WMM Playlist from March 16, 2022

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Matt & Melissa Weinman of Dimension Bill Edwards + Oliver Hall + Jeremiah James Gonzales of Redder Moon + and more New & MidCoastal Releases

  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. Making Movies – “Calor”
    from: “Calor” – Single / 3/2 Recordings / March 11, 2022.
    [Produced by Ben Yonas, mixed by Tchad Blake, engineered by Scotty McEwen, with cover art by Edwing Mendez. More info at: http://www.makingmovies.world. 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 the 5-song EP, EN VIVO (SIN APLAUSO) on February 4, 2022. Prior to that, Making Movies released the 6-track EP BORING BITS, on May 7, 2021, which includes their single “La Marcha.” On February 5, 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), and the love ballad “Una Vida.” The EP was ranked #25 inWMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. The EP also includes: covers of Talking Heads and Tears for Fears classics, plus bonus live acoustic tracks. This EP was made available on BandCamp for only three days on February 5 through February 7, 2021. Since then it has been made private, an is not available anywhere. Prior to the EP release Making Movies released their newest single “Could You” on January 12, 2021. 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 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. Enrique Chi joined us on WMM on May 19, 2021. ]

[Making Movies play an Official Showcase of Falk Alliance International Conference. May 19, 7:30 PM]

  1. The Elders – “We Are Same”
    from: “We Are Same” – Single / The Elders / January 28, 2022
    [The Elders were founded in 1998 by six individuals with a passion for music rooted in Americana and Celtic folk rock. Ian Byrne, a native of Ireland’s County Wicklow, guitarist Steve Phillips (formerly of The Rainmakers), bassist Norm Dahlor, violinist and keyboardist Brent Hoad (formerly of The Secrets), drummer Kian Byrne, and fiddler Colin Farrell (Creel and Gráda). Steve Phillips, passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on Sept. 29, 2020. In addition to being an integral member of The Elders, he was also a co-founder of Steve, Bob and Rich, which later became The Rainmakers. Both of these groups have cemented international acclaim, due in part to Steve’s musicianship. The band was already working on their 10th studio album, WELL ALRIGHT THEN that will be released on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2022. More information at: The Band writes on their website, http://www.eldersmusic.com, “Steve granted us the most amazing gift by writing recording many of his parts before his passing. He began working diligently as soon as he was given his prognosis in early 2020. We cannot begin to express how special and heartwarming this is, and we know it will be for you too. Steve is as present on this album as he’s ever been. With that in mind, we knew we owed it to him and the songs to make sure they were shared with the world, which meant some touring! We’ll be playing select shows and festivals throughout the year, and will be sure to keep you updated. Our brother Brent has decided to refrain from touring for now, and we support him in his decision. We have welcomed two excellent musicians to join our ranks to help bring our songs to life, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on board. Bill Latas and Dan Loftus are incredibly talented and long-time friends of the band.” The current line up of The Elders are: Ian Byrne on vocals, drums, percussion, whistle Norm Dahlor on vocals, bass, guitar, banjo; Kian Byrne on vocals, drums, bass, mandolin, guitar; Diana Ladio on fiddle, Bill Latas on guitar; and Dan Loftus-vocals, piano, guitar.]

[The Elders return to The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM in Helzberg Hall, 1601 Broadway , KCMO, For more info: http://www.kauffmancenter.org]

[The Elders play Knuckleheads on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 7:00 PM, at Knuckleheads , 2715 Rochester Ave, KCMO, – SOLD OUT – More info at: http://www.knuckleheadsKC.com]

  1. Jo MacKenzie – “Tourist”
    from: Tourist EP / Jordin MacKenzie / March 11, 2022
    [Last year, 18 year old Jo Mackenzie (producer and songwriter) and 19 year old Dia Jane (singer/songwriter) released the EP, BRAINBABY on September 5, 2021. The two met at an open mic in Kansas City, Missouri, when Jo was in 8th grade and Dia was in 10th grade. Three years later, the two reconnected to started a musical project together that eventually turned into Baby and the Brain, a self-produced indie-pop band. In 2020 Kansas City based singer songwriter, Jo MacKenzie released this year now collected together in a 5 -song EP, written, performed and produced by Jo MacKenzie. Mixed by Harper James. Jo MacKenzie released her Debut EP Proud on November 17, 2018. Along with Proud, Jo Mackenzie released the single “Just Like Rain” on August 18, 2018; “I Should Come with a Warning Sign” on September 28, 2019; and “Alaska” on November 23, 2019 and the single “Suicide Season” on February 1, 2020, and the single “Lose My Face” on April 24, 2020. More info at http://www.jomackenzie.com]
  1. clav – “Wrecks in the City”
    from: Moonchaser – EP / Big Reggie Records / February 25, 2022
    [clav’s 6-track EP, MOONCHASER has 6 tracks. clav is the musical project of Calvin Haverkamp from McLouth, Kansas, now living in Tonganoxie, Kansas. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/calvin.haverkamp%5D

6. Jass – “Him”
from: “Him” – Single / JASS / February 23, 2022,
[Jass is Jasmine “Jass” Couch. Jass released At the Close of a Decade on November 26, 2022. It was part of WMM’s 121 Best Recordings of 2021. She wrote, “After years of writing and recording in voice memos .. I decided to grab my iPad and began recording something that I am very proud of. I named it, At the Close of A Decade, and released it in November 2019. With my iPhone/iPad, some apple headphones, I created this project. The amazing people around me told me it was worth it, even when I didn’t believe it myself. I convinced myself I would be the only one that liked my songs. If you decide to listen you’ll hear sound clips of shows and movies that made a difference in the way I saw the world, the way I saw myself, and the way I overcame my experiences. I remember asking my grandma and my son if I should release what I’ve been writing and they both said very simply to do it, so I’ve done it. I want to thank all of my wonderful friends who have been my soundboards during this process, all of the people that have asked me when it’s coming, the people that have kept me accountable, and believed that this time it was for real. My story is so very triumphant and beautiful because I have overcome experiences and shunned the fear I had to do what I love. It’s crazy how you can talk your way out of some amazing things and also how you can talk yourself into making some amazing things happen. If you partake, I hope you enjoy.” More info at: http://www.jassrcouch.com]

7. Back Alley Brass Band – “Pass The Peas (Party People)”
from: Back Alley Brass Band / Back Alley Brass Band / March 25, 2022
[This is the debut full-length studio album by Back Alley Brass Band. The Back Alley Brass Band is a Kansas City take on a funky brass band. The 9-piece band is a hard hitting music power house that starts a party wherever they play. More information at: http://www.backalleybrass.com

[The Back Alley Brass Band play an Album Release Party on March 26, 2022, at 8:00 PM at the Rino in North Kansas City, 314 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO. with Trevor Turla Opening.]

[The Back Alley Brass Band play the Jazzhaus, in Lawrence, KS., 926 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, Kansas, on April 23, 10:00 PM.]

10:30 – Underwriting

  1. Dimension Bill Edwards – “Pillow Head”
    from: SUSTENANCE / Gordophonic Records / February 10, 2022
    [Dimension Bill Edwards released their single,“Surrealberry Hill” on Fat Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The single was inspired by band members move from the West 39th street area to Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas. The spoken word portion of the song is Matt reading from the Egyptian Book of The Dead. The release coincided with an amazing “Float House” that Melissa created for Mardi Gras in Pandemic times. Dimension Bill Edwards is a band that kind of organically formed through live performances at the Walnut Valley Folk Festival and the last set of the festival “Heavy Petting ZO0” held in the Pecan Grove an the band mameber’s association with the band KC Bearfighters. Dimension Bill Edwards is: Matt Weinman on lyrics, vocals & guitar; Melissa Weinman on lyrics, vocals & dance moves; Grant Buell on keyboards & accordion; Mallory Edson on violin; Phil Craven on bass & recording engineer; (John Bersuch on drums for “Surrealberry Hill”) ; Ike Golets on drums for future recordings and live performances. Grant Buell and Melissa Weinman are also in the band Good Time Charley. Phil Craven and Mallory Edson and Ike Goletz are also in the band, Whiskey for the Lady. More info at: http://www.dimensionbilledwards.bandcamp.com]

10:34 – Interview with Matt Weinman and Melissa Weinman

Matt & Melissa Weinman are members of the KCK based band, Dimension Bill Edwards. We talked with them alast April after the band released their incredibly original debut single, “Surrealberry Hill” on February 16, 2021. A year later they released their debut full length album, SUSTENANCE on February 20, 2022 with a giant Mardi Gras party and parade. Dimension Bill Edwards is: Matt Weinman on lyrics, vocals & guitar; Melissa Weinman on lyrics, vocals & dance moves; Grant Buell on keyboards & accordion; Mallory Edson on violin and vocal harmonies; Phil Craven on bass & recording engineer; and Ike Goletz on drums. More info at: http://www.dimensionbilledwards.com

Matt Weinman and Melissa Weinman thanks for being with us on WMM.

Congratulations on your new album. SUSTENANCE

“Rural sci-fi existentialists” asked by the higher powers to establish creative freedom in the most unlikely locations. Embracing a literary compost pile of poetry, history, rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, and scriptures; uncoiling songs both fictional and emotional, true to life, and true to life on the astral planes, Bill Edwards clogs it all together into Dimension.

The band released their debut full length album, SUSTENANCE on February 20, 2022 with a giant Mardi Gras party and parade.

How did the band name themselves Dimension Bill Edwards?

Band members found a wooden sign that read “Dimension Bill Edwards” behind Cupini’s on West 43rd Street. No one knows what the sign was from or what it meant, but they decided to use this for the name of their band.

Dimension Bill Edwards is:
Matt Weinman on lyrics, vocals & guitar;
Melissa Weinman on lyrics, vocals & dance moves;
Grant Buell on keyboards & accordion;
Mallory Edson on violin;
Phil Craven on bass & recording engineer;
Ike Goletz on drums.

The 13-track album was recorded at Lotus Lounge Studios

Additional Credits:

Songwriting Contributions- Clayton Smith, Davis Douglas,
Wyatt Bahm (Flying Monkee) Elizabeth and Sebastian Sontheimer (Surrealberry Hill)

J. Bersuch — drums on “Surrealberry Hill”
Paul Andrews– cover photo art on CD case
Brie Kerschen– back cover photo

Paul Andrews did on the photo design for our debut album! Our cover art is a combination of two wooden signs that were found in the wild. The Dimension Bill Edwards sign was found behind Cupinis and the piece below that was found by Matt under the floor boards of a shed in New Mexico. Exact origins are still unknown.

Dimension Bill Edwards released SUSTENANCE on Gordophonic Records

Grant Buell and Melissa Weinman are also in the band Good Time Charley. Phil Craven and Mallory Edson are also in the band, Whiskey for the Lady.

“Surrealberry Hill” was released on Fat Tuesday, and was inspired Matt and Melissa’s move from the West 39th street area to Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas.The Single releaseThe release coincided with an amazing “Float House” that Melissa Created for Mardi Gras in Pandemic times? The spoken word is Matt reading from the Egyptian Book of The Dead

Dimension Bill Edwards is a band that came out of the Walnut Valley Folk Festival and the last set of the festival “Heavy Petting 200” held in the Pecan Grove with the band KC Bearfighters.

https://www.dimensionbilledwards.com/

Bill Edwards’ first novel, MIGHTY BLOOD MASTER, written under their spiritual pseudonym, Toseki. Dive into this 125 page comedic destruction. Part American parody, part heavy metal horror, and all parts Blood. This novel reads as fast as fire on wood with red-popping cover art by Trevor Mott. Sink your teeth into its Feel!!!! More info at: http://www.dimensionbilledwards.bandcamp.com

Matt Weinman and Melissa Weinman thanks for being with us on WMM.

The band released their debut full length album, SUSTENANCE on February 20, 2022 with a giant Mardi Gras party and parade. More info at: http://www.dimensionbilledwards.com

10:54

  1. Dimension Bill Edwards – “Lady Lost Love”
    from: SUSTENANCE / Gordophonic Records / February 10, 2022
    [Dimension Bill Edwards released their single,“Surrealberry Hill” on Fat Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The single was inspired by band members move from the West 39th street area to Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kansas. The spoken word portion of the song is Matt reading from the Egyptian Book of The Dead. The release coincided with an amazing “Float House” that Melissa created for Mardi Gras in Pandemic times. Dimension Bill Edwards is a band that kind of organically formed through live performances at the Walnut Valley Folk Festival and the last set of the festival “Heavy Petting ZO0” held in the Pecan Grove an the band mameber’s association with the band KC Bearfighters. Dimension Bill Edwards is: Matt Weinman on lyrics, vocals & guitar; Melissa Weinman on lyrics, vocals & dance moves; Grant Buell on keyboards & accordion; Mallory Edson on violin; Phil Craven on bass & recording engineer; (John Bersuch on drums for “Surrealberry Hill”) ; Ike Golets on drums for future recordings and live performances. Grant Buell and Melissa Weinman are also in the band Good Time Charley. Phil Craven and Mallory Edson and Ike Goletz are also in the band, Whiskey for the Lady. More info at: http://www.dimensionbilledwards.bandcamp.com]
  1. Amble Haunt – “Jump Across The Pool”
    from: Empty Lot EP / Amble Haunt / April 1, 2022
    [5-track EP. The Kansas City band includes: Bryce Veazey, Brandon Woodall, Ara Woodall, and Jake Briscoe. More info at: http://www.amblehaunt.bandcamp.com

11:00 – Station ID

11:00– Interview with Ollie Hall

Musician, writer, film director, & photographer, Ollie Hall joins us to talk about his 2-CD album release, SONGS OF THE PLANETS a collection of digital recordings using special instruments designed by N.A.S.A. that record electromagnetic vibrations from the planets and transfers them into sounds that can be heard by the human ear. The music celebrates NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Ollie Hall worked as a photographer and journalist for the KAW VALLEY INDEPENDENT Newspaper. Oliver Hall also has extensive film work include collaborations and work with Academy Award Winners, Spike Lee and Kevin Willmot

Ollie Hall, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Oliver Hall devoted two years to produce, engineer, remix in surround sound this N.A.S.A. approved project, Songs Of The Planets.

Oliver Hall’s CD Release for SONGS OF THE PLANETS was help on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Josey Records in the Crossroads.

Ollie told us that he uses the recordings to meditate to at night. He writes: “Song of Earth and Voice of Earth are my meditation pieces.” “I have never heard anything like it in my life and I feel so blessed to have been able to do such a one of a kind project.”

11:05

  1. Oliver Hall – “Sun”
    from: Songs Of The Planets / Oliver Hall / July 13, 2019
    [SONGS OF THE PLANETS a collection of digital recordings using special instruments designed by N.A.S.A. that record electromagnetic vibrations from the planets and transfers them into sounds that can be heard by the human ear. The music celebrates NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.]

11:09 – Interview with Ollie Hall (continued)

Musician, writer, film director, & photographer, Ollie Hall joins us to talk about his 2-CD album release, SONGS OF THE PLANETS a collection of digital recordings using special instruments designed by N.A.S.A. that record electromagnetic vibrations from the planets and transfers them into sounds that can be heard by the human ear. The music celebrates NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Ollie Hall worked as a photographer and journalist for the KAW VALLEY INDEPENDENT Newspaper.

Ollie Hall, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

2 years to produce, engineer, remix in surround sound this N.A.S.A. approved project.
Oliver Hall’s CD Release for Songs of the Planets

Oliver Hall is the former Director/Producer/Writer at Global Hall Productions

Oliver Hall was born and raised in Kansas and worked for Herman Hall construction company for 10 years, which was his father’s construction company. iDuring this time Oliver went to College for two years and became a certified medical aide (CMA). He worked as a medical aide for five years. He worked at various nursing homes including a state home for American soldiers.

Oliver Hall Coordinated art festivals for four years in southwestern Kansas that we use to raise money for charities. (100% of the money went to various charities).

Oliver first experience working with photography in 1995, working for the Kaw Valley Independent newspaper as a Graphic Artist and Photographer.

Oliver Hall has photographed:

Former first lady of France, Dainelle Mitterand

Nobel Peace prize winners, Archbishop Tutu, Rigaberta Menchu

Pulitzer Prize winner author Alice Walker

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush

Wilma Mankiller, first woman president of the Cherokee Nation

Buck O’Neil, first African-American coach in the major leagues/Chicago Cubs

Jazz Legends: T.S. Monk, Claude (Fiddler) Williams, and Oliver Lake

Tibetan Monk, Palden Gyatso

and Ralph Nader, Robert Kennedy Jr.

Oliver Hall created with his children SUPERCLAY HEROS OF THE UNIVERSE which is the only comic strip created using Nintendo Gameboy and printer.

Oliver Hall created a character called, (Tungston Turtle) also suggested by his kids. The costume cost $50.00 and it was finished in 2 weeks. Not being able to find an actor, Mr. Hall reluctantly became Tungston Turtle. It got sponsorship from Pepsi Cola and Wal-mart. The series ran on the local PBS station.

Ollie Hall Film Resume:

WHIRLING DERVISHES OF RUMI:2022
(Director, Producer, Cinematographer)

DON QUIXOTE:2023 (Director, Producer, Cinematographer)

BARACK OBAMA: PORTRAIT OF A VISIONARY 2008
(producer and editor) – Youtube video: Stan Herd artist

Part 1: A COMMUNITY OF HOPE REBUILDS, GREENSBURG TORNADO DISASTER 2007 (Director, Director of Photography, Producer, Editor) PBS

FLOOD a Darkhorse Novel 2005
(Director, Producer, and Co-writer)

C.S.A.: CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA 2005
(Academy Award Winners, Spike Lee and Kevin Willmott) Associate Producer Still Photographer, Oliver Hall IFC films

DECIDING BROWN
(Screenplay), Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education
(Co-wrote with Academy Award Winner Kevin Willmott) 2004 PBS

TUNGSTON TURTLE: 1996-2000
(Director, Writer, Producer) – children television series: PBS

GODZILLA: DEFENDER OF EARTH 2000
(Producer/Co. Writer) – sci-fi channel screenplay pilot

ULTRAMAN: IMAX 2001 (Co writer screenplay)

SUPER CLAY HEROES OF THE UNIVERSE : 1999
(Producer/Editor/Co-writer) First comic strip created on a Nintendo Gameboy and printer

Oliver Hall’s side gig is Herman’s Place celebrates a year serving food to those in need in Lawrence, in memory of namesake.

11:22

Ollie Hall, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Ollie Hall’s 2-CD album release, SONGS OF THE PLANETS is available at Josey Records.

11:22

  1. Oliver Hall – “Rings of Saturn”
    from: Songs Of The Planets / Oliver Hall / July 13, 2019
    [SONGS OF THE PLANETS a collection of digital recordings using special instruments designed by N.A.S.A. that record electromagnetic vibrations from the planets and transfers them into sounds that can be heard by the human ear. The music celebrates NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.]
  1. Monta At Odds – “When I’m Gone (The Republic Tigers Remix)”
    from: When I’m Gone – Single / The Record Machine / May 14, 2021
    [Kenn Jankowski of The Republic Tigers wrote: My band The Republic Tigers released a new remix/reimagined song yesterday. It’s a Monta At Odds song featuring Teri Quinn. I got to sing on it with her.” Teri Quinn’s vocals soar, driven into the air by The Republic Tigers’ full sound explosion without betraying Monta At Odds’ cosmic vibe. The two bands are label mates on The Record Machine. Monta At Odds released the original version of this single, “When I’m Gone. (feat. Teri Quinn)” on March 5, 2021. Since this remix, Kenn joined the band, and the band plays as The Republic Tigers for Kenn. Coming soon Monta At Odds will bereleasing an album called PEAKED that has remixes and alternative versions of Monta AT Odds’ 2021 album, PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT. The current line up of Monta At Odds is: Dedric Moore on synths & programming, Mikal Shapiro on vocals, Matthew Heinrich on drums, Lucas Behrens on baritone guitar, Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar, and Kenn Jankowski on synths. // Monta At Odds released their 7th album PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT on July 23, 2021.. // Monta At Odds is a Kansas City combo led by the brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. The two have played music together all their lives and have been exploring the Monta At Odds sound since the band’s debut in 2000. Dedric’s pulsing, melodic bass and Delaney’s artfully unhinged synthesizers frame the band’s central character, which is fleshed out by a talented cast of musicians and collaborators. The result is a heady sonic pool that has been inscrutably referred to as ‘Ummagumma meets Arthur Russell’s mutant disco at Vangelis’s house.’ // In 2020 the band added acclaimed vocalists, guitarists, and songwriters Mikal Shapiro and Teri Quinn to the lineup. With Mikal and Teri’s otherworldly vocal contributions, Monta At Odds continued to push their alternate reality into streamlined consciousness. With Lucas Behrens on guitar and synth and Matthew Heinrich on drums both rounds out the stellar lineup. The nad releaased a remix of their single “When I’m Gone” mixed by The Record Machine label mate Kenn Jankowski, lead singer, co-founder of The Republic Tigers. The remix featured Kenn’s voice singing with Teri’s voice. The collaboration led to Kenn joining Monta At Odds as a voclist and synth player. And when Kenn plays out as The Republic Tigers the members of Monta At Odds become The Republic Tigers. On December 18, 2020 Monta At Odds released A GREAT CONJUNCTION their 5-song EP released just in to coincide with the ‘double-planet’ convergence of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21 2020, which last occurred in 1226. These tunes form a soundtrack to the planetary event, five songs linked together by the vastness of space and as a meditation on our infinitesimal place in the universe. The EP featured Krystof Nemeth, Teri Quinn, Alexander Thomas, Dedric Moore and Matthew Heinrich. // In late 2020 Monta At Odds released the single “When Stars Grow Old.” // Monta At Odds released their 4-song EP Zen Diagram on May 1, 2020. The album was a more post-punk leaning follow-up to Argentum Dreams. Expect minimal rhythms set to maximum noise, shoegazed guitar signals, slo-mo psychedelic darkwave, endless dub echo, and extended-cut warped disco. Live musicians manipulating time and space via knob turning, cymbal cracking, and pedal pushing as they interlock into hypnotic moments of heavenly bliss that seem to hold forever, captivating the mind. // Monta At Odds released their 6th full length album Argentum Dreams on Oct 19, 2018. Dedric Moore and Teri Quinn joined us on WMM on August 18, 2021 where Teri announced she was leaving the band. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/montaatodds%5D

[Monta At Odds will play the Redder Moon Vinyl Release Show for their album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE on Friday, March 18, 2022 at recordBar with and Meyadi. More info at http://www.therecordbar.com]

[Monta At Odds will play this song at the Treefort Fest in Boise, Idaho on March 23- 27, 2022]

[Monta At Odds will play the Brick 1727 Mcgee, KCMO. on Friday April 8, with Mensa Deathsquad as a small welcome home party.]

[Monta At Odds will play the official vinyl release party for Peak of Eternal Light on June 25 with The Philistines making a live return.]

[Members of Monta At Odds will join us on WMM on June 22, at 11:00 AM]

11:28 – Underwriting

  1. Redder Moon – “If the Mountain Doesn’t Want You”
    from: Hell Is Other People / GLM Records / Nov. 5, 2021 (Digital Release) March 18, 2022 (Vinyl)
    [Music by Jeremiah James Gonzales and Brody Lowe. Vocals, Lyrics by Jill McKeever (additional/bg vocals: Brody Lowe, Jeremiah James Gonzales) Mixed by Ross Brown. Mastered by Eureka Mastering. The band uses layered synths & production with live bass, drums, guitars, and vocals. Redder Moon tends to skirt the line between traditional electronic act and indie avant garde. With washed out guitars, thick bass grooves, and distant reverb soaked vocals, the songs beam with the almost tactile feel of a sound track to a lost movie but with enough dance-ability to pull you out of your seat. In the last few months of 2020, the band has written and recorded an album’s with of songs, over 20 actually, without playing together, and with each member individually recording their parts at home. This was a welcome channel of creation in a time of restraint. The result is a collection that explores everything from synth pop shoegaze, to dark wave indie sounds More info at http://www.reddermoon.bandcamp.com.]

[Redder Moon plays a Vinyl Release Show for their album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE on Friday, March 18, 2022 in a show at recordBar with Monta At Odds and Meyadi. More info at http://www.therecordbar.com]

11:35 – Interview with Jeremiah James Gonzales

Jeremiah James Gonzales is the founder of the Kansas City based band Redder Moon. The band began as one of Gonzales’ many music projects, although more electronic than his other work with Knife Crime, Be/Non, Rhunes, Elevator Division, Umberto. Brody Lowe moved to KC from Portland, and met Jeremiah in 2019. Just as Gonzales and Lowe began collaborating on new material, Jill McKeever joined as a vocalist/lyricist during 2020. A violinist in her early projects led her to a degree in Electronic Art where she explored video & music recording. McKeever’s perfume brand, For Strange Women induced a 13-year detour from music before she found her way back during the quiet of quarantine. Last year the band released their EP, LAND OF THE BLIND on June 13, followed by an album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE, eleased digitally on November 5, 2021.

Redder Moon is presenting a Vinyl Release Show for their album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE on Friday, March 18, 2022 in a show at recordBar with Monta At Odds and Meyadi. More info at http://www.therecordbar.com

Jeremiah James Gonzales thanks for being with us on WMM.

Jeremiah James Gonzales & Jill McKeever joined us back on July 14, 2021 to talk about Redder Moon. Their first EP, LAND OF THE BLIND, was released June 13, 2021, to be followed by an album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE.

Redder Moon began as one of Jeremiah James Gonzales’ many music projects. A more electronic and obscure sound than much of his other work (including Knife Crime, Be/Non, Rhunes, Elevator Division, Umberto), the sentiment of a melodic post-apocalypse slowly developed for the first seven years, also involving past members Matthew Naquin (original collaborator) Nick Banister (drums) and Jon VanSickle (live drums)

Brody Lowe moved to Kansas City from Portland, in 2019 met Jeremiah and quickly found his place in reviving the layered synths and dance undertones of the moody, mostly instrumental music. Lowe is a quiet presence behind a large scope of music videos, album art, and other creative content, his music ranging from video game scores and band collaborations to his solo project, Loqsa.

Just as Gonzales and Lowe began collaborating on new material ranging from darkwave to shoegaze to synthpop genres, Jill McKeever joined as a vocalist/lyricist during the uncertain year of 2020. A violinist in her early music projects led her to a degree in Electronic Art where she explored video and music recording. McKeever’s perfume brand, For Strange Women induced a 13-year detour from music before she found her way back during the quiet of quarantine.

During Covid -19 and for their EP release Each of this trio recorded their parts from their separate home studios. The result is a constant divergence from a single genre or style while consistently exploring dark themes articulated by a soft and sullen voice. Their first EP, Land of the Blind, will be released on digital and cassette on (date), to be followed by an album release on digital and vinyl in Fall 2021. Their music videos can be found on the Redder Moon YouTube channel.

In the last few months of 2020, and into 2021 the band had written and recorded an album’s worth of songs, over 20 actually, without playing together, and with each member individually recording their parts at home. The result is a collection that explores synth pop shoegaze, to dark wave indie sounds, with dance undertones and haunting lyrics. More info at http://www.reddermoon.bandcamp.com

The current line-up consists of: Jeremiah James Gonzales on guitar, bass and analog drums, and producing, arranging and composing with my two new collaborators; Brody LOWE on synths and Jill McKeever (of the band For Strange Women) on vocals and lyrics. The band uses layered synths and production with live bass,drums, guitars, and vocals the Redder Moon tends to skirt the line between traditional electronic act and indie avant garde. With washed out guitars, thick bass grooves, and distant reverb soaked vocals, the songs beam with the almost tactile feel of a sound track to a lost movie but with enough dance-ability to pull you out of your seat.

Jeremiah wrote that this “was a welcome channel of creation in a time of restraint.”

Jeremiah James Gonzale is originally from in rural Idaho. After a couple years spinning his wheels at community college he discovered an outlet playing top 40 rock tunes with a non-profit organization that led him to spend months touring places like Brazil, India, Poland, as well as in the United States, from 1998 to 2001. Making many friends around the world, Jeremiah kept in touch with a drummer friend from Nigeria who had somehow landed in Kansas City. In March of 2001 Jeremiah James accepted what was supposed to be a 3-month tour of the Midwest playing bass in a hard rock band. One thing led to another and now it’s been 20 years in KC.

The Bands of Jeremiah James Gonzales (* All on guitar unless otherwise noted.)
Elevator Division (2001 – 2006 , Reunited 2020)
Lovers In Transit (Founder, 2006 – 2008)
Monta At Odds (2008 – 2010)
Be/Non (2009 – current)
Mannequin Skywalker (solo project 2009 – 2010)
Umberto (2010 – 2013 *drummer)
Redder Moon (Founder 2013 – current)
RHUNES (Founder 2014 – current)
Knife Crime (2018 – current)

Jeremiah James writes, “My passion is and always has been and will be forever, to create and share music.”

Since 2009 Jill McKeever has been an Alchemist at For Strange Women for more info: http://www.forstrangewomen.com

Jill McKeever grew up in Kansas City and gradated from Oak Park High in 2002. She studied Video, Music/Audio design at Missouri State University where she also studied electronic arts. And graduated in 2006. She also studied at Earthship Biotecture Academy.

Jill McKeever is the author of The Spirit of Botany, Aromatic Recipes and Rituals, Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing; First Edition (October 13, 2020)

Jill McKeever founded For Strange Women Perfume in 2009. Combining her backgrounds in graphic/web design, video and audio production, photography, and music, she has developed a unique, synesthetic method of perfume construction. A passionate advocate for animals and the environment, Jill loves spending time in her garden with her cat, Onyx, and chickens, Patsy and Edina.

A visually entrancing and esoteric guide to connecting with plants through the senses. In The Spirit of Botany, artist and perfumer Jill McKeever reveals her personal rituals and creative methods of using aromatic botanical materials in incense, perfume, tisanes, ritual baths, and much more.

Jill McKeever joined Redder Moon in August 2020.

Brody Lowe is originally from from Portland, Oregon. He also recently joined the band on synthesizers. Brody Lowe studied Design at Oregon State University. He founded the company Brody Lowe Design. Along with multiple projects in print, video, space, artwork for companies, banks, artists, podcasts, and others, Brody has designed over 100 album covers.

You can learn more about his work in Art Direction and Design at http://www.brodylowe.com

Their first EP, LAND OF THE BLIND, was released June 13, 2021, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE, was released on November 5, 2021, Digitally and March 18, 2022 on Vinyl.

Redder Moon is presenting a Vinyl Release Show for their album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE on Friday, March 18, 2022 in a show at recordBar with Monta At Odds and Meyadi. More info at http://www.therecordbar.com

Jeremiah James Gonzales thanks for being on WMM.

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  1. Redder Moon – “It Should Have Been a Sign”
    from: Hell Is Other People / GLM Records / Nov. 5, 2021 (Digital Release) March 18, 2022 (Vinyl)
    [Music by Jeremiah James Gonzales and Brody Lowe. Vocals, Lyrics by Jill McKeever (additional/bg vocals: Brody Lowe, Jeremiah James Gonzales) Mixed by Ross Brown. Mastered by Eureka Mastering. The band uses layered synths & production with live bass, drums, guitars, and vocals. Redder Moon tends to skirt the line between traditional electronic act and indie avant garde. With washed out guitars, thick bass grooves, and distant reverb soaked vocals, the songs beam with the almost tactile feel of a sound track to a lost movie but with enough dance-ability to pull you out of your seat. In the last few months of 2020, the band has written and recorded an album’s with of songs, over 20 actually, without playing together, and with each member individually recording their parts at home. This was a welcome channel of creation in a time of restraint. The result is a collection that explores everything from synth pop shoegaze, to dark wave indie sounds More info at http://www.reddermoon.bandcamp.com.]

[Redder Moon plays a Vinyl Release Show for their album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE on Friday, March 18, 2022 in a show at recordBar with Monta At Odds and Meyadi. More info at http://www.therecordbar.com]

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

Next week on Wednesday, March 23, Jen Owen of Owen Cox Dance Group joins us to talk about “Skin” is a world premiere music and dance collaboration with New Orleans-based cellist Helen Gillet. Featuring choreography by Jennifer Owen and musician Brad Cox. Friday, and Saturday April 1 and 2 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 PM, at City Stage Theatre, Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd, KCMO http://www.owencoxdance.org

Also next week Jocelyn Olivia Nixon joins us to share music and information about The Creepy Jingles new album TAKE ME AT MY WORDPLAY on High Dive Records.

The Creepy Jingles Play Rino, 314 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, MO on March 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM, for their Album Release Show with Sisterbot and Stephonne

The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge on March 26, 2022 at 10:00 PM with Miki P & The Swallowtails, LK Ultra, and LYXE

And also we talk with musician producer writer Nate Holt who records as Astrales.

Our Script/Playlist is a “cut and paste” of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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