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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?

outro

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

 

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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
outro

Songs after: Sunsets On Empire – Fish
Hinterland – TILT
Block – The Church Band

Tim Lewis's photo.
 

 

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.