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Radio Show 293 Thursday February 14, 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 February 14. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Hearts – Jon Anderson

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Happy Valentine’s Day. Let’s begin with some songs about flowers.

1.) Magnolias – Troy Millette Music
2.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
3.) Roses – Myra Flynn Music
4.) Road Trip – Jesse Taylor

Some people like flowers, some like to go on road trips. Great song from Jesse. She and her band will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. Great songs from Myra, Cricket and Troy. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Hold – Radio Underground
6.) Gone Gone Gone – Radio Underground
7.) Lost In Space – Radio Underground
8.) Lifetime – Radio Underground

Thanks for such a fun rocking time Radio Underground. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work on Lifetime. It’s out on YouTube now. OK, here’s the next song on the New Siberians album.

9.) Hearts – The New Siberians
10.) The Art Of Giving In – 1881
11.) Tomorrow – Clever Girls
12.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Great song from Peg. Clever will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow with a couple of cool bands that I’ll mention later. Cool songs from 1881 and the Siberians. OK, it’s time for a discussion about artificial intelligence.

13.) Interview/Transmission Hope – The Brand New Luddites
14.) Robots Are Coming
15.) Interview/010010 – The Tsunamibots
16.) Whirlpool Rider – The High Breaks
17.) Joe The Insect (Dogs) – Josh Bridgman
18.) Vermonter – James Kochalka Superstar
19.) Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris

Arc will be in town Saturday for a show called A Midwinter Night’s Dream at the The Black Box Theater. James will play The Monkey House on Wednesday. Great piece by Josh. The Breaks will be at Foam Brewers tomorrow. The Tsunamibots are at Nectar’s tonight. These next two artists will be at The Karma Bird House on Saturday.

20.) Not The Light – Adam Wolf
21.) Underheard – Ivamae
22.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
23.) Clara – J Bengoy

J and Francesca will play at ArtsRiot tomorrow with Clever Girls. The Ivamae song was from Live From Robot Dog Studio Volume Two. You can get the album free on Bandcamp. Let’s close the night with three more songs from the album.

24.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
25.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa
26.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band

Those are such great songs. Well, I hope you enjoyed listening to the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs afrer
View From The Hill – Fish
Let’s Stay Engaged – The Tragically Hip
Science Fiction/Double Feature – Joan Jett
Hello, I Love You – The Doors
Love Takes its Toll – Barbacoa
I’m In Love With My Car – Queen
Love/Building on Fire – The Talking Heads
Love Is A Word – The Smittens
Love – Hana Zara
Goodnight My Love – Steady Betty
So Love May Find Us – The Church
Try To Love parts 1 & 2 – Dam Kat
Hounds Of Love – Kate Bush
Light Years Of Love – Blue Oyster Cult
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
regular awesome programming

 

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Radio Show 292 Thursday February 7, 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 tine Thursday February 7th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Skating Away – Jethro Tull

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From our small city tot he great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s cold and snowy and icy so let’s begin with a relevant song.

1.) Winter Song – Julia Beerworth
2.) Pinnacle Mountain Silver Mine – Hoot and Holler
3.) Sitting On Top Of The World – Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist
4.) Intro/May – Adrienne Cooper Smith

That’s such a cool song from Adrienne. You can get that on the just released album Live From Robot Dog Studio with Tim Lewis volume two. It’s a free release on Bandcamp and has a ton of great music. I’ll play more from the album later. Cool song from Ben. He will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Hoot are from Asheville, NC and are coming to visit us Saturday night. They will be at Light Club Lamp Shop around 7:30. Julia is just amazing. OK, here’s a treat for you. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) 80 Degrees In October – Jesse Taylor
6.) Someone Get Me A Brown Paper Bag – Jesse Taylor
7.) Road Trip – Jesse Taylor
8.) What Do I Know? – Jesse Taylor

Thanks for the beautiful music Jesse Taylor! Thanks for making us sound great Ryan Cohen. Thanks for the setup work Sam Mark and thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work on Road Trip. There is a video out now on YouTube. OK, here is some more lovely music from my new album.

9.) Made Of Stars – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
10.) Drifting – Danny & The Parts
11.) The Crow – Bardela
12.) California Dreaming – Radio Underground

It’s been such nasty weather lately, I’m doing a little California dreaming. The first three songs are all from Live From Robot Dog volume two and are great performances. So, last week, I played the last song on the Grim Work album, so it’s time to pick a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week. Let’s go back a few years and play a classic from this band’s eponymous first album. Actually, I’m playing the first two songs since the first one is an intro piece.

13.) Cutting Room Floor Show – The New Siberians
14.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
15.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
16.) Panic – Miku Daza
17.) Waste Of Time – Preece

Preece will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. Miku will rock The Monkey House on Wednesday. Both songs are from Volume Two. Cool songs from Dirtminers and Siberians. OK, get yourself into a relaxed mood.

18.) Sky Of Words/Jam/Georgie – Wren Kitz

That is such an epic piece of work from Wren and the band. You can get that on Volume Two for free. OK, this band will be at Nectar’s on Friday.

19.) Wah Wah Mountain – Revibe
20.) London – Tom Pearo
21.) Under Neath – The Mountain Carol
22.) Run Away – Troy Millette Music

Troy is releasing his new album with a show at Higher Ground tonight. Cool song from Carol that is on Volume Two. Tom is releasing a video and playing a show tomorrow at the Light Club Lamp Shop. 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
Goldfish And Clowns – Fish
Coconut Cream – The Tragically Hip
Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert – Pink Floyd
Not Now John – Pink Floyd
Hawks – Happy Spangler
Chosen Names – Julia Caesar
Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
The Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
Stairway To The Stars – Blue Oyster Cult
Without You I’m Nothing – Ace Frehley
California Über Alles – Dead Kennedys
Commando – The Ramones
Brand New Cadillac – The Clash
Golden Cadillac – Happy Spangler
All Sewn Up – Longwave
Chamber Of Hellos – Wire Train
It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
All My Life – Wide Wail
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

Adrienne Cooper Smith, Father Figuer, and Julia Caesar at The Monkey House February 1, 2019   Leave a comment

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Adrienne Cooper Smith

 

I had a great time seeing music February 1st at The Monkey House. I worked a little in the morning, went to Shelburne to spend some time with my brother, took a nap in the afternoon then went to Robot Dog Studio and interviewed Jesse Taylor and got to hear her play four really cool songs. We started early and knocked it out quickly and I had plenty of time to drive home, drop the car and take the long walk back to Winooski.

The show was scheduled to start at 8:30 and I arrived at 8:25. I got in and settled and moved through the crowd to the front as Adrienne Cooper Smith unleashed some beautifully heavy distorted notes from her electric banjo. The attentive crowd formed an arc around the stage and listened close. Her music has a fun mix of sounding like a usual singer songwriter and a punk band at the same time. Her wispy vocals juxtaposed against the intensity of her playing kept me in a state of bliss for the whole show. Towards the end she played a cool song about a place inside you then capped the set with a blistering feedback ending. She’s so great.

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Father Figuer

The set break wasn’t long and Father Figuer took the stage. Their music often starts slow and moody then builds into a furious shredding roar before easing up and doing it all over again. I’ve really enjoyed many of the performances, but something about the show that night, let me really see and understand the structure of their songs in a way I hadn’t yet. I went happily along with every rise and fall and reveled in the power and beauty of their music. I will definitely be back for more.

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Julia Caesar

Up next, Julia Caesar took the stage and were joined by a woman on violin. She added a nice edge to the sound, but did not change it much, which was cool. They opened with a lovely gentle song I did not know, but really liked. They played a song about the planets called Mars then rocked out Nosedive. They played the one about ashes ashes, all fall down and followed with a nice countryish song. At some point I was wondering why I knew so few songs, and they said that most of the songs that night were new. I felt better. They played a song about time traveling in our dreams the played a great version of Chosen Names. Stephen and Liz Stafford switched instruments for the one about being washed up on your shore again then they returned to the normal configuration for the one about letting it be without a sound. Liz had some nice guitar lines and Megan Wild Rice played some intense lead guitar parts too. They played a searing version of falter and followed with another cool new one. They closed the set with Empires and the crowd was in a happy place. They are a truly amazing band and I’m so lucky to be able to see them so often. It’s great to hear the new songs come out and come alive. I can’t wait to see where they go next.

 

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Julia Caesar

 

Jesse Taylor at Radio Bean January 29, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music January 29th at Radio Bean. I had been working different crazy hours and had been working on releasing the Live From Robot Dog Studio album, and just hadn’t made it out to see music for a couple of weeks.

I worked earlier in the day and had to work the next day, but walking to the Bean for an 8:30-9:30 show seemed like a reasonable thing to do.

I zipped out the door at the last minute and walked in almost exactly at 8:30 and Jesse Taylor was on stage playing Someone Get Me A Brown Paper Bag. Note to self, always get there early when she plays. I missed the next song as I got settled in but it sounded lovely. There is something gently catchy about her music and her lyrics take you right into the heart of the human condition. She played a song about hoping you enjoyed it and one about brighter days. She sang about getting caught up in other people’s lives then warmed us up with 80 Degrees In October. Like What You See and Waste Of Time are both really cool songs and it was a delight to listen to them. My Brain Is A Liar rang true then she sang about six days time. My noes are bad about the next three songs but I was enchanted for each one. She closed with a rocking Hey You and left us in a happy place.

I hung out and chatted with her for a little bit about the upcoming Robot Dog Studio session that we had scheduled, then took the lovely walk home.

Posted February 17, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Jesse Taylor at Radio Bean January 15, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music January 15th at Radio Bean. I worked earlier in the day and had to work the next day, but walking to the Bean for an 8:30-9:30 show seemed like a reasonable thing to do.

I zipped out the door at the last minute and walked in almost exactly at 8:30 and Jesse Taylor was on stage playing. She sounded great as I got settled, but I missed what song it was. Note to self, always be early for her shows. She played a cool new song called Adore You then delighted the fairly full room with 80 Degrees In October. She played a song about being a ghost to you and one about never changing. Her stage demeanor was relaxed and friendly and it really helped bring the audience into her lovely songs. She played Like What You See and Waste Of Time from her album, then played a new song about getting caught up in other people’s drama. She played a nice song about brighter days and one about self-doubt called My Brain Is A Liar. She played a quiet and gorgeous song about feeling lost forever then played one about six days time. She played a big bluesy rocker about questioning fears, the rocked out Hey You, which is also from her album. She closed with Someone Get Me A Brown Paper Bag and you could see the lyric connecting with the audience. Everyone was quite impressed.

I did not hang out very long after the show. The walk home was as lovely as usual.

Posted February 17, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Strangled Darlings at Nectar’s, Jesse Taylor, Nick Awad, Nick Losito, Eva Rawlings & Casey Little at Drink, and White Elephant & Father Figuer at Radio Bean January 12, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music at Nectar’s and Drink Bar on January 12th. There was a cool rock show happening with two of my favorite bands, but it sold out before I got a ticket. Plan B turned out to be quite lovely.

I got going early and stopped in at Nectar’s for dinner. I hung in the back but couldn’t help notice how much fun Strangled Darlings were. They had an indie folk sound with a kick drum for punctuation. They had fun stage banter in a married couple not really getting along sort of way. A song about when you stand up had a bit of a Talking Heads vibe. A song about buckets of sand had a Dead vibe. The whole show was lots of fun. They played a song about being homeless and living in a van in Walmart parking lots, but then I was done with dinner and the clock said it was time to move on. I’m so glad I spotted in.

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Jesse Taylor

I headed over to Drink and got settled in the bar/performance space they have downstairs. I had seen Jesse Taylor once and kind of liked her songs. I bought her album and listened to it a few dozen times and really began to love her songs. She was on first and I was really psyched. She opened with 80 Degrees in October and I was hooked, along with the rest of the crowd. She followed with Like What You see then played a newer one about adoring you. She followed with my personal favorite, at the moment, Somebody Get Me A Brown Paper Bag. It seemed to hook everyone in the room. She played a fun song about taking a road trip and followed with one about how her brain is a liar. I’m not sure what she closed with, but it was a wonderful set of music.

Nick Awad took the stage next and mixed up playing banjo and guitar. His songs had a quiet strength and connected nicely with the audience. My notes are pretty terrible but I think he sang songs bout being 30 degrees south of freezing and Anita please. He closed with a song called Vodka Sprite that was really fun. I should go see him again sooner than later.

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Nick Awad

Up next, Nick Losito took the stage and fired off the eggshell blues on slide guitar. He’s very talented and threw in a few fun time changes on the young buck blues. A song about shaking them all down had a bit of a train running through sound. He played a few more blues songs then was joined by Sarah Cutler. They sang a couple of fun songs and closed with one about bad relationships called Lonesome Town. They were great.

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Nick Losito and Sarah Cutler

Up next a woman named Eva Rawlings played a set of sultry electro pop soul. Her voice drew me in and I really enjoyed her songs. She sang about being a fool for you and about being all mine. She sang about Pepsi and leaving me alone. She sang about a pretty face and closed with a dance with the devil. I definitely need to get some of her music soon.

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Eva Rawlings

The whole event was organized by Casey Little and he took the stage next. You could hear the heavy rock influence in the sound of the songs and they remained strong despite the acoustic setting. He started off nice and bluesy with a song about cigarettes then sang about what you deserve. All of his songs were good and I really enjoyed his set. At the end he brought up a friend to sing a couple of songs.

 

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Casey Little

There were more bands on the bill but I still wanted to make one more stop. I headed over to Radio Bean and a band called White Elephant were on and rocking. I just caught a couple of songs and they were cool.

I hung out for a bit then Father Figuer hit the stage. Their songs range from a whisper to a scream and have a lot of tension and release. I basked in the gentle joy and smiled as they brought the music to tremendous heights then let it ease off. I’m not even sure how many songs they played but I was blissfully happy for every note.

When the last note faded, I took the lovely walk home. I missed a lot of great music but caught a lot of great music. That’s how it goes in Burlington.

 

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Father Figuer

Andric Severance Art Ensemble at Light Club Lamp Shop January 8, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music January 8th at Light Club Lamp Shop. It was a lovely Tuesday and I was a little bored. There was not a lot on the schedule but this show looked kind of interesting. I took the lovely walk downtown with little idea of what to expect.

It was billed as Andric Severance Art Ensemble and featured Sofia Hirsch ib violin, Matt Larocca on viola, Jacob Deva Racusin on percussion and tenor sax, Andric Severance on stand up bass, and a mystery cellist. They opened with a slow bluesy psychedelic rock jam. I’m not quite sure what kind of magic they pulled out to make those acoustic instruments so trippy, but I happily lost myself in the sound. Most of the songs were instrumental but the second one had Andric sing about what’s inside my house at the end. They mixed up bowing and plucking the stings but still produced sparkly dreamy music. One song later in the set had a Set The Controls For the Heart Of The Sun vibe. They played one that began as a broke down jam then solidified around the drums before drifting into space for a while. They played a song in G Minor and closed the set with a funky rocker.

It’s hard to really describe how cool of a show it was. I’m so glad I took a chance.

Posted February 16, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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