WMM Playlist from August 31, 2022

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Wednesday, August 31, 2021

Carswell & Hope + MellowPhobia + More New & MidCoastal Releases

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
Ryan Wise of LYXE
  1. LYXE – “Wave” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: ”Wave” – Single / LYXE / September 8, 2022
    [Debut single from LYXE, a new band from Lawrence, Kansas. LYXE formed in 2019 and played locally until covid forced the band into a two year hiatus. Recently reformed, the band has had a successful string of shows in 2022 and is poised to release their first EP, Everything You Could Ever Want on September 15, 2022. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. We experience a different side of Wise’s songwriting with crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds. Accompanied by drummer Jimmy Girod and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.“Wave” is the ideal first taste of what this band can accomplish. LYXE is Ryan Wise on lead vocals & guitar, and AJ Knudson on bass & vocals.] [Members of LYXE will join us on WMM on September 14.]

[LYXE play an EP Release Show on Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS with The Creepy Jingles and LYD]

[The Sluts play recordBar , 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, with The Creepy Jingles and Kid Computer.]

Shawn M Stewart, Benjamin Hart, and Stephonne
  1. Stephonne – “Rocket In My Pocket (Feat. Shawn M Stewart)” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: “Rocket In My Pocket (Feat. Shawn M Stewart)” / Stephonne & Shawn M Stewart / Aug. 26, ’22
    [Last weekend at The 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest on Saturday, August 27, at 9:00 PM on Community Lending of America Stage at Lemonade Park, Stephonne his band The Gay Rodeo premiered “Rocket In MY Pocket” with special stage guest and song co-creator Shawn M Stewart. Stephonne’s band The Gay Rodeo is: Miki P on drums, Benjamin Hart (Byard) on lead guitar, Ahafia Jurkiewicz-Miles on keyboards, Spencer Thut on bass, Stephonne and The Gay Rodeo hold band practice every week at Charlotte Street Foundation where Stephonne is in his second year of a residency.Earlier this year on June 24, 2022, Stephonne released the EP SIS: Side B June 24, 2022. The EP was Co-produced by, Justin Mantooth, and recorded at Westend Recording Studios. Johnny Hamil on bass, and Adam McKee on drums. Stephonne released the single, “Cross My Heart (Sexy M.F.) on June 3, 2022. Stephonne released the single, “Deja Vu” with Shilow and Regina Del Carmen on May 9, 2022. Stephonne released the single “The King’s Gambit” on July 28, 2021. Stephonne was part of the single, “Elephant Man (feat. Stephonne)” from Lee Walter Redding & Stephonne, released April 9, 2021. Stephonne released the single “Beautiful Life (Acoustic)” on January 15, 2021. Stephonne released SIS: Side A on August 7, 2020. The 4 song EP contained the song “Want Me” that was also made into a video featuring body painting on to Stephonne’s body from artist Ryan Wilks. Stephonne released his debut album, “Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard.” The album was one of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Stephonne was born and raised in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Stephonne grew up in KCK. He has performed in multiple shows for Late Night Theatre. Stephonne told John Long of Camp Magazine “I was surrounded by records, and my parents always had music on.” // Singer, songwriter, actor, model, artist – Stephonne Singleton who is everywhere these days, organizing a Tribute to Sade at Lemonade Park, playing shows for Lawrence Pride, Manor Records, Midwest Music Foundation, The AIDS Service Foundation of KC, InterUrban ArtHouse, The Black Box, The Folly Theatre, collaborating with The Black Creatures, Calvin Arsenia, Miki P, Jass, Eboni Fondren, putting out EPs, and singles. Stephonne describes himself as the lovechild of Prince & Billie Holiday. He grew up in KCK and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Benedictine College, and Masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. // More info at: http://www.stephonne.com and : http://www.shawnmstewart.com]
  1. Wyatt West & The Urbanites – “Cowards With Guns” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: “Cowards With Guns” – Single / Wyatt West Music / September 1, 2022
    [Wyatt West & The Urbanites with Jaisson Taylor on vocals & drums; Max Berry on guitars; Wyatt West on keyboards; Andi Fredrickson, Debbie Cordero, James Gilbert on backing vocals; Lawrence Jackson on trumpet; Kadesh Flow on trombone; and Dave Chael on tenor sax. The Urbanites released “Cowards With Guns” in support of the Sandy Hook Promise, a resource for information on gun violence. All proceeds of the single will benefit the cause. The single will also be on the upcoming Urbanites EP, NO FEAR, JUST DREADS. You can check out the song on video at the link below. Thank you for all you do. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x6mPId7d4w From the recording project of Wyatt West who earlier this year, on March 24, 2022 released the single “It’s Human Nature” from Wyatt West & the Accomplices which included: Misha D. Roberts: lead vocals, Seyko Bond Groves and Misha D. Roberts, backing vocals, Lawrence Jackson: trumpet, Ryan Jamal Davis: trombone, Ernest Melton: tenor sax, Max Berry: guitars, Thomas “Freight Train” Walker: drums, Wyatt West: piano & keys, Lynn Allred: sound engineer.Iconoclast Wyatt West roams the wide and diverse American music landscape to create a stunning range of music and lyrics. No musical genre is off limits or taboo for his songwriting craft. Wyatt writes: “I’m working on a benefit CD for Hope House using songs I’ve recorded with female singers from here in KC (if I can get everybody’s permission) and this cut will definitely be part of that. We’re probably looking at late fall (Christmas) for that. But this is such a ‘summer cut’ thought I’d try to get it out early for everybody to groove on. Aren’t Misha’s vocals incredible?” More info at http://www.wyattwest.bandcamp.com]
The Moose

5. The Moose – “Macrowave”
from: “Macrowave” – Single / Desert Animal Records / August 21, 2022
[On April 22, 2021 The Moose released SPATURE their 26-track double album. One of WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. The album contained music and lyrics all composed by The Moose. The album was engineered, mixed, and mastered by members Emma Klein and Jake Hilger. SPATURE is a sonic amalgamation of sunny peaks and dark chasms. Join The Moose as they experiment with the fantastical worlds of space and nature. From ‘Lava’ to ‘Mother Tree’, there is a song on this double LP for everyone.The Moose is a psychedelic rock/pop alternative band from Lee’s Summit / Kansas City, formed in 2016 by Jake Hilger, Alex Huffman, and Tyler Frey with Emma Klein and Parker Tozier joining in 2016. The Moose released their debut full length album, The First Real Encounter, on Dec. 21, 2018. The Moose joined us LIVE on WMM on July 10, 2019. The Moose also recently released SONGS OF SPATURE – LIVE FROM MYCO PLANET MUSHROOM FARM April 2022. More info at: http://www.musicofthemoose.com

[The Moose play miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd., KCMO, on Wednesday, September 8. at 8:00 PM with Shadow Graphs (from Portland) and Mr. Golden Sun.]

Radkey
  1. Radkey – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
    from: “Ain’t No Sunshine” – Single / Radkey / April 7, 2020
    [Written by Bill Withers. Isaiah, Dee, and Solomon Radke of the critically acclaimed rock trio Radkey joined us live in our 90.1 FM studios on September 5, 2018. Radkey was formed in 2010 in St. Joseph, where the brothers were raised. The family moved to Kansas City. The band has released multiple full-length recordings. IN 2021 Radkey was featured in Dave Grohl’s van-touring documentary film, WHAT DRIVES US. Radkey released GREEN ROOM on Little Man Records on November 27, 2020.On Green Room the band serve as their own producers. Radkey released DARK BLACK MAKE UP in 2015 and DELICIOUS ROCK NOISE in 2016 — plus multiple EPs and singles, and were part of a MasterCard advertising campaign on digital billboards in NYC along with a national television commercial that aired during the 2018 Grammy Awards that brought the band to the attention of Jack White who asked the band to tour with him. In 2018 the band went back on the road with The Damned throughout the United States. In December they went back into the studio to record with producer Bill Stevenson of the California punk rock group Descendents. In early 2019 they played shows in Amsterdam and Stockholm. In 2018 the band released “Basement,” “St. Elwood,” “Rock & Roll Homeschool,” as well as several other singles. On February 22, 2019, Radkey released “No Strange Cats…P.A.W.” a 7-song EP is essentially a collection of the band’s most recent singles. It comes after the January 11, 2019 release of No Strange cats…Spiders – EP a 6 song EP of several new songs mixed with several singles from late 2018.]

[Radkey plays the Louder Than Life Music Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2022 in Louisville Kentucky]

The Summer Storms
  1. The Summer Storms – “Someone To Hold”
    from: “Someone To Hold” – Single / The Summer Storms / July 15, 2022
    [The Summer Storms are a Kansas City based Folk/Americana trio comprised of founding members Michael Ptacek (bass), Thaddeus O’Brien (vocals, guitar, mandolin), and Amanda O’Brien (vocals, dobro, harmonica, baritone ukulele). The trio has enjoyed broad-ranging inspiration from the folk & Americana, rock, jazz, and blues communities and aspires to create a warm, original sound that both lives in and defies the classifications of the musical genres from which it came. The Summer Storms songs are laden with rich harmonies, jazz influenced bass lines as well as dobro and harmonica accentuation. In 2018, The Summer Storms released their debut EP, “Bootlegger”. They perform in the KC and surrounding areas regularly. More info: http://www.thesummerstorms.com]

[The Summer Storms play Strang Hall, 7313 West 80th St, Downtown OPKS, on Sat., Sept 3 at 7:30 PM]

10:30 – Underwriting

Created by artist Jenifer Prince
  1. MellowPhobia – “Weekender”
    from: “Weekender” – Single / Jackal And Hide Records / July 1, 2022
    [Music and Lyrics by Tillie Alexandra Hall, Producer Tillie Alexandra Hall. Recording Engineering by Justin Mantooth. Mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee on drums. MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. Socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes keeps the crowd jumping. The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks. On June 23, 2021 MellowPhobia released their EP IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? This EP was pat of WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. In July 2018 MellowPhobia released the 3-song EP LISTEN. More info: http://www.mellowphobia.com Tillie Alexandra Hall of MellowPhobia was our guest on WMM on Oct. 20, 2021.]

[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.]

10:36 – Interview with Tillie Hall

Tillie Hall

Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia joins us to premiere a brand new single from MellowPhobia. We just hear their recent single, “Weekender” released July 1, 2022. MellowPhobia released the 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?, on July 14, 2021. One of WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. 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. MellowPhobia’s sound has been described as “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

Tillie Hall thanks for being with us on WMM.

MellowPhobia, played The Innovation Festival on August 6, 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

MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA.

Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, they continue to grow their audience producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. With a love of the British sound, socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes; the band will keep the crowd jumping and give them something to think about.

MellowPhobia released their 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? on June 23, 2021 through Jackal And Hide Records.

Music and lyrics written by Tillie Alexandra Hall Produced by Tillie Alexandra Hall.

Recording Engineer: Justin Mantooth. Mastering Engineer: Pete Maher. Drums: Adam McKee. Illustrator: Jenifer Prince. More info at http://www.melloephobia.bandcamp.com

The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks.

The year of the pandemic saw MellowPhobia creative force Til Hall go into the studio, hunker down and record 12 new tracks.

10:44

Created by Jenifer Prince
  1. MellowPhobia – “Need” RADIO PREMIERE!
    from: “Need” – Single / Jackal And Hide Records / September 22, 2022
    [Music and Lyrics by Tillie Alexandra Hall, Producer Tillie Alexandra Hall. Recording Engineering by Justin Mantooth. Mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee on drums. MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. Socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes keeps the crowd jumping. The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks. On June 23, 2021 MellowPhobia released their EP IS THIS SEAT TAKEN? This EP was pat of WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2021. In July 2018 MellowPhobia released the 3-song EP LISTEN. More info: http://www.mellowphobia.com Tillie Alexandra Hall of MellowPhobia was our guest on WMM on Oct. 20, 2021.]

[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.]

10:48 – More Interview with Tillie Hall

Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia

We are talking with Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia who joins us to premiere a brand new single from MellowPhobia. We just heard their recent single, “Weekender” released July 1, 2022. MellowPhobia released the 4-track EP, IS THIS SEAT TAKEN?, on July 14, 2021. One of WMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. Formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. MellowPhobia is now based in KC. 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

Tillie Hall thanks for being with us on WMM.

Always ready for a collaboration, Til teamed up with Brazilian artist Jenifer Prince to create the striking cover for both “Jackal” and “Is This Seat Taken?”

The sophomore E.P. ‘Is this Seat Taken?’ includes four fresh tracks; Allie, LRH, MaryAnn Elizabeth, and Hide.

The single, ‘Jackal’ recently paved the way and continues to enjoy airplay.

Tillie Hall thanks for being with us on WMM.

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

10:57

Tillie Hall of MellowPhobia
  1. MellowPhobia – “Jackal”
    from: “Jackal” – Single / Jackal And Hide Records / May 7, 2020.
    [Music and Lyrics by Tillie Alexandra Hall, Producer Tillie Alexandra Hall. Recording Engineering by Justin Mantooth. Mastering by Pete Maher. Adam McKee on drums MellowPhobia were formed out of the indie alt-rock scene of Pittsburgh, PA. Now residing in their home city of Kansas City, producing a highly original sound that they describe as “landlocked surf rock”. Socially conscious lyrics, and hook laden tunes keeps the crowd jumping. The band revolves around songwriter and guitarist Til who provides the distinctive vocals to all MellowPhobia tracks. In July 2018 MelloPhobia released the 3-song EP LISTEN. More info: http://www.mellowphobia.com]

[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.]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. Carswell & Hope – “Sign Of The Times (Feat. Katlyn Conroy)”
    from: Sign Of The Times / Silly Goose Records / August 30, 2022
    [Sign of the Times, the first single and title track from the Carswell & Hope full length originally released as a single on June 12, 2022. Featuring Katlyn Conroy on vocals. Single available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and streaming platforms from July 12th, 2022. Recorded and produced by Jason Slote and Nick Carswell. Mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Lawrence KS based 5-piece band formed June 25, 2012. The band is: Nick Carswell, Jason Slote, Austin Quick, Chris Handley, and Jordan Tucker. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas.Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011. He formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Nick also plays bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster music conference, now part of the Crossroads Music Festival. More info at: http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com]

[Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.]

11:05 – Interview with Nick Carswell

Nick Carswell

Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011 with his growing family. Nick formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Carswell and Hope released the EP EXIT PLAN in 2018. Nick has also played bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster Music Conference, now in collaboration with Crossroads Music Festival. Nick Carswell joins us to share details about, SIGN OF THE TIMES, the new album from Carswell and Hope, released August 30, 2022. We’ll also share info about KC Irish Fest 2022 happening this Friday, Sept. 2 thru Sunday, Sept. 4 at Crown Center where Carswell & Hope are play all 3 nights of the fest. AND we’ll share details about MixMaster2022’s virtual programs: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28.

Nick Carswell thanks for being with us on WMM.

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.com. http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com.

Started with 25-30 songs and narrowed them down to 10 tracks on the album.

Kansas City Irish Fest 2022

Carswell and Hope will play live sets on each of the three nights of the KC Irish Festival with The Elders, Gaelic Storm, Eddie Delahunt, We Banjo 3, Ashley Davis Band, Calvin Arsenia, and more. Info at: http://www.kcirishfest.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2ND
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3RD
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4TH

MILLER LITE STAGE
BOULEVARD STAGE
AMERICAN SHAMAN PARK STAGE
JAMESON WHISKEY STAGE
IRISH COMEDY STAGE
VISIT MISSOURI CHILDRENS STAGE
CULTURE STAGE
CULTURE CAFÉ STAGE

Friday, Sept. 2
5:00 PM Ella Harp The Friel Sisters
5:30 PM Stolen Apples Stone Lion Puppet Theatre The Narrowbacks
6:15 PM Driscoll School Irish Dance
6:30 PM Shane Hennessy
7:00 PM Five Farms Irish CreamHeartland Irish Dancers
7:30 PM Carswell & HopeKian ByrneWe Banjo 3
8:00 PM Ardal O’Hanlon
8:30 PM Aoife Scott
9:30 PM Byrne & Kelly Gaelic Storm Seamus Kelleher

Saturday, Sept. 3
11:00 AM Gerald Trimble and JambaroqueTullamore
11:30 AM KC St. Andrew Pipes and Drums
11:45 AM Stone Lion Puppet Theatre
12:00 PM Ellla Harp KC Irish Dance Company
1:00 PM Seamus Kelleher Want to Learn How to Brew Beer?
1:30 PM Eddie Delahunt Traveling in Ireland
2:00 PM Follow the Piper
2:15 PM Dino O’Dell
2:30 PM Aoife Scott Eileen Gannon & Robert Ryan
3:00 PM Inside Irish DanceJump 2 3Pub Quiz
3:30 PM Shane Hennessy
4:00 PM Traveling in Ireland
4:30 PM Flannigan’s Right HookIrish Culinary SceneMick McAuley
4:45 PM Heartland Irish Dancers
5:00 PM Breathing New Life into Old Tunes: A Journey from Manuscript to MusicKian Byrne
5:30 PM Byrne & KellyPub Quiz
6:00 PM Five Farms Irish Cream Mid Mo Magic Show with Gerry Tritz
6:30 PM The Friel Sisters
6:45 PM Carswell & Hope
7:00 PM Stolen Apples
7:15 PM Rockin Rob
7:30 PM The Ashley Davis Band
8:00 PM Ardal O’Hanlon
8:30 PM Kian Byrne
9:00 PM We Banjo 3
9:30 PM The Narrowbacks

Sunday, Sept. 4
9:30 AM KC Irish Fest Catholic Mass
11:00 AM Bob Reeder
11:30 AM Distant Cousins
11:45 AM StoneLion Puppet Theatre
12:00 PM Genealogy – Researching Your Irish AncestorsThe Long Irish Revolution 1778-1922
12:30 PM Eddie Delahunt
1:00 PM Gerald Trimble and Jambaroque Hunting Stars and Galaxies in our Universe with the James Webb Space TelescopeIrish Language with Renata RuaKC St. Andrew Pipes and Drums Rockin Rob
2:00 PM Irish Culinary Scene Shane Hennessy
2:30 PM Ella Harp O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance Pub Quiz
3:00 PM Seamus KelleherT he Cello, its ancestors and the international influences on the music of Ireland & the British Isle – The Cello, its ancestors and the international influences on the music of Ireland & the British Is
3:30 PM Calvin Arsenia Dino O’Dell The Irish, Blarney and Baseball, with Pat O’Neill
4:00 PM Boxing with Missy Fitzwater Flannigan’s Right HookIrish Language 101
4:30 PM Eileen Gannon & Robert Ryan
4:45 PM Mid Mo MagicShow with Gerry Tritz
5:00 PM Eddie Edwards Inside Irish Dance The Ashley Davis Band
5:30 PM Pub Quiz
6:00 PM Heartland Irish Dancers The Narrow backs Traveling in Ireland
6:30 PM Mick McAuley
7:00 PM Stolen Apples The Mix Tape & KC Irish Fest 20th Anniversary Celebration
7:15 PM Mr. Stinky Feet and The Hiccups
7:30 PM We Banjo 3
9:30 PM Byrne & Kelly The Elders

11:13

  1. Carswell & Hope – “On My Way”
    from: Sign Of The Times / Silly Goose Records / August 30, 2022
    [Originally released as a single October 25, 2019. New song from band with a new video. On May 22, 2018 Carswell & Hope released the critically acclaimed EP Exit Plan with music by Carswell & Hope. Lyrics by Nick Carswell. Produced & mixed by Jason Slote & Nick Carswell. Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper @ TurtleTone Studio NYC. Lawrence KS based 5-piece band formed June 25, 2012. The band is: Nick Carswell, Jason Slote, Austin Quick, Chris Handley, and Jordan Tucker. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas. Nick has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011. He formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Nick also plays bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster music conference, now part of the Crossroads Music Festival.]

[Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.]

11:16 – More Interview with Nick Carswell

Nick Carswell

We are talking with Musician and Songwriter Nick Carswell who is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011 with his growing family. Nick formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Carswell and Hope released the EP EXIT PLAN in 2018. Nick has also played bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster Music Conference, now in collaboration with Crossroads Music Festival. Nick Carswell joins us to share details about, SIGN OF THE TIMES, the new album from Carswell and Hope, released August 30, 2022. We’ll also share info about KC Irish Fest 2022 happening this Friday, Sept. 2 thru Sunday, Sept. 4 at Crown Center where Carswell & Hope are play all 3 nights of the fest. AND we’ll share details about MixMaster2022’s virtual programs: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28.

Nick Carswell thanks for being with us on WMM.

MixMaster2020: Virtual Panels & Workshops in partnership with KKFI 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest. Now in its 9th year, MXM 2022 is offering a 3-week series of online panel discussions, starting this week, on Wednesdays, from 4 to 5:30 PM, focused on empowering artists, connecting creators with the wider industry, and sharing best practices to advancing your music.

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.

The virtual series begins Wednesdays, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28. More info at: http://www.sillygooserecords.org

Nick was on our show On September 2, 2020. Prior to that he was with us in 2019 when he shared music and information about Changing Shades – Stories of Migration, Confusion & Belonging told in Image & Song from Nick Carswell in a solo performance of 10 songs, accompanied by lighting, projection and stage design, creating a unique visual canvas to the music.: Friday, May 10, at The Irish Center of KC, 19 West Linwood Blvd. AND Saturday, May 11, at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS. The project was supported by an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant.

Nick is a former Board Member of The Irish Center of KC, 19 West Linwood Blvd. KCMO.

Nick Carswell thanks for being with us on WMM.

Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.

11:24

  1. Carswell & Hope – “Pencil Pushing”
    from: Sign Of The Times / Silly Goose Records / August 30, 2022
    [ Recorded and produced by Jason Slote and Nick Carswell. Mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios. Lawrence KS based 5-piece band formed June 25, 2012. The band is: Nick Carswell, Jason Slote, Austin Quick, Chris Handley, and Jordan Tucker. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas.Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Limerick, Ireland, Nick Carswell has been living in Lawrence, KS since 2011. He formed Carswell & Hope in late 2012. The band released their debut album in 2014, coinciding with a two week Irish tour. Nick also plays bass in the electro-pop band Pink Royal and is the force behind Silly Goose Records and the annual MixMaster music conference, now part of the Crossroads Music Festival. More info at: http://www.carswellandhope.bandcamp.com]

[Carswell & Hope play Kansas City Irish Fest 2022 September 2, 3, and 4th at Crown Center. For more Info visit: http://www.kcirishfest.com.]

11:28 – Underwriting

Cory Phillips and The Band of Light
  1. Cory Phillips & The Band of Light – “Dark Cloud Black Magic”
    from: SEX THIRSTY LOVE HUNGER / Cory Phillips / May 21, 2021
    [Cory Phillips is a sultry tenor & moody jet-setter who lights dangerous fires with erotic poetry and bedroom soul funk. Michael Hamm on guitar (Play Dead, the Band That Saved the World), Nate Holt on keyboards (Asterales, Approach), Mario Vlasic on bass, Chel Rich on drums (Half Tiger Half Bear, Red On Yellow, Stone Cutters Union) are the Band of Light. The group spans from southern rock to classic soul and disco to jazz in the same movement, mirroring Phillips’ fire dance with their own seasoned acrobatics. Their seductive live shows are consistently epic funk and disco parties, the excitement and prowl of which were miraculously captured on this new studio album. With SEX THIRSTY LOVE HUNGER, Cory Phillips & the Band of Light take us to their party, get us naked, and remind us that there is something perfectly spiritual in our appetite for hedonism.. // Cory Phillips definitely has something to prove. The entire collection is brimming with summer party gold. It’s been over 10 fast years since he released anything larger than a single, and this long-awaited follow up to Phillips’ self-titled 2009 debut is meant to make up for lost time. // When asked why it’s been so long, Phillips laughs it off, “No one was ready for this yet. I think people now are dying to groove and be sexual again.” // Phillips and his bands have played coast to coast for a decade, amassing fans drawn to his erotic singing and bedroom funk. Yet only the time that Covid-sequestering afforded him allowed for the definitive recording of his decade’s better work. // The new album is an effort in innovation. In the midst of the health crisis, 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 Lawrence/Kansas City-based ‘Band of Light’ along with wizard engineer Robert Rebeck (Tech N9ne) to complete the 14-song hitlist of retro-tinged solid gold. // Each song on the quasi-concept album is a testament to love and sex based on hard-lived experiences in Phillips’ own life: loves gained and lost, the joys and costs of being a habitual pleasure-seeker, longing and courtship, even carnal moments in real time. The content always exudes refined wisdom and sensitivity but dips into the dark waters of illicit love equally. The dirty bouquet of groove, funk, soul, and classic pop Phillips & the Band of Light developed is a horny blend of vintage spice. On this album the mature music man has learned how to communicate more info in his poems, and this book of songs is a tantalizing read at the turntable. // The album’s first single, “Fit You”, is a foray into their musical boudoir (dudeoir?). Evoking Sade and Michael Jackson, Phillips pits Feminism against Machismo as he tries to make sense of a friend/lover. Ultimately we discover which role wins, instinctively, as the song concludes with commanding sexuality.] [Cory Phillips and The Band of Light play an Album Release Party, Friday, May 21, at Replay Lounge 946 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS.]

[Cory Phillips & The Band Of Light play Nighthawk, 1228 Baltimore, KCMO West Bottoms on Saturday, September 3, at 9:00 PM.]

  1. Asterales – “Beauty In The Distance (ft. Heidi Gluck)”
    from: Beauty In The Distance (ft. Heidi Gluck) – Single / Asterales / March 31, 2021
    [KC based leftfield, experimental, electronica music maker, also known as Nate Holt. Produced & mixed by Asterales. Vocals by Heidi Gluck. Lyrics by Approach. Mastered by Royce Diamond. Since 2016 Asterales has released the 5-track EP, WORK HOURS on Sept. 6, 2016 in collaboration with Aikido Bray, Leo Minor, Katlyn Conroy, and Tanner Walle, with synthesizers, production, recording, engineering & mastering by Etan Tioh for Datura Records. This was followed by the 3-track EP, FRAGMENTS, released Feb. 3, 2017. Asterales released the single A.M. on Feb. 4, 2017. Asterales released the 10-track album, OUTSIDE THE BOX on Oct. 31, 2017. Asterales released the singles: “BRKFST 4 BTLVRS” on Oct. 31, 2017; and “Soft Spheres” on April 21, 2018. Asterales released the 10-track album ORBITAL DEBRIS: VOL. 1 on Aug. 14, 2020 on Mr. Furious Records. Asterales released the single “ASTR_40” on August 26, 2020. Asterales released the 4-song EP EXTRA JUNK on Dec. 4, 2020 through Mr. Furious Records. Asterales released the singles: “Solstice Song” on Dec. 21, 2020, and “Desire (Tanner Walle) – Asterales Remix” on Jan. 29, 2021. Asterales released the single “Offline” on Feb. 26, 2021. Asterales released the single, “So Easy (feat. Royce Diamond) on April 30, 2021. Asterales released the single, “Let Go” on May 31, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. Lyrics by Royce Diamond. Vocals by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “Paraglider” on June 30, 2021. Produced, mixed & mastered by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “KINUGEMI” on July 31, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “VARIABLE STARS PT. 1” on August 30, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. Asterales released the remix single, “Ghost Mind – She Left (Asterales Remix)” on September 2, 2021. She Left” Produced by Ghostmind – ghostmind.bandcamp.com “She Left – Asterales Remix” Produced by Asterales. Remix artwork by Gordon Leadfoot & Asterales. Asterales released the single, “P​@​!​omAr​-​1” on September 28, 2021. Produced, mixed and mastered by Asterales. More info at: http://www.asterales.bandcamp.com Asterales released the remix single, “Cory Phillips & the Band of Light – Give & the Take (Asterales Remix)” on October 1, 2021. “Give & the Take” written by Cory Phillips coryphillipsmusic.com “Give & the Take – Asterales Remix” Produced by Asterales. Asterales released the single, “Calling Me (feat. Ghostmind)” on October 31, 2021. Produced, mixed & mastered by Asterales. Vocals and guitar performed and recorded by Ghostmind. Lyrics by Ghostmind. Artwork by Asterales. One of over 12 singles Asterales released in 2021. More information at http://www.asterales.bandcamp.com]
Emmaline Twist
  1. Emmaline Twist – “ASPERA”
    from: ASPERA” – Single / Black Site / July 1, 2022
    [The band is Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, Krysztof Nemeth on baritone guitar, and Alex Alexander recently joined the band on synthesizers & guitar. Emmaline Twist, is a Kansas City based Darkwave / Post-Punk / Shoegaze project. This is the second single from the band’s upcoming album release and follow up to the single “Drugs” released July 1, 2021. Their critically acclaimed debut LP, DISSIMULATION was released August 24, 2018 from Black-Site Records. That album was recorded, mixed, and produced at Massive Sound by Paul Malinowski, and Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. In 2017 the band released “Dissimulation 1,” 4 songs in digital format. This is their first single since their 2016 single release of “Vega” b/w “Moon Eyes.”]

[Emmaline Twist play The Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS, Saturday, September 3, 2022 with Dodzillionaire, and the Almighty Trouble Brothers. More inflo at: http://www.black-site.org]

Miki P
  1. Miki P – “Your Love”
    from: “Your Love” – Single / Miki P / June 24, 2022
    [Singer, songwriter, dreamer. Miki P makes music sometimes by herself and she leads the band Miki P and the Swallowtails. This new single follows Miki P’s Mrch 18, 2022 singlere;ease “Peter Parker!” In 2021 Miki P released the EP, DON”T LOSE HOPE, 6 songs created in covid isolation, in Miki P’s home office space. Sitting & working from Miki’s computer, she composed and recorded 80% of the EP, working through the music like a journal entry, creating each song from her internal hurricane of emotions. All songs written, recorded, played, & mixed by Miki P. Recorded & Mixed with Emma Klien and Jake Hilger. Mastered by Joel Nanos.// Mikala Petillo, who was born in Kansas City, KS, and performed ‘She Loves You’ at her 7th grade talent show. In 9th grade she joined a teen-band called American Slim as drummer & vocalist, and released a full-length album, Irreplaceable, in 2017, played Middle of the Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, Kauffman Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, and The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art before officially ending in 2018. That year, at 21, Miki P began work on her debut solo-record, Dome of Swallows, released August 2, 2018. She then formed Miki P and the Swallowtails who released their first EP, Swallowtail in 2019, with Rachel Lovelace on bassoon, Adee Dancy on cello & vocals, Cade Pool on drums, Robert Castillo on bass, and Miki P on guitar & lead Vocals. In June they’ll release a follow up. With half of the band’s members having Classical music degrees, and the other half with Jazz degrees, Miki P is a self-taught musician/multi-instrumentalist & songwriter driving the Swallowtails into a creative collaboration like any other. Each member is an integral part of the Kansas City music scene, writing, arranging, performing, and collaborating original music for their own groups and several other projects in the metro. “Introspective pop music with lyric-driven folk influences, mixed with collaborative energy & an odd pairing of instruments, Miki P locked in with the Swallowtails create a moment with music written and arranged from the heart.” Miki P started playing guitar in middle school. She taught herself to play the drums, while listening to Mitch Mitchell, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr. As a teen she played drums for various groups including American Slim. She wrote songs for their full-length album Irreplaceable released in 2017, followed by a single “Queen of Hearts” released April 11, 2018. Miki P and The Swallowtails –released, Right Where We Are /on August 21, 2020 with Rachel Lovelace on bassoon, Adee Dancy on cello & vocals, and Miki P on guitar & lead Vocals. Each member is an integral part of the Kansas City music scene, writing, arranging, performing, and collaborating original music for their own groups and several other projects in the metro. “Introspective pop music with lyric-driven folk influences, mixed with collaborative energy & an odd pairing of instruments, Miki P locked in with the Swallowtails create a moment with music written and arranged from the heart.” Miki P also plays ukulele & piano, teaching herself how to play both the instruments, using them frequently in all projects she is involved in. She was a featured vocalist with The Band That Fell to Earth Bowie Tribute. She’s played Boulevardia, Middle of the Map Fest, Royal’s Kaufman Stadium, recordBar, Uptown Theater, Arrowhead Stadium, Nelson Atkins Museum, the Crossroads Music Festival and the SXSW Music Fest. More info at: http://www.mikipmusic.com.]
Kevin Morby
  1. Kevin Morby – “This is a Photograph”
    from: THIS IS A PHOTOGRAPH / Dead Oceans / May 13, 2022
    [Kevin Morby’s 7th album. From http://www.rollingstone.com: “In January 2020, songwriter Kevin Morby witnessed his father collapse from a medical event while visiting his childhood home in Kansas. In a state of shock, the singer spent the evening looking at old family photos and fixated on an image of his father as a young man, looking, as Morby states, ‘full of confidence.’ The experience forced Morby to confront both the idea of mortality and the passage of time — and, after an extended sojourn in Tennessee, these reflections came together in the form of his upcoming album, This Is a Photograph. To mark the announcement, the singer released the record’s eponymous single, accompanied by a music video directed by Chantal Anderson. Produced by frequent Morby collaborator Sam Cohen, This Is a Photograph was primarily written in Memphis’ historic Peabody Hotel, where the singer-songwriter holed up in search of inspiration and self-realization amongst the city’s dark past.” Morby will also embark on a 65 City tour of Europe and North America through the majority of 2022, which starts May 20 in Madrid, Spain and wraps Nov. 12 in Vancouver, BC. On October 16, 2020 Kevin Morby released SUNDOWNER, ranked #20 on WMM’s 120 Best recordings of 2020 and was the 6th release from Kevin Robert Morby born April 2, 1988. SUNDOWNER was the follow up to his 2019 release OH MY GOD. Kevin Morby released CITY MUSIC in 2017. Kevin learned to play guitar when he was 10. In his teens he formed the band Creepy Aliens. 17-year-old Morby dropped out of Blue Valley Northwest High School, got his GED, and moved from his native Kansas City to Brooklyn in the mid-2000s, supporting himself by working bike delivery and café jobs. He later joined the noise-folk group Woods on bass. While living in Brooklyn, he became close friends and roommates with Cassie Ramone of the punk trio Vivian Girls, and the two formed a side project together called The Babies, who released albums in 2011 and 2012. He began a solo career in 2013 releasing his debut album HARLEM RIVER. His 2nd album STILL LIFE was released in 2014. His album SINGING SAW was in WMM’s The 116 Best Recordings of 2016. His album CITY MUSIC was in WMM’s The 118 Best Recordings of 2018.]

[Kevin Morby plays Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, on Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 PM with Coco.]

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

Next week on Wednesday, September 7 we welcome singer songwriter Diane Patterson who will play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Diane Patterson plays live at The Greenwood Social Hall, 1735 Belview Ave, KCMO, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. Also next week Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine and Steve Tulipana of RecordBar and Lemonade Park join us to share all of the details of Lemonade Social – The Get Up Kids and more, on Friday, September 9 at 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM Featuring: Calvin Arsenia, Black Light Animals, Ezmerelda and Saturday, September 10, 3 PM – 11:30 PM, Featuring: The Get Up Kids, Monta At Odds, Blonde Bones, Static Phantoms, Gemini Parks, Mr. Golden Sun, and Belle & The Vertigo Waves

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Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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