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Radio Show 259 Thursday May 24, 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 24. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song Before: Heroes (live) – David Bowie

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Spring is bringing wave after wave of flowers. The lilacs opened up this week.

1.) Look At The Lilacs – Binger
2.) Push Me Over – Johnny Wanser
3.) Children Of The Stars – Madaila
4.) Freeway – Totally Submerged

Submerged play all over Vermont all the time. If you like that song, keep your eyes open. I love that Madaila song. Mike Luoma just sent Johnny’s music my way. I thought it would go nice with Madaila. Great song from Binger. OK, here is the next song on Engine.

5.) Visions – Kelly Ravin Music
6.) Only Human – The Brand New Luddites
7.) Just Another Day – The Nancy Druids
8.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids

Kids will be back in Vermont for a show Saturday night at Zenbarn. The Druids will be at Light Club Lamp Shop next Tuesday. I love that Luddites song. Great song from Kelly. OK, this next band will be all over Vermont in July and August. They will be playing shows at local libraries to raise funds and awareness for how they are becoming local community centers. They also have a new album coming soon.

9.) Today Is Mine – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
10.) Real World – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
11.) Enemy – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
12.) Ba Doom! – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

I love the line about how because of you I’m a feminist. That always gets attention when they play it live. Those are all great songs and you can hear them in a library near you soon. The Book Of Zoo is coming to you. OK, so last night I went out to The Monkey House and lucked into part of a set by a band from Albany.

13.) Nothing’s New – The Backseat Bullets
14.) Once More With Apathy – Mr. Doubtfire
15.) S. Fiction – Blowtorch
16.) Venus In Spurs – Barbacoa

Those last two will be at Radio Bean on Friday. Another band is playing too but I’ll mention them later. Doubtfire put on a great show last night and Bullets were a total joy. I’m so glad I caught them. This next band will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow.

17.) Shifty – The High Breaks
18.) Thank You – 8084
19.) Curveball Dreamer – Zola Turn
20.) If Only I Was Lonely – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I love that Phil song from the new Party Music album. Classic from Zola. 8084 have been playing for many years and will rock Higher Ground on Saturday. So Mike Luoma has been helping WBKM sound great and has been doing a show at noon. He took today and Friday off to follow his other passion. He writes science fiction novels and graphic novels and is at Balticon this weekend. I’d like to dedicate this to Mike.

21.) Science Fiction – Hana Zara
22.) Once Upon – Vedora
23.) We Are The Beautiful Sunsets – The Cush
24.) First Kiss – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Those are all incredible songs. OK, let’s take a nice long ride in the rain.

25.) Rainy Alley – Totally Submerged.
26.) CO2 You Later – The Tsunamibots

The bots will be at the Bean tomorrow too. My robot overlords expect your presence. 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
All Loved Up – Fish
On The Verge – The Tragically Hip
Heavy – Clever Girls
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
The Surprising – Deep Purple
The Chronicle Of The Black Sword – Hawkwind
Song Of The Swords – Hawkwind
Stormbringer – Deep Purple
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Chaos – The Church Band
Dream Police – Cheap Trick
I’d Love To Change The World – Ten Years After
Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio? – The Ramones
Keep Yourself Alive – Queen
Four Minutes/The Tide Is Turning – Roger Waters
I’ll Find My Way Home – Jon and Vangelis
The Revealing Science Of God – Yes
regular awesome programming

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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 253 Thursday April 12, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday April 12th. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Lawyers, Guns and Money – Warren Zevon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17.) Four Song Jam – The Dead Shakers

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

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

That was recorded at Nectar’s a few years back. I’m still reeling from that Lots show a couple of weeks ago. Great new song from Clever and great classic from Zola. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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Songs after
Where In The World – Fish
The Luxury – The Tragically Hip
The Envoy – Warren Zevon
In Trance – Uli Jon Roth
Emerald – Thin Lizzy
ETI – The Contrarian
Black Blade – Blue Oyster Cult
Carnage – Black Rabbit
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
She Brings Me – Sistas in the Pit
Safe To Say – SWALE
It’ll Be Okay – Let’s Whisper
Once In My Life – The Decemberists
Faded Hollow – The Cush
I Believe – Dam Kat
Cortez The Killer – The Church Band
Heavy – Clever Girls
Love Is A Stream, or Part One – Ouzkxqlzn
regular programming

 

 

The Nancy Druids and Cricket Blue at Light Club Lamp Shop March 3, 2018   Leave a comment

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

I had a great time seeing music a week ago Saturday at Light Club Lamp Shop. I had a productive day at work, visited with mom for a while, then made it downtown just in time for the show. I got in and settled and noticed two people I was not expecting to see. They had their instruments.

My focus shifted to the stage as the semi-acoustic The Nancy Druids began to play. Joined by Ariel Toohey on cello they opened with a shimmering December. The Space Between and By Design let themselves shine in that gentler guise. John switched from bouzouki to accordian for a cover of Because. Ariel left the stage and the usual trio played a version of Vondle Park (?). that felt like a cool breeze flowing through a warm summer day. John moved to electric bass and the band rocked a bit as they found Salvation all around. Sean switched from acoustic guitar to electric 12 string and they pondered the way things might have been. They picked up the pace and rocked us with I Can’t Remember Who You Were. They played a new song called Bitter Days then regaled us with the shimmering pop of Disappear. They brought the pace back up with Halo and Ann Mindell showed us how hard you can hit the drums with brushes. I think they were pretty much done at that point but a few late arrivals missed Ariel’s performance so she came back for By Design and Because to close the night.

I hung out for the break and the previously mentioned unexpected duo took the stage. Cricket Blue opened with a kind of rocking song that may have been about incandescence. The way they weave their guitars and voices feels like magic and they continued on with a song about kissing frogs. They borrowed heavily from the book of Psalms for the next one and closed with a song cycle about burning effigies to ensure a bountiful harvest. Hearing Cricket play is always a treat and I’m so happy I was there.

I was pretty tired at that point but did hang out for one song by LittleBoyBigHeadOnBike, mostly for the name. They had an old school Burlington low-fi indie sound that brought back memories as I wandered out the door.

 

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Cricket Blue pic by Tim Lewis

 

Radio Show 247 Thursday March 1, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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The Mountain Carol at Robot Dog Studio pic by Tim Lewis

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time Thursday March 1st. You can stream it from the website or this Facebook link WBKM. It will go as follows.

Song before Elected – Alice Cooper

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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 woman who has been playing all over town a lot recently.

1.) Maria – Francesca Blanchard
2.) The Way It Is – Maryse Smith
3.) Paper Doll – Matt the Gnat and the Gators
4.) My Fear Of Losing You – Milton Busker

Milton and his band will be at Light Club Lamp Shop on Monday. Matt and his gator songs will be at Nectar’s on Wednesday. Maryse will play Friday at The Gallery for the Frank DeAngelis art opening. Francesca is at Radio Bean tonight. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio.

5.) Adventure Safari – The Mountain Carol
6.) Underneath – The Mountain Carol .
7.) Shadow Puppets – The Mountain Carol .
8.) Deano – The Mountain Carol .

Thanks for playing so well Mountain! Thanks Ryan Cohen for making us sound so good and thanks Burlington Beer Company for the libations. OK, this next band have been playing around for a while and have finally released an album called Historia de un Inmigrante. Let’s dive in and take a listen.

9.) Country Cumbia – Mal Maïz
10.) Clandestino – Mal Maïz
11.) Fantasma – Mal Maïz
12.) Producto de la Mente – Mal Maïz

I’m so glad that Maiz Vargas Sandoval has brought his music to Vermont so we can learn to dance in other languages. He and the band will do a Robot Dog session later this month and that will be a lot of fun. OK, this next album feature is full of Party Music. Let’s get reaffiliated with an old friend.

13.) If Only I Was Lonely – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
14.) One Mans Trash – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
15.) Fixin’ To Die – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
16.) Send Him The Bill – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

You can pre-order the new album on Bandcamp and get two songs now. Thanks for sending the whole album Phil!! This next band are playing tonight at The Monkey House.

17.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
18.) Rental – Zeus Springsteen
19.) All My Life – Wide Wail
20.) Alienation – Black Rabbit

Great rocker from Rabbit. I thought I should toss a classic into this mix of new music. Thanks for still being great Wail. Great rocker from Zeus. I can’t wait for the new Homes album. This next band will be at the Lamp Shop on Saturday in a semi-acoustic kind of way.

21.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
22.) Black, Blue & White – The New Siberians
23.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
24.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 Vt Musicians.

That was recorded many years ago and Bernie is still out fighting the good fight. On Tuesday we hold elections and his stepdaughter Carina Driscoll is running for mayor. Wednesday is really Emma Sky and she wrote that about Burlington and how progressive values have enhanced the lives of people in our town. Great songs form Siberians and Druids. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
Raingods Dancing->Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) – Fish
Trickle Down – The Tragically Hip
Resurrection – Death World Wide
Angels Of Death – Hawkwind
Hallelujah The Hills – Hallelujah The Hills
Parallels – Yes
Smalls Change – Derek Smalls
Orange Like Water – The Cush
Afraid Of Sunlight – Marillion
Before The Deluge – The Church Band
It’s Going Down – MIDLAKE BAND
King Arthur’s Death – Children in Paradise
Third Party Politics – Ouzkxqlzn
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

 

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Happy Spangler and The Nancy Druids at The Monkey House and Julia Caesar and Clever Girls at Radio Bean January 27, 2018   Leave a comment

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Happy Spangler pic by Tim Lewis

 

I had a great time seeing music on Saturday January 27th. It was one of those days where there were six or ten great shows in town and decisions had to be made.

I got out of work and hung out for a bit then took the long walk to Winooski. I got in and settled at The Monkey House and realized that the first band on was one that I knew nothing about and really wanted to see. Happy Spangler took the stage for their debut show. With Barbara Richmond on bass, Kirk Flanagan on guitar and vocals and Michael Bradshaw on drums and backing vocals, they had a pop punk sound that brought me back through the history of Burlington’s music scene while firmly planting me in 2018. Kirk was a great front man and introduced most of the songs and they opened with one called Dave Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. They played a song about bringing you flowers when you wanted drugs. They played a song called Baby Please and one about breaking the night. They played the brand newest of the new songs called Never Let Me Go then played another love song. They sang about a sweet bit of honey and told the true story of having never seen it coming. They played a fun song called Hawks and closed the set with Elvis Costello’s Waiting for the end of the world. It was a great beginning and I can’t wait to see them again.

Up next The Nancy Druids began playing their gorgeous rock and roll music. They opened with the Sky all around them then brought us back to December. They played a powerhouse version of By Design and followed with the newish song Salvation. Just another day had that heavy rock stomp and Halo featured Ann Mindell‘s explosive drumming. They played a cool new song called Bitter Days (?) then took us on a walk through Vondle Park (?). I Can’t Remember Who You Were was epic and Sean went way off on The Space Between to close the night. They are an amazing band.

 

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The Nancy Druids pic by Tim Lewis

There was one more band at the Monkey House but I decided to try and make it to a second show. I walked back into Burlington and waited in line for a bit at Radio Bean. I had heard a lot about, but had never seen, Julia Caesar. I was still outside when they began but I could hear reasonably well and my first thought was Zola Turn. Their songs had nice melodies and rocked hard. I made it inside after a couple of songs and found a place to enjoy the rest of the show. The songs had a great strength to them and I reveled in their power. They played a song about the ground and a new one about a holy ghost. They played a song about being down below the ground and closed with one about hearing me now. I definitely need to see them again and get to know their music. They are amazing.

 

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Julia Caesar pic by Tim Lewis

Up next Clever Girls took the stage and kept it rocking. They opened with Tell Me No then shouted out the 1 2 3 4 intro to Loose Tooth. They played a new song I did not know but really liked then played an intense version of 45. They played more songs from their upcoming album such as Catch And Release and Loom. They closed the set with a heavy rocker that always gets me going. They are such a great band. I can’t wait for a new album so I can get to know their songs even better.

I didn’t hang out too long but did chat with a couple of cool people. The walk home was short and easy and I was in a blissfully happy place.

 

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Clever Girls pic by Tim Lewis