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Radio Show 271 Thursday August 23, 2018 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 US Eastern time Thursday August 23. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lawyers, Guns, And Money – Warren Zevon

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with an artist who has been around for a while and put out a recent album that kind of blew me away.

1.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band
2.) America Dreams – Jason Baker
3.) The Darkness – Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist
4.) 100 Honey Bees – Abby Sherman

Cool song by Abby. Ben turned me on to her music so I wanted to play their music back to back. Cool song by Jason. Magic makes my heart sing. Speaking of making my heart sing. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance from Hana Zara.

5.) Love
6.) Pancakes
7.) Little Fires
8.) The Cats

Thanks so much for being so amazing Hana. Thanks Ryan Cohen for hosting and doing the sound, and Phoebe Zorn & Chrusty Barnacles for filming the video for Love that is on YouTube. So, last week I was chatting with Binger about how their new ep is about how, with the help of technology, humans are slowly turning into robots. Let’s explore that idea for a while.

9.) Memory.exe – Binger
10.) Joey Is A Robot – Zeus Springsteen
11.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future
12.) Android Anxiety – The Tsunamibots

Great song from our robot overlord surf rockers. Cool songs from Wave and Zeus. Is memory an executable file? Thanks for making me think Binger. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

13.) Please Explain To Me The Scientific Nature Of The Whammy – Doom Service
14.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) Space Odyssey – Aliendog
16.) Celebration – Humble Hero

I dug a little deeper into Hero’s album and liked what I found. Cool rocker from Alien. Great rocker from Doubt and that’s the second to last song on the Doom album. OK, this band are playing at the Monopole in Plattsburgh tomorrow.

17.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
18.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
19.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
20.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway

Carraway and Nancy will rock The Monkey House on Saturday. Miku will be at The Skinny Pancake Burlington tomorrow. This next band will play a library in Chelsea on Saturday.

21.) WTF (Wend Wrong) – DAVID ROSANE And The Zookeepers
22.) Suspended – J Bengoy
23.) Lovely Day – gneiss
24.) Come Kiss Me – Near North

North will be at Higher Ground on Friday. Gneiss will be at the Jericho Cafe & Tavern on Saturday. J will be at Foam Brewers on Friday. David and the band are in Vermont or Canada or both tonight. So, The Smittens just released a new album called City Rock Dove.

25.) Love Is A Word – The Smittens
26.) Honey Mustard Wings – Chris Shar
27.) Drunken Santa – Electric Halo
28.) Waiting For You – SWALE
29.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
30.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys

I saw them play a cool version of that last night at Radio Bean
Milton will be at the Champlain Valley Fair tomorrow. Swale will be at Shelburne Farms next Wednesday. Halo are doing an extravaganza at the Monkey tonight. Cool new song from Chris and lovely song from the Smittens. 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:
Faith Healer – Fish
The Wherewithal – The Tragically Hip
Birds Of Prey – Deep Purple
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
a selection from 2112 – Rush
Cinderella Search – Marillion
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

 

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Radio Show 269 Thursday August 9, 2018 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 US Eastern time Thursday August 9. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to open with a serious heavy song or a fun happy one, so let’s do both.

1.) Elevator – SWALE
2.) You Gotta Move – Hayley Jane and the Primates
3.) Don’t Tell Me To Smile – The Red Newts
4.) Love Me Forever – Steady Betty

That is such a lovely song from Betty. I agree with the Newts that you should never tell a woman she has to smile. She can figure out whatever expression she chooses. Nice rocker from the Primates and great song from Swale. I want to thank Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist for turning me on to this next artist.

5.) Feeling Small – Abby Sherman
6.) Liar – Maryse Smith
7.) [name] – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Modern Love – Ouzkxqlzn

That’s such a cool take on the Bowie song. Lauren Costello is just amazing. I love the electric banjo on Adrenne’s song. That’s a classic from Maryse and a great new song from Abby. OK, this next artist is back in town and is playing a show Saturday the 11th at Light Club Lamp Shop, and a lot of us are excited. Here is a set of her music.

9.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
10.) The Cats – Hana Zara
11.) Megan’s Song – Hana Zara
12.) Hartford – Hana Zara
13.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara

I love getting wrapped into her songs. I hope you did too. Definitely go to the Lamp Shop this weekend. That last song makes me think of fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters and makes me think of this song.

14.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
15.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
16.) L Ron Hubbard – Humble Hero
17.) Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians

Great rocker from the Siberians. Hubbard is such a fun song, I had to play it again. Cool cover from the masters of cool covers. Great song from Joe. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

18.) Collider – Doom Service
19.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
20.) Vampire Queen – Nechromancer
21.) Space Odyssey – Aliendog
22.) Doomed Convoy – Wolfhand

I got to see Wolfhand and Nechromancer at Nectar’s on Monday and both were really cool. I caught Aliendog a couple of weeks ago and loved their show. I’m psyched I have a song to play now. Great songs from Peg and Doom. This next band are doing a release party for their new album MSP3 Counter Attack on Saturday at Higher Ground. OK, enough of me, let’s just listen to music for a while.

23.) Big Box Law Enforcement – ROUGH FRANCIS
24.) Queen City – Cave Bees
25.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
26.) Walk On By – Rough Francis
27.) Book Of Zoo – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
28.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
29.) Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck

Such a great song from Ruckzuck. Hopefully, they will come back and visit again soon. I love that Shakers song. It was great seeing David and the Zookeepers in a library in Fairfax. The tour continues to Vergennes tonight. I love how Francis are staring racism in the face and fighting for justice for all, the way it should be. Particles will stop by town in a few weeks, so I wanted to get you ready. Bees are opening for Francis on Saturday. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Big Wedge – Fish
Fifty-Mission Cap – The Tragically Hip
Kings – The Church
Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
Janie Jones – The Clash
Pinhead – The Ramones
This Machine – Invisible Homes
Homesick – Jakals
We Are The Beautiful Sunsets – The Cush
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
The ConstruKction Of Light – King Crimson
Heavy – Clever Girls
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Astral Traveler – Yes
Rusalka, Rusalka-The Wild Rushes – The Decemberists
I’m So Bored With The USA – The Clash
This Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
The Last Straw – Marillion
Addictions – Lucy Dacus
Mountain – Faun Fables
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 267 Thursday July 26, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday July 26. You can stream it from the website or here WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lying Eyes – The Eagles

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of music. I missed you last week. I was on vacation and saw and bought a ton of music. Let’s begin with an artist I saw last Thursday at Ruach HaMaqom Synagogue.

1.) Intro/May 2017 – Adrienne Cooper Smith
2.) Oak Tree – The Beerworth Sisters
3.) Stars – The Zii Trees

Trees are so cool. I caught them Thursday at Radio Bean. I saw Julia Beerworth play with Josh Glass a couple of weeks ago and loved her voice and guitar playing. Adrienne rocked the electric banjo at the synagogue. More about the band that headlined the night soon. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance by Ivamae.

4.) Veil – Ivamae
5.) Changes – Ivamae
6.) Underheard – Ivamae
7.) Honey Bee – Ivamae

Wow, she is so amazing. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making the sound so great and to Phoebe Zorn for the camera work. Check out the video for Underheard on YouTube. OK, so last Thursday the mighty Julia Caesar released their album Heavy Flow at the synagogue. Here is a song from it. There will be more later.

8.) Crimson – Julia Caesar
9.) Like Beads – Anachronist
10.) Pillar Of Truth – Lucy Dacus
11.) Dumb Smile – Clever Girls

Clever and Lucy played amazing shows at ArtsRiot a week ago Sunday. Anachronist played a great version of that one the Friday before at the Tarrant Gallery by The Flynn. Julia are just amazing. OK, this next artist visited town once and then morphed into a new band. I’m hoping for a return trip soon.

12.) Veratrum – Piqued
13.) Frosty Pink skies – Miku Daza
14.) Ego – When Particles Collide
15.) Falter – Julia Caesar

Yet another great Julia song. Particles could be anywhere. I thought that song would fit well in that set. Cool song from Miku’s album It’s A Fairy Tale, and a lovely song form Piqued. This next artist is lighting Vermont media on fire with their tour to support local libraries.

16.) Enemy – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
17.) L Ron Hubbard – Humble Hero
18.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
19.) Nothing Important – Doom Service

That’s the next song from the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. I love the cosmic nature of that one. Cool song from Miku that we recorded a few weeks back at Robot Dog Studio. Humble finally released that song that is so fun, so I had to get it on the air. Great song from David. OK, let’s keep rocking.

20.) Earthquake – ROUGH FRANCIS
21.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
22.) F*ck the Alt-Right – Tetsuo
23.) Brave Coward – Green Chapel
24.) Sonic Boom – Bee Bee Sea

BBS came over from Italy and played a show at The Monkey House that I’m still reeling from. Chapel, Tetsou, and Grand played a killer show at Nectar’s a week ago Monday and all of those songs were played. Great new song from Francis! OK, let’s ease up a bit and jam out.

25.) Sideways – Binger
26.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys
27.) Hear Me Now – Julia Caesar
28.) Julius Caesar – The New Siberians

I just had to do the Julia Julius thing. I caught a couple of songs from Brayden Patrick Baird from the Torys last Friday. Binger are everywhere but will come back to us soon.

Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
The Voyeur (I Like To Watch) – Fish
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car – The Tragically Hip
We’ll Go Too – The Tragically Hip
Mel’s Rockpile/Lakeside Park/Anthem – Rush
Sign Of the Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Now I’m Here – Queen
Signify – Porcupine Tree
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Take Off – Bob and Doug McKenzie
Jacob’s Ladder – Rush
When Med Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Heavy – Clever Girls
Mimi On The Beach – jane siberry
OK, This Is The End, Eh – Bob & Doug McKenzie
Honest – Bob and Doug McKenzie
Regular awesome programming.

 

Radio Show 244 Thursday February 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Mr Doubtfire

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM on Thursday February 8 will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time. You can stream it from the Facebook page link above or WBKM.ORG It will go as follows.

Song Before: You’re Not Alone – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world these are the Sounds Of Burlington. There is a wonderful artist in our town who plays with bands like NODON and Villanelles who’s name is Seth Gundersen. Let’s begin tonight with a song from his older brother Dave that Seth just released for us.

1.) I Know – Dave Gundersen
2.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
3.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
4.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara

I’m so excited to see Hana when she plays Radio Bean this Sunday. It was so great to see Maryse play last Monday at Light Club Lamp Shop. She will be there next Monday, and the couple after that. Sometimes the world looks dark so thanks Zookeepers for lighting that candle. Beautiful song from Dave. Thanks so much for sharing it Seth! OK, so The Cush just released a new EP that they recorded on the Isle Of Man.

5.) November – The Cush
6.) This Kind Of Friend – The Cush
7.) Faded Hollow – The Cush
8.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No

Great new song form Mountain that we recorded a couple of weeks ago at Robot Dog. Thanks for all that lovely music Cush! OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a performance and interview by Mr Doubtfire.

9.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
10.) Worthless – Mr Doubtfire
11.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr Doubtfire
12.) Once More With Apathy – Mr Doubtfire

Thanks Mr Doubtfire for rocking so hard! Thanks Sam for helping set up and tear down and thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
14.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
15.) Imaginary – Envy
16.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
17.) Skybot – Blowtorch

Blowtorch will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. I love that Doll song. Classic from Envy. Great Husker Du cover from Rabbit. Frank DeAngelis was saying how much he enjoyed your performance of it. Cool song from Humble. This one is pretty cool too.

18.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
19.) Wicked World – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
20.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
21.) Catch And Release – Clever Girls

Clever will be at Higher Ground tomorrow. Great song from Zeus. Surf Sabbath will play at Nectar’s on Valentine’s Day. Great song from Kelly. This next band will play Wednesday too.

22.) Loser – SWALE
23.) Free – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Eleanor – Cricket Blue
25.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine

Don’t we all feel that way now and then? Cricket will play Sunday at Radio Bean with Hana and I’m very excited about that. Francesca will play with Maryse next Monday, though there’s another show happening at the Bean that I want to see too. Sigh. Swale will play some Black Sabbath songs on Wednesday at Nectar’s. Woo Hoo! OK, Here is the next song on Black, Blue & White.

26.) Breaking Camp – The New Siberians
27.) Basket Of Words – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
28.) Moonlight – Night Protocol
29.) Hold Him – Wren Kitz
30.) The Bad Year – Carraway

Great song from Carraway. Wren is playing Friday at Light Club. I haven’t caught Protocol yet but will have to soon. Uncle will be at Radio Bean on Monday. Great song from the Siberians. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after:
Cliche – Fish
Boots Or Hearts – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Rivers Made For Crossing – analog missionary
Wake The Raven – Kimberly White Project
Firepower – Judas Priest
Doctor Doctor – Michael Schenker Group
Moonchild – Iron Maiden
Aura – The Church Band
In The Court Of The Crimson King – Greg Lake
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 222 Thursday August 24, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   1 comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday August 24 and can be streamed from the Facebook page link above or from WBKM.ORG and will go as follows.

Song before: Red Rain – Peter Gabriel

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Last week was a bit crazy in the political world but this week has seem a bit more calmness. All around people are being wonderful and building networks of love and planting seeds to help the future blossom. Let’s begin with a song about that.

1.) Seed Of Healing – That Virginia
2.) Young Girl – Clare Byrne: Song and Dance
3.) Mama – Ivamae
4.) Glory Bound – Maryse Smith

Great song from Maryse who used to play in town all the time but still stops by to enchant us. Ivamae’s songs are so beautiful. I have to go see her again soon. I wanted to go back to Clare’s ep after playing a song a couple of weeks ago. What a great song. I’ve really got to get to know That Virginia. Thanks Jennifer Grossi for sending me her music. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio for another edition of WBKM Live At Robot Dog. Tonight I interview David Rosane & The Zookeepers and they play four cool songs.

5.) Grandma – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
6.) Sugar And Cream – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
7.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
8.) What The Fuck Went Wrong – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Thanks so much Jennifer, Don Sinclair, David Rosane for playing and thanks Ryan Cohen for the production and recording and to Mary Wolcott for being part of the scene. OK, let’s play the next song on Loose Tooth which is the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

9.) Crazy – Clever Girls
10.) Lovely Day – gneiss
11.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
12.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide

Particles are a great rock band and will be at The Monkey House next Wednesday. Milton is a great songwriter and will be at Light Club Lamp Shop next Tuesday. It was nice to see gneiss for the end of their show at Red Square last night. I love Clever Girls. This next band will be at the Monkey on Wednesday with Particles.

13.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
14.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
15.) Here We Go – Dysfunkshun
16.) New Age Woman – Pinhead

Classic song from Pinhead who helped shape the wide dynamic of music that we now have in town. Dys will get back together for a show soon. Zeus will rock Montpelier this Saturday. Great song from Dino. Last Monday I went to Nectar’s and saw these next three bands.

17.) Good Times – Grand
18.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
19.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr. Doubtfire
20.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand

I had to play two Grand songs because they are so short and so great. Great song from Doubt. It was great to get to know Hero and they rocked that song hard Monday night. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Commune – Greaseface
22.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
23.) One Thousand Lies – Comrade Nixon
24.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Doom always put on great rocking shows. They will be at Finnegan’s on Saturday. Comrade are from NY and just put out a really intense album. Hen are playing Friday at 11:30 at Radio Bean I will likely miss the show since I have to work early in the morning and be responsible but have a feeling I will catch up with them soon. Grease are at Jim’s basement tonight. I saw them once and liked them and will catch up with them again. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Drug Laws – SWALE
26.) Bernie Is A Punk – BERN Unit
27.) Game Of Thrones – The Mountain Says No
28.) Sober – Vedora

I miss Vedora but they put on some rocking shows and left us with some great music. Sunday is the last episode of this season’s Game Of Thrones so I thought I should get the Mountain song on now. It was cool that the California rockers who make up BERN rearranged the Ramones song to be about Bernie. Hmm Swale. 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
13th Star – Fish
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Room For The Life – Kate Bush
Hide Not Your Light – jane siberry
New Americana – Halsey
Parisienne Walkways – Greg Lake with Gary Moore
Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
Tonite it Shows – Mercury Rev
Tear It All Away – The Church
On And On – Michael Schenker
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music

 

Grand, Humble Hero, and Mr Doubtfire at Nectar’s August 21, 2017   Leave a comment

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Grand pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music Monday night at Nectar’s. The show said doors at 9 and one of the bands said they were on a 9 so I got there close to 9 and found a lovely spot to sit in the window as the last band finished sound checking.

It was about 9:30 when Grand began playing fast punk indie rock. Their songs are super-catchy and have lots of energy. They opened with Look Out Below then played a song about most of the Vermonters that they meet. Everybody Wants To Get You High is such a fun song. They played a song about wanting to keep me alive then slowed down a bit for Don’t Put Me Down, I’m Coming Around. They were at full throttle for Good Times and Another Day Closer To Nothing. They spoke of a friend who had committed suicide and implored everyone to talk to someone if they ever feel that way, then played a song that said I can’t feel anything. They played a song about the one that got away and a song about going out. They played a song about being too old to be able to rock. I liked it. I didn’t understand it but I liked it. All through the set Aaron kept the audience engaged with fun stories and quips but for the last song he walked to the front of the stage and began gently playing guitar. He began to sing without a microphone. The audience came in close and stayed at the front of the stage even after he moved back to the mic and the band built the song about his feelings into an epic. That ended the set and added to the list of great performances that I have been lucky enough to experience when seeing Grand.

Up next was a band that I knew nothing about so I was excited to see what they had. Humble Hero began playing loud and fast and sang a song that went She’s in love with L. Ron Hubbard and there’s no place for me. I was completely hooked. They definitely had a punk sound but there was something else that I could not quite grasp. Maybe it was a prog or metal vibe but either way, they sounded great. Guitarist Dave O’Leary sang most of the songs but bassist Jerry Passalacqua sang a couple as Mike Richard drove the songs hard on drums. They played songs like Playground, Drowning, and Poverty. They played a song about the CIA and one about Prayers. They played one about Hollywood and ended the 10 song set with the mini-epic We Govern The Breeze. I really liked their set and want to see them again soon.

 

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Humble Hero pic by Tim Lewis

Mr. Doubtfire came on next and regaled us with their super-high energy indie rock sound. They opened with a song about walking away and stopping and staring. They played songs about Choo Choo Choosing us and about apathy. They played a song that went that’s what I call a getaway and rocked out There’s A Problem. It was late but they rocked out a few more and ended close to midnight. I always have fun when they play.

I hung out and chatted for a bit then took the lovely walk home with a song in my heart and my head feeling like I’d been put through a sonic wringer.

 

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Mr Doubtfire pic by Tim Lewis

Posted August 23, 2017 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows, Uncategorized

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