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Radio Show 185 Thursday December 1, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1Fm will run from 9-11pm this evening and will go as follows:

Song before: Goodbye Yellow Brook Road – Elton John

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. We’re on the downhill slide to the Winter Solstice and the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. Let’s begin with a song from Carraway’s brilliant new album The Bad Year.

1.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
2.) I’ll Get Wise – Anachronist
3.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music
4.) Windy Pines – Brett Hughes and Kat Wright

Brett has been a huge asset to the local music scene for many years and he is finally going to make is own first album. I think the whole town is celebrating, and we haven’t even heard it yet. Bethany is a woman wise beyond her years. Anachronist just released a beautiful new album called Lost In The Corners. I’m just getting to know it and I really like it. The same is true for Carraway. OK. I was off last week and hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving. On the last show I finished playing the last song from the Invisible Homes album Song For My Double. It’s time to play a new album, song after song, week after week, until it’s done. This artist just released this album and he is a legend in this town. The album is Shovel Down by Seth Yacovone.

5.) Playing Patterns – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
7.) Spy Song – Pinhead
8.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

I thought I’d ease my way into the Christmas music season with that rocker from Mountain. Classic from Pinhead. Great song from David and the band. I’m so psyched to play the new Seth album over the next nine weeks. Last Saturday I went to The Monkey House and saw these next three bands.

9.) The Anchor – Carraway
10.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
11.) Ex-Files – Better Things
12.) Something I Drew – farm

I remember seeing Farm once, late in their career, possibly for the last time at 242 Main. I miss them but two of the guys are in Mountain Says No now and that is cool. Carraway, Grand and Better Things were all brilliant last Saturday at the Monkey. All of those songs were played. On Saturday it’s the last day of operation for 242 Main. It’s been an iconic music venue for as long as I can remember. It will be missed and hopefully it will reemerge soon. There is a party on Saturday to celebrate it and to celebrate music super fan Gary Lane’s 50th birthday. He has been a great supporter of music for many years. Here are some of the bands playing the last 242 Main show this Saturday.

13.) Year Of The Snake – Tyler Daniel Bean
14.) Black Oil – Doom Service
15.) Green Peaks Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
16.) Death Is Just A Door – Vultures of Cult
17.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS

All those bands, and more, are going to rock 242 one more time on Saturday. It should be a great night. Better Things are playing that show too. I remember one day, a long time ago, when I had some free time and saw on Swale’s website they had a show in the afternoon at 242/ I went and found out it was a rock camp thing. They let me in anyway and I sat quietly as the band played a song then talked to the kids about it and the music business then played another and did that for a while. So many great memories.

18.) Waterlanding – SWALE
19.) I’ve Come To Love – Carraway
20.) The Light – Kat Wright
21.) Moving Song – Zola Turn

I loved Zola so much. Great new song from Kat and the band. Another great new Carraway song. Hmmm, Swale. I know a lot of us are on edge about the election. It feels like we might be heading into the lions den. Fortunately, I know a lion tamer.

22.) Lion Tamer – Carraway
23.) Spark – Anachronist
24.) Kentucky – Cricket Blue
25.) Your Eyes – Forest Gray

Great song from Forest. Cricket were great recently at Light Club Lamp Shop and are at the Skinny Pancake tonight. Great new songs form two great new albums. This next band played a beautiful show at the Daily Planet last night.

26.) She’s Leaving Home – Silver Bridget
27.) Julius Caesar – The New Siberians
28.) The Bad Year – Carraway

Brilliant new epic from Carraway. Great song from the Siberians. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Big Wedge (live) – Fish
Emerald – Ace Frehley
Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
King Of The Night Time World – Kiss
The Funny Bird – Mercury Rev
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
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Radio Show 170 Thursday August 4, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

 

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It’s a busy week at work so I put in 8 hours, caught a couple of songs by Mal Maiz next door at Summervale, did a quick stop at home and was downtown by 9 to do the following local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM on both sides of the Champlain Valley.

Songs before:
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
New Americana – Halsey
Swimming – Arc Iris
Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
Don’t Be Late – Saga
The Awful Ache – The Church Band
Soft Revolution – Stars

recording begins
Song before – Lost In The Supermarket – The Clash

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring the station. It’s a bit of a slow week but tomorrow at noon tickets go on sale for The English Beat, if that is of interest. That show is coming up in September. It was so great to hear and see the dynamic songwriting duo of Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton last week at The Monkey House when they were joined by Julia Austin and Ann Mindell when they played as Envy. Let’s begin tonight with a song from Sean and Matt’s last album.

1.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone
2.) Always Monica/Down At The Duck – Chin Ho
3.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows.

I love the line about what you throw away, to me, is solid gold. That sums up many of the similarities and differences between us all. Nice London Calling reference too. Great couple of songs from Chin. I love that Telephone song. OK, let’s play the next song on the Giant Places album.

4.) The Words Will Show – Lendway
5.) Bloodboy – Barbacoa
6.) Into The Void – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)

The Breaks played as Sabbath last night at Nectar’s. Barbacoa opened for Envy last week and played the instrumental surf version of Bloodboy. Envy played it properly when they opened their set. Nice instrumental from Lendway. OK, let’s play some rock and roll with some words.

7.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
8.) The Blackout – The Static Age
9.) Running Away From Home – The Snaz
10.) Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and The Dwellers

I’ve always thought that was one of the great songs played in Burlington. The Snaz are coming to town for a show at Radio Bean tomorrow and one at The Monkey House on Saturday. I love that song by Static. When I saw them so many years ago it was the first time I saw Bobby Hackney Jr. play drums. He just played with Barbacoa last week at the Envy show and was totally amazing. Great song by Zola. Many years ago The Cush came to Burlington and enchanted us for a few years. They are just about to begin a European tour so let’s celebrate with some of their wonderful music.

11.) Hollow – The Cush
12.) Roll Me – The Cush
13.) Telepathic Headdress – The Cush
14.) Heavy Psych – The Cush

I hope they have a great tour!! One of the cool things about the Envy show last week was catching up with old friends like this guy.

15.) Decide – David Jarvis
16.) Comin’ Home – The Hippnotix
17.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand
18.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles

Villanelles were just as great a week ago Wednesday as they were the previous three. That night Grand opened for them and were pretty amazing too. Hipp Notix are from New York and, if I’m not mistaken, are from Dave’s neck of the woods. So, this is the week that the Seven Days Daisy awards came out. Daniel Bolles also awarded some special not quite awards called Dandelions. He rightly awarded Villanelles for best rock band and somehow me for local music champion, though fellow nominees such as Luke Awtry, James Lockridge, and Girls Rock Vermont deserved it as much or more. Thanks Dan and 7 Days. Oh, and this next singer and band rightly swept the local popular Daisy votes in a few categories.

19.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
20.) Bad Oasis – farm
21.) Star – The New Siberians

That is such a great song. I love that Farm song. OK, this next singer is 17 years old but is on her way to become a star.

22.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music
23.) Bury Me – Forest Gray
24.) Our Lady Of The Underground – Anais Mitchell
25.) Time to Get Out – Aaron Flinn and Salad Days

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Outro

promo

Song after: Solo – Fish

recording ends
songs lined up after:
No Superman – TILT
(I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman – The Kinks
Do What You Like – Blind Faith
Telegraph Road (live) – Dire Straits
Legend Of A Mind – Moody Blues
Xanadu – Rush
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes (official)
Ball Of Confusion – Love And Rockets
Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
Until The End Of The Day – Ace Frehley
Fugazi (live) – Marillion
Is This Where You Live – The Church
Amber Waves – Tori Amos
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Wow – Kate Bush
My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
Dear God – Kat Wright and The Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Josh Glass
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Radio Show 167 Thursday July 14, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM went as follows:

Songs before: Know… – Anderson/Stolt
New Americana – Halsey
Satellite – Guster
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Radiance – The Church Band

recording begins
Song before: Hot Mic – The Tragically Hip

promo
intro

From our small city to the great big world these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s a lovely night in town and with a couple of outdoor shows happening there is literally music in the air. I want to begin by thanking Higher Ground for sponsoring WBKM.ORG and for all of the great music they bring to town, such as the Milk Carton Kids show happening next Wednesday. This first artist played a cool show at Light Club Lamp Shop on Tuesday and just released a new album called You Are What You Pretend To Be,

1.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker
2.) I’d Hate To Be Me – Queen Tangerine
3.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
4.) Dogs At The Cafe – Milton Busker

I just had to bookend the set with those two similar songs from Milton’s new album. That is another great song from Andriana’s Cascade EP. Great song from the Austin sisters post Zola Turn band. OK, let’s play the next song on Giant Places.

5.) Gunslinger – Lendway
6.) Sometime Next Week – 1881
7.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
8.) Jenny – Villanelles

Villanelles played a killer show last night at Nectar’s and opened with that song. Phil and the band just finished up a tour and will play Saturday at The Monkey House. 1881 will be there too, so I will finally get to see them. Hmmmm, Lendway. This next band opened for Villanelles last night.

9.) Cancer – SWALE
10.) Piano In Every Room – gneiss
11.) Into The Light – Great Western
12.) Popular Crowd – Swale

They were so great last night and I can’t wait for some of their new songs to get recorded. Great song from Western. I swear I will play some other Gneiss songs but I just love that one so much I keep wanting to play it. Swale played a nice version of Cancer last night. Next Wednesday Villanelles will have Dino Bravo and The Mountain Says No open the show. This is the song that closed out last night.

13.) Kiss My Grits – Villanelles
14.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
15.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
16.) It Won’t Stop – Phantom Suns

It was cool to hang out with Ryan Cohen and Jedd Kettler last Saturday after Mountain played at Manhattan Pizza and Pub. Ryan records bands and plays in Phantom. Mountain played a killer version of Bomb last week. I can’t wait for next Wednesday. Bravo always rock. Another cool show that is happening Saturday is at 242 Main and is the 20th anniversary of Big Heavy World. I want to thank James Lockridge for all that he has done for our music community. This is one of the bands that will play at that show.

17.) Thanks For The Memories – Mr. Doubtfire
18.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
19.) You Are What You Think – Death World Wide
20.) Yayo – Dirty Blondes

It’s always nice to take a walk around the streets of Burlington with the Blondes and some of their favorite beverages. That was a song from Death’s new album N.E.W. and it rocks nicely. Doom are playing Sunday at Finnegan’s. I only saw this next band a couple of times but I do miss them.

21.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy
22.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
23.) Imaginary – Envy
24.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS

That is one of the iconic songs from our music scene. Envy will reunite on July 28th and I’m very excited. Rabbit are playing a benefit for Henry St Deli soon. It’s hot and it’s summer.

25.) Summertime – Peg Tassey MUSIC
26.) The Territory – Hana Zara
27.) Artroom Records – Jenn Karson
28.) Ships – Anais Mitchell
29.) Your Eyes – Forest Gray

Forest played the open mic at Manhattan last night and it was nice to run into him and chat for a bit. Great song from Anais who will play Higher Ground in September. Jenn put out a great album after leaving Zola Turn and that is one of those songs. Hana is just so great, and so is Peg Tassey. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro
promo

Song after: Poet’s Moon – Fish

recording ends
Strontium Burning – TILT
Far Escape – Active Heed
Ritual – Yes (official)
From Now On – Supertramp
Invention – Anderson/Stolt
Best Way To Travel – The Moody Blues
I Can See For Miles – The Who
Janie Jones – The Clash
Double Line – Black Rabbit
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment – The Ramones
Emerald – Ace Frehley
Kill The King – Masters Of Reality
Over The Rainbow/Kill The King – Rainbow featuring Richie Blackmore
Childhood’s End?/White Feather – Marillion
Tantalized (live)- The Church
We Are The Truth – Anderson Stolt
Kundalini Express – Love And Rockets
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
You’ll Be The Sky – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
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Radio Show 164 Thursday June 23, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis

 

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Last night’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM went as follows:

Song before: Train In Vain – The Clash

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and have seen a ton of great music, and will likely see a ton more before it’s over. Let’s begin tonight with a band I’ve been meaning to catch up with for a while now. I finally saw them last Saturday at Red Square and really enjoyed their show.

1.) Piano In Every Room – gneiss
2.) All Too Human – Close Encounters
3.) Resurrection in Sanskrit 1 – Binger
4.) Resurrection in Sanskrit 2 – Binger

After catching the first set from Gneiss I went down to The Skinny Pancake and caught sets by Close and Binger. I really enjoyed both bands. OK, let’s play the next song on Giant Places.

5.) We should Go Tonight – Lendway
6.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
7.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
8.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket are playing at noon in City Hall Park and I may have to go see them. Jeremy has been writing new songs so hopefully we will have a new album from him in the near future. I saw Joe play with The Wee Folkestra last Friday and they are playing at Nectar’s tomorrow. Hmmm, Lendway. On Saturday Tony Gallucci and I will represent WBKM at the Eat More Kale Festival and here is a tiny sampling of the music that will happen that day.

9.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
10.) If I Knew – Binger
11.) Smile – Dwight & Nicole
12.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

I’m very psyched for Saturday. Last Monday I went to Nectar’s and caught these three bands.

13.) The Hots – Near North
14.) Drunk On Wall Street – Meadowhawks
15.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates

All three bands were great on Monday. This next band release their new album at Nectar’s on Tuesday.

16.) What If… – REDadmiral
17.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
18.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
19.) Gas and Oil – Gas and Oil

What a classic Burlington rocker. BB are playing at The Monkey House on Friday. Dino are at the Monkey on Monday to help raise money for their friend Jay McDonald. I’m sending this next song out to anyone who’s had a tough time lately.

20.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
21.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
22.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
23.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
24.) Your Eyes – Forest Gray

Last Friday I went to a bar called Foundation and saw a great set by Forest, Portrait and Doom. Andrew Stearns was there too but I slacked and did not track down any of his music. If you need to rock out Doll Fight can always help. I miss this next artist.

25.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara
26.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger.

Binger also played Thursday night so since they have played a show in town three times in one week, I had to play them three times. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

27.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after: Margaret – Marillion with Fish
Hinterland – TILT
Sealine – The Church Band

 

Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm, DJ Kanganade, Andrew Stearns, Forest Gray, Self Portrait, and Doom Service at Foundation June 17, 2016   Leave a comment

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing lots of music yesterday despite an emotionally rocky beginning. Father’s Day is coming up soon and this will be the first one since my dad passed away, and it was a couple of weeks after the anniversary of the death of my uncle. On Thursday I realized I had not spoken with mom for a week or so. I called but missed her. I called again Friday and we spoke for a while. She told me about all the kitchen renovations that happened this week and said I had to see them. I said I was thinking of going to a show in Shelburne, where I grew up and she still lives, that night, and it turns out she had heard of Burger Night and had wanted to check it out. Since the band I wanted to see were not too intense, we set a plan.

We met at the house around 4 and I got to see the garden and the new raised beds and the kitchen. We headed over to Bread & Butter Farm on Barstow road, found the parking area and headed in. Since it was so last minute she didn’t have any cash, so I got to treat her to a burger and a couple of salads and a raspberry lemonade. The food was fantastic and filled with delightful and strong flavors. It really is worth going just for the food.

Of course, I did not go just because of the food, but made sure I was hungry when I arrived. I really went to see The Wee Folkestra. The farm has a small sheltered seating area with a large lawn and a small stage. The band shoehorned themselves into place and began with the instantly recognizable I’ll Fly Away. They followed with Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay and that set the tone for a lovely afternoon. As is often the case, the audience was set up in a semi-circle a ways back from the stage. I broke through and found a place to sit reasonably close to the stage. I though mom might just hang out in the back but she came up close for the show. Soon, a few of the many kids started walking and running and spinning and twirling around and everyone was having fun. The eight-piece band has a folk sound but with three guitars, a saw, a bass, and drums and two more singers the music has a full, almost orchestrated feel. Their name describes them quite well. Set one featured songs like I’m So Sick Of That Same Old Love, Atlantic City, and the Tom Waits classic A Good Man is Hard To Find. Jackie Buttolph mostly sang harmonies but nicely took the lead now and then. Aya Inoue and Samara Lark Brown each got plenty of lead vocals and sounded great in harmony. Aya Inoue played a strong acoustic guitar for most of the songs. Joe Adler‘s deep voice added an extra dimension to the music and his card deck guitar playing rocked. Eric Segalstad’s electric guitar playing added a nice edge, with some sweet solos, and his (Lesser Paul) mandolin playing further enhanced the whole sound. Eric Daniels bass kept the rhythm together while Houston Illo’s drumming was steady and true. Johnnie Day Durand‘s musical saw found and bent some of the most beautiful notes and gave an ethereal sound to the music. They sounded great and played a beautiful 10 song set.

During the set break Mr Chris entertained the kids with Puff The Magic Dragon, a song about jumping, and a few others. It made me think this would be a great gig for Linda Bassick. Mr Chris organized the kids, and some parents, into line and they paraded around the picnic area. It was nice to see so many people having such a good time.

After the parade we returned to the stage as the Folkestra began set two. Folky versions of Billie Jean and The Way You Make Me feel began the more rocking of the sets. It was great to sit back in the sunshine with a ton of kids running everywhere. The second set was 10 songs also and featured One More Cup Of Coffee For The Road and the classic Old Mary. They wrapped the set with Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). It was a great time and we even got to watch the farmers create hay rolls on the walk back to the car.

We went back to mom’s house in Shelbune and I grabbed the car and headed back to Burlington. I made a brief stop at home and headed downtown. I had just crossed North st. When I heard a shout from the car that was stopped at the intersection. It was Samara Lark Brown with Jackie and Eric D. What timing.

 

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 2

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 2

 

I had originally though of heading to 242 Main for the punk show, but it started at 7 and the other show that caught my eye was at 8:30 and it was 8:40 when I arrived downtown. I headed over to Drink and found the door that leads down to Foundation, the club below. Hint, it’s the Exit door in back.

Foundation is a long skinny club with seats lining the walls, a cut out area where the bands play and a small bar in the back. It tuned out that I was quite early and likely should have swung by 242. Oh well,

I hung out for a bit then DJ Kanganade got up for a set. He did some serious scratching and song altering and it was pretty fun. What he did with Arthur Brown’s Fire had to be heard to be believed.

 

DJ Kanganade at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

DJ Kanganade at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

First up was Andrew Stearns. It was just him playing banjo, and occasionally acoustic guitar, and singing with a pure strong voice that just filled the room. Several of the songs were his and several were traditional songs from early America. He played songs like June Apple and Let Me Feel. He referred to Greasy Coat as possibly the first straight edge song. Closer Than My Troubles was a cool original as was the instrumental Dog And Ball. Mole In The Ground was fun with him choosing which of the many verses he wanted to sing, since so many have been created over the years. A three song banjo medley followed and his picking was perfect. Red Leaves Snowy Peaks was an ideal Vermont song and Honey In My Coffee was just nice. He closed the night with a guitar song dedicated to all of those who had passed, and he brought out the lovely idea of being able to sing with deceased loved ones in an Angel Band. I really enjoyed his whole set.

 

Andrew Stearns at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Andrew Stearns at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Forest Gray quickly followed by playing a few keyboard riffs and looping them and singing over them. He had a very indie feel to his songs and playing and expressed a quirkiness that made for a very enjoyable show. He alternated the keyboard songs with acoustic guitar songs and the one about the aliens and the closing song about the selfie that saved the world were great. I bought his disc after the show and he kindly gave me a second newer one. Yea, more music for my local music radio show on WBKM.

 

Forest Gray at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Forest Gray at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

DJ Kanganade followed with a set then was joined by the two rappers known as Self Portrait. Their set was very intense and their voices sounded nice on their own and wonderful together. At one point James Lockridge wandered in, went to the bar came back and kindly handed me a Heady Topper. I was a bit blown away and we just sat and listed to songs like Nasty and a cool one about living in Vermont. I’m not a huge hip hop or rap fan but those guys were really good and I’m happy I got to experience their furor.

 

Self Portrait at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Self Portrait at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I chatted with Jim a little bit during the set break but it was not long until Doom Service hit the stage and rocked hard. Jeff Foran sang and played electric, Ben was a monster on the drums, Matt played guitar and sang backing vocals and Tyler Daniel Bean played bass. That was especially cool since I’ve seen him play drums and guitar at other shows. It’s great to see his versatility. They played a blisteringly loud 10 song set featuring covers like Black Hole In My Head and originals like 1.21 Gigawatts/Great Scott, Black Oil and Monsters Are Due. I had waited all day to rock this hard and was deliriously delighted for the full set.

 

Doom Service at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Doom Service at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

When they wrapped up I chatted a bit more with Jim and said some goodbyes. I bought a T-Shirt on the way out, because you have got to support your local musicians, and it’s a pretty cool shirt.

The walk home was lovely and it was nice to spend some time thinking about how strong and diverse our local music scene is. I’m so lucky to live in this town.