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Radio Show 291 Thursday January 31, 2019 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 January 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. Let’s begin with a lovely song about the end of summer.

1.) Winter Song – Lake Superior
2.) Winter – Dave Jarvis
3.) Cold Cold – Aaron Flinn
4.) Let’s – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

That’s the last song from the Grim Work album. I’ll have to find a new one to play all the way through starting next week. What a great album. Cool songs from Aaron, Dave and Lake. It’s cold. No reason to fight it. Let’s embrace it, but first, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a hot performance.

5.) Hawks – Happy Spangler
6.) Bit O Honey – Happy Spangler
7.) Golden Cadillac = Happy Spangler
8.) Never Let Me Go – Happy Spangler

Thanks Ryan Cohen for literally making everything sound so great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping with the setup and tear down. Thanks Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. Special thanks to the band for a great performance and the surprise addition of Samara Lark Brown and Aya Inoue on backing vocals. OK, let’s dive back into winter.

9.) Cold Stompin’ – Ninja Custodian
10.) Wish For Winter – Near North
11.) Stylus Of Id – Soma
12.) Cold Wind – The Thursday Torys

Cool song from the lovely band. Id has references to Orion, who always brings winter. Cool songs from Near and Ninja. OK, let’s keep going.

13.) Cold Water Morning – Satori Bob
14.) Winter Is Finally Here – The Smittens
15.) Winter Snow – The Zi Trees
16.) Winter Blues – The Red Newts

That was recorded live at Nectar’s. I haven’t caught up with Zi for a while but saw them play a nice show last summer. Lovely song from Smittens. Bob used to play around town many years ago. OK, let’s play a band from the Boston area.

17.) Winter’s Gun – Slowdim
18.) Cold Night – Guthrie Galileo
19.) Heavy Winter Heavy Snow – My First Days On Junk
20.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
21.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Go out, have drinks, embrace winter, I like that idea from Rabbit. Cool wish from Apartment. I think Junk is an Urian Hackney band. Cool flow to that music. Guthrie comes to town often. OK, it’s definitely frosty out there.

22.) Frosty Pink Skies – Miku Daza
23.) Let The Cold In – Mr. Doubtfire
24.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
25.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
26.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band

Cool song from Seth. I love the countdown in the Rabbit song. It sure seems that way Suburban. Lovely song from Doubt and smoking rocker from Miku. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Long Cold Day – Fish
Apartment Song – The Tragically Hip
Cold Ethyl – Alice Cooper
Stone Cold – Rainbow
Wintermute – Black Pyramid
Growing Colder – TILT
James And The Cold Gun – Kate Bush
Winter Winter – The Waterboys
Mistrial Wind – Heart
Cold Gin – Ace Frehley
Travelin’ Band – Def Leppard
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Twilight Alehouse – Genesis
Then – Yes
From Now On – Supertramp
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming

 

 

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Radio Show 288 Thursday January 10, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday January 10th. It will go as follows.

Song before: In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a cool band who play odd covers of classics.

1.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
2.) The Adventure Of Joe The Insect Part 2 – Josh Bridgman
3.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
4.) Broken – Abby Sherman

I really need to get out and see Abby sooner than later. Great song form David. He and the band will embark on another Vermont library tour later this year, so I had to play the Josh piece in front of their song. Cool version of the classic from Bridget. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

5.) Let You Down – Milton Busker
6.) Dead Inside (Really alive) – Near North
7.) Drivin’ All Alone – Danny & The Parts
8.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard

Such a lovely song from Francesca. She is so amazing. I caught Danny and the band last weekend at Hotel Vermont last weekend. They are so fun. Great song form North and another brilliant song from Milton. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy
10.) Acceptionalism – Paper Castles
11.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
12.) Falter – Julia Caesar

I just love that song. Julia are so amazing. Great song from the Siberians. Super cool songs form Castles and Bengoy too. So, here is a cool new song.

13.) Kool – Carraway
14.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
15.) The Drone – The Cush
16.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

I love how hard that rocks. I love the way the Drone builds and builds. I hope you have the volume high. Great song form Homes. Carraway played a Robot Dog Studio session last year and played that song, but this is a brand new fully recorded version of the song.. Ryan Cohen helped make it sound great. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
20.) Skybot – Blowtorch
21.) Hit – Blue Button

Great song from Button. Cool rockers from Claws and Blowtorch. It gets grey in the winter, so I like to toss in a little Blue Sky now and then. Great song from Vetica. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Shoots Like You – Alice Austin
23.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
24.) Solution – Vedora
25.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No

Blistering rocker from Mountain. I haven’t heard Solution for ages so I had to pull it out. Great songs from Peg and Alice. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Warmonger – Smokestack Lightning
27.) Olympus Mons – Phantom Suns
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Great song form Swale. They just released a video for that song and Eric Olsen must have been editing the video for a long time. It’s incredibly paced, full of iconic images and is a full on look at our world. Bravo. Cool rockers from Suns and Smokestack. 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

13th Star – Fish
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
Youn – Faun Fables
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists
Perpetual Change – Yes
Natural Science – Rush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Mistral Wind – Heart
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
regular awesome programming.

 

Radio Show 271 Thursday August 23, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday August 23. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lawyers, Guns, And Money – Warren Zevon

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with an artist who has been around for a while and put out a recent album that kind of blew me away.

1.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band
2.) America Dreams – Jason Baker
3.) The Darkness – Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist
4.) 100 Honey Bees – Abby Sherman

Cool song by Abby. Ben turned me on to her music so I wanted to play their music back to back. Cool song by Jason. Magic makes my heart sing. Speaking of making my heart sing. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance from Hana Zara.

5.) Love
6.) Pancakes
7.) Little Fires
8.) The Cats

Thanks so much for being so amazing Hana. Thanks Ryan Cohen for hosting and doing the sound, and Phoebe Zorn & Chrusty Barnacles for filming the video for Love that is on YouTube. So, last week I was chatting with Binger about how their new ep is about how, with the help of technology, humans are slowly turning into robots. Let’s explore that idea for a while.

9.) Memory.exe – Binger
10.) Joey Is A Robot – Zeus Springsteen
11.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future
12.) Android Anxiety – The Tsunamibots

Great song from our robot overlord surf rockers. Cool songs from Wave and Zeus. Is memory an executable file? Thanks for making me think Binger. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

13.) Please Explain To Me The Scientific Nature Of The Whammy – Doom Service
14.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) Space Odyssey – Aliendog
16.) Celebration – Humble Hero

I dug a little deeper into Hero’s album and liked what I found. Cool rocker from Alien. Great rocker from Doubt and that’s the second to last song on the Doom album. OK, this band are playing at the Monopole in Plattsburgh tomorrow.

17.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
18.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
19.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
20.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway

Carraway and Nancy will rock The Monkey House on Saturday. Miku will be at The Skinny Pancake Burlington tomorrow. This next band will play a library in Chelsea on Saturday.

21.) WTF (Wend Wrong) – DAVID ROSANE And The Zookeepers
22.) Suspended – J Bengoy
23.) Lovely Day – gneiss
24.) Come Kiss Me – Near North

North will be at Higher Ground on Friday. Gneiss will be at the Jericho Cafe & Tavern on Saturday. J will be at Foam Brewers on Friday. David and the band are in Vermont or Canada or both tonight. So, The Smittens just released a new album called City Rock Dove.

25.) Love Is A Word – The Smittens
26.) Honey Mustard Wings – Chris Shar
27.) Drunken Santa – Electric Halo
28.) Waiting For You – SWALE
29.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
30.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys

I saw them play a cool version of that last night at Radio Bean
Milton will be at the Champlain Valley Fair tomorrow. Swale will be at Shelburne Farms next Wednesday. Halo are doing an extravaganza at the Monkey tonight. Cool new song from Chris and lovely song from the Smittens. 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:
Faith Healer – Fish
The Wherewithal – The Tragically Hip
Birds Of Prey – Deep Purple
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
a selection from 2112 – Rush
Cinderella Search – Marillion
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

 

Radio Show 265 Thursday July 5, 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 July 5th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: New Americana – Halsey

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s super hot out so let’s beat the heat with some cool blues.

1.) Dipper Blues – Seth Yacovone
2.) Presence – Satori Bob
3.) Si Se Quema El Monte – Mal Maïz
4.) Who’s Your Fool – Kat Wright

Great song from Kat and the Band. Such a fun song from Mal. Presence was played in Burlington for a couple of years, about 25 years ago, but it’s description of the artistic condition still holds true. Cool song from Seth’s new album Life At Nectar’s. It’s great to know that he’s always there on Friday’s. OK, here is a real treat. Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Love Me Forever – Steady Betty
6.) Silent River – Steady Betty
7.) Practicing – Steady Betty
8.) Goodnight My Love – Steady Betty

Thanks for that great performance Steady! Linda Bassick wanted me to mention the great work that so many women musicians do with Girls Rock Vermont. Steady are solid supporters of their important cause. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great, Sam Mark for helping with the set up, and thanks to Phoebe Zorn & Chrusty Barnacles for the film work. OK, here’s another treat. Alice Austin just put out a new EP called Dirt And Helicopters. Here’s one of the three songs.

9.) Shedding – Alice Austin
10.) Agree To Disagree – 1881
11.) Last Night – Carraway
12.) Hope In the Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the new album Book Of Zoo. Their tour to raise funds and awareness for Vermont’s libraries has begun. The Zookeepers are in Enosburgh tonight and Peacham tomorrow. Great songs from Carraway and 1881. It’s so great that Alice is still making great music. OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) Nothing Happened – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) Running To The Mirror – Alice Austin
15.) Panic – Miku Daza
16.) Summertime – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Summer is raging here in Vermont. That’s such a great song from Peg. Miku will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on Tuesday with some other cool people. They rock so hard. Another great new song from Alice. That’s music to party to by Phil and the band. So, this week the sunflowers came out.

17.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
18.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
19.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
20.) Linea – Vetica

I loved Vetica. Cool song form Rabbit. Burlington classics from Chin and Dave. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

21.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service
22.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
23.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
24.) Wish For Winter – Near North

It’s so hot out, and has been since Sunday, I’m really beginning to wish for winter again. Great rocker from Seth’s full rock band. Great songs from Cannons and Doom. The days have been so hot lately that this song is welcome.

25.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
26.) Wanted For Cheap – Alice Austin
27.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
28.) Brother O Brother – Seth Yacovone

I want to send that out to my brother Ken and to send both of those to all of my brothers and sisters everywhere. Another great new song from Alice. 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
Where In the World – Fish
Pigeon Camera – The Tragically Hip
Min Enda Vän – Dungen
Vale – MIDLAKE BAND
Cinema Colliseo – Stone Document
The Cinema Show – Genesis
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Waking The Witch – Kate Bush
The Friends Of Mr Cairo – Jon & Vangelis
So They Say The New Siberians
Sucker’s Prayer – The Decemberists
Satellite – Guster
Satellite – analog missionary
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 243 Thursday February 1, 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 February 1st. It can be streamed from the website or our Facebook page here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Sugar Bullets – Stranglers

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a look back at the good old days when you would make mix tapes and give them to friends and lovers.

1.) My New Mix Tape – Eef
2.) True Hue – Ivamae
3.) The Cats – Hana Zara
4.) 15 Steps – Maryse Smith

I was excited to hear that Maryse will be back in town for many shows in February including a residency at Light Club Lamp Shop. Hana will be back in town for a show on February 11th at Radio Bean and I’m very excited for that too. Ivamae plays such beautiful songs. Great song from Eef. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

5.) The Sun Comes Up – The New Siberians
6.) The Static Divine – Crazyhearse
7.) Glover Tonight – Chin Ho
8.) Come Kiss Me – Near North

That’s such a lovely song from North. That’s a classic from Ho. Great song from the Middlebury band. Another great song from the Siberians. That album is packed with them. OK, I’ve got a treat for you. This next song is brand new and features Urian Hackney on drums!

9.) Honest Will – The Parts
10.) Light Walking – Adam Wolf
11.) Midnite Dance – Christopher Dorian Alley All Star Band
12.) Interview/Neutrino – Black Rabbit

That’s from the Live From Robot Dog Studio album that Ryan Cohen and I put out last week. They will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow. Another cool song from Alley’s new Hippo Nose album. I caught Adam a couple of weeks ago and loved the show. His band will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday. Great song from Danny LeFrancois and the rest of the Parts. OK, these next three bands will be at Club Metronome tomorrow.

13.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
14.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
15.) A Part Of You – NODON
16.) No Magic – Hellascope
17.) Doomed Convoy – Wolfhand
18.) …And The Gods Made War/Visions Of Gehenna – Black Pyramid

I caught Pyramid, Wolfhand, and Hellascope at Nectar’s last Metal Monday and loved all three. The first three will rock Metronome hard tomorrow. OK, let’s keep rocking.

19.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
20.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
21.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
22.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

I love the lyrics and power of that song. The Ninja song always used to cheer me up when i was down. Great rockers from Persian and the Blondes. Hey, this next band just released this new song.

23.) Where Do we Go From Here? – Madaila
24.) She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
25.) Basin And Range – Ver Sacrum
26.) Miniature Stairway To Heaven – James Kochalka Superstar
27.) Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
28.) The Next Instead – SWALE

Such a great song from Swale. The Whisper song has stuck with me since they played town that one time. Great new song from James. Ver is Matt from Vedora. He’s such a good soul and the music has a lovely flow. I love Ann-Marie’s singing on the Uncle song. Thanks for all that you do Madaila. 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
Jungle Ride – Fish
She Didn’t Know – The Tragically Hip
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Try To Love parts 1 and 2 – Dam Kat
A Great Good Comes – analog missionary
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
Not I – Andriana Chobot
Holes – Mercury Rev
Another Murder Of A Day – Fish and Tony Banks
Images – Saga
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
Myrrh – The Church Band
regular programming.

 

 

Radio Show 234 Thursday November 30, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   1 comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page WBKM It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday November 30 and will go as follows.

Song before: Winter – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I enjoyed spending the time with my family and friends. It’s now legal to play Christmas songs but I only have a couple lined up tonight. I want to begin tonight by offering my deepest condolences to Gabrielle Douglas who just lost her father. He sounded like an incredible man. Gabby is strong and I want to begin with a beautiful piece of music that she and Burette have given us.

1.) The Last Carol – The Cush
2.) Overcoat – SWALE
3.) Plains – Tom Pearo
4.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys

I just heard about the Torys. They are from Lyndon and sound pretty cool and I need to check them out more. Tom is a great musician. That’s from his new Headspace album. It has been chilly out and there have been several nights where taking a walk with a nice overcoat has been a lovely idea. Great song from The Cush. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and four live songs from Eastern Mountain Time.

5.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
6.) All We Need – Eastern Mountain Time
7.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time
8.) Same Ways – Eastern Mountain Time

I want to thank the band for being so great and to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound amazing. OK, on the last show I played the last song from the Surf Sabbath album so I have to start a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week. Let’s begin Black, Blue, and White by The New Siberians.

9.) All The Kids – The New Siberians
10.) Judgement Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) In The Country – Bardela
12.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah played a great version of that a couple of weeks ago at Club Metronome. I love playing that song when it’s cold out to remind us of what is to come. Lovely song by Bardela. Judgement is from the upcoming album Book Of Zoo and I can’t wait for it. Great song from the Siberians from a stellar album. So, on the night before Thanksgiving I went to Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop and saw these next 4 bands.

13.) All Is Lost – The Mountain Carol
14.) Mama – Ivamae
15.) Do U Love U? – Best Fern
16.) Can We Be Still? – Thanya Iyer

Thanya and Fern are from Montreal and are friends and did not know that each other was playing that night. That’s so Burlington. Ivama is amazing and Carol are a really cool band from Plattsburgh. So, we’ve had some dramatic sunrises and sunsets lately with vivid colors. The other night the sky was purple and that always makes me think of this song.

17.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
18.) Wish For Winter – Near North
19.) Favorite Bag – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
20.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
21.) Militant Mind – Mycelium MC

That was recorded live at Jim’s Basement which is a pretty cool venue. Great song by the MC who is playing a show at 11 tonight at Radio Bean. Portrait paint a fascinating view of our state. Great song from Phil’s upcoming album. I can’t wait for that one either. Great songs from North and Zola. This gentleman will be at the Bean tonight at 11 too.

22.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
23.) Hang Em High School – Barbacoa
24.) Supernatural – Ryan Ober and the Romans
25.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
26.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

I figure that if I keep playing that song, someone will have to eventually get Mountain that sled. Great rockers from Ryan and Crazy. Something about the Ryan song make me think it would sound great with the Crazy one. I caught Barbacoa the night after Thanksgiving with my cousins Michael Pearson and Caleb Pearson at Foam Brewers and they were amazing as always. Great questions from Forest. 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:
Big Wedge – Fish
Evelyn – The Tragically Hip
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
Aerial (live) – Kate Bush
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Kaleidoscope – Arc Iris
Ariel – October Project
Jazzersmasher – Made by Robots
Vale – MIDLAKE BAND
Light Years Of Love – Blue Oyster Cult
The Book Of Souls – Iron Maiden
Aura – The Church
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Parisienne Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Paris Is For Love – David Rosane and the Zookeepers
Happy X-mas (War is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Near North, Black Rabbit, and The Mountain Says No at The Monkey House October 7, 2017   1 comment

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Near North pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a week ago Saturday at The Monkey House. I met up with Nathan Curtis and we headed out for what I thought was a doors at 8:30 show at 9 night of music. We arrived just before 9 and The Mountain Says No were on and playing Statistik. Fortunately, the bartender was fantastic and I was in front of the band for the last third of the song. They sounded heavy and powerful and fantastic. King Grifter rocked hard and had soaring vocals. They followed with a new fast heavy thunderous song that may be called If You Lie. They eased back a tiny amount for the moody 3,000 Incubators. Restaurant always rocks hard but it took an extra heavy turn at the end. They sped up the beginning of Who Could say then closed the set with a new song with a heavy beginning and end and a moody middle section. I think might be Light Bright Lord since I got a peek at the set list after the show. I think I just missed Machu Piccu, but really should have been there for every glorious moment.

 

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The Mountain Says No pic by Tim Lewis

Nate and I hung outside at the tables for the set break, but soon some sound came from the stage and I rushed inside. Black Rabbit began a little slow with the searing BS Passes that has that easy to sing chorus. They followed with a fast heavy Mark My Words and we were off. They played a super fun new song with wonderful Darlene Scarano backing vocals. Per setlist.fm it was called Prime. They rocked out Too Good then thanked Bill Mullins and Dee Claw and played a fantastic version of the Persian Claws song Flypaper. I was elated. Another new song called The Shutout was great and had a let me in let me out vibe. The Original Original rocked furiously then they eased back for another new song called Quiet Down. They spoke a little about being sad about the passing of Grant Hart and played a set of Husker Du Covers. What’s Going On, Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely, and Turn On The News were fantastic. They went back to their songs for a blistering Double Line then rocked out another new song called Jumble. They closed the set with Sayonara and I was so psyched that they have so much great new music. New album soon?

 

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Black Rabbit pic by Tim Lewis

I chatted with a bunch of cool people, inside and out then heard music begin and rushed back inside. Near North were there to release their new album Most Every Night, and release it they did. They opened with Come Kiss Me then played the full album all the way through. The album has a nice rock sound and all the songs sounded great onstage. Get Loud had some sweet guitar work. Gone was slow and gorgeous. Saved had an especially nice Rickenbacker bass sound. The tenth and final song on the album, Dead Inside (Really Alive) rocked nicely and kept me in a happy place. They followed with a new song that may be called Ghost. From there they played a song about how I’ll never be the way you want and followed with a song with a dramatic rock opening. They played a song about waking up and being one with the floor and played one about a pile driver. They played a new song called Skylight and used a drop D to sound a bit more metal. They closed the 21 song set with a song about how it’s your heart that is broken and not mine. The whole show was pretty epic.

It was late so we headed out quickly. Nate dropped me at home and I was happily asleep shortly thereafter. What a great night.

 

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Near North pic by Tim Lewis

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