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.


Great to have friend of the show Brian Wolff back in the studio to talk about Fair City Fire’s big year in 2016 and where his musical endeavors will take him in the future. He’ll perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at McGirks Irish Pub and 8 p.m. Saturday at Ransom Steele Tavern opening for Beard of Bees.

We shared a few tracks from Fair City Fire’s debut album “The Simple Truth,” and Brian also played a few songs live.
“I Want You” (Fair City Fire)
“Johnny” (live)
“Under” (Fair City Fire)
“Age of Convenience” (Fair City Fire)
“Green X” (Fair City Fire)
“Bangarang” (live)
“Strong” (Fair City Fire)

From there, we filled the last hour with new stuff.
The Marcus King Band – “Virginia” (The Marcus King Band)
Melissa Etheridge – “Wait a Minute” (Memphis Rock and Soul)
Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra – “Johnny Has Gone Electric” (Waves)
Laura Oden – “Gracie and the TSA” (Peel Back Another Layer)
Isabel Taylor – “Take Me Flying” (Awake Again)
Jack Williams – “I’ll Be Damned” (Far Away Long Ago)
Billy Crockett – “Record Player” (Rabbit Hole)
Elva Jones-Hahn – “Better Side of the Truth” (Every Now & Then)
Julie Gold – “Southbound Train” (Sixty)
Phil Cohen & Patricia Ford – “The Guitar Player” (Threads of Gold)
The Princes of Serendip – “Every Day’s a Choice You’re Making” (Seed Maid: Sentimental Songs)
John McEuen – “My Dirty Life and Times” (Made in Brooklyn)
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift – “Love is a Drag” (single)

Great to finally get Devinne Meyers on the show. We chatted about her life and music so far and what’s ahead – including a new band and solo album. She performs from 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Vestal Museum.

Here are the songs she played live, along with a couple of tunes from the East Coast Bigfoot EP “In Search Of …” (which featured Devinne as lead vocalist and songwriter).
“Gypsy Lullaby”
“The Hippie and the Child”
“I Could Never Hate You”
“Feeling Alive”
“42 Cents” (East Coast Bigfoot)
“Upside Down” (East Coast Bigfoot)
“Paint the Signs”
“Humbling Fog”

From there, some final tracks to fill in the last half-hour or so.
Brooks Williams – “Backwater Blues” (Brooks’ Blues)
The Marcus King Band with Derek Trucks – “Self-Hatred” (The Marcus King Band)
John McEuen – “Excitable Boy” (Made in Brooklyn)
Millpond Moon – “Forever Young” (Time to Turn the Tide)
Austin & Elliott – “Fat Man with a Flower” (Cradle and Crow)
Ordinary Elephant – “Railroad Man” (Before I Go)
John McCutcheon – “This Is Not a Song” (Trolling for Dreams)
Melissa Etheridge – “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” (Memphis Rock and Soul)

Eric’s annual visits (six years and running!) are always among of my favorite shows of the year. Lots of great music and discussion.

The Head and the Heart – “All We Ever Knew” (Signs of Light)
Lake Street Dive – “Call off Your Dogs” (Side Pony)
Andy Black – “We Don’t Have to Dance” (The Shadow Side)

Miike Snow – “Genghis Khan” (iii)
William Bell – “Poison in the Well” (This Is Where I Live)
Leonard Cohen – “Treaty” (You Want It Darker)

Saint Motel – “Move” (saintmotelevision)
Empire of the Sun – “High and Low” (Two Vines)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Go Robot” (The Getaway)

Keith Urban – “The Fighter” (Ripchord)
Sturgill Simpson – “Sea Stories” (A Sailor’s Guide to Earth)
Parker Millsap – “Pining” (The Very Last Day)
Artists of Then, Now & Forever – “Forever Country” (“Take Me Home Country Roads” / “On the Road Again” / “I Will Always Love You” medley) (single)

Sing Street – “Drive It Like You Stole It” (Soundtrack from “Sing Street”)
Sing Street – “A Beautiful Sea” (Soundtrack from “Sing Street”)

The Monkees – “She Makes Me Laugh” (Good Times!)
The Monkees – “Birth of an Accidental Hipster” (Good Times!)
Kansas – “Summer” (The Prelude Implicit)
De La Soul – “Snoopies” (and the Anonymous Nobody…)
Dan Reed Network – “Divided” (Fight Another Day)
The Avalanches – “Subways” (Wildflower)
Rick Astley – “Angels on My Side” (50)

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – “Human” (Human)
LP – “Lost On You” (Lost On You)
Declan McKenna – “Brazil” (single)
The Aces – “Stuck” (single)

Barry Gibb – “In the Now” (In the Now)
Steven Page – “I Can See My House From Here” (Heal Thyself Pt. 1: Instinct)
Brian Fallon – “Among Other Things” (Painkillers)
Wild Feathers – “Happy Again” (Lonely Is a Lifetime)
Wild Feathers – “Overnight” (Live At The Ryman)

Next Wednesday at 7 p.m., local singer/songwriter Devinne Meyers joins me in the studio for a live session before her gig on Jan. 14 at the Vestal Museum.

When Is It On?

Winter 2016

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