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.


Back on the horse after a one-week hiatus (and a show the week before when we discussed RoberCon and played no music).

No guest tonight, so I played a bunch of new music and talked about concerts going on around the region this week.
Trey Anastasio Band – “Bounce” (free single from upcoming album “Paper Wheels”)
Billy Vera & Evie Sands – “Night Bird” (Queen of Diamonds / Jack of Hearts)
Evie Sands – “I’ve Had Enough of That Girl” (Queen of Diamonds / Jack of Hearts)
The Early Mays – “Little Darling Pal of Mine” (The Early Mays)
Camela Widad – “Angels and Devils” (Warriors of Love)
Beth Wood – “Bird Girl” (Sometimes Love)
Donna Lynn Caskey – “The Good News” (Nameless Heart)
Lo-Fi Resistance – “2554” (The Age of Entitlement)
The Jigsaw Seen – “Let There Be Reverb” (Old Man Reverb)
Davey O. – “The Song I Wrote” (No Passengers)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “No Time for Love” (English Dream)
Cheryl Branz – “You” (Letting Go)
Heather Styka – “Like It’s 1945” (While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet)
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge – “Mean Mother Blues” (Avalon)
Lorrie Newman Keating – “If I Needed You” (In The Booth)

Also met my new apprentice, Eric, who played a couple of tunes at the end of the show.
Stevie Ray Vaughn – “Rude Mood” (Texas Flood)
Gorillaz – “On Melancholy Hill” (Plastic Beach)

Next week, I’ll be joined in studio by David “Doc” Rasey and Charles Berman to discuss the annual Preservation Association of the Southern Tier Spirit Walk to be held Oct. 18 in downtown Binghamton.

Fun to talk with Nate Marshall of Nate & Kate about the duo’s CD release show at 9 p.m. Thursday at Galaxy Brewing Co. in Binghamton. Here’s what we played.
Nate & Kate – “Livin’ on Gasoline” (Here You Are)
Nate & Kate – “Invisible” (Here You Are)
Nate & Kate – “If You Wanna Be Rich” (Here You Are)
Nate & Kate – “House of the Risin’ Sun” (Here You Are)
Nate & Kate – “The Click Drag Cut & Paste” (Here You Are)
Nate & Kate – “Opposites Attract” (Here You Are)
Nate & Kate – “Here You Are” (Here You Are)

From there, we played a few new tracks to fill out the show.
Zarni de Wet – “New Love” (single)
Mike Doughty – “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future” (Stellar Motel)
Jim Photoglo – “Something of Me” (Halls of My Heart)
Teresa Storch – “Make You Mine” (Come Clean)

And finally, one for Jacqui.
The Grand Slambovians – “The Invisible” (The Grand Slambovians)

Next week, we’ll discuss the RoberCon sci-fi convention at Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton on Sept. 27-28.

Before Taina called in at 8, I played an hour of random but cool music.

Robyn Hitchcock – “To Turn You On” (The Man Upstairs)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Lazarus” (Building a Road)
Spottiswoode & His Enemies – “Drunk” (Building a Road)
The Grand Slambovians – “The Trans-Slambovian Bipolar Express” (The Grand Slambovians)
The Grand Slambovians – “Forever & A Day Like This” (The Great Unravel)
Davey O – “Standing in These Shoes” (No Passengers)
Jeremy Lyons – “When I’m Feeling Better” (Make It Better)
The Stray Birds – “Never for Nothing” (Best Medicine)
Adler & Hearne – “Love is a Fire” (Second Nature)
Teresa Storch – “Abigail” (Come Clean)
Kyle Carey – “Wind Through Casper” (North Star)
Eliza Lynn – “Everything Sped Up” (Goodbye Nashville)

At 8, Taina Asili joined me on the air to talk about her Sept. 20 show at Cyber Cafe West in Binghamton with La Banda Rebelde as well as the band’s new album, “Fruit of Hope.” Here are the tracks we played.
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “Fruit of Hope” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “Baila al Movimiento” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “And We Walk” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “Journey to Joy” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “Freedom” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “For Our Children” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “Abeja” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “Survival” (Fruit of Hope)
Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde – “This Is Our Moment” (Fruit of Hope)

Then we were random again for the last half-hour.
Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt – “Cars Don’t Keep” (Crooked Fiddle)
John Gorka – “Bright Side of Down” (Bright Side of Down)
Amanda Pearcy – “A Thousand Tender Recollections” (Royal Street)
Britt Connors – “Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone” (Warmer Season)
Jacob Johnson – “Chim Chim Chiree” (One-Take Jake)
Brother Sun – “Love is the Water” (Brother Sun)
The Kinks – “Summer’s Gone” (Word of Mouth)

When Is It On?

Fall 2014

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