Kali Ma And The Garland Of Arms at Radio Bean April 14, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music on Sunday April 14th at Radio Bean. It was a long work day but I had plenty of time to relax and hang out. The hour got later and later but I was still awake. A little after 11:30, I took the lovely walk downtown and slid into the Bean. I said hi to Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA and settled in. I had listened to a few songs on their album but still got lost as they opened with a mellow rocker. The next one was huge and glorious and I’m pretty sure the one after that was Toy Void. It’s nice to get to know an album. The next song had a slow bluesy start and a bit of a prog reggae vibe that made me smile. Spine followed and was epic. The one after that was a more poppy rocker then they played one with a nice heavy groove. They played one that started slow then built way up and finished the night with a cool rock groove. I still hadn’t gotten my head around the songs but was getting there. Since then, I’ve played their album a few dozen times and am all set to go the next time they come to town.

I hung out for a bit after the show but quickly took the lovely walk home. I got a few hours of sleep before work in the morning. I was a little tired, but it was so worth it.

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Posted June 5, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Quiltro and Kali Ma And The Garland Of Arms at The Monkey House April 13, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music April 13th at The Monkey House. I’m so far behind.

I had a nice day at work and when I got home there was a message on Facebook from Faith Kelly reminding me to check out one of her new favorite bands. Who am I to stand in the way of such enthusiasm? I took the lovely long walk to Winooski, got settled, and soon it was time for openers Quiltro to take the stage. They lit in with a trancey Floyd vibe and added a soundscaping guitar. The second of their instrumental songs had more keys and a triumphant sound and I was in a happy place. The next song really lit me up and I’m pretty sure it was a cover of When You’re In from Obscured By Clouds. I was beaming. The rest of the eight song set was like a sea of sound and I enjoyed the swim. They closed with a cool smooth rocker and I really need to get to know them more.

The set break was reasonable then Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA took the stage. They opened with a cool song and followed with one that was dropped from the stars prog. I was in a happy place. I had a hard time really getting my head around the songs so I just rocked back and forth a bit and let the wave of sound move me around. The sound was luscious and joyous and I just loved it. The fourth song of the set had a towering lead guitar part that lit me up, but it was the way the band flowed together that made me love them. They capped the 9 song set with a huge rocker and I was in a happy place. I hung out and chatted a bit and bought their CD then took the lovely walk home. Faith was so right.

 

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Kali Ma And The Garland Of Arms

The Nancy Druids at Light Club Lamp Shop May 26, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music last Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. It was a long hectic work day, but I had a little time at home before taking the lovely walk downtown. I got in and settled and chatted with cool people like Steph Pappas and Loren Tindall and Molly King. Soon, it was showtime.

When The Nancy Druids play the Lamp Shop it’s usually more of an acoustic show and that night was no different. While I love their full rock fury, it’s nice to hear slightly quieter versions of their lovely songs now and then. They opened with the breezy Vondelpark (sp??) that blew every care and concern right out of my mind. Just Another Day followed with a nice rock stomp and a stunning upper middle fretboard solo from Sean on his acoustic guitar. Sign had a fun bounce and made me smile. John had been playing the Rickenbacker for the first three but switched to bouzouki as Ann Mindell and Sean’s daughter Ariel joined them on cello. They played a lovely version of Sky and followed with a shimmering version of December. By Design rocked nicely in the acoustic format then they pulled out a fun cover of The Ghost In You. Ariel stuck around for one more and the band let loose a lovely version of The Space Between. They returned to trio format, with John on bass, and they showed us that Salvation was all around. They kicked it up a bit for a rocking Remember Who You Were then returned to the shimmer for Disappear. They rocked out Bitter Days then were going to end with a rocking Halo, but the audience wanted more. They closed the night with Give A Little Bit and we were happy. I hung out and chatted for a bit then took the lovely walk home. It was another great night of music in our town.

 

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Posted June 4, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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The Steph Pappas Experience at Robot Dog Studio and Andriana Chobot at Deli 126 May 31, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music yesterday. I went over to Robot Dog Studio in the early evening to record an interview and live performance with The Steph Pappas Experience. Loren, Matt, and Steph jammed out some bluesy tunes that found fun twists and turns and were fascinating to listen to and made me rock out. She and Loren played acoustic guitar and bass but there was a full rock sound. She played some killer slide for a bit and you’ve got to hear how the conversation meanders to believe it. The band even pulled out a fifth song jazz jam in honor of Jazzfest. I’ll have that on my radio show on WBKM next Thursday.

 

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The Steph Pappas Experience

We started the recording a little after 6 and were done a little after 7. I drove home, zipped out the door and walked to Deli/126. I got in and settled as Andriana Chobot rocked out some songs with her drummer Jesse Samuel Rosenfield and guitarist Franky Andreas. They veered a little bit away from the more normal rock presentation of her songs and gave them all an appropriate jazzy feel. She opened on the mellow side with Not I and Another Day then brought the energy up with Cascade. She took us for a ride in her daddy’s white T-Bird then sang of My Old House. She asked us to stay and make her warm then sang about being Alone In The Night. The played another cool song then dropped a cover of Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone. She sang about there being nowhere to go but here and was going to wrap the set with a super cool Neon, but hung out for one more. The closing song about the work of Steven Hawking giving her Galaxy Eyes was super cool.

I was kind of tired at that point so I took the lovely walk home with tons of beautiful music in my soul.

 

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Andriana Chobot

 

Radio Show 307 Thursday May 30, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 30. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Lined up before
Then Came The Last Days Of May – Blue Oyster Cult
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Blue Garden – Masters Of Reality
Bernie Is A Punk – Bern Unit
Cinderella Search – Marillion
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Leon Redbone

Song before: Lawyers, Guns, And Money – Warren Zevon

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with the next song from the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song week after week. It’s called Serotinalia.

1.) Psalm – Cricket Blue
2.) The North – Hana Zara
3.) The Divine Feminine – Ouzkxqlzn
4.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot

I love the huge sweeping sound from Andriana. She is so amazing. That’s a cool piece from Lauren Costello‘s fantastic solo project with the unpronounceable name. Hopefully, Hana will come visit again soon. Cricket are just amazing. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Undertow – Late Night (featuring Jamie Williamson, Annie Costa, Peter Danforth, Spike, and Channon Geoff Berstein)
6.) Us – Late Night
7) Over The Hill Over The Water – Late Night
8.) Buffalo – Late Night.

Wow, what a performance. Thanks everyone so much!! OK, so a year or so ago I posed an unfair question on Facebook asking which of these next two was the best song, but one of them had not been released yet. Both of the songs that follow have been released now.

9.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
10.) Pale Rage – Invisible Homes
11.) The Badger Flies At Dawn – Adam Rabin
12.) 16 Ton Soul – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
13.) Tiny Bits – Josh Bridgman

Josh was so amazing. The Grim Work are still pretty amazing. That’s a fun song from Adam’s collection of solo and potentially Elephant songs. So, which do you like best? I love them both, it’s an unfair question. OK, this next band have played town many times over the years and they just released a new album called Heavy Banding. Let’s dive in and take a listen.

14.) Weird Like Me – Slingshot Dakota
15.) Blood Villain – Slingshot Dakota
16.) Day After Christmas – Slingshot Dakota
17.) North Shore – Slingshot Dakota

The whole album is great but those will give you a sense of the whole. OK, Let’s keep rocking.

18.) Bacchus D – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
19.) Hate Again – Green Chapel
20.) Last Day Of May – The Red Telephone

I thought that would be appropriate today. Those two songs were from recent Live From Robot Dog Sessions. I have a lot more coming soon. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after:
Man With A STick – Fish
My Music At Work – The Tragically Hip
I Ruined The Moon – Ruckzuck
Exuviae – Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA
Promises In The Dark – Pat Benatar
On The Air – Peter Gabriel
Weeping Willow – Persian Claws
Until The Day I Die – Slingshot Dakota
I-78 – Slingshot Dakota
Break – Slingshot Dakota
Louder – Slingshot Dakota
Veteran Of The Psychic Wars – Blue Oyster Cult
Now I’m Here – Queen
Freewill – Rush
Lady Of The Lake – Rainbow
One Time – King Crimson
Hearts – Jon Anderson
Them Heavy People – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Walk On Water – jane siberry
Radiance – The Church
Jigsaw – Marillion
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 306 Thursday May 23, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday May 23. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Lined up before
Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World – The Ramones
High On Emotion – Chris DeBurgh
Parisienne Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Cellars – decker.

Song before: To The Men – Tim Heidecker

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. At work, we have a pond, and this week was the first time this year I’ve seen a dragonfly.

1.) Dragonfly – Barbacoa
2.) Lifetime – Radio Underground
3.) Humble Pie – Smokestack Lightning
4.) Defensive Roofie – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

That’s a cool song about a horrible subject. Women have to be very careful they don’t get drugged and abused, and the idea of knocking out the guy before he can hurt anyone is intriguing. That’s a cool rock song from Smokestack. Lifetime has been stuck in my head lately, so I thought I’d try and get it stuck in yours. Great song from Barbacoa, and summer is nearly here. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a powerful music performance and a fun interview.

5.) Drown – Green Chapel
6.) Thea – Green Chapel
7.) Hate Again – Green Chapel
9.) War Maker – Green Chapel

Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and thanks for the film work Phoebe Eliza and Christian James. Special Thanks to Green Chapel for that amazing performance. OK, here’s a song about a boating disaster.

10.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner
11.) New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
12.) Sink Of Swim – The High Breaks
13.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

That’s a great song from an amazing performer. The Breaks are pretty great too. The Hip song was recorded on Lake Champlain many years ago and the Gunner song was recorded at Nectar’s. OK, last week I played the last song on the New Siberians album so I have to start a new one, though I think it’s already started. Lest week I played the first two songs on Serotinalia, so let’s dive into number three then play the rest of the album over the next few weeks.

14.) June – Cricket Blue
15.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Grey
16.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
17.) Bad Oasis – farm

That’s such a great song. I love the Crow song and hope they are working on new material. That’s a cool song about wondering about God from Forest and a lovely song from Cricket. Their new album is getting great reviews. Ben Maddox from Farm and The Mountain Says No just put out an album of mellow music. Let’s take a listen.

18.) Invocation – Hill Wizard
19.) Empty Frequency – Rue M.
20.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music
21.) You – Slingshot Dakota
22.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
23.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell

That’s such a fun song from Smell. I miss how the Affiliates used to rock us all the time. I wanted to go back to the brilliant Break album from Slingshot. Myra has a show coming up at the Shelburne Vineyard soon. Rue M are always amazing, though if you need a spectacle of a show this weekend, check out Spielpalast Cabaret. Cool flowing music from the Wizard. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Emperor’s Song – Fish
Emperor Penguin – The Tragically Hip
The Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
Clash City Rockers – The Clash
Pinhead – The Ramones
Science Fiction Double Feature – Joan Jett
Sloane Ranger – The Essex Green
Say It – Anachronist
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Wuthering Heights – Pat Benatar
Wow – Kate Bush
Stay – Children in Paradise
Obscured By Clouds/When You’re In – Pink Floyd
San Jacinto – Peter Gabriel
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Pale Rage – Invisible Homes
Walk On Water – jane siberry
Radiance – The Church
Jigsaw – Marillion
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 305 Thursday May 16, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday May 16. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Songs before: The Infomercial – Josh Bridgman
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a lovely woman who helped out at the Cricket Blue album release show, and has a pretty nice album of her own.

1.) Dear Friend – Adeline (Addie Herbert)
2.) Folly – Tina & Her Pony
3.) These Years – Jennifer Porter
4.) Oracles – Cricket Blue
5.) Alicia From The Store – Cricket Blue

It was great seeing Cricket perform the new Serotinalia album in its entirety last Friday. Those are the two opening songs, so I thought that would be a nice way to introduce you to this lovely album. Jennifer is coming to visit us on Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. Tina and her Pony will stop by the Lamp shop on Sunday. If you like those songs, definitely show up. That’s such an inspiring song from Adeline. So, I’ve been reading the news lately.

6.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
7.) Sistas In The Middle – Midnight Vigil
8.) Stupid Song – The New Siberians
9.) Pale Rage – Invisible Homes
10.) Bells – THE VACANT LOTS

That’s a cool new song from the Lots upcoming album. I love that Homes song. That’s the last song on the Siberians album. I’ll have to play a new one starting next week. That’s a cool new song from Midnight and a sadly great song from Jeremy. OK, let’s keep rocking.

11.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
12.) Love Takes Its Toll – Barbacoa
13.) S. Fiction – Blowtorch
14.) Prime – Black Rabbit
15.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen

I had that running through my head so I had to play it for you tonight. Great song from Rabbit. Cool song from Blowtorch. Barbacoa are legends and Spangler is just beginning to fly. OK, let’s head back to the ’90’s.

16.) All My Life – Wide Wail
17.) Chop Wood/Carry Water – Zola Turn
18.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
19.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide
20.) The Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC

That such an epic from Peg. Particles are all over the country and could stop by at any time. Great song from Persian from a couple of years ago. Wail and Zola ruled the ’90’s in town. OK, let’s play a song about flying.

21.) Thelma And Louise – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
22.) A Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
23.) Co2 You Later – The Tsunamibots

Sometimes, I think maybe we should let the robots take over. At least the music will still be cool. That’s an epic from Bravo. It was great chatting with Jessica the other day. They said they liked the movie Thelma and Louise but felt the music didn’t quite capture the intensity, so they wrote that song. OK, let’s take a little trip.

24.) The Road – Anders Parker
25.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
26.) Road Trip – Jesse Taylor

That’s such a fun song form Jesse. She and her band will be at Radio Bean Saturday at 11:30. Carol played the Bean last Friday and I caught most of the show after seeing Cricket. Epic song form Anders. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Dear Friend – Fish
Escape Is At Hand For The Travelin’ Man – The Tragically Hip
Not I – Andriana Chobot
The Man With The Child In His Eyes – Kate Bush
She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
Good Enough – JUPTRband
Walk On Water – jane siberry
Awaken – Yes
Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding – Elton John
The Saint – decker.
Radiance – The Church
Jigsaw – Marillion
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

Posted June 3, 2019 by tmusicfan in WBKM Burlington's Kind of Music