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Radio Show 236 Thursday December 14, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Black Rabbit at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time Thursday December 14. It can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page link WBKM and will go as follows.

Song before: Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) – The Doors

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Well, we finally got a nice snowfall, just in time for the holidays. Vermont looks so lovely. Let’s begin tonight by heading south to Rutland for a cool band.

1.) Mother’s OK – Split Tongue Crow
2.) Hollow – The Cush
3.) Rental – Zeus Springsteen
4.) We’re Closed – Blue Button

I love the way that song rocks. That’s another great new song from the upcoming Zeus album. Beautiful song by The Cush. I want to send the crow song out to everyone who’s mother has been going through a hard time and to every mother who is going through a hard time. Earlier today, my brother and I accompanied my mom up to the hospital for her last radiation treatment. It’s been a long six weeks. She’s got another tough week coming up but after that the healing process should kick in. I know she is not the only one going through that so let’s all do whatever we can do to support our mothers as long as we can. Oh, and apparently after you finish the course of treatment you get to bang a gong. It sounded really nice today. OK, Let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out with Black Rabbit.

5.) Prime – Black Rabbit
6.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
7.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
8.) Neutrino – Black Rabbit
9.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit

Thanks so much Black Rabbit for rocking so hard, thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and Happy Birthday Darlene Scarano!! OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

10.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
11.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
12.) Chop Wood/Carry Water – Zola Turn
13.) Ego – When Particles Collide

Particles are a great band and tour relentlessly. Go check then out whenever they play your town. That’s a classic rocker from the ’90’s from Zola. Great song from the 00’s from Cannons. OK, let’s keep rocking.

14.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
15.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
16.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
17.) American Dream – Doll Fight

Doll always rocked so hard. Great song from Plains. That’s mostly the title song from Marionette by Doubtfire. Peg is just amazing. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
19.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
20.) Something I Drew – farm
21.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland

Great rocker from the band from Vermont with the cool international name. Farm were always amazing. Grand are one of the most fun live bands our there. Always go check them out. Great rocker from the Claws. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
23.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
24.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
25.) Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and The Dwellers

Great rocker from Gabby. Those Dwellers shows highlighted tons of talented women in our community. I learned so much. Great rocker from Phil and the band. I love the epic feel of Casey Rae‘s song. Dino are amazing. OK, let’s get a bit drifty. If you like this next song head on over to Nectar’s tomorrow.

26.) Spastic Tactics – The Edd
27.) Wooden Heart – SWALE
28.) Snow – Hana Zara
29.) The Sower – Hana Zara

With winter here, it’s nice to think of someone sowing the seeds of spring. With winter here it’s nice to think of the lovely blanket of show. Great and beautiful song by Swale. 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:
What Color Is God? – Fish
I’m A Werewolf Baby – The Tragically Hip
Devil’s Food – Alice Cooper
The Black Widow – Alice Cooper
The Black Widow – Hana Zara
Feel Free – Dam Kat
The Drone – The Cush
King Of The Mountain (live) – Kate Bush
I Believe – Dam Kat
It’s A Miracle – Roger Waters
Amused To Death – Roger Waters
I Never Thought I’d Live To Be A Hundred – The Moody Blues
Legend Of A Mind – The Moody Blues
I Never Thought I’d Live To Be A Million – The Moody Blues
Just What I Needed – The Cars
State Of Independence – Jon and Vangelis
Starship Trooper – Yes
Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone
Winter Wonderland – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

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

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?

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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 224 Thursday September 7, 2017 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 US Eastern time Thursday September 7th. It can be streamed from the Facebook page link above or at WBKM.ORG and will go as follows,

Song before: Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. There was lots of great music in town last week and a staggering amount this week. Let’s begin with a band who blew me away the one time I saw them. They are in town tonight at ArtsRiot.

1.) The World Is A Loud Place – Landlady
2.) Favorite Bag – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
3.) Jessie – The Parts
4.) Hurricane – Landlady

I saw Landlady at Signal Kitchen once and was amazed. I’m psyched they are back in town tonight. This weekend is Art Hop in the South End. There are lots of bands playing and there is one amazing show in an alley by the Green Door which is behind ArtsRiot to the right and not far from Howard St. The Parts are one of the many bands playing there. That’s a brand new song from Phil Yates‘ upcoming album. Yea, Landlady. OK, let’s play the next song from Loose Tooth.

5.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
6.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
7.) Nicky Says – Black Rabbit
8.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen

Zeus will be at the Green Door show as will Rabbit and Dino. Great song from Clever. This next band will be at a couple of shows at Art Hop including one at Friends of Jim’s Basement.

9.) 25 Miles Per Hour Blues – Better Things
10.) Voodoo Wave – The High Breaks
11.) America Religious – Caroline Rose
12.) Secret – Madaila

Madaila put on a great show on Saturday when they took over Main St and put up a stage. I caught Caroline’s set at that show and was very impressed. The Breaks are playing Friday at ArtsRiot for the venue’s 4th birthday party with some other bands. This next band are playing Friday by the Green Door too.

13.) Better Than You Think – Eastern Mountain Time
14.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
15.) Vermonter – James Kochalka
16.) Cocktail Hour – David L Jarvis

Dave used to play around in the ’90’s and is back in town. He’s working on a new baroque pop band called The New Victorians so it will be cool to see what that sounds like. I think they will play that classic song. Great song from James about what it’s like to be in Vermont and to not be in Vermont. Francesca will be at Hotel Vt this Friday. This next band played the after Madaila show at Nectar’s last Saturday.

17.) All Down Tonight – SWALE
18.) Staring Our The Window – ROUGH FRANCIS
19.) Not In My Name – Dysfunkshun
20.) Burn – Dirty Blondes

The Blondes, and a couple of other bands, will be at the Dysfunkshun reunion show at Higher Ground on Saturday. Francis and Swale put on amazing shows at Nectar’s last Saturday. OK, here’s a classic Burlington rocker.

21.) Bloodboy – Envy
22.) Nightmare On Elm Street – Savage Hen
23.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band
24.) I Know, Right – The Mountain Says No

I haven’t caught up with Mountain in a while but love it when I do. Great rocker from Seth and the band. It was fun watching Hen put the Nightmare jump rope theme into song form at the Robot Dog Studio session last week. Classic from Envy. OK, there’s not much time left. Let’s end where we began.

25.) The Globe – Landlady
26.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
27.) In The Rain – Plan B
28.) Above My Ground – Landlady

I love how hard that song rocks at the end. Classic from B and quite appropriate with all the rain we’ve had lately. Great song from Whisper and another great one from Landlady. 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:
Zoe 25 – Fish
Heroes – King Crimson
Other Arms – Robert Plant
Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
Black 17 – The New Siberians
All The Same To You – Milton Busker
Poem For Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
Withering Heights – Kate Bush
Dig Him – Andriana Chobot
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 218 Thursday July 27, 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 stream at our website and the WBKM Facebook page. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday July 27 and go as follows:

Song before: Accidents Will Happen – Elvis Costello

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week had a ton of great shows and this week looks the same. We’re lucky to have so much great music and so many great events happening all the time. Let’s begin tonight with an artist who played live on the show last week.

1.) Dig Him – Andriana Chobot
2.) Child – Clare Byrne: Song and Dance
3.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard
4.) Paris Is For Love – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

I saw David and the band play a lovely version of that song last week at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth. They are playing Sunday night at Radio Bean about 10pm. Hopefully, they will start a couple of minutes late so everyone can watch Game Of Thrones first. I haven’t caught up with Francesca in a while but still love her music. Thanks to Ted Looby for turning me on to Clare’s music. Great song from Andriana. OK, here is the next song on Action.

5.) 8 Long Years – 1881
6.) Skeleton Star – The Cush
7.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
8.) Felon – SWALE

That’s another great song from Swale’s new album There’s No One Here. Great song from Milton from his album You Are What You Pretend To Be. That’s a new song from The Cush from the Dreamy Life Records compilation Group Therapy Volume 3 and it’s always exciting to play new music from them! Great song from 1881. This next artist just released an EP called Pizzaface and here is one of the songs.

9.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
10.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger
11.) Low Flying Planes – Chin Ho
12.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles

Spiders is already one of the great Vermont songs. Planes is a classic from the ’90’s. Binger have lots of shows coming up including the The Skinny Pancake Burlington on Saturday. They always put on a great show. Great stuff from Abbie Gail and the band. This next band will be at SideBar next Wednesday.

13.) Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle
14.) Bullet – REDadmiral
15.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music
16.) You’ve Got Problems – Kat Wright

Great song form Kat Wright and the band. Myra could be anywhere in the world but comes back to town now and then to enchant us with her lovely music. Nice rocker from Admiral and cool song from Turtle. I have not caught up with this next band for a while and hopefully they will have new music soon.

17.) Little Song – Invisible Homes
18.) Bad Oasis – farm
19.) Sun-Dipped Orphan and The Wizard’s Tea Pot – Elephants of Scotland
20.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian

Classic rocker from Ninja. Great song from Elephants. I can’t wait for their next album. Stunning song from Farm. Lovely song from Homes. OK, Brendan Devitt from Ninja is in a new band and this song is already a classic.

21.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
22.) Happy Song – Shred Flintstone
23.) Killing Ghosts – Better Things
24.) We’re Closed – Blue Button

Wonderful rocker from Button. Things and Shred are playing over at Friends of Jim’s Basement tonight. Great song from the Siberians. OK, tomorrow this next guy turns 50 so let’s celebrate.

25.) Green Apple Girl – David L Jarvis
26.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes
27.) All My Life – Wide Wail
28.) Decide – Dave Jarvis Band

Again, happy almost birthday Dave. Classic song from Wail. My heart goes out to Diane Sullivan who just lost her brother but played a great show with the Blondes last week anyway. We love you Diane!

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

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs After:
Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors – Fish
The Vigil – Blue Oyster Cult
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
The Great Sun Jester – Blue Öyster Cult
Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
Light Years Of Love – Blue Öyster Cult
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 212 Thursday June 15, 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 will run from 9-11pm June 15th and can be heard on 107.1FM or from the Facebook page of WBKM and will go as follows,

Song before: I Don’t Remember – Peter Gabriel

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful week of warm and hot sunny days so let’s head to the beach.

1.) Beach Song – Mr. Ray Fork
2.) A Walk On Ballard Beach – The High Breaks
3.) I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Blotto
4.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
5.) Lovely Day – gneiss

It’s been so nice to have so many lovely days lately. Gneiss are at Red Square tonight. There has been lots of blue sky lately and Rabbit sing such a cool song about it. They played a great show last Friday at The Monkey House. I remember seeing Blotto a couple of times at Hunts a long time ago. Great song from the Breaks. Now that Phil has taken the Affiliates joke to Chicago, it’s time for us to embrace the Ray Fork joke. OK, let’s play the next song on Camera.

6.) Shortcuts – 1881
7.) Miranda – Ninja Custodian
8.) Voodoo Camaro – Wide Wail
9.) Windows down – Lendway

It’s the perfect time to drive around with the windows down, perhaps in a magical camero. Classic song from Ninja. I’m working my way through the set of EP’s from 1881 called Lights, Camera, and Action song by song, week by week. OK, last Saturday I joined the Friends of Jim’s Basement and saw these next four bands.

10.) Winnebago – Ellen Degenerates
11.) Goner – REDadmiral
12.) Shark – Greaseface
13.) Fruity Pebbles (Legend Of The Samurai) – Shred Flintstone
14.) Cross Country – Steven Wright

I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring us at WBKM and for bringing Mr Wright to the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts tomorrow, and for all of the other great music they bring to our community all the time. Great song from the New Jersey band with such a great name. Flintstone rocked hard in Jim’s basement last week. Greaseface also put on a brilliant show that night. Admiral have stripped down to more of a acoustic band and were cool last Saturday too. Ellen closed that show nicely. OK, let’s play another Burlington classic.

15.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
16.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
17.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
18.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

Great song from Vetica. Heartbreak rocks hard. Same for Zola. Such a fun song from Zoot. OK, let’s go out for a ride.

19.) Freeway – Totally Submerged
20.) The Mime – Joe Adler
21.) I Am A Hatchet – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
22.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Such a great song from David. It’s sad to see Phil Yates move to Chicago but at least he and the band played a blistering show at the Monkey House last Friday. I’m sure we will see him again. Joe’s been playing around lately in his new band a.m. rejoice which I seem to keep missing. It’s hard to miss Submerged since they play all around Vermont all the time. OK, let’s keep up the theme with a song about the ocean.

23.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
24.) Sober – Vedora
25.) In The Rain – Plan B

Plan are a classic Burlington band from the ’80’s. I love how huge that song is. I always loved it when Vedora played Sober and Matt went way off on guitar. Hmmm, song about the ocean. Hmmmm. OK, there’s not much time left so let’s keep rocking.

26.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
27.) Something I Drew – farm
28.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Great rocker from Seth Yacovone and the guys. Classic song from Farm who played in the 2000’s. Great rocker from Anders. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after:

Sunsets On Empire – Fish
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
La Villa Strangiato (live) – RUSH
Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck
Above My Ground – Landlady
Detroit Rock City – Kiss
On And On – Michael Schenker
It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen (live) – April Wine
Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Happy X-mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

 

Mikey Holland, Black Rabbit, and Phil Yates & The Affiliates at The Monkey House June 9, 2017   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music last Friday at The Monkey House. I worked until 7, checked in with Nathan Curtis and just before 9 we headed to Winooski. While it felt like the end of an era, my focus was squarely set on the rock show in front of me. We got drinks then hung out on the picnic tables outside and chatted with Josh Shedaker for a while. I kept glancing in the open window and when I heard the sound of an acoustic guitar getting ready to play, I headed in.

Mikey Holland from The Dazies sang and played guitar and the songs had a neo-romantic Posies sort of sound. The first song was about suffocating in the USA and the second was about panicking all the time. He sang about a piece of my love and he sang about a famous Boston bartender named Johnny Allen. He sang a song about feeling like an idiot with the tag line 1 2 3 4 5 Hey, I’m Alive, and it was fun that it was the 5th song of the set. A cheery song about the misery of being on the outside looking in followed. He sang about the little things that keep him up at night and closed with a song about howling at the moon called Wake The Night. I liked his set and liked his songs and he made them sound great.

 

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Mikey Holland pic by Tim Lewis

The room was full of local stars and it was not long until Black Rabbit took the stage with a roar. At top volume and peak punk rock intensity Rabbit lit into the set with The Original Original. They told us what Nicky said then sang about Carnage. They played the first new song of the night and it’s already on it’s way to becoming one of my favorites. They rocked hard on the bouncy My Blue Sky then said Sayonara. Another new song, maybe Quiet Down, was great and it’s already on it’s way to becoming one of my favorites. Alienation has that great flow to it and Rejected is such a universal sentiment. They sang about JFK, at a beautifully blistering volume, on Mark My Words. The Invisibles has that great line about lipstick and dynamite, and is always fun to hear live. Another new song, The Shutout (?) was cool and it’s already on it’s way to becoming one of my favorites. They went back to the first EP for the tale of Papa Neutrino. They pulled out a cover of Husker Du’s I Apologize that made the room a happy place. The next one was the last new one of the night and it’s already on it’s way to becoming one of my favorites. They went into the home stretch with the powerful Tibbar Tibbar. Darlene Scarano leaned into the mic and said Is Phil Yates really leaving town and they closed the night with New Rose. It was such a fitting end to a powerhouse show.

 

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Black Rabbit pic by Tim Lewis

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Black Rabbit pic by Tim Lewis

I chatted with a few people in the break but soon it was time for the last Phil Yates & The Affiliates show before Phil moves to Chicago. They opened by rocking hard on Burn It Down, Bernadette and that set the tone for the night. They kept rocking at full pace with Might As Well Settle then played the cool new song Send Him The Bill. If Only I Was Lonely was a bit mellower but still had some rock to it. They ramped back up on Co-pilot. I Am A Hatchet has a nice groove to swing to then they rocked out Burn Burn Burn. She Has Your Name sounded sweet as always. I’m not sure what the next one was, but it was pretty cool and may have been about sour grapes. Fixin’ To Die is another cool new song and sounded great. They brought the volume to peak intensity and the and the speed up to Rabbit level for a stunning Ninjas Vs Zombies. They kept rocking hard on My Favorite Bag then played a blistering Little French Earthquakes. They played a lovely version of Big Star’s Thank You Friends then closed the night with Phil putting down the guitar and singing the heck out of Honeycomb. It’s sad that Phil is leaving and nice to know that he can come back anytime, but of all the shows to leave on, this one rocked hard.

 

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Phil Yates & The Affiliates pic by Tim Lewis

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Phil Yates & The Affiliates pic by Tim Lewis