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Radio Show 235 Thursday December 7, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time December 7, 2017. You can stream it from the website above or our Facebook page link here: WBKM It will go as follows

Song before: Two Places At Once – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. If you’ve listened in at WBKM in the past few days you may have noticed that we shifted our format to be local music, but I’m still going to be in every Thursday to give you my take. Let’s begin with a legendary local performer who has been in Nebraska for the last couple of years, but still comes back and plays for is. Here is a song from her brand new album Where Amanda Is King.

1.) Hartford – Hana Zara
2.) Editor In Chief – Ryan Power
3.) Magenta Man – Rue M.
4.) The Sea Widow – Hana Zara

I’ve given the new album a couple of glancing listens and Widow and Hartford jumped out, but I think the whole album is pretty amazing. Thanks Hana! Classic song from Rue who always put on amazing shows. Cool new song from Ryan’s album They Sell Doomsday which came out in October. OK, let’s play the next song on Black, Blue and White.

5.) Make It Work – The New Siberians
6.) Crutch – Kelly Ravin
7.) Golden Crutch – SWALE
8.) Low Down Mid-December – Eastern Mountain Time

Such a great song about this time of year. That version was recorded at Robot Dog Studio a couple of weeks ago. I’m just getting to know Kelly Ravin’s new album Engine. I thought Crutch would sound good after the Siberians song then had to toss in the Swale song for obvious reasons. OK, here is the title song from Kelly’s album.

9.) Engine – Kelly Ravin
10.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner
11.) The Mime – Joe Adler
12.) You Will Fall – Kelly Ravin

Some of Kelly’s songs are more country but Fall is all out rock and roll. Great song from Joe. Empress is pretty epic and was recorded live one night at Nectar’s. OK, let’s keep rocking. This is from an album coming out soon but I got an advance copy so I can play you a few songs.

13.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen
14.) By Design – The Nancy Druids
15.) Above The Frequency – Invisible Homes
16.) Everything Will Be Eventual – Zeus Springsteen

That’s another cool new song from Zeus. That’s a classic from Homes. I saw an acoustic version of the Druids last week and it was cool. That’s a full rock as usual version from the Robot Dog session we did earlier this year. OK, this next song was recorded live at Nectar’s a few years back.

17.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future
18.) Robots Making Love – Pinhead
19.) RobotsImprovingRobots – The Tsunamibots
20.) Joey Is A Robot – Zeus Springsteen

That song is so much fun when they play live and I’m happy I have a copy now so I can share it with you. What can I say, our town just loves robots. OK, let’s keep rocking with another Burlington classic.

21.) Heartbreak Baby – Villanelles
22.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
23.) From Here – The Red Summer Sun
24.) The Anchor – Carraway

All of those songs were from the past 4-5 years and sound so great. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Full Moon Flowers – Zeus Springsteen
26.) The Mountain Carol – The Mountain Carol
27.) The Last Carol – The Cush
28.) Mary – Plan B

Plan B played around in the 80’s and that is such an epic song about searching for the good life. I want to send that out to my friend Mary Wolcott who just took off to go to France and spend a lot of time at the Louvre. Way to go. Lovely song from The Cush. I caught Mountain at Radio Bean on Monday and they were amazing. More on that soon. Thanks Zeus!! 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 next week nudge nudge wink wink…

29.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

Songs afterr
White Feather – Fish
Cemetery Sideroad – The Tragically Hip
Gold In California – The Red Telephone
Courage And Sorrow – Dam Kat
Devil Inside Me – Dam Kat
Dance On A Volcano/Los Endos – Genesis
Try To Love Part I – Dam Kat
Try To Love Part II – Dam Kat
Poet’s Moon – Fish
I Write A Poem – Dam Kat
Until We Sleep – David Gilmour
Edgar Allen Poe – Lou Reed
The Ghost In You – The Psychedelic Furs
No Regrets – Saga
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

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Radio Show 220 Thursday August 10, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG can be streamed from our website or this WBKM Facebook link. It will run from 9-11pm US Eastern Time on Thursday August 10th and will go as follows:

Song before: The Sound Of A – Alice Cooper

intro

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

1.) North Hyde Park – Hover
2.) Crazy – Clever Girls
3.) What’s To Become Of The Meaning Of Love – Daniel Romano
4.) Beach Day – Looms
5.) Automatic Sweetheart – Hammydown

Last Saturday I got to see Clever Girls play at The Monkey House with Looms and Hammydown and last night I saw Clever Girls with Daniel Romano at ArtsRiot. Tomorrow Clever Girls are playing at the Tarrant Art Gallery as part of Exhibitionists: Clever Girls at 5pm. OK, let’s play the last song on the Action EP.

6.) Everyday Weekend – 1881
7.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
8.) Another Day Closer To Nothing – Grand
9.) Epic – Laureate

Laurieate will come visit us on Sunday for a show at the Monkey House. I haven’t seen Grand for a while and hope to catch up with them soon. They are such a fun band. The Kids are at Higher Ground tonight and always put on a great show. Great song from 1881. I hope you enjoyed listening to all of the songs on their Light’s, Camera, and Action EP’s. I’ll start a new album to play song after song week after week, nest week. These next two bands will be at the Monkey House on Sunday too.

10.) From Here – The Red Summer Sun
11.) Ex-Files – Better Things
12.) Surf Showdown – The High Breaks
13.) The Territory – Hana Zara

Hana has a new album together called Where Amanda Is King. She just launched a Kickstarter to raise money to get it mastered and printed. She writes such great songs and I’m sure the new album will be terrific. The Breaks played at the Summervale festival in the Intervale earlier today. Great songs from Better and Summer. Here is a cool song that I have not heard in a while.

14.) Think I’ll Stay – Great Western
15.) Breathing In – The Hero Cycle
16.) Somewhere Far – The Red Telephone
17.) The Drone – The Cush

The Cush have played many stunning versions of that song in our town over several years. Great song from Telephone who evolved out of Envy. Hero appeared for a year or so and went away but left us with some great music. I have not seen Western in ages but they put on some great shows in the 2010’s. OK, let’s keep rocking.

18.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
19.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
20.) Alcohol Injection – Lord Silky
21.) The Path – Savage Hen

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Hen. I may have to go check them out in a couple of weeks. Silky just put out a new album and play stunning rock shows. Gas was Beano Parker’s side project and the Wards were his main band. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) An Obscene Amount Of Debt – Sink or Swim
23.) The Wolves Are Coming – Suburban Samurai
24.) We Need Bigger Knives – As We Were
25.) Welcome To The Hellmouth – Doom Service

Doom have been playing some shows but I have not caught up with them in a while. I’ll have to change that sometime. As used to play some great punk for us but I have not seen them around lately. Samurai were in town a couple of weeks ago. Swim just played out west. OK, let’s keep rocking.

26.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
27.) Jackbooted Thugs (Have All The Best Drugs) – Anders Parker
28.) Song About The Ocean – Dino Bravo VT
29.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great song form David and the band who are playing all over Vermont right now, and are recording a new album. Great new classic from Dino. Anders will be in Montpelier on Friday and at ArtsRiot on Saturday. Rabbit always rock. Oh, and I had to play Freeway to set up the next two songs. 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
Whiplash – Fish
Dynamite Road – Alice Cooper
Ronnie James Dio Medley – Metallica
Fireball – Alice Cooper
Delirious – The Church Band
Paranormal – Alice Cooper
Make It Work – The New Siberians
Rats – Alice Cooper
I Know Right – The Mountain Says No
Holy Water – Alice Cooper
Elevator – SWALE
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 194 Thursday February 9, 2017 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM 107.1FM will run from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be streamed from the Facebook page link above. It will go as follows:

Song before: Joan Crawford – Blue Oyster Cult

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been another cold and warm and clear and snowy week in Vermont. That does not stop us from doing what we do. I want to dedicate this first song to Rich Haskell and anyone who likes to get in their car and drive, no matter what.

1.) Driving All Alone – Danny LeFrancois
2.) Freeway – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
3.) Silence Kills – Secret Heliotropes
4.) I’ll get Wise – Anachronist

Great song from the central Vermont band. I’d seen Heliotropes listed on show bills but have never seen them. That may have to change. Great songs by David and Danny. OK, last week I finished the last song on Shovel Down so now I need to play a new album, song after song, week after week until it’s done. Let’s begin with the title song from the new album by Kat Wright Official

5.) By My Side – Kat Wright
6.) Last Love – Myra Flynn Music
7.) Secret – Madaila
8.) Freak Out Friday – Rue M.

Rue pop up now and then to help us dance dramatically. Great song from Madaila. Myra is a true treasure. So are Kat and the band, as you will hear over the next several weeks. OK, let’s keep the flow going.

9.) Unveiled – Pours
10.) Strings – Binger
11.) Gazerbeam – The Mountain Says No
12.) The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian

Casey Merlin Rae used to sing in bands and write about music in town and was just back a couple of weeks ago to sing for the Rocketsled reunion. He was good friends with Sandy Pearlman and just put out an album of Blue Oyster Cult covers. That was one of them. Great new song from Mountain from the upcoming Golden Landfill album. Great songs from Binger and Pours. Since I just played a cover song, I think I will continue for the next set.

13.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
14.) Breathe – Ninja Custodian
15.) Is It My Body? – Peg Tassey MUSIC
16.) ETI (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) – The Contrarian

I just had to play another Contrarian song. Classic cover of the Alice Cooper song by Peg. Ninja always did some fun covers. That’s a great take on Pink Floyd. Great cover of the Rolling Stones song by Bridget. So, The Snaz just released a new album called Sensitive Man.

17.) Spit N’ Fluff – The Snaz
18.) We’re Closed – Blue Button
19.) Blind Pigs – ROUGH FRANCIS
20.) This Ain’t The Summer Of Love – The Contrarian.

The Francis song has the line about I thought it was the summer of love so I had to play another Contrarian song. Francis will play Higher Ground tomorrow and Blue Button will open. Snaz played there last week. Thanks HG for sponsoring us at WBKM.ORG. This next band are from Montreal but will return to The Monkey House on Sunday.

21.) Epic – Laureate
22.) Room To Grow – The Red Summer Sun
23.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
24.) Rejected – Black Rabbit

The last time I saw Laureate Rabbit opened the show. Doom and Red Summer are playing with them on Sunday. OK, let’s go back to the 1990’s.

25.) Sunflower Street – David Jarvis
26.) Who Do You Love? – The Red Newts
27.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
28.) God On Our Side – Wire Train

Back in the early ’80’s Wire Train came and played Hunt’s a few times and I had a great time seeing them. That’s a great cover of the Dylan song. Cricket are just so amazing. I should have played an original Newts song but thought that was fun, and I’m playing covers anyway. They are at Sidebar tonight. Great song from Dave. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

Songs after:
So Fellini-Lucky-Internal Exile-Market Square Heroes (live) – Fish
Faith Without Works – Cell15
Running Hard (live) – Renaissance
Break – Slingshot Dakota
Stumble – Andriana Chobot
Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
ME 262 – The Contrarian
Black Blade (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Seven Screaming Diz-Busters (live) – Blue Oyster Cult
Blow At High Dough (live) – The Tragically Hip
Megaphone – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Radio Show 174 Thursday September 8, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM pic by Tim Lewis

WBKM pic by Tim Lewis

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM will go as follows:

Song before: I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I want to thank Higher Ground for sponsoring the station. They’ve got The English Beat and Of Montreal in town this week, among others. There has been a ton of great music played in town in the last few weeks and I will highlight a lot of it tonight. Let’s begin with an artist who played around town a couple of years ago, including a rock show at the Fletcher Free Library, who finally released some of her songs.

1.) High And Mighty – S.e. Ward
2.) The Worst Part – Bethany Conner Music
3.) The Birds Of Parks Slope – Eastern Mountain Time
4.) Pas d’sa Faute – Francesca Blanchard

Francesca put on a great show at Summervale a couple of weeks ago. She will be at Spruce Peak on October 1st if you want to check her out live. Great song from Sean Hood‘s band. Bethany is a young singer songwriter with lots of promise. Yea, I finally have some of S.e. Ward’s music to play. Yea. This next singer will stop by the studio and play for us live in a couple of weeks, when he gets back from Iceland.

5.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
6.) Happy Birthday Harry – Hana Zara
7.) More Than Gold – Ryan Fauber and Samara Lark Brown
8.) Brother Of Mine – Mike Brewster Music

I want to thank Mike for sending that song to me. I want to send that one out to my brother Ken and to everyone’s brother, whether it’s a brother by blood or a bond that is formed. Great song from Ryan and Samara. I am still thrilled about seeing Hana a couple of weeks ago at Light Club Lamp Shop. Sadly true song from Jeremy Gilchrist. OK, last week I played the last song on Lendway‘s Giant Places album so now it’s time to start a new album to play song by song, week after week, until all the songs are played. This next album has some great songs and intriguing music. The album is called Song For My Double and the band is Invisible Homes.

9.) :Little Song – Invisible Homes
10.) Ladybug – Ninja Custodian
11.) Pitseleh – Milton Busker
12.) She Has Your Name – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

Phil Yates and the band played a cool show last week at Switchback Brewing Company. I’m loving Milton’s new album You Are What You Pretend To Be. With all the new music I’m playing tonight, I had to toss in the Ninja classic. Great song from Homes. This next band shut down a section of Main St on Sunday and threw a giant party.

13.) Starman – Madila
14.) Live A Certain Life – Marco Benevento
15.) Kaleidoscope – Arc Iris
16.) Give Me All Your Love – Madaila

You just have to love Madaila for pulling off such cool shows. Great song too. Iris played Sunday night as part of the festival, but played upstairs at Club Metronome. They played Joni Mitchell’s album Blue, so they did not play that song. Hopefully, they will come back and play it for us soon. Marco and his band played on Main St and played that song from his new album The Story Of Fred Short. Hmmmm, Madaila. I want to thank Bobby Hackney Jr.for inviting me, and most of Burlington’s musicians and artists, to his birthday party recently.

17.) Black And Red – ROUGH FRANCIS
18.) Living Arrangements – The Red Summer Sun
19.) The Wolves Are Coming – Suburban Samurai
20.) Casanova With A K – Better Things

It was cool to see Sun, Samurai and Better at 242 Main recently. All three rocked hard. Hmmm, Rough Francis. I saw a band (Zeus Springsteen) that evolved out of this next band do this next song last night at The Monkey House.

21. Lights Of Montreal – Lobot
22.) Bidets And Confused – Sad Turtle
23.) Bird On The Sea – The New Siberians
24.) Such A Scene – Wood Coats

I want to thank David Anderson for turning me on to Coats. Another great new song from the Siberians. Turtle have a new album coming soon, and it sounds like it could be very good. It was so cool to see Zeus play the Lobot song. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Outro

Songs after: Crucifix Corner – Fish
Superstar – I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
The Crucifixion – I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
John Nineteen Forty-One – I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack
He’s Dying – Children in Paradise

The Red Summer Sun, Suburban Samurai, and Better Things at 242 Main August 27, 2016   Leave a comment

Better Things at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Better Things at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

I had a great time seeing music Saturday night at 242 Main. I had plenty of time after work to get downtown and into the super hot sweaty club by the 7:30 start time. The Red Summer Sun hit the stage fast and loud. With a singer/electric guitar player, and electric guitar player, bass, and drums they had a ’90’s alt rock sound played at punk speed. The bass player and guitar player were constantly bouncing and spinning as they threw their bodies at the notes. The singer had a nice voice and the drummer was rock solid. Their set was short but energetic. They played their whole EP and a couple of newer songs and were lots of fun.

 

 

 

The Red Summer Sun at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

The Red Summer Sun at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

During the set break we all moved outside into the cooler evening air. I ended up chatting with Ryan Cohen about the music scene from past to present until it sounded like the next band were set.

Everyone moved inside as Suburban Samurai began to play. They are a trio with singer/electric guitar, bass and drums and had more of a classic punk sound. They mixed in some pop elements but mostly just rocked hard. As the intensity of the music built a few members of the audience began to mosh and everyone was having fun. Their set was short as well, but very powerful. I will have to check into them more.

 

 

Suburban Samurai at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Suburban Samurai at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

 

 

Again, during the set break everyone moved out of the club to get some air and cool down. It was not long until a loud noise from inside signaled that it was time for the headliners. Better Things were there to release their new album Getting Worse. They are a four-piece with a singer/electric guitar player, electric guitar player/singer, bass, and drums. Their sound also has roots in the ’90’s, nice harmonies, and heavy rock. Their set was a bit longer and consisted mostly of songs from the excellent new album. There is something earnest and insistent about their music that intrigues me. I’ve seen them play a few times and they keep making me want to come back. After 45 minutes of blisteringly intense music they called it a night but the audience demanded an encore. They set the instruments and microphones aside, the guitarist picked up an acoustic and they had the audience huddle to the stage. They sang a beautiful song about the struggles of life every day. The effect was a beautiful mix of simplicity and magic.

As the last notes faded out I returned to the cool night air and took a happy and bouncy walk home.

 

 

Better Things at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis

Better Things at 242 Main August 27 2016 pic by Tim Lewis