WMM Playlist from September 21, 2016

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

wmmsept2116

Howard Iceberg + The Sexy Accident + Crystal Clayton

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

2. Joesph Arthur – “Holdon Jerry”
from: The Family / True North Records / June 3, 2016
[Multi-instrumentalist Joseph Arthur contributes vocals, drums, drum programming, pianos, guitars and synths for ‘The Family. Joseph Arthur for the most part writes songs from guitar, however for this recording the whole album was written at a piano, a Steinway Vertegrande from 1912, that Joseph had recently acquired. The instrument was so full of character and history, and owned by just one family until it ended up in his industrial studio space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, it became a potent source of inspiration.]

[Joesph Arthur plays The Tank Room, TONIGHT, September 21, with Reuben Hollebon]

3. Hembree – “Can’t Run Forever”
from: “Can’t Ru Forever” – Single / Independent / November 23, 2015
[Kansas City based indie rock electro pop, 5-piece band, formed in January 2015, with Isaac Flynn, James Allen Barnes, Garrett Childers, Eric Davis, and Matt Green. The band is currently working in the studio.]

[Hembree plays recordBar, Friday, Sept. 23, with The Noise FM, Golden Groves.]

[Hembree plays LIBERTY HALL in Lawrence, Thurs, Sept. 28, for Ra Ra Riot.]

4. Local Natives – “Fountain of Youth”
from: Sunlit Youth / Loma Vista – Concord Music Group / September 9, 2016
[3rd album from the indie rock band based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States. Their debut album, Gorilla Manor, was first released in the UK in November 2009, and later released in the US on February 16, 2010. Their sound has been described as “afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies.” The band includes: Taylor Rice on vocals & guitar, Kelcey Ayer – vocals & keyboards & percussion & guitar, Ryan Hahn on guitar & keyboards & mandolin & vocals, Matt Frazier on drums, and Nik Ewing on bass.]

[Local Natives play CrossroadsKC, behind Grinders, Saturday, September 24.]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Kansas City Baby”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 17, 2016 (Limited edition EP)
[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, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. 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. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, bango, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia is getting ready to release a new album in the fall. Calvin teaches music to elementary students. 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. ]

[Calvin Arsenia plays The Plaza Art Fair – 90.1 FM KKFI Community Stage, Sat, Sept. 24, at 1:30 pm]

[Calvin Arsenia plays a Catastrophe Album Release Show at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., Tuesday, November 15 at 6:00 pm, with Jametatone + Liz, and Quixotic.]

6. Yes You Are – “HGX”
from: A Dream [EP] / Independent / November 8, 2015
[Yes You Are is: Jared White – songwriter, rhythm guitar, backup vocals; Kianna Alarid – songwriter, lead vocals; Jacob Temeyer – lead guitar, keyboards, backup vocals; Joseph Wilner – drums ; and Willie Jordan – bass guitar, back up vocals. Yes You Are lead singer Kianna Alarid was also lead singer and bassist for the critical acclaimed band, Tilly and the Wall, who released 4 albums on Saddle Creek Records, toured the world, and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. After Tilly and the Wall ended, Yes You Are was formed in 2014. This past summer they toured nationally with Neon Trees and released their first music video. The band is currently working on their debut full length album.]

[Yes You Are play Making Movies Carnival, at Knuckleheads, Saturday, September 24 with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Piñata Protest, and Migrant Kids.]

7. Youth Pool – “Ice Water”
from: DIVE IN / Cold Water Night Music / April 29, 2016
[Kansas City based 4 piece Psychedelic Wave Rock, with David on guitar & vocals, Gage on guitar,
Andria on bass & vocals, and Micah on drums.]

[Youth Pool are on tour – playing Fort Worth, Texas on Fri, Sept 23, Houston on Sept. 24]

10:27

8. Crystal Clayton – “Take Me High”
from: Crystal Clayton / Independent / June 3, 2016
[Debut EP from Kansas City based singer songwriter ]

[Crystal Clayton plays The Plaza Art Fair, on the INK Live! Stage, Sat., Sept. 24, at 11:00 am]

10:30 – Interview with Crystal Clayton

Kansas City based singer/songwriter, Crystal Clayton has been performing since she was 7 years old. She wrote her first song when she was 15. Versatile in multiple genres of music Crystal has performed in Musical Theatre for The New Theatre in Overland Park and for The Lyric Opera of Kansas City, as well as singing on tracks for hip hop artists Prozak and Ces Cru who are part of Tech N9ne’s label, Strange Music. Finding her own sound in an evergrowing pool of area singer songwriters, Crystal Clayton has just released her debut EP on June 3. She reports that has a new band that will make their live performance debut together at The Plaza Art Fair, INK Live! Stage, on Saturday, September 24, at 11:00 am.

Crystal originally recorded her songs using protools and then the songs were recorded and mastered at Chapman Recording Studios.

Crystal grew up in Blue Springs, and graduated from Blue Springs High School in 2011.

10:38

9. Crystal Clayton – “Be Ok”
from: Crystal Clayton / Independent / June 3, 2016
[Debut EP from Kansas City based singer songwriter ]

[Crystal Clayton plays The Plaza Art Fair, on the INK Live! Stage, Sat, Sept 24, 11:00am.]

Crystal’s new band will play together live on stage publicly for first time at Plaza Art Fair. Her new band is led by Justin Curry on keyboards, Ryan Lee on bass, Sam Sautorius on drums, and Justus West on guitar.

Justin Curry runs a company called Vimwave, and he will be serving as technical director and band leader of Crystal’s live shows.

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

11:49 – Underwriting

11:50 – Music from No Wave 2

Jesse Bartmess tells us that his No Wave 2 Fest will focus on KC and Lawrence based bands who are doing weird and interesting things while also blending familiar genres together to create something original. Jesse’s “All Ages” event that celebrates the DIY scene, is now in it’s 2nd year at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, this Saturday, September 24, from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with: Wides, Real Adults, RLT, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, Sinple, and Momma’s Boy.

10. Arc Flash – “Critical”
from: Black Market Time Tech / Independent / March 10, 2015
[“The 3 members are very complex. Guitarist and vocalist James Thomblison, often clad in a vibrant sweater dress while playing, represents the neutral side of this equation. Drummer Mark Osman tends to speak more positively, while bassist Lewis Guillen is a tad touchy, moody, even pessimistic at times.” – Fally Afani, Lawrence Journal-World, May 13, 2015. Arc Flash members James Thomblison & Mark Osman joined us live us live on WMM on July 1, 2015.]

[Arc Flash play Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS, Sat, Sept. 24 with Schwervon! and Jade Archetype.]

[Arc Flash play the 2nd annual No Wave Fest, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, Saturday, September 24 at from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with Wides, Real Adults, RLT, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Sinple, and Momma’s Boy]

11. RLT – “moindarium-sleeve”
from: moindarium-sleeve – single track / Rusty Records / unreleased (September 21, 2016)
[RLT is a project consisting of Ryan Toms and John Bersuch which relies heavily on spastic electronic loops and intense drum rhythm. At times it can sound swirly and fun and others dark and gritty, all while driving a complex under rhythm that can change frantically. The sound at times can be compared to the loop heavy repetitive math band Battles also the electro groove/jam outfit known as Holy Fuck.]

[RLT plays the 2nd annual No Wave Fest, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, Saturday, September 24 at from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with Wides, Real Adults, Sinple, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, and Momma’s Boy.]

12. Sinple – “Piano”
from: Adults (demos) / Independent / April 29, 2015
[“Adults” Official Release Date TBA. Demos recorded at Moldy Basement Studios & David Bennett’s House. Sinple is the electronic music project of Jesse Bartmess who plays synths, drum machine, and vocals. More info at sinple.bandcamp.com. Members of Sinple joined us on WMM on June 24. Jesse Bartmess recently joined the band Rachel Malin and the Wild Type, where he plays keyboards.]

[Sinple plays the 2nd annual No Wave Fest, at FOKL, 556 Central Ave, KCK, Saturday, September 24 at from 6:00 pm to 12:00 Midnight, with Wides, Real Adults, RLT, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Grim Repeater, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, and Momma’s Boy.]

11:00 – Station ID

13. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “Los Angeles Times”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[26 new songs written by Howard Iceberg and Recorded by Phil Wade at Alluvial Fan Studio; and Pat Tomek at Largely Studios. Mixed by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios. Howard Iceberg on vocals, harmony vocals, guitar & harmonica; Chad Rex on guitar & vocals; Betse Ellis on violin, viola, cello, vocal, mandolin & tenor guitar; Clarke Wyatt on banjo, piano & organ; Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals; Brett Hodges on bass, vocals & mandolin; Phil Wade on dobro, guitar, mandolin, & lap steel, Johnny Hamil on bass; Mike Ireland on vocal & bass, Dan Mesh on guitar; Kasey Rausch on guitar & vocal; Mikal Shapiro on guitar & vocal; Josh Mobley on keyboards; Grisha Sandomirsky on violin; Erin Corriveau on vocals; Mary Pickert on vocals; Brendon Moreland on keyboards. Howard Iceberg writes in the liner notes to this collection: “You can hear a lot of these cats play most Monday nights at The Brick.”All songs written, performed, and recorded in Kansas City.]

[Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment.]

11:04 – Interview with Howard Iceberg

Legendary Kansas City Singer Songwriter – Howard Iceberg is one of the most prolific and poetic songwriters of the Kansas City music scene. He has written hundreds, possibly thousands of songs. Howard has done all of this while also leading a distinguished career as an immigration attorney, and he has donated much of his time and music to valuable projects that serve our community. Howard Iceberg began performing in coffeehouses in the late 1970s with fellow area independent songwriters Scott Hrabko and Iris DeMent. Over the past three to four decades he has released countless CDs, and recorded multiple collections of songs. In 2011, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics released a seven CD, box set, of 106 new songs, all instant classics. In 2014 he shared with us 13 songs in a collection called Spring 2014, and last year on his birthday May 9, 2015 he released, Smooth Sailing which included 13 new songs, captured on CD, from the many songs he has written and recorded in his ongoing recording project with musician and producer Pat Tomek.

Howard Iceberg joined us to talk about his new double album (2 CD Set) recording of 26 new tracks called, “Kansas City Songs.” Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment.

The 26 new songs written by Howard Iceberg. 17 of these songs were recorded by Phil Wade (of The Wilders) at his Alluvial Fan Studios, over a three day period, with a core group of musicians that included: Howard Iceberg, Betse Ellis, Clarke Wyatt, Chad Brothers, Brett Hodges, Chad Rex, and Phil Wade. The group ate together and spent 3 intense days recording these songs

Nine other songs were recorded by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios.

All songs were mixed by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios.

Pat Tomek, is a longtime member of The Titanics, drummer and member of legendary band The Rainmakers, and drummer in the band Deco Auto. Pat Tomek is also a recording engineer and producer who has worked with countless area bands and musicians and has been a primary partner and caretaker in the recording and production of Howard’s recording project of songs.

Collaborating musicians on Howard’s new recording:

Howard Iceberg on vocals, harmony vocals, guitar & harmonica;
Chad Rex on guitar & vocals;
Betse Ellis on violin, viola, cello, vocal, mandolin & tenor guitar;
Clarke Wyatt on banjo, piano & organ;
Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals;
Brett Hodges on bass, vocals & mandolin;
Phil Wade on dobro, guitar, mandolin, & lap steel,
Johnny Hamil on bass;
Mike Ireland on vocal & bass,
Dan Mesh on guitar;
Kasey Rausch on guitar & vocal;
Mikal Shapiro on guitar & vocal;
Josh Mobley on keyboards;
Grisha Sandomirsky on violin;
Erin Corriveau on vocals;
Mary Pickert on vocals;
Brendon Moreland on keyboards.

Howard Iceberg writes in the liner notes to this collection: “You can hear a lot of these cats play most Monday nights at The Brick.” All songs written, performed, and recorded in Kansas City

Last time Howard was on the show was last year when you released Smooth Sailing on May 9, 2012. The record included 13 new songs. 16 guest artists: Chad Rex, Phil Wade, Scott Easterday, Kyle Dahlquist, Josh Mobley, Grisha Sandomirsky, Michelle Gaume Saunders, Johnny Nichols, Cody Wyoming, Rebecca Liberty, Barclay Martin, Chuck Boyd, Johnny Hamil, Angela Carmack, Betse Ellis, and Doug Osburn. “You Should Be Staying” lyrics by Howard Iceberg, music by Howard Iceberg & Michelle Gaume Sanders. Michelle Gaume Sanders on vocals, Phil Wade on dobro & vocals, Barclay Martin on guitar & vocals, Angela Carmack on cello.

11:10

14. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “the Single Side of Town”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[Lead vocals by Betse Ellis.]

Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment. The Rural Grit Happy Hour is a weekly show that begins with an opn mic and then features an individual performer.

Howard first started performing at open mic shows. He first played open mic events at The Point.

For his new album, Kansas City Songs, Howard was inspired to create songs in the style of old country songs, honky tonk, country waltzes.

11:17

15. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “Blue Too”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[Lead vocals by Brett Hodges.]

Howard Iceberg, has lived in The West Side neighborhood, and worked as an immigration attorney for 30+ years. We talked with Howard about the neighborhood’s history as a home for immigrant workers and their families, from Latino Americans, to the earlier years of Irish Americans. We talked with Howard about the current political presidential race and how some candidates are appealing to the absolute worst fears in voters.

We also talked with Howard about his 30+ year perspective on KC’s music scene and his observations of the changes in the scene. Howard said that he has observed the biggest changes starting 8 years ago, with a new energy in the music community. Howard said that if Kansas City was located in Brooklyn, everybody would know about these bands. We talked with Howard about the diversity in genre and styles that exist in Kansas City.

Howard Iceberg will play a CD Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Monday, September 26, at 6:00 to 9:00, with the Rural Grit Happy Hour show. All proceeds from Howard’s release will benefit Rural Grit for upgrades to their equipment.

11:27

16. Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – “Too Long At The Affair”
from: Kansas City Songs / Independent / September 25, 2016
[26 new songs written by Howard Iceberg and Recorded by Phil Wade at Alluvial Fan Studio; and Pat Tomek at Largely Studios. Mixed by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios.]

11:30 – Underwriting

17. The Sexy Accident – “I’m Going To Love Your New Boyfriend”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / September 23, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. They’ve released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.]

[The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show will be at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. Maggie Henehan opens.]

11:35 – Interview with Jesse Kates & Jamie Lin & Maggie Henehan

Jamie Lin, Jesse Kates, and Maggie Henehan, on the Septemer 21, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jamie Lin, Jesse Kates, and Maggie Henehan, on the Septemer 21, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. The Sexy Accident have released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The Sexy Accident doesn’t do normal, their last record was releases as a 9” x 9” square, 48-page, cloth-covered, foil-stamped hardback book. For their newest recording Champagne Babycakes, the band is releasing their 6th full length record as a “card game.” Jesse Kates & Jamie Lin of The Sexy Accident, join us to talk about, The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. Maggie Henehan opens.

Also joining us was musician Maggie Henehan, who will open for The Sexy Accident at Holy Cow Market, Friday night.

The Sexy Accident’s new record includes 12 songs, produced by Seattle legend Steven Henry Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by artist/musician Gavin Snider.

The KC based band includes: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.

More information at: http://www.sexyaccident.com

The Sexy Accident doesn’t do normal. Their last record was releases as a 9” x 9” square, 48-page, cloth-covered, foil-stamped hardback book. Now we’re gonna release our sixth album, Champagne Babycakes, as a card game!

Each copy of Champagne Babycakes includes:
A game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider
Totally intelligible instructions by human bandleader Jesse Kates
Twelve playful, punchy songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk
Liner notes with complete lyrics
You’ll also get a hi-resolution download of the songs (or mp3s if you prefer.)

11:42

18. The Sexy Accident – “Goats, Biscuits, Bees”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / September 23, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. They’ve released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.]

Jamie Lin works in theatre and improv and comedy and murder mysterys.

Maggie Henehan is currently hosting a weekly open mic at Woody’s (formerly Vandals and Kenny’s New Room.)

11:56

19. The Sexy Accident – “She’s The Memory You Keep”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / September 23, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. They’ve released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys.]

[The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show will be at Holy Cow Market and Music, 3109 Gilliam Rd, on Friday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. Maggie Henehan opens.]

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

Next week on September 28, we’ll talk with members of the band Instant Karma, plus Brenton Cook & Steve Tulipana join us to share music and information about the Outer Reaches Festival, at recordBar, Friday September 30, and Saturday, October 1. AND, Zachary Van Benthusen joins us to share information and music from the legendary Chicago band ONO play Kansas City, Wednesday, September 28, at 8:00 PM with Buck Gooter at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore Ave, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions.

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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