#594 – September 9, 2015 Playlist

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Music from the 11th Annual Crossroads Music Festival
with Guest Co-Host Bill Sundahl + Connor Leimer Live!

We featured music from 20 bands participating in the 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest, presented by Sprint, as a benefit for KKFI, on Saturday, September 12, from 6:00pm to 2:00am, featuring over 35 bands, in 7 venues, all within 2 blocks, in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. We played: The Free Years, The Phantastics, The Philistines, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Duncan Burnett & The Ministry, She’s A Keeper, Mountain Sprout, Light Music, Sara Morgan, Riala, Pink Royal, Lauren Anderson, Janet The Planet, Julian Davis, Westerners, Ruddy Swain, Connor Leimer, Slow Motion Commotion, Jessica Paige, and Instant Karma. Scroll down to the bottom of the playlist for more information about Crossroads Music Fest.

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

2. Light Music – “Don’t Go Quietly”
from: Ocean’s Daughter / The Record Machine / August 21, 2015
[Electronic rock / psychedelic-pop / euro-house. first played then on our show on April 15. Debut album recording of Milwaukee, Wisconsin based band, founded in June 2012, with: Brendan Benham, Shae Lappen, Dan Mena, Ed Zuehlke. The band members have played together in various forms for the past decade. Written over the course of two years, Ocean’s Daughter was recorded and mixed in 2014 by acclaimed producer and engineer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould). The album is a tonal and emotional exploration into the depths of love, worship, and forgiveness. The loosely conceptual album follows the oceanic heroine Aphrodite as she travels through a saga of love in modernity, exploring from different angles the strength, power, beauty and independence she embodies unequivocally through her manifestations of love.]

[Light Music plays Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the INK Magazine Stage at The Living Room, UPSTAIRS 1818 McGee, at 10:20pm [for The Record Machine Showcase.]

3. Pink Royal – “747”
from: Taps / Silly Goose Records / April 11, 2015
[alt-electro-rock-pop from Lawrence, Kansas, with Dylan James Guthrie on vocals, Steven LaCour on guitar, Josh Dorrell on guitar, Alex Hartmann on drums, Nick Carswell on bass guitar & keyboards, and Zak Pischnotte on Saxophones. Originally founded by Henry Burling (drums), Steve LaCour and John Killeen (bass) and the addition of Chad “Mustard” Smith of the band Dumptruck Butterlips on vocals. When Henry returned to England, and Chad Smith went on the road with his other musical projects, Pink Royal journeyed through various concoctions, eventually settling on the current line up.]

[Pink Royal plays CMF, Saturday, Sept 12 on KCPT Stage at the Tank Room, 1813 Grand, at 7:30pm.]

4. Riala – “The Diving Bell”
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / September 4, 2015
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Mogan Greenwood on drums. Recorded, mixed.and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios.]

[Riala plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the Haymaker Records Stage at Mod Gallery, 1809 McGee at 8:00pm.]

5. Westerners – “Dog Days”
from: Westerners [EP] / The Record Machine / March 24, 2014
[Mitch Hewlett, Josh Hartranft, Matt Mirsch, Ben Childs. Recorded and produced at Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Members of the band come from all over: the east coast, London, Kansas City, bonded by an arbitrary move to a farmhouse in nowhere, Kansas, and an almost decade long friendship. In 2013 the band enlisting a friend and local band director who was then recently discharged from the US Coast Huard to fill out their sound. Westerners emerged on the local music scene with their high energy performances.]

[Westerners play Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the INK Magazine Stage at The Living Room, UPSTAIRS 1818 McGee, at 9:00pm. for The Record Machine Showcase.]

6. The Philistines – “Twitch of the Death Nerve”
from: forthcoming debut LP that The Philistines [KC based rock ‘n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar and vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded and mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound, mastered by Dave Gaume.]

[The Philistines play Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the Haymaker Records Stage at Mod Gallery, 1809 McGee at 10:00pm.]

7. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Woke Up In Spain”
from: Katy Guillen & The Girls / Independent / September 6, 2014
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Finalist for the Int. Blues Competition in Memphis.]

[Katy Guillen & the Girls play Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the Vinyl Renassaince Stage at The Brick, 1727 McGee, at 1:15am.]

10:30 – Underwriting

8. Lauren Anderson – “Can’t See You”
from: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015
[Originally from Chicago, Lauren first started performing solo gigs around KC after completing her masters in music therapy, from University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson was nameds the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards.]

[Lauren Anderson plays CMF, Sept 12 on KCPT Stage at Tank Room, 1813 Grand, at 9:00pm.]

9. Instant Karma – “Wait On Love”
from: unreleased track from band / 2015
[Holden, Missouri, based band formed by: Cole Bales on guitar & lead vocals, Cody Calhoun on guitar & background vocals, Richard Adams on bass & background vocals, and Dillon Carey on drums & percussion.]

[Instant Karma play CMF, Sept 12 on the Vinyl Renassaince Stage at The Brick, 1727 McGee, 7:15 pm.]

10. Sara Morgan – “Easy To Dream”
from: Easy To Dream EP / Independent / June 9, 2015
[KC based Singer/Songwriter, originally from McGehee, Arkansas. She plays piano, saxophone, guitar, banjo, ukulele, and piano. Sara has opened for BJ Thomas, John Michael Montgomery, John Corbett, Sean Rowe, Chuck Mead, Ben Taylor, and was the preshow at the Industry Bar inside the Uptown Theater before Loretta Lynn, took the main stage in November 2014. Ms. Lynn hosted Sara on her tour bus after Sara’s set and prior to Ms. Lynn’s performance.]

[Sara Morgan plays the Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the Sprint Main Stage at 1837 Grand Blvd, at 6:00 pm.]

11. Jessica Paige– “Just Wanna Be Loved (live)”
from: Just Wanna Be Loved (live) / Noise Trade digital download / September , 2015
[Original song written by Jessica Paige. Recorded live by Wayne Van Zee in his Brooklyn studio, Lincoln Place Studios, April 2015. Jessica Paige on guitar & vocals, Damon Bailey on lead guitar, cajon & background vocals, Noah Richmond on bass guitar & background vocals, and Wayne Van Zee on kick drum & cymbals. Jessica Paige is getting set to release her new full length album, Sweet Nothings. Jessica’s band includes: Jessica Paige-on vocals & guitar, Coleen Dieker on keysboards & violin, Jerod Rivers on drums, Damon Bailey on guitar, and Ben Byard on bass & viola.]

[Jessica Paige plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept. 12, on the Kissick Construction Stage at The Living Room 1818 McGee DOWNSTAIRS, at 8:20 pm.]

[Jessica Paige plays her own ”Sweet Nothings” Album Release Show at The Living Room, 1818 McGee St, KCMO, Friday Sept. 18, at 7:00 pm, with Lauren Anderson, Luke Sheafer, and Calvin Arsenia.]

[Jessica Paige plays Carnival, at Memorial Hall, 600 N 7th St, in Downtown KCK, for KCK Business Expo, Tuesday, September 24, featuring 8 bands on 2 stages presented by INK magazine from 3:00 pm – 7:00 PM, with KCKCC Jazz Combo, Poor Bishop Hooper, Maria the Mexican, David George and The Crooked Mile, Blackbird Revue, Not a Planet, and The Clementines.]

[Jessica Paige plays Plaza Art Fair INK Stage, 4747 Broadway, Sun, Sept 27 at 2:00, w/ Rachel Mallin & The Wild Type, Captiva, Silver Maggies, Spencer Mackenzie Brown, Katy Guillen & The Girls.]

11:00 – Station ID

The 11th annual Crossroads Music Fest, presented by Sprint, as a benefit for KKFI, is on Saturday, September 12, from 6:00pm to 2:00am, featuring over 35 bands, in 7 venues, all within 2 blocks, in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. More info at http://www.cmfkc.com.

12. Mountain Sprout – “Drunk & High”
from: Habits To Feed / Independent / November 9, 2010
[“Bass thumping, banjo picking, guitar playing, fiddle shredding” from Eureka Springs, Arkansas, based self-proclaimed “redneck hippie” 4-piece string band, made up of: Grayson Klauber, Adam Waggs, Daniel Redmond, and Micheal Schembre. On August 1, 2015 Mountain Sprout released, Refried (Best O’ the Beans) a 17 song collection of favorite tracks from their past 10 years of recordings.]

[Mountain Sprout plays the Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the Sprint Main Stage at 1837 Grand Blvd, at 10:30 pm.]

13. Ruddy Swain – “Treasure Of Love”
from: Ruddy Swain [EP] / Independent / November 13, 2011
[Ruddy Swain is David Regnier of Dead Voices and Lauren Krum of The Grisly Hand. Originally recorded by George Jones and released as a single on Mercury Records in 1958 where it and reached No. 6 on the US country chart. Jones composed “Treasure of Love” with J. P. Richardson, better known as the Big Bopper, who also wrote Jones’ first No. 1 country hit “White Lightning.” The single’s B-side, “If I Don’t Love You (Grits Ain’t Groceries),” became a minor hit, peaking at No. 29 on the charts.]

[Ruddy Swain play Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept. 12, on the Kissick Construction Stage at The Living Room 1818 McGee DOWNSTAIRS, at 11:20 pm.]

14. Julian Davis – “Secret Garden”
from: Who Walks In When I Walk Out / Little Class Records / to be released in Fall, 2015
[15 year old Kansas State youth Flatpicking Champion, from Pittsburg, Kansas. Thanks to Jody Hendrix for sharing this pre release track that may still under go some changes. ]

[Julian Davis plays Crossroads Music Fest, Sat, Sept. 12, on the Kissick Construction Stage at The Living Room 1818 McGee DOWNSTAIRS, at 9:50 pm.]

15. Slow Motion Commotion – “Sparrow”
from: Nice Things Don’t Happen to Assholes / Independent / August 20, 2013
[Ian Johnson on banjo, harmonica & vocals; Shane Deaver on guitar, mandolin & vocals. Recorded live by Vance Collins. Slow Motion is a acoustic-folk-punk band out of Kansas City, Missouri. SMC have played shows at: Czar Bar, Replay Lounge, Riot Room, First Fridays and Art Closet Studios.]

[Slow Motion Commotion play CMF, Sept 12 on KCPT Stage at Tank Room, 1813 Grand, at 1:30 am.]

16. The Free Years – “Warrior”
from: unreleased track / from the band’s SoundCloud page / 2015
[St. Louis, Missouri based three piece band formed by: Matthew James on vocals & guitar, Danny Hill on drums, and Ryan Myers on guitar & keyboards. The band is getting set to release their first full length release this fall. More info at: http://www.thefreeyears.com%5D

[The Free Years play Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the INK Magazine Stage at The Living Room, UPSTAIRS 1818 McGee, at 7:30pm [for The Record Machine Showcase.]

17. She’s A Keeper – “Pennsylvania”
from: Westside Royal / Independent / January 17, 2015 [KC based band includes: Fritz Hutchison – vocals, banjo, percussion; Zac Jurden – vocals, guitar; Colin Nelson – vocals, guitar; Elliott Phillips – bass, mandolin. Recorded and produced by She’s A Keeper and Joel Nanos at Element Recording in Kansas City.]

[She’s A Keeper play Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the Sprint Main Stage at 1837 Grand Blvd, at 7:30pm.]

11:15 – Underwriting

11:17 – Interview with Connor Leimer

Bill Sundahl and Connor Leimer on the Sept. 9, 2015  Wednesday MidDay Medley

Bill Sundahl and Connor Leimer on the Sept. 9, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley

Musician, singer, songwriter Connor Leimer released his debut EP “Like It’s June” on November 1, 2013. His follow up EP “Coast To The Sea” came out Sept. 24, 2014. While finishing his senior year in high school, Connor Leimer was adding the finishing touches on his debut album, Postcard, recorded at Weights & Measures Soundlab studio in Kansas City. With contributions from KC based singer Gracie Schram, 21 year-old producer Max Griffith, banjo player Fritz Hutchison (of She’s A Keeper) and a three-piece horn section of UMKC Music Conservatory graduates, Connor calls his new release a “team effort.” Connor Leimer plays The KCPT Stage at The Tank Room, Saturday, September 12, at 6:00 pm, as part of the 11th Annual Crossroads Music Fest.

Connor Leimer’s debut album, Postcard, was recorded at Weights & Measures Soundlab studio in Kansas City. With contributions from Gracie Schram, 21 year-old producer Max Griffith, banjo player Fritz Hutchison (of She’s A Keeper) and a three-piece horn section of UMKC Music Conservatory graduates, Connor calls his new release a “team effort.”

18. Connor Leimer – “Keep Knocking (feat. Gracie Schram)”
from: Postcard / Like It’s June / Oct. 2, 2015

19. Connor Leimer – “6 Days Ago”
from: Postcard / Like It’s June / Oct. 2, 2015

Connor Leimer grew up in a small suburb just south of KC. For years, he wrote most of his songs in his bedroom, kickstarting his career with The Telephone Takes, a live, acoustic album he recorded on his iPhone 4 and released as a freshman, before attending a summer workshop called the Grammy Project in 2013. There, he met musicians who, like Leimer, were young and eager to leave their mark. Months later, when he began recording Postcard at the Weights & Measures Soundlab studio in KC, many of those new friends joined him.

Connor Leimer plays The KCPT Stage at The Tank Room, Sat, September 12, at 6:00 pm, as part of the 11th Annual Crossroads Music Fest. More info at: http://www.connorleimer.com

11:40

18. The Phantastics – “She Got You (Radio Edit)”
from: Closer / Silly Goose Records / December 14, 2013 [Debut EP from 8 member group formed in December of 2010, that specialize genre-blending hip-hop, mixed with rock, rap, dance, funk, jazz and soul.]

[The Phantastics play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the KCPT Stage at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand, at 12:00 Midnight.]

19. Janet The Planet – “Cut The Crud”
from: Under The City / Independent / October 4, 2014
[Saxophones: Bobby Bayer, Matt Purcell, Adam Stombres; Drums: Alexander Thomas; Bass: JD Linn; Guitar: Adam Davies; Mini Korg: Bobby Bayer. Recorded & mixed by Dave Gaume & Joel Nanos at Element Studios KCMO. Mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios. All Songs written by Janet the Planet ]

[Janet The Planet plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, September 12 on the Haymaker Records Stage at Mod Gallery, 1809 McGee at 11:00pm.]

20. Duncan Burnett & The Ministry – “Addict (Live) [feat. Mandy B.]
from: LIVE / Independent / July 4, 2015
[Duncan Burnett & The Ministry recorded Live At Riot Room In Kansas City, Mo. Duncan Burnett on vocals, Mandy Burnett on vocals, Justin Curry on MD/Keyboards/Programmer, Ryan J. Lee on bass, Greg Baker on guitar, Vincent Footz Williams on drums.]

[Duncan Burnett & The Ministry plays the Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, Sept 12 on the Vinyl Renaissance Stage at The Brick, 1727 McGee, 11:45 pm.]

11:59:30

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

Next week on Sept. 16, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt returns with more musical discoveries and information form her musically encyclopedic brain. Also next week we’ll talk with Nate Allen about his band, Nate Allen & The Pac-Away Dots, and their new album, Take Out The Trash, to be released Sept. 18th. The Vinyl release show for Take Out The Trash is Wednesday, September 16, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. ALSO next week Erique Chi and Diego Chi of the band Making Movies join us to talk about the 2nd Annual Making Movies – Carnaval, Saturday, September 19, starting at 4:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St. KCMO featuring: Making Movies, with Hurray for the Riff Raff (acoustic), Las Cafeteras, Hearts of Darkness, Migrant Kids, Gio Chamba. Tickets: http://www.mkngmvs.com

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

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Show #594

Sprint Presents: 11th Annual Crossroads Music Fest
A Benefit for 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio

Celebrating the KC Music Scene with talent from around the Midwest: Lawrence, St. Louis, Eureka Springs, Pittsburg, Chicago, Holden, and Milwaukee.

Saturday September 12th, 2015, 6:00pm to 2:00am, Crossroads Art District, All venues are within 2 blocks, 17th & 19th Streets, and McGee & Grand. Info at: http://www.cmfkc.com

Tickets: $15.00 Advance / $20 at the Gate Online Link: http://cmfkc.com/

Ticket Outlets at Vinyl Renaissance Locations:
West 39th St., 1415 West 39th Street, KCMO, 64111, (816) 756-0014
Downtown Overland Park, 7932 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS 66204, (913) 962-0014

35 Bands: Mountain Sprout, Not A Planet, My Brothers & Sisters, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Sara Morgan, Willie Arthur Smith’s MARCHING COBRAS!, Lauren Anderson, She’s A Keeper, The Philistines, Amanda Fish Band, Jessica Paige, Duncan Burnett & The Ministry, Spirit is the Spirit, Westerners, Light Music, The Free Years, Max Justus, Julian Davis, The Phantastics, Ruddy Swain, Slow Motion Commotion, Instant Karma, The Kemps, Pink Royal, GAV7D Project, Rural Grit All-Stars, Conner Leimer, Mod Professor, Riala, Dark Satellites, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Janet The Planet, 3 Son Green, Molly Hammer Quartet, Organ Jazz Trio

Venues with 7 Stages

Sprint Main Stage (in open space at 1837 Grand)

6:00 – Sara Morgan
7:30 – She’s A Keeper
8:30 – Marching Cobras
9:00 – Not A Planet
10:30 – Mountain Sprout

Ink Magazine Stage at The Living Room Upstairs (1818 McGee)
(The Record Machine Showcase)

6:00 – Max Justus
7:30 – The Free Years
9:00 – Westerners
10:30 – Light Music
12:00 – Spirit is The Spirit

Kissick Construction Stage at The Living Room Downstairs (1818 McGee)

6:50 – The Kemps
8:20 – Jessica paige
9:50 – Julian Davis
11:20 – Ruddy Swain

Haymaker Records/ PsychFest Stage at Mod Gallery (18th & McGee)

6:00 – Mod Proffessor
7:00 – Dark Satellites
8:00 – Rialla
9:00 – Frieght Train Rabbit Killer
10:00 – The Phillistines
11:00 – Janet The Planet
12:00 3 Son Green

Vinyl Renaissance Stage at The Brick (1809 McGee)

6:00 – Rural Grit
7:15 – Instant Karma
8:45 – Amanda Fish Band
10:15 – Duncan Burnett & The Ministry
1:15 – Katy Guillen & The Girls

KCPT Stage at The Tank Room (1813 Grand)

6:00 – Connor Leimer
7:30 – Pink Royal
9:00 – Lauren Anderson
10:30 – My Brothers & Sisters
12:00 – The Phantastics
1:30 – Slow Motion Commotion

90.1 FM KKFI Jazz Stage at the Green Lady Lounge (1809 Grand)

6:00 – Molly Hammer
9:30 – Organ Jazz Trio

Sponsors:
Sprint, Boulevard Brewing Co., KCPT – Channel 19, Kissick Construction, Live KC, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, Missouri Bank, Ink Magazine, 90.9 The Bridge, Vinyl Renaissance, KC Area Development Council – America’s Creative Crossroads, Lazarus Group, Central States Beverage, Avery-Weightronix, and Midwest Music Foundation. Haymaker Records, and The Record Machine are also collaborators.

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

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