#494 – October 9, 2013 Playlist

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

“The Midcoast Sound”
+ Emily Behrmann & The Series at JCCC
+ Marion Merritt & Jennifer Appell co-host

1. King Khan & The Shrines – “Born To Die”
from: Idle No More / Merge Records / Sept/ 3, 2013
[Berlin-based garage rock and psychedelic soul band. Founded in 1999 by then 22-year-old King Khan, formerly of Canadian garage rock outfits The Spaceshits (where he operated under the pseudonym Blacksnake) and Kukamongas. The band is noted for its impressive stage antics. Typically King Khan is scantily clad, and the overwhelming frontman. His performances feature cheerleader/go-go dancer Bamboorella and a mixture of instrumentation including: keyboard, baritone saxophone, guitar, bass, drums.]

[King Kahn & The Shrines play the recordBar, Sunday, Oct. 20, with Hell Shovel]

Marion Merritt and Jennifer Appell joined me for the entire show to encourage ALL listeners to call 888-931-0901 during WMM, to express support for this show and 90.1 FM KKFI.

10:04 – Pledge Break #1


2. Drew Black and Dirty Electric – “Love & A Riot”
from: Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo / Midwest Music Found. / Oct 5, 2013
[Written by Drew Black. Recorded, mixed, mastered by Mark Johnson at Atzero Studios in Lee’s Summit, MO. Drew Black – vocals, guitar; Terra Skaggs – bass; Zach Hodson – guitar; Michelle Bacon – drums]

[Drew Black and The Dirty Electric play Czar bar, Tues. Oct. 15 with: Aotearoa, & Hillary Watts Riot]

3. Animal Collective – “Rosie Oh”
from: Centipede Hz / Domino / September 24, 2012
[9th studio album by American experimental psychedelic band that grew out of childhood friendships in Baltimore County Maryland, currently based in NYC, LA, and Lisbon. The band consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; the lineup is not uniform. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks.]

[Animal Collective play The Midland, Thurs, October 24, with Deradoorian. We’re giving 2 tickets to see Animal Collective as a “Thank You Gift” for the first 10 donations, on MC/Visa of $50.00 or more.]

4. Krystle Warren & The Faculty – “Tuesday Morning”
from: Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace / Parlour Door Music / April 9, 2012 UK]
[Paseo Arts Academy Graduate was signed to a French label, Because Music and then created her own label: Parlour Door Music. Krystle has been touring Europe opening for Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle Warren’s new album came from a 13 day recording session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, and is releasing the music in 2 separate releases. Krystle recently played KC on Sun, Oct 6. Over the weekend we interviewed Krystle for our Oct. 23 show.]

10:20 – Pledge Break #2

10:28 – Underwriting


6. Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion – “Chairman Meow”
from: Wassaic Way / Rte. 8 Records / August 6, 2013
[Sarah Lee Guthrie is daughter of Arlo Guthrie and granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.]

[Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion play an early show on Sat, Oct. 12, at Davey’s Uptown with Olassa] [Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion play Knuckleheads later with Song Preservation Society, Olassa]

7. The Kinsey Sicks – “Toucha Touch Me – Tsa Security”
from: Electile Dysfunction / The Kinsey Sicks / May 8, 2012
[Formed in 1993, by original members: Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) is a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer, former Director of the national Gay & Lesbian Medical Assoc, and one-time presidential advisor on HIV issues, who created the 1st national AIDS legal project and authored Clinton’s HIV policy during the 1992 presidential campaign, and Irwin Keller (“Winnie”) is a University of Chicago-trained lawyer & linguist & former director of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel of the San Francisco Bay Area, who authored Chicago’s gay rights ord., passed into law in 1989. In 2004, the Kinsey Sicks were joined by actor/singer/designer Jeff Manabat. In Oct. KC-based actor & singer, Spencer Brown joined in 2008 as (“Trampolina”).]

[The Kinsey Sicks perform: “America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Star Gone Wild,” Fri. Oct. 25, & Sat. Oct. 26, at Polsky Theatre, for the Performing Arts Series at JCCC.]

10:35 – Interview with Emily Behrmann

Emily Behrmann is General Manager of the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College presenting diverse cultures, dance, music, cutting-edge performances. They’ve just started the 2013-2014 series with critically acclaimed performances from national performers as well as local music and dance companies including the Owen Cox Dance Ensemble. Emily joins us today to talk about what is coming up in the season.

The Kinsey Sicks perform their R rated show: “America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Star Gone Wild,” Friday AND Saturday, October 25, and 26, in the Polsky Theatre, for the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College!!

Spencer Brown (“Trampolina”) – also known to KC audiences as Daisy Bucket

6 shows in the Polsky Theatre, next door to Yardley Hall, including the Kinsey Sicks, and other upcoming shows featuring: Rita Moreno, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, Arturo Sandoval, and many others. plus, classical/chamber music programs, theatre and comedy, and 5 dance shows.

This year the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College has made new connections with local companies: KC Ballet, Owen/Cox Dance Group, Bach Aria Soloists.

Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS. For more information about the Performing Arts Series at Johnson County Community College, you can call (913) 469-4445 or visit jccc.edu/TheSeries


8. Wells The Traveler – “Never Been Easy”
from: One For The Dreamers / Independent / August 23, 2013
[Manchester, England born Danny McGaw released one of our favorite recordings of 2012 w/ “Eccles Road.” Since then he has been playing with drummer Jason Jones & bassist Dan Hines (of the Lawrence band Paw), Chad Brothers on guitar, and Musician, Producer, and member of Truckstop Honeymoon, Mike West, who was intially brought in to produce the group’s debut recording, and ended up becoming the fifth member.]

[Wells The Traveler play the late show at Davey’s on Sat, Oct. 12, w/ Brother Bagman, and Old Sound]

[Wells The Traveler play the WINFIELD HANGOVER, Sat, Oct 26, at Riot Room, w/: Loaded Goat, Betse Ellis, Kansas City Bear Fighters, The John Brown Boys, Cadillac Flambe, and Fast Food Junkies]

9. Neko Case – “Local Girl”
from: The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You / Anti- / Aug 30, 13
[9th solo release of Neko Case who also performs with The New Pornographers.]

[Neko Case plays Liberty Hall, in Lawrence, Kansas, on Tuesday, October 15, at 8:00pm]

10. Betse Ellis – “The Complainer”
from: High Moon Order / Free Dirt Records / June 14, 2013
[Critically acclaimed 2nd solo release from renowned fiddler, Betse Ellis, a founding member of The Wilders]

[Betse Ellis plays the WINFIELD HANGOVER, Sat, Oct 26, at Riot Room, w/: Loaded Goat, Wells The Traveler , Kansas City Bear Fighters, The John Brown Boys, Cadillac Flambe, and Fast Food Junkies]

10:52 – Pledge Break #3 & Phone call from Betse Ellis in St. Louis

11:00 – Station ID

11. Polvo – “Light, Raking”
from: Siberia (Bonus Track Version) / Merge Records / Oct. 1, 2013
[Formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1990, by guitarists/vocalists Ash Bowie and Dave Brylawski. Brian Quast plays drums, and Steve Popson plays bass guitar. Eddie Watkins was the band’s original drummer, but did not rejoin the band upon its reunion in 2008. Considered to be standard bearer of a genre which came to be known as math rock, although in interviews the band disavowed that categorization. Their sound was defined by complex and dissonant guitar harmonies and driving rhythm, complementing cryptic, often surrealist lyrics. The band’s name means “octopus” in Portuguese and “powder” or “dust” in Spanish; in Spain it also is a slang word for sex.]

12. Ghosty – “YR WILD LIFE”
rom: 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.]

13. The ACB’s – “Surface”
from: Little Leaves / High Dive Records / March 5, 2013
[Konnor Ervin on lead vocals, Andrew Connor on Guitar & Vocals, Bryan McGuire on Bass & Vocals, Kyle Rausch on Drums & Vocals. The band joined us LIVE on the show on Feb. 27.]

[The ACBs play Replay, Oct 31, w/ Spirit is The Spirit, Dean Monkey & The Dropouts, Stiff Middle Fingers.]

14. Margo May – “Close The Door”
from: Midwestern Audio Vol. 2 – Electric Hullabaloo / Midwest Music Found. / Oct 5, 2013
[Margo May ha been working on a new release. She’s currently on the road singing backup for Josh Berwanger midway in the tour they play recordBar, on Oct. 31. Her new release will be out in November.]

11:11 – Pledge Break #4


15. Red Kate – “Pink Sweater”
from: When the troubles come (Vinyl) / Replay Records USA / August 23, 2013 [1st full-length from Punk 4-piece formed 2007. Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Soundlab.]

[Red Kate play an in store performance at Mills Record Company Oct. 11 with Dated]

[Red Kate open for Sister Mary Rotten Crotch Oct. 18, at Davey’s Uptown with The Big Iron]

16. Bloodbirds – “Radiation”
from: Psychic Surgery / Independent / February 1, 2013
[KC based Psychedelic post-punk trio featuring ex-Ad Astra Per Aspera member Mike Tuley, his wife Brooke Tuley and Anna St. Louis. The album will be available as a vinyl LP in April. Recorded at Junior’s Motel, with additional recording at the Worst Place in the World, and House Tuley. Rcorded by Kirk Kaufman and Mike Tuley. Mixed by Mike Tuley.]

[Bloodbirds play recordBar Sat. Oct. 12, with Metatone, Zorch, and The Hips]

17. Schwervon! – “Cougar Pride”
from: Courage / Olive Juice Records / September 28, 2012
[Schwervon! is a two piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and have just relocated to Kansas City. Schwervon! have produced 5 full length albums, 2 seven inch vinyl only singles, in addition to touring the world and performing with: Belle and Sebastian, The Vaselines, The Wedding Present, Kimya Dawson, The Thermals, Grass Widow, Jeffrey Lewis, The Essex Green, Comet Gain, and Veronica Falls. They recorded Courage with Memphis-based engineer Doug Easley who has worked with Pavement, Sonic Youth, Cat Power.]

[Schwervon! play recordBar, Wed. Oct. 16, with The Empty Spaces, and Proletariat Chariot.]

18. The Bad Ideas – “Dead in My Head”
from: Lesson #1 / Independent / March 8, 2013
[Full length debut recording from the Kansas City based punk band, formed in October 2011. They’ve written all original songs and are influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012.]

[The Bad Ideas play the Return of Rock Down Drag Out, at Czar, Sat, Oct. 12.]
[The Bad Ideas play Replay on Thurs. Oct. 17 with Cherokee.Rock.Rifle, and Thrift Store 45s.]

11:30 – Underwriting

11:32 – Pledge Break #5


19. Radkey – “Out Here In My Head”
from: Cat & Mouse – EP / Wreckroom / June 4, 2013
[Radkey is a St. Joesph based band made up of three teenage brothers Darrion, Isaiah, and Solomon. Their influences include The Who and Nirvana. Thank you to Robert Moore for loaning me your vinyl. Radkey has been nominated for a Pitch Music Award for Best Live Act.]

[Radkey played this song last week on “Later with Jools Holland” on BBC 2.]

20. Marva Whitney – “With Fun In My Life”
from: Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label / Numero Group – Cleanteen Records / Sept. 3, 2013
[Born Marva Ann Manning, May 1, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas. Whitney’s performing career started as early as three years old while touring with her family’s gospel group, the Manning Gospel Singers. In 1960, when she was 16, she joined a Kansas gospel group, the Alma Whitney Singers, and ended up marrying Harry Whitney, the brother-in-law of the group’s leader. Ever since, she has gone by her married name, Marva Whitney. Marva Whitney is well known as a funk vocalist. Singing with James Brown in the late 1960s, she was able to make a name for herself with powerful songs like “I’m Tired, I’m Tired, I’m Tired (Things Better Change Before Its Too Late)” and “If You Don’t Work (You Can’t Eat).” Her recording of “It’s My Thing (You Can’t Tell Me Who to Sock It To)” reached the R&B Top 20. Her song “Unwind Yourself” has been sampled numerous times, most recognisably by DJ Mark the 45 King on his 1987 track “The 900 Number”, which was then sampled by DJ Chad Jackson on his 1990 hit single “Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)” (UK #3 in July 1990), by DJ Kool on his 1996 hit “Let Me Clear My Throat” (UK #6 in March 1997), Sway on his 2009 track Mercedes Benz and Mac Miller on his 2011 track Party On Fifth Ave. In 2006, Marva Whitney collaborated with German born DJ/collector/manager DJ Pari and Japanese funk orchestra Osaka Monaurail to produce a new single, “I Am What I Am”. Osaka Monaurail style themselves on the James Brown sound and the single was produced in the fashion of an authentic release of the recordings she produced with Brown in 1969. Two successful tours of Japan and a full length album release followed, also entitled “I Am What I Am”. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, the tour was also brought to Europe. In December 2009, Whitney collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans in Lorne, Australia, while performing with The Transatlantics at Falls Festival. She was immediately rushed to Geelong Hospital, where doctors diagnosed a stroke. The remaining dates of her tour had to be canceled, but Whitney made a recovery and performed again in 2010. In December 2012, Whitney died from complications of pneumonia at her home. She was 68]

21. The Grisly Hand – “Coup de Coeur”
from: Country Singles / Independent / April 26, 2013
[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. Mike Stover and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand joined us LIVE on April 24.]

[The Grisly Hand play recordBar, Fri, Oct. 11, w/ Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, & Great Big Pile of Leaves]

11:50 – Pledge Break #6

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

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