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Radio Show 36 Thursday November 7 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   2 comments

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I just got back from local music radio show 36 on internet only WBKM.ORG. It was a grey rainy day today, so I went with that mood

Song before: Hasn’t Hit Me Yet – Blue Rodeo

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I had a great time at Radio Bean‘s birthday party Saturday. I saw a ton of great music. I want to thank everyone who put it on, especially Joe Adler. He and the Rangers Of Danger played a great version of this song. This is The Mime on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) The Mime – Joe Adler and The Rangers Of Danger
2.) Mississippi River – The Dwellers
3.) Catskills – Alpenglow

I’ve enjoyed seeing Alpenglow a couple of times this summer. That song reminds me of driving through the mountains of New York, just across the lake from Burlington. Gabrielle Douglas used to play Mississippi all the time. It would be great to have her come back and play it again for us. Next up, let’s play the next song on Alice Austin‘s To A Star In The Yard. Having a degree in economics and or personal relationships will help you with this song.

4.) Laissez Faire – Alice Austin
5.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
6.) This Is Our Good Night – Aya Inoue
7.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara

Hana just won the Advance music singer songwriter competition. Word has it that she really impressed some people with that song. Aya sang some soaring vocals on a song in Dripline’s set at the Bean birthday bash. I’ve seen her occasionally, over a few years, and am always happy when she’s on the bill, because I’ve always had a good time when she plays. Maryse had a good set at the Bean, though it was buried by talking and coffee drinks. She persevered like a champ and played a sweet version of Good Thing when the audience quieted down. Swale had a great set at the Bean, and played a killer show the night before Halloween. They opened with this:

8.) Armadillo – Swale
9.) High On A Good Day – Chuch
10.) If The Sea Won’t Rise – Sean Altrui

It was fun checking out Sean’s album for Halloween. I liked this song so much I wanted to play it today. Chuch have been around for a while and that’s a pretty cool song. Swale will be part of the Lou Reed tribute night at The Monkey House on Saturday. It will be fun. OK, time to rock. Here is a brand new song from Black Rabbit.

11.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit
12.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
13.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy
14.) Projector – Vetica

Per Andrew from Vetica, they have broken up. Rats! Hopefully they will put something new together. Per Facebook, Poxy are no more. Rats! I hope they put something new together too. The Cave Bees just played a killer set at the Bean. They are probably heading to Texas soon, maybe we’ll get lucky and they play another show before they go. Black Rabbit singing about JFK. 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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Song after: The Leaving – Fish
Song after that – Usual Plays In Heaven, Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed

 

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Be Aggressive and Poxy at 242 Main September 20, 2013   Leave a comment

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242 Main St

Yesterday was a long work day and I was feeling drained. I got out at 7 but did a quick turn around at home, and headed downtown. I arrived at Twofourtwo Main to find that none of the bands had started. I hung out for a bit, then BE AGGRESSIVE hit the stage. They were loud, fast and fun. They are a guitar bass/vocals, drum trio. The drumming is pretty snappy punk, but the guitar and bass were a bit more metal. They played a bunch of cool songs, then in the middle, played their eponymous song, that keeps winding up on my internet radio show. At that point, each song got better and better, and I was flailing happily by the end of the set. New guitar player, Pete, was constantly jumping and adding tons to the energy. John Otis Bro kept the low end of the songs driving and screamed out the vocals while Kevin used the drums to propel the songs. They were lots of fun and I want to know when they are around in the future!


After a quick tear down/set up, Poxy hit the stage. Their songs are short and fast and furious. Their longest song on their EP Pucker Power is around a Ramonesish two and a half minutes, but most are shorter. On stage at 242, the guitar/vocals, bass, drums trio showed poise and confidence and rocked the place hard. They played a coupe of the ones that barely last a minute. They did the cover of Earth Angel, that starts nice and slow, then rips through the middle section at breakneck speed. They played some new songs where they stretched the songs out a bit and played with a fast then slow dynamic. The whole show felt like 30 or 40 minutes, but clocked in closet to 20. It was a joyous few moments, and I can’t wait to see them again. They seem to be growing a lot and it will be fascinating to see where they go.


During the break, the realization that I had to be up at 7am took hold. I let my tiredness lead, and took the quick walk home. If I had started work later on Saturday, it would have been fun to check out the other two bands who played, and/or head to Nectar’s to see Wave of the Future and Savage Hen, but sometimes there is only so much you can do. I’m richer for having seen what I did, and am happy that I caught two of the bands I most wanted to see. Thank goodness there is no more music that is dragging me out again in the near future, and least not until tonight.

Radio Show 30 Thursday September 19 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from local music internet radio show number 30 on WBKM.ORG. It seemed that in every break, what I was about to say, slipped out of my head. Maybe it’s a sign that I need a week off.

Song before: Mad As The Mist And Snow – The Waterboys

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been warm and sunny for the last couple of days. The nights have been chilly, but still nice for walking. Here is the next song on Swale‘s A Small Arrival. This is Overcoat on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Overcoat – Swale
2.) Tell Me – Linda Bassick
3.) Johnson Unit Talkin’ Blues – Satori Bob
4.) Leonard Cohen – Violette Ultraviolet

On Saturday a bunch of local musicians are playing Leonard Cohen songs at Radio Bean. I’m not sure if VU will be there, but wanted to play the song. Satori are on the opposite coast, but that song has a Cohen sort of feel. It’s cool that both coasts are thinking the same way. Linda plays the Bean on Friday mornings, bring your kids if you get a chance. Hmmm, Swale. Last Sunday at the punk show at the Bean, they added Hana Zara at 8 and a band from Maine called Old Soul in between. Their songs just made me feel happy.

5.) Home – Old Soul
6.) Traveling Time – Born Naked
7.) In The Pines – Vedora

I just saw Vedora at Red Square. They played a ton of new songs, and they did play Pines. It’s great to see them again! A long time ago David L. Jarvis created a label called Permanent Records. It wasn’t, but did put out the CD by New Hampshire’s Born Naked.
Tomorrow I’m heading to 242 Main to catch Poxy and Be Aggressive. I have a song from each of them coming up, but will start with the band I saw last night.

8.) The Eldridge – Cameo Harlot
9.) Be Aggressive – Be Aggressive
10.) Rot In Hell – Poxy
11.) Black and Red – Rough Francis

I had such a good time at the punk show Sunday at the Bean. I hope I have as much fun at 242 tomorrow. Last night was great with Cameo at the Monkey. OK, let’s go classic Burlington.

12.) Drug Me Up – Ninja Custodian
13.) Lines and Spaces (live) – The Cancer Conspiracy

That was two of the great classic Burlington bands. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next, well actually, I will be off next week. I’m going to Albany to see the Waterboys. Let’s do it the week after, and the week after, and the week after……

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Song After – The Great Unraveling – Fish

Radio Show 28 Thursday September 5 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from Radio show 28 on WBKM.ORG.  It was a moody and rocking affair with a dash of chaos.  Classic Burlington lined up with happening now Burlington.  Both held up well.

Song Before: A Full Moon In March – The Waterboys

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From our small city to the great big world, these are The Sounds Of Burlington.  Tonight it will drop into the 30’s, but there will be a few warm days ahead.  I know you will go swimming again.  When you do, don’t be a shark victim.  This is the Theme Song from Shark Victim on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Theme Song – Shark Victim

2.) You Don’t Like Me (Do Ya) – Pinhead

3.) Earth Angel – Poxy

4.) Confession – Violette Ultraviolet

I’ve seen VU a couple of times this year and had a great time.  Poxy rock, very quickly, and will be playing 242 Main sometime soon.  Pinhead are such a classic VT band.  It’s so fun to watch J Boom Mateik and Michael Clifford rock out as SV.  Here is the next song on A Small Arrival

5.) The Last Room You’ll Ever Sleep In – Swale

6.) One From Two – Linda Bassick

7.) Blue Again – Anna Pardenik and Her Apologies

I’ve really enjoyed seeing Anna this year.  I’m happy to have music of hers to play.  Linda is a wonderful singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and plays with Steady Betty, when not doing her solo projects.  She also goes to a lot of shows and supports her fellow musicians.  Way to go Linda.  Hmmmm, Swale.  I missed some music this week, but looked at Wednesday and found Cameo Harlot at the Monkey House.  I chatted with the guys from Vetica when I walked in, and found they were playing too.  Cool.

8.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

9.) Holmes Sweet Holmes – Cameo Harlot

10.) Carion My Wayward Son – The Contrarian

I’ve been listening to Contrarian’s Advanced Magic lately, and that one caught me.  The Cameo song was a nice brooding rocker with a strong finish.  Another great song by Vetica.  I’m heading to the Art Hop tomorrow to catch Dino Bravo, and maybe Rough Francis.  A long time ago, in Burlington, there was a man named Ethan.  He formed a band called the Hollywood Indians and Peg Tassey wrote a song about him.  She tossed in a poem to begin with.

11.) Poem for Torin/Ethan’s Stoned – Peg Tassey

12.) Bad Oasis – Farm

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

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Hi this is Tim, my favorite singer just released a new album  This is Fish with a song called Crucifix Corner on WBKM, and even though he is from Scotland, this is Burlington’s kind of music

Song After: Crucifix Corner – Fish

Radio Show 26 Thursday August 22 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got home from internet radio show number 26 on WBKM.ORG. I had new music to play, so a few discs to load in. One had an error that froze the console a bit (thank goodness the music was still playing) but once it cleared I was set to go. I stuck in a cool song before my song before, and stuck in two after my song after.

Song Before: Hiroshima Mon Amour – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are The Sounds Of Burlington. When I first started seeing music in Burlington there was a lot of old school rock and blues. Here are some of the best.

 

1.) Jumbled Cluck – The Dogcatchers

2.) I Don’t Like Working – East Coast Muscle

3.) Away From Here – Zoot Wilson And The Reputation

4.) Tennessee Line – Buck And The Black Cats

 

All those bands made Nectar’s the legend that it is. The blues rock sound changed when an odd bunch of guys reacted to the changing music of the world, and brought new sounds to Burlington.

 

5.) No More Sex – Pinhead

6.) 2 Hot 2 B a Prostitute – The Lestons

7.) Move Through Time – The Persian Claws

8.) Mirrors – Vetica

 

I loved seeing Vetica at the Precipice. I was hoping they would play again, and they are coming to Radio Bean tomorrow. I’m psyched I have a song to play by The Persian Claws. They’ve been playing some real nice rock shows lately. I got to know 2 Hot as a Party star song and love how catchy it is. Matthew Stephen Perry plays in both bands and it was great to see him at the Black Crowes show at the Maritime Festival on the waterfront last Saturday. The Crowes wrapped the night in a wonderful way, but I also caught Swale at the start of the day. Here is the next song on A Small Arrival, the melancholy and gorgeous Middlesex.

 

9.) Middlesex – Swale

10.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

11.) Lonesome Lullaby – The Dwellers

 

That is a Gabrielle Douglas solo song, but sounds so much like a great Cush song. I love the Milton song and missed him at the Precipice. He is coming to Radio Bean tomorrow too. Swale were great at the festival. I think I forgot to mention how amazing Johnnie Day Durandis on the saw on that song. Speaking of Radio Bean, last night I saw the first show by the new drummer, the album release party, and the last show that Doll Fight! will play. It was a great loud fast show. Part of what made it great was openers Poxy. They really impressed me, and I will play one of their songs after Doll Fight!

 

12.) I Fight Back – Doll Fight!

13.) Be Aggressive – Be Aggressive

14.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy (It was supposed to be song 13 but it just popped out of the player and Be Aggressive popped it. I re-queued it, and it played fine. Phew!)

15.) Moles – When Particles Collide

16.) Weapon Factory – The Wards with The Dirty Blondes

17.) I-90 East – Rough Francis

 

Rough Francis are great. The Wards are classic Burlington, but still play out now and then. It’s nice to hear that version with Diane Sullivan singing a verse. Portland Maine’s When Particles Collide come to town, now and then, to rock us. Great lyrics in moles. Do you have a chemistry degree? Poxy were great at Radio Bean, and I’m glad the song played the second time. Be Aggressive rock. I’ll miss you Doll Fight! I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song After – Scattering Crows – Fish

The walk home was lovely. I ran into Hana Zara and Joe Adler. Joe said there will be a punk show coming up with Trapper Keeper, Blue Button, and Rough Francis. Whoo Hooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Doll Fight! and Poxy at Radio Bean, August 21, 2013   Leave a comment

I just got back from seeing Doll Fight! and Poxy at Radio Bean. Poxy are a trio with a woman bass player, woman singer/guitar and a guy on drums. The songs are punk and fast and full of fury. Every song was short, loud, aggressive, but had a sense of melody. I really liked them and will have to check them out again soon.


Doll Fight! followed. The Vermont riot girrrls released their new album, and played their final show. I thought it would be bittersweet, but once they started playing, it just rocked. They did blistering renditions of Morning Again and Insomnia. Everything else was tremendous too, but I did not know most of the songs. I think most were from the new album. The first few were longer and ground their way out, but as the set progressed, the songs became shorter and faster, if that’s possible. Their new drummer, Amanda, who played her first and last show with the band, pounded the drums to perfection. Kelly screamed out her lyrics and ripped it up on bass. Christine’s vocals were a bit low, but her voice was great and her guitar playing kept the songs flowing, and the room rocking. They ended the set with an ear-ringing Plastic Revolution, but got to play one more to rock out the night.


I’m excited to see what Kelly and Amanda do in the future, and will really miss Doll Fight!, but am thrilled that I got to see them as many times as I did.

Posted August 22, 2013 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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