WMM Playlist from May 3, 2017

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, May 3, 2017

Music from The Middle of The Map
with guests: Chris Haghirian, and Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 18 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music for Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. Chris is the host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge.

Nathan Reusch is co-founder of The Record Machine, and independent area music label he started with friends and has fostered for over 13 years. Nathan is also the co-founder and curator of the Middle of The Map Fest.

Middle of the Map Fest: Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6, with over 100 bands playing in Westport, Midtown, and The Crossroads of Kansas City. More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

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

2. Anna Wise – “Go (Radio Edit)”
from: The Feminine: Act 1 / Anna Wise / April 27, 2016
[Anna Wise is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Anna has garnered a dedicated following amongst musicians and music fans alike ever since her collaborations with Kendrick Lamar. Their song “These Walls” won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In 2016 Anna Wise self releasing her first solo project, The Feminine: Act I. The EP was described as both outspoken and therapeutic. In 2017, Anna released, The Feminine: Act II.][Anna Wise plays The Madrid, Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 PM for Middle of The Map Fest]

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 26 BANDS, ON 7 STAGES

THE MADRID THEATRE – ALL AGES – 3810 MAIN STREET
7:30 Anna Wise
8:15 Zipper Club
9:30 Lewis Del Mar

3. Zipper Club – “Breath”
from: Breath – Single / Epic Records / February 17, 2017
[Zipper Club is a Los Angeles/New York based band made up of: Lissy Trullie, Mason James (of Cerebral Ballzy), And Damar Davis on drums. Produced by James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins. The band is currently putting the final touches on their debut album.][Zipper Club play The Madrid, Thursday, May 4, at 7:15 PM for Middle of The Map Fest]

CALIFORNOS PATIO – AGES 18+ – 4124 PENN. AVE – WESTPORT
8:00 Emmaline Twist
9:00 The Slowdown
10:00 Jaenki
11:00 The Architects

MILLS RECORD COMPANY – ALL AGES – 4045 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
6:00 Jake Wells
6:45 Eems
7:30 Erik Voeks

RECORDBAR – AGES 18+ after 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS
7:30 Erica Joy
8:30 Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds
9:30 Not A Planet
10:30 Katy Guillen & the Girls

WESTPORT SALOON – AGES 21+ – 4112 PENN AVE. – WESTPORT
8:45 The Uncouth
9:45 Hipshot Killer
10:45 Vigil and Thieves
11:45 Wick & the Tricks

RIOT ROOM PATIO – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
8:15 The Sluts
9:15 Bears and Company
10:15 Duncan Burnett x The RIOT
11:15 The Phantastics

RIOT ROOM – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
8:30 The Widow’s Ride
9:30 34
10:30 The Philistines
11:30 Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel

4. Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel – “When The Morning Greets You”
from: When The Morning Greets You / Rad Cat Records / February 10, 2017
[Organ-led psych-pop band from Los Angeles with a trippy, lo-fi sound. Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel take their name from a Donovan lyric, and their melding of ’60s psych-pop and contemporary lo-fi underground made them a natural fit for California D.I.Y. empire Burger Records, who signed them in 2013. Their debut album, Nico and Her Psychedelic Subconscious, pitted trippy organ-led jams against tuneful pop in a way similar to ’60s-referencing West Coast acts like Foxygen and the Allah-Las.][Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel play Riot Room, 4048 Broadway at 11:30 pm for MOTM.]

FRIDAY, MAY 5 – 29 BANDS ON 7 STAGES

THE UPTOWN THEATER – ALL AGES – 3700 BROADWAY
8:00 Strand of Oaks
9:15 Jason Isbell

5. Strand of Oaks – “Heal”
from: Goshen ’97 / Dead Oceans / June 24, 2014
[Strand of Oaks, is a project by songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter. Originally from Indiana, he currently resides in Philadelphia. His music classifies with the genres rock and folk music, or folk rock. After high school, Showalter moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania. While Showalter was on tour, his wife had an affair. Escaping his detrimental relationship, he moved back to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2003. A couple months later, he came home to find his house burned down. Showalter spent his nights in hotels and on park benches with a borrowed guitar while working at an orthodox Jewish day school. Despite the turmoil, he was able to find inspiration to continue writing music that would later be released. Showalter’s first album Leave Ruin was released in 2009 on the Pennsylvania label La Société Expéditionnaire while touring and collaborating with Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke). Pope Killdragon is a self-released album by Showalter. The album was produced by audio engineer, Ben Vehorn. While holding onto Strand of Oak’s folky sound, Vehorn added in synthesizers and effects pedals to create an album with a sound that was unexplored territory for Showalter. In between tours, Showalter wrote music for what would become Dark Shores. He recorded this album with John Vanderslice who produced the songs. “Dark Shores” (2012) is the 2nd album self-released by Showalter. Once Showalter returned from tour, he got to work recording about 30 demos in three weeks. He wrote and recorded songs in his home studio which led to his last album, HEAL (2014). This was the first album Showalter released on Dead Oceans. On Christmas Day in 2013, Showalter and Sue were driving back to Philadelphia from Indiana when they hit a patch of ice and crashed into two semi trucks. Showalter suffered a concussion and broke every rib on his right side. The near-death experience gave Showalter a boldness during mixing sessions while creating HEAL with John Congleton, just days after the crash. Since being released, “HEAL” has received much acclaim being named one of the best albums released in 2014. Showalter has toured extensively in support of the album and opened for Jason Isbell, Iron and Wine, and Ryan Adams. Strand of Oaks made their television debut in 2014 appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers][Strand of Oaks play the 7th annual Middle of the Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at The Uptown Theatre, at 8:00 PM, opening for Grammy Award winner, Jason Isbell.]

6. Jason Isbell – “Stockholm”
from: Southeastern / Southeastern Records / June 11, 2013
[4th studio album by singer-songwriter Jason Isbell. Produced by David Cobb, the album was released to widespread critical acclaim. Initially set to be produced by Isbell’s friend and touring companion Ryan Adams, the album was recorded following a stint in rehab, with Isbell noting, “This time I want to remember it all.” The album was recorded without the full participation of Jason Isbell’s regular backing band The 400 Unit, with Isbell noting: “It really came to the nature of the songs more than anything else. It’s a very personal record for me. And I had gone into the studio with the intention of making more of a solo, acoustic album. But Dave [Cobb], the producer, and I both sort of got bored with that idea and we decided to bring a band in for some things.” The 400 Unit band members Chad Gamble and Derry deBorja appear on drums and keyboards, respectively.][Jason Isbell plays Middle of the Map, Friday, May 5, at The Uptown Theatre, at 9:15 PM.]

FRIDAY, MAY 5 – 29 BANDS ON 7 STAGES

RECORDBAR – AGES 18+ after 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS
8:00 BROTHER
9:00 Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type
10:00 Valley Hush
11:00 Cobi
12:00 Run River North

7. Valley Hush – “Ice Cream”
from: Valley Hush / The Record Machine / October 28, 2016
[Valley Hush is the Detroit-based indie-pop project of producer Alex Kaye and vocalist Lianna Vanicelli. The two strive to create content that is sincere, original, and significant for humanity.][Valley Hush play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand with Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, opening for Cobi, and headliner Run River North.]

8. Run River North – “29”
from: Drinking From A Salt Pond / Run River North – Nettwerk / February 26, 2016
[San Fernando Valley, California based band with, Alex Hwang on vocals & acoustic guitar, Daniel Chae on electric guitar & violin, Jennifer Rim on violin, Joseph Chun on bass, and Sally Kang on vocals & keyboards.][Run River North play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand.]

CALIFORNOS PATIO – AGES 18+ – 4124 PENN. AVE – WESTPORT
8:00 Westside Royal
9:00 Pink Royal
10:00 Shy Boys
11:00 Walker Lukens
12:00 Berwanger

MILLS RECORD COMPANY – ALL AGES – 4045 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
6:00 Dylan Guthrie & the Good Time Guys
7:00 Momma’s Boy
8:00 Fullbloods

WESTPORT SALOON – AGES 21+ – 4112 PENN AVE. – WESTPORT
8:45 The Invisible World
9:45 IVØRY BLACK
10:45 Four Arm Shiver
11:45 Hyborian
12:45 Red Kate

RIOT ROOM – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
8:30 Instant Karma
9:30 Various Blonde
10:30 Spirit Is The Spirit
11:30 Big Jesus
12:30 Why?

9. Big Jesus – “Lock and Key”
from: Oneiric / Mascot Music Productions / September 30, 2016
[Atlanta Georgia based band made up of C.J. Ridings, Thomas Gonzalez, Spencer Ussery, and Joe Sweat][Big Jesus play Middle of The Map, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, in Westport.]

10. WHY? – “Proactive Evolution”
from: Moh Lhean / Joyful Noise Recordings / March 3, 2017
[5th studio album from Cincinnati, Ohio based 4-piece band founded in 2004 by Berkeley, California artist Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf, who had been using ‘Why?’ as his stage name since 1997. In 2004, Yoni Wolf enlisted his older brother Josiah, Doug McDiarmid, & Matt Meldon and formed Why?”][Why? play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room, at 11:00 pm.]

RIOT ROOM PATIO – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
9:15 Lion
10:15 LIONMAKER
11:15 AZP
12:15 #ASSJAMZ

11. AZP – “Save Yourself (Radio Edit)”
from: Red Moon EP / AZP / May 12, 2015
[AZP is an American Rock/Soul sextet from Lincoln, Nebraska, mixed with a bit of Hip-Hop, topped off with valuable lyrics of life, freedom, and change. The band was formed in 2012 and is made up of: Zachary Watkins on lead vocals & Piano, Ishma Valenti on vocals & aux, Trey Shotkoske on drums, James Shehan on guitar, Ludwing Siebenhor on guitar & keyboard, and John Fuchinaro on bass.][AZP play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room Patio in Westport.]

11:00 – Station ID

SATURDAY, MAY 6 – 51 BANDS, ON 6 STAGES

SATURDAY – DAY PARTIES

RECORDBAR – ALL AGES UNTIL 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
11:30AM The MGDs – SOUL BRUNCH SET
90.9 THE BRIDGE – DAY PARTY
2:00 Kate Rose
2:50 Keaton Conrad
3:40 Gracie Schram
4:30 The Moose
5:20 Crystal Clayton
6:10 Crystal Rose

THE BRICK – ALL AGES UNTIL 8PM – 1727 MCGEE – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
90.1 KKFI & MARK MANNING – DAY PARTY
2:00 Nicholas St. James
3:00 The Good Hearts
4:00 Julian Davis & the Hay-Burners
5:00 TBA
6:00 Calvin Arsenia

THE TANK ROOM – AGES 21+ – 1813 GRAND BLVD – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
SHUTTLE COCK & the EIGHT ONE SIXTY – DAY PARTY
2:00 Sahvannes
2:25 Dev3n
2:50 Aaron Alexander
3:25 Domineko
4:00 Dom Chronicles
4:35 Heartfelt Anarchy
5:10 Kemet the Phantom
5:50 Ebony Tusks

MILLS RECORD COMPANY – ALL AGES – 4045 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
PLAYLISTPLAY & SOFAR – DAY PARTY
2:00 Heidi Lynne Gluck
3:00 Chloe Jacobson
4:00 Scout Alexandria
5:00 Jessica Paige
6:00 La Guerre

JOSEY RECORDS – ALL AGES – 1814 OAK STREET – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
DO816 – DAY PARTY
2:00 American Slim
3:00 False Brother
4:00 Second Hand King
5:00 Run With It
6:00 Mess

SATURDAY, MAY 6 – 51 BANDS ON 6 STAGES

CROSSROADSKC – ALL AGES – 417 EAST 18TH – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:00 Indy Ground Crew Set
7:30 Stik Figa
8:10 Ro Ransom
9:00 Talib Kweli
10:05 De La Soul

12. Talib Kweli – “Get By (Radio Edit)”
from: Quality / Rawkus Entertainment / November 18, 2002
[American hip hop artist Talib Kweli Greene was born October 3, 1975. He is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist. He is the son of professional educators. In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli earned recognition early on through his work with fellow Brooklyn artist, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, when they formed the group Black Star.][Talib Kweli plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, opening for De La Soul after Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, & Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

13. De La Soul – “Me, Myself & I”
from: Three Feet High and Rising / Calliope Studios / March 14, 1989
[Last August 26, 2016 this legendary hip hop trio released their 9th full-length album, and the Anonymous Nobody… . In early 2015, De La Soul created a Kickstarter in order to fund the album. In under ten hours, it surpassed the projected goal of $110,000. Formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The group is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members, Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin'”. With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been called “a hip hop masterpiece.”][De La Soul play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, headlining at 11:00 pm after Talib Kweli, Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, and Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

RECORDBAR – AGES 18+ after 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:00 Westerners
8:00 Me Like Bees
9:00 The Noise FM
10:00 Caamp
11:00 Mothers
12:00 William Elliott Whitmore https://goo.gl/oh3aGr

14. Caamp – “See The World (Radio Edit)”
from: Caamp / Caamp / March 8, 2016
[Evan plays the banjo, Taylor plays the guitar and together they slam stages as the power duo, Caamp. The childhood friends have been writing songs since 2012 and began performing as Caamp in 2015. In March of 2016, the duo released their self-titled, debut record that has since put them on the map.][Caamp plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at 10:00, at recordBar, opening for Mothers, and William Elliot Whitmore.]

15. Mothers – “No Crying in Baseball”
from: No Crying In Baseball – Single b/w It Hurts Until It Doesn’t / Mothers / Oct. 13, 2015
[Athens, Georgia based band formed in 2013 by visual artist Kristine Leschper while studying printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The album was produced by Drew Vandenberg, who has worked on albums by Of Montreal, Deerhunter and Porcelain Raft, and features collaborations with Josh McKay (Deerhunter) on vibraphone and McKendrick Bearden (Grand Vapids), who played bass and provided string arrangements throughout the album. Mothers now includes: Matthew Anderegg, Drew Kirby, Chris Goggans in the band. Mothers released their debut album February 26, 2016.][Mothers plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 pm, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave.]

16. William Elliott Whitmore – “Dry”
from: Song Of The Blackbird / Southern Records / July 24, 2006
[American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa, born May 11, 1978. In his live performances he mostly of plays the banjo or guitar while singing. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities, and hardcore punk community. Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell, City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Red Sparowes, Modern Life is War, Frontier Ruckus, Frank Turner and The Low Anthem.] [William Elliott Whitmore will be play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6, at 12:00 at recordBar.]

THE BRICK – AGES 21+ after 8PM – 1727 MCGEE – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:30 Smokey James & the Avalanche
8:30 The Creation Factory
9:30 Mystic Braves
10:30 Bonelang
11:30 iLLphonics
12:30 Har Mar Superstar

17. Smokey James & The Avalanche – “Down Like Fire”
from: Down Like Fire – Single / Smokey James & The Avalanche / March 1, 2017
[Smokey James & the Avalanche is a band from Kansas City, MO. Comprised of producers Justin Huey (Steel Train) and David Simmons Jr., SJ&A mixes elements of pop, r&b, funk and rock to lay a foundation for songs about love, loss, and faith.][Smokey James & The Avalanche play Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 at The Brick.]

THE TANK ROOM – AGES 21+ – 1813 GRAND BLVD – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:00 Pageant Boys
8:00 Reyna
9:00 Tart
10:00 Overcoats
11:15 Arkells

18. Pageant Boys – “Last Rites”
from: Last Rites – Single / The Record machine / April 8, 2016
[Pageant Boys was birthed out of routine and necessity. On what was originally slated to be a short trip to Istanbul, Alex Sheppard started recording music with his girlfriend’s laptop and a bluetooth headphone mic. None of Sheppard’s previous musical efforts incorporated electronics in a major way; “It was born of necessity,” says Sheppard. The songs on his new EP, Shadowboxing, came out of those original sessions. Pageant Boys are set to release a new EP, Shadowboxing, in early 2017 on The Record Machine. Sheppard has been writing and recording for the last decade even though he is just in 20’s. Before Sheppard started performing and recording as Pageant Boys he released several albums as Alexandre. Shadowboxing is the maturation of Sheppard’s artistic vision and introduction to a larger audience.][Pageant Boys play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6 at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd)]

19. Reyna – “Ink On My Skin”
from: Ink On My Skin – Single / Reyna / April 8, 2016
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin based duo of Victoria and Gabriela.][Reyna play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd.]

20. Tart – “Toothache (Demo)”
from: Toothache (Demo) – Single Track / Tart / unreleased 2017
[Tart is the Detroit based project of Zee Bricker and Adam Padden.][Tart play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6 at 9:00 pm at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd.]

21. Overcoats – “Hold Me Close”
from: Young / Arts & Crafts Productions / April 21, 2017
[Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. YOUNG was written by Overcoats and co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Daughter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs) and experimental R&B artist Autre Ne Veut, with additional production from Myles Avery and mixing by Ben Baptie (Lapsley, Lianne La Havas, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson). All songs written by Hana Rose Elion, Justine Mitchell and Adley Arthur Atkin.][Overcoats play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at The Tank Room, opening for Arkells, after Tart, and Pageant Boys.]

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

Next week, on May 10 Johnny Hamil and friends join us in our first hour, and for our second hour Mikal Shapiro will join us as our special guest producer.

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

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