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Radio Show 311 Thursday June 27, 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 June 27, 2019. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Lined up before
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Buffalo – Late Night
Jellyfish – The Steph Pappas Experience
Navigate – Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA
Suzy Is A Headbanger – The Ramones

Song before: Ba Doom – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s so cool that David and the band have begun this year’s tour of libraries. I caught them last Friday in Burlington and they are in Enosburg tomorrow. Call your local library to find out when they will come and play. OK, let’s begin with a band who used to play in town and now play all over the world.

1.) Bells – THE VACANT LOTS
2.) Nicky Says – Black Rabbit
3.) L Ron Hubbard – Humble Hero
4.) Power Up – James Kochalka
5.) Boredom – Ninja Custodian
6.) No More – The Wards

The Wards rocked us hard in the ’80’s. Ninja played furious shows in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. James plays some fun quirky songs and has been doing so for a long time. Hero will be at City Lights in Vergennes tomorrow. Rabbit are just amazing and the Lots seem on top of the world. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio and keep rocking.

7.) Skybot – Blowtorch
8.) Paydirt – Blowtorch
9.) Rising On – Blowtorch
10.) Bridge Out – Blowtorch
11.) Ready, Fire, Aim – Blowtorch
12.) Say Her Name – Blowtorch
13.) Mirror – Blowtorch
14.) Thank You – Blowtorch

Thanks for that amazing performance Blowtorch! Thanks for the recording Sam Mark and thanks to Christian James for the video work. Thanks for hosting Ryan Cohen. OK, so something cool happened this week. Beloved local photographer Matthew Thorsen, who recently passed away, just had a street in Burlington named after him. The alley by Red Square is now known as Thorsen Way. Here is a song about walking around the streets of Burlington.

15.) Yayo – Dirty Blondes
16.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight
17.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
18.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
19.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
20.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

That is such a great rock song. That can be said for all of the powerhouse songs in that set. OK, let’s keep rocking. This band will be in Holland VT on Saturday and at The Monkey House on Sunday.

21.) Vocal Fry – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
22.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
23.) Creatures – Hayley Jane and the Primates
24.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy

The lyric is a little dark, but that’s such a fun song otherwise. Haley and the band are a force of nature. Great rockers from Cannons and Jessica. OK, this band are at SideBar tonight.

25.) Dumb Smile – Clever Girls
26.) Tho’ Dark Be My Way – Hallowell
27.) Straw Boy – Cricket Blue
28.) Jail Song – Senayit
29.) Dreamcatcher – Abby Sherman

That’s a new song from Abby. I got to hear her sing on Friday at Radio Bean and was very impressed. I got to hear Senayit Tomlinson sing at the Fletcher Free Library on Friday and was very impressed. That’s yet another lovely song from Cricket. Thanks Chris Farnsworth for turning me on to Hallowell’s music. Great song from Clever. OK, these next three artists will perform Saturday as Duck Duck Goose at the Marriott.

30.) Captured In Circles – Julia Beerworth
31.) My Daughter’s Hand – Aaron Flinn
32.) I’ve Got Nothing To Do – Josh Glass
33.) Chosen Names – Julia Caesar
34.) Plays The Enchanted Bass – Hill Wizard
35.) Gazerbeam – The Mountain Says No

It was great to hear Mountain rock the Bean on Friday. That’s another cool song from the mountain spirit. Julia will rock the Bean tomorrow. I’m so psyched for Duck. 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
State Of Mind – Fish
Stay – The Tragically Hip
Why We Build The Wall – Anais Mitchell
It’s A Miracle/Amused To Death – Roger Waters
Spread Your Wings – Queen
Wake Me When It’s Over – Longwave
All In My Mind – Love And Rockets
The sound Of A – Alice Cooper
The Disillusionist – The Church
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

Silver Bridget at Farmhouse Tap & Grill June 17, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a week ago Monday at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill. The show was scheduled from 7-9 and I had to work until 7:30. I got out quickly and drove downtown. I got parked close by and walked into the lovely outside deck. I found a seat near the band and began to listen.

Silver Bridget played as a trio and their instrumental takes on classic songs were as delightful as ever. They were playing Country Roads as I got a beer, then followed with Old Man. Johnnie Day Durand gave the saw a little extra bend to wring out the notes. John Townsend strummed the acoustic guitar and kicked the drums as Matt Saraca played lead electric guitar. She Loves You followed and sounded nice, then they ended the set,

It was great to chat with them during the break, but soon it was time to discover how out of Bridget shape I’m in. The first two songs in the second set sounded very familiar but I couldn’t grasp them. I think one was a Beatles song and one might have been a Beach Boys tune. Across The Universe was easy to spot and sounded lovely. Creep had a nice dark edge to it and they followed with Over The Rainbow. I missed the next three, but thoroughly enjoyed them. We took a trip on the Blue Bayou and am reasonably sure we went Here, There, And Everywhere after that. Only Love Can Break Your Heart was achingly beautiful then they kicked into high gear for a blistering Paint It Black to close the night.

I hung out for a bit but soon, it was time to head home. It’s great to see them, but next time, I need to bring friends to help out.

Posted June 26, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 310 Thursday June 20, 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 June 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Lined up before

Waiting For A Miracle – Bruce Cockburn
If Only I Was Lonely – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
The Straw Man – decker.
Dream Drop – Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA

Song Before: Beautiful Day – U-2

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

1.) Elliott – Cricket Blue
2.) See – Abby Sherman
3.) She’s Leaving Home – Silver Bridget
4.) Entropy Always Wins – Jason Baker

Jason has a cool show at at State Park tomorrow then plays as part of the Pete Seeger singalong at the The Black Box Theatre on Saturday. I caught a set by Bridget at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill on Monday and they were as delightful as ever. Abby will be at Radio Bean tomorrow. That’s another lovely song from Cricket. OK, so there are a few bands playing at Fletcher Free Library tomorrow. The show starts at 1 and I think this band go on at 3.

5.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
6.) Nova Scotia – The Steph Pappas Experience
7.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
8.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band

Robin and the band were on Rocket Shop yesterday. Thanks Big Heavy World for your continued support of local music. I think they helped with the library show too. Eastern are at SideBar tonight. Steph and the band will rock the Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow at 7 and the Zoo gets loose tomorrow at 3. I should be able to catch both, depending on how long my 5pm thing goes. OK, this band will rock ArtsRiot tomorrow.

9.) Whirlpool Rider – The High Breaks
10.) Coral Exam – The WetOnes
11.) Only Human – The Brand New Luddites
12.) CO2 You Later – The Tsunamibots

Robots can surf. That’s a cool song from the Luddites. The Wet Ones are new and surfing it up. The Breaks have been surfing it up for a while. This next band are at Sidebar tonight also.

13.) Full Moon Flowers – Zeus Springsteen
14.) Statistik – The Mountain Says No
15.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
16.) Bitchcraft – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

I needed a heavy rock song for that slot and love that witchy song. Hen and Mountain will be at the Bean tomorrow night. That’s such a great song from Zeus. OK, this next band just turned eight. Happy Birthday!!

17.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
18.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
19.) Six O”Clock – The Wards
20.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
21.) Clockwise – Blowtorch

I’m joining up with Blowtorch tomorrow at 5 to record a Live From Robot Dog Studio session for next week. Great newer classic punk song from Fight and classic old punk song from Wards. I needed a solid rocker for that slot and love that ripping song. Bravo are so much fun. OK, how was your day?

22.) Lovely Day – gneiss
23.) Sunny Skies – Be•er
24.) Graduation Day – Aaron Flinn
25.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
26.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway

That’s such at catchy song from Carraway and the one from Milton is the same. Most everyone has graduated by now. We’ve had a lot of lovely sunny days lately. Spring is about to end so I have to play this song.

27.) Brink Of Summer – The Red Telephone
28.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
29.) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Book ‘Em Blues Band
30.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

That’s a great rocker from Anders. Love was recorded live at a WBKM birthday party a few years ago. Those are such great songs from Siberians and Telephone. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after – Lucky – Fish
Putting Down – The Tragically Hip
Take A Long Line – Angel City
Supper’s Ready (live) – Genesis
A Great Good Comes – analog missionary
Hide In Your Shell – Super tramp
The Disillusionist – The Church
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming.

Posted June 21, 2019 by tmusicfan in WBKM Burlington's Kind of Music

Radio Show 309 Thursday June 13, 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 June 13. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Lined up before
Hey You – Jesse Taylor
The Sound Of A – Alice Cooper
Neurotica – Adrian Belew
Spades – decker.
Null – Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA
A Day In The Life Of James Bond – Josh Bridgman

Song before – From Russia With Love – Matt Monro

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a song I can relate to. I’ve got some skills, but am not especially handy.

1.) No Carpenter – Cricket Blue
2.) Light In Your Eyes – John Townsend
3.) It Occurred To Me – Adaline (Addie Herbert)
4.) Indigenous Souls – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter

That’s such a cool song from Jeremy. Adaline is divine. That’s another song form John’s Seattle Songs album. That’s another great song from Cricket Blue. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Across The Desert Sand – Jason Baker
6.) The Last Living Coral – Jason Baker
7.) Something That’s Never Been Done Before – Jason Baker
8.) We Don’t Know Any Better – Jason Baker
9.) Entropy Always Wins – Jason Baker
10.) Ace Of Spades – Jason Baker

I really want to thank Jason for that great set. He was joking about doing the Motorhead song so when I asked if he would do it at the end, he was a great sport, but thinks the end was a little rough. It’s definitely rock and roll. I want to thank Sam Mark who ran the show and did the recording and thanks Ryan Cohen for hosting. OK, let’s keep rocking.

11.) Enter Sandman – Troy Millette Music
12.) Hide – Be•er
13.) I Know You Rider – Bardela
14.) Blessed Light – Kristina Stykos Music

That’s another great song from her River Of Light album. That’s such a fun cover from Bardela. That’s a great song from Be-er, whose album I just got. Great cover from Troy who will be at The Double E tomorrow. OK, so this next artist created a great album that became a play and it just won 7 Tony awards this week. Let’s listen to a chunk of Hadestown.

15.) Gone, I’m Gone – Anais Mitchell
16.) When The Chips Are Down – Anais Mitchell
17.) Wait For Me – Anais Mitchell
18.) Why We Build The Wall – Anais Mitchell
19.) Our Lady Of The Underground – Anais Mitchell

We are all so proud of her great accomplishment. Way to go! OK, let’s keep rocking.

20.) On My Way – Hover
21.) Golden Cadillac – Happy Spangler
22.) Is It My Body? – Peg Tassey MUSIC
23.) ETI ( Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – The Contrarian

The Contrarian, aka Casey Rae, just released a book this week called William s Burroughs And The Cult Of Rock And Roll. We’re all so proud of his great accomplishment. I just had to play some of his music, and might play some more soon. That’s a fun cover of the Alice Cooper song . Cadillac is such a great song. The Hover one is too. OK, let’s play an original Contrarian song.

24.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
25.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
26.) Pale Rage – Invisible Homes
27.) Falter – Julia Caesar
28.) Piranha Love – The Steph Pappas Experience

That’s such a fun rocking song. Falter is just amazing, and so is Pale. That’s a classic from CC and another great song from The Contrarian. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
3-D – Fish
Lake Fever – The Tragically Hip
Dancing In The Ruins – Blue Oyster Cult
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
Roadhouse Blues – Blue Oyster Cult
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
We Live For Love – Pat Benatar
Friends Of Mr. Cairo – Jon & Vangelis
When The Music’s Over – The Doors
Jacob’s Ladder – Rush
Madness To The Method – Blue Oyster Cult
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
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 308 Thursday June 06, 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 June 6. You can stream it from the website or here: It will go as follows.

Lined up before
Right Place Wrong Time – Dr John
Goin’ Back To New Orleans – Dr John
Ol’ Dirty Revival – decker.
Inner Revolution – Adrien Belew
The Ghost In You – The Psychedelic Furs
Once In My Life – The Decemberists

Song before: Emerald Lies – Marillion

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with the next song on Serotinalia.

1.) Milkman – Cricket Blue
2.) Summer Star – Clare Byrne
3.) Emerald Lake – Adrienne Cooper Smith
4.) The River – Kat Wright

That’s a great rocker from Kat. Adrienne just put out a new EP called Nagra that was recorded on tape. Is summer actually here? It’s starting to look that way. That’s such a cool story from Cricket. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Nova Scotia – The Steph Pappas Experience
6.) Energy – The Steph Pappas Experience
7.) Piranha Love – The Steph Pappas Experience
8.) Jellyfish – The Steph Pappas Experience
9.) Jazz – The Steph Pappas Experience

Wow, what an incredible performance. Loren and Matt did a great job flowing through the rhythms, and Steph’s singing and guitar playing was just over the top. Thanks for making everything sound so great Ryan Cohen. Steph and the band will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on June 21 so go check out that show! OK, it’s Jazzfest so let’s play a couple of jazz songs.

10.) Skylark – Tiffany Pfeiffer and The Discarnate Band
11.) Elmer’s Van – the le duo
12.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
13.) Buffalo – Late Night

I’ve had that song stuck in my head for the last week so I thought I’d share. I love that song from the Shakers. Le Duo are such great musicians. I was bummed to work through Tiffany’s Jazzfest show. I had to play some of her music. So, something cool happened this week. Swale submitted a song to NPR’s Tiny Desk contest and did not win, but received a lot of notice, and even did a cool interview. They submitted the song coming up and described it as a love song for people struggling with addiction. Of course it is perfect for that and more. We all feel lost sometimes, and hearing Amanda Gustafson being so positive and giving a path out of that is very powerful. I’ve always loved and held this song dear. It’s gotten me through hard times. Please share it if you or anyone you know is feeling that way.

14.) If You Get Lost – SWALE
15.) Don’t Cough Me Out – Slowdim
16.) Premeditated – Slingshot Dakota
17.) It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper

I love that song and wanted to bookend the set with pure positive vibes. I’m loving Heaving Banding, the new Slingshot album. Slowdim are from Boston and are friends of the show and I haven’t played their music in a while and thought it was time. That is such a great song from Swale. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) So They Say – The New Siberians
19.) Honest Little Me – Paper Castles
20.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
21.) Endless Sunkissed Lover – gneiss
22.) Leave Me Low – Jason Halogen
23.) Today Is Mine – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

It’s almost time for year two of the tour where David and the band raise money and awareness of Vermont’s libraries. I think they kick it off June 21 at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. That’s s a cool newer song from Jason, who played around town for many years. Is Summer here? It’s starting to feel that way today. I caught Matt and his biting songs recently, and highly recommend them. Those are such great songs from Castles and the Siberians. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Tata, farewell….

24.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

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Songs after
Credo – Fish
Tiger The Lion – The Tragically Hip
Spine – Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms – KMGA
Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
Bitchcraft – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Strontium Burling – TILT
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Block – The Church
Parallels – Yes
Chamber Of Hellos – Wire Train
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boy – Traffic
Celluloid Heroes – The Kinks
Rudy – Supertramp
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Walk On Water – Jane Siberry
Radiance – The Church
Jigsaw – Marillion
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

 

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.

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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