#898 – July 14, 2021 Playlist

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Kian Byrne + Redder Moon + pure xtc + Stacy Busch

  1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
    from: Orig. Motion Picture Soundtrack All That Jazz / Casablanca / December 20, 1979
    [WMM’s Adopted Theme Song]
Monta At Odds
  1. Monta At Odds – “Other Side of Yesterday (feat. Your Friend)”
    from: Other Side of Yesterday (feat. Your Friend) – Single / The Record Machine / June 11, 2021
    [This is the third single from Monta At Odds upcoming new album, PEAK OF EYERNAL LIGHT due on July 24, 2021, through The Record Machine. For this song, the Kansas City-based band once again collaborated with Taryn Blake Miller, AKA Domino Record Co. artist Your Friend. Follow up single to the Republic Tigers remix of Monta At Odds’ “When I’m Gone” with Kenn Jankowski joining with Teri Quinn on vocals. The two bands are label mates on The Record Machine. Band leader Dedric Moore tells us that after this album Teri Quinn is leaving the band and Kenn Jankowski is joining the band. Monta At Odds released the single, “When I’m Gone. (feat. Teri Quinn)” on March 5, 2021. Monta At Odds has traced its adventure from its inception to vocalist Teri Quinn’s addition to their sleek, indie-Tronic cascade of the band’s latest recording. An electric drum punch and layers of buzzing synths anchor Quinn’s pleading words, depositing the fact that “we both know you’ll feel better when I’m gone.” It’s the hard choice of ending a relationship and hanging on for dear life. // Monta At Odds is a Kansas City combo led by the brothers Dedric and Delaney Moore. The two have played music together all their lives and have been exploring the Monta At Odds sound since the band’s debut in 2000. Dedric’s pulsing, melodic bass and Delaney’s artfully unhinged synthesizers frame the band’s central character, which is fleshed out by a talented cast of musicians and collaborators. The result is a heady sonic pool that has been inscrutably referred to as ‘Ummagumma meets Arthur Russell’s mutant disco at Vangelis’s house.’ // 2020 finds the addition of acclaimed vocalists, guitarists, and songwriters Mikal Shapiro and Teri Quinn to the band’s lineup. With Mikal and Teri’s otherworldly vocal contributions, Monta At Odds continues to push their alternate reality into streamlined consciousness. Lucas Behrens on guitar and synth and Matthew Heinrich on drums both rounds out the stellar lineup. The group released Zen Diagram in May of 2020 as a more post-punk leaning follow-up to Argentum Dreams. Expect minimal rhythms set to maximum noise, shoegazed guitar signals, slo-mo psychedelic darkwave, endless dub echo, and extended-cut warped disco. Live musicians manipulating time and space via knob turning, cymbal cracking, and pedal pushing as they interlock into hypnotic moments of heavenly bliss that seem to hold forever, captivating the mind. // This single is a follow-up to the December 18, 2020 released A GREAT CONJUNCTION their 5-song EP released just in to coincide with the ‘double-planet’ convergence of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21 which last occurred in 1226. These tunes form a soundtrack to the planetary event, five songs linked together by the vastness of space and as a meditation on our infinitesimal place in the universe. The EP featured Krystof Nemeth, Teri Quinn, Alexander Thomas, Dedric Moore and Matthew Heinrich. Monta At Odds released their 4-song EP Zen Diagram last year on May 1, 2020. Monta At Odd’s seventh full-length album, Peak of Eternal Light, is to be released in 2021 on The Record Machine. In late 2020 Monta At Odds released the single “When Stars Grow Old.” Monta At Odds released their 6th full length album Argentum Dreams on Oct 19, 2018. More info at: http://www.facebook.com/montaatodds%5D

[Monta At Odds play a PEAK OF ETERNAL LIGHT – Album Release Concert at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd., KCMO, on Friday, August. 20, with Emmaline Twist. The evening ends with a New Order Tribute Set. Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM. http://www.therecordbar.com ]

  1. Lava Dreams – “Galaxies”
    from: “You’re The One” – Single / R.I.O.T. LLC / July 9, 2021
    [“Galaxies,” is the 5th single from Lava dreams full-length, self-titled debut album, released exclusively on Youtube on June 25, 2021 and features a music visualizer, seen here: https://youtu.be/0VSjokOCQGk.. More info at: linktr.ee/lavadreams. Solo artist Lava Dreams aka Julia Hamilton writes songs influenced by pop, soul, RnB, jazz, trap, house, funk, reggae, rock, and world music. Lava Dreams is planning to release an 11-song album later this year and will be releasing a new single every month leading up to the release. This is one of several single we’ve played. “Simple Magic” released April 30 as a video, “Surprise!” was released on March 26, “You’re The One” released February 26, and “The Amazing Wave” released Jan./ 8, 2021 through R.I.O.T. LLC Music and produced by Duncan Burnett. Lava Dreams released their debut EP “Good Energy + Focus” on June 13, 2020. Written by Lava Dreams and produced by Duncan Burnett. Lava Dreams aka Julia Hamilton is from Kansas City, MO, her guitar-based music is both dreamy & electric. Lava Dreams began writing lyrics and melodies as a young child. Growing up, she learned to play her first guitar chords from her father – who played around the house and in local bars. After playing guitar & singing in several KC bands as a teenager, she set out to become a solo artist in 2018. Julia Hamilton is also a filmmaker who received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Film from Avila Unversity. http://www.LavaDreamsMusic.com]
Stacy Busch
  1. Stacy Busch – “Breathe Deeply”
    from: “When/Time” / Stacy Busch / (Unreleased)
    [“When/Time” was presented in Charlotte Street Foundation’s Black Box Theater, 3333 Wyoming St., KCMO, on June 25 & 26, 2021. Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. This project, intended for 2020, was delayed due to the pandemic. “When/Time,” will now go on tours to health centers, behavioral health/addiction centers, and schools.. “What is certain is that Busch is an important emerging compositional voice, fearless in its vulnerability, and able to pull disparate musical genres into a cohesive whole without artifice.” -KC METROPOLIS. Stacy Busch is a composer and performer. Her concerts and productions are designed to be provocative yet accessible in order to cultivate broader artistic interest and, in particular, reach under-served and/or misrepresented communities. Stacy is the founder and president of No Divide KC, an arts and social justice non-profit that creates artistic events for social causes. Artistically, her work deals with internal conflicts that are often taken abstractly from her personal experiences with addiction and bipolar disorder. These experiences of duality both in the mind and body are universal and her work expresses this underlying human vulnerability. Stacy’s work has been performed nationally as well as in France and Iceland. In 2020, Stacy’s non-profit No Divide KC is producd the 1st Annual Queer Narratives Festival. Also in 2020 Stacy worked on composing the new music and theater production, When/Time in partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation. COVID-19 has changed the dated of this performance. Stacy also has collaborative projects in the works with The Mid America Freedom Band. Recently, Stacy released a new project and subsequent album, titled Mass, which she premiered at MTH Theater. Stacy has performed at Splice Electroacoustic Music Festival, she scored the documentary “The Ordinance Project” which premiered at the Kansas City LGBTQ Film festival, she partnered with Gilda’s Club KC, Owen/Cox Dance Group and Charlotte Street Foundation to compose and perform the music for “Collective: Our Stories of Cancer,” other service with No Divide KC includes partnerships with the Kansas City Ballet School and the Johnson County Library. In addition to Kansas City, Stacy’s work has been featured at the University of Colorado-Boulder, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University. It has also been performed by ensembles including: loadbang, Bent Frequency and the Beo String Quartet. She is a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellow. Stacy has received grants from ArtsKC, ArtSounds, Charlotte Street Foundation and the UMKC Women’s Council. Stacy received her MM In composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her BM in composition from Western Michigan University. Her teachers include Rome Prize winners Paul Rudy and James Mobberley as well as Pulitzer Prize winners Zhou Long and Chen Yi. Other influential teachers include Guggenheim Fellow Curtis Curtis-Smith, Christopher Biggs and Lisa Coons. Prior to studying music, Stacy studied print journalism at Boston University.]
Stacy Busch

10:15 – Interview with Stacy Busch

Composer & Performing Artist Stacy Busch shares details about the 2nd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 2-7 2021 at The Black Box 1060 Union Ave, West Bottoms, KCMO, with workshops, talk backs, & open mics. We’ll also talk with Stacy about her recent production “When/Time,” presented in Charlotte Street Foundation‘s Black Box Theater, 3333 Wyoming St. KCMO, on June 25 & 26, 2021. Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. This project, intended for 2020, was delayed due to the pandemic. Stacy will share details about the future of “When/Time,” which includes touring to health centers, behavioral health/addiction centers, and schools. Info at: http://www.nodividekc.org

Stacy Busch, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Kansas City nonprofit organization, No Divide KC is presenting the second annual Queer Narratives festival to be held August 2 – 7, 2021 at The Black Box in the West Bottoms will highlight performing and visual artists of various backgrounds. The week-long festival.

Recently Stacy Busch recently produced: When / Time on June 25-27, 2021 at Charlotte Street Foundation in their Black Box Theatre

“WHEN/TIME” OFFERS A NEWER, FUNNIER AND FULLER VIEW OF ADDICTION.

“When/Time” is a new music with theatre performance. The performance is a coming of age journey that weaves together individual stories of young people dealing with addiction. The project’s titular phrase comes from the overarching question that is examined, “When is it time to…?” Each character is pressed with variations of this question like, “When is it time to speak up, act or stay silent?” The characters are tied through this conceptual question as well as through a 12-Step meeting they all attend.
The portrayals of 12-Step programs and those who participate in them are primary goals for this project. Composer Stacy Busch says, “I got sober when I was 22 through 12-Step programs and have spent the last 8 years in these spaces. Stigma and misinterpretation of addiction – particularly the portrayals in film, TV and performance – are especially harmful because they can have a more significant impact on young people. These reductive portrayals that are overly dramatic and heavy-handed firmly implant in young people’s minds that addiction is the end of the road. The ‘degenerate’ stereotype is almost impossible to break down and we are losing lives because of it.”
In addition to the premiere, the performance will travel to treatment centers, schools and halfway houses. The project follows the characters in more depth on the online vlog created to reach a wider audience of young people.

Created/Composed by Stacy Busch
Written/Directed by Kalli Siringas
Choreographer by Kyle Mullins
Musicians: Stacy Busch, J.J. Pearse, Sascha Groschang
Actors: Casey Jane, Christopher Lion, Courtney Hittle

Supported by: Charlotte Street Foundation, Francis Family Foundation, Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund and ArtsKC

“When/Time” Review by Libby Hanssen for KCSTUDIO – June 30, 2021:

There’s a lot of music out there about drinking, but how much about the hard journey to sobriety and healing? Composer and performing artist Stacy Busch took on that challenge in the premiere performance of “When/Time,” presented in the Charlotte Street Foundation Black Box Theater Friday evening, one of the first performances in their new space at 3333 Wyoming Street.

Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. This project, intended for 2020, was delayed due to the pandemic. With three actors and three musicians, the presentation was an amalgam of concert and theater performance, in the façade of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The work was written and directed by Kalli Siringas.

A semicircle of chairs and a coffee pot set up on a folding table in the back corner were the set, with a permeable fourth wall. At the start, Busch wandered into the room, turning to the audience: “I see we have a lot of newcomers.”

Busch, herself nearly nine years sober, is a proud proponent of sobriety and attributes much of her success to the relationships she’s developed in her journey to get there.

I see this presentation as not the culmination of the project, but the first step in something bigger, built around new songs and a handful of retooled ones.

Busch has a singular, mesmerizing musical style and is an exquisite beat maker, with an inquisitive ear and astute facility with a complicated synth set up of keyboard, percussion, voice, and computer. And she neatly integrates this lush soundscape with acoustic instruments, too. Busch vocalizes in many of her works, modulating her voice from deep and monstrous to Mickey Mouse-ish, and creates loops from phrases, stripped to their core consonant, or breathes, layered into ambient wash or brittle percussive effects.

Billed as “a newer, funnier, and fuller view of addiction,” the work did have bits of humor, but the overall emotion was anxiety. The characters, as three AA attendees, shared some of their story and struggles in emotionally agitated monologue, then moved through various abstract, anxiety-laden gestures during the musical works. Kyle Mullins choreographed.

Christopher Lion, Casey Jane, Courtney Hittle gave sympathizing performances as the attendees, with Busch, cellist Sascha Groschang and percussionist J.J. Pearse as attendee characters, too, albeit ones who periodically played instruments and sang during the meeting. Busch mixes melody and spoken word, leaning nearly into rap (coming powerfully and unexpectedly from Hittle), though from time to time issues in the mix subdued the power of the text within the texture.

We got to know why the characters where there and what demons they faced, but there wasn’t much opportunity for character arc, just a character meet-and-greet. It ended on a musically hopeful tone, but we’re not sure if the characters end up there, too.

The audience section of the theater was nearly full, roughly 100 people, but this work has a potential to appeal to a wider population, hopefully reaching more people to explain and empathize with those battling addiction, the various paths that lead them to it, and the challenges they face in starting in a new direction.

Reviewed June 25, 2021, with a repeat performance June 26. From more information visit http://www.stacybusch.com.

Stacy Busch is founder off No Divide KC who are also producing”

Come As You Are: Vulnerability in the Concert Space, September 10, 2021 at St, Mary’s Episcopal Church.

No Divide KC uses the arts as a vehicle for stimulating social awareness, participation and community building. No Divide KC partners with Kansas City-based artists and organizations to create artistic events that are focused on the stories of underserved and misrepresented communities in Kansas City. From http://www.nodividekc.org:

Stacy’s work has been performed nationally and in France and Iceland. The Mid America Freedom Band is premiered her double concerto piece for two drag queens. No Divide KC is produced “Stories from Under the Stars” a storytelling event focusing on homelessness in Kansas City as well as the 1st Annual Queer Narratives Festival.

Stacy released the project and album, titled Mass, which she premiered at MTH Theater. She performed at Splice Electroacoustic Music Festival, she scored the documentary “The Ordinance Project” which premiered at the Kansas City LGBTQ Film festival, she partnered with Gilda’s Club KC, Owen/Cox Dance Group and Charlotte Street Foundation to compose and perform the music for “Collective: Our Stories of Cancer,” other service with No Divide KC includes partnerships with the Kansas City Ballet School and the Johnson County Library.

In addition to Kansas City, Stacy’s work has been featured at the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University. It has also been performed by ensembles including: loadbang, Bent Frequency and the Beo String Quartet.

She is a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellow. Stacy has received grants from ArtsKC, ArtSounds, Charlotte Street Foundation and the UMKC Women’s Council. Stacy received her MM in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her BM in composition from Western Michigan University.

Stacy’s teachers include Rome Prize winners Paul Rudy and James Mobberley as well as Pulitzer Prize winners Zhou Long and Chen Yi. Other influential teachers include Guggenheim Fellow Curtis Curtis-Smith, Christopher Biggs and Lisa Coons. Prior to studying music, Stacy studied print journalism at Boston University.

Stacy Busch, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

The second annual Queer Narratives Festival is August 2 to August 7, at the Black Box in the West Bottoms // Come As You Are: Vulnerability in the Concert Space, September 10, 2021 at St, Mary’s Episcopal Church. http://www.nodividekc.org

Taylor Hughes and Stacy Busch

10:28 – Underwriting

10:30 – Interview with Taylor Hughes

KC based dark pop artist, Taylor Hughes about her music project, pure xtc and her debut single “Ghost” released July 9. 2021. The idea of pure xtc was formed during an extremely isolating time for multi-instrumentalist, Hughes. Living truly on her own for the first time, she moved to the NYC metro in 2019. Time was spent crying on subways, climbing new rooftops, meeting new people, avoiding new people, feeling extremely fulfilled to feeling like a hollow empty shell. “Ghost” was produced and mixed by Walter Kazmier of Silk City Grooves Studio and mastered by Mike Piacentini of Sony Entertainment’s Battery studios. http://www.purextcmusic.com

Taylor Hughes thanks for being with us on WMM

Taylor Hughes talked about her music project, pure xtc and her debut single “Ghost” released July 9. 2021. The idea of pure xtc was formed during an extremely isolating time for multi-instrumentalist, Hughes. Living truly on her own for the first time, she moved to the NYC metro in 2019. Time was spent crying on subways, climbing new rooftops, meeting new people, avoiding new people, feeling extremely fulfilled to feeling like a hollow empty shell.

Pure xtc

From THE DAILY LISTENING – July 9, 2021

Kansas City, MO’s pure xtc – the project from EXNATIONS drummer, Taylor Hughes – is the epitome of lonely night drives. The idea was formed during an extremely isolating time for Hughes during her move to NYC in 2019. As EXNATIONS goes on hiatus, pure xtc allows Hughes to explore darker territories while delving into the highs and lows of adjusting to city life and all that follows.

Debut track, “Ghost,” takes the notion of loneliness, social isolation and anxiety to another level; one the listener can feel if that’s all they’ve known their whole lives. Deliciously haunting as it is relatable, “Ghost” is the perfect introduction to an endeavor that will surely break stigmas surrounding mental health while bringing her community of listeners closer together.

“Have you ever felt alone at a table of friends? Maybe you didn’t even make it to the restaurant because they stopped asking you to hangout, after you’ve said no too many times. Because laying alone in bed with pizza and tequila felt a lot easier than explaining why you ‘look so sad’ all the time. Yeah, I’ve been there. Isolating myself and then wondering where everyone went, turning myself into a literal ghost town.”

“Ghost” was produced and mixed by Walter Kazmier of Silk City Grooves Studio and mastered by Mike Piacentini of Sony Entertainment’s Battery studios.

10:37

  1. pure xtc – “Ghost”
    from: “Ghost” – Single / Taylor Hughes / July 9, 2021
    [Debut single from pure xtc, the musical project of Kansas City based Taylor Hughes. Taylor is also the drummer for the band EXNATIONS who are on hiatus. The idea of pure xtc was formed during an extremely isolating time for multi-instrumentalist, Hughes. Living truly on her own for the first time, she moved to the NYC metro in 2019. Time was spent crying on subways, climbing new rooftops, meeting new people, avoiding new people, feeling extremely fulfilled to feeling like a hollow empty shell. “Ghost” was produced and mixed by Walter Kazmier of Silk City Grooves Studio and mastered by Mike Piacentini of Sony Entertainment’s Battery studios. http://www.purextcmusic.com]
Taylor Hughes

10:40 – More Interview with Taylor Hughes

We are talking with Taylor Hughes about her music project, pure xtc and her debut single “Ghost” released July 9. 2021. “Ghost” was produced and mixed by Walter Kazmier of Silk City Grooves Studio and mastered by Mike Piacentini of Sony Entertainment’s Battery studios. http://www.purextcmusic.com

Taylor Hughes thanks for being with us on WMM

Taylor moved to Kansas City in January 2021. She is a multi-instrumentalist. She plays drums in the band EXNATIONS. Her Fender guitar is named “Little Edie”,

In September 2020 she got engaged to Ericka Kern

From Guitar Girl Magazine
Tone Talk with Taylor Hughes by GGM Staff – June 14, 2021 – Photo by Anna Selle

pure xtc is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist Taylor Hughes. While writing my debut EP, I wanted to set a very specific mood… like, you’re driving through the city at night and it just stopped raining. Glowing neon signs are reflecting in the puddles between the cracked pavement and you’re ready to blow off some steam from a bad week… More like a really bad year. I wrote it about a time I was fresh out of a break-up and impulsively moved to New York City, experiencing the highest highs from exploring the city alone, but also the extreme lows of being alone.

For the last decade, you would have found me behind a drum kit, recording, and touring in various bands. Finally, I’ve found the courage to jump in front of the drum kit and revisit my gateway instrument, guitar. pure xtc is layered with gritty guitars reminiscent of music I grew up listening to, like Radiohead’s OK Computer era or Silversun Pickups’ Carnavas. Some songs have a more dreamy wet tone, lots of modulation. I’m obsessed with chorus and delay effects at the moment (and most of the time). My debut single, “ghost” is set for release on July 9, 2021.

What is your definition of tone, and how has it changed over the years?

Tone sets the mood for everything; from the first 10 seconds in, I want the listener to get the feel of the song, not just, “Woah! I found this new effect and I’m throwing it in every chance I possibly can!” because I’ve absolutely done that and the songs just had a disconnect. As years went by, I learned the song is king ideology. The more I’ve leaned into that thought process, the more dynamic my songs have become.

What are your favorite tonewoods?

I’m obsessed with koa; I dream of a new Taylor GS Mini in koa!

Which guitars, amps, and pedals are you currently using and why?

I have a Marshall Origin 20; it’s very clean and takes my pedals so well! It’s also the lightest tube amp I’ve ever carried. Paired with my Marshall head, I have an Orange 1×12 . I use a Blackbird pedalboard simply because they’re the cutest on the market, and I’m obsessed with cable mgmt – it hides all the ugly stuff really well. As for pedals, I use:

D’Addario tuner / Ernie Ball VP Jr. / Keeley Compressor / Swollen Pickle / The Rat

Walrus Audio Fathom and hopefully soon a SLARP! I’m absolutely obsessed with Walrus Audio; if you haven’t gotten your hands on their stuff, I highly recommend doing so!

TC Electronic’s June 60 – made to replicate the iconic chorus from Roland’s Juno synth, I died when I saw the wood-paneled sides!

JHS Morning Glory with a remote. I love being able to flip the switch from overdrive to a thick distortion. I have a song that goes from a dark pop vibe immediately into a hardcore breakdown within a matter of seconds. So that’s kind of a crucial one for me!

What about strings?

Elixir custom lights on my Taylor Big Baby; I’ve written every song of this upcoming EP on that guitar. It was a gift from a really special human, and I swear it has superpowers. On my Strat, I love D’Addario NYXL 1052’s.

Are there certain recording techniques you prefer in the studio?

I usually lay a bed of synth pads with just stagnant chords and start laying my drums down from there. If you were standing outside of my home studio, you’d most likely hear me singing and clapping out patterns along with a metronome, occasionally an OH F*CK if I’ve really had a break, though! Seriously though, I just turn the lights out and try my best to not overthink or doubt myself.

How do you keep your sound consistent onstage?

I plan on using a fair amount of synth, effected vocal, and sampled drum backing tracks live to help fill out the live sound. I always thought that it helps listeners have something to immediately recognize from the songs they’re used to hearing in headphones. I just really love production, so I try to include it in my live sound as well! I’m always excited to see how artist’s replicate specific moments that I’m obsessed with on a record.

What does your practice consist of?

Lately it’s been me playing along with the stems and a click track, just trying to get comfortable playing and singing while pedal dancing!

Favorite guitar riff or lick that inspired you to pick up the guitar and play?

Lately, Echo & The Bunnymen’s The Killing Moon.

What is your advice for young women who hope to work in the music industry?

Stand your ground, speak up, and don’t ever let yourself feel intimidated. You deserve your spot; you’ve earned it — keep going.

Taylor Hughes, thank you for being with us today on WMM.

pure xtc is the musical project of Taylor Hughes, The pure xtc debut single “Ghost” was released July 9. 2021. “Ghost” was produced & mixed by Walter Kazmier of Silk City Grooves Studio and mastered by Mike Piacentini of Sony Entertainment’s Battery studios. http://www.purextcmusic.com

10:50

  1. Sunshine Lombre – “Affection”
    from: Fading Away / Sunshine Lombre / July 1, 2021
    [Debut album is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Soundcloud and all other major music streaming platforms. Though Sunshine Lombre was not Kansas City raised, she was born here, and has a lot of family here. Sunshine has been based in Kansas City for the majority of the pandemic. This track includes contributions from Kansas City artists: Deandre Manning, Kadesh Flow, and Eddie Moore. More info at: http://www.sunshinelombre.com]

[Sunshine Lombre plays the Soiree Steakhouse & Oyster Bar, 1512 18th Street, KCMO, TONIGHT, July 14, at 7:00 PM with Hypocrace, and Yomi & Bonita Appleblunt. Mask required. ]

  1. Vince Staples – “Are You With That?”
    from: Vince Staples / Blacksmith-Motown-UMG / July 9, 2021
    [Vincent Jamal Staples was born July 2, 1993. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is a member of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow Californian rappers Aston Matthews and Joey Fatts. Staples was once a close associate of Odd Future, in particular Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt. He is currently signed to Motown Records and Blacksmith Records. Staples rose to prominence with appearances on albums by Odd Future members and his collaborative mixtape titled Stolen Youth with Mac Miller, who produced the project. In October 2014, he released his debut EP Hell Can Wait, which included the singles “Hands Up” and “Blue Suede”. His debut album, Summertime ’06, was released on June 30, 2015, to critical acclaim. He was also featured as a part of the XXL 2015 Freshman Class. His second album Big Fish Theory, which contains the singles “BagBak”, “Big Fish”, and “Rain Come Down”, incorporates avant-garde, dance, and electronic influences. It was released on June 23, 2017, to further acclaim from critics. On November 2, 2018, Staples released his third studio album, FM!. On July 9, 2021, Vince released his self-titled fourth studio album.]
  1. Kadesh Flow – “Cry For Me 2”
    from: Room Service 2 / Ryan Jamaal Davis / July 19, 2021
    [Kadesh Flow told us that he “wrote my way through 2020, and while I wrote a ton of songs, I sequenced a few out that do the best job of telling the story of my 2020. Like its 2018 predecessor, this album started at MAGfest. The intention was to finish it gradually at some of the other conventions at which I was booked throughout 2020. Of course, those got cancelled, so I wrote in my basement. The project is called Room Service 2. 5 bonus tracks will be available via Bandcamp.” Kadesh Flow is Ryan Davis is a rapper with an MBA, an emcee, producer, & trombonist. At age 11, he began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. His music has been featured in multiple countries and Southeast Asia. Kadesh performs as a solo hip hop artist. He also plays with The Phantastics, Marcus Lewis Big Band, and Tiki Brawlers. // Kadesh Flow has released 16 new singles so far this year: Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Soft Side,” on Jan. 21, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Assumptions feat. Shubzilla,” on Jan. 29, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Frosty,” on February 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Cry For Me 2,” February 12, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Not on My Watch,” on February 19, 2021, Inspired by Lord Beerus (Dragonball Super). Kadesh Flow released, “Held Me Longer,” on Marc written, produced, performed, mixed and mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released, “Your Dream Isn’t Always Yours,” on March 12, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “Forgot About Me,” on March 14, 2021. Kadesh Flow released, “Take Backs (feat. Ryan Heinlein),” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow & The Enclave released, “But Hope” on March 26, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single, “I Don’t Care” on April 9, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Produced by D. Professor. Kadesh Flow released the single, “That Way” on April 16, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow, and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Saunders. Kadesh Flow released the new single, “So Far” on April 23, 2021, written, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow and produced by Dominique “Bassman” Sanders. Kadesh Flow released the single, “On Target” on April 30, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released the single ”Lighten Up”on May 7, 2021, written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. Kadesh Flow released ”Elegant” on May 21, 2021. Written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by Kadesh Flow. http://www.kadeshflow.com ]

[Kadesh Flow plays at Room Service 2 Release Show at Lemonad(e) Park, Friday, July 16, with NuBlvckCity, Mensa Deathsquad, and DJ Skeme More info at: http://www.centercutrecords.com]

11:00 – Station ID

Redder Moon
  1. Redder Moon – “Land of the Blind”
    from: Land of the Blind EP / Redder Moon / June 13, 2021
    [Jeremiah James Gonzales on guitar, bass, analog drums, producing, arranging and composing with new collaborators; Brody Lowe (from Portland, Oregon) on synths and Jill McKeever (For Strange Women) on vocals & lyrics. Music: Jeremiah James Gonzales and Brody Lowe. Vocals, lyrics: Jill McKeever (except Favors for Flavors: Vocals and lyrics by Jeremiah James Gonzales and Jill McKeever) GLM Records. Mixed/Mastered by David Gaumé © 2021. The band uses layered synths & production with live bass, drums, guitars, and vocals. Redder Moon tends to skirt the line between traditional electronic act and indie avant garde. With washed out guitars, thick bass grooves, and distant reverb soaked vocals, the songs beam with the almost tactile feel of a sound track to a lost movie but with enough dance-ability to pull you out of your seat. In the last few months of 2020, the band has written and recorded an album’s with of songs, over 20 actually, without playing together, and with each member individually recording their parts at home. This was a welcome channel of creation in a time of restraint. The result is a collection that explores everything from synth pop shoegaze, to dark wave indie sounds More info at http://www.reddermoon.bandcamp.com.]

[Redder Moon play recordBar, 1520 Grand Save, KCMO with on September 21, at 7:00 PM with Vision Video.]

Brody Lowe, Jill McKeever and Jeremiah James Gonzales of Redder Moon

11:05 – Interview with Jeremiah James Gonzales, Brody Lowe and Jill McKeever

Jeremiah James Gonzales, Brody Lowe, & Jill McKeever join us to talk about Redder Moon. The band began as one of Gonzales’ many music projects, although more electronic than his other work with Knife Crime, Be/Non, Rhunes, Elevator Division, Umberto. Brody Lowe moved to KC from Portland, and met Jeremiah in 2019. Just as Gonzales and Lowe began collaborating on new material, Jill McKeever joined as a vocalist/lyricist during 2020. A violinist in her early projects led her to a degree in Electronic Art where she explored video & music recording. McKeever’s perfume brand, For Strange Women induced a 13-year detour from music before she found her way back during the quiet of quarantine. Their first EP, LAND OF THE BLIND, was released June 13, 2021, to be followed by an album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE, to be released on digital & vinyl in October 2021. Redder Moon launched an indiegogo campaign to fund production: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/redder-moon-the-album-and-ep-are-almost-ready#/

Jeremiah James Gonzales, Brody Lowe and Jill McKeever thanks for being with us on WMM.

Redder Moon began as one of Jeremiah James Gonzales’ many music projects. A more electronic and obscure sound than much of his other work (including Knife Crime, Be/Non, Rhunes, Elevator Division, Umberto), the sentiment of a melodic post-apocalypse slowly developed for the first seven years, also involving past members Matthew Naquin (original collaborator) Nick Banister (drums) and Jon VanSickle (live drums)

Brody Lowe moved to Kansas City from Portland, in 2019 met Jeremiah and quickly found his place in reviving the layered synths and dance undertones of the moody, mostly instrumental music. Lowe is a quiet presence behind a large scope of music videos, album art, and other creative content, his music ranging from video game scores and band collaborations to his solo project, Loqsa.

Just as Gonzales and Lowe began collaborating on new material ranging from darkwave to shoegaze to synthpop genres, Jill McKeever joined as a vocalist/lyricist during the uncertain year of 2020. A violinist in her early music projects led her to a degree in Electronic Art where she explored video and music recording. McKeever’s perfume brand, For Strange Women induced a 13-year detour from music before she found her way back during the quiet of quarantine.

Each of this trio records their parts from their separate home studios. The result is a constant divergence from a single genre or style while consistently exploring dark themes articulated by a soft and sullen voice. Their first EP, Land of the Blind, will be released on digital and cassette on (date), to be followed by an album release on digital and vinyl in Fall 2021. Their music videos can be found on the Redder Moon YouTube channel.

In the last few months of 2020, and into 2021 the band has written and recorded an album’s with of songs, over 20 actually, without playing together, and with each member individually recording their parts at home. The result is a collection that explores synth pop shoegaze, to dark wave indie sounds, with dance undertones and haunting lyrics. More info at http://www.reddermoon.bandcamp.com

The current line-up consists of: Jeremiah James Gonzales on guitar, bass and analog drums, and producing, arranging and composing with my two new collaborators; Brody LOWE on synths and Jill McKeever (of the band For Strange Women) on vocals and lyrics. The band uses layered synths and production with live bass, drums, guitars, and vocals the Redder Moon tends to skirt the line between traditional electronic act and indie avant garde. With washed out guitars, thick bass grooves, and distant reverb soaked vocals, the songs beam with the almost tactile feel of a sound track to a lost movie but with enough dance-ability to pull you out of your seat.

Jeremiah wrote that this “was a welcome channel of creation in a time of restraint.”

Jeremiah James Gonzales is originally from in rural Idaho. After a couple years spinning his wheels at community college he discovered an outlet playing top 40 rock tunes with a non-profit organization that led him to spend months touring places like Brazil, India, Poland, as well as in the United States, from 1998 to 2001. Making many friends around the world, Jeremiah kept in touch with a drummer friend from Nigeria who had somehow landed in Kansas City. In March of 2001 Jeremiah James accepted what was supposed to be a 3-month tour of the Midwest playing bass in a hard rock band. One thing led to another and now it’s been 20 years in KC.

The Bands of Jeremiah James Gonzales (* All on guitar unless otherwise noted.)
Elevator Division (2001 – 2006 , Reunited 2020)
Lovers In Transit (Founder, 2006 – 2008)
Monta At Odds (2008 – 2010)
Be/Non (2009 – current)
Mannequin Skywalker (solo project 2009 – 2010)
Umberto (2010 – 2013 *drummer)
Redder Moon (Founder 2013 – current)
RHUNES (Founder 2014 – current)
Knife Crime (2018 – current)

Jeremiah James writes, “My passion is and always has been and will be forever, to create and share music.”

Since 2009 Jill McKeever has been an Alchemist at For Strange Women
for more info: http://www.forstrangewomen.com

Jill McKeever grew up in Kansas City and gradated from Oak Park High in 2002. She studied Video, Music/Audio design at Missouri State University where she also studied electronic arts. And graduated in 2006. She also studied at Earthship Biotecture Academy.

Jill McKeever is the author of The Spirit of Botany, Aromatic Recipes and Rituals, Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing; First Edition (October 13, 2020)

Jill McKeever founded For Strange Women Perfume in 2009. Combining her backgrounds in graphic/web design, video and audio production, photography, and music, she has developed a unique, synesthetic method of perfume construction. A passionate advocate for animals and the environment, Jill loves spending time in her garden with her cat, Onyx, and chickens, Patsy and Edina.

A visually entrancing and esoteric guide to connecting with plants through the senses. In The Spirit of Botany, artist and perfumer Jill McKeever reveals her personal rituals and creative methods of using aromatic botanical materials in incense, perfume, tisanes, ritual baths, and much more.

Jill McKeever joined Redder Moon in August 2020.

Brody Lowe moved his wife and three kids to Kansas City from Portland, Oregon. He also is originally from Idaho. Brody Lowe studied Design at Oregon State University. He founded the company Brody Lowe Design. Along with multiple projects in print, video, space, artwork for companies, banks, artists, podcasts, and others, Brody has designed hundreds of album covers.

You can learn more about his work in Art Direction and Design at http://www.brodylowe.com

The band played Lemonade park on Saturday, July 25, 2020 with Various Blonde and YUM.

Jeremiah James Gonzales, Brody Lowe, and Jill McKeever thanks for being with us on WMM.

Their first EP, LAND OF THE BLIND, was released June 13, 2021, to be followed by an album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE, to be released on digital & vinyl in October 2021. Redder Moon launched an indiegogo campaign to fund production: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/redder-moon-the-album-and-ep-are-almost-ready#/ More info at http://www.reddermoon.bandcamp.com

11:20

Brody Lowe, Jill McKeever and Jeremiah James Gonzales of Redder Moon
  1. Favors For Flavors – “Land of the Blind”
    from: Land of the Blind EP / Redder Moon / June 13, 2021
    [Jeremiah James Gonzales on guitar, bass, analog drums, producing, arranging and composing with new collaborators; Brody Lowe (from Portland, Oregon) on synths and Jill McKeever (For Strange Women) on vocals & lyrics. Music: Jeremiah James Gonzales and Brody Lowe. Vocals, lyrics: Jill McKeever (except Favors for Flavors: Vocals and lyrics by Jeremiah James Gonzales and Jill McKeever) GLM Records. Mixed/Mastered by David Gaumé © 2021. The band uses layered synths & production with live bass, drums, guitars, and vocals. Redder Moon tends to skirt the line between traditional electronic act and indie avant garde. With washed out guitars, thick bass grooves, and distant reverb soaked vocals, the songs beam with the almost tactile feel of a sound track to a lost movie but with enough dance-ability to pull you out of your seat. In the last few months of 2020, the band has written and recorded an album’s with of songs, over 20 actually, without playing together, and with each member individually recording their parts at home. This was a welcome channel of creation in a time of restraint. The result is a collection that explores everything from synth pop shoegaze, to dark wave indie sounds, with dance undertones and haunting lyrics. More info at http://www.reddermoon.bandcamp.com.]

[Redder Moon play recordBar, 1520 Grand Save, KCMO with on September 21, at 7:00 PM with Vision Video.]

  1. Moon Vs Sun – “I’m Going to Break Your Heart (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida)”
    from: I’m Going To Break Your Heart (Music from the Motion Picture) [feat. Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida] / Megaforce Records / April 23, 2021
    [I’m Going to Break Your Heart is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Annie Bradley and Jim Morrison and released in 2019. The film profiles musicians Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk on a retreat in St. Pierre and Miquelon, detailing both their collaboration on the joint album Moon vs. Sun and their efforts to work on the fractures and conflicts that had emerged in their 19 years of marriage. // The film had select theatrical screenings before premiering on Crave in May 2019. // Reviewing the film for The Georgia Straight, Ken Eisner opined that while Maida and Kreviazuk appeared to have been attempting to make a version of Once, the 2007 drama film starring Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, the film instead played like a marginally more hopeful version of The Swell Season, the later documentary film about the dissolution of Hansard and Irglová’s marriage. // The film received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards in 2020.] [Raine Maida CM (born Michael Anthony Maida; February 18, 1970) is a Canadian musician best known as being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band Our Lady Peace. He has come to be known for his unique countertenor nasal falsetto singing voice, as well as his cryptic and poetry-influenced song lyrics. He occasionally plays certain instruments, such as the acoustic guitar, while performing with Our Lady Peace. Following guitarist Mike Turner’s departure from Our Lady Peace in 2001, Maida is the only remaining original member of the band. // Maida began a solo career in 2006, releasing his first solo album The Hunters Lullaby in 2007. He also self-produced Our Lady Peace’s seventh studio album, Burn Burn, in 2009. Maida has been married to Canadian singer Chantal Kreviazuk since 1999, and together they have three sons. Maida has been intimately involved with War Child and other charities since 2003, and was an outspoken critic of the Iraq War and former U.S. president George W. Bush. // Chantal Kreviazuk was born May 18, 1974) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, and actress. Born in Winnipeg, she played music from a young age before signing with Columbia Records in the 1990s. Her debut studio album, Under These Rocks and Stones, was first released in Canada in 1996 and saw commercial success before being issued in the United States the following year to critical praise. // Kreviazuk released two more studio albums with the Columbia label, Colour Moving and Still (1999) and What If It All Means Something (2002), both of which brought moderate commercial success worldwide. She signed with Sony BMG for her fourth album, Ghost Stories (2006), which reached number two on the Canadian Albums Chart. // Since 2003, Kreviazuk has co-written and composed numerous songs for other artists as well as film soundtracks, and has appeared in several Canadian independent and short films. Her fifth album, Plain Jane, was released by Canadian independent label MapleMusic Recordings in 2009. Her most recent albums, Hard Sail and Get To You, were released by Warner Music Canada in 2016 and 2020, respectively. She also released a Christmas album in 2019, called Christmas Is A Way Of Life, My Dear. // From the beginning of her career to 2016, Kreviazuk was the 51st best-selling Canadian artist in Canada.]

11:28 – Underwriting

  1. Kian Bryne – “You + Me”
    from: “You + Me” – Single / Kian Byrne Music / June 16, 2021
    [Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording & Mastering Studios in Kansas City, Mo. Music written and played by Kian Byrne. Lyrics written by Kian Byrne. On December 4, 2020 Kian Byrne released the 12-song album Morning Glow. \ Kian Byrne released the single, “Your Love” April 9, 2021. Kian Byrne released the single, “It’s Yours ‘Til The End” May 1, 2021. Kian Byrne is releasing his new single, “You + Me,” with a video, June 16, 2021. Info at: http://www.kianbyrnemusic.com]
Kian Byrne

11:35 – Interview with Kian Byrne

Kian Byrne is a Kansas City based multi-instrumentalist. He plays drums in The Elders, and drums for Hi-Lüx, and bass for The New Riddim, and for YUM. He recently rejoined the band The Grisly Hand as a drummer. He had previously been with the band on fiddle. Kian also tours with two others bands. Kian joins us to share details about his recent solo single releases “You + Me” released June 16, “It’s Yours Til The End,” released May 7, and “Your Love,” released April 9, 2021. Kian Byrne released the 12-track solo album MORNING GLOW on December 4, 2020. Kian’s earlier solo EP, “Up & Down” was part of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Info at: http://www.kianbyrnemusic.com

Kian Byrne, thanks for being with us on WMM.

You + Me – Single Release released June 16, 2021
Depression isn’t pretty for “You & Me” but it’s got lots of lessons to learn.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joel Nanos at Element Recording & Mastering Studios in Kansas City, Mo. Music written and played by Kian Byrne. Lyrics written by Kian Byrne.

Video credits:
Co-directed by Andreina Byrne & John Beatty
Cinematographer – John Beatty
Edited and animation – Ben Lee

Depression isn’t pretty for “You & Me” but it’s got lots of lessons to learn.

Kian Byrne plays drums in The Elders, and also plays drums for Hi-Lüx, and plays bass for The New Riddim, and plays bass or YUM.

The Pandemic gave him time to work on his solo stuff.

Kian Byrne’s Birthday is June 27, 1986

Hometown is Dublin Ireland

11:42

  1. Kian Bryne – “It’s Yours Til the End”
    from: “It’s Yours Til the End” – Single / Kian Byrne Music / May 1, 2021
    [On December 4, 2020 Kian Byrne released the 12-song album Morning Glow.from Kian Byrne released the single. “All The Love” on February 7, 2020. This is a follow-up to Kian Byrne’s solo EP “Up & Down” released July 11, 2018, part of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Kian Byrne released the single, “Your Love” April 9, 2021. Kian Byrne released the single, “It’s Yours ‘Til The End” May 1, 2021. Kian Byrne is releasing his new single, “You + Me,” with a video, June 16, 2021. Info at: http://www.kianbyrnemusic.com]
Kian Byrne

11:46 – More Interview with Kian Byrne

We are talking with Kian Bryne, KC based multi-instrumentalist who plays drums in The Elders, and Hi-Lüx, and bass for The New Riddim, and YUM. More Info at: http://www.kianbyrnemusic.com

Kian Byrne, thanks for being with us on WMM.

Mom – Kathy Quinn – WDAF Fox 4 News
Dad – Ian Byrne – Singer Songwriter with The Elders
Olan McDonough Bryne – Son

Kian Byrne Discography
Kian Byrne – Single – “You + Me” – June 16, 2021
Kian Byrne – Single – “It’s Yours Til The End,” – May 7, 2021
Kian Byrne – Single – “Your Love,” – April 9, 2021
Kian Byrne – Album – MORNING GLOW – December 4, 2020
Kian Byrne – Single – “Write About It” – November 6, 2020 (Produced by Steve Phillips)
Kian Byrne – Single – “My Friend” – October 30, 2020
Kian Byrne – Single – “It’s The Kids Time”
Kian Byrne – Album – ISO COMP III – April 12, 2020
Kian Byrne – Album – ISO COMP II – March 28, 2020
Kian Byrne – Single – “Don’t Leave Me Now” – March 20, 2020
Kian Byrne – EP – ISO COMP – March 26, 2020
Kian Byrne – Single – “All The Love” – February 7, 2020
Kian Byrne – Single – “Rocksteady New Year (auld lang syne) – December 31, 2019
Kian Byrne – Single – “When I’m Gone” – December 21, 2018
Kian Byrne – EP – “Up & Down” – July 11, 2018
Kian Byrne – Single – “Sing That Song” – May 4, 2018

THE ELDERS:
Ian Byrne – vocals, drums, percussion, whistle
Steve Phillips – vocals, guitar, mandolin
Diana Ladio – fiddle
Brent Hoad – vocals, keyboards, fiddle, guitar
Norm Dahlor – vocals, bass, guitar, banjo
Kian Byrne – vocals, drums, bass, mandolin

The Elders formed in 1998 with a passion for music rooted in Americana & Celtic folk rock. From the beginning The Elders seemed to be channeling something ancient and enduring, unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Their ability to bring together the art of story telling with elements both musically progressive and rooted in tradition, has won them a broad international fan base, as well as critical acclaim ifrom: PASTE Magazine, Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Music Row Magazine, Goldmine Magazine, TRAD Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Kansas City Star and more. Their 8th studio album, TRUE, builds upon The Elders’ song-writing reputation. The songs feature story lines with vibrant narratives that explore history, legends, tall tales & true-life experience. http://www.eldersmusic.com

The Elders Discography
2000 CD – “The Elders”
2002 CD – “Pass it on Down”
2004 CD – “American Wake”
2005 DVD/CD – “Live at the Gem Theater” (Live)
2006 CD – “Racing the Tide”
2007 DVD/CD – “Alive & Live in Ireland” (Live)
2009 CD – “Gael Day”
2010 CD – “The Best of The Elders”
2011 CD – “Wandering Life & Times”
2012 DVD/CD – “The Elders Hoolie” (Live)
2014 DVD – “Live at The Uptown Theater”
2014 CD “Story Road”
2017 CD “True”

Hi-Lux
Julia Haile – vocals
Tim Braun – guitar
Nick Howell – keys
Dan Loftus – bass
Kian Bryne – drums

Hi-Lux is a Modern-Soul band that blends and bends the boundaries between soul, rock n roll, reggae, and funk. This group aims to create music that pays tribute to their myriad of influences (Amy Winehouse, The Meters, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) but also claims a spotlight of its own in the musical world. After a string of single releases, including one on 7” vinyl through Sunflower Soul Records, followed by the release of their self-titled EP, Hi-Lux has introduced an eclectic and impressive collection of songs to give the world a small taste of what’s to come. Hi-Lux is on a journey of musical discovery, mixing old and new to create something unique.

Hi-Lux Discography
“Revolution” – Single – The Record Machine – March 6, 2020
“Get What You Give” – Single – The Record Machine – March 6, 2020
“Don’t Blame Me – Single – April 20, 2018
“Dance With My Baby” b/w “Don’t Blame Me” – 7″ Vinyl on Sinflower Soul – Jan. 5, 2018
Hi-Lux – 6 track EP – January 2, 2018

Kian tells us that Hi-Lux will be releasing two separate 7″ vinyl singles, sides A & B, four songs total, produced with Chris Hazelton and released on Sunflower Soul Records

The New Riddim
Kian Byrne – Bass
Dan Loftus – Lead Vocals, Organ
Marshall Tinnermeier – Sax
Nick Howell – Trumpet
Mike Walker – Trombone
Conor Loftus – Guitar
Rico Pierce – Drums

The New Riddim Discography
Second Site – Album – Febraury 6, 2021
“Queen Majesty” – Single – October 18, 2011
Kidnapped – Album – January 1, 2011

The New Riddim are a Kansas City based ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Reggae, 2-Tone band.

Y U M
New music from Kian Byrne and Danko Loftus.

The Grisly Hand will be playing at The Ship on July 24.

Kian Byrne, THANK YOU so much for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Kian’s recent single releases “You + Me” released June 16, “It’s Yours Til The End,” released May 7, and “Your Love,” released April 9, 2021. Kian Byrne released the 12-track solo album MORNING GLOW on December 4, 2020. Kian’s earlier solo EP, “Up & Down” was part of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Info at: http://www.kianbyrnemusic.com

For WMM, I’m Mark Manning. Thanks for listening!

Kian Byrne
  1. Kian Bryne – “Your Love”
    from: “Iyour Lovr” – Single / Kian Byrne Music / May 1, 2021
    [On December 4, 2020 Kian Byrne released the 12-song album Morning Glow.from Kian Byrne released the single. “All The Love” on February 7, 2020. This is a follow-up to Kian Byrne’s solo EP “Up & Down” released July 11, 2018, part of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Kian Byrne released the single, “Your Love” April 9, 2021. Kian Byrne released the single, “It’s Yours ‘Til The End” May 1, 2021. Kian Byrne is releasing his new single, “You + Me,” with a video, June 16, 2021. Info at: http://www.kianbyrnemusic.com]
  1. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
    from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]

Next week on WMM, on July 21 we welcome special guest producer Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt who will play her latest sonic discoveries and offer information from her “Musically Encyclopedic Brain.” PLUS, at 11:30 AM – Jared Bajkowski AKA Jairy joins us to talk about his upcoming single and video “Pool Floors” (feat. R.I.Peter & Catty Cline) to be released July 30, 2021, on Manor Records.

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

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