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Radio Show 120 Thursday July 23, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. I started out with a couple of local highlights from the Neil Young show, then played some great local music.

Song before: Hymnalayas – Gong

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful day in Burlington and lots of people are out and about tonight. It was also a beautiful night last Sunday when Neil Young and The Promise Of The Real came to Essex. He came to Vermont to support our GMO labeling law, which is the subject of his new album The Monsanto Years. This is one of the songs from the album that heavily mentions Vermont and the importance of knowing what we are eating, This is A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop by Neil Young on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop – Neil Young
2.) Moonlight In Vermont – Willie Nelson
3.) Threaded – Jeremy Gilchrist
4.) Dead Summer – Thompson Gunner

It’s summer in Burlington and that was a band from Rutland and that was recorded at Nectar’s. Great new song from Jeremy. At the Neil Young show, Lucas and Micah Nelson were part of the Promise Of The Real. They are the sons of Willie and Lucas sang a great version of Moonlight In Vermont last Sunday in Essex. Oh, yea, it’s summer. Let’s head to the beach.

5.) Beach Song – Mr. Ray Fork
6.) I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Blotto
7.) Theme Song – Shark Victim
8.) Rising Suns – Mammal Dap
9.) Rise – Barika

Such a nice cool breezy song. If you like that song, head to Radio Bean tomorrow. Mammal just played Summervale earlier this evening. When you go to the beach, obey the lifeguard and watch out for sharks, especially when surfing. So, on Saturday there is a celebration of the Old North End of Burlington. People get together and walk around the ONE and check out art and music and food and what businesses are doing and all sorts of fun things. It’s called The Ramble and this next set of music is dedicated to Burlington’s Old North End.

10.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka
11.) The North – Hana Zara
12.) North Street – Death World Wide

Killer rocker from Death. I love the imagery of the north end in Hana’s song. Loud and Proud nicely describes the ONE, thanks James. OK, it’s time for the next song on JV, the killer new album from The Mountain Says No.

13.) JC And The Beast – The Mountain Says No
14.) Getting High – Heavy Plains
15.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
16.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

I still remember that time when there were not a lot of cool rock bands around for a few months and then came Cannons. Oh, how they rocked so many great shows. Killer song from Particles who are touring all over the US and just played Toronto too. I’m still in awe of Plains from that Nectar’s show. Hmm, Signs And Wonders. Hmmm Mountain. When I put tonight’s show together the beginning just flowed then I hit a wall after Nowhere. I just wasn’t sure where to go next, for a moment.

17.) Where Do We Go? – Black Rabbit
18.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
19.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
20.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler

Killer song from Joe’s album. He’s done so much for the local music scene, especially writing and playing songs like that. Nice rocker form Raph Worrick and the gang. Classic VT song from Chin. Yet another great song from Rabbit’s new album Red Flannel Hash. Recently, there was a band who played a bunch of shows then just stopped. I’m missing them and feeling a little lacking, like maybe i need to take some vitamins or something.

21.) Vitamin Dee – Persian Claws
22.) Medula Mamblongata – Strung Out
23.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
24.) The Feeling – Vedora

Killer new song from the second Vedora album. If you liked the whistling on Birds, go check out Aaron next Wednesday at Red Square. Killer song form the classic VT band. I feel a bit better after that shot of Vitamin Dee, I hope you do too. I saw this next band twice last Thursday. They played Summervale, I left then did the show and walked into Light Club Lamp Shop just as they were about to go on. Both shows were great but the later one was out of this world. Here’s a couple of their songs.

25.) Honor Of The Rainbows part 1 & 2 – Arc Iris
26.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone
27.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I might be off next week seeing the Decemberists but we can to it the week after that, and the week after that…..

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Song after: The Great Unraveling – Fish

 

 

Radio Show 108 Thursday April 30, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I highlighted a few of the many bands that are playing Waking Windows this weekend. Most of the commentary between songs was when and where the bands are playing, so I will leave the website as a comment and leave the talking spaces blank.

Song before: Windows Down – Lendway

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be a staggering amount of music in Winooski. I’m going to highlight a lot of that,but want to start with what happened last weekend. It was great to see Elephants of Scotland play at Brutopia as part of the Marillion weekend in Montreal. Elephants played Nectar’s a couple of weeks ago, and it was cool to see them in Canada. There were lots of people who wanted to be there and knew their music and were so excited to see them. It was pretty great. They played a nice version of this one. This is TFAY by Elephants of Scotland on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) TFAY – Elephants of Scotland
2.) Slash & Burn – Zero Circle
3.) Broken Paths, Dead Ends – Better Things

BT and ZC are over at Club Metronome tonight opening for Hawthorne Heights. OK, it’s Waking Windows time. I’m going to run through the schedule in order and play bands that I have music for. This is a tiny sampling of the massive amount of music that will happen this weekend. It starts at 5pm and this artist is one of the ones that will kick it off.

4.) Headlights and Liquer – Kelly Ravin
5.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) Little Song – Invisible Homes
7.) Obligatory Sad Love Song – The Smittens

8.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
9.) The Alchemist – Pours
10.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
11.) Catskills – Alpenglow

This next band play Friday night, then we will move on to Saturday.

12.) Wiser – And The Kids
13.) 1.21 Gigawats Great Scott – Doom Service
14.) Wino – REDadmirial
15.) Deadly Wires – Ryan Ober

Time for the next song on Swale’s album The Next Instead. Of course they are a part of this great event. They play Saturday at 3:15 on the outdoor stage.

16.) Waiting For You – Swale
17.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
18.) Last Girl – Lowell Thompson
19.) Low Down M2 – Vedora

20.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
21.) Teen Beast – Barbacoa
22.) Seersucker – Endless Jags
23.) Hit – Blue Button

Linda has a regular show at Radio Bean on Friday mornings playing music for kids. She is kicking off Sunday’s shows.

24.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
25.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard
26.) Call You Up – Maryse Smith
27.) I Am The Troll – James Kochalka Superstar

28.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
29.) See You At Eight – Villanelles
30.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
31.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila
32.) Relax – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

That is a small sampling of what Burlington and Vermont sound like at the moment. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: The Voyeur (I Like To Watch) – Fish

 

Radio Show 96 Thursday January 29, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I promised it would start a little slow, get a bit experimental, then end with a bang. I think I delivered nicely.

Show before: The ’80’s Ladies playing some ’80’s Genesis

After their show I played:

Firth of Fifth (live) – Genesis (With Peter Gabriel)
To Be Over – Yes (official)
Weeping Willow – Persian Claws

Song before: Lake Song – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s fairly warm for a January night, through the wind is a little cool. It was a nice walk in this evening and it was a nice walk downtown last night when I saw this first singer at Nectar’s. This is Better Half by Abbie Morin on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
2.) Hopin’ That I’m Wrong – Will
3.) Powder – The New Siberians

Great song from the Siberians last album. They achieved their Kickstarter goal but if people keep chipping in, they will make the album cooler. Love that song from Will. I’ve got to check out Abbie again, maybe sometime when a killer band did not just play before her. OK, on to the next song from Joe Adler‘s Many Things & Many Scenes.

4.) Many A Girl (Back of a Sail) – Joe Adler
5.) Secret Makeout Factory – And The Kids
6.) Lawnfire – The Pants
7.) Burn It Down Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Great song from the upcoming new Phil album. Classic ’90’s band The Pants, and I had to play a song of theirs following the ATK song. Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger played a nice version of that at Nectar’s last night, as well as some stunning versions of some of his other songs. I’m slowly getting to know this next band.

8.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
9.) Space Opera – Aram Bedrosian
10.) AV6 – Bad Smell
11.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila

I should check out their music more. I really like that song. Nice music from Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall Percussion. Burlington is such a small town, I ran into Aram in the grocery store before the show. Last week I played two new Alice Austin songs but she put three out. I would be remiss if I did not play the third one.

12.) What If I Don’t Go? – Alice Austin
13.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
14.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
15.) The Time Traveler – Jeremy Gilchrist

Jeremy is doing the Rock Lotto thing Saturday morning. It’s where a bunch of musicians form new bands for the day, write three songs and do one cover and play the songs later that evening at Club Metronome. Any other musicians up for the challenge? It’s a benefit to raise money for Girls Rock Vermont. Great song from Hana. I can’t wait for the new album. It’s going to have tons of great songs!! I love that song by Milton. I saw this next band once, and would like to see them again.

16.) Singing Songs In Your Sleep – Carraway
17.) Grounded – Invisible Jet
18.) Open Road – Death World Wide
19.) Hungry – Heavy Plains

HP have their debut album coming out. They are playing Saturday at The Monkey House. Nice song from Death’s third album. Cool song from the ’90’s in Burlington. OK, let’s rock for a while.

20.) Hello World – Screaming Skulls
21.) Extouring – Jesus Christ and the Hallucinogenic Allstars
22.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
23.) Vestibule – Blue Button

Killer song from BB. I miss Dollfight. I’ve got to catch JCHA sometime. In Burlington, there is a part of town called the Old North End and its residents are proud.

24.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka Superstar
25.) North Street – Death
26.) Wino – REDadmiral

That song was recorded live at the Old North Ender Pub on North St. Nice song from Death’s third album. It’s almost time to go but let’s rock a bit more.

27.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
28.) Institution Street – The Red Telephone
29.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
30.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons

Nice eponymous song from FTC. Wow, they rocked hard for a couple of years in town. Killer song from Rabbit. I love that rocker from RT. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Lost Plot (live) – Fish

 

 

Radio Show 94 Thursday January 15, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I played some new songs, I played some old songs, and I talked about of couple of “literary” characters in local music songs.

Song before: Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s a cold night in Burlington but people are out and about, walking around, not letting it stop them. I was trying to make it to three shows this week and feel bad I only made it to one. Great Western played a great show lat Friday at Radio Bean, and did a killer version of this one. This is Into the light by Great Western on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Into The Light – Great Western
2.) The Storm Within – Death World Wide
3.) Holy Family – Heavy Plains
4.) Burn It Down Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I made it to Western last Friday and after a long work day Saturday was dragging when it got close to the Phil show at The Monkey House. As it turned out the party ended up coming to me that night. I was going to go see Phil Yates solo at Radio Bean on Sunday but the afternoon nap was 4 hours and I woke up right as he was going on. I should have set the alarm. Rats. Great song from the upcoming Phil album. I just got the Plains album today and that one jumped at me. Sweet song from Death from the Burlington days. OK, on to the next song on Many Things & Many Scenes. This is a beautiful song that I’m sending out to my brother. It features Johnnie Day Durand on the saw.

5.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
6.) New Atlantis – Aaron Flinn
7.) The Next Instead – Swale

I thought Swale were going to play Radio Bean tomorrow night but the schedule changed and now it’s Barbacoa and Binger. Hmm. I think Aaron is playing at Juniper tomorrow. I may have to check that out. Joe is playing Saturday night at the Bean, so that will be fun. This next band is from Canada but have played Burlington and Vermont so many times, they are practically locals. They are playing the Flynn Theater on Tuesday. I’ve seen them many times but may miss this one. I had no money when tickets went on sale, and as soon as I could afford it, they were sold out. Oh well, maybe next time. On this tour they are playing a few songs, then all of Fully Completely.

8.) Fully Completely – The Tragically Hip
9.) New Orleans Is Sinking (live w/Nautical Disaster in the middle) – The Tragically Hip

That’s going to be a rocking night at the Flynn. The Flynn will also rock in February when Death and Rough Francis play. I’ve got tickets for that, for me and my brother Ken. Here’s another song from Spiritual Mental Physical.

10.) Can You Give Me A Thrill??? – Death
11.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
13.) Something I Drew – farm

Farm put on some great shows and I always loved that one. I though it would sound great coming out of Comm and was so right. OK, let’s slow things down a little. This next artist has an album coming in February. Until then I will have to just play this one.

14.) Dropout Generation – Hana Zara
15.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
16.) Our Work Is Never Done – PossumHaw

I love that song and really love the sentiment of it! I may not make it, but I’ll always try. I don’t know a lot about Abbie but she has a Wednesday night residence at Nectar’s this January. I’m sure Ill catch her the night Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger play. Love Hana, can’t wait for the new songs!. This next artist just started a Kickstarter to fund his new album. The last one was great, and here is a song from it.

17.) 1965 – The New Siberians
18.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka Superstar
19.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
20.) Hammerhead – Barbacoa

Barbacoa always rock. I’ll see how the energy goes tomorrow. I’d love to catch them at the Bean. I was going to play a song by Redadmirial but it was in a format the players did not recognize, so maybe next week. It was recorded live at a pub called The Old Northender so I had to play the James song. Love the BB song too. OK, time for two more songs. These are two “literary” characters of song from Burlington.

21.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows
22.) Errol McSquisitor (live) – Elephants of Scotland

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

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Song after: Jack And Jill – Fish

Radio Show 87 Thursday November 13, 2014 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   2 comments

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I highlighted the Radio Bean birthday party from last Saturday, highlighted the WBKM birthday party this coming Saturday, managed to say Happy Birthday to Christopher Larrow and boldly stated how much I like the new album from The Cush.

Song before: Answers – Tilt

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. I’ve got some birthdays to talk about but before I get into that, I’ve got a bunch of new music that has come my way, and I want to feature some of it. I just got the new album by a guy who played second at the Radio Bean birthday party last Saturday.

1.) Letter From The 21st – Jeremy Gilchrist
2.) Little Songs – Invisible Homes
3.) Overgrown – Eric George
4.) Garden Flower – Maryse Smith

Maryse and Michael Chorney played a great set at the RB birthday party. Eric works at Burlington Records and brought the album to the station. Lots of gardening songs, and I thought that one would go nicely into Garden Flowers. Cool songs from Invisible and Jeremy. One of my favorite parts of the RB birthday was Johnnie Day Durand and her magical musical saw. You can hear her play it wonderfully on this song.

5.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
6.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
7.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death

At the RB birthday Swale played a killer Everyone, brought up Lee Anderson and sang Thank You For Being A Friend then played Politicians. It was pretty intense and Bobby Hackney Jr. arrived just as they were finishing up another Death song, Nuclear War. If you have not see the movie A Band Called Death, definitely check it out. OK, now it’s time for the next song on Lipstick And Dynamite.

8.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
9.) Bleeping Burning Bridges – Blue Button
10.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka Superstar
11.) In The Pines – Vedora

Vedora played a killer set at the RB birthday with Matt, Caroline Marie and Jane Boxall Percussion on drums. Jane also plays with Black Rabbit. James played a killer set at the birthday, as did BB. Well, that was last week, this Saturday is the Wbkm birthday party. There will be lots of great music including Seth Yacovone Band doing a set of Neil Young covers and Bob Wagner and the Book ‘EM Blues Band playing two sets. Here is Book ‘EM from a WBKM birthday party a couple of years ago. They did this one last time. Will they do it this year? Who cares, whatever they play will be great!

12.) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – The Book ‘Em Blues Band

Wow, that was a fun 13 minutes! One of my favorite bands to play burlington for years was The Cush. They just came back and played a show at ArtsRiot last Friday and sold me a copy of their new album Transcendental Heatwave. Here it is: Turn your lights down low. Turn your lava lamp up to 11, Light some incense an smoke ’em if you got ’em.

13.) Heavy Psych – The Cush
14.) One Shot Love – The Cush
15.) Orange Like Water – The Cush

You’ve listening to Transcendental Heatwave by The Cush on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind of music.

16.) Droids – The Cush
17.) Phantom Girl – The Cush
18.) Highway Brain – The Cush
19.) Broken Radio – The Cush

You’ve listening to Transcendental Heatwave by The Cush on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind of music.

20.) Summers Gone – The Cush
21.) Color Your Eyes – The Cush
22.) Distant Light – The Cush

What a great album! Thanks guys!! Here’s another great artist who played the RB birthday party

23.) You’ll Be The Sky – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
24.) Last Night In Amsterdam – The Red Telephone

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

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Song after: Faith Healer – Fish

 

Radio Bean Birthday Part 3 with James Kochalka Superstar, The Honky Tonk Band, Blue Button, Steady Betty, Osage Orange, Monoprix, Vedora, Mighty Jamba, Paper Castles and Swale November 8 2014   Leave a comment

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It was just before eight pm when I headed down to Radio Bean to find out if, indeed, Jason Cooley had woken up. I ran a little later than I hoped and walked in with James Kochalka Superstar and his band rocking the place hard. With Creston Lea on bass, Jeremy Frederick on drums, and Eric Olsen & Jason Cooley ripping it up on guitars the energy was through the roof. They finished up one song as I settled in, then launched into a heavy rocking psa about the importance of washing your ass. That wrapped up their set and made me wish I’d walked in 5 minutes earlier and caught a bit more.

Up next, the iron man who was there at 8am and also was there during my afternoon visit, Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk crowd hit the stage. Brett sang and played guitar and was joined by Steve Hadeka on drums, a bass player I did not know and Lowell Thompson on guitar. The first song was a kind of rocking country song. Kat Wright joined them for the next one (I thought I heard a whistle blowing) and Lowell sang the third. It’s not my favorite genre, but the music was very well played and quite enjoyable. They wrapped up the set with Mystery Train which is always fun.

Blue Button followed with four songs that were directly in my favorite genre. It had been a while since I’ve seen them as the intact quintet, lately someone had been missing at most of the shows. With Cooley singing, Rebekah Whitehurst on bass, James Belizia and Eric Olsen on guitars, and Frankie drumming, they let loose a beautiful noise. The first song was an instrumental with a nice build. They followed with a version of Hit that got the packed room dancing. They went super heavy with Fucking Burning Bridges and closed their set in classic style with Bullshit. It was a great heavy wonderful rocking set!

The music took a U-turn as Steady Betty hit the stage. Their joyous rock steady sound had the room swaying instantly. Steve Hadeka filled in on drums, but the magnificent voices of Kat Wright and Miriam Bernardo lead the songs through their meandering journeys. Linda Bassick added some nice guitar and blended in her voice now and then. The bass playing was solid and the horns added lots of flourishes. They played five songs and the whole room had a happy vibe.

Up next Osage Orange took the stage. As a guitar, bass, drums, guitar/keys quartet they played some off paced indie rock. The sound was a bit stark but the songs really had something to them. Unfortunately, lots of microphone feedback on all three songs knocked them off their game a bit, but there was still a lot of fascinating music played. Every time I see them, I just really like them, and this time, despite the sound, was no exception.

The dual microphoned Monoprix followed. With Hadeka on drums (really, there were a couple of bands he did not drum with), Tyler Bolles on stand up bass, and Brett Hughes singing and playing guitar, they had a sound reminiscent of the honky tonk set, but a bit more rocking. Their set was fun to bop to, and the playing first rate. They had Kat sing on the first song, played Bad Enough second and rocked out the third song. I glanced behind me late in the set to see who was setting up next and my heart almost leaped out of my throat.

Vedora followed with Matt Hastings on guitar, Caroline Marie on bass and vocals and Jane Boxall Percussion on drums. Really??? Jane was playing with Vedora???? The first song had a moody swirl as Caroline’s sultry singing helped it build step by step. As it got more and more intense and felt like it could explode, Jane’s playing stepped to the front and lead it into the rocking ending section. I was in complete awe. The second song was great too. It had that post first album song structure, kind of an All In The Room pace, and was just magnificent. They closed the set with Sober and it had a great build and a massive Matt Hastings guitar workout to finish it off. It might have been the best Vedora show ever!

The next act, Mighty Jamba tells the future, was a recitation of an epic Shel Silverstein poem about rolling and smoking and was entrancing from first moment to last.

Paper Castles followed as a four-piece with a drummer I did not know, Padraic Reagan on bass, and Jake Brennan & Wren on guitars. They played four oddly paced but cool songs. Wren pulled out his wrench to get a little extra sting out of the guitar for one song, and the whole set was pretty fun.

The night launched into overdrive as Swale hit the stage. They opened with a killer Everyone Likes To, then invited Lee Anderson to the stage and played Thank You For Being A Friend. Eric Olsen, Jeremy Frederick, Tyler Bolles and Amanda Gustafson were all wearing stings of lights, and at the beginning of the third song, they shut off the house lights and let themselves be the light. They played a killer version of Death’s Politicians In My Eyes. It was gloriously rocking and as it ended, they brought it into a slow section and let it keep going. The moody middle picked up as Steve Hadeka came to the stage to play a second snare. They let the song flow into Nuclear War and had the audience enthusiastically sing along with them. It’s a call and response sort of song, and respond we did. They rocked it hard for a while before finally calling it a night. Bobby Hackney Jr. walked into the room late in the song and thanked them immediately after. It was a wonderfully magic moment.

Well, I’ve got a lot more to write, but am out of time. I will continue the story later.

 

Radio Show 78 Thursday September 11, 2014 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. It was a little rough with the last song popping out of the player when I put a song into the queue, and having a couple of breaks blown away by the very busy Fire Department, but fortunately the songs were great, and held the day.

Songs before: 21st Century Schizoid Man (live) – April Wine
Move Through Time – Persian Claws

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. There is a lot of great music happening in town this week and there was a lot last week. The GPN festival with many great national bands, many great local bands and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is Saturday and Sunday, but last Saturday was all about this guy. This is Shoreline In Jersey by Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Shoreline in Jersey – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
2.) Smile – Dwight & Nicole
3.) The Heart Is King – Pinhead
4.) Neighbors – And The Kids

And The Kids played a killer show opening for Joe last Saturday at Nectar’s. The crowd loved them and were completely on for the ride. Classic song from a great Burlington band. Have you seen the Dwight and Nicole video for smile? It will make you do so. Great song from Joe. So yea, tons of music at the waterfront in Burlington, lead by this band.

5.) Nothing But The Water (pt 1) – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
6.) Hometown – Gold Town
7.) Parking Lot – Villanelles
8.) Nothing But The Water (pt 2) – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

I remember seeing Grace at Nectar’s on a couple of cold February days a long time ago, and watching the audience grow week to week, despite the sub zero temperatures. I knew she was taking off. I’m glad to see how big of a band they have become. The Villanelles are fun live. Both they and Gold Town are playing GPN along with other great bands like Anders Parker Cloud Badge, The High Breaks, Caroline Rose and lots of others. It should be a great time. OK, let’s play the next song on Ninja Jane. This one always rocked live!

9.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
10.) Surface Tension – The Pants
11.) Never Satisfied – THE VACANT LOTS

Great song from their album Departure. They started in Burlington but now play all over the US and just started a tour of Europe. The Pants and Zola are great Burlington bands from the ’90’s. Last Saturday before the Rangers show, I went to the basement of one of the greatest music advocates in town, James Lockridge, and saw some heavy punk rock. I loved the twin guitars in this song.

12.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
13.) Impaled On A Cuddly Spike – Dog Hospice
14.) The Wrong Song – The Lentils
15.) Green Peaks \ Dark Valleys – Get A Grip

I missed Grip at the party but loved the pure fury of that 44 second song. The Lentils played acoustic punk at the party and were lots of fun. I need to get more of their music. Dog Hospice was one guy with guitars strapped to his drum kit and the mic taped to his mouth with duct tape. It was kind of a cool show. Up next is a band who played the show, but went on before I could get there. Fortunately they are playing tomorrow night at The Monkey House, and I will be there!

16.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
17.) Round Sum – Cave Bees
18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards

That was a classic ’80’s punk band. Cave Bees and Shephard’s Pie are playing the Monkey House show, but I don’t have any of the latter to play, yet. Up next is a great new song from a new favorite band who have played around for a long time.

19.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
20.) B.A. Pariah – Endless Jags
21.) Everyone Likes To Fight – Swale

Swale’s new album should be out very soon on white vinyl with a bonus album full of remixes. They are playing Saturday at 4pm at GPN if you want to see them. Great song from Jags who come to town now and then. In the north end of town you can go down almost any street and see lots of sunflowers.

22.) Sunflower Street – David L. Jarvis
23.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka Superstar
24.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
25.) The Love You Feel – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot

Lowell has played around forever and is playing at GPN. Got a sense of how good it’s going to be yet? Great song from Vetica. Dave and James are classic Burlington artists. Sunday, after GPN, there is a huge after party at Higher Ground featuring Marco Benevento. Here is a song with him and Kat Wright live at Radio Bean

26.) I Put A Spell On You – Marco Benevento and Kat Wright
27.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler and the Rangers Of Danger
28.) Say It – Anachronist
29.) Until The Day I Die – Slingshot Dakota

Sorry that song got cut and my outro started to play. Ah, the joys of live radio. Carly Comando and Tom Patterson got married this week and I wanted to play that song in honor of the occasion. The best of luck to you!!! Anahronist have an album coming out soon. Great song from their last EP. The Joe show at Nectar’s last Saturday was great. He played the full album including a wonderful version of Pun. 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: Tumbledown – Fish
Images – Saga

 

 

Radio Show 73 Thursday August 7, 2014 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I played a lot of music that has been played in our town recently, and a couple of oldies.

Song before: Far Escape – Active Heed

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From our…(nothing on the vocal meter, play song, reset microphone, realize song is in the setup phase, stop and reset it) From out small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Sorry I was out last week, but I’ve seen a ton of music in the last few days. I’m going to play a bunch of bands who played The Precipice last week. Tonight’s show is dedicated to my brother Ken who went to the show with me. Let’s start with a band I saw a couple of weeks ago. This is Demon Moon by Crazyhearse on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
2.) The Drone – The Cush
3.) Waterlanding – Swale

Swale played a killer set at The Precipice: A Vermont Music Festival last week, including a killer version of that song. I love the new Crazyhearse song and something in the sound made me want to play it into the Cush. OK, it’s time to continue with Ninja Jane. I’ve always loved this song.

4.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
5.) Miss Vermont – Chin Ho!
6.) 1.21 Jiggawatts – Wave of the Future

Wave’s EP will be released next week, but Luke Richer sent me a copy today. Nice recording by the band and Ben Maddox. Classic songs from Chin and Zola. Friday at the Precipice there were a lot of staggeringly talented bands that make you want to dance. This is one of them.

7.) Afterall (Glad We Made It – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
8.) The Ballad Of Tom Smith – The Skamaphrodites
9.) Angatta – Barika

Barika and ISB had people dancing all Friday night. Swale did a set of covers with various singers. One was Dan Bolles, so I wanted to play one of the songs by his old band to give you a hint of what it sounded like. Also, in the cover set, Nichole sang I Love Rock And Roll. Here’s one of her songs.

10.) On Top Of The World – Dwight & Nicole
11.) Into The Light – Great Western
12.) Vim – Jane Boxall
13.) Sail The Sea – Gregory Douglas

Gregory sang a song with Jane Bee during her marimba set. That was a song with his voice and the one before was Jane solo. Nice song from Great Western who are playing tomorrow at Nectar’s. I saw Maryse Smith last week at Radio Bean and at the Precipice where she played with Michael Chorney. She played this both times and I’ve been singing it all week.

14.) 15 Steps – Maryse Smith
15.) Guitar – Michael Chorney
16.) This Isn’t Your Parade – Crazyhearse
17.) The Globe – Landlady

I still remember clearly the show Landlady played at Signal Kitchen a couple of weeks or months ago. I wanted to play it because I love it, I saw Guardians Of The Galaxy today, and when listening to the Crazyhearse song, it made me think of that song. Wow, two songs from their new album made me think of great songs. That’s pretty impressive. Backing vocals on that song are by Rebecca Rogers. Michael and Maryse were great at the Precipice. Hey, you know who else played a song with Swale in the Swaleoke set? That’s right, James Kochalka Superstar.

18.) Old North Ender – James Kochalka
19.) Trans Am – Barbacoa
20.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
21.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS

RF played a killer set at the Precipice. They also did the Swaleoke thing with Amanda Gustafson on keys, Tyler Bolles on bass, Eric Olsen on guitar, Paul Comegno on guitar, Julian Hackney on guitar, Urian Hackney on vocals, and Bobby Hackney Jr. on drums. Their collective version of Now I Wanna Be Your Dog might be my top local music event ever. Maybe not, but it’s way up there. Barbacoa played a killer version of Trans at the Precipice. Saturday, we had to leave a bit early, since Ken had to work in the morning. We missed most of this band’s set, but did catch this song.

22.) Cats Were Born – And The Kids
23.) Hallelujah – The Dirty Blondes
24.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC
25.) Antiphon – MIDLAKE BAND

Thanks to Mike Luoma for turning me on to, and getting me a ticket to see Midlake when they played Higher Ground last week. As an acoustic three-piece, they sounded very close to the full band version, when they played Antiphon. Peg Tassey did not play the Precipice, but did show up to check out some of the music. The Bondes played a killer show Friday night. Too bad Becky was in jail in Cleveland, but Diane Sullivan did a great job with the vocals. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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One more song before I go. If more people understood what this next song means, the world would be a happier place. We are groot.

Song after: What Color Is God? – Fish