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Radio Show 288 Thursday January 10, 2019 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday January 10th. It will go as follows.

Song before: In The Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a cool band who play odd covers of classics.

1.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
2.) The Adventure Of Joe The Insect Part 2 – Josh Bridgman
3.) Stardust For Dessert – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
4.) Broken – Abby Sherman

I really need to get out and see Abby sooner than later. Great song form David. He and the band will embark on another Vermont library tour later this year, so I had to play the Josh piece in front of their song. Cool version of the classic from Bridget. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

5.) Let You Down – Milton Busker
6.) Dead Inside (Really alive) – Near North
7.) Drivin’ All Alone – Danny & The Parts
8.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard

Such a lovely song from Francesca. She is so amazing. I caught Danny and the band last weekend at Hotel Vermont last weekend. They are so fun. Great song form North and another brilliant song from Milton. OK, let’s keep rocking.

9.) So Good (I Could Die) – J Bengoy
10.) Acceptionalism – Paper Castles
11.) Black 17 – The New Siberians
12.) Falter – Julia Caesar

I just love that song. Julia are so amazing. Great song from the Siberians. Super cool songs form Castles and Bengoy too. So, here is a cool new song.

13.) Kool – Carraway
14.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
15.) The Drone – The Cush
16.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles

I love how hard that rocks. I love the way the Drone builds and builds. I hope you have the volume high. Great song form Homes. Carraway played a Robot Dog Studio session last year and played that song, but this is a brand new fully recorded version of the song.. Ryan Cohen helped make it sound great. OK, let’s keep rocking.

17.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
18.) Blue Sky – Black Rabbit
19.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
20.) Skybot – Blowtorch
21.) Hit – Blue Button

Great song from Button. Cool rockers from Claws and Blowtorch. It gets grey in the winter, so I like to toss in a little Blue Sky now and then. Great song from Vetica. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Shoots Like You – Alice Austin
23.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
24.) Solution – Vedora
25.) Iron And Metal – The Mountain Says No

Blistering rocker from Mountain. I haven’t heard Solution for ages so I had to pull it out. Great songs from Peg and Alice. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Warmonger – Smokestack Lightning
27.) Olympus Mons – Phantom Suns
28.) Every Last One Of Us – SWALE

Great song form Swale. They just released a video for that song and Eric Olsen must have been editing the video for a long time. It’s incredibly paced, full of iconic images and is a full on look at our world. Bravo. Cool rockers from Suns and Smokestack. 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

13th Star – Fish
Flamenco – The Tragically Hip
Youn – Faun Fables
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello
Preparing To Fly – The Waterboys
The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists
Perpetual Change – Yes
Natural Science – Rush
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Mistral Wind – Heart
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
Freak Out Friday – Rue M.
regular awesome programming.

 

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

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Physics Club pic by Tim Lewis

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

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Swale pic by Tim Lewis

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

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With Matt Larocca

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Craig Mitchell

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Lily Sickles

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James Kochalka

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Marie Claire

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Amanda Gustafson

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Ryan Ober and Jason Cooley

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Marie Claire

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Francesca Blanchard

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Ryan Miller

 

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

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Samara Lark and Friends

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

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

 

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Savage Hen pic by Tim Lewis

Radio Show 286 Thursday December 20, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday December 20. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake

intro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Songs after
Faith Healer – Fish
Springtime In Vienna – The Tragically Hip
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Awaken – Yes
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Children Of The Stars – Madaila
Images (Chapter 1) – Saga
Astronomer’s Call/And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
Alone – Children in Paradise
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming.

 

 

Radio Show 285 Thursday December 13, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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

Song before Take A Long Line – Angel City

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after:
Emerald Lies – Marillion
Gift Shop – The Tragically Hip
The Red And The Black – Blue Oyster Cult
Red – King Crimson
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) – Judas Priest
16th Century Greensleeves – Rainbow
Green Is The Color – Pink Floyd
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
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Radio Show 284 Thursday December 6, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11p, Thursday December 6. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Dancing In The Ruins – Blue Oyster Cult

intro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I love that epic song form Anders. Cannons appeared in the early 00’s after most of the ’90’s bands had moved on. They kept us rocking. Great Christmas song from Hen. That was recorded last year at a Live From Robot Dog Studio session we did last year. Fun announcement about that coming up soon. Samurai will joins Suns at the show tonight. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Crucifix Corner – Fish
Impossibilium – The Tragically Hip
Panic In Detroit – David Bowie
By Design – The Nancy Druids
Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians
Astral Traveler – Yes
Dance On A Volcano/Los Endos – Genesis
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker 

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

Live Sets Vol. 10- What Isn’t Performance – Ouzkxqlzn
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The Radio Bean Birthday party with many bands November 3, 2018   Leave a comment

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Danny LeFrancois

I had a great time seeing music Saturday at Radio Bean and Light Club Lamp Shop. Every year, at this time, The Bean throws a birthday party and celebrates with music all day and night. This year they turned 18 and had 102 scheduled acts. I got going nice and early and arrived a little after 8am. I chatted with Molly King and Loren for a bit then Danny LeFrancois took the stage. Apparently, his band The Parts slept in, so he played the show solo. He began playing acoustic guitar and built a loop. He added a bit of voice and let it go as he moved back to the drum kit and rocked for a bit. He returned to guitar and vocals for a cover of a Petty song that was subtle and cool. He played a couple of sweet original songs that made me smile, then said thank you good morning.

 

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The Steph Pappas Experience

Up next Loren grabbed his bass and headed to the stage. He was joined by Ted Looby on guitar and the mighty The Steph Pappas Experience began to rock. Steph has a strong voice and is a great guitar player too. Several audience members joined in on percussion as she sang about cowyboys and waterboys. She wrapped the three song set with one about going out on the highway. She’s so cool.

 

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Seth Eames and Miriam Bernardo

I hopped into the car and drove to work. I put in a 9-5:30 shift then zipped home. I dropped the car and took the lovely walk downtown. I wasn’t sure where they were on the schedule and did not recognize who was a the Lamp shop, so I slid into the Bean and caught a couple of songs by Miriam Bernardo and Seth Eames. He had a nice voice and played acoustic guitar. Miriam has an incredibly soulful voice and it’s always a treat to hear her sing. They sang a duet on a song about going away to the promised land then she regaled us with a song about how surely you were meant to be mine. It was wonderful.

 

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Joe Adler and friends

I stayed at the Bean as Joe Adler and his huge band scrunched themselves onto the stage. Joe’s deep voice lead the way as they rocked out a song about going down the road. They followed with Tom Waits’ Bella Ciao then let it slowly slip into Come Together. The audience had fun singing along. It was a great set.

 

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Caroline O’Connor and Adam Frehm

I peeked into the Lamp shop and someone was setting up so I hustled back to the Bean and soon it was time for Caroline Marie to take the stage. She played keys and laid her sultry voice on us as Adam Frehm added some sweet electric guitar. Her long flowy gentle smokey rock sounded great. The first song had a nice trance vibe as did her second, Disco Shaman, through that was a little more uptempo. Both sounded great and I was in a happy place for every moment.

 

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Navah Stein

I stayed at the Bean as the next act, Navah Stein, set up a table on stage. A couple sat at the table and poured spagettin out of a pot onto the plates and grated some Parmesan on top then began to eat. I wasn’t sure where they were going with it and took a chance and headed over to the Lamp shop.

 

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I timed it perfectly as Ryan Ober and The Romans began to play. They oozed talent and played a couple of really cool rock songs. They played an older cover that I did not know from 1951, and had the crowd rocking. Bob Wagner sat in on the last song and it sounded like an old blues rock song. Towards the end Ryan and Bob had twin ripping guitar leads going and it was a wonder to behold.

 

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Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk band

I popped back to the Bean and Brett Hughes and the Honky Tonk band were on. They played a song about a lawyer then a sweet one about hearing a whistle blowing last night. The last song had a ’50’s noir surf rock feel as they sang I’m coming home. Lowell Thompson ripped out a sweet lead that kept me smiling.

 

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Francesca Blanchard

I popped back to the Lamp Shop and Francesca Blanchard was about to start. She sang a song about an ex-girlfriend that was pretty amusing. She played a delightful new song about how the world is turning slightly off kilter. She closed with a gorgeous cover of Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love. I love her music so much.

 

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Ivamae

I meant to head back to the Bean to catch Kim Jordan but they said it was at capacity so I ducked back into the Lamp Shop. Ivamae got up to play and the room became pin drop silent, as usual. With a strong voice and a quiet electric guitar she emits a ton or power and melted me from the first note. Her second song was a cool one called Honey Bee and she wrapped up the enchanting set with one that ended tell me what you might be.

 

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Swale

It was getting close to a crucial time so I ducked back to the Bean and was able to get in. I got settled as SWALE took the stage. They opened with Eric Olsen singing a powerhouse version of Eighteen. I love that Alice Cooper song and they did a great version of it. Up next was a brand new song called Shrug It Out that was cool. I think it was about how we can see everyone you’ve ever been. They closed with a cover that I did not know but loved. It was a dark heavy rocker and Amanda Gustafson let loose her powerhouse voice. It was an amazing set.

 

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Swale

I think Brett and Kat were going on in the Lamp Shop but it looked crowded so I stayed at the Bean to catch Yes Darling. They were a duo with Ryan Montbleau singing and playing guitar and Haley Jane unleashing her powerful voice on us. They had a whole act of a bickering couple that was quite amusing. They played songs about kissing your lips then punching you in the face and how you would be cool if you reached your potential. It’s hard to describe how good it was, but everyone in the room had a smile.

 

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Yes Darling

I hung out at the Bean as Anal Knievel took the stage. You can guess what he began talking about.

 

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Anal Knievel

 

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Paper Castles

I ducked over to the Lamp Shop as Paper Castles began to play. Their relaxed off kilter flowing pop music was a beautiful place get lost in. The music was airy and joyous and I loved going with the flow. They ended the three song set with one about how I’m all right and kept me smiling.

 

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Paper Castles

I headed back to the Bean and Osage Orange were on and playing a song about a medicine girl. They had a cool low fi indie sound that kept me in a happy place. They did a nice version of Buddy Holly’s Everyday then closed with a song about seeing my ghost in the darkness. They are so cool.

 

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I had been bopping between the Bean and the Light Club Lamp Shop, but at this point, I just settled into the Bean for the rest of the night.

Up next, the mighty Miku Daza took the stage. Their sax player was missing but the power trio charged ahead at full rock throttle. They sang about not needing you and how you don’t make it easy so I’m gonna make it hard. They played a powerhouse version of Flaca Daza, and late in the song Sugar the clown made an appearance. She stood on the bar at the back and dove into the arms of the audience. She was carried to the front then danced madly on and off the stage. The band let Flaca transition into Panic and we danced hard. Before the last song the band removed their shirts. Don’t worry, Miku had a bra and the guys had tape over their nipples so no one had to be shocked. The band ripped up a killer version of the song about the tree I’m climbing and called it a night. Wow.

 

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Miku Daza

Up next, Jeremy Rayburn got up to speak. He was very glad that the eighteen year old Radio Bean would not be drafted, and said other nice things about the wonderful place.

 

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Jeremy Rayburn

As he spoke, the band set up behind him. When ready, Cave Bees hit us hard and heavy with Juliet. They followed with another cool new song called Happy Man. It had a ripping bass line and Creston let loose a killer lead guitar break. They followed with another brand new one called Future Now that was really good too. They kept the pace at full speed for Golden Goose and closed the set by rocking the Queen City tonight. It’s always a great time when they play.

 

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Cave Bees

Dre followed with a story about meeting someone at the Bean and going on an adventure. It was fun, and she used it to describe how many people have met at the Bean and gone on to create wonderful stories. She did a nice job capturing the magical community that inhabits the Bean.

 

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Dre

As she left the stage Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme began to play. They opened hard and heavy with Over The Hills And Far Away. Nicole’s powerhouse voiced filled the room. They stayed with Zeppelin for the whole set and ripped up Heartbreaker. I thought they might let it go into Living Loving Maid but they took a turn and dropped it into Communication Breakdown. It was glorious.

 

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Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme

On the side of the stage Matt Matthew Bryan Hagen MC rapped out a couple of amusing songs. I missed the details of the first one, as I got another drink, but was locked in for the second as he spilled the beans. Such an appropriate song.

 

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Matt Hagen MC

A trio who identified as robots and binary followed. The Tsunamibots taught us to surf and rocked us hard. They sang of the surfing craze in the robotic age and murder robots on holiday. They wrapped the set with a song about a young robot trying to catch its first wave, then sang CO2 You Later. I love them so much.

 

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The Tsunamibots

Up next, The Eames Brothers Band band took the stage and turned the night a little bluesy. The first one had slow smokey sound and was about missing you in the night. They took us back to the days of old and locked into a long cool relaxed blues jam. They sang a song about how it’s been a long time coming up to this day, then closed with a fun funky song. They are immensely talented.

 

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The Eames Brothers Band

The stage emptied then filled with Kat Wright and her amazing band. It was late at this point and I was tired but basked in the gorgeous glowing music that they treated us to. Kat’s voice was right on and the band were super tight, even if the horn players had to be on the other side of the sound desk. Bob Wagnerr played a sweet lead on guitar during the second song and the whole room swayed for their entire set. They closed with a super cool version of The River. I don’t see them nearly as often as I would like, so I’m really glad I stuck around.

 

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Kat Wright

Lee Anderson came up to speak and told a couple of stories about this wonderful place he has created. A cake appeared and we all sang Happy Birthday.

 

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Lee Anderson

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The Birthday cake

At this point I needed a grand piano to prop up my mortal remains, but I had to hang out. Julia Caesar opened the set with a brand new song about singing, for it’s the thing that they do. They followed with a familiar song about how it was winter when she chose to blur the lines. Megan Wild Rice had a ripping guitar lead break on Nosedive, then they closed with another brand new one. I think it was about Mars changing direction. They are always amazing.

 

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Julia Caesar

I was exhausted but loved the next band too, so I had to stay for one more set. Preece came on as a trio with Jer Coons playing bass. Their blistering fast loud indie rock was full of joy. They opened with Waste Of Time then followed with Girl In My Bed. I missed the names of the last three but rocked hard to all of them. Preece are truly amazing.

There was at least one more band, but I just had nothing left. I ducked out and took the short walk home. The Radio Bean birthday party is a great opportunity to check out music and I’m so glad that I did.

 

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Preece

Radio Show 277 Thursday October 11, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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

Song before: It’s Raining Again – Supertramp

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I caught part of a set from a woman from New York. One of her songs reminded me of a local song. Let’s begin tonight with those two songs.

1.) It’s A Delight – Serena Jost
2.) This Machine – Invisible Homes
3.) Parasite – Miku Daza
4.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees

Classic from the Bees. New classic from Miku. Delight reminded me a lot of Machine. OK, here is the next song on MSP3 Counter Attack.

5.) Retrosexual – ROUGH FRANCIS
6.) Girl In My Bed – Preece
7.) Last Night – Carraway
8.) Jurassic Bark – Doom Service

Doom will be at Big Heavy World on Saturday. I thought the Preece and Carraway songs would be fun together, musically and thematically. Great rocker from Francis. OK, let’s take a fun twist.

9.) Abstraction – Binger
10.) Come Outside – The Red Telephone
11.) Star – The New Siberians
12.) Crazy – Clever Girls

Great song from the Girls. They will rock Foam Brewers on Friday. I’m definitely going to be there. Classic from the Siberians. It’s been so warm for the past couple of days, I had to play Come Outside. Stunning song from Binger. This next band is playing Friday at Half Lounge, and I’m definitely going to be there.

13.) Mystery Train – The Parts
14.) I guess I’ve Had Enough Too – Eastern Mountain Time
15.) Luminous – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
16.) When She Sleeps – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Such a lovely song from Peg. Michael is amazing and helps a lot of other musicians make great music too. Sean Hood from EMT will be at Radio Bean next Wednesday. Great song from the Parts. OK, this next artist will be at Club Metronome on Friday, and I’m definitely going to be there.

17.) Veil – Ivamae
18.) You Are Unobtrusive To The Point Of Invisibility – Ouzkxqlzn
19.) Forget It When I Said It – Wren Kitz
20.) Eucarina É Guerrero – Mal Maïz

Great song from Maiz Vargas Sandoval and the band. Great song from Wren’s new Lovebird album. Ouzkxqlzn will be at The Monkey House on Monday. She also plays Saturday at the fringe festival happening in the Old North End of Burlington Thursday through Sunday. Great song from Ivamae. Here’s a gorgeous song.

21.) Baby, Let My Money Keep You Warm – Milton Busker and the Grim Work.
22.) Pauline – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
23.) Blue Water – Radio Underground
24.) All Down Tonight – SWALE

Swale are playing Friday at the Methodist Church in Winooski and I will definitely be there. So, I guess that’s a work order for one me and three clones? Cool song from the new RU album Dark and Getting Darker. Another cool song from The Book Of Zoo. Milton is so great. OK, this song just got released.

25.) I Don’t Exist – Why Nona
26.) Climbing Slowly – Bent Muffbanger
27.) Bell Jar – When Particles Collide
28.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids

Great rocker from the Druids. Huge rocking song from Particles. Bent is from the Lyndon area and has been making music for a while. Cool song from Nona. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Ta ta. Farewell. See You…..

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs after
Credo – Fish
So Hard Done By – The Tragically Hip
Homesick – Jakals
Images – Saga
Oh You! You’re You! – Ruckzuck
Neon Skyline – Hawkwind
Still I’m Sad – Rainbow
The Mystic And The Muse – Renaissance
Saturation Brain – Arc Iris
Falter – Julia Caesar
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here = Deep Purple
regular awesome programming