#673 – March 15, 2017 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Barry Lee & Dave Storms of Broken Arrows
+ Mikal Shapiro

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

2. Joey Bada$$ – “Land of the Free”
from: ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ / Pro Era – Cinematic Music / April 7, 2017
[The second single from the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Joey Badass. Born Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott on January 20, 1995. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, he is a founding member of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, with whom he has released three mixtapes. He released his debut mixtape, 1999, in June 2012 to critical acclaim and recognition, followed by Rejex in September, and Summer Knights on July 1, 2013. His debut studio album, B4.DA.$$, was released January 20, 2015. In July 2016, he made his television debut on the USA Network series Mr. Robot.]

3. The Magnetic Fields – “’69: Judy Garland”
from: 50 Song Memoir / Nonesuch Records / March 10, 2017
[50 Song Memoir is the eleventh studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields. 50 Song Memoir is an autobiographical concept album that chronicles the first 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt’s life, with one song for each year that he has lived. Stephin Merritt began recording on his 50th birthday on February 9, 2015. The album was produced by Merritt with additional production by Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman. Merritt sings on all fifty tracks and plays more than one hundred instruments throughout. 50 Song Memoir is available in five-LP and five-CD editions that include an interview by Daniel Handler and facsimile handwritten lyrics by Stephin Merritt, and as a bound book. The fully staged live shows in support of 50 Song Memoir are directed by José Zayas. The Magnetic Fields have been expanded to include an additional three musicians for the tour, with each of the seven playing seven different instruments. On the tour the band play the entirety of 50 Song Memoir in two halves across two nights at each venue.]

4. The Tamborine Club – “At the Time”
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 Tambourine Club play miniBar, Tues, March 21, at 9:00 pm w/ Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts, and HMPH.]

[The Tambourine Club play the Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Fri, March 24, with Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

10:14 – Underwriting

5. Valerie June – “Astral Plane”
from: The Order of Time / June Time – Concord Music / March 10, 2017
[Valerie June Hockett (born January 10, 1982), known as Valerie June, is an Americana singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. June was the oldest of five children. As a child growing up in Humboldt, June was exposed to gospel music at her local church and R&B and soul music via her father. As a teenager, her first job was with her father – a promoter for gospel singers and Prince, K-Ci & JoJo, and Bobby Womack – helping him hang posters in town. June relocated to Memphis in 2000 and began recording and performing at the age of 19, initially with her then-husband Michael Joyner, in the duo Bella Sun. After her marriage ended she began working as a solo artist, combining blues, gospel and Appalachian folk, in a style that she describes as “organic moonshine roots music”, and learning guitar, banjo, and lap-steel guitar. She became associated with the Memphis-based Broken String Collective. After self-releasing three albums, her debut album as a signed artist, Pushin’ Against a Stone, was released in the UK and Europe through Sunday Best Recordings on May 6, 2013, and through Concord Music Group in August 2013. The album includes several songs co-written with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who co-produced it with Kevin Augunas. The album was so titled to commemorate the story of her life. June said “I feel I’ve spent my life pushing against a stone. And the jobs I’ve had have been fitting for getting a true feel for how the traditional artists I loved came home after a hard day to sit on the porch and play tunes until bedtime.” The record includes performances by Booker T. Jones, who co-wrote one of the songs contained on the album.]

6. Shortsweather – “Fit Dads”
from: Fit Dads – Single / Parrot Ice Studio / January 13, 2017
[1st single from upcoming record Patio Naps, from the KC based alternative indie dreampop surf punk band formed by Patrick Keizer, Davy Langerak, Bennett Jones, Josiah Hunter. Engineered / Produced / Mixed / Mastered / Loved By Jordan Richardson. Written by Shortsweather with Alie Warman.]

[Shortsweather play recordBar, 1520 Grand, Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 w/ 21Yrs of Winter, Bad Wheels.]

[Shortsweather play Riot Room, 4048 Broadway, Monday, Mar 27, w/ PLEASURES, Witch Jail, HMPH.]

7. Broken Arrows – “To Try To Touch The Earth Again”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017
[KC/Lawrence based 5-piece band, formed by Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals; Barry Lee on guitar & vocals; and Dave Storms on drums. Broken Arrows got together to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. They received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a band. This song was written by Calvin Russell, Barry Lee sings lead vocals.This song was written and sung by John Chevalier, with backing vocals by Mike Penner and Bill Ryan.]

[Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.]

10:28 – Interview with Barry Lee & Dave Storms

Dave Storms and Barry Lee of Broken Arrows

Barry Lee and Dave Storms, are members of the Kansas City/Lawrence based 5-piece band, Broken Arrows. The band also includes: Mike Penner, Bill Ryan and John Chevalier. Broken Arrows got together as a one-shot-deal to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in 2015. The band received such a positive reaction and enjoyed playing together so they decided to continue as a working band. Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Saturday, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Barry Lee & Dave Storms thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Broken Arrows got together to play a Neil Young Tribute at Davey’s Uptown in November 2015.

Broken Arrows

Broken Arrows include: Barry Lee on vocals & rhythm guitar; Mike Penner on lead guitar & vocals; Bill Ryan on lead guitar, keyboards & vocals; John Chevalier on bass guitar & vocals; and Dave Storms on drums & percussion.

Both John Chevalier and Dave Storms were previously in The Waspmen. Both have played extensively with many different bands in the Kansas City area.

Mike Penner and Bill Ryan were previously in the KC power pop band, Honeywagen.

Barry Lee had only played music very few times in public prior to the formation of this band. This is his first band.

Mike Penner, Bill Ryan and John Chevalier are the principle songwriters for the band. They play mostly original material and some obscure covers.

“To Try To Touch The Earth Again” was written and sung by John Chevalier, with backing vocals by Mike Penner and Bill. Ryan.

“All I Got” was written by Mike Penner who also sings lead vocals.

10:37

9. Broken Arrows – “All I Got”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017

10:40 – Interview with Barry Lee & Dave Storms

Dave Storms produced the new EP Extended Play.

Broken Arrows will premiere their debut EP, “Extended Play” with a Special Release show, Sat, March 18, at 8:00 PM, at Records With Merritt, 1614 Westport Rd, KCMO.

Broken Arrows play Frank’s North Star in Lawrence, on May 13.

Broken Arrows play recordBar on June 3, with Pedaljets and Maria the Mexican.

“A Crack In Time.” is a song written by Calvin Russell. Barry Lee sings lead.

10:48

8. Broken Arrows – “A Crack In Time”
from: Extended Play EP / Broken Arrows / March 18, 2017

10. Violent Bear – “Mrs. Rabbit”
from: Mrs. Rabbit – Single / Violent Bear / March 9, 2016
[One of 3 new singles released this month from Violent Bear. a KC based garage folk band with hints of Southern Gothic and nods to old country roots, formed by husband and wife: Stephen & Danger Herzig, who rotate on a variety of instruments. The band also includes: Noah Cassidy on lead guitar, Jonas Cassidy on bass, and Jake Rogers/Dancer on synthesizers. This song was engineered by Matt Allen and mastered by Jason Pollan. This song was written by Danger Herzig who told me, “It is political in nature and about all the things I am feeling currently as a woman and a mother. As an American.” Her children sing back up on the track.

11:00 – Station ID

11. Calvin Arsenia – “Experience”
from: Catastrophe / Calvin Arsenia / 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 4 special shows at OutburstKC, Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm and Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm. This will be an intimate adaptation of his full length record release Catastrophe. Over the course of two nights and four shows, each performance will feature a different Kansas City music legend including Jametatone, Seth M. Jones, Beau Bledsoe, and Mark Southerland. More information at http://www.theoutburstkc.com]

[Calvin Arsenia plays Big Bang Buffet’s “Black Sheep Rising,” Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 at The Buffalo Room. A benefit for 90.1 FM KKFI featuring Ron Megee, Lisa Cordes, Jon “Piggy” Cupit, The Sleazebeats, Kristie Stremel, Jen Harris, Maria Vasquez Boyd, Jen Appell, Bill Belzer, Charlie Colborne, Mark Manning, Susan Cedarquis-Brewington, BJ McBride, Michael McQuary, Janet Henry, Ryan Wilks, and Nico Gray. go to: http://www.kkfi.org for more information.]

12. Cindy Wilson – “Ballistic”
from: Supernatural EP / Chihuahua Music / March 10, 2017
[“Supernatural” is a 5-song EP of new original material performed by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons, Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes and Sterling Campbell. Songs by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons and Ryan Monahan. Recording, mixing, mastering and artwork by Suny Lyons. This EP was released the same day as the 5-song EP Sunrise, performed by Cindy Wilson, Suny Lyons, Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes, Sterling Campbell, Slade Adams and John Fernandes. and also Recorded, mixed, mastered by Suny Lyons. Cynthia “Cindy” Leigh Wilson was born February 28, 1957. She is a singer, and is one of the lead vocalists, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s. The B-52’s were formed when Wilson (who was born in Athens, Georgia), alongside her older brother and guitarist Ricky, organist and vocalist Kate Pierson, drummer and percussionist Keith Strickland, and vocalist Fred Schneider played an impromptu musical jam session after sharing a tropical Flaming Volcano drink at a local Chinese restaurant. They later played their first concert in 1977 at a Valentine’s Day party for their friends. Wilson and the others broke into the music world with their campy, ’60s retro band. Their 1979 debut album The B-52’s, yielded the hit singles “Rock Lobster” and “Planet Claire” and launched the band into stardom. On April 21, 1985, Wilson married Keith Bennett, a successful advertiser who was a longtime friend of the band and Ricky’s guitar tech on tour. Ricky died later that year, leaving her devastated. Wilson took a sabbatical from the band in 1990 to concentrate on raising a family, during which time The B-52’s recorded and released the album Good Stuff as a trio of Pierson, Schneider and Strickland. During the live tour to promote the Good Stuff album in 1992 and 1993, Julee Cruise sang as a replacement for Wilson. Wilson rejoined The B-52’s in 1994. In 1998 she took part in recordings from which two new songs were selected to be included along with the band’s hit singles on the album Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation. Wilson then took maternity leave in 1999 (being replaced on tour by Gail Ann Dorsey), later rejoining the band in 2001 for regular touring of their greatest hits. The B-52’s completed the album Funplex in 2007 and it was released in March 2008. Wilson co-wrote every song on the album with the three other band members. In all, she has co-written much of the band’s back catalogue, including “Dance This Mess Around”, “Private Idaho” and all of the Cosmic Thing album including hit singles “Love Shack” and “Roam”. Wilson’s vocal efforts include the typical B-52’s “call-and-response” vocals with Schneider and/or Pierson, as well as her harmonies with Pierson on the band’s all-female songs such as “Roam”, “52 Girls”, “Cake”, “Legal Tender”, “Summer of Love” and “Juliet of the Spirits”. One of the band’s signature elements is the setup between the three vocalists. However, Wilson sings the greatest number of solo performances in the band, especially on their earlier albums. Examples of Cindy’s solo vocal performances in The B-52’s include “Hero Worship”, “Loveland”, “Nip It in the Bud”, “Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland”, “Ain’t It a Shame”, “She Brakes for Rainbows” and the live favorite “Give Me Back My Man”. Wilson is the band’s bongosero, playing the bongos in regular live favorites “Planet Claire”, “Mesopotamia”, “Pump” and “Party Out of Bounds” as well as other songs such as “6060-842” and “Big Bird”.]

[The B-52s will play The Uptown, Sunday, October 22, at 8:00 PM.]

11:07 – Underwriting

13. Expassionates – “Dizzy”
from: Landscapes / Expassionates / 2008
[Scott Easterday on vocals & guitar; Marco Pascolini on guitar; Richard Burgess on bass and Sam Platt on drums. Expassionates began as a recording project in 1998 in the historic El Torreon Ballroom in Kansas City. Singer/songwriter Scott Easterday played guitar and keyboards and hired musicians from diverse backgrounds in rock, country and jazz: Bryan Hicks, bass; Ryan Bennett, drums; Marco Pascolini, guitar; Richard Alwyn, harmonica; Mark Southerland, saxophone; Nate Hofer, pedal steel and Jazzbo (Bill Hargrave), trumpet. The resulting album, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, was released December 26, 1998. For the next several years Scott Easterday played solo shows and duo shows with Marco Pascolini, who played guitar on Verse, Chorus, Bridge until they decided to find a permanent rhythm section to complete a four-piece band. That group, Scott Easterday: vocal, guitar; Marco Pascolini: guitar; Richard Burgess: bass and Sam Platt: drums, played hundreds of live shows and released a new CD album called Landscapes in 2008. They stopped playing, except for selected shows, in 2011. In 2015 Scott Easterday reintroduced the first album, Verse, Chorus, Bridge with a live show and a new band. Bryan Hicks, bass, and Nate Hofer, pedal steel, return from the original group but this time they are joined by Matt Richey, drums, Troy van Horn, guitar, and Patrick Alonzo Conway on sax and percussion. Scott Easterday is a musician, singer, and composer. He has been playing for nearly 25 as a musician in the Kansas City scene, playing bass in the Mongol Beach Party, playing guitar singing and songwriting for his mid 1990s band Easterday, performing for several years as a member of Howard Iceberg and The Titanics, and as the founder and lead singer for the Expassionates. Scott has written reviews and interviews about local performing artists for KC Metropolis, and is President of the Board of Directors of Midwest Music Foundation. Scott works as a Cataloging Assistant specializing in Western Languages at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art–Spencer Art Reference Library. ]

[Expassionates play Holy Cow Market & Music, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM with Mikal Shapiro.]

14. Mikal Shapiro – “Nope”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)
[Singer, songwriter, artist, filmmaker, puppeteer, ring-leader Mikal Shapiro studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Her full length solo releases “The Crow The Lark And The Loon from 2008, and “For Good” from 2010 have been acclaimed by local music writers. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal Shapiro is also a curator, producer and co-host of River Trade Radio. Aside from performing as a solo artist Mikal also performs with Chad Brothers of the band Old Sound, as Shapiro Brothers, she is a member of the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as Partners in Glory. Musical is her third full length solo release, she previously recorded albums with the bands: Eudora and Boon. Mikal writes: “The Musical is a collection of stories and characters; an intersection between popular music, classical songwriting and personal mythologies. Pronouns shift between “them” and “us,” “you” and “me.” Tracks jump influences from jazz, folk, and blues to rock, country and psychedelia.” The core band includes a line-up of local greats: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright and electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums, Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine. Long time friend and collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.” Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.

[Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.]

11:15 – Interview with Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro, is a Kansas City based singer/songwriter and filmmaker, who studied Film History, Film, and Writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, and received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying Film, Video, New Media, and Animation. Mikal is the creator of the web television project, “Go! Go! Global Girls.” She has also created music videos for herself, Dead Voices and Folkicide. Mikal performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers, until recently she was a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu, she plays in the 4-piece band Royalphonic, and with Kasey Rausch as, Partners in Glory. Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015. Mikal Shapiro is producer and co-host of River Trade Radio, airing Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on 90.1 FM KKFI. Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

Mikal Shapiro thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Mikal Shapiro is involved in multiple musical and artistic projects.

Mikal Shapiro recently celebrated three years of producing and hosting River Trade Radio, heard Sundays at 9:00 AM on 90.1 FM KKFI with Kasey Rausch.

Mikal Shapiro worked on a special project last month for Folk Alliance International with Kansas City musician and filmmaker Khitam Jabr who helped document The 2017 Artist in Residence, Italian-Canadian Blues Musician, Rita Chiarelli, and the Blues Behind Bars project that paired the Topeka Women’s Correctional Facility with Chiarelli. Their work of filming and editing a documentary about this project was shown on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel on Friday, Feb. 17, preceding Ani DiFranco’s keynote speech.

Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.

The 2015 recording, “Mikal Shapiro: The Musical” has two acts–an A-side and a B-side. The songs are engineered for long play off a 12” vinyl record on a hi-fidelity stereo system. Mikal released The Musical on vinyl funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign to cover the basic costs of producing this record on vinyl.

The core band includes a line-up of local greats:

Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) upright & electric bass,
Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums
Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals.
Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album.

Special guests on the album include:

Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel,
Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet,
Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle,
Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer,
Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes,
Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine.
Long time friend and collaborator Rachel Gaither (Tullamore/The Boon) stepped in to sing and play violin on the song “Chimo.”

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Studios.

15. Mikal Shapiro – “Daniel”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)

11:27 – Interview with Mikal Shapiro

Mikal Shapiro performs with Chad Brothers as, The Shapiro Brothers.

She is a member of the 6-piece latin based band Ayllu.

Until recently she played in the 4-piece band Royalphonic.

With Kasey Rausch she performs as, Partners in Glory.

Mikal Shapiro’s full length solo releases include the critically acclaimed: ”The Crow The Lark And The Loon,” from 2008, “For Good,” from 2010, and “The Musical,” from 2015.

Mikal Shapiro is the founder of State City Films.

11:35

16. Mikal Shapiro – “Looking Back”
from: The Musical / Independent / February 19, 2015 (11/19/15 – vinyl release)
[The core band includes a line-up of: Johnny Hamil (Mr. Marco’s V7/The Malachy Papers) on upright & electric bass, Matt Richey (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on drums, Chad Brothers (Old Sound/Supermassive Black Holes) on electric guitar / harmony vocals. Emily Tummons also lends her voice to the mix creating lush three part harmonies that weave throughout the album. Special guests on the album include: Mike Stover (Dead Voices/Grisly Hand) on pedal steel, Hermon Mehari (Diverse/The Buh’s) on trumpet, Betse Ellis (The Wilders/Betse and Clarke) on fiddle, Clarke Wyatt (Trio E/Betse and Clarke) on Wurlitzer, Damon Parker (The MGDs) on Wurly and Rhodes, Erin Bopp AKA Natural E (Royalphonic) on tambourine.

[Mikal Shapiro will be performing The Musical with a full band, Saturday, March 18, at 9:00 PM at Holy Cow Market & Music with the Kansas City band, Expassionates.]

17. Be / Non – “See Me Runnin'”
from: Fairgrounds Vol. 2 / Haymaker Records / February 29, 2016
[Brodie Rush on vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards; Ben Ruth on bass, keyboards, synths, John Huff on synths; Mike Cochran on drums. Engineered, mixed and produced by Brodie Rush. Be/Non was founded by Brodie Rush, a songwriter, musician, singer, organizer, artist, film maker, music video creator. Over 20 years ago KC native, Brodie Rush formed the experimental, psychedelic, prog-pop band. In 1996, Brodie Rush and his rock band Be/Non recorded two sets of songs in a small home studio in Lawrence, Kansas – material that would become their first two EPs released on cassette. Be/Non, The band has had more members than Spinal Tap, but Brodie has remained the only consistent member, songwriter and producer. The current line up of the band includes: Ben Ruth, Brodie Rush, Nathan Burian, John Huff, Nanci Ayala, Mike Cochran.]

[The Fairgounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymaker Records, Friday, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. (All are on compilation).]

18. Riala – “The Diving Bell”
from: Be Here | Be There / Haymaker Records / September 4, 2015
[Nick Turner on Voice & Guitar, Kalo Hoyle on bass, Morgan Greenwood on drums. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording Studios.]

[Riala plays The Blind Tiger on Friday, March 17, at 8:00 PM, with Staghorn from St.Louis.]

19. Making Movies – “Maria”
from: Maria – Single / United Interests / September 2, 2016
[Upcoming 3rd full length release: I Am Another You, Making Movies are a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of two sets of brothers: Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Andres Chaurand on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and Kansas City, Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico. All proceeds from this pay-what-you-can download will be donated directly to Base Academy of Music, a non-profit music organization that makes starting to learn a musical instrument accessible and affordable for urban youth. The organization believes music education is a reason and a means to succeed and collaborates with local schools and community centers to offer both private lessons and afterschool group programs. Led singer and guitarist for Making Movies, Enrique Chi writes, “Maria was the last song written while I was still working in the headspace of our last album, A La Deriva. It is a rebuttal to ‘Lo Que Quiero,’ which is written from a mother’s perspective. ‘Maria’ is a father’s reflection on his life and of his family. A La Deriva was written about an economically depressed immigrant neighborhood. As I am writing this, we are in the middle the music camp we created as a service to the neighborhood that inspired songs on the album. One of our key collaborators on the camp is our friend Clint Velasquez, a gifted music educator with a huge heart for the community. He created a non-profit in Kansas City called Base Academy of Music (B.A.M.) in order to provide quality music education in the inner city at a fraction of the cost of what it would be elsewhere.”]

[Making Movies are hosting a We Are All Immigrants party, Friday, March 24 at 8:00 PM, at Prohibition Hall, 1118 McGee St, KCMO, to celebrate the pre-sale of their new album, I Am Another You. A portion of all proceeds will go to the National Immigration Law Center, dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. The event will include: “Brown Eyes in Blues” a special collaboration by Making Movies and Chato Villalobos, works from Latino Writer’s Collective, Live visual artists, DJ Bad Hombre, ‘I Am Another You’ album Pre-Sale.]

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

Next week on March 22, Patrick Alonzo Conway of the Gamelan Genta Kasturi joins us to discuss their “Spring Concert 2017” featuring guest Balinese artists in a concert of traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan Music & Dance, presented in partnership with Academie Lafayette and Kindness, Inc. Saturday, March 25, 7:30pm at the Cherry St. Campus location of Academie Lafayette, 3421 Cherry St. KCMO. We’ll also talk with Brenton Cook of Haymaker Records who joins us to share information about The Fairgrounds Vol. 2 Release Party, sponsored by Haymarket Records, Fri, March 24, with The Tambourine Club, Mysterious Clouds, Akkilles, and Rae Fitzgerald & Co. And members of the band Run With It join us to play live in our 90.1 FM Studios and share music from their new EP and information about their EP Release Party, March 24, at recorder, with Crystal Rose.

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

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