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Radio Show 221 Thursday August 17, 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 August 17th. It can be streamed at our Facebook page here: WBKM or at WBKM.ORG and will go as follows:

Song before: Kill The King – Rainbow

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a beautiful night in town but has been a challenging week for our country. We got to see the forces of fear spread a message of hate. We got to see lovely people stand up to it and we saw a lovely person die and her mother show us what strength and grace are. We have to fight this with love. Let’s begin tonight with a song about love.

1.) Can you Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
2.) Trouble Come No More – Cricket Blue
3.) All We Need – Eastern Mountain Time
4.) Haze – gneiss

Great song by the lovely people in Gneiss. They will be at Red Square next Wednesday. I want to go but have a couple of other things happening that night. Check them out if you are downtown. Eastern are filming a video next Tuesday at The Monkey House at 6:30. I may work through it but love the lyrics in that song. Cricket and Bethany and others are playing at Farnham Ale & Lager VT on Saturday and it sounds like a great day of music. There is a lot of beauty in both of those songs, and we need beauty now more than ever. When confronted with so many emotions and images it can get overwhelming and sometimes a filter is needed.

5.) Great Filter – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Mad Captain – Brother Zag (Mike Luoma)
7.) Are We Mad? – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
8.) This Machine – Invisible Homes

As we have seen this weekend, and may see again this coming weekend, we will need to stand up to hate and fascism. Let’s use machines like guitars to fight the hate. We will have to do this alone since the man in the Oval Office has no intention of standing against hate. David and the band ask us an important question about our ability to elect such a man. Brother Zag wrote that song a long time ago and asking if our President is insane is more relevant than ever. Great song by Jeremy. OK, let’s ease off politics for a bit. It’s important to speak out but it’s important to keep making the world a lovely place. Last week I played the last song from 1881’s Light’s Camera Action “album” so it’s time to start a new one. This is a short one but all the songs are great. It’s called Loose Tooth by a band called Clever Girls and here is the first song.

9.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
10.) Days Like These – Dysfunkshun
11.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
12.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

I love the lyric in that song. We all started from the same root. We have grown in our own beautiful ways but we are all connected at the base. It’s important to remember that. If you want to stand up to hate and use rock and roll as your weapon, you have my blessing. That’s what I’m going to do. Dysfunkshun played back in the ’90’s and were always politically aware and Richard Bailey recently said if you are not political you are not punk. They will get the band back together in a few weeks at Higher Ground and I want to thank HG for sponsoring us here at WBKM. Great song from the Girls. I got to see them 3 times last week. OK, when you hear hate speech, please reject it.

13.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
14.) Full Moon Dark Places – Bull & Prairie
15.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean
16.) Children Of The Grave – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)

Great song from the Breaks who will play at Foam Brewers tomorrow night. Tyler is on the road playing shows and will come by the Monkey House soon. He has a video about that song that delves into depression and we as a community don’t do mental health all that well. I want to thank him for helping us understand. I don’t know much about Bull except that they are from central Vermont and really rock. Thanks Ryan Cohen for turning me on to them. Rabbit are so great. These next two bands will be at Nectar’s on Monday with another band for a fun punk show.

17.) Two Weeks (’til The End Of The World) – Grand
18.) There’s A Problem – Mr. Doubtfire
19.) Insanity/Healing Dreams – Peg Tassey MUSIC
20.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait

Vermont is liberal and conservative. We get really hot and we get really cold. We have people who believe in the alt right and we have people that love people. We are complex. In the midst of the insanity we will need Peg Tassey‘s healing dreams. The Doubtfire song begins with a quote from Trump saying ‘there’s no problem” but there is and he seems to be the only one who doesn’t notice it. Grand are one of the most fun rock bands ever. OK, this next band will be at Nectar’s tomorrow.

21.) Laughing Jim – The Edd
22.) Prog Noir – Stick Men (Official)
23.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged
24.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow

Such a lovely song by the lovely Rutland band. Submerged play everywhere and I really like that song. Stick are a Crimsonesque band who will be at Higher Ground next Wednesday. I love the prog rock of the Edd. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Before The Evening’s Thru – THE VACANT LOTS
26.) Black, Blue & White – The New Siberians
27.) The Road – Anders Parker
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

If you feel alone and scared there are people like Swale and myself who care and want to help. This world can be beautiful and needs every last one of us in our highest and most loving capacity. Anders was at ArtsRiot on Saturday and I was sick and missed it but am sure it was a great show. Great songs form Siberians and the Lots. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music, and the love, of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit

Hey guys, Tim here for one more song. It will be a Fish song as always, and tonight’s has a very civic minded intro. Before I get to that I want to go back a few years and play a song that demands to be played after the events of this week.

Songs after:

Nazi Punks Fuck Off – Dead Kennedys
Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors – Fish
Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
Private Public Breakdown – Alice Cooper
Murder – David Gilmour
Fireball – Alice Cooper
Tear It All Away – The Church Band
Rats – Alice Cooper
This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Senders
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

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Radio Show 208 Thursday May 18, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show will air on 107.1FM, can be streamed at WBKM and will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 18th. It will go as follows:

Song before: Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve got a bunch of new music to play for you tonight so let’s dive in.

1.) Via Champlain – Some Hollow
2.) High Flying Bird – Anders Parker
3.) Dance Of The World – Satori Bob
4.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara

Great classic from Hana who enraptures crowds with that song. That’s a brand new song from Satori. Their singer, John Baumann used to play around Burlington all the time so many years ago. Great new song from Anders. Hollow just put out the Green EP and it’s really good. OK, here is the next song from Lights Camera Action.

5.) Sometime Next Week – 1881
6.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
7.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
8.) Great Escape – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter

Jeremy just played a cool show at Light Club Lamp Shop from 7:15-8. It’s such a pleasure to hear him. Great songs from Madaila and Whisper. 1881 are so much fun. OK, let’s get a bit moody and spacey.

9.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged
10.) Jungle Rot – The Edd
11.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
12.) Survey Says – Senders

Senders are so much fun. You should be their friend if you are not already. Ruckzuck will play some psychedelic rock on Monday at Nectar’s and Radio Bean so that should be fun. That’s a new song from The Edd. Submerged are playing acoustic on Saturday at Farnham Ale & Lager VT starting around 6. This next band just put out the What?!?!? album.

13.) Sin Is Funner – Swillbillie
14.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
15.) Wing To Me – Alice Austin
16.) Say It – Anachronist

Great songs from Anachronist and the legendary Alice Austin. The Clever song was recorded live at Robot Dog Studio. Great fun song from Billie. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday.

17.) Paint With The Sun – Arc Iris
18.) The Feeling Is Strange Binger
19.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
20.) 2,000 – The Pants

That was a classic from Burlington’s ’90’s. Nice song about VT from Portrait. Binger are so wonderful, even if Facebook will not let me tag them. Great song from Arc though they will be playing Joni Mitchell’s Blue album so who knows if they will play any of their own songs. This next band play next Wednesday at The Monkey House.

21.) Bridge To Panda Chaos – Zeus Springsteen
22.) Sky – The Nancy Druids
23.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
24.) Highway Brain – The Cush

They played a great version of that one at Waking Windows. Great song from the Siberians. The Druids song was recorded at Robot Dog by Ryan Cohen. Zeus should have a lot of music coming soon. It’s been warm and hot and I’ve been driving with the windows down.

25.) Windows Down – Lendway
26.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE
27.) ETI – The Contrarian

Great cover of the BOC song by Casey Merlin Rae. Swale are so amazing. 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:

Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors (live) – Fish
Lost In America – Alice Cooper
Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
Ninjas Vs Zombies – Phil Yates
Tonite It Shows – Mercury Rev
All In My Mind – Love And Rockets
Carbon – Tori Amos
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip
Grind – The Church Band
Dying Stars – Slingshot Dakota
It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

 

 

Radio Show 166 Thursday July 7, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM window by Tim Lewis

 

I just got back from my first live local music radio show since WBKM started transmitting on the web and 107.1FM. In the first break I remembered why I always did a break before the show started.

Songs lined up before the show:
Flypaper – Persian Claws
Looking For A Place To Happen – The Tragically Hip
It’s All Too Much – The Church Band
Pool Song – Longwave
New Americana – Halsey

recording starts
Song before: Comin Atcha Live – Tesla

promo
intro

From our – hey why are the meters not showing anything. Aargh

1.) Beach Song – Mr. Ray Fork

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Sorry for the mic not working at the beginning. I guess you really know that I’m live. It’s beautiful in Vermont right now but it’s really hot and time to head to the beach.

2.) I Wanna Be A Lifeguard – Blotto
3.) The Storm Has Been Weathered – 1881
4.) Say It – Anachronist

I just love that song from the central Vermont band. I chatted with Winfield Holt from 1881 in the window of the show at Nectar’s last night and really want to catch his band soon. I remember seeing Blotto at Hunt’s a couple of times a long time ago. OK, here is the next song on Giant Places, the album I am playing through song by song, week after week, until the album is done.

5.) Summer Falls – Lendway
6.) Gray Goo – Villanelles
7.) Sunshine – Apartment 3
8.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids

Kids played a great show at ArtsRiot last Saturday. Apartment 3 played the show and they were pretty awesome too. Villanelles are playing every Wednesday in July at Nectar’s. They played a great show last night with Invisible Homes. Next week Swale share the bill, so that will be great too. On July 28th the legendary Envy will reunite for a show at The Monkey House. It’s time to start getting excited.

9.) Falling In And Out Of Sleep – Envy
10.) Summer Song – Wide Wail
11.) Grounded – Invisible Jet
12.) Another Life Ago – The Cush

I still remember the first night I saw the Cush at Club Metronome several years ago. Jet played some great shows in the ’90’s and it was great to hear music diversify in so many ways. Now, you can hear almost any kind of music in Burlington. That was a nice mellow song from WW, another classic ’90’s band. OK, let’s keep rocking. This next band play tomorrow night at Manhattan Pizza and Pub.

13.) Restaurant – The Mountain Says No
14.) Politicians In My Eyes – Death World Wide
15.) It’s Real Again – Zola Turn
16.) Dead Summer – Thompson Gunner

There’s always something on the radio when you listen to WBKM. You can hear great songs like Dead Summer. Real is another classic from the ’90’s when Zola played a ton of great shows. Death began in Detroit, then they moved to VT and became Lambsbread and now they are rocking as Death again. I loved the show they played at Flynn Center for the Performing Arts last year. Hmmm, Mountain. This next band played a great show last night at Nectar’s and this is one of my favorite songs.

17.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
18.) Sun Dipped Orphans and the Wizard’s Tea Pot – Elephants of Scotland
19.) The Summer Of Andy – Cancer Conspiracy

CC were another great band from the ’90’s. That’s a new song from Elephants who are putting out some tremendous music. Homes did a great version of Frequency last night. OK, let’s change things up a little bit.

20.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
21.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger
22.) Cascade – Andriana Chobot
23.) Trouble Come No More – Cricket Blue

Cricket are playing at Main St Landing tomorrow and Radio Bean next Tuesday. Both Andriana and Binger played great sets at the Eat More Kale Festival a couple of weeks ago. Nice descriptions of VT by Portrait. This next singer is touring out west soon.

24.) Save A Different Way – Francesca Blanchard
25.) Beats Me – Satori Bob
26.) Glover Tonight – Chin Ho

Such a VT classic from Chin Ho. John Baumann used to play around as Satori but is now hanging out making music in OR. Great song from Francesca. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro
promo

Song after: Scattering Crows – Fish
recording ends

Strontium Burning – TILT
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Child In Time – Deep Purple
Stargazer – Rainbow
Barbie’s Plastic Army – REDadmiral
The Funny Bird – Mercury Rev
On And On – Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Parisian Walkways – Greg Lake and Gary Moore
The Next Instead – SWALE
Break – Slingshot Dakota
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
All About You – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music

regular programming

 

 

 

Radio Show 164 Thursday June 23, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis

 

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Last night’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM went as follows:

Song before: Train In Vain – The Clash

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and have seen a ton of great music, and will likely see a ton more before it’s over. Let’s begin tonight with a band I’ve been meaning to catch up with for a while now. I finally saw them last Saturday at Red Square and really enjoyed their show.

1.) Piano In Every Room – gneiss
2.) All Too Human – Close Encounters
3.) Resurrection in Sanskrit 1 – Binger
4.) Resurrection in Sanskrit 2 – Binger

After catching the first set from Gneiss I went down to The Skinny Pancake and caught sets by Close and Binger. I really enjoyed both bands. OK, let’s play the next song on Giant Places.

5.) We should Go Tonight – Lendway
6.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
7.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
8.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket are playing at noon in City Hall Park and I may have to go see them. Jeremy has been writing new songs so hopefully we will have a new album from him in the near future. I saw Joe play with The Wee Folkestra last Friday and they are playing at Nectar’s tomorrow. Hmmm, Lendway. On Saturday Tony Gallucci and I will represent WBKM at the Eat More Kale Festival and here is a tiny sampling of the music that will happen that day.

9.) Scattered Birds – Aaron Flinn
10.) If I Knew – Binger
11.) Smile – Dwight & Nicole
12.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

I’m very psyched for Saturday. Last Monday I went to Nectar’s and caught these three bands.

13.) The Hots – Near North
14.) Drunk On Wall Street – Meadowhawks
15.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates

All three bands were great on Monday. This next band release their new album at Nectar’s on Tuesday.

16.) What If… – REDadmiral
17.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
18.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
19.) Gas and Oil – Gas and Oil

What a classic Burlington rocker. BB are playing at The Monkey House on Friday. Dino are at the Monkey on Monday to help raise money for their friend Jay McDonald. I’m sending this next song out to anyone who’s had a tough time lately.

20.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
21.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
22.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
23.) Complex Vermont – Self Portrait
24.) Your Eyes – Forest Gray

Last Friday I went to a bar called Foundation and saw a great set by Forest, Portrait and Doom. Andrew Stearns was there too but I slacked and did not track down any of his music. If you need to rock out Doll Fight can always help. I miss this next artist.

25.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara
26.) The Feeling Is Strange – Binger.

Binger also played Thursday night so since they have played a show in town three times in one week, I had to play them three times. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

27.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after: Margaret – Marillion with Fish
Hinterland – TILT
Sealine – The Church Band

 

Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm, DJ Kanganade, Andrew Stearns, Forest Gray, Self Portrait, and Doom Service at Foundation June 17, 2016   Leave a comment

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing lots of music yesterday despite an emotionally rocky beginning. Father’s Day is coming up soon and this will be the first one since my dad passed away, and it was a couple of weeks after the anniversary of the death of my uncle. On Thursday I realized I had not spoken with mom for a week or so. I called but missed her. I called again Friday and we spoke for a while. She told me about all the kitchen renovations that happened this week and said I had to see them. I said I was thinking of going to a show in Shelburne, where I grew up and she still lives, that night, and it turns out she had heard of Burger Night and had wanted to check it out. Since the band I wanted to see were not too intense, we set a plan.

We met at the house around 4 and I got to see the garden and the new raised beds and the kitchen. We headed over to Bread & Butter Farm on Barstow road, found the parking area and headed in. Since it was so last minute she didn’t have any cash, so I got to treat her to a burger and a couple of salads and a raspberry lemonade. The food was fantastic and filled with delightful and strong flavors. It really is worth going just for the food.

Of course, I did not go just because of the food, but made sure I was hungry when I arrived. I really went to see The Wee Folkestra. The farm has a small sheltered seating area with a large lawn and a small stage. The band shoehorned themselves into place and began with the instantly recognizable I’ll Fly Away. They followed with Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay and that set the tone for a lovely afternoon. As is often the case, the audience was set up in a semi-circle a ways back from the stage. I broke through and found a place to sit reasonably close to the stage. I though mom might just hang out in the back but she came up close for the show. Soon, a few of the many kids started walking and running and spinning and twirling around and everyone was having fun. The eight-piece band has a folk sound but with three guitars, a saw, a bass, and drums and two more singers the music has a full, almost orchestrated feel. Their name describes them quite well. Set one featured songs like I’m So Sick Of That Same Old Love, Atlantic City, and the Tom Waits classic A Good Man is Hard To Find. Jackie Buttolph mostly sang harmonies but nicely took the lead now and then. Aya Inoue and Samara Lark Brown each got plenty of lead vocals and sounded great in harmony. Aya Inoue played a strong acoustic guitar for most of the songs. Joe Adler‘s deep voice added an extra dimension to the music and his card deck guitar playing rocked. Eric Segalstad’s electric guitar playing added a nice edge, with some sweet solos, and his (Lesser Paul) mandolin playing further enhanced the whole sound. Eric Daniels bass kept the rhythm together while Houston Illo’s drumming was steady and true. Johnnie Day Durand‘s musical saw found and bent some of the most beautiful notes and gave an ethereal sound to the music. They sounded great and played a beautiful 10 song set.

During the set break Mr Chris entertained the kids with Puff The Magic Dragon, a song about jumping, and a few others. It made me think this would be a great gig for Linda Bassick. Mr Chris organized the kids, and some parents, into line and they paraded around the picnic area. It was nice to see so many people having such a good time.

After the parade we returned to the stage as the Folkestra began set two. Folky versions of Billie Jean and The Way You Make Me feel began the more rocking of the sets. It was great to sit back in the sunshine with a ton of kids running everywhere. The second set was 10 songs also and featured One More Cup Of Coffee For The Road and the classic Old Mary. They wrapped the set with Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This). It was a great time and we even got to watch the farmers create hay rolls on the walk back to the car.

We went back to mom’s house in Shelbune and I grabbed the car and headed back to Burlington. I made a brief stop at home and headed downtown. I had just crossed North st. When I heard a shout from the car that was stopped at the intersection. It was Samara Lark Brown with Jackie and Eric D. What timing.

 

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 2

The Wee Folkestra at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne VT June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis 2

 

I had originally though of heading to 242 Main for the punk show, but it started at 7 and the other show that caught my eye was at 8:30 and it was 8:40 when I arrived downtown. I headed over to Drink and found the door that leads down to Foundation, the club below. Hint, it’s the Exit door in back.

Foundation is a long skinny club with seats lining the walls, a cut out area where the bands play and a small bar in the back. It tuned out that I was quite early and likely should have swung by 242. Oh well,

I hung out for a bit then DJ Kanganade got up for a set. He did some serious scratching and song altering and it was pretty fun. What he did with Arthur Brown’s Fire had to be heard to be believed.

 

DJ Kanganade at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

DJ Kanganade at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

First up was Andrew Stearns. It was just him playing banjo, and occasionally acoustic guitar, and singing with a pure strong voice that just filled the room. Several of the songs were his and several were traditional songs from early America. He played songs like June Apple and Let Me Feel. He referred to Greasy Coat as possibly the first straight edge song. Closer Than My Troubles was a cool original as was the instrumental Dog And Ball. Mole In The Ground was fun with him choosing which of the many verses he wanted to sing, since so many have been created over the years. A three song banjo medley followed and his picking was perfect. Red Leaves Snowy Peaks was an ideal Vermont song and Honey In My Coffee was just nice. He closed the night with a guitar song dedicated to all of those who had passed, and he brought out the lovely idea of being able to sing with deceased loved ones in an Angel Band. I really enjoyed his whole set.

 

Andrew Stearns at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Andrew Stearns at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

Forest Gray quickly followed by playing a few keyboard riffs and looping them and singing over them. He had a very indie feel to his songs and playing and expressed a quirkiness that made for a very enjoyable show. He alternated the keyboard songs with acoustic guitar songs and the one about the aliens and the closing song about the selfie that saved the world were great. I bought his disc after the show and he kindly gave me a second newer one. Yea, more music for my local music radio show on WBKM.

 

Forest Gray at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Forest Gray at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

DJ Kanganade followed with a set then was joined by the two rappers known as Self Portrait. Their set was very intense and their voices sounded nice on their own and wonderful together. At one point James Lockridge wandered in, went to the bar came back and kindly handed me a Heady Topper. I was a bit blown away and we just sat and listed to songs like Nasty and a cool one about living in Vermont. I’m not a huge hip hop or rap fan but those guys were really good and I’m happy I got to experience their furor.

 

Self Portrait at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Self Portrait at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

I chatted with Jim a little bit during the set break but it was not long until Doom Service hit the stage and rocked hard. Jeff Foran sang and played electric, Ben was a monster on the drums, Matt played guitar and sang backing vocals and Tyler Daniel Bean played bass. That was especially cool since I’ve seen him play drums and guitar at other shows. It’s great to see his versatility. They played a blisteringly loud 10 song set featuring covers like Black Hole In My Head and originals like 1.21 Gigawatts/Great Scott, Black Oil and Monsters Are Due. I had waited all day to rock this hard and was deliriously delighted for the full set.

 

Doom Service at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Doom Service at Foundation June 17, 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

When they wrapped up I chatted a bit more with Jim and said some goodbyes. I bought a T-Shirt on the way out, because you have got to support your local musicians, and it’s a pretty cool shirt.

The walk home was lovely and it was nice to spend some time thinking about how strong and diverse our local music scene is. I’m so lucky to live in this town.