Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Sean Starowitz & Byproduct: The Laundromat
+ Folkicide + More Music from the MidCoast Takeover
+ A Middle of The Map Festival Announcement!
Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Radkey, The Depth & The Whisper, Cowboy Indian Bear, The Wires, Schwervon!, Cadillac Flambe, The Way Back, Sleepy Kitty, Rev Gusto, The Clementines, Sons of Great Dane, Not A Planet, Folkicide, and Toro Y Moi.
At 10:15, Artist and Bread KC! co-founder, Sean Starowitz joins us to discuss the launch of Byproduct: The Laundromat, a project he organized and received a Rocket Grant through the Andy Warhol Foundations to produce. Sean Starowitz hopes this will challenge the notion of traditional art spaces. Byproduct: The Laundromat will begin at 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 9th at Walnut Place Laundromat (4241 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64111). During the first wash cycle, the series will begin with a screening of Kentucky-based filmmaker Ron Schildknect’s My Porcelain Past, a short documentary about the final hours of an iconic neighborhood restaurant before its closure. During the dry cycle, the programming will continue with KCAI professor and poet Jordan Stempleman, who will host a Common Sense Reading. For more info please email [email protected] to rsvp, (seating is limited to the amount of washing/drying machines) and please bring your laundry.
At 11:00 we’ll be sharing a special announcement about this year’s Middle of the Map Festival and we’ll play music from one of the featured bands.
At 11:15 Mark talks with Kansas City musical artist, Folkicide who last year released, “The Genocide is Mean,” (one of Wednesday MidDay Medley’s 112 Best Recordings of 2012). This was the follow up to “Devotional Hymns From the Church of the Darwinian Snuff Film.” Folkicide will discuss his vision of constructive pessimism that he hopes in time will be recognized as a new acoustical genre fully devoted to the documentation of the delightful futility of existence. Folkicide also recently released “Folkicide’s Night at The Opera,” recorded mostly in Folkicide’s basement. All songs were originally written by members of the band Queen, and then strategically deconstructed by Folkicide without disrespect or irony because he truly loves Queen (pre-Hot Space) and “Night at The Opera” in particular. We’ll play Folkicide’s version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and also play from his latest recordings.