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Radio Show 253 Thursday April 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 April 12th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lawyers, Guns and Money – Warren Zevon

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. The crocuses are out and I saw a daffodil yesterday Beansie’s Bus is open so Spring is in the air. Let’s begin with an artist who will release a new EP soon.

1.) Leonard – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
2.) Pope Francis – Bison
3.) Try And Try And Try – The Snaz
4.) Little Girl – Kelly Ravin Music

Kelly recently put out an album called Engine that is so good I will have to play it all the way through, song after song, week after week. That’s the first song and I hope you enjoyed it. I miss the Snaz. Thanks for sending me your new EP Bison! Great song from Jeremy about Mr Cohen. OK, let’s head on over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) The Other Iron Sheik – Doom Service
6.) Miner Forty-Niner – Doom Service
7.) Monsters Are Due On Maple Street – Doom Service
8.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

I want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and Doom Service for rocking so hard. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
10.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
11.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
12.) Projector – Vetica

I miss Vetica. Particles could be anywhere in the country, even Vermont. Zeus will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Great song from the Druids. So, Luke Adam from Vetica, has a new band. Let’s check them out.

13.) Partial Recall – Secret Family
14.) The Next Day – Chazy Lake
15.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
16.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

That’s such a great song from Binger. Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall Percussion started Smell after a Rock Lotto performance a few years ago. Girls Rock Vermont is sponsoring another one on Saturday with the bands who get created in the morning and perform later in the night at Light Club Lamp Shop. A couple of friends recommended Chazy and I like what I hear. Great stuff from Luke’s new band. OK, let’s trip out for a while with a band who are at SideBar tonight.

17.) Four Song Jam – The Dead Shakers

That was so much fun. Thanks everyone! OK, Let’s keep rocking.

18.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
19.) Junior – Clever Girls
20.) Before The Evenings Thru – THE VACANT LOTS
21.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner

That was recorded at Nectar’s a few years back. I’m still reeling from that Lots show a couple of weeks ago. Great new song from Clever and great classic from Zola. 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
Where In The World – Fish
The Luxury – The Tragically Hip
The Envoy – Warren Zevon
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
ETI – The Contrarian
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Carnage – Black Rabbit
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
Safe To Say – SWALE
It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
Once In My Life – The Decemberists
Faded Hollow – The Cush
I Believe – Dam Kat
Cortez The Killer – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Love Is A Stream, or Part One – Ouzkxqlzn
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Radio Show 102 Thursday March 12, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I played a couple of songs to celebrate my father’s 85th birthday today, and played some fun quirky songs.

The ’80’s Ladies each picked a full album to play, to get ready for St Patrick’s Day, from 7-9, so the station played U2’s The Joshua Tree in it’s entirety followed by The Cure’s Disintegration.

Song before: The Cure – Thompson Gunner

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight, I’m going to cheat a little and begin with a non-local song. Today is my dad’s 85th birthday, so I want to start with something he will appreciate. He’s always been a great father and spent much of his life volunteering in our community. Happy Birthday Dad!

1.) What’s The Buzz-Strange Thing Mystifying – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
2.) Addison County Clay – Dirtminers
3.) Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
4.) Shadow And Act – Invisible Homes
5.) Sparks – The Color Exchange

Exchange are from North Carolina, but stopped by Nectar’s on Tuesday, and played a fantastic show. I was tired, but their energy was so high that I loved every note. Homes and Phil played killer sets that night too! I know my dad has spent some time struggling with Addison county clay in his lifetime, and hope he appreciated the lyrics. I’m bummed I did not make it to Radio Bean last Saturday to see these next two bands.

6.) See You At Eight – Villanelles
7.) Into The Light – Great Western
8.) Dancing In Dreamtime – Jerichovox

I just got that album yesterday and really like Dreamtime. I will have to check farther into it soon. Great songs from two great bands. There’s a Villanelles related movie happening at Arts Riot Saturday, and Maryse Smith and others are playing live. OK, last week I finished playing Many Things & Many Scenes, the excellent album from Joe Adler. Tonight, let’s start a new album to play song by song, week after week, until we’ve heard it all. Let’s jump into the first song from Swale’s The Next Instead.

9.) Everyone Likes To – Swale
10.) She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
11.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse
12.) Tibbar Tibbar – Black Rabbit

Rabbit are making some killer new music, but I still love that older song. Great rocker from the Crazy band who are playing all over Vermont, it seems. I loved the Sistas show with Death World Wide and ROUGH FRANCIS, and just had to play that song again. Hmmm, Swale. Here’s a fun song from an album that will be released soon.

13..) Co-Pilot – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) Always Monica – Chin Ho
15.) New Age Woman – Pinhead
16.) Highway Girl – The Skamaphrodites

I hadn’t played ska in a while so I had to break that one out. Classics from Pinhead and Chin Ho. This next song is just one of those songs I’ve loved for years. Thanks Caroline Marie for such a great song!

17.) Once Upon – Vedora
18.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
19.) Chop Wood-Carry Water – Zola Turn

Those were just three classic Burlington songs, though RT were in Boston when they wrote that song about Medford. OK, let’s play some songs to highlight Burlington’s quirky side.

20.) Hedgehogs – The Toes
21.) Mixtape – Shark Victim
22.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
23.) Cassette – Slingshot Dakota

Toes and Shark have some delightfully quirky music. Remember when you would use a cassette to make a mixtape for the girl you liked, to find a way to connect? I’m not sure how it works in the digital age, but it’s a powerful enough memory that SV and HP have released their newest albums on cassette. OK, at this point I’m long on songs and short on time, so let’s run to the end.

24.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
25.) TFAY (live) – Elephants of Scotland
26.) Don’t Cough Me Out – Slowdim
27.) Despite The Rain – Starlight Conspiracy
28.) In The Rain – Plan B

It’s that time of year when temperatures are rising and precipitation will now come as rain. 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
Superstar->The Crucifixion->John Nineteen Forty-One – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack

 

Radio Show 99 Thursday February 19, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my 99th local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. I got to play some cool new songs.

Song before: On The Air – Peter Gabriel

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a cold and snowy night in Burlington and really fine flakes of snow are being blown around like crazy. Sometimes I think about the air that is all around us but is invisible. We can’t see it or feel it, unless it’s really warm or cold, but it’s the fuel that we burn to live. Thinking of air reminds me of the spiritual nature we have between our selves and our bodies. Sometimes we can see air when water solidifies in it and forms clouds. This is Clouds by Anachronist on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Clouds – Anachronist
2.) Windigo – Crazyhearse
3.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
4.) Knocked The Winds – Sarah Blacker

Air is such a vital component to our lives, when we get a setback we can describe it as having the air taken out of us. Nice cover of the Pink Floyd song by Ninja. Air can be gentle or can be violent like the end of the Anachronist song and the Crazyhears song. Crazy are playing The Monkey House tomorrow, which is a day with way too much music! Let’s keep the theme going, and play the next song on Many Things & Many Scenes.

5.) Cloudy Mind – Joe Adler
100th Sounds Of Burlington show promo – James Lockridge
6.) Wing To Me – Alice Austin
7.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle

I love the huge sweep of that song. Air, it’s completely insubstantial but birds and airplanes can still use it to fly. Great song by Joe, who is playing with The Wee Folkestra tomorrow at Radio Bean. Tomorrow at Higher Ground And The Kids release their new album Turn To Each Other. I have a ticket and can’t wait. Here’s a song from the album that came out Tuesday.

8.) No Countries – And The Kids
9.) Ricky The Rider – The Mountain Says No
10.) She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit

Sistas are from the Bay area in California but opened the show for Death and Rough Francis at the Flynn Theatre last Friday. That song really highlights the killer lead guitar they had working. Great new song from Mountain. That’s one of the songs that if you listen to a couple of times, it will get stuck in your head. Thanks for sending that to me this morning Ben Maddox! Tomorrow at Higher Ground it’s And The Kids and Alpenglow. I’m so psyched. Here is a song from their last EP Chapel.

11.) Eliza – Alpenglow
12.) The Way It Is – Maryse Smith
13.) Better Half – Abbie Morin

That song is so catchy I had to play it again. I should check out the rest of the album. Great title song from Maryse’s about to be released new album. Let’s go back to the air theme.

14.) Breathe – Barika
15.) Windy Pines – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes
16.) This Is Our Good Night – Aya Inoue
17.) Armadillo – Swale

Swale were great Saturday night at Radio Bean playing covers and letting people form the audience sing with them. We had worked out a Marillion song for them to play and for me to sing, and now I have twice as much admiration for anyone who gets up and plays. Aya will play with Joe at the Bean tomorrow with Wee Folk. She is such a great singer and has well structured songs. Kat and Brett are both local treasures. This next guy is too, and he’s playing tomorrow at Juniper at Hotel Vermont.

18.) Born A Man – Aaron Flinn
19.) Glory Glory – And The Kids
20.) Avalon – Split Tongue Crow

I haven’t heard much from Rutland rockers Split Tongue Crow lately, but love that song from their first album. Great new ATK song. All of these next songs got played at the Flynn last Friday. This set is dedicated to my brother Ken.

21.) Scream – Sistas In The Pit
22.) Black & Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
100th Sounds Of Burlington show promo – James Lockridge
23.) Can You Give Me A Thrill??? – Death World Wide

It was a great show at the Flynn and Death closed with that one. Francis and Sistas were magnificent at the show too. OK, time for a couple more songs. Here is another new ATK song.

24.) All Day All Night – And The Kids
25.) Windows Down – Lendway

Ending where we began, driving around feeling the wind on your face. OK, maybe not at this time of year, but soon. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Favorite Stranger (1995 Yin version) – Fish

 

 

 

Sistas In The Pit, Rough Francis and Death at The Flynn Theater, Burlington VT February 13 2015   Leave a comment

The Flynn Theater

The Flynn Theater

I had a great time seeing music last night at the Flynn Theatre. I got out of work a little early, took a bus to Shelburne and hung out with Mom, Dad and my brother Ken for a bit. Soon enough it was time to head out, so I drove Ken and I to Burlington, and found a parking space just around the corner from the Flynn. We walked in around 20 of 7, and I was surprised how few people were milling around the lobby. We got a beer and chatted with Gordon Glover and Adam Rabin and soon it was time to head in.

The theater was maybe a third full as the lights wend down and Sistas in the Pit hit the stage with a solid rocking Black Girl. The followed with Scream and everyone was having a good time. They played as a four piece with two electric guitars, bass and drums, with everyone except the drummer taking turns singing lead. The first two songs rocked hard and were fun, but something happened in the third song and the whole show stepped up a notch. Shelly’s lead guitar playing stepped out a bit and added an extra dimension to the songs and they just went over the top from there. After that stellar solo, they eased back into the groove with Revolutionary Rock and Roll (song titles approximate) and then rocked out with Revolution. Shelly got the growing audience to shout when she asked if we had any Bad Habits and the band kept the high energy rock going. The bass player had a couple of fun chats with the audience. They are from the Oakland area in California and were not used to the sub zero Vermont temperatures. She said something like, we’re driving around and see all these people walking in the cold and we’re like come into our car and get warm. It was quite endearing. The next song, Come On Baby (??) was long and had a nice build and rocked hard. Diane Sullivan ran to the front of the stage and started dancing. Several people from the front rows joined her then more of us headed up. We did not have a critical mass, and the ushers shut us down quick and sent us back to our seats. The band took it in stride and rocked the heck out of the end of the song. It seemed like that was going to be it, but after a moment or two, they put the guitars back on and kicked out Such A Little Liar. It was a great show and everyone who showed up early was rewarded with super-fun music.

Instead of doing a break, a screen dropped down and Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino came out and showed three scenes that never made it to the movie A Band Called Death and didn’t make it to the extra scenes on the DVD. The first was a chat with Gus Ziesing from Low Tech studios talking about his first encounter with the band. The second was a couple of the guys from Lambsbread and the third was Bobby and Dannis going back to the home that once was Philo studio where they recorded. All three were a mix of touching and fun.

After that the screen rose and ROUGH FRANCIS hit the stage. With the no dancing rule firmly established by the ushers, the show had a bit more of a showcase vibe than the usual throw yourself at the music as hard as you can vibe, but the band were brilliant as ever. They opened with the one they’ve been opening most shows with lately. I think it’s called Every Day. It has a solid rock vibe and set a nice tone for the songs to come. I was not familiar with the next couple (I Wanna Run and something about Shoot Em Down-Circle Of Love) but they both sounded great. Not A Nice Guy followed and I rocked as hard as I could while trapped in a seat. The bottom of my chair and the back of the seat in front of me took the energy the floor and my feet should have. They eased back a tiny amount with Staring Out The Window then brought the energy back to full throttle with Black And Red. Musically the whole night was great. Steve kept the low end locked in. Julian played some sweet and nicely articulated leads, Bobby Hackney Jr. mixed excellent singing with hair raising extended screams, Paul ripped out some killer leads and did lots of leg bending jumps that reminded me of a young Pete Townshend, and Urian, well he is so fast and precise on the drums, it’s almost too much to handle. Almost. From there they played another new currently untitled one they are calling Grease. It’s a great fast rocker and tons of fun. They followed with another new one, then something I did not recognize either, maybe I Was Young? The crowd was loving it and they kicked into full gear with I-90 East. They followed with a nicely drawn out Comm To Space, complete with epic ending and that was it.

During the set break, after ROUGH FRANCIS wrapped up their killer set, I headed straight for Sistas in the Pit‘s merch table. They mentioned something about $5 download cards and I had to get one. What a great set they played. I also snagged a copy of A Band Called Death on DVD.

We went back to our seats as a red curtain covered the stage. Soon enough, Jeff and Mark came back out and talked about Death’s new video. The curtain parted and the screen was back and they showed a video for the new song Playtime, from the forthcoming album N.E.W.. It was pretty cool and had a nice shot of someone skateboarding at Champlain college, among other images.

When finished the screen rose, and I did not catch the name of the man and kid who introduced the band, but the kid had a great scream of “Death”. Death World Wide hit the stage. There was a picture of the band on the left side of the wall behind the drum kit and a picture of David on the right. They were hung on the stark brick wall. Aside from the kit and a stack of amps, the stage was completely open. They lit into the rhythmic surging set with Views. The half to 2/3 full theater had a great time and many of us were bopping in our seats for the whole show. Keep On Knocking followed and the party was in full swing. Dannis wasn’t flashy on the drums, but kept every rhythm. Bobby’s voice sounded great and his bass drove all of the songs. Bobbie Duncan played some intense leads in an oh so cool sort of way. They followed with Rock N Roll Victim, then slowed things down for an epic Let The World Turn. I love the tone of the slow part and love the build better. The drum solo in the middle was extended a little and they rocked out a killer ending. Bobby talked about David and he talked about their love for the Lord and I think the next song was a Marvin Gaye song I did not know. They kicked up the pace with Freakin’ Out, then one I did not catch a name for. Where Do We Go From Here??? followed then they started playing new songs. They did Relief and The Times, then told the story of a 45 from a long time ago suddenly creating buzz and ended the set with a killer Politicians In My Eyes.
They left the stage but were quickly back for a real version of Playtime. They played another cool new one then wrapped the night with Can You Give Me A Thrill? As they were jamming out the Judas Priest style ending people stood up and began clapping. The band slid from the ending jam back into the song, and for the first time the entire night people were standing up and dancing. They let it run for a bit then jammed out the end a bit more.

After the set Ken and I hung out in the lobby and chatted with Matt Hastings and Caroline Marie, and Peg Tassey. Ken went into the crowd around the merch table and got autographs from the band and got a hat and a shirt.

After a bit we headed out. I drove him back to Shelburne then drove home to Burlington. It was a wonderful night for nostalgia and a wonderful night for family, but most of all, it was a wonderful night of music from bands who are giving it their all here in 2015.

 

 

Radio Show 97 Thursday February 5, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from my local music radio show on Wbkm Dot Org. I had one stunning mix and played some sweet songs.

Song before: Wondering Where The Lions Are – Bruce Cockburn

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’ve been thinking about eternity and the nature of what we are recently. It’s weird to think of the spirit that is you is so tied to a physical body, and that large wonderful body would be almost nothing if you took away the water. Let’s play some songs about water and think about what it means to be alive. This is Left One In The Rain by Alice Austin on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Left One In The Rain – Alice Austin
2.) Orange Like Water – The Cush
3.) Waterlanding – Swale
4.) Nothing But The Water II – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Great song from Grace talking about one of the uses of water, it’s a great thing to balance the element of fire. The Swale and Cush songs have such a lovely watery feel. (note: the mix from Orange into Landing was seamless). Of course, rain is a very important iteration of water. OK, let’s move on to the next song from Joe Adler‘s Many Things & Many Scenes,

5.) Many Things & Many Scenes – Joe Adler
6.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell
7.) Mystery Blues – Zoot Wilson
8.) Promises – Vedora

Great song from Vedora. Matt has a side project every Monday in February at Radio Bean from 7-8. Last week I worked until 7:30 and missed it. Rats. Great classic songs from Burlington’s past with Joe and Zoot, and great song from Burlington’s present by Joe. This next singer is playing the Bean on Saturday at 7. I’ll see if I can make it if I get out early enough.

9.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
10.) If Time Was A River – Anna Pardenik and Her Apologies
11.) Kill The Lights – Monoprix
12.) Change My Heart – Rusty Belle

Rusty are from North Hampton but come to Burlington often. They are playing the Skinny Pancake on Friday. Cool song from Brett Hughes and co. The Anna song would have fit nicely into the first set. This next band is playing The Monkey House tomorrow.

13.) Might As Well Settle – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) Secret Makeout Factory – And The Kids
15.) On My Way – Hover
16.) See Me On My Way – Superhuman Happiness

Great band name and sweet song. Hover were a ’90’s Burlington band. It’s almost time for the And The Kids new album and tour. If you liked the Hover song, you’ll like this next set too!

17.) Finder – Madelines
18.) Circumstance – Tokyo Storm Warning
19.) Throw Me Away – Spill
20.) That’s When I Reach For My Revolver – Ninja Custodian

That song used to rock Burlington hard and often. I love all of those rocking songs that helped Burlington to keep expanding the sound of our town. I’m very psyched for this show next week at the Flynn Theatre. These three bands will be rocking out.

21.) Scream – Sistas in the Pit
22.) Righteous – ROUGH FRANCIS
23/) Freakin’ Out – Death World Wide

I’m sending that set out to my brother Ken who will go to the show with me. OK, let’s head back to classic Burlington.

24.) Voodoo Camero – Wide Wail
25.) The Tradeoff In Vermont – Lindy Pear
26.) Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
27.) Geograph (2015 mix) – Elephants of Scotland

Ending where we began, on the edge of sea and sand. Ken and I, and most of the elephants, will see the lights of Montreal this summer when we go see Rush. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Song after: Goldfish And Clowns – Fish