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, June 15, 2016
“The MidCoast Sound”
Hunky-Dory MidCoastal Releases of 2016…So Far
+ Shaun Crowley + Jesse Kates + Marion Merritt + Nico Gray
Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, for 12 years she has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain. For over a decade and more, Marion has joined us for every on-air fund drive to help us raise funds, donate money, and give us priceless photographs, and valuable coupons for “Thank You Gifts.” Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. And is keeping the tradition of, female-owned, independent record stores, alive, on Westport Road. Record Stores that not only make available midcoastal releases from independent KC music labels, but also host multiple weekly in-store shows featuring area and touring bands.
Nico Gray a friend of the show, a longtime friend of mine, and a recent contributor to WMM as guest producer. Nico has been a performance artist, and writer, and has worked in Kansas City as an actor in multiple shows at The Kansas City Rep, Gorilla Theatre, and Actor’s Craft. Nico has also worked for The Midland Theatre, and Theatre League. He once worked at Limelight in Chicago Nico Gray is currently a marketing and advertising consultant and does a lot of work for Union Station. Rooted in KC, Nico grew with radio, learning to communicate through music and lyrical expression.
1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]
2. Your Friend – “Heathering”
from: Gumption / Domino Recording Co / January 29, 2016
[Debut full length release from Lawrence, Kansas based Taryn Blake Miller, who grew up in Winfield, Kansas, and wrote all of the songs on the album. Taryn sang lead vocals, and played guitar, bass, Juno, drums, loops, slide, & reel-to-reel; with Christopher Luxem on guitar, vocals & loops; Nathan Dixey on flute, 12-string, piano, Juno,; Nicolas Stahl on drums; Austin Swick on bass & vocals; Gabe Ws on OP guru, beat overdubs; Lindsey Kinsey on vocals. “Gumption” was produced by Nicolas Vernhes at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn. Vernhes has worked on albums by Animal Collective, Deerhunter, the War on Drugs, Dirty Projectors and Spoon. Domino Records is an independent record label whose roster includes Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors and Neutral Milk Hotel. Your Friend went on a US Tour in March and April. [Your Friend plays Manor Fest 2, June 18 at 9:30 ]
10:05 – Pledge Break #1
3. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “Humbucker”
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 joined us live on May 4.] [Katy Guillen & the Girls play Boulevardia, on Sunday, June 19, at 2:40 pm, in the historic West Bottoms, on the Qdoba Native Flavor Stage.]
4. Under The Big Oak Tree – “Stars Songs Faces (After Sandburg)”
from: Local Honey / Mudstomp Records / January 22, 2016
[Acoustic Folk, Country Roots from St Joseph, Missouri band formed by: Kristin Hamilton, Doug “Sluggo” Ward, and Simon Fink. More info at: http://www.UnderTheBigOakTree.net/ Under The Big Oak Tree play multiple showcases at this year’s Folk Alliance International, including The MudStomp Records Fri, Feb 19.]
5. Andrew Foshee – “I Am Too Old (For You)”
from: Corvair / Independent / April 1, 2016
[Produced by Joel Nanos and Andrew Foshee. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. Music and lyrics by Andrew Foshee. Performed by Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band. Andrew Foshee: guitars, lead vocals; Brian James: bass, backing vocals; Phil Spencer: drums, beers. Additional musical contributions from: Mike Stover: pedal steel; Dan Loftus: piano, keys; Christine Grossman: violins and violas on Jesus Christ; Nick Howell: trumpet; Mike Walker: trombone; Marshall Tinnermeier: saxophone; Paris Young: background vocals on The Fight; Coleen Dieker: violin and background vocals on I Am Too Old (For You). Album artwork and layout by: Nanci Lee Ayala Rush at ladymagicunicorn.com] [Andrew Foshee and his Gosh Darn band joined us live on March 30.]
10:21 – Pledge Break #2
10:29 – Underwriting
6. YUNGUNKL – “I Wanna Be In The Band”
from: “I Wanna Be In The Band” – Single / Independence / February 27, 2016
[Garage Rock from St. Joseph, MO, more info at: https://yungunkl.bandcamp.com%5D [YUNGUNKL plays ManorFest June 18, at 5:00 pm at The Shawnee Manor.]
10:34 – Interview with Shaun Crowley
Shaun Crowley is a member of the band KC based band, Momma’s Boy, he is formerly the guitarist for Rev Gusto. He is classically trained and has been enrolled in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Shaun works at Mills Record Company and is the founder of Manor Fest 2, a local music festival in a basement of The Shawnee Manor, in Shawnee, Kansas, June 17 and June 18.
NIGHT 1 features: No Magic, Arc Flash, BLKFLNL, The Noise FM, Toughies, Fullbloods, Shy Boys, and Momma’s Boy.
NIGHT 2 features: YUNGUNKL, One of You, Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type, Scabb, Westerners, Spirit is the Spirit, Your Friend, Dreamgirl, Real Adults, and Scruffy & the Janitors.
The festival in a basement also includes: a raffle to win a “merch prize pack” each night, local business booths to get in touch with the community, and beer & burgers.
Manor Fest 2, a local music festival in a basement of The Shawnee Manor, in Shawnee, Kansas, June 17 and June 18.
7. BLKFLANL – “Keep Me Safe”
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 ManorFest June 17, at 8:00 pm at The Shawnee Manor.]
10:48 – Pledge Break #3
8. Mat Shoare – “I Yi Yi”
from: Mirror Music no. 1 / Independent / January 26, 2016
[Mat Shoare followed up his critically acclaimed 3rd full length release of 2015, Right As Rain, with this new 4-song EP. Mat has also released several EPs with his band The Empty Spaces, who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Garage Band.]
9. The Sexy Accident – “I’m Going To Love Your New Boyfriend”
from: Champagne Babycakes / Independent / To Be Released Sumer/Fall, 2016
[The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar and vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, and Jamie Lin on voice. They’ve released over 60 songs on five albums and three EPs and are planning to release their sixth album, Champagne Babycakes, as a card game! The new record includes 12 songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk, and A game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider, and instructions by human bandleader Jesse Kates.]
11:00 – Station ID
11:00 – Interview with Jesse Kates
The Sexy Accident is a pop band from Kansas City. The band’s founder, Jesse Kates, joins us to talk about his band’s sixth album, Champagne Babycakes, that will be released as a card game! The new record includes 12 songs, produced by Seattle legend Steven Henry Fisk, and a game deck of 45 cards being designed by Gavin Snider.
The Sexy Accident doesn’t do normal. Their last record is a 9” x 9” square, 48-page, cloth-covered, foil-stamped hardback book.
Now they’re gonna release our sixth album, Champagne Babycakes, as a card game!
Your objective: finish the album. Build a lineup and play songs. Dodge amp failures, soccer leagues and day jobs to outscore your opponents!
Each copy of Champagne Babycakes includes:
A game deck of 45 cards designed by Gavin Snider
Totally intelligible instructions by human bandleader Jesse Kates
Twelve playful, punchy songs produced by Seattle legend Steve Fisk
Liner notes with complete lyrics
You’ll also get a hi-resolution download of the songs (or mp3s if you prefer.)
Here’s the first song!
The current line up consist of: Jesse Kates on guitar and vocals, Ramone Hall on drums, and Jamie Lin on vocals.
The Sexy Accident You can help them make Champagne Babycakes a reality by contributing to their IndieGoGo campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/champagne-babycakes#/
10. Nicholas St. James – “Go Anywhere”
from: THEATRES / Independent / February 22, 2016
[Debut album for Lawrence based vaudeville-folk-troubadour who is more a throwback to Vaudeville than the Dust Bowl. Blogger Brian Clifton writes, “Nicholas St. James blends together old and new to create a sound as distinct as its stage show. St. James mixes folk, blues, vaudevillian drama, and country together.” Based in Lawrence, Kansas, by way of St. Louis, Missouri, Nicholas is an authentic Midwestern folk musician, and credits Tom Waits as the missing link in his own musical formation.] [Nicholas St. James plays Boulevardia, on Saturday, June 18, at 9:05 pm, in the historic West Bottoms, on the Greenville Acoustic Stage.]
11. The Ovaries-eez – “Vagabond”
from: I Saw You in My Dream / Whatever Forever / March 18, 2016
[The Ovaries-eez debut full length was recorded & mastered by John Griffin at Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library and released on Whatever Forever. Guitar and vocals by Monica George and Johni Lacore and Amber Hansen on vocals.]
12. The Quivers – “I Gotta Go”
from: Sugar Tease / Independent / released March 4, 2016
[Follow up to the band’s full length debul recording, Hot Young Mess, from March, 2014. The band has also released to EPs. The Quivers are: Terra Skaggs on vocals & bass, Todd Grantham on vocals & organ, Bernie Dugan on drums, and Gary Parades on guitar. The album also features special guests: Kyle Dahlquist on trumpet & trombone, and Jesse Howes on saxophone. Recorded, mixed & mastered at Weights and Measures Soundlab by Duane Trower.] [The Quivers play Davey’s Uptown, Friday June 24, with Bike Power, and Americana-Na]
11:16 – Pledge Break #4
13. The Philistines – “1971”
from: Backbone of the Night / The Record Machine / June 4, 2016
[Kimmie Queen on lead vocals, Cody Wyoming on lead guitar & vocals, Rod Peal on guitar; Michelle Bacon on bass & vocals, Josh Mobley on keyboard, Steve Gardels on drums. Recorded & mixed w/ Paul Malinowski at Massive Sound Studios & mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering.] [The Philistines play an album release show in Lawrence, KS, at Replay, Thurs, June 23, w/ Magnet School, and Stiff Middle Fingers.]
14. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds – “I Promise I Will”
from: It’s 4 A.M. Somewhere! / Independent / April 8, 2016
[KC based trio with Chris Meck on lead guitar & vocals, Michelle Bacon on drums, and Calandra Ysquierdo on bass guitar & vocals.]
15. Hipshot Killer – “Too Far”
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.]
11:32 – Pledge Break #5
16. Red Kate – “Heart of the City”
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 played Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 90.1 FM – DAY PARTY at Middle of The Map Fest.]
17. The UK’s – “Waxwings”
from: Bad Seed / Independent / April 23, 2016
[Kansas City based 4-piece band The UK’s (formerly Uncountable Kings) formed in 2010 by Noah Bartelt on lead vocals & guitar, Zak Norton on drums, Scott Combs on guitar & vocals, and Alex Norris on bass guitar. the UK’s are releasing their first full length album, “Bad Seed”.] [The UKs play Davey’s Uptown, 3402 Main, Saturday, June 18, ay 8:00 pm with Alice Sweet Alice and Benevox.]
18. Rae Fitzgerald – “Jackyl”
from: Popular Songs For Wholesome Families / Independent / June 3, 2016
[The third album from Columbia, Missouri based singer songwriter Rae Fitzgerald. Recorded at Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, MO, and Good Danny’s in Austin, TX, between October 2014 and September 2015. Engineered and produced by Lucas Oswald of Shearwater/Minus Story/Appleseed Cast/Old Canes/Hospital Ships. Mastered by Carl Saff. ] [Rae Fitzgerald plays Records With Merritt on Thursdatm June 16, at 8:00 pm, with Tidy Hippy and Colin Halliburton.]
11:45 – Underwriting
11:47 – Pledge Break #6
19. Teri Quinn – “Among The Pines”
from: Moons and Meltdowns / Independent / April 17, 2016
[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.]
20. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
Next week, on June 22 we present a special show called: “Rock and Roll and Art” with special guest Ryan Wilks who joins us to discuss Gender Treason his exhibition opening in July at Leedy Voulkos Gallery. Ryan will paint the radio show live! Also joining us is writer Jen Harris who will share words and spirit.
Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org
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