Music This Week

The Music Roundup 20/17/03

Laughs aplenty: A no-cover triple bill of comedy features Paul Landwehr, who recently won his first cash prize as a golfer. An aviation-themed, craft brew-centric venue is the latest to offer standup for promoter and veteran comic Rob Steen, who also hosts. The lineup is rounded out by Greg Boggis, a local hero who has long run a monthly comedy show down the street at Fody’s. Thursday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m., The Flight Center, 97 Main St., Nashua. See headlinerscomedyclub.com.

Double down: Enjoy acoustic rock from Venom & Mayhem, a pair of identical twins playing covers, from Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page” to “Zombie” from the Cranberries, mixed with originals like the sweetly nostalgic “Summer Haze.” On rare occasions the pair — Tanya on guitar, Tia tapping congas — mix the two by remaking Bon Jovi’s “You Can’t Go Home” into a song about calculus. Friday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Penuche’s Music Hall, 1087 Elm St., Manchester, facebook.com/venomandmayhem.

Jam on: Live music under the tent runs all afternoon, ending up with Andrew North & the Rangers playing originals. Piano ace and songwriter North recently released Allamagoosalum, a concept LP inspired by Phish’s Rift as well as Tommy and Dark Side of the Moon. Saturday, Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., Area 23, 254 N. State St., Unit H (Smokestack Center) Concord, thearea23.com. An open acoustic jam session hosted by John Farese on guitar and banjo begins at 2 p.m.

Twang thang: Temperatures are cooler, but al fresco music is still a thing, as Sage & the Tumbleweeds play on an outdoor stage completed in late spring that’s perfectly suited for autumn in New England. The five-piece band’s music leans toward Southern rock and Eagles, with an interesting twist — congas and xylophone mix with soaring guitars and high lonesome sound. Sunday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m., Tooky Mills, 9 Depot St., Hillsborough, facebook.com/sageandthetumbleweeds.

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