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Robin Gottfried Band at On Tap Bar And Grill, and Wren Kitz & Ver Sacrum at Autumn Records February 24, 2018   Leave a comment

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Ver Sacrum pic by Luke Awtry Photography

 

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Saturdays ago. I got out of work and went to visit with mom at the Respite House for a bit. When I left, instead of turning right to go to Winooski I headed left and caught 2A out to Essex.

I found On Tap Bar & Grill, grabbed a beer, and made my way close to the stage. Robin Gottfried Band were rocking nicely. The guitar/singer, bass, drums trio were playing a rocker and Robin let loose a sweet lead break. The next song was a super smooth original called Criminal Investigation. They followed with a cover of Delbert McClinton’s Standing On Shaky Ground and the band just took off. Bass player Thom Carvey had a wicked solo. Ian Koeller made the drums sound simple and easy then threw in a little razzle dazzle that made my jaw drop. Robin’s voice was delightful and his lead playing was ferocious. They played a couple more, including Peg and sounded great. I was on another mission and just wanted to check them out. When my beer was gone I vanished but had caught enough to know that they are a must see band.

 

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Robin Gottfried Band pic by Tim Lewis

 

I headed back to Winooski and got in and parked next to Autumn Records. I chatted with some cool people, looked through lots of great albums then it was time for the show. Wren Kitz was set up in front of the window and eased us into a hypnotic mood. Flowing electronic sounds coalesced into a song about getting worse then getting better. It flowed back through enchanting sound effects and featured a fractured guitar solo. A song about Mr Heimlich’s breathing floated to the surface then we dove back into the pool of sound. It flowed into a piece about about letting me know when my moment’s passed then brought us back to the world to close the set. He is a truly amazing artist and it’s always a delight to be in his presence.

 

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Wren Kitz pic by Tim Lewis

Ver Sacrum is Matt Hastings solo project. Much like Kitz’s music there is a nice bit of song structure with a depth of sound that is lovely to get lost in. He spoke of being inspired by Beckett on the title song Stirrings Still. Hastings continued playing the EP with the eerie California and spoke about going to out to the desert and hearing the world. He spoke about his love for Arizona and played Basin And Range. He said the drone sound for all the songs was in C and closed the show with a song about being open to whatever, called Broken Cup. His show was enchanting as always.

I hung out for a bit then took the quick drive home. It had been a long few days and getting the chance to revel in such beautiful music meant the world to me.

Thanks Luke Awtry Photography for the Ver Sacrum pics!!

 

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Ver Sacrum pic by Luke Awtry Photography

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Ver Sacrum pic by Luke Awtry Photography

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Radio Show 248 Thursday March 8, 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 March 8. It can be streamed from the website or this link WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Kings – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been listening to the new Phil Yates album a lot and love it. Let’s start tonight with the last song on the album.

1.) Bite Your Tongue – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
2.) Redemption On Pearl – Milton Busker
3.) Done Waiting – The New Siberians
4.) A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators

I went out to see the Gators last night at Nectar’s. They played a great version of that song and lots of other dark tunes. Another great song from the Siberians album Black, Blue & White album, which I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. Milton played a great version of Pearl at Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday. Great new song from Phil about patriotism. These next two artists will be at ArtsRiot next Wednesday for a live recording for Big Heavy World.

5.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
6.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
7.) Drink Myself Blind – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
8.) A Bottle Of Whiskey Later – Crazyhearse

Another great song from Phil’s upcoming album Party Music. I just had to play it into the Crazy song. It should be a great show next Wednesday. This next band will be at Radio Bean tomorrow.

9.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
10.) The Marble Rye – Sad Turtle
11.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
12.) Drug Laws – SWALE

Swale will be at Zenbarn on Friday. No and Turtle will be there on Saturday. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop tomorrow.

13.) Spy-Fi – Barbacoa
14.) The Spy Song – Pinhead
15.) Opium Spy Thriller – Ninja Custodian
16.) Hold Me Tight – The Decentz

I hope you enjoyed the fun theme in the last set. Three of those songs are very old. So is this one.

17.) Spiral – Strung Out
18.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
19.) Mountain High – gneiss
20.) Hurricane Jane – Hayley Jane and the Primates

If you ever get to see the Primates play, go! Great songs from gneiss and Snaz. I love that Strung Out song. I’m so I happy I have an album by this next band.

21.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
22.) She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
23.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band
24.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass

Great songs from Gregory and Robin. I stacked them together because they mix so nicely. Anne-Marie has such a lovely voice and Uncle are a pretty great band. Great song from Maiz. OK, let’s play another classic.

25.) October Days Club – The Cancer Conspiracy
26.) Random Earth – Elephants of Scotland

Great songs from Elephants and Conspiracy. Well, 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
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Another Midnight – The Tragically Hip
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Stonehenge – Spinal Tap
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Five Years – David Bowie
The Last Ziggy Stardust Show – Ouzkxqlzn
Ashes To Ashes – Ouzkxqlzn
Rock And Roll Suicide – David Bowie
I Lost My Marbles – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 246 Thursday February 22, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time Thursday February 22. It can be streamed from the website or our Facebook page here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before Shine – Stoneman Douglas Drama Club

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Please join me on a ride through some deep cuts from Burlington’s past to music that was released this week. Let’s start a decade ago with an amazing song.

1.) Bad Oasis – farm
2.) Cancer – SWALE
3.) On Backstreets – Eastern Mountain Time
4.) Small Town Movie – The Cush

Movie is one of those songs that everyone always loves when they play live. Cool new song from Eastern who are at Zenbarn tonight. Cancer is from Swale’s first EP Verdigris. I want to send that out to everyone who is dealing with cancer, whether it’s you, your family or a loved one. Keep up the fight and make sure you have lots of friends to help. I love that Farm song. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue & White.

5.) Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians
6.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
7.) Honest Will – The Parts
8.) Cemetery Walks – Ryan Ober and The Romans

Great new song from his Caveman Blues album. It was great to chat with Ryan last Monday at the Maryse Smith show. Cool new song from Danny LeFrancois and the band. I’ve played Judgment before but this is the brand new final mix from the upcoming Book Of Zoo album. Such a fantastic song from the Siberians. So, I made it out to the three Monday residency shows that Maryse has done at Light Club Lamp Shop this month. There is another opportunity next Monday. She’s played a lot of cool songs but maybe not this one.

9.) Glory Bound – Maryse Smith
10.) Luminous – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
11.) Kids – Wren Kitz
12.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried Band

I love thinking about the magic and mystery in and around life. Robin and the band are playing Saturday at On Tap Bar and Grill. Wren will be at Autumn Records on Saturday. I chose Kids to honor all of the kids standing up to their schools and governments and TV personalities to try and stop the gun violence. Have it kids!! Michael joined Maryse last Monday and it was so wonderful to hear their guitars weave together, while Francesca Blanchard weaved her voice with Maryse’s. Next week should be pretty magical too. This next band are playing tonight at Red Square.

13.) Three Feels Right – gneiss
14.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
15.) The Mists – Aram Bedrosian
16.) Crimescene – Dino Bravo VT

That’s a cool newer song from Dino that was recorded at our Robot Dog Studio session last year. Great work as always from Aram. Francesca is playing Sunday at Higher Ground. Great song from Gneiss from a Robot Dog session last year too. This next singer moved away but comes back now and then.

17.) My Hero, The Enemy – Gregory Douglass
18.) Your Downtown Aperture – Video Pigeon
19.) Bob Marley And The Hartford Whalers – The Zambonis
20.) Green Apple Girl – Cranial Perch

Perch played lovely chaotic music in the ’90’s. Zambonis played songs about hockey in the ’90’s. Pigeon had that super cool kind of mysterious sound in the ’90s’. I love the power of Hero. Here’s another band from the ’90’s.

21.) Despite The Rain – Starlight Conspiracy
22.) Tastes Like Nothing – Zola Turn
23.) Golgi Apparatus – The Pants
24.) High Water Mark – Belizbeha

Belizbeha played acid jazz in the ’90’s. That’s a cover of a Pants song. That’s the Pants covering Phish. Zola always rocked. Great song from Starlight. Let’s play another song about the power of water.

25.)The Sea Is powerful – Wide Wail
26.) Daydreaming – Thanya Iyer
27.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

Such a powerful song from Anais. Thanya are from Montreal but stopped by the Lamp Shop on Tuesday and played a great show. Wail were so great in the ’90’s. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after:
Where In The World->13th Star – Fish
When The Weight Comes Down – The Tragically Hip
It Don’t Get Old – Derek Smalls
Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath
Astronomer’s Call->And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Turn Of the Century – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Dance On A Volcano->Los Endos – Genesis
Echoes On – Cones
Like A Hurricane – Roxy Music
Change We Must – Jon Anderson
The Awful Ache – The Church Band
Man On the Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

Radio Show 239 Thursday January 4, 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 4th. It can be streamed from our website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: A Dark Light – Aram Bedrosian

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s winter time and the cold and snow are here. We just cruised past New Year’s Day and are diving into 2018. Let’s fill it with art and compassion and music. Let’s begin with an artist who just released a new song for the new year.

1.) Maria – Francesca Blanchard
2.) Mama – Ivamae
3.) Stormy Day – Robin Gottfried
4.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot

Andriana played a lovely show last Friday at Radio Bean and closed with that one. Robin Gottfried played a recent Thursday and I missed it but hopefully they will be back for a show I can attend soon. Ivamae played after Andriana last Friday. It was a great night. Great new song from Francesca. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

5.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians
6.) Raise Your Head – Gang of Thieves
7.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
8.) Safe To Say – SWALE

I spent New Year’s Eve at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Swale put on a wonderful show. Thieves closed the night by rocking hard. Great songs from Ninja and the Siberians. So, last night was a new episode of The X-Files and this song has been running though my head all week.

9.) The Invixibles – Black Rabbit
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Boys Club – Peg Tassey MUSIC
12.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine

QT were Alice and Julia Austin‘s band after Zola Turn. They worked with Jeff Moxley who is now working with Peg to produce the upcoming album from Miriam Bernardo. I wanted to play the Peg song to remind us all that abuse of and predatory behavior are not just issues that effect large companies but also exist in our community. The local punk community is currently struggling to figure out the best way to deal with this and it’s great that they are trying. You want to encourage people who behave badly to improve but at what point will someone not change and you just have to cut ties. It’s a challenge that will hopefully create new spaces of acceptance and power for women. OK, great songs from Kelly and Rabbit. I saw Rabbit last Saturday with this next band.

13.) The Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle
14.) Better Half – Abbie Morin
15.) The Meanest Thing I’ll Ever Write – Milton Busker
16.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot

That’s Lowell with Bill Mullins, Kirk Flanagan, and Steve Hadeka and it’s such a cool song. Great song from Milton. He played a great version of it last week at Light Club Lamp Shop with his band The Grim Work. Great song from Abbie who is now in the band Hammydown. Turtle are so cool. OK, I’ve been watching X-Files and just got the new Twin Peaks so let’s play this song.

17.) Doppelganger – Lendway
18.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
19.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
20.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western

Western used to play rocking shows around town. Fun song from Eastern. Great new song from David and the band. Cool song form Lendway. This next band are at The Monkey House on Saturday.

21.) Let The Cold In – Mr. Doubtfire
22.) Heavy Winter Heavy Snow – My First Days On Junk
23.) Mush – Phantom Suns
24.) You’re The Target – Casey Merlin Rae

Nice rocker from Casey. Cool song from Ryan Cohen and his band. Great songs from Junk and Doubtfire. This was one of my first favorite prog bands who would come to town now and then.

25.) Hey Ernie – Cold Sweat
26.) Errol McSquisitor – Elephants of Scotland
27.) The Road – Anders Parker
28.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Great rocker from Seth. Anders and Cloud Badge are on the road this weekend. Classics from Elephants and Sweat. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week shall we?

29.) It’s cold – Black Rabbit
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Songs after
Long cold Day – Fish
Blow At High Dough – The Tragically Hip
Dark Reprise – Arom Bedrosian
Courage And Sorrow – Dam Kat
Mimi On The Beach – Jane Siberry
Hurricane Jane – Haley Jane And The Primates
Block – The Church
Traveler – Lir
Man On The Silver Mountain medley – Rainbow
New Americana – Halsey
I Love The Night – The Contrarian
Summer’s Gone – The Cush
Every Last One Of Us – Swale
Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 233 Thursday November 16, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday November 19. It can be streamed at WBKM.ORG or from our Facebook page here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Beautiful Day – U2

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a heck of a day.

1.) Judgement Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
2.) Stormy Day – Robin Gottfried Band
3.) Ordinary Day – Milton Busker
4.) Just Another Day – The Nancy Druids

Any day in a well lived life can be any of the above. OK, let’s move on to the last song on the Surf Sabbath album. This is a surf rock mashup between Penetration by The Pyramids and Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath

5.) Sweet Penetration – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
6.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
7.) Immigrant Trio – Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton)
8.) Loser – SWALE

Great song by a band who specialize in speaking about hard feelings and who wrap their words in beautiful melodies. We all feel like losers now and then so make sure you have a few good friends to help you out of that feeling when you get there. Great music from Ray and Russ. Andy is a classic from the ’90’s. Cool surf mashup from the Breaks. I’ll start a new album to play all the way through in a couple of weeks. This next band just released a great new album. Here are a few songs.

9.) I Guess I’ve Had Enough Too – Eastern Mountain Time
10.) Since I Quit Drinking – Eastern Mountain Time
11.) There’s A Gary Stewart Song About This – Eastern Mountain Time
12.) Done My Time – Eastern Mountain Time

Great songs from their new album Mountain Country. This next artist just put out a great new album too. It’s called Caveman Blues.

13.) Sit Right Down – Ryan Ober and the Romans
14.) Caveman Blues – Ryan Ober and the Romans
15.) Supernatural – Ryan Ober and the Romans
16.) Cemetery Walks – Ryan Ober and the Romans

Ryan’s been playing great music in our town for a long time and his new album is excellent. Last Saturday was WBKM’s 10th birthday party at Nectar’s. This next gentleman opened the night and played a great version of this song.

17.) Miss Ready Blossom – Aaron Flinn
18.) I’ll Get Wise – Anachronist
19.) Under Bright Stars – Alice Austin
20.) The Night Syd Barrett Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
21.) Be Like Ryan – The Mountain Says No

You should be yourself but if you ever want to be like someone else, being like Ryan is cool. Great song that name checks many local venues by Colin. We were so lucky to have Alice play in our town for so long. Great songs from Anachronist and Aaron. This next band just put out a brilliant new album called Justice Or Else.

22.) Skybot – Blowtorch
23.) S. Fiction – Blowtorch
24.) Clockwise – Blowtorch
25.) Gamma Ray – Blowtorch

Great stuff from a great band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Frank’s Hot Sauce – Green Chapel
27.) Purple Sorceress – KiefCatcher
28.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
29.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Seth Yacovone
30.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth also played the WBKM birthday party. He played a great version of Mr Reed and he was joined by Aaron Flinn for an amazing version of Cowboy. Zeus rocked Radio Bean last night. Cool rockers from Green and Kief. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I’m off next week for Thanksgiving but will be back the week after to do it all over again.

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Songs after
Sunsets On Empire – Fish
Killing Time – The Tragically Hip
I Love The Night – The Contrarian
Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip
Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS
The Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
Moving – Kate Bush
Not I – Andriana Chobot
Lovely Day – gneiss
Tic Toc – Doll Fight!
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
Provider – MIDLAKE BAND
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

 

Radio Show 231 Thursday November 2, 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 November 2, 2017. It can be streamed from the website above or this link: WBKM It will go as follows:

Song before: Cover Me – Bruce Springsteen

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I hope everyone had a nice Halloween and tomorrow is my mother’s birthday so Happy Birthday Mom! Let’s begin with a local musician who just released an album called Other Side Of The Rain.

1.) Magic In This Mystery – Robin Gottfried
2.) Movin’ Out At The End Of The Night – Ben Slotnick
3.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
4.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn

I just love that song by Aaron. He is talented and wonderful and writes such lovely songs. The Andriana song is inspired by the shortening days and lengthening nights. I want to thank Ben and Robin for getting in touch and letting me know about their new music so I can play it for you. Great stuff. OK, last night I went to Phoenix Books Essex & Burlington and saw performances by Swale and Mark Daly, but the main event was Ray Padgett and Brent Hallenbeck talking about Ray’s new book about cover songs. It’s called Cover Me and it was fascinating to hear stories of why rock bands choose to cover other bands songs. This next set was inspired by that discussion.

5.) She’s Leaving Home – Silver Bridget
6.) Sitting Still – Ninja Custodian
7.) Dizzy – Peg Tassey MUSIC
8.) The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
9.) Elanor Rigby – Screaming Broccoli

Broccoli played in the late ’80’s and did a great rocking version of the classic. Casey Merlin Rae also records as The Contrarian and put out a whole EP of Blue Oyster Cult songs in honor of Sandy Pearlman. Ray mentioned Dizzy as one of the great local cover songs so I had to include that one. Ninja began with a few really cool originals but always played lots of covers to fill out long sets at Nectar’s like that REM song. Bridget play all covers but in their own wonderful way. OK, let’s play the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. It’s a cover too.

10.) Into The Void – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
11.) Resurrection – Death World Wide
12.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
13.) Future Shock – Ruckzuck

I recently came up with the idea of putting Frequency and Shock back to back so I hope you enjoyed that. The version of Shock was from the Robot Dog Studio studio session they did when they were in town in October. Great song by Death. Nice surf version of the Sabbath song. Ryan Cohen has been releasing the Live At Robot Dog performances and interviews as a podcast. He just released the one from Clever Girls. Here is a song from that session. They played a rocking version of it last Saturday at The Monkey House.

14.) 45 – Clever Girls
15.) Big Starr – sleeping in
16.) Paying It Forward – Apartment 3
17.) Electric Trim – Lee Ranaldo

Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo played an amazing show at ArtsRiot last night. That is the title song from his new album. Girls, Sleeping, and Apartment played a great show last week at the Monkey House. That was Apartment 3’s last show. Thanks for the music. Speaking about being thankful for the music, Swale opened the show for Ranaldo with this song.

18.) Felon – SWALE
19.) She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
20.) Skeleton Star – The Cush
21.) Uncle Skeleton – Lee Ranaldo

Lee played a super fun version of that song last night. It’s just a couple of days after Halloween so I had to play a couple of skeleton songs. I caught Uncle a few weeks back and it’s about time I got some of their music on the air. Anne-Marie has such a wonderful voice. So does Amanda Gustafson! OK, let’s play one more Lee song.

22.) Moroccan Mountains – Lee Ranaldo
23.) The Light – Kat Wright
24.) I’ve Been Down – Bob Wagner
25.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No

OK, it’s time to start rocking hard and what better way to start than with Ricky. Great cover song from the amazing Bob Wagner. I love that Kat song. The Lee set last night was just stunning. OK, crank up the volume to 11.

26.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
27.) Drug Laws – Swale
28.) Mr Reed (live) – Seth Yacovone Band

All of those songs rock so hard! Thanks everyone. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after:
Question – Fish
Small Town Bringdown – The Tragically Hip
In The Garden – The New Siberians
Homesick – Jakals
Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Something Out There Is Wrong – The Church Band
Stop Your Sobbing – The Kinks
Ronnie Rising Medley (A Light In The Black, Tarot Woman, Stargazer, Kill The King) – Metallica
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming