#471 – May 1, 2013 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Molly Picture Club + Bobcat Barker +
Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch & Middle of The Map Film Fest
+ Connie Dover & Bob Walkenhorst

1. Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
from: Surrealistic Pillow / RCA Victor / April, 1967
[2nd album was the first blockbuster psychedelic album by a band from San Francisco, announcing to the world the active bohemian scene that had developed there starting with The Beats during the 1950s, extending and changing through the 1960s into the Haight-Ashbury counterculture.]

2. Mount Moriah – “Bright Light”
from: Miracle Temple / Merge Records / February 26, 2013
[Sophomore album from North Carolina based trio, fronted by Heather McEntire who brings her postpunk roots to Americana sounds. The band is currently on tour with Telekinesis.]

2. Cindy Woolf – “Songs of May”
from: May / Independent / May, 2013
[3rd full-length release from Springfield, based singer songwriter who began recording “May,” on May 1, 2012. Produced by Mark Bilyeu (of Big Smith), “May” features a core ensemble of Bilyeu on guitar; David Bright (of Charliehorse) on drums; Joe Terry on keyboard (The Skeletons, Dave Alvin); Ryan Kennedy on upright bass; with guests: Travis Linville, Molly Healey, Bill Thomas and Jay Williamson and Reed Herron.]

[Cindy Woolf plays The Blue Note in Columbia, MO, Thursday, May 02, with Justin Townes Earle.]

4. Molly Picture Club – “We Want The Money”
from: In My Own Time Machine / Independent / April 30, 2013
[Aniko Adany: vocals, keys, synths & omnichord; Matthew Hayden: drums, & drum sequencing; Michael Tipton: vocals, guitar, & bass.]

10:16 – Interview with Michael Tipton of Molly Picture Club

The members of Molly Picture Club are: Aniko Adany on vocals, synthesizers, keyboards, & the omnichord; Matthew Hayden on drums, & drum sequencing; and Michael Tipton on vocals, guitar, & bass. These are some of the hardest working musicians in Kansas City. Their self-titled, full-length, debut release, Molly Picture Club, was one of our Best Recordings of 2012. The band is back with a new EP “In My Own Time Machine.”


The following is excerpted from: This city’s like a small town – Molly Picture Club’s blog (mollypictureclub.blogspot.com)

The blog talks about how the band went back to the blackboard, to assess what the next phase of Molly Picture Club was going to look like.

“We talked about Madonna. We talked about how some bands seem to stay the same and some continually evolve. We talked a lot, but everyone agreeing what direction we wanted to truly go was another thing. This isn’t really a negative thing and in fact, from what I hear, is pretty common in all relationships. So we played in a space for awhile that had no direction, no end goal, no purpose other than to jam.”

“We talked about adding a bass player, since our bass tracks were pre-recorded and pumped through Matt’s Mac top. To some degree, it was nice because there wasn’t an additional schedule in the mix (we are all pretty busy the way it is), and no 150 lb. bass amp to lug around. Outside of playing live, it was also convenient to just plug in at the studio and record a bass part and then pick up a guitar and start playing to it.”

“Not having a bassist also came with it’s limitations. We are basically unable to change the song format on a whim, or go on a tangent during live performances.”

“In a way, this EP is a testimony of MPC finding its borders with the set of tools we had been working with for the past three years. Things change inevitably and the transition between seasons is undefinable and often relieving, and I think that’s the place this album comes from. But as Andre 3000 once said, “Ya’ll don’t wanna listen to me, you just wanna dance.”

Michael also talked with us about: Found A Job – Talking Heads Tribute Band

More info at: mollypictureclub.com

Due to illness MPC will not be playing May 4, at The Brick, however Dream Wolf has been added to the bill with Rev Gusto.


5. Molly Picture Club – “We Live Underground”
from: In My Own Time Machine / Independent / April 30, 2013
[Aniko Adany: vocals, synthesizers, keys, & omnichord; Matthew Hayden: drums, & drum sequencing and Michael Tipton: vocals, guitar, & bass. All songs written, arranged, performed, & produced by Molly Picture Club. Additional percussion by Justin Skinner. Drums recorded, EP Mixed & Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Soundlab. All other sounds recorded by Matthew Hayden at Southland Studios.]

10:33 – Underwriting


6. Bobcat Barker – “Go Time”
from: New Demos / Independent / April 28, 2013
[Bobcat Barker is a KC based band that includes: Willy Christie, Jacob Kruger, Jason Nash, Milton Vargas.]

[Bobcat Barker play their first live show at Next Space, 512 E. 18th St., KCMO, on May 3 at 7:00pm, with Jorge Arana Trio.]

10:38 – Interview with Willy Christie & Jason Nash of Bobcat Barker

Bobcat Barker is a Kansas City based band includes that includes: Willy Christie, Jacob Kruger, Jason Nash, and Milton Vargas.

Willy Christie’s previous band: Yam just recently released Yam II in December 2012, Recorded in Willy’s living room, and bedroom, Mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording , Songs by Willy Christie & Yam, Yam was: Willy Christie – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Synth / Luke Trenshaw – Bass / Chase Wells – Drums / Alex Tate – Sax on Walk Alone pt. I / Anna Hoard : Vocals on Sound Check

Bobcat Barker: Willy Christie, Jacob Kruger, Jason Nash, and Milton Vargas

Jason Nash also plays bass with the bands: Jorge Arana Trio, Various Blonde, and Parents

More info at: facebook.com/bobcatbarker


7. Bobcat Barker – “Wasted”
from: New Demos / Independent / April 28, 2013
[Bobcat Barker is a KC based band that includes: Willy Christie, Jacob Kruger, Jason Nash, Milton Vargas.]

[Bobcat Barker play their first live show at Next Space, 512 E. 18th St., KCMO, on May 3 at 7:00pm, with Jorge Arana Trio.]


8. The Black Angels – “Don’t Play With Guns”
from: Indigo Meadow / Blue Horizon Ventures / April 2, 2013
[4th full length release from Austin, Texas, based psychedelic rock band formed in 2004 and named after the Velvet Underground song “The Black Angel’s Death Song”.]

11:00 – Station ID

9. Iron & Wine – “Grace for Saints and Ramblers”
from: Ghost on Ghost / Nonesuch / April 16, 2013
[5th studio album from Iron and Wine, aka singer-songwriter Sam Beam. Sam Beam told the New York Times writer James C. McKinley Jr. that “Some of the tracks on the new LP are built over jazz rhythms and walking bass lines; others are constructed over funk beats.” “The songs feature Motown chord progressions with R&B horn lines, string parts and rich layered backup harmonies reminiscent of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s late arrangements.’]

10. The Grisly Hand – “Blind Horse”
from: Country Singles / Independent / April 26, 2013
[The Grisly Hand, is a Kansas City based, six member band that first started playing live in 2009. The current line up includes: Jimmy Fitzner (Guitar and Vocals), Lauren Krum (Vocals and Percussion), Johnny Nichols (Bass and Vocals), Matt Richey (Drums), Mike Stover (Steel Guitar), and Ben Summers (Guitar and Mandolin). The band’s debut release “Safe House” was release in November of 2010. Their EP “Western Avenue” was one of our Best Recordings of 2012 . More info at: thegrislyhand.com]

11:10 – Underwriting


11. Efterklang – “Dreams Today”
from: Piramida / 4AD / September 24, 2012
[Copenhagen, Denmark, based indie rock band, formed in December 2000. The band has recorded four studio albums. Piramida is an abandoned mining town located deep within the Arctic Circle. In August 2010, French filmmaker Vincent Moon and Efterklang’s 8 piece-live band met up on this island off the Danish coast. The objective was to shoot a film the same length as an album. The result was: EFTERKLANG: THE GHOST OF PIRAMIDA where the group goes on an audio treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the abandoned town, while the narrator, former Piramida citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland. The film makes it’s KC debut at the Middle of The Map Film Festival.]

11:15 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 13 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008. Chris works on the marketing side of INK and puts together all of the music promotions. Chris has been instrumental in the organization of The Middle of The Map Fest. In addition he has helped organize The MidCoast Takeover of SXSW Music Festival featuring KC and Lawrence area bands. Chris also is a regular co-host and contributor to The Mailbox, a weekly podcast radio show produced and hosted by Michael Byars that is available the the Midwest Music Foundation’s website: midwestmusicfound.org.

Nathan Ruesch is co-founder and manager of The Record Machine, an Independent KC based record label, founded in 2003. With Chris Haghirian, Nathan is the co-mastermind, of The Middle of The Map Festival. Nathan also DJs in clubs from time to time and like Chris is a Passionate lover of music.

Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch joined us to talk about Ink’s Middle of the Map Film Fest, begins today, May 1, starting at 5:00pm, and runs through Sunday, May 5, at 10:30pm, at Alamo Drafthouse, 1400 Main Street, in KCMO, featuring over 25 feature films, with parties, and live musical performances. Info at: middleofthemapfest.com.

A list of films:

CORPORATE FM – Kevin McKinney
LABYRINTH and an in-theater performance by Soft Reeds playing a set of David Bowie songs
SCOTT PILGRIM vs. THE WORLD with band in theater playing as SEX-BOB-OMB from the film

“Greetings from Tim Buckley” follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert in St. Ann’s Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he learns to embrace all of his feelings toward the father who abandoned him – longing, anger, forgiveness, and love. Culminating a cathartic performance of his father’s most famous songs, Jeff’s debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time.

SHOWTIMES: Friday, May 3 at 10:15PM and Saturday, May 4 at 10:15PM

Ink’s Middle of the Map Film Fest, runs May 1 at 5:00pm through May 5 at 10:30pm at Alamo Drafthouse, 1400 Main Street, KCMO, featuring over 25 feature films, with parties, and live musical performances. For more information visit: middleofthemapfest.com.


12. Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah”
from: Grace / Columbia – Sony / August 23, 1994
[American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His biological father, Tim Buckley, was a singer-songwriter who released a series of highly acclaimed folk and jazz albums in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jeff Buckley said he only met his father once at the age of eight. After his father died of a drug overdose in 1975, he took on his father’s name Buckley and his real first name, which he found on his birth certificate. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley made his public singing debut at a tribute concert for his father called “Greetings from Tim Buckley”. The event was held at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn on April 26, 1991. Buckley rejected the idea of the concert as a springboard to his career. Buckley gained a following in the early 1990s for his live performances of Dylan and Cohen songs at venues in Manhattan’s East Village. After rebuffing much interest from record labels he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace. Over the following two years, the band toured widely to promote the album. In 1997, Buckley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to resume work on the album, to be titled My Sweetheart the Drunk. While awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Wolf River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat. His body was found on June 4, 1997.]

11:35 – Interview with Bob Walkenhorst & Connie Dover

13. Connie Dover & Bob Walkenhorst – “The Streets of Laredo ” (Live)

The Boston Globe called Connie Dover “the finest folk ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez.” An Emmy Award-winning producer and composer, she has released four critically acclaimed albums, and can be heard on many soundtracks and recordings of folk and world music. Her acclaimed vocal arrangements of Scottish, Irish and early American music have been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, and Thistle and Shamrock. Connie Dover released her first book of poetry, Winter Count, in 2010 and is a recipient of the Speakeasy Prize in Poetry as well as the Yellowstone and Teton Song Contest Grand Prize.

Bob Walkenhorst is best known for his recording and live performances with The Rainmakers. He has released 6 successful albums. Popular author, Stephen King twice quoted lyrics from Rainmakers songs in his best seller The Tommyknockers and again in his 1991 novel Gerald’s Game. The song “Let My People Go-Go” gave Walkenhorst and the Rainmakers their first Top-20 single on the British charts. Bob Walkenhorst is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, producer, host, organizer and painter. Always making it look so easy when he plays and sings for annual benefits for 90.1 FM and other community service organizations. Bob hosts a weekly live show every Wednesday Night at 7:00 pm at the record Bar, and The Rainmakers continue to sell out local venues like Knuckleheads when the reunite for special shows.

An Evening with Connie Dover and Friends with special guest: Bob Walkenhorst, Friday May 3, 7:30 pm, at Prospero’s Uptown @ Cafe Caliban, 3600 Broadway. (816) 931-2665 or prosperosbookstore.com or facebook.com/ProsperosUptownBooks. Limited seating.

For this Friday night at Propero’s Uptown Books, the two will offer a special spoken word performance and put your voices together for a few of your favorite songs.

Doug Goodhart and Kelly Werts will round out the evening’s musical ensemble on guitar, fiddle, penny whistle, mandola, percussion, lute, banjo and accordion.


14. Connie Dover & Bob Walkenhorst – “The Water is Wide” (Live)

Connie has shows coming up in New Mexico.

Bob Walkenhorst performs Wednesday nights at 7:00 the recordBar.

An Evening with Connie Dover and Friends with special guest: Bob Walkenhorst, Friday May 3, 7:30 pm, at Prospero’s Uptown @ Cafe Caliban, 3600 Broadway. More Info at: (816) 931-2665 or prosperosbookstore.com or facebook.com/ProsperosUptownBooks. Limited seating.

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

Sources for notes: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org

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