Record release show among Area 23 events
An off-the-beaten-path Concord restaurant and taproom is doing all it can to keep original music alive in New Hampshire. Area 23 was among the first venues in the state to revive live entertainment when lockdown was lifted last spring. Owner Kirk McNeil continues Continue reading “Northern song”
• Song pull: A weekly open mic night continues apace, hosted by Brian “Burnout” Peasley. The middle moniker is a nod to his punk rock days, though lately he leans toward roots and Americana with his bands Hometown Eulogy and Raid The Larder. Peasley also played mandolin support on Continue reading “The Music Roundup 21/02/04”
Finding ‘Ohana (PG)
Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono.
Pili (Peahu), a geocaching champion, sets out on a real treasure hunt to help pay her family’s bills in this adventure-packed kid-friendly movie set in Hawaii.
Pili, 12, and her brother, Ioane (Aiono), an older teen, have come to Hawaii with their mother, Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 21/02/04”
The Little Things (R)
Three difficult loners find themselves in each other’s orbit during the investigation into a serial killer in 1990 Los Angeles in The Little Things, a pretty standard midwinter thriller movie.
In the mix with horror movies, the occasional goofy comedy and, in February-ish, romance-y movies, the Continue reading “The Little Things (R)”
This Is the Voice, by John Colapinto (Simon & Schuster, 320 pages)
John Colapinto can blame his raspy voice on Jann Wenner.
Twenty years ago, he was working for Rolling Stone when Wenner, the magazine’s owner, put together a rock band composed of the magazine’s staff. “I had just Continue reading “This Is the Voice, by John Colapinto”
Practice, Not A Game (self-released)
Practice is the stage name of one Michael Tapper, a New Yorker who’s played drums for We Are Scientists, Bishop Allen and a couple of other bands. The nom is an in-joke that I suppose is funny to some; the backstory is that NBA great Continue reading “Album Reviews 21/02/04”
During the 1920s and 1930s, if you were young and had the means, Paris was the place to be.
The war had ended — at least everyone thought so. In the boom times of the Roaring Twenties the arts flourished like they never had before. The French embraced jazz, experimental Continue reading “A drink named…”
Celebrate with chocolate and red wine
How to celebrate Valentine’s Day? With red wine and chocolate, of course! The wine should be rich with fruit to the nose and palate but not too “jammy.” It should have subtle tannins and be “just a little dry” to counter the sweetness of Continue reading “Wine with Valentine’s Day”
Paul Lynn of Raymond and his partner, Carolyn D’Amico, launched Java Joe’s (59 Route 27, Raymond, find them on Facebook @javajoesraymondnh), a drive-thru shop offering specialty coffees, teas and various breakfast items, in 2015. Lynn built the 300-square-foot drive-thru himself and roasts his own coffee beans in house, which include Continue reading “Paul Lynn”
A deep dive into the steak bomb and its many variations
What is a steak bomb? Visit nearly every pizza or sub shop across New Hampshire and you’ll find this as an option on the menu. Most shop owners leave little debate as to what makes up this sub’s core Continue reading “The bomb”