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Radio Show 244 Thursday February 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Mr Doubtfire

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM on Thursday February 8 will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time. You can stream it from the Facebook page link above or WBKM.ORG It will go as follows.

Song Before: You’re Not Alone – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world these are the Sounds Of Burlington. There is a wonderful artist in our town who plays with bands like NODON and Villanelles who’s name is Seth Gundersen. Let’s begin tonight with a song from his older brother Dave that Seth just released for us.

1.) I Know – Dave Gundersen
2.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
3.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
4.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara

I’m so excited to see Hana when she plays Radio Bean this Sunday. It was so great to see Maryse play last Monday at Light Club Lamp Shop. She will be there next Monday, and the couple after that. Sometimes the world looks dark so thanks Zookeepers for lighting that candle. Beautiful song from Dave. Thanks so much for sharing it Seth! OK, so The Cush just released a new EP that they recorded on the Isle Of Man.

5.) November – The Cush
6.) This Kind Of Friend – The Cush
7.) Faded Hollow – The Cush
8.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No

Great new song form Mountain that we recorded a couple of weeks ago at Robot Dog. Thanks for all that lovely music Cush! OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a performance and interview by Mr Doubtfire.

9.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
10.) Worthless – Mr Doubtfire
11.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr Doubtfire
12.) Once More With Apathy – Mr Doubtfire

Thanks Mr Doubtfire for rocking so hard! Thanks Sam for helping set up and tear down and thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
14.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
15.) Imaginary – Envy
16.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
17.) Skybot – Blowtorch

Blowtorch will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. I love that Doll song. Classic from Envy. Great Husker Du cover from Rabbit. Frank DeAngelis was saying how much he enjoyed your performance of it. Cool song from Humble. This one is pretty cool too.

18.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
19.) Wicked World – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
20.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
21.) Catch And Release – Clever Girls

Clever will be at Higher Ground tomorrow. Great song from Zeus. Surf Sabbath will play at Nectar’s on Valentine’s Day. Great song from Kelly. This next band will play Wednesday too.

22.) Loser – SWALE
23.) Free – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Eleanor – Cricket Blue
25.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine

Don’t we all feel that way now and then? Cricket will play Sunday at Radio Bean with Hana and I’m very excited about that. Francesca will play with Maryse next Monday, though there’s another show happening at the Bean that I want to see too. Sigh. Swale will play some Black Sabbath songs on Wednesday at Nectar’s. Woo Hoo! OK, Here is the next song on Black, Blue & White.

26.) Breaking Camp – The New Siberians
27.) Basket Of Words – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
28.) Moonlight – Night Protocol
29.) Hold Him – Wren Kitz
30.) The Bad Year – Carraway

Great song from Carraway. Wren is playing Friday at Light Club. I haven’t caught Protocol yet but will have to soon. Uncle will be at Radio Bean on Monday. Great song from the Siberians. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after:
Cliche – Fish
Boots Or Hearts – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Rivers Made For Crossing – analog missionary
Wake The Raven – Kimberly White Project
Firepower – Judas Priest
Doctor Doctor – Michael Schenker Group
Moonchild – Iron Maiden
Aura – The Church Band
In The Court Of The Crimson King – Greg Lake
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

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Radio Show 233 Thursday November 16, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday November 19. It can be streamed at WBKM.ORG or from our Facebook page here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Beautiful Day – U2

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a heck of a day.

1.) Judgement Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
2.) Stormy Day – Robin Gottfried Band
3.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
4.) Just Another Day – The Nancy Druids

Any day in a well lived life can be any of the above. OK, let’s move on to the last song on the Surf Sabbath album. This is a surf rock mashup between Penetration by The Pyramids and Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath

5.) Sweet Penetration – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
6.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
7.) Immigrant Trio – Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton)
8.) Loser – SWALE

Great song by a band who specialize in speaking about hard feelings and who wrap their words in beautiful melodies. We all feel like losers now and then so make sure you have a few good friends to help you out of that feeling when you get there. Great music from Ray and Russ. Andy is a classic from the ’90’s. Cool surf mashup from the Breaks. I’ll start a new album to play all the way through in a couple of weeks. This next band just released a great new album. Here are a few songs.

9.) I Guess I’ve Had Enough Too – Eastern Mountain Time
10.) Since I Quit Drinking – Eastern Mountain Time
11.) There’s A Gary Stewart Song About This – Eastern Mountain Time
12.) Done My Time – Eastern Mountain Time

Great songs from their new album Mountain Country. This next artist just put out a great new album too. It’s called Caveman Blues.

13.) Sit Right Down – Ryan Ober and the Romans
14.) Caveman Blues – Ryan Ober and the Romans
15.) Supernatural – Ryan Ober and the Romans
16.) Cemetery Walks – Ryan Ober and the Romans

Ryan’s been playing great music in our town for a long time and his new album is excellent. Last Saturday was WBKM’s 10th birthday party at Nectar’s. This next gentleman opened the night and played a great version of this song.

17.) Miss Ready Blossom – Aaron Flinn
18.) I’ll Get Wise – Anachronist
19.) Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin
20.) The Night Syd Barrett Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
21.) Be Like Ryan – The Mountain Says No

You should be yourself but if you ever want to be like someone else, being like Ryan is cool. Great song that name checks many local venues by Colin. We were so lucky to have Alice play in our town for so long. Great songs from Anachronist and Aaron. This next band just put out a brilliant new album called Justice Or Else.

22.) Skybot – Blowtorch
23.) S. Fiction – Blowtorch
24.) Clockwise – Blowtorch
25.) Gamma Ray – Blowtorch

Great stuff from a great band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Frank’s Hot Sauce – Green Chapel
27.) Purple Sorceress – KiefCatcher
28.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
29.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Seth Yacovone
30.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth also played the WBKM birthday party. He played a great version of Mr Reed and he was joined by Aaron Flinn for an amazing version of Cowboy. Zeus rocked Radio Bean last night. Cool rockers from Green and Kief. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I’m off next week for Thanksgiving but will be back the week after to do it all over again.

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Songs after
Sunsets On Empire – Fish
Killing Time – The Tragically Hip
I Love The Night – The Contrarian
Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
The Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
Moving – Kate Bush
Not I – Andriana Chobot
Lovely Day – gneiss
Tic Toc – Doll Fight!
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
Provider – MIDLAKE BAND
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

 

Dysfunkshun 25th anniversary with Blowtorch, Tsunamibots, Swillbillie and the Dirty Blondes at Higher Ground September 9, 2017   Leave a comment

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Blowtorch pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music last Saturday at Higher Ground. I worked until 5:30, got home and settled for a bit, then went to the club and arrived just before the 7:30 showtime. I was kind of psyched for the anniversary show but was mostly excited to see four cool rock bands.

I got in and settled and soon enough it was time for Blowtorch to begin. They opened with a bit of a cowpunk sound but as the show progressed it was nothing but punk rock. Singer Clark Russell was delightfully animated and introduced many of the songs with a sound effect of some sort. Bill Mullins was as amazing on guitar as usual and the bass and drums were perfectly solid. They sang songs about watching your head and waving goodbye. They showed us what democracy looks like and wondered why they even try. They spoke of how hurricane Irma had two nuclear plants in it’s path and advised us to run for our lives. They encouraged us to rise and shine since we’re all in this together then told us about how water turns to ice. I think they played a song about a human hippopotamus but I might have missed something. They let us know that Trump lies matter and sang something about what in the world is wrong with you that had a bit of a Teenagers From Mars vibe. They closed the blistering 30 minute set saying I want what you want. I’m so glad I did not miss a note of their show.

 

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Tsunamibots pic by Tim Lewis

Up next was a band who have been playing around for a while that I’d been meaning to check out. The stage was set with a robot wooden cut out and a robot with flashing lights and The Tsunamibots were dressed as robots and let us know they identified as robots. Much of the music was instrumental with a few vocals. I thought the sound would be more surf rock but it was more instrumental punk that had surf mixed in, though a couple had that classic surf sound. Imagine a looser Devo ripping it up and you’ve got the idea. Their 12 song set was fun and featured chants like Fuck You Robots Rule and songs about robot uprisings. They capped the night with a fun song called Co2ULater that made me want to check them out again.

 

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Swillbillie pic by Tim Lewis

I thought that there were four bands on the bill but Swillbillie took the stage next for a short and sweet set. They rocked a punkabilly sound super hard and fast. They opened with their Manifesto then rolled on. The next song was about the devil being on the run. I missed the details of the next song but I think it was about whiskey. They closed the short set with a rousing Hell Chicken that kept me smiling and rocking.

 

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Dirty Blondes pic by Tim Lewis

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Dirty Blondes pic by Tim Lewis

The set break was short then Dirty Blondes hit the stage with a roar. Their songs have nice melodies and a punk rock sound and are always fun. They opened with Burn then rocked out Crybaby. They brought the spirituality with Hallelujah then sang about Jacking Off. Oh Dirty Blondes filled my heart like it always does. At one point Lefty played his guitar in the audience all around the room and at one point the Sisters LeMay cruised through. The Blondes taught us to dance with Kung Pao. Slut rocked hard and Drunk is always a fun song. They celebrated their kick ass drummer Ornan then taught us who James Bond really is. They capped the night with a ripping Yayo and fun was had by all.

 

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Lefty out for a strollĀ  Dirty Blondes pic by Tim Lewis

It was finally time for the 25th anniversary of classic ’90’s rap punk band Dysfunkshun. Marc Daniels sang and Richard Bailey sang and played guitar. Ornan McLean sat in on drums and the band was filled out with Ben Bouchard on guitar and Aram Bedrosian on bass. Imagine reggae played at punk speed with super fast rapped vocals and you get the idea. They opened with Here We Go and kept the show at blistering pace for all 13 songs. The vocals were so fast it was hard to catch anything but I did catch themes like stopping and listening to the sound and freeing your mind and how it all falls down and it all comes down. They played a rockus song about the President and sang an anti-Nazi song. The whole set was fun.

I was pretty drained when they wrapped up so I did not stay long and headed for home. Any of those sets would have been enough and the combination made it yet another fantastic night of music in our town.

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Dysfunkshun pic by Tim Lewis

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Husbands AKA, Blow Torch, Rough Francis at the Monkey House December 31, 2015   1 comment

The Monkey House photo by Tim Lewis

The Monkey House photo by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music Thursday night at The Monkey House. The time was listed as doors at 8:30 and show at 9, so I headed out around 8:30 and took the long walk to the show. I arrived just before 9, and got in and settled. Husbands AKA hit the stage at 9:15 and the fun began. They are a five-piece with guitar, bass, drums, keys, and a strong articulate singer. I though of them as a ska band but they really had a nice mix of alt rock, punk and ska. Most of the songs had the styles mixed within. They would bounce around breezily for a bit then settle into some serious rock. Some started with more of a punk feel then go into a reggae break. Either way, it was a very high energy show and the small and growing crowd was impressed, though not dancing. It was their first show in 3 years but showed no signs of cobwebs. They were spot on for the whole show. One song may have called Fatal Flaw. One had a big dramatic ’80’s rock sound before the ska began. Every moment of the show was quite intense and had me bopping along. It seemed early when they announced their last song, and indeed, they only played for a half hour. That said, it was a wonderfully intense half hour.

It seemed like the next band thought Husbands would play longer so it was almost a half hour until the next band walked in. They set up quickly and started playing around 10:45 or so.

Blow Torch hit the stage with some recorded effects then launched into a couple of cowpunk songs. I had expected them to be a bit more country, but their show was a lot more rock. Yea. The band included a gentleman named Clark on vocals and a box that played effects between songs, Bill Mullins on guitar, Kirk Flanagan on bass and Jeremy Frederick on drums. While the first two songs had a bit of a country feel to them, most of the show was punk rock. Clark sang nicely and screamed appropriately. The songs shifted rhythms quick enough that it was a challenge to keep up. I just loved it. There were three songs in the middle of the set that had a Ramones vibe, though the music was just a little slower. It was fast, just not Ramones fast. They wrapped the 45 minute show with a blistering song that may have been called They Laughed At Me. The near capacity crowd enjoyed the show, but again, didn’t dance at all.

ROUGH FRANCIS set up quickly but held back as the hour approached midnight. Champagne was poured at the bar and we counted down the last 10 seconds of 2015, toasted, and 2016 began in style. The capacity crowd was full to the front of the stage as Francis opened with Every Day. The super high energy rock band played their punk music with us and people were dancing and jumping and having a great time. The band played a couple of classics and a lot of new songs. They did a set with a few covers somewhere in the middle. Around half way into the show the moshing began. It wasn’t super intense, but those of us towards the front got a friendly jostle here and there. At one point, after some pretty energetic dancing by the crowd, they pulled out Not A Nice Guy and the mosh pit became mighty. With the music at such an intense energy they usually play around an hour but not that night. They kept playing song after song and we loved every moment. Late in the set they did a killer version of Blind Pigs, and at one point in the show Paul Comegno magically appeared in the audience moshing away, still playing guitar. I think they wore the audience out as the crowd started thinning a bit towards the end. The band were undaunted and pulled out 21 songs and played for a full 90 minutes. What a way to start the new year. At that point where they had played so much it did not seem like they could go on, they pulled out one of the most stunning versions of Comm To Space that I have ever heard. They really took their time and let it build and build and just explode. It was majestic.

It was 1:30 when they finally wrapped up. I ducked out pretty quickly and took the long walk home. It was a glorious night and I had that beautiful mix of being elated and exhausted. Thanks guys!!!!!