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 the TIJUANA DANGER DOGS and Russell Swanger back in the studio to talk about Boodenfooz Music and Arts Festival, coming up July 14 at Hickories Park in Owego.

Here are the songs played from the Danger Dogs:
“SOS” (Puppet)
“Breath of Fresh Air” (live)
“Puppet” (Puppet)
“Toast” (live)

Then we played tracks from a couple of the other Boozenfooz bands:
Grapefruit Cannonball – “Bang Bang Bang” (Idol)
Grapefruit Cannonball – “Bang Bang Bang” (Idol)
Molina – “More Than Life” (Swing Devotion)
Molina – “Swing Devotion” (Swing Devotion)

Some new folk tracks:
Indigo Girls – “Power of Two” (Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra)
Frank Newsome – “City that Lies Four Square” (Gone Away with a Friend)
Andrew Hardin and Hank Alrich – “The Perfect Hat” (Ah Ha!)
Laurie MacAllister – “My Stupid Heart” (The Lies the Poets Tell)

Abbreviated Sir Ray Davies birthday salute.
Ray Davies – “The Empty Room” (Our Country: Americana Act 2)
Ray Davies – “The Real World” (Our Country: Americana Act 2)

Next week I’ll likely do three hours of music, unless I have a last-minute guest.

Great to have Rich DePaolo join me in studio to discuss his new album “Killed for Kings.” There’ll be two record release shows in the region: Thursday night at Casita Del Polaris in Ithaca and Saturday night at CyberCafe West in Binghamton. Check out the album online at
“Seconds” (Killed for Kings)
“Where Believers Don’t Go” (live)
“The Valley of Elah” (live)
“Climb” (Killed for Kings)
“Hammer Lee” (live)
“Is Anybody There?” (Killed for Kings)

From there, we played a variety of new tunes that have arrived in the mail.
The Slocan Ramblers – “Down in the Sugarbush” (Queen City Jubilee)
The Bird Choir – “Hide My Heart” (single)
Oliver the Crow – “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” (Oliver the Crow)
Nancy Cassidy – “Love has Endless Space” (River’s Rising)
Martin Swinger – “Tomb for Pharaoh” (Living Things)
Richard Ruane & Beth Duquette – “Stuffing Clams in Exeter” (Notch Road)
Sammy Strittmatter – “Get Out of the City” (Get Out of the City)
Kate Callahan – “Wildflower” (Triumph)
Rick Lang – “Young Sailor’s Dream” (The Undertow)
Andrew Collins Trio – “King Midas in Reverse” (Tongue)
Andrew Collins Trio – “The Long Dusty Road” (Groove)
Rachael Sage – “Maybe She’ll Have Cats” (Myopia)
The Kennedys – “Is Anybody Listening?” (Safe Until Tomorrow)
Mary Gauthier – “Brothers” (Rifles & Rosary Beads)
Ry Cooder – “Jesus and Woody” (The Prodigal Son)
Carolann Solebello – “Our Lady of Sorrows” (Shiver)
Reggie Harris – “Better Angels” (Ready to Go)
I’m With Her – “Hundred Miles” (See You Around)
Leni Stern w/Mamadou Ba & Alioune Faye – “Crocodile” (3)

Next week, Tijuana Danger Dogs and Russell Swanger will return to the show to discuss the Boodenfooz Music and Arts Festival. Tune in!

Thanks again to Maggie Gilroy for joining me to preview the Tony Awards, which air Sunday night.

Bruce Springsteen – “Born to Run” (Born to Run)
“Waving through a Window” (Dear Evan Hansen)
“Omar Sharif” (The Band’s Visit)
“Stop” (Mean Girls)
“Let It Go” (Frozen)
“I’m Not a Loser” (SpongeBob SquarePants)
“I Could Have Danced All Night” (My Fair Lady)
Josh Groban – “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Carousel)
“Mama Will Provide” (Once on This Island)
Donna Summer – “Hot Stuff”
“Do Not Cry For Me, Argentina” (Prince of Broadway)
Jimmy Buffett – “Margaritaville”
“Hello Dolly” (Hello Dolly)
Sara Bareillis – “She Used To Be Mine” (Waitress)
“Best Day Ever” (SpongeBob SquarePants)

When Is It On?

Summer 2018

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