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”
Local music news & events
• Songbird: Along with writing achingly beautiful songs, Antje Duvekot is a talented animator who’s made music videos for several of her contemporaries. Lately, she’s collaborating on a long-form project about Holocaust survivor Abe Piasek. Musically, she’s putting the finishing touches on a new, fan-funded Continue reading “The Music Roundup 22/12/08”
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (TV-14)
Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista.
And in addition to Quill (Pratt) and Drax (Bautista) we get Nebula (Karen Gillan), Kraglin (Sean Gunn), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Groot (voice of Vin Diesel), Rocket (voice of Bradley Cooper), Cosmo the Russian cosmonaut dog (voice of Maria Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 22/12/08”
Santa Claus gets bloody in Violent Night, an entertaining oddity of an action dark comedy holiday movie that is, despite a lead-character moppet and lots of Christmas Magic, the hardest of hard Rs and decidedly not for kids.
But also, were it not for the skull-crushing (accompanied by real A+ Continue reading “Violent Night (R)”
Now is Not the Time to Panic, by Kevin Wilson (Ecco, 243 pages)
It’s another mundane day in the suburban household of Frances Eleanor Budge when she picks up the phone and hears a writer for The New Yorker say, “The edge is a shantytown filled with gold seekers.” Continue reading “Now is Not the Time to Panic, by Kevin Wilson”
-(16)-, Into Dust (Relapse Records)
Come to think of it, it’s been a while since I covered a sludge-metal album, which is weird, because I usually get a lot of jollies out of that genre: usually you can count on hearing stuff that treads some sort of middle ground between Continue reading “Album Reviews 22/12/08”
Give the gift of bubbles or reds
At this “most wonderful time of the year,” there will be plenty of dinners, parties and gatherings of all sorts, and you want to bring something special to the host, your favorite family member or good friends, but you may not know what Continue reading “Wine for the host”
Another weekend, another social gathering, right? If it is an at-home occasion, you may need to bring an appetizer to share. Since we are all busy hustling and bustling, why not bring a homemade snack that is simple yet addictively delicious?
This recipe is a play on the ’80s classic Continue reading “Raspberry jalapeño spread”
Carlos Dorado of Hollis is the chef and owner of Effin Sauces Co. (effinsauces.com, and on Facebook and Instagram @effinsauces), a producer of an organic apple cider-based vinegar hot sauce made with bell and habañero peppers known as Sweet Lava. Originally from Spain, Dorado graduated from Johnson & Wales University Continue reading “In the kitchen with Carlos Dorado”
Where to go to have a festive holiday feast
Several Granite State eateries will have their doors open for limited hours on Christmas Eve (Saturday, Dec. 24), and a couple of them plan to serve you on Christmas Day as well. Check out this list of where you can go Continue reading “Gather around the table”