#605 – November 25, 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, November 25, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Favorite 15 Singles of 2015
+ Michelle Bacon’s Favorite Releases of 2015

In our first hour we’ll play Wednesday MidDay Medley’s Favorite 15 Singles of 2015.

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

2. (15.) 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, who reports that Bonzo Madrid will be playing their first live shows with a full band, with Matt Green (bass player from Hembree), Beau Bruns (who played drums in Cowboy Indian Bear) and Danny Bowersox (guitarist in Spirit Is The Spirit and CIB).]

[Bonzo Madrid plays The Bottleneck, in Lawrence, Kansas, on December 5 with Spencer Mackenzie Brown’s EP release! & Hembree.]

[Bonzo Madrid plays recordBar, December 12, with The Noise FM’s Annual Noise for Toys Event, also with, the author and the illustrator.]

3. (14.) The Conquerors – “I See You”
from: I Don’t Know – Single B/W I See You / High Dive Records / August 11, 2015
[Rock & Roll / Psychedelic Pop from KC 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. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

[The Conquerors play Black Friday Record Store Day, in-store performance, at Josey Records, 1814 Oak St, Fri, Nov 27, at 5:00 pm w/ Mysterious Clouds, HMPH, Phantom Head, and Drop A Grand.]

4. Gary Glitter – “Rock and Roll” (Pt. 2)”
from: Glitter / Bell Records / March 3, 1972

On Thursday, September 17, at The Kansas City Chiefs, “home opener” against the Denver Broncos, for the first time in a long long long time, the crowd heard something different when the team scored a touchdown. Instead of Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2.”

Chiefs management finally decided to go with something new, and part of that included a contest where fans voted on three different songs. On September 16, the team announced via Twitter that David George & A Crooked Mile’s “Hey, Kansas City!” had been selected as the new Chiefs touchdown song.

“Much of the feedback we received from Chiefs fans was that they wanted to retain the feeling and intimidation factor that comes when 75,000-plus fans chant in unison,” Chiefs president Mark Donovan said. “Because the fan chant is not part of the Gary Glitter song and was added by Chiefs fans, we asked David George to incorporate that element in the beat of the new song. We think this addition to the new touchdown song will deliver that traditional aspect of Arrowhead touchdowns that our fans love.”

5.(13.) David George & a Crooked Mile – “Hey, Kansas City (feat. Victor & Penny)”
from: Hey, Kansas City! – Single / Independent / April 7, 2015
[Written for KC during the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants when the city was exploding with excitement! This song was recorded live in just a couple takes at Weights & Measures Soundlabs, Kansas City, locally owned and run studio with Duane Trower. Featuring 2/5’s of A Crooked Mile and Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane of Victor & Penny. David George – Lead Vocals/Guitar, Ben Byard – Bass/Vocals, Giuliano Mingucci – Drums/Vocals, Erin McGrane – Vocals, Jeff Freling – Lead Guitar/Vocals Engineered & Mixed by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Studios, Kansas City, MO

[David George & ACM play recordBar Sun, Dec. 13 w/Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, & GoodHearts]

6. (12.) Mr. and the Mrs. – “Sink Your Teeth Like Ships”
from: Sink Your Teeth Like Ships / Woody Records / Feb 13, 2015 (Single) / July 2, 2015
[B-side is “Killing Floor.” Two piece garage punk from husband and wife duo, Benjamin Hughes and Michele Choate, from Hillsdale, Kansas, who release their music on their own labels Woody Records and Wiener Records in limited edition cassette releases, 7″ vinyl, and hand lathe cut vinyl. And digitally as well as at: http://www.mrandthemrs.bandcamp.com]

7. (11.) The Cave Girls – “Let’s Do Right” (by The Pandoras)
from: A Tribute to The Pandoras / Independent / not released still in development 2015
[The Cave Girls are: Robin Campbell on voice and guitar, Stone Age Sara Teasley on vocals and drums, and Lizz Weiler on vocals and bass. The Pandoras were an all-female rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California from 1983 to 1990. They were one of John Waters favorite bands. The band initially found a following in the Hollywood Garage rock scene, and later adopted a contemporary look and hard rock sound. The band leader-singer/songwriter, Paula Pierce, died on August 10, 1991, of an aneurysm at the age of 31]

[The Cave Girls play the Skid-o-rama Garage Fest, TONIGHT, Nov. 25, at recordBar with The Shadows of Knight, and Joey Skidmore Band.]

[The Cave Girls play recordBar, Monday, Dec. 7, with The Queers, and Drop a Grand.]

8. (10.) Admiral of the Red – “Footbeats”
from: Footbeats Single / Independent / January 5, 2015
[Formed in early 2013, the band has evolved from a blues-based garage rock duo into a full-on, dynamic rock band. The group recorded its debut EP, Almost Free in the summer of 2013 and now have a full length album in the works. M.B. Hurst – vocals, Matt Hurst – guitar & voice, Tom Hudson – drums, Meredith McGrade – bass. Song written by Matt Hurst, M.B. Hurst, Tom Hudson, & Meredith McGrade. Engineered, Mixed, & Mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios, KCMO. Produced by Joel Nanos, Matt Hurst, M.B. Hurst, Tom Hudson, & Meredith McGrade.]

9. (9.) Shades of Jade – “That One with Derick Cunigan”
from: That One – Single / Independent / August 20, 2015
[Bill Brownlee, music writer for The KC Star wrote, “Shades of Jade is at the vanguard of the burgeoning youth movement on Kansas City’s jazz scene.” Band members include conservatory trained artists: Joshua Williams on trumpet & flugelhorn, Desmond Mason on keyboards, Perry DJStix Holliday on percussion, Derrick Greenwood on bass & guitar, Dominique Sanders on bass, Vanessa Ayala on vocals, and Debo’ra Baskin on vocals. “That One” was recorded with vocalist Derick Cunigan]

10:25 – Underwriting

10. (8.) Sunday Heroine –“Leech”
from: unreleased track from band’s Sound Cloud page / March 2015
[Lawrence, KS based 3-piece band formed in the Spring of 2015 by: Chris Maddox on bass & backing vocals, Max Allsbrooks on drums, and the incredible 17 year old Max Lock, who is currently a Senior, at Topeka High School, in Topeka, Kansas. Max Lock sings lead vocals, and along with singing Lock plays both the guitar and piano and she writes original music as well. More info at https://soundcloud.com/sunday-heroine%5D

11. (7.) Stephonne – “Unworthy”
from: (1st Single) Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard / Indep. / album to be released in 2016
[First single from upcoming album. 28 year old singer-songwriter Stephonne Singleton was born in Kansas City and grew up in the inner-city, of Wyandotte County going to High School at Bishop Ward. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Bendictine College and his Masters in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. He has worked as a musician and actor in Kansas City. His upcoming debut album, Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard is being arranged and produced by, Jamie Searle, member of the band My Brothers & Sisters. Stephonne’s song “Dangerous,” will the second single from Stephonne’s new album. You can visit http://www.Stephonene.com for more information about Stephonne and his Kickstarter Campaign.]

12. (6.) Wyatt West – “Voiles Chatoyantes” (Shimmering Sail)
from: Voiles Chatoyantes – Single / Independent / February 10, 2015
[Andi Fredrickson: vocals, Aaron Simcox: tenor sax, Wyatt West: piano, Max Berry: guitar, James Albright: bass, Scotty McBee: drums. Recorded at LA Audio, Lynn Allred, engineer. Mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording.]

13.(5.)Kasey Rausch w/Victor & Penny & Their Loose Change Orchestra – “This Little Crow”
from: This Little Crow – Single / unreleased song / April 2015
[Recorded by Rob Nold Audio in March 2015, with Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling, Rick Willoughby and James Isaac. Kasey writes: “This Little Crow” is a song for all you parents out there who have “babies” about to fly. It’s about being so proud to “cut the apron strings” as you recognize that you’ve raised your young’n up just fine and it’s time to watch them take off. It’s a song for Kasey’s daughter, Kaya, who graduated high school last May and in August left home for K-State and a new adventure in life. More info at: http://www.kaseyrausch.com] [Last November Kasey released her third solo release Guitar in Hand on Mudstomp Records. She hosts /produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday mornings at 9am, on 90.1 FM with Mikal Shapiro.

[Kasey Rausch plays w/ The Naughty Pines every Tuesday at CODA.]


14. (4.) Various Blond – “All Bases Covered”
from: All Bases Covered – Single From Upcoming Album / Independent / August 11, 2015
[Alternative experimental progressive rock funk pop progressive psychedelic from KC based band. Produced by Adam Mcgill, written by Joshua Allen. Various Blonde was concieved by Joshua Allen in 2008 and has opened for numerous national acts, Russian Circles, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Imaad Wasif, Jucifer,The Memorials, Thursday, Fang Island, Murder By Death, Matt Pryor, Wannabe Jalva, and Electric Sixx. Current members Include: Joshua Allen on guitar & vocals, Evanjohn Mcintosh on bass, and Mark Lomas on drums. More info at: https://variousblonde.bandcamp.com/track/all-bases-covered%5D

[Various Blonde plays recordBar, Thur, December 31, at 9:00 pm, with The Conquerors and Jaenki]

15. (3.) The Philistines – “Twitch of the Death Nerve”
from: Single from forthcoming debut LP that The Philistines will be releasing in 2016. [KC based rock ‘n roll/pop band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimberley 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 The Bay in Warrensburg, Missouri, on December 4, with American Slim.]

[The Philistines play The Social Room in Columbia, Missouri, December 12, with Violet and the Undercurrents,and Schuyler Prenger and the Dirt Road Junkies.]

[The Philistines play Replay Lounge in Lawrence, KS, Dec 18, with Nicholas St. James, & CS Luxem]

16. (2.) 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, Josh Landau, Brook Partain, Danny Bowersox, Zach Kinser, Rob Gilbert.]

17. (1.) Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 – “Alright Now!” (45 rpm 7-inch Vinyl) from: “Alright Now!” b/w “Stop Mr. Ice Cream Man!” Single / Sunflower Soul / June 19, 2015
[Recorded live to analog tape. All songs written by Chris Hazelton. Chris Hazelton – Hammond B-3 Organ, Nick Howell – Trumpet, Nick Rowland – Alto Sax, Brett Jackson – Baritone Sax, Matt Hopper – Guitar, Danny Rojas – Drums, Pat Conway – Congas & Cowbell. Recorded, mixed, & produced by Chris Hazelton.
Mastered by Brendan McReynolds.]

11:00 – Station ID

Michelle Bacon before a Philistines show at recordBar

Michelle Bacon before a Philistines show at recordBar

For our second hour of Wednesday MidDay Medley, we welcomed musician and writer, Michelle Bacon, Editor of the Deli Magazine KC, where she helps to shine a light on area musicians and events. Michelle is also a freelance writer and has written for The Kansas City Star, The Bridge, Folk Alliance International, and several others. Michelle is the Social Media Assistant for Midwest Music Foundation where she also volunteers as a stage manager for live events that raise funds and awareness for this important not-for-profit service organization. Michelle is part of the backbone of the bands: The Philistines where she plays bass, and Chris Meck and The Guilty Birds where she plays drums. She also has been known to play with Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Deco Auto, Dolls on Fire, and Dirty Electric, to name just a few. Michelle Bacon is returning for the third year in a row, to share some of her favorite musical recordings of 2015.

Michelle Bacon Pick’s

18. Claire & The Classical Revolution – “Enough”
from: In The Blue 7″ 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 Vinyl Release Show on Dec 12 at The Buffalo Room.]

19. 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 an EP Release, on Fri, Dec 11, at 7:00 pm at Mills Record Company and then play later that night at The Blind Tiger.]

[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.]

20. The Conquerors – “I Don’t Know”
from: I Don’t Know – Single B/W I See You / High Dive Records / August 11, 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. 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, HMPH, Phantom Head, and Drop A Grand.]

21. HMPH! – “Headrush”
from: Headrush / Haymaker Records / To be released on vinyl in August, 2015
[Ryan Lee Toms on guitar, Jonathan Thatch on drums. Recorded by Dedric Moore]

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

22. Mat Shoare – “Murder”
from: Right As Rain / Indep / May 5, 2015
[KC based singer-songwriter Mat Shoare’s 3rd full length solo release. Mat Shoare is a singer, guitarist, band leader, and record label founder. As a songwriter he’s been nominated for a Pitch Music Award. He is one of our favorite KC based musicians. Mat’s music video for “Murder” premiered on PopMatters.com. Mat has also released several EPs with The Empty Spaces, who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Garage Band.]

23. Major Games – “Life”
from: Major Games / Indep / April 30, 2015
[Jeremy Sidener – Bass Guitar, Vocals; Steve Squire – Drums; Doug McKinney – Guitars, Vocals. Produced by Major Games & Jim Vollentine. Written & performed by Major Games. Recorded at The Black Lodge by Jim Vollentine. Recorded at Clock Compound and Fire & Ice by Steve Squire. Mixed by Jim Vollentine at Studio De La Ronjo. Mixed by Steve Squire at Coil Audio Labs. Mastered by Steve Squire at Coil Audio Labs. Vinyl Master by Shelly Steffans at Chicago Mastering Service.]

11:35 – Underwriting

24. Mikal Shapiro – “Daniel” (We cut this song for time. Sorry.)
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)
[Singer, songwriter, artist, filmmaker, puppeteer, ring-leader Mikal Shapiro studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Her full length solo releases “The Crow The Lark And The Loon from 2008, and “For Good” from 2010 have been acclaimed by local music writers. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal Shapiro is also a curator, producer and co-host of River Trade Radio. Aside from performing as a solo artist Mikal also performs with Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound, as Shapiro Brothers, she is a member of the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as Partners in Glory. Musical is her third full length solo release, she previously recorded albums with the bands: Eudora and Boon. Mikal writes: “The Musical is a collection of stories and characters; an intersection between popular music, classical songwriting and personal mythologies. Pronouns shift between “them” and “us,” “you” and “me.” Tracks jump influences from jazz, folk, and blues to rock, country and psychedelia.” The core band includes a line-up of local greats: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright and electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums , Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine. Long time friend and collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.” Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios, it displays a full spectrum of production. Some tracks are deep and watery. Others wide and epic. ]

25. Thunderclaps – “You Got a Hold on Me”
from: Cookin’ Up a Good Time EP / Independent / October 16, 2014
[Formed by two cousins, Bryce Jones – vocals and Guitar, who lives in Salina Kansas and is a high school english teacher, and Colin Blunt on drums, who lives in Kansas City and hosts a late Saturday night music program called The Pipeline. Bryce told Michelle Bacon of The Deli KC that the configuration of a guitar/drums duo, “was bred out of necessity in a way.” Since you don’t live in KC, it “provides interesting parameters within which to work. Certain ideas just aren’t going to play, but other options that otherwise wouldn’t even come up rear their head.”Produced and engineered by Lennon Bone at Element Recording and mastered by Joel Nanos.]

26. bloodbirds – “No Trains Coming Through”
from: MMXlll / Independent / May 1, 2015 (Song released as a single Jan. 27, 2015)
[bloodbirds 2nd full-length from KC based Psychedelic post-punk trio featuring ex-Ad Astra Per Aspera member Mike Tuley, his wife Brooke Tuley and Anna St. Louis.]

27. The Grisly Hand – “Ease on Up”
from: Flesh & Gold / Independent / October 2, 2015
[The songs on Flesh & Gold are part of a double LP to be released in 2016. The band spent a year with Joel Nanos at Element Recording, and decided to split the songs between two CD/digital releases. The second half will be released in 2016, along with the LP. The album is the first with the newest member, Dan Loftus on bass, keyboards & vocals, joining Jimmy Fitzner on guitar & vocals, Lauren Krum on vocals & percussion, Matt Richey on drums, Mike Stover on steel guitar, bass & vocals, Ben Summers on guitar, vocals & mandolin. “Regrets On Parting” features: Rich Wheeler on tenor saxophone, Nick Howell on trumpet, and Mike Walker on trombone.]

[The Grisly Hand play The Tank Room, Saturday, Dec 5, with Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band.]


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

Next week, on Wednesday MidDay Medley, on December 2, we welcome back to the show: Tim Finn, Music Writer of the Kansas City Star; Natalie Gallagher, Music Editor at The Pitch; Chris Haghirian of Ink and the Star and Middle of The Map Fest and Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, and Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt. We’ll hear about their favorite musical releases of 2015, just prior to our annual 4-week celebration of the year in music: The 115 Best Recordings of 2015, December 9, 16, 23, and 30th.

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