MIND THE GAP :: Club Night!

Mind The Gap – Club Night
Dec. 20th, 2014
3810 Broadway
KC MO  64111
4 DJ’s
10pm start
J Zed :: Downstairs
DJ Avant Garde :: Upstairs
DJ Bobby Bohn :: Downstairs
DJ the DJ (Duane Lutje) :: Upstairs

Wednesday Midday Medley 10th Anniversary! – Dolls On Fire // The Philistines // The Pedaljets

Wednesday Midday Medley – 10th Anniversary Party!

Mark Manning – Host Extraordinaire!
Friday, December 12th, 2014
9pm to 1am
Daveys Uptown Ramblers Club
3402 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
9:00 - The Pedaljets
10:30 – Dolls on Fire – LP Release Party  “Ladies and Gentlemen”
12:00 – The Philistines

Wednesday MidDay Medley – Ten to Noon on 90.1 FM KKFI – streams LIVE at kkfi.org.

This 2-hour program is produced & hosted by Mark Manning. The show plays with themes, questions, special events and features New & Local Releases, glam, indie, punk, funk, folk, classic country, jazz, electronic, and live in-studio performances from area bands, performers and writers.
Here’s a little of what people have been saying:
Tim Finn, Music Writer for The Kansas City Star and Ink, wrote that Wednesday MidDay Medley was the “Best Place To Hear Local Music On The Radio: The place to listen to new local music and often hear performers talk about it.” (December 4, 2013)


PEdaljets album

In June 2013, the story was tentatively about some wilfully obscure 80s underground act returning out of the black with brand new songs. Then the story changed. The Pedaljets have returned with a remarkable album, a real album, with variations on a theme—sometimes Heaven and Hell, other times Past and Present, then Love lost and Loneliness, all broken up, broken and back together again. It’s a kind of gunpowder—jagged punk occasionally shaded with delicate vocals, the variable sparseness of a dark, dank garage, and then the unexpected vicissitudes of guts, glory, and a romantic forgetfulness that’s been mixed up like saltpeter, charcoal, and sulfur. Basic chemistry.
Here’s a little of what people have been saying:  
“This cruel unjust world will likely never give this band their deserved appreciation. The romantic in me would like to think The Pedaljets don’t give a fuck. 9 out of 10.” Earbuddy
“Salvoes of high-powered melodic punk, laced with Beatles harmonies…prove affirmative and energizing with hard-won wisdom at the core.” Uncut, 8 out of 10
Vocally-driven, high-energy synth rock from the heartland
Sure, we’re spinning feisty metaphoric odes on life, love, friends, enemies, even mythical beasts, but that’s just the icing on this brand of high-energy, vocally-driven synth pop we call our own. The hooks and harmonies are free of charge.
Here’s a little of what people have been saying:
“… characteristic pop genius with deconstructive melodic sensibilities.”
“… deliciously catchy pop songs that are just off-kilter enough to make you uncomfortable, but with big enough hooks to drag you along for the ride.”
-Wildy’s World, December 2012-


Philistines logoTHE PHILISTINES

Interstellar psychedelic rock ‘n roll from Kansas City.
The Philistines combine an array of musical styles, influences, and abilities, with members handpicked from various factions of the KC music scene by songwriter Cody Wyoming. The result: an undeniably high caliber of moody, provocative, psychedelic, bombastic sounds.
Led by the ferocious vocals and unbridled stage presence of Kimberely Queen, Wyoming and Rod Peal send out a barrage of spaced-out, razor sharp guitars, backed by the pummeling rhythmic onslaught of drummer Steve Gardels and bassist Michelle Bacon, all tied together by the melodic tapestries of Josh Mobley’s keyboards.
Here’s a little of what people have been saying:
“The Philistines came together with a simple agenda: Hang out together while cultivating the best possible live show. Mission accomplished, on both counts. Chalk it up to professional respect riding a particular high, sure. But sometimes musicians just fall in love. And sometimes you can hear it.”
–Natalie Gallagher, The Pitch / September 2, 2014

90.1FM Presents: Truckstop Honeymoon, Cowgirl’s Train Set, and Carswell & Hope at Lawrence Arts Center

  TSH LiveTruckstop Honeymoon – 9:30pm

Hollering with all their hearts over a five string banjo and a doghouse bass, Truckstop Honeymoon live the life they sing about. Touring across three continents with four kids and a truck load of songs, Katie and Mike West tell stories about the strangeness of everyday life. Their music combines elements of bluegrass, music hall jazz and straight up rock’n’roll. Vaudevillian wit and showmanship spike their energetic live shows, while the fearless honesty of their songs touches the hearts of listeners around the world.



CGTSCowgirl’s Train Set – 8:30pm

Cowgirl’s Train Set is a Lawrence, KS-based outfit of 7 musicians that takes traditional American music styles and combines them in an unpredictable fashion. Blend gypsy swing, bluesy boogie, bluegrass, folk balladry, pirate shanties and punk aggression together, then boil them down to brew a typical Cowgirl’s Train Set show.



ch-wall-smilesCarswell & Hope – 7:30pm

From the Midwest seed-bed of indie-rock, Carswell & Hope bring vintage rock sounds and sensibilities together with big harmonies, carefully crafted textures and inventive songwriting. Songwriter Nick Carswell is originally from Ireland and has found a new home on the plains of Kansas. The tone is a blend of psychedelic, Pink Floyd interrupting Motown, channeling Van Morrison and Wilco. Think Mumford & Sons meets Sigur Ros, and Glen Hansard shows them around town.

Parking  and Other Details to come...

It Came Out of the Garage! An All Hallows Eve Eve Garage Rock Dance Party

kkfi-poster-10-30-14-cond90.1FM & Signal To Noise Present:
Knuckleheads Saloon
Doors at 7pm
Music at 8pm
Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy
Alan Murphy & The Frequent Flyers
The Quivers
Tickets: $15.00
This Garage Rock Dance Party is a special triple bill garage rock dance party on October 30th–All Hallows’ Eve Eve–at Knuckleheads Saloon beginning at 8 pm with the intense garage-flavored songs of Til Willis & Erratic Cowboy.
They will transform into Alan Murphy & The Frequent Flyers right before your eyes.  Alan Murphy was the singer/songwriter/frontman of Lawrence’s legendary band Ricky Dean Sinatra.  He was recently the subject of a tv documentary on the band by Lawrence filmmaker Chris Snipes.
The headliners are The Quivers, KC’s best garage band whose recent album, “Hot Young Mess” is going to make a lot of Top Ten lists for best albums of 2014.
Costumes are welcome.  Dancing will be Mandatory.
Tickets are $15 and available at Knuckleheads Box Office or
Online Tickets:

Creole, Bluegrass & Blues! – 90.1FM Benefit at The Hideout

October 11, 2014 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Hideout
6948 North Oak Trafficway
Gladstone, MO 64118


pic3:00pm – Steamboat Bandits will host a jam until 7:00pm

The Steamboat Bandits are a bluegrass band hailing from north of the river in Kansas City. We have arranged many bluegrass hits and are in the beginning phase of creating our own music. 
We look forward to playing every show with energy and enthusiasm relaying the naturalistic tones and positive vibes that we draw from the history of bluegrass music.


8:30pm – Billy Ebling & the Late For Dinner Band will play until Midnight

A full-time professional musician since the early 80’s, Billy has traveled the globe spreading his unique style of music to the masses. Originally from Lawrence, Kansas USA he has toured Europe, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, Central America and Fiji. Billy spent twelve years playing in New Zealand and Australia with his own band and with The Ebeling Brothers. A prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Billy’s recorded sixteen albums to date.

Along the way Billy has played with or opened for Brownie McGhee, Red Holloway, Buckwheat Zydeco, Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Jr Lockwood, John Hammond, Johnny Johnson, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, W.C. Clark, Tailgators, Rosie Ledet and Wayne Toups.

Billy is now based in the United States playing in the Kansas City area either as a soloist or with The Late For Dinner Band.

Raffles & Silent Auction

Creole Cuisine & Grilled Items



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90.1FM KKFI is proud to announce that, as of September 23rd 2014, we are a voter registration location for Kansas City, MO.  To my knowledge we are the first broadcast station in Kansas City, MO to be a voter registration location.

September 23rd is National Voter Registration Day so we chose that as a kickoff to what will be a continuing part of our mission to help spread information out about things that matter.  We at 90.1FM are here to serve the community and this is but one way we can do that.  This is the beginning of what will no doubt be a long standing tradition here at our community radio station.

We have had staff and volunteers trained by Ted Growney of the Kansas City Election Board.  Ted is a more than 20 year veteran of the election board and was very informative.  More than 15 people received training on Sept 11, 2014 right here at the 90.1FM KKFI Studios.  We will have registrars here to register voters that live in both Kansas City MO and Jackson County.

IMPORTANT EXCEPTION: If you live in any other county than Jackson or any other city than Kansas City, we will not be able to register you to vote.  We will have voter applications for the surrounding area to hand out for citizens to mail in or deliver to the proper election board.



Missouri Voter Registration Application - CLICK HERE

Kansas City Election Board - https://www.kceb.org/

Jackson County MO - http://jcebmo.org/

Clay County Board of  Election Commissioners - http://www.claycoelections.com/

Johnson County Voting Information - http://www.jococourthouse.com/voting.htm

Platte County Board of Elections - http://www.co.platte.mo.us/elections/

Buchanan County Elections –  http://www.co.buchanan.mo.us/158/Voting-Guide

Lafayette County Elections - http://www.lafayettecountyclerk.com/P-57/Voter-Registration.aspx


Kansas Voter Registration Application - CLICK HERE

Johnson County  Election Office - http://www.jocoelection.org/

Wyandotte County Election Office - http://www.wycokck.org/election/

Douglas County Election Office - http://www.douglas-county.com/depts/cl/ve/ve_home.aspx

Miami County Elections - http://www.miamicountyks.org/254/Elections

Atchison County Elections - http://www.atchisoncountyks.org/index.aspx?NID=435

Shawnee County Elections - http://www.snco.us/election/


Blues Kitchen 15th Anniversary BASH!!! /w Mary Bridget Davies

Junebug is celebrating his 15th Anniversary of The Blues Kitchen on 90.1FM KKFI. 
He has called up some of the very best talent in the country to put a fantastic bash!

Junebug would like to say, “I enjoy spreading the message of the blues. I also like spinning my hillbilly stories from my time growing up in Higginsville. It’s been the same since the beginning when Chuck (Pisano) and I started, ‘I’m a little country and he’s a little rock and roll. We meet in the middle for the blues and The Blues Kitchen.”
A little about the Artists performing:

 Mary Bridget Davies
Tony Award®-nominated singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES’ journey began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH in 2001 when she first started singing in local bands, and she hasn’t slowed down since.
Upon gaining local acclaim for her work in various rock bands, she was asked to sit in with Big Brother & The Holding Company (Janis Joplin’s original band, with whom she would later tour) as well as legendary blues guitarist Robert Lockwood Jr. Her travels have taken her all around the world, including a run on Broadway in “A Night With Janis Joplin,” for which she received her Tony® nomination for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.”

Katy Guillen and the girlsKaty Guillen & The Girls
Pitch Award Winners and all around great blues musicians Katy & The Girls have been blowing peoples minds for years now. They just released a self-titled Album that is sure to keep the momentum on the rise.

“In the case of Katy Guillen and the Girls, their recently-released EP …and then there were three offers a trio of songs that showcases a trio of ladies who have firmly grasped the nuances of rock, blues, soul, and groove–and by “firmly grasped,” I mean they make it clear from the outset that they know their stuff.” – Michael Byars, The Deli Magazine – Kansas City

FFCCFour Fried Chickens & A Coke
We are a 12-piece band, complete with three vocalists and seven horns. We play cuts from the Blues Brothers and the Commitments soundtracks, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike and Tina Turner, Royal Crown Review, Chicago, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughn, our own original songs, and many more…
We formed in April of 1997, and have been performing regularly at events and clubs in the Kansas City area.

June Bug & porchJunebug & The Porchlights
The Best Dress Up Band in the World!

Junebug and The Porchlights are a blues band with a comedy problem.  Striving for Mediocrity has been the main goal of the band for quite sometime and they hope to attain that level by 2015. Fresh off their Mississippi tour which included Morgan Freeman’s bar Ground Zero and the Juke Joint chapel, the Porchlights are glad to be home playing prestigious places such as, the Daily Limit Bar located in the Red Bridge Shopping Center and the Corder Missouri Beer Garden.  Making fun of themselves before they make fun of you, that’s Junebug and the Porchlights.

6pm – Doors
7:00 – Katy Guillen & The Girls
8:15 – Junebug & The Porch Lights
9:45 – Mary Bridget Davies
11:15 – Four Fried Chickens & A Coke

Thanks for your support and we will see you there!

90.1FM Presents: The Elders & She’s A Keeper – 7 to 9 Early Show / 10 to 12 Late Show

90.1FM Presents: The Elders & She’s A Keeper - A KKFI Benefit
Saturday Dec. 6th
Record Bar
1020 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

2 Great shows in one night!
Doors: 6pm
Performance: 7pm to 9pm
Opening act – She’s A Keeper

Doors: 9:30
Performance: 10pm to Midnight
Opening act -She’s A Keeper

Since forming in 1998, The Elders have set the music scene on its ear, thanks to a skillful blend of American roots rock and amped-up Celtic folk; a cross-pollination of elements that is high-octane and progressive, yet rooted in tradition.

Shes a keeper FBSHE’S A KEEPER
She’s a Keeper is a five-piece ensemble based in Kansas City. Most of the members grew up together and that naturally shines through in their music and live performances. Their sound is raw & unaffected; their stage presence pleasingly unpretentious.

We at 90.1FM KKFI are honoured to work with great artists and are humbled that they are willing to give of themselves to help us in our mission.

See you at the show!