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Radio Show 163 Thursday June 16, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis

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Tonight’s local music radio show on WBKM runs from 9-11pm US Eastern time and can be heard from the Facebook link above, at 107.1FM or streamed at WBKM.ORG. Tonight’s show has some solid rock and will highlight a tiny amount of the ton of music that happened last week and will happen next week. The show will go as follows:

Song before: Me And A Gun – Tori Amos

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the sounds of Burlington. I was pretty shocked by the mass shooting in Orlando this week and think it’s high time we did something about finding ways to help disaffected youth and to at least make sure people purchasing guns have to go through a background check. There is no reason assault rifles should be for sale to the public and I was stunned by the Seven Days article this week that explained how easy it is to get one with no ID at all. Now that the problem is defined, can we find a solution? Of course, instead of focusing on hate and fear, if we focus on joy and music we can make our world a happy place. Let’s begin tonight with a band who played on Church St on Sunday to help close out Jazzfest. They did a great version of this one.

1.) The Coast – The High Breaks
2.) Give Up Enough – When Particles Collide
3.) Kick Rocks – And The Kids
4.) Eighty Nine – Black Rabbit

I really enjoyed seeing Rabbit at Four Quarters Brewing on Saturday. They played that one, and the rest of their catalog, and a few covers. Great brand new songs from Kids and Particles. I just loved the show by the Breaks on Sunday. OK, up next is a band who are playing at Higher Ground tonight.

5.) East Jabib – REDadmiral
6.) Before This Ends Well – Coquette
7.) Burn It Down Bernadette – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
8.) The Mime – Joe Adler

Joe and his band The Wee Folkestra will be at Burger Night at Bread And Butter Farm in Shelburne tomorrow. Phil Yates and the band will be at Nectar’s on Monday. I just found that song from Coquette. They have been playing around town lately so I thought I’d toss it into the mix. Great song from Admiral. OK, last week we finished off playing Callisto by Alpenglow all the way through, so it’s time to begin a new album. This is a classic from a few years ago. It’s called Giant Places by a band called Lendway.

9.) Ready To Race – Lendway
10.) WalkingInCircles – Raq
11.) Thinner Than Water – Somah
12.) The Naked Garden – Peg Tassey MUSIC

Such a wonderful song from Peg. I was looking through some old playlists the other day and though it was time to pull Thinner out again. The Raq song always gets me going. Great song from Lendway. That is the first song from Giant Places and I will play that album all the way through over the next few weeks. OK, This band are playing a couple of shows in Woodstock Vt on June 17 and 18 so check them out if you are in the area.

13.) You Are Not The Photograph – SWALE
14.) Can’t Feel It – Vetica
15.) Be Aggressive – BE AGGRESSIVE
16.) Dead Or In Jail – Crazyhearse
17.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button

Great song by Button. They have a show coming up in a few weeks with Cave Bees and Black Rabbit so I’m getting psyched early. I love that rocker from Crazy. Aggressive will be at The Monkey House next Wednesday. I love the Vetica song, and Swale too. OK, let’s keep rocking. This band will be at Foundation (under Drink) on Friday.

18.) 1.21 Gigawatts/Great Scot – Doom Service
19.) Green Peaks Dark Valleys – Get A Grip
20.) Anti-Social Media – Voices in Vain
21.) Weapons Factory – The Wards

Classic Burlington song from the Wards. VIV were recommended so I had to check out that song. Grip will play at 242 Main on Friday. This next song is lots of fun.

22.) 1.21 Jiggawatts – Wave of the Future
23.) Fly On The Wall – Zola Turn
24.) Righteous – ROUGH FRANCIS
25.) Long Term Sermon – The Mountain Says No

Killer song from Mountain. They should have a new album reasonably soon. Same for Francis. Zola were a great local band from the ’90’s. This next song is usually a closer but I think it will fit well here:

26.) Reprise – The Cush
27.) Promises – Vedora
28.) Run My Man – Alice Austin
29.) Say It – Anachronist

Great song from the central Vermont band. Alice has put so much great music into our town. Vedora played some great shows for a couple of years. Hmmm, The Cush. OK, there is time for a couple more.

30.) This Land Is Your Land – Bernie Sanders and 30 VT musicians
31.) Tha Critic – Ninja Custodian

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

32.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Songs after: What Color Is God? (live) – Fish
Hinterland – TILT
Little Earthquakes – Tori Amos

 

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Radio Show 154 Thursday April 14, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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Tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM WBKM and streaming at the WBKM Facebook page featured some highlights of the music that happened in town last week, highlighted a couple of upcoming shows and featured a bunch of new music from a cool Burlington band.

Song before: Almost With You – The Church

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Last week I made it to one of the Hedwig and the Angry Inch shows they did at ArtsRiot. I loved the show and the local band who just rocked. The show had lots of glitter and sparkle and it made me think of this classic Burlington song.

1.) It’s Purple And It Sparkles – Zola Turn
2.) Midnight Radio – Hedwig and the Angry Inch original cast recording
3.) Popular Crowd – Swale.

Swale played the Hedwig after show party and played some great songs, many of them new. I love the build in Midnight which was the ending song from Hedwig. I love Zola. OK, it’s time for the next song on Alpenglow’s album Callisto.

4.) Holiday – Alpenglow
5.) Wally Rides The Ferry – Zoot Wilson
6.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
7.) Upstream – The New Siberians

I’m loving that new Siberians song. Brendan Devitt is in the Siberians now and was in Ninja back in the day. I want to dedicate Sun to everyone who is going through a rough time. There is always a sun in the sky and you are a valuable part of the life that keeps moving on. We’re all in it together so help your friends and let them help you when you need it. Classic song from Zoot. What a legend in Burlington. Great new song from Alpenglow that is a bit more rocking than usual for them. This week, Cricket Blue released a new EP called IO. It’s full of legendary imagery and great music.

8.) Angela Carter – Cricket Blue
9.) Eleanor – Cricket Blue
10.) Trouble Come No More – Cricket Blue
11.) Kentucky – Cricket Blue

Wow, what an EP. I just could not pick one song so I had to play it all. OK, it’s the political season. I love the opening line to this song. It’s all about it being OK to disagree and not have to talk about it if you do.

12.) East Jabib (live) – REDadmiral
13.) Feel The Bern – Violint Wednesday
14.) This Land Is Your Land – VT artists

I love the version of the classic song done in honor of Bernie Sanders by a ton of great local musicians. The Bern song has such a nice portrait of life in Burlington. Great song from Admiral. They will be one of the many bands playing at the Monkey House on 4/20. This next artist will be at that show too.

15.) Relax – Joe Adler
16.) Winter Is Over – Apartment 3
17.) Monocacy – Slingshot Dakota
18.) You Took – The Church

Unfortunately, I will miss the Monkey 420 show since on April 20 I will go to the Tupelo Music Hall in New Hampshire and see The Church. They will play all of The Blurred Crusade so I had to play You Took and start the show with Almost With You. I’m so excited. I’m also excited by Slingshot Dakota playing at the Monkey House on May 10. I’m loving their new album Break. Apartment will be at the 420 Monkey show. That’s a pretty cool song. Hmm, I love Joe songs. Let’s keep with the theme, and if this next set makes you want to call your legislators, feel free.

19.) Gettin High – Heavy Plains
20.) Seeds And Stems – The New Siberians
21.) Grandma Betty – Brother Zag
22.) Space Weed Zombies – Wave Of The Future

I love the funky heavy rock of Wave. Great song from one of Burlington’s most obscure singer songwriters. Seeds is from the Siberians first album. Plains are such a great rocking band, especially live. OK, let’s keep rocking.

23.) Poem For Torin/Ethan’s Stoned – Peg Tassey
24.) The Bomb – The Mountain Says No

I may have to head over to Manhattan Pizza after the show and see Mountain. They go on at 11:30. Fantastic song from Peg. I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town. Let’s do it again next week, shall we? Ta ta, farewell, see ya.

25.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
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Song after: 3D – Fish
Tantalized (live) – The Church

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s shop possible. Thanks to:107.1FM WBKM, The Church Band, Julia Austin, Alice Austin, SWALE, Amanda Gustafson, Jeremy Frederick, Tyler Bolles, Eric Olsen, Alpenglow, Ninja Custodian, Brendan Devitt, Ted Pappadopoulos, The New Siberians, Cricket Blue, Taylor Smith, REDadmiral, John Billingsley, Gordon Glover, Kat Wright, Kelly Ravin, Marie Claire Johnson, Dwight & Nicole, Francesca Blanchard, Bob Wagner, Joe Adler, Slingshot Dakota, Carly Comando, Tom Patterson, Heavy Plains, Luke Awtry, Mike Luoma, Wave of the Future, Luke Richer, Samara Lark Brown, Jake Styles, Jeremy Gartner, Peg Tassey MUSIC, The Mountain Says No, Ben Maddox, Jedd Kettler, Andrew Frappier, Black Rabbit, Marc Scarano, Darlene Scarano, Jane Boxall Percussion, Fish, and everyone else!!!

 

Radio Show 152 Thursday March 31, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time 107.1 FM and WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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For tonight’s local music radio show on 107.1FM and WBKM.ORG I had expected to highlight some of the great music that happened last week and highlight some of the great music happening this week, then add in a fun set or two, but this coming week’s and last week’s music filled the two hours very quickly!

Song before: Bernie Is A Punk – Bern Unit

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington.  So much great music happened in town last week and there is a ton of great stuff happening this week too.  Let’s see how much I can highlight.  Last night I went to Radio Bean to see what Caroline O’Connor is up to.  She played some really cool songs.  Let’s begin tonight with a song from her previous band.

1.) Basalt Anchor – Caroline O’Connor

2.) I Know It’s True – Wide Wail

3.) Highway – Construction Joe

4.) 2,000 – The Pants

I had a good time seeing so many great performers at the Pants music highlight show at Higher Ground last Saturday.  They closed the night with 2,000 and had everyone on stage and it was so cool.  Also, at the Pants show, Swale was the house band so they did a killer set of Wide Wail songs, and Construction Joe got back together to play a set.  I thought I’d play the songs in the previous set to give you an idea of what the night sounded like.  OK, now it’s time to play the next song on the Bernie Sanders album that I am working my way through, one song per week until the album is done.  I was so happy that he won three more states last week.  This is the last song on the album that he recorded here in Vermont many years ago.

5.) We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders and 30 VT Artists

6.) This Machine – Invisible Homes

7.) Symptom Of The Universe – Surf Sabbath

Last Friday I wandered down to The Skinny Pancake and saw Homes play a killer set.  They closed with Machine. I then walked over to Juniper at Hotel Vermont and caught the High Breaks.  They tossed in a couple of their Sabbath covers including Symptom.  OK, so that was some of what happened last week.  Surf Sabbath will be playing at Metal Monday on April 4th, so that is coming up this week.  There is a ton of other great music happening this week. The sad thing is that I will miss all of it.  Tomorrow night my brother Ken and I will head to Montreal to see Iron Maiden.  If you will indulge me, I will start off this set with the title song from their new album and a song I will hear tomorrow night.

8.) Book Of Sours – Iron Maiden

9.) Angry Inch – Hedwig and the Angry Inch cast recording

10.) Ornan’s Song – The Dirty Blondes

11.) East.Jibab – REDadmiral

If I wasn’t at Maiden on April 1st I’d love to be at the Switchback Brewery seeing Admiral.  If I wasn’t at Maiden on April 1st I’d love to be at Art’s Riot seeing the stage production of Hedwig, featuring Ornan on drums, and staying for the Dirty Blondes who are playing after.  It’s going to be hard to miss the Blondes, but hey, Maiden.  Another band that I really enjoy, the Wee Folkestra, are playing at the Skinny Pancake on April 1st.  They are a collective of cool people, some of whom are in the following bands.

12.) Spit-n-Fire Blues (live at Nectar’s) – Joe Adler and the Rangers of Danger

13.) This Is Our Good Night – Aya Inoue

14.) Super Sexy Science Party (live at Nectar’s) – Wave Of The Future

Samara Lark Brown from Wave is part of the Folkestra.  So are Aya and Joe.  I’d love to be at the show, if I wasn’t at Maiden.  There is likely lots of other music happening in town on April 1st too, but let’s move on to April 2.  This next band are most of Wave and they are playing at Drink.

15.) Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle

16.) Barstools – Abbie Morin

17.) Los Muertos – Eastern Mountain Time

Actually, Eastern are playing on April 1st too.  They are over at Radio Bean.  Abbie is playing at the Skinny Pancake on April 2.  These next two artists are playing at Radio Bean on April 3rd.

18.) Day Of The Dead – Hana Zara

19.) Matter Of Time – Eric George

20.) Lithuania – Hana Zara

I just love the imagery of Hana’s songs.  She and Eric are playing some shows together around the Midwest very soon.  I was thrilled when I looked in the listings and saw that they are playing Sunday night at Radio Bean.  I love when I get to listen to Hana.  Well, I’m almost out of time, but I did want to give a shout out to Swale for their tremendous musicianship at the Pants show last Saturday.  Let’s play a couple of their songs to take us out.

21.) Overcoat – Swale

22.) Popular Crowd – Swale

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

Song after: Vigil – Fish

As always, I want to thank everyone who made tonight’s show possible. Thanks to: BERN UNIT, Vedora, Caroline Marie, Jane Boxall Percussion, Amanda Gustafson, Jeremy Frederick, Tom Lawson, Bernie Sanders, Invisible Homes, Sean Witters, The High Breaks, Todd Gevry, Kevin Lynam, Matthew Bryan Hagen, Iron Maiden, Robert Fuller, The Dirty Blondes, Rebecca Rogers, Diane Sullivan, Ornan McLean, Chris Clark, REDadmiral, Gordon Glover, John Billingsley, Joe Adler, Aya Inoue, Samara Lark Brown, Luke Richer, Jake Styles, Jeremy Gartner, Sad Turtle, Abbie Morin, Abbie Gail, Thomas Pearo, Eastern Mountain Time, Sean Hood, Hana Zara, Eric George, Eric George, SWALE, Tyler Bolles, Eric Olsen, Fish, and everyone else!!

Radio Show 143 Thursday January 28, 2016 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

WBKM photo by Tim Lewis Dec 17 2015

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.ORG. I started a bit mellow, with a couple of new songs, then let it rock.

Lined up before:
Adore – Tilt
The Theater And Its Double – The Church
A Certain Slant Of Light – The Tea Party
Wavelength – The Bears
New Americana – Halsey
Highway Brain – The Cush

Song before: Safe European Home – The Clash

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. One of the legendary Burlington musicians from the ’90’s released a new ep this week. She is celebrating with a release party tonight in California. This is the title song.

1.) Cowboy Summer – Alice Austin
2.) Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist
3.) Snow In The Controls – Dom The Barber
4.) All The Same To You – Milton Busker

Great song from Milton. I’ve been waiting until it was snowy out to play the Dommer Barber song. It isn’t really snowy out, but is in late January. I have played the Jeremy song before but that was a demo and this is the brand new studio version. Great stuff from Alice, as always. This next band played a fantastic version of this song last week at Signal Kitchen.

5.) Golden Crutch – Swale
6.) Son, You Are No Island – Torres
7.) Year Of The Snake – Tyler Daniel Bean
8.) Jack Sharp – Swale

Swale played a rocking version of that one too. Tyler played that song solo acoustic, but it had a lot of fire, and the version I just played is the full band version. Pretty cool song. Island was the song that stood out the most at the Torres show, though I really liked it all. I love the slow build and heavy surge at the end. I though it would be fun to bookend that set with Swale. OK, here is the next song on Red Flannel Hash

9.) Alienation – Black Rabbit
10.) Throw Me Away – Spill
11.) Nowhere Feels Like Home – Fire The Cannons
12.) Las Vegas – Ninja Custodian

Classic rocker from Ninja. FTC rocked us for a few years in the early 2000’s and put on some pretty intense shows. Spill are another great ’90’s band and that song always grabbed me. I just love that Rabbit song!! There is a cool show happening tomorrow at Twofourtwo Main with these next three bands.

13.) Last Song – Carraway
14.) No Way – Phantom Suns
15.) Nothing Important – Doom Service

Doom have a new album called Live At Mount Doom, so I got that one from that album. Great songs from Phantom and Carraway. I really have to make it to 242 Main tomorrow. OK, let’s keep rocking.

16.) Ladders – Heavy Plains
17.) Great Scott – Wave Of The Future
18.) Too Drunk – The Dirty Blondes
19.) Hello World – Screaming Skull
20.) On A Sunday – Screaming Broccoli

Killer song from the late ’80’s early ’90’s band. That Skull song is so cool. It’s a short intro followed by a shorter burst of intense rock. I just heard that the Blondes are playing at the Bowie tribute thing at Higher Ground tonight and I’m bummed I missed them. That is such a fun song from Wave. Great rocker from Plains. OK, let’s keep rocking.

21.) Little French Earthquakes – Phil Yates and the Affiliates
22.) Not True – Peg Tassey
23.) Blue Light Shines – Gabrielle Douglas and The Dwellers
24.) Plastic Revolution

I keep singing that song “Revolution, Bern style now.” Great rocker from Gabby. Great rocker from Peg. Earthquakes had me bouncing around the studio, but of course, the other songs had me doing that too. OK, let’s keep rocking.

25.) Something I Drew – Farm
26.) Gas And Oil – Gas And Oil
27.) Weapons Factory – The Wards with the Dirty Blondes
28.) Purpose and Object – The Contrarian

I love that song from Casey Merlin Rae. Classic from the ’80’s punk band. That was a re-recorded version with a bit of help from Diane Sullivan on vocals. Great song from Beano’s solo band. Hmmm, Farm. I liked the Torres show so much, I want to toss in another song. This is the title song from the new album.

29.) Sprinter – Torres
30.) The Summer Of Andy – The Cancer Conspiracy

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 Company – Fish

recording ends
lined up after:
Angels And Demons – Invisible Homes
Funeral In His Heart – October Project
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? – Bob Wagner an the Book ‘Em Blues Band
Cowgirl In The Sand – Real Old and Insane Donkey
Five To One – The Doors
Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
Empire Of The Clouds – iron Maiden
Wow – Kate Bush
This Is The Sound – Folksongs For The Afterlife
Dancing Class – Jane Siberry
Heroes – King Crimson
Tantalized – The Church
Emerald Lies – Marillion
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
On And On – Michael Schenker Group
Ninjas VS Zombies – Phil Yates
All About You – Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band
Megaphone – Josh Glass
Oh Freedom – Bernie Sanders
We Shall Overcome – Bernie Sanders

 

Radio Show 138 Thursday December 10, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG Featuring The Mountain Says No live at WRUV December 9, 2015   Leave a comment

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

WBKM window by Tim Lewis

 

I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM. I highlighted a couple of the artists who make our town great, one who just left and one who is still playing for us. I also highlighted one of the great institutions that have brought music to our town for decades.

Before: Sealine – The Church Band
The Man’s Too Strong – Dire Straits
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Song before: Orion – Jethro Tull

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Tonight I want to highlight a couple of cool musicians who have brought so much to our town. I’ll get to that in a moment but first something cool happened earlier this week. I finally looked up in the sky and saw Orion. Despite the 50 degree temperatures today, you know winter is coming when Orion appears. This is my favorite local song about Orion.

1.) Stylus of Id – Somah
2.) Art Of Vandalay – Sad Turtle
3.) Super Sexy Science Party – Wave of the Future

Justus Gaston plays guitar both in Sad Turtle and Wave. He’s a pretty cool guy and also plays drums in another cool band. I’ll get to that in a moment. For as long as I have been seeing and listening to music in town there has been a radio station from UVM that has taught people how to be DJ’s and has brought lots of underground music to any who want to listen. The have also done a stunning job of supporting local music for decades. Their local music show is called WRUV Exposure and happens every Wednesday. A few days ago the host, Dom the Barber, sent me a message that one of my favorite local bands would be playing live in the studio. He invited me to join them for the performance and to chat on the air in between songs. That happened yesterday, December 9th from 6:30-8pm. Dom sent me an mp3 of the show and I’m going to play the whole thing for you now. This band features Justus Gaston on drums and this is The Mountain Says No.

WRUV Exposure featuring The Mountain Says No playing live in their studio

4.) Long Term Sermon live – The Mountain Says No
5.) Who Could Say live – The Mountain Says No
6.) Iron And Metal live – The Mountain Says No
7.) Restaurant live – The Mountain Says No
8.) Christmas Sled studio version that Dom played – The Mountain Says No
9.) 3,000 live – The Mountain Says No
10.) Glazerbeam live – The Mountain Says No
11.) King Grifter live – The Mountain Says No
12.) I Know Right live – The Mountain Says No
13.) Ricky The Rider live – The Mountain Says No
14.) Come And Decide live – The Mountain Says No
15.) The Bomb live – The Mountain Says No

Hey guys, Tim here back in the studio. I think I played that whole thing for a few reasons. That is exactly what WRUV sounds like and has always sounded like. I really wanted to thank Justus for all of his contributions to our music scene, and to thanks Andrew Frappier, Ben Maddox, and Jedd Kettler for the same reason. I did it because that was a band playing a full live set that happened in town yesterday so is the sound of Burlington by definition. I did it mostly because I had it as one file and I really wanted to play both new Mountain songs on my show. Up next, I want to thank another person who has put a ton of music into our town. His name is Justin Gonyea and he has promoted a ton of shows at 242 Main and has played in a few bands. He’s off to Seattle and we wish him the best of luck. I’ll play a bunch of his music as a thank you for all he has added. But, before that, let’s play the second song on Red Flannel Hash, the album I am playing all the way through, song for song, week after week.

16.) Too Good – Black Rabbit
17.) Buy Two Get None Free demo – Crime Scene
18) Hello World – Screaming Skull
19.) Black Oil – Doom Service
20.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service

Justin played in Doom, Skull and did the Crime Scene thing with Bobby Hackney Jr.., Matthew Kimball and a few others just before leaving town. Thank you Justin!!!! Well, I hope you enjoyed checking out the music of our town, let’s do it again next week, shall we?

outro

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Song after: What Color Is God? live – Fish
recording ends
Song In Space – The Church
Orange Like Water – The Cush
regular programming.

The Mountain Says No at WRUV Dec 9 2015 photp by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV Dec 9 2015 photp by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV 2 Dec 9 2015 photo by Tim Lewis

The Mountain Says No at WRUV 2 Dec 9 2015 photo by Tim Lewis

Radio Show 134 Thursday November 5, 2015 9-11pm Eastern US Time WBKM.ORG   Leave a comment

WBKM by Tim Lewis

WBKM by Tim Lewis

 

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I just got back from my local music radio show on internet only WBKM.org. It had a bit of a regal feel and highlighted a lot of the music from last week and this coming weekend. It was also seasonally appropriate, even if the weather wasn’t.

regular programming
recording begins

Songs before: God Save The Queen/Keep Yourself Alive – Queen

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. It’s been a super warm, maybe in the 70’s, day and it’s warm this evening. A lot of people are out and about and enjoying the night. Today is the 5th of November, the day Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament. As we have evolved over the years, there is less of a need for such drastic action. In fact, all we have to do is elect reasonable and compassionate and smart people, and we could have a great government. Maybe one day. Tonight, let’s begin with Burlington itself. It was founded in 1865 and was a major lumber mill port that brought wood from Quebec to the eastern US. Early on, it was called the Queen City of New England. Let’s begin with some Burlington music about queens.

1.) Rock ‘n Roll Queen – Peg Tassey MUSIC
2.) We Rock Out 2 Queen – Rue Mevlana
3.) Queen Of Hostility – Doll Fight
4.) I’d Hate To Be Me – Queen Tangerine

Some of the regal music from Burlington. It’s interesting to see how we have evolved. We began by needing a strong leader, and have moved to a system were we can govern ourselves more and more. If we are cool about it, we have a lot of potential. OK, last Friday I caught a ton of cool music. I started with this band, although the set I caught was them covering the Elvis Costello album Blood and Chocolate. This is the next song from No Need To Beg.

5.) Drinking For Two – Phil Yates & The Affiliates
6.) I Forgot – Maryse Smith
7.) Singing – Arc Iris
8.) King Grifter – The Mountain Says No
9.) I Think I’m Turning Into A Robot – Wave of the Future

I began the night at The Skinny Pancake to see Phil’s first set, then hustled to Light Club Lamp Shop to catch Maryse Smith‘s stunning set. Arc Iris followed and were amazing as always. I hustled over to Finnegan’s and missed Mountain, but caught some of Wave’s wonderful set, including that fun song. There’s a fun show at Finnegan’s tomorrow with some of the guys in Rough Francis playing as Aspero Siacos, and a couple of other cool bands, like this one.

10.) Hungry – Heavy Plains
11.) Destroying Everything They See – Blue Button
12.) MSP2 – ROUGH FRANCIS

It will be interesting to see what AS sound like, but other two will certainly be killer. Saturday is the day Radio Bean has it’s birthday. As always they will have bands play from 8am to 2am, with about 15 minutes per band. This next band always kick it off.

13.) Chuck Berry – Dino Bravo VT
14.) Toejam – The Toes
15.) The Mime – Joe Adler & The Rangers Of Danger
16.) One More Sunset – Violet Ultraviolette

I’m psyched to see all of those bands play. I’m psyched to see these next ones too.

17.) ComeTooLate – Paper Castles
18.) Gonna Stay Up All Night Long – The Eames Brothers
19.) Pauses – Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot
20.) Crow King – Binger

I’m sorry I missed Binger playing the Scooby Doo show last weekend but am psyched to catch up with them this Saturday. All of those bands rocked, but there will be a lot of music played that day. Here are some of the mellower bands that will play.

21.) Guitar – Michael Chorney and Hollar General
22.) Windy Pines – Kat Wright and Brett Hughes
23.) Matter Of Time – Eric George
24.) Puff The Magic Dragon – Linda Bassick

I’m not sure if Linda is playing kids songs or older people’s songs or both, but it will be fun to find out. I may have to catch Eric for the first time. Kat and Brett always sound nice. Sweet song from Michael. This next song is by Caroline Marie, who has played every Bean Birthday.

25.) Once Upon – Vedora
26.) The Night Syd Barret Died – Colin Nicholas Clary
27.) By My Side – Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band
28.) The Next Instead – Swale

I’m thoroughly excited to see Swale already, is it Saturday yet?. Kat and the band are always great. I finally got the see Emily play joke in Barret. I bet he plays that one, what with the Radio Bean references and all. Killer song from Caroline. Songs 13 to 28 are just a tiny hint of what that day will sound like. Is it Saturday yet??? OK, let’s end where we began, with another song from the Queen herself, then I will say goodbye.

29.) I Remember/The Jam – Peg Tassey
30.) Sayonara – Black Rabbit
outro

promo

Song after: The Gathering – Fish

recording ends
Sign Of The Gypsy Queen – April Wine
Innuendo – Queen
Winged Victory – Brave The Vertigo
I Saw Her Standing There – Elton John with John Lennon
Diamond Dust – Jeff Beck
Now I’m Here (live) – Queen
James Bond Theme – Moby
Set Yourself On Fire – Stars
D.I.Y. – Peter Gabriel
Jealous Guy – The Black Crowes
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car – The Tragically Hip
Theme For The Scientist Of The Invisible/Domino – Masters Of Reality
The Old And The Young – MIDLAKE BAND
21st Century Schitzoid Man – April Wine
Heroes – King Crimson
Fractured Mirror – Ace Frehley
Glow Worm – The Church Band
Northern Memory – The Cush
The Last Straw – Marillion
The Endless War – Jeremy Gilchrist – Singer-Songwriter
What’s In California? – Joshua Glass Music
regular programming

 

Phil Yates & The Affiliates at The Skinny Pancake, Maryse Smith and Arc Iris at Light Club Lamp Shop and Wave Of The Future at Finnegan’s October 30, 2015   Leave a comment

Light Club Lamp Shop photo by Tim Lewis

Light Club Lamp Shop photo by Tim Lewis

There was way too much music happening tonight in town. I had to work until 9 so I totally blew off all the music that was happening earlier. It was slow at work and they let me out early, and asked me to come in late tomorrow. Plans changed quickly.
I grabbed a bite to eat and headed to The Skinny Pancake and arrived just as Phil Yates & The Affiliates were about to go on. I said hi to Charlie Messing and watched the band play a killer version of Elvis Costello’s album Blood And Chocolate. Instead of doing the sane thing, staying for their second set of originals, I booked out the door and up the hill.
I headed for Light Club Lamp Shop and walked in the door. I had a vague idea of stopping in at Hotel Vermont for a drink and a couple of songs by The High Breaks, but hoped the timing would be tight. I should have taken that bet.
For every moment that no one went on at the Light Club it made me wish I had changed my mind, but after 15 minutes or so, Maryse Smith took the stage, and I was completely content. Her songs are a bit subtle and very personal, and for whatever reason, the audience listened close and it was one of the most amazing shows I’ve seen her play. Her singing and playing were delicately soft but filled the silent room. The stunning power of the lyrics and music radiated through all lucky enough to hear it. She resisted the urge to play all new unwritten songs, and pulled out several classics like Good Thing, and Liar, and I Forgot, and The Way It Is. I was so glad I was in the room for every note she played.
I knew The Mountain Says No were on at Finnegan’s soon, but was not aware of the exact time and knew the band after Maryse Smith was pretty amazing. I chatted with Joe Adler and Kevin Bloom and Max Tracy, and Mike Luoma, and Alyssa Solomon, and soon enough, Arc Iris hit the stage. It’s hard to quantify their genre, it’s hard to quantify their sound. It’s easy to say it’s Jocie Adams with the guitar and keys and vocals and clarinet and angel wings that runs the show. It’s easy to say the stunning drumming of Ray Belli is really what makes the band great. It’s like he’s a male version of Jane Boxall Percussion, or she’s a female version of him. It’s easy to say that Zach Tenorio Miller’s Rick Wakeman style doubled handed keyboard playing makes the band great. It’s easy to say that Robin Ryczek’s cello that follows the song from mellow to mega-intense and her stunning backing vocals make the band great. In reality, it’s the combination that makes them so amazing. Their set was stunningly beautiful and stunningly powerful I’m not sure if it lasted twenty minutes or two hours, but it was glorious note for note.

Arc Iris at Light Club Lamp Shop photo by Joe Adler

Arc Iris at Light Club Lamp Shop photo by Joe Adler

After the last note ended, I went back to my supposed first stop, you know, the future, and headed to Finnegan’s. Most of the band were dressed as Doc Brown and I walked into the Flux Capacitor. A killer 1.21 Jigawats followed. The pulled our the cover of Rock Lobster->Mesopotamia. They scared us with the Space Weed Zombies, and kicked the night with a rousing Kiss Your Ass Goodbye. During the set it was cool to say a quick hi to Jedd Kettler, Ben Maddox, Johnnie Day Durand, Kevin Lynam and Matthew Bryan Hagen. After the last note I headed for the door, but had to hug Samara Lark Brown, just ’cause she’s so brave and strong. The walk home was easy and smooth. I know there was a lot of great music that I missed, right Bobby Hackney Jr. and Manhattan Pizza and Pub, but I caught what I could.