WMM presents: Heidi Phillips + Ivory Blue + Taylor Hughes + Riley The Musician

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, November 10, 2021

Heidi Phillips of Frogpond + Ivory Blue + Taylor Hughes of Pure XTC + Riley The Musician

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Riley The Musician, Frogpond, Ivory Blue, Pure XTC, Stik Figa, Krystle Warren, The Greeting Committee, Quite Frankly, Helado Negro, David Bowie & Gail Ann Dorsey, and Courtney Barnett.


At 10:15 Heidi Phillips of the band Frogpond joins us to talk about their new single “Love Song” and their upcoming album TimeThief. The newly reformed KC indie rock band will release TimeThief, its first album in over twenty years on November 19, 2021, on the KC record label cooperative Black Site. Frogpond is: singer/guitarist and founder Heidi Phillips, long-time bassist, Justine Volpe, Kristin Conkright on rhythm guitar, and Michelle Bacon on drums. Frogpond was originally formed in Warrensburg, Missouri and was active from 1994-2000. The band’s national debut full-length, COUNT TO TEN was released on Tristar Music – Columbia and produced by Art Alexakis (of Everclear). Frogpond’s Album Release Show is Saturday, November 27, 2021 at recordBar in KCMO with The Creepy Jingles. More info at: http://black-site.org/frogpond

Ivory Blue

At 10:35 Mark talks with musician and songwriter Ivory Blue about their new single, “Good Changes” and upcoming album, COMPOUND LOVE. Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing of Atlanta GA on August 18, 2021. This company will manage Ivory and handle all of their publishing. Ivory Blue released the “FAMILY TABLES” music video on August 21, 2021 directed by Mikal Shapiro and single was released digitally on September 7, 2021. Ivory is serving as songwriter, producer, vocalist and playing all instruments except drums and bass for their first full-length album COMPOUND LOVE. Ivory Blue will also release a new EP, RED LIGHT in 2022. More at: http://www.linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic

Taylor Hughes

At 11:00 Mark talks with KC based queer dark pop artist, Taylor Hughes about her musical project, Pure XTC and her new single “Bad Dreams” released September 10, 2021. This single followed her debut single “Ghost” released July 9. 2021, and is part of her debut EP, NOBODY’S HOME to be released November 12, 2021. The idea of Pure XTC was formed during an extremely isolating time for multi-instrumentalist, Hughes. Living truly on her own for the first time, she moved to the NYC metro in 2019. Time was spent crying on subways, climbing new rooftops, meeting new people, avoiding new people, feeling extremely fulfilled to feeling like a hollow empty shell. Now based in KC Pure XTC was one of the stand out performers at Kansas City Pride August 21, 2021. Pure XTC plays an EP Release Show, Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 9:00 PM, at miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd., KCMO, with TC Superstars, and Various Blonde. More info at: http://www.purextcmusic.com

Riley The Musician

At 11:30 Riley The Musician shares music from, MONTANA her third album, to be released on November 12, 2021, and her first after being signed to Snafu Records. Riley The Musician is the musical project of Ana Kennedy Domville, a 22-year old Transgender musical artist from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She released her singles: “99” and “Miss America” on February 15, and May 3, 2021. Snafu Records released her singles: “Ice Out (Reloaded)” on September 10, and “She Drives a Harley” on October 22, 2021. Ana describes her music as somewhere between Electronic and Indie Pop. Riley The Musician released her debut EP, TEENAGE HEARTTHROB on June 29, 2018, and debut album, ART IS DEAD on June 6, 2019, and the album, ANA KENNEDY on July 10, 2020. More at: http://www.rileythemusician.bandcamp.com

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Show #915


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