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Radio Show 262 Thursday June 14, 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 June 14. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Once In My Life – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a bluesy local song.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
4.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket will put on their usual amazing performance at Magic Hat tomorrow. Kind Bud will be at the Double E in Essex tomorrow. Cool songs from Jason and the Admiral. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) Parasite – Miku Daza
6.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
7.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
8.) Panic – Miku Daza

That was such a great rocking performance. Thanks Miku!! Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great, thanks to Sam for helping out with the setup and tear down, thanks to Christian (I hope I got that right) and Phoebe Zorn for the great film work on the video, and finally, I want to thank Burlington Beer Company for the lovely libations. OK, let’s play the last song(s) from Engine.

9.) Empty All Of Your Guns/Pretend (?) – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

I’ve been listening to their album The Uncanny Doom Service a lot lately and that song just keeps jumping out. Great rocker from Kelly that sounds louder than last week. Guns is the last song on the album, but the track has an unaccredited bonus song and I had to include it. I’ll pick a new album to begin playing song after song, week after week until it’s done. OK, let’s rock.

12.) Broken Radio – The Cush
13.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
14.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
15.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who was at Shelburne Vineyard last Saturday.

16.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
17.) Practicing – Steady Betty
18.) London – Tom Pearo
19.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the upcoming Book Of Zoo album. David was on VPR earlier today talking about the upcoming tour to raise funds for, and to highlight the importance of Vermont’s libraries. It will run from late June to August all over our state. Cool song from Tom who will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Betty rocked that club last weekend and great song from Myra. OK, this next guy will be at Zenbarn tomorrow.

20.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
21.) Severed – The Decemberists
22.) Essex Ferry – The Mountain Carol
23.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin

That’s a cool new song that Adam just released. Great song form Carol’s new album Starkiller and The Banshees. I’ve been listening to it a lot and love the whole album. The Decemberists put on a great show Saturday at the Shelburne Museum and that song really jumped out. Milton is so great. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Wednesday.

24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton from RT will play a show in town very soon. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Courage – The Tragically Hip
Ripples – Genesis
In the Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Not I – Andriana Chobot
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
I Believe – Dam Kat
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Havana Affair – The Ramones
Innocent Exile – Iron Maiden
Assassing – Marillion
Ripple – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
regular awesome programming

 

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Joe Adler & Jaco Schiller and Dan Blakeslee at Radio Bean May 26th at Radio Bean   Leave a comment

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Joe Adler and Jaco Schiller

 

I had a great night of seeing music May 26th at Radio Bean. It had been a challenge to get out and see music. With lots of paperwork to deal with after mom’s death and working five 50 hour weeks in a row, I’ve mostly been coming home and collapsing. I put in a 10 hour day that Saturday but still had a little energy left.

I took the short walk down to the Bean and got in and settled. Joe Adler got up to sing and play acoustic guitar and was joined by Jaco Schiller on accordion. He added a nice flow to Joe’s strong songs. They began with a breezy Relax then ordered up some Coffee & Eggs. Joe leaned into the phone microphone for a beautiful version of Brothers And Sisters. They pulled out covers of Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel and Beck’s Asshole. They took a ride with Midnight Jones And The Jimmer then sang about how the friends you see every day slip away, and how tomorrow is just a game that we play. They sang about a Little Bird then took us on a trip to Atlantic City. They introduced us to Mr Siegal then sang about Old Mary. They had us sing along to Many A Girl and the room was hopping. What a great way to end the show.

I had heard great things about Dan Blakeslee but had never seen him. I hung out for his first set and enjoyed his singer/songwriter country sound. He sang about a bonfire in Burlington. He sang about being between the darkness and you. He graced us with a new song about not being a gambling man then told us how to stick it to the man any way you can. He pulled out a countrified cover of Just Like A Woman then sang about carrying you with me wherever I go. I think it was about being on tour. He was lively and fun when chatting with the audience between songs. He sang about a kitten and about how home is in the heart. I missed the details about the song that closed the set but it was as cool as the others.

I had to work early in the morning so I ducked out quickly after his set was done. I’m so glad I finally got a chance to hear him play and sing, and it’s always a treat to listen to Joe. What a great night.

Yea music!!

 

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Dan Blakeslee

 

Posted June 8, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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The Nancy Druids at Light Club Lamp Shop May 29, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music Tuesday May 29th at Light Club Lamp Shop. I worked until 9, did a quick turnaround at home and walked downtown. I got in about 5 minutes late for the 9:30 show but the band were not on yet. I got nicely settled then The Nancy Druids opened with Sky. Just Another Day rocked hard and Vondle Park blew through my mind like a cool breeze. That is such a magical song. December had a nice shimmer and By Design caught everyone in the room. Sean’s singing and guitar playing were nice and it was cool to concentrate on the many leads that he let loose on us. Ann Mindell rocked the drums and gave most of the songs a sassy ending. Salvation soared then Bitter Days began with John getting a nice Rickenbacker thump. Can’t Remember Who You Were rocked hard and Disappear had a nice solo at the end. Halo blew the room away then they followed with the super catchy Sign. They closed the night by rocking The Space Between into the stratosphere. I wish you were there to see it.

I hung out for a bit then took the short and lovely walk home. I’m go glad the timing worked out so well and I was able to catch them again.

Posted June 8, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Matt The Gnat And The Gators featuring Miss Saxy at Red Square June 7, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music at Red Square yesterday afternoon. Usually, it’s hard to get out on a Thursday to see music due to my radio show. I put it together in the morning, caught a nap in the early afternoon and thought I could make it downtown for the 4-6 show then make it home in time for the write-up.

The walk downtown was lovely and went quick. I could hear the band playing as I zipped by the alley and slid into the bar. I got a drink and wandered to the front of the stage as Matt the Gnat and the Gators were playing Done Saving Bones. Matthew Bryan Hagen has a deadpan lyric delivery and his hands quickly create simple sounding chords on the guitar. Caroline Marie mixes backing vocals and sax, and sang a section of one of the dark tales. Each song is a story that slowly unfolds, seldom with pleasant results. They sang about a drunk abusive mermaid on She Loved Selling Seashells By The Seashore. They sang about how Kids Run From A Falling Star. They sang about a man sitting in a bar wondering if he is Jack The Ripper on Born On Cobblestone In 1847. Remember when you were in a high school band and you looked at the moon and wondered if it was evil and out to get you? If so, Lady Moon is the song for you. Everyone has hitchhiked and been picked up by the Devil so One Day Closer To The Devil should become an international hit soon. Sweet Jesus told the tale of a man who had to break out of prison so he could get more cookies from his uncle Jesus to appease his fellow inmates. It did not turn out well. The band did an about face with the happy tale of how Miss Saxy lost her coat one winter night and found a replacement in the lost and found at the club. On the walk home she fell through the ice but the coat acted as a float and saved her. Since then they have been searching for the person who forgot the coat in the club, and exemplified it in song with Looking For Forgetful Louis Brown. They told a story of a woman who was about to cross the road but got her foot run over on the first step. One Wheel Mama never did let us know if she made it to the other side. Paper Doll was cool with the being flat and being an alcoholic wet nap jokes. They sang about a Cereal Killer in the morning and lamented how I Forgot My Baby At The Reunion Dance. They sang about A Rough Day For A Blue Collar, then things took an even darker turn. The story about the assassin who makes gumbo out of his victims came alive in The Snake Doctor’s Gumbo. There’s A Loss In Finding Innocence rang true as did I Love Your Perfect Disguise. They told the tale of the doomed spaceman about to burn up in the atmosphere and become A Cut In the Night Sky. They sang of the dangers of the man on the street begging for money and reaching for your ankles on Dalton Delaney. You know the old insult saying your daddy is the mailman? In Gatorland it became My Mama Was The Mailman. You’ll have to stick around until the end to find out who daddy is. They closed the set with A Monster’s Holiday.

I ducked out quickly and took the lovely walk home. I had plenty of time to get settled and let folks know what was happening on my radio show that night. I’m so happy the timing worked so well and I got to hear so many gators

Posted June 8, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 261 Thursday June 7, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11p, US Eastern time Thursday June 7. It can be streamed from the WBKM.ORG website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

You’re Not Alone – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been warm and cold this week. There are flowers everywhere. Burlington is filled with jazz so let’s begin tonight with some blues.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley
4.) Killer Bee Bop – Zoot Wilson
5.) Frozen Winning Streaks Of A Gambler – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

It was cool to see Matthew Bryan Hagen and Caroline Marie play everything except that song this afternoon at Red Square. Zoot rocked us in the ’70’s and Chris put out that album recently. Nice live version of Goner from the new mellower version of the admiral. Cool song form Jason. OK, let’s rock. Here is the next song on Engine.

6.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin Music
7.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service
8.) Big Starr – sleeping in
9.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai

Doom and Samurai will be at Big Heavy World next Wednesday. Sleeping will be there tomorrow. Great song from Kelly. OK, let’s keep rocking.

10.) Broken Radio – The Cush
11.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
12.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
13.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who will be at Shelburne Vineyard on Saturday.

14.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
15.) Practicing – Steady Betty
16.) London – Tom Pearo
17.) Tripping Along – The Decemberists

I’m very excited to see the Decemberists at Shelburne Museum on Saturday. Tom will be at Red Square tomorrow. Betty will take over Nectar’s tomorrow. OK, let’s play another song from I’ll Be Your Girl.

18.) Once In My Life – The Decemberists
19.) Sequoia 1 – Binger
20.) A Dark Light – Aram Bedrosian
21.) Born A Man – Aaron Flinn

Cool older song from Aaron. Great new song from Aram. The Binger song is a few years old and Once is quite new. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Get Out – Clever Girls
23.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
24.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
25.) Running Away From Home – The Snaz

They broke up but it’s such a cool song I want to keep playing it. Great song from Milton. Nice heavy rockers from Bull and Clever. OK, let’s switch things up a little. This next performer played on Monday and Tuesday as part of Jazzfest.

26.) Skylark – Tiffany Pfeiffer and The Discarnate Band
27.) Yea Right – Made By Robots
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Great rocker from Swale. Cool jazzy pieces by Tiffany and the Robots. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Feel Free – Dam Kat
Experiment IV – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Hollow – The Cush
Liluth – analog missionary
Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
Strontium Burning – TILT
Sealine – The Church
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 260 Thursday May 31, 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 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Humble Stance – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I love to play this first song around this time of year.

1.) Last Day Of May – The Red Telephone
2.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
3.) Finder – Madelines
4.) Sky – The Nancy Druids

It was great to see the Druids Tuesday night at Light Club Lamp Shop. Finder is a classic from the ’90’s. Such great songs from Ninja and Telephone. OK, let’s play the next song on Engine.

5.) One For The Road – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!
7.) I Didn’t Know You Were a Wizard – Colin Nicholas Clary
8.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band are amazing and that’s such a great song. I love the build in Wizard. Nice epic from Speed and great song from Kelly. Telephone and the Druids are 3/4ths of Envy so let’s play one of their songs.

9.) Bomb – Envy
10.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
11.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
12.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

When isn’t it time to save the world? Great song from Ruckzuck that makes me think of all of the flowers blooming everywhere. I played the Envy song since it’s so great, and played the Mountain song ’cause I thought they would go well together. OK, this next band have a show at ArtsRiot on Saturday for an album release.

13.) Sealab – Bison
14.) Nobody’s Business – Myra Flynn Music
15.) Earth Ain’t Dirt – Mycelium MC
16.) If I Knew – Binger

Cool song from Binger. Truth from the MC. Myra will be at Shelburne Vineyards a week from Saturday. Cool song from Bison. Say, do you ever look up to the Lord above and wonder why? This next song may be for you.

17.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
18.) Mama – Ivamae
19.) I Got A Job – Maryse Smith
20.) Soul Piggy Bank – SWALE
21.) Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
22.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
23.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
24.) I Quit – Blotto

I want to dedicate most of that set to people who work for a living. You know what I mean. I had to play the Ivamae song since I’m so happy that she got her Kickstarter funded. OK, let’s take a ride downtown.

25.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley
26.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
27.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
28.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
29.) Dino – The Mountain Carol

Carol’s new album comes out tomorrow. Great song from the classic VT band. I love that rocker from the Contrarian. I saw Joe play that song last week at Radio Bean. Great song from Chris and the All Stars band. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Fiddler’s Green – The Tragically Hip
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Waking The Witch – Kate Bush
The ConstrucKtion Of Light – King Crimson
The Sleep Of No Dreaming – Porcupine Tree
In The Mood – Robert Plant
Hymnalayas – Gong
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
When Med Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming.