WMM Playlist from July 13, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cat Mahari + Calvin Arsenia
+ Fally Afani & Lawrence Field Day Fest

Calvin Arsenia, Cat Mahari, and Fally Afani on the July 13, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Calvin Arsenia, Cat Mahari, and Fally Afani on the July 13, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. The Julie Ruin – “I’m Done (clean edit)”
from: Hit Reset / Hardly Art / July 8, 2016
[2nd album from Brooklyn based 5-piece band formed in 2010 in NYC, featuring: Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre, Bikini Kill), Carmine Covelli, Sara Landeau, Kathi Wilcox, and Kenny Mellman.. The band rehearse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and record at Oscilloscope and Figure 8 Recording in Brooklyn. In December 2010, The Julie Ruin previewed a performance at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York. In 2012, The Julie Ruin released the song “Girls Like Us,” featuring queercore artist Vaginal Davis, as a free download as part of a series inspired by the book Real Man Adventures by T. Cooper. The band’s first album, Run Fast, was released on September 3, 2013 by Dischord Records.]

3. The Avalanches – “Subways”
from: Wildflower / Modular Recordings Co / July 8, 2016
[2nd studio album by Australian electronic music group formed in Melbourne in 1997. They are known for their debut plunderphonics album Since I Left You (2000), as well as their live and recorded DJ sets. Since I Left You was a critical and commercial success, receiving multiple awards, and has been considered both one of the best Australian albums of all time and best albums of the 2000s. Their current lineup consists of Robbie Chater, Tony Di Blasi, and James Dela Cruz. Production of Wildflower was lead by Robbie Chater with assitance from Tony Di Blasi and lasted nearly 16 years, commencing shortly after the release of their debut album, Since I Left You, in November 2000 and not concluding until March 2016.]

4. Erik Voeks – “Delivering Rocks”
from: Grey Rain Town / Delivering Rocks- Single / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Erik tells us this release is part of a series where he is releasing a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #4. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley.
Drums recorded by Matt Meyer at The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded by Erik at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Background vocals on Grey Rain Town: Cameron Hawk, Trumpet: Ryan Oldham (he also arranged the brass parts) Trombone: Joshua Landau. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. More info at: erikvoeks.bandcamp.com/ ]

5. Spacin’ – “Human Condition”
from: Total Freedom / Richie Records / January 15, 2016
[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based psychedelic rock band ] )

10:15 – Underwriting

6. Varma Cross – “False Friend”
from: Reunion Balloons [EP] / Whatever Forever / April 29, 2016
[Lawrence, Kansas based 5-piece band.released September 18, 2012 from The Tamborine Club, the Lawrence, Kansas based band made up of: Jeffrey Mundinger, Justin Brooks, Bryan Lamanno, and Rachael Trader. Written and recorded by Tambourine Club. Mastered by Matt Stager @ Electric Kite Records. Artwork & Video by artist Danny Joe Gibson.]

[Varma Cross play Lawrence Field Day, Friday, July 15, at 8:30 pm, at Replay Lounge, with Sun & Stone, Vedettes, The travel Guide, and Red Kate.]

7. The Tambourine Club – “Summertime”
from: Summertime – Single / Independent / September 18, 2012
[Lawrence, Kansas based 4-piece band made up of: Jeffrey Mundinger, Justin Brooks, Bryan Lamanno, and Rachael Trader. Written and recorded by Tambourine Club. Mastered by Matt Stager @ Electric Kite Records. Artwork & Video by artist Danny Joe Gibson..]

[The Tambourine Club plays the High Dive Records Showcase at Jackpot for Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 15, at 9:00 pm, with: Rev Gusto, Bummer, The Conquerors, Shy Boys, Psychic Heat.]

8. The Dear Misses – “Stage Fright”
from: Stage Fright – Single track / Independent / 2016 Unreleased track
[Lawrence Kansas based 4-piece band made up of: Todd Anderson on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Cody Stapleton on lead guitar & backing vocals, Bret Collins on drums, and Shane Berggren on bass. The band is currently in the studio recording songs for their upcoming release. More information at: http://www.reverbnation.com/thedearmisses%5D

[The Dear Misses play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 15, at 8:15 pm, at The Bottlneck with: Not Like Igor, WIDES, Real Adults, The Pedaljets, and Your Friend.]

9. The People’s Punk Band – “Immolation”
from: Immolation – Single / Independent / March 17, 2015
[5-piece band from Emporia and Lawrence, Kansas, with: Tim Mohn, Jimmy Kegin, Ean Kessler, James Ehlers, and Jason Meier. Featuring Gregg Todt on drums, “Immolation” was recorded and mixed by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab and mastered by Kliph Scurlock. More info at: http://peoplespunkband.bandcamp.com/%5D

[The People’s Punk Band play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Saturday, July 16, at 11:00 pm, at The Bottlenck with: Headlight Rivals, Boot, Hipshot Killer, Wendy Moira, and The Architects.]

10:30 – Interview with Fally Afani

Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 15 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. She has received several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for her online work in journalism. Fally lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where she reports on local and touring musicians and where she is the founder of, I Heart Local Music a comprehensive website providing info about Lawrence music events & bands.

Fally Afani joins us to share music and information about Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 14-16, in Lawrence Kansas.

Fally Afani, thank you for being with us in Wednesday MidDay Medley.

This is the 5th year for the Lawrence Field Day Fest. Over 6o bands

For more information you can visit: http://www.iheartlocalmusic.com

10:38

10. The Philistines – “A Twitch of the Death Nerve”
from: The Backbone of Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016
[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 w/ Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios & mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering.]

[The Philistines play The Record Machine Showcase for Lawrence Field Day Fest, at Jackpot, Thursday, July 14, at 11:00 pm, with Shadow Rabbits, Via Luna, Westerners, and Spirit is The Spirit.]

10:48

11. Lincoln Marshall – “Mo Spins (featuring Dominique Sanders)”
from: Water / Datura Records / June 3, 2016
[Written By: Approach & MilkDrop Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By: Aikido Bray. Additional Keys & Scoring By: Etan T’loh. Bass By: Dominique Sanders. Photos By: Fally Afani fallyafaniphotography.com. Layout & Design By: MilkDrop.]

[Lincoln Marshall play The Datura Records Showcase for Lawrence Field Day Fest, at Replay Lounge. saturday, July 16, at 12:00 Midnight, with Kwame, Sheven, MetaWatt & TRS-One, High Westhus, Left E. Grove, Louiz Rip & Deuce, Royce Diamond, and Midnight Marauders.]

Fally Afani, thank you for being with us in Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 14-16, in Lawrence Kansas. I Heart Local Music provides information about Lawrence music events and bands.

For more information you can visit: http://www.iheartlocalmusic.com

10:57

12. Bummer – “Dude Baby”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. ]

[Bummer plays the High Dive Records Showcase at Jackpot for Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 15, at 9:00 pm, with: Rev Gusto, The Tambourinue Club, The Conquerors, Shy Boys, Psychic Heat.]

11:00 – Station ID

13. Afefe Iku -“Mirror Dance (Yoruba Soul Remix) [feat. Oveous Maximus]”
from: Yoruba Gold / Yoruba Records / April 2, 2010
[Afefe Iku is the protege of Osunlade who was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Osunlade composed music for Sesame Street during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Afterward, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked with artists such as Patti Labelle and Freddie Jackson. After a stint there, he moved to New York, where he founded Yoruba Records. To date he has worked with such artists as Roy Ayers, Nkemdi, Salif Keita, and Cesária Évora. He is a priest of the Yoruba religion of Ifá. Because of his beliefs, Osunlade’s music has a deep spiritual root in Yoruba traditions that are also reflected in the name of his record label. Many have mistaken Afefe Iku to be Osunlade himself, however this is not fact. Working closely with Osunlade, and utilizing is I’lle Studios, Afefe has been afforded the sound palette of the Yoruba sound. Hailing from the ancient island of Manda, near Lamu Town off Kenya’s coast. Afefe Iku released his debut album project for Yoruba Records in 2007.]

11:03 – Interview with Cat Mahari

Cat Mahari is a dancer, performance artist, and choreographer. Her work in movement is informed by explorations of human conditions through multiple styles of dance and theatre, including breaking, funk, house, ballet, contemporary, and physical theatre. She is an alumni of the Conservatory of Music & Dance in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Royal School of Speech & Drama in London, England. Cat was a Charlotte Street Foundation / Urban Culture Project performing artist-in-residence, and was awarded a 2010 KC Arts Inspiration Grant for the multimedia work The Projects. Cat Mahari joins us to share information about ‪31st & Brklyn‬, a new space she is opening. 31st & Brklyn will host, Currents of Reality, on Saturday, July 16, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at 3042 Brooklyn Ave, KCMO.

Cat talked about the present, past and future of 31st & Brooklyn, and her experience of working with KIVA and the international community of lenders who’ve invested in the space. More info at” http://www.kiva.org

31st & Brklyn will host, Currents of Reality, on Saturday, July 16, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at 3042 Brooklyn Avenue, KCMO, 64109. The themes of the evening include: Connection of Water, and Diaspora Africa, with an introduction to current programming, associate artists, and our community gathering.

Sounds will be provided by Thomas Xu of Detroit, Michigan.

More info on Cat Mahari at: http://catmahari.wix.com/collabwest

11:13

14. Laura Mvula – “Father, Father”
from: Sing To The Moon / Sony Music UK / April 4, 2013
[British soul singer-songwriter from Birmingham. Her debut album, Sing to the Moon, was released on 4 March 2013 with an orchestral re-recording released on 11 August 2014. Mvula grew up in the Birmingham suburbs of Selly Park and Kings Heath with two younger siblings and was influenced by the girl band Eternal. Her mother is from Saint Kitts and her father is from Jamaica. In 2005, Mvula sang with Black Voices, an a cappella group set up by her aunt. In 2008, she formed a jazz/neo-soul group called Judyshouse, singing lead vocals and writing material for the band. Mvula was Director of the Lichfield Community Gospel Choir, founded by Black Voices and Lichfield Festival in 2009. She has also previously directed the Alvechurch Community Choir. Mvula graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire at the Birmingham City University with a degree in composition. While she was working as a supply teacher in a Birmingham secondary school, she started writing songs on her laptop. She was working as a receptionist when she sent out two demos to several people in the music industry. One of them, Steve Brown, heard the songs and sent them to his manager, Kwame Kwaten, who would become Mvula’s manager. In a 2013 podcast for The Daily Telegraph, Mvula admitted to suffering from “crippling stage fright”.]

11:18

Cat Mahari’s teenage years were in St. Louis. She has lived in Miami, Dallas, New York.

UMKC Conservatory brought her to KC.

BAM! the Workshop, a multimedia performance approach to diversity and inclusion training, that is focused on honest and impactful conversations about America and blackness, localized stories and events to develop better workplace diversity, economic growth and community development. With BAM! the Workshop Cat Mahari collaborates with a fellow UMKC Conservatory of Music alumni, Herman Mehari, on trumpet.

Cat Mahari-Johnson’s project practices are based in wide ranging collaboration, investigation and exploration of relations between people, ideas, objects and language. She is a featured vocalist on works of visionary multidisciplinary artist Guilliame Zenses and house producer Steve-OH.

In 2013 she received a RAC artist support grant for the creation of her first full-evening length ensemble work: the floor, a work that explores repetition as a critical component for transformation in culture, and premieres autumn 2014. She is a 2014 visiting guest artist of the dance department of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

She received a BFA in dance from UMKC, and a MA in Performance, Practice, and Research from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is the co-founder of INCYPHER a digital media dance magazine.

Vol I, of the practice-as-research solo series Violent/Break has been shown in London, England; Carei, Romania; and at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Cat is currently in the planning stages of a 25 city tour of Violent/Break Vol I, which will culminate in a published work.

Cat Mahari’s work is based in exploring collaboration, practice, and research of known and unknown movement disciplines, video projects, and music.

Cat is both self-taught and has had guided training in urban dance, ballet, and contemporary movements, and utilizes lived experience across a spectrum of politics, society, and culture.

31st & Brklyn will host, Currents of Reality, on Saturday, July 16, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, at 3042 Brooklyn Ave, KCMO. More info at: http://catmahari.wix.com

15. Theo Parrish – “Footwork”
from: American Intelligence / Sound Signature / January 12, 2015
[7th album from Theo Parrish is a musician and DJ based in Detroit, Michigan, often described as a ‘techno/house’ artist. He was born in Washington, DC. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois listening to jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and George Gershwin. He graduated from the Chicago Academy of the Arts and went to study at the Kansas City Art Institute. While at KCAI, he concentrated on sound sculptures, creating sonic pieces by combining live instruments, human voices, and looped recordings. He received his BFA in 1994 and moved to Michigan to focus on musical projects. He has recorded music under his own name as well as with Rick Wilhite, Marcellus Malik Pittman and Kenneth Dixon Jr as 3 Chairs. He also puts out releases on his record label, Sound Signature. Another aspect of Theo Parrish’s productions are his re-edits, often of old disco, funk or soul records. He is almost as renowned for his expansive and genre-hopping live DJ sets as his productions, and played a monthly residency at the former London nightclub Plastic People.]

11:30 – Underwriting

11:32 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia

Calvin Arsenia plays live on the July 13, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Calvin Arsenia plays live on the July 13, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015. He has played all over town, including showcases at Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and collaborations with bands like My Brothers and Sisters. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC professional development program for artists in the Kansas City metro area and across the Mid-America Arts Alliance five state region. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia is getting ready to release a new album in the fall.

Calvin Arsenia performs Saturday, July 16, at 2:00 PM, at The Dessertery 5428 Roberts, Shawnee, Kansas, for Harp on Me Vol. III: Fruitopia.

Calvin Arsenia also plays Mills Record Company, on Thursday July 21st.

Calvin Arsenia Thanks for being with us again on Wednesday MidDay Medley!

Calvin recently returned to Edinburgh for 8 days.

At this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Calvin distributed an exclusive limited number, of a new EP he produced and recorded, called Catastrophe. So far this recording hasn’t been available, but Calvin hopes to release it soon.

One of the songs Calvin recorded for his Folk Alliance exclusive EP, Catastrophe, was called “Falling,” written by his friend, Cameron Phair.

Calvin played this song live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

11:39

16. Calvin Arsenia – “Falling’ (Live)
(this song was included in Calvin’s limited edition Folk Alliance EP)

Calvin is working on new album for the fall, with crowd funding, looking for grants. Through the recording process he is exploring the voice and breaking down barriers.

Calvin talked about his call for submissions for literary pieces to accompany songs on his new album.

Calvin is currently working with J Ashley Miller on recording for his Fall release. Calvin shared one of the songs from his recording project called, “Experience.”

17. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Calvin Arsenia’s upcoming album to be released in the Fall of 2916

Calvin Arsenia, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Calvin Arsenia performs Saturday, July 16, at 2:00 PM, at The Dessertery
5428 Roberts, Shawnee, Kansas, for Harp on Me Vol. III: Fruitopia.

Calvin Arsenia also plays Mills Record Company, on Thursday July 21st.

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

11:55

18. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Daisey Jane”
from: Live At Grimey’s / Glassnote Entertainment Group / April 16, 2016
[Record Store Day release. Singer songwriters, Madisen Ward and Ruth Ward, both play guitar, and sing harmonizing as son and mom. In the past 14 months they have garnered national acclaimed after an appearance at the 2014 Americana Music Fest, they signed with Glassnote Records and recorded their debut full-length album in Nashville with acclaimed producer Jim Abbiss. They released their first single, “Silent Movies,” the same night they performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS Television. They launched a big tour across the United States and traveled to Europe for multiple shows in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and ten did it all again. They sang and played on the influential British television show, “Later With Jools Holland” They were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and visited many radio stations. They performed on tour with Sufjan Stevens, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, played Bonnaroo, Pilgramage, and the Newport Folk Festival, and others. In 2015 they have been representing KC all over the world.]

11:59:30

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

Next week, July 20, Beth Bryd, Teri Quinn, and Diane Hightower joins us to talk about Kansas City Fringe Festival.

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

Fally Afani photo by Tom Hudson
Cat Mahari photo by Matthew Dunehoo
Calvin Arsenia photo by Jenny Wheat

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

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

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