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Radio Show 242 Thursday January 25, 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 25. It can be streamed from the website above or this link: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: New Americana – Halsey

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a song that was released last week by one of the great bands in town.

1.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
2.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
3.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley All Star Band
4.) How We Roll – James Kochalka Superstar
5.) Hungry Like The Wolf – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger with The Lynguistic Civilians

That was recorded live at Nectar’s a couple of years ago. That’s a new song from James and has all of those Duran Duran references. Such a fun song from the new Chris Alley album. He used to play guitar with The Wards. Francis are so amazing. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

6.) Upstream – The New Siberians
7.) There Are Bigger Men Than Me – Plastique Mammals
8.) Indigo Spanish Fantasy – Jane Boxall Percussion
9.) AV6 – Bad Smell
10.) Interview/Cascade – Andriana Chobot

That’s from a new album that was released yesterday. I’ll tell you more about it soon. Smell will play Higher Ground on Sunday. They feature Jane on drums. She also plays marimba and Fantasy is from the album Zero To Eight Mallets. She is so amazing. Plastique will release a new album tonight at The Monkey House. Great song from the Siberians. So, on Saturday there are three amazing shows happening. One is at ArtsRiot and features this artist.

11.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard
12.) Interview/By Design – The Nancy Druids
13.) Interview/45 – Clever Girls

The Girls will play on the 27th at Radio Bean with Julia Caesar, who I’ve been meaning to catch, and others. The Druids will play The Monkey House on the 27. Francesca will be at ArtsRiot that night with the DuPont brothers new band. Sigh, there’s still only one of me. So, last year I developed a live in the studio music series with Ryan Cohen and Robot Dog Studio. Yesterday we released a free album with one song and one interview clip from each of the 16 bands that we recorded. The Andriana, Druids, and Clever Girls songs were from that. Let’s take a dive into more of it.

14.) Interview/Three Feels Right – gneiss
15.) Interview/A Cut In The Night Sky – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
16.) Great Filter/Interview – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
17.) Interview/Able To Breathe – Peter Burton

Great work by all of those bands. Let’s keep diving into the album.

18.) Interview/Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
19.) Future Shock/Interview – Ruckzuck
20.) Interview/Car Bomb – Zeus Springsteen
21.) Interview/Sister Blue – Cave Bees

I love the history of part of Burlington’s music scene that Creston Lea tells in the Bees interview. Such great stories and songs from all of the bands. OK, this next band are not on the album. They just released a new EP.

22.) Holy Serpent – Ghastly Sound
23.) Interview/Local Lore – Savage Hen
24.) Interview/A Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
25.) Waiting – Rough Francis.

I thought I’d end the show where I began. Francis are so amazing. Great song by Dino. Cool story and altered ending to the Savage song. Ghastly rock hard. 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
Credo – Fish
38 Years Old – The Tragically Hip
Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
Lilith – analog missionary
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Lily – Kate Bush
Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos
This (Can’t Be Happening) – Analog Missionary
Carpet Of The Sun – Renaissance
Roll Me – The Cush
Transmitter – Analog Missionary
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
She’ll Come Back For You Tomorrow – The Church Band

 

 

 

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Radio Show 241 Thursday January 18, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Says No at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US eastern time Thursday January 18th and can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows

Song before: The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I just heard that Hana Zara is coming back to town on February 11th and I’m very excited. Let’s begin with a song about coming home.

1.) Zion Boat – Hana Zara
2.) Shady Grove – Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist
3.) And The Gods – The New Siberians
4.) Kentucky – Cricket Blue

I haven’t caught up with Cricket in a while and they are playing the show with Hana next month and that just makes it even more great. Another great song from the Siberians album Black, Blue, and White. Cool song from Ben. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for some live music and an interview with The Mountain Says No.

5.) The Jam – The Mountain Says No
6.) If You Lie – The Mountain Says No
7.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No
8.) 3,000 Incubators – The Mountain Says No

Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and thanks Mountain! OK, let’s rock.

9.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
10.) Not Good – Peg Tassey MUSIC
11.) Morning Again – Doll Fight
12.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy

I caught Poxy a couple of times at 242 Main. I think they broke up but were loud and furious for a while. Doll fight were an amazing band. I’m glad they left us so much great music. Peg rocked us hard in the ’90’s and hopefully will again in the future. Great song from Clever. This next band just released an album called Odd Todd.

13.) Two Girls – Comrade Nixon
14.) Buy Two, Get None Free – Crime Scene
15.) Fear Monger – Get A Grip
16.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
17.) Gross Indecency – Comrade Nixon

I figured if I was playing a song about indecency I had to play the Doubtfire song too. Grip and Crime are from a new Vt hardcore album from Get Stoked! Records. Nice work from Comrade. So, Rough Francis just released a new EP! Here it is.

18.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
19.) Hangin’ On – Rough Francis
20.) Waiting – Rough Francis
21.) Blind Pigs – Rough Francis

Pigs was the b-side from MSP2. The other three are all great and new songs. Yea. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Drug Laws – SWALE
23.) The Light – Kat Wright
24.) Little Murder – Myra Flynn Music

Myra will release her new album Never Mind The Mourning tomorrow at Shelburne Vineyard. That’s a song from the album. Great song from Kat and the band. Swale are so great. OK, let’s rock the rest of the night away with another local legend.

25.) The Snake->The Violent Strain Of My Broken Heart – Seth Yacovone Band.

That was recorded at Nectar’s December 16, 2017. Thanks Archive.Org. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Mission Statement – Fish
New Orleans Is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Symmetry (The Way Things Have To Be) – jane siberry
Veteran Of The Psychic Wars – Blue Oyster Cult
Lightning Strike – Judas Priest
Heaven Or Hell – Dio
Kundalini Express – Love And Rockets
Experiment IV – Kate Bush
My Old House – Andriana Chobot
Kaleidoscope – Arc Iris
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Someday You Will Be Loved – Death Cab For Cutie
Early Morning Dreams – Pete Townshend
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
The Wanting Comes In Waves (reprise) – The Decemberists
regular programming

 

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

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Bardela at Radio Bean 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 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 238 Thursday December 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 December 28 and you can stream it from our website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Ordinary Day – Milton Busker

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season. Christmas has past and it’s almost time for New Years. Let’s begin with a couple of local Christmas songs that came my way just a little too late for last week’s show.

1.) Some Kinds Of Homes (Are Invisible) – Invisible Homes
2.) Misa Criolla- Gloria – The Plastic Billionaires
3.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
4.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music

Myra will be at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on New Year’s even. Great song by Ninja even though it’s about that other matter, Cool songs from P-Bills and Homes. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

5.) So They Say – The New Siberians
6.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows
7.) Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
8.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Swale will be at the Flynn Theater on New Year’s Eve too! Lobot and the Hanglows played some cool shows in our town in the early 2000’s. Great song form the Siberians. OK, so earlier this year I wanted to get some live music on the air. With the help of Ryan Cohen and Robot Dog Studio we created a series of shows and interviews. The first one was broadcast February 16, 2017.

9.) Let Me Be – Peter Burton 2-16-17
10.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter 3-9-17
11.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids 3-30-17
12.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls 4-20-17
13.) Lovely Day – gneiss 5-25-17

That gets us through May. Let’s continue on as I’m playing one song from each show in the order they were recorded and played on the air.

14.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT 6-8-17
15.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot 7-20-17
16.) What The Fuck Went Wrong – David Rosane & The Zookeepers 8-24-17
17.) Clever Girl – Savage Hen 8-31-17
18.) Juliet – Cave Bees 9-21-17

Everything was going well and we got into a nice groove of talking and having the band play a song and talking and another song until 4 were played. Then The Dead Shakers came in and Kevin Bloom said we’re running all of our songs together as one piece. Of course they would.

19.) Intro->Accidental Graveyard->Taung Child->Superpowers->Medfield – The Dead Shakers 9-28-17

That was fun. Let’s keep going.

20.) Done Saving Bones – Matt the Gnat and the Gators with Miss Saxy – 10-5-17
21.) I Ruined The Moon – Ruckzuck 10-26-17
22.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time 11-30-17
23.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit 12-14-17
24.) What’s Inside A Thing? – Zeus Springsteen 12-21-17

So there it is, a year of live music. Thanks to everyone involved! We begin next year with The Mountain Says No in mid January. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking our the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Zoe 25 – Fish
All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip
Paranoid – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
Try To Love part 2 – Dam Kat
Dark Matter – Porcupine Tree
Provider – MIDLAKE BAND
Jacob’s Ladder – Rush
The War I Survived – Hawkwind
Empire Of the Clouds – Iron Maiden
regular programming

 

Radio Show 237 Thursday December 21, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Zeus Springsteen 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 21, 2017 You can listen in from our website or this Facebook page link WBKM It will go as follows,

Song before Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Joshua Glass Music

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Yesterday I bought a cool Christmas gift from an amazing local musician so I thought I should begin with some of his music.

1.) The Positives Of Ten Degrees – The DuPont Brothers
2.) The Toy – Hana Zara
3.) Hallelujah – SWALE
4.) Black 17 – The New Siberians

That’s another great song from Black, Blue, And White, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. What a fun version of that song by Swale. I thought Toy would be a seasonally appropriate Hana song, even if the subject is a little different. It was nice chatting with you yesterday Sam. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for the last interview and live performance on my radio show this year.

5.) Car Bomb – Zeus Springsteen
6.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
7.) I’ll Find You Dindone Fontaine – Zeus Springsteen
8.) What’s Inside A Thing – Zeus Springsteen

Thanks so much Zeus for rocking so hard and Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. We did 16 of the live at Robot Dog shows this year and I hope you have enjoyed getting a small taste of the live music scene in Burlington. I’ve already got a couple of bands lined up in early 2017, and a cool announcement on the way. OK, it’s winter and beginning to get cold.

9.) Cold – Seth Yacovone Band
11.) It’s Cold – Black Rabbit
12.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen
13.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No

Great song from a rocking band who are amazing live. See you in January! Such a fun Christmas song from Hen. That was recorded earlier this year at Robot Dog. Nice seasonally appropriate songs from Seth and Rabbit. OK, here is a fun version of a classic.

14.) Funky Little Drummer Boy – Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton)
15.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
16.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
17.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale

Another great holiday song from Swale. They will play a show at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday which should be really fun. The Carraway and Andriana songs sound like what it feels like on the longest night of the year. This song has that feel too.

18.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
19.) The Last Carol – The Cush
20.) It’s Christmas – Swale
21.) The Bells of Electric Haloland – Electric Halo
22.) Winter Serenade – Electric Halo

Halo are on of Joe Adler‘s many projects and sounds so great at this time of year. Another great song from Swale, who will play the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on New Year’s Eve. That song from The Cush just warms my heart. OK, here’s another cool Swale song.

23.) Snow Angel – Swale
24.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone
25.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
26.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark Brown

Samara will be at Radio Bean on Friday with lots of other cool people. Great versions of the classics from Josh, Jackie and Gordon. This next performer will be at Radio Bean tomorrow too.

27.) Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
28.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
29.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn
30.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Those are all fun versions of the classics. Here are some more.

31.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
32.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
33.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
34.) Merry Christmas Baby – Sandra Wright
35.) Jingle Bell Rock – Sarah Stickle

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

outro

Songs after:
Hold Your Head Up Fish
Highway Girl – The Tragically Hip
I Believe – Dam Kat
I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake
Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
Linus And Lucy – Charlie Brown album
Father Christmas – The Kinks
regular programming.

 

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?

outro

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

Ruckzuck at Robot Dog Studio, Miami Summer Culture, Ruckzuck , and Plastique Mammals at The Monkey Hose and Ruckzuck at Radio Bean October 22, 2017   Leave a comment

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Ruckzuck pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a week ago Sunday at Robot Dog Studio and The Monkey House and at Radio Bean. The last time Ruckzuck were in town, in May, I went to Nectar’s to check them out. They were really good so I stopped in at Radio Bean and saw them for a second time that day. That show blew me away too. The next day they were playing at The Monkey House so I asked Nathan Curtis if he wanted to go and we were both amazed.

Last Sunday they were set to play an early show at The Monkey House and a later show at the Bean. I had to work until 5 and not until 12:30 on Monday so it looked pretty promising that I could see them twice in one day again. The band checked in about doing a Robot Dog session. It turned out that Ryan Cohen had a last minute cancellation so we set it all up. After all, why stop at two if you can go to three.

I got out a little early on Sunday and headed to the studio. The band were in and set up and beginning soundcheck. It was cool to hang out and chat and even cooler when the tape started rolling and the band began to play. We chatted about evolution and gardens and fonts and things like that. They played wonderful super-heavy psychedelic rock songs like I Ruined The Moon and Alan’s Garden. Future Shock just kept rising and had me enthralled and I had to force myself out of speechlessness since i still had one more interview segment with them. They wrapped the set with Miss Candy and started the remarkably efficient tear down process so they could head to Winooski.

 

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Ruckzuck pic by Tim Lewis

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Ruckzuck pic by Tim Lewis

I drove home and parked the car and checked in with Nathan. He was good to go so we headed to Winooski and settled into The Monkey House. The show began with a gentleman sitting and playing guitar and loops. Miami Summer Culture played nicely layered instrumental indie pop. The first few sounded nice but the fourth one had a vocal track from the first moon landing and was really cool. The music had a spacey vibe and I was in a happy place. He played one more and wrapped up the set.

 

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Miami Summer Culture pic by Tim Lewis

Ruckzuck were up next and just let loose. I should have studied their music more, so I’m not certain what they started with, but it was huge and trippy and wonderful. They veered a little more pop with Miss Candy and the next lovely song which had a dropped from the sky ripping ending. They pulled out a fun cover of Come And Get Your Love and everyone enjoyed the groove. From there things just took off and they closed with a long over the top amazing version of Oh You, You’re You and I was in heaven.

 

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Ruckzuck pic by Tim Lewis

Up next Plastique Mammals took the stage and rocked out. They are a duo with bass/keys/loops and a drummer. The songs were indie prog instrumentals and were pretty cool. They rocked out six songs that had a nice flow and created a happy space. The closer had a huge prog rock end and I was pleased.

 

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Plastique Mammals pic by Tim Lewis

Ruckzuck had loaded out their gear but were still there so Nate and I chatted with them for a bit then we headed out. It was getting late and close to the midnight show at the Bean so Nate was nice enough to give me a ride downtown, though as it turned out I would have had plenty of time to walk. He skipped the later show since he had to work earlier in the morning.

I got in and settled and said hi to my new best friends as they got everything set. At this point I was quite tired and just fell into the flow of the music. My notes are about as blurry as I felt and the first three songs just flowed with power and beauty. I’m not sure how it’s possible but I think that third show was the best of the day and certainly the longest. Extended versions of Alan’s Garden and Future Shock were incredible beyond words. They played for an hour or so and wrapped up around 1:30. I felt completely lost in the music for every note and was in complete bliss.

After they wrapped up, I said a quick goodbye then took the short and lovely walk home. What an amazing day!

 

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Ruckzuck pic by Tim Lewis