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Clever Girls and Miku Daza at Foam Brewers March 29, 2019   Leave a comment

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Clever Girls

 

I had a great time seeing music a week ago Friday at Foam Brewers. I got in and settled and found a place to stand near the stage. Clever Girls played a cool instrumental as a sound check then launched into Dumb Smile. They brought the energy up slowly with Catch and Release and rocked out a new song called Remember Pluto. Loom had a cool vibe and Get Out soared in the chorus. Woman had a swamp rock groove and rocked hard at the end. Owen was loud and huge then a new one called Spark rocked nicely. They began slow and ended huge with Hannah Wants to see you then shredded the room with Heavy. Clever Girls seem to be at the peak of their powers and I’m thrilled to see where they go from here.

 

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Miku Daza

The set break was short then Miku Daza hit the stage. The band was a little different with an extra guitar, no sax and Jeremy Gartner on drums, but they rocked as hard as usual. They opened with Parasite then hit us with a bunch of super intense songs. I was in a happy place and loved it all. They played a blistering version of panic then things got a little weird. They had a few dancers with them from the beginning but in the mini set break Sugar the Clown came out and handed balloon swords to people in the audience. She jousted with several as a giant doll walked in and cruised around the room. After everything settled a bit the band came back and brought the pace back to overdrive. Flaca Daza soared and Sugar Rush rocked hard. They gave us a little bad advice then played a cool slow dramatic song. Sicko had a pounding drive then then closed with Frosty Pink Skies. The show would have been amazing if it was just the music, but all the other effects put it over the top. What an amazing night of music in our town.

 

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Posted April 10, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Duck Duck Goose at the Courtyard Marriott and Clever Girls and Fever Dolls at Club Metronome March 16, 2019   Leave a comment

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Duck Duck Goose

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago at The Courtyard Marriott and Club Metronome. I worked during the day, did a quick turnaround at home, then took the long walk to Battery street. I wandered into the lovely lounge that feels like a living room and got a seat near the band. Soon enough, it was time for Duck Duck Goose to play.

The trio began a gentle version of Helpless with Julia Beerworth singing lead and playing acoustic guitar, Josh Glass playing keys and Aaron Flinn on electric guitar. They had a comforting sound. Up next, Aaron took the vocals and treated us to a rousing rendition of Miss Ready Blossom. Julia took the mic next to sing her song Tribeca then Josh treated us to What’s In California? I just love the strength of the melody of that song and really enjoyed the rocked out ending. Another fun song called Miles Above Me followed then Julia graced us with Angel Of Montgomery. Josh had some sweet piano licks on Scattered Birds and Aaron’s deep voice sounded great. Julia sang a gorgeous song that wondered if you will blossom then Josh sang a song about having nothing to do except love everything about you. They closed the first set with Julia singing lead on The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down. I got another drink and settled back in as they opened set two with One More Cup Of Coffee. I love that so many local artists cover that song and make it sound so different. Julia sang the song about the old Oak Tree then Josh sang about lovers on vacation in Adeline. Josh and Julia traded vocals on the one about nobody knows but me then Aaron dropped some endearing lyrics and killer guitar moves on Raise Your Hands. They closed the night with a fun version of Honky Tonk Woman and I was in a warm happy place.

 

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Clever Girls

I said a couple of quick goodbyes then raced over to Metronome. Clever Girls were on stage and rocking hard. I got settled and moved close. They lit into Loom and let it soar and I was in rock heaven. Owen has slow verses and huge choruses and rocked us hard. They followed with that epic new swampy song that I think is called Woman. I love the immediate feel of the song and love how it builds and rips at the end. They followed with another cool song then took us to lovely heights with Hannah Wants To See You. They closed the set with Heavy and rocked the club to the breaking point. They were as amazing as always.

 

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Clever Girls

I hung out for a bit and Fever Dolls began to play. They had a bright pop sound with hints of country and jam. They opened with a song called Turn Me Down that got a little cowpunk in the middle. They rocked out a song about it being a long way back to Oklahoma then played a song about having the power. As the set went along I caught a bit of a Meatloaf or Rocky Horror vibe to the music and I was in a happy place. After they wrapped it up they brought out the movie cameras and played one of their songs over the pa and shot a video with the singer in the audience. If you ever see it, and see a few long grey hairs flowing behind him, that’s probably me.

When that was done, I took the lovely walk home. It was another great night of music in town.

 

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Radio Show 296 Thursday March 7, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday March 1. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Countdown – Rush

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a cool artist who has been playing in a cool band who just released a solo album.

1.) Better Off Alone – Meg Rice
2.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
3.) Your Funeral – Zeus Springsteen
4.) 1965 – The New Siberians

That’s the next song on the Siberians great eponymous first album. Zeus played a killer show Monday at Higher Ground. Great song from Milton and it’s nice to see Meg step out. OK, this next band are from Rhode Island and they played Burlington once in the ’90’s and they have still stuck with me.

5.) We’re The Loops – The Mockingbirds
6.) Accidental Graveyard – The Dead Shakers
7.) Safe To Say – SWALE
8.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band will be at the Old Post in South Burlington on Saturday. Swale will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday. The Shakers will be at Junktiques Collective on Saturday. If you like all three songs, you will have a tough choice to make. This next band will be at Radio Bean on Sunday, yea.

9.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
10.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
11.) Waste Of Time – Preece
12.) If You Die – The Wards
13.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

That is on the Live From Robot Dog Studio Volume 2 that just came out. I really want to thank Ray Padgett from County Tracks for writing such a nice story about my struggle with my mother’s death last year, and the way that music helped me get through it. That was very nice. The Wards rocked us in the ’80’s and will continue rocking us later this evening. Great songs from Preece and Mountain. Both can be obtained for free on the Live From Robot Dog Studio Volume 2 album. I’m so psyched to see the Druids on Sunday. OK, It’s time to talk about a naughty word that apparently is fine to say in public by a fine moral leader like the President Of The United States. Wow, our decency standards as a nation are just gone now, as proven by the moral tolerance of the President’s speech by his “moral” base.

14.) Bullshit – Blue Button
15.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
16.) Fear The Government – The Wards
17.) Weapon Factory take 4 – The Wards
18.) Bernie Is A Punk – BERN UNIT
19.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday

That song is such a lovely look at life when Bernie was Mayor of Burlington. He would make a decent President. Nice reworking of the Ramones song by the band from California. I though a double shot of Wards would be nice. I don’t think we need to fear the government but we do need to elect decent caring people, which we often do not do for odd reasons. Nice rockers from Doubtfire and Button. OK, here’s a brand new punk song.

20.) A Song About Riding Bikes Adrienne Cooper Smith
21.) Awake To Steak – Black Hairy Tongue
22.) Six O’ Clock – The Wards
23.) Decide – Dave Jarvis Band
24.) Prime – Black Rabbit

Great rocker from Rabbit. That’s not even on one of their albums yet. Classic ’90’s rocker from Dave. Nice punk from the ’80’s with the Wards. BHT straddled that line between the ’80’s and ’90’s. Adrienne is out rocking us today. This next band is doing the same.

25.) This Town – Suburban Samurai
26.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
27.) United States – The Wards
28.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
29.) Bury Me Easy – Real Talk

Cool song from their new album. Were played around in the early 2010’s. American Imperialism was in full force in the ’80’s as the Wards so nicely point out. Sink and Suburban are out and about rocking us hard. This next band is doing the same.

30.) Warmonger – Smokestack Lightning
31.) Gettin’ High – Heavy Plains
32.) Bit O Honey – Happy Spangler
33.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band

Robin and his band will be at On Tap Bar & Grill on Saturday. Fun song from Spangler. Great rockers from Heavy and Smokestack. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Outro

Songs after
Waverly Steps – Fish
Poets – Tragic
Rainbow in The Dark – Liliac
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
The Trooper – Liliac
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son – Iron Maiden
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker

Francesca Blanchard, Clever Girls, and J Bengoy at ArtsRiot February 15, 2019   Leave a comment

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Francesca Blanchard

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Fridays ago at ArtsRiot. It was a nice day off and I had plenty of time to take the long icy walk to Pine st. The walking was pretty good, though a few sidewalk lakes and random ice kept me on my toes.

I got in and settled and Francesca Blanchard took the stage with a fantastic band. They sounded smooth and graceful and helped Francesca’s songs soar. Her voice was warm and elegant and she had a delightful stage presence. They opened with a song about passing through then filled my soul with My Heart. They sang about dreams of the west coast and about the time of love. A song about how the Earth was slightly off-kilter was played just by Francesca then the band returned for a song about living other people’s lives. As a post Valentines Day gesture, she gave teddy bears to each member of the band, and had some for the other bands too. They played a couple more cool songs and ended with a dancey pop song with some nice rhythm changes. It’s always a treat to hear Francesca sing and play, and this wonderful band only made the experience more magnificent.

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Francesca Blanchard

The set break was quick, then Clever Girls hit the stage and rocked it hard. They started a little slow with Dumb Smile then yelled out the 1 2 3 4 to kick off Loose Tooth. They played a cool new song then gave Catch And Release a nice slow burn treatment. Owen had a nice steady flow then charged into drenched rock glory. They played another really cool new song that may have been about burning the house down then followed with a new song from Rob Slater that had a slow and sultry feel. They slowly brought the energy back to the peak with Hannah then tore the roof off of the place with a blistering version of Heavy. I was ecstatic.

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Clever Girls

After another reasonable set break, J Bengoy took the stage and delighted the full room with their breezy joyous music. Their songs have a lovely flow with a hint of jam, some sweet rock and roll and lots of pop. They quickly bring you to a happy place. I didn’t really know their songs well, so I just listened and was in a very happy place for every moment. They played some upbeat songs. They played one that was super dreamy. Towards the end of the set they brought Francesca up for backing vocals on So Good (I Could Die). Despite the lyric, the song is bouncy and catchy and lit up the room. They rocked out a few more songs and ended with a song about how the rain keeps crashing over. I really need to get to know their music better, and to see them whenever I can.

I hung out for a little bit then took the treacherous long walk home. While the show was super hot, the outside air cooled and froze all the sidewalk water. Step after careful step eventually got me home. It didn’t matter at all, the show was totally worth the effort.

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Posted March 6, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 295 Thursday February 28, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday February 28th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Kashmir – Led Zeppelin

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a song that I saw performed live a couple of weeks ago, that is still stuck in my head. It’s a sad lyric, but such a happy song.

1.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy
2.) Gravity – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
3.) Middlesex – SWALE
4.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot

Andriana and her trio played earlier today at The Skinny Pancake. She’s always amazing. That’s such a sad lyric and happy music from Swale. Same for Milton and J. Great songs everyone. OK, Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Thunder From Mansfield To The Lake – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Old Souls Of Chatham County – Jeremy Gilchrist
7.) Leonard – Jeremy Gilchrist
8.) Interstellar Kid – Jeremy Gilchrist
9.) Indigenous Souls – Jeremy Gilchrist

I know we usually do four songs, but we had to do five for Jeremy for obvious reasons. Thanks for making us sound so great Ryan Cohen Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Christian James for the video work on Indigenous Souls, which is on YouTube now. OK, this next performer will be a Radio Bean tomorrow.

10.) De Colores – Marcie Hernandez
11.) Can You Love me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
12.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
13.) Brothers – Troy Millette Music
14.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

What a lovely sentiment and fantastic song from Joe. Troy will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Francesca has a show on Sunday at Meadowlark Studio on Sunday. Bethany will be at The Skinny Pancake tomorrow. OK, let’s play an appropriate song from a band who are at SideBar tonight.

15.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts
16.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys
17.) Ode To The River – Julia Caesar
18.) Ice Diver – The High Breaks

The Breaks will treat us to some icy surf music at Nectar’s tomorrow. Julia will be at Radio Bean tomorrow. The Torys will be at The Monkey House tomorrow. Cool song from the Newts. OK, this band will be at the Bean tomorrow night with Julia.

19.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
20.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
21.) Lifetime – Radio Underground
22.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No

I haven’t pulled that one out for a while, and lust love it. Cool songs from Radio and Spangler. Miku always rocks. OK, here is the next song on the New Siberians album.

23.) Star – The New Siberians
24.) Jessie – Danny & The Parts
25.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
26.) Turn Your Face Towards Tomorrow – Midnight Vigil

Vigil will be at Radio Bean Saturday night. Great rockers from Phil and Danny. I love that Siberians song. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Man With A Stick – Fish
Waverly Steps – Fish
Little Man What Now – Fish
Put It Off – The Tragically Hip
Circle Line – Fish
State Of Mind – Fish
Emperors Song – Fish
Voyeur – Fish
Assassing – Marillion
Jigsaw – Marillion
Fugazi – Marillion
The Porpoise Song – The Church
The Nile Song – Pink Floyd
Until we Sleep – David Gilmour
Firth Of Fifth – Genesis
Crime Of The Century – Supertramp
Alone – Children in Paradise
We’re The Loops – The Mockingbirds
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

 

Radio Show 294 Thursday February 21, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday February 21. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Spirit Of Radio – Rush

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a couple of singer songwriters who will be at On Tap Bar & Grill on Saturday.

1.) Anna-Marie – Troy Millette Music
2.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music
3.) What Do I Know? – Jesse Taylor
4.) Changes – Ivamae
5.) Home – Troy Millette with Francesca Blanchard

That’s from Troy’s new ep Living With A Ghost. Francesca sounds so nice on there. I caught him play a cool show Sunday afternoon at Foam Brewers. Ivamae will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Jesse will be part of a group raising funds for Lt Governor Zuckerman at The Skinny Pancake on Friday. I just love Bethany’s music and can’t wait to her what she has coming up. OK, here is the next song on the New Siberians album.

6.) Speed Dial – The New Siberians
7.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
8.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maïz
9.) Check Your Pockets – Binger

Great song from Binger. That’s from the Live From Robot Dog Studio that we just released. Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow. Bob has been playing shows Wednesday nights at Radio Bean and I really need to start catching some of those. Another great song from the Siberians. These next songs are also on the free Live From Robot Dog Studio album that you can find on Bandcamp.

10.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa
11.) Panic – Miku Daza
12.) Waste Of Time – Preece
13.) Once More With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
14.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

I want to thank all of those wonderful artists who wanted to work with me. Everyone rocked so hard. OK, let’s keep rocking.

15.) Place Ov Dead Roads – Casey Merlin Rae
16.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
17.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
18.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy

J played a great show at ArtsRiot last week and the crowd had a great time with that song. That’s a classic from the late ’80’s. Mountain are so amazing. That’s also on the Live From Robot Dog Studio album. Casey made a lot of music in our town for a long time. i love to pull out his music often. OK, let’s go back to the ’90’s.

19.) The Same Stars – Zola Turn
20.) Under Northern Skies – The Red Telephone
21.) Golden Cadillac – Happy Spangler
22.) Santa’s Cadillac – The Wards

I want to thank Matthew Engels for sending a bunch of Wards music. I’ll be slowly pulling lots of out in the coming weeks. Cool Caddy song from Spangler. Lovely songs from Telephone and Zola. OK, let’s keep rocking.

23.) You Don’t Like Me Do Ya – Pinhead
24.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
25.) Poem for Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
26.) Falter – Julia Caesar

Falter is one of the great epic rock songs that is being played now. Poem is one of the great epic rock songs from the early ’90’s. Fun songs from the ’80’s with the Decentz and Pinhead. OK, I think we have enough time for a couple more songs.

27.) Lovely Day – gneiss
28.) The Road – Anders Parker

Great huge song from Anders. Gneiss will be at Localfolk Smokehouse tomorrow and always put on lovely shows. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Poet’s Moon – Fish
Sherpa – The Tragically Hip
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Mistrial Wind – Heart
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Wake Me When It’s Over – Longwave
Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys
From Now On – Supertramp
And You And I – Yes
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 291 Thursday January 31, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday January 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin with a lovely song about the end of summer.

1.) Winter Song – Lake Superior
2.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
3.) Cold Cold – Aaron Flinn
4.) Let’s – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

That’s the last song from the Grim Work album. I’ll have to find a new one to play all the way through starting next week. What a great album. Cool songs from Aaron, Dave and Lake. It’s cold. No reason to fight it. Let’s embrace it, but first, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a hot performance.

5.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
6.) Bit O Honey – Happy Spangler
7.) Golden Cadillac = Happy Spangler
8.) Never Let Me Go – Happy Spangler

Thanks Ryan Cohen for literally making everything sound so great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping with the setup and tear down. Thanks Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. Special thanks to the band for a great performance and the surprise addition of Samara Lark Brown and Aya Inoue on backing vocals. OK, let’s dive back into winter.

9.) Cold Stompin’ – Ninja Custodian
10.) Wish For Winter – Near North
11.) Stylus Of Id – Soma
12.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys

Cool song from the lovely band. Id has references to Orion, who always brings winter. Cool songs from Near and Ninja. OK, let’s keep going.

13.) Cold Water Morning – Satori Bob
14.) Winter Is Finally Here – The Smittens
15.) Winter Snow – The Zi Trees
16.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts

That was recorded live at Nectar’s. I haven’t caught up with Zi for a while but saw them play a nice show last summer. Lovely song from Smittens. Bob used to play around town many years ago. OK, let’s play a band from the Boston area.

17.) Winter’s Gun – Slowdim
18.) Cold Night – Guthrie Galileo
19.) Heavy Winter Heavy Snow – My First Days On Junk
20.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
21.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Go out, have drinks, embrace winter, I like that idea from Rabbit. Cool wish from Apartment. I think Junk is an Urian Hackney band. Cool flow to that music. Guthrie comes to town often. OK, it’s definitely frosty out there.

22.) Frosty Pink Skies – Miku Daza
23.) Let The Cold In – Mr. Doubtfire
24.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
25.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
26.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band

Cool song from Seth. I love the countdown in the Rabbit song. It sure seems that way Suburban. Lovely song from Doubt and smoking rocker from Miku. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Long Cold Day – Fish
Apartment Song – The Tragically Hip
Cold Ethyl – Alice Cooper
Stone Cold – Rainbow
Wintermute – Black Pyramid
Growing Colder – TILT
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
Winter Winter – The Waterboys
Mistrial Wind – Heart
Cold Gin – Ace Frehley
Travelin’ Band – Def Leppard
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Twilight Alehouse – Genesis
Then – Yes
From Now On – Supertramp
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming