The Signal

with Chris Kocher

A weekly entertainment show hosted by Chris Kocher, entertainment writer for the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Bringing you the best of Greater Binghamton's music and entertainment scene.


VAPE had to reschedule but I was thrilled to have once and future WHRW DJ Brian McKinley in the studio with me. The tunes were eclectic, as was the conversation.

Gunpoets – “We Sing, We Dance” (Bombs Away)
The Small Kings – “Gravity” (Into Gravity)
Rachael Sage – “Five Alarms” (Choreographic)
Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners – “Spin That Record” (Pacific Ragtime)
Fair City Fire – “Green X” (The Simple Truth)
Best Coast – “The Only Place” (The Only Place)
Best Coast – California Nights (California Nights)
Teenage Fanclub – What you do to me
Paul Simon – In a parade NEW RELEASE
Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
World Party – Thank You World
Everything But The Girl – Little Hitler
Florence & the Machine – Kiss With a Fist
The Julie Ruin – I Decide NEW RELEASE
Hot Hot Heat – Modern Mind NEW RELEASE
Bjork – I Miss You (Telegram Remix)
French Kicks – Abandon
Pavement – Stereo
Cold War Kids – Saint John
Joy Division – Something Must Break
Los Lonely Boys – Born on the Bayou NEW RELEASE
Rolling Stones – Hang Fire
Pixies – Dancing the Manta Ray
Shovels & Rope – What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?
Felice Brothers – Cooperstown
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him (Acapella)
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him
Alabama Shakes – Hold On
Amos Lee – What’s Been Going On
Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike
The Lumineers – Ophelia NEW RELEASE
Ben Folds Five – Philosophy
Shovels & Rope – Bridge on Fire
Gang of Four – Naturals’ Not In It

A note about last week: Apologies to Bug Tussle and Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival. There was confusion about repairs that were being done, and ultimately the show did not happen. I will have Bug Tussle back on the show before the end of the summer.

Now, tonight’s show … another one on my own, so we started with some great new music.
Cyndi Lauper – “The End of the World” (Detour)
Cyndi Lauper (w/ Willie Nelson) -“Night Life” (Detour)
Cyndi Lauper (w/ Vince Gill) – “You’re the Reason Our Kids are Ugly” (Detour)
Boo Ray – “Redneck Rock ‘n’ Roll” (Sea of Lights)
Boo Ray – “Sea of Lights” (Sea of Lights)
The Infamous Stringdusters (w/ Celia Woodsmith) – “Old Whiskey Bottle” (Ladies & Gentlemen)
The Infamous Stringdusters (w/ Abigail Washburn) – “Rock and Roll” (Ladies & Gentlemen)
Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners – “Love Will Make You Crazy” (Pacific Ragtime)
Jacob Miller & The Bridge City Crooners – “Gold Digger Blues” (Pacific Ragtime)
Graham Nash – “This Path Tonight” (This Path Tonight)
Graham Nash – “Cracks in the City” (This Path Tonight)
Lara Herscovitch – “The Bravest Thing” (Misfit)
Sean McConnell – “Ghost Town” (Sean McConnell)
Nancy Cassidy – “Love Train” (Heart of a Song)
Sierra Hull – “Choices and Changes” (Weighted Mind)
Josh Williams – “Queen of the County Fair” (Modern Day Man)
Sarah Jarosz – “Everything to Hide” (Undercurrent)
Susan Kane (w/ Fred Gillen Jr.) – “Worn Out Lines” (Mostly Fine)
Peter Eldridge – “Looking Forward to Looking Back” (Disappearing Day)
Cosy Sheridan – “I Am Your Landlord” (Sometimes I Feel Too Much)
Spook Handy – “Hobo’s Lullaby” (Pete, Woody & Me – Volume 1: Keep the Flame Alive)
Runa – “Bedlam Boys” (Live)
Geoff Samuels – “Knife in the Back” (Peaceful Waters)
Andrew John & Lissa – “Sensible Shoes” (Aren’t We Lucky)
Curtis & Loretta – “Dragonfly” (When There’s Good to be Done)
SONiA & disappear fear – “Love Out Loud” (Live at Maximal)
Ivas John – “Keep Your Train Movin’” (Good Days a Comin’)
Lizanne Knott – “Not This Time” (Excellent Day)
Dave Murphy – “White Lines and Skylines” (American Landscape)
James Gordon – “Sunny Jim” (Sunny Jim)
Millpond Moon – “Life is a Riddle” (Broke in Brooklyn)
David Maloney – “Some Things are Meant to Be” (My Father’s Shoulders)
Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche – “Landslide” (Mud & Apples)
Brother Sun – “Mighty Long Way” (Weights & Wings)

And then we were random for the last half-hour.
David Bowie – “Lazarus” (Blackstar)
Amber Rubarth – “You Got Through” (Scribbled Folk Symphonies)
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer – “Gentle Arms of Eden” (Drum Hat Buddha)
John Gorka – “Writing in the Margins” (Writing in the Margins)
Johnny Cash – “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You” (Love)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Whoop & Holler” (A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C))
Josephine – “A Freak A” (Portrait)
Next week, local band V.A.P.E. will join me in the studio. Definitely tune in for that one.

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First up, some cool new tunes.
Jim Donovan – “You Got to Believe It” (Sun King Warriors)
Jim Donovan – “Can’t Stop Falling” (Sun King Warriors)
Jim Donovan – “Right in Front of Me” (Sun King Warriors)
Jim Donovan – “The Sunshine” (Sun King Warriors)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Sweet Georgia” (Another Black Hole)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Another Black Hole” (Another Black Hole)
Malcolm Holcombe – “Peppermill Man” (Another Black Hole)
James Gordon – “Moon in the Man” (Sunny Jim)
David Maloney – “My Father’s Shoulders” (My Father’s Shoulders)
Miss Brown to You – “The Prettiest Pony” (Roll Away)
Monica Rizzio – “Long Lost Friend” (Washashore Cowgirl)
Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche – “Dinner Out” (Mud & Apples)
Goodbye Blue – “Light the Way” (Worth the Wait)
Brother Sun – “Mary Don’t You Weep and Moan” (Weights & Wings)
Brother Sun – “When I’m Gone” (Weights & Wings)
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards – “Worn Down” (Grain by Grain)
Dave Murphy – “Voice Inside Your Head” (American Landscape)
Gigi Love – “Shenandoah Blues” (National Parks Centennial Songs EP)
The Regulators – “All Systems Fail” (One of These Days)
Skinner & T’witch – “Castles in the Sky” (Rise)
Skinner & T’witch – “Sleeping Rough” (Rise)
Millpond Moon – “A Second Act in Me” (Broke in Brooklyn)
Crowes Pasture – “Don’t You Know” (Crowes Pasture)
Dave Gunning – “A Tractor” (Lift)

As has become traditional over the past few weeks, the final hour became random indeed.
David Bowie – “Blackstar” (Blackstar)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “You Will Rise Again” (Building a Road)
Josephine Oniyama – “Last Minute” (Portrait)
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks – “Who Are You?” (Tangled Tales)
Vance Gilbert – “For The Good Times” (Nearness of You)
Jenny Stockdale – “Night Sky” (Fingers Crossed)
Terence Martin – “The Last Black and White TV” (The Last Black and White TV)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – “All Loose Things” (The Ruffian’s Misfortune)
Five2 – “Broken, Still and Silent” (Sweet End)
Baby Gramps (with Peter Stampfel) – “Buzzard on the Gut Wagon” (Outertainment)
Marshall Crenshaw – “Someday, Someway” (The Definitive Pop Collection)

When Is It On?

Summer 2016

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