WMM presents: COOP Sessions + Apocalypse Meow 14 + Calvin Arsenia + Alan Murphy & The Space Invaders

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, October 27, 2021

COOP Sessions + Apocalypse Meow 14 + Calvin Arsenia + Alan Murphy & The Space Invaders

Belle and the Vertigo Waves

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Alien Hellbop, The Creepy Jingles, Belle and the Vertigo Waves, Nature Boys, Boy Soprano, Jass, Kat King, Get Smart, Katy Guillen & The Drive, Sons of Great Dane, Calvin Arsenia, Iris DeMent, and Alan Murphy & The Space Invaders.

At 10:15 we welcome co-founders of COOP SESSIONS, Mitch Hewlett, Producer & Audio Engineer and Cody Boston, Producer, Video Director & Editor. COOP SESSIONS is an independent live music entertainment media outlet produced in Lawrence, Kansas. They pull in bands and songwriters from the area to come to The Coop studio where they provide hi-fidelity audio/video content of the live performances to the public via their website, youtube channel, Instagram, and Soundcloud. COOP SESSIONS is working to build, curate, and foster a community for musicians and artists everywhere. COOP SESSIONS has produced two seasons and is launching Season 3 in November. More info at: http://www.coopsessions.com

At 10:35 Mark talks with Sondra Freeman who joins us to share details about Apocalypse Meow 14, on Saturday, November 6, at 7:00 PM – A Virtual Livestream Concert & Online Auction Broadcast from recordBar, with Katy Guillen & The Drive, Sons of Great Dane, Nathan Corsi and The Perfect Strangers, Julia Othmer, and Jass. Video Production by Steve Gardels, XO Blackwater. Livestreaming and Video by Jay Lindhorst. Sound by Paul Malinowski. Apocalypse Meow is MMF’s primary fundraiser for Abby’s Fund For Musicians’ Health Care, which provides area musicians with emergency health care grants. Access to the concert stream is free, but donations are encouraged. More info: midwestmusicfoundation.org

Calvin Arsenia

At 11:00 KC based singer, composer & harpist Calvin Arsenia shares details about his new book, EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE, a collection of Poetry & Prose published on October 5, 2021, by Andrews McMeel Universal. Calvin’s book is part of his journey as an artist “coming out” as Queer and coming out as a descendant of slavery. Earlier this year WMM featured Calvin and high school best friend, Justin Randall about their podcast, “We Were Christian Kids” where they shared stories in over 30 episodes about growing up queer in the evangelical church. Calvin also stars in the film, SUMMER IN HINDSIGHT, where he was the musical director and editor. The film was produced by the 18th Street Fashion Show. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

At 11:30 Barry Lee & Alan Murphy share details about, Out There – A Musical Journey Thru Space and Time with Alan Murphy and The Space Invaders, Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 7:00 PM, at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS. During the 1980s and 90s Alan Murphy led the band, Ricky Dean Sinatra. During this time Alan started writing songs about outer space, but few of them were performed or recorded by the band. Once COVID hit, Alan decided to go to the studio and record these songs that are reminiscent of T Rex, the B-52s, and “garage rock.” Members of Broken Arrows, The Mahoots, The Kaw Tikis, and Thumbs, all played a part in this record and make up the live band. The audience is encouraged to wear costumes. Seating will be socially distanced with limited capacity. The event will also be live-streamed. All proceeds benefit 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio. http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org

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COOP SESSIONS Illustration by Josh Boston

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