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Swale, Screaming Females, and The Cush at Waterworks as part of Waking Windows May 5, 2017   Leave a comment

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Swale pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last Friday as part of Waking Windows. I love that festival but it’s always on a weekend at the busiest time of the year so I always miss much more than I see. I worked a 10 hour day and got out right at 9. I dropped the car at home then took the speedy walk to Winooski. I was about half way there when a car pulled over and said get in. Urian Hackney and Julian Hackney were so kind to give me a ride. Thanks guys!! Urian dropped me right at the box office so I got in and got my wrist band. I saw Justus Gaston as I walked out then I ran into Darlene and Marc Scarano. We wandered down to Waterworks and got in just as SWALE were doing a soundcheck of Joyless.

It wasn’t long then Swale began the show for real. They opened with an endearing version of Fella then played about cause and effect and a matter of time and skin in the game and letting it all come down tonight, and that was all in one song. I don’t know what the third song was but Jeremy Frederick sang most of it and Amanda Gustafson might have said it was a Journey song. Jeremy began the steady wicked drumming as the band began to chant we can all be that way. Every Last one Of Us took a long slow steady build into a giant epic and Eric Olsen just took it apart with a phenomenal guitar solo. The full room was charged but didn’t realize who long the ending takes to work itself out. I was enchanted for every note. A new one that I’m still getting to know was lovely. It was something about seen the best of me. They went into full rock mode, complete with Tyler Bolles charging bass, for Everyone Likes To and the epic Drug Laws. Whew! What a set.

 

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Screaming Females pic by Luke Awtry Photography

I ran into lots of cool people between the sets like Joe Adler, Shawn Connolly, Caroline Marie, Peg Tassey, Jeff LaBossiere, Maryse Smith,Brent Hallenbeck, Max Tracy,Jacob Deva Racusin, Luke Adam, and many others that I’m forgetting. One of the cool things about festivals is seeing bands you know nothing about. I hung out at Waterworks as the room began to get packed with kids. A band called Screaming Females hit the stage. They played as a trio with a woman singer/guitar player, boy on bass, and boy on drums. They opened with something that had a trance metal feel. The next song had a slow heavy bluesy feel and the next one had a punk Zeppelin sound. Around that point the whole front of the stage became a mosh pit. It was more of a push you around pit than a real slamming mosh pit but was just enough to encourage me to move back a bit. They followed with a sting of cool rock songs. Some had a pop feel and they all had tons of energy. I really enjoyed the set and am so happy WW brought them to town.

 

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Screaming Females pic by Luke Awtry Photography

 

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Screaming Females pic by Luke Awtry Photography

 

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The Cush pic by Luke Awtry Photography

The house cleared a bit but those in the know stuck around and it was soon time for the Cush. Gabrielle Douglas took the bass and vocals and Burette Douglas took the guitar and vocals and they were joined with the Texas band on guitar and drums. I’ve slacked about understanding their newest album so the first couple of psychedelic rock songs might have been from there or might have been new but were completely fantastic. For the third song they rocked I Shout Love At The Heart Of The Atom as hard as it should be. They followed with the glorious Orange Like Water and rocked us with The Vigilant Ones. Summer’s Gone surged along and I missed the name of the next song. The opening strains of The Drone lit up my soul and they played a version that soared through the air. I missed the name of the next song but loved it. They wrapped the set with a jammed out melt your face off psychedelic version of Highway Brain and called it a night.

It was close to 1 so I settled my tab and took the long happy walk home. I got to bed at 2, was up at 6:30 and at work at 7:50. It was another 10 hour day and I had a headache and could barely see straight by the end. I missed going back to WW on Saturday and after another 10 hour day on Sunday did not make it back that night. It was OK. I saw a band I love, and band I might begin to love and one of the best returning friend bands ever. I’m happy.

 

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The Cush pic by Luke Awtry Photography

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The Cush pic by Luke Awtry Photography

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The Cush pic by Luke Awtry Photography

Radio Show 206 Thursday May 4, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time May 4th 2017 and will go as follows.

Song before: Miami 2017 – Billy Joel

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’d like to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. Let’s begin tonight with the title song from this gentleman’s new album.

1.) The Man Who Fell From Earth – Anders Parker
2.) One By One – S.e. Ward
3.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
4.) Wooden Heart – SWALE

So, there is a giant music festival happening Friday night, all day Saturday and it continues into Sunday. It is in Winooski and will fill every venue and there will likely be outdoor stages and is called Waking Windows. There will be music everywhere. Swale are playing on Friday. Cricket are playing on Saturday and SE Ward is coming back to play a show on Friday. OK, let’s play the next and last song on By My Side. This band is playing Waking Windows on Saturday.

5.) (With You) – Kat Wright
6.) Guitar – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
7.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
8.) Old Man – Silver Bridget

Bridget are playing WW on Saturday. Maryse is coming back to town and is playing on Saturday. General are playing on Friday. This next artist is playing a solo set and a set with The Welterweights. Both sets are on Saturday.

9.) Get Out Of Your Own Way – Kelly Ravin
10.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
11.) Abiline – The Lonestar Chain
12.) Recipe – Eastern Mountain Time

Eastern will play on Saturday. Burette Douglas will be back in town for a show with The Cush and is reforming his solo band Lonestar for a show on Saturday. Phil and the band are playing on Saturday. This next band are coming back to town for a show on Friday at WW, like all of the bands in tonight’s show, except for Anders.

13.) Dreaming Too Much – Alpenglow
14.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
15.) ComeTooLate – Paper Castles
16.) The Feeling – Vedora

Vedora are no more but Caroline Marie will play a solo set on Saturday. Castles are playing Saturday. Wren is playing a show on Sunday. This next band will also play on Saturday.

17.) Worlds Are Colliding (George Is Getting Upset) – Sad Turtle
18.) Army Of Pop Kids – The Smittens
19.) Running Away From Home – The Snaz
20.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts

Parts will play WW on Saturday. Snaz are calling it a day but are set to play a show on Friday. Smittens are playing on Saturday. This next band return for a show on Friday night.

21.) Heavy Psych – The Cush
22.) Machu Picchu – The Mountain Says No
23.) Hit – Blue Button
24.) Hammerhead – Barbacoa

Barbacoa will play WW on Friday as will BB. Mountain play on Saturday. This next band plays on Saturday also.

25.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean
26.) Ankle Breaker – The High Breaks
27.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
28.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS

Francis will play WW on Saturday. Rabbit will be there on Sunday. So will the Breaks. Well, those are just a small portion of the many bands who will play Waking Windows. 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:
Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors (live) – Fish
Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
By Design – The Nancy Druids
Sisters – The Church Band
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
Parallels – Yes
Hide In Your Shell – Supertramp
Mel’s Rockpile/Lakeside Park/Anthem – Rush
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Waking Windows 6 night 1 May 6 2016 with Speedy Ortiz, Villanelles, Swale, Alexander F, Arc Iris, and The High Breaks   Leave a comment

Speedy Ortiz at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Speedy Ortiz at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music at Waking Windows a couple of weeks ago. The festival always falls at the busiest time of the year in my day job at Gardener’s Supply, and I work weekends, so it’s always a challenge to get to the show. On Friday May 6th I worked 10:30am-9pm, and moments after work was done, I walked to Winooski. I walked by the Monkey House but The Mountain Says No were tearing down their gear. I hoped I would catch part of a song, but no luck. I proceeded across the traffic circle, found the box office and got my pin that would get me into the shows. The outdoor stage was right next to it and Speedy Ortiz were on the stage and rocking. I wandered into the show and listened. They played as a four-piece with a singer/electric guitar player, another electric guitar player, bass and drums. The sound was heavy and rocking and had enough fun changes to keep you guessing. They mixed an indie rock style with a more classic rock and metal sound and were really good. There was some sweet lead guitar playing and some sledgehammer drumming and the good sized crowd was rocked hard

Villanelles at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Villanelles at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

I really wanted to stay, but really wanted to check out Villanelles at The Monkey House, so I headed back through the traffic circle and wandered into the club. It was pretty full and the only space to dance around a little was at the front, so I headed to the stage. With a singer/electric guitar player, bass, drums, and keys, Villanelles played some hard rocking songs and tossed some lighted balloons to the audience. I caught a half a dozen songs, all of them good and had fun listening and trying to figure out where they were going. I had just gotten their new album, Blue Heart Attack, but was not familiar with it yet, but think most of the songs that I heard were from the new one. I did recognize Heartbreak Baby and loved how much it rocked. I was loving their set but the clock said it was time to go, so out the door I went.

Swale at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Swale at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

I went back across the traffic circle, past Speedy Ortiz, who were still rocking nicely, and into Waterworks. Swale were making sounds from the stage, and I hoped they were just beginning. The sound coalesced and condensed itself into Waterlanding. I ran into coworkers Jessica Ellis and Billy Greer and headed to the front of the stage. Swale rocked had with songs like Everyone Likes To, Drug Laws, and Joyless. I ran into Peg Tassey and the band mellowed a bit with Beaten Down. Swale followed with a cool new song then rocked out fast and hard with Jack Sharp. Another cool one followed then they closed with an epic version of We Could All Be That Way, or whatever the title will be. I love the build and ferocity of that song.

Alexander F at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016

Alexander F at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016

After the set I ran into Joe Adler and Max Tracy, but soon thought it was time to head out to catch Aspero Saicos at the Monkey House. I walked back through traffic only to find a line of people long enough to fill the tent outside the venue, waiting to get in. Not wanting to wait, I headed back to Waterworks and got in as Alexander F were about to play. The singer, electric guitar, bass, drums four-piece let loose a set of killer punk with a funky edge. The singer threw himself into the crowd for much of the show and the bass player followed him on a few songs. They rocked hard and were lots of fun. I was a bit disappointed about missing Aspero, but I had seen them before, and by missing them, I got the opportunity to love a new band. That really is part of the whole idea of Waking Windows.

Arc Iris at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016  pic by Tim Lewis

Arc Iris at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

After their set I just hung out and chatted with a bunch of cool people and then it was time for Arc Iris to play. They played as a singer/guitar player, keys, drummer trio and took the stage in shimmering gold cloaks. They let their dramatic prog rock dance pop music slowly unfurl. I love their sound and songs and when they went to play the song Johnny, they pulled Joe Adler to the stage and sang it as Joey. It was a pretty sweet show.

Arc Iris with Joe Adler at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Arc Iris with Joe Adler at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Angel Wings pic of Aric Iris at Waking Windows 6 May 6 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Angel Wings pic of Aric Iris at Waking Windows 6 May 6 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

It was late and I was tired and should have headed home, but had to make the traffic crossing one more time and headed back to the Monkey House for The High Breaks. The guitar, bass, drums trio play fun dark surf-rock music instrumentals. They rocked out with songs like Hot Dog and Ankle Breaker. They tossed in the surf version of Symptom Of The Universe. They returned to their own tunes with Boardwalk Boogie, Sea Chopper and Voodoo Wave. They tossed in a fun version of Wipeout and were going to leave but the audience demanded another. They pulled out a fun surf version of Paranoid and called it a night.

The High Breaks at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The High Breaks at Waking Windows 6 May 6, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

I was very content on the long walk home. I had to work 10 hours on Saturday and 10 on Sunday, so I never made it back to the festival, but really enjoyed my time there on Friday night.

Radio Show 157 Thursday May 5, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM window by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG and 107.1FM will go as follows:

Song before: Over The Rainbow/Kill The King – Rainbow

Intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s spring and flowers are coming out and the leaves are beginning to form on the trees. I’ve been watching the lilac leaves come out and now the flowers are beginning to form. Let’s begin tonight with a brand new song from Binger’s brand new album Skeptics.

1.) Look At The Lilacs – Binger
2.) Doreen – Slingshot Dakota
3.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo
4.) Year Of The Snake – Tyler Daniel Bean

Tomorrow is the beginning of a massive 3 day music festival called Waking Windows. It will be held at many venues all around the Winooski traffic circle. It runs Friday from 5pm-2am, Saturday from noon to 2am and Sunday from 11zm to midnight. Hundreds of bands will play. Many will be local and many from out of town. Tyler and Dino will both play early on Friday. Slingshot are not part of the festival but are in town next Tuesday at the Monkey House. I love the new Binger album. Here are some more of the bands who will play on Friday.

5.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
6.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
7.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
8.) Tornado Head – Barbacoa

It’s quite possible that all of those songs will get played tomorrow. Here are some more bands who are playing Friday.

9.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
10.) I Got A Job – Maryse Smith
11.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
12.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

That is a song from Villanelles new album Blue Heart Attack. There is a chance they will play that one Friday at WW. Mountain said they are only playing new songs, so likely Ricky will not get played, but I had to pick something of theirs. I love that song. Maryse and Phil are playing on Friday too. These next bands are playing late on Friday. .

13.) Waiting For You – Swale
14.) Money Gnomes – Arc Iris
15.) The Big One – The High Breaks

The Breaks will close out Friday. I’m so psyched to see Iris again. Their shows are so great. Hmmm, Swale. OK, here are some bands that will play Saturday at Waking Windows.

16.) The First Of May – Colin Nicholas Clary
17.) The Champagne Room – The Smittens
18.) Let Go – Lowell Thompson
19.) What If – REDadmiral
20.) Siddhartha – Wren Kitz

Wren has a set at WW on Saturday. That’s a new song from Admiral. Perhaps they will play it on Saturday. Lowell always puts on a great show. Since it’s now May, I had to play the Colin song and one from his band The Smittens, who are playing WW on Saturday. OK, it’s time for the next song on the album Callisto. Alpenglow are playing WW on Saturday too.

21.) Following The Scene – Alpenglow
22.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
23.) The Alchemist – Pours

Pours have a set at WW on Saturday. So do Madaila and Alpenglow. These next bands have sets on Saturday too.

24.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
25.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
26.) Black And Red – Rough Francis

Saturday should be great at Waking Windows. Here are some of the bands who will play Sunday at WW.

27.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
28.) The Feeling – Vedora
29.) Shoreline In Jersey – Joe Adler

Joe will be playing at Waking Windows with Wee Folkestra on Sunday. Vedora are not playing, but Matt Hastings has a set as Ver Sacrum and Caroline Marie has a set. Heavy plains will no doubt rock. OK, there are a ton of other bands playing on Suday, but I want to go back to the new Binger album to close the show.

30.) Resurrection In Sanskrit I – Binger
31.) Resurrection In Sanskrit II – Binger

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Outro

Songs after: Clock Moves Sideways – Fish
New Americana – Halsey
Aura – The Church

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: WBKM, Binger, Dalton Muzzy, Shakir Stephen, Braden Winslow, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando, Tom Patterson, Dino Bravo VT, Josh Shedaker, Matthew Stephen Perry, Chris Farnsworth, Jeff LaBossiere, Tyler Daniel Bean, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano,Jane Boxall Percussion, Doom Service, Jeff Foran, Justin Gonyea, Invisible Homes, Sean Witters, Barbacoa, Jeremy Frederick, Phil Yates & The Affiliates, Phil Yates, Raph Worrick, Jacob Blodgett, Maryse Smith, The Mountain Says No, Ben Maddox, Jedd Kettler, Andrew Frappier, Justus Gaston, Villanelles, SWALE, Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, Tyler Bolles, Arc Iris, Ray Belli, The High Breaks, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Kevin Lynam, Todd Gevry, Colin Nicholas Clary, Holly Chagnon, REDadmiral, Gordon Glover, John Billingsley, Wren Kitz, Alpenglow, Madaila, Jer Coons, Pours, Cave Bees, Steve Tremblay, Rebekah Whitehurst, Creston Lea, Blue Button, Jason Cooley, ROUGH FRANCIS, Julian Hackney, Urian Hackney, Bobby Hackney Jr., Paul Comegno, Heavy Plains, Luke Awtry, Vedora, Caroline Marie, Joe Adler, The Wee Folkestra, Fish, The Church Band, Tony Gallucci, and everyone else!!!

 

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Radio Show 108 Thursday April 30, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM CREW

 

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I highlighted a few of the many bands that are playing Waking Windows this weekend. Most of the commentary between songs was when and where the bands are playing, so I will leave the website as a comment and leave the talking spaces blank.

Song before: Windows Down – Lendway

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a staggering amount of music in Winooski. I’m going to highlight a lot of that,but want to start with what happened last weekend. It was great to see Elephants of Scotland play at Brutopia as part of the Marillion weekend in Montreal. Elephants played Nectar’s a couple of weeks ago, and it was cool to see them in Canada. There were lots of people who wanted to be there and knew their music and were so excited to see them. It was pretty great. They played a nice version of this one. This is TFAY by Elephants of Scotland on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) TFAY – Elephants of Scotland
2.) Slash & Burn – Zero Circle
3.) Broken Paths, Dead Ends – Better Things

BT and ZC are over at Club Metronome tonight opening for Hawthorne Heights. OK, it’s Waking Windows time. I’m going to run through the schedule in order and play bands that I have music for. This is a tiny sampling of the massive amount of music that will happen this weekend. It starts at 5pm and this artist is one of the ones that will kick it off.

4.) Headlights and Liquer – Kelly Ravin
5.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) Little Song – Invisible Homes
7.) Obligatory Sad Love Song – The Smittens

8.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
9.) The Alchemist – Pours
10.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
11.) Catskills – Alpenglow

This next band play Friday night, then we will move on to Saturday.

12.) Wiser – And The Kids
13.) 1.21 Gigawats Great Scott – Doom Service
14.) Wino – REDadmirial
15.) Deadly Wires – Ryan Ober

Time for the next song on Swale’s album The Next Instead. Of course they are a part of this great event. They play Saturday at 3:15 on the outdoor stage.

16.) Waiting For You – Swale
17.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
18.) Last Girl – Lowell Thompson
19.) Low Down M2 – Vedora

20.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
21.) Teen Beast – Barbacoa
22.) Seersucker – Endless Jags
23.) Hit – Blue Button

Linda has a regular show at Radio Bean on Friday mornings playing music for kids. She is kicking off Sunday’s shows.

24.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
25.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard
26.) Call You Up – Maryse Smith
27.) I Am The Troll – James Kochalka Superstar

28.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
29.) See You At Eight – Villanelles
30.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
31.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
32.) Relax – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

That is a small sampling of what Burlington and Vermont sound like at the moment. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: The Voyeur (I Like To Watch) – Fish

 

Waking Windows Day 2 May 2, 2014 with The Mountain Says No, Bad History Month, SoftSpot, Endless Jags, Paper Castles, And The Kids, and Ice Balloons   Leave a comment

I had a great time seeing music last night. It was just slow enough at work that I got out at 7:45 instead of 8 and made it to The Monkey House at 8:03 or so, and The Mountain Says No, who were supposed to go on at 8:10, were onstage playing the title song. I got a super quick drink from the great bartenders at the Monkey then skipped to the front. They played their usual great set of heavy rock with power and grace. Somewhere in the middle they played a song that sounded more like an indie rock song, that slid into some heavy sections, and may be my new favorite song of theirs. They rained down glory in the song about one statistic and wrapped the set with a killer version of I’m With The Bomb. There’s nothing like turning your head from work mode to party mode with these guys!
Up next was Bad History Month which was a guy playing guitar, singing and using a kick drum and high hat. He had a heavy sound that was kind of cool and the music just went on and on. I made it 10 minutes or so, then wanted to check out another venue. I ducked across the circle to Oak 45 and caught the last song by SoftSpot. The music was gentle and flowing and the woman’s ethereal voice was magnificent. I was sad when they wrapped up after the song, but I’m very glad I caught a little. I need to check them out more!
I skipped back through the traffic circle and went back to the Monkey for Endless Jags. I remember liking them at a Max Krauss rock dungeon party and they did not disappoint last night. With three guitars, bass, drums and keys they filled the stage with bodies and music. Their rock songs were well crafted and wonderfully enjoyable. I was happily dancing for the whole set. Between some of the songs Ben Maddox commented on how good their vocals were and that he could hear them clearly from outside.
Paper Castles followed with a brilliant set, made mostly if not entirely from the Vague Era album. The band sounded great and Padaric Padraic Reagan’s singing was really nice. The star of the show was Wren on guitar who used a wrench to pull some great sounds from his instrument.
Joe Adler has been recommending And The Kids for a while now, and after seeing them last night, I can see why. Some of their music is a bit challenging but a lot finds a nice groove and rocks. They are a trio with keys, drums and guitar and had an electronic indie rock sound. My memory is fading a bit, but they were really good and I want to see them again.
Up next Ice Balloons hit the stage with fury. They had a backdrop to project trippy images on and the sound was somewhere between Hawkwind and Black Sabbath. They rocked hard and the singer with the fly mask was just over the top. They had me rocking from first note to last and I never wanted the set to end. Unfortunately, it did.
After a long work day and lots of music I was out of energy. Someone said the next band on, Maui, were an electronic tape loop ensemble, but I just did not have enough left to find out. I took the long walk home fully exhausted but blissfully happy. Today I have to work from noon to 10:30 so will likely not make it back. It’s too bad because there is tons and tons of great music happening today. Yesterday was my day, and I made the most of it!

Anachronist and Vedora at The Monkey House as part of Waking Windows May 1, 2014   Leave a comment

I did not have much time before my radio show last night, but made it to The Monkey House to see a couple of bands at Waking Windows. My friend Christopher Larrow and I arrived at the Monkey close to 6:30, but I had to duck across the traffic circle to pick up my button that gets me into the shows. There was a loud rocking band who sounded fun on stage as I made the perilous journey . They wrapped up just as I got back.

We hung out for a bit in the window as the sun alternated with the clouds in a dance of shadow and light. After a bit Anachronist hit the stage. They looked a bit like 40’s ish hippies but the sound was a melodic jangle pop with some subtle but elegant lead guitar playing. Their half hour set was really nice, and I liked all the songs. As they were set to play one more, the singer said it would be a doozie. It was, and though I don’t know the song, something struck me on the first note, and I rocked it to the last. I don’t know what it was, but have definitely heard it before.


After they wrapped up, it was more hanging out in the window and watching a super bright rainbow in the sky.


After a bit Vedora hit the stage and rocked it with elegance and grace. All of the songs were new(ish) and all seemed to start with a funk groove then move into the song. I really liked everything but the last two soared on Caroline O’Connor‘s vocals and Matthew Hastings over the top guitar playing. I love those guys and am happy I made the effort. After that we took off and Chris dropped me at the station. I ran up the stairs, chatted with Tony and the ’80’s ladies then set up and did the radio show.


Today is a 9 hour work day, then back to Winooski. Hopefully I can make it to The Mountain Says No at 8:10, but may miss a bit since I’m out at 8. I will do as much as I can.