#566 – February 25, 2015 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shy Boys + The Brannock Device
+ J. Ashley Miller, Drew Roth, & Quadrigarum’s R v B

1. “It’s Showtime Folks”

2. Crocodiles – “Crybaby Demon”
from: Crybaby Demon / U Sexy Thing – Single / Zoo Music / February 17, 2015
[San Diego’s Crocodiles describe their new single as “salsa-punk.” The band returns with their fifth studio album, Boys, on May 12. Recorded in Mexico City with Vampyres of Justice producer Martin Thulin, who mixed the band’s psychedelic sound with more Latin rhythms.The follow-up to 2013’s Crimes of Passion. The noise pop/indie pop band was formed in 2008 by core members Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell after the break-up of their former punk bands Some Girls and The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower. Brandon Welches also played in an early incarnation of Dum Dum Girls and he is married to frontwoman Dee Dee Penny.]

10:06

3. Kiya Heartwood – “The Living Tree (Live)”
from: The Living Tree / Independent / January 2, 2012
[I first encountered the voice and spirit of Kiya Heartwood as part of the award-winning American folk-roots duo, Wishing Chair, with multi-instrumentalist Miriam Davidson. The band formed in 1995 and released 8 recordings on their independent label, Terrakin Records. Kiya Heartwood began her professional music career in a Lexington, KY, and previously was part of the band Stealin Horses on Arista Records. Kiya Heartwood has also released multiple solo recordings. Her one-woman show, Short Stories, was critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014.]

[Kiya Heartwood plays LikeMe Lighthouse, 3909 Main St, KCMO, Sat, Feb 28, at 7:30 pm, presented by Willow Productions. More info at http://www.willowmusic.org or http://www.kiya.brownpapertickets.com]

4. The Life and Times – “Bored To Death”
from: Lost Bees / Slimstyle Recording Corp / August 1, 2014
[Originally a 4-piece band formed in Kansas City in 2002. Eric Abert on bass guitar; Allen Epley on voices, guitars, and keys; Chris Metcalf on drums. Recorded by Allen Epley and Eric Abert and Mixed by Paul Malinowski, Eric Abert and Allen Epley. Produced by the Life and Times. All songs by Epley/TLAT ASCAP 2014 . Recorded at Electronical Studio Chicago IL March ’13-June ’14. Mixed at Massive Sound, Merriam, KS. Mastered by Mike Nolte / Eureka Mastering, Westend Studio KC KS]

[The Life and Times play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, Fri, Feb 27, at 9:30 pm with Maps For Travelers and Jorge Arana Trio.]

10:15

5. Jose Gonzalez – “Leaf Off / The Cave”
from: Vestiges & Claws / Imperial Recordings – Mute / February 17, 2015
[Jose Gonzalez’s first self-production and his first to feature all original material. Sessions took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, in his home kitchen and at Svenska Grammofonstudion. Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from Gothenburg, Sweden. González is also a member of the Swedish band Junip, along with Tobias Winterkorn.]

6. The Architects – “Cadillac”
from: Border Wars Episode Two / Independent / September 8, 2014
[7th release from KC based band: Adam Phillips on drums, Zachary Phillips on bass, Brandon Phillips on guitar & voice, Keenan Nichols on guitar. (Since this recording Keenan Nichols has left the band and Chris Meck is now in the line up.) The three Phillips brothers had previously been in the ska & rock band, The Gadjits. In June 2004 The Gadjits ended and The Architects, was formed. The Architects have toured on the Vans Warped Tour, with My Chemical Romance, and Floggin Molly.]

[Border Wars is a a five-part concept album and graphic novel series funded by the band’s loyal fans through crowd sourcing, and by the band members themselves. The band currently has a PledgeMusic campaign to raise fund to produce physical copies of the Book and Cds of Border Wars II and III. More info at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thearchitectskc and http://thearchitectsrock.com/ ]

[The Architects play Knuckleheads Saturday, February 28, at 9:00 pm, with The Yawpers, Scruffy & the Janitors, and The Bad Ideas for MidCoast takeover Fundraiser #4 for the Midwest Music Foundation’s sixth annual MidCoast Takeover, March 18th – 21st, 2015 at the Shangri-La, 1016 E. 6th Street, in Austin, TX. ]

This MidCoast Takeover features four days of music, mayhem, and general debauchery — the definitive Midwestern musical throwdown showcasing bands from Kansas City, Lawrence KS, the Midwest, and beyond on a national stage. 60 different artists featured on the main stage and 40+ performers on the inside acoustic stage. The MidCoast Takeover has received critical acclaim from USA Today, The Kansas City Star, and Deli Magazine, and listed as one the best shows in that week. More info at midcoasttakeover.com]

7. Not A Planet – “My Train Is Coming”
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 a Tour Kickoff show at The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway Blvd, Friday, February 27, at 9:00 pm with Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Teach Me Equals.]

8. Schwervon! – “Sonic Daughter”
from: Broken Teeth / Haymaker Records / Sept. 30, 2014
[2 piece rock band. Nan plays drums and Matt plays guitar and they both sing. They lived in NYC for 15 years and have just relocated to KC. Schwervon! joined us live on the show on Oct 1, 2014.]

[Schwervon! play Olive Juice Music Night at miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd. TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 25, at 8:00 pm with Rev. Gusto and Andrew Ashby (The Caves).]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32

9. Shy Boys – “Follow The Leader” (Vinyl)
from: Single Release / High Dive Records / July 15, 2014
[B-Side to “Life Is Peachy”, their 45 rpm, 7″ single. Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, & Konnor Ervin, are members of the KC based band, Shy Boys. They last joined us live on Feb. 15, 2014]

[Shy Boys play the Eighth Street Taproom, in Lawrence, KS, on Thursday, February 26, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and The Fog.]

[Shy Boys play Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main Street, KCMO, on Saturday, February 28, at 10:00 pm with J Fernandez, and Karma Vision.]

10:36 – Interview with Shy Boys: Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, & Konnor Ervin

Shy Boys on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

Shy Boys on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

The Shy Boys self titled, debut album was released on High Dive Records, and was #1 on Wednesday MidDay Medley’s The 114 Best Recordings of 2014. In last year the Shy Boys: Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and Konnor Ervin have also went on several tours, gained loads of new fans, and released a 7′ single that was critically acclaimed by Stereogum and others. More info at: http://www.shyboys.bandcamp.com.

In addition to the ACBs, and Shy Boys, High Dive Records’s lineup includes: Ghosty, Rev Gusto, Fourth of July, Empty Moon, Bummer, the Fog, and Organized Crime. More info at” http://www.highdiverecords.com

10:43

10. Shy Boys – “Life is Peachy”
from: Single Release / High Dive Records / July 15, 2014
[Stereogum premiered “Life Is Peachy”, the A-side to their 45 rpm, 7″ single.]

10:46

Shy Boys are about to embark on a new tour, but first the band will play the Eighth Street Taproom, in Lawrence, KS, on Thursday, February 26, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and The Fog. And Shy Boys also return to play Harling’s Upstairs, 3941-A Main Street, KCMO, on Saturday, February 28, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and Karma Vision.

10:57

11. Shy Boys – “Is This Who You Are”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 17, 2014
[Debut release from Kansas City based trio. Collin and Kyle’s father was a High School band director and music teacher. Konnor Ervin is also the lead singer and songwriter of The ACBs, where Kyle also plays drums. Their 10 song release had two singles that were premiered by Stereogum. Wednesday MidDay Medley has been a big fan of all of The ACBs recordings. In 2011 we started playing songs from The I’ms, a duo made of brothers Collin and Kyle, who posted 6 of their self recorded songs on their facebook page. We included this informal release in our Top Ten of The 111 Best Recordings of 2011. 3 of the songs from those early The I’ms recording were re-recorded for Shy Boys. Recorded at West End Studio, over 2-weekends. Shy Boys last joined us live on the show on February 15, 2014.]

11:00 – Station ID

12. The Brannock Device – “Where The Hell Is Johnny Vic”
from: Where The Hell Is Johnny Vic / Phantom Limb Records / 1998
[From The Brannock Device’s debut recording.]

11:04 – Interview with Jason Beers, Bernard Dugan

The Brannock Device Poster

The Brannock Device Poster

Bernie Dugan and Jason Beers formed The Brannock Device in 1994, with guitarist and vocalist Jeremy Schutte. The three original members will reunite for the first time in years to play and officially release an album that was recorded 12 years ago. The Brannock Device play a 20 Year Anniversary & Album Release Party at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Fri, Feb 27, at 9:00 pm, with special guests: Black Luck and The Heavy Figs.

11:11

13. The Brannock Device – “King Of The Soapbox Derby”
from: King Of The Soapbox Derby / Phantom Limb Records / February 27, 2015
[The Brannock Device recorded this album 12 years ago.]

Jason Beers and also plays in the band Dead Voices with Marco Pascolini, Mike Stover, Matt Richey and David Regnier.

Bernie Dugan also plays in the band The Quivers and in the band, Cher UK with Mike McCoy.

In 2012 The Brannock Device released their album, “Into The Witness Chamber,” with Jason Beers on Bass & Vocals, Bernie Dugan on Drums, Marco Pascolini on Guitar, and Elaine McMilian on Vocals.

10:19

14. The Brannock Device – “One Heck of a Shortcut”
from: The Turtle Has Got it Made / Phantom Limb Records / 2002

[The Brannock Device play a 20 Year Anniversary & Album Release Party at The Brick, 1727 McGee, KCMO, on Friday, February 27, at 9:00 pm, with special guests: Black Luck and The Heavy Figs.]

11:22 – Underwriting

11:24

15. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS – “How to Move What to Wear” (CD #15) (3:31)
from: Violet Music Vol. 1 / Indep. / April 12, 2014 [Jamie Searle won critical acclaim as lead vocalist and songwriter for the band It’s Over, winner of 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. 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 musicians, including a strings, horns, percussionists, bass, keyboards, vocalists, and back-up vocalists, and Jamie on vocals, guitar, conducting. Jamie Searle joined us live on the show on October 29.]

[My Brothers and Sisters play The Riot Room on Monday, March 2, with Current Swell, and New Madrid.]

16. The Fog – “Evol”
from: Darkness USA / High Dive Records / 2015
[Produced by J Ashley Miller. The Fog is: Ian Teeple on guitar & voice, Brendan Dulohery on bass, and Frazier Krohn on drums.]

[The Fog play The Eighth Street Taproom, in Lawrence, KS, on Thurs, Feb 26, at 10:00 pm, with J Fernandez, and Shy Boys.]

11:30

17. Quadrigarum – “Polyarmor 8”
from: Quadrigarum / Independent / unreleased track

11:36 – Interview with J Ashley Miller and Drew Roth

Drew Roth & J Ashley Miller of Quadrigarum on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

Drew Roth & J Ashley Miller of Quadrigarum on Wednesday MidDay Medley February 25, 2015

18. Quadrigarum – “Interview Ambience”
from: Quadrigarum / Independent / unreleased track [underscore]

J. Ashley Miller and Drew Roth are two of the members of the KC based trance band Quadrigarum, who are presenting a new operetta called, R v B, featuring six actors and an octet of curated musicians. In conjunction with their grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation, the performance will be captured with high definition cameras and recording equipment and will feature two drone instruments, known as ‘Chariots’, designed and built by founder, and conductor of Quadrigarum, J. Ashley Miller.

Quadrigarum performs R v B, March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8:00 pm sharp (no late entry). Seating is limited to 50 people per performance. More info at: http://www.charlottestreet.org or http://www.quadrigarum.brownpapertickets.com

Quadrigarum — Ancient technologies for coping with the new agonies of being.

Quadrigarum’s music is called Trance and Grey Metal.

The Quadrigarum “Chariots” are framed wooden structures, that hold a guitar in a position with a spinning wheel. The spokes that wheel strike the strings of the electric guitar, as the wheel is spun by the musician/performer.

Quadrigarum performs R v B, March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8:00 pm sharp (no late entry). Seating is limited to 50 people per performance. More info at: http://www.charlottestreet.org or http://www.quadrigarum.brownpapertickets.com

This performance will be recorded with high quality sound and audio equipment and released later as a video single.

11:52

19. Quadrigarum – “A rendition”
from: a demo recording from Quadrigarum’s Operetta, R v B / Independent / unreleased track

[Quadrigarum performs R v B, March 7 & 8, la Esquina Gallery, 1000 W. 25th Street, KCMO. Doors open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8:00 pm sharp (no late entry). Seating is limited to 50 people per performance. More info at: http://www.charlottestreet.org or http://www.quadrigarum.brownpapertickets.com]

11:59:30

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

Next week on March 4, 2015, Marion Merritt joins us a Guest Producer. Plus…La Guerre joins us LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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