#613 – January 20, 2016, Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mike Alexander &of Hipshot Killer + “Pontypool”
+ Sara Glass & C Woods + Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are

Yes You Are, Pontypool, Hiphot Killer, and Sara Glass

Yes You Are, Pontypool, Hiphot Killer, and Sara Glass


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

2. David Bowie – “Lazarus”
from: Blackstar / ISO Records – Columbia / January 8, 2016

Lazarus features David Bowie on vocals, acoustic guitar, and Fender guitar; Donny McCaslin on saxophone, flute, and woodwind; Jason Linder on piano, Wurlitzer organ and keyboards; Tim Lefebvre on bass; Mark Guiliana on drums. McCaslin and the rest of the jazz group recorded their parts in the studio over a period of about one week a month from January to March 2015, and until later in recording were unaware of Bowie’s declining health. The song “Lazarus” is part of Bowie’s Off-Broadway musical of the same name.

The album has received universal critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the number one spot in a number of countries in the wake of Bowie’s death and becoming his first album to reach number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in the U.S.

Blackstar is the twenty-fifth and final studio album by musician, writer, actor, chameleon, David Bowie. It is the 27th when you count the Tin Machine records, which you should. The album was released worldwide on January 8, 2016, on Bowie’s 69th birthday, and just two days later David Robert Jones passed away at home surrounded by his wife Iman, and his son Duncan Jones from his marriage to Angela Bowie, and daughter Alexandria from his marriage to Iman. Bowie’s death comes as a shock to all of us who have been fans of his every musical release, his original groundbreaking music videos, his work in feature films, his wild array of television appearances, his legendary concert tours, and theatrical events.

So much of my journey as a queer kid in small town Nebraska, trying to finding myself and my way out and my way in the world, was influenced by Bowie. First the great music of Bowie, the sounds, the lyrics, the delivery, but also the way he adapted, the way he was always looking forward, always an artist, always reinventing, always writing songs for those of us who felt left out, estranged, or alien in a world we needed to escape. Studying his life and music and his influences was my gateway to The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, John Cale, Andy Warhol and The Factory, Iggy Pop, Glam Rock, Electronica, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, William S. Burroughs, Mick Ronson, Luther Vandross, Tony Visconti, Carlos Alomar, Robert Fripp, Kraftwerk, Klaus Nomi, Bauhaus, Bisexuality,

On March 2 we will devote our entire show to David Bowie, his life as a Rock & Roll God, a producer, an artist, and we’ll hear from special guests who will share their favorite songs and personal stories about Bowie.

10:10 – Underwriting

10:12

3. Hipshot Killer – They Will Try To Kill Us All
from: They Will Try To Kill Us All / Throwing Things / January 16, 2016
[KC based 3-piece power punk band formed in the fall of 2008. For the recording: Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Thomas Becker (Beautiful Bodies), on Drums. The band released their debut record Hipshot Killer, April 29, 2011, and are currently working on their new release.]

10:15 – Interview with Mike Alexander

Mike Alexander is a very busy guy. He is a guitarist and singer in the power punk trio, Hipshot Killer. Mike has been a part of the Center of the City Fest for the past 4 years and is also one of this year’s organizers of the Fest. Mike is also a much sought after guitar player and he regularly performs live and records with John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons, and The Starhaven Rounders. Mike has also played with Revovers and The Architects. Mike returns to Wednesday MidDay Medley to share all the new music from the band’s brand new album, They Will Try to Kill Us All, released on vinyl on January 16, 2016. Hipshot Killer will play an album release show on Saturday, January 23, at 9:00pm, at minibar, 3810 Broadway, with The Big Iron and Super Thief.

Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, legendary drummer Jon “Buddy” Paul, who plays in The Big Iron.

“They Will Try To Kill Us All” features: Thomas Becker, of Beautiful Bodies, on Drums.

“They Will Try To Kill Us All” was recorded by Michael Stout and Chris Wagner at:
The Uptown Theatre on Broadway and Valentine
The Becker Residence in Hyde Park
The Sandbox at Vinyl Renaissance on 39th Street West
Dumit’s Rug Shop on 79th Street

Mastered at Weights and Measures studio by Duane Trower.

All songs written by Mike Alexander

Released on Throwing Things Records, 6819 Minnesota Ave, St. Louis, Missouri

Hipshot Killer will play an album release show on Saturday, January 23, at 9:00pm, at minibar, 3810 Broadway, with The Big Iron, and Super Thief.

The Big Iron released We Will Fall on May 30, 2014. The band’s 3rd full-length was produced & mixed by Joel Nanos of Element Recording. It’s the band’s follow-up to 2008’s “Thanks for the Therapy,” and their 2001 debut recording, “Bury My Mistakes.” Ricky Reyes on guitar; Jon Paul on drums; Jeff Pendergraft on vocals, PK on guitar; and Mike Farren on bass. More info at: thebigiron.bandcamp.com

Super Thief is from Austin Texas

With bandmate Chris Wagner Mike plays with John Velghe & The Prodigal Sons.

Mike Alexander grew up in KCK?

Mike Alexander wrote all the songs on “They Will Try To Kill Us All.”

Hipshot Killer will play an album release show on Saturday, January 23, at 9:00pm, at minibar, 3810 Broadway, with The Big Iron. (and Super Thief).

More info at https://www.facebook.com/hipshotkiller

10:28

4. Hipshot Killer – “Alone on The Airwaves”
from: They Will Try To Kill Us All / Throwing Things / January 16, 2016
[KC based 3-piece power punk band formed in the fall of 2008. For the recording: Mike Alexander (Revolvers, Architects), on Guitar & Vocals, Chris Wagner (100 Years War, Jackie Carrol) on Bass & Vocals, Thomas Becker (Beautiful Bodies), on Drums. The band released their debut record Hipshot Killer, April 29, 2011, and are currently working on their new release.]

John Rensenhouse, Kimmie Queen, Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer, and Cody Wyoming

John Rensenhouse, Kimmie Queen, Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer, and Cody Wyoming

10:32 – Interview with John Rensenhouse, Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen

Most of our radio audience know Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen for their work in the KC based 6-piece band, The Philistines. However this rock and roll dynamic duo have also collaborated in multiple theatrical productions with Late Night Theatre, Charlotte Street Foundation, in David Wayne Reed’s “Mother Trucker II – Ride On.” In 2002, Cody Wyoming directed Mitch Brian’s adaptation of Roger Corman’s Bucket of Blood in a production that featured Kimmie Queen in the cast, and as a designer for the show, produced with The Living Room Theatre. Kimmie and Cody are collaborating again with The Living Room for the premiere of the new play, “Pontypool,” adapted by Kimmie Queen and Cody Wyoming, from a radio play written by by Canadian writer Tony Burgess, which was an adaptation of his screenplay, for the 2008 horror movie “Pontypool.” The play runs through January 31, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday nights, at 8:00 pm, at the Living Room, 1818 McGee. For more information call 816-533-5857 or go to http://www.thelivingroomkc.com.

“Pontypool,” is a town in north Ontario

Written by Tony Burgess

Directed by Cody Wyoming

Starring: John Rensenhouse (recently voted KC’s best actor by KC Magazine)
Katie Gilchrist (Recently voted Best Local Actress by The Pitch)
Regina Weller and Bradley J. Thomas.

Shock jock Grant Mazzy (Rensenhouse) has been kicked ­off the airwaves and now works at a small ­town morning show. Another mundane day on the job quickly turns deadly when reports pile in of people developing strange speech patterns and evoking brutal acts of violence. Before long, Mazzy discovers that the behavior is actually a deadly virus being spread through language. Does he stay on the air in hopes of being rescued or, is he providing the virus with its ultimate leap over the airwaves and into the world? This production contains Adult Language and Violence.

The Set of Pontypool

The Set of Pontypool

The set of Pontypool

The set of Pontypool

The Set of Pontypool

The Set of Pontypool

Opening night was January 16, at 8:00 pm.

All Performances will be at 8pm Thursday through Sunday.
Closing Performance January 31st with reception to immediately follow.

Pontypool is receiving positive reviews in The KC Star, Pitch, and Examiner.

Cody Wyoming is a part of 90.1 FM & Barry Lee’s Collaborations project.

“Pontypool” runs through January 31, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, at 8:00 pm, at the Living Room, 1818 McGee. For more information call 816-533-5857 or go to http://www.thelivingroomkc.com.

10:53

5. The Philistines – “Twitch of the Death Nerve”
from: Single from forthcoming debut LP that The Philistines will be releasing in 2016.
[KC based rock band with a psychedelic bent, made up of: Kimmie Queen on lead vocals; Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals; Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass; Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed with Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound, mastered by Dave Gaume.]

11:00 – Station ID

6. Hinds – “Garden”
from: Leave Me Alone / Mom + Pop / January 8, 2016
[Debut album from Spanish indie rock band from Madrid, formed in 2011, consisting of Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass) and Amber Grimbergen (drums).[2] The original name of the band was Deers, but they were forced to change it at the end of 2014, due to the threat of legal action from a similarly named band. The group chose “Hinds” (female deer) as the new name.]

11:00 – Interview with Sara Nicole Glass and C Woods

Sara Glass aka Miss Conception & C Wood

Sara Glass aka Miss Conception & C Wood

11:04 – C. Woods live performance

Kansas City based poet & performance artist – Sara Nicole Glass, also known as “Miss Conception” ]received her journalism degree from Kansas University, with a focus on communications and Public Relations. Over the past several years her creative performance work has involved hip hop, emceeing, and DJ performances. Sara is a lover of dancing with fire and the circus arts, and she incorporates all kinds of imagery and live theatrics into any type of show she presents. Since 2008, Sara Glass also has written and co-produced four musical releases including: Miss Conception, Ostentation, Saraswati, and most recently Sara-Tonin.

C Woods is a constant contributor to the Rural Grit Happy Hour on Monday Nights at The Brick, and has performed consistently with the Rural Grit All Stars, and at multiple musical events, Folk Alliance International, and her lyrics and voice are part of Howard Iceberg’s 7-CD set “Welcome Aboard” of over 100 songs. C Woods organic and musical poetry performance are one-of-a-kind and unlike any other spoken word artist in KC.

Sara Glass and C Woods, joined us to share information about Sara’s her first book, a collection of poetry titled “Class Action,” part of Prosperos Books and Spartan Press’ Pop Poetry #12poetsin12months book releases. — Book Release Performance on January 23, at 8:00 pm, at Prospero’s Books Upstairs.

C Woods, is one of several poet performers who will be contributing to Sara’s book release show.

11:14

C. Woods live performance

Since 2008, Sara Glass has written and co-produced four musical releases including: Miss Conception, Ostentation, Saraswati, and most recently Sara-Tonin.

Miss Conception Upcoming Gigs:
Absinthe and Poetry Show at Uptown Arts Bar, Friday, Jan 22, 10:00 pm
Book Release at Prosperos Books upstairs, February 23, 8:00 pm
Johnny Depp burlesque show on February 13
(somewhat of a) Disney Burlesque Show at Uptown Arts Bar Saturday, Feb 20

11:20

Sara Glass read a poem

Sara Nicole Glass, also known by pen name “Miss Conception” is a poet and performance artist. While she calls Kansas City her home, she has made it her goal to travel and explore the country and world as much as possible.

More information at: http://www.themissconception.com.

11:25

C. Woods Live performance

Sara’s “Class Action” — Book Release Performance on January 23, at 8:00 pm, at Prospero’s Books Upstairs. More information at: http://www.themissconception.com.

11:25 – Underwriting

11:27

7. Yes You Are – “HGX”
from: A Dream [EP] / Independent / November 8, 2015
[Yes You Are is: Jared White – songwriter, rhythm guitar, backup vocals; Kianna Alarid – songwriter, lead vocals; Jacob Temeyer – lead guitar, keyboards, backup vocals; Joseph Wilner – drums ; and Willie Jordan – bass guitar, back up vocals. 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 Riot Room, Friday, January 22, at 8:00 pm with High Up, and Drugs + Attics.]

Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are with Sara Glass aka Miss Conception & C Woods

Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are with Sara Glass aka Miss Conception & C Woods

11:31 – Interview with Kianna Alarid

Yes You Are is: Jared White – songwriter, rhythm guitar, backup vocals; Kianna Alarid – songwriter, lead vocals; Jacob Temeyer – lead guitar, keyboards, backup vocals; Joseph Wilner – drums ; and Willie Jordan – bass guitar, back up vocals. 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

Kianna Alarid joined us to talk about her new band and their show at The Riot Room, Friday, January 22, at 8:00 pm with High Up, and Drugs + Attics. We’ll also talk about Kianna’s previous band, Tilly and the Wall.

Yes You Are’s bassist Willie Jordan’s other band, Drugs + Attics, is also playing Friday night at The Riot Room.

Kianna Alarid’s friend Orenda Fink, from Omaha, who was in the band Azure Ray, started a new band called High Up (also from Omaha) and they are coming down to KC play a show with Yes You Are, on Friday at Riot Room.

Kianna say’s “They’re rad, they sound like a punk Alabama Shakes!”

11:40

8. High Up – “Two Weeks”
from: Two Weeks – Single / Independent / Octoner 7. 2015
[Debut single from High Up, recorded by Ben Brodin (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) at ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska. High Up is: Christine Fink, Orenda Fink, Greg Elsasser, Josh Soto, and Eric Ohlsson. Taking cues from classic soul and the indie rock roots of the members, High Up blends the genres to create a frenetic live show and sound that is at once old and new.]

Orenda Fink was also part of the band Azure Ray, label mates of Kianna Alarid, when she was part of the band Tilly and the wall on Team Love Records.

Tilly and The Wall released 4 albums and one EP and multiple singles on Taem Love Records (a record label founded by their friend Connor Oberst. The band toured the world, and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, and Sesame Street.

More information at: http://www.weareyesyouare.com/

11:50

9. Yes You Are – “World Without End”
from: A Dream [EP] / Independent / November 8, 2015
[Yes You Are is: Jared White – songwriter, rhythm guitar, backup vocals; Kianna Alarid – songwriter, lead vocals; Jacob Temeyer – lead guitar, keyboards, backup vocals; Joseph Wilner – drums ; and Willie Jordan – bass guitar, back up vocals. 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 Riot Room, Friday, January 22, at 8:00 pm with High Up, and Drugs + Attics.]

11:56

10. Under The Big Oak Tree – “Local Honey”
from: Rock Bird / Mudstomp Records / January 22, 2016
[Acoustic Folk – Country Roots from Saint Joseph, Missouri based band formed by: Kristin Hamilton, Doug “Sluggo” Ward, and Simon Fink. More info at: http://www.UnderTheBigOakTree.net%5D

[Under The Big Oak Tree play CD Release Party, Night II at Uptown Arts Bar in KCMO, Friday, January 29, at Uptown Arts Bar.]

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


Next week, on Wed, January 27…

Michelle Bacon joins us to share information about: The Band That Fell To Earth, a tribute to David Bowie, at Knuckleheads Saloon, Sunday, January 31, at 8:00 PM featuring: Steve Tulipana, Nathan Corsi, Michelle Bacon, Kyle Dahlquist, Alex Alexander, Stephanie Williams, Betse Ellis, Clarke Wyatt, Rich Wheeler, Lauren Krum, Rachel Christia, and Andre Tudhope, performing the music of David Bowie live on stage.

At 10:30 we’ll talk with, artist, designer, entrepreneur, single mom, Wendy Scott of Kitshup Productions who joins us to talk about her candles, magnets, coasters and more; how she started her own unique home business, her theatrical design work at Kansas City Kansas Community College Theatre Department, her work as an art teacher.

At 11:00 singer songwriters, Doby Watson and Margo May join us to play live in our 90.1 FM studios.

And at 11:30 we’ll talk with members of the band Pink Royal.

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


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Show #613

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