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Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks) at Foam Brewers October 31, 2018   Leave a comment

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Surf Sabbath pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music Halloween night at Foam Brewers. There were two shows I really wanted to make it to, but could only manage one. I worked until 7:30 then drove to Foam and got a wonderful beer. I slowly sipped it as the robed figures of Surf Sabbath took the stage. Sounding strangely similar to The High Breaks, they played surf rock instrumental versions of Black Sabbath songs. They opened with Paranoid and caught the audience right away. They took us Into The Void then had us meet the Children Of The Grave. They showed us this Wicked World then pointed out the Symptom Of The Universe. They pointed up and asked what that was and it appeared to be a Hole In The Sky. They played a slow heavy Black Sabbath then ended on a cheery note with Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. The set was dark and heavy and I loved every note.

I hung out for a bit and said a couple of quick goodbyes then drove home. I’m sure the other show was great too, but I’m OK with my choice.

 

 

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Posted November 3, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 258 Thursday May 17, 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. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Hip Boots – Deep Purple

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. We have a nice small city in Burlington but most of Vermont is rural. Let’s begin tonight by taking a ride in the country.

1.) A Ride In The Country – Queen Tangerine
2.) Country Comes To Town – Bardela
3.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maïz
4.) Urban Country – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

David and the band will be all over Vermont this summer supporting local libraries. Cool song from Mal. If you think having your singer put up a video of her singing Happy Birthday to me will get your song played, you are correct. Thanks Cooie DeFrancesco! Love your band. We started off with QT who evolved out of Zola Turn. OK, here is the next song on Engine.

5.) Pennies And Pine – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
7.) What If – REDadmiral
8.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I love that song from the new Party Music album. Admiral will be at Light Club Lamp Shop for a one night residency tomorrow. The Surfers will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. Great song from Kelly. This next band are at the Monkey House tonight.

9.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service
10.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
11.) Holy Serpent – Ghastly Sound
12.) Probably Wrong – Phantom Suns

Suns and Ghastly will be at the Monkey tomorrow. Doubt will be at the Monkey next Wednesday. This next band will be at the Monkey tomorrow too.

13.) Chasing The Wagon – Secret Family
14.) Screwball – Screaming Broccoli
15.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown
16.) Muskrat Love – Cave Bees

That’s such a fun song form the Bees. Hammy are super fun. Broccoli rocked us a long time ago. Great stuff from Luke Adam‘s new band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Flypaper – Persian Claws
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Sunflower Street – David L Jarvis
20.) Arkansas – Bison

Cool new song form Bison. Great classic from Dave. Rabbit are so cool they did a cover of the Claws song in their set at Waking Windows. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) What If – Madaila
22.) The River – Kat Wright
23.) Forsythia – Cricket Blue
24.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

My friend Ted Jacobites works on ships all over the world. This morning he sent a picture from a port in Lithuania so I had to play the Hana song. Cricket are so lovely. Great songs from Kat and Madaila. It’s getting warm and the days are getting longer and it’s time to celebrate.

25.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
26.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
27.) Another Day – Andriana Chobot
28.) Bowie’s Hairdresser’s Story – Ouzkxqlzn
29.) When Will The Light Come – Sarah Blacker

I love it when Sarah plays that song. On Bowie’s Birthday Lauren Costello did a tribute including that lovely piece of music and that great story. Cool songs form Andriana and Maryse. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Dancing In Fog – Fish
Fight – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Hell Toupee – Derek Smalls
Loving The Alien – David Bowie
Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult
Rainbow Dream Prelude/Fly To The Rainbow – Uli Jon Roth
Strange Kind Of Woman (live) Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
So Love May Find Us – The Church Band
Paradise Bar – Deep Purple
Fugazi – Marillion
Time For Bedlam – Deep Purple
Time To Get Out – Aaron Flinn
regular awesome programming.

 

Justin Panigutti, Swale, and Surf Sabbath at Nectar’s February 14, 2018   Leave a comment

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Swale pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music on Valentine’s Day at Nectar’s. I arrived a bit early and got some food and caught a few songs by Justin Panigutti. He played acoustic guitar and sang a song about how last summer got low down. He said some songs just find his guitar and played Sweet Melissa. He asked us to listen to his song about glory then played a couple of nice and big acoustic songs. He had a nice sound and I was happy I was there to listen.

 

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Justin Panigutti pic by Tim Lewis

Nathan Curtis arrived and we chatted for a bit then SWALE took the stage and rocked it hard. They played the whole Paranoid album by Black Sabbath to celebrate the holiday. From the heavy riffs of War Pigs through the spacey journey of Planet Caravan they sounded deep, rich and gloriously heavy. Hand Of Doom was great as it moved through it’s many changes. After Electric Funeral Amanda “Ozzy” Gustafson asked us to imagine all of the members of the band wearing stilettos and standing on Paul Ryan’s chest. Jeremy Frederick had a blistering drum solo in Rat Salad and they capped the night with a story of smoking and tripping and how Faeries Wear Boots. They did a wonderful job with that legendary album.

Up next The High Breaks donned their robes and played a set as Surf Sabbath. They opened with a doom and gloom instrumental version of Black Sabbath then brought the songs to full surf-rock speed. Children Of The Grave was nice and heavy then they took us Into The Void. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath was fun then we rocked out to Hole In The Sky. All of the songs are performed without lyrics but Matthew Bryan Hagen had some commentary in between. He asked if we were feeling lovesick and said that might be a Symptom Of The Universe. They rocked out Wicked World and closed the night by dedicating a song to Swale and all that they accomplished that night. Paranoid was a perfect ending.

It was yet another amazing night of music in our town.

 

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The High Breaks performing as Surf Sabbath pic by Tim Lewis

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Posted March 2, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 245 Thursday February 15, 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 February 15 2018. You can stream it from the website or this link: WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before: Art Of Dying – George Harrison

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week Hana Zara came to town and played a brilliant show at Radio Bean. She played a lot of new songs and this classic about seeing auras.

1.) Santa Anna – Hana Zara
2.) Hold Me – Maryse Smith
3.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
4.) My Heart – Francesca Blanchard

Francesca played a brilliant version of that on Monday when she joined Maryse’s weekly residency at Light Club Lamp Shop. Maryse played a great version of that song that night. Cricket opened for Hana last Sunday. They played mostly new songs and did not play that one, but I really like it and wanted to play it for you. OK, this next singer will be at On Tap in Essex tomorrow.

5.) Can You Love Me Too? – Bethany Conner Music
6.) Tiny House – Tom Pearo
7.) California – Ver Sacrum
8.) The Divine Feminine – Ouzkxqlzn
9.) Mama – Ivamae

I love that song about getting advice from your mother. She will be at The Monkey House on Friday and at the Lamp Shop on Tuesday. Ouzkxqlzn will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday with Maryse Smith and others. Ver and Tom will be at the Lamp Shop on Saturday. This next band are from Montreal but will be at the Lamp show with Ivamae on Tuesday.

10.) Be Apart-Break Apart (Give A Little) – Thanya Iyer
11.) Love In The Afternoon – The Thursday Torys
12.) Faded Hollow – The Cush
13.) It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper

That song is so cheery that I want to play it all the time. I was due. Great new song from The Cush. The Torys are at SideBar tonight. Iyer were amazing the last time they came to town. I can’t wait to see them again. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue & White.

14.) Circle K – The New Siberians
15.) Honest Will – The Parts
16.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains
17.) Waiting – ROUGH FRANCIS

Great new song from Francis. Word has it they will be releasing a few songs as a lead up to the new album. Great classic from Plains. Great song from Danny LeFrancois and the band. The Siberians are so great. OK, a cool show happened at Nectar’s last night. Swale played the whole Paranoid album then Surf Sabbath played other Black Sabbath songs. If you listen to this next set and use your imagination you might guess what it was like.

18.) Safe To Say – SWALE
19.) Hand Of Doom – Black Sabbath
20.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
21.) Every Last One Of Us – Swale

Last night was so great. I hope you get a hint of it from that set. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Never Cry Halo – Alice Austin
23.) Crazy – Clever Girls
24.) The Anchor – Carraway
25.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons

Cannons rocked us in the early 00’s. Great new classic from Carraway. Crazy is such a great love song. Alice helped make out town sound great in the 90’s and is still making great music. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Once More With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
27.) Prime – Black Rabbit
28.) If You Lie – The Mountain Says No
29.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker.

That is such an epic song. Those last three were from live at Robot Dog Studio sessions. Two were from this year and Rabbit were in last December. 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:
Arc Of The Curve – Fish
Everytime You Go – The Tragically Hip
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Margaret – Marillion
Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
Firepower – Judas Priest
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Small’s Change – Derek Smalls
It Don’t Get Old – Derek Smalls
Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult
Echoes On – Cones
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 244 Thursday February 8, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM on Thursday February 8 will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time. You can stream it from the Facebook page link above or WBKM.ORG It will go as follows.

Song Before: You’re Not Alone – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world these are the Sounds Of Burlington. There is a wonderful artist in our town who plays with bands like NODON and Villanelles who’s name is Seth Gundersen. Let’s begin tonight with a song from his older brother Dave that Seth just released for us.

1.) I Know – Dave Gundersen
2.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
3.) Good Thing – Maryse Smith
4.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara

I’m so excited to see Hana when she plays Radio Bean this Sunday. It was so great to see Maryse play last Monday at Light Club Lamp Shop. She will be there next Monday, and the couple after that. Sometimes the world looks dark so thanks Zookeepers for lighting that candle. Beautiful song from Dave. Thanks so much for sharing it Seth! OK, so The Cush just released a new EP that they recorded on the Isle Of Man.

5.) November – The Cush
6.) This Kind Of Friend – The Cush
7.) Faded Hollow – The Cush
8.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No

Great new song form Mountain that we recorded a couple of weeks ago at Robot Dog. Thanks for all that lovely music Cush! OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for a performance and interview by Mr Doubtfire.

9.) Blank Daze – Mr. Doubtfire
10.) Worthless – Mr Doubtfire
11.) I Choo-Choo-Choose You – Mr Doubtfire
12.) Once More With Apathy – Mr Doubtfire

Thanks Mr Doubtfire for rocking so hard! Thanks Sam for helping set up and tear down and thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great! OK, let’s keep rocking.

13.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
14.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
15.) Imaginary – Envy
16.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
17.) Skybot – Blowtorch

Blowtorch will rock Radio Bean tomorrow. I love that Doll song. Classic from Envy. Great Husker Du cover from Rabbit. Frank DeAngelis was saying how much he enjoyed your performance of it. Cool song from Humble. This one is pretty cool too.

18.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
19.) Wicked World – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks
20.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
21.) Catch And Release – Clever Girls

Clever will be at Higher Ground tomorrow. Great song from Zeus. Surf Sabbath will play at Nectar’s on Valentine’s Day. Great song from Kelly. This next band will play Wednesday too.

22.) Loser – SWALE
23.) Free – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Eleanor – Cricket Blue
25.) Dragged Around The Universe – Queen Tangerine

Don’t we all feel that way now and then? Cricket will play Sunday at Radio Bean with Hana and I’m very excited about that. Francesca will play with Maryse next Monday, though there’s another show happening at the Bean that I want to see too. Sigh. Swale will play some Black Sabbath songs on Wednesday at Nectar’s. Woo Hoo! OK, Here is the next song on Black, Blue & White.

26.) Breaking Camp – The New Siberians
27.) Basket Of Words – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
28.) Moonlight – Night Protocol
29.) Hold Him – Wren Kitz
30.) The Bad Year – Carraway

Great song from Carraway. Wren is playing Friday at Light Club. I haven’t caught Protocol yet but will have to soon. Uncle will be at Radio Bean on Monday. Great song from the Siberians. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after:
Cliche – Fish
Boots Or Hearts – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
Rivers Made For Crossing – analog missionary
Wake The Raven – Kimberly White Project
Firepower – Judas Priest
Doctor Doctor – Michael Schenker Group
Moonchild – Iron Maiden
Aura – The Church Band
In The Court Of The Crimson King – Greg Lake
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

Radio Show 238 Thursday December 28, 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 will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 28 and you can stream it from our website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Ordinary Day – Milton Busker

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season. Christmas has past and it’s almost time for New Years. Let’s begin with a couple of local Christmas songs that came my way just a little too late for last week’s show.

1.) Some Kinds Of Homes (Are Invisible) – Invisible Homes
2.) Misa Criolla- Gloria – The Plastic Billionaires
3.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
4.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music

Myra will be at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on New Year’s even. Great song by Ninja even though it’s about that other matter, Cool songs from P-Bills and Homes. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

5.) So They Say – The New Siberians
6.) Chester Allen – The World Famous Hanglows
7.) Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
8.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Swale will be at the Flynn Theater on New Year’s Eve too! Lobot and the Hanglows played some cool shows in our town in the early 2000’s. Great song form the Siberians. OK, so earlier this year I wanted to get some live music on the air. With the help of Ryan Cohen and Robot Dog Studio we created a series of shows and interviews. The first one was broadcast February 16, 2017.

9.) Let Me Be – Peter Burton 2-16-17
10.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter 3-9-17
11.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids 3-30-17
12.) Loose Tooth – Clever Girls 4-20-17
13.) Lovely Day – gneiss 5-25-17

That gets us through May. Let’s continue on as I’m playing one song from each show in the order they were recorded and played on the air.

14.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT 6-8-17
15.) My Old House – Andriana Chobot 7-20-17
16.) What The Fuck Went Wrong – David Rosane & The Zookeepers 8-24-17
17.) Clever Girl – Savage Hen 8-31-17
18.) Juliet – Cave Bees 9-21-17

Everything was going well and we got into a nice groove of talking and having the band play a song and talking and another song until 4 were played. Then The Dead Shakers came in and Kevin Bloom said we’re running all of our songs together as one piece. Of course they would.

19.) Intro->Accidental Graveyard->Taung Child->Superpowers->Medfield – The Dead Shakers 9-28-17

That was fun. Let’s keep going.

20.) Done Saving Bones – Matt the Gnat and the Gators with Miss Saxy – 10-5-17
21.) I Ruined The Moon – Ruckzuck 10-26-17
22.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time 11-30-17
23.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit 12-14-17
24.) What’s Inside A Thing? – Zeus Springsteen 12-21-17

So there it is, a year of live music. Thanks to everyone involved! We begin next year with The Mountain Says No in mid January. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking our the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after
Zoe 25 – Fish
All Canadian Surf Club – The Tragically Hip
Paranoid – Surf Sabbath (The High Breaks)
Try To Love part 2 – Dam Kat
Dark Matter – Porcupine Tree
Provider – MIDLAKE BAND
Jacob’s Ladder – Rush
The War I Survived – Hawkwind
Empire Of the Clouds – Iron Maiden
regular programming

 

Silver Bridget at The Daily Planet and Surf Sabbath at Nectar’s December 6, 2017   Leave a comment

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Silver Bridget pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a couple of Wednesdays ago. It was one of those nights when there were a ton of shows happening so I had to make some choices. I made a plan that would totally blow off one band I wanted to see, would let me see a partial set and a full set by another band and leave some open space for whatever might happen after.

I got going a little late as I was having a cool conversation with Mike Luoma and made it to The Daily Planet around quarter after 8. Silver Bridget were on and playing a lovely version of Only Love Can Break Your Heart as I settled into a seat at the bar. They played Surfer Girl, Blue Bayou and a couple of Beatles songs. Matt Saraca rocked the electric guitar on the take off section of Space Oddity as John Townsend‘s acoustic filled the melody and Johnnie Day Durand‘s musical saw soared over the top. They played a lovely version of Goodbye Yellow Brook Road then one of the restaurant patrons had a birthday and the staff sang to them. Bridget tossed a bit of Happy Birthday into Karma Police and made me smile. Over The Rainbow was as magical as ever and Nowhere Man was just great. They wrapped the set with The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. We chatted for a bit after then I shot out the door.

I walked into Nectar’s as Surf Sabbath were onstage and rocking hard. I’m pretty sure it was The High Breaks under the wigs and robes, but either way the surf instrumental versions of Sabbath songs were played with fun and gloom. I caught half of the first song and was just getting settled as they wrapped up the second. I found a spot up front as they lit into Hole In The Sky. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath followed and the audience was having fun. Paranoid was short and sweet and then they lit out into Wicked Ways. They played a blistering version of Symptom Of The Universe and closed the set with a super-heavy, yet still surfy, version of Black Sabbath.

After the set that exhausted feeling hit and I realized I was done. I should have hung out for the next couple of bands but was glad that I caught what I caught.

 

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Surf Sabbath pic by Tim Lewis