Clever Girls pic by Tim Lewis
Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time Thursday April 20th and will go as follows.
Song before: Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes) – Def Leppard
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. As a music fan I’m happy to leave myself in the capable hands of the many great musicians out there. I almost never want to offer advice, except for this. Please, record your music and release your records.
1.) Release Your Records – SWALE
2.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
3.) Souvenir – The Depth and the Whisper
4.) The River – Kat Wright
That’s the next wonderful song on By My Side, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song.. Whisper played a lovely show at Radio Bean last Sunday. Classic from Chin and great brand new song from Swale! OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and music by Clever Girls.
5.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
6.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
7.) Catch And Release – Clever Girls
8.) 45 – Clever Girls
Thanks to Ryan Cohen for recording us and to the band for playing such great versions of those songs and for hanging out and chatting with me. OK, these next two bands will be at The Monkey House on Saturday and I will be out of town on a trip with my mother and brother. Can everyone go in my place?
9.) Time To Save The World – Carraway
10.) Gazerbeam – The Mountain Says No
11.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No
12.) The Bad Year – Carraway
That’s going to be a great show with those too bands. OK, last Sunday before The Depth And The Whisper I caught one song from the opening band. The bass player for the band performed earlier as a solo act and gave me a CD to check out. It’s pretty cool. Here’s a song.
13.) Clarity – Hello Tortoise
14.) Totally Submerged – Totally Submerged
15.) Hole In The Sky – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
16.) Laughing Jim – The Edd
The Edd have a new album that was released at 4:20 today. Surf played a great version of that last Friday at Foam Brewers. I finally caught up with Submerged at Radio Bean on Monday and they rocked. Cool song from Tortoise. So hey, is it a holiday today?
17.) Grandma Betty’s Goodtime Smokin’ Weed – Brother Zag
18.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
19.) Sun-Dripped Orphan And The Wizard’s Tea Pot – Elephants of Scotland
20.) Strings – Binger
I love the insight of Binger’s lyrics and their music is pretty cool too. Great songs from Elephant, Siberians and the elusive Brother Zag. Here’s a cool brand new song that just came my way.
21.) Break A Leg – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
22.) Poem for Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
23.) Your Eyes – Forest Gray
24.) I Love The Night – The Contrarian
I want to send Night out to Rob Slater. Lovely song from Forest. Classic song from Peg and great new song from David. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Clock Moves Sideways – Fish
Obscured By Clouds/When You’re in – Pink Floyd
kundalini Express – Love And Rockets
Waiting Phase I and II – Porcupine Tree
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015
Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM and streaming at the WBKM Facebook page featured some highlights of the music that happened in town last week, highlighted a couple of upcoming shows and featured a bunch of new music from a cool Burlington band.
Song before: Almost With You – The Church
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I made it to one of the Hedwig and the Angry Inch shows they did at ArtsRiot. I loved the show and the local band who just rocked. The show had lots of glitter and sparkle and it made me think of this classic Burlington song.
1.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
2.) Midnight Radio – Hedwig and the Angry Inch original cast recording
3.) Popular Crowd – Swale.
Swale played the Hedwig after show party and played some great songs, many of them new. I love the build in Midnight which was the ending song from Hedwig. I love Zola. OK, it’s time for the next song on Alpenglow’s album Callisto.
4.) Holiday – Alpenglow
5.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
6.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
7.) Upstream – The New Siberians
I’m loving that new Siberians song. Brendan Devitt is in the Siberians now and was in Ninja back in the day. I want to dedicate Sun to everyone who is going through a rough time. There is always a sun in the sky and you are a valuable part of the life that keeps moving on. We’re all in it together so help your friends and let them help you when you need it. Classic song from Zoot. What a legend in Burlington. Great new song from Alpenglow that is a bit more rocking than usual for them. This week, Cricket Blue released a new EP called IO. It’s full of legendary imagery and great music.
8.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
9.) Eleanor – Cricket Blue
10.) Trouble Come No More – Cricket Blue
11.) Kentucky – Cricket Blue
Wow, what an EP. I just could not pick one song so I had to play it all. OK, it’s the political season. I love the opening line to this song. It’s all about it being OK to disagree and not have to talk about it if you do.
12.) East Jabib (live) – REDadmiral
13.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
14.) This Land Is Your Land – VT artists
I love the version of the classic song done in honor of Bernie Sanders by a ton of great local musicians. The Bern song has such a nice portrait of life in Burlington. Great song from Admiral. They will be one of the many bands playing at the Monkey House on 4/20. This next artist will be at that show too.
15.) Relax – Joe Adler
16.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
17.) Monocacy – Slingshot Dakota
18.) You Took – The Church
Unfortunately, I will miss the Monkey 420 show since on April 20 I will go to the Tupelo Music Hall in New Hampshire and see The Church. They will play all of The Blurred Crusade so I had to play You Took and start the show with Almost With You. I’m so excited. I’m also excited by Slingshot Dakota playing at the Monkey House on May 10. I’m loving their new album Break. Apartment will be at the 420 Monkey show. That’s a pretty cool song. Hmm, I love Joe songs. Let’s keep with the theme, and if this next set makes you want to call your legislators, feel free.
19.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains
20.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
21.) Grandma Betty – Brother Zag
22.) Space Weed Zombies – Wave Of The Future
I love the funky heavy rock of Wave. Great song from one of Burlington’s most obscure singer songwriters. Seeds is from the Siberians first album. Plains are such a great rocking band, especially live. OK, let’s keep rocking.
23.) Poem For Torin/Ethan’s Stoned – Peg Tassey
24.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
I may have to head over to Manhattan Pizza after the show and see Mountain. They go on at 11:30. Fantastic song from Peg. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Ta ta, farewell, see ya.
25.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
Song after: 3D – Fish
Tantalized (live) – The Church
As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s shop possible. Thanks to:107.1FM WBKM, The Church Band, Julia Austin, Alice Austin, SWALE, Amanda Gustafson, Jeremy Frederick, Tyler Bolles, Eric Olsen, Alpenglow, Ninja Custodian, Brendan Devitt, Ted Pappadopoulos, The New Siberians, Cricket Blue, Taylor Smith, REDadmiral, John Billingsley, Gordon Glover, Kat Wright, Kelly Ravin, Marie Claire Johnson, Dwight & Nicole, Francesca Blanchard, Bob Wagner, Joe Adler, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando, Tom Patterson, Heavy Plains, Luke Awtry, Mike Luoma, Wave of the Future, Luke Richer, Samara Lark Brown, Jake Styles, Jeremy Gartner, Peg Tassey MUSIC, The Mountain Says No, Ben Maddox, Jedd Kettler, Andrew Frappier, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Fish, and everyone else!!!
I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. The opening song set the tone for the bands and music that followed.
Song before: Satellite – Guster
From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I had great plans to see lots of music this week, but twisted my ankle on Friday and sat (with leg up and icepack on) out too much of it. It’s a bit better now so I should be all set soon. Today has been cloudy and cool and humid and I’ve been in a spacey sort of mood. Let’s take a trip through the last 30 years in town and start with Move Through Time by Persian Claws on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.
1.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
2.) Pauses – Black Rabbit
3.) Your Downtown Aperture – Video Pigeon
4.) All My Life – Wide Wail
Killer song from a classic band from Burlington’s glorious ’90’s. Some people say Burlington bands come in waves and there are times when there is not much around. Even in those troughs bands like Video Pigeon were around rocking beautifully. Killer new song from Rabbit. Great song from the Claws!! OK, let’s stay in the ’90’s for a bit.
5.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
6.) Last Man Standing – Band X
7.) Jules Rosen and Joe Steel – Brave The Vertigo
8.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
Casey Merlin Rae used to play in bands in town, then wrote the music column for Seven Days and is now working in DC to help find ways for musicians to get paid for their music. Yea!! I really wanted to check out Vertigo at Radio Bean last night, but the ankle said no. Killer song from Band X who sort of evolved into Elephants of Scotland. OK, let’s go on to the next song on JV, the album I’m playing all the way through week after week, song after song.
9.) Who could Say – The Mountain Says No
10.) Mad Captain – Brother Zag
11.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
12.) Abilene – The Lonestar Chain
I’ve been watching the flooding in Texas and saw a mention on the Weather Chanel of Abilene and thought of Burette Douglas and this song. Killer song from Hana. Zag is one of the known unknown cool artists in town. Mountain will be at Radio Bean on Saturday and I really want to make it to the show. I was thinking of checking out this next band when they played Summervale today, but walking down the hill away from the radio station was not going to happen today, short of an act from God.
13.) Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
14.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox
15.) Holiday – Guppyboy
16.) Old Man – Will
Killer song from the Rutland band from the early 2000’s. When they broke up they became Thompson Gunner and Split Tongue Crow. Killer song from the classic ’90’s band. Jericho are playing around a bit and were really cool when I saw them a couple of months back. OK, let’s go back to the early ’80’s, or maybe ’70’s.
17.) At The Diner – Zoot Wilson
18.) 2012 – Lobot
19.) Waterlanding – Swale
20.) Ladders – Heavy Plains
Nice song from the super new band who will be at Nectar’s tomorrow. Swale and one other band will be there too. A few weeks back Chris Farnsworth gave me a collection of songs that Lobot had left over. That one was pretty cool. Hmmm, Zoot. This next band is the other one playing Nectar’s tomorrow.
21.) Ruffians – ROUGH FRANCIS
22.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
23.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight
24.) Stop – REDadmirial
Admiral were at The Old North Ender last night. I had hopes of checking out some of them then heading to the Bean for Vertigo, but it was the couch and ice for me. I’ve got to go see them! Killer song from the 2000’s punk band. Gas was Beano Parker, from the Wards, side project and really rocked! OK, in classic Burlington style, this next band will be at the Bean at the same time as the Nectar’s show tomorrow. Rats!! I love this band.
25.) It’s Happening – Anachronist
26.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Song after: What Color Is God? – Fish
I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. It had a wet and cool feel to it.
Song before: Life On Mars? – David Bowie (Official)
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a cool evening in Burlington and we just had a strong rainstorm come in from the west. I went to Montreal on Monday with my brother Ken to see Judas Priest, and when I got home, the new album by The Red Telephone was waiting for me. This is Under The Northern Sky by The Red Telephone on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.
1.) Under The Northern Sky – The Red Telephone
2.) Waiting For You – Swale
3.) Say Something – Silent Mind
4.) The Mime – Joe Adler
Great song from Joe’s new album. I just got Say Something and really like it. I will have to check them out more. Great song from Swale. Here is the next song from Anachronist‘s Row EP.
5.) Say It – Anachronist
6.) Tumbling Down – Raq
7.) New Atlantis – Aaron Flinn
Great song by Aaron. I thought it would fit the mood of the evening. The Raq song had me rocking. Up next is a classic Burlington band that I have not played. It’s time to change that!!
8.) West Wind – The Eames Brothers Band
9.) Masquerade For Heartache – The Starline Rhythm Boys
10.) Flood Victim – Zoot Wilson
Zoot is a legend in this town. Eames And Starline have been playing around for a long time and play a lot now. I’m happy to finally get them on my show. Wednesday night I went to Radio Bean to see Hana Zara. She opened with this one.
11.) Afterlife – Hana Zara
12.) Mad Captain – Brother Zag
13.) Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin
14.) All The Same To You – Milton Busker
I just love that Milton song. Great newish song from Alice. Brother Zag, Burlington’s most unknown performer, though kind of known otherwise. I love the lyrics that Hana sings. Let’s kick up the pace a bit.
15.) Spy-Fi – Barbacoa
16.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
17.) Any Day Now – The Dig
18.) The Last Thing – The Dig
Those two were from 2006, but they are playing Signal Kitchen tomorrow, so I wanted to play something by them. Great songs from Barbacoa and Persian. This next band have played around so much, they are honorary Vermonters. They will play the Flynn Theater in January.
19.) New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
20.) The River – The Tea Party (Official)
The Tea Party used to play town all the time. They just released a new album and are playing at Metropolis in Montreal in November. That was a song from their first album that was recorded at White Crow Audio in Burlington. It would be great if someone brought them back to town. This next band are coming back to town on November 7th at Arts Riot. I don’t have anything new to play, so here is a song from the last album.
21.) Telepathic Headdress – The Cush
22.) Today Is Tomorrow – The Red Telephone
Another new song from Places You Return, the new album by The Red Telephone. I haven’t played any Binger yet tonight.
23.) Buttonz – Binger
24.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
25.) Last Night In Amsterdam – The Red Telephone
That was the last song from Places You Return. I’m so psyched to get to know the album. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
song after: Scattering Crows – Fish
I just got back from sort of doing my radio show and seeing live music. I wanted to go see the Dirty Blondes so I voice-tracked all my breaks, set the songs into the queue and went over to Club Metronome to rock.
Song before: Two Places At Once – The Church Band
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I saw a lot of rock and roll in the past week, so let’s kick off with the next song from Ninja Jane on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.
1.) Racecar Driver – Zola Turn
2.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
3.) Scorned Woman – The Dirty Blondes
Both the Blondes and Be Aggressive are playing at Club Metronome with Dino Bravo VT at 10, so I’m recording the breaks early and will head over to the show. (Be Aggressive cancelled so Jason Cooley did a Cooleoke set). Last Saturday I saw a killer rock band play at the Fletcher Free Library.
4.) Miles From Where We Started – Tesla’s Revenge
5.) All I Want Is A Hoverboard – Wave of the Future
6.) Oklahoma Road Rage – Crazyhearse
7.) Demons – Waylon Speed
Last Saturday Waylon and ROUGH FRANCIS played a show on a ferry on Lake Champlain. The timing was too tight with work, so I went to the Fletcher Free Library to see SADG’s, Tesla’s Revenge and S.e. Ward, then headed to Nectar’s to see Wave, Burning Monk, and The Mountain Says No. Crazyhearse just took a trip across the USA and played a bunch of shows. Another killer song from the Wave ep. Saturday, Black Rabbit and Rough Francis will play at Charlie O’s in Montpelier.
8.) Black And Red – Rough Francis
9.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
10.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
11.) Forbidden Love – Pinhead
A couple of classic Burlington bands alongside two great current Burlington bands. I think the Saturday show is the debut of Jane Boxall playing with Black Rabbit, so that should be great. Up next is another song by a band who rocked the library
12.) Wrappers – SADGs
13.) Hoping That I’m Wrong – Will
14.) Wilderland – Anais Mitchell
15.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
I just love that song by Hana. Anais is playing a couple of shows on Sunday at the Wyswyg festival. I love that song from Will and both they, and SADGs are from Rutland. This next set is dedicated to Washington and Colorado.
16.) Grandma Betty – Brother Zag
17.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
18.) Space Weed Zombies – Wave Of The Future
That was Wave live at Nectar’s a few months back. They played a wonderful high energy show last Saturday when they released their new EP. Great song from the Siberians. Brother Zag, the most elusive singer in town. Here’s another great Burlington song.
19.) If You Get Lost – Swale
20.) Throw Me Away – Spill
21.) Uh-Oh – Slowdim
22.) Gentleman – Plan B
Great song from Plan B. Slowdim are from Boston and have a bunch of great songs, like that one. Killer song from the ’90’s by Spill and Swale played a killer Lost at the Precipice. Here’s another of my favorite songs.
23.) Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
24.) Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
25.) Oscar Man – Torpedo Rodeo
26.) Sunny Side Of The Couch – The Lestons
That’s Matthew Stephen Perry‘s old band. His new one, Dino Bravo don’t have anything recorded yet, but I’ll get it to you when they do. Killer songs from Torpedeo and Peg. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Song after: Faith Healer – Fish
then it went into In The Mood (live) – Robert Plant
then regular programming
I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. With the terrible events in the news this week, I posited that every race and ethnicity is full of wonderful people, but somehow the “leaders” of the world, not all but several, seem to be able to create great pain and suffering.
Song before: The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range – Roger Waters
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin with a Burlington musician that you might have seen if you were on the right porch at the right time in the Old North End, over the years. He’s very political and has something to say about many of the leaders of the world. This is Mad Captain by Brother Zag on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music
1.) Mad Captain – Brother Zag
2.) Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin
3.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
4.) Dear God – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
Kat and the band will play at The Precipice: A Vermont Music Festival next week. They are always a good time. Maryse is playing too and I’m excited to check out her new material with Michael Chorney. Great new song from Alice. The brother Zag song makes me think of our common humanity and that everyone on the planet looks up at the same stars. Here’s the next song on Ninja Jane.
5.) Same Stars – Zola Turn
6.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
7.) Let Go – Lowell Thompson
8.) Venus In Spurs – Barbacoa
It will be fun to see Barbacoa at the Precipice. Sometimes Lowell sits in with them, so that will be really cool if it happens this year. Great song from GW. They played a nice show at Radio Bean on Tuesday, and played lots of new songs! Great song from Zola. Last Saturday I went to Signal Kitchen to see this band.
9.) Solitude – Alpenglow
10.) WhoNeedsFriends – Paper Castles
11.) Sunflower Street – David L. Jarvis
12.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse
I missed them last time they were in town but will see them Saturday at The Monkey House. There are sunflowers all around Burlington, so I wanted to play the Dave song. Padraic Reagan and PC did a great job opening for Alpenglow. This next band are playing the Precipice and the Monkey with Crazyhearse.
13.) Burn – The Dirty Blondes
14.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
15.) Black And Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
16.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
Swale will be playing the Precipice and doing double duty with them playing as a karaoke band with pro and amateur singers doing fun covers, as well as their usual set. Rough Francis always rock and are playing the Precipice too. Rabbit got a nice write up from Dan Bolles in Seven Days this week. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Song after: Crucifix Corner – Fish