Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Music from Outer Reaches Fest with Brenton Cook & Steve Tulipana + Instant Karma + Zachary Van Benthusen
1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
2. Drive-By Truckers – “Surrender Under Protest”
from: American Band / ATO Records / September 30, 2016
[11th studio album from Athens, Georgia, based band even though 2 of 5 current members, Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley, are originally from The Shoals region of Alabama. The band currently consists of Mike Cooley on lead vocals, guitar, & banjo; Patterson Hood on lead vocals & guitar; Brad Morgan on drums; Jay Gonzalez on keyboards, guitar, accordion, & backing vocals; and Matt Patton on bass guitar. Like many alternative country acts, the Drive-By Truckers record in analog (using 2 inch, 16-track open reel tape recorders.]
3. Blackalicious – “Sports Alphabet”
from: “Sports Alphabet” – Single / OGM Recordings / December 3, 2015
[In late 2015 Blackalicious released a reworked version of their 1999 song, “Alphabet Aerobics,” to provide a theme song for Bleacher Report with an A-Z rap all about sports. Calling it “Sports Alphabet,” Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel keep the backing track and concept the same but squeeze in more than 50 sports references across all 26 letters of the alphabet — from “Alley-alley-alley-alley-oop on amateurs” to “Zero zero zero on the clock, game’s over.”American hip-hop duo from Sacramento, California, made up of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel. Blackalicious are noted for Gift of Gab’s often tongue-twisting, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats. The duo have released four full-length albums (Nia in 2000, Blazing Arrow in 2002, The Craft in 2005, and Imani Vol. 1 in 2015). Gift of Gab has stated that Imani Vol. 1 will be the first in a three-volume series to be released during the next two years.]
[Blackalicious plays The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS, on Friday, September 30, with Lushlife.]
4. Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle – “Aural Denial”
from: Kings & Queens / Independent / September 2, 2016
[3rd album from KC based Eddie Moore on piano, Rhodes, & synthesizers; Adam Scholzman on guitar; Pat Adams on drums; Deandre Manning on electric bass; Daniel Robinson on alto sax. Executive Producers: Eddie Moore, Dominique Sanders, & Kerwin Young. Engineered by Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Studio, and Mastered by Lindesay.]
[Eddie Moore and The Outer Circle play an Album Release Show at The Tank Room, Saturday, Oct 1, at 9:00 pm, with special guests Daniel Robinson on alto sax, & Kemet “the Phantom” Coleman.]
5. Another Mother’s Milk – “Damn Dog”
from: Milk Money / Independent / November 12, 2015
[Cleveland, Ohio based band with: Jesse Orahoske on lead guitar, vocals, harmonica; John Lauretta on drums, stand up bass; Nick Searfoss on rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocals, bass guitar; Jenna Orahoske on bass guitar, vocals; Dylan Grove on keyboards. Recorded and mixed by Carli Graham at Shaffchester Studios in 2015.]
[Another Mother’s Milk plays Summer Kamp Fest III at Holy Cow Market & Music, 3109 Gillham Rd, KCMO, Sat, Oct 1, Noon to 1:00 am, with City Slang (Chicago), Mean Ends (Little Rock), The Itch (Joplin). The Blind Shake (Minneapolis), The Big Iron (KC), Parrot Heads (Cleveland), and more.]
6. Pendergast – “Almighty Dollar”
from: Between The Bottle and The Pulpet / Double Wide Records / April 26, 2007
[Rich Burgess on bass, Tony Ladesich on vocals & guitar, Mike Meyers on drums & percussion & vocals, Mike Rooney on guitars. All songs written by Tony Ladesich. Produced by Justin Petosa and Tony Ladesich. Engineered by Sam Platt and Justin Petosa.]
[Pendergast plays a Reunion Show on Sunday, October 2, at 8:0 pm, at Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester St, KCMO, with Chad Rex and Old Chelsea.]
7. C.W. Stoneking – “How Long”
from: Gon’ Boogaloo / King Hokum Records / June 3, 2015
[Christopher William “C.W.” Stoneking was born in 1974, and is an Australian blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and banjo player. He has released three studio albums, King Hokum (2005), Jungle Blues (2008) and Gon’ Boogaloo, on his own King Hokum Records label.]
[C.W. Stoneking plays recordBar, 1520 Grand, KCMO, TONIGHT! Wed, Sept. 28, w/ Instant Karma.]
8. Instant Karma – “Make Me A Man”
from: Make Me A Man – Single / Independent / April 7, 2016
[Cole Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, Zach Harris on drums]
[Instant Karma plays recordBar, TONIGHT, Wednesday, Sept. 28, opening for C.W. Stoneking]
10:30 – Interview with Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun
Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun are members of the Kansas City 4-piece band, Instant Karma. They join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to talk about the band’s new music and their show tonight, Wednesday, September 28, opening for C.W. Stoneking, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, Blvd, in Kansas City. Instant Karma describes their sound as “a drug trip through the soul section of your local record store.”
This Spring the band released their latest single, “Make Me A Man,” with Colby Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, and Zach Harris on drums.
Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley
Instant Karma played the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Fest earlier this month.
Their influences range from The Black Keys to Syl Johnson to the Wu Tang Clan.
Instant Karma plays recordBar, 1520 Grand, TONIGHT, Wednesday, September 28, at 10:00 pm, opening for C.W. Stoneking. More information at http://www.instantkarmakc.com
11:50 – Music from Outer Reaches Fest at recordBar Fri Sept. 30 & Sat Oct. 1
9. The Deep End – “Uke Round”
from: Uke Round – Single track / Independent / Unreleased
[A new musical project from Brandon Draper and Joc Max.]
[The Deep End play Outer Reaches Fest on Night 1, Friday, September 30, at 11:30 on Stage 2.]
10. Freight Train Rabbit Killer – “Day Without The Devil”
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 Outer Reaches Fest on Night 1, Friday, Sept 30, at 8:00 on Stage 1.]
11. Salty – “Hello Paradise”
from: Salt Floats (Beta Version 666) / Independent / October 28, 2016
[Salty is formerly know as Lil Toughies. Formed early this year with Jonathan “JB” Brokaw on guitar & vocals, Zach Turner on synthesizers & sound terror, Andy Erdrich on bass, Ethan “macho man” Savage on drums. More info at http://www.saltykcmo.bandcamp.com ]
[Salty plays Outer Reaches Fest on Night 1, Fri, Sept 30, at 7:30 on Stage 2.]
12. Be/Non – “Chrono-Synclastic”
from: Mystic Sunrise / Sunset Magic / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[6th album from KC based band with 20 years of performances and releases. Music written by Brodie Rush, Devon Brown, Ben Ruth, Jeremiah James & Ryan Shank. Lyrics by Brodie Rush. Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards, glockenspiel; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths, glockenspiel; Ryan Shank on glockenspiel, Mike Cochran on percussion, Jeremiah James on glockenspiel. Engineered, mixed and produced at the Goldroom in Kansas City, between March 2010 and July 2015. Produed by Brodie Rush. Mastered for digital release by Kliph Scurlock, July 2015 in Lawrence. Master for vinyl by Duane Trower at Weights and Mesures with Kliph Scurlock and Brodie Rush.]
[Be/Non plays Outer Reaches Fest at recordBar, on Night 2, Saturday, Oct. 1, at 12:15 on Stage 1.]
10:57 – Station ID
13. Magic Sword – “Uprising”
from: Legend – EP / SIZE Records / April 29, 2016
[Mysterious synth wave trio from Boise, Idaho, with members: “The Keeper of the Magic Sword,” and “The Seer of All Truths,” who perform incognito on stage, while a third member known as “The Weaver of all Hearts and Souls” executes the projections in a way that is far from obvious. He “weaves the web of the universe,” according to The Keeper. “I try to set up in a way that you can’t see it, because I feel like it ruins the magic when you see hot dogs being made,” says The Weaver. “The Keeper of the Magic Sword,” and “The Seer of All Truths,” also work as DJs when nbot performing as Magic Sword. More information at: http://www.magicswordmusic.com]
[Magic Sword plays Outer Reaches Fest, at recordBar, on Night 2, Sat, Oct. 1, at 10:45 on Stage 1.]
11:02 – Interview with Brenton Cook and Steven Tulipana
Steve Tulipana studied video, fine arts & painting at UMKC, where he graduated in 1991. A constant collaborator, Steve is a founding member of influential KC bands: Season To Risk, Pornhuskers, Unknown Pleasures, Sie Lieben Maschinen, Roman Numerals, and Thee Water MoccaSins. With Shawn Sherrill, he is co-owner of recordBar and miniBar. After a series of sold out shows packed with loyal patrons who had found a home at this special neighborhood venue, recordBar closed Jan. 2, after 10 years at 1020 Westport Rd. recordBar began presenting pop-up shows at their new location, 1520 Grand, for Middle of The Map Fest, special shows this summer, Crossroads Music Fest, and the Outer Reaches Fest this weekend.
Brenton Cook had already produced 3 volumes of area band compilations for the Midwest Music Foundation called Midwestern Audio, before he formed the Kansas City independent music label, Haymaker Records in January 2014. Since then the label has released 9 full length albums, 2 EP releases, and one 7-inch single, all on vinyl. For the last 4 years, Haymaker Records has also been a co-sponsor & planner of the KC Psych Fest with Dedric Moore of, Monta At Odds and Mysterious Clouds. In this, the 5th year of the Fest, Dedric and Brenton have rebranded Psych Fest with it’s new name: Outer Reaches, with the idea of being more incorporating of music outside of the “psych” genre, that is still pushing the boundaries of music.
Outer Reaches, rebranded from KC Psych Fest this year, emphasizes musical acts experimenting and pushing boundaries within a variety of musical genres. The fest aims to showcase the ‘out there,’ left-of-center, under-the-radar musical acts.
This year’s Outer Reaches Fest, will feature 18 musical acts, over 2 days, on 2 stages, Fri, Sept. 30 & Sat, Oct. 1, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, KCMO.
Friday, September 30 – Stage 1
07:00PM – Gamelan Genta Kasturi
08:00PM – Freight Train Rabbit Killer
09:30PM – Open Fields (Little Rock, AR)
10:45PM – Psychic Heat
12:00AM – L.A. WITCH (Los Angeles, CA)
Friday, September 30 – Stage 2
07:30PM – Salty (Formerly Lil Toughies)
08:45PM – Youngest Children
10:15PM – Arc Flash
11:30PM – The Deep End (Brandon Draper & Joc Max)
Saturday, October 1st – Stage 1
07:00PM – Emmaline Twist
08:00PM – Michael Angelo’s Dreamfeast
09:30PM – Gramps The Vamp (Chicago, IL)
10:45PM – Magic Sword (Boise, ID)
12:15PM – Be/Non
Saturday, October 1st – Stage 2
07:30PM – Kimmie Queen & Cody Wyoming
09:00PM – The Tambourine Club
10:15PM – Witch Jail
11:30PM – HMPH!
14. Gramps The Vamp – “Things That Go Bump”
from: Gramps the Vamp / Independent / September 2, 2014
[Chicago based Doom Funk band is made up of: Maxx McGathey on keyboards & samples, Kevin Holt on bass, Stevenson Valentor on drums & percussion, Mike Novak on guitar, Peter Gillette on trumpet, Nick Bush on alto sax, and Justin Howe on tenor sax. All music written, arranged and performed by Gramps The Vamp. All voices are sampled from radio theater and film in the public domain (for a complete list of sources please email us). Recorded and mixed by Sergio Rios at Killion Sound in North Hollywood, CA. Mastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Service. Produced by Gramps The Vamp and Sergio Rios.]
[Gramps The Vamp play Outer Reaches Fest, at recordBar, on Night 2, Sat, Oct. 1, at 9:30 on Stage 1.]
15. The Tamborine Club – “Whistle”
from: Chameleon / Independent / October 21, 2016
[Kansas City based psych-pop band with Bryan Lamanno on lead vocals. guitars, kazoo, bass, ukulele; Justin Brooks on Drums; Jeff Mundinger on bass, and Rachael Trader. Mixed / mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording. Drums recorded by Brett Pippin at Alchemie Audio. All other audio recorded by Bryan Lamanno. All songs written by Bryan Lamanno. for more info: http://www.tambourineclub.bandcamp.com]
[The Tamborine Club play Outer Reaches, at recordBar, on Night 2, Oct. 1, at 9:00 on Stage 2.]
Outer Reaches Fest, features 18 musical acts, over 2 days, on 2 stages, Fri, Sept. 30 & Sat, Oct. 1, at recordBar, 1520 Grand. More info at: http://www.outerreachesfest.com or http://www.therecordbar.com
16. L.A. Witch – “Drive Your Car”
from: Drive Your Car – Single / Independent / February 12, 2016
[LA, post-punk psychedelic trio formed by Sade Sanchez on vocals & Guitar, Irita Paj on bass, & Ellie English on drums. Recorded by Joel Jerome at ARW Studios. 7″ available on Ruined Vibes / Black Mass Recordings.]
[L.A. Witch play Outer Reaches Fest, at recordBar, on Night 1, Fri, Sept. 30, at 12:00 on Stage 1.]
11:30 – Underwriting
17. The The – “Armageddon Days Are Here (Again)”
from: Mind Bomb / Epic / July 11, 1989
[3rd studio album by The The. For this album, Matt Johnson assembled a genuine band behind him to play the bulk of the instrumentation with Matt Johnson on vocals, guitar, & keyboards; Johnny Marr on guitar & harmonica; James Eller on bass guitar, and David Palmer on drums.]
11:37 – Interview with Zachary Van Benthusen
Zachary Van Benthusen is a musician, actor, model, filmmaker, playwright, scene maker and producer. Fascinated by his dad’s Kiss records hanging on the walls when he was in 1st grade, he dressed up like Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley for halloween. In 2nd grade Zachary dropped out of school as part of an “unschooling” movement. He took guitar lessons with “Fast” Johnny Ricker, and at 9 he served as a guest DJ on 90.1 FM playing The Doors, and Pink Floyd. As a 12 year old he started working with Paul Mesner Puppets while also starting a photography business. When Zach was 16 he was modeling underwear for Late Night Theatre, and at 17 was writing plays with The Coterie Theatre’s Young Playwrights Roundtable. Zachary has worked in film & video. He has collaborated on music & videos for Ssion, with musician & director Cody Critcheloe. Zachary has been a collaborator with Whoop Dee Doo and has worked with the band Nature Boys. For five years Zachary played music with the band, Lazy and produced videos for the band.
Zachary Van Benthusen joins us to share information and music of the legendary Chicago band ONO, who play KC, with Buck Gooter, on Wednesday Night, Sept. 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions.
Zachary Van Benthusen, thanks for being with us today on Wednesday MidDay Medley.
Lazy has released music on multiple record labels, including Chicago’s Moniker Records, the same label that is currently releasing the music of the legendary band ONO.
ONO was formed January 5th, 1980. The band’s 36 year adventure in music have taken them from one of Chicago’s respected pioneers of punk & noise rock in the 1980s, to being recognized by a whole new generation of music lovers, and art students in the new millennium who are searching for original and authentic voices.
Robert Cole Manis founder of Moniker Records said, “ONO transcends the norm: a group who has undergone two periods of activity, first in the ’80’s, and now in the new millennium,” he says “Who does that and achieves notoriety the second time around? It is because ONO is unlike any other act that has graced the staged or hit the record button in the studio. Their mixture of gospel, noise, industrial, performance art, and beautiful madness has never been imitated or copied—they stand alone in a massive world of make-believe art.”
With encouragement from Moniker Records, in 2012 ONO released their first new album of music since 1986. “Albino” was release October 31, 2012, followed by “Diegesis” on March 11, 2014, and “Spooks” on October 30, 2015.
Since their 2007 resurgence, the band has gone on two cross-country tours, and are currently on tour with Buck Gooter, playing Kansas City tonight, before traveling to Texas.
ONO co-founder and composer P. Michael has assembled a beautiful band that conjure up their groves with rich bass lines, electric guitar textures, melodica feedback, and beautiful keyboard playing that would make John Cale proud. The band possesses steadfast and powerful percussion and drums, riffing and jamming, driving the beat, filling the room, giving sonic landscape to Travis and his testimonials in song and spectacle. Travis moves about the band, and into the audience, like an actor in a performance piece, in total control of each onstage costume change. He adorns this band with an elegant beauty, while staying true to punk and performance art pushing and questioning and hugging and flirting with his audience, turning the room into a dance floor-church service-classroom-fashion show. P. Micheal and the ONO band enjoy playing together, creating these amazing pieces that transition from song to song with samples and mixes, in a never ending delivery of sounds and rhythm.
In her profile on ONO for Fields Magazine, writer and photographer Sarah Jane Quillin, wrote about how ONO is fronted by queer Black Vietnam War veteran, punk poet and performance artist, Travis, who was originally from rural Mississippi. She writes: “His performance in ONO serves as catharsis, a way to process past trauma, both his own and that of American historical travesties like Tuskegee and Vietnam, gun violence in present-day Chicago, gender and sexuality issues. To Travis, making noise is as conceptual as it is aesthetic.” Travis told Sarah Jane Quillin, “Travis is not performing, I saw what Black bodies went through in Vietnam, and I live on the south side of Chicago and see what all the people live with there. To America, as a Black body, I am noise.”
18. ONO – “Billy The Kid”
from: Spooks / Moniker Records / October 30, 2015
[Formed in Chicago on January 5, 1980. The currentl line up includes founders: Travis on lead & backing vocals & electronics; P Michael on bass guitar, samples, acoustic piano, harmonica, & synthesizers; Cooper Crain on additional keyboards and synthesizers; Shannon Rose Riley on lead & backing vocals, samples, electronics, French and concertina; Dawei on guitars & kalimba; Jesse on guitars & kalimba; Adam on drum kit & percussion; Ben on drum kit, tympani & percussion; Rebecca on piano & keyboards, acoustic piano, lead and backing vocals; Brett on modular synthesizer.]
ONO music is described as: gospel punk rock underground avant-garde funk industrial noise
ONO, who play KC, with Buck Gooter, on Wednesday Night, Sept. 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions.
18. Buck Gooter – “Rat Layer”
from: Stainless Steel Mirrors / Independent / September 23, 2016
[Buck Gooter is; Terry Turtle on guitar & vocals; and Billy Brat on electromagnetic Interruptions. Recorded December 13, 2015, at Inner Ear Studios, in Arlington, VA. by Don Zientara direct to two inch tape, live, with no overdubs and no digital audio workstation. Billy Brat told us that “Rat Layer” is an actual masonry term, used in construction.]
[Buck Gooter plays KC, with ONO, TONIGHT, Wednesday Night, Sept. 28, at 8:00 PM, at Lindquist Press, 2016 Baltimore, KCMO, presented by Under The Sun Productions. ]
20. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
Next week, on October 5, we talk with company members of Egads Theatre production of Evil Dead The Musical, running October 13 through October 31, at the H & R Block Stage at Union Station. Also next week Barry Lee and friends join us to talk about the the KKFI Benefit – Beatles Tribute, Saturday, October 8, at 8:00 pm, at Knuckleheads Saloon, 2715 Rochester Street, KCMO. Also next week Betse Ellis and Marion Merritt join us as my co-hosts for the entire show to encourage our listeners to support 90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio during our Fall Fund Drive.
Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org
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