KKFI Beatles tribute feature at the Pitch



photo by Todd Zimmer

In the world of community radio, funding is a must. So KKFI 90.1 does on-air pledge drives, echoing the calls put forth by nationally subsidized media PBS and NPR. Instead of mugs and tote bags and umbrellas, though, KKFI has been using live music as its fundraising premium. Which this weekend yields the station’s fifth Beatles tribute show, organized by station manager Barry Lee.

Read the full feature at the Pitch. Published 10/6/16

KC Uncovered III to “Shine A Light” on the legacy of Abigail Henderson

Poster by Jud Kite

Poster by Jud Kite

On Saturday, December 21, Slimm Adkins and Bill Sundahl will present Kansas City Uncovered III at the recordBar in Kansas City. As the name implies, it’s the third installment in the popular cover-song performance series, but this installment’s a little different than those previous.

This third installment, entitled “Shine A Light,” will deviate from the formula the initial KC Uncovered shows have followed. In those cases, bands would draw a CD from a hat and then have a month to learn another local act’s songs. The first KC Uncovered was May 22, 2010 (also at the recordBar), and featured the likes of American Catastrophe covering Federation of Horsepower, and Federation of Horsepower covering Bleach Bloodz, and so on.

The particular reason for “Shine A Light” is to celebrate the music of the late Abigail Henderson, who passed away from cancer on August 27. Henderson, in addition to her work as musician, was the co-founder of the Midwest Music Association, which raised money to help provide musicians with access to health care.
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“Cancer Is A Punk” offers up pop-punk to benefit the fight against breast cancer

cover-cancer-is-a-punkOrlando label Swamp Cabbage Records is offering up a pretty great compilation to help fund the fight against breast cancer. In conjunction with a concert of the same name in Indianapolis next month, the label’s releasing a 16-track 12-inch compilation entitled Cancer Is A Punk.

All proceeds from the sale of the LP go to the cause, which, according to an article on IndyConcerts.com, is “helping provide mammograms for women in need.” I think that’s pretty damned worthwhile. The show’s at the Emerson in Indianapolis, Indiana, on July 9, and you can find the entire lineup and ticket details at the link above. The compilation can be ordered from Swamp Cabbage for $12 plus shipping. The first 200 copies are on pink, with the remaining 300 on black. Check out the track listing below.
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