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Wolfhand and Nechromancer at Nectar’s August 6, 2018   Leave a comment

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Wolfhand

 

I had a great time seeing music Monday night at Nectar’s. The idea of some nice doom and gloom heavy music appealed so I took the lovely walk downtown a little after 9. I got in and settled and about 9:30 Wolfhand began to play. Their music is heavy and rich and sounds like swimming in heavy water. They are heavy enough to get away with playing Metal Mondays but psychedelic enough to attract people like Mike Luoma, who has seen them more times than I. Imagine Obscured By Clouds era Pink Floyd only a bit more heavy and all instrumental, and you’ll have an idea of what they sound like. I delightfully lost myself in the churning music as they evoked images of black winds and plaguebearers. They played songs about bandit cults and about when the devil arrives. They closed the set with a ride on the Doomed Convoy. I love getting immersed in their sound.

I hung out for a bit and chatted with Mike, and after a medium long set break, Nechromancer began to play. They describe their music as EBM, Electronic Body Music, and it has elements of EDM with more of a heavy goth approach. The vocals began close tot the cookie monster zone, but spent most of the night in a goth gloom zone with distinguishable lyrics. The band had a singer/guitarist, drummer and two keyboard players so there were a lot of synth industrial sounds to the songs. The keyboardist on the right was dancing around the whole night but the keyboardist on the left was all business. I caught New Order and Bauhaus vibes and something reminded me a little of Lestat’s band in Queen Of The Damned. They played a song about social contagion and said there is a video for Unhallows Grieve. They played a cover I did not know but really enjoyed. They played a song about a twist of fate and a new one called The Harrowing. They were a little extra dancy, but still heavy, on the next one, which was the embodiment of EBM. They rocked out Intersect and closed by hailing their Vampire queen.

I headed out shortly after that. There was a System Of A Down cover band coming on after, but I was tired and wanted to get home and get rested up for the next adventure. I’m so glad I put in the effort to go out.

 

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Nechromancer

 

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Posted August 10, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 269 Thursday August 9, 2018 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 Thursday August 9. You can stream it from the website or here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Alone In The Night – Andriana Chobot

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to open with a serious heavy song or a fun happy one, so let’s do both.

1.) Elevator – SWALE
2.) You Gotta Move – Hayley Jane and the Primates
3.) Don’t Tell Me To Smile – The Red Newts
4.) Love Me Forever – Steady Betty

That is such a lovely song from Betty. I agree with the Newts that you should never tell a woman she has to smile. She can figure out whatever expression she chooses. Nice rocker from the Primates and great song from Swale. I want to thank Ben Slotnick – Mandolinist for turning me on to this next artist.

5.) Feeling Small – Abby Sherman
6.) Liar – Maryse Smith
7.) [name] – Adrienne Cooper Smith
8.) Modern Love – Ouzkxqlzn

That’s such a cool take on the Bowie song. Lauren Costello is just amazing. I love the electric banjo on Adrenne’s song. That’s a classic from Maryse and a great new song from Abby. OK, this next artist is back in town and is playing a show Saturday the 11th at Light Club Lamp Shop, and a lot of us are excited. Here is a set of her music.

9.) Lithuania – Hana Zara
10.) The Cats – Hana Zara
11.) Megan’s Song – Hana Zara
12.) Hartford – Hana Zara
13.) Womb Of Amanda – Hana Zara

I love getting wrapped into her songs. I hope you did too. Definitely go to the Lamp Shop this weekend. That last song makes me think of fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters and makes me think of this song.

14.) Brothers And Sisters – Joe Adler
15.) Paint It Black – Silver Bridget
16.) L Ron Hubbard – Humble Hero
17.) Black, Blue, And White – The New Siberians

Great rocker from the Siberians. Hubbard is such a fun song, I had to play it again. Cool cover from the masters of cool covers. Great song from Joe. OK, here is the next song on The Uncanny Doom Service.

18.) Collider – Doom Service
19.) Not True – Peg Tassey MUSIC
20.) Vampire Queen – Nechromancer
21.) Space Odyssey – Aliendog
22.) Doomed Convoy – Wolfhand

I got to see Wolfhand and Nechromancer at Nectar’s on Monday and both were really cool. I caught Aliendog a couple of weeks ago and loved their show. I’m psyched I have a song to play now. Great songs from Peg and Doom. This next band are doing a release party for their new album MSP3 Counter Attack on Saturday at Higher Ground. OK, enough of me, let’s just listen to music for a while.

23.) Big Box Law Enforcement – ROUGH FRANCIS
24.) Queen City – Cave Bees
25.) Lean In – When Particles Collide
26.) Walk On By – Rough Francis
27.) Book Of Zoo – David Rosane & The Zookeepers
28.) Super Powers – The Dead Shakers
29.) Oh You! – You’re You! – Ruckzuck

Such a great song from Ruckzuck. Hopefully, they will come back and visit again soon. I love that Shakers song. It was great seeing David and the Zookeepers in a library in Fairfax. The tour continues to Vergennes tonight. I love how Francis are staring racism in the face and fighting for justice for all, the way it should be. Particles will stop by town in a few weeks, so I wanted to get you ready. Bees are opening for Francis on Saturday. 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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Songs after:
Big Wedge – Fish
Fifty-Mission Cap – The Tragically Hip
Kings – The Church
Everybody Knows – Leonard Cohen
Janie Jones – The Clash
Pinhead – The Ramones
This Machine – Invisible Homes
Homesick – Jakals
We Are The Beautiful Sunsets – The Cush
Give It Up To The Night – Bad Smell
The ConstruKction Of Light – King Crimson
Heavy – Clever Girls
Empire Of The Clouds – Iron Maiden
Astral Traveler – Yes
Rusalka, Rusalka-The Wild Rushes – The Decemberists
I’m So Bored With The USA – The Clash
This Dog Is The King Of The Losers – Bee Bee Sea
The Last Straw – Marillion
Addictions – Lucy Dacus
Mountain – Faun Fables
Morrigan – Children in Paradise
King Of The Mountain – Kate Bush
regular awesome programming

Radio Show 263 Thursday June 21, 2018 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 Thursday June 21st. It can be streamed here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Bury My Lovely – October Project

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Usually, I start out a little mellow and work my way up into a maelstrom. Let’s change that tonight and start rocking now.

1.) This Town – Suburban Samurai
2.) Betty Rage – Doll Fight
3.) Willow I & II – Tyler Daniel Bean

Great music from Tyler and the band. There is a wonderful video for Willow II that speaks about depression. If you ever feel that way, please reach out to friends. We care more than you might realize. Another reason to play i & II is to celebrate Tyler’s new shop called Willow’s Bagels. I’ve enjoyed my two visits. Great rockers from Fight and Samurai. OK, so last week I finished playing Engine by Kelly Ravin. Tonight we begin the trek through The Uncanny Doom Service.

4.) The Curse Of The Doom Service – Doom Service
5.) Imaginary – Envy
6.) Sugar Coated Candy Stix – Dino Bravo VT
7.) Paper Train – David L Jarvis

That’s a classic from the ’90’s. Fun rocker from Dino, that song was recorded last year. Envy were an amazing part of the local music scene in the ’90’s. Great song, and album, by Doom. So, Envy had two great singer songwriter guitar players named Sean Toohey and Matt Hutton. They went on to form The Red Telephone and the duo will play a show at Radio Bean on Saturday at 7pm. They recorded an interview with Mike Luoma this afternoon that will be broadcast on WBKM tomorrow around 1pm. Let’s dive in and listen to some of their music.

8.) Pennsylvania – The Red Telephone
9.) Jet Pilot High – The Red Telephone
10.) Bionic – The Red Telephone
11.) Teenage Mother Earth – The Red Telephone
12.) Today Is Tomorrow – The Red Telephone
13.) I Don’t Know What To Believe – The Red Telephone

Bionic was from the album they did after getting signed to Warner Brothers. Believe is about getting dropped from the label and going out on your own. Jet is the first song on their solo EP Aviation. Pennsylvania is from the Cellar Songs album, as is Teenage. Today is from the Places You Return album that came out a couple of years ago. I’m so happy to see them play on Saturday. OK, this next artist is at Foam Brewers tomorrow.

14.) Mama – Ivamae
15.) Strings – Binger
16.) Sandblaster – The High Breaks
17.) Detective Norman – Sad Turtle

Turtle will be at the Bean after the Hutton Toohey Disaster on Saturday. The Breaks will be at Foam on Saturday. Binger will play BCA on Wednesday. This next band played a cool show last week.

18.) Plague Bearer – Wolfhand
19.) Space Weed Zombies – Wave of the Future
20.) Carnage – Black Rabbit
21.) Signal Loss – Zeus Springsteen

Zeus and the Rabbit will be at The Monkey House on Saturday. I thought it would be fun to play the zombie song since Turtle, Wolfhand and Wave share band members. OK, let’s keep rocking.

22.) Everything You Say And Do – Bison
23.) Simpsons – J Bengoy
24.) My New Mix Tape – Eef
25.) Today Is Mine – David Rosane & The Zookeepers

Great new song from the Book Of Zoo album. David and the band will soon launch their noble quest to encourage literacy and support libraries. Super fun song from Eef and interesting advice about how to watch the Simpsons. Bison are so much fun. OK, let’s keep on with more beautiful music.

26.) Middlesex – SWALE
27.) Poem for Torin/Ethan Is Stoned – Peg Tassey MUSIC
28.) Even The Clouds Get High – James Kochalka
29.) Grandma Betty’s Good Time Smoking Weed – Brother Zag.

The Brother seldom plays out but now and then you might hear a random guitar play through the old north end. Fun song from James and classic from Peg. We wish you well Peg, get better soon. 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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Songs after
Solo – Fish
Looking For A Place To Happen – The Tragically Hip
Gettin’ High – Heavy Plains
Alan’s Garden – Ruckzuck
Go Ahead – farm
Let’s Go Get Stoned – Marco Benevento
Stratosphere – Joe Adler
Low Spark Of High Heeled Boy – Traffic
Sons And Daughters – The Decemberists
Heavy – Clever Girls
Ozone – Ace Frehley
Regular awesome programming

Hellascope, Wolfhand, and Black Pyramid at Nectar’s January 29, 2018   Leave a comment

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I had a great time seeing music a week ago Monday at Nectar’s. I’d been meaning to catch up with Hellascope for a while and they were opening that Metal Monday night. I was slow to get out the door and they were on stage and rocking hard when I got in and settled. They had a beautiful and heavy doom and gloom sound and I was hooked form the first moment. They played a song about a creature and a song about magic. They started slow on the next one then they hit it hard and took it on a long epic journey over the mountain and across the sea. That ended the set and made me want to go see them again soon.

Up next was an instrumental band called Wolfhand. Their songs had a nice heavy flow and epic feel. They played sound clips in between songs and kept me in a happy place. Some songs were lead by the keys, some by the lap guitar and some by the bass. The electric guitarist lead a couple too. Their five song set was delightful and they closed with something about a convoy coming to pick up the gold. I’d go see them again anytime.

 

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The headliner for the night was a band from western Massachusetts called Black Pyramid. They describe their music as psychedelic war metal and that sounds right to me. The songs had epic rises and falls and were tremendous. They opened with a long slow blues metal groove then rocked hard. I didn’t know any of the songs and let them take me on journeys through distant lands. They sang about soldiers and winter and I loved every moment of their set. I hope they come back and do it again sometime.

What a great night of music in our town.

 

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Posted February 7, 2018 by tmusicfan in Rock Shows

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Radio Show 243 Thursday February 1, 2018 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 Thursday February 1st. It can be streamed from the website or our Facebook page here: WBKM It will go as follows.

Song before: Sugar Bullets – Stranglers

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From our small city to the great big world, these are the Sounds Of Burlington. Let’s begin tonight with a look back at the good old days when you would make mix tapes and give them to friends and lovers.

1.) My New Mix Tape – Eef
2.) True Hue – Ivamae
3.) The Cats – Hana Zara
4.) 15 Steps – Maryse Smith

I was excited to hear that Maryse will be back in town for many shows in February including a residency at Light Club Lamp Shop. Hana will be back in town for a show on February 11th at Radio Bean and I’m very excited for that too. Ivamae plays such beautiful songs. Great song from Eef. OK, here is the next song on Black, Blue, and White.

5.) The Sun Comes Up – The New Siberians
6.) The Static Divine – Crazyhearse
7.) Glover Tonight – Chin Ho
8.) Come Kiss Me – Near North

That’s such a lovely song from North. That’s a classic from Ho. Great song from the Middlebury band. Another great song from the Siberians. That album is packed with them. OK, I’ve got a treat for you. This next song is brand new and features Urian Hackney on drums!

9.) Honest Will – The Parts
10.) Light Walking – Adam Wolf
11.) Midnite Dance – Christopher Dorian Alley All Star Band
12.) Interview/Neutrino – Black Rabbit

That’s from the Live From Robot Dog Studio album that Ryan Cohen and I put out last week. They will be at ArtsRiot tomorrow. Another cool song from Alley’s new Hippo Nose album. I caught Adam a couple of weeks ago and loved the show. His band will be at ArtsRiot on Saturday. Great song from Danny LeFrancois and the rest of the Parts. OK, these next three bands will be at Club Metronome tomorrow.

13.) Monsters Are Due – Doom Service
14.) Six Month Winter – Suburban Samurai
15.) A Part Of You – NODON
16.) No Magic – Hellascope
17.) Doomed Convoy – Wolfhand
18.) …And The Gods Made War/Visions Of Gehenna – Black Pyramid

I caught Pyramid, Wolfhand, and Hellascope at Nectar’s last Metal Monday and loved all three. The first three will rock Metronome hard tomorrow. OK, let’s keep rocking.

19.) Burn – Dirty Blondes
20.) Move Through Time – Persian Claws
21.) Sun In The Sky – Ninja Custodian
22.) Sequoia 3 – Binger

I love the lyrics and power of that song. The Ninja song always used to cheer me up when i was down. Great rockers from Persian and the Blondes. Hey, this next band just released this new song.

23.) Where Do we Go From Here? – Madaila
24.) She Moves In Passages – Late Night Sneaky Uncle
25.) Basin And Range – Ver Sacrum
26.) Miniature Stairway To Heaven – James Kochalka Superstar
27.) Waiting For The World To End – The Depth and the Whisper
28.) The Next Instead – SWALE

Such a great song from Swale. The Whisper song has stuck with me since they played town that one time. Great new song from James. Ver is Matt from Vedora. He’s such a good soul and the music has a lovely flow. I love Ann-Marie’s singing on the Uncle song. Thanks for all that you do Madaila. 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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Songs after
Jungle Ride – Fish
She Didn’t Know – The Tragically Hip
The Revenge Of Vera Gemini – The Contrarian
Usual Plays In Heaven/Be Kind And Talk To Me – Active Heed
Try To Love parts 1 and 2 – Dam Kat
A Great Good Comes – analog missionary
Strange Phenomena – Kate Bush
Not I – Andriana Chobot
Holes – Mercury Rev
Another Murder Of A Day – Fish and Tony Banks
Images – Saga
New York My Lovely – Joshua Glass Music
Myrrh – The Church Band
regular programming.