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Radio Show 296 Thursday March 7, 2019 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 Eastern time Thursday March 1. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Countdown – Rush

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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 cool artist who has been playing in a cool band who just released a solo album.

1.) Better Off Alone – Meg Rice
2.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
3.) Your Funeral – Zeus Springsteen
4.) 1965 – The New Siberians

That’s the next song on the Siberians great eponymous first album. Zeus played a killer show Monday at Higher Ground. Great song from Milton and it’s nice to see Meg step out. OK, this next band are from Rhode Island and they played Burlington once in the ’90’s and they have still stuck with me.

5.) We’re The Loops – The Mockingbirds
6.) Accidental Graveyard – The Dead Shakers
7.) Safe To Say – SWALE
8.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band will be at the Old Post in South Burlington on Saturday. Swale will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday. The Shakers will be at Junktiques Collective on Saturday. If you like all three songs, you will have a tough choice to make. This next band will be at Radio Bean on Sunday, yea.

9.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
10.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
11.) Waste Of Time – Preece
12.) If You Die – The Wards
13.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

That is on the Live From Robot Dog Studio Volume 2 that just came out. I really want to thank Ray Padgett from County Tracks for writing such a nice story about my struggle with my mother’s death last year, and the way that music helped me get through it. That was very nice. The Wards rocked us in the ’80’s and will continue rocking us later this evening. Great songs from Preece and Mountain. Both can be obtained for free on the Live From Robot Dog Studio Volume 2 album. I’m so psyched to see the Druids on Sunday. OK, It’s time to talk about a naughty word that apparently is fine to say in public by a fine moral leader like the President Of The United States. Wow, our decency standards as a nation are just gone now, as proven by the moral tolerance of the President’s speech by his “moral” base.

14.) Bullshit – Blue Button
15.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
16.) Fear The Government – The Wards
17.) Weapon Factory take 4 – The Wards
18.) Bernie Is A Punk – BERN UNIT
19.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday

That song is such a lovely look at life when Bernie was Mayor of Burlington. He would make a decent President. Nice reworking of the Ramones song by the band from California. I though a double shot of Wards would be nice. I don’t think we need to fear the government but we do need to elect decent caring people, which we often do not do for odd reasons. Nice rockers from Doubtfire and Button. OK, here’s a brand new punk song.

20.) A Song About Riding Bikes Adrienne Cooper Smith
21.) Awake To Steak – Black Hairy Tongue
22.) Six O’ Clock – The Wards
23.) Decide – Dave Jarvis Band
24.) Prime – Black Rabbit

Great rocker from Rabbit. That’s not even on one of their albums yet. Classic ’90’s rocker from Dave. Nice punk from the ’80’s with the Wards. BHT straddled that line between the ’80’s and ’90’s. Adrienne is out rocking us today. This next band is doing the same.

25.) This Town – Suburban Samurai
26.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
27.) United States – The Wards
28.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
29.) Bury Me Easy – Real Talk

Cool song from their new album. Were played around in the early 2010’s. American Imperialism was in full force in the ’80’s as the Wards so nicely point out. Sink and Suburban are out and about rocking us hard. This next band is doing the same.

30.) Warmonger – Smokestack Lightning
31.) Gettin’ High – Heavy Plains
32.) Bit O Honey – Happy Spangler
33.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band

Robin and his band will be at On Tap Bar & Grill on Saturday. Fun song from Spangler. Great rockers from Heavy and Smokestack. 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
Waverly Steps – Fish
Poets – Tragic
Rainbow in The Dark – Liliac
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
The Trooper – Liliac
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son – Iron Maiden
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker

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Radio Show 295 Thursday February 28, 2019 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 Eastern time Thursday February 28th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Kashmir – Led Zeppelin

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a song that I saw performed live a couple of weeks ago, that is still stuck in my head. It’s a sad lyric, but such a happy song.

1.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy
2.) Gravity – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
3.) Middlesex – SWALE
4.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot

Andriana and her trio played earlier today at The Skinny Pancake. She’s always amazing. That’s such a sad lyric and happy music from Swale. Same for Milton and J. Great songs everyone. OK, Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Thunder From Mansfield To The Lake – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Old Souls Of Chatham County – Jeremy Gilchrist
7.) Leonard – Jeremy Gilchrist
8.) Interstellar Kid – Jeremy Gilchrist
9.) Indigenous Souls – Jeremy Gilchrist

I know we usually do four songs, but we had to do five for Jeremy for obvious reasons. Thanks for making us sound so great Ryan Cohen Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Christian James for the video work on Indigenous Souls, which is on YouTube now. OK, this next performer will be a Radio Bean tomorrow.

10.) De Colores – Marcie Hernandez
11.) Can You Love me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
12.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
13.) Brothers – Troy Millette Music
14.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler

What a lovely sentiment and fantastic song from Joe. Troy will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Francesca has a show on Sunday at Meadowlark Studio on Sunday. Bethany will be at The Skinny Pancake tomorrow. OK, let’s play an appropriate song from a band who are at SideBar tonight.

15.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts
16.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys
17.) Ode To The River – Julia Caesar
18.) Ice Diver – The High Breaks

The Breaks will treat us to some icy surf music at Nectar’s tomorrow. Julia will be at Radio Bean tomorrow. The Torys will be at The Monkey House tomorrow. Cool song from the Newts. OK, this band will be at the Bean tomorrow night with Julia.

19.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
20.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
21.) Lifetime – Radio Underground
22.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No

I haven’t pulled that one out for a while, and lust love it. Cool songs from Radio and Spangler. Miku always rocks. OK, here is the next song on the New Siberians album.

23.) Star – The New Siberians
24.) Jessie – Danny & The Parts
25.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
26.) Turn Your Face Towards Tomorrow – Midnight Vigil

Vigil will be at Radio Bean Saturday night. Great rockers from Phil and Danny. I love that Siberians song. 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
Man With A Stick – Fish
Waverly Steps – Fish
Little Man What Now – Fish
Put It Off – The Tragically Hip
Circle Line – Fish
State Of Mind – Fish
Emperors Song – Fish
Voyeur – Fish
Assassing – Marillion
Jigsaw – Marillion
Fugazi – Marillion
The Porpoise Song – The Church
The Nile Song – Pink Floyd
Until we Sleep – David Gilmour
Firth Of Fifth – Genesis
Crime Of The Century – Supertramp
Alone – Children in Paradise
We’re The Loops – The Mockingbirds
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

 

Radio Show 294 Thursday February 21, 2019 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 Eastern time Thursday February 21. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Spirit Of Radio – Rush

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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 couple of singer songwriters who will be at On Tap Bar & Grill on Saturday.

1.) Anna-Marie – Troy Millette Music
2.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music
3.) What Do I Know? – Jesse Taylor
4.) Changes – Ivamae
5.) Home – Troy Millette with Francesca Blanchard

That’s from Troy’s new ep Living With A Ghost. Francesca sounds so nice on there. I caught him play a cool show Sunday afternoon at Foam Brewers. Ivamae will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Jesse will be part of a group raising funds for Lt Governor Zuckerman at The Skinny Pancake on Friday. I just love Bethany’s music and can’t wait to her what she has coming up. OK, here is the next song on the New Siberians album.

6.) Speed Dial – The New Siberians
7.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
8.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maïz
9.) Check Your Pockets – Binger

Great song from Binger. That’s from the Live From Robot Dog Studio that we just released. Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow. Bob has been playing shows Wednesday nights at Radio Bean and I really need to start catching some of those. Another great song from the Siberians. These next songs are also on the free Live From Robot Dog Studio album that you can find on Bandcamp.

10.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa
11.) Panic – Miku Daza
12.) Waste Of Time – Preece
13.) Once More With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
14.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

I want to thank all of those wonderful artists who wanted to work with me. Everyone rocked so hard. OK, let’s keep rocking.

15.) Place Ov Dead Roads – Casey Merlin Rae
16.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
17.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
18.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy

J played a great show at ArtsRiot last week and the crowd had a great time with that song. That’s a classic from the late ’80’s. Mountain are so amazing. That’s also on the Live From Robot Dog Studio album. Casey made a lot of music in our town for a long time. i love to pull out his music often. OK, let’s go back to the ’90’s.

19.) The Same Stars – Zola Turn
20.) Under Northern Skies – The Red Telephone
21.) Golden Cadillac – Happy Spangler
22.) Santa’s Cadillac – The Wards

I want to thank Matthew Engels for sending a bunch of Wards music. I’ll be slowly pulling lots of out in the coming weeks. Cool Caddy song from Spangler. Lovely songs from Telephone and Zola. OK, let’s keep rocking.

23.) You Don’t Like Me Do Ya – Pinhead
24.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz
25.) Poem for Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
26.) Falter – Julia Caesar

Falter is one of the great epic rock songs that is being played now. Poem is one of the great epic rock songs from the early ’90’s. Fun songs from the ’80’s with the Decentz and Pinhead. OK, I think we have enough time for a couple more songs.

27.) Lovely Day – gneiss
28.) The Road – Anders Parker

Great huge song from Anders. Gneiss will be at Localfolk Smokehouse tomorrow and always put on lovely shows. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Poet’s Moon – Fish
Sherpa – The Tragically Hip
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Mistrial Wind – Heart
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Wake Me When It’s Over – Longwave
Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys
From Now On – Supertramp
And You And I – Yes
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 291 Thursday January 31, 2019 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 Eastern time Thursday January 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin with a lovely song about the end of summer.

1.) Winter Song – Lake Superior
2.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
3.) Cold Cold – Aaron Flinn
4.) Let’s – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

That’s the last song from the Grim Work album. I’ll have to find a new one to play all the way through starting next week. What a great album. Cool songs from Aaron, Dave and Lake. It’s cold. No reason to fight it. Let’s embrace it, but first, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a hot performance.

5.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
6.) Bit O Honey – Happy Spangler
7.) Golden Cadillac = Happy Spangler
8.) Never Let Me Go – Happy Spangler

Thanks Ryan Cohen for literally making everything sound so great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping with the setup and tear down. Thanks Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. Special thanks to the band for a great performance and the surprise addition of Samara Lark Brown and Aya Inoue on backing vocals. OK, let’s dive back into winter.

9.) Cold Stompin’ – Ninja Custodian
10.) Wish For Winter – Near North
11.) Stylus Of Id – Soma
12.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys

Cool song from the lovely band. Id has references to Orion, who always brings winter. Cool songs from Near and Ninja. OK, let’s keep going.

13.) Cold Water Morning – Satori Bob
14.) Winter Is Finally Here – The Smittens
15.) Winter Snow – The Zi Trees
16.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts

That was recorded live at Nectar’s. I haven’t caught up with Zi for a while but saw them play a nice show last summer. Lovely song from Smittens. Bob used to play around town many years ago. OK, let’s play a band from the Boston area.

17.) Winter’s Gun – Slowdim
18.) Cold Night – Guthrie Galileo
19.) Heavy Winter Heavy Snow – My First Days On Junk
20.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
21.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Go out, have drinks, embrace winter, I like that idea from Rabbit. Cool wish from Apartment. I think Junk is an Urian Hackney band. Cool flow to that music. Guthrie comes to town often. OK, it’s definitely frosty out there.

22.) Frosty Pink Skies – Miku Daza
23.) Let The Cold In – Mr. Doubtfire
24.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
25.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
26.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band

Cool song from Seth. I love the countdown in the Rabbit song. It sure seems that way Suburban. Lovely song from Doubt and smoking rocker from Miku. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Long Cold Day – Fish
Apartment Song – The Tragically Hip
Cold Ethyl – Alice Cooper
Stone Cold – Rainbow
Wintermute – Black Pyramid
Growing Colder – TILT
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
Winter Winter – The Waterboys
Mistrial Wind – Heart
Cold Gin – Ace Frehley
Travelin’ Band – Def Leppard
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Twilight Alehouse – Genesis
Then – Yes
From Now On – Supertramp
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

 

Ryan Ober And The Romans, Happy Spangler, and The Nancy Druids at The Monkey House December 14, 2018   Leave a comment

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Ryan Ober And The Romans pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Fridays ago at The Monkey House. It was in the middle of the heavy work season, but I had been missing cool shows and pushed myself out the door at the last minute and took the long walk to Winooski. I got in and settled as Ryan Ober and The Romans kicked off the set with a song about how it used to be. With a cool bluesy indie rock sound, the band oozed talent. I felt better about not knowing several of the songs when Ryan said half of the set was new. They played a sparkly song with an indie vibe then let loose a big rocker that may have been about a shady operator. They played a cool medium paced rocker about making it up then went a bit country for a song about life from the time I was two. Supernatural had a cool vibe that was fun to get lost in then they took us to Californ-i-a. The next one rocked and the one after took a bluesy turn. They capped the show with a rocker that sounded like a freight train driving through. Ryan flew off the stage and around the room for a bit before returning and rocking it to the end. What a great show.

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Happy Spangler pic by Tim Lewis

Up next Happy Spangler took the stage. Their indie rock sound has hints of blues and classic rock and their songs are fun and inviting. They opened with an epic I Brought You Flowers But You Wanted Drugs that put the room in a happy place. Sean Toohey from the Druids heard something wrong and rushed to the stage to make an adjustment to the bass amp and Kirk Flanagan tossed in a lyric about thanking Sean for the assist. That’s so Burlington. Spangler followed with a cheery song about not needing you or needing anything, then they played one about what fell outta my head. Hawks has a solid rock sound with a couple of spacey parts in the middle and is one of my favorites. Barbara tossed in a few hawk screams at appropriate times, which just added to the fun. She is really coming into her own as a bass player and it was fun to watch her begin to stalk the stage. They said they would never let me go then then said Dave doesn’t live here anymore. Kirk switched to a mini guitar with a huge sound for Bit O Honey and stayed with it for the song about how the door flew open and you blew in. All night long Michael Bradshaw had been killing it on the drums, but for the next one he sang too. I’m not sure what it was, maybe a Big Star cover or something. Kirk resumed vocals on the next one and they took us on a ride in the Golden Caddy. That is such a fun song. They rocked out another then brought Sean up to play bass for the last song. Barbara sang some of the lead with Kirk, and the song was a super fun punk rocker about a Scandinavian business called Bik Bok (sp???). It was great.

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Happy Spangler pic by Tim Lewis

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Happy Spangler with Sean Toohey pic by Tim Lewis

After a short set The Nancy Druids took the stage. They sang about the Sky that’s all around us then lit into December. The last time I saw them they scaled the sound back a little for more of an acoustic set. This night was them at peak power and they rocked hard. I Can’t Remember Who You Were has a killer Ann Mindell drum part and a huge rock sound. Just Another Day is a heavy stomp that ends with Sean ripping it up on guitar. They played dreamy rock pop on By Design, Salvation and one about life since you left me. They took The Space Between to epic heights with more of Sean’s stunning guitar work. John Franklin found a nice groove to open Bitter Days and the band dove in and filled the song with glee. They played the breezy Vondle Park (sp???) and capped the night with the blistering Halo.

I didn’t hang out long, since I had to work in the morning, and took the long lovely walk home. What a beautiful night of music in our town.

 

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

Happy Spangler and Miku Daza at The Skinny Pancake August 24, 2018   Leave a comment

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Happy Spangler pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music Friday at The Skinny Pancake Burlington. I got in a little early and got a bite to eat and hung out with Frank DeAngelis, Charlie Messing, some of the band, and some other cool people. We were all set to go when Happy Spangler hit the stage. They set a nice rocking tone with Dave Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and we were off. They played a great version of Carole King’s Take A Giant Step then switched to the cowpunk zone for a song about falling out late last night. Bit O Honey had some furious Michael Bradshaw drumming at the end then they pulled out a new classic. By my count, Spangler have three of my favorite local songs in their setlist. Golden Caddy is a fun ride and I love it when they pull it out. They played some Donovan on Bart’s Blues, and I had no idea what the song was until they announced it at the end, but really enjoyed it. They pulled out classic number two with an epic version of I Brought You Flowers, You Wanted Drugs. The title is fun and the song has a huge rock sound that I love. All night long Barbara held the songs together on bass while Kirk Flanagan sang and alternated between rhythm and lead guitar. Bradshaw played killer drums and sang the next one, which I think was Big Star’s You Get What You Deserve. They played a song about how a door flew open and you blew in then they played the third great song. It’s called Hawks and takes some lovely twists, rocks hard and soars at times. Hmmm, I love that song. They ended the set with a rocker about never letting me go and called it a night. They are so great. It’s always fun when they are on stage.

After a quick set break, Miku Daza hit the stage hard. Their gypsy inspired indie punk gets my heart racing and my feet moving. They opened with the one two punch of Parasite and Flaca Daza and we were off. They sang a song about living in a different place as Miku’s voice soared to dramatic heights. Her guitar hit hard and fast and was totally locked in with Chris Tranten’s ripping bass. Jonathan Tollefson fired continued bursts of Baritone Saxophone, and Will Bennington kept the drums at full throttle, despite an injury to his hand. What a trooper. They sang a song in Spanish that was cool, then asked if they make us nervous. We Panicked on the next one then they eased the pace back a little for a song about a criminal. They sang about bank robbers, sugar rushes, and a bird on a wire. They played one that was about haunting you forever or nakedness or something, then played another one in Spanish. They played a couple more and closed with a song about being on a tree. The audience wanted more but Miku pulled the old “I just broke my guitar cord off with the plug still in the guitar” ploy and called it a night. Such timing.

I hung out for a bit but quickly took the lovely walk home. It was yet another great night of Rock and Roll in Burlington.

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Miku Daza pic by Tim Lewis

 

Posted August 29, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Happy Spangler at Light Club Lamp Shop August 7, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music last Tuesday at Light Club Lamp Shop. I got out of work a little early and hung out with the roommates and my friend Ted Jacobites, who is in port for a while. I got to hear stories of their ship breaking down in the middle of the ocean and how they eventually solved the problem and made it to their destination. The gathering broke up a little after nine and I took the lovely walk downtown.

I got in and settled and soon enough it was time for Happy Spangler to hit the stage. They rock out shimmering pop songs with hints of the old school Burlington sound and often let them open up and run for a bit. They opened with a straight up rocker called Bit O Honey then told us how Dave doesn’t live here anymore. The next song was about being out in the woods and not knowing what time it was. It had some spacey chorus sections, and part where the riff reminded me of Ninja’s Drug Me Up, and had a great overall flow. It’s called Hawks and is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The Zombies cover This Will Be Our Year was a fun rocker, and so was Anything 4 U. Falling had a bit of a cow punk vibe and Donovan’s Sunny Goodge Street was pretty great. Never Let Me Go had a nice guitar break from Kirk Flanagan and Flowers has that easy to remember tag line of I brought you flowers, you wanted drugs. Barbara’s bass was steady all night and let the guitar and drums take lead breaks now and then. Kirk sang most of the songs but drummer Michael Bradshaw sang the Big Star song Get What You Deserve. Rope, appropriately, was another cow punk song and they wrapped the night with an epic punk ride on the Golden Cadillac. It’s a great rocker and is quickly becoming another of my favorite songs. At that point they were set to call it a night but the audience wanted more. They pulled out a cover of Sunny that made the room smile.

After the show a few of us were chatting and Charlie Messing said that back in the day Bobby Hebb was walking the streets shell shocked from the assassination of JFK when the song just came to him. We chatted a bit more and Michael gave me a copy of the setlist with lots of notes, then I took the lovely walk home. What a great night of music.

Posted August 14, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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