October – December 2014

It Came Out of the Garage! An All Hallows Eve Eve Garage Rock Dance Party
Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
 It Came Out of the Garage! An All Hallows Eve Eve Garage Rock Dance Party @ Knuckleheads Saloon | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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:
90.1FM Presents: A Night in the Asylum – Halloween 2014
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

KKFI_HalloweenFINALFINAL90.1FM Presents: A Night In The Asylum – HALLOWEEN 2014
Friday October 31, 2014 
Doors creak open 6pm, Music at 8

Featuring Ripple Music Artists: JPT Scare Band
w/ Special Guests: The Waspmen
& DJ Bring Tha Rukus Spinning Halloween Music
Soulshine Liquid Light Show will light the night!


Appearances by Jimi Sun Cricket
Live Art by Edward Tajchman
FIRE performances by
Jeremy Travis Brown , Sharlene Thomas & Christina Hentzen
LED performances by
Sara MissConception Glass
Christina Thompson-Dodd
Sadie Flower
Costume Contests!
Cash Bar!
Silent Auctions!
Live Auctions!

The Asylum is a perfectly scary place for our halloween bash! What could be better for your last night on earth! What if the Zombies Attack!?! or the Super Villains rise up! or Darth Vader & Elmo join forces to enslave humanity! or worse yet, The Smurfs take over Kansas City and leave behind them a trail of blue destruction! Anything can happen in The Asylum

6:00 – 7:45 DJ Bring Tha Ruckus 6:00 – 7:45
8:00 – 9:30 The Waspmen
9:30 – 10:00 Costume Contest & Silent Auction Winners
10:00 – 11:00 JPT Scare Band First set
11:00 – 11:20 Live Art Auction
11:20 – Midnight JPT Scare Band Second Set

The Arts Asylum
1000 E. 9th Street, KCMO 64106

-$15 Advance Tickets
-$20 at the Door

100% of proceeds benefit 90.1FM KKFI
More info at KKFI.ORG/EVENTS

See you there!

90.1FM Presents: Truckstop Honeymoon, Cowgirl’s Train Set, and Carswell & Hope at Lawrence Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

  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...

90.1FM Presents: The Elders & She’s A Keeper – 7 to 9 Early Show / 10 to 12 Late Show
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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!

Wednesday Midday Medley 10th Anniversary! – Dolls On Fire // The Philistines // The Pedaljets
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

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
MIND THE GAP :: Club Night!
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 2:00 am
MIND THE GAP :: Club Night! @ miniBar | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
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