WMM Playlist from March 8, 2017

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch of Middle of The Map Fest 2017
+ Sondra Freeman and MidCoast Takeover 2017

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

2. Los Campesinos! – “The Fall of Home”
from: Sick Scenes / Wichita Recordings / February 24, 2017
[Sixth studio album from seven piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales, formed in early 2006 at Cardiff University. Though the band formed in Wales, none of the members are Welsh. They released their debut album, Hold on Now, Youngster…, in February 2008 and followed this up by releasing a record titled We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, in October that year. .]

3. Sylvan Esso – “Radio”
from: What Now / Loma Vista Recordings – Concord Music / April 28, 2017
[First single fro the second studio album from the indie pop duo from Durham, North Carolina formed in 2013, consisting of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn. They made their debut with the single “Hey Mami” and released their eponymous debut album on Partisan Records on May 12, 2014, which reached No. 39 on the Billboard 200. Since then they have toured internationally.]

10:09

4. Jens Lekman – “Evening Prayer”
from: Life Will See You Now / Secretly Canadian / February 17, 2017
[Fourth studio album by Swedish indie pop musician Jens Lekman. Born February 6, 1981, in Angered, Gothenburg. His music is guitar-based pop with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. His work is heavily influenced by Jonathan Richman and Belle & Sebastian, and he has been likened to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker. Lekman had finished a follow-up record to his third studio album I Know What Love Isn’t (2014), but scrapped it after he felt that the finished product “sounded like [he] had given up”. The following year, he launched a project he entitled Postcards, which saw him writing and releasing a new song each week of the year, and his more freeform approach to songwriting on Postcards carried over to the making of Life Will See You Now. In an interview about the making of the album, Lekman said: “I wanted it to be a pop record… I Know What Love Isn’t was almost an extreme narrowing of the palette I was using, but for this one I wanted it to be more colorful. I wanted there to be more instruments. I was learning about drum machines and electronic instruments when I was making this.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15 – Middle of The Map Thursday Night Headliners

5. Lewis Del Mar – “14 Faces”
from: Lewis Del Mar / Columbia Records / October 7, 2016
[Debut studio album from Lewis Del Mar is an American Experimental pop duo from Rockaway Beach, New York City with: singer and guitarist Danny Miller, and drummer and producer Max Harwood. The group first received attention in early 2015 when their debut single Loud(y) was featured in the number one spot on Hype Machine.]

[Lewis Del Mar play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at The Madrid, 3810 Main Street, with Zipper Club, and Anna Wise.]

10:19 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

This is the seventh year of The Middle of The Map Fest, a production of Ink Magazine and The Record Machine, that will happen Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads. This year’s fest includes De La Soul, Jason Isbell, Lewis Del Mar, Talib Kweli, Strand of Oaks, William Elliott Whitmore, Run River North, Har Mar Superstar, Zipper Club, Arkells, Cobi and more.

Here to share the details of this year’s Festival are Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest.

Nathan Reusch, is the co founder and director, of the innovative Kansas City based music label, The Record Machine celebrating 14 years, with multiple projects including the monthy series, Sound Machine KC, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, that continues this Friday, March 10 with: Erica Joy, Valley Hush, Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys, and Modern Friend. The 1st 3 of these bands will also play this year’s Middle of The Map Fest.

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 17 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music at, Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. With Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine, Chris makes The Middle of The Map Fest happen each year. Chris is also the host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Congratulations on 7 years.

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

This year the fest will host bands at these venues:

Thursday – The Madrid Theatre, The Riot Room, Californos, Westport Saloon, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Friday – The Uptown Theater, The Riot Room, Californos, Westport Saloon, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Saturday – CrossroadsKC, The Brick, The Tank Room, Josey Records, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Ink Magazine and The Record Machine work to make Middle of The Map Happen.

10:27 – Friday Night Headliners

6. Strand of Oaks – “Hard Love”
from: Hard Love / Dead Oceans / February 17, 2017
[Fifth album from Strand of Oaks, the 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 plays 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.]

7. 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?. At this time, he stopped using ‘Why?’ as his personal stage name. Why? released their debut album Elephant Eyelash in 2005. In 2013, the band released an EP entitled Golden Tickets on the Joyful Noise label. The Golden Tickets EP is “a collection of personalized ‘theme songs’ for and about seven specific WHY? fans. Over the course of several months, Yoni & Josiah Wolf internet-stalked these fans for the purpose of crafting musical homages which would end up on this album.. About their new release Pitchfork writes,”Yoni Wolf’s prog-rap project is rejuvenated, and Moh Lhean is a bracing, clear-eyed album that still sounds uniquely like WHY?. It’s the most strangely beautiful thing Wolf’s made in years.”]

[Why? play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room, in Westport headlining at 11:00 pm with Big Jesus, Spirit is The Spirit, Various Blonde, and Instant Karma.]

10:35 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest , join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about this year’s festival.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The 7th Annual Middle of The Map Fest “line up” was just announced last night on Chris’s radio show, Eight One Sixty, a few clicks up the dial, on 90.9 The Bridge.

On his rio show Chris shared some statistics: Middle of The Map has presented 664 Bands in 7 years. With this year’s fest added to the past 6 years, will present a total of 513 hours of programming.

MOTH is Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Wednesday MidDay Medley will again host a Day Party, this year at The Brick with Nicholas St. James, The Good hearts, Julian Davis and The Hay Burners, Use Your Atlas, and Calvin Arsenia.

Big shows Saturday at RecordBar, The Tank Room, The Brick and at Crossroads KC.

De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, Indy Ground Crew Set (Steady P) at Crossroads

De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising changed the musical landscape forever.

We’ve played this band continually on our show, including from their 2016 Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed 2016 release, and the Anonymous Nobody…

10:42 – Saturday Night Headliners

8. De La Soul – “Magic Number”
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).]

9. Talib Kweli – “Cold Rain”
from: Gutter Rainbows / Javotti Media / January 25, 2011
[Gutter Rainbows is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Talib Kweli. 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. Kweli’s career continued with solo success including collaborations with famed producers Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Pharrell Williams. Kweli is known to support artists on the rise, such as J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, and NIKO IS. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kweli grew up in a household in Park Slope. His mother, Brenda Greene, is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and his father an administrator at Adelphi University. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, a graduate of Yale Law School, and former clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse whom he had met in high school. Kweli was a student at Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut. He was previously a student at Brooklyn Technical High School before being academically dismissed. He later studied experimental theater at New York University.]

[Talib Kweli plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, opening for De La Soul after Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, and Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

10:48 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest , join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about this year’s festival.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The 7th Annual Middle of The Map Fest – Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

10:55 – Saturday Night Headliners

10. Caamp – “I Keep Going”
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. Their original song “Ohio” charted at #4 on the US Spotify Viral Chart and the album currently has over 2.5 million streams.]

[Caamp plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at recordBar, opening for Mothers, and William Elliot Whitmore.]

11. Overcoats – “Nighttime Hunger”
from: Young / Arts & Crafts Productions / April 21, 2017
[Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family. Overcoats’ music draws strength from vulnerability, finding light through darkness, and the catharsis of simple, honest songwriting. YOUNG is about a transformation: the passage into womanhood, sung through the shared experience of two best friends. 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.]

11:01 – Station ID

12. Modern Friend – “X (I’m Fine)”
from: X (I’m Fine) – Single / Modern Friend / August 8, 2016
[Modern Friend is an Alt/Pop Kansas City based band formed by Dan Morris and Simon Huntley.]

[Modern Friend play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Valley Hush, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

13. 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 recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Modern Friend, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

[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.]

14. Emmaline Twist – “Vega”
from: Vega / Moon Eyes – Single / Middle Class Records / September 6, 2016
[Recorded and Mixed by Lin Buck at Temple Sound, KCMO. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights + Measures, KCMO. Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone Guitar. More info at: https://emmalinetwist.bandcamp.com/%5D

[Emmaline Twist plays The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World.]

[Emmaline Twist play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at Californos Patio with The Slowdown, Jaenki, and The Architects.]

11:15 – Interview with Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation

Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation returns to share news about the 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World.

Sondra Freeman thanks for being with us on WMM.

MidCoast Takeover is funded through these fundraiser shows, and sponsors, separate from other support programs & services. For info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org.

The Fundraiser at The Brick is Saturday, and then the team loads up and travels south to the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, for live performances Wed, March 15 thru Sunday, March 19, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond.

This event began in 2010, as a Kansas City focused showcase of area musicians and music lovers gathering at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event.

11:23

15. The Invisible World – “Brick by Brick”
from: Color / Echo / The Invisible World / April 29, 2016
[5-piece alternative rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. With the release of their second EP “Color/Echo” the band has discovered a sound and vibrance that blends genres while cascading passionate lyrics on every piece of life. The roots of the band stretch nearly 15 years, but in it’s current form The Invisible World presents a fast moving alternative rock sound with influences from every corner. In addition to the band’s music discography, in 2014 The Invisible World’s music video/short film “Cars” was an official selection in the Berlin International Short Film Festival.]

[The Invisible World play The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with Not A Planet, Jake Wells, and Emmaline Twist.]

11:26 – Interview with Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation

The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

Sondra Freeman who works as Director of Promotions and Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit, founded in 2008 to unite and empower the greater Kansas City music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities.

Sondra Freeman, you work on so many events with MMF: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, but also Middle of the Map Fest, Folk Alliance, Crossroads Music Fest, and so many others.

The 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World. More information at http://www.midwetmusicfoundation.org

11:34

16. Not A Planet – “Tell The Truth”
from: Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now / Independent / September 10, 2016
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals; Nathan Showalter on keyboards and backing vocals. Not A Planet played the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, last Saturday night, September 10 at recordBar, on the same stage with Amanda Fish Band, Kelley Hunt, and Radkey.]

[Not a Planet play The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with The Invisible World, Jake Wells, and Emmaline Twist.]

[Not A Planet play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at recordBar with Erica Joy, Chris Meck & The Guity Birds, and Katy Guillen and the Girls.]

11:37 – Underwriting

17. Allah Las – “Autumn Dawn (Alternative Take)”
from: Autumn Dawn (Alternative Take) / Hereafter – Single / Kemado / Feb 17, 2017
[A different version of this song is on the band’s 3rd studio album, Calico Review, released Sept 9, 2016. Allah-Las were formed in 2008 in Los Angeles. The band consists of Matthew Correia on percussion, Spencer Dunham on bass, Miles Michaud on vocals & guitar, and Pedrum Siadatian on lead guitar. When the band got together, three of them – Correia, Dunham and Siadatian – were working at Amoeba Music.]

[Allah-Las play recordbar, 1520 Grand Ave, Monday, March 13 with The Babe Rainbow.]

18. Shy Boys – “Keeps Me On My Toes”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 17, 2014
[Debut release. Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and friend and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of this Kansas City based trio. Collin and Kyle’s father was a High School band director and music teacher. Konnor Ervin is the lead singer and songwriter of The ACBs, where Kyle also plays drums. The 10 song release had two singles premiered by Stereogum. “Keeps Me On My Toes” was a song Collin wrote in 15 minutes while his girlfriend was in the shower. Wednesday MidDay Medley has been a big fan of all of the ACBs recordings. In 2011 we started playing songs from The I’ms, a duo made of up Collin and Kyle, who posted 6 of their self recorded songs on their facebook page. We included this informal release in our Top Ten of The 111 Best Recordings of 2011. 3 of the songs from The I’ms ended up being rerecorded for Shy Boys. The album was recorded at West End Studio, over two-weekends.]

[Shy Boys play recordbar, 1520 Grand Ave, Saturday, March 11 with Fullbloods, and Loud Sun]

[Shy Boys play Middle of The Map Fest, on Friday, May 5, at 8:00 PM, at Californos in Westport with Westside Royal, Pink Royal, opening for walker Lukens, and headliner Berwanger.]

19. Karma Vision – “Epic Times”
from: Somewhere New / Whatever Forever / March 1, 2015
[Last week we played from the new Debut solo release from Bobby Sauder of the Lawrence Kansas based band Karma Vision and cofounder of Whatever Forever Records. Karma Vision: is Bobby Sauder on lead vocals, guitar, words and music; Ben Sauder on electric organs and vocals; Danny Barkofske on bass guitar and vocals; and Mark Rockwell on drums. Recorded at Seedco Studios in Lawrence, Kansas. Mixed by Brian Miller and Karma Vision. Mastered by Brian Miller.]

[Karma Vision plays Replay in Lawrence, Kansas on Sun, Mar 12 with Toughies, and Mountain Song.]

20. Desaparecidos – “City on the Hill”
from: Payola / Epitaph / June 19, 2015
[Desaparecidos is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. It is a project headed by singer/guitarist Conor Oberst, the frontman of the indie folk band Bright Eyes. Formed in 2001, “desaparecidos” figuratively means “disappeared ones” in Spanish and Portuguese and is a reference to the people who were arrested by various South American military dictatorships and then vanished without a trace. Desaparecidos take their name from the word given to political dissidents who mysteriously disappeared under Augusto Pinochet’s right-wing dictatorship in Chile from 1973-1990 for questioning his and his government’s mode of rule. Desaparecidos broke up in 2002 while the band was attracting an increasingly large following after their debut album Read Music/Speak Spanish, especially touring with Jimmy Eat World and The Promise Ring. However, Oberst did not have the time to dedicate to the band with the continually increasing success of Bright Eyes. Oberst continued to record with Bright Eyes, while the other members of Desaparecidos went on to form other projects. On January 27, 2015 the band announced via their Twitter page that they had signed to Epitaph Records. On April 7th, Epitaph posted a new Desaparecidos single on YouTube, “City on the Hill.” Desaparecidos released their second album, Payola, in June 2015, thirteen years after Read Music/Speak Spanish. Payola was co-produced with Mike Mogis and was recorded in several batches over the past few years. The album contains the six tracks released since reforming as well as eight additional tracks. Conor Mullen Oberst was born February 15, 1980. He is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer later renamed (The Faint), Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Arab Strap and Monsters of Folk. Conor is on the verge of releasing his 8th solo album, Salutations, to be released by Nonesuch Records on March 17.]

[Conor Oberst plays The Madrid on Friday, March 10, with The Felice Brothers who he recorded his new album salutations with.]

21. The Shins – “Name For You”
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..

22. A La Mode – “C’est Si Bon”
from: C’est Si Bon / A La Mode / September 27, 2016
[A La Mode is, classically trained guitarist Clayton DeLong and vocalist Jesica Poell, “A La Mode takes the authentic smooth, bluesy and improvisational Kansas City jazz style and blends it with Latin-Brazilian, French and gypsy jazz.” -The Record KC Magazine.]

[A La Mode play The Phoenix, TONIGHT, March 8.]

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

Next week on March 15 Barry Lee joins us on the show. We’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases, we’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases.

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

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Show #672

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Music from The Middle of The Map

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch of Middle of The Map Fest 2017
+ Sondra Freeman and MidCoast Takeover 201
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Mark plays more New & MidCoastal releases from: Not A Planet, Shy Boys, Karma Vision, The Invisible World, Emmaline Twist, Modern Friend, Valley Hush, A La Mode, Los Campesinos!, Jens Lekman, Sylvan Esso, The Shins, Allah-Las, Strand of Oaks, Desaparecidos, and 9 songs from artists playing the 2017 Middle of The Map Fest.

At 10:15 Mark talks with Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest 2017, a production of Ink Magazine and The Record Machine, Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 11 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

At 11:15, Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation returns to share news about the 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond. This event began in 2010, as a Kansas City focused showcase of area musicians and music lovers gathering at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World. $10.00 admission. MidCoast Takeover is funded through these fundraiser shows, and sponsors, separate from other support programs & services. For info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org

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Show #672

WMM Playlist from March 1, 2017

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ David George + Jade Osborne

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
from: Surrealistic Pillow / RCA – Victor / February, 1967
[Marty Balin on vocals, guitar, album design, Jack Casady on bass guitar, fuzz bass, rhythm guitar, Spencer Dryden on drums, percussion, Paul Kantner on rhythm guitar, vocals, Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, vocals, Grace Slick – vocals, piano, organ, recorder. Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) —as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love”. Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”, are listed in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.]

3. CocoRosie – “Smoke ‘Em Out (feat. ANOHNI)
from: Smoke ‘Em Out (feat. ANOHNI) – Single / CocoRosie / January 17, 2017
[Coco Rosie are Bianca & Sierra Casady. They released this single with this statement, “We share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens. We just started working on a new album, but “Smoke ‘em Out” begged to be turned loose on the world now, as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times. Joined on guest vocals by our fellow Future Feminist ANOHNI, “Smoke ‘em Out” welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this un-natural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down…“the future is female” and a very necessary force to be reckoned with.”]

4. Elbow – “Magnificent (She Says)”
from: Little Fictions / Polydor – Concord / February 3, 2017
[Seventh studio album from the English rock band Elbow, consisting of Guy Garvey on vocals, guitar; Craig Potter on keyboard, piano, backing vocals; Mark Potter (on guitar & backing vocals; and Pete Turner on bass guitar & backing vocals. They have played together since 1990, adopting the Elbow band name in 1997.]

10:15 – Underwriting

5. Middle Kids – “Edge of Town”
from: Middle Kids [EP] / MK Recordings / February 17, 2017
[Sydney, Australia based three piece band with lead singer Hannah Joy on vocals, Tim Fitz on guitar, and Harry Day on Drums.]

[Middle Kids play The Tank Room, tonight, March 1, with Whales and Mobley.]

6. The Ovaries-eez – “Dream Song”
from: Moon Birth / Whatever Forever / January 6, 2017
[Lawrence Kansas, based vocal trio. The Ovaries-eez debut full length was recorded & mastered by John Griffin at Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library and released on Whatever Forever. Guitar and vocals by Monica George and Johni Lacore and Amber Hansen on vocals. The band starts a mini tour tomorrow that includes Lawrence, Kansas City, Springfield, and St. Louis]

[The Ovaries-eez play an Album Release Show at Decade Cafe, in Lawrence, on Friday, February 3, with CS Luxem and Bonzo Madrid]

[The Ovaries-eez play an Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, on Saturday, February 4, with Teri Quinn and Jake Wells]

7. David George & A Crooked Mile – “Shine”
from: Radiant Man / UniGlobe Records / August 22, 2015
[David George – Vocals & Guitar, John Johnson – Guitar & Vocals, Ben Byard – Bass & Vocals, Christine Gross – Cello & Vocals, Giuliano Mingucci – Drums & Vocals. Shine was the 1st single from the upcoming full length album “Radiant Man”. In the last year and a half, David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.”]

10:30 – Interview with David George

David George

David George has toured with John Fogerty, playing The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, The View; he met Paul McCartney. David also performed a solo acoustic set in front of nearly 9,000 people at Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. In his career, David George has played in the bands Moaning Lisa and Culture Killers. After a move to the West Coast, in 2010 he released his solo album, Love/Life, a collection of 12 songs recorded in Burbank, California. A family emergency brought David back to KC, from LA where he continued his solo work and released an EP, several singles, and appeared in The Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of the new musical “Stillwater.” with his band A Crooked Mile, David released his latest full length album Radiant Man nationally, had his song “Hey, Hey Kansas City” selected as the track the Kansas City Chiefs play in the stadium when a Chiefs touchdown is scored. David George is working on a new single recording at Weights & Measures Soundlab, tomorrow night.

David George thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Last year David George also got married to Dr. Ann Wozniak.

Last weekend David played the recordBar for the MidCoast Takeover benefit with Erik Voeks in his backing band, The Vague Lakes.

Thursday, March 2nd David is getting a group of musician friends together to record a sort of, “Give Peace A Chance” type song live, to donate ALL proceeds to benefit the ACLU. Space is limited. Gathering will start around 6:00 pm and will start around 7 pm and shouldn’t go past 10 pm. #CantFightLove

The new single he is recording called, ”Can’t Fight Love”.

Recording at Weights & Measures Soundlab, 1819 Central, KCMO, on Thursday, March 2, from 6-10 with producer and engineer, Duane Trower.

Matthew Dunehoo will be documenting the session.

For more information: http://www.davidgeorge.bandcamp.com

10:45

8. Of Tree – “Feel It”
from: Sorry We’re Chosen [EP] / Of Tree / [Expected Spring, 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 plays Prospero’s Books on West 39th Street, Saturday, March 4 with The Sexy Accident.]

9. Modern Friend – “Worse”
from: Worse – Single / Modern Friend / May 4, 2016
[Modern Friend is an Alt/Pop Kansas City based band formed by Dan Morris and Simon Huntley.]

[Modern Friend play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Valley Hush, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

10. The Dear Misses – “Let Go”
from: Just Let Go / The Dear Misses / February 28, 2017
[This is The Dear Misses first full length album. “Just Let Go” was written over the course of 4 years. TDM started as a side project for lead singer Todd Anderson and Guitarist Cody Stapleton and caught full sail upon the addition of Drummer Bret Collins in 2014 and Bassist Shane Berggren in Late 2015. This Lawrence Kansas based 4-piece band made up of: Todd Anderson on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Cody Stapleton on lead guitar & backing vocals, Bret Collins on drums, and Shane Berggren on bass. The band is currently in the studio recording songs for their upcoming release. More info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/thedearmisses%5D

[The Dear Misses play Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club at 3402 Main St, KCMO, Thursday, March 2, at 8:00 PM for Rockin At Davey’s Uptown with Late Night Calvalry, and Never Let This Go.]

11. Bobby Sauder – “If Only In My Dreams”
from: Dark Empire Fairgrounds / Whatever Forever / February 24, 2017
[Debut solo release from Bobby Sauder of the Lawrence Kansas based band Karma Vision and cofounder of Whatever Forever Records. After the birth of his first child, Sauder found hiself putting on a lot of folk and country records to help keep the volume down around the house. The influence of musicians like Townes Van Zant, Emmylou Harris, and The Band influenced his songwriting. All the songs were writtenon a guitar that only had 5 strings. Music and lyrics by Bobby Sauder (except “Josie Darner” written by Carey Scott and “Will You Bury Me?” written by Jamie Lacore). Produced by Bobby Sauder and Ross Williams. Engineered by Ross Williams. Mixed by Ross Williams and Bobby Sauder. Mastered by Brian Miller. Drums on tracks 1,3,5,6 played by Mark Osman Organ on track 7 played by Ben Sauder. Lyrics Collaborator on tracks 3 and 4 is Carey Scott. Track 2 co-engineered by Brad Girard. Recorded in Lawrence, Kansas[

[Karma Vision plays Replay in Lawrence, Kansas on Sun, Mar 12 with Toughies, and Mountain Song.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Lee Fields and The Expressions – “Just Can’t Win”
from: Emma Jean / Truth & Soul Records / June 2, 2014
[Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native Lee Fields has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip- Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet- tender voice, itʼs mind-blowing that the music heʼs making today with Brooklynʼs own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career.]

[Lee Fields and The Expressions play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday March 3, with Hi-Lux]

13. Aimee Mann – “Patient Zero”
from: Mental Illness / Aimee Mann – SuperEgo Records / March 31, 2017
[9th solo studio release from Aimee Mann who was born September 8, 1960 and is a rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist & guitarist. She was the bassist and a vocalist for the band ‘Til Tuesday during the 1980s and since then has primarily performed as a solo musician. She is married to Michael Penn. In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song “Save Me”. She negotiated a contract release from David Geffen and founded her own label, SuperEgo Records.]

14. Ruddy Swain – “Dark Moon”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand.]

[Ruddy Swain plays The Westport Saloon TONIGHT, March 1.]

11:11 – Underwriting

11:13 – Echoes of Folk Alliance

15. Las Cafeteras – “If I Was President”
from: If I Was President – Single / Las Cafeteas / February 20, 2017
[Las Cafeteras is a Chicano band from East Los Angeles, California. Their music fuses spoken word, folk music, with traditional Son Jarocho, Afro-Mexican music and zapateado dancing. The band started out as students of the Eastside Café, a community space in El Sereno, Los Angeles, where they took Son Jarocho classes. Influenced by music from Veracruz, Mexico and eager to teach others about it, they started formally playing in 2005. Since forming, they have shared the stage with artists such as, Caifanes, Lila Downs, Juanes, Ozomatli, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes. To honor women, they feminized their group name by naming themselves Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros. Las Cafeteras’ songs have themes and references that range from the Civil Rights Movement, United Farm Workers, DREAM Act, immigration reform to female homicides in Ciudad Juárez. Their song, “La Bamba Rebelde”, a remake of The traditional Mexican song from the state of Veracruz “La Bamba”, denotes their Chicano pride. They say that they construct their music as a tool for creating positive change and inspiring others to do so. Band Members include: Daniel French on vocals, jarana, MC; David Flores on requinto jarocho; Denise Carlos on vocals, jarana, zapateado, glockenspiel; Jose Cano on cajón, Native American flute, harmonica; Hector Flores on vocals, zapateado; Leah Gallegos on vocals, quijada, zapateado.]

16. Making Movies – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”
from: Everybody Wants To Rule The World – Single / United Interests / November 4, 2016
[Making Movies are a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of two sets of brothers: Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Andres Chaurand on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and Kansas City, Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico.]

17. Ramy Essam – “Ya Askary”
from: “Ya Askary” – Single / Ramy Essam / 2016
[Ramy Essam was born in 1987, in Mansoura, Egypt. He is an Egyptian musician, best known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. His song Irhal, in which then Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was urged to resign, gained great popularity among the demonstrators. It became internationally known through YouTube, and is referred to as the anthem of the revolution. In 2011, it was selected by Time Out as the third-most world-changing song of all time. He currently sings hard rock songs, one of the few singers in Egypt to sing rock. Ramy also expressed his mourning of the revolution’s martyrs on Facebook. On 9 March 2011, when the Egyptian Army forcibly cleared the square, he was arrested and tortured. In October 2014, Essam was offered safe city residence for two years by the Malmö Municipality of Sweden. He is the first musician who has been offered this by Malmö but two writers have been offered it before. In addition to the residence permit, he also gets accommodation. He describes his situation as an artist in Egypt as “terrible” and is happy he can come to Sweden to study. Essam says it will be the first time he has the chance to study music, that he will keep make music and be an ambassador of the Egyptian revolution. Essam was featured on the 2014 compilation Songs from a Stolen Spring that paired Western musicians with artists from the Arab Spring. On the album, Essam’s “Bread, Freedom” was meshed with Mighty Sam McClain’s performance of “If I Can Dream”. He received the 2017 Spirt of Folk Award from Folk Alliance.]

18. Celia Cruz & Tito Puente – “Salsa De Tomate”
from: Alma Con Alma: The Heart & Soul of Celia Cruz & Tito Puente / Codigo / Nov 6, 2015
[Celia (La Negra) Cruz (Oct 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003), was a Cuban singer of Latin music. She was known for electrifying audiences with her wide-ranging, soulful voice and rhythmically compelling style. She was the most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She was renowned internationally as the “Queen of Salsa”, “La Guarachera de Cuba”, as well as The Queen of Latin Music. She spent much of her career working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine once said “Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music”. She was an ambassador for the variety and vitality of the music of her native Havana, after the Cuban revolution she became a symbol of artistic freedom for Cuban American exiles. Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente (April 20, 1923 – May 31, 2000) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer. The son of native Puerto Ricans Ernest and Ercilia Puente, living in New York City’s Spanish Harlem community, Puente is often credited as “The Musical Pope”, “El Rey de los Timbales” (The King of the Timbales) and “The King of Latin Music”. He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that endured over a 50-year career. He and his music appear in many films such as The Mambo Kings and Fernando Trueba’s Calle 54.]

11:30 – Interview with Jade Osborne

Jade Osborne is a founding member of Voler Thieves of Flight. She is a dancer, a poet, an artist, an educator, a performance artist, and a traveler of the world. She has produced multiple shows for Kansas City Fringe Festival, and has collaborated with area musical and performance groups. Jade joins us today on the eve of her trip to Cuba, to work with the Cuban Circus, as well as volunteering with youth and educational communities in and around Havana. With collaborator Rachel McMeachin, Jade will be working with under-served populations and donating needed art supplies and equipment.

Jade Osborne, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Jade will begin her 18 days in Cuba with members of Voler Thieves of Flight, training the aerialists with Cuban Circus.

In the second half of her visit, teachers for kansas City Missouri schools will join her to do work volunteering with youth and educational communities in and around Havana.

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

11:45

19. Jake Wells – “Circle of Life”
from: “Circle of Life” – Single / Beach Boy Music / February 21, 2017
[Kansas City based indie folk singer songwriter. Jake Wells was born in Florida grew up in Colorado. Jake studied Music Composition at University of Northern Colorado. “Jake’s sound evokes an emotionality and maturity much deeper than his age of 21 would imply.” He was named one of Spotify’s top 20. He has performed on stages since he was a teenager. His single releases are currently gaining radio play in the Midwest on several FM stations.]

[Jake Wells plays The Ovaries-eez Album Release Show at Mills Record Company, on Saturday, February 4, with The Ovaries-eez and Teri Quinn.]

[Jake Wells plays The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, with Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, and The Invisible World.]

20. Jonathan Richman – “Velvet Underground”
from: I, Jonathan / Rounder / October 6, 1992
[Jonathan Michael Richman (born May 16, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. In 1970 he founded the Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band. Since the mid-1970s, Richman has worked either solo or with low-key, generally acoustic, backing. He is known for his wide-eyed, unaffected and childlike outlook, and music that, while rooted in rock and roll, is influenced by music from around the world. Born in Natick, Massachusetts, into a Jewish family,[4] Richman began playing music and writing his own songs in the mid-1960s. He became infatuated with the Velvet Underground, and in 1969 he moved to New York City, lived on the couch of their manager, Steve Sesnick, worked odd jobs and tried to break in as a professional musician. Failing at this, he returned to Boston.]

[Jonathan Richman plays the recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd. Saturday, March 4]

11:57 – In Honor of Moonlight winning the Academy Award for Best Movie

21. Barbara Lewis – “Hello Stranger”
from: Moonlight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / Independent / October 21, 2016
[Originally released as a single in March 1973. Barbara Lewis (born February 9, 1943) is an American singer and songwriter whose smooth style influenced rhythm and blues. Lewis was born in Salem (Salem Township is a general law township of Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located northeast of Ann Arbor). She was writing and recording by her teens with record producer Ollie McLaughlin, a black DJ at Ann Arbor radio station WHRV, now WAAM. Lewis’ first single release in 1962, the uptempo “My Heart Went Do Dat Da,” did not chart nationally, but was a local hit in the Detroit, Michigan area. She wrote all of the songs on her debut LP, including the hit “Hello Stranger” which reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and featured extensive use of the Hammond organ. Lewis had moderate follow-up hits with “Straighten Up Your Heart” (#43) and her original “Puppy Love” (#38) before Bert Berns produced her million-seller “Baby I’m Yours” (U.S. #11), written by Van McCoy. Berns also produced the followup “Make Me Your Baby” (U.S. #11) which had originally been recorded by the Pixies Three, and Lewis’ final Top 40 hit “Make Me Belong to You” (#28 in 1966), written by Chip Taylor and Billy Vera. At the end of the decade, she released a grittier-sounding album on Stax Records. Over the next decade, a number of other artists had success with Lewis’ songs. Her own composition “Hello Stranger” — which had been remade in 1966 by the Capitols — was a regional hit in 1973 as remade by Fire & Rain and in 1977 Yvonne Elliman’s version reached the US Top 20 and the UK Singles Chart Top 30: Elliman’s version also topped the US Easy Listening chart for four weeks. In 1985 Carrie Lucas’ remake of “Hello Stranger” was a Top 20 R&B hit and in 2004 Queen Latifah remade “Hello Stranger” for her The Dana Owens Album. “Baby I’m Yours” charted in versions by country singer Jody Miller and Debby Boone (the B-side of her single “God Knows”). In Canada, Suzanne Stevens had a hit in 1975 with a disco version of “Make Me Your Baby”. Cover versions of her songs continue into the new millennium with the Arctic Monkeys including a version of “Baby I’m Yours” as a B-side to their 2006 single “Leave Before the Lights Come On”. In 1995, Lewis’ “Baby I’m Yours” was featured on the soundtrack for the film The Bridges of Madison County, and in 2016 “Hello Stranger” was featured on the soundtrack for the film Moonlight. She received the Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 1999.]

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

Next week on March 8, Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation joins us to talk about MidCoast Takeover 2017, we’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases.

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

Show #671

WMM Playlist from February 22, 2017

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spinning Records With Marion Merritt
+ Members of the band Momma’s Boy

Marion Merritt joined us as our special “Guest Producer.” For 13 years Marion has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain with our Wednesday MidDay Medley listeners. 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 area and touring bands.

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. Stevie Wonder – “Heaven Help Us All”
from: Signed Sealed and Delivered / Motown / 1970

4. Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – “Cocaine Cat”
from: I Declare Nothing / A Records / 2005

5. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Melody’s Actual Echo Chamber”
from: Open Minds Now Close – Single / A Records / 2017

6. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Fact 67”
from: Don’t Get Lost / A Records / 2017

10:27 – Underwriting

7. Weyes Blood – “Diary”
from: Front Row Seat to Earth / Mexican Summer /2016

8. Ariel Pink & Weyes Blood – “Morning After”
from: Myths 002 – EP / Mexican Summer / 2007

9. Saint Etienne – “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”
from: Foxbase Alpha / Warner / 1999 – Reisssued on Heavenly 2017

10. Champion Jack Dupree – “Strollin'”
from: Blues from the Gutter / Atco / 1958 – Reissued on Vinyl Lovers 2017

11. Champion Jack Dupree – “T.B. Blues”
from: Blues from the Gutter / Atco / 1958 – Reissued on Vinyl Lovers 2017

10:56 – Station ID

12. Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – “The Lamb You Lost”
from: Love Letter for Fire / Sub Pop / 2016

13. Jesca Hoop – “Memories Are Now”
from: Memories Are Now / Sub Pop / 2017

14. Fuzz – “Silent Sits The Dust Bowl”
from: II / In The Red Records / 2015

15. Meatbodies – “Alice”
from: Alice / In The Red Records / 2017

16. Radical Face – “Secrets (Cellar Door)”
from: The Family Tree: The Leaves / Nettwerk / 2016

17. Gregory Alan Isakov – “Amsterdam”
from: The Weatherman / Suitcase Town Music / 2013

11:30

18. Momma’s Boy – “Make Believe”
from: Liquid Courage / Independent / February 25, 2017

11:40 – Interview with Momma’s Boy

Quinn Hernandez and Shaun Crowley of Momma’s Boy on the Feb. 22, 2017 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Momma’s Boy, is an Indie Surf Pop 4-piece band from Kansas City, Missouri, formed in December 2015, and made up of former members of Rev Gusto.

Momma’s Boy are: Peter Beatty on guitar & vocals, Shaun Crowley on guitar & vocals, Quinn Hernandez on drums, and the newest member, Jared Bajkowski on bass.

Momma’s Boy are set to release their debut EP, “Liquid Courage” with an EP Release Show, Thursday, February 23, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas, with Dreamgirl and Shortsweather.

Momma’s Boy also play a “Liquid Courage” EP Release Show, Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 PM at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, KCMO, with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, and Scruffy & the Janitors.

Joining us live in our 90.1 FM Studios are members of the band: Shaun Crowley and Quinn Hernandez.

All songs on Liquid Courage were written by Momma’s Boy. Liquid Courage was recorded, produced and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios with the exception of “Sleeping’” which was recorded and produced by Justin Mantooth at Westend Recording. Bass guitar on “Cool Heat” and “Sweet Girl” was by Anthony Hernandez.

More information at http://www.mammasboy.co

11:47

19. Momma’s Boy – “Sweet Girl”
from: Liquid Courage / Independent / February 25, 2017

20. Momma’s Boy – “Be Good Boy”
from: Liquid Courage / Independent / February 25, 2017

[Momma’s Boy are set to release their debut EP, “Liquid Courage” with an EP Release Show, Thursday, February 23, at 10:00 PM at Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas, with Dreamgirl and Shortsweather.]

[Momma’s Boy also play a “Liquid Courage” EP Release Show, Saturday, February 25, at 7:00 PM at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, KCMO, with Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type, and Scruffy & the Janitors.]

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

Next week on March 1 we play more New & MidCoastal Releases plus we welcome several special guests.

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

Show #670

WMM Playlist from February 15, 2016

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, February 15, 2017

Music from Folk Alliance International
Calvin Arsenia + The Jellyman’s Daughter
+ John Craigie – Megan Slankard

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International. Today we feature music from artists participating in the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, in Kansas City at the Westin Crown Center, starting today and going throughout the weekend ending with The Kansas City Folk Fest on Sunday, February 19. More information at http://www.folk.org.

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

2. Ani DiFranco – “Play God”
from: Play God – Single / Righteous Babe / October 7, 2016
[“Play God” is the first single and one of only three confirmed songs on the including “Deferred Gratification”, and “Binary” to be part of DiFranco’s twentieth studio album that will be released in May 2017. Ani DiFranco was born Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23, 1970. She is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, songwriter and businesswoman. She has released more than 20 albums and is a feminist icon. Although DiFranco’s music has been classified as folk rock and alternative rock she has added punk, funk, hip hop and jazz influences. DiFranco created her own record label, Righteous Babe, giving her significant creative freedom. DiFranco supports many social and political movements by performing benefit concerts, appearing on benefit albums and speaking at rallies. Through the Righteous Babe Foundation DiFranco has backed grassroots cultural and political organizations supporting causes including abortion rights to gay visibility. She counts famed American folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger among her mentors.]

[Ani DiFranco will attend Folk Alliance International’s 2017 conference to deliver a special presentation on Friday, February 17 at noon, in Century C, at Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.]

10:07

We have one exception to our Folk Alliance International themed show today, and that is our next song from, Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy.

Nick Carswell is in the bands: Carswell and Hope, and Pink Royal. Katlyn Conroy is the genius behind La Guerre, one of our most played and favorite musical entities of the Lawrence – Kansas City music scene. Last year in November, Katlyn and Nick and friends were part of a musical tribute to Damien Rice, called And So It Is… which included a performance of the 2002 album”O” in it’s entirety. This was a benefit for the Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall. Nick shared this track with us to play today.

Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy, play the 10th Anniversary of the Kansas City Love Hangover 2017, Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, at Holy Cow Market and Music, with Venus Van Horn & Troy Van Horn, Foxlin, and Under The Big Oak Tree.

10:08

3. Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy – “The Blower’s Daughter”
from: And So It Is / Silly Goose Records / November 18, 2016
[Nick Carswell on guitar & vocals, Katlyn Controy on piano & vocals, and Anna Cook on cello. Recorded and mixed by Jason Slote. And So It Is… was a musical tribute to Damien Rice, which included a performance of the 2002 album “O” in it’s entirety. This was a benefit for the Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall. Nick shared this track with us to play today.]

10:12 – Underwriting

4. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

10:17 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia and The Jellyman’s Daughter

Calvin Arsenia’s brand new, debut full-length album, Catastrophe, was just released yesterday. Calvin Arsenia has released five EPs, and has played Folk Alliance International for the last two years, the Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Quixotic, The Kansas City Public Library, and The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Tonight, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.

Calvin Arsenia, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The Jellyman’s Daughter, are from Edinburgh, Scotland. Graham Coe on cello & vocals, and Emily Kelly on vocals, mandolin, & guitar join us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. The Jellyman’s Daughter released their critically acclaimed debut full length on September 24, 2014. Since then they’ve toured Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark and played last year’s Folk Alliance International Conference. The duo toured Canada last September, while also working on new songs for their second album they will be releasing this year. The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room.

Graham Coe and Emily Kelly, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:22

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Dying”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordbar last November. Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016.

10:31

Calvin Arsenia plays live on Feb. 15, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

6. Calvin Arsenia – ” Smoke and Mirrors” (Live) 

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Tonight, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com]

10:35

Calvin Arsenia recorded his February 3, 2015, EP Release Prose over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Produced by Graham Coe of The Jellymans’s Daughter. Engineered by David O’Leary. Music and Lyrics: Calvin Arsenia, with Fiona Reid & Liselot Van Oosterom on Vocals, Graham Coe on Cello, Mark Smith on Percussion, Lyle Watt on Guitar Calvin Arsenia on Vocals & Guitar & Piano.

Graham Coe & Emily Kelly, of The Jellyman’s Daughter joined by Paul Gilbody on Bass.

The Jellyman’s Daughter play an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International Conference, Thur, Feb 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room.

from their bio at http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

Emily and Graham strive for originality in their songwriting, incorporating cello, guitar and mandolin in their songs. The duo share a unique affinity in their vocal harmonies, while Graham’s cello is “percussive as a drum, grounded as a bass or sweet as a fiddle” (Alan Morrison, The Herald)

After meeting in the inspiring setting of Edinburgh, Emily & Graham found a love for playing music with each other, staying up into the wee hours making home recordings.

Busking in the streets of their home city during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they created quite an impact when they made their debut at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. When in-demand playing partners Emily Kelly and Graham Coe released their full-length album, it won a huge amount of radio exposure, and reviewers unanimously agreed that something totally appealing had come on to the scene. The Sunday Herald (Scotland) made it one of their Top Albums of The Year while Maverick magazine described them as “fascinating” and said they demonstrated “originality by the bucket-load”. “Heartily recommended” by Folking.com, Acoustic magazine told readers they “kick up a heck of a storm,” while The Daily Express called the duo “a match made in heaven”.

The Jellyman’s Daughter at FAI

Wed, Feb. 15

11:00 – 11:30 #638 (w/The Bean Project)
1:00 – 1:20 AM #539

Thurs, Feb. 16

8:30 – 9:00 pm Official Showcase

Fri, Feb. 17

1:25-1:45 #539

Sat. Feb. 18

3:00 – 3:30 #638
1:00 – 1:25 #709

10:40

Emily Kelly, Paul Gilbody, and Graham Coe of The Jellyman’s Daughter pn the Feb 15, 2017 Wednesday MidDay Medley

7. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “Giving Up” (Live)
[Edinburgh, Scotland based duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on guitar & vocals. With Paul Gilbody on bass]

10:44 – Underwriting

10:46

from their bio at http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

The Jellyman’s Daughter started 2015 as they meant to go on, winning even more praise following bigger­-exposure live performances, including a nomination for Best Acoustic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and spreading their wings much further afield, spending a month gigging around Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. After a successful appearance at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City early in the year, Emily and Graham spent 2016 gigging extensively, including a tour of Canada in September, while working away at new songs for their second album. In 2017 they are focusing on putting the finishing touches on the substance of the second album.

10:49

8. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “White Shadow” (Live)
[Edinburgh, Scotland based duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on mandolin & vocals. With Paul Gilbody on bass]

10:57

9. The Jellyman’s Daughter – “The One You’re Leaving”
from: The Jellyman’s Daughter / The Jellyman’s Daughter / September 24, 2014
[The debut full length album from Edinburgh, Scotland based alt.acoustic duo of Graham Coe on cello & vocals; and Emily Kelly on guitar & vocals. Written and arranged by The Jellyman’s Daughter. Mixed by Garry Boyle at The Depot, Edinburgh Mastered by Andrew Mitchell at Audio Bay.]

[The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room. More info at: http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com]

11:00 – Station ID

10. Carrie Elkin – “Albatross”
from: The Penny Collector / Red House Records / Expected: March 10, 2017
[Carrie Elkin was born 1974. She is a folk/country singer and musician based out of Austin, Texas where she lives with fellow musician and singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt, they married in October 2014. Active since the mid-1990s, she has travelled to and settled in a variety of places, including Cleveland, Athens, Taos, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Springs, and Boston, finally coming to settle in Austin in the summer of 2007. In September 2010 she signed with Red House Records.]

[Carrie Elkin plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 6:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Pershing East/West. ]

11. Heather Mae – “I Am Enough”
from: I Am Enough [EP] / Heather Mae / June 10, 2016
[An imaginative lyricist with a powerhouse voice, L-Mag calls Heather Mae “the new queer Adele”. Mae breaks ground with her new social justice infused EP, entitled “I AM ENOUGH” (#60 – iTunes Pop Album) by shining light on touchy subjects not often heard in pop music.]

[Heather Mae plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Pershing South.]

12. Élage Diouf – “Sankara”
from: Melokáane / Pump Up The World / August 28, 2015
[“My music is for the world to enjoy. It touches the heart, whatever the language. My songs combine many cultures’ warm influences, with good dancing rhythms, sounds that make you want to move and feel great. This is what I want for me, my family, my planet.” -Élage Diouf]

[Élage Diouf plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Friday, February 17, at 7:45 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Liberty.]

13. John Craigie – “Virgin Guitar”
from: No Rain, No Rose / Pump Up The World / January 27, 2017
[John Craigie was born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA. He is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time.]

11:20 – Underwriting

14. John Craigie – “Live of Less”
from: No Rain, No Rose / Pump Up The World / January 27, 2017
[John Craigie was born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA. He is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time.]

[John Craigie plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Roanoke.]

15. Calvin Arsenia – “Constellation”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 14, 2017

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Cwenter in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

16. Megan Slankard – “Bones Live Forever”
from: Running on Machinery / Independent / May 19, 2015
[Fifth album from San Francisco indie alt-rock musician Megan Slankard. She calls her new release “…a healthy mix of stories about the end of the world, bank robberies, prison escapes, failed relationships, and other adventures.” More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com. Megan Slankard joined us on WMM on February 18, during Folk Alliance International Conference.]

11:34 – Interview with Megan Slankard

San Francisco indie-alt-rocker Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. After Folk Alliance, Megan hits the road with Nashville based, singer songwriter and producer, Alex Wong. Alex produced Megan’s 2015 release, Running on Machinery.”

11:40

Megan Slankard

17. Megan Slankard – “New Song / Untitled” (LIVE)

Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference.

11:44 – Interview with John Craigie & Megan Slankard

John Craigie, grew up in California and is now based in Portland, Oregon. A poetic and prolific songwriter John is currently in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. John Craigie is currently in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. No Rain, No Rose, is his tenth studio album.

John Craigie, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

John Craigie born June 15, 1980 in Santa Monica, CA, is an American singer-songwriter. Hailed as a “Modern-Day Troubadour” in the style of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Craigie has been traveling continuously for most of the past decade through the United States, Canada and Europe. His music and performance style has been compared to Greg Brown, Dan Bern, and Mitch Hedberg, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie

John Craigie plays an Official Showcase at Folk Alliance International, Thurs, Feb 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin in Roanoke Room. More info at: http://www.johncraigiemusic.com

San Francisco indie-alt-rocker Megan Slankard, is in Kansas City to play 9 different showcases during the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. More info at: http://www.meganslankard.com

11:56

18. Robyn Hitchcock– “I Want to tell You About What I Want”
from: Robyn Hitchcock / Yep Roc / April 21, 2017
[Robyn Rowan Hitchcock was born March 3, 1953. He is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar. After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Syd Barrett. Hitchcock’s lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterizations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life. He was signed to two major American labels (A&M Records, then Warner Bros.) over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and was the subject of a live performance/documentary film (Storefront Hitchcock) by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme in 1998, but despite this, mainstream success has been limited. He has earned strong critical reviews over a steady stream of album ]

[Robyn Hitchcock plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Friday, February 17, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

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

Next week on Feb 22, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt returns as Guest Producer. Plus Shaun Crowley joins us with the new single from Momma’s Boy

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

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

Show #669

Wednesday MidDay Medley Celebrates Folk Alliance International

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, February 15, 2017

More information at: www.folk.org

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

Music from Folk Alliance International
Calvin Arsenia + The Jellyman’s Daughter
+ John Craigie

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays music from the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, in Kansas City at the Westin Crown Center. More information at http://www.folk.org. We’ll play new music from: Ani DiFranco, Carrie Elkin, Élage Diouf, Heather Mae, Robyn Hitchcock, Calvin Arsenia, The Jellyman’s Daughter, John Craigie, and more.

We’ll also play a song from, Nick Carswell & Katlyn Conroy who play the 10th Anniversary of the Kansas City Love Hangover 2017, Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, at Holy Cow Market and Music, with Venus Van Horn & Troy Van Horn, Foxlin, and Under The Big Oak Tree.

Calvin Arsenia

Calvin Arsenia

At 10:15 Mark welcomes Calvin Arsenia to share music from his debut full-length album, Catastrophe, to be released on February 14. Calvin Arsenia has released five EPs, and has played Folk Alliance International for the last two years, the Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Quixotic, The Kansas City Public Library, and The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Arsenia’s commanding and poetic vocals fly, while he plays harp, piano, banjo, and guitar. Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wed, Feb 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor. More information at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

The Jellyman's Daughter

The Jellyman’s Daughter

Also joining Calvin are his friends, The Jellyman’s Daughter, a duo from Edinburgh, Scotland, with Graham Coe on cello & vocals, and Emily Kelly on vocals, mandolin, & guitar join us to play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios. The duo released their debut full length on September 24, 2014. The Jellyman’s Daughter are in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 8:30 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Brookside Room. More info at: http://www.thejellymansdaughter.com

John Craigie

John Craigie

At 11:15, Mark talks with Portland, Oregon based singer/songwriter, John Craigie, who is in the middle of his 20-City Winter Tour. We’ll hear music from John Craigie’s new album, No Rain, No Rose, released January 27, 2017. John Craigie is in Kansas City to play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Thursday, February 16, at 10:15 pm, at Westin Crown Center in the Roanoke Room. More info at: http://www.johncraigiemusic.com

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

Show #669

WMM Playlist from February 8, 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, February 8, 2017

“The MidCoast Sound”
Marion Merritt + Nico Gray
+ Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock & Members of Witch Jail
+ Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine

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

2. Love Always – “We Wont Go Back”
from: Battle Hymns / Quasi / January 20, 2017
[Love Always is a side project of Kathy Foster, bassist and founder of the Portland, Oregon, based band, The Thermals. She also performs under the name Butterfly Transformation Service. She is the owner of the T-shirt company Daydream Factory. Battle Hymns is a compilation album created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A – it is a protest record! Released digitally on inauguration day in opposition to the new administration. More information at: http://www.quasiband.com with all proceeds divided equally between Planned Parenthood, The ACLU and 350.org. Battle Hymns features new unreleased music by Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn, Mac McCaughan, Ash Bowie, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Harkin, Sean Croghan, Drew Grow, Mary Timony, Carl Newman, Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Gates, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, with art by Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson. The collaboration was spearheaded and assembled by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi (who also serve as the backing band for some songs.) Participants generously donated their music, studios, art and time.]

3. Mary Timony – “Fight The Hate”
from: Battle Hymns / Quasi / January 20, 2017
[Mary B. Timony was born October 17, 1970, and is an American independent singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and violist. She has been a member of the bands Helium, Autoclave and Wild Flag, and currently fronts the band Ex Hex. Timony’s music is often heavy and dark, frequently using drones, beats, and modal melodies reminiscent of European Medieval music. She uses a number of alternate guitar tunings, most prominent of which is DADGAE, which allows for the execution of melodic passages. WE LOVE HER!]

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 over twelve 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 of the past 12 years to help us raise funds for the MidCoast Radio Project. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. And in the spirit of Anne Winter, a renegade who helped launch KKFI, Marion Merritt is keeping the tradition of, female-owned, independent record stores, alive on Westport Rd. 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. His musical interests come from a wide variety of influences, and from learning to communicate through the sound of music and the usage of lyrical expression. 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 New York City. Music has served as the ‘passport’ throughout his spiritual journeys.

While the spirit of this station is kept alive by hundreds of volunteers who passionately donate their time and abilities to keep the transmission of our 100,000-watt-signal alive. We are a operated by a not-for-profit organization, incorporated over 35 years ago, called The MidCoast Radio Project. We’re non-profit, but we still have to pay the electric bill, the rent on our fully accessible production studios and offices, the insurance, and for our small staff. Even though we have hundreds of committed volunteers, who donate thousands of hours every year, producing radio shows, answering phones, creating websites, producing benefits, rewiring the board, setting up our computer system, we still need YOU, our listener, to donate to keep us alive!

The Community Speaks Through our Airwaves and this Program

In the last 12 months Wednesday MidDay Medley has interviewed nearly 200 guests:

Britt Adair, Duncan Burnett, Promise Clutter, Chris Meck, Not Sisters (Jen Appell & Kristina Ning), Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, Mirina Landry, Victor & Penny (Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling), Judy Mills, Stephonne Singleton, Jamie Searle, Patrick Alexander, Cody Kaul, Riala (Nick Turner, Kalo Hoyle, Morgan Greenwood), Nathan Reusch, Chris Haghirian, Joshua Allen, Steve Rector, Sterling Witt, The Uncouth (CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, Steve Gardels) Chico Sierra, American Slim (Nathan Jurries, Patrick Newland, Jacob Newland, Mikala Petillo), Nedra Dixon & Andrew Parkhurst, IVØRY BLACK & Keenan Franklin, John Nobles & John Scott, Nate Bowman, Desmond Mason, Perry Holliday, Derick Cunigan, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Jessica Paige, Ron Megee, Jorge Arana Trio (Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, Jason Nash), Marion Merritt, Sondra Freeman, Rae Fitzgerald, Allison Banks, My Oh My! (A.M. Merker, Stephen Berry, Grant Buell, Melissa Geffert & Stephanie Gaumé),The Matchsellers (Julie Bates & Andrew Morris), Don Simon, Megan Slankard, Kristen Ford, SONiA disappear fear, Betse & Clarke (Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt), Nicholas St. James, The Jellyman’s Daughter (Graham Coe & Emily Kelly), Be/Non (Brodie Rush, John Huff), Brenton Cook, Poet Jen Harris, Pat Fischer, Freebo, Cat Mahari & Hermon Mehari, Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer, John Rensenhouse, Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen, Sara Glass & C Woods, Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are, Michelle Bacon, Doby Watson & Margo May, Wendy Scott, Pink Royal (Dylan James Guthrie, Josh Dorrell, & Alex Hartmann), Bill Sundahl, Calvin Arsenia, Fally Afani, Beth Bryd, Patrick Rippeto, Diane Hightower, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type (Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, & Matt Kosinski), Bill Svoboda, Joelle St. Pierre, Anson The Ornery, The Sexy Accident (Jesse Kates, Jamie Lin), Maggie Henehan, Shaun Crowley, Nico Gray, Ryan Wilkes, JOy Baker, Krystle Warren, Ben Grimes, Ian Michael Flanagan Johnson, AJ Young, The Ovaries-eez (Amber Hansen, Johni Lacore & Monica George), Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Adriana Nikole, Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band (Brian James, Preston Ott, Phil Spencer), Rick Malsick, Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser, Katy Guillen & The Girls (Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, & Stephanie Williams), HMPH! (Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, & Dee Mac), Jerad Tomasino, Til Willis, Jody Hendrix, The Philistines (Kimmie Queen, Cody Wyoming, Rod Peal, Michelle Bacon, Josh Mobley & Steve Gardels), Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jenny Mendez, Chato Villalobos, Miguel Morales, Philip blue owl Hooser, Barry Lee, & Whitney Boyd, Simone Briand, Emma Carter, Mackenzie Goodwin, Vigthor Zophoniasson & Lauren Braton, Salar Rajabnick, Tim Finn, Barbara Eubank, Samn Wright, Caitlin Jemma & Bart Budwig, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, David Wayne Reed, Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber, Crystal Clayton, Howard Iceberg, Instant Karma (Cole Bales & Cody Calhoun), Steven Tulipana, Zachary Van Benthusen, Kyle Dahlquist, Jennifer McCartney & Autumn McCartney, Amy Farrand, Vanessa Severo, Krysztof Nemeth, Amy Marcus, Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe.

10:15 – Folk Alliance International Conference + KC Folk Festival

4. Nancy and Beth – “Please Mr Jailer”
from: Nancy and Beth / Herpursef / Expected April 7, 2017
[Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt met in Austin Texas while filming the independent movie Somebody Up There Likes Me. The minute the two started singing together they realized they had something special. They formed the band Nancy and Beth in 2012. formed the band Nancy and Beth in 2012. They went on tour in March 2013. They are set to release their debut album just before a North American tour. Actress, singer, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards winner, MEGAN MULLALLY (Children’s Hospital, Party Down and Will & Grace) . STEPHANIE HUNT (Friday Night Lights, Californication and How To Live With Your Parents For the Rest of Your Life).

[Megan Mullally will present awards for the Best of 2016 Album, Song, and Artist of the Year, at the International Folk Music Awards, at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. All registered conference delegates are invited to attend. Event emcee is Grammy-Award winning artist and feminist, Paula Cole, the first woman in history to individually receive a Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year.]

[Nancy and Beth play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 10:45 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Washington Park Place II & III]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Safe”
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, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Cwenter in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

6. Bobby Rush – “I’m Tired”
from: Porcupine Meat / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Bobby Rush is a blues legend who has garnered 4 GRAMMY® nominations, 10 Blues Music Awards with 44 nominations, and a 2006 induction in the Blues Hall of Fame. He has recorded over 337 records in 60 years and was named King of the Chitlin’ Circuit by Rolling Stone Magazine!]

[Bobby Rush plays the Kansas City Folk Music Festival, Sunday, February 19, at 3:00 pm in Liberty, at Westin Crown Center.]

[Bobby Rush plays 2nd Annual Rebels and Renegades Showcase – Dedicated to the memory of Louis Meyers, Thurs, Feb 16, at Knuckleheads, with: Verlon Thompson, Michael Fracasso, and BettySoo.]

10:33 – Underwriting

5. Witch Jail – “Slimewave USA!” (vinyl)
from: Slimewave USA! – Single / Too Much Rock / February 10, 2017
[Formed in 2013, Witch Jail recommends their music for fans of: Space transmissions, psychedelic hypnosis, surf punks, rockabilly madmen, garage sleaze, exotica, trash digging, pill popping, low budget movies, and high fashion crime. SUZY BONES on surf-n- turf, EDDIE MORPHINE on fuzz-n-slide, MATTY RAT on bangs-n-clangs, and GUY SLIMEY on moans-n-wails. Witch Jail released their 8-song album, Desperation Beach on October 26, 2016, produced by Ben Hughes for Woody Records. More info at: http://www.witchjail.com

[Too Much Rock presents Witch Jail, Friday, February 10, at Mills Record Company with the official release of their new single “Slimewave USA!”, Also on the bill is the band Shortsweather.]
[Witch Jail play The Brick, 1727 McGee, Sat, Feb 18, at 10:00 pm, w/ Mr. and the Mrs. & Beelzebabes.]

10:37 – Interview w/ Sid of Too Much Rock + Guy Slimey & Eddie Morphine of Witch Jail

Guy Slimey of Witch Jail, Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock, Eddie Morphine of Witch Jail on the February 8, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Guy Slimey of Witch Jail, Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock, Eddie Morphine of Witch Jail on the February 8, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Too Much Rock, is a music site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, to share his original photographs, video, and commentary, of the live music shows he attends. Too Much Rock also hosts a musical podcast.

Several years ago Sid Sowder created the Too Much Rock – Singles Series, a collection of 45 rpm 7″ singles, featuring an original song from the band, with a cover song, chosen by Too Much Rock. 500 limited edition copies are pressed by Too Much Rock and given to the band. Kansas City based bands, Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, Josh Berwanger Band, The Uncouth, and Hipshot Killer have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series.

We just heard the latest Too Much Rock release, the A-side, a new Witch Jail original song called, “Slimewave, USA!”

In just a few minutes we will proudly broadcast the world premiere of the Too Much Rock B-side, featuring Witch Jail, covering the Alien Sex Fiend song, “My Brain is in the Cupboard Above the Kitchen Sink.

Joining us live in the studio is Sid Sowder, founder of Too Much Rock, along with Guy Slimey and Eddie Morphine of the band Witch Jail,

http://www.TooMuchRock.com was created by Sid Sowder in 1997, to give a home to all of Sid’s original photographs, videos and commentary of the live shows. Too Much Rock podcast.

The 45 rpm two-song single features one original track and one chosen by Too Much Rock. The series has covered songs from The Raincoats, Graham Parker, The Jags, Slade, Samiam, and now, Alien Sex Fiend. Sid Sowder talked about his passion of bringing these songs alive again with new recordings, and new interpretations.

Many of the Too Much Rock releases, involve Joel Nanos, and Element Recording Studios have been involved. Sid Sowder talked about how a partnership of music label and music studio has been forged through this series.

Guy Slimey, shared with us about how the band recorded the two songs for this new single release, before they recorded the eight new songs for the new Witch Jail release Desperation Beach, that came out on October 26, 2016.

Witch Jail was formed in 2013. The band includes: Suzy Bones on surf-n- turf, Eddie Morphine on fuzz-n-slide. Matty Rat on bangs-n-clangs. Guy Slimey on moans-n-wails

Witch Jail is for fans of: Space transmissions, psychedelic hypnosis, surf punks, rockabilly madmen, garage sleaze, exotica, trash digging, pill popping, low budget movies, high fashion crime.

http://www.witchjail.bandcamp.com

10:49

The world broadcast premiere of the new Too Much Rock B-side, Witch Jail, covering the Alien Sex Fiend song, “My Brain is in the Cupboard Above the Kitchen Sink”

6. Witch Jail – “My Brain is in the Cupboard, Above the Kitchen Sink” (vinyl)
from: Slimewave USA! – Single / Too Much Rock / February 10, 2017
[Originally recorded by Alien Sex Fiend for their 1987 albu Here Cum Germs on Anagram Records. Witch Jail were formed in 2013, with SUZY BONES on surf-n- turf, EDDIE MORPHINE on fuzz-n-slide, MATTY RAT on bangs-n-clangs, and GUY SLIMEY on moans-n-wails. Witch Jail released their 8-song album, Desperation Beach on October 26, 2016, produced by Ben Hughes for Woody Records. More info at: http://www.witchjail.com]

[Too Much Rock presents Witch Jail, Friday, February 10, at Mills Record Company with the official release of their new single “Slimewave USA!”, Also on the bill is the band Shortsweather.]

[Witch Jail play The Brick, 1727 McGee, Sat, Feb 18, at 10:00 pm, w/ Mr. and the Mrs. & Beelzebabes.]

11:00 – Station ID

7. Sera Cahoone – “Up To Me”
from: From Where I Started / Sera Cahoone / Expected: March 24, 2017
[4th album from Seattle based songwriter. After three albums on Sub Pop Records and years at the top of the indie charts, she’s returning to her earliest influences growing up in Littleton, Colorado, and the honky-tonk songs she heard at mining conferences her Rocky Mountains dynamite salesman father took the family to when she was a child.]

[Sera Cahoone plays Knuckleheads KC, Sunday, February 19, at 7:00 PM, with Tift Merritt.]

8. Foxlin – “Caught Up”
from: Animal With Lonely Eyes [EP] / Foxlin / August 13, 2016
[Debut EP from Saint Joseph, Missouri based Indie/Folk duo that started as a solo project of songwriter Ryan Johnson on vocals, guitars, percussion, keyboards, & bass, and developed into a band when Lauren Bergman joind in on vocals and violin. More info at http://www.foxlin.bandcamp.com]

[Foxlin play the 10th Anniversary of the Kansas City Love Hangover 2017, Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, at Holy Cow Market and Music, with Venus Van Horn & Troy Van Horn, Katlyn Conroy & Nick Carswell, and Under The Big Oak Tree.]

We shine a light on area not-for-profit theatre companies, art museums & galleries, area festivals, service organizations, area record labels and Record Stores, the area music scene, arts scene, theatre scene, literary arts scene.

In just this past year, we’ve featured segments shining a light on: Charlotte Street Foundation’s Open Studios, Spinning Tree Theatre, Charlie Parker Celebration, Middle of The Map Fest, American Jazz Museum, The Green Lady Lounge, KC Fringe Theatre Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, Midwest Music Foundation and the MidCoast Takeover, Record Store Day, Mudstomp Records, Folk Alliance International Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , The Living Room Theatre, Late Night Theatre, Lawrence Field Day Fest, I Heart Local Music, High Dive Records, 31st & Brklyn, KC Physical Theatre Fest, Kansas City Pride Fest, Girls Rock! and the Annual Girls Rock! Camp, Manor Fest, Westport Roots Festival, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Mattie Rhoades Gallery, Apocalypse Meow, The Buffalo Room, Standing Rock, Egads Theatre, Union Station, Outer Reaches Festival, Plaza Art Fair, No Wave Fest, Haymaker Records, Johnson County Performing Arts Series, The Pop Poetry Series at Prospero’s Books, Datura Records, Center of The City Fest, Too Much Rock, Crossroads Summer Block Party, Shelf Life, Kansans Against Campus Carry, Kansas Interfaith Action, Like Me Lighthouse, The Lesbian & gay Film Festival, Uptown Arts Bar, Women’s March on Washington, The Band That Fell To Earth A Tribute To David Bowie, Rose Brooks Center, KC Refugees, The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, Artist Inc., and more…

11:14

11. JAENKI – “Miracle Maze”
from: Jaenki Ep1 / Jaenki / August 30, 2016
[The new band from The Republic Tigers lead singer, Kenn Jankowski with Ryan Wallace, Drew Little and Rachel Mallin. This Kansas City based band who released their new video for “Miracle Maze” on Monday, Decmber 12, in the Crossroads.]

[Jaenki play Tito’s Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal.]

11:18 – Interview with Nathan Reusch

Nathan Reusch, founder and director, of The Record Machine and he joins us to share details on Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal. Sound Machine is a new Kansas City series of events, brought to you by homegrown record label, The Record Machine. This monthly concert series highlights up and coming area talent, mixed with veteran bands from all around the world. More information at: http://www.soundmachinekc.com

Tito’s Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal.

The Record Machine Presents: RPM Revolutions Per Month with Violent Bear & Teri Quinn, Saturday, February 11. 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Ollie’s Local. 3044 Gilliam Rd, KCMO

Tito’s Sound Machine, Saturday, February 18, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Abnorm, Duncan Burnett x Riot, Lincoln Marshall, AZP, Smitty the Kid, and J. Theiss

The Sound Machine series will focus on music discovery by highlighting up and coming area talent and bringing in bands from all around the globe. We will be showcasing not only acts on The Record Machine roster but will also curate a unique monthly musical experience. Our goal is to bring Kansas City together by inspiring people to see what can happen in their own backyard and show them what’s going on outside of it.

Middle of The Map Fest, May 4, 5, 6

The Record Machine is a pioneering, homegrown record label based in Kansas City, Missouri. Mike Russo, Richard Robinett, and Nathan Reusch founded TRM in 2003 when we released our first record. In the 12 years since, we have gone on to release over 50 albums. Our roster averages 10-12 bands from across the United States. In 2013 The Record Machine added current team members Alex Ellis and Steven Ervay. Our goal is to make an organic community of artists and help connect them with listeners. Tim Finn of The Kansas City Star remarked about The Record Machine’s output “[They] have assembled a stable of diverse artists who are making music that deserves national attention.

11:30

12. Westside Royal – “Not The Same” (CD #12) (3:34)
from: So Wrong, So Well [EP] / Westside Royal / November 11, 2016
[Kansas City based, 4-piece band.]

[Westside Royal play Tito’s Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, and Westerners.]

11:34 – Underwriting

KKFI is an Independent, non-commercial radio station!

Now, more than ever, Independent, Community Media is important for our world. We are here to listen to you, and share your concerns, and offer resources, and community activities and information. Along with our stellar National Public Affairs shows like Democracy Now, and Workers Independent News we also offer more locally produced public affairs programs than anywhere else on the dial. We offer programs specifically produced for the LGBTQIA Community, Women’s Issues, Native American News and Culture, and more.

Just remember what you don’t have to hear when you are tuned to 90.1 FM KKFI!

No Commercials. No automated robot playing the same 40 to 100 songs in a “rotation” based on a formula of one person, who programs the robot.

90.1 offers nearly 100 different radio programs. 80 of those programs are locally produced, and hosted and engineered by over 100 different people, who create content, and personally handcraft each show. There are over 135 hours each week of locally produced handcrafted programs. You will not find this anywhere else on your radio dial. It is very special. Not only do we bring the most diverse and unfiltered news and information, but our musical playlist is so very much deeper, and more comprehensive, than any other radio station in town. In one week you will hear over 2000 different songs played, as well as voices from the hundreds of KKFI volunteers and the hundreds of guests who visit out midtown studios to share their stories. How much is this worth to you?

11:43

13. The Ovaries-eez – “Hopeful Future”
from: I Saw You in My Dream / Whatever Forever / March 18, 2016
[Lawrence Kansas, based vocal trio. The Ovaries-eez debut full length was recorded & mastered by John Griffin at Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library and released on Whatever Forever. Guitar and vocals by Monica George and Johni Lacore and Amber Hansen on vocals.]

[The Ovaries-eez play Replay Lounge in Lawrence, Friday, Februry 10, at 6:00 pm, with Philosophy of Lions]

14. Faultfinder – “Blind Mathematicians”
from: In The Sweaty Grip of The Moron / Faultfinder / January 19, 2017
[Recorded by Mike Tuley. Kansas City based Faultfinder was formed June 10, 2010. The current line up consists of: Joe Wetteroth on guitar, Don Beasley on guitar, Mookie Ninjak on bass & vocals, and Ben Biersmith on drums & vocals. Moe info at: http://soundcloud.com/faultfinder%5D

[Faultfinder play miniBar, Friday, February 10, with The Bad Ideas, Lovergurl, and Varma Cross.]

11:57

15. Verbose – “Underwater”
from: Underwater – Single / Left Handed Records / May 4, 2016
[One of two singles released from the alternative-blues-rock, Joplin, Missouri three piece band, with Logan on vocals & drums, Cody on guitar, and Will on vocals & bass, Produced by Logan Glasgo, and Jerrod Naff]

[Verbose plays 02-11 the MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser, Saturday, February 11, at The Brick, with Me Like Bees, Something & the Whatevers, and Nicholas St. James]

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

Next week on February 15, we feature music from artists playing at the 29th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference. We’ll welcome Kansas City’s very own Calvin Arsenia and also, from Edinburgh, Scotland, The Jellyman’s Daughter – Emily Kelly and Graham Coe. and more.

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

Show #668

WMM plays “The MidCoast Sound” + Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock & members of Witch Jail + Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine

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, February 8, 2017

The MidCoast Sound

The MidCoast Sound

“The MidCoast Sound”
Marion Merritt + Nico Gray
+ Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock & Members of Witch Jail
+ Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” from: Witch Jail, Jaenki, Foxlin, Faultfinder, The Ovaries-eez, and Verbose. We’ll also feature music from: Nancy and Beth, Calvin Arsenia, and Bobby Rush who are playing Folk Alliance International Conference on February 15 – 19 at Westin Crown Center and the Kansas City Folk Festival Sunday, Feb 19. We’ll also play new music from Mary Timony, and Love Always (Kathy Foster from The Thermals).

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

At 10:30 Sid Sowder, founder of Too Much Rock, and members of the KC based band, Witch Jail, join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about the new Too Much Rock Single Series release. We’ll broadcast the premiere of the new Too Much Rock B-side, featuring Witch Jail, covering the Alien Sex Fiend song, “My Brain is in the Cupboard (Above the Kitchen Sink). We will also play the A-side, Witch Jail original song, “Slimewave, USA!” Too Much Rock presents Witch Jail in “Slimewave USA!”, Friday, February 10, at Mills Record Company.

Too Much Rock, is a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, where he shares his photos & videos & comments of the live music shows he attends. Sid also posts podcasts! The Too Much Rock Singles Series is a collection of 45 rpm singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song paired with one cover chosen by Too Much Rock who press 500 limited edition copies and then simply give them to the band. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, Josh Berwanger Band, The Uncouth, and Hipshot Killer have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series. More info at: http://www.toomuchrock.com

At 11:15, Mark talks with Nathan Reusch, founder and director, of The Record Machine who joins us to share details on Sound Machine KC, Friday, February 10, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal. Sound Machine is a new Kansas City series of events, brought to you by pioneering homegrown record label, The Record Machine. This monthly concert series at the recordBar, in the Crossroads Art District, highlights up and coming area talent, mixed with veteran bands from all around the world. More information at: http://www.soundmachinekc.com

Call 888-931-0901 to donate!

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Show #668

WMM Playlist from February 1, 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, February 1, 2017

Public Art is Beautiful!

Public Art is Beautiful!

“The MidCoast Sound”
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt
+ Jennifer McCartney & The Women’s March on Washington
+ Aaron Rhoades & Shuttlecock Music Magazine

Betse Ellis is originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Music and a Bachelors of Arts in English, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has been playing the Violin for over 40 years, with over 20 years playing fiddle. Betse has also worked as a teacher of music for over 16 years. Betse was one of the founding members of the critically acclaimed and internationally known band, The Wilders. Betse has released two solo records, and now is recording and performing with her partner, multi-instrumentalist and banjo player Clarke Wyatt, as Betse & Clarke. Their debut album, “River Still Rise” was in our Top Ten, of The 116 Best Recordings of 2016. Along with teaching at the Folk Alliance Music Camp, Betse & Clarke have been selected to be 2017 official Showcase Artists at Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15pm, in Benton’s 20th Floor, at the Westin Kansas City at Crowne Center.

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis, and used to sing the lyrics to David Bowie’s “We Are The Dead,” at family reunions when she was just a kid. She came to Missouri to go to college. 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 over twelve 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 of the past 11 years to help us raise funds for the MidCoast Radio Project. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. And in the spirit of Anne Winter, a renegade who helped launch KKFI, Marion Merritt is keeping the tradition of, female-owned, independent record stores, alive, on Westport Road. More information at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

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

2. Boss Hog – “Save Our Souls”
from: Battle Hymns / Quasi / January 20, 2017
[Boss Hog is: Cristina Martinez on vocals, Jon Spencer on guitar, Mickey Finn on synthesizer, with Sam Coomes on organ, Janet Weiss on drums. Written by Martinez, Spencer, Finn (Madam’s Organ Music, BMI) Mixed by Alap Momin and Boss Hogg at Uptown Mixers, Harlem NY. Boss Hog was formed in 1989, as something of an accidental side project, when Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer were told of a last minute vacancy on the bill at the influential New York punk club CBGB’s. The pair put together a group of musicians from members of The Honeymoon Killers and Unsane, along with Kurt Wolf from Pussy Galore. The gig is reported to have been an underground sensation in New York, not least because Jon performed the whole show naked. In their 27-year history the band’s releases have been relatively sporadic, but comprised four full-length albums, a mini-album, three EP’s and several singles. Between 2008 and 2010 the band played live and toured Europe and the US. Boss Hog officially announced their return in May 2016 with details of US tour dates along with an EP, Brood Star, released by In the Red Records in July 2016.[2] A new song, “17”, was released in January 2017 to herald the band’s first full-length album in 17 years – Brood X, to be released in March. Jon Spencer’s other bands include Pussy Galore, of which Martinez became a peripheral member, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion both of which existed in parallel to Boss Hog. Battle Hymns is a compilation album created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A – it is a protest record! Released digitally on inauguration day in opposition to the new administration. More information at: http://www.quasiband.com with all proceeds divided equally between Planned Parenthood, The ACLU and 350.org. Battle Hymns features new unreleased music by Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn, Mac McCaughan, Ash Bowie, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Harkin, Sean Croghan, Drew Grow, Mary Timony, Carl Newman, Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Gates, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, with art by Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson. The collaboration was spearheaded and assembled by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi (who also serve as the backing band for some songs.) Participants generously donated their music, studios, art and time.]

3. Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples)”
from: I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) [Broken Speaker Mix] – Single / Infinite Content / January 27, 2017
[Released just a day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as Presidential. The song features guest vocals from singer Mavis Staples. Proceeds will be donated to ACLU. The band Tweeted a promo for the song, saying, “It’s never been more important that we stick together and take care of each other,” “I Give You Power” never mentions the president by name. It does, however, repeat: “I give you power / I can take it away / Watch me,” in an eerie call-and-response mantra. The band’s upcoming fifth album will be out in 2017. Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win’s younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band’s current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, frequent collaborator Owen Pallett, two additional percussionists, Diol Edmond and Tiwill Duprate, and saxophonists Matt Bauder and Stuart Bogie. Founded in 2001 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu, the band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral. Their second studio album, Neon Bible, won them the 2008 Meteor Music Award for Best International Album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Their third studio album, The Suburbs, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. It was the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year, the 2011 Juno Award for Album of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album. In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor. All four of their studio albums have received nominations for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy. The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesizer, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy, and takes most of these instruments on tour; the multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows.

10:08 – Have you been a guest on Wednesday MidDay Medley?

In the last 12 months Wednesday MidDay Medley has interviewed nearly 200 guests:

Britt Adair, Duncan Burnett, Promise Clutter, Chris Meck, Not Sisters (Jen Appell & Kristina Ning), Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, Mirina Landry, Victor & Penny (Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling), Judy Mills, Stephonne Singleton, Jamie Searle, Patrick Alexander, Cody Kaul, Riala (Nick Turner, Kalo Hoyle, Morgan Greenwood), Nathan Reusch, Chris Haghirian, Joshua Allen, Steve Rector, Sterling Witt, The Uncouth (CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, Steve Gardels) Chico Sierra, American Slim (Nathan Jurries, Patrick Newland, Jacob Newland, Mikala Petillo), Nedra Dixon & Andrew Parkhurst, IVØRY BLACK & Keenan Franklin, John Nobles & John Scott, Nate Bowman, Desmond Mason, Perry Holliday, Derick Cunigan, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Jessica Paige, Ron Megee, Jorge Arana Trio (Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, Jason Nash), Marion Merritt, Sondra Freeman, Rae Fitzgerald, Allison Banks, My Oh My! (A.M. Merker, Stephen Berry, Grant Buell, Melissa Geffert & Stephanie Gaumé),The Matchsellers (Julie Bates & Andrew Morris), Don Simon, Megan Slankard, Kristen Ford, SONiA disappear fear, Betse & Clarke (Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt), Nicholas St. James, The Jellyman’s Daughter (Graham Coe & Emily Kelly), Be/Non (Brodie Rush, John Huff), Brenton Cook, Poet Jen Harris, Pat Fischer, Freebo, Cat Mahari & Hermon Mehari, Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer, John Rensenhouse, Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen, Sara Glass & C Woods, Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are, Michelle Bacon, Doby Watson & Margo May, Wendy Scott, Pink Royal (Dylan James Guthrie, Josh Dorrell, & Alex Hartmann), Bill Sundahl, Calvin Arsenia, Fally Afani, Beth Bryd, Patrick Rippeto, Diane Hightower, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type (Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, & Matt Kosinski), Bill Svoboda, Joelle St. Pierre, Anson The Ornery, The Sexy Accident (Jesse Kates, Jamie Lin), Maggie Henehan, Shaun Crowley, Nico Gray, Ryan Wilkes, Joy Baker, Krystle Warren, Ben Grimes, Ian Michael Flanagan Johnson, AJ Young, The Ovaries-eez (Amber Hansen, Johni Lacore & Monica George), Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Adriana Nikole, Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band (Brian James, Preston Ott, Phil Spencer), Rick Malsick, Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser, Katy Guillen & The Girls (Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, & Stephanie Williams), HMPH! (Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, & Dee Mac), Jerad Tomasino, Til Willis, Jody Hendrix, The Philistines (Kimmie Queen, Cody Wyoming, Rod Peal, Michelle Bacon, Josh Mobley & Steve Gardels), Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jenny Mendez, Chato Villalobos, Miguel Morales, Philip blue owl Hooser, Barry Lee, & Whitney Boyd, Simone Briand, Emma Carter, Mackenzie Goodwin, Vigthor Zophoniasson & Lauren Braton, Salar Rajabnick, Tim Finn, Barbara Eubank, Samn Wright, Caitlin Jemma & Bart Budwig, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, David Wayne Reed, Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber, Crystal Clayton, Howard Iceberg, Instant Karma (Cole Bales & Cody Calhoun), Steven Tulipana, Zachary Van Benthusen, Kyle Dahlquist, Jennifer McCartney & Autumn McCartney, Amy Farrand, Vanessa Severo, Krysztof Nemeth, Amy Marcus, Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe.

10:15 – Folk Alliance International Conference + KC Folk Festival

4. Billy Bragg – “I Ain’t Got No Home”
from: Tooth & Nail / Cooking Vinyl / May 17, 2013
[This song was made popular by Woody Guthrie. It was based on the old gospel song known variously as “Can’t Feel at Home” or “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a version of which was recorded by the Carter Family in 1931. Recorded in five days at the home studio of musician/producer Joe Henry in South Pasadena. Tooth & Nail features 11 original songs, including one written for the Bush Theatre and this Woody Guthrie cover. Stylistically, it continued to explore genres of Americana and Alternative country, a natural progression since Mermaid Avenue Stephen William “Billy” Bragg (born 20 December 1957) is an English singer, songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centered on bringing about change and getting the younger generation involved in activist causes.]

[Billy Bragg is the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Speaking on Saturday, February 18, at 4:00 pm in Century C, at Westin Crown Center.]

[Billy Bragg plays the Kansas City Folk Music Festival, Sunday, February 19, at 4:00 pm in Century C, at Westin Crown Center.]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Constellation”
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, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

6. Betse & Clarke – “Calico”
from: River Still Rise / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Full-length debut album, from folk duo, Betse & Clarke. Betse Ellis on fiddles, violins, viola & vocals and Clarke Wyatt on banjos and cello. Recorded during the Winter-Spring of 2016. Produced by Clarke Wyatt and Betse Ellis. Recorded and mixed by Clarke Wyatt. Final mix assistance from Chad Meise at Massive Sound. “River Still Rise,” is a collection of originals and reworked traditional compositions that are presented “to be enjoyed as a musical adventure, much like the river exploration of the famous duo Lewis & Clark, an inspiration for the band’s name.” Betse Ellis writes in the extended liner notes: “The phrase River Still Rise appears in the journals of Meriwether Lewis, and to me, most notably when the Corps of Discovery readied their boats and supplies for the beginning of their river journey. Documenting all the details of the excursion included aspects of the weather, the general demeanor or specific behavior of the crew, and most certainly the level of the river. The river needed to be high enough to be navigable, and in that way, Clarke and I have been putting together our gear and supplies, building our boat, and watching the weather signs for about a year and a half at this point. We made this recording at home with the best gear we could acquire, and with Clarke’s long-built engineering and producing knowledge.”]

[Betse & Clarke play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15 pm, at Westin Crown Cwenter in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

10:26 – Wednesday MidDay Medley has a mission to mix it well before serving.

We like to mix area recordings with new critically acclaimed “national” releases. We like to mix together different genres of music: Psychedelic, Jazz, Indie Rock, Folk, Classical, Hip Hop, Country, Blues, Pop, Electronic, Latin, and more. Music without walls

We take great care, each week, to create an original, multicultural, multigenerational, medley of new musical releases, and timely special guests, in a two hour sound-collage of lyrics and vibrations and informational interviews and live performances. We are more than just a radio show, we are part of the area music community. For three years we have hosted the Wednesday MidDay Medley’s – 90.1 FM Showcase at Middle of The Map Fest, we have co-emceed Apocalypse Meow at Knuckleheads, and the main stage at Crossroads Music Fest. We have documented the MidCoast Music Scene through our radio show, our Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter, You Tube, and WordPress sites. At http://www.wednesdaymiddaymedley.org you can find our playlists from the last eight years.

10:33 – Underwriting

10:35 – Interview with Jennifer McCartney

Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, and single mom, and the founder of Kansas City Heroes, a group she formed in 2015, with her daughter, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged. Jennifer and her 13 year old daughter Autumn recently traveled to Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, on January 21, with over 500,000 people, and millions more, in sister marches, in over 600 cities around the world, all marching for the protection of civil rights, affordable health care, public education, equality, the environment, women’s safety.

Jennifer and Autumn went to the Woman’s March on Washington to show our new government leaders that we will not tolerate any kind of hate for our fellow countrymen and women. They say they “will stand and fight.”

500,000 to a million people at Women’s March on Washington, combined with huge marches in Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and 600 other cities around the world, have led to almost daily protests.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. The

The March was designed to send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights.

Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, who now works as IT/Database Specialist. Jennifer started the group, Kansas City Heroes, with her daughter Autumn, in 2015, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged. Kansas City Heroes provides furnishings, food, and essentials to people in need. They have cleaned houses, mowed yards, and provided helpful acts of compassion.

Autumn McCartney, is Jennifer’s 13 year old daughter, and co-founder of KC Heroes. Autumn is an 8th grader at Grain Valley North Middle School, in Grain Valley, Missouri.

Jennifer McCartney currently works as a Data and Quality Improvement Specialist at Rainbow Services Inc

Jennifer McCartney has said that, “I always wanted to help others in need but I never had the money to do it so I came up with Kansas City Heroes.”

Jennifer told us, “You don’t have to have money to do the things we do for people.”

Jennifer has experienced prejudice and homophobia being a lesbian, and single mom has been rough and with all the hateful politics lately it has gotten rougher.

Jennifer told us that Kansas City Heroes treats everyone with respect and compassion and we are growing quickly. My motto is “ Be blessed by blessing others.” They are currently working to create a not-for-profit status for the organization.

Kansas City Heroes is on Facebook. For ongoing information about Women’s March on Washington you can visit: http://www.womensmarch.com

10:45

7. case/lang/veirs – “People Have the Power”
from: People Have The Power – Single / case-lang-veirs / January 20, 2017
[The supergroup of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs have been performing their version of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” since last summer. The trio have decided to release a live version in support of the Women’s March on Washington. “We hope Patti’s message resonates with you as you march in solidarity this weekend, and during the next 4 years,” they explained in a message. The song’s cover art adopts the logo of the Women’s March on Washington with their own likenesses in the layered silhouette profiles. The band released the song through their Instagram account. Several years ago k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs on a whim. It read simply, “I think we should make a record together.” Though the three musicians were barely more than acquaintances “Laura and I both responded immediately,” recalls Case. “There was no question.” ‘case/lang/veirs,’ was released June 14m 2016 from Anti- Records. This new album by three phenomenal, self-driven artists was released with an extensive tour. ‘case/lang/veirs’ features 14 new, original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. It was recorded in Portland, OR where lang and Veirs both live, and produced by Tucker Martine with the group. Sessions commenced in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, and in Veirs’ dining room and backyard studio. ‘case/lang/veirs’ draws inspiration from alluring, mysterious subjects: a supermoon, the tumbledown story of 70s singer Judee Sill, and the “best kept secret” in Silver Lake, to name but three.]

8. Timbers – “Take, Take”
from: Live at The BRC (Madison EP) / case-lang-veirs / January 10, 2015
[Performed live at BRC. Limited release for Madison Presents. Timbers includes: Aaron Mitchum on guitar & lead vocals; Abigail Jones on banjo, guitar & vocals; Devon Teran on guitar, lap and pedal steel guitar, & dobro; Riley Taylor on upright bass & electric bass; and Nate Lewis on drums. Recorded at BRC in Kansas City, KS. Tracking: Braulio Hernandez-Hedges. Mixing and Mastering: Alex Chapman]

[Timbers plays The Tank Room Saturday February 4, with My Oh My! and Of Tree.]

10:59 – Station ID

9. Catch 22 – “Stomping Ground – Feat. Joe Good”
from: Rumpus – In These Horns of Mine / Records DK / September 2, 2016
[CATCH 22 is a collaboration of Kansas City based hip hop producers: JKR70, Trystyl, and Icy Roc who’ve created music inspired by the artwork of D. Ross aka “Scribe” know for his graffiti and murals and his character Rumpus and the stories behind this illustrated character. Every single record is a different color. No two are the same!! Includes a 36 page comic book that was inspired by the music. Illustrated by graffiti muralist master “Scribe”. The album is described as, ”A little bit of hip hop, rock and everything in between.” The collaborating producers JKR70, Trystyl, and Icy Roc based their musical creations off of Scribe’s character Rumpus. The album flows like a movie soundtrack behind the art. There are several guest appearances. ”Scribe” D.Ross is the Resident Artist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, KC. He is a Muralist, Gallerist, Illustrator, Author of The Scribble Squad. More info at: http://scribeswalk.com.%5D

10. 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.]

[Erica Joy plays an EP release for Erica Joy, Introduction, Friday, February 3, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, with for the first time backed by a full band composed of Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on rhythm guitar, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Stephanie Williams on drums.]

11:05 – Wednesday MidDay Medley Shines A Light!

In just this past year, we’ve featured segments shining a light on: Charlotte Street Foundation’s Open Studios, Spinning Tree Theatre, Charlie Parker Celebration, Middle of The Map Fest, American Jazz Museum, The Green Lady Lounge, KC Fringe Theatre Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, Midwest Music Foundation and the MidCoast Takeover, Record Store Day, Mudstomp Records, Folk Alliance International Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , The Living Room Theatre, Late Night Theatre, Lawrence Field Day Fest, I Heart Local Music, High Dive Records, 31st & Brklyn, KC Physical Theatre Fest, Kansas City Pride Fest, Girls Rock! and the Annual Girls Rock! Camp, Manor Fest, Westport Roots Festival, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Mattie Rhoades Gallery, Apocalypse Meow, The Buffalo Room, Standing Rock, Egads Theatre, Union Station, Outer Reaches Festival, Plaza Art Fair, No Wave Fest, Haymaker Records, Johnson County Performing Arts Series, The Pop Poetry Series at Prospero’s Books, Datura Records, Center of The City Fest, Too Much Rock, Crossroads Summer Block Party, Shelf Life, Kansans Against Campus Carry, Kansas Interfaith Action, Like Me Lighthouse, The Lesbian & gay Film Festival, Uptown Arts Bar, Women’s March on Washington, The Band That Fell To Earth A Tribute To David Bowie, Rose Brooks Center, KC Refugees, The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, Artist Inc., and more…

11:12

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

[False Brother play Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, Friday, February 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club – All Ages.]

11:15 – Interview with Aaron Rhodes

Aaron Rhodes is a busy guy, he serves as Editor-in-chief at The Campus Ledger, the student newspaper for Johnson County Community College, where he is also going to school. Aaron Rhodes is also the owner and Editor-in-chief, of Shuttlecock Music Magazine, that he launched in 2015, to feature in-depth coverage of new and VERY emerging music from Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Aaron joins us to talk about Shuttlecock Music Magazine and the Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003 – Friday, February 17, at Mills Record Company featuring: Sahvannes, False Brother, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club. We’ll also play new music from Rory Fresco who plays The Granada Theater in Lawrence, Friday Feb 3.

Aaron Rhodes Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Aaron grew up in Olathe, Kansas and just recently celebrated his 20th Birthday. He started listening to music and following the local music scene when he was in middle school, He also mentioned the 90.1 FM KKFI radio show, KCDIY, heard Monday nights at Midnight, as one of the shows that has influenced him.

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

Shuttlecock has also released a physical photo zine and hosted several free showcases featuring local artists performing at Mills Record Company.

The Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, is Friday, February 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, False Brother and Dead Dads Club. – All Ages. More information at: http://www.shuttlecockmusic.com

11:27

12. Rory Fresco – “LowKey (feat. G-Easy)”
from: LowKey (Feat. G-Easy) – Single / Epic Records / December 7, 2016
[Kansas City based, 19 year old Rory Fresco was born Terrell Johnson Jr. A SoundCloud algorithm randomly selected his song “Lowkey” to play directly after a new single from Kanye West. The track went for a few thousand plays to millions of listeners and got a record deal with Epic a division of Sony Music. LowKey was produced in his father’s basement and now he is collaborating with working with L.A. Reid, Fonzworth Bentley and Timbaland on a debut studio album. He told Aaron Randle in a Kansas City Star that, “Meeting and working with Timbaland has been surreal,” “I can feel my soundscapes becoming bigger, crazier.” His latest release, “Mad World,” contains the single, “On the Couch.”]

[Rory Fresco plays The Granada in Lawrence, Friday, February 3, opening for Rich The Kid and Aaron Alexander.]

11:32 – Underwriting

11:34 – 90.1 FM KKFI, now, more than ever.

Now, more than ever, Independent, Community Media is important for our world. We are here to listen to you, and share your concerns, and offer resources, and community activities and information. Along with our stellar National Public Affairs shows like Democracy Now, and Workers Independent News, we also offer more locally produced public affairs programs than anywhere eles on the dial, TV or radio. We offer programs specifically produced for the LGBTQIA communities, Women’s Issues, Native American News & Culture, and more.

Just remember what you don’t have to hear when you are tuned to 90.1 FM KKFI!

No Commercials. No automated robot playing the same 40 to 100 songs in a “rotation” based on a formula of one person, who programs the robot.

90.1 offers nearly 100 different radio programs. 80 of those programs are locally produced, and hosted and engineered by over 100 different people, who create content, and personally handcraft each show. There are over 135 hours each week of locally produced handcrafted programs. You will not find this anywhere else on your radio dial. It is very special. Not only do we bring the most diverse and unfiltered news and information, but our musical playlist is so very much deeper, and more comprehensive, than any other radio station in town. In one week you will hear over 2000 different songs played, as well as voices from the hundreds of KKFI volunteers and the hundreds of guests who visit out midtown studios to share their stories. How much is this worth to you?

11:41

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

14. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “The Load“
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with their longtime engineer Duane Trower, the band supplemented guitar, vocal and percussive layers; auxiliary instrumentation from blues pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (Danielle Nicole Band) and jazz trombonist Ryan Heinlein (The Project H); production from Paul Malinowski; and mastering at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky. Katy Guillen & the Girls hometown release of “Heavy Days” on May 21 at Knuckleheads. Katy Guillen & The Gilrs joined us live on WMM on May 4.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play Knuckleheads, on Saturday, February 4, 8:00 PM with Violet & The Undercurrents.]

11:48 – 90.1 is my comfort, my special companion

KKFI offers 24-7 programming, and YOU (the listener), basically get all of this amazing programming for “free.” I, for one, love that I can turn on my radio, or computer device, and tune into the 90.1 FM’s 100,000 watt, crystal-clear signal, and hear the music, information, news, entertainment, events, and stories, that I really cannot find anywhere else. 90.1 is my comfort, my special companion, my diverse friend, introducing me to all kinds of new & local music, as well as the news & information without the intrusion of commercials. It is radio brought to YOU by real people, who create these shows out of love, and are guided by KKFI’s noble mission that “seeks to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals and groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.”

Driving in your car, at the office, at the gym, in your garage, in your cubicle, in your art space, on your iPod, at your construction site, in your kitchen, in your barn, YOU can take 90.1 with you, as your companion. 90.1 FM is generally a good date. Good for a few laughs, fun to dance with, always interested in good conversation. Isn’t 90.1 FM KKFI worth a few dollars a day, or a week? So many people tune in to kkfi.org everyday, but studies show, that less than 10 percent actually donate to keep this miracle of broadcasting alive. Your support means that you will help bring this programming to folks who could not donate at this time, for whatever the reason.

This is your chance to put your money where your ears are. Please help keep, at least this part of our public airwaves, alive for our public to enjoy, free from commercials, free from religious sermonizing, free from extremely conservative and slanted right wing “talk radio” and free from corporately “owned and cloned” robotic affiliates that play the same 15 songs everyday at the same time. YOU deserve better. YOU deserve radio that really reflects our great city, and tells the story of our great music scene, and performing arts scene, and labor rights, and women’s issues, and LBGT information, and programming specifically produced for Latinos and African Americans, working people, Jazz lovers. Support the free-form spirit that is 90.1 FM KKFI!

Thank you to everyone who called in!

11:57

15. dead dads club – “iron pilz”
from: DEAD DAD MONEY / Independent / January 27, 2017
[Dead Dads Club is Kansas City based musician and songwriter Riff Randell.]

[dead dads club play Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, Friday, Feb 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, and False Brother – All Ages.]

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

Next week on February 8, we bring you part two of Wednesday MiDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound. Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock will be here to premier the B-Side of the new Too Much Rock single release! Plus, Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine will join us to share the details about the next Sound Machine, February 10, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal.

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

Show #667

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound with Betse Ellis & Marion Merritt

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, February 1, 2017

Public Art is Beautiful!

Public Art is Beautiful!

“The MidCoast Sound”
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt
+ Jennifer McCartney & The Women’s March on Washington
+ Aaron Rhoades & Shuttlecock Music Magazine

Wednesday MidDay Medley plays “The MidCoast Sound” from: Katy Guillen & The Girls, Krystle Warren, Catch 22 feat. Joe Good, Erica Joy, Timbers, False Brother, and Dead Dads Club. We’ll also feature music from: Betse & Clarke, Calvin Arsenia, and Billy Bragg who are playing Folk Alliance International Conference on February 15 – 19 at Westin Crown Center and the Kansas City Folk Festival Sunday, Feb 19. We’ll also play new music from Rory Fresco, Case/Lang/Veirs, Arcade Fire feat. Mavis Staples, and Boss Hog.

Betse Ellis, critically acclaimed fiddler, singer, and songwriter, who performs with Clarke Wyatt as Betse & Clarke joins us for the entire show! Marion Merritt, longtime contributor to Wednesday MidDay Medley, owner of Records With Merritt, also join us to encourage our diverse and loyal listeners to call 888-931-0901, to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio.

At 10:30, Jennifer McCartney returns to report on the Women’s March on Washington, she attended with her daughter Autumn, on Sunday, January 21, 2017, where over 500,000 women united in solidarity for the protection of rights, safety, health, and families in our nation’s capitol, along with millions of people in over 600 cities around the world. More info at: http://www.womensmarch.com Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, and single mom, and the founder of Kansas City Heroes, formed in 2015 to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged.

At 11:15, Mark talks with Aaron Rhodes, Editor of Shuttlecock Music Magazine about the Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003 – Friday, February 17, at Mills Record Company featuring four, young Kansas City acts: Sahvannes, False Brother, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club. We’ll also play new music from Rory Fresco who plays The Granada Theater in Lawrence, Friday Feb 3.

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Show #667