A listing of local bands. Is it a complete list NO- are we gonna try to make it a complete list? YOU BET.
1. Make sure to learn the intro to Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’- Any chance you get, play this little riff and then laugh. Then play it again and smile. Then play it again and duck the flying fruit.
We got to sit down with the late great Mary Fagan and ask her out famous five questions. I mean- she is not late... like… dead… but late as in… we have been trying to set up this interview for months. and...It FINNALLY HAPPENED!!!!!!!! You can catch Mary at The 3rd Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Benefit Concert Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at the Fun Intelligent Training; Concord, NH. More info on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1460219587535162/
Did you know that Concord NH has its very own local music radio show? Yeah- we do. Thursday nights at 9:00 pm on WNHN 94.7 you can hear ‘Granite State of Mind’ with Rob Azevedo and Dave Cummings. This local radio show features musicians from around town, playing a few tunes LIVE on air as well as a little chat and some music played off of CDs. This past Thursday I took a trip over and sat in on one of the shows.
My mother always told me to not saying anything if you only had bad things to say. With this in mind, we tend not to point out the bad stuff in any review we do. Well, unless it is really terrible- If it is really bad- we let you know. It is in the total reverse spirit that we have decided to review the new album from the band ‘The Four Legged Faithful’. I spoke with the band’s bass player, Joseph Pierog, and he practically begged for a truthful and deep cutting review. He taunted me. He poked me. He made fun of my shoes. He made it impossible for me to write anything but a review that directed you, the reader, to each flaw in the band’s most recent album, “Devoured In The Dark”. So I am sorry Joey- You asked for it. We will only talk about everything on this album that is wrong, terrible or otherwise not worthy of being placed on an album.
It has almost become a standard operation for local bands to use Kickstarter (or some form of Kickstarter) to fund their upcoming album or project. Some of these projects get funded and others fail. Now, Kickstarter itself is not a bad thing but it has started to be used in an inappropriate way. Because of all this misuse, I now hate seeing bands start up a Kickstarter. Why????? Because the band is basically just begging for you to give them money. This is not what Kickstarter is all about. If you want your project to succeed, make sure you are using Kickstarter correctly. Stop annoying me with all your BEGGING!
By accident I ended up at Penuche’s last night. I am not sure how I got there. I wasn't supposed to be there at all. Somehow, with some invites and beers and ‘the such’ … I found myself with a PBR in my hand at Penuche’s. The band ‘Juke’ was playing on the stage.
Delanie Pickering is a young local musician that more people have become aware of as of late. I first became introduced to her amazing blues singing and slide guitar playing at the end of last year. I saw Delanie play a few songs at an open mic. I was blow away- her slide guitar playing is reminiscent of Robert Johnson. I spent years listening to the complete recordings of Robert Johnson- every crackle of the record and every note he played- Delanie puts the same passion and grit into her playing. You cannot hear her play without thinking of the great delta blues musicians of the 30’s and 40’s. We are soooooo enthralled with Delanie that we asked her to sit down for our famous 5 question interview!