#421 – May 16, 2012 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New & Local Releases +
Patrick Alexander & Urban Culture Project’s Open Studios Weekend
+ Guest DJ Mark Titus

1. Be / Non – “A Mountain of Yeses” (Vinyl)
from: A Mountain of Yeses / Unipegadong / 2009
[Released on vinyl May 15. Features Brodie Rush – VOX, GUITAR, SYNTH, Ben Ruth – BASS, VOX, SYNTH, Jeremiah James – GUITAR, VOX, PERCUSSION, SYNTH, Ryan Shank – DRUMS, IPOD, SEX APPEAL, “yeahs” and “bom-bom-boms.” ]

[Be/Non, Monta At Odds, Mr.Marco’s V7, Expo `70, and 25 other bands play Psychfest, at FOKL, 5th & Central in KCK, Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20.]

2. Xiu Xiu – “Honeysuckle”
from: Always / Polyvinyl / Feb. 28, 2012
[Originally from San Jose, California. The band is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart, who has been its only constant member since its inception in 2002. His current bandmate is Angela Seo. The band’s name is taken from the 1998 Chinese film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl.]

[Xiu Xiu plays The Jackpot in Lawrence, Tuesday, May 22, with Dirty Beaches.]

3. Amy Farrand – “Holding Time”
from: Amy Farrand (hearts) You / Independent / 2012
[Betse Ellis on violin. Recorded and Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights and measures Sound Lab.]

[Amy Farrand’s “Weirdo Wednesday Supper Club happens every Wednesday night at Davey’s Uptown, Amy Farrand plays The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Mon, May 21 w/ The Shandies, Grenadine, & Blondi Brunetti.]

4. Monta At Odds – “Styrofoil”
from: Fuoco Infernale / Upstairs Recordings (Canada) / 2010
[4th album and 1st with Upstairs Recordings. Monta At Odds’ main men, brothers Dedric & Delaney Moore, work with ambient textures, vintage keyboards in states of disrepair, guitars, melodic bass, and a variety of other found instruments that create their “technicolor sound.” Constructed to include diverse elements of detailed beats, quiet sparseness, Bollywood funk, Italian ‘60s cinema and out there jazz.]

[Monta At Odds, Be/Non, Mr.Marco’s V7, Expo `70, and 25 other bands play Psychfest, at FOKL, 5th & Central in KCK, Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20.]

5. Mariachi El Bronx – “Revolution Girls”
from: Mariachi El Bronx (II) / ATO Records / August 2, 2011
[The Bronx is an American hardcore punk band from Los Angeles formed in 2002. The band’s current lineup consists of vocalist Matt Caughthran, guitarists Joby J. Ford and Ken Horne, bass guitarist Brad Magers, and drummer Jorma Vik. They have released three eponymous rock albums, and two additional albums of mariachi music under the alter ego Mariachi El Bronx.]

[Mariachi El Bronx play The Riot Room, Friday, May 18, with Two Gallants.]

10:22 – Underwriting

6. Black House Improvisor’s Collective– “Westward Expansion”
from: Residency Session #2 / Artists Recording Collective – Label Operations / Dec 30, 2010

[The Kansas City based Artists Recording Collective (ARC) was co-founded on December 7, 2007 by alto saxophonist, CHRIS BURNETT; tenor saxophonist, ERICA LINDSAY; and, pianist, SUMI TONOOKA as a professional response to create and maintain a 21st Century industry platform for creative artists, producers and labels http://www.artistrecordingcollective.biz]

[Black House Improvisor’s Collective has been awarded use of rehearsal space in downtown Kansas City by the Charlotte Street Foundation. Residencies are awarded to creative musicians looking to experiment with other artists in an environment that encourages risk-taking.]

[Black House Improvisor’s Collective & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, collaborate to produce The Bell Tree, Friday, May 18, 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM, at City Center Square, 1100 Main St. Featuring a lighted canopy by Angelica Sandoval and dance by Justin Hundley and Xochitl Rodriguez. New music composed by Mary Huntimer, Chris Robinson, Teri Ann Quinn, Russell Thorpe, Patrick Conway, and Hunter Long.]

10:30 – Interview with Patrick Alexander

The collaborative performance of The Bell Tree by Black House and Gamelan Genta Kasturi is part of Charlotte Street’s OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND on May 18 + 19. It is a FREE public, 2-day event, featuring open studios of 30 visual artists and 7 performing artists/ensembles, in 3 downtown office buildings, with live dance, music, improv, performance art, special exhibitions and installations, art sales, talks, kid-friendly workshops, and more. This culminating event showcases the work of the 2011-2012 Charlotte Street Studio Residents, including Black House Improvisors’ Collective and Gamelan Genta Kasturi!

For more detailed info, you can download the full SCHEDULE of events & activities, MAPS, studio DESCRIPTIONS, and KID-FRIENDLY info at: charlottestreet.org

Here to talk about Charlotte Street, Urban Culture Project, and Open Studios Weekend is Charlotte Street’s very own Patrick Alexander.

Patrick Alexander is a multidisciplinary artist who incorporates collage, painting and drawing with original sound compositions, developed organically, and often exhibited as a site-specific installations. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, and locally at The Telephone Booth Gallery, Next Space, Fahrenheit, H&R Block Artspace, Leedy-Voulkos, to name a few. As a curator he was owner operator of Locus Solis Art Gallery, and served as Art Gallery and Theatre Director the YWCA of Greater Kansas City Kansas. Since 1997 he has operated a mobile sound system for special events and clubs and has DJ’d (under the alias Fat Sal) locally and nationally. He specializes in rare vinyl recordings of soul, funk, Dub, reggae, latin, jazz, early hip hop and dance music.

As Facilities Manager for the Charlotte Street Foundation, Pat is responsible for the day to day management, operation, and maintenance of Urban Culture Project exhibition and performance spaces and Studio Residency Program facilities. Patrick Alexander join sus to discuss Urban Culture Project – Studio Residency Open Studios Weekend, May 18-19.

Patrick talked about The Charlotte Street Foundation, how it has grown, and the objective of this amazing not-for-profit organization.

The Foundation through the Urban Culture Project operates 3 different gallery spaces, and also offers studios, in downtown office buildings, for visual and performing artists.

OPEN STUDIOS (May 18-19) THIS WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:

– 30 Artists’ studios open for viewing with all artists on-hand to discuss their work and answer questions.

– Curator and Artist Talks

– Dance performances including the collaborative works An Inside Job, The Smith Project, and more, plus individual contemporary dance performances.

– Performance of The Bell Tree, the Black House Improvisor’s Collective and Gamelan Genta Kasturi collaboration of new music combining modern jazz with traditional Balinese music, and featuring a lighted canopy installation and dance by fellow residents.

– Improv comedy performance by resident group LSR

– Family friendly workshops on Saturday including, Mask-Making, Youth Creativity, and Exploring Paint & Plastic, and a hands-on exploration of the unique instruments of Gamelan Genta Kasturi.

VENUES AND ARTISTS: – Find detailed info about the 2011-12 studio residents at http://urbanculturestudioresidents.wordpress.com

CITY CENTER SQUARE / 1100 Main, 5 floor, KCMO

Visual Artists: Anthony Baab, Christina Prestidge, Marie Dougherty, Andrew Erdrich, Dennis Helsel, Charlene Hillebrand, Jeni Mc, David Steele Overholt, Clinton Ricketts, Xochitl Rodriguez, Angelica Sandoval, Jeff Tackett, Nihan Yesil

Performing Artists: Pat Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Black House Improvisors Collective, Justin Hundley, Tom Kessler & LSR Improv, Marisa MacKay, Matt Otto, Katrina Thompson Warren

PARTNERSHIP PLACE / 906 Grand, 13 floor, KCMO
Visual Artists: Katie Ford, Peter Granados, Erika Hanson, Calder Kamin, Amanda Martinez, Paul Anthony Smith

TOWN PAVILION / 1100 Walnut, 6th floor, KCMO
Visual Artists: Elizabeth Allen-Cannon, Todd Christiansen, Kate Clements, Luke Firle, Molly Kaderka, Luther Kroman, Andrew Lyles, Jaclyn Senne, Neil Thrun, Waseem Touma

Charlotte Street’s OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND on May 18 + 19. It is a 2-day public event, featuring open studios of 30 visual artists and 7 performing artists/ensembles, in 3 downtown office buildings, with live dance, music, improv, performance art, special exhibitions and installations, art sales, talks, kid-friendly workshops, and more. For more detailed info, you can download the full SCHEDULE of events & activities, MAPS, studio DESCRIPTIONS, and KID-FRIENDLY info at: charlottestreet.org

This culminating event of Charlotte Street’s Open Studios Weekend showcases the work of the 2011-2012 Charlotte Street Studio Residents, including Black House Improvisors’ Collective and Gamelan Genta Kasturi!

7. Gamelan Genta Kasturi – “Joged”
from: Kembang Anyar / Spoonbender Labs / 2004

[Black House Improvisor’s Collective & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, collaborate to produce The Bell Tree, Friday, May 18, 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM, at City Center Square, 1100 Main St. Featuring a lighted canopy by Angelica Sandoval and dance by Justin Hundley and Xochitl Rodriguez. New music composed by Mary Huntimer, Chris Robinson, Teri Ann Quinn, Russell Thorpe, Patrick Conway, and Hunter Long.]

8. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – “Reggae Sounds The Message”
from: Radio Salone / Cumbancha / April 24, 2012
[3rd studio album from band formed by a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War. Since their return to Freetown in 2004, the band has toured extensively to raise awareness for humanitarian causes. Their story is documented in the 2005 documentary film Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. Their debut album, Living Like a Refugee, was released on September 26, 2006.]

[Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars play CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s May 24 with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Orgone.]

9. Parliament – “Mothership Connection (Star Child)”
from: Funked Up – The Very Best of Parliament / Island – Def Jam / Nov. 5, 2002
[Funk, soul and rock music collective headed by George Clinton that has existed since the 1960s and dates back to the doo-wop group The Parliaments, formed in Plainfield, New Jersey. By the early 1970s the groups Parliament and Funkadelic were operating concurrently and consisted of the same stable of musicians playing different types of funk music for two different labels. The name “Parliament-Funkadelic” became the catch-all term for the multiple bands. By the early 1980s, Clinton consolidated the collective’s multiple projects and continued touring under the names “George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars.” Sixteen members of Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.]

[George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars play CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s, at 417 E. 18th St. in KCMO, Friday, May 18, at 7:00 with The Good Foot opening the show!]

11:00 – Guest DJ Mark Titus

Mark Titus has been involved in the video industry for more than 20 years. What started as videotaping family events led to the creation of Titus Video in 1985. Gradually Mark has expanded his focus to include performance art archiving, training videos, coach and highlight DVDs for high school, college, and professional sports. For more information you can visit: marktitus.com. Mark Titus has documented hundreds of LIVE performances in Kansas City over the past 25 years, and he joined us as our guest DJ to share stories for his journey, and music from the Pembroke Hill Glee Club from 1968, where Mark was a student from 1955 to 1967. Mark played music from DMZ, the Boston based punk band that he was associated with with for 3 years in the mid 1970s, and music from the KC Chorale in Kirkwood Hall.

11. Pembroke Hill Glee Club – “The Happy Wanderer”
from: “Needle Drop” Vinyl Recording at Pembroke Day School / Independent / 1966

12. Pembroke Hill Glee Club – “Viva La Company”
from: “Needle Drop” Vinyl Recording at Pembroke Day School / Independent / 1966

14. DMZ – “Lift Up Your Head”
from: DMZ [EP] /BOMP / 1977
[DMZ was a first-wave American punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, strongly influenced by 1960s garage rock. In early 1976, Jeff Conolly (sometimes credited as Mono Mann, lead vocalist brought two things the band lacked: keyboards (an electric piano) and original songs. Just over one year later, in April 1977, the band went into the recording studio with Craig Leon (who had produced the Ramones first album). Four songs from that session were released by Bomp! on a 7” vinyl EP. DMZ was signed by Sire Records and went to New York to record their debut album, produced by Flo & Eddie. It was released in 1978 without much success and by the end of the year the group had splintered. Guitarists J. J. Rassler and Preston Wayne left to start the Odds, and Conolly, bassist Rick Coraccio and drummer Paul Murphy formed Lyres. DMZ has re-formed periodically; a 1993 set appears on the Live at the Rat album. Early drummer David Robinson (who had previously been in The Modern Lovers) left DMZ to join The Cars.]

15. The Ramones warming up backstage before a show, (1977).
from: Mark’s Field Recordings

16. DMZ – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
from: DMZ [EP] /BOMP / 1977
[originally recorded by the 13th Floor Elevators]

17. Flaming Groovies – “Teenage Head”
from: Teenage Head / Kama Sutra Records / April 1971
[The Flamin’ Groovies third studio album, released the same year as The Rolling Stones’ classic album Sticky Fingers, Mick Jagger reportedly noticed the similarities between the albums and thought the Flamin’ Groovies did the better take on the theme of classic blues and rock ‘n roll revisited in a modern context.]

11:45 – Underwriting

18. DMZ – “When I Get Off”
from: DMZ [EP] /BOMP / 1977

19. DMZ – “Guilty Child”
[Unreleased track from the “BOMP” sessions from 1977. Seymour Stein wanted to release this as a single through Sire records. he thought it wouldbe a big hit. Sire records wanted 50 percent of publishing and songwriter Jeff Conolly refused. The song was never released, and never played on radio until today.]

20. Kansas City Chorale – “Live in Kirkwood Hall”
from: Mark’s Field Recordings

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

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Show #421

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