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Francesca Blanchard at the BCA center in City Hall Park August 16, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a terrible time seeing music last Wednesday at City Hall Park. I had the day off and took a stroll downtown a little after 5. The sky was sunny for the walk but a bit overcast in the park. The band were set up near the BCA center but all the tables and chairs were across the sidewalk on the grass, which created a large space. I found a spot in between and Francesca Blanchard began to play. Joined by Mike Dondero on bass and Charlie Hill on guitar she opened with a lovely version of My Heart. She followed with a song called Free. It sounded great but towards the end she changed the lyrics to something like “the rain is coming. We have to Stop. Sorry about that”. I think I prefer the song with the regular lyrics. They started tearing down the stage and sound desk as the rain picked up intensity. Thunder rumbled and the sky flashed. I hung out for a bit in hopes that they might be able to get back on track, but alas, that didn’t happen. I wandered through the BCA gallery for a bit, then when it finally eased up, I took the quick walk home.

It did not turn out well, but I’m glad I put in the effort.

 

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Radio Show 270 Thursday August 16, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Binger at Robot Dog Studio

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday August 16. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM. It will go as follows:

Song before: You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with one of the catchiest new songs in town.

1.) Crimson – Julia Caesar
2.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
3.) Real World – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
4.) Felon – SWALE

What a great song form a great band. I want to extend my condolences to Tyler Bolles ,who plays bass in the band. He and Daniel Bolles and their family just lost their father. I know how hard that is and I wish you all the best. Great song from David and the band. The library tour continues. They will be in Hyde Park on Friday and Montgomery Center on Saturday. I saw Francesca play that lovely song yesterday before getting rained out. Great song from Julia. So, the other band who was supposed to play yesterday was Binger. They had to cancel but we can still hear them live. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Check Your Pockets – Binger
6.) Buttons – Binger
7.) The Wind – Binger
8.) Abstraction – Binger.

Thanks Binger for being so amazing. Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work and thanks Ryan Cohen for everything. OK, so last week I some some pretty trippy music, including this band.

9.) Squish’s Boogie – the le duo
10.) The Toy – Hana Zara
11.) All Is Clear – Big Blood
12.) As Glass – Wren Kitz

I caught Wren and Big blood play cool shows at the Tarrant gallery on Friday. I caught Hana play a beautiful set on Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. The Duo played as a quintet at Deli/126 on Friday. OK, let’s play some new and old classics.

13.) Terrarium – Vedora
14.) Make It Work – The New Siberians
15.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Frosty Pink Skies – Miku Daza

Miku and Julia Caesar will rock the Lamp shop tomorrow. Great new song from Phil. Great slightly older song form the Siberians. Great even slightly older song from Vedora. I caught these next three bands at Higher Ground last Saturday after seeing Hana.

17.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS
18.) Bacchus D – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
19.) Lunacy – Cave Bees
20.) The Other Iron Sheik – Doom Service

That’s the next song on the Uncanny Doom Service album that I’m playing all the way through song after song week after week. Bees and Jessica did a great job opening for Francis for the party to celebrate the release of their new album MSP3 Counter Attack. 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
Jack And Jill – Fish
Wheat Kings – The Tragically Hip
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
Above My Ground – Landlady
Wow – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Bowie On Fresh Air – Ouzkxqlzn
Time – David Bowie
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Tantalized – The Church
Firth Of Fifth – Genesis
Heavy – Clever Girls
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
CO2 You Later – The Tsunamibots
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 256 Thursday May 3, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Carraway at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 3rd. It can be streamed from the website of here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before Changes – David Bowie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by welcoming Mike Luoma to WBKM. It was fun to chat with him earlier today. He’s helping with the programming and asked me to put together a file with some of the greatest local songs. I put 178 songs into it, but need to add more. Here are four of them.

1.) It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
2.) The Art Of Giving In – 1881
3.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
4.) In Waves – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah’s from Massachusetts but visits us often. I wanted one of her songs to highlight all of the New England bands who come to town a lot. Telephone grew out of the legendary local band Envy. That song is so sweet. 1881 are just amazing. Let’s Whisper always fill my heart with smiles. OK, here’s a treat for us all. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for some live music from a wonderful band.

5.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
6.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
7.) Kool – Carraway
8.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

I want to thank the band for being so amazing. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Carraway are playing Saturday at Higher Ground with lovelytheband. OK, this weekend all of Winooski will be taken over by hundreds of bands in a giant festival called Waking Windows. The rest of tonight’s show will be filled with a few of the local bands who will perform. Let’s begin with Kelly Ravin who’s album Engine is the one I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

9.) Telescope – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) Hang ‘Em High School – Barbacoa
11.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson Music
12.) Owen – Clever Girls

The girls will rock the Rotary stage in the middle of it all on Friday night. Barbacoa and Lowell will be on the main stage. Kelly will be at McKee’s. These next bands will play Friday night too.

13.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
14.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
15.) If I Knew – Binger
16.) The Big One – The High Breaks

The Breaks will be at Water Works on Friday. Binger will be at Four Quarters Brewing. Carol will be at Scout & Co and Wren will be at Lucky Cloud. These next two bands will play Friday night at Last Stop Sorts Bar.

17.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
18.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
19.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy

Cancer will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday and it’s nice to have that classic ’90’s band back in action, now and then. Francis will play the main stage on Saturday. This next band will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday.

21.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
22.) Hands – J Bengoy
23.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

Anais will be at the Methodist Church on Sunday. Swale will be there on Saturday. Francesca will be at Scout & Co on Saturday. Bengoy and the Shakers will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday. Well, that’s all the time we have tonight. I could do another hour and not get to all of the local bands who will play Waking Windows. Lots of national bands will be coming to town too so it should be completely amazing. 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
Raingods Dancing – Fish
Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Bring It All Back – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
The First of May – Colin Nicholas Clary
Go Ahead – farm
Lovely Day – gneiss
Palace Of Tears – Radio Underground
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Needle Gun – Hawkwind
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Rock And Roll Transplant – Derek Smalls
The Friends Of Mr Cairo – Jon and Vangelis
Heavy – Clever Girls
Jigsaw – Marillion
regular programming

 

Radio Show 251 Thursday March 29, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Mal Maiz pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday March 29. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Easter – Marillion

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with the second to last song on Black, Blue & White, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

1.) Julius Ceasar – The New Siberians
2.) Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
3.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara
4.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard

Beautiful song sung in French by Francesca. Great song from Hana about holding the hands of the ones you love. Cool song about the magic we all have inside by Jason and yet another great song from the Siberians. I’ll play the last song on the album next week and move to a new album the week after. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
6.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maiz
7.) Si Se Quema El Monte – Mal Maiz
8.) Clandestino – Mal Maiz
9.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maiz

I really want to thank Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band for that tremendous performance. Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, here’s a new song from one of my favorite bands.

10.) Loom – Clever Girls
11.) Cancer – SWALE
12.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes
13.) All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip

That was recorded on a Ferry boat just off the shore of Burlington many years ago. I want to send the Blondes song out to Matthew Thorsen who is battling cancer. Please contribute to the “Matt & Di Need a L’il Help” GoFundMe if you can. Swale will be at Foam Brewers on Saturday and ArtsRiot next Wednesday. Another great song from the Girls. I can’t wait for the new album. OK, this band are at Club Metronome tomorrow.

14.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
15.) Skybot – Blowtorch
16.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
17.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. Hen will be there too. It was fun hanging out with the neighbors by their fire last night and talking about local lore. Blowtorch and Swillbillie will rock Metronome tomorrow. This next band will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Here is a song from their upcoming album.

18.) First Blush – Paper Castles
19.) Play That Part – Lowell Thompson Music
20.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
21.) Mama – Ivamae

Ivamae and Wren will be at SideBar on Sunday. Lowell and Castles will rock Winooski on Saturday. This next artist will play at Hotel Vermont on Saturday.

22.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
23.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
24.) On Backstreets – Eastern Mountain Time
25.) Sad Song – Ouzkxqlzn

It’s so cool that Seven Days did such a nice feature on Ouzkxqlzn. Lauren Costello is just amazing. That’s a cover of a Paper Castles song. Eastern will be at Higher Ground on Tuesday. Bud will be at Nectar’s on Saturday at 7. Josh will play with the Beerworth Sisters around 8 on Saturday. 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:
The Company – Fish
Twist My Arm – The Tragically Hip
Cathedral – analog missionary
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Lady Of The Lake – Rainbow
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
You Can Love If You Want To – Peg Tassey MUSIC
What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
regular programming

Radio Show 248 Thursday March 8, 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 March 8. It can be streamed from the website or this link WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Kings – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been listening to the new Phil Yates album a lot and love it. Let’s start tonight with the last song on the album.

1.) Bite Your Tongue – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
2.) Redemption On Pearl – Milton Busker
3.) Done Waiting – The New Siberians
4.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

I went out to see the Gators last night at Nectar’s. They played a great version of that song and lots of other dark tunes. Another great song from the Siberians album Black, Blue & White album, which I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. Milton played a great version of Pearl at Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday. Great new song from Phil about patriotism. These next two artists will be at ArtsRiot next Wednesday for a live recording for Big Heavy World.

5.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
7.) Drink Myself Blind – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
8.) A Bottle Of Whiskey Later – Crazyhearse

Another great song from Phil’s upcoming album Party Music. I just had to play it into the Crazy song. It should be a great show next Wednesday. This next band will be at Radio Bean tomorrow.

9.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
10.) The Marble Rye – Sad Turtle
11.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
12.) Drug Laws – SWALE

Swale will be at Zenbarn on Friday. No and Turtle will be there on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop tomorrow.

13.) Spy-Fi – Barbacoa
14.) The Spy Song – Pinhead
15.) Opium Spy Thriller – Ninja Custodian
16.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz

I hope you enjoyed the fun theme in the last set. Three of those songs are very old. So is this one.

17.) Spiral – Strung Out
18.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
19.) Mountain High – gneiss
20.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates

If you ever get to see the Primates play, go! Great songs from gneiss and Snaz. I love that Strung Out song. I’m so I happy I have an album by this next band.

21.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
22.) She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
23.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band
24.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass

Great songs from Gregory and Robin. I stacked them together because they mix so nicely. Anne-Marie has such a lovely voice and Uncle are a pretty great band. Great song from Maiz. OK, let’s play another classic.

25.) October Days Club – The Cancer Conspiracy
26.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland

Great songs from Elephants and Conspiracy. 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:

Poet’s Moon – Fish
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Another Midnight – The Tragically Hip
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Stonehenge – Spinal Tap
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Five Years – David Bowie
The Last Ziggy Stardust Show – Ouzkxqlzn
Ashes To Ashes – Ouzkxqlzn
Rock And Roll Suicide – David Bowie
I Lost My Marbles – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Maryse Smith with Michael Chorney and Francesca Blanchard at Light Club Lamp Shop February 19, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a couple of Mondays ago at Light Club Lamp Shop. It was the third night of the Maryse Smith residency and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I got in and settled and Michael Chorney took the stage with an acoustic guitar and began to play. He opened with a couple of winter themed songs. One was about going from the east coast to the west and I missed details about the second but it was well crafted and as lovely as all of his songs are. He said he was from down south in Bristol and told stories of jam sessions at a local establishment. He continued on with songs about not doing what we just did again and singing out loud. He closed his set with a song about Caledonia and everyone was in a happy place.

Maryse and Francesca Blanchard joined him, with Maryse singing and playing acoustic and Francesca just singing. Their voices blended as beautifully as they did the week before. Maryse’s and Michael’s guitars similarly wrapped themselves around each other in a breathtaking way. They opened with Good Thing and followed with I Forgot. They sang the song about heading off for the stars and the song she wrote in Philadelphia about grabbing your pen and writing about it. They sang about having half a mind and about wine clouding your mind. Hold Me was wonderful as was New And Strange. Liar was as sharp and poignant as ever and they closed the night with the lovely 15 Steps.

It was another brilliant night of music in our town.

 

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Radio Show 247 Thursday March 1, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Carol at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday March 1st. You can stream it from the website or this Facebook link WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before Elected – Alice Cooper

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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 woman who has been playing all over town a lot recently.

1.) Maria – Francesca Blanchard
2.) The Way It Is – Maryse Smith
3.) Paper Doll – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
4.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker

Milton and his band will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday. Matt and his gator songs will be at Nectar’s on Wednesday. Maryse will play Friday at The Gallery for the Frank DeAngelis art opening. Francesca is at Radio Bean tonight. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
6.) Underneath – The Mountain Carol .
7.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol .
8.) Deano – The Mountain Carol .

Thanks for playing so well Mountain! Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so good and thanks Burlington Beer Company for the libations. OK, this next band have been playing around for a while and have finally released an album called Historia de un Inmigrante. Let’s dive in and take a listen.

9.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maïz
10.) Clandestino – Mal Maïz
11.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
12.) Producto de la Mente – Mal Maïz

I’m so glad that Maiz Vargas Sandoval has brought his music to Vermont so we can learn to dance in other languages. He and the band will do a Robot Dog session later this month and that will be a lot of fun. OK, this next album feature is full of Party Music. Let’s get reaffiliated with an old friend.

13.) If Only I Was Lonely – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) One Mans Trash – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
15.) Fixin’ To Die – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

You can pre-order the new album on Bandcamp and get two songs now. Thanks for sending the whole album Phil!! This next band are playing tonight at The Monkey House.

17.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
18.) Rental – Zeus Springsteen
19.) All My Life – Wide Wail
20.) Alienation – Black Rabbit

Great rocker from Rabbit. I thought I should toss a classic into this mix of new music. Thanks for still being great Wail. Great rocker from Zeus. I can’t wait for the new Homes album. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop on Saturday in a semi-acoustic kind of way.

21.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
22.) Black, Blue & White – The New Siberians
23.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
24.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vt Musicians.

That was recorded many years ago and Bernie is still out fighting the good fight. On Tuesday we hold elections and his stepdaughter Carina Driscoll is running for mayor. Wednesday is really Emma Sky and she wrote that about Burlington and how progressive values have enhanced the lives of people in our town. Great songs form Siberians and Druids. 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:
Raingods Dancing->Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Trickle Down – The Tragically Hip
Resurrection – Death World Wide
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Hallelujah The Hills – Hallelujah The Hills
Parallels – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Before The Deluge – The Church Band
It’s Going Down – MIDLAKE BAND
King Arthur’s Death – Children in Paradise
Third Party Politics – Ouzkxqlzn
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

 

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