Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
WMM presents Lisa Mckenzie & 2023 Farm School KC Youth Music Fest + Supermassive Black Holes + Nathan Reusch & 20 Years of The Record Machine
Mark features more New & MidCoastal Releases from: Novella Olive, Friendly Thieves, Calvin Arsenia, Bad Alaskan, Cheery, Supermassive Black Holes, Black Light Animals, Monta, Soultru, The Noise FM, Brittany Howard, Talking Heads, Geese, Nellie McKay, Heavy MakeUp, and Sufjan Stevens.
At 10:30, musician & educator Lisa Mckenzie shares details about the 1st Annual Farm School KC Youth Music Fest, Saturday, October 25, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 5901 NW Waukomis Drive, KCMO. The Fest features youth bands and dance troupes from all over the greater Kansas City area including VanBros, Rottweiler Chicken, The Shrimps, RHO, Novella Olive, Axe Capeira KC, The Schoolhouse Rock Band, Traditional Music Society, and Sounds of Africa. Farm School KC is a Montessori Middle & High School program where students learn the power of self to contribute to their community, while developing global responsibility, leadership, empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to question and challenge, on a 10-acre campus with a fully functioning farm, run by the students. Info: wwwfarmschoolkc.org
At 11:00 AM musician & songwriter Chad Brothers and members of the band, Supermassive Black Holes talk about their new studio album, “Stop Safely Now,” to be released on Friday, October 27, 2023. Formed in 2010 during the legendary Monday jam nights at Crosstown Station, Supermassive Black Holes are: Alexis Barclay on bass guitar & vocals; John Johnson on electric & acoustic guitar, synthesizer, kazoo & vocals; Matt Davis on drums, piano & vocals; and Chad Brothers on electric & acoustic guitar & vocals. Supermassive Black Holes play an Album Release Party “Acoustic” Show at Mike Kelly’s Westsider, 1515 Westport Rd. KCMO on Thursday, October 26, 2023. // Supermassive Black Holes play an Album Release Party Electric Show at Lucia, 1016 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS. on Friday, November 10, 2023. // Supermassive Black Holes play a New Year’s Eve Eve Show at OurHouseKC, 1815 West 39th St., KCMO, on Saturday, December 30, 2023. More info at: www.smbhkc.com
At 11:30, Mark talks with Nathan Reusch, co-founder of The Record Machine a pioneering independent record label that has been making waves in the industry for over 20 years. Originally focused on promoting local talent, the label quickly expanded its reach and began releasing music from artists across the United States. In addition to producing exceptional music, The Record Machine also organizes events in its own backyard. Nathan will share information about 20 Years of The Record Machine featuring The Noice FM, Monta, Black Light Animals Soultru and Pala Zolo, on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd. KCMO. More info at: www.therecordmachine.co