#641 – August 3, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Joshua Allen of Various Blonde +
Revolution Records with Steve Rector & Promise Clutter
+ Sterling Witt

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. The Philistines – “Get Inside”
from: The Backbone of 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 The Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10, at The Living Room for The Record Machine Showcase with B R O T H E R, Spirit is The Spirit., Westerners, and Various Blonde.]

[Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen will be featured at Saturday Storytellers, at Ollie’s Local, 3044 Gillham Rd., KCMO hosted by Mudstomp Records, on Saturday, Aug 6, at 5:00 PM, with John Keck.]

10:08

3. Lovergurl – “Colorado Springs”
from: “Colorado Springs” – Single / Independent / March 9, 2016
[Inspired by the real life event on Friday, November 27, 2015 of a shooting and 6-hour siege at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that left 3 people dead, including a 44 year old policeman. One of 4 singles the band has digitally released. Words and Music by Lovergurl. Recorded and Mixed by Matt Epstein at Alchemie Audio, Olathe, KS. Kansas City based 4-piece band making music with a message, plays synth pop with hip hop and punk elements. Band members include: Stephanie Bankston on keys, Brook Worlledge on drums, Heather Andrews on guitar, and Adam Speer on bass. More info at http://www.lovergurl.bandcamp.com]

[Lovergurl plays miniBar, Thurday, August 4, with HMPH, Octopede, and Siamese.]
[Lovergurl plays Blind Tiger, Tuesday August 9. with Creature Power, Grey Watson and the Visions]
[Lovergurl plays Records With Merritt, Saturday, August 13, with Mind Galaxy, and Oxykitten]

4. PWR BTTM – “Projection”
from: Projection – Single / Father/Daughter Records / July 21, 2016
[PWR BTTM is an American queer punk duo composed of Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins, who met in 2013, while they were both attending Bard College in New York. The band was originally a trio, which played many shows at Bard College. They spent several months working together and developing their skills as a pair before playing their first show or releasing their first demo, Cinderella Beauty Shop (2014). The duo’s name is an alternative to the term “power bottom”, which is described by Fusion writer John Walker in a September 2015 article as “a receptive partner who eschews submission to play a dominant role during sex”, meaning that while someone is “bottoming”, they maintain the dominant power in a sexual interaction. Bruce and Hopkins both felt the name suited the group as a label of empowerment. “Projection is a song about feeling unqualified to be the way you see yourself because of the way other people see you, and how other people’s perception of your identity can warp your sense of self. It’s about being exhausted with the pressure of fitting in and throwing a shiny, glorious middle finger to those who doubt you.” – Ben Hopkins, PWR BTTM.]

10:15 – Underwriting

10:17

5. Wilco – “Locator”
from: Schmilco / Anti Records / September 9, 2016
[The album’s name is a nod to the Harry Nilsson album Nilsson Schmilsson. The upcoming tenth studio album from the Chicago based band that was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of the group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar’s departure. Wilco’s lineup changed frequently during its first decade, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the lineup has been unchanged, consisting of Tweedy, Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboard player Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco have previously released nine studio albums, a live double album, and four collaborations: 3 with Billy Bragg and 1 with The Minus 5.]

[Wilco play Kansas City on Tuesday, August 16, at CrossroadsKC, with William Tyler]

6. The Conquerors – “I Don’t Know”
from: Wyld Time / High Dive Records / August 26, 201p6
[The first single from the first full length album from Kansas City based Rock & Roll band. Rory Cameron on guitar & vocals, Vince Lawhon on guitar & vocals, Jim Button on drums, Jake Cardwell on percussion, Quentin Schmidt on bass & vocals. All songs written by Rory Cameron, performed by The Conquerors. Recorded and mixed by Vincent Lawhon with additional help from Adam McGill at Element Recording Studios. Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering in Portland, Oregon. More info at: http://theeconquerors.bandcamp.com%5D

[The Conquerors play The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway Street, KCMO, TONIGHT, August 3, opening for BRONCHO with Billy Changer.]

7. Regina Spektor – “Bleeding Heart”
from: Remember Us to Life (Deluxe) / Sire Records / September 30, 2016
[Lead single from the upcoming 7th studio album by singer-songwriter Regina Spektor who was born in the Soviet Union where she began classical training on the piano at the age of 6. When she was 9 years old, her family emigrated to the United States where she continued her classical training into her teenage years; she began to write original songs shortly thereafter. After self-releasing her first three records and gaining popularity in New York City’s independent music scenes, particularly the anti-folk scene centered on New York City’s East Village, Spektor signed with Sire Records in 2004 where she began achieving greater mainstream recognition. Spektor married singer-songwriter Jack Dishel in 2011. Formerly a guitarist with the band the Moldy Peaches, Dishel is a member of the band Only Son and duets with Spektor in the song “Call Them Brothers”. On January 23, 2014, Spektor announced her pregnancy on Facebook. The couple announced the birth of a son in March 2014.]

8. Rev Gusto – “Can’t Control”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 2, 2015
[Debut full length album, released on vinyl. Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums.]

[Rev Gusto play Revolution Records 1 Year Anniversary – 1st Friday Blow Out Party, Fri, Aug 5, at 7pm w/ RLT, Approach, The Ovaries-eez, Vacation House, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Sterling Witt]

10:30 – Interview with Steve Rector & Promise Clutter + Sterling Witt

Revolution Records Kansas City, at 1830 Locust St. in the Crossroads, opened on First Friday, last August 2015. In celebration of Revolution Records first year they will host a One Year Anniversary – 1st Friday Blow Out Party, Fri, Aug 5, at 7pm w/ RLT, Approach, The Ovaries-eez, Vacation House, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, and Sterling Witt. Here to share all the details is the owner of Revolution Records, Steve Rector along with Promise Clutter.

Steve Rector & Promise Clutter, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Revolution Records at 1830 Locust in the Crossroads was formerly Zebedees RPM on West 39th Street. Moving a record store is no small job, Steve Rector & Promise Clutter talked about moving thousands of records.

Revolution Records at 1830 Locust St is formerly the last location of the Midwestern Musical Company, a business that served musicians and music lovers and that host live music on every first Friday

One Year Anniversary – 1st Friday Blow Out Party, Fri, Aug 5, at 7pm

All ages.

The Jerusalem Cafe Food Truck which will be parked out front

7:00- RLT
7:30- Approach
8:00 – The Ovaries-ees
8:30- Vacation House
9:00 – Rev Gusto
9:30 – Freight Train Rabbit Killer
10:00 – Sterling Witt

Featured visual artist of the month will be Sterling Witt.

In a piece written for the Johnson Country Library website, Bryan Voell wrote, “Melodic and aggressive, abrasive and pretty, political and universal, the music of Sterling Witt has many starting points.” Since 2004 Sterling has released 5 full-length albums, an EP and several singles. Sterling Witt’s newest album, Satyagraha, (Sa tea yah gra ha) was recorded by the legendary producer, Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, Illinois, with Sterling’s 3-piece band Jesse Gilpin on drums, Davy Langerak on the bass, and himself on guitar and vocals.

Sterling Witt, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:42

9. Sterling Witt – “Make It”
from: Satyagraha / Grand River Records / October 17, 2015
[Produced by Steve Albini in Chicago. Sterling Witt on vocals & guitar, Davy Langerak on bass, Jesse Gilpin on drums. Satyagraha, is loosely translated as “insistence on truth” or “holding on to truth” (satya “truth”; agraha “insistence”), a particular philosophy and practice within the nonviolent resistance or civil resistance. The term satyagraha was coined and developed by Mahatma Gandhi. He deployed satyagraha in the Indian independence movement. Satyagraha theory influenced Nelson Mandela’s struggle in South Africa under apartheid, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaigns during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and many other social justice and similar movements]

Sterling Witt is an artist who lives in Missouri, and sometimes lives in the East Crossroads of Kansas City and sometimes at the Art Farm near Freeman, Missouri (about 45 min south of KC). The Art Farm is Sterling’s creative space where he creates music and art.

Sterling has said that “The reason behind making music or visual art is the same for me and somewhat unexplainable as to why I do one or the other. It would be like asking someone why did they get a drink of water.”

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

Revolution Records One Year Anniversary – 1st Friday Blow Out Party, is this Friday, August 5, at 7:00 pm with RLT, Approach, The Ovaries-eez, Vacation House, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, and Sterling Witt.

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

10:55

10. Freight Train Rabbit Killer – “Alligators & Crocodiles”
from: Freight Train Rabbit Killer / Rural Grit Records / 2013
[Freight Train Rabbit Killer is a collaboration between Freight Train – Kristopher Bruders of Cadillac Flambe’ and Rabbit Killer – Mark Smeltzer of Rural Grit. More info at: http://freighttrainrabbitkiller.com.%5D

[Freight Train Rabbit Killer, play Revolution Records 1 Year Anniversary – 1st Friday Blow Out Party, Fri, Aug 5, at 7pm w/ RLT, Rev Gusto, Approach, The Ovaries-eez, Vacation House, and Sterling Witt]

11. Approach – “Chief feat. Miles Bonny”
from: Make-Out With Violence / Datura Records / October 15, 2013

[Approach plays Revolution Records 1 Year Anniversary – 1st Friday Blow Out Party, Fri, Aug 5, at 7pm w/ RLT, Rev Gusto, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, The Ovaries-eez, Vacation House, Sterling Witt]

11:00 – Station ID

12. Lincoln Marshall – “Dirt”
from: Weight [EP] / Datura Records / June 8, 2015
[We played “Water” their newest release, a few weeks ago, with Fally Afani. This was the first single from Approach and Milkdrop that came out last summer. Over a long stretch of years of work, Approach and MilkDrop individually, as Emcees, have cemented their status amongst a long list of acts to accomplish great things from the Midwest region. In a new era and breed of hip hop performers many say their brand of music is dying off. In order to rekindle the flame that is the foundation in which they believe in they banded together as one force in the form of, Lincoln Marshall. Written By: MilkDrop & Approach. Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By: Aikido Bray.]

[Approach plays Revolution Records 1 Year Anniversary – 1st Friday Blow Out Party, Fri, Aug 5, at 7pm w/ RLT, Rev Gusto, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, The Ovaries-eez, Vacation House, Sterling Witt]

13. Amy Marcus – “I Would Be The One”
from: Brave / Independence / May 19, 2016
[Kansas City based singer songwriter has I’ve writing songs since she was 4 years old. 26 years later, she got the opportunity to recored an EP with Serve Productions and was able to release her debut EP that includes: Casey Sheets on electric & upright bass, Nick Siegel on keys & grand piano, Kevin Rogers on electric & acoustic guitar, and Brandon Graves on drums.]

[Amy Marcus will open for John Statz TONIGHT, August 3, at 7:00 pm at 101 West 65th Street, KCMO presented by Money Wolf Music.]

14. BRONCHO – “Señora Borealis”
from: Double Vanity / Independent / April 8, 2016
[Indie rock band based in Norman, Oklahoma, formed in 2010. The current lineup consists of Ryan Lindsey on guitar and vocals, Ben King on guitar, Penny Pitchlynn on bass and Nathan Price on drums. Their debut album Can’t Get Past the Lips, originally came out in 2011 and was rereleased by Fairfax Recordings in 2013. Broncho released their second album Just Enough Hip to Be Woman on September 16, 2014 on Dine Alone Records. The album received generally favorable reviews from the music press. The band’s song “It’s On” was played over the closing credits of “Females Only,” the first episode of the third season of the HBO series Girls. “Try Me Out Sometime” was used in an advertisement for HBO Now and Movie 43. The track “Class Historian” was used in a commercial featuring Kate Hudson for her Fabletics brand of women’s athletic clothing. “Class Historian” also appears on the soundtrack for Vacation.]

[BRONCHO play The Riot Room, 4048 Broadway Street, KCMO, TONIGHT, August 3, with The Conquerors, and Billy Changer.]

11:15 – Underwriting

11:17 – Interview with Joshua Allen

15. Various Blond – “All Bases Covered”
from: All Bases Covered / The Record Machine / September 16, 2016
[Alternative experimental progressive rock funk pop progressive psychedelic from KC based band. Produced by Adam Mcgill, written by Joshua Allen. More info at: http://www.variousblonde.bandcamp.com]

Multi-instrumentalist, Joshua Allen of the Kansas City based band Various Blonde joins us to share information about his band’s newest album, ALL BASES COVERED, that will be released by The Record Machine, on September 16, 2016. Various Blonde have been recording and releasing music since 2008. Various Blonde was conceived by Joshua Allen in 2008 and has opened for numerous national acts, Russian Circles, Murder By Death, Matt Pryor, and Electric Sixx. Various Blonde includes Joshua Allen on guitar & vocals, Adam Mcgill on guitar, Evanjohn Mcintosh on bass, Mark Lomas on drums.

Various Blonde will play the Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday September 10.
Various Blonde play The Dubliner KC Saturday, August 6, at 9:00 PM.

Joshua Allen Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Joshua Allen grew up in Kansas City

Various Blonde Discography:

The Business Years (EP) – February 20, 2011

The Dirty News (EP) – December 11, 2012

Blind Samurai (EP) – February 4, 2013 produced by Adam Mcgill

Sweet Tooth (Single) – July 29, 2014

Summer High (Debut album) – July 29, 2014

All Bases Covered (Album) The Record Machine – September 16, 2016

11:28

16. Various Blond – “Indigo Children”
from: All Bases Covered / The Record Machine / September 16, 2016
[Alternative experimental progressive rock funk pop progressive psychedelic from KC based band. Produced by Adam Mcgill, written by Joshua Allen. Various Blonde was conceived 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, Adam Mcgill on guitar, Evanjohn Mcintosh on bass, Mark Lomas on drums. More info at: http://www.variousblonde.bandcamp.com]

[Various Blonde will play the Crossroads Music Fest, on Saturday September 10.]
[Various Blonde play The Dubliner KC Saturday, August 6, at 9:00 PM.]

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

11:45

17. Lauren Anderson – “What Good Is a Bad Boy”
from: What Good is A Bad Boy – Single / Independent / August 1, 2016
[Lauren Anderson is originally from Chicago. She first started performing solo gigs around Kansas City after completing her masters in music therapy, from The University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson is the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson released her critically acclaimed debut, full length album, Truly Me August 23, 2015 ]

[Lauren Anderson plays the Tonic Room in Chicago on Friday, August 5]

18. Kasey Rausch – “My Piney Wood Home”
from: Guitar in Hand / Mudstomp Records / November 21, 2014
[Guitar in Hand is the third solo release from KC based singer-songwriter Kasey Rausch. With Mikal Shapiro she hosts/produces RIVER TRADE RADIO Sunday mornings at 9am, on 90.1 FM. Kasey Rausch plays with The Naughty Pines. She also performs and tours with Marco Pascolini as The Country Duo.]

[The Country Duo (Kasey Rausch & Marco Pascolini) play Otherlands Coffee Bar in Memphis, Tennessee, Saturday, August 13, at 8:00 pm. The Country Duo have been invited by the legendary Sun Studio (recording home to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis) to film an episode for the PBS Sun Studio Sessions. The duo will return to Memphis, TN on August 13 for a special public concert at Otherlands before filming the television show live in Sun Studio on August 14, 2016. This comes after The Country Duo made an impromptu recording at the historic studio in March of 2016. Look for the 45 RPM vinyl to be released this Fall. The 8th season of the PBS Sun Studio Sessions will begin airing on PBS across the US in the Spring of 2017 ]

11:56:45

19. Jim Earle – “Seems Like Yesterday”
from: Out of the Shadows / Cold Water Night Music / May 20, 2016
[Jim was born a fifth generation Kansan, from Beloit, in North Central Kansas. At age 18 he got serious about writing and playing music. His love of music led him to live in Nashville in the late 90’s, where he had the chance to meet other writers. A former union carpenter, he now is a full-time musician and writer, for Cold Winter Night Music and Publishing. Jim and his wife, Karen, reside north of Lawrence, Kansas.]

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

Next week, August 10 the band The Uncouth join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios, plust musician, artist, poet Jason Sierra will share original poetry and music.

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

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