#667 – February 1, 2017 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Public Art is Beautiful!

Public Art is Beautiful!

“The MidCoast Sound”
Betse Ellis + Marion Merritt
+ Jennifer McCartney & The Women’s March on Washington
+ Aaron Rhoades & Shuttlecock Music Magazine

Betse Ellis is originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Music and a Bachelors of Arts in English, from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has been playing the Violin for over 40 years, with over 20 years playing fiddle. Betse has also worked as a teacher of music for over 16 years. Betse was one of the founding members of the critically acclaimed and internationally known band, The Wilders. Betse has released two solo records, and now is recording and performing with her partner, multi-instrumentalist and banjo player Clarke Wyatt, as Betse & Clarke. Their debut album, “River Still Rise” was in our Top Ten, of The 116 Best Recordings of 2016. Along with teaching at the Folk Alliance Music Camp, Betse & Clarke have been selected to be 2017 official Showcase Artists at Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15pm, in Benton’s 20th Floor, at the Westin Kansas City at Crowne Center.

Marion Merritt is our most frequent contributor to WMM, She grew up in Los Angeles, and St. Louis, and used to sing the lyrics to David Bowie’s “We Are The Dead,” at family reunions when she was just a kid. She came to Missouri to go to college. She studied art and musical engineering, and is a avid lover of classic films and punk rock music. She saw Talking Heads on their first tour when they played One Block West, in 1978. For over twelve years she has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her encyclopedic brain on Wednesday MidDay Medley. Marion has joined us for every on-air fund drive of the past 11 years to help us raise funds for the MidCoast Radio Project. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri. And in the spirit of Anne Winter, a renegade who helped launch KKFI, Marion Merritt is keeping the tradition of, female-owned, independent record stores, alive, on Westport Road. More information at: http://www.recordswithmerritt.com

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

2. Boss Hog – “Save Our Souls”
from: Battle Hymns / Quasi / January 20, 2017
[Boss Hog is: Cristina Martinez on vocals, Jon Spencer on guitar, Mickey Finn on synthesizer, with Sam Coomes on organ, Janet Weiss on drums. Written by Martinez, Spencer, Finn (Madam’s Organ Music, BMI) Mixed by Alap Momin and Boss Hogg at Uptown Mixers, Harlem NY. Boss Hog was formed in 1989, as something of an accidental side project, when Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer were told of a last minute vacancy on the bill at the influential New York punk club CBGB’s. The pair put together a group of musicians from members of The Honeymoon Killers and Unsane, along with Kurt Wolf from Pussy Galore. The gig is reported to have been an underground sensation in New York, not least because Jon performed the whole show naked. In their 27-year history the band’s releases have been relatively sporadic, but comprised four full-length albums, a mini-album, three EP’s and several singles. Between 2008 and 2010 the band played live and toured Europe and the US. Boss Hog officially announced their return in May 2016 with details of US tour dates along with an EP, Brood Star, released by In the Red Records in July 2016.[2] A new song, “17”, was released in January 2017 to herald the band’s first full-length album in 17 years – Brood X, to be released in March. Jon Spencer’s other bands include Pussy Galore, of which Martinez became a peripheral member, and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion both of which existed in parallel to Boss Hog. Battle Hymns is a compilation album created in direct response to the current political situation in the U.S.A – it is a protest record! Released digitally on inauguration day in opposition to the new administration. More information at: http://www.quasiband.com with all proceeds divided equally between Planned Parenthood, The ACLU and 350.org. Battle Hymns features new unreleased music by Doug Martsch, Stephen Malkmus, Cristina Martinez, Jon Spencer, Mickey Finn, Mac McCaughan, Ash Bowie, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Harkin, Sean Croghan, Drew Grow, Mary Timony, Carl Newman, Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, Kurt Bloch, Kathy Foster, Rebecca Gates, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss, with art by Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson. The collaboration was spearheaded and assembled by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss of Quasi (who also serve as the backing band for some songs.) Participants generously donated their music, studios, art and time.]

3. Arcade Fire – “I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples)”
from: I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples) [Broken Speaker Mix] – Single / Infinite Content / January 27, 2017
[Released just a day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as Presidential. The song features guest vocals from singer Mavis Staples. Proceeds will be donated to ACLU. The band Tweeted a promo for the song, saying, “It’s never been more important that we stick together and take care of each other,” “I Give You Power” never mentions the president by name. It does, however, repeat: “I give you power / I can take it away / Watch me,” in an eerie call-and-response mantra. The band’s upcoming fifth album will be out in 2017. Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win’s younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band’s current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, frequent collaborator Owen Pallett, two additional percussionists, Diol Edmond and Tiwill Duprate, and saxophonists Matt Bauder and Stuart Bogie. Founded in 2001 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu, the band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral. Their second studio album, Neon Bible, won them the 2008 Meteor Music Award for Best International Album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Their third studio album, The Suburbs, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. It was the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year, the 2011 Juno Award for Album of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album. In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor. All four of their studio albums have received nominations for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy. The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesizer, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy, and takes most of these instruments on tour; the multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows.

10:08 – Have you been a guest on Wednesday MidDay Medley?

In the last 12 months Wednesday MidDay Medley has interviewed nearly 200 guests:

Britt Adair, Duncan Burnett, Promise Clutter, Chris Meck, Not Sisters (Jen Appell & Kristina Ning), Teri Quinn, Chase Horseman, Mirina Landry, Victor & Penny (Erin McGrane & Jeff Freling), Judy Mills, Stephonne Singleton, Jamie Searle, Patrick Alexander, Cody Kaul, Riala (Nick Turner, Kalo Hoyle, Morgan Greenwood), Nathan Reusch, Chris Haghirian, Joshua Allen, Steve Rector, Sterling Witt, The Uncouth (CJ Wilson, Todd Rainey, Steve Gardels) Chico Sierra, American Slim (Nathan Jurries, Patrick Newland, Jacob Newland, Mikala Petillo), Nedra Dixon & Andrew Parkhurst, IVØRY BLACK & Keenan Franklin, John Nobles & John Scott, Nate Bowman, Desmond Mason, Perry Holliday, Derick Cunigan, Heidi Lynne Gluck, Jessica Paige, Ron Megee, Jorge Arana Trio (Jorge Arana, Josh Enyart, Jason Nash), Marion Merritt, Sondra Freeman, Rae Fitzgerald, Allison Banks, My Oh My! (A.M. Merker, Stephen Berry, Grant Buell, Melissa Geffert & Stephanie Gaumé),The Matchsellers (Julie Bates & Andrew Morris), Don Simon, Megan Slankard, Kristen Ford, SONiA disappear fear, Betse & Clarke (Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt), Nicholas St. James, The Jellyman’s Daughter (Graham Coe & Emily Kelly), Be/Non (Brodie Rush, John Huff), Brenton Cook, Poet Jen Harris, Pat Fischer, Freebo, Cat Mahari & Hermon Mehari, Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer, John Rensenhouse, Cody Wyoming & Kimmie Queen, Sara Glass & C Woods, Kianna Alarid of Yes You Are, Michelle Bacon, Doby Watson & Margo May, Wendy Scott, Pink Royal (Dylan James Guthrie, Josh Dorrell, & Alex Hartmann), Bill Sundahl, Calvin Arsenia, Fally Afani, Beth Bryd, Patrick Rippeto, Diane Hightower, Rachel Mallin and The Wild Type (Rachel Mallin, Justin Walker, Austin Edmisten, Jesse Bartmess, & Matt Kosinski), Bill Svoboda, Joelle St. Pierre, Anson The Ornery, The Sexy Accident (Jesse Kates, Jamie Lin), Maggie Henehan, Shaun Crowley, Nico Gray, Ryan Wilkes, Joy Baker, Krystle Warren, Ben Grimes, Ian Michael Flanagan Johnson, AJ Young, The Ovaries-eez (Amber Hansen, Johni Lacore & Monica George), Patrick Alonzo Conway & Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Adriana Nikole, Andrew Foshee & His Gosh Darn Band (Brian James, Preston Ott, Phil Spencer), Rick Malsick, Robert Gibby Brand & Michael Reiser, Katy Guillen & The Girls (Katy Guillen, Claire Adams, & Stephanie Williams), HMPH! (Ryan Lee Toms, Jonathan Thatch, & Dee Mac), Jerad Tomasino, Til Willis, Jody Hendrix, The Philistines (Kimmie Queen, Cody Wyoming, Rod Peal, Michelle Bacon, Josh Mobley & Steve Gardels), Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jenny Mendez, Chato Villalobos, Miguel Morales, Philip blue owl Hooser, Barry Lee, & Whitney Boyd, Simone Briand, Emma Carter, Mackenzie Goodwin, Vigthor Zophoniasson & Lauren Braton, Salar Rajabnick, Tim Finn, Barbara Eubank, Samn Wright, Caitlin Jemma & Bart Budwig, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, David Wayne Reed, Barclay Martin & Rabbi Moti Rieber, Crystal Clayton, Howard Iceberg, Instant Karma (Cole Bales & Cody Calhoun), Steven Tulipana, Zachary Van Benthusen, Kyle Dahlquist, Jennifer McCartney & Autumn McCartney, Amy Farrand, Vanessa Severo, Krysztof Nemeth, Amy Marcus, Susanna Lee Lucky-Deluxe.

10:15 – Folk Alliance International Conference + KC Folk Festival

4. Billy Bragg – “I Ain’t Got No Home”
from: Tooth & Nail / Cooking Vinyl / May 17, 2013
[This song was made popular by Woody Guthrie. It was based on the old gospel song known variously as “Can’t Feel at Home” or “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a version of which was recorded by the Carter Family in 1931. Recorded in five days at the home studio of musician/producer Joe Henry in South Pasadena. Tooth & Nail features 11 original songs, including one written for the Bush Theatre and this Woody Guthrie cover. Stylistically, it continued to explore genres of Americana and Alternative country, a natural progression since Mermaid Avenue Stephen William “Billy” Bragg (born 20 December 1957) is an English singer, songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centered on bringing about change and getting the younger generation involved in activist causes.]

[Billy Bragg is the Keynote Speaker at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Speaking on Saturday, February 18, at 4:00 pm in Century C, at Westin Crown Center.]

[Billy Bragg plays the Kansas City Folk Music Festival, Sunday, February 19, at 4:00 pm in Century C, at Westin Crown Center.]

5. Calvin Arsenia – “Constellation”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / Expected: February 14, 2017
[Calvin Arsenia premiered these songs in a live show at recordBar last November. 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 Folk Alliance International, Kansas City Fringe Fest, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar and harp Calvin teaches music to elementary students. Calvin is also a graduate of Artist INC.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 9:00 pm, at Westin Crown Center in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

6. Betse & Clarke – “Calico”
from: River Still Rise / Independent / July 1, 2016
[Full-length debut album, from folk duo, Betse & Clarke. Betse Ellis on fiddles, violins, viola & vocals and Clarke Wyatt on banjos and cello. Recorded during the Winter-Spring of 2016. Produced by Clarke Wyatt and Betse Ellis. Recorded and mixed by Clarke Wyatt. Final mix assistance from Chad Meise at Massive Sound. “River Still Rise,” is a collection of originals and reworked traditional compositions that are presented “to be enjoyed as a musical adventure, much like the river exploration of the famous duo Lewis & Clark, an inspiration for the band’s name.” Betse Ellis writes in the extended liner notes: “The phrase River Still Rise appears in the journals of Meriwether Lewis, and to me, most notably when the Corps of Discovery readied their boats and supplies for the beginning of their river journey. Documenting all the details of the excursion included aspects of the weather, the general demeanor or specific behavior of the crew, and most certainly the level of the river. The river needed to be high enough to be navigable, and in that way, Clarke and I have been putting together our gear and supplies, building our boat, and watching the weather signs for about a year and a half at this point. We made this recording at home with the best gear we could acquire, and with Clarke’s long-built engineering and producing knowledge.”]

[Betse & Clarke play an Official Showcase at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, Wednesday, February 15, at 8:15 pm, at Westin Crown Cwenter in Benton’s 20th Floor.]

10:26 – Wednesday MidDay Medley has a mission to mix it well before serving.

We like to mix area recordings with new critically acclaimed “national” releases. We like to mix together different genres of music: Psychedelic, Jazz, Indie Rock, Folk, Classical, Hip Hop, Country, Blues, Pop, Electronic, Latin, and more. Music without walls

We take great care, each week, to create an original, multicultural, multigenerational, medley of new musical releases, and timely special guests, in a two hour sound-collage of lyrics and vibrations and informational interviews and live performances. We are more than just a radio show, we are part of the area music community. For three years we have hosted the Wednesday MidDay Medley’s – 90.1 FM Showcase at Middle of The Map Fest, we have co-emceed Apocalypse Meow at Knuckleheads, and the main stage at Crossroads Music Fest. We have documented the MidCoast Music Scene through our radio show, our Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter, You Tube, and WordPress sites. At http://www.wednesdaymiddaymedley.org you can find our playlists from the last eight years.

10:33 – Underwriting

10:35 – Interview with Jennifer McCartney

Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, and single mom, and the founder of Kansas City Heroes, a group she formed in 2015, with her daughter, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged. Jennifer and her 13 year old daughter Autumn recently traveled to Washington DC to participate in the Women’s March on Washington, on January 21, with over 500,000 people, and millions more, in sister marches, in over 600 cities around the world, all marching for the protection of civil rights, affordable health care, public education, equality, the environment, women’s safety.

Jennifer and Autumn went to the Woman’s March on Washington to show our new government leaders that we will not tolerate any kind of hate for our fellow countrymen and women. They say they “will stand and fight.”

500,000 to a million people at Women’s March on Washington, combined with huge marches in Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and 600 other cities around the world, have led to almost daily protests.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. The

The March was designed to send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights.

Jennifer McCartney, is a retired professional boxer, who now works as IT/Database Specialist. Jennifer started the group, Kansas City Heroes, with her daughter Autumn, in 2015, to advocate for single parents, disabled folk, and the disadvantaged. Kansas City Heroes provides furnishings, food, and essentials to people in need. They have cleaned houses, mowed yards, and provided helpful acts of compassion.

Autumn McCartney, is Jennifer’s 13 year old daughter, and co-founder of KC Heroes. Autumn is an 8th grader at Grain Valley North Middle School, in Grain Valley, Missouri.

Jennifer McCartney currently works as a Data and Quality Improvement Specialist at Rainbow Services Inc

Jennifer McCartney has said that, “I always wanted to help others in need but I never had the money to do it so I came up with Kansas City Heroes.”

Jennifer told us, “You don’t have to have money to do the things we do for people.”

Jennifer has experienced prejudice and homophobia being a lesbian, and single mom has been rough and with all the hateful politics lately it has gotten rougher.

Jennifer told us that Kansas City Heroes treats everyone with respect and compassion and we are growing quickly. My motto is “ Be blessed by blessing others.” They are currently working to create a not-for-profit status for the organization.

Kansas City Heroes is on Facebook. For ongoing information about Women’s March on Washington you can visit: http://www.womensmarch.com


7. case/lang/veirs – “People Have the Power”
from: People Have The Power – Single / case-lang-veirs / January 20, 2017
[The supergroup of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs have been performing their version of Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” since last summer. The trio have decided to release a live version in support of the Women’s March on Washington. “We hope Patti’s message resonates with you as you march in solidarity this weekend, and during the next 4 years,” they explained in a message. The song’s cover art adopts the logo of the Women’s March on Washington with their own likenesses in the layered silhouette profiles. The band released the song through their Instagram account. Several years ago k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case and Laura Veirs on a whim. It read simply, “I think we should make a record together.” Though the three musicians were barely more than acquaintances “Laura and I both responded immediately,” recalls Case. “There was no question.” ‘case/lang/veirs,’ was released June 14m 2016 from Anti- Records. This new album by three phenomenal, self-driven artists was released with an extensive tour. ‘case/lang/veirs’ features 14 new, original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. It was recorded in Portland, OR where lang and Veirs both live, and produced by Tucker Martine with the group. Sessions commenced in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, and in Veirs’ dining room and backyard studio. ‘case/lang/veirs’ draws inspiration from alluring, mysterious subjects: a supermoon, the tumbledown story of 70s singer Judee Sill, and the “best kept secret” in Silver Lake, to name but three.]

8. Timbers – “Take, Take”
from: Live at The BRC (Madison EP) / case-lang-veirs / January 10, 2015
[Performed live at BRC. Limited release for Madison Presents. Timbers includes: Aaron Mitchum on guitar & lead vocals; Abigail Jones on banjo, guitar & vocals; Devon Teran on guitar, lap and pedal steel guitar, & dobro; Riley Taylor on upright bass & electric bass; and Nate Lewis on drums. Recorded at BRC in Kansas City, KS. Tracking: Braulio Hernandez-Hedges. Mixing and Mastering: Alex Chapman]

[Timbers plays The Tank Room Saturday February 4, with My Oh My! and Of Tree.]

10:59 – Station ID

9. Catch 22 – “Stomping Ground – Feat. Joe Good”
from: Rumpus – In These Horns of Mine / Records DK / September 2, 2016
[CATCH 22 is a collaboration of Kansas City based hip hop producers: JKR70, Trystyl, and Icy Roc who’ve created music inspired by the artwork of D. Ross aka “Scribe” know for his graffiti and murals and his character Rumpus and the stories behind this illustrated character. Every single record is a different color. No two are the same!! Includes a 36 page comic book that was inspired by the music. Illustrated by graffiti muralist master “Scribe”. The album is described as, ”A little bit of hip hop, rock and everything in between.” The collaborating producers JKR70, Trystyl, and Icy Roc based their musical creations off of Scribe’s character Rumpus. The album flows like a movie soundtrack behind the art. There are several guest appearances. ”Scribe” D.Ross is the Resident Artist at Children’s Mercy Hospital, KC. He is a Muralist, Gallerist, Illustrator, Author of The Scribble Squad. More info at: http://scribeswalk.com.%5D

10. Erica Joy – “All In My Head”
from: Erica Joy, Introduction / Independent / February 3, 2017
[Erica Joy on vocals, Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on acoustic guitar. Recording and produced by Kyle Ward at Counterpoint Studio.]

[Erica Joy plays an EP release for Erica Joy, Introduction, Friday, February 3, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Ave, with for the first time backed by a full band composed of Britt Wild on lead guitar, Khitam Jabr on rhythm guitar, Michelle Bacon on bass, and Stephanie Williams on drums.]

11:05 – Wednesday MidDay Medley Shines A Light!

In just this past year, we’ve featured segments shining a light on: Charlotte Street Foundation’s Open Studios, Spinning Tree Theatre, Charlie Parker Celebration, Middle of The Map Fest, American Jazz Museum, The Green Lady Lounge, KC Fringe Theatre Fest, Crossroads Music Fest, Midwest Music Foundation and the MidCoast Takeover, Record Store Day, Mudstomp Records, Folk Alliance International Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , The Living Room Theatre, Late Night Theatre, Lawrence Field Day Fest, I Heart Local Music, High Dive Records, 31st & Brklyn, KC Physical Theatre Fest, Kansas City Pride Fest, Girls Rock! and the Annual Girls Rock! Camp, Manor Fest, Westport Roots Festival, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Mattie Rhoades Gallery, Apocalypse Meow, The Buffalo Room, Standing Rock, Egads Theatre, Union Station, Outer Reaches Festival, Plaza Art Fair, No Wave Fest, Haymaker Records, Johnson County Performing Arts Series, The Pop Poetry Series at Prospero’s Books, Datura Records, Center of The City Fest, Too Much Rock, Crossroads Summer Block Party, Shelf Life, Kansans Against Campus Carry, Kansas Interfaith Action, Like Me Lighthouse, The Lesbian & gay Film Festival, Uptown Arts Bar, Women’s March on Washington, The Band That Fell To Earth A Tribute To David Bowie, Rose Brooks Center, KC Refugees, The Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, Artist Inc., and more…


11. False Brother – “Digital Haze”
from: SELF TITLED TAPE / Data Decay / September 28, 2016
[Four piece post punk band based in Kansas City. The band includes: Esteban. Ian, Denny, and Deets. More information at: http://www.falsebrother.bandcamp.com/%5D

[False Brother play Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, Friday, February 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club – All Ages.]

11:15 – Interview with Aaron Rhodes

Aaron Rhodes is a busy guy, he serves as Editor-in-chief at The Campus Ledger, the student newspaper for Johnson County Community College, where he is also going to school. Aaron Rhodes is also the owner and Editor-in-chief, of Shuttlecock Music Magazine, that he launched in 2015, to feature in-depth coverage of new and VERY emerging music from Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Aaron joins us to talk about Shuttlecock Music Magazine and the Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003 – Friday, February 17, at Mills Record Company featuring: Sahvannes, False Brother, Justinxshon, and Dead Dads Club. We’ll also play new music from Rory Fresco who plays The Granada Theater in Lawrence, Friday Feb 3.

Aaron Rhodes Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Aaron grew up in Olathe, Kansas and just recently celebrated his 20th Birthday. He started listening to music and following the local music scene when he was in middle school, He also mentioned the 90.1 FM KKFI radio show, KCDIY, heard Monday nights at Midnight, as one of the shows that has influenced him.

Shuttlecock Music Magazine features concert reviews, photo galleries, interviews, streams of new releases, and updates on the 816 Music Break podcast.

Shuttlecock has also released a physical photo zine and hosted several free showcases featuring local artists performing at Mills Record Company.

The Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, is Friday, February 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, False Brother and Dead Dads Club. – All Ages. More information at: http://www.shuttlecockmusic.com


12. Rory Fresco – “LowKey (feat. G-Easy)”
from: LowKey (Feat. G-Easy) – Single / Epic Records / December 7, 2016
[Kansas City based, 19 year old Rory Fresco was born Terrell Johnson Jr. A SoundCloud algorithm randomly selected his song “Lowkey” to play directly after a new single from Kanye West. The track went for a few thousand plays to millions of listeners and got a record deal with Epic a division of Sony Music. LowKey was produced in his father’s basement and now he is collaborating with working with L.A. Reid, Fonzworth Bentley and Timbaland on a debut studio album. He told Aaron Randle in a Kansas City Star that, “Meeting and working with Timbaland has been surreal,” “I can feel my soundscapes becoming bigger, crazier.” His latest release, “Mad World,” contains the single, “On the Couch.”]

[Rory Fresco plays The Granada in Lawrence, Friday, February 3, opening for Rich The Kid and Aaron Alexander.]

11:32 – Underwriting

11:34 – 90.1 FM KKFI, now, more than ever.

Now, more than ever, Independent, Community Media is important for our world. We are here to listen to you, and share your concerns, and offer resources, and community activities and information. Along with our stellar National Public Affairs shows like Democracy Now, and Workers Independent News, we also offer more locally produced public affairs programs than anywhere eles on the dial, TV or radio. We offer programs specifically produced for the LGBTQIA communities, Women’s Issues, Native American News & Culture, and more.

Just remember what you don’t have to hear when you are tuned to 90.1 FM KKFI!

No Commercials. No automated robot playing the same 40 to 100 songs in a “rotation” based on a formula of one person, who programs the robot.

90.1 offers nearly 100 different radio programs. 80 of those programs are locally produced, and hosted and engineered by over 100 different people, who create content, and personally handcraft each show. There are over 135 hours each week of locally produced handcrafted programs. You will not find this anywhere else on your radio dial. It is very special. Not only do we bring the most diverse and unfiltered news and information, but our musical playlist is so very much deeper, and more comprehensive, than any other radio station in town. In one week you will hear over 2000 different songs played, as well as voices from the hundreds of KKFI volunteers and the hundreds of guests who visit out midtown studios to share their stories. How much is this worth to you?


13. Krystle Warren – “If Memory Serves Me Well”
from: Three The Hardway / Parlour Door Music / [Expected Spring, 2017]
[Last year in Krystle Warren premiered this song and her other new songs from this album at the Middle of the Map Fest in a packed room at Californos in Westport and later at The Polsky Theatre for the Performing arts Series of Johnsons County Community College. For this record Krystle decided to play every instrument and do all of the vocals and back up vocals. Krystle was on the show several times last year where she shared the inspirations for this record, early gospel recordings, that crossed over into Jazz fro Pharoah Sanders, Edwin Hawkins, The Swan Silvertones and more. Krystle Warren is originally from Kansas City. Krystle learned to play the guitar by listening to The Beatles albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Krystle Warren graduated from Paseo Arts Academy in 2001 and began her musical career in Kansas City and collaborating with local jazz and pop musicians. After living in San Francisco and New York City, Krystle was signed to a French recording label, Because Music, and moved to Paris and released her album “Circles” in 2009. Krystle played numerous French and British television programs, including Later with Jools Holland, garnering critical acclaim and traveling all over the world, touring with Rufus Wainwright, Nick Cave, Norah Jones, and Joan As Police Woman. Krystle created, Parlour Door Music, to release “Love Songs: A Time you May Embrace” a recording from a 13 day session in Brooklyn, where she recorded 24 songs live with 28 musicians including her band, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections.]

14. Katy Guillen & The Girls – “The Load“
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 hometown release of “Heavy Days” on May 21 at Knuckleheads. Katy Guillen & The Gilrs joined us live on WMM on May 4.]

[Katy Guillen & The Girls play Knuckleheads, on Saturday, February 4, 8:00 PM with Violet & The Undercurrents.]

11:48 – 90.1 is my comfort, my special companion

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15. dead dads club – “iron pilz”
from: DEAD DAD MONEY / Independent / January 27, 2017
[Dead Dads Club is Kansas City based musician and songwriter Riff Randell.]

[dead dads club play Shuttlecock Music Showcase 003, Friday, Feb 17, at 6:00 pm, at Mills Record Company with Sahvannes, Justinxshon, and False Brother – All Ages.]

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

Next week on February 8, we bring you part two of Wednesday MiDay Medley plays The MidCoast Sound. Sid Sowder of Too Much Rock will be here to premier the B-Side of the new Too Much Rock single release! Plus, Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine will join us to share the details about the next Sound Machine, February 10, at 8:00 PM at recordBar, with Jaenki, Pink Royal, Westerners, and Westside Royal.

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:

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