WMM Playlist from April 20, 2022

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

WMM presents The Black Creatures + The Sexy Accident + Chad Brothers

  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]

In Honor of 4-20

  1. Cypress Hill– “Insane In the Brain”
    from: Black Sunday / Ruffhouse – Columbia / July 20, 1993
    [“Insane in the Brain” is a 1993 song by American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released as the first single from their second album, Black Sunday (1993). In addition to hitting number one on the US rap chart, the song also was a mainstream hit, reaching number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. It earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America and sold 600,000 copies domestically. According to B-Real, the song was actually a diss song aimed at Chubb Rock. The group felt Chubb had ridiculed their style on his 1992 album, I Gotta Get Mine Yo. The song is built around many samples: a drum break from organist George Semper’s cover version of Lee Dorsey’s “Get Out of My Life, Woman”; a sample of James Brown grunting from the opening of his song “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”; a sample of the line “insane in the brain” from Cypress Hill’s own song “Hole in the Head”; the opening keyboard from Sly and the Family Stone’s “Life”, a sample of the line “I think I’m going crazy” from the Youngbloods’ “All Over the World (La La)” which concludes the track and the most prominent sample throughout the song, a repeating sample of, in which DJ Muggs initially claimed, a pitched blues guitar. // Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. They are the first hip-hop group to have sold multi-platinum and platinum albums, having sold over 20 million albums worldwide. They are considered to be among the main progenitors of West Coast and 1990s hip hop. The group has been critically acclaimed for their first five albums. All of the group members advocate for medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States. In 2019, Cypress Hill became the first hip hop group to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. // Senen Reyes (also known as Sen Dog) and Ulpiano Sergio Reyes (also known as Mellow Man Ace) are brothers born in Pinar del Río, Cuba. In 1971, their family immigrated to the United States and initially lived in South Gate, California. In 1988, the two brothers teamed up with New York City native Lawrence Muggerud (also known as DJ Muggs, previously in a rap group named 7A3) and Louis Freese (also known as B-Real) to form a hip-hop group named DVX (Devastating Vocal Excellence). The band soon lost Mellow Man Ace to a solo career, and changed their name to Cypress Hill, after a street in South Gate.]

[Record Store Day is Saturday, April 23, 2022 One of the exclusive releases is: CYPRESS HILL- The 420 Remixes / 10″ Vinyl / Legacy / 4950 / RSD Exclusive / Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album released August 13, 1991 was an instant classic. In 2021, for its 30th anniversary, two favorite tracks were remixed and released digitally, and they’re now ready to take the turntables, on 10” black vinyl, as part of Record Store Day’s 15th anniversary! Side A 1. “How I Could Just Kill A Man (The Alchemist x Beat Butcha Remix)” Side B 1. “Hand On The Pump (DJ MUGGS 2021 Remix)”]

  1. Joy Oladokun – “look up”
    from: in defense of my own happiness (complete) / Amigo Records–Verve Forecast / July 9, 21
    [Joy Oladokun was born April 6, 1992, she is an American singer-songwriter. Oladokun’s music spans the genres of folk, R&B, rock, and pop and is influenced by her identity as a queer woman of color. Oladokun grew up in Casa Grande, Arizona, listening to country and folk music, as well as Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill. Both of her parents are Nigerian immigrants to the United States. Her family regularly attended a Christian church, where Oladokun was chosen to lead worship. Later, Oladokun left the church because it limited her creativity. // When Oladokun was 10, a video of Tracy Chapman inspired her to learn guitar.// After college, at a friend’s suggestion, Oladokun moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career. She later moved to East Nashville, where she signed with Prescription Songs. She has released three studio albums. In 2015, Joy Oladokun self-released her debut EP Cathedrals. Her debut studio album, Carry Me was funded by Kickstarter and released on April 29, 2016 through Well Records. // Oladokun released the single “Sunday” in 2019, saying “‘Sunday’ is the song that 12-year-old Joy, seated in the back of church youth group, needed to hear. She needed to hear that you can be queer and happy. Queer and healthy. Queer and holy. She needed to see married women kissing and playing with their kids.” The music video highlights people in LGBTQ relationships and has a predominantly queer cast. // Oladokun’s song “Mercy” follows in the same theme, describing her experience as a Black person in the United States, while the single “I See America” criticizes systemic racism. NPR listed “I See America” on its 100 Best Songs of 2020. // On July 17, 2020, Oladokun released her second studio album, In Defense of My Own Happiness (Vol. 1) with White Boy Records. Billboard described the album as a “stunningly emotional collection.” Mitch Mosk, editor-in-chief of Atwood Magazine, called it a “a sweeping, soaring, and stunning sophomore record oozing heart and soul.” // In 2021, Oladokun received a grant from YouTube’s “#YouTubeBlack Voices Fund”. The same year she signed with Amigo Records, Verve Forecast Records, and Republic Records. On June 4, 2021 she released her third studio album In Defense of My Own Happiness. More info at: http://www.joyoladokun.com]

[Joy Oladokun plays recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO on Friday, April 22, at 7:00 PM.]

  1. Claire Adams – “If It Isn’t Right (Alyssa Murray Remix)”
    from: “If It Isn’t Right (Alyssa Murray Remix)” / Claire Adams / April 15, 2022
    [Our friend Claire Adams recently wrote to us saying, “Alyssa Murray made a super cool remix of one of the songs off the last album and I wanted to share it with you. The song is ‘If It Isn’t Right’ and also features the Rewound string trio and an arrangement by Peter Lawless. Alyssa really made it her own and gave it a whole new spin, she’s amazing!” Here are the full credits: Vocals: Claire Adams, Alyssa Murray, Fritz Hutchison. Synths and Beats: Alyssa Murray. Cello: Ezgi Karakus. Viola: Alyssa Bell. Violin: Carmen Dieker. String Arrangement: Peter Lawless. Mixed and Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights + Measures Soundlab. Cover Art by Cassie Allen. ‘If It Isn’t Right’ written by Claire Adams. This song was originally on Claire’s acclaimed album YOU KNOW I KNOW YOU originally released April 24, 2020. The album was Lost in the COVID 19 of 2020. The album was properly given a “release show” and put out on CD in 2021. 10 songs all written by Claire Adams. Recorded at The Blue House in Kansas City, MO. Additional tracking at MARZ Studios in Nederland, TX. Mixed & mastered at Weights + Measures Soundlab in KCMO. Written by Claire Adams, with Claire Adams on guitars, bass, and vocals; Alyssa Murray on keyboards & vocals; and Fritz Hutchison on drums & vocals. Claire also released: Words of Love on Feb. 5, 2021 – Recorded and Produced by Claire Adams at Casa 34 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mixed and Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights + Measures in Kansas City, MO. Cover Photo by Hugo Parasol. ‘So This Is Love’ written by Mack David, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston. ‘Pocketful Of Rainbows’ written by Ben Weisman, ‘Till There Was You’ written by Meredith Wilson. “Words of Love” written by Claire Adams. ‘Calico Skies’ written by Paul McCartney. Claire also released the EP Moras under the moniker, Mismo Sismo (same earthquake) on July 21, 2021. Claire Adams wrote and recorded this EP at home during the first months of the COVID-19 quarantine. The three songs are meant to be played all together but also stand alone. Mismo Sismo is a collaboration with photographer Hugo Parasol. Claire played guitar on True Lions album THE FEMPIRE STRIKES BACK. In 2020 Clairplayed with the band Ondist for their three full length albums, No Coincidence on June 12, and Electricity on Aug. 14, and Mise en Place on Nov. 13, 2020 with songs recorded at Weights & Measures with Duane Trower with Sam Platt on drums, Eddie Moore on keyboards, DeAndre Manning on bass, Jamie Anderson on guitar, Claire Adams on vocals, and Jillian Riscoe on vocals. Claire also participated in Katy Guillen and The Girls Reunion shows in summer of 2021. Claire Adams was our guest on WMM on April 7, 2021. More info at: https://claireadams.bandcamp.com%5D
  1. Kye Colors – “Phil Collins”
    from: “Phil Collins” – Single / Wasteland Records / March 25, 2022
    [Kye Colors, born J’Kye Slatton, is a 21 year-old rapper and producer from the South side of Kansas City, Missouri. Kye began writing music as early as age 5, usually done in crayons. “I’d describe my music as very colorful and vibrant from the beats to the lyrics” Colors says. “I’d describe my music as very colorful and vibrant from the beats to the lyrics” // The name Kye Colors derives from multiple meanings. The first coming from the idea that hues enact certain moods, “you can feel orange, you can feel yellow, you can feel brown; it’s like an emotion” says Kye. The second is best described through his lyrics on the track Broken Place, “I’m KC for real, check the initials.” // His gift of rap was nurtured and harbored from Elementary School to High School. As a teenager, Kye’s talent was quickly taken notice by his peers. While in school, his seniors made sure that he would get his high school diploma before he could fully pursue his music career. After sporadic trials with rap he went by the name Kye Colors by age 14. The same year he began producing. // In 2015 he released his first mixtape entitled “00“. The project garnered attention from hip hop fans all over the Kansas City Metropolitan. In 2017, he joined the rap collective “CaviArt” alongside artists Gee Watts, A’Sean, Ray Muney, and others. // Soon after and at only 17 years old, he would release his 1st full length project “Milk Is Nasty”. It was nationally acclaimed by Lyrical Lemonade, publicized in local Newspapers such as The Kansas City Star and The Pitch KC, and also gained notable local airplay. The project also led to him performing alongside Denzel Curry, Famous Dex, Wiz Khalifa, Lil TJay and many more. // “Milk Is Nasty”. It was nationally acclaimed by Lyrical Lemonade, publicized in local Newspapers such as The Kansas City Star and The Pitch KC, and also gained notable local airplay. // In 2019, Kye released some of his most popular single releases to date including “Sweet Thang,” “Doggy,” “Talk About It” and more. These independent releases would land him on platforms such as Baller Alert, a modeling gig with Lee Jeans, and national airplay on Shade45. // In 2020, at the age of 20 he founded his label “Wasteland Records” partnering with manager Jesse Brown and Jaron Baston. He went on his first independent tour and released his 2nd LP With Love By Faith. It peaked at 166 on the Top 200 Rap/Hip Hop albums on iTunes. // Come 2021, Kye delivered three glossy singles “Nike Boy Freetstyle”, “Grateful”, “1-800” and an impressive five-track EP “WOW” in which helped him rank in the top 10K “R&B, Funk & Soul” artists in the world. // Kye kicked off 2022 with a flamboyant and captivating new single “TAKE UR PLACE”. A track thats surely setting the mood for whats to come. // From having a vibrant young passion for his penmanship to flourishing on the energy of his supporters, Kye looks to establish his mark in the industry as a rapper, and creative with a purpose. The artist intends to create moving and powerful connections through his newly-constructed label, releasing quality music, and collectively refining the abilities of his sound. More info at: http://www.kyecolors.com]
  1. BCCC – “Elephant Talk”
    from: “Elephant Talk” – Single / Brad Cox / April 1, 2022
    [BCCC is the quarantine inspired father/daughter duo of 7-year old Cecilia Cox on vocals, trumpet, and E flat peck horn and Brad Cox on vocals and other instruments. In addition to making music, Brad and Cecilia enjoy baking pumpkin pies, gardening, and reading early issues of “The Amazing Spider-Man.” This is the 2nd single from BCCC who released, “Psycho Killer” on Jan. 9, 2021. More info at: http://www.bccc.bandcamp.com. Originally recorded by English progressive rock band King Crimson, for their eighth studio album Discipline, released on September 22, 1981 by E.G. Records in the United Kingdom and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States.This album was King Crimson’s first album following a seven-year hiatus. Only band co-founder and guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Bill Bruford remained from the previous incarnation. They were joined by two American musicians: guitarist, vocalist and lyricist Adrian Belew and bassist and backing vocalist Tony Levin. “Elephant talk was written by Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford. The album featured a more streamlined, new wave influenced sound.]
  1. The Talking Trees – “Talking Trees”
    from: “Talking Trees” – Single / East of Troost Music, BMI / January 7, 2022
    [After The Talking Trees released “Talking Trees” the band followed up the single with “Total Animation” released March 3, 2022. Both tracks were recorded & produced by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios, and will be part of the band’s upcoming new EP, ONCE I WAS BORN to be released Friday, April 22, 2022. The KC based trio made up of: Dirk Liebert on bass, guitar, & vocals; Tommy Capps on keyboards, guitar, & vocals; and Graham Stone on drums & percussion. More at: http://www.thetalkingtrees.bandcamp.com ]

[The Talking Trees play a ONCE I WAS BORN – EP Release Show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 9:00 PM with special guests Mr. and the Mrs.]

10:30 – Underwriting

  1. The Black Creatures – “Negative Zero”
    from: “Negative Zero” – Single / Center Cut Records / April 2, 2021 [remixed, remastered]
    [All proceeds from this track go to the Tamir Rice Foundation. Info at: http://www.tamirericefoundation.org. The Black Creatures are Jade Green & Xavier Martin. This song was originally on the December 6, 2017 release, SEE NO EVIL The song was recently re-recorded. Band member Xavier Martin told us that, “Everything was done from the ground up. Remixing, rerecording, mastering, etc.” The Black Creatures wanted to released this as a single and video as a “part-two” to their earlier single and video release for “wretched (it goes)”, which was originally released on The Black Creatures 2019 album Wild Echoes. The video for “Negative Zero” picks up where the video for “Wretched (It Goes)” left off, “so there is a conceptual thread between the two,” says Patrick Sprehe of Center Cut Records. All music produced, arranged, recorded, and performed by The Black Creatures. Engineering and Mastering by J. Ashley Miller aka Jametatone. The Black Creatures write, “We talk about it all the time, but ‘Negative Zero’ is the best example of this phenomenon; sometimes we come together with pieces of a song that fit together so perfectly the results surprise even us. So, conceiving a video that acutely paralleled the direness of the message was a huge deal for us. The process happened in a similarly fluid stride that furthered our awareness of the unfortunate necessity of art, media, and dialogue that exist in the same sphere. With that in mind, there’s some positivity we hope fans of The Black Creatures can also takeaway from this music video. // We had been sitting on this video for a while, already finished filming and that whole process was very fun and literally nourishing (because we got Fannie’s West African Cuisine to celebrate after filming). Like past music video releases, we worked with Rondevu Productions on this video—and it was a careful little gathering! We all got our ‘negative’ COVID test results within 48 hours of each other and said, ‘Okay, let’s go to the lake like a family,’ and we did. We spent two days filming on a freezing cold lake, dancing on cryptic constructions, and being outside way late at night. // We have set up this release to directly fund The Tamir Rice Foundation, founded by mother Samaria Rice. We also encourage others who can, to give to something that is centered around Black life.” // After being signed to Center Cut Records the label remastered and reissued Wild Echoes and began releasing singles. “Wild Echoes” was #2 in WMM’s 119 Favorite Releases of 2019 (Albums & EPs). Since the release of ”Wild Echoes” the band has released seven entirely new songs, nearly one per month, all posted to their bandcamp page. The Black Creatures fuse dark-pop hip-hop, soul, jazz, and electronic music with elements from science fiction to tell inter-dimensional stories of love, community, life, culture, history. Xavier & Jade have made an impression in the KC music community with their live shows in clubs, galleries, record stores, and area music festivals. The Black Creatures released their debut single “Mouth 2 Mouth” June 5, 2016. They released the album, See No Evil, December 6, 2017. The duo released the singles, “Elements” February 14, 2018; “Silver Tears” June 19. 2018; “Dare” a Gorillaz cover August 8, 2019. They released the album “Wild Echoes” September 30, 2019. The Black Creatures released the singles “Turn” October 30, 2019; “Quartz (Twilight)” November 13, 2019; “SHINE” December 11, 2019; Ghost Bustin’ Dead Prezidentz” Jan. 8, 2020; “To Whom It May Concern” January 22, 2020; “Arcade Love” Feb. 5, 2020; and “Run Up” Feb. 19, 2020.]

[Charlotte Street Foundation announced that the recipients of the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Awards are The Black Creatures and Calvin Arsenia Scott. This year, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Awards were given to Andrew Mcilvaine, Harold Smith Jr., and Johanna Winters. Congratulations!]

[The Black Creatures play Pop’s Blue Moon, 5249 Pattison Ave., St. Louis, MO., on Friday, April 22, with The Belief Cycle.]

[The Black Creatures play recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO on Sunday, April 24, at 7:00 PM with Saving Miles Lemon, North By North, and Quite Frankly.]

[The Black Creatures play The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS., on Saturday, April 30, with Jass, Paris Willims, Indiglow, and Vicman.]

[The Black Creatures play Center Cut Records Summer Soulstice, Fri, June 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, w/ Eddie Moore & the Outer Circle, Jass, and Flare Tha Rebel.]

[The Black Creatures play Boulevardia on Friday, June 17, 2022]

10:35 – Interview with Jade Green & Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures and Patrick Sprehe of Center Cut Records

Jade Green & Xavier Martin of The Black Creatures began working together in 2013. The Black Creatures blur the boundaries of hip-hop, dance, R&B, soul, and EDM, telling stories of real life, and the struggle for equality. Jade’s incredible vocals reveal her background in opera, and her honest lyrics are both personal and political. Jade can interpret soul, jazz, hiphop, and pop. Xavier Martin started music as a violinist, and has transitioned into a co-songwriter, producer, beat-maker, keyboardist, vocalist, engineer, and style maker. Their breakthrough album, WILD ECHOES, that was re-released and re-mastered by Center Cut Records in 2020 and named Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine. The Black Creatures recently were the recipients of the Charlotte Street Foundation 2022 Generative Performing Artist Fellowship Grant and Award. The Black Creatures play recordBar, Sunday, April 24, at 7:00 PM with Saving Miles Lemon, North By North, and Quite Frankly. More info at: http://www.theblackcreatures.com or http://www.centercutrecords.com

Jade Green & Xavier Martin welcome back to Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Mark’s brief review: “Being named “Album of The Year” from The Pitch Kansas City was the recognition this young band deserved, because there is really no other band in Kansas City creating incredibly beautiful and painful protest songs in multi genre styles of beats, vocal styles, textures. The immediate personal and poetic lyrics of Jade Green and tribal, dance floor and soulful beats and melodies of Xavier bring the listener into a multicultural, mixed, gender fluid, soul celebration of life and an honest indictment of the racist, homophobic, and sexist world they are navigating through to survive. Listen carefully to these young music makers, they are wise beyond their years. They sound beautiful and speak the truth to power. They are beautiful. They are The Black Creatures.”

The Black Creatures released their single “Negative Zero” on April 2, 2021, with a music video that was the continuation of a story from their earlier single and video release for “wretched (it goes),” (originally released on The Black Creatures 2019/2020 album Wild Echoes.) Wild Echoes landed at #2 on WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019, after being remastered and reissued by CenterCut Records in 2020.

All proceeds from The Black Creatures single “Negative Zero” go to the Tamir Rice Foundation. Info at: http://www.tamirericefoundation.org. This song was originally released on the December 6, 2017 album, SEE NO EVIL The song was re-recorded. Band member Xavier Martin told us that, “Everything was done from the ground up. Remixing, rerecording, mastering, etc.”

The Black Creatures write, “We talk about it all the time, but ‘Negative Zero’ is the best example of this phenomenon; sometimes we come together with pieces of a song that fit together so perfectly the results surprise even us. So, conceiving a video that acutely paralleled the direness of the message was a huge deal for us. The process happened in a similarly fluid stride that furthered our awareness of the unfortunate necessity of art, media, and dialogue that exist in the same sphere. With that in mind, there’s some positivity we hope fans of The Black Creatures can also takeaway from this music video. // We had been sitting on this video for a while, already finished filming and that whole process was very fun and literally nourishing (because we got Fannie’s West African Cuisine to celebrate after filming). Like past music video releases, we worked with Rondevu Productions on this video—and it was a careful little gathering! We all got our ‘negative’ COVID test results within 48 hours of each other and said, ‘Okay, let’s go to the lake like a family,’ and we did. We spent two days filming on a freezing cold lake, dancing on cryptic constructions, and being outside way late at night. // We have set up this release to directly fund The Tamir Rice Foundation, founded by mother Samaria Rice. We also encourage others who can, to give to something that is centered around Black life.”

The Black Creatures’ most recent single, “True Friends” was released Friday, September 17, 2021 through Center Cut Records is the first from their upcoming album BY THY HAND produced by Xavier, and written by Jade Green and Xavier. The single was Mastered by Collin Jordan (Xiu Xiu, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco). The Black Creatures will be releasing more singles and videos leading up to the release of BY THY HAND next year.

Per Jade, “This song is not only a celebration, but an offering of gratitude to the support system that I’ve been lucky to have in my life. Especially during this time where everybody feels so isolated, so far removed from community and from collaboration, this song is a cheeky way of telling listeners ‘you deserve loyalty, you deserve love – did you forget who the F you are?!'”
The Black Creatures – Upcoming Shows:

The Black Creatures play Pop’s Blue Moon, 5249 Pattison Ave., St. Louis, MO., on Friday, April 22, with The Belief Cycle.

The Black Creatures play recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO on Sunday, April 24, at 7:00 PM with Saving Miles Lemon, North By North, and Quite Frankly.

The Black Creatures play The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS., on Saturday, April 30, with Jass, Paris Willims, Indiglow, and Vicman.

The Black Creatures play Center Cut Records Summer Soulstice, Fri, June 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, w/ Eddie Moore & the Outer Circle, Jass, and Flare Tha Rebel.

The Black Creatures play Boulevardia on Friday, June 17, 2022

From Center Cut Records Promo Materials: The Black Creatures make a point to blur the lines of genre while maintaining a recognizable cohesion; oftentimes blending contemporary styles of pop, hip-hop, dance, R&B, EDM and soul with cinematic and storytelling sci-fi/fantasy elements and themes. With the complex and creative approach The Black Creatures take to their art, a diverse audience regularly flocks to their gripping and intensely enchanting performances.

Representing the strange land of Kansas City, Missouri, Jade Green and Xavier began working together around the end of 2013 after meeting on-line talking about cosmetics. After Jade stumbled upon Xavier’s SoundCloud, they asked if they could put their vocals on it, and this led to future collaborations with no more than the intention to dabble. They couldn’t stop and eventually dubbed the project The Black Creatures.

Both Jade & Xavier write and perform vocals, with Xavier at the helm of production and composition. Jade Green has a vocal background in opera and a penchant for theatrics, and both are the foundation of their ever-evolving approach to writing and performing in The Black Creatures. While the instrumentals may set the tone for the show, Jade’s voice captivates the audience from beginning to end. Originally a violinist, Xavier unfurled into a producer and vocalist, maintaining the same air of intrigue and mystery throughout his compositions and performances in The Black Creatures.

After releasing Wild Echoes in the fall of 2020, the record received Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine, along with high praise from around the world for the four released singles and accompanying videos. “Wretched (It Goes)” was featured in the NPR Live Sessions “Songs For Change” when The Black Creatures were selected as one of 12 national artists, and included in 90.9 The Bridge’s Top 100 singles along with their song “D’ummm” which was in heavy rotation in the winter. Nuance Magazine wrote, “The Black Creatures take their musical talents and use them in such a way that forces listeners to not only tap their foot to a catchy tune, but pay attention and feel something about what is going on in the world around them. Tackling fascism, police brutality, and the deep-rooted effects of slavery in a rhythmic fashion is one thing. Simultaneously making it a good listen is another. However, The Black Creatures make it happen.”

SOCIALS:
https://www.theblackcreatures.com/
https://smarturl.it/wildechoes
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_KKKYdsM2Jq4iKm_UkStQ
https://www.facebook.com/theblackcreatures
https://www.instagram.com/theblackcreatures/

The Black Creatures are a multifaceted music duo from Kansas City. Gleefully playing with elements of soul, hip-hop, and EDM, they’re here to tell interdimensional stories – through all-original, lyric-heavy songs and live performances. They share real stories from a less-explored perspective, while others are spun from fantastical vantage points. Influenced by neo-soul sirens like Erykah Badu and Alicia Keys, wordsmiths like Da Brat and Tech N9ne, and composers a la Daft Punk and Robert Glasper, they make music that defies genre and tradition in an effort to break generational curses. The idea is that society’s hexes, long bound up by the threads of anti-black repression, insincerity, and envy, can be uncrossed by doing what has not been done before. They aim to honor the past, celebrate the present, and transcend the expectations of the future by creating consistently unique songs, videos, images, and interactive live performances.

Xavier Martin is DJ/Writer/Producer/Rapper/Singer at The Black Creatures


Jade Green performs with: Arquesta Del SolSoul. a Kansas City-based music collective featuring 3 musicians who worked together in Hearts of Darkness. They call themselves: African Futurist Genre Killerz from the Middle of the Map bringing an innovative multidimensional sound inspired by our founding musical ancestors to decolonize and time bend indigenous sounds of the Caribbean, Latin America, West, Central, and Southern Africa.” Members include Les Izmore, Jessica Ayala, Brad Williams, Jade Green, Chalis O’Neal, Irving Graham, Ernest Melton, Andres Ramirez, Fabian Prado.


Info at: http://www.theblackcreatures.com or http://www.centercutrecords.com

The Black Creatures will be releasing more singles and videos leading up to the release of By Thy Hand, and they have a full plate of performances in the coming months

The Black Creatures Discography

The Black Creatures “Mouth 2 Mouth” – Single, June 5, 2016.

The Black Creatures released their debut album, See No Evil, Dec. 6, 2017.

The Black Creatures “Elements” – Single, February 14, 2018

The Black Creatures “Silver Tears” – Single, June 19, 2018 with additional voices provided by AniMal (Ana Marcela Maldonado Morales) , Barbara Solomon , Kassidee, Quaranta , Adres Va Cortas

The Black Creatures “Dare” (Gorillaz Cover)” – Single, August 8, 2019

The Black Creature – Wild Echoes – September 30, 2019

The Black Creatures – “Turn” – Single, October 30, 2019

The Black Creatures – “Quartz (Twilight)” – Single, November 13, 2019

The Black Creatures – “SHINE” – Single, December 11, 2019

The Black Creatures- “Ghost Bustin’ Dead Prezidentz” – Single, January 8, 2020

The Black Creatures – “To Whom It May Concern” – Single, January 22, 2020

The Black Creatures – “Arcade Love” – Single, February 5, 2020

The Black Creatures – “Run Up” – Single, February 19, 2020.

The Black Creature – Wild Echoes – September 30, 2019

The Black Creatures – “wretched (it goes)”- Single [Center Cut], July 17, 2020 [remastered]

The Black Creature – Wild Echoes – Album (Remastered] August 28, 2020 [Center Cut]

The Black Creatures – “Negative Zero” – Single/Video [Center Cut]

The Black Creatures – “FRIENDS” – Single/Video [Center Cut]

The Black Creatures are getting set to released their upcoming album, BY THY HAND produced by Xavier, and written by Jade and Xavier, and mastered by Collin Jordan (Xiu Xiu, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco) The Black Creatures will be releasing more singles and videos leading up to the release of BY THY HAND this year.

Jade Green & Xavier Martin, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Black Creatures play Pop’s Blue Moon, 5249 Pattison Ave., St. Louis, MO., on Friday, April 22, with The Belief Cycle. The Black Creatures play recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO on Sunday, April 24, at 7:00 PM with Saving Miles Lemon, North By North, and Quite Frankly. More info at: http://www.centercutrecords.com

And now the broadcast premiere of “Loud 4 Nothin” from the band’s upcoming album, BY THY HAND to be released later this year.

10:55

  1. The Black Creatures – “Loud 4 Nothing”
    from: By Thy Hand / Center Cut Records / Summer, 2022
    [The follow to their last single “True Friends” on September 17, 2021. After being signed to Center Cut Records the label remastered and reissued their album Wild Echoes and began releasing singles. “Wild Echoes” was #2 in WMM’s 119 Favorite Releases of 2019 (Albums & EPs). Since the release of ”Wild Echoes” the band has released seven entirely new songs, nearly one per month, all posted to their bandcamp page. The Black Creatures fuse dark-pop hip-hop, soul, jazz, and electronic music with elements from science fiction to tell inter-dimensional stories of love, community, life, culture, history. Xavier & Jade have made an impression in the KC music community with their live shows in clubs, galleries, record stores, and area music festivals. The Black Creatures released their debut single “Mouth 2 Mouth” June 5, 2016. They released the album, See No Evil, December 6, 2017. The duo released the singles, “Elements” February 14, 2018; “Silver Tears” June 19. 2018; “Dare” a Gorillaz cover August 8, 2019. They released the album “Wild Echoes” September 30, 2019. The Black Creatures released the singles “Turn” October 30, 2019; “Quartz (Twilight)” November 13, 2019; “SHINE” December 11, 2019; Ghost Bustin’ Dead Prezidentz” January 8, 2020; “To Whom It May Concern” January 22, 2020; “Arcade Love” February 5, 2020; and “Run Up” Feb. 19, 2020. The Black Creatures were last on WMM on May 26, 2021 and September 15, 2021.]

[The Black Creatures play Pop’s Blue Moon, 5249 Pattison Ave., St. Louis, MO., on Friday, April 22, with The Belief Cycle.]

[The Black Creatures play recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO on Sunday, April 24, at 7:00 PM with Saving Miles Lemon, North By North, and Quite Frankly.]

[The Black Creatures play The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS., on Saturday, April 30, with Jass, Paris Willims, Indiglow, and Vicman.]

[The Black Creatures play Center Cut Records Summer Soulstice, Fri, June 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, w/ Eddie Moore & the Outer Circle, Jass, and Flare Tha Rebel.]

[The Black Creatures play Boulevardia on Friday, June 17, 2022]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. The Sexy Accident – “I’m Feeling Dancy (feat. Sisterbot)”
    from: “I’m Feeling Dancy (feat. Sisterbot)” – Single / The Sexy Accident / March 30, 2022
    [It’s the first track from The Sexy Accident’s new EP, NEW ROULETTE, to be released April 23, 2022.. More info at: http://www.sexyaccident.bandamp.com]

[The Sexy Accident play a NEW ROULETTE – EP Release Party Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main St, KC MO. with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen].

11:04 – Interview with Jesse Kates

Jesse Kates is the fearless frontman of The Sexy Accident, and he joins us to talk about his band’s new release, NEW ROULETTE. The new EP’s lead track, “I’m Feeling Dancy,” features Sisterbot, and EP includes a cover of “Wind Flirter” by True Lions. New Roulette comprises six tracks. The Sexy Accident play an EP Release Show, Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main Street, KCMO., with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen. The show is for all ages. The Warwick is an historic KC building in the heart of midtown, built in 1912 as a 1,000 seat cinema. Parking is available behind the theatre on Walnut St, one block east of Main. More info at http://www.thesexyaccident.com

Jesse Kates, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Sexy Accident play a NEW ROULETTE – EP Release Party Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main Street, Kansas City, MO., with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen. All ages welcome. The Warwick, an historic KC building in the heart of midtown. The Warwick was built in 1912 as a 1,000 seat cinema.
Parking is available behind the theatre on Walnut Street, one block east of Main.

“Driven by catchy melodies and smart, real-life lyric writing.” – The Big Takeover.
Come celebrate The Sexy Accident’s 15th studio release, New Roulette!

Mercurial Pop of Brains and Heart by The Sexy Accident

New Roulette – When the pandemic struck in 2020, songwriter and bandleader Jesse Kates built a home studio and began producing New Roulette remotely. Josh Williams performed and recorded Ramone Hall’s drum parts. Ryan Leip flew in guitars for Jesse to re-amp. Jamie Pratt sang at her father’s suburban home and Mack McKinney played bass from Jesse’s back yard. For more Kansas City flavor, New Roulette’s lead track, I’m Feeling Dancy, features Sisterbot and includes a cover of “Wind Flirter” by True Lions. New Roulette comprises six tracks and releases on April 23, 2022.

All songs written by Jesse Kates / Halaster Music [ASCAP] except Wind Flirter by Alison Hawkins [BMI] Arranged by The Sexy Accident:

Jesse Kates (singing, guitar, keys, percussion)
Ramone Hall (drum composition)
Jamie Pratt (singing)
Ryan Leip (guitar)
Mack McKinney (bass)
Josh Williams (drum performance)

Sisterbot arranged & played cello then arranged & sang harmonies on I’m Feeling Dancy

Produced and engineered by Josh Williams and Jesse Kates. Mixed by Josh Williams. Mastering by Mike Nolte. Additional engineering by David Lin

Recorded at our homes in Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Smithville, Missouri

11:13

  1. The Sexy Accident – “Wind Flirter”
    from: New Roulette / The Sexy Accident / April 23, 2022
    [When the pandemic struck in 2020, songwriter and bandleader Jesse Kates built a home studio and began producing New Roulette remotely. Josh Williams performed and recorded Ramone Hall’s drum parts. Ryan Leip flew in guitars for Jesse to re-amp. Jamie Pratt sang at her father’s suburban home and Mack McKinney played bass from Jesse’s back yard. Wind Flirter by Alison Hawkins [BMI] Arranged by The Sexy Accident:
    Jesse Kates (singing, guitar, keys, percussion); Ramone Hall (drum composition); Jamie Pratt (singing) ; Ryan Leip (guitar); Mack McKinney (bass); and Josh Williams (drum performance). Produced and engineered by Josh Williams and Jesse Kates. Mixed by Josh Williams. Mastering by Mike Nolte. Additional engineering by David Lin. Recorded at our homes in Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Smithville, Missouri. More info at: http://www.sexyaccident.bandamp.com]

[The Sexy Accident play a NEW ROULETTE – EP Release Party Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main St, KC MO. with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen].

11:15 – Interview with Jesse Kates of The Sexy Accident (continued)

We are talking with Jesse Kates of The Sexy Accident, who joins us to talk about the band’s new release, NEW ROULETTE. The new EP’s lead track, “I’m Feeling Dancy,” features Sisterbot, and EP includes a cover of “Wind Flirter” by True Lions. New Roulette comprises six tracks. The Sexy Accident play an EP Release Show, Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main Street, KCMO., with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen. The show is for all ages. The Warwick is an historic KC building in the heart of midtown, built in 1912 as a 1,000 seat cinema. Parking is available behind the theatre on Walnut St, one block east of Main. More info at http://www.thesexyaccident.com

Jesse Kates, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Sexy Accident play a NEW ROULETTE – EP Release Party Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main Street, Kansas City, MO., with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen. All ages welcome. The Warwick, an historic KC building in the heart of midtown. The Warwick was built in 1912 as a 1,000 seat cinema.
Parking is available behind the theatre on Walnut Street, one block east of Main.

The Sexy Accident Discography

New Roulette (2022)
Kansas City’s The Sexy Accident plays mercurial pop of brains and heart “driven by catchy melodies and smart, real-life lyric writing.” (The Big Takeover) When the pandemic struck in 2020, songwriter and bandleader Jesse Kates built a home studio and began producing New Roulette remotely. Josh Williams performed and recorded Ramone Hall’s drum parts. Ryan Leip flew in guitars for Jesse to re-amp. Jamie Pratt sang at her father’s suburban home and Mack McKinney played bass from Jesse’s back yard. For more Kansas City flavor, New Roulette’s lead track, I’m Feeling Dancy, features Sisterbot and the EP includes a cover of Wind Flirter by True Lions. New Roulette comprises six tracks and releases on 23 April 2022.

Rabarbaro (2020)
The band’s seventh long-player, Rabarbaro, released on 14 April 2020 during the year of the band’s fifteenth anniversary.
Produced, engineered and mixed by longtime collaborator and pacific northwest legend Steve Fisk (Car Seat Headrest, Low, Unwound, Nirvana, Pigeonhed) in Kansas City and Tacoma, Rabarbaro comprises eleven of songwriter Jesse Kates’ most dark, dynamic and sensual songs, living up to the intensity of the album’s namesake adult beverage: a bittersweet, intoxicating (30% ABV) variety of Italian amaro distilled from Chinese rhubarb with zest and cardamom.

Champagne Babycakes (2016)
Champagne Babycakes is the world’s first album released as a card game. Each copy of Champagne Babycakes includes a complete game deck of 54 cards illustrated by Gavin Snider and twelve songs written by Sexy Accident bandleader Jesse Kates. Champagne Babycakes was produced by Steve Fisk

The songs of Champagne Babycakes are hefty yet compact, like a deck of cards, and reflect Kates’ mainstay themes of romance and family life. Sonically, the album echoes and amplifies features of The Sexy Accident’s prior work, including the groove of Ninja Ninja Fight Darth Vader, the layering of Lavender 3, the squall of Mantoloking, and the dynamics of Kinda Like Fireworks.

Lavender 3 (2013)
Like Champagne Babycakes, The Sexy Accident’s fifth release isn’t a typical record. To deliver tactile pleasure with the ease of downloads, the band created a pop album as a hardback book. Lavender 3 is a nine-inch square, 48-page, silver cloth-covered, smythe-sewn, silk-screened book brimming with lyrics, paintings, illustrations, interviews and commentary, including works by Blue Gallery painter Bernal Koehrsen and poet Jim Daniels. Lavender 3 comprises twelve love songs marinated in strings, keyboards and alternate-tuned guitars. The tracks guest star Laurel Parks and Sascha Groschang of string ensemble The Wires, and Sean Nelson of Harvey Danger, among others.

Origins
In 2005, after years of spinning wordless tales with Pittsburgh, PA-based instrumental band Whitford, Jesse Kates decided to sing. Jesse had recently relocated to Kansas City for a day job and needed co-conspirators. A search of nearby cubicles revealed Dan Weller, the bass-playing spouse of a market researcher, and Craig used his list to find Billy Brown, the band’s first drummer. Musicians assembled, Jesse began to write. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s Creative Writing program, Jesse remains influenced by a mantra of the faculty – have the courage to be clear – to this day. As the only permanent band member, The Sexy Accident remains unavoidably Jesse-centric, yet the sonics transform from album to album, showcasing the strengths of each lineup.

Key Lineups of The Sexy Accident

now Jesse Kates, Ramone Hall, Jamie Pratt, Ryan Leip, Mack McKinney
2015 Jesse Kates, Ramone Hall, Jamie Pratt, Dan Diamond
2013 Jesse Kates, Daniel Torrence, Camry Ivory, Mark Hamblin, Kristin Smith view
2010 Jesse Kates, Daniel Torrence, Camry Ivory, Mark Hamblin
2009 Jesse Kates, Daniel Torrence, Chad Toney, Pat Padgett
2007 Jesse Kates, Daniel Torrence, Pat Fent
2005 Jesse Kates, Billy Brown, Dan Weller

Last time Jesse was on WMM was April 15, 2020 in the early days of COVID 19. Jesse called into the show to share details abouts The Sexy Accident’s 7th full length, Rabarbaro, released April 14, 2020 during the band’s 15th year. Produced, engineered & mixed in Kansas City and Seattle, by longtime collaborator and pacific-northwest legend Steve Fisk (Car Seat Headrest, Low, Unwound, Nirvana, Pigeonhead), Rabarbaro includes 11 of songwriter Jesse Kates’ most dark, dynamic and sensual songs. Rabarbaro was performed by Jesse Kates on guitars, vocals, keyboards & percussion; Ramone Hall on drums; Jamie Pratt on vocals; Ryan Leip on guitars & keyboards; and Eric Knight on bass; with Steve Fisk on keyboards, and guest violinist Laurel Parks. More info at http://www.sexyaccident.com

“The Oh,” was the third single from Rabarbaro released February 13, 2020.
“The Land of Want” was the second single released November 2, 2019
“Unto a Sparkling Shore” was the first single released September 21, 2019

The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. The Sexy Accident have released nearly 90 songs on seven albums and four EPs. The Sexy Accident doesn’t do normal, their 2014 album Lavendar 3 was released as a 9” x 9” square, 48-page, cloth-covered, foil-stamped hardback book. Their 2016 recording Champagne Babycakes, the band’s 6th full length record, was released as a “card game.” The band’s last release, Chamcakes Babypagne was a selection of songs from The Sexy Accident’s , Champagne Babycakes, re-imagined and reconstructed by Steve Fisk, namelessnumberheadman, Akkilles and guest musicians.

Congratulations on 15 years as a band.

The Sexy Accident includes:
Jesse Kates on guitars, vocals, keyboards & percussion;
Ramone Hall on drums;
Jamie Pratt on vocals;
Ryan Leip on guitars & keyboards;
Eric Knight on bass;

More information at: http://www.sexyaccident.com

On September 23, 2017 The Sexy Accident played Live at Holy Cow EP – Performed by The Sexy Accident on September 23, 2016, with Jesse Kates on vocals & guitar, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keyboards. Recorded by Josh Williams. Songs selected from Champagne Babycakes, Lavender 3 and Ninja Ninja Fight Darth Vader. Cover art curated by Carly Lewandowski of How Very Vintage from objects found at Holy Cow.

Jesse Kates, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

The Sexy Accident play a NEW ROULETTE – EP Release Party Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main Street, Kansas City, MO., with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen. All ages welcome. The Warwick, an historic KC building in the heart of midtown. The Warwick was built in 1912 as a 1,000 seat cinema.
Parking is available behind the theatre on Walnut Street, one block east of Main. More info at http://www.sexyaccident.com

11:24

  1. The Sexy Accident – “Matchmaker”
    from: New Roulette / The Sexy Accident / April 23, 2022
    [When the pandemic struck in 2020, songwriter and bandleader Jesse Kates built a home studio and began producing New Roulette remotely. Josh Williams performed and recorded Ramone Hall’s drum parts. Ryan Leip flew in guitars for Jesse to re-amp. Jamie Pratt sang at her father’s suburban home and Mack McKinney played bass from Jesse’s back yard. written by Jesse Kates / Halaster Music [ASCAP] Arranged by The Sexy Accident: Jesse Kates (singing, guitar, keys, percussion); Ramone Hall (drum composition); Jamie Pratt (singing) ; Ryan Leip (guitar); Mack McKinney (bass); and Josh Williams (drum performance). Produced and engineered by Josh Williams and Jesse Kates. Mixed by Josh Williams. Mastering by Mike Nolte. Additional engineering by David Lin. Recorded at our homes in Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Smithville, Missouri. More info at: http://www.sexyaccident.bandamp.com]

[The Sexy Accident play a NEW ROULETTE – EP Release Party Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 PM at The Warwick Theatre, 3927 Main St, KC MO. with Sisterbot, and Comedy by Briana Van Deusen].

  1. Jacob E.chord – “Bound With Horse Hair” (CD #12) (3:45)
    from: Lava Lion’s Reflections in Retrospect / Jacob E.chord / November 21, 2020 [Jacob E.chord released the single, “The Way 2” on February 18, 2022. more information at: http://www.jacobechord.bandcamp.com] [Jacob E.chord released the single, “Om, Yu! (or ‘Hologram of November Weather’)” on April 1, 2022. Music by Jacob E. Lyrics by James Shelton and Jacob E. Mixed by Jacob E. Mastered by Brandan Hoffman. <ore info at: http://www.jacobechord.bandcamp.com]

[Jacob E.chord plays the Songbird Sessions at The Mockingbird Lounge, at 204 Orchard St. KCK, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 8:00 PM presented by http://www.manorrecords.com]

11:31

Record Store Day on Saturday, April 23, 2022

Brothers Music, 5812 Johnson Dr., Mission, KS (913)-766-3869
https://www.brothersmusickc.com

FM Music Vintage Sounds, 206 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, MO
https://www.facebook.com/FMMUSICNKC

GotWhatYouLike 11539 Hickman Mills dr. KC MO. One exit from the Grandview triangle.
http://www.gotwhatulikerecords.com/

It’s A Beautiful Day, 3916 Broadway Blvd Kansas City, MO 64111 (816)-931-6169
https://www.facebook.com/ItsaBeautifulDayKc

Josey Records, 1814 Oak St., Kansas City, MO (816)-283-8452
https://www.joseyrecords.com

Love Garden Sounds, 822 Massachusetts Ave Lawrence, KS (785)-843-1551
http://lovegardensounds.com

Manor Records, 401 N 6th St, Kansas City, KS
http://manorrecords.com/

Mills Record Company, 4045 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO (816)-960-3775
https://millsrecordcompany.com

Prospero’s Books & Media 1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO (816)-531-9673
http://prosperosbookstore.com

Records With Merritt, 1617 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO (816)-585-7366
https://recordswithmerritt.com

Revolution Records, 1830 Locust St., Kansas City, MO
http://www.revolutionrecordskc.com

Vinyl Underground at 7th Heaven, 7621 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO (816)-361-9555
https://7thheavenkc.com/department/record-store-in-kansas-city/

Vinyl Heaven, 7544 Floyd St., Overland Park, KS (913)-499-7442
https://www.vinylheavenkc.com

Vinyl Renaissance & Audio, 9038 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS (888) 433-6439) /(913) 962-0014 https://vinylren.com

  1. Prince – “We March”
    from: The Gold Experience / Warner Bros., NPG / September 26, 1995
    [The Gold Experience is the seventeenth studio album by American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Prince. It was credited to his stage name at the time, an unpronounceable symbol (shown on the album cover), also known as the “Love Symbol”. // The album was produced entirely by Prince and released on September 26, 1995, by NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records. The album charted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top R&B Albums.The singles “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, “I Hate U”, and “Gold” charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at numbers 3, 12, and 88 respectively. // The Gold Experience sold 500,000 copies in the United States and peaked at number six on the Billboard 200, failing to meet the record label’s commercial expectations. According to biographer Jason Draper, it may have undersold because Prince was losing touch with younger listeners and also because his contractual dispute with Warner Bros. Records overshadowed the album’s promotion, which he had done well before it was released. // Nonetheless, The Gold Experience was a success with critics. Melody Maker called it Prince’s best record in years, while Vibe said it was his best since Sign o’ the Times in 1987. In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau wrote that it showcased not only the unbridled artistry displayed on his other records but also “a renewal. It’s as sex-obsessed as ever, only with more juice—’Shhh’ and ‘319’ especially pack the kind of porno jolt sexy music rarely gets near and hard music never does.” He believed its best songs, specifically “Endorphinmachine” and “P Control”, “funk and rock as outrageously and originally as anything he’s ever recorded”. Jon Pareles was less enthusiastic in The New York Times, finding most of the songs to be minor successes and calling it “a proficient album, not a startling one; most of its songs are variations and retreads of previous Prince efforts.” // The Gold Experience was voted the 30th best album of 1995 in the Pazz & Jop, an annual poll of American critics published by The Village Voice. Christgau, the poll’s supervisor, ranked it 10th best in his own year-end list. In a retrospective review, Keith Harris from Blender cited The Gold Experience as the best album Prince recorded in the 1990s, “a mix of newly stripped-down funk and delicate balladry that reasserts his dynamic range”.// Several people speculated that the song “Billy Jack Bitch” was written about a Minneapolis Star Tribune gossip columnist known as “CJ”. Prince denied the song was about the columnist when CJ herself interviewed him.

[On Record Store Day on Saturday, April 23, 2022, The Gold Experience will be reissued for Record Store Day 2022. The scheduled reissue is a replica of the original translucent gold expanded, limited promo album from 1995. This is the first time the complete album will be reissued following the legal battle over “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”. ]

10:37 – Underwriting

11:39 – Interview with Chad Brothers

Chad Brothers grew up on a small family farm outside of Winfield, KS, where he developed a love for music and listening to radio while spending long days on a tractor working in the fields. He attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. It was there where he also logged hours as a late night DJ on campus radio station The Wildcat 91.9. He is a veteran of the Kansas City and Lawrence music communities performing music for over 28 years and operating a home recording studio out of his basement.. Chad is a guitarist, singer songwriter, musician, visual artist, and producer. Chad Brothers plays in the bands: Old Sound, Super Massive Blackholes, and Shapiro Brothers with his wife, Mikal Shapiro who also records and performs as a solo artist and with Monta At Odds. Chad has also collaborated with Howard Iceberg and The Titanics, Danny McGaw, Scotty Stanton and The Butter Band, Alexis Barclay, and Chris Hudson. Chad Brothers joined KKFI as Chief Operator & Traffic Coordinator in August 2019.

Chad Brothers thank you for being our guest on WMM

(Some of) The Chad Brothers Discography:

Supermassive Black Holes –SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES– 5-track EP– Feb 25, 2012

Wells The Traveler – ONE FOR THE DEAMERS – 14-track album – August 23, 2013

Old Sound – RAIN FOLLOWS THE PLOW – 13-song album March 25, 2014

Wells The Traveler – BUILD IT UP Independent / 2014

Mikal Shapiro – THE MUSICAL – 10-track album – April 15, 2015

Shapiro Brothers – SHAPIRO BROTHERS – 8-track album -November 3, 2016

Old Sound – AN OLD SOUND CHRISTMAS – 7-track album – November 28, 2017

Hermanos Brothers – COVERS – 15-track album – March 20, 2018
(recorded by Howard Iceberg & Chad Brothers)

Mikal Shapiro – THE MUSICAL II – 11-track album – May 26, 2018

Chris Hudson & Chad Brothers – PREMONITION SCENES – April 23, 2019

Howard Iceberg & The Titanics – KANSAS CITY SONGS Vol. 3 – 12-track album – June 10, 2020

Old Sound – DELUGE – 12-track album – October 16, 2020

Hermanos Brothers – ABSENTEE BALLADS – 15-track album – November 25, 2020
(recorded by Howard Iceberg, Chad Brothers, Julie Bates, and Andrew Morris.)

11:44

  1. Old Sound – “Weight on Our Minds”
    from: Rain Follows The Plow / Independent / March 25, 2014
    [Greg Herrenbruck ~ Bass & Vocals; Grady Keller ~ Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals; Chad Brothers ~ Acoustic Guitar & Vocals. Recorded and produced by Phil Wade at his studio: Alluvial Fan. ]

[Shapiro Brothers play The Black Box, 1060 Union Avenue, Kansas City, 64101, in The West Bottoms on Thursday, April 21, at 8:00 PM. Proof of vaccination and a mask required for entry to all Black Box events.]

Chad Brothers thank you for being our guest on WMM

11:54

  1. Daisy Buckët – “Stars Are Blind”
    from: Pansy / Independent / July 25, 2017
    [Executive Producer: Spencer Brown & Amy Hull. Co-Producer: Michael Wood. Album Concept & Design: Brandon Shelton. Photography: Vixen Pin-Up Photography. All tracks recorded at Sound 81 Productions, Kansas City, Missouri. Mixing & Engineering: Justin Wilson. Music/Lyrics: Fernando Garibay, Sheppard Solomon & Ralph McCarthy. Vocals: Daisy Buckët; Guitar: Jeff Freling; Drums: Brian Steever; Bass: Rick Willoughby; Organ: Ken Lovern; Tenor Saxophone: James Isaac. Spencer Brown is a professional actor, singer, spokesmodel, super hero, and has appeared at The Unicorn Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The KC Fringe, Union Station, The Folly Theatre, Off Center Theatre, Just Off Broadway Theatre. Since 2008 Spencer has toured internationally and recorded several albums as a member of the acclaimed The Kinsey Sicks, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. Voted 2021 Best Drag Artist by readers of The Pitch Magazine.]

[Daisy Buckët performs “The Love Witch” Thursday, April 21, at 8:00 PM, at The Black Box, 1060 Union Avenue, Kansas City, 64101, in The West Bottoms. This is a fundraiser for AIDSWalk Kansas City! Proof of vaccination and a mask required for entry to all Black Box events. VIP Meet & Greet Begins at 7:00. General admission doors open at 7:30. Show starts at 8:00 PM.]

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

Next week on Wednesday, April 27 we welcome back to the show Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records and the band: Freight Train Rabbit Killer. Freight Train Rabbit Killer will be releasing their new album, HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT on April 30, 2022 on vinyl

from Haymaker Records who write: “The album was recorded during the Hammer of Judgment Recording Sessions back in April 2019. Yes, it took 3 years for this album to be released. There were hurdles along the way, from pressing plant delays to global pandemics – but here we are and it’s totally worth the wait. The Hammer of Judgment recording session was a one-of-a-kind pseudo-live studio album, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans experiencing the recording process first-hand with all of the bells and whistles of a professional recording studio (isolated tracking, overdubs, post-production mixing, etc.). Thanks to GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri for the studio access and engineering work and Andrew Crowley of Organica Recording for the engineering, mixing, and mastering. The album will be released on black vinyl as well as a limited run of 200 copies on blue vinyl.” More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

Also next week we welcome Guest DJ Scott Jolley

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

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