Artistic brouhaha brewing in Exeter


I do love me a good fight. And there is one brewing out in Exeter between some artists and the old guard. Progress vs. Standard. You know the deal....

Comedian shares thoughts on depression


“I’m sick of it,” Lou Reed might sing. “I’m sick of you.”   That’s the way I feel about depression and suicide. I’m sick of you, sick of it. Flat...

A few years back, I came across a video by a group billed as The Suspects and Guests – I think an all Irish crew – that covered Bruce Springsteen’s...

The best of Granite State blues


On Sunday at the Strange Brew in Manchester, there will be a battle royal of sorts taking place, a straight-up grudge match with some of the best...

Post-grad living informs music


Few weeks back, Jake Davis of the Whiskey Stones, came into the WKXL studios and played a few songs.I was looking forward to hearing Davis, 25...

For a performance venue like The Word Barn in Exeter to fly under the radar – as it seems to be doing – is pretty remarkable. Makes me wonder if...

Spring listening with the DoBros


She’s gone, people, Ol’ Miss Winter, the wrecker that she is and always will be.Come out from under your rank house clothes, carry those rags to...

Of music and musings


Bear with me, please. It’s been a hellacious week.    The hour calls for a mash up of thoughts, some musical, some not. Nothing solid, just a...

Teaching on the music scene


In a week, I’ll be doing something I never would have imagined I’d be doing, not in 100 years. And I’ve done some things – some good, some wicked...

Great musician at NEC this weekend


I’m telling you, it’s going to be one of those nights down at New England College in Concord this Saturday. I can feel it. No rain, no snow or fog...

N.H. music scene ever-growing


Lee Viathan of Manchester loves music. Plays it, lives it, embodies it.One night or three in a row, Viathan, 36, can be seen either popping a brain...

Connect with music


I enjoy sitting in my freezing cold basement listening to music that other people created. Song after song, over and over again, I drag and rewind,...

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