#939 – April 27, 2022 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

WMM presents Freight Train Rabbit Killer + JNabe + Jessica Salley on Kristin Hamilton’s TOUCH OF BLUE

  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]
  1. H.E.R. – “Change (From the Netflix series “We the People”
    from: “Change (from the Netflix series “We the People”-Single / RCA Records / June 4, 2021
    [Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson (born June 27, 1997), known professionally as H.E.R. (pronounced “her”, an acronym for “Having Everything Revealed”), is an American R&B singer. After initial music appearances and singles under her real name, Wilson re-emerged in 2016 as H.E.R., releasing her debut EP H.E.R. Volume 1 under RCA, followed by four subsequent EPs. Her first compilation album H.E.R. (2017), consisting of tracks from her first two EPs plus six additional songs, was nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album. // Her second compilation album, I Used to Know Her, was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year for “Hard Place”. In 2021, she was awarded the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe” and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Fight for You” from the film Judas and the Black Messiah with her also winning the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the latter song the following year. Her debut full-length album Back of My Mind was released in June 2021. // Wilson was born in Vallejo, California to a Filipina mother and an African-American father. Raised in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, she was introduced to the public as an artist as a young child, covering Alicia Keys on piano on the Today Show, before competing on Radio Disney’s The Next BIG Thing when she was 12 years old. // Addressing the secrecy over her identity, she has said: “The mystery is a metaphor for who I am, or who I was at the time of creating the project… I feel like oftentimes we don’t like to be open as people about our emotions or things that we are going through. At the time [of recording], I was very closed off except for when I was writing or when I was in the studio.” // She explained further: “I am a voice for women who feel like they’re alone in these situations. This project came from emotion, and that’s what I want it to be about – not what I look like or who I’m with, but the raw emotion and support for women.” To NPR she said, “I feel like this is the era of the anti-star. I really just wanted it to be about the music, and get away from, ‘Who is she with?’ and ‘What is she wearing?'” // After being signed to RCA under Sony at the age of 14, Wilson released a single in 2014 titled “Something to Prove” under her real name. // Re-emerging in late 2016 with a new persona, Wilson released her debut EP, H.E.R. Vol. 1 on September 9, 2016, produced by songwriter David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris. She received support from Usher, Tyrese, Pusha T, and Wyclef Jean; labelmates Alicia Keys and Bryson Tiller helped get the word out through Twitter co-signs, shoutouts, and re-posts. In April 2017, Rihanna posted an Instagram clip with H.E.R.’s track “Focus” playing in the background. The clip has been viewed over 5 million times. Additional public support came from Issa Rae of HBO’s Insecure, Taraji P. Henson of Empire, Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner. // NPR listed H.E.R. Vol. 1 as the first selection in its “5 Essential R&B Albums You Slept On”. Calling the music “Slow-burning R&B that zooms in on emotional highs and lows,” Rolling Stone included H.E.R. in its March 2017 “10 Artists You Need To Know” roundup. Forbes named her one of “5 Alternative R&B Artists to Look Out for in 2017”, reporting: “In the same vein as The Weeknd’s enigmatic introduction to the world, H.E.R.’s image remains a mystery. The irony, though, is that her moniker is an acronym for Having Everything Revealed.” // Wilson’s follow-up EP, H.E.R. Vol. 2 (2017) also produced by Harris, was released on June 16, 2017 and includes the single “Say It Again”. Also in 2017, she was on tour with Bryson Tiller for the Set It Off tour, and concluded her first headlining tour, the Lights On Tour, in support of her most recent effort H.E.R. Vol. 2. She released H.E.R. Vol. 2, The B Sides (2017), also produced by Swagg R’Celious on October 20, 2017 along with the single titled 2, released on October 13, 2017. The compilation album H.E.R. was released on October 20, 2017, comprising the songs from each of the three EP’s in this series. The album won Best R&B Album and received four other nominations at the 61st Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist for H.E.R. // Her second compilation album I Used to Know Her was released on August 30, 2019. She performed as one of the headliners of the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York on September 28. On October 5, she participated in the 2019 edition of the Rock in Rio festival located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Among the headliners were Drake, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden, Pink and Muse. // On September 20, 2020, she sang Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U” for the In Memoriam segment of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. In February 2021, during the pre-game festivities for Super Bowl LV, she performed “America the Beautiful”, singing and playing guitar. On June 17, 2021, her single “Damage” topped the US R&B radio chart. The song is from her debut full-length album Back of My Mind, which was released on June 18, 2021. // In August 2021, it was announced that Wilson was in final negotiations to make her feature film debut in the upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple, playing the role of Squeak. She also sings a duet with Tauren Wells on the song called “Hold Us Together”. // On November 30, 2021, the Apple Music Awards announced H.E.R. as the winner of Songwriter of the Year.]

[H.E.R. plays Starlight Theatre, 4on Tues, May 3, 7:30 PM on her BACK OF MY MIND tour.]

  1. Wet Leg – “Wet Dream”
    from: Wet Leg / Domino Recording Co / April 8, 2022
    [Wet Leg is a British indie rock band from the Isle of Wight, founded in 2019 by Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers. The band came to prominence in 2021 when their debut single, “Chaise Longue”, became a viral hit. Their self-titled debut album was released on 8 April 2022. // Teasdale and Chambers first met at Isle of Wight College. After ten years of friendship, they became a musical duo in 2019 under the name Wet Leg, signed with Domino Recording Company. They chose the name by playing a game picking different emoji combinations and getting to Wet Leg, it stuck. Their debut single, “Chaise Longue”, was released on June 15, 2021, and gained media notice for earning millions of streams and video views. Their second single, “Wet Dream”, was released on 28 September 2021. Variety noted, “It’s rare that a new group releases two songs and they’re both great”. They appeared on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC2, on 30 October 2021. On 29 November 2021, they announced their debut self-titled album, released on 8 April 2022 via Domino. The same day, Wet Leg released the double-single “Too Late Now” / “Oh No”. // In an interview with Diffus, the band stated that their name came from a regional epithet from the Isle of Wight to describe non-islanders on the island. Those who had crossed the Solent to enter the isle were said to have a wet leg from getting off the boat. // Teasdale had performed for many years on the Isle of Wight as a local musician and pianist, and prior to forming Wet Leg, was known as RHAIN and was linked to the music scene in Bristol. In 2013 Teasdale performed as RHAIN her song “Humdrum Drivel”. In 2014 she was photographed by Cosmopolitan Magazine while attending the Isle of Wight music festival. More info at wsw.wetlegband.com]
  1. Marcotte – “Always Be There”
    from: GOOD FOR MY SOUL (EP) / Marcotte / April 1, 2022
    [MARCOTTE released the singles, “Obvious” on March 4, 2022, “The Cure” on March 11, 2022, “Always Be There” on March 18, 2022, “Stars” on March 25, 2022. Good For My Soul was produced with Logan Murphy, MARCOTTE is a husband & wife: Jordan & Sasha Marcotte. More info at http://www.marcotteofficial.com]
  1. Making Movies – “Sala De Los Pecadores”
    from: “Sala De Los Pecadores” – Single / 3/2 Recordings / April 13, 2022
    [Produced by Ben Yonas, mixed by Tchad Blake, engineered by Scotty McEwen, with cover art by Edwing Mendez. More info at: http://www.makingmovies.world. Follow up single to “Calor” released March 11, 2022/ Making Movies is a Kansas City based 4-piece band and made up of : Enrique Chi on guitar and lead vocals; Diego Chi on bass & vocals; Juan-Carlos Chaurand on percussion & keyboards; and Duncan Burnett on drums. The band draws their influences from the origins of their families: Santiago, Panama, and KC Missouri, and Guadalajara, Mexico. Making Movies released the 5-song EP, EN VIVO (SIN APLAUSO) on February 4, 2022. Prior to that, Making Movies released the 6-track EP BORING BITS, on May 7, 2021, which includes their single “La Marcha.” On February 5, the band released a sneak peek of the new music they’ve been working on. The 7-song, La Cuarentena EP includes a brand new version of the first Making Movies song, “La Marcha” and the lullaby “Could You?” (both mixed by Jim Eno of Spoon and tracked at Memphis Magnetic studio), and the love ballad “Una Vida.” The EP was ranked #25 inWMM’s 120 Best Recordings of 2021. The EP also includes: covers of Talking Heads and Tears for Fears classics, plus bonus live acoustic tracks. This EP was made available on BandCamp for only three days on February 5 through February 7, 2021. Since then it has been made private, an is not available anywhere. Making Movies released their single “Could You” on January 12, 2021. About “Could You” lead singer Enrique Javier Chi wrote, “I was thinking about what to share for “Could You?” and I just go back to the fact that Memphis is a profound place… it is a place where you can feel what America truly is and where it comes from. I think you see and feel the reality that so much of this nation was built from exploiting people. You can see that our pop culture is driven by the Black community and yet that community is still the most oppressed in the nation. Things are still so messed up. // Memphis is the place where Elvis started singing black music with a country twang and where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. It’s a beautiful place, it’s a charming place, it feels at times downtrodden and it’s a place that reminds me of home (both KC and Panamá in different ways. Our experiences going to Memphis gave us the context to create “Could You?” It was filmed originally for AMERI’KANA TV..” Making Movies released their critically acclaimed album ameri’kana through 3/2 Recordings on May 24, 2019. This was #1 on WMM’s 119 Best Recordings of 2019. Produced by Steve Berlin and Ben Yonas. The notes for this album read: “ameri’kana is a canary in a coal mine, the watchman at the tower. It is a desire to remember where we come from and assure that we better ourselves in every step along our journey. Every chapter is an example, a reason to not be silent and not accept corrupt leaders as something inevitable. ameri’kana is based on faith, faith that every person on this continent carries within themselves the ability to grow, to awaken their consciousness and merits of the same rights. We were accomplices to get ourselves to this point so we will have to be accomplices in the solutions.” This was the band’s follow up release to their critically acclaimed, I Am Another You, released May 26, 2017. The quartet has toured with Arcade Fire, Thievery Corporation, Cold War Kids, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Tennis, Sergio Mendoza of Calexico, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. Enrique Chi joined WMM on May 19, 2021. ]

[Making Movies play an Official Showcase of Falk Alliance International Conference. May 19, 7:30 PM]

  1. Mensa Deathsquad – “Chin Up, Eyes Wide Open (Radio Edit)”
    from: YOU WILL HEAR THUNDER / Gran Cavalera / April 12, 2022
    [This is the second single from the 14-track album YOU WILL HEAR THUNDER. Written, performed and produced by Mensa Deathsquad. Mastered at Element Recording and Mastering. Brandon Phillips of Mensa Deathsquad, writes: “By the time I wrote Chin Up Eyes Wide Open, I was just this little emotional soap bubble, exploding in slow motion. I felt safe in my own skin for the first time in a really long time. This is part of trauma recovery – early on there is this identity crisis that starts in your bone marrow and extends outward into the far reaches of the galaxy and it takes a lot of effort to find yourself again in all that messy tissue and ice cold vastness. By some quirk of luck, I bumped into myself by chance when a friend made a joke about my being exactly her “tall, thin and emotionally unavailable” type. To which I shot back, “Babe, all I am is emotionally available. I am skin and emotions.” Boom. There I was, hiding in plain sight. So “Chin Up, Eyes Wide Open” is a song about my deciding to live that punch line and to just fully embody “skin and emotions” and to never mask that version of myself again. It’s a song about showing up for yourself in all your flawed, fucked up glory.” “Chin Up, Eyes Wide Open” is a follow up to “Light” released November 16, 2021. Brandon Phillips writes, “The electronic music that I daydream about, always has that Stooges layer of dirt and shop grease on it. That’s what I want.” Follow up to CYCLIST, the second album from Mensa Deathsquad released February 23, 2021. The cyclist was released with these notes: Brandon Phillips laid in a Kansas City hospital through the winter of 2019-2020 as his own album release (the unintentionally but appropriately named Patient Zero by his alt-synthwave band Mensa Deathsquad) passed by in the outside world. The first tracks from his debut album Patient Zero were premiering and, chained to a Luciferian merry-go-round of post-operative infections, Brandon strained through the pharmaceutical blur to do promotion for his record, emailing editors and scraping together the necessary pieces they needed. Since his surgery a month prior had gone sideways, and the time, energy, and planning for things like photos, videos and shows had been blown to smithereens, all he had left to look forward to beyond the IVs and the machines that go “ping” was this premiere and the street date. And then came COVID-19, like a rogue wave, to finish off the aimless Mensa Deathsquad sailboat. // But Brandon didn’t die and the boat didn’t sink. As the squall receded and the wanton eye of cruel gods passed over him, Brandon clung to the boat and swore revenge… // As the aphorism goes, “revenge is sweet” and thus Brandon and his Mensa Deathsquad will have the triumphant last laugh. Holed up in the spare bedroom of his apartment in Kansas City with an open wound in his abdomen, two surgical drains, and a severely compromised immune system, Brandon slipped back into his Mensa Deathsquad persona and began working on what would become his newest full length album, Cyclist. // The music that emerged from Brandon’s isolation and illness is a raw, nearly garage-rock take on darkwave and a perfect continuation of what he had begun on Patient Zero. Launching with the one-two punch of electro-punk noir in “Nothing Is Ever Enough” and “Therapist” before the pounding synth-rock of “The Disappointment Of The Christ,” Brandon fixes his furious eyes upon the provocative hypocrisy and violence that results from American Christianity. // A heady package of nudge nudges and intellectual ruminations (a trademark of Brandon’s past as a smartpunk upstart in such seminal bands as The Gadjits and Architects), Cyclist carries both a powerful music punch, a cultural rummaging through pop culture, and a run through his ever-evolving intellect. A knowing wink to fans of the seminal vampire flick The Lost Boy, “Join Us, Michael” is at once a seething appraisal of a world scorched and defiled by an older generation and a musical love letter to that pivotal ‘80s vampire movie soundtrack. “Leap Year (Chaos Reigns)” which began as a Siouxsie & the Banshees-inspired jam serves as Cyclist’s true north – the story of a drug-fueled wrinkle in time that brought the entire cyclical nature of existence into visibility one fateful night. “End Of The World” is dance-floor nihilist electro-rock blending angular post-punk guitar with the nostalgia of neon synths and electroclash drums, while “Takes One To Know One” slowly approaches the thunderstorm of toxic relationships, soulful vocals, tech house kick drums, and grimey-as-hell bass. // As a fitting conclusion to the tour de force through his psyche, Cyclist closes with yet another two-track charge, the swaggering post-electro sneer at celebrity social media, “Famous” followed by the throbbing Giorgio Moroder-via-Tech House cover of Iggy Pop’s classic “The Passenger.” “It was important to me that I cover ‘The Passenger’ as a letter of intent.” Says Brandon. “The electronic music that I daydream about, always has that Stooges layer of dirt and shop grease on it. That’s what I wanted for Cyclist.” The result is a triumph over the storm, as Mensa Deathsquad sails, unvanquished, into victory. More info at: https://mensadeathsquad.bandcamp.com or https://facebook.com/MensaDeathsquad.%5D

[Mensa Deathsquad plays Replay Lounge 946 Massachusetts St., Lawrence on April 28, at 10:00 PM with FLEISCHKRIEG, Vantablack, and Elliot Fox.]

  1. Jean Claude and the Eclairs – “Sweet”
    from: “Sweet” – Single / Jean Claude and the Eclairs / April 7, 2022
    [Alternative Pop/Rock band, based in Lawrence, KS., formed in 2016 by Cooper Scott on vocals, Garrison Krotz on bass, and Quinn Maetzold on drums, with Ryan Pollock on guitar joining the band in 2021. Produced and Engineered by Ryan Wasoba. The band is getting ready to release an upcoming EP tat the end of May. More information at: https://www.instagram.com/eclairsofficial/%5D
  1. Anson The Ornery – “Burn It Down”
    from: Simply Sad Songs / Anson The Ornery / February 1, 2022
    [Simply Sad Songs is just that, a collection of six original folk songs stripped down to Anson’s woeful voice singing over the lonesome strumming of his acoustic guitar. In the album Anson sings of hating love songs, his inability to care about anyone including himself, and being sorry for everything he’s ever done. This short listen is the ideal album for those dreary nights spent alone in the dark wallowing in your own sorrows. So next time you’re feeling down, lean into it and pop on Simply Sad Songs for the perfect listening experience. Anson is a multimedia artist combining his backgrounds in music, visual arts, writing and acting to create interactive installations and performances that make the viewer a part of the art rather than apart from the art. He has worked on The Great Tempest in a Bottle a website gallery exhibiting a series of sculptures, paintings, short stories and songs inspired by internet culture. Prior to this release Anson The Ornery released DJ Daniel The Cat on May 6, 2020, where Anson created small electronic toy synthesizers to accommodate the size of Daniel The Cat’s paws to create his self titled album synthpop DJ Daniel the Cat containing six upbeat dance songs with lyrics chronicling Daniel’s crippling social anxiety. After Daniel’s disappearance the DJ Daniel the Cat album was believed to be lost over. Over the last decade the notoriety of DJ Daniel the Cat has grown due to the popularity of the internet and the demand for the lost album was never greater when it was recently rediscovered.More info at http://www.ansontheornery.com]

[Anson the Ornery plays a “Simply Sad Songs” EP Release Show, Fri, April 29, 7:00 PM to 10:45 PM, at Manor Records, 401 N 6th St, Kansas City, KS. with opening performances from Fatih Maddox & Sam Wells]

  1. Jessica Paige – “Kissing In The Rain” (CD #9) (3:45) from: “Kissing In The Rain” – Single / Independent / April 27, 2022
    [Jessica Paige is a master storyteller, translating personal experience into music that is sophisticated, diverse in its influences, and instantly relatable. Her commanding voice has been described as equal parts Norah Jones and Janis Joplin, an uncommon union of sultry warmth & raw power. Jessica recently recorded her 2nd album at the legendary Bear Creek Studio. Jessica released her breakthrough album SWEET NOTHINGS on September 18, 2015. Jessica also performs with Kadesh Flow. She’s opened for Corinne Bailey Rae, Hembree, Yes You Are, and Nicole Atkins. “She’s a must see with her strong stage presence and sultry vocals.” -The Heartland Today “The record showcases Paige’s gift for crafting lovely, indelible melodies and for her expressive, soulful voice, which shifts easily among several styles”- KC Star, 3-time American Idol semi-finalist. Official Showcase Artist – Folk Alliance International. Voted Best KC Vocalist (The Pitch 2018). The Best KC Music- KCUR 89.3. Info at http://www.jesspaige.com]

[Jessica Paige plays a Single Release Party on Wed, April 27, on the Rooftop, at Crossroads Hotel for the Summer Concert Series w/ Calvin Arsenia, Miki P, Julia Othmer, Michelle Bacon, Katlyn Conroy.]

10:31 – Underwriting

  1. Freight Train Rabbit Killer – “Whiskey (radio Edit)”
    from: Hammer of Judgement / Haymaker Records / April 30, 2022
    [Freight Train Rabbit Killer, a musical duet made up of Kristopher Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer). Described as “Apocalyptic Roots” or “Doom Blues” their intense and riveting live shows are accompanied by suits and masks. For this album, the duo is accompanied by accomplished multi-instrumentalists and solo recording artists Jason Beers and Fritz Hutchison. The Hammer of Judgment recording session was a one-of-a-kind pseudo-live studio album, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans experiencing the recording process first-hand with all the bells and whistles of a professional recording studio (isolated tracking, overdubs, post-production, etc.). Tickets were sold in advance and the session was captured at GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri in April 2019. Post-production work, a global pandemic, and national independent record pressing delays pushed the release back three years from the recording date, but the end results made it worth the wait.]

[Freight Train Rabbit Killer play a special Vinyl Release Party at The Fifth Floor, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, with Drop A Grand, and Teri Quinn. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

10:38 – Interview with Kristopher Bruders & Mark Smeltzer / Freight Train Rabbit Killer

The KC based band, Freight Train Rabbit Killer will release their album, HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT April 30, on vinyl from Haymaker Records. 3 years in the making, there were hurdles along the way, from pressing plant delays to global pandemics.”The album was recorded during the Hammer of Judgment Recording Sessions back in April 2019, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans joining the band in the studio, experiencing the recording process first-hand with all of the bells and whistles of GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri for the engineering work and studio access and a previous collaborator, Andrew Crowley of Organica Recording for engineering, mixing, and mastering.” HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT is the band’s 2nd full-length album.

Freight Train Rabbit Killer, a musical duet made up of Kristopher Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer). Described as “Apocalyptic Roots” or “Doom Blues” their intense and riveting live shows are accompanied by suits and masks.

Freight Train Rabbit Killer play a special Vinyl Release Party at The Fifth Floor, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, with Drop A Grand, and Teri Quinn. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

Kristopher Bruders & Mark Smeltzer thanks foir being with us on WMM.

Freight Train Rabbit Killer, is know for intense, magical, even mystical riveting live shows with all musicians accompanied by suits and masks. Lighting & projections enhance shows.

For their a special Vinyl Release Party at The Fifth Floor, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, the band is joined by the mysterious Drop A Grand, and the mystical Teri Quinn.

Kristopher Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer)

Kristopher is a beautiful, peaceful gentleman and then we turn on the microphone and are blown away by the power of the voice, truly reminding me of a far away train, getting closer in the middle of a cold dark night.

Many Kansas City music fans know Kristopher Bruders for his great work with band, Cadillac Flambé with your wife vocalist and keyboardist, Havilah Bruders.

Mark Smeltzer is a principle musician of Rural Grit and the Rural Grit Happy Hour Mondays at The Brick, one of Kansas City longest running weekly live musical shows. Mark has also been part of bands: Columbo, Trouble In Mind, E.I.O., and Dually Jukes.

Mark: “When I saw the Anthony Ladesich short film “Two Sisters” many years ago, I was blown away by Mark’s on screen presence as an actor and musician. Along with being a seasoned musician, Frieght Train Rabbit Killer seems like a perfect vehicle for Mark to continue his work as a performance artist.”

Freight Train Rabbit Killer = Kris Bruders (Freight Train) + Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer).

A heavy doom blues American Roots opera about a shaman of the hills and a vigilante bent on justice, they have been performing out of their hometown of KC, Missouri and toured extensively internationally and across the USA. Freight Train Rabbit Killer is storytelling through music, American folk art via gritty blues, electric guitars, suits, and masks.

Featured performances at roots rock and blues festivals such as Muddy Roots, Raut Oak, and Clarksdale Mississippi’s Deep Blues Fest have secured a legion of dedicated followers.

What was the spark the ignited the engines of Freight Train Rabbit Killer?

For this album, the duo is accompanied by accomplished multi-instrumentalists and solo recording artists Jason Beers and Fritz Hutchison.

The Hammer of Judgment recording session was a one-of-a-kind pseudo-live studio album, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans experiencing the recording process first-hand with all the bells and whistles of a professional recording studio (isolated tracking, overdubs, post-production, etc.). Tickets were sold in advance and the session was captured at GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri in April 2019. Post-production work, a global pandemic, and national independent record pressing delays pushed the release back 3 years from the recording date, but the end results made it worth the wait.

10:46

  1. Freight Train Rabbit Killer – “Pharmaceuticals”
    from: Hammer of Judgement / Haymaker Records / April 30, 2022
    [Freight Train Rabbit Killer, a musical duet made up of Kristopher Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer). Described as “Apocalyptic Roots” or “Doom Blues” their intense and riveting live shows are accompanied by suits and masks. For this album, the duo is accompanied by accomplished multi-instrumentalists and solo recording artists Jason Beers and Fritz Hutchison. The Hammer of Judgment recording session was a one-of-a-kind pseudo-live studio album, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans experiencing the recording process first-hand with all the bells and whistles of a professional recording studio (isolated tracking, overdubs, post-production, etc.). Tickets were sold in advance and the session was captured at GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri in April 2019. Post-production work, a global pandemic, and national independent record pressing delays pushed the release back three years from the recording date, but the end results made it worth the wait.]

[Freight Train Rabbit Killer play a special Vinyl Release Party at The Fifth Floor, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, with Drop A Grand, and Teri Quinn. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net]

10:48:30

We are talking with Freight Train Rabbit Killer, who will be releasing their new album, HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT on April 30, 2022 on vinyl from Haymaker Records. Freight Train Rabbit Killer, a musical duet made up of Kristopher Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer). Described as “Apocalyptic Roots” or “Doom Blues” their intense and riveting live shows are accompanied by suits and masks. Freight Train Rabbit Killer play a special Vinyl Release Party at The Fifth Floor, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, with Drop A Grand, and Teri Quinn. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

Kristopher Bruders & Mark Smeltzer thanks foir being with us on WMM.

Haymaker writes: “The album was recorded during the Hammer of Judgment Recording Sessions back in April 2019. There were hurdles along the way, from pressing plant delays to global pandemics. The Hammer of Judgment recording session was a one-of-a-kind pseudo-live studio album, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans experiencing the recording process first-hand with all of the bells and whistles of GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri for the studio access and engineering work and Andrew Crowley of Organica Recording for the engineering, mixing, and mastering.” HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT is the band’s 2nd full-length album.


Freight Train Rabbit Killer Discography

Freight Train Rabbit Killer ‎(CDr, Album) Rural Grit Records 2013
Forest Of Whispers: A Comic Book Companion ‎(CDr, Album) Rural Grit Records
Hammer of Judgment ‎(LP, Album, Ltd) Haymaker Records 2022

Singles & EPs

Freight Train Rabbit Killer have teamed with Haymaker Records to release a 7 inch vinyl series called Wake Snake Death Dance – a hand-printed, 45 rpm (vinyl), 4 volume release that includes all the clues, riddles, and maps to lead one epic, lion-hearted, mythological, heroic, legendary person to a treasure. Yes, you have read that correctly, A TREASURE!
Old Man Of The Mountain / Maybe It’s You / Haymaker Records / 2017
Death’s Comin’ / Confinement Haymaker Records 2018
The Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good + Evil / Pesky Serpent / Haymaker Records / 2018
Happy Times Waltz / Shake ‘Em Haymaker Records 2018


“Apocalyptic Roots” or “Doom Blues” their intense and riveting live shows are accompanied by suits and masks.

The last time we had Freight Train Rabbit Killer on WMM was just before Halloween on October 25, 2017. When you introduced the first single from their, Wake Snake Death Dance – a hand-printed, 45 rpm (vinyl), 4 – volume release. These 8 songs that made up 4 singles and were recorded, mixed and mastered at Organica Studios with Andrew Crowley who also played keyboards and participated in the recordings.

Waiting three years for a record to be released can be challenging for creative people with alter egos of a Freight Train and a Rabbit Killer, how did you survive two years of Covid-19, obviously wearing a mask shouldn’t have been a problem.

The band hopes to tour with full four-person band and comprehensive concert promotion.

Kristopher Bruders & Mark Smeltzer thanks for being with us on WMM.

Freight Train Rabbit Killer, who will be releasing their new album, HAMMER OF JUDGEMENT on April 30, 2022 on vinyl from Haymaker Records.

Freight Train Rabbit Killer play a special Vinyl Release Party at The Fifth Floor, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, with Drop A Grand, and Teri Quinn. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net

10:57

  1. Freight Train Rabbit Killer – “Cream Corn”
    from: Hammer of Judgement / Haymaker Records / april 30, 2022
    [Freight Train Rabbit Killer, a musical duet made up of Kristopher Bruders (Freight Train) and Mark Smeltzer (Rabbit Killer). Described as “Apocalyptic Roots” or “Doom Blues” their intense and riveting live shows are accompanied by suits and masks. For this album, the duo is accompanied by accomplished multi-instrumentalists and solo recording artists Jason Beers and Fritz Hutchison. The Hammer of Judgment recording session was a one-of-a-kind pseudo-live studio album, utilizing an interactive crowd of dedicated fans experiencing the recording process first-hand with all the bells and whistles of a professional recording studio (isolated tracking, overdubs, post-production, etc.). Tickets were sold in advance and the session was captured at GFM Modern Recording in Blue Springs, Missouri in April 2019. Post-production work, a global pandemic, and national independent record pressing delays pushed the release back three years from the recording date, but the end results made it worth the wait.]

[Freight Train Rabbit Killer play a special Vinyl Release Party at The Fifth Floor, Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 PM, at 1106 Santa Fe St., KCMO, in the West Bottoms, with Drop A Grand, and Teri Quinn. More info at http://www.haymakerrecords.net]

11:00 – Station ID

  1. Cowtown Country Club – “Waterfalls”
    from: Cowtown Country Club / Cowtown Country Club / September 15, 2018
    [Since first appearing on stage in August 2017, Greg Gagnon (guitars), Leah Sproul Pulatie(guitars), Brian Werner (bass), and Jessica Salley (drums) have been delighting audiences as Cowtown Country Club with their twist on country and western executed with glittering guitars, 24-karat vocal harmonies, and eye-catching western wear. At once both deeply familiar and excitingly fresh, Cowtown Country Club has a reputation for their original interpretations of classic country and western swing, plus a signature brand of countrified covers – re-imaginings of pop hits.]

[Cowtown Country Club play the Green Guitar Folk Series, Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 7:00 PM, in Lenexa, Kansas.]

11:04 – Interview with Jessica Salley

Jessica Salley is a classically trained singer who made the switch from opera and choral music, to Americana and drum kit, to play in her country western band Cowtown Country Club. Jessica also sings backup vocals and provides the grooves for Kristin Hamilton’s new band The Heat and is the Executive Director for ShapeNote Studios, where Kristin’s album, TOUCH OF BLUE was produced.

Kristin Hamilton is releasing her debut album, TOUCH OF BLUE with a Special Album Release Concert, Sunday, May 1, at 6:00 PM, at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO.

Jessica Salley, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

We just heard Cowtown Country Club from their self titled album.

Since first appearing on stage in August 2017, Greg Gagnon (guitars), Leah Sproul Pulatie (guitars), Brian Werner (bass), and Jessica Salley (drums) have been delighting audiences as Cowtown Country Club with their sometimes surprising take on country and western executed with glittering guitars and 24-karat vocal harmonies. At once both deeply familiar and excitingly fresh, Cowtown Country Club has a reputation for their original interpretations of classic country and western swing, plus a signature brand of countrified covers – re-imaginings of pop hits.

Cowtown Country Club has performed on The Ink Stage for the Plaza Art Fair, Briarfest, the Crossroads Music Festival, Downtown KC’s Art in the Loop concert series, Junkfest in Omaha NE, Arapaho Valley Ranch Blue Grass Campout, Lansing DAZE, Old Shawnee Days Festival and invited Saturday night guests on Stage 5 at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield, KS. The quartet was also a featured band at The OPKS Botanical Gardens Annual STEMS Gala, and have appeared at Westport Saloon, Knuckleheads, KC Bier Co, Martin City Brewing Co, Bier Station, Stockyards Brewing, The RINO, and at private events across the metro area and live on KKFI community radio.

Cowtown Country Club uses close vocal harmonies, classic western swing tunes and a special brand of countrified covers to create an unforgettable music experience for audiences. Cowtown Country Club mixes their love of classic sounds and irreverent musical fun in every song and every performance.

Cowtown Country Club play the Green Guitar Folk Series, Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 7:00 PM, in Lenexa, Kansas.

Greg Gagnon on Guitars & Crooning – Greg “I can B-bend that” Gagnon is a Kansas City native. His philosophy is “If something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” And by something, he means guitars, booze, and glitter. When he can pull himself away from tinkering on guitars and antique amps in the basement, Greg comes up with crazy covers and original versions of classic western-swing tunes for the club to play.

Jessica “Jessie” Salley on Drums & High Notes – Jessica didn’t have to be dragged kicking and screaming away from singing opera to join the club, but she did need some convincing about picking up the drums. Now, she couldn’t be happier to lay down that western groove and sing songs that make you wish you had a beer to cry into. ​After kicking off her boots at the end of the night, Jessie stews up the wild duck she just shot out of the sky. (Playing drums in the trad. of Karen Carpenter, Meg White, Stephanie Williams)

Leah Sproul Pulatie on Guitars & Belting – Leah has been two-steppin’ and boot scootin’ since the tender age of seven, serving as an assistant line dancing instructor to her mom during the heyday of 90’s Country FM. One of her childhood dreams was to one day sing with the house band at those dance halls, a dream that has finally come true with the help of the Club. She hopes you can join them out on the dance floor at one of their shows and might even show you a move or two.

Brian Werner on Bass & Bass – Despite being born and raised in the city, Brian’s collection of pearl snap shirts suggested a different calling. When CCC was formed, he was (al)ready (dressed). This long, tall, Missourian brings the low end to the group, playing, singing bass.

Kristin Hamilton’s new solo album, TOUCH OF BLUE was produced at ShapeNote Studios.

Produced by Greg Gagnon-ShapeNote Studios
Mastered by Joel Nanos-Element Recording
Art Design by Grady Keller – Mound Creative
Cover Photo by John Knepper

CONTACT:
KristinHamiltonMusic@gmail.com
KristinHamiltonMusic.com
Ko-fi.com/KristinHamilton

“Singing and writing from a place of true gratitude, Kristin Hamilton’s voice and music trancend space and time, drawing the listener in and sharing a richly woven tale of hope.”- Jason Buice – Hear For The Music

11:14

  1. Kristin Hamilton – “Spending My Time” (CD #14) (3:38)
    from: Touch Of Blue / Kristin Hamilton / April 23, 2022
    [Writien by Kristin Hamilton-Kristin Hamilton-lead vocal & rhythmguitar, Jessica Salley-drums & vocal harmony, Isaac Hamilton-bass, RockyCathcart-lead electric guitar, Greg Gagnon- hammond B3 organ Wurlitzer electric, electric guitar spank track & vocal harmonyProduced by Greg Gagnon – ShapeNote Studios. Mastered by Joel Nanos – Element Recording]

[Kristin Hamilton is releasing her debut album, TOUCH OF BLUE with a Special Album Release Concert, Sunday, May 1, at 6:00 PM, at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO. ]

11:15 – Interview with Jessica Salley (continued)

We are talking with Jessica Salley, a classically trained singer who made the switch from opera and choral music to Americana and drum kit to play in her country western band Cowtown Country Club. Jessica sings backup vocals and provides the grooves for Kristin Hamilton’s new band The Heat and is the executive director for ShapeNote Studios, where Kristin’s album, TOUCH OF BLUE was produced.

Kristin Hamilton is releasing her debut album, TOUCH OF BLUE with a Special Album Release Concert, Sunday, May 1, at 6:00 PM, at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO.

Jessica Salley, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kristin Hamilton’s Touch Of Blue features new band, The Heat, comprised of her father, Rocky Cathcart, her two teen children, Isaac & Lucy Gray Hamilton, Jessica Salley, Greg Gagnon, & Leah Sproul of Cowtown Country Club, and Devon Teran of The Timbers.

This album also features special guests: Chris Hudson of Gullywasher and members of Kristin’s former project Under The Big Oak Tree, Simon Fink, Jason Riley and Doug Ward.

Touch Of Blue

  1. “Touch Of Blue” by Kristin Hamilton & Simon Fink, Kristin Hamiton on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Doug Ward on bass, Simon Fink on fiddle, Jason Riley on electric guitar, Jessica Salley on drums, Lucy Gray Hamilton on vocal harmony, Leah Sproul on vocal harmony
  2. “Spring Fever Cure” by Kristin Hamilton, strings arrangement composed by Greg Gagnon, Kristin Hamilton on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Jessica Salley on drums, Rocky Cathcart on piano, Isaac Hamilton on bass & cello, Lucy Gray Hamilton on violin & vocal harmony, Greg Gagnon on banjo & 12 string guitar.
  3. “Cold Roses” by Kristin Hamilton, strings arrangement composed by Greg Gagnon, Kristin Hamilton on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Jessica Salley on drums & vocal harmony, Isaac Hamilton on bass, Rocky Cathcart on piano, Greg Gagnon on Telecaster, Devon Teran on steel guitar, Lucy Gray Hamilton on violins
  4. “Drivin Rain” by Kristin Hamilton, Kristin Hamilton on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Jessica Salley on drums & vocal harmony, Isaac Hamilton on bass, Lucy GrayHamilton on fiddle, Rocky Cathcart on Wurlitzer, Devon Teran-on pedal steel, Greg Gagnon on telecaster guitar.
  5. “Spending My Time” by Kristin Hamilton, Kristin Hamilton on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Jessica Salley on drums & vocal harmony, Isaac Hamilton on bass, Rocky Cathcart on lead electric guitar, Greg Gagnon on hammond B3 organ Wurlitzer electric, electric guitar spank track & vocal harmony.
  6. “Song Of Spring” by Kristin Hamilton & Erik Frampton in memory of John Cathcart. Kristin Hamilton on lead vocals & guitar, Jessica Salley on drums & vocal harmony, Greg Gagnon on double bass & vocal harmony, Chris Hudson on nylon string guitar
  7. “Up & Go Away” by Kristin Hamilton. Strings arrangements composed by Greg Gagnon, Kristin Hamilton on lead vocal & rhythm guitar, Jessica Salley on drums, Isaac Hamilton on bass, Rocky Cathcart on Nylon String guitar, Greg Gagnon on accordion, Lucy Gray Hamilton on violins.
  8. “Love To Ride” by Kristin Hamilton. Kristin Hamilton on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Isaac Hamilton on bass, Jessica Salley on drums & vocal harmony, Lucy Gray Hamilton on vocal harmony, Greg Gagnon on Telecaster, Rhodes electric piano, vocal harmony
  9. “Bittersweet Flowers” by Kristin Hamilton. Kristin Hamilton on lead vocal & acoustic guitar, Jessica Salleyon drums, Greg Gagnon on double bass, Wurlitzer, Telecaster
  10. “Hope” by Kristin Hamilton. Strings arrangements composed by Greg Gagnon, Kristin Hamilton on lead vocal,s rhythm guitar, Isaac Hamilton on bass & cello, Lucy Gray Hamilton on viola, violins, & vocal harmony, Jessica Salley on drums & vocal harmony, Rocky Cathcart-piano, Greg Gagnon-banjo & vocal harmony

Jessica Salley, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Kristin Hamilton is releasing her debut album, TOUCH OF BLUE with a Special Album Release Concert, Sunday, May 1, at 6:00 PM, at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO.

11:25

  1. Kristin Hamilton – “Bittersweet Flowers”
    from: Touch Of Blue / Kristin Hamilton / April 23, 2022
    [Writien by Kristin Hamilton- Kristin Hamilton – lead vocal & acoustic guitar, Jessica Salley – drums, Greg Gagnon – double bass, Wurlitzer, Telecaster Produced by Greg Gagnon – ShapeNote Studios. Mastered by Joel Nanos – Element Recording]

[Kristin Hamilton is releasing her debut album, TOUCH OF BLUE with a Special Album Release Concert, Sunday, May 1, at 6:00 PM, at Acoustic Alcove, 1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO. ]

11:29 – Underwriting

  1. JNabe – “Can’t Stop Me (Feat. Julia Reynolds)”
    from: “Can’t Stop Me (Feat. Julia Reynolds)” – Single / JNabe / February 18, 2022
    [Julia Reynolds plays n the Lawrence/Kansas City band. Lonnie Fisher and The Funeral. One of 5 singles JNabe has released so far this year. JNabe is Kansas City’s premiere Indie Asian Rapper. JNabe started rapping in 2020. He loves making music and strives to make songs that connect with people. // From jnabeofficial.com: “JNabe is a reputable Rapper who began their exciting musical voyage of artistic discovery in 2020. Since then, they’ve used constant collaboration and experimental sound exploration to shape the signature sound that echoes with their inspiration from the streets of Kansas City. In the music world, there’s no standing still. You must constantly learn about new techniques and continue honing your musical craft.” More info at: http://www.jnabeofficial.com]

11:34 – Interview with Jnabe

Kansas City’s premiere Indie Asian Rapper, JNabe is also know as Justin Watanabe. He istarted rapping in 2020. Jnabe is a Hip Hop Artist, Voiceover Artist, and Radio DJ. JNabe is a talented upcoming music artist, with years of vocal training, a creative mind, and a one-of-a-kind perspective from traveling all around the United States. JNabe was born in New Jersey, and raised in Pennsylvania where he began his musical journey playing the piano. At a young age he played at piano recitals with fellow musicians and displayed his musical prowess in front of audiences. JNabe enrolled in Choir, Orchestra, and Band while in middle school, doing all three programs for 4 years. Addicted to playing music at the age of 14 he entered a singing competition and blew away the competition winning it all. Inspired by the work ethics of fellow musicians he met along his musical journey; JNabe moved to Kansas City to pursue a career in rapping. So far in 2022 JNabe has released 13 singles! More info at http://www.jnabeofficial.com

JNabe thank you for being our guest on WMM

We just heard “Can’t Stop Me (Feat. Julia Reynolds)” released on February 18, 2022.

JNabe was born in New Jersey,

Knabe was raised in Pennsylvania where he began his musical journey playing the piano. At a young age he played at piano recitals with fellow musicians and displayed his musical prowess. JNabe enrolled in Choir, Orchestra, and Band while in middle school, doing all three programs for 4 years. in front of audiences.

JNabe moved to Kansas City to pursue a career in rapping.

JNabe revealed the he is currently a volunteer 90.1 FM KKFI.

Some of the artists Jnabe has recorded with this year include:
The Real Tez, NuSince, Julia Reynolds, Sa!txero, Canibus, I Am Justified

Very recently, Jnabe released “Ballin and Blowing featuring Rick Ross” on April 19, 2022. And today JNabe released the single, “So Alone” on April 27, 2022. This is the 13th single JNabe has released this year. (So far). More info at: http://www.jnabeofficial.com

On Spotify JNabe currently has over 60, 000 listeners.

JNabe receives thousands of streams of his music,

So far in 2022 JNabe has released 13 singles!


JNabe 2020 Discography – JNabe released the singles,

“On a Mission (Feat. Brose Royce (The Real Tez)” on January 14, 2022.

“KC Throwdown (Feat. NuSince)” on February 11, 2022.

“Can’t Stop Me (Feat. Julia Reynolds)” on February 18, 2022.

“You Know Me” on February 25, 2022.

“Quarantine Time” on March 4, 2022.

“Defeated (feat. Sa!txero)” on March 11, 2022.

“Night Life” on March 18, 2022.

“You Want Me (Feat. Sh3)” on March 25, 2022.

“Welcome To Life (Feat. Canibus)” on April 1, 2022. M

“Follow Your Dreams (Feat. I Am Justified)” on April 8, 2022.

“Life,” on April 15, 2022.

“Ballin and Blowing featuring Rick Ross” on April 19, 2022.

“So Alone” on April 27, 2022.


More info at: http://www.jnabeofficial.com

JNabe is Kansas City’s Premiere Indie Asian Rapper. JNabe started rapping in 2020. He loves making music and strives to make songs that connect with people.

JNabe thank you for being our guest on WMM

11:49

  1. JNabe – “Follow Your Dreams (Feat. I Am Justified)”
    from: “Follow Your Dreams (Feat. I Am Justified)” – Single / JNabe / April 8, 2022
    [ JNabe is Kansas City’s premiere Indie Asian Rapper. JNabe started rapping in 2020. He loves making music and strives to make songs that connect with people. // From jnabeofficial.com: “JNabe is a reputable Rapper who began their exciting musical voyage of artistic discovery in 2020. Since then, they’ve used constant collaboration and experimental sound exploration to shape the signature sound that echoes with their inspiration from the streets of Kansas City. In the music world, there’s no standing still. You must constantly learn about new techniques and continue honing your musical craft.” More info at: http://www.jnabeofficial.com]

11:54:00

Sam Wells photo by Nicole Bissey
  1. Sam Wells – “Desert Youth”
    from: For The Deflated / French Exit Records / December 31, 2020
    [Debut EP from Kansas City, based singer songwriter Sam Wells who has shared stages with Betsy Phillips, Kelly Hunt, Andrew Ryan, The Zack Pietrini Band, and The Phantastics. She was featured as a composer and performer in the Kansas City Repertory Theater production of “Ghost Light” performed on the lawn of The Nelson Atkin Museum of Art in October, 2020. Sam has also performed in Troostival (2020), Kansas City Porchfest (2019) and Jamdemic. In 2019, Wells released her debut single “Lesson Learned.” In early 2020 Wells released her second single “Sugar” producer and engineered by Riley Corbin at the Lawrence Kansas Public Library recording studio. It was only a decade ago, Sam Wells sat in her bedroom learning the Corrine Bailey Ray classic “Put Your Records On”. This was all it took to ignite a lifetime love affair with music. With her smooth and sultry voice and the warm tones of a baritone ukulele, she shares stories of love, loss and everything in between. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Sam Wells has lived in Lawrence, but now calls KC home. Info at: http://www.whoissamwells.com. Sam Wells was on January 20, 2021.]

[Sam Wells plays In the Lobby of The Folly Theatre, 300 W 12th St., Kansas City, on Thursday, April 28, at 7:00 PM in Partnership with 90.1 FM KKFI.]

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

Next week on Wednesday, May 4 we talk with Kansas City’s musical genius Brodie Rush bout his band, Be/Non‘s first show in over 6 years. Be/Non will be playing Lemonade Park on May 6th with Men of Men and May 7th at String Break in Wichita., KS. After surviving an Aortic Dissection in October 2019, being in a coma, and months of therapy, recovery, and healing through two dangerous years of Covid -19. and Brodies has been working to get his life back together, throough this incredibly wild ride. Brodie was working on a song before this life-threatening event and it’s taken over 2 years to get together. It’s a single “Instant Stooging” that we will be premiering on the radio show. The song is about what Brodie went through during the event. Brodie writes, “It’s real personal but it had to be done. “ Be/Non will be playing with 2 new band members and 2 Be/Non alumni. Ben Ruth remains on bass & vocals, our longest standing continuous member of over 17 years.

Also next week Ezmerelda plays live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Ezmerelda is the diy collaboration between indie veterans Kianna Alarid White (Tilly & the Wall, Yes You Are) and Cale Parks (Yeasayer, Aloha). The duo formed in the final months of 2021, drawing on influences like Fever Ray, Budgie-era Siouxsie and the Banshees and early M.I.A. Combining elements of their high intensity live shows with art-rock improvisation, Ezmerelda released their second single single, “Reverser” on Friday, April 1, 2022. Kianna and Cale took to the basement to self produce their brand of industrial, drum heavy electro-pop in October 2021. The result was a collection of immediately realized dance tracks that will make up the duo’s debut EP. Produced, mixed, and recorded by Kianna White & Cale Parks. Mastered by TJ Lipple. More info at: http://www.ezmerelda.bandcamp.com

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Show #939