#628 – May 4, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 12 Year Anniversary!

Katy Guillen & The Girls + HMPH!
+ Fally Afani & I Heart Local Music +
Jerad Tomasino + Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Amadeus”

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1. Krystle Warren – “Station ID”
from: October, 2013

2. Krystle Warren – “To The Middle”
from: Circles / Because Music / March 13, 2009
[Krystle Warren is from Kansas City, Missouri. She learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles albums: Rubber Soul and Revolver. Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career wowing Kansas City audiences and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and Britsh television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle recently created her own music label: Parlour Door Music, to release her new recordings, including: “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording that came from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded the songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, and is releasing the music in two separate releases, in Europe.][Krystle Warren plays Middle of The Map Fest, Wed, May 4, At Californos in Westport at 10:45 – also on that stage: Ensemble Ibérica, Annie Ellicott & Mark Sutherland, Baskery and Jessica Paige at 7:00.]

10:05 – Three bands playing WMM’S 90.1 FM – Day Party at Middle of The Map Fest

3. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “One of Us Should Go”
from: The Only Girl in the Room – EP / Lotuspool Records / April 28, 2015
[Debut solo release from Lawrence, Kamsas based Heidi Lynne Gluck is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from the middle of Canada. After transplanting herself from the plains of Manitoba to the midwestern United States, Heidi quickly became an in-demand player, performing on stage and in the studio both as a solo artist and with renowned musicians including Juliana Hatfield & Some Girls, Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeleine, The Pieces, The Only Children, and others. Heidi is currently working on a new recording to be released soon.][Heidi Lynn Gluck plays Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM – DAY PARTY at Middle of The Map Fest, on Sat, May 7, at 2:00 pm The Tank Room, with Riala, Ivory Black, Red Kate, and The Roseline.]

4. The Roseline – “Feckless”
from: Townie / Independent / June 19, 2015
[4th album from Lawrence, Kansas, based alt-country/Americana rock band, formed by Colin Halliburton with friends in 2005. The Roseline has been through dozens of lineup changes. The current lineup has been together for about two months: Halliburton on guitar; Kris Losure on guitar, Aaron Pando on drums, Sam Goodellon keyboards, and Heidi Gluck on bass.][The Roseline plays Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM – DAY PARTY at Middle of The Map Fest, on Sat, May 7, at 2:00 pm The Tank Room, with Riala, Ivory Black, Red Kate, and Heidi Lynn Gluck.]

6. Red Kate – “You Don’t Speak For Me”
from: unamerican activities / Black Site Records / April 2, 2016
[L. Ron Drunkard on bass & vocals, Andrew Whelan on drums & vocals, Brad Huhmann on guitar & vocals, Desmond Poirier on guitar & vocals. Produced by Red Kate. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab, KCMO, with Duane Trower doing recording, mixing and serving as digital mastering engineer. Roger Seibel on vinyl mastering at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ. Vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Salina, KS.][Red Kate plays Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM – DAY PARTY at Middle of The Map Fest, on Sat, May 7, at 2:00 pm The Tank Room, with Riala, Ivory Black, The Roseline, and Heidi Lynn Gluck.]

10:15 – Interview with Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser

Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser for Spinning Tree Theatre's production of Amadeus (May 4, 2016 on Wednesday MidDay Medley)

Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser for Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of Amadeus (May 4, 2016 on Wednesday MidDay Medley)

Kansas City based actor, Michael Reiser is making his professional theatre debut, in the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for Spinning Tree Theatre‘s production of Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer. This Tony Award-winning play, which became an Oscar-winning movie, opened last weekend and is running Wednesdays through Sundays, through May 15, at The Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, (9th and Harrison), Kansas City, Missouri.

Joining us is Michael Reiser who plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Michael recently returned to KC after completing his BFA in Acting at Missouri State University.

Also with us is acclaimed actor, Robert Gibby Brand who plays, Antonio Salieri in the play, Amadeus. He was recently seen in “A Soldier’s Tale” with Owen/Cox Dance Ensemble, and in “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” for Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. He has worked at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, The Unicorn, The Coterie, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Bach Aria Soloists, The KC Public Library, The Lyric Opera, Quality Hill Playhouse and New Theatre Restaurant. And will be seen in I Do, I Do at the Chestnut Fine Arts Theatre and in The Pirates of Penzance at the Lyric Opera of KC.

Robert Gibby Brand, was with us, in August 2014, to discuss “Ghost-Writer,” with Spinning Tree, and now he is in the celebrated role of Antonio Salieri for Spinning Tree Theatre’s Amadeus. Sir Ian McKellen won a Tony Award for his portrayal pf this character, and F. Murray Abraham won and Oscar for his interpretation of this role, Robert talked about the adventure of playing Salieri.

Mozart continues to influence popular music today. One of our local record labels The Record Machine just put out a compilation of area bands that include a new song from the Milwaukee band, Light Music called, “Amadeus.” In the way that Peter Shaffer tells the story you could almost say that to Salieri, Amadeus Mozart looked and lived like punk rocker. The composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on Dec 5, 1791 at the age of 35.

Antonio Salieri was born Aug 18, 1750 and died May 7, 1825. He was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher. 18th century Vienna, court composer Antonio Salieri is highly admired…until Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives. This play pits blazing human ambition against heavenly genius.

Amadeus is a play by Peter Shaffer, which gives a highly fictionalized account of the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. First performed in 1979. Significant use is made of the music of Mozart, Salieri and composers of the period. The premieres of Mozart’s operas The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and The Magic Flute are each the setting for key scenes of the play. Amadeus won 1981 Tony Award for Best Play & 1984 Academy Award for Best Film.

Since original run, Shaffer has extensively revised play, including changes to plot details. At the opening, Salieri is an old man, having long outlived his fame. Speaking directly to the audience, he claims to have used poison to assassinate Mozart, and promises to explain himself.

Antonio Salieri: Robert Gibby Brand
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Michael Reiser
Emperor Joseph II: Walter Coppage
Kapellmeister Bonno, Cook: Jay Coombes
Count Johann Kilian Von Strack: Jordan Fox
Constanze Weber: Megan Herrera
Katherina Calvalieri: Teal Holliday
Majordomo, Valet: Peter Leondedis
Venticello 2: Amber McKinnon
Baron Gottfried van Swieten: Andy Penn
Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg: Matthew Schmidli
Venticello I: Bob Wearing
Teresa Salieri: Shelley Wyche

Directed by Michael Grayman
Stage Manager: Alex Murphy
Music Consultant: Gary Green
Lighting Designer: Nicole Jaja
Costume Designer: Leah Mazur
Scenic Designer: Jamie Lindemann
Projections Designer: Gregory Casparian
Sound Designer: Jeff Eubank
Properties Coordinator: Tam Osgood
Assistant Stage Manager: Tyler Boyer

Spinning Tree Theatre’s Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer. This Tony Award-winning play, which became an Oscar-winning movie, opened last weekend and is running Wednesdays through Sundays, through May 15, at The Arts Asylum, 1000 East 9th Street, (9th and Harrison), KCMO. For more info you can visit: http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com

6. Falco – “Rock Me Amadeus”
from: Falco’s Greatest Hits / Reverso / 1999

10:28 – Underwriting

7. Dean Monkey & the Dropouts – “My Little Bum”
from: My Little Bum – Single / Independent / released August 7, 2015
[Havana Mahoney on vocals, Sam Michie on vocals, Daniel Barkofske on bass & vocals, Max Yoder on guitar, Ben Kimball on guitar, Ben Sauder on keyboards , and Nicholas Stahl on drums. Lyrics by Amber Hansen. Record by Isaac Flynn. Mixed by Jim Barnes.][Dean Monkey & the Dropouts play the, I Heart Local Music’s – Day Party, at Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street with: The People’s Punk Band, Toughies, Major Games, and Real Adults.]

10:33 – Interview with Fally Afani

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Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 15 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. She has received several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for her online work in journalism. Fally lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where she reports on local and touring musicians and where she is the founder of, I Heart Local Music a comprehensive website providing info about Lawrence music events & bands. For more information you can visit: http://www.iheartlocalmusic.com

Fally Afani joins us to share music and information from bands playing, I Heart Local Music’s – Day Party, at Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street with: The People’s Punk Band, Dean Monkey & the Dropouts, Toughies, Major Games, and Real Adults.

Fally Afani, started I Heart Local Music in 2008. This is the 4th year for the I Heart Local Music – Day Party at Middle of the Map Fest.

10:41

8. The People’s Punk Band – “Immolation”
from: Immolation – Single / Independent / March 17, 2015
[5-piece band from Emporia and Lawrence, Kansas, with: Tim Mohn, Jimmy Kegin, Ean Kessler, James Ehlers, and Jason Meier. Featuring Gregg Todt on drums, “Immolation” was recorded and mixed by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab and mastered by Kliph Scurlock. More info at: http://peoplespunkband.bandcamp.com/%5D[The People’s Punk Band play the, I Heart Local Music’s – Day Party, at Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street with: Dean Monkey & the Dropouts, Toughies, Major Games, and Real Adults.]

10:48

9. 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.][Major Games play the, I Heart Local Music’s – Day Party, at Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street with: The People’s Punk Band, Toughies, Dean Monkey & the Dropouts, and Real Adults.]

10:56

10. Toughies – “What Are Hands For (radio edit)”
from: Tough Enough EP / Independent / September 25, 2015
[4-piece, Lawrence, band formed in 2015 by, Brad Girard, Joe Gronniger, Caroline Lohrenz and Carl Smith.][Toughies play the, I Heart Local Music’s – Day Party, at Middle of The Map Fest, Saturday, May 7, at 2:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee Street with: The People’s Punk Band, Major Games, Dean Monkey & the Dropouts, and Real Adults.]

Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, Fally Afani, and Stephanie Williams on the May 4, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, Fally Afani, and Stephanie Williams on the May 4, 2016 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Interview with Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, & Stephanie Williams

11. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Heavy Days”
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with their longtime engineer Duane Trower, the band supplemented guitar, vocal and percussive layers; auxiliary instrumentation from blues pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (Danielle Nicole Band) and jazz trombonist Ryan Heinlein (The Project H); production from Paul Malinowski; and mastering at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky.][Katy Guillen & the Girls will be celebrating the hometown release of their latest album “Heavy Days” on Saturday, May 21 at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St.]

11:04

Katy Guillen and The Girls are one of the hardest working bands in the MidCoastal region. In addition to their ambitious touring schedule, the trio were finalists at the 2014 International Blues Challenge; they’ve appeared at Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Cruise, and the International Montreal Jazz Festival; and last fall, they opened for The Doobie Brothers in San Diego. Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, & Stephanie Williams, join us to share music from their new album, “Heavy Days” to be released on June 24. Katy Guillen and The Girls will play a special “Heavy Days” Release Show, Saturday, May 21, at 8:30 PM, with Mikal Shapiro, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, KCMO.

The trio’s sophomore effort signals a new chapter for a band. “I think it’s a bold rock/blues album, and I hope people enjoy some of the variety we’ve added to this one in comparison to the last one,” says songwriter and guitarist Guillen. “Heavy Days” will be released in partnership with VizzTone Label Group and the band’s new independent record label, KG&G Records.

While their 2014 self titled debut established the trio’s rawness and musical proficiency, “Heavy Days” illustrates Katy Guillen & the Girls’ maturity as a band. Their tightly woven compositions are sharp and salient, accentuated by a strong focus on production value. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with their longtime engineer Duane Trower. The band supplemented guitar, vocal and percussive layers; auxiliary instrumentation from blues pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (Danielle Nicole Band) and jazz trombonist Ryan Heinlein (The Project H); production from Paul Malinowski; and mastering at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky.

11:13

12. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Waking Up From You”
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with their longtime engineer Duane Trower, the band supplemented guitar, vocal and percussive layers; auxiliary instrumentation from blues pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (Danielle Nicole Band) and jazz trombonist Ryan Heinlein (The Project H); production from Paul Malinowski; and mastering at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky.][Katy Guillen & the Girls will be celebrating the hometown release of their latest album “Heavy Days” on Saturday, May 21 at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St.]

The show at Knuckleheads will be the first and only opportunity to pick up a CD copy of “Heavy Days” before its worldwide release on June 24. A music video from the title track, directed by Jetpack Pictures, will premiere on 90.9 The Bridge’s website.

Doors for the May 21 show open at 7:00 p.m. Mikal Shapiro and the Musical will start at 8:30, with Katy Guillen & the Girls to follow around 10 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 at tinyurl.com/heavydaysreleaseshow , or $13 at the door.

One of the side projects of Katy Guillen & The Girls is, Quirk & Ruckus, that features Katy Guillen and Claire Adams. Quirk & Ruckus play Middle of The Map Fest, TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 4, at Westport Saloon at 8:30 pm. also on that stge are: Rosevelt Dime, Julian Davis and The Hay-Burners , Cowgirl’s Train,Nicholas St James, and Ovaries-eez.

Katy Guillen and The Girls will play a special “Heavy Days” Release Show, Saturday, May 21, at 8:30 PM, with Mikal Shapiro, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St, Kansas City, Mo. More information at: http://www.kgandthegirls.com

11:24

13. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Don’t Need Anyone”
from: Heavy Days / VizzTone Label Group and KG&G Records / June 24, 2016
[Katy Guillen on guitar & vocals, Claire Adams on bass & vocals, & Stephanie Williams on drums. Recorded at Weights and Measures Soundlab with their longtime engineer Duane Trower, the band supplemented guitar, vocal and percussive layers; auxiliary instrumentation from blues pianist Mike “Shinetop” Sedovic (Danielle Nicole Band) and jazz trombonist Ryan Heinlein (The Project H); production from Paul Malinowski; and mastering at Black Lab Mastering in Louisville, Kentucky.][Katy Guillen & the Girls will be celebrating the hometown release of their latest album “Heavy Days” on Saturday, May 21 at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester St.]

11:28 – Underwriting

Stephanie Williams, Claire Adams, Katy Guillen, Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, and Jerad Tomasino on the May 4, 2016, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Stephanie Williams, Claire Adams, Katy Guillen, Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, and Jerad Tomasino on the May 4, 2016, Wednesday MidDay Medley.

14. HMPH! – “Cap-n Cats”
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]

11:34 – Interview with Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, and Dee Mac AKA Devon McCollum

Ryan Lee Toms & Jonathan Thatch, members of KC based, HMPH are back on the show join us share information about the band’s upcoming Midwest Tour that kicks off on Monday, May 9th, at miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO. They also brought along their new drummer, Dee Mac AKA Devon McCollum

The band is going back on the road. 8 shows, in 8 days, in 8 different cities.

miniBar May 9
Des Moines May 10
Minneapolis May 11
Ames Iowa May 12
Iowa City May 13
Evansville Indiana May 14
Indeapolis Indiana May 15
Mount Olive May 16

KC based, HMPH! is a math-rock band infusing drums, guitar, looping pedal and effects, to create a huge booming beautiful, complex sound of patterns and riffs and melody. Their debut full-length “Headrush” was released on limited edition cassette in April, 2015. The band’s debut was recorded by Dedric Moore of Monta at Odds. Nanci Lee Ayala Rush designed their album cover. More information at: http://www.haymakerrecords.net/hmph

Ryan Lee Toms is also known for his musical recordings as RLT, an experimental / Dance / Electronic Band consisting of Ryan Lee Toms and John Bersuch, recording on RUSTY RECORDS with: Loop heavy electronic psych-rock with intense rhythmic backgrounds. RLT relies heavily on spastic electronic loops and intense drum rhythm. At times it can sound swirly and fun and others dark and gritty, all while driving a complex under rhythm that can change frantically. RLT is a long ever changing project.

Jonathan has also a farmer and gardener at Shade Tree Collective, an urban farm on 33rd Street with his wife Rachel Hogan

11:43

15. HMPH! – “Sghetti Sauce”
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]

11:47 – Interview with Jerad Tomasino

Jerad Tomasino is originally from Omaha Nebraska. He is a singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He studied Music Composition at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Jerad was a member of the band Everyday/Everynight, and was cofounder of The Crossroads Summer block Party and Golden Sounds Records. Jerad is currently working on a new solo album and is a member of the band, Fullbloods.

Jerad is also curator and creator of a new event, “The Hit Television Series” a weeklyly listening party at miniBar, 3810 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO. celebrating the album in its long-playing capacity. For the inaugural episode on Monday, May 9, at 4:00 pm, Jerad welcomes Konnor Ervin of Shy Boys, and The ACB’s. More information at: http://www.minibarkc.com

Jerad Tomasino, thanks for being with us today on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Related events:

High Dive Records – Showcase at Mills Record Company, 314 Westport Road Thursday, May 5, for Middle of the Map Fest, with: Psychic Heat from 6:00 to 6:45, The Conquerors from 7:00 to 7:45, and Shy Boys from 8:00 to 8:45 pm.

Fullbloods play Middle of the Map Fest TONIGHT at Californos Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave. with Sharks In The Deep End,Via Luna, Atlas, and Captiva.

Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM – DAY PARTY at Middle of The Map Fest, on Sat, May 7, at 2:00 pm The Tank Room, with Riala, Ivory Black, Red Kate, Heidi Lynn Gluck, and The Roseline.

The Middle of The Map Fest: Wed, May 4 to Saturday, May 7, with over 120 bands playing this year not only in Westport, but also in The Crossroads and Downtown Kansas City. More info at: http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

11:57:00

16. Fullbloods – “Money”
from: Mild West / High Dive Records / February 26, 2016
[Second full length release from Fullbloods: Ross Brown; Jared Tomasino; David Seume; and Bill Pollock. Recorded at Westend Studios in Kansas City, Kansas by Mike Nolte. Mixed by Fullbloods. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering. (Starfucker, Of Montreal).][Fullbloods play Middle of the Map Fest TONIGHT at Californos Patio, 4124 Pennsylvania Ave. with Sharks In The Deep End,Via Luna, Atlas, and Captiva.]

11:59:30

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

Next week, May 11, Marion Merritt returns as Guest Producer, with music from Holy Wave, Gweeno, Quilt, Helios, Ray Lamontagne, Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, Adnan Othman, Ebo Taylor, Tortoise, Baby Grandmothers, Lifetones and more. Plus, Til Willis joins us live in our 90.1 FM Studios.

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

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