Bands, booking and community building
For many musicians, having space in life to create and stages to play on is the measure of success. While stream counts and ticket sales are fine for rock ’n’ roll fantasy, a Friday night in front of a supportive group of fans and friends Continue reading “With a little help”
Local music news & events
• Vocal versatility: A free al fresco performance from Sharon Jones will include selections ranging from jazz to soul to groove-steeped rhythm and blues. Jones, a Portsmouth native, is “arguably the Seacoast’s favorite performer” according to the region’s Jazz Society. Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m., Continue reading “The Music Roundup 23/07/27”
The blond, permanently tip-toed Stereotypical Barbie visits the decidedly un-pink human Real World of Los Angeles in Barbie, another win for director and co-writer Greta Gerwig.
In Barbieland, pink — particularly that very specific Barbie hot-pink — abounds, with a pink wardrobe ready for Barbie (Margot Robbie) in her Dream Continue reading “Barbie (PG-13)”
The Last Ranger, by Peter Heller (Knopf, 304 pages)
Yellowstone National Park is having a moment. An hour, really.
The first national park in the U.S., it was established in 1872 and straddles Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations and a plot Continue reading “The Last Ranger, by Peter Heller”
EbE404, Dark Ice Days (Give/Take Records)
It’s not that I’ve been avoiding the goth/industrial promo albums that have been coming in for many months from the Give/Take label; to be honest, the name of the PR company that services the imprint’s stuff is very similar to one of the nyms Continue reading “Album Reviews 23/07/27”
We have reached the end of July, which is one of my favorite times of summer because of the local produce. If it has been a good farming season, we have tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuces and more available at nearby farm stands. This year’s rain has definitely wreaked havoc on local Continue reading “Creamy Cucumber and Pea Salad”
Originally from East Aurora, New York, outside Buffalo, Sherrie Paltrineri went to school at Babson College in Massachusetts. Paltrineri always loved to cook and bake, and leaned into these hobbies while she was out of work due to the pandemic, selling homemade cocoa bombs at craft fairs. With her business, Continue reading “In the kitchen with Sherrie Paltrineri”
Doughnut makers find their crowd in Nashua
By Mya Blanchard
Their first time at the Nashua farmers market, Donut O’clock sold out in just 40 minutes.
“I don’t know how that happened because it was our very first day in Nashua,” said Anna Khachatryan, who owns the business with Continue reading “It’s Donut O’clock”
The Patio at the Mile Away now open in Milford
A Milford institution for more than 50 years, the Mile Away Restaurant is best-known as a frequently visited spot for special occasions of all kinds, from birthday and anniversary parties to weddings. A new outdoor space directly adjacent to the Continue reading “A casual alternative”
News from the local food scene
• New England Hot Sauce Fest: Enjoy hot sauce samples, beer, music, food trucks and more at the second annual New England Hot Sauce Fest on Saturday, July 29, at the field behind Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton (105 Towle Road). Visit newenglandhotsaucefest.com. See the Continue reading “The Weekly Dish 23/07/27”