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Radio Show 153 Thursday April 7, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

It’s almost time to head down to Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Art’s Riot. The show is at 8 and Swale play after at 10. Because of that I have already recorded tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG. We broadcast locally at 107.1FM and you can stream the show at the WBKM Facebook page. It is on from 9-11pm US Eastern time this evening and will go like this:

Song before: Delirious – The Church


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. There is a ton of cool music happening this week including this first band who set up a show tomorrow night at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex.

1.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
2.) Afterall (Glad We Made It) – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
3.) Upstream – The New Siberians
4.) Starman – Madaila

I bet it’s going to be a fun time at the fairgrounds tomorrow. That’s a brand new song from the Siberians who’s new album should be out soon. It’s so cool the Kat and the band sold out the Higher Ground ballroom. I guess they’ve definitely made it. OK, last week I played the last song on the Bernie Sanders album. It’s time to pick a new album to play one song per week until I get to the end. For the next few weeks we will listen through Callisto by Alpenglow. Here is the first song.

5.) Dreaming Too Much – Alpenglow
6.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox
7.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
8.) Waterlanding – Swale

I’m so psyched for Swale tonight!! Great song by Aaron. He is playing at the Brick Church in Williston tomorrow. Great song from the Jericho band. Alpenglow are so cool. This next band will be at Speaking Volumes on Pine st on Saturday.

9.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
10.) Goner – REDadmiral
11.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
12.) Wiser – And The Kids

Kids have new shows and music coming soon!! I love that Dirtminers song. REDadmiral have a new album coming very soon. I got a chance to chat with Paul Comegno this week and it sounds like there might be a new Cameo Harlot album and shows in the near future.

13.) Motorcycle Bandsaw – Cameo Harlot
14.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
15.) Round Sum – Cave Bees
16.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

I just love that Vetica song. With a little luck the Bees may come back for the summer and play a few shows. Great rocker from the Ferrisburg band. I’d love to see Harlot again. OK, Let’s play some rock and roll.

17.) Not A Nice Guy – Rough Francis
18.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
19.) Vestibule – Blue Button
20.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Doom played the Monkey House last night. Button always rock. Same for Rabbit. Same for Francis. This next band come to town on a regular basis and their new album has completely gotten under my skin.

21.) You – Slingshot Dakota
22.) Swing The Gavel – Elephants Of Scotland
23.) Pounding Serf – Barbacoa
24.) Into The Void – Surf Sabbath

SS, ie The High Breaks, played Metal Monday at Nectar’s last Monday. I thought it would be fun to play them back to back with the classic Burlington surf rock band, Barbacoa. Great new song from Elephants. I just love Slingshot. OK, let’s mellow things out for the end of the show. This next band release a new EP at 8pm (doors at 7:30) at the First Congregational Church of Burlington on Saturday.

25.) Good Witch – Cricket Blue
26.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

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


Songs after: Medley (Assassing, Credo, Tongues, Fugazi, White Feather) – Fish
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden

Apparently, the show ran at 7pm and 9pm last night. It’s all Tim all the time. As always I want to double thank everyone who made last night’s show possible. Thanks to WBKM, Madaila, Jer Coons, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, The New Siberians, Ted Pappadopoulos, Brendan Devitt, Alpenglow, Dommer Barber, Aaron Flinn, SWALE, Tyler Bolles, Jeremy Frederick, Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, Phil Yates & The Affiliates, Phil Yates, Raph Worrick, Jacob Blodgett, REDadmiral, Gordon Glover, John Billingsley, And The Kids, Cameo Harlot, Cam Barrows, Paul Comegno, Crazyhearse, Cave Bees, Creston Lea, Rebekah Whitehurst, Steve Tremblay, Luke Awtry, ROUGH FRANCIS, Bobby Hackney Jr., Julian Hackney, Urian Hackney, Black Rabbit, Darlene Scarano, Marc Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Blue Button, Jason Cooley, Doom Service, Jeff Foran, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando, Tom Patterson, Elephants of Scotland, Ornan McLean, Adam Rabin, John M Whyte, Dan MacDonald, Barbacoa, The High Breaks, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Kevin Lynam, Todd Gevry, Cricket Blue, Taylor Smith, Anais Mitchell, and everyone else!! Let’s do it again next week on 107.1FM and WBKM.ORG!!!


Radio Show 146 Thursday February 18, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only The show started a little slow, rocked hard for a while, then eased back at the end.

Songs before: The Unguarded Moment (live) – The Church
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Gift Shop (live) – The Tragically Hip
Bernie Is A Punk – Bern Unit
Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
Radio Clash – The Clash

recording begins

Song before: It Can’t Rain All The Time – Jane Siberry



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with the title song from one of Burlington’s coolest artists. He’s moved away, but still comes back to play now and then.

1.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
2.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
3.) Soul Piggy Bank – Swale
4.) This Land Is Your Land – VT Artists

It’s so cool that so many local artists got together to record this song as a boost to the candidacy of Bernie Sanders. It features Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, Marie Claire Johnson, and lots of others. Swale played a great show at Light Club Lamp Shop last Saturday and did a great version of that one. That’s a new song from Wren’s just released album For Evelyn. Great song from Gregory. I just ran into Abbie Gail since she just finished a US tour and arrived back in Burlington. Her band, Abbie Morin, will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Here’s a live song from the road.

5.) Barstools – Abbie Morin
6.) Barstool Blues – Seth Yacavone Band
7.) The Call – Swillbillie
8.) Constant Disaster (live) – When Particles Collide

That’s a live version from Particles new album Live At The Sinclair. Great stuff from the rocking duo who will be on the road soon. Great song from a local band I have not yet caught. Seth did such a great job with the Neil Young songs at the WBKM birthday party last year. It’s cool to have a recording of that. Great song from Abbie. It’s time for the next song on Red Flannel Hash. I held off playing the album so I could start it so that this song would be appropriate. It’s chilly tonight, was 55 on Tuesday, was -13 (or so) on Saturday. It will be in the 40’s for the weekend. Well, for tonight this song is mostly true.

9.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
10.) Still Life Scene – Envy
11.) Ornan’s Song – Dirty Blondes
12.) Endless Parts 1 & 2 – Elephants Of Scotland

What great versions of those Elephants songs. Those are from the live at Gettysburg album. The whole band is great, but how about the drumming and chime playing from Ornan McLean? Ornan is going through a tough time sine he lost his mother a couple of days ago and today is his birthday. I had to play a chunk of Elephants for him and had to play the song about him from one of his other bands. Best of luck and heal as soon as you can Ornan! Sean and Ann Mindell from Envy will be at Radio Bean next Wednesday in their new band The Nancy Druids. Great song from Rabbit. Last week I missed the Mountain Says No at the Monkey House, but just because I slacked, doesn’t mean you have to miss them.

13.) JC And The Beast – The Mountain Says No
14.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
15.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
16.) The Crisis – Ninja Custodian

Killer song from Ninja. Great song from Phil from before he became affiliated. Great songs from Telephone and Mountain. This next song is about a crisis in America that necessitates the phrase Black Lives Matter.

17.) Blind Pigs – Rough Francis
18.) The Eldridge – Cameo Harlot
19.) Captain 20 – Barbacoa
20.) The Territory – Hana Zara

Great song from Hana’s 2015 album The North. Cool rocker from Barbacoa. Cameo were a great band that featured Paul Comegno on guitar and vocals. Now he is just playing guitar with Rough Francis. OK, let’s take the energy down a bit with a cool song.

21.) The Alchemist – Pours
22.) All Your Basis – Invisible Homes
23.) Kids – Wren Kitz
24.) Doris – Wren Kitz

Those last two are the closing songs and pieces of effects from Wren’s new album For Evelyn. Cool new song from Homes. Now, how will Sean Witters pull that one off live? Fun song from Pours. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?



Song after: Arc Of The Curve – Fish

recording ends
On Angel Street (live) – The Church
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Down By The River/Like A Hurricane – Seth Ycaovone
Last Of The Great Train Robbers (live) – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Adore – Tilt
New Americana – Halsey
Judy Is A Punk – The Ramones
Bernie Is A Punk – Bern Unit
Alienation – Black Rabbit
Janie Jones – The Clash
Tantalized (live) – The Church
Garden Party/Market Square Heroes (live) – Marillion
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
The Walking – Jane Siberry
Feel It – Kate Bush
You’re Safe With Us – Lendway
This Land Is Your Land – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vt Artists
You’ll Be The Sky – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
Megaphone – Josh Glass
regular programming

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s radio show on WBKM possible. Thanks to: The Church Band, The Cush, Gabrielle Douglas, Burette Douglas, The Tragically Hip, jane siberry, Wren Kitz, SWALE, Tyler Bolles, Amanda Gustafson, Jeremy Frederick, Eric Olsen, Kat Wright, Dwight & Nicole, Marie Claire Johnson, Bob Wagner, Abbie Morin, Thomas Pearo, Seth Yacovone Band, Swillbillie, Richard Bailey, When Particles Collide, Sasha Alcott, Chris Viner, Black Rabbit, Darlene Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Marc Scarano, Matt Hutton, Ann Mindell, Dirty Blondes, Rebecca Rogers, Chris Clark, Diane Sullivan, Ornan McLean, Elephants of Scotland, Adam Rabin, John M Whyte, Dan MacDonald, The Mountain Says No, Jedd Kettler, Ben Maddox, Andrew Frappier, The Red Telephone, Phil Yates, Ninja Custodian, Doug McAllister, Ted Pappadopoulos, Brendan Devitt, ROUGH FRANCIS, Bobby Hackney Jr., Julian Hackney, Urian Hackney, Paul Comegno, Cameo Harlot, Cam Barrows, Barbacoa, Hana Zara, Pours, Invisible Homes, Sean Witters, Wren Kitz, and everyone else!!


Radio Show 121 Thursday August 6, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from doing my local music radio show. I walked in unprepared but think I pulled out a fun one.

Song before: The Rakes Song – The Decemberists



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s 9pm and already dark. It’s still been rainy and chilly at night and sunny and warm but not super hot. It looks like this will not be one of the warmer summers on record, but there have been many stunning days. I caught some of The Precipice: A Vermont Music Festival last weekend and saw some great music. One of the artists that I really enjoyed was Abbie Morin, so I got her album and here is Peace Of Mind on and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Peace Of Mind – Abbie Morin
2.) I Walk The Line – Zoot Wilson
3.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
4.) Two Sleepy Arms – Lendway

The High Breaks played a super cool show at Radio Bean at the Precipice. Three of the guys used to be in Lendway, so I wanted to play Arms since I have no Breaks to play. I love Split Tongue Crow and that is just a gorgeous song. Fun cover from Zoot. I think he said that was the modern version. Abbie is going to hit the road soon. If she’s in your town, check out her show. After the Breaks set I ran into Todd Gevry and asked if he had heard of And The Kids. He said he had heard the name. I recommended staying and listening. After their set he seemed pretty enthusiastic. I thought they were great and they played a killer version of this song.

5.) All Day All Night – And The Kids
6.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
7.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
8.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
9.) We Shall Overcome – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

I’m missing the Republican debate tonight, and I’m assuming I’m just going to miss 10-17 people saying the same Approved Talking Points. I had to play Bernie to counter some of that. Bill’s message still resonates hard. Binger played a killer version of 3 at the Precipice, and some pretty killer other songs too. I caught a bit of Johnnie Day Durand playing saw at The Precipice and wanted to play Brothers to give you a hint, and to thank Joe for all that he has done to make our town sound great. Love that Kids song. I’m going to play this next song because I love it and it’s great.

10.) If You Get Lost – Swale
11.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
12.) It’s Real Again – Zola Turn

I think I played all three of those songs because I love them and they are great. OK, on to the next song from The Mountain Says No’s album JV. This is the eponymous song.

13.) The Mountain – The Mountain Says No
14.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
15.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse
16.) Holmes, Sweet Holmes – Cameo Harlot

I miss Harlot. Crazy just played the Radio Bean last Tuesday. I love the Vetica song. Hmmm, Mountain. OK, let’s go classic.

17.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC
18.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
19.) Always Monica-Down At The Duck – Chin Ho

Three Burlington classics from three different eras. Great songs too. This is another beautiful song that I love.

20.) If Time Was A River – Anna Pardenik
21.) WhoNeedsFriends – Paper Castles
22.) Clocks On the Wall – Jeremy Gilchrist

Great song with great lyrics. Thanks Jeremy. Castles played a killer set at the Precipice at the Light Club Lamp Shop. Great song from Anna. This next song seems to be getting some traction.

23.) Burn It Down Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
24.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian
25.) 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: Arc Of The Curve – Fish


Radio Show 46 Thursday January 23, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from seeing a ton of great music and a long day of bowling and doing my local music, internet only, radio show on WBKM. I was pretty unprepared until after I woke up from a nap. I locked when I woke up, and added the final touches, at the station, when I looked at the length of the show.

Song before: Russian Autumn Heart – The Church Band



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s cold in the Champlain valley this week and this next artist just got out of the Army. He’s leaving El Paso and coming to northern New York. This is a song called Winter by David L. Jarvis on Wbkm and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
2.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
3.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
4) Distraction – When Particles Collide

I had such a great time when WPC played The Monkey House recently. The new EP, EGO, is great. GW are playing at the Juniper Lounge tomorrow, and Amida Burbon Project are playing at Red Square at the same time. Who’s got the cloning machine? It’s so beautifully cold in VT that we all feel like New Siberians. Next up are the most ferocious band in town. Go see them! If you can take it, go up front, if not, definitely hang back. This band will rock you!!

5.) I-90 East – ROUGH FRANCIS
6.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
7.) Burn – The Dirty Blondes
8.) Lunacy – The Cave Bees

While in Austin for the winter Rebekah Whitehurst and Steve Tremblay have picked up a couple of players and are being called Bee Cave. I’ve missed the Blondes shows at
Charlie O’s and hope they will come up north soon. Great song by the Claws and RF rock. Up next is a band who had a nice residency at the Monkey House last year.

9.) Holmes Sweet Holmes – Cameo Harlot
10.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
11.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
12.) New Age Woman – Pinhead

I went bowling with the Gardener’s Supply crew today, so I had to play some Pinhead. Doll Fight might be gone, but I’m going to keep their music alive. Same with Vetica.
I’m heading out to see these nest two bands.

13.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
14.) Great Scott – Wave of the Future



Song After: High Wood – Fish


Radio Show 39 Thursday December 5 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from radio show 39 on WBKM.ORG.  Last week was Thanksgiving and I had a great idea for a show.  It turned out that I had the night off, and the internet only radio station had some special programming going on.  Tonight, one week later, I did the Thanksgiving show.  I had an issue loading in more music, so I changed it up a bit to be all classic.

Song before: Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler And The Rangers Of Danger



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington.  Last week I had an idea for a Thanksgiving show.  I had the night off, so I will do it tonight.  I was thinking about the many things in my life I have to be thankful for.  I’ve got great parents and a brother.  I’ve got lots of great friends.  There’s tons of great music around all the time.  Tonight I want to choose one and highlight how thankful I feel.  I am very thankful for my brother Ken.  He’s had some challenges in life, and it’s sometimes hard to drag him out to local shows.  Since I have started my radio show, he listens often and writes me an e-mail about it after.  He really likes playing air guitar to rocking songs.  This show is dedicated to him.  Tonight we start with Alice Austin’s next song from To A Star In The Yard, this is Run My Man on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Run My Man – Alice Austin
2.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
3.) 89 – Black Rabbit
4.) Kick The Can – Cave Bees

Are you rocking yet Ken?  I sure am.  Cave Bees are back in Austin for the winter.  It was good to see them a few times.  Black Rabbit always rock!  Be Aggressive just played at Punksgiving in White River.  Up next, let’s keep rocking.

5.) Las Vegas – Ninja Custodian
6.) Bomb – Envy
7.) The Eldridge – Cameo Harlot

I hope Ken has been rocking out to those last few.  While it’s sometimes hard to get him out to local shows, We’ve been to quite a few big ones together.  The last one was the Clockwork Angels tour in Montreal.

8.) The Trees – RUSH
9.) Shout It Out Loud – KISS
10.) Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
11.) Hey You – Pink Floyd

I’ve seen Floyd twice without Roger, and Roger three times solo, but never together.  I put Hey You in, because for two years our parents got us tickets to see a full show Pink Floyd cover band at the Flynn Theater.  They were pretty fun shows and it was good to see them with Ken.  Last night at Nectar’s there was a Floyd tribute band called Dark Side Of The Mountain.  Matt Burr, Bob Wagner and the rest of the band were pretty excellent.  They will be there for the nest two Wednesdays.  Ken and I have seen Iron Maiden many many times.  When Kiss got back together, we saw them three times, and they were great!  Ken always seems to like it when I play this next band, but there is one song he seems to like just a little bit more.

12.) Ornan’s Song – The Dirty Blondes
13.) Morning Again – Doll Fight
14.) Come To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS

Ken always likes it when I play Rough Francis.  I really should try and drag him to a show sometime soon.  I like the symmetry of dedicating this to my brother with a band lead by brothers.  Doll Fight really rock too.  Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town.  Let’s do it again next week, shall we?



Hey, Tim still here.  I’ve always been playing a Fish song after my show, and Ken has remarked how much he’s liked all the songs on A Feast Of Consequences.  This is my favorite.

Song after: Crucifix Corner


Radio Show 30 Thursday September 19 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from local music internet radio show number 30 on WBKM.ORG. It seemed that in every break, what I was about to say, slipped out of my head. Maybe it’s a sign that I need a week off.

Song before: Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been warm and sunny for the last couple of days. The nights have been chilly, but still nice for walking. Here is the next song on Swale‘s A Small Arrival. This is Overcoat on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Overcoat – Swale
2.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
3.) Johnson Unit Talkin’ Blues – Satori Bob
4.) Leonard Cohen – Violette Ultraviolet

On Saturday a bunch of local musicians are playing Leonard Cohen songs at Radio Bean. I’m not sure if VU will be there, but wanted to play the song. Satori are on the opposite coast, but that song has a Cohen sort of feel. It’s cool that both coasts are thinking the same way. Linda plays the Bean on Friday mornings, bring your kids if you get a chance. Hmmm, Swale. Last Sunday at the punk show at the Bean, they added Hana Zara at 8 and a band from Maine called Old Soul in between. Their songs just made me feel happy.

5.) Home – Old Soul
6.) Traveling Time – Born Naked
7.) In The Pines – Vedora

I just saw Vedora at Red Square. They played a ton of new songs, and they did play Pines. It’s great to see them again! A long time ago David L. Jarvis created a label called Permanent Records. It wasn’t, but did put out the CD by New Hampshire’s Born Naked.
Tomorrow I’m heading to 242 Main to catch Poxy and Be Aggressive. I have a song from each of them coming up, but will start with the band I saw last night.

8.) The Eldridge – Cameo Harlot
9.) Be Aggressive – Be Aggressive
10.) Rot In Hell – Poxy
11.) Black and Red – Rough Francis

I had such a good time at the punk show Sunday at the Bean. I hope I have as much fun at 242 tomorrow. Last night was great with Cameo at the Monkey. OK, let’s go classic Burlington.

12.) Drug Me Up – Ninja Custodian
13.) Lines and Spaces (live) – The Cancer Conspiracy

That was two of the great classic Burlington bands. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next, well actually, I will be off next week. I’m going to Albany to see the Waterboys. Let’s do it the week after, and the week after, and the week after……



Song After – The Great Unraveling – Fish

Cameo Harlot at the Monkey House September 18, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a great time seeing Cameo Harlot last night at The Monkey House. This time there was no opener. They took their time setting up, then Paul got up and played a solo song on the electric guitar. It was pretty cool, but soon after, the full band hit the stage and the rock began.

They are a four-piece with singer/guitar, guitar, bass, and drums. The songs are solid rock and roll with a Sergio Leone western sound mixed with punk fury and some progressive rock changes. Their songs are a bit of challenge to keep up with, but are a great ride if you put in the effort. At times the guitarists lock into synch for some intense rhythm action, or switch to lead with the harmony guitars reminding me of prime Iron Maiden.

With no opener, they played about a 90 minute set, and the tiny audience loved it all. They tossed in a song that keeps sounding like Now I Wanna Be Your Dog, that resolves into the Iggy. They played a cover of the Pirates Shaking All Over, and did a great job on Neil Young’s Fucking Up. Fun as the covers were, it was their material that grabbed me. I’m still learning their songs, and having a great time trying to figure them out. I’m not sure when they are playing next, this was their last Wednesday night residency, but when they do, I want to be there!

Radio Show 28 Thursday September 5 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment



I just got back from Radio show 28 on WBKM.ORG.  It was a moody and rocking affair with a dash of chaos.  Classic Burlington lined up with happening now Burlington.  Both held up well.

Song Before: A Full Moon In March – The Waterboys



From our small city to the great big world, these are The Sounds Of Burlington.  Tonight it will drop into the 30’s, but there will be a few warm days ahead.  I know you will go swimming again.  When you do, don’t be a shark victim.  This is the Theme Song from Shark Victim on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Theme Song – Shark Victim

2.) You Don’t Like Me (Do Ya) – Pinhead

3.) Earth Angel – Poxy

4.) Confession – Violette Ultraviolet

I’ve seen VU a couple of times this year and had a great time.  Poxy rock, very quickly, and will be playing 242 Main sometime soon.  Pinhead are such a classic VT band.  It’s so fun to watch J Boom Mateik and Michael Clifford rock out as SV.  Here is the next song on A Small Arrival

5.) The Last Room You’ll Ever Sleep In – Swale

6.) One From Two – Linda Bassick

7.) Blue Again – Anna Pardenik and Her Apologies

I’ve really enjoyed seeing Anna this year.  I’m happy to have music of hers to play.  Linda is a wonderful singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and plays with Steady Betty, when not doing her solo projects.  She also goes to a lot of shows and supports her fellow musicians.  Way to go Linda.  Hmmmm, Swale.  I missed some music this week, but looked at Wednesday and found Cameo Harlot at the Monkey House.  I chatted with the guys from Vetica when I walked in, and found they were playing too.  Cool.

8.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

9.) Holmes Sweet Holmes – Cameo Harlot

10.) Carion My Wayward Son – The Contrarian

I’ve been listening to Contrarian’s Advanced Magic lately, and that one caught me.  The Cameo song was a nice brooding rocker with a strong finish.  Another great song by Vetica.  I’m heading to the Art Hop tomorrow to catch Dino Bravo, and maybe Rough Francis.  A long time ago, in Burlington, there was a man named Ethan.  He formed a band called the Hollywood Indians and Peg Tassey wrote a song about him.  She tossed in a poem to begin with.

11.) Poem for Torin/Ethan’s Stoned – Peg Tassey

12.) Bad Oasis – Farm

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



Hi this is Tim, my favorite singer just released a new album  This is Fish with a song called Crucifix Corner on WBKM, and even though he is from Scotland, this is Burlington’s kind of music

Song After: Crucifix Corner – Fish

Vetica and Cameo Harlot at the Monkey House September 4, 2013   Leave a comment

I just got home from seeing music at the Monkey House. The show was billed as Cameo Harlot, doors at 8, show at 8:30. I took a walk, through the steady misty rain, to the house of Monkeys and music. I walked in and immediately started chatting with Luke and Jared from Vetica. After a bit, I asked the obvious question, are you guys playing tonight? They said yea, we were added to the bill as the openers. Cool!!!

Vetica played a blistering set of indie rock. Their songs have nice melodies and rock urgency. Luke’s leads pull the songs out of their melodies with beautiful distortion. The rest of the band create happy places, where you can really let loose. Songs with slow parts just add to the overall dynamic, but at the end of the day, Vetica are a serious rock band and are as much fun as you can hope for.

Cameo Harlot followed with a loud rock set. It was more of a classic rock style, with punk and indie drive. The played a very Pirates-like cover of Shaking All Over, and an oddly fun rock version of Now I Wanna Be Your Dog. Most of the set was them taking their songs through a pleasantly coherent maze of changes, all of which seemed to lead to rock and roll bliss. From first note to last, they were solid, powerful, and kept me going. I was completely happy and my only care in the world, from the late middle to the end of the set, was dodging the slow trickle rivers and pools of beer, emanating from the glass kicked off the stage.

After the show, I said Hi to Cam, the drummer, and said Chip Martin said to say hi. Actually, we said it at the almost same time. I bought a shirt and found out they are playing next Wednesday and the one after. Cool! It’s about time there’s some rock and roll on a Saturday night (your Wednesday).


Cameo Harlot at the Monkey House August 24, 2012   1 comment

Whoo hoo, I was going to get to see Cave Bees again. After only catching one song by them a few weeks ago, while failing to balance two shows at the same time, I was psyched. Steve said they might go on first or second, but either way, I was all set. I headed out and arrived at the Monkey House a bit before showtime. Nathan showed up while I was waiting and we chatted a bit. The stage set did not look like Cave Bees, so I assumed Cameo Harlot were going on first. They did.

Cameo Harlot played a beautiful set of blistering music. All of the songs were solid hard rock. They played loud and tight and were tons of fun. The singer/guitar player had a nice voice and played some sweet leads on the Les Paul. The other guitar player was just as good. At times they traded leads. At times they played harmony guitar that reminded me of Iron Maiden. The rhythm section was always there to drive the songs home. Nathan commented that the singer looked pretty bad-ass but the other band members should step up their wardrobes. We both agreed that they rocked and played like fury. The set was 45 minute or an hour and was just wonderful. I had seen them a bit once before, and loved them even more this time. This was shaping up to be a wonderful night. Towards the end of the set, the singer asked the audience if they knew about Cave Bees. The audience was pretty quiet. He said we would have made a lot of noise if we knew what was about to happen. I’ve seen them, so I knew he was right. Playing one more, they finished up in fantastic form, then left the stage.

During Cameo’s set Cave Bees arrived and moved their instruments into the club. I got another drink and chatted with Ted, the new bassist for Ninja Custodian, and was letting the excitement build. At that point, Rebekah walked over to me and apologized. Apparently the headlining band, The Light’s Out decided they wanted to go on second. Rebekah and Steve had the baby with them. By the time TLO finished, tore down, the Bees set up, and played, it would be too late for the kid. They had to cancel. Rats! One of my favorite bands was in the club, instruments set to go, and they could not play. Ted left immediately. Nathan and I chatted outside while finishing our drinks, then checked out. I caught a bit of a song by TLO, but after dissing one of the great Burlington bands, I totally lost interest in them. It’s too bad, since I was primed to stay for their set after the Bees. Both they and the Monkey House lost out a bit, as about a third of the audience left when it became obvious that the Bees were not going to play.

It kind of sucked that they did not get to play, but I’m still really glad I went. Cameo Harlot made it all worthwile. Now, if the Bees will just play again sometime soon…..