#603 – November 11, 2015 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christian LaBeau & Britt Adair of Josey Records KC
+ Jerry Harrington on Laurie Anderson’s HEART OF A DOG

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. The Conquerors – “I’m Alright”
from: Josey Records Black Friday Vinyl Compilation / Josey Records / November 27, 2015
[Rock & Roll / Psychedelic Pop from Kansas City based 5-piece band with: Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, and Kyle Rausch on bass & vocals. Written by: The Conquerors. Recorded by: Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mixed by: Joel Nanos & Vincent Lawhon at Element Recording. Mastered by: Joel Nanos at Element Recording. The band is currently working on their next album to be released on High Dive Records. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

[The Conquerors play Black Friday Record Store Day, in-store performance, at Josey Records, 1814 Oak Street, in the Crossroads, Friday, November 27, at 5:00 pm with Mysterious Clouds, Phantom Head, HMPH, and Drop A Grand.]

In our first hour, we were joined by staff members of Josey Records, Kansas City’s newest record store located at 1814 Oak Street, in the Crossroads. We talked about a new Black Friday Record Store Day exclusive release, through Josey Records, a vinyl compilation featuring five Kansas City bands: The Conquerors, Drop A Grand, HMPH!, Phantom Head, and Mysterious Clouds. Black Friday Record Store Day is November 27, and Josey Records will host an in-store live show starting at 5:00 pm, with Mysterious Clouds, Phantom Head, HMPH, Drop A Grand, and The Conquerors.

Christian LaBeau was born in Ontario, Canada but grew up in St Louis, Missouri for most of his life. He moved to Kansas City in 2006. Chris worked for Streetside Records from 1996 to 2011 in both St Louis and Kansas City. Chris was in a few bands in St Louis. Since 2008 Chris has been working as a DJ in Kansas City playing soul records under the name, “The Dropout Boogie.” Chris was the buyer at Mills Record Company from in June 2013 through February 2015. This past summer the DJs that started Josey Records tapped Christian to be the manager of their new record store that opened in Kansas City in in the Crossroads this summer.

Britt Adair plays lead guitar for the band The Bad Ideas. She organizes bands and shows and tours. She has worked for the Charlotte Street Foundation and she is an artist and filmmaker and huge nurturer of Kansas City punk music scene. Britt organizes the annual Summer Kamp Fest in multiple venues to bring in punk bands from around the country to play in KC’s growing and vibrant scene. Britt has worked at Mills Record Company, Vandals, The Riot Room, and is currently part of the staff at Josey Records Kansas City, where she organizes in-store performances.

3. Deradoorian – “Violet Minded”
from: The Expanding Flower Planet / Anticon / August 21, 2015
[Angel Deradoorian was born born July 18, 1986. Originally from the Orangevale, California. She is known mononymously as Deradoorian.Deradoorian first found an interest in music at the age of five, when she was taught violin and piano at the private school she attended. At the age of 16 she decided to leave school and pursue a career in music. She moved to Brooklyn, where in 2007 she joined Dirty Projectors and played an important role in the recording of the album Bitte Orca. In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles where she is now based. She is featured as a backing vocalist on The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers and has collaborated with The Roots, Flying Lotus, and Discovery. In 2015 she released her debut solo full length album The Expanding Flower Planet.]

4. HMPH! – “HQ”
from: Josey Records Black Friday Vinyl Compilation / Josey Records / November 27, 2015
[Ryan Lee Toms on guitar, Jonathan Thatch on drums. Recorded by Dedric Moore. Haymaker Records HMPH released their debut album, “Headrush” on vinyl, on Haymaker Records, August 21, 2015.]

[HMPH play Black Friday Record Store Day, in-store performance, at Josey Records, 1814 Oak Street, in the Crossroads, Friday, November 27, at 5:00 pm with Mysterious Clouds, The Conquerors, Phantom Head, and Drop A Grand.]

10:31 – Underwriting

5. Psychic Heat – “In Two”
from: masters of new album from the band to be released soon
[Steve/Evan Herd on guitar and vocals, Tanner Spreer on guitar, Sam Boatright on bass and vocals, and Ricky Barkosky on drums. You can learn about their music at: http://www.psychicheat.bandcamp.com]

[Psychic Heat play FOOD NOT BOMBS + FEED THE MUSIC + FOOD DRIVE at Josey Records 1814 Oak St, KCMO, Friday, November 13, at 6:00 pm, with Riala, Ignis Gratis, and M.A.D. FOOD NOT BOMBS is an all-volunteer global movement that shares free vegan and vegetarian meals as a protest to war and poverty. Food Not Bombs strives to include everyone. Donations of: canned fruit, canned vegetables, vegetarian or vegan boxed meals, and winter clothing will be happily accepted. All donations will go to Food Not Bombs – Kansas City Chapter. Those who donate will get a percentage off on used vinyl. Food Not Bombs will also be accepting cash donations to purchase a generator for the winter time. The generator will be used to heat the food tent.]

6. Phantom Head – “Beast”
from: Josey Records Black Friday Vinyl Compilation / Josey Records / November 27, 2015
[Phantom Head is a band from KC featuring members of Burial Teens and Meat Mist. The band just released the second EP of the year: South of Heaven, November 8, 2015. Tracks 1-3 were recorded by Neil Brown at Harrisonic Studios. Tracks 4-5 were recorded by Dedric Moore @ HQ.]

[Phantom Head play Black Friday Record Store Day, in-store performance, at Josey Records, 1814 Oak Street, in the Crossroads, Friday, November 27, at 5:00 pm with Mysterious Clouds, The Conquerors, HMPH, and Drop A Grand.]

11:00 – Station ID

7. The Latenight Callers – “Dead Man’s Hand”
from: the band’s last recordings / TLNC / digitally released November 4, 2015
[Formed in Lawrence by baritone guitarist, Krysztof Nemeth, and vocalist Julie Berndsen, With the addition of Guitarist Ellen O’Hayer, Bassist Gavin Mac, and Nick Combs on keyboards.]

[On October 25, 2015 The Latenight Callers announced the end of the band and that it was time to move on. Their statement read that they appreciated each and every one of their fans who have ever supported their particular back alley of the Kansas City music scene, and that they were proud to have been part of such a creative and supportive community. The Latenight Callers’ last two recorded songs,were immortalized on vinyl by Money Wolf Music for a one-of-a-kind Money Wolf Music singles package that was donated to the silent auction for Apocalypse Meow 8 Midwest Music Foundation’s annual benefit for Abby’s Fund. Krysztof Nemeth shared these last tracks with several of us 90.1 FM Radio programmer/DJs.]

8. The Electric Lungs – “Time Whiskey & The Lord”
from: Don’t be Ashamed of the Way You Were Made / Independent / November 13, 2015
[Their new album was recorded and mastered with Joel Nanos of Element Recording. KC based 4-piece band formed in 2012 by Tripp Kirby, Marc Bollinger, Eric Jones, and Jason Ulanet]

[The Electric Lungs play a special CD Release show, at Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, Friday, November 13, at 8:00 pm, with Bone Spur, Haunted Creepies, and Kodascope.]

11:10 – Ticket Give Away for 2 tickets to Parquet Courts at The Bottleneck

9. Parquet Courts – “Black and White”
from: Sunbathing Animal / What’s Your Rupture? / June 3, 2014
[American punk rock band based in Brooklyn, New York, that formed in late 2010. The band consists of Andrew Savage (lead vocals, guitar), Austin Brown (guitar), Sean Yeaton (bass), and Andrew’s brother Max Savage (drums). The band released their debut album, American Specialties, on a limited cassette release (later released on LP by Play Pinball! Records). This was followed by the full length album, Light Up Gold, which was initially released on Savage’s Dull Tools label and later reissued on What’s Your Rupture? in 2013. Light Up Gold received acclaim in both the DIY underground and mainstream rock press.]

[Parquet Courts play The Bottleneck in Lawrence, Kansas, Tonight, Wednesday, November 11, with Lazy, and Young Mammals. Thanks for the tickets Aaron Braun.]

10. Berwanger – “Demonios”
from: Demonios [EP] / High Dive Records / To be released on December 11, 2015
[On September 2, 2015 it was announced that Josh Berwanger band was signed to High Dive Records. 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 Touth 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. In September the band went on the road as Berwanger, opening for Get Up Kids, and in October opening for Boys Life.]

[Berwanger, plays a special EP Release, on Saturday, December 12, at 9:00 pm, at Replay Lounge 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, Kansas, with Psychic Heat, and Berwanger labelmates, The Conquerors, who are releasing a 7” single, also through High Dive Records.]

11. Yes You Are – “HGX”
from: A Dream [EP] / Independent / November 8, 2015
[Kianna Alarid, Jared White, Willie Jordan, and Jacob Teemeyer. Yes You Are lead singer Kianna Alarid was also lead singer and bassist for the critical acclaimed band, Tilly and the Wall, who released 4 albums on Saddle Creek Records, toured the world, and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. After Tilly and the Wall ended, Yes You Are was formed in 2014. This past summer they toured nationally with Neon Trees and released their first music video. The band is currently working on their debut full length album.]

[Yes You Are play The Tank Room, Wednesday, November 25, with Not A Planet.]

12. Dead Voices – “Trust Of A Fool”
from: Dead Voices / Independent / April 20, 2013
[KC Super-Group, formed in September of 2010, by David Regnier, Jason Beers, Matt Richey, Michael Stover, Marco Pascolini. Lauren Krum sings with David on “Pardoning”. The band joined us on April 17.]

[Dead Voices Trio (David Regnier on guitar & voice, Jason Beers on bass, and Mike Stover on pedal steel) play Holy Cow Market on Friday, November 13, with The Silver Maggies.]

11:25 – Underwriting

13. Laurie Anderson – “Lola Goes Blind”
from: Heart of a Dog / Nonesuch / October 23, 2015
[The complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson’s newest film, Heart of a Dog. Anderson was recently commissioned by the European TV network Arte to create a feature film — her first in 30 years. Her response was a personal essay entitled Heart of a Dog, a work encompassing joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved piano-playing and finger-painting dog Lolabelle. Scenes range from realistic footage from the animal’s life to imagined scenes of Lolabelle’s passage through the bardo. It also includes other reflections on life and death including Anderson’s experiences in life in downtown New York after 9/11. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text. Heart of a Dog has been shown at the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto Film Festivals to critical praise, with the New York Times calling it a “philosophically astute, emotionally charged meditation on death, love, art and dogs.” The movie will be screened at the New York Film Festival on October 8, before opening theatrically at New York’s Film Forum October 21. It also will be shown on HBO in early 2016. ]

11:30 – Interview with Jerry Harrington

Jerry Harrington is the man behind the local treasure known as The Tivoli Theatres, established in 1983 as Kansas City’s original, art house, bringing audiences the best in independent cinema, now at 4050 Pennsylvania, KCMO. Jerry Harrington joined us on Wednesday MidDay Medley to talk about the critically acclaimed new film, written, directed, produced and scored, by Laurie Anderson, HEART OF A DOG opens at The Tivoli Theatres on Friday, November 13. More information at: http://www.tivolikc.com

Laurie Anderson was our guest for a live interview on Wednesday MidDay Medley on October 5, 2011, prior to her October 9, 2011, performance at The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. In that show she performed “In The Air” one of the stories featured in HEART OF A DOG that deals with her beloved rat terrier, Lolabelle. The story related to hawks flying from the sky, attempting to take Lolabelle as prey, but in this story it is clear that Laurie Anderson is exploring several themes, including the event of 9-11 in New York City with the Twin Towers coming down, and our post 911 world. This beautiful film is not just about Laurie’s dog Lolabelle.

Lolabelle, dogs, death, family, mother, government surveillance,

68 year old Laurie Anderson is know as a pioneer in electronic music, and in multimedia performance art, however show began he career as a film maker.

In 2010 Laurie Anderson released her First studio recording in over 10 years Homeland on Nonesuch Records. Most of the songs had been road tested over the past two years while on tour. Co-Produced by Roma Baran and husband Lou Reed who plays electric guitar on a few songs.

When we lost Lou Reed on October 27, 2013, his wife Laurie Anderson, wrote eloquently about the final moments of Lou’s life. One of the things many of us learned, if we hadn’t already, was that Laurie and Lou were/are practicing buddhists. HEART OF A DOG deals with many elements of buddhism including “the bardo” where after death according to the Tibethan Book of The Dead, all creatures spend 49 day in the bardo, which is not really a place but rather a process.

“Acclaimed musician & performance artist Laurie Anderson presents her meditation on love and death in this playful, lucid and heartbreaking nonfiction feature dedicated to Anderson’s late husband Lou Reed. Anderson draws upon her childhood experiences, Buddhist principles and her political beliefs as she lovingly tries to help her beloved terrier Lolabelle.”

We are playing selected tracks from the complete soundtrack recording of HEART OF A DOG available from Nonesuch Records.

The Tivoli and Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Road, are teaming up to give one lucky Laurie Anderson fan the opportunity to win an autographed film poster of HEART OF A DOG.

The Tivoli Theatres, Kansas City’s original, art house, bringing audiences the best in independent cinema, at 4050 Pennsylvania, KCMO, as been simulcasting live broadcasts, and presenting films about Art Museums and Art Exhibits, as well as special Opera performances, concerts, and plays.

The Tivoli is also the home of several film festivals, including Out Here Now – The Kansas City Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

HEART OF A DOG opens at The Tivoli on Friday, November 13. More information at: http://www.tivolikc.com

11:46 – For Lou Reed, Julia Davila, and Sandra Moran

14. Laurie Anderson – “The Release of Love”
from: Heart of a Dog / Nonesuch / October 23, 2015
[The complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson’s newest film, Heart of a Dog.]

15. Lou Reed – “Turning Time Around”
from: Heart of a Dog / Nonesuch / October 23, 2015
[The complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson’s newest film, Heart of a Dog.]

16. Claire & The Classical Revolution – “Enough”
from: In The Blue [EP] / Independent / December 12, 2015
[To be released on 7″ Vinyl and Digital Download. Song by Claire Adams, Arrangement by Teri Quinn, Produced by Peter Lawless, Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Soundlab A 14-piece musical entity with Claire Adams on vocals & guitar, Peter Lawless as conductor, Christina Wince on flute, Teri Quinn on clarinet, Brandon Crawford on bass clarinet, Mark Lauer on bassoon, Jen Oliverio on trumpet, Austin Peiffer on trombone, Joseph Felton on tuba, Erik Hassell on violin, Alyssa Bell on viola, Eman Chalshotori on cello, Sarah Lahasky on contrabass, and Stephanie Williams on drums.]

[Claire and the Classical Revolution play a special EP Release Show on December 12 in a location to be announced soon.


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

Next week, on Wednesday MidDay Medley, on November 18, we talk with Iris DeMent about her new album “The Trackless Woods.” Iris DeMent and pieta brown play Knuckleheads Saloon, Friday, November 20. Also, Andrew Foshee returns with his band to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios, PLUS… Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear return for their 5th appearance on Wednesday MidDay Medley and just prior to their television appearance on NBC television’s Today Show, on Monday, November 23.

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

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