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Radio Show 199 Thursday March 16, 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 107.1FM WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time, whatever time that is, and will go as follows:

Song before: Little Wing – Uli Jon Roth

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. There is a new series at The Monkey House called The Show Up Shows where they have bands play and donate money to a worthy cause. Sunday will be the second installment and will support Planned Parenthood. It will feature these next four bands.

1.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
2.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
3.) It’s A Shame – The Parts
4.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Those are four cool songs and all of the bands will be at the Monkey House on Sunday. I think it’s an early show and starts at 6:30. OK, let’s play the next song on By My Side.

5.) Feelin’ Strong – Kat Wright
6.) Spring – Madaila
7.) Summer Falls – Lendway
8.) Paperclip Chains – Let’s Whisper

I love Whisper’s songs. I think they are making a new album. I had to play Spring and Summer Falls since we got 30″ of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday and it’s a bright shining winter wonderland outside. Great song by the super strong Kat Wright band. Madaila, and these next four bands, are playing at Higher Ground (thanks for sponsoring us HG) on Saturday at 12:30 in the afternoon. They will be rocking out some kids songs.

9.) Smile – Dwight & Nicole
10.) What’s The Deal With The Triangle? – James Kochalka
11.) Popular Crowd – SWALE
12.) Righteous – ROUGH FRANCIS

If I was not working, I’d love to be there for that show. They’ve done it for a few years now. So, I just got in this new album by a new band who feature Greg and Casey from Rocketsled. They are called Senders.

13.) Too Late To Learn – Senders
14.) ETI (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – The Contrarian
15.) Go Ahead And Fear The Reaper – Senders
16.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian

Casey Merlin Rae creates music as the Contrarian and is now in a new band too. Perhaps he is in others too. OK, I just got this new song in and it’s really cool.

17.) Laughing Jim – The Edd
18.) Lines and Spaces (live) – The Cancer Conspiracy
19.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland

Cool song from Elephants. Per John M Whyte they have a new album coming and a really cool sound. I can’t wait. CC were a classic ’90’s band. I love the Floyd feel of Edd. OK, this next artist just released this EP last week and it’s getting a lot of notice.

20.) 45 – Clever Girls
21.) Small Town Movie (live) – The Cush
22.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
23.) This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Senders.

I just had to play the Senders and Homes songs back to back. Great song by The Cush. Same for Clever. OK, let’s go way back in time.

24.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
25.) It’s Real Again – Zola Turn
26.) Decide – Dave Jarvis Band
27.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!

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

28.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs After:
The Lost Plot – Fish
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
The Road – Anders Parker
Fly To The Rainbow – Uli Jon Roth
Emerald – Ace Frehley
Catch Your Train – Uli Jon Roth
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
The Sails Of Charon – Uli Jon Roth
Sealine – The Church Band
All along The Watchtower – Uli Jon Roth
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

 

 

Radio Show 182 Thursday November 3, 2016 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 107.1FM WBKM can be heard from the Facebook link, will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time tonight, and will go as follows:

Song before: It Ain’t Easy – David Bowie

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring us at the station. They have a packed week of great bands. I just got a copy of the new album by Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band called By My Side. It’s really good so let’s dive right into it.

1.) Come Dance – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
2.) This Land Is Your Land – VT artists
3.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vt Musicians

That was recorded in the 1980’s but still sounds so relevant today. With the upcoming election, if we can’t vote for Bernie, we can still follow his advice. Please vote and please don’t vote for the clown. OK, it’s time for the next song on the Invisible Homes album Song For My Double that I’m playing all the way through week after week until it’s done.

4.) The Clown – Invisible Homes
5.) Who’s Your Fool? – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
6.) Grounded – Invisible Jet
7.) Jazzmaster – Made by Robots

I caught Robots over the summer at Jazzfest and really liked them and have been wanting to play some of their music. Jet were a classic band from Burlington’s illustrious ’90’s. Another great new Kat song. OK, so today is my Mom’s birthday. I spent some time this morning with her and my brother. She really likes this classic Vermont singer, so this one goes out to you Mom.

8.) The Power Of The Word – Jon Gailmor
9.) 15 Steps – Maryse Smith
10.) Threaded – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
11.) Monarch Butterfly – Jenny Montana

Jenny used to play that song in the 2000’s though I have not heard from her in a while. It’s such a fun song. Jeremy Gilchrist is raising money to make his new album Threaded. If you like that song, please consider supporting him by pre-purchasing it. Maryse still comes back to play now and then and Jon is a local legend. This next band release their new album Traces tomorrow (I knew it was soon when I recorded the show but did not realize it’s out tomorrow).

12.) 1 – Madaila
13.) Nature – Madaila
14.) You Got Problems – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
15.) I Do – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
16.) Woods – Madaila

Those were the opening closing songs from Madaila’s Traces album and two more great new Kat songs. Yesterday, I went to Nectar’s and saw Sue Minter, Peter Welch, Pat Leahy, and Al Franken. Al was very serious and very funny and really wants us to go out and vote. Before and after the speeches was a tremendous show of music from Bob Wagner and friends. Here is a song from Bob’s other non indomitable band to give you a hint about what they sounded like yesterday.

17.) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Book ‘Em Blues Band
18.) The Light – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

Another great new Kat Wright song. Yes, Bob really is that great of a guitar player. Tuesday is election day and there is a show at Nectar’s that night so everyone can go out and party and not have to be alone, whichever way it works out. Here are a few of the bans that will be here.

19.) The Magic Robot – James Kochalka
20.) Hermaphroditus – Rue M.
21.) A Bottle Of Whiskey Later – Crazyhearse
22.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes

If you are looking for music next Tuesday check out The Dirty Blondes Present: Exit Poll 2016 at Nectar’s. With those fun bands, and more, it’s going to be a great show. This next song has been running through my head all week. I hope you enjoy it.

23.) Black, Blue and White – The New Siberians
24.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland
25.) Sleepwalker – 1881

That song has been running through my head a lot lately too. Great song from Elephants. Our Earth is not random, it’s the only one we’ve got, so let’s do all that we can to take care of it, and us by default. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? See ya, ta ta, farewell….

26.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after:
13th Star – Fish
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Sat In Your Lap – Kate Bush
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music

 

Swale as Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016   Leave a comment

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

 

I had a great time seeing music Saturday night at Light Club Lamp Shop. I got out of work at 5 and hung out at home for a while. The show was set to start around 9:30 and by quarter of 9 I was bored and headed out the door. I quickly arrived at the club, grabbed a seat and a drink and watched as the band steadily got the show together. When they were almost set they played a rocking version of Jack Sharp to make sure the sound was right then wandered out the door. It was not long until they returned to the shop in full costume. Eric Olsen looked great as Tony Iommi, Tyler Bolles had Geezer Butler down, Jeremy Frederick had the Bill Ward scowl and Amanda Gustafson was dressed in a brown leather jacket and had all of Ozzy’s moves.

SWALE were set to play the Paranoid album all the way through, and it’s pretty common for them to play War Pigs around Halloween each year, so their tremendous version of it was no surprise. They rocked the title song hard then things got weird. Planet Caravan mellowed the full room into a drifty trance as Amanda used some cool effects to shift her voice in an eerie way. The opening chords of Iron Man elicited a fun recognition from the room and the band rocked it hard. The not so cheery tale of the end of the world in Electric Funeral was dark and bleak and beautifully played. The real treasure of the night was Hand Of Doom. It started mellow then went through a bunch of cool changes and rocked hard and deep in the middle. The psychedelic doom and gloom was in full force until it eased off at the end. Amanda left the stage for the instrumental Rat Salad. Eric had a cool shimmering effect on the guitar strings at the beginning of the song and Jeremy played a short but cool drum solo toward the end. Amanda returned to the stage for the story of the wasted person who swore that Faeries Wear Boots. Since that is the last song on the album I thought they would be done but they encored with the War Pigs/Runaway mashup they sometimes do. It would have been cool if they let it run a bit longer but they were out of time and the room was steadily filling with costumed partygoers who wanted to dance to the DJ who was on next. I quickly ducked out the door and took the heavy and happy walk home.

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

 

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

 

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

 

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

Black Swaleth at Light Club Lamp Shop October 29, 2016

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Surf Sabbath with The High Breaks, Asperos Saicos, and Mac Swan & Black Holly at the Monkey House January 30, 2016   Leave a comment

The Monkey House photo by Tim Lewis

The Monkey House photo by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of weeks ago at the Monkey House. I met up with Nathan Curtis and Rich Haskell and we arrived and settled in. Mac Swan & Black Holly hit the stage soon after. They played some rocking songs that skirted the line between hardcore and metal. The music felt a bit more metal but the singer was much more punk. The bass and drums were solid but the heavily amplified banjo added a very different sound. Their set was not super long, but it was super fun.

Swale at the BCA Center in Burlington, VT October 30, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a great time seeing Swale last night. They played to a small crowd who were (mostly) not watching the Red Sox win the World Series (there was a score check in the middle of the set).

The low lit room, filled with colored lights and art on the walls, had some droning rock playing as Swale set up. Dressed in black, with pointy witch hats, they mixed themselves into a slowly surging Armadillo, and we were on our way. It mixed into Faineant, which built the energy without going over the top. Waiting followed with a slow burn intensity, then they kicked it into full gear with a blistering Everyone Likes To Fight. They played a cool newish tune and a slow cover that I did not know. They ramped it back up for a full on fired up Popular Crowd. The set ended. with a stunning War Pigs and they really jammed the instrumental parts hard.

Part of me wanted to stick around and see what James Belizia and Heloise were up to, but she’s usually a bit more dancy, and after Swale’s stunning set, I was done. What a fantastic hour of music!

A quick look at Mildred Moody’s Full Moon Masquerade November 28 at Club Metronome   Leave a comment

Just got home from the Mildred Moody Full Moon Masquerade at Metronome. Mildred Moody band were on when I walked in. They played a couple of sweet, moody Americana jam, or something like that, which sounds good when there’s a full moon, sort of songs. They brought up a violinist who added some sweet gentle electric leads. Up next was a heavily rearranged Nirvana song, that the guitar/singer, guitar, bass, drums, 3 backup singers, band, did a nice job with. After that, one of the backup singers, Samara Lark, took the lead vocal and channeled her inner Ozzy for a killer Electric Funeral. The crowd filled the place, and almost went crazy. Wow, what a start.

Up next, in the other room, Lee Anderson did a piece. I missed some of it, but it did have him holding a giant bone over his head, and laughing maniacally.

I spent a bit more time in the big room watching Swale get set up. They opened with a delicate version of Waiting, that got more and more intense as it went along. It was pretty rocking at the end, and they kept the mood upbeat with a smoking Everyone likes to fight. They slowed it down a bit with a Jeremy song (War is not the answer, we are all the same), with Amanda on guitar and Eric on bass. Jeremy, of course, sang and played drums. At this point it sounded like something was happening in the other room. Much of the audience went there, but some of us stayed for C’est La Vie. A few people came back for the dancy tune.. They followed with If you go back home then a shimmering version of Middlesex. They kept at it with Old School and lit the place with something like All I want to do is… They kept the energy up with Faineant, even with a broken string. They followed with a down cover that I should know, but can’t grasp. Next was a beautiful version of If You Get Lost, which most of the audience had. Amanda said there was one more, then looked out at the crowd, counted us, and said six more, one for each of you. At this point Eric was still playing Scott’s guitar (from Mildred Moody Band), which he had been, since the string break. It was just him on guitar and Jeremy on drums, when Amanda started to sing Purple Rain. Half way in, she sat at the keys, and let Eric Olsen rip out some killer leads. It was glorious! At the end Scott came to the stage and said his guitar had never sounded like that. You’ve gotta love rock and roll.

In the other room, a rapping puppet show gave way to a pair of dj’swho  played some obnoxious edm.  I hung out in the main room, waiting for Errands. I remembered liking them, but they did not grab me as much tonight. It’s like pop edm trance, played live with a keyboard/singer and drummer, but after a while, you just know where all the notes are going to be, and is just not as interesting. I hung out for most of their set and liked them, but was not enthralled, in the way that Swale and Mildred Moody had me. I settled up, stepped down the stairs, and cruised home. What a beautiful way to spend a full moon.