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.


[From 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday]

With no guest and no apprentice, I played a show of almost all new music (with one exception – see below).

“Till My Dying Day” / “Clear Your Mind” – Spottiswoode & His Enemies
“Tuesday Morning” / “Riding the Train” – Joe Crookston
“Two Stories” / “Bad Math” – Higher Animals
“Rain, Rain, Rain” – Shari Ulrich
“Come On in My Kitchen” – Ronstadt Generations y Los Tusconenses
“On the Way to Ashfield” – Carrie Ferguson
“Lemonade” – We’re About 9
“Unfamiliar Moon” – Vance Gilbert
“Fox in the Barnyard” – Paddy Mills
“Set that Baggage Down” – David Crosby
“Bright Side of Down” – John Gorka
“Down South Blues” – Brooksie Wells
“Can You See Me Now” – The Waymores
“Y’All Come Back Saloon” (live) – The Oak Ridge Boys

Next week, over spring break, WHRW will be getting a new master control board – which means no live shows until they make sure all the wires and etc. are connected correctly. But don’t worry – I’ll be back April 22. In case anyone misses me, I have not been fired!

“Around the Dial” – The Kinks

[From 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday]
Awesome live music and conversation from Bess Greenberg and JimmyJohn McCabe of The Falconers. They’ll perform at 9 p.m. Thursday at Galaxy Brewing Co. on Court Street in Binghamton. Learn more at or

Here’s what they played:
“Waterbound” (Dick Powell cover)
“Water Falling”
“I Can’t Forget” (Leonard Cohen cover)
“In Deeper”
“The Framemaker”
“Ohio” (Patty Griffin cover)

[From 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday]

Despite a shaky start (when he forgot to call on time), we had a good chat with Lucas Cortazio from Boston-based folk/rock band Tales of Olde. The group’s debut EP is out in June (except through PledgeMusic, where it’ll be released next week). Here are the tracks from them that we played:
“This Place”
“Little Bird”
(Also played Julia McKinnis’ song “Chemistry” while waiting for Lucas to call.)

My apprentice did not show up tonight either, so from there it was a free-for-all.
“Busting Up a Starbucks” / “Black Helicopters” – Mike Doughty
“Kiss the Bad Boys” – Vance Gilbert (NEW)
“Holed Up in Mason City” – John Gorka (NEW)
“50,000 Watts” – Rosanne Cash (NEW)
“Everything” – Rachael Sage
“Gravity” – Silverclub (NEW)
“Crying on the Webcam” – Space (NEW)
“Watch the Walls Melt Down” – Matisyahu (NEW)
“This is Where I Belong” – the Kinks

Next week, I’ll have local folk/rock duo The Falconers (Bess Greenberg and JimmyJohn McCabe) in the studio for a live session and interview. Should be a good one.

When Is It On?

Spring 2014

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Tuesdays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

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