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Radio Show 119 Thursday July 16, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from doing my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org, and seeing Arc Iris at Light Club Lamp Shop right after. On my show I highlighted some of the music happening in town this week and the big Neil Young show coming up Sunday in Essex. Of course, I highlighted it with local bands doing Neil. As for Arc Iris, they were great this afternoon at Summervale and simply stunning tonight at the Lamp Shop.

Songs before: Canadian Cowboy – Arc Iris
Hey Hey, My My – Neil Young and Crazy Horse

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s summertime and there are sunflowers everywhere. Twilight has fallen upon the city and there is music in the air. Kat Wright and the band are playing Battery Park this evening and Arc Iris played at the Intervale festival this afternoon. I caught most of Arc’s set and it was just fantastic. So delicate and precise and majesticly angelic. Some of the subtleties were lost in the audience’s lack of focus, but for those of us who listened, it was magical. Music is like that. It’s so powerful and fulfilling and then just evaporates. Some music only exists when the band is playing it and is never recorded. From then on, it lives only as a memory. This is a song that it could have happened to, but happily the band recorded it and just released it. I’m so happy to be able to play it whenever I want now. This is Sober by Vedora on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) Sober – Vedora
2.) Good Medicine – Swale
3.) Powderfinger – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and the band played a show of all Neil Young songs last year at the WBKM birthday party, and I’m psyched to have a recording of it. A lot of people are excited about Neil coming to town on Sunday. Swale played a killer version of that last Friday at Nectar’s including the killer guitar solo. Hmmm, Vedora. This next band are at The Monkey House tomorrow.

4.) Nothing To Prove – Vows
5.) Bare Trees – Vedora
6.) Hustle – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
7.) Lost On Me – Arc Iris

They were great this afternoon and I can’t wait to see them again after this show. I’ll likely miss the beginning of the show, but catch what I can. I could hear a tiny bit of Kat and the band as I walked downtown, and they always sound great. Another killer song from the new Vedora album that was recorded at Signal Kitchen. Eastern Mountain Time are releasing an album tomorrow but I could not find any of their music. Here are the other two bands who are playing with them.

8.) I got A Job – Maryse Smit
9.) Might As Well Settle – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
10.) Sunflower Street – David L. Jarvis
11.) Summertime – Peg Tassey MUSIC

A couple of great songs from Burlington’s illustrious ’90’s. Sean from Eastern opened for Phil Yates when he released his album, so it’s nice the Affiliates are returning the favor. Ok, here comes the next song on JV, the album I’m playing all the way through, song after song, week after week.

12.) Restaurant – The Mountain Says No
13.) Double Line – Black Rabbit
14.) Womb With A View – Heavy Plains
15.) Black And Red – ROUGH FRANCIS

Francis played a killer show at Nectar’s with Swale and Plains. I was elated to finally see HP. I loved their first song but Womb is the one I’ve been walking around with in my head. Killer new Rabbit song. OK, let’s play another new Vedora song.

16.) Floating – Vedora
17.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Seth Yacovone Band

Killer version of the Neil classic. This next band are kicking off their summer tour Saturday at Radio Bean.

18.) Sequoia I – Binger
19.) Who’s Fault Was That? – The Snaz
20.) Showdown At The Blue Moon Hotel – Jerichovox
21.) Sequoia III – Binger

If you go to the Binger show, be ready to dance, for a long time. Killer song from Vox. They will be at the Monkey House on Wednesday. The Snaz are at Nectar’s on Saturday playing an early show at 7. OK, let’s go back to the ’80’s for a killer Neil Young cover.

22.) Cinnamon Girl – Ninja Custodian
23.) Down By The River->Like A Hurricane – The Seth Yacovone Band.

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
Tonight’s The Night – Neil Young

 

Radio Show 109 Thursday May 7, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from from doing my local music radio show on internet only Wbkm Dot Org. Considering how I placed the songs tonight I likely should have used The Old And They Young by MIDLAKE BAND as the song before, but considering the past couple of days, I had to use Flood of Sunshine.

Song before: Flood Of Sunshine – The Posies

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds of Burlington. It’s a warm night and the last couple of days have felt like we just had spring for a few days, and now it feels like summer. This is Sarah Blacker on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind of Music.

1.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker
2.) All The Kids – The New Siberians
3.) Our Work Is Never Done – PossumHaw
4.) The North – Hana Zara

I love the reference to the painted buildings in Burlington’s Old North End in that song. Great song from PossumHaw! That’s a super brand new song from Siberians. I’ve got the windows open and it feels like a warm summer night. This next artist used to be mayor of Burlington and now he’s running for President.

5.) We Shall Overcome – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and thirty Vermont artists
6.) Destiny Waits – Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds
7.) Sweet Angel – Robert Gagnon

Lovely song by Bob! Bud and Budd are such excellent guitar players. If you like the guitar, make sure you check them out sometime. Speaking of great guitar players you really should check out.

8.) New Atlantis – Aaron Flinn
9.) At The Diner – Zoot Wilson
10.) Evel Kinevel – Guppyboy
11.) Rocketsled’s Funky Main Man Meets Big Joe On Church Street – Phish & Richard Haupt.

Richard showed a lot of heart playing the clarinet on Church Street every day for years. It’s cool that Phish backed him up on that. Nice cover of the Chainsaws Of Babylon by Guppy. It almost had a Legend Of A Mind sweep to it. Killer song by Zoot. Aaron is playing at Radio Bean Tuesday at nine, if you want to check him out, and you really should if you can. So, speaking of Big Joe.

12.) Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone – Big Joe Burrell & The Unknown Blues Band
13.) Sunflower Street – David L. Jarvis
14.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
15.) Glory Bound – Maryse Smith

Yet another great song from Maryse’s new album The Way It Is. Kat and the band are just so good. It’s not quite sunflower time yet, but there are tons of flowers blooming around town. Here is another cool new song.

16.) The Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist
17.) Double Dare Ya – Steph Pappas
18.) Somebody Up There Loves Me – The Starline Rhythm Boys
19.) 40 Days – Better Things

BT are playing lots of shows and writing lots of music and are really good. Rhythm Boys have been playing around for years and are still going strong. Steph’s been making music in our town for a long time too. Let’s continue on through Swale’s album The Next Instead.

20.) Popular Crowd – Swale
21.) That’s That Is Is – Ninja Custodian
22.) Bullet – REDadmiral
23.) Yours Sincerely – Persian Claws
24.) Be A Good Citizen (NYC Mix) – Pinhead

Classic song with lots of good advice. The Claws are always fun! I’ve got to put in the effort to catch Admiral sometime soon. Classic from Ninja. This next artist has played tons of great shows for years and is getting a lifetime achievement award at Nectar’s tomorrow. It is extremely well deserved.

25.) Nighttime Fades – Seth Yacovone Band
26.) Film Called Life – Jer Coons
27.) How It Goes – Blue Button
28.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates & The Affiliates

I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we?

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I just saw Avengers Age of Ultron today so I will pick this song:

Song after: Moving Targets (live) – Fish

 

Radio Show 89 Thursday December 4, 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 promised some punk rock and some classic rock, and think I delivered. I also threw in some experimental new stuff.

Song before: Orion – Jethro Tull

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s a chilly night in Burlington. There are a few people waking out and down the beautifully lit Church st. Tonight let’s start with a recording from Nectar’s from the WBKM 7th birthday party a couple of weeks ago. This is the Seth Yacovone Band playing some Neil Young & Crazy Horse on WBKM and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old & Insane Donkey
2.) Little Wing – Bob Wagner and the Book “em Blues Band

Both of those were recorded at the WBKM 7th birthday party. There is an amazing amount of talent in those two bands! This next band played our birthday show too, but I don’t have a recording of it. This is two great guitarists from another live show.

3.) Destiny Waits – Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds
4.) These Summer Nights – Sarah Blacker
5.) Lean In – When Particles Collide

I love that song from the great duo from Maine. Sarah is from Boston but plays Burlington now and then too. Great guitar playing and singing from the Buds. I’ve just been handed a bulletin. This just in, punk rock is alive and well in Burlington Vermont!

6.) Hello World – Screaming Skulls
7.) Green Peaks Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
8.) Vermont City Living – Gorgon
9.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
10.) Black Oil – Doom Service

Great song about the X-Files in the DS song. They’ve been playing lots of shows in town lately. Love the BA song. Gorgon always rock. Skulls is a new band with Justin Gonyea who is also in Doom. Grip are playing this weekend at Radio Bean. Friday has three can’t miss shows, so I’ll have to miss two. Dino Bravo VT and Crazyhearse are playing The Monkey House, Black Rabbit and Cave Bees are playing Manhattan Pizza and Pub, and ROUGH FRANCIS are celebrating their birthday with Friday and Saturday shows at Radio Bean. Friday they are playing with Varsity Drag, Blowtorch, Blue Button, Pours, and Get A Grip. Saturday they are playing with Ravi Shavi, Endless Jags, Swale, Black Rabbit and DJ Disco Phantom. I work until 9:30 on Friday and 11:30 on Saturday. I’m going to miss a lot of music, but should be able to catch some. OK, let’s go to the next song on Lipstick and Dynamite.

11.) The Invisibles – Black Rabbit
12.) Golden Goose – Cave Bees
13.) Righteous – Rough Francis
14.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse

All of those bands are great and playing pretty much at the same time. What’s a poor music fan to do? Oh, and Cave Bees have a guy named Creston Lea who is a great guitar player and guitar maker. Check out the video about him if you get a chance! OK, let’s keep rocking.

15.) Tic Toc – Doll Fight
16.) Imaginary – Envy
17.) Weapons Factory – The Wards
18.) Burn – The Dirty Blondes

The Blondes have been rocking town for quite a while. The Wards rocked us in the ’80;s, Envy in the ’90’s and Doll in the 00’s. Love all those songs. I miss Doll Fight. Christine moved on to Boston, I think Kelly formed Gorgon, and Jane Boxall Percussion is doing a million things, like playing with Black Rabbit, Vedora, and something new. On the walk down I noticed Orion in the sky for the first time. Winter is here. Seeing the hunter always makes me think of this song.

19.) Stylus Of Id – Somah
20.) Summer’s Gone – The Cush
21.) Words – Slingshot Dakota
22.) Next Summer Out On The Ice – Endless Jags

I love the new Jags album Sell The Banquet. I’ll likely be working when they are playing. Love Slingshot! Nice video out for The Cush song. I just got this next song before heading down to do the show. This is a piece by Raph Worrick and Jane Boxall, collectively known as Bad Smell.

23.) AV6 (?) – Bad Smell
24.) The Alchemist – Pours
25.) Einstein-Rosen Bridge – Jeremy Gilchrist

Very cool lyrics on the Jeremy song. It’s kind of fun playing some new music and as soon as I heard it, I though it would mix nicely into Pours. OK, let’s go back to the birthday party show for some more Seth.

26.) Down By The River -> Like A Hurricane – Real Old & Insane Donkey

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: The Great Unraveling – Fish

 

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WBKM 7th Birthday Party with Devin Gallucci, Bud and Budd The Kind Buds, The Seth Yacovone Band, and The Book ‘Em Blues Band at Nectar’s November 15, 2014   Leave a comment

Book 'Em Blues band at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by Wbkm

Book ‘Em Blues band at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by Wbkm

I had a great time seeing music at the Wbkm Dot Org 7th birthday party at Nectar’s on Saturday night. The show started around 7 but I had to work until 8. I did a reasonably quick turnaround at home and arrived a little after 9 and Bud & Budd ~ The Kind Buds were on stage. Everyone knew that Bud on the right was a great guitar player, but Bud on the left was pretty extraordinary too. Together they weaved their guitars and voices seamlessly to create some magical songs. I only caught a couple of songs but they seemed to have a pattern of creating a really nice song, then as it got into the middle section they brought the music to tremendous heights, before gently returning it to an average normal brilliant song. It was truly breathtaking. As I had just arrived, I chatted with Tony Gallucci and Eric Koval for a bit, but mostly paid attention to the band. They wrapped up the set with a mellow version of Deal that floated along nicely, then started building and building in the middle until it seemed like the whole room would explode, then dropped it back into the chorus, and let the ending play out. I had a vague memory of being impressed with them before and was completely blown away Saturday. I’ve got to get their music on my radio show!
During the switchover, I chatted with Rich Haskell, and before the next band stated a few of us Wbkmers took the stage and Tony chatted with the audience about the station and 7 years of music.
We hopped off stage and Real Old & Insane Donkey (really The Seth Yacovone Band) started rocking. Everyone knew that Seth was a great guitar player, but the guitar player on the left was pretty extraordinary too. I missed his name but he and Seth traded leads all night long and both were stunning. The rhythm section was super solid and the whole set was songs from Neil Young & Crazy Horse. They opened with a solid Rocking In the Free World then wowed the packed room with Powderfinger. The next was a fun mid-tempo obscure Neil song who’s name eludes me, but was lots of fun. They turned it up to eleven and played a long and joyous Cowgirl In The Sand. Mere words cannot capture how amazing it was. It seemed to go on forever and was blissful for every note. The next one was a mid-tempo rocker. I think it was Welfare Mothers (they definitely played it but I did not keep track of order of the songs), then unleashed Cortez The Killer. Unfortunately, the guitar player not named Seth lost his amp in the middle, though fortunately he got in a nice solo before it burned out. D.Davis was on it and exchanged his amp for the burned one, and had the guitar back in the game by the end of the song. Seth did a great job holding it together, though I’m sure the song would have been greater without the glitch. They followed with a killer rock version of Fucking Up that made me wish the amp burned out in that one, just for humor’s sake. They played a couple of more obscure Neil tunes then floored the room with Down By The River. They followed with a stunning Like A Hurricane and wrapped it up with a super heavy My My Hey Hey. It was a truly tremendous show.
Usually, at the Wbkm birthday parties, Tony’s kids play a set or two, During the set break I chatted with Michele Clifford Streeter and Annemarie Gallucci and asked about the opening band Bruise Box. That was a band with their kids, but a last minute breakdown had only Devin Gallucci play solo. It must have taken a lot of courage to not have your band and just get up and play anyway. I wish I had been there to see it.
Up next, the Book ‘Em Blues Band took the stage. Everyone knows that Bob Wagner is a great guitar player, But D. Davis, the guitar player on the right was pretty extraordinary too. Joined by the one man symphony, John Rogone, on bass, and the constantly attacking Russ Lawton on drums, the band were super tight and quite stunning. The songs were mostly blues classics that I did not know. It didn’t matter. They played so well, everything sounded great. The place was packed and people were dancing like crazy. The first set was not too long, and I was getting tired. It had been a long day. In the set break I headed to the WBKM studio a couple of doors down to find a less crowded bathroom. I ran into Eric and we wandered into the studio and chatted a bit. We then headed back and the band were onstage ripping up the second set. I think they were playing a Dead song when we walked in, but I’m not sure. I was really tired and barely still standing at this point, but had to stick around as they let loose a killer version of Frank Zappa‘s Bamboozled By Love. I’m sure they played a bunch more killer songs, but that was it for me. I took the happy gentle walk home with a heart full of music and a deep appreciation for all the staggering musical talent that we get in this town.

Devin Gallucci  at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM

Devin Gallucci at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM

The Kind Buds at WBKM photo by Wbkm

The Kind Buds at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by Wbkm

 

Seth Yacovone Band  at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM

Seth Yacovone Band at WBKM 7th Birthday Party photo by WBKM

 

Radio Show 37 Thursday November 14 , 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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I just got back from local music radio show number 37 on Wbkm Dot Org. It started acoustic, rocked harder and harder, then celebrated a birthday.

Song before: For A Moment We’re Strangers – The Church Band

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From our small city to the great big world, these are The Sounds Of Burlington. A couple of weeks ago, at the Radio Bean birthday party, in the morning, I heard a great song from Joshua Glass. He just sent me a copy, so here is a song called What’s In California? on WBKM.org, and this is Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) What’s In California? = Joshua Glass Music
2.) Angel Of White – Hana Zara
3.) Another Drink Of Water – Joe Adler
4.) Never Cry Halo – Alice Austin

That was the fifth song from Alice Austin‘s To A Star In The Yard. There are so many great songs on that album and I will keep playing the album all the way through, week by week. Suddenly, this week, Joe Adler released an album called 11 11 11. That was one of the songs. Hana is playing Sunday at Radio Bean. Next up is a song that was everywhere in the ’90’s in Burlington.

5.) Help Wanted – Wide Wail
6.) Might As Well Settle – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
7.) Gone With Eraser – Lendway
8.) Home Away From Home – Elephants of Scotland

I love that Elephants song and can’t wait to hear the new material they are working on. It’s been fun reading their blogs about putting the next album together. Lendway are a great band with great harmonies and great melodies and they are really great guys. It was fun hanging out with Todd at the WBKM birthday party, last Tuesday at Nectar’s. Phil is playing tomorrow at The Monkey House. He and the band always put on a great show.
It’s November in Vermont and the sky is gray. Some people get depressed when there is less sun. A long time ago, I went through a battle with depression. I had some friends who helped, but I needed to find a way to engage with the world and music was the path that helped me. Please find whatever works for you. We need everyone engaged in the joy of life, including you. When I really needed something, this song was there for me. I held it tight, and it got me through.

9.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
10.) Naomi’s Back – Fire The Cannons
11.) I-90 – ROUGH FRANCIS
12.) Plastic Revolution – Doll Fight

Doll Fight might have broken up, but 2 of the 3 are in a new band called Gorgon who are playing Sunday night at Radio Bean around 11pm. Rough Francis were fun at the Lou Reed cover night last week at the Monkey House. They are playing Radio Bean on Saturday. Wow, so much music! I usually say good night here, but I had such a good time at the Wbkm birthday party, that I want to give you a taste. Bob Wagner, D. Davis and their band did a great job at the party. They ended with a killer Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? Here is a live version of the song by Bob Wagner and the Book ‘Em Blues Band from the 2011 WBKM birthday party.

13.) Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Book ‘Em Blues Band
14.) Long Gone – Seth Yacovone Band

Seth and his band did a great job at the party. His playing is so fluid and they really rock. In between his set and Wagner’s over the top version of Love, with ripping twin leads, Tony’s kids band, The Id, played some indie rock. Happy Birthday WKBM! Thanks for letting me be a part of you.
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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Song after: High Wood – Fish

WBKM.ORG Birthday party with Bob Wagner And Friends, The ID, and The Seth Yacovone Band at Nectar’s November 12, 2013   Leave a comment

I had a great time at the Wbkm Dot Org birthday party Tuesday night. I got out of work at nine, did a quick turn around, and walked into Nectar’s at 9:40. Bob Wagner, D. Davis and friends were on and playing a blues rock standard. It took a few minutes to shake off work, but as I got into the groove, I was amazed at how good those two guys are on guitar. I’d seen Bob a couple of times in other bands, but had never seen him as a center piece, and he was as great as I expected. D was really good too, and at one point he was playing a killer lead, and underneath Bob was playing something so gentle, that it made the whole song sing. I missed the bass player’s name, but he was rock solid, as was the mighty Steve Hadeka on drums. For one song, and older gentleman, who’s name I missed, sat in on drums, and Joe Moore played some smoking sax. Hadeka returned and they played a song that was a nice pop song sort of thing, that just built and built and rained down rock and roll fire by the end. OK, there we go! The pulled out covers of Dirty Works, and Mr Soul. They played a staggering version of Chris Robinson’s Train Robbers, and closed the night with Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad. The twin lead guitars were glorious and over the top. Yes, that random blues band, on a Tuesday night in Burlington, could just be one of the best bands ever. That’s just how we do it in Burlington.

Next up, Tony’s kids, and a bass player, too the stage. The ID switched gears and played some indie rock. While they had some things going for them, it’s hard to go on after a great band. They are young, and may have great futures, but they didn’t rock it as hard as the band before. That said, they started to lock in for the last couple of songs. They have potential, but it’s not fully realized yet.

Up Seth Yacovone hit the stage with his band. Again, I missed the name of the bass player, but Hadeka was on drums. The trio brought the energy back to the Wagner level, and they rocked the night away. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Seth, and his playing is fluid and ferocious. He played some outstanding leads, and I loved every minute of it. Unfortunately, at one point, the length of the day started to wear on me. It was hard to walk away from something so good, but I was pretty exhausted, so I headed out. I walked home in the happy bliss of knowing there is more great music in this town than I can possibly catch, and that there’s a whole crop of kids on the horizon that are on their way to similar greatness. Thanks WBKM for such a great party, for 6 years of music, and for letting me be a part of it!