#493 – October 2, 2013 Playlist

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, October 2, 2013

New & Local Releases + “Sidewalk Radio”
+ Brenton Cook & Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 +
Out in The Crossroads + Summer Osborne + OutSpokenKC
+ Krystle Warren Live from Paris!

1. Spirit is the Spirit – “I Believe That We Will Win”
from: Baktun Baby / Independent / November, 2012
[Lawrence, Kansas based 5-piece band known for their beautiful Psychedelic-Folk-Rock sound. Members include: Austen Malone, Noah Compo, Josh Landau, Brook Partain, Danny Bowersox]

[Spirit Is The Spirit play the big CD Release Show, for Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo, a new compilation of local music from Midwest Music Foundation, Saturday, October 5, at 9:30 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, with Jorge Arana Trio, Les Izmore, and Rev Gusto.]

2. PedalJets – “Conversations”
from: What’s In Between / Electric Moth Records / June 25, 2013
[This song was released last Dec. as a 7′ green vinyl single. Now included on The Pedaljets first album of new material in 23 years. Paul Malinowski (Vocals, Guitar), Rob Morrow (Drums, Vocals), Mike Allmayer (Guitar, Vocals), Matt Kesler (Bass, Vocals). Produced by The Pedaljets and Paul Malinoski. The albums photos & design are from artist Archer Prewitt of the bands: the Sea and Cake and The Coctails. More info: thepedaljets.com]

[The Pedaljets play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Saturday, October 5 at 7:00pm, with Expassionates.]

3. Ghosty – “You Shut Me Out”
from: GHOSTY / More Famouser Records / April 17, 2012
[3rd full length release from Lawrence and KC area band. Ghosty is Andrew Connor, Mike Nolte an Bill Belzer who recorded their new album themselves over the last couple of years with help from David Wetzel, Josh Adams, Jake Blanton, Konnor Ervin, Ryan Connor, Kirsten Paludan, and Dan Talmadge. The new release was pressed on vinyl and available on LP and digital download. More info at ghostysounds.com.]

[Ghosty plays the Riot Room, friday, October 4, with Outsides, and Mr. History.]

10:15 – Underwriting

10:16 – Interview with George Biswell

As many of you know, this year 90.1 FM KKFI celebrated 25 years on the radio airwaves. George Biswell has been a big part of 90.1 FM’s history, serving as a programmer, a volunteer, Board Member, and Active Member Chair. He is a husband and father and veteran, and retired Kansas City, Missouri, City Employee, and he joined us to talk about his new performance art project: “Sidewalk Radio,” a venture of his Home Town Sound – Mobile DJ Service, that will be playing on First Friday, this Friday, October 4, on the western edge of the Crossroads.

George Biswell talked about his experiences as a volunteer at KKFI. George worked for many years in governance and serving on the board. Last week, KKFI lost another one of our longtime programmers, Jeanne Jasperse, who hosted the Coffee House Radio Show, for over 25 years, Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. George talked about Jeanne, and some of the things he learned, during his experience volunteering at KKFI.

George Biswell’s new performance art project: “Sidewalk Radio,” a venture of his Home Town Sound – Mobile DJ Service, that will be playing on First Friday, this Friday, October 4, on the western edge of the Crossroads.

10:26

4. Rev Gusto – “Boys Are At it Again”
from: Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo / Midwest Music Found. / Oct 5, 2013
[Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on Bass, Shaun Crowley on Guitar, Peter Beatty on guitar, Quinn Hernandez on Drums. Rev Gusto released their first self-titled EP recorded at Element Recording.]

[Rev Gusto play the big CD Release Show, for Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo, a new compilation of local music from Midwest Music Foundation, Saturday, October 5, at 9:30 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, with Jorge Arana Trio, Les Izmore, and Spirit Is The Spirit.]

10:30 – Interview with Brenton Cook

Brenton Cook works as a computer programmer and is Web Administrator for the Midwest Music Foundation, He last joined us on April 3, as Guest Producer, and he returned to share music and information about Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo, a new compilation of local music from Midwest Music Foundation. More info at: http://www.midwestmusicfound.org

Artwork for Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo is created by: Sheppa Appehs.

11:37

5. Metatone – “Dark Empress”
from: Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo / Midwest Music Found. / Oct 5, 2013
Also on: Metatone / Independent / May 14, 2013
[Recorded & mixed by Metatone 2012-2013. Written by J. Ashley Miller & Metatone. J. Ashley Miller: Vocals, Guitar; Gary Miller: Percussion, Harmonica, Vocals; Jon Kraft: Drums; Rabbit Killer: Mr. Squeaky; Abbi Miler: Vocals; Hank Eddins: Bass; Rhys Ziemba: Guitar; Iko: Vocals, Hype. More info at metatone.bandcamp.com]

11:45

6. Middle Twin – “Animate”
from: Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo / Midwest Music Found. / Oct 5, 2013
[The 5-piece Electronic/Indie/Rock band is based in Lawrence, Kansas. The band is formerly known as Brain Food. The band members include: Demi Renault, Eric Davis, Isaac Flynn, Joel Martin, and Jon Fitzgerald]

11:49

Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo, and the CD Release show, Saturday, October 5, at 9:30 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Jorge Arana Trio, Les Izmore, Rev Gusto, and Spirit Is The Spirit.

11:56

7. Jorge Arana Trio – “Catching Bullets with Your Teeth”
from: Mapache / Independent / October 26, 2012
[Debut album by the Jorge Arana Trio. Recorded at Soundtrek Studios with Justin Wilson, May 7th, 2012.
Jorge Arana – Guitar / Keys , Josh Enyart – Drums , Jason Nash – Bass]
[Also on: Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo / Midwest Music Found. / Oct 5, 2013]

[Jorge Arana Trio play the big CD Release Show, for Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo, a new compilation of local music from Midwest Music Foundation, Saturday, October 5, at 9:30 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, with, Rev Gusto, Les Izmore, and Spirit Is The Spirit.]

11:00 – Station ID

8. Grenadina – “Tina Needs a Girlfriend”
from: Get Shallow / Music Road / September 3, 2013
[Produced by Johnny Burke at Vibe Studios in Bedford Heights, Ohio. Music by Grenadina. Lyrics by Katie Ford. Grenadina is: Steph Castor, Katie Ford, Mia Morrow, Stef Petrozz ]

[Grenadina plays Out In the Crossroads, on Saturday October 5, on the main stage on Baltimore Ave, between 19th & 20th Streets, as part of the 2-day festival to commemorate LGBT History Month, and National Coming Out Day. The main stage features: Dirty Dorothy, Eddie Sarfaty, Kristie Stremel, Tom Goss, Victoria Barbee, The Depth and The Whisper, Jeb Havens. Info at http://outinthecrossroads.com.%5D

11:04 – Interview with John Long

John Long is Founder & Publisher of Camp Magazine. He joined us to discuss: Out In the Crossroads, a 2-day street festival Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5, on Baltimore Ave, between 19th & 20th Streets, Sponsored by Hamburger Mary’s, Camp Magazine, and LikeMe Lighthouse-Kansas City, to commemorate LGBT History Month, and National Coming Out Day. The main stage features: Dirty Dorothy, Eddie Sarfaty, Kristie Stremel, Tom Goss, Victoria Barbee, The Depth and The Whisper, Grenadina, and Jeb Havens.

It is a 2-day street festival on Baltimore Ave, between 19th & 20th Streets, October 4-5.

Friday, Oct 4 – Main Stage Performances

Dirty Dorothy – The Friends of Dorothy Show!
She’s been entertaining in Kansas City, the Midwest and all over the rainbow for a long time. Her weekly show at Kansas City’s Missie B’s is legendary. And her ability to work a crowd and keep them in laughter for a long, long time is second to none! Dirty Dorothy hosts the evening with a special expanded version of her new Friends of Dorothy Show that can be seen every First Friday in the Crossroads at Hamburger Mary’s KC!

Eddie Sarfaty – Comedian
Eddie Sarfaty’s appeared on The Today Show, Comedy Central, Logo, The Joy Behar Show, and is one of the subjects of the documentary, Laughing Matters. He excels at bitingly – but lovingly – mocking authority, his family and most of all, himself.

DVJs Synematix – The Street Dance!
KC based Video DJs, DVJs Synematix have played to thousands, mixing music and video live, wowing crowds everywhere they go. The will perform their audio and visual show for the Friday night Street Dance with lights, live dancers, and divas, all choreographed to deep, guttural, throbbing music.

Saturday, Oct 4 – Main Stage Performances (Starting at Noon)

Kristie Stremel – Folk Rock/Singer/Songwriter
Born and raised in Kansas, she started singing and playing guitar at age 15, and has developed into one of the most amazing talents in the Midwest. Armed with guitar and a cup of coffee, her country-tinged rock style has been wowing fans since the mid-90s,. She has seven albums to her credit, and has a publishing catalog of over 70 songs.

Tom Goss – Guitar/Singer/Songwriter
Tom Goss is a gay singer-songwriters—a former Catholic seminarian turned guitar-toting troubadour whose heartfelt lyrics, hooky melodies and quirky charm have earned him a dedicated national following. He started performing in DC coffee – houses in 2006, the tireless 29-year-old has released two full-length CDs (Naked Without and Back to Love), two EPs (Rise and The Politics of Love), a live DVD (Live At Terry’s), four music videos, and nearly 500 shows in 100 cities. His new CD, Turn It Around, was released April 12.

Victoria Barbee- Kansas City Jazz
Kansa City based jazz singers, and particular favorite of Kansas City’s jazz-loving LGBT community. Her mellow tones and her captivating aura can be experienced the first weekend of every month at the Hotel Phillips in Downtown KC.

The Depth and The Whisper – Pop/Rock
PRESENTED BY LIKEME LIGHTHOUSE – Albert Bickley & Dave Tanner formed the band in 2010 as an way to explore new musical territory. They released “One Steady Breath” in 2011, recorded at Guttersnipe Recording Co., and featuring a number of prominent KC musicians. Each of the six songs on their debut EP received radio play in Kansas City. The group is proud to have helped raise money for 90.1 FM KKFI, as well as Hope House, and is grateful to support the LikeMe Lighthouse. The band recently returned from its 3rd tour to NYC and are working on a new full-length album.

Grenadina – Indie Band
A Lawrence & Kansas City 4-piece band who pride themselves in the coining of “girlcore” a soft-mannered pun at the lack of a female presence in heavy music. Grenadina earned the “Best EP of 2012” for Pretend for Me from Kill Your TV KC. Currently ranked at Number 1 on Reverbnation’s local indie charts for Lawrence, KS, the band has received much praise from national artists & publications.

Jeb Havens – Pop/Singer/Songwriter
Jeb Havens has been singing, playing the piano, and writing songs since the age of 10. Since moving to San Francisco in 2007, he has performed at numerous venues and events in SF and LA, including Sonoma Pride, Red Devil Lounge, Lone Star Saloon, Easter in the Park, Kimo’s, SF Pride, and Martuni’s Piano Bar, where he co-hosts a monthly showcase of local queer music called Homophonic. He has performed with numerous touring artists, including grammy-winning gay singer/songwriter Matt Alber.

Along with Camp, Hamburger Mary’s, Yelp and Miller Lite, our neighbors here on Main street and in this building, the LikeMe Light House is also a sponsor and beneficiary of this weekend.

Besides the Main Stage, there are also vendors, food trucks, and info tables for area non-for-profit service groups.

Out In the Crossroads, a 2-day street festival on Baltimore Ave, between 19th & 20th Streets, October 4-5, to commemorate LGBT History Month, and National Coming Out Day. The main stage features: Dirty Dorothy, Eddie Sarfaty, Kristie Stremel, Tom Goss, Victoria Barbee, The Depth & The Whisper, Grenadina, & Jeb Havens. Info at http://outinthecrossroads.com

11:14

9. Summer Osborne – “Phoenix”
from: As I Am / Summer Osborne / June 30, 2013

[Summer Osborne, will perform at ShOUT 2013, Friday, October 11, at 11th & McGee, sponsored by Kansas City Diversity Coalition, a one-day festival with Social Bar KC, Bistro 303, Missie B’s, & Sidekicks. The event features: Dirty Dorothy, Latrice Royale, and Frenchie Davis.]

11:19 – Interview with Summer Osborne

St. Louis based singer songwriter Summer Osborne has been performing on stage since the age of four. She has been performing her original music since 2005, releasing 8 full-length albums and an EP. Since 2009, Summer has been constantly on tour playing Pridefests in St. Louis, Vancouver, Columbia, Memphis, Springfield, Lexington, Belleville. Summer is a champion of the KC HRC Battle of The Babes – Acoustic Stage. Summer has shared the stage with The Indigo Girls, God-Des and She, Tiffany, Jen Foster, Sugarbeach, The Cliks, Crystal Waters, Betty, Martha Wash, RJ Helton, Jennifer Holliday, Kimberley Locke, Tret Fure, and Shannon Curtis. Her new album “As I Am” just came out on June 30th.

Summer Osborne started singing at the age of 4. She plays guitar, and piano and keyboards, and other instruments. Summer has released a full length album, every year, for the past 8 years. Summer talked about how she write many journals, and that she doesn’t force her songs to be written, instead they just come from her through her thoughts and writings. They flow from her ideas and experiences.

Mark talked about he encountered Summer’s amazing voice at the Human Rights Campaign KC – Battle of the Babe Bands, two years ago where she blew away the judges & the crowd with her powerful stage presence. It was a tough crowd, but Summer commanded their attention.

11:26 – Underwriting

9. Summer Osborne – “Welcome”
from: As I Am / Summer Osborne / June 30, 2013

11:27

Summer Osborne, performs at ShOUT 2013, Friday, October 11, at 11th & McGee, sponsored by Kansas City Diversity Coalition, a one-day festival with Social Bar KC, Bistro 303, Missie B’s, & Sidekicks. The event features: Dirty Dorothy, Latrice Royale, and Frenchie Davis.

“As I Am” A personal proclamation of loving ourselves and others, A recognition that we are all connected. A healing piece.

Summer used to work in education, with middle school students. Mark and Summer talked about how working in middle schools is great training for being a confident performer on stage, how if you can lead a middle school classroom, you can do a lot of things.

11:34

10. Summer Osborne – “As I Am”
from: As I Am / Summer Osborne / June 30, 2013

11:39 – Interview with Schaeffer Nelson

Schaeffer Nelson grew up in Kansas and studied creative writing at the University of Southern California, where he graduated in 2010. Schaeffer has worked in film and volunteered for Out Here Now, the KC LGBT Film Festival, and he joins us today to discuss “OutSpoken KC: Love and Marriage”, a dramatic reading of true stories from Kansas City’s LGBT Community, to be held Monday, October 7, at 7:00 pm, at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

OutSpoken KC is a project of: The Gay & Lesbian Archives of Mid-America (GLAMA) and OUT HERE NOW: The KC LGBT Film Festival, collaborating on a community initiative to collect, record & preserve stories from our local LGBT and allied communities.

Stories are more important now than ever.

The writings and recordings gathered through OutSpoken KC will become part of a special collection that will become part of a special collection at the Gay & Lesbian Archives of Mid-America housed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

With Supreme Court verdicts on two landmark cases — California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act — due in late June, and with same-sex marriage victories being won across the country, we are asking: What has it meant to be an LGBT person in love, partnership, or marriage in Kansas City?

Stories were collected through the summer.

Read for the first time ever publicly, these wildly diverse stories come from every corner of our city and range from historical to the everyday.

A gay immigrant who sought asylum in the Plaza.

A Northland lesbian couple that survived a frighteningly homophobic custody battle.

A Parkville trans woman’s stunningly awkward first date.

An interracial lesbian couple that encountered the racial politics of Kansas City’s separatist Womantown in the 1980’s.

The production is sponsored by GLAMA (The Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America) and OutHereNow: The KC LGBT Film Festival with performances from: Shawna Downing & Jordan Foote.

“OutSpoken KC: Love and Marriage”, a dramatic reading of true stories from Kansas City’s LGBT Community, to be held Mon, Oct 7, at 7:00 pm, at Unity Temple on the Plaza.

More info at: http://www.outspokenkc.com or http://www.facebook.com/outspokenkc:loveand marriage

11:49

12. Vi Tran Band – “This One’s For Me”
rom: American Heroine / Independent / October 4, 2013
[The Vi Tran Band is singer, songwriter, guitarist – Vi Tran, with Katie Gilchrist on vocals, percussion; Sean Hogge on guitar; Jerod Rivers on drums, vocals; and Ben Byard on bass, vocals]

[Vi Tran Band play a special CD Release show at the Kill Devil Club, in KC on First Friday Oct. 4, with Tran Band & The American Heroine Orchestra (Vi Tran, Katie Gilchrist, Sean Hogge, Jerod Rivers, Ben Byard, Mark Lowrey, Hermon Mehari, Rachel Gaither, and Christine Gross). The night begins with Jessica Furney Paige & Friends, and then David George & A Crooked Mile. There will also be a 12:00 Midnight Late-night Jam Session led by Mark Lowrey & Hermon Mehari]

11:53 – Interview with Krystle Warren

Krystle Warren & The Faculty play the Kansas City Live Block, 1330 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, Sunday, October 6, starting at 6:00P with – District Rhythms a show that will feature Lee Langston opening.

The Missouri Lottery and Magic 107.3 FM present Kansas City native and international recording artist KRYSTLE WARREN & The Faculty on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at KC Live! in Downtown Kansas City’s Power & Light District – part of the 2013 District Rhythms Concert Series. The free show begins at 6 p.m. and is hosted by Jerold “Action” Jackson. Free admission. Families welcome. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. 21+ after 9 PM Concertgoers receive $2 parking at the KC Live! and Main Street (Cosentino’s) Parking Garages. The District Rhythms Concert Series is presented by The Missouri Lottery, Miller Lite, Magic 107.3 FM and the Kansas City Power & Light District. #KCDistrictRhythms

Krystle Warren talked with us live on the phone from just outside Paris, France, where she has lived for nearly 5-years.

For more information: http://www.krystlewarren.com/
https://www.facebook.com/krystlewarren

Other events:

Tonight, Wednesday Oct 2, 6 p.m. The KCK Public Library presents another in their “Bad Film Series” at the Main Library, at 625 Minnesota, in downtown KCK, the film that they are showing is “Creature from the Haunted Sea.” This is the movie where former longtime KKFI Programmer, the late Steve Peters, played the monster, in the underwater scenes. As his wife Kathy Peters wrote, “Yes, indeed, he put on the Brillo pad monster suit with the ping pong ball eyes and swam around the tank at Marine land of the Pacific making threatening gestures!” This Roger Corman, B-movie is a classic hoot, you’ll find yourself applauding the monster even when it isn’t Steve in the suit!

Also Tonight, Wednesday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at The Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. The Sound of True Grit: Music Inspired by the Novel – Jeff Harshbarger and The Revisionists. Musician Jeff Harshbarger – accompanied by his band The Revisionists – discusses and performs new and traditional songs reflecting the historic era in which True Grit unfolds.

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

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
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