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Wren Kitz, Danny & The Parts, and Omoo Omoo at The Monkey House March 2, 2019   Leave a comment

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Wren Kitz

I had a great time seeing music last Saturday at The Monkey House. I got out of work, did a fairly quick turnaround then took the slow icy walk to Winooski.

I walked in right at showtime and Wren Kitz were on and easing their way into a song. I grabbed a drink and walked to the front and let the heavy psychedelic music wash over me. They started with a familiar song abut a Master Of The Universe that made me smile. I thought they might jam out a bit but they slid into another of their more poppy songs. It was fun, then they kept up the theme with a sweet version of Sky Of Words. At the end they let it drift off into an intense jam. Maybe it was the news I had watched earlier, but you know that point when the Falcon rocket has brought you into space and the Dragon capsule has separated it and is flying steadily towards the space station? It sounded like what I imagine that would sound like. Eventually, it solidified into Georgie and they rocked that cool song to a lovely conclusion to cap the night. They are always amazing.

Up next Danny & The Parts took the stage as a trio. They began their popish countryish rockish set with the poignant Maybe There’s A War then rocked out a cool version of Drifting. They sang a song about people that you know then a couple more that I did not know but really liked. They kicked out a fun rocker that caught the room then played a cover with a blues rock stomp. Why You Putting Down That Phone sounded nice then they had a big rock finish on a song about how you want me back home. It was a really fun set.

 

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Danny & The Parts

After a short break Omoo Omoo began to play. The instrumental trio began with a dreamy slow rock jam that took a nice prog turn. It became slow and shiny for a while then rocked a bit a the end. Their sound brought to mind King Crimson and The Dixie Dregs, and they definitely had some old Rush influence running throughout. All of the songs were long jams. Some were more slow and mellow and some rocked super hard. They played for an hour or so and ended with a breezy proggy song that was quite pleasant. It was a really nice set.

I hung out for a little bit then took the long icy walk home. It was a lot of effort, but so worth it.

 

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Omoo Omoo

 

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Posted March 10, 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

 

 

Danny & The Parts at Hotel Vermont January 5, 2019   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music on January 5th at Hotel Vermont. Yes, I really am that far behind on show write-ups.

I was in the mood for some mellow happy music and Danny & The Parts fit the bill. They played some countrysih pop in an endearing way. They sang about having a feeling that you’re wanted back home and how maybe there’s a war. They tossed in covers like Tougher Than The Rest and From Hank To Hendrix. Danny LeFrancois sang most of the songs but Jackie Buttolph graced us with a couple of lead vocals. They asked why you puttin’ down that phone and sang of driving all alone. They though it was a shame living without you then learned to fly. Jackie, Brennan and Eric left for a bit and Danny jammed out a rocking instrumental and followed it with a sly version of Don’t Do Me Like That. The band returned and played a few more happy songs, such as a cover of Tom T Hall’s song Memphis. Eric moved from bass to acoustic guitar and Jackie played bass on a song about walking arm in arm. They moved back to their regular instruments for Big Daddy and followed with a cool version of I’m On Fire. They tossed in a few more lovely songs and called it a night.

I hung out for a little bit then took the lovely walk home.

Posted February 16, 2019 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 288 Thursday January 10, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday January 10th. It will go as follows.

Song before: In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery

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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 cool band who play odd covers of classics.

1.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
2.) The Adventure Of Joe The Insect Part 2 – Josh Bridgman
3.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
4.) Broken – Abby Sherman

I really need to get out and see Abby sooner than later. Great song form David. He and the band will embark on another Vermont library tour later this year, so I had to play the Josh piece in front of their song. Cool version of the classic from Bridget. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

5.) Let You Down – Milton Busker
6.) Dead Inside (Really alive) – Near North
7.) Drivin’ All Alone – Danny & The Parts
8.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard

Such a lovely song from Francesca. She is so amazing. I caught Danny and the band last weekend at Hotel Vermont last weekend. They are so fun. Great song form North and another brilliant song from Milton. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy
10.) Acceptionalism – Paper Castles
11.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
12.) Falter – Julia Caesar

I just love that song. Julia are so amazing. Great song from the Siberians. Super cool songs form Castles and Bengoy too. So, here is a cool new song.

13.) Kool – Carraway
14.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
15.) The Drone – The Cush
16.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

I love how hard that rocks. I love the way the Drone builds and builds. I hope you have the volume high. Great song form Homes. Carraway played a Robot Dog Studio session last year and played that song, but this is a brand new fully recorded version of the song.. Ryan Cohen helped make it sound great. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
20.) Skybot – Blowtorch
21.) Hit – Blue Button

Great song from Button. Cool rockers from Claws and Blowtorch. It gets grey in the winter, so I like to toss in a little Blue Sky now and then. Great song from Vetica. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Shoots Like You – Alice Austin
23.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
24.) Solution – Vedora
25.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No

Blistering rocker from Mountain. I haven’t heard Solution for ages so I had to pull it out. Great songs from Peg and Alice. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Warmonger – Smokestack Lightning
27.) Olympus Mons – Phantom Suns
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Great song form Swale. They just released a video for that song and Eric Olsen must have been editing the video for a long time. It’s incredibly paced, full of iconic images and is a full on look at our world. Bravo. Cool rockers from Suns and Smokestack. 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

13th Star – Fish
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
Youn – Faun Fables
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists
Perpetual Change – Yes
Natural Science – Rush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Mistral Wind – Heart
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
regular awesome programming.

 

Ra0dio Show 283 Thursday November 29, 2018 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 November 29. You can stream it from the website or here WBKM It will go as follows

Song before: On The Air – Peter Gabriel

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with one of my favorite things. I hope it’s one of yours too.

1.) Love – Hana Zara
2.) Love Is A Word – The Smittens
3.) 80 Degrees In October – Jesse Taylor
4.) 1,000 Tiny Pieces – The Leatherbound Books

Lovely song from a lovely band. I just got Jesse’s album and it’s pretty cool. That’s the title song. Great songs about love from Smittens and Hana. More on that soon. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for another interview and live performance.

5.) Maybe There’s A War – Danny & The Parts
6.) Driftin’ – Danny & The Parts
7.) Why You Puttin’ Down That Phone – Danny & The Parts
8.) My Hands – Danny & The Parts

I want to thank Danny LeFrancois, Jackie Buttolph, Eric and Brennan for that beautiful show. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great. Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the film work. There’s a video for Driftin’ on Youtube. OK, a bunch of local artists just made an album to support the neonatal intensive care unit at the UVM Children’s Hospital. They call the album Big Tiny Love and here are a few songs.

9.) Something Beautiful – Kat Wright, Mr Chris, and Let’s Grow Kids
10.) If You’re Happy And You Know It – Steady Betty
11.) De Colores – Marcie Hernandez
12.) Home On The Range – Lowell Thompson Music
13.) Down By The Riverside – Bob Wagner

Such a nice collection of music and it’s for a great cause. Just Google Big Tiny Love and you can find out more about it. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

14.) Glad To See You Go – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
15.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
16.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner
17.) Coming Over the Hill – Radio Underground

It’s staying darker longer so I thought playing a song from Dark and Getting Darker would be appropriate. Thanks for the great song RU. I love that epic from Thompson. I caught Humble at The Double E last week and they played a great version of Breeze. Great song form Milton and the band. When it’s dark, there is still hope.

18.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
19.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
20.) Underheard – Ivamae
21.) London – Tom Pearo

Tom will be at Magic Hat Brewing Company on Friday. Ivamae will be at the New City Galerie on Sunday. Great songs by Joe and David. These next few bands will rock Big Heavy World on Saturday.

22.) Untitled Letter – The Silent Mile
23.) Liquor Stores – Why Nona
24.) Bury Me Easy – Real Talk
25.) When Life Sings – Days on End

It’s going to be a rocking fun time with those four bands this weekend. This next band will play Saturday at Rathaus

26.) Nothing Important – Doom Service
27.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
28.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians
29.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
30.) Olympus Mons – Phantom Suns

Great song from Suns new album Caldera. Cool songs from Mountain and Siberians. Druids will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Jungle Ride – Fish
Emergency – The Tragically Hip
Titanic Terrarium – The Tragically Hip
D I Why Why Why? – Bee Bee Sea
Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
Lost In The Supermarket – The Clash
Block – The Church
Kill The King – Rainbow
Hemispheres/Cygnus X-1/Closer To The Heart – Rush
The Gold It’s In The..- Pink Floyd
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

Danny & The Parts and The Leatherbound Books at Sidebar Nobember 24, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music Saturday night at SideBar. It was a long work day and I got home and settled and had to scrape myself off the couch and push myself out the door. Once I got into the walking groove, I found a happy pace and cruised downtown. I arrived a few minutes late but the opening band was putting the final touch on their soundcheck so I hung out and settled in.

After a few minutes, The Leatherbound Books took the stage and played some beautiful songs. They played as a duo with Jackie Buttolph on bass and Eric Daniels on acoustic guitar. Both sang separately at times and sounded lovely when they sang together. They began in an all nonsensical way then invited us to look back and see that these were the days. They wondered if you would ever know my name then sang a breakup song for political affiliations. I guess we should have seen it coming. They sang about sinking like a stone while wandering the street then advised us to Save It For Later. They closed the set with Eric putting some distorted fuzz on the guitar while they played a Buzzcodks song I did not know, but really enjoyed. They play very well together and have an endearing sound. I’m so glad I was there.

After a short break, Danny LeFrancois took the stage. With an electric guitar, he opened with a hard to spot take on Tom Petty’s Don’t Do Me Like That which was really sweet. Eric joined him on bass, Jackie joined him on backing vocals and Brennan sat at the drum kit. With the full band assembled Danny & The Parts sang about how all my dreams float away. They followed with a high energy country rocker about how I don’t want to care anymore. Danny switched to acoustic guitar and the band suggested that maybe there’s a war against you. They pulled out a cover to prove that they are Tougher Than The Rest then sang about how you don’t ever listen to me darling. They played a cheery song about how now that we’re alone I’ve got a feeling that you wanna get home then returned to the boss for I’m On Fire. They got a little shoegazey for a song about this old place and a little bluesy for one about daddy. They seemed happy for the day then switched it up a little and had Eric sing Memphis. Jackie sang a cool song with a huge sound then Danny sang one about how I’ve been down that road. The band left and Danny played a couple of songs solo. One was about it taking so long and the other was about staying alive when you’re gone. The band returned and they rocked out a song about how they don’t really want to come down. They whole show was filled with comforting songs that rocked out now and then. Danny has a great sense of how to write a catchy song, and I’m so glad I was there to hear it.

I said a couple of quick goodbyes and took the long walk home. What a beautiful night.

 

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