Mother Iguana plans release show
Restlessness animates many artists; insomnia can cripple more than a few. For a Concord guitarist and singer-songwriter it does both. On the new album Eyeball Planet, Mac Holmes, performing as Mother Iguana, has created a song cycle about sleeplessness. The music isn’t comforting, but Continue reading “Global local”
Local music news & events
• Poetry slam: The weekly spoken word gathering Slam Free or Die has two familiar names, Amber Tamblyn and Derrick Brown. Tamblyn is an actress, director and writer whole latest book is Listening in the Dark: Reclaiming the Power of Women’s Intuition. Brown Continue reading “The Music Roundup 23/05/25”
Dominic Toretto family family family car vroom boom in Fast X, a scene-setting part-one situation.
Which I knew going in. I’ve read that Fast X is the second (or maybe third, according to Vulture) to last of the Fast & Furious central-storyline movies. The result, though, is that the characters Continue reading “Fast X (PG-13)”
All the Beauty in the World, by Patrick Bringley (Simon & Schuster, 226 pages)
When Patrick Bringley’s older brother died after a lingering illness, his life was upended at age 25 and so he did the only thing that made sense at the time: He applied to be a Continue reading “All the Beauty in the World, by Patrick Bringley”
The Waymores, Greener Pastures (Chicken Ranch Records)
This one comes with a backstory that’s kind of encouraging for artists slogging away in more remote, less arts-centric areas of the country. We’re talking about throwback-country/bluegrass stuff here, the real deal, and this duo’s success came about when they released a two-song Continue reading “Album Reviews 23/05/25”
I know I’m not the first person to point this out, but the original versions of a lot of nursery rhymes and fairytales were pretty brutal. In the original version of Little Red Riding Hood, the story ends with the wolf eating her. Ring Around the Rosie is about Continue reading “Too many thorns”
Adam Donnelly of New Boston is the executive chef of the Riverside Grille (737 River Road, New Boston, 384-2149, riversidegrillenh.com), which opened in January. Known for its eclectic modern-American menu, served alongside a full bar in a family-friendly casual setting, Riverside Grille offers items like burgers, wraps, sandwiches and flatbread Continue reading “In the kitchen with Adam Donnelly”
New Hampshire Bacon & Beer Festival returns
By Maya Puma
Unique flavors of savory bacon and smooth cold beer take center stage at the New Hampshire Bacon & Beer Festival, returning to Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimackon Saturday, June 3.
The festival is a fundraiser for the High Hopes Foundation, Continue reading “Bacon it happen”
News from the local food scene
• Eats by the slopes: McIntyre Ski Area (50 Chalet Way, Manchester) is due to reopen its seasonal onsite restaurant, The Hill Bar & Grille, for a fourth season on Tuesday, May 30, marketing director Aly Coakley confirmed. Since 2020, the eatery Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 23/05/25”
Power coalition CEO
Brian Callnan is the newly appointed CEO of The Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire, based in Concord, which empowers local communities to choose their energy sources, collaborate with utilities to upgrade energy infrastructure and provide inclusive electricity supply rates and services to all program participants.
Explain Continue reading “On The Job – Brian Callnan”