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 1, 2015
Rolf Petermann of Whatever Forever & CS Luxem
+ Shaun Crowley & Manor Fest 2015
+ Music from the Crossroads Summer Block Party
10:00 – Station ID
1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
from: Surrealistic Pillow / RCA – Victor / February, 1967
[Marty Balin – vocals, guitar, album design, Jack Casady – bass guitar, fuzz bass, rhythm guitar, Spencer Dryden – drums, percussion, Paul Kantner – rhythm guitar, vocals, Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, vocals, Grace Slick – vocals, piano, organ, recorder. Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1965. A pioneer of counterculture-era psychedelic rock, the group was the first band from the San Francisco scene to achieve international mainstream success. They performed at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969) —as well as headlining the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968). Their 1967 record Surrealistic Pillow is regarded as one of the key recordings of the “Summer of Love”. Two hits from that album, “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”, are listed in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.]
3. Thee Water MoccaSins – “In Bed”
from: From The Rivers of Missouri and The Banks of Fear / Independent / Feb. 22, 2012
[Thee Water MoccaSins is comprised of KC musicians Billy Smith on Guitar and Vocals; Steve Tulipana on Vocals, Guitar and Bass; John Bersuch on Drums and Percussion; and Wade Williamson on Guitar, Keyboards, and Bass. All musicians are currently involved with, or have been involved with: Roman Numerals, Season to Risk, Olympic Size, Dirt Nap, Stella Link, Bacon Shoe, Minds Under Cover and Starhaven Rounders.]
[Thee Water MoccaSins play PsychedeliMerica – 4th of July, Saturday, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, KCMO, All ages, Families welcome, 4:00pm BBQ, 4:00 -6:00pm special psych DJ set from William Smith and Selecta J-Cut, 6:00pm Robot Monkey Madman, 7:00 pm Thee Water MoccaSins.]
10:11 – Underwriting
10:13 – Music of Manor Fest
4. Rachel Mallin – “Noise of the Night”
from: The Persistence of Vision EP / Independence / September 12, 2014
[During the summer of 2014, this EP was written, recorded, mixed, and produced by Rachel Mallin in her hometown of Kansas City, MO. On this four-track EP, listener’s are immersed into Rachel’s writing and production as each song musically transcends the discord of human emotion into a harmonious wave of expression. Co-mixed by Michael Kessler. Mastered by William Reeves at Centro Cellar Studio.][Rachel Mallin recently formed Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, featuring Shaun Crowley on guitar.]
[Rachel Mallin plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]
5. Dreamgirl – “Acid Wash Ocean”
from: Illuminaughty – EP / Independent / February 14, 2015
[6-piece band from St. Josesph, Missouri, formed in 2013, by members of the band, Lets Talk, Lacey Hopkins on lead vocals, Zach Sauls, Skylar Smith and Bryce Shoemaker and the St. Joe band Eyelit, Austin Marks on guitar and backing vocals, Sam Stephen on keyboards and bass. The band plays with ‘60s-inspired psychedelic & surf rock.Their new EP was self-produced, and recorded over two days, at the home of Austin Marks.]
[Deamgirl plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]
6. Toughies – “Cheek”
from: Panda House Demos / Independents / Not officially released
[4-piece, Lawrence, band formed in 2015 by, Brad Girard, Joe Gronniger, Caroline Lohrenz and Carl Smith.]
[Toughies plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]
7. Rev Gusto – “Look Out The Window”
rom: Crossroads Summer Block Party 2014 Artist Compilation / Golden Sound Records / 2014
[Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums.]
[Rev Gusto play Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]
10:30 – Interview with Shaun Crowley
We’ve watched the band Rev Gusto grow from a band formed by high school classmates into a critically acclaimed area band that signed with High Dive Records and will be putting out a full length debut album on called “Burnt Out Friends” on July 2. Shaun Crowley is th guitarist for Rev Gusto, he is classically trained and has been enrolled in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Shaun joins us to share details on Manor Fest, the first festival sized “house show,” featuring 12 bands, in one basement, at the Shawnee Manor, July 11. Bands include: Dreamgirl, Westerners, Spirit Is the Spirit, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Scruffy & the Janitors, Pink Royal, Rev Gusto, and Your Friend.
Shaun Crowley, shared information about Manor Fest, is the first festival sized “house show,” featuring 12 bands, in one basement, at the Shawnee Manor, on Saturday, July 11.
Bands include: Dreamgirl, Westerners, Spirit Is the Spirit, Toughies, Rachel Mallin, Scruffy & the Janitors, Pink Royal, Rev Gusto, and Your Friend.
Rev Gusto signed with High Dive Records (Ghosty / The ACB’s / Fourth of July / Shy Boys /The Fog) their debut full length album will be released July 2, 2015.
10:45 – Music from the Crossroads Summer Block Party
This Friday, July 3, is the Crossroads Summer Bock Party, 6:00 at 19th and Baltimore.
8. Organized Crimes – “Picking Them Out”
from: Soft Angeles / Oct. 31, 2013 – Digital Release / High Dive Records Tape Release 2015
[Kansas City band made up of Cortland Gibson, Alec Nicholas, and Sam Sartorious. Signed to High Dive Records in late 2014.]
[Organized Crimes play Crossroads Summer Block Party, Friday July 3, 6 – 9:00, at 19th & Baltimore.]
9. Monta At Odds – “Android Dreams”
from: Robots of Munich / Haymaker Records / October 26, 2014
[5th full length release from KCK based band formed by brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. Their upcoming recording: “Robots of Munich” will be released on the new record label created by Brenton Cook called Haymaker Records. Robots of Munich was released on Cassette on RSD, April 19, 2014]
[Monta At Odds play Crossroads Summer Block Party, Friday July 3, 6 – 9:00, at 19th & Baltimore.]
10. Barrel Maker – “Hands High”
from: BLK FLANL – Barrel Maker X D/WILL / Independent / March 5, 2015
[Kansas City producer/emcee D/WILL switches from focusing on solo material to going behind-the-boards for upstart artist Barrel Maker. Stream the 9-track LP produced entirely by D/WILL.]
[Barrel Maker & D/Will play Crossroads Summer Block Party, Fri July 3, at 19th & Baltimore.]
11. Your Friend – “Bangs”
from: Jekyll / Hyde – EP / Domino Records / February 20, 2014
[Lawrence based Taryn Blake Miller was signed to Domino Records. Jekyll/Hyde is available on cassette tape from the Whatever Forever.]
[Your Friend plays the Crossroads Summer Block Party, Fri, July 3, at 19th & Baltimore.]
[Tour Friend plays Manor Fest July 11, at The Shawnee Manor]
11:00 – Station ID
11:00 – Music from Whatever Forever
12. Arc Flash – “Blood”
from: Black Market Time Tech / Independent / March 10, 2015
[“The three members are very complex. Guitarist and vocalist James Thomblison, often clad in a vibrant sweater dress while playing, represents the neutral side of this equation. Drummer Mark Osman tends to speak more positively, while bassist Lewis Guillen is a tad touchy, moody, even pessimistic at times.” – Fally Afani, Lawrence Journal-World, May 13, 2015]
13. CS Luxem – “Richland Silt”
from: June Igloo / Whatever Forever / Cassette Release Jan. 31, 2014 / Digital Release: July 17 2013]
[Experimental ghost folk psychedelic soul from Lawrence, Kansas. Recorded at SeedCo Studios in Lawrence, KS during May and June of 2013. CS Luxem on vocals, guitar, & bass; Andrew Fredrick on guitars & drums; Mark Rockwell on drums. Recording Engineered by: Brian Miller, Rolf Petermann, Andrew Frederick, and Mark Rockwell. Mastering by: Brian Miller.]
11:07 – Interview with Rolf Petermann, Christopher Luxem, Mark Rockwell Osman, James Thomblison
Rolf Petermann is the founder of Whatever Forever, a Post-Post, Pre-Reality Tape Label and Music Collective in Lawrence, Kansas. Rolf joins us to share information about Whatever Forever’s new compilation tape – mostly local psych rock, that will be released July 24 and 25, at Forever Fest, in Lawrence, Kansas!
We were joined by musicians: Christopher Luxem, who performs as CS Luxem, and plays with Your Friend. Mark Rockell Osman who plays drums and records and collaborates with CS Luxem and also plays in Arc Flash, James Thomblison who is the lead singer of Arc Flash. All are associated with Whatever Forever.
14. CS Luxem – “Get Those Donuts Out” (Live)
Christopher Luxem on vocal effects.
CS Luxem plays First Fridays at SeedCo Gallery at 2016 Main, Kansas City, MO. Opening Reception: July 3rd 5:00-9:00pm Featuring artist LOUIS COPT and Collaborative works by SEEDCO STUDIOS Resident Artists. Music at 9:00: JOSH BERWANGER / CS LUXEM / PSYCHIC HEAT
Forever Fest 2015 and COMPILATION TAPE RELEASE!!! – Friday, July 24 6pm –
Night ONE, the pre-party AT the Replay Lounge!!! BBQ/ potluck + 2 STAGES! –
OUTSIDE early show, ALL AGES!! — INSIDE rock ‘n’ roll, 21+
Invisible Public Library
Danny Pound & Doug McKinney
Dean Monkey & the Dropouts
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
Night TWO, Saturday, July 25 4pm, ALL AGES!!
Countryside freak fest in N. Lawrence (1731 E 1675 Rd, near Bismarck Gardens)
DJ Aether + BBQ/ potluck
Heidi Lynne Gluck
15. CS Luxem – “Front Porch” (Live)
Christopher Luxem on voice & guitar, James Thomblison on bass, Mark Rockwell Osman on drums.
16. CS Luxem – “With The Dogs” (Live)
Christopher Luxem on voice & guitar, James Thomblison on bass, Mark Rockwell Osman on drums.
Rolf Petermann, Christopher Luxem, Mark Rockwell, and James Thomblison, thanks for being with us on WMM.
We spent most of our second hour with Rolf Petermann and musicians Christopher Luxem, who performs as CS Luxem, Mark Rockell Osman who plays drums and records and collaborates with CS Luxem and also plays in Arc Flash, James Thomblison who is the lead singer of Arc Flash. All are associated with Whatever Forever, a Tape Label and Music Collective in Lawrence, Kansas. Whatever Forever’s new compilation tape – mostly local psych rock, that will be released July 24 and 25, at Forever Fest, in Lawrence, Kansas!
First Fridays at SeedCo Gallery at 2016 Main. Opening Reception: July 3rd 5:00-9:00pm Featuring artist LOUIS COPT and Collaborative works by SEEDCO STUDIOS Resident Artists. Music at 9:00: JOSH BERWANGER / CS LUXEM / PSYCHIC HEAT
SeedCo Studios: is a visual arts and music space ideal for making, showing and engaging in all aspects of contemporary fine art.
For more info: http://www.whatevertapes.com
11:46 – Underwriting
17. Doby Watson – “Lesbian Girlfriend”
from: Live-In Son / Double Shift Music / Oct. 17, 2014.
Cassettes available from Error Records.
[Watson performed the songs live, while being recorded, in Ross Brown’s basement in Kansas City, MO. The next day, also in Brown’s basement, Grant Buell (Rhodes), Jerad Tomasino (vocals) and Hannah Jensen (viola), having never practiced with each other or Watson, improvised their parts over the live recordings of Watson. Richard Gintowt added additional vocals at his home in San Francisco, CA. The songs sat for some time until they were picked up by Ryan Brewer, who added electric guitar, field recordings and auxiliary percussion while he mixed the songs in Champaign, IL. The results were mastered by Cory Schulz in MIlwaukee, WI. All songs written by Doby Watson except “I Wish That Everything” and “Desert Storm”, both written by Matthew Hoppock. Used with permission.]
18. Actors & Actresses – “Obscura”
from: Pyre / Independent / May 25, 2015
[Scott Bennett on bass, synth, vocals; Andrew Schiller on guitar; David Sumner on drums, samples; Brian Hargrave on monotron on ‘Frite Nite’ . All songs written & performed by Actors&Actresses. Recorded and Mixed at Element Recording Studios & Massive Sound by David Gaumé, Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. Artwork by Orion VonOntjes More info at: http://www.orionvonontjes.com / http://www.aaaband.com / actorsactresses.bandcamp.com – other Actors&Actresses releases / http://www.facebook.com/actorsactresses%5D
19. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]
Next week on July 8, Christian Hankel joins us to share his new music from Silver, the noir ballet that he composed and is producing for KC Fringe Fest, at the City Stage in Union Station, starting July 17. The show features an 8-piece jazz ensemble performing live on stage with the dancers. A recording was created to provide the choreographer with an accurate version of the music and Christian decided to release the CD at the Fringe Fest. Silver, the recording, contains 11 songs, featuring Johnny Hamil, Shay Estes, and Desmond Mason. ALSO next week, we welcome back to the show one of our most favorite performers and guests of all time, Krystle Warren, who will be performing July 10 at Californo’s.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org
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