A new hip-hop vibe from Fee The Evolutionist
Winning the Rising Star New Hampshire plaque at this year’s New England Music Awards was quite gratifying for rapper Fee The Evolutionist, but also bemusing. “I was laughing about that,” he said by phone recently. “I’m a rising star — it only Continue reading “Moving forward”
Bluegrass duo Green Heron
Fans of old-time music have a few opportunities to partake of one of the region’s best in the next few weeks, as Green Heron has performances ahead in Boscawen, Barrington and Laconia. Betsy Green and Scott Heron’s deft, delicate instrumental interplay and inspired harmonies make the Continue reading “Harmony united”
Music and comedy New Year’s Eve bashes
Looking to send 2022 off in style? Here are some places with plans for Saturday, Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve.
• 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, 766-3330) Dress loud and have fun at Harsh Promadillo, a prom-themed 21+ dance party with Continue reading “2023 beckons”
A look back and glimpse forward
After a year spent mostly indoors, followed by another truncated by omicron, 2022 sailed along quite smoothly. From big to small, venues packed calendars and celebrated with their fingers crossed; only the odd cancellation interrupted their joy. For example, Bank of New Hampshire Stage Continue reading “2022 in the groove”
Era-evoking New Year’s Eve gala in Concord
A retro vibe will blend with entertainment spanning decades, as the Bank of New Hampshire stage is transformed into a splendorous Roaring Twenties-themed ballroom on New Year’s Eve. Performers, ranging from chorus girls on the main stage to a jazz combo with a Continue reading “The bee’s knees”
April Cushman and Brad Myrick team up
On paper, the pairing of April Cushman and Brad Myrick is unexpected. At the recent New England Music Awards, she won for Best Country Act, while he was nominated in the jazz category. Over the years, however, they’ve connected a lot, at area Continue reading “Two of a kind”
Music fan gift guide
From modest to massive, local to legend, light fun to heavy tomes, there’s a great gift for the music fan in your life. Here are some ideas sure to bring a smile this holiday season.
Rocking Horse Music Club’s Circus of Wire Dolls (rockinghorsemusicclub.com) is one Continue reading “Swag of the season”
Amanda McCarthy duos for hometown show
On a Thursday afternoon in late October, Amanda McCarthy played a set at Bobby’s Idle Hour, a no-nonsense bar nestled at the edge of Nashville’s Music Row. The busy performer had another gig scheduled later that evening, but this one was special, marking the Continue reading “Nashville bond”
Step out for a musical December
From big stages to small, national touring acts and regional heroes will fill the nights with mirth and melodies throughout December.
Here’s a taste of what’s coming.
• Bookend the month, and then some, with Recycled Percussion. The junk rockers close out their Continue reading “Live for the season”
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s big show returns
Few acts usher in the holiday season quite like Trans-Siberian Orchestra, with its Christmas cocktail of classic rock, classical music and theatrical flourish topped with lasers and smoke bombs. Fans set their calendars by them, gathering families to take in a show that gets bigger Continue reading “Holiday tradition”