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Silver Bridget at Nectar’s and Greaseface and The Rough Cuts at Sidebar September 23, 2017   Leave a comment

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Silver Bridget pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music last Saturday at Nectar’s. I met up with Laura Jean Hall, Lexi Higginbotham Hall and David Hall and we sat and ate and listened to Silver Bridget fill the room with their unique take on classic songs. John Townsend‘s acoustic guitar and kick drum set the structure. Matt Saraca‘s electric guitar provides much of the melody. Johnnie Day Durand musical saw acts as the voice and adds more rhythm and melody as needed. They began by taking us Over The Rainbow then we got to ride the Wild Horses. Floating down the Blue Bayou was just lovely. And I Love Her was sweet then we got to Follow The Sun. It faded into a Waterloo Sunset then we said Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. God Only Knows what the next song was and they stumped us all on the Beatles song after that. I’m So Lonesome I Could cry was a little sad but then a Starman came by to tell us it’s all worthwhile. We hung out above the atmosphere for Space Oddity and wondered about the astronaut implications of She’s Leaving Home. At this point something odd happened and a guy named Pete got up on stage and started playing bass with the band. He slipped perfectly into the mix and Nowhere Man had a bit of an extra kick. They played some songs for the young people such as Old Man, Harvest Moon, and Heart Of Gold. Creep was as fun as always then they played the Dolly version of I Will Always Love You. Hey Hey My My was easy to spot but the next two were not so I just happily enjoyed them. They melted our hearts with Love Me Tender and I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You. Surfer Girl was a joy and next one was too. They closed the set with strong versions of Paint It Black and Nights In White Satin.

 

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Silver Bridget pic by Tim Lewis

The Halls headed out and I followed quickly but then took a turn into SideBar. Greaseface were on and playing loud and fast punk rock. The trio have nicely moved from the underground scene and already seem like pros in a rock club. They had lots of attitude and flair and the two and a half songs I caught rocked me hard. They are definitely a band to watch.

 

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

I was pretty exhausted but stayed for a couple of songs by the next band The Rough Cuts. They are from Massachusetts and played funky punk garage rock. They were pretty cool but when my drink was done, so was I.

The walk home was lovely and I reveled in the wide variety of music we get the opportunity to hear in our town.

 

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The Rough Cuts pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Radio Show 225 Thursday September 14, 2017 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 US Eastern Time Thursday September 14. It can be streamed from the WBKM Facebook page and will go as follows.

Song before: Fireworks – The Tragically Hip

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. My heart goes out to the people of Florida. Please help out if you can. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring the show. They will bring the giant GPN festival to the waterfront this weekend. Let’s begin tonight with a couple of bands who played at The Monkey House last night.

1.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
2.) Echoes On – Cones
3.) Unveiled – Pours
4.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle play cool instrumentals with Seinfeld references and are always fun. It was cool to see Chris Shar of Pours at the Landlady show last week but was even cooler to hear him play drums with the Shakers. Cones are from Los Angeles and we are so lucky to live in a town where they can just come and play on a Wednesday night. The Shakers haven’t recorded their full psychedelic sound yet but Child hints at it. More about that in a couple of weeks. OK, it’s time to play the last song on Loose Tooth and I will have to pick a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week.

5.) We Tried – Clever Girls
6.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
7.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
8.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara

Hana just successfully funded her new album with a Kickstarter campaign and I can’t wait to hear it. It was cool to see Abbie Gail from Hammydown play with Caroline Rose at the Madaila on Main show recently. I got to go to Ottawa and see the mosaiculture and to go to Montreal to see the botanical gardens this week so the Peg song jumped to mind. Great song and EP from Clever Girls. I”m sure they will have something new soon since they have lots of songs in their set that are not recorded yet. Last Saturday I saw a few classic bands at Higher Ground and one who have been playing around but I had just not seen. Here is one of their songs.

9.) Co2U Later – The Tsunamibots
10.) Projector – Vetica
11.) Despite The Rain – Starlight Conspiracy
12.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Cannons played in the early 00’s and rocked us hard. Starlight were a cool ’90’s band. Vetica played some great shows in the 10’s and the Tsunamibots are putting on fantastic shows now. OK, let’s reach even further back into Burlington’s past.

13.) Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) – The N-Zones
14.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
15.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
16.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old and Insane Donkey

That was a band that Seth Yacovone put together to play some Neil Young songs. Ninja used to play cool covers back in the late ’80’s at Nectar’s and other places. Bridget played last Saturday and are playing the next couple of Saturday’s at Nectar’s. N-Zones played back in the early ’80’s or late ’70’s. Burlington has a lot of great original music but we do like covers too. OK, this next band will make a rare appearance in town at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow at 7:30.

17.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
18.) Say It – Anachronist
19.) A Company Man – Carraway
20.) Drug Laws – SWALE

I love the way that song continuously rocks. Such a fun song from Carraway. Great songs form Anachronist and Lindbergh. So, last Friday there were a bunch of cool bands who played at the Art Hop but heavy rain wiped out most of the outside shows. This band saw a break in the weather, got set up and began to play as the rain came back. This was the only song of their set and they are such troopers for even playing that one.

21.) The Original Original – Black Rabbit
22.) Good Times – Grand
23.) Shark – Greaseface
24.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
25.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim

Sink will play a show this Saturday. Ask them for the detains since it’s an underground show. Doubtfire and Grand played a great show at Radio Bean Monday night. Grease are playing at the Monkey House on Saturday. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
27.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
28.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
29.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT

Those are four of many the great songs to come out of the Burlington scene. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Five Years – Fish
Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
And You And I – Anderson Wakeman
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
From Now On – Supertramp
La Villa Strangiato – Rush
Story In Your Eyes – Moody Blues
Now I’m Here – Queen
The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range – Roger Waters
The Porpoise Song – The Church Band
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Greaseface, REDadmiral, Shred Flintstone, and Ellen Degenerates at Jim’s Basement June 10, 2017   Leave a comment

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music recently at Friends of Jim’s Basement. They put on a lot of punk underground shows featuring local and touring bands and I like to be there when I can. It was a lovely warm, but not super hot, Saturday. I got out of work at 4:30, hung out at home for a while, then took the happy walk to King st. I said a couple of hello’s then headed down to the basement. There were a lot of kids there and I found a place to stand a bit out of the way.

Greaseface are three high school kids playing guitar, bass, drums and were dressed like bandits with striped shirts and masks. The music was fast and loud and fun. They opened the show with a surf rock noir feel that fell into a classic punk feel. The bass player shouted the lyrics as the guitar played strong melodies and sweet leads while the drummer was constantly over the top. The second song had a bombastic intro then settled into a riff where all three shouted the words into the air. The whole nine song set was full of energy with moshing in the room and moshing by the band. They sang songs about steak dinners and they sang a song about Home Alone from the perspective of the burglars. They rocked hard from beginning to end and it made me feel good to know a new generation of people are taking music so seriously.

 

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

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REDadmiral pic by Tim Lewis

Up next was a band I had not caught up with in a while. REDadmiral had changed things up from the two guitars, bass, drums band I was expecting to a two acoustic guitars, a beat box, an electric stand up bass and a guy who played a never ending series of odd and fun percussion instruments. Between the change in overall sound and the country feel of the first two songs it took me a little bit of time to settle in. They were so much mellower than the last band. The third song of the set was Bullet which I knew reasonably well and it was fun to see where my expectations differed from the new reality. The next song, Goner, actually sounded a lot like it did on the album and set began to jell for me. Many of the kids stayed and stood and listened quietly. The whole nine song set was cool, completely not what I expected, and one of the many reasons I love to go out and see music.

 

 

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REDadmiral pic by Tim Lewis

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REDadmiral pic by Tim Lewis

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

Shred Flintstone have such a fun name that I had high expectations. The first few notes of the set fulfilled them all as they rocked hard with a huge cool sound. The New Jersey band played punk rock with inviting melodies. The bass player is steady and solid as the guitar player and drummer assault their instruments. The kids in the room moshed and had fun as the band played killer song after killer song. I loved every moment of their eight song set.

 

 

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

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Ellen Degenerates pic by Tim Lewis

Ellen Degenerates closed the night as a guitar bass drums trio playing mellower rock that veered a little towards jazz. All of their songs got into a nice groove and floated for a while but still had a rock edge. The only song I knew was Sri Lanka but I liked all of the songs. Most of the crowd had stayed to check them out and seemed appreciative.

After the set I said goodnight to Brian LaClair and James Lockridge and took the lovely walk home.

 

 

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Ellen Degenerates pic by Tim Lewis

Radio Show 212 Thursday June 15, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm June 15th and can be heard on 107.1FM or from the Facebook page of WBKM and will go as follows,

Song before: I Don’t Remember – Peter Gabriel

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful week of warm and hot sunny days so let’s head to the beach.

1.) Beach Song – Mr. Ray Fork
2.) A Walk On Ballard Beach – The High Breaks
3.) I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Blotto
4.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
5.) Lovely Day – gneiss

It’s been so nice to have so many lovely days lately. Gneiss are at Red Square tonight. There has been lots of blue sky lately and Rabbit sing such a cool song about it. They played a great show last Friday at The Monkey House. I remember seeing Blotto a couple of times at Hunts a long time ago. Great song from the Breaks. Now that Phil has taken the Affiliates joke to Chicago, it’s time for us to embrace the Ray Fork joke. OK, let’s play the next song on Camera.

6.) Shortcuts – 1881
7.) Miranda – Ninja Custodian
8.) Voodoo Camaro – Wide Wail
9.) Windows down – Lendway

It’s the perfect time to drive around with the windows down, perhaps in a magical camero. Classic song from Ninja. I’m working my way through the set of EP’s from 1881 called Lights, Camera, and Action song by song, week by week. OK, last Saturday I joined the Friends of Jim’s Basement and saw these next four bands.

10.) Winnebago – Ellen Degenerates
11.) Goner – REDadmiral
12.) Shark – Greaseface
13.) Fruity Pebbles (Legend Of The Samurai) – Shred Flintstone
14.) Cross Country – Steven Wright

I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring us at WBKM and for bringing Mr Wright to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts tomorrow, and for all of the other great music they bring to our community all the time. Great song from the New Jersey band with such a great name. Flintstone rocked hard in Jim’s basement last week. Greaseface also put on a brilliant show that night. Admiral have stripped down to more of a acoustic band and were cool last Saturday too. Ellen closed that show nicely. OK, let’s play another Burlington classic.

15.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
16.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
17.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
18.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

Great song from Vetica. Heartbreak rocks hard. Same for Zola. Such a fun song from Zoot. OK, let’s go out for a ride.

19.) Freeway – Totally Submerged
20.) The Mime – Joe Adler
21.) I Am A Hatchet – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
22.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Such a great song from David. It’s sad to see Phil Yates move to Chicago but at least he and the band played a blistering show at the Monkey House last Friday. I’m sure we will see him again. Joe’s been playing around lately in his new band a.m. rejoice which I seem to keep missing. It’s hard to miss Submerged since they play all around Vermont all the time. OK, let’s keep up the theme with a song about the ocean.

23.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
24.) Sober – Vedora
25.) In The Rain – Plan B

Plan are a classic Burlington band from the ’80’s. I love how huge that song is. I always loved it when Vedora played Sober and Matt went way off on guitar. Hmmm, song about the ocean. Hmmmm. OK, there’s not much time left so let’s keep rocking.

26.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
27.) Something I Drew – farm
28.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Great rocker from Seth Yacovone and the guys. Classic song from Farm who played in the 2000’s. Great rocker from Anders. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after:

Sunsets On Empire – Fish
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
La Villa Strangiato (live) – RUSH
Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck
Above My Ground – Landlady
Detroit Rock City – Kiss
On And On – Michael Schenker
It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen (live) – April Wine
Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Happy X-mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.