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Aaron Flinn at Radio Bean June 2 and The High Breaks at Jazzfest on the top of Church St June 10, 2015   1 comment

Radio Bean picture by Tim Lewis

Radio Bean picture by Tim Lewis

 

I’ve been slacking about writing about shows that I’ve seen lately and wanted to write about a couple of them. On June 2nd I had the day off as my floating holiday for working Memorial Day. Aaron Flinn was set to play at Radio Bean opening for Honky Tonk Tuesday. I took the quick walk over around quarter of 9 and arrived as he was setting up with a bass player. I’ve mostly seen Aaron play acoustic lately, but that night he brought the electric and he and Tom Carvey played a pretty intense set. Aaron is a killer guitar player and did a lot one hand soloing, and just generally threw his hands towards the strings and made the sounds he wanted emerge from them. Tom was pretty amazing too and was able to bend a few notes just by his handling of the bass guitar. It was quite the sight to absorb. Of course, with a killer guitarist and bass player, I was kind of wanting a drummer to push things over the top, but thoroughly enjoyed the show nonetheless. After the show I said a quick goodbye and Aaron mentioned they would be playing with a drummer soon. I can’t wait.

The next week was Jazzfest and very rainy and I did not make it out to much. I have Wednesday’s off so when I saw The High Breaks were playing on the stage at the top of Church St as part of the event, I had to go. I walked around a bit and heard a bit of jazz at various places on Church st, but nothing that caught me. I stopped in at the OP for a drink and headed back to the show and the band were on. With slick grey suits, dark sunglasses and a mellow but fun attitude they alternated surf rock songs with Matt Matthew Bryan Hagen droll and funny comments. He introduced most of the songs with a fun story and the trio played like crazy. Kevin Lynam‘s bass was rock solid and Todd Gevry‘s drumming was quick and powerful. Matt’s guitar lead the set through a mix of originals and classic covers and it was quite fun. The weather was threatening but there was only a misty rain now and then. They played a killer first set, and fun as it was, I was a bit damp and tired and skipped out on the second one. It was a cool time and I’m glad I put in the effort.

 

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Radio Show 33 Thursday October 17 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   2 comments

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I just got back from my local music internet radio show on WBKM.ORG. The first song I was going to play jumped out of the player at the last moment. Also,I stuck the players in queue mode to mix out the ending of the second to last song, but forgot to put it back, so at the end, the outro played a little early. The edges were a bit rough, but the center was pretty creamy.

Song Before: Song Of Wandering Aengus

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a beautiful warm sunny day in Burlington, and Church Street is hopping. Here is a song that was just released this week. This is Autumn Drone Part 2 from Alpenglow, on WBKM and they are Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Overcoat – Swale (was supposed to be Alpenglow, but it jumped out of the player)
2.) Autumn Drone Part !! – Alpenglow
3.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

One of my roommates, Mike Luoma was just representing the Point at the Advance Music Singer Songwriter competition on Tuesday. He said that Hana played Lithuania and advanced to the finals. It’s a great song, no wonder she made it. The order was wrong on the first two, but both are great Fall songs. Last week I finished playing Swale’s album, and tonight I will start a new one. This artist has played in a couple of bands in Burlington, and made so much great music in our town. Week by week, song by song, I will work my way through To A Star In The Yard by Alice Austin

4.) Wings To Me – Alice Austin
5.) Naomi’s Back – Fire The Cannons
6.) Crickets – Wolvings
7.) Things Change – Black Rabbit

If you ever need a great scrappy little garage rock band, you could not do better than Black Rabbit. They are recording, and with a little luck I will have a new song to play on Halloween. Stay tuned. The band Spirit Animal just changed their name to Wolvings. They are playing Friday at The Monkey House. I was just there last Tuesday seeing some heavier than expected metal. It was fun. I love the FTC song and didn’t it just flow out of the Alice song? I hope you liked the Alice, because I’m going to play it all, over the nest few weeks. A while ago a guy named Adrian Belew used to play Burlington, VT to packed houses, all the time. I’ve seen him solo. I’ve seen him with the Bears. Once, when he played solo, he had a band called the Irresponsibles open for him.

8.) Mr Belew – The Irresponsibles
9.) Superboy – The Bears
10.) Ready To Race – Lendway
11.) I Can Feel It – Vetica

I thought that was fun to play two great pop songs that rock, from bands from out of town, with two great pop songs that rock, from bands from in town. Did you notice that Adrian was playing guitar on the Irresponsibles song? Saturday I may head to Radio Bean to see bands play Elliot Smith songs. Hana Zara is the draw and Phil Yates is hosting, so hopefully he’s playing too.

12.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
13.) Teenage Mother Earth (live) – The Red Telephone
14.) Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn and Salad Days

I left the queue mode on so the outro started playing, but I got it stopped. I mentioned Aaron and Red and hoped you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. I asked if you’d like to do it again next week.

Outro (again)

promo

Tim here, if you’re in Poland you know this next song. It’s been in the top 30, and descending, for the last three weeks.

Song After: All Loved Up – Fish

 

Radio Show 4 Thursday March 21, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got home from radio show number 4 on WBKM. It was a little rough, but I got to play a bunch of cool music.

Song Before: Rockaway Beach – The Ramones

Intro:

From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I talked about Wide Wail opening for Juliana Hatfield in 2000

1.) All My Life – Wide Wail

2.) 10 Speed Car – Torpedo Rodeo

3.) Sharp Side of the Knife – Alice Austin

4.) Jan Michael Vincent – Chin Ho!

Talked about how catchy a riff there is in the Chin Ho! song (and had it in my head for the walk home), talked about how great Alice is when she growls out Sharp Side. I talked about seeing Torpedo at JP’s and Manhattan Pizza and talked about how Max Krauss sometimes has bands at parties in his basement. I talked a bit more about Wide Wail, then talked about Emily and how good a violin player she is.

5.) Medula Mamblongata – Strung Out

6.) Maria – Vedora

7.) Yayo – The Dirty Blondes

Talked about how the Blondes song mentions Maple st, Elm st, Pitkin st, Church st and how very Burlington it is. I talked about seeing Everybody’s Favorite Irish Drinking Songs Band on Saturday and Sunday. I talked about how Maria sounded like it would go great out of the Strung Out song, and that they are playing at 10, next Thursday at Nectar’s. I talked about seeing Strung Out at the Chickenbone, and several other places. I talked about how music exists in the moment they is gone, but recordings can be played forever. I talked about David L. Jarviswriting great songs in town then joining the Army, then being in El Paso and starting a psychedelic rock band.

8.) Paper Train – D. Jarvis Band (it played for a few seconds, then I hit something wrong and the next song started playing. Sorry Dave!! Sorry everyone else too!)

8.) Grounded – Invisible Jet

9.) Paper Train – D. Jarvis Band (in it’s entirety!!)

10.) Lights of Montreal – Lobot

Talked about how good Lobot were and that they play a reunion show every year. Talked about Chris Farnsworth playing guitar with Lobot and Dino Bravo. I apologized for cutting Paper Train, then talked about how cool it would be to walk into a club and hear something that sounds like Peter Gabriel, but it turns out to be a local band called Invisible Jet. I talked about the wonderful melody of Paper Train. I talked about playing one of my favorite Farm Songs

11.) Bad Oasis – Farm

12.) Time to Get Out – Aaron Flinn and Salad Days

Talked about how it was time to get out, and that Aaron would be playing on the 30th in Hinesburg. Talked about if Farm played Bad Oais at a festival, Robbie Williams would probably toss the I’ve got soul in the worst of places line into one of his medleys.

Outro

Song after: Gloria (live from Red Rocks) – U2