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J Bengoy and Swale at Arts Riot on Big Heavy World’s Rocket Shop   Leave a comment

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Swale pic by Luke Awtry Photography

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Wednesdays ago at ArtsRiot. My mom passed away late on the Monday before so that Tuesday was a long stressful day. Wednesday was pretty rough too, and I needed a break from dealing with the details of our estate. My brother Ken felt the same way, so when I asked if he wanted to go out and see a show, he jumped at the chance.

I picked him up in Shelburne and drove back to town. We arrived a little early and had dinner at the restaurant/club. James Lockridge wanted a picture of me for Big Heavy World so we popped next door for a bit. Ken was impressed with the BHW room. We headed back to the club and got in and settled. The show was being broadcast live on 105.9FM The Radiator so at 8pm J Bengoy began to play. They had a laid back funky indie rock sound with a nice romantic sweep. I spent the first couple of songs getting to know them and really liked their sound. The third song started mellow and had a rocking middle. The lyric was something about I just can’t keep my head up. The 4th was a mid tempo rocker about how all my troubles, they stayed home. I think it was So Good (I Could Die). After that one, Tom from the station came to the stage and interviewed the band. When they wrapped that up the band rocked out a song called Reprise (Marthasville). I think it was about swimming and being pulled out by a rip tide and surviving. They closed with a song about silence rushing in that had a lush rocking ending. I will definitely have to check them out again.

 

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J Bengoy pic by Tim Lewis

There was a short setup break, then SWALE took the stage. They opened with spot on strong versions of Elevator and Felon. The super slow opening of Good Medicine made me smile. As the song built into a huge Eric Olsen guitar explosion, i was in heaven. After that, Tom came to the stage and interviewed the band. When that was done, they rocked out an Arthur Russell song called I Couldn’t Say it to Your Face. (Thanks for the info about that song Tyler Bolles) They closed the night with the gentle build of Every Last One Of Us. Just before the steady chant of We Can All Be That Way began, Amanda Gustafson said it was for Carol Lewis. I cried quiet tears of joy and loss as they brought the song through the heavy Jeremy Frederick drum work into the full on rock fury, then let is slowly fall back into the quiet ending.

We hung out and chatted with some cool people for a bit then I drove Ken back to Shelburne, then drove myself back home. Sometimes you just need to get away, and I’ve always been lucky enough to have bands who will help. I cannot thank all of you musicians enough for making my life so much better.

Can you guess which picture is from Luke Awtry Photography and which two I took?

 

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Swale pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Posted April 17, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 252 Thursday April 5, 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 April 5. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a band who have been playing around, but I had not caught up with until last night.

1.) Reprise (Marthasville) – J Bengoy
2.) Pet Names – J Bengoy
3.) Turn Me Around – J Bengoy
4.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy

I really enjoyed their show last night and am happy to play some of their music. This next artist will be at Higher Ground on Sunday. I want to dedicate this song to my brother Ken.

5.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
6.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
7.) The Mime – Joe Adler
8.) Spit N Fire Blues – Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger

That last song was recorded live at Nectar’s and the rest are from the Many Things & Many Scenes album. This next band are releasing their new album called Luck tonight at ArtsRiot Here’s a sample of it.

9.) Hannah Wants To See You – Clever Girls
10.) Get Out – Clever Girls
11.) Tomorrow – Clever Girls
12.) Heavy – Clever Girls

I’ve seen them play many of those songs and am so happy to have recorded versions to share with you. This next band are releasing a new album on Saturday at The Monkey House. I don’t have it yet so here are some of their older songs.

13.) Black Oil – Doom Service
14.) Fear Of A Bot Planet – Doom Service
15.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service
16.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

I love the old X-Files reference in Oil and Bot reminds me of the new episode called Rm9sbG93ZXJz from last month. It’s worth checking out if you haven’t seen it. I’ll get their new album on the air soon. OK, this next band also played at ArtsRiot last night with J Bengoy, as part of Big Heavy World‘s 105.9FM The Radiator Rocket shop live show.

17.) Popular Crowd – SWALE
18.) Waterlanding – Swale
19.) Good Medicine – Swale
20.) Every Last One Of Us – Swale

The last song simply has the steady chant of We Can All Be That Way. Thanks Amanda Gustafson for dedicating that to my mom, Carol Lewis, who passed away on Monday. Swale are so amazing and such wonderful people. Speaking of wonderful people, let’s take an in depth look at politics in America.

21.) Third Party Politics – Ouzkxqlzn

Lauren Costello is a truly amazing artist. I hope you enjoyed that. Let’s close tonight with a set from another great band.

22.) So They Say – The New Siberians
23.) 1965 – The New Siberians
24.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
25.) Notes To Future Self 1 – The New Siberians

That is the last song on Black, Blue & White so I will have to pick a new album to play all the way through, starting next week. 1965 is from their first album and the other two are from Black, Blue & White.

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

outro

Songs after:
Lords Of The Backstage – Fish
Blind Curve – Fish
Childhood’s End – Fish
White Feather – Fish
Cordelia – The Tragically Hip
Something On – The Tragically Hip
Family Band – The Tragically Hip
New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
Try To Love Part 1 – Dam Kat
Try To Love Part 2 – Dam Kat
Alone – Children in Paradise
He’s Dying – Children In Paradise
Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
regular programming