WMM Playlist from Feb. 10, 2021

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

New & MidCoastal Releases +
Christena Graves + Hadiza of Collidescope + Alisa Jefferson

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
  1. The Avalanches – “The Divine Chord (feat. MGMT & Johnny Marr)”
    from: We Will Always Love You / Modular Recordings Co / December 11, 2020
    [Follow up release to The Avalanches 2nd studio release Wildflower, from July 8, 2016, from Modular Recordings Co. The Australian electronic music group was formed in Melbourne in 1997. They are known for their debut plunderphonics album, Since I Left You (2000), as well as their live and recorded DJ sets. Since I Left You was a critical and commercial success, receiving multiple awards, and has been considered both one of the best Australian albums of all time and best albums of the 2000s. Their current lineup consists of Robbie Chater, Tony Di Blasi, and James Dela Cruz. Production of Wildflower was lead by Robbie Chater with assistance from Tony Di Blasi and lasted nearly 16 years, commencing shortly after the release of their debut album, Since I Left You, in November 2000 and not concluding until March 2016.]
  1. Making Movies – “Listening Wind [ft. Calvin Arsenia and Jeremy Kittel]”
    from La Cuarentena EP / 3/2 Recordings / February 5, 2021
    [Not long after Making Movies released their newest single “Could You” on January 12, 2021 the band released a sneak peek of the new music they’ve been working on. The 7-song, La Cuarentena EP includes a brand new version of the first Making Movies song, “La Marcha” and the lullaby “Could You?” (both mixed by Jim Eno of Spoon and tracked at Memphis Magnetic studio), love ballad Una Vida, covers of Talking Heads and Tears for Fears classics, plus bonus live acoustic tracks. This EP was made available for only three days starting on BandCamp Friday, February 5 through February 7. In regard to the new song “Could You” Making Movies lead singer Enrique Javier Chi writes, “I was thinking about what to share for “Could You?” and I just go back to the fact that Memphis is a profound place… it is a place where you can feel what America truly is and where it comes from. I think you see and feel the reality that so much of this nation was built from exploiting people. You can see that our pop culture is driven by the Black community and yet that community is still the most oppressed in the nation. Things are still so messed up. // Memphis is the place where Elvis started singing black music with a country twang and where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. It’s a beautiful place, it’s a charming place, it feels at times downtrodden and it’s a place that reminds me of home (both Kansas City and Panamá in different ways. Our experiences going to Memphis gave us the context to create “Could You?” It was filmed originally for AMERI’KANA TV, but we feel like we needed to share it now. In its initial role, it served as a pacifier for me, something that would help me feel a little better when I felt super anxious, so hopefully, it will feel like that for you.” Making Movies is a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of : Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Duncan Burnett on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and KC Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico. Making Movies released their critically acclaimed album ameri’kana through 3/2 Recordings on May 24, 2019. This was #1 on WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. Produced by Steve Berlin and Ben Yonas. The notes for this album read: “ameri’kana is a canary in a coal mine, the watchman at the tower. It is a desire to remember where we come from and assure that we better ourselves in every step along our journey. Every chapter is an example, a reason to not be silent and not accept corrupt leaders as something inevitable. ameri’kana is based on faith, faith that every person on this continent carries within themselves the ability to grow, to awaken their consciousness and merits of the same rights. We were accomplices to get ourselves to this point so we will have to be accomplices in the solutions.” This was the band’s follow up release to their critically acclaimed, I Am Another You, released May 26, 2017. The quartet has toured with Arcade Fire, Thievery Corporation, Cold War Kids, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Tennis, Sergio Mendoza of Calexico, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.]
Quiet Takes
  1. Quiet Takes – “San Fidel”
    from: “San Fidel” – Single / Sarah Magill / February 5, 2021
    [Sarah Magill released “San Fidel” under her moniker, Quiet Takes. The single will be part of an EP release of the same name on March 5, 2021. “San Fidel” was engineered and mixed by David Bennett at Aorist Studios in Kansas City, MO. More info at: https://quiettakes.com. Sarah Magill released Ahem, a 4-song EP, on December 11, 2020. The songs were originally released under her old project name MYRY, in November 2018. Sarah Magill released her single “Wanted (The Dirty Windshield Version)” on May 1, 2020. “Wanted” was a new song, not from MYRY’s previous release. Sarah Magill writes: “Wanted” lives in the ellipses between acknowledging you want something you can’t have…and letting that desire go. The plan was to put this stripped-down version out in the fall after releasing its more produced twin on an EP this summer, but then everything changed. Beyond the pandemic’s catastrophic casualties, we are all grappling with lesser losses: plans, jobs, dreams, relationships, routines, shows, savings, physical touch. It seemed right to put this version out now. Sometimes we only realize what we want when it’s absent. That’s the gift in the grief, but it stings, doesn’t it? Music & Lyrics by Sarah Magill. Produced by David Bennett. Vocals & keyboards by Sarah Magill, guitars, & bass by David Bennett. Extra keyboards by Ian Thompson. Engineered & mixed by David Bennett at Aorist Studios in KCMO. Mastered by Zach Hanson. Quiet Takes (formerly MYRY) is an on-going collaborative music project by Sarah Magill a writer & musician based in KC. She performs with a rotating cast of friends—although these stay-at-home days, she is playing solo. In KC, she is known for hosting house shows and co-founding Rubix, a performance art collective. MYRY’s first EP, AHEM, was released in 2018. Sarah released four of MYRY’s songs from that 2018 EP release as Quiet Takes singles in 2020. Sarah Magill was a guest on WMM on May 13.]
  1. Juliette Frost – “Sitar Lullaby”
    from: Subterranean.Egyptian.Sea.Monkeys / Juliette Frost / April 18, 2020
    [The 19-track, self produced, debut album, from 16-year old artist and musician, Juliette Frost. Juliette is the daughter of opera and jazz vocalist Emily Frost and nationally known Hip Hop Beatboxer Adrian “A-Train” Frost. Many of the songs on this album Juliette has been working on for several years. She recorded the album in her bedroom, sampling sounds from her own cats meowing and purring, among others. Recently Juliette spent 5 days in a recording studio with jazz musician, bassist, and producer Dominique Sanders recording songs for a new EP she plans to release this year. Juliette Frost will debut her new music on WMM when she joins us as a guest on March 10.]
  1. Superflaw – “Well Understood”
    from: Fictitious / Manor Records / January 29, 2021
    [Anthony Cunard on vocals, lyrics, guitar, & drums (track 3); Edward Madill on drums; Daniel Ryan on bass. Mixed by Edward Madill & Anthony Cunard at the Morbid Ranch, Asheville, NC. Mastered by Adam Boose. Superflaw is the side project of Anthony Cunard, prolific songwriter and lead vocalist of Manor’s own lo-fi dream-pop troubadours, Blanky. He’s joined in Superflaw by frequent collaborators and good friends, Edward Madill and Daniel Ryan. While Blanky tends to experiment in the obscure realm of gothic minimalism, Superflaw has honed in on the now classic aesthetics of early 90’s alt-rock. The production and songwriting of Fictitious brings to mind favored underground big wigs such as Pavement, Superchunk, or Bright Eyes. Like most great records, Fictitious wrestles with the trials and tribulations of love — all while seamlessly pivoting between major themes of political isolationism and imposter syndrome. // As is typical of most projects Cunard is associated with, the lyrics are the important focal point along with the emphasis placed on creating a raw production. While many records made today sound sterile and “pristine” due to their being recorded entirely on a computer, ‘Fictitious’ embraces the bleed and spontaneity long appreciated by analog enthusiasts. There’s a certain chemistry that can only be captured in a recording when the players have been tracked while performing together simultaneously. The result of such endeavors is often a visceral reaction in the stomachs of skilled listeners. Those in search of this elusive fix will find what they’ve been looking for in Superflaw’s ‘Fictitious’. We recommend to anyone that enjoyed Blanky’s 2020 release, ‘No Summertime’ to give this record a solid playthrough. It not only highlights another facet of a versatile artist but it serves as a pleasant reminder that there are still gems underground to be found. For more info: http://www.superflaw.bandcamp.com/album/fictitious%5D
  1. Dan Jones and The Squids – “The Hazards of Club Life”
    from: Serve Without Delay / Dan Jones / February 5, 2021
    [Recorded Friday, February 13, 2020 at recordBAR, with Paul Malinowski: live sound & recording engineer. Mixed and edited by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound, Shawnee Kansas. Mastered by Tom Nunes at Atomic Disc. Dan Jones on guitar & vocals, Matt Ronan on drums & vocals; Steve Tulipana on bass & vocals. All songs by Daniel Sherman Jones (BMI), except “I Wanna Be You” by Ed Cole SERVE WITHOUT DELAY, is the new Dan Jones and The Squids live album of NEW songs, 14 live tracks and 7 home recordings. Their 2019/2020 release, We Live In A World That Is Out Of This World, is included. // In 2020 the band didn’t get to play out much, so they hunkered down and worked up a double album’s worth of new tunes. It was a weekly woodshed-workshop that culminated with a live-streamed live-album show on November 13, 2020 at recordBAR. Paul Malinowski engineered and mixed. //Jones is among the hardworking lifers with taste and talent, keeping the dream alive that music matters. This is the Kansas City singer/songwriter’s seventh LP over two decades, starting in Eugene, OR before returning to his native, non-coastal home. His bio speaks of support gigs with Mike Watt (who plays these Squids on his radio show), Dinosaur Jr., Steve Wynn, John Doe, Tav Falco, Pedaljets, Peter Case, and Minus 5, all hinted at in his fine music. But what he/they most remind of is Watt’s influence The Urinals/100 Flowers, in the way he breaks out homey tunes in the rush of spikier energy—like “My Favorite Lounge,” which spits guitar glory with gusto following tight circular riffs, while hailing soulful, sweaty dives with honest bands. It’s where you’d want to catch Jones and his cephalopods, happily blasting away. . // Dan Jones and The Squids released We Live In A World That Is Out Of This World, on December 6, 2019. It was Recorded at Temple Sounds in KCMO, 2018-2019. Engineered. by JB Moreland. Produced by Dan Jones and The Squids and JB Moreland. Mastered by Tom Nunes at Atomic Disc. With Dan Jones on acoustic & electric guitars, keyboard, lead vocals + drums/bass on “Love/Life”; Matt Ronan on drums, percussion, vocals; Alex Alexander on electric guitar, vocals; Steve Tulipana on bass, vocals; Joey Slab on poem and spiel on “Beach, Please”; Scot Sperry on electric slide guitar on “Love/Life”; Donna Jones on lyrics to “The Violet Man.” More info at: http://www.danjones1.bandcamp.com)]

10:28 – Underwriting

  1. Christena Graves – “Give Me A Minute”
    from: Finding My Footing / Christena Graves / February 11, 2021
    [Christena Graves writes songs in order to make sense of her world. Her lyrics are a mixture of a heartfelt acknowledgment of the pain and suffering in life, balanced by the steadying force of committed relationships. Growing up in a coastal area of western Michigan, Christena draws from her deep connection with the natural world to help frame the difficulty of the human emotional landscape. “Nature brings focus for me. I rely on it to color my lyrics.” She found her musical beginning learning to sing harmonies with her older brothers and sisters. Music was an important part of her family and they would often sing hymns together. She fondly remembers the day her oldest brother sat her on the kitchen counter and taught her to sing harmony to Jingle Bells. It was a moment that gave fuel to her love of singing. // After leaving Michigan to attend college in Missouri, she met her husband Brandon and joined the band Waterdeep as the keyboard player. After touring for several years, she stepped away from the band to raise their children. Songwriting became a release to help process the struggles of life. Eventually, she was writing songs for her church community and helping lead music on Sunday mornings. Once the kids were old enough, Christena and Brandon decided to form a new project and return to making music in a bigger way. // 2019 marked the beginning of the Christena Graves Band and the ground work being laid for her return to the music industry. In mid 2020 Greg Lafollette, a long time musical friend, moved back to KC from Nashville where he had built a successful career as an artist and producer. Greg offered his help to record a collections of songs that have become her new record. The album is titled, Finding My Footing. A nod to the difficulty of reengaging in a music business that has changed dramatically over the last 20 years but also a humble acceptance that life can be hard at times but it is important to keep moving forward. // The release of Finding My Footing will mark her first full length solo album since 1996 and her first project ever as a band leader. The songs are stories of loss, fear, struggle, and joy. “This project ended up being much more than just making a good record. I spent a lot of time in self reflection—maybe I should call it a mid-life moment. I questioned my ability and worth as an artist, as a woman, and a human. It has been difficult to go through but I am learning so much about myself. I am happy with where I am and I am proud of what I’ve said with this album.” More info at: christenagravesmusic.com]

10:34 – Interview with Christena Graves

Christena Graves shares details about her album, FINDING MY FOOTING. Christena grew up in western Michigan, and after leaving to attend college in Missouri, she met her husband Brandon and joined the band Waterdeep as the keyboard player. After touring for several years, she stepped away from the band to raise their children. Once the kids were old enough, Christena and Brandon decided to form a new project. FINDING MY FOOTING is Christena’s first full length solo album since 1996 and her first as a band leader. “This project ended up being much more than just making a good record. It has been difficult to go through, but I am learning so much about myself. I am happy with where I am and I am proud of what I’ve said with this album.” More info at: http://www.christenagravesmusic.com

Christena Graves, thank you for being with us today on WMM.

Christena Graves writes songs in order to make sense of her world. Her lyrics are a mixture of a heartfelt acknowledgment of the pain and suffering in life, balanced by the steadying force of committed relationships. Growing up in a coastal area of western Michigan, Christena draws from her deep connection with the natural world to help frame the difficulty of the human emotional landscape. “Nature brings focus for me. I rely on it to color my lyrics.” She found her musical beginning learning to sing harmonies with her older brothers and sisters. Music was an important part of her family and they would often sing hymns together. She fondly remembers the day her oldest brother sat her on the kitchen counter and taught her to sing harmony to Jingle Bells. It was a moment that gave fuel to her love of singing.

After leaving Michigan to attend college in Missouri, she met her husband Brandon and joined the band Waterdeep as the keyboard player. After touring for several years, she stepped away from the band to raise their children. Songwriting became a release to help process the struggles of life. Eventually, she was writing songs for her church community and helping lead music on Sunday mornings. Once the kids were old enough, Christena and Brandon decided to form a new project and return to making music in a bigger way.

2019 marked the beginning of the Christena Graves Band and the ground work being laid for her return to the music industry. In mid 2020 Greg Lafollette, a long time musical friend, moved back to KC from Nashville where he had built a successful career as an artist and producer. Greg offered his help to record a collections of songs that have become her new record. Finding My Footing is a nod to the difficulty of reengaging in a music business that has changed dramatically over the last 20 years but also a humble acceptance that life can be hard at times but it is important to keep moving forward.

The release of Finding My Footing in February of 2021 will mark her first full length solo album since 1996 and her first project ever as a band leader. The songs on Finding My Footing are stories of loss, fear, struggle, and joy. “This project ended up being much more than just making a good record. I spent a lot of time in self reflection—maybe I should call it a mid-life moment. I questioned my ability and worth as an artist, as a woman, and a human. It has been difficult to go through but I am learning so much about myself. I am happy with where I am and I am proud of what I’ve said with this album.”

Cristena Graves, thank you for being with us today on WMM.

The new Christena Graves album, FINDING MY FOOTING will released tomorrow, February 11, 2021, More info at: http://www.christenagravesmusic.com

10:47

  1. Christena Graves – “Breaking in Two”
    from: Finding My Footing / Christena Graves / February 11, 2021
    [Christena Graves writes songs in order to make sense of her world. Her lyrics are a mixture of a heartfelt acknowledgment of the pain and suffering in life, balanced by the steadying force of committed relationships. Growing up in a coastal area of western Michigan, Christena draws from her deep connection with the natural world to help frame the difficulty of the human emotional landscape. “Nature brings focus for me. I rely on it to color my lyrics.” She found her musical beginning learning to sing harmonies with her older brothers and sisters. Music was an important part of her family and they would often sing hymns together. She fondly remembers the day her oldest brother sat her on the kitchen counter and taught her to sing harmony to Jingle Bells. It was a moment that gave fuel to her love of singing. // After leaving Michigan to attend college in Missouri, she met her husband Brandon and joined the band Waterdeep as the keyboard player. After touring for several years, she stepped away from the band to raise their children. Songwriting became a release to help process the struggles of life. Eventually, she was writing songs for her church community and helping lead music on Sunday mornings. Once the kids were old enough, Christena and Brandon decided to form a new project and return to making music in a bigger way. // 2019 marked the beginning of the Christena Graves Band and the ground work being laid for her return to the music industry. In mid 2020 Greg Lafollette, a long time musical friend, moved back to KC from Nashville where he had built a successful career as an artist and producer. Greg offered his help to record a collections of songs that have become her new record. The album is titled, Finding My Footing. A nod to the difficulty of reengaging in a music business that has changed dramatically over the last 20 years but also a humble acceptance that life can be hard at times but it is important to keep moving forward. // The release of Finding My Footing will mark her first full length solo album since 1996 and her first project ever as a band leader. The songs are stories of loss, fear, struggle, and joy. “This project ended up being much more than just making a good record. I spent a lot of time in self reflection—maybe I should call it a mid-life moment. I questioned my ability and worth as an artist, as a woman, and a human. It has been difficult to go through but I am learning so much about myself. I am happy with where I am and I am proud of what I’ve said with this album.” More info at: christenagravesmusic.com]
  1. Blue False Indigo & The Wires – “The Cold Reminds Me”
    from: “The Cold Reminds Me” & “Side By Side” – Singles / Blue False Indigo / Jan. 22, 2021
    [The trio of Kara LePage, Makayla Scott and A.J. teamed up with alternative string duo The Wires to release these two new singles as a follow up to their debut EP, More Light, released in September of 2018. Blue False Indigo is a Spooky Folk Trio currently planted in Kansas City, Missouri. Formed at a small liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri, the fast friends have spent the past five years cultivating a style that is delightfully unique. With intricately-woven harmonies influenced by a choral background, stirring and soulful vocals, and minimalist americana instrumentation, Blue False Indigo has coined the term “Spooky Folk” to describe the genre that has been said to be “mysterious” and “hauntingly cathartic” by the University Daily Kansan.]
  1. David Luther – “Home To Kansas City”
    from: “Home To Kansas City” – Single / Grand Central Bell Records / February 3, 2021
    [Recorded and produced by David George and Pat Tomek (The Rainmakers). He released his debut EP David Luther in 2009, recorded in Nashville with Nielson Hubbard and Garrison Starr. On 2017 David Joined David George & A Crooked Mile serving as a touring guitarist and back up vocalist. David is releasing several singles this year including the release of “The World’s Gonna Change,” a previous collaboration with Academy Award and Golden Globe winning songwriter Tom Whitlock. Info at: http://www.thedavidluther.com]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. Collidescope – “the opening”
    from: DEEP TAPE / Kansas City Syzygy / December 31, 2020
    [new 7-track album, Collidescope is essentially a duo that includes: Hadiza. on vocals, beats, & synthesizers; and Madison Monroe on guitar, bass, beats, synthesizers, mixing and vocals. DEEP TAPE includes Victoria Falls Stillwater on addition sound production and vocals, and was mixed and mastered by J.Ashley Miller aka Jametatone. DEEP TAPE is a follow up the the band’s debut EP Systemic released December 16, 2017. Hadiza also released her solo album SHADOW WEIGHT on November 22, 2019. More info at: http://www.hadizaisnothere.bandcamp.com or http://www.acollidescope.bandcamp.com ]
Hadiza. photo Captured by Meanz Chan / Lighting by John Hennessey Baker

11:05 – Interview with Hadiza

Our next guest, Hadiza. released her solo EP Gone on December 29, 2018, and her new 10 song, full-length album called, Shadow Weight, on November 22, 2019 which is now available on vinyl too. Born in Iowa City, Iowa, she has lived in Bushwick, and Atlanta, and worked in corporate America in the New York Finance District. Since relocating to Kansas City, Hadiza. has been slowly carving out her place as a solo artist and also as lead vocalist and lyricist for the experimental electronic duo Collidescope that recently released their new 7-track album, DEEP TAPE, on December 31, 2020.

Hadiza thanks for being with us on WMM.

Collidescope

Collidescope is essentially a duo that includes: Hadiza. on vocals, beats, & synthesizers; and Madison Monroe on guitar, bass, beats, synthesizers, mixing and vocals.

DEEP TAPE includes Victoria Falls Stillwater on addition sound production and vocals, and was mixed and mastered by J.Ashley Miller aka Jametatone.

DEEP TAPE is a follow up the the band’s debut EP Systemic released December 16, 2017.

Hadiza also released her solo album SHADOW WEIGHT on November 22, 2019.

More info at: http://www.hadizaisnothere.bandcamp.com or http://www.acollidescope.bandcamp.com

Hadiza released her Ep “Gone” on December 29, 2018 with Madi Mclaughlin on bass & guitar, JL Bolinger on drums, and Hadiza Sa-Aadu on keyboards & vocals. Recording & Engineering: JL Bolinger & Madi Mclaughlin. Mixing & Mastering: Madi Mclaughlin.

Previously based in her hometown of Iowa City, she has spent the past year slowly but surely carving out her place in the Kansas City scene both as a solo performer (as Hadiza.) and as lead vocalist and songwriter of experimental electronic group Collidescope. Blessed to have had parents who are very much NOT students of music, but recognized the importance of music education, Hadiza spent her childhood and adolescence in part as a student of piano.

Vocally, Hadiza takes her cues from American artists including Fiona Apple, Tracey Chapman, and Billie Holiday and African artists including Angelique Kidjo,. Her sound/genre is best described as an eclectic blend of blues, soul, folk, jazz and classical. Her songwriting is a process of release and acceptance of life events navigating an often brutal bleak and harsh world and is a form of therapy.

Hadiza thanks for being with us on WMM.

the experimental electronic duo Collidescope that recently released their new 7-track album, DEEP TAPE, on December 31, 2020. Info at: http://www.acollidescope.bandcamp.com

11:18

  1. Collidescope – “river styx”
    from: DEEP TAPE / Kansas City Syzygy / December 31, 2020
    [new 7-track album, Collidescope is essentially a duo that includes: Hadiza. on vocals, beats, & synthesizers; and Madison Monroe on guitar, bass, beats, synthesizers, mixing and vocals. DEEP TAPE includes Victoria Falls Stillwater on addition sound production and vocals, and was mixed and mastered by J.Ashley Miller aka Jametatone. DEEP TAPE is a follow up the the band’s debut EP Systemic released December 16, 2017. Hadiza also released her solo album SHADOW WEIGHT on November 22, 2019. More info at: http://www.hadizaisnothere.bandcamp.com or http://www.acollidescope.bandcamp.com.
  1. Stik Figa – “Labor” from: thanks, for everything / Mello Music Group / October 8, 2019 [6-song EP with all songs written and performed by Stik Figa. Stik Figa is rapper from Topeka, KS who cut his teeth on the Kansas City rap scene for close to a decade. Making a name for himself as a charismatic performer and premier lyricist in the region, releasing 9 solo albums and multiple collaborations // Later partnering with notable independent hip-hop label Mello Music Group releasing collaboration with L’Orange, “The City Under the City” and straight forward hip-hop album Central Standard Time. More info at: http://www.stikfiga785.bandcamp.com]
Radkey

15. Radkey – “Underground”
from: Green Room / Little Man Records / November 27, 2020
[On Green Room the band serve as their own producers. On April 7, 2020 Radkey released a 2 minute cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” written by Bill Withers who died in 2020. The band released singles “Underground” on November 27, and “Seize” on November 29, 2020. Isaiah, Dee, and Solomon Radke of the critically acclaimed rock trio Radkey joined us live in our 90.1 FM studios on September 5, 2018. Radkey was formed in 2010 in St. Joseph, where the brothers were raised. The family moved to Kansas City. The band has released two full-length recordings — “Dark Black Makeup” in 2015 and “Delicious Rock Noise” in 2016 — plus multiple EPs and singles, and were part of a MasterCard advertising campaign on digital billboards in NYC along with a national television commercial that aired during the 2018 Grammy Awards that brought the band to the attention of Jack White who asked the band to tour with him. In 2018 the band went back on the road with The Damned throughout the United States. In December they went back into the studio to record with producer Bill Stevenson of the California punk rock group Descendents. In early 2019 they played shows in Amsterdam and Stockholm. In 2018 the band released “Basement,” “St. Elwood,” “Rock & Roll Homeschool,” as well as several other singles. On February 22, 2019, Radkey released “No Strange Cats…P.A.W.” a 7-song EP is essentially a collection of the band’s most recent singles. It comes after the January 11, 2019 release of No Strange cats…Spiders – EP a 6 song EP of several new songs mixed with several singles from late 2018.]

11:28 – Underwriting

  1. Alisa Jefferson – “Million Ways”
    from: “Million Ways” – Single / Alisa Jefferson / December 13, 2020
    [This is one of 4 singles Rock and Roller Alisa Jefferson has recently released as a solo artist. Alisa is also lead vocalist and bass player for Radial Red a female-fronted original Kansas City rock trio with Barb Wilmoth on drums & backing vocals, and Scott Mitchell on guitar & backing vocals. Radial Red released their debut 7-song EP “Radiate” on June 1, 2015. Radial Red just recently released their new 10-song album MOVING SKIES on December 12, 2020. This album is available on all major platforms. More info at: http://www.ReverbNation.com/RadialRed%5D

11:34 – Interview with Alisa Jefferson

Rock and Roller Alisa Jefferson joins us to share two of her latest single releases: “Tell Me” and “Million Ways” that she recently released as a solo artist. Alisa is also lead vocalist and bass player for Radial Red a female-fronted original Kansas City rock trio with Barb Wilmoth on drums & backing vocals, and Scott Mitchell on guitar & backing vocals. Radial Red released their debut 7-song EP “Radiate” on June 1, 2015. Radial Red just recently released their new 10-song album MOVING SKIES on December 12, 2020. This album is available on all major platforms. More info at: http://www.ReverbNation.com/RadialRed

Alisa Jefferson thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Radial Red a female-fronted original Kansas City rock trio with Barb Wilmoth on drums & backing vocals, and Scott Mitchell on guitar & backing vocals.

Radial Red started when Barb Wilmoth found Alisa Jefferson through the Kansas City Women’s Music Network. Barb has been playing drums for seven years, before that she played bass. Alisa met Scott through the insurance industry and knew he played guitar.

The band’s debut 7-song EP “Radiate” was released on June 1, 2015.

Radial Red played for the last four years at KC Pride Fest at Berkeley Riverfront Park.

Radial Red released MOVING SKIES on December 12, 2020

The members of Radial Red describe their musical and personal friendship with one another as a common core with mutual respect, love of similar music and commitment to band together to see their drive and passion through. They each feel genuinely excited and proud of this collaboration.

Alisa Jefferson thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Alisa Jefferson has released four single releases since late November. Available on iTunes.

Radial Red just recently released their new 10-song album MOVING SKIES on December 12, 2020. This album is available on all major platforms. More info at: http://www.ReverbNation.com/RadialRed.

11:47

  1. Alisa Jefferson – “Tell Me”
    from: “Million Ways” – Single / Alisa Jefferson / December 13, 2020
    [1 of 4 singles Rock & Roller Alisa Jefferson has released as a solo artist. Alisa is also lead vocalist and bass player for Radial Red a female-fronted original Kansas City rock trio with Barb Wilmoth on drums & backing vocals, and Scott Mitchell on guitar & backing vocals. Radial Red released their debut 7-song EP “Radiate” on June 1, 2015. Radial Red just recently released their new 10-song album MOVING SKIES on December 12, 2020. This album is available on all major platforms. More info at: http://www.ReverbNation.com/RadialRed%5D
  1. Radial Red – “Infinity”
    from: MOVING SKIES / Radial Red / December 12, 2020
    [New 10-song album available on all major platforms. More info about Radial Red at: http://www.ReverbNation.com/RadialRed. Radial Red is an all original Kansas City based female fronted rock trio that was formed in 2015 with Alisa Jefferson on vocals and bass, Barb Wilmoth on drums, Scott Mitchell on guitar. They released their debut 7-song EP “Radiate” on June 1, 2015.]
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – WMM Celebrates Black History Month
With Our Favorite MidCoastal Black Artists with tracks from: Janelle Monaé, Krystle Warren, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Calvin Arsenia, The Black Creatures, The Freedom Affair, We The People, Approach with Joe Good, The Phantastics, Cuee, Khrystal., Kemet Coleman, Kadesh Flow, Crystal Rose, They Call Me Sauce with Love Mae C, Phylshawn, Eems, BLKFLANL, KD Kuro with Domineko, The Buhs, and Radkey.

Marion Merritt and Betse Ellis join us as special guest co-hosts.

Betse & Marion will encourage our listeners to call 888-931-0901, or visit http://www.kkfi.org to support 90.1 FM KKFI – KC Community Radio during our Winter Fund Drive Show.

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/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1

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