All-woman showcase at Shaskeen
An upcoming Saturday afternoon of music will be an eclectic gathering of four women, each with a unique voice. Rachel Berlin echoes Ladies of the Canyon-era Joni Mitchell, Bri Bell writes and records lush folk pop as a solo artist and plays in a hardcore Continue reading “Sister power”
Local music news & events
• Laugh buffet: When he’s looking to feel humbled, comedian Francis Birch watches the decade-old YouTube clip that someone recorded of his open mic debut, an effort prompted by his office mates’ encouragement that he was funny enough to try standup. Fortunately, he’s much better Continue reading “The Music Roundup 23/03/23”
Shazam! Fury of the Gods (PG-13)
Billy Batson is trying to keep the Shazam team together even though his family of superhero kids is growing up in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Actually, I lie, the movie isn’t about that at all. It states that a few times as Billy’s Continue reading “Shazam! Fury of the Gods (PG-13)”
I Have Some Questions for You, by Rebecca Makkai (Viking, 435 pages)
When the protagonist of Rebecca Makkai’s gripping new novel is a teen, she arrives at a boarding school in New Hampshire knowing little about the school or the region.
“I remembered wondering if New Hampshire kids had Continue reading “I Have Some Questions for You, by Rebecca Makkai”
Personal Blend, Inhale and Release (self-released)
Rochester, N.Y.-based seven-piece reggae-rock band for parties, bar mitzvahs and rock clubs, if those things even still exist. Surf, reggae, rock, dub and Rasta are the game that’s afoot here; I’d agree with the press blurb that pronounces these songs “complex arrangements” featuring digital Continue reading “Album Reviews 23/03/23”
Winter should be winding down at this point, but fresh local produce is still months away in New Hampshire. However, with a little creativity, you can enjoy treats that are full of summer flavors.
These cookies are reminiscent of summer, thanks to the addition of freeze-dried strawberries. This ingredient is Continue reading “The berry best cookies”
Mike McDade of Hollis is the owner and founder of Saucehound (saucehoundbbq.com, amazon.com/saucehound and on Facebook and Instagram), offering two craft barbecue sauces and spice rubs each. A native of Billerica, Mass., and an award-winning competitive barbecuer, McDade got his start in the world of barbecue sauces and rubs originally Continue reading “In the kitchen with Mike McDade”
Shaker Road Provisions’ new breakfast menu
When George “Rocky” Burpee of Loudon decided he was in the mood for some homemade bacon one day in February 2021, he couldn’t have imagined the kind of career trajectory it would set off for him in just a few short years. By the Continue reading “Wake up with bacon”
Milford husband-and-wife chef team takes over Pavilion in Wolfeboro
In just a few short years Chris Viaud has established himself as a leading New Hampshire chef, beginning in the spring of 2019 with Greenleaf, the seasonally inspired, locally sourced farm-to-table restaurant off the Milford Oval. Last fall, following more than Continue reading “Fine dining by the Lakes”
News from the local food scene
• A wine wonderland: Join the Bookery (844 Elm St., Manchester) in welcoming LaBelle Winery owner and winemaker Amy LaBelle on Sunday, March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m — she’ll be there to present her recently released debut book, Wine Weddings: The Ultimate Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 23/03/23”