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Ra0dio Show 283 Thursday November 29, 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 Eastern time Thursday November 29. You can stream it from the website or here WBKM It will go as follows

Song before: On The Air – Peter Gabriel

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with one of my favorite things. I hope it’s one of yours too.

1.) Love – Hana Zara
2.) Love Is A Word – The Smittens
3.) 80 Degrees In October – Jesse Taylor
4.) 1,000 Tiny Pieces – The Leatherbound Books

Lovely song from a lovely band. I just got Jesse’s album and it’s pretty cool. That’s the title song. Great songs about love from Smittens and Hana. More on that soon. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for another interview and live performance.

5.) Maybe There’s A War – Danny & The Parts
6.) Driftin’ – Danny & The Parts
7.) Why You Puttin’ Down That Phone – Danny & The Parts
8.) My Hands – Danny & The Parts

I want to thank Danny LeFrancois, Jackie Buttolph, Eric and Brennan for that beautiful show. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great. Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the film work. There’s a video for Driftin’ on Youtube. OK, a bunch of local artists just made an album to support the neonatal intensive care unit at the UVM Children’s Hospital. They call the album Big Tiny Love and here are a few songs.

9.) Something Beautiful – Kat Wright, Mr Chris, and Let’s Grow Kids
10.) If You’re Happy And You Know It – Steady Betty
11.) De Colores – Marcie Hernandez
12.) Home On The Range – Lowell Thompson Music
13.) Down By The Riverside – Bob Wagner

Such a nice collection of music and it’s for a great cause. Just Google Big Tiny Love and you can find out more about it. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

14.) Glad To See You Go – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
15.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
16.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner
17.) Coming Over the Hill – Radio Underground

It’s staying darker longer so I thought playing a song from Dark and Getting Darker would be appropriate. Thanks for the great song RU. I love that epic from Thompson. I caught Humble at The Double E last week and they played a great version of Breeze. Great song form Milton and the band. When it’s dark, there is still hope.

18.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
19.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
20.) Underheard – Ivamae
21.) London – Tom Pearo

Tom will be at Magic Hat Brewing Company on Friday. Ivamae will be at the New City Galerie on Sunday. Great songs by Joe and David. These next few bands will rock Big Heavy World on Saturday.

22.) Untitled Letter – The Silent Mile
23.) Liquor Stores – Why Nona
24.) Bury Me Easy – Real Talk
25.) When Life Sings – Days on End

It’s going to be a rocking fun time with those four bands this weekend. This next band will play Saturday at Rathaus

26.) Nothing Important – Doom Service
27.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
28.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians
29.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
30.) Olympus Mons – Phantom Suns

Great song from Suns new album Caldera. Cool songs from Mountain and Siberians. Druids will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Jungle Ride – Fish
Emergency – The Tragically Hip
Titanic Terrarium – The Tragically Hip
D I Why Why Why? – Bee Bee Sea
Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
Lost In The Supermarket – The Clash
Block – The Church
Kill The King – Rainbow
Hemispheres/Cygnus X-1/Closer To The Heart – Rush
The Gold It’s In The..- Pink Floyd
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

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Radio Show 256 Thursday May 3, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Carraway at Robot Dog Studio 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 May 3rd. It can be streamed from the website of here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before Changes – David Bowie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by welcoming Mike Luoma to WBKM. It was fun to chat with him earlier today. He’s helping with the programming and asked me to put together a file with some of the greatest local songs. I put 178 songs into it, but need to add more. Here are four of them.

1.) It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
2.) The Art Of Giving In – 1881
3.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
4.) In Waves – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah’s from Massachusetts but visits us often. I wanted one of her songs to highlight all of the New England bands who come to town a lot. Telephone grew out of the legendary local band Envy. That song is so sweet. 1881 are just amazing. Let’s Whisper always fill my heart with smiles. OK, here’s a treat for us all. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for some live music from a wonderful band.

5.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
6.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
7.) Kool – Carraway
8.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

I want to thank the band for being so amazing. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Carraway are playing Saturday at Higher Ground with lovelytheband. OK, this weekend all of Winooski will be taken over by hundreds of bands in a giant festival called Waking Windows. The rest of tonight’s show will be filled with a few of the local bands who will perform. Let’s begin with Kelly Ravin who’s album Engine is the one I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

9.) Telescope – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) Hang ‘Em High School – Barbacoa
11.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson Music
12.) Owen – Clever Girls

The girls will rock the Rotary stage in the middle of it all on Friday night. Barbacoa and Lowell will be on the main stage. Kelly will be at McKee’s. These next bands will play Friday night too.

13.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
14.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
15.) If I Knew – Binger
16.) The Big One – The High Breaks

The Breaks will be at Water Works on Friday. Binger will be at Four Quarters Brewing. Carol will be at Scout & Co and Wren will be at Lucky Cloud. These next two bands will play Friday night at Last Stop Sorts Bar.

17.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
18.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
19.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy

Cancer will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday and it’s nice to have that classic ’90’s band back in action, now and then. Francis will play the main stage on Saturday. This next band will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday.

21.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
22.) Hands – J Bengoy
23.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

Anais will be at the Methodist Church on Sunday. Swale will be there on Saturday. Francesca will be at Scout & Co on Saturday. Bengoy and the Shakers will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday. Well, that’s all the time we have tonight. I could do another hour and not get to all of the local bands who will play Waking Windows. Lots of national bands will be coming to town too so it should be completely amazing. 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
Raingods Dancing – Fish
Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Bring It All Back – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
The First of May – Colin Nicholas Clary
Go Ahead – farm
Lovely Day – gneiss
Palace Of Tears – Radio Underground
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Needle Gun – Hawkwind
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Rock And Roll Transplant – Derek Smalls
The Friends Of Mr Cairo – Jon and Vangelis
Heavy – Clever Girls
Jigsaw – Marillion
regular programming

 

Radio Show 251 Thursday March 29, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Mal Maiz 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 March 29. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Easter – Marillion

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with the second to last song on Black, Blue & White, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

1.) Julius Ceasar – The New Siberians
2.) Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
3.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara
4.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard

Beautiful song sung in French by Francesca. Great song from Hana about holding the hands of the ones you love. Cool song about the magic we all have inside by Jason and yet another great song from the Siberians. I’ll play the last song on the album next week and move to a new album the week after. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
6.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maiz
7.) Si Se Quema El Monte – Mal Maiz
8.) Clandestino – Mal Maiz
9.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maiz

I really want to thank Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band for that tremendous performance. Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, here’s a new song from one of my favorite bands.

10.) Loom – Clever Girls
11.) Cancer – SWALE
12.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes
13.) All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip

That was recorded on a Ferry boat just off the shore of Burlington many years ago. I want to send the Blondes song out to Matthew Thorsen who is battling cancer. Please contribute to the “Matt & Di Need a L’il Help” GoFundMe if you can. Swale will be at Foam Brewers on Saturday and ArtsRiot next Wednesday. Another great song from the Girls. I can’t wait for the new album. OK, this band are at Club Metronome tomorrow.

14.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
15.) Skybot – Blowtorch
16.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
17.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. Hen will be there too. It was fun hanging out with the neighbors by their fire last night and talking about local lore. Blowtorch and Swillbillie will rock Metronome tomorrow. This next band will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Here is a song from their upcoming album.

18.) First Blush – Paper Castles
19.) Play That Part – Lowell Thompson Music
20.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
21.) Mama – Ivamae

Ivamae and Wren will be at SideBar on Sunday. Lowell and Castles will rock Winooski on Saturday. This next artist will play at Hotel Vermont on Saturday.

22.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
23.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
24.) On Backstreets – Eastern Mountain Time
25.) Sad Song – Ouzkxqlzn

It’s so cool that Seven Days did such a nice feature on Ouzkxqlzn. Lauren Costello is just amazing. That’s a cover of a Paper Castles song. Eastern will be at Higher Ground on Tuesday. Bud will be at Nectar’s on Saturday at 7. Josh will play with the Beerworth Sisters around 8 on Saturday. 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 Company – Fish
Twist My Arm – The Tragically Hip
Cathedral – analog missionary
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Lady Of The Lake – Rainbow
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
You Can Love If You Want To – Peg Tassey MUSIC
What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
regular programming

Radio Show 239 Thursday January 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 US Eastern Time Thursday January 4th. It can be streamed from our website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: A Dark Light – Aram Bedrosian

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s winter time and the cold and snow are here. We just cruised past New Year’s Day and are diving into 2018. Let’s fill it with art and compassion and music. Let’s begin with an artist who just released a new song for the new year.

1.) Maria – Francesca Blanchard
2.) Mama – Ivamae
3.) Stormy Day – Robin Gottfried
4.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot

Andriana played a lovely show last Friday at Radio Bean and closed with that one. Robin Gottfried played a recent Thursday and I missed it but hopefully they will be back for a show I can attend soon. Ivamae played after Andriana last Friday. It was a great night. Great new song from Francesca. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

5.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians
6.) Raise Your Head – Gang of Thieves
7.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
8.) Safe To Say – SWALE

I spent New Year’s Eve at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Swale put on a wonderful show. Thieves closed the night by rocking hard. Great songs from Ninja and the Siberians. So, last night was a new episode of The X-Files and this song has been running though my head all week.

9.) The Invixibles – Black Rabbit
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey MUSIC
12.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine

QT were Alice and Julia Austin‘s band after Zola Turn. They worked with Jeff Moxley who is now working with Peg to produce the upcoming album from Miriam Bernardo. I wanted to play the Peg song to remind us all that abuse of and predatory behavior are not just issues that effect large companies but also exist in our community. The local punk community is currently struggling to figure out the best way to deal with this and it’s great that they are trying. You want to encourage people who behave badly to improve but at what point will someone not change and you just have to cut ties. It’s a challenge that will hopefully create new spaces of acceptance and power for women. OK, great songs from Kelly and Rabbit. I saw Rabbit last Saturday with this next band.

13.) The Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle
14.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
15.) The Meanest Thing I’ll Ever Write – Milton Busker
16.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot

That’s Lowell with Bill Mullins, Kirk Flanagan, and Steve Hadeka and it’s such a cool song. Great song from Milton. He played a great version of it last week at Light Club Lamp Shop with his band The Grim Work. Great song from Abbie who is now in the band Hammydown. Turtle are so cool. OK, I’ve been watching X-Files and just got the new Twin Peaks so let’s play this song.

17.) Doppelganger – Lendway
18.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
19.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
20.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western

Western used to play rocking shows around town. Fun song from Eastern. Great new song from David and the band. Cool song form Lendway. This next band are at The Monkey House on Saturday.

21.) Let The Cold In – Mr. Doubtfire
22.) Heavy Winter Heavy Snow – My First Days On Junk
23.) Mush – Phantom Suns
24.) You’re The Target – Casey Merlin Rae

Nice rocker from Casey. Cool song from Ryan Cohen and his band. Great songs from Junk and Doubtfire. This was one of my first favorite prog bands who would come to town now and then.

25.) Hey Ernie – Cold Sweat
26.) Errol McSquisitor – Elephants of Scotland
27.) The Road – Anders Parker
28.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Great rocker from Seth. Anders and Cloud Badge are on the road this weekend. Classics from Elephants and Sweat. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week shall we?

29.) It’s cold – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Long cold Day – Fish
Blow At High Dough – The Tragically Hip
Dark Reprise – Arom Bedrosian
Courage And Sorrow – Dam Kat
Mimi On The Beach – Jane Siberry
Hurricane Jane – Haley Jane And The Primates
Block – The Church
Traveler – Lir
Man On The Silver Mountain medley – Rainbow
New Americana – Halsey
I Love The Night – The Contrarian
Summer’s Gone – The Cush
Every Last One Of Us – Swale
Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 200 Thursday March 23, 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 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: The End Of The World – Skeeter Davis

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight is the 200th show that I’ve done on WBKM and it’s been a joy bringing you some of Burlington’s best music over the past 4 years. Tonight, I will pull out a whole bunch of classic songs. Let’s begin with one of my favorite songs from 2007.

1.) Star – The New Siberians
2.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
3.) Black Sheep – Kelly Ravin
4.) Green Doors – Lowell Thompson Music and Crown Pilot

Lowell and Kelly play in a band called The Welterweights and they play at Higher Ground on Saturday. Thanks for sponsoring our station Higher Ground! Andriana is amazing and I loved seeing her play that song last Friday. Hmmm, Siberians. OK, it’s time to play the next song on By My Side.

5.) Way With Words – Kat Wright
6.) Harvest Moon – Silver Bridget
7.) Unspoken – Anders Parker
8.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Great gentle and powerful song from Peg. Anders is just amazing. Bridget are playing some enchanting shows these days. Yet another great song from Kat. This next band released this song last year and it quickly became a favorite. They are playing at The Monkey House on Saturday.

9.) The Bad Year – Carraway
10.) Paper Train – Dave Jarvis Band (Daffy Mal Yinkleyank)
11.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
12.) Popular Crowd – SWALE

Swale are playing great shows and are about to drop a new album on us. They have a Kickstarter going if you want to help out. Zola and Dave put on great shows in the ’90’s and Dave is now in Agent 802. Great song from Carraway. This band played around in the early 2010’s.

13.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
14.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
16.) You – Screaming Broccoli

Broccoli played in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. Same for Ninja. I want to send Sun to anyone going through a rough time. It’s always been a source of strength for me. Doubtfire are out playing great shows and have a new EP coming soon. Hmmm, Claws. OK, here is another of my favorite songs.

17.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
18.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight
19.) Bloodboy – Envy
20.) Black & Red – ROUGH FRANCIS

Francis are a tremendous band and have a new album coming soon. Envy played great shows in the ’90’s and one last year. Doll Fight rocked us in the 2000’s and Rabbit are rocking us now. This next song is one of the most intense songs that got played in town many times over the years.

21.) The Drone – The Cush
22.) Release The Beast – The Mountain Says No
23.) Knight Ov Swords – The Contrarian
24.) Bionic – The Red Telephone

Such a great song from Matt Hutton and Sean Toohey as they moved from Envy to RT. Casey Merlin Rae is the Contrarian and is amazing. Great song from Mountain’s first album and an absolute classic from The Cush. This next band are playing around as The High Breaks but did an album of Sabbath.

25.) Children Of The Grave – Surf Sabbath
26.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
27.) Grey Goo – Villanelles
28.) Break – Slingshot Dakota

SD come to town so often they are honorary Vermonters. Villanelles are playing around and that song always makes me happy. Great song from Vetica from the 2010’s and a rearranged classic from the Breaks from the last year or so. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after:

Where In The World – Fish
Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
The Awful Ache – The Church Band
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
TFAY – Elephants of Scotland
Two Weeks (’til The End Of the World) – Grand
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 195 Thursday February 16, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Peter Burton at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time. It can be heard over the air at 107.1FM on both sides of the Champlain Valley and streamed at our Facebook page WBKM It will go as follows:

Song before: What The Snowman Learned About Love – Stars

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Valentine’s Day was Tuesday so let’s begin tonight with a super talented artist who just released this new song.

1.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
2.) Filling In The Blanks – Kelly Ravin
3.) Sleep – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
4.) Your Eyes – Forest Gray

I loved seeing Forest the one time I saw him and really want to see him again. Lowell and Kelly are super-talented. I love that new song from Francesca. OK, it’s time to debut a new feature that I hope to bring to the show on a regular basis. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio. Ryan Cohen has agreed to record this interview and song.

5.) Able To Breathe – Peter Burton
6.) So Subliminal – Peter Burton
7.) Let Me Be – Peter Burton

Hopefully, in the near future we will do more interviews and have bands play live at Robot Dog and broadcast them on this show. OK, let’s play the next song on By My Side.

8.) Come Dance – Kat Wright Official
9.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
10.) 15 Steps – Maryse Smith
11.) Shepherd – Anais Mitchell

I dug deeper into the Young Man In America album and really liked that song. Great song from Maryse who used to play all over town. Linda is so talented and does such a great job promoting Girls Rock Vermont. Great song from Kat and the band. Last week I played a song from this band and wanted to go deeper into the album this week.

12.) Ocean’s Hourglass – Secret Heliotropes
13.) Hopin’ That I’m Wrong – Will
14.) Powder – The New Siberians
15.) Goin’ Home – Eames Brothers Band

I love the bluesy sound of the Eames brothers. I’ve been playing a lot of new Siberians but that old song is pretty great too. I love that song from Will, who played around town in the 2000’s. Great song from Secret. This next band are playing tomorrow at the newly employed Switchback Brewing Company.

16.) I’m Thrilled – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
17.) This Melody – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
18.) Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft – Rue M.
19.) Golden Crutch – SWALE

Swale are playing on Saturday at a new coffee shop on Maple st called Maglianero so it will be fun to check out a new venue. Rue will play the Winter is a Drag ball that takes over Higher Ground this Saturday. Thanks for sponsoring us HG. Sarah and her band will rock the Rusty Nail in Stowe on Saturday and she always puts on a fun show. Phil and the band always put on a fun show too. This next band are playing at the show with Swale.

20.) Sharktopus – Villanelles
21.) Detective Norman – Sad Turtle
22.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
23.) Nothing In This – The Mountain Says No

Mountain will release their new album Golden Landfill at ArtsRiot tomorrow night. They just released a cool video of that song. The other three bands will play too, so it’s going to be a great show. So, you don’t need to be a musician and you don’t need to be a recording engineer like Ryan Cohen. You do need to find what works for you and let your passion drive you to accomplish what you want. In that way, we should all be like Ryan.

24.) Be Like Ryan – The Mountain Says No
25.) Slipstream – Black Ox
26.) Kaleidoscope – Arc Iris
27.) The Road – Anders Parker

Great rocker from Anders. Arc haven’t played town for a while but I’m sure they will be back soon. It was great seeing Cam Barrows last week so I wanted to play another song from his new band. Mountain have such a great new album coming out tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

28.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after:
Credo – Fish
Pointless Endeavors – John Wesley
Strontium Burning – TILT
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Red – King Crimson
Parallels – Yes (official)
In The Court Of The Crimson King – Greg Lake
The Funny Bird – Mercury Rev
Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Emerald Lies (live) – Marillion
Sealine – The Church Band
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

The Welterweights and Anders Parker & Cloud Badge at ArtsRiot January 6, 2017   Leave a comment

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The Welterweights photo by Luke Awtry photography

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of weeks ago at ArtsRiot. I had seen Anders Parker Cloud Badge a couple of times before and have always been amazed. When I saw the show announced I put it right on the calendar.

I arrived just before doors opened and chatted with Luke Adam for a bit. It was not long until the opening band, The Welterweights, took the stage. With bass, drums, Lowell Thompson on guitar and vocals and Kelly Ravin on guitar and vocals, talent just oozed from the stage. Most of the songs had a bit of a country feel but many of them rocked nicely. The night was filled with some serious lead guitar interplay. They opened with something that might have been called Git Lost then followed with a familiar Lowell song Shoulda Known Better. They played a song about a little girl then one about someone to light my cigarettes for me. That one had a cool section about when the alcohol sets in. They played a song with the line I’ve been looking around then rocked nicely on Pretend. I think the next one was a cover that I did not know then they rocked hard on I want you to know. Up next was a song from Kelly’s Bonneville album that later prompted me to buy the album. They played a song about visions and conversations and rocked the night to a close with a Rockpile’s Teacher Teacher. They were pretty tremendous and it was only their second show.

The set break was not long then Anders Parker & Cloud Badge took the stage. With Anders on guitar and vocals, Creston Lea on Bass, Mark Spencer on pedal steel, and Steve Hadeka on drums, the band rocked hard through many twists and turns and were just staggeringly good. I did not know most of the songs but loved following along and seeing where they took me. They played a song about the way you feel inside and one about how it’s gotta be the wind drifting through the trees. That one was kind of drifty and dreamy. They played a song with a blues stomp then played the only song of the night that I knew. Don’t Let The Darkness In was featured on the second Live From The Fort album so I had heard it a few times. It’s a pretty cool song. They played a song that was beautiful and searing and followed it with a pretty country song. Anders told a story about driving to Newport and how the road takes many twists and turns. The song they played, The Road, started with a country feel then started to rock a little. It rocked a little more then even more and built into a giant epic rocker with an over the top guitar solo. It was magnificent. They played a slower song that was nice then an off kilter mid tempo rocker. Anders told a story about writing the next song for the George W Bush years and lamented that it was appropriate again. They closed the night with a heavy rocking Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs). It was pretty epic and a great way to close the night. It was a brilliant show and I hope they play again soon!!

All photos by Luke Awtry Photography Thanks Luke!!

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