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Radio Show 280 Thursday November 1, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG

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Seth Yacovone Band pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Thursday November 1st. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before: We Are The Champions – Queen

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I got to see a ton of great music in town last week and there is a lot coming up this week. I want to begin by mentioning that Saturday is the Radio Bean birthday party, so they will have about 100 bands play throughout the day. I recommend stopping in. OK, let’s begin with an artist who played there last week.

1.) Waiting For You – Rob Voland
2.) The Basement Song – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
3.) Lifetime – Radio Underground
4.) Honest Will – The Parts

Danny LeFrancois and the band have been playing around a lot lately. Great stuff. Another cool new song from the Dark And Getting Darker album. Great song from Milton’s upcoming album and a cool song from Rob. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) The Weary Oar – Seth Yacovone Band
6.) Can The Call Go Through? – Seth Yacovone Band
7.) Welcome – Seth Yacovone Band
8.) Sleaze – Seth Yacovone Band

Thanks to the band for rocking so hard. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Thanks to Sam Mark for helping out and to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the video work. OK, let’s keep rocking.9.) Earthquake – ROUGH FRANCIS
10.) World Without You – Sink or Swim
11.) Birthday – Suburban Samurai
12.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

I love that song. Cool rockers from Sink and Suburban. They will be playing Tuesday at The Monkey House. Great song from the MSP3 Counterattack album that I’m playing all the way through. This next band will be at the Monkey House on Wednesday.

13.) The Other Iron Sheik – Doom Service
14.) Rock And Roll Is My Weapon – Ninja Custodian
15.) Arrivals – Real Talk
16.) Bad Choices Make Good Stories – Preece

Preece will be at the Monkey with Doom on Wednesday. Cool new song from Talk. Cool classic from Ninja. This next artist has been playing some cool shows around town.

17.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
18.) Sink Or Swim – The High Breaks
19.) Cats For Cats – The Smittens
20.) Miss Candy – Ruckzuck

I thought that would be a fun post Halloween song. Smittens will be at Radio Bean Friday night and I’m very excited. The Breaks are at the Monkey House tonight and played a cool show last night at Foam Brewers as Surf Sabbath. Love Miku. OK, let’s get a little freaky.

21.) Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
22.) Sea Of Awakening – Revibe
23.) See Me On My Way – Superhuman Happiness

What a great name for a band. They played last night at Nectar’s. Revibe just released a cool album called I Am The Sea & You Are The Sky. If you like that song, definitely check out the album. Great song from Rue. Just for the record, I put that song in the mix before receiving today’s mail. OK this artist just played the Bean last week.

24.) Forgot It When I Said It – Wren Kitz
25.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
26.) Doors – Julia Mark
27.) Can You Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music

I saw Julia and Bethany at the Bean last week and both were great. Cool songs from Jeremy and Wren. 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
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Little Fires – Hana Zara
Elanor – Cricket Blue
Falter – Julia Caesar
The Inevitability Of Death – The Tragically Hip
Souvenir – The Depth and the Whisper
Chamber Of Hellos – Wire Train
Sonic Boomerang – Bee Bee Sea
Brighton Rock – Queen
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Without You I’m Nothing – Ace Frehley
YYZ – Rush
Crime Of The Century – Supertramp
Mission To Mars – Ace Frehley
We Will Rock You (live) – Queen
Heavy – Clever Girls
Time To Get Out – Deep Purple
regular awesome programming

 

 

 

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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….

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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.

 

Kitten Of The Sea, Sink Or Swim, and Doom Service at The Monkey House April 7, 2018   Leave a comment

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Kitten Of The Sea

 

I had a great time seeing music a few Saturdays ago at The Monkey House. I’ve been a fan of Doom Service for a while and was excited to see them and buy their brand new album.

It was a long work day, but I made it through and got home and ate dinner. I took the lovely long walk to Winooski and got in and settled. Kitten of the Sea took the stage and started to rock. The had an epic opening sound that fell into a solid rock song. The music had a nice indie bounce to it and the lyrics were about how I promise you things will be better next time. The second song rocked nicely too and Meghan’s vocals were strong and clear. I think it was about bleeding. At that point they had set a nice tone. They mixed that up on the third song when bassist Avogadro Jones began to sing. His voice was cool and the music took a dark heavy punk turn that went through many changes. It was a prog punk song and was just great. I think it was about alienation. Megan returned to the vocals as the band rocked out songs about wishing I had never met you and my heart. Jones sang another that was heavy, though not quite as proggy. It was about something in my dreams. They sang a fun short punk song then sang one about codependency, enabling and about Joey dying. They closed their debut set with a song about how just because it’s normal it doesn’t mean it’s not wrong. I loved their show and would see them again in a heartbeat.

Up next, Sink or Swim hit us hard with their classic old school punk sound. They rocked a couple of songs that included one about my beautiful world without you. A short classic hardcore song was fun and the whole set was fast loud and glorious. They played so hard they blew one of the guitar amps but rocked the show to a close anyway. They were great.

 

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Sink Or Swim

Doom Service hit the stage and unleashed their full new album on us. All of the songs on The Uncanny Doom Service are fun and they sounded great in the full room. Jurrassic Bark was especially cool as was the song about The X-Files called Nothing Important. All of the songs have nice meoldies and rock really hard. They wrapped up the album with Coast To Ghost then took a short break. They came back for a cover of Hey Jealousy then welcomed us to the Hellmouth. They rocked out a couple more then called it a night. I was elated.

At some point my friend Nathan Curtis stopped in so we bought the album and some merch and I caught a ride home. What a great night

 

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Doom Service

 

Radio Show 225 Thursday September 14, 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 September 14. It can be streamed from the WBKM Facebook page and will go as follows.

Song before: Fireworks – The Tragically Hip

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. My heart goes out to the people of Florida. Please help out if you can. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring the show. They will bring the giant GPN festival to the waterfront this weekend. Let’s begin tonight with a couple of bands who played at The Monkey House last night.

1.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
2.) Echoes On – Cones
3.) Unveiled – Pours
4.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle

Turtle play cool instrumentals with Seinfeld references and are always fun. It was cool to see Chris Shar of Pours at the Landlady show last week but was even cooler to hear him play drums with the Shakers. Cones are from Los Angeles and we are so lucky to live in a town where they can just come and play on a Wednesday night. The Shakers haven’t recorded their full psychedelic sound yet but Child hints at it. More about that in a couple of weeks. OK, it’s time to play the last song on Loose Tooth and I will have to pick a new album to play all the way through, song after song, week after week.

5.) We Tried – Clever Girls
6.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
7.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
8.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara

Hana just successfully funded her new album with a Kickstarter campaign and I can’t wait to hear it. It was cool to see Abbie Gail from Hammydown play with Caroline Rose at the Madaila on Main show recently. I got to go to Ottawa and see the mosaiculture and to go to Montreal to see the botanical gardens this week so the Peg song jumped to mind. Great song and EP from Clever Girls. I”m sure they will have something new soon since they have lots of songs in their set that are not recorded yet. Last Saturday I saw a few classic bands at Higher Ground and one who have been playing around but I had just not seen. Here is one of their songs.

9.) Co2U Later – The Tsunamibots
10.) Projector – Vetica
11.) Despite The Rain – Starlight Conspiracy
12.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Cannons played in the early 00’s and rocked us hard. Starlight were a cool ’90’s band. Vetica played some great shows in the 10’s and the Tsunamibots are putting on fantastic shows now. OK, let’s reach even further back into Burlington’s past.

13.) Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) – The N-Zones
14.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
15.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
16.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old and Insane Donkey

That was a band that Seth Yacovone put together to play some Neil Young songs. Ninja used to play cool covers back in the late ’80’s at Nectar’s and other places. Bridget played last Saturday and are playing the next couple of Saturday’s at Nectar’s. N-Zones played back in the early ’80’s or late ’70’s. Burlington has a lot of great original music but we do like covers too. OK, this next band will make a rare appearance in town at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow at 7:30.

17.) Northern Skies – The Lindbergh Baby
18.) Say It – Anachronist
19.) A Company Man – Carraway
20.) Drug Laws – SWALE

I love the way that song continuously rocks. Such a fun song from Carraway. Great songs form Anachronist and Lindbergh. So, last Friday there were a bunch of cool bands who played at the Art Hop but heavy rain wiped out most of the outside shows. This band saw a break in the weather, got set up and began to play as the rain came back. This was the only song of their set and they are such troopers for even playing that one.

21.) The Original Original – Black Rabbit
22.) Good Times – Grand
23.) Shark – Greaseface
24.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
25.) Blue Lights – Sink or Swim

Sink will play a show this Saturday. Ask them for the detains since it’s an underground show. Doubtfire and Grand played a great show at Radio Bean Monday night. Grease are playing at the Monkey House on Saturday. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
27.) The Great Forgetter – The New Siberians
28.) Small Town Movie – The Cush
29.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT

Those are four of many the great songs to come out of the Burlington scene. 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
Five Years – Fish
Strangers When We Meet – David Bowie
And You And I – Anderson Wakeman
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
From Now On – Supertramp
La Villa Strangiato – Rush
Story In Your Eyes – Moody Blues
Now I’m Here – Queen
The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range – Roger Waters
The Porpoise Song – The Church Band
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 220 Thursday August 10, 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 can be streamed from our website or this WBKM Facebook link. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time on Thursday August 10th and will go as follows:

Song before: The Sound Of A – Alice Cooper

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin with a local classic.

1.) North Hyde Park – Hover
2.) Crazy – Clever Girls
3.) What’s To Become Of The Meaning Of Love – Daniel Romano
4.) Beach Day – Looms
5.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown

Last Saturday I got to see Clever Girls play at The Monkey House with Looms and Hammydown and last night I saw Clever Girls with Daniel Romano at ArtsRiot. Tomorrow Clever Girls are playing at the Tarrant Art Gallery as part of Exhibitionists: Clever Girls at 5pm. OK, let’s play the last song on the Action EP.

6.) Everyday Weekend – 1881
7.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
8.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
9.) Epic – Laureate

Laurieate will come visit us on Sunday for a show at the Monkey House. I haven’t seen Grand for a while and hope to catch up with them soon. They are such a fun band. The Kids are at Higher Ground tonight and always put on a great show. Great song from 1881. I hope you enjoyed listening to all of the songs on their Light’s, Camera, and Action EP’s. I’ll start a new album to play song after song week after week, nest week. These next two bands will be at the Monkey House on Sunday too.

10.) From Here – The Red Summer Sun
11.) Ex-Files – Better Things
12.) Surf Showdown – The High Breaks
13.) The Territory – Hana Zara

Hana has a new album together called Where Amanda Is King. She just launched a Kickstarter to raise money to get it mastered and printed. She writes such great songs and I’m sure the new album will be terrific. The Breaks played at the Summervale festival in the Intervale earlier today. Great songs from Better and Summer. Here is a cool song that I have not heard in a while.

14.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
15.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
16.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone
17.) The Drone – The Cush

The Cush have played many stunning versions of that song in our town over several years. Great song from Telephone who evolved out of Envy. Hero appeared for a year or so and went away but left us with some great music. I have not seen Western in ages but they put on some great shows in the 2010’s. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
19.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
20.) Alcohol Injection – Lord Silky
21.) The Path – Savage Hen

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Hen. I may have to go check them out in a couple of weeks. Silky just put out a new album and play stunning rock shows. Gas was Beano Parker’s side project and the Wards were his main band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
23.) The Wolves Are Coming – Suburban Samurai
24.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
25.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service

Doom have been playing some shows but I have not caught up with them in a while. I’ll have to change that sometime. As used to play some great punk for us but I have not seen them around lately. Samurai were in town a couple of weeks ago. Swim just played out west. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
27.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
28.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great song form David and the band who are playing all over Vermont right now, and are recording a new album. Great new classic from Dino. Anders will be in Montpelier on Friday and at ArtsRiot on Saturday. Rabbit always rock. Oh, and I had to play Freeway to set up the next two songs. 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
Whiplash – Fish
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Ronnie James Dio Medley – Metallica
Fireball – Alice Cooper
Delirious – The Church Band
Paranormal – Alice Cooper
Make It Work – The New Siberians
Rats – Alice Cooper
I Know Right – The Mountain Says No
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
Elevator – SWALE
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 203 Thursday April 13, 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 run from 9-11pm US Eastern time April 13, 2017 over the air at 107.1FM and can be streamed at the Facebook page link for WBKM and will go as follows:

Song before It Can Happen – Yes

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Next Wednesday at The Monkey House there will be another Show Up Show to raise money for a good cause. This band will be one of the ones who play.

1.) Wooden Heart – SWALE
2.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow
3.) Crown Jewell – Wren Kitz
4.) Ghost – Kelly Ravin

Kelly and Lowell Thompson will play the show up show with their band the Welterweights. This show will benefit Black Lives Matter. Wren will also play a set, and so will Swale. I tossed in the Crow song since it’s so beautiful. OK, here is the next song on By My Side.

5.) Who’s Your Fool? – Kat Wright
6.) Realization – Madaila
7.) Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
8.) Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians

What a great song from the Siberians. Depth are from NYC and will stop by Radio Bean on Sunday. Have you seen the video for Realization? It’s really fun. Great song from Kat and the band. This next singer is from MA but plays all around New England and visits us in VT on a regular basis.

9.) Blood From Your Gun – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
10.) Anytime (R & B) – jane siberry
11.) In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
12.) Break – Slingshot Dakota

Slingshot are from PA but stop by and play on a regular basis. Francis is from Scotland but lived in VT for a while and played a series of great shows at Club Metronome around the time he released the Man album. I saw Jane at Hunt’s twice many years ago, at Memorial once with the Indigo Girls, and once at Higher Ground several years ago. Thanks for sponsoring our station HG! Someone should bring Jane back, she is so much fun live. Hmmmm, Sarah. OK, this next band just released an EP called Drive By Fruiting.

13.) Once More, With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
14.) Harder – apb
15.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
16.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr Doubtfire.

I had fun seeing those three bands at Jim’s basement last Saturday. Another band called Ransom Smith played also, but I could not find any of their music, so I had to play a second Doubtfire song. It’s new too. There is a long history of punk rock in Burlington and it’s nice to know it’s still happening. For the next song, let’s go back to the beginning.

17.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
18.) No More Sex – Pinhead
19.) Oklahoma Road Rage – Crazyhearse
20.) Mark My Words – Black Rabbit

Rabbit and Crazyhearse could come out and play those songs at any time. Wards and Pinhead rocked us ’80’s style. Speaking of the ’80’s, I’d like to welcome Annmarie back to the WBKM airwaves for a show of ’80’s music that runs from 8-9 on Thursdays before my show. OK, this next band will rock Foam Brewers on Friday.

21.) Sea Chopper – The High Breaks
22.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian
23.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
24.) Dogs At The Door – Milton Busker

I love it when Milton plays that song. Wail rocked us in the ’90’s and Ninja were great back in the late ’80’s. Breaks always put on a fun show. This next band are playing tonight at SideBar.

25.) Could You Be The One? – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
26.) Tell Me No – Clever Girls
27.) 25 Mile Per Hour Blues – Better Things
28.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
29.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Great rockers from Seth and Anders. It was nice chatting with Brian LaClair of Better Things on Saturday. He’s helping to bring lots of music to the basement this year. It’s always fun to play Clever’s music. I’ll likely play some next week too. Phil and the band are always fun. 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:
The Field – Fish
Cinema – Yes
Who Are These Gods? – Dam Kat
Turn Of The Century – Yes
Cascade – Andriana Chobot
Hearts – Jon Anderson
Glow Worm – The Church Band
Every Little Thing – YES (official)
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
Heavy Psych – The Cush
Soon – Yes
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

apb, Sink Or Swim, Mr Doubtfire and Ransom Smith at Jim’s Basement April 8, 2017   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music last night at Jim’s Basement. I got out at 5 after a reasonable day at work, though I didn’t land the day where I hoped so today will be an extra challenge. I had enough time to hang out and eat some food, then took the long walk down to King st.

I was running a little late and apb was already on stage. It was just him and a fuzzed out overdriven guitar and he sounded great. I only caught a few songs but his questioning of what it must feel like to be middle aged and began to wonder if you are gay and his assertion that everyone should get at least a little bit involved in local politics spoke volumes. I really liked the few songs that I caught. I hope I did not miss much.

 

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Up next Sink or Swim hit the stage hard and fast. They have a classic ’70’s punk sound and were tons of fun. With tight melodies and a rocking energy the guitar bass drums trio powered through a great set. The only song title I remember was An Obscene Amount of Debt, but all the songs were brilliant and I enjoyed every moment.

 

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Mr. Doubtfire followed and sounded slick in comparison, but still had tons of furious rock energy. I had just gotten, but had not listened to, their new EP Drive By Fruiting, but I’m sure they played some, if not all of it. Their regular drummer couldn’t make it so Swim’s drummer, Ruston Fettig, sat in and glued the set together. The only song I remember was Blank Daze, which has the line about the marionette, and it was pretty wonderful. The rest of the set was blissfully rocking and I was in a great place.

 

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The night was capped by guitar, bass drums trio Ransom Smith. I think they said they have another guitar player who was not there that night. They had a low-fi indie punk sound and rocked hard. As they settled into the set they got tighter and tighter and the amazing drummer drove the show over the top. The songs began to have more of an indie feel with some catchy melodies, but always rocked hard. Their set was short and sweet and just great.

After they finished up I hung out a bit in the back yard with James Lockridge and Brian LaClair and several other cool people for a while, then took the chilly walk home. What a great night.

 

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