release, at The Living Room, 1818 McGee Street, KCMO, on Saturday, June 4, with doors opening at 8:00 and Johnny Hamil’s GAV7D, at 9:00 The floor show entertainment begins with Damian Blake, Annie Cherry, Jon Piggy Cupit and Ron Megee, and at 10:00 The Philistines take the stage. For ticket information: http://www.squareup.com/store/philistineskc.%5D

13. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “Every Morning”
from: Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace / Parlour Door Music / April 9, 2012 UK]
[Paseo Arts Academy Graduate was signed to a French label, Because Music and then created her own label: Parlour Door Music. Krystle has been touring Europe opening for Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren’s new album came from a 13 day recording session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs.][Krystle Warren and her band will play The Polsky Theatre, Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 PM, for the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kansas 66210. More info at: http://www.jccc.edu/TheSeries%5D

14. Calvin Arsenia – “’86”
from: Moments [EP] / Independent / April 9, 2014
[25 year old Calvin Arsenia returned home to Kansas City after living and performing in Edinburgh, Scotland. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia strikes a commanding presence complimented by his equally powerful vocal capacity and his abilities playing piano, guitar and harp. He also works as a songwriter, composer, lyricist, producer, and engineer. Calvin Arsenia made his debut as a performer in early 2010 and since then he has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs. Earlier this year in April, he release a 7-song EP called “Moments” and now is set to release a new EP “Prose,”a collection of new songs inspired by his own personal revival. Calvin Arsenia performs his acoustic show in pubs and local venues around the city, sharing his soaring and soulful vocal range.][Calvin Arsenia plays MiniBar Friday, May 27, at 10:00 PM with Pageant Boys.][Calvin Arsenia plays The Uptown Arts Bar on Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 pm.]

15. Pageant Boys – “Because”
from: Shadowboxing / Independent / To Be Released in 2016
[1st single from the new upcoming album from the Pittsburg, Pennsylvania based trio formed by Alex Sheppard on guitar & vocals, Cooper Neil on keyboards, and Larry Fleury on percussion. Pageant Boys is the current musical project of 20 something, Alex Sheppard is a Pittsburg native who’s been writing and recording music for more than a decade, and was part of the funk-rock group the Medicine Men, and was the driving force behind Alexandre. While living in Istanbul, Turkey, Sheppard started recording using laptop & bluetooth phone mic, though none of his previous musical efforts incorporated electronics in a major way. “It was born of necessity,” he said, as his stay in Turkey was longer than expected and his instruments weren’t with him.][Pageant Boys play MiniBar Friday, May 27, at 10:00 PM with Calvin Arsenia.]

11:50

Revolvers, are part of a new release called, I’ll Repay You: A Benefit for John Fackler – featuring the songs of John Fackler and Jettison. This a benefit for John Fackler who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type III ) when he was 15. He is now 39 and has worked full time since he was 18. He wants to continue to working to support himself financially, however, because of his ever-worsening condition, he is having obstacles that won’t be overcome without obtaining a Bounder power chair and a wheelchair conversion van.

John’s friends, including John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, Revolvers, Deco Auto, Dead Ven, Chad Rex, Ben Summers, Suicide Robins, and Hipshot Killer all recorded his songs for this new collection and a tribute show. All proceeds from this album’s sales go directly via Paypal to the account for gofundme.com/FundFackler to benefit John’s medical and transportation needs so he may continue working and living the life that he wants to lead.

16. Revolvers – “Closer Then”
from: I’ll Repay You: A Benefit for John Fackler – featuring the songs of John Fackler and Jettison / Indep / May 20, 2016
[This song was written by John Fackler, but influenced completely by Revolvers (and Husker Du). John remembers seeing Revolvers play numerous times and wanting so bad to be as good as them. This was an early attempt at that concept. Now it is a Revolvers song. Fackler could not be happier with the results. He views it as an absolute honor. Buddy on drums, Mike on guitar, Chris on bass, and Justin on vocals. Recorded at Whisker Gables, KCMO by Chris Meck. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Soundlab.

16. Two Headed Cow – “Signs and Wonders”
from: Zen Again / Saunders Street Records / December 15, 2012
[Tod Davis and Bj McArthur moved to Kansas City from Pensacola, Florida several years ago. Once in KC they changed their band’s name to: Two Headed Cow, for a more regional appeal. “Zen Again” was the follow up to band’s 2008 release, “Safe As Milk.” The album also features Glen Hockemeier on drums, and Matt Waddell on bass.][Two Headed Cow play The Last Call at Coda, 1444 Broadway, KCMO, Saturday, May 28, starting at 1:00 PM with The Walltalkers, Your Robot Friends, Violent Bear, Rick Malsick, The Night Owls, Scott Moyer Band, Two Headed Cow, Patrick Deveny, and at 9:30 Nan and the One Night Stands take the stage with Breaka Dawn & Los Cauz.]

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

Next week, June 1, we present our annual LGBT Pride Show “That’s So Fabulous!”

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

Show #631

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