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Lake Waves, The Silent Mile, Heavy Sleeper and Doom Service at The Monkey House September 3, 2019   Leave a comment

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Lake Waves

I had a great time seeing music last Tuesday at The Monkey House. It was set as a show with a band I really wanted to check out, one I had seen once and wanted to see again, one that I loved and one I knew nothing about.

I got out of work at 6, had a little time to eat and relax then took the lovely walk to Winooski. I got in and settled as Lake Waves took the stage. They opened with a song about dirty fingernails and their breezy indie rock sound caught the room. I remembered liking them when I saw them a couple of months ago and instantly remembered why. They followed with a song about being hung out to dry then played the banger. The song about little things that come and little things that go is beautifully crafted pop that also rocks, It sounded huge that night. The next song was slower and more dreamy and I think it was about raking leaves. They ended with another pop epic about not wanting to be on your own. It was a great set and each bad that played after gave them a shout out.

After a quick break, The Silent Mile took the stage with a roar. Their heavy off-kilter indie rock was fast and fun. The first song was furious then they played a huge version of the single All I Want. They played a new song with no lyrics that built into a huge rocker then told us some tales from Last Summer’s Odyssey. They rocked us through some Sleepless Nights then closed with something huge and loud that oozed passion and angst. I had been aching to check them out and I can’t wait to see them again.

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Up next, Heavy Sleeper came from Boston to play for us and let loose a flowing heavy jangly sound. They played songs about dying alone and not fearing changes and never letting you go. As the set progressed the sound became less bouncy and was a little more smooth as their lush music filled the air. They played the new single Castaway then played a huge fuzzy poppy slice of gorgeous rock. It may have had a lyric about letting it get away, but either way, it was wonderful. They brought the pace up to full throttle on a song about waking your love and called it a night. They were really good. I’m glad to get to know them.

Just in case we had not already rocked enough that night, Doom Service unleashed their smooth heavy indie punk rock on us. It had been way too long since I’d seen them and I was elated to correct that. Stories of comic books emanated from the stage then the band launched into Monsters Are Due On Maple Street. The song refers to the Twilight Zone episode of the same name and makes some fantastic points about human nature and rocks blisteringly hard. They hit us hard with Collider then welcomed us to the Hellmouth. We went prospecting with the Miner 49er then the Curse brought us down. The Other Iron Sheik rocked us hard and we ended the night with a little Jurassic Bark. They are such an amazing band and all of their songs are so much fun. I just love it every time I get to hear them play.

I hung out for a little bit then took the long walk home. It was another great night of music in our town.

Sorry about spacing out and not getting a picture of Silent Mile.

 

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Doom Service

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Ra0dio Show 283 Thursday November 29, 2018 9-11pm Eastern US Time on WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

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WBKM.ORG

 

 

Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM.ORG will run from 9-11pm Eastern time Thursday November 29. You can stream it from the website or here WBKM It will go as follows

Song before: On The Air – Peter Gabriel

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with one of my favorite things. I hope it’s one of yours too.

1.) Love – Hana Zara
2.) Love Is A Word – The Smittens
3.) 80 Degrees In October – Jesse Taylor
4.) 1,000 Tiny Pieces – The Leatherbound Books

Lovely song from a lovely band. I just got Jesse’s album and it’s pretty cool. That’s the title song. Great songs about love from Smittens and Hana. More on that soon. OK, let’s head over to Robot Dog Studio for another interview and live performance.

5.) Maybe There’s A War – Danny & The Parts
6.) Driftin’ – Danny & The Parts
7.) Why You Puttin’ Down That Phone – Danny & The Parts
8.) My Hands – Danny & The Parts

I want to thank Danny LeFrancois, Jackie Buttolph, Eric and Brennan for that beautiful show. Thanks to Ryan Cohen for hosting and making us sound great. Thanks to Phoebe Zorn and Chrusty Barnacles for the film work. There’s a video for Driftin’ on Youtube. OK, a bunch of local artists just made an album to support the neonatal intensive care unit at the UVM Children’s Hospital. They call the album Big Tiny Love and here are a few songs.

9.) Something Beautiful – Kat Wright, Mr Chris, and Let’s Grow Kids
10.) If You’re Happy And You Know It – Steady Betty
11.) De Colores – Marcie Hernandez
12.) Home On The Range – Lowell Thompson Music
13.) Down By The Riverside – Bob Wagner

Such a nice collection of music and it’s for a great cause. Just Google Big Tiny Love and you can find out more about it. OK, here is the next song on the Grim Work album.

14.) Glad To See You Go – Milton Busker and the Grim Work
15.) We Govern The Breeze – Humble Hero
16.) Empress Of Ireland – Thompson Gunner
17.) Coming Over the Hill – Radio Underground

It’s staying darker longer so I thought playing a song from Dark and Getting Darker would be appropriate. Thanks for the great song RU. I love that epic from Thompson. I caught Humble at The Double E last week and they played a great version of Breeze. Great song form Milton and the band. When it’s dark, there is still hope.

18.) Hope In The Dark – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
19.) A Quiet Pun – Joe Adler
20.) Underheard – Ivamae
21.) London – Tom Pearo

Tom will be at Magic Hat Brewing Company on Friday. Ivamae will be at the New City Galerie on Sunday. Great songs by Joe and David. These next few bands will rock Big Heavy World on Saturday.

22.) Untitled Letter – The Silent Mile
23.) Liquor Stores – Why Nona
24.) Bury Me Easy – Real Talk
25.) When Life Sings – Days on End

It’s going to be a rocking fun time with those four bands this weekend. This next band will play Saturday at Rathaus

26.) Nothing Important – Doom Service
27.) The Space Between – The Nancy Druids
28.) Lead Me To Your Love – The New Siberians
29.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No
30.) Olympus Mons – Phantom Suns

Great song from Suns new album Caldera. Cool songs from Mountain and Siberians. Druids will be at Light Club Lamp Shop tomorrow. Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we?

Songs after
Jungle Ride – Fish
Emergency – The Tragically Hip
Titanic Terrarium – The Tragically Hip
D I Why Why Why? – Bee Bee Sea
Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely – Black Rabbit
Lost In The Supermarket – The Clash
Block – The Church
Kill The King – Rainbow
Hemispheres/Cygnus X-1/Closer To The Heart – Rush
The Gold It’s In The..- Pink Floyd
Heavy – Clever Girls
Get Me Outta Here – Deep Purple
Dormant Magic – Jason Baker
regular awesome programming