Andriana Chobot Trio pic by Tim Lewis
I had a great time seeing music last night at Light Club Lamp Shop. The show was set to go from 7-8:45. I worked until 7, raced home, did a real quick turn around and walked to the club, arriving just before 7:30. Andriana Chobot was on stage singing and playing keys as I settled in. She was joined by Julian Chobot on bass and Cody Sargent on drums so they had a nice full sound. Julian is super steady on bass with some cool running around the fretboard. Cody plays with subtlety and grace and is always where he needs to be to enhance the song. Andriana has a strong voice that is equally as powerful when she is whispering or belting it out. Her keyboard has an almost orchestral piano sound. They played a bunch of her songs, some that I knew, some that I did not and a couple that I am getting to know. I only caught a bit of the song they were playing as I got settled then they went into a bass and drum groove as she sang Come Together. She added some keys to the instrumental section, late in the song, then went back to just singing to close out the classic Beatles song. I joyfully let the next four songs wash over me and fill me, then they pulled out the magnificent Cascade. It’s from her first EP and is just wonderful. They ended the first set with a powerful cover of Ain’t No Sunshine and her singing was epic.
Joe Adler with Chris and Tucker pic by Tim Lewis
I took advantage of the break to head over to Radio Bean to see a few songs by Joe Adler and Tucker Hansen. Joe sang and played the card deck guitar while tucker played the violin. They were joined by Chris on trumpet and he played a nice solo just after I arrived. They pulled out the Nathan Moore song about wondering how you would know if you are an asshole. The catchy chorus is fun and easy to song. They followed with Dylan’s One More Cup Of Coffee then I hit the road back to the lamp shop The band was not on yet so I made the reverse trip and listened to the song on bended knee before heading out for good.
When I arrived back at the Lamp Shop they were playing a gorgeous version of Alone In The Night, another epic song from her first EP. I wish I had arrived sooner but caught most of it. From there, Andriana and the band played a bunch of fantastic songs that made me just want to listen and hear them and to barely think of anything and just exist in the moment. They played eight wonderful songs and wrapped the night with one of the songs that I’m getting to know. It’s called Neon and is really cool.
I hung out for a little bit, chatted about how nice the sound is at the Lamp Shop, and said a quick goodbye. The walk home through the winter wonderland was lovely and quick.
Andriana Chobot Trio pic by Tim Lewis
Jeremy Gilchrist pic by Tim Lewis
I had a great time seeing music last Saturday at Radio Bean. I was tired from the night before and working all day Saturday but thought I could handle going out and hearing some strong acoustic music. I met up with my cousins Jessica Pearson and Caleb Pearson and we had a fantastic dinner at !Duino! (Duende).
Just before 8 we wandered over to the bean and Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter sat and sang and played acoustic guitar. He opened with a song from his upcoming EP. Threaded is a strong song with a subtle and intense lyric. He went back to his Causality album for a cool version of Great Filter. Another new one called The Endless War seemed appropriate for our times. A new one that I had not heard yet, or maybe once a while ago, called Faded Movie Reel was very cool. He pulled out a cover and stunned the room with Pink Floyd’s The Gunner’s Dream. I missed the name of the next song but the one that followed was called Leonard and was a celebration of the life of Mr Cohen. He was going to end the set with his epic version of Round Here but Joe was running a tiny bit late so he tossed in the Great Escape. I love that song and all of his songs and am so glad I went.
It did not take Joe Adler long to get set up with his acoustic guitar and spacey sounding telephone. He played an epic 17 song set and almost all the songs were covers. He opened with a Radiohead song I did not know then rocked out Burning Down The House. A song that may be called I Hate Love followed then he pulled out The Kinks song I’m Not Like Everybody Else. Leonard Cohen’s In My Secret Life followed. He played a couple that I did not know, but enjoyed, then played the classic One World (Not Three) from the Police. The set continued with a song about a man of many hats then he played a couple of his solo songs. Mirror Mirror rocks hard even when played acoustically and Coffee And Eggs is pretty cool. The Future by Leonard Cohen was just great as was the acoustic version of Joe’s classic Brothers And Sisters. He stayed with Leonard for Famous Blue Raincoat. Tom Waits Mr Siegal was pretty great then he wrapped the night with a song about how friends can easily slip away.
I ducked out pretty quickly then took the lovely walk home.
I took the Jeremy pic and Luke Awtry Photography took the Joe pics
Joe Adler pic by Luke Awtry photography
Joe Adler pic by Luke Awtry photography
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.
Binger pic by Tim Lewis
Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be heard over the air on both sides of the Champlain Valley or from the Facebook link above. It will go as follows:
Song Before: Red – King Crimson
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. There is a ton of great music happening this week and it’s almost all on Saturday. Let’s begin with a band who are a local treasure.
1.) Cancer – SWALE
2.) Mother’s OK – Split Tongue Crow
3.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
4.) Jessie – Danny LeFrancois
I saw Danny a couple of weeks ago play with The Parts at Manhattan. They opened with that song. He just sent me his solo album The Ghost Of Kevin Bacon and that one jumped out at me. Wren is another local treasure. Great song from Crow and gorgeous song by Swale. I want to take a moment to say how professional our local doctors are and to give a shout out to all the wonderful nurses in our town and all around our planet. You are amazing and do wonderful work. OK, let’s play the final song on Shovel Down, even though it’s not listed on the album.
5.) Just Open The Door – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
7.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
8.) Brainwashed Nation – The Snaz
I think the Snaz have a new album but I have not checked it out yet. That’s an older classic. I love to play the Sarah song in the middle of winter and dream of summer. Apartment 3 are releasing their new album Saturday night at ArtsRiot. Great song from Seth. I’ll have to start a new album next week. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring WBKM.ORG. The Snaz will play there Saturday and open for this next artist.
9.) I Can’t See the Light – Marco Benevento
10.) Follow The Arrow – Marco Benevento
11.) Worlds Are Colliding (George Is Getting Upset) – Sad Turtle
12.) The Big One – The High Breaks
The High Breaks will bring their surf rock sound to Finnegan’s on Saturday and Turtle will open for them. Marco is just going to rock Higher Ground on Saturday. Also on Saturday, The Nancy Druids will rock The Monkey House. Sean Toohey and Ann Mindell used to play in Envy and Sean used to play in this next band so their show will sound a little like these next two songs.
13.) Jet Pilot High – The Red Telephone
14.) Falling In And Out Of Sleep – Envy
15.) Nothing In This – The Mountain Says No
16.) Give Love – 1881
That’s another great song from their Action EP. Mountain will release their new album Golden Landfill soon. Classics from Envy and Red Telephone. Last weekend was fun, I got to see Joe Adler and Binger Friday and Jeremy Gilchrist and Joe Adler on Saturday. It sounded a bit like this.
17.) Relax – Joe Adler
18.) Resurrection In Sanskrit I – Binger
19.) If I Knew – Binger
20.) Letter From The 21st – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
Jeremy did not play that song, but it’s one of my favorites so I had to play it for you tonight. Binger played Resurrection and If back to back and made them sound great. Joe played a great version of Relax. OK, let’s pull out a fun song from the ’90’s.
21.) On My Way – Hover
22.) Way With Words – Kat Wright
23.) Sally – Daniel Waterhouse
24.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara
I love that song from Hana, and everything else that she does. Cool song from Daniel. Great song from Kat and the band. Hover were so much fun. OK, let’s play another song from Golden Landfill.
25.) Game Of Thrones – The Mountain Says No
26.) Waiting – Mr. Doubtfire
27.) Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians
Great song from Siberians. Doubtfire have been rocking our town a lot lately and are writing lots of new songs. Hmmm, Mountain. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
28.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
What Color Is God? – Fish
Peace – A Beginning – King Crimson
The Devil’s Triangle (Merday Morn- Hand of Sceiron – Garden of Worm) – King Crimson
Peace – An End – King Crimson
Heat Of The Moment – Asia
Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
Love Is Everything – jane siberry
King Of The Mountain (live) – Kate Bush
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
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
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?
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
Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM can be heard from our Facebook page link, or over the air. It will run from 9-11pm this evening and will go as follows:
Song before: No Plan – David Bowie
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by thanking the wonderful Higher Ground for sponsoring our station. With the upcoming change in Presidents a lot of us are feeling anxiety. Hopefully, tonight’s show will confront that anxiety and help steel our nerves for what is to come.
1.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand
2.) I know Right – The Mountain Says No
3.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
4.) Lion Tamer – Carraway
Now that the lions will soon be in charge we are all going to need to learn to become lion tamers, in a loving caring way. Great new song from Suburban. They played at The Monkey House last night. That’s a great new song from Mountain from their upcoming album Golden Landfill. That’s an early mix but sounds so cool. Great song from Grand. OK, let’s play the next song on Shovel Down, the album I’m playing all the way through song after song week after week.
5.) The Violent Strain Of My Broken Heart – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) The Mime – Joe Adler
7.) The Road – Anders Parker
8.) Machu Picchu – The Mountain Says No
Wow, they really had to climb the heights to create that one. Thanks Mountain! Anders played an amazing show at ArtsRiot last Friday. His version of that song was stunning. It’s pretty great on album too. Joe played at Radio Bean a week ago Monday and reminded me how great that song is. Great song from Seth. OK, with lots of fake news about and an incoming President who speaks in vague generalities and when he does cite facts, is usually wrong, it’s pretty scary and makes this song sound appropriate.
9.) Barbie’s Plastic Army – REDadmiral
10.) Nicky Says – Black Rabbit
11.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
12.) Get Out Of Your Own Way – Kelly Ravin
Great song from Kelly’s new Bonneville album. He and his band the Welterweights opened for Anders last Friday. Doubtfire played at the Monkey last night. Rabbit nicely sing about the countdown to meltdown. Sadly appropriate song from Admiral. OK, here’s another Anders song. He wrote it about the W Bush years but is seems it will be appropriate again soon.
13.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
14.) You Say You’re Alive – The Mountain Says No
15.) Devil’s Right Hand – Swillbillie
16.) 8 Long Years – 1881
Great new song from 1881’s Action EP. Hopefully, it will be four. Swillbillie will play at Nectar’s on Saturday. Another stunning new Mountain song. What a great rocker from Anders. OK, let’s play another new Mountain song. I’ve been waiting a long time to be able to play this one.
17.) Glazerbeam – The Mountain Says No
18.) Waterlanding – SWALE
19.) American Proxy – The Hero Cycle
20.) The Possibility Shop – The Red Telephone
No matter what happens in the next few years, there will be tons of possibilities. Let’s consciously make decisions to try and make choices that are good for us and our communities at all times. Great song from Hero. Swale are playing with a ton of other local bands at The Monkey House tomorrow. Everyone is playing country songs so that should be fun. I love that Mountain song. OK, as we stand at the abyss of a new administration this song seems appropriate.
21.) Into The Void – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
22.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
23.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
24.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey MUSIC
That is a great song about lashing out at an idea that seems to be coming back into power. Great song from Francis about standing up to racism. Sadly still appropriate song from Death. Breaks are playing at Foam Brewers tomorrow. This song is about fighting for the American Dream.
25.) American Dream – Doll Fight
26.) Upstream – The New Siberians
27.) Back Home – Eastern Mountain Time
28.) Babies To War – Milton Busker
Great song from Milton. Yes, let’s not send our babies to war anymore. He and his band The Grim Work played at Light Club Lamp Shop last weekend. Eastern are at the Monkey tomorrow. That’s a great new song from them. Great songs from Siberians and Doll. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
The Great Unraveling – Fish
Willow i & II – Tyler Daniel Bean
Nothing In This – The Mountain Says No
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
Not I – Andriana Chobot
King Of The Mountain (live) – Kate Bush
Last American Right – The Cush
Forgotten Sons (live) – Marillion
Block – The Church Band
Be Like Ryan – The Mountain Says No
Whole World Hangs – Anachronist
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard
Charlie Messing at Radio Bean pic by Tim Lewis
I had a great time seeing music at Radio Bean last Monday. It was an early work day so I had plenty of time to hang at home for a bit before making the lovely walk downtown. Charlie Messing was playing a show to benefit the Coalition for a Livable City and I arrived just before the 7pm start time. The room was pretty full when he got up to sing and play acoustic guitar. I think he played one or two of his own songs, which I somehow had not realized existed and will have to check into, but most of the set was covers of older songs that I had not heard. He has a deep rich voice and his guitar playing looks complicated and sounds simple. I’d seen him play a song or two now and then, and saw his experimental band once, but had never had a chance to listen to him sing and play for a full hour. I’m really glad I was there. He played a song about moving day. He played a song about long John blues. Johnson City Blues was fun and so was the spooky Tom Waits song Yesterday Is Here. The Dee Clark song about friends was a bit more rocking as was Dylan’s Absolutely Sweet Marie. His version of Fats Domino’s I’m Ready was pretty great. I missed the name of the next Dylan song but the refrain of “all of us fill our lives with things we don’t need” rang true. The story of how we in the north refer to a small town as east bumfuck whereas people in the south would call it Ditty Wah Ditty was a fun intro to the Bo Diddley song. Michael Hurley’s Eyes Eyes was a favorite of Johnnie Day Durand, John Townsend and the rest of the room. An original song about birds gotta whistle and corns gotta grow was nice. At this point the next performer had not arrived so he kept on playing. Richard Thompson’s Al Bowly’s In Heaven was cool and had a great story before it. I missed the name of the jump band song that followed but it was fun. He played a couple more as the next act got in and settled. The song about reefer and beer was fun and went over well. He closed with a song from the 1920’s that was about being in dreams. It was a very fun, and informative set.
Joe Adler took the stage with his card deck acoustic guitar and was joined by Tucker Hansen on violin. Joe’s playing is smooth and strong and the violin gave the sound a nice flow. Joe’s voice is deep and rich and the show was a pleasure from first note to last. I did not know most of the songs they played at the beginning of the show but really liked them. The fourth song of the set was a great version of Tom Waits Jockey Full Of Bourbon and in the fifth slot they filled me with joy when Old Mary rocked the room. They played a couple more cool songs then did a fun cover of Atlantic City. From there they went into a few of Joe’s magnificent songs from his solo album. Brothers And Sisters made my heart soar like it always does and The Mime just rocked hard. Spit ‘N Fire Blues jammed hard then they closed with Tom Waits House Where Nobody Lives.
I said a coupe of quick goodbyes then headed out for the happy walk home.
Joe Adler and Tucker Hansen at Radio Bean pic by Tim Lewis