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The Doo Wap Rap Vibes of Second Hand King at Josey Records During Middle of the Map Fest 2017

May 9, 2017
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Second Hand King at Josey Records During Middle of the Map Fest 2017, 5/6/17

Kansas City-based doo wap rapper Second Hand King recently played a set at the Do816 day party at Josey Records during Middle of the Map Fest 2017. Second Hand King’s verbose lyricism and inventive fusion of sounds make him an artist to watch. Check out this live clip.

Mess “Fool’s Gold” Live at Josey Records During Middle of the Map Fest 2017

May 9, 2017
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Mess at Josey Records during Middle of the Map Fest 2017, 5/6/17

Kansas City-based band Mess recently crushed a set at the Do816 day party at Josey Records during Middle of the Map Fest 2017. They are past interview subjects of mine and are my favorite local band. Check out this live version of “Fool’s Gold.”

Lewis Del Mar “14 Faces” Live at the Madrid Theatre

May 5, 2017
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Lewis Del Mar at the Madrid Theatre, 5/4/17

Lewis Del Mar recently played the Madrid Theatre as a part of Middle of the Map Fest 2017. Check out this rocking live version of “14 Faces.”

The Mindset of Wonder Woman at Planet Comicon 2017

May 4, 2017
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Wonder Woman Cosplayer at Comicon 2017, 4/30/17

I had the honor of covering Planet Comicon 2017 for X1051. At one point, our crew got to chatting with a woman in costume as Wonder Woman. She had shown up early to Municipal Auditorium for the cosplay parade.

Our morning show host, Shawn Quinn, asked what kind of music she liked. “I like a lot of different music,” she said. “I like music that I hear around. I really like the Wonder Woman theme song. It gets me pumped up.” What an unexpected response.

“What’s your name?”
“Wonder Woman.”
“No, really.”
We eventually got her real name out of her.

She explained how she became interested in taekwondo because Wonder Woman did martial arts. She is training to become proficient with every martial arts weapon, because Wonder Woman is also proficient with every weapon. While talking, she nonchalantly twirled a kendo stick. It was clear she meant business. No word yet on if she’s saving up for a down payment on an invisible plane.

It’s inspiring to meet people that are so passionate. To go from being a fan of a superhero to actually practicing martial arts takes things from fantasy to reality really quickly. Good for you, Wonder Woman! Beast it out there!

X105.1 #StreetBeast Ep. 5 // National Wrasslin’ League @ Planet Comicon

May 3, 2017

I recently covered Planet Comicon 2017 for X1051. I am a big wrestling fan, so you know the #StreetBeast had to mix it up with NWL KC.

Beasting It Up With Star Beasts at Planet Comicon 2017

May 2, 2017
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Writer Stephanie Young and illustrator Allyson Lassiter, of the comic Star Beasts, at Planet Comicon 2017, 4/30/17

I recently hit up Planet Comicon 2017 with artist Matthew Arnold. You know I’m all about being the beast. It was only fitting to have a live chat with Star Beasts writer Stephanie Young and illustrator Allyson Lassiter.

Kitten “Fall on Me” Live at the Midland

May 1, 2017
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KITTEN at the Midland, 4/28/17

Kitten recently rocked a set at the Midland. They always bring the energy live. The band’s set was a part of Afentra’s Prom, put on by 96.5 The Buzz. Check out this live version of “Fall on Me.”

X105.1 #StreetBeast Ep. 4 // Mastodon w/ Eagles of Death Metal (AKA Street Beast Goes Metal)

May 1, 2017

The new episode of #StreetBeast recently debuted on X1051. I interviewed fans of Mastodon and Eagles of Death Metal at the Uptown Theater.

 

All Hail Jerry the King Lawler!

April 30, 2017
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McClain and Jerry the King Lawler at Planet Comicon, 4/28/17

It was wonderful to meet legendary wrestler, commentator and artist Jerry the King Lawler at Planet Comicon. I covered Planet Comicon for X1051. I told Lawler that his jokes aren’t corny and are actually funny. He said, “Tell my fiancee what you just told me.” I said that I thought about going into pro wrestling, but was out of shape. I told him that “I am so out of shape, calfs follow me around and try to suckle my arm under hang for sustenance.” Lawler reassured me that it is OK to be out of shape because, “round is a shape.” All hail the King!

WOOOOOO!: The Inspiring Energy of Ric Flair

April 30, 2017
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McClain and Ric Flair at Planet Comicon, 4/28/17

It was such an honor to meet wrestling legend Ric Flair at Planet Comicon. I covered Planet Comicon for X1051. I was like, “Ric, I respect you so much because you really know how to bring the energy to the people.” I did a low key “Wooo!” Ric said, “Yeah! You have to bring it!” Then he unleashed a full-strength “WOOOOO!!!” in my face. Fantastic.

Flair’s amped up vibes are timeless and on a totally different level. It comes across as a natural extension of himself. In briefly meeting Ric, I learned that the Woooos are his life force. It’s a self-fulfilling energy cycle. Flair gets people fired up. He Woooos. They Woooo. It gets Ric lit up. The positive feelings create even more energy. It’s a strangely inspiring feeling. It’s important to be reminded to bring the intensity in life. Get hyped up, kick some ass and take some names everyday. Find the Woooooo within you!


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