#625 – April 13, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Not Sisters + Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, Mirina Landry + Victor & Penny
+ More Music for Record Store Day + Judy Mills

10:00

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

2. Merlin – “Bad Trip”
from: Electric Children / Independent /March 9, 2016
[Kansas City based, psychedelic-doom-rock, formed in May of 2012. For this recording the band includes: Carter Lewis on guitars, backing vocals, &, keyboards; Caleb Wyels on percussions; Jordan Knorr on vocals; and Joey Hamm on bass. The current line up of the band includes: Caleb Wyels on percussion, Carter Lewis on guitar, Jordan Knorr on vocals, and Chase Thayer on bass. Electric Children is the band’s follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 EP release, Christ Killer. Electic Children was Live recorded from October 2014 to August 2015 courtesy of Red Roof Productions, with mixing and mastering by Bret Liber and Merlin. More info at: http://merlin666.bandcamp.com/%5D

[Merlin play Records With Merritt, April 16, Record Store Day w/ Slow Motion Commotion, Open Fields, Man vs Animals, Via Luna, Sweat Pants Dayz, Lord Agave, Tandem, and Mr. and the Mrs ]

[Merlin plays The Riot Room, Thursday, May 19, at 8:30 pm, on The Patio, opening for Dead Meadow.]

3. David Bowie – “Black Country Rock”
from: The Man Who Sold The World / RCA – (Rykodisk – Virgin – Sony – EMI – Columbia ISO) / November 4, 1970
[Written by David Bowie in 1970 for the album The Man Who Sold the World, which was released in November 1970 in the U.S. and April 1971 in the UK. (It was also issued as the B-side to Bowie’s January 1971 “Holy Holy” single.) An upbeat blues-rock number, “Black Country Rock” has been described as a “respite” from the musical and thematical heaviness of the remainder of the album. Its style has been compared to Marc Bolan’s contemporary Tyrannosaurus Rex, down to Bowie’s imitative vibrato in the final verse. According to producer Tony Visconti, Bowie had the music ready by the start of the sessions but the words were a last-minute addition in the studio, the singer doing his Bolan impression “spontaneously … because he ran out of lyrics … we all thought it was cool, so it stayed.”]

[Holy Holy is the name of a new concert show celebrating David Bowie’s early songs, and featuring Woody Woodmansey, legendary Spider from Mars and David Bowie’s drummer from 1970-1973 and Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer, friend and bass player on The Man Who Sold The World, along with Glen Gregory of Heaven 17 on vocals, James Stevenson of The Alarm and The Cult on guitar; Paul Cudderford who worked with Ian Hunter and Bob Geldof on guitars & backing vocals; Berenice Scott of Heaven 17 on keyboards; Terry Edwards who worked with PJ Harvey and The Blockheads on saxophone, guitar, percussion & backing vocals; nd Jessica Lee Morgan on backing vocals. Holy Holy plays The Uptown Theatre on Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 pm. The band will perform The Man Who Sold The World from beginning to end.]

10:10 – 2 Bands playing record Store Day at Mills Record Company

4. Westerners – “I Wasn’t In My Right Mind”
from: How To Keep Dreaming III / The Record Machine / April 8, 2016
[Indie rock band from Lawrence and KC formed in August of 2013. The band includes: Mitch Hewlett, Josh Hartranft, and Matt Mirsch. Westerners signed to Kansas City independent label The Record Machine in 2015. Their debut full length album “Reoccurring Dream Theme” is set to be released early summer of 2016.]

[The Record Machine’s new sampler: How To Keep Dreaming Vol. III, is available at https://therecordmachine.bandcamp.com. Proceeds benefit Spay & Neuter Kansas City.]

[Westerners plays Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, Saturday, April 16 with over 20 bands: The Hearts of Darkness, A.J. Gaither OMB, The Widow’s Ride, Youth Pool, El-Rey-Tones, Momma’s Boy, Dreamgirl, BLKFLANL, Organized Crimes, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Gee Watts, Various Blonde, BUMMER, Wet Ones, Quadrigarum, Sharp Weapons, the author and the illustrator, Aaron Alexander, Jorge Arana Trio, Yes You Are.]

5. BLKFLANL – “Levy (feat. Blu)”
from: BLKFLANL II: For the Imperfect, for the Dilligent / Believe.Create / March 30, 2016
[BLKFLANL is a rap group from KCMO that started as a debut recording from Barrell Maker aka Morgan Cooper, who is 24, and grew up in a lower middle class neighborhood in Grandview, Missouri. He first started writing poetry and music in middle school and after high school he began apprenticeships in film and photography. He recorded and released his debut record Blk Flanl, with area producer and hip hop artist D/Will, (Denzil Williams). Now the two have returned as group named BLKFLANL with MC: Barrel Maker and beats from Conductor Williams. More info at: http://www.blkflanl.com%5D

[BLKFLANL plays The Granada in Lawrence, April 14, with Freddie Gibbs, and SuperShaqGonzoe]

[BLKFLANL plays Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, Saturday, April 16 with over 20 bands: The Hearts of Darkness, A.J. Gaither OMB, The Widow’s Ride, Youth Pool, El-Rey-Tones, Momma’s Boy, Dreamgirl, Westerners, Organized Crimes, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Gee Watts, Various Blonde, BUMMER, Wet Ones, Quadrigarum, Sharp Weapons, the author and the illustrator, Aaron Alexander, Jorge Arana Trio, Yes You Are]

10:16 – Interview with Judy Mills

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On Saturday, April 16, Mills Record Company, at 314 Westport Rd, KCMO, is hosting their own Record Store Day. As the store writes on their event information “Record Store Day is all about celebrating the Community that’s supported this little local shop,” so they’re throwing their biggest party yet.” Along with coveted exclusive Record Store Day releases, coffee from Oddly Correct, and donuts from Hana’s Donuts at their 314 Westport Road location, Mills Record Company is hosting over 20 bands to play in their new space, where they will be moving soon, just around the corner on Broadway. On the phone to share all the details is our friend Judy Mills.

Mills Record Company is an independent record store and a certified RSD participant.

Celebrating the Community that’s supported this little local shop, so this year we’re throwing our biggest party yet with in-store specials, ticket giveaways, promo prices, exclusive RSD releases, Oddly Correct coffee, and Hana’s Donuts, and much more.

20+ bands playing in Mills Record Company’s new space (around the corner).
RSD participants can check out the new space and hear some great music from:

Scruffy & the Janitors A.J.
Gaither OMB
The Widow’s Ride
Youth Pool
El-Rey-Tones
Momma’s Boy
Dreamgirl
Westerners
Organized Crimes
Gee Watts
Various Blonde
BUMMER
Wet Ones
Quadrigarum
Sharp Weapons
the author and the illustrator
Aaron Alexander
BLKFLANL
Jorge Arana Trio
Yes You Are

Upcoming Events at Mills Record Company:

1. Folkicide and Powers & Light play Mills Record Company, Friday, April 22, at 7:00 PM
2. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds and The PedalJets play Mills Record Company on Saturday, April 23, at 7:00 PM
3. Hipshot Killer plays Mills Record Company, on Friday, April 29, at 7:00 PM

Mills Record Company is venue for The Middle of The Map Fest events:

Wed, May 4 for Haymaker Records Showcase featuring Be/Non, Monta At Odds, and Jorge Arana Trio.

Thurs, May 5 for High Dive Records Showcase with Psychic Heat, The Conquerors, and Shy Boys.

Mills Record Company also offers a very helpful website with in depth reviews of live shows and new musical releases, photographs, and a calendar of events.

Mills Record Company, at 314 Westport Rd, celebrates the community an celebrates Record Store day, Saturday, April 16 with over 20 bands. More informationa http://www.millsrecordcompany.com

10:25

6. Via Luna – “Mirror House”
from: How To Keep Dreaming III / The Record Machine / April 8, 2016
[Via Luna released their 2nd EP Heavy Light on June 26, 2015, and was one of Wednesday Midday Medley’s 115 Best recordings of 2015. Via Luna is an instrumental post rock – math rock band from Kansas City. formed by Gregory Baker on guitar, Christopher Gordon on guitar, Mike McDonough on drums, and Blain Bridges on bass.]

[Via Luna play Records With Merritt, April 16, Record Store Day w/ Slow Motion Commotion, Merlin, Man vs Animals, Open Fields, Sweat Pants Dayz, Lord Agave, Tandem, and Mr. and the Mrs ]

[Via Luna play Middle of The Map Fest, Thursday, May 5, at The Californos patio at 9:00 PM ]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with Jen Appell and Kristina Ning of Not Sisters

Kristina Ning & Jen Appell are Not Sisters

Kristina Ning & Jen Appell are Not Sisters

Not Sisters are an indie-acoustic-folk-cabaret duo consisting of Jen Appell on guitar & vocals, and Kristina Ning on upright bass.

Kristina Ning grew up in the South Kansas City, Missouri neighborhood of Orchard Heights. She graduated from Center High School in 1990. Music is in her DNA as her father Mike Ning is part of Kansas City Jazz History. Since 1998 Kristina has helped keep people healed, warmed up, and ready to go, with her Certified Massage Therapy, in Swedish and Thai techniques with over 500 hours of service. Kristina also makes handcrafted soaps and is huge supporter of the local music scene. Kristina is a mom to 5 year old Isobelle with her husband Tim Whipple. Kristina Ning is a true renaissance woman who started taking bass classes from Johnny Hamil before forming Not Sisters with her friend Jen Appell.

Jen Appell is originally from The Bronx, New York City. She studied at Kansas State University and has worked in Kansas City as an actress, musician, singer, composer and writer, Box Office Manager, and restaurant manager. Jen once hosted an amazing traditional Passover Seder in my house, complete with the bitter herb, and we’ve also spent Thanksgiving morning together, roasting a bourbon turkey, for our chosen family of friends. Jen’s creative spirit has been channeled into art, music, performance and more recently a series of children’s books and stories that she is developing. Jen Appell is mom to twin daughters, nine year old, Nora and Peyton. Jen Appell is also the new host of the Uptown Sirens Collective, presented on the second Thursday of every month at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club. The next Uptown Sirens Collective is Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 pm featuring Not Sisters, Mirina Landry, and Andara.

Not Sisters started when Jen decided to go out and perform her songs live at Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club at an open mic and made connections the led to her hosting The Uptown Sirens Collective, and creating a musical collaboration with her friend Kristina Ning.

Not Sisters are both moms of young daughters under 10, and during rehearsals their children play together.

10:38

7. Not Sisters – “My Friend” (Live)
a new song written by Jen Appell first performed at Folk Alliance Busking at The Bridge. Jen Appell on guitar & vocals, and Kristina Ning on upright bass.

[Not Sisters play Uptown Sirens Collective is Thur, Apr 14, at 7:30 pm w/Mirina Landry, & Andara.]

Kristina talked about her as a professional certified massage practitioner, and her bass classes with Johnny Hamil, and her dad, jazz musician Mike Ning.

10:49

8. Not Sisters – “Fight” (Live)
written by Jen Appell about her friend Bill Fresher. Jen Appell on guitar & vocals, and Kristina Ning on upright bass.]

[Not Sisters play Uptown Sirens Collective Thur, Apr 14, at 7:30 pm with Mirina Landry, & Andara.]

10:54

9. The Coyote – “Unfold”
from: unreleased demo from their SoundCloud page / The Coyote / October, 2015
[KCK based band formed by Willy Christie on guitar & vocals, Drew Bartlett on guitar & vocals, Trey Green on bass & vocals, and Josh Enyart on drums.]

[The Coyote play CODA 1744 Broadway, KCMO on Friday April 15, at 10:00 pm, with Open Fields.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, & Mirina Landry

Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, and Mirina Landry

Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, and Mirina Landry

10. Teri Quinn – “Fear and Time”
from: Moons and Meltdowns / Independent / April 17, 2016

New Music from Kansas City based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Teri Quinn. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Teri Quinn moved to Kansas City in 2009 to study Clarinet Performance and Music Composition at the University Of Missouri Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music where Teri graduated in 2013. She plays clarinet and guitar for Claire and the Crowded Stage and has also provided vocals and guitar for Rooms Without Windows. Teri has also contributed experimental compositions for The Black House Collective.

Teri Quinn joins us to play music from her debut recording Moons and Meltdowns, that will have a special ALBUM RELEASE performance, Sunday, April 17, at 7:00 pm at The Buffalo Room, with Twenty Thousand Strongmen, Chase The Horseman, and Doby Watson.

Joining Teri Quinn are two of her friends and musical collaborators: Chase Horseman and Mirina Landry.

We first were introduced to the music of Chase Horsemen from his work with the Kansas City band Clairaudients where he contributed keyboards, guitar, vocals, and percussion. Chase has also recorded his original compositions as Towers where he wrote, performed, produced, and engineered the recording, “For Whatever We Were & What Will Never Be” as Towers. Chase has contributed his music and production skills to a number of artists.

Kansas City based singer-songwriter, Mirina Landry is currently working on her first single to be released in a few months. Mirina Landry will be singing harmonies and keeping the heartbeat alive for Teri Quinn’s Moons and Meltdowns release show on April 17, and she will also play the Uptown Sirens Collective tomorrow night, Thursday, Apr 14, at Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s club with Not Sisters & Andara.

Teri Quinn picked up the guitar and started writing songs when she was 16, but put songwriting on hold to pursue a degree in clarinet performance. It wasn’t until she graduated from college that she returned to songwriting with a new perspective and with the new skills and tools from school.

Both Teri and Mirina have a long association with the clarinet, but for Teri the Banjo has become you main instrument.

Chase the Horseman will play at Teri’s Release show of Moons and Meltdowns on April 17, and Chase is responsible for recording Moons and Meltdowns in his bedroom, with Teri Quinn and Mikee Pruitt of Twenty Thousand Strongmen and all of the musicians who contributed to Teri’s songs. Chase met Teri at a Busker’s banquet show at The Buffalo Room.

11:16

11. Teri Quinn w/ Chase Horseman & Mirini Landry – “Moons and Meltdowns” (LIVE)
[Teri Quinn on vocals & banjo, Chase Horseman on guitar 7 vocals, Mirina Landry on percussion & Vocals]

Mirina Landry is currently working on her first single to be released in a few months, and plays the Uptown Sirens Collective is tomorrow night Thursday, Apr 14, at 7:30 pm with, Not Sisters & Andara. Mirina how did you meet Teri?

There will be a Theatrical quality for the Moons and Meltdowns performance, Sunday, April 17, at 7:00 pm. Teri Quinn talked about the involvement of Vi Tran and Mackenzie Goodwin Tran of The Buffalo Room, and Annie Cherry & Damian Blake who are contributing the scenic design for the show.

Teri Quinn’s debut recording Moons and Meltdowns will have a special ALBUM RELEASE performance, Sunday, April 17, at 7:00 pm at The Buffalo Room, with Twenty Thousand Strongmen, Chase The Horseman, and Doby Watson. More information at: http://www.teriquinn.com.

11:23

12. Teri Quinn – “Among The Pines”
from: Moons and Meltdowns / Independent / April 17, 2016

11:28 – Underwriting

11:30 – Interview with Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling

Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling are Victor & Penny

Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling are Victor & Penny

13. Victor & Penny – “Day Off Boogie”
from: Electricity / Victor & Penny / November 16, 2016
[Written by Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling. Victor & Penny were formed in 2010, by Jeff Freling on guitar & vocals and Erin McGrane on ukulele & vocals. Produced by Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Mitch Dane, at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN, featuring Victor & Penny’s fine band, The Loose Change Orchestra with James Isaac on clarinet, soprano saxophone and melodica; Rick Willoughby on upright bass; and trombonist Kyle Dahlquist.]

[Victor & Penny play ELECTRICITY: CD Release Concert with their Loose Change Orchestra, Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, at Musical Theatre Heritage in Crown Center. More information at http://www.victorandpenny.com%5D

Victor & Penny were formed in 2010, by Jeff Freling on guitar & vocals and Erin McGrane on ukulele & vocals. Chuck Haddix, of KCUR’s “The Fish Fry” writes, “Victor & Penny infuse their music with a strong sense of swing, rooted in the riff driven style of Kansas City jazz, to create their own distinctive style.” The nationally-touring duo have made over 800 public appearances, traveling over 150,000 miles, in the last 4 years, performing their original songs, and hot jazz and offbeat pop standards. Their new release, Electricity was produced by Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Mitch Dane, at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN, featuring Victor & Penny’s fine band, The Loose Change Orchestra with James Isaac on clarinet, soprano saxophone and melodica; Rick Willoughby on upright bass; and trombonist Kyle Dahlquist. Victor & Penny play ELECTRICITY: CD Release Concert with their Loose Change Orchestra, Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, at Musical Theatre Heritage in Crown Center.

Day Off Boogie must be a treasured thing for Victor & Penny who are always working, making it happen, with over 800 public appearances, traveling over 150,000 miles. ELECTRICITY is the band’s forth, full-length release, in as many years.

Mostly original songs inhabit the new release, and the sound has expanded with The Loose Change Orchestra with James Isaac on clarinet, soprano saxophone and melodica; Rick Willoughby on upright bass; and trombonist Kyle Dahlquist.

Electricity was produced by Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Mitch Dane, at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN,

The evolution of Victor & Penny, is a prohibition-era jazz duo for which Erin co-writes, sings and plays ukulele with former Blue Man Group guitarist, Jeff Freling.

“Say Goodbye” was co-written with Cody Wyoming and a different version of this song, called “Incident at Fine Creek” appeared earlier this year in a special Collaborations release from 90.1 FM and Barry Lee.

11:40

14. Victor & Penny – “Say Goodbye”
from: Electricity / Victor & Penny / November 16, 2016
[Written by Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling and Cody Wyoming. Originally recorded with Cody Wyoming (of The Phillistines) as “Incident at Fine Creek” for 90.1 FM KKFI’s “Collaborations” CD. Rerecorded in Nashville for Electricity with Victor & Penny and their Loose Change Band..]

[Victor & Penny play ELECTRICITY: CD Release Concert with their Loose Change Orchestra, Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, at Musical Theatre Heritage in Crown Center. More information at http://www.victorandpenny.com%5D

Erin McGrane’s new book of poetry: Overtones is also the title for one of the new songs.

Victor & Penny have been selected for an official showcase at Folk Alliance International’s South East Regional FA Conference (SERFA). This May, they’re taking the whole band with us including our newest LCO member, Kyle Dahlquist.

11:51

15. Victor & Penny – “Penny’s Pounce”
from: Electricity / Victor & Penny / November 16, 2016
[Written by Erin McGrane, Jeff Freling. Victor & Penny were formed in 2010, by Jeff Freling on guitar & vocals and Erin McGrane on ukulele & vocals. Produced by Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Mitch Dane, at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN, featuring Victor & Penny’s fine band, The Loose Change Orchestra with James Isaac on clarinet, soprano saxophone and melodica; Rick Willoughby on upright bass; and trombonist Kyle Dahlquist.]

[Victor & Penny play ELECTRICITY: CD Release Concert with their Loose Change Orchestra, Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, at Musical Theatre Heritage in Crown Center. More information at http://www.victorandpenny.com%5D

11:55:30

16. Kangaroo Knife Fight – “Love Drunk”
from: How To Keep Dreaming III / The Record Machine / April 8, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece that includes: Native Australian, Anthony Avis, lead vocalist, with Brandon Skeens on guitar, Gus Rechtien on bass, and Ian O’Connell on drums.This will be the first track off the bands new EP “The Dark”, and follow up to their 2014 debut EP release, Firebrand. ]

[Kangaroo Knife Fight debuts their new EP ‘The Dark,’ with a special EP Release Party, Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 pm, at The Tank Room, 1813 Grand Blvd, with performances by Ray Wild and Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type! ]

11:59:30

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

Next week, on April 20 we welcome back to the show vocalist Stephonne Singleton, The band Riala, and from Charlotee Street Foundation, Patrick Alexander

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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Show #625