#406 – February 1, 2012 Playlist

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New & Local Releases + The Sexy Accident
+ Lisa Jo Sagolla & “Rock ‘N’ Roll Dances of the 1950s”

1. Capybara – “Neighbor Crimes”
from: Dave Drusky / The Record Machine / February 7, 2012
[Lifelong friends Mark Harrison, Jared Horne, Darin Seal, and Joel Wrolstad formed Capybara in January, of 2009, since then they signed up with The Record Machine, released their debut recording “Try Brother” to critical acclaim, went on a 44 city tour, made a fan out of film maker Spike Jonze, recorded the soundtrack for the Independent film “One Two Many Mornings,” backed up Daniel Johnston at last year’s Middle of The Map Festival, and now are set to release “Dave Drusky.”]

2. The Cave Girls – “I Said Wow!”
from: The Cave Girls / Cave Out Records / February 4, 2012
[Robin Campbell, Sara Teasley, and Stephanie Williams are The Cave Girls. Their debut Release was Produced by Pat Tomek at Largely Studios in Kansas City. The Cave Girls will have a CD Release show this Saturday night, February 4, at 9:30 at The Brick with special guests The I’ms and Thee Devotion.]

3. John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons– “Blood Line”
from: Don’t Let Me Stay / Lakeshore Records / March 13, 2012
[John Velghe – vox, guitars, keyboards. The Prodigal Sons: Mike Alexander – guitar, mandolin, backing vocals; Chris Wagner – bass, backing vocals; GoGo Ray – drum set; Hermon Mehari – trumpet; Sam Hughes – saxophone; Mike Walker – trombone. With: Kirsten Paludan – vocals; James Mitchell – cello; Whitney Williamson – violin; Catherine Root – violin. John Velghe will be our guest on Mar. 21, to talk about the new record and play a few songs LIVE. John will be concert at The recordBar, Feb 10, w/ 7-piece, “The Prodigal Sons.” “Don’t Let Me Stay” will have a special release concert, Mar. 24, at The Record Bar that’ll include an 11 piece ensemble, including string players and a horn section.]


4. The B’Dinas – “Mr. Postman, Please”
from: Morning Party / Independent / Feb. 25, 2012
[Winner of Audience Favorite on the Electric Stage at the HRC Battle of The Bands, this past Sunday January 15. The B’Dinas will perform at a special CD Release concert for their new 6 song EP, on Saturday, February 25 at Czar.]

5. Dream Wolf – “Water is Full of Lead”
from: Learn To Survive / Independent / January 2011
[Christian Tady – Electric Guitar, Tess Jehle – Drums, Megan Zander – Vocals, Katelyn Boone – Keyboards, Brent Jamison – Bass. Dream Wolf play The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO Friday night, February 3 with The Brannock Device, and Jorge Arana Trio.]

6. The I’ms – “Keeps Me On My Toes”
from: Second MIXES / Independent / 2011
[from their Facebook Page – Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, Konnor Ervin. Konner & Kyle also play with The ACB’s. The I’ms will be playing at The Cave Girls CD Release show this Saturday night, February 4, at 9:30 at The Brick also with Thee Devotion.]

7. Bill Hailey & His Comets– “Rock Around The Clock”
from: ’50s Songs Vol. 1 / Old Gold Media / 2009
[Recorded in Philadelphia, April 12, 1954, for Decca Records, with producer Milt Gabler, who had produced Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday. The song was recorded the same month that Atlantic Records issued Big Joe Turner’s “Shake Rattle and Roll.” A slightly different version of the song was used in the soundtrack to the film “Blackboard Jungle,” over the film’s opening credits, as well as in the first scene, in an instrumental version in the middle of the film, and at the close of the movie. The record had been released a year earlier, but after bthe film’s release, “Rock Around the Clock” reached #1 on the Billboard charts, and remained there for 8 weeks. The music also led to a huge teenage audience for the film, and their exuberant response to it sometimes overflowed into violence and vandalism at screenings. The film has been seen as marking the start of a period of visible teenage rebellion.]

10:30 – Interview with Lia Jo Sagolla

New York City based Lisa Jo Sagolla is the author of “The Girl Who Fell Down: A Biography of Joan McCracken.” She is a columnist and critic for Backstage Magazine and The Kansas City Star. She teaches at Columbia University and works as an educational consultant for K-12 arts programs. Lisa Jo has choreographed more than 170 Off-Broadway, regional, summer stock, and university productions. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College. Lisa Jo joins us to discuss her new book: “Rock ‘N’ Roll Dances of the 1950s,” published by Greenwood Books, as part of The American Dance Floor series.

Lisa Jo Sagolla describes Rock ‘N’ Roll in the first paragraph of her book as, “a hybrid composed of elements of three strands of American music: Pop, Country and Western, and Rhythm and Blues. All three were Adult-oriented forms popular in the early 1950s.” Individually they appealed to adults, but as a hybrid the music was linked to a growing youth movement.

We talked with Lisa Jo about how, on the surface, the 1950’s seemed like a quiet decade, “Father Knows Best,” “Ozzy and Harriet,” but if you scratch the surface, you can see a volatile movement simmering. Rock ‘N’ Roll really was subversive? It subverted racial segregation.

Lisa Jo writes how Rock ‘N’ Roll records skyrocketed with “Shock Speed” and how new 1950’s Technology: The Transistor Radio propelled the movement.

Lisa Jo writes about how Rock ‘N” Roll was a savior of radio, a medium that embraced the new music and found new audiences, and new marketing demographics. Disc Jockey’s like Alan Freed became superstars in their own way.

While radio fueled the revolution, it was also in film where Rock “N’ Roll took root in our culture. Lisa Jo watched a lot of those early films from the 1950s. While there are those that are more respected, like “Blackboard Jungle,” there were many others where the music was used more as a devise.

Lisa Jo writes about the revival of the 50’s Culture that came in the late 1970s with “American Grafitti,” “Happy Days,” “Grease,” and into the 1980s with “Hairspray” and the films of John Waters. This revival seemed more authentic to the time period.

Television eventually got on board with dance programs, many locally produced and some, like American Bandstand, that introduced the dances of the time, to millions of viewers.

American Bandstand came out of Philadelphia, the same city where “Rock Around the Clock” was recorded. Philly had it’s own “Dancing Style.” Lisa Jo grew up in Philadelphia, and she talked about how what eventually ended up on American Bandstand was a dance that most likely came out of the streets of Philadelphia. She discussed how the African American kids were doing these dances in the streets, and they were adopted by the white kids.

The dances were a reflection of our culture at that time.

The Jitterbug, The Hand Jive, The Madison, The Bop, The Stroll,

The Slop, The Walk, The Circle Dance, the Twist

Lisa Jo also discussed how American Bandstand, was the first “reality show” ever.

You can read Lisa Jo Sagolla’s columns in Backstage Magazine. She is the author of “The Girl Who Fell Down: A Biography of Joan McCracken.” Her new book “Rock ‘N’ Roll Dances of the 1950s,” was published by Greenwood Books, as part of The American Dance Floor Series and is available at all fine bookstores everywhere or you can visit http://www.abc-clio.com for a complete list of titles.


8. Grand Marquis – “The Jungle”
from: The Sun Session / Grand Marquis / Jan. 13, 2012
[Recorded live, February 1, 2011 at Sun Studio, 706 Union Avenue, in Memphis Tennessee. This song is on their CD plus their limited edition 2 song 7 inch single on vinyl. Bryan Redmond – lead vocals, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; Chad Boydston – trumpet, backing vocals; Ryan Wurtz – guitar; Ben Ruth – upright bass, sousaphone, backing vocals; Lisa Mckenzie – drums, washboard.]

9. The Latenight Callers – “Electric Park”
from: Easy Virtues / TLNC / 2012
[TLNC were originally formed in Lawrence by baritone guitarist, Krysztof Nemeth, and vocalist Julie Berndsen, With the addition of Guitarist Ellen O’Hayer, Bassist Gavin Mac, and Nick Combs on keyboards TLNC have become a KC Band known for their enchanting live performances. The band hosts a CD Release Party, Sat, Feb 25, at The Beaumont Club. W/ Federation of Horsepower, American Catastrophe, The Delighted, & Voler Aerial Arts.]

10. Richard Burgess – “Misery is Company”
from: Midwestern Wind / Independent / to be released sometime in 2012
[Richard Burgess played live on our show, several years ago, as bass player with the KC band Expassionates. Richard passed on to us tracks from his new project, to play on the show. These are not the final mixes. Richard tells us that in a few weeks, his 12 new tracks will go to Nashville, for mastering.]

11:00 – Middle of The Map Festival Announcement!

Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest is April 5-7, with over 80 Bands, at 8 Venues, at 10 Stages, in 3 Days.

The 2012 line-up will feature:

Friends – from Brooklyn.

Chad Valley – Electronica (a.ka. Hugo Manuel) from Oxford, England.

Baby Teardrops – from KC and NYC,

Saintseneca – folk band from Columbus, Ohio.

Neon Indian, – Indie electronica from Denton, TX and Mexican-born Alan Palomo

Phantasmagoria – electro-rock/pop duo from Detroit Michigan

Jonquil – 4 piece band from Oxford England fronted by Hugo Manuel

Mr. Gnome – gritty, space-psychedelia duo from Cleveland, Ohio.

Nerves Junior – 4 piece indie rock band from Louisville, Kentucky

Keep Shelly In Athens – electronic / downtempo band from Athens, GA

A Lull – Indie Rock from Chicago

fun. – indie pop band from New York, New York

Beacon – Electronica from Brooklyn, NYC

Also featuring:
Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Murder by Death, El Ten Eleven, White Denim, Deastro, Coalesce, Hooray for Earth, Acid Mothers Temple, Casket Lottery, The Life and Times, Owen, Elite Gymnastics, Gold Motel, Capybara, Cowboy Indian Bear, Soft Reeds, Molly McGuire, Reflector, Minus Story, The Esoteric, Season To Risk, Hospital Ships, Broncho, Ad Astra Arkestra, Thee Water MoccaSins, Deadringers, La Guerre, Motorboater, Everyday/Everynight, Maps For Travelers, Spirit Is The Spirit, Max Justus, Sam Billen, Believers, Akkilles, Beau Jennings, Christopher Paul Stelling, Sleepy Kitty and Unicycle Loves You.

Record Bar, Riot Room, Beaumont Club, Union, Gusto Lounge, Firefly Lounge, McCoys’s, Westport Coffeehouse

For more info:

11. Friends – “Friend Crush”
from: (Single) / Lucky Number / Mar. 21, 2011
[Debut single of Brooklyn band, fronted by Samantha Urbani. Appearing at this year’s Middle of The Map Festival, to be held April 5 – 7.]

12. Malachy Papers with Earl Harvin – “Brilliant Corners”
from: Malachy Papers with Earl Harvin / Reap and Sow / 2005
[a track written by Thelonious Monk, featuring Mark Southerland on horns, Mike Dillon on vibraphone, Johnny Hamil on Bass, and Earl Harvin on Drum Kit &Tiympani. Recorded in Dec. of 2004. Mike Dillon appearing w/ New Orleans sensation Yojimbo and The Malachy Papers play The Brick, TONIGHT, Feb. at 8:00. Tomorrow night, Thurs, Feb. 2, Mike Dillon, w/ Snuff Jazz & Jeff Harshbarger play Grunauer, 101 W 22nd, KCMO.]

Sneaky Creeps, Andrew Erdrich and Max Crutcher at The Spray Booth Gallery, Friday, February 3, 1212

14. Sneaky Creeps – “Spoiled”
from: The Thin Man Wigs Out / Independent / Jan. 8, 2012
[The 2nd EP from band formed by, friends who met while going to KCAI.featuring: Max Cruthcher on Drums and Yell/Talk, and Andrew Erdrich on Guitar and Yell/Talk. The Sneaky Creeps EP Release show, this Friday, February 3, at 10:00 PM, at Harling’s, 3941 Main, KCMO, with Mosquito Bandito, Dormant Whelm, and Witch and Hare.]

11:14 – Underwriting

11:15 – Interview with Jesse Kates and Camry Ivory from The Sexy Accident

13. The Sexy Accident – “You’re Not Alone”
from: You’re Not Alone (EP) / The Sexy Accident / Jan 1, 2012
[The Sexy Accident – EP Release – All Ages – Early Show, is Friday, February 3, at 7:00 PM, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. KCMO. Samantha Clemons opens the show at 7:00 PM, The Sexy Accident goes oat 8:00 PM For more information you can visit: sexyaccident.com.]

“You’re Not Alone” was recorded at The Westend Studios in Kansas City.

Since 2005 T.S.A. has released 3 full-length and 3 EPs.

The current line includes: Jesse Kates, Daniel Torrence, Camry Ivory, and Michael Young.

Jesse mailed out the “You’re Not Alone” EP and press releases to about 250 journalists this week.

The Sexy Accident has already recorded your next full-length record: “Under Summer Stars.”

“I’m Just Trying To Help (Me Like You)” is a track co-written by Jesse and Camry


14. The Sexy Accident – “I’m Just Trying To Help (Me Like You)”
from: You’re Not Alone (EP) / The Sexy Accident / Jan 1, 2012
[The Sexy Accident – EP Release – All Ages – Early Show, is Friday, February 3, at 7:00 PM, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. KCMO. Samantha Clemons opens the show at 7:00 PM, The Sexy Accident goes oat 8:00 PM For more information you can visit: sexyaccident.com.]


Future shows:

Thurs, Feb 9, at 8:00 pm, at The Brick – Camry & Jesse play the Songwriter’s Forum

Thursday, March 8, at 9:00pm, at The Drop – Camry & Jesse

Sun, Mar. 25, at 2:00pm, at Cowtown Mallroom – Camry & Jesse, full-length sneak preview

The Sexy Accident, and will be in concert this Fri, Feb 3, at 7:00 PM, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. w/ Samantha Clemons.


16. Elaine McMilian – “Get Away”
from: The Messenger / Independent / July 22, 2011
[Elaine McMilian grew up in Independence, and graduated High School in 1973. She went to college as a vocal music major, but left after her first year to get married and start a family. In her mid thirties she went back to college a UMKC where she met Christian Hankel, who introduced her to a whole new generation of musicians in KC. Elaine has performed in and around KC for almost 20 years as a solo artist and in bands. Elaine will be in concert at Good Juju on Friday, February 3, from 6 to 8, and thenshe be with Brannock Device later that night at The Brick, with Dream Wolf.]

17. The Caves – “bad astronomy”
from: 5 Songs From The Caves / Independent / 2010
[KC based: Andrew Ashby on Guitar & Voice, David Gaumé on Bass, Elizabeth Bohannon on Keyboards, Percussion & Voice, Jake Cardwell on Drums & Percussion. Andrew Ashby, sent us a new track that’ll be part of upcoming release “Duplexiaville” available this Spring on Golden Sound Records. Andrew Ashby also reports to us that this week The Caves are recording a new song for a compilation of KC/Lawrence bands due out for Record Store Day. The Caves will be in concert this February 6, at the recordBar.]

18. Elsa Rae– “Don’t Move To Minnesota”
from: Plays Tiny Instruments / Independent / August 16, 2011
[Recorded at Cathouse Studios in August, 2011. All songs recorded and mixed by Mike Dresch. All songs written and performed by Elsa Rae. Elsa Rae will perform in the Indie Hit Makers Music Showcase, 7:00 – 9:30PM, at Czar Bar 1531 Grand Blvd KCMO ]


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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

Sources for Notes: Artist’s websites noted above and wikipedia.org

Show #406

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