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Radio Show 270 Thursday August 16, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Binger at Robot Dog Studio

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday August 16. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM. It will go as follows:

Song before: You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with one of the catchiest new songs in town.

1.) Crimson – Julia Caesar
2.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
3.) Real World – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
4.) Felon – SWALE

What a great song form a great band. I want to extend my condolences to Tyler Bolles ,who plays bass in the band. He and Daniel Bolles and their family just lost their father. I know how hard that is and I wish you all the best. Great song from David and the band. The library tour continues. They will be in Hyde Park on Friday and Montgomery Center on Saturday. I saw Francesca play that lovely song yesterday before getting rained out. Great song from Julia. So, the other band who was supposed to play yesterday was Binger. They had to cancel but we can still hear them live. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Check Your Pockets – Binger
6.) Buttons – Binger
7.) The Wind – Binger
8.) Abstraction – Binger.

Thanks Binger for being so amazing. Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work and thanks Ryan Cohen for everything. OK, so last week I some some pretty trippy music, including this band.

9.) Squish’s Boogie – the le duo
10.) The Toy – Hana Zara
11.) All Is Clear – Big Blood
12.) As Glass – Wren Kitz

I caught Wren and Big blood play cool shows at the Tarrant gallery on Friday. I caught Hana play a beautiful set on Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. The Duo played as a quintet at Deli/126 on Friday. OK, let’s play some new and old classics.

13.) Terrarium – Vedora
14.) Make It Work – The New Siberians
15.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Frosty Pink Skies – Miku Daza

Miku and Julia Caesar will rock the Lamp shop tomorrow. Great new song from Phil. Great slightly older song form the Siberians. Great even slightly older song from Vedora. I caught these next three bands at Higher Ground last Saturday after seeing Hana.

17.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS
18.) Bacchus D – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
19.) Lunacy – Cave Bees
20.) The Other Iron Sheik – Doom Service

That’s the next song on the Uncanny Doom Service album that I’m playing all the way through song after song week after week. Bees and Jessica did a great job opening for Francis for the party to celebrate the release of their new album MSP3 Counter Attack. 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
Jack And Jill – Fish
Wheat Kings – The Tragically Hip
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
Above My Ground – Landlady
Wow – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Bowie On Fresh Air – Ouzkxqlzn
Time – David Bowie
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Tantalized – The Church
Firth Of Fifth – Genesis
Heavy – Clever Girls
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
CO2 You Later – The Tsunamibots
regular awesome programming

 

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End of the Ramble concert with Julia Caesar, Barbacoa, Heloise, A2VT, Father Figuer, T-Rextasy, Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme and The Red Newts at the Old North Ender July 28, 2018   Leave a comment

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Julia Caesar

I had a great time seeing music last Saturday near the corner of North Street and North Avenue. Their had been parties all day long as people Rambled through the Old North End of Burlington.

I got out of work at 5:30, did a quick turnaround and was at the show about 20 minutes after the 6pm start. I wandered to the front as Julia Caesar were set and ready to go. They opened with the last song on their new EP Heavy Flow. Hear Me Now is just gorgeous and let the vocal work shine. The song rocked nice and hard and the mood was set. They skipped the album for the middle part of the set and began the second song with a vocal round. Katy Hellman‘s voice led the way while Liz and Meg filled the song with beauty. It was a cheery song about dying alone and featured some sweet harmony guitars. Liz moved to the drums for the next song which was about being washed up on your shore again. Steven returned the guitar to Liz and went back to the drums for a song about swirling and twirling and being in the sound. Towards the end of the song Meg let loose and intense guitar barrage. They wrapped up the set with the first song on the album, Falter, and the crowd was in a happy place.

I misjudged how long it would take for the next band to set up and got some food from one of the several trucks parked nearby. I took the first bite as Barbacoa hit the stage. I should have known better. Either way, I had fun rocking out to their dark surf songs. They began with a slower song that had a western flavor. Kirk Flanagan was rock solid on the bass, Bobby Hackney Jr. hit the drums fast and hard and Bill Mullins is one of the most incredible guitar players you will ever see. The next song had a bit of a Ghost Riders In The Sky vibe then they rocked out Strawberry Fields Forever. The songs were all instrumental, give or take a few whoas. They followed with a fast one and followed that with a faster one, that had a nice breakdown in the middle before ramping back up. The lit up the crowd with the closing Paint It Black then called it a night.

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Barbacoa

Heloise took the stage next and was joined by James Belizia. Her rich voice powered through the songs that were mostly prerecorded. The live bass added a bit to the mix. They began with a song song song about light and shadow then followed with one about how it’s hard to be a lady in today’s society. Her voice sounded great and carried the songs. Since dance music isn’t my favorite, I headed over to the beer garden that was to the right of the stage. Without a speaker pointed towards it, the sound was a bit muted. As they plowed through the set they finally caught the crowd and got all of the kids and moms and neighbors dancing. It was fun to watch and it’s always nice to hear her sing.

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Heloise and James

As the next band set up A2VT entered the crowd. Singing to prerecorded music, the five men rapped and sang and got the crowd dancing. Their voices sounded great and the audience loved the dance moves. They played three songs, I think one was about how everything I do, I do it for my lady, and were lots of fun.

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A2VT

Father Figuer opened their set with a slow heavy song that perked up my ears. They let it run its course then started slow on the next one. They built it hard and shredded it to pieces. They followed suit on the next two and wrapped up the too short set with a blistering guitar scream. I’ve got to get to know their music better.

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Father Figuer

A2VT came back for another trio of songs that made the street dance. The last song of the set had a little extra to it and I enjoyed the sound. I think they sang Alima but I have no idea how to spell it.

Up next, T-Rextasy took the stage and lit in with some super tight quadruple vocals. The music was just as tight as they played rocking dance pop or nu wave or punk rock and whatever else they had in the mix. They opened with a song about new love then sang about a yellow jacket boy. They pondered the idea of a friendship or a relationship in Girl, Friend then sang about dinosaurs. They sang about punk rock and waking up screaming. The stage banter was really fun and they closed the set with a song about getting coffee. They had that mix of being delightful and impressive that made me happy.

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T-Textasy

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Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme took the stage next and closed the night with some fun covers. Emcee Fin had been entertaining the crowd all night long between sets and did some furious juggling until the band were ready to play. They opened with Ramble On and we were off. They played a funky version of a Dead song about one way or another then returned to Zep for The Ocean. Nicole’s voice was powerful and sounded great. They sang a song about not wanting to love you and possessing your body as the band began to shine. They played a slow bluesy song about not wanting to see you walk away from me then brought back the funk as they rocked steady. They dropped that into Immigrant song and the dwindled crowd rocked hard. They closed the night with Me And Bobby McGee and Nicole’s voice made it sound amazing.

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Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme

I was tired at that point but had another idea in mind. I wandered around a little and ran into one of The Tsunamibots who had a similar notion. We went across the street to Olde Northender Pub and chatted as the band got set to play. They mixed some old songs, classic songs and original songs and were lots of fun. They opened with a song about how you’ve gotta live for yourself that had a funky rock groove. They sang oh mama then played a song from the ’30’s that was remade in the ’50’s called Hot Dog. They sang about how men shouldn’t tell women to smile then rocked out Baby Please Don’t Go. They sang about the man in me then played an original about seeing the light. The band sounded great with serious drumming and a blistering lead guitar when needed. They asked Who Do You Love, then played an original about having the winter blues. I really liked that one and need to track it down. They played a song about how it ain’t murder then played a song about about not taking advice and writing a song to remind them to take advice, The next song rocked nicely, but I was done. I headed out and took the lovely walk home. I need to check out the Newts again soon.

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The Red Newts

 

Radio Show 268 Thursday August 2, 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 August 2. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I can seen you and you are amazing. You are beautiful. You can let that shine into our world at any time. Let out your super powers.

1.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
2.) Interstellar Kid – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
3.) Chosen Names – Julia Caesar
4.) Girl, Friend – T-Rextasy

Rex are from New York but stopped by town last Saturday to play at the Ramble showcase down by North st and North ave. They were so fun. Julia opened that show. Great new song form Jeremy’s new album Threaded. I love that new song from the Shakers. More about that in a bit. OK, here’s a delightful song from a delightful band.

5.) Red Rose – The Zii Trees
6.) Don’t You Wanna Know – The Thursday Torys
7.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
8.) Morning Again – Doll Fight

I miss Fight. They rocked so hard. Super cool song form Carraway. Great song from the Torys new album Future Folk. I’m sure I’ll get more on the air in the next few weeks. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service album. It’s cool that they tossed in a couple of clips of the Twilight Zone episode that this song was written about.

9.) Monsters Are Due On Maple Street – Doom Service
10.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
11.) Ornan – Dirty Blondes
12.) Chum On The Drums – Bee Bee Sea

I don’t know it for sure, but it really sounds like Sea are singing Ornan is a chum so I had to play it with the Blondes song to celebrate the wonderful person Ornan McLean. He’s been through more than anyone should have to go through lately. We love you Ornan. Great cover from Rabbit and great rocker from Doom. Is it really that easy to dupe us humans? Sigh. OK, relax, get nice and chill, get yourself in a happy mood and let’s go. Let’s take a dive into a new album called All Circles Vanish.

13.) Can You Take Me Back – The Dead Shakers
14.) Surfin’ Ain’t As Fun As It Used To Be – The Dead Shakers
15.) Headless – The Dead Shakers
16.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
17.) Websdr.ewi.utwente.nl-8901 – The Dead Shakers
18.) I Will Bow And Be Simple – The Dead Shakers

That is such a fun and trippy album. There’s a lot more to it but that’s a nice chunk. Thanks for being so amazing Kevin Bloom! OK, I’ve been playing a lot of short songs tonight. Let’s stretch out a little.

19.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland
20.) Lines And Spaces – The Cancer Conspiracy
21.) Purpose and Object – The Contrarian
22.) The Road – Anders Parker

That’s such an amazing song from Anders. Great song from Casey Rae. Cancer played around in the ’90’s and still do shows now and then. I’m not sure what’s happening with the Elephants now that Ornan is no longer drumming for them. Either way, that’s a cool song. OK, this next band played the Ramble show too.

23.) Gorilla Monsoon – Barbacoa
24.) Who Do You Love? – The Red Newts
25.) My Life In The West – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
26.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

I love that song from Whisper. David and the band are continuing their series of shows in Vermont libraries. They will be in Fairfax tomorrow and I may have to catch that one. I chose West for obvious reasons. After the show at the Ramble I walked the 10 or 20 feet over to The Old North Ender and caught some songs by the Newts. They played a fun version of that one and some cool original tunes that I will have to track down soon. Barbacoa are just amazing. OK, let’s take a deep dive into Heavy Flow, the new album from Julia Caesar

27.) Falter – Julia Caesar
28.) Nose Dive – Julia Caesar
29.) Ode To the River – Julia Caesar
30.) Hear Me Now – Julia Caesar

Such a great album from such a great band. It’s going to be fun to see where they go with it. OK, let’s play another new song from Jeremy.

31.) It’s Hard To Resist – Jeremy Gilchrist
32.) Parasite – Miku Daza
33.) Procession 1 – ROUGH FRANCIS

Such great songs from such thoughtful artists. 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
View From The Hill – Fish
Fully Completely – The Tragically Hip
Black, Blue, and White – The New Siberians
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
The ConstruKction Of Light – King Crimson
Heavy – Clever Girls
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Astral Traveler – Yes
Rusalka, Rusalka-The Wild Rushes – The Decemberists
I’m So Bored With The USA – The Clash
This Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
The Last Straw – Marillion
Addictions – Lucy Dacus
Mountain – Faun Fables
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 267 Thursday July 26, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Ivamae pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday July 26. You can stream it from the website or here WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lying Eyes – The Eagles

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of music. I missed you last week. I was on vacation and saw and bought a ton of music. Let’s begin with an artist I saw last Thursday at Ruach HaMaqom Synagogue.

1.) Intro/May 2017 – Adrienne Cooper Smith
2.) Oak Tree – The Beerworth Sisters
3.) Stars – The Zii Trees

Trees are so cool. I caught them Thursday at Radio Bean. I saw Julia Beerworth play with Josh Glass a couple of weeks ago and loved her voice and guitar playing. Adrienne rocked the electric banjo at the synagogue. More about the band that headlined the night soon. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance by Ivamae.

4.) Veil – Ivamae
5.) Changes – Ivamae
6.) Underheard – Ivamae
7.) Honey Bee – Ivamae

Wow, she is so amazing. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making the sound so great and to Phoebe Zorn for the camera work. Check out the video for Underheard on YouTube. OK, so last Thursday the mighty Julia Caesar released their album Heavy Flow at the synagogue. Here is a song from it. There will be more later.

8.) Crimson – Julia Caesar
9.) Like Beads – Anachronist
10.) Pillar Of Truth – Lucy Dacus
11.) Dumb Smile – Clever Girls

Clever and Lucy played amazing shows at ArtsRiot a week ago Sunday. Anachronist played a great version of that one the Friday before at the Tarrant Gallery by The Flynn. Julia are just amazing. OK, this next artist visited town once and then morphed into a new band. I’m hoping for a return trip soon.

12.) Veratrum – Piqued
13.) Frosty Pink skies – Miku Daza
14.) Ego – When Particles Collide
15.) Falter – Julia Caesar

Yet another great Julia song. Particles could be anywhere. I thought that song would fit well in that set. Cool song from Miku’s album It’s A Fairy Tale, and a lovely song form Piqued. This next artist is lighting Vermont media on fire with their tour to support local libraries.

16.) Enemy – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
17.) L Ron Hubbard – Humble Hero
18.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
19.) Nothing Important – Doom Service

That’s the next song from the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. I love the cosmic nature of that one. Cool song from Miku that we recorded a few weeks back at Robot Dog Studio. Humble finally released that song that is so fun, so I had to get it on the air. Great song from David. OK, let’s keep rocking.

20.) Earthquake – ROUGH FRANCIS
21.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
22.) F*ck the Alt-Right – Tetsuo
23.) Brave Coward – Green Chapel
24.) Sonic Boom – Bee Bee Sea

BBS came over from Italy and played a show at The Monkey House that I’m still reeling from. Chapel, Tetsou, and Grand played a killer show at Nectar’s a week ago Monday and all of those songs were played. Great new song from Francis! OK, let’s ease up a bit and jam out.

25.) Sideways – Binger
26.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys
27.) Hear Me Now – Julia Caesar
28.) Julius Caesar – The New Siberians

I just had to do the Julia Julius thing. I caught a couple of songs from Brayden Patrick Baird from the Torys last Friday. Binger are everywhere but will come back to us soon.

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:
The Voyeur (I Like To Watch) – Fish
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car – The Tragically Hip
We’ll Go Too – The Tragically Hip
Mel’s Rockpile/Lakeside Park/Anthem – Rush
Sign Of the Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Now I’m Here – Queen
Signify – Porcupine Tree
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Take Off – Bob and Doug McKenzie
Jacob’s Ladder – Rush
When Med Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Heavy – Clever Girls
Mimi On The Beach – jane siberry
OK, This Is The End, Eh – Bob & Doug McKenzie
Honest – Bob and Doug McKenzie
Regular awesome programming.

 

The Zii Trees at Radio Bean and Julia Caesar and Adrienne Cooper Smith at Ruach HaMaqom Synagogue July 19, 2018   Leave a comment

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Julia Caesar (regular configuration) pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music at Radio Bean and Ruach HaMaqom Synagogue. I ran some errands during the day, had some time at home to settle for a bit, then took the warm walk down to the Bean.

I got in and settled and The Zii Trees began to play. They opened with a song called The Outside and we were on our way. They are a keys/vocals and Ukulele/vocals duo who play songs with sweet melodies and fun changes. They sing together in harmony and the stream of consciousness lyrics fly out quickly in an enchanting way. They sang a song called Stars then one called Ribbons that may have been about wearing the colors of the sunrise. They continued to drop little slices of pop joy on us with a song about winter. Ella put down the Uke and picked up an acoustic guitar for the title song to the Red Road album. The song had a nice strength and they said the album version had an electric guitar. Marika’s keys sounded lovely on the new one that I think was about a world you haven’t figured out. They sang about watching from a distance then sang here comes the cold. They played a new song about a hotel pool where you’re born again with chlorine burns and advised that you close your eyes and glide. They closed the completely delightful set with The Tide.

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The Zii Trees pic by Tim Lewis

I bought a CD, took the warm walk home, dropped it off, then headed over to the synagogue. I arrived close to seven, hung out and chatted with Frank DeAngelis, then about 7:30 Adrienne Cooper Smith took the stage. The stark sound of the electric banjo was beautifully jarring and juxtaposed with the sweet sounding voice. The vocals were mixed down just enough that it was hard to grab the lyrics so I went with the flow. Late in the set a song started with no one knows and had a noir onset of night feel to it. I did not know the cover, and as the set wound its way to the end Adrienne began some blistering finger picking that lit up the packed room. It was a great way to end an intriguing set. I need to listen again soon. Very soon.

 

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Adrienne Cooper Smith pic by Tim Lewis

Some speakers explored ideas such as taking tangible steps to create racial harmony, paying nurses what they are worth so we can have great ones when we need them, and supporting migrant farm workers, since they do so much for all of us.

A couple of minutes after the last one finished, Julia Caesar took the stage. They opened with Ode To The River and Chosen Names of the Heavy Flow EP that they just released. Katy’s voice shone bright and strong and was glorious when mixed with Liz and Meg’s. Both played cool guitar parts as Katy drove the melodies with her bass and Steven rocked the drums hard. They played a song about winter and light going to gray then played a new song about hearing the harmonies. Liz leaned her guitar into the amp to bring out a subtle and sweet feedback sound that put me in a happy place. Meg and Steven switched instruments for Bricks And Bones and Liz played some keys. They returned to the regular instruments for a sing along clap along song about how we are dying alone. It was more fun than you might guess. They sang one about all falling down and feet touching the ground and drowning. Liz and Steven switched instruments for a song about being washed up on your shore again, then they returned to the regular instruments for Nose Dive. They closed with a rocking version of Falter that had Liz pulling all sorts of cool sounds from her pedals.

After the show I chatted with Peg Tassey and Rabbi Jan for a bit then took the short and lovely walk home. What a fantastic night

 

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Happy Spangler and The Nancy Druids at The Monkey House and Julia Caesar and Clever Girls at Radio Bean January 27, 2018   Leave a comment

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Happy Spangler pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music on Saturday January 27th. It was one of those days where there were six or ten great shows in town and decisions had to be made.

I got out of work and hung out for a bit then took the long walk to Winooski. I got in and settled at The Monkey House and realized that the first band on was one that I knew nothing about and really wanted to see. Happy Spangler took the stage for their debut show. With Barbara Richmond on bass, Kirk Flanagan on guitar and vocals and Michael Bradshaw on drums and backing vocals, they had a pop punk sound that brought me back through the history of Burlington’s music scene while firmly planting me in 2018. Kirk was a great front man and introduced most of the songs and they opened with one called Dave Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. They played a song about bringing you flowers when you wanted drugs. They played a song called Baby Please and one about breaking the night. They played the brand newest of the new songs called Never Let Me Go then played another love song. They sang about a sweet bit of honey and told the true story of having never seen it coming. They played a fun song called Hawks and closed the set with Elvis Costello’s Waiting for the end of the world. It was a great beginning and I can’t wait to see them again.

Up next The Nancy Druids began playing their gorgeous rock and roll music. They opened with the Sky all around them then brought us back to December. They played a powerhouse version of By Design and followed with the newish song Salvation. Just another day had that heavy rock stomp and Halo featured Ann Mindell‘s explosive drumming. They played a cool new song called Bitter Days (?) then took us on a walk through Vondle Park (?). I Can’t Remember Who You Were was epic and Sean went way off on The Space Between to close the night. They are an amazing band.

 

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

There was one more band at the Monkey House but I decided to try and make it to a second show. I walked back into Burlington and waited in line for a bit at Radio Bean. I had heard a lot about, but had never seen, Julia Caesar. I was still outside when they began but I could hear reasonably well and my first thought was Zola Turn. Their songs had nice melodies and rocked hard. I made it inside after a couple of songs and found a place to enjoy the rest of the show. The songs had a great strength to them and I reveled in their power. They played a song about the ground and a new one about a holy ghost. They played a song about being down below the ground and closed with one about hearing me now. I definitely need to see them again and get to know their music. They are amazing.

 

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Julia Caesar pic by Tim Lewis

Up next Clever Girls took the stage and kept it rocking. They opened with Tell Me No then shouted out the 1 2 3 4 intro to Loose Tooth. They played a new song I did not know but really liked then played an intense version of 45. They played more songs from their upcoming album such as Catch And Release and Loom. They closed the set with a heavy rocker that always gets me going. They are such a great band. I can’t wait for a new album so I can get to know their songs even better.

I didn’t hang out too long but did chat with a couple of cool people. The walk home was short and easy and I was in a blissfully happy place.

 

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Clever Girls pic by Tim Lewis