Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Salty + Out Here Now & The Ordinance Project

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, June 21, 2017

Salty + Jamie Rich, Austin Williams & David Weeda
+ Out Here Now Kansas City LGBT Film Festival

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: SLIGHTS, Salty, The Sluts, Black Stacey, Old Sound, Ride, Wonderface, Todd Albright, Audra McDonald, Regina Spektor, Grant Davis, The Housemartins, and Joe Jackson.

KC based band Salty, Jonathan “JB” Brokaw on guitar & vocals, Zach Turner on synth & sound terror, Ethan Savage on drums, and Jesslay Huh on bass & texture.

At 10:30 Mark welcomes members of the Kansas City based band Salty, Jonathan “JB” Brokaw on guitar & vocals, Zach Turner on synth & sound terror, Ethan Savage on drums, and Jesslay Huh on bass & texture. The band released their debut album, Preservation Blues, on February 8, 2017. Salty plays The Blind Tiger, 3945 Main Street, in KCMO, on Thursday, June 22, with Radioactivity, Bad Sports, and The Whiffs at 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.saltykcmo.bandcamp.com

At 11:00 Jamie Rich, Director of the Out Here Now: KC LGBT Film Festival, June 22-29 at Tivoli Cinemas, joins us with UMKC doctoral candidate, Austin Williams who shares plans to produce and direct an upcoming documentary film, THE ORDINANCE PROJECT, telling the story of KCMO Ordinance 65430. As Austin writes, “it was one of the most highly contested pieces of legislation in Kansas City history. It marked a turning point, after which discrimination against gays and lesbians could no longer be ignored, and it demonstrated how homophobia and the fear of AIDS were not only intertwined — they were inseparable.” Next year marks the 25th Anniversary of “sexual orientation” being added to Kansas City’s Civil Rights Ordinance.

Also joining us is David Weeda who now lives in Maine, and was an early activist and organizer in the struggle for LGBT equality in Kansas City, and was Executive Director of The Human Rights Project. The KC LGBT Film Festival hosts a reception Thursday, June 22 at 6:00pm in the Tivoli lobby where you can meet Austin, and David, and unite with community. At 7:00pm, director Josh Howard will introduce the Film Festival’s opening night screening of the, award-winning documentary, THE LAVENDER SCARE. More info on all the films in the festival at: http://www.outherenow.com

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Show #687

WMM Playlist from June 14, 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, June 14, 2017

Spinning Records With Marion Merritt
+ Scott Hrabko and Summer

Today, we welcome back to the show, Marion Merritt as our special “Guest Producer.” For more than 13 years she has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. Keeping alive the tradition of female-owned, independent record stores on Westport Road. Our area independent record stores make available MidCoastal releases from independent KC music artists and labels, while also hosting multiple weekly in-store shows featuring young area and touring bands.

Marion Merritt, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

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

2. Dimitri From Paris – “Prologue”
from: Sacrebleu / Atlantic / 2001

3. Pond – “30000 Megatons”
from: The Weather / Marathon Artists / May 5, 2017

4. Pond – “Sweep Me Off My Feet”
from: The Weather / Marathon Artists / May 5, 2017

5. Robert Wyatt – “At Last I Am Free”
from: Nothing Can Stop Us / Thirsty Ear / 1998 [Reissued on Domino 2010]

6. The Como Mamas – “Move Upstairs”
from: Move Upstairs / Daptone Records / May 19, 2017

7. Benjamin Booker Ft. Mavis Staples – “Witness (Edited)”
from: Witness / ATO Records / June 2, 2017

10:25 – Underwriting

8. Nhú De Ped´Bia – “Nós Criola”
from: Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988 / Ostinato Records / February 24, 2017

9. Banteay Ampil Band – “Please Take Care of My Mother”
from: Cambodian Liberation Songs / Banteay Ampil Band / Jan 1, 1983
[Reissued by Akuphone / 2017]

10. Julien Baker – “Blacktop”
from: Sprained Ankle / 6131 Records / October 23, 2015

11. London Grammar – “Truth Is a Beautiful Thing”
from: Truth Is a Beautiful Thing / Sony / June 9, 2017

12. Feist – “Pleasure”
from: Pleasure / Interscope Records / April 28, 2017

10:59 – Station ID

13. Jackie Mittoo – “Get Up and Get It”
from: The Keyboard King at Studio One / Univeral / June 5, 2000 [Reissued 2013]

14. Combo Los Yogas – “Que No Muera el Son”
from: Cañabrava Música / Vampisoul – Discos Fuentes / February 10, 2017

15. The Raincoats – “Lola”
from: The Raincoats / Rough Trade Records / November 3, 1979
[Re-released November 9, 2009 on vinyl on We ThRee (the band’s own label in the UK and Kill Rock Stars in the US.] [Reissued by Second WindRecords- 2017]

16. The Flying Lizards – “Money (Edit)”
from: Money – EP / Virgin / April 14, 2008 [originally released as a single July 13, 1979][Written by Barrett Strong originally released in Aug. 1959, then by The Beatles, Nov. 22, 1963]

17. Gene Faith – “Love of a Woman Soul of a Man”
from : Virtue Recording Studios / Tramp Records / May 5, 2017

18. Bob Marshall & The A/Cs – “Big Ladies Man”
from : Virtue Recording Studios / Tramp Records / May 5, 2017

19. Beach Fossils – “Sugar”
from: Somersault / Bayonet Records / June 2, 2017

20. Lewis Parker – “The Glass Ceiling (Main Theme)” [Instrumental]
from: The Puzzle: Episode 2 – The Glass Ceiling (Instrumentals) / King Underground / October 19, 2014 [Reissued by King Underground 2017]

21. Madlib – “Movie Finale”
from: Beat Konducta, Vol. 3 & 4: In India / Stones Throw / August 21, 2007

Marion Merritt, Thank you so much for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

11:29 – Underwriting

22. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – “A Thrill of My Own”
from: Summer / Scott Hrabko / June 23, 2017
[3rd full length album release and follow up to his 2015 release Biscuits and Gravity. Scott Hrabko on vocals & guitar; Marco Pascolini on pedal steel, lap steel, and baritone guitar; Fred Wickham on lead guitar; Josh Arnold on bass & vocals; and Tim Higgins on drums, with guest artists: Brett Hodges on fiddle, Havilah Bruders on vocals, Dan Bliss on guitar, Mikal Shapiro on vocals, Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals, Bart Colliver on piano and accordian, and Kevin Dolan on mandolin. Recorded in part and mixed in full by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound.]

[Scott Hrabko with Jason Beers and Marco Pascolini play Westport Saloon, Sat, June 17]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show, Fri, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick.]

11:35 – Interview with Scott Hrabko

Scott Hrabko has played with Kansas City’s oldest garage band, The Original Sinners, as well as various incarnations of the 1980s bands: The Splinters, and The Andersons. In the 1990s he performed as a solo artist in coffee houses rubbibg shoulders with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg. Scott Hrabko’s 2014 critically acclaimed solo release, “Gone Places” was said to be 30 years in the making. Now Scott Hrabko is getting set to release his 3rd full length album called Summer, recorded with his band Scott Hrabko and the Rabbitts. Summer is the follow up to his 2015 release Biscuits and Gravity. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show, Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick.

Scott Hrabko thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Scott Hrabko’s new album, Summer includes:

Scott Hrabko on vocals & guitar;
Marco Pascolini on pedal steel, lap steel, and baritone guitar;
Fred Wickham on lead guitar;
Josh Arnold on bass & vocals;
and Tim Higgins on drums,

Summer also includes special guest artists: Brett Hodges on fiddle, Havilah Bruders on vocals, Dan Bliss on guitar, Mikal Shapiro on vocals, Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals, Bart Colliver on piano and acordian, and Kevin Dolan on mandolin.

Recorded in part and mixed in full by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound.

11:42

23. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – “Eyes of Bonnie Blue”
from: Summer / Scott Hrabko / June 23, 2017]

Scott Hrabko performed in coffee houses in the lat 1980s with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg.

Scott Hrabko’s CD Release Show at the Brick on June 23 will include the full band along with special guests: Havilah Bruders and Lauren Krum on background vocals, Mikal Shapiro and Chad Brothers, Brett Hodges, and Cowboy Bart Colliver on piano and accordian.

Upcoming Shows:

Scott Hrabko with Jason Beers and Marco Pascolini play Westport Saloon, Sat, June 17.

Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show, Fri, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick.

Scott Hrabko and Fred Wickham play Ollies Local, July 1 for Saturday Storytellers.

11:55

24. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits –”Corrina (Don’t Take The Long Way Home)”
from: Summer / Scott Hrabko / June 23, 2017

[Scott Hrabko with Jason Beers and Marco Pascolini play Westport Saloon, Sat, June 17]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show, Fri, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick.]

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

Next week on June 21 we play more New and MidCoastal Releases, Jamie Rich, Austin Williams, and David Weeda join us to discuss the up coming Out Her Now LGBT Film Festival at The Tivoli and the Ordinance Project. Plus members of the band Salty join us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios

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

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Show #686

WMM Playlist from June 7, 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, June 7, 2017

Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2017, So Far
+ Marion Merritt + Nico Gray +
Chase the Horseman + Dwight Frizzell

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

2. Mysterious Clouds – “Visions of 10”
from: Panic on the Non Meridian / Haymaker Records / May 26, 2017
[For this release the band writes: “Crazy times call for crazy music. Panic is a reflection of the turmoil in our hearts, minds, and country. Sometimes you have to embrace the wild times to get a clear mental picture of how to make thing better.” 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. Mysterious Clouds also releaxed the EP, Clear Reflection, February 3, 2017. Their song “Clear Reflection” was also include ion the Haymakers records compilation, Fairgounds Vol. 2 Released March 24, 2017.]

[Mysterious Clouds play Replay Lounge, in Lawrence KS, Friday, June 9, w/ Karma Vision, and Wild Eye.]

3. dead dads club – “5cheeselasagna”
from: Cupid Talez / dead dads club / May 20, 2017
[On January 27 dead dads club released, the 11-song, “Dead Dad Money,” and since the release of the 8 song “Cupid Talez,” on May 20, dead dad’d club released the 8-song “:0,” yesterday, June 6. Dead Dads Club is 17 year old KC based songwriter Alice who self produces her acoustic pop music in her bedroom.]

4. Lovergurl – “My Body”
from: The President is a Sex Offender / Lovergurl / May 9, 2016
[The Kansas City based 4-piece band, Lovergurl caught our ear with their synth pop sound and lyrics reflecting social and political messages with hip hop and punk elements. Keyboardist and vocalist, Stephanie Bankston was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of The University of Missouri. She moved abroad in her 20s, and lived in Seoul, Korea, where she played in a mostly female band called BaekMa (“White Horse”). Stephanie returned to Kansas City in the Fall 2015. Brook Worlledge, is 25 years old and is a Kansas City native. She is the band’s drummer and she sings and writes songs for the band. Brook is a defender of the proletariat. Brook’s influences range from the B52s, The Velvet Underground, The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Lovergurl guitarist and vocalist, Heather Andrews is also 25. She was born and raised in Rhode Island, and moved to Kansas City in 2011 and fell in love with the city.]

10:06 – Pledge Break #1

5. Making Movies -“Brave Enough (feat. Hurray for the Riff Raff & Alaina Moore)”
from: I Am Another You / Making Movies / Expected May 26, 2017
[3rd full length release: from 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.]

[Enrique Chi of Making Movies is performing at KKFI Collaborations June 30, The Folly Theatre.]

[Making Movies will be performing with Ensemble Iberica, Thursday, July 27, at recordbar.]

6. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / Expected: 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, bango, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays Greenwood Social Hall 1750 Belleview, Sun June 11, at 7:00 PM in a Solo Concert Show that will be Recorded for a later release]

[Calvin Arsenia plays Boulevardia, Saturday, June 17, on the Greenville Acoustic Stage at 3:00 pm.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays KKFI Collaborations with Quixotic on June 30, The Folly Theatre.]

7. Pageant Boys – “Ease Me”
from: Shadowboxing EP / The Record Machine / May 19, 2017
[On what was originally slated to be a short trip to Istanbul, Alex Sheppard started recording music with his girlfriend’s laptop and a bluetooth headphone mic. None of Sheppard’s previous musical efforts incorporated electronics in a major way; “It was born of necessity,” says Sheppard. The songs on his new EP, Shadowboxing, came out of those original sessions. The songs are a sensual and almost effervescent approach that combine R&B elements with electronic and processed instrumentation. While in Istanbul, Sheppard established a routine in collaborating with a close friend and poet. He said they developed a fairly specific daily routine for working on music, with the intent of finishing songs, regardless of their quality. “I would wake up at 8 in the morning and start the song and get the chord structure. And then at 10, he would wake up and I would show him what I had. I’d make breakfast, and then I’d show him the melody I wanted for the vocal line. He’d go down and start writing the lyrics, we’d eat breakfast, and he’d have the lyrics written after we got done with breakfast. At 1, I’d start recording the vocals. It was a good schedule.” Sheppard has been writing and recording for the last decade even though he is just in 20’s. Before Sheppard started performing and recording as Pageant Boys he released several albums as Alexandre. Shadowboxing is the maturation of Sheppard’s artistic vision and introduction to a larger audience.]

10:25 – Pledge Break #2

10:32 – Underwriting

7. Chase the Horseman – “Modern Ruins”
from: from new recordings / Chase the Horseman / May/June 2017
[Chase the Horseman is a band, film composer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and producer. He has composed music for over 36 films and as musician has collaborated with Clairaudients, Teri Quinn, Heidi Lynne Gluck, and many more.]

[Chase the Horseman plays recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, on Saturday, June 10, with Nation of Language, Bedroom Wounds, Y The Ghost, and The Black Creatures.]

10:39 – Interview with Chase the Horseman

Chase the Horseman thank you for being with us on WMM.

The song “Modern Ruins” is from a new recording project you are working on for release later this year?

In February you released a digital album of 16 songs called Covers & Others, with all proceeds going to the ACLU.

“Modern Ruins” is also the name of a short film you composed the music for. You’ve composed music for over 36 films (short films and full length films.) How did you get started working in film?

Last time Chase the Horseman was on the radio show, was with Teri Ann Quinn who he helped on her debut EP recording, Moons and Meltdowns, as producer, engineer, performer.

chasethehorseman.bandcamp.com

Bandography

The Cherry Tree Parade – writer, performer 2007-2008 – Self Titled E.P. 2009
*The Low End – performer, producer, mixer, engineer 2009-2010 – House Fire E.P. 2009
Lower 48 Single 2010
*The Heat Index – producer, engineer, mixer 2010 – Horsehead E.P. 2010
*The Vowels – mixer/performer 2011 – Alligator Pear L.P. 2011
*Fake Natives – producer, performer, mixer, engineer 2011 – Self Titled L.P. 2011
*Towers – writer, performer, engineer, mixer, producer 2010-Present – For Whatever We Were & What Will Never Be L.P. 2012
*Clairaudients – guitar, keyboards, aux-percussion, vocals, writer 2013-

*Teri Quinn – Producer, engineer, performer – Moons and Meltdowns E.P. 2016
*Narkalark – Producer/Engineer – Narkalark Ep II released November 18, 2016
*Molly McGlaughlin – Producer/Engineer – A Beautiful Dying 2017

Chase the Hoarseman plays Bottleneck in Lawrence on Friday, August 18, at 8:00 pm.

Chase the Horseman plays recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, on Saturday, June 10, with Nation of Languge, Bedroom Wounds, Y The Ghost, and The Black Creatures.

10:49

9. The Whiffs – “Never Be Free”
from: Take A Whiff / High Dive Records / March 1, 2017
[Kansas City based power pop 4-piece band featuring members of Conquerors, Wet Ones, and Nubiles. Zach Campbell on bass & vocals, Rory Cameron on gutar & vocals, Nic Allred on guitar & vocals, Jake Cardwell on drums. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon at Element Studios, Kansas City, MO]

[The Conquerors play Boulevardia, Saturday, June 17, on the Chipoltle Homegrown Stage at 3:40 pm.]

[The Whiffs play Tito’s Sound Machine, Sun, June 18, at recordBar, 1520 Grand w/ St/ Pé, Count Tutu]

10. 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. The band writes, “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.” 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 Brad Huhmann left the band, and Shaun Hamontree joined the band on rhythm guitar.]

10:53 – Pledge Break #3

11:00 – Station ID

11. Krystle Warren – “Get A Load”
from: Three The Hardway / Parlour Door Music / expected Spring, 2017
[Krystle Warren was born June 13, 1981 in Kansas City, Missouri. She now lives in Paris. Krystle released the first single “Thanks and Praise” from her new album on May 22. She shared with us a few other tracks we could play. 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. Mark fisrt interviewed Krystle Warren on The Tenth Voice in 2002.]

12. Kemet the Phantom – “After My Money”
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 Boulevardia, Friday, June 16, on the Chipolte Homegrown Stage at 3:00 pm.]

6. 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.]

11:05 – Pledge Break #4

14. Of Tree – “Feel It”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / June 1, 2017
[Of Tree is vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Parks and violinist Laurel Morgan who write folk music with a pop edge provided by the technology of looping and sampling. Parks’ deep vocals coupled with Morgan’s sensitive vocals, fiddle playing and dynamic layered strings take the listener deep into themselves and to, perhaps, places once forgotten. Of Tree began in 2009 and has taken many forms as it has evolved over time, including a full 5 piece folk band and, at one time, a classical trio backing Parks’ voice and guitar.]

[Of Tree play The Brick, 1727 McGee, Fri, June 9 w/Abandoned Bells, Andrew Ashby & John Bersuch.]

15. Momma’s Boy – “Sleepin”
from: Liquid Courage / Independent / February 17, 2017
[Momma’s Boy is an Indie Surf Pop 4-piece band from KCMO, formed December 2015, and made up of former members of Rev Gusto: Peter Beatty on guitar & vocals, Shaun Crowley on guitar & vocals, Quinn Hernandez on drums, and Anthony Hernandez on bass. This song is also included in a new cpompilation by Justin mantooth and Westend Recording Studios called Amplify KC that also has songs from The Conquerors, Toughies, The Whiffs, The Cave Girls, Rev Gusto, and Katy Guillen & The Girls.]

11:19 – Interview with Dwight Frizzell

Dwight Frizzell, of the KC based “groovy polyphonic jazz/dance” band, Black Crack Revue, now in their 35th year, joins us to talk about The National Audio Theatre Festivals, 5th Annual, HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival, June 8 – June 11, in Kansas City. Frizzell works as an assistant professor at The KC Art Institute, is a founding member of the newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, and is host & producer of “From Arc To Microchip” Wednesdays at 11:30 PM on 90.1 FM. BCR play The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, KCMO, on June 8, at 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.hearnowfestival.org

Dwight Frizzell, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Dwight Frizzell, of the KC based “groovy polyphonic jazz/dance” band, Black Crack Revue, now in their 35th year, BCR play The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, KCMO, on June 8, at 9:00 PM.

11:25

16. BCR – “Thunder Perfect Mind”
from: Unreleased track from current BCR recording sessions / BCR / June, 2017
[BCR is Black Crack Revue, formed 35 years ago in Kansas City]

[BCR play The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, KCMO, on June 8, at 9:00 PM.]

11:30 – Underwriting

11:31 – Pledge Break #5

17. 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 plays La Fontaine de Belleville in Paris on Sat, June 10 at 4:30 to 8:00 PM]

18. Jametatone – “Too Late”
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. 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. You can view more of Ashley’s work at http://www.jametatone.com.]

19. Erica Joy – “All In My Head”
from: Erica Joy, Introduction / Independent / February 3, 2017
[Erica Joy on vocals, Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on acoustic guitar. Recording and produced by Kyle Ward at Counterpoint Studio.]

11:48 – Pledge Break #6

20. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – “Sunshine Girl”
from: Summer / Scott Hrabko / June 23, 2017
[3rd full length album release and follow up to his 2015 release Biscuits and Gravity. Scott Hrabko on vocals & guitar; Marco Pascolini on pedal steel, lap steel, and baritone guitar; Fred Wickham on lead guitar; Josh Arnold on bass & vocals; and Tim Higgins on drums, with guest artists: Brett Hodges on fiddle, Havilah Bruders on vocals, Dan Bliss on guitar, Mikal Shapiro on vocals, Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals, Bart Colliver on piano and accordian, and Kevin Dolan on mandolin. Recorded in part and mixed in full by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound.]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show, Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick]

21. The Ovaries-eez – “Sand”
from: Moon Birth / Whatever Forever / January 6, 2017
[Lawrence Kansas, based vocal trio. The Ovaries-eez second full length was recorded, mixed, & mastered by Dual Diamonds on Whatever Forever. Guitar and vocals by Monica George and Johni Lacore and Amber Hansen on vocals, with Jim Martin on Instrumentation, Brett Grady on viola. Songs written by The Ovaries-eez: Johni Lacore, Amber Hansen, Monica George.]

[The Ovaries-eez play Replay Lounge o the Patiom in Lawrence, KS, Sat, July 11, at 6:00 pm]

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

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis. She went to college in Columbia, Missouri. She studied art and musical engineering, and is a avid lover of classic films and punk rock music. She saw Talking Heads on their first tour when they played One Block West, in 1978. For 13 years she has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain on Wednesday MidDay Medley. Marion has joined us for every on-air fund drive to help raise funds for the MidCoast Radio Project. Marion is also the proprietor of Records With Merritt, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. More at: recordswithmerritt.com

Nico Gray has been placing the needle on the record before he was able to read and turn pages of a book. Rooted in Kansas City, and growing up in front of a radio, he is a former theatre actor, performance artist, writer, and is currently a marketing and advertising consultant, where he serve Union Station. Nico is an avid concert goer, his search for his own “Original Music Soundtrack” to his life has transplanted him to the brownstones of Chicago, the rooftops of Paris, the sea-side of Marseille and the balconies of NYC.

Marion Merritt, and Nico Gray, joined us for our Spring Fund Drive Show, to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio, “The Voice of The Community.” http://www.kkfi.org/donate

Next week on June 14 Marion Merritt returns as Guest Producer to share new musical discoveries, and information from her musically encyclopedic brain. Also next week Scott Hrabko joins us to share music from his new full length release Summer.

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

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Show #685

Wednesday MidDay Medley Plays 20 of Our Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2017, So Far

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, June 7, 2017

Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2017, So Far
+ Marion Merritt + Nico Gray +
Chase the Horseman + Dwight Frizzell

Wednesday MidDay Medley features 20 of our Favorite MidCoastal Releases of 2017, So Far. We’ll spin tracks from: Making Movies, Mysterious Clouds, Calvin Arsenia, Krystle Warren, Of Tree, Hermon Mehari, Jametatone, Kemet the Phantom, The Whiffs, Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits, Lovergurl, Momma’s Boy, Samantha Fish, Red Kate, The Ovaries-Eez, Broken Arrows, dead dads club, Pageant Boys, Erica Joy, and Chase the Horseman.

Marion Merritt, longtime contributor to Wednesday MidDay Medley, owner of Records With Merritt, and Nico Gray of Union Station, join us for our Spring Fund Drive Show, to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio, “The Voice of The Community.” More information at: http://www.kkfi.org/donate

At 10:30 Mark talks with Chase the Horseman who joins us to share new music. Chase the Horseman is a band, film composer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and producer. He has composed music for over 36 films and as musician has collaborated with Clairaudients, Teri Quinn, Heidi Lynne Gluck, and many more. Chase the Horseman plays recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd, KCMO, on Saturday, June 10, with Nation of Languge, Bedroom Wounds, Y The Ghost, and The Black Creatures.

At 11:15, Dwight Frizzell, of the KC based “groovy polyphonic jazz/dance” band, Black Crack Revue, now in their 35th year, joins us to talk about The National Audio Theatre Festivals, 5th Annual, HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction & Arts Festival, June 8 – June 11, in Kansas City. Frizzell works as an assistant professor at The KC Art Institute, is a founding member of the newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, and is host & producer of “From Arc To Microchip” Wednesdays at 11:30 PM on 90.1 FM. BCR play The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, KCMO, on June 8, at 9:00 PM. More info at: http://www.hearnowfestival.org

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Show #685

WMM Playlist from May 31, 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, May 31, 2016

That’s Soooo Fabulous!
(Our Annual LGBTQIA Pride Show)
+ KC Pride Fest June 2–3-4 + The 71st Annual Tony Awards!
+ Claire Adams, Ross Brown, Jerad Tomasino & The Crossroads Flock Part
y

We celebrate The Pride Season with our annual show, “That’s Soooo Fabulous!”

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

2. Judy Garland – “Intro / Keep Your Sunny Side Up”(outtake)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

3. Cyre – “Holiday (Circuit Mix)”
from: Gay Classics – Outrageous / Hot JWP / 2001

4. Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch) – “Definition: Lesbian”
from: My Breasts Are Out Of Control / Tongueincheek Records / 1994

5. Bambi – “Lets Sing A Gay Little Spring Song”
from: Bambi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Buena Vista Pictures / 1996 [1942 Disney]

6. Lily Tomlin – “Obscene Phone Call”
from: This Is a Recording / Universal Records / 1971
[The album consists of comic sketches of Tomlin in her most famous character, Ernestine, the nosy, aggressive, and sharp-tongued telephone operator. The album’s tracks include monologues in which Ernestine tangles over the phone with Joan Crawford, Gore Vidal (“Mr. Veedle”), Martha Mitchell, and J. Edgar Hoover. It was recorded live at the intimate Ice House in Pasadena, California. The album, Tomlin’s first, won her a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. Tomlin became the first woman to win this award for a solo recording (in 1962 Elaine May won for an album with Mike Nichols; in the years since only Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Griffin among female comedians have won the award.) The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums list, the highest charting solo comedy album by a woman ever on the chart.]

7. Sharron Alexis – “Please Don’t Be Gay”
from: Sordid Lives (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) / Varese Sarabande / 2001

8. RuPaul – “I Met Him on the Dance Floor (Interlude)”
from: Realness / RuCo / March 2, 2015 [RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), best known as simply RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta and New York City club scenes during the 1980s and early 90s. RuPaul has on occasion performed as a man in a number of roles, usually billed as RuPaul Charles. RuPaul is noted among famous drag queens for his indifference towards the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both “he” and “she” have been deemed acceptable. “You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don’t care! Just as long as you call me.” He hosted a short-running talk show on VH1, and currently hosts reality television shows RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag U.]

9. Company – “Opening: I Hope I Get It”
from: A Chorus Line – Original Cast Recording / Columbia / 1975

10. Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch) – “Definition: Pro Choice”
from: My Breasts Are Out Of Control / Tongueincheek Records / 1994

11. Grace Jones – “The Crossing (Ooh The Action…)”
from: Slave To The Rhythm / Island Def Jam Records / 1985

12. Al Franken and Phil Hartman – “Daily Affirmation Theme”
from: Original Soundtrack to: Stuart Saves His Family / Milan / 1995

13. Hedwig & The Angry Inch – “Tear Me Down”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Hedwig & The Angry Inch / Hybrid / 2001

10:15 – That’s Sooo Gay

14. The BTC Orchestra – “The Liberace Fanfare”
from: Behind The Candelabra (Music from the HBO Original Film) / Elektra / May 20, 2013
[2013 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh about the life of pianist Liberace and the secret affair he had with young Scott Thorson, based on Thorson’s memoir, Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace (1988). It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2013. It aired on HBO on May 26, 2013 and won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. It was released theatrically June 7, 2013 in the United Kingdom. The film features Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorsen.]

28 Jan 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA — Liberace spoofs a day in his own life during a television special, including a scene where he baths in his $55,000 marble bathtub. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

15. Liberace – “The Impossible Dream” [Vinyl]
from: Liberace Sends You Love [3 record set] / Brookville Records – ABC Records / 1974
[Born in West Allis, Wisconsin, his career spanned four decades of concerts, recordings, motion pictures, television, and endorsements, Liberace became world-famous. During the 1950s–1970s he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world and embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage. He publicly denied being gay during his lifetime, and sued those who said he was. Towards the end of his life his chauffeur, Scott Thorson, sued him for palimony. He died of an AIDS-related illness in 1987.]

16. Jim Nabors – “It Takes All Kinds To Make The World Go Round”
from: Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. / Sony / 1965
[Jan. 29, 2013, Hawaii News Now reported that Jim Nabors married his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, at Seattle, Washington’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Jan. 15, a month after same-sex marriage became legal in Washington. An urban legend maintains that Nabors married Rock Hudson in the early ’70s, shortly before Nabors began his relationship with Cadwallader. At least publicly, the two were never more than friends. According to Hudson, the legend originated with a group of “middle-aged homosexuals who live in Huntington Beach” who sent out joke invitations for their annual get-together. One year, the group invited its members to witness “the marriage of Rock Hudson & Jim Nabors,” at which Hudson would take the surname of Nabors’ most famous character, Gomer Pyle, becoming “Rock Pyle.” Those who failed to get the joke spread the rumor. Hudson was also gay but closeted, and because of the fear that one or both of them might be outed, Nabors & Hudson never spoke to each other again.]

10:22 – The Music from Kansas City Pride Fest 2017

17. Frenchie Davis – “Stand (By Me)”
from: Stand (By Me) – Single/ Frenchie Davis Music Group / October 9, 2015
[Franchell “Frenchie” Davis was born May 7, 1979, and is an American Broadway performer and a soul, dance/electronica, and pop singer. She first came to public attention in 2003 as a contestant on the singing competition show American Idol. Davis began performing in Rent on Broadway soon afterward, and was a member of the cast for four years. In 2011 Davis reached the top 8 on the first season of singing competition The Voice. Davis was born in Washington, DC and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Howard University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.]

[Frenchie Davis plays KC Pride Fest, Sun, June 4, at 6:00 at The Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park.]

18. Betty Who – “Mama Say”
from: The Valley / RCA Records / March 24, 2017
[Betty Who is Jessica Anne Newham who was born on October 5, 1991, She is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician based in the US. She is signed to RCA Records. Who is best known for her 2016 single, “I Love You Always Forever” which peaked inside the top ten in Australia.]

[Betty Who plays KC Pride at Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, Sat, June 3, at 10:40 PM]

10:30 – Interview with Bill Svoboda

Bill Svoboda serves as Producer for KC Pride Fest, June 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, at Berkley Riverfront Park under the guidance of the KC Diversity Coalition, the not-for-profit service organization that presents KC Gay Pride. Bill started his career over 25 years ago in the event planning industry working for the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce. In 2002 he started EventPros, Inc., planning Festivals, Corporate and Association events all over the country. He was one of the original producers of the KCRiverFest and the KC Marathon – Health & Fitness Expo. Bill also produces the KC Jazz Festival.
Bill Svoboda thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kansas City PrideFest, at Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Dr. KCMO.
Friday, June 2nd, Saturday, June 3rd, and Sunday, June 4th / More Info: gaypridekc.org

Friday, June 2nd 6:00 PM – Midnight – Emcee: Dirty Dorothy – 6 to Midnight

6:00 PM Rozz Smith
6:01-7:45 DJ Chef Nguyen
8:15-9:15 Material Girl
9:45-11:45 DJ Citizen Jane
9:45-11:45 Men of Skin

Saturday, June 3rd, 12:00 Noon – Midnight – Emcee: Widow Von’du – Noon to 5pm / Emcee: Flo and Melinda Ryder – 5pm to 12 AM

12:00 PM Rozz Smith
12:40-1:20 Logan Bradley
1:50-2:50 Radial Red
2:55-3:10 Tucker William
3:15-3:20 Kate Cosentino
3:25-3:30 Morgan Messer
3:35-3:40 Dove
3:45-3:50 Scarlett Webb
4:15-4:20 Sapphire Reign
4:25-4:30 Nikita Wood-Rowe
4:35-4:40 Rozz Smith
4:45-5:05 Buttwiser’s Bash
5:10-5:25 Black Pride
5:30-5:45 The Ratchet Housewives of Westport
5:50-6:05 Shauna Knapp
6:20-6:50 Heartland Men’s Chorus
6:55-7:15 Mayor, Congressmen
7:30-7:45 Transfinity KC Chorus
8:00-8:15 KC Sunshine
8:30-9:00 Missie B’s
9:30-10:15 Well Strung
10:40-11:25 Betty Who

Sunday, June 4th: Noon – 7:00 PM- Emcee: Monique Heart – Noon to 5:00 pm / Emcee: Buddy & Budweiser – 5pm to 7pm

12:00 PM Rozz Smith
12:01-12:45 DJ DJ
12:45-1:15 Project Pride
1:30-2:30 Lovergurl
2:45-3:00 Sidekicks
3:30-4:30 Mad Libby
5:00-5:45 David Hernandez
6:00-6:45 Frenchie Davis
6:50 Thank You / Closing Speakers

The Commerce Bank Kid’s Zone: Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm (Included with festival ticket) – All ages are welcome. Includes the Ironman obstacle course, Tinker Bell moonwalk, Dual Slide and Triple Lane Fun Run! The zone also features a face painter, balloon artist, and circus performers. Outside of the zone look for Renaissance Fair characters, the LGBTQIA Youth Hangout, and a professional kite flyer!

LGBTQIA Youth Hang Out: Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 6:00pm (Included with festival ticket) – Games, prizes, music, photo booth and goodie bags!

Food Fair: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Food trucks and other local cuisine

Market Place: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Vendor and Sponsor Booths

Body Shop: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – Workshops and Free Health Checkups

Animal Adoption Booths: Sat & Sun, 12 to 6:00 – Dogs, cats, birds available for adoption

KC Gay Volleyball: Sunday (Starting at 1:00pm) – Players will be participating in exhibition games on multiple courts set up on the grass on the west side of the grounds.

Sand Volleyball Tournament: Saturday (10:30am to 5:30pm) first ever partnership between Bistro Brigade and the Kansas City PrideFest. Proceeds benefit AIDS Walk KC. All genders, orientations, and ages 18+ are encouraged to sign up. Festival ticket included. Register Here: https://goo.gl/o1T435 (Watchers are welcomed!)

Renaissance Festival Characters will be roaming: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Gay Pride Kansas City is a mix of volunteers and board members who represent a wide cross section of the Kansas City LGBTQIA community. What motivates these individuals is their drive to offer the Kansas City LGBTQIA community great informational and educational events which move the community forward.

Presented by: Kansas City Divercity Coalition: PO Box 32413, KCMO 64171
Phone: (816) 960-3400 / Email: pridefestkc@gmail.com

KC Pride Fest – June 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO, presented by KC Diversity Coalition, a not-for-profit service oganization. For more information about tickets, vendors, directions, events, or to volunteer, visit: http://www.gaypridekc.org

10:45 – “Just say the lines and don’t bump into the furniture.”

I think my parents had a tougher time hearing that I wanted to become a Theatre Major than when I told them I was Gay. Please know, that I believe the theatre is full of all sexual orientations, straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender…just like the rest of the world. The theatre, however, is Queer friendly, accepting of LGBTQIA, it has always been a place where so many gay kids found their freedom and identity. The theatre gave gay kids their first glimpse into a world not found in their sheltered, small towns. Here in this next set is a song from Noel Coward from a album I found in my college library my freshman year. The plays of Noel Coward were captivating to me, the lyrics, wit, and diction of Noel Coward in action, is a treat.

After Noel we’ll hear Paul Lynde from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of “Bye Bye Birdie,” followed by Charles Nelson Reilly talking about his experience in “Bye Bye Birdie” while auditioning for “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Charles Nelson Reilly was playing three parts in Bye Bye Birdie winner of The Tony Award for Best Musical of 1960. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying won the Tony for Best Musical in 1961 and Reilly won The Tony for his portrayal of Bud Frump.

10:47 – Songs about “Tots” and “Kids” and “Coffee”

19. Noel Coward – “What’s Going To Happen To the Tots”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]
[Born Dec. 16, 1899 / died Mar. 26, 1973. English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise”. Coward did not publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, but it was discussed candidly after his death by biographers including Graham Payn, his long-time partner, and in Coward’s diaries & letters, published posthumously.]

Paul Lynde

20. Paul Lynde & Marijane Maricle -“Kids”
from: Bye Bye Birdie! (Original Broadway Cast) / / 1960
[Paul Lynde’s sexual orientation was an open secret in Hollywood, although, in keeping with the prejudices of the time, it was not acknowledged or discussed in public. In a 2013 radio interview, Dick Van Dyke recalled the wrap party for Bye Bye Birdie. A series of men gave short speeches, each one praising Ann-Margret and predicting success and stardom for the young actress. When it was Paul Lynde’s turn to speak, he began, “Well, I guess I’m the only one here who doesn’t want to fuck Ann-Margret.” In 1965, Lynde was involved in an accident in which a young actor, reputed to be his lover, fell to his death from the window of their hotel room in San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel. The two had been drinking for hours before 24-year-old James “Bing” Davidson slipped and fell eight stories, an event witnessed by two policemen, yet the event was largely kept out of the press, thus saving Lynde’s career. Despite his campy television persona, Lynde never publicly came out as gay and the press generally refrained from commenting about it. In 1976, a People magazine article on Lynde featured him and Stan Finesmith; the latter was dubbed Lynde’s “suite mate” and “chauffeur-bodyguard.” In the 1970s, this was as close as the press would come to hinting at his sexuality.]

21. Charles Nelson Reilly – “The Audition”
from: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / Victor / 1961

22. Charles Nelson Reilly, Claudette Sutherland, Company -“Coffee Break”(CD#22) (2:36)
from: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying / Victor / 1961

23. Judy Garland – “Half – Time Tags”(sponsor announcement)
from: The Judy Garland Show – the show that got away /Hip-O /2002 [orig. taped June 24, 1963]

10:59 – 71th Annual Tony Awards

We heard Charles Nelson Reilly talking about his audition for “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” winner of The Tony Award for Best Musical in 1961. Charles Nelson Reilly would go on to star in the 1964, world premiere of “Hello Dolly,” written by gay composer Jerry Herman, who has won several Tony Awards for his musicals “Mame” and “La Cage Aux Folles.” This year “Hello Dolly” has been produced on Broadway, for the fifth time and starring Bette Midler in the title role.

One of the most diverse awards shows on television, has always been, The Annual Tony Awards, to recognize achievement in Broadway Theatre. The 71st Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 11. Hosted by Kevin Spacey, the ceremony will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and will be televised live on CBS.

For many Queer kids growing up in rural areas, this broadcast was the biggest night of LGBT programming. Shows like “Torch Song Trilogy,” “A Chorus Line,” “Avenue Q,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” “The Normal Heart,” “Rent,” “Angels in America,” “Kinky Boots,” “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” and “Hairspray,” are just some of the Broadway plays and musicals that tell the stories of LGBT people. The live television broadcast gave queer, theatre-nerds like me, a glimsp into the world where we could find ourselves.

On June 1982, on my 19th birthday, I remember watching television with my father as Harvey Fierstein won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play that he wrote called Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family. The play also won for Best Play, and I watched as producer John Glines as he made his historic Tony speech acknowledging his lover and co-producer, Larry Lane. It was a new world.

This year the 71st Annual Tony Awards will be honor nominees for Best Play: “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” starring Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper (who was born in Kansas City), and Jayne Houdyshell (who was born and raised in Topeka) all are nominated for Tony Awards; “Indecent,” written by Paula Vogel; “Oslo,” and the play “Sweat” which is also the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For Best Musical, the nominees are: “Come from Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Groundhog Day The Musical,” and “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.”

For Best Revival of a Play, the nominees are: “August Wilson’s Jitney,” “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes,” “Six Degrees of Separation,” and “Present Laughter” written by Noel Coward. And for Best Revival of a Musical, the nominees are: “Miss Saigon,” “Hello Dolly.” and “Falsettos” starring openly gay actor Andrew Rannells who was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and originated the role of Elder Price, in the musical “The Book of Morman,” and is nominated again this year, and is in the same category as another “Book Of Morman” veteran, openly gay actor Gavin Creel, for his role as Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly, a role originated by gay actor Charles Nelson Reilley, 52 years ago.

In celebration of the 2017 Tony Awards, we present a scene from Present Laughter, but not from the the 2017 production starring Kevin Kline, instead from the playwright himself Noel Coward, who wrote 38 plays, more than 300 songs, and multiple musicals, revues, and operettas. Present Laughter has been produced on Broadway four times and we’ll hear a scene from the play from a recording called, “Duologues” featuring actress Margaret Leighton, from 1957. From there, we will hear Christian Borle & Andrew Rannells, singing, “What Would I Do?” from “Falsettos,” followed by Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel & 2017 Broadway Cast of “Hello, Dolly!” performing “It Only Takes a Moment.” All nominated for 2017 Tony Awards.

24. Noel Coward – “Present Laughter” [3 minute excerpt]
from: Noel Coward Duologues (feat. Margaret Leighton) / Caedmon Records / 1957
[Present Laughter is a comic play by Noël Coward in 1939, first staged in 1942. The plot follows a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his impending mid-life crisis (since he has recently turned forty). The story was described by Coward as “a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics.” In the 1970s Peter Hall wrote “what a wonderful play it would be if – as Coward must have wanted – all those love affairs were about homosexuals”. Whether or not Coward would have agreed, in the 1940s the transformation of real-life gay relationships into onstage straight ones was essential. The play nevertheless contains many references to Coward’s own life. Monica is “unmistakably Lorn Loraine”, Coward’s long-serving and much-loved secretary. Morris has been seen as Coward’s agent and sometime lover Jack Wilson, and Henry as Binkie Beaumont. Liz, played originally by Joyce Carey, is thought to be based partly on the actress herself, who was a member of Coward’s inner circle. During 1956, Coward abandoned Great Britain for tax reasons, becoming a permanent resident of Bermuda. He bought a chalet in Les Avants, Switzerland, in 1959, and that became his primary residence as of 1964, although he continued to live much of the time in Jamaica. Meanwhile, he returned to playwriting with two of his works, both billed as light comedies, playing in London: South Sea Bubble (April 25, 1956) and Nude with Violin (November 7, 1956). The latter also had a production on Broadway that Coward directed and starred in, his final appearance as an actor in New York. It opened November 14, 1957, and ran 80 performances, followed by a West Coast tour in 1958, during which it alternated with Present Laughter. Prior to that, however, Coward also had been “in New York,” as the title for a follow-up for Noel Coward at Las Vegas put it, recording the studio LP Noel Coward in New York in the fall of 1956 for release on Columbia in 1957. The same season, he and actress Margaret Leighton made spoken word recordings for Caedmon Records of scenes from his plays, plus the second act of The Apple Cart, in which they had appeared together in London in 1953. The LP Noël Coward & Margaret Leighton in Noël Coward Duologues, and after a 2nd recording session of Coward’s poetry in January 1958 came The Apple Cart & Poems by Noël Coward. In 2005, these recordings, along with other recordings of Coward’s writings performed by Simon Jones, were gathered together by Caedmon into the 5-CD set The Noel Coward Audio Collection.]

25. Christian Borle & Andrew Rannells – “What Would I Do?”
from: Falsettos (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) / Sh-K-Boom Records / December 16, 2016
[Falsettos is a musical with a book by James Lapine and William Finn, and music and lyrics by Finn. The musical consists of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, the last two installments in one trio of one-act Off-Broadway musicals (the first was In Trousers). The story involves Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason, his gay lover Whizzer Brown, and his neighbors Cordelia and Dr. Charlotte. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1992 and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, of which it won Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. It was revived briefly on Broadway in 2016, and this revival performance has been nominated for five Tony Awards. The 2016 production opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre on September 29, 2016 in previews, and officially on October 27, directed by Lapine. Christian Borle, Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block and Brandon Uranowitz play Marvin, Whizzer, Trina, and Mendel respectively. Other cast includes Tracie Thoms as Dr. Charlotte, Betsy Wolfe as Cordelia, and Anthony Rosenthal as Jason. The production shuttered on January 8, 2017. Two performances were filmed on January 3 and 4, 2017, to be repackaged into a presentation for the PBS program Live from Lincoln Center series to be aired at a later date.]

26. Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel & 2017 Broadway Cast of Hello, Dolly! – “It Only Takes a Moment”
from: Hello Dolly! / Sony Music Group / May 12, 2017
[Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a record held for 37 years. The show album Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The album reached number one on the Billboard album chart on June 6, 1964 and was replaced the next week by Louis Armstrong’s album Hello, Dolly! The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, with four Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into the 1969 film Hello Dolly! that was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won three. The role of Dolly Levi in the musical was originally written for Ethel Merman, but Merman turned it down, as did Mary Martin (although each eventually played it). Merrick then auditioned Nancy Walker. Eventually, he hired Carol Channing, who then created in Dolly her signature role. Director Gower Champion was not the producer’s first choice, as Hal Prince and others (among them Jerome Robbins and Joe Layton) all turned down the job of directing the musical. The musical, directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and produced by David Merrick, opened on January 16, 1964, at the St. James Theatre and closed on December 27, 1970, after 2,844 performances. Carol Channing starred as Dolly, with a supporting cast that included David Burns as Horace, Charles Nelson Reilly as Cornelius, Eileen Brennan as Irene, Jerry Dodge as Barnaby, Sondra Lee as Minnie Fay, Alice Playten as Ermengarde, and Igors Gavon as Ambrose. Although facing competition from Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand, Hello, Dolly! swept the Tony Awards that year, winning awards in ten categories (out of eleven nominations) that tied the musical with the previous record keeper South Pacific, a record that remained unbroken for 37 years until The Producers won twelve Tonys in 2001. After Channing left the show, Merrick employed a string of prominent actresses to play Dolly, including Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Pearl Bailey (in an all-black version with Cab Calloway, Mabel King, Clifton Davis, Ernestine Jackson and a young Morgan Freeman), Phyllis Diller, and Ethel Merman after having turned down the lead at the show’s inception. Two songs cut prior to the opening — typical Mermanesque belt style songs “World, Take Me Back” and “Love, Look in My Window” — were restored for her run. On January 19, 2016, it was announced that Bette Midler would play the title role in a Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!. Previews began March 15, 2017, with an opening date of April 20, 2017, at the Shubert Theatre.[23][24] This production is scheduled for a ten month run with the final performance to be that of 14 January 2018. The production is produced by Scott Rudin, directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. David Hyde Pierce plays Horace Vandergelder. Other principal casting for this revival includes: Kate Baldwin as Irene Molloy, Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl, Jennifer Simard as Ernestina Money, Taylor Trensch as Barnaby Tucker, Will Burton as Ambrose Kemper, Melanie Moore as Ermengarde, and[27] Beanie Feldstein as Minnie Fay. Donna Murphy will play the role of Dolly at the Tuesday evening performances beginning in June 2017.]

11:14 – Underwriting

27. Claire & The Classical Revolution – “Enough”
from: In The Blue 7″ EP / Independent / December 12, 2015
[Released on 7″ Vinyl and Digital Download. Song by Claire Adams, Arrangement by Teri Quinn, Produced by Peter Lawless, Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Soundlab A 14-piece musical entity with Claire Adams on vocals & guitar, Peter Lawless as conductor, Christina Wince on flute, Teri Quinn on clarinet, Brandon Crawford on bass clarinet, Mark Lauer on bassoon, Jen Oliverio on trumpet, Austin Peiffer on trombone, Joseph Felton on tuba, Erik Hassell on violin, Alyssa Bell on viola, Eman Chalshotori on cello, Sarah Lahasky on contrabass, and Stephanie Williams on drums.]

[Claire Adams plays the Crossroads Flock Party, Friday, June 2, at 5:45 PM]

11:20 – Interview with Claire Adams, Ross Brown and Jerad Tomasino

Claire Adams, Ross Brown, and Jerad Tomasino on the May 31, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Kansas City based singer, songwriter, and musician, Claire Adams, has been an integral part of multiple area bands including: Claire & The Crowded Stage, Appropriate Grammar, and Hidden Pictures. With Katy Guillen the two perform as a duo called Quirk & Ruckus, and with Katy Guillen and drummer Stephanie Williams, Claire performs as a trio called Katy Guillen & The Girls, who last year release one of our favorite full length albums called Heavy Days. Katy Guillen & The Girls are on the road most of the year, on on Saturday June 10 they will play Knuckleheads with Friends! This special, one time evening will feature special guests Chris Meck on guitar, Ryan Heinlein on trombone, Alyssa Murray on keys, and Ernie Locke on harmonica. Kansas City’s very own 2017 IBC winner, Brody Buster, will be opening the show, and will also jump up for a couple tunes!The trio is launching Kickstarter campaign this Thursday for the International Blues

Ross Brown and Jerad Tomasino are co-founders of The Crossroads Flock Party. They are also members of the band Fullbloods, who last year on February 26, 2016 released one of our favorite albums of the year, “Mild West” on High Dive Records. Claire Adams, Ross Brown and Jerad Tomasino join us to discuss The 6th annual Crossroads Flock Party! this Friday, June 2, at 5:00 to 11:00 PM, at 19th & Wyandotte, in KC’s Crossroads!

Claire Adams, Ross Brown, and Jerad Tomasino, Thanks for being with us on WMM.

The 6th annual Crossroads Flock Party! June 2, 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, 19th & Wyandotte

Arc Flash 5:00 PM
Claire Adams 5:45 PM
HighWesthus 6:30 PM
The Whiffs 7:15 PM
Dreamgirl 8:00 PM
Natural Man & the
Supreme Court 8:45 PM
Reptil 9:30 PM
BLKFLANL 10:15 PM

Performances & Installations – Pop-Up Charlie’s Big Idea – Kansas City’s favorite gilded doodle wizardPop-Up Charlie will be taking your responses to one of his burning questions and giving them life on paper. Made possible by our friendly neighbors at Missouri Bank.

Escapist Skateboarding Demonstration/Free Skate – Catch some serious skating business going down right across from the main stage starring our friends from Escapist Skateboarding. Bring your deck and this completed waiver over for a free skate!

Lucia Aerial Performing Arts – Don’t look down! Witness the spectacle of Lucia Aerial Performing Arts students as they put on three late evening performances.

Free Bike Valet- Roll up to Crossroads Flock Party like a VIP and have your bike safely stored by BikeWalkKC’s Bike Valet, made possible by Boulevard Brewing Company.

Food & Drink – Grab some street food from local food joints Mildreds, The Sundry, and The Bite, then wash it all down with beer and cocktails from the Flock Party bar, made possible by our friends at recordBar.

28. Arc Flash – “Future”
from: High Dive Records presents Belly Flop / High Dive Records / April 22, 2017
[High Dive Records Complilation feturing 27 tracks from the band’s on their label including: ACBs, Bummer, Shy Boys, The Fog, Fullbloods, The Conquerors, Empty Moon, Psychic heat, Rooftop Vigilantes, Fourth of July, Organized Crimes, Ghosty, Arc Flash, The Whiffs, Sbacky, Bonzo Madrid, and PINKO. This song is also on Arc Flash’s 2017 full length, Carbon Copy, released March 31, on High Dive Records. Arc Flash are James Tomblinson on guitar & vocals and Mark Osman on drums. The duo is based in Lawrence, KS.]

29. Claire and the Crowded Stage – “Dance Rock”
from: Kamikazee / Independent / July 20, 2013
[All songs by Claire Adams. All arrangements by The Crowded Stage: Claire Adams vocals, ukulele, guitar; Katy Guillen guitar, vocals, mandolin; Brent jamison keys, vocals; Katelyn Boone bass, vocals, keys; Peter Lawless accordion, bass; Jerod Rivers percission; Stephanie Williams drums; Teri Quinn clarinet, guitar. (additional members include Ben Byard, Mark Laurer and Russell Thorpe. Tecnicolor was Recorded in Kansas City mixed at Sangha Studios by Claire Adams, mastered at Weights+Measures soundlab by Duane Trower.]

30. ANOHNI – “Watch Me”
from: HOPELESSNESS / Secretly Canadian / May 6, 2016
[ANOHNI is formerly known as Antony Hegarty or Antony, an English-born American singer, composer, and visual artist. She is best known as the lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons. Anohni was born in 1970 in the city of Chichester, England. Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1981. In 1990, she moved to Manhattan, to study at New York University, where she founded the performance art collective Blacklips with Johanna Constantine. Entering a musical career, she began performing with an ensemble of NYC musicians as Antony and the Johnsons. Their 1st album, Antony and the Johnsons, was released in 2000 on David Tibet’s label Durtro. Their 2nd album, I Am a Bird Now (2005), was a commercial and critical success, earning Anohni the Mercury Music Prize. In 2016, Anohni became the 2nd openly transgender person nominated for an Academy Award; she was nominated for Best Original Song, along with J. Ralph, for the song “Manta Ray” in the film Racing Extinction. HOPELESSNESS, is a dance record with soulful vocals & lyrics addressing surveillance, drone warfare, and ecocide. A radical departure from the singer’s symphonic collaborations, the album seeks to disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics. ANOHNI on vocals, beat programming, keys, piano; Daniel Lopatin on beat programming, keys; and Ross Birchard on beat programming, & keyboards.]

David Bowie

31. David Bowie – “Rebel Rebel”
from: A Reality Tour / ISO – Columbia – Legacy / January 25, 2010
[Recorded November 22-23, 2003, Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. Originally written for a mooted Ziggy Stardust musical in late 1973, “Rebel Rebel” was Bowie’s last single in the glam rock style that had been his trademark. The song is notable for its gender-bending lyrics (“You got your mother in a whirl / She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl”) as well as its distinctive riff, which rock journalist Kris Needs has described as “a classic stick-in-the-head like the Stones’ ‘Satisfaction'”.Transsexual rock artist and former Bowie associate Jayne County claims that “Rebel Rebel” was based in part on County’s own song “Queenage Baby”, which was recorded in January 1974 by Bowie’s Mainman Records, but not released at the time. The song later surfaced on the independent 2006 release Wayne County at the Trucks, and some critics, upon hearing the track, echoed County’s claims. The 2004, live version features David Bowie – vocals, guitars, stylophone, harmonica; Earl Slick – guitar; Gerry Leonard – guitar; Gail Ann Dorsey – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Under Pressure”; Sterling Campbell – drums; Mike Garson – keyboards, piano; Catherine Russell – keyboards, percussion, acoustic guitar, backing vocals. A Reality Tour was a worldwide concert tour by David Bowie in support of the Reality album. The tour commenced on 7 October 7, 2003 at the Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark continuing through Europe, North America, Asia, including a return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the 1987 Glass Spider Tour. The tour grossed $46,000,000, making it the ninth-highest grossing tour of 2004. At over 110 shows, the tour was the longest tour of Bowie’s career. Bowie played Kansas City, May 10, 2004, at Starlight Theatre. I was there, seven rows from the stage.]

32. Lou Reed and John Cale – “Small Town”
from: Songs For Drella / Sire – Warner Bros. / 1990
[Dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol, their mentor, who had died unexpectedly in 1987. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol Superstar Ondine, a contraction of Dracula and Cinderella, used by Warhol’s crowd. The song cycle focuses on Warhol’s interpersonal relations and experiences, with songs falling roughly into three categories: Warhol’s first-person perspective (which makes up the vast majority of the album), third-person narratives chronicling events and affairs, and first-person commentaries on Warhol by Reed and Cale themselves. The songs on the album are, to some extent, in chronological order.]

33. The Smiths – “Handsome Devil (John Peel Session 5/18/83)”
from: Hatful of Hollow / Sire / November 12, 1984

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

Next week on June 7, we present The Best of MidCoastal Releases of 2017 …So Far, with special co-hosts Marion Merritt & Nico Gray, plus special guests Chase Horseman and Dwight Frizzell.

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

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Show #684

WMM Playlist from May 24, 2017

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New & MidCoastal Releases +
Barry Lee, Garrett Nordstrom & Maria Cueves
+ Of Tree + Noah Davis + ASSASSINS

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

2. !!! (Chk! Chk! Chk!) – “Dancing Is The Best Revenge”
from: Shake The Shudder / Warp Records / May 19, 2017
[7th album from dance-punk band that formed in Sacramento, California, in 1996 by lead singer Nic Offer. Members of !!! came from other local bands such as The Yah Mos, Black Liquorice and Popesmashers. They are currently based in New York City. The band’s name was inspired by the subtitles of the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy, in which the clicking sounds of the Bushmens’ Khoisan language were represented as “!”. However, as the bandmembers themselves say, !!! is pronounced by repeating thrice any monosyllabic sound. “Chk Chk Chk” is the way they identify.]

3. High Sunn – “Polaroids”
from: Hopeless Romantic / PNKSLM Recordings / May 19, 2017
[High Sunn started as the bedroom solo project of San Francisco’s Justin Cheromiah at the age of 14. Since that first release in May 2014, he’s released no less than 30 releases, in a prolific mix of singles, EPs and full albums. Now 17 years old, just finishing his junior year at High School, Justin is presenting his first ever studio recording, Hopeless Romantic EP. Produced by Dylan Wall (Naomi Punk, Craft Spells etc) the album makes the jump from the lo-fi bedroom sound into a fully-fledged dream pop record.]

4. Adult Mom – “Full Screen”
from: Soft Spots / Tiny Engines / May 19, 2017
[Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stephanie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012. Honesty and intimacy form as Knipe writes clever pop songs that offer a glimpse into the journey of a gender-weird queer navigating through heartache, trauma and subsequent growth. Soft Spots, the project’s sophomore LP, is an exploration into the physical and emotional acts of opening up, the vulnerability that produces love, and then ache. Knipe shares with us their process of learning how to cradle and understand their own softness without finality, a story without an end. ]

5. Michael Cerveris, James Barbour, Becky Ann Baker, Denis O’Hare, Jeffrey Kuhn, Mario Cantone, Alexander Gemignani, Mary Catherine Garrison & Neil Patrick Harris – “Everybody’s Got the Right” \
from: Assassins (The Broadway Cast Recording) / PS Classics / August, 2004
[Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted. The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards.]

10:16 – Interview with Julie Shaw & Steven Eubank

Spinning Tree Theatre‘s new production of ASSASSINS begins with Preview Performances tonight, and runs through June 11, at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Drive, KCMO. ASSASSINS originally premiered off-Broadway in 1990 at Playwrights Horizons and won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. ASSASSINS imagines the meeting and interaction of 4 successful and 5 would-be presidential assassins from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. With Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and Book by John Weidman, this new Spinning Tree Theatre production was directed by Michael Grayman, with music direction by Gary Green. For tickets info you can call the Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222 or visit: http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

Joining us are two of the cast members from ASSASSINS, Julie Shaw who plays Sara Jane Moore best known for attempting to assassinate US President Gerald Ford in 1975.

Julie Shaw has been seen in multiple productions at Spinning Tree Theatre, where she has also worked as Director. Julie has also performed with Quality Hill Playhouse, Musical Theatre Heritage, The Coterie Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, Amwerican Heartland Theatre and Chestnut Fine Arts, and at The New Victory Theatre in NYC, in the original musical LUCKY DUCK.

Also with us is Steven Eubank who plays Giuseppe “Joe” Zangara an Italian American anarchist who shot and killed Anton Cermak Mayor of Chicago in Miami, Florida, on February 15, 1933, during a speech by United States President–elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the intended target but was unharmed.

Steven Eubank made his stage debut as the Young Fool in Starlight Theatre’s 1993 production of Big River. Steven rhas worked as an actor in multiple shows at The Coterie Theatre, Musical Theatre Heritage, Spinning Tree Theatre and Theatre for Young America. Steven is a native of Blue Springs who graduated from Missouri State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance. Steveb also works as a choreographer and is he founder and Artistic Director of Egads Theatre.

Sara Jane Moore was born February 15, 1930 and is an American citizen best known for attempting to assassinate US President Gerald Ford in 1975. She was given a life sentence for the attempted assassination and was released from prison on December 31, 2007, after serving 32 years. Moore and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme hold the distinction of being the only two women who have ever attempted to assassinate an American president; both of their attempts were on Gerald Ford and both took place in California within three weeks of one another.

Giuseppe “Joe” Zangara (September 7, 1900 – March 20, 1933) was the assassin of Anton Cermak, the Mayor of Chicago. Zangara was an Italian American anarchist who shot Cermak and four others in Miami, Florida, on February 15, 1933, during a speech by United States President–elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt himself may have been the intended target but was unharmed.

Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or not) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted.

Widely considered the most controversial musical ever written, ASSASSINS premiered off-Broadway in 1990 at Playwrights Horizons and won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. A unique vision of America told through its villains instead of its heroes, ASSASSINS imagines the meeting and interaction of 4 successful and 5 would-be presidential assassins from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald.

The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards.

May 24 – June 11, 2017 at Just Off Broadway

Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30pm
Thursday, May 25 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 27 at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 27 at 7:30pm – Opening Night Reception

Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 1 at 7:30pm – Post-performance Talkback
Friday, June 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 3 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 4 at 2:00pm

Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 9 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm

Just Off Broadway Theatre is at 3051 Penn Valley Drive, Kansas City, Missouri. Free parking in lot to south of building and on street. Parking attendant will direct you.

TICKETS – General Admission Center or Right/Left

ASSASSINS runs 1 hour & 40 minutes and is performed without intermission.

ASSASSINS is recommended for mature audiences.

Cast:

Zachrey York – The Proprietor: salesman who gives characters their guns at the beginning

Michael David Allen – The Balladeer: narrator who provides the stories of the assassins

Jerry Jay Cranford – John Wilkes Booth: assassin of President Abraham Lincoln

Connor Branson – David Herold: accomplice of Booth in the assassination of Lincoln

Robert J. Hingula – Charles Guiteau: assassin of President James Garfield

President James Garfield: twentieth President of the United States

James Blaine: Secretary of State who received a deluge of letters from Charles Guiteau

Jordan Fox – Leon Czolgosz: assassin of President William McKinley

Devon Barnes – Emma Goldman: anarchist known for her political activism who also interacted several times with Leon Czolgosz

Steven Eubank – Giuseppe Zangara: attempted assassin of President-elect F. D. Roosevelt

Daniel Eugene Parman – Lee Harvey Oswald: assassin of President John F. Kennedy

Andy Penn – Samuel Byck: attempted assassin of President Richard Nixon

Tyler Rowe – John Hinckley: attempted assassin of President Ronald Reagan

Liz Golson – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme: attempted assassin of President Gerald Ford

Julie Shaw – Sara Jane Moore: attempted assassin of President Gerald Ford

President Gerald Ford: thirty-eighth President of the United States

Marshall Jones – Billy: Sara Jane Moore’s son. Moore has a son, but his name is Frederic.

Simon Schupp, Ryan Tucker – Ensemble: crowd members, chorus, etc.

Charity Harris, Christian Harris – Youth Ensemble

Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of ASSASSINS begins with Previews tonight, and runs through June 11, at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, KCMO. Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and Book by John Weidman, this new production was directed by Michael Grayman, with music direction by Gary Green. For tickets info you can call the Central Ticket Office at (816) 235-6222 or visit: http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

10:29 – Underwriting

6. Maria The Mexican – “Carried Away”
from: South Of The Border Moonlight / Independent / March 11, 2016
[Follow up to their Oct. 2013 debut full length, Moon Colored Jade. Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, Maria The Mexican is a hybrid of Mexican folklore and Rock. For over ten years, Teresa and Maria Elena Cuevas have performed with Marachi Estrella founded by their grandmother Teresa Cuevas in 1970. As one of the first all female mariachi bands in the country, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas is a pioneer in the Hispanic musical community. Her band flourished in the 80s but was struck by tragedy when four of the seven members were killed in the Hyatt Skywalk collapse in 1981. Once Teresa recovered she began teaching her grandchildren Mariachi music. In 2000, Teresa and Maria began exploring other genres of music while simultaneously co-directing Mariachi Estrella. Today the fusion of Maria The Mexican is mixed with a touch of blues, soul, funk, and rock n’ roll enhanced by the musical knowledge and sounds of Garrett Nordstrom.]

[Maria The Mexican play recordBar, Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM for the Signal To Noise Benefit for Audio Reader Network, with Pedaljets and Broken Arrows]

Garrett Nordstrom, Maria Cuevas, Barry Lee, Ben Parks, Laurel Parks on the May 24, 2917 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

10:34 – Interview with Garrett Nordstrom, Maria Cuevas & Barry Lee

Garrett Nordstrom & Maria Cueves of the band Maria The Mexican, and Barry Lee from the band, Broken Arrows and host and producer of 90.1 FM’s Signal To Noise, heard Friday nights at 9:00 pm, join us to share details about their upcoming performance for the Signal To Noise benefit for Audio Reader Network, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Avenue, on Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM with Maria The Pedaljets, and Broken Arrows.

Garrett Nordstrom & Maria Cueves & Barry Lee thanks for being with us WMM.

A benefit concert for the Audio Reader Network featuring three great bands

plus an afterparty at Temple Sounds across the street after the show.

10:43

6. 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 play recordBar, Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM for the Signal To Noise Benefit for Audio Reader Network, with Pedaljets and Maria The Mexican]

10:47 – Interview with Garrett Nordstrom, Maria Cuevas & Barry Lee

Garrett Nordstrom & Maria Cuevas of the band Maria The Mexican, and Barry Lee from the band, Broken Arrows and host and producer of 90.1 FM’s Signal To Noise, heard Friday nights at 9:00 pm, join us to share details about their upcoming performance for the Signal To Noise benefit for Audio Reader Network, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Avenue, on Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM with Maria The Pedaljets, and Broken Arrows.

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 include: Barry Lee on vocals & rhythm guitar; Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; John Chevalier (pronounced “Chev-A-Leer”)on bass guitar& vocals; and Dave Storms on drums & percussion.

The Pedaljets are: Mike Allmayer, Rob Morrow, Matt Kesler, Cody Wyoming

10:56

7. PedalJets – “Riverview”
from: What’s In Between / Electric Moth Records / June 25, 2013
[1st album of new material in 23 years. Mike Allmayer (Guitar, Vocals) Rob Morrow (Drums, Vocals), Matt Kesler (Bass, Vocals). Paul Malinowski (Vocals, Guitar), Produced by The Pedaljets & Paul Malinoski. The albums photos & design are from artist Archer Prewitt of: the Sea and Cake and The Coctails. ]

[Pedaljets play recordBar, Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM for the Signal To Noise Benefit for Audio Reader Network, with Broken Arrows and Maria The Mexican]

11:00 – Station ID

8. Of Tree – “Bottle of Wine”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / June 9, 2017
[Of Tree is vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Parks and violinist Laurel Morgan who write folk music with a pop edge provided by the technology of looping and sampling. Parks’ deep vocals coupled with Morgan’s sensitive vocals, fiddle playing and dynamic layered strings take the listener deep into themselves and to, perhaps, places once forgotten. Of Tree began in 2009 and has taken many forms as it has evolved over time, including a full 5 piece folk band and, at one time, a classical trio backing Parks’ voice and guitar.]

[Of Tree play an EP Release show, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Fri, June 9 w/Abandoned Bells, Andrew Ashby & John Bersuch.]

11:04 – Interview with Laurel Parks & Ben Parks

Of Tree

Of Tree are a minimalist electronic folk group from Kansas City, Missouri made up of Benjamin Parks on guitar & vocals, Laurel Morgan Parks on violin & fiddle & vocals and John Bersuch on percussion & sub-bass. The band explains “we like to build layers, loop strings, bow guitars and mix sampled beats with real ones as a backdrop for melodies on voice and traditional instruments. Emotional and expressive, our music draws inspiration from loss and triumph, failure and hope.”

Of Tree recently launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help record their new album ans release their music on vinyl.

Of Tree, play The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, Friday, June 9 with Abandoned Bells, and Andrew Ashby & John Bersuch.

Laurel Parks & Ben Parks thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Laurel writes:

“We’ve been actively writing music for this project since the summer of 2016. Both Ben and I (Laurel) write the songs together. As a married couple its been quite a road for us to be able work through music together without taking things too personally (as people in relationships tend to do), but the magic happened last summer when music started pouring out of us and we were able just allow it to happen. Both of us come from fairly strict religious backgrounds and a lot of our lyrics have to do with healing from those experiences. We also deal with themes of finding new footing in life, moving beyond the past and letting go. Really this album is all about healing on a very personal level.”

“The songs Ben writes express life experience beyond the limits of vocabulary to open the lid to feelings of loss, redemption and deranged hope. The timbre of his voice is low, soft and uniquely intimate. His lyrics are haunting and searching.”

“Musically, I (Laurel), am very interested in pushing the boundaries of what instrumentation I can marry to my classical violin training. I have been cross pollinating between electronic music I write on the computer using midi inputs with melodies I write on my violin. I enjoy putting a techno beat behind a folk instrument such as the Kalimba or chime and then morphing that into a journey of layered strings and melodic hooks. I am always interested in melody over lyrics. A lot of the music I wrote for this album is inspired from studying folk traditions such as Celtic fiddling, thematic movie music and Peruvian icaros.”

“John Bersuch, our drummer, has been playing with us since November of 2016. He adds tasteful beats to our music and also enjoys thinking outside the box. He once brought a tree to an “Of Tree” show and played it as a percussive instrument. Lately he’s been our dedicated one handed drummer as he recently broke his wrist. We couldn’t be happier being able to play with such a good friend of ours!”

“We would like for the recording of our first full album to take place at Shadowscape Records here in Kansas City. We are excited to work with the sound engineers and producers there who have a beautiful studio with the latest technology and recording equipment (and a nice piano!) Both the producers there have their thumbs on the pulse of the music industry as it is now which is very important to us for the launching and marketing of our music once the album is completed. Also, the strings sound really great in their studio. (Sold!)”

11:13

8. Of Tree – “Feel It”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / June 9, 2017
[Of Tree is vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Parks and violinist Laurel Morgan who write folk music with a pop edge provided by the technology of looping and sampling. Parks’ deep vocals coupled with Morgan’s sensitive vocals, fiddle playing and dynamic layered strings take the listener deep into themselves and to, perhaps, places once forgotten. Of Tree began in 2009 and has taken many forms as it has evolved over time, including a full 5 piece folk band and, at one time, a classical trio backing Parks’ voice and guitar.]

[Of Tree play The Brick, 1727 McGee, Fri, June 9 w/Abandoned Bells, Andrew Ashby & John Bersuch.]

11:15 – Interview with Laurel Parks & Ben Parks

Laurel Parks and Ben Parks of the band Of Tree join us to share information about their new full length recording, their Kickstarter campaign to release the music on vinyl, and their upcoming show when Of Tree, play The Brick, 1727 McGee Street, Friday, June 9 with Abandoned Bells, and Andrew Ashby & John Bersuch.

Laurel Parks & Ben Parks thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Laurel writes: “This Kickstarter campaign has been quite a process where I get to deal with all my subconscious $hit thats all bubbled up to the surface. It’s been a somewhat brutal look at all my insecurities and deep-seated thoughts that I’m not a “true” musician. I’m realizing that many of my feelings are universal to anyone who creates something and then drags it out of hiding and puts a light on it. So uncomfortable!
Yet, I’m going forward…. because I made something that is honest and from my heart. It’s what I have to offer and it’s there, crouching with the light on it, hoping not to be poked at or discarded—Hoping to be seen and to find a connection to other humans. So, thank you to those who have seen this on in the bright, blaring light of social media and have sent your support in my direction.”

We also talked with Ben and Laurel about: The Wires – Slights – Painting – Parenting

More info at http://www.oftreemusic.con

11:23

9. Of Tree – “Donner Party”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / June 9, 2017
[Of Tree is vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Parks and violinist Laurel Morgan who write folk music with a pop edge provided by the technology of looping and sampling. Parks’ deep vocals coupled with Morgan’s sensitive vocals, fiddle playing and dynamic layered strings take the listener deep into themselves and to, perhaps, places once forgotten. Of Tree began in 2009 and has taken many forms as it has evolved over time, including a full 5 piece folk band and, at one time, a classical trio backing Parks’ voice and guitar.]

[Of Tree play an EP Release show at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Fri, June 9 w/Abandoned Bells, Andrew Ashby & John Bersuch.]

11:27 – Underwriting

11:32 – Interview with Noah Davis

Noah Davis

Kansas City based musician, Noah Davis was inspired by his father’s old gospel and blues albums. Noah grew up as a multiracial kid whose parents loved both Rock and Rhythm & Blues, helping Noah discover that music was not about color, but about heart and soul. Noah also credits Jimi Hendrix’s concept of the “musical church” as an ultimate influence in the healing capabilities of music. Last year Noah Davis released his full length album 100% on March 4, 2016.

The Noah Davis Band will play The Jackpot Lounge, 943 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas, on Thursday, June 1, at 9:00 PM, w/ Broken Arrows.

Noah Davis, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Noah grew up as a multiracial kid whose parents loved both Rock and Rhythm & Blues, helping Noah discover that music was not about color, but about heart and soul.

Noah also credits Jimi Hendrix’s concept of the “musical church” as an ultimate influence in the healing capabilities of music.

Last year Noah Davis released his full length album 100% on March 4, 2016.

11:36

Noah Davis on the May 24, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

10. Noah Davis – “Love Me” (Live)
a new song

11:43

11. Noah Davis – “Bad Man” (Live)
a new song

11:50

12. Noah Davis – “Find A Way” (Live)
a new song

The Noah Davis Band will play The Jackpot Lounge, 943 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas, on Thurs, June 1, at 9:00 PM, w/ Broken Arrows.

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

Noah Davis, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

12. Duncan Lloyd – “You Seem Confused”
from: I.O.U.O.M E. / Afternooon In Bed / May 26, 2017
[Duncan Lloyd is best known for his role as guitarist and songwriter in U.K. alt rock group, Maximo Park. He has also been involved with other projects including Decade In Exile and Nano Kino. While his latest solo album, I O U O M E, is deeply personal, it tackles universal themes such as floundering relationships, goodbyes, and bittersweet nostalgia. I O U O M E’s tracks are beautifully written and self-produced indie gems, with the softness and warmth of Lloyd’s vocals adding a comforting touch to melancholy lyrics.]

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

Next week, on May 31 We celebrate The Pride Season with our annual show, “That’s So Fabulous!” with music from: Liberace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Jim Nabors, Noel Coward, RuPaul, Grace Jones,Dos Fallopia, Judy Garland, Al Franken, Lily Tomlin, David Bowie, Anohni, Lou Reed, John Cale, and music from, The 71st Annual Tony Awards. Plus, Bill Svoboda, Festival Director for Kansas City Pride Fest, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 2, 3, & 4, at Berkley Riverfront Park, KCMO. Also next week musican Claire Adams and Evan Ashby join us to talk and the Crossroads Summer Flock Party, Friday, June 2, at 5:00 PM with Arc Flash, Claire Adams, HighWesthus, Dreamgirl, The Whiffs, Natural Man and the Supreme Court, Reptil, and Blk Flanl.

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

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Show #683

WMM Playlist from May 17, 2017

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New & MidCoastal Releases +
Sarah Beth Mundy + Lovergurl

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

2. girlpool – “It Gets More Blue”
from: Powerplant / girlpool – Anti / May 12, 2017
[Second album release from girlpool, a folk punk band from Los Angeles, California. Its members are Cleo Tucker on guitar & vocals, and Harmony Tividad on bass & vocals. The band does not have a drummer. Their self-titled debut EP was posted on their Bandcamp account in 2014, and re-released on Wichita Recordings later that year, on November 17. The band released its debut album, Before the World Was Big, on June 2, 2015, also on Wichita Recordings.]

3. Toughies – “Wind”
from: Wind – Single b/w What Are Hands For? / Replay Records / May 13, 2017
[This 5-piece, Lawrence, band formed in February 2015, with Brad Girard on guitar & vocals, Joe Gronniger on bass & vocals, Caroline Lohrenz on drums, Carl Smith on guitar & lead vocals, and Sam Ramer on keyboards & vocals.]

[Toughies play a 7″ Release Show at Mills Record Company, Sat, May 20, at 6:30 PM w/ Momma’s Boy]

4. Kevin Morby – “Aboard My Train”
from: City Music / Dead Oceans / June 16, 2017
[4th release from Kevin Robert Morby born April 2, 1988, and learned to play guitar when he was 10. In his teens he formed the band Creepy Aliens. 17-year-old Morby dropped out of Blue Valley Northwest High School, got his GED, and moved from his native Kansas City to Brooklyn in the mid-2000s, supporting himself by working bike delivery and café jobs. He later joined the noise-folk group Woods on bass. While living in Brooklyn, he became close friends and roommates with Cassie Ramone of the punk trio Vivian Girls, and the two formed a side project together called The Babies, who released albums in 2011 and 2012. He began a solo career in 2013 releasing his debut album Harlem River with positive reviews. His 2nd album Still Life was released in 2014. His last album Singing Saw was ione of our 116 Best Recordings of 2016]

10:15 – Interview with Sarah Beth Mundy

Sarah Beth Mundy

Sarah Beth Mundy‘s writing is a blend of the intimate and the confessional. She is most known for the two years she devoted to KC’s Dear Diary series, where she performed for audiences her most cringe-inducing teenage diaries. Sarah Beth has also given spoken-word performance across multimedia collaborations, including the 2015 Art Sounds series event “As I See You,” and a multi-artist album currently in production titled “Muses and Mavericks,” curated by Kansas City musician Mark Lauer. Sarah Beth was also one of the writer/performers in our Wednesday MidDay Medley, live stage show at the recordBar, called: “A Story in A Song.” Sarah Beth is a part-time instructor in the English Department at UMKC, where she received her M.A. in English Literature in 2014.

Sarah Beth Mundy joins us to talk about her new monthly series, Hymen In Hysterics – Meditations on Mental Disorder, at The Outburst KC, 1715 Wyandotte, KCMO.

I first encountered Sarah Beth Mundy at Dear Diary, at The Fishtank Theatre space at 1715 Wyandotte, which is now called The Outburst KC and owned by Susanna Lee Lucky Deluxe. Sarah talked about feeling comfortable being back in the space where she first bravely shared her intimate and teenage diary entries to a room full of audience members. The intimacy of the space is often a good match for the intimacy of the material.

Sarah Beth Mundy, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Sarah Beth Mundy’s new monthly series, Hymen In Hysterics – Meditations on Mental Disorder, continues at The Outburst KC, 1715 Wyandotte, KCMO. The next showcase is Thursday, May 25, at 8:00 PM, featuring comedy, performance art, poetry, and storytelling, from Moe A. Barria, Laura Fred Michael, and Heath Poland.

5. The Whiffs – “Never Be Free”
from: Take A Whiff / High Dive Records / March 1, 2017
[Kansas City based power pop 4-piece band featuring members of Conquerors, Wet Ones, and Nubiles. Zach Campbell on bass & vocals, Rory Cameron on gutar & vocals, Nic Allred on guitar & vocals, Jake Cardwell on drums. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon at Element Studios, Kansas City, MO]

[The Whiffs play Blind Tiger, 3945 Main Street, Sunday, May 21, at 9:00 pm, with Twen, & TBA]

[The Whiffs play Crossroads Summer Flock Party, Friday, June 2, at 5:00 PM with Arc Flash, Claire Adams, HighWesthus, Dreamgirl, Natural Man and the Supreme Court, Reptil, and Blk Flanl.]

[The Whiffs play Tito’s Sound Machine, Sun, June 18, at recordBar, 1520 Grand w/ St/ Pé, Count Tutu]

6. Schwervon! – “Fuzzy Math”
from: Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / September 30, 2014
[Kansas City based 2 piece rock band, that tour all over the USA and Europe each year. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years before moving to the Kansas City area, where Matt originally came from. Their music and their live shows are exceptional. Generally at live shows, as an added bonus, Matt will read an original poem while Nan performs an interpretive dance inspired by the poem. Matt also performs and records as Major Matt Mason USA , Nan also performs in her collaborative piece, Nan and The One Nite Stands. Easily this is one of my all time favorite area bands!!!]

[Schwervon! play The Brick, 1727 McGee, Fri, May 19, at 9:00 PM w/ Emmaline Twist, Andrew Ashby]

[Schwervon! play Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, Thurs, June 1, at 8:00 PM with Cat Tatt]

7. John Moreland – “Lies I Chose To Believe”
from: Big Bad Luv / 4AD / May 5, 2017
[Tulsa, Oklahoma based singer-songwriter John Moreland was born June 22, 1985 in Longview, Texas. The son of Robert Lloyd Moreland and Connie May, Moreland’s father worked for Sunoco as an electrical engineer, and because of this job the family moved a lot. When he was a baby they moved to Northern Kentucky, across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio. Moreland credits his love for Cincinnati Reds to this time in Kentucky. When Moreland was 10 years old Moreland’s family moved from Boone County, Kentucky to Tulsa, Oklahoma and with the help of his father, started playing the guitar. When he was 12 he played with a kid he went to church with who wrote songs and inspired him to start writing songs “that made sense.” John grew up in a conservative Southern Baptist family. “From the time I was born up until about age 16, my entire worldview and all my opinions were pretty much solely influenced by the evangelical church. All the years since then have sort of been this slow process of figuring out where I stand now that I’m not an impressionable kid anymore. I feel like I’m done with that at this point, but it keeps showing up in songs. I guess that stuff stays in your psyche forever.” His “High on Tulsa Heat” was in our 115 Best Recordings of 2015.]

[John Moreland just finished up a European tour and will be touring the U.S. this Summer]

8. Portugal.The Man – “Feel It Still”
from: Woodstock / Atlantic Recording / June 16, 2017
[8th studio album release from the Portland Oregon based band that was originally formed in Wasilla, Alaska in 2004. The new album was produced by Mike D of The Beasty Boys. The group consists of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, Jason Sechrist and Eric Howk. Gourley and Carothers met and began playing music together at Wasilla High School.]

[Portugal.The Man play Kansas City at The Midland Theatre, on Friday, June 16.]

10:45 – Underwriting

9. Making Movies – “Brave Enough (feat. Hurray for the Riff Raff & Alaina Moore)”
from: I Am Another You / Making Movies / Expected May 26, 2017
[3rd full length release: from 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. The band is also involved in a music camp they created as a service to the neighborhood that inspired songs. One of the band’s key collaborators on the camp is 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. (B.A.M.) 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.]

[Making Movies play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday, May 26, at 7:00 PM w/ Duncan Burnett X Riot.]

10. Samantha Fish – “Chills & Fever”
from: Chills & Fever / Ruf Records / March 24, 2017
[Growing up in Kansas City, Samantha Fish switched from drums to guitar at the tender age of 15. She spent much of her time in local watering holes listening to visiting blues bands. Samantha caught the attention of Ruf Records who released her album, Girls with Guitars, which found her co-billed with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde. That led to her forming her own trio and recording three more albums, Runaway (2011), Black Wind Howlin’ (2013) and Wild Heart (2015). She was awarded, Best Artist Debut at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. For Chills & Fever, Fish traveled to Detroit to collaborate with members of the Detroit Cobras, a band popular in the Midwest punk/blues scene. The collaboration included Joe Mazzola on guitar, Steve Nawara on bass, Kenny Tudrick with Bob Mervak on keys, and Mark Levron and Travis Blotsky on trumpet and saxophone. The band covers songs from Jackie DeShannon, Jerry Ragavoy, Bert Berns and Allen Toussaint while also revisiting some earlier demos she cut along with producer Bobby Harlow.]

[Samantha Fish plays the 2-day Memorial Day Weekend Event – Samantha Fish’s Big Summer Kick Off, at CrossroadsKC, 417 East 18th Street, on May 26 with Southern Avenue Band, and Brody Buster Band, and the 27th with Dumpstaphunk, and Moreland & Arbuckle.]

11. Big Freedia – “I Heard”
from: I Heard – Single / Queen Diva Music / February 23, 206
[Raised on Josephine Street in uptown New Orleans, Big Freedia, born Freddie Ross, was raised by his mother, a hairdresser, and stepfather, a truck driver for Coca-Cola. When Freddie was 15, the family moved to a more upscale neighborhood in New Orleans. Freddie, along with his brother Adam and sister Crystal Ross, were immersed in music at home by their mother, who often sang along to her Gladys Knight and Patty LaBelle records around the house. But it was the Baptist church choir where a young Freddie flourished. ”My mother made sure I never missed practice,” recalls Freedia. It’s no wonder that by the time he was 18, Freedia moved from member to director of the choir. Big Freedia is known as the Queen of Bounce, at the forefront of the Bounce rap movement (a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans and known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance). Though gay and proud, Big Freedia asserts that her (Freedia is a he but uses the feminine pronoun for her stage persona) sexuality has little to do with her music and rejects the term Sissy Bounce (the queer brand of Bounce). “All Bounce is Bounce,” he insists. “There’s no need to separate it out. All types of people—gay, straight, rich, poor, black, white come to my shows. People just wanna get out and shake their azzzz and have a good time!” And therein lies the beauty of Big Freedia: She can rock a pair of dangling gold earrings and light up a blunt and chop it up with the hardest rapper around. She’s not a gay artist, but rather an artist who happens to be gay. Big Freedia has gone from a local New Orleans phenomenon to a national one after appearing on the HBO series ‘Treme’ [as herself] and in 2010, she released her debut EP on Scion A/V Presents: Big Freedia, produced by NOLA producer BlaqNmilD. The EP featured notables “Excuse” and “Almost Famous; other fan-favorites include “Gin in my System” “Azz Everwhere” and “Y’all Get Back Now.” Shefollowed that up by releasing “Nah Who Mad” and “Booty Whop,” and she was featured on Spank Rock’s “Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Liar” LP, on the track “Nasty.” She was also featured on “Peanut Butter” with RuPaul. Freedia made her network television network debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She appeared on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” FADERTV, PITCHFORK TV and has been lauded in press outlets such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Fader, RollingStone.com, SPIN, OffBeat, Chicago Tribune.]

[Big Freedia plays, recordBar, 1520 Grand, on Saturday, May 20, at 9:00 with Childish Adults.]

11:00 – Station ID

Sarah Beth Mundy, Brook Worlledge, Heather Andrews, and Stephanie Bankston on the May 17, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

12. Lovergurl – “La Problema”
from: The President is a Sex Offender / Lovergurl / May 19, 2016
[Heather Andrews on guitar & vocals, Brook Worlledge on drums & vocals & songwriting, and Stephanie Bankston on keys & vocals]

[Lovergurl will play a special EP release show, Friday, May 19, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Bad Ideas and La Guerre.]

11:04 – Interview with Lovergurl

The Kansas City based 4-piece band, Lovergurl caught our ear with their synth pop sound and lyrics reflecting social and political messages with hip hop and punk elements. Band members include: Stephanie Bankston on keyboards & vocals, Brook Worlledge on drums & vocals, Heather Andrews on guitar & vocals, and Adam Speer on bass.

The band is getting ready to release their debut EP recording, “The President is A Sex Offender” and will play a special EP release show, this Friday, May 19, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Bad Ideas and La Guerre.

Stephanie Bankston, Brook Worlledge, Heather Andrews, thanks for being on WMM

Lovergurl keyboardist and vocalist, Stephanie Bankston was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a graduate of The University of Missouri. She moved abroad in her 20s, and lived in Seoul, Korea, where she played in a mostly female band called BaekMa (“White Horse”). Stephanie returned to Kansas City in the Fall 2015. She has been playing piano since she was 5 years old, and writing music since her teenge year. Stephanie has also been in various bands since college including” Stephanie’s musical influences include: M83, Passion Pit, Washed Out, LCD Soundsystem, and STRFKR.

Brook Worlledge, is 25 years old and is a Kansas City native. She is the band’s drummer and she sings and writes songs for the band. Brook is a defender of the proletariat. (The workers, working-class people, wage earners, the working classes, the common people, the lower classes, the masses, the rank and file, the third estate, the plebeians.) Brook’s influences range from the B52s, The Velvet Underground, The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Lovergurl guitarist and vocalist, Heather Andrews is also 25. She was born and raised in Rhode Island, and moved to Kansas City in 2011 and fell in love with the city. Heather Andrews influences include: Le Tigre, Best Coast, and Wolf Alice.

The band formed in 2016

Ron Knox of The Pitch wrote about the band in the August 16, 2016 edition saying, “Lovergurl takes aim at institutions, social structures and music scenes built by and seemingly for those who undeservedly wield power and privilege — men, rich people, white folks. It’s not rare subject matter; songs laser-focused on real-world issues are commonplace in hip-hop and punk. What’s unusual here is that Lovergurl leans on a sound that borders on straight-ahead pop. “Colorado Springs” couches its call for women’s safety, in the wake of the Planned Parenthood shootings in that city, within moody synths and a crooning vocal line. Another song, the yet-to-be-recorded “Prospect,” points out the irony in the name of the thoroughfare that runs through KC’s marginalized East Side, doing so with ease rather than by brute force.”

Lovergurl’s Electronic Press Kit contains this quote, “Lovergurl are a unique four-piece band whose music meets at the intersection pf Depache Mode and Salem 66 with a stop sign and crossing guard provided by Bikini Kill” – A dude on Facebook

Last year we fell in love with their song. “Colorado Springs” that the band put out as a single track, with three other songs, on the band’s Bandcamp page: http://www.lovergurl.bandcamp.com. This song was inspired by the real life event shooting and 6-hour siege at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that left 3 people dead including a 44 year old policeman, and on Friday, November 27, 2015. This is one of 4 singles the band digitally released in 2016. Words and Music by Lovergurl.

None of the single tracks put out last year are on the new EP, which include 4 new songs.

“The President is A Sex Offender” is the name of their new EP.

The new songs contain lyrics about the personal and political, with great melodies and harmonies.

From their Press Kit:

“Kansas City based Lovergurl is the merciless political band you don’t know you needed.”

“Draped in tropical prints and pop melodies, the band have perfected their take-no-prisoners approach with a seamless blend of pop, surf-rock, and punk.”

“Armed with dance-enducing synth lines, moody guitar, and chorus like harmonies Lovergurl render your ears hard, and averting your eyes impossible.”

11:13

13. Lovergurl – “My Body”
from: The President is a Sex Offender / Lovergurl / May 19, 2016

Lovergurl is getting ready to release their debut EP recording, “The President is A Sex Offender” and will play a special EP release show, this Friday, May 19, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Bad Ideas and La Guerre.

Lovergurl keyboardist and vocalist, Stephanie Bankston told the Pitch, “I know we just want it to be fun, and also important,” she says. “The unifying thing is the message, it’s our attitude. I don’t know if we belong in the punk scene. We like to scream. We like to confront people. But I don’t know if we belong in that scene. I don’t know if we belong anywhere.”

11:26

14. Lovergurl – “Prospect”
from: The President is a Sex Offender / Lovergurl / May 1Andrews9, 2016
[Heather Andrews on guitar & vocals, Brook Worlledge on drums & vocals & songwriting, and Stephanie Bankston on keys & vocals]

[Lovergurl will play a special EP release show, Friday, May 19, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Bad Ideas and La Guerre]

15. The Wires – “Banyan”
from: The Wires – Alternative Strings / Independent / March 9, 2013
[Laurel Morgan grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. Classically trained, she has been playing the violin for nearly 30 years. Laurel graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music in 2005. She has also performed with the Des Moines Symphony, Quixotic fusion ensemble, Musical Theatre Heritage at the Off-Center Theatre and as a member of folk-rock band, ‘In the Pines” that won several Pitch music awards. As a composer, arranger, and musician Laurel Morgan has traveled to Germany, Austria, and throughout the United States, but is based here in KC. Sascha Groschang graduated from Paseo Academy of Performing Arts in 2000, UMKC Conservatory of Music in 2004, and Mannes College – The New School For Music in 2008. She had her solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s recital hall, Weill Hall in February 2009. Sascha has recorded or performed with Peter Gabriel, Joanna Newsom, Ashanti, Adina Menzel, Clay Walker, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She has also worked for NBC and Rhino Records. She is currently working with Juniper String Ensemble, Saint Joesph Symphony, and is part of the faculty at Missouri Western State University. She also teaches out of her Midtown KC home studio. More info at: cellolady.com. Laurel Morgan & Sascha Groschang are The Wires, an alternative exploration in string sound from KCMO. They compose & perform original music for violin & cello.]

[The Wires play Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Rd, on Friday, May 19, at 12:10 PM to 1:00 PM for The Westport Center For The Arts – 23rd season of their Brown Bag Concert Series. There will be a reception following with coffee ad cookies provided by Friends of Westport Center For The Arts and Westport Coffee House.]

16. HighWesthus – “The Original”
from: Part III. The ILLU / Independent / October 25, 2016
[Written and produced and performed by HighWesthus, and mixed and mastered ny Leyone Tracks. HighWesthus was born in Chicago and is based in Kansas City. The last official album of the Trilogy Set that began with the May 2015 release, Part I. The Dead, and continued with the November 2015 release, Part II. The Wise. HighWesthus is a freelance multimedia artist living in Kansas City. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 with a BFA in Animation. He is one of four owners of Strange Paper Studio, based in Kansas City. HighWesthus specializes in illistration, animation, graphic design, dideo editing, sound editing, music producing, writng anf storytelling.]

[HighWesthus plays Jack Fest May 17, at The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts St, in Lawrence Kansas w/ Tyler Gregory, Kidd Commakahzee, Luther Vincent, Kevin Don Vito Barber, DJ Shwasted.]

[HighWesthus plays the Crossroads Summer Flock Party, Friday, June 2, at 5:00 PM with Arc Flash, Claire Adams, The Whiffs, Dreamgirl, Natural Man and the Supreme Court, Reptil, and Blk Flanl.]

17. Ha Ha Tonka – “Everything”
from: Heart-Shaped Mountain / Bloodshot Records / March 10, 2017
[45th studio album from the band that is based in Springfield, Missouri. Their music is steeped in Ozark folk. Originally from West Plains, Missouri. The band currently consists of: Brett Anderson on guitar, mandolin and vocals; James Cleare on absolutely everything; Lucas Long on bass & vocals; Mike Reilly on drums & vocals; Brian Roberts on guitar & vocals. the band is signed to Bloodshot Records out of Chicago. The band is named after Ha Ha Tonka state park in southern Missouri.]

[Ha Ha Tonka play recordbar, Tommorrow, Thurs, May 18, at 8PM w/ Trapper Schoepp & the Shades.]

18. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – “The Ogre’s Waltz”
from: Summer / Scott Hrabko / September 10, 2016
[3rd full length album release and follow up to his 2015 release Biscuits and Gravity. Scott Hrabko on vocals & guitar; Marco Pascolini on pedal steel, lap steel, and baritone guitar; Fred Wickham on lead guitar; Josh Arnold on bass & vocals; and Tim Higgins on drums. with guest artists: Brett Hodges on fiddle, Havilah Bruders on vocals, Dan Bliss on guitar, Mikal Shapiro on vocals, Chad Brothers on guitar & vocals, Brt Colliver on pino and accordian, and Kevin Dolan on mandolin. Recorded in pat and mixed in full by Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound. Kansas City based, singer-songwriter Scott Hrabko has played with Kansas City’s oldest garage band, The Original Sinners, as well as various incarnations of the 1980s bands: The Splinters, and The Andersons. In the 1990s he performed with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg. Scott Hrabko’s 2014 critically aclaimed solo release, “Gone Places” was said to be 30 years in the making.]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play Westport Saloon, Sat, May 20, at 8:00 PM, with Playing For Horses, The Vine Brothers]

[Scott Hrabko and lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand will both be featured tomorrow night, May 18, on 90.1 FM’s Local Showcase at 8:00 PM with Diana Linn of The Tasty Brew Music Radio Show.]

[Scott Hrabko will be our guest on WMM on June 14.]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play a CD Release Show, Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM at The Brick]

19. Mac DeMarco – “This Old Dog”
from: This Old Dog / Captured Tracks / May 5, 2017
[3rd full-length album by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mac DeMarco. Following the release of Another One, DeMarco moved from his isolated Queens home to a house in Los Angeles to create the album. The album spawned two singles in January, “My Old Man” and “This Old Dog”, which are the two first tracks on the album. The singles “On The Level” and “One More Love Song” were released in April 2017. The album leaked on April 13, 2017. DeMarco recorded This Old Dog while moving to Los Angeles, he describes the experiences and time it took to develop and make the album: “I demoed a full album, and as I was moving to the West Coast I thought I’d get to finishing it quick. But then I realized that moving to a new city and starting a new life takes time. And it was weird, because usually I just write, record, and put it out; no problem. But this time, I wrote them and they sat. When that happens, you really get to know the songs. It was a different vibe.” McBriare Samuel Lanyon “Mac” DeMarco (born Vernor Winfield McBriare Smith IV, April 30, 1990) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He has released three full-length studio albums, 2 (2012), Salad Days (2014), and This Old Dog (2017) and two mini-LPs, his debut record Rock and Roll Night Club (2012) and Another One (2015). His style of music has been creatively described as “blue wave”, “slacker rock”, or self-described by DeMarco as “jizz jazz”.]

11:52 – Underwriting

20. The Shins – “So Now What”
from: Heartworms / Columbia / March 10, 2017
[5th studio album from The Shins and their first studio album in 5 years. Produced by James Mercer.The Shins were formed in 1996 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band’s current lineup consists of James Mercer on vocals, guitar, songwriter; Jon Sortland on drums; Mark Watrous on guitar; Casey Foubert on guitar; Yuuki Matthews on bass; and Patti King onkeyboards. The band is based in Portland, Oregon.The band was formed by Mercer as a side project to Flake Music, who were active from 1992 to 1999. The band released two 7″ singles and a full-length album When You Land Here It’s Time to Return on Omnibus Records and were touring with Modest Mouse when they were signed to Sub Pop Records. The band’s first two records, Oh, Inverted World (2001) and Chutes Too Narrow (2003) performed well commercially and received critical acclaim. The single “New Slang” brought the band mainstream attention when it was featured in the 2004 film Garden State. Consequently, the band’s third album, Wincing the Night Away (2007), was a major success for the group, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 and earning a Grammy Award nomination.]

[The Shins play The Midland Theatre, 1228 Main Street, Thurs, June 1 at 8:00 PM with Surfer Blood]

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

Next week on May 24 on Wednesday MidDay Medley, we’ll talk with members of Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of Assassins. Plus, Barry Lee returns to share details about the Signal To Noise benefit for Audio Reader Thetare, at recordBar, Saturday, June 3, at 8:00 PM with Maria The Mexican, The Pedaljets, and Broken Arrows. Also next week, Laurel Parks and Ben Parks of the band Of Tree join us to talk about their new record and Kickstarter Campaign. And KC based musican Noah Davis will play live on 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.kkfi.org,
http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
http://www.facebook.com/WednesdayMidDayMedleyon90.1FM

Show #682

WMM Playlist from May 10, 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, May 10, 2017

Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, Chad Meise
Music from GAV7D & Mr. Marco’s V7
+ Guest DJ – 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. Perfume Genius – “Slip Away”
from: No Shape / Matador / May 5, 2017
[First single from the fourth album from Perfume Genius, the stage name for Seattle-based solo artist Mike Hadreas who was born in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington. Hadreas studied painting in school and took piano lessons as a child.His mother was a special education teacher,and is now an assistant principal at a middle school. His parents divorced when he was a teenager. Growing up, Hadreas was the only openly gay student at his school, and he received death threats which were not addressed by the administration. He dropped out of high school during his senior year. Two years after dropping out, he was attacked by several young men in his neighborhood. He moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and worked as a doorman for a club in the East Village. In 2005, Hadreas returned home to Seattle and began recording music. In 2008, Hadreas set up a MySpace page under the name Perfume Genius, and thus began his music career. Hadreas’s music explores topics including sexuality, his personal struggle with Crohn’s disease, domestic abuse, and the dangers faced by gay men in contemporary society. No Shape was produced by Blake Mills (Fiona Apple. John Legend, Alabama Shakes). The album was praised by critics. Pitchfork awarded it an 8.8 and named it “Best New Album”, deeming it “his most realized album yet, a tender and transcendental protest record of love and devotion.” The Guardian commented that “No Shape sounds like a unique talent coming into full bloom.” Hadreas will embark on a headline tour in the U.S. and Canada this spring and summer. He will also be performing at a number of the major European and British music festivals this summer.]

3. Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble – “Love Captive”
from: Find Me Finding You / Drag City / March 24, 2017
[“Love Capture” features a duet with Alexis Taylor of the band Hot Chip. Lætitia Sadier was born May 6, 1968. She is a French musician best known as the singer of the band Stereolab. One of our mot favorite bands of all-time. Sadier was working as a nanny when she met guitarist Tim Gane at a gig in Paris during the late 1980s. Sadier was disillusioned with the rock scene in France, and soon moved to London to be with Gane and to pursue her career. She contributed vocals to Tim Gane’s band, McCarthy’s final albums and when McCarthy broke up in 1990, she and Gane immediately formed Stereolab. For the first incarnation of the band, they enlisted ex-Chills bassist Martin Kean, drummer Joe Dilworth and Gina Morris on backing vocals. Tim Gane has written the bulk of the music in Stereolab, Sadier is the main contributor of lyrics, written in both English and French. Sadier also plays keyboards, percussion, guitar and trombone. Stereo lab released 10 studio albums between 1992 and 2010 and released 7 special compilation albums. Tim Gane has gone on to release new music under the name Cavern Of Annti-Matter, that we’ve previously played on this radio show. Laetitia Sadier has release several solo albums and with the band Monade.]

4. The Besnard Lakes -“Golden Lion”
from: A Coliseum Complex Museum / Jagjaguar / January 22, 2016
[5th studio album from 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.]

[The Besnard Lakes play recordBar 1520 Grand, Sunday, May 14. at 8:30 with The Life and Times.]

5. The Black Angels – “Death March”
from: Death Song / Partisan Records / April 21, 2017
[American psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. They have released four studio albums and one compilation album. Their name is derived from the Velvet Underground song “The Black Angel’s Death Song.” Current members include: Stephanie Bailey on drums, percussion, bass; Christian Bland on guitar, vocals, bass, drums; Alex Maas on vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards; Kyle Hunt on keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar; Jake Garcia on guitar, bass, vocals.]

[The Black Angels play The Madrid, Tuesday, May 16, at 8:00 PM, with A Place To Bury Strangers.]

10:18 – Underwriting

6. Jessica Paige – “On the Brink”
from: Sweet Nothings / Independent / September 18, 2015
[Jessica grew up in Kansas, on a farm, and at a very early age discovered her passion for music and songwriting. Jessica has appeared at the Middle of The Map Fest, Folk Alliance International, Crossroads Music Festival, American Idol, & The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Info at: http://www.jesspaige.com]

[Jessica Paige and Calvin Arsenia play a special show called, Plaid Luau, Friday, May 12, at 9:00 PM at Californos in Westport, in their beautiful outside patio stage under the stars.]

7. Karla Lara – “Que Corra El Rio”
from: Recordarles / Descargar / 2013
[Que Corra el Rio translates: How the River Runs. The song is about Rio Blanco and the struggle of the Lenca people against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam which threatened to block the people’s use of the river and destroy their way of life. It’s about the lives that have been lost defending the river, including Berta Caceres.]

[Karla Lara plays live in Kansas City Tonight, when Cross Border Network presents, ”13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance” Wednesday, May 10, at 7:00 PM, at Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway KCM0, with Afro-indigenous autonomous feminist, poet & writer Melissa Cardoza & Karla Lara, a feminist who voices resistance through song & writing. These two Honduran activists are on a national tour honoring the life of Berta Cáceres. Melissa Cardoza’s book, “13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance” tells thirteen stories of women who joined the resistance to the U.S. backed 2009 coup d’etat. It has just been made available in a bilingual English/Spanish edition. Beloved Honduran jazz/folk protest singer Karla Lara, who appears in one of the book’s stories and has been an icon and sharp voice in the resistance. Melissa and Karla were amongst the closest friends to Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous leader and organizer of COPINH who was assassinated for her work in defense of the Lenca people and against patriarchy, capitalism, and racism. This book and this tour are dedicated to Berta.A post-performance dialogue will examine parallels between current struggles in Honduras and the U.S. A $15.00 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away. More information at http://www.crossbordernetwork.org.]

8. Slowdive – “Sugar for The Pill”
from: Slowdive / Dead Oceans / May 5, 2017
[The 4th studio album from the 5-piece band formed i Reading, England, by members Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell in October 1989. The two sing and play guitar, and have been friends since they were 6 years old. This self titled new release comes 22 years after their last release.]

10:30 – Interview with Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, and Chad Meise

The last time we had a mini-reunion of members of the famous long-time Kansas City band Mr. Marco’s V7 on this radio show was on February 16, 2011 when Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, Kent Burnham and Mike Stover joined us on to talk about the band’s new release, Sparkin’ Your Mama. It was later that year, in 2011, that classically trained bassist Johnny Hamil, who dreams his musical compositions in his sleep, noticed something revolutionary for his creative process when Johnny’s dream compositions included lyrics for the first time, and this set him on a new path to create, the GAWD project, which is not Mr. Marco’s V7 proper, but it is members of the Mr.Marco’s V7 from throughout the long history of the the band. The concept was to collaborate a vocal version of a composition with musical friends and then have various lineups of the V7 family interpret the material in different ways: CartoonNoirJazz, PunkFunkPolka, and FreeExoticaMiddleEastern. Add to this a new vinyl release from Mr. Marco’s V7 called, Man Of Action! II Vol. 1 Motion Picture Soundtrack, the band’s first vinyl release in their 20 year history, that includes several songs for their past recordings.

Johnny Hamil’s Mr. Marco’s V7 bandmates, Marco Pascolini and Chad Meise are also with us to discuss the whole Mr. Marcos V7 spectrum and how all these new and different GAV7D recordings fit together.

Last Tuesday night GAV7D with Kyle Dahlquist, Jeff Freling, Kent Burnham, & Christine Brebes on violin, played The Ship.

This Saturday, May 13, GAV7D with Mark Southerland, Kyle Dahlquist, Amado Espinosa, Charles Simms, & Christine Brebes on violin, will play recordBar, 1520 Grand Avenue, with Hi-Lux, and Gramps The Vamp.

Sunday, May 21, The GAV7D Project play The Dubliner.

Mr. Marco’s V7 was titled after Johnny Hamil’s determination to put Marco Pascolini’s name in the title of the band name and Marco’s randomly looking at a hair tonic’s bottle’s secret formula (V7).

Marco Pascolini is one half of The Country Duo, with Kasey Rausch, and off shoot of theor band The Naughty Pines, he also plays with The Dead Voices, Expassionates, The Brannock Device, and more.

Chad Meise is a master of sound and the studio and stage producing and engineering records for Mr. Marco’s V7, Hearts of Darkness, Expassionates, Rex Hobart, Mike Dillon, The Gaslights, Atlantic Fadeout, and The Country Duo, to name a few.

10:39

9. GAV7D (Exotica) – “Cold Sunshine (Operation Barbarossa Complete)” (Vinyl)
from: Man Of Action! II Vol. 1 Motion Picture Soundtrack / MK 12 / 2016

10:44 – Continuing the Interview with Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, and Chad Meise

Saturday, August 26, The original Mr. Marco’s V7 quartet will return to Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, for a special live show. Mr. Marco’s V7 will also be re-releasing their out-of-print first album that was recorded live at The Cowtown Ballroom. Mr. Marco’s V7 will perform the songs from that first album, along with the premiere of new works by the band.

Man Of Action! II Vol. 1 is the soundtrack album for MK 12 Film. The musicians featured on this record are: Johnny Hamil on bass, Marco Pascolini on guitar, Chad Meise on guitar, Mark Southerland on saxophones, Kyle Dalhquist on trumpet, Clarke Wyatt on keys, Chris Fugitt on drums, Robobobo on cymbals, Kent Burnham on drums, Mike Stover pon theremin, mandolin, & lap steel.

Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, and Chad Meise, thanks for being with us on MM.

This Saturday, May 13, The GAV7D Project with Mark Southerland, Kyle Dahlquist, Amado Espinosa, Charles Simms, & Christine Brebes on violin, will play recordBar, 1520 Grand Avenue, with Hi-Lux, and Gramps The Vamp.

Sunday, May 21, GAV7D plays the The Dubliner.

10:55

10. Mr. Marco’s V7 – “The Yin & Yang Of A Killing Device In Honor To My Mother’s Wooden Spoon”
from: Man Of Action! II Vol. 1 Motion Picture Soundtrack / MK 12 / 2016

Chad Meise, Marco Pascolini, Johnny Hamil, and Mikal Shapiro on the May 10, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

11:03 – Station ID

11:03 – Guest DJ – Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro joins us as “Special Guest DJ”. For our 2nd hour Mikal will play music she loved growing up in the 1980’s and 1990’s: New Wave, Grunge, and musical recordings she would steal from her sister’s record collection from, The Cure, Suzanne Vega, and Shriekback. Mikal Shapiro, is a KC based singer / songwriter & filmmaker. She studied Film History, Film, & 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, & 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, and she is a member of the 6-piece latin based band, Ayllu. Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” (2008), “For Good,” (2010), and “The Musical,” (2015). Mikal Shapiro is producer & co-host of River Trade Radio, with Kasey Rausch, airing Sundays, at 9:00 AM, on 90.1 FM KKFI.

[Mikal Shapiro will play Prospero’s Books, 1800 West 39th Street, Monday, May 15, at 7:00 PM with Richard Alwyn Fisher, Kasey Rausch, Tony Ladesich, & Scott Easterday.]

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

11:06

11. Frank Black & The Catholics – “The Swimmer”
from: Dog in The Sand / Cooking Vinyl / January 30, 2001
[Singer, songwriter and guitarist Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV was born April 6, 1965. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis. Following the band’s breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career under the name Frank Black. After releasing two albums with record label 4AD and one with American Recordings, he left the label and formed a new band, Frank Black and the Catholics. He re-adopted the name Black Francis in 2007. Frank Black’s third album with backing group the Catholics, was released by the Cooking Vinyl record label in 2001, and was produced by Nick Vincent. The album was generally met with favorable reviews. Though retaining the live-to-two-track method of recording of the previous two albums, this album found the band branching away from purely electric rock to incorporate acoustic guitar, pedal steel, and Rhodes Piano and Wurlitzer organ into the sonic template. The album was initially released by the What Are Records? label in 2001, and was reissued by SpinART in 2003.]

12. L7 – “Monster”
from: Bricks Are Heavy / Slash Records / April 14, 1992
[Los Angeles, California, based band, active from 1985 to 2001, and reunited in 2014. Due to their sound and image, they are often associated with the grunge movement of the late 1980s and early 1990s. L7 influenced many of the “riot grrrl” bands of the 1990s. L7 were formed by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner in 1985. A year prior, Gardner had performed backing vocals on the Black Flag song “Slip It In”. The punk rock duo were joined by Jennifer Finch on bass guitar and Roy Koutsky on drums. Koutsky left shortly after and was briefly replaced by Anne Anderson in 1988. After Anderson quit the band, Demetra “Dee” Plakas became the permanent drummer. The band’s name derives from a 1950s slang phrase meaning “square”. The expression “L7” can be heard in the Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs song “Wooly Bully” (“Let’s not be L7, come and learn to dance…”), in the Rick James song “Bustin’ Out” (“L7- just a little too damn straight…”), in the Paul McCartney song “C Moon” (“I could be L7 and I’ll never get to heaven if I fill my head with glue”) and the Sex Pistols song “I Wanna Be Me” (“Don’t wanna be L7 I’ve had enough of this”).In 1991, the band formed Rock for Choice, a Pro-Choice women’s rights group that was supported by other prominent bands of that era including Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Rage Against the Machine. Their 1992 third album Bricks Are Heavy, produced by Butch Vig, was featured in Rolling Stone’s May 1999 list of ‘Essential recordings of the 1990s’, and was their most successful release.]

13. Eleni Mandel – “Giving Up The Fight”
from: Thrill / Hot Records / January 1, 2000
[Los Angeles, California based singer-songwriter. Since 2000, she has published albums through Zedtone Records in Toronto, Ontario, which in 2012 began licensing her releases to Yep Roc in the United States, and Make My Day in Europe. She is also a member of folk supergroup The Living Sisters with Inara George and Becky Stark. She has released 11 full length records.]

14. Shriekback– “Everything That Rises”
from: Oil & Gold / Island Records / January 1, 1985
[English rock band formed in 1981 in Kentish Town by Barry Andrews, formerly of XTC and League of Gentlemen (keyboards/synthesizers/vocals), and Dave Allen, formerly of the Gang of Four (bass), with Carl Marsh, formerly of Out On Blue Six (guitars/vocals) soon added to the line-up. They were joined by Martyn Barker on drums in 1983. Other members included: Luc Van Acker, Linda Nevill, Emma Burnham, Brian Nevill, Pedro Ortiz, Clare Hirst, Lu Edmunds, Wendy and Sara Partridge (from Electric Guitars), Steve Halliwell, Eve Moon, Ivan Julian, Mike Cozzi, and Jessica Palin/Jose Fina Cupido. Shriekback was originally formed in 1981 by Barry Andrews, and Dave Allen, expanding to a trio with the addition of Carl Marsh. They enjoyed some success on the dance chart on their original Y Records label, and had a string of hits on the UK Indie Chart, while their debut album, Care (1983) was picked up by Warner in the United States. They left Y for Arista Records for 1984’s Jam Science, also recruiting drummer Martyn Barker. The album reached number 85 on the UK Albums Chart, and the single “Hand on my Heart” charted in the Top 60 in the UK. They recorded the 1985 album Oil & Gold on Arista (released on Island Records in the USA). Marsh left Shriekback during the recording of Oil & Gold and was replaced on guitar by Mike Cozzi, with Andrews taking over lead vocals. Shriekback also left Arista and signed to Island Records for whom they recorded the 1986 album Big Night Music, after which Allen left to rejoin Gang of Four, and Shriekback remained a collaborative centred on Andrews. Allen would also go on to play in King Swamp and The Elastic Purejoy. Marsh was also in the band Happyhead. After a further album in 1988, Go Bang!, the band split up. Andrews continued working on other projects before re-forming Shriekback in 1992, although after the single “The Bastard Sons of Enoch” and album Sacred City, there would be no further releases until 2000’s Naked Apes & Pond Life album. Both Allen and Marsh returned to the studio to contribute to the recording of Shriekback’s 2003 release Having a Moment. Since Having a Moment, Andrews has recorded three albums for Malicious Damage (Killing Joke’s original label) under the Shriekback moniker. Film director Michael Mann was a fan of Shriekback, and used several of their songs in his films Manhunter and Band of the Hand, and in his television series Miami Vice. Shriekback are still actively producing music]

11:23 – Underwriting

15. Suzanne Vega – “Solitude Standing”
from: Solitude Standing / A & M / April 1, 1987
[American singer-songwriter and record producer, best known for her eclectic folk-inspired music. Two of Vega’s songs (both from her second studio album Solitude Standing, 1987) reached the Top 10 of various international chart listings: “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner”. The latter was originally an a cappella version on Vega’s album, which was then remade in 1990 as a dance track produced by the British dance production team DNA, and was the song used as a test during the creation of the MP3 format.Vega has released nine studio albums to date, the latest of which is Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, released in 2016. Suzanne Nadine Peck was born July 11, 1959, in Santa Monica, California. Her mother, Pat Vega (née Schumacher), is a computer systems analyst of German-Swedish heritage. Her father, Richard Peck, is of Scottish-English-Irish origin. They divorced soon after her birth. Her stepfather, Edgardo Vega Yunqué, also known as Ed Vega, was a writer and teacher from Puerto Rico. When Vega was two and a half, her family moved to New York City. She grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side. She was not aware of having a different biological father until she was nine years old. They met for the first time in her late 20s and remain in contact. She attended the High School of Performing Arts where she studied modern dance and graduated in 1977.]

16. Violent Femmes – “Please Don’t Go”
from: Violent Femmes / Slash Records / 1983
[Originally formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and active from 1980 to 1987 and again from 1988 to 2009. As of 2013, the band is active again. Performing as a trio, with singer, guitarist & songwriter Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and drummers: Victor DeLorenzo (1980–1993, 2002–2009 & 2013), Guy Hoffman (1993–2002), Brian Viglione (2013–2016), John Sparrow (2016-present). Violent Femmes have released nine studio albums and fifteen singles during the course of their career. The band found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album in early 1983. Featuring many of their well-known songs, including “Blister in the Sun”, “Kiss Off”, “Add It Up” and “Gone Daddy Gone”, Violent Femmes became the band’s biggest-selling album and was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA. Violent Femmes went on to become one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, selling over 9 million albums by 2005. After the release of their third album The Blind Leading the Naked (1986), the band’s future was uncertain and they split up in 1987, when Gano and Ritchie went solo. However, they regrouped a year later, releasing the album 3 (1989). Since then, Violent Femmes’ popularity continued to grow, especially in the United States where the songs “Nightmares” and “American Music” cracked the top five on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.]

17. Eurythmics – “Cool Blue”
from: Touch / RCA / November 26, 1983
[British music duo consisting of members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Stewart and Lennox were both previously in the band The Tourists (originally known as The Catch), who split up in 1980; Eurythmics were formed that year in London. The duo released their first album, In the Garden, in 1981 to little fanfare, but went on to achieve global success with their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), released in 1983. The title track was a worldwide hit, topping the charts in various countries including the US. The duo went on to release a string of hit singles and albums before they split up in 1990. By this time Stewart was a sought-after record producer, while Lennox began a solo recording career in 1992 with her debut album Diva. After almost a decade apart, Eurythmics reunited to record their ninth album, Peace, released in late 1999. They reunited again in 2005 to release the single “I’ve Got a Life”, as part of a new Eurythmics compilation album, Ultimate Collection. The duo have won an MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in 1984, the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1987, the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music in 1999, and in 2005 were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Eurythmics have sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide. Touch was the band’s third album and was the duo’s first UK number-one album, and also reached the top 10 in the US. It has since been certified Platinum in both the UK and the US. The album was listed in Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, and again in a revised list in 2012. Touch was recorded and mixed in only about three weeks at Eurythmics’ own London studio facility, The Church. Touch was also the first album to be released simultaneously on record and on the then-new CD format in the United States.]

18. Louise Thiolon – “Le Gout Du Chagrin”
from: Louise Thiolon [EP] / Louise Thiolon / April 14, 2017
[Après une expérience en tant que claviériste du projet anglophone Cars On Rooftops, Louise Thiolon dévoile aujourd’hui ses propres textes, en français, son goût pour les arrangements et ses influences entre pop et folk. Son premier EP, sorti le 31 mars 2017 en autoproduction est entré en playlist sur FIP radio ainsi que plusieurs radios françaises, belges et suisses, et a reçu l’aval de nombreux webzines parmi lesquels Soul-Kitchen, Les Inrocks, ou encore LeCargo!. More info at: louisethiolon.bandcamp.com.]

19. Strawberry Switchblade – “Little River”
from: Strawberry Switchblade / Warner Brothers / April 1985
[Strawberry Switchblade were a Scottish female new wave duo formed in Glasgow in 1981 by Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall, best known for their song “Since Yesterday” from 1985, and their flamboyant clothing with bows and polka-dots. The punk movement expanded rapidly in the United Kingdom in 1976. At the time, Rose McDowall and Jill Bryson were part of the bohemian art scene who adored the New York Dolls and who followed Scottish punk band Nu-Sonics (aka Orange Juice) during their career, with McDowall playing and recording with Paisley punk band The Poems. Strawberry Switchblade is the only studio album released by the Scottish pop rock band Strawberry Switchblade.]

20. Frank Black & The Catholics – “Hermaphroditos”
from: Dog in The Sand / Cooking Vinyl / January 30, 2001

21. Dim Lit Daylight – “Bonus Track (The Lovecats)”
from: (Self Titled) Debut / A.D. Records / July 27, 2005

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

Next week on May 17, Sarah Beth Mundy joins us to talk about her new monthly series at The Outburst KC called, “Hymen In Hysterics” subtitled, “Meditations on Mental Disorder.” The next showcase is Thursday, May 25, at 8:00 PM. Also next week, the band Lovergurl join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share music from their debut EP recording, “The President is A Sex Offender,” with a special EP release show, Friday, May 19, at 8:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with The Bad Ideas and La Guerre. Also next week, classically trained musician Mark Lauer joins us to share music from his new recording, “Muses and Mavericks,” that will be released May 23, at Californos in Westport.

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

Show #681

Wednesday MidDay Medley presents Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, Chad Meise + 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, May 10, 2017

Johnny Hamil, Marco Pascolini, Chad Meise
Music from GAV7D & Mr. Marco’s V7
+ Guest DJ – Mikal Shapiro

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Jessica Paige, Perfume Genius, Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, The Besnard Lakes, The Black Angels, Slowdive, The GAV7D Project, Mr. Marco’s V7, and more.

At 10:30 KC based musician & composer Johnny Hamil joins us to share music from his ongoing GAV7D project, an off-shoot of Johnny’s musical work with Mr. Marco’s V7. Bandmates, Marco Pascolini and Chad Meise join Johnny to discuss the whole Mr. Marcos V7 spectrum and how all these new and different GAV7D recordings fit together. Johnny also shares information about upcoming GAV7D and Mr. Marco’s V7 shows: Tuesday, May 9, The GAV7D Project with Kyle Dahlquist, Jeff Freling, Kent Burnham, & Christine Brebes on violin, will play The Ship. Saturday, May 13, The GAV7D Project with Mark Southerland, Kyle Dahlquist, Amado Espinosa, Charles Simms, & Christine Brebes on violin, will play recordBar, 1520 Grand Avenue, with Hi-Lux, and Gramps The Vamp. Sunday, May 21, The GAV7D Project plays their “punkfunkpolka” version of songs at The Dubliner. Saturday, August 26, The original Mr. Marco’s V7 quartet will return to Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, for a special live show. Also, TBA Mr. Marco’s V7 will also be re-releasing their out-of-print first album, and performing it live at The Cowtown Ballroom along with the premiere of new works by Mr. Marco’s V7.

Mikal Shapiro

At 11:00 AM, Mikal Shapiro joins us as “Special Guest DJ“. For our 2nd hour Mikal will play music she loved growing up in the 1980’s and 1990’s: New Wave, Grunge, and musical recordings she would steal from her sister’s record collection from, The Cure, Suzanne Vega, and Shriekback. Mikal Shapiro, is a KC based singer / songwriter & filmmaker. She studied Film History, Film, & 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, & 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, and she is a member of the 6-piece latin based band, Ayllu. Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” (2008), “For Good,” (2010), and “The Musical,” (2015). Mikal Shapiro is producer & co-host of River Trade Radio, with Kasey Rausch, airing Sundays, at 9:00 AM, on 90.1 FM KKFI. Mikal Shapiro will play Prospero’s Books, 1800 West 39th Street, Monday, May 15, at 7:00 PM with Richard Alwyn Fisher, Kasey Rausch, Tony Ladesich, & Scott Easterday.

Tune in on 90.1 FM KKFI
or streaming live at kkfi.org

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WMM Playlist from May 3, 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, May 3, 2017

Music from The Middle of The Map
with guests: Chris Haghirian, and Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 18 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music for Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. Chris is the host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge.

Nathan Reusch is co-founder of The Record Machine, and independent area music label he started with friends and has fostered for over 13 years. Nathan is also the co-founder and curator of the Middle of The Map Fest.

Middle of the Map Fest: Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6, with over 100 bands playing in Westport, Midtown, and The Crossroads of Kansas City. More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

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

2. Anna Wise – “Go (Radio Edit)”
from: The Feminine: Act 1 / Anna Wise / April 27, 2016
[Anna Wise is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Anna has garnered a dedicated following amongst musicians and music fans alike ever since her collaborations with Kendrick Lamar. Their song “These Walls” won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2016 Grammy Awards. In 2016 Anna Wise self releasing her first solo project, The Feminine: Act I. The EP was described as both outspoken and therapeutic. In 2017, Anna released, The Feminine: Act II.][Anna Wise plays The Madrid, Thursday, May 4, at 7:30 PM for Middle of The Map Fest]

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 26 BANDS, ON 7 STAGES

THE MADRID THEATRE – ALL AGES – 3810 MAIN STREET
7:30 Anna Wise
8:15 Zipper Club
9:30 Lewis Del Mar

3. Zipper Club – “Breath”
from: Breath – Single / Epic Records / February 17, 2017
[Zipper Club is a Los Angeles/New York based band made up of: Lissy Trullie, Mason James (of Cerebral Ballzy), And Damar Davis on drums. Produced by James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins. The band is currently putting the final touches on their debut album.][Zipper Club play The Madrid, Thursday, May 4, at 7:15 PM for Middle of The Map Fest]

CALIFORNOS PATIO – AGES 18+ – 4124 PENN. AVE – WESTPORT
8:00 Emmaline Twist
9:00 The Slowdown
10:00 Jaenki
11:00 The Architects

MILLS RECORD COMPANY – ALL AGES – 4045 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
6:00 Jake Wells
6:45 Eems
7:30 Erik Voeks

RECORDBAR – AGES 18+ after 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS
7:30 Erica Joy
8:30 Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds
9:30 Not A Planet
10:30 Katy Guillen & the Girls

WESTPORT SALOON – AGES 21+ – 4112 PENN AVE. – WESTPORT
8:45 The Uncouth
9:45 Hipshot Killer
10:45 Vigil and Thieves
11:45 Wick & the Tricks

RIOT ROOM PATIO – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
8:15 The Sluts
9:15 Bears and Company
10:15 Duncan Burnett x The RIOT
11:15 The Phantastics

RIOT ROOM – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
8:30 The Widow’s Ride
9:30 34
10:30 The Philistines
11:30 Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel

4. Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel – “When The Morning Greets You”
from: When The Morning Greets You / Rad Cat Records / February 10, 2017
[Organ-led psych-pop band from Los Angeles with a trippy, lo-fi sound. Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel take their name from a Donovan lyric, and their melding of ’60s psych-pop and contemporary lo-fi underground made them a natural fit for California D.I.Y. empire Burger Records, who signed them in 2013. Their debut album, Nico and Her Psychedelic Subconscious, pitted trippy organ-led jams against tuneful pop in a way similar to ’60s-referencing West Coast acts like Foxygen and the Allah-Las.][Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel play Riot Room, 4048 Broadway at 11:30 pm for MOTM.]

FRIDAY, MAY 5 – 29 BANDS ON 7 STAGES

THE UPTOWN THEATER – ALL AGES – 3700 BROADWAY
8:00 Strand of Oaks
9:15 Jason Isbell

5. Strand of Oaks – “Heal”
from: Goshen ’97 / Dead Oceans / June 24, 2014
[Strand of Oaks, is a project by songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter. Originally from Indiana, he currently resides in Philadelphia. His music classifies with the genres rock and folk music, or folk rock. After high school, Showalter moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania. While Showalter was on tour, his wife had an affair. Escaping his detrimental relationship, he moved back to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2003. A couple months later, he came home to find his house burned down. Showalter spent his nights in hotels and on park benches with a borrowed guitar while working at an orthodox Jewish day school. Despite the turmoil, he was able to find inspiration to continue writing music that would later be released. Showalter’s first album Leave Ruin was released in 2009 on the Pennsylvania label La Société Expéditionnaire while touring and collaborating with Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke). Pope Killdragon is a self-released album by Showalter. The album was produced by audio engineer, Ben Vehorn. While holding onto Strand of Oak’s folky sound, Vehorn added in synthesizers and effects pedals to create an album with a sound that was unexplored territory for Showalter. In between tours, Showalter wrote music for what would become Dark Shores. He recorded this album with John Vanderslice who produced the songs. “Dark Shores” (2012) is the 2nd album self-released by Showalter. Once Showalter returned from tour, he got to work recording about 30 demos in three weeks. He wrote and recorded songs in his home studio which led to his last album, HEAL (2014). This was the first album Showalter released on Dead Oceans. On Christmas Day in 2013, Showalter and Sue were driving back to Philadelphia from Indiana when they hit a patch of ice and crashed into two semi trucks. Showalter suffered a concussion and broke every rib on his right side. The near-death experience gave Showalter a boldness during mixing sessions while creating HEAL with John Congleton, just days after the crash. Since being released, “HEAL” has received much acclaim being named one of the best albums released in 2014. Showalter has toured extensively in support of the album and opened for Jason Isbell, Iron and Wine, and Ryan Adams. Strand of Oaks made their television debut in 2014 appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers][Strand of Oaks play the 7th annual Middle of the Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at The Uptown Theatre, at 8:00 PM, opening for Grammy Award winner, Jason Isbell.]

6. Jason Isbell – “Stockholm”
from: Southeastern / Southeastern Records / June 11, 2013
[4th studio album by singer-songwriter Jason Isbell. Produced by David Cobb, the album was released to widespread critical acclaim. Initially set to be produced by Isbell’s friend and touring companion Ryan Adams, the album was recorded following a stint in rehab, with Isbell noting, “This time I want to remember it all.” The album was recorded without the full participation of Jason Isbell’s regular backing band The 400 Unit, with Isbell noting: “It really came to the nature of the songs more than anything else. It’s a very personal record for me. And I had gone into the studio with the intention of making more of a solo, acoustic album. But Dave [Cobb], the producer, and I both sort of got bored with that idea and we decided to bring a band in for some things.” The 400 Unit band members Chad Gamble and Derry deBorja appear on drums and keyboards, respectively.][Jason Isbell plays Middle of the Map, Friday, May 5, at The Uptown Theatre, at 9:15 PM.]

FRIDAY, MAY 5 – 29 BANDS ON 7 STAGES

RECORDBAR – AGES 18+ after 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS
8:00 BROTHER
9:00 Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type
10:00 Valley Hush
11:00 Cobi
12:00 Run River North

7. Valley Hush – “Ice Cream”
from: Valley Hush / The Record Machine / October 28, 2016
[Valley Hush is the Detroit-based indie-pop project of producer Alex Kaye and vocalist Lianna Vanicelli. The two strive to create content that is sincere, original, and significant for humanity.][Valley Hush play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand with Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, opening for Cobi, and headliner Run River North.]

8. Run River North – “29”
from: Drinking From A Salt Pond / Run River North – Nettwerk / February 26, 2016
[San Fernando Valley, California based band with, Alex Hwang on vocals & acoustic guitar, Daniel Chae on electric guitar & violin, Jennifer Rim on violin, Joseph Chun on bass, and Sally Kang on vocals & keyboards.][Run River North play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand.]

CALIFORNOS PATIO – AGES 18+ – 4124 PENN. AVE – WESTPORT
8:00 Westside Royal
9:00 Pink Royal
10:00 Shy Boys
11:00 Walker Lukens
12:00 Berwanger

MILLS RECORD COMPANY – ALL AGES – 4045 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
6:00 Dylan Guthrie & the Good Time Guys
7:00 Momma’s Boy
8:00 Fullbloods

WESTPORT SALOON – AGES 21+ – 4112 PENN AVE. – WESTPORT
8:45 The Invisible World
9:45 IVØRY BLACK
10:45 Four Arm Shiver
11:45 Hyborian
12:45 Red Kate

RIOT ROOM – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
8:30 Instant Karma
9:30 Various Blonde
10:30 Spirit Is The Spirit
11:30 Big Jesus
12:30 Why?

9. Big Jesus – “Lock and Key”
from: Oneiric / Mascot Music Productions / September 30, 2016
[Atlanta Georgia based band made up of C.J. Ridings, Thomas Gonzalez, Spencer Ussery, and Joe Sweat][Big Jesus play Middle of The Map, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, in Westport.]

10. WHY? – “Proactive Evolution”
from: Moh Lhean / Joyful Noise Recordings / March 3, 2017
[5th studio album from Cincinnati, Ohio based 4-piece band founded in 2004 by Berkeley, California artist Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf, who had been using ‘Why?’ as his stage name since 1997. In 2004, Yoni Wolf enlisted his older brother Josiah, Doug McDiarmid, & Matt Meldon and formed Why?”][Why? play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room, at 11:00 pm.]

RIOT ROOM PATIO – AGES 21+ – 4048 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
9:15 Lion
10:15 LIONMAKER
11:15 AZP
12:15 #ASSJAMZ

11. AZP – “Save Yourself (Radio Edit)”
from: Red Moon EP / AZP / May 12, 2015
[AZP is an American Rock/Soul sextet from Lincoln, Nebraska, mixed with a bit of Hip-Hop, topped off with valuable lyrics of life, freedom, and change. The band was formed in 2012 and is made up of: Zachary Watkins on lead vocals & Piano, Ishma Valenti on vocals & aux, Trey Shotkoske on drums, James Shehan on guitar, Ludwing Siebenhor on guitar & keyboard, and John Fuchinaro on bass.][AZP play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room Patio in Westport.]

11:00 – Station ID

SATURDAY, MAY 6 – 51 BANDS, ON 6 STAGES

SATURDAY – DAY PARTIES

RECORDBAR – ALL AGES UNTIL 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
11:30AM The MGDs – SOUL BRUNCH SET
90.9 THE BRIDGE – DAY PARTY
2:00 Kate Rose
2:50 Keaton Conrad
3:40 Gracie Schram
4:30 The Moose
5:20 Crystal Clayton
6:10 Crystal Rose

THE BRICK – ALL AGES UNTIL 8PM – 1727 MCGEE – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
90.1 KKFI & MARK MANNING – DAY PARTY
2:00 Nicholas St. James
3:00 The Good Hearts
4:00 Julian Davis & the Hay-Burners
5:00 TBA
6:00 Calvin Arsenia

THE TANK ROOM – AGES 21+ – 1813 GRAND BLVD – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
SHUTTLE COCK & the EIGHT ONE SIXTY – DAY PARTY
2:00 Sahvannes
2:25 Dev3n
2:50 Aaron Alexander
3:25 Domineko
4:00 Dom Chronicles
4:35 Heartfelt Anarchy
5:10 Kemet the Phantom
5:50 Ebony Tusks

MILLS RECORD COMPANY – ALL AGES – 4045 BROADWAY – WESTPORT
PLAYLISTPLAY & SOFAR – DAY PARTY
2:00 Heidi Lynne Gluck
3:00 Chloe Jacobson
4:00 Scout Alexandria
5:00 Jessica Paige
6:00 La Guerre

JOSEY RECORDS – ALL AGES – 1814 OAK STREET – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
DO816 – DAY PARTY
2:00 American Slim
3:00 False Brother
4:00 Second Hand King
5:00 Run With It
6:00 Mess

SATURDAY, MAY 6 – 51 BANDS ON 6 STAGES

CROSSROADSKC – ALL AGES – 417 EAST 18TH – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:00 Indy Ground Crew Set
7:30 Stik Figa
8:10 Ro Ransom
9:00 Talib Kweli
10:05 De La Soul

12. Talib Kweli – “Get By (Radio Edit)”
from: Quality / Rawkus Entertainment / November 18, 2002
[American hip hop artist Talib Kweli Greene was born October 3, 1975. He is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist. He is the son of professional educators. In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli earned recognition early on through his work with fellow Brooklyn artist, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, when they formed the group Black Star.][Talib Kweli plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, opening for De La Soul after Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, & Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

13. De La Soul – “Me, Myself & I”
from: Three Feet High and Rising / Calliope Studios / March 14, 1989
[Last August 26, 2016 this legendary hip hop trio released their 9th full-length album, and the Anonymous Nobody… . In early 2015, De La Soul created a Kickstarter in order to fund the album. In under ten hours, it surpassed the projected goal of $110,000. Formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The group is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members, Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin'”. With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been called “a hip hop masterpiece.”][De La Soul play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, headlining at 11:00 pm after Talib Kweli, Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, and Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

RECORDBAR – AGES 18+ after 8PM – 1520 GRAND – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:00 Westerners
8:00 Me Like Bees
9:00 The Noise FM
10:00 Caamp
11:00 Mothers
12:00 William Elliott Whitmore https://goo.gl/oh3aGr

14. Caamp – “See The World (Radio Edit)”
from: Caamp / Caamp / March 8, 2016
[Evan plays the banjo, Taylor plays the guitar and together they slam stages as the power duo, Caamp. The childhood friends have been writing songs since 2012 and began performing as Caamp in 2015. In March of 2016, the duo released their self-titled, debut record that has since put them on the map.][Caamp plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at 10:00, at recordBar, opening for Mothers, and William Elliot Whitmore.]

15. Mothers – “No Crying in Baseball”
from: No Crying In Baseball – Single b/w It Hurts Until It Doesn’t / Mothers / Oct. 13, 2015
[Athens, Georgia based band formed in 2013 by visual artist Kristine Leschper while studying printmaking at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The album was produced by Drew Vandenberg, who has worked on albums by Of Montreal, Deerhunter and Porcelain Raft, and features collaborations with Josh McKay (Deerhunter) on vibraphone and McKendrick Bearden (Grand Vapids), who played bass and provided string arrangements throughout the album. Mothers now includes: Matthew Anderegg, Drew Kirby, Chris Goggans in the band. Mothers released their debut album February 26, 2016.][Mothers plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at 11:00 pm, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave.]

16. William Elliott Whitmore – “Dry”
from: Song Of The Blackbird / Southern Records / July 24, 2006
[American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa, born May 11, 1978. In his live performances he mostly of plays the banjo or guitar while singing. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities, and hardcore punk community. Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell, City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Red Sparowes, Modern Life is War, Frontier Ruckus, Frank Turner and The Low Anthem.] [William Elliott Whitmore will be play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6, at 12:00 at recordBar.]

THE BRICK – AGES 21+ after 8PM – 1727 MCGEE – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:30 Smokey James & the Avalanche
8:30 The Creation Factory
9:30 Mystic Braves
10:30 Bonelang
11:30 iLLphonics
12:30 Har Mar Superstar

17. Smokey James & The Avalanche – “Down Like Fire”
from: Down Like Fire – Single / Smokey James & The Avalanche / March 1, 2017
[Smokey James & the Avalanche is a band from Kansas City, MO. Comprised of producers Justin Huey (Steel Train) and David Simmons Jr., SJ&A mixes elements of pop, r&b, funk and rock to lay a foundation for songs about love, loss, and faith.][Smokey James & The Avalanche play Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 at The Brick.]

THE TANK ROOM – AGES 21+ – 1813 GRAND BLVD – THE CROSSROADS DISTRICT
7:00 Pageant Boys
8:00 Reyna
9:00 Tart
10:00 Overcoats
11:15 Arkells

18. Pageant Boys – “Last Rites”
from: Last Rites – Single / The Record machine / April 8, 2016
[Pageant Boys was birthed out of routine and necessity. On what was originally slated to be a short trip to Istanbul, Alex Sheppard started recording music with his girlfriend’s laptop and a bluetooth headphone mic. None of Sheppard’s previous musical efforts incorporated electronics in a major way; “It was born of necessity,” says Sheppard. The songs on his new EP, Shadowboxing, came out of those original sessions. Pageant Boys are set to release a new EP, Shadowboxing, in early 2017 on The Record Machine. Sheppard has been writing and recording for the last decade even though he is just in 20’s. Before Sheppard started performing and recording as Pageant Boys he released several albums as Alexandre. Shadowboxing is the maturation of Sheppard’s artistic vision and introduction to a larger audience.][Pageant Boys play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6 at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd)]

19. Reyna – “Ink On My Skin”
from: Ink On My Skin – Single / Reyna / April 8, 2016
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin based duo of Victoria and Gabriela.][Reyna play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd.]

20. Tart – “Toothache (Demo)”
from: Toothache (Demo) – Single Track / Tart / unreleased 2017
[Tart is the Detroit based project of Zee Bricker and Adam Padden.][Tart play Middle of The Map, Saturday, May 6 at 9:00 pm at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd.]

21. Overcoats – “Hold Me Close”
from: Young / Arts & Crafts Productions / April 21, 2017
[Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. YOUNG was written by Overcoats and co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Daughter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs) and experimental R&B artist Autre Ne Veut, with additional production from Myles Avery and mixing by Ben Baptie (Lapsley, Lianne La Havas, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson). All songs written by Hana Rose Elion, Justine Mitchell and Adley Arthur Atkin.][Overcoats play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at The Tank Room, opening for Arkells, after Tart, and Pageant Boys.]

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

Next week, on May 10 Johnny Hamil and friends join us in our first hour, and for our second hour Mikal Shapiro will join us as our special guest producer.

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

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