Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Day After with Women Who Rock
“7 Deadly Women” + Spinning Tree Theatre’s “Nine”
+ Guest DJ Simone Briand
1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
2. Valley Hush – “Ice Cream”
from: Valley Hush / The Record Machine / October 28, 2016
[Valley Hush is the Detroit-based indie-pop project of producer Alex Kaye and vocalist Lianna Vanicelli. The two strive to create content that is sincere, original, and significant for humanity.]
[Valley Hush play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday, November 11, with Various Blonde, GGOOLLDD, and JAENKI, for The Record Machine’s new monthly series, SOUND MACHINE.]
3. Lambchop -“Flotus”
from: FLOTUS / merge Records/ November 4, 2016
[FLOTUS is an abbreviation for: For Love Often Turns Us Still. FLOTUS is the 12th studio album from Lambchop a band that centers around 57 year old Kurt Wagner who over three decades has explored various sounds and genres from indie rock to alt country, to gospel & soul, and now hip hop. Kurt Wagner told Stereogum “that he was drawn to explore modern hip-hop after years of hearing his neighbors playing mixtapes from their house.”]
4. Electric Orchids – “Monkey Brains”
from: Plastic Heart / Independent / May 13, 2016
[Kansas City based New Wave, Surf with just enough Garage 4-piece band, Electric Orchids is: Matt Mitchell on guitar, Chris Hutchings on bass, Derek Hatch on drums, and Val Engholm on keys, guitar, and vocals. Produced by Electric Orchids. Written and performed by Electric Orchids. Recorded, mixed and engineered by Matt Mitchell at Mitcholm Castle. Co Produced by John Granger.]
[Hayley’s Birthday Party/ Rose Brooks Benefit, Friday, November 11, at Mike Kelly’s Westsider, with Nicolette Paige, and Grassfed.]
10:15 – Interview with Emma Carter and Mackenzie Goodwin
From ancient greek philosophers to aliens from a distant planet, 7 Deadly Women whisks audiences through human history with stories both humorous and heartbreaking, examining beauty standards, gender stereotypes, rape culture, sexual health, and more. 7 Deadly Women, is currently running Thursday, November 10, through Monday, November 14, at 7:30 PM, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO. The world premiere of 7 DEADLY WOMEN is written & directed by Erika Baker & Emma Carter and produced By Erika Lynnette Baker, Emma Carter, and Vi Nhan Tran.
Emma Carter and Mackenzie Goodwin, Thanks for being with us on WMM.
7 Deadly Women features an all female cast of: Melissa Fennewald, Alisa Lynn, Bonnie Griffin, Mackenzie Goodwin, Carolyn Kern, Ellyn Calvert, and Stefanie Stevens,
7 Deadly Women contains original music by Teri Quinn.
This show contains adult language and themes.
7 Deadly Women, is currently running Thursday, November 10, through Monday, November 14, at 7:30 PM, at The Buffalo Room, 817 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO.
10:28 – Underwriting
5. Berwanger – “Booty Shake”
from: Exorcism Rock / Doghouse Records / November 4, 2016
[Josh Berwanger was in The Anniversary, a Kansas band that released, 2000’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown & 2002’s Your Majesty and sold over 100,000 records before breaking up on tour in Japan. The band recently reunited for new shows and a tour this year. Berwanger was also in the band, The Only Children, and released, 2004’s Change of Living & 2007’s Keeper of Youth. When Keeper of Touth ended Josh Berwanger took a break and became a high school basketball coach. In the 2012 Josh formed the Josh Berwanger band. Berwanger released their EP Demonios November 11, 2016.]
[Berwanger plays an “Exorcism Rock” Album Release show, TONIGHT, November 9, at Mills Record Company]
[Josh Berwanger’s band The Anniversary plays recordBar, TONIGHT, November 9, w/ The Philistines]
10:33 – Interview with Vigthor Zophoniasson and Lauren Braton
Kansas City based professional actors, Vigthor Zophoniasson and Lauren Braton are currently starring in Spinning Tree Theatre’s production of “Nine,” running through November 20, at The Living Room, 1818 McGee, Kansas City, MO. Based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film “8 ½”, the musical NINE focuses on celebrated filmmaker Guido Contini. Facing a midlife crisis, and without a subject for his newest film, he feels heightened pressure from the women in his life. Nine contains the music and lyrics of Maury Yeston. The book is by Arthur Kopit. Originally directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, NINE won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 1982, and Best Revival of a Musical in 2003. More information at: http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com
Vigthor Zophoniasson, Lauren Braton, thanks for being with us on WMM
Spinning Tree offers audiences opportunity to see rarely produced Broadway gem NINE
Based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film “8 ½”, the musical NINE focuses on celebrated filmmaker Guido Contini. Facing a midlife crisis, and without a subject for his newest film, he feels heightened pressure from the women in his life. Nine contains the music and lyrics of Maury Yeston who wrote, “The great secret of NINE is that it took ‘8 ½’ and became an essay on the power of women by answering the question, ‘What are women to men?’ And NINE tells you: they are our mothers, our sisters, our teachers, our temptresses, our judges, our nurses, our wives, our mistresses, our muses.”
Vigthor Zophoniasson stars as Guido Contini, with Lauren Braton as his wife Luisa, Judy Simmons as his mother, and Angela Hagenbach as his producer Liliane La Fleur, with Taylor Harvey, Leah Swank Miller, Devon Barnes, Ashley Otis, Ryan Tucker, Devyn Trondson, Callie Fabac, Christian Harris and Marshall Jones.
Michael Grayman directs, with music direction by Gary Green and musical staging by Andrew Parkhurst.
Green and Pamela Baskin-Watson play piano onstage.
NINE was initially created by Maury Yeston as a class project in Lehman Engel’s BMI Music Theatre Workshop in 1973. The book is by Arthur Kopit. Originally directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, NINE won Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score (1982) and Best Revival of a Musical (2003).
Spinning Tree Theatre’s 2016-2017 season continues with an encore production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment starring Charles Fugate, Bob Linebarger and Megan Herrera, directed by Vanessa Severo.
And the Kansas City professional premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins.
Spinning Tree Theatre exclusively utilizes local, professional talent and aims to produce works that celebrate and reflect the diversity of Kansas City.
NINE, a Spinning Tree Theatre production, plays November 3-20, 2016 at The Living Room, 1818 McGee, Kansas City, MO.
Tickets and performance schedule available by calling Central Ticket Office (816) 235-6222 or at http://www.spinningtreetheatre.com. Limited seating; general admission.
6. GGOOLLDD – “Undercovers”
from: Undercovers – Single / GGOOLLDD / October 2, 2016
[Electronic Pop / Dream Pop / Indie music from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 6-piece band made up of: Margaret Butler, Nick Ziemann, Mark Stewart, Tony Hunt, Thomas Gilbert, Nick Schubert]
[GGOOLLDD play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Friday, November 11, with Various Blonde, Valley Hush, and JAENKI, for The Record Machine’s new monthly series, SOUND MACHINE.]
7. Shadow Rabbits – “The One Who Got Away”
from: The One Who Got Away – Single / Shadow Rabbits / October 24, 2016
[Shadow Rabbits is a Kansas City based collaboration between singer/songwriter, Ashley Dattola and producer, Jon Ulasien. “You-lay-sin”. Written and recorded by Shadow Rabbits with Keenan Stump on bass guitar. Recorded at “The Zoo” Drums recorded and engineered by Lennon Bone at Element Recording Studio (Kansas City, MO) ]
[Shadow Rabbits play a memorial concert for Ryan Beye, Friday, November 11, at The tank Room with Mime Game, SUNDIVER, and Root and Stem.]
[Shadow Rabbits play The Record Machine Presents RPM: Revolutions Per Month, Saturday, November 12, at 5:00 pm, at Ollie’s Local, 3044 Gillham Rd. with Sons of Great Dane.]
8. Alejandro Escovedo – “Horizontal”
from: Burn Something Beautiful / Concord Music Group / October 28, 2016
[San Antonio, Texas native, singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo’s new album co-written with Peter Buck, of R.E.M., who was a key collaborator on Burn Something Beautiful, along with Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5. The three men co-produced and co-wrote the album together, in Portland, Oregon. ]
[Alejandro Escovedo plays Knuckleheads on Saturday, November 12, with Jesse Malin.]
11:00 – Station ID
11:00 – Guest DJ Simone Briand
Simone Briand has lived in New York and Miami, but grew up on the high plains of western Kansas, where she learned to love the sky, sonic booms, and Engelbert Humperdink. Her older siblings’ hippie albums set her on the path to loving music of all types. A self-described zenhobo, she currently resides in OPKS and works as a librarian.
Simone Briand, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.
9. Pussy Riot – “Make America Great Again”
from: xxx – EP / Big Deal – Nice Life – Federal Prism / October 28, 2016
[Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina from Pussy Riot just released “Make America Great Again” their third video released in October, following “Straight Outta Vagina” and “Organs.” Both those songs featured production from TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, with all three songs appearing on the band’s new EP, xxx. From Rolling Stone: “Make America Great Again” imagines a world in which Trump wins the upcoming presidential election. In the video, America’s new leader relies on muscled thugs to enforce his values, often by branding people he doesn’t like with hot metal. As Trump’s stormtroopers engage in various forms of torture, Pussy Riot sing a simple refrain: “Let other people in/ Listen to your women/ Stop killing black children/ Make America great again.” The jaunty, carefree music contrasts with the brutal events depicted on screen. The track came together with help from Ricky Reed, who has written and produced hits for Jason Derulo, Pitbull and 21 Pilots. Jonas Akerlund, who has helmed clips for Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, directed.]
10. Dillon – “Abrupt Clarity”
from: This Silence Kills / BPitch Control / November 18, 2011
[Dominique Dillon de Byington, known by her stage name Dillon (born April 29, 1988), is a Brazilian-born singer-songwriter and pianist, based in Germany. Her debut album This Silence Kills, released in 2011, was praised by the media and received an average score of 72 on Metacritic based on five reviews. Byington’s second album The Unknown was released on March 31, 2014 to positive reviews.]
11. Laura Lisbeth – “Lifeline”
from: Hit The Ground Running / Laura Lisbeth / September 6, 2007
[Debut full length album from singer songwriter, Laura Lisbeth who was born and raised on the Kansas prairie, transplanted to the city, who plays a big Martin guitar, and writes songs about Life in her World – the way she sees it. She has won recognition and awards from publications such as American Songwriter Magazine, enjoyed airplay local stations and on KPR’s “Trail Mix” program. Laura’s song, “Middle of the Night” was voted the best new song in the 2014 Kicker Country Stampede Pick to Play Contest.]
[Laura Lisbeth plays the Willow Spring Mercantile in Excelsior Springs, MO. Sun, Nov 20 at 1:00 PM]
12. Solid Space – “Spectrum is Green”
from: Space Museum / Phaze Records / 1982
[Solid Space was a short-lived British minimal wave band, formed in 1980 by Maf Vosburgh and Dan Goldstein. Vosburgh and Goldstein, who met at age 11, were previously involved in 1970s new wave band Exibit A and formed a record label, Irrelevant Wombat Records, at age 14. The band spent the next couple of years after their formation recording, with contributions from Jon Winegum. The band’s only release that featured all of their material, titled Space Museum, was released on cassette in 1982 through In Phaze Records. Following its release, Solid Space disbanded and their members drifted into obscurity. Despite staying underground, the band was influential in the development of minimal wave and other related electronic music genres, influencing acts such as In Trance 95.]
13. Rasputina – “A Retinue of Moons / The Infidel In Me”
from: Oh Perilous World / Filthy Bonnet Records / June 26, 2007
[Fifth full-length studio album from New York City based, cello rock trio Rasputina,known for their unconventional and quirky music style, as well as their fascination with historical allegories and fashion, especially those pertaining to the Victorian era. Ph Perilous World was performed by the band’s creator cellist/lead singer Melora Creager and drummer Jonathon TeBeest with second chair Sarah Bowman contributing additional vocals. It is a concept album. Following the release of her 2006 solo album, Perplexions, singer/lead cellist Melora Creager spent the time scouring world events and adapting them into songs. She said: “I wrote the songs featured on Oh Perilous World over the last two years when I realized that current world events were more bizarre than anything I could scrounge up from the distant past. I obsessively read daily news on the Internet and copied words, phrases and whole stories that especially intrigued me and compiled a vast notebook of this material.” The storyline of Oh Perilous World, essentially, is an audit of six years of post-9/11 America and its domestic and foreign policies under President George W. Bush’s administration, but told through a fictional steampunk parallel universe. In this world, America is ruled by the tyrannical Queen of Florida, Mary Todd Lincoln, threatening war and occupation of the small, third-world sovereign of Pitcairn Islands (a metaphor for the Middle East) using her blimps and airships. Her opposite number in Pitcairn is an Osama bin Laden-like resistance leader, Thursday October Christian I (in real life the offspring of Fletcher Christian, leader of the Bounty mutineers who settled on island).]
11:30 – Underwriting
14. Son Lux – “Easy”
from: Lanterns / Jouful Noise Recordings / October 29, 2013
[Ryan Lott, known by his stage name Son Lux, is an American musician who was born in Denver, Colorado, United States, and is based in New York. He has released four albums, two EPs and a handful of singles, his most recent album Bones appeared in June 2015. He is also a member of Sisyphus and has featured on one album and an EP with this trio. Additionally Lott has scored the soundtracks for a number of films, most notably Paper Towns (2015) and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013). In late 2014 he signed with Glassnote Records after previously being with Joyful Noise Recordings.]
15. Roxy Music – “If There is Something”
from: Roxy Music / Virgin / 1972
[Debut album from Roxy Music, an English rock group formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group’s lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera on guitar, Andy Mackay on saxophone and oboe, and Paul Thompson on drums and percussion. Other former members include Brian Eno on synthesizer and “treatments,” Eddie Jobson on synthesizer and violin, and John Gustafson on bass. Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.]
16. Apollo Heights – “Babytalk (ft. Robin Guthrie)”
from: White Music For Black People EP / Independent / 2007
[Apollo Heights are an American shoegazer band that was formed in New York City in 2002. Consisting mainly of twin brothers, Daniel and Danny Chavis, they play experimental rock music. They cite AR Kane and My Bloody Valentine as a major inspiration. Their debut album White Music For Black People was produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins and features guest appearances from Mos Def, Lady Kier, David Sitek of TV on the Radio, Mike Ladd and Guthrie himself on guitar. The Chavis brothers were members of the alternative soul group The Veldt who released three albums on Polygram, Mammoth and Capitol Records. Although the Veldt is left out of references on the Chapel Hill music scene, they were a key band during the heyday of North Carolina music along with other bands of the time like metal Flake Mother, Superchunk and Dillon Fence. The Veldt also recorded an album and EP both titled Marigolds on Stardog Records in 1992.]
17. Dillon – “Undying Need to Scream”
from: This Silence Kills / BPitch Control / November 18, 2011
18. Ray LaMontagne – “Part Two – Another Day”
from: Ouroboros / Columbia – RCA / 2016
[6th studio album from Raymond “Ray” Charles Jack LaMontagne who was born June 18, 1973. Singer-songwriter, LaMontagne’s six studio albums include: Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, Supernova and this year’s Ouroboros, produced by and featuring My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James. LaMontagne was born in New Hampshire and was inspired to create music after hearing an album by Stephen Stills. Critics have compared LaMontagne’s music to that of Otis Redding, The Band, Van Morrison, Nick Drake and Tim Buckley.]
19. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org
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