Thursday at 8:00 pm

Local Showcase

The Local Showcase features live or recorded performances of music, poetry, prose, etc. of local and regional artists. This showcase is hosted by a variety of KKFI programmers covering a broad spectrum of musical genres.

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A Tribute to Jerry Garcia with Maria Anthony August 7, 2014 | 8:00 pm

In this time between the anniversaries of the birth and death of Jerry Garcia , Maria Anthony plays the music of this legend
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Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival June 19, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Mike Murphy shares highlights from the Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival held on June 6tth, featuring Streetlevel Uprsising.
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Band Auction Edition: Lonely Product, Mr & The Mrs, & Beating Woolly Bully! April 17, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Join us for a bidding war on the Local Showcase this week as we have local bands Lonely Product, followed by Mr & The Mrs, and ending with Beating Woolly Bully in the studio to play half-hour LIVE sets for our Band Auction!
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Band Auction Sneak Preview March 27, 2014 | 8:00 pm

A live jam session by the likes of Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats, Last Free Exit, Crosseyed Cat Blues Band and more. Live blues, jazz, folk and more.
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BARAKABAROCCO March 20, 2014 | 8:00 pm

A special live in-studio performance with...
Gerald Trimble-viola da gamba, Bill Banks- mandobass, hurdy-gurdy, Serdar Tuncten-percussion. Featuring special guest Beau Bledsoe- baroque guitar, oud
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CD Release Party Featuring 3 Bricks Shy and Bill Kleoppel March 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Tune into to live music performances with 3 Bricks Shy and Bill Kleoppel on-air at the KKFI studios.
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Local Showcase Scedule February 27, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Hosts of the Local Showcase
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It’s the 2014 Folk Alliance Conference! February 20, 2014 | 8:00 pm

It's here, at long last---KKFI's collaboration with the International Folk Alliance! Tonight we will be broadcasting LIVE from the Crown Center stage at the IFA Showcase from 7PM until 10PM.
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Bingo! Woodhead February 13, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Bingo! Woodhead AKA Frank Bradley explores the resonating interval between analog and digital. Rock and Roll Music in a Stereo Image
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Local Music Showcase Features Kansas City Local Musicians Jason Vivone & Raz Outabia January 30, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Join Ms. Katnip of the Voodoo Kittens Road Trippin Blues on this weeks Local Showcase. Local musician Jason Vivone will discuss his new cd Eddie Ate Dynamite. At 9:00, local and international musician Raz Outabia will share his gypsy music with both live and recorded performances. It will be a special evening of local music!
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Mikal and Kasey! January 16, 2014 | 8:00 pm

Mikal Shapiro and Kasey Dawn Rausch are honored and excited to step into the KKFI 90.1 FM studios to host a special edition of the Local Showcase. We'll talk about upcoming events around Kansas City and feature music from Dead Voices, Freight Train Rabbit Killer, Expassionates, Old Sound, Danny McGaw Katy Guillen and The Girls, Hadacol, Jeff Porter, Pamper the Madman, The Blessed Broke, Heather Thornton, Shy Boys, Sara MissConception Glass, The Hearts of Darkness, Buttermilk Boys, Reach with Diverse, Making Movies and MORE!
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Celebrate Post-Christmas Blues with Stray Cat! December 26, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Celebrate Post -Christmas Blues! Join Voodoo Kittens blues show cohost Stray Cat for the Local Showcase Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8pm with guests the Kyle Sexton Band and Crosseyed Cat.
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Beatles International Holiday Show December 5, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Gerald Trimble, Darrell Lea, Bill Banks, & Serdar Tuncten have a Beatles International Holiday Concert planned this weekend. Some of them will be on The Local Showcase.
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Al Lundeen, The Music Machine November 7, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Mike Murphy welcomes Al Lundeen to the studios to share his talent
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Chuck Haddix & A Tribute to Charlie Parker October 24, 2013 | 8:00 pm

It's a special installment of the Local Showcase tonight as DJ Barry Lee welcomes local personality Chuck Haddix to the studio for a tribute to the late Charlie "Bird" Parker.
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Sondra Freeman + The Music of Apocalypse Meow! October 17, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Sondra Freeman, Promotions Director & Artist Relations for the Midwest Music Foundation, features music from artists involved in this year's Apocalypse Meow 2013. Sondra will play musical recordings from: The Silver Maggies, Not A Planet, The Latenight Callers, Betse Ellis, Howard Iceberg & The Titanics, Tony Ladesich, and others.
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White Buffalo Poetry and Blues, a mix of poetry, story and song (rebroadcast of Oct. 3rd Local Showcase) October 3, 2013 | 8:00 pm

White Buffalo Poetry and Blues presents a mix of poetry, story and song. They have performed together for over twenty years in art galleries, folk festivals, bookstores, and pubs.

The White Buffalo collective includes:

Al Ortolani - Poet
Adam Jameson - Poet
J.T. Knoll - columnist, poet, musician
Lem Sheppard - musician

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DJ Radionic Powers Presents! September 19, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Look out for 5 unbelievable local bands this evening: Bike Power, Alice Sweet Alice, Schwervon!, The Waspmen, and
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Remembering Jerry Garcia August 8, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Mike Murphy hosts the Local Showcase, with a live in-studio performance of the music of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.

Former members of The Schwag, L.A. Ramblers and Tofu Teddy have put together a "this time only" set for your listening pleasure

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BCR and Scarlet Town June 20, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Dwight Frizzell will share some rare nuggets from the BCR vault and Scarlet Town will perform live
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Visions of Peace June 6, 2013 | 8:00 pm

The Visions of Peace at the Crossroads Festival happens on First Friday (June 7th). Host Mike Murphy welcomes some of the festival's musical and spoken word artists to perform at The Local Showcase
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An Evening With the Music of The Beatles! May 30, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Artists from the upcoming KKFI Beatles tribute benefit concert will be featured.
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Live CD Release Party On-Air: Two-Headed Cow, Arm The Poor, and Not A Planet! May 23, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Tune in to this week's Local Showcase, which is set to be a banger, as it's party time at KKFI! We are thrilled to feature THREE local bands who will be performing at our CD Release Party: Two-Headed Cow, Arm The Poor, and Not A Planet.
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DJ Radionic hosts April 25, 2013 | 8:00 pm

DJ Radionic hosts.
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Band Auction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 18, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Local Showcase
8:00pm River Cow Orchestra
8:30pm Whiskey for the Lady
9;00pm Pot Lickers
9:30pm Johnny Green
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Bedlam Boyes: Celtic Roots Improvisation Baroque April 4, 2013 | 8:00 pm

This week's Local Showcase is proud to feature Bedlam Boyes--Celtic Roots Improvisation Baroque to Beatles and Beyond.
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LOCAL SHOWCASE with Mark Manning + Nathan Reusch March 21, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Mark plays New & Local Releases from: Dead Girls, Dolls on Fire, Man Bear, Tiny Horse, Beautiful Bodies, The Ned Ludd Band, Margo May, Bloodbirds, The ACB's, In Back of a Black Card, Appropriate Grammar, She's A Keeper, Radkey, and We Are Voices. At 9:00 Mark welcomes Nathan Reusch as our Guest Producer and co-host for the 2nd hour of the show from 9:00 to 10:00. Nathan is the co-founder of The Record Machine and the creator or The Middle of The Map Festival, April 4-6. More info at: therecordmachine.net or middleofthemapfest.com. Nathan will play music from Palace, Soft Reeds, Cowboy Indian Bear, Spirit is the Spirit, and others
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An Evening with The Elders March 7, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Kansas City's hometown favorites, the rockin' and reelin' Elders perform 'unplugged' on the Local Showcase.
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LOCAL SHOWCASE presents Electric Needle Room + Urban Culture Project February 21, 2013 | 8:00 pm

If you like Wednesday MidDay Medley then please tune into: LOCAL SHOWCASE, hosted by Mark Manning & Maria Vasquez Boyd. We'll play music from: The Caves, The ACB's, Cowboy Indian Bear, Antennas Up, Hidden Pictures, She's A Keeper, Janet The Planet, The Quivers, Electric Needle Room, The Wires, Root & Stem, Me Like Bees, Lyal Strickland, Kasey Rausch, and Elsa Rae. Matt Beat of the KC based band, Electic Needle Room, will play from his new release, "The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 3). Patrick Alexander of The Charlotte Street Foundation drops in to share info on the Urban Culture Project's Open Studios.
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Tyler Gregory February 7, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Hailing from the rolling hills of Kansas, Tyler Gregory can regularly be found performing with his steam-powered melodies. Gregory's mix of blues and roots music howls with a sense of passion and freedom. This songcrafter takes the cues and lifestyle from WWII-era blues bellowers and drives full force on his guitar/banjo/stomp-box live performance arrangements.
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Dean Christopher January 31, 2013 | 8:00 pm

If you have not heard this guy's new CD"Mutton Chops", he's a little Tommy Bolin, a little Eddie Van Halen and a lotta good ...hard rockin' ! Check out his new youtube video under his name, the track "Mutton Chops". This guy at one time was in a re-formed version of "Good Rats" out of NYC before he moved out KC way.
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The LOCAL SHOWCASE presents Making Movies January 17, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Mark Manning & Maria Vasquez Boyd co-host The LOCAL SHOWCASE presenting: Making Movies who will play LIVE in our 90.1 FM Studios.
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Silo January 3, 2013 | 8:00 pm

Tasha Haas, will perform her songs with her band Silo.
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The Fierceness of Betse, Sky, Adam and Tyler December 13, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Join this week's Local Music Showcase Host, Diana Linn, for a Tasty Brew of local Americana/Blues/Roots artists including in studio performances by the ferocious Betse Ellis and local songwriters Sky Smeed and Adam Lee, who along with Tyler Gregory will be re-uniting for a special singer/songwriter circle performance at Knuckleheads Saloon's Gospel Lounge on Thursday, December 20, 2012.
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A Baroque Tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison December 6, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Darrell Lea joins Gerald Trimble's New Atlantis for a tribute to John Lennon and George Harrison, as well as some unique holiday music. Mike Murphy hosts.
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CD Release Party November 29, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Two Headed Cow, and the John McKenna Band are celebrating the release of their respective cds on and off KKFI's airwaves. They'll be performing down the hall as part of a benefit for KKFI (http://www.kkfi.org/ai1ec_event/brother-bagman-and-two-headed-cow-headline-kkfi-holiday-party/?instance_id=3391), and then rotating onto the airwaves.
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Rare Jazz and Vintage Gems November 15, 2012 | 8:00 pm

DJ Radionic returns with another stack of Rare Jazz 78 RPM Disc's and other Archived recordings. Many Vintage Gems from the early 1920's to late 1950s. Tune in and hear some Kansas City History.
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Brother Bagman November 8, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Brother Bagman returns to the Local Showcase. Their last album, Rise Above, has been a favorite on KKFI. Their next is just around the corner! Mike Murphy hosts.
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The Elders – Unplugged October 11, 2012 | 8:00 pm

The Elders join Mike Murphy during the second hour of The Local Showcase for a special unplugged session. Donations to the fall fund drive during this program will be thanked with passes to this weekend's Weston Irish Fest, featuring (you guessed it!), The Elders!
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Flannigan’s Right Hook October 4, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Shamrockers, Flannigan's Right Hook returns to KKFI to get jiggy with it.
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Local Showcase Features “Our Friend Mott-ly” September 6, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Filmmaker Chris Snipes, director of "My Friend Mott-ly," joins guest host Barry Lee to reminisce and discuss the life and times of the former KKFI 90.1 FM DJ and artist Mott-ly. We'll play his music, excerpts from his KKFI radio show, and try to summon up his spirit.
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$3 Band, Tullamore & Kelly August 30, 2012 | 8:00 pm

Mark & Valerie Andruss host $3 Band, Tullamore & Kelly live tonight
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Fiat Project August 23, 2012 | 8:00 pm

DJ Radionic will have the"Fiat Project" up for music and an interview.
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Local Tribute to Jerry Garcia August 9, 2012 | 8:00 pm

On the 17th anniversary of Jerry Garcia's passing, Lawrence musicians, Darrell Lea, Ken Lovern, Megan Hurt, and Clark Jameson celebrate his music, live in the KKFI studio.
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Fiat Returns July 19, 2012 | 8:00 pm

DJ Radionic hosts the band "FIAT" a local experimental Jazz group http://www.fiatmedia.com/ they will be returning for the 4th time to KKFI a show you don't wanna miss!
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