WMM with Kian Byrne + Redder Moon + pure xtc + Stacy Busch

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Kian Byrne + Redder Moon + pure xtc + Stacy Busch

Mark plays New & MidCoastal Releases from: Monta At Odds, pure xtc, Kadesh Flow, Redder Moon, Lava Dreams, Kian Byrne, Stacy Busch, Sunshine Lombre, Vince Staples, and Moon vs. Sun.

At 10:15 Composer & Performing Artist Stacy Busch shares details about the 2nd Annual Queer Narratives Festival, August 2-7 2021 at The Black Box 1060 Union Ave, West Bottoms, KCMO, with workshops, talk backs, & open mics. We’ll also talk with Stacy about her recent production “When/Time,” presented in Charlotte Street Foundation‘s Black Box Theater, 3333 Wyoming St. KCMO, on June 25 & 26, 2021. Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. This project, intended for 2020, was delayed due to the pandemic. Stacy will share details about the future of “When/Time,” which includes touring to health centers, behavioral health/addiction centers, and schools. Info at: www.nodividekc.org

At 10:30 Mark talks with KC based dark pop artist, Taylor Hughes about her music project, pure xtc and her debut single “Ghost” released July 9. 2021. The idea of pure xtc was formed during an extremely isolating time for multi-instrumentalist, Hughes. Living truly on her own for the first time, she moved to the NYC metro in 2019. Time was spent crying on subways, climbing new rooftops, meeting new people, avoiding new people, feeling extremely fulfilled to feeling like a hollow empty shell. “Ghost” was produced and mixed by Walter Kazmier of Silk City Grooves Studio and mastered by Mike Piacentini of Sony Entertainment’s Battery studios. More information at: www.purextcmusic.com

At 11:00 Mark talks with Jeremiah James Gonzales & Jill McKeever of Redder Moon. The band began as one of Gonzales’ many music projects, although more electronic than his other work with Knife Crime, Be/Non, Rhunes, Elevator Division, Umberto. Brody Lowe moved to KC from Portland, and met Jeremiah in 2019. Just as Gonzales and Lowe began collaborating on new material, Jill McKeever joined as a vocalist/lyricist during 2020. A violinist in her early projects led her to a degree in Electronic Art where she explored video & music recording. McKeever’s perfume brand, For Strange Women induced a 13-year detour from music before she found her way back during the quiet of quarantine. Their first EP, LAND OF THE BLIND, was released June 13, 2021, to be followed by an album, HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE, to be released on digital & vinyl in October 2021. Redder Moon launched an indiegogo campaign to fund production: www.indiegogo.com/projects/redder-moon-the-album-and-ep-are-almost-ready#/

At 11:30 we talk with Kian Bryne about his latest singles and video. Kian Byrne is a Kansas City based multi-instrumentalist. He plays drums in The Elders, and drums for Hi-Lüx, and bass for The New Riddim, and for YUM. Kian joins us to share details about his recent solo single releases “You + Me” released June 16, “It’s Yours Til The End,” released May 7, and “Your Love,” released April 9, 2021. Kian Byrne released the 12-track solo album MORNING GLOW on December 4, 2020. Kian’s earlier solo EP, “Up & Down” was part of WMM’s 118 Best Recordings of 2018. Info at: www.kianbyrnemusic.com

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