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Senayit, Beard & Glasses, David Rosane & The Zookeepers and Emma Back at the Fletcher Free Library, Blowtorch at Robot Dog Studio, Steph Pappas at Light Club Lamp Show, and Abby Sherman and The Mountain Says No at Radio Bean June 21, 2019   Leave a comment

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I hope your day went well. I started mine by driving to Shelburne this morning to hang out with my brother Ken for a while. He went to work then I headed home. I dropped the car and walked downtown to the Fletcher Free Library and got settled in as Senayit played some gorgeous songs. With a cool drummer and Don Sinclair on lead acoustic guitar, she sang some huge epic raw indie songs and hit her electric guitar hard. Her music was the best part of the show, but seeing the band on the main floor in front of the windows, and watching people walk past the windows potentially asking why a woman was playing electric guitar in a library, was pretty cool too. She sang about your eyes and being out of time. Her songs were sparse and dark and lit up my soul. Can you imagine a thin indie rock version of Procol Harem? If so, you have a hint of what she sounded like. She sang about rising to the occasion when you are chosen and ended the set with a song about being broken down and living on a merry go round. Her songs had a huge feel that made me swoon.

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Senayit pic by Tim Lewis

Up next Beard & Glasses filled the room with some dark and moody blues. They played a slow, sultry, long, and lovely song about not being able to stop thinking about you, then got a little jazzy on a song about missing the point. They brought a reggae vibe to a song about how I don’t know where my mind is at and followed with one with a jazzy chorus and a Custard Pie bluesy set of verses. They played a cover about blaming my ADD then rocked out on the one that got away. They closed the super cool set with a song about testing faith at the Pearly Gates. They were just delightful.

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Beard & Glasses pic by Tim Lewis

Up next, David Rosane & The Zookeepers kicked off their library tour for the summer with a delightful Sugar And Cream. They showed us Hope In The Dark then gave us Stardust For Dessert. They jammed out some punk rock in the library with Ba Doom, then sang about having a drink with your Grandma. Liquid Sunshine was a huge rocker that begged the question is rain liquid sunshine in Vermont. Well, can rain be qualified as a particle and a wave? I think we have our answer. Break A Leg rocked nicely, then Today Is Mine filled my soul with glory. They were going to call it a show but the usual quiet library crowd spoke up and asked for one more. A mellow beautiful This City ended the set.

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David Rosane & The Zookeepers pic by Tim Lewis

I chatted with James Lockridge and Bob from Big Heavy World for a bit, then Emma Back began looping violin, drums, vocals and played a song that reminded us of ancient Israel. It was really cool, but I looked up and the clock on the wall when her first song was done, and it said it was time to go. I took the lovely walk home, got into the car and drove to Williston.

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Emma Back pic by Tim Lewis

I arrived at Robot Dog Studio at 5 and hung out with Blowtorch for a bit. When everything was ready to go, we hit play and they jammed out 8 powerhouse punk songs. With Justin Crowther on drums, Jefferson Rush on bass, Bill Mullins on guitar, and Clark Russel on vocals and effects they played four sets of double songs and we chatted about art in between. You can hear how it turned our by listing to WBKM at 9pm next week.

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Blowtorch pics by Tim Lewis

 

They were solid pros and we knocked it out quick. I drove home, dropped the car and walked to Light Club Lamp Shop. The Steph Pappas Experience were on and playing as an electric four-piece. They were playing a long cool jam as I got in and settled. They followed with a cool version of energy then jammed out an instrumental. It fell into a song with a wicked blues riff with lyrics something like that’s what the people who love you want to say. They threw in a little Purple Haze at the end and Steph let her voice fly through the club. They rocked out some Piranha Love the gave us goosebumps with Nova Scotia. They jammed out some jazz then played a long lovely Jellyfish. Throughout the show Matt kept it going on drums, Augustus Elgee rocked the bass hard and Ted Looby mixed rhythm and leads to perfection. They jammed out a cool mellow blues song and ended with something about how everything’s going to be OK. Steph is stunning and the band are amazing and I’m so glad I was there.

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The Steph Pappas Experience pic by Tim Lewis

I hung out for a bit then took the long walk to Radio Bean. I got in and settled as Abby Sherman began to play. I missed the name of her banjo player, but her mandolin player was Ben Slotnick, and both backed up her songs in a lovely way. Her voice was strikingly powerful and filled the room. She sang about watching it burn then played a cover about hanging over the edge. She sang Come With Me then covered a song about a letter on a dusty box. She sang about being in a Wasteland and about Feeling Small. She played Dreamcatcher from her upcoming album and the room was in a happy place. She sang a new one about floating down the river with you and followed with a cool song that my notes failed me on. She played a couple more cool songs and wrapped up her lovely set. I had high hopes that she would be amazing, and was well rewarded by hearing her.

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Abby Sherman pic by Tim Lewis

I was pretty exhausted but there was no way I could leave. The set break was short and The Mountain Says No hit the stage with a new song about chasing it all. The end was especially huge and my heart was in a happy place. They continued the set with new songs that made me love them more and more. They sang about how it was too much and about how you know you should. They sang about Murder B’s and how it’s not a problem. All of the songs were new to me and lit up my world. They closed with a couple that they’ve been playing for a while. If You Lie has a great build and Light Bright Lord had super cool versus and a staggering rock chorus. I love them so much.

There was more music to be had, but my poor body was tired. I took the lovely walk home, turned on the computer and began typing. I hope your day went well.

 

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The Mountain Says No pic by Tim Lewis

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Radio Show 288 Thursday January 10, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday January 10th. It will go as follows.

Song before: In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery

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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 cool band who play odd covers of classics.

1.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
2.) The Adventure Of Joe The Insect Part 2 – Josh Bridgman
3.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
4.) Broken – Abby Sherman

I really need to get out and see Abby sooner than later. Great song form David. He and the band will embark on another Vermont library tour later this year, so I had to play the Josh piece in front of their song. Cool version of the classic from Bridget. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

5.) Let You Down – Milton Busker
6.) Dead Inside (Really alive) – Near North
7.) Drivin’ All Alone – Danny & The Parts
8.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard

Such a lovely song from Francesca. She is so amazing. I caught Danny and the band last weekend at Hotel Vermont last weekend. They are so fun. Great song form North and another brilliant song from Milton. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy
10.) Acceptionalism – Paper Castles
11.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
12.) Falter – Julia Caesar

I just love that song. Julia are so amazing. Great song from the Siberians. Super cool songs form Castles and Bengoy too. So, here is a cool new song.

13.) Kool – Carraway
14.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
15.) The Drone – The Cush
16.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

I love how hard that rocks. I love the way the Drone builds and builds. I hope you have the volume high. Great song form Homes. Carraway played a Robot Dog Studio session last year and played that song, but this is a brand new fully recorded version of the song.. Ryan Cohen helped make it sound great. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
20.) Skybot – Blowtorch
21.) Hit – Blue Button

Great song from Button. Cool rockers from Claws and Blowtorch. It gets grey in the winter, so I like to toss in a little Blue Sky now and then. Great song from Vetica. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Shoots Like You – Alice Austin
23.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
24.) Solution – Vedora
25.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No

Blistering rocker from Mountain. I haven’t heard Solution for ages so I had to pull it out. Great songs from Peg and Alice. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Warmonger – Smokestack Lightning
27.) Olympus Mons – Phantom Suns
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Great song form Swale. They just released a video for that song and Eric Olsen must have been editing the video for a long time. It’s incredibly paced, full of iconic images and is a full on look at our world. Bravo. Cool rockers from Suns and Smokestack. 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

13th Star – Fish
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
Youn – Faun Fables
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists
Perpetual Change – Yes
Natural Science – Rush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Mistral Wind – Heart
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
regular awesome programming.

 

Radio Show 282 Thursday November 15, 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 November 11. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bel Air – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I played the last song on MSP3 Counterattack, so now it’s time to begin playing a new album all the way through, song after song, week after week. Let’s begin with an album that will be released Saturday night at Light Club Lamp Shop.

1.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
2.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin
3.) See – Abby Sherman
4.) Presence – Satori Bob

Satori used to play around town many years ago, and Robert Gagnon from the band, plays around town all the time. Cool song from Abby. Something about that reminded me of Presence so I had to play them back to back. Cool new song from Adam. Great song from a great album from Milton. OK, get yourself in a relaxed state and let’s get ready to head over to Robot Dog Studio

5.) Sky Of Words->Jam->Georgie
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6.) White Wall->Jam->Shrouds

I want to thank Wren Kitz and the band for that amazing performance. Wow. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making everything sound so great and making this whole thing possible. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and for Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. OK, are you ready to head back to a normal place, or do you want to keep floating for a while. I hope it’s the latter.

7.) Mary’s Line Into This View – Ouzkxqlzn
8.) Dolphins In Disguise – Dolphin Trainer
9.) Listen To The Birds – Rob Voland
10.) Falter – Julia Caesar
11.) Take Your Gold Away – Lendway

I miss Lendway. Great song from Julia. I thought it would be fun to highlight the solo projects from Rob, Ross, and Lauren Costello. OK, a long time ago in Burlington, there was a band called the Halogens. Here’s a brand new song.

12.) Leave Me Low – Jason Halogen
13.) Guitsophrenic – 8084
14.) Pick Up Your Clothes – The New Siberians
15.) Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn
16.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT

Great song from Dino. They will be at Finnegan’s on Saturday. I was listening to the Siberians song and it reminded me of Out so I had to play them back to back. 8084 have a show on Saturday at ArtsRiot called Love Not Hate. I’m sure they would love your positive vibes if you stop in. Cool new song from Jason. OK, next week is Thanksgiving and I will be off. I’ll see you the week after.

17.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
An Inch An Hour – The Tragically Hip
My Stars – Alice Cooper
Travelin’ Band – Def Leppard with Bryan May
The Final Fight – Hawkwind
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Mission To Mars – Ace Frehley
The Surprising – Deep Purple
I’m Falling – Children in Paradise
Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
Mimi On The Beach – jane siberry
Firth Of Fifth – Genesis
Perpetual Change – Yes
Is This Where You Live – The Church
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

Radio Show 271 Thursday August 23, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday August 23. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lawyers, Guns, And Money – Warren Zevon

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with an artist who has been around for a while and put out a recent album that kind of blew me away.

1.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band
2.) America Dreams – Jason Baker
3.) The Darkness – Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist
4.) 100 Honey Bees – Abby Sherman

Cool song by Abby. Ben turned me on to her music so I wanted to play their music back to back. Cool song by Jason. Magic makes my heart sing. Speaking of making my heart sing. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance from Hana Zara.

5.) Love – Hana Zara
6.) Pancakes – Hana Zara
7.) Little Fires – Hana Zara
8.) The Cats – Hana Zara

Thanks so much for being so amazing Hana. Thanks Ryan Cohen for hosting and doing the sound, and Phoebe Zorn & Chrusty Barnacles for filming the video for Love that is on YouTube. So, last week I was chatting with Binger about how their new ep is about how, with the help of technology, humans are slowly turning into robots. Let’s explore that idea for a while.

9.) Memory.exe – Binger
10.) Joey Is A Robot – Zeus Springsteen
11.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future
12.) Android Anxiety – The Tsunamibots

Great song from our robot overlord surf rockers. Cool songs from Wave and Zeus. Is memory an executable file? Thanks for making me think Binger. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

13.) Please Explain To Me The Scientific Nature Of The Whammy – Doom Service
14.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) Space Odyssey – Aliendog
16.) Celebration – Humble Hero

I dug a little deeper into Hero’s album and liked what I found. Cool rocker from Alien. Great rocker from Doubt and that’s the second to last song on the Doom album. OK, this band are playing at the Monopole in Plattsburgh tomorrow.

17.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
18.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
19.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
20.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway

Carraway and Nancy will rock The Monkey House on Saturday. Miku will be at The Skinny Pancake Burlington tomorrow. This next band will play a library in Chelsea on Saturday.

21.) WTF (Wend Wrong) – DAVID ROSANE And The Zookeepers
22.) Suspended – J Bengoy
23.) Lovely Day – gneiss
24.) Come Kiss Me – Near North

North will be at Higher Ground on Friday. Gneiss will be at the Jericho Cafe & Tavern on Saturday. J will be at Foam Brewers on Friday. David and the band are in Vermont or Canada or both tonight. So, The Smittens just released a new album called City Rock Dove.

25.) Love Is A Word – The Smittens
26.) Honey Mustard Wings – Chris Shar
27.) Drunken Santa – Electric Halo
28.) Waiting For You – SWALE
29.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
30.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys

I saw them play a cool version of that last night at Radio Bean
Milton will be at the Champlain Valley Fair tomorrow. Swale will be at Shelburne Farms next Wednesday. Halo are doing an extravaganza at the Monkey tonight. Cool new song from Chris and lovely song from the Smittens. 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:
Faith Healer – Fish
The Wherewithal – The Tragically Hip
Birds Of Prey – Deep Purple
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
a selection from 2112 – Rush
Cinderella Search – Marillion
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Show 269 Thursday August 9, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday August 9. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to open with a serious heavy song or a fun happy one, so let’s do both.

1.) Elevator – SWALE
2.) You Gotta Move – Hayley Jane and the Primates
3.) Don’t Tell Me To Smile – The Red Newts
4.) Love Me Forever – Steady Betty

That is such a lovely song from Betty. I agree with the Newts that you should never tell a woman she has to smile. She can figure out whatever expression she chooses. Nice rocker from the Primates and great song from Swale. I want to thank Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist for turning me on to this next artist.

5.) Feeling Small – Abby Sherman
6.) Liar – Maryse Smith
7.) [name] – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Modern Love – Ouzkxqlzn

That’s such a cool take on the Bowie song. Lauren Costello is just amazing. I love the electric banjo on Adrenne’s song. That’s a classic from Maryse and a great new song from Abby. OK, this next artist is back in town and is playing a show Saturday the 11th at Light Club Lamp Shop, and a lot of us are excited. Here is a set of her music.

9.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
10.) The Cats – Hana Zara
11.) Megan’s Song – Hana Zara
12.) Hartford – Hana Zara
13.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara

I love getting wrapped into her songs. I hope you did too. Definitely go to the Lamp Shop this weekend. That last song makes me think of fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters and makes me think of this song.

14.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
15.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
16.) L Ron Hubbard – Humble Hero
17.) Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians

Great rocker from the Siberians. Hubbard is such a fun song, I had to play it again. Cool cover from the masters of cool covers. Great song from Joe. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

18.) Collider – Doom Service
19.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
20.) Vampire Queen – Nechromancer
21.) Space Odyssey – Aliendog
22.) Doomed Convoy – Wolfhand

I got to see Wolfhand and Nechromancer at Nectar’s on Monday and both were really cool. I caught Aliendog a couple of weeks ago and loved their show. I’m psyched I have a song to play now. Great songs from Peg and Doom. This next band are doing a release party for their new album MSP3 Counter Attack on Saturday at Higher Ground. OK, enough of me, let’s just listen to music for a while.

23.) Big Box Law Enforcement – ROUGH FRANCIS
24.) Queen City – Cave Bees
25.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
26.) Walk On By – Rough Francis
27.) Book Of Zoo – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
28.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
29.) Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck

Such a great song from Ruckzuck. Hopefully, they will come back and visit again soon. I love that Shakers song. It was great seeing David and the Zookeepers in a library in Fairfax. The tour continues to Vergennes tonight. I love how Francis are staring racism in the face and fighting for justice for all, the way it should be. Particles will stop by town in a few weeks, so I wanted to get you ready. Bees are opening for Francis on Saturday. 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:
Big Wedge – Fish
Fifty-Mission Cap – The Tragically Hip
Kings – The Church
Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
Janie Jones – The Clash
Pinhead – The Ramones
This Machine – Invisible Homes
Homesick – Jakals
We Are The Beautiful Sunsets – The Cush
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
The ConstruKction Of Light – King Crimson
Heavy – Clever Girls
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Astral Traveler – Yes
Rusalka, Rusalka-The Wild Rushes – The Decemberists
I’m So Bored With The USA – The Clash
This Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
The Last Straw – Marillion
Addictions – Lucy Dacus
Mountain – Faun Fables
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
regular awesome programming