#573 – April 15, 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, April 15, 2015

120 Minutes of Music from the Middle of the Map Fest
with guest co hosts: Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch


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. OK Go – “It’s Tough To Have A Crush When The Boy Doesn’t Feel The Same Way You Do”
from: Brown EP / Independent / Summer 2000
[This early EP was made available to fans who saw the band on tour with This American Life (as house band) from 2000 to 2003. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, now based in Los Angeles, California. The band is composed of Damian Kulash (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass guitar and vocals), Dan Konopka (drums and percussion) and Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards and vocals), who joined them in 2005, replacing Andy Duncan. They are known for their often quirky and elaborate music videos. The original members formed as OK Go in 1998 and released two studio albums before Duncan’s departure. The band’s video for “Here It Goes Again” won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video in 2007]

[OK Go play Middle of The Map Fest, Wed, April 22, with The Republic Tigers.]

Wednesday MidDay Medley features recordings from musical artists participating in the Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, April 22 – 25 at The Uptown and seven stages in Westport.

We played music from: Spirit is The Spirit, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, Josh Berwanger, The Republic Tigers, Spencer Mackenzie Brown, Gardienne, Jason Beers, Lord Huron, Iron and Wine, PUJOL, Skating Polly, William Elliott Whitmore, Young Ejecta, Lot Walks, PHOX, Seoul, SALES, Light Music, and Bonzo Madrid.

Joining us for the entire show, the two guys responsible for the Middle of The Map Fest, Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch.

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 16 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008. Chris works on the marketing side of INK and puts together all of the music promotions. Chris was intrumental in the organization of The Middle of The Map Fest,, the music at The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday Home Game Concert Series at The Kauffman Stadium for The Kansas City Royals. Chris also has lent his work and talents to Boulevardia, Folk Alliance International, KC Music Collective, and The Midwest Music Foundation, where he has helped with The MidCoast Takeover and other needed campaigns. If that is not enough, Chris recently launched his new radio show, Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm on The Bridge, 90.9 FM.

Nathan Reusch is the co-founder of The Record Machine, a vibrant and busy area music label that he started with friends 11 years ago. Nathan is also one of the founders of The Middle of The Map Fest where he works with Chris in organizing a Music Fest, a Film Fest and also the Middle of The Map Forum, which starts tonight. You can catch Nathan DJing in an area clubs, and he is also a newlywed. He married his wife Jessica last May, in a service that came with a complimentary, one of a kind, record release.

INK’s Middle of the Map Fest 2015, The FIFTH Annual, A Festival born and raised in Kansas City. April 22, 23, 24 and 25, FOUR days of music, 130+ bands at Uptown Theater & throughout Westport, KCMO More info at; http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Last week was the Middle of the Map Film Fest, 25 films in 5 days, April 8-12 at The Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City. Tonight, April 15, starts The Middle of the Map Forum with a sold-out presentation with Malcolm Gladwell at the Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, and continuing through Sunday. THE FORUM: April 16-17 at The KC Star Press Pavilion and other Crossroads venues.

MUSIC FEST: April 22 – 25 at Uptown Theatre and seven stages in Westport

Uptown Theater (Wed/Thurs)
Outdoor Stage (Fri/Sat) ALL AGES – parking lot in Westport
Ernie Biggs 4115 Mill Street
recordBar 1020 Westport Road
Riot Room (inside) 4048 Broadway
Riot Room (outside) 4048 Broadway
Westport Saloon 4112 Pennsylvania
Mills Record Company (Sat) 314 Westport Road

The shows:


8:30 The Republic Tigers https://www.facebook.com/TheRepublicTigers
9:45 OK Go https://www.facebook.com/okgo


7:00 Sean Rowe https://www.facebook.com/seanrowemusic
7:45 Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear https://www.facebook.com/MadisenWardAndTheMamaBear
8:45 Strand of Oaks https://www.facebook.com/strandofoaks
10:00 Iron & Wine https://www.facebook.com/ironandwine?rf=111502145535024


7:00 Jason Beers https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Beers-Banjo-Music/
8:00 Old Sound https://www.facebook.com/oldsound
9:00 Kasey Rausch w/ Chad Brothers https://www.facebook.com/KaseyRauschMusic/
10:00 The Hardship Letters https://www.facebook.com/TheHardshipLetters
11:00 Dusty Rust https://www.facebook.com/DustyRustMusic
12:00 The Blue Boot Heelers https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Boot-Heelers/

10:11 – Thursday Night

3. Iron & Wine – “Naked As We Came”
from: Our Endless Numbered Days / Sub Pop / March 23, 2004
[Iron and Wine’s newest release: Archive Series, Vol. No. , was released on Blue Cricket Recording, February 24, 2015, Pulled from tapes found in the back corners of closets and dusty shoe boxes, this is the first in a series of releases – songs long neglected, but never forgotten. With the Archive Series, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) will be gathering otherwise unreleased home recordings, covers, and live sets from his entire career and releasing them on his own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. The songs on Volume No. 1 came to life at the same time as those selected for The Creek Drank the Cradle. The songs on Creek were only 11 of the many performed and recorded by Iron & Wine at home on a 4-track cassette. While some of this material has been widely bootlegged, it has never received a widespread or proper release until now.]

[Iron & Wine play MOTM April 23 at Uptown w/ Strand of Oaks, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear. ]

4. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – “Silent Movies”
from: Silent Movies – Single / Glassnote Entertainment Group / February 12, 2015
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his mother, Ruth Ward, both on guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded at Kansas City’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. They have played live on our show 4 times in the last year and a half, and were featured in 90.1 FM’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity Temple, and The Crossroads Music Fest. They played the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, last fall, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote Records and have spent several months recording their new album in Nashville. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear made their network television debut, Wednesday, Feb. 11, on The Late Show With David Letterman. They will be embarking on a huge tour. Their new record is expected soon.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will be opening for Iron & Wine at The Uptown Theater, Thursday, April 23rd, for the 5th annual Middle of the Map Fest. More info at: middleofthemapfest.com]

Chris spoke about John Daley who we lost this week. John was a huge KC Music fan, and could be seen at many music shows, always in the front row.

5. Jason Beers – “The Iron Fist of John Daley”
from: No Banjo is an Island / Independent / April 11, 2012
[Jason Beers has collaborated with many of KC’s best musicians. He writes, sings and plays bass with his band, The Brannock Device, and as a member of The Dead Voices. He is a father of two, who teaches children with special needs.]

[Jason Beers plays MOTM April 23 at The Westport Saloon w/ Old Sound, Kasey Rausch, and more. ]


Westport Saloon

7:00 Amanda Fish https://www.facebook.com/GuitarFish101?fref=ts
8:00 Billy Beale https://www.facebook.com/BillyBealeBlues
9:00 My Oh My https://www.facebook.com/MyOhMyKC
10:00 Lauren Anderson Band https://www.facebook.com/LaurenAndersonBand
11:00 Coyote Bill Boogie Band https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Coyote-Bill-Boogie-Band/153543731669
12:00 Royalphonic https://www.facebook.com/royalphonic
1:00 Katy Guillen & the Girls https://www.facebook.com/kgandthegirls

Ernie Biggs

6:00 Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires https://www.facebook.com/thegloryfires
7:00 PUJOL https://www.facebook.com/PUJOLDOTCOM/
8:30 Light Music
9:45 The Relationship (featuring Brian Bell of Weezer) https:// http://www.facebook.com/TheRelationship
11:00 The String & Return
12:15 BASS DRUM OF DEATH https://www.facebook.com/pages/BASS-DRUM-OF-DEATH/295269142164
1:30 Mickey Avalon https://www.facebook.com/MickeyAvalon


6:30 Timbers
7:15 Atlas https://www.facebook.com/useyouratlas
8:00 Yore https://www.facebook.com/yoreband
8:45 Bonzo Madrid
9:30 Ballet School https://www.facebook.com/balletschoolband
10:45 Seoul https://www.facebook.com/SeoulMTL
12:00 Ben Kweller https://www.facebook.com/benkweller

Riot Room

6:45 Max Justus
7:30 Ronnie Heart
8:15 Nite
9:00 The Phantastics https://www.facebook.com/thephantastics
10:00 Young Ejecta
11:15 Various Blonde https://www.facebook.com/VariousBlonde
12:15 illphonics https://www.facebook.com/illphonicssound
1:30 Four Fists (P.O.S. & Astronautalis) https://www.facebook.com/fourfists6666

Riot Room Patio

6:45 SquidsKC
7:30 Stolen Nations https://www.facebook.com/stolennations
8:15 Jorge Arana Trio https://www.facebook.com/jorgearanatrio
9:00 Skating Polly
10:30 DJ Brooks Brown https://www.facebook.com/brooksbrownmusic
11:30 DJ Timmy Tutone https://www.facebook.com/timmytutonemusic
12:30 Mija https://www.facebook.com/djmija

The Outdoor Stage

6:00 Ghastly Menace https://www.facebook.com/ghastlymenace
6:45 Hembree https://www.facebook.com/hembreemusic
7:30 Shiner https://www.facebook.com/shinerkc
8:45 Lord Huron https://www.facebook.com/lordhuron
10:15 Atmosphere https://www.facebook.com/Atmosphere

10:27 – Friday at Ernie Biggs

6. PUJOL – “Circles”
from: Kludge / Saddle Creek Records / May 20, 2014
[Daniel Pujol is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Tullahoma, Tennessee. A kludge is: “A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem.” “An ill assorted collection of poorly matching parts, forming a distressing whole.” “A crock that works.”In February of 2013, Daniel Pujol set out to write and record the follow-up to his debut album, 2012’s UNITED STATES OF BEING. Pujol and producer Doni Shroader set up shop in Mt. Juliet, TN at The Place: a suicide-prevention center for teens located in a strip mall. They used largely borrowed and donated gear, recording every day from 5pm until 6am, all the while breaking down and setting up the temporary studio every day between office hours. Mixing took place during the building of Battletapes, a two car garage that was in the midst of being converted into an acoustically treated, professional grade tracking room; building permit, construction workers, and all. Following four months of vampiric living and working around conflicting schedules/eccentricities (the band, the engineers, the sun), Daniel, Doni, and Battletapes had finished the album they had been working towards. Recording and mixing happened in a “non-location” where things were being built or set up, in order to work on the album, working around the obstacles the location presented. More info at http://pujoldotcom.com%5D

[PUJOL plays MOTM, Friday, April 24 at Ernie Biggs.]

7. Light Music – “Don’t Go Quietly”
from: Ocean’s Daughter / Independent / Coming in 2015
[First Single from debut recording of Milwaukee, Wisconsin based band, founded in June 2012, with: Brendan Benham, Shae Lappen, Dan Mena, Ed Zuehlke]

[Light Music will play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24 at Ernie Biggs.]

10:33 – Underwriting

10:40 – Friday at recordBar

8. Bonzo Madrid – “Mausoleum”
from: Bonzo Madrid – Single / Independent / April 2015
[First Single from Bonzo Madrid the new musical project of CJ Calhoun, formerly of Cowboy Indian Bear.]

[Bonzo Madrid will play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24 at recordBar]

9. Seoul – “Stay With Us”
from: Stay With Us – Single / Grand Jury Music / October 14, 2014
[Montreal band formed in 2013.]

[Seoul play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, at recordBar]

10:50 – Friday at Riot Room

10. Young Ejecta – “Jeremiah (the Denier)”
from: Jeremiah (the Denier) – Single / Driftless Recordings / August 20, 2013
[Formerly known as simply Ejecta. An American synthpop duo consisting of Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber and producer Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin. The name had been changed to Young Ejecta due to the group getting a notice from the closely named DJ Ejeca. In November 2013, they released their debut album, Dominae, and in 2015 will be issuing their mini-album and second studio LP The Planet. They synthpop sound has been described by Heather Phares of Allmusic as “gauzy”.]

[Young Ejecta plays The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, at Riot Room]

11. Skating Polly – “Alabama Movies”
from: Fuzz Steilacoom / Chap Stereo / February 25, 2014
[Skating Polly is an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2009. The band consists of multi-instrumentalists Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, who were 9 and 14 years old when the band formed. The band is noted for its members alternating instruments, childlike yet mature and poetic lyrics, melodic arrangements, rudimentary musicianship and an eclectic array of songs that vary in style from riot grrrl to piano-based indie pop.]

[Skating Polly play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, at Riot Room patio]

11:00 – Station ID

Featuring recordings from musical artists participating in INK’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, April 22, 23, 24 and 25. FOUR days of music, with over 120 bands at The Uptown and on seven stages in Westport. Middle of The Map is a Festival born and raised in Kansas City. More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Joining us as special guest co-hosts for the entire show, and the two guys responsible for the Middle of The Map Fest, Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch.

11:07 – Friday Night Outdoor Stage

12. Lord Huron – “Until The Night Turns”
from: Strange Trails / IAMSOUND Records / April 7, 2015
[The second album from American indie folk band based in Los Angeles. The group’s debut album, Lonesome Dreams, was released in 2012 on Iamsound in the U.S. and Play It Again Sam in UK & IE in January 2013. The band’s name was inspired by Lake Huron, the lake which band founder Ben Schneider grew up visiting, and would spend evenings playing music around the campfire]

[Lord Huron play The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24, on the Outdoor Stage]




Tim Finn’s Back To Rockville Singer-Songwriter Showcase
(Saturday at Mills Record Company)

2:00 Poor Bishop Hooper https://www.facebook.com/poorbishophooper
2:45 Connor Leimer https://www.facebook.com/ConnorLeimermusic
3:30 Hurley Christin https://www.facebook.com/HurleyChristinMusic
4:15 Gracie Schram https://www.facebook.com/gracieschram
5:00 Thom Hoskins https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thom-Hoskins/
5:45 Damon Bailey https://www.facebook.com/pages/Damon-Bailey-Trio/215512088572497

90.1 Wednesday MidDay Medley KKFI Day Party w/ Mark Manning
(Saturday at Westport Saloon)

2:00 The Lucky https://www.facebook.com/theluckyband
2:45 The Project H https://www.facebook.com/theprojecthkc
3:30 She’s A Keeper https://www.facebook.com/shesakeepermusic
4:15 The Big Iron https://www.facebook.com/thebigiron
5:00 Not A Planet https://www.facebook.com/notaplanet

90.9 The Bridge Day Party w/ Jon Hart
(Saturday at recordBar)

2:00 The Invisible World
2:45 Gardienne
3:30 Admiral of the Red https://www.facebook.com/admiralofthered
4:15 La Guerre https://www.facebook.com/laguerremusic
5:00 Yes You Are https://www.facebook.com/yesyouareofficial

I Heart Local Music and 90.9 KJHK Day Party
(Saturday at Riot inside)

2:00 Arc Flash https://www.facebook.com/arcflashmusic
2:45 Spencer Mackenzie Brown https://www.facebook.com/spencermackenziebrown
3:30 Bruiser Queen
4:15 Something and the Whatevers https://www.facebook.com/SomethingAndTheWhatevers
5:00 The Sluts https://www.facebook.com/TheSlutsBand

Eight One Sixty from 90.9 The Bridge Day Party w/ Sarah Bradshaw
(Saturday at Riot Room Patio)

2:00 Captiva https://www.facebook.com/experience.the.buzz
2:45 Pink Royal https://www.facebook.com/pinkroyalmusic
3:30 El-Rey-Tones https://www.facebook.com/theraydashtones
4:15 Kangaroo Knife Fight https://www.facebook.com/KangarooKnifeFight
5:00 Anna Cole and the Other Lovers https://www.facebook.com/AnnaColeAndTheOtherLovers
5:45 A Light Within https://www.facebook.com/ALWaudio

The Record Machine Day Party
(Saturday at the Outdoor Stage)

2:00 Rev Gusto
2:45 Spirit is the Spirit https://www.facebook.com/spiritisthespirit
3:30 Westerners https://www.facebook.com/westernersband
4:15 The Noise FM https://www.facebook.com/maxjustusmusic
5:15 Genevieve

Saturday Night…

The Outdoor Stage

6:15 PHOX https://www.facebook.com/phoxband
7:15 William Elliott Whitmore https://www.facebook.com/williamelliottwhitmore
8:30 Murder By Death https://www.facebook.com/MurderByDeath
10:00 Peter Hook & The Light (A “Joy Division” Celebration performing Unknown Pleasures & Closer) – should be the entire second line? https://www.facebook.com/peterhookandthelight

Mills Record Company

6:30 The Blackbird Revue https://www.facebook.com/theblackbirdrevue
7:15 David George and a Crooked Mile https://www.facebook.com/DavidGeorgeAndACrookedMile
8:15 Tony Lucca

The Westport Saloon

6:00 Clawhammer https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clawhammer/150015881747210
7:00 The Grisly Hand https://www.facebook.com/TheGrislyHand
8:00 Whiskey For The Lady https://www.facebook.com/whiskeyforthelady
9:00 Good Time Charley https://www.facebook.com/GoodTimeCharleyBand
10:00 Twenty Thousand Strongmen https://www.facebook.com/ttsm.kcmo
11:00 The Kansas City Bear Fighters https://www.facebook.com/kcbearfighters
12:00 Woody Pines https://www.facebook.com/woodypines
1:30 The Souveneers https://www.facebook.com/TheSouveneers

Ernie Biggs

7:00 Scruffy & the Janitors https://www.facebook.com/scruffyandthejanitors
7:45 Sie Lieben Maschinen https://www.facebook.com/sieliebenmaschinen
8:30 The Slowdown https://www.facebook.com/THESLOWDOWNKC
9:15 Maps For Travelers https://www.facebook.com/mapsfortravelers
10:00 Josh Berwanger Band https://www.facebook.com/Berwangermusic
11:00 Lot Walks
12:15 Me Like Bees https://www.facebook.com/melikebees
1:30 Peelander-Z https://www.facebook.com/peelanderz


6:00 Your Friend
7:00 gates https://www.facebook.com/gatesnj
8:15 Loma Prieta https://www.facebook.com/pages/LOMA-PRIETA/69571119156
9:30 Pianos Become the Teeth https://www.facebook.com/pianosbecometheteeth
10:45 Knox Hamilton https://www.facebook.com/knoxhamiltonmusic
12:00 Magic Man https://www.facebook.com/MagicManMusic

Riot Room Inside

6:00 The Philistines https://www.facebook.com/ThePhilistines
7:00 My Body Sings Electric https://www.facebook.com/MyBodySingsElectric
8:15 Sales
9:30 Candy-Claws Sound of Ceres https://www.facebook.com/SoundOfCeres
10:45 The New Riddim
12:00 Six Percent https://www.facebook.com/sixpercentkc
1:15 The Slackers https://www.facebook.com/theslackers

Riot Room Patio

7:00 Duncan Burnett https://www.facebook.com/TheNameIsDuncan
7:45 D/WILL & Barrel Maker https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008739196675
8:30 Ebony Tusks https://www.facebook.com/ebony.tusks
9:15 The Abnorm https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Abnorm/109930092395608
10:00 Reach https://www.facebook.com/emceereach
10:45 Heartfelt Anarchy https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltAnarchy
11:30 Open Mike Eagle https://www.facebook.com/mikeeagleraps
1:00 Sheppa/Body2Body see last year

11:15 – Saturday Day Parties!

13. Gardienne – “Between Sleep & Awake (Peter Pan Song)”
from: Walking Trees EP / Independent / January 7, 2014
[Gardienne is KC-based artist Alyssa DeGraff. Her debut release “Walking Trees” features an indie artist’s dream team: impeccable guitar tones and overall production by Josh Scott of JHS pedals, on guitar & production, the string-quartet stylings of Jeremy Larson of the bands: Sucre, Sleeping at Last, and a stellar mix crafted by Chad Howat of the bands: Paper Route, Brooke Waggoner, Kye Kye. More info at: gardienne.bandcamp.com]

[Gardienne plays the 90.1 The Bridge Day Party with Jon Hart, at recordBar, Saturday, April 25]

14. Spencer Mackenzie Brown – “Call Me”
from: Part One /Independent / July 8, 2014
[All songs written and performed by Spencer Mackenzie Brown. Produced by Spencer Brown and Isaac Flynn, Mixed by Jim Barnes, Unmastered until further notice. Harmonies: Spencer Brown, Ali Edwards, Isaac Flynn. Female Vocals: Ali Edwards, Bass: Jared Anderson and Aaron Riffel, Electric Guitars: Spencer Brown and Isaac Flynn, Drums and Percussion: Isaac Flynn, Piano: Zach Mehl. album artwork and design by Spencer Brown/}

[Spencer Mackenzie Brown plays the I Heart Local Music and 90.9 KJHK Day Party, Saturday April 25, at Riot inside.]

15. Spirit is The Spirit – “Televangelist”
from: Televangelist – Single / The Record Machine / April 14, 2015
[Lawrence, Kansas based 5-piece band known for their beautiful Psychedelic-Folk-Rock sound. Members include: Austen Malone, Noah Compo, Josh Landau, Brook Partain, Danny Bowersox]

[Spirit is The Spirit plays The Record Machine Day Party, Saturday April 25, at the Outdoor Stage.]

11:30 – Saturday Night

16. William Elliott Whitmore – “Trouble in Your Heart”
from: Radium Death / Anti / March 27, 2015
[8th album from American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa, born May 11, 1978. In his live performances he mostly of plays the banjo or guitar while singing. While he has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities, and hardcore punk community. Whitmore has toured with Chris Cornell, City and Colour, The Pogues, Murder By Death, Clutch, Lucero, Converge, Red Sparowes, Modern Life is War, Frontier Ruckus, Frank Turner and The Low Anthem.]

[William Elliott Whitmore will be play the 5th annual Middle of The Map Fest, April 25. ]

11:35 – Underwriting

11:36 – Saturday Night at Ernie Biggs

17. Josh Berwanger – “Mary”
from: Strange Stains / Good Land Records / October 1, 2013
[Currently getting ready to release, Exorcism Rock, 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 plays Middle of the Map Fest April 24 at Ernie Biggs]

18. Lot Walks – “Hideaway” (CD #19) (4:44)
from: Tourist / Lot Walks / October 18, 2013
[Indie Rock Pop, from Omaha, Nebraska with: Jaiden Maneman, Nathaniel Jensen, Jake Newbold, Pat Reilly, Obadiah Maina, Jon Banker, — Former: D.J. Jordan. More info at: http://www.lotwalks.com.]

[Lot Walks plays Middle of the Map Fest Saturday, April 25 at Ernie Biggs]

11:47 – Saturday Night

19. SALES – “Renee”
from: SALES EP / Independent / September 22, 2014
[2-piece electronic-pop-rock n roll-soul band from Orlando, Florida, featuring Lauren Morgan & Jordan Shih.]

[SALES play The Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, at the Riot Room, inside.]

20. PHOX – “Slow Motion”
from: PHOX / Partisan Records / June 24, 2014
[PHOX is an American six-piece alternative folk / indie pop band from Baraboo, Wisconsin.]

[PHOX plays The Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, April 25, on the Outdoor Stage]


INK’s Middle of the Map Fest, curated by The Record Machine, April 22, 23, 24 and 25. FOUR days of music, with over 120 bands at The Uptown and on seven stages in Westport. Middle of The Map is a Festival born and raised in Kansas City.

INK magazine https://www.facebook.com/inkkc
The Kansas City Star https://www.facebook.com/kansascitystar
The Record Machine https://www.facebook.com/therecordmachine
Phillips 66 https://www.facebook.com/Phillips66Gas
Boulevard Brewery https://www.facebook.com/Boulevard
Neighborhood Tourism & Development Fund
90.9 FM The Bridge https://www.facebook.com/909thebridge
KCPT https://www.facebook.com/kcpt19
Sporting Kansas City https://www.facebook.com/SportingKC
Kansas Speedway https://www.facebook.com/KansasSpeedway
Kansas City Royals https://www.facebook.com/Royals
Westport https://www.facebook.com/westportkc
Seen Merch https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seen-Merch/126008034124505
Comfort Dental http://comfortdental.com/
Barkley https://www.facebook.com/BarkleyUS
Town Center Plaza https://www.facebook.com/TownCenterPlaza
Mills Record Company https://www.facebook.com/MillsRecordCompany
Will Gregory PR https://www.facebook.com/willgregorypublicrelations
C&C Drum Company https://www.facebook.com/pages/CC-Drum Company
Alamo Drafthouse https://www.facebook.com/AlamoKansasCity
Propaganda3 https://www.facebook.com/Propaganda3
KCCVA https://www.facebook.com/VisitKC
Town Center Plaza https://www.facebook.com/TownCenterPlaza
AC Hotels https://www.facebook.com/achotelskansascitywestport
Bayer http://www.bayer.com/

THE FORUM: April 16-17 at The KC Star Press Pavilion and other Crossroads venues

Thank you Nathan Reusch & Chris Haghirian

More info at; http://www.middleofthemapfest.com


21. The Republic Tigers – “Made Concrete”
from: Keep Color / Chop Shop Records – Atlantic / February 19, 208
[Formed in Kansas City, Missouri by Kenn Jankowski A pastor’s son, who moved all over the US, and ended up in the Springfield, Missouri suburb of Republic. In 1999, he moved to KC where he began playing guitar in The People, a band that later changed their name to The Golden Republic. When the Golden Republic split in early 2006, Jankowski reached out to his friend Adam McGil and a new band was born. Jankowski explains on the Chopshop website that “‘The Republic Tiger’ was my high-school mascot,” “… I don’t like band names very much and I don’t like thinking about them either, so I just took something that I knew was timeless to me, and big enough that we could color it with our music and create its meaning with our songs.” guitarist/pianist Ryan Pinkston, bassist Marc Pepperman, and drummer Justin Tricomi all brought their multi-instrumentalist talents to the band who were the first act to sign with Chop Shop Records (an imprint of Atlantic Records). The song The Infidel was also featured on the Grey’s Anatomy Vol. 4 Soundtrack.]

[The Republic Tigers play MoTM, Wed, April 22, at The Uptown, w/ OK Go.]


22. 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 Wed, April 22, Spinning Tree Theatre, Thom Hoskins, John Keck, and musical recordings from: Not A Planet, The Big Iron, She’s A Keeper, The Project H, and The Lucky, five of our favorite bands playing Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM Day Party for Middle of The Map Fest at Westport Saloon, 2:00 to 6:00, with special prizes, vinyl and CD give aways!

90.1 FM’s crystal clear, 100,000 watt signal, delivers some of the best quality of sound you will hear in the metro radio airwaves.

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

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