WMM w/ Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pulliam + Mike Alexander + MG Salazar & Ignacio Carvajal

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pulliam + Mike Alexander + MG Salazar & Ignacio Carvajal

Mark plays more New & MidCoastal Releases from: namelessnumberheadman, In The Pines, Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pulliam, Hipshot Killer, Lava Dreams, The Roseline, Margo May, Camp Clover, Sisterbot, Elexa Dawson, and CompanyNoCompany.

At 10:30 Flare Tha Rebel & Bob Pulliam share tracks from their EP, THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE HASHTAGGED, released July 9, 2021. Inspired by Gil Scott-Heron’s 1971 single, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, Lyricist Flare Tha Rebel and beat producer Bob Pulliam take on a slew of social issues on their 4-track EP release: police brutality on “P.O.P. Off”, quotes from revolutionaries and civil right activities on “Different Ships,” and the United States tragic apathy towards gun violence for the track “Child’s Play” featuring Bob’s dad, KC Jazz musician and teacher Joe Miquelon. As part of Flare Tha Rebel’s, Art to Empower initiative, merchandise was designed by muralist Sike Style to raise funds and awareness for BLOC (Brothers Liberating our Communities). Info at: www.flaretharebel.com

At 11:00 Mark talks with Mike Alexander of Hipshot Killer about his band’s new 7-track EP, GUNS AND GAS, released July 23, 2021. Hipshot Killer describe their sound as “a loud, three piece, power punk band from KCMO.” With Mike Alexander and lead vocals and lead guitar, Chris Wagner on bass and backing vocals, and for this recording Adam Phillis on drums. Mike Alexander played with Adam in the legendary KC band The Architects. Mike Alexander also plays the John Velge and The Prodigal Sons, and The Starhaven Rounders. More info at: www.hipshotkiller.com

At 11:30 MG Salazar & Ignacio Carvajal share details about
La Resistencia Press and Ignacio Carvajal’s new chapbook, Allow: A Litany Outdoor, that will have a Book Release, Saturday, August 14, at 4:30 PM at InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Newton St., Overland Park, Kansas. MG Salazar is a poet, writer, performer, curator/business owner, chef, civil rights activist. MG’s book, Little Bits of Flesh was published by La Resistencia in 2019; her book, Striking the Black Snake: Poems from Standing Rock, was published by 39 West Press in 2017; and MG’s debut book, If You See My Ghosts Like I Do, was published by Spartan Press in 2016. Ignacio Carvajal is the author of Plegarias, winner of the Poetic Bridges contest by Casa Cultural de las Américas and the University of Houston in 2019. He has a Ph.D. in Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures, with a portfolio in Native American and Indigenous Studies, from the University of Texas at Austin. He also obtained a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies with highest distinction from the University of Kansas and a A.A. in Liberal Arts, with honors, from Johnson County Community College. He is an assistant professor of literature and language at the University of Kansas. More info at: www.laresistenciapress.com

Flare Tha Rebel photographs by Selina Rios

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