WMM’s Playlist from November 21, 2018

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

2018 – The Year in Music
with: Tim Finn, Marion Merritt, Chris Haghirian, & Fally Afani

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979 [WMM’s theme]

Today we take a look at 2018: The Year in Music with 4 special guests who’ll share their Favorite Musical Releases of 2018. Guests include: Tim Finn of In Kansas City Magazine, Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt, Chris Haghirian of Eight One Sixty on 90.9 The Bridge, and Fally Afani of I Heart Local Music.

Tim Finn of In Kansas City Magazine

10:06 – Interview with Tim Finn

Tim Finn is Music Writer for In Kansas City Magazine. Tim is originally from Youngstown, New York. He studied at University of Missouri in Columbia and received his Masters of Arts, in Journalism from the University of Kansas. Tim served as Music Writer of the KC Star, where he worked for 29 years. You can hear Tim Finn Thursday afternoons between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM on 90.9 The Bridge with Jon Hart.

Tim Finn’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2018

#5. Calvin Arsenia – Cantaloupe/ Bullseye Records / September 15, 2018

2. Calvin Arsenia – “Toxic”
from: Cantaloupe / Bullseye Records / September 15, 2018 (KC Release)
[The first release on Bullseye Records. Calvin Arsenia who came home to KC in 2014 after living in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has released the EPs, Moments, Prose, and last year’s full length debut, Catastrophe. This year he released the EP Caviar to special guests who attended his Wickstock West show in West Bottoms. Standing at 6 foot 6 inches, Arsenia’s powerful vocals span a 3.5 octave range, while playing piano, banjo, guitar & harp. Calvin has played Folk Alliance International, KC Fringe Fest, Apocalypse Meow, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Middle of the Map Fest., The Folly Theatre. Last year he undertook a three month US/European Outlyre Tour where he has played San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, NYC, Boston, Edinburgh, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Lyon and Paris.]

[Calvin Arsenia plays The Truman December 31 with Making Movies.]

#4. Mikal Shapiro – The Musical II / Mikal Shapiro / May 26, 2018

3. Mikal Shapiro – “Everybody’s Baby”
from: The Musical II / Mikal Shapiro / May 26, 2018
[“Everybody’s Baby” is her pop song she wrote, but all the songs on The Musical 11 are great. The sequel to Shapiro’s 2015 concept album “The Musical.” Mikal Shapiro, on vocals & guitar, Chad Brothers on vocals & guitar, Johnny Hamil on bass, and Matt Richey on drums. Special guests include: Hermon Mehari on trumpet, Tina Bilberry on viola & violin, Damon Parker on keyboards, and Lauren Hughes on vocals. Engineered and co-produced by Joel Nanos at Element Recording & Mastering Studios. Mikal Shapiro is a KC songwriter whose musical influences span popular songs, psych rock, lounge, classic country and old time spirituals. She has toured extensively across the U.S. and has recorded five critically acclaimed albums. KC Star and Tim Finn declared her album “The Musical” to be one of his top five releases of 2015. A third generation storyteller, she draws inspiration from her travels, love life, and the state of the Union.]

[Mikal Shapiro will be performing vocals for the MONTA AT ODDS Argentum Dreams RECORD RELEASE in a special ‘One Performance Only’ show on Saturday, December 1, at 8:00 PM, at recordBar, 1520 Grand Boulevard, with SHANA FALANA [NYC}, MIKAL SHAPIRO & “The Musical” Band / with live video projections from VJDN8]

#3. Bob & Una Walkenhorst – For Tomorrow / Bat Records / October 12, 2018

4. Bob & Una Walkenhorst – “For Tomorrow”
from: For Tomorrow / BAT Records / October 12, 2018
[25 year old Una Walkenhorst is a singer/songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. Following the release of her debut album “Scars” in 2014, Una immediately had “new fans. . . coming out of the proverbial woodwork” (AXS). Paired with refreshingly raw vocals, Una’s heartfelt lyrics “will stop you in your tracks (at once beautiful and chilling),” wrote Gilded Palace Radio, as she weaves stories of genuine human experience. Una told KCUR FM that her father was one of the people who made her love music. But having a famous father can be challenging: “I knew that if I started my music career here I would have a lot of opportunities, but not all of them would be because of my music. They would be because I am someone’s daughter,” Walkenhorst says. Loading up her 97 Honda Civic, Una then spent a year traveling across North America promoting her music and connecting with listeners one-on-one. She ended up living in New Orleans. Una Walkenhorst is the youngest daughter of Bob Walkenhorst, a founding member of The Rainmakers, which had national and international hits in the 1980s and 90s, and continue to this day touring and recording new music. In January of 2018 Una Walkenhorst returned home to Kansas City from New Orleans. Over the past several years, Una and Bob had performed together at selected events, including Folk Alliance International. This year the father and daughter duo decided to record an album together, where they split the difference, taking turns as songwriters for the album’s songs, written individually, and recorded together, in clear beautiful harmonies, with that extra special shared musical DNA, that can be heard in the harmonies of The Carter Family, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, or Shy Boys.]

[Bob & Una Walkenhorst play RSD Black Friday Nov. 23, at 2:00 PM, at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio 7932 Sante Fe Dr, Overland Park]

#2 Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear – Radio Winners EP / Glassnote / July 27, 2018

5. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – “Childhood Goodbye”
from: Radio Winners – EP / Glassnote Records / July 27. 2018
[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear have garnered international acclaim, and new fans from all over the world. They signed with Glassnote Records and recorded their debut full length album in Nashville with acclaimed producer Jim Abiss. They performed their debut single “Silent Movies” on The Late Show with David Letterman, they’ve toured across the United States, and Europe, more than once. They were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NBC’s The Today Show, and “Later With Jools Holland and played Bonnaroo, Pilgramage, and the Newport Folk Festival, and the Ryman Theatre, in Nashville. Ruth Ward has continually performed throughout her life, mostly in coffee shops and open mics, for over 30 years, even recording a solo record. In the midst of this she got married and became a mom, and was busy raising a family. Madisen Ward was born in Oklahoma, and grew up in the outskirts of Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 2007. Madisen’s journey to become a musician, was “melodically passed down” through the songs of his mother, where Madisen grew up watching his mom perform at local coffee shops. Eventually he began to learn to play the guitar, and poured his talent for writing into the music to create original songs. They began playing Madisen’s original songs along with the occassional cover, of a classic track reinterpreted, in their own incredibly beautiful performance of two voices and two guitars, in harmony and orchestration. Their debut album, The Skeleton Crew, was released May 9, 2015 and was our most played record that year and was #1 on WMM’s The 115 Best Recordings of 2015.]

[Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear have just returned home from the road with The Record Company with shows in NYC, Philadelphia, Portland Maine, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham, Austin, Dallas, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Denver.]

#1. Amy Farrand and The Like – One / Amy Farrand / April 28, 2018

6. Amy Farrand and The Like – “Sweet Thing”
from: One / Amy Farrand / April 28, 2018
[Amy Farrand & The Like are Amy Farrand on lead vocals & guitar, Steve Tubbert on bass, Felix Dukes on drums, Kyle Dahlquist on keyboards & backing vocals, Stephan Jean-Francois on trumpet, and Katie Gilchrist on backing vocals. 11-song debut album was recorded with Duane Trower at Weights & Measures Soundlab. Amy Farrand plays over a dozen instruments, bass, drums, lap steel, guitar, she has hosted variety shows, and radio shows and has been a a member of the bands: American Catastrophe, Experimental Instrument Orchestra, Shotgun Idols, Sister Mary Rotten Crotch, Atlantic Fadeout, The Silver Maggies. One reviewer wrote of her, “Amy Farrand is a tough-as-nails vocalist making her an invaluable asset to any live act.”]

10:30 – Underwriting

Marion Merritt of Records With Merritt

10:32 – Interview with Marion Merritt

For nearly 15 years Marion Merritt has been sharing her musical discoveries and information from her musically encyclopedic brain. Marion is the creator of Records With Merritt, a small, independent, minority owned business, at 1614 Westport Rd. in Kansas City, Missouri.

Marion Merritt’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2018

#5 – Blood Orange / Domino Recording Co. / August 24, 2018

7. Blood Orange – “Orlando”
from: Negro Swan / Domino Recording Co / August 24, 2018
[Devonté Hynes aka David Joseph Michael Hynes, was born December 23, 1985, better known as Blood Orange and formerly Lightspeed Champion, is a British singer, songwriter, composer, producer, dancer and director. From 2004 to 2006, Hynes was a member of the band Test Icicles, playing guitar, synth, and occasionally performing vocals. They released one full-length album in 2005. Hynes went on to release two solo studio albums as Lightspeed Champion and subsequently four more as Blood Orange, between 2008 and 2018. He has written, played or produced for artists such as Tinashe, Solange Knowles, Sky Ferreira, FKA twigs, Haim, Florence and the Machine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diana Vickers, The Chemical Brothers, Kylie Minogue, A$AP Rocky and Blondie. Hynes was voted the 49th ‘coolest person in rock’ in NME’s 2007 Cool List, jumping to position 20 in the following year’s list]

#4. Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning / Latent Records / July 13, 2018

8. Cowboy Junkies – “All That Reckoning, Pt. 1”
from: All That Reckoning / Latent Records / July 13, 2018
[The Cowboy Junkies are an alternative country and folk rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1985. The group was formed in 1985 by Alan Anton (bassist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Margo Timmins (vocalist). The three Timmins are siblings, and Anton worked with Michael Timmins during their first couple of bands. John Timmins was initially a member of the band but left the group before the recording of their first album. The band line-up has never changed since, although they use several guest musicians on many of their albums, including multi-instrumentalist Jeff Bird who has performed on every album except the first. The Junkies’ 1986 debut album, produced by Canadian producer Peter Moore, was the blues-inspired Whites Off Earth Now!!, recorded in the family garage using a single ambisonic microphone. The Junkies gained worldwide fame and recognition with their second album, The Trinity Session, recorded in 1987 at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity. Their sound, again using the ambisonic microphone, and their mix of blues, country, folk, rock and jazz earned them both critical attention and a strong fan base. The Los Angeles Times named the recording as one of the ten best albums of 1988. The Cowboy Junkies have gone on to record a total of sixteen studio albums and five live albums, and remain an active band for over thirty years.]

#3. Tash Sultana – Flow State / Lonely Lands Records – Mom + Pop / August 31, 2018

9. Tash Sultana – “Big Smoke”
from: Flow State / Lonely Lands Records – Mom + Pop / August 31, 2018
[Natasha “Tash” Sultana was born June 15, 1995. She is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Described as a “one-woman band who brings new meaning to the concept of multi-tasking”. Half Australian and half Maltese, Sultana was born and grew up in Melbourne. She received a guitar from her grandfather when she was three, and has played ever since. She now can play over 10 instruments including guitar, bass, trumpet, flute, percussion and saxophone. Sultana’s teenage years were troubled. A self-described drug addict, she developed drug-induced psychosis when she was 17, and had to undergo several months of therapy to recover. Unable to find regular work, she turned to busking on the streets of Melbourne to get by.]

#2. Fantastic Negrito – Please Don’t Be Dead / Blackball Universe / June 15, 2018

10. Fantastic Negrito – “A Letter To Fear”
from: Please Don’t Be Dead / Blackball Universe – Cooking Vinyl / June 15, 2018
[Fantastic Negrito was raised in an orthodox Muslim household. His father was a Somali-Caribbean immigrant who mostly played traditional African music. When, at the age of 12, Negrito’s family moved from Massachusetts to Oakland, California. Oakland in 1970s was a million miles from Negrito’s conservative childhood. He went from Arab chants to Funkadelic in one day. By the time he was 20, Negrito had taught himself to play every instrument he could get his hands on. He was recording music, and after some difficulties on the streets he packed his bags and headed to LA, armed with a demo on cassette. Negrito signed with a million dollar deal at Interscope. The record deal was a disaster. Gangsta rap was ruling the airwaves and Negrito was in the wrong place at the wrong era. Negrito came out of the deal with a failed album and his confidence gutted. In 2000, Negrito was in a near fatal car accident that put him in a coma. For four weeks it was touch and go. Because his muscles atrophied while bedridden, he had to go through months of frustrating physical therapy to regain use of his legs. Rods were placed throughout his body. And worst of all, his playing hand was mutilated. Back in Oakland, Negrito forgot about life as a musician. He got married, he planted vegetables, raised his own chickens, and made money growing weed. He also settled into being a man, on his own, clear of the distractions of wanting to be a star. And then his son Kyu was born. He began recording without the hindrances that come with chasing trends. Negrito turned to the original DNA of all American music, the Blues. The beating life had given him primed him to channel his literal and musical forefathers: the Blues musicians of the Delta]

#1. R+R=Now – Collagically Speaking / Blue Note Records / June 15, 2018

11. R+R=NOW – “The Night In Question (feat. Terry Crews)”
from: Collagically Speaking (feat. Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin & Justin Tyson) Blue Note / June 15, 2018
[Reflect+Respond=Now, a supergroup featuring Robert Glasper on keybords, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synthesizer, Justin Tyson on drums, and Terrace Martin on synth and vocoder. Motivated by their ethos to “reflect and respond,” forward-thinking jazz supergroup R+R=Now makes an ambitious, socially conscious blend of post-bop jazz, electronic-tinged fusion, avant-garde improvisational music, and hip-hop-influenced funk. Led by acclaimed pianist Robert Glasper, the group came together while he was working on Nina Revisited, a companion album released in conjunction with the 2015 Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?]

11:00 – Station ID

Chris Haghirian of Eight One Sixty on 90.1 The Bridge

11:00 – Interview with Chris Haghirian

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 19 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music at, Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. Chris hosts Star Sessions Live every Monday at Noon on Facebook Live. With Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine, Chris makes The Middle of The Map Fest happen each year, and Chris gets to share his amazing passion for the Kansas City music scene as host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge.

Chris Haghirian’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2017

#5. Cat Power – Wanderer / Domino Recording Co / October 5, 2018

12. Cat Power – “Woman feat. Lana Del Rey (Single Version)”
from: Wanderer / Domino Recording Co / October 5, 2018
[10th studio album by Cat Power The album was produced entirely by Marshall herself and was written and recorded in Miami and Los Angeles over the past few years, she stated: “The course my life has taken in this journey—going from town to town, with my guitar, telling my tale; with reverence to the people who did this generations before me. Folk singers, blues singers, and everything in between. They were all wanderers, and I am lucky to be among them.” The album includes a collaboration with Lana Del Rey, whom Marshall opened for on the European leg of her LA to the Moon Tour. It is her first album to not be released on Matador since 1996. In support of the release, Marshall has embarked a world tour, that began in September. Charlyn Marie “Chan” Marshall was born January 21, 1972, She is better known by her stage name Cat Power. She is a singer-songwriter, musician, occasional actress, and model. Cat Power was originally the name of Marshall’s first band, but has become her stage name as a solo artist. Born in Atlanta, Marshall was raised throughout the southern United States, and began performing in local bands in Atlanta in the early 1990s. She was discovered opening for Liz Phair in 1994 by Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, with whom she recorded her first two albums, Dear Sir (1995) and Myra Lee (1996), on the same day in 1994. In 1996 she signed with Matador Records, and released a third album of new material with Shelley and Foljahn, What Would the Community Think. Following this she released the critically acclaimed Moon Pix (1998), recorded with members of Dirty Three, and The Covers Record (2000), a collection of sparsely-arranged cover songs. After a brief hiatus she released You Are Free (2003), featuring guest musicians Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder, followed by the soul-influenced The Greatest (2006), recorded with numerous Memphis studio musicians. A second album of cover tracks, Jukebox, was released in 2008. In 2012 she released the self-produced Sun, which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, the highest charting album of her career to date. Critics have noted the constant evolution of Cat Power’s sound, with a “mix of punk, folk and blues” on her earliest albums, and elements of soul and other genres more prevalent in her later material. Her 2012 album Sun incorporated electronica, in a self-proclaimed move from the “slower” guitar-based songs she initially wrote for the album.]

#4. Christine and The Queens – Chris / Because Music / September 21, 2018

13. Christine and The Queens – “Doesn’t Matter”
from: Chris / Because Music / September 21, 2018
[Chris is the second studio album by French singer Christine and the Queens, released in both English and French versions through Because Music. It was preceded by the release of two singles, each of which were released in both English and French versions: “Girlfriend” / “Damn, dis-moi”, featuring Dâm-Funk, and “Doesn’t Matter” / “Doesn’t Matter (Voleur de soleil)”. An English-language single, “5 Dollars”, was also released alongside an S&M-inspired video, followed by the French version of “La Marcheuse”. Héloïse Letissier (born 1 June 1988), known professionally as Christine and the Queens (or, as of 2017, simply Chris), is a French singer, songwriter and producer. Born in Nantes, France, Letissier studied theatre before forming her solo musical group Christine and the Queens. Letissier has been signed to the independent record label Because Music since 2012. Her work combines music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography.]

#3. Dragon Inn 3 – Double Line / American Laundromat / August 17, 2018

14. Dragon Inn 3 – “Club Sauce”
from: Double Line / American Laundromat Records / August 17, 2018
[Kansas City based and formed in 2012 with Grace Bentley, Sharon Bowie, Philip K. Dickey, E.P. Marcus. Dragon Inn 3’s debut LP clocks in at 28 minutes, but the band spent six years whittling away on the songs that would eventually become Double Line. Combining sugary pop hooks, hypnotic beats, and huge MOOG synths, Dragon Inn 3’s playful take on 80s pop could double as the soundtrack to a John Hughes movie (if John Hughes directed Blade Runner). The cinematic origins of Dragon Inn 3 can be traced back to 2012, when Philip Dickey (leader of the indie-pop group Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin) wrote a theme song for the award-winning short film Ghoul School. “If you watch the trailer you can tell it’s the same premise and look as Stranger Things–we just accidentally made it three years before them,” Dickey says. “I had so much fun making the soundtrack with the director (E.P. Marcus) that we decided to start a band.” Dickey recruited his sister, Sharon Bowie, an occupational therapist, and his wife, children’s librarian Grace Bentley, to help with songwriting and vocal duties. The group self-released the Ghoul School Soundtrack EP in late 2012, receiving high praise from Consequence of Sound, Philadelphia’s WXPN, and The Riverfront Times, before climbing to #1 on Bandcamp’s cassette charts. Then it was back to the studio (i.e. the bedrooms, kitchens, garages, and hotel rooms that doubled as makeshift recording studios). In between full-time jobs, parenthood, graduate school classes, and cross country moves, the members of Dragon Inn 3 put Double Line to tape. “I’m a stay-at-home dad now, so I would work on song arrangements and rough mixes when our toddler was taking his naps,” explains Dickey. “Grace would come home from work and record all her parts after his bedtime. We recorded all the breathy vocals in the living room and all the yelly parts in the garage so we wouldn’t wake him up.” The result is a highly addictive album that creates “a soundtrack for the more introspective moments on and off the dance floor,” according to critic David Greenwald. Opening track “What Kind Of World Are You Living In” plays like Blondie if the band hired Hall and Oates to record guitars. The album takes an intimate turn with “Bad Boy,” Bowie’s dreamy “Rocket Launcher,” and Bentley’s introspective cover of Robin Gibb’s “Juliet.” “3 Minute Mile” swoons with arpeggios and a hypnotic MOOG bass, while Bentley softly repeats the phrase “desperation/bad desire.” Then there are Italo-disco tinged tracks “Backstabber” and “Club Sauce,” with sing-songy pop hooks that harken back to Madonna and Whitney Houston’s greatest hits. “Double Line Theme” and “Murder In The Third” show off DI3’s soundtrack aspirations, and sound like lost Tangerine Dream and Giorgio Moroder B-sides. “Up In The Business” provides indelible synth hooks and a triumphant ending to Double Line. With members spread out over the country (KC, LA, and Springfield, MO), the group signed to American Laundromat Records in early 2018. A demo of “Bad Boy” (co-written with Free Energy’s Paul Sprangers) landed in a commercial for Ryan Adams’ Beats 1 Radio show before the song was even completed.]

#2. Bob & Una Walkenhorst – For Tomorrow / Bat Records / October 12, 2018

15. Bob & Una Walkenhorst – “Get On The Bus”
from: For Tomorrow / BAT Records / October 12, 2018
[25 year old Una Walkenhorst is a singer/songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. Following the release of her debut album “Scars” in 2014, Una immediately had “new fans. . . coming out of the proverbial woodwork” (AXS). Paired with refreshingly raw vocals, Una’s heartfelt lyrics “will stop you in your tracks (at once beautiful and chilling),” wrote Gilded Palace Radio, as she weaves stories of genuine human experience. Una told KCUR FM that her father was one of the people who made her love music. But having a famous father can be challenging: “I knew that if I started my music career here I would have a lot of opportunities, but not all of them would be because of my music. They would be because I am someone’s daughter,” Walkenhorst says. Loading up her 97 Honda Civic, Una then spent a year traveling across North America promoting her music and connecting with listeners one-on-one. She ended up living in New Orleans. Una Walkenhorst is the youngest daughter of Bob Walkenhorst, a founding member of The Rainmakers, which had national and international hits in the 1980s and 90s, and continue to this day touring and recording new music. In January of 2018 Una Walkenhorst returned home to Kansas City from New Orleans. Over the past several years, Una and Bob had performed together at selected events, including Folk Alliance International. This year the father and daughter duo decided to record an album together, where they split the difference, taking turns as songwriters for the album’s songs, written individually, and recorded together, in clear beautiful harmonies, with that extra special shared musical DNA, that can be heard in the harmonies of The Carter Family, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, or Shy Boys.]

[Bob & Una Walkenhorst play RSD Black Friday Nov. 23, at 2:00 PM, at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio 7932 Sante Fe Dr, Overland Park]

#1. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born Soundtrack / Interscope / Oct. 5, 2018

16. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
from: A Star Is Born Soundtrack / Interscope / October 5, 2018
[A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut) and written by Eric Roth, Cooper and Will Fetters. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name, it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It marks the fourth remake of the original 1937 film, after the 1954 musical, the 1976 rock musical and the 2013 Bollywood romance film. After seeing him perform at Desert Trip festival, Cooper approached Lukas Nelson (son of country music singer Willie Nelson) and asked him to help work on the film. Nelson agreed and wrote several songs, which he sent to the producers. Nelson subsequently met Lady Gaga and began writing songs with her and she, in turn, provided backing vocals on two tracks on his self-titled 2017 album. The soundtrack, performed by Gaga and Cooper, was released on October 5, 2018, by Interscope Records. The studio announced that the album “features 19 songs in a wide range of musical styles + 15 dialogue tracks that will take you on a journey that mirrors the experience of seeing the film.”.]

11:29 – Underwriting

Fally Afani of I Heart Local Music

10:31 – Interview with Fally Afani

Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 17 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. She has received several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for her online work in journalism. Fally lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where she reports on local and touring musicians and where she is the founder of, I Heart Local Music a comprehensive website providing info and place for music lovers in Lawrence to gather. It was started out of a deep love and appreciation for the local music scene. More information at: http://www.iheartlocalmusic.com

11:33 – Fally Afani’s Favorite Musical Releases of 2018

#5. Khrystal – “The Awkward Muva / Khrystal / July 13, 2018

17. Khrystal. – “Some People”
from: The Awkward Muva / Khrystal. / July 13, 2018
[Khrystal Coppage is Editor-in-Chief of Khorage Magazine. She served as Production Manager at UMKC University News from 2015 to 2016. She graduated from UMKC in 2016 where she studied Family Studies. She graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2013. She is a graduate of Sumner Academy of Arts & Science, in KCK. You can hear her debut album at; http://mixtapemonkey.com/2073/khrystal-q-u-a-r-t-e-r-c-e-n-t-u-r-y-l-i-v-i-n-g. Khrystal also released the three song EP, The Glow Up produced by Duncan Burnett on November 7, 2017 ]

#4. Pale Tongue – Pale Tongue EP / Manor Records / October 5, 2018

18. Pale Tongue – “King in Yellow”
from: Pale Tongue EP / Manor Records / October 5, 2018
[Lawrence based 3-piece band formed by Carlos Calderon and Nick Fredrickson of The Appleseed Cast and bassist James Thomblinson of Arc Flash, and Psychic Heat. The trio has molded their ripping ‘dungeon rock’ sound into a fierce torrent of fuzz and fury, bending and merging gritty acidic psych-punk with hypnogogic dreamscapes, crafting a realm of experience dripping in cosmic horror and heady awe. Engineered by Mitch Hewlett. Mix and Mastered by Joel Coon.]

#3. Sona – Sona EP2 / Spounds Wierd Records / September 14, 2018

19. Sona – “Pop Song”
from: Sona EP 2 / Something Sounds Weird Records / September 14, 2018
[Sona began as the love child of husband and wife Brian and Jenna Goodman. Add Bobby Reeves on drums makes this alternative indie rock shoegaze post-punkLawrence Kansas based band a “power trio.” The EP was recorded at Fire & Ice Studios Baldwin, KS and was engineered/mixed by Steve Squire and mastered by Duane Trower with all songs written by SONA ©2018 Something Sounds Weird Records]

#4. Serene Fiend – Sowing Dischord / DK Records / July 27, 2018

20. Serene Fiend – “Just Wont Go Away”
from: Sowing Discord / DK Records / July 27, 2018
[Industrial pop-rock project from Lawrence, Kansas based Joel Bonner. Vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizers, Drum Programming, Mixing, Mastering by Joel Bonner. Written by Joel Bonner. I Heart Local Music calls Sowing Discord “warm and beautiful, wrapping you up its lush sound.”]

#1 CS Luxem – Symptoms / Whatever Forever / February 17, 2018

21. CS Luxem – “Let Me Go On”
from: Symptoms / Whatever Forever / February 17, 2018
[Debut full-length from CS Luxem who works as a solo artist as well as a collaborator. CS Luxem has released several EPs and has performed all over the United States and Europe. Info at http://www.csluxem.bandcamp.com]

Fally’s Honorable Mentions:
Brass and Boujee – “All Day”
Bummer – “Reefer Sadness” off Holy Terror
HighWesthus – “Fangs” off TAKOTSUBO: a love story
The Phantastics – “Life of the Party” off of Life of the Party EP
Duncan Burnett – “Black Boy Joy” off The Almighty
Calvin Arsenia – “Tip Toe” or “Toxic” off Cantaloupe

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

Next week on November 28, Wednesday MidDay Medley presents our Top 25 Singles of 2018 (These are stand alone single releases of 2018 that are not included on any EPs or full length album releases.)

Tune into Wednesday MidDay Medley throughout December as we present our 4-week special series: The 118 Best Recordings of 2018, on December 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. This is our celebration of the year in music based on the playlists of this little ole radio show.

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

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WMM Playlist from July 12, 2017

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Music From Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017
+ Fally Afani of I Heart Local Music +
Instant Karma + SHE SAID

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrate the 6th Annual Lawrence Field Day Fest, July 13-15, in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas, featuring near 100 bands at 8 venues with showcases from: Replay Records, I Heart Local Music, High Dive Records, Datura Records, Whatever Forever records, PEB Sounds, and Weepy Vision Productions.

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / Universal / Dec. 20, 1979
[WMM’s theme]

2. Dressy Bessy – “Lady Liberty”
from: Kingsized / Yep Roc / February 5, 2016
[Indie rock band from Denver, Colorado, associated with the Elephant Six Collective. Guitarist John Hill also plays with The Apples in Stereo. Lead vocalist/guitarist Tammy Ealom formed the band with drummer Darren Albert and guitarist turned bassist Rob Greene in 1996. The name was taken from a popular Playskool doll of the 1970s. Hill joined around the time they started recording.][Dress Bessy plays miniBar, Thursday, June 9, with Cave Girls, and New Baboons.]

[Dressy Bessy play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 10:45 PM at The Bottleneck – High Dive Records Showcase with : Sex Snobs, BUMMER, Arc Flash, and Psychic Heat.]

3. Nick Siegel – “Santa Monica Pier”
from: “Santa Monica Pier” – Single / Nick Siegel / April 28, 2017
[Nick Siegel writes: “I write aggressive piano rock music. I strike the 88 keys because one of them must be the key to your heart (oh the charm!). I grew up playing music in Chicago and moved to Kansas City in 2010 when I joined The Casket Lottery. Now venturing on my own, I’m excited to release a new record that will knock your clothes off. Book me, like me, come out and see me and I’ll introduce you to a fine mix of fast fingers, great hair and awkward banter. I’m Nick Siegel. I’m the piano rock you need in your life.”]

[Nick Siegel plays Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 6:45 pm, at Replay Lounge Patio with Jon Harrison and the Harrisonics, and The Mad Kings.]

4. The Dear Misses – “Let Go”
from: Just Let Go / Independent / February 28, 2017
[This is The Dear Misses first full length album. “Just Let Go” was written over the course of 4 years. TDM started as a side project for lead singer Todd Anderson and Guitarist Cody Stapleton and caught full sail upon the addition of Drummer Bret Collins in 2014 and Bassist Shane Berggren in Late 2015. This Lawrence Kansas based 4-piece band is made up of: Todd Anderson on lead vocals & rhythm guitar, Cody Stapleton on lead guitar & backing vocals, Bret Collins on drums, and Shane Berggren on bass. More information at: http://www.reverbnation.com/thedearmisses%5D

[The Dear Misses play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, July 13, at 9:45 pm, at Jackpot Music Hall, right after Instant Karma, and also with: Electric Needle Room, The Electric Lungs, Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, Headlight Rivals, and Gozillionaire.]

5. Instant Karma – “Make Me A Man”
from: Trying To Find My Mind / Independent / July 22, 2017
[Cole Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, Zach Harris on drums. All songs written by Instant Karma. Mixed by Zach Harris. Mastered at Eureka Mastering.]

10:19 – Interview with Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun

Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun are members of the Kansas City 4-piece band, Instant Karma. They join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to talk about the band’s new EP Trying To Find My Mind. Instant Karma play a special Trying To Find My Mind EP Release Show, Saturday, July 22, at Revolution Records, 1830 Locust Street, KCMO with The Atomic 50s, and The Bends. And tomorrow night, Instant Karma play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, July 13, at Jackpot Music Hall with: Electric Needle Room, The Electric Lungs, The Dear Misses, Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, Headlight Rivals, and Gozillionaire.

Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun, thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Instant Karma with Colby Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass and keyboards, & Zach Harris on drums. This was also released as a single.

Last year the band played the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Fest.

Instant Karma was on our show on, Wednesday, September 28, just before the band opened for C.W. Stoneking, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, Blvd, in Kansas City.

Colby Bales and Cody Calhoun met in High School. They have been playing music together for 5 years. They became friends after forming the band,

Instant Karma bass player Branden Moser has called the band, “a drug trip through the soul section of your local record store.”

Instant Karma! is a 4 piece psych/soul rock band from Kansas City, MO. Their influences range from The Black Keys to Syl Johnson to the Wu Tang Clan.

Trying To Find My Mind was Mixed by Zach Harris. Mastered at Eureka Mastering.

Instant Karma play a special Trying To Find My Mind EP Release Show, Saturday, July 22, at Revolution Records, 1830 Locust St, KCMO with The Atomic 50s, and The Bends.

Instant Karma play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, July 13, at Jackpot Music Hall with: Electric Needle Room, The Electric Lungs, The Dear Misses, Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds, Headlight Rivals, and Gozillionaire.

More information at http://www.instantkarmakc.com

6. Instant Karma – “Bet On Me”
from: Trying To Find My Mind / Independent / July 22, 2017
[Cole Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, Zach Harris on drums. All songs written by Instant Karma. Mixed by Zach Harris. Mastered at Eureka Mastering.]

Colby Bales & Cody Calhoun of Instant Karma; Jennie Ferguson, Scott Mize, Matt Kesler, & Doug Hitchcock of SHE SAID; and Fally Afani of I Heart Local Music, on the July 12, 2017 edition of Wednesday MidDay Medley on KKFI 90.1 FM.

10:35 – Interview with SHE SAID

The new KC based, 4-piece band, SHE SAID, plays live in our 90.1 FM studios. SHE SAID is made up of Jennie Ferguson on vocals & guitar, Scott Mize on guitar, Doug Hitchcock on drums, and Matt Kesler on bass & vocals. SHE SAID play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 8:00 PM at The Granada Theatre Outdoor Stage.

Jennie Ferguson, Scott Mize, Doug Hitchcock, and Matt Kesler, Thanks for being with us on Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Matt Kesler and Scott Mize used to be in a band called Sylvan Grove. Jennie Ferguson and Scott Mize used to play in a band called Shotgun Solution. This was after the time of Jennie’s all-girl psych/pop band PMS. Doug Hitchcock has played with Matt Kesler in the Midtown Jazz Quartet. Doug has played with Freedie Johnston, and the band Near Death Experience. Matt Kesler also plays in The Pedajets and The Doo Dads.

Lawrence Field Day Fest is one of SHE SAID’s first public appearances.

10:40

7. SHE SAID – “These Are The Days” (LIVE)
[Jennie Ferguson on vocals & guitar, Scott Mize on guitar, Doug Hitchcock on percussion, and Matt Kesler on bass & vocals. New original song from band.]

10:53

8. SHE SAID – “Rain” (LIVE)
[Jennie Ferguson on vocals & guitar, Scott Mize on guitar, Doug Hitchcock on percussion, and Matt Kesler on bass & vocals. New original song from band.]

[SHE SAID play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 8:00 PM at The Granada Theatre Outdoor Stage.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Fally Afani Guest Producer

Today we are celebrating the 6th Annual Lawrence Field Day Fest, July 13,14, and 15, with nearly 100 bands and eight venues. Fally Afani, the Editor, Founder, Reporter, and Photographer of I Heart Local Music, joins us for our entire second hour to play music from artists playing Lawrence Field Day Fest. Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 15 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more. Fally’s work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and television stations across Kansas. She received several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for her online work in journalism. I Heart Local Music is a place for music lovers in Lawrence to gather. It was started out of a deep love and appreciation for the local music scene. More information at: http://www.iheartlocalmusic.com

Fally Afani, thank you for being with us in Wednesday MidDay Medley.

9. Raymond – “Elevator”
from: “Elevator” – Single / Independent / December 12, 2016
[Lyrics: Raymond & Bradly Bones. Produced: Bradly Bones. Raymond is a Singer/songwriter based in Lawrence, KS. Interested in pop, r&b, and experimental hip hop. He is part of Vivid Zebra an experimental electronic & hip hop collective based in Lawrence, KS formed in 2014 soundcloud.com/raymondvividzebra/]

[Vivid Zebra play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Saturday, July 15, 11:30 PM at Jackpot Music Hall for the I Heart Local Music Showcase, with Drugs & Attics, Wendy Moira, Stitch81Classic, and Nancy Boys.]

10. Ricky Roosevelt & Alccalh – “Cameras”
from: Legacy / Independent / November 25, 2016
[Lead single off Ricky Roosevelt and alccalh’s joint album “LEGACY”. All lyrics by Ricky Roosevelt aka Jarred Morris. All production by alccalh aka Alex Calhoun (Younger brother of CJ Calhoun of Cowboy Indian Bear and now Bonzo Madrid.) Mixed and mastered by Danny Bowersox. Lawrence Kansas based alccalh is a music producer and DJ with Vivid Zebra. Ricky Roosevelt is a wordsmith. He is part of the Vivid Zebra collective. He writes that his ”rhymes are a compilation of my conscience and my sub conscience.” More information at http://www.soundcloud.com/rickroses%5D

[Vivid Zebra play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Saturday, July 15, 11:30 PM at Jackpot Music Hall for the I Heart Local Music Showcase, with Drugs & Attics, Wendy Moira, Stitch81Classic, and Nancy Boys.]

11. Wendy Moira – “Punx Don’t Pay” [Radio edit]
from: Punx Don’t Pay – Single / Independent / September 10, 2016
[Punk slop punk trash pop from Lawrence, KS. Recorded & Produced by Eric Johnson for Groundhum Productions.]

[Wendy Moira play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Saturday, July 15, 11:30 PM at Jackpot Music Hall for the I Heart Local Music Showcase, with Drugs & Attics, Vivid Zebra, Stitch81Classic, and Nancy Boys.]

12. Approach – “Of A 1,000”
from: Make-Out With Violence / Datura Records / October 15, 2013
[8th album from Approach is Sean Hunt, a rapper, producer, musician, and DJ from Overland Park, Kansas, who now resides in Lawrence, Kansas, and owns Datura Records. This track was produced by Nate Holt.]

[Approach plays Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday July 14, at 6:55 PM, at the Granada Theatre Outdoor Stage with Jade Archetype, SHE SAID, and The Phantastics]

13. The Phantastics – “Bananas”
from: Closer / Silly Goose Records / December 14, 2013
[Debut EP from 8 member group KC based band formed in December of 2010, that specialize genre-blending hip-hop, mixed with rock, rap, dance, funk, jazz and soul. Members include: Kemet “the Phantom” Coleman on lead vocals, Kim Newsome on vocals, JJ Cantrell on lead guitar & vocals, Danny Florez on electric bass & vocals, Ashley Thompson on drums, DJ Mitchell on saxophone, and Austin Quick on keyboards.]

[The Phantastics play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday July 14, at 9:30 PM, at the Granada Theatre Outdoor Stage with Jade Archetype, SHE SAID, and Approach.]

14. Jade Archetype – “Common Sense”
from: “Common Sense” – Single / Jade Archetype / July 3, 2017
[Jade Archetype is an eclectic 4 piece ensemble hailing from Manhattan, KS. The band was formed on July 8, 2014 by Alexa Sharp on vocals, Cody Brummet on guitar, Michael Anderson on bass, Laurie Shelton on drums. They call their music Space Jazz.]

[Jade Archetype plays Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday July 14, at 9:30 PM, at the Granada Theatre Outdoor Stage with The Phantastics, SHE SAID, and Approach.]

15. Bummer – “Double Stairway To Heaven”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. ]

[Bummer plays Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 9:15 PM at The Bottleneck – High Dive Records Showcase with : Sex Snobs, Dressy Bessy, Arc Flash, and Psychic Heat.]

16. Arc Flash – “Divination”
from: Carbon Copy/ High Dive Records / March 31, 2017
[James Thomblison on guitar and vocals, Mark Osman on drums and percussion. Music by Arc Flash. Mixed by Joel Martin & Arc Flash. Mastered by Mike Nolte. Album art by Tanner Spreer.]

[Arc Flash plays Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 10:00 PM at The Bottleneck – High Dive Records Showcase with : Sex Snobs, Dressy Bessy, Bummer, and Psychic Heat.]

17. Psychic Heat – “In Two”
from: Sunshower / High Dive Records / May 27, 2016
[Psychic Heat was created by Evan Herd & Tanner Spreer. After releasing their EP Lighter and Brighter in 2015 they quickly turned their attention to their first full length Sunshower being released through High Dive Records. Sunshower is Engineered by Ron Miller (Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds) & mixed/mastered by Kliph Scurlock (previously of the Flaming Lips). Psychic Heat is: Steve/Evan Herd on guitar & vocals, Tanner Spreer on guitar & vocals, James Thomblison on bass, and Mark Rockwell on drums.]

[Psychic Heat plays Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 10:00 PM at The Bottleneck – High Dive Records Showcase with: Sex Snobs, Dressy Bessy, Bummer, and Arc Flash.]

18. Vedettes – “Beautiful”
from: Vedettes EP / Vedettes / 2016
[Lawrence based 4-piece band formed in 2015 with Heather Lofflin on lead vocals & guitar; Lizz Weiler on bass, & backup vocals; Ben White on lead guitar & backup vocals; and Dr. J. Metz on drums & percussion. More information at: http://www.vedettes.com]

[Vedettes play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 10:30 PM at Replay Lounge Inside with Vigil & Thieves, Tire Fire, and Gnarly Davidson.]

19. The Bad Ideas – “On The News”
from: Leave Me Alone / The Bad Ideas / June 6, 2015
[Released as a full length recording on cassette. The Bad Ideas is an American punk band from Kansas City, Missouri formed in August 2011. They are influenced by early 80’s punk. Their EP, Worse Thoughts, was recorded on January 22, 2012 and released March, 2012. Their first self-produced full length, Lesson #1 was released March 8, 2013. They released a 7″ split with Red Kate in May 2014. Although their line-up has changed since this recording, original members Break-a-dawn on lead vocals, and Britt Adair on lead guitar are joined by George Magers on drums, and Merry Contrary on bass.]

[The Bad Ideas play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Saturday, July 15, at 4:30 PM at The Greenhouse Culture – All Ages Punk Rock Show with Oxford Company, Boys Home, The Runaway Sons, Four Arm Shiver, The Uncouth, and Iron Guns Kelly.]

20. Toughies – “Stone Cold”
from: Sweet Dream EP/ Independent / March 5, 2016
[All songs written and performed by Toughies. Mixing and mastering: Brad Girard. Trumpet on “Closer to Heaven”: Sam Stephan. 5-piece, Lawrence, band formed in 2015 by, Brad Girard, Joe Gronniger, Caroline Lohrenz and Carl Smith.]

[Toughies play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday, July 13, at Replay Lounge for the Replay Records 7 Friends Showcase with Crystal Rose, La Guerre. AZP, and CS Luxem.]

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

Next week, on July 19, Steve Gardels, drummer of The Philistines and The Uncouth joins us in our second hour as Guest Producer.

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

Wednesday MidDay Medley in on the web:
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http://www.WednesdayMidDayMedley.org,
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Show #690

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Lawrence Field Day Fest

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Music From Lawrence Field Day Fest 2017
+ Fally Afani of I Heart Local Music +
Instant Karma + SHE SAID

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrate the 6th Annual Lawrence Field Day Fest, July 13-15, in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas, featuring near 100 bands at 8 venues with showcases from: Replay Records, I Heart Local Music, High Dive Records, Datura Records, Whatever Forever records, PEB Sounds, and Weepy Vision Productions.

We’ll play music from: The Phantastics, Bummer, Psychic Heat, The Bad Ideas, Toughies, Raymond, Ricky Roosevelt & Alccalh, Wendy Moira, Approach, Arc Flash, Vedettes, Jade Archetype, Nick Siegel, The Dear Misses, Instant Karma, and Dressy Bessy.

At 10:15 members of the band Instant Karma join us to share music from their new EP, Trying to Find My Mind, to be released July 22. Kansas City based, Instant Karma features: Colby Bales on vocals & guitar, Cody Calhoun on guitar, Branden Moser on bass, Zach Harris on drums. Instant Karma play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Thursday July 13, at 8:45 PM at Jackpot Lounge. More information at: http://www.instantkarmakc.com

At 10:35 the new KC based, 4-piece band, SHE SAID, plays live in our 90.1 FM studios. SHE SAID is made up of Jennie Ferguson on vocals & guitar, Scott Mize on guitar, Doug Hitchcock on drums, and Matt Kesler on bass & vocals. SHE SAID play Lawrence Field Day Fest, Friday, July 14, at 8:00 PM at The Granada Theatre Outdoor Stage.

Fally Afani

At 11:00, Fally Afani, the Editor, Founder, Reporter, and Photographer of I Heart Local Music, joins us for the entire hour to play music from artists playing Lawrence Field Day Fest. Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 15 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more. Fally’s work has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and television stations across Kansas. She received several Kansas Association of Broadcasters awards as well as an Edward R. Murrow award for her online work in journalism. I Heart Local Music is a place for music lovers in Lawrence to gather. It was started out of a deep love and appreciation for the local music scene. More information at: http://www.iheartlocalmusic.com

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Show #690

WMM Playlist from July 15, 2015

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at KKFI.org
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Rev Gusto + BUMMER

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

2. Dusty Rust – “Happy Father’s Day”
from: Kansas City Cowboy / Little Class Records / July 14, 2015
[Labeled “Neo Honky Tonk.” 2nd album from Portland, Oregon transplant. Since moving to Kansas City, Dusty Rust has played Middle of The Map Fest, The Westport Roots Festival, multiple live shows, while also writing, recording and mixing, a new full length album. Dusty also hosts the weekly Dusty Rust’s Honky Tonk Jam at The Westport Saloon, each Thursday.

[Dusty Rust plays a CD Release show at The Westport Saloon, Saturday, July 18.]

10:05

3. KVÖL – “Nothing To Say”
from: KVÖL EP / Independent / July 12, 2014
[Debut EP from the experimental goth post-punk band from Reykjavik, Iceland.]

[Kvöl play Records with Merritt, this Saturday, July 18, at 8:00 pm, with estates (from Millwaukee, Wisconsin), Churchkey (from Chicago), and KC’s Jorge Arana Trio, and Redder Moon.]

4. SOAK – “Sea Creatures”
from: Before We Forgot How To Dream / Rough Trade Records / May 29, 2015
[Debut recording from Bridie Monds-Watson, aka SOAK, an Irish singer-songwriter born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1997.]

10:15

5. LaBelle – “You’ve Got A Friend”
from: LaBelle / Warner Bros. / September 8, 1971
[Debut album from the funk/soul trio of: Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, formerly of the four-girl group known as Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles.]

[Patti LaBelle plays at Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts, Friday, July 17.]

6. enebade – “Happy Robots”
from: Enebade – EP / Independent / May 2, 2015
[Enebade is a studio project by Joshua Wiedenfeld and Beckie Trost. Recorded, mixed, and produced by Joshua Wiedenfeld, Beckie Trost, and Joel Nanos. Enebade was founded by Joshua Wiedenfeld. It is a collection of songs written over a span of over 5 years. This is the first installment of a series of EP’s to come. It was made possible through collaboration of many studio artist, and one of the most supportive music scenes in the United States. Special thanks to Joel Nanos (Element Studios) Beckie Trost (Soft Reeds) Adam McGill, Ben Grimes (Soft Reeds) Dave Gaume (Local Natives, Failure.]

7. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear – “Daisy Jane”
from: Skeleton Crew / Glassnote Entertainment Group / May 19, 2015
[Singer songwriter, Madisen Ward graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri in 2007. He plays live and records with his mother, Ruth Ward, who has been playing guitar and singing for over 309 years. The duo both play guitar, with Mama Bear harmonizing with her son. Their debut EP was recorded in Kansas City’s Element Recording by Joel Nanos. Wednesday MidDay Medley was the first radio show to play Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. They have played live on our show in 2013 and 2014, and were featured in 90.1 FM’s Tribute to Pete Seeger at Unity Temple, and The Crossroads Music Fest. They played the Americana Music Fest in Nashville, in the fall of 2014, where the national music press fell in love with their music. They were signed to Glassnote Records and after spending several months recording their new album in Nashville, they made their network television debut, Feb. 11, 2015 on The Late Show With David Letterman. They have embarked on huge tours, both in Europe and accross the United States. They played Bonaroo where they met Robert Plant. At one point during their tour the opened for the Pixies.]

[Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear will do a “Meet and Greet” at the Barnes & Noble in Independence, tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, at 7:00 pm. Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear play The Midland Theatre, August 20, with Luluc.]

10:30 – Underwriting

10:32 – Interview with members of Rev Gusto: Shaun Crowley and Quinn Hernandez

8. Rev Gusto – “Shoot The Messenger”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 28, 2015
[1st single from debut full length album, to be released on vinyl. Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums.]

[Rev Gusto play the Replay Lounge, in Lawrence, Fri, July 17 w/ Other Colors, & CS Luxem]
[Rev Gusto play Harlings Saturday, July 25 with Toughies, and Dream Girl]
[Rev Gusto play Mills Record Co. Aug 15, with Scruffy & The Janitors]

10:35

Rev Gusto, is a Kansas City based, 5-piece garage pop band made up of: Jerry Frederick on vocals & guitar, Shaun Crowley on guitar & trumpet, Sam Frederick on bass and vocals, Peter Beatty on guitar & keyboard, and Quinn Hernandez on drums. Their songs are written by lead singer Jerry Frederick who studied songwriting techniques in England with the Kinks’ Ray Davies. In May 2014 the band was signed to High Dive Records. Their debut full length release, “Burnt Out Friends” was recorded at Element Recording with Joel Nanos, and will be released, July 28, 2015.

Shaun Crowley and Quinn Hernandez joined us to talk.The band has been making music for 5 years now. Last week they hosted a house concert / festival at the Shawnee Manor where all of the band have lived together. Manor Fest featured 12 bands.

Rev Gusto have opened and shared the stage with: Matt & Kim, The Mowgli’s, and The Colourists. Rev Gusto played Sony and Midcoast Takeover showcases at SXSW in 2014.

Jerry Frederick graduated from St. James Academy in Lenexa in 2010, started Rev Gusto in 2010 with brother, Sam, who plays bass, and drummer Quinn Hernandez, a fellow St. James alum. The band regrouped in early 2012, with a different lineup. They added two more St. James alums: Shaun Crowley and Peter Beatty, who play guitar, keyboards and the occasional trumpet.

On the band’s name, Rev Gusto Jerry Frederick explained in an interview, “I used to know a priest who used to encourage people to sing with ‘reverent gusto.’ Eventually it got shortened to ‘rev,’”

The band released a self-titled EP in November 2012

In April of 2014 Rev Gusto put out their first physical release, a 7’ inch single, as part of The Too Much Rock Single Series.

Too Much Rock is a music blog site created by Sid Sowder in 1997, as a place where he could document his life as it relates to music. Sid posts his photos and videos and comments of the live music shows he attends. The site is not created as a for profit venture.

The Too Much Rock Single Series is a collection of 45 RPM singles that marry great songs with great bands all for the love of vinyl. Each old-school two-song single features one unique song pared with one cover chosen by Too Much Rock. 500 limited edition copies are pressed and given to the band, to sell as merchandise at shows and at local record stores.

Rev Gusto were nominated for a 2014 Pitch Music Award for Best Pop/Rock Band

In 2014 Rev Gusto was signed to High Dive Records, the label of: Ghosty, The ACB’s, Fourth of July, Shy Boys, The Gog, Arc Flash, Bummer, and others.

10:43

9. Rev Gusto – “Surf City – Mind In A Cage”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 28, 2015
[Debut full length album, released on vinyl. Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums.]

Full disclosure. Mark first met Rev Gusto at the Youth Volunteer Corps 4th Annual KC Metro Youth Battle of the Bands on March 27, 2010. Jerry, Sam and Quinn were in the band with, at that time, Mitch Hecht and Taylor Mc Henry. All of the members of Rev Gusto were in high school at the time. There were 13 bands in the competition. Mark was a judge with Skid Roadie from the 101 The Fox. Rev Gusto won first place! Mark invited Rev Gusto to opportunity to play on the radio. The band came on as guests of Wednesday MidDay Medley later that summer and played live on the show.

There have been a lot of comparisons of Rev Gusto’s sound to that of the sounds of mid to late sixties British invasion bands, including The Kinks. In a Sept. 4, 2013 Interview for Ink KC, Jerry Frederick told music writer Tim Finn, “Ray Davies does this songwriting class every couple of years over in England,” he said “He picks 12 people from all over the world, and for two weeks he teaches you about songwriting. I’m a big Kinks fan, so I entered some of my songs and got accepted.” “He was really encouraging,” Frederick said. “He said he really liked my songs and told me to keep working at it. So I was like, ‘OK, if you say so, Ray Davies.’”

Jerry Frederick also told music writer Tim Finn, “Instead of going out on weekends, I like to sit in my room and listen to all kinds of music,” he said. “I really like that era of music, sunshine pop and old soul.” He was also influenced, he said, by a grandmother who wrote musicals, performed on Broadway and toured Europe. “She loved Cole Porter, so I heard a lot of that growing up, too,” he said.

Rev Gusto play Replay Lounge, in Lawrence, Fri, July 17 w/ Other Colors, & CS Luxem

Rev Gusto plays Harlings Saturday, July 25 with Toughies, and Dream Girl

Rev Gusto play Mills Record Co. Aug 15, with Scruffy & The Janitors

10:57

10. Rev Gusto – “Suburb of Hoboken”
from: Burnt Out Friends / High Dive Records / July 28, 2015
[Debut full length album, released on vinyl. Jerry Frederick on Vocals & Guitar, Sam Frederick on bass, Shaun Crowley on lead guitar and keys; Peter Beatty on guitar & back-up vocals; Quinn Hernandez on drums.]

11:00 – Station ID

11. Jamaican Queens – “You Can Fall in Love With Anyone”
from: Downers / Magic Death Sounds / June 17, 2015
[2nd full length release from Detroit trop-goth, 4-piece band signed to Philadelphia label. The band includes: Ryan Clancy, Adam Pressley, Ryan Spencer, Charles Trees, currently on a big US Tour thru July & August.]

[Jamaican Queens play FOKL, 556 Central, KCK, Sat, July 18, with Organized Crimes and Rhunes.]

12. Horace GRANT – “Creeps Pretending Not To Be Creeps”
from: Only Our Cats Would Notice / Independent / July 8, 2015
[Chicago based duo. LB on drums & voice, GIB on guitar, bass, and voice. LB Briggs is also a visual artist amazing zines have been gathered into 2 compilations: It’s Alright: A Truckstop Anthology, Volume 1 and 2. available on AMAZON. More info at http://Horacegrant.bandcamp.com%5D

[Horace Grant play FOKL, 556 Central, KCK, Friday, July 17, at 9:00 pm, with Nervosas, Polish Gifts, The Nature Boys, and Red Kate.]

13. Polish Gifts – “we can’t stand still”
from: there is nothing good left to steal / Independent / July 8, 2015
[The Chicago 3-piece band’s 2nd album, originally released on cassette two years ago, now available for digital download.]

[Polish Gifts play FOKL, 556 Central, KCK, Friday, July 17, at 9:00 pm, with Nervosas, Horace Grant, The Nature Boys, and Red Kate.]

14. Be / Non – “A Mountain of Yeses”
from: A Mountain of Yeses / Unipegadong / 2009
[Released on vinyl May 15. Features Brodie Rush – VOX, GUITAR, SYNTH, Ben Ruth – BASS, VOX, SYNTH, Jeremiah James – GUITAR, VOX, PERCUSSION, SYNTH, Ryan Shank – DRUMS, IPOD, SEX APPEAL, “yeahs” and “bom-bom-boms” ]

[Be/Non plays The late Show at Daveys Uptown Rambler’s Club, Saturday, July 18, with The Lucky Graves, and Bone Spur, for The Pit M.O.S.H. Benefit.]

[Be/Non also plays the Haymaker Records, Summer Showcase Party, Friday, July 24, at 9:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Riala, HMPH, Schwervon!, and Jorge Arana Trio.]

11:15

15. Bummer – “Dude Baby”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band.]

[Bummer plays a series of record release shows Thursday, July 16, at recordBar, w/ Sharp Weapons; Sat, July 18, Love Garden, in Lawrence, w/ Gnarly Davidson; and Aug 8 at Mills Record Company.]

11:18 – Interview with Matt Perrin, Mike Gustafson, and Sam Hutchinson of Bummer

Bummer on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Bummer on Wednesday MidDay Medley

Bummer is a 3-piece band is made up of: Matt Perrin on vocals & guitar; Mike Gustafson on bass; and Sam Hutchinson on drums. The band is based in Kansas City and members grew up in Olathe, KS. Bummer likes loud rock n’ roll music and that is how they play. Formed in July 2012, Bummer has previously released two EP’s: “Young Ben Franklin” and “Milk.” Their new release, “Spank” was recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. “Spank” is being released digitally and on cassette, and also 10″ vinyl from High Dive Records.

Bummer plays a series of record release shows: Thursday, July 16, at recordBar, with Sharp Weapons. Saturday, July 18, Love Garden, in Lawrence, with Gnarly Davidson, and
August 8 at Mills Record Company w/ CHASM. Bummer also plays The Riot Room, July 24, with Coliseum, and Valkyrie.

Bummer’s influences are in hard rock. Heavy. Raw.

We like to keep it primitive,” guitarist/singer Matt Perrin told The Pitch. “It’s all 4/4 (time), sometimes 3/4, maybe some 7/4. But it’s all boneheaded.”

“Spank” was recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band.

Jeff McCoy signed the band to High Dive Records

“Spank” is being released digitally and on cassette, and 10″ vinyl from High Dive Records.

Bummer has had a couple years, releasing two EPs, In 2014 the band opened for Yuck at The Riot Room, recorded their own version of Gary Numan’s “Cars” playing Middle of The Map Fest and The Center of The City Fest, playing Record Store Day at Mills Record Company, as well as in stores and touring.

Origins of Bummer: The trio of Perrin, bassist Mike Gustafson and drummer Thomas Williams first came together under the name Vestibule. When Williams left the band in summer 2012, Gustafson and Perrin found another drummer, Sam Hunter, and changed the band’s name to Bummer. In April, they released “Young Ben Franklin,” a three-song EP. In July, Hunter left the band and Williams rejoined it. In October, 2012 they released “Milk,” a four-song EP. These were only averrable on digital download. In 2014 the released Milk EP on CD.

Members of Bummer told Tim Finn in an Ink Magazine article from February 18, 2014, about their influences. Mike Gustafson, 21, likes Queens of the Stone Age. “I love stuff that’s heavy & dark,” he said. “I like pop-song structures, stuff that gets stuck in your head. But it has to be heavy.” Matt Perrin, 19, admits he had a Nirvana/Kurt Cobain dependency as a young teen but has since moved on to bands like the Melvins, Unsane, Young Widows and Pissed Jeans. “Those were all turning points,” he said. “It’s all really raw, aggressive stuff.”

11:28

16. Bummer – “Dorm Water”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. ]

Bummer plays a series of record release shows:
Thursday, July 16, at recordBar, with Sharp Weapons.
Saturday, July 18, Love Garden, in Lawrence, with Gnarls Davidson, and
August 8, at Mills Record Company w/ CHASM.

Bummer also plays The Riot Room, July 24, with Coliseum, and Valkyrie.

More info at https://bummerkc.bandcamp.com

11:40

17. Bummer – “Double Stairway to Heaven”
from: Spank / High Dive Records / July 14, 2015
[Neanderthal music from Olathe Kansas. Bummer is Matt Perrin, vocals and guitar, Mike Gustafson bass and Sam Hutchinson, drums. Recorded at Westend Recording Studios by Justin Mantooth, who also mixed and co-produced the recordings with the band. ]

11:43 – Underwriting

11:45

18. estates – “Looking”
from: It’s Great to Be Alone / Flannel Gurl Records / May 26, 2015
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin trio, formed in 2012, with Mike Carini on guitar & voice, Charlie Markowiak on bass & voice, and Matt Tomashek on drums/ & voice.]

[estates play Records with Merritt, this Saturday, July 18, at 8:00 pm, with Kvöl (from Iceland), Churchkey (from Chicago), and KC’s Jorge Arana Trio, and Redder Moon.]

19. Shiner – “Sleep It Off”
from: Lula Divinia / Castle Face / March 11, 1997 / Reissued by Desoto in 2001
[The group formed in 1992, and quickly found wide exposure, releasing a vinyl EP in 1993 and touring with acts such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Chore, Jawbox, Season to Risk, The Jesus Lizard, and Girls Against Boys. The group released their first LP, Splay (recorded at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio) in 1996, and a second album, Lula Divinia the next year. Sub Pop took notice, and released a 7″ single of the group’s songs “Sleep it Off” and “Half Empty”. Following this the band toured with Hum in 1998. A third full-length, Starless, was released on a label run by members of Descendents, Owned and Operated, in 2000. A fourth LP, The Egg, would follow before the group broke up in 2002. This was recorded and produced at Matt Talbott’s recording studio, Great Western Record Recorders in Tolono IL. Allen Epley is in The Life and Times.]

[Shiner’s 3rd studio album, Starless, from 2000, is now available on vinyl. Shiner is on a 4-city tour playong Austin, Texas, tonight, recordBar, Friday, July 17 with The String & Return, and then on to Minneapolis and Chicago.]

10:56

20. Christian Hankel – “Sun Up Sun Down”
from: Silver: Music From The Noir Ballet / July 17, 2015 / Money Wolf Music
[Shay Estes on vocals, Desmond Mason on keys, Johnny Hamil on upright bass, Timm Gillespie on tenor sax, Rich Wheeler on tenor sax, Brenna Hayes on bari sax, Kyle Dahlquist on trombone, Jerod Rivers on drums and percussion. Additional keys from Richard Walker, and additional drums from Terre Norton. Written and arranged by Christian Hankel. Produced by Christian Hankel and Jerod Rivers. Engineered and mixed by Jerod Rivers at Sangha Studios, KCMO, Mastered by Patrick Meagher at Fuzz Bomb, KCMO.]

[“Silver: A Noir Ballet,” features an 8-piece jazz ensemble playing 11 original compositions, with score and libretto by Christian Hankel, directed by Tara Varney, with choreography by Evan Lovelace, July 17 through 25, at the H&R Bloch City Stage in Union Station, as part of the 2015 KC Fringe Fest. More info at: http://www.silveranoirballet.com or http://www.kcfringe.org]

11:59:30

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

Next week on July 22, Brenton Cook joins us to share music and information about Haymaker Records, Summer Showcase Party, Friday, July 24, at 9:00 pm, at recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd. with Riala, HMPH, Be/Non, Schwervon!, and Jorge Arana Trio, We’ll also welcome the band The Matchsellers, who will play live in our studios. Plus our friend Jamie Rich joins us to talk about a film showing at The Tivoli Theatre.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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