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Clever Girls and Daniel Romano at ArtsRiot August 9, 2017   Leave a comment


Clever Girls pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of weeks ago at ArtsRiot. I had just seen Clever Girls the previous Saturday and they were great and I was psyched to see them again. The walk down to Pine St was uneventful. I got in early and got some food then headed into the rock room. It was not long before the Girls hit the stage. They opened with the gorgeous and powerful Catch And Release then played a few off their EP. Loose Tooth rocked hard. We Tried simmered wonderfully. They dedicated Crazy to their man Willie Nelson. 45 was the last song they played from their EP and it began slow and strong and built into a huge epic with Winfield Holt‘s guitar going over the top. They played a fast rocker with no title yet. They played a new one that began with just Diane Jean singing and Tobias Sullivan playing bass. After a bit Rob Slater and Winfield joined in and rocked it hard. They played a new song called Get Out that was really good. They played a song with the line see you smile though I’m not sure the song was about seeing you smile. They played a song about being sad called Hannah and Diane’s voice just soared. They rocked the set to a close with a song that might be called Heavy, and is quickly becoming one of my favorite songs. It went through a couple of builds and eases then locked into a ripping groove at the end.

I really went to see Clever and did not know anything about the headliner. During the set break I chatted with Diane. She described them as a country band with a bit of Americana. I’m not sure if she saw me wince with worry but I thought I’d listen and see what I though.

Daniel Romano took the stage next and started rocking. While there is something country in the musical structure there was no twang and it sounded to me like ’60’s rock mixed with ’90’s indie. I really liked their sound. They opened with a rocking song then introduced themselves by saying that they love music and hate fascists. I think everyone was in agreement about that. I did not know any of the songs but liked them all. Some were a bit more country, some had a steady rock groove and some were kind of epic. They played a a song about the bells ringing. They played one song and as it was ending the singer said to the bass player “take it Dee Dee”. The bass player screamed out 1 2 3 4 and they lit into the next song, because who doesn’t love a good Ramones reference. They played a slow song with sweet keys about how new love can be found. They closed the set with the last song on the new album What’s To Become Of The Meaning Of Love. They encored with their oldest song which was something about the road becoming their lover.

I did not stay long after the show and on the long walk home contemplated the stunning amount of wonderful music that comes to our town and was happy to catch the tiny amount that I can.


Daniel Romano pic by Tim Lewis


Posted August 23, 2017 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 220 Thursday August 10, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this WBKM Facebook link. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time on Thursday August 10th and will go as follows:

Song before: The Sound Of A – Alice Cooper


From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a local classic.

1.) North Hyde Park – Hover
2.) Crazy – Clever Girls
3.) What’s To Become Of The Meaning Of Love – Daniel Romano
4.) Beach Day – Looms
5.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown

Last Saturday I got to see Clever Girls play at The Monkey House with Looms and Hammydown and last night I saw Clever Girls with Daniel Romano at ArtsRiot. Tomorrow Clever Girls are playing at the Tarrant Art Gallery as part of Exhibitionists: Clever Girls at 5pm. OK, let’s play the last song on the Action EP.

6.) Everyday Weekend – 1881
7.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
8.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
9.) Epic – Laureate

Laurieate will come visit us on Sunday for a show at the Monkey House. I haven’t seen Grand for a while and hope to catch up with them soon. They are such a fun band. The Kids are at Higher Ground tonight and always put on a great show. Great song from 1881. I hope you enjoyed listening to all of the songs on their Light’s, Camera, and Action EP’s. I’ll start a new album to play song after song week after week, nest week. These next two bands will be at the Monkey House on Sunday too.

10.) From Here – The Red Summer Sun
11.) Ex-Files – Better Things
12.) Surf Showdown – The High Breaks
13.) The Territory – Hana Zara

Hana has a new album together called Where Amanda Is King. She just launched a Kickstarter to raise money to get it mastered and printed. She writes such great songs and I’m sure the new album will be terrific. The Breaks played at the Summervale festival in the Intervale earlier today. Great songs from Better and Summer. Here is a cool song that I have not heard in a while.

14.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
15.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
16.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone
17.) The Drone – The Cush

The Cush have played many stunning versions of that song in our town over several years. Great song from Telephone who evolved out of Envy. Hero appeared for a year or so and went away but left us with some great music. I have not seen Western in ages but they put on some great shows in the 2010’s. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
19.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
20.) Alcohol Injection – Lord Silky
21.) The Path – Savage Hen

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Hen. I may have to go check them out in a couple of weeks. Silky just put out a new album and play stunning rock shows. Gas was Beano Parker’s side project and the Wards were his main band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
23.) The Wolves Are Coming – Suburban Samurai
24.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
25.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service

Doom have been playing some shows but I have not caught up with them in a while. I’ll have to change that sometime. As used to play some great punk for us but I have not seen them around lately. Samurai were in town a couple of weeks ago. Swim just played out west. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
27.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
28.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great song form David and the band who are playing all over Vermont right now, and are recording a new album. Great new classic from Dino. Anders will be in Montpelier on Friday and at ArtsRiot on Saturday. Rabbit always rock. Oh, and I had to play Freeway to set up the next two songs. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?


Songs after
Whiplash – Fish
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Ronnie James Dio Medley – Metallica
Fireball – Alice Cooper
Delirious – The Church Band
Paranormal – Alice Cooper
Make It Work – The New Siberians
Rats – Alice Cooper
I Know Right – The Mountain Says No
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
Elevator – SWALE
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming