Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Monta At Odds + Stephonne + Geraldine Glen + Black Light Animals
Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Blackstarkids, Cheery, Monta At Odds, Bobby Watson & The UMKC Concert Jazz Orchestra, The Grisly Hand, Stephonne, Miss Boating, Geraldine Glen, Liam Kazar, Kelley Hunt, Black Light Animals, Lee Walter Redding, and Whim Grace.
At 10:15 Dedric Moore & Teri Quinn of the band Monta At Odds join us to talk about their new album, PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT, released July 23, 2021. The KCK based, Monta At Odds is brothers Dedric Moore on pulsing melodic bass and Delaney Moore’s artfully unhinged synthesizers in collaboration with acclaimed vocalists and songwriters Mikal Shapiro and Teri Quinn, Krystof Nemeth of Emmaline Twist on baritone guitar, Matthew Heinrich of Mysterious Clouds on drums, Kenn Jankowski of The Republic Tigers on synth, and Lucas Behrens on guitar and synth. The record contains Mikal and Teri’s otherworldly vocal contributions, with guest vocalist Your Friend on two tracks. PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT is released through The Record Machine. More info at: http://www.therecordmachine.co. Monta At Odds play a special Record Release Show for PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, Friday, August 20, at 7:00 PM, with Emmaline Twist and a very special New Order Tribute set.
At 10:35 Mark talks with singer, songwriter, & actor – Stephonne Singleton about his new single,”The King’s Gambit” released on July 28, 2021. Stephonne describes himself as the lovechild of Prince & Billie Holiday. He grew up in KCK and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Benedictine College, and Masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. His debut album, “Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard” was one of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. In 2020, Stephonne released the EP, SIS: Side A. Earlier this year Stephonne collaborated with Lee Walter Redding on the single “Elephant Man.” More info at: http://www.stephonne.com. Stephonne plays Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, KCMO, on Saturday, August 28, at 7:00 PM with Lee Walter Redding and Nathan Corsi Band. More info at: http://www.lemonadeparkkc.com
At 11:11 Mark talks with vocalist Geraldine Glen about her debut single, “Interim Love” released on Groove King Records with help from Cole Bales and Branden Moser of the bands The Freedom Affair, and Black Light Animals. Cole and Branden helped write, arrange, mix, and produce the new track. They also played on the track with The Freedom Affair’s Brett Jackson and Pete Carroll on horns. Geraldine Glen told Michelle Bacon at the http://www.bridge909.org: that “Interim Love” reflects on that feeling of imbalance and negligence through the lens of a past relationship. I recognized that I was being treated as an interim love. At the time, this was not such a big deal to me so long as my autonomy would be respected. It wasn’t,” she says. “So, this is me telling the lazy man eating his cake and ice cream: ‘Don’t get mad when the sugar walks out.’” More info at: http://www.groovekingrecords.com
At 11:30 Cole Bales & Cody Calhoun share details about Black Light Animals and their debut album, Playboys of The Western World, released digitally July 3, 2020. Formed from the ashes of their last band, Instant Karma the new record contains lush pop vocals crooned over spaghetti western riffs, psychedelic synth, and hip hop drums. Playboys of the Western World is a sprawling, decadent examination of what it means to be a human being through the lens of horror movie organs, spaghetti western guitars, hip hop grooves, psychedelic sojourns, and ballads crooned to lovers in the night. Colby also plays in the band The Freedom Affair. Black Light Animals will play a special Vinyl Release Show at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, KCMO, Saturday, August 21, at 7:00 PM with The Freedom Affair. They will have vinyl available including a limited edition fire orange swirl colored vinyl. More info at: http://www.lemonadeparkkc.com
Stephonne Singleton Photo by John Brant
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