#519 – April 2, 2014 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, April 2, 2014

90 Minutes of Music from the Middle of the Map Fest
with guest hosts: Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch
+ Mike Alexander and Center of The City Fest
+ Poppy Champlin & Chynsia Hinesley & Queer Queens of Qomedy

1. The Philistines – “Heart Like Candy”
from: Brand new song, to be released soon / Independent / Mar. 2014
[The Philistines are Kansas City based rock ‘n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimberley Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar and vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, and Steve Gardels on drums.]

[The Philistines play Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, April 5, at 4:00 for MidDay Medley’s – 90.1 Day Party at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania w/ Vi Tran Band, Maria The Mexican, Rev Gusto, & Pedaljets.]

10:05 – Interview with Mike Alexander

The 3rd Annual – Center of The City Fest, Fri, Sat, & Sun, April 4 – 6, at Vandals at the Black & Gold Tavern, 3740 Broadway, KCMO, features 3 nights of Punk Rock from 34 area punk bands. Joining us to talk about Center of the City is Mike Alexander.

Mike Alexander is a busy guy, playing guitar with John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, The Starhaven Rounders, and power punk with Hipshot Killer, Mike was with us 2 years ago, to talk about the 1st Center of The City Fest.

This year’s Center of the City Fest has two stages on Friday and Saturday, with non stop music from 7:00 pm until 1:15 am. On Sunday there will be one stage with bands starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 12:30am.

More info at: http://www.facebook.com/centerofthecity or http://www.cotcfest.com

Friday Night-
7pm-The Big Iron (inside)
7:30- Plug Uglies (outside)
8:00- 5 Star Disaster (inside)
8:30- Stinkbomb (stl) (outside)
9:00- Four Arm Shiver (inside)
9:30- Bombs Over Broadway (outside)
10:00- The Haddonfields (stl) (inside)
10:30- Documentary (outside)
11:00- American Dischord (inside)
11:30- Smash the State (outside)
12am- The Shidiots (omaha) (inside)
12:45- The Uncouth (inside)

Saturday Night-
7pm- Deco Auto (inside)
7:30- Dead Ven (outside)
8:00- The Itch (joplin) (inside)
8:30- Donner Diaries (outside)
9:00- Scene of irony (stl) (inside)
9:30- KC Thieves (outside)
10:00- Molotov Latte (springfield) (inside)
10:30- Red Kate (outside)
11:00- Bottle Breakers (inside)
11:30- Hipshot Killer (outside)
12am- The Bad Ideas (inside)
12:45- Iron Guts Kelly (inside)

Sunday Night (inside stage only)-
6pm- Sister Mary Rotten Crotch
6:45- Black on Black
7:30- The Biff Tannens
8:15- The Hemorrhoids
9:00- The Protesters
9:45- Stiff Middle Fingers
10:30- The Rackatees
11:15- BUMMER
12am- The Death Scene
12:45-Ghetto Blaster (CA)

The Local Punk Music Scene has often had to create its own, very independent venues.

Mondays at midnight, 90.1 FM KKFI airs KCDIY Radio, KC’s last and only punk radio program. Each week is a themed selection of punk and hardcore from the past 30 years, including new music. From the early days of KKFI in 1988, through most all of the early 1990s Anne Winter hosted a long running punk show as Little Orphan Annie.

The 3rd annual Center of the City Fest, features 34 of the area’s best punk bands, Fri, Sat, & Sun, April 4 – 6, at Vandals at the Black & Gold Tavern, 3740 Broadway, KCMO.
Info at: http://www.facebook.com/centerofthecity or http://www.cotcfest.com


2. Hipshot Killer – “I’ll Tell You”
from: Hipshot Killer / Locket Love Records / April 29, 2011
[Debut release from KC based 3-piece power punk band formed in the fall of 2008 by, Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Brad Wicklander (Dark Circles, Anvil Chorus), on Drums.]

[Hipshot Killer play Center of The City Fest. Sat, Apr 5, at 11:30pm at Vandals (upstairs at) the Black & Gold Tavern, 3740 Broadway, KCMO.]

10:15 – Interview with Poppy Champlin

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, with a degree in Theatre, Poppy Champlin went on to study and the legendary Chicago Second City Improv school. She has performed on LOGO, Showtime, Oprah Winfrey, Entertainment Tonight, Joan Rivers Show, Comics Unleashed, and Atlantis and Olivia cruises. Poppy has worked with Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Bill Maher, Bill Hicks and Rosie O’Donnell. She performed for over 25,000 people in the closing ceremonies of the Gay Games in Chicago. She has performed for troops in Japan and Korea, and was invited to perform in South Africa, at the Cape Town Comedy Festival. Poppy can be seen in the HBO Documentary “All Aboard Rosie’s Family Vacation” and Poppy Champlin will be performing in the Queer Queens of Comedy, Saturday, April 12, 7:00pm, at the UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry Street, KCMO, w/ Jennie McNulty & Sandra Valls.

Also joining us in the studio was Chynsia Hinesley the woman behind Dycon Productions, a new Kansas City based company, working to bring women’s entertainment to the Midwest.

Info at UMKC Central Ticket Office 816-235-6222 / http://www.dyconproductions.com

Ellen, Judy Gold, Rosie, Margaret Cho, Suzanne Westenhoeffer, Wanda Sykes, Jen Kober, Kate Clinton, Sabrina Matthews…there are so many, out and proud lesbians working in comedy today, and actually for many years now. Mark and Poppy talked about the question: are lesbians just more funny?

Poppy talked about the other amazingly funny women joining you in the show on April 12, at the UMKC Student Union Theater – Sandra Valls and Jennie McNulty.

Chynsia Hinesley, talked briefly about Dycon Productions, producing these events in Kansas City, and serving audiences, and collaborating with venues.

Poppy Champlin will be performing in the Queer Queens of Comedy, April 12, 7:00 pm, at the UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry Street, KCMO, with Jennie McNulty and Sandra Valls. Ticket information at UMKC Central Ticket Office 816-235-6222. Info at: http://www.dyconproductions.com

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30 – Nathan Reusch & Chris Haghirian – 90 Minutes of Music from The Middle

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 14 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 was instrumental in the organization of The Middle of The Map Fest. Chris also organizes the bands for The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday Home Game Concerts at The Kauffman Stadium for The Royals, starting next Wednesdaym April 9. Chris also is a hardworking volunteer for Midwest Music Foundation where he helps to organize The MidCoast Takeover of SXSW Music Festival, featuring KC & Lawrence area bands, and with the very successful Blvd Campaign last December.

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 and Nathan joined us on Wednesday MidDay Medley as guest producers and guest co-hosts, to share 90 minutes of Music from this year’s Middle of the Map Fest, featuring local, national, international and emerging talent, April 3 – 5, in Westport. We’ll hear tracks from 17 of the bands and artists from this year’s Fest.

Ink’s Middle of the Map Fest | Westport | Kansas City, MO | April 3, 4 and 5, 2014
3 days of music, 120+ bands | presented by KC Chevy Dealers and Boulevard Brewery

for tickets and more info visit http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Outdoor Stage (Fri/Sat) ALL AGES – parking lot in front of Ernie Biggs/Buzzard Beach
Ernie Biggs 4115 Mill Street, KCMO
recordBar 1020 Westport Road, KCMO
Riot Room (inside) 4048 Broadway, KCMO
Riot Room (outside) 4048 Broadway, KCMO
Westport Saloon 4112 Pennsylvania, KCMO


recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd on 90.9 The BRIDGE Stage (18+ up after 7pm)
7:30 – Actors & Actresses (https://www.facebook.com/ActorsActresses)
8:30 – Ings (https://www.facebook.com/ingingingmusic)
9:30 – Twinsmith (https://www.facebook.com/Twinsmithband)
10:30 – Night Terrors of 1927 (https://www.facebook.com/NightTerrorsof1927)
11:30 – The Colourist (https://www.facebook.com/thecolourist)

RIOT ROOM inside, 4048 Broadway, on The Kansas City Royals Stage (21+)
6:45 – Schwervon! (https://www.facebook.com/schwervon)
7:45 – Max Justus (https://www.facebook.com/maxjustusmusic)
8:45 – Nite (https://www.facebook.com/wearethenite)

3. Nite – “On The Edge Of Darkness”
from: I Am Not Afraid / Independent / June 1, 2013
[Nite is electronic dream pop new wave post-punk synth pop from Dallas, Texas from Kyle and Myles Mendes. All tracks written by: Nite, Produced and mixed by: Austin Black. Co produced by: Nite]
[Nite plays Middle of the Map Fest, Thurs, Apr 3, 8:45 pm – Riot Room inside, 4048 Broadway.]

9:45 Ski Lodge https://www.facebook.com/skilodgeee
10:45 Snow Mine https://www.facebook.com/Snowmine
11:45 Small Black https://www.facebook.com/SmallBlk

4. Small Black – “Free At Dawn”
from: Limits of Desire / JagJaguar / May 14, 2013
[2nd LP from Brooklyn based 4-piece band, formed in 2009.]
[Small Black play Middle of the Map Fest, Thurs, Apr 3, 11:45 pm – Riot Room inside, 4048 Broadway]

12:45 Total Slacker https://www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Slacker/309526335744

RIOT ROOM PATIO outside, 4048 Broadway, on The SEEN Merch Stage (21+)
The Deli Magazine Showcase
7:00 – Various Blonde (https://www.facebook.com/VariousBlonde)
8:00 – Is Paris Burning (https://www.facebook.com/IsParisBurning)
9:00 – Middle Twin (https://www.facebook.com/middletwin)
10:00 – Rooms Without Windows (https://www.facebook.com/RoomsWithoutWindows)
11:00 – Loose Park (https://www.facebook.com/LOOSEPARK)
12:00 – Spinstyles (https://www.facebook.com/spinstyles)

Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, on The APPLEBEE’S Stage (21+)
6:45 – The Clementines (https://www.facebook.com/theclementinesmusic)
7:45 – Olassa (https://www.facebook.com/olassamusic)
8:45 – Molly Gene One Whoaman Band (www.facebook.com/mollygeneonewhoamanband)
9:45 – Billy Beale and the Blues Preservationists (www.facebook.com/BillyBealeBlues)
10:45 – John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons (https://www.facebook.com/johnvelghe)
11:45 – The Electric Lungs (https://www.facebook.com/theelectriclungs)
12:45 – Wells The Traveler (https://www.facebook.com/WellsTheTraveler)

Ernie Biggs, 4115 Mill Street, on The KANSAS SPEEDWAY Stage (21+)
9:00 – Romain Remains (https://www.facebook.com/RomanRemains)
10:00 – Big Black Delta (https://www.facebook.com/bigblackdelta)

5. Big Black Delta – “Side of The Road”
from: Big Black Delta / Master of Bates / April 30, 2013
[Big Black Delta is a solo project of LA band, Mellowdrone’s vocalist/bassist Jonathan Bates]
[Big Black Delta plays Middle of the Map Fest, Thurs, Apr 3, 10:00 pm – Ernie Biggs, 4115 Mill St.]

11:00pm – Gary Numan (https://www.facebook.com/GaryNumanOfficial)
12:30 – DJ (TBD)


Outdoor Stage, Westport Rd & Mill St, on The SPORTING KC Stage (ALL ages)
7:00 – Cowboy Indian Bear (https://www.facebook.com/cowboyindianbear)
8:00 – William Elliott Whitmore (https://www.facebook.com/williamelliottwhitmore)

6. William Elliott Whitmore – “Dry”
from: Song Of The Blackbird / Southern Records / July 24, 2006
[Hailing from a horse farm along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, Montrose, Iowa, William Elliott Whitmore has developed an intense love and spiritual understanding of the land, which he flawlessly conveys through all of his seven full length releases.]
[William Elliott Whitmore plays Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 8 pm – Outdoor Stage in Westport.]

9:00 – J Roddy Walston (https://www.facebook.com/jroddywalston)
10:00 – The Get Up Kids (https://www.facebook.com/TheGetUpKids)

7. The Get Up Kids – “Ten Minutes”
from: Something to Write Home About / Vagrant Records / Sept. 21, 1999
[The Get Up Kids play Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 10 pm – Outdoor Stage in Westport.]

recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd on 90.9 The BRIDGE Stage (18+ up after 7pm)
7:00 – Oils (https://www.facebook.com/oilstheband)
8:00 – Supernauts (REUNION SHOW)
9:00 – Chambers (https://www.facebook.com/chambersmusic)

8. Chambers – “Inner Room”
from: “Inner Room” Single / The Record Machine / 2014
[4 piece Mood Rock band from Denton, Texas, made up of: Judson Valdez- Lead guitars, Lead vocals, backing vocals; Piper Johnson – Synths, Lead vocals, backing vocals; Chase Johnson – drums, samples, Backing vocals; Daniel Pelletier – Bass, backing vocals. When Judson Valdez and Chase Johnson started working together in October of 2012, they were playing as backing musicians for a mutual friend’s project. After only a couple of months playing together, they quickly realized that they shared creative similarities and decided to try writing music together. Along the way of writing the songs that would eventually become Chambers first album, they recruited Johnson’s sister Piper, stole their sound engineer, Daniel Pelletier, away to play bass to round out the band and became Chambers. Early on they realized that they all had strong but very different voices and instead of trying to conform their different styles to each other, made it into their strength. What has come out of this process is a collection of songs that features 3 different lead singers, complex arrangements of harmonies, and a variety of instruments and styles. Chambers has played with: Grimes, Cold War kids, Efterklang, Chelsea Wolfe, Tennis, Torres, Frontier Ruckus, and toured with Seryn.]
[Chambers plays Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 9 pm – recordBar in Westport.]

10:00 Milagres https://www.facebook.com/milagresmusic

9. Milagres – “Jeweled Cave”
from: Violent Light / Kill Rock Stars / February 25, 2014
[indie rock band from Brooklyn, NY, made up of: Kyle Wilson, Fraser McCulloch, Chris Brazee, Paul Payabyab. The band was founded in 2010 and signed to the music label Kill Rock Stars in Spring of 2011. The band released their national debut, Glowing Mouth, in September 2011 and previously released an album, Seven Summits, independently in 2008, under a different name and lineup.]
[Milagres plays Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 10 pm – recordBar in Westport.]

11:00 Lilies On Mars https://www.facebook.com/liliesonmarsofficial
12:00 Fanfarlo https://www.facebook.com/fanfarlo

10. Fanfarlo – “The Walls Are Coming Down”
from: Resevoir / Atlantic Recording Group / October 9, 2009
[Debut album from 5-piece, London-based band formed in 2006 by Swedish musician Simon Balthazar. They fuse elements of folk, indie rock, post-punk using trumpet, violin, mandolin, musical saw, clarinet, saxophone. Since their formation they have released 3 regular studio albums and one EP. Let’s Go Extinct was released Feb. 10, 13 on Rough Trade.]
[Fanfarlo play Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 12 pm – recordBar in Westport.]

RIOT ROOM inside, 4048 Broadway, on The Kansas City Royals Stage (21+)
7:30 – The Great American Canyon Band (https://www.facebook.com/TheGACB)
8:30 – Little Legend (https://www.facebook.com/littlelegendmusic)
9:30 – Drop A Grand (https://www.facebook.com/dropagrand)
10:30 – Dots Not Feathers (https://www.facebook.com/dotsnotfeathersstl)

11. Dots Not Feathers – “Timid Man”
from: “Timid Man” Single / Independent / February 14, 2014
[Indie Pop/Rock from St. Louis, MO. Stephen Baier: Vocals/Guitar; Ryan Myers: Vocals/Guitar/Baritone Ukulele; Jessica Haley: Vocals/Omnichord; Katie Brooking: Vocals/Piano; Chris Dickey: Bass; Nick Blackburn: Drums]
[Dots Not Feathers play Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 10:30 pm – Riot Room Patio in Westport.]

11:30 – Those Darlins (https://www.facebook.com/thosedarlins)
12:30 – S Carey (of Bon Iver) (https://www.facebook.com/scareymusic)

RIOT ROOM PATIO outside, 4048 Broadway, on The SEEN Merch Stage (21+)

7:00 – Forrester (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Forrester/268901189820469)
7:45 – Jorge Arana Trio (https://www.facebook.com/jorgearanatrio)
8:30 – Monta At Odds (https://www.facebook.com/montaatodds)
9:15 – Sleepy Kitty (https://www.facebook.com/sleepykittymusic)
10:15 – Wolf Eyes (http://www.wolfeyes.net/)
11:15 – Dosh (https://www.facebook.com/pages/dosh/435805050181)
12:30 – SHEPPA/BODY2BODY (https://www.facebook.com/sheppa.peppa)

Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, on The APPLEBEE’S Stage (21+)
7:15 – The Ready Brothers https://www.facebook.com/TheReadyBrothers
8:15 – Konza Swamp Band https://www.facebook.com/konzaswampband
9:15 – Victor & Penny https://www.facebook.com/victorandpenny
10:15 – The Naughty Pines (facebook.com/pages/The-Naughty-Pines/593497487357084)
11:15 – Howard Iceberg and The Titanics (https://www.facebook.com/howard.iceberg)
12:15 – Wayne “The Train” Hancock (https://www.facebook.com/TRAIN.VIPER)
1:15 – Rollfast Ramblers (https://www.facebook.com/RollfastRamblersBand)

Ernie Biggs, 4115 Mill Street, on The KANSAS SPEEDWAY Stage (21+)
7:15 – Bad Ideas (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bad-Ideas/271772622857854)
8:15 – Hearts of Darkness (https://www.facebook.com/heartsofdarkness)
9:15 – The Tontons (https://www.facebook.com/thetontons)

12. The Tontons – “Golden”
from: Golden / Independent / October 4, 2011
[4-piece band from Houston, texas, made up of: Asli Omar, Adam Martinez, Tom Nguyen, Justin Martinez. Make Out King and Other Stories of Love (2/18/14).]
[The Tontons play Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 9:15 pm – Ernie Biggs in Westport.]

10:15 – Har Mar Superstar (https://www.facebook.com/harmarsuperstar)
11:15 – Del the Funky Homosapien (https://www.facebook.com/THE.SirDzl)

13. Del Tha Funky Homosapien – “Mistadobalina”
from: I Wish My Brother George Was Here / Elektra / October 22, 1991
[Debut album. Title is a reference to George Clinton, an influence on Del, and Liberace who would on occasion openly pine for his brother George to appear on Liberace’s TV show in the mid-1950s. Born in Oakland, Del is the cousin of west coast rapper Ice Cube, and began writing lyrics for Ice Cube’s band, Da Lench Mob. In 1991, with the help of Ice Cube, Del released “I Wish My Brother George Was Here,” at the age of 18. A commercial success due to , “Mistadobalina”. Del was not pleased with the range of the album, severed his production-artist relationship with Ice Cube for his next album. He has release 11 solo albums.]
[Del Tha Funky Homosapien play Middle of the Map Fest, Fri, Apr 4, 11:15 pm – Ernie Biggs]

12:30 – DJ TBD


Outdoor Stage, Westport Rd & Mill St, on The SPORTING KC Stage (ALL ages)
2:00 – Not A Planet (https://www.facebook.com/notaplanet)
3:00 – The Noise FM (https://www.facebook.com/thenoisefmrocks)

14. The Noise FM – “Every Other Word”
from: Attraction / The Record Machine / January 28, 2014
[Formed in 2005 by Fort Scott, KS. brothers Alex Ward on vocals, keyboard, guitar & Austin Ward on drums, vocals. In 2007 the band moved to Lawrence. In 2010 they relocated to Chicago. The band performs live as a trio with Barry Kidd playing bass.]
[The Noise FM play Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, Apr 5, 3 pm – Outdoor Stage, Westport Rd. & Mill St]

4:00 – Outsides (https://www.facebook.com/outsidesmusic)
5:00 – Palace (https://www.facebook.com/PalaceTheBand)

15. Palace – “Treetop Lover”
from: Summer Don’t You Dare / The Record Machine / July 30, 2013
[St. Louis based band: Matthew James: Vocals/ Guitar/ Canadian-Tuxedos, Danny James: Drums/ Vocals/ Mustaches, Phil Grooms: Trumpet/Bass/Tall, Josh Eaker: Bass/fuzz, Crystal Owens: Vocals/X-bells]
[Palace plays Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, Apr 5, 5 pm – Outdoor Stage, Westport Rd. & Mill St]

6:00 – Kishi Bashi (https://www.facebook.com/mrkishibashi)

16. Kishi Bashi – “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!”
from: Lighght (Deluxe Version) / Joful Noise + Kishi Bashi / May 13, 2014
[Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi born November 4, 1975, in Seattle, Washington. Ishibashi grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where both of his parents were professors at Old Dominion University. As a 1994 graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School, he went on to study classical music becoming a renowned violinist. Ishibashi has recorded with and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia based indie rock group of Montreal. Ishibashi is also the singer and founding member of the New York synth rock outfit, Jupiter One. In 2011, he started to record and perform as a solo artist.]
[Kishi Bashi plays Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, Apr 5, 6 pm – Outdoor Stage at Westport Rd. & Mill St.]

7:00 – !!! (chk chk chk) (https://www.facebook.com/chkchkchk)
8:15 – Kate Nash (https://www.facebook.com/katenash)
9:45 – of Montreal (https://www.facebook.com/ofmontreal)

recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd on 90.9 The BRIDGE Stage (18+ up after 7pm)
The 90.9 The Bridge Day Party / ALL ages

2:00 – L.A. Price (https://www.facebook.com/lapricemusic)
2:45 – Ruddy Swain (https://www.facebook.com/RuddySwain)
3:30 – Gracie Schram (https://www.facebook.com/gracieschram)
4:15 – Eyelit (https://www.facebook.com/eyelitband)
5:00 – Katy Guillen & the Girls (https://www.facebook.com/kgandthegirls)
6:00 – Your Friend (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Friend/147598508638917)
7:00 – Nathan Philips (https://www.facebook.com/nathanphillipssongs)
8:00 – Good Graeff (https://www.facebook.com/GoodGraeff)
[The group originated as a duo when twin sisters Brooke and Brit, formed Good Graeff (pronounced “grayf”). at 16, playing on street corners of Sarasota, FL. At 18, Brooke moved to Canada to become a foley artist and Brit studied marketing and international business and eventually settled in Hanoi, Vietnam. Brooke joined her there in 2012, and Good Graeff was born into its second life.]
9:00 – Caroline Smith (https://www.facebook.com/goodnightsleeps)
[“Minneapolis’ Caroline Smith releases her inner diva on her new album, Half About Being a Woman. She’s shed her folksinging past in favor of good old-fashioned R&B, and it feels so right. If there’s ever a track likely to inspire something like this, it’s “Magazine.” The song is sexy, fierce and contagiously fun.” — NPR]
[Caroline Smith plays Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, Apr 5, 9 pm – recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

10:00 – La Guerre (https://www.facebook.com/laguerremusic)

17. La Guerre – “Get Better” (Mates of State)
from: Middle of The Map Covers CD / / 2014
[Katlyn Conroy is a singer songwriter who is based in Lawrence, Kansas and is also a member of Cowboy Indian Bear.]
[La Guerre plays Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, Apr 5, 10 pm – recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd.]

11:00 – Spirit Is The Spirit (https://www.facebook.com/spiritisthespirit)
12:00 – Why? (https://www.facebook.com/whywithaquestionmark)

RIOT ROOM inside, 4048 Broadway, on The Kansas City Royals Stage (21+)
The I Heart Local Music & 90.7 KJHK Day Party / ages 21+ up

2:15 – Black on Black (http://www.blackonblack1.bandcamp.com/)
3:00 – Psychic Heat (https://www.facebook.com/PsychicHeat)
3:45 – CS Luxem (https://www.facebook.com/pages/CS-Luxem/252216428163533)
4:30 – Josh Berwanger Band (https://www.facebook.com/Berwangermusic)
5:15 – The Sluts (https://www.facebook.com/TheSlutsBand)
(day party ends, night sets begin)
6:30 – Upset (https://www.facebook.com/weareUPSET)

18. Upset – “Back To School”
from: She’s Gone / Don Giovanni Records / October 29, 2013
[Debut from LA based all girl band.]
[Upset plays Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, Apr 5, 6:30 pm – Riot Room inside, 4048 Broadway.]

7:30 – Bummer (https://www.facebook.com/BummerKC)
8:30 – Maps For Travelers (https://www.facebook.com/mapsfortravelers)
9:30 – Ghetto Blaster (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ghetto-Blaster/304182982653)
10:30 – White Mule (https://www.facebook.com/whitemuleband)
11:30 – Hammerlord (https://www.facebook.com/HammerlordKS)
12:30 – Reggie and the Full Effect (https://www.facebook.com/reggieandthefulleffect)

RIOT ROOM PATIO outside, 4048 Broadway, on The SEEN Merch Stage (21+)
The 96.5 The Buzz Homegrown Day Party / ages 21+ up

2:15 – Mime Game (https://www.facebook.com/mimegame)
3:15 – Dead Girls (https://www.facebook.com/thedeadgirls)
4:15 – Bears & Company (https://www.facebook.com/bearsandcompany)
5:15 – Anna Cole & The Other Lovers (www.facebook.com/annacoleandtheotherlovers)
6:15 – Scruffy & the Janitors (https://www.facebook.com/scruffyandthejanitors)

The lowercaseKANSAS & 90.7 KJHK Showcase
7:15 – Les Paul (https://www.facebook.com/MentalHighMusicGroup)
8:00 – M34N STR33T (https://www.facebook.com/MEANSTREETOMAHA)
8:45 – Heartfelt Anarchy (https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltAnarchy)
9:30 – Steddy P (https://www.facebook.com/steddyp)
10:15 – Stik Figa (https://www.facebook.com/StikFiga)

19. Stik Figa – “Blind Tiger”
from: The City Under The City / Mello Music Group / Oct. 15, 2013
[Born in Ft. Campbell, KY, John Westbrook, Jr. grew up in Topeka, KS. His parents are from Arkansas & Tennessee, and his mom inspired his moniker when she commented on his thin frame and told him he looked like a stick figure.]
[Stik Figa plays Middle of the Map Fest, Sat, Apr 5, 10:15 pm – Riot Room Patio 4048 Broadway.]

11:00 – Shabazz Palaces (www.facebook.com/pages/Shabazz-Palaces/117954334892194)
12:00 – Daniel B. Smith x Geesace x Swaj Majal (http://www.soundcloud.com/swajmahal)

Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania Ave, on The APPLEBEE’S Stage (21+)
Mark Manning’s MidDay Medley 90.1 FM KKFI Day Party / ages 21+ up

2:00 – Vi Tran Band (https://www.facebook.com/vitranmusic)
3:00 – Maria The Mexican (facebook.com/pages/Maria-The-Mexican/321097214573944)
4:00 – The Philistines (https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilistines)
5:00 – Rev Gusto (https://www.facebook.com/revgusto)
6:00 – Pedaljets (https://www.facebook.com/Pedaljets)
(day party ends, night sets begin)
7:00 – Let’s Use Teamwork (facebook.com/pages/Lets-use-teamwork/214248532086586)
8:00 – Beau Jennings & The Tigers (facebook.com/pages/Beau-Jennings/25080061164)
9:00 – Loaded Goat (https://www.facebook.com/loadedgoatkc)
10:00 – AJ Gaither https://www.facebook.com/AjGaitherOMB)
11:00 – Twenty Thousand Strongmen (https://www.facebook.com/ttsm.kcmo)
12:00 – The Hooten Hallers (https://www.facebook.com/thehootenhallers)
1:00 – Those Poor Bastards (https://www.facebook.com/thosepoorbastards)

Ernie Biggs, 4115 Mill Street, on The KANSAS SPEEDWAY Stage (21+)
4:30 – Kickback (https://www.facebook.com/thekickback)
5:30 – Mammoth Life (https://www.facebook.com/mammothlife)
6:30 – Shy Boys (https://www.facebook.com/shyboys)
7:30 – Peelander Z (https://www.facebook.com/peelanderz)
8:30 – Me Like Bees (https://www.facebook.com/melikebees)
9:30 – The Weeks (https://www.facebook.com/theweeksmusic)
10:30 – Crash Kings (https://www.facebook.com/crashkingsmusic)
11:30 – Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band (https://www.facebook.com/bigdamnband)
12:30 – DJ TBD

90.9 The Bridge Day Party w/ Jon Hart (Saturday at rB)
96.5 The Buzz Day Party w/ Jeriney (Saturday at Riot outside)
90.1 Midday Medley KKFI Day Party w/ Mark Manning (Saturday at Westport Saloon)
I Heart Local Music and 90.9 KJHK Day Party (Saturday at Riot inside)
The DELI magazine showcase (Thursday night at Riot outside)
KC PsychFest showcase (Friday night at Riot outside)
lowercaseKANSAS showcase (Saturday night at Riot outside)

INK magazine – https://www.facebook.com/inkkc
The Record Machine – https://www.facebook.com/therecordmachine
KC Chevy Dealers – http://www.chevydealer.com/KansasCity/dealers
Boulevard Brewery – https://www.facebook.com/Boulevard
Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund
90.9 FM The Bridge – https://www.facebook.com/909thebridge
Sporting Kansas City – https://www.facebook.com/SportingKC
Kansas Speedway – https://www.facebook.com/KansasSpeedway
Kansas City Royals – https://www.facebook.com/Royals
Applebee’s – https://www.facebook.com/applebees
Westport – https://www.facebook.com/westportkc
Seen Merch – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seen-Merch/126008034124505
Barkley – https://www.facebook.com/BarkleyUS
Kansas City B Cycle – https://www.facebook.com/bikesharekc
96.5 FM The Buzz – https://www.facebook.com/965thebuzz
Town Center Plaza – https://www.facebook.com/TownCenterPlaza
Mills Record Company – https://www.facebook.com/MillsRecordCompany
Will Gregory PR – https://www.facebook.com/willgregorypublicrelations
Element Recording Studios – https://www.facebook.com/elementrecordingstudios
C&C Drum Company – facebook.com/pages/CC-DrumCompany/523375694371886

Next week… the Forum

In two weeks…Middle of the Map Film Fest!

More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Sources for notes on tracks and interview segments come from: artist’s websites and wikipedia.org and where noted.

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

Show #519


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