The Insiders: Former congressman, others got game
Patrick Welch of Pembroke Academy basketball team.
JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff
Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa
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If you’re anything like us, you’ve always wanted to see a former congressman shred on guitar. Tonight is the night! The band Northern Light is opening for Boogie On Alice at Cheng Yang Li in Bow, and who should happen to be the lead guitarist for Northern Light? Paul Hodes!
“(Hodes) is a real guitar freak,” Jon Bresler, founding member and guitarist in his own right, told us. The band also features, among others, former Lebanon mayor Karen Liot Hill – but don’t expect stump speeches and baby kissing. Northern Light is nothing but dance-able roots rock. “It’s not politicians, it’s musicians,” said Bresler. “We just love playing music.”
Northern Light hits the stage at 8 p.m. at Chen Yang Li, 520 South St., Bow, followed by Boogie On Alice.
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Hop in the car as soon as you finish reading this, you should be able to make it to the University of New Hampshire by noon – just in time to see the undefeated Pembroke boys’ basketball team vie for the state championship against Souhegan. Junior superstar Pat Welch looks to continue his hot play and bring home the Spartans’ first title since 1991. Pembroke defeated Souhegan, 44-40, in their January regular season matchup. The game takes place at the Lundholm Gynamsium, 145 Main St., Durham.
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Elsewhere, Tall Granite Jazz Band plays at True Brew Barista at 7 p.m., the Granite State Symphony Orchestra presents “Romantic In March” at the Concord City Auditorium at 8 p.m., and the blues stylings of Bob Wolfman (our favorite monster-based band since Freddie Kruger and the Shreddy Cougars) come to the Purple Pit at 8 p.m.
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