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Radio Show 277 Thursday October 11, 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 Thursday October 11. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It’s Raining Again – Supertramp

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I caught part of a set from a woman from New York. One of her songs reminded me of a local song. Let’s begin tonight with those two songs.

1.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
2.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
3.) Parasite – Miku Daza
4.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees

Classic from the Bees. New classic from Miku. Delight reminded me a lot of Machine. OK, here is the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

5.) Retrosexual – ROUGH FRANCIS
6.) Girl In My Bed – Preece
7.) Last Night – Carraway
8.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

Doom will be at Big Heavy World on Saturday. I thought the Preece and Carraway songs would be fun together, musically and thematically. Great rocker from Francis. OK, let’s take a fun twist.

9.) Abstraction – Binger
10.) Come Outside – The Red Telephone
11.) Star – The New Siberians
12.) Crazy – Clever Girls

Great song from the Girls. They will rock Foam Brewers on Friday. I’m definitely going to be there. Classic from the Siberians. It’s been so warm for the past couple of days, I had to play Come Outside. Stunning song from Binger. This next band is playing Friday at Half Lounge, and I’m definitely going to be there.

13.) Mystery Train – The Parts
14.) I guess I’ve Had Enough Too – Eastern Mountain Time
15.) Luminous – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
16.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Such a lovely song from Peg. Michael is amazing and helps a lot of other musicians make great music too. Sean Hood from EMT will be at Radio Bean next Wednesday. Great song from the Parts. OK, this next artist will be at Club Metronome on Friday, and I’m definitely going to be there.

17.) Veil – Ivamae
18.) You Are Unobtrusive To The Point Of Invisibility – Ouzkxqlzn
19.) Forget It When I Said It – Wren Kitz
20.) Eucarina É Guerrero – Mal Maïz

Great song from Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band. Great song from Wren’s new Lovebird album. Ouzkxqlzn will be at The Monkey House on Monday. She also plays Saturday at the fringe festival happening in the Old North End of Burlington Thursday through Sunday. Great song from Ivamae. Here’s a gorgeous song.

21.) Baby, Let My Money Keep You Warm – Milton Busker and the Grim Work.
22.) Pauline – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
23.) Blue Water – Radio Underground
24.) All Down Tonight – SWALE

Swale are playing Friday at the Methodist Church in Winooski and I will definitely be there. So, I guess that’s a work order for one me and three clones? Cool song from the new RU album Dark and Getting Darker. Another cool song from The Book Of Zoo. Milton is so great. OK, this song just got released.

25.) I Don’t Exist – Why Nona
26.) Climbing Slowly – Bent Muffbanger
27.) Bell Jar – When Particles Collide
28.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids

Great rocker from the Druids. Huge rocking song from Particles. Bent is from the Lyndon area and has been making music for a while. Cool song from Nona. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Ta ta. Farewell. See You…..

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Credo – Fish
So Hard Done By – The Tragically Hip
Homesick – Jakals
Images – Saga
Oh You! You’re You! – Ruckzuck
Neon Skyline – Hawkwind
Still I’m Sad – Rainbow
The Mystic And The Muse – Renaissance
Saturation Brain – Arc Iris
Falter – Julia Caesar
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here = Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

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Radio Show 276 Thursday October 4, 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 Thursday October 4. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: America Dreams – Jason Baker

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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 drummer who plays in lots of bands and also has a marimba career.

1.) Oysters – Jane Boxall Percussion with Miriam Bernardo
2.) Number 1 – Loida & Lenahan
3.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
4.) Pancakes – Hana Zara

Such a powerful song from Hana. Serena will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you like that song, go check out her show. L&L will be at Light Club Lamp Shop that night too. They are a duo from Boston with synesthesia, so that could be an interesting show. Jane is amazing and Miriam’s vocals add a sweet touch. OK, this next artist will be at Juniper on Saturday.

5.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
6.) Comfort – The Beerworth Sisters
7.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
8.) Liar – Maryse Smith

Great song from Maryse. I hope she comes back to visit soon. Cool song from Bud. He will be at The Double E tomorrow. Julia Beerworth and Josh have a cool thing going, and will bring it to Juniper on Saturday. This next artist is playing a DIY show at a place called Red Car Party tomorrow.

9.) Not The Light – Adam Wolf
10.) Via Champlain – Some Hollow
11.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts
12.) What If – REDadmiral

The Admiral will be at Switchback Brewing Company tomorrow. The Parts will be at The Skinny Pancake Burlington on Saturday. Hollow will be at the Double E on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop on Tuesday.

13.) A Stranger Time – Chazy Lake
14.) Pale Blue Dot – Sputoola
15.) Suspended – J Bengoy
16.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa

Barbacoa will be at the Bean on Saturday. J will be at SideBar on Saturday. Sputoola will be at Magic Hat Brewing Company next Wednesday. This next band are from Vancouver and will be in town Saturday night at the Bean.

17.) Headphones (Fade Away) – Freak Dream
18.) Orange Like Water – The Cush
19.) Broken Stone – Stonefield
20.) Pork Fortress – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

I caught an amazing show from Rabbit at The Monkey House last Sunday. Stonefield are from Australia and came on after and were just amazing. The Freak song reminded me of the Cush so I had to play those two back to back. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Break A Leg – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
22.) Lay My Body Down For You – When Particles Collide
23.) Bad Choices Make Good Stories – Preece
24.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things

Cool song with a nice warning alert at the beginning. That’s the title song form the new Preece album. That’s a new song from Particles from their Fade To Gold album. Great song form David. OK, let’s play the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

25.) Walk On By – ROUGH FRANCIS
26.) Walk In The Rain – My First Days On Junk
27.) In The Rain – Plan B
28.) We’re Gonna Fall – The Smittens

Yet another cool song from City Rock Dove. Classic from Plan B. Cool song from Urian Hackney‘s band and cool song from Francis. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Shadowplay – Fish
Fire In The Hole – The Tragically Hip
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Ydun – Faun Fables
Errol McSquisitor – Elephants of Scotland
Natural Science – Rush
Somewhere In Between – Kate Bush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
The Surprising – Deep Purple
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 275 Thursday September 27, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm Thursday September 27 on WBKM.ORG. You can steam it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Let’s Go Crazy – Prince

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s dive into the rock and roll with the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

1.) Good Person – ROUGH FRANCIS
2.) Chop Wood Carry Water – Zola Turn
3.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
4.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button

Cool song from the punk supergroup. Classics from Ninja and Zola and a great rocker from Francis. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance from Preece.

5.) Girl In My Bed – Preece
6.) Tomorrow Today – Preece
7.) Waste Of Time – Preece
8.) Can We Not? – Preece

I want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and Chrusty Barnacles and Rich for helping with the filming. Thanks WBKM founder Tony Gallucci for joining in the interview and Burlington Beer Company for the libations. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT
10.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
11.) Papertrain – Dave Jarvis Band (Hipp Notix)
12.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza

Miku will do an acoustic performance with Ivamae at Switchback Brewing Company then Miku will rock out Light Club Lamp Shop on Sunday. Old classic from Dave and new classic from Zeus. Dino will be at Ciderfest on Saturday. OK, I caught these next two bands at Nectar’s last night.

13.) Big Starr – sleeping in
14.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
15.) Nightmare On Elm Street theme – Savage Hen
16.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Rabbit will be at The Monkey House on Sunday. Hen will be at Nectar’s on Monday. OK, let’s play a great song just because it’s great.

17.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles
18.) Falter – Julia Caesar
19.) Bucky – Aaron Flinn
20.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

Cool song from Milton’s upcoming album. Aaron will be at The Double E on Saturday. Such great songs from Julia and Villanelles. The next performer will also do a show at 420 Pine st on Saturday with Coalescence Of Sound.

21.) Changes – Ivamae
22.) No More Goodbyes – King Margo
23.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
24.) The Sunny Side Of Things – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Another cool song from The Book Of Zoo. Jeremy will be back in town at Radio Bean on Sunday afternoon. Margo are from Nashville but will stop into the Bean on Monday night. This next artist will play a show in Williston at Nightshade fest tomorrow.

25.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
26.) Prince Of Sweeden – The Smittens
27.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
28.) Lead me To Your Love – The New Siberians

Great rocker from the Siberians. Classic from Chin. Great new song from Smittens and a cool song from Francesca. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Perfume River – Fish
Yawning Of Snarling – The Tragically Hip
Sightless Gods – A Film In Color
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Lovely Day – gneiss
The Porpoise Song – The Church
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Waiting For the World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and The Dwellers
Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
Precious Things – Tori Amos
Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Universal Care – Kal Marks
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming.

Radio Show 274 Thursday September 20, 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 Thursday September 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before – Wiser Time – The Black Crowes

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with an artist who played almost 4 hours last night at Red Square.

1.) Other Side Of The Rain – Robin Gottfried
2.) Waikiki – The Essex Green
3.) Pale Blue Dot – Sputoola
4.) Nature – Madaila

Great song from the people who have put so much fun music into our community in the last few years. Cool new song from Sputoola. It will be interesting to see where they go. Another cool song from Essex. Robin is such a great guitar player, and a pretty decent songwriter. OK, This next band will take over the Stone Church in Brattleboro on Friday and Saturday. Get into a nice relaxed state for this one.

5.) Notebook – The Edd
6.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
7.) If I Knew – Binger
8.) By Suicide – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Another great song from the champion of the local library. If you ever feel that far down, please reach out to your friends. We care about you. Cool song from Binger that features Stephanie Heaghney on vocals. I caught her new band JUPTR this weekend at GPN. I’ll have to track down some of their music soon. Nice portrait of Vermont, both good and bad, from the rappers. Cool song from The Edd. OK, so this next band are legends in town. They have been playing for 16 years and will celebrate their birthday Friday at Light Club Lamp Shop. They have created some of the most gorgeous and powerful music that our state has seen. Let’s honor them in the only reasonably possible way.

9.) Overcoat – SWALE
10.) Armadillo – Swale
11.) Felon – Swale
12.) Soul Piggy Bank – Swale

Such beautiful songs. Maybe I should play some more.

13.) Cancer – Swale
14.) Black Boys On Mopeds – Swale
15.) If You Get Lost – Swale
16.) Waiting For You – Swale

From the initial trio of Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, and Jeremy Frederick to the addition of Tyler Bolles Swale have graced our state with power that flows right into your heart. Mopeds is a cover of the Sinead O’Connor song. If you haven’t seen the amazing video that Eric put together, that highlights the staggering amount of violence against black people, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Is that all of the great songs that they have? I don’t think so.

17.) Waterlanding – Swale
18.) Good Medicine – Swale
19.) All Down Tonight – Swale
20.) The Next Instead – Swale

Such great music. If you don’t think I’m going to play 16 Swale songs to celebrate their sweet 16, you don’t know me very well.

21.) Elevator – Swale
22.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
23.) Popular Crowd – Swale
24.) Drug Laws – Swale

Happy 16th birthday Swale. Here’s to many more! OK, here is the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

25.) Geese – ROUGH FRANCIS
26.) Collider – Doom Service
27.) Junior – Clever Girls

Clever played a killer set at GPN. They will be at The Monkey House on Sunday and Nectar’s next Wednesday. Doom will be at Jim’s Basement on Sunday. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Lucky (live with the story of Rock and Roll) – Fish
Greasy Jungle – The Tragically Hip
Sting Me – The Black Crowes
The Road – Anders Parker
Cathedral – analog missionary
Symphony Of Light – Renaissance
Can We Be Still? – Thanya Iyer
Another Day – Andriana Chobot
Ships – Anais Mitchell
Kick Rocks – And The Kids
Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
Vicarious – Alice Austin
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple

Radio Show 273 Thursday September 13, 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 US Eastern time Thursday September 13. You can stream it from the website, or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Piano Music – Porcupine Tree

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been enjoying the new album Hardly Electronic from this opening band, so let’s begin with some piano music.

1.) In The Key Of Me – The Essex Green
2.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
3.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot
4.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol

It was so cool when Carol came in for a session of Live From Robot Dog Studio and instead of playing the electronic keys, Bruce played Ryan Cohen‘s sweet sounding piano. Great song from Andriana. I caught a couple of sets of her music last Friday at Red Square. She was as amazing as always. Great song and huge build from Carraway and super cool song form Essex. OK, the big event in town this weekend is Grace Potter’s Grand Point North festival. Be sure to get there early. Here are some of the great bands who are opening the show.

5.) Falter – Julia Caesar
6.) Soul No. 5 – Caroline Rose
7.) The Violent Stain Of My Bleeding Heart – Seth Yacovone Band
8.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
9.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls

All of those bands are going to rock GPN hard. Caroline has gotten big but spent a lot of time in town. I’m so excited for both days and will be there early. I saw Clever Girls play a brilliant show last weekend at Art Hop. This next band came on after and played a blistering show. Last week, I played the last song on The Uncanny Doom Service, so let’s begin playing MSP3 Counter Attack, song after song, week after week, until it’s wrapped up.

10.) Big Box Law Enforcement – ROUGH FRANCIS
11.) Still Life Scene – Envy
12.) Whirlpool Rider – The High Breaks
13.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa

They played a brilliant show at Robot Dog Studio last week and that song really caught me. Cool new song from the Breaks. Classic from Envy. Great song from Francis who use the new album to stare racism in the face and offer peace and love as a counter attack. This song has been running through my head lately, so hopefully it will get stuck in your too.

14.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
15.) On My Way – Hover
16.) Veratrum – Piqued
17.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time

Cool song from a band who have lots of shows scheduled all around Vermont. I wanted to revisit the song from Piqued, since it’s so cool. I hope they stop by town soon. Classic from the ’90’s from Hover. Great song from Hammy. OK, this next artist has put out a few cool albums but when he plays with his band he sounds just a little different. Here’s a song form his upcoming album.

18.) Gravity – Milton Busker & The Grim Work
19.) Loser – SWALE
20.) Underheard – Ivamae
21.) Silent River – Steady Betty

Betty’s songs always put me in a happy place. I hope it does the same for you. Great song from Ivamae. When I think of happy songs with depressing lyrics, I think of Swale. I think Milton is proving himself just as able. OK, last night I finally caught up with this singer in a movie theater at The Double E. This song digs into the pros and cons of life in America in a visceral way. The song after is the story of a kid asking mom why she would bring a child into this world. I think you’ll like the answer.

22.) Which America – Jason Baker
23.) Love – Hana Zara
24.) The Divine Feminine – Ouzkxqlzn
25.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers

I love that song from the Shakers. I caught Lauren Costello playing at Art Hop, and despite calling her band an unpronounceable name, she is completely amazing. Hana asks mom why she was brought into the world. Mom says to fill you with love and to send you into the world to spread it. Great, if somewhat harsh, song form Jason. OK, he finished this year’s library tour, but has begun to book next years. What a cool way to support Vermont’s libraries.

27.) This City – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
28.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
29.) Infinity Pools – The Smittens
30.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music
31.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged

Wishing the best for the people in the Carolina’s. Cool song from Submerged. Great song from Troy. I’m loving the new Smittens album City Rock Dove and expect to keep diving deeper. Super cool song from Smell and great song from David. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Internal Exile/Market Square Heroes – Fish
Daredevil – The Tragically Hip
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
A Saucerful Of Secrets – Pink Floyd
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
ME 262 (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Heavy – Clever Girls
Tantalized – The Church
King Of the Mountain – Kate Bush
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming.

 

Radio Show 272 Thursday September 6, 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 Thursday September 6. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before Do Not Disturb – Patty Larkin

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Life is filled with joy and pain and it’s important to understand both. Let’s begin tonight with a song about the darker side of love.

1.) Little Fires – Hana Zara
2.) Dark And Stormy Seas – The High Breaks
3.) Honey Mustard Wings – Chris Shar
4.) Only Human – The Brand New Luddites

Cool song about being human in the face of technology. They are such a great counterpoint to The Tsunamibots. Cool new song from Chris, who has played in several bands around town. Great song from the new album Stay Loose And Hang Tight With The High Breaks. Hana is so amazing. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance from one of Vermont’s most legendary bands.

5.) Dragonfly – Barbacoa
6.) When I Rule The World – Barbacoa
7.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa
8.) Love Takes Its Toll – Barbacoa
9.) High As A Kite – Barbacoa

Wow, what an unexpected, and amazing performance! Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great. Thanks Sam Mark for all of the help with the setup. Thanks Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for filming, and thanks Burlington Beer Company for the lovely libations. OK, it you listened close to the interview, this next set will make a lot of sense.

10.) Sloane Ranger – The Essex Green
11.) Joyless – SWALE
12.) Good Old Days – Screaming Broccoli
13.) S. Fiction – Blowtorch

Blowtorch features Bill Mullins. Broccoli features Kirk Flanagan. Swale features Jeremy Frederick. Essex features Jeremy and Jefferson Rush. Those are the four that played as Barbacoa in the interview. They are all so talented. OK, let’s move on to the last song on The Uncanny Doom Service. I will have to begin a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week, next week.

14.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service
15.) Good Person – ROUGH FRANCIS
16.) Owen – Clever Girls
17.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

I wanted to put a nice rocker in that slot and Mr Reed always fills that bill. Great songs from Girls and Francis. They will play Friday at Speaking Volumes as part of Art Hop. I can’t wait. Great song from Doom. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
19.) Ba Doom! – DAVID ROSANE
20.) Cemetery Walks – Ryan Ober and The Romans
21.) Fight – When Particles Collide
22.) Parasite – Miku Daza

Miku will rock out Nectar’s on Saturday. Particles played a great show at The Monkey House last Thursday. Ryan and the band are at SideBar tonight. Great song from David. The library tour has ended but it will be back next summer, more zoolike than ever. Classic from Zola. OK, here’s a new song from a new band who will be at Radio Bean later tonight.

23.) Turn Your Face Towards Tomorrow – Midnight Vigil
24.) Mary’s Line Into This View – Ouzkxqlzn
25.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
26.) What If – REDadmiral

Admiral will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday. Bob will help ArtsRiot turn 5 on Sunday. Ouzkxqlzn played an amazing show last night at Radio Bean. Cool song from Vigil. OK, here is another new song from a classic band.

27.) Hi From Vermont – The Smittens
28.) Able To Breathe – Peter Burton
29.) Dormant Magic – Jason Baker

Jason will be at The Double E next Wednesday. Great song from Peter from the very first Robot Dog session. Yet another lovely song from The Smittens. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Dear Friend – Fish
Eldorado – The Tragically Hip
Grace Too – The Tragically Hip
Big Blue Sun – Adrian Belew
Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
The Sun Comes Up – The New Siberians
Carpet Of The Sun – Renaissance
Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
Angle Of the Sun – Peg Tassey MUSIC
Paper Sun – Traffic
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Guardians/Rising From Ruins – Judas Priest
Heavy – Clever Girsl
Tantalized – The Church
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming.

 

Deep Purple, Judas Priest and The Temperance Movement at Centre Bell in Montreal, August 29, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music Wednesday in Montreal at Centre Bell. I met up with my brother Ken in the early afternoon and took the drive north. A heavy rainstorm made for a few harrowing moments on the highway, and I pulled into a shopping center, but it cleared quickly and we kept going. There were blue skies over the city and plenty of sun as we wound our way through the construction after crossing the Pont Champlain. I found the Atwater tunnel then found a parking garage near the venue. We walked up and down St Catherine St for a bit in search of a record store that seems to have vanished. We ate some food then went to the venue.

We got in and settled and about 6:56 The Temperance Movement hit the stage. They played fun straight up rock with lots of enthusiasm. Both guitarists took solid lead breaks at times and the singer worked the audience. They were a lot of fun.

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They put a giant curtain in front of the stage and the music began to swell. It dropped and got sucked into the back of the stage as Judas Priest roared to the front with a mighty version of Firepower. New guitar player Andy Sneap fit in perfectly and Rob Halford’s voice shredded the stadium. Ian Hill and Scott Travis pushed the songs into our faces and Richie Faulkner played the metal guitar god role to the hilt. They surged into Delivering The Goods then Halford screamed out Sinner. There was very little chatter and they dove from song to song. Lightning Strike was awesome then they pulled out Desert Plains, which was a wonderful surprise. We all sang Turbo Lover with gusto then they eased back a tiny amount for the searing Rising From Ruins. Freewheel Burning was blistering then we all sang You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’. Everyone left the stage then the motorcycle began to roar. Rob rode it out and the band came back for a supercharged Hell Bent For Leather. Travis introduced Painkiller and they unloaded a scorching version of it to close the set. We wanted more and they gave us more than expected. A wave of awe went through the room as Glen Tipton joined the band and they stomped out Metal Gods. Rob spoke affectionately about Glen and they honored him with No Surrender. Glen had a couple of cool lead breaks as the band charged through Breaking The Law and they wrapped the night by Living After Midnight. It was a great show all around, but seeing Glen play four songs put it over the top.

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At that point it seemed like we had seen a full show, but I had to force myself to realize that there was another band coming up.

 

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Deep Purple

The stage crew quickly disassembled the Priest set in favor of a simple line of amps with the drums and keys in the middle. The lights went down, an image of the band carved in rock filled the video screen and Mars The Bringer Of War roared through the speakers. As it wrapped up, most of the band took the stage and lit into Highway Star. Ian Gillan casually strode in from the back, through the space between the keys and drums and ripped into the vocal. Roger Glover and Ian Paice stayed in a tight groove while Steve Morse and Don Airey traded lead guitar and keys all night long. They played a couple of songs I did not know but really enjoyed. Pictures Of Home and Bloodsucker had that nice Purple groove. Strange Kind Of Woman lit up the room then they played another newer one called Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming. It was really cool. Like Priest, there was not a lot of chatting with the audience,as they drove from song to song. Gillan did speak about the song Uncommon Man and said it was for John Lord. They jammed out Lazy then went Knocking At Your Back Door. Airey took a short keyboard solo and somewhere in the middle began to play Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. It went over quite well. As he was wrapping up the band returned and they slid into Perfect Strangers. They took us out into the galaxy for Space Trucking then dove into Smoke On The Water. The audience sang so loud it was hard to hear Gillan, and that was just fine. They called it a night, left the stage, came back a few seconds later and jammed out Hush. They wrapped up just about exactly at 11.

We went back to the car and drove out of town. The usual route that takes me to the Pont Champlain seemed to have no exits to the bridge and I ended up on 15 North. Many exits were closed and it was finally in Laval that I was able to turn around and get on 15 South. That took me over the bridge and it was a smooth ride home. What a wonderful night.

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Deep Purple