#527 – May 28, 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, May 28, 2014

Bummer + Red Kate + The Bad Ideas +
Hank Weidel & The Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project
+ Jerad Tomasino & The Crossroads Summer Block Party

1. Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel – “Nico”
from: Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious / Burger Records / October 23, 2013
[Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel are art of the collective of BURGER RECORDS in Fullerton, California, a record store, and record company, that call themselves a rock n roll philanthropic quasi-religious borderline-cultish propaganda spreading group of suburban perma-teen mutants. More info at: http://www.burgerrecords.org]

[Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel will play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence, Kansas, Thursday, May 29, at 9:00 pm, with Froth (also of Burger Records) and KC’s own Sneaky Creeps.]

2. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “How to Move What to Wear” (Vinyl)
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Independent / April 12, 2014

[MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, play The Spring Dance, Saturday, May 31, at 7:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, with: Grand Marquis, Starhaven Rounders, The New Riddim.]

3. Kat & Mouse – “3 Words”
from: Kat & Mouse EP / Independent / March 15, 2014
[Kat, Maxwell Crews, and Brandon “Bam” Thomas first wrote together during the inaugural class of the Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project in the summer of 2012. Discovering that they had chemistry and an unheard blend of styles they continued to write together.]

10:15 – Interview with Hank Weidel

Hank Weidel is a Kansas City-based artist and entrepreneur who started his entrance into the KC music scene at the age of 16. He is currently the drummer for indie rock band Captiva. In 2013, Hank was accepted as one of nearly twenty-five musicians to take part in the Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project at the Sprint Center. There, he studied under names like Fall Out Boy, Samantha Fish, Billy Branch, and Raydar Ellis. After completing this program, he began to venture into both performance and management. The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project, will be in Kansas City, June 16 through July 11, bringing Grammy award winning artists from Los Angeles and all around the globe to the Sprint Center to work with young people. The student’s final public performance will be July 10, at 7:00 pm, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

After completing this program, Hank now has begun his own music management / promotion company and has been appointed as the Special Projects intern for the Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project this summer.

Hank recorded, performed, and booked for the Connor Leimer band, then discovered Captiva, where he now performs, records, and helps book the band.

http://www.grammymuseum.org/education/for-students-1/music-revolution-project

Captiva are working on a new album.

Hank’s band Captiva play The Bottleneck, in Lawrence, tonight! Wednesday, May 28th, They also play: Union Station, Saturday, May 31st, and then The Riot Room, June 1, with Swearin’ on Sunday, and back to Lawrence to play The Granada Theatre, Saturday, June 28th with Not A Planet.

The GRAMMY Museum’s Music Revolution Project, June 16 through July 11, in Kansas City, Missouri bringing Grammy award winning artists from Los Angeles and all around the globe to the Sprint Center to work with young people. The student’s final public performance will be July 10, at 7:00 pm, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. More info at: http://www.grammymuseum.org

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30

4. Rev Gusto – “Local Girls” (Vinyl)
rom: Too Much Rock Single Series No. 002 / Too Much Rock / 2014
[Written by Graham Parker. B-side of TMR single Still There. Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums, Recorded with and engineered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording.]

5. The ACBs – “Record Store” (Vinyl)
from: Little Leaves / High Dive Records / March 5, 2013
[Konnor Ervin (lead vocals, guitar); Bryan McGuire (bass); Andrew Connor (guitar); Kyle Rausch (drums). Follow up to their December, 2010 release, Stona Rosa. Their songs have been featured on MTV’s The Inbetweeners, and Daytrotter. “Little Leaves” is a nod to frontman Konnor Ervin’s landscaping day job.]

[Rev. Gusto and The ACB’s play The Crossroads Summer Block Party, First Friday, June 6, from 6:00 pm to Midnight, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City’s Crossroads with Forrester, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, and Jorge Arana Trio]

10:35 – Interview with Jerad Tomasino

This year’s Crossroads Summer Block Party from Golden Sound Records, is First Friday, June 6, from 6:00 pm to Midnight, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City’s Crossroads. This evening of live music, food and KC culture features: The ACB’s, Forrester, Rev Gusto, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, Jorge Arana Trio, plus: Food Trucks, Art & Fashion. More info at: http://www.crossroadsblockparty.com and info@goldensoundrecords.com

Along with Mat Shoare, and Ross Brown, Jerad Tomasino created Golden Sound Records

3rd annual – Crossroads Summer Block Party features The ACB’s, Forrester, Rev Gusto, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, Jorge Arana Trio. All of these bands will be a part of a vinyl artist compilation produced by Golden Sound Records.

plus: Food Trucks, Art & Fashion.

More info at: http://www.crossroadsblockparty.com and info@goldensoundrecords.com

The band, See Through Dresses, made up of members from Millions of Boys, from Omaha, are now on Golden Sound Records

10:42

6. See Through Dresses – “Glass”
from: See Through Dresses / Golden Sound Records / May 27, 2014 (November 30, 2013)
[Sara Bertuldo – vocals, guitars, bass, synths; Mathew Carroll – vocals, guitars, synths; Robert Little – bass; Nate Van Fleet – drums, percussion. All songs written by Mathew Carroll/Sara Bertuldo. Recorded in early 2013 at Little Machine in Omaha, NE. Engineered by Mathew Carroll, Mixed by JJ Idt. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Kansas City, MO. Pressed by Rainbo Records in California. 550 copies made. Reissued this year by Golden Sound Records in Kansas City.]

[See Through Dresses play Replay Lounge, Lawrence Kansas, May 31, w/ Your Friend and The Outfit]
[See Through Dresses play Mills Record Company, Sunday, June 1, w/ The Author & The Illustrator]

This year’s Crossroads Summer Block Party from Golden Sound Records, is First Friday, June 6, from 6:00 pm to Midnight, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City’s Crossroads. This evening of live music, food and KC culture features: The ACB’s, Forrester, Rev Gusto, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, Jorge Arana Trio, plus: Food Trucks, Art & Fashion. More info at: http://www.crossroadsblockparty.com and info@goldensoundrecords.com

10:52

7. Forrester – “I Was With You at the End”
from: Antitheses / Independent / March 27, 2014
[Instrumental/Shoegaze/Post-Rock from Lawrence based band formed in the fall of 2011. Members include: Brian Rogers, Joe Newman, Connor Creighton, Will Chertoff, Steven LaCour.]

[Forrester plays The Crossroads Summer Block Party, First Friday, June 6, from 6:00 pm to Midnight, at 19th & Wyandotte, in Kansas City’s Crossroads with Rev. Gusto, The ACB’s, La Guerre, Metatone, Mat Shoare, Loose Park, and Jorge Arana Trio]

8. Scott Hrabko – “Lost As You”
from: Gone Places / Independent / Oct. 18, 2013

[Scott Hrabko plays the KKFI 90.1FM – Spring Pledge Drive Kick Off Party, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, 9:00 to 1:00, with Maria The Mexican, and Hillary Watts Riot.]

11:00 – Station ID

9. The Philistines – “Heart Like Candy”
from: The Philistines EP / Independent / March 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 The Big Iron – Record Release Show, Friday, May 30, at 9:30 pm, at the recordBar, 1020 Westport Road with The Death Scene.]

10. Grand Marquis – “Every Day’s the Same”
from: Blues and Trouble / Grand Marquis / June 25, 2013
[12 New songs from Bryan Redmond – lead vocals, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; Chad Boydston – trumpet, backing vocals; Ryan Wurtz – guitar; Ben Ruth – upright bass, sousaphone, backing vocals; Lisa Mckenzie – drums, washboard.

[Grand Marquis play The Spring Dance, Saturday, May 31, at 7:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, with: MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, Starhaven Rounders, The New Riddim]

11. The New Riddim – “Muma Muma”
from: Kidnapped / Independent / December 6, 2012
[Ska, Jamaican Rock & Roll from Kansas City. Daniel Loftus – lead vocals / organ; Rico Pierce – drums; Kian Byrne – bass; Conor Loftus – guitar; Nick Howell – trumpet; Mike Walker – trombone; Marshall Tinnermeier – tenor saxophone. More info at http://www.thenewriddim.com]

[The New Riddim play The Spring Dance, Saturday, May 31, at 7:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester, with: MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, Starhaven Rounders, and Grand Marquis.]

12. Bummer – “Sports”
from: Young Ben Franklin / Independent / April 1, 2013
[One of two EPs released last year from the Kansas City based trio of Matt Perrin on Guitar/Vocals, Mike Gustafson on Bass, Thomas Williams on Drums. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tyler Perryman.They call their music: neanderthal punk noise rock sludge from Kansas City]

[Bummer plays The Riot Room, Friday May 30, 8:00 pm with The Runaway Sons, The Sluts, and Scruffy & the Janitors.]

11:15 – Interview with Matt Perrin and Mike Gustafson of Bummer

They call their music: neanderthal punk noise rock sludge from Kansas City. The band BUMMER, is Matt Perrin who sings and plays guitar, Mike Gustafson who plays bass, and Thomas Williams on drums. Bummer plays The Riot Room, Friday May 30, 8:00 pm with The Runaway Sons, The Sluts, and Scruffy & the Janitors. Bummer digitally released their EP – MILK, on October 23, 2013. The band will be releasing a physical CD release of MILK on Friday, May 30.

Bummer has had a busy year, releasing two EPs, The band opened for Yuck in February at The Ruiot Room, The band recorded their own version of Gary Numan’s “Cars” playing Middle of The Map Fest and The Center of The City Fest, playing Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, as well as in-stores and shows at area venues.

The duo of Perrin, and drummer Thomas Williams first came together under the name Vestibule. When Williams left the band in summer 2012, bassist Mike Gustafson and Perrin found another drummer, Sam Hunter, and formed Bummer. In April, 2013, they released “Young Ben Franklin,” a three-song EP. In July, Hunter left the band and Thomas Williams came back on board. In October, they released “Milk,” a four-song EP

Bummer’s influences are in hard rock. Heavy. Raw.

Members of Bummer told Tim Finn in an Ink Magazine article from February 18, 2014, about their influences.

Mike Gustafson, 21, likes Queens of the Stone Age. “I love stuff that’s heavy & dark,” he said. “I like pop-song structures, stuff that gets stuck in your head. But it has to be heavy.”

Matt Perrin, 19, admits he had a Nirvana/Kurt Cobain dependency as a young teen but has since moved on to bands like the Melvins, Unsane, Young Widows and Pissed Jeans. “Those were all turning points,” he said. “It’s all really raw, aggressive stuff.”

Thomas Williams said initially he was more of a pop-punk fan. “I was the odd one,” he said. “I was more into Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance. But once I started hanging out with these guys, it became more Nirvana and Foo Fighters.”

11:22

13. Bummer – “Estocada”
from: Milk / Independent / October 23, 2013
[One of two EPs released last year from the Kansas City based trio of Matt Perrin on Guitar/Vocals, Mike Gustafson on Bass, Thomas Williams on Drums. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tyler Perryman.]

11:25

Bummer plays The Riot Room, Friday May 30, 8:00 pm with The Runaway Sons, The Sluts, and Scruffy & the Janitors.

Bummer is also playing the 3rd Annual Field Day Festival, June 26 – 28, Lawrence, Kansas at The Bottleneck, The Jackpot, Love Garden and Wonder Fair.

The band is currently in the studio, recording EP number 3 at Westend Recording Studio. The band is recording 4 new songs plus new versions of Estocada and Infinite Witches

11:32

14. Bummer – “Infinite Witches”
from: Milk / Independent / October 23, 2013
[One of two EPs released last year from the Kansas City based trio of Matt Perrin on Guitar/Vocals, Mike Gustafson on Bass, Thomas Williams on Drums. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tyler Perryman.The call their music: neanderthal punk noise rock sludge from Kansas City]

[Bummer plays The Riot Room, Friday May 30, 8:00 pm with The Runaway Sons, The Sluts, and Scruffy & the Janitors.]

11:36 – Underwriting

11:37 – Interview with Britt Adair & George Magers of The Bad Ideas + L. Ron Drunkard & Desmond Poirier of Red Kate

The Bad Idea’s full length debut, Lesson #1, was in our Best Recordings of 2013. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. Formed in October 2011, driven at maximum speed, and fueled by their original songs, The Bad Ideas are influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; Britt Adair on guitar, back-up vocals; Caitlin Curry on bass, back-up vocals; George Magers on drums.

KC based Punk band Red Kate is a 4-piece that has been rocking venues since 2007. The band’s first full-length album, “When the Troubles Come” was released on Replay Records, and engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab, and was in our Best Recordings of 2013. Bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan on drums, vocals; Brad Huhmann on guitar, Desmond Poirier on guitar, vocals.

Red Kate and The Bad Ideas have joined forces to release a new Split 7″ Single, with 4 new songs, a pair from each band, on each side, as the premiere vinyl release on the “Mills Record Company” label. Both bands perform live in a Release Show – Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 pm at Harling’s Upstairs in KCMO, with Faultfinder, Bruiser Queen (from St Louis) and Crushed Out (from Brooklyn).

Red Kate and The Bad Ideas have joined forces to release a new Split 7″ Single. Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab in Kansas City.

11:42

15. The Bad Ideas – “Apocalypse Detroit” (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[The Bad Idea’s full length debut, Lesson #1, was on our list of The Best Recordings of 2013. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was one of our favorite recordings of 2012. The Kansas City based punk band, was formed in October 2011. Driven by original songs and influenced by post-hardcore, punk, and early pop punk. Breaka Dawn on lead vocals; Britt Adair on guitar, back-up vocals, Caitlin Curry on bass, back-up vocals, George Magers on drums. The Bad Ideas joined us last on July 11, 2012.]

16. The Bad Ideas – “Im Stuck” (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013

Red Kate and The Bad Ideas have joined forces to release a new Split 7″ Single, with 4 new songs, a pair from each band, on each side, as the premiere vinyl release on the “Mills Record Company” label. Both bands perform live in a Release Show – Saturday, May 31 at 8:00 pm at Harling’s Upstairs in KCMO, with Faultfinder, Bruiser Queen (from St Louis) and Crushed Out (from Brooklyn). More info at: http://www.facebook.com/events/653570198029550/

Red Kate is a 4-piece that has been rocking venues since 2007. The band is bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, Andrew Whelan on drums, vocals; Brad Huhmann on guitar, Desmond Poirier on guitar, vocals.

11:52

17. Red Kate – “On My Mind” (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7″ / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013
[In the review of the debut EP, The Pitch wrote, “Bassist and lead vocalist L. Ron Drunkard, (aka Shawn Saving) is a socialist activist by day, bellows like an Appalachian Roger Daltrey.” Andrew Whelan – Drums/Vocals, Brad Huhmann – Guitar, Desmond Poirier – guitar/vocals]

18. Red Kate – “New Dreams” (cover of Naked Raygun song) (Vinyl)
from: Red Kate & The Bad Ideas – Split 7” / Mills Record Company / May 31, 2013

19. 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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