WMM presents Krystle Warren + Mike Dillon + Malek Azrael & The Vibez

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Mike Dillon + Malek Azrael & The Vibez + Krystle Warren

Mark will spin more New & MIdCoastal Releases from: IVORY BLUE, Malek Azrael & The Vibez, Mike Dillon & Punkadelic, Krystle Warren & The Faculty, Hannah Jadagu, ANOHNI and the Johnsons, Paul McCartney, Chet Atkins, and Stevie Wonder.

At 10:15 Mike Dillon calls in from the road, where he is touring as a member of Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, with Les on vocals & guitar, Sean Lennon on guitar, Harry Waters on keyboards, Paulo Baldi on drums, Skerik on saxophone, and Mike Dillon on percussion. Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade play Grinders KC, 1826 Locust St., on Friday, May 26. Mike Dillon was a percussionist with Billy Goat, and was one third of influential and acclaimed band, The Malachi Papers. Mike’s own band, Mike Dillon & Punkadelic features Mike on vibraphone, ma-rimba, Prophet 6, congas, & bongos; Brian Haas (of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) on Fender Rhodes, piano, bass Moog & melodica; and Nikki Glaspie (of Beyonce) on drums, cymbals & vocals. Punkadelick released their 10-track instrumental rock, debut album, INFLORESCENCE on Royal Potato Family Records, on January 30, 2023. The album was produced with Chad Meise. Mike Dillon has released over 12 solo records, multiple albums with his other bands, many singles, and collaborations with Ricki Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco and others. More information at http://www.mikedillonvibes.com

At 10:30 AM, Mark talks with Malek & The Vibez. The band includes lead singer songwriter Malek Azrael, drummer Josh Luke, bassist Jack Roberts, and guitarist Calvin Haverkamp. Malek Azrael grew up in Kansas City and works for Boys Grow. Malek Azrael was part of Making Movies non-profit organization Art As Mentorship, and sometimes plays with Making Movies. Malek played the Ameri-Kana Fest, and KKFI’s 18th Annual Crossroads Music Fest, on Aug. 27, 2022. Makek Azrael released his 10-track debut album Waves on October 15, 2021. Malek Azrael released the single “22” on January 13, 2023, and the newest single, “Anxiety” on April 30, 2023. Malek & The Vibez play THE BLACK BOX, 1060 Union Ave., KCMO, WEST BOTTOMS, on Friday, June 2, at 7:00 PM. Malek & The Vibez play Boulevardia Festival at Crown Center, on Friday, June 16, at 7:00 PM. More info at: http://www.mavband.us

At 11:00 AM we welcome Paris based, Kansas City raised, singer songwriter, Krystle Warren for our entire 2nd hour. We will play the just released single, “Macca” from Krystle Warren & The Faculty, that was recorded on the heels of sessions for the band’s upcoming full length album EXTENDED PLAY to be released this year. Krystle says that the song, “became equal parts: a love letter to (Paul McCartney) and a note of encouragement to me. Which is a wonderful thing if you think about it.” Krystle Warren & Solomon Dorsey just recently headlined the KC Folk Fest 2023 on Saturday, May 20, in Washington Square Park, Kansas City, MO. Krystle will spin tracks that inspired the new single “Macca” from Paul McCartney, Chet Atkins, and Stevie Wonder. More info at: http://www.krystlewarren.com

On your local radio dial 90.1 FM or
STREAMING LIVE at: kkfi.org

Show #995


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