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The Radio Bean Birthday party with many bands November 3, 2018   Leave a comment

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Danny LeFrancois

I had a great time seeing music Saturday at Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop. Every year, at this time, The Bean throws a birthday party and celebrates with music all day and night. This year they turned 18 and had 102 scheduled acts. I got going nice and early and arrived a little after 8am. I chatted with Molly King and Loren for a bit then Danny LeFrancois took the stage. Apparently, his band The Parts slept in, so he played the show solo. He began playing acoustic guitar and built a loop. He added a bit of voice and let it go as he moved back to the drum kit and rocked for a bit. He returned to guitar and vocals for a cover of a Petty song that was subtle and cool. He played a couple of sweet original songs that made me smile, then said thank you good morning.

 

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The Steph Pappas Experience

Up next Loren grabbed his bass and headed to the stage. He was joined by Ted Looby on guitar and the mighty The Steph Pappas Experience began to rock. Steph has a strong voice and is a great guitar player too. Several audience members joined in on percussion as she sang about cowyboys and waterboys. She wrapped the three song set with one about going out on the highway. She’s so cool.

 

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Seth Eames and Miriam Bernardo

I hopped into the car and drove to work. I put in a 9-5:30 shift then zipped home. I dropped the car and took the lovely walk downtown. I wasn’t sure where they were on the schedule and did not recognize who was a the Lamp shop, so I slid into the Bean and caught a couple of songs by Miriam Bernardo and Seth Eames. He had a nice voice and played acoustic guitar. Miriam has an incredibly soulful voice and it’s always a treat to hear her sing. They sang a duet on a song about going away to the promised land then she regaled us with a song about how surely you were meant to be mine. It was wonderful.

 

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Joe Adler and friends

I stayed at the Bean as Joe Adler and his huge band scrunched themselves onto the stage. Joe’s deep voice lead the way as they rocked out a song about going down the road. They followed with Tom Waits’ Bella Ciao then let it slowly slip into Come Together. The audience had fun singing along. It was a great set.

 

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Caroline O’Connor and Adam Frehm

I peeked into the Lamp shop and someone was setting up so I hustled back to the Bean and soon it was time for Caroline Marie to take the stage. She played keys and laid her sultry voice on us as Adam Frehm added some sweet electric guitar. Her long flowy gentle smokey rock sounded great. The first song had a nice trance vibe as did her second, Disco Shaman, through that was a little more uptempo. Both sounded great and I was in a happy place for every moment.

 

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Navah Stein

I stayed at the Bean as the next act, Navah Stein, set up a table on stage. A couple sat at the table and poured spagettin out of a pot onto the plates and grated some Parmesan on top then began to eat. I wasn’t sure where they were going with it and took a chance and headed over to the Lamp shop.

 

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I timed it perfectly as Ryan Ober and The Romans began to play. They oozed talent and played a couple of really cool rock songs. They played an older cover that I did not know from 1951, and had the crowd rocking. Bob Wagner sat in on the last song and it sounded like an old blues rock song. Towards the end Ryan and Bob had twin ripping guitar leads going and it was a wonder to behold.

 

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Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk band

I popped back to the Bean and Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk band were on. They played a song about a lawyer then a sweet one about hearing a whistle blowing last night. The last song had a ’50’s noir surf rock feel as they sang I’m coming home. Lowell Thompson ripped out a sweet lead that kept me smiling.

 

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Francesca Blanchard

I popped back to the Lamp Shop and Francesca Blanchard was about to start. She sang a song about an ex-girlfriend that was pretty amusing. She played a delightful new song about how the world is turning slightly off kilter. She closed with a gorgeous cover of Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love. I love her music so much.

 

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Ivamae

I meant to head back to the Bean to catch Kim Jordan but they said it was at capacity so I ducked back into the Lamp Shop. Ivamae got up to play and the room became pin drop silent, as usual. With a strong voice and a quiet electric guitar she emits a ton or power and melted me from the first note. Her second song was a cool one called Honey Bee and she wrapped up the enchanting set with one that ended tell me what you might be.

 

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Swale

It was getting close to a crucial time so I ducked back to the Bean and was able to get in. I got settled as SWALE took the stage. They opened with Eric Olsen singing a powerhouse version of Eighteen. I love that Alice Cooper song and they did a great version of it. Up next was a brand new song called Shrug It Out that was cool. I think it was about how we can see everyone you’ve ever been. They closed with a cover that I did not know but loved. It was a dark heavy rocker and Amanda Gustafson let loose her powerhouse voice. It was an amazing set.

 

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Swale

I think Brett and Kat were going on in the Lamp Shop but it looked crowded so I stayed at the Bean to catch Yes Darling. They were a duo with Ryan Montbleau singing and playing guitar and Haley Jane unleashing her powerful voice on us. They had a whole act of a bickering couple that was quite amusing. They played songs about kissing your lips then punching you in the face and how you would be cool if you reached your potential. It’s hard to describe how good it was, but everyone in the room had a smile.

 

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Yes Darling

I hung out at the Bean as Anal Knievel took the stage. You can guess what he began talking about.

 

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Anal Knievel

 

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Paper Castles

I ducked over to the Lamp Shop as Paper Castles began to play. Their relaxed off kilter flowing pop music was a beautiful place get lost in. The music was airy and joyous and I loved going with the flow. They ended the three song set with one about how I’m all right and kept me smiling.

 

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Paper Castles

I headed back to the Bean and Osage Orange were on and playing a song about a medicine girl. They had a cool low fi indie sound that kept me in a happy place. They did a nice version of Buddy Holly’s Everyday then closed with a song about seeing my ghost in the darkness. They are so cool.

 

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I had been bopping between the Bean and the Light Club Lamp Shop, but at this point, I just settled into the Bean for the rest of the night.

Up next, the mighty Miku Daza took the stage. Their sax player was missing but the power trio charged ahead at full rock throttle. They sang about not needing you and how you don’t make it easy so I’m gonna make it hard. They played a powerhouse version of Flaca Daza, and late in the song Sugar the clown made an appearance. She stood on the bar at the back and dove into the arms of the audience. She was carried to the front then danced madly on and off the stage. The band let Flaca transition into Panic and we danced hard. Before the last song the band removed their shirts. Don’t worry, Miku had a bra and the guys had tape over their nipples so no one had to be shocked. The band ripped up a killer version of the song about the tree I’m climbing and called it a night. Wow.

 

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Miku Daza

Up next, Jeremy Rayburn got up to speak. He was very glad that the eighteen year old Radio Bean would not be drafted, and said other nice things about the wonderful place.

 

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Jeremy Rayburn

As he spoke, the band set up behind him. When ready, Cave Bees hit us hard and heavy with Juliet. They followed with another cool new song called Happy Man. It had a ripping bass line and Creston let loose a killer lead guitar break. They followed with another brand new one called Future Now that was really good too. They kept the pace at full speed for Golden Goose and closed the set by rocking the Queen City tonight. It’s always a great time when they play.

 

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Cave Bees

Dre followed with a story about meeting someone at the Bean and going on an adventure. It was fun, and she used it to describe how many people have met at the Bean and gone on to create wonderful stories. She did a nice job capturing the magical community that inhabits the Bean.

 

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Dre

As she left the stage Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme began to play. They opened hard and heavy with Over The Hills And Far Away. Nicole’s powerhouse voiced filled the room. They stayed with Zeppelin for the whole set and ripped up Heartbreaker. I thought they might let it go into Living Loving Maid but they took a turn and dropped it into Communication Breakdown. It was glorious.

 

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Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme

On the side of the stage Matt Matthew Bryan Hagen MC rapped out a couple of amusing songs. I missed the details of the first one, as I got another drink, but was locked in for the second as he spilled the beans. Such an appropriate song.

 

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Matt Hagen MC

A trio who identified as robots and binary followed. The Tsunamibots taught us to surf and rocked us hard. They sang of the surfing craze in the robotic age and murder robots on holiday. They wrapped the set with a song about a young robot trying to catch its first wave, then sang CO2 You Later. I love them so much.

 

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The Tsunamibots

Up next, The Eames Brothers Band band took the stage and turned the night a little bluesy. The first one had slow smokey sound and was about missing you in the night. They took us back to the days of old and locked into a long cool relaxed blues jam. They sang a song about how it’s been a long time coming up to this day, then closed with a fun funky song. They are immensely talented.

 

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The Eames Brothers Band

The stage emptied then filled with Kat Wright and her amazing band. It was late at this point and I was tired but basked in the gorgeous glowing music that they treated us to. Kat’s voice was right on and the band were super tight, even if the horn players had to be on the other side of the sound desk. Bob Wagnerr played a sweet lead on guitar during the second song and the whole room swayed for their entire set. They closed with a super cool version of The River. I don’t see them nearly as often as I would like, so I’m really glad I stuck around.

 

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Kat Wright

Lee Anderson came up to speak and told a couple of stories about this wonderful place he has created. A cake appeared and we all sang Happy Birthday.

 

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Lee Anderson

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The Birthday cake

At this point I needed a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains, but I had to hang out. Julia Caesar opened the set with a brand new song about singing, for it’s the thing that they do. They followed with a familiar song about how it was winter when she chose to blur the lines. Megan Wild Rice had a ripping guitar lead break on Nosedive, then they closed with another brand new one. I think it was about Mars changing direction. They are always amazing.

 

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Julia Caesar

I was exhausted but loved the next band too, so I had to stay for one more set. Preece came on as a trio with Jer Coons playing bass. Their blistering fast loud indie rock was full of joy. They opened with Waste Of Time then followed with Girl In My Bed. I missed the names of the last three but rocked hard to all of them. Preece are truly amazing.

There was at least one more band, but I just had nothing left. I ducked out and took the short walk home. The Radio Bean birthday party is a great opportunity to check out music and I’m so glad that I did.

 

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Preece

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Radio Show 280 Thursday November 1, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG

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Seth Yacovone Band pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday November 1st. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before: We Are The Champions – Queen

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I got to see a ton of great music in town last week and there is a lot coming up this week. I want to begin by mentioning that Saturday is the Radio Bean birthday party, so they will have about 100 bands play throughout the day. I recommend stopping in. OK, let’s begin with an artist who played there last week.

1.) Waiting For You – Rob Voland
2.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
3.) Lifetime – Radio Underground
4.) Honest Will – The Parts

Danny LeFrancois and the band have been playing around a lot lately. Great stuff. Another cool new song from the Dark And Getting Darker album. Great song from Milton’s upcoming album and a cool song from Rob. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) The Weary Oar – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band
7.) Welcome – Seth Yacovone Band
8.) Sleaze – Seth Yacovone Band

Thanks to the band for rocking so hard. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. OK, let’s keep rocking.9.) Earthquake – ROUGH FRANCIS
10.) World Without You – Sink or Swim
11.) Birthday – Suburban Samurai
12.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

I love that song. Cool rockers from Sink and Suburban. They will be playing Tuesday at The Monkey House. Great song from the MSP3 Counterattack album that I’m playing all the way through. This next band will be at the Monkey House on Wednesday.

13.) The Other Iron Sheik – Doom Service
14.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
15.) Arrivals – Real Talk
16.) Bad Choices Make Good Stories – Preece

Preece will be at the Monkey with Doom on Wednesday. Cool new song from Talk. Cool classic from Ninja. This next artist has been playing some cool shows around town.

17.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
18.) Sink Or Swim – The High Breaks
19.) Cats For Cats – The Smittens
20.) Miss Candy – Ruckzuck

I thought that would be a fun post Halloween song. Smittens will be at Radio Bean Friday night and I’m very excited. The Breaks are at the Monkey House tonight and played a cool show last night at Foam Brewers as Surf Sabbath. Love Miku. OK, let’s get a little freaky.

21.) Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
22.) Sea Of Awakening – Revibe
23.) See Me On My Way – Superhuman Happiness

What a great name for a band. They played last night at Nectar’s. Revibe just released a cool album called I Am The Sea & You Are The Sky. If you like that song, definitely check out the album. Great song from Rue. Just for the record, I put that song in the mix before receiving today’s mail. OK this artist just played the Bean last week.

24.) Forgot It When I Said It – Wren Kitz
25.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
26.) Doors – Julia Mark
27.) Can You Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music

I saw Julia and Bethany at the Bean last week and both were great. Cool songs from Jeremy and Wren. 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
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Little Fires – Hana Zara
Elanor – Cricket Blue
Falter – Julia Caesar
The Inevitability Of Death – The Tragically Hip
Souvenir – The Depth and the Whisper
Chamber Of Hellos – Wire Train
Sonic Boomerang – Bee Bee Sea
Brighton Rock – Queen
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Without You I’m Nothing – Ace Frehley
YYZ – Rush
Crime Of The Century – Supertramp
Mission To Mars – Ace Frehley
We Will Rock You (live) – Queen
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

Radio Show 279 Thursday October 25, 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 25. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The skies are gray, the air is cold and the leaves are falling from the trees. Summer is gone and Halloween is almost upon us. Usually, Mr E. Ghoul crosses over to join us, but the veil is still too strong, being so many days away. I, alone, will guide you through the terror that is the Vermont music scene. Let’s begin with a song about the dead.

1.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
2.) Ghosts Aren’t Free – Ballroom Sofa
3.) Release The Dead – Chin Ho
4.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music

Thank you for reminding us of our mortality Troy. I dug up that ancient song from Chin. Chilling thought from Sofa and beautifully disturbing song from David and the band. OK, let’s get a little magical.

5.) I Put A Spell On You – Kat Wright and Marco Benevento
6.) Devil – farm
7.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Is there anything scarier than the devil knowing your name? Hmm, apparently the gators prefer to celebrate their monsters. Nice attempt to outrun the devil Farm. That was a lovely spell concocted one night at Radio Bean by the dynamic duo. Here is another song that I found deeply buried.

9.) Vampyre – Dave Jarvis (Hipp Notix)
10.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
11.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
12.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin

Such a scary song from Alice. Hana speaks of how the veil between the living and the dead is understood down south. Terrifying imagery from Sarah and a lovely oldie from Dave. Care to jam with some monsters?

13.) Halloween Jam – The Dead Shakers
14.) Nightmare On Elm Street – Savage Hen
15.) With The Dead – Vultures of Cult
16.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie

Vermont is full of dark places, and the shadows of the full moon only make them more terrifying. I fear the Vultures may have gotten too close to their song. Disturbing song from the Hen and a scary stream of monsters for the Dead. Speaking of death.

17.) Death Of A Barn Cat – Dirtminers
18.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
19.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
20.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

I hope you survived the terror of being alone, barely safe, wondering what lies beyond the door. Swillbillie are wise to make us aware of the terror wrought by chickens. Halloween was made for cats. OK, it’s time to panic.

21.) Panic – Miku Daza
22.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
23.) Ghostified – Persian Claws
24.) Raising The Dead – Carraway

Lovely song about zombies dancing. Terror filled song by the Claws. Phil sings of the battle between life and death and Miku rightly advises panic. This next soul seems to be trying to give up supernatural ways. Silly human.

25.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
26.) Demon Eyes – Lake Superior
27.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
28.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
29.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland

You can always count on a ghost, even if Aaron disagrees. Lovely songs of demons from Crazy and Superior. Even one so contrary understands the power of the grave. Well, I hope you were not too scared listening to the terrifying music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after – Incubus (with graveyard intro and geezabum outro) – Fish
Thugs – The Tragically Hip
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Angels And Devils – Invisible Homes
Monsters – Cold Sweat
Heaven And Hell – Dio
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Killing Ghosts – Better Things
Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Feel The Thunder – Blue Oyster Cult
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Devil Eyes – Jakals
Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple.
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 277 Thursday October 11, 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 11. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: It’s Raining Again – Supertramp

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I caught part of a set from a woman from New York. One of her songs reminded me of a local song. Let’s begin tonight with those two songs.

1.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
2.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
3.) Parasite – Miku Daza
4.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees

Classic from the Bees. New classic from Miku. Delight reminded me a lot of Machine. OK, here is the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

5.) Retrosexual – ROUGH FRANCIS
6.) Girl In My Bed – Preece
7.) Last Night – Carraway
8.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

Doom will be at Big Heavy World on Saturday. I thought the Preece and Carraway songs would be fun together, musically and thematically. Great rocker from Francis. OK, let’s take a fun twist.

9.) Abstraction – Binger
10.) Come Outside – The Red Telephone
11.) Star – The New Siberians
12.) Crazy – Clever Girls

Great song from the Girls. They will rock Foam Brewers on Friday. I’m definitely going to be there. Classic from the Siberians. It’s been so warm for the past couple of days, I had to play Come Outside. Stunning song from Binger. This next band is playing Friday at Half Lounge, and I’m definitely going to be there.

13.) Mystery Train – The Parts
14.) I guess I’ve Had Enough Too – Eastern Mountain Time
15.) Luminous – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
16.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Such a lovely song from Peg. Michael is amazing and helps a lot of other musicians make great music too. Sean Hood from EMT will be at Radio Bean next Wednesday. Great song from the Parts. OK, this next artist will be at Club Metronome on Friday, and I’m definitely going to be there.

17.) Veil – Ivamae
18.) You Are Unobtrusive To The Point Of Invisibility – Ouzkxqlzn
19.) Forget It When I Said It – Wren Kitz
20.) Eucarina É Guerrero – Mal Maïz

Great song from Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band. Great song from Wren’s new Lovebird album. Ouzkxqlzn will be at The Monkey House on Monday. She also plays Saturday at the fringe festival happening in the Old North End of Burlington Thursday through Sunday. Great song from Ivamae. Here’s a gorgeous song.

21.) Baby, Let My Money Keep You Warm – Milton Busker and the Grim Work.
22.) Pauline – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
23.) Blue Water – Radio Underground
24.) All Down Tonight – SWALE

Swale are playing Friday at the Methodist Church in Winooski and I will definitely be there. So, I guess that’s a work order for one me and three clones? Cool song from the new RU album Dark and Getting Darker. Another cool song from The Book Of Zoo. Milton is so great. OK, this song just got released.

25.) I Don’t Exist – Why Nona
26.) Climbing Slowly – Bent Muffbanger
27.) Bell Jar – When Particles Collide
28.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids

Great rocker from the Druids. Huge rocking song from Particles. Bent is from the Lyndon area and has been making music for a while. Cool song from Nona. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Ta ta. Farewell. See You…..

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Credo – Fish
So Hard Done By – The Tragically Hip
Homesick – Jakals
Images – Saga
Oh You! You’re You! – Ruckzuck
Neon Skyline – Hawkwind
Still I’m Sad – Rainbow
The Mystic And The Muse – Renaissance
Saturation Brain – Arc Iris
Falter – Julia Caesar
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here = Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 275 Thursday September 27, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm Thursday September 27 on WBKM.ORG. You can steam it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Let’s Go Crazy – Prince

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s dive into the rock and roll with the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

1.) Good Person – ROUGH FRANCIS
2.) Chop Wood Carry Water – Zola Turn
3.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
4.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button

Cool song from the punk supergroup. Classics from Ninja and Zola and a great rocker from Francis. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance from Preece.

5.) Girl In My Bed – Preece
6.) Tomorrow Today – Preece
7.) Waste Of Time – Preece
8.) Can We Not? – Preece

I want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and Chrusty Barnacles and Rich for helping with the filming. Thanks WBKM founder Tony Gallucci for joining in the interview and Burlington Beer Company for the libations. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT
10.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
11.) Papertrain – Dave Jarvis Band (Hipp Notix)
12.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza

Miku will do an acoustic performance with Ivamae at Switchback Brewing Company then Miku will rock out Light Club Lamp Shop on Sunday. Old classic from Dave and new classic from Zeus. Dino will be at Ciderfest on Saturday. OK, I caught these next two bands at Nectar’s last night.

13.) Big Starr – sleeping in
14.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
15.) Nightmare On Elm Street theme – Savage Hen
16.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Rabbit will be at The Monkey House on Sunday. Hen will be at Nectar’s on Monday. OK, let’s play a great song just because it’s great.

17.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles
18.) Falter – Julia Caesar
19.) Bucky – Aaron Flinn
20.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

Cool song from Milton’s upcoming album. Aaron will be at The Double E on Saturday. Such great songs from Julia and Villanelles. The next performer will also do a show at 420 Pine st on Saturday with Coalescence Of Sound.

21.) Changes – Ivamae
22.) No More Goodbyes – King Margo
23.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
24.) The Sunny Side Of Things – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Another cool song from The Book Of Zoo. Jeremy will be back in town at Radio Bean on Sunday afternoon. Margo are from Nashville but will stop into the Bean on Monday night. This next artist will play a show in Williston at Nightshade fest tomorrow.

25.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
26.) Prince Of Sweeden – The Smittens
27.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
28.) Lead me To Your Love – The New Siberians

Great rocker from the Siberians. Classic from Chin. Great new song from Smittens and a cool song from Francesca. 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
Perfume River – Fish
Yawning Of Snarling – The Tragically Hip
Sightless Gods – A Film In Color
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Lovely Day – gneiss
The Porpoise Song – The Church
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Waiting For the World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and The Dwellers
Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
Precious Things – Tori Amos
Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Universal Care – Kal Marks
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming.

Grand Point North at Waterfront Park September 15 and 16, 2018   Leave a comment

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Nina’s Brew pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music last weekend on Burlington’s waterfront. I worked from 9-1 on Saturday, then had a little time at home to get ready. I was a little slow to get out the door and head down to Grand Point North. I arrived around 3:10 for the show that had doors at 3 and the first band on at 3:15. The timing was as tight as I thought it might be and I got into the venue at the end of Nina’s Brew‘s second song. I headed up front and began to listen. They played as a two guitars, bass, drums, keys band and jammed out some rock and roll. They sang about how life is a roller coaster and how you got to know my name. That one had a cool opening from the keyboard player and some nice vocal work at the end. They closed the set with one about a little bit, or let’s roll, or something. The set featured a sweet lead guitar, sweet keys, sweet vocals and were a fun rocking time.

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Miku Daza pic by Tim Lewis

Immediately after their set ended, we shifted to the stage on the right and Miku Daza hit it hard. Joined by Sugar the Clown for the opening song, they began as a guitar, bass, drums trio. They played fast and hard on the opener Parasite. About half way into the song, Sugar wandered into the audience and Jonathan Tollefson appeared with his surging Baritone Saxophone. They followed with Flaca Daza and Chris Tranten and Will Bennington laid down super heavy rhythms on bass and drums. Miku’s guitar surged and her vocals effortlessly flowed from a whisper to a scream. Her rainbow colored wings were wonderful all the way through the show. Their powerhouse gypsy punk sound was pure joy. Even through I was close to the stage, the volume was lower than ideal. I moved a bit to the right to catch more of the speaker, but likely should have moved a bit to the left to catch more of the center one. Oh well. They kept the music at full fury for one about a heavy load where you have the power and one about giving me everything I need. Panic was fun, as was the one like fire. Sugar Rush got us a little high then they sang about dressing in black. They closed as hard as they opened with a song about how you don’t make it easy, so I’m gonna make it hard. Their set was pure rocking joy.

 

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Miku Daza pic by Tim Lewis

We shifted to stage left as West End Blend began to jam. They had a funky soulful sound punctuated by lots of horns. They opened with a song about the prophecy then got into a long cool jam. They switched to a more jazzy sound for one about having to fight to make it right. They moved back to funk for one about telling me what to do. It had a fun get down, it’s getting me down, breakdown in the middle. They closed with a song about how we’re gonna try that had a nice keys lead section and was driven by the horns. They were pretty cool.

 

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West End Blend pic by Kim Tuure Faris

The action moved to the right and Clever Girls opened with a bluesy rock jam. They let it drop into a gorgeous version of Catch And Release and we were off. Sometimes they play with full rock fury and sometimes they are a little more gentle and precise. This show was the latter and it showcased their songwriting talent. Dumb Smile was a delight as Rob Slater and Tobias Sullivan kept a tight rocking groove on drums and bass. Diane Jean yelled out 1 2 3 4 as the band lit into Loose Tooth. Her guitar gave it a nice rock feel. They played a cool new song about tilting your head back, then followed with the delightfully gloomy Loom. Another new one about walking in circles had a swampy sound. A little way into the song, the energy picked up and they got closer to the full power that they can release. Hannah Wants to see you was gorgeous and Diane’s voice soared then they dropped it into Heavy. The song surged to full power and they let loose their full fury. Winfield Holt‘s guitar surged to glorious rock heights as they locked into that groove and worked it hard. I loved every moment of that ripping guitar, and they set a standard that would not be overcome for the rest of the night. What a great set!

 

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Clever Girls pic by Tim Lewis

On stage left Darlingside played with strings, voices, and a kick drum. They had a nice sound and were great at chatting with the audience, especially on the introductions for the band members. They sang about history books and Back To The Future Part 2. They asked is it today or tomorrow and sang about a superconductor up in the sky. They sang a song for the cowboys that kind of rocked a little and had a nice lead before slipping back into their usual gentle happy sound. They sang a song about how mother died young and their sound delighted the crowd for their whole set. I liked them but was still a bit wound up from the set before.

 

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Darlingside pic by Kim Tuure Faris

The steadily growing crowd moved left as Mt Joy opened with a solid rock sound. They let it slide into a mellow jam singing from side to side and changing your mind. They sang about smoking cigarettes on rooftops and red lights. They asked if we realized that everyone we know someday will die and rocked a bit in the middle. Their music had a nice flow as they urged us to show up and vote in a song about the red, white, and the blue. They lit into a fun song and dropped a bit of Ain’t No Sunshine into the middle. They closed with a song about being on the mountain that rocked a bit and was quite nice.

 

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Mt Joy pic by Tim Lewis

The festival was pretty packed when Ani DiFranco took the stage. Her band had a jazzy sound that created plenty of space for her words and lyrics to stand out. She opened with a song about not being shy and followed with one about being taken out of context. She sang a poem about democracy that she sent out to her fellow voters. Since it was a festival with non-stop music, I got to a point where I needed to wander around and get a drink. It’s unfortunate that it hit during Ani’s set, since she was so cool and great. I hoped there would be speakers in the vending area so I could still listen in, but that was not the case. I made it back just as her set ended. I wish I had planned a little better, but with nine bands over 8 hours, it’s a bit overwhelming.

 

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Ani DiFranco pic by Tim Lewis

I got back in and settled. The sun had set and Jackson Browne took the stage and was joined by Greg Leisz. They both played guitar for most of the set through Greg played some sweet pedal steel now and then. They mostly avoided the big hit songs in favor of more poignant obscure ones. Even the cover of a Band song was not well known. He sang a song for migrant workers and spoke about a program that teaches children of immigrants their historic culture when they would have otherwise not have known about it. They brought out Ariel Zevon for a song called Cold Hearted Empath. Something in that song stuck a chord with me and I was elated for every note. She left and they continued on with quiet songs including Late For The Sky. He moved to piano for a grand version of The Pretended which got the crowd going a bit then slowed it back down. Late in the set the opening notes of Take It Easy sent a bolt of energy through the crowd, who proceeded to sing it word for word in full festival gusto. They closed with another quiet one and called it a night.

 

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Jackson Browne pic by Tim Lewis

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Senator Bernie Sanders pic by Tim Lewis

Stage left lit up and Bernie Sanders walked on. He spoke about how proud he was of all that Grace has accomplished and urged us to vote. Grace appeared, then her band followed, and they rocked out a song about medicine. I have not kept up with her music, so I did not know most of the songs that she played. They all sounded cool and rocked nicely. The crowd was massive and I wandered around a bit and could hear well from most any place where you could see the stage. I found place to sit and stare at the lake and listened to song after song. I was pretty exhausted from being in the sun all day, and from listening so closely for so many hours. I headed towards the main gates then found a tree to prop me up. They brought out a special guest and Kenny Chesney delighted the audience with You And Tequila. Late in the set Grace began the opening strains of Nothing But The Water and it perked me up. Part 1 was cool and featured her doing some nice guitar work. The rest of the band came back out and they rocked part 2 hard. They played a couple more and called it a night. They quickly returned for the encore and began Angel From Montgomery. A little way in, Jackson Browne came out and sang it with her. He then took a seat at his keys and the audience exploded as they began Dr My Eyes. He moved to guitar and the band launched into Lawyers, Guns and Money, which kept the audience at full fervor. They closed the set with a long jammed our Running On Empty which featured Chesney on some of the vocals and Grace on keys. It was glorious.

The lights came on and we slowly walked down the path. I headed up the hill and took the lovely walk home. I was exhausted and elated and prepared to do it again tomorrow

 

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Grace Potter pic by Tim Lewis

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Grace Potter with Kenny Chesney and Jackson Browne pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Julia Caesar pic by Tim Lewis

I had Sunday off and learned my lesson from missing the first two songs on Saturday. I got going earlier and arrived at the waterfront about 1:50 for the show that had gates at 2 and first band at 2:15. Around 2:05 our line started moving and at 2:10 I was inside the gates. I got a beer, moved to stage left, and Julia Caesar began to weave their magical spell. They opened with Hear Me Now and their beautiful vocal harmonies lead into the song that takes many fun twists and turns. The second song was one about how someone told a girl that she takes up too much space. It opened quietly then began to rock. They found a happy groove for Chosen Names then played a new song called Demons. It’s a triple threat song with a vocal round to open, and fun audience clap-along part and a sing-along part that goes we’re dying alone. It’s such a fun song. They played the song that ends saying let it be without a sound, and the ferry boat hit its horn precisely on the last note. They rocked out a long fun version of Falter and let it end in a feedback haze. It was a brilliant set.

 

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Juptr pic by Tim Lewis

The music began immediately on stage right, so we all moved over as JUPTRband filled the air with their cool smooth synth pop sound. I’m not one for fashion, but I’ve got to say that Stephanie Heaghney’s shoes were every bit as dazzling as Miku Daza’s wings the day before. Juptr continued on with a late night jazzy soul sound that featured some nice keyboard flourishes. Their music evoked a late night cozy bar feeling but worked well in the blazing sunshine. They played a song about Jupiter being true then one that made us happy happy. That one got a bit trancey and I lost myself in it for a while. They brought up three dancers for a slow cool funky song about fighting for your life then called it an afternoon. They were really good. I need to check them out again soon.

 

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Juptr pic by Tim Lewis

We all moved left and Harsh Armadillo began with something that reminded me of Golgi Apparatus. They let it slip into a big band soul jazz sound and we were off. They played a song about how nothing can come between us that had a ripping lead guitar part. They played a song about sweet sweet love that had a nice slow keys lead section in the middle. They played a song with a Zappa jazz sound and closed with a rich soul jazz sound on a song about how all I have is a bit of sunshine. They were fun.

 

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Harsh Armadillo pic by Tim Lewis

We moved to the right and Seth Yacovone Band opened with some hard rock blues on a song about demons. Seth let loosed a staggering lead break that elicited great joy from the audience. They stayed bluesy for a song that asked what will I do when you’re gone. They could barely contain themselves on a song from the upcoming album Welcome then played one about how we are all waiting. Mr Reed began by rocking hard then they kicked it up a notch for the second verse. By the time they hit the third one they brought it to a staggering height of rock and roll glory, then ripped out the ending. I was sure that would be the most intense part of the day.

 

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Seth Yacovone pic by Tim Lewis

Music began immediately on stage left as Sister Sparrow began to play. They had a soulful rock sound with strong vocals and a couple of horns. They sounded nice but I was still riding the heights of the band before. A song about not being jealous had a funky opening and rocked a bit at the end. They played a new song called Ghost then a new song called Gold. They treated us with their take on Aretha Franklin’s version of Bridge Over Troubled Water then ended the set with a Grateful Dead like jam.

 

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Sister Sparrow pic by Tim Lewis

 

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The two stage setup with Sister Sparrow pic by Tim Lewis

With stage right covered in red boas, Elmo, and an inflatable unicorn head, Caroline Rose and her band took the stage as some girls like boys intro music played. They opened with a song about how the world is breaking down and followed with one about how everybody wants you. They played Caroline’s favorite song which was more of the same. They played a new one about giving it more time then played her favorite song about how Jeannie becomes a mom. It was sunny and hot and she said it would be their last show as they were melting on stage. Soul No. 5 lit up the crowd then they told us they were doing it for the money. Caroline spoke about the hippy cocktails served backstage that were made from kombucha and vodka, which begged the question, why were those not being sold at the concession stands? She grabbed a pipe and played a little of the Titanic theme and Abbie Morin tossed in some vocals. It did not last long, then Caroline kept up her charming witty banter that lead into the song about the little bikini dance dance dance. They closed the super-fun set with her favorite song about how I’m ready now. Every moment of the show was just great.

 

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Caroline Rose pic by Tim Lewis

A huge rock sound began on stage left and we all moved over as The Magpie Salute sang about a back door. It was as if they picked up with the intensity of the end of Mr Reed and drove the power up and up. Mark had a staggering lead break and it was immediately obvious that the show would be like the best of the Black Crowes show, but with a different singer. They launched into a song about Mary the gypsy and i hit that moment where I needed to get another beer. I walked quickly and missed the next song but was back for the one about walking on water. I reveled in the huge sound as they sang about those things they said about you. It featured some sweet slide from Rich and was just wonderful. They kept the rock fury going for a wicked version of Custard Pie then lit up the audience with the Crowes Morning Song. They were going to close with a song about telling me something good about yourself then noticed they had more time. After a quick huddle, the hit us hard with Wiser Time to close the show. I was stunned in the best way possible.

 

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The Magpie Salute pic by Tim Lewis

By now the audience was huge and filled the area in front of stage right as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats began to play. They opened with a blues rock jam that fell into a song with some yea yea yea vocals. They played a song about one time, two times, three times that had a solid rock vibe. I was still reeling from Magpie’s set, and it did not really grab me, but the audience loved them. I hung out for much of their very long set, but was pretty exhausted, then realized it was time to go.

I took the lovely walk home with a perfect mix of being tired and happy. I heard later that Nathaniel joined Grace Potter for I Shall Be Released and she closed her set with Jackson Browne playing Running On Empty again.

All in all, it was a great weekend.

 

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Radio Show 273 Thursday September 13, 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 September 13. You can stream it from the website, or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Piano Music – Porcupine Tree

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been enjoying the new album Hardly Electronic from this opening band, so let’s begin with some piano music.

1.) In The Key Of Me – The Essex Green
2.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
3.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot
4.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol

It was so cool when Carol came in for a session of Live From Robot Dog Studio and instead of playing the electronic keys, Bruce played Ryan Cohen‘s sweet sounding piano. Great song from Andriana. I caught a couple of sets of her music last Friday at Red Square. She was as amazing as always. Great song and huge build from Carraway and super cool song form Essex. OK, the big event in town this weekend is Grace Potter’s Grand Point North festival. Be sure to get there early. Here are some of the great bands who are opening the show.

5.) Falter – Julia Caesar
6.) Soul No. 5 – Caroline Rose
7.) The Violent Stain Of My Bleeding Heart – Seth Yacovone Band
8.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
9.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls

All of those bands are going to rock GPN hard. Caroline has gotten big but spent a lot of time in town. I’m so excited for both days and will be there early. I saw Clever Girls play a brilliant show last weekend at Art Hop. This next band came on after and played a blistering show. Last week, I played the last song on The Uncanny Doom Service, so let’s begin playing MSP3 Counter Attack, song after song, week after week, until it’s wrapped up.

10.) Big Box Law Enforcement – ROUGH FRANCIS
11.) Still Life Scene – Envy
12.) Whirlpool Rider – The High Breaks
13.) Mighty Have Fallen – Barbacoa

They played a brilliant show at Robot Dog Studio last week and that song really caught me. Cool new song from the Breaks. Classic from Envy. Great song from Francis who use the new album to stare racism in the face and offer peace and love as a counter attack. This song has been running through my head lately, so hopefully it will get stuck in your too.

14.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
15.) On My Way – Hover
16.) Veratrum – Piqued
17.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time

Cool song from a band who have lots of shows scheduled all around Vermont. I wanted to revisit the song from Piqued, since it’s so cool. I hope they stop by town soon. Classic from the ’90’s from Hover. Great song from Hammy. OK, this next artist has put out a few cool albums but when he plays with his band he sounds just a little different. Here’s a song form his upcoming album.

18.) Gravity – Milton Busker & The Grim Work
19.) Loser – SWALE
20.) Underheard – Ivamae
21.) Silent River – Steady Betty

Betty’s songs always put me in a happy place. I hope it does the same for you. Great song from Ivamae. When I think of happy songs with depressing lyrics, I think of Swale. I think Milton is proving himself just as able. OK, last night I finally caught up with this singer in a movie theater at The Double E. This song digs into the pros and cons of life in America in a visceral way. The song after is the story of a kid asking mom why she would bring a child into this world. I think you’ll like the answer.

22.) Which America – Jason Baker
23.) Love – Hana Zara
24.) The Divine Feminine – Ouzkxqlzn
25.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers

I love that song from the Shakers. I caught Lauren Costello playing at Art Hop, and despite calling her band an unpronounceable name, she is completely amazing. Hana asks mom why she was brought into the world. Mom says to fill you with love and to send you into the world to spread it. Great, if somewhat harsh, song form Jason. OK, he finished this year’s library tour, but has begun to book next years. What a cool way to support Vermont’s libraries.

27.) This City – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
28.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
29.) Infinity Pools – The Smittens
30.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music
31.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged

Wishing the best for the people in the Carolina’s. Cool song from Submerged. Great song from Troy. I’m loving the new Smittens album City Rock Dove and expect to keep diving deeper. Super cool song from Smell and great song from David. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Internal Exile/Market Square Heroes – Fish
Daredevil – The Tragically Hip
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
A Saucerful Of Secrets – Pink Floyd
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
ME 262 (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Heavy – Clever Girls
Tantalized – The Church
King Of the Mountain – Kate Bush
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming.