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Radio Show 262 Thursday June 14, 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 June 14. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Once In My Life – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a bluesy local song.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
4.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket will put on their usual amazing performance at Magic Hat tomorrow. Kind Bud will be at the Double E in Essex tomorrow. Cool songs from Jason and the Admiral. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) Parasite – Miku Daza
6.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
7.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
8.) Panic – Miku Daza

That was such a great rocking performance. Thanks Miku!! Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great, thanks to Sam for helping out with the setup and tear down, thanks to Christian (I hope I got that right) and Phoebe Zorn for the great film work on the video, and finally, I want to thank Burlington Beer Company for the lovely libations. OK, let’s play the last song(s) from Engine.

9.) Empty All Of Your Guns/Pretend (?) – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

I’ve been listening to their album The Uncanny Doom Service a lot lately and that song just keeps jumping out. Great rocker from Kelly that sounds louder than last week. Guns is the last song on the album, but the track has an unaccredited bonus song and I had to include it. I’ll pick a new album to begin playing song after song, week after week until it’s done. OK, let’s rock.

12.) Broken Radio – The Cush
13.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
14.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
15.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who was at Shelburne Vineyard last Saturday.

16.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
17.) Practicing – Steady Betty
18.) London – Tom Pearo
19.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the upcoming Book Of Zoo album. David was on VPR earlier today talking about the upcoming tour to raise funds for, and to highlight the importance of Vermont’s libraries. It will run from late June to August all over our state. Cool song from Tom who will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Betty rocked that club last weekend and great song from Myra. OK, this next guy will be at Zenbarn tomorrow.

20.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
21.) Severed – The Decemberists
22.) Essex Ferry – The Mountain Carol
23.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin

That’s a cool new song that Adam just released. Great song form Carol’s new album Starkiller and The Banshees. I’ve been listening to it a lot and love the whole album. The Decemberists put on a great show Saturday at the Shelburne Museum and that song really jumped out. Milton is so great. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Wednesday.

24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton from RT will play a show in town very soon. 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:
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Courage – The Tragically Hip
Ripples – Genesis
In the Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Not I – Andriana Chobot
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
I Believe – Dam Kat
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Havana Affair – The Ramones
Innocent Exile – Iron Maiden
Assassing – Marillion
Ripple – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
regular awesome programming

 

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Radio Show 261 Thursday June 7, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11p, US Eastern time Thursday June 7. It can be streamed from the WBKM.ORG website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

You’re Not Alone – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been warm and cold this week. There are flowers everywhere. Burlington is filled with jazz so let’s begin tonight with some blues.

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley
4.) Killer Bee Bop – Zoot Wilson
5.) Frozen Winning Streaks Of A Gambler – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

It was cool to see Matthew Bryan Hagen and Caroline Marie play everything except that song this afternoon at Red Square. Zoot rocked us in the ’70’s and Chris put out that album recently. Nice live version of Goner from the new mellower version of the admiral. Cool song form Jason. OK, let’s rock. Here is the next song on Engine.

6.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin Music
7.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service
8.) Big Starr – sleeping in
9.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai

Doom and Samurai will be at Big Heavy World next Wednesday. Sleeping will be there tomorrow. Great song from Kelly. OK, let’s keep rocking.

10.) Broken Radio – The Cush
11.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
12.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
13.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who will be at Shelburne Vineyard on Saturday.

14.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
15.) Practicing – Steady Betty
16.) London – Tom Pearo
17.) Tripping Along – The Decemberists

I’m very excited to see the Decemberists at Shelburne Museum on Saturday. Tom will be at Red Square tomorrow. Betty will take over Nectar’s tomorrow. OK, let’s play another song from I’ll Be Your Girl.

18.) Once In My Life – The Decemberists
19.) Sequoia 1 – Binger
20.) A Dark Light – Aram Bedrosian
21.) Born A Man – Aaron Flinn

Cool older song from Aaron. Great new song from Aram. The Binger song is a few years old and Once is quite new. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Get Out – Clever Girls
23.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
24.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
25.) Running Away From Home – The Snaz

They broke up but it’s such a cool song I want to keep playing it. Great song from Milton. Nice heavy rockers from Bull and Clever. OK, let’s switch things up a little. This next performer played on Monday and Tuesday as part of Jazzfest.

26.) Skylark – Tiffany Pfeiffer and The Discarnate Band
27.) Yea Right – Made By Robots
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Great rocker from Swale. Cool jazzy pieces by Tiffany and the Robots. 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
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Feel Free – Dam Kat
Experiment IV – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Hollow – The Cush
Liluth – analog missionary
Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
Strontium Burning – TILT
Sealine – The Church
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 258 Thursday May 17, 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. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Hip Boots – Deep Purple

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. We have a nice small city in Burlington but most of Vermont is rural. Let’s begin tonight by taking a ride in the country.

1.) A Ride In The Country – Queen Tangerine
2.) Country Comes To Town – Bardela
3.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maïz
4.) Urban Country – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

David and the band will be all over Vermont this summer supporting local libraries. Cool song from Mal. If you think having your singer put up a video of her singing Happy Birthday to me will get your song played, you are correct. Thanks Cooie DeFrancesco! Love your band. We started off with QT who evolved out of Zola Turn. OK, here is the next song on Engine.

5.) Pennies And Pine – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
7.) What If – REDadmiral
8.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I love that song from the new Party Music album. Admiral will be at Light Club Lamp Shop for a one night residency tomorrow. The Surfers will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Great song from Kelly. This next band are at the Monkey House tonight.

9.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service
10.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
11.) Holy Serpent – Ghastly Sound
12.) Probably Wrong – Phantom Suns

Suns and Ghastly will be at the Monkey tomorrow. Doubt will be at the Monkey next Wednesday. This next band will be at the Monkey tomorrow too.

13.) Chasing The Wagon – Secret Family
14.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
15.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
16.) Muskrat Love – Cave Bees

That’s such a fun song form the Bees. Hammy are super fun. Broccoli rocked us a long time ago. Great stuff from Luke Adam‘s new band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
20.) Arkansas – Bison

Cool new song form Bison. Great classic from Dave. Rabbit are so cool they did a cover of the Claws song in their set at Waking Windows. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) What If – Madaila
22.) The River – Kat Wright
23.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
24.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

My friend Ted Jacobites works on ships all over the world. This morning he sent a picture from a port in Lithuania so I had to play the Hana song. Cricket are so lovely. Great songs from Kat and Madaila. It’s getting warm and the days are getting longer and it’s time to celebrate.

25.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
26.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
27.) Another Day – Andriana Chobot
28.) Bowie’s Hairdresser’s Story – Ouzkxqlzn
29.) When Will The Light Come – Sarah Blacker

I love it when Sarah plays that song. On Bowie’s Birthday Lauren Costello did a tribute including that lovely piece of music and that great story. Cool songs form Andriana and Maryse. 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
Dancing In Fog – Fish
Fight – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Loving The Alien – David Bowie
Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult
Rainbow Dream Prelude/Fly To The Rainbow – Uli Jon Roth
Strange Kind Of Woman (live) Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
Paradise Bar – Deep Purple
Fugazi – Marillion
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn
regular awesome programming.

 

Radio Show 254 Thursday April 19, 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 April 19. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range – Roger Waters

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Since my last show America has attacked Syria and all sorts of salacious stores are crawling through the news. Let’s begin tonight with a couple of songs that speak about what news we consume and looking at the bigger picture.

1.) Film At 11 – Jason Baker
2.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
3.) Practicing – Steady Betty
4.) Get Lost – Kelly Ravin Music

That’s the second song on Kelly’s new album Engine. The third song will come next week. Yea, I finally have a song by Steady Betty to play. Yea. Great songs from Jeremy and Jason about the information we receive and how we deal with it. OK, I’ve got a treat for you tonight. Let’s go back in time to a hot summer night out on a ferry boat. It was the first time they played in town and it made them legends. They’ve since played Vermont many times for many years to huge adoring audiences. This is the night that it all began.

5.) I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) – The Tragically Hip
6.) She Didn’t Know – The Tragically Hip
7.) Blow At High Dough – The Tragically Hip
8.) Twist My Arm – The Tragically Hip
9.) All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip
10.) Every Time You Go – The Tragically Hip
11.) Bring It All Back To Me – The Tragically Hip
12.) Boots Or Hearts – The Tragically Hip
13.) Cordelia – The Tragically Hip
14.) The Luxury – The Tragically Hip
15.) Three Pistols – The Tragically Hip
16.) Fight – The Tragically Hip
17.) Little Bones – The Tragically Hip
18.) New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
19.) On The Verge – The Tragically Hip
20.) Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
21.) Another Midnight – The Tragically Hip
22.) Long Time Running
23.) Train Kept A Rollin’ (Get Along) – The Tragically Hip

That was the complete show that they did on the ferry. I hope you enjoyed the rock and Gordie’s wonderful rants. OK, so this next band just released a new album and are having a party at ArtsRiot tonight. Here are a few of the songs.

24.) Daily Mail – Paper Castles
25.) Acceptionalism – Paper Castles
26.) Monster Of The Week – Paper Castles
27.) Honest Little Me – Paper Castles

Great stuff from Padraic Reagan and the band. 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
Born In The Water – The Tragically Hip
When Men Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Get Out Of My House – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
East Jabip – REDadmiral
Caveman Blues – Ryan Ober and The Romans
Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
Testify – Stevie Ray Vaughan
‘Till The End Of The Day – The Kinks
Vale – MIDLAKE BAND
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Bel-Air – The Church Band
Forgotten Sons – Marillion
Ball Of Confusion – Love And Rockets
Heavy – Clever Girls
It’s A Miracle – Roger Waters
Amused To Death – Roger Waters
regular programming

 

 

Radio Show 240 Thursday January 11, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday January 11 2018 and can be streamed from our website or this Facebook page link WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Five Years – David Bowie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with another cool song from Where Amanda Is King.

1.) House Of Mirrors – Hana Zara
2.) Maria – Francesca Blanchard
3.) Winter – David L Jarvis
4.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time

I love the cold dark feel of December and Winter. They nicely describe what it feels like to be in Vermont at this time of year. Maria is a new song and if you purchase it from Francesca’s Bandcamp page the money will be donated to relief for Puerto Rico. Great song from Hana. So, last night we recorded the first live at Robot Dog Studio for 2018 and here it is.

5.) Here In LA – Bardela
6.) Country Comes To Town – Bardela
7.) I Know You Rider – Bardela
8.) The Crow – Bardela

I want to thank Jeff Barrows, Arty LaVigne, Cooie DeFrancesco, Mark Christensen, and Dave Simpson for playing so well, and Ryan Cohen for making us all sound so great. There will be lots more of these in 2018. OK, this next artist just released a cool video for this song.

9.) Come Dance – Kat Wright
10.) Haze – gneiss
11.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates
12.) Paycheck (live) – Slingshot Dakota

Slingshot come to town once or twice a year and rock us. They just released an Audiotree live album on Bandcamp and it’s cool to have live music from them. Cool rocker from Haley and the band. Gneiss are at Red Square tonight. Great song from Kat. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White

13.) Racers – The New Siberians
14.) Statistik – The Mountain Says No
15.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
16.) Vestibule – Blue Button

Button are so much fun and rock so hard. Great classic from Death. Will they have something new soon? Mountain will do a Robot Dog session next week and I’m very excited. Will they play new songs? Great song from Siberians. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) The Day I Met You – Dirtminers
18.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
19.) Full Moon, Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
20.) Bomb – Envy

Envy rocked us hard in the ’90’s. Great song from B&P. Those are classics from Aaron and Raph Worrick‘s band. OK, let’s see how the past rocked us so we can understand the future.

21.) Las Vegas – Ninja Custodian
22.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
23.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
24.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz

Decentz were so fun back in the ’80’s. Broccoli rocked us in the late ’80’s, Zola in the ’90’s and Ninja straddled that line. This next band will be at SideBar on Sunday.

25.) All Is Lost – The Mountain Carol
26.) Bowie’s Heroes (in partial) – Ouzkxqlzn
27.) The Mists – Aram Bedrosian
28.) Millwall Brick – Grease face
29.) East Jabip – REDadmiral

Admiral will be at Radio Bean next Wednesday. Grease will be at Big Heavy World tomorrow. Cool song from Aram. Lauren Costello played a show on Monday in honor of David Bowie’s birthday. Ouzkxqlzin is her band or her solo. Great song from Carol. 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:
White Feather – Fish
I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) – The Tragically Hip
Lightning Strike – Judas Priest
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden (live) – Iron Maiden
Heroes – King Crimson
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Supper’s Ready (live with Gabriel) – Genesis
Siberian Khatru – Yes
Is This Where You Live? – The Church Band
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
I Lost My Marbles – 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

 

Greaseface, REDadmiral, Shred Flintstone, and Ellen Degenerates at Jim’s Basement June 10, 2017   Leave a comment

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music recently at Friends of Jim’s Basement. They put on a lot of punk underground shows featuring local and touring bands and I like to be there when I can. It was a lovely warm, but not super hot, Saturday. I got out of work at 4:30, hung out at home for a while, then took the happy walk to King st. I said a couple of hello’s then headed down to the basement. There were a lot of kids there and I found a place to stand a bit out of the way.

Greaseface are three high school kids playing guitar, bass, drums and were dressed like bandits with striped shirts and masks. The music was fast and loud and fun. They opened the show with a surf rock noir feel that fell into a classic punk feel. The bass player shouted the lyrics as the guitar played strong melodies and sweet leads while the drummer was constantly over the top. The second song had a bombastic intro then settled into a riff where all three shouted the words into the air. The whole nine song set was full of energy with moshing in the room and moshing by the band. They sang songs about steak dinners and they sang a song about Home Alone from the perspective of the burglars. They rocked hard from beginning to end and it made me feel good to know a new generation of people are taking music so seriously.

 

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

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Greaseface pic by Tim Lewis

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REDadmiral pic by Tim Lewis

Up next was a band I had not caught up with in a while. REDadmiral had changed things up from the two guitars, bass, drums band I was expecting to a two acoustic guitars, a beat box, an electric stand up bass and a guy who played a never ending series of odd and fun percussion instruments. Between the change in overall sound and the country feel of the first two songs it took me a little bit of time to settle in. They were so much mellower than the last band. The third song of the set was Bullet which I knew reasonably well and it was fun to see where my expectations differed from the new reality. The next song, Goner, actually sounded a lot like it did on the album and set began to jell for me. Many of the kids stayed and stood and listened quietly. The whole nine song set was cool, completely not what I expected, and one of the many reasons I love to go out and see music.

 

 

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REDadmiral pic by Tim Lewis

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REDadmiral pic by Tim Lewis

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

Shred Flintstone have such a fun name that I had high expectations. The first few notes of the set fulfilled them all as they rocked hard with a huge cool sound. The New Jersey band played punk rock with inviting melodies. The bass player is steady and solid as the guitar player and drummer assault their instruments. The kids in the room moshed and had fun as the band played killer song after killer song. I loved every moment of their eight song set.

 

 

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

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Shred Flintstone pic by Tim Lewis

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Ellen Degenerates pic by Tim Lewis

Ellen Degenerates closed the night as a guitar bass drums trio playing mellower rock that veered a little towards jazz. All of their songs got into a nice groove and floated for a while but still had a rock edge. The only song I knew was Sri Lanka but I liked all of the songs. Most of the crowd had stayed to check them out and seemed appreciative.

After the set I said goodnight to Brian LaClair and James Lockridge and took the lovely walk home.

 

 

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Ellen Degenerates pic by Tim Lewis