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, July 16, 2014
Brenton Cook & Haymaker Records + Jorge Arana Trio
+ KC Fringe 2014 Preview with: Right Between the Ears
+ GIRL ON GIRL + Playwright Schaeffer Nelson
1. Courtney Barnett – “Avant Gardner”
from: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas / Mom+Pop / February 2, 2014
[Singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne, Australia. In 2012 Barnett started her own label, Milk! Records, and released her first EP I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris to glowing reviews around Australia. From 2011 – 2013 Barnett was a member of Australian psych/country band Immigrant Union, a musical project founded by Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols and Bob Harrow. Along with sharing vocal duties Barnett predominantly played slide guitar and features on their second studio album ‘Anyway’. DeBoer also played drums on her first EP ‘I’ve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris’. Barnett received international critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose. Barnett combined these two releases into one and called it The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.]
10:07 – Underwriting
10:09 – Interview with Bill Sundahl
Bill Sundahl sings and plays bass in the KC super group: The Starhaven Rounders. He is also the founder of Spice of Life Productions and organizer of the annual Spring Dance, and The Crossroads Music Festival. Recently Bill Sundahl joined the 90.1 FM KKFI Staff as our Special Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.
90.1FM KKFI Presents: 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest – Sat, Sept 6th, – 7 Stages / 30+ Bands. Tickets on Sale July 17th at Noon $16.50 Advance $21.50 at Gate. Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge). Outlets: Grinders & Bottleneck (Add venue fee + Convenience Charge). KKFI 901.FM (NO EXTRA CHARGES)
Big News, CMF is now a fundraiser! When 90.1FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio hired Bill as the Special Events Coordinator he brought some of the Spice of Life Productions events to 90.1 as fundraisers. This will be another fantastic event as always and Bill is very excited to work at 90.1 and to do his best to put on events that both benefit the community and 90.1 at the same time. 90.1 DJ’s will be MC’s for each stage.
CrossroadsKC at 18th & Locust
ALL AGES – 6pm to Midnight
The Brick at 18th & McGee
6:00 pm to 3:00 am
Czar at 16th & Grand
Noon – 5:00 pm – KCVLAA Musicians Boot Camp
6:00 pm – 2:00 am —The Record Machine Label Showcase
Green Lady Lounge at 18th & Grand
5:30 pm to 3:00 am
Tank Room at 18th & Grand
6:00 pm to 1:30 am
Collection at 16th & Grand
ALL AGES – Song Writers Venue – 6:00 pm to Midnight
Mercy Seat Alley at 16th & Grand
ALL AGES – 7:00 pm to Midnight
Me Like Bees – Joplin | Not A Planet – KC | My Brothers & Sisters – KC | Loose Park – KC | Onward Crispin Glover – KC (Reunion Show) | Dead Voices – KC | AY MusiK – KC | Organ Jazz Trio – KC | Chris Meck & Guilty Birds – KC | The Noise FM – Chicago |
Mark Lowrey & Drums – KC | The Philistines – KC | Chris Hazelton Trio – KC | Chambers – Denton | La Guerre – KC | Starhaven Rounders – KC | Maria The Mexican – KC | Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – KC | Max Justus – KC | Thom Hoskins – KC |
Old Sound – KC | Rural Grit – KC | Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – KC | Bacon Shoe – KC & Many More!!!
A Huge Thank You to our Sponsors and Media Partners:
Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund, Data File Technologies, Kissick Construction, Lazarus Group, Midwest Music Foundation
We gave away tickets to the:
The 2014 Pitch Music Showcase – Night One – Saturday, July 19, at 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Two stages of Pitch Music Award nominees, including: Abnorm, Approach, Bummer, Rev Gusto, Bad Ideas, Berwanger, New Riddim & DJ Sheppa
The 2014 Pitch Music Showcase – Night Two – Friday, July 25 at 7:00 pm to 3:00 am
Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, Kansas City, Missouri 64120
Pitch Music Award nominees, including A.J. Gaither, Pedaljets, Katy Guillen, Grisly Hand, Not a Planet, and more!
TICKETS – $8 for one night – $15 for both night
Starhaven Rounders play the recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Friday, July 18.
2. Jorge Arana Trio – “Banished to Siberia”
from: Oso / Haymaker Records / July 22, 2014
[Jorge Arana Trio will play an album release show, Wednesday, July 19 at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, with David Hasselhoff On Acid, High Magic, and In The Shadows.]
10:20 – Interview with Brenton Cook and members of Jorge Arana Trio
Our friend, Brenton Cook is a computer programmer and volunteers as web administrator for the Midwest Music Foundation where is the curator of the Midwestern Audio local compilation CD series, currently working on volume 3. Brenton joins us today to talk about the launch of his new Kansas City based record label called Haymaker Records. Joining Brenton are members of one of the hardest working bands in Kansas City, the Jorge Arana Trio: Josh Enyart, Jorge Arana, and Jason Nash. The band has a new recording called Oso that will be released on Haymaker Records. Jorge Arana Trio will play an album release show, TONIGHT Wednesday, July 19 at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, with David Hasselhoff On Acid, High Magic, and In The Shadows. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net
Haymaker Records on Vinyl, Cassette, CD, and Digital Download
Jorge Arana (Guitar, Keyboard) played in Pixel Panda, and a little project called Cliff of Fame.
Josh Enyart (drums, Percussion) has played with an assortment of groups…Various Blonde, Latin, Maps for Travellers, Pixel Panda, Capture The Flag, Wad, Savitar.
Jason Nash (bass) has played with Fat Bobba, Various Blonde, and is currently working with a new group called “Parents” (It’s sort of a mix of dark surf and noise rock. with Jorge Arana playing drums; Jason on bass; Luis Arana on guitar; and Doby Watson on vocals.)
Oso – Jorge’s Family Dog
Pitch Music Awards – Winner last year of Best Avant-Garde group. Nominated this year for Best Live Act.
3. Jorge Arana Trio – “Crime of Passion Fruit”
from: Oso / Haymaker Records / July 22, 2014
Jorge Arana Trio will play an EP release show, Wednesday, July 19 at recordBar, 1020 Westport Road, with David Hasselhoff On Acid, High Magic, and In The Shadows. Phil Wolf’s Birthday show
Busy year in Kansas City Music. Single Release with Ambulants, Folk Alliance Conference, Midcoast Takeover, Middle of The Map, Riverfest, new EP Release
4. The Black Angels – “An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street”
from: Clear Lake Forest / Independent / July 22, 2014
[The Black Angels are a psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 2004. They have released four studio albums and one compilation album. Their name is derived from the Velvet Underground song “The Black Angel’s Death Song”.]
5. Mat Shoare – “Keeping Everyone Happy”
from: Domestic Partnership / Golden Sound Records / December 11, 2013
[All songs by Mat Shoare. Made by Mat Shoare and Ross Brown. Most parts of this album were recorded by Mat Shoare in multiple bedrooms, basements, and offices from winter 2011 till fall 2012. It was finally focused into something cohesive by Ross Brown at The Reservation in Kansas City, MO.] [Mat Shoare is a Kansas City based singer, guitarist, songwriter, record label founder. His brand new solo record,”Domestic Partnership” was officially released December 11, 2012, on Golden Sound Records. This is Mat’s second full length solo release. He also released a solo EP. Mat has released two EPs with his band The Empty Spaces, and was a member of the band Everyday/Everynight. All of the music is available at Golden Sound Records, an independent, Kansas City based record label Mat founded with his friends Jerad Tomasino & Ross Brown.]
[Mat Shoare plays the recordBar, Sunday, July 20, w/ The Donkeys, and Squids KC.]
10:44 – Interview with Andi Meyer and John Jessup
6. Right Between the Ears – “Rev. Mutual”
from: Right Between the Ears (Darrell Brogdon, Writer and Producer)
A clip from the award winning, Right Between The Ears featuring the voice of broadcasting legend John Jessup. Along with his voice work, John is the man responsible for creating this very radio program MidDay Medley, in the Spring of 2004, when he served as Program Director/ Manager for 90.1 FM. John has worked as an actor, voice over artist, and broadcaster. He is currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado. John records voice tracks for Kansas City Public Television from his home studio, and plays with the Green Valley Homesteaders, a bluegrass band.
Andi Meyer is a professional actress who has been seen onstage at the Unicorn Theatre, Theatre for Young America, The Missouri Repertory Theatre, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, and The New Theatre Restaurant. Along with being a member of the cast of Right Between the Ears, Andi also serves as Educational Director for Right Between the Ears educational camps and classes teaching students in grades 3-6, and 7-12.
Right Between the Ears was created by producer and writer, Darrell Brodgon in 1983 and originally called: The Imagination Workshop as a radio drama series. The show morphed into a sketch comedy show in 1990. Right Between the Ears is a Four-time winner of the Gold Medal as Best Comedy Show at the New York Festivals, and has been broadcast nationally on NPR stations since 1993, on BBC Radio 4, Sirius Satellite Radio and the in-flight programming service of Delta Airlines. Right Between the Ears also performs live stage shows at Liberty Hall, The Unicorn Theatre, Off Center Theatre, and are returning to the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival for performances starting Friday, July 18, at 9:00 pm through Saturday, July 26, at 4:30 pm, at Heartland Forum, in Crown Center.
Right Between the Ears Fringe Performances:
Friday, July 18, 9:00pm
Saturday, July 19, 6:00pm
Friday, July 25, 7:30pm
Sat, July 26, 4:30pm — Heartland Forum, Crown Center — http://www.rightbetweentheears.com
Right Between the Ears spoofs politics, TV and movies, sports figures, the rich and famous, the quirky and even the occasional turkey.
7. Right Between the Ears – “Jiffy Pap”
from: Right Between the Ears (Darrell Brogdon Writer and Producer)
Darrell Brogdon, Writer and Producer
Right Between the Ears returns to the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival for performances starting Friday, July 18 9:00pm through Saturday, July 26 4:30pm at Heartland Forum, in Crown Center. (formerly American Heartland Theatre). More info at http://www.rightbetweentheears.com. For KC Fringe venues, and complete listings of performance times and details you can go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.
11:00 – Station I.D.
8. Sylvan Esso -“Coffee”
from: Sylvan Esso / Partisan / May 13, 2014
[Indie folk band formed in Durham, North Carolina with singer Amelia Meath (of Mountain Man) and producer Nick Sanborn (of Megafaun). On July 9, they made their network television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing the single “Coffee.”]
9. The Latenight Callers – “The Tease”
from: Songs for Stolen Moments / TLNC / June 8, 2013
[formed in Lawrence by baritone guitarist, Krysztof Nemeth, and vocalist Julie Berndsen, With the addition of Guitarist Ellen O’Hayer, Bassist Gavin Mac, and Nick Combs on keyboards.]
[The Latenight Callers plays the Saturday Brunch at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. Saturday, July 19]
[The Latenight Callers play Knuckleheads, July 30]
11:10 – Interview with Michelle T. Johnson, Cynthia Hardeman, and Teresa Leggard
Cynthia Hardeman is the 2013 winner of Kansas City’s Project Playwright 2.0 competition. Her works have been performed at the 2012 Unicorn Theatre Gala, the 2012 InTENsity Showcase at Fishtank Performance Studio. Her play “Truth Be Dead” was chosen as a finalist in the 2012 WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory at Center Stage Theatre in Baltimore, Md. Her play received a reading at The Unicorn Theatre in 2013 and the original premiere production as “Truth Stands” in the 2013-2014 season at Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD. It also is scheduled to have its World Premiere here in Kansas City at the Just Off Broadway Theatre in February of 2015.
Michelle T. Johnson’s plays have been produced in local playwriting festivals and for festivals in Houston, Texas and Medford, Connecticut. Johnson’s play “Wiccans in the ‘Hood” was selected for and produced in the “Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival” in New York City in February 2013 and was the sixth best-attended show in the 2013 Kansas City Fringe Festival. Her play “The Negro Whisperer” was in the New Work Series Festival in New York City in October 2013. Also this year, her plays “Trading Places” and “Wiccans in the ’Hood” have been produced by Brainspunk Theater of Philadelphia. Johnson’s play “Trading Races: From Rodney King and Paula Deen” has been nominated for three awards in the NYC Planet Connections Theater Festival. Her play “Echoes of Octavia” will be produced by KC Melting Pot Theater this August.
Teresa Leggard is a writer, editor, poet and playwright. Her publications include Number One and Aunt Chloe magazines, as well as the journal Reverie: Midwest African American Literature. Her short plays have been staged in Kansas City at InTENsity 2.0 and the Barn Players 6X10 Festival, and in Washington D.C. at the DC Black Theater Festival. This August she will compete in the third installment of Project Playwright at the Arts Asylum. Teresa is an editor at Hallmark Cards, a member of The Writers Place, and a graduate student in UMKC’s Creative Writing program.
Michelle T. Johnson, Cynthia Hardeman, and Teresa Leggard – a trio of local African-American female playwrights – have joined together as The Playing Field Presents “Girl on Girl: 3 Quickies in 1 Hour” for the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival, showing July 19 through July 26 at Just Off Broadway Theatre.
“Girl on Girl” is directed by Andre Du Broc and stars Davis DeRock, Aishah Harvey, Briana Marxen-McCollom, Petey McGee and Shawna Pena-Downing.
Cynthia Hardeman, Michelle T. Johnson and Teresa Leggard are The Playing Field. The Playing Field – a trio of local African-American female playwrights – presents “Girl on Girl: 3 Quickies in 1 Hour” for the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival
“Girl on Girl” is directed by Andre Du Broc
The cast of five includes: Davis DeRock, Aishah Harvey, Briana Marxen-McCollom, Petey McGee and Shawna Pena-Downing.
Three female playwrights. Three World Premieres. One director. Five actors and actresses doing everything from working sexy lingerie to train station drama to dueling doulas.
What: “Girl on Girl: 3 Quickie in 1 Hour” in KC Fringe Festival
July 19 at 2pm
July 20 at 3pm
July 22 at 10pm
July 24 at 6 pm
July 26 at 8 pm
Where: Just-Off Broadway Theater, 3051 Central Avenue, KCM) 64108
Tickets: $15, or $10 with Fringe Button, purchase at http://www.kcfringe.org or at the door
Teresa Leggard also have additional works in MORE 4PLAY, July 19 through July 26, at Off Center Theatre, with Schaefer Nelson, Frank Higgins, and Forrest Attaway, Directed by Scott Cordes, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.
GIRL ON GIRL, showing July 19 through July 26 at Just Off Broadway Theatre. For KC Fringe complete listings go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.
11:28 – Underwriting
10. Molehill – “Why Did You Make Me Care?”
from: Why Did You Make Me Care? – Single / Bar None / October 3, 2013
[Chicago based 4-piece: Peter Manhart, Trevor Jones, Greg Van Zuiden, and Devin Staples currently on tour this summer. Molehill’s debut album ‘Equinox’ was released March 6, 2012. Molehill is currently in general rotation on 89.5FM Chicago, 88.9FM WIIT Chicago, UIC Radio, and Black Collar Radio, and DePaul Radio.]
[Molehill play Czar Bar, friday, July 18 with Loose Park, Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Scott Schumann]
11:35 – Interview with Schaeffer Nelson
Schaeffer Nelson, has two plays premiering in this year’s Kansas City Fringe Festival. Schaeffer Nelson is the author of last year’s original play OUTSpoken KC: Love and Marriage, True Stories from Kansas City’s LGBT Community, premiering in October 2013 at Unity Temple on the Plaza and receiving an encore performance in January 2014 at Peace Christian Church UCC. Schaeffer Nelson has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. His fiction has placed twice in USC’s undergraduate fiction competition and has appeared in Palaver. He is an executive producer on the short film “Return”, written by Lonita Cook (The Tim and Lo Show) and directed by Patrick Rea (Nailbiter). His short play “Fishers of Men” is premiere at this summer’s Fringe Festival, as part of More 4 Play, directed by Scott Cordes, and his longer play, Kings of Israel is being directed by Phil Kinen and is playing July 18 through July 26 at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway Blvd. For the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. For KC Fringe complete listings go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.
Queer Biblical story sparks controversy in Kings of Israel – You Didn’t See this Version in Sunday School – King Saul and David find provocative new life in Schaeffer Nelson’s original play, Kings of Israel, premiering at KC’s 10th Annual Fringe Festival.
This irreverent play tells a Biblical story with a queer sensibility that places the young shepherd David in a series of bedroom conversations with a violent, paranoid King Saul. David must test the limits of intimacy with a king whom he is secretly charged by God to overthrow. The boundary lines of love, violence, and trust must be crossed if David is to achieve his goal. Eyebrows will rise at Phosphor Studios, 1730 Broadway Blvd, KCMO Performances on:Friday, July 18 @ 6:00pm | Sunday, July 20 @ 7:30pm | Friday, July 25 @ 9:00pm | Saturday, July 26 @ 6:00pm
Already, discussions of the play’s content have stirred up tense conversations: Is it too queer for the Bible? Can Biblical stories be this steamy? One thing is for certain: You didn’t see this version in Sunday school.
Irreverently comedic and increasingly tense, Kings of Israel retells the complex and dangerous relationship between King Saul and David, the first two kings of Biblical Israel. After King Saul proves to be unstable and violent, the Prophet Samuel secretly anoints an isolated young shepherd, David, to be Saul’s usurper. But before David fulfill God’s plan and assume the throne, he is dispatched to be Saul’s private musician. Over the course of a series of bedroom conversations, the intimacy between the two men deepens. As bloody choices draw near, David questions where his loyalty to God ends and his relationship with King Saul begins. Kings of Israel takes the Biblical story in a provocative new direction.
The play contains sexual content, violence, and adult language and is for mature audiences.
Schaefer Nelson and also have additional works in MORE 4PLAY, July 19 through July 26, at Off Center Theatre, with Frank Higgins, Forrest Attaway, and Teresa Leggard. Directed by Scott Cordes, for the 10th Annual Kansas City Fringe Festival.
For KC Fringe complete listings go to: http://www.kcfringe.org.
11. Akkilles – “Chic City”
from: Something You’d Say / Akkilles / July 2, 2013
[Singer/songwriter David Bennett formed the KC based band Akkilles in 2011. David has been recording and performing with a collective of his friends and fellow musicians. Akkilles includes David Bennett on lead vocalsm guitar; Isaac Anderson, on drums; Rachel Pollock on violin, piano, percussion, & vocals; Nick Pick on Bass & vocals; Jeff Larison on lead guitar & dobro. David Bennett & Issac Anderson joined us on 6/26]
[Akkilles plays Czar Bar, Monday, July 21, with Attic Wolves and Papers]
12. Paul McCartney & Wings – “Blackbird (Wings over San Francisco)”
from: Wings Over America (2013 Remaster – Deluxe Edition) / MPL / Orig. Dec. 11, 1976
[Paul McCartney plays Kansas City TONIGHT!! at The Sprint Center]
Next week on Wed, July 23, Natalie Galagher, Music Editor of The Pitch joins us for the entire show featuring music from bands nominated for The 2014 Pitch Music Awards August 3 at The Uptown Theater. And band’s playing The Pitch’s Music Showcases at the Riot Room, July 19 and Knuckleheads Saloon, July 25! We’ll hear from: Katy Guillen and the Girls, Bummer, Josh Berwanger Band, Shy Boys, My Oh My, the Pedaljets, My Brothers & Sisters, Victor & Penny, Grisly Hand, John Velghe, Your Friend, Radkey, Troglodyte, Not A Planet, Various Blonde, Chris Hazelton’s Boogalloo 7, Shay Estes, Kansas City Bear Fighters, AJ Gaither, Stik Figa, The Bad Ideas, Sigrah, and Ha Ha Tonka.
Lastly, we’re very sad to hear of the passing of Thomas Erdelyi, better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, a Hungarian American record producer and musician, who until this past Friday, July 11, was the last surviving, original founding member, of the influencial punk rock band The Ramones. Tommy was only 62. Fr our listeners, on our Wednesday MidDay Medley Facebook Page we’ve posted a link to our in-studio interview with Tommy Ramone, from the June 18, 2008, edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley
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
Additional content and material written by Jamie Rich
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