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The Steph Pappas Experience at Robot Dog Studio and Andriana Chobot at Deli 126 May 31, 2019   Leave a comment

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The Steph Pappas Experience

 

I had a great time seeing music yesterday. I went over to Robot Dog Studio in the early evening to record an interview and live performance with The Steph Pappas Experience. Loren, Matt, and Steph jammed out some bluesy tunes that found fun twists and turns and were fascinating to listen to and made me rock out. She and Loren played acoustic guitar and bass but there was a full rock sound. She played some killer slide for a bit and you’ve got to hear how the conversation meanders to believe it. The band even pulled out a fifth song jazz jam in honor of Jazzfest. I’ll have that on my radio show on WBKM next Thursday.

 

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The Steph Pappas Experience

We started the recording a little after 6 and were done a little after 7. I drove home, zipped out the door and walked to Deli/126. I got in and settled as Andriana Chobot rocked out some songs with her drummer Jesse Samuel Rosenfield and guitarist Franky Andreas. They veered a little bit away from the more normal rock presentation of her songs and gave them all an appropriate jazzy feel. She opened on the mellow side with Not I and Another Day then brought the energy up with Cascade. She took us for a ride in her daddy’s white T-Bird then sang of My Old House. She asked us to stay and make her warm then sang about being Alone In The Night. The played another cool song then dropped a cover of Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone. She sang about there being nowhere to go but here and was going to wrap the set with a super cool Neon, but hung out for one more. The closing song about the work of Steven Hawking giving her Galaxy Eyes was super cool.

I was kind of tired at that point so I took the lovely walk home with tons of beautiful music in my soul.

 

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Andriana Chobot

 

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Radio Show 295 Thursday February 28, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday February 28th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Kashmir – Led Zeppelin

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a song that I saw performed live a couple of weeks ago, that is still stuck in my head. It’s a sad lyric, but such a happy song.

1.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy
2.) Gravity – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
3.) Middlesex – SWALE
4.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot

Andriana and her trio played earlier today at The Skinny Pancake. She’s always amazing. That’s such a sad lyric and happy music from Swale. Same for Milton and J. Great songs everyone. OK, Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Thunder From Mansfield To The Lake – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Old Souls Of Chatham County – Jeremy Gilchrist
7.) Leonard – Jeremy Gilchrist
8.) Interstellar Kid – Jeremy Gilchrist
9.) Indigenous Souls – Jeremy Gilchrist

I know we usually do four songs, but we had to do five for Jeremy for obvious reasons. Thanks for making us sound so great Ryan Cohen Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Christian James for the video work on Indigenous Souls, which is on YouTube now. OK, this next performer will be a Radio Bean tomorrow.

10.) De Colores – Marcie Hernandez
11.) Can You Love me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
12.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
13.) Brothers – Troy Millette Music
14.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

What a lovely sentiment and fantastic song from Joe. Troy will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Francesca has a show on Sunday at Meadowlark Studio on Sunday. Bethany will be at The Skinny Pancake tomorrow. OK, let’s play an appropriate song from a band who are at SideBar tonight.

15.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts
16.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys
17.) Ode To The River – Julia Caesar
18.) Ice Diver – The High Breaks

The Breaks will treat us to some icy surf music at Nectar’s tomorrow. Julia will be at Radio Bean tomorrow. The Torys will be at The Monkey House tomorrow. Cool song from the Newts. OK, this band will be at the Bean tomorrow night with Julia.

19.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
20.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
21.) Lifetime – Radio Underground
22.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No

I haven’t pulled that one out for a while, and lust love it. Cool songs from Radio and Spangler. Miku always rocks. OK, here is the next song on the New Siberians album.

23.) Star – The New Siberians
24.) Jessie – Danny & The Parts
25.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
26.) Turn Your Face Towards Tomorrow – Midnight Vigil

Vigil will be at Radio Bean Saturday night. Great rockers from Phil and Danny. I love that Siberians song. 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
Man With A Stick – Fish
Waverly Steps – Fish
Little Man What Now – Fish
Put It Off – The Tragically Hip
Circle Line – Fish
State Of Mind – Fish
Emperors Song – Fish
Voyeur – Fish
Assassing – Marillion
Jigsaw – Marillion
Fugazi – Marillion
The Porpoise Song – The Church
The Nile Song – Pink Floyd
Until we Sleep – David Gilmour
Firth Of Fifth – Genesis
Crime Of The Century – Supertramp
Alone – Children in Paradise
We’re The Loops – The Mockingbirds
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

 

Radio Show 286 Thursday December 20, 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 December 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake

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From our small city to the great big world,, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s almost Christmas, and I have a lot of appropriate songs on the way tonight, but let’s begin with the next song on the Grim Work album.

1.) Lost Cause – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
2.) Christmastime Blues – Jason Baker
3.) O Come O Come Emmanuel – Cricket Blue
4.) Hallelujah – SWALE

I love that version of the Leonard song with the fun lyrics of familiar Christmas characters. Lovely version of the classic from Cricket. That’s from a new album from Meadowlark Studio that was recently released. i have several of the other songs on that album on the way later. OK, let’s give you all a nice present. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Intro/May (Untitled) – Adrienne Cooper Smith
6.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
7.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Adrienne Cooper Smith – Adrienne Cooper Smith

The interview was fun and does not dwell on the titles. Thanks for that great performance Adrienne! I also want to thank Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great and Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video that is on Youtube now. OK, so I caught this band play this song at Nectar’s on Monday, and now I’m going to play it for you.

9.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
10.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
11.) It’s Christmas – Swale
12.) It’s Christmas – Physics Club
13.) We 3 Kings – Electric Halo

I love that somber version of Kings from Joe Adler. Physics are son funny. They will open for Swale at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday for what should be a fun and lovely holiday show. Will someone please finally get Mountain that sled? They’ve been asking for years. Hen are so fun. OK, here’s a song that will likely get played live soon.

14.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
15.) Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Josh Glass
16.) Winter Song – Julia Beerworth
17.) Silent Night – The DuPont Brothers
18.) Blue Christmas – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes

It’s so nice when they sing together. Cool version of the classic from Zach and Sam. Josh put out a local Christmas album a few years ago that featured his and Julia’s songs. There will be more from that album soon. Cool song from Swale. OK, here’s another classic.

19.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone Music
20.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
21.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
22.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
23.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn

Cool version of the classic from Aaron. Jackie and Josh’s voices sound so nice together. What a stunning performance from Cait. Same for Greg. I thought it would be nice to have a little more banjo in the show and Gordon is amazing. Here’s another classic.

24.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
25.) The Christmas Song – Yasmin Taybey
26.) Someday At Christmas – Dwight & Nicole
27.) Joy To The World – The UVM Hit Paws
28.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Fun version of the classic from Josh. I think that’s both versions intertwined from Paws. Cool new classic from the dynamic duo. Yasmin owns Meadowlark and does a nice version of the classic. Beautiful version of the classic from the singer from Nina’s Brew. OK, let’s keep the spirit going.

29.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark
30.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
31.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
32.) Baby Please Come Home – Josh Panda

Great huge rocking version of that song. That’s such a fun version of the classic from Linda. Joe were a classic ’90’s band and Samara is always amazing. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Awaken – Yes
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Images (Chapter 1) – Saga
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming.

 

 

Radio Show 281 Thursday November 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Milton Busker and the Grim Work pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm Eastern time on WBKM.ORG Thursday November 8. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Thrasher – Neil Young

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got a lot happening tonight, so let’s dive in. On Saturday, it’s the WBKM birthday party at Nectar’s. Here are some of the bands that will be playing.

1.) Fields Of Green – The Beerworh sisters featuring Julia Beerworth
2.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
3.) New York, My Lovely – Josh Glass
4.) Coconut Breeze – The High Breaks

Julia, Aaron, and Josh will play as a band called Duck Duck Goose. Matthew Bryan Hagen and Craig Mitchell will play some acoustic Prince songs. The Breaks will rock out for a bit and Seth Yacovone will close the night with an homage to Rust Never Sleeps. It’s going to be epic. OK, here’s a real treat. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
6.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
7.) Glad To See You Go – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
8.) Made Of Stars – Milton Busker And The Grim Work

I want to thank Milton and the band for that lovely performance. Thanks for making us sound great Ryan Cohen! Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the filming. You can find a video for Basement on YouTube now.

OK, I’ve got another treat for you. On Tuesday afternoon I spoke with Zach Tenorio Miller from Arc Iris about their new album Icon Of Ego. Here is the interview with him and some songs off the new album. Please note, Zach was in the middle of Kentucky in the wilderness when he called in. There is a double opening since we lost the connection at the beginning, but the rest is smooth sailing. Iris will be at the Stone Church in Brattleboro tomorrow and at ArtsRiot on Saturday.

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9.) Everybody’s Counting On Her – Arc Iris
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10.) Turn It Up – Arc Iris
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11.) If You Can See – Arc Iris
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12.) Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
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Thanks so much Zach! Thanks to Ovi Horta for setting up the interview. OK, this next band will be at Rathaus tomorrow.

13.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
14.) Stumble – Andriana Chobot
15.) Garabato Funeral – Mal Maïz
16.) Get Out – Clever Girls

The Girls will rock Higher Ground on Wednesday. Mal will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you check that out, maybe check out Grain Thief at Light Club Lamp Shop earlier in the evening. Andriana will be at Foam Brewers tomorrow. OK, here is the last song on MSP3 Counter Attack. I will have to start a new album next week.

17.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS
18.) Jesse – The Parts
19.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band
20.) Black, Blue, and White – The New Siberians

Great song from the Siberians. Call was recorded live last week at Robot Dog. The Parts are at Sidebar tonight. Great 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:
Scattering Crows – Fish
Scared – The Tragically Hip
Judas – Steve Harris British Lion
I Wanna Go Back – Ace Frehley
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Hot Rails To Hell – Blue Oyster Cult
Two Weeks (‘Til The End Of The World – Grand
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Bitter Suite/Heart Of Lothian – Fish
Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
The Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
Janie Jones – The Clash
Hey Hey My My (Into The Black) – Neil Young
You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor
She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
Marsailles – Angel City
Village Fire – analog missionary
Purple Rain – Prince
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

Radio Show 278 Thursday October 18, 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 Eastern time Thursday October 18. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Be My Hero – October Project

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with an artist who used to play around all the time then moved west. He will be back for a show Sunday at Light Club.

1.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
2.) The Badger Flies At Dawn – Adam Rabin
3.) Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
4.) Hermaphorditus – Rue M.

Rue play fun dance songs with tons of drama and over the top stage shows. They are playing at the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. That’s the title song to the new Arc album. They are from Rhode Island but play town often enough that’s it’s not cheating much to play them on my show. That’s the title song from Adam’s upcoming album. More details soon. Great song form Gregory. OK, this next artist will be at Nectar’s on Monday.

5.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart
7.) Miss Ready Blossom – Aaron Flinn
8.) She, Vampire Tamer – Dr Gasp And The Eeks

It’s closing in on Halloween, so I thought I’d get into the mood with that one. The Doctor will be at Radio Bean on Friday. Aaron will be at The Double E on Friday and Mr Stewart will play there on Saturday, though he will be in the larger T-Rex theater. Great song from Francesca. This next artist will be at 14th Star Brewery on Tuesday.

9.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music
10.) Songbird – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) Coming Over The Hill – Radio Underground
12.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

Anders will be at Light Club on Saturday. He always puts on amazing shows. Another cool new song from Underground. That’s the last song on David’s Book Of Zoo album. If you had not noticed, I just played the whole album, one song a week, over the last couple of months. Great song from Troy. OK, let’s continue with album that I’m formally playing all the way through. It’s called MSP3 Counter Attack and is completely amazing.

13.) Meth Mouth – ROUGH FRANCIS
14.) My Red – The Lavas
15.) Heavy Psych – The Cush
16.) Windigo – Crazyhearse

Great song from the Middlebury band. Great rocker from the Cush. Lavas grew out of Queen Tangerine who grew out of Zola Turn. Such a great song. Nice rocker from Francis. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Place Ov Dead Roads – Casey Merlin Rae
18.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
19.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
20.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
21.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers

I love that song from the Shakers. Sweet version of the classic by Bridget. Nice saw from Johnnie Day Durand on the Silver and Joe songs. I want to send Brothers out to my brother Ken and all of my other brothers and sisters in our community. Carraway are rocking the The Monkey House right now. Great song from Casey. OK, Arc Iris just put out a new album, but a couple of months ago they put out an album of their reworkings of songs from Joni Mitchell’s Blue album. Here is one of those songs.

22.) California – Arc Iris
23.) Magenta Man – Rue M
24.) If You Can See – Arc Iris
25.) Exit Strategy – Rue M.

Since Rue are playing three shows, I had to play three of their songs. See is from the new Icon Of Ego album and California is from the Foggy Lullaby album. 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:
The Field – Fish
Nautical Disaster – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Then – Yes
Past The Mission – Tori Amos
Dig Him – Andriana Chobot
The Saxophone Song – Kate Bush
I Wait – Children in Paradise
Ripples – Genesis
New Americana – Halsey
On The Air – Peter Gabriel
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker – The Ramones
Capital Radio One – The Clash
When You Were Mine – The Church
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 274 Thursday September 20, 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 September 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before – Wiser Time – The Black Crowes

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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 played almost 4 hours last night at Red Square.

1.) Other Side Of The Rain – Robin Gottfried
2.) Waikiki – The Essex Green
3.) Pale Blue Dot – Sputoola
4.) Nature – Madaila

Great song from the people who have put so much fun music into our community in the last few years. Cool new song from Sputoola. It will be interesting to see where they go. Another cool song from Essex. Robin is such a great guitar player, and a pretty decent songwriter. OK, This next band will take over the Stone Church in Brattleboro on Friday and Saturday. Get into a nice relaxed state for this one.

5.) Notebook – The Edd
6.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
7.) If I Knew – Binger
8.) By Suicide – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Another great song from the champion of the local library. If you ever feel that far down, please reach out to your friends. We care about you. Cool song from Binger that features Stephanie Heaghney on vocals. I caught her new band JUPTR this weekend at GPN. I’ll have to track down some of their music soon. Nice portrait of Vermont, both good and bad, from the rappers. Cool song from The Edd. OK, so this next band are legends in town. They have been playing for 16 years and will celebrate their birthday Friday at Light Club Lamp Shop. They have created some of the most gorgeous and powerful music that our state has seen. Let’s honor them in the only reasonably possible way.

9.) Overcoat – SWALE
10.) Armadillo – Swale
11.) Felon – Swale
12.) Soul Piggy Bank – Swale

Such beautiful songs. Maybe I should play some more.

13.) Cancer – Swale
14.) Black Boys On Mopeds – Swale
15.) If You Get Lost – Swale
16.) Waiting For You – Swale

From the initial trio of Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, and Jeremy Frederick to the addition of Tyler Bolles Swale have graced our state with power that flows right into your heart. Mopeds is a cover of the Sinead O’Connor song. If you haven’t seen the amazing video that Eric put together, that highlights the staggering amount of violence against black people, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Is that all of the great songs that they have? I don’t think so.

17.) Waterlanding – Swale
18.) Good Medicine – Swale
19.) All Down Tonight – Swale
20.) The Next Instead – Swale

Such great music. If you don’t think I’m going to play 16 Swale songs to celebrate their sweet 16, you don’t know me very well.

21.) Elevator – Swale
22.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
23.) Popular Crowd – Swale
24.) Drug Laws – Swale

Happy 16th birthday Swale. Here’s to many more! OK, here is the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

25.) Geese – ROUGH FRANCIS
26.) Collider – Doom Service
27.) Junior – Clever Girls

Clever played a killer set at GPN. They will be at The Monkey House on Sunday and Nectar’s next Wednesday. Doom will be at Jim’s Basement on Sunday. 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:
Lucky (live with the story of Rock and Roll) – Fish
Greasy Jungle – The Tragically Hip
Sting Me – The Black Crowes
The Road – Anders Parker
Cathedral – analog missionary
Symphony Of Light – Renaissance
Can We Be Still? – Thanya Iyer
Another Day – Andriana Chobot
Ships – Anais Mitchell
Kick Rocks – And The Kids
Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
Vicarious – Alice Austin
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple

Andriana Chobot at Red Square, Clever Girls and Rough Francis at Speaking Volumes, and Ouzkxqlzn at Art Hop September 7, 2018   Leave a comment

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Andriana Chobot

I had a great time seeing music last Friday at the South End Art Hop, ArtsRiot, and Red Square. Every year, artists have a weekend to show how amazing they are and fill the South End of Burlington with art. There are tons of galleries with paintings, sculpture, and other creative endeavors. There are lots of bands playing around and it’s always a good time. This year, I looked and did not see much music listed. The one show that caught my eye was Clever Girls at 8 with Rough Francis to follow.

I had a relaxing day off and was focused on the show, when I looked at 7 Days and saw a cool show listed at 4pm. I was a little slow out the door and walked into Red Square about 4:15. Andriana Chobot was onstage singing and playing keys and Cody Sargent played drums. He added a nice rhythm to the songs and his cymbal work was lovely. Andriana has a gorgeous powerful voice and plays keys in a way that keeps my heart rising. She sang about manifest destiny and dropped in a cover of Regina Spektor’s Ode To Divorce. My Old House had some nice keyboard flourishes and Another Day was magical. She sang about Galaxy Eyes and Coffee then said all she wanted is a bit of your heartbeat. She sang about how winter is coming then took a short set break. They returned with a song about The Cure then continued with a playful song about see saws. Dig Him rocked, Cascade soared then we took a ride into the wilds of Vermont. She sang a Carole King inspired song about changing my mind then dropped a cool cover of Ain’t No Sunshine. Neon had an appropriately dark glow and Not I melted my heart. They kept driving on then closed the set with Alone In The Night. Wow, I had not made it to Art Hop yet and had already heard 19 great songs.

 

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I left quickly and walked south. I caught a couple of songs by a band in a parking lot that may have been The Ramparts. They sounded cool but said there was music happening at the Green Door, and that is always one of the best Art Hop shows. I ran into Charlie Messing and we headed to a nearby gallery filled with rooms and lovely works of art. We ran into Frank DeAngelis and I was dazzled by his work. We then headed over to the space up behind ArtsRiot but no one was on. Danny LeFrancois said The Parts would be playing later but the timing conflicted with my primary objective. Oh well. Charlie wandered off and I remembered a building on the corner of Pine and Howard that seemed to have a lot of galleries. I walked up stairs and through doors and each one had more and more fantastic paintings. I followed hallways and found cool little rooms, I followed corridors and found more rooms full of art. I took one turn and found a room where music was about to be played. It was close to 8 but I had to hang and check some of it out. A dark video began and Ouzkxqlzn began to play. I grabbed a seat in awe as she worked the wrench over the guitar. I love the sounds she finds and weaves into a spell. About 10 of 8 I ripped myself away and went in search of Clever Girls. They were setting up and Diane Jean said they would go on around 8:30. I raced back to the building and back through the maze and somehow found the show room again then settled in for the end of Lauren’s set. I hung out as Adrienne Cooper Smith spoke about the mixture of the video she made and the sound of the music. A band got up to play and I think they did their own improvisation to the same video. I’m guessing Adrienne did the same at some point on her electric banjo. I’ve just got to figure out how to be in two, or more, places at once.

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I listened to the bands cool sound for a bit then headed back to Speaking Volumes and ran into Peg Tassey. We chatted a bit with Dan Davine, then Clever Girls began to play. They opened with a hard hitting blues rock jam then dropped it into Catch And Release. Dumb Smile was pretty intense for a slower song then Diane screamed out the 1 2 3 4 opening to Loose Tooth. They sang about tilting your head back and waiting for this to pass, playing hide and seek, and rocked Junior nice and hard. Loom was heavy and powerful and Hannah Wants To See You soared. The closed with a blistering version of Heavy and we were in a happy place.

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Clever Girls

I ducked out to see what was happening at ArtsRiot. Barbacoa were onstage, so I grabbed a drink and went to the front. They played a surf rock instrumental western then dropped a cool Paint It Black. They played a song with lyrics about how you are my dreamy girl then rocked out Love Takes It’s Toll On Me. They surfed through Venus In Spurs and my internal alarm went off and I headed back to SV.

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Barbacoa

I ran into Charlie again and chatted with a bit then the next band were about to hit. I almost made it past the merch table clean, but caught the edge of the cloth and sent a couple of things flying. I turned to help but Nicole Hackney was already on it. Sorry about that. Thanks for cleaning up my klutziness. I found a spot near Matthew Kloss and ROUGH FRANCIS began to play. They opened hard with I-90 East and followed with a song about coming together called Ruffians. They sang about werewolves on MSP2, then lit into Big Box Law Enforcement. A short way in, the power blew out leaving nothing but Urian Hackney‘s drums. Bobby Hackney Jr. had a fun chat with the crowd and quickly, the power came back. They launched back into Box and the power blew again on the first note. It quickly came back, and with an amazing boldness of spirit, they launched into it again. The power stayed on and the show continued. Julian Hackney played some ripping guitar leads, Paul rocked his guitar and danced hard, while Dan stood back and used his bass to anchor the songs. They rocked us with Geese and Pandas then went back to the first album for Home Invasion. They slowed things down with the anti-fascist Walk On By, then rocked out Retrosexual. They kept the fury going with Methmouth then let it fall into a jam. A guy from the audience stepped up a bit and began dancing, maybe break dancing, and delighted the crowd and the band. The jam amped up and they ripped through Earthquake then rocked out Procession 1. They lit into the familiar notes of Comm To Space as we rocked out “in the midnight hour”. They brought it to its thunderous conclusion, and as they were about to ramp up into the ending section, the power blew again. Undaunted, when it quickly returned they quickly ripped out the ending and called it a night. They are always great.

I headed out quickly in search of one more band, but it was after 10 and everything was shutting down. I let the exhaustion of the day wash over me, then took the lovely walk home.

 

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Rough Francis