#540 – August 27, 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, August 27, 2014

The 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival
with Bill Sundahl & Nathan Reusch
+ Willy Christie

1. Loose Park – “Dangerous Work”
from: Monstrous / Wreckroom / June 4, 2013
[Brand new music from Kansas City based band formed in June 2013 with Matthew Dunehoo on guitar, vocals; Beckie Trost on Bass guitar; and Mike Myers on Drums . This trio are also members/former members of Doris Henson/Baby Teardrops/Ecstatics, The String & Return/In The Pines/Spacesuit, and Soft Reeds.]

[Loose Park play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Saturday, September 6, at 6:30pm.]

90.1 FM KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator and founder of the Crossroads Music Festival Bill Sundahl joined us for the 10th year in a row, to share all of the details on CMF, Saturday, September 6, 6:00 to 3:00 am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest includes 7 stages and over 30+ bands, two record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

90.1FM KKFI Presents: 10th Annual Crossroads Music Fest
Saturday, September 6th
7 Stages / 30+ Bands.

Tickets: $15 Advance – $20 at Gate
Vinyl Renaissance -1415 W. 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
Or Vinyl Renaissance – 7932 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS 66204
CrossroadKC Ticket Booth – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Grinders – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Bottleneck – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)

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.

Venues:
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

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

10:08

90.1FM KKFI STAGE at CROSSROADSKC @ Grinders
18th & Locust ALL AGES 6pm to Midnight

Me Like Bees – 11:00
My Brothers & Sisters – 9:30
Not A Planet – 8:00
Loose Park – 6:30

10:10

2. Not A Planet – “Girl Comes Down”
from: The Few, The Proud, The Strange / Independent / May 10, 2013
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, Liam Sumnicht, Bill Sturges.]

[Not A Planet play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Sat, September 6, at 8:00.]

10:13

3. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “Watch Out”
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Independent / April 12, 2014
[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 has immersed himself in musical theory, compostion, harmonic structure, melody. Now out of school, Jamie spent a year and a half recording the full length release of material 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 at times up to 18 musicians, including a strings, horns, percussionists, bass, keyboards, vocalists, and back-up vocalists, and Jamie on vocals, guitar and conducting.]

[My Brothers & Sisters play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Sat, September 6, at 9:30.]

10:18

4. Me Like Bees – “Brand New Fall”
from: The Ides / Loveway Records / July 9, 2013
[Formed in Joplin by Luke Sheafer, Nick Bynum, Pete Burton, Tim Cote. Recently played the Vans Warped Tour.]

[Me Like Bees play the Crossroads Music Fest, at Crossroads KC, Sat, September 6, at 11:00.]

10:22

VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK
18th & McGee // 6pm to 3am

Bacon Shoe – 1:00 to 2:00
Mark Lowery & Drums – 11:45 to 12:45
AY MusiK – 10:00 to 11:00
Dead Voices – 8:40 to 9:40
Starhaven Rounders – 7:20 to 8:20
Rural Grit – 6:00 to 7:00

10:25

5. Dead Voices – “Pardoning”
from: Dead Voices / Independent / April 20, 2013
[KC Super-Group, formed in September of 2010, by David Regnier, Jason Beers, Matt Richey, Michael Stover, Marco Pascolini. Lauren Krum sings with David on “Pardoning”.]

[Dead Voices play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK, 18th & McGee, at 8:40]

6. AY MusiK – “Creep Creep (The Anthem) [feat. Hailey Canalas]”
from: Above and Beyond EP / TeamAY / January 3, 2014
[Born and Raised in Kansas City Missouri AY is a 23 year old, producer, writer, rapper, singer/songwriter, born and raised in Kansas City who leads his band with what he calls “New age Hip Hop.” Lead singer Hailey Canalas brings her pop and country vocals to give AY MusiK a unique blend of current musical genres. AY-MusiK was a contestant in 2012 on the X Factor receiving 4 Yes’ votes from celeb­rity judges L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Louis Walsh, & Demi Lovato. The band has performed over 100 touring shows & college shows between 2013-2014, including opening for XV, Cris Cab, Zak Waters & The Lonely Biscuits.]

[AY MusiK play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK, 18th & McGee, at 10:00]

7. Mark Lowrey – “Paranoid Android” (Radiohead Cover)
from: Mark Lowrey Live at Jardines / Independent / Nov. 2010
[Mark Lowrey is one of KC’s most versatile performers. He released, “Tangos For 18th Street” in December, 2012, and has recorded full length releases with Trio All, Shay Estes and The Barclay Martin Ensemble.]

[Mark Lowrey & Drums play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the VINYL RENAISSANCE STAGE at THE BRICK, 18th & McGee, at 11:45.]

10:38 – Underwriting

10:40

The DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM
18th & Grand // 6pm to 1:30am

Scott Hrabko & the Rabbits – 6:00 to 6:45
Old Sound – 7:15 to 8:00
Maria The Mexican – 8:30 to 9:30
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – 10:00 to 11:00
The Philistines – 11:30 to 12:30

10:43

8. Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits – “Died And Gone To Heaven”
from: new song from upcoming release from Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits / Fall 2014
[a sneak preview from Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits upcoming CD. Scott Hrabko on lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Emily Tummons on harmony vocals and ukulele; Josh Arnold on Bass and harmony vocals, and Kirk Scott on lead guitar. This album is a farewell to Kirk Scott — he’s moved with his family to Massachusetts — and the Rabbits will carry on as a trio for the time being. Kansas City based, singer-songwriter Scott Hrabko has played with Kansas City’s oldest garage band, The Original Sinners, as well as various incarnations of the 1980s bands: The Splinters, and The Andersons. In the 1990s he performed with Iris Dement and Howard Eisberg. Scott Hrabko ‘s critically aclaimed solo release, “Gone Places” is said to be 30 years in the making.]

[Scott Hrabko & The Rabbits play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 7:15 pm.]

9. Old Sound – “Weight On Our Minds”
from: Rain Follows The Plow / Independent / February 2014
[Greg Herrenbruck ~ Bass & Vocals; Grady Keller ~ Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals; Chad Brothers ~ Acoustic Guitar & Vocals. Recorded and produced by Phil Wade at his studio: Alluvial Fan.]

[Old Sound play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 7:15 pm.]

10:50

10. Maria The Mexican – “You and Me Against The Moon”
from: Moon Colored Jade / Independent / October 18, 2013
[Influenced by traditional Mariachi music, Maria The Mexican is a hybrid of Mexican folklore and Rock. For ten years, Teresa and Maria Elena Cuevas performed with Marachi Estrella founded by their grandmother Teresa Cuevas in 1970. As one of the first all female mariachi bands in the country, Maria Teresa Alonzo Cuevas is a pioneer in the Hispanic musical community. Her band flourished in the 80s but was struck by tragedy when four of the seven members were killed in the Hyatt Skywalk collapse in 1981. Once Teresa recovered she began teaching her grandchildren Mariachi music. In 2000, Teresa and Maria began exploring other genres of music while simultaneously co-directing Mariachi Estrella. Today the fusion of Maria The Mexican is mixed with a touch of blues, soul, funk, and rock n’ roll enhanced by the musical knowledge and sounds of Garrett Nordstrom.]

[Maria The Mexican play the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 8:30 pm.]

11. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
from: We Burned The Cane Field / Independent / October 6, 2012
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his Mother, Ruth WardMama Bear, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas city’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play the Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, September 6, on the DataFile Technologies & Umbrella Managed Systems STAGE at TANK ROOM, at 18th & Grand at 10:00 pm.]

11:00 – Station ID

Today we feature music from 16 artists and bands participating in the 10th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, Presented by 90.1 FM KKFI on September 6. We’ll feature tracks from: Loose Park, Me Like Bees, MY BROTHERS & SISTERS, Dead Voices, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, AY Musik, Maria The Mexican, Not A Planet, La Guerre, Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace, Old Sound, Scott Hrabko and The Rabbits, Mark Lowrey, and more.

90.1 FM KKFI’s Special Events Coordinator and founder of the Crossroads Music Festival Bill Sundahl joined us for the 10th year in a row, to share all of the details on CMF, happening Saturday, September 6, 6:00 to 3:00am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest includes 7 stages and over 30 bands, two record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

We’re going venue to venue stage to stage…

BROADWAY ROASTING CO. at MERCY SEAT ALLEY
16th & Grand ALL AGES // 7pm to Midnight

Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds – 11 to Midnight
Hipshot Killer – 9:00 to 10:00
Onward Crispin Glover (Reunion) – 7:00 to 8:00

GREEN LADY LOUNGE STAGE at GREEN LADY LOUNGE
18th & Grand // 5:30 to 3am

Organ Jazz Trio – 10 to 2:00 am
Chris Hazelton Trio – 5:30 to 8:30 pm
11:03 – Record Label Showcases

KISSICK CONSTRUCTION STAGE at COLLECTION
16th & Grand ALL AGES // 6pm to Midnight

Money Wolf Music Showcase
Songwriters Venue – 4 Separate Songwriters Circles – 16 musicians!

6:00 to 7:15: Beau Bledsoe – Danny Krause – Chad Abernathy – Will Mallott

7:30 to 8:45: Gregg Todt – Jon Stubblefield – Justin Penney – Gary Cloud

9:00 to 10:15: Kris Bruders – Thom Hoskins – Mikal Shapiro – Tommy Donoho

10:30 to Midnight: Mike Alexander – Jason Beers – Dead Ven – Robert Paulson

11:08 – The Record Machine Showcase

Nathan Reusch is co-founder of The Record Machine, and with Chris Haghirian is the driving force behind the Middle of The Map Fest. Nathan’s label, The Record Machine will be participating in 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest as the label is curating a special showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, from 6:00 to 2:00 am featuring bands on TRM label: La Guerre, Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace. More info at http://www.therecordmachine.net.

12. Ghastly Menace – “Closing”
from: a new song from their upcoming release / The Record Machine / Fall, 2014
[“The Chicago outfit Ghastly Menace may sound like a dangerous and motley crew, but the name belies the band’s indie-pop slant. Their songs are crunchy, but delicate – lo-fi indie pop with a little bit of a bite in it.”
-WBEZ] [Formed as a recording project between two friends, Songs of Ghastly Menace, marks the group’s first full band effort. Recorded in collaboration with songwriter/producer Nigel Dennis, the album expands greatly upon the experimentation and stylistic range of 2010’s Pitcairn EP, yet maintains the pop sensibility and songwriting that have defined the group from the beginning. Members: Andy Schroeder, Chris Geick, Pat Lawlor, Kody Nixon, Michael Heringhaus, and Clint Weber.]

[Ghastly Menace play Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, Max Justus, La Guerre, The Noise FM.]

11:15

13. The Noise FM – “Crooked Smile”
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 Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, Max Justus, La Guerre , Ghastly Menace.]

11:20

14. Max Justus – “Foundations (Kate Nash Cover)”
from: Single Release from MOTM Covers / The Record Machine / March, 2014
[In 5 years Max Justus has released 5 albums. Growing up in a talented family of musicians and performers in Max started working on various projects when he was 15 years old in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin where he opened for Bob Mould, Daniel Lanois, Tortoise. He moved to Kansas City when he was 19, and at 21 he released his first record on The Record Machine.]

[Max Justus plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, The Noise FM, La Guerre , Ghastly Menace.]

11:25

15. La Guerre – “Worst/Best”
from: Rare and Collectible Spirits / The Record Machine / March 25, 2014
[Katlyn Conroy is a singer songwriter who is based in Lawrence, KS and is a member of, Cowboy Indian Bear. La Guerre is the French for “war.”]

[La Guerre plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: Chambers, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace.]

11:30

16. 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. Chambers has played with: Grimes, Cold War kids, Efterklang, Chelsea Wolfe, Tennis, Torres, Frontier Ruckus, and toured with Seryn.]

[Chambers play Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept 6, for The Record Machine showcase at Czar, 1531 Grand, 6:00 to 2 am with TRM labelmates: La Guerre, The Noise FM, Max Justus, Ghastly Menace.]

11:35

Tickets: $15 Advance – $20 at Gate
Vinyl Renaissance -1415 W. 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111
Or Vinyl Renaissance – 7932 Santa Fe Dr. Overland Park, KS 66204
CrossroadKC Ticket Booth – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Grinders – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Bottleneck – $15 (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)
Online: CrossroadsKC.com (Add Venue Fee + Convenience Charge)

The Crossroads Music Festival is Sat, Sept. 6, 6:00 to 3am at Crossroads KC at Grinder’s and area venues. This year’s fest include 7 stages, over 30 bands, 2 record label showcases, and the KCVLAA Legal Bootcamp for Musicians. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

11:39 – Underwriting

11:41

17. Willy Christie with Chaski Dye on violin – “Maya” (Live)
also available on Greenheart / Independent / August 27, 2014
[Willy Christie is a founding member of the band Bobcat Barker and the band Yam.]

[Willy Christie plays a CD Release Show for his new solo release Greenheart, at the recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are.]

11:43 – Interview with Willy Christie

The last time we talked with Willy Christie was in the Spring of 2013 when he joined us to share music from his band Bobcat Barker. Willie is back with a new solo recording called Greenheart, and a CD Release Show TONIGHT, at recordBar, Wed, Aug. 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are. More info at http://www.willychristie.bandcamp.com

Bobcat Barker was Psych Rock (Willy Christie, Chaski Dye, Jason Nash, Joel Shipley).

In 2 two years Willy Christie has release 4 recordings with two different bands and now as a solo artist.

The songs we’re recorded in Willy’s own recording studio in his bedroom.

Willy Christie plays a CD Release Show for his new solo release Greenheart, at the recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are. More info at http://www.willychristie.bandcamp.com

10:51

18. Willy Christie – “Gaia”
from: Greenheart / Independent / August 27, 2014
[Willy Christie is a founding member of the band Bobcat Barker and the band Yam.]

[Willy Christie plays a CD Release Show for his new solo release Greenheart, at the recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 27, at 9:00 pm, with David Williams, and Yes You Are.]

11:58

Next week on Sept. 3rd, we’ll play more music from artists and bands participating in the Crossroads Muisc Festival,

PLUS, Katy Guillen & the Girls join us LIVE in the studio to share music from their brand new release. The band has a CD Release show at Knuckleheads on Sept. 6, and on Sept 7 they’ll perform an acoustic benefit for 90.1 FM at Knuckleheads in the lGospel Lounge.

Also next week we’ll premiere brand new music from Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Mount Veritas Orchestra, and Metatone who have joined together for a new project, a new two-part recording and a live concert to benefit: Water.org and Cultivate KC. The projext is called “Water Is Food.” The Water Album will premiere on River Trade Radio, Sunday August 31, at 9:00 am. The Food Album will premiere here on Wednesday MidDay Medley, at 10:00 am, on September 3rd. A download of “Water Is Food” will be available at http://www.mountveritas.org with an option to donate to the not-for-profit food and water organizations: http://www.Water.org and http://www.CultivateKC.org. All of this leading up to a public performance, Saturday, September 6, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, at The City Market – Kansas City.

11:59:30

19. 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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