Adrian Belew Power Trio pic by Luke Awtry Photography
I had a great time seeing music last week at ArtsRiot. An artist that I have loved for years finally came back to town and I spent the entire work day bouncing off the walls, yet still put the service level in the place it needed to be for the day. I had scheduled myself to leave at 5 and was racing out the door at 5:02. The show was to start at 8 but I knew of a cool stop I could make on the way.
I did a quick turn around at home and ferociously walked downtown. I arrived at Red Square around 5:40 and listened to some lovely music as I settled in. I got the seat at the end of the bar right by the band and let my heart soar as Andriana Chobot played some magical music. She sings and plays keys and has songs that soar and was joined by Cody Sargent on drums. I let the music wash over me and fill me with joy. She gets a huge piano sound and all of the songs have lovely twists and turns and fills and are so gorgeous. I was hoping she would play until almost 7 but her time slot was 5-6 so I only caught four songs. Three of them were new to me and the one I knew, Cascade, was completely over the top. I’m so glad I finally made it out to see her again.
Andriana Chobot pic by Tim Lewis
I was running earlier than expected so thought I would head to ArtsRiot and get some food before the doors at 7 show at 8 performance. Apparently, many others thought the same thing and the wait was very long and I just gave up. I hung out for a bit then friends started to show up. I hung out with Chris and Robin Chesebro Rielly and Joe Adler and my old boss at the New Dyemensions, Robert Fuller. It was fun catching up and being kind of social. As 8pm passed there was not much sound coming from the other room so I just hung out. After a bit I walked into the performance space and Saul Zonana was just finishing his set. I only caught a couple of songs and really liked them. It was just him solo but he had a nice sound with an Adrian vibe.
Saul Zonana pic by Tim Lewis
It wasn’t too long of a wait until the Adrian Belew power trio hit the stage. He sang and played guitar and was joined by Julie Slick on bass and Tobias Ralph on drums. Both were amazing musicians and had to be to keep up with Adrian and the intense set of music. I was a bit surprised that it was a little less song focused and more of a dive into a rhythmic jam that went through lots of pieces. They started with the instrumental jam A then let it flow into Men In Helicopters for a while before it fell into Young Lions, which has that great drum riff. The played a bit of Pretty Pink Rose then let it flow into Big Electric Cat then they went into the instrumental improv of d2 and settled into One Time. They rocked Dinosaur for a bit and let it fall into Heartbeat which slid into Writing On The Wall then settled into Frame By Frame. They wrapped set 1 with Beat Box Guitar and everyone was happy.
The set break was short then they returned for a stunning set 2. For the whole show Adrian had the hugest smile on his face and at one point even got his guitar go laugh. The band launched into an instrumental jam for Venture and B. Three Of A Perfect Pair lit up the room. It flowed into a jam called B3 then fell into Neurotica. I was in heaven. They let that flow into the delicate Walking On Air then rocked hard with Ampersand. Futurevision was super cool then they rocked the place with Bowie’s Boys Keep Swinging. It flowed into Of Bow And Drum which slid into Elephant Talk. They followed with an over the top Thela Hun Gingeet and called it a night. Well, OK, what really happened was Adrian asked if they could not actually leave the stage and come back and just stay and play one more. We were fine with that. A long instrumental jam called E wrapped the night.
I said a couple of quick goodbyes then took the long but elated walk home
The following pictures are courtesy of Luke Awtry Photography
Jeremy Gilchrist at Robot Dog Studio – Pic by Tim Lewis
Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows.
Song before: Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin
From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for being such a great rock club and for sponsoring our station. Let’s begin with one of those great Burlington songs that gets performed now and then.
1.) Once Upon – Vedora
2.) Let Me Be – Peter Burton
3.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
4.) Bury Me – Forest Gray
Forest has so many fun songs. I wanted to play a song about flowers since we got a nice snowstorm this morning. Thanks Cricket. Great song from Peter. That was recorded live by Ryan Cohen at Robot Dog Studio a couple of weeks ago. Last week I went back to the studio with Jeremy Gilchrist for the second part in the ongoing series. Here is the interview and the three songs he played.
5.) Faded Movie Reel – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist
7.) Great Filter – Jeremy Gilchrist
Thanks to Ryan and Jeremy for making that happen. It will be fun to bring in bands to play live, now and then. OK, here is the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through song after song week after week. We are currently traveling though By My Side and here comes the rock song.
8.) The Light – Kat Wright
9.) A Question Mark To Answer – Seth Yacovone Band
10.) Little Song – Invisible Homes
11.) Ready To Race – Lendway
Those are all such great songs. Did you catch the theme? This next band will rock Foam Brewers tomorrow night.
12.) Surf Showdown – The High Breaks
13.) ME 262 – The Contrarian
14.) Game Of Thrones – The Mountain Says No
15.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
That’s the title song from the brand new EP by Clever Girls. I really need to get out and see them soon. Great song from Mountain. Great cover from Casey Merlin Rae. If you want to hear surf music on a winter day, head to Foam tomorrow. It’s late, so let’s play some sleepy time music.
16.) Sleepwalker – 1881
17.) The Call – Swillbillie
18.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
19.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
Blondes, Hearse, and Billie will play at The Monkey House on Saturday night so that should be fun. Great song from 1881. Last week I played one of the new songs from Slingshot Dakota. Here is the other.
20.) Grudge – Slingshot Dakota
21.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
22.) Make Me See Stars – The Lonestar Chain
23.) Crazy – Clever Girls
I really like that Clever new EP. Lonestar will be back for a show in May as part of Waking Windows. Great songs from Siberians and Slingshot. OK, let’s keep rocking.
24.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
25.) The Crisis – Ninja Custodian
26.) Hold me Tight – The Decentz
27.) Willow I – Tyler Daniel Bean
28.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean
The video for Willow II is really cool. Decentz played in the ’80’s, the Ninja song was from the ’90’s and the Phil song is a couple of years old. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
13th Star – Fish
Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
Star – David Bowie
The Prettiest Star – David Bowie
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop – Neil Young
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Starship Trooper – Yes
Starless (abridged) – King Crimson
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Thela Hun Ginjeet (live) – Adrian Belew
Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows.
Song before: Winter – Tori Amos
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It was in the 70’s over the weekend and today it’s cold and snowy. Welcome to Vermont. Let’s begin tonight with a lovely singer songwriter who graces our state.
1.) Can You Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
2.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
3.) When The Night’s Get Long – Carraway
4.) Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians
I just love that Siberians song. As February ends the nights just seem to stay long so I thought those songs would sound like Burlington. Andriana is playing at Red Square on Saturday at 5pm if you are looking for cool music. Great song from Bethany. OK, let’s play the next song on By My Side.
5.) You’ve Got Problems – Kat Wright
6.) What If? – Madaila
7.) Magenta Man – Rue M.
8.) Kentucky – Cricket Blue
What a lovely piece of rocking dramatic music from Cricket. I just love the drama that Rue add to the music. If you like Madaila, you may want to head to Club Metronome tomorrow night. I think you will like the band they have playing. Great song from Kat and the band. OK, on Saturday this next artist is finally coming back to town. I’ve seen him a dozen times (or so) at Metronome over the years, though not for a long time. The first time I saw him play was back at Hunts with his band The Bears. I’m very excited for his show Saturday night at ArtsRiot. It’s sold out, so I hope you have a ticket.
9.) Young Lions – Adrian Belew
10.) Ampersand – Adrian Belew
11.) Newrotica – Adrian Belew
12.) E – Adrian Belew
I’m so psyched for Saturday! OK, I saw this band last week and this song has been stuck in my head ever since. I hope it gets stuck in yours too.
13.) Eggshell – The Mountain Says No
14.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
15.) Always Monica/Down At The Duck – Chin Ho
Happy Birthday Andrew X Smith and thanks for all the great music over the years. It’s finally cold enough to play the Dave song. Hmmm, Mountain, hmmmm. So, I just got a couple of new songs from a great band who play Burlington once or twice a year. Here’s one of them.
16.) Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
17.) I Didn’t Know I Was A Wizard – Colin Nicholas Clary
18.) A Bottle Of Whiskey Later – Crazyhearse
19.) The Whiskey Always Wins – When Particles Collide
Particles played a great show at Manhattan Pizza a few weeks ago. Hopefully they will be back soon. Hearse are just a great band. Cool song from Colin. Great new song from Slingshot! OK, this next band features a local guitar player who has been in a couple of bands and takes lots of great concert photos. Some of them are hanging in The Mule Bar in Winooski and they are doing a show opening tonight. Luke Awtry Photography has been done a great job documenting the local scene in pictures. Let’s play one of Luke Adam‘s songs from one of my favorite bands.
20.) Linea – Vetica
21.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
22.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
23.) Shadow And Act – Invisible Homes
Homes played a great show last week. Great rockers from Anders and Seth. Hmmm, Vetica. OK, let’s keep rocking.
24.) Good Times – Grand
25.) Your Song – Mr. Doubtfire
26.) Finder – Madelines
27.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
28.) Dominance And Submission – The Contrarian
Great rocker from Casey Merlin Rae. It’s finally cold enough to play the Rabbit song. Madelines rocked us in the ’90’s. Doubtfire and Grand are rocking us today. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
A Feast Of Consequences – Fish
Flood Of Sunshine – The Posies
Murder – David Gilmour
Lily (live) – Kate Bush
Anytime (R&B) – jane siberry
Piano In Every Room – gneiss
Upstream – Supertramp
Downstream – The New Siberians
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Take Your Gold Away – Lendway
Gold In California – The Red Telephone
The ConstruKction Of Light – King Crimson
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm tonight. You can listen over the air on both sides of the Champlain Valley or from the Facebook link above. It will go as follows:
Song Before: The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by thanking Higher Ground for sponsoring us. They have New Year’s Eve and the night before New Year’s Eve shows with Madaila coming up soon. Let’s begin tonight with a gorgeous song from a band who played a bunch of great shows in 2016 and should play a bunch more in the new year.
1.) Love Me Tender – Silver Bridget
2.) Can We Go There? – Bethany Conner Music
3.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
4.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland
Elephants put out a terrific album this year called The Perfect Map. Hana played a great show for us this year in Burlington. Bethany is a cool performer with a ton of potential in her future. Bridget are so cool. OK, here is the next song from Shovel Down.
5.) The Snake – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) No Match For Her – The Decentz
7.) You – Screaming Broccoli
8.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
That’s from a couple of years ago but Rabbit are rocking hard and strong and should have a great 2017. Broccoli and Decentz are from Burlington’s early ’90’s and early ’80’s and helped create the scene we have now. That’s quite the rocker from Seth and the band. This next song may be my favorite from 2016.
9.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
10.) Last Night – Carraway
11.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
12.) Drug Me Up – Ninja Custodian
Ninja’s music always drags me up when I’m down. Doubtfire put out a great EP this year. Carraway and the Siberians put out tremendous albums this year. This next song is an older one but the band got back together for a show this year.
13.) Finger Prison – Envy
14.) Msp2 – ROUGH FRANCIS
15.) Naomi’s Back – Fire The Cannons
16.) It’s Real Again – Zola Turn
That’s a classic from the ’90’s. Cannons kept us rocking through the early 2000’s. That’s a newish one from Francis. I can’t wait for the new album!! Hmmm, Envy. This woman rocked the ’90’s and is still helping music be made.
17.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
18.) Papertrain – David Jarvis
19.) Ex-Files – Better Things
20.) The Art Of Giving In – 1881
That’s a song from the brand new and brilliant album Action. Great song from Better who released that earlier this year. Dave’s song is from the ’90’s but he’s back in town making music. It’s always great to hear Peg. This band will light up Higher Ground with fun this weekend.
21.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
22.) Come Dance – Kat Wright
23.) Piano In Every Room – gneiss
24.) Break – Slingshot Dakota
That’s a song from my favorite non-local album from this year. Besides, SD come and visit us often. Piano is such a comforting song. Great song from Kat’s new album. Same for Madaila. OK, let’s go back a couple of years and rock.
25.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No
26.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean
27.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!
28.) Inner Revolution – Adrian Belew
Everyone is excited that Adrian will play ArtsRiot in March. Waylon always put on great rock shows. Great new song from Tyler. Mountain rock hard and will have a new album soon. I feel like I’ve been moving through time tonight so let’s play this one.
29.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
30.) The Ballad Of Tom Smith – The Skamaphrodites
31.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles
Spiders is one of the great songs from 2016. I want to thank Daniel Bolles for his many years as music editor. Thanks for being such a champion for music in our town, and for taking me seriously. I hope your 2017 brings great new adventures. Well, I’ll be off next week, but I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again the week after next.
32.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
Perfume River (live) – Fish
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
Glow Worm – The Church Band
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Lily (live) – Kate Bush
Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
Lara Logan (60 Minutes) “Dylan Davies told us he went to the (Benghazi) compound during the attack and detailed his role that night. After our report aired, questions arose about whether his account was true.”
Jon Stewart “We thought of raising the, is this true, question before airing these explosive allegations, but it’s such a pain in the ass to check, and what if it was BS, and then we’ve got these 10 minutes to kill.”
I just got back from my local music internet radio show on WBKM.ORG. The first song I was going to play jumped out of the player at the last moment. Also,I stuck the players in queue mode to mix out the ending of the second to last song, but forgot to put it back, so at the end, the outro played a little early. The edges were a bit rough, but the center was pretty creamy.
Song Before: Song Of Wandering Aengus
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful warm sunny day in Burlington, and Church Street is hopping. Here is a song that was just released this week. This is Autumn Drone Part 2 from Alpenglow, on WBKM and they are Burlington’s kind of music.
1.) Overcoat – Swale (was supposed to be Alpenglow, but it jumped out of the player)
2.) Autumn Drone Part !! – Alpenglow
3.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
One of my roommates, Mike Luoma was just representing the Point at the Advance Music Singer Songwriter competition on Tuesday. He said that Hana played Lithuania and advanced to the finals. It’s a great song, no wonder she made it. The order was wrong on the first two, but both are great Fall songs. Last week I finished playing Swale’s album, and tonight I will start a new one. This artist has played in a couple of bands in Burlington, and made so much great music in our town. Week by week, song by song, I will work my way through To A Star In The Yard by Alice Austin
4.) Wings To Me – Alice Austin
5.) Naomi’s Back – Fire The Cannons
6.) Crickets – Wolvings
7.) Things Change – Black Rabbit
If you ever need a great scrappy little garage rock band, you could not do better than Black Rabbit. They are recording, and with a little luck I will have a new song to play on Halloween. Stay tuned. The band Spirit Animal just changed their name to Wolvings. They are playing Friday at The Monkey House. I was just there last Tuesday seeing some heavier than expected metal. It was fun. I love the FTC song and didn’t it just flow out of the Alice song? I hope you liked the Alice, because I’m going to play it all, over the nest few weeks. A while ago a guy named Adrian Belew used to play Burlington, VT to packed houses, all the time. I’ve seen him solo. I’ve seen him with the Bears. Once, when he played solo, he had a band called the Irresponsibles open for him.
8.) Mr Belew – The Irresponsibles
9.) Superboy – The Bears
10.) Ready To Race – Lendway
11.) I Can Feel It – Vetica
I thought that was fun to play two great pop songs that rock, from bands from out of town, with two great pop songs that rock, from bands from in town. Did you notice that Adrian was playing guitar on the Irresponsibles song? Saturday I may head to Radio Bean to see bands play Elliot Smith songs. Hana Zara is the draw and Phil Yates is hosting, so hopefully he’s playing too.
12.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
13.) Teenage Mother Earth (live) – The Red Telephone
14.) Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn and Salad Days
I left the queue mode on so the outro started playing, but I got it stopped. I mentioned Aaron and Red and hoped you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I asked if you’d like to do it again next week.
Tim here, if you’re in Poland you know this next song. It’s been in the top 30, and descending, for the last three weeks.
Song After: All Loved Up – Fish