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Radio Show 229 Thursday October 19, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Note:  There was no show on October 12

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday October 19th. It can be streamed from our website or our Facebook link here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Stars Die – Porcupine Tree

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’m struck by the passing of people and the passing of stars that have happened recently. Let’s begin tonight with a cosmic connection that we all share.

1.) New Moon – Clare Byrne: Song and Dance
2.) Solitude – Alpenglow
3.) Resist – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
4.) Free – Francesca Blanchard

That’s a cool new song from Francesca and that’s a cool new song from Jeremy. The Alpenglow song has been running though my head lately so I thought I’d share. Great song by Clare. When I saw the first post about #MeToo I had that sinking feeling that almost every woman that I know was going to post one. I think it’s terrible that women have to endure this but I think it’s great that this is all coming to light. We should deal with this openly and move on to the path of just treating every other human being with respect and care. Come on people, I know you can step up. Here is a song about a woman being stalked and attacked and how it feels. I hope it helps us all move away from this behavior.

5.) Elevator – SWALE
6.) Mom Vibes – Thick Business
7.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Mother’s OK – Split Tongue Crow

Great song from the Rutland Band. Cool song from Matt that we recorded a couple of weeks ago at Robot Dog Studio. Thick Business are from Boise Idaho and played last night at The Monkey House and they were amazing. Swale opened the show and it was just a great night. OK, this song has been running through my head a lot lately too.

9.) Able To Breathe – Peter Burton
10.) In The Country – Bardela
11.) Creatures – Hayley Jane and the Primates
12.) On My Way – Hover

That’s a classic from Burlington’s 1990’s. Cool new song from the Primates who are an amazing band live. Lovely songs from Bardela and Peter. OK, let’s play the next song on the Surf Sabbath album that I am playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

13.) Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
14.) Inevitability Of Death – The Tragically Hip
15.) Mary’s Line Into This View – Ouzkxqlzn
16..) Oh You, You’re You – Ruckzuck

Last time Ruckzuck were in town I saw them 3 times in two days. They will be at The Monkey House on Sunday around 7 then at Radio Bean at midnight. I’ll see about working out that third show…Great song from Lauren Costello‘s band. Just for the record, I checked and the name of the band is not technically pronounceable. The music is nice and that’s all that matters. A lot of us are feeling the loss of Gordon Downie from The Tragically Hip. He was such a force of life it’s hard to imagine that he is gone. They rocked Burlington, and all of Vermont, for many years. Great song from the Surfers. OK, this band played a great show last Saturday at The Monkey House.

17.) Juliet – Cave Bees
18.) Again The Rain – Pinact
19.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
20.) Double Line – Black Rabbit

It was so cool to see Rabbit play Flypaper recently at the Monkey House. I thought I’d put a Rabbit song after the Claws song to give you a hint of what it sounded like. Pinact are from Scotland and played with the Cave Bees at the Monkey House show lat Saturday. Both bands rocked hard. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Black Blue And White – The New Siberians
22.) King Grifter – The Mountain Says No
23.) At The Hundredth Meridian – The Tragically Hip
24.) Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip

I saw the Hip on a boat cruise and then open for Eric Johnson at Memorial Auditorium. I saw them headline Memorial many times. I’ve seen them in Montreal and Verdun and on at least three mountains in Vermont. I’ve seen them at Higher Ground, both the old one and the new one and thanks for sponsoring us HG. I saw them recently at Shelburne Farms and the Flynn. Every Show was great. Thanks guys!!

25.) New Orleans Is Sinking (live) – The Tragically Hip

Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, which will be the annual Halloween show.

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Songs after:
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Another Century – The Church Band
Something On – The Tragically Hip
Submarine – The Church
Escape Is At Hand For The Traveling Man – The Tragically Hip
Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
For King Knife – The Church
King Of The Night Time World – Kiss
Blow At High Dough – The Tragically Hip
Grace Too – The Tragically Hip
Little Bones – The Tragically Hip
Dark Waltz – The Church
Dark Matter – Porcupine Tree
regular programming

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Radio Show 228 Thursday October 5, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Matt The Gnat and the Gators with Miss Saxy pic by Tim Lewis

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday October 5th. You can stream it from our Facebook page link here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song Before: I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a tough week to be a music fan what with the shootings in Las Vegas by a man who’s mind just broke, then the untimely death of Tom Petty. The only think I can think of to do is to celebrate the people who are out there making art and music and spreading love and joy every day. Let’s begin tonight with a new band that I don’t know a lot about but are engaging the world with their music.

1.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
2.) The Crow – Bardela
3.) Homesick – Jakals
4.) Safe To Say – SWALE

It gives me no end of comfort to know that Swale are out there making and playing great songs like that. Jakals are from Boston and came to visit The Monkey House last Saturday and put on a wonderful show. That song really stood out. I caught Bardela at the Monkey House on Tuesday and loved how Arty LaVigne and Cooie DeFrancesco‘s voices blended. The other two guys in the band were pretty good too. Cool song from Carol. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for another edition of WBKM live at Robot Dog.

5.) Done Saving Bones – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
6.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
7.) Frozen Winning Streaks Of A Gambler – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Paper Doll – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
9.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

I want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound great and thank Matthew Bryan Hagen and Caroline Marie for such an amazing performance! Also, thanks to Burlington Beer Company for the tasty libations. Matt just had a birthday so Happy Birthday Matt again. OK, lets move on to the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song week after week. It is an album that features Matt on guitar.

10.) Children Of The Grave – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
11.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates
12.) Lovely Day – gneiss
13.) Come Kiss Me – Near North

North are about to release a beautiful new album called Most Every Night at the Monkey House on Saturday. Gneiss are at Red Square tomorrow evening. The Primates just released their new album We’re Here Now. I love it when they do Hurricane live and am happy to have a copy of the song that I can play. The Breaks are so great, whether they are in their usual mode or the Sabbath mode. OK, these next two bands will play with North on Saturday.

14.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
15.) Machu Picchu – The Mountain Says No
16.) The Mime – Joe Adler
17.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Sometimes it’s easy to feel lost and like there is no home and that song touches on that. Just remember, we all feel that way and can help each other make a home in our vibrant community. Joe is a true treasure and brings us lots of music. That’s such a great song. Cool songs from Mountain and Rabbit and I can’t wait for Saturday. So, a few weeks ago The Tsunamibots made me the director of robot propaganda and I thought I better try and live up to the title.

18.) Robotic Meltdown – The Tsunamibots
19.) Robots Making Love – Pinhead
20.) I Think I’m turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future
21.) Rise Of The Robots (Reprise) – The Tsunamibots

I hope you enjoyed that fun set by such creative musicians. This next song was recorded at Robot Dog Studio and features Matt Hagen on bass.

22.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
23.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
24.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
25.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians

Such a fun song from the Siberians. Druids played a great version of that one last week at the Monkey House. Francis are a treasure and that song always rocks. Great rocker from Hen. 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:
Torch Song/Slainte Mhath – Marillin
Refugee (live) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Shout (live) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Yardsale – Lendway
Mother’s OK – Split Tongue Crow
Candle In The Wind – Kate Bush
Ball Of Confusion – Love And Rockets
Parisienne Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Parallels – YES (official)
Tear In Your Hand – Tori Amos
Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Story In Your Eyes – The Moody Blues
Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Falling Further In – October Project
Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Happy X-mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

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Radio Show 179 Thursday October 13, 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 107.1FM WBKM will go as follows.

Song before: Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Thanks Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. They have a lot of music happening this week, and so does the rest of our town. Let’s begin with a guy who played around in the 1990’s and is getting the band back together.

1.) Sunflower Street – Dave Jarvis Band
2.) What’s The Deal With The Triangle? – James Kochalka Superstar
3.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
4.) The Next Instead – SWALE

On Monday Kochalka, Dino, Swale and Led Loco played a show in honor of Mike McGonegal. It was a great send off and most of those songs were played. He will be missed. OK, here is the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through week after week. The album is called Song For My Double.

5.) Aspiration – Invisible Homes
6.) The Storm Has Been Weathered – 1881
7.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
8.) Johnny – Arc Iris

Iris will be at Signal Kitchen on Friday and always put on a great show. That’s another new song from Madaila from their Traces album. 1881 are playing Sidebar on Monday and are really good. This next band are playing with Iris on Saturday.

9.) See Me On My Way – Superhuman Happiness
10.) Better Off – Haley Jane and the Primates
11.) Clocks On The Wall – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
12.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

Great new song from Whisper. Who needs contests when you can just walk out to a local club and see people like Jeremy. Haley and the band will be at Nectar’s tomorrow and always put on an enthralling show. This next singer will be at Manhattan Pizza on Saturday.

13.) Dreams Elope – Joe Adler
14.) East Jabip – REDadmiral
15.) Muskrat Love – Cave Bees
16.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand

I still remember the show Grand played at Nectar’s a few months ago and can’t wait to see them again. Bees are playing next Wednesday at ArtsRiot. Admiral are at the Monkey House on Saturday and always rock. OK, let’s play some classic Burlington songs.

17.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
19.) Las Vegas – Ninja Custodian
20.) The Spy Song – Pinhead.

All four of those are classic Burlington songs. This next one is too and is unfortunately still all too appropriate.

21.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey MUSIC
22.) Kill Your Idols – Slush
23.) Blood Boy – Barbacoa
24.) Sunday – Envy

Those are all classics too. Barbacoa will play with Swale tomorrow at ArtsRiot for a live recording, so that is one of the many can’t miss shows tomorrow, and Saturday is just as packed. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian
26.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
27.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians

Great new Siberians song. FTC rocked the early 2000’s and Casey used to sing in a few local bands. 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: Medley/The Company – Fish
Rock Soldiers – Ace Frehley
I Wait – Children in Paradise
New Love – Andriana Chobot
All The Love – Kate Bush

Note: Andriana is playing Friday at Oak45 (tomorrow) 7 to 9 if you are around Winooski

 

Radio Show 165 Thursday June 30, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis

 

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

Song before: Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush

intro

From our small city to the great big word, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I saw a ton of great new music at the Eat More Kale Festival and want to highlight as much of that music as I could track down. I wish I had found more, but did find some treasures like this song:

1.) Not I – Andriana Chobot
2.) Here Comes The Sun – Aaron Flinn
3.) One From Two – Linda Bassick
4.) Kentucky – Cricket Blue

I had a great time seeing Cricket in City Hall Park in Burlington on Friday and loved their version of that song. I don’t have any music by Steady Betty to play, so I thought I’d toss in one of Linda’s songs, since she writes some of the Betty songs. Aaron played a great version of Sun at the kale festival. Andriana was amazing at the kale festival and I love all of her songs, especially that one. OK, let’s play the next song on Giant Places, the album I am playing all the way through, one song per week, until the album is through.

5.) Gone With Eraser – Lendway
6.) Better Off – Haley Jane and the primates
7.) Piano In Every Room – gneiss
8.) Soul Piggy Bank – SWALE

Last week after I played Piano I though ti would mix nicely into Piggy. I think that went quite well. Haley and the band put on an amazing show at the kale fest. I can’t wait for their new album which just got funded through Kickstarter. Hmmm, Lendway. This next band put on an amazing show at the kale festival and their upcoming album is going to be a huge step forward and I can barely wait.

9.) Let’s Move – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
10.) Strings – Binger
11.) Friends Share Lovers – And The Kids
12.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles

Their new album Blue Heart Attack is easily one of the best albums of the year so far. They will be playing every Wednesday at Nectar’s and I want to catch some of those shows. ATK are at ArtsRiot on Saturday and I hope to be there. I’ve been lucky enough to catch Binger a couple of times lately, including the kale festival, They always seem to play a ripping version of Strings. I cant wait to see Kat Wright and the band play at the waterfront for the July 3rd celebration. They were so stunning at the kale festival. OK, this next singer is playing Nectar’s on Friday.

13.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
14.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
15.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
16.) Stop – REDadmiral

I really wanted to see Admiral release their album Tuesday at Nectar;s but was ill and could not make it. Next time! I just love that old Dirtminers song. Bob is such a wonderful guy and a serious talent in our music scene. That’s a cover and as far as I am concerned, the can play covers or originals or whatever he wants, as long has he keeps playing. He is tremendously talented. Great song from Abbie Gail. OK, let’s keep rocking and then kick up the pace a lot.

17.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!
18.) Stick That In Your Juicebox And Sip It – Better Things
19.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service

Doom and Better were set to play Thursday night at The Monkey House but I later heard that Doom had to drop out. I hope everything is well. BT are just a great band and always worth checking out. Waylon are such a classic local band. OK, I’m feeling a bit off and the voice is fading so let’s close tonight with a super long super heavy magnificent piece of art.

20.) Pastoral – Vultures of Cult

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

21.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after: Sunsets On Empire – Fish
Hinterland – TILT
Block – The Church Band

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Eat More Kale Festival at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpelier VT June 25, 2016 part 2   Leave a comment

Haley Jane And The Primates at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

Haley Jane And The Primates at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

 

OK, where was I? Oh right, Binger had just finished a killer set on stage 1 at the Eat More Kale Festival. I headed over to stage 2 and though it would be Mothership-SoulBrotha but it turned out to be a woman named Andriana Chobot. She sang and played keys and had a dark and very intense sound. I was captivated from the first note. She only played four songs, including Not I and Neon, but I loved what I heard so much I had to buy a CD. I’m sure you will hear her music soon on my local music radio show on Thursday nights from 9-11 on WBKM.

 

 

Andriana Chobot at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

Andriana Chobot at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

 

After her much too short set, I headed back to stage 1 for The Aerolites. They are a quintet with two electric guitar players, bass, drums and keys. One of the guitar players sang most of the songs but the bass player sang some too. They had a nice rocking jam sort of sound. They played about 10 songs over an hour long set and rocked hard at times. They sang songs about The Only Way, TV Is Bad and Smoking Them If You’ve Got Them. Some of the guitar work was brilliant and it was fun to watch the guitarists toss the leads to each other. One song had just a hint of Floyd to it and I really loved their set.

 

The Aerolites at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

The Aerolites at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

 

When they finished up I raced over to stage 2 for one of the highlights of the day. Aaron Flinn played solo on the acoustic guitar and sang with his deep yet warm voice. His guitar playing is spectacular and sometimes I’m not sure if he is really playing or just holding his hands close to the strings and willing the notes to incarnate themselves. He played eight songs including Miss Ready Blossom, Raise Your Hands, Scattered Birds and his take on Here Comes The Sun. That was especially appropriate considering that the entire day was so warm and sunny. He created and played over some fun loops. He played the guitar behind his head. In the closing fast rocker he threw his hands around the guitar in a way that makes you wonder how a person can play like that. It was a truly stunning set.

 

Aaron Flinn at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

Aaron Flinn at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

 

I headed back to stage 1 for the massively percussive set by Afri-VT. With a bass player, a regular drummer, a bongo player, a guy with three traditional looking drums and a singer/bongo player, they created some happy grooves that made your body move. The beat was infectious and delightful. I hung out for a few songs but since it was 5pm and I had been standing and rocking all day, I found a place to sit in the shade for a few minutes. I enjoyed the rest of their set from afar but could hear it clearly.

 

Afri-VT at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

Afri-VT at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

 

Up next on stage 2 was a band called Brickdrop. With electric guitar, bass, drums and two saxes they played some instrumental jazzy funky grooves. As they worked through the four song set the music became increasingly complex. The grooves were easy to dance to until the last song where they dared us to try. Some of the changes were exceptionally tricky and fun to try and follow. The bass player spent the set looking like he was having the time of his life and continuously bounced around as they jammed out their songs. The drummer was quiet and steady until the last song when he really took off. They were just fun.

 

Brickdrop at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

Brickdrop at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016

 

After they wrapped up I headed back to stage 1 for what I knew was going to be another highlight of the day. Haley Jane And The Primates had a huge full sound as they rocked and jammed out their easy to love songs. They are an electric guitar, bass, drums, keys band with Haley singing and playing front woman. They were joined by a woman named Annie who had a gorgeous voice. The first song ended with an emphatic I Know That I Can Do It. The second had a great line about doing somersaults in your head. The third one was about Mother Making It Good. The next song was about powering down you engines and getting into the flow. The fifth song featured Nate from Gang Of Thieves on trombone as Haley let us know that mama’s gonna make it all alright. The next song was about a girl who may be a weasel but she has a good heart. They capped the set with a rousing Hurricane Jane. Throughout the set Haley used her body to pull every note and meaning out of the song and she is easily one of the best people to front a band that I’ve ever seen. Their show was brilliant from first note to last.

 

Haley Jane And The Primates at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 2 pic by Tim Lewis

Haley Jane And The Primates at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 2 pic by Tim Lewis

 

After that I headed back to stage 2 for the New Nile Orchestra. They had an interesting mix of jazz fusion and traditional East African music. I’m not sure what language the singer let us enjoy but it was really nice. His voice was high and pure and the electric guitar, bass, drums, keys, bongo band were super tight. I hung out for a bit then wandered around for a bit and it was nice to hear their lovely music rolling over the Vermont hills.

 

New Nile Orchestra at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

New Nile Orchestra at the Eat More Kale festival June 25 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

OK, that takes us to about 7:15 pm. I’ll stop here and write up the end of the night soon.