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

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Eastern Mountain Time pic by Tim Lewis

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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

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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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Radio Show 228 Thursday October 5, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Matt The Gnat and the Gators with Miss Saxy pic by Tim Lewis

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday October 5th. You can stream it from our Facebook page link here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song Before: I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a tough week to be a music fan what with the shootings in Las Vegas by a man who’s mind just broke, then the untimely death of Tom Petty. The only think I can think of to do is to celebrate the people who are out there making art and music and spreading love and joy every day. Let’s begin tonight with a new band that I don’t know a lot about but are engaging the world with their music.

1.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
2.) The Crow – Bardela
3.) Homesick – Jakals
4.) Safe To Say – SWALE

It gives me no end of comfort to know that Swale are out there making and playing great songs like that. Jakals are from Boston and came to visit The Monkey House last Saturday and put on a wonderful show. That song really stood out. I caught Bardela at the Monkey House on Tuesday and loved how Arty LaVigne and Cooie DeFrancesco‘s voices blended. The other two guys in the band were pretty good too. Cool song from Carol. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for another edition of WBKM live at Robot Dog.

5.) Done Saving Bones – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
6.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
7.) Frozen Winning Streaks Of A Gambler – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Paper Doll – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
9.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

I want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound great and thank Matthew Bryan Hagen and Caroline Marie for such an amazing performance! Also, thanks to Burlington Beer Company for the tasty libations. Matt just had a birthday so Happy Birthday Matt again. OK, lets move on to the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song week after week. It is an album that features Matt on guitar.

10.) Children Of The Grave – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
11.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates
12.) Lovely Day – gneiss
13.) Come Kiss Me – Near North

North are about to release a beautiful new album called Most Every Night at the Monkey House on Saturday. Gneiss are at Red Square tomorrow evening. The Primates just released their new album We’re Here Now. I love it when they do Hurricane live and am happy to have a copy of the song that I can play. The Breaks are so great, whether they are in their usual mode or the Sabbath mode. OK, these next two bands will play with North on Saturday.

14.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
15.) Machu Picchu – The Mountain Says No
16.) The Mime – Joe Adler
17.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Sometimes it’s easy to feel lost and like there is no home and that song touches on that. Just remember, we all feel that way and can help each other make a home in our vibrant community. Joe is a true treasure and brings us lots of music. That’s such a great song. Cool songs from Mountain and Rabbit and I can’t wait for Saturday. So, a few weeks ago The Tsunamibots made me the director of robot propaganda and I thought I better try and live up to the title.

18.) Robotic Meltdown – The Tsunamibots
19.) Robots Making Love – Pinhead
20.) I Think I’m turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future
21.) Rise Of The Robots (Reprise) – The Tsunamibots

I hope you enjoyed that fun set by such creative musicians. This next song was recorded at Robot Dog Studio and features Matt Hagen on bass.

22.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
23.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
24.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
25.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians

Such a fun song from the Siberians. Druids played a great version of that one last week at the Monkey House. Francis are a treasure and that song always rocks. Great rocker from Hen. 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:
Torch Song/Slainte Mhath – Marillin
Refugee (live) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Shout (live) – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Yardsale – Lendway
Mother’s OK – Split Tongue Crow
Candle In The Wind – Kate Bush
Ball Of Confusion – Love And Rockets
Parisienne Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
Parallels – YES (official)
Tear In Your Hand – Tori Amos
Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Story In Your Eyes – The Moody Blues
Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Falling Further In – October Project
Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Happy X-mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

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Radio Show 227 Thursday September 28, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday September 28 and can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page link WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Train In Vain – The Clash

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. What a crazy week, it’s been like summer and in the ’90’s and suddenly today it’s a chilly fall day. You’ve got to love Vermont. Let’s begin tonight with a band who are about to release a new album called Most Every Night.

1.) Get Loud – Near North
2.) Jesse – The Parts
3.) Favorite Bag – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
4.) Wicked World – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)

It’s so cool that the Breaks did the whole album of Sabbath songs in a surf style. I’m playing it all the way through song after song week after week. Cool song from Phil’s upcoming album. Great song from The Parts. Thanks Near North for sending me a copy of your new album on blue vinyl. It sounds great. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for another edition of WBKM Live At Robot Dog.

1.) Intro->Accidental Graveyard-> The Dead Shakers
2.) Taung Child -> – The Dead Shakers
3.) Superpowers -> – The Dead Shakers
4.) Medfield – The Dead Shakers

Thanks to Ryan Cohen from Robot Dog for making us all sound so great and thanks Burlington Beer Company for the libations. I especially want to thank The Dead Shakers for taking us on a rocking journey. OK, this next band have been playing around for ages and Mr. Charlie Frazier is a local legend. He has kept Vermont’s desire for the music of The Grateful Dead going for years.

5.) Intros -> – Blues for Breakfast, the band
6.) Scarlet Begonias -> – Blues For Breakfast
7.) Music Never Stopped – Blues For Breakfast

Vermont loves the music of the Dead and Mr. Charlie’s dedication to the blues. So, this weekend it was so hot I’m sure lots of people headed to the beach.

8.) Beach Song – Mr. Ray Fork
9.) Kindergarten – Lendway
10.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
11.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone

Great song from Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton. Druids are Sean’s new band and they are playing Saturday at The Monkey House so go check them out. I miss Lendway. All last week was beach weather. It’s getting late in the year and darkness is coming earlier.

12.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
13.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
14.) Cheese Whiz Salad – Wren Kitz
15.) Queen City – Cave Bees

I’m psyched that the Bees have that recorded so I can play it for you. Burlington is The Queen City and I rock it as many nights as I can. I caught Wren Kitz and his band at Club Metronome last week and they were stunning. Lauren Costello plays in Wren’s band and in The Dead Shakers. Great songs from Andriana and David. Josh Shedaker plays in The Dead Shakers and in this next band. He just lost his grandmother so we want to send him lots of love.

16.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
17.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
18.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
19.) Mary – Plan B

That’s a classic from the ’80’s. I love the truth in Joe’s song that we are all brothers and sisters and that we should take care of each other in times of pain and in times of joy. Great rockers from Seth and Dino. We all have a limited amount of time on this world so please spend it well.

20.) Precious Time – The Cush
21.) So They Say – The New Siberians
22.) 45 – Clever Girls
23.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

Classic song from Anais. Clever are at The Monkey House tomorrow so go check them out. Great songs from Siberians and The Cush. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Jack And Jill – Fish
Going For The One – YES (official)
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult
Until We Sleep – David Gilmour
New Americana – Halsey
Visions Of Angels – Daevid Allen
Hymnalayas – Gong – Band
Dance On A Volcano (live) – Genesis
Los Endos (live) – Genesis
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music

 

Radio Show 213 Thursday June 22, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM Thursday June 22nd will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and will go as follows:

Song before: You’ve Got Time – Regina Spektor

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Phish became so huge that a lot of people think of Burlington as a host to many jam bands, which we certainly have plenty, but we also have lots of diverse artists and some even think your song is too long.

1.) Your Song’s Too Long – Mr. Ray Fork
2.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
3.) Fast – Chin Ho
4.) Terrarium – Vedora

I miss Vedora. What a beautiful song. Chin put a ton of music into our community in the 90’s. Nice rocker from the Girls. Ray Fork, you’ve just got to love him. OK, here is the next song on Camera.

5.) Dead End Street – 1881
6.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
7.) Bloodboy – Barbacoa
8.) Off To Be On – Near North

Cool song by the Vermont band. I should really try and catch up with them soon. Classic cover of the Envy song by Barbacoa. Bill Mullins and Kirk Flanagan from the band will play at Foam Brewers tomorrow as the Idles. Classic song from the Cush. Great song from 1881. This next set of music has a universal theme. It begins with not being able to get by, even though you are in the show.

9.) Soul Piggy Bank – SWALE
10.) I Got A Job – Maryse Smith
11.) Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
12.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
13.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
14.) I Quit – Blotto

With the setup from the first song, I think you can see the flow of the theme from the song titles. Great songs, each and every one of them. OK, let’s keep rocking.

15.) Lion Tamer – Carraway
16.) Parking Lot – Villanelles
17.) Silence Kills – Secret Heliotropes
18.) Just Another Day – The Nancy Druids

I had to play that one because of the lion tamer reference. Cool songs from Heliotropes, Villanelles and Carraway. This next song is just great.

19.) Haze – gneiss
20.) Bury Me – Forest Gray
21.) Harvest Moon – Silver Bridget
22.) Easy Come – Split Tongue Crow

Great song from the Rutland band. Bridget are so wonderful. I caught up with Forest Gray at Radio Bean last Sunday and he put on a delightful show as always. Gneiss are at Martell’s in Jefforsonville tomorrow. OK, time to keep rocking.

23.) Spit N Fire Blues – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
24.) Showdown At The Blue Moon Hotel – Jerichovox
25.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

Great rocker by the very thoughtful band that Facebook won’t let me tag. Jerichovox are from Jericho VT and play cool songs. That song by Joe Adler and the band was recorded live at Nectar’s. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
27.) Light’s Of Montreal – Lobot
28.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire the Cannons

Cannons only existed for a couple of years but left us with some great songs. Dino will be at The Monkey House on Sunday with some other musicians to raise money for a good cause, so you should Show Up. Lobot were so much fun, and so were the Claws. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:

Poet’s Moon – Fish
Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker
Bird In A Gale – Roger Waters
Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians
Ocean’s Apart – Roger Waters
Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo
I Didn’t know That You Were A Wizard – Colin Nicholas Clary
Be My Hero – October Project
Joan Crawford (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music

 

Radio Show 164 Thursday June 23, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis

 

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Last night’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM went as follows:

Song before: Train In Vain – The Clash

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and have seen a ton of great music, and will likely see a ton more before it’s over. Let’s begin tonight with a band I’ve been meaning to catch up with for a while now. I finally saw them last Saturday at Red Square and really enjoyed their show.

1.) Piano In Every Room – gneiss
2.) All Too Human – Close Encounters
3.) Resurrection in Sanskrit 1 – Binger
4.) Resurrection in Sanskrit 2 – Binger

After catching the first set from Gneiss I went down to The Skinny Pancake and caught sets by Close and Binger. I really enjoyed both bands. OK, let’s play the next song on Giant Places.

5.) We should Go Tonight – Lendway
6.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
7.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
8.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket are playing at noon in City Hall Park and I may have to go see them. Jeremy has been writing new songs so hopefully we will have a new album from him in the near future. I saw Joe play with The Wee Folkestra last Friday and they are playing at Nectar’s tomorrow. Hmmm, Lendway. On Saturday Tony Gallucci and I will represent WBKM at the Eat More Kale Festival and here is a tiny sampling of the music that will happen that day.

9.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
10.) If I Knew – Binger
11.) Smile – Dwight & Nicole
12.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

I’m very psyched for Saturday. Last Monday I went to Nectar’s and caught these three bands.

13.) The Hots – Near North
14.) Drunk On Wall Street – Meadowhawks
15.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates

All three bands were great on Monday. This next band release their new album at Nectar’s on Tuesday.

16.) What If… – REDadmiral
17.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
18.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
19.) Gas and Oil – Gas and Oil

What a classic Burlington rocker. BB are playing at The Monkey House on Friday. Dino are at the Monkey on Monday to help raise money for their friend Jay McDonald. I’m sending this next song out to anyone who’s had a tough time lately.

20.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
21.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
22.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
23.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
24.) Your Eyes – Forest Gray

Last Friday I went to a bar called Foundation and saw a great set by Forest, Portrait and Doom. Andrew Stearns was there too but I slacked and did not track down any of his music. If you need to rock out Doll Fight can always help. I miss this next artist.

25.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara
26.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger.

Binger also played Thursday night so since they have played a show in town three times in one week, I had to play them three times. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

27.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after: Margaret – Marillion with Fish
Hinterland – TILT
Sealine – The Church Band

 

Near North, Meadowhawks, and Phil Yates & The Affiliates at Nectar’s June 20, 2016   Leave a comment

Near North at Nectar's June 20 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Near North at Nectar’s June 20 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music last night at Nectar’s. I saw a lot of music on Friday and Saturday and had a quiet Sunday, so by Monday night I was itching to get back into the fray. The show said doors at 9 so I assumed the show would start around 9:30. Just after 9 I took the lovely walk downtown and arrived around twenty after.

Near North were on stage and rocking when I walked in. I got settled and found a place to stand and began to listen. They are a trio with electric guitar/singer, bass and drums. The music was solid rock with some catchy choruses. John has a nice clear voice and sang songs about zombies and things. He mostly played chunky chords but pulled out a nice lead break here and there. Chris played the drums with a steady fury and drove the songs nicely. Joe worked hard to get every bass note and seemed to always be jumping around. It’s almost worth going to see them just to watch Joe. Of course, it’s really worth going to see them because of the songs. Several of them really caught me and I will have to go search for their music soon. In the late middle part of the set they pulled out a cover of Where Is My Mind? and that is when the dancers appeared, It started with the blonde in the black dress but then she got her three friends and they danced hard to the rock music for the rest of the set. You just have to love that enthusiasm.

 

 

Meadowhawks at Nectar's June 20 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Meadowhawks at Nectar’s June 20 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

The set break was short and then Meadowhawks took the stage, They are from Hudson NY and were a trio too. Ryan MacLean sang and played an electric 12-String and I did not catch the name of the drummer or bass player. The music was pretty rocking with some odd fun changes here and there. The quirkiness did not stop the dancers and I had fun trying to follow where the music was going. With songs like Sweet Liberty and Social Network Apocalypse the songs had a nice balance between the music and lyrics. They wrapped the set with Drunk On Wall Street and with a little luck, they will come back and play for us again soon.

 

 

Phil Yates and the Affiliates at Nectar's June 20 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Phil Yates and the Affiliates at Nectar’s June 20 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

The set break was about 10 minutes but the dancers left anyway. It’s too bad since Phil Yates & The Affiliates opened with the super fun hard rocking Little French Earthquakes. They kept the pace at full tilt with Might As Well Settle then eased up a bit with She Has Your Name. The next four were new songs and I really liked them all. Songs like Co-Pilot, Burn Burn Burn, and Masterpiece filled out the end of the set and they closed with a delightfully hard rocking Burn It Down, Bernadette. The songs are so well crafted and the band plays so well, it’s a shame more people did not get out to see them, but those of us who did were nicely rewarded.

I said a quick goodbye then took the rainy walk home.