#642 – August 10, 2016 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Uncouth + Chico Sierra + American Slim

WMM081019

10:00

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

2. Car Seat Headrest – “Fill in the Blank”
from: Teens of Denial / Matador / May 20, 2016
[Originally a started as a solo recording project by 24 year old, Will Toledo, in Leesburg, Virginia. Toledo chose the name “Car Seat Headrest” after recording the vocals of his first albums in the back seat of his car, for privacy. Car Seat Headrest released 12 albums on Bandcamp. Toledo’s production has gradually grown less lo-fi, but he still remains an effective example of the DIY ethic. Toledo saw a large influx of new fans with his 2011 release Twin Fantasy, which has become the most popular of his self-released albums. In September 2015, Car Seat Headrest announced on his Facebook page that he had signed an album deal with Matador Records. In October 2015, Car Seat Headrest released the compilation album, Teens of Style under the label. This was his first album that was not self-released via Bandcamp. The new album, Teens of Denial, was created with traditional studio processes. Car Seat Headrest is currently on tour presenting material from their latest album Teens of Denial as a full band.]

3. The Royal Furs – “Can’t Catch Me”
from: Can’t Catch Me / / June 19, 2016
[Fuzzed out psychedelic dance rock from Columbia, MO. Tracks were recorded by Mike Danger at Seasick Studios and mixed and mastered by Jeff Mueller. Ruth Acuff on lead vocals, Mike Danger on guitar & vocals, Diggy Splash on drums, Josh Wrong on bass & vocals. Aarik Danielsen, of the Columbia Daily Tribune writes, “The members of The Royal Furs, who have been heard in other contexts, clearly are having a blast together. The band’s sound has a libertine glee to it that is true to the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. What’s more, Acuff’s strong presence and the sheer musicality of her bandmates provides something fresh and energizing to find in each listen. This is woozy, rousing fun.”]

4. Wild Beasts – “Big Cat”
from: Boy King / Domino Recording Co / August 5, 2016
[Indie rock from the UK. They released their first single, “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants”, on Bad Sneakers Records in Nov. 2006, and then signed to Domino Records. They’ve released 4 acclaimed albums, Limbo, Panto (2008), Two Dancers (2009), Smother (2011), Present Tense (2014). In 2002, Queen Katherine School students Hayden Thorpe and Ben Little formed the duo Fauve, the French term for “wild beast”, and began writing songs. In January 2004, drummer Chris “Bert” Talbot and bassist Gareth “Gaz” Bullock, joined and the band’s name became Wild Beasts. The quartet recorded their eponymous demo EP in June 2004. In September 2005, the band relocated to Leeds and Tom Fleming replaced Bullock as full-time bassist.]

10:15

5. Tidy Hippy – “Death Accesssory”
from: Tidy Hippy EP / Independent / January 15, 2016
[Written, recorded, and produced by Hannah Copeland and Matthew Dunehoo. Tidy Hippy is a Kansas City based band formed by Hannah Copeland of KCUR 89.3 FM, and Matthew Dunehoo of Doris Henson, Baby Teardrops, and Loose Park. Hannah Copeland told Bryan Voell of the Johnson County Library, “Our songs usually start with a Matt playing a lick on his guitar at band practice. I will add a beat, and if the beat and melody feel right, we’ll keep jamming until we have made parts to a complete song. We usually add lyrics after we write our songs. My lyrics are mostly narrative, and Matt uses lots of wordplay with subtle themes. I wrote the lyrics to “Death Accessory,” an anthem calling lawmakers to allow Midwestern cities to make their own gun laws that fit the needs of their city, not their mostly rural state.. We sing together, separately, and in harmony.” Matthew Dunehoo added, in this same Johnson County Library website piece written by Btyan Voell, “Getting to practice in Hannah’s parents’ home has been an incredible luxury, especially after living in NYC and practicing in overpriced inhospitable 3’x3′ ovens. There’s always TP and her mom is an awesome cook. I always want to just crank tunes out willy-nilly without condemning them to death too soon. Hannah seems mostly on board.”]

[Tidy Hippy play The Bottleneck, TONIGHT, Wednesday, Aug 10, with Quiet Oaks, and Varma Cross]

6. Erik Voeks – “Your Condition”
from: Your Condition / Reasons – Single / Independent / August 1, 2016
[Erik tells us this release is part of a series where he is releasing a pair of songs on the first day of the month for six months. This was month #5. We have particiated each month, playing the song on the first week of the month. Erik Voeks is a KC based singer-songwriter. He has travelled the world as both a solo artist and as an accompanist. Written by by Erik Voeks. Produced by Erik Voeks & Patrick Hawley. Drums recorded by Matt Meyer @ The Thebeaudome. Everything else recorded at Sandusky Sound Co. Drums & percussion played by Patrick Hawley. Everything else played & sung by Erik Voeks. Thanks: Coleen, Mary, The Thebeaus, Troy Van Horn, Miss America.]

10:24 – Two bands playing Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10

7. Not A Planet – “My Train Is Coming”
from: The Few, The Proud, The Strange / Independent / May 10, 2013
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals.]

[Not A Planet play the Spirit of KC Fest, at CrossroadsKC, Froiday, August 12, with The Rainmakers, Yes You Are, Kangaroo Knife Fight, and Pink Royal!!!]

[Not A Planet play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

8. Michaela Anne – “Won’t Go Down”
from: Bright Lights and the Fame / Kingswood Records / May 13, 2016
[Recorded at Farmland Studio in Nashville, the follow up to her 2014 album, Ease My Mind singer-songwriter Michaela Anne recently relocated from Brooklyn to Nashville, Bright Lights and the Fame was produced by Dan Knobler, a guitarist who’d often performed live with Michaela Anne. He had run the successful Mason Jar Music audio-video company in Brooklyn before opening his Gooseland Palace studio in Nashville, where the album was mixed. When it was time to start recording, Michaela Anne and her band mates worked together in one room, cutting basic tracks live at Farmland. Michaela Anne told writer Michael Hill,“I was in New York for ten years and I still feel like a New Yorker in many ways,” Michaela Anne admits, “but a lot of things about New York were stressful for me. A lot of my more introspective, self-reflecting songs probably dominated my records because that was what was dominating my mind. Moving to Nashville was kind of a dream experience, almost like I was experiencing my younger days. It’s such a vibrant, intimate and creative community. People actually want to get together and play music together every day and write songs. You go out and see the same friends you saw the night before. You start to get to know people. You go to a local bar and see the songwriters who wrote George Strait’s biggest hits or you run into Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. You can’t help but be inspired and changed.”]

[Michaela Anne plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

10:30 – Underwriting

9. The Uncouth – “Same Old Story”
from: Jonesy’s War / Teenage Heart Distro /August 12, 2016
[Debut EP from KC based, modern American Oi! band formed in 2010. Cody Blanchard on lead vocals & guitar, CJ Wilson on lead guitar & vocals, Todd Rainey on drums, and Steve Gardels on bass. Recorded at Element Recording with Joel Nanos, Produced by Johnny Starke.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies, and The People’s Punk Band.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at recordBar, on Saturday, August 27, with Red Kate.]

Cody Blanchard, CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, and Steve Gardels, are the members of the Kansas City based, modern American Oi! band, The Uncouth. Last year The Uncouth released their first 7” single, “KC United” as part of the Too Much Rock Single Series. The band is now set to release their debut EP, Jonesy’s War, to be available on vinyl and digital download through Teenage Heart Distro. The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies, and The People’s Punk Band. The Uncouth also play a Record Release Show at recordBar, on Sat, Aug 27, with Red Kate.

CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, and Steve Gardels joined us live on Wednesday MidDay Medley. (Cody Blanchard was unable to be with us.)

The Uncouth are a modern American Oi! band, Oi! is an often misunderstood genre but is a passionate, working class music inspired by bands like The Clash and Blitz. The music is part of the variety of Punk sounds and scenes.

In the press materials for Jonesy’s War, it is written that “The Uncouth don’t play into genre cliches” and “with ringing guitar solos and songs about real life, they are a far cry from the tired march-a-longs and tough guy fairytales” that has watered-down the scene.

The Uncouth have been a band since 2010, and are part of Kansas City’s multiple Punk rock scenes.

The Uncouth made these recordings w/ Joel Nanos at Element Recording during fall 2015.

The record was produced by Johnny Starke, who is also the owner of Teenage Heart Records and serves as the band’s manager, and is a lover of music and this genre of music.

10:44

10. The Uncouth – “Madness on The Streets (Radio Edit)”
from: Jonesy’s War / Teenage Heart Distro /August 12, 2016
[Debut EP from KC based, modern American Oi! band formed in 2010. Cody Blanchard on lead vocals & guitar, CJ Wilson on lead guitar & vocals, Todd Rainey on drums, and Steve Gardels on bass. Recorded at Element Recording with Joel Nanos, Produced by Johnny Starke.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies, and The People’s Punk Band.]

[The Uncouth play a Record Release Show at recordBar, on Saturday, August 27, with Red Kate.]

Interview with The Uncouth

Steve Gardels, CJ Wilson, and Todd Rainey, joined us live on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Steve Gardels, CJ Wilson, and Todd Rainey, joined us live on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Cody Blanchard – lead vocals and guitar in The Uncouth. Also played in Go Generation. Cody serves as Head Camera Creep at KYR Photography, he is also a proud Dad.

CJ Wilson – lead guitar and vocals. With Cody he writes most of the band’s songs. He has also played with Cody Blanchard in the Ramones tribute band, Rockets To Russia.

Todd Rainey – drums. Todd is a music lover. He works in the Wine and beverage industry. He graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1988. Todd is also a dad.

Steve Gardels – bass guitar. Steve is also the drummer in The Philistines. He works in Media Center at Kansas City Art Institute. Steve is a “Fixer” at Gnarly Enterprises. He studied Digital Filmmaking and Photography-New Media at Kansas City Art Institute. Steve is from Omaha, Nebraska

The Uncouth – Jones’s War
Song by song Reviews by Jerry at Oi! Of America blog

http://www.oiofamerica.blogspot.com

“Madness On The Streets.”
– “rioting, chaos, and, well, madness occupying our streets with increasing frequency. Sonically, this song is a riot. Its full of machine gun drums, rocking rhythms, and sing-a-long choruses.

“Same Old Story.”
– “A song hitting kind of close to home. We all get older and at some point we find ourselves stuck in the rat race. After a while we all start to reminisce about days gone by. You may be stuck working your 5 day, 40 hour week, but your memories of the past won’t fade. They’re an oasis in the ominous desert of growing up.”

“Jonesy’s War,”
– “rounds out the first half of the record. A tune that tells the tale of a marine who is unable to forget his service and the war that he internalizes. For being a somewhat heavy song, it’s still rocking and packed with sing-a-long choruses. ”

“Got Me Wrong” and “Stand Up”
– “continue to showcase The Uncouth in all their street rock n roll glory.”

“Living Wage.”
– “thematically, something every working man or woman can fully understand. An ode to be being underpaid and the struggle that comes trying to make ends meet. Relatable in 2016 where the fashion of the day is to shit on the middle and working classes. How do you connect with an audience? Write heartfelt, genuine songs to which everyone can easily relate.”

The Uncouth’s first release was the 7″ single, “KC United”, part of the Too Much Rock Single Series.

Too Much Rock, a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, where he shares his photos & videos & comments of the live music shows he attends. Sid also posts podcasts! The Too Much Rock Single Series is a collection of 45 RPM singles that feature one original song with one cover song selected by Too Much Rock for the band. 500 limited edition copies are pressed and given to the band to sell as merchandise at shows and at local record stores. Schwervon!, Rev Gusto, and Josh Berwanger Band have all recorded for the Too Much Rock Single Series. More info at: http://www.toomuchrock.co

Jonesy’s War is for fans of The Clash, 4-Skins, Blitz, and Last Resort.

Jonesy’s War is a 6-song EP available on vinyl (limited edition colored vinyl available!) and digital download exclusively through Teenage Heart Records.

Jonesy’s War was manufactured in the USA on high quality vinyl, each order comes with a download card and packaged in a heavy jacket, full color inner sleeve, and a double sided lyrics sheet. This album is a piece of art! Available in Europe through Randale Records on grey marble wax, but we kept a few for our four packs which includes all three colors of Jonesy’s War and a super limited hand numbered test pressing.

CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, and Steve Gardels, thanks for being with us in Wednesday MidDay Medley.

10:54

11. The People’s Punk Band – “Soldier”
from: Soldier – 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. Recorded and mixed by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures Soundlab, mastered by Kliph Scurlock. More info at: http://www.peoplespunkband.bandcamp.com]

[The People’s Punk Band play The Uncouth Record Release Show at Josey Records, on Friday, August 12, with Plug Uglies.]

10:56 – Playing Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10

12. Heidi Lynne Gluck – “Mercury Rising”
from: Pony Show / Lotuspool Records / August 26, 2016
[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 Lynne Gluck plays 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

[Heidi Lynne Gluck will be with us LIVE on WMM in two weeks on August 24.]

11:01 – Station ID

13. Minden – “Sheila”
from: Sweet, Simple Things / Hit City U.S.A. / August 5, 2016
[Formed in Kansas City and now based in Portland Oregon, with Casey Burge on vocals & guitar & keys, Lia Gist on vocals, Ryan Johnson on drums & percussion, Papi Fimbres on percussion, Evan Houston on bass & guitar, James Taylor on guitar, and Dan Talmadge on synths & keys. All songs written by Casey Burge. Produced by Jeremy Sherrer. Recorded & mixed by Jeremy Sherrer at Ice Cream Party. Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters. All songs performed by Minden.]

11:04 – Interview with Chico Sierra

Chico Sierra plays live on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI.

Chico Sierra plays live on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI.

Artist, poet, musician, Chico Sierra joins us to discuss his first book of poems, Air Becomes Glass, though the POP POETRY series from Spartan Press & Prospero’s Books. Chico Sierra grew up in El Paso, Texas. He writes that he “began crossing borders, back and forth between Mexico and the United States.” Chico wrote that “oftentimes boarders are blurry.” Chico has has spent time living in Mexico, Canada, Germany and the Philippines. The cultures that Chico experienced in these countries, as well as the theme of blurring borders can be found in Chico’s art, poetry and music.

The Chico Sierra – POP Poetry book release will be Sat, Aug 27, at 7:00 pm at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO.

Chico Sierra, thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Chico uses different mediums of expression, working in commercial art, graphic design, illustration, painting, murals, screen printing, photography, writing, poetry and music.

To see Chico Sierra’s artwork, photography, writing, blog, music visit: http://www.chicosierra.com

Chico’s Life Timeline

1980 – March 15, born

1981 – Moved Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1991

1995 – started writing in high school Irvin High School, El Paso, Texas

1997 – Graduated from Irvin High School, El Paso, Texas

1998 – Traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Calgary, Alberta

2000 – Traveled to Cebu City, Philippines

2004 – Moved to Kansas City, Missouri

2010 – Traveled to San José, Costa Rica

2016 – Works as Head of Digital Marketing Spyn Studio Kansas City, Missouri

11:12

14. Chico Sierra – “Drop Like A Stone” (Live)
original song by Chico Sierra on vocals and acoustic guitar

[The Chico Sierra – POP Poetry book release will be Saturday, August 27, at 7:00 pm at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO.]

PIT Poetry Open Mic precedes the featured reading by Chico, from 7-8. Sign ups start at 6:30.

Chico’s featured reading will begin at 8:30 sharp, with a book signing party and poetic mixer after.

11:20

15. Jason Sierra – “Sometimes We Break” (Live)
original poem written and read by Chico Sierra from his new book, Air Becomes Glass

Chico wrote in his blog about the recent tragedy in Orlando and the murder of 49 people at Club Pulse
…“ I have never felt more accepted by any group of people as I have by the LGBT community. From middle school to now I have always had the support of a gay, lesbian, bi, transgender friend and without that acceptance I’m not sure I would have made it.”

11:22

16. Jason Sierra – “Coal Mine” (Live)
original song by Chico Sierra on vocals and acoustic guitar

Chico is a participant in The Latino Writer’s Collective

Chico Sierra is part of the team that produce The Day of the Dead installations at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Chico’s most recent mural art can be found in the bathroom at miniBar

11:25

17. Jason Sierra – “Ponds” (Live)
original poem written and read by Chico Sierra from his new book, Air Becomes Glass

Chico Sierra, thank you for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The Chico Sierra – POP Poetry book release will be Saturday, August 27, at 7:00 pm at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, KCMO. PIT Poetry Open Mic precedes the featured reading from 7-8. Sign ups start at 6:30. Featured reading at 8:30 sharp – Hang out after for book signing party and poetic mixer.

To see Chico Sierra’s artwork, photography, writing, blog, music visit: http://www.chicosierra.com

11:27 – Underwriting

18. Calvin Arsenia – “Kansas City Baby”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / February 17, 2016
[Since Calvin Arsenia came home to KC after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, he has released his EP, Moments, in 2014, and his EP Prose in 2015, and his Folk Alliance exclusive EP Catastrophe in 2016. He has played all over town, including showcases at Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and collaborations with bands like My Brothers and Sisters. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp. Calvin Arsenia is getting ready to release a new album in the fall. Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC professional development program for artists in the Kansas City metro area and across the Mid-America Arts Alliance five state region. ]

[Calvin Arsenia with Josh Enyart on drums, Landon Hambright on bass, and Rob Rice on guitar, play Madrigall, 1627 Oak St, KCMO, on Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 PM.]

CROSSROADS MUSIC FEST SPOTLIGHT!

Mikala Petillo, Nathan Jurries, Jacob Newland, and Patrick Newland of American Slim on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

Mikala Petillo, Nathan Jurries, Jacob Newland, and Patrick Newland of American Slim on the August 10, 2016 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley

19. American Slim – “Dancing With The Sun”
from: Dancing With The Sun – Single / American Slim / unreleased track
[Remixed, re-recorded by Joel Nanos from one of the tracks from American Slim, debut EP, originally released December 18, 2015. The KC based 4-piece band was formed in 2012 by Nathan Jurries on guitar; Patrick Newland on piano, tenor saxophone, bass, & vocals; Jacob Newland on guitar, bass, & vocals; and Mikala Petillo on vocals & drums. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk, blues, and americana and all members play multiple instruments, including ukulele, and banjo. More information at: http://www.americanslimband.com ]

[American Slim play Davey’s Uptown, Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 pm with Ivory Black and The Fade]

[American Slim play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

11:37 – Interview with American Slim

(Recorded Sunday, August 7, 2016 in 90.1 FM KKFI’s Production Studio)i

Nathan Jurries on guitar.
(Originally from St. Louis, now lives in Parkville, Missouri. 17 years old – Senior Park Hill South High School)

Patrick Newland on piano, tenor saxophone, bass, & vocals
(From Smithville, Missouri. 17 years old – Senior at Smithville High School)

Jacob Newland on guitar, bass, & vocals
(From Smithville, Missouri. 17 years old – Senior at Smithville High School)

Mikala Petillo on vocals & drums.
(Originally from KCK. Graduated from Park Hill South in 2016. Works at KC Music Store & KC Music Academy)

Upcoming Shows:

Fri, Aug 12 @ 9:00 PM – Summer Tour II – Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, Ia
Sat, Aug 20 @ 7:00 PM – Davey’s Uptown, Kansas City, Mo 64111
Sat, Aug 27 @ 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM – American Legion, Smithville, MO 64089
Sat, Sep 3 @ 7:00 PM – Paul and Jacks, North Kansas City, Mo
Fri, Sep 9 @ 9:00 PM – LLwelyn’s Pub , Overland Park, KS 66223
Sat, Sep 10 @ 7:00 PM – Crossroads Music Festival (Nathan Jurries 18th B-Day)

More info at: http://www.americanslimband.com

11:55:30

20. American Slim – “One”
from: One – Single / American Slim / unreleased track
[Remixed, re-recorded by Joel Nanos from one of the tracks from American Slim, debut EP, originally released December 18, 2015. The KC based 4-piece band was formed in 2012 by Nathan Jurries on guitar; Patrick Newland on piano, tenor saxophone, bass, & vocals; Jacob Newland on guitar, bass, & vocals; and Mikala Petillo on vocals & drums. Their sound is a mix of rock, funk, blues, and americana and all members play multiple instruments, including ukulele, and banjo. More information at: http://www.americanslimband.com ]

[American Slim play Davey’s Uptown, Saturday, August 20, at 7:00 pm with Ivory Black and The Fade]

[American Slim play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest, Saturday, September 10.]

11:59:30

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

Next week, August 17, Ivory Black returns to play live on the show. Ivory is participating in 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Fest on September 10, and will play Davey’s Uptown on August 20th, with American Slim, and The Fade. Also next week we’ll talk with company members of Spinnng Tree Theatre’s upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and we’ll also talk with participants of The Annual Charlie Parker Celebration at The American Jazz Museum.

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

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