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The Mountain Carol, David West, and David Vassalotti at The Monkey House June 27, 2018   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Carol pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music Wednesday night at The Monkey House I got out of work at 8, settled for a moment, and took the rainy walk to Winooski. I ordered a drink as The Mountain Carol began to play. I had listened to their new album Starkiller And The Banshees a lot, and expected to be able to figure out all of the songs, however as their sound enveloped the room I got lost in the flow. The opening song had allusions to lightning flashing and set a beautiful mood. They dropped it into Dino and rocked that lovely song. The next one might have been The Party’s Over, but whatever it was, it took us on a fun journey. At some point the light got turned just right and a shadow began to appear at the side of the stage. Shadow Puppets followed and was luscious. The next song had questions and answers and I think it was Under Neath. They closed the night by taking us to the Rio Grande for an Adventure Safari. It was a beautiful show.

Up next David West took the stage and began playing his guitar. He created loop after loop, then swapped the guitar for a microphone and sang over it. The sound had a bit of a honky tonk base with an electronica vibe. He played a few songs that way then towards the end, he set it all up and walked off stage towards the bathrooms while still singing. The effect of watching music coming from an empty stage was intriguing.

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David West pic by Tim Lewis

The set break was short and David Vassalotti took the stage. He had a guitar, many effects and began with some heavy soundscaping. He sang a song about wishing well and a season in hell. He sang about it not being a lie ’cause it’s true. He asked who made the sun for everyone and sang about a new girl in town. He set down the guitar and used the effects to play the last song as he sang about falling out of context.

Shortly after the last note faded, I settled up and walked into the rain for the long walk home.

 

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David Vassalotti pic by Tim Lewis

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Radio Show 262 Thursday June 14, 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 June 14. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Once In My Life – The Decemberists

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

1.) A Locally Specific Blues – Jason Baker
2.) Goner – REDadmiral
3.) Destiny Waits – Kind Bud’s Kind Dubs
4.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue

Cricket will put on their usual amazing performance at Magic Hat tomorrow. Kind Bud will be at the Double E in Essex tomorrow. Cool songs from Jason and the Admiral. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio and rock out.

5.) Parasite – Miku Daza
6.) Flaca Daza – Miku Daza
7.) Sugar Rush – Miku Daza
8.) Panic – Miku Daza

That was such a great rocking performance. Thanks Miku!! Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great, thanks to Sam for helping out with the setup and tear down, thanks to Christian (I hope I got that right) and Phoebe Zorn for the great film work on the video, and finally, I want to thank Burlington Beer Company for the lovely libations. OK, let’s play the last song(s) from Engine.

9.) Empty All Of Your Guns/Pretend (?) – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
11.) Coast To Ghost – Doom Service

I’ve been listening to their album The Uncanny Doom Service a lot lately and that song just keeps jumping out. Great rocker from Kelly that sounds louder than last week. Guns is the last song on the album, but the track has an unaccredited bonus song and I had to include it. I’ll pick a new album to begin playing song after song, week after week until it’s done. OK, let’s rock.

12.) Broken Radio – The Cush
13.) I Like Flowers And I’m Not Afraid To Say It – Peg Tassey MUSIC
14.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
15.) So They Say – The New Siberians

Great song from their recent album. Wanted and Flowers went back to the ’90’s and Radio is quite new. This is a new song from a performer who was at Shelburne Vineyard last Saturday.

16.) Shut Up And Kiss Me – Myra Flynn Music
17.) Practicing – Steady Betty
18.) London – Tom Pearo
19.) Judgment Day – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

That’s from the upcoming Book Of Zoo album. David was on VPR earlier today talking about the upcoming tour to raise funds for, and to highlight the importance of Vermont’s libraries. It will run from late June to August all over our state. Cool song from Tom who will be at Nectar’s on Saturday. Betty rocked that club last weekend and great song from Myra. OK, this next guy will be at Zenbarn tomorrow.

20.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker
21.) Severed – The Decemberists
22.) Essex Ferry – The Mountain Carol
23.) One Of A Kind – Adam Rabin

That’s a cool new song that Adam just released. Great song form Carol’s new album Starkiller and The Banshees. I’ve been listening to it a lot and love the whole album. The Decemberists put on a great show Saturday at the Shelburne Museum and that song really jumped out. Milton is so great. This next band will be at ArtsRiot on Wednesday.

24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Gold In California – The Red Telephone

Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton from RT will play a show in town very soon. 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:
Goldfish & Clowns – Fish
The Last Of The Unplucked Gems – The Tragically Hip
Courage – The Tragically Hip
Ripples – Genesis
In the Garden Of Mystic Lovers – Francis Dunnery
Not I – Andriana Chobot
And Dream Of Sheep – Kate Bush
I Believe – Dam Kat
The Globe – Landlady
Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
Monsters Are Due On Main Street – Doom Service
Havana Affair – The Ramones
Innocent Exile – Iron Maiden
Assassing – Marillion
Ripple – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
regular awesome programming

 

Radio Show 260 Thursday May 31, 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 May 31. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Humble Stance – Saga

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I love to play this first song around this time of year.

1.) Last Day Of May – The Red Telephone
2.) Happy New Year – Ninja Custodian
3.) Finder – Madelines
4.) Sky – The Nancy Druids

It was great to see the Druids Tuesday night at Light Club Lamp Shop. Finder is a classic from the ’90’s. Such great songs from Ninja and Telephone. OK, let’s play the next song on Engine.

5.) One For The Road – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Silver And Gold – Waylon Speed!
7.) I Didn’t Know You Were a Wizard – Colin Nicholas Clary
8.) Mr Reed – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band are amazing and that’s such a great song. I love the build in Wizard. Nice epic from Speed and great song from Kelly. Telephone and the Druids are 3/4ths of Envy so let’s play one of their songs.

9.) Bomb – Envy
10.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
11.) Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
12.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

When isn’t it time to save the world? Great song from Ruckzuck that makes me think of all of the flowers blooming everywhere. I played the Envy song since it’s so great, and played the Mountain song ’cause I thought they would go well together. OK, this next band have a show at ArtsRiot on Saturday for an album release.

13.) Sealab – Bison
14.) Nobody’s Business – Myra Flynn Music
15.) Earth Ain’t Dirt – Mycelium MC
16.) If I Knew – Binger

Cool song from Binger. Truth from the MC. Myra will be at Shelburne Vineyards a week from Saturday. Cool song from Bison. Say, do you ever look up to the Lord above and wonder why? This next song may be for you.

17.) You’re Not Listening – Forest Gray
18.) Mama – Ivamae
19.) I Got A Job – Maryse Smith
20.) Soul Piggy Bank – SWALE
21.) Paycheck – Slingshot Dakota
22.) I Need A Raise – Cave Bees
23.) Rejected – Black Rabbit
24.) I Quit – Blotto

I want to dedicate most of that set to people who work for a living. You know what I mean. I had to play the Ivamae song since I’m so happy that she got her Kickstarter funded. OK, let’s take a ride downtown.

25.) Hippo Nose – Chris Alley
26.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
27.) Purpose And Object – The Contrarian
28.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy
29.) Dino – The Mountain Carol

Carol’s new album comes out tomorrow. Great song from the classic VT band. I love that rocker from the Contrarian. I saw Joe play that song last week at Radio Bean. Great song from Chris and the All Stars band. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Blind To The Beautiful – Fish
Fiddler’s Green – The Tragically Hip
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Waking The Witch – Kate Bush
The ConstrucKtion Of Light – King Crimson
The Sleep Of No Dreaming – Porcupine Tree
In The Mood – Robert Plant
Hymnalayas – Gong
Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
When Med Did Rock – Derek Smalls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Heavy – Clever Girls
regular awesome programming.

Radio Show 257 Thursday May 10, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Brand New Luddites pic by Tim Lewis

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The Tsunamibots pic by Tim Lewis

 

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 10. It can be streamed from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – Blue Oyster Cult

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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 trip over to Robot Dog Studio for an interview and performance by The Brand New Luddites.

1.) Complacent – The Brand New Luddites.
2.) Poison Electricity – The Brand New Luddites.
3.) Only Human – The Brand New Luddites.
4.) Plastique Dinner – The Brand New Luddites.
5.) Transmission Hope – The Brand New Luddites.

6.) 010010 – The Tsunamibots
7.) Short Circuit – The Tsunamibots
8.)) Android Anxiety – The Tsunamibots
9.) Co2 U Later – The Tsunamibots

I really want to thank Ryan Cohen for making us sound so great and smooth. OK, Let’s dive in and play a ton of sweet songs.

10.) Prime – Black Rabbit
11.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
12.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
13.) Right Bright Lord – The Mountain Says No

I think that is my favorite Mountain song, but I say that about so many of their new songs. Great song from Francis who put on a ferocious show at Waking Windows. I love the Vetica song and Rabbit rocked WW hard too. OK, here is the next song on the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week. It’s the title song.

14.) Engine – Kelly Ravin Music
15.) Hopin’ That I’m Wrong – Will
16.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara
17.) 45 – Clever Girls

I missed Clever at WW, but fortunately, so did the lightning. Great song form Hana. It was cool to run into Eoin and Dave at WW. Great song from Kelly. This next song always fills me with hope.

18.) The Possibility Shop – The Red Telephone
19.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
20.) Safe To Say – SWALE
21.) By Design – The Nancy Druids

It was great to see Druids at WW. I love that Swale song. Same goes for the Hero song. Sean from Telephone and Druids may have a show coming up in the near future with Matt Hutton so we may get to hear some Telephone songs live soon. I love this next song.

22.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
23.) Able To Breathe – Peter Burton
24.) Lovely Day – gneiss
25.) I Ruined The Moon – Ruckzuck

I think Ruckzuck are coming back in a couple of months. I can’t wait to see them again. Lovely is such a beautiful song. Great songs from Peter and Carol. All of those are from Robot Dog sessions and the first three feature the studio piano. OK, we’re running late but I’m going to play one more set. This song just fills me.

26.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
27.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
28.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker

Those songs are all so great. 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
Margaret – Marillion
Three Pistols – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
Sparks – The Color Exchange
Satellite – Guster
It’ll Be OK – Let’s Whisper
When The Nights Get Long – Carraway
Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
Courage & Sorrow – Dam Kat
The Surprising – Deep Purple
Down The Hours – Edensong
The Awful Ache – The Church
On Top Of The World – Deep Purple
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
Break – Slingshot Dakota
Heavy – Clever Girls

regular awesome programming

Radio Show 256 Thursday May 3, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Carraway at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday May 3rd. It can be streamed from the website of here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before Changes – David Bowie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to begin by welcoming Mike Luoma to WBKM. It was fun to chat with him earlier today. He’s helping with the programming and asked me to put together a file with some of the greatest local songs. I put 178 songs into it, but need to add more. Here are four of them.

1.) It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
2.) The Art Of Giving In – 1881
3.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
4.) In Waves – Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association

Sarah’s from Massachusetts but visits us often. I wanted one of her songs to highlight all of the New England bands who come to town a lot. Telephone grew out of the legendary local band Envy. That song is so sweet. 1881 are just amazing. Let’s Whisper always fill my heart with smiles. OK, here’s a treat for us all. Let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for some live music from a wonderful band.

5.) Raising The Dead – Carraway
6.) St Patrick’s Day – Carraway
7.) Kool – Carraway
8.) Time To Save The World – Carraway

I want to thank the band for being so amazing. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for making us sound great. Carraway are playing Saturday at Higher Ground with lovelytheband. OK, this weekend all of Winooski will be taken over by hundreds of bands in a giant festival called Waking Windows. The rest of tonight’s show will be filled with a few of the local bands who will perform. Let’s begin with Kelly Ravin who’s album Engine is the one I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

9.) Telescope – Kelly Ravin Music
10.) Hang ‘Em High School – Barbacoa
11.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson Music
12.) Owen – Clever Girls

The girls will rock the Rotary stage in the middle of it all on Friday night. Barbacoa and Lowell will be on the main stage. Kelly will be at McKee’s. These next bands will play Friday night too.

13.) As Glass – Wren Kitz
14.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
15.) If I Knew – Binger
16.) The Big One – The High Breaks

The Breaks will be at Water Works on Friday. Binger will be at Four Quarters Brewing. Carol will be at Scout & Co and Wren will be at Lucky Cloud. These next two bands will play Friday night at Last Stop Sorts Bar.

17.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
18.) Strawberry Blonde – Dino Bravo VT
19.) Don’t Look Back – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy

Cancer will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday and it’s nice to have that classic ’90’s band back in action, now and then. Francis will play the main stage on Saturday. This next band will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday.

21.) Taung Child – The Dead Shakers
22.) Hands – J Bengoy
23.) Wanderer – Francesca Blanchard
24.) Felon – SWALE
25.) Ships – Anais Mitchell

Anais will be at the Methodist Church on Sunday. Swale will be there on Saturday. Francesca will be at Scout & Co on Saturday. Bengoy and the Shakers will be at Lucky Cloud on Saturday. Well, that’s all the time we have tonight. I could do another hour and not get to all of the local bands who will play Waking Windows. Lots of national bands will be coming to town too so it should be completely amazing. 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
Raingods Dancing – Fish
Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Bring It All Back – The Tragically Hip
Echoes On – Cones
The First of May – Colin Nicholas Clary
Go Ahead – farm
Lovely Day – gneiss
Palace Of Tears – Radio Underground
Watcher Of The Skies – Genesis
Needle Gun – Hawkwind
Sea Of Red – Judas Priest
Rock And Roll Transplant – Derek Smalls
The Friends Of Mr Cairo – Jon and Vangelis
Heavy – Clever Girls
Jigsaw – Marillion
regular programming

 

Radio Show 250 Thursday March 22, 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 can be streamed from the website or here WBKM It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time tonight and go as follows.

Song before It’s Hard – The Who

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s nice to see Spring and all that sunshine today. Let’s begin with a band of humans who will stand up to their robot overlords The Tsunamibots

1.) Complacent – The Brand New Luddites
2.) Garabato Funderal – Mal Maïz
3.) Tenderness – The New Siberians
4.) Acolytes – The Brand New Luddites

I can’t wait until they release the album where the Luddites and the Bots have it out. Great rocker from the Siberians and cool piece by Maiz. This next band rocked this song hard last Saturday at The Skinny Pancake Burlington

5.) Everyone Likes To – SWALE
6.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button
7.) Mad Reactor – Blowtorch
8.) Captain 20 – Barbacoa
9.) Mad Mary Jonnes – THE VACANT LOTS

The Lots will be in town tomorrow at Foam Brewers. Blowtorch and Barbacoa will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow. Button rock hard. Swale too. This next band will be at Rathaus on Saturday.

10.) Super Battle Droids – Grease Face
11.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
12.) Ornan – Dirty Blondes
13.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT

Cool rockers from Dino and the Blondes. Doom will be at Big Heavy World on Saturday. OK, let’s keep rocking.

14.) Queen Of Hostility – Doll Fight
15.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
16.) Falling In And Out Of Sleep – Envy
17.) A Different Machine – Elephants of Scotland

That’s a nice new remix of the song. Envy rocked us in the 90’s, Cannons rocked us in the 00’s and Doll rocked us in the ’10’s. OK, lets keep rocking.

18.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin
19.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
20.) Waiting – ROUGH FRANCIS
21.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica

Vetica always rocked hard. Francis just booked a show in May. Cool song from Phil’s upcoming album. Kelly is amazing. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) What’s Inside A Thing – Zeus Springsteen
23.) Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
24.) No Magic – Hellascope
25.) Willow II – Tyler Daniel Bean

Great rocker from Tyler. Hella are amazing. Great Husker Du cover from Rabbit. The Zeus and Rabbit songs were recorded at Robot Dog Studio. As we move into spring the darkness is ample but the light is shining in.

26.) Shadow And Act – Invisible Homes
27.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol
28.) Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
29.) Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot
30.) When The Nights Get Long – Carraway

I hope you enjoyed the journey between dark and light and the rest of the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after:
The Field – Fish
Little Bones – The Tragically Hip
The Devil went Down To Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band
Evil Never Dies – Judas Priest
Something I Drew – farm
Part III The Nightmare – Children in Paradise
Children Of The Grave – Black Sabbath
Children Of The Sea – Black Sabbath
Children Of The Sun – Judas Priest
Stargazer – Rainbow
Signify – Porcupine Tree
Then – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Man On The Side – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming.

The Mountain Carol at Radio Bean March 9, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a week ago Friday at Radio Bean. I had been running errand after errand after errand and was a bit worn out and called out of work. I got in a nice visit with mom and caught a long later afternoon early/evening nap. I woke up a little fuzzy, got myself out the door and took the lovely walk down to the 10pm show. I had been studying some of The Mountain Carol‘s music and smiled as they began with their namesake song. It flowed into something else and I was lost in the usual dreamy trance they create. The third song was something about how I’ve got to know you and I was in a happy place. They played a great version of Shadow Puppets and the usual stranger began stalking the room. A new song had a bit of an upbeat big band sound, while still in the confines of the dreamy whispy elegant music they purvey. I’m not sure if it was Essex Fair or Essex Ferry but it was cool. They kept the room filled with their gorgeous sound on a song I did not catch anything about, and one in which their intentions were pure. They played a fun version of Dino, played another cool one that I will have to learn soon and wrapped the night with The Never Ending.

I wordlessly said hello to Bruce, the singer/keyboard player, then slipped out the door and into the lovely walk home. Their music fills my heart and the show left me smiling for days.

 

 

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