#520 – April 9, 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 9, 2014

The Quivers + The Blessed Broke
+ Jamie Searle and MY BROTHERS & SISTERS
+ Guest DJ – Bill Sundahl

1. Schwervon! – “American Idle”
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 then a few years ago Matt brought Nan back to Kansas City. They continue to tour all over the world. They recorded Courage with Memphis-based engineer Doug Easley who’s worked with Pavement, Sonic Youth, Cat Power.]

[Schwervon! plays The Quivers Kansas City – CD Release Show, Saturday, April 12, at 9:00pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO with The Bad Ideas.]

2. Shy Boys – “Keeps Me On My Toes”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 21, 2014
[Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of the KC based band.]

3. Dream Wolf – “Astro-Wolf”
from: Dream Wolf/ Independent / December 1, 2012
[Full length debut from: Christian Tady – Electric Guitar, Tess Jehle – Drums, Megan Zander – Vocals, Katelyn Boone – Keyboards, Brent Jamison – Bass. Recorded by DEERWOLFANIMALBEAR and mastered by Element Recording Studios.]

[Dream Wolf plays Coda, 1744 Broadway, KCMO, Friday, April 11, at 9:00 pm with Dynamite Defense, and John L. Keck & The Wolves.]

4. Mikal Shapiro – “Persephone”
from: For Good / Independent / 2010

[Mikal Shapiro plays Acoustic Mayhem, TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 9, at 8:00 pm at Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, 3402, Main Sty, KCMO, with Major Matt Mason USA, Folkicide, and Rabbit Killer.]

[Mikal Shapiro plays The Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, KCMO, Friday, April 11, at 9:00 pm with the O’s! and speciual guest Emily Tummons.]

5. The Quivers – “Step Up to the Mic”
from: Hot Young Mess / The Quivers / March 21, 2014
[Debut full length release from KC based rock & roll band. Terra Skaggs – Bass, Vocals; Todd Grantham – Piano, Organ, Vocals; Abraham Haddad – Guitar; Bernie Dugan – Drums; Desmond Poirier – Guitar.]
[Special Horns on the track from Peter Lawless and Kyle Dahlquist.]

[The Quivers play a very special Kansas City – CD Release Show, Saturday, April 12, at 9:00pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO with Schwervon! & The Bad Ideas. More info http://www.thequiversband.com.]

10:15 – Interview with The Quivers

The Kansas City based rock & roll band The Quivers include Terra Skaggs on Bass and Vocals; Todd Grantham on Piano, Organ, and Vocals; Abraham Haddad on Guitar; Bernie Dugan on Drums; and Desmond Poirier on Guitar. The Quivers play a very special Kansas City – CD Release Show, Saturday, April 12, at 9:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, with Schwervon! & The Bad Ideas. Four of the members of the band joined us to talk about their new release, Hot Young Mess, and the band’s upcoming shows.

Terra Skaggs, Todd Grantham, Bernie Dugan and Desmond Poirier, talked about how they formed this band and the creative songwriting of Terra Skaggs and Todd Grantham, the band’s two lead singers and songwriters.

Todd you told Deli Magazine in a 2012 interview that he has been “banging on (that) piano since he was a baby.”

The Quiver’s new album was recorded by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Studio.

Bernie Dugan also plays with The Brannock Device, and Cher UK.

Desmond Poirier also plays with Red Kate, and The Quivers all played on the Red Kate’s 2014 debut.

Terra, Bernie, and Desmond also play together in a Cramps cover band called Stay Sick.

10:22

6. The Quivers – “Love Me or Leave It”
from: Hot Young Mess / The Quivers / March 21, 2014
[Debut full length release from KC based rock & roll band. Terra Skaggs – Bass, Vocals; Todd Grantham – Piano, Organ, Vocals; Abraham Haddad – Guitar; Bernie Dugan – Drums; Desmond Poirier – Guitar.]

[The Quivers play a very special Kansas City – CD Release Show, Saturday, April 12, at 9:00pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO with Schwervon! & The Bad Ideas. More info http://www.thequiversband.com.]

10:25

Members: Terra Skaggs – vocals/bass, Todd Grantham – vocals/keys, Bernie Dugan – drums, Abe Haddad – guitar, Desmond Poirer – guitar, will be playing several upcoming shows:

Sat, April 12, The Brick, Kansas City, MO

Sat, April 19, The Westport Saloon, Kansas City, MO

Fri, May 2, Torquefest 2014 Dubuque, IA

Sat, May 24, Westport Roots Festival, The Westport Saloon, Kansas City, MO

Fri, July 11, Coda Bar and Grill, Kansas City, MO

10:30

7. The Quivers – “Hot Young Mess”
from: Hot Young Mess / The Quivers / March 21, 2014
[Debut full length release from KC based rock & roll band. Terra Skaggs – Bass, Vocals; Todd Grantham – Piano, Organ, Vocals; Abraham Haddad – Guitar; Bernie Dugan – Drums; Desmond Poirier – Guitar.]

[The Quivers play a very special Kansas City – CD Release Show, Saturday, April 12, at 9:00pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO with Schwervon! & The Bad Ideas. More info http://www.thequiversband.com.]

10:34 – Underwriting

10:36

9. The Blessed Broke – “The Guard House”
from: Ladders Out of Purgatory / Independent / vinyl LP & digital download April 19, 2014
[2nd full length release from KC based band currently made up of: Brian Frame – Guitar/Vocals; Andrew Luker – Electric Guitar; Josh Mobley – Keys; Betse Ellis – Bass, and Matt Richey – Drums

[The Blessed Broke play a Record Release Show, Saturday, April 19, at 10:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, with The Conquerors, and Dead Voices Trio.]

10:39 – Interview with Brian Frame

The Kansas City based band The Blessed Broke includes: Brian Frame on Guitar and Vocals; Andrew Luker on Electric Guitar; Josh Mobley on Keys; Betse Ellis on Bass; and Matt Richey on Drums. and the band’s Record Release Show, for “Ladders Out of Purgatory” is Saturday, April 19, at 10:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, with The Conquerors, and Dead Voices Trio.

Kansas City folk rock band The Blessed Broke is preparing to release “Ladders Out of Purgatory” on April 22nd on vinyl LP and digital download with a release show at The Record Bar on Saturday, April 19th 2014.

“Ladders Out of Purgatory” is the follow up to the 2009 self titled debut from this group led by songwriter Brian Frame.

The five piece band went into the studio with engineer and producer Jonathan Kraft to record five full band arrangements and four solo acoustic tracks.

With this new album The Blessed Broke delves further into the sound explored on their debut recording, this time balancing between the dynamics of the full ensemble and the delicate fingerstyle guitar work of songwriter Brian Frame’s solo efforts.

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

10:55

10. The Blessed Broke – “Tired Old Sin”
from: Ladders Out of Purgatory / Independent / vinyl LP & digital download April 19, 2014
[2nd full length release from KC based band currently made up of: Brian Frame – Guitar/Vocals; Andrew Luker – Electric Guitar; Josh Mobley – Keys; Betse Ellis – Bass, and Matt Richey – Drums

[The Blessed Broke play a Record Release Show, Saturday, April 19, at 10:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, with The Conquerors, and Dead Voices Trio.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – DJ Bill Sundahl

We were so very happy to welcome Bill Sundahl back to the show as our “Guest DJ”. Bill has been a frequent guest on the show and has helped us during our on-air fund drive shows, and was a host of a 90.1 FM radio show. Bill sings and plays bass in the Kansas City super group: The Starhaven Rounders. Bill is also the founder of Spice of Life Productions and organizer of The Crossroads Music Festival and the upcoming Spring Dance, Saturday, May 31, at 7:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, featuring: Grand Marquis, Starhaven Rounders, The New Riddim. and MY BROTHERS & SISTERS.

Bill Sundahl played:

11. Aaron Neville – “Hercules”
from: Mojo Presents Move On Up: A Modernist Compendium / Mojo Magazine ‎– November 2012 / Sep 2012
[Originally released as a 7″ Single on Mercury Records in 1973

12. Cat Stevens – “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out”
from: Footsteps in the Dark – Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 / UMG / November 1984

11:15 – Interview with Jamie Searle

Jamie Searle won critical acclaim as lead vocalist and songwriter for the band It’s Over who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Live Act. He left It’s Over to concentrate on his music education as a student of UMKC’s Conservatory of Music where he immersed himself in musical theory, composition, harmonic structure, melody. Now out of school, Jamie has spent much of the last year and a half, recording a full length release of material, that he composed for a large ensemble of musicians. The result is: “Violet Music Vol. 1” the debut full length release from Jamie’s band, My Brothers & Sisters, a collective of 14 to 18 musicians, including: strings, horns, percussionists, bass, keyboards, vocalists, and back-up vocalists, and Jamie on vocals, guitar and conducting. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, plays an album release party, featuring DJ JOC MAX, this Saturday, April 12, at 7:30pm, at The Mission Theatre, 5909 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS.

Bill Sundahl interviewed his former band-mate, and friend Jamie Searle. The two played together in the band It’s Over.

13. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “You Should Have Known”
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Independent / April 12, 2014

14. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “In My Sights”
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Independent / April 12, 2014

15. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “Pillow Bella”
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Independent / April 12, 2014

[MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, releases their debut record “Violet Music Vol. 1” with an album release party, featuring DJ JOC MAX, this Saturday, April 12, at 7:30pm, at The Mission Theatre, 5909 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas.]

11:39 – Underwriting

11:41 – Jamie’s influences

Jamie Searle played four songs, in sequential order, that represent some of his musical influences.

16. Duke Ellington – “The Mooche”
from: Best of Duke Ellington / X5 Music Group / July 22, 2008
[“The Mooche,” made in 1928, is a piece that reflected Ellington’s love of New Orleans and had been played in many versions by 1952. (Ellington constantly remade his pieces, and they are thus examples of how an inventive jazz composer works. He personally wrote or co-wrote new arrangements, commissioned new arrangements, or, upon listening to the improvisations of his players, found fresh material that could enrich or reinterpret a familiar part of his repertoire.) On “The Mooche,” we hear the two colors that were essential to Ellington’s sound. There’s the clarinet, which Ellington never abandoned even though jazz orchestras usually set the instrument aside after the emergence of Charlie Parker in the middle ’40s. Then there is the equally important plunger-muted brass (trumpet, on this track) that also remained a fundamental element of his style. (From Slate.com By Stanley Crouch January 12, 2005, The Late Show).]

17. The Impressions – “Fool for You”
from: This is My Country / Rhino / 1968

18. Prince & The Revolution – “Kiss”
from: Parade (Music from Ther Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon) / Warner Bros. / 1986

19. Big Boi Feat. Sleepy Brown & Jazze Pha – “Bowtie”
from: Speakerboxxx / Warner Bros. / 1986

MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, album release party, for “Violet Music Vol. 1″featuring DJ JOC MAX, is this Saturday, April 12, at 7:30pm, at The Mission Theatre, 5909 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas. More info at: http://www.mybrothersandsistersmusic.com

Spring Dance, Saturday, May 31, at 7:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, KCMO, featuring: Grand Marquis, Starhaven Rounders, The New Riddim. and MY BROTHERS & SISTERS. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spice-of-Life-Productions

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

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

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