Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Outer Reaches Fest with Dedric Moore, Brenton Cook, Mark Ronning, Nathan Reusch, Krysztof Nemeth + She Breathes Fire with Jennifer Owen & Stacy Busch + Marty Bush
Mark features music from all of the acts of Outer Reaches Fest. We’ll spin tracks from: Bombino, The Philistines, Saving Miles Lemon, Teri Quinn (with Monta), Sweeping Promises, Keo & Them, Static Phantoms, Alyssa Murray, Summer Like the Season, Wrker, Agrekulture, and Bobcat Attack. We’ll also play Stacy Busch, and the new single from Emmaline Twist!
At 10:05 Jennifer Owen of Owen/Cox Dance Group & Stacy Busch of No Divide KC share details about the world premiere of SHE BREATHES FIRE, at City Stage Theatre, Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd. KCMO, Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7 at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, October 8, at 2:00 PM. SHE BREATHES FIRE is choreographed by Jennifer Owen to original music by composer Stacy Busch. SHE BREATHES FIRE offers its own folkloric tale seen through the eyes of women. The work features six dancers: Emara Neymour Jackson, Mia Steedle, Samuel McReynolds, Laura Wallner, Henry Steele, & Marian Faustino. The music is performed live by seven vocalists: Katelyn Baron, Adee Darcy, Kelley Gant, Erin Keller, Sarah Rosales, Emily Stott, & Sam Wells. More info at: www.owencoxdance.org
At 10:20 Krysztof Nemeth & Dedric Moore join us to talk about their band Static Phantoms and their new single “Deleria” to be released October 6, 2023, through The Record Machine. With “Deleria”, the band again explores the collision between 80’s new wave & modern electronica. Along with playing baritone guitar & bringing lead vocals for Static Phantoms, Krysztof Nemeth also plays baritone guitar for synthwave band Monta, and plays baritone guitar for Impossible Objects, and for the 5-piece, darkwave band Emmaline Twist. Krysztof will share the new single from Emmaline Twist.
At 10:35 Brenton Cook, Mark Ronning, & Nathan Reusch share details about Outer Reaches Fest, on Friday, October 13 & Saturday, October 14 at recordBar, 1520 Grand Blvd. KCMO, featuring “out there” regional acts, as well as national & international touring acts pushing boundaries in their respective genre. Friday headliner is Omara “Bombino” Moctar a Tuareg singer-songwriter and guitarist from Niger, with KC psychedelic bands: The Philistines, Saving Miles Lemon, and multi-instrumentalist Teri Quinn. XO Blackwater will provide the video projection & visuals. Saturday will have two-stages. The Les BonsBons Electrique stage features Lawrence, new wave duo, Sweeping Promises, Wichita’s neo soul group, Keo & Them, KC’s Static Phantoms, and Alyssa Murray. KC Synthesizer Collective Stage features headliner, bizarro-pop group, Summer Like the Season, from Detroit, along with KC acts: Wrker, Agrekulture, and Bobcat Attack. More info at: www.outerreachesfest.com.
At 11:30 Mark talks with Marty Bush about his new studio album, “Cowboy Chords” to be released October 13, 2023. Hailing from the plains of eastern Kansas, Marty Bush is a torchbearer of the American songwriting tradition. His influences include Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, & Kris Kristofferson. While his 2022 solo debut “The Long Way Home” established him as a devout follower of the country & western songwriting tradition, his follow-up LP “Cowboy Chords” takes a bold step forward in establishing his voice as both a songwriter and performer. Serving as producer & engineer, Bush plays every instrument on the album with the exception of pedal steel, performed by Devon Teran of the KC band Timbers. Bush played over 250 shows in 2022. He continued into 2023, testing material in dives, honky-tonks, and juke-joints all over the US. More info at: www.marty-bush.com