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Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger, and Binger at Radio Bean January 27, 2017   Leave a comment

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Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last Friday at Radio Bean. It was one of those shows that would run too late for me to see it all, since I work Saturday mornings, but knew would be so good that I had to catch what I could.

The show began about 10:30 when Joe Adler took the stage with Binger sitting in as the Rangers Of Danger. Joe sang and played the card deck acoustic guitar. Braden Winslow played soaring solos with ease on electric guitar. Shack Ear ran to some beautiful places on bass and Dalton Muzzy effortlessly added the thunder on drums. They were joined by Dan Rome from Gnomedad who tore it up on saxophone. They began with a huge and luscious Brothers And Sisters. They went deep into Joe’s solo catalog for a song with the line Oh My Lord and everything sounded great. A cover of Dead Flowers was fun, as was the story Joe told later about Binger having never heard the song before learning it for the show. They mellowed out for a song from Joe’s Many Things & Many Scenes.album. Relax is such a fun and joyous song. I think it was about there that Rich Haskell and Mary Wolcott arrived. The band lit into a rocking version of The Mime then Joe went over the top with his super deep voice for 16 Tons. They went back to another old Joe song and Stratosphere filled the room with joy. They closed the show with Many Things & Many Scenes and gave it a super rocking over the top Judas Priest ending. What A show.

We hung out for a bit, then the dynamic trio known as Binger hit the stage. They opened with a rocking cover of Shakedown Street then played a fantastic version of Strings. Apparently, I had put that on a mix disc for Mary so she knew and heartily enjoyed their rendition of it. Their unique blend of jam, hip hop and rock is endearing and makes you want to dance. Their lyrics cut to the core of what it means to be a beautiful human being. I loved every note as they rocked through a few songs I did not know. They pulled out a blistering version of Resurrection In Sanskrit I and dropped it immaculately into If I Knew. I made it through 10 songs, including a rocking King Vice before the hour got too late.

It sounds like Joe and Binger may keep playing together, but together or separate, great music flows when they play.

 

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Binger pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Radio Show 192 Thursday January 26, 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 107.1 FM will run from 9-11ish pm US Eastern time. You can listen from the Facebook link above or over the air on both sides of the Champlain Valley. It will go as follows:

Song before: Something On – The Tragically Hip

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s been a great week of music and this coming week looks pretty good too. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring us. Let’s begin with a band who played last Saturday at Hotel Vermont and last night at The Daily Planet.

1.) Love Me Tender – Silver Bridget
2.) Wishing Away – Satori Bob
3.) One By Sea – Elephants of Scotland
4.) Might As Well Settle – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Phil and the band played a great show last Friday at Manhattan Pizza. That’s a cool song by Elephants. Wishing is a song by John Baumann and Robert Gagnon. Bob is now playing bass for Elephants. Hmmm, Silver Bridget. OK, here is the next song from Shovel Down.

5.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) The Road – Anders Parker
7.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western
8.) The Next Instead – SWALE

Since I was playing epic songs in that set, Instead just had to be there. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Western so hopefully they will play around again soon. I’m still reeling from that show Anders put on a few weeks ago at ArtsRiot. I just love that song from Seth. This next singer is playing Saturday at Radio Bean

9.) Great Escape – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
10.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
11.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger
12.) Burning Down The House (live at Nectar’s) – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

Joe is playing the Radio Bean show Saturday too. Joe is joining up with Binger on Friday for a show at the Bean. Binger will be the Rangers Of Danger and at some point Joe will leave and it will become a Binger show. I think that will be pretty extraordinary. OK, this next band came to town last week for the first time in a long time. They played three epic sets at Manhattan Pizza and played all of these songs.

13.) Fight – When Particles Collide
14.) Constant Disaster – When Particles Collide
15.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
16.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide

I had to skip an epic reunion show to see them but loved every moment of their show. OK, this next set of songs are ones that I just think will sound great together.

17.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
18.) Last Night – Carraway
19.) Ladybug – Ninja Custodian
20.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

I love the indie rock vibe on all of those songs. I hope you did too. OK, let’s go back to the ’90’s.

21.) These Days – Zola Turn
22.) Clear – Wide Wail
23.) Where Are You Tonight?/Get Into Your Sex – Peg Tassey MUSIC
24.) All Love – Kat Wright

I had to toss in the great new song from Kat to contrast the older classics. OK, let’s close with a couple of songs that were paired together on the first EP that I ever bought by this band who come to town on a semi-regular basis.

25.) Until The Day I Die – Slingshot Dakota
26.) I-78 – Slingshot Dakota

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

outro

Songs after:
13th Star – Fish
Upstream – The New Siberians
Downstream – Supertramp
In Waves – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
Heroes – King Crimson
Cracked Actor – David Bowie
Don’t Pay The Ferryman – Chris DeBurgh
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Aura – The Church Band
Drawn To The Rhythm (live) – Sarah McLachlan
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music

Radio Bean Birthday Party November 5, 2016   Leave a comment

Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music at Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop last Saturday. For their birthday each year the Bean always throws a huge party with tons of bands. The show goes from 8am to 2am with almost every band in town. I usually stop in early, then go to work, then come back in the evening. Last year I took the day off and stopped in several times. This year my work schedule changed and I open on Saturdays and did not think I could be at work at 8:20 after stopping in.

It was a long tricky work day. I got out at 5, stopped quickly at home and arrived at the Bean at 5:30. Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger had just finished a Pj Harvey song as I got in and settled. Joe Adler was joined by Dalton Muzzy, Caroline O’Connor, Eric “Regal Segal” Segalstad, AaYa Segalstad. It was a nice version of the Rangers, who always seem to be a slightly different band. I did not know the two songs they played. The one about the wicked witch and the Dead Sea Scrolls sounded familiar and was nicely rocked out. The closer about I’ll go soon featured a hyper distorted frenzied guitar workout from Eric and I was in a happy place.

 

Note from Joe Adler & The Rangers Of DangerAlways a pleasure to see you in the audience Tim! Glad you made it. The second song was an original called Fight or Flight, the final song was a Radiohead deep cut called How Can You Be Sure.”

 

 

Honky Tonk Band at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Honky Tonk Band at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

It was a quick changeover then Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk played some old school country songs. He played guitar and was joined by a bass player I did not know, Jeremy Frederick on drums, a pedal steel player I did not know and Marie Claire Johnson on vocals. Brett sang most of the songs though Marie took lead on the second one. It’s been far too long since I have heard her sing and she always sounds great. They played three songs, mostly about whiskey, then called it a night. It’s not my favorite genre but they played it so well that I had a great time.

 

 

Swale at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Swale at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

SWALE were up next and came out rocking. I did not know the opening song with the lyric “sound the alarm” that Tyler Bolles sang (Lawn Fire by The Pants per Tyler), but it was pretty cool. The band rocked hard on Jack Sharp then eased off with the lovely Waiting For You. Since they had learned the Paranoid album for a show they played last week, they ended the set with a blistering Fairies Wear Boots. It was great.

 

 

Cave Bees at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Cave Bees at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Another quick changeover resulted in Cave Bees taking the stage. They rocked as loud and hard and as fast as always. They opened with Sweet Pussy then played the newer song Juliet. Another newer one that I don’t know the title of kept things rocking hard. The song about being saved by rock and roll, I think it might be called Queen City, was brilliant. They closed the set with Flight Of The Alligator and the whole room was rocked.

 

 

Caroline O'Connor at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Caroline O’Connor at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I was not sure who was on left, so I looked at the schedule then immediately ran to the Lamp Shop. Caroline Marie was on stage playing Ritual as I settled in. She created the usual loops with voice and guitar then picked up the sax and blew through the lovely end section. For the next song she set up a backing track with herself on bass and Jane Boxall Percussion on drums and played guitar and sang the gorgeous song Fly. I was elated for every note and that song ended the set.

 

 

Silver Bridget at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Silver Bridget at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

The next band looked familiar so I did not move. Silver Bridget have a beautiful sound, rock a bit, and play some familiar songs. They feature John Townsend on acoustic guitar and kick drum, Matt Saraca on electric guitar and Johnnie Day Durand on the musical saw. They played great versions of Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon, Love Me Tender, and caught the full room by surprise when they pulled out Creep. It was short, but magnificent set.

 

 

Tom Banjo at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Tom Banjo at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I popped back over to the Bean and saw one song from Tom Banjo and his Cranky Show. He seems pretty happy and optimistic and it was his visual aid that is cranky. He has a box with a scroll of thin paper with lots of images and a strong light behind it. Lee Anderson stood behind the machine and turned the cranks to load in each image as Tom told a story of a cat getting into lots of adventures, but always coming back. It was fun.

 

 

Osage Orange at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Osage Orange at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I popped back to the Lamp Shop and Osage Orange were on. They are a trio with a low-fi indie sound and have something compelling about their songs. One song may have said something about they could not stop us from dreaming. They finished with a new song about an arms dealer who falls in love with an herbalist. The constant refrain of I Would Sell My Guns For You was pretty cool.

 

 

Brian Parmalee at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Brian Parmalee at Light Club Lamp Shop November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I caught a couple of songs from Brian Parmalee. He played keys and set up loops and played bass and sang. It was a nice lush sounding set and I think the last song was called Fetch.

 

 

Steady Betty at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Steady Betty at Radio Bean November 5, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I headed back to the jam packed Bean and found a place to stand in the back and got into the swing of Steady Betty‘s set. Kat Wright and Miriam Bernardo sounded fantastic as always on the lead vocals. Caroline played bass, so I got to see her in thee bands, which is always cool. They opened with Cupid then played the one about anything to stay boy. Linda Bassick took lead vocals for her song about change is coming. Joy In The Morning followed and was divine. They closed with the song about still being in love with you boy. Everyone in the room was dancing and having fun.

At that point the length of the day caught up with me. I headed out and had a lovely walk home. I only saw 10 of the 80 bands who played but had a great time while I was there.

 

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

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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!!

Radio Show 141 Thursday January 14, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM. Last week I had it well together but this week the work time change hours from the last couple of weeks are really catching up. I slacked and did a short show then filled the rest of the time with Bowie songs, which I might have done anyway.

Songs before:Suffragette City – David Bowie
It Ain’t Easy – David Bowie

recording begins

Song before: Station To Station (live) – David Bowie

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world these are The Sounds Of Burlington. It’s not as bustling in town this week but is a beautiful mellow night. I want to apologize since I think tonight is going to be a bit of a shorter show. My whole work schedule changed a couple of weeks ago and working early mornings Monday to Friday is taking some getting used to. I’m not sure if the change is permanent or temporary, but I’ll get used to it soon. Last Friday I got to see four great bands. This first band played another stunning show at The Skinny Pancake.

1.) If You Get Lost – Swale
2.) The Saddest Man – Myra Flynn
3.) Spi-Fy – Barbacoa
4.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

Joe Adler and the Rangers played a wonderful show at Nectar’s last Friday. Myra opened and I picked up her Half Pigeon album and Saddest really jumped out. In hindsight I should have not left Barbacoa so soon, they played after Swale at the Pancake, but I thought the timing was tighter and Myra’s band was pretty amazing. Sometimes there is too much music in town. OK, let’s play the next song on Red Flannel Hash.

5.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
6.) Statistik – The Mountain Says No
7.) Swing The Gavel – Elephants of Scotland
8.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains

Plains are playing at The Monkey House tomorrow and I’m very psyched for the show. I love that new Elephants song. Mountain played a couple of stunning sets at Zen Lounge last Saturday. I love the Rabbit song, and all of their songs. I just got this next song last week and played it on last weeks show. I liked it so much I want to play it again.

9.) Barstools (live) – Abbie Morin
10.) Wiser – And The Kids
11.) Ladybug – Ninja Custodian
12.) Elanor Rigby – Screaming Broccoli

What a fun rocking cover by the late ’80’s Burlington band. I miss Ninja. Kids are out and touring the country. If they come to your town, go! Great song from Abbie Gail. This is another great Burlington classic.

13.) Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
14.) Extended Werewolf – farm

Both of those are such great songs. Well, I’m going to call it a night, but I have a bunch of Bowie stacked up if you want to listen for a while. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

promo

Song after: Five Years – Fish

recording ends

Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
Blackstar – David Bowie
Sound And Vision – David Bowie
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Heroes – David Bowie
Scary Monsters – David Bowie
Art Decade – David Bowie
Alabama Song – David Bowie
Diamond Dogs – David Bowie
By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
Ordinary Day – Milton Busker

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Swale & Barbacoa at The Skinny Pancake and Myra Flynn & The Rangers of Danger at Nectar’s January 8, 2016   Leave a comment

Nectar's photo by Tim Lewis

Nectar’s photo by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music last night. I had not checked the timing but got out of work early enough to take a long nap. I knew The Rangers of Danger were at Nectar’s with Myra Flynn opening and that Swale and Barbacoa were at The Skinny Pancake. I woke up at 7pm, saw that Swale were due on at 8:30 sharp and sent out a couple of messages to friends. Christopher Larrow replied and said he wanted to go. He showed up around 8:10 and we arrived just about 8:30. The band was not on yet so we settled in.

Soon enough, Swale took the stage. They started tuning up and the tuning slowly turned into Soft Fireworks. They let a gorgeous version of the song reveal itself. During the last part of the song Rich Haskell and Mary Wolcott arrived. As the song ended, the let it slide into Dimedrop and the slow steady intensity of the music began to rise. Fireworks is so mellow, but Dime has a nice riff and is a little faster. They followed with a gentle version of Beaten Down, though Eric Olsen‘s guitar had a bit of a sting. A new one, likely called We Could All Be That Way, since that is the only lyric and is repeated frequently, started slow and built and built and went through many stages and styles and started rocking before it crested and slid into a gentle ending. A song that I did not know, Loser (?), was next and had a fun uptempo beat that bopped along pleasantly. They followed with a stunning version of If You Get Lost and the mostly full room was very appreciative. Joyless followed and started slow, but rocked hard by the end. Another new one, Drug Laws, started a bit slow but just got more and more intense and was brilliant in it’s power and glory. That one is quickly becoming the most intense rock song in Burlington! They followed with a rocking, but not quite as intense, Everyone Likes To, then let the energy slide back down. They announced the next song was the last one and a steady, but gentle Waiting For You capped the night. Swale indeed.

At this point, things became tricky. Time wise, I assumed Myra was on at the other show and that Joe would be on soon. I did not want to miss the Rangers but took a chance on a couple of songs by the next band at the Pancake.

Barbacoa played as a four-piece with Lowell Thompson joining them, as he sometimes does. The first song was a country rock song, likely an original. It took me by surprise, but sounded quite nice. They lit into the surf rock with the next one, and instrumental cover of Paint It Black. I love when they do that. We hung out for another high energy rocking surf song, then headed out the door. Chris headed home, but Rich, Mary, and I headed on to Nectar’s.

Myra Flynn was on stage sounding great. Her band had a cello, keys, a drummer flown in from LA, a five-string bassist, and Dave Grippo on sax and cowbell. The song had a nice big sound in a groovy funky rocky sort of way. When they wrapped up the song Myra said they would be back for a second set. Rats, we should have stayed for all of Barbacoa’s set.

The three of us chatted for a bit in the break, but soon enough, Myra and the band we back on stage. The music had a sweet sound and the band were super tight. Her voice was tremendous and she was an engaging front-woman. Everything about the show was great. They played a half dozen songs that took their time and worked the grooves. The mostly full room was enthralled and having a great time. The set was so well received, after they wrapped up the last song, the audience demanded an encore. The band agreed and kept the party going.

There was a bit of time between when they ended the set and the Rangers started, but it was not too bad of a wait at all.

Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger hit the stage with a full band and a wonderful version of Brothers And Sisters. They had Joe Adler on the card deck guitar and lead vocals. Eric played lead guitar. I did not know the bass player or drummer, but they were solid all night long. I did not know the keyboard player, who also played trombone on a couple of songs, but did recognize Jake Whitesell :on sax. Samara Lark Brown added some great backing vocals, and during that slow part in the late middle of the song, Johnnie Day Durand‘s musical saw sang ethereally. As the show went on, Aya Inoue came up to sing backing vocals on a couple of songs, a couple of rappers, who also played with Myra, joined the fray. Myra’s drummer came up for one song to play the two snares and cowbell, and man was he good. Matthew Bryan Hagen played his theremin on a couple. The set was mostly from Joe’s solo album. Many A Girl was a fun romp. Relax was mellow fun with a nice groove. The Mime was a solid rocker. A Quiet Pun was a slower rocker with a great lyric. New ones like Little Bird and Midnight Jones And The Jimmer were great to hear. A cover of Walk On The Wild Side was super fun and they wrapped the set with a ripping version of Mirror Mirror.

I got a ride home from Rich and Mary and am so glad I put in the effort to see all of that great music!

 

Radio Show 125 Thursday September 3, 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 played a nice mix of new and old music and emphatically said Happy Birthday to Joe Adler.

Songs before: Delirious – The Church Band
Sparks – The Color Exchange

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I just got back from seeing music at the last installment of Summervale, the weekly festival that happens every Thursday in Burlington’s Intervale. The darkness began settling in during the middle of the set and the change of seasons is upon us. The music was great, and I’ll talk about that in a bit, but one person has done a lot to make the music happen, Joe Adler, and it was his birthday. To help celebrate, I’m going to go back to an album I received last week and play a fun song.

1.) Happy Birthday Freak Of Science – Mailbox
2.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
3.) Papa’s Child – Currently Nameless

It was fun reading Dan Bolles mention of nameless and finding the balance of clever but not too clever for their name. They are playing a reunion show at Higher Ground Saturday night. Cool party song from Wave and great song from Adam Rabin. At Summervale tonight is was Michael Chorney, Francesca Blanchard, and Joe Adler. Each told a story then played a song then passed it to the next player. Michael was a bit more quiet but his guitar playing was so elegant. Francesca played guitar beautifully and had some great articulation to her vocals all night long. Joe was the storytelling ringmaster and played a bunch of fun songs. Here is a hint of what it sounded like.

4.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
5.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Guitar – Michael Chorney

Such great music tonight. Yea, Joe has played a lot of music in this town and booked a lot of music in this town and has gotten a lot of people excited about music in this town and it’s his birthday, so let’s play some of his music.

7.) Coffee & Eggs – Joe Adler
8.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
9.) Burning Down The House – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

That was Joe and the band live at Nectar’s. They are such a fun band. The song in the middle was from his star-studded solo album, and the first was from the 11-11-11 EP. OK, in non Joe news, this band is coming to The Monkey House on the 16th. They are a great band and I’ve loved them more and more every time I’ve seen them. You should really check them out Joe!!

10.) Until The Day I Die->I-78 – Slingshot Dakota
11.) Annex & Index – Doom Service
12.) Infamous U-Turn – Zola Turn

Classic song from the ’90’s. That’s a new Doom song from the F*@! Cancer compilation to raise money for Leukemia research. Their singer guitar player Jeff Foran has been fighting it so I wanted to let people know about it, and bought a copy of the album today. Every little bit helps. Killer songs from Slingshot. OK, it’s time for the next song on JV, the killer album from The Mountain Says No. This may be one of the best songs from Burlington ever.

13.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
14.) Bomb – Envy
15.) All My Life – Wide Wail

Two great songs from the ’90’ and one from today. We’re so lucky in Burlington. Let’s keep rocking.

16.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
17.) Yardsale – Lendway
18.) Hoping That I’m Wrong – Will

Great song from the Rutland band. Hmm, Lendway. OK, let’s play another fun Mailbox song.

19.) Under The Horse – Mailbox
20.) Freak Out Friday – Rue Mevlana
21.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

Kat and the band are at Radio Bean tonight and playing on Church St next Thursday. Rue have a couple of shows coming up Saturday at the Off Center For The Dramatic Arts. This next singer is one of my all time favorites.

22.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
23.) Finder – The Madelines
24.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger

That was Joe and the band live at Nectar’s. Happy Birthday Joe! Finder was another classic ’90’s song. OK, time to take off I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we. Here’s Black Rabbit to take us out.

25.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Song after: Credo – Fish