WMM with Carswell & Hope + MellowPhobia + Cory Phillips

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 31, 2021

Carswell & Hope + MellowPhobia + Cory Phillips & The Band of Light

Shawn M Stewart with Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Carswell and Hope with Katlyn Conroy, LYXE, Shawn Stewart with Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo, The Moose, MellowPhobia, Wyatt West and The Urbanites, The Summer Storms, Cory Phillips & The Band of Light, and Radkey.


At 10:30 Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia shares music from the group’s new singles including “Weekender” released July 1, 2022. MellowPhobia released the 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?, on July 14, 2021. Music & lyrics by Tillie Hall who also produced the EP, with Justin Mantooth serving as recording engineer, and mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee played drums. Formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. MellowPhobia is now based in KC. The band revolves around songwriter & guitarist Tillie Hall who during the pandemic went into the studio and recorded 12 new tracks. The band also released the stand alone single, “Jackal” on May 7, 2021. Called “landlocked surf rock” MellowPhobia is inspired by the British sound, socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes. MellowPhobia plays The RINO 314 Armour Road, North Kansas City, September 9, doors at 7:00 PM. MellowPhobia plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. September 25, doors at 5:30 PM. More info at: http://www.mellowphobia.bandcamp.com

Carswell & Hope

At 11:00 Mark talks with Nick Carswell about, SIGN OF THE TIMES, the new album from Carswell and Hope, released on August 30, 2022. SIGN OF THE TIMES was recorded & produced by Jason Slote & Nick Carswell. Mixed & mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. More information at: http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com. We will also share info about KC Irish Fest 2022 happening Friday, Sept. 2 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11:00 PM where Carswell and Hope will play live with The Elders, Gaelic Storm, Eddie Delahunt, We Banjo 3, Ashley Davis Band, Calvin Arsenia, and more. Info at: http://www.kcirishfest.com. AND we’ll share details and webinar dates for MixMaster2022’s virtual programs: Wednesdays 4-5:30 PM on: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28. MixMaster is the annual gathering for independent artists, bands and music industry from across the Kansas City region. MXM2022 offers panels, workshops and networking opportunities and a place to connect, learn and grow our local music ecosystem. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/717290092691065/738346663918741/

Cory Phillips & The Band of Light

At 11:30 Lawrence based singer/songwriter Cory Phillips joins us to share music from his recent album, SEX THIRSTY LOVE HUNGER, the second studio album from Cory Phillips & The Band Of Light, released May 21, 2021. It’s been over 10 years since Phillips released his self-titled 2009 debut album. In the midst of the pandemic, new freedoms and limitations developed for the musician with a secret life pursuing his PhD in climatology at the University of Kansas. Gigs cancelled, tours off, Phillips converted part of his house into a recording studio and brought in his ‘Band of Light’: guitarist Michael Hamm (Play Dead, the Band That Saved the World), keyboardist Nate Holt (Asterales, Approach), bassist Mario Vlasic, and long-time colleague and drummer Chel Rich (Half Tiger Half Bear, Red On Yellow, Stone Cutters Union), along with engineer Robert Rebeck (Tech N9ne) to complete the 14-song release. Cory Phillips & The Band Of Light play Nighthawk, 1228 Baltimore, KCMO West Bottoms on Saturday, September 3, at 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.coryphillipsmusic.com

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Show #957


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