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A tribute to David Bowie featuring Barbacoa at Radio Bean January 22, 2016   Leave a comment

Radio Bean picture by Tim Lewis

Radio Bean picture by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music last night at Radio Bean. After Davie Bowie died I has hoping some local musicians would get together and play some of his music. Last night, Barbacoa teamed up with Lowell Thompson and a few others to honor some great songs. There were no keys or horns, it was just two guitars, bass and drums, so all of the songs had a surging blues rock feel. Lowell and Bill Mullins played mostly rhythm guitar, with Bill taking some serious leads now and then. Kirk Flanagan;s bass drove the songs and Jeremy Frederick‘s drumming kept the pace fast and rocking. They opened hard with a killer Suffragette City and then followed with a gorgeous Starman. Bill sang both of those nicely. For the third song they brought up Heloise and she sang a freaky version of Moonage Daydream. As the song wound towards it’s conclusion Bill played a wicked lead part. Instead of the Mick Ronson effects laden original, Bill played the solo pretty clean and it sounded amazing. Kirk stepped to the microphone next to sing a lovely Space Oddity and Lowell did the countdown part. Bill took the vocals for a rocking Ziggy Stardust and a mellow but cool Lady Stardust. Amanda Gustafson came to the stage next and they played a fun version of Jean Genie. Dressed in a tux, she had a great Bowie attitude in her look and the way she sang the song. Lowell followed by singing The Man Who Sold The World and Bill had another stunning solo. Really, I was transfixed. They kept on rocking as Bill sang Hang On To Yourself. Amanda came back to the stage to sing Changes and Heloise joined with backing vocals. The full audience helped sing along too. For the rest of the night Amanda and Heloise sang backing vocals from the side of the stage. Up next Bobby Hackney Jr. belted out a rocking Rebel Rebel. James Kochalka came to the stage for a fun version of Let’s Dance and performed an obscene Major Tom poem before he left. Heloise came back to center stage for a rocking John, I’m Only Dancing. Bobby returned to sing Heroes and gave it the full ROUGH FRANCIS treatment as he screamed out the lyrics at the end. The night wrapped up with everyone in the club singing along to All The Young Dudes.
What a great night of music and a fitting send off to a great man who inspired a lot of people.

 

 

 

 

Radio Show 59 Thursday April 24, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM CREW

 

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. It started rocking, went a little bluesy, rocked really hard, and fast, then caught a groove for a bit.

Song before: Outer Space – Ace Frehley

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s that in between time when the new flowers and music are not quite out. They will be soon, but while we wait, let’s got back a bit to Psych For Sore Eyes. This is 6:00am by THE VACANT LOTS on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) 6:00am – The Vacant Lots
2.) Don’t Cough Me Out – Slowdim
3.) The Other Room – Elephants of Scotland

Another great song from Elephants and their new album Execute and Breathe. My friend Meghan Chiampa posted the Slowdim song today and I really liked it. I bought it and wanted to play it. Cool song from the Lots. They have a new album coming soon. That was from the last EP. Tomorrow I’m going to see these three bands at Higher Ground

4.) The Bet – The Sideshow Tragedy
5.) Self Divide – Waylon Speed
6.) Ruffians – ROUGH FRANCIS

Great guitar work by Sideshow. It’s going to be a great show tomorrow. Now it’s time for the next song on Dancing With The Big Guy.

7.) Kentucky Gunman Tells Co-worker – Ninja Custodian
8.) Shut Up – Gorgon
9.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy

Poxy broke up but are reuniting to play a women’s punk rock show in August. Gorgon will be there too. They just came back from a tour. OK, sometimes we like short hard rock songs. Sometimes we like bands to stretch out a little.

10.) Dannemora->Playing Patterns->Mold pt. 2 – Seth Yacovone Band

Man that guy can play guitar! I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Raingods Dancing – Fish