Radio Show 259 Thursday May 24, 2018 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 24. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song Before: Heroes (live) – David Bowie

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Spring is bringing wave after wave of flowers. The lilacs opened up this week.

1.) Look At The Lilacs – Binger
2.) Push Me Over – Johnny Wanser
3.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
4.) Freeway – Totally Submerged

Submerged play all over Vermont all the time. If you like that song, keep your eyes open. I love that Madaila song. Mike Luoma just sent Johnny’s music my way. I thought it would go nice with Madaila. Great song from Binger. OK, here is the next song on Engine.

5.) Visions – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Only Human – The Brand New Luddites
7.) Just Another Day – The Nancy Druids
8.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids

Kids will be back in Vermont for a show Saturday night at Zenbarn. The Druids will be at Light Club Lamp Shop next Tuesday. I love that Luddites song. Great song from Kelly. OK, this next band will be all over Vermont in July and August. They will be playing shows at local libraries to raise funds and awareness for how they are becoming local community centers. They also have a new album coming soon.

9.) Today Is Mine – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
10.) Real World – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) Enemy – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
12.) Ba Doom! – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

I love the line about how because of you I’m a feminist. That always gets attention when they play it live. Those are all great songs and you can hear them in a library near you soon. The Book Of Zoo is coming to you. OK, so last night I went out to The Monkey House and lucked into part of a set by a band from Albany.

13.) Nothing’s New – The Backseat Bullets
14.) Once More With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) S. Fiction – Blowtorch
16.) Venus In Spurs – Barbacoa

Those last two will be at Radio Bean on Friday. Another band is playing too but I’ll mention them later. Doubtfire put on a great show last night and Bullets were a total joy. I’m so glad I caught them. This next band will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow.

17.) Shifty – The High Breaks
18.) Thank You – 8084
19.) Curveball Dreamer – Zola Turn
20.) If Only I Was Lonely – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I love that Phil song from the new Party Music album. Classic from Zola. 8084 have been playing for many years and will rock Higher Ground on Saturday. So Mike Luoma has been helping WBKM sound great and has been doing a show at noon. He took today and Friday off to follow his other passion. He writes science fiction novels and graphic novels and is at Balticon this weekend. I’d like to dedicate this to Mike.

21.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara
22.) Once Upon – Vedora
23.) We Are The Beautiful Sunsets – The Cush
24.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Those are all incredible songs. OK, let’s take a nice long ride in the rain.

25.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged.
26.) CO2 You Later – The Tsunamibots

The bots will be at the Bean tomorrow too. My robot overlords expect your presence. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
All Loved Up – Fish
On The Verge – The Tragically Hip
Heavy – Clever Girls
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
The Surprising – Deep Purple
The Chronicle Of The Black Sword – Hawkwind
Song Of The Swords – Hawkwind
Stormbringer – Deep Purple
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Chaos – The Church Band
Dream Police – Cheap Trick
I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After
Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio? – The Ramones
Keep Yourself Alive – Queen
Four Minutes/The Tide Is Turning – Roger Waters
I’ll Find My Way Home – Jon and Vangelis
The Revealing Science Of God – Yes
regular awesome programming

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Radio Show 258 Thursday May 17, 2018 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. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Hip Boots – Deep Purple

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. We have a nice small city in Burlington but most of Vermont is rural. Let’s begin tonight by taking a ride in the country.

1.) A Ride In The Country – Queen Tangerine
2.) Country Comes To Town – Bardela
3.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maïz
4.) Urban Country – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

David and the band will be all over Vermont this summer supporting local libraries. Cool song from Mal. If you think having your singer put up a video of her singing Happy Birthday to me will get your song played, you are correct. Thanks Cooie DeFrancesco! Love your band. We started off with QT who evolved out of Zola Turn. OK, here is the next song on Engine.

5.) Pennies And Pine – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
7.) What If – REDadmiral
8.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I love that song from the new Party Music album. Admiral will be at Light Club Lamp Shop for a one night residency tomorrow. The Surfers will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Great song from Kelly. This next band are at the Monkey House tonight.

9.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service
10.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
11.) Holy Serpent – Ghastly Sound
12.) Probably Wrong – Phantom Suns

Suns and Ghastly will be at the Monkey tomorrow. Doubt will be at the Monkey next Wednesday. This next band will be at the Monkey tomorrow too.

13.) Chasing The Wagon – Secret Family
14.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
15.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
16.) Muskrat Love – Cave Bees

That’s such a fun song form the Bees. Hammy are super fun. Broccoli rocked us a long time ago. Great stuff from Luke Adam‘s new band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
20.) Arkansas – Bison

Cool new song form Bison. Great classic from Dave. Rabbit are so cool they did a cover of the Claws song in their set at Waking Windows. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) What If – Madaila
22.) The River – Kat Wright
23.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
24.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

My friend Ted Jacobites works on ships all over the world. This morning he sent a picture from a port in Lithuania so I had to play the Hana song. Cricket are so lovely. Great songs from Kat and Madaila. It’s getting warm and the days are getting longer and it’s time to celebrate.

25.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
26.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
27.) Another Day – Andriana Chobot
28.) Bowie’s Hairdresser’s Story – Ouzkxqlzn
29.) When Will The Light Come – Sarah Blacker

I love it when Sarah plays that song. On Bowie’s Birthday Lauren Costello did a tribute including that lovely piece of music and that great story. Cool songs form Andriana and Maryse. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Dancing In Fog – Fish
Fight – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Loving The Alien – David Bowie
Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult
Rainbow Dream Prelude/Fly To The Rainbow – Uli Jon Roth
Strange Kind Of Woman (live) Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
Paradise Bar – Deep Purple
Fugazi – Marillion
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn
regular awesome programming.

 

Radio Show 257 Thursday May 10, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Brand New Luddites pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 10. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – Blue Oyster Cult

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a trip over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and performance by The Brand New Luddites.

1.) Complacent – The Brand New Luddites.
2.) Poison Electricity – The Brand New Luddites.
3.) Only Human – The Brand New Luddites.
4.) Plastique Dinner – The Brand New Luddites.
5.) Transmission Hope – The Brand New Luddites.

6.) 010010 – The Tsunamibots
7.) Short Circuit – The Tsunamibots
8.)) Android Anxiety – The Tsunamibots
9.) Co2 U Later – The Tsunamibots

I really want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and smooth. OK, Let’s dive in and play a ton of sweet songs.

10.) Prime – Black Rabbit
11.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
12.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
13.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No

I think that is my favorite Mountain song, but I say that about so many of their new songs. Great song from Francis who put on a ferocious show at Waking Windows. I love the Vetica song and Rabbit rocked WW hard too. OK, here is the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. It’s the title song.

14.) Engine – Kelly Ravin Music
15.) Hopin’ That I’m Wrong – Will
16.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
17.) 45 – Clever Girls

I missed Clever at WW, but fortunately, so did the lightning. Great song form Hana. It was cool to run into Eoin and Dave at WW. Great song from Kelly. This next song always fills me with hope.

18.) The Possibility Shop – The Red Telephone
19.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
20.) Safe To Say – SWALE
21.) By Design – The Nancy Druids

It was great to see Druids at WW. I love that Swale song. Same goes for the Hero song. Sean from Telephone and Druids may have a show coming up in the near future with Matt Hutton so we may get to hear some Telephone songs live soon. I love this next song.

22.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
23.) Able To Breathe – Peter Burton
24.) Lovely Day – gneiss
25.) I Ruined The Moon – Ruckzuck

I think Ruckzuck are coming back in a couple of months. I can’t wait to see them again. Lovely is such a beautiful song. Great songs from Peter and Carol. All of those are from Robot Dog sessions and the first three feature the studio piano. OK, we’re running late but I’m going to play one more set. This song just fills me.

26.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
27.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
28.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

Those songs are all so great. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Margaret – Marillion
Three Pistols – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Down The Hours – Edensong
The Awful Ache – The Church
On Top Of The World – Deep Purple
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
Break – Slingshot Dakota
Heavy – Clever Girls

regular awesome programming

David Rosane & The Zookeepers at Cork Wind Bar and Market April 21, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturday’s ago at Cork Wine Bar & Market. The day began with the memorial service for my mom at the Williston Federated Church. After the service, and spending time with friends and family, my brother Ken and I thought we could use a little music.

We took the long drive to Waterbury and finally found the place. David Rosane was onstage singing and we were enthusiastically greeted by Jennifer Grossi and Don Sinclair. David played songs about no scary monsters and burying them and rocked out a nice Freeway. Soon after that Jen and Don took the stage and David Rosane & The Zookeepers were complete. They played a song about having a merry effing Christmas and one about having a fascinating life. They played a cool version of Grandma then played one about going home. Urban Country was great and so was the one about Devils and Angels. They played a song about telling the children what I’ve done and one that asks where my magic carpet is, before I hit the ground. This City was fun and Judgement Day kept me from being afraid. Ba Doom made me a feminist (and a lot of other ists) and Stardust For Dessert sent the usual chills. Hope In The Dark shone a powerful light and Sugar & Cream was sweet. They sang of a world with no enemies and one about my life out west. The Real World was cool and Break A Leg had a nice swagger. My Suicide was poignant and Today Is Mine took a hopeful turn. Waking up on the sunny side was nice and Paris Is For Love made me smile. They closed with something about liquid sunshine.

We hung out and chatted for a bit then took the long drive home. It was a long and beautiful day.

 

Zeus Springsteen and Edensong at The Monkey House April 14, 2018   Leave a comment

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Zeus Springsteen pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturday’s ago at The Monkey House. It was one of those nights where the main band seemed cool and the opener would be great, so off I went.

I got in and settled and Zeus Springsteen started to rock. They had a huge sound and I think Chris Farnsworth had a new keyboard effect for his guitar. I didn’t know the opener, but loved it. It may be called Ossuary. They rocked out Rental and took a nice prog turn in the middle of What‘s Inside A Thing. Landlord and Signal Loss were fun then they pulled out a cover of Madman Across The Water. Your Funeral was cool and they talked about the video they did for it. They rocked out a couple more and closed the night with Lights Of Montreal. It was a glorious show.

Up next Edensong took the stage. They played a set of classic prog rock. They opened with a huge long song that followed a fun path. The whole set followed that vibe and I was in a happy place. They sang about the sixth day and asked us to fill in the blanks. They played a rocking fun song that took a lovely mellow turn then rocked hard. It should have ended the set but one guy asked if they would play more. They played a song about a cold city that should have ended the night. The guy asked for another and they played another 10 or 15 minute epic piece and I loved every moment. They finally called it a night and I took the lovely walk home with a smile on my face and epic song journeys in my heart.

 

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Edensong pic by Tim Lewis

Posted May 4, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Father Figuer at Radio Bean April 9, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a few Monday’s ago at Radio Bean. It was one of those nights where I got out of work, had time to grab a bite to eat, then took the walk down to see the show.

I had heard good things about Father Figuer and wanted to check them out. I got in settled and showtime was upon us. They lit into the first song with a stark solo guitar that slid into a moody dirge before it began to rock. They built it up for a bit, then eased off for a bit, then built it into a nice rock freakout. As it played through, it eased off into a quiet ending. I was hooked. The rest of the set stayed in that wonderful heavy zone. The second song was slow and sludgy. The third was mellow and ended with a lush haze. The packed room was pleased as they alternated between slow and medium paced rock songs with occasional over the top guitar work. They closed the set with a nice rocker that had a rip out the sky solo towards the end.

I didn’t stay long after they finished, and took the lovely walk home. It’s so great to know that there are new bands starting up in our town all the time. I cant wait to see where they go from here.

Posted May 4, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 256 Thursday May 3, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Carraway at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 3rd. It can be streamed from the website of here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before Changes – David Bowie

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by welcoming Mike Luoma to WBKM. It was fun to chat with him earlier today. He’s helping with the programming and asked me to put together a file with some of the greatest local songs. I put 178 songs into it, but need to add more. Here are four of them.

1.) It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
2.) The Art Of Giving In – 1881
3.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
4.) In Waves – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah’s from Massachusetts but visits us often. I wanted one of her songs to highlight all of the New England bands who come to town a lot. Telephone grew out of the legendary local band Envy. That song is so sweet. 1881 are just amazing. Let’s Whisper always fill my heart with smiles. OK, here’s a treat for us all. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for some live music from a wonderful band.

5.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
6.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
7.) Kool – Carraway
8.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

I want to thank the band for being so amazing. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Carraway are playing Saturday at Higher Ground with lovelytheband. OK, this weekend all of Winooski will be taken over by hundreds of bands in a giant festival called Waking Windows. The rest of tonight’s show will be filled with a few of the local bands who will perform. Let’s begin with Kelly Ravin who’s album Engine is the one I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

9.) Telescope – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) Hang ‘Em High School – Barbacoa
11.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson Music
12.) Owen – Clever Girls

The girls will rock the Rotary stage in the middle of it all on Friday night. Barbacoa and Lowell will be on the main stage. Kelly will be at McKee’s. These next bands will play Friday night too.

13.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
14.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
15.) If I Knew – Binger
16.) The Big One – The High Breaks

The Breaks will be at Water Works on Friday. Binger will be at Four Quarters Brewing. Carol will be at Scout & Co and Wren will be at Lucky Cloud. These next two bands will play Friday night at Last Stop Sorts Bar.

17.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
18.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
19.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy

Cancer will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday and it’s nice to have that classic ’90’s band back in action, now and then. Francis will play the main stage on Saturday. This next band will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday.

21.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
22.) Hands – J Bengoy
23.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

Anais will be at the Methodist Church on Sunday. Swale will be there on Saturday. Francesca will be at Scout & Co on Saturday. Bengoy and the Shakers will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday. Well, that’s all the time we have tonight. I could do another hour and not get to all of the local bands who will play Waking Windows. Lots of national bands will be coming to town too so it should be completely amazing. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Raingods Dancing – Fish
Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Bring It All Back – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
The First of May – Colin Nicholas Clary
Go Ahead – farm
Lovely Day – gneiss
Palace Of Tears – Radio Underground
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Needle Gun – Hawkwind
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Rock And Roll Transplant – Derek Smalls
The Friends Of Mr Cairo – Jon and Vangelis
Heavy – Clever Girls
Jigsaw – Marillion
regular programming