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Radio Show 76 Thursday August 28, 2014 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 lot of bands from town and some that have come here to play.

Song before: Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. The nights have been cool and some of the leaves are starting to turn, but the days have been hazy, lazy, sunny and warm. It always makes me think of this song. This is the next song from Ninja Jane on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Curveball Dreamer – Zola Turn
2.) This Is Our Good Night – Aya Inoue
3.) Salvation and Sin – Satori Bob
4.) Big Enough – Anachronist

I loved seeing them at Waking Windows this year and wanted to pull out another of their great songs. Great song from John Baumann and Robert Gagnon. I wanted to play the Aya song because I read she was not feeling well. Let’s all think good healing thoughts for her and Sonja Clawson and everyone else who’s not feeling so well. The Zola song always makes me think of Baseball games in the summer sun. Up next is a band who just played a library and released a new EP.

5.) 40 Days – Better Things
6.) Always Monica -> Down At The Duck – Chin Ho!
7.) Grounded – Invisible Jet

Great song from the ’90’s. I think Ryan Ober is playing tomorrow at Radio Bean, though he sounds a bit different now. Great stuff from Chin Ho!, another classic Burlington band. Let’s keep the groove going with Raq.

8.) WalkingInCircles – Raq
9.) Star – The New Siberians
10.) Mirror Mirror – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger

That was live from Nectar’s. His new album just came out today but I don’t have a copy yet. Expect a lot of it next week. He officially releases it next Saturday at Nectar’s. Great song by the Siberians. Next is a band I should have gone to see last Tuesday at The Monkey House. I think I would have really liked them!

11.) Mush – Phantom Suns
12.) Imaginary – Envy
13.) Mine All Mine – Cave Bees
14.) Rejected – Black Rabbit

I’m psyched for September 12 when Rabbit and the Bees rock the Monkey House!!! I love the way new music, like Phantom mixes with ’90’s music like Envy, so effortlessly. Here’s a new classic Burlington band.

15.) How It Goes – Blue Button
16.) Finally Found The One – When Particles Collide
17.) Trading Bullets – Fire The Cannons
18.) Ipso Facto – Tesla’s Revenge

It was so great to see them at the library. I hope they come back to town soon. At one point in the 2000’s I was looking for a new rock band to love. Cannons came on the scene and played some killer shows! I felt like playing a Particles song and that one just jumped into my head. Up next is another band who played the library, they’re from Rutland.

19.) Sad One Out – SADG’s
20.) Northern Memory – The Cush
21.) Voodoo Camaro – Wide Wail
22.) Crazy Hearse – Barbacoa

Not to be confused with Crazyhearse, Barbacoa’s song is two words. Great song from WW. Northern is the first song I remember from when the Cush moved back to Texas, then came back to town to play their new album. Speaking of Texas, this next guy never came to town and it’s not music, but this is Burlington’s Kind Of Attitude.

23.) It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks (AMERICAN The Bill Hicks Story)
24.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
25.) Above My Ground – Landlady

I loved the day Landlady played at Signal Kitchen and that was what Burlington sounded like at that moment. Anyone want to bring them back to town? Many times? Contrairan is Casey Ronin Rae who guided me to a lot of great music when he wrote the music column for Seven Days so many years ago. Love his songs too! 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 – Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors – Fish
then lots of prog greatness including a full 9th Wave from Kate Bush

 

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Radio Show 75 Thursday August 21, 2014 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from sort of doing my radio show and seeing live music. I wanted to go see the Dirty Blondes so I voice-tracked all my breaks, set the songs into the queue and went over to Club Metronome to rock.

Song before: Two Places At Once – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I saw a lot of rock and roll in the past week, so let’s kick off with the next song from Ninja Jane on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) Racecar Driver – Zola Turn
2.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
3.) Scorned Woman – The Dirty Blondes

Both the Blondes and Be Aggressive are playing at Club Metronome with Dino Bravo VT at 10, so I’m recording the breaks early and will head over to the show. (Be Aggressive cancelled so Jason Cooley did a Cooleoke set). Last Saturday I saw a killer rock band play at the Fletcher Free Library.

4.) Miles From Where We Started – Tesla’s Revenge
5.) All I Want Is A Hoverboard – Wave of the Future
6.) Oklahoma Road Rage – Crazyhearse
7.) Demons – Waylon Speed

Last Saturday Waylon and ROUGH FRANCIS played a show on a ferry on Lake Champlain. The timing was too tight with work, so I went to the Fletcher Free Library to see SADG’s, Tesla’s Revenge and S.e. Ward, then headed to Nectar’s to see Wave, Burning Monk, and The Mountain Says No. Crazyhearse just took a trip across the USA and played a bunch of shows. Another killer song from the Wave ep. Saturday, Black Rabbit and Rough Francis will play at Charlie O’s in Montpelier.

8.) Black And Red – Rough Francis
9.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
10.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
11.) Forbidden Love – Pinhead

A couple of classic Burlington bands alongside two great current Burlington bands. I think the Saturday show is the debut of Jane Boxall playing with Black Rabbit, so that should be great. Up next is another song by a band who rocked the library

12.) Wrappers – SADGs
13.) Hoping That I’m Wrong – Will
14.) Wilderland – Anais Mitchell
15.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

I just love that song by Hana. Anais is playing a couple of shows on Sunday at the Wyswyg festival. I love that song from Will and both they, and SADGs are from Rutland. This next set is dedicated to Washington and Colorado.

16.) Grandma Betty – Brother Zag
17.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
18.) Space Weed Zombies – Wave Of The Future

That was Wave live at Nectar’s a few months back. They played a wonderful high energy show last Saturday when they released their new EP. Great song from the Siberians. Brother Zag, the most elusive singer in town. Here’s another great Burlington song.

19.) If You Get Lost – Swale
20.) Throw Me Away – Spill
21.) Uh-Oh – Slowdim
22.) Gentleman – Plan B

Great song from Plan B. Slowdim are from Boston and have a bunch of great songs, like that one. Killer song from the ’90’s by Spill and Swale played a killer Lost at the Precipice. Here’s another of my favorite songs.

23.) Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
24.) Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC
25.) Oscar Man – Torpedo Rodeo
26.) Sunny Side Of The Couch – The Lestons

That’s Matthew Stephen Perry‘s old band. His new one, Dino Bravo don’t have anything recorded yet, but I’ll get it to you when they do. Killer songs from Torpedeo and Peg. 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: Faith Healer – Fish
then it went into In The Mood (live) – Robert Plant
then regular programming

S.e. Ward, SadG’s, Tesla’s Revenge at Fletcher Free Library, The Mountain Says No, Wave Of The Future, Burning Monk at Nectar’s August 16, 2014   Leave a comment

I just got home from a great night of music. If I’d known the timing, I could have made the Waylon Speed & ROUGH FRANCIS boat, but working until 6, when the boat leaves at 7, was a bit iffy.

I got home around 6:20, made some food, got ready and left around 7. I went to the Fletcher Free Library, and right there, in front of the windows, was S. e. Ward playing electric guitar. The sound was a bit sparse but evoked a full band. The songs seemed to rock harder and harder as her set played out. The 20 or so people were sitting on the floor. I joined them, hard as it was. Many of her songs got me bouncing, and I need to check out her music soon!

After her show, SADGs played a hip hop set. One guy filled the sound with scratches, and the other fired out nicely articulated super-fast rhymes. I was way out of my comfort zone, but they were pretty solid.

I thought Better Things would be up next, but they said they would end the show with an acoustic set, and that NY’s Tesla”s Tesla’s Revenge would be on next. With two guitars, bass and drums they kicked out a killer set of punkish indie rock. The guitars played mostly rhythms, with a couple of hot licks here and there. The drums were powerhouse, but fluid enough to slip through all the songs changes. The bass player was pretty spectacular, and often grabbed the songs and threw them a new way. I loved everything about them, and seeing them play in a library was beautifully surreal

They wrapped up at 9:10 and The Mountain Says No were set to go on at 9:15 at Nectar’s. Thinking I had the time perfect, I walked over and stopped in front of Nectar’s and did not hear the band yet. I enjoyed chatting with Jake Styles out front for a bit, then headed in.

I got in and waited, and it was almost 10 when Mountain went on. During the wait I got to chat with Marc Scarano and Darlene Scarano for a bit, but after a while, one of those random loud jams from the stage was the band going on. They played a killer set of heavy jams and fluid open rock songs, and had me rocking from first note to last. A few songs into the set, Eric and Nathan Curtis from Gardener’s showed up. The band just got better and better including some massive guitar interplay between Jedd Kettler and Ben Maddox. I loved everything, especially Statistic and the one two closing punch of The Mountain Says No and I’m With The Bomb,

Nathan and Eric were pizza hungry, so we wandered down to Mr Mike’s for a slice. On the way back we met Theo and Erin, from Gardener’s, and talked them into coming back to the show. We hung out for a bit, then Wave of the Future sounded like they were going on. I headed as close as I could get and rocked from first note to last, minus one song. They played a couple of classics, like Super Sexy Science Party. They did a killer cover of Rock Lobster->Mesopotamia. They played the whole new EP song for song. The whole show was high energy dance music with a heavy driving rock edge. At times Luke Richer had his hands on the laptop table, but his feet were jumping. At times, Samara Lark Brown was spinning her head round and round and her hair making a centrifugal circle. The bass was driving, the drums were fast and steady. The full audience was dancing and having a great time. They rocked us hard, until we were spent, and called it a night. I always let loose when I seen them and tonight they were in perfect form.

We were getting ready to head out, but the next band, Burning Monk, a Rage Against The Machine cover band, took the stage quickly. I don’t know Rage’s music all that well, but Monk were super tight and played it really hard. Drummer Jeremy Gartner was blistering and Matthew Bryan Hagen‘s guitar kept the songs surging. After the second song, I took the easy ride home, since Nathan lives so close. It’s going to be a short/long work day tomorrow, but I have so much joy that flowed through my ears and into my heart, that I’ll find my way through.