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Radio Show 220 Thursday August 10, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this WBKM Facebook link. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time on Thursday August 10th and will go as follows:

Song before: The Sound Of A – Alice Cooper

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a local classic.

1.) North Hyde Park – Hover
2.) Crazy – Clever Girls
3.) What’s To Become Of The Meaning Of Love – Daniel Romano
4.) Beach Day – Looms
5.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown

Last Saturday I got to see Clever Girls play at The Monkey House with Looms and Hammydown and last night I saw Clever Girls with Daniel Romano at ArtsRiot. Tomorrow Clever Girls are playing at the Tarrant Art Gallery as part of Exhibitionists: Clever Girls at 5pm. OK, let’s play the last song on the Action EP.

6.) Everyday Weekend – 1881
7.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
8.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
9.) Epic – Laureate

Laurieate will come visit us on Sunday for a show at the Monkey House. I haven’t seen Grand for a while and hope to catch up with them soon. They are such a fun band. The Kids are at Higher Ground tonight and always put on a great show. Great song from 1881. I hope you enjoyed listening to all of the songs on their Light’s, Camera, and Action EP’s. I’ll start a new album to play song after song week after week, nest week. These next two bands will be at the Monkey House on Sunday too.

10.) From Here – The Red Summer Sun
11.) Ex-Files – Better Things
12.) Surf Showdown – The High Breaks
13.) The Territory – Hana Zara

Hana has a new album together called Where Amanda Is King. She just launched a Kickstarter to raise money to get it mastered and printed. She writes such great songs and I’m sure the new album will be terrific. The Breaks played at the Summervale festival in the Intervale earlier today. Great songs from Better and Summer. Here is a cool song that I have not heard in a while.

14.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
15.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
16.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone
17.) The Drone – The Cush

The Cush have played many stunning versions of that song in our town over several years. Great song from Telephone who evolved out of Envy. Hero appeared for a year or so and went away but left us with some great music. I have not seen Western in ages but they put on some great shows in the 2010’s. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
19.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
20.) Alcohol Injection – Lord Silky
21.) The Path – Savage Hen

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Hen. I may have to go check them out in a couple of weeks. Silky just put out a new album and play stunning rock shows. Gas was Beano Parker’s side project and the Wards were his main band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
23.) The Wolves Are Coming – Suburban Samurai
24.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
25.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service

Doom have been playing some shows but I have not caught up with them in a while. I’ll have to change that sometime. As used to play some great punk for us but I have not seen them around lately. Samurai were in town a couple of weeks ago. Swim just played out west. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
27.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
28.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great song form David and the band who are playing all over Vermont right now, and are recording a new album. Great new classic from Dino. Anders will be in Montpelier on Friday and at ArtsRiot on Saturday. Rabbit always rock. Oh, and I had to play Freeway to set up the next two songs. 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
Whiplash – Fish
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Ronnie James Dio Medley – Metallica
Fireball – Alice Cooper
Delirious – The Church Band
Paranormal – Alice Cooper
Make It Work – The New Siberians
Rats – Alice Cooper
I Know Right – The Mountain Says No
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
Elevator – SWALE
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

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Radio Show 194 Thursday February 9, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be streamed from the Facebook page link above. It will go as follows:

Song before: Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been another cold and warm and clear and snowy week in Vermont. That does not stop us from doing what we do. I want to dedicate this first song to Rich Haskell and anyone who likes to get in their car and drive, no matter what.

1.) Driving All Alone – Danny LeFrancois
2.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
3.) Silence Kills – Secret Heliotropes
4.) I’ll get Wise – Anachronist

Great song from the central Vermont band. I’d seen Heliotropes listed on show bills but have never seen them. That may have to change. Great songs by David and Danny. OK, last week I finished the last song on Shovel Down so now I need to play a new album, song after song, week after week until it’s done. Let’s begin with the title song from the new album by Kat Wright Official

5.) By My Side – Kat Wright
6.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music
7.) Secret – Madaila
8.) Freak Out Friday – Rue M.

Rue pop up now and then to help us dance dramatically. Great song from Madaila. Myra is a true treasure. So are Kat and the band, as you will hear over the next several weeks. OK, let’s keep the flow going.

9.) Unveiled – Pours
10.) Strings – Binger
11.) Gazerbeam – The Mountain Says No
12.) The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian

Casey Merlin Rae used to sing in bands and write about music in town and was just back a couple of weeks ago to sing for the Rocketsled reunion. He was good friends with Sandy Pearlman and just put out an album of Blue Oyster Cult covers. That was one of them. Great new song from Mountain from the upcoming Golden Landfill album. Great songs from Binger and Pours. Since I just played a cover song, I think I will continue for the next set.

13.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
14.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
15.) Is It My Body? – Peg Tassey MUSIC
16.) ETI (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – The Contrarian

I just had to play another Contrarian song. Classic cover of the Alice Cooper song by Peg. Ninja always did some fun covers. That’s a great take on Pink Floyd. Great cover of the Rolling Stones song by Bridget. So, The Snaz just released a new album called Sensitive Man.

17.) Spit N’ Fluff – The Snaz
18.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
19.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) This Ain’t The Summer Of Love – The Contrarian.

The Francis song has the line about I thought it was the summer of love so I had to play another Contrarian song. Francis will play Higher Ground tomorrow and Blue Button will open. Snaz played there last week. Thanks HG for sponsoring us at WBKM.ORG. This next band are from Montreal but will return to The Monkey House on Sunday.

21.) Epic – Laureate
22.) Room To Grow – The Red Summer Sun
23.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
24.) Rejected – Black Rabbit

The last time I saw Laureate Rabbit opened the show. Doom and Red Summer are playing with them on Sunday. OK, let’s go back to the 1990’s.

25.) Sunflower Street – David Jarvis
26.) Who Do You Love? – The Red Newts
27.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
28.) God On Our Side – Wire Train

Back in the early ’80’s Wire Train came and played Hunt’s a few times and I had a great time seeing them. That’s a great cover of the Dylan song. Cricket are just so amazing. I should have played an original Newts song but thought that was fun, and I’m playing covers anyway. They are at Sidebar tonight. Great song from Dave. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
So Fellini-Lucky-Internal Exile-Market Square Heroes (live) – Fish
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Running Hard (live) – Renaissance
Break – Slingshot Dakota
Stumble – Andriana Chobot
Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
ME 262 – The Contrarian
Black Blade (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Seven Screaming Diz-Busters (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Blow At High Dough (live) – The Tragically Hip
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Nautica, Black Rabbit, Wolvings, Blue Button and Laureate at The Monkey House February 14, 2014   1 comment

I had a great time seeing music last night at The Monkey House. The theme was anti-Valentine’s Day and the 5 bands rocked loud, fast and hard. I knew from walking home from work that the walking to Winooski would be a bit rough, so I allowed an extra 5 minutes. I walked in just as Nautica were starting to play. I spent the first song settling in and listening from the back. They played high energy rock and roll with some nice melodies. I moved up front for the second song and started to find the groove for their set. The three piece, guitar/vox, bass, drum, played Song 6 second, and it put me in a happy place. Most of the songs in the set will be recorded on the upcoming Winter EP. All of the songs were good, and they and a crazy fun energy. The black X’s on their hands were a testament to their youth, but they had nice poise and have great potential for the future. Their set was short, but lively and the last song rocked just a bit harder than all of the others.
After the set I chatted with Jeff LaBossiere and Phil Yates, but soon it was time for Black Rabbit. They hit the stage with a blistering Mark My Words and played a super tight, very intense set. Marc Scarano‘s guitar playing was stunningly fast, and the band had me rocking hard from first note to last. Tibbar Tibbar and Neutrino sounded great. In the middle of the set they played a song about lust. They followed with Carnage, and commented after that those two were a metaphor for marriage. Darlene Scarano seemed to rock even harder towards the end, and Mark Tomase’s drumming held the careening mass of music together masterfully. At this point, they are completely at the top of their game. They wrapped the set with New Rose and got cheers from the small but mighty crowd.
Wolvings followed with a fun set of heavy indie rock. It wasn’t quite Sabbath, but was heading there, while being quick, nimble and fast. They were as good as all the other times I’ve seen them, and I’ve been trying to get a handle on them for a while. Last night I was toying with the notion that they play anti-pop songs. None of their songs have ever stuck in my head, but every time I hear one of their songs, I really like it. Labels aside, they played their hearts out and rocked the place hard. The only song I caught the title for was Teeth, but I enjoyed every moment of all of the songs that I don’t know. I should go see them more to see if I can fix this.
Up next, a four piece Blue Button hit the stage with a wicked fast new instrumental. Frank was steady and determined on the drums, James Belizia and Eric Olsen swapped bass and guitar, and Jason Cooley played guitar and sang. Their fast heavy punk rock songs had me rocking from start to finish. Jake Styles and Samara Lark Brown were dancing hard for the whole set, but Luke Richer seemed to hang back a bit. My Bitter end rocked hard and highlighted the anti-Valentines Day theme. Hit was fun as always. I think the next one was new and it was really good. Destroying Everything They See was gloriously heavy. How it goes slowed things up a little, but We’re Closed might have been the fastest song played all night. Wow did they tear it up! Another really good new song ended the set, and I was in a complete state of bliss.
Laureate came down from Montreal to close the set. They played as a guitar, bass drums trio, with bassist and guitar player alternating vocals. Again, the music was fast rocking indie but they had a lot going on in the music. They sounded really good but seemed to have a little something missing. Perhaps it was the other guitar player who was not let into the US. Anyway, they rocked hard with what they had, played a nice version of Epic and I had a great time.
All in all, it was a really good night with really good people, playing and enjoying really good, really fast rock and roll. What more can you ask for?

Radio Show 49 Thursday February 13, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 49th local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I highlighted a lot of the amazing amount of music that is happening this weekend.

Song before: Freewill – RUSH

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. It’s cold and snowy the deepest part of winter. A lot of us are asking What’s in California? This is Joshua Glass on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
2.) Drunk On The Moon – Satori Bob
3.) Plugging Away – Sarah Emily Blacker
4.) Leonard Cohen – Violette Ultraviolet

VU played Radio Bean last weekend. I missed them when I was at Higher Ground for Lotus Land, with my brother Ken and Elephants of Scotland and Mike Wilhide. Tomorrow at the Bean a bunch of people are playing Leonard Cohen Songs. Whatever life throws at Sarah, she keeps plugging away. Since I was on the west coast anyway, I though I’d toss in the Satori song. Tomorrow is the full moon, and there is rock at The Monkey House, and tonight Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band are playing at the Bean and Spiritual Res are playing Nectar’s, and on Saturday is The Wee Folkestra at the Bean and ROUGH FRANCIS are filming a video. So, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. What do you consider sexy? A nice face and a nice body? For me, an alert working mind that appreciates people and art and science is sexy.

5.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future
6.) Magenta Man – Rue Mevlana
7.) Robots Making Love – Pinhead

That was such a fun Pinhead song, and fit in well with the Wave song. I’ve seen Rue a couple of times at the Winter Is A Drag Ball at Higher Ground (both rooms), and they are playing again this year. The Dirty Blondes rocked it a couple of times, and I was impressed by Rue. Some of their music is all electronic dance beat, but some songs have lots of nice drama. Next up is the next song from Maximum Soul Power. Coincidentally, the video they are shooting on Saturday is this song.

8.) Not A Nice Guy – Rough Francis
9.) Song 6 – Nautica
10.) Epic – Laureate
11.) Tibbar Tibbar – Black Rabbit
12.) We’re Closed – Blue Button

The last four bands are playing an anti Valentine’s rock show at the Monkey House tomorrow. I will be there. Wolvings are playing too and it should really rock. If that were not enough, Elephants Of Scotland have a new album coming out soon and they are playing at Nectar’s on Monday.

13.) Home Away From Home – Elephants Of Scotland
14.) Exit Strategy – Rue Mevlana

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

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promo

Song after: Thistle Alley – Fish