#569 – March 18, 2015 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, March 18, 2015

Calvin Arsenia Live!
+ Matt Kesler & The Pedaljets
+ Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[Wednesday MidDay Medley’s theme song]

2. TV On The Radio – “Happy Idiot”
from: Seeds / Harvest Records / November 17, 2014
[Formed in 2001 in Brooklyn, New York. The core lineup has been Tunde Adebimpe (vocals/loops), David Andrew Sitek (guitars/keyboards/loops), Kyp Malone (vocals/guitars/bass/loops), Jaleel Bunton (drums/vocals/loops/guitars) and Gerard Smith (bass/keyboards) as official members. Seeds is the 5th studio album. It is the band’s first album since the 2011 death of their bassist, Gerard Smith. Seeds was recorded in LA, at guitarist Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism home studio. Sitek also produced the record. Lead singer Tunde Adebimpe explained, “It was nice to be somewhere where you’re not exactly on the clock and worried about how much everything is costing you. It was pretty much the same situation as when we started making music.]

[TV on The Radio play The Midland Theatre, Saturday, March 21, with Nostalghia.]

10:07

3. Ivory Black – “Drive”
from: Drive – Single / CBM Records / March 10, 2015

[A native of Indiana, Ivory Black has lived in Oklahoma & Missouri, and is currently based in Lone Jack and performs solo in open mics and songwriter circles displaying looping techniques, layering rhythms and vocals. Currently working with AweStruck Studios in KC, Ivory released a single through CBM Records and is set to put out a new record this year.]

4. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “Brave and Wreckless”
from: Brave and Wreckless – Single / Independent / February 10, 2015
[Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals, Camry Ivory on keys & vocals. The band plans to release an EP in Spring 2015.]

[Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds play The MidCoast Takeover, Saturday, March 21, in Austin Texas.]

5. Josh Berwanger Band- “I Want You Bad”
from: Exorcism Rock / Good Land Records / To be released in May 2015
[Recorded at Element Recording with producer Doug Boehm. The current line up includes: Josh Berwanger, Ricky Salthouse, and Brian Klien. Josh Berwanger was previously in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. Berwanger put together a new band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Youth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Josh Berwanger recently recorded a 7 ” Split Single with Dwight Twilley for Good Land Records.]

[Josh Berwanger Band play The MidCoast Takeover, TONIGHT, Mar. 18, at Shangri La, in Austin.]
[Josh Berwanger Band play a Saddle Creek Showcase Mar. 19, at Stay Gold, Austin, TX.]
[Josh Berwanger Band play Riot Room, April 5, w/Swearing At Motorists, DTCV, & Schwervon!]
[Josh Berwanger Band play Middle of the Map Fest April 24 at Ernie Biggs.]

10:15

6. Various Blonde – “Scripted Future”
from: Summer High / Independent / July 29, 2014
[Produced By: Isaiah ” Ikey” Owens. Joshua Allen- Guitar/Vocals, Evanjohn Mcintosh- Bass, Mark Lomas- Drums/Percussioon, Eddie Moore- Keyboards/Rhodes. Conceived in 2008 by mutual friends and now the brainchild of Kansas City native Joshua Allen. The band presents a bombastic, dark alternative progressive style. Joshua Allen draws from a wide array of influences such as, Radiohead, Blonde Redhead, Mike Patton, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Yes, King Crimson, Can, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Mars Volta Miles Davis, Mogwai, and Jimi Hendrix. Since 2009 Various Blonde has opened for national acts, Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Jucifer,The Memorials, Thursday, Matt Pryor, Murder by Death, Fang Island, Bang Camaro, Electric Sixx. They have been described in words such as “sonic devastation” and deliver a show all their own.]

[Various Blonde play The MidCoast Takeover at Shangri La in Austin Sat, March 21.]
[Various Blonde play recordBar Tues, March 24, with Jorge Arana Trio, Dams, & Riala.]

7. Victor & Penny – “Salt (Live)”
from: Live At the Living Room Theatre / Independent / January 10, 2015
[3rd release for Kansas City based duo, and sometimes quartet with and their Loose Change Orchestra. Victor & Penny are Jeff Freling (Blue Man Group, Chicago) who attended Berklee School of Music, and Erin McGrane (George Clooney’s, “Up in the Air” and the cabaret troupe, “Alacartoona”). Erin is a recipient of an Inspiration Grant from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City as well as a Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant for Professional Development. Victor & Penny have been touring the USA for the last three years and were awarded a 2013 Escape to Create Artist Residency.]

[Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Orchestra play Knuckleheads, TONIGHT, March 18, with Mikal Shapiro & Chad Brothers opening.]

8. Rocky Volotavo – “The Hereafter”
from: Hospital Handshakes / No Sleep Records / April 21, 2015
[Born in Dallas, Texas, in 1977 his mother remarried and moved the family to the Pacific Northwest in 1991. Alienated by his southern roots, the isolation led him to focus all of his attention on learning to play guitar and writing songs. In 1996, Votolato, started playing under the name Waxwing. The band signed with Second Nature Recordings out of Kansas City, MO. The band then released three full-length albums. In 1999, Votolato branched out as a solo artist touring with Damien Jurado, Small Brown Bike, The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams, Owen and The Casket Lottery, members of the latter having provided assistance as backing musicians on occasion. He has been married to his wife, April Votolato, for over 10 years, and they live in Seattle with their two children.]

[Rocky Volotavo plays a Living Room Show in Kansas City Sat, Night, March 21.]

9. Shades of Jade – “Dynasty”
from: Fingerprinted Memories pt. 1 / Independent / September 21, 2013
[Members include conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Desmond Mason on Keyboards, Justin McCoy on Percussion, Perry DJStix Holliday on Percussion, Derrick Greenwood on Bass/Guitar, Dominique Sanders on Bass, and Linnaia McKenzie on Vocals.]

[Shades of Jade play The Tank Room on Friday, March 20.]

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30– Interview with Patrick Alonzo Conway

Patrick Alonzo Conway is a Kansas City based composer, performer, educator, and independent musician. He holds a Masters in Music Composition from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. He was a founding member of newEar, and he works with Terrestrial Consort, Peoples Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City, Own/Cox Dance Group, Mambo DeLeon, Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, and BCR. He is a 2012 recipient of the Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellow Award. Patrick Alonzo Conway is also the Director of Gamelan Genta Kasturi.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi performs Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 7:00 pm, at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Founder’s Hall, 1415 W. 13th Street, KCMO.

For over 12 years KC’s community Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, has been presenting community concerts.

Founder I Ketút Gedé Asnawa and family is joining the group for their next concert.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi with Balinese Guest Artists under the direction of I Ketút Gedé Asnawa, featuring dancers Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa, Yunirika Asnawa & Yonitika Asnawa

The group’s founder and family return in a special concert of Balinese Music & Dance featuring original compositions by Mr. Asnawa and traditional classics. Last KC performance was June of 2009!

FREE & Open to the Public -donations accepted-
http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org

Mr. Asnawa will lead the group; his wife Putu Oka Mardiani and two daughters Yunirika and Yonitika will perform several dance numbers. Featured works include three of his original compositions: “Sekar Taman” Dance (Flowers in the Garden), “Gita Genta Kasturi” (written for the group) and “Gilak Walipraja” along with three other Balinese classics: “Siwa Natha” (King Shiva), “Baris Tunggal” Dance depicting a solo warrior, “Margapati” Dance depicting a sleeping lion and “Oleg Tamulilingan” Dance which portrays the interaction of male and female bumblebees. Also included on the program will be current ensemble director Patrick Alonzo Conway’s gamelan arrangement of Sun Ra’s “Angels & Demons at Play”.

Mr. Asnawa has been faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in conjunction with the Robert E. Brown Center For World Music since leaving Kansas City in 2006. He and his family maintain an active schedule performing, teaching and promoting Balinese Cultural Arts.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi, premiered a large scale collaborative work in 2011 featuring his Patrick Alonzo Conway’s original composition Angels & Demons at Play through Urban Culture Project and ArtSounds. Shortly thereafter, Gamelan Genta Kasturi was awarded Studio Space through the Charlotte Street/Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program.

A gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Java and Bali, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, kendang (drums) & gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed & plucked strings. Vocalists may also be included. For most Indonesians, gamelan music is an integral part of Indonesian culture.

The term refers more to the set of instruments than to the players of those instruments. A gamelan is a set of instruments as a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together – instruments from different gamelan are generally not interchangeable.

Patrick Alonzo Conway plays with other bands including: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7, newEar, BCR, and The People’s Liberation Big Band of Greater Kansas City who have been named as headliners for the 2015 Wichita Jazz Fest.

Kansas City’s community Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Genta Kasturi performs Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 7:00 pm, at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Founder’s Hall, 1415 W. 13th Street, KCMO. More info at: http://www.gamelangentakasturi.org.

11:45

10. Ruth Acuff – “Dark Blue Dark Green”
from: To The Moon / Nation of Love / November 22, 2014
[Ruth Acuff sings with an angelic voice. Playing a 34 string lever harp, she is accompanied by her husband Jeff Mueller on upright bass, and her sister, Mary Leibovich on harmony vocals and percussion. Joining the trio for this song is Susan Acuff on harmony vocals, Greg Spillman on Cello, John Shafer on Trumpet.]

[Ruth Acuff plays MidCoast Takeover at Shangri La in Austin Thursday, March 19.]

10:50 – Interview with Matt Kesler

The Pedaljets

The Pedaljets

Matt Kesler is part of the rock and roll foundation of the Kansas City Music Scene. He is one of the founding members of The PedalJets, a band that formed in Lawrence, Kansas in 1984. The Pedaljets 2013 release What’s In Between, was #1 on our The 113 Best Recordings of 2013. What’s In Between also won a Pitch Music Award for Album of the Year. The Pedaljets have been back in the studio and are getting ready to release a new record with their new lead guitarist Cody Wyoming. Mat Kesler also plays with The Doo-Dads, Midtown Quartet, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, and was proprietor of Midwestern Musical Company. Matt will be taking I-35 South to play with The Pedaljets at Midwestern Music Foundation’s 6th annual MidCoast Takeover, Saturday, March 21, at 10:00 pm, at Shangri La, in Austin, Texas, during SXSW More info at: http://www.thepedaljets.com

On December 12, 2014, The Pedaljets played Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 10 Anniversary Show at Davey’s Uptown with The Philistines and Dolls on Fire.

The Pedaljets also played Apocalypse Meow.

10:56

11. The Pedaljets – “Down To Downtown”
from: a pre-production demo for untitled new album / to be released in 2015
[Recorded at Massive Sound Studio, engineered by Paul Malinowski, copyright 2015]

11:00 – Station ID

The Pedaljets:
Mike Allmayer on lead vocals & guitar,
Cody Wyoming on guitar & vocals,
Mat Kesler on bass & vocals
Rob Morrow on drums & vocals

The Pedaljets sound as good as ever.

The British music press, Uncut and Mojo, are big fans of The Pedaljets.

Matt will be taking I-35 South to play with The Pedaljets at Midwestern Music Foundation’s 6th annual MidCoast Takeover, Saturday, March 21, at 10:00 pm, at Shangri La, in Austin, Texas, during SXSW More info at: http://www.thepedaljets.com

12. The Pedaljets – “Uncounted Heads”
from: a pre-production demo for untitled new album / to be released in 2015
[Recorded at Massive Sound Studio, engineered by Paul Malinowski, copyright 2015]

[The Pedaljets play Midwestern Music Foundation’s 6th annual MidCoast Takeover, Saturday, March 21, at 10:00 pm, at Shangri La, in Austin, Texas, during SXSW]

11:09 – Underwriting
11:10

13. Tycho – “Awake”
from: Awake / Ghostly International / March 17, 2014
[Scott Hansen, born 1976 or 1977, is professionally known as Tycho (Tai-ko), an American ambient music artist and producer from San Francisco, California, who is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works. His music is a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient melodies. The style of his music is very organic, typically incorporating clips of the human element into his songs (i.e. weather broadcasts, simple talking, or even breathing).]

[Tycho plays the Granada in Lawrence, KS, Saturday, March 21.]

11:15 – Interview with Calvin Arsenia

24 year old Calvin Arsenia returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley after most recently joining us on October 22, 2014. His 2014 EP, Moments, was in the Top Ten, of our 114 Best Recordings of 2014. Calvin Arsenia recently came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia has written, arranged and produced 5 EPs including Prose, his new 9-song collection, released February 3, 2015. Recorded over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University.

Calvin Arsenia plays Records with Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, in a special In-Store performance, Saturday, March 21, at 6:00 pm. Calvin Arsenia also plays The Tank Room, Friday, March 27 with musician Jonathan Theobald.

Since we last talked with Calvin Arsenia on the radio he has been very busy, releasing a new EP, playing several showcases at Folk Alliance International Conference, and being accepted into the Artist Inc program.

Calvin’s abilities are playing piano, guitar, harp and working as a songwriter, composer, lyricist, producer, and engineer.

Calvin Arsenia made his debut as a performer in early 2010.

11:21

14. Calvin Arsenia – “Silhouette”
from: Prose / Independent / February 3, 2015
[Recorded over the course of three live sessions at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Produced by Graham Coe. Engineered by David O’Leary. Music and Lyrics: Calvin Arsenia, with Fiona Reid & Liselot Van Oosterom on Vocals, Graham Coe on Cello, Mark Smith on Percussion, Lyle Watt on Guitar Calvin Arsenia on Vocals & Guitar & Piano.]

Calvin Arsenia was recently accepted into the Artist INC professional development program for artists in the Kansas City metro area and across the Mid-America Arts Alliance five state region.

11:30

Calvin Arsenia plays live on the March 18, 2015 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Calvin Arsenia plays live on the March 18, 2015 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley.

15. Calvin Arsenia – “Cardiac” (LIVE)

Calvin Arsenia plays every Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Simply Reinspired in Olathe, KS.

Influences: Bjork, Dirty Projectors, Joanna Newsom, Sufjan Stevens

11:38

16. Calvin Arsenia – “Advocate”
from: Prose / Independent / February 3, 2015

Calvin Arsenia plays Records with Merritt in a special in-store performance, March 21, at 6:00 pm. Calvin Arsenia also plays The Tank Room, Friday, March 27 with musician Jonathan Theobald. More info at: http://www.calvinarsenia.com

11:45

17. Of Montreal – “Virgilian Lots”
from: Aureate Gloom / Polyvinyl / February 27, 2015
[Athens, Georgia based rock band, founded by frontman Kevin Barnes in 1996, named after a failed romance with a woman “of Montreal.” The band is one of the bands of the Elephant 6 collective. Of Montreal’s musical style has evolved from vaudeville and Beatles-influenced psychedelic twee pop to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music influenced by Prince and David Bowie. Aureate Gloomis the band’s 13th studio album.]

[of Montreal plays The Granada Theatre in Lawrence, KS, Wednesday, April 1, with Yip Receiver.]

11:50

18. Adriana Nikole – “Vibration”
from: Vibration – Single / Polyvinyl / February 27, 2015
[Originally from Detroit, Adriana Nikole was born and raised in Michigan. She loved singing but was too shy to share her voice until her mid 20’s when she started playing ukulele & writing songs. She moved to Nashville and started playing guitar. In Sept 2012 she moved to KC where she found a welcoming home in the local music community. She is currently recording music with Saunders Street Records, has released a single on iTunes, and is recording new music. Adriana is performs a solo artist and now also with a band. She also sings with Anna Cole and the Other Lovers.]

[Adriana Nikole presents The Adriana Nikole Show, Tomorrow night, Thurs, Mar. 19 at 7pm at Coda.]

11:55

19. 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, 2014, they made their network television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing the single “Coffee.”]

[Slyvan Esso play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS, Friday, March 20, with Flock of Dimes.]

11:59:30

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

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

Next week on March 25, Phil Neal of Phil Neal and The Wornalls returns to the show, we’ll also talk with Nathan Reusch about Middle of The Map Fest, and Steve Tulipana will join us to talk about his new musical adventure Sie lieben Machinen.

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Guests of Wednesday MidDay Medley meet guests of ARTSPEAK RADIO, with Calvin Arsenia, Renee Cinderhouse, Hector Casanova Cinderhouse, and ARTSPEAK RADIO host/producer - Maria Vasquez Boyd.

Guests of Wednesday MidDay Medley meet guests of ARTSPEAK RADIO, with Calvin Arsenia, Renee Cinderhouse, Hector Casanova Cinderhouse, and ARTSPEAK RADIO host/producer – Maria Vasquez Boyd.

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