WMM Playlist from September 14, 2022

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin of The Creepy Jingles with The Swallowtails + LYXE + You Monster You

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
  1. The Grisly Hand – “Jukebox Money”
    from: Traitors / The Grisly Hand / July 8, 2022
    [One of four singles from The Grisly Hand’s acclaimed new album, TRAITORS. Since April 2021 the band has been in the studio working on new music. On August 20, 2022 they released the single, “Why Make Me Cry”. On December 3, 2021 they released the single, “On The Same Side”. On May 14, 2021, they released the single “Now That You Know.” It has been four and a half years since The Grisly Hand has released new music. The band released HEARTS & STARS on November 18, 2016, and FLESH & GOLD on October 2, 2015. For those recordings the band had spent a year with Joel Nanos at Element Recording and decided to split the songs between two CD/digital releases: and also release them both together as a double vinyl album release, called THE GRISLY HAND released November 18, 2016 with a new reshuffling of songs for the vinyl LP format. Jimmy Fitzner on guitar & vocals, Lauren Krum on vocals & percussion, Kian Byrne on drums, Mike Stover on steel guitar, bass & vocals, Ben Summers on guitar, vocals & mandolin, Dan Loftus on bass, keyboards & vocals. For the double albums the recordings also featured: Rich Wheeler on tenor saxophone, Nick Howell on trumpet, and Mike Walker on trombone. More info at: http://www.thegrislyhand.com]

[The Grisly Hand play the Percheron Summer Concert Series on the rooftop of the Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central Street, KCMO on Wednesday, October 5, at 8:00 PM doors at 7:00 PM. (This show was rescheduled from Sept. 14) Percheron Summer Concert Series features a wide variety of music from established and emerging artists.]

Eddie Moore
  1. Eddie Moore – “A New Me, A New You”
    from: “ A New Me, A New You” – Single / Eddie Moore Music / September 10, 2022
    [Eddie Moore released the single, “Love Song” (with Joel Castillo and Bree Cummings) on October 22, 2021. Eddie Moore released “We Chillin’” on April 9, 2021. Eddie Moore’s band We The People released their album MISUNDERSTOOD on September 25, 2020. Eddie Moore is the recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performance Award for his genre bending collaborations. Raised in Houston Texas, he began his musical journey at Texas Southern University where he later earned a Bachelors in Arts and immersed himself in the Houston music scene. Eddie relocated to Kansas City to study under Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he received a M.A in Jazz Studies. 2017’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art “Artist in Residence” in collaboration with Rashid Johnson. In 2018 his work with The Outer Circle was nominated for an Indie Music Award for “007”. His music has also been featured commercially for Sprint, Netflix’s “Queer Eye”, and Morgan Cooper’s short film “Room Tone”. Moore’ has shared the stage and record with distinctive artist such as Bobby Watson, Pam, Watson, Logan Richardson, Maurice Brown, Boys II Men, Brian Blade and the Fellowship, John Baptiste, Erykah Badu, Mosdef, Bilal, Ledisi, Chantae Cann, Krystal Warren, Matt Otto, Brandon Draper, Andre Hayward, Tivon Pennicott, Various Blonde, Dominique Sanders, 77 Jefferson, and the Marcus Lewis Big Band. We The People released the single, “Single Double” on June 10, 2021. Written & Produced By Eddie Moore with Eddie Moore on keyboards, key bass, & programming; Zach Morrow on drums; and Jason Emmond on bass. Recorded at Tribe Studios. Mixed by Rick Carson at Make Believe Studios. More info at: http://www.wethepeople777.bandcamp.com Eddie Moore joined us live on WMM on September 23, 2020. More info at http://www.eddiemooremusic.com]
Just Angel
  1. Just Angel – “Intent”
    from: Just Angel: Pt. 2 {EP] / Just Angel / December 25, 2021
    [Just Angel is a Kansas City based, Singer, musician, songwriter, dancer, and creative artist, Just Angel. Her powerful voice has been called, “Passionate … Soulful… and Inspiring.” Her music finds its home in Rock, Jazz, and Alternative, and she has found a way to incorporate those genres within her love with Soul and R&B. Just Angel has performed with My Brothers & Sisters. Just Angel and her band, The Wades can be found rocking stages with her original songs from her recordings and eclectic takes on popular music. She released her debut EP, JUST ANGEL, PART 1 on December 24, 2020. She released her follow up EP, JUST ANGEL, PART 2 on December 25, 2021. She also contributed vocals to the recent Sisterbot record. More info at: https://linktr.ee/JustAngel_TigerLilyStar%5D

[Just Angel and The Wades play The Phoenix, 302 West 8th St, KCMO, on Friday, Sept. 16, at 4:30 PM.]

  1. Caamp – “Lavender Girl”
    from: Lavendar Days / By The By – Mom + Pop / July 26, 2022
    [Caamp is an American folk band from Upper Arlington, Ohio. The band began as a project between childhood friends Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall, who met at a summer camp while they were middle school students. Meier and Westfall graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 2012. In 2013 Taylor began playing in coffee shops around Athens while studying at Ohio University. They later added bass player Matt Vinson and Joseph Kavalec on the keyboards. To date, Caamp has released four albums. Their first album, self-titled, was released in 2016 on Square Roots Records. In 2018, Caamp released a six-song EP. Their second album, By and By, was released in 2019 under Mom + Pop Music. “Peach Fuzz” is a single on the album. Caamp appeared as an act at the 2019 Mo Pop Festival in Detroit. They also appeared at the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival. In August 2019, Caamp made their debut on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart. By and By debuted at number one on the Heatseekers Albums chart. On June 24, 2022, the band released their third studio album, Lavender Days. The release of the album was preceded by three singles: “Believe”, “Apple Tree Blues,” and “Lavender Girl”. Their song Apple Tree Blues was featured on Barack Obama’s summer playlist.]
  1. Bolinas – “Ge”
    from: “Ge”- Single / Sub Rosa Selects / September 15, 2022
    [Bolinas is a Kansas City based Dream Pop band, centered around Chris Thomas, who has been self releasing music since 2014. The band also includes musical maestro and engineer extraordinaire Ian Dobyns. Bolinas released the singles: “Tarot Lines” in August 18, 2022 “U.L.B.” on July 19, 2022 “Bloom (featuring Chelsea Rose)” on May 13, 2022; “White Denim” on February 28, 2020; “Ojai” on May 3, 2018. Bolinas released their 4-track EP, WORLD RECORD RECORD on May 2, 2018. More info at http://www.bolinastheband.com]
  1. Benjamin Carter – “Black Boys On The Radio”
    from: “Black Boys On The Radio”- Single / Benjamin Carter / June 14, 2022
    [Caribbean-American songwriter Benjamin Carter has released his poignant new EP Black Boys on the Radio: Part I, available to stream now. The EP and its title track focus on the way our culture perceives black Americans and specifically the stereotypes that exist for Black people other than celebrities, athletes, and musicians. // Benjamin has performed at the legendary 9:30 Club and on his second single ever had the opportunity to collaborate with LEVEL (Warner Music distribution) which led to recording and releasing “Cosmic” with Warner Chapelle producer Andy Seltzer (Chelsea Cutler, Maggie Rogers, Valley, Fletcher, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League). // During these times of great societal change, and released during Black Music Month specifically, Benjamin hopes this music can help build more representation for Black artists in the world of Alternative, Rock, and Indie music. Join the movement!]
Charlotte Adigéry
  1. Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul – “Esperanto”
    from: Topical Dancer / Bounty & Banana – DEEWEE – Because Music / March 4, 2018
    [Topical Dancer is a studio album by Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul and co-written and produced by Soulwax. Released on 4 March 2022 under the label Deewee, Topical Dancer is Adigéry and Pupul’s debut album as a duo. // Pupul and Adigéry are both based in Belgium with shared heritage from Martinique, a French island. They first met while working for the soundtrack of Belgica, a 2016 Belgian drama, after being invited by Soulwax, who also co-written and produced this album. The album is influenced by experiences of racial discrimination and sexual abuse. In the album, Adigéry sings in English, Dutch, Creole, and French. The album features Charlotte Adigéry’s mother, Christiane Adigéry and was released under the label Deewee, which the duo previously released three EPs on. “Thank You” is the lead single of Topical Dancer and the second single is “Blenda”. “Blenda” was released on November 4, 2021 along with an announcement of the album and its release date. The first track of the album “Bel Deewee” is a field recording of Adigéry entering the Deewee recording complex, which is also where they recorded the album, and calling through the intercom. // On the review aggregator Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from professional publications, Topical Dancer received an average score of 85, based on six reviews, indicating “universal acclaim”. Emily Mackay of The Observer called the album “banging fusion of funk, house and techno”. Paul Simpson of AllMusic claimed the album was “catchiest and most danceable songs Adigéry and Pupul have written to date” and that the lyrics “offer a lot of food for thought”. Eric Torres of Pitchfork called the album “riveting” and reported that the album had a “roguish charm”. Jasper Willems wrote on Beats Per Minute that Topical Dancer is “spiritual palette cleanser as much as it is a physical one” and “a record for literally anyone”. In a review written for NME, reviewer Max Pilley claimed that the album “arrived bursting with positive energy”.]

[Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul play the Open Bottle in Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8:00 PM]

10:30 – Underwriting

  1. The Creepy Jingles – “Decepticon Artist (feat. The Swallowtails)”
    from: Decepticon Artst (feat. The Swallowtails)” – Single / High Dive Records / Sepr. 9, 2022
    [New single from the band in collaboration with The Swallowtails. This is a follow up to the band”s 11-track, full-length debut, TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY released on March 25, 2022. Their single “Trojan Horse Girl” (from the album) was the single released February 11, 2022. The Creepy Jingles are a Kansas City based, 4-piece rock and roll band that both honors and defies convention. Led by singer / song-writer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics. Nick Robertson on drums, Travis McKenzie on guitar, and Andrew Woody on bass guitar bring first class musicianship and creativity, helping Nixon paint the perfect picture of colors and sounds that don’t stay in the lines. Their new album, “Take Me at My Wordplay” is an eclectic blend of catchy Brit-Pop melodies that dance around the landscape of surf, NY garage rock, psychedelia and folk music. Paired up with lyrics centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree. Everything and the kitchen sink or swim. No stoner left unturned. The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019. The release was in the top ten of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. ]

[The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD. ]

10:34 – Interview with Jocelyn Olivia Nixon of The Creepy Jingles & Miki P and Rachel Lovelace of The Swallowtails

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, is the singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for The Creepy Jingles She joins us to share details about the band’s new single “Decepticon Artist” featuring The Swallowtails. Also joining us will be members of The Swallowtails. The new single was released on September 9, 2022 and follows their debut full-length album, TAKE ME AT MY WORDPLAY released March 25, 2022, on High Dive Records. The Creepy Jingles are led by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics “centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree.” The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. On Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM with LYD, for the LYXE Album Release Show. More info at: Instagram @thecreepyjingles

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

And Jocelyn has brought along some friends, Miki P and Rachel Lovelace of The Swallowtails

Show Connection: For their Debut Album Release Show at Replay Lounge in Lawrence on Saturday, March 26, 2022 The Creepy Jingles welcomed Miki P & The Swallowtails, and LYXE.

Miki P and The Swallowtails released Right Where We Are on August 21, 2020.

The Swallowtails are: 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 (Mikala Petillo) 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.

Miki P wrote songs for their full-length album Irreplaceable released in 2017, followed by a single “Queen of Hearts” released April 11, 2018. She 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 . More info at: http://www.mikipmusic.com.

Miki P plays drums with Stephonne & The Gay Rodeo

Take Me At My Wordplay – All songs written by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon

Side A

  1. Conundrum & Bass
  2. Trojan Horse Girl*
  3. Nicotine Mom
  4. Working Class Clown
  5. Fall of the Cabal Game
    Side B
  6. Breaking the Fourth Walmart
  7. Cardinal Cinnabon
  8. Ennochian Hymn and Her
  9. Gaslight My Fire
  10. Tabooed Out of the Building
  11. Saved by the Bell Jar

Zack Hames- Recording, Mixing, and Mastering

The Creepy Jingles social Media Links
Twitter @CreepyJingles
Facebook @CreepyJingles
Instagram @thecreepyjingles
http://www.highdivekc.com/bands/the-creepy-jingles

The Creepy Jingles released the stand alone single, “Throwing In The Femme Fatale” on Nov. 18, 2021. As lead singer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, who is a transgender woman, told 90.9 The Bridge, “This is one of those songs we wanted to make space for and share because it was a favorite little oddball of ours, it’s a bit outside the box of what we normally do.” Nixon continued, “I wrote it to appear vague enough where it could be about a song, idea or a person that gets stuck inside your crawl space,” the song was about her own mindset before transitioning. “…This overwhelming thought about showing the world who I really was, because I couldn’t ignore it anymore.”

The Creepy Jingles self titled debut EP was released on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019
Ross Brown of (Shy Boys and Full Bloods) recorded & mixed the EP at escape Pod Audio.
Mike Nolte Mastered the recordings at Eureka Mastering. EP credits give special thanks to: Collin Rausch and Kyle Rausch of Shy Boys

From High Dive Records http://www.highdivekc.com: “The brainchild of singer/ songwriter, Jocelyn Olivia Nixon acts to guide the listener thru a self-actualized Mono-myth of forging identity thru Bizarre arcane cosmic poetry coupled with the wordplay of a wry smile and eccentric wit.”

“Drummer Nick Robertson charges the group forward with a fiery fueled obsidian backbeat. Andrew Woody on bass guitar; Rounding out the band is Guitarist Travis McKenzie who generously spins a holographic spectrum of color that lift the catchy Brit pop melodies that effortlessly dance about the rapidly changing landscapes of New York Garage Rock and 60s/70s folk music. “

From FALLY AFANI, I Heart Local Music (June 22, 2019) “The Creepy Jingles are really throwing us for a loop. Like, we know garage rock is supposed to sound raw and a little loose. But The Creepy Jingles are so on point with their craft, we’re not entirely comfort-able with picturing them as some laid back group of rockers. Every. Single. Note. Is. Perfect. When The Creepy Jingles play, it sounds like they practice every single day. They don’t miss a single thing! Every note in every song is spot on, we haven’t heard a group of rockers this tight with their performance in ages. When they hit the Replay for their album release show Thursday night, it was hard to look away. Jocelyn Olivia Nixon runs a tight ship with this group. They began the set with her pounding away at the keys, leaving a throbbing urge for more of their exciting rock noise. Then, when they fully dove into their impeccable guitar work, the audience was also treated to her gnarly-as-hell vocals. The growls, the screams, the RAWNESS of it all brings out our most primal emotions.”

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin is Community Organizer at Bandwaggn Kansas City
Jocelyn Olivia Nixin is Singer/ Songwriter/ Guitar/ Keys at The Creepy Jingles
Jocelyn Olivia Nixin is Singer-songwriter at English Major
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Filming/Directing/Acting/writing at The Art Institute of Austin
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Studied Broadcasting & Film at University of Central Missouri
Jocelyn Nixin Studied Studied Creative Writing in English at Missouri State University

From The Pitch KC June 19, 2019 Nick Spacek: “Jocelyn Olivia Nixin was part of the band Abracadabras, that was active around Kansas City from 2006 to 2009 or so. Nixon fronted the band, which also included brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch, who now play in the pop act Shy Boys. “

Jocelyn Olivia Nixin told Nick Spacek in an article published in The Pitch KC on June 19, 2019, “That was, like, the first band,” Nixon says. “I’d been writing songs since I was probably about 22, and that was our first band together. So it was like we all grew up together … Once I went to Austin, I felt like it was time for me to stand on my own.”

“I’d left [Kansas City] to work on my marriage,” Nixon continues. “My wife at the time was offered a job and I figured, Yeah, Austin, great music city. I should see what happens. A music city like Austin was the silver lining in moving away from my band.”

The marriage hit the skids a few years in, but Nixon continued writing music. She released a solo project called English Major, a divorce record of sorts. Five years in, though, everything finally seemed to come to a head.

“The traffic, the cost of living — our rent went up $750,” Nixon says. “It was almost impossible to stay. I was like, Why am I killing myself to do this? I was also starting to come to terms with my own personal identity, and it blew into this existential crisis, where I was like, I can’t keep this bottled up anymore.”

Being “bottled up” was Nixon acknowledging her recent transition into life as a woman, a process she’d started early during her time in Austin.

“Tweezing my eyebrows, laser hair removal, therapy, going out more in femme,” she says — but largely abandoned after her marriage fell apart and she stepped into a new relationship. But the desire to transition hadn’t gone away; Nixon was just burying it.
“I was depressed to the point where I kind of — there’s that line in ‘Yer Blues,’ where John Lennon’s like, Feel so suicidal/ Even hate my rock & roll.’ I was like, ‘Oh, I get that line,’”

Nixon says. “I didn’t ever feel like I was going to commit suicide, but I had this fantasy of faking my death and becoming a new person, which was all sort of leading me to transition, but I was just miserable and I just didn’t want to be around it.”

She decided to leave Austin and return to KC, though moving back home as she transitioned wasn’t something Nixon was initially eager to do. “I thought it was scarier to move back,” she says. But then she realized that, as she says, “I needed to do this in front of the people I grew up with, and have those tough conversations, and tell them who I really am and how I really feel. It felt like the most honest way to do things, and it felt like the most authentic way to bridge my past to my present.”

Nixon started hormones and came out as a woman after she moved back home to KC. She says everyone’s been cool about it — tons of support.

“When I came out, I felt stupid, because I was like, ‘I should’ve done this sooner,’” she says. “An immediate weight lifted off of me, just from carrying the weight of that consuming all my mental faculties at all times. It just shot my nervous system.”

Nixon had quit playing music toward the end of her time in Austin, and she gave herself a few years during her transition to “get my head right and heal from a breakup, and also, approaching this new phase in my life,” as she puts it. But she kept writing songs.

She started jamming with Nick Robertson, a drummer. Then they brought in Travis McKenzie, a former Abracadabras guitarist, and the Creepy Jingles were born. They played around for a few years and then, last year, began recording what would become their debut self-titled EP.

“We took it slow, doing it like, once a week, and then once fall rolled around, we were like, ‘Let’s record some things,’” Nixon says. They took the music to Ross Brown, another Shy Boy, who recorded & mixed the EP in his basement. Collin Rausch ended up playing bass.

“It was kind of like a little family reunion,” Nixon says of reuniting with old bandmates.

Nick Spacek wrote: The EP was released on High Dive Records at the beginning of May. It’s confident and exuberant, a Kinksy mishmash of Britpop garage rock”.

She says. I felt like I had to adopt a mask or a character to protect myself a little bit onstage. Now it feels very me, and I’m very comfortable.”

Saved by The Bell Jar
Words and music by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon

Forged from fire’s flame
Shedding skin
and taking names
Theft left to explore
seen your face
Back then before

When it was just us two
Better than a friend
I’m in love
When well why won’t you
Why won’t you
Leave the past behind

All this karma brings
Echoes of the memories
I just swim upstream
Searching for some silly dream

When it was
when it was brand new
Better than a friend
I’m in love
When well why wont you
Why won’t you
Leave the past behind

When it was
when it was brand new
Better than a friend
I’m in love
When well why wont you
Why won’t you
Leave the past behind

10:44

  1. The Creepy Jingles – “Saved By The Bel lJar”
    from: TAKE ME AY MY WORDPLAY / High Dive Records / March 25, 2022
    [From band’s 11-track, full-length debut, TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY. The Creepy Jingles are a Kansas City based, 4-piece rock and roll band that both honors and defies convention. Led by singer / song-writer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics. Nick Robertson on drums, Travis McKenzie on guitar, and Andrew Woody on bass guitar bring first class musicianship and creativity, helping Nixon paint the perfect picture of colors and sounds that don’t stay in the lines. Their new album, “Take Me at My Wordplay” is an eclectic blend of catchy Brit-Pop melodies that dance around the landscape of surf, NY garage rock, psychedelia and folk music. Paired up with lyrics centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree. Everything and the kitchen sink or swim. No stoner left unturned. The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019. The release was in the top ten of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. ] The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019.]

[The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD. ]

Jimmy Girod, AJ Knudson, and Ryan Wise, of LYXE with Jocelyn Olivia Nixin, Rachel Lovelace, and Miki P on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

10:47 – More Interview with Jocelyn Olivia Nixin of The Creepy Jingles (continued)

We are talking with Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for The Creepy Jingles, joins us to share details about the band’s new single “Decepticon Artist” featuring The Swallowtails. Also joining us Miki P and Rachel Lovelace of The Swallowtails

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, Thanks for beings with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Earlier we played The Creepy Jingles – “Decepticon Artist (feat. The Swallowtails)” released on September 9, 2022 and follows their debut full-length album,.

The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. On Friday, September 16, at 10:00 PM with LYD, for the LYXE Album Release Show.

The Creepy Jingles released TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY – 3/25 – High Dive Records.

The Creepy Jingles are led by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics “centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree.”

The Creepy Jingles are Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, (Singer/Songwriter, Guitar, Piano); Travis McKenzie (Lead Guitar), Nick Robertson (Drums);Andrew Woody (Bass) all join us yo share details about their debut full-length, TAKE ME AT MY WORDPLAY.

Nixon had quit playing music toward the end of her time in Austin, and she gave herself a few years during her transition to “get my head right and heal from a breakup, and also, approaching this new phase in my life,” as she puts it. But she kept writing songs.

“Trojan Horse Girl” – Music and lyrics by Jocelyn Olivia Nixon

Abandoning the Past
And supporting cast
Just to feel brand new
Is any of it true?
Or you?

On a quest
To find your best
And your destiny
I can hardly see what you used to be

Faking out the fools
Did ya break the rules?
Just to hear ya say
Tell me I can stay
Ok?

On a quest
To find your best
And your destiny
I can hardly see what you used to be (x2)

Fame won’t bring you love
Won’t fill your heart
Won’t wait by your bed
It won’t wake
wake the dead

Abandoning the past
And supporting cast

The Swallowtails, Sisterbot, Calvin Arsenia, Stephonne Singleton & The Gay Rodeo, Shawn Stewart, the musical collaborations of our guests go on and on.

Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD.

10:57

  1. The Creepy Jingles – “Trojan Horse Girl
    from: Take Me At My Wordplay / High Dive Records / March 25, 2022
    [From band’s upcoming 11-track, full-length debut, TAKE ME AT MY WORD PLAY. The Creepy Jingles are a Kansas City based, 4-piece rock and roll band that both honors and defies convention. Led by singer / song-writer Jocelyn Olivia Nixon, a transgender wordsmith who charms with razor wit and dazzles with her lyrical acrobatics. Nick Robertson on drums, Travis McKenzie on guitar, and Andrew Woody on bass guitar bring first class musicianship and creativity, helping Nixon paint the perfect picture of colors and sounds that don’t stay in the lines. Their new album, “Take Me at My Wordplay” is an eclectic blend of catchy Brit-Pop melodies that dance around the landscape of surf, NY garage rock, psychedelia and folk music. Paired up with lyrics centering on themes of identity, strained relationships, social media madness, meme magic, pandemic paranoia, paid off political pundits, backyard bullies and barking up the wrong tree. Everything and
    the kitchen sink or swim. No stoner left unturned. The Creepy Jingles released their Debut EP on High Dive Records on May 3, 2019. The release was in the top ten of WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. ]

[The Creepy Jingles play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 for the LYXE – EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT EP Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. with LYXE and LYD. ]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. LYXE – “Wave”
    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.]

[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]

Jimmy Girod, AJ Knudson, and Ryan Wise, of LYXE on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

11:04 – Interview with Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of LYXE

Joining us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios are: Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of the new band LYXE. After a successful run of shows over the summer, Lawrence band LYXE (pronounced “likes”) is releasing a new single off their upcoming EP, Everything You Could Ever Want. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds. EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT was recorded at Element Recording Studios and will be available on all streaming platforms September 15, 2022.

LYXE play a special Album Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. On Friday, September 16 at 10:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles and LYD.

Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod thank you for being with us on WMM

Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility.

With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds.

EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT was recorded at Element Recording Studios with Joel Nanos.

LYXE photo by Fally Afani

LYXE is:
Ryan Wise – vocals and vintage guitar sounds
Jimmy Girod – drummer,
AJ Knudson – Bassist

Ryan Wise plays in LYXE and also in the band Local Darling who play Replay, 946 Mass. Lawrence, KS. on Sept. 17, at 7:00 PM

Ryan is well known for his work in the band The Sluts

The Lawrence based band The Sluts were formed by Ryan Wise & Kristoffer Dover in 2011. The Sluts released: Enjoy The Show on May 7, 2020 it was Follow up to last year’s 6-song EP Break Their Heart. The Lawrence based band The Sluts were formed by Ryan Wise & Kristoffer Dover in 2011. Produced recorded, mixed, and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording & Mastering Studios, KCMO. Info at http://www.thesluts.bandcamp.com

The Sluts – Discography
Enjoy The Show – May 7, 2020
Break Their Heart ( 6-song EP) – February 12, 2019
Only One (EP) – May 25, 2017.
The Sluts (11-song full length album) – June 17, 2015
The Loser (EP) – July 8, 2014.
Virile ( debut EP) -November 14, 2013.

11:13

  1. LYXE – “Where I Was”
    from: Everything You Could Ever Want / LYXE / September 15, 2022
    [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.]

[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]

LYXE photo by Fally Afani

11:17 – Interview with Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of LYXE

Joining us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios are: Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod of the new band LYXE. After a successful run of shows over the summer, Lawrence band LYXE (pronounced “likes”) is releasing a new single off their upcoming EP, Everything You Could Ever Want. Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds. EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT was recorded at Element Recording Studios and will be available on Sept 15, 2022.

LYXE play a special Album Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. Onn Friday, September 16 at 10:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles and LYD.

Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod thank you for being with us on WMM

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.

Lead by frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, the debut single “Wave” showcases the band’s fun pop rock sensibility. With Wise’s crooning vocals and vintage guitar sounds, drummer Jimmy Girod, and bassist AJ Knudson, LYXE creates hip shaking rhythms reminiscent of classic 80’s and 90’s sounds. Everything You Could Ever Want was recorded at Element Recording Studios and will be available on all streaming platforms September 15, 2022.

LYXE throws back to new wave sound with new EP “Everything You Could Ever Want”
by Fally Afani for I Heart Local Music on September 5, 2022

A few years after forming as a band, LYXE is finally releasing some new music.

The trio is comprised of frontman Ryan Wise of The Sluts, bassist AJ Knudson, & drum-mer Jimmy Girod. With Everything You Could Ever Want, we see Ryan return to his old stomping grounds at Element Recording. But this time around, he’s diving into a more melodic & rhythmic sound exploring his new wave tastes woven into his garage rock fetish.

The EP, rightfully, opens with fan favorite “Wave,” (embedded below) an easy-to-love and easy-to-dance-to number which helped the band soar to popularity locally at their live shows (which have been plentiful over the Summer). “I Got Everything” takes the band’s indie sound to a higher level that could see the track getting airplay on mainstream radio thanks to the driving percussion lines and guitar riffs. Both “I Got Everything” and “Itchy Itchy” play more with percussion rhythms, while songs like “Where I Was” and “Wave” take a more canorous stance to the music.

The band didn’t waste time with filler, opting instead for an EP of solid songwriting and tunes that are easy to run on repeat. What we keep telling fans who ask us is that if you’re looking for The Sluts, this isn’t it. LYXE is an opportunity for Wise to step into his songwriting prowess and explore the music that made him over the decades. There’s definitely a return in live music right now to the more laid back, strum-rock of the early 90’s. Between Wise’s guitar work and Girod’s calculated rhythms, the trio could soon find themselves as one of the powerhouses of the local indie scene.

Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

Ryan Wise, AJ Knudson, and Jimmy Girod thank you for being with us on WMM

LYXE play a special Album Release Show at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS. Onn Friday, September 16 at 10:00 PM with The Creepy Jingles and LYD.

11:25

Jimmy Girod, Trent Michael Munsinger, AJ Knudson, and Ryan Wise, of LYXE on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.
  1. LYXE – “I Got Everything”
    from: Everything You Could Ever Want / LYXE / September 15, 2022
    [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.]

[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]

11:29 – Underwriting

  1. You Monster You – “Grip”
    from: “Doubt” – Single / You Monster You / July 23, 2021
    [Trent Michael Munsinger : Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, Recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa : Guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson : Drums, Mixing & Recording; David Charles Owens : Bass. The punk/emo grunge band You Monster You released their debut album “Chariot” in September 2019. with Trent Munsinger on vocals & guitar, Paul Herman onbBacking vocals, & guitar, David Owens on backing vocals & bass guitar, and Andrew McMullin on drums & percussion. They have opened for Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, NOT DEAD YET.The band released their single “Iron” on April 30, 2021. They released “Grip” on July 23, 2021. They released “Downtown” on October 15, 2021. You Monster You released their single, “13” on November 29, 2021. More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com]
Trent Michael Munsinger on the September 14, 2022 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

11:35 – Interview with Trent Munsinger

Trent Michael Munsinger lead singer of the band, You Monster You joins us to share new singles from the band. You Monster You includes: Trent Michael Munsinger on vocals, lyrics, guitars, & recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa on guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson on drums, mixing & recording; and David Charles Owens on bass. This band should not exist. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, “Not Dead Yet”. You Monster You released their last single, “Hound” on September 2,2022, and are getting ready to release a new single called “Cigarette.” More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com

Trent Munsinger thanks for being with us on WMM.

THIS BAND SHOULD NOT EXIST…

This band should not exist. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording “Not Dead Yet”.

By the time their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; punk/emo grunge outfit You Monster You had opened side-stage for such household names as Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World to as underground as Josh Scogin’s fiery two piece ’68 and Ohio’s punk darlings Heart Attack Man. They supported local favorites Listener & “The Sluts” and became featured regulars on local radio stations 96.5 ‘The Buzz’ and 90.9 ‘The Bridge’ with their singles “Throw” and “Dodge”. Things seemed almost surreal for the new band up until that fresh potential was derailed by half of the members suffering brutal hand injuries and the other half retiring from music altogether. Following the reformation of the lineup they were soon met with the lockdown of 2020 and a foreseeable end to live music as we knew it. The collective misfortune was demoralizing and would have spelled the end for most but You Monster You decided to double down on themselves. They were determined to rewrite fate and thwart their date with obscurity.

2021’s debut single “Iron” serves as the perfect jumping point for this new destiny with the band’s pop sensibilities encased in their signature heavy-handed guitar riffs and driving drum beats. This striped down indie-punk track surreptitiously smuggles emotionally charged lyrics the likes of Taking Back Sunday behind a bouncy 4-chord anthem akin to early Green Day or Weezer. “Iron” at its core is a simple song about complicated feelings with lyrics birthed out of relationships strained and broken from the fallout of the pandemic; namely the fear and frustration of not being accepted for yourself when the chips are down while inversely being unable to help the people we care about in crisis. The vocals waver from empathy to exhaustion leaving the listener open to either interpretation they desire from it. Truly a song for anyone who has struggled interpersonally from the pandemic; “Iron” erects a solid foundation for the rest of the songs to come. You Monster You will be releasing 12 new self-produced tracks bi-monthly over 2021 and 2022. Each individual track will be supported by promotions through social media with corresponding music videos and multiple versions such as an acoustic and chiptunes version of “Iron”.

Some have compared You Monster You to a more punk-rock Foo Fighters with hints of the best of 90’s grunge guitar rock layered with the sardonic attitude of punk/emo contemp-oraries like PUP and Drug Church. You Monster You proves that each song is a chance to bring the best of what they loved growing up listening into thier repetoire. From Third Eye Blind to Four Year Strong to Linkin Park & Nirvana. The only rule is fun & loud.

You Monster You compliment each of their dynamic personalities & strengths. The band consists of: Trent the loud stubborn visionary, Dave the stoic with an eye for the big-picture, Jamison the pedigree performer with a heart for harmony, and Tyler the young but disciplined tech wizard. What they all have in common is an embrace of each other and a shared blood lust for manifesting the future of this music. So despite everything in the last 2 years trying its best to kill this band, You Monster You is NOT DEAD YET._

11:43

You Monsgter You
  1. You Monster You – “Hound (Radio Edit)”
    from: “Doubt” – Single / You Monster You / September 2, 2021
    [Trent Michael Munsinger : Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, Recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa : Guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson : Drums, Mixing & Recording; David Charles Owens : Bass. The punk/emo grunge band You Monster You released their debut album “Chariot” in September 2019. with Trent Munsinger on vocals & guitar, Paul Herman on backing vocals, & guitar, David Owens on backing vocals & bass guitar, and Andrew McMullin on drums & percussion. They have opened for Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, NOT DEAD YET.The band released their single “Iron” on April 30, 2021. They released “Grip” on July 23, 2021. They released “Downtown” on October 15, 2021. You Monster You released their single, “13” on November 29, 2021. More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com]

11:46 – Interview with Trent Munsinger

We are talking with Trent Munsinger lead singer of the band, You Monster You joins us to share new singles from the band. You Monster You includes: Trent Michael Munsinger on vocals, lyrics, guitars, & recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa on guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson on drums, mixing & recording; and David Charles Owens on bass. This band should not exist. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, “Not Dead Yet” to be released later this year. You Monster You released their last single, “Hound” on September 2,2022, and are getting ready to release a new single called “Cigarette.” More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com

Trent Munsinger thanks for being with us on WMM.

You Monster You have one show on the books right now on Oct 8th at Kirby’s Beer Store in Wichita. The reason we don’t have any others booked right now is we’re currently auditioning new drummers and hoping that we’ll be able to pick up more shows soon and hit 2023 running hard.

In the meantime, they are releasing a lot of new music though the rest of the year including “Cigarette” on Oct 14th, then another upcoming song named “Rose” on Nov 25, and the final track of our ‘Enough to Be Dangerous’ EP, entitled “Mountains” will drop on Jan 6, 2023.

As far as other music we’d love share, Our first release of the ‘Enough to Be Dangerous’ EP called “Matches” would be excellent as well as our most popular song “Grip” from our previous EP called, ‘Not Dead Yet’

Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, “Not Dead Yet” to be released later this year.

You Monster You released their last single, “Hound” on September 2,2022, and are getting ready to release a new single called “Cigarette.”

Trent Munsinger thanks for being on WMM.

11:53

  1. You Monster You – “Cigarette”
    from: “Cigarette” – Single / You Monster You / October 14, 2021
    [Trent Michael Munsinger : Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, Recording; Jamison Sean Figueroa : Guitars; Tyler Graham Anderson : Drums, Mixing & Recording; David Charles Owens : Bass. The punk/emo grunge band You Monster You released their debut album “Chariot” in September 2019. with Trent Munsinger on vocals & guitar, Paul Herman on backing vocals, & guitar, David Owens on backing vocals & bass guitar, and Andrew McMullin on drums & percussion. They have opened for Third Eye Blind, Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World. Shortly after their debut album “Chariot” released in September 2019; Kansas City punk/emo grunge band You Monster You’s potential was derailed by the lockdown, brutal hand injuries and lineup changes. However YMY decided to double down on themselves. Writing and recording a new record dubbed, NOT DEAD YET.The band released their single “Iron” on April 30, 2021. They released “Grip” on July 23, 2021. They released “Downtown” on October 15, 2021. You Monster You released their single, “13” on November 29, 2021. More info at: http://www.youmonsteryou.com]

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

Next week on Wednesday, September 21 – Marion Merritt returns to share her new sonic discoveries and information from her muscally encyclopedic brain.

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

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