About Mark Manning

For 12 years Mark Manning has served as Coordinator of the KCK Organic Teaching Gardens, an Initiative of The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity, Health Careers Pathways Program, K-12. Each year Mark works with 1000 to 2000 students, between K through 8th grades, with organic, "raised bed" gardens built directly on the school grounds of three Middle Schools and four Elementary Schools in the inner city of the Kansas City, Kansas school district. Mark conducts over 300 workshops annually in classrooms at these schools. He started the project under the guidance of Marcia Pomeroy, in 1999, after working in a literacy program. The KCK Organic Teaching Gardens has been financially supported through grants from The Kauffman Foundation, and The University of Kansas Medical Center. The project has been recognized locally and nationally by The National Gardening Association, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Community Gardens, The Green Bliss Festival, The Urban Farm & Garden Tour, and on the PBS television program America's Harvest. Mark learned about gardening from his grandmother Edna Jacobsen on the family's McCool Junction, Nebraska farm. His grandmother raised a huge garden, chickens, sheep and cattle. She preserved apples, wild berry jams, and beets and virtually everything she grew was canned for consumption in winter months. Edna raised seven children with no running water and as a child lived in a sod house. His passion for the school gardening program has been fueled by the fact that he doesn't see the lessons he learned from his grandmother passed down to kids today. Kids need to know where their food comes from, especially with the rise of diabetes, and over weight Americans. We can all learn from our gardens how to treat ourselves and the world better.

Wednesday MidDay Medley welcomes IVØRY BLACK + Spencer Brown of The Kinsey Sicks

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

IVØRY BLACK + Spencer Brown of The Kinsey Sicks
+ Music of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s – MOTM Day Party!

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Nature Boys, Via Luna, Salty, David George, The Way Back, Nick Siegel, The New Pornographers, The Black Angels, and The Kinsey Sicks. Mark also plays music from bands playing Wednesday MidDay Medley/90.1 FM’s – Middle Of The Map Day Party, May 6, at 2:00 PM, at The Brick, with: Calvin Arsenia, Use Your Atlas, Julian Davis And The Hay-Burners, The Good Hearts and Nicholas St. James.

IVØRY BLACK

At 10:30, IVØRY BLACK joins us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios. IVØRY BLACK plays Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at 9:45 PM, at The Westport Saloon. Born in 1986 in Peoria Illinois, and given up for adoption at the age of four, it was difficult to find trust in people after living with eight different foster families. Running away at 15, IVØRY moved from Indiana to Oklahoma and eventually ended up in Seattle. In 2011 IVØRY moved to Kansas City, and has became a part of new family. On June 23, 2015, Ivory released the debut EP, “Ready Get Set,” and is now finishing up work on a debut full-length album, to be released this Summer. Along with Middle of The Map, IVØRY BLACK is will play The Westport Roots Festival on May 27; Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch on June 10, for the KCPT screening of a documentary “Real Boy” about a young man’s transition from female to male; and the LIKEME LikeHouse – Teen Prom on May 12. More info at: http://www.ivoryblackmusic.com

The Kinsey Sicks

At 11:15, Mark welcomes professional actor, singer, super-hero, Spencer Brown, who has appeared on stage at The Unicorn Theatre, Late Night Theatre, The KC Fringe, Union Station, The Folly Theatre, Off Center Theatre, Broadway Jazz Club, and for over 10 years has also performed as Daisy Buckët, voted Kansas City’s Best Drag Performer by the Pitch Kansas City. For the past nine years Spencer Brown has also toured internationally and recorded several albums with The Kinsey Sicks, “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet” where Spencer plays Trampolina. The Kinsey Sicks will be returning to KC to perform the U.S. premiere of their new show, “Things You Shouldn’t Say,” Friday, April 28, at 8:00 PM, at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th Street, in KC’s Crossroads Arts District. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com // Moreinfo at: http://www.kinseysicks.com

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Show #679

WMM Playlist from April 19, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Music From Record Store Day
+ Barry Lee & An Evening With The Music of The Beatles
+ Aaron Rhodes of Shuttlecock Magazine

10:00

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Wire – “Short Elevated Period”
from: Silver | Lead / Pinkflag / March 31, 2017
[1st single from tWire’s 16th studio album that coincides with the 40th anniversary of theirs first gig as a four-piece band on April 1, 1977 at The Roxy in London. Wire is an acclaimed British post-punk band that was formed in London in October of 1976 by Colin Newman on vocals & guitar, Graham Lewis on bass & vocals, Bruce Gilbert on guitar and Robert Grey on drums. For this record Matt Simms plays electric guitar, lap steel, modular synth replacing Bruce Gilbert who left the band in 2004.]

of Montreal

3. of Montreal – “Stag to the Stable”
from: Rune Husk – EP / Sybaritic Peer / January 13, 2017
[10th EP from the Athens Georgia based band that has also release 14 full length albums, six compilations, and 28 singles. of Montreal was founded for frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance between Barnes and a woman “of Montreal.”]

[of Montreal plays recordBar, Friday, April 21, 2017]

4. Hermon Mehari– “Cold (Feat. Kevin Johnson”
from: Bleu / Unlabeled Publishing / March 17, 2017
[Debut solo release from Kansas City based jazz trumpeter. Hermon Mehari featuring
Logan Richardson on saxophone, Aaron Parks on piano, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, Rick Rosato on bass, Ryan J. Lee on drums, and a guest appearance by Kevin M. Johnson on vocals. Hermon Mehari grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, home of Lincoln University. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City Music Conservatory. In 2015 he finished first, at the prestigious Carmine Carusa International Jazz Trumpet Competition at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas. Hermon was a semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2014 he released the CD “Our Journey” with Diverse, which was recorded in Paris featuring Logan Richardson on alto saxophone. Hermon was also the winner of the 2008 National Trumpet Competiton and placed second in the International Trumpet Guild competition in Sydney, Australia. He splits his time between touring and playing all over the world and creative projects in Kansas City. Hermon has collaborated with Cat Mahari on BAM! the Workshop, he is also a founding member of Diverse Jazz, Diverse Trio, and The Buhs. He also plays with Peter Schlamb, Making Movies, John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons. Hermon was featured on the world-renowned saxophonist Bobby Watson’s 2013 release, “Check Cashing Day”. More information at: http://www.hermonmehari.com]

[Hermon Mehari featuring Peter Schlamb play the 1900 Building, at 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, in Mission Woods, Kansas, TONIGHT, April 19, at 6:00 pm, to benefit Kansas City JazzLP (that Hermon & Krystle have contributed to) and Record to Rebuild. Tickets at: https://kcjazzlp.eventbrite.com.%5D

Hermon Mehari & Krystle Warren

5. Krystle Warren – “Get A Load”
from: Three The Hardway / Parlour Door Music / expected Spring, 2017
[Last year in Krystle Warren premiered this song and her other new songs from this album at the Middle of the Map Fest in a packed room at Californos in Westport and later at The Polsky Theatre for the Performing arts Series of Johnsons County Community College. For this record Krystle decided to play every instrument and do all of the vocals and back up vocals. Krystle was on the show several times last year where she shared the inspirations for this record, early gospel recordings, that crossed over into Jazz fro Pharoah Sanders, Edwin Hawkins, The Swan Silvertones and more. Krystle Warren is originally from Kansas City. Krystle learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career in Kansas City and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created, Parlour Door Music, to release “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

[Krystal Warren plays the 1900 Building, at 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, in Mission Woods, Kansas, TONIGHT, April 19, at 6:00 pm, with Brad Cox, Jeff Harshbarger, Brad Williams, Mike Stover, Calvin Arsenia, Mark Southerland, Matt Hopper, Nick Howell, and Eddie Moore, to benefit Kansas City JazzLP (that both Hermon and Krystle have contributed to) and Record to Rebuild. Tickets at: https://kcjazzlp.eventbrite.com.%5D

10:15 – Underwriting

10:17 – Area Bands Playing In-stores on Record Store Day, April 22

6. The Conquerors – “Telling You (It’s Alright)”
from: Wyld Time / High Dive Records / August 26, 2016
[First full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon with additional help from Adam McGill at Element Recording Studios. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Portland, Oregon. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

[The Conquerors play Mills Record Store on Saturday, April 22, for Record Store Day, for a High Dive Records Showcase withFullbloods, The Whiffs, and Bummer.]

Monta At Odds

7. Monta at Odds featuring Your Friend – “Transmission from Cobby Base”
from: Fairgrounds Vol. 2 / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Monta At Odds is one of the recording projects of brothers Dedric Moore and Delaney Moore, based in Kansas City, Kansas. Their music is released through Upstairs Recordings nd Haymaker Records.]

[Monta At Odds play Josey Records, at 1814 Oak Street, on Saturday, April 22, at 6:45 pm, for Record Store Day with The Bad ideas, The Whiffs, Faultfinder and more.]

8. Amy Marcus – “I Want More For My Daughters”
from: I Want More For My Daughters – Single / Independent / January 24, 2017
[Singer songwriter Amy Marcus was born and raised in Kansas City. She has been writng song since she was a child and last May 2016 she released her debut 5-song EP Brave with Kansas City based Serve Productions. Yesterday she released a new single that was produced by musician Zach Balch at his studios in Dallas. The new song is called here in KC and is hoping to get started on recording a full length album this Spring with Zach Balch, who recorded and produced “I Want More For My Daughters.” Amy writes music to bring her honest lyrics to life. Amy Marcus studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is a mother of three and works as a professional photographer and personal chef. Amy is currently making preparations to start recording a full length album this Spring with musical friend, Zach Balch..]

[Amy Marcus plays Californos in Westport, TONIGHT, April 19, with Margo May, and the Mailboxes.]

9. Beatles Tribute Band – “Don’t Let Me Down”
from: Unreleased rehearsal recording / Independent / April 15, 2017
[Dave Tanner bass, vocals (Liverpool, The Depth and the Whisper, The Oldfield Victory); Paul Lemon, percussion (Potters Field); Pat Tomek, drums (The Rainmakers, Deco Auto); Todd Grantham, keyboards, vocals (The Quivers); Darrell Lea, guitar, vocals (Fortnight, solo artist); Mike Penner, guitar, vocals (Broken Arrows)]

10:32 – Interview with Barry Lee

Barry Lee is host and producer of 90.1 FM’s Signal To Noise, heard Friday nights at 9:00 pm. Barry Lee joins us to share the details about, An Evening With The Music of the Beatles, Friday, April 21, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO.

This benefit for 90.1 FM featuring Fast Johnny Ricker and his band starting things off, followed by a supergroup of area musicians from the bands: Liverpool, The Rainmakers, Broken Arrows, Potters Field, The Quivers, and Fortnight all playing Beatles songs “the way they should be played.” Go to http://www.kkfi.org for more information.

Dave Tanner bass, vocals (Liverpool, The Depth and the Whisper, The Oldfield Victory);

Paul Lemon, percussion (Potters Field);

Pat Tomek, drums (The Rainmakers, Deco Auto);

Todd Grantham, keyboards, vocals (The Quivers);

Darrell Lea, guitar, vocals (Fortnight, solo artist);

Mike Penner, guitar, vocals (Broken Arrows)

An Evening With The Music of the Beatles, Friday, April 21, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO. This benefit for 90.1 FM. Go to http://www.kkfi.org for more information.

10:50

10. Beatles Tribute Band – “I’m Down”
from: Unreleased rehearsal recording / Independent / April 15, 2017
[Dave Tanner bass, vocals (Liverpool, The Depth and the Whisper, The Oldfield Victory); Paul Lemon, percussion (Potters Field); Pat Tomek, drums (The Rainmakers, Deco Auto); Todd Grantham, keyboards, vocals (The Quivers); Darrell Lea, guitar, vocals (Fortnight, solo artist); Mike Penner, guitar, vocals (Broken Arrows)]

[An Evening With The Music of the Beatles, Friday, April 21, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO. This benefit for 90.1 FM. Go to http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

10:54 – Area bands playing in-stores on Record Store Day, April 22

11. sweatpantsdaze – “Caveman”
from: The Gothic Sarcophagus / sweatpantsdaze / March 20, 2017
[Recorded between January and March of 2017. All songs written, arranged, & recorded by sweatpantsdaze. sweatpantsdaze is: Tim on guitars, drums, effects, & vocals; and Kristin on keyboards & vocals.]

[Sweatpantsdaze play Records With Merritt, at 1614 Westport Road, on Saturday, April 22, for Record Store Day with Kate Rose, Jenna & Martin, Eggs On Mars, Karen Baum, Abigail Faith, Luther Vincent, and Brody Alan.]

Wick & The Tricks

12. Wick & The Tricks – “Brooklyn Queens”
from: TRIGGER WARNING [EP] / Wick & The Tricks / July 27, 2016
[3rd release from the KC based punk-glam-queercore-riot grrrl-trash rock, 4-member band fronted by librarian & activist Wick Thomas aka Wick Trick, with JoJo Tornado on drums, Jane Asylum on bass & vocals, and Chris Stallion on guitar. Wick & The Tricks were formed on Halloween night at a drunken basement punk show in Kansas City. from their facebook page: “The Tricks have become infamous for their energetic live performances, combining the spirit of bands like the Cramps and the New York Dolls with a faster, harder sound. Carrying the torch of the riot grrrls and early queercore bands with some not-so-subtle nods to Joan Jett, Wick & The Tricks are a band with a mission (but hopes you’re having way too much fun to notice).”]

[Wick & The Tricks play Revolution Records, at, 1830 Locust Street, KCMO, on Saturday, April 22, for Record Store Day with Bad Girls and Instant Karma.]

[Wick & The Tricks play Middle of The Map Fest, Thurs, May 4, at 11:00 PM at The Westport Saloon.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Guest Producer with Aaron Rhodes

Aaron Rhodes is a busy guy, he is the former Editor-in-chief at The Campus Ledger, the student newspaper for Johnson County Community College. He recently started writing for The Pitch Kansas City. And, Aaron Rhodes is the owner and Editor-in-chief, of Shuttlecock Music Magazine, that he launched in 2015, to feature in-depth coverage of new and VERY emerging music from Kansas City and the surrounding areas.

Aaron joins us as our special “Guest Producer” for our second hour, to share music from artists playing the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, starting at 2:00 PM, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for this year’s Middle of the Map Fest. Aaron will spin tracks from Aaron Alexander, Dev3n, Sahvannes, Dom Chronicles, Squibs, Ebony Tusks, Heartfelt Anarchy, Kemet The Phantom, and False Brother.

Aaron Rhodes grew up in Olathe, Kansas (born January 5, 1997) went school at Olathe East High and studied journalism at Johnson County Community College, and has been going to see live shows for nearly 7 or 8 years now.

The website features concert reviews, photo galleries, interviews, streams of new releases, and updates on the 816 Music Break podcast.

@ShuttlecockMag on Twitter and Instagram
Facebook.com/ShuttlecockMag
http://www.shuttlecockmusic.com

13. Aaron Alexander- “Sometimes”
from: “Sometimes” – Single /Ignart art / 2017
[Kansas City Kansas based, Aaron Alexander (22 years old) is an uprising lyricist that has been gaining attention through his mature blend of distinct influences. Aaron’s sound is a sum of his idols Basquiat and Erykah Badu, the visceral torque of lyricism, and a disruptive flow of jazz-centric beats. Aaron builds his bars layer by layer, painting the new sound of Hip Hop.]

[Aaron Alexander plays the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, starting at 2:00 PM, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for this year’s Middle of the Map Fest.]

14. Dev3n – “Omni”
from: “EPHNY” / Dev3n / 2017)

[Dev3n plays the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, starting at 2:00 PM, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for this year’s Middle of the Map Fest.]

Sahvannes

15. Sahvannes – “Jean Michel”
from: “Jean Michel” – Single / Sahvannes / 2017

[Sahvannes plays the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, starting at 2:00 PM, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for Middle of the Map Fest.]

16. Dom Chronicles – “ZZZs”
from: Reality Makers / Indyground Entertainment / March 29, 2016

[Dom Chronicles plays the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, at 2:00 PM, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for Middle of the Map Fest.]

17. Squibs – Flux (ft. Domineko & Dev3n)
from: Flux (ft. Domineko & Dev3n) – Single / Squibs / 2016

[Squibs plays the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, starting at 2:00 PM, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for this year’s Middle of the Map Fest.]

18. Ebony Tusks – “Everybody Run”
from: “Midas [EP] / Team Bear Club / 2011

[Ebony Tusks plays the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for tMiddle of the Map Fest.]

19. Heartfelt Anarchy – “Teleport Through the Middle (ft. Rory Cameron)
from: Heartfelt Anarchy / Heartfelt Anarchy / 2013

[Heartfelt Anarchy play the Eight One Sixty X Shuttlecock: MOTM Fest Local Hip-Hop Showcase, Saturday, May 6, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, for Middle of the Map Fest.]

11:46 – Underwriting

20. Kemet the Phantom – “Knock Knock”
from: Lexus Nexus / Center of Attention / April 12, 2017
[Produced, mixed and mastered by Kemet the Phantom who wrote about this recording, “Two years ago my uncle was turned up missing from his home in Chicago. My family would have never believed the news we received on April 11, 2017, the day before his birthday. We were informed that his DNA matched that of a body that was found shortly after he was reported missing. This is my attempt to grapple with the reality that I will never see my beloved and genius uncle again. Released just a month after the release of, The Invisible Man. Kemet The Phantom’s other full length release on Center of Attention Records. Kemet Coleman is Kemet the Phantom, a Kansas City based musicians who calls himself a rap Artist, actor, and Urbanist. Kemet is a member of the Hip-Hop duo COA (Center of Attention) and is the lead singer of the 8-member Funk/Rap/Soul band The Phantastics. Kemet, shines as a complete showman embracing a James Brown-esque persona via syncopated vocals, rhythmic dance moves and dapper costume style. Kemet the Phantom is a two time Pitch Music Award nominee for “Best Hip-Hop Act.” Kemet created the first ever Kansas City mayoral candidate rap song for the Sly James for Mayor campaign in 2010. A University of Missouri – Kansas City alumnus, Kemet, created “Gold and Blue” for UMKC’s sports teams, which has garnered thousands of plays on YouTube and has been featured on prime-time television commercials for the university. More information at: http://www.kemetthephantom.com.]

[The Phantastics play Middle of The Map Fest, Thursday, May 4, at 11:00 pm at Riot Room Patio.]

[Kemet The Phantom plays Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 6, at 8:00 in The Tank Room.]

21. False Brother – “Police Gun”
from: SELF TITLED TAPE / Data Decay / Sepetember 28, 2016
[Four piece post punk band based in Kansas City. The band includes: Esteban. Ian, Denny, and Deets. More information at: http://www.falsebrother.bandcamp.com/%5D

[False Brother play Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 6, at 4:00 pm at Josey Records.]

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

Next week, on April 26, IVØRY BLACK joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios, and in our second hour Spencer Brown, who many know as the famous Drag Queen Daisy Buckett, joins us. Spencer travels all over the globe as one fourth of the famous a cappella quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, who bill themselves as “America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet.” The Kinsey Sicks will perform their new show, “Things You Shouldn’t Say” Kansas City, Friday, April 28, at 8:00 pm, at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th Street, KCMO.

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

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Show #678

WMM Playlist from April 12, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents
Big Bang Buffet’s Black Sheep Rising – Live on the Radio!

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. The Sleazebeats – “Goosesteppin’ Nazis” (Live)
from: The Sleazebeats – The Sleazebeats / Independent / Jan. 1, 2012

Thanks for tuning into Wednesday MidDay Medley, on 90.1 FM KKFI. I’m Mark Manning. Today we welcome performers from Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” who just last night performed their benefit show for 90.1 FM at The Buffalo Room. Since last night’s stage show was “sold out” Wednesday MidDay Medley is presenting a special live radio broadcast of “Black Sheep Rising” featuring original pieces, live musical performances, and a special piece from director by Beth Marshall, that wasn’t part of last night’s show, but is being presented especially for radio.

Contributors include: Ron Megee, Jen Harris, Calvin Arsenia, Beth Marshall, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, Ryan Wilks, Nico Gray, Michael McQuary, Amy Britain, Janet Henry, and The Sleazebeats Charlie Colborne, Bill Belzer with Jen Appell who play live in our 90.1 FM studios as our “house band.”

Big Bang Buffet company members in Kansas City are joining with longtime performer friends returning from Chicago, Austin, Orlando, and Rochester, who will participate in this live radio showcase.

We just heard from The Sleazebeats: Charlie Colborne, Bill Belzer and Jen Appell who served as the house band for Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” last night at The Buffalo Room.

10:07

3. The Sleazebeats – “Smile” (LIVE)
from: The Sleazebeats – The Sleazebeats / Independent / Jan. 1, 2012

10:10 – Interview Beth Marshall and Nico Gray

One of the big reasons Big Bang Buffet show happened last night, was because of the tragic massacre at the gay night club Pulse, in Orlando Florida, June 12, where 49 people were murdered and 53 others were wounded, by one man, armed with a SIG Sauer MMCX semi-automatic rifle, and a 9mm Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol, all easy to obtain in a country that worships guns more greatly than they worship Jesus. The Orlando massacre shook the entire country, but for LGBTQIA folk, we were devastated. Especially because from 1990 to 1996 Big Bang Buffet produced hundreds of hours of programming, in a gay bar. So many of us “came out” at gay bars. Late Night Theatre currently is presented at a Gay Bar. We all know what a crowed gay bar, at 2:00 in the morning, looks like, and feels like.

Beth Marshall lives in Orlando. She knew people who were in Pulse that night. She has produced shows at Pulse. As the news of this tragedy filtered out, it was social media that connected us. On Facebook we shared our shock, and grief, and sadness In the hours following of this tragedy, one of our facebook threads, started with Beth and Amy Britain, who lives in Rochester Minnesota, with her wife, Dr. Sara Hocker who works at The Mayo Clinic. The thread was saying we should all get together and do a Big Bang Buffet show again, a reunion of sorts, Ron Megee jumped into the thread and encouraged the conversation. From that thread, last night happened. Our intention made real, just like every other Big Bang Buffet Show.

Beth Marshall (Core Member of Big Bang Buffett from 92-95) known for Hosting, Performance Art and her portrayal of Laurie Anne Normal in Big Bang Buffett World News Report is thrilled to be back for BlackSheep Rising. Beth is the Producing Artistic Director/CEO of her 10 year old theatre company in Orlando Florida- Beth Marshall Presents, the recent recipient of Orlando Weekly’s Top 14 People We Love and Orlando Sentinel’s Top 5 Most Fascinating People In Central Florida. Beth’s body of work includes Fringe Festivals Globally, Serving as The Producing Artistic Director of Orlando Fringe, National New Play Network Ambassador, The VP of Canadian Association of Fringe Fests and actor from award wining indy films like Sunlight Jr to cheesy reality tv like South Beach Tow- her award winning stage credits range from top regional AEA theaters to the divest of gay bars! KCMO forever has a piece of her heart!

Beth is here with Nico Gray who was the guest producer of last week’s Wednesday MidDay Medley, which seems like longer than a week ago.

Nico, last night you performed on stage for the first time in 20 years, you started the show, and you started with a very strong piece. Thank you for you brave and beautiful and difficult piece. How do you feel about last night?

Beth Marshall introduced the piece: I REMEMBER I’M A RAINBOW By Aradhana Tiwari, that show Directed for After Orlando: PlayFest: After Pulse

10:17 – I REMEMBER I’M A RAINBOW By Aradhana Tiwari

Directed by Beth Marshall, from After Orlando: PlayFest: After Pulse

Featuring the voices of: Beth Marshall, Nico Gray, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Jen Harris, and Amy Britian

10:23

4. Kristie Stremel – “Orlando (Keep Dancing)”
from: Orlando (Keep Dancing) – Single / Stremeltone / June 16, 2016
[Written by: Kristie Stremel. 2016 was a difficult year. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Latino. About 320 people were inside the club, which was serving last call drinks at around 2:00 a.m. After arriving at the club by van, Omar Mateen approached the building on foot, armed with a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol and bypassed security and began shooting and taking hostages. After a three-hour standoff, he was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department officers. It was both the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history. It was also the deadliest terrorist attack in the US since the 9 /11 attacks in 2001. Recorded and Mixed by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound. Mastered by John Hobson. Kristie Stremel on vocals & guitar, Anna Cook on cello & backround vocals, Ryan McCall on piano & background vocals. Described as “Joan Jett & Tom Petty’s love child,” and armed with her guitar, fueled by coffee, and over 75 published songs, singer, songwriter, producer, rock & roll mom. In October, 2013 Kristie and her partner, Lori Isabell, welcomed their adopted baby son, Charlie, into their family. In April 2014 Kristie released her 6th solo record, and the 9th full-length release of her musical career of over 20 years. Released on her own label, Stremeltone, it was Kristie’s first self-produced album. Stremeltone Records, was created in her home in Lawrence. The last track, “It’s Enough” was released early, as a video, featuring photos of couples in partnerships, relationships, marriages, unions, families. The video was Kristie’s response the the KS House of Representatives passing HD 2453 allowing business the right to refuse service to LGBT customers. In 2015 Kristie released, Wildflowers, her childrens book of song and poems with accompanying CD recording with contributions from Victor & Penny, Kelley Hunt, Ron Megee, Kasey Rausch and more.]

10:26 – Underwriting

10:29- Interview with Nico Gray

10:35 – Interview with Jen Harris

At the center of everything it was always the words, artists living on the edge, writing their way through political confusion, unwarranted wars, the fight for equality, and the bravery to go on stage and tell personal stories about our lives that had been kept silent for so long. Last night Jen Harris appeared in her first Big Bang show, but her work in Kansas City has been about creating venue, making her own path for herself and others. Poet Jen Harris is a Kansas City-based Spoken Word Poet, Women’s Rights and LGBT activist, published author, founder and host of KC Poetry Slam and poet-in-resident at Charlotte Street Foundation. Her next book of poetry and essays is due to release in the Fall of 2017.

The show was sold out last night and Jen touched the audience with her poetry, and showyou talked about how after the show she had several people crying in her arms,

10:41 – Poet Jen Harris Live

10:50 – Interview with Ryan Wilks & Jen Appell

Ryan Wilks is a queer artist in Kansas City who’s work focuses on gender, sexuality, and sensuality. Last year Ryan Wilks presented Gender Treason, his own art exhibition of giant portraits, of real people in Kansas City, who cross over the boundaries of gender and identify. His acclaimed show at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center was printed with a published book of his art. Ryan is currently working on a new exhibition, and continuing his journey of expression and greater understanding, which led him to last night where shared a new performance piece.

Ryan Wilks also created the backdrop for the stage, a 8 X 20 foot tall by painting.

Mark talked with Jen Appell about how they came to name the show “Black Sheep Rising” and about their weekly Monday morning meetings, over the past 6 or 7 weeks in planning the show.

11:02 – Station ID

5. The Sleazebeats – “Do You Like Who?” (Live) (2:08)
from: a new unreleased song

11:05 – Interview with Michael McQuary & Janet Henry

Michael McQuary’s groundbreaking shows in NYC, garnered him Two Bistro Awards. And TCM’s movie channel calls him ” The Man of 1001 Faces” due to his uncanny transformations of the golden age of Hollywood. Character actor and Internationally collected artist. He is also the creator designer of http://www.YourPowerSign.com

Janet Henry has trained unphysical theatre in Spain. She has appeared in One Time Productions Arts or Crafts, Byrd Productions, and Theatre League’s primer of the one woman show Cups, that was produced at The Unicorn Theatre.

11:10

6. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – “I Put a Spell on You ”
from: Single – (Jeremy Sole’s Zombie Stomp Remix) / self released / 2011
[Jeremy Sole is a critically acclaimed DJ, he is also a radio show host at KCRW in Santa Monica, California (www.kcrw.com) and is Co-Founder and resident deejay of “AFRO FUNKÉ.” Sole has drawn a loyal crowd every week for the past 7 years. This is his arena for Afrobeat, Latin, Brazilian and other authentic and remixed world rhythms. Hundreds of international guests have joined him, from deejays Rich Medina and Cut Chemist to impromptu jam sessions with Zap Mama and Stevie Wonder. “Jeremy is a great DJ, presenter, producer and knower-of-music …an extremely cool dude. I cannot stop listening to his remix of ‘I Put A Spell On You’ …it’s irresistible.” – Henry Rollins

11:14 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia

Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Folk Alliance International, and in May he will play The Middle of the Map Fest.. Standing at 6 foot 6 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC. He’s played The Kauffman Center, and He recently released his debut full-length recording, Catastrophe.

Calvin Arsenia thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:22

7. Calvin Arsenia – “Safe” (Live) (3:09)
This song is on: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

11:27 – Underwriting

11:32 – Interview with Ron Megee

Originally from Anaheim, California, Ron Megee has worked at every theater in Kansas City including The Kansas City Rep, The Coterie Theatre, New Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre. I first met Ron Megee through The Unicorn Theatre. He was running the spotight for The Rocky Horror Show. We became friends while working together with Lou Jane Temple at Cafe Lulu. Laughter is healing and Ron Megee is a comic genius. He has created one of Kansas City’s most enduring and successful theatre companies, Late Night Theatre that began in 1997, and after a hiatus, was reborn several years ago at Missie B’s, on West 39th Street. In the last 20 years Late Night Theatre has produced over 100 shows, in the last 20 years, and are currently presenting. “Golden Girls Gone Wilder” now on stage through April 21,

11:37 – Ron Megee’s Performance piece

11:45 – Interview with Jon Piggy Cupit

Jon Piggy Cupit is a multi media artist. He’s always had an affinity to the theatre & stage, both in front of the curtain and behind it, (read: versatile) starting his career in the 5th grade as the back end of a dancing donkey and things have just been coming up roses ever since. With Big Bang Buffet and with Jon’s Thunder Pussy Productions, his works were complete theatre pieces with integral soundtracks and visual effects, often using video, and always using wigs. Jon “Piggy” Cupit was a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, in the fibers department, he was also a busboy and waiter at Cafe Lulu, and with friend Bernie Koehrsen he demonstrated how to properly shave legs on stage at Cafe Lulu. Jon “Piggy” Cupit was one of our most prolific and longtime contributors, helping to make the connections to what performance art really is, telling a story, using everything that art offers, to bring to life the stories and dialogue.

11:51 – Jon Piggy Cupit’s Performance piece

8. The Fifth Dimension – “One Less Bell To Answer”
from: AM Gold / A & M Records / 1970

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

Next week, on April 19, Barry Lee join us to discuss the Beatles Tribute Show at Knuckleheads, and Aaron Rhodes of Shuttlecock Magazine jon us as Guest Producer for our second hour.

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #677

WMM Playlist from April 5, 2017

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Red Kate & Stiff Middle Fingers Split Single
+ Guest Producer Nico Gray

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. Cloud Nothings – “Modern Act”
from: Life Without Sound / Car Park Records / January 27, 2017
[1st single from the 4th studio album by the indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, founded by singer-songwriter Dylan Baldi. It currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Baldi, drummer Jayson Gerycz, bassist TJ Duke, and guitarist Chris Brown, who had joined the band earlier in the year as a touring member and is now a part of the band full-time. Beginning in 2009, the band originally started as a solo project, with Baldi recording both vocals and instrumentals in his parents’ basement, although he performed live with a full band. The band is signed to Washington, D.C.-based Carpark Records.]

[Cloud Nothings play Kansas City at recordBar, 1520 Grand, for Tito’s Sound Machine KC, on Friday, April 7, at 9:00 PM with False Brother, and Mess, presented by The Record Machine.]

3. Jametatone – “Flip The Hourglass”
from: Empty Bliss / J. Ashley Miller / March 21, 2017
[New EP from Jametatone, the solo project of J. Ashley Miller who also records with his band as Metatone. J. Ashley Miller is the The 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellow. J. Ashley Miller is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. His genre-bending trans-modern work has been performed everywhere from YJ’s to the Kauffman Performing Arts Center to the MoMa PS1 in NYC. Ashley utilizes a diverse range of technologies, techniques, and collaborators to access obscure facets of the human emotional landscape. You can view more of Ashley’s work at http://www.jametatone.com.]

[Jametatone opened all four shows last Friday and Saturday night at The Outburst KC, where Calvin Arsenia performed his 2017 Release Catastrophe Unplugged with guest musicians Beau Bledsoe, Fritz Hutchinson, Mark Southerland, and artist & vocalist Seth M. Jones.]

4. The Sleazebeats – “Not My Life”
from: The Sleazebeats – The Sleazebeats / Independent / Jan. 1, 2012
[Charlie Colborne – keyboards, guitar, vocals; Bill Belzer – drums; Jeff Harshbarger – bass; Recorded at More Famouser Studios w/ Mike Nolte engineer, mixing, mastering the recordings. The Sleazebeats have played Live on the show on several occasions.]

[The Sleazebeats play Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, Kristie Stremel, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bil Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquist-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Safe”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordBar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Kristie Stremel, Jen Harris, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquist-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

6. Kristie Stremel – “Friendville”
from: Songwriter / Stremeltone / April 1, 2014
[Described as “Joan Jett & Tom Petty’s love child,” and armed with her guitar, fueled by coffee, and over 80 published songs, singer, songwriter, producer, rock & roll mom. In October, 2013 Kristie and her partner, Lori Isabell, welcomed their adopted baby son, Charlie, into their family. In April 2014 Kristie released her 6th solo record, Songwriter, and the 9th full-length release of her musical career of over 20 years. Released on her own label, Stremeltone, it was Kristie’s first self-produced album. Stremeltone Records, was created in her home in Lawrence. The last track, “It’s Enough” was released early, as a video, featuring photos of couples in partnerships, relationships, marriages, unions, families. The video was Kristie’s response the the Kansas House of Representatives passing HD 2453 allowing business the right to refuse service to LGBT customers. The bill eventually died in the Kansas Senate. Songwriter, is Kristie’s self produced record that was mixed by famed musician and producer Lou Whitney, who in 2001 produced Kristie’s first solo full-length, “All I Really Want,” for Slewfoot Records. In 2014 we lost Lou who was 72 and was battling cancer, but still playing in his band Outland through 2013. Kristie has said that Lou Whitney was… “my mentor, a father figure,” Lou told Tim Finn in the KC Star: “I thought she had all the ingredients,” he said. “The songs were poppy efforts to write songs that might actually do something. She was writing personal stuff but couching it in this rock-pop way.” Chris Meck, played on the 2001, release, “All I Really Want.” He joined in on Songwriter and helped with “Wildflowers” a full length CD compilation of 14 original songs and 5 poems for and about children, with a book containing all of the lyrics with illustrations created by artist and friend Blue Haas. “Wildflowers,” is a hardcover, 9 x 6 landscape, full color 46 page book. Chris and Kristie hadn’t played together in over 10 years. Kristie also released a single “Love Makes A Family” with a read-along book for the song she wrote for her son Charlie, in an effort to explain the importance of family and to help celebrate the diversity in families today. In 2016 Kristie released her sing “Orlando (Keep Dancing)” in response to the Orlando massacre at the Gay Bar Pulse where 49 people were killed.]

[Kristie Stremel plays Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bil Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquist-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

7. Slights – “Lily Jane Gray”
from: Rough Mixes For Demo / Independent / February 7, 2017
[Slights is a collaboration band between Ben Parks and Matthew Dunehoo. In late January, 2017 the band recorded an album in San Francisco with Ryan Kleeman and their friend Andrew Skikne on bass. Their new music was recorded at Ghost Cat Studios in San Francisco.]

[Slights, play The Tank Room, Fri, April 7 at 9:30 PM, with Spellbook, opening for Kids & Chemicals.]

10:28 – Underwriting

8. Red Kate – “Urban Church” (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate – Stiff Middle Fingers split 7″ / Black Site Records / April 8, 2017
[Bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan – Drums/Vocals, Brad Huhmann – Guitar, Desmond Poirier – guitar/vocals]

[Red Kate and Stiff Middle Fingers play a split-single record release at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, Friday, April 7, at 9:00 pm, with Emmaline Twist, and Wick & The Tricks.]

10:32 – Interview with L. Ron Drunkard (Shawn Saving) & Shaun Hamontree of Red Kate
and Travis Arey of Stiff Middle Fingers

The KC based Punk Rock and Roll band, Red Kate has been rocking venues since 2007. In the review of their debut EP, The Pitch wrote, “Bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, (aka Shawn Saving) is a socialist activist by day, bellows like an Appalachian Roger Daltrey.”The band’s first full-length album, “When the Troubles Come” was released on Replay Records in 2013. Last year the band released their follow up full – length record, unamerican activities, on Kansas City’s coop record label, Black Site. Both releases were recorded and engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab. Red Kate includes bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan on drums, & vocals, Desmond Poirier on guitar & vocals, and most recently added Shaun Hamontree to the band on rhythm guitar.

Stiff Middle Fingers were formed in 2010 as a classic punk cover band playing songs by Black Flag, Minutemen, Ramones, Sex Pistols, and more. The band started writing their own songs and have shared the stage with Bomb the Music Industry!, Joyce Manor, Agent Orange, Peelander-Z, Radkey, and have earned a reputation as one of the midwest’s must-see punk bands. Lead vocalist TurdKing (aka Travis Arey) fronts the band with “the passion for achieving unity through the common self-loathing and anxiety of all people.” Travis is known for climbing all over the venue, working the entire room, and sometimes street, with his 75-foot mic cord. Stiff Middle Fingers include guitarist Aaron “Barry” Swenson (Podstar, Many Moods of Dad), drummer George Valyer (The Primetime Heroes), and bassist Doug Griffin (The Dead Sevens, Chris Aytes & the Good Ambition).

Red Kate and Stiff Middle Fingers are releasing a new split single containing 4 new songs. L. Ron Drunkard & Shaun Hamontree of Red Kate and Travis Arey of Stiff Middle Fingers are here to talk about their split-single record release at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, Fri, April 7, at 9:00 pm, with Emmaline Twist, and Wick & The Tricks.

L. Ron Drunkard (Shawn Saving) and Shaun Hamontree , and Travis Arey Thank you for being with us on WMM

The new 4-song 7″ record is the 2nd release on KC’s coop record label, Black Site after the release of Red Kate’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP, unamerican activities.

Cover art, once again, was designed by Shaun Hamontree, who is also Red Kate’s new rhythm guitarist. American Catastrophe

Red Kate recorded their new music at Weights & Measures Soundlab, with engineer Duane Trower who with front man L. Ron Drunkard have honed the Red Kate sound over the past five years.

Stiff Middle Fingers recorded their cow-punk burners at Rundown Studios in Topeka, KS, which is owned and operated by their drummer, George the Valiant.

This record marks the debut of Stiff Middle Fingers on vinyl.

10:39

9. Stiff Middle Fingers – “3 Minutes to Midnight (radio edit)”
from: Red Kate – Stiff Middle Fingers split 7″ / Black Site Records / April 8, 2017
[Lead vocals from TurdKing (aka Travis Arey) , guitarist Aaron “Barry” Swenson, drummer George Valyer, and bassist Doug Griffin.]

[Red Kate and Stiff Middle Fingers play a split-single record release at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, Friday, April 7, at 9:00 pm, with Emmaline Twist, and Wick & The Tricks.]

“Stiff Middle Fingers harness the angst and energy of early punk and the irreverent intelligence of early aughts Saddle Creek. The combination of these two elements makes their songs part-snarl and part-snark. Perfect for summertime skanking in the daytime or shaking the walls of any dive bar at night, Stiff Middle Fingers take all the frenetic energy of being dissatisfied with life after a few pots of coffee and directs at a single goal: making music that burns through the veins of their listeners.”

Red Kate and the Stiff Middle Fingers have joined forces to release a new Split 7″ Single.

Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City.

The split 7″ is a follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP, unamerican activities, released in 2016 on their coop label, Black Site.

With the election of an authoritarian narcissist to the White House and white supremacy again on the rise, this hard, fast and angry polemic on the current state of affairs has turned out to be unfortunately prescient.

10:46

10. Red Kate – “Hole” (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate – Stiff Middle Fingers split 7″ / Black Site Records / April 8, 2017
[ Andrew Whelan – Drums/Vocals, Brad Huhmann – Guitar, Desmond Poirier – guitar/vocals]

[Red Kate and Stiff Middle Fingers play a split-single record release at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, Friday, April 7, at 9:00 pm, with Emmaline Twist, and Wick & The Tricks.]

RED KATE released its first LP, When the Troubles Come, on Replay Records in 2013 and a 7″ split on Mills Record Company with fellow KC punks, The Bad Ideas, in 2014.

BLACK SITE is a record label cooperative created by Kansas City musicians interested in supporting regional punk and rock bands release their recordings on a physical medium. With the world around us becoming a deluge of digital 1’s and 0’s, transient as a trust fund crust punk on a cross country excursion, tangible art is critical to maintaining connections to our past, our sense of place, and who we are as a people. Only WE can create the world we want to live in. Reciprocity and solidarity are the cornerstones of building long lasting, self-sustaining community power that pushes back against the commodification of culture. Music is not a business; Punk is not a brand, and DIY is not a lifestyle to be consumed. This is a way of life, and if we don’t hang together, we’ll surely hang alone.

Red Kate has been rocking venues since 2007. The band is bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan on drums, vocals; Desmond Poirier on guitar, vocals, and Shaun Hamontree on rhythm guitar.

Stiff Miffle Fingers feature lead vocalist TurdKing (Travis Arey), guitarist Aaron “Barry” Swenson (Podstar, Many Moods of Dad), drummer George Valyer (The Primetime Heroes), and bassist Doug Griffin (The Dead Sevens, Chris Aytes & the Good Ambition),

Brian Clifton, of Mills Record Company.com writes, “SMF as a live band is bristling and precise, while still maintaining an off-the-cuff quality, often marathoning through 15-song sets in under 30 minutes. ”

10:55

11. Jen Appell – “You Woke Me”
from: You Woke Me – Single / Independent / unreleased track
[Written by Jen Appell who sings vocals and plays piano. She calls this her love song to Thom Yorke]

[Jen Appell plays Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Kristie Stremel, Bil Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

11:00 – Station ID
11:00 – Guest Producer Nico Gray

12. Radiohead — “House of Cards”
from: In Rainbows / XL Recordings / October 10, 2007
[English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass), and Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals). They have worked with producer Nigel Godrich and cover artist Stanley Donwood since 1994. After signing to EMI in 1991, Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of their debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity and critical standing rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to international fame; noted for its complex production and themes of modern alienation, it is often acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s and one of the best albums in popular music. The group’s next albums Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001), recorded simultaneously, marked a dramatic change in style, incorporating influences from experimental electronic music, 20th-century classical music, krautrock, and jazz. Despite initially dividing listeners, Kid A was later named the best album of the decade by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and the Times. Radiohead’s sixth album, Hail to the Thief (2003), mixed rock and electronic music with lyrics inspired by the War on Terror, and was the band’s final album for EMI. Their subsequent releases have pioneered alternative release platforms such as pay-what-you-want and BitTorrent. Radiohead self-released their seventh album, In Rainbows (2007), as a download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), an exploration of rhythm, was developed using extensive looping and sampling. Their ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool (2016), prominently featured Jonny Greenwood’s orchestral arrangements.]

[Radiohead play Kansas City TONIGHT at the Sprint Center in a SOLD OUT SHOW!]

We welcome back to the show, our friend Nico Gray, who joins us as “Guest Producer” for our second hour. Nico is a former theatre actor, performance artist, writer, and is currently a marketing and advertising consultant. Rooted in KC, Nico grew up with radio. Nico writes that, “Music has always served as the ‘passport’ through spiritual journeys that have transplanted him to the brownstones of Chicago, the rooftops of Paris, the sea-side of Marseille and the balconies of NYC. ”

Nico Gray will also be featured in Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Kristie Stremel, Jen Appell, Bill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquist-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information

Nico Gray welcome to Wednesday MidDay Medley.

13. Roxy Music – “Grey Lagoons”
from: For Your Pleaure / Atco – Reprise / May 23, 1980
[the 2nd album by the English rock band Roxy Music, released by Island Records in 1973. It was their last to feature synthesiser and sound specialist Brian Eno, who would later gain acclaim as a solo artist and producer. The group was able to spend more studio time on this album than on their debut, combining strong song material by Bryan Ferry with more elaborate production treatments. For example, the song “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” (Ferry’s sinister ode to a blow-up doll) fades out in its closing section, only to fade back in again with all the instruments subjected to a pronounced phasing treatment. The title track fades out in an elaborate blend of tape loop effects. Brian Eno remarked that the eerie “The Bogus Man”, with lyrics about a sexual stalker, displayed similarities with contemporary material by the krautrock group Can. Of the more upbeat numbers on the album, “Do the Strand” and “Editions of You” were both based around insistent rhythms in the tradition of the band’s first single “Virginia Plain”. “Do the Strand” has been called the archetypal Roxy Music anthem, whilst “Editions of You” was notable for a series of ear-catching solos by Andy Mackay (sax), Eno (VCS3), and Phil Manzanera (guitar). Eno is very present in the final song from the album, “For Your Pleasure” making it unlike any other song on the album. The song ends with the voice of Judi Dench saying “You don’t ask. You don’t ask why” amid tapes of the opening vocals (‘Well, how are you?’) from “Chance Meeting” from the first Roxy Music album. A live recording of the song has been used in 1975 as a B-side to “Both Ends Burning”..]

[Bryan Ferry played The Uptown Theatre, Friday, March 24, at 8:00 PM]

14. Bryan Ferry — “Let’s Stick Together”
from: Let’s Stick Together/ Polydor / 1976

15. Line Renaud—“Casino de Paris”
from: Line Renaud au Casino de Paris/ Pathé / 1959

16. Kid Francescoli — “Blow Up (Single Edit)”
from: Blow Up- Single/ Microphone Recordings / 2014

17. Heart — “Strange Euphoria”
from: Greatest Hits/Live / Epic Records / 1980

18. Elton Motello — “Jet Boy Jet Girl”
from: 7” Single / Vogue / 1977

11:31 – Underwriting

19. The Plugz — “Reel Ten”
from: Repo Man Soundtrack / San Andreas Records / 1984

20. Time Zone — “World Destruction (feat. John Lydon) {Mix A}”
from: World Destruction Single / Celluloid / 1984

21. Aloe Blacc – “Ticking Bomb”
from: Lift Your Spirit / Interscope Records / 2013

22. Amanda Shires — “A Song for Leonard Cohen”
from: Down Fell the Doves / Lightning Rod Records / 2013

23. Quincy Jones — “Maybe God Is Tryin’ To Tell You Something”
from: The Color Purple/ Qwest Records /1985

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

Next week, on April 12, we welcome the cast of Big Bang Buffet Black Sheep Rising for a special Live radio version of the upcoming show.

Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Kristie Stremel, Jen AppellBill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMed…,
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #676

WMM Playlist from March 29, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Clint Hoffmeier & Matt Tady
+ Matthew Dunehoo & First Friday Film Fest
+ Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Always Sad”
from: Damage and Joy / Artificial Plastic Records / March 24, 2017
[7th studio album by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. It is the group’s first album in 19 years, and marks their first collaboration with producer Youth. Half of its 14 tracks are re-recordings of songs that were previously released in some form—as Jim Reid solo releases or as part of their sister Linda’s Sister Vanilla venture. Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. After signing to independent label Creation Records, they released their first single “Upside Down” in 1984. Their debut album Psychocandy was released to critical acclaim in 1985 on major label WEA. The band went on to release five more studio albums before disbanding in 1999. They reunited in 2007.]

3. Lennon Bone – “Cut The Line”
from: Cut The Line – Single / Lennon Bone / February 24, 2017
[About “Cut The Line” Lennon Bone wrote: “ It’s a song about my mothers passing, which happened on Feb. 23rd, 2016. Chance Bone on bass, backing vocals and artwork. All other vocals, instruments, production, mixing and mastering by Lennon Bone. Engineered and recorded by Lennon Bone at Element Recording Studios and Sound and Patterns Studios, Kansas City. Lennon Bone spent 10 years touring the world as a professional drummer. His writing and playing has been heard on television shows like “Nashville”, “Criminal Minds”, MTV’s “Catfish” and “Gossip Girl”. His previous band, Ha Ha Tonka, was featured on an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”. He backed his brother (Chance Bone) as the drummer for music featured in the 2016 feature film “The Meddler”, starring Susan Sarandon. He’s been on 3 Billboard Top 200 albums, (K. Flay // Ha Ha Tonka), and has toured 13+ countries. Lennon currently resides in the midwest, producing and mixing records out of Sound and Patterns and Element Recording Studio’s in Kansas City, as well as doing freelance drumming and compositional work for film and television through his company Sound and Patterns Music. More information at: http://www.lennonbone.com]

4. The Besnard Lakes – “Laura Lee”
from: The Besnard Lakes Are the Divine Wind – EP / Jagjaguwar / Februry 9, 2017
[Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2003 by the husband and wife team of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, the band also includes Kevin Laing on drums, Richard White on guitar, Sheenah Ko on keyboards and Robbie MacArthur on guitar. They played Middle of The Map last year.]

[The Besnard Lakes will play recordBar, Sunday, May 14, with The Life and Times.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15 – Interview with Clint Hoffmeier & Matt Tady

5. Clint Hoffmeir & Matt Tady – “W.N.D.P. Theme”
from: Wednesday Might Drinking Practice/ Clint Hoffmeier / October, 2016

You are listening to the original theme song of the weekly podcast Wednesday Night Drinking Practice produced and hosted by Clint Hoffmeier & Matt Tady who join us on terrestrial radio to share details about their new weekly podcast, now in their 23rd week, recorded at Clint’s home studio, in his Rosedale KCK neighborhood.

Clint Hoffmeier is a Kansas City native, He has played in bands since I was 10. Although heavy into film and theater in his 20’s, music has continued to be a big part of his life. In 2008, he opened CODA, with Dan and Ann Tutko, friends he made while working for The Majestic Restaurant. Clint has been involved in many recording projects and his currently writing and performing with the Kansas City based band, The Dynamite Defense.

Matt Tady was born in Wyandotte County, but grew up in Southeast Kansas. After landing in Kansas City, he met his wife Danielle Meister in 2004. Matt has collaborated as an actor and dancer on perfomance installation pieces for the Charlotte Street Foundation, and has worked hanging art in galleries and bars in the Crossroads. Matt has also been a part of the astro-conspiracy rock band, The Cosmic Tady Brothers with his brother Chris. He is also the owner of Tadej Leather Goods with his wife Danielle Meister, who is the owner of We Are Sincerely Yours, at 2711 Troost Avenue, in Kansas City.

Clint has written about how Wednesday Night Drinking Practice is an old tradition. Many of his close friends and brothers have met every Wednesday in his garage to have drinks and talk about movies and music and such. The idea to do a weekly podcast with the same concept came to him last year. Clint asked Matt to join him on this project. What was once just an idea, has turned into an amazing experience in which he gets to hang out and get to know local Kansas City musicians and artists.

One of the features of the Wednesday Night Drinking Practice is “This or That”

10:24

6. Clint Hoffmeier, Matt Tady, and Johnny Hamil – “This or That Theme”
from: Wednesday Might Drinking Practice/ Clint Hoffmeier / October, 2016

“This Or That?”

Curtis Mayfield or Sly & The Family Stone

David Lynch or Quenton Tarentino

C-Span or Public Televison

The podcast: Wednesday Night Drinking Practice is now in their 23rd week.

Clint formed Ancient House Productions with Jason Orr at Phosphor Studios last year. We work with artist to record music and also video production.

Clint has been involved in many recording projects and am currently writing and performing with The Dynamite Defense. Clint’s band that includes: Jordan Carver, Tess Jehle-Ray, Chris Tady, and Chris Teasley.

10:33

7. The Dynamite Defense – “Hit The Town”
from: The Dynamite Defense EP / The Dynamite Defense/ June 2, 2015
[The Dynamite Defense include: Jordan Carver, Clint Hoffmeier, Tess Jehle-Ray, Chris Tady, Chris Teasley]

We are talking with Clint Hoffmeier & Matt Tady about their new weekly podcast, Wednesday Night Drinking Practice. The podcast is now in their 23rd week. Clint & Matt host and produce the show, that is recorded at Clint’s home studio, in his Rosedale KCK neighborhood.

To hear and download, “Wednesday Night Drinking Practice” podcasts, you can visit: http://www.wednesdaynightdrinkingpractice….

10:45

8. Second Hand King – “Go So Wrong”
from: Go So Wrong – Single / Second Hand King / March 22, 2017
[Second Hand King is Joe Stanziola, who grew up in Shawnee Kansas, and Overland Park, Kansas, where he graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 2008. He calls his music Doo Wop / Hip Hop. He is a student of Hip Hop with a passion for Doo Wop music, and he takes his name from a 1966 Doo Wop song known as “The Joker went Wild” by Brian Hyland. Second Hand King released his debut EP, The Santa Sangre, in December 2011, followed by the full length albums: All My Fears (December, 2012), Lower Depths (October, 2013), Chuck (March 2014), Before the Bomb Drops (May, 2015), and Almost Blue (January, 2016). Second Hand King is getting set to release his sixth full length release, FRANKIE this year.]

[Second Hand King plays recordBar, Friday, March 31, at 8:00 PM with Pistol Pete, The Kid Nicky Halt, Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, and Chris Flow.]

9. Modern English- “Moonbeam”
from: Take Me To The Trees / Modern English / February 24, 2017
[8th studio album from 5-piece band formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1979 by Robbie Grey on vocals, Gary McDowell on guitar & vocals, and Michael Conroy on bass & vocals. Modern English were originally known as The Lepers. The group expanded to “Modern English” when Richard Brown on drums and Stephen Walker on keyboards were subsequently added to the lineup of the band. Modern English are a new wave/post-punk band from Colchester, Essex, England best remembered for their songs “I Melt with You”, “Hands Across the Sea”, and “Ink and Paper”. The group disbanded twice, in 1987 and 1991, but reunited again in 1989 and 1995. This new album was recorded, produced and mixed by Martyn Young from Colourbox and MARRS, who also adds additional keyboards.]

10. Sky Smeed – “Lunker Bass”
from: Lunker Bass / Sky Smeed / Digital Release Feb 1, 2017 – Physical Release Mar 1, 2017
[Sky Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute, Kansas, in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early 1970s. Last year, he sold the country home he built by hand and migrated to Lawrence, Kansas, a place that has provided a non-stop supply of creativity, community and culture, and began settling in to an old fixer-upper on the north side of the Kaw River. To date, Smeed has self-released five full-length albums: Flying High (2002), The Front Steps (2004), Mill River (2006), Sky Smeed (2012) and Drive All Night (2015). His sixth album, Lunker Bass (2017), was recorded and produced at The Ninth Ward Pickin’ Parlor in Lawrence by none other than award-winning folk duo Truckstop Honeymoon (Mike & Katie West).]

[Sky Smeed plays a record release show at recordBar, Sat, April 1 at 8:00 with Truckstop Honeymoon.]

11. Pieta Brown – “Street Tracker”
from: Postcards / Lustre Records / March 10, 2017
[Pieta Brown’s new release Postcards features her collaborating with musical friends, including Calexico, Bon Iver, Mark Knopfler and the Pines. She compiled the album by writing simple acoustic demos of what would become the album’s songs, sending them to the musicians that make up Postcards‘ roster of guests, and having those artists finish the tracks. Brown and her collaborators never worked in the same room, which lent the album its distance-implying title. Street Tracker was created with Mark Knopfler. Brown was born in 1973, in Iowa City, Iowa. She is an American musician and singer-songwriter who has released five albums and three EPs. She has performed with artists such as Mark Knopfler, John Prine, Amos Lee, Justin Vernon and Calexico. Her early upbringing was in Iowa. There, Brown was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, singer songwriter Greg Brown. Brown spent her childhood living in 17 different residences between Iowa and Alabama. While living with her mother in Alabama, Brown began writing poetry and composing instrumental songs on piano. Pieta Brown is married to musician and producer Bo Ramsey.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Matthew Dunehoo

Matthew Dunehoo of First Friday Film Fest

Matthew Dunehoo, serves as Festival Director of the First Friday Film Festival, at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center on April 7, with eleven short films from Barcelona, Minneapolis, Columbia, NYC, Los Angeles, France, Sweden, and Michigan that will be screened. Matt is also a film maker, musician and actor. Matt is the founder of Elk’s Pride Pictures, a film production company based in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt has also been at the center of many of our favorite and often played bands on this show, including Tidy Hippy, Loose Park, Baby Teardrops, and Doris Hensen. Today we’ll play a track from Matt’s new band, Slights, play The Tank Room, Friday, April 7 at with Spellbook, and Kids & Chemicals.

First Friday Film Festival, Friday, April 7, at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center, features eleven short films from Barcelona, Minneapolis, Columbia, NYC, Los Angeles, France, Sweden, and Michigan will be screened.

DOORS 7:30 SCREENING BEGINS 8:30
MTH THEATER, 3RD FLOOR, CROWN CENTER

AND THERE WAS LIGHT
LEA KONCZAL – COLUMBIA, MO
DOCUMENTARY – 5 MIN
A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN AMERICA.

12. Audio Clip – “And There was Light”
from the short film, “And There Was Light”

SCHMOTTS, direcred by KYLE KENYON – LOS ANGELES
NARRATIVE SHORT – 8 MIN – COMEDY
AFTER A LONG DAY OF JOB HUNTING, AN OBLIVIOUS STEPFATHER TRIES TO ENJOY A MEAL WITH HIS FAMILY. UNFORTUNNATELY THERE’S ONE THING HE LOVES EVEN MORE.

Written and Produced by Matt Stauter who plays Gary, the stepfather.

12 B. Audio Clip – “Schmotts”
from the shart film “Schmotts”

11:08 – Interview with Matt Dunehoo

We’re talking with Matthew Dunehoo about the First Friday Film Festival, at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center., on Friday, April 7, with eleven short films from Barcelona, Minneapolis, Columbia, NYC, Los Angeles, France, Sweden, and Michigan that will be screened. More information at http://www.firstfridayfilmfest.com

Films:
WE THE PEOPLE
Rollence Patugan – LOS ANGELES

SCHMOTTS
KYLE KENYON – LOS ANGELES

BEST BEFORE END
NICOLAS FOGLIARINI – FRANCE

SHOWING IT ALL
LASSE PERSSON – SWEDEN

NIGHT GAME
SIMON TESSMER – MICHIGAN, USA

20 METERS OF LOVE IN MONTMARTE
PIERRE GAFFIE – FRANC

MARC CHUNG PROTECTS HIS ADDRESS
MICHAEL CHAN – LOS ANGELES, CA

AND THERE WAS LIGHT
LEA KONCZAL – COLUMBIA, MO

COLOR OF FEAR
RAHUL CHAKRABARTI – MINNEAPOLIS

THE BREAKDOWN
ANTHONY JAMES FAURE – NY

CROISSANT
MARIUS CONROTTO – BARCELONA

Matthew Dunehoo created: Elks Pride Pictures, LLC – Founded February 1, 2015. His film works include: ”No Magrettes” “The Vetting” – Folk Alliance International – Fishtank Theatre

Matt’s “band-ography” includes: Tiddy Hippy, Loose Park, Baby Teardrops, and Doris Hensen.

Matt’s new band, Slights is a collaboration band between Ben Parks (Of Tree) and Matthew Dunehoo. In late January, 2017 the band recorded an album in San Francisco with Ryan Kleeman and their friend Andrew Skikne on bass. Their new music was recorded at Ghost Cat Studios in San Francisco.

First Friday Film Festival, is April 7, at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center with eleven short films from Barcelona, Minneapolis, Columbia, NYC, Los Angeles, France, Sweden, and Michigan that will be screened.

11:16

13. Slights – “Why Cats Purr”
from: Rough Mixes For Demo / Independent / February 7, 2017
[Slights is a collaboration band between Ben Parks and Matthew Dunehoo. In late January, 2017 the band recorded an album in San Francisco with Ryan Kleeman and their friend Andrew Skikne on bass. Their new music was recorded at Ghost Cat Studios in San Francisco.]

[Slights, play The Tank Room, Friday, April 7 at 9:30 PM, with Spellbook, opening for Kids & Chemicals.]

11:20 – Underwriting

14. Arc Flash – “Earls”
from: Carbon Copy/ High Dive Records / March 31, 2017
[1st single from debut album of Arc Flash, James Thomblison on lead vocals & guitar, and Mark Osman on drums & percussion to be released on CD & vinyl on High Dive Records and cassette on Whatever Forever.]

[Arc Flash play an ALBUM Release Party w/ Condor & Jaybird. Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk , and Wendy Moira, Friday, Mar 31 at 10:00 PM, at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS.]

15. The Sleazebeats – “Goosesteppin’ Nazis”
from: The Sleazebeats – The Sleazebeats / Independent / Jan. 1, 2012
[Charlie Colborne – keyboards, guitar, vocals; Bill Belzer – drums; Jeff Harshbarger – bass; Recorded at More Famouser Studios w/ Mike Nolte engineer, mixing, mastering the recordings. The Sleazebeats have played Live on the show on several occassions.]

[The Sleazebeats play Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, Kristie Stremel, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bil Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

11:27 – Interview with Lou Jane Temple and Ron Megee

Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee

Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee join us to talk about Cafe Lulu, The Spoken Word, Big Bang Buffet, Late Night Theatre, 39th Street, Golden Girls Gone Wilder, Nasty Sally Searsucker, Food, and Art.

Lou Jane Temple is a chef and author. During her final year of college and for several years after, she ran all of the back stage catering for the leading rock and roll producer in the midwest. This led to her own catering company doing events for the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and eventually her own restaurant, Cafe Lulu which opened in 1989. Since 1992 she has served as a marketing and restaurant and wine consultant, she has worked as a private chef on an island, off the coast of Maine. She became a columnist for the Kansas City Star. She wrote seven semi-autobiographical culinary mysteries in her own Heaven Lee Series, through St. Martin’s Press, and then two more in a new Spice Box Series with Berkley Press. She also co-authored The Big Platter Cookbook. Through all of this Lou Jane has worked extensively in film, theatre, retail, marketing, and radio. Lou Jane is a 1977 Graduate of The University of Missouri with a double major in Communications and Administration of Justice. http://www.loujanetemple.com

Originally from Anaheim, California, Ron Megee has worked at every theater in Kansas City including The Kansas City Rep, The Coterie Theatre, New Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre. I first met Ron Megee through The Unicorn Theatre. He was running the spotlight for The Rocky Horror Show. We became friends while working together with Lou Jane Temple at Cafe Lulu. Laughter is healing and Ron Megee is a comic genius. He has created one of Kansas City’s most enduring and successful theatre companies, Late Night Theatre that began in 1997, and after a hiatus, was reborn several years ago at Missie B’s, on West 39th Street. In the last 20 years Late Night Theatre has produced over 100 shows, in the last 20 years, and are currently presenting. “Golden Girls Gone Wilder” now on stage through April 21,

Late Night Theatre presents Golden Girls Gone Wilder
MISSIE B’S ON 39TH STREET 805 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

This time around, We are adding new skewered episodes. Ma, Blanche, Rose, and Dorothy take up Jazzercise, go to jail, deal with drug addiction, and end up at a nudist colony. The whole time Stan is tagging along! Can the Girls survive a wild time on the Lanai?

RON MEGEE as Dorothy
GARY CAMPBELL as Ma
STEPHONNE SINGLETON as Blanche
CHADWICK BROOKS as Rose
RYAN GOVE as huge number of characters
MARTIN BUCHANAN as Stan

Director: Ron Megee
Costume Designer: Chadwick Brooks
Wig And Make up Designer: Andy Chambers and Alan Dunham of Wonderland
Sound and Lighting Designer: Roger Stoddard
Photographer: Ron Berg Photography
Producers: One Trunk Productions, Jessica Dressler, Ron Megee, and Chadwick Brooks

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY SHOWS
Note: All shows start at 8pm. Except Sundays at 6pm. Box office opens 7pm. doors 7:30 (Unless it is SUNDAY, then the Box office opens at 5pm.) general seating.

Cafe Lulu is where I had originally met Lou Jane Temple when I worked on a show at The Unicorn where she catered the opening night of Expiring Minds – Six Women with Brain Death and where she designed special food props for Kiss of The Spider Woman.

It all started at Cafe Lulu, a restaurant started by Lou Jane Temple on West 39th Street that opened on my 26th birthday, on a Tuesday, June 5, 1989. The restaurant was packed, people waited for hours, champagne was ordered for the entire room, Lou Jane’s friends from the Art Institute, her catering company, her work in film, her connections to Westport, Kansas, music, and art, were all waiting to eat her food. Lou Jane was my art mother. Between her and myself, and Ron Megee we created a Monday night, weekly, curated, live variety show of writers, theatre people, musicians, bands, performance artists, puppeteers, storytellers, who shared the tiny stage at the center of this one of a kind place.

Several of the weekly contributors were using the show as an opportunity to try out new material before a live and willing audience. Before long, scenes and material led to full-length works, and projects to be produced outside Cafe Lulu. For these performances we needed an identity. Mark Manning, Janice Woolery, and Ron Megee, founded Big Bang Buffet as an effort to provide venue for original, difficult pieces, controversial material.

Ron and Lou Jane talked about Ron’s first musical, produced as part of Big Bang Buffet’s first season of shows, in the Spring of 1992, Nasty Sally Searsucker was produced in Lou Jane’s Columbus Park Loft and featured a Cafe Lulu bartender who also was an talented electric guitar player named, Jimmy McCallister, who created a lot of the music with Scott Seitz for the show.

Many of us think of Lou Jane as our “Art Mother”

She wrote seven semi-autobiographical culinary mysteries in her own Heaven Lee Series, through St. Martin’s Press, and then two more in a new Spice Box Series with Berkley Press. She also co-authored The Big Platter Cookbook.

Late Night Theatre is presenting Golden Girls Gone Wilder thru April 21. http://www.latenighttheatre.com

Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI

11:56

16. The Sleazebeats – “You’ll Sparkle”
from: The Sleazebeats – The Sleazebeats / Independent / Jan. 1, 2012
[Charlie Colborne – keyboards, guitar, vocals; Bill Belzer – drums; Jeff Harshbarger – bass; Recorded at More Famouser Studios w/ Mike Nolte engineer, mixing, mastering the recordings. The Sleazebeats have played Live on the show on several occassions.]

[The Sleazebeats play Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, Kristie Stremel, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

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

Next week on April 5, members of the bands Red Kate and Stiff Middle Fingers join us with music from the new split single. Plus Guest Producer Nico Gray will take over the second hour of the show.

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMed…,
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #675

Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Clint Hoffmeier, Matt Tady, Matthew Dunehoo, Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Clint Hoffmeier & Matt Tady
+ Matthew Dunehoo & First Friday Film Fest
+ Lou Jane Temple & Ron Mege
e

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Slights, Second Hand King, Arc Flash, Sky Smeed, Calvin Arsenia, Lennon Bone, The Dynamite Defense, The Sleazebeats, Pieta Brown, The Besnard Lakes, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Modern English.

Matt Tady,Clint Hoffmeier, and Alice of Wednesday Night Drinking Practice

At 10:15 Clint Hoffmeier & Matt Tady join us on terrestrial radio to share details about their new weekly podcast, Wednesday Night Drinking Practice. The podcast is now in their 23rd week. Clint & Matt host and produce the show, that is recorded at Clint’s home studio, in his Rosedale KCK neighborhood. Clint’s mom provides a home cooked meal for every show. We’ll also play a track from Clint’s band, Dynamite Defense, which also includes: Jordan Carver, Tess Jehle-Ray, Chris Tady, and Chris Teasley. To hear and download, “Wednesday Night Drinking Practice” podcasts, visit: http://www.wednesdaynightdrinkingpractice.podbean.com

Matthew Dunehoo of First Friday Film Fest

At 11:00, Mark welcomes Matthew Dunehoo, filmmaker, musician, and actor. Matthew serves as Festival Director of the First Friday Film Festival, held every month at Musical Theater Heritage in Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301, KCMO. The next First Friday Film Festival is April 7, with doors at 7:30 PM, screenings begin at 8:30 pm. Eleven short films from Barcelona, Minneapolis, Columbia, NYC, Los Angeles, France, Sweden, and Michigan will be screened. The short films range from documentary to animation, to narrative pieces. More info at: http://www.firstfridayfilmfest.com. We’ll also play a demo track from Matt’s new band, Slights, who play The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, KCMO, also Friday, April 7 at 9:30 PM, with Spellbook, opening for Kids & Chemicals.

Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee

At 11:25 AM, Lou Jane Temple & Ron Megee join Mark to talk about Cafe Lulu, The Spoken Word, Big Bang Buffet, Late Night Theatre, Golden Girls Gone Wilder, Food, Art, Nasty Sally Searsucker, and the Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 (with a musical overture from The Sleazebeats starting at 7:30) at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport RD, KCMO. This is a benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring: Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. Limited seating. Tickets are going fast. For info and ticket reservations go to: http://www.kkfi.org.

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

Show #675

WMM Playlist from March 22, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Patrick Alonzo Conway of Gamelan Genta Kasturi
+ Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records + Run With It

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Goldfrapp – “Anymore”
from: Silver Eye / Mute Artists / March 31, 2017
[First single from the 7th studio album from English electronic duo from London, formed in 1999. Gsldfrapp is Alison Goldfrapp on vocals & synthesizer, and Will Gregory on synthesizers.]

3. Kristie Stremel & The 159ers – “Color of Stars”
from: Color of Stars / Stremeltone Records / August 21, 2010
[Rob VanBiber drums, Scott Cameron, guitari, James Wheeler bass Kristie Stremel lead vocals. Produced by Lou Whitney in Springfield, MO. All Songs Written By Kristie Stremel & The 159ers. Kristie Stremel & The 159ers played live on our show on October 13.]

[Kristie Stremel plays the Greg Wickham Record Release Concert on Saturday, March 25, with Hadacol, The Hardship Letters, The Naughty Pines, Betse & Clarke, and The Country Duo, at recordBar 1520 Grand Blvd.]

[Kristie Stremel plays Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Calvin Arsenia, Jen Harris, Linda Barnhouse, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bil Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

10:11 – Underwriting

4. Roxy Music – “Same Old Scene”
from: Flesh + Blood / Atco – Reprise / May 23, 1980
[The seventh studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music,and the band’s second to last album. The album was made after their drummer Paul Thompson had left the band, essentially making Roxy Music a three-piece band consisting of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera. “Same Old Scene” was written by lead singer Bryan Ferry. The song contains a drum machine rhythm backing and intricate bass guitar work that would become ubiquitous in many Roxy Music songs that followed. “Same Old Scene” plays during both the opening and end credits of the 1980 film Times Square and is on the film soundtrack album. It also plays over the end scene and closing credits of the 2008 pilot episode for the television series Ashes to Ashes.]

[Bryan Ferry plays The Uptown Theatre, Friday, March 24, at 8:00 PM wuth Judith Owen opening and in her band is the legendary bassist Leland Sklar.]

Jef Harshbarger, Leland Sklar, and Kristina Ning in lobby of The Uptown Theatre

5. Judith Owen – “More Than This”
from: Somebody’s Child / Twanky Records / March 3, 2017
[11th studio album from Welsh born singer songwriter. She is co-founder of Twanky Records with her husband, Harry Shearer. This new albums follows her 10th studio release “Ebb & Flow.” Released May 6, 2014. It features three of the four members of “The Section”: Leland Sklar on bass, Russell Kunkel on drums and Waddy Wachtel on guitar.]

[Judith Owen plays The Uptown Theatre, Friday, March 24, at 8:00 PM with legendary bassist Leland Sklar, in her band, opening for Bryan Ferry.]

6. Hermon Mehari– “Cold (Feat. Kevin Johnson”
from: Bleu / Unlabeled Publishing / March 17, 2017
[Debut solo release from Kansas City based jazz trumpeter. Hermon Mehari featuring
Logan Richardson on saxophone, Aaron Parks on piano, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, Rick Rosato on bass, Ryan J. Lee on drums, and a guest appearance by Kevin M. Johnson on vocals. Hermon Mehari grew up in Jefferson City, Missouri, home of Lincoln University. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City Music Conservatory. In 2015 he finished first, at the prestigious Carmine Carusa International Jazz Trumpet Competition at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville Texas. Hermon was a semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2014 he released the CD “Our Journey” with Diverse, which was recorded in Paris featuring Logan Richardson on alto saxophone. Hermon was also the winner of the 2008 National Trumpet Competiton and placed second in the International Trumpet Guild competition in Sydney, Australia. He splits his time between touring and playing all over the world and creative projects in Kansas City. Hermon has collaborated with Cat Mahari on BAM! the Workshop, he is also a founding member of Diverse Jazz, Diverse Trio, and The Buhs. He also plays with Peter Schlamb, Making Movies, John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons. Hermon was featured on the world-renowned saxophonist Bobby Watson’s 2013 release, “Check Cashing Day”. More information at: http://www.hermonmehari.com]

[The Hermon Mehari Trio play the La Fontaine De Belleville at Rue Juliette Dodu, 75010 Paris, France this Saturday, March 25, at 3:00 PM.]

7. Kemet the Phantom – “Suite Life (Master Clean)”
from: The Invisible Man / Center of Attention / March 9, 2017
[Kemet Coleman is Kemet the Phantom, a Kansas City based musicians who calls himself a rap Artist, actor, and Urbanist. Hemet is a member of the Hip-Hop duo COA (Center of Attention) and is the lead singer of the 8-member Funk/Rap/Soul band The Phantastics. Kemet, shines as a complete showman embracing a James Brown-esque persona via syncopated vocals, rhythmic dance moves and dapper costume style. Kemet the Phantom is a two time Pitch Music Award nominee for “Best Hip-Hop Act.” Kemet created the first ever Kansas City mayoral candidate rap song for the Sly James for Mayor campaign in 2010. A University of Missouri – Kansas City alumnus, Kemet, created “Gold and Blue” for UMKC’s sports teams, which has garnered thousands of plays on YouTube and has been featured on prime-time television commercials for the university. More information at: http://www.kemetthephantom.com.]

[The Phantastics play Middle of The Map Fest, Thursday, May 4, at 11:00 pm at riot Room Patio.]

[Kemet The Phantom plays Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 6, at 8:00 in The Tank Room.]

8. Gamelan Genta Kasturi – “Blossoming Dance”
written for Angels & Demons At Play at La Esquina / Gamelan Genta Kasturi / Feb, 2011
[Original semaradana gamelan composition written by patrick Alonzo Conway, from “Angels & Demons at Play” collaborative multimedia work presented in February of 2011 as part of Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project and ArtSounds. Performed by Gamelan Genta Kasturi. This performance taken from 10th Anniversary Concert.]

10:32 – Interview with Patrick Alonzo Conway & Allan Winkler

Patrick Alonzo Conway is a Kansas City based composer, performer, educator, and independent musician. He holds a Masters in Music Composition from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He was a founding member of newEar, and he works with Terrestrial Consort, People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Mambo DeLeon, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, Expassionates, and BCR. He is a 2012 recipient of the Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellow Award. Patrick Alonzo Conway is also the Director of Gamelan Genta Kasturi.

Allan Winkler is a professional artist and musician who is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. He grew up in Skokie, Illinois. He has been a member of the Gamelan Genta Kasturi since it’s inception in Kansas City, through UMKC. Allan also has played with Quixotic, Sterling Witt, and the band Tiny Flowers with Kelly and Diana Wertz.

Patrick and Allan joins us to share details about Gamelan Genta Kasturi featuring I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and family performing Saturday, March 25, at 7:30pm, at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. There will also be a Hands-On-Workshop for the general public held at 6pm on Thursday March 23 at Arts Dojo (3130 Bell St. Kansas City, MO 64110. All events are FREE and open to the public. More info at: http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org

Patrick Alonzo Conway and Allan Winkler thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi “Spring Concert 2017” featuring guest Balinese artists in a concert of traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan Music & Dance, presented in partnership with Academie Lafayette and Kindness, Inc.

For over 14 years KC’s community Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, has been presenting community concerts.

The group’s founder and family return in a special concert of Balinese Music & Dance featuring original compositions by Mr. Asnawa and traditional classics.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi with Balinese Guest Artists, under the direction of I Ketút Gedé Asnawa, featuring his wife Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa, and two daughters Yunirika Asnawa & Yonitika Asnawa performing several dances with the music.

FREE & Open to the Public -donations accepted –

More information at: http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org

Mr. Asnawa has been faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in conjunction with the Robert E. Brown Center For World Music since leaving Kansas City in 2006. He and his family maintain an active schedule performing, teaching and promoting Balinese Cultural Arts.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi have been Studio Residents as part of the Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program .

Gamelan Genta Kasturi, premiered a large scale collaborative work in 2011 featuring his Patrick Alonzo Conway’s original composition Angels & Demons at Play through Urban Culture Project and ArtSounds. Shortly thereafter, Gamelan Genta Kasturi was awarded Studio Space through Charlotte Street/Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program.

A gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Java and Bali, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, kendang (drums) & gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed & plucked strings. Vocalists may also be included. For most Indonesians, gamelan music is an integral part of Indonesian culture.

The term refers more to the set of instruments than to the players of those instruments. A gamelan is a set of instruments as a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together – instruments from different gamelan are generally not interchangeable.

Bali is a province of Indonesia. The province covers a few small neighbouring islands as well as the isle of Bali. The main island is located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. It is one of the country’s 34 provinces w/ the provincial capital at Denpasar towards the S. of the island.

Patrick Alonzo Conway went to Bali. With a population recorded as 3,891,428 in the 2010 census, and currently 4.22 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. In the 2000 census about 92.29% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder follow Islam. It is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. A tourist haven for decades, Bali has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi featuring I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and family perform Saturday, March 25, at 7:30pm, at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. There will also be a Hands-On-Workshop for the general public held at 6pm on Thursday March 23 at Arts Dojo (3130 Bell St. Kansas City, MO 64110. All events are FREE and open to the public. More info at: http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org

10:47 – Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (Oct 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)

9. Chuck Berry– “Memphis Tennessee”
from: The Great Twenty-Eight / Geffen Records / 1982
[Originally the B-Side Single of “Back in the U.S.A.” released on Chess Records in 1959. The song was written by Chuck Berry. It is sometimes shortened to “Memphis”. In the UK, the song charted at #6 in 1963, at the same time Decca Records issued a cover version in the UK by Dave Berry and the Cruisers, which also became a UK Top 20 hit single. “Memphis, Tennessee” was most successfully covered by Johnny Rivers whose version of the song was a #2 US hit in 1964. Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music. Born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he was convicted of armed robbery and was sent to a reformatory, where he was held from 1944 to 1947. After his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of the blues musician T-Bone Walker, Berry began performing with the Johnnie Johnson Trio. His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955 and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess, of Chess Records. With Chess, he recorded “Maybellene”—Berry’s adaptation of the country song “Ida Red”—which sold over a million copies, reaching number one on Billboard magazine’s rhythm and blues chart. By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star, with several hit records and film appearances and a lucrative touring career. He had also established his own St. Louis nightclub, Berry’s Club Bandstand. But in January 1962, he was sentenced to three years in prison for offenses under the Mann Act—he had transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines.After his release in 1963, Berry had several more hits, including “No Particular Place to Go”, “You Never Can Tell”, and “Nadine”. But these did not achieve the same success, or lasting impact, of his 1950s songs, and by the 1970s he was more in demand as a nostalgic performer, playing his past hits with local backup bands of variable quality. His insistence on being paid in cash led in 1979 to a four-month jail sentence and community service, for tax evasion. Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having “laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance.” Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazine’s “greatest of all time” lists; he was ranked fifth on its 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[6] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll includes three of Berry’s: “Johnny B. Goode”, “Maybellene”, and “Rock and Roll Music”.Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” is the only rock-and-roll song included on the Voyager Golden Record.]

10. The Sexy Accident – “I’m Going To Love Your New Boyfriend”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / September 23, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. They’ve released over 70 songs on six albums and three EPs. The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar & vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, Jamie Lin on vocals, Pete Marten on bass, and Ryan Leip on keys. The Sexy Accident Card Game/Album Release Show was at Holy Cow Market and Music, September 23, with Maggie Henehan.]

[The Sexy Accident unveil a music video for I’m Going To Love Your New Boyfriend Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 PM at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd. Presented by: The Sexy Accident, Friend Dog Studios, and Cooper Films. The Sexy Accident will play a short full-band set, with improv from: Science Bros, Ham Kitty, and Mortal Wombat.]

11. Mysterious Clouds – “Clear Reflection”
from: Fairgrounds Vol. 2 / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Mysterious Clouds is one of the musical projects of Kansas City, Kansas based post-punk psychedelic musical artists, Dedric Moore and Delaney Moore and special guests. The brothers are also founders of the critically acclaimed band Monta At Odds. This track is also on the latest Mysterious Clouds EP release, Clear Reflection, February 3, 2017.]

[The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Fri, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Brenton Cook

Brenton Cook had already produced 3 volumes of area band compilations for the Midwest Music Foundation called Midwestern Audio, before he formed the KC independent music label, Haymaker Records in January 2014. Since then the label has released 9 full length albums, 2 EP releases, and one 7-inch single, all on vinyl. For the last 3 years, Haymaker Records has also been a co-sponsor & planner of the KC Psych Fest, re-named Outer Reaches Festival, with Dedric Moore of, Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds.

Brenton Cook joins us to talk about the release of the 2nd volume of the Fairgrounds compilation series presented by Haymaker Records. The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Friday, March 24, at 9:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, Rae Fitzgerald & Co.

Brenton Cook, Thanks for being with us again on Wednesday MidDay Medley

This 16-track release, Fairgrounds Vol.2, features artists on the Haymaker label as well as friends of the label and showcases new and unreleased tracks across a variety of musical genres.

1. The Tambourine Club – At the Time
2. Be/Non – See Me Runnin’
3. Jorge Arana Trio – All My Friends Are Brown
4. Mysterious Clouds – Clear Reflection
5. Akkilles – Changing on the Daily
6. Rae Fitzgerald – Sci-Fi World
7. TEMP TATS – Laser Lites
8. San Mateo – A Slow Wave
9. RLT – Danglefang
10. Jorge Arana – Rejoice, Motherf**ker! (Accursed Ver.)
11. Via Luna – Astral Plains
12. Riala – Sirens (A Refute)
13. Monta at Odds featuring Your Friend – Transmission from Cobby Base
14. Bøler – Slapp Av
15. El Condor – Lost Dream
16. Open Fields – Words

More info at: http://www.haymakerrecords.net

11:08

12. Akkilles – “Changing on The Daily”
from: Fairgrounds Vol. 2 / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Akkilles is David Bennett.]

14. Rae Fitzgerald – “Sci-Fi World”
from: Fairgrounds Vol. 2 / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Rae Fitzgerald released her 3rd solo album, Popular Songs For Wholesome Families on June 3, 2016. Singer songwriter Rae Fitzgerald is based in Columbia, Missouri based. Her third album was recorded at Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, MO, and Good Danny’s in Austin, TX, between October 2014 and September 2015. Engineered and produced by Lucas Oswald of Shearwater/Minus Story/Appleseed Cast/Old Canes/Hospital Ships. Mastered by Carl Saff. Rae Fitzgerald joined us on WMM on February 3, 2016.]

[The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Fri, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

15. Crystal Rose – “Come Alive”
from: Come Alive – Single / Crystal Rose / May 6, 2016
[Debut single release from Kansas City based singer songwriter and UMKC journalism student Crystal Rose who plays live with Paige Turner on guitar, Peter Marten on guitar, and Robert Castillo on bass. ]

[Crystal Rose plays the The Run With It – EP Release Party, Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Run With It, and Cudo.]

[Crystal Rose plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at 6:00 pm, at recordbar.]

11:28 – Underwriting

15. Run With It – “I Need A Light”
from: How To Start A Fire / Run With It / March 24, 2016
[Miguel Caraballo on lead vocals & guitar, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, and Daniel Cole on Drums.]

[The Run With It – EP Release Party, Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Run With It, Crystal Rose, and Cudo.]

[Run With It play Middle of The Map Fest on Saturday, May 6 at Josey Records.]

Brent Cook of Haymaker Records with Miguel Carabello, Daniel Cole and Ben Byard of Run With It

11:33 – Interview with Miguel Caraballo, Ben Byard & Daniel Cole of Run With It

The Kansas City based band Run With it includes Miguel Caraballo on lead vocals & guitar, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, and Daniel Cole on drums, The power trio are known for their energetic live shows, leaving it all on the stage, and working their musical assets to make their audiences happy. The band stays very busy touring, and recording, and Run With It join us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and share music from their new EP, How To Start A Fire, recorded with producer Josh Gleave. Saturday May 6 they will be playing Middle of The Map Fest at Josey Records. But first, this weekend, Run With It – play an EP Release Party, Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Crystal Rose and Cudo.

Miguel Caraballo, Ben Byard, and Daniel Cole, Thanks for being with us on WMM.

The EP’s first single, ‘I Need A Light’ has garnered the attention of the Nashville independent label, Southern Valley.

The Urban Dictionary defines “Run With It” as to take control of something such as a plan or a problem and add your own ideas in order to make it successful. “Let’s pick up this idea and run with it.”

Miguel Caraballo on lead vocals & guitar, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, and Daniel Cole on Drums are brought together by their friendships, love for music, and investing in others.

Miguel Carabello was born June 11, 1980 originally from Junction City, Kansas. His wife encouraged him to continue to pursue his music.

Ben Byard grew up in El Dorado Kansas, plays in David George and A Crooked Mile. He recently became engaged to Rachel Jaggard, who he played with in the band Dolls On Fire.

Daniel Cole was born April 8, 1991 and graduated from Lee’s Summit West HS in 2009. Daniel Cole is the Social Media Specialist/Director for the band!

Run With It has been described as, ”It’s party rock with a bluesy soul.”

Run With It have played all over the world including western Ukraine in Khitar

More information at: http://www.runwithitband.com

11:41

Run With It on the March 22, 2017 edition of Wedneday MidDay Medley

16. Run With It – “Move On” (LIVE)
[Miguel Caraballo on guitar & vocals, Ben Byard on guitar & vocals, and Daniel Cole on percussion]

11:45 – Interview with Miguel Caraballo, Ben Byard, and Daniel Cole

We’re are talking with Miguel Caraballo, Ben Byard, and Daniel Cole, members of the Kansas City based band Run With It who are playing EP Release Party, Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Crystal Rose and Cudo.

Miguel has said the new EP is very different from the band’s earlier releases, but feels more natural.

Run With It recorded their new record in Nashville with producer Josh Gleave

The band put together 60 songs before going into the studio last year. We sifted through them with producer Josh Gleave and found the 6 best songs that you ended up recording.
your new EP release, How To Start A Fire to you.

Run With It are influenced by The Black Keys, Maroon 5, Bill Withers, and more. With backgrounds in gritty rock, groovy soul, stylish R&B.

Run With It who are playing EP Release Party, Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Crystal Rose and Cudo.

More information at: http://www.runwithitband.com

17. Run With It – “On Your Own”
from: How To Start A Fire / Run With It / March 24, 2016
[Miguel Caraballo on lead vocals & guitar, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, and Daniel Cole on Drums.]

[The Run With It – EP Release Party, Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Run With It, Crystal Rose, and Cudo.]

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

Next week on March 29 March 29 we’ll talk with Clint Hoffmeier and Matt Tady of the podcast Wednesday Night Drinking Practice, join us to talk about their weekly podcast, and they will share some of the regular features with our terrestrial radio audiences. Also next week, Matt Dunehoo joins to talk about the First Friday Film Fest, Friday, April 7, at the Musical Theatre Heritage Theatre at Crown Center. Plus Ron Megee and Lou Jane Temple join us to talk about Cafe Lulu, The Spoken Word, Big Bang Buffet, and the up coming show, Big Bang Buffet presents Black Sheep Rising, Tuesday, April 11, at the Buffalo Room

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM,
http://www.kkfi.org

Show #674

Wednesday MidDay Medley features Gamelan Genta Kasturi + Haymaker Records + Run With It

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Patrick Alonzo Conway of Gamelan Genta Kasturi
+ Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records + Run With It

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Run With It, Akkilles, Hermon Mehari, Crystal Rose, Rae Fitzgerald, Kemet The Phantom, Mysterious Clouds, Kristie Stremel, The Sexy Accident, Goldfrapp, Judith Owen, Roxy Music, and Chuck Berry.

At 10:30 Patrick Alonzo Conway of the Gamelan Genta Kasturi joins us to discuss their “Spring Concert 2017” featuring guest Balinese artists in a concert of traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan Music & Dance, presented in partnership with Academie Lafayette and Kindness, Inc. Gamelan Genta Kasturi featuring I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and family perform Saturday, March 25, at 7:30pm, at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. There will also be a Hands-On-Workshop for the general public held at 6pm on Thursday March 23 at Arts Dojo (3130 Bell St. Kansas City, MO 64110. All events are FREE and open to the public. More info at: http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org

At 11:00, Mark welcomes Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records who joins us to talk about the release of the 2nd volume of the Fairgrounds compilation series presented by Haymaker Records. This 16-track professionally produced release features artists on the Haymaker label as well as friends of the label and showcases new and unreleased tracks across a variety of musical genres. The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymarket Records, Friday, March 24, at 9:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. More info at: http://www.haymakerrecords.net

At 11:30 AM, members of the band Run With It join us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and share music from their new EP, How To Start A Fire, recorded with producer Josh Gleave. The EP’s first single, ‘I Need A Light’ has garnered the attention of the Nashville independent label, Southern Valley. The Kansas City based trio includes: Miguel Caraballo on lead vocals & guitar, Ben Byard on bass & vocals, and Daniel Cole on Drums. The Run With It – EP Release Party, is Friday, March 24, at 6:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, with Crystal Rose and Cudo. More information at: http://www.runwithitband.com

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

Show #674

Wednesday MidDay Medley Playlist from March 15, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Barry Lee & Dave Storms of Broken Arrows
+ Mikal Shapiro

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Joey Bada$$ – “Land of the Free”
from: ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ / Pro Era – Cinematic Music / April 7, 2017
[The second single from the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Joey Badass. Born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott on January 20, 1995. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he is a founding member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released three mixtapes. He released his debut mixtape, 1999, in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition, followed by Rejex in September, and Summer Knights on July 1, 2013. His debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, was released January 20, 2015. In July 2016, he made his television debut on the USA Network series Mr. Robot.]

3. The Magnetic Fields – “’69: Judy Garland”
from: 50 Song Memoir / Nonesuch Records / March 10, 2017
[50 Song Memoir is the eleventh studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields. 50 Song Memoir is an autobiographical concept album that chronicles the first 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt’s life, with one song for each year that he has lived. Stephin Merritt began recording on his 50th birthday on February 9, 2015. The album was produced by Merritt with additional production by Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman. Merritt sings on all fifty tracks and plays more than one hundred instruments throughout. 50 Song Memoir is available in five-LP and five-CD editions that include an interview by Daniel Handler and facsimile handwritten lyrics by Stephin Merritt, and as a bound book. The fully staged live shows in support of 50 Song Memoir are directed by José Zayas. The Magnetic Fields have been expanded to include an additional three musicians for the tour, with each of the seven playing seven different instruments. On the tour the band play the entirety of 50 Song Memoir in two halves across two nights at each venue.]

4. The Tamborine Club – “At the Time”
from: Chameleon / Independent / October 21, 2016
[Kansas City based psych-pop band with Bryan Lamanno on lead vocals. guitars, kazoo, bass, ukulele; Justin Brooks on Drums; Jeff Mundinger on bass, and Rachael Trader. Mixed / mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. Drums recorded by Brett Pippin at Alchemie Audio. All other audio recorded by Bryan Lamanno. All songs written by Bryan Lamanno. for more info: http://www.tambourineclub.bandcamp.com]

[The Tambourine Club play miniBar, Tues, March 21, at 9:00 pm w/ Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts, and HMPH.]

[The Tambourine Club play the Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Fri, March 24, with Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

10:14 – Underwriting

5. Valerie June – “Astral Plane”
from: The Order of Time / June Time – Concord Music / March 10, 2017
[Valerie June Hockett (born January 10, 1982), known as Valerie June, is an Americana singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. June was the oldest of five children. As a child growing up in Humboldt, June was exposed to gospel music at her local church and R&B and soul music via her father. As a teenager, her first job was with her father – a promoter for gospel singers and Prince, K-Ci & JoJo, and Bobby Womack – helping him hang posters in town. June relocated to Memphis in 2000 and began recording and performing at the age of 19, initially with her then-husband Michael Joyner, in the duo Bella Sun. After her marriage ended she began working as a solo artist, combining blues, gospel and Appalachian folk, in a style that she describes as “organic moonshine roots music”, and learning guitar, banjo, and lap-steel guitar. She became associated with the Memphis-based Broken String Collective. After self-releasing three albums, her debut album as a signed artist, Pushin’ Against a Stone, was released in the UK and Europe through Sunday Best Recordings on May 6, 2013, and through Concord Music Group in August 2013. The album includes several songs co-written with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who co-produced it with Kevin Augunas. The album was so titled to commemorate the story of her life. June said “I feel I’ve spent my life pushing against a stone. And the jobs I’ve had have been fitting for getting a true feel for how the traditional artists I loved came home after a hard day to sit on the porch and play tunes until bedtime.” The record includes performances by Booker T. Jones, who co-wrote one of the songs contained on the album.]

6. Shortsweather – “Fit Dads”
from: Fit Dads – Single / Parrot Ice Studio / January 13, 2017
[1st single from upcoming record Patio Naps, from the KC based alternative indie dreampop surf punk band formed by Patrick Keizer, Davy Langerak, Bennett Jones, Josiah Hunter. Engineered / Produced / Mixed / Mastered / Loved By Jordan Richardson. Written by Shortsweather with Alie Warman.]

[Shortsweather play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 w/ 21Yrs of Winter, Bad Wheels.]

[Shortsweather play Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, Monday, Mar 27, w/ PLEASURES, Witch Jail, HMPH.]

7. Broken Arrows – “To Try To Touch The Earth Again”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017
[KC/Lawrence based 5-piece band, formed by Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals; Barry Lee on guitar & vocals; and Dave Storms on drums. Broken Arrows got together to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. They received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a band. This song was written by Calvin Russell, Barry Lee sings lead vocals.This song was written and sung by John Chevalier, with backing vocals by Mike Penner and Bill Ryan.]

[Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.]

10:28 – Interview with Barry Lee & Dave Storms

Dave Storms and Barry Lee of Broken Arrows

Barry Lee and Dave Storms, are members of the Kansas City/Lawrence based 5-piece band, Broken Arrows. The band also includes: Mike Penner, Bill Ryan and John Chevalier. Broken Arrows got together as a one-shot-deal to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. The band received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a working band. Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Barry Lee & Dave Storms thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Broken Arrows got together to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in November 2015.

Broken Arrows

Broken Arrows include: Barry Lee on vocals & rhythm guitar; Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals; and Dave Storms on drums & percussion.

Both John Chevalier and Dave Storms were previously in The Waspmen. Both have played extensively with many different bands in the Kansas City area.

Mike Penner and Bill Ryan were previously in the KC power pop band, Honeywagen.

Barry Lee had only played music very few times in public prior to the formation of this band. This is his first band.

Mike Penner, Bill Ryan and John Chevalier are the principle songwriters for the band. They play mostly original material and some obscure covers.

“To Try To Touch The Earth Again” was written and sung by John Chevalier, with backing vocals by Mike Penner and Bill. Ryan.

“All I Got” was written by Mike Penner who also sings lead vocals.

10:37

9. Broken Arrows – “All I Got”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017

10:40 – Interview with Barry Lee & Dave Storms

Dave Storms produced the new EP Extended Play.

Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Sat, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Broken Arrows play Frank’s North Star in Lawrence, on May 13.

Broken Arrows play recordBar on June 3, with Pedaljets and Maria the Mexican.

“A Crack In Time.” is a song written by Calvin Russell. Barry Lee sings lead.

10:48

8. Broken Arrows – “A Crack In Time”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017

10. Violent Bear – “Mrs. Rabbit”
from: Mrs. Rabbit – Single / Violent Bear / March 9, 2016
[One of 3 new singles released this month from Violent Bear. a KC based garage folk band with hints of Southern Gothic and nods to old country roots, formed by husband and wife: Stephen & Danger Herzig, who rotate on a variety of instruments. The band also includes: Noah Cassidy on lead guitar, Jonas Cassidy on bass, and Jake Rogers/Dancer on synthesizers. This song was engineered by Matt Allen and mastered by Jason Pollan. This song was written by Danger Herzig who told me, “It is political in nature and about all the things I am feeling currently as a woman and a mother. As an American.” Her children sing back up on the track.

11:00 – Station ID

11. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordBar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays 4 special shows at OutburstKC, Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm and Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm. This will be an intimate adaptation of his full length record release Catastrophe. Over the course of two nights and four shows, each performance will feature a different Kansas City music legend including Jametatone, Seth M. Jones, Beau Bledsoe, and Mark Southerland. More information at http://www.theoutburstkc.com]

[Calvin Arsenia plays Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Kristie Stremel, Jen Harris, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

12. Cindy Wilson – “Ballistic”
from: Supernatural EP / Chihuahua Music / March 10, 2017
[“Supernatural” is a 5-song EP of new original material performed by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons, Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes and Sterling Campbell. Songs by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons and Ryan Monahan. Recording, mixing, mastering and artwork by Suny Lyons. This EP was released the same day as the 5-song EP Sunrise, performed by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons, Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, Sterling Campbell, Slade Adams and John Fernandes. and also Recorded, mixed, mastered by Suny Lyons. Cynthia “Cindy” Leigh Wilson was born February 28, 1957. She is a singer, and is one of the lead vocalists, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. The B-52’s were formed when Wilson (who was born in Athens, Georgia), alongside her older brother and guitarist Ricky, organist and vocalist Kate Pierson, drummer and percussionist Keith Strickland, and vocalist Fred Schneider played an impromptu musical jam session after sharing a tropical Flaming Volcano drink at a local Chinese restaurant. They later played their first concert in 1977 at a Valentine’s Day party for their friends. Wilson and the others broke into the music world with their campy, ’60s retro band. Their 1979 debut album The B-52’s, yielded the hit singles “Rock Lobster” and “Planet Claire” and launched the band into stardom. On April 21, 1985, Wilson married Keith Bennett, a successful advertiser who was a longtime friend of the band and Ricky’s guitar tech on tour. Ricky died later that year, leaving her devastated. Wilson took a sabbatical from the band in 1990 to concentrate on raising a family, during which time The B-52’s recorded and released the album Good Stuff as a trio of Pierson, Schneider and Strickland. During the live tour to promote the Good Stuff album in 1992 and 1993, Julee Cruise sang as a replacement for Wilson. Wilson rejoined The B-52’s in 1994. In 1998 she took part in recordings from which two new songs were selected to be included along with the band’s hit singles on the album Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation. Wilson then took maternity leave in 1999 (being replaced on tour by Gail Ann Dorsey), later rejoining the band in 2001 for regular touring of their greatest hits. The B-52’s completed the album Funplex in 2007 and it was released in March 2008. Wilson co-wrote every song on the album with the three other band members. In all, she has co-written much of the band’s back catalogue, including “Dance This Mess Around”, “Private Idaho” and all of the Cosmic Thing album including hit singles “Love Shack” and “Roam”. Wilson’s vocal efforts include the typical B-52’s “call-and-response” vocals with Schneider and/or Pierson, as well as her harmonies with Pierson on the band’s all-female songs such as “Roam”, “52 Girls”, “Cake”, “Legal Tender”, “Summer of Love” and “Juliet of the Spirits”. One of the band’s signature elements is the setup between the three vocalists. However, Wilson sings the greatest number of solo performances in the band, especially on their earlier albums. Examples of Cindy’s solo vocal performances in The B-52’s include “Hero Worship”, “Loveland”, “Nip It in the Bud”, “Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland”, “Ain’t It a Shame”, “She Brakes for Rainbows” and the live favorite “Give Me Back My Man”. Wilson is the band’s bongosero, playing the bongos in regular live favorites “Planet Claire”, “Mesopotamia”, “Pump” and “Party Out of Bounds” as well as other songs such as “6060-842” and “Big Bird”.]

[The B-52s will play The Uptown, Sunday, October 22, at 8:00 PM.]

11:07 – Underwriting

13. Expassionates – “Dizzy”
from: Landscapes / Expassionates / 2008
[Scott Easterday on vocals & guitar; Marco Pascolini on guitar; Richard Burgess on bass and Sam Platt on drums. Expassionates began as a recording project in 1998 in the historic El Torreon Ballroom in Kansas City. Singer/songwriter Scott Easterday played guitar and keyboards and hired musicians from diverse backgrounds in rock, country and jazz: Bryan Hicks, bass; Ryan Bennett, drums; Marco Pascolini, guitar; Richard Alwyn, harmonica; Mark Southerland, saxophone; Nate Hofer, pedal steel and Jazzbo (Bill Hargrave), trumpet. The resulting album, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, was released December 26, 1998. For the next several years Scott Easterday played solo shows and duo shows with Marco Pascolini, who played guitar on Verse, Chorus, Bridge until they decided to find a permanent rhythm section to complete a four-piece band. That group, Scott Easterday: vocal, guitar; Marco Pascolini: guitar; Richard Burgess: bass and Sam Platt: drums, played hundreds of live shows and released a new CD album called Landscapes in 2008. They stopped playing, except for selected shows, in 2011. In 2015 Scott Easterday reintroduced the first album, Verse, Chorus, Bridge with a live show and a new band. Bryan Hicks, bass, and Nate Hofer, pedal steel, return from the original group but this time they are joined by Matt Richey, drums, Troy van Horn, guitar, and Patrick Alonzo Conway on sax and percussion. Scott Easterday is a musician, singer, and composer. He has been playing for nearly 25 as a musician in the Kansas City scene, playing bass in the Mongol Beach Party, playing guitar singing and songwriting for his mid 1990s band Easterday, performing for several years as a member of Howard Iceberg and The Titanics, and as the founder and lead singer for the Expassionates. Scott has written reviews and interviews about local performing artists for KC Metropolis, and is President of the Board of Directors of Midwest Music Foundation. Scott works as a Cataloging Assistant specializing in Western Languages at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art–Spencer Art Reference Library. ]

[Expassionates play Holy Cow Market & Music, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM with Mikal Shapiro.]

14. Mikal Shapiro – “Nope”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)
[Singer, songwriter, artist, filmmaker, puppeteer, ring-leader Mikal Shapiro studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Her full length solo releases “The Crow The Lark And The Loon from 2008, and “For Good” from 2010 have been acclaimed by local music writers. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal Shapiro is also a curator, producer and co-host of River Trade Radio. Aside from performing as a solo artist Mikal also performs with Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound, as Shapiro Brothers, she is a member of the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as Partners in Glory. Musical is her third full length solo release, she previously recorded albums with the bands: Eudora and Boon. Mikal writes: “The Musical is a collection of stories and characters; an intersection between popular music, classical songwriting and personal mythologies. Pronouns shift between “them” and “us,” “you” and “me.” Tracks jump influences from jazz, folk, and blues to rock, country and psychedelia.” The core band includes a line-up of local greats: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright and electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums, Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine. Long time friend and collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.” Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.

[Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.]

11:15 – Interview with Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro, is a Kansas City based singer/songwriter and filmmaker, who studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for herself, Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers, until recently she was a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu, she plays in the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as, Partners in Glory. Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015. Mikal Shapiro is producer and co-host of River Trade Radio, airing Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on 90.1 FM KKFI. Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

Mikal Shapiro thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Mikal Shapiro is involved in multiple musical and artistic projects.

Mikal Shapiro recently celebrated three years of producing and hosting River Trade Radio, heard Sundays at 9:00 AM on 90.1 FM KKFI with Kasey Rausch.

Mikal Shapiro worked on a special project last month for Folk Alliance International with Kansas City musician and filmmaker Khitam Jabr who helped document The 2017 Artist in Residence, Italian-Canadian Blues Musician, Rita Chiarelli, and the Blues Behind Bars project that paired the Topeka Women’s Correctional Facility with Chiarelli. Their work of filming and editing a documentary about this project was shown on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel on Friday, Feb. 17, preceding Ani DiFranco’s keynote speech.

Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

The 2015 recording, “Mikal Shapiro: The Musical” has two acts–an A-side and a B-side. The songs are engineered for long play off a 12” vinyl record on a hi-fidelity stereo system. Mikal released The Musical on vinyl funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign to cover the basic costs of producing this record on vinyl.

The core band includes a line-up of local greats:

Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) upright & electric bass,
Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums
Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals.
Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album.

Special guests on the album include:

Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel,
Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet,
Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle,
Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer,
Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes,
Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine.
Long time friend and collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.”

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.

15. Mikal Shapiro – “Daniel”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)

11:27 – Interview with Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers.

She is a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu.

Until recently she played in the 4-piece band Royalphonic.

With Kasey Rausch she performs as, Partners in Glory.

Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015.

Mikal Shapiro is the founder of State City Films.

11:35

16. Mikal Shapiro – “Looking Back”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)
[The core band includes a line-up of: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright & electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums, Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine.

[Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.]

17. Be / Non – “See Me Runnin'”
from: Fairgrounds Vol. 2 / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths, John Huff on synths; Mike Cochran on drums. Engineered, mixed and produced by Brodie Rush. Be/Non was founded by Brodie Rush, a songwriter, musician, singer, organizer, artist, film maker, music video creator. Over 20 years ago KC native, Brodie Rush formed the experimental, psychedelic, prog-pop band. In 1996, Brodie Rush and his rock band Be/Non recorded two sets of songs in a small home studio in Lawrence, Kansas – material that would become their first two EPs released on cassette. Be/Non, The band has had more members than Spinal Tap, but Brodie has remained the only consistent member, songwriter and producer. The current line up of the band includes: Ben Ruth, Brodie Rush, Nathan Burian, John Huff, Nanci Ayala, Mike Cochran.]

[The Fairgounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Friday, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

18. Riala – “The Diving Bell”
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / September 4, 2015
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Morgan Greenwood on drums. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios.]

[Riala plays The Blind Tiger on Friday, March 17, at 8:00 PM, with Staghorn from St.Louis.]

19. Making Movies – “Maria”
from: Maria – Single / United Interests / September 2, 2016
[Upcoming 3rd full length release: I Am Another You, Making Movies are a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of two sets of brothers: Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Andres Chaurand on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and Kansas City, Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico. All proceeds from this pay-what-you-can download will be donated directly to Base Academy of Music, a non-profit music organization that makes starting to learn a musical instrument accessible and affordable for urban youth. The organization believes music education is a reason and a means to succeed and collaborates with local schools and community centers to offer both private lessons and afterschool group programs. Led singer and guitarist for Making Movies, Enrique Chi writes, “Maria was the last song written while I was still working in the headspace of our last album, A La Deriva. It is a rebuttal to ‘Lo Que Quiero,’ which is written from a mother’s perspective. ‘Maria’ is a father’s reflection on his life and of his family. A La Deriva was written about an economically depressed immigrant neighborhood. As I am writing this, we are in the middle the music camp we created as a service to the neighborhood that inspired songs on the album. One of our key collaborators on the camp is our friend Clint Velasquez, a gifted music educator with a huge heart for the community. He created a non-profit in Kansas City called Base Academy of Music (B.A.M.) in order to provide quality music education in the inner city at a fraction of the cost of what it would be elsewhere.”]

[Making Movies are hosting a We Are All Immigrants party, Friday, March 24 at 8:00 PM, at Prohibition Hall, 1118 McGee St, KCMO, to celebrate the pre-sale of their new album, I Am Another You. A portion of all proceeds will go to the National Immigration Law Center, dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. The event will include: “Brown Eyes in Blues” a special collaboration by Making Movies and Chato Villalobos, works from Latino Writer’s Collective, Live visual artists, DJ Bad Hombre, ‘I Am Another You’ album Pre-Sale.]

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

Next week on March 22, Patrick Alonzo Conway of the Gamelan Genta Kasturi joins us to discuss their “Spring Concert 2017” featuring guest Balinese artists in a concert of traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan Music & Dance, presented in partnership with Academie Lafayette and Kindness, Inc. Saturday, March 25, 7:30pm at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. We’ll also talk with Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records who joins us to share information about The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymarket Records, Fri, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. And members of the band Run With It join us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and share music from their new EP and information about their EP Release Party, March 24, at recorder, with Crystal Rose.

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

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Show #673

Wednesday MidDay Medley talks with Broken Arrows + Mikal Shapiro

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Barry Lee & Dave Storms of Broken Arrows
+ Mikal Shapiro

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Calvin Arsenia, Riala, Mikal Shapiro, Broken Arrows, Making Movies, The Tambourine Club, Expassionates, Violent Bear, Be/Non, Shortsweather, The Magnetic Fields, Cindy Wilson, Joey Bada$$, and Valerie June.

Broken Arrows

At 10:15 Barry Lee and Dave Storms, of the Kansas City/Lawrence based 5-piece band, Broken Arrows join us live in our 90.1 FM studios. The band also includes: Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; and John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals. Broken Arrows got together as a one-shot-deal to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. The band received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a working band. Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 6:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Mikal Shapiro

At 11:15, Mark welcomes Mikal Shapiro, KC based singer/songwriter and filmmaker, who studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for herself, Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers, she is a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu, she plays in the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as, Partners in Glory. Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015. Mikal Shapiro is producer and co-host of River Trade Radio, airing Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on 90.1 FM KKFI. Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

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Show #673