WMM Playlist from August 17, 2022

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Kelly Hunt & The Songcraft Sessions + Lazy Projector + Lacey Gronniger of Dreamgirl

  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]
Stephanie Williams and Katy Guillen
  1. Katy Guillen & The Drive – “Bottom of Your Belly”
    from: ANOTHER ONE GAINED / Katy Guillen Music / August 19, 2022
    [This is the third single from their upcoming album, ANOTHER ONE GAINED produced by Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Heartless Bastards, Ray LaMontagne) at Invisible Creature Studio in Los Angeles. This is a follow up to their second single “Discoloration” (released June 24, 2022) and their first single, “Set In Stone” (released May 24. 2022) is brimming with vibrant textures, fuzzy electric guitars, and warm vocals. “Set In Stone” marked the beginning of a major life transition for Katy Guillen (pronounced Ghee-En). Written shortly after her longtime band announced their final show, she was struggling to find the next step in her career and personal life, while longing for a past sense of stability. “The song’s vigorous structure and deliberate rhythms convey that feeling of defeat and darkness, but with a sense of resolution and surrender through the guitar solo – a favorite moment on the record for me,” explains Katy. “While it started on shaky ground, coming out on the other side meant starting over and building something new.”It is a taste of what’s to come on their full-length debut album ANOTHER ONE GAINED (due August 19, 2022), a memoir of growth and reawakening by way of heart-wrenching transition and change – loss of her long-time band, end of a romantic relationship and finding herself amidst it all. “Set In Stone” premiered earlier this week on Guitar Girl Magazine. Katy Guillen & The Drive – Katy Guillen (guitar and vocals) and Stephanie William (drums) – dropped their first EP, Dream Girl, right before the 2020 lockdown, leaving them without opportunities to perform live. In their basement rehearsal space, they spent the year learning home recording and pre-production techniques, gradually crafting a collection of songs from the ground up. The following April, they took the demos to producer/engineer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Heartless Bastards, Ray LaMontagne) at Invisible Creature Studio in Los Angeles. From their work with Ratterman emerged a batch of 15 songs. At the end of 2021, the band released the four-track Battles EP, offering listeners a darker, more simmering edge to their impelling indie-rock sound. Ten more would comprise Another One Gained, the full-length debut due August 19, 2022. Previously Katy Guillen & The Drive released BATTLES EP on December 17, 2021, Recorded at Invisible Creature Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Engineered and mixed by Kevin Ratterman. Produced by Kevin Ratterman, Katy Guillen, and Stephanie Williams. Mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, KY. All songs written by Katy Guillen and Stephanie Williams. Katy Guillen on vocals, guitar, bass, & keyboards.. Stephanie Williams on drums & percussion. Additional keys and programming by Kevin Ratterman. Album design and photography by Morgan Jones. This is a follow up to Katy Guillen & The Drive’s 7-song EP DREAM GIRL, released March 20, 2020. Katy Guillen & The Drive, is a project dedicated to Guillen’s songwriting that is founded on the creative spark and chemistry between Katy Guillen & Stephanie Williams. With Guillen on guitar & vocals and Williams on drums, the two sculpt a sound that recalls bands like Led Zeppelin, The Bangles, and Band of Skulls. In 2012, Guillen & Williams formed Katy Guillen and The Girls, and began to build a foundation of touring and recording that carried them through six years and produced three full-length albums: Katy Guillen & the Girls, Heavy Days, and Remember What You Knew Before. Between 2012 and 2018, they traveled the United States extensively, performed at the International Montreal Jazz Festival, toured Sweden, and supported major acts like The Doobie Brothers, Robin Trower, and Heartless Bastards. In these 6 years playing together, Guillen & Williams created a dynamic, sound informed by Guillen’s mesmerizing, emotive guitar style and poignant arrangements, and an equally captivating live show that showcased Williams’ technical, melodic style, resulting in a powerful on-stage chemistry. In addition to the compelling synergy formed by years of playing together, the two developed a method of working together on Guillen’s songs that only deepened their artistic connection, propelling them to forge a path to a new plateau in their music. KG & The Drive push ahead with a melodic, heavy, and soulful sound while maintaining the edge of the artist’s rock ‘n’ roll and blues roots. Katy Guillen joined us on WMM on March 18, 2020. More info at: http://www.katyguillenmusic.com]

Katy Guillen & The Drive remaining U.S. TOUR DATES
AUG 19 / DAVENPORT, IA @ Alternating Currents Festival
AUG 20 / LINCOLN, NE @ The Zoo Bar
AUG 26 / KANSAS CITY, MO @ Knuckleheads
AUG 27 / DES MOINES, IA @ xBk Live

  1. The Black Creatures – “The Weight of Worth”
    from: By Thy Hand / Center Cut Records / August 12, 2022
    [The albun follows their last singles: “Criminal” on June 24, 2022, “Loud For Nothin” on May 27, 2022, and “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. // 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 in 2020 and named Album Of The Year from The Pitch Magazine. // 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.” // 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.”]

[Charlotte Street Foundation announced that the recipients of the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Awards are The Black Creatures and Calvin Arsenia Scott.]

[The Black Creatures play Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, August 27, 2022]

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 – Album, 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 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], June 11, 2021
The Black Creatures – “FRIENDS” – Single/Video [Center Cut], September 17, 2021
The Black Creatures – “Loud 4 Nothin” – Single/Video [Center Cut], May 27, 2022
The Black Creatures – “Criminal” – Single/Video [Center Cut], July 8, 2022
The Black Creatures – “BY THY HAND” – Album [Center Cut], August 12, 2022
https://www.theblackcreatures.com/

Mensa Deathsquad
  1. Mensa Deathsquad – “Starlight”
    from: “Starlight” – Single / Gran Cavalera / July 11, 2022
    [ The ongoing creative engine of Kansas City-based darkwave artist Brandon Phillips – the soft human center of Mensa Deathsquad writes: “Mensa Deathsquad is fundamentally about two things, Dark dance music optimized for sweaty catharsis and the most ragged, unpolished emotional honesty I can bring.” On June 13, 2022 Mensa Deathsquad released the single “Come Say Hello.”On April 12, 2022 Mensa Deathsquad released the 14-track album, YOU WILL HEAR THUNDER, Written, performed and produced by Mensa Deathsquad. Mastered at Element Recording and Mastering. Brandon Phillips of Mensa Deathsquad, writes: “By the time I wrote Chin Up Eyes Wide Open,” (second single from YOU WILL HEAR THUNDER) I was just this little emotional soap bubble, exploding in slow motion. I felt safe in my own skin for the first time in a really long time. This is part of trauma recovery – early on there is this identity crisis that starts in your bone marrow and extends outward into the far reaches of the galaxy and it takes a lot of effort to find yourself again in all that messy tissue and ice cold vastness. By some quirk of luck, I bumped into myself by chance when a friend made a joke about my being exactly her “tall, thin and emotionally unavailable” type. To which I shot back, “Babe, all I am is emotionally available. I am skin and emotions.” Boom. There I was, hiding in plain sight. So “Chin Up, Eyes Wide Open” is a song about my deciding to live that punch line and to just fully embody “skin and emotions” and to never mask that version of myself again. It’s a song about showing up for yourself in all your flawed, fucked up glory.” “Chin Up, Eyes Wide Open” is a follow up to “Light” released November 16, 2021. Brandon Phillips writes, “The electronic music that I daydream about, always has that Stooges layer of dirt and shop grease on it. That’s what I want.” Follow up to CYCLIST, the second album from Mensa Deathsquad released February 23, 2021. The cyclist was released with these notes: Brandon Phillips laid in a Kansas City hospital through the winter of 2019-2020 as his own album release (the unintentionally but appropriately named Patient Zero by his alt-synthwave band Mensa Deathsquad) passed by in the outside world. The first tracks from his debut album Patient Zero were premiering and, chained to a Luciferian merry-go-round of post-operative infections, Brandon strained through the pharmaceutical blur to do promotion for his record, emailing editors and scraping together the necessary pieces they needed. Since his surgery a month prior had gone sideways, and the time, energy, and planning for things like photos, videos and shows had been blown to smithereens, all he had left to look forward to beyond the IVs and the machines that go “ping” was this premiere and the street date. And then came COVID-19, like a rogue wave, to finish off the aimless Mensa Deathsquad sailboat. // But Brandon didn’t die and the boat didn’t sink. As the squall receded and the wanton eye of cruel gods passed over him, Brandon clung to the boat and swore revenge… // As the aphorism goes, “revenge is sweet” and thus Brandon and his Mensa Deathsquad will have the triumphant last laugh. Holed up in the spare bedroom of his apartment in Kansas City with an open wound in his abdomen, two surgical drains, and a severely compromised immune system, Brandon slipped back into his Mensa Deathsquad persona and began working on what would become his newest full length album, Cyclist. // The music that emerged from Brandon’s isolation and illness is a raw, nearly garage-rock take on darkwave and a perfect continuation of what he had begun on Patient Zero. Launching with the one-two punch of electro-punk noir in “Nothing Is Ever Enough” and “Therapist” before the pounding synth-rock of “The Disappointment Of The Christ,” Brandon fixes his furious eyes upon the provocative hypocrisy and violence that results from American Christianity. // A heady package of nudge nudges and intellectual ruminations (a trademark of Brandon’s past as a smartpunk upstart in such seminal bands as The Gadjits and Architects), Cyclist carries both a powerful music punch, a cultural rummaging through pop culture, and a run through his ever-evolving intellect. A knowing wink to fans of the seminal vampire flick The Lost Boy, “Join Us, Michael” is at once a seething appraisal of a world scorched and defiled by an older generation and a musical love letter to that pivotal ‘80s vampire movie soundtrack. “Leap Year (Chaos Reigns)” which began as a Siouxsie & the Banshees-inspired jam serves as Cyclist’s true north – the story of a drug-fueled wrinkle in time that brought the entire cyclical nature of existence into visibility one fateful night. “End Of The World” is dance-floor nihilist electro-rock blending angular post-punk guitar with the nostalgia of neon synths and electroclash drums, while “Takes One To Know One” slowly approaches the thunderstorm of toxic relationships, soulful vocals, tech house kick drums, and grimey-as-hell bass. // As a fitting conclusion to the tour de force through his psyche, Cyclist closes with yet another two-track charge, the swaggering post-electro sneer at celebrity social media, “Famous” followed by the throbbing Giorgio Moroder-via-Tech House cover of Iggy Pop’s classic “The Passenger.” “It was important to me that I cover ‘The Passenger’ as a letter of intent.” Says Brandon. “The electronic music that I daydream about, always has that Stooges layer of dirt and shop grease on it. That’s what I wanted for Cyclist.” The result is a triumph over the storm, as Mensa Deathsquad sails, unvanquished, into victory. More info at: https://mensadeathsquad.bandcamp.com or https://facebook.com/MensaDeathsquad.%5D

[Mensa Deathsquad play miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd. KCMO, on Thursday, August 18, 2022 with Biff Knarly & The Reptilians, and All For Nothing].

Kadesh Flow
  1. Kadesh Flow – “Party Thoughts (Radio Edit) (feat. Jessica Paige)”
    from: Otaku Moods EP / Ryan Davis / January 25, 2019
    [Kadesh Flow is Ryan Davis is a rapper with an MBA. At age 11, he began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. His music has been featured on network television in multiple countries and territories across Southeast Asia. Locally, Kadesh can be found rocking solo hip hop sets, laying down bone bars with KC funk juggernaut The Phantastics, or jamming with Marcus Lewis Big Band.] [On July 1, 2022 Kadesh Flow released the single, “Away from You”.Kadesh tells us “I’ve been a little quiet from a release standpoint because I’ve been scoring a feature length film.” “This song is… inspired by Eren Yeager and his tragic, brutal journey in Attack on Titan but is also deeply personal to me. There’s a lot of current world problem glazing that I’m doing on it as well.” “Also, June 30 marks five years since I left my financial tech career to pursue my performing and recording artist career full time. I’m releasing this on July 1st, partially in celebration of that milestone.” This is one of over 23 new singles Kadesh Flow has released in the last 18 months: This is a follow up to “Move Different (feat. Gr3s0n)” with lyrics by Kadesh Flow & Gr3ys0n. Music by Kadesh Flow. Mixing: Kadesh Flow. Mastering: Kadesh Flow and was released on January 21, 2022. The year before, Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Soft Side,” on Jan. 21, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Assumptions feat. Shubzilla,” on Jan. 29, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Frosty,” on February 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Cry For Me 2,” February 12, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Not on My Watch,” on February 19, 2021, Inspired by Lord Beerus (Dragonball Super). Kadesh Flow released, “Held Me Longer,” on Marc written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Your Dream Isn’t Always Yours,” on March 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Forgot About Me,” on March 14, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Take Backs (feat. Ryan Heinlein),” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “But Hope” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single, “I Don’t Care” on April 9, 2021, written, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by D. Professor. Kadesh Flow released the single, “That Way” on April 16, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow, and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Saunders. Kadesh Flow released the new single, “So Far” on April 23, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “On Target” on April 30, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single ”Lighten Up”on May 7, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single “Elegant” on May 21, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 16th single the year, so far. Kadesh Flow released the 13-track album ROOM SERVICE 2, on July 19, 2021. Kadesh Flow released the single “Coming For Your Neck” on August 20, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 17th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Easy” on August 27, 2021. Written, Produced, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. This is his 18th single the year. Kadesh Flow released the single “Fiend” on Sept. 4, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by Dominique Sanders. This is his 19th single the year. le, “Gardens Out The Gutter” on Dec. 3, 2021. This is one of 22 singles and a 13 track album that Kadesh Flow has released so far this year. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “CHOICE (The Cost)” on December 17, 2021. Written, Performed, Mixed & Mastered: Kadesh Flow. Instrumental: Dominique Sanders. This is one of 22 singles and a 13 track album that Kadesh Flow has released so far this year. Kadesh Flow is Ryan Davis is a rapper with an MBA. He is an emcee, producer, & trombonist. At age 11, he began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. His music has been featured on network television in multiple countries and territories across Southeast Asia. Kadesh performs as a solo hip hop artist. He also plays with The Phantastics, and Marcus Lewis Big Band. Kadesh Flow played the 17th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 11, as part of Deshica Rage (with Kadesh Flow & Jessica Paige) at 10:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park. Kadesh Flow was on WMM on Oct. 21, 2020. More info at: http://www.kadeshflow.com ]

[Kadesh Flow plays The Ship, 1221 Union Ave – West Bottoms of KCMO with Jessica Paige and Friendly Thieves (which is Sam Wells’ new band) and DJ Skittlez (who is an awesome newer lady DJ who also sings (she’s doing background vocals on Kadesh Fkow’s “Future Ex” single). ]

Jessica Paige
Kris Bruders
  1. Kris Bruders – “Butterflies and Turpentine”
    from: “Butterflies and Turpentine” / Kris Bruders / August 24, 2022
    [One of many new songles Kris Briders has recently recorded with friends and collaborators. Kris Bruders is also performing with a new band called, Copper Threading, that Kris describes as ”that sweet sound of that old family harmony of Havilah Bruders and Kenese Cartwright right next to the trains with the beautiful upright bass sound of Brandon Day and the sweet sounds of a mandolin by Corey Clark and yours truly.” Many Kansas City music fans know Kristopher Bruders for his great work with band, Cadillac Flambé with your wife vocalist and keyboardist, Havilah Bruders. Kristopher Brudersis also one half of Freight Train Rabbit Killer with Mark Smeltzer. Kristopher Bruders is a beautiful, peaceful gentleman and then we turn on the microphone and are blown away by the power of the voice, truly reminding me of a far away train, getting closer in the middle of a cold dark night. Freight Train Rabbit Killer, a musical duet made up of Kristopher Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer). Described as “Apocalyptic Roots” or “Doom Blues” their intense and riveting live shows are accompanied by suits and masks. Freight Train Rabbit Killer released their album, HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT on April 30, on vinyl from Haymaker Records. 3 years in the making, there were hurdles along the way, from pressing plant delays to global pandemics.”The album was recorded during the Hammer of Judgment Recording Sessions back in April 2019, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans joining the band in the studio, experiencing the recording process first-hand with all of the bells and whistles of GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri for the engineering work and studio access and a previous collaborator, Andrew Crowley of Organica Recording for engineering, mixing, and mastering.” HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT is the band’s 2nd full-length album.
Ivory Blue
  1. Ivory Blue – “Red Light”
    from: “Red Light” – Single / Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing / July 29, 2022
    [It was recently announced that Ivory Blue will be co-managed by Vicky Hamilton who is based out of Los Angeles, California Ivory Blue released their debut full length album COMPOUND LOVE on February 25, 2022 through Sound Ballistics & Publishing. Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing of Atlanta GA on August 18, 2021. This company is managing Ivory and handling all of their publishing. For COMPOUND LOVE Ivory served as songwriter, producer, vocalist and played all instruments with the exception of: Lester Estelle on drums, Klaartje Van Lue on piano, Craig Kew on bass, Lennon Bone on drums, and Marco Pascolini on pedal steel guitar. Nick Poortman served in mixing, with Kurt Festge who also served in mixing & Mastering. KC based singer songwriter and rock & roller, Ivory Blue is currently in the studio putting together a new full length 10-song album called “Compound Love” for release in 2022. Ivory Blue’s debut EP, Ready Get Set was released in June 2015 and had wide radio airplay on this show and multiple radio and television stations in Kansas City and across the country. In 2017 Ivory was among 1800 bands that competed in neXt2Rock. Ivory won local & regional challenges and advanced to nationals in Los Angeles to win the top prize. Ivory Blue has played Crossroads Music Festival, The Middle of the Map Festival, The Westport Roots Festival, the KCPT Screening of “Real Boy” at The Kansas City Public Library., and Kauffman Stadium. // Ivory Blue was born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, as Devin James Miclettet. Ivory’s birth mother put them up for adoption at the age of four. Ivory speaks about how it was difficult to find trust in people offering their home to someone denied it for so long, Ivory lived with eight different families. before running away at 15. // Ivory has talked with us about how in their life they have turned to music to express pain. Ivory spent most of their childhood looking for a family. In 2010 Klaartje Van Lue saw Ivory performing in a YouTube video and contacted them, flying them Ivory KC, and adopting Ivory into the Van Lue family. During the past 10 years Ivory came out as “Non-Binary Transgender. // As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics. // By 2013, IVORY BLUE was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP ‘Ready Get Set’ was released. in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017. Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge (producer), Ivory Blue won over the judges and became the grand prize winner! Ivory Ivory won the contest and a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of ‘Ready Get Set’ undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks. For their upcoming album, IVORY BLUE is producing all the tracks with the exception of Drums and Bass. Ivory is currently working with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass) KC, Kurt Festge (Mastering | Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes) NC. and Nick Poortman (LA based Los Angeles based Producer, Engineer, Mixer, and Songwriter) Nick has worked alongside producers including Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver on sessions throughout the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand. // On August 18th 2021 Ivory Blue signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing out of Atlanta GA. // Ivory released the singles: “Elite Dreamland,” on Feb. 17, 2021, “Half a Life” on Sept. 20, 2021. Ivory Blue released the video of “Family Table” directed by Mikal Shapiro, on August 21, 2021 and the audio track was released on September 7, 2021. Ivory Blue released the single “Good Changes” on Oct 26, 2021. Ivory Blue released the singles: “Heavy,” “Bad Weather,” “It Must Have Been Me,” “Compound Love,” and “The Start” on December 14, 2021. Ivory Blue joined us on WMM on November 10, September 15, and July 28, in 2021. More info at: https://linktr.ee/ivorybluemusic%5D

[Ivory Blue plays Crossroads Music Festival, Saturday, August 27]

10:28 – Underwriting

  1. Kelly Hunt – “Nothin’ On My Mind”
    from: Even The Sparrow / Rare Bird Records / May 17, 2019
    [The daughter of an opera singer and a saxophonist, Kelly Hunt was raised in Memphis, TN, and grew up performing other people’s works through piano lessons, singing in choirs, and performing theater. “It was a very creative, artistic household,” says Hunt. During her teenage years, influenced by musical inspirations as diverse as Norah Jones, Rachmaninov, and John Denver, she began writing her own songs on the piano as a creative outlet. After being introduced to the banjo in college while studying French and visual arts, Hunt began to develop her own improvised style of playing, combining old-time picking styles with the percussive origins of the instrument. “I’m self-taught, I just started letting the songs dictate what needed to be there,” she says. “I heard a rhythm in a song that I wanted to execute, so I figured out how to do it on the drum head while still being able to articulate certain notes in one motion.” After college, Hunt followed a rambling path that took her through careers in acting, graphic design, traditional French bread making, and medicine, all the while making music as a private endeavor. “I wanted to get serious about a responsible career choice, but music kept bubbling up. I was writing a lot and playing a lot and started to not be satisfied just playing to my walls of my room.” After moving to Kansas City and discovering her mysterious Depression-era tenor banjo, Hunt began recording Even The Sparrow in Kansas City alongside collaborator Stas’ Heaney and engineer Kelly Werts. “It took almost two years to record,” she says, “learning how to let the songs dictate the production.” Having finally come to light, the album displays Hunt’s penchant for masterful storytelling and intriguing arrangement, as researched and complex as they are memorable, punctuated by her articulate melodies and a well-enunciated and creative command of lyrical delivery infused with deft emotional communication. While reminiscent of modern traditionalists such as Gillian Welch–a number of her songs even borrow titles and phrasing from traditional American music (“Back to Dixie,” “Gloryland”)–Even The Sparrow reveals an ineffable quality that hovers beyond the constraints of genre, à la Anais Mitchell and Patty Griffin. In “The Men of Blue & Grey,” what begins as a Reconstruction-era ballad about the repurposing of Civil War glass plate negatives in a greenhouse roof soon becomes a meditation on the hope that growth and life may one day be able to emerge from the ruins of suffering and haunting of violence. “Across The Great Divide” turns an otherwise traditional accounting of spurned love into a philosophical epic of the ethics of forgiveness and freedom, evoking the ideas of Søren Kierkegaard and Walt Whitman.] [Kelly Hunt’s EVEN THE SPARROW was in the TOP TEN of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019.]

[Kelly Hunt plays The SongCraft Sessions, a 4-part series with monthly shows through September, at The Rino, 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City. On Thursday, August 25, at 7:30K PM, Kelly welcomes Kristin Hamilton and Kasey Rausch. More information at http://www.therinokc.com]

Kelly Hunt

10:34 – Interview with Kelly Hunt

Kansas City singer-songwriter & banjo player Kelly Hunt paints stories as old and offbeat as her Depression-era tenor banjo, reimagining traditions of folk, country & old-time music in a style that hovers beyond the constraints of genre à la Anaïs Mitchell & Gillian Welch. Hunt’s debut album, Even The Sparrow, was released in May 2019 and named as a finalist for the International Folk Music Awards “Album of the Year.” It was also in the Top Ten of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. Her upcoming sophomore album, Ozark Symphony, was recorded with Grammy-winning musician & producer Dirk Powell and is slated for release in late 2022. Kelly joins us to share details about Season 2 of her collaborative performance series, The SongCraft Sessions, a 4-part series with monthly shows through September, at The Rino, 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City. On Thursday, August 25, at 7:30K PM, Kelly welcomes Kristin Hamilton and Kasey Rausch. More information at http://www.therinokc.com

The daughter of an opera singer and a saxophonist, Kelly Hunt was raised in Memphis, TN, and grew up performing other people’s works through piano lessons, singing in choirs, and performing theater. “It was a very creative, artistic household,” says Hunt. During her teenage years, influenced by musical inspirations as diverse as Norah Jones, Rachmaninov, and John Denver, she began writing her own songs on the piano as a creative outlet.

After being introduced to the banjo in college while studying French and visual arts, Hunt began to develop her own improvised style of playing, combining old-time picking styles with the percussive origins of the instrument. “I’m self-taught, I just started letting the songs dictate what needed to be there,” she says. “I heard a rhythm in a song that I wanted to execute, so I figured out how to do it on the drum head while still being able to articulate certain notes in one motion.”

After college, Hunt followed a rambling path that took her through careers in acting, graphic design, traditional French bread making, and medicine, all the while making music as a private endeavor. “I wanted to get serious about a responsible career choice, but music kept bubbling up. I was writing a lot and playing a lot and started to not be satisfied just playing to my walls of my room.”

After moving to Kansas City and discovering her mysterious Depression-era tenor banjo, Hunt began recording Even The Sparrow in Kansas City alongside collaborator Stas’ Heaney and engineer Kelly Werts. “It took almost two years to record,” she says, “learning how to let the songs dictate the production.”

Having finally come to light, the album displays Hunt’s penchant for masterful storytelling and intriguing arrangement, as researched and complex as they are memorable, punctuated by her articulate melodies and a well-enunciated and creative command of lyrical delivery infused with deft emotional communication.

Kansas City Folk/Americana singer-songwriter & banjo player Kelly Hunt shares details about Season 2 of her collaborative performance series “The SongCraft Sessions,” hosted by The Rino, 314 Armour Road in North Kansas City, and sponsored by Kissick Construction.

Kelly conceived of this series as a laboratory for testing out new songs and arrangement ideas, joining creative forces with fellow local and touring musicians, and building local community around a shared love of original live music. “I’ve been craving an experimental stage,” she says, “a free-spirited performance space which offers songwriters a unique sounding board for new ideas and invites the audience into the creative process in a way that transcends the limitations of a traditional performance setting.”

Thurs. 8/25: Kasey Rausch + Kristin & Lucy Hamilton. Tickets are $10 and are available for advance purchase at therinokc.com Doors: 7 pm // Show: 7:30 pm

10:43

Kristin Hamilton
  1. Kristin Hamilton – “Bittersweet Flowers”
    from: Touch Of Blue / Kristin Hamilton / April 23, 2022
    [Writien by Kristin Hamilton-Kristin Hamilton on lead vocal & acoustic guitar, Jessica Salleyon drums, Greg Gagnon on double bass, Wurlitzer, Telecaster. Produced by Greg Gagnon – ShapeNote Studios. Mastered by Joel Nanos – Element Recording. Kristin Hamilton released her debut album, TOUCH OF BLUE with a Special Album Release Concert, Sunday, May 1, at 6:00 PM, at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO. /// Kristin Hamilton’s Touch Of Blue is her debut solo album featuring her father, Rocky Cathcart, her two teens, Isaac and Lucy Gray Hamilton, her new band The Heat; comprised of Jessica Salley, Greg Gagnon, & Leah Sproul of Cowtown Country Club, and Devon Teran of The Timbers. This album also features special guest Chris Hudson of Gullywasher and members of Kristin’s former project Under The Big Oak Tree, Simon Fink, Jason Riley and Doug Ward.

[Kristin Hamilton plays Kelly Hunt’s SongCraft Sessions, a 4-part series with monthly shows through September, at The Rino, 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City. On Thursday, August 25, at 7:30 PM, Kelly welcomes Kristin Hamilton and Kasey Rausch. More information at http://www.therinokc.com]

10:47 – More Interview with Kelly Hunt

We are talking with Kansas City Folk/Americana singer-songwriter & banjo player Kelly Hunt who is sharing details about Season 2 of her collaborative performance series “The SongCraft Sessions,” hosted by The Rino, 314 Armour Road in North Kansas City, and sponsored by Kissick Construction.

Kelly conceived of this series as a laboratory for testing out new songs and arrangement ideas, joining creative forces with fellow local and touring musicians, and building local community around a shared love of original live music. “I’ve been craving an experimental stage,” she says, “a free-spirited performance space which offers songwriters a unique sounding board for new ideas and invites the audience into the creative process in a way that transcends the limitations of a traditional performance setting.”

Each session features a different local or touring songwriter and begins with a brief introduction and interview of the guest artist, followed by a 45 min. set of their original material. Between songs, songwriters are encouraged to tell the stories behind their songs and provide insights into their creative process. Then the guest artist joins Kelly for a 2-3 song collaborative set. Each session closes with a brief set by Kelly featuring new and re-worked material, as well as a cover request chosen from previous audience suggestions. Kelly will be joined for certain sessions by her long-time musical collaborator and touring partner, multi-instrumentalist Staś Heaney.

Tickets are $10 and are available for advance purchase at therinokc.com
Doors: 7 pm // Show: 7:30 pm

Season 2 lineup:
Thurs. 6/23: Brook Blanche (Wichita, KS)
Thurs. 7/21: Kris Bruders
Thurs. 8/25: Kasey Rausch + Kristin & Lucy Hamilton
Thurs. 9/29: Willi Carlisle (Fayetteville, AR)

Past guest songwriters include:
Sara Morgan
Una Walkenhorst
Simon Fink
Scott Hrabko
Forrest McCurren

Kelly Hunt thank you for being with us on WMM.

Kelly Hunt plays The SongCraft Sessions, a 4-part series with monthly shows through September, at The Rino, 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City. On Thursday, August 25, at 7:30K PM, Kelly welcomes Kristin Hamilton and Kasey Rausch. More information at http://www.therinokc.com

10:56

Kasey Rausch
  1. Kasey Rausch – “She Said Goodbye”
    from: “She Said Goodbye”-Single / Kasey Rausch / July 8, 2022
    [Written by Kasey Rausch who is also on vocals & acoustic guitar; Marco Pascolini on baritone guitar; Fred Wickham on electric guitar; Richard Burgess on electric bass; Sweet Matt Brahl on drums; Kelly Hunt on harmony vocals; and Kristin Hamilton on harmony vocals. Engineered and Mixed at Temple Sounds, Kansas City, MO by Brendan Moreland. Mastered at Oddio Hut, Shawnee, KS by Chad Meise. Spring 2022. Kasey says: ““I wrote “She Said Goodbye” as I was experiencing burn-out from the music industry. I quit touring in 2018 and almost entirely quit gigging in 2019. I took a job as a caregiver for a woman with Alzheimers and saw that through to her end-of-life. After some recuperation time for my heart, I began writing feverishly and slowly readied myself for studio work, preparing to record about 30 songs. I called on my longtime band mates in The Country Duo and The Naughty Pines, and two of my favorite vocalists and songwriters, who also happen to be dear friends, Kelly Hunt and Kristin Hamilton, and we made this lil’ gem of a recording happen with the talented engineer and co-producer, Brendan Moreland (Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys). The band mates and I have more music in the recording process and will be releasing songs throughout 2022 and beyond. The goal is not to make a record, but to catalog these songs for my family and have a heck of a good time enjoying the process – which includes getting back to playing live music. I’m ready and I’m falling in love with music again.” // Kasey Rausch (she/her/they) is a 5th generation musician, songwriter, former producer/host of River Trade Radio on KKFI 90.1FM and former host of “Campfire” on DittyTV. She plays live and records with multiple variations of the bands The Country Duo, Kasey & The Pines, and The Naughty Pines. Her roots can be found in the Kansas City area, the Missouri Ozarks, Winfield, Kansas (home of the Walnut Valley Festival), and deep Southeast Texas. She was featured with band mate Marco Pascolini as The Country Duo on the legendary Sun Studio Sessions TV show which aired across the US and Canada. No Depression called Rausch’s vocals “tender and intuitive.” Her third album, Guitar in Hand, debuted at #3 on the Roots Music Reporting charts and was voted one of the top three albums of the year by readers of The Pitch, KC’s entertainment guide. She was named 2016’s Best of the Northland (Artist), 2013’s Female Performer of the Year by The Farmer’s Turnpike on KMXN 92.9 FM, and has shared the stage with Joe Ely, Peter Rowan, Amy LaVere & Will Sexton, Roland White, William Elliot Whitmore, Gregory Alan Isokvo, Iris DeMent, Ray Bonneville, Kris Delmhorst, Justin Townes Earle, Tish Hinojosa, Jack Williams and many more. More information at: http://www.kaseyrausch.com or http://www.kaseyrausch.bandcamp.com]

[Kasey Rausch plays Kelly Hunt’s SongCraft Sessions, at The Rino, 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City. On Thursday, August 25, at 7:30 PM, More information at http://www.therinokc.com]

Kelly Hunt w/ Tell Pryor & Aaron Shinn of Lazy Projector on the August 17, 2022 edition of WMM on KKFI 90.1 FM.

11:00 – Station ID

Lazy Projector
  1. Lazy Projector – “Cruisin'”
    from: Future Fiction / Lazy Projector / August 19, 2022
    [Written and recorded by Lazy Projector. Aaron Shinn on guitars, vocals, keyboards; Adam Mcgill on bass guitar; Jordan Shinn on guitar, backing vocals. Lazy Projector released their single, “Hookworms” on April 2, 2021 and “Windows” on December 4, 2020. “Cruisin’”, ”Hookworms” and “Windows” will be featured on Lazy Projector’s upcoming album to be released in 2021. Lazy Projector released their debut album, “evoco” in 2018. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com]
Tell Pryor and Aaron Shinn of Lazy Projector

11:03 – Interview with Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor

Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor are members of the band, Lazy Projector, a Kansas City based indie rock group that currently consists of Aaron Shinn on vocals & guitar, Tell Pryor on guitar, Dustin Mott on drums, Luke Caddy on bass, and Jonny Ulasien on keyboards. Lazy Projector will be releasing their sophomore album, ‘Future Fiction’ on August 19, 2022. Lazy Projector will celebrate with an album release show at the Recordbar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, on Friday, August 26, with Mark Ronning, (playing a modular set), and No Magic (from Lawrence). Alex from the band Heads or Heads will be doing visuals and projections for the show. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com

Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor, Thank you for being with us again on WMM

Lazy Projector:
Aaron Shinn (vocals / guitar),
Tell Pryor (guitar),
Dustin Mott (drums),
Luke Caddy (bass), and
Jonny Ulasien (keys).

Lazy Projector influences include bands such as Spoon, Dr. Dog, Wilco, the National, Toro y Moi, Kevin Morby, and Big Thief, to name a few.

Wlazy Projector will be releasing their sophomore album, ‘Future Fiction’ on August 19 on all streaming services.

The album is 2+ years in the making with a majority recorded in our home studios.

The band began collecting ideas in late 2019 and started the recording process in early 2020, passing ideas back and forth from Aaron’s home studio and Tell’s.

The band’s first single ‘Windows’ was released in 2020, and ‘Hookworms’ and ‘Cruisin’ were released in 2021.

The album mixes a variety of time periods, with influences from the 50’s and 60’s to current. The album was self-produced and primarily engineered and mixed by Tell Pryor

11:12

  1. Lazy Projector – “Back When”
    from: Future Fiction / Lazy Projector / August 19, 2022
    [Written and recorded by Lazy Projector. Aaron Shinn on vocals & guitar, Tell Pryor on guitar, Dustin Mott on drums, Luke Caddy on bass, and Jonny Ulasien on keyboards. The album was over two years in the making, recorded at home studios, self-produced and engineered and mixed by Tell Pryor. Lazy Projector released their single, “Hookworms” on April 2, 2021 and “Windows” on December 4, 2020. “Cruisin’”, ”Hookworms” and “Windows” will be featured on Lazy Projector’s upcoming album to be released in 2021. Lazy Projector released their debut album, “evoco” in 2018. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com]

[Lazy Projector will celebrate with an album release show at the Recordbar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, on Friday, August 26, with Mark Ronning, (playing a modular set), and No Magic (from Lawrence). Alex from Heads or Heads will be doing visuals and projection. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com]

11:16 – More Interview with Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor

Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor are members of the band, Lazy Projector a Kansas City based Lazy Projector will celebrate with an album release show at the Recordbar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, on Friday, August 26, with Mark Ronning, (playing a modular set), and No Magic (from Lawrence). Alex from the band Heads or Heads will be doing visuals and projections for the show. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com

Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor, Thank you for being with us again on WMM

Lazy Projector currently consists of Aaron Shinn on vocals & guitar, Tell Pryor on guitar, Dustin Mott on drums, Luke Caddy on bass, and Jonny Ulasien on keyboards.

Lazy Projector will be releasing their sophomore album, ‘Future Fiction’ on August 19, 2022. The album was over two years in the making, recorded at home studios, self-produced and engineered and mixed by Tell Pryor.

Last year, Lazy Projector play the 17th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 11, at 9:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, 1628 Wyoming, one of FOUR OUTDOOR STAGES in the East Crossroads and West Bottoms with over 30 Bands. More info at http://www.cmfkc.co]

Aaron Shinn and Tell Pryor, Thank you for being with us again on WMM

Lazy Projector will celebrate with an album release show at the Recordbar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, on Friday, August 26, with Mark Ronning, (playing a modular set), and No Magic (from Lawrence). Alex from the band Heads or Heads will be doing visuals and projections for the show. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com

11:24

  1. Lazy Projector – “Call It A Name”
    from: Future Fiction / Lazy Projector / August 19, 2022
    [Written and recorded by Lazy Projector. Aaron Shinn on vocals & guitar, Tell Pryor on guitar, Dustin Mott on drums, Luke Caddy on bass, and Jonny Ulasien on keyboards. The album was over two years in the making, recorded at home studios, self-produced and engineered and mixed by Tell Pryor. Lazy Projector released their single, “Hookworms” on April 2, 2021 and “Windows” on December 4, 2020. “Cruisin’”, ”Hookworms” and “Windows” will be featured on Lazy Projector’s upcoming album to be released in 2021. Lazy Projector released their debut album, “evoco” in 2018. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com]

[Lazy Projector will celebrate with an album release show at the Recordbar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, on Friday, August 26, with Mark Ronning, (playing a modular set), and No Magic (from Lawrence). Alex from the band Heads or Heads will be doing visuals and projections for the show. More info at http://www.lazyprojector.com]

11:28 – Underwriting

Tell Pryor and Aaron Shinn of Lazy Projector and Lacey Gronniger of Dreamgirl on the August 17, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.
  1. Dreamgirl – “All You Wanna Do Is Dance”
    from: “All You Wanna Do Is Dance” – Single / Dreamgirl / October 30, 2020
    [Dreamgirl is a ‘dream-pop’ music group formed in St. Joseph, Missouri in 2013. Now based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and building off of the success of their breakout EP “Illuminaughty” (2015), Dreamgirl has released a full-length, self-titled LP and is currently working on a new EP. They have gained an impressive following. Up until the summer of 2018, they operated and managed themselves completely internally. Now they have partnered with Rogue Booking Agency. Dreamgirl has benefited massively from internet platforms like Spotify and Youtube. Members include: Lacey Hopkins on lead vocals, Grady Drugg on guitar, Skylar Smith on guitar Joe Gronniger on bass, Ian Dobyns on drums. This single is a follow up to their May 12,2021 Single “Sometimes” and their September 25, 2020 single release “All You Wanna Do Is Dance.”]

[Dreamgirl plays The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas, Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 PM with CD Ghost]

Lacey Gronniger of Dreamgirl on the August 17, 2022 edition of WMM on KKFI 90.1 FM.

11:33 – Interview with Lacey Gronniger

Lacey Gronniger is the lead singer of Dreamgirl and she joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Emerging from the vibrant KC music community, Dreamgirl formed in 2012 as a creative collaboration between Lacey Hopkins, Ian Dobyns, Skylar Smith, and Joe Gronniger. Dreamgirl’s early sound immediately got the attention of local music lovers. Drawing inspiration from Tennis, Cyndi Lauper and The Beach Boys – Lacey Hopkins’ breezy vocals play against a backdrop of shimmering guitars creating a dreamy nostalgic midwest sonic soundscape. Proudly and fiercely independent, their DIY approach resonates throughout their prolific back catalogue of EP’s and singles. In 2018 their self titled debut was released on their own imprint and in 2020 Dreamgirl returned to the studio and began recording new music set to release new music throughout 2021 and 2022. Info: http://www.dreamgirldreamworld.com

Lacey Gronniger, Thank you for being with us on WMM

Joe and Lacey Gronniger

Lacey Hopkins is now Lacey Gronniger

Dreamgirl formed in 2012 as a creative collaboration between Lacey Hopkins, Ian Dobyns, Skylar Smith, and Joe Gronniger.

Dreamgirl West Coast tour starts Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 PM at The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas, M with CD Ghost.

8/20 LAWRENCE
8/21 DENVER
8/24 VEGA$ (18+)
8/25 SAN DIEGO
8/26 SANTA ANA
8/27 LOS ANGELES
8/28 SAN FRANCISCO
8/29 BERKELEY
8/30 SACRAMENTO
9/1 PORTLAND (21+)
9/2 SEATTLE
9/3 BOISE
9/4 SALT LAKE CITY
9/5 FT COLLINS

Dreamgirl played Innovation Festival on Aug 6, at 3:50 PM, at Crown Center 2450 Grand BLVD

August 6 – Line Up – Main Stage Line Up
11:00 AM – Gates Open
11:50 AM – Caroline Blu
12:50 AM – The Cavves
1:50 PM – The Freedom Affair
2:50 PM – Whitehall
3:50 PM – Dreamgirl
4:50 PM – MellowPhobia
6:10 PM – Argonaut & Wasp
7:35 PM – The Regrettes
9:00 PM – The Greeting Committee

Lacey Gronniger, Thank you for being with us on WMM

Info: http://www.dreamgirldreamworld.com

11:48

Dreamgirl
  1. Dreamgirl – “Poolside”
    from: “Poolside” – Single / Dreamgirl / March 3, 2022
    [Dreamgirl is a ‘dream-pop’ music group formed in St. Joseph, Missouri in 2013. Now based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and building off of the success of their breakout EP “Illuminaughty” (2015), Dreamgirl has released a full-length, self-titled LP and is currently working on a new EP. They have gained an impressive following. Up until the summer of 2018, they operated and managed themselves completely internally. Now they have partnered with Rogue Booking Agency. Dreamgirl has benefited massively from internet platforms like Spotify and Youtube. Members include: Lacey Hopkins on lead vocals, Grady Drugg on guitar, Skylar Smith on guitar Joe Gronniger on bass, Ian Dobyns on drums. This single is a follow up to their May 12,2021 Single “Sometimes” and their September 25, 2020 single release “All You Wanna Do Is Dance.”]

[Dreamgirl plays The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, Kansas, Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 PM with CD Ghost]

Gemini Parks
  1. Gemini Parks – “Up All Night”
    from: “Up All Night” – Single / Gemini Parks / August 4, 2022
    [Gemini Parks (The Genre-Bending Funk Project of Kansas City Musician Josh Berwanger) Releases Debut Single and End Of Summer Party Banger “Up All Night” // “An infectious bit of sleazy dance pop in line with Beck and Gorillaz, synthesizers and funky bass lines weaving around jangling acoustic guitars and irresistible vocal hooks.”- Tuned Up // Josh Berwanger’s genre-blending funk punk project Gemini Parks is on a mission to make you dance. Recorded with Oklahoma producer Jarod Evans (Broncho, Flaming Lips) in 2021 at Blackwatch Studios, Berwanger later added Mitch Hewlit on drums and J-Swamp on bass. // Based in Kansas, Gemini Parks recently began playing shows and they just released their first single “Up All Night,” with monthly single drops to follow. // Berwanger says, “Up All Night” has some party vibes going on but lyrically it touches on lonerism. It’s a song about enjoying the adventure of discovery. Whether it’s in oneself, out on the road or in a substance. The video features Andrew Bassett (Mean Jeans) as the manic producer and Adam Phillips (The Architects/The Gadjits) as the engineer.” // Gemini Parks fuses hip hop and pop with a glam core, and with lyrics like, “If I fell back to hell I’ll go back to heaven if I wanna, but I don’t wanna,” there is no way you’ll be able to sit still when they start playing. // Stream “Up All Night” Here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/geminiparks/up-all-night // Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/NnQRGkjR54A
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on Wednesday, August 24Bill Sundahl joins us for the entire show to shine a light on the artists playing the 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest on August 27 in the West Bottoms. More info at: http://www.cmfkc.com

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

Find our playlists for the past 10 years at: http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org

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