WMM presents: Julia Othmer + Malek Azrael + Red Kate + Peregrine Honig

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, November 15, 2023

WMM presents: Julia Othmer + Malek Azrael + Red Kate + Peregrine Honig

Mark spins more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Kadesh Flow, Red Kate, Julia Othmer, Malek Azrael & The Vibez, Mike Dillon and Punkadelic, Koney, Waxahatchee, Snail Mail, and Allison Russell.

At 10:15 Julia Othmer joins us to share her new single, “Open Wide” that premiered in late October when Julia played in Kansas City Repertory Theatre‘s GHOST LIGHT: A Haunted Night of Songs & Stories in Roanoke Park. In 2021, Julia Othmer released her 4th album, SEEDS VOLUME 2, and in 2020 Julia released SEEDS VOLUME 1, both from live recordings from her “Songs of September Project”, where she covered songs of protest & hope, to inspire people to vote. Julia Othmer released SOUND on April 12, 2019, her second album, that took 3 years to complete, and was produced with James Lundie, who also married Julia in January of 2016. Julia Othmer, is a graduate of Park Hill High School. Julia moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to record her 1st album, OASIS MOTEL. Julia Othmer plays The Ship, 1221 Union St. WEST BOTTOMS, KCMO, Thursday, November 16, with Teri Quinn. More info at: www.juliaothmer.com

At 10:30 Malek Azrael returns to WMM to talk about his show at Greenwood Social Hall. Malek Azrael grew up in Kansas City. He worked for Boys Grow, and with touring bands. Malek Azrael was part of Making Movies non-profit organization Art As Mentorship, and sometimes plays with Making Movies. Makek Azrael released his 10-track debut album on October 15, 2021. Malek Azrael released the single “22” on January 13, 2023, and the newest single, “Anxiety” on April 30, 2023. Malek is the lead singer and songwriter of his band, Malek & The Vibez with Josh Luke on drums, Jack Roberts on bass, and Calvin Haverkamp on guitar. Malek played the Ameri-Kana Fest, KKFI’s Crossroads Music Fest, and Boulevardia Festival at Crown Center. Malek Azrael & The Vibez play Live at The Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Ave. KCMO, on Saturday, November 18 with special guest Mike Dillon. More info at: www.mavband.us

At 11:00 Shawn Saving of “Kansas City’s no-bullshit, class-conscious punk rock and rollers, Red Kate” joins us to share music and information about the band’s third LP, EXIT STRATEGY. Addressing issues as varied as American exceptionalism (“Home of the Slave”), anti-intellectualism (“Don’t Think Too Much”), provincial conservatism (“Escape Room”), and technological dehumanization (“Lost Connection”), Exit Strategy holds a mirror up to our self-absorbed, narcissistic society, a society so easily manipulated and exploited through tribalism and fear that it makes one doubt that progress is actually possible (“No Solution”). Red Kate plays miniBar, 3810 Broadway, KCMO on Wednesday, November 22 with The Uncouth and the return of KC hardcore legends, Second Chance. Red Kate plays Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS on Friday, December 1, 2023, with special guests Jackoffs and Sarkatha. More info at: black-site.org/red-kate and redkate.bandcamp.com 

At 11:30 Artist Peregrine Honig joins us to discuss her new show “Player,” opening Friday, November 17, at 6:30 PM at Studios INC, 1708 Campbell, KCMO. AND at the same time her show UNDERSTUDIES with small works opens at Blue Gallery, 118 Southwest Blvd, KCMO, November 17, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The exhibition runs thru December 30, 2023. There will be an AFTER PARTY at The Ship, 1221 Union St. WEST BOTTOMS, KCMO. Peregrine Honig was born in San Francisco, and moved to Kansas City, at 17 to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. At age 22, Honig was the youngest living artist to have work acquired by the Whitney Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Peregrine appeared on season one of Bravo’s artist reality television show, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, which aired in the summer of 2010. She owns a lingerie and swimwear boutique, Birdies, which opened in 2003, in the Crossroads. In 2017 Peregrine began managing the Greenwood Social Hall where she has presented concerts from Calvin Arsenia, Krystle Warren, Bach Aria Soloists, and this week’s concert with Malek Azrael & The Vibez. More info at www.peregrinehonig.com

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