WMM Playlist from July 6, 2016

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, July 6, 2016

New & MidCoastal Releases +
Bill Sundahl & The 12 Annual Crossroads Music Fest
+ Judy Mills of Mills Record Company

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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. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Nobody Dies”
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.]

[We’ve been playing this band on the radio show since 2008! Thao & The Get Down Stay Down play recordBar, on Friday, July 8, at 8:00 pm, with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type opening.]

3. Wild Beasts – “Get My Bang”
from: Boy King / Domino Recording Co / August 5, 2016
[Indie rock from the UK. They released their first single, “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants”, on Bad Sneakers Records in Nov. 2006, and then signed to Domino Records. They’ve released 4 acclaimed albums, Limbo, Panto (2008), Two Dancers (2009), Smother (2011), Present Tense (2014). In 2002, Queen Katherine School students Hayden Thorpe and Ben Little formed the duo Fauve, the French term for “wild beast”, and began writing songs. In January 2004, drummer Chris “Bert” Talbot and bassist Gareth “Gaz” Bullock, joined and the band’s name became Wild Beasts. The quartet recorded their eponymous demo EP in June 2004. In September 2005, the band relocated to Leeds and Tom Fleming replaced Bullock full-time bassist.]

4. Deerhoof – “Life is Suffering”
from: The Magic / Polyvinyl / June 24, 2016
[13th studio release from prolific San Francisco based experimental rock band who play with noise pop, punk rock, and avant-garde styles. Formed in 1994, the lineup includes: Greg Saunier on drums & vocals, Satomi Matsuzaki on vocals & bass, John Dieterich on guitar, and Ed Rodríguez on guitar.]

10:15 – Underwriting

5. Kodascope – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok”
from: Kodascope [EP] / Independent / May 12, 2015
[Debut release from six-piece KC band. 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. Also for this song: Megan Zander (Dream Wolf, REN) and Camry Ivory on backing vocals. ]

[Kodascope play their last show Fri, July 8, at miniBar, w/ The Saturday Bros, Lee Walter Redding.]

6. Me Like Bees – “Hymns and Blues”
from: There Will Be Time [EP] / Independent / April 8, 2016
[Formed in Joplin in 2009 by Luke Sheafer, Nick Bynum, Pete Burton, Tim Cote. In 2015 after completing a leg in Van’s Warped Tour, Me Like Bees finished their new EP with award-winning producer, John Feldmann (Five Seconds of Summer, The Used, Panic! at the Disco, Goldfinger, Good Charlotte, Plain White T’s)]

[Me Like Bees are currently on tour playing tonight in Buffalo, NY, tomorrow in Amityville, NY.]

7. Golden Groves – “Gold”
from: IDEAS / Independent / February 1, 2016
[Debut EP from KC based band: Isaac Hodges on vocals & guitar, Dylan Nelson on lead guitar, Max Kmeck on bass, Andrew Lewis on drums. Recorded in Lawrence, KS with Jim Barnes producing & engineering. Additional mixing done by Ryan Cork. Mastering done by John McCaig of Panic Studios, Seattle, WA.]

[Golden Groves play the Crossroads Music Fest Showcase, Friday, July 8, at The Tank Room with IRIEplaceables Ska Orchestra, American Slim, and Brody Buster One Man Band.]

10:30– Interview with Bill Sundahl

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Bill Sundahl, is 90.1 FM KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator, and he also plays bass and sings in the band, The Starhaven Rounders. Bill is also the founder of the Crossroads Music Festival! and joins us to talk about the 12th annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10, 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM, on 8 stages, in a two-block region of the Crossroads, with over 30 bands, and a series of CMF Showcases sponsored by Josey Records, that begin this Friday, in Kansas City and Lawrence and Saturday in St. Joe.

90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio Presents:
A benefit for 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio

The 12th annual Crossroads Music Fest is a celebration of Kansas City Music with talent from around the Midwest. Saturday September 10, 2016.

New This Year:

1. VIP Venue at Good Golly (more info and VIP Ticket Link coming soon)
2. Main Stage Moving to the brand new recordBar
3. Josey Records will be selling advance Tix (to avoid Extra Fees)
4. Bringing back Collection as an acoustic venue.
5. Radkey & Kelley Hunt (Co-Headliners)

Josey Records Sponsored: CMF Showcases, July 8-15 in (KC, St. Joe, Lawrence, OPKS)

Friday, July 8, at The Tank Room with IRIEplaceables Ska Orchestra, Golden Groves, American Slim, and Brody Buster One Man Band;

Friday, July 8 at Replay Lounge in Lawrence, with Street Level Uprising, Heidi Lynne Gluck, and Nicholas St. James;

Saturday, July 9, at First Ward House in St. Joseph, Missouri, with Gaston lamps, The Center Stage, and Under The Big Oak Tree;

Friday, July 15, at Llywelyns Pub, in Overland Park, Kansas, with Thunderclaps, and Ragged Heirs. More info at: http://www.cmfkc.com

Featuring: Radkey, Kelley Hunt, Not A Planet, Various Blonde, Jessica Paige, Amanda Fish Band, Michaela Anne, The Phantastics, The Philistines, Brother, Under the Big Oak Tree, The MGDs, The Matchsellers, Caleb Ryan Martin, American Slim, Brody Buster Band, Golden Groves, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Instant Karma, IRIEplacables Ska Orchestra, Thunderclaps, Nicholas Saint James, Stephonne Singleton, Street Level Uprising, Alex Abromovitz & his Swing’n KC Jazz Band, Willie Arthur Smith’s MARCHING COBRAS.

Venues: Good Golly, recordBar, The Brick, The Tank Room, The Mod Gallery, The Living Room Upstairs, The Living Room Downstairs, and Collection

CMF Tickets available Friday July 8, $20.00 Advance, $25.00 at gate, http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1182033 or Josey Records, 1814 Oak, KCMO.

Bill Sundahl, Thanks for being with us on WMM.

Josey Records presents CMF Showcases: Fri, July 8, at The Tank Room w/ IRIEplaceables Ska Orchestra, Golden Groves, American Slim, Brody Buster One Man Band; Fri, July 8 at Replay Lounge in Lawrence, w/ Street Level Uprising, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Nicholas St. James; Sat, July 9, at First Ward House in St. Joseph, Mo, w/ Gaston lamps, The Center Stage, and Under The Big Oak Tree; Friday, July 15, at Llywelyns Pub, in OPKS, w/ Thunderclaps, Ragged Heirs. More info at: http://www.cmfkc.com

11:45

8. American Slim – “On My Mind”
from: American Slim – [EP] / American Slim / December 18, 2015
[Debut EP of original music from KC based 4-piece band formed in 2012 by Nathan Jurries on guitar; Patrick Newland on piano, tenor saxophone, bass, & vocals; Jacob Newland on guitar, bass, & vocals; and Mikala Petillo on vocals & drums. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk, blues, and americana and all members play multiple instruments, ncluding ukulele, and banjo.] [American Slim play the Crossroads Music Fest Showcase, Friday, July 8, at The Tank Room with IRIEplaceables Ska Orchestra, Golden Groves, and Brody Buster One Man Band.]

11:49

9. Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project – “My Song ” [feat. Glenn North]
from: Check Cashing Day / Lafiya Music / Aug. 28, 2013
[Watson chose to concentrate on the reason why over 300,000 people, black and white, gathered in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. Dr. King spoke of coming to Washington to cash a 100 year old check, a moral check that the founding fathers wrote into the Declaration of Independence, but to this day, the check keeps coming back marked ‘insufficient funds.’ Introducing poet and spoken word artist Glenn North from KCMO, Check Cashing Day is a concept recording with 15 tracks portrayed in the vein of musical theatre. “I asked Glenn to put some poetry, from his perspective, to several of my compositions” comments Watson. “It was my desire with this project to produce poetry that would in some ways cleanse the soul,” notes North. In addition, Watson’s release features trumpeter Hermon Mehari, pianist Richard Johnson, drummer Eric Kennedy, flutist Horace Washington, and trombonist Karita Carter.]

10. Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project –”Mlk On Jazz” [feat. Glenn North]
from: Check Cashing Day / Lafiya Music / Aug. 28, 2013
[From wikipedia.org: “Bobby Watson was born in Lawrence, Kansas, August 23, 1953. he is an American post-bop jazz alto saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator. Watson now has 27 recordings as a leader. He appears on nearly 100 other recordings as either co-leader or in a supporting role. Watson has recorded more than 100 original compositions. Watson grew up in Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kansas.]

[Bobby Watson will perform music from this release LIVE, with his I Have A Dream Band, and poet Glenn North, Friday, July 8, at The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum.]

11. Femi Kuti – “No Place For My Dream”
from: No Place For My Dream / Knitting Factory Records / June 25, 2013
[Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti was born June 16, 1962 and is popularly known as Femi Kuti, a Nigerian musician born in London and raised in Lagos. He is the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. and a grandchild of a political campaigner, women’s rights activist and traditional aristocrat Funmilayo Ransome Kuti. Femi’s musical career started when he began playing in his father’s band, Egypt 80. In 1986, Femi started his own band, Positive Force, and began establishing himself as an artist independent of his father’s massive legacy. His first record was released in 1995 by Tabu/Motown, followed four years later by Shoki Shoki (MCA), which garnered widespread critical acclaim. In 2001 he collaborated with Common, Mos Def and Jaguar Wright on Fight to Win, an effort to cross over to a mainstream audience, and started touring the United States with Jane’s Addiction. In 2004 he opened The Shrine, his club, where he recorded the live album Africa Shrine. After a 4-year absence due to personal setbacks, he re-emerged in 2008 with Day by Day and Africa for Africa in 2010, for which he received two Grammy nominations. In 2012 he was both inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame (the most prestigious music awards in Nigeria), was the opening act on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European arena tour and became an Ambassador for Amnesty International. He continues to expand the diversity of his artistry on his new album (2013) No Place for My Dream. Femi Kuti was a judge on Nigeria’s huge TV show Nigerian Idol Season 3.]

[Femi Kuti & The Positive Force play The Crossroads Roots & Heritage Fest, Fri, July 8, at Crossroads -KC behind Grinders with: Roots of Creation, Lion Dub, DJ Rico, Soul Rebel & The Beast, and Sunu.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Angel Olsen – “Intern”
from: MY WOMAN / Jagjaguwar / September 2, 2016
[American folk and indie rock singer and guitarist, who was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She first toured as a backing singer and guitarist with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and The Cairo Gang.]

13. Four Arm Shiver–”That’s Always Been The Difference Between Us, Dan”
from: Something About My 20’s / Independent / April 21, 2016
[Lawrence Kansas Punk Rock Power trio of: Ryan Schlotterbeck, Logan Herrera, Joel Austin. Recorded at Revealed Studios – Chanute, KS. Produced by Cody Nichols. Engineered & Mixed by Cody Nichols. Additional engineering / mixing by Christian Nichols. All songs written & performed by Four Arm Shiver. More info at: http://www.fourarmshiver.bandcamp.com ]

[Four Arm Shiver play The Jackpot in Lawrence on Thur, July 7, at 7:00 pm w/ Bruise, Laissez-Faire]
[Four Arm Shiver play Lawrence Field Day Fest, July 14]

14. 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 Mills Record Company’s in-store, Moving Celebrations Night 1: Friday, July 8, with Thunderclaps, Conductor Williams & Weaver, and Not A Planet.]

15. Thunderclaps – “You Got a Hold On Me”
from: Cookin’ Up a Good Time [EP] / Independent / October 16, 2015
[Cousins: Colin Blunt on drums. Bryce Jones on vocals & guitar. Colin hosts of late night radio show on 90.1 FM and Bryce works as an English teacher in Salina, KS. Produced by Lennon Bone.]

[Thunderclaps play Mills Record Company’s in-store, Moving Celebrations Night 1: Friday, July 8, with Real Adults, Conductor Williams & Weaver, and Not A Planet.]
[Thunderclaps play the Crossroads Music Fest Showcase, at Llywelyns Pub, in Overland Park, Kansas, on Friday, July 15, with Ragged Heirs.]

11:15 – Interview with Judy Mills

After paying her dues and building a successful resume in corporate retail, Judy Mills took the leap of faith that Kansas City needed a record store to buy new vinyl and she opened Mills Record Company on May 3, 2013. During these past three years the store has expanded into the space next door, doubling their size and giving them the opportunity to bring in used records too, and expand their stage for in-store performances. Now in just the last week Mills Record Company has moved from their original Westport Rd. location, just around the corner to their new home, 4045 Broadway, giving them even more square footage to add thoudsands more records, a bigger, more dedicated live stage performance area, and Mills will host 6 nights of in-store, Moving Celebrations starting: Friday, July 8, with Real Adults, Thunderclaps, Conductor Williams & Weaver, and Not A Planet; and Saturday, July 9, featuring The Shuttlecock Showcase, with Deaton Chris Anthony, Kye Colors, Explicit Content, and Narc Parade.

Judy Mills Thanks for being with us again on Wednesday MidDay Medley!

New home, 4045 Broadway, This move has been several months in the making.

4045 Broadway gives Mills even more square footage to add thoudsands more records,

4045 Broadway gives Mills a bigger, more dedicated live stage performance area,

Moving Celebrations:
Fri, July 8, w/ Real Adults, Thunderclaps, Conductor Williams & Weaver, Not A Planet;

Sat, July 9, featuring The Shuttlecock Showcase, w/ Deaton Chris Anthony, Kye Colors, Explicit Content, Narc Parade;

Fri, July 15, w/ Gnarly Davidson, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Emmaline Twist, Parents;

Sat, July 16, w/ Youngblood Supercult, Keef Mountain;

Friday, July 22, with Altered Beast, Inner Altar, and Peasant; and Saturday, July 23, with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, Drugs & Attics, and The Ovaries-eez.

More info at: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com

The State of vinyl. Since Mills opened on May 3, 2013, several other record stores have newly opened including: Revolution Records, Josey Records, Records With Merritt, Brothers Music, joining the previously established: Vinyl Underground at Seventh Heaven, It’s A Beautiful Day and Renaissance Records in Overland Park. Many retail outlets like Half priced Books and Barnes & Noble are now selling new vinyl, it would appear that our community of music lovers is able to support all of these outlets, where just 9 years ago all of our record store were dying. What happened?

Judy Mills, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Mills Record Company now located at 4045 Broadway, will host 6 nights of in-store, Moving Celebrations starting: Friday, July 8, with Real Adults, Thunderclaps, Conductor Williams & Weaver, and Not A Planet; and Saturday, July 9, featuring The Shuttlecock Showcase, with Deaton Chris Anthony, Kye Colors, Explicit Content, and Narc Parade. More info at: http://www.millsrecordcompany.com

11:30

16. Deaton Chris Anthony – “B Bae B”
from: BB / Independent / May 12, 2015
[BB was entirely recorded in Chris Deaton Anthony’s closet. It tells a story of virtual love, a baby boy searching for his baby girl through the web. Chris Deaton Anthony will be playing a show on July 29th in California for the premiere of skate film “Wet” that he is featured in, and will also be playing at the after party of local KC skate video premiere “Døg” on September 3rd.]

[Deaton Chris Anthony plays Mills Record Company’s in-store, Moving Celebrations Night 2: Saturday, July 9, featuring The Shuttlecock Showcase, with Kye Colors, Explicit Content, and Narc Parade.]

17. 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.”.]

18. case/lang/veirs – “1000 Miles Away”
from: case/lang/veirs / Anti- Records / June 14, 2016
[Several years ago k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs on a whim. It read simply, “I think we should make a record together.” Though the three musicians were barely more than acquaintances “Laura and I both responded immediately,” recalls Case. “There was no question.” ‘case/lang/veirs,’ is a new album by three phenomenal, self-driven artists was released with an extensive tour to follow. ‘case/lang/veirs’ features fourteen new, original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. It was recorded in Portland, OR where lang and Veirs both live, and produced by Tucker Martine with the group. Sessions commenced in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, and in Veirs’ dining room and backyard studio. ‘case/lang/veirs’ draws inspiration from alluring, mysterious subjects: a supermoon, the tumbledown story of 70s singer Judee Sill, and the “best kept secret” in Silver Lake, to name but three.]

11:41 – Underwriting

19. Amy Marcus – “Ebb and Flow”
from: Brave / Independence / May 19, 2016
[Kansas City based singer songwriter has I’ve writing songs since she was 4 years old. 26 years later, she got the opportunity to recored an EP with Serve Productions and was able to release her debut EP that includes: Casey Sheets on electric & upright bass, Nick Siegel on keys & grand piano, Kevin Rogers on electric & acoustic guitar, and Brandon Graves on drums.]

[Amy Marcus will open for Dallas, Texas, singer songwriter, Zach Balm, on Monday, July 18]

20. ON AN ON – “Drifting (RAC Mix)”
from: Drifting Remix EP / Independence / November 6, 2015
[Minneapolis, Minnesota three-piece band formed in August 2012 by Nate Eiesland, Ryne Estwing, and Alissa Ricci. This track is a remix of the band’s song “Drifting” from their July 24, 2015 release, And The Wave Has Two Sides.]

[On An On play The Tank Room, Tuesday, July 12, and it might be the end of the band’s constant touring as they’ve announced their be taking a hiatus.]

21. JAENKI – “Miracle Maze”
from: EP 1 / unreleased / late Summer 2016
[Kansas City based trio and the new band from The Republic Tigers lead singer, Kenn Jankowski with Ryan Wallace, and Drew Little. ]

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

Next week, July 13 Cat Mahari joins us to talk about her new space 31st & Brklyn and the soft opening of the space on July 16. Also joining us live on the show is Calvin Arsenia. Also Fally Afani talks about the Lawrence Field Day Fest!

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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