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Radio Show 78 Thursday September 11, 2014 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. It was a little rough with the last song popping out of the player when I put a song into the queue, and having a couple of breaks blown away by the very busy Fire Department, but fortunately the songs were great, and held the day.

Songs before: 21st Century Schizoid Man (live) – April Wine
Move Through Time – Persian Claws

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. There is a lot of great music happening in town this week and there was a lot last week. The GPN festival with many great national bands, many great local bands and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is Saturday and Sunday, but last Saturday was all about this guy. This is Shoreline In Jersey by Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Shoreline in Jersey – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
2.) Smile – Dwight & Nicole
3.) The Heart Is King – Pinhead
4.) Neighbors – And The Kids

And The Kids played a killer show opening for Joe last Saturday at Nectar’s. The crowd loved them and were completely on for the ride. Classic song from a great Burlington band. Have you seen the Dwight and Nicole video for smile? It will make you do so. Great song from Joe. So yea, tons of music at the waterfront in Burlington, lead by this band.

5.) Nothing But The Water (pt 1) – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
6.) Hometown – Gold Town
7.) Parking Lot – Villanelles
8.) Nothing But The Water (pt 2) – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

I remember seeing Grace at Nectar’s on a couple of cold February days a long time ago, and watching the audience grow week to week, despite the sub zero temperatures. I knew she was taking off. I’m glad to see how big of a band they have become. The Villanelles are fun live. Both they and Gold Town are playing GPN along with other great bands like Anders Parker Cloud Badge, The High Breaks, Caroline Rose and lots of others. It should be a great time. OK, let’s play the next song on Ninja Jane. This one always rocked live!

9.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
10.) Surface Tension – The Pants
11.) Never Satisfied – THE VACANT LOTS

Great song from their album Departure. They started in Burlington but now play all over the US and just started a tour of Europe. The Pants and Zola are great Burlington bands from the ’90’s. Last Saturday before the Rangers show, I went to the basement of one of the greatest music advocates in town, James Lockridge, and saw some heavy punk rock. I loved the twin guitars in this song.

12.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
13.) Impaled On A Cuddly Spike – Dog Hospice
14.) The Wrong Song – The Lentils
15.) Green Peaks \ Dark Valleys – Get A Grip

I missed Grip at the party but loved the pure fury of that 44 second song. The Lentils played acoustic punk at the party and were lots of fun. I need to get more of their music. Dog Hospice was one guy with guitars strapped to his drum kit and the mic taped to his mouth with duct tape. It was kind of a cool show. Up next is a band who played the show, but went on before I could get there. Fortunately they are playing tomorrow night at The Monkey House, and I will be there!

16.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
17.) Round Sum – Cave Bees
18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards

That was a classic ’80’s punk band. Cave Bees and Shephard’s Pie are playing the Monkey House show, but I don’t have any of the latter to play, yet. Up next is a great new song from a new favorite band who have played around for a long time.

19.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
20.) B.A. Pariah – Endless Jags
21.) Everyone Likes To Fight – Swale

Swale’s new album should be out very soon on white vinyl with a bonus album full of remixes. They are playing Saturday at 4pm at GPN if you want to see them. Great song from Jags who come to town now and then. In the north end of town you can go down almost any street and see lots of sunflowers.

22.) Sunflower Street – David L. Jarvis
23.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka Superstar
24.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
25.) The Love You Feel – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot

Lowell has played around forever and is playing at GPN. Got a sense of how good it’s going to be yet? Great song from Vetica. Dave and James are classic Burlington artists. Sunday, after GPN, there is a huge after party at Higher Ground featuring Marco Benevento. Here is a song with him and Kat Wright live at Radio Bean

26.) I Put A Spell On You – Marco Benevento and Kat Wright
27.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler and the Rangers Of Danger
28.) Say It – Anachronist
29.) Until The Day I Die – Slingshot Dakota

Sorry that song got cut and my outro started to play. Ah, the joys of live radio. Carly Comando and Tom Patterson got married this week and I wanted to play that song in honor of the occasion. The best of luck to you!!! Anahronist have an album coming out soon. Great song from their last EP. The Joe show at Nectar’s last Saturday was great. He played the full album including a wonderful version of Pun. 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: Tumbledown – Fish
Images – Saga

 

 

As We Were, The Lentils, Dog Hospice at Punk Rock Block Party on lower King St then And The Kids and Joe Adler & The Rangers of Danger at Nectar’s   Leave a comment

Cover for Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger's album Many Things & Many Scenes

Cover for Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger’s album Many Things & Many Scenes

Despite missing one of my favorite bands (Black Rabbit went on first), I had a great time seeing music tonight. I tried to take it easy last night and was up a bit after 7 this morning. I worked 9-5:30 then stopped home for a bit. I was out the door and headed to the “Art Hop?” to see some punk bands, especially Black Rabbit. I forgot the address but when I was close I asked the group of kids on the sidewalk where the bands were, and they directed me down the driveway and into the basement. As We Were ground out some heavy metal/punk and the twin guitars lit my heart with joy. The vocal was a bit growly but the band were beautifully ferocious and the workday melded into the play day. I only caught a couple of their songs, but they were super solid and playing hard. The small (for a hall but big for the basement) crowd was very enthusiastic, and got in a nice mosh on the last song.

It was hot in the basement, so when they finished, I headed to the back yard, and enjoyed the fading day. Soon enough there was a noise from the basement. The Lentils were a three-piece with singer/guitar player, seated electric bass player, and a drummer who flipped a bass drum on it’s side and played it with a maraca. Their songs had a low-fi indie feel with a full on punk attitude. They only played 4-5 songs but really had something. I will have to check them out more soon.

After that, I headed back out and ran into Kevin Ryan. We chatted for a bit, but then it sounded like a band was going on. I headed back down the stairs into the brick basement cellar. The next guy on was called Dog Hospice. He was the last guy on, and had two guitars strapped to his drum kit, placed a mic over his mouth and wrapped a few layers of duct tape around his mouth and sang and drummed and hit guitars and played loops. I was a challenge to listen to the stories he told, through the distortion of the duct tape pushing the mic so close, but it was kind of riveting too. After that, I was going to wander out, but James Lockridge asked me if I wanted to hang out and have a beer. I took him up on his offer and chatted with lots of cool people. After a bit, I could hear the clock strike 9, and knew it was time to head out.

I thought I was a bit early when I walked into Nectar’s, so I ordered a drink and ordered some food. The drink was quick and immediately after, And The Kids walked onto the stage. The only option was to run to the front and rock out for a few songs, and figure out the food later. They played some killer hard rocking new wave pop, or some dancey pop that rocks hard, or whatever it is that they play. I loved every moment while trying to dance myself into a frenzy. After a few songs, including a killer Wiser, the bartender said my food was ready, so I reluctantly moved to the back for a few songs. When I was somewhere close to finished, I ran back to the front to join the fun. They had he audience eating out of the palm of their hands as they played great song after great song. They dedicated all of the songs to Joe Adler and played a sweet cover towards the end for him. They wrapped it up with another killer rocker., and that was that.

The set break was not too long, then Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger took the stage. With Eric Segalstad on guitar, Samara Lark Brown on vocals, three increasingly large saxophones, and Mammal Dap’s guitarist, bass player, keyboard player, and drummer, Joe played a killer version of his new album Many Things &Many Scenes. Johnnie Day Durand lit the room with her saw playing on Brothers and Sisters. Aya Inoue joined in on vocals for a few songs, and took a nice lead on Cloudy Mind. They did a killer version of my new favorite song, Dreams Elope, though it was before Cloudy, then rocked us hard with Mirror Mirror. They kicked the first set with Many a Girl (Back of a Sail) reprise. That’s such a fun song to sing.
They said they were going to take a 5 minute break, and I still had energy, so I hung out for the fastest set break ever. It might literally have been 5 minutes, but might have been less.

They came out swinging with a killer cover of Burning Down the House. They followed with a Joe song not on the new album called Another Drink Of Water. They got the crowd rocking with Hungry Like the Wolf. We got to rock to another Joe song called Spit and Fire Blues. They kicked the night with Walk On The Wild Side. Towards the end, Joe started introducing the band. After each member was introduced she or he would leave the stage. It was finally down to a guitar player, the bass player, the drummer, and the keyboard player. Joe said they were a band called Mammal Dap. They took over and closed the evening. I hing our for a song, but tomorrow is my Wednesday, so I took the long joyous walk home, with a happy heart full of music.