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Duck Duck Goose at the Courtyard Marriott and Clever Girls and Fever Dolls at Club Metronome March 16, 2019   Leave a comment

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Duck Duck Goose

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago at The Courtyard Marriott and Club Metronome. I worked during the day, did a quick turnaround at home, then took the long walk to Battery street. I wandered into the lovely lounge that feels like a living room and got a seat near the band. Soon enough, it was time for Duck Duck Goose to play.

The trio began a gentle version of Helpless with Julia Beerworth singing lead and playing acoustic guitar, Josh Glass playing keys and Aaron Flinn on electric guitar. They had a comforting sound. Up next, Aaron took the vocals and treated us to a rousing rendition of Miss Ready Blossom. Julia took the mic next to sing her song Tribeca then Josh treated us to What’s In California? I just love the strength of the melody of that song and really enjoyed the rocked out ending. Another fun song called Miles Above Me followed then Julia graced us with Angel Of Montgomery. Josh had some sweet piano licks on Scattered Birds and Aaron’s deep voice sounded great. Julia sang a gorgeous song that wondered if you will blossom then Josh sang a song about having nothing to do except love everything about you. They closed the first set with Julia singing lead on The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down. I got another drink and settled back in as they opened set two with One More Cup Of Coffee. I love that so many local artists cover that song and make it sound so different. Julia sang the song about the old Oak Tree then Josh sang about lovers on vacation in Adeline. Josh and Julia traded vocals on the one about nobody knows but me then Aaron dropped some endearing lyrics and killer guitar moves on Raise Your Hands. They closed the night with a fun version of Honky Tonk Woman and I was in a warm happy place.

 

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Clever Girls

I said a couple of quick goodbyes then raced over to Metronome. Clever Girls were on stage and rocking hard. I got settled and moved close. They lit into Loom and let it soar and I was in rock heaven. Owen has slow verses and huge choruses and rocked us hard. They followed with that epic new swampy song that I think is called Woman. I love the immediate feel of the song and love how it builds and rips at the end. They followed with another cool song then took us to lovely heights with Hannah Wants To See You. They closed the set with Heavy and rocked the club to the breaking point. They were as amazing as always.

 

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Clever Girls

I hung out for a bit and Fever Dolls began to play. They had a bright pop sound with hints of country and jam. They opened with a song called Turn Me Down that got a little cowpunk in the middle. They rocked out a song about it being a long way back to Oklahoma then played a song about having the power. As the set went along I caught a bit of a Meatloaf or Rocky Horror vibe to the music and I was in a happy place. After they wrapped it up they brought out the movie cameras and played one of their songs over the pa and shot a video with the singer in the audience. If you ever see it, and see a few long grey hairs flowing behind him, that’s probably me.

When that was done, I took the lovely walk home. It was another great night of music in town.

 

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Fever Dolls

 

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Radio Show 286 Thursday December 20, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake

intro

From our small city to the great big world,, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s almost Christmas, and I have a lot of appropriate songs on the way tonight, but let’s begin with the next song on the Grim Work album.

1.) Lost Cause – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
2.) Christmastime Blues – Jason Baker
3.) O Come O Come Emmanuel – Cricket Blue
4.) Hallelujah – SWALE

I love that version of the Leonard song with the fun lyrics of familiar Christmas characters. Lovely version of the classic from Cricket. That’s from a new album from Meadowlark Studio that was recently released. i have several of the other songs on that album on the way later. OK, let’s give you all a nice present. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Intro/May (Untitled) – Adrienne Cooper Smith
6.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
7.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Adrienne Cooper Smith – Adrienne Cooper Smith

The interview was fun and does not dwell on the titles. Thanks for that great performance Adrienne! I also want to thank Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great and Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video that is on Youtube now. OK, so I caught this band play this song at Nectar’s on Monday, and now I’m going to play it for you.

9.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
10.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
11.) It’s Christmas – Swale
12.) It’s Christmas – Physics Club
13.) We 3 Kings – Electric Halo

I love that somber version of Kings from Joe Adler. Physics are son funny. They will open for Swale at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday for what should be a fun and lovely holiday show. Will someone please finally get Mountain that sled? They’ve been asking for years. Hen are so fun. OK, here’s a song that will likely get played live soon.

14.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
15.) Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Josh Glass
16.) Winter Song – Julia Beerworth
17.) Silent Night – The DuPont Brothers
18.) Blue Christmas – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes

It’s so nice when they sing together. Cool version of the classic from Zach and Sam. Josh put out a local Christmas album a few years ago that featured his and Julia’s songs. There will be more from that album soon. Cool song from Swale. OK, here’s another classic.

19.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone Music
20.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
21.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
22.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
23.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn

Cool version of the classic from Aaron. Jackie and Josh’s voices sound so nice together. What a stunning performance from Cait. Same for Greg. I thought it would be nice to have a little more banjo in the show and Gordon is amazing. Here’s another classic.

24.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
25.) The Christmas Song – Yasmin Taybey
26.) Someday At Christmas – Dwight & Nicole
27.) Joy To The World – The UVM Hit Paws
28.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Fun version of the classic from Josh. I think that’s both versions intertwined from Paws. Cool new classic from the dynamic duo. Yasmin owns Meadowlark and does a nice version of the classic. Beautiful version of the classic from the singer from Nina’s Brew. OK, let’s keep the spirit going.

29.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark
30.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
31.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
32.) Baby Please Come Home – Josh Panda

Great huge rocking version of that song. That’s such a fun version of the classic from Linda. Joe were a classic ’90’s band and Samara is always amazing. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Awaken – Yes
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Images (Chapter 1) – Saga
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming.

 

 

Radio Show 281 Thursday November 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Milton Busker and the Grim Work pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm Eastern time on WBKM.ORG Thursday November 8. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Thrasher – Neil Young

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got a lot happening tonight, so let’s dive in. On Saturday, it’s the WBKM birthday party at Nectar’s. Here are some of the bands that will be playing.

1.) Fields Of Green – The Beerworh sisters featuring Julia Beerworth
2.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
3.) New York, My Lovely – Josh Glass
4.) Coconut Breeze – The High Breaks

Julia, Aaron, and Josh will play as a band called Duck Duck Goose. Matthew Bryan Hagen and Craig Mitchell will play some acoustic Prince songs. The Breaks will rock out for a bit and Seth Yacovone will close the night with an homage to Rust Never Sleeps. It’s going to be epic. OK, here’s a real treat. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
6.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
7.) Glad To See You Go – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
8.) Made Of Stars – Milton Busker And The Grim Work

I want to thank Milton and the band for that lovely performance. Thanks for making us sound great Ryan Cohen! Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the filming. You can find a video for Basement on YouTube now.

OK, I’ve got another treat for you. On Tuesday afternoon I spoke with Zach Tenorio Miller from Arc Iris about their new album Icon Of Ego. Here is the interview with him and some songs off the new album. Please note, Zach was in the middle of Kentucky in the wilderness when he called in. There is a double opening since we lost the connection at the beginning, but the rest is smooth sailing. Iris will be at the Stone Church in Brattleboro tomorrow and at ArtsRiot on Saturday.

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9.) Everybody’s Counting On Her – Arc Iris
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10.) Turn It Up – Arc Iris
Chat with Zach
11.) If You Can See – Arc Iris
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12.) Icon Of Ego – Arc Iris
Chat with Zach

Thanks so much Zach! Thanks to Ovi Horta for setting up the interview. OK, this next band will be at Rathaus tomorrow.

13.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
14.) Stumble – Andriana Chobot
15.) Garabato Funeral – Mal Maïz
16.) Get Out – Clever Girls

The Girls will rock Higher Ground on Wednesday. Mal will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you check that out, maybe check out Grain Thief at Light Club Lamp Shop earlier in the evening. Andriana will be at Foam Brewers tomorrow. OK, here is the last song on MSP3 Counter Attack. I will have to start a new album next week.

17.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS
18.) Jesse – The Parts
19.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band
20.) Black, Blue, and White – The New Siberians

Great song from the Siberians. Call was recorded live last week at Robot Dog. The Parts are at Sidebar tonight. Great song from Francis. 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:
Scattering Crows – Fish
Scared – The Tragically Hip
Judas – Steve Harris British Lion
I Wanna Go Back – Ace Frehley
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Hot Rails To Hell – Blue Oyster Cult
Two Weeks (‘Til The End Of The World – Grand
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Bitter Suite/Heart Of Lothian – Fish
Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
The Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
Janie Jones – The Clash
Hey Hey My My (Into The Black) – Neil Young
You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor
She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
Marsailles – Angel City
Village Fire – analog missionary
Purple Rain – Prince
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

Loida & Lenahan at Light Club Lamp Shop, Josh Glass & Julia Beerworth & Tim Swanson at Juniper and Serena Jost, Barbacoa and Freak Dream at Radio Bean October 6, 2018   Leave a comment

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Loida & Lenahan picture by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music around Burlington a couple of Saturdays ago. My friend Lisa Lavigne Tejeda was back in Vermont for the day and we made plans to meet up. She wanted to go see some music, and it was a day full of possibilities. In the last few weeks, since I do a local music radio show every Thursday and write about music a lot, several bands have contacted me about their shows in town. Three of them were playing that night.

I worked until 5, had a bit of time to hang out then headed to Light Club Lamp Shop. Loida & Lenahan were on stage and sounded enchanting as I tiptoed into the room and quietly ordered a drink. With keys and vibraphone the instrumental duo had a nice flow to their music. Julian Loida left the stage and Kelly Lenahan played a beautiful song on keys. She left after that one and Julian played a little Bach for Bachtober. He followed with a song in the style of synesthesia called Easter Trance that was magical. Kelly returned after that and they closed with a song lead by sweet keys over a quiet drone that may be called You’ll Be Missed. They were really good.

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Serena Jost pic by Tim Lewis

I took the long walk over to Radio Bean and ran into Lisa and Abraham. We hung out as Serena Jost took the stage with her cello and began to sing. I think the first song was It’s A Delight, since it sounded familiar. Either way, it was really cool. Her songs had a nice strength to them as she continued on and looked for a shooting star. She sang about being in the garden then played a Molly Drake cover called Happiness. She switched to guitar and brought up Dan Macklin (sp?) to help her sing the next one. I think it was about mysteries and walking in open doors.

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Tim Swanson, Julia Beerworth and Josh Glass pic by Tim Lewis

We took off after that song and headed to Juniper at Hotel Vermont. Josh Glass and Julia Beerworth were joined by Tim Swanson on fiddle, and they played some gently beautiful songs. They played a song about how you may see me tomorrow then one that went by in the blink of an eye. A cover of Dylan’s One More Cup Of Coffee had a nice dark edge then they played a Julia song about taking he dog for one last drive before putting it down. They played a great version of Josh’s song New York My Lovely then they played another Dylan cover that I think was Tomorrow Is A Long Time. They played another sweet Julia song called Wonder then Tim sang a song about Cassie. Josh sang a nice cover of Blackbird and they closed the set with Neil Young’s Helpless and the end section of LayLa. The whole set was very nice.

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Barbacoa pic by Tim Lewis

We zipped out the door and headed back to the Bean and kicked it up a notch as Barbacoa were on stage ripping it up. Kirk Flanagan drove the bass hard, Bobby Hackney Jr. drove the drums hard and Bill Mullins effortlessly let loose stinging guitar chords and sang some fun songs. They were playing a ferocious surf rock jam as we settled in. They followed with a cool version of Dragonfly and followed that with Mighty Have Fallen. I think they said that was the first time Bobby ever played it and he made it sound great, since he is so amazing. They went back to the surfing for a Sergio Leone sounding song with a whip snap ending. They tossed in a fun version of Love Potion #9 then played a song about when I rule the world. They played another great instrumental then pulled out Sweet Child O’ Mine. Someone yelled pulp fiction and they launched into Misirlou. They played it into If I Was A Rich Man then a full version of I Wanna Be Sedated, then brought it back to Dick Dale. They kept the uncommon sting of covers coming with You’re So Vain and Country Roads. They played a couple more cool songs and called it a night. It’s always a great time when they play.

Lisa and Abraham left at one point, but I hung out and soon it was time for Freak Dream. With an intense swirling visual background, the electronic rocking duo played a fierce show. The songs had a power and freakishness and I really enjoyed their set. They wrapped the night with a song about getting out and I left shortly after the final note.

What a great night of music in our town.

 

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Freak Dream pic by Tim Lewis

 

Radio Show 276 Thursday October 4, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday October 4. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: America Dreams – Jason Baker

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a drummer who plays in lots of bands and also has a marimba career.

1.) Oysters – Jane Boxall Percussion with Miriam Bernardo
2.) Number 1 – Loida & Lenahan
3.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
4.) Pancakes – Hana Zara

Such a powerful song from Hana. Serena will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. If you like that song, go check out her show. L&L will be at Light Club Lamp Shop that night too. They are a duo from Boston with synesthesia, so that could be an interesting show. Jane is amazing and Miriam’s vocals add a sweet touch. OK, this next artist will be at Juniper on Saturday.

5.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
6.) Comfort – The Beerworth Sisters
7.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
8.) Liar – Maryse Smith

Great song from Maryse. I hope she comes back to visit soon. Cool song from Bud. He will be at The Double E tomorrow. Julia Beerworth and Josh have a cool thing going, and will bring it to Juniper on Saturday. This next artist is playing a DIY show at a place called Red Car Party tomorrow.

9.) Not The Light – Adam Wolf
10.) Via Champlain – Some Hollow
11.) Drivin’ All Alone – The Parts
12.) What If – REDadmiral

The Admiral will be at Switchback Brewing Company tomorrow. The Parts will be at The Skinny Pancake Burlington on Saturday. Hollow will be at the Double E on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop on Tuesday.

13.) A Stranger Time – Chazy Lake
14.) Pale Blue Dot – Sputoola
15.) Suspended – J Bengoy
16.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa

Barbacoa will be at the Bean on Saturday. J will be at SideBar on Saturday. Sputoola will be at Magic Hat Brewing Company next Wednesday. This next band are from Vancouver and will be in town Saturday night at the Bean.

17.) Headphones (Fade Away) – Freak Dream
18.) Orange Like Water – The Cush
19.) Broken Stone – Stonefield
20.) Pork Fortress – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

I caught an amazing show from Rabbit at The Monkey House last Sunday. Stonefield are from Australia and came on after and were just amazing. The Freak song reminded me of the Cush so I had to play those two back to back. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Break A Leg – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
22.) Lay My Body Down For You – When Particles Collide
23.) Bad Choices Make Good Stories – Preece
24.) Getting Laid In New Hampshire – Better Things

Cool song with a nice warning alert at the beginning. That’s the title song form the new Preece album. That’s a new song from Particles from their Fade To Gold album. Great song form David. OK, let’s play the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

25.) Walk On By – ROUGH FRANCIS
26.) Walk In The Rain – My First Days On Junk
27.) In The Rain – Plan B
28.) We’re Gonna Fall – The Smittens

Yet another cool song from City Rock Dove. Classic from Plan B. Cool song from Urian Hackney‘s band and cool song from Francis. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Shadowplay – Fish
Fire In The Hole – The Tragically Hip
Black 17 – The New Siberians
Ydun – Faun Fables
Errol McSquisitor – Elephants of Scotland
Natural Science – Rush
Somewhere In Between – Kate Bush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
The Surprising – Deep Purple
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 266 Thursday July 12, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday July 12. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Take Off – Bob and Doug McKenzie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a singer who is working on her second album. I got to hear some of the songs on Saturday at On Tap Bar & Grill and am excited about where she is going with them. This is a cool song that she wrote back in middle school.

1.) Josie – Bethany Conner Music
2.) The Sun Still Faces The World That Turns Itself Away – Seth Yacovone
3.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
4.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music

It was cool to see both Troy and Bethany at On Tap last week. I caught Josh later that night and got to hear that lovely song. Great song from Seth’s Life At Nectar’s album. This next band is playing all around Vermont supporting local libraries. There was also a nice write-up in Seven Days about his album Book Of Zoo.

5.) Sugar and Cream – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
6.) Supernatural 0 Ryan Ober and The Romans
7.) Done Saving Bones – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) YDUN – Faun Fables

Faun came to visit us on Tuesday and played a lovely show at Light Club Lamp Shop. The Gators will be at Deli 126 tonight. Ryan will be at SideBar tonight. This next bad was at the Lamp shop on Tuesday and are releasing their new album It’s A Fairy Tale tomorrow at their studio.

9.) Parasite – Miku Daza
10.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maïz
11.) Check Your Pockets – Binger
12.) Worlds Are Colliding (George Is Getting Upset) – Sad Turtle

Turtle are at Radio Bean tonight. Binger just put out a new EP called Already Home and are taking it on the road. Mal will be at Nectar’s tonight. This next band will be playing tomorrow at the Exhibitionist series at the Tarrant Gallery which is part of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

13.) Say It – Anachronist
14.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
15.) Much Difference – Seth Yacovone Band
16.) Owen – Clever Girls

Clever are at Foam Brewers on Saturday and ArtsRiot on Sunday. Great new song from Seth’s album Thanks. Eastern are at Otter Creek Brewers today. This next band will be at The Monkey House on Tuesday and Rathaus on Wednesday.

17.) The Field – The Dead Shakers
18.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
19.) Procession I – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No

I loved seeing Mountain last Saturday at Finnegan’s. Great song form the new Francis album MSP3 Counter Attack. I may have to play a couple of mores songs form that soon. I’m going to let Scooby Doo introduce this next song.

21.) Miner Forty-Niner – Doom Service
22.) Voodoo Revengs – Savage Hen
23.) Big Box Law Enforcement – Rough Francis
24.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim
25.) The Crisis – Ninja Custodian

That’s a classic from Ninja and a new classic from Sink. Great new Francis song. It was cool to see the Hen at Finnegan’s last Saturday. Great song form Doom. Here’s another classic.

26.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
27.) Running To The Mirror – Alice Austin
28.) Walk On By – Rough Francis
29.) Sideways – Binger
30.) Earth Ain’t Dirt – Mycelium MC
31.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
32.) Sweet Dreams – Bethany Conner

That’s such a sweet lullaby from Bethany. Myra was at Summervale this evening. It was cool to hear the MC read a little at the Lamp shop on Tuesday. Great new music from Alice, Francis and Binger. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, oops, I just found out that I’m off next week, but we can do it again the week after and the week after….

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Songs after
Crucifix Corner – Fish
Lionized – The Tragically Hip
Broon’s Bane/The Trees – Rush
Symphony Of Light – Renaissance
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Take The Skinheads Bowling – Camper Van Beethoven
Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Janie Jones – The Clash
Tantalized – The Church
Forgotten Sons – Marillion
regular awesome programming.

 

Bethany Conner and Troy Millette at On Tap Bar & Grill, Julia Beerworth and Josh Glass at Bleu Northeast Seafood, and The Mountain Says No & Savage Hen at Finnegan’s July 7, 2018   Leave a comment

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Bethany Conner pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music in our community tonight. I worked a 9-5:30 shift then drove straight to Essex. As I walked up through the parking lot I could hear Troy Millette Music and Bethany Conner Music singing together. I got in and settled and Bethany left the stage and Troy continued his set. He told a story about truckers listening to his music and how the next song was #18 on an overnight long haul country station. Ghosts sounded great as he contemplated what was waiting on the other side after he died. He plugged his upcoming August 17th album release and said he would be opening for Live and Counting Crows the next day. His version of Round Here was unique and poignant. His in-between song banter was top shelf as he played a song called Brothers, which will be the first song on his upcoming album. He asked if we wanted a Beatles song or a mashup. Mashup won and he played a bunch of songs I did not know, but sounded vaguely familiar. I think he said there was some Taylor Swift in there and at he end had us let our inner Whitney Houston out. He closed the night with the first few verses of Freebird then dropped it into Let It Be. He is such a wonderful talent.

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Troy Millette pic by Tim Lewis

Bethany took the stage to a noisy food and drink ordering patio bar and fiercely cut through it with her songs. She played a song about being twisted and one about doing laundry for the first song and wondering if she was ever going to be able to make it through life. Her dad, Greg Conner joined her on the cajon on that one, and several others during the set. She played a heartfelt version of Linger then asked when you’re going to come around, you’re going to come around. Jumper was cool then she played a song from her upcoming EP. Believe in me like I believe in you was just great and had a nicely complex rhythm. Ho Hey was familiar and fun then she played a song about regretting nothing. She sang about colliding and how I love you when you’re singing that song. She reminisced about feeling like she would be anything you wanted her to be, but it had an eye to the future where that is not the ideal. Drops of Jupiter was cool and the Drift Away ending only made it more fun. Wonderwall was fun then she played a sweet old original called Josie. The A Team was fun then she went back to Train for Soul Sister. She played a very gentle version of Landslide then played an original about how she has seen the end and everything will be OK. A new song called Anchor was stunning then she sang about the one that got away. She sang about knowing what lay at the end of summer and not wanting it to end then played a cool song called Perfect. She played a short song from her first ep about sweet dreams and closed the 24 song set with Ex’s And Oh’s. I loved her new songs, her powerhouse voice, and can’t wait for the next album.

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Bethany and Greg Conner pic by Tim Lewis

I drove home, did a quick turnaround, then took the walk downtown to Bleu Northeast Seafood. Julia Beerworth and Josh Glass were on stage as I got in and settled. They were singing about how everything is about you. What’s In California lit me up hard then they followed with Here Comes The Sun. They played a sweet Julia song about a House On A Hill then closed the set with Dylan’s Oh, Sister. I chatted with Josh for a bit in the break and settled back in as he played a cool new song called Miles Above Me. Julia returned for a song about getting rich and buying our parent’s houses. Dylan’s I Want You was great but their version of One More Cup Of Coffee sent chills down my spine. They played another Julia song about an old Oak Tree, then played Angel From Montgomery. I thought they were kidding about playing some Zeppelin but Tangerine was sweet. It was getting late so I ducked out the door as they played Let It Bleed into Honky Tonk woman. They sounded so nice.

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Julia Beerworth and Josh Glass pic by Tim Lewis

I walked over to Finnegan’s and it was just about time for The Mountain Says No to play. They opened hard and heavy with Restaurant then released the glory of King Grifter. I Know Right rocked hard and Iron And Metal kept the glory factor high. Right Bright Lord was searing and Eggshell rocked hard. They throttled back a tiny amount for 3,000 Incubators then jammed out Ricky The Rider. They took us to incredible heights with Machu Picchu and eased back into searing territory with If You Lie. Gazerbeam started slow and had a nice build and they closed with a blistering version of The Bomb. It was so great to see and hear them.

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The Mountain Says No pic by Tim Lewis

Savage Hen followed with a set so heavy most metal became instantly jealous. They played songs such as Voodoo Revenge and Alabama Swamp Skin. They sang about seats that were taken and a clever girl. They took us to the edge of the world then spoke of Local Lore. They played a long song about the wolf and a 36 second song called Curtain Call. They hit us hard with one more before calling it a night.

I ducked out quickly and took the lovely walk home. I know I missed a ton of music tonight, but I caught a lot and loved it all.

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Savage Hen pic by Tim Lewis