Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
New & MidCoastal Releases + Giants Chair + Fally Afani & RAICES Benefit
Mark spins New & MidCoastal Releases from: Making Movies, Maria The Mexican, Ivy Roots, Kyrystal., NuBlvckCity, Calvin Arsenia, Giant’s Chair, Berwanger, The Philistines, Slights, Short Round Stringband, The Creighton Organization, Florist, Ada Lea, Jay Som, Mavis Staples, and Cate Le Bon.
At 11:00 members of the midwestern post hardcore/emo trio, Giant’s Chair join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios. Giant’s Chair is Scott Hobart on lead vocals & guitar, Byron Collum on bass, and Paul Ackerman on drums. Scott and Byron met at the KC Art Institute in 1989. After college they moved to Collum’s hometown of Green Bay, and formed Giant’s Chair in 1993. The band moved back to Kansas City became part of the burgeoning, mid-90’s KC rock scene, sharing bills with Germbox, Season To Risk, Molly McGuire and Shiner. Shiner even named one of their songs after the band. After being signed to Caulfield Records out of Lincoln NE. on the strength of their debut 7″ single, Giant’s Chair recorded two full-length albums and toured the U.S. twice. Giant’s Chair ended in 1997 but have recently released their third studio album, Prefabylon on July 4, 2019. Giant’s Chair play Revolution Records, 1830 Locust St, with Truth Cult (DC), and Devil’s Den, on Friday, August 9, at 8:00 PM presented by Shuttlecock Magazine Music & Kansas City Hardcore.
At 11:30 Fally Afani, founder and editor of I Heart Local Music, joins us to share details about A Fundraiser For RAICES on Friday, August 16, at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS with Making Movies, Maria The Mexican, and Mr. & Mrs. Dodge (Arthur Dodge and Meghan Heriford). RAICES is a nonprofit agency that provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees. Ticket sales will go towards providing legal aid via the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. I Heart Local Music believes in equality and human rights, and is therefore appalled at the treatment of immigrants in the concentration camps at the border. More information at: www.iheartlocalmusic.com