Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time April 13, 2017 over the air at 107.1FM and can be streamed at the Facebook page link for WBKM and will go as follows:
Song before It Can Happen – Yes
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Next Wednesday at The Monkey House there will be another Show Up Show to raise money for a good cause. This band will be one of the ones who play.
1.) Wooden Heart – SWALE
2.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
3.) Crown Jewell – Wren Kitz
4.) Ghost – Kelly Ravin
Kelly and Lowell Thompson will play the show up show with their band the Welterweights. This show will benefit Black Lives Matter. Wren will also play a set, and so will Swale. I tossed in the Crow song since it’s so beautiful. OK, here is the next song on By My Side.
5.) Who’s Your Fool? – Kat Wright
6.) Realization – Madaila
7.) Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
8.) Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians
What a great song from the Siberians. Depth are from NYC and will stop by Radio Bean on Sunday. Have you seen the video for Realization? It’s really fun. Great song from Kat and the band. This next singer is from MA but plays all around New England and visits us in VT on a regular basis.
9.) Blood From Your Gun – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
10.) Anytime (R & B) – jane siberry
11.) In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
12.) Break – Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot are from PA but stop by and play on a regular basis. Francis is from Scotland but lived in VT for a while and played a series of great shows at Club Metronome around the time he released the Man album. I saw Jane at Hunt’s twice many years ago, at Memorial once with the Indigo Girls, and once at Higher Ground several years ago. Thanks for sponsoring our station HG! Someone should bring Jane back, she is so much fun live. Hmmmm, Sarah. OK, this next band just released an EP called Drive By Fruiting.
13.) Once More, With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
14.) Harder – apb
15.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
16.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr Doubtfire.
I had fun seeing those three bands at Jim’s basement last Saturday. Another band called Ransom Smith played also, but I could not find any of their music, so I had to play a second Doubtfire song. It’s new too. There is a long history of punk rock in Burlington and it’s nice to know it’s still happening. For the next song, let’s go back to the beginning.
17.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
18.) No More Sex – Pinhead
19.) Oklahoma Road Rage – Crazyhearse
20.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
Rabbit and Crazyhearse could come out and play those songs at any time. Wards and Pinhead rocked us ’80’s style. Speaking of the ’80’s, I’d like to welcome Annmarie back to the WBKM airwaves for a show of ’80’s music that runs from 8-9 on Thursdays before my show. OK, this next band will rock Foam Brewers on Friday.
21.) Sea Chopper – The High Breaks
22.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian
23.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
24.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker
I love it when Milton plays that song. Wail rocked us in the ’90’s and Ninja were great back in the late ’80’s. Breaks always put on a fun show. This next band are playing tonight at SideBar.
25.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
26.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
27.) 25 Mile Per Hour Blues – Better Things
28.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
29.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
Great rockers from Seth and Anders. It was nice chatting with Brian LaClair of Better Things on Saturday. He’s helping to bring lots of music to the basement this year. It’s always fun to play Clever’s music. I’ll likely play some next week too. Phil and the band are always fun. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
The Field – Fish
Cinema – Yes
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Turn Of The Century – Yes
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Hearts – Jon Anderson
Glow Worm – The Church Band
Every Little Thing – YES (official)
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
Heavy Psych – The Cush
Soon – Yes
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015
I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM. I worked all day, caught a quick nap, walked downtown and created the show. Fortunately for me, there is so much great music in this town, it’s not that hard to do.
Songs before: The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
The Porpoise Song – The Church
Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie
Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) – David Bowie
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
Song before: The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Despite a super warm December, winter has pretty much set in. Let’s begin with some local songs about the cold time of year.
1.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
2.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
3.) Stylus Of Id – Somah
4.) Northern Memory – The Cush
Such great cold imagery from the Texas band who spent many winters playing lovely music for us. Thanks Cush!! Stylus is all about Orion who appears in the sky in winter. That sled that you got for Christmas, but couldn’t use at the time, well now there is lots of snow and cold, so have at it. Nice song from Dave. It’s a bit of a mellow evening in Burlington, so let’s go with that vibe for a bit.
5.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
6.) The Night Syd Barrett Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
7.) Eve & Adam – Cricket Blue
8.) Afterlife – Hana Zara
Great song from Hana about living in the space between two lives. Great song from Cricket who are playing shows all over. I love all the local references in Syd. Super strong song from Maryse Smith. Let’s keep the mellow but strong vibe going for a bit.
9.) Letter From The 21st – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
10.) New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
11.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
12.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
Such a great song from Kat Wright and the band. Hopefully they will have new music soon. Nice cover done by a killer guitar player and a driving force behind Dark Side of the Mountain, who are playing in Stowe soon. If you like the Josh song check out his band Sammich. Great song from Jeremy Gilchrist. Tomorrow night at Radio Bean Barbacoa will be the backing band for a bunch of local artists playing David Bowie songs. I don’t know if anyone in this next band will be part of it, but they did release this song this week.
13.) Starman – Madaila
14.) Freak Out Friday – Rue Mevlana
15.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
16.) Melt – Chin Ho
Nice cover song from Ho. I thought it would be fun to bookend that set with the covers and stick a couple of new and old classics in between. This next set is for the optimists of the world.
17.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vermont musicians
18.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
19.) Sequoia 3 – Binger
20.) In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Francis is from Scotland but he lived in Vermont for a while around the time he released the album Man. He played Mystic and other song from the album often at Club Metronome. I just love the sentiment from Binger, and the rock. Great words from Bill and Bernie. OK, let’s take a swing through some ’90’s classics.
21.) On My Way – Hover
22.) Finder – Madelines
23.) Bloodboy – Envy
24.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
Absolute classic from Wail. Great rocker from Envy. Finder is such a fun song with a great riff. I just love the Hover song. This next song is one that has always spoken to me. This is one of the coolest bands to ever play JP’s.
25.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows.
I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week. I’ll say goodbye with the next song on Red Flannel Hash.
26.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
Song after: View From The Hill – Fish
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
Supper’s Ready – Steve Hackett
Where Is My Mind – The Pixies
Sound And Vision – David Bowie
Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and the Dwellers
Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
Life On Mars – David Bowie
New Americana – Halsey
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
Blackstar – David Bowie
Swing The Gavel – Elephants of Scotland
Destination – The Church Band
Cinderella Search – Marillion
The Love You Had – Lowell Thompson
I just got back from Radio show number six. Aside from a few songs distorting a bit and a dry mouth, Marco Rubio moment, I think it went pretty well
Song Before: Soon – Jon Anderson
From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Tonight I’m going to cheat and open with an English artist singing a song about Ireland, but when he sang it in Vermont, it really rang true.
1.) O’er (the green mountains) – Jon Anderson
2.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
3.) Directly – Construction Joe
4.) Star – The New Siberians
Talked a bit about Ninja and Brendan Devitt going solo and teaming up with Ted Pappadopoulos to form the band. Talked a bit about seeing Construction Joe a few times in the ’90’s and liking them, and finding a couple of cool songs on their CD. I talked about how smooth and elegant STC are and how I’ve enjoyed seeing them play, whenever I get the chance. I talked about getting Mom a Jon Anderson album once and her liking it. I talked about she and dad and I going to see Jon Anderson in Woodstock and how the sun lit up the green mountains. I talked about how the angle of the sun had moved and winter is behind us and spring ahead. I dedicated the next song to Carol Hausner
5.) Angle of the Sun – Peg Tassey
6.) In the Garden of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
7.) Somewhere over the Rainbow – Aaron Flinn
Talked about sometimes when you play a lot of your music to an audience that does not know you, sometimes a cover can put your sound in context with a song the audience knows. I mentioned the In Rainbows/OK Computer show coming up at Nectar’s on Saturday, and the Damn the Torpedo’s show at Signal Kitchen next Thursday. I talked about how Francis moved to Vermont in 1998-1999 and worked out some music and played it a few times at Metronome. I talked a bit more about Peg, then talked about how when I was young, local music was just so so. A couple of bands came along to try and break that. Many bands have learned from those bands and that is why music in this town is so good. I went back to the source with:
8.) Almost Human – Pinhead
9.) The Blackout – The Static Age
10.) I Don’t know what to Believe – The Red Telephone
Talked about how Red Telephone got singed by Warner Brothers but nothing happened, but at least they wrote a great song about it. I talked about how there is so much great music in town, that I hope someone else breaks through. Grace Potter and Phish are cool, but more bands should get that big. I talked about Marie Claire Johnson playing with the Static Age and a few bands since, and I talked about Bobby Hackney playing drums for SA and now being in Rough Francis. Will they be the next one? Talked about seeing Pinhead at Memorial opening for the Psychedelic Furs. Talked about how many think the next singer is one of the best songwriters and singers in town:
11.) Sail the Sea – Gregory Douglas
12.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
13.) In the Pines – Vedora
Talked about Vedora rocking hard at Nectar’s last week, talked about seeing Wide Wail in the ’90’s and mentioned the song title for the Gregory’s song.
Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Song After – was supposed to be The Chain – Fleetwood Mac, but ended up No One Listen – Ray Davies. I played the Chain after.