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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?

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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.

 

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Ivamae at Robot Dog Studio and Chris Brokaw & Anachronist at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center For Performing Arts, and Ben Clark at Radio Bean on July 13, 2018   Leave a comment

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music Friday at Robot Dog Studio and the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, which is part of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

We’ve always done the live from Robot Dog sessions in the evening but the timing worked out for an afternoon show. We gathered around 2pm and Ryan Cohen dialed in the sound. Ivamae played four songs that were so enchanting it was a struggle to hold on to enough concentration to be ready to ask her questions as each song found it’s conclusion. Phoebe Zorn helped Ryan with the video and I can’t wait to see and hear the results.

I grabbed a bite to eat then headed home. I did a quick turnaround then quickly walked downtown. The show at the gallery said 6pm and I sailed in about 6:05. The band was not on so I took a breath and ran into Phil Yates. We chatted as a DJ spun songs from The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Blue Button, Alex Chilton, and lots of others.

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Anachronist pic by Tim Lewis

 

A little after 7, Anachronist took the stage. They opened with a couple of new songs that featured their jangly rock that takes fun twists and hits many sweet notes. One was about doing it all. The third song had a tag line of don’t come back again and featured some blistering Brian Clark guitar work. Chris Brokaw joined them for a song about true love that was gorgeous. At that point Anachronist left the stage and Chris sang a song about wanting still to decide. His songs were mellow and strong and slow and enchanting. The next one had that sweet flow to it, until the end when he unleashed some lovely guitar noise. He had nothing but time on the next one then followed with an instrumental cover that I should have been able to spot, but did not, and enjoyed it nonetheless. He played a song from an upcoming album that may be called Trademarks and I think the song was about the end of night. He played another cool instrumental then a song about a joke where no one laughs and the night having no eyes. He played another nice instrumental then one about blasting through black holes. He closed the set with a short and super fun song about Benny Forjones (?) that made everyone smile.

He left the stage and Anachronist returned. The first two songs kept my heart in a happy place as Phil Carr’s powerhouse drumming and Mike Donofrio‘s melodic bass locked the songs in. They sang about what it’s going to take to get it together again then dropped a heavenly version of Like Beads on us. The next song was new and almost political and was dedicated to the nurses who were on strike and holding a rally across the street in City Hall park. They closed with a pair of songs where the first one was short and exciting, much like singer Angela Paladino, that the other was longer. It was about a gambler from out of state, and let Brian loose for a killer guitar solo at the end. It had been ages since I had seen them and I loved every note.

I chatted with Sean Toohey for a bit then took the lovely walk home.

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Anachronist with Chris Brokaw

I got a bit of a thirst on the way home and ducked into Radio Bean and a gentleman named Ben Clark was on stage. His voice was strong and melodic and his guitar playing was nice. He sang Wichita Lineman and Goodbye Yellow Brook Road as I settled in to listen. He played the last song of the old world, the title song for his album Hallucinate, and closed with something called No Idea. It was well worth the stop.

I then took the lovely walk home and collapsed on the couch in a happy place. I’m so lucky to have so much great music around me all the time.

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Ben Clark pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

Radio Show 263 Thursday June 21, 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 June 21st. It can be streamed here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bury My Lovely – October Project

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Usually, I start out a little mellow and work my way up into a maelstrom. Let’s change that tonight and start rocking now.

1.) This Town – Suburban Samurai
2.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
3.) Willow I & II – Tyler Daniel Bean

Great music from Tyler and the band. There is a wonderful video for Willow II that speaks about depression. If you ever feel that way, please reach out to friends. We care more than you might realize. Another reason to play i & II is to celebrate Tyler’s new shop called Willow’s Bagels. I’ve enjoyed my two visits. Great rockers from Fight and Samurai. OK, so last week I finished playing Engine by Kelly Ravin. Tonight we begin the trek through The Uncanny Doom Service.

4.) The Curse Of The Doom Service – Doom Service
5.) Imaginary – Envy
6.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT
7.) Paper Train – David L Jarvis

That’s a classic from the ’90’s. Fun rocker from Dino, that song was recorded last year. Envy were an amazing part of the local music scene in the ’90’s. Great song, and album, by Doom. So, Envy had two great singer songwriter guitar players named Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton. They went on to form The Red Telephone and the duo will play a show at Radio Bean on Saturday at 7pm. They recorded an interview with Mike Luoma this afternoon that will be broadcast on WBKM tomorrow around 1pm. Let’s dive in and listen to some of their music.

8.) Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
9.) Jet Pilot High – The Red Telephone
10.) Bionic – The Red Telephone
11.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
12.) Today Is Tomorrow – The Red Telephone
13.) I Don’t Know What To Believe – The Red Telephone

Bionic was from the album they did after getting signed to Warner Brothers. Believe is about getting dropped from the label and going out on your own. Jet is the first song on their solo EP Aviation. Pennsylvania is from the Cellar Songs album, as is Teenage. Today is from the Places You Return album that came out a couple of years ago. I’m so happy to see them play on Saturday. OK, this next artist is at Foam Brewers tomorrow.

14.) Mama – Ivamae
15.) Strings – Binger
16.) Sandblaster – The High Breaks
17.) Detective Norman – Sad Turtle

Turtle will be at the Bean after the Hutton Toohey Disaster on Saturday. The Breaks will be at Foam on Saturday. Binger will play BCA on Wednesday. This next band played a cool show last week.

18.) Plague Bearer – Wolfhand
19.) Space Weed Zombies – Wave of the Future
20.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
21.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen

Zeus and the Rabbit will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. I thought it would be fun to play the zombie song since Turtle, Wolfhand and Wave share band members. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Everything You Say And Do – Bison
23.) Simpsons – J Bengoy
24.) My New Mix Tape – Eef
25.) Today Is Mine – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great new song from the Book Of Zoo album. David and the band will soon launch their noble quest to encourage literacy and support libraries. Super fun song from Eef and interesting advice about how to watch the Simpsons. Bison are so much fun. OK, let’s keep on with more beautiful music.

26.) Middlesex – SWALE
27.) Poem for Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
28.) Even The Clouds Get High – James Kochalka
29.) Grandma Betty’s Good Time Smoking Weed – Brother Zag.

The Brother seldom plays out but now and then you might hear a random guitar play through the old north end. Fun song from James and classic from Peg. We wish you well Peg, get better soon. 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
Solo – Fish
Looking For A Place To Happen – The Tragically Hip
Gettin’ High – Heavy Plains
Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
Go Ahead – farm
Let’s Go Get Stoned – Marco Benevento
Stratosphere – Joe Adler
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boy – Traffic
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
Heavy – Clever Girls
Ozone – Ace Frehley
Regular awesome programming

Radio Show 260 Thursday May 31, 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 May 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Humble Stance – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I love to play this first song around this time of year.

1.) Last Day Of May – The Red Telephone
2.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
3.) Finder – Madelines
4.) Sky – The Nancy Druids

It was great to see the Druids Tuesday night at Light Club Lamp Shop. Finder is a classic from the ’90’s. Such great songs from Ninja and Telephone. OK, let’s play the next song on Engine.

5.) One For The Road – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!
7.) I Didn’t Know You Were a Wizard – Colin Nicholas Clary
8.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band are amazing and that’s such a great song. I love the build in Wizard. Nice epic from Speed and great song from Kelly. Telephone and the Druids are 3/4ths of Envy so let’s play one of their songs.

9.) Bomb – Envy
10.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
11.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
12.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

When isn’t it time to save the world? Great song from Ruckzuck that makes me think of all of the flowers blooming everywhere. I played the Envy song since it’s so great, and played the Mountain song ’cause I thought they would go well together. OK, this next band have a show at ArtsRiot on Saturday for an album release.

13.) Sealab – Bison
14.) Nobody’s Business – Myra Flynn Music
15.) Earth Ain’t Dirt – Mycelium MC
16.) If I Knew – Binger

Cool song from Binger. Truth from the MC. Myra will be at Shelburne Vineyards a week from Saturday. Cool song from Bison. Say, do you ever look up to the Lord above and wonder why? This next song may be for you.

17.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
18.) Mama – Ivamae
19.) I Got A Job – Maryse Smith
20.) Soul Piggy Bank – SWALE
21.) Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
22.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
23.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
24.) I Quit – Blotto

I want to dedicate most of that set to people who work for a living. You know what I mean. I had to play the Ivamae song since I’m so happy that she got her Kickstarter funded. OK, let’s take a ride downtown.

25.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley
26.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
27.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
28.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
29.) Dino – The Mountain Carol

Carol’s new album comes out tomorrow. Great song from the classic VT band. I love that rocker from the Contrarian. I saw Joe play that song last week at Radio Bean. Great song from Chris and the All Stars band. 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
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Fiddler’s Green – The Tragically Hip
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Waking The Witch – Kate Bush
The ConstrucKtion Of Light – King Crimson
The Sleep Of No Dreaming – Porcupine Tree
In The Mood – Robert Plant
Hymnalayas – Gong
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
When Med Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming.

Radio Show 251 Thursday March 29, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Mal Maiz 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 March 29. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Easter – Marillion

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with the second to last song on Black, Blue & White, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

1.) Julius Ceasar – The New Siberians
2.) Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
3.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara
4.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard

Beautiful song sung in French by Francesca. Great song from Hana about holding the hands of the ones you love. Cool song about the magic we all have inside by Jason and yet another great song from the Siberians. I’ll play the last song on the album next week and move to a new album the week after. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
6.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maiz
7.) Si Se Quema El Monte – Mal Maiz
8.) Clandestino – Mal Maiz
9.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maiz

I really want to thank Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band for that tremendous performance. Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, here’s a new song from one of my favorite bands.

10.) Loom – Clever Girls
11.) Cancer – SWALE
12.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes
13.) All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip

That was recorded on a Ferry boat just off the shore of Burlington many years ago. I want to send the Blondes song out to Matthew Thorsen who is battling cancer. Please contribute to the “Matt & Di Need a L’il Help” GoFundMe if you can. Swale will be at Foam Brewers on Saturday and ArtsRiot next Wednesday. Another great song from the Girls. I can’t wait for the new album. OK, this band are at Club Metronome tomorrow.

14.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
15.) Skybot – Blowtorch
16.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
17.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. Hen will be there too. It was fun hanging out with the neighbors by their fire last night and talking about local lore. Blowtorch and Swillbillie will rock Metronome tomorrow. This next band will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Here is a song from their upcoming album.

18.) First Blush – Paper Castles
19.) Play That Part – Lowell Thompson Music
20.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
21.) Mama – Ivamae

Ivamae and Wren will be at SideBar on Sunday. Lowell and Castles will rock Winooski on Saturday. This next artist will play at Hotel Vermont on Saturday.

22.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
23.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
24.) On Backstreets – Eastern Mountain Time
25.) Sad Song – Ouzkxqlzn

It’s so cool that Seven Days did such a nice feature on Ouzkxqlzn. Lauren Costello is just amazing. That’s a cover of a Paper Castles song. Eastern will be at Higher Ground on Tuesday. Bud will be at Nectar’s on Saturday at 7. Josh will play with the Beerworth Sisters around 8 on Saturday. 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:
The Company – Fish
Twist My Arm – The Tragically Hip
Cathedral – analog missionary
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Lady Of The Lake – Rainbow
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
You Can Love If You Want To – Peg Tassey MUSIC
What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
regular programming

Ivamae and Thanya Iyer at Light Club Lamp Shop February 20, 2018   Leave a comment

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Tuesdays ago at Light Club Lamp Shop. I got in and settled right before showtime and Ivamae took the stage. She mixes a beautiful soft voice with a gentle electric guitar and has a way of transfixing the audience. I happily went along for the ride as she played songs like Underheard and Reality Of It All. She’s been hinting about an upcoming video for the latter and I can’t wait to see it. Nope had that “I can’t change the truth” lyric that is easy to fall into. I missed the details of the next few enchanting songs but reveled in every note. She closed the set with a song about falling out of place that featured looped vocals and guitar so it had a lovely lush feel. She was as amazing as always.

I caught Thanya Iyer once last year and loved their show. I was very excited to see them again. Their album Do You Dream features 19 songs and themes that flow as a whole. I listened to it a bit in the days before but was still delightfully lost when they began to play. They dove in and weaved a lovely spell of jazz and prog and several other genres. The songs flowed as one piece and I happily took the journey. At one point they settled into a drums only piece and Thanya chatted with us. She said that they caught Ivamae last time they were here and had to steal her to open this show. She spoke about it being the first night of their show then they dove in for the second part. All the songs flowed with grace and power and were truly delightful. It’s hard to describe how wonderful it was.

After they wrapped up I took the lovely walk home. It’s so cool when you see a band and like them and they come back and you have high expectations and they easily meet them. I’d go see them again in a heartbeat.

 

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Thanya Iyer pic by Tim Lewis

Posted March 12, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Maryse Smith and Ivamae at Light Club Lamp Shop February 5, 2018   Leave a comment

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Maryse Smith pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Mondays ago at Light Club Lamp Shop. It was the first night of the Maryse Smith residency and it had been ages since I had heard her sing live. I got out the door and took the lovely walk downtown and was in and settled by the 10pm start time. The room was full of local musicians and fans and she took the stage with a smile. Her guitar playing was sweet and the songs sounded great but it was the first few notes of her voice that filled my heart. She sang songs about something on the tip of her tongue and being stood up. She sang about half a mind. She said she wouldn’t go on loving you forever and wouldn’t want to burden you with that. She sang about heading off to the stars and about how everybody has a reason why. I should have listened to her songs more so I knew the titles but just being there to experience them was heartwarming. Up next was Liar and it was as terrifying and wonderful as ever. She ended her first set with The Way It Is.

Up next Ivamae took the stage. She sang and played a mellow electric guitar. She opened with a song about falling out of love but not out of place. She followed with a cover about how everything means nothing if I ain’t got you. Tender Meat was lovely then she sang about loving you through all the bliss and pain. She played a few more passionate songs and closed her set with a song about not being able to change the truth. She was as magnificent as always.

Maryse came back to the stage and pulled out classics like Good Thing and I Forgot. She sang about how winter is coming and I’m still here then played a great version of 15 Steps. She played a couple more and ended with one about hearing that song before, then called it a night.

It was so great to hear her sing again and even nice to know she was playing the next three Monday’s.

 

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

 

Posted February 20, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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