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A Very Hairy Swaleness at Light Club Lamp Shop then Samara Lark And Friends and Savage Hen at Radio Bean December 22, 2018   Leave a comment

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Physics Club pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music Saturday night at Light Club Lamp Shop and Radio Bean. I worked a short day and had a little time to relax at home. Just before 7, I headed out the door and swung by Taco Gordo for a quick tasty taco, then walked the rest of the way downtown. I got into the Lamp and settled as the room steadily filled. A little after 8 Physics club took the stage and filled the room with cautious glee. They chatted with the audience a lot and chatted about chatting a lot. They sang about how Christmas is the time to give gifts to the baby Jesus, and delicious honey ham. Irene, Rex and Abraham, if those are their real names, had a relaxed vibe that came across as deeply hilarious. They sang about how too many candy canes made their breath minty, but their stomachs stinky and about making all of their Christmas presents because they didn’t have any money. Since it was Christmas, they decided they could wear what they wanted, then capped the seven song set by going out to find the biggest bushiest tree. It’s hard to capture how funny they were, but if you ever see them on a bill somewhere, go.

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Swale pic by Tim Lewis

They began the transformation into Swale with a song about how everything smells like Christmas. Irene morphed into Amanda Gustafson as Abraham moved away from the keys to the backing vocal position. Rex stayed on the drums and moved into Jeremy Frederick mode and Eric Olsen started playing guitar at the end. It was still pretty funny, but you could begin to hear the huge rock sound coming out. Tyler Bolles joined them and they locked into SWALE mode for Mele Kalikimaka which was fun to hear on a chilly evening. Matt Larocca joined them on violin next and stayed for most of the night. It’s Christmas is a poignant song from their Kiss Mess EP and they played a beautiful version of it. Craig Mitchell came up next and took the mic. Marie Claire Johnson added some backing vocals as they sang This Christmas. The fireside blazing bright line was especially catchy. The band switched into high gear as Lily Sickles took the stage and belted out Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight) and the audience rocked along. James Kochalka followed with a song about coveting his neighbors Christmas lights. It was hilarious and everyone was smiling. He stayed on stage and sang a song about a sleigh ride to heck and the audience sang along with gusto. There was something magical about the way it happened. Amanda followed with the most esoteric song of the night and played a haunting Snow Angel with Tyler on banjo. Tyler played the next one solo on banjo but took the time to explain that some band redid a version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah that was just terrible, so he redid it in a fun way. The tune was familiar and the audience laughed in the verses about Rudolph and the Grinch but sang along on the choruses, even with Tyler’s altered words. I could feel chills running through me. Marie Claire came back and sang Fairy Tale Of New York with Tyler. It was really fun. Marie moved to the keys and Amanda moved to the front of the stage. Matt joined in on sax as they let loose a huge Baby Please Come Home. It was great. Jason Cooley came to the stage and played a song for Josh Bridgman that almost made me cry. The Velvet Underground’s Jesus was a perfect tribute to Josh. The next song was just Swale and they sang a cool song about getting to know the people in your house. They followed with an instrumental Jingle Bells that featured Amanda’s keys in the beginning and some ripping Eric guitar work at the end. Lily returned to the stage for Feliz Navidad. The song had a huge sound in the chorus and had people dancing hard. For the next song, Ryan Ober and Cooley stood in front of the stage and lit into Christmas in Hollis. It was brilliant and fun. Eric said they had a treat for us and Marie Clairecame back and sang Christmas Wrapping. Her voice was so close to The Waitresses that it was superb. Craig returned to the stage for a funky blues rock song about Backdoor Santa that got a little naughty in a nice way. Amanda sang the next song and wished us well for whatever lies ahead. Francesca Blanchard followed with All I Want For Christmas Is You and I swear that everyone in the room was in awe. Swale began the evening by handing out cards and asked us to pull out the lyric sheet. I’m not sure what happened but it sounds like someone slipped and fell outside of the Lamp Shop and an ambulance showed up. Per Eric, the person was fine, but the hoped for singalong didn’t quite work with so many distracted people. That said, Amanda sang a great version of The Christmas Song, and many people sang along. The band returned to full rock mode and Ryan Miller hit the stage for a blistering Hazy Shade Of Winter. Where does joy end and fun begin? Their version was right in that sweet spot. Cooley came back and played a fun gritty rocker that I couldn’t spot. Per my notes, I think it was Riverbottom Nightmare Band from the Muppets Emmet Otter’s Jug Band. It was really fun to listen to at the show, but doing this write-up brought me to YouTube to watch it. I’m sure it’s the song and both versions are great. Up next Tyler got everyone bouncing to the Christmas Polka. Swale capped the night with a sweet singalong with Christmastime is Here that filled my soul. It was a beautiful show.

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With Matt Larocca

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Craig Mitchell

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Lily Sickles

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James Kochalka

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Marie Claire

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Amanda Gustafson

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Ryan Ober and Jason Cooley

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Marie Claire

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Francesca Blanchard

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Ryan Miller

 

I settled up and took the long walk over to Radio Bean as Samara Lark and friends belted out Baby Please Come Home. It turned out to be the only repeat of the night which is not bad when you see three bands in one night play traditional (ish) songs. Samara was joined by Jackie Buttolph and Aya Inoue on vocals, Eric and Eric on guitar, Johnnie Day Durand on musical saw and glockenspiel, Jake Styles on bass and Andrew Bedard on drums. Johnnie began Oh Holy Night and you could hear the words coming out of her saw. The rest of the band joined in and played a gorgeous version of the song. They took us into minor chord territory for Hark To The Bells and I was in a happy place. They kicked up the pace for Cheap Trick’s I Wish It Was Christmas Today and I bopped with glee. They kept up the pace for a rousing Holiday Road and we all just had to sing along. How can you not? i love that Samara thinks that is an essential Christmas song. They slowed things down and brought the energy up for Happy Xmas (War Is Over). That’s one of those songs that fills my soul and I’m so glad they closed the set with it.

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Samara Lark and Friends

I hung out for a bit and thought I’d check out the next band. It was a little late, but they usually don’t play super long sets and I was still ready to rock. Savage Hen took the stage and let loose their super heavy bass, drums, vocals dirgy sound. They opened with a horrific Here Comes Santa Claus that made me smile and the mighty audience dance hard. A heavy version of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer followed and off we went. They advised us to not get on the wrong list then played a heavy traditional Hanukkah song that was very cool. They advised us to take a Christmas Bath then dropped a super heavy Jingle Bell Rock. They shouted loudly that the Seat’s Taken then played a song about how Santa is a monster. All evening long the dialog was wry. They sang of a Clever Girl then one about Santa is here, release your fear. Local Lore was a song about encountering the supernatural. The final lyric says If there really is a god, he ain’t watching me, but it’s not uncommon for Jaq Tothephuture to put a little spin on it. I think that night it was if there really is a Santa, he better be effing good. They rocked on with a song about running for your life across the north pole and the next one may have had something to do with reindeer romance. They kept rocking and I didn’t catch much of the lyric but had a good time. Next, they took us to the Edge then released a little Voodoo Revenge. The next song was 46 seconds long, so it might have been Curtain Call, but I’m not sure. Either way, it was good. We followed them down to the Alabama swamp and battled monsters for a while then went back up north for another Santa song. At that point I looked at clock. It was 12:45 and I had to be at work at 9 so I zipped out the door and took the quick walk home. I settled a bit and slept a bit and hit the ground running in the morning.

It was another lovely night of music in our lovely town. Wow, did I really hear 57 songs that night?

 

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Savage Hen pic by Tim Lewis

Savage Hen, Boil The Whore, and Melkor for the 7th Metal Monday Christmas bash at Nectar’s December 17, 2018   Leave a comment

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Savage Hen pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Mondays ago at Nectar’s. I really enjoyed the new Savage Hen album The Red and was excited to see some of it live. I got out of work at 8:30, met up with Nathan Curtis, and arrived around 9 for the Metal Monday Christmas show. I thought I might be late, but the timing was perfect. I had a little time to settle in and appreciate the two evergreens hanging from the ceiling and the one sitting on the ground. The Hen hit the stage loud and heavy with a sludgy version of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Here Comes Santa Claus arrived with a roar then they advised us to not get on The Wrong List. They cleaned us up with a Christmas Bath then hit us with a heavy Hanukkah song. Jingle Bell Rock was equal to the bands name then they kicked out Seat’s Taken. They took a short Curtain Call and capped the show with a delightfully heavy version of Adam Sandler’s Hanukah Song. What a fun set.

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Savage Hen pic by Tim Lewis

Up next the savage music continued with Boil The Whore. With a harsh name and cookie monster vocals they played thrash with a tendency to build songs into epic territory. They opened with a song about a harbinger and followed with one about a broken nose. They regaled us with a truthful retelling of an ancient hymn that they called Amazing Disgrace then screamed about sanctuary. The played a couple more then wrapped up the powerhouse set. It was an impressive show.

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Boil The Whore pic by Tim Lewis

Melkor took the stage next and were dressed for the holiday mood. They kept the music in full metal mode and I just got lost in the first few songs. The sound was huge and overdriven and brought to mind the phrase “the music’s so loud, you can’t hear the sound”. It was great. They sang a song about confession and then one that had a bit of a jazzy Christmas feel, in a blistering metal sort of way. The took us to the depths of the ocean and closed with a song about a big house. I loved every minute.

After that, we headed out quickly. Sometimes this world is beautiful and sometimes it’s painful and it’s nice to dive into a heavy metal show now and then to connect with reality. I’m so glad I went

 

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Melkor pic by Tim Lewis ‘

 

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Radio Show 286 Thursday December 20, 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 December 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake

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From our small city to the great big world,, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s almost Christmas, and I have a lot of appropriate songs on the way tonight, but let’s begin with the next song on the Grim Work album.

1.) Lost Cause – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
2.) Christmastime Blues – Jason Baker
3.) O Come O Come Emmanuel – Cricket Blue
4.) Hallelujah – SWALE

I love that version of the Leonard song with the fun lyrics of familiar Christmas characters. Lovely version of the classic from Cricket. That’s from a new album from Meadowlark Studio that was recently released. i have several of the other songs on that album on the way later. OK, let’s give you all a nice present. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance.

5.) Intro/May (Untitled) – Adrienne Cooper Smith
6.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
7.) Untitled – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Adrienne Cooper Smith – Adrienne Cooper Smith

The interview was fun and does not dwell on the titles. Thanks for that great performance Adrienne! I also want to thank Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great and Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video that is on Youtube now. OK, so I caught this band play this song at Nectar’s on Monday, and now I’m going to play it for you.

9.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
10.) Christmas Sled – The Mountain Says No
11.) It’s Christmas – Swale
12.) It’s Christmas – Physics Club
13.) We 3 Kings – Electric Halo

I love that somber version of Kings from Joe Adler. Physics are son funny. They will open for Swale at Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday for what should be a fun and lovely holiday show. Will someone please finally get Mountain that sled? They’ve been asking for years. Hen are so fun. OK, here’s a song that will likely get played live soon.

14.) Just Another Day (Christmas) – Swale
15.) Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) – Josh Glass
16.) Winter Song – Julia Beerworth
17.) Silent Night – The DuPont Brothers
18.) Blue Christmas – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes

It’s so nice when they sing together. Cool version of the classic from Zach and Sam. Josh put out a local Christmas album a few years ago that featured his and Julia’s songs. There will be more from that album soon. Cool song from Swale. OK, here’s another classic.

19.) Carol Of The Bells – Gordon Stone Music
20.) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Greg Alexander
21.) O Holy Night – Cait Hoffman
22.) Silver Bells – Josh Glass and Jackie Buttolph
23.) Little Drummer Boy – Aaron Flinn

Cool version of the classic from Aaron. Jackie and Josh’s voices sound so nice together. What a stunning performance from Cait. Same for Greg. I thought it would be nice to have a little more banjo in the show and Gordon is amazing. Here’s another classic.

24.) White Christmas – Giovanina Bucci
25.) The Christmas Song – Yasmin Taybey
26.) Someday At Christmas – Dwight & Nicole
27.) Joy To The World – The UVM Hit Paws
28.) Winter Wonderland – Josh Glass

Fun version of the classic from Josh. I think that’s both versions intertwined from Paws. Cool new classic from the dynamic duo. Yasmin owns Meadowlark and does a nice version of the classic. Beautiful version of the classic from the singer from Nina’s Brew. OK, let’s keep the spirit going.

29.) Santa Baby – Samara Lark
30.) Frosty The Snowman – Construction Joe
31.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Linda Bassick
32.) Baby Please Come Home – Josh Panda

Great huge rocking version of that song. That’s such a fun version of the classic from Linda. Joe were a classic ’90’s band and Samara is always amazing. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Awaken – Yes
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Images (Chapter 1) – Saga
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
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Radio Show 285 Thursday December 13, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 13. You can stream it from the Facebook page or here: WBKM.ORG It will go as follows.

Song before Take A Long Line – Angel City

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been cold outside so let’s play the seasonally appropriate next song from the Grim Work album, that I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

1.) Baby, Let My Money Keep You Warm – Milton Busker And The Grim Work
2.) Hey You! – Jesse Taylor
3.) Running To The Mirror – Alice Austin
4.) Fire And Oil – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Let’s send lots of good wishes out to Peg. She had surgery today and made it through fine, but let’s send a little healing energy anyway. Great song from Alice’s newest EP Dirt And Helicopters. Cool new song from Jesse and a lovely song about working too much and letting your money enjoy the life that you should be enjoying, but you can’t ’cause you have to work all the time. It’s a very American song. OK, let’s rock. This band are playing tomorrow at The Monkey House.

5.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
6.) Sit Right Down – Ryan Ober and The Romans
7.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine
8.) Loser – SWALE

Such a great song from such a great band. Don’t we all feel dragged around the universe sometimes. QT only played for a year or so, but put out a terrific album. Ryan and his band will join the Druids and Happy Spangler at the Monkey tomorrow and that should be a great show. OK, it’s almost Christmas time. I’ll play a bunch of holiday songs next week, but I’ll ease my way in with a few songs about red and green.

9.) Ruby Red – Aaron Flinn
10.) Grass Is Always Greener – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
11.) Green Apple Girl – Dave Jarvis Band
12.) My Red – The Lavas

I caught the Lavas at Club Toast one night and they were awesome. Cool song from Dave. Great song by Phil and the band. Lovely song from Aaron. OK, here’s another song about red, and fine, I’ll break down, here are a couple of Christmas songs.

13.) Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Savage Hen
14.) Here Comes Santa Claus – Savage Hen
15.) Jingle Bell Rock – Savage Hen
16.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen

Thanks Hen for a lovely heavy set of songs about Christmas and other fun topics. They will be at Nectar’s on Monday. OK, here is another song about red.

16.) Black & Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
17.) Bulletproof Vest – Zola Turn
18.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
19.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

Cool rocker from Doom. They will be at Gloom Garden on Monday. Great rocker from the Blondes. ZT rocked us hard in the ’90’s. Francis are playing their 10 year anniversary show at the Monkey House on Saturday. They are such wonderful people and such a great band. We’re lucky to have them. OK, this song is not about red.

20.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
21.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland
22.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome
23.) Terrarium – Vedora

Lovely song from Vedora. Seasonally appropriate song form Jessica. I had a tricky situation at work recently, but we all took a deep breath, figured out a plan to move forward, and executed it nicely. I think that’s a good path to take in this busy stressful holiday season. OK, let’s keep rocking.

24.) Full Speed Ahead – Midnight Vigil
25.) Full Tilt – Lush Honey
26.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler
27.) Down By The Riverside – Bob Wagner
28.) Vicarious – Alice Austin
29.) Can The Call Go Through – Seth Yacovone Band

Great song by Seth. You can catch him most anywhere in Vermont at most anytime. Cool rocker form Alice, with a bit of help from Sean Toohey on lead guitar. Riverside is from the Big Tiny Love album released to raise money for the neo-natal care unit at the UVM Children’s Hospital. They are releasing the album Sunday at 4pm at The Skinny Pancake Burlington. It should be a good show, though I’m sure I’ll be working. Joe will be at Radio Bean on Saturday. Honey will come to town and play for us at Nectar’s next Wednesday. Cool song from Vigil. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after:
Emerald Lies – Marillion
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip
The Red And The Black – Blue Oyster Cult
Red – King Crimson
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) – Judas Priest
16th Century Greensleeves – Rainbow
Green Is The Color – Pink Floyd
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
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Radio Show 284 Thursday December 6, 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 9-11p, Thursday December 6. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Dancing In The Ruins – Blue Oyster Cult

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a cool duo who just funded their upcoming new album.

1.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
2.) Clara – J Bengoy
3.) Snow Angel – SWALE
4.) Blood And Gold – Amerykanka

That’s a cool song form a group of women in Burlington who appreciate eastern European voices. There is snow on the ground, and it’s been snowing a little every day, so it’s time to play that Swale songs. Cool new song from J with Laurel and Francesca Blanchard on backing vocals. J will be at Club Metronome tomorrow. Great song from Cricket. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

5.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
6.) Someone Get Me A Brown Paper Bag – Jesse Taylor
7.) Dropout Generation – Hana Zara
8.) Lovely Day – gneiss

I love that song by Gneiss. That such a cool older song from Hana. That new Jesse song has been stuck in my head lately. Great song from Milton and the band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) More Interesting – Haley Jane & the Hayley Jane and the Primates
10.) Can The Call Go Through – Seth Yacovone Band
11.) Love Takes Its Toll – Barbacoa
12.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli

That’s a classic from the ’80’s. Great new Barbacoa song. Same for Seth and Haley. OK, let’s go back 5 years or so.

13.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
14.) I Won’t Be There – Grand
15.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen

Cool song from last year from Zeus. Bill is from this year and grabs me every time. Cool song from Grand from a couple of years ago. I miss Vetica. OK, let’s head back to the ’90’s.

17.) Ninja Jane – Zola Turn
18.) Yoghurt Butterfly Squash – Ninja Custodian
19.) Twisted – Guppyboy
20.) Honest Little Me – Paper Castles

Great song from Castles from last year. Guppyboy are from the ’90’s and the Ninja song was played a lot in the ’80’s. OK, here’s a cool song from this year.

21.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
22.) On My Way – Hover
23.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
24.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
25.) Bloodboy – Envy

Great song from the ’90’s. Heartbreak is a couple of years old now. Same for that great Rabbit song. Hover were a cool band in the ’90’s. The Shakers will be at Radio Bean Saturday night. This next band are releasing their new album tonight at The Monkey House and this is one of the songs.

26.) Trial By Stone – Phantom Suns
27.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
28.) The Wrong List – Savage Hen
29.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons
30.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

I love that epic song form Anders. Cannons appeared in the early 00’s after most of the ’90’s bands had moved on. They kept us rocking. Great Christmas song from Hen. That was recorded last year at a Live From Robot Dog Studio session we did last year. Fun announcement about that coming up soon. Samurai will joins Suns at the show tonight. 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
Crucifix Corner – Fish
Impossibilium – The Tragically Hip
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
By Design – The Nancy Druids
Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians
Astral Traveler – Yes
Dance On A Volcano/Los Endos – Genesis
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker 

Hmmm, the show is seeming a little short. Let’s toss in this before the regular awesome programming, and after that slice of magic.

Live Sets Vol. 10- What Isn’t Performance – Ouzkxqlzn
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Radio Show 279 Thursday October 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 Thursday October 25. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) – Concrete Blonde

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The skies are gray, the air is cold and the leaves are falling from the trees. Summer is gone and Halloween is almost upon us. Usually, Mr E. Ghoul crosses over to join us, but the veil is still too strong, being so many days away. I, alone, will guide you through the terror that is the Vermont music scene. Let’s begin with a song about the dead.

1.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
2.) Ghosts Aren’t Free – Ballroom Sofa
3.) Release The Dead – Chin Ho
4.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music

Thank you for reminding us of our mortality Troy. I dug up that ancient song from Chin. Chilling thought from Sofa and beautifully disturbing song from David and the band. OK, let’s get a little magical.

5.) I Put A Spell On You – Kat Wright and Marco Benevento
6.) Devil – farm
7.) A Monster’s Holiday – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) Devil Knows My Name – Great Western

Is there anything scarier than the devil knowing your name? Hmm, apparently the gators prefer to celebrate their monsters. Nice attempt to outrun the devil Farm. That was a lovely spell concocted one night at Radio Bean by the dynamic duo. Here is another song that I found deeply buried.

9.) Vampyre – Dave Jarvis (Hipp Notix)
10.) Oh My God – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
11.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
12.) Graveyard Before Dark – Alice Austin

Such a scary song from Alice. Hana speaks of how the veil between the living and the dead is understood down south. Terrifying imagery from Sarah and a lovely oldie from Dave. Care to jam with some monsters?

13.) Halloween Jam – The Dead Shakers
14.) Nightmare On Elm Street – Savage Hen
15.) With The Dead – Vultures of Cult
16.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie

Vermont is full of dark places, and the shadows of the full moon only make them more terrifying. I fear the Vultures may have gotten too close to their song. Disturbing song from the Hen and a scary stream of monsters for the Dead. Speaking of death.

17.) Death Of A Barn Cat – Dirtminers
18.) Black Cat – Black Rabbit
19.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
20.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

I hope you survived the terror of being alone, barely safe, wondering what lies beyond the door. Swillbillie are wise to make us aware of the terror wrought by chickens. Halloween was made for cats. OK, it’s time to panic.

21.) Panic – Miku Daza
22.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
23.) Ghostified – Persian Claws
24.) Raising The Dead – Carraway

Lovely song about zombies dancing. Terror filled song by the Claws. Phil sings of the battle between life and death and Miku rightly advises panic. This next soul seems to be trying to give up supernatural ways. Silly human.

25.) Giving Up The Ghost – Aaron Flinn
26.) Demon Eyes – Lake Superior
27.) One More Grave – The Contrarian
28.) Demon Moon – Crazyhearse
29.) Counting On A Ghost – Elephants of Scotland

You can always count on a ghost, even if Aaron disagrees. Lovely songs of demons from Crazy and Superior. Even one so contrary understands the power of the grave. Well, I hope you were not too scared listening to the terrifying music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after – Incubus (with graveyard intro and geezabum outro) – Fish
Thugs – The Tragically Hip
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Angels And Devils – Invisible Homes
Monsters – Cold Sweat
Heaven And Hell – Dio
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Killing Ghosts – Better Things
Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Feel The Thunder – Blue Oyster Cult
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) – David Bowie
Devil Eyes – Jakals
Please Mr Gravedigger – David Bowie
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple.
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Radio Show 275 Thursday September 27, 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 9-11pm Thursday September 27 on WBKM.ORG. You can steam it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Let’s Go Crazy – Prince

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s dive into the rock and roll with the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

1.) Good Person – ROUGH FRANCIS
2.) Chop Wood Carry Water – Zola Turn
3.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
4.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button

Cool song from the punk supergroup. Classics from Ninja and Zola and a great rocker from Francis. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and live performance from Preece.

5.) Girl In My Bed – Preece
6.) Tomorrow Today – Preece
7.) Waste Of Time – Preece
8.) Can We Not? – Preece

I want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and Chrusty Barnacles and Rich for helping with the filming. Thanks WBKM founder Tony Gallucci for joining in the interview and Burlington Beer Company for the libations. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT
10.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
11.) Papertrain – Dave Jarvis Band (Hipp Notix)
12.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza

Miku will do an acoustic performance with Ivamae at Switchback Brewing Company then Miku will rock out Light Club Lamp Shop on Sunday. Old classic from Dave and new classic from Zeus. Dino will be at Ciderfest on Saturday. OK, I caught these next two bands at Nectar’s last night.

13.) Big Starr – sleeping in
14.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls
15.) Nightmare On Elm Street theme – Savage Hen
16.) Winter Bender – Jessica Rabbit Syndrome

Rabbit will be at The Monkey House on Sunday. Hen will be at Nectar’s on Monday. OK, let’s play a great song just because it’s great.

17.) Shy Spiders – Villanelles
18.) Falter – Julia Caesar
19.) Bucky – Aaron Flinn
20.) That Person Aside You – Milton Busker and the Grim Work

Cool song from Milton’s upcoming album. Aaron will be at The Double E on Saturday. Such great songs from Julia and Villanelles. The next performer will also do a show at 420 Pine st on Saturday with Coalescence Of Sound.

21.) Changes – Ivamae
22.) No More Goodbyes – King Margo
23.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
24.) The Sunny Side Of Things – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Another cool song from The Book Of Zoo. Jeremy will be back in town at Radio Bean on Sunday afternoon. Margo are from Nashville but will stop into the Bean on Monday night. This next artist will play a show in Williston at Nightshade fest tomorrow.

25.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
26.) Prince Of Sweeden – The Smittens
27.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
28.) Lead me To Your Love – The New Siberians

Great rocker from the Siberians. Classic from Chin. Great new song from Smittens and a cool song from Francesca. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Perfume River – Fish
Yawning Of Snarling – The Tragically Hip
Sightless Gods – A Film In Color
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Lovely Day – gneiss
The Porpoise Song – The Church
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Waiting For the World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and The Dwellers
Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
Precious Things – Tori Amos
Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
Universal Care – Kal Marks
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming.

Radio Show 266 Thursday July 12, 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 July 12. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Take Off – Bob and Doug McKenzie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a singer who is working on her second album. I got to hear some of the songs on Saturday at On Tap Bar & Grill and am excited about where she is going with them. This is a cool song that she wrote back in middle school.

1.) Josie – Bethany Conner Music
2.) The Sun Still Faces The World That Turns Itself Away – Seth Yacovone
3.) What’s In California? – Josh Glass
4.) Ghosts – Troy Millette Music

It was cool to see both Troy and Bethany at On Tap last week. I caught Josh later that night and got to hear that lovely song. Great song from Seth’s Life At Nectar’s album. This next band is playing all around Vermont supporting local libraries. There was also a nice write-up in Seven Days about his album Book Of Zoo.

5.) Sugar and Cream – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
6.) Supernatural 0 Ryan Ober and The Romans
7.) Done Saving Bones – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
8.) YDUN – Faun Fables

Faun came to visit us on Tuesday and played a lovely show at Light Club Lamp Shop. The Gators will be at Deli 126 tonight. Ryan will be at SideBar tonight. This next bad was at the Lamp shop on Tuesday and are releasing their new album It’s A Fairy Tale tomorrow at their studio.

9.) Parasite – Miku Daza
10.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maïz
11.) Check Your Pockets – Binger
12.) Worlds Are Colliding (George Is Getting Upset) – Sad Turtle

Turtle are at Radio Bean tonight. Binger just put out a new EP called Already Home and are taking it on the road. Mal will be at Nectar’s tonight. This next band will be playing tomorrow at the Exhibitionist series at the Tarrant Gallery which is part of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

13.) Say It – Anachronist
14.) Fool That I Am – Eastern Mountain Time
15.) Much Difference – Seth Yacovone Band
16.) Owen – Clever Girls

Clever are at Foam Brewers on Saturday and ArtsRiot on Sunday. Great new song from Seth’s album Thanks. Eastern are at Otter Creek Brewers today. This next band will be at The Monkey House on Tuesday and Rathaus on Wednesday.

17.) The Field – The Dead Shakers
18.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
19.) Procession I – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No

I loved seeing Mountain last Saturday at Finnegan’s. Great song form the new Francis album MSP3 Counter Attack. I may have to play a couple of mores songs form that soon. I’m going to let Scooby Doo introduce this next song.

21.) Miner Forty-Niner – Doom Service
22.) Voodoo Revengs – Savage Hen
23.) Big Box Law Enforcement – Rough Francis
24.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim
25.) The Crisis – Ninja Custodian

That’s a classic from Ninja and a new classic from Sink. Great new Francis song. It was cool to see the Hen at Finnegan’s last Saturday. Great song form Doom. Here’s another classic.

26.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
27.) Running To The Mirror – Alice Austin
28.) Walk On By – Rough Francis
29.) Sideways – Binger
30.) Earth Ain’t Dirt – Mycelium MC
31.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
32.) Sweet Dreams – Bethany Conner

That’s such a sweet lullaby from Bethany. Myra was at Summervale this evening. It was cool to hear the MC read a little at the Lamp shop on Tuesday. Great new music from Alice, Francis and Binger. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, oops, I just found out that I’m off next week, but we can do it again the week after and the week after….

outro

Songs after
Crucifix Corner – Fish
Lionized – The Tragically Hip
Broon’s Bane/The Trees – Rush
Symphony Of Light – Renaissance
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Take The Skinheads Bowling – Camper Van Beethoven
Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
Janie Jones – The Clash
Tantalized – The Church
Forgotten Sons – Marillion
regular awesome programming.

 

Bethany Conner and Troy Millette at On Tap Bar & Grill, Julia Beerworth and Josh Glass at Bleu Northeast Seafood, and The Mountain Says No & Savage Hen at Finnegan’s July 7, 2018   Leave a comment

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Bethany Conner pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music in our community tonight. I worked a 9-5:30 shift then drove straight to Essex. As I walked up through the parking lot I could hear Troy Millette Music and Bethany Conner Music singing together. I got in and settled and Bethany left the stage and Troy continued his set. He told a story about truckers listening to his music and how the next song was #18 on an overnight long haul country station. Ghosts sounded great as he contemplated what was waiting on the other side after he died. He plugged his upcoming August 17th album release and said he would be opening for Live and Counting Crows the next day. His version of Round Here was unique and poignant. His in-between song banter was top shelf as he played a song called Brothers, which will be the first song on his upcoming album. He asked if we wanted a Beatles song or a mashup. Mashup won and he played a bunch of songs I did not know, but sounded vaguely familiar. I think he said there was some Taylor Swift in there and at he end had us let our inner Whitney Houston out. He closed the night with the first few verses of Freebird then dropped it into Let It Be. He is such a wonderful talent.

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Troy Millette pic by Tim Lewis

Bethany took the stage to a noisy food and drink ordering patio bar and fiercely cut through it with her songs. She played a song about being twisted and one about doing laundry for the first song and wondering if she was ever going to be able to make it through life. Her dad, Greg Conner joined her on the cajon on that one, and several others during the set. She played a heartfelt version of Linger then asked when you’re going to come around, you’re going to come around. Jumper was cool then she played a song from her upcoming EP. Believe in me like I believe in you was just great and had a nicely complex rhythm. Ho Hey was familiar and fun then she played a song about regretting nothing. She sang about colliding and how I love you when you’re singing that song. She reminisced about feeling like she would be anything you wanted her to be, but it had an eye to the future where that is not the ideal. Drops of Jupiter was cool and the Drift Away ending only made it more fun. Wonderwall was fun then she played a sweet old original called Josie. The A Team was fun then she went back to Train for Soul Sister. She played a very gentle version of Landslide then played an original about how she has seen the end and everything will be OK. A new song called Anchor was stunning then she sang about the one that got away. She sang about knowing what lay at the end of summer and not wanting it to end then played a cool song called Perfect. She played a short song from her first ep about sweet dreams and closed the 24 song set with Ex’s And Oh’s. I loved her new songs, her powerhouse voice, and can’t wait for the next album.

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Bethany and Greg Conner pic by Tim Lewis

I drove home, did a quick turnaround, then took the walk downtown to Bleu Northeast Seafood. Julia Beerworth and Josh Glass were on stage as I got in and settled. They were singing about how everything is about you. What’s In California lit me up hard then they followed with Here Comes The Sun. They played a sweet Julia song about a House On A Hill then closed the set with Dylan’s Oh, Sister. I chatted with Josh for a bit in the break and settled back in as he played a cool new song called Miles Above Me. Julia returned for a song about getting rich and buying our parent’s houses. Dylan’s I Want You was great but their version of One More Cup Of Coffee sent chills down my spine. They played another Julia song about an old Oak Tree, then played Angel From Montgomery. I thought they were kidding about playing some Zeppelin but Tangerine was sweet. It was getting late so I ducked out the door as they played Let It Bleed into Honky Tonk woman. They sounded so nice.

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Julia Beerworth and Josh Glass pic by Tim Lewis

I walked over to Finnegan’s and it was just about time for The Mountain Says No to play. They opened hard and heavy with Restaurant then released the glory of King Grifter. I Know Right rocked hard and Iron And Metal kept the glory factor high. Right Bright Lord was searing and Eggshell rocked hard. They throttled back a tiny amount for 3,000 Incubators then jammed out Ricky The Rider. They took us to incredible heights with Machu Picchu and eased back into searing territory with If You Lie. Gazerbeam started slow and had a nice build and they closed with a blistering version of The Bomb. It was so great to see and hear them.

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The Mountain Says No pic by Tim Lewis

Savage Hen followed with a set so heavy most metal became instantly jealous. They played songs such as Voodoo Revenge and Alabama Swamp Skin. They sang about seats that were taken and a clever girl. They took us to the edge of the world then spoke of Local Lore. They played a long song about the wolf and a 36 second song called Curtain Call. They hit us hard with one more before calling it a night.

I ducked out quickly and took the lovely walk home. I know I missed a ton of music tonight, but I caught a lot and loved it all.

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Savage Hen pic by Tim Lewis

 

Radio Show 251 Thursday March 29, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Mal Maiz 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 March 29. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Easter – Marillion

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with the second to last song on Black, Blue & White, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

1.) Julius Ceasar – The New Siberians
2.) Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
3.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara
4.) Mon Ange – Francesca Blanchard

Beautiful song sung in French by Francesca. Great song from Hana about holding the hands of the ones you love. Cool song about the magic we all have inside by Jason and yet another great song from the Siberians. I’ll play the last song on the album next week and move to a new album the week after. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
6.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maiz
7.) Si Se Quema El Monte – Mal Maiz
8.) Clandestino – Mal Maiz
9.) Bacalao Con Pan – Mal Maiz

I really want to thank Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band for that tremendous performance. Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, here’s a new song from one of my favorite bands.

10.) Loom – Clever Girls
11.) Cancer – SWALE
12.) Oh Dirty Blondes – Dirty Blondes
13.) All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip

That was recorded on a Ferry boat just off the shore of Burlington many years ago. I want to send the Blondes song out to Matthew Thorsen who is battling cancer. Please contribute to the “Matt & Di Need a L’il Help” GoFundMe if you can. Swale will be at Foam Brewers on Saturday and ArtsRiot next Wednesday. Another great song from the Girls. I can’t wait for the new album. OK, this band are at Club Metronome tomorrow.

14.) Hell Chicken – Swillbillie
15.) Skybot – Blowtorch
16.) Local Lore – Savage Hen
17.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. Hen will be there too. It was fun hanging out with the neighbors by their fire last night and talking about local lore. Blowtorch and Swillbillie will rock Metronome tomorrow. This next band will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Here is a song from their upcoming album.

18.) First Blush – Paper Castles
19.) Play That Part – Lowell Thompson Music
20.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
21.) Mama – Ivamae

Ivamae and Wren will be at SideBar on Sunday. Lowell and Castles will rock Winooski on Saturday. This next artist will play at Hotel Vermont on Saturday.

22.) What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
23.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
24.) On Backstreets – Eastern Mountain Time
25.) Sad Song – Ouzkxqlzn

It’s so cool that Seven Days did such a nice feature on Ouzkxqlzn. Lauren Costello is just amazing. That’s a cover of a Paper Castles song. Eastern will be at Higher Ground on Tuesday. Bud will be at Nectar’s on Saturday at 7. Josh will play with the Beerworth Sisters around 8 on Saturday. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
The Company – Fish
Twist My Arm – The Tragically Hip
Cathedral – analog missionary
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
Lady Of The Lake – Rainbow
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
You Can Love If You Want To – Peg Tassey MUSIC
What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
regular programming