Archive for the ‘The Sideshow Tragedy’ Tag

Radio Show 60 Thursday May 1, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM CREW

WBKM CREW

 

http://wbkm.org/

 

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I highlighted the Waking Windows festival that is happening in Winooski this weekend, and played a couple of other fun songs.

Song before: Change Of Heart – Fish

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I’m going to start with a band I used to see all the time in this town. This is The Cush on WBKM and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) Another Life Ago – The Cush
2.) Kill The Lights – Monoprix
3.) Window’s Down – Lendway

It’s a beautiful day in Vermont and a lot of cars have their window’s down. I also wanted to play the song to talk about how much music is happening in Winooski this week. Waking Windows is going on for 4 days with 80 bands. Monoprix will be on in a couple of minutes. This next artist is playing Saturday.

4.) 15 Steps – Maryse Smith
5.) Solitude – Alpenglow
6.) Terrarium – Vedora

I went out earlier and saw a band called Anachronist and then saw Vedora play a killer set. Thanks to Christopher Larrow for the ride from the Monkey House to the station, and hanging out. Alpenglow are playing Saturday at the festival. Up next is the next song from Dancing With The Big Guy. This is dedicated to Rich Haskell

7.) Miranda – Ninja Custodian
8.) Amber Waves – Elephants of Scotland

I played Amber to wave goodbye to the Elephants who are on the road to Gettysburg for RoSfest. Have you ever seen a band, been really impressed, and when they came back to town, you wondered if they were really that good, or if it was a trick of the memory? This band really were that good last Friday at Higher Ground.

9.) Long Way Down – The Sideshow Tragedy
10.) In Your Mind – Waylon Speed
11.) Comm To Space – ROUGH FRANCIS

Rough Francis are headlining WW on Saturday and Waylon Speed are going to play a killer set at The Monkey House tonight. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

promo

This next song was released as a single this week. If you like it, you can buy it at Amazon or i-tunes.

Song after: Blind To The Beautiful (live) – Fish

 

The Sideshow Tragedy, Rough Francis, and Waylon Speed at Higher Ground April 25, 2014   Leave a comment

I had a great time seeing some of the music I wanted to see last night. It always takes a bit of time to come down from doing the radio show on Thursday nights, so getting up extra early on Friday was a challenge. I worked 8:30-5, got home and ate some dinner. A bit after 7 I headed out and walked over to Higher Ground. The ticket line went fast and soon I was in the small room with a couple of dozen others. It wasn’t long until The Sideshow Tragedy hit the stage. Despite being a duo, they filled the room with energy from the first note. Guitarist and singer Nathan Singleton had a wild look in his eye, and played some wicked, dirty, bluesy slide guitar. He’s a master showman who hits a stinging note in one moment and is using his hands to articulate the lyrics in the seamless next moment. Drummer Jeremy Harrell was cool and composed and could change the song tempo on a dime. They said they had just recorded a new album in NY and played a mix of new songs, and songs from their excellent album Persona. Every song got louder and louder cheers, as the audience filled in and was remarkably impressed. Singleton broke the barrier on the last song when he hopped off the stage and prowled the front of the audience. The band put on such a stunning show that I can barely describe it!
When they wrapped up, I realized the room was almost full. I found a little space to stand in and waited for the next band. I was pretty tired, and not up for the usual mosh pit, so I hung back a bit.
Soon enough, ROUGH FRANCIS hit the stage. In the back, the volume was down a little and the guitars were mixed down a bit so the effect was not as strong as usual. They played a few songs and it was good, but not over the top. When I realized people were more rocking out than moshing, I move towards the front. Being closer to the speakers helped, and the sound started coming along. They tossed in a cover of an Iggy Pop song and everything just came together. The band were locked into the fast song, the audience was getting more into it, and half way in, Paul jumped into the crowd and played guitar while moshing with a couple of people at the front of the stage. He hopped back onto the stage, but the four of five moshers did not stop until the show was done. The band cranked it up and played killer versions of Righteous and Black and Red, and it was just perfect. The packed room was having a great time, and the band were at the top of their game. When it was time, they started Comm To Space so slowly, that I knew it was going to end up as one of the epic versions. It built and built, then slammed into the end section that sounds like it’s going to wrap up, until that final note springboards back into the song, and we all get to rock hard for a bit more. It was a fun and glorious show.
I was dead on my feet, but really wanted to hang out for Waylon Speed.  They did a pretty quick changeover and hit the stage with some country fueled rock and roll. They followed with Silver And Gold which had a nice epic build, that I would have loved if every fiber in my being did not want to crash. I made it about 4 songs then took the long walk home. I owe it to myself to go see them for real sometime soon. My limitations aside, it was a great night of music.

Radio Show 59 Thursday April 24, 2014 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM CREW

WBKM CREW

 

http://wbkm.org/

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. It started rocking, went a little bluesy, rocked really hard, and fast, then caught a groove for a bit.

Song before: Outer Space – Ace Frehley

promo

intro

From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s that in between time when the new flowers and music are not quite out. They will be soon, but while we wait, let’s got back a bit to Psych For Sore Eyes. This is 6:00am by THE VACANT LOTS on WBKM, and this is Burlington’s Kind Of Music.

1.) 6:00am – The Vacant Lots
2.) Don’t Cough Me Out – Slowdim
3.) The Other Room – Elephants of Scotland

Another great song from Elephants and their new album Execute and Breathe. My friend Meghan Chiampa posted the Slowdim song today and I really liked it. I bought it and wanted to play it. Cool song from the Lots. They have a new album coming soon. That was from the last EP. Tomorrow I’m going to see these three bands at Higher Ground

4.) The Bet – The Sideshow Tragedy
5.) Self Divide – Waylon Speed
6.) Ruffians – ROUGH FRANCIS

Great guitar work by Sideshow. It’s going to be a great show tomorrow. Now it’s time for the next song on Dancing With The Big Guy.

7.) Kentucky Gunman Tells Co-worker – Ninja Custodian
8.) Shut Up – Gorgon
9.) Planning My Funeral – Poxy

Poxy broke up but are reuniting to play a women’s punk rock show in August. Gorgon will be there too. They just came back from a tour. OK, sometimes we like short hard rock songs. Sometimes we like bands to stretch out a little.

10.) Dannemora->Playing Patterns->Mold pt. 2 – Seth Yacovone Band

Man that guy can play guitar! I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

promo

Song after: Raingods Dancing – Fish

 

Radio Show 13 Thursday May 23, 2013 9-10pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

I just got back from my Internet Radio Show on WBKM. Tonight I put more of the focus on the bands who have stopped by Burlington to make the scene so fantastic.

Song before: Heroes – David Bowie (live – Stages)

From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. Last Saturday I saw two of the guys from Waylon Speed at the Monkey House. Here’s Waylon Speed, and they are Burlington’s kind of music.

1.) The Minor Blues – Waylon Speed

2.) The Bet – The Sideshow Tragedy

3.) Many Things and Many Scenes – Rangers of Danger

Talked about Joe, and Precipice tickets on sale now. Talked about taking a chance and seeing the guys from Waylon and being blown away by Sideshow. Took a chance and saw a great band. A lot of great bands come to town, and tonight we will spotlight a few. Next up is song three from the Cush. This is the one they had when they came to town.

4.) Small Town Movie – The Cush

5.) New Orleans is Sinking (Live w/ Nautical Disaster in the middle section) The Tragically Hip

Talked about how often the Hip come to town, and said my brother Ken went with me the last time they played, in Shelburne, and dedicated it to him. Said I would be running a few minutes late. Said Metronome mixes it up between live shows and DJ nights. Talked about a time in early 2000’s when they put on a live music focus and I got to see the next three a couple of times

6.) There’s A Fire – Longwave

7.) In The Walls – Stellastar

8.) What The Snowman Learned About Love – Stars

Talked about taking a chance and seeing lots of great music. Caroline O’Connor clued me in to this next band

9.) Brallor – Dungen

10.) Wave – Slingshot Dakota

11.) Shoulda Been Me – When Particles Collide

12.) Twee Valley High – The Smittens

Brought it back to Burlington, with the Smittens. Talked about Sasha Alcott and When Particles Collide stopping by Burlington semi-often, talked about Carly Comando and Tom Patterson making massive music and that with all the rain lately, Wave was appropriate.

Outro

promo

Song After: Station to Station – David Bowie (live – Stages)