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Jeremy Gilchrist at Radio Bean September 30, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a couple of Sundays ago at Radio Bean. Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter used to play around all the time, but recently moved south. He swung back to town on a lovely day in late September. It was open streets day, so I enjoyed the lovely walk down the middle of North Winooski ave for the 2pm show at the Bean. I got in and settled and noted a few other friends of Jeremy there. He opened with the Vermont inspired Thunder From Mansfield To The Lake and followed with another song from his first album. Great Filter, like most of his songs, asks questions to evoke an understanding of our mortality and where we are taking our lives. After two from the first album, he followed with a few from his new album Threaded. Interstellar Kid was fun, while The Endless War was all too real. Faded Movie Reel was a look at the past to help better understand the future. He pulled out a fun cover of Round Here then played a song about how It’s Hard To Resist. He played the lovely title song to the new EP then followed with another cover. His version of Floyd’s The Gunner’s Dream fit in perfectly. He ended the set with another older song called The Great Escape, which floats hauntingly, but the audience wanted more. He closed with Pigs On The Wing into Wish You Were Here and left us sated.

I hung out and chatted for a bit then took the sunny middle of the day walk home. It had been a great afternoon of music and the evening looked like it had possibilities too.

 

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Posted October 18, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Aaron Flinn at The Double E September 29, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago at The Double E. It had been a while since I had caught up with Aaron Flinn. The timing was perfect, so I took a drive out to Essex. I grabbed some food from The Mad Taco then went into the former movie theater and began to listen. Aaron regaled us with fun stories, his super deep voice, and his amazing guitar playing. If he is feeling rusty at all, that night sure shook a bit off. He began by playing a fuzzy looped super cool song on a tiny electric guitar with a huge sound. He played Randy Newman’s God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind) and it was just wonderful. Scattered Birds was lovely then he let his hands dance explosively over the guitar on the instrumental Paper Tiger. It seems like he uses that one to really lock the fire into his playing and I’m always happy to hear him play it. He took us south for a visit to The House Of The Rising Sun, then played a poignant song called Love Is A Part, from his upcoming album. A very new instrumental called Stick To Your Guns was cool, as was another very new song called Insult To Injury. If you know Aaron at all, you know the next song, So Much Love, is him in a nutshell. He had switched to the acoustic guitar for several songs but moved electric with Miss Ready Blossom to end the set.

I hung out and chatted with Eric Koval for a bit, then it was time for set two. Aaron’s deep voice was perfect for a cover of Everybody Knows, then he followed with a song about dancing to a beating heart. He played Here Comes The Sun, the song that he and George wrote, then switched back to the electric for a gentle beautiful instrumental. He followed with a Neil Youngish instrumental, then played a song about how the steam that blows the whistle never turns the wheel. He dedicated a song to Eric about fractured bones and how when they heal, they still work, but they work differently now. He used his water glass and mic stand to play slide on a bluesy rock jam. He let it slip into a little bit of Let My Love Open The Door then sang about how everything makes me dizzy. He followed with the first song on his next album. I think the song was called Names and the album will be called Handsome Devil. The lyric was something about how sticks and stones will break my bones but names will only break my heart. He capped the night with a dizzying guitar pyrotechnics display as he urged us all to raise our hands.

I hung out for a bit then took the drive home. It’s always a pleasure to hear Aaron play. And, when he feels he’s shaken the rust off, watch out world.

Posted October 18, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 277 Thursday October 11, 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 Thursday October 11. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It’s Raining Again – Supertramp

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I caught part of a set from a woman from New York. One of her songs reminded me of a local song. Let’s begin tonight with those two songs.

1.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
2.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
3.) Parasite – Miku Daza
4.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees

Classic from the Bees. New classic from Miku. Delight reminded me a lot of Machine. OK, here is the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

5.) Retrosexual – ROUGH FRANCIS
6.) Girl In My Bed – Preece
7.) Last Night – Carraway
8.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

Doom will be at Big Heavy World on Saturday. I thought the Preece and Carraway songs would be fun together, musically and thematically. Great rocker from Francis. OK, let’s take a fun twist.

9.) Abstraction – Binger
10.) Come Outside – The Red Telephone
11.) Star – The New Siberians
12.) Crazy – Clever Girls

Great song from the Girls. They will rock Foam Brewers on Friday. I’m definitely going to be there. Classic from the Siberians. It’s been so warm for the past couple of days, I had to play Come Outside. Stunning song from Binger. This next band is playing Friday at Half Lounge, and I’m definitely going to be there.

13.) Mystery Train – The Parts
14.) I guess I’ve Had Enough Too – Eastern Mountain Time
15.) Luminous – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
16.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Such a lovely song from Peg. Michael is amazing and helps a lot of other musicians make great music too. Sean Hood from EMT will be at Radio Bean next Wednesday. Great song from the Parts. OK, this next artist will be at Club Metronome on Friday, and I’m definitely going to be there.

17.) Veil – Ivamae
18.) You Are Unobtrusive To The Point Of Invisibility – Ouzkxqlzn
19.) Forget It When I Said It – Wren Kitz
20.) Eucarina É Guerrero – Mal Maïz

Great song from Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band. Great song from Wren’s new Lovebird album. Ouzkxqlzn will be at The Monkey House on Monday. She also plays Saturday at the fringe festival happening in the Old North End of Burlington Thursday through Sunday. Great song from Ivamae. Here’s a gorgeous song.

21.) Baby, Let My Money Keep You Warm – Milton Busker and the Grim Work.
22.) Pauline – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
23.) Blue Water – Radio Underground
24.) All Down Tonight – SWALE

Swale are playing Friday at the Methodist Church in Winooski and I will definitely be there. So, I guess that’s a work order for one me and three clones? Cool song from the new RU album Dark and Getting Darker. Another cool song from The Book Of Zoo. Milton is so great. OK, this song just got released.

25.) I Don’t Exist – Why Nona
26.) Climbing Slowly – Bent Muffbanger
27.) Bell Jar – When Particles Collide
28.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids

Great rocker from the Druids. Huge rocking song from Particles. Bent is from the Lyndon area and has been making music for a while. Cool song from Nona. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Ta ta. Farewell. See You…..

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Credo – Fish
So Hard Done By – The Tragically Hip
Homesick – Jakals
Images – Saga
Oh You! You’re You! – Ruckzuck
Neon Skyline – Hawkwind
Still I’m Sad – Rainbow
The Mystic And The Muse – Renaissance
Saturation Brain – Arc Iris
Falter – Julia Caesar
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here = Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 276 Thursday October 4, 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 Thursday October 4. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: America Dreams – Jason Baker

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a drummer who plays in lots of bands and also has a marimba career.

1.) Oysters – Jane Boxall Percussion with Miriam Bernardo
2.) Number 1 – Loida & Lenahan
3.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
4.) Pancakes – Hana Zara

Such a powerful song from Hana. Serena will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you like that song, go check out her show. L&L will be at Light Club Lamp Shop that night too. They are a duo from Boston with synesthesia, so that could be an interesting show. Jane is amazing and Miriam’s vocals add a sweet touch. OK, this next artist will be at Juniper on Saturday.

5.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
6.) Comfort – The Beerworth Sisters
7.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
8.) Liar – Maryse Smith

Great song from Maryse. I hope she comes back to visit soon. Cool song from Bud. He will be at The Double E tomorrow. Julia Beerworth and Josh have a cool thing going, and will bring it to Juniper on Saturday. This next artist is playing a DIY show at a place called Red Car Party tomorrow.

9.) Not The Light – Adam Wolf
10.) Via Champlain – Some Hollow
11.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts
12.) What If – REDadmiral

The Admiral will be at Switchback Brewing Company tomorrow. The Parts will be at The Skinny Pancake Burlington on Saturday. Hollow will be at the Double E on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop on Tuesday.

13.) A Stranger Time – Chazy Lake
14.) Pale Blue Dot – Sputoola
15.) Suspended – J Bengoy
16.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa

Barbacoa will be at the Bean on Saturday. J will be at SideBar on Saturday. Sputoola will be at Magic Hat Brewing Company next Wednesday. This next band are from Vancouver and will be in town Saturday night at the Bean.

17.) Headphones (Fade Away) – Freak Dream
18.) Orange Like Water – The Cush
19.) Broken Stone – Stonefield
20.) Pork Fortress – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

I caught an amazing show from Rabbit at The Monkey House last Sunday. Stonefield are from Australia and came on after and were just amazing. The Freak song reminded me of the Cush so I had to play those two back to back. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Break A Leg – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
22.) Lay My Body Down For You – When Particles Collide
23.) Bad Choices Make Good Stories – Preece
24.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things

Cool song with a nice warning alert at the beginning. That’s the title song form the new Preece album. That’s a new song from Particles from their Fade To Gold album. Great song form David. OK, let’s play the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

25.) Walk On By – ROUGH FRANCIS
26.) Walk In The Rain – My First Days On Junk
27.) In The Rain – Plan B
28.) We’re Gonna Fall – The Smittens

Yet another cool song from City Rock Dove. Classic from Plan B. Cool song from Urian Hackney‘s band and cool song from Francis. 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
Shadowplay – Fish
Fire In The Hole – The Tragically Hip
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Ydun – Faun Fables
Errol McSquisitor – Elephants of Scotland
Natural Science – Rush
Somewhere In Between – Kate Bush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
The Surprising – Deep Purple
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

Gneiss at Red Square and Sleeping In, Kal Marks, and Clever Girls at Nectar’s September 26, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music last Wednesday at Red Square and Nectar’s. I had a nice relaxing day off and had asked my brother Ken if he wanted to go out and see Clever Girls. He was up for it, then another show popped up.

I drove to Shelburne and picked him up a little after 6 and we were downtown just before 7. We grabbed some dinner then headed over to Red Square. gneiss were on stage jamming and we got a table next to the band. They rocked the song to a nice close while singing I want to be completely free. They played a sweet Johnny Meli song called Mountain High then closed with a song about northern lights. We hung out for a bit and learned that Damian Roy (?) was sitting in on drums since Jacob Blodgett was at the hospital with his wife, who was about to deliver their first child. Gneiss opened the second set with a song about walking in the light that fell into a song about going round and round and never staying the same. Jesse Cowan had lots of cool runs up and down the bass, while still driving the rhythm. Damien was nicely locked in. Johnny sang a lot of the songs and fired off many cool lead breaks. Naomi Galimidi‘s keys helped the music soar while she added some backing vocals and sang a song or two. They said to keep on using me until you’ve used me up, then got a little bluesy for a song about too much, but it’s never enough. They debuted a song that was written by Naomi’s 7 year old that showed a lot of promise then rocked out a staggering version of Lovely Day. They sang about making me feel brand new when I return to you and dropped it into a song about a lonely lonesome highway. Their jam rock sound was delightful, but I put a 9:15 deadline on so we could make it to the other show. They put on their shades for a cool song, then we headed out.

 

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We headed over to Nectar’s and walked in to a huge loud indie rock sound. sleeping in had a nice heavy flow that made me smile. They sang a song called Pine and played a new one called No Sentiment. I think the next two were new and ended their set. I’ve got to check them out again sometime soon.

 

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Up next, Kal Marks unloaded a staggering rock show on us. The bass played stood to the side and locked in with the drummer, often sounding like a charging freight train. The singer/guitar player thrashed about and threw himself at his guitar and vocals. I was happily stunned from the first moment. They sang about how there’s no place for me and when I look down. One song had a hint of The Who, one had some Church like psychedelia. They played a song about being too young to die that had a cool dramatic pause then hit us hard with a couple more to end the set. They were amazing and are a band you should see anytime you get a chance.

 

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After a brief set break, Clever Girls took the stage and rocked out a blues jam that fell into Catch and Release. Diane Jean broke a string and the guitarist for Sleeping In lent her his guitar for the rest of the night. It’s possible that they played Dumb Smile in drop D, but either way, it sounded cool. Loose Tooth rocked hard then they eased up a little for the new one about tilting your head back. They played the new swampy song called Woman and rocked it hard. Hannah Wants To See You soared and they closed with a blistering version of heavy.

We headed out fairly quickly then I drove Ken back to Shelburne, then I drove back home. It was a lovely night.

 

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Posted October 3, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Milton Busker and the Grim work at Radio Bean and The Violins Of Baltimore and Swale at Light Club Lamp Shop September 21, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a week ago Friday at Light Club Lamp Shop and Radio Bean. The two shows were so perfectly lined up, I couldn’t not go.

I had a relaxed day off, took the lovely walk downtown, and settled into the Bean. Milton Busker and the Grim Work were set and ready to play. They opened with a song about giving me all of your time then sang of Jesus In Chains. Milton’s voice is pure and strong and the band have a relaxed country funk kind of sound. They sounded a little more pop on a song about letting you down and a little heavier on the one about 16 tons of gold. They played a cover about how your love is all my soul needed, and followed with a cool version of The Person Aside You. They got a little darker and slower on a song about taking me home and making me whole then played a cheery song about how nobody loves you. They implored don’t let me down, and followed with a song about the joy that is around you. That one had a nice rocking ending. They sang about how you and I can fix it then took a gorgeous turn on Baby Let My Money Keep You Warm. They sang about how they were glad to see you go and closed the night with a slow shuffle version of Eleanor Rigby. They were as great as always.

After hearing an hour of dark contemplative lyrics set to happy relaxed music, I was in the perfect mindset for Swale. I moved over to the Lamp Shop and settled in. A duo called the Violins of Baltimore sounded nice for the song and a half that I caught.

 

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After their set, time flowed nicely, and SWALE were ready begin their 16th birthday party. They began slow and dark with Before The Night then sent a bolt through the crowd with If You Get Lost. Cancer rocked nicely and Felon was just beautiful. They eased back a bit for Wooden Heart and stayed slow for the beginning of Good Medicine. Towards the end of the song Eric Olsen ripped out a passionate lead break. They kept us rocking with Joyless then played a cool new song. I think it was about how you can be anyone. They delighted us with dozens of puns in Release Your Records then shifted into top speed for Drug Laws. They slowed the music to a crawl, then steadily drove it higher and higher before it crested and eased back into the end of Every Last One Of Us. They rocked the set to a close with Everyone Likes To. Since it was their birthday, they had presents for us. They played a hot September give stuff away jam as Amanda Gustafson read out the numbers of the raffle tickets they had given out earlier while Eric handed out albums to the winners. The whole show was great but the end was just a little extra fun.

I hung out and chatted a little bit after the show, then buttoned up my coat and took the lovely walk home as the rain built intensity. What a great night of music in our town.

 

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The Robin Gottfried Band at Red Square September 19, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a couple of Wednesdays ago at Red Square. It had been a long day and I thought that catching a little music in the evening might be nice. The show was set to go from 7-11, but by the time I got home, settled and out the door, it was already late.

I took the lovely walk downtown and wondered if I should have worn a coat. It was right on that fine line. I slid into the Square, got a drink, then went to the alley. Robin Gottfried Band were on stage playing Shaky Ground. They launched into a cool jazzy pop song called Criminal Investigation, then ended set 2. Such timing.

I hung out for a bit then the band returned to the stage. They played as a four piece with a cool bassist and keyboard player. Ian Koeller was on drums and seemed to casually perfectly keep the beat, through he could shift on a dime to a new rhythm and let loose furious bursts of drums when needed. Robin has a nice clear voice and when he gets going, his guitar playing is fantastic. Most of the songs had a jazzy rock feel. They opened set 3 with a song about being Quarantined from hopelessness and helplessness. They jammed out Dixie Chicken, which featured some nice slide work and a rocked out ending. They asked us to imagine the horns and backup singers for a cover of Peg. They played an original song wondering where the heroes were that they knew as kids. They were nice and funky on Stevie’s I Wish then went back to Dan for My Old School. They ended that one with a short killer drum solo from Ian that made the audience gasp.

I think that is when they ended the set. The break was short and they came back for a song about when I first loved you. They sang about how they gotta get your loving off my mind then sang about how they got a new car. Was it a Jaguar or a Porsche or a Benz? No, per the wife, it was a Prius. They sang about laying it on me ’cause I’m a friend for you. They played a Neville Brothers song about people reaping what people sow. They played Clapton’s Change The World. Cinnamon Girl was fun then they played an original about the love I have for you. They rocked out a fun song about how Patty’s in the Caddy and were going to call it a night. A few Australians were hanging out and asked for more. They played another cool song about how I’m your lover, then wrapped it up.

I said a quick goodby and took the chilly walk home. I’m so glad I put the effort in.

Posted September 30, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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