Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time April 13, 2017 over the air at 107.1FM and can be streamed at the Facebook page link for WBKM and will go as follows:
Song before It Can Happen – Yes
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Next Wednesday at The Monkey House there will be another Show Up Show to raise money for a good cause. This band will be one of the ones who play.
1.) Wooden Heart – SWALE
2.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
3.) Crown Jewell – Wren Kitz
4.) Ghost – Kelly Ravin
Kelly and Lowell Thompson will play the show up show with their band the Welterweights. This show will benefit Black Lives Matter. Wren will also play a set, and so will Swale. I tossed in the Crow song since it’s so beautiful. OK, here is the next song on By My Side.
5.) Who’s Your Fool? – Kat Wright
6.) Realization – Madaila
7.) Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
8.) Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians
What a great song from the Siberians. Depth are from NYC and will stop by Radio Bean on Sunday. Have you seen the video for Realization? It’s really fun. Great song from Kat and the band. This next singer is from MA but plays all around New England and visits us in VT on a regular basis.
9.) Blood From Your Gun – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
10.) Anytime (R & B) – jane siberry
11.) In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
12.) Break – Slingshot Dakota
Slingshot are from PA but stop by and play on a regular basis. Francis is from Scotland but lived in VT for a while and played a series of great shows at Club Metronome around the time he released the Man album. I saw Jane at Hunt’s twice many years ago, at Memorial once with the Indigo Girls, and once at Higher Ground several years ago. Thanks for sponsoring our station HG! Someone should bring Jane back, she is so much fun live. Hmmmm, Sarah. OK, this next band just released an EP called Drive By Fruiting.
13.) Once More, With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
14.) Harder – apb
15.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
16.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr Doubtfire.
I had fun seeing those three bands at Jim’s basement last Saturday. Another band called Ransom Smith played also, but I could not find any of their music, so I had to play a second Doubtfire song. It’s new too. There is a long history of punk rock in Burlington and it’s nice to know it’s still happening. For the next song, let’s go back to the beginning.
17.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
18.) No More Sex – Pinhead
19.) Oklahoma Road Rage – Crazyhearse
20.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
Rabbit and Crazyhearse could come out and play those songs at any time. Wards and Pinhead rocked us ’80’s style. Speaking of the ’80’s, I’d like to welcome Annmarie back to the WBKM airwaves for a show of ’80’s music that runs from 8-9 on Thursdays before my show. OK, this next band will rock Foam Brewers on Friday.
21.) Sea Chopper – The High Breaks
22.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian
23.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
24.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker
I love it when Milton plays that song. Wail rocked us in the ’90’s and Ninja were great back in the late ’80’s. Breaks always put on a fun show. This next band are playing tonight at SideBar.
25.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
26.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
27.) 25 Mile Per Hour Blues – Better Things
28.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
29.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
Great rockers from Seth and Anders. It was nice chatting with Brian LaClair of Better Things on Saturday. He’s helping to bring lots of music to the basement this year. It’s always fun to play Clever’s music. I’ll likely play some next week too. Phil and the band are always fun. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
The Field – Fish
Cinema – Yes
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Turn Of The Century – Yes
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Hearts – Jon Anderson
Glow Worm – The Church Band
Every Little Thing – YES (official)
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
Heavy Psych – The Cush
Soon – Yes
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
WBKM pic by Tim Lewis
Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM went as follows:
Song before: Alone – Children in Paradise
From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by thanking Higher Ground for sponsoring us here at the station. They have Smooth Antics playing tomorrow if you want to check that show out. There has been a lot of music about lately so let’s begin with a guy who played a solo show last Sunday at Radio Bean.
1.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
2.) Make Me See Stars – The Lonestar Chain
3.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
4.) The Last Of The Unplucked Gems (live) – The Tragically Hip
I saw music Saturday night and Sunday night so it was not until Monday that I watched the full last concert from The Hip. It was powerful and poignant. The have played in town many times and have played all over Vermont. All of their shows were great and they put a ton of beautiful music into our world. I cannot thank them enough. That new song from the Siberians has been stuck in my head since the album came out. I see no signs of it stopping soon. Great song from the Burette Douglas solo band. I love that Phil song and it was cool to see the stripped down show on Sunday. OK, here is the next and last song from Giant Places. It’s been so warm and sunny and everyone is driving around with the windows down.
5.) Windows Down – Lendway
6.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
7.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
8.) Love, Like Language – Happy Abandon
Happy played a stunningly great show at Foam Brewers last Friday. Homes followed and put on a great show too. Milton has a brilliant new album and is playing next Thursday at the Fairgrounds (???). OK, let’s rock. Better Things just released a new album called Getting Worse. This is the fist song.
9.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things
10.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
11.) Lunacy – Cave Bees
12.) Ex-Files – Better Things
I’m psyched to check out Better Things on Saturday at 242 Main. I just checked out their new album and it’s really cool!! Bees played a stinging show at The Monkey House last Saturday. They were joined by Black Rabbit and Zeus Springsteen. Rabbit closed with that rocking song. Hmmm, Better Things. This next band are playing Saturday at the Enosburg Opera House.
13.) StatistiK – The Mountain Says No
14.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
15.) U Thought U Ne Funk (intro) – DJ A-Dog
16.) Unveiled – Pours
I wanted to play the Pours song song for two reasons. One: It’s quite good and I like it. The second is that their drummer Chris Shar has had physical issues for years, and drummed his heart out for us for years anyway. He just started a Go Fund Me campaign to get a mobility device so he can get out and about more easily. He’s given a lot to us. It’s time for us to give back, if we can. DJ A-Dog passed away a few years ago but put a stamp on this town, and now there is a giant party every year for him. This happens all around town on Saturday. Tons of DJ’s and MC’s will play but a few bands, like Rough Francis, will play too. Forest Gray will play and this next band will play too.
17.) Colorful Girls – Dwight & Nicole
18.) Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
19.) Scared – The Tragically Hip
20.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara
Hana move to Nebraska a while ago but is back in town tonight to enchant us with her beautiful music. I love that Hip song and and they did a great version of it at the last show on Saturday. Arc just released a new album full of songs they keep playing in Burlington. OK, let’s celebrate the return of Hana with a set of her songs.
21.) Santa Anna – Hana Zara
22.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
23.) Meghan’s Song – Hana Zara.
I love her music and her imagery and the way she lets her songs unfold around us. OK, time for a couple more. Let’s go out in style.
24.) Grace Too (live) – The Tragically Hip
25.) New Orleans is Sinking (live) The Tragically Hip
I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Where In The World – Fish
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
Putting Down – The Tragically Hip
Machine – The Tragically Hip
regular programming song after O’er The Green Mountains – Jon Anderson
I just got back from Radio show number six. Aside from a few songs distorting a bit and a dry mouth, Marco Rubio moment, I think it went pretty well
Song Before: Soon – Jon Anderson
From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Tonight I’m going to cheat and open with an English artist singing a song about Ireland, but when he sang it in Vermont, it really rang true.
1.) O’er (the green mountains) – Jon Anderson
2.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
3.) Directly – Construction Joe
4.) Star – The New Siberians
Talked a bit about Ninja and Brendan Devitt going solo and teaming up with Ted Pappadopoulos to form the band. Talked a bit about seeing Construction Joe a few times in the ’90’s and liking them, and finding a couple of cool songs on their CD. I talked about how smooth and elegant STC are and how I’ve enjoyed seeing them play, whenever I get the chance. I talked about getting Mom a Jon Anderson album once and her liking it. I talked about she and dad and I going to see Jon Anderson in Woodstock and how the sun lit up the green mountains. I talked about how the angle of the sun had moved and winter is behind us and spring ahead. I dedicated the next song to Carol Hausner
5.) Angle of the Sun – Peg Tassey
6.) In the Garden of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
7.) Somewhere over the Rainbow – Aaron Flinn
Talked about sometimes when you play a lot of your music to an audience that does not know you, sometimes a cover can put your sound in context with a song the audience knows. I mentioned the In Rainbows/OK Computer show coming up at Nectar’s on Saturday, and the Damn the Torpedo’s show at Signal Kitchen next Thursday. I talked about how Francis moved to Vermont in 1998-1999 and worked out some music and played it a few times at Metronome. I talked a bit more about Peg, then talked about how when I was young, local music was just so so. A couple of bands came along to try and break that. Many bands have learned from those bands and that is why music in this town is so good. I went back to the source with:
8.) Almost Human – Pinhead
9.) The Blackout – The Static Age
10.) I Don’t know what to Believe – The Red Telephone
Talked about how Red Telephone got singed by Warner Brothers but nothing happened, but at least they wrote a great song about it. I talked about how there is so much great music in town, that I hope someone else breaks through. Grace Potter and Phish are cool, but more bands should get that big. I talked about Marie Claire Johnson playing with the Static Age and a few bands since, and I talked about Bobby Hackney playing drums for SA and now being in Rough Francis. Will they be the next one? Talked about seeing Pinhead at Memorial opening for the Psychedelic Furs. Talked about how many think the next singer is one of the best songwriters and singers in town:
11.) Sail the Sea – Gregory Douglas
12.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
13.) In the Pines – Vedora
Talked about Vedora rocking hard at Nectar’s last week, talked about seeing Wide Wail in the ’90’s and mentioned the song title for the Gregory’s song.
Let’s do it again next week, shall we?
Song After – was supposed to be The Chain – Fleetwood Mac, but ended up No One Listen – Ray Davies. I played the Chain after.