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Radio Show 54 Thursday March 20, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment




I just got back from my 54th local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I played some fast loud music.

Song before: Porpoise Song – The Church Band



From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Today is the first day of spring and we’re celebrating with a foot of snow on the ground. This next band have their new album done and two songs released. This is a brand new song called Endless Part 1 by Elephants of Scotland on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Endless (pt 1) – Elephants of Scotland
2.) Joyless – Swale
3.) One More Sunset – Violette Ultraviolet

VU just put out a new album called Exiles. They had it available to download for free, but I had to pay a little when I bought it today. The Swale song is from an album that’s just about to come out, and so is the Elephant’s song. Now it’s time for the next song on Dancing With The Big Guy

4.) Boredom – Ninja Custodian
5.) Rocket Surgery – BE AGGRESSIVE
6..) Waltzes With Wolves – Lee Corey Oswald
7.) The Goldfields – Choke Up
8.) Lost and Found – Dented Personality

I noticed Be Aggressive were coming up from White River for a show on Sunday. I worked until 7, got to the show at 8 and loved the 6-7 songs I saw them play. Portland Oregon’s Lee Corey Oswald followed with a rocking set. Boston’s Choke Up followed with a real punk rock set and Dented Personality, from Burlington, nicely closed the night. After that I went to see Rebecca Rogers and Diane Sullivan play in Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band. OK, enough new stuff. Let’s keep rocking, but head back a bit.

9.) Bulletproof Vest – Zola Turn
10.) The Mountain Says No – The Mountain Says No
11.) Sexy Flowers – Peg Tassey MUSIC and the Velvet Ovum Band
12.) Ornan’s Song – The Dirty Blondes

Becky and Diane sing with both the Blondes and the Drinking songs band. I wanted to play the Peg song in honor of it being spring. Mountain are playing at Radio Bean tomorrow and they’ve rocked every time I’ve seen them. I just love Zola. At the top of the show I said I downloaded two Elephants songs. If you thought I’d make it through the show without playing both, you haven’t been listening.

13.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland

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



Song after: Innocent Party – Fish


Be Aggressive, Lee Corey Oswald, Choke Up and Dented Personality at 242 Main and Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Finnegan’s   Leave a comment

Everybody's Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Finnegan's March 16 2014 photo by Kelly Tierney Longley

Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band at Finnegan’s March 16 2014 photo by Kelly Tierney Longley

Everybody's Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band leprechaun

Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band leprechaun

I got out of work at 7, and knew Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band were due on at 9:30, or 10. Something had caught my eye, and I though I had seen that BE AGGRESSIVE were playing at 242 Main. I checked into it and was correct. I sent a message to Jaw Knee Bee, and they were putting gear on the stage. I was out the door in minutes and walked in to some aggressive rock. They were playing as a three-piece with John on bass, Pete Bolduc ripping it up on guitar, and Keeth Maurice pounding out the drums. I caught 6 or 7songs, and had a great time. I was pretty stiff and cold when I walked in, but they had me in top rock form by the end of the set. Many of the songs were new, and all of them were good. Most of the songs made me work to try and catch up with them, which is always a good sign. I’m so glad I put the effort in.

I was pretty hungry, so as the last notes rang out, I booked down to Mr Mikes for a slice, then headed back. Lee Corey Oswald, from Portland Oregon, were on stage and rocking. The four-piece, two guitars, bass, drum rocked hard with pop sensibilities. They reminded me a bit of a heavy Longwave mixed with punk pacing. They played fast and hard, yet let the songs sprawl a bit, and play out however they needed to. The guitar player who sang had a pretty good voice, and the two guitars played through Marshall amps just rocked the place. I really enjoyed their set. I ended up buying a cassette (easier then carrying an LP for the rest of the night), so I will need to check about buying something in listenable form.

After their set I headed to Finnegan’s to see if EFIDSB were getting ready, but there was an empty stage. I found out they were supposed to go on at 10ish, so I headed back to 242 and walked in with Boston’s Choke Up on the stage. Also a 4 piece with 2 guitars, bass, drums, Choke Up played classic punk. It was loud, fast, aggressive and had screamed vocals. The band were super tight and took the songs through tons of changes. They were very comfortable switching speeds in the songs and had some nice harmony guitar action going in a couple of them. They played beautifully and had the small crowd bouncing around a bit.

When they wrapped up, I just stayed. The bands sets had been pretty short and the switchovers pretty quick. It was not long until Burlington’s Dented Personality hit the stage. With two guitars, bass, and drums, the four-piece played more straight forward rock songs with nice melodies. They were not as intense as the bands before them, but still rocked hard. While the songs could use a bit more complexity, they were fun and had me rocking for most of the set. The guitar player in the middle sang most of the songs, but the guitar player on the left sang one. It would have been better if the sound guy was at the desk to turn up his mic, but the place is small enough that you could hear him a little. After several cool songs, they got up from their instruments and sat on the front of the stage. They had us sit on the floor and one of the guys grabbed an acoustic guitar. The singer began singing, then the drummer sang the next part. All four alternated verses and choruses, and it really highlighted their talent. After that we all got up, they put the electric guitars back on and rocked the place hard two more times.

As the last note rang out, I headed back to Finnegan’s and Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band were on stage. This version of the band was pretty stripped down. There was an electric guitar player that I did not know, Matt Thorsen on harmonica, Matthew Stephen Perry on acoustic guitar, Buck on banjo, and the mighty duo of Diane Sullivan and Rebecca Rogers on lead vocals. I grabbed a Harp, not the instrument, and a songbook and joined in the singalong. They played the classics like Wild Rover, Bugger Off, and Jackie Wilson Said. Matt did a nice job singing One. Buck was in fine voice for Dirty Old Town. The whole show was pretty loose, but nothing but fun. They tossed lots of stuff to the audience and I ended up with a leprechaun statue, because apparently always showing up has some benefits. The bar was fairly empty, so most of the people that were there were there for the band, so there was a good spirit for the show. They wrapped the night with O’Paranoid and Beer Beer Beer, and a good time was had by all.

The walk home was cold and quick and I was asleep not long after arriving. Today is a 10 hour work day, but I will have lots of great music running through my head to keep me going. Thanks guys and girls!!