WMM Playlist from Sept. 30, 2020

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Kianna White, Jared White & Jocelyn Olivia Nixin
+ Max James & The Sound of Kansas City +
Jenna Rae & Unfit Wives


1. “It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM theme]

2. The Shins – “The Great Divide”
from: “The Great Divide” – Single / Aural Apothecary-Monotone Records / Sept. 24, 2020
[The Shins is an American indie rock band formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1996. Its current lineup is James Mercer (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, songwriter), Jon Sortland (drums), Mark Watrous (guitar, keyboards), Casey Foubert (guitar), Yuuki Matthews (bass, keyboards), and Patti King (keyboards).[1] It is based in Portland, Oregon. The band was formed by Mercer as a side project to Flake Music, who were active from 1992 to 1999. Flake Music released two 7″ singles and a full-length album When You Land Here It’s Time to Return on Omnibus Records and were touring with Modest Mouse when they were signed to Sub Pop Records. The band’s first two records, Oh, Inverted World (2001) and Chutes Too Narrow (2003) performed well commercially and received critical acclaim. The single “New Slang” brought the band mainstream attention when it was featured in the 2004 film Garden State. Consequently, the band’s third album, Wincing the Night Away (2007), was a major success for the group, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 and earning a Grammy Award nomination. Following this, the Shins signed to Columbia Records and Mercer parted ways with the entire original lineup, deeming it “an aesthetic decision.” Following a near five-year hiatus, Port of Morrow, the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 2012. Their fifth album, Heartworms, was released in March 2017.]

3. The Freedom Affair – “Outta My Mind”
from: Freedom is Love / Sunflower Soul Records / September 25, 2020
[“Freedom Is Love” is the debut album from Kansas City’s newest soul juggernaut, The Freedom Affair. The album explores themes of love, heartache, empowerment, and togetherness through a varying landscape of hard-hitting funk, luscious soul, and everything in between. The Freedom Affair is a unique collective featuring 3 powerhouse female vocalists in front of a dynamic 6-piece band. On “Freedom Is Love”, each of the ladies get their time to shine individually, but the magic is on full display when all 3 come together in unison and harmony, symbolically embodying the messages that they sing about. The album was recorded and produced by Chris Hazelton, utilizing the best of vintage and new recording technologies to create an authentic experience, befitting of a soul record that would have been relevant 50 years ago as much as it will be 50 years from now. The Freedom Affair is: Misha Roberts on vocals; Paula Saunders on vocals; Seyko Groves on vocals; Cole Bales on guitar, sitar (Track 3); Branden Moser on guitar; Chris Hazelton on bass guitar, organ (Tracks 1, 2, 9, & 10), Tambourine (Track 1), Glockenspiel (Track 3), & Chimes (Track 4); Dave Brick on drums; Pete Carroll on trumpet; Brett Jackson on tenor sax, baritone sax (Tracks 1 & 5), & tambourine (Tracks 5, 6, & 8). Additional Musicians: Pat Conway on Congas (Tracks 1, 3, & 6), Alyssa Bell on viola (Tracks 3, 4, & 7), Elizabeth Codd on violin (Tracks 3 & 4), Matt Bennett on violin (Tracks 3 & 7), John Wickersham on timpani (Track 4), Pamela Baskin-Watson on piano (Track 10), Nick Howell on tambourine (Track 10), The Freedom Family Choir (Track 10): Misha Roberts, Erica Hazelton, Seyko Groves, Paula Saunders, Jordyn Saunders, Cole Bales, and Chris Hazelton. All Horn & String Arrangements by Chris Hazelton except: “Heartaches Don’t Come Easy” and “Give A Little Love” by Pete Carroll & Brett Jackson. “Don’t Shoot” by Chris Hazelton & Allyssa Bell. Produced, Recorded, & Mixed by Chris Hazelton. Assistant Produced by Dave Brick. Rhythm Section on Track 10 recorded by Chad Meise. Mastered by JJ Golden. Cover Artwork by Matthew “Mo” Manley. Front cover photograph of civil rights protesters in Kansas City, MO (April 9th, 1968). The Freedom Affair and their track “Rise Up” were selected to be part of Colemine Records 3xLP box set, “Soul Slabs Vol. 2” a Record Store Day Exclusive, released April 13, 2019. Colemine writes: “The Freedom Affair is a freight train of KC soul! Dirty, funky drums, gritty horns, and the combined vocals of Misha Roberts, Seyko Groves, and Paula Saunders to put this band over the top. Politically charged soul music for the dancefloor!”]

4. Shy Boys – “Fraid I Might Die”
from: Talk Loud / Polyvinyl Record Co. / September 25, 2020
[From the upcoming third album from Kansas City’s Shy Boys. The follow up to single, “Trash” released August 3, 2020. and after Dim The Light / Brick By Brick, released February 15, 2019. Shy Boys released their 2nd album and Polyvinyl debut, Bell House on August 3, 2018. Shy Boys line-up consists of brothers Collin Rausch and Kyle Rausch, Konnor Ervin, Kyle Little and Ross Brown. Kyle Rausch and Konnor Ervin were already band mates in the indie-pop band The ACBs and Collin had been playing for years in the Kansas City area in various bands including The Abracadabras, and The I’ms with brother Kyle. The three shared a love for 1960s era pop rock and soon started writing their own music. In 2014 they released the self-titled Shy Boys on High Dive Records. The album received generally positive reviews and the single “Bully Fight” (originally released by The I’ms) was featured on Spin.com. In June 2014, the band recorded and released two more singles and one of them, “Life Is Peachy,” was featured on Stereogum. On April 4th, 2018, it was announced that the band had signed to the Polyvinyl Record Company.]

Anjimile



5. Anjimile – “Giver Taker”
from: Giver Taker / Father/Daughter Records / September 18, 2020
[Queer & trans songmaker / boy king / On Giver Taker, the gorgeous debut album by Anjimile, death and life are always entwined, wrapping around each other in a dance of reverence, reciprocity, and, ultimately, rebirth. // Giver Taker is confident, intentional and introspective. Anjimile Chithambo (they/them, he/him) wrote much of the album while in treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, as well as while in the process of living more fully as a nonbinary trans person. Loss hovers over the album, whose songs grieve for lost friends (“Giver Taker”) and family members (“1978”) along with lost selves (“Maker,” “Baby No More,” “In Your Eyes.”) But here, grief yields an opening: a chance for new growth. “A lot of the album was written when I was literally in the process of improving my mental health, so there’s a lot of hopefulness and wonder at the fact that I was able to survive,” says Chithambo. “Not only survive but restart my life and work towards becoming the person I was meant to be.” // Each song on the album is its own micro-journey, adding up to a transformative epic cycle created in collaboration with bandmate Justine Bowe of Photocomfort and New-York based artist/producer Gabe Goodman. “1978” and “Maker” both begin as Sufjan Stevens-esque pastoral ballads with Chithambo’s mesmerizing voice. foregrounded against minimal instrumentation and swell into the realm of the majestic through the addition of warm, steady instrumentation (informed by the mix of 80’s pop and African music Chithambo’s Malawi-born parents played around the house) and harmonies by Bowe. “In Your Eyes” starts out hushed and builds to a crescendo via a mighty chorus inspired by none other than The Lion King. The allusion is fitting: each song encapsulates a heroic voyage, walked alone until accompanied by kindred souls. The choirs present throughout are equally deliberate. Chithambo grew up as a choir boy himself, and several songs (notably “Maker”) grasp not only towards reconciliation between his trans identity and his parents’ strong religious beliefs, but towards reclaiming his trans identity as an essential part of his own spirituality. (“[Less] Judeo-Christian, more ‘Colors of the Wind.’”) There is a boldness to this borrowing and shaping, a resoluteness that results from passing through hardship and emerging brighter, steadier. As a closing refrain on “To Meet You There” might sum it up: “Catalyst light of mine / now is your time.” // Giver Taker was recorded in Brooklyn, Boston, and New Hampshire by Goodman, thanks in part to the Live Arts Boston Grant by the Boston Foundation. All songs written by Anjimile Chithambo. Produced by Gabe Goodman & Justine BoweEngineered by Gabe Goodman. Additional engineering by Will G. Radin. Mixed by Will G. Radin. Mastered by Joe Lambert.]

6. Heart Machine – “The Lonely One”
from: “The Lonely One” – Single / Heart Machine / September 15, 2020
[Heart Machine is one of several “side projects” of Kansas City powerhouse vocalist Nicole Springer who last year released the critical acclaimed EP Willing from The Nicole Springer Band. For many years, award winning singer-songwriter Nicole Springer longed to write and arrange 80’s inspired pop songs. In 2015, she put that dream to work and started writing and arranging music on her iPad. The songs ranged from epic gospel ballads to spooky synth jams, all made with love and heartfelt purpose, with a sound unlike anything she had ever made before. She then formed a collaboration with her longtime bandmate and stellar musician/producer, Aaron Derington. Aaron began to take the songs Nicole sent him and re-record them in his studio using a variety of real sounds, keyboards, and samples from classic 80’s pop hits. Moving at their own organic pace, Nicole and Aaron have put in countless hours and energy into fully realizing the potential of every song, knowing that it would be worth the wait to give every song it’s due diligence and love. Now, five years later, Heart Machine has just officially released their first single, “The Lonely One.”]

[Nicole Springer plays Peculiar Winery, 20709 Harper Dr. Peculiar, MO. On Friday, Oct. 2, 5:00 PM]

10:22 – Underwriting

7. The Creepy Jingles – “Atom & Evolution”
from: The Creepy Jingles EP / High Dive Records / May 3, 2019
[Debut EP Release from The Creepy Jingles: Jocelyn Olivia Nixon on lead vocals, rhythm guitar, & keyboards; Travis McKenzie on lead guitars, Nick Robertson on drums; and Adam York on bass. From High Dive Records website: “The brainchild of singer/ songwriter, Jocelyn Olivia Nixon acts to guide the listener thru a self-actualized Mono-myth of forging identity thru Bizarre arcane cosmic poetry coupled with the wordplay of a wry smile and eccentric wit. Drummer Nick Robertson charges the group forward with a fiery fueled obsidian backbeat. Adam York delivers pulsing bass lines that the compliment the songs and his partner in the rhythm section. Rounding out the band is Guitarist Travis McKenzie who generously spins a holographic spectrum of color that lift the catchy Brit pop melodies that effortlessly dance about the rapidly changing landscapes of New York Garage Rock and 60s/70s folk music. Beware The Creepy Jingles, their siren call is coming from inside the house.”]

[The Creepy Jingles play at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.), behind Voltaire, on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 PM with Kianna White, Nathan Corsi Band and DJ Stevie Cruz. Lemonade Park is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering, 1628 Wyoming.]



8. Kianna White – “Homecoming Queen”
from: “Homecoming Queen” – Single / Team Love / September 25, 2020
[Kianna cut her teeth in the critically-acclaimed indie band Tilly and the Wall, touring through the mid to late aughts with bands such as She and Him, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley and Of Montreal, playing venues around the world and major festivals like Coachella, Japan’s Summersonic, Iceland Airwaves, Reading and Leeds among others, as well as performing on Late Night with David Letterman and Sesame Street before going on hiatus in 2013. During this era, she also performed guest vocals on Rilo Kiley’s “The Absence of God”, “In the Sun” by She & Him and co-wrote and sang on Tiësto’s song “You Are My Diamond”. // Since 2017, her band Yes You Are, with now husband and co-writer Jared White, has had many song placements in movies, television and commercials, most notably in the Pepsi Super Bowl 51 commercial. When Forbes Magazine asked Lyle Hysen, the founder of Bank Robber Music, about the biggest licensing hits over the years, he spotlit Kianna and Jared’s work alongside artists like Spoon and Phantogram saying “Kianna Alarid from Tilly and the Wall has been working on new music with her band Yes You Are. They’re giving us two songs at a time, and they get placements all the time.” // Known for their electrifying live performances, Yes You Are shared the stage with the likes of K. Flay, Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums, and toured the US with Neon Trees. Even though Yes You Are had proven to be successful in many ways, Kianna and Jared felt like the band hadn’t yet accessed their full artistic potential. In mid 2020 they announced the band’s break up when unexpected and major changes in the lineup served as a clear sign it was time to move on. They also decided that Kianna’s ability to hold the spotlight shouldn’t be ignored and set to work on new songs with a solo career for her in mind. The idea proved to be immediately inspiring to the writing duo, and they quickly assembled a collection of impressive new music that feels artistically fresh and full of potential. // Going now by her married name, and having found the support of Team Love Records, Homecoming Queen is Kianna White’s first solo release. The song’s hazy mood and hypnotic guitar lines take indie pop through the looking glass. What emerges on the other side is not flower child psychedelia, but a modern, luscious, psyche-pop, where lyrics of stoned introspection and longing float around on haunted, seductive melodies. Kianna’s voice keeps the trip from spinning off into a hall of funhouse mirrors, becoming a trusted and sober co-pilot, allowing you to surrender, close your eyes, and dance. // High on the freedom to control her individual narrative for the first time Kianna filmed, starred in and edited Homecoming Queen’s innovative and spellbinding music video. All alone in her bedroom and encumbered with the limitations of self-isolation (she used only an iPhone, a Snapchat filter, a flashlight and iMovie) she managed to create something that feels new, slightly unsettling and entirely captivating. The spooky, trance-inducing visual effects over the song’s eerily inviting hooks, present us with a poignant reflection of our strange and anxious times.]

[Kianna White plays Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.), behind Voltaire, on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles, Nathan Corsi Band and DJ Stevie Cruz. Lemonade Park is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering, 1628 Wyoming.]

Jared White, Kianna White and Jocelyn Olivia Nixin on the September 30, 2020 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on 90.1 FM KKFI



10:30 – Interview with Kianna White Jared White, and Jocelyn Olivia Nixin


Many of us were first introduced to Kianna White as part of the critically-acclaimed indie band Tilly and the Wall, touring through the mid to late aughts with bands such as She and Him, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley and Of Montreal, playing venues around the world and major festivals like Coachella, Japan’s Summersonic, Reading, as well as performing on Late Night with David Letterman and Sesame Street before going on hiatus in 2013. She has also performed guest vocals on Rilo Kiley’s “The Absence of God”, “In the Sun” by She & Him and co-wrote and sang on Tiësto’s song “You Are My Diamond”. Since 2017, her band Yes You Are, with now husband and co-writer Jared White, has had many song placements in movies, television and commercials, most notably in the Pepsi Super Bowl 51 commercial. Known for their electrifying live performances, Yes You Are shared the stage with the likes of K. Flay, Young the Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums, and toured the US with Neon Trees. Last November 15, 2019 they released one of our favorite albums of the year “Here’s To The Great Unknowns.” Even though Yes You Are had proven to be successful in many ways, Kianna and Jared felt like the band hadn’t yet accessed their full artistic potential. In mid 2020 they announced the band’s break up when unexpected and major changes in the lineup served as a clear sign it was time to move on. Kianna and Jared decided to start a new band write new music behind Kianna as a solo artist going now by her married name, and having found the support of Team Love Records, last Friday Kianna released her first solo single, “Homecoming Queen” along with a fabulous new video that Kianna herself filmed, starred in, and edited it, alone in her bedroom and encumbered with the limitations of self-isolation (she used only an iPhone, a Snapchat filter, a flashlight and iMovie). The new video is great.

Kianna White & Jared White Thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin was part of the band Abracadabras, active around Kansas City from 2006 to 2009 and released one of the best albums of 2008 called, “Be Still, Be Cool,” that not a lot of people got to hear after a promoter dropped out and the band broke up. Nixon fronted the band, which also included brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch, who now play in the band Shy Boys. Jocelyn got married, left KC and moved to Austin, Texas, got divorced, transitioned, recorded music with a band called, English Major. After returning back to Kansas City from Austin, Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, formed the band The Creepy Jingles where she is lead singer, songwriter, keyboardist & guitar player with Travis McKenzie on guitar, Nick Robertson on drums, their new bass player Andrew Witte. The Creepy Jingles were signed to High Dive Records and released their self titled debut EP on May 3, 2019 to critically acclaim and landing in the Top Ten ow WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. Recently The Creepy Jingles track “Circadian Rhythm Guitar: was included in the British music e-zine and record label Alldora Britain Records 19-track compilation of authentic, independent underplayed music from around the globe called Adventurers. Jocelyn is a rock and roll poet with a maternal streak as she is a community organizer with Bandwaggn Kansas City.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, welcome back to Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kianna White, The Creepy Jingles with Nathan Corsi Band and DJ Stevie Cruz, play Lemonade Park on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 PM. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.) is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering.

Kianna and Jared contributed to the KC Bands Together virtual streaming 2-night benefit concert for MidWest Music Foundation.

The last time Kiana was on the show was January 20, 2016. Just after the Yes You Are tour with Neon Trees and the release of Yes You Are’s first music video. Yes You Are was: 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

Jared White and Kianna White



Kianna Alarid White was lead singer and bassist for the critical acclaimed band, Tilly and the Wall, who released 4 albums on Team Love Records (founded by Conor Oberst & Nate Krenkel in 2003). Tilly and the Wall was an indie pop group from Omaha, Nebraska. Their name originated from a children’s book called Tillie and the Wall, written by Leo Lionni. They are particularly noted for having a tap dancer, Jamie Pressnall, instead of a drummer. // The group formed in 2001 after the demise of several Omaha groups, including Conor Oberst’s Park Ave., of which Neely Jenkins and Jamie Pressnall (then Jamie Williams) were members. Jamie brought along Kianna Alarid from another band that broke up called Magic Kiss. Derek Pressnall and Nick White, natives of Dunwoody, Georgia were drawn to the music scene in Omaha, Nebraska and moved. Nick White was also one of the few constants for Bright Eyes in 2005, appearing on I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, as well as touring worldwide with the band. // Their first show was an open-mic night at the now defunct Ranch Bowl. Their first release, Woo!, was recorded in Conor Oberst’s garage, self-published, and distributed at shows around the Omaha area. The group released a limited-pressing eponymous 7″ on Rue Royale Records, followed by their debut LP, Wild Like Children in 2004. It was the flagship release on Oberst’s Team Love label and made with the help of Presto studios. Wild Like Children garnered the band a substantial amount of critical acclaim and propelled them to national tours with Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, and Of Montreal. In early 2005, Tilly and the Wall became the first “band in residence” at Omaha’s Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, using the Bemis Underground’s Studio T to develop their follow-up album to Wild Like Children. // In September of that year, they released “You and I Misbehaving” as a limited-pressing 7″ in the UK through indie label Trash Aesthetics. This release picked up further critical acclaim as well as support from BBC radio broadcaster Steve Lamacq. They played their first show outside of the US at the Freebutt in Brighton on February 14, 2006. // Bottoms of Barrels, the band’s follow-up to Wild Like Children, was released on May 23, 2006. Tilly and the Wall appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on October 27, 2006, to perform “Bad Education”. The song was not played in full due to time constraints. A number of live dates were played to support the album. The band toured with Jenny Lewis in support of her album featuring The Watson Twins, Rabbit Fur Coat. They then went on their first headlining tour to promote Bottoms of Barrels, with acts such as David Dondero, Now It’s Overhead, and Wolf Colonel supporting them. They played the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 27, 2007. In addition to performing at 2007’s Splendour in the Grass festival, Tilly and the Wall toured Australia. Band members Jamie Williams and Derek Pressnall were married shortly after the album’s release, on August 12, 2006. // On February 25, Tilly and the Wall released a video for a new song entitled “Beat Control”. The digital release of the song was on March 4, with a new album track “Cacophony” appearing as a b-side. “Beat Control” was released only as a single and was not included on the album released later in 2008. // Tilly and the Wall’s third album, o, was released on June 17, 2008. Two songs they performed on their 2007 tour, “Too Excited” and “Chandelier Lake”, appear on the album. // Tilly have recorded their own version of the ABC song for the new season of Sesame Street. // The first single from the album is “Pot Kettle Black”. It was featured in the pilot episode of 90210, TV spots for the Seth Rogen film Observe and Report, the film Whip It and its soundtrack album, and in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles. // Tilly and the Wall released a new album entitled Heavy Mood on October 2, 2012, available in CD and vinyl formats.

Team Love just released a 16-track retro of Tilly and The Wall’s music from 2002 -2013. With the new single, “Homecoming Queen” Kianna is back with Team Love.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin



Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, is lead singer, songwriter, keyboardist & guitar player for the KC based band, The Creepy Jingles which include: Travis McKenzie on guitar, Nick Robertson on drums, and Andrew Witte on bass.

The Creepy Jingles released their self titled debut EP on May 3, 2019 on High Dive Records. Ross Brown of (Shy Boys and Full Bloods) recorded and mixed the EP at escape Pod Audio. Mike Nolte Mastered the recordings at Eureka Mastering. EP credits give special thanks to: Collin Rausch and Kyle Rausch of Shy Boys.

From High Dive Records http://www.highdivekc.com: “The brainchild of singer/ songwriter, Jocelyn Olivia Nixon acts to guide the listener thru a self-actualized Mono-myth of forging identity thru Bizarre arcane cosmic poetry coupled with the wordplay of a wry smile and eccentric wit.”

“Drummer Nick Robertson charges the group forward with a fiery fueled obsidian backbeat. Adam York delivers pulsing Bass lines that the compliment the songs and his partner in the rhythm section. Rounding out the band is Guitarist Travis McKenzie who generously spins a holographic spectrum of color that lift the catchy Brit pop melodies that effortlessly dance about the rapidly changing landscapes of New York Garage Rock and 60s/70s folk music. “

From FALLY AFANI, I Heart Local Music.com (JUNE 22, 2019):

“The Creepy Jingles are really throwing us for a loop. Like, we know garage rock is supposed to sound raw and a little loose. But The Creepy Jingles are so on point with their craft, we’re not entirely comfortable with picturing them as some laid back group of rockers. Every. Single. Note. Is. Perfect. When The Creepy Jingles play, it sounds like they practice every single day. They don’t miss a single thing! Every note in every song is spot on, we haven’t heard a group of rockers this tight with their performance in ages. When they hit the Replay for their album release show Thursday night, it was hard to look away. Jocelyn Olivia Nixon runs a tight ship with this group. They began the set with her pounding away at the keys, leaving a throbbing urge for more of their exciting rock noise. Then, when they fully dove into their impeccable guitar work, the audience was also treated to her gnarly-as-hell vocals. The growls, the screams, the RAWNESS of it all brings out our most primal emotions.”

Jocelyn Nixin Studied Filming/Directing/Acting/writing at The Art Institute of Austin
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Studied Broadcasting & Film at University of Central Missouri
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Studied Creative Writing in English at Missouri State University
Jocelyn Nixin went to Blue Springs South High School and Jocelyn Nixin lives in OP, KS

From Nick Spacek of The Pitch KC (June 19, 2019):

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin was part of the band Abracadabras, that was active around Kansas City from 2006 to 2009 or so. Nixon fronted the band, which also included brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch, who now play in the pop act Shy Boys.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin told Nick Spacek i nan article published in The Pitch KC on June 19, 2019, “That was, like, the first band,” Nixon says. “I’d been writing songs since I was probably about 22, and that was our first band together. So it was like we all grew up together … Once I went to Austin, I felt like it was time for me to stand on my own.”

“I’d left [Kansas City] to work on my marriage,” Nixon continues. “My wife at the time was offered a job and I figured, Yeah, Austin, great music city. I should see what happens. A music city like Austin was the silver lining in moving away from my band.”

The marriage hit the skids a few years in, but Nixon continued writing music. She released a solo project called English Major, a divorce record of sorts. Five years in, though, everything finally seemed to come to a head.

“The traffic, the cost of living — our rent went up $750,” Nixon says. “It was almost impossible to stay. I was like, Why am I killing myself to do this? I was also starting to come to terms with my own personal identity, and it blew into this existential crisis, where I was like, I can’t keep this bottled up anymore.”

Being “bottled up” was Nixon acknowledging her recent transition into life as a woman, a process she’d started early during her time in Austin.

“Tweezing eyebrows, laser hair removal, therapy, going out more in femme,” she says – but largely abandoned after her marriage fell apart and she stepped into a new relationship. But the desire to transition hadn’t gone away; Nixon was just burying it. “I was depressed to the point where I kind of – there’s that line in ‘Yer Blues,’ where John Lennon’s like, Feel so suicidal/ Even hate my rock and roll.’ I was like, ‘Oh, I get that line,’”

Nixon says. “I didn’t ever feel like I was going to commit suicide, but I had this fantasy of faking my death and becoming a new person, which was all sort of leading me to transition, but I was just miserable and I just didn’t want to be around it.”

She decided to leave Austin and return to KC, though moving back home as she transitioned wasn’t something Nixon was initially eager to do. “I thought it was scarier to move back,” she says. But then she realized that, as she says, “I needed to do this in front of the people I grew up with, and have those tough conversations, and tell them who I really am and how I really feel. It felt like the most honest way to do things, and it felt like the most authentic way to bridge my past to my present.”

Nixon started hormones and came out as a woman after she moved back home to KC. She says everyone’s been cool about it — tons of support.

“When I came out, I felt stupid, because I was like, ‘I should’ve done this sooner,’” she says. “An immediate weight lifted off of me, just from carrying the weight of that consuming all my mental faculties at all times. It just shot my nervous system.”

Nixon had quit playing music toward the end of her time in Austin, and she gave herself a few years during her transition to “get my head right and heal from a breakup, and also, approaching this new phase in my life,” as she puts it. But she kept writing songs.

She started jamming with Nick Robertson, a drummer. Then they brought in Travis McKenzie, a former Abracadabras guitarist, and The Creepy Jingles were born. They played around for a few years and then, began recording their debut self-titled EP.

“We took it slow, doing it once a week, and then once fall rolled around, we were like, ‘Let’s record some things,’” Nixon says. They took the music to Ross Brown, of Shy Boys, who recorded and mixed the EP in his basement. Collin Rausch ended up playing bass.

“It was kind of like a little family reunion,” Nixon says of reuniting with old bandmates.

Nick Spacek wrote: The EP was released on High Dive Records at the beginning of May. It’s confident and exuberant, a Kinksy mishmash of Britpop garage rock”.

She says. I felt like I had to adopt a mask or a character to protect myself a little bit onstage. Now it feels very me, and I’m very comfortable.”
Kianna White, The Creepy Jingles with Nathan Corsi Band and DJ Stevie Cruz, play Lemonade Park on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 PM. Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.) is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering.

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9. Yes You Are – “Alien Dream”
from: Here’s To The Great Unknowns / Yes You Are / November 15, 2019
[Kianna Alarid on vocals, Jared White on rhythm guitar, Jacob Temeyer on guitars & keyboards, and Willie Jordan on bass. “We play black pop.” says Kianna Alarid, Yes You Are’s intense front woman, “It implies that there might be shadows lurking, even in the shiny places.” Listening to their upcoming album, it IS essentially pop, but they redefine the genre with each and every song. From gospel choirs to guitar-heavy rock to synth-covered dance rhythms, the mainstay (and mainstream friendly) sing-along hooks are what binds all of their work together. Alarid cut her teeth in the critically-acclaimed indie band Tilly and the Wall, touring through the mid to late aughts with bands such as She and Him, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Of Montreal and CSS, playing venues around the world and hitting major festivals like Coachella, Japan’s Summersonic, Iceland Airwaves, Reading, Leeds, Scotland’s T In The Park and Australia’s Splendor In The Grass as well as performing on Late Night with David Letterman and Sesame Street. You’ve probably already heard Yes You Are, as their first single debuted on Pepsi’s Superbowl 51 commercial, as has played over 15,000 times since, all over the world. The song was also featured in the hit movie Bad Moms, as well as FX’s Tyrant and MTV’s Scream. Yes You Are has shared the stage with the likes of K. Flay, Moon Taxi, Marion Hill, Lucius and Neon Trees.]

[Kianna White plays Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.), behind Voltaire, on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles, Nathan Corsi Band and DJ Stevie Cruz. Lemonade Park is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering, 1628 Wyoming.]

11:45 – Interview with Kianna White Jared White, and Jocelyn Olivia Nixin


We are talking with Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, lead singer, songwriter, keyboardist & guitar player for the KC based band, The Creepy Jingles which include: Travis McKenzie on guitar, Nick Robertson on drums, and Andrew Witte on bass. The Creepy Jingles released their self titled debut EP on May 3, 2019 on High Dive Records.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Also with us is Kianna & Jared White who are here to talk about the ending of their band Yes You Are and the transition into Kianna’s new work and her new solo single, “Homecoming Queen,” released last Friday,

Kianna & Jared White, thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kianna White plays Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.), behind Voltaire, on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles, Nathan Corsi Band and DJ Stevie Cruz. Lemonade Park is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering, 1628 Wyoming.

2019 was an incredibly busy year for The Creepy Jingles, playing Middle of The Map Festival, Crossroads Music Festival, and playing all over Kansas City, Lawrence and surrounding areas.

Abracadabras laid the ground work for the path Jocelyn is following for The Creepy Jingles. The songs on the debut EP are incredibly poetic, and Jocelyn is having so much fun with word and wordplay. The lyrics fly by so fast while making all kinds of modern references to microchips, memes, Reddit, Twitter, Fake News, Samsung, Big Brother while also seeming to be auto biographical and personal first person narratives and calls to action about Coming Out, leaving your past behind, “turning straight people bi-focal”, our currently political reality, and personal break ups and break outs. Collin & Kyle Rausch and Ross Brown of Shy Boys are supporters of The Creepy Jingles.

Mark: “One of my favorite aspects of the KC music community is the mix of genre and culture. Musical artists in Kansas City have felt comfortable to come out as Gay Lesbian, non-binary, transgender, and the music community’s response seems to be okay, that’s great, what do you sound like? I don’t see transgender artist being shoved into a separate sub category where they only play gay bars.” “As an openly gay man I have often felt more accepted in the KC Music Community than in the Kansas City LGBTQIA Community.”

High Dive Records has released some of our most played music on WMM. The ACBs, Shy Boys, Fullbloods, The Conquerors, Psychic Heat, The Whiffs, The Fog, Y God Y have been some of our most played bands on the show. More info at: http://www.highdiverecords.bandcamp.com

Kianna & Jared White, and Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:55

10. The Creepy Jingles – “Microchip on My Shoulder”
from: The Creepy Jingles EP / High Dive Records / May 3, 2019
[Debut EP Release from The Creepy Jingles: Jocelyn Olivia Nixon on lead vocals, rhythm guitar, & keyboards; Travis McKenzie on lead guitars, Nick Robertson on drums; and Adam York on bass. From High Dive Records website: “The brainchild of singer/ songwriter, Jocelyn Olivia Nixon acts to guide the listener thru a self-actualized Mono-myth of forging identity thru Bizarre arcane cosmic poetry coupled with the wordplay of a wry smile and eccentric wit. Drummer Nick Robertson charges the group forward with a fiery fueled obsidian backbeat. Adam York delivers pulsing bass lines that the compliment the songs and his partner in the rhythm section. Rounding out the band is Guitarist Travis McKenzie who generously spins a holographic spectrum of color that lift the catchy Brit pop melodies that effortlessly dance about the rapidly changing landscapes of New York Garage Rock and 60s/70s folk music. Beware The Creepy Jingles, their siren call is coming from inside the house.”]

11. Tilly and The Wall – “Beat Control”
from: Beat Control – EP / Team Love / March 4, 2008
[The digital release of the song was on March 4, 2008, with a new album track “Cacophony” appearing as a b-side. “Beat Control” was released only as a single and was not included on the album released later in 2008.]

[Kianna White and The Creepy Jingles play Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.), behind Voltaire, on Friday, October 2, at 7:00 PM with Nathan Corsi Band and DJ Stevie Cruz. Lemonade Park is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering, 1628 Wyoming.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Unfit Wives – “Pill Poppin’ Mama”
from: “Pill Poppin’ Mama” – Single / Lost Cowgirl Records / June 19, 2020
[Unfit Wives bring their hard-driving bluegrass originals to Kansas City and surrounding areas with hot licks, lyrics, and feisty four-part harmonies. Unfit Wives are: Jenna Rae on guitar & vocals, Shannon O’Shea on fiddle & vocals, Monica Greenwood on mandolin & vocals, and Kahlen Mitchell on upright bass & vocals. More info at http://www.unfitwives.com and http://www.thelostcowgirl.com]

[Unfit Wives who play a Parking Lot Show with Ryan Manuel, and Tyler Gregory, Saturday, October 10, at 7:00 PM, at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, Lawrence Kansas, presented by I Heart Local Music and Theatre Lawrence for a socially distanced drive-in concert at the Theatre Lawrence parking lot.]



11:04 – Interview with Jenna Rae of Lost Cowgirl Records

Jenna Rae is the cofounder of Lost Cowgirl Records. Jenna’s began playing tenor saxophone in the Pittsburg State University marching band. In between studying for nursing she started playing banjo and formed the folk band “Deadeye”. After four years of nursing, Jenna cut back on her hours to pursue music. In 2018 she founded Lost Cowgirl Records with partner Martin Farrell Jr., to provide a platform for female fronted Americana. With Lost Cowgirl she released her debut solo album “Workin’ Woman,” in 2018, and Julie Bennett Hume‘s album, “Vinegar,” and Elexa Dawson‘s album, “Music is Medicine.” In 2019, Jenna Rae formed the bluegrass quartet, Unfit Wives with, Kahlen Mitchell on upright bass, Shannon O’Shea on fiddle, and Monica Greenwood on Mandolin formed the bluegrass group Unfit Wives and this summer released three new singles from the band. More info at: http://www.thelostcowgirl.com

Jenna Rae, thanks for being with us on WMM.

We just heard Unfit Wives doing “Pill Poppin’ Mama.” Unfit Wives play a Parking Lot Show with Ryan Manuel, and Tyler Gregory, Saturday, October 10, at 7:00 PM, at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, Lawrence Kansas, presented by I Heart Local Music and Theatre Lawrence for a socially distanced drive-in concert at the Theatre Lawrence parking lot.

In 2019, Jenna Rae formed the bluegrass band, Unfit Wives with Jenna on acoustic guitar, Kahlen Mitchell on upright bass, Shannon O’Shea on fiddle, and Monica Greenwood on Mandolin.

In 2018 Jenna Rae founded Lost Cowgirl Records with partner Martin Farrell Jr., to provide a platform for female fronted Americana. With Lost Cowgirl she released her debut solo album “Workin’ Woman,” in 2018, and Julie Bennett Hume’s album, “Vinegar,” and Elexa Dawson’s album, “Music is Medicine.”

Earlier this Year On January 3, 2020, Lost Cowgirl Records released “Cosmic Western Duets” from Jenna & Martin. Jenna Rae and Martin Farrell Jr. met in Winfield, Kansas at Walnut Valley Bluegrass Music Festival. Both were playing banjo in separate bands at the time and bonded through their love of classic country music.

They started learning Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris duets and quickly realized their voices nested well together. Determined to recreate classic country sounding music in a new way they started collaborating on a genre they call “Cosmic Western”. This music incorporates bluegrass techniques, gospel harmonies, rock rhythms and experimental classic country sounds. The duo performs as “Jenna & Martin” wearing coordinated outfits and often times sharing the stage with their standard poodle, Roy Rogers.

Past WMM plays:

We played Deadeye on WMM on August 2, 2017 and the song “Nothin’ At All” released on July 31, 2016. Produced by Deadeye. Live take studio sessions from Pittsburg, Kansas based band formed by: Meg McCoy on vocals, guitar & violin; Jenna McCarty on vocals & banjo; Jennifer Murphy on saxophone & vocals; and Taylor Rea on percussion, with A. Sheppard on bass. Recorded and mixed by Rob Nold of Rob Nold Audio in Raytown, MO. Deadeye crafts their love of folk, bluegrass, rock, and country into a homemade, heel-stomping musical blend. The group builds their songs with reverence to the Americana music that rings memories of times long-passed in the Midwest. More information at: http://www.deadeyeband.com. Deadeye play the KC Zine Con at Josey Records, Saturday, August 5, 2017 with The New Baboons, Black Market Translation, Gay Girl Cowboy, and Black Creatures.

On September 6, 2017 we played Jenna McCarty and the single, “Love Havin’ Company” an Unreleased track. Kansas City based singer-songwriter who is a guitarist and songwriter for Jenna & Martin with musician Martin Farrell Jr.. Jenna also plays banjo in the band Deadeye.. She is also a guitarist and songwriter for the 6-piece Lawrence based western band Playing For Horses. That year, Jenna & Martin play Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 9, at 6:45 at The Living Room Theatre Downstairs, for the Lost Cowgirl Records Showcase.

Jenna Rae, thanks for being with us on WMM.

11:19

13. Unfit Wives – “Please Don’t Let Me Go”
from: “Please Don’t Let Me Go” – Single / Lost Cowgirl Records / May 22, 2020
[Unfit Wives bring their hard-driving bluegrass originals to Kansas City and surrounding areas with hot licks, lyrics, and feisty four-part harmonies. Unfit Wives are: Jenna Rae on guitar & vocals, Shannon O’Shea on fiddle & vocals, Monica Greenwood on mandolin & vocals, and Kahlen Mitchell on upright bass & vocals. More info at http://www.unfitwives.com and http://www.thelostcowgirl.com]

[Unfit Wives who play a Parking Lot Show with Ryan Manuel, and Tyler Gregory, Saturday, October 10, at 7:00 PM, at Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, Lawrence Kansas, presented by I Heart Local Music and Theatre Lawrence for a socially distanced drive-in concert at the Theatre Lawrence parking lot.]

14. Quite Frankly – “Tear It Up”
from: “Tear It Up” – Single / Quite Frankly / April 9, 2019
[Quite Frankly began when four middle schoolers decided to turn their musical ambition into reality and create a band to take them beyond their education at School of Rock. Formed in 2017 by bassist, Scout Matthews and Nate Gregory, who are of 14 and 15. In just two years they’ve built an impressive resume. The band is best known in the Kansas City area for providing high energy, crazy-fun performances, gaining attention by being the youngest winners of the Nelson Atkins Teen Battle of The Bands 2018. and playing shows at multiple local venues on First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District, Starlight Theater, the Rino, KU Football, Josey’s Records & many more. The band has also performed at Kauffman Stadium, appeared at Sprint Center with Big Slick and the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame. They’ve enjoyed opening for national touring acts such as The Greeting Committee, The Darbies and even LA Guns! These go-getters have played over 100 professional shows! More info at: http://www.quitefranklytheband.com.]

[Quite Frankly play at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.), behind Voltaire, on Saturday, October 3, at 7:00 PM with My Oh My and Walter Lee Redding. Lemonade Park is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering, 1628 Wyoming.]

15. Lee Walter Redding – “attaloss”
from: Maintenance Sex & White Doves – EP / Lee Walter Redding / August 30, 2020
[Lee Walter Redding is a Kansas City based band with: Josh Davison on vocals & guitar, Justin Rogers on bass & noise, Andy Kirk on guitar & organ & chaos, and Justin Skinner on drums. This is a new musical project from Josh Davison who previously played in a band called Orthon Anderthon. All songs copyright Lee Walter Redding 2020. Arranged and produced by Lee Walter Redding. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Justin Skinner at Stockyard Sound (Kansas City, Missouri). Raised on 60s rock, steeped in 90s Britpop ennui, and guided by contemporary neo-soul, Lee Walter Redding weaves dry humor into vibrant sonic textures that sway from wistful to chaotic. Think 2010s Nick Lowe fronting The Velvet Underground. On warped vinyl.]

[Lee Walter Redding play at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming (NW corner of Wyoming & 17th St.), behind Voltaire, on Saturday, October 3, at 7:00 PM with My Oh My and Quite Frankly. Lemonade Park is a limited capacity socially distanced outdoor venue created in partnership between recordBar, Voltaire, and Moxie Catering, 1628 Wyoming.]

11:30 – Underwriting

16. Calvin Arsenia – “Smoke and Mirrors”
from: L.A. Sessions / Center Cut Records / September 20, 2019
[Produced by Tony Braunagel with Paul Brown on guitar, Mike Finnigan on keyboards, Freddie Washington on bass, and David Garfield on piano. Between them, the five musicians have worked with some of music’s most iconic names: Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, Bonnie Raitt, Chuck Loeb, Rickie Lee Jones, Buddy Guy, The Neville Brothers. “It was a thrill for me to work with such legendary players,” says Calvin. “Not only were they incredibly talented, but I got off a plane straight from Australia, hit the studio, and they were more than ready to get to that place where you honor the songs, leaving their egos at the door and honoring what the muses tell them. It was one of the best recording experiences I ever had.” Calvin’s production M.O. on previous recordings was to piece together songs “like pieces of a puzzle” and “layer them over several sessions.” Born in Orlando, Florida, Calvin’s creative journey really began when he moved to the KC suburb of Olathe, teaching himself the guitar, and eventually the harp. He learned his signature instrument at the age of 20 after he couldn’t find a harpist as determined as him to meld folk, rock, classical, rap and R&B into the irresistible fusion which has become his calling card in KC and beyond. His passion for stretching the boundaries of musical expression saw him transform a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland’s Fringe Festival early in his career into a life-changing music mission, with an Edinburgh church offering him a role as musical liaison between the church and the city that would change his life. Two years and 300 shows later, Calvin returned to Kansas City reborn as a humanistic songwriter / performer whose impassioned and conceptual stage shows (regularly sold-out in Kansas City, currently catching fire on the West Coast with a diverse following across Europe), are collaborative, costumed-culture-bridging spectacles which In KC Magazine has hailed as ‘equal parts opera, symphony, musical theatre, rock show, all built around its creator: a charismatic 6-foot-6-inch harpist with a natural stage command and knack for gilding gold and painting lilies.’ Calvin’s 2018 national debut, Cantaloupe, September 15, 2018 on Center Cut Records, has been acclaimed for melding diverse textures into an alluring signature sound for the adventurous artist. On June 28, 2019 Calvin released Honeydew, an EP including a remix of three songs from Cantaloupe. On December 13, 2019 Calvin released his full length Christmas album “all is calm.”]

[Calvin Arsenia plays The Sound of Kansas City, Sunday, October 18, Noon to 10:00 PM, A Socially Distant Concert, on the SE Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, KCMO, with Back Alley Brass Band, Larsen, The Way Way Back, What A Wreck, Attic Light, Flutienastiness, and Emma Jo.]



11:35 – Interview with Max James

We have Max James on the phone to tell us more about The Sound of Kansas City, Sunday, October 18, Noon to 10:00 PM, A Socially Distant Concert, on the SE Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, KCMO, featuring: Calvin Arsenia, Back Alley Brass Band, Larsen, The Way Way Back, What A Wreck, Flutienastiness, Attic Light, and Emma Jo. DJs Ashton Martin, Maxx Grüv, Nick Davis, Danny Maloney, Dawna K, DJ Alex Reed, and DJ Stoww will be spinning tracks between each band set.

Max James is a Kansas City musician, primarily working as a DJ for weddings and nightlife around the KC area. For the past 7 years, Max has brought his passion for music to dance floors across the Midwest, but in recent months, he’s been focused to providing support for musicians who’ve struggled due to COVID-19.

Max James, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Sound of Kansas City, Sunday, October 18, 12:00 to 10:00 PM, A Socially Distant Concert, on the SE Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, KCMO, 64108. Join Fermata KC and the National WWI Museum and Memorial, and celebrate local musicians at The Sound of Kansas City! One ticket gives you and up to three friends a 10’x10′ space to relax and listen to some of Kansas City’s finest performers. Set up a picnic blanket, lawn chairs or an inflatable couch. Feeling extra cautious? Pull up your vehicles and set up a pillow fort, we’re going to the drive-in!

90.9 The Bridge will send the tunes straight to your speakers, so you can enjoy the sounds of these acts: Calvin Arsenia, Back Alley Brass Band, Larsen, The Way Way Back, What A Wreck, Flutienastiness, Attic Light, Emma Jo.

DJs will be playing between each live musical set set: Ashton Martin, Maxx Grüv, Nick Davis, Danny Maloney, Dawna K * DJ Alex Reed * DJ Stoww *

Refreshments available from local vendors; like beer straight from the City Barrel, Cheesy Street KC’s mouth-watering grilled cheeses, and more.

Feel safe in knowing this event is designed with your safety in mind! As such, all guests, staff and performers will be following CDC guidelines, and will be wearing masks whenever they’re around others! (In other and more direct words, we’re wearing masks, and so should you.)

In addition to our live acts, we’re glad to partner with 90.9 The Bridge, KC Parks, CB Productions, City Barrel, and Magnolia Events.

Tickets are in limited supply, so act fast! We’ll see you on the SE Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, on October 18th, 2020!

Max James, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Sound of Kansas City, Sunday, October 18, 12:00 to 10:00 PM, A Socially Distant Concert, on the SE Lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, KCMO, 64108, Featuring: Calvin Arsenia, Back Alley Brass Band, Larsen, The Way Way Back, What A Wreck, Attic Light, and Emma Jo.

11:48

17. Flutienastiness – “StrobeLight”
from: “StrobeLight” – Single / Flutienastiness Entertainment / April 9, 2020
[Flutienastiness is the music and educational project of Amber Underwood who works as a band director in KC Public Schools and is a private flute instructor at REW Band & Instruments. Her style falls on the R&B, Pop, and Soul side of jazz, Amber Underwood is a vivid performer. Amber studied Education at Pittsburgh State University from 2010 to 2012. Amber lives in Shawnee, KS. More info at:www.flutienastiness.com.]

[Flutienastiness plays The Sound of Kansas City, Sun, Oct 18, Noon-10:00 PM, A Socially Distant Concert, on the SE Lawn of Liberty Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, KCMO, with: Calvin Arsenia, Back Alley Brass Band, Larsen, The Way Way Back, What A Wreck, Attic Light, and Emma Jo.]

18. Berwanger – “Change The Season”
from: “Change the Season” – Single / Wiretap Records / September 18, 2020
[Last year Josh Berwanger released his 4th full length album “Watching A Garden Die” on Wiretap Records, from Berwanger. Josh was in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. The band recently reunited for new shows and a tour this year. Berwanger was also in the band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Touth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Berwanger released Dtrange Stains in April 2014, the EP Demonios November 11, 2016, Exorcism Rock in Oct. 2017, and The Star Invaders October 2017. Josh Berwanger also plays in Radar State.]

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

Next week on Wednesday, Oct. 7, we talk with Maya Coppola of the band Ondist. We also talk with members of the band Ebony Tusks. And we interview Joe Sears of the Lawrence band Page 7.

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:
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