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Radio Show 238 Thursday December 28, 2017 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 December 28 and you can stream it from our website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Ordinary Day – Milton Busker

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season. Christmas has past and it’s almost time for New Years. Let’s begin with a couple of local Christmas songs that came my way just a little too late for last week’s show.

1.) Some Kinds Of Homes (Are Invisible) – Invisible Homes
2.) Misa Criolla- Gloria – The Plastic Billionaires
3.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
4.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music

Myra will be at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on New Year’s even. Great song by Ninja even though it’s about that other matter, Cool songs from P-Bills and Homes. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

5.) So They Say – The New Siberians
6.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows
7.) Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
8.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Swale will be at the Flynn Theater on New Year’s Eve too! Lobot and the Hanglows played some cool shows in our town in the early 2000’s. Great song form the Siberians. OK, so earlier this year I wanted to get some live music on the air. With the help of Ryan Cohen and Robot Dog Studio we created a series of shows and interviews. The first one was broadcast February 16, 2017.

9.) Let Me Be – Peter Burton 2-16-17
10.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter 3-9-17
11.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids 3-30-17
12.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls 4-20-17
13.) Lovely Day – gneiss 5-25-17

That gets us through May. Let’s continue on as I’m playing one song from each show in the order they were recorded and played on the air.

14.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT 6-8-17
15.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot 7-20-17
16.) What The Fuck Went Wrong – David Rosane & The Zookeepers 8-24-17
17.) Clever Girl – Savage Hen 8-31-17
18.) Juliet – Cave Bees 9-21-17

Everything was going well and we got into a nice groove of talking and having the band play a song and talking and another song until 4 were played. Then The Dead Shakers came in and Kevin Bloom said we’re running all of our songs together as one piece. Of course they would.

19.) Intro->Accidental Graveyard->Taung Child->Superpowers->Medfield – The Dead Shakers 9-28-17

That was fun. Let’s keep going.

20.) Done Saving Bones – Matt the Gnat and the Gators with Miss Saxy – 10-5-17
21.) I Ruined The Moon – Ruckzuck 10-26-17
22.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time 11-30-17
23.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit 12-14-17
24.) What’s Inside A Thing? – Zeus Springsteen 12-21-17

So there it is, a year of live music. Thanks to everyone involved! We begin next year with The Mountain Says No in mid January. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking our the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Zoe 25 – Fish
All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip
Paranoid – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
Try To Love part 2 – Dam Kat
Dark Matter – Porcupine Tree
Provider – MIDLAKE BAND
Jacob’s Ladder – Rush
The War I Survived – Hawkwind
Empire Of the Clouds – Iron Maiden
regular programming

 

Radio Show 234 Thursday November 30, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   1 comment

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Eastern Mountain Time pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page WBKM It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday November 30 and 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. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I enjoyed spending the time with my family and friends. It’s now legal to play Christmas songs but I only have a couple lined up tonight. I want to begin tonight by offering my deepest condolences to Gabrielle Douglas who just lost her father. He sounded like an incredible man. Gabby is strong and I want to begin with a beautiful piece of music that she and Burette have given us.

1.) The Last Carol – The Cush
2.) Overcoat – SWALE
3.) Plains – Tom Pearo
4.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys

I just heard about the Torys. They are from Lyndon and sound pretty cool and I need to check them out more. Tom is a great musician. That’s from his new Headspace album. It has been chilly out and there have been several nights where taking a walk with a nice overcoat has been a lovely idea. Great song from The Cush. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and four live songs from Eastern Mountain Time.

5.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
6.) All We Need – Eastern Mountain Time
7.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time
8.) Same Ways – Eastern Mountain Time

I want to thank the band for being so great and to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound amazing. OK, on the last show I played the last song from the Surf Sabbath album so I have to start a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week. Let’s begin Black, Blue, and White by The New Siberians.

9.) All The Kids – The New Siberians
10.) Judgement Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) In The Country – Bardela
12.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah played a great version of that a couple of weeks ago at Club Metronome. I love playing that song when it’s cold out to remind us of what is to come. Lovely song by Bardela. Judgement is from the upcoming album Book Of Zoo and I can’t wait for it. Great song from the Siberians from a stellar album. So, on the night before Thanksgiving I went to Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop and saw these next 4 bands.

13.) All Is Lost – The Mountain Carol
14.) Mama – Ivamae
15.) Do U Love U? – Best Fern
16.) Can We Be Still? – Thanya Iyer

Thanya and Fern are from Montreal and are friends and did not know that each other was playing that night. That’s so Burlington. Ivama is amazing and Carol are a really cool band from Plattsburgh. So, we’ve had some dramatic sunrises and sunsets lately with vivid colors. The other night the sky was purple and that always makes me think of this song.

17.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
18.) Wish For Winter – Near North
19.) Favorite Bag – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
20.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
21.) Militant Mind – Mycelium MC

That was recorded live at Jim’s Basement which is a pretty cool venue. Great song by the MC who is playing a show at 11 tonight at Radio Bean. Portrait paint a fascinating view of our state. Great song from Phil’s upcoming album. I can’t wait for that one either. Great songs from North and Zola. This gentleman will be at the Bean tonight at 11 too.

22.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
23.) Hang Em High School – Barbacoa
24.) Supernatural – Ryan Ober and the Romans
25.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
26.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

I figure that if I keep playing that song, someone will have to eventually get Mountain that sled. Great rockers from Ryan and Crazy. Something about the Ryan song make me think it would sound great with the Crazy one. I caught Barbacoa the night after Thanksgiving with my cousins Michael Pearson and Caleb Pearson at Foam Brewers and they were amazing as always. Great questions from Forest. 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:
Big Wedge – Fish
Evelyn – The Tragically Hip
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
Aerial (live) – Kate Bush
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Kaleidoscope – Arc Iris
Ariel – October Project
Jazzersmasher – Made by Robots
Vale – MIDLAKE BAND
Light Years Of Love – Blue Oyster Cult
The Book Of Souls – Iron Maiden
Aura – The Church
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Parisienne Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Paris Is For Love – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
Happy X-mas (War is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 215 Thursday July 6, 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 US Eastern time Thursday July 6 and can be streamed at WBKM.ORG or from our Facebook page WBKM. It will go as follows:

Song before: The Loops – The Mockingbirds

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin with a Burlington legend who is getting one of her bands back together for a show next week.

1.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC
2.) Trouble Come No More – Cricket Blue
3.) Many Things And Many Scenes – Joe Adler
4.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music

It’s been a while since I’ve been lucky enough to hear Bethany play but I saw she had a show listed recently so hopefully she will come back to town soon. Joe and his band played a nice version of that in the rotary in the Winooski traffic circle yesterday. It’s a nice setup. Cricket are playing in Essex on Friday and at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday. OK, here is the next song on Lights, Camera, Action and is the first song on the Action EP.

5.) Not Quite As Good – 1881
6.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
7.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
8.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn

I just love that song by local legend Aaron. David will be at Switchback on Friday at 6. I’m working until 7 so it may not work out but check him out if you can. The Girls are playing at SideBar on Saturday and that should be a great time. OK, this next band are releasing their new album tomorrow. It’s called There’s No One Here and these songs will be on it.

9.) Here’s Where You Were – SWALE
10.) Wooden Heart – Swale
11.) Release Your Records – Swale
12.) Every Last One Of Us – Swale

They just played a great show in the Intervale today and will be at the Lamp Shop tomorrow for the official release. Yea!! I saw this band once and liked them and they are back in town next week.

13.) The Field – The Dead Shakers
14.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
15.) Stratosphere – Joe Adler
16.) Strings – Binger

Binger are now playing as Joe’s backup band The Rangers of Danger. They did a great version of Stratosphere in Winooski yesterday. Summer is a ’90’s Burlington classic. Last week The Nancy Druids pulled out this Envy song.

17.) 1,000 :Lies – Sean Toohey
18.) Lonesome Lullaby – Gabrielle Douglas and the Dwellers
19.) So They Say – The New Siberians
20.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone

Telephone made such great music. Another great new song from the Siberians. Lonesome is a Gabby song but really sounds like a Cush song. OK, last week I saw Dino Bravo with David Evan sitting in on drums and that makes Zeus Springsteen a subset of that version of Dino Bravo.

21.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
22.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
23.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
24.) Into The Void – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)

I love it when the Breaks do a little Sabbath. Swale too. Swillbillie played a great version of that song at the show with Dino. OK, let’s celebrate the release of the new Swale album with some of their older songs.

25.) Waterlanding – Swale
26.) Black Boys On Mopeds – Swale
27.) If You Get Lost – Swale
28.) the Next Instead – Swale

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:
Change of Heart – Fish
Morning Final – Blue Oyster Cult
Highway Star – Deep Purple
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – Blue Oyster Cult
Doctor Doctor – Michael Schenker
Rock Rock ’till You Drop – Def Leppard
Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
End Of The World – Gary Moore
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
The End Of The World – Skeeter Davis
Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 200 Thursday March 23, 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 on WBKM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be streamed from the Facebook page link above. It will go as follows.

Song before: The End Of The World – Skeeter Davis

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight is the 200th show that I’ve done on WBKM and it’s been a joy bringing you some of Burlington’s best music over the past 4 years. Tonight, I will pull out a whole bunch of classic songs. Let’s begin with one of my favorite songs from 2007.

1.) Star – The New Siberians
2.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
3.) Black Sheep – Kelly Ravin
4.) Green Doors – Lowell Thompson Music and Crown Pilot

Lowell and Kelly play in a band called The Welterweights and they play at Higher Ground on Saturday. Thanks for sponsoring our station Higher Ground! Andriana is amazing and I loved seeing her play that song last Friday. Hmmm, Siberians. OK, it’s time to play the next song on By My Side.

5.) Way With Words – Kat Wright
6.) Harvest Moon – Silver Bridget
7.) Unspoken – Anders Parker
8.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Great gentle and powerful song from Peg. Anders is just amazing. Bridget are playing some enchanting shows these days. Yet another great song from Kat. This next band released this song last year and it quickly became a favorite. They are playing at The Monkey House on Saturday.

9.) The Bad Year – Carraway
10.) Paper Train – Dave Jarvis Band (Daffy Mal Yinkleyank)
11.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
12.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

Swale are playing great shows and are about to drop a new album on us. They have a Kickstarter going if you want to help out. Zola and Dave put on great shows in the ’90’s and Dave is now in Agent 802. Great song from Carraway. This band played around in the early 2010’s.

13.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
14.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
16.) You – Screaming Broccoli

Broccoli played in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. Same for Ninja. I want to send Sun to anyone going through a rough time. It’s always been a source of strength for me. Doubtfire are out playing great shows and have a new EP coming soon. Hmmm, Claws. OK, here is another of my favorite songs.

17.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
18.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight
19.) Bloodboy – Envy
20.) Black & Red – ROUGH FRANCIS

Francis are a tremendous band and have a new album coming soon. Envy played great shows in the ’90’s and one last year. Doll Fight rocked us in the 2000’s and Rabbit are rocking us now. This next song is one of the most intense songs that got played in town many times over the years.

21.) The Drone – The Cush
22.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No
23.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian
24.) Bionic – The Red Telephone

Such a great song from Matt Hutton and Sean Toohey as they moved from Envy to RT. Casey Merlin Rae is the Contrarian and is amazing. Great song from Mountain’s first album and an absolute classic from The Cush. This next band are playing around as The High Breaks but did an album of Sabbath.

25.) Children Of The Grave – Surf Sabbath
26.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
27.) Grey Goo – Villanelles
28.) Break – Slingshot Dakota

SD come to town so often they are honorary Vermonters. Villanelles are playing around and that song always makes me happy. Great song from Vetica from the 2010’s and a rearranged classic from the Breaks from the last year or so. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after:

Where In The World – Fish
Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
The Awful Ache – The Church Band
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
TFAY – Elephants of Scotland
Two Weeks (’til The End Of the World) – Grand
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 198 Thursday March 9, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Jeremy Gilchrist at Robot Dog Studio – Pic by Tim Lewis

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows.

Song before: Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for being such a great rock club and for sponsoring our station. Let’s begin with one of those great Burlington songs that gets performed now and then.

1.) Once Upon – Vedora
2.) Let Me Be – Peter Burton
3.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
4.) Bury Me – Forest Gray

Forest has so many fun songs. I wanted to play a song about flowers since we got a nice snowstorm this morning. Thanks Cricket. Great song from Peter. That was recorded live by Ryan Cohen at Robot Dog Studio a couple of weeks ago. Last week I went back to the studio with Jeremy Gilchrist for the second part in the ongoing series. Here is the interview and the three songs he played.

5.) Faded Movie Reel – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist
7.) Great Filter – Jeremy Gilchrist

Thanks to Ryan and Jeremy for making that happen. It will be fun to bring in bands to play live, now and then. OK, here is the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through song after song week after week. We are currently traveling though By My Side and here comes the rock song.

8.) The Light – Kat Wright
9.) A Question Mark To Answer – Seth Yacovone Band
10.) Little Song – Invisible Homes
11.) Ready To Race – Lendway

Those are all such great songs. Did you catch the theme? This next band will rock Foam Brewers tomorrow night.

12.) Surf Showdown – The High Breaks
13.) ME 262 – The Contrarian
14.) Game Of Thrones – The Mountain Says No
15.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls

That’s the title song from the brand new EP by Clever Girls. I really need to get out and see them soon. Great song from Mountain. Great cover from Casey Merlin Rae. If you want to hear surf music on a winter day, head to Foam tomorrow. It’s late, so let’s play some sleepy time music.

16.) Sleepwalker – 1881
17.) The Call – Swillbillie
18.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
19.) Burn – Dirty Blondes

Blondes, Hearse, and Billie will play at The Monkey House on Saturday night so that should be fun. Great song from 1881. Last week I played one of the new songs from Slingshot Dakota. Here is the other.

20.) Grudge – Slingshot Dakota
21.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
22.) Make Me See Stars – The Lonestar Chain
23.) Crazy – Clever Girls

I really like that Clever new EP. Lonestar will be back for a show in May as part of Waking Windows. Great songs from Siberians and Slingshot. OK, let’s keep rocking.

24.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
25.) The Crisis – Ninja Custodian
26.) Hold me Tight – The Decentz
27.) Willow I – Tyler Daniel Bean
28.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean

The video for Willow II is really cool. Decentz played in the ’80’s, the Ninja song was from the ’90’s and the Phil song is a couple of years old. 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
Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
Star – David Bowie
The Prettiest Star – David Bowie
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop – Neil Young
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Starship Trooper – Yes
Starless (abridged) – King Crimson
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Thela Hun Ginjeet (live) – Adrian Belew
Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 180 Thursday October 20, 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: Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. I heard the Shellac show was great last night and Dweezil is playing on Sunday so that is cool. It’s just been so lovely around town lately with lots of sunny days lighting up the foliage. It makes me think of this song.

1.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
2.) Nightingale – 1881
3.) Good Times – Grand
4.) Last Night – Carraway

Great fun brand new rocking song from Carraway. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album when it comes out. I just got Grand’s EP and it rocks nicely. 1881 just put out their second EP Camera. The first was called Lights and the third will be Action. Hmmm, Black Rabbit. OK, let’s play the next song from the Invisible Homes album Song For My Double.

5.) The Lie – Invisible Homes
6.) Fa Fa Fanta – WE Are The Asteroid
7.) Desert – Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re
8.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees

Bees played a great version of that one last night at ArtsRiot. They were joined by Tsu and Asteroid. They have been touring together and recorded one of each others songs. Desert is really an Asteroid song and Fa is a Tsu song. I though it would be fun to play those two. Great song by Homes. These next three bands will rock Nectar’s next Tuesday.

9.) Losing Control – Mr. Doubtfire
10.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
11.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things
12.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight

I miss Doll Fight. I’m glad they left us lots of music before breaking up. Nectar’s should be fun next Tuesday!! OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
14.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
15.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
16.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Peg and Broccoli used to rock our town in the late ’80’s and ’90’s. I love that Vetica song. The Blondes will host a huge party at Nectar’s on election night so come on out if you do not want to be alone. This next song is a Burlington classic.

17.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
18.) Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
19.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot
20.) Vicarious – Alice Austin

Great song from Alice. I’m loving the Andriana album. Arc played a great show on Saturday at Signal Kitchen. Hmmm, The Cush. This next band play in town a lot and always put on a great show.

21.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
22.) The Territory – Hana Zara
23.) Terrarium – Vedora
24.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws

Persian are fun and are Barbacoa when Dee joins them. Great song from Caroline Marie‘s band. Hana played a great show a while ago and I can’t wait for her new album. OK, let’s listen to a little evolution in action.

25.) Chop Wood/Carry Water – Zola Turn
26.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
27.) Void – The Lavas
28.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

Swale are going to dress up as Black Sabbath and play the Paranoid album the Saturday before Halloween. Alice Austin and Julia Austin were in Zola then changed the band to Queen then to the Lavas, so I thought it would be fun to listen to those three together. OK, there’s not much time left. On Saturday lots of musicians will assemble for Ladies Rock Lotto Fall 2016 and will form bands in the morning and perform later that night. It’s a benefit for Girls Rock Vermont. Here are a couple of songs by prominent supporters Linda Bassick and Samara Lark Brown.

29.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
30.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
31.) High Water Mark – Belizbeha

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

outro

Songs after:
Perfume River (live) – Fish
In My Mind – Children in Paradise
Aura – The Church Band
Fugazi (live) – Marillion
The Wherewithal – The Tragically Hip
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
regular programming.

 

Radio Show 161 Thursday June 2, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM from 9-11pm US Eastern time will go as follows:

Song before: Russian Autumn Heart – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Jazzfest kicks off tomorrow in Burlington, so I’ve got a bit of jazz lined up, but the main part of the show will be to go deeper into the albums of a few bands I’ve been playing recently. It seems like I have played one song by a bunch of bands and said that I would have to check them out more. We will do that tonight. However, considering the date, I have to begin with a different song. Today is the second of June, so let’s begin with this:

1.) Last Day Of May – The Red Telephone
2.) Farside – Villanelles
3.) Sometime Next Year – 1881
4.) The Blackout – The Static Age

I love that song by Static and just have to pull it out and play now and then. Another cool song from 1881. I may have to check them out live sometime soon. Great song from Villanelles new album Blue Heart Attack, which had a great write up in Seven Days this week. Great song from Telephone. OK, here is the next song on Callisto.

5.) Flicker Flutter – Alpenglow
6.) Break – Slingshot Dakota
7.) Empty Frequency – Rue M. (Rue Mevlana)
8.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music

Myra will kick off Jazzfest at The Skinny Pancake on Friday. I just love the energy that Rue put into a song and a show. Another gorgeous song from Slingshot. If you hadn’t noticed, I played their entire Break album song for song for the last 9 weeks. Break is the last song on the album. Flicker is the second to last song on Callisto. I will play the last one next week, then start another album the week after that. OK, it’s Jazzfest. Let’s play some jazz.

9.) NoRoomForSquares – Sneakers Jazz Band
10.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
11.) Now That You Are Gone – Francesca Blanchard

Another great song from Francesca’s deux visions album. Great song from Gregory. So many great jazz players used to play at Sneakers. This next song is a great song that I do not play often enough.

12.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
13.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
14.) Barstool Blues – Seth Yacovone Band
15.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great song from David and the band. Killer cover of the Neil Young song from Seth. The Snaz just rock. I love the Josh song. OK, Let’s play a song from Vetica from an album they put out after breaking up. This is a song from the Songs In The Key Of V album.

16.) Distance – Vetica
17.) Green Apple Girl – Dave Jarvis
18.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim
19.) Mush – Phantom Suns

Great rocker from Phantom. I have to get out and catch them soon. Same for Sink. I love that Dave song from the ’90’s. I miss Vetica. OK, let’s let the music get a little scary for a while.

20.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western
21.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
22.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates

Such a fun song from Phil. Great song from Carraway. Same for Western. Here is a new song from a band I’ve been meaning to check out more.

23.) Sunshine – Apartment 3
24.) High Water Mark – The Pants

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

outro

Songs after:Market Square Heroes – Fish
Hounds Of Love – Kate Bush
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden Montreal April 1, 2016 with The Raven Age opening   1 comment

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Iron Maiden Montreal April 1 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 1

I know I’m slow to begin writing about this show, since it happened a month ago, but it is still with me and it’s time to put words to my feelings. As is almost everything I write, this is a story about a band. When I was young and discovering music I found a love for metal and really got into Iron Maiden. They played the third rock show I ever saw and were my second visit to the Montreal Forum. Over the years I have caught almost every tour, most of them with my brother Ken. They usually play every two years, often alternating a new album tour with a greatest hits type of tour. The last time they played was July 11 of 2012. Ken and I filled in the following years with a couple of Rush shows and a couple of Judas Priest shows but Maiden have always been one of our favorites. Maiden filled in those years by creating the stunning new album Book Of Souls and dealing with Bruce’s cancer. When I first heard about the Montreal show on April 1st of this year, 2016, I bought our tickets as quickly as I could.

I drove to Shelburne Vermont and picked up Ken and we headed north. The drive up was pretty pleasant and uneventful and we got into the city and parked quite easily. We wandered around St Catherine St, checked out the metal room at HMV, grabbed some dinner then headed to the show.

The Raven Age Montreal April 1, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Raven Age Montreal April 1, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The show was set to begin at 7:50, which seemed odd, but the doors had opened earlier than I expected and it was really about 7:42 when The Raven Age hit the stage. They played a solid set of pretty good songs. I liked the show but since all this time has passed, none of the songs have stayed with me. Their set was almost exactly 40 minutes and they left the stage at 8:22pm. There was the usual 30 minute set break and around 8:51 the lights went down and the opening video started. It was a video about Maiden’s plane, Ed Force 1, getting trapped in the jungle until Eddie’s mighty hand freed it and pushed it into the sky. We were off.

In typical fashion, Iron Maiden opened the show with the first song on the new album. If Eternity Should Fail has that epic slow beginning and rocks hard all the way through. The audience was elated and standing and rocking out. The band followed with the super fun single from the new album, Speed Of Light and it was just a great song to experience live. For the third song they went way back in time and elated the crowd with Children Of The Damned. Anther new song, Tears Of A Clown followed. It has heavy riffs and chord progression that just fills your heart and it kept me in a happy place. Another new one followed. The Red And The Black has one of those epic Maiden singalong parts and the audience filled the room with their voices. Next, they went back in time and pulled out The Trooper. The audience loved it as the band rocked it hard. Bruce waved the flag, mostly from the high back part of the stage but also from the side of the stage where he dangled it over Janick’s face when he was tying to play a solo. Janick’s lead guitar work was great all night long but whenever a solo came to the front of the music, it was almost always Dave Murray playing it. Adrian Smith would almost always follow with a solo and it was great to hear the differences in style and tone. Nicko’s drumming stellarly pounded out the beat all night long and Steve Harris used his bass to put a lot of overdrive into the songs. As always, he mouthed out all of the lyrics. Bruce’s voice was in perfect form all night and he is the epitome of what a front man should be. He was always running around and engaging the audience and at one point his voice hit a note that was so loud I wondered if it really needed amplification. It cut through the entire sound system. After the Trooper, Bruce donned a mask and they pulled out Powerslave. That old song sounded like it would fit nicely on Book Of Souls and was a perfect choice for the show. Another new song, Death Or Glory, followed and it rocked hard and was fun to sing along with. Up next was the title song from the new album. Book Of Souls is another epic song and in the late middle Eddie came out to play. He chased Janick around a lot but at one point Bruce got behind Eddie and reached in and pulled our Eddie’s beating heart. Bruce tossed it into the cauldron at the top of the stage then pulled out the dull remains. He squeezed the remaining blood onto Janick then tossed Eddie’s heart to the audience. That went over as well as you would expect. Up next they went back in time and upon hearing the opening notes of Hallowed Be Thy Name you could feel a bolt of energy rip through the audience. Montreal has a long history of loving that song and it was just fantastic. The opening notes of the next song, Fear Of The Dark compelled the audience to start singing. Bruce seemed to enjoy how we just started singing and he did not have to prompt us. After that, the opening ring of Iron Maiden put the energy through the roof and the second version of Eddie filled the back of the stage. As always that meant that the set was done, but the show was not over. After a quick break the band returned for an encore of The Number Of The Beast. The audience sang along and loved every moment. The band kept rocking with a great version of Blood Brothers and I enjoyed the fact that I was with my brother to experience it. Wasted Years closed out the night and had the audience singing heartily. As always, it was a stunning show.

My brother Ken Lewis at the Bell Center in Montreal April 1 2016 right before Iron Maiden came on  pic by Tim Lewis

My brother Ken Lewis at the Bell Center in Montreal April 1 2016 right before Iron Maiden came on pic by Tim Lewis

We headed back to the car and were heading out of the city in reasonable time. We got close to the Champlain Bridge then got stuck in stop and go traffic and it took a full two hours to get to the south side of the bridge. It was quite frustrating, but even if the city of Montreal is incapable of getting traffic over a bridge, at least they do some great things, like hosting Iron Maiden shows. By the time I dropped Ken off and got home it was about 3:30am. I was very glad I was smart enough to take the next day off.

Iron Maiden Montreal Bell Center April 1 2016  pic by Tim Lewis 2

Iron Maiden Montreal Bell Center April 1 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 2

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Radio Show 153 Thursday April 7, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

 

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It’s almost time to head down to Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Art’s Riot. The show is at 8 and Swale play after at 10. Because of that I have already recorded tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG. We broadcast locally at 107.1FM and you can stream the show at the WBKM Facebook page. It is on from 9-11pm US Eastern time this evening and will go like this:

Song before: Delirious – The Church

Intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. There is a ton of cool music happening this week including this first band who set up a show tomorrow night at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex.

1.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
2.) Afterall (Glad We Made It) – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
3.) Upstream – The New Siberians
4.) Starman – Madaila

I bet it’s going to be a fun time at the fairgrounds tomorrow. That’s a brand new song from the Siberians who’s new album should be out soon. It’s so cool the Kat and the band sold out the Higher Ground ballroom. I guess they’ve definitely made it. OK, last week I played the last song on the Bernie Sanders album. It’s time to pick a new album to play one song per week until I get to the end. For the next few weeks we will listen through Callisto by Alpenglow. Here is the first song.

5.) Dreaming Too Much – Alpenglow
6.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox
7.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
8.) Waterlanding – Swale

I’m so psyched for Swale tonight!! Great song by Aaron. He is playing at the Brick Church in Williston tomorrow. Great song from the Jericho band. Alpenglow are so cool. This next band will be at Speaking Volumes on Pine st on Saturday.

9.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
10.) Goner – REDadmiral
11.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
12.) Wiser – And The Kids

Kids have new shows and music coming soon!! I love that Dirtminers song. REDadmiral have a new album coming very soon. I got a chance to chat with Paul Comegno this week and it sounds like there might be a new Cameo Harlot album and shows in the near future.

13.) Motorcycle Bandsaw – Cameo Harlot
14.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
15.) Round Sum – Cave Bees
16.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

I just love that Vetica song. With a little luck the Bees may come back for the summer and play a few shows. Great rocker from the Ferrisburg band. I’d love to see Harlot again. OK, Let’s play some rock and roll.

17.) Not A Nice Guy – Rough Francis
18.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
19.) Vestibule – Blue Button
20.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Doom played the Monkey House last night. Button always rock. Same for Rabbit. Same for Francis. This next band come to town on a regular basis and their new album has completely gotten under my skin.

21.) You – Slingshot Dakota
22.) Swing The Gavel – Elephants Of Scotland
23.) Pounding Serf – Barbacoa
24.) Into The Void – Surf Sabbath

SS, ie The High Breaks, played Metal Monday at Nectar’s last Monday. I thought it would be fun to play them back to back with the classic Burlington surf rock band, Barbacoa. Great new song from Elephants. I just love Slingshot. OK, let’s mellow things out for the end of the show. This next band release a new EP at 8pm (doors at 7:30) at the First Congregational Church of Burlington on Saturday.

25.) Good Witch – Cricket Blue
26.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

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

Outro

Songs after: Medley (Assassing, Credo, Tongues, Fugazi, White Feather) – Fish
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden

Apparently, the show ran at 7pm and 9pm last night. It’s all Tim all the time. As always I want to double thank everyone who made last night’s show possible. Thanks to WBKM, Madaila, Jer Coons, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Kat Wright, Bob Wagner, The New Siberians, Ted Pappadopoulos, Brendan Devitt, Alpenglow, Dommer Barber, Aaron Flinn, SWALE, Tyler Bolles, Jeremy Frederick, Amanda Gustafson, Eric Olsen, Phil Yates & The Affiliates, Phil Yates, Raph Worrick, Jacob Blodgett, REDadmiral, Gordon Glover, John Billingsley, And The Kids, Cameo Harlot, Cam Barrows, Paul Comegno, Crazyhearse, Cave Bees, Creston Lea, Rebekah Whitehurst, Steve Tremblay, Luke Awtry, ROUGH FRANCIS, Bobby Hackney Jr., Julian Hackney, Urian Hackney, Black Rabbit, Darlene Scarano, Marc Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Blue Button, Jason Cooley, Doom Service, Jeff Foran, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando, Tom Patterson, Elephants of Scotland, Ornan McLean, Adam Rabin, John M Whyte, Dan MacDonald, Barbacoa, The High Breaks, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Kevin Lynam, Todd Gevry, Cricket Blue, Taylor Smith, Anais Mitchell, and everyone else!! Let’s do it again next week on 107.1FM and WBKM.ORG!!!

 

Radio Show 152 Thursday March 31, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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For tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM and WBKM.ORG I had expected to highlight some of the great music that happened last week and highlight some of the great music happening this week, then add in a fun set or two, but this coming week’s and last week’s music filled the two hours very quickly!

Song before: Bernie Is A Punk – Bern Unit

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington.  So much great music happened in town last week and there is a ton of great stuff happening this week too.  Let’s see how much I can highlight.  Last night I went to Radio Bean to see what Caroline O’Connor is up to.  She played some really cool songs.  Let’s begin tonight with a song from her previous band.

1.) Basalt Anchor – Caroline O’Connor

2.) I Know It’s True – Wide Wail

3.) Highway – Construction Joe

4.) 2,000 – The Pants

I had a good time seeing so many great performers at the Pants music highlight show at Higher Ground last Saturday.  They closed the night with 2,000 and had everyone on stage and it was so cool.  Also, at the Pants show, Swale was the house band so they did a killer set of Wide Wail songs, and Construction Joe got back together to play a set.  I thought I’d play the songs in the previous set to give you an idea of what the night sounded like.  OK, now it’s time to play the next song on the Bernie Sanders album that I am working my way through, one song per week until the album is done.  I was so happy that he won three more states last week.  This is the last song on the album that he recorded here in Vermont many years ago.

5.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 VT Artists

6.) This Machine – Invisible Homes

7.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath

Last Friday I wandered down to The Skinny Pancake and saw Homes play a killer set.  They closed with Machine. I then walked over to Juniper at Hotel Vermont and caught the High Breaks.  They tossed in a couple of their Sabbath covers including Symptom.  OK, so that was some of what happened last week.  Surf Sabbath will be playing at Metal Monday on April 4th, so that is coming up this week.  There is a ton of other great music happening this week. The sad thing is that I will miss all of it.  Tomorrow night my brother Ken and I will head to Montreal to see Iron Maiden.  If you will indulge me, I will start off this set with the title song from their new album and a song I will hear tomorrow night.

8.) Book Of Sours – Iron Maiden

9.) Angry Inch – Hedwig and the Angry Inch cast recording

10.) Ornan’s Song – The Dirty Blondes

11.) East.Jibab – REDadmiral

If I wasn’t at Maiden on April 1st I’d love to be at the Switchback Brewery seeing Admiral.  If I wasn’t at Maiden on April 1st I’d love to be at Art’s Riot seeing the stage production of Hedwig, featuring Ornan on drums, and staying for the Dirty Blondes who are playing after.  It’s going to be hard to miss the Blondes, but hey, Maiden.  Another band that I really enjoy, the Wee Folkestra, are playing at the Skinny Pancake on April 1st.  They are a collective of cool people, some of whom are in the following bands.

12.) Spit-n-Fire Blues (live at Nectar’s) – Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger

13.) This Is Our Good Night – Aya Inoue

14.) Super Sexy Science Party (live at Nectar’s) – Wave Of The Future

Samara Lark Brown from Wave is part of the Folkestra.  So are Aya and Joe.  I’d love to be at the show, if I wasn’t at Maiden.  There is likely lots of other music happening in town on April 1st too, but let’s move on to April 2.  This next band are most of Wave and they are playing at Drink.

15.) Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle

16.) Barstools – Abbie Morin

17.) Los Muertos – Eastern Mountain Time

Actually, Eastern are playing on April 1st too.  They are over at Radio Bean.  Abbie is playing at the Skinny Pancake on April 2.  These next two artists are playing at Radio Bean on April 3rd.

18.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara

19.) Matter Of Time – Eric George

20.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

I just love the imagery of Hana’s songs.  She and Eric are playing some shows together around the Midwest very soon.  I was thrilled when I looked in the listings and saw that they are playing Sunday night at Radio Bean.  I love when I get to listen to Hana.  Well, I’m almost out of time, but I did want to give a shout out to Swale for their tremendous musicianship at the Pants show last Saturday.  Let’s play a couple of their songs to take us out.

21.) Overcoat – Swale

22.) Popular Crowd – Swale

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

Song after: Vigil – Fish

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: BERN UNIT, Vedora, Caroline Marie, Jane Boxall Percussion, Amanda Gustafson, Jeremy Frederick, Tom Lawson, Bernie Sanders, Invisible Homes, Sean Witters, The High Breaks, Todd Gevry, Kevin Lynam, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Iron Maiden, Robert Fuller, The Dirty Blondes, Rebecca Rogers, Diane Sullivan, Ornan McLean, Chris Clark, REDadmiral, Gordon Glover, John Billingsley, Joe Adler, Aya Inoue, Samara Lark Brown, Luke Richer, Jake Styles, Jeremy Gartner, Sad Turtle, Abbie Morin, Abbie Gail, Thomas Pearo, Eastern Mountain Time, Sean Hood, Hana Zara, Eric George, Eric George, SWALE, Tyler Bolles, Eric Olsen, Fish, and everyone else!!